Library

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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Author(s)
Berman,
Smith,
Porse
Organization(s)
ARBI,
Davis Energy Group
Publication Date
Description
Report evaluating opportunities to improve and streamline delivery of residential retrofit measures.
Author(s)
Rowley,
Kerr,
Brank
Organization(s)
PARR,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory,
Gas Technology Institute,
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance,
CNT Energy,
Future Energy Enterprises
Publication Date
Description
Document reviewing of the current northern Illinois energy efficiency retrofit programs.
Author(s)
Aldrich,
Arena
Organization(s)
CARB,
Steven Winters Associates,
SWA
Publication Date
Description
Report describing the evaluation and selection of ventilation systems for homes retrofitted for energy aesthetic and health/safety improvements in Las Vegas.
Author(s)
U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Forest Service
Organization(s)
USDA,
USFS
Publication Date
Description
A publication developed by the U.S. Forest Service for its employees and other federal agency staff describing erosion control methods.
Author(s)
Jackson Township,
Ohio
Organization(s)
Jackson Township,
Ohio
Publication Date
Description
Factsheet describing steps builders should take to reduce erosion and control sediment on construction sites during home construction.
Author(s)
County of Santa Cruz Planning Department
Organization(s)
County of Santa Cruz Planning Department
Publication Date
Description
Report describing construction site erosion and sediment control practices recommended and required by a county planning department.
Author(s)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s)
EPA
Publication Date
Description
Website explaining the risks associated with radon in homes and how to protect homes against radon.
Author(s)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s)
EPA
Publication Date
Description
The purpose of this map is to assist national, state and local organizations to target their resources and to implement radon-resistant building codes.
Author(s)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s)
EPA
Publication Date
Description
Website providing the technical specifications and related documents for home builders, subcontractors, architects, and other housing professionals interested in certifying a home to the EPA's Indoor airPLUS program requirements.
Author(s)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s)
EPA
Publication Date
Description
Website helping builders, designers, and home energy raters find products that are compliant with the EPA Indoor airPLUS Construction Specification requirements for low-emission materials.
Author(s)
Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s)
EPA
Publication Date
Description
Indoor airPLUS is a voluntary partnership and labeling program that helps new home builders improve the quality of indoor air by requiring construction practices and product specifications that minimize exposure to airborne pollutants and contaminants.
Author(s)
Scientific Certification Systems (SCS)
Organization(s)
Scientific Certification Systems (SCS)
Publication Date
Description
Standard supporting indoor air quality performance by producers, purchasers and policy makers to improve the environmental performance of products and services.
Author(s)
Enterprise Community Partners
Organization(s)
Enterprise Community Partners
Publication Date
Description
Enterprise Community Partners webpage.
Author(s)
APA - The Engineered Wood Association
Organization(s)
APA - The Engineered Wood Association
Description
Resource library with information on engineered wood products.
Author(s)
Department of Energy
Organization(s)
DOE
Publication Date
Description
Fact sheet describing principles of insulating steam distribution and condensate return lines as an effective way to prevent energy loss.
Author(s)
ENERGY STAR
Organization(s)
ENERGY STAR
Publication Date
Description
ENERGY STAR overview on certified ventilation fans.
Author(s)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s)
EPA
Publication Date
Description
ENERGY STAR specifications for residential window, door and skylights, Version 6, effective January 1, 2015.
Author(s)
ENERGY STAR
Organization(s)
ENERGY STAR
Publication Date
Description
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.
Author(s)
ENERGY STAR
Organization(s)
ENERGY STAR
Publication Date
Description
Webpage for finding all the information you need to start shopping for ENERGY STAR certified products, including product details, rebates, and retailers near you.
Author(s)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s)
EPA
Publication Date
Description
This report is designed to meet ASHRAE 62.2-2010/2013 and ANSI/ACCA’s 5 QI-2015 protocol, thereby improving the performance of HVAC equipment in new homes when compared to homes built to minimum code.
Author(s)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s)
EPA
Publication Date
Description
The ENERGY STAR criteria for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers.
Author(s)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s)
EPA
Publication Date
Description
Table of criteria for pool pumps to achieve ENERGY STAR certification.