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 201 - 250 of 2009

Author(s)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Organization(s)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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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
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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,
LBNL
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
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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
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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.
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Association of Bay Area Governments
Organization(s)
ABAG
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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.
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American Society for Testing and Materials
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ASTM
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Description
Specification describing criteria for manufactured polymetric materials used to provide a rainscreen function, a means for the drainage of liquid moisture and the ventilation of vapor moisture that enters an above-grade exterior wall assembly.
Author(s)
American Society for Testing and Materials
Organization(s)
ASTM
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Description
Webpage for searching all of ASTM's standards, books, journals, and technical articles.
Author(s)
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Organization(s)
FEMA
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Description
Fact sheet describing recommended practices for installing brick veneer that will enhance wind resistance in high wind regions and examples of proper installations and brick veneer tie spacings; also published in FEMA P-499 “Home Builder’s Guide to Coastal Construction: Technical Fact Sheet Series.”...
Author(s)
Lstiburek
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation,
BSC
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Description
Document providing background and approach for the prep work necessary prior to adding attic insulation - focusing on combustion safety, ventilation for indoor air quality, and attic ventilation for durability.
Author(s)
Neuhauser
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory,
BSC
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Description
Report about a project that examines implementation of advanced retrofit measures in the context of a large-scale weatherization program and the archetypal Chicago, Illinois, brick bungalow.
Author(s)
Mallay,
Kochkin
Organization(s)
Home Innovation Research Labs
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Description
This report outlines research activities that are expected to facilitate the adoption of energy retrofits by remodeling contractors and roofing contractors using retrofit panels. The results of this research will be applicable to many existing house designs in most climates and markets. The...
Author(s)
Home Ventilating Institute
Organization(s)
Home Ventilating Institute
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Description
Web page describing the benefits of attic fans, with rules for sizing fans and intake vents.
Author(s)
Weatherization Assistance Program
Organization(s)
DOE
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Description
Powerpoint on attic ventilation developed as training material for the Weatherization Assistance Program.
Author(s)
Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Organization(s)
Government of Canada
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Description
Article by the Canadian Government on attic ventilation and considerations for moisture and ice dams.
Author(s)
City of Berkeley
Organization(s)
City of Berkeley
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Description
Brochure for gas customers describing city’s automatic gas shutoff valve installation and training program.
Author(s)
Oscar Castillo
Organization(s)
4 Home Sales Realty
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Description
Article describing different types of earthquake shut-off valves for home buyers.
Author(s)
Lstiburek
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation,
BSC
Publication Date
Description
Report covering interior energy retrofits of masonry buildings.
Author(s)
Bill Van der Meer
Organization(s)
The Weatherization Training Center at Penn College
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Description
Technical article describing issues and moisture concerns related to weatherization efforts.
Author(s)
Yost
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Journal of Light Construction
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Description
Article describing the building science implications of insulating vented or unvented attics.
Author(s)
Yost
Organization(s)
Journal of Light Construction
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Description
Article describing the research into insulating vented versus unvented attics.
Author(s)
Yost
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Green Building Advisor
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Description
Article describing different kinds of water-resistant backer boards.
Author(s)
Building Science Corporation
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation,
BSC
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Description
Report describing approaches to insulating basements in homes built to meet Energy Star.
Author(s)
Southface Energy Institute
Organization(s)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Description
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Author(s)
Building Science Corporation
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation,
BSC
Publication Date
Description
Information sheet describing techniques for insulating basements.