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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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Smith
Organization(s)
NIBS
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Article discussing structural and nonstructural building components and illustrates a variety of wind-induced damages, including wind-driven rain infiltration.
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Federal Emergency Management Agency
Organization(s)
FEMA
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Fact sheet describing ways to properly flash windows and doors to resist water intrusion in coastal environments; also published in FEMA P-499 “Home Builder’s Guide to Coastal Construction: Technical Fact Sheet Series.”
Author(s)
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Organization(s)
FEMA
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Description
Fact sheet describing flashing detail concepts for window and door openings that provide adequate resistance to water intrusion in coastal environments, do not depend solely on sealants, are integral with secondary weather barriers (e.g., housewrap), and are adequately attached to the wall...
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Attachments Energy Rating Council
Organization(s)
AERC
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Description
Website developed by the Attachments Energy Rating Council to provide consumers with credible, relevant, and comparable information about window attachments and their performance.
Author(s)
U.S. Department of Energy
Organization(s)
U.S. DOE
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Description
DOE presentation describing a project to study window attachments.
Author(s)
Gilbride Theresa
Organization(s)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
PNNL
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Description
Fact sheet poster describing and comparing the energy-saving and comfort benefits of window attachment options such as low-emissivity storm windows, automated blinds, cellular shades, and solar screens, etc.
Author(s)
Attachments Energy Rating Council
Organization(s)
AERC
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Description
Fact sheet providing information on window attachments and their potential for improving energy efficiency.
Author(s)
Brown W C
Organization(s)
National Research Council Canada,
NRC
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Description
Research study describing an evaluation of selected windows undertaken by IRC researchers at Ottawa’s Laurier House (now being used as a museum) to determine their effectiveness in controlling condensation.
Author(s)
Florida Solar Energy Center
Organization(s)
University of Central Florida
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Description
Web article providing information on how to reduce solar gains through windows.
Author(s)
Efficient Windows Collaborative
Organization(s)
Efficient Windows Collaborative
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Description
The Window Selection Tool will take you through a series of design conditions pertaining to your design and location.
Author(s)
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Organization(s)
USCPSC
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Description
Webpage documenting a recall of a window shade product.
Author(s)
University of Florida IFAS Extension
Organization(s)
University of Florida IFAS Extension
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Description
Fact sheet describing impact-resistant window systems with specifics on Florida’s building codes.
Author(s)
ENERGY STAR
Organization(s)
ENERGY STAR
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Description
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.
Author(s)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Organization(s)
National Weather Service
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Description
Website sharing how to stay safe before, during, and after a winter storm.
Author(s)
University of Missouri Extension
Organization(s)
University of Missouri
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Description
Article describing how generators being used for backup power during outages can lead to safety concerns.
Author(s)
American Red Cross
Organization(s)
Red Cross
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Description
Webpage from American Red Cross describing how to stay safe and prepare homes for severe winter weather such as blizzards.
Author(s)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Organization(s)
CDC
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Description
Website providing information to prepare for winter storms, prevent cold temperature-related health problems, and protect yourself during all stages of a winter storm.
Author(s)
Aldrich Robb
Organization(s)
Home Energy Magazine
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Description
Article describing sustainable community development of near zero energy homes in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
Author(s)
Curkeet Rick
Organization(s)
Intertek
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Description
Presentation about the combustion properties of wood.
Author(s)
Simpson Strong Tie
Organization(s)
Simpson Strong Tie
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Description
Catalog detailing the metal connector products manufactured by Simpson Strong-Tie and their applications and strengths.
Author(s)
University of Minnesota
Organization(s)
NorthernSTAR,
NSTAR
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Description
Information sheet about the moisture properties of wood.
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Florida Division of Emergency Management
Organization(s)
Florida Division of Emergency Management
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Description
A hurricane retrofit guide describing techniques for strengthening roof-to-wall connections for family homes.
Author(s)
Forest Products Laboratory
Organization(s)
USDA
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Description
Report summarizing information on wood as an engineering material, and presents properties of wood and wood-based products of particular concern to the architect and engineer.
Author(s)
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Organization(s)
FEMA
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Description
Fact sheet describing typical wood-pile-to-beam connections; basic construction guidance for various connection methods, including connections for misaligned piles; and pile bracing connection techniques; also published in FEMA P-499 “Home Builder’s Guide to Coastal Construction: Technical Fact...
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Washington State Department of Ecology
Organization(s)
Washington State Department of Ecology
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Description
This web site has information about burn bans, which wood burning devices are legal in Washington, why wood smoke is harmful to health, and how to reduce the smoke from your wood burning device.
Author(s)
Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings
Organization(s)
CARB,
Steven Winter Associates,
SWA
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Description
Research study describing demonstration homes that provided a wealth of information for the building community in terms of the science, effort, and cost of increasing the energy efficiency of our nation's housing stock.
Author(s)
Lstiburek
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation,
BSC
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Description
Report describing Net Zero house design with sloped roof assemblies.