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 1901 - 1950 of 2027

Author(s)
Building Science Corporation
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation
Publication Date
Description
Information sheet providing information about vapor management.
Author(s)
Roberts,
Lay
Organization(s)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory,
EnerNOC
Publication Date
Description
Report discussing the measured variability in indoor space temperatures in a set of 60 homes located in Florida, New York, Oregon, and Washington.
Author(s)
Armin Rudd and Joseph Lstiburek
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation
Publication Date
Description
Building science report describing issues with vented attics in hot-humid climates and how sealed attic construction may be a solution.
Author(s)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Organization(s)
NREL
Publication Date
Description
NREL webpage with information to keep attic ventilation up to code and protected from wind washing.
Author(s)
Puttagunta
Organization(s)
CARB,
Steven Winter Associates,
SWA
Publication Date
Description
Information sheet about proper ventilation and air sealing.
Author(s)
Rudd,
Lstiburek
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation
Publication Date
Description
This report describes how twenty homes were tested and monitored in the Zone 2 climate of Houston, Texas, U.S.A., to evaluate the humidity control performance and operating cost of six different integrated dehumidification and ventilation systems that could be applied by production homebuilders.
Author(s)
Rose,
TenWolde
Organization(s)
ASHRAE
Publication Date
Description
Report describing the use of attic ventilation to control moisture in cathedral roofs and avoid the formation of ice dams.
Author(s)
Lstiburek
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation,
BSC
Publication Date
Description
Guide providing information on controlling attic ductwork sweating.
Author(s)
Gromicko
Organization(s)
International Association of Certified Home Inspectors
Publication Date
Description
Document outlining important safety considerations of ventless fireplaces.
Author(s)
Herderson,
Dentz,
Doty
Organization(s)
ARIES,
Levy Partnership
Publication Date
Description
Research study developed and verified a fuel oil flow field measurement protocol that is cost effective and can be performed with little training for use by the BB program as well as other weatherization programs and building science researchers.
Author(s)
Vinyl Siding Institute
Organization(s)
Vinyl Siding Institute
Publication Date
Description
Website describing proper methods for installing vinyl siding on homes.
Author(s)
Virginia Cooperative Extension,
Virginia Tech,
Virginia State University
Organization(s)
Virginia Cooperative Extension,
Virginia Tech,
VSU
Publication Date
Description
Report describing filtration, distillation, and disinfection methods of water treatment.
Author(s)
American Plywood Association
Organization(s)
American Plywood Association
Publication Date
Description
Standard that provides expanded and updated requirements for producing, marketing, and specifying plywood for construction and industrial uses.
Author(s)
Quarles
Organization(s)
Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety
Publication Date
Description
Report covering the migration of wind-blown embers in roof vents.
Author(s)
Verona,
WI Building Department
Organization(s)
Verona,
WI Building Department
Publication Date
Description
Document describing wall bracing techniques and suggestions for the city of Verona, WI building department.
Author(s)
Bajnai
Organization(s)
Chesterfield County,
VA Building Department
Publication Date
Description
A guide describing how to do wall bracing calculations and evaluations.
Author(s)
Building Enclosure Moisture Management Institute
Organization(s)
Building Enclosure Moisture Management Institute
Publication Date
Description
A presentation about the need for rainscreens including the damage water and moisture ingress into a home’s siding and framing can cause, and ways to design a resilient wall that drains and ventilates well.
Author(s)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Organization(s)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
Description
Fact sheet describing how to identify heat-related illness and what actions to take.
Author(s)
Washington State Department of Health
Organization(s)
Washington State Department of Health
Publication Date
Description
A website providing information on sealing the home against rodents and how to trap rodents once they have made their way into the home.
Author(s)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s)
EPA
Publication Date
Description
Information sheet with the Waste Reduction Model (WARM), designed to help solid waste planners and organizations track and voluntarily report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions from several different waste management practices.
Author(s)
ENERGY STAR
Organization(s)
ENERGY STAR
Publication Date
Description
A info sheet providing information on ENERGY STAR certified water heaters and the various criteria water heaters must undergo to become ENERGY STAR certified, including metrics on efficiency and performance.
Author(s)
Washington State Department of Health
Organization(s)
WSDOH
Publication Date
Description
A preparedness guide guiding homeowners on how to secure an indoor home water heater safely to wall studs.
Author(s)
Lstiburek
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation,
BSC
Publication Date
Description
Document outlining a well-detailed drainage plane and flashings.
Author(s)
Smegal,
Lstiburek
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation
Publication Date
Description
Report summarizing current research, summarizes issues that have been experienced with current best practices, and recommends ways in which the best practices can be improved for water managing sheathings.
Author(s)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s)
EPA
Publication Date
Description
Guide describing details that serve as a visual reference for each of the line items in the Water Management System Builder Checklist.
Author(s)
World Health Organization
Organization(s)
World Health Organization
Publication Date
Description
This text is one of series of supporting documents that provide guidance on implementing the World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines for drinking-water quality. It is intended to support improvement of water safety within buildings.
Author(s)
San Diego County Fire Authority
Organization(s)
San Diego County
Publication Date
Description
A San Diego County standard outlining the requirements for installing fire protection water tanks.
Author(s)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s)
EPA
Publication Date
Description
Resource that provides a checklist of program criteria for water-efficient new homes under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program.
Author(s)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s)
EPA
Publication Date
Description
Resource that establishes the criteria for water-efficient new homes under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program.
Author(s)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s)
EPA
Publication Date
Description
Website providing a searchable list of products that meet the EPA WaterSense criteria for water savings.
Author(s)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s)
EPA
Publication Date
Description
Resource that provides guidance when choosing products that meet WaterSense program requirements.
Author(s)
East Bay Municipal Utility District
Organization(s)
Alliance for Water Efficiency
Publication Date
Description
Report describing practices and considerationsfor more efficient water use in pools, spas, and fountains.
Author(s)
NW Natural
Organization(s)
NW Natural
Publication Date
Description
Webpage from NW Natural on how to prepare homes with natural gas service for earthquakes and floods, what to do during an emergency, and how to respond after the emergency has passed.
Author(s)
Weather Proofing America
Organization(s)
Weather Proofing America
Publication Date
Author(s)
National Weather Service
Organization(s)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Publication Date
Description
Web page providing statistics on weather related fatalities and injuries.
Author(s)
U.S. Department of Energy
Organization(s)
DOE
Publication Date
Description
Information sheet explaining how weatherstripping can be an easy and cost-effective way to save money on energy costs and improve comfort by reducing drafts.