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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.

Showing results 351 - 400 of 2009

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California Energy Commission
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California Energy Commission
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Description
Webpage containing California Energy Commission's HVAC design information.
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State of California
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State of California
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Description
2019 version of California's plumbing code.
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Advanced Energy
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Advanced Energy
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Description
Information sheet containing images and descriptions of cantilevers.
Author(s)
Lsibturek
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Building Science Corporation,
BSC
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Description
Article describing correct ways to eliminate water damage by incorporating a sacrificial layer to foundation walls and footings.
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Building Science Corporation
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BSC
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Description
BSC definition of a capillary break.
Author(s)
Koel
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American Technical Publishers
Description
Website with instructructional material for career and technical education.
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Carpet and Rug Institute
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Carpet and Rug Institute
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Description
Standard describing a green labeling program for low VOC carpets.
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Carpet and Rug Institute
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CRI
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Description
Carpet and Rug Institute website homepage.
Author(s)
Tartarini,
Schiavon,
Cheung,
Hoyt
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Description
Online tool for thermal comfort calculations and visualizations SoftwareX 12, 100563 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.softx.2020.100563
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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ENRGY STAR webpage discussing the basics of certified ceiling fans.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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Website that describes two ceiling fan types and their respective ENERGY STAR eligible product types.
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Southface Energy Institute,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Southface Energy Institute,
ORNL
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Description
Information sheet with information about insulating and ventilating attics.
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Building Science Corporation
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Building Science Corporation,
BSC
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Description
Report about ventilation system design, including central fan integrated supply (CFIS) system, made up of a 6-inch outdoor air intake duct connected to the return side of the air handler with a fan cycling control to make sure the fan runs a programmed minimum amount of time.
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Home Ventilating Institute
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HVI
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Website providing an online directory of more than 3,600 residential ventilation products lisiting flowrates, sones, watts, and other performance metrics; all listed products have been tested by the Home Ventilating Institute.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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A website describing a list of common vocabulary used when describing light bulbs.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Description
This is a guide for establishing smoke-free policies in public housing and multifamily properties.
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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EPA
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Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the EPA evaluates potential risks from new and existing chemicals and acts to address any unreasonable risks chemicals may have on human health and the environment. This website explains the implications of such chemicals.
Author(s)
Spanier,
Scheu,
Brand,
Yang
Organization(s)
PARR,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory,
Gas Technology Institute
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Description
Report identifying housing characteristics and energy use for fifteen single-family housing types and specifies measure packages that provide an optimum level of energy savings based on a BEopt analysis.
Author(s)
Tucker,
Jill
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SFGate
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Description
News article from SFGate explaining and giving figures on how chimney failure is the most common type of damage to homes during an earthquake.
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR
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A simple three-step guide for homeowners who are looking to replace existing light bulbs with more energy-efficient, higher-performing bulbs.
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Fisette
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University of Massachusetts
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Information sheet discussing how OSB will define the future of the structural sheathing market. OSB will define the future of the structural sheathing market. - See more at: http://bct.eco.umass.edu/publications/by-title/choosing-between-oriented-strandboard-and-plywood/#sthash.RilEtDpl.dpuf
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Gifford
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American Boiler Manufacturers Association
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Part 2 of an article discussing how to maximize two-pipe steam systems for resident space heating.
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EPA
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EPA
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A list of EPA-certified wood-burning appliances for home heating for a range of budgets.
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Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation
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Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation
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Description
Installation manual for installing metal panel siding.
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North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
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North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
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Manual showing duct cleaning contractors how to identify the different types of insulated air ducts, how to open each type for access by cleaning equipment and personnel, how to close and seal openings after cleaning.
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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EPA
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A website explaining how to quickly clean up a broken compact fluorescent lightbulb.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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CDC
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Report describing the effects of extreme heat events on human health.
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UCLA Energy Design Tools Group
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Regents of the University of California
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Description
Climate Consultant is a simple to use, graphic-based computer program that helps architects, builders, contractor, homeowners, and students understand their local climate.
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Air Barrier Association of America
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Air Barrier Association of America
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Description
Standard providing master specifications for air barrier assemblies that will provide guidance to the design professional in the development of the final project specifications.
Author(s)
Dastur,
Davis
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Home Energy Magazine
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Article describing how closed crawlspaces can do "double duty" by controlling moisture and providing energy savings.
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Federal Emergency Management Agency
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FEMA
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Fact sheet providing guidance and best practices on the selection of building materials used for coastal construction, and discussing flood, wind, corrosion, decay resistance, and protection recommendations; also published in FEMA P-499 “Home Builder’s Guide to Coastal Construction: Technical Fact...