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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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Author(s)
Baker,
Yee,
Brand
Organization(s)
PARR,
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Publication Date
Description
Report that collected field data from a whole-home program in Illinois are utilized to compare marketplace-installed measures to the energy saving optimal packages previously developed for 15 housing types.
Author(s)
Prahl,
Beach
Organization(s)
IBACOS
Publication Date
Description
Report outlining workflow and results of regression models on monthly and daily utility data (meter readings of electricity consumption), outlining a process for screening and gathering useful results from inverse models.
Author(s)
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Organization(s)
FEMA
Publication Date
Description
Short guide from FEMA describing how to anchor tall bookcases and file cabinets during seismic events.
Author(s)
American National Standards Institute,
Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association
Organization(s)
American National Standards Institute,
Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association
Publication Date
Description
Standard detailing the specific requirements for all face, back, and inner ply grades as well as formaldehyde emissions, moisture content, tolerances, sanding, and grade marking.
Author(s)
APA - The Engineered Wood Association
Organization(s)
APA - The Engineered Wood Association
Publication Date
Description
Website homepage of APA – The Engineered Wood Association, a nonprofit trade association combining the research efforts of scientists and engineers, APA promotes new solutions and improved processes that benefit the entire industry.
Author(s)
APA - The Engineered Wood Association
Organization(s)
APA
Publication Date
Description
A publication highlighting recommendations that contribute to improved overall performance in the structural shell and focus on good connection details to tie together exterior walls, roofs and floors.
Author(s)
APA - The Engineered Wood Association
Organization(s)
APA
Publication Date
Description
Wall bracing calculator simplifying the design of residential structures that comply with 2009, 2012, 2015 or 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) wall bracing requirements.
Author(s)
Stratton
Organization(s)
CARB,
Steven Winter Associates,
SWA
Publication Date
Description
Document highlighting federal accessibility laws which may apply to a housing development, and common mistakes made in the field which, if avoided, will help to ensure compliance.
Author(s)
ARXX Building Products
Organization(s)
ARXX Building Products
Publication Date
Description
License agreement detailing rights of ARXX and ICF CAD detail users.
Author(s)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s)
EPA
Publication Date
Description
EPA's website about asbestos.
Author(s)
American Society of Civil Engineers
Organization(s)
American Society of Civic Engineers
Description
Standard providing minimum functionality requirements for earthquake-actuated automatic gas shutoff devices that shut off the flow of gaseous fuels for single-family homes or multi-family structures up to three stories.
Author(s)
Wilkerson
Organization(s)
Medeek Design
Description
Webpage providing free mapping tool for obtaining ground snow load, based on ASCE 7-10, for any location in the contiguous United States, with the exception of locations requiring a case study due to extreme local variations in ground snow loads.
Author(s)
American Society of Civil Engineers
Organization(s)
ASCE
Publication Date
Description
Web-based mapping tool offering a fast way to look up key design parameters such as hurricane-prone regions and wind-borne debris regions, as defined in ASCE 7-16, Chapter 26 and ASCE 7-10.
Author(s)
American Society of Civil Engineers
Organization(s)
ASCE
Publication Date
Description
2017 version of a standard that is a primary reference for structural engineers addressing the seismic resilience of existing buildings and for building code officials reviewing such work.
Author(s)
American Society of Civil Engineers
Organization(s)
ASCE
Publication Date
Description
Website providing requirements for general structural design, including means for determining dead, live, soil, flood, snow, rain, atmospheric ice, earthquake, and wind loads, as well as their combinations.
Author(s)
ASHRAE
Organization(s)
ASHRAE
Publication Date
Description
Guidebook covering basic principles and data used in the HVAC&R industry.
Author(s)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Organization(s)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Publication Date
Description
Code establishing the rules of safety relating only to pressure integrity for the design, fabrication, and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels during construction.
Author(s)
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Organization(s)
FEMA
Publication Date
Description
Technical fact sheet describing ways to construct asphalt shingle roofs to be more resistant to high winds and hurricanes; also published in FEMA P-499 “Home Builder’s Guide to Coastal Construction: Technical Fact Sheet Series.”
Author(s)
Rapp,
Less,
Singer,
Stratton,
Wray
Organization(s)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Description
The exhaust from residential combustion appliances contains air pollutants and high levels of moisture that must be conveyed to the outdoors to maintain acceptable indoor quality.
Author(s)
Roberts,
Merket,
Polly,
Heaney,
Casey,
Robertson
Organization(s)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Publication Date
Description
Report assessing the accuracy of HEST as it was being developed and to provide information useful to DOE program managers and HEST development team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Author(s)
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Organization(s)
FEMA
Publication Date
Description
Website providing a compilation of guidance, case studies, tools, and training to assist local communities as they are in the midst of managing recovery post-disaster.
Author(s)
Association of Bay Area Governments
Organization(s)
ABAG
Publication Date
Description
A basic guide walking through the various types of valves useful in mitigating the effects of earthquakes and other seismic events on natural gas pipelines for residential use.