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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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University of Missouri Extension
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University of Missouri
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Article describing how generators being used for backup power during outages can lead to safety concerns.
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American Red Cross
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Red Cross
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Webpage from American Red Cross describing how to stay safe and prepare homes for severe winter weather such as blizzards.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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CDC
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Website provides information to prepare for winter storms, prevent cold temperature-related health problems, and protect yourself during all stages of a winter storm.
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Aldrich Robb
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Home Energy Magazine
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Article describing sustainable community development of near zero energy homes in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
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Curkeet
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Intertek
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Presentation about the combustion properties of wood.
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Simpson Strong Tie
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Simpson Strong Tie
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Catalog detailing the metal connector products manufactured by Simpson Strong-Tie and their applications and strengths.
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Florida Division of Emergency Management
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Florida Division of Emergency Management
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A hurricane retrofit guide describing techniques for strengthening roof-to-wall connections for family homes.
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Forest Products Laboratory
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USDA
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Report summarizing information on wood as an engineering material, and presents properties of wood and wood-based products of particular concern to the architect and engineer.
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Federal Emergency Management Agency
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FEMA
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Fact sheet describing typical wood-pile-to-beam connections; basic construction guidance for various connection methods, including connections for misaligned piles; and pile bracing connection techniques; also published in FEMA P-499 “Home Builder’s Guide to Coastal Construction: Technical Fact...
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Washington State Department of Ecology
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Washington State Department of Ecology
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This web site has information about burn bans, which wood burning devices are legal in Washington, why wood smoke is harmful to health, and how to reduce the smoke from your wood burning device.
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Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings
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CARB,
Steven Winter Associates,
SWA
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Research study describing demonstration homes that provided a wealth of information for the building community in terms of the science, effort, and cost of increasing the energy efficiency of our nations housing stock.
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Lstiburek
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Building Science Corporation,
BSC
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Report describing Net Zero house design with sloped roof assemblies.