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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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Author(s)
Puttagunta,
Grab,
Williamson
Organization(s)
CARB,
Steven Winter Associates,
SWA
Publication Date
Description
Report about seeking a 30% source energy savings targets over a comparable 2009 International Energy Conservation Code-built home in the cold climate zone, using simple measures.
Author(s)
National Roofing Contractors Association
Organization(s)
National Roofing Contractors Association
Publication Date
Description
Manuals describing design, materials, and installation techniques applicable to almost all types of roof systems; four-volume set includes Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems, Membrane Roof Systems, Architectural Metal Flashing and Condensation and Air Leakage Control, and Steep-Slope Roof Systems.
Author(s)
McIlvaine,
Saunders,
Bordelon,
Baden,
Elam,
Martin
Organization(s)
BA-PIRC,
Florida Solar Energy Center,
FSEC,
TexEnergy Solutions,
Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)
Publication Date
Description
Report providing a SWOT analysis inherent to different models as a way of thinking about the transition from traditional business models into a viable model for delivering deep energy retrofits
Author(s)
Hanley-Wood
Organization(s)
Journal of Light Construction
Description
A field guide with residential construction best practices.
Author(s)
Woolf
Organization(s)
Minera Roof Trusses & Joints
Publication Date
Description
Report illustrating CAD drawings and modeling of bracing layouts for a gable roof truss.
Author(s)
Militello-Hourigan,
Ryan Edward,
Shelly L Miller
Organization(s)
University of Colorado-Boulder
Publication Date
Description
Article describing a field study that test ventilation performance in nine homes and found current ventilation was inadequate to remove PM2.5 and CO2 levels; however, a directly exhausting range hood can reduce peak PM2.5 concentrations by 75% or more.
Author(s)
Texas A&M University
Organization(s)
Texas A&M University,
University of Maryland
Publication Date
Description
Article from Texas A&M University and the University of Maryland analyzing why and how urban flooding happens and what can be done to mitigate damage.
Author(s)
Stephen T. Peters,
Ian N. Robertson
Organization(s)
University of Hawaii College of Engineering
Publication Date
Description
Projectile missile testing of various wall panel configuration to understand how the different wall constructions would perform when struck with wind driven debris from a hurricane.
Author(s)
Aldrich,
Zuluaga
Organization(s)
Home Energy
Publication Date
Description
Research study exploring how effective interior insulation systems are at keeping basements dry and warm.
Author(s)
The Family Handyman
Organization(s)
The Family Handyman
Publication Date
Description
Brochure describing HVAC filter options for efficiency and IAQ.
Author(s)
Building Science Corporation
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation
Publication Date
Description
Report outlining a case study about a building project in the hot-humid climate zone.
Author(s)
Insulated Concrete Forms Association
Organization(s)
Insulated Concrete Forms Association
Publication Date
Description
Document with information on preventing termites when using ICFs.
Author(s)
U.S. Forest Service
Organization(s)
USDA
Publication Date
Description
An introduction to the insect termites.
Author(s)
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Organization(s)
CSIRO
Publication Date
Description
Damage from termites in weatherboard cladding.
Author(s)
NorthernSTAR
Organization(s)
University of Minnesota
Publication Date
Description
This case study describes costs associated with the External Thermal and Moisture Management System developed by the NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership for retrofitting roofs with rigid foam over the roof deck, especially on one and a half-story homes.
Author(s)
NorthernSTAR
Organization(s)
University of Minnesota
Publication Date
Description
This case study describes costs associated with the External Thermal and Moisture Management System developed by the NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership for retrofitting roofs with rigid foam over the roof deck, especially on one and a half-story homes.
Author(s)
Department of Energy
Organization(s)
DOE
Publication Date
Description
Brochure with information about how to select and install house wrap and other weather-resistive barriers.
Author(s)
Southface Energy Institute,
ORNL
Organization(s)
DOE
Publication Date
Description
Brochure with information for homeowners about the benefits of air sealing.
Author(s)
Air Conditioning Contractors of America
Organization(s)
ACCA
Publication Date
Description
The Technician's Guide equips practitioners with the knowledge to properly implement all of the measurement procedures required in the HVAC QI Specification.
Author(s)
Building Performance Institute
Organization(s)
Building Performance Institute
Publication Date
Description
Standard covering minimum required health and safety diagnostics and specifications for BPI's Building Analyst Professional certification.
Author(s)
Christensen
Organization(s)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Publication Date
Description
Document on the development of two simple in-home efficiency test methods that can be used by technicians, researchers, or interested homeowners to verify the correct operation and energy efficiency of a homes air conditioning and heating equipment.