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This library contains research reports produced by the Building America program and other building science resources used to support this Solution Center. The materials cover both new construction and existing homes. Use the search box and/or the filters to explore hundreds of residential building resources. Access to some references not produced by Building America may require purchase from the publisher. Documents are listed alphabetically. While we continually update our database, links may have changed since posting. Please contact our webmaster if you find broken links.

Author(s): California Energy Commission
Organization(s): California Energy Commission
Publication Date: April, 2001
Standard containing the 2001 administrative regulations relating to building energy efficiency that applies to all residential and nonresidential buildings in California.
Author(s): Steven Winter Associates
Organization(s): Steven Winter Associates, SWA
Publication Date: September, 2001

Document describing advancement in factory built housing innovations.

Author(s): Health Canada, Environment Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Organization(s): Health Canada
Publication Date: June, 2001

Document reporting results from a study done to evaluate effects of automotive emissions from attached garages on the indoor environment.

Author(s): U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s): EPA
Publication Date: April, 2001

Document detailing how to build radon-resistant homes.

Author(s): California Energy Commission
Organization(s): California Energy Commission
Publication Date: December, 2001
Document with information from a workshop addressing framing materials for residential buildings in California.
Author(s): Christensen, Barker
Organization(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Mountain Energy Partnership
Publication Date: April, 2001

Study presenting generalized results regarding the effect of surface orientation on annual incident solar radiation for locations in the United States.

Author(s): Desjarlais, Kosny, Christian
Organization(s): Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Publication Date: December, 2001

Presentation about results from an insulating concrete form energy efficiency study in Knoxville, TN.

Author(s): Calwell, Horowitz
Organization(s): Home Energy Magazine
Publication Date: June, 2001
Online article describing how ceiling fans are one of the most popular and generally well regarded of all home energy efficiency features.
Author(s): Lstiburek, Brennan
Organization(s): Building Science Corporation
Publication Date: January, 2001

Document providing guidance about building healthy homes using building science principles.

Author(s): NAHB Research Center
Organization(s): NAHB Research Center
Publication Date: January, 2001
Information sheet with construction details, pros and cons of insulated concrete forms.
Author(s): Canadian Standards Association (CSA) International
Organization(s): CSA International
Publication Date: March, 2001

Document addressing multiple surfacing options for composite wood panels with regards to their abilities to act as emission barriers.

Author(s): Composite Panel Association
Organization(s): Composite Panel Association
Publication Date: January, 2001
Document addressing multiple surfacing options for composite wood panels with regards to their abilities to act as emission barriers.
Author(s): Pierce
Organization(s): IAEI
Publication Date: July, 2001

Article on thermal protectors in recessed light fixtures.