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 1801 - 1850 of 2049

Author(s)
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Organization(s)
CSIRO
Publication Date
Description
Damage from termites in weatherboard cladding.
Author(s)
Green
Organization(s)
University of Nebraska - Lincoln,
Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County
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Description
Article describing identification of termite infestations in homes and treatment options.
Author(s)
U.S. Forest Service
Organization(s)
USDA
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Description
An introduction to the insect termites.
Author(s)
Insulated Concrete Forms Association
Organization(s)
Insulated Concrete Forms Association
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Description
Document with information on preventing termites when using ICFs.
Author(s)
Building Science Corporation
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation
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Description
Report outlining a case study about a building project in the hot-humid climate zone.
Author(s)
The Family Handyman
Organization(s)
The Family Handyman
Publication Date
Description
Brochure describing HVAC filter options for efficiency and IAQ.
Author(s)
Aldrich,
Zuluaga
Organization(s)
Home Energy,
Steven Winter Associates
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Description
Article describing a research study exploring how effective interior insulation systems are at keeping basements dry and warm.
Author(s)
Stephen T. Peters,
Ian N. Robertson
Organization(s)
University of Hawaii College of Engineering
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Description
Projectile missile testing of various wall panel configuration to understand how the different wall constructions would perform when struck with wind driven debris from a hurricane.
Author(s)
Texas A&M University
Organization(s)
Texas A&M University,
University of Maryland
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Description
Article from Texas A&M University and the University of Maryland analyzing why and how urban flooding happens and what can be done to mitigate damage.
Author(s)
U.S. Department of Energy
Organization(s)
U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Date
Description
A website covering the history of the lightbulb that includes a helpful timeline to illustrate lightbulb innovation from the 1800s - Present.
Author(s)
Militello-Hourigan,
Ryan Edward,
Shelly L Miller
Organization(s)
University of Colorado-Boulder
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Description
Article describing a field study that test ventilation performance in nine homes and found current ventilation was inadequate to remove PM2.5 and CO2 levels; however, a directly exhausting range hood can reduce peak PM2.5 concentrations by 75% or more.
Author(s)
Woolf
Organization(s)
Minera Roof Trusses & Joints
Publication Date
Description
Report illustrating CAD drawings and modeling of bracing layouts for a gable roof truss.
Author(s)
Kohta Ueno
Organization(s)
Green Building Advisor
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Description
Article from Green Building Advisor on the importance of window selection in hot climates, with an emphasis on window glazing.
Author(s)
Hanley-Wood
Organization(s)
Journal of Light Construction
Description
A field guide with residential construction best practices.
Author(s)
McIlvaine,
Saunders,
Bordelon,
Baden,
Elam,
Martin
Organization(s)
BA-PIRC,
Florida Solar Energy Center,
FSEC,
TexEnergy Solutions,
Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)
Publication Date
Description
Report providing a SWOT analysis inherent to different models as a way of thinking about the transition from traditional business models into a viable model for delivering deep energy retrofits
Author(s)
National Roofing Contractors Association
Organization(s)
National Roofing Contractors Association
Publication Date
Description
Manuals describing design, materials, and installation techniques applicable to almost all types of roof systems; four-volume set includes Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems, Membrane Roof Systems, Architectural Metal Flashing and Condensation and Air Leakage Control, and Steep-Slope Roof Systems.
Author(s)
Lstiburek
Organization(s)
BSC,
Building Science Corporation
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Description
Article describing the perfect wall and and in what order to control rain, air, vapor, and heat.
Author(s)
Puttagunta,
Grab,
Williamson
Organization(s)
CARB,
Steven Winter Associates,
SWA
Publication Date
Description
Report about seeking a 30% source energy savings targets over a comparable 2009 International Energy Conservation Code-built home in the cold climate zone, using simple measures.
Author(s)
Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings,
NREL
Organization(s)
CARB,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory,
Steven Winter Associates,
SWA
Publication Date
Description
Report developed for Habitat for Humanity about lessons learned from demonstration retrofit projects undertaken by Habitat for Humanity affiliates in New York, Maryland, and Pennsylvania; with building systems consulting and technical assistance provided by Steven Winter Associates.
Author(s)
Doyle
Organization(s)
BIRA,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Publication Date
Description
Research study identifying barriers, industry status, critical obstacles to documenting added value from energy efficiency improvements, current opportunities to support reporting about energy efficiency, and next steps toward enabling energy efficiency financing market transformation.
Author(s)
Hales
Organization(s)
Home Energy Magazine
Publication Date
Description
Article describing the risks associated with vented and unvented crawlspaces in different climate zones.
Author(s)
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
Organization(s)
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
Publication Date
Description
Even as the worst housing market correction in more than 60 years appeared to turn a corner in 2009, the fallout from sharply lower home prices and high unemployment continued.
Author(s)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s)
EPA
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Description
Document providing an overview of the Thermal Bypass Checklist for the ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes program.