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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)
Rheem
Organization(s)
Rheem
Publication Date
Description
Information for properly sizing gas lines for use with tankless water heaters and other gas appliances.
Author(s)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s)
EPA
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Description
Presentation, and online course, that provides an introduction to mold and mold remediation for environmental and public health professionals.
Author(s)
Butler,
Curtis,
Kim,
Roberts,
Sephenson
Organization(s)
NAHB Research Center
Publication Date
Description
Report outlining the features of a new house, discusses the implementation of the energy efficient design, and presents the results of short-term characterization testing.
Author(s)
Williamson,
Puttagunta
Organization(s)
CARB,
Steven Winter Associates,
SWA
Publication Date
Description
Report providing performance results of a home's heat pump water heater and whole-house dehumidifier over a six-month period.
Author(s)
Alliance for Water Efficiency
Organization(s)
Alliance for Water Efficiency
Publication Date
Description
Web page providing information about water use in pools and spas and tips for how to increase water efficiency.
Author(s)
McGeough,
Baker,
Peters,
Beitel
Organization(s)
PARR,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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Description
Research study making several recommendations to whole-home program designers and implementers for improving the cost effectiveness and reach of whole-home programs.
Author(s)
Building Science Corporation
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation
Publication Date
Description
Information sheet offering general recommendations on supplemental humidity control and outlines viable system configurations.
Author(s)
Rudd
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation
Publication Date
Description
This document covers a description of the need and applied solutions for supplemental dehumidification in warm-humid climates, especially for energy efficient homes where the sensible cooling load has been dramatically reduced.
Author(s)
German,
Dakin,
Backman,
Weitzel,
Springer
Organization(s)
ARBI,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory,
Davis Energy Group
Publication Date
Description
Research study determining how well high performance envelope and innovative cooling system interact to cost effectively reduce cooling energy use in this hot-dry climate.
Author(s)
German,
Siddiqi,
Dakin
Organization(s)
ARBI,
Davis Energy Group
Publication Date
Description
Research project evaluating the pre-and post-retrofit energy consumption of a marine climate retrofit, compare actual energy use to original predictions, and identify opportunities for cost savings in other similar retrofits in this climate.
Author(s)
DeKorne
Organization(s)
DeKorne
Publication Date
Description
Information sheet describing correct application of stucco.
Author(s)
Taggart,
Sikora,
Wiehagen,
Wood
Organization(s)
NAHB Research Center,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Publication Date
Description
Research study providing a comparison of selected retrofit activity typically done, versus that same retrofit activity approached from an integrated high performance remodeling and quality management perspective.
Author(s)
Hoeschele,
Springer,
German,
Staller,
Zhang
Organization(s)
ARBI,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory,
Davis Energy Group
Publication Date
Description
Report about proper water heater selection developed to provide step-by-step procedures for evaluating preferred cost-effective options for energy efficient water heater alternatives based on local utility rates, climate, and anticipated loads.
Author(s)
Prahl
Organization(s)
IBACOS,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Publication Date
Description
Document serving as a starting point that features initial tools and resources for teams to start collaborating to continually improve the energy efficiency and durability of new houses.
Author(s)
Berman,
Smith,
Porse
Organization(s)
ARBI,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory,
Davis Energy Group
Publication Date
Description
Document targeting retrofit program managers, retrofit contractors, policy makers, academic researchers, and non-governmental organizations that work to realize energy savings from home energy upgrades (HEUs).
Author(s)
Burdick
Organization(s)
IBACOS,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Publication Date
Description
Report describing the equipment selection of a split system air conditioner and furnace for an example house in Chicago, Illinois, as well as a heat pump system for an example house in Orlando, Florida.
Author(s)
Holton
Organization(s)
IBACOS,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Publication Date
Description
Document offering methods to greatly reduce lighting energy use through the application of high quality fluorescent and light emitting diode (LED) technologies.
Author(s)
Savage,
Hunt
Organization(s)
BARA,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory,
Building Media
Publication Date
Description
Report intending to provide useful information as the DOE/BA develops and implements comprehensive communications and outreach strategies for demonstration homes.
Author(s)
Burdick
Organization(s)
IBACOS
Publication Date
Description
Document covering the pros and cons of compact air distribution systems and the decision criteria that must be considered early in the whole-house design process.
Author(s)
Burdick
Organization(s)
IBACOS
Publication Date
Description
This Strategy Guideline covers the pros and cons of compact air distribution systems and the decision criteria that must be considered early in the whole-house design process.
Author(s)
Burdick
Organization(s)
IBACOS,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Publication Date
Description
Report about the impact on the loads when common safety factors are applied to the load calculation process using two houses that meet the 2009 IECC prescriptive path modeled as the accurate baseline.
Author(s)
Drumheller,
Wiehagen
Organization(s)
NAHB Research Center,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Publication Date
Description
Report providing information based on research and case studies, to remodelers and consumers about opportunities to increase home energy performance.
Author(s)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s)
EPA
Publication Date
Description
Document describing correct construction of swales, designed to trap particulate pollutants (suspended solids and trace metals), promote infiltration, and reduce the flow velocity of storm water runoff.
Author(s)
Rietz
Organization(s)
USDA
Publication Date
Description
Document providing information on correct storage techniques for lumber to manage moisture.
Author(s)
Northeastern IPM Center
Organization(s)
Northeastern IPM Center
Publication Date
Description
Website providing information on all types of pest management for multi-family housing.
Author(s)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Organization(s)
NREL
Publication Date
Description
Standard Work Specifications (SWS) are a major component of the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project and define the minimum requirements to ensure that the work performed during home energy upgrades is effective, durable, and safe.
Author(s)
U.S. Department of Energy,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Organization(s)
DOE,
NREL
Publication Date
Description
Website providing standard performance specifications for common residential retrofit measures and related health and safety measures.