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.

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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
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4 Home Sales Realty
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Description
Article describing different types of earthquake shut-off valves for home buyers.
Author(s)
Lstiburek
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Building Science Corporation,
BSC
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Description
Report covering interior energy retrofits of masonry buildings.
Author(s)
Bill Van der Meer
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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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Article describing different kinds of water-resistant backer boards.
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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
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Description
Information sheet describing techniques for insulating basements.
Author(s)
Emma Elgqvist
Organization(s)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory,
NREL
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Description
Fact sheet providing information on building-scale and utility-scale battery storage for disaster resistance.
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Federal Emergency Management Agency
Organization(s)
FEMA
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Information sheet from FEMA on preparation for extreme heat, including measures for keeping homes cool.
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Town of Los Gatos California
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Town of Los Gatos California
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Description
A webpage outlining recommendations for creating defensible space.
Author(s)
Acker Larry,
Klein Gary
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Home Energy
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Description
Article describing how demand plumbing systems send cold water back to the water heater until hot water arrives at the sink, shower or other fixture where it is needed.
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Arbor Day Foundation
Organization(s)
Arbor Day Foundation
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Description
Article describing the benefits trees provide through quotes and anecdotes.
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Organization(s)
PNNL
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Description
Case study about Artistic Homes of Albuquerque, New Mexico, the first home builder in the United States to offer true net zero energy construction to the average home buyer on every home it builds.
Author(s)
Cooperative Extension Service
Organization(s)
U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperate Extension Service,
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation,
Cornell Cooperative Extension
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Description
Web-based manual providing guidance for removal and preventing entry of nuisance wildlife.
Author(s)
Hammer & Hand
Organization(s)
Hammer & Hand
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Description
This Best Practices Manual is the product of Hammer & Hand’s ongoing work to document and internally codify our standard operating procedures for construction practice.
Author(s)
Baechler Michael C,
Gilbride Theresa L,
Hefty Marye G,
Cole Pam C,
Adams Karen T,
Butner R S,
Ortiz S J,
Love Pat M
Organization(s)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
PNNL,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory,
ORNL
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Description
Report describing measures that builders in mixed-humid climates can use to build homes that have whole-house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark with no added overall costs for consumers.
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Federal Emergency Management Agency
Organization(s)
FEMA
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Document discussing methods to bioengineer stabilization of shorelines using living and non-living plant materials in combination, known as the “Living Shorelines” concept.
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American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Organization(s)
ASME
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Description
The 2017 Edition of a 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)
Zuluaga
Organization(s)
Home Energy
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Description
Document explaining why a vapor retarder that changes permeability with changing relative humidity provides added protection against moisture problems in exterior walls.
Author(s)
Brick Industry Association
Organization(s)
Brick Industry Association
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Description
Code determining the frequency of the weep holes and other brick masonry rain screen wall requirements.
Author(s)
Lstiburek
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation,
BSC
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Description
Research study discussing how housewraps restrict or permit the passage of water molecules based on size, but cannot control the direction in which the water vapor molecules move.
Author(s)
Joseph Lstiburek
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation
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Description
Article from Building Science Corporation on construction techniques for extreme heat conditions in Dubai and Las Vegas.
Author(s)
Lstiburek
Organization(s)
BSC
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Description
Report providing guidance on designing buildings to be flood resistant.
Author(s)
Lstiburek
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation
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Description
Book presenting the best techniques for energy and resource efficient residential construction in the colder climates of North America.
Author(s)
Lstiburek
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation
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Description
The Builder's Guide provides the building industry with the latest and best practical information on how to apply building science principles to structures as systems in hot-humid climate regions.
Author(s)
Baechler Michael C,
Bartlett Rosemarie,
Gilbride Theresa L,
Love Pat M
Organization(s)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
PNNL,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory,
ORNL
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Description
Document providing guidance to U.S. home builders who want to accept the challenge.