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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.

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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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ENRGY STAR webpage discussing the basics of certified ceiling fans.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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Website that describes two ceiling fan types and their respective ENERGY STAR eligible product types.
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ENERGY STAR
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A website describing a list of common vocabulary used when describing light bulbs.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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A simple three-step guide for homeowners who are looking to replace existing light bulbs with more energy-efficient, higher-performing bulbs.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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A website explaining the various shades of light, from warm to cool colors, with a visual diagram illustrating the various shades of light.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR criteria that requires clothes dryers meet this set of efficiency and cycle time requirements using eligibility and energy performance metrics.
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ENERGY STAR
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Calculator helping users determine cost savings of refrigerator replacement.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR,
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Webpage on ENERGY STAR website with links to several product categories, including windows, HVAC, home appliances, and computer monitors, that list products going well above ENERGY STAR minimum criteria for their category.
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ENERGY STAR
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Calculator to help homeowner's calculate the size of pool pump they need.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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Webpage for finding all the information you need to start shopping for ENERGY STAR certified products, including product details, rebates, and retailers near you.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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Website for finding rebates and special offers near you on ENERGY STAR certified products. Products that earn the ENERGY STAR label meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the U.S. EPA helping you save energy and money while protecting the environment.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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A website calculator that can calculate how much you can save by switching to ENERGY STAR certified products.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR overview on certified ventilation fans.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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A website explaining why homeowners should install ENERGY STAR certified lightbulbs, which helps to save homeowners on utility bills and protect the environment.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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A ENERGY STAR guide on efficient heating, ventilation and cooling systems in residential homes.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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A website explaining the measurement of light bulbs, measurable in lumens, & brightness levels that ENERGY STAR products produce.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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A website explaining the basics of LED lightning, their lifespan, their use in general lighting applications, the amount of heat produced, and why you should choose ENERGY STAR certified LED products for your home.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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A fact sheet providing information on ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs & how to find the right one to fit your lighting fixture.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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A website exploring the use of lighting controls products like dimmers, motion sensors and timers to save energy in the home.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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A website explaining basic lighting principles and terms & how they are applied to the home.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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A website explaining lumens & how to compare the amount of light that lightbulbs can produce when shopping for replacements.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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A info sheet providing information on ENERGY STAR certified water heaters and the various criteria water heaters must undergo to become ENERGY STAR certified, including metrics on efficiency and performance.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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A factsheet providing information on ENERGY STAR certified gas tankless water heaters with information on how they cut water heating expenses while providing a continuous delivery of hot water.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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Introductory guide to air sealing the envelope of a home to reduce wasted energy and save on energy costs.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR website to find the best windows by selecting your state and county (or zip code in California) to find your climate zone and learn more about picking the best product for your area.