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.

Showing results 151 - 200 of 2009

Author(s)
Sloggatt
Organization(s)
Fine Homebuilding
Publication Date
Description
Article providing steps to stop air leaks around the windows and doors of the home.
Author(s)
Natural Resources Canada
Organization(s)
Natural Resources Canada
Publication Date
Description
Web resource with information for consumers about air source heat pumps.
Author(s)
Holladay
Organization(s)
Green Building Advisor
Publication Date
Description
Website article interviewing the inventor of the Larsen truss, a history of its use, and a discussion of its advantages and disadvantages.
Author(s)
Holladay
Organization(s)
Green Building Advisor
Publication Date
Description
Article about different types of weather resistant barrier.
Author(s)
Clean Energy Reviews
Organization(s)
Clean Energy Reviews
Publication Date
Description
Website providing comparison charts and reviews of battery energy storage systems and inverters for solar power systems.
Author(s)
Alliance for Water Efficiency
Organization(s)
Alliance for Water Efficiency
Publication Date
Description
Alliance for Water Efficiency website homepage.
Author(s)
American Cleaning Institute
Organization(s)
American Cleaning Institute
Publication Date
Description
American Cleaning Institute website homepage.
Author(s)
American Gas Association
Organization(s)
AGA
Publication Date
Description
Report providing information regarding the benefits and challenges associated with the installation of earthquake-actuated automatic shut-off valves (ASVs) or remote-control valves (RCVs) to stop the flow of natural gas into buildings in the event of an earthquake or rupture of the gas line.
Author(s)
Beckett Corporation
Organization(s)
Beckett Corporation
Publication Date
Description
Webpage that gives an introduction to PSC motors and their operation.
Author(s)
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Organization(s)
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Publication Date
Description
Updated detailed information about Formaldehyde.
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)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Organization(s)
FEMA,
EPA,
NIH,
OSHA
Publication Date
Description
Guidance from HUD, EPA, NIH, and FEMA for workers who deal directly with 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)
American Society of Civil Engineers
Organization(s)
ASCE
Publication Date
Description
Web-based mapping tool offering a fast reliable way to look up key design parameters specified in Standard ASCE 7-10 or 7-16 for a specific address or location. Free access is provided for wind and tsunami hazard data; seismic, ice, rain, flood, and snow data are available for a small fee.
Author(s)
Wilkerson
Organization(s)
Medeek Design
Publication Date
Description
Webpage providing 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. Fee required for some data.
Author(s)
American Society of Civil Engineers
Organization(s)
ASCE
Publication Date
Description
Standard describing the minimum requirements and expected performance for the siting and design and construction of buildings and structures in flood hazard areas that are subject to building code requirements.
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.