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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Author(s)
Lubliner,
Ueno,
Burkett
Organization(s)
Washington State University Extension Energy Program,
DOE
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Description
Report describing DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program current practices in insulation and roof venting to improve attic insulation energy savings and durability for manufactured homes. insulation and roof venting solutions that improve attic insulation energy savings and durability for...
Author(s)
Ueno,
Kerrigan,
Wytrykowska,
Van Straaten
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation
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Description
Research study about a high performance retrofit of an existing brick building (a former convent) into condominiums, all affordable housing.
Author(s)
Federal Emergency Management Agency
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FEMA
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Description
A brochure educating homeowners on how to install self-locking devices on cabinets, drawers and doors, including child-proof latches and drawer locks.
Author(s)
Home Innovation Research Labs
Organization(s)
HIRL
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Description
A guide on how to anchor fuel tanks to avoid damage from flooding and seismic events to the home by using straps and solid concrete slabs.
Author(s)
Home Innovation Research Labs
Organization(s)
Home Innovation Research Labs
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Description
Factsheet providing homeowners with an overview of approaches for flashing and sealing roof penetrations to help discussion with a roofing contractor.
Author(s)
Home Innovation Research Labs
Organization(s)
HIRL
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Description
A retrofit sheet providing information on elevating and securing water heaters to protect against damage during a flood.
Author(s)
Home Innovation Research Labs
Organization(s)
Home Innovation Research Labs
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Description
Fact sheet describing how to install bracing to retrofit roof dormers for increased wind resistance.
Author(s)
Home Innovation Research Labs
Organization(s)
Home Innovation Research Labs
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Description
Fact sheet describing how to install bracing to retrofit roof dormers for increased wind resistance.
Author(s)
Home Innovation Research Labs
Organization(s)
HIRL
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Description
A quick-reference guide advising homeowners on how to anchor home appliances and protect from seismic damages.
Author(s)
Brozyna
Organization(s)
IBACOS,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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Description
Report describing modification of model specifications to include guidance on energy efficiency measures is one approach that developers such as Mercy Housing of Denver, Colorado, are using to support their project teams.
Author(s)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s)
EPA
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Description
EPA guide on responsible appliance disposal for consumers.
Author(s)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s)
EPA
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Description
Resource to help builders better understand the WaterSense requirements for labeled homes and assist them in meeting the criteria so they can receive the label for their new construction.
Author(s)
Cottrell
Organization(s)
RESNET,
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
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Description
Presentation describing RESNET grading criteria for insulation installation.
Author(s)
Scott Kashuba,
Marc Kuzik,
Michael Hatzinikolas
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The Canadian Masonry Research Institute
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Description
Testing of various siding materials for their ability to resist bullets from small firearms.
Author(s)
Code Watcher: Ahead of the Building Curve
Organization(s)
Code Watcher: Ahead of the Building Curve
Publication Date
Description
Website providing resilient housing articles that relate to codes, including webinars, training, and guest articles.
Author(s)
U.S. Resiliency Council
Organization(s)
USRC
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Description
Website describing the USRC, which "brings an unparalleled level of capability to the mission of improving community resilience in the built environment."
Author(s)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Organization(s)
LBNL
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Description
Website with product and standards information about ceiling fans.
Author(s)
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Organization(s)
FEMA
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Description
Residential Tornado Safe Rooms Doors
Author(s)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s)
EPA
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Description
Resource that differentiates products in the marketplace that meet WaterSense requirements.
Author(s)
North Carolina Solar Center
Organization(s)
North Carolina Solar Center
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Description
Brochure with information on residential solar hot water systems.
Author(s)
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Organization(s)
FEMA
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Description
A fact sheet educating homeowners on the importance of residential safe rooms, including their cost and how to register a safe room with local officials.
Author(s)
German,
Hoeschele
Organization(s)
ARBI,
Davis Energy Group
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Description
Report evaluating mechanical AC precooling strategies in homes as a method for improving the load factor by shifting cooling operation from on-peak to off-peak hours.
Author(s)
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Organization(s)
FEMA
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Description
Fact sheet describing the report FEMA P-804 Wind Retrofit Guide for Residential Buildings (2010) with a link to this report and gives an overview of FEMA funds for wind retrofit projects.
Author(s)
Alliance for Water Efficiency
Organization(s)
Alliance for Water Efficiency
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Description
Website with information and research about residential hot water distribution systems.
Author(s)
Spitler,
Xing,
Cullin,
Fisher,
Shonder,
Im
Organization(s)
Oklahoma State University,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Description
Paper covering a parametric study of foundation heat exchanger-based ground source heat pump systems for several house configurations in a range of European locations, with an emphasis on determining feasible combinations.
Author(s)
Kerr,
Tondro
Organization(s)
BA-PIRC,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory,
Gas Technology Institute
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Description
Report aimed at gaining a better understanding about benefits, challenges and technologies associated with natural gas feedback systems.
Author(s)
Residential Energy Dynamics
Organization(s)
Residential Energy Dynamics
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Description
A free tool used to calculate the required minimum flow rate of dwelling-unit ventilation.
Author(s)
Rudd,
Lstiburek,
Eng,
Ueno
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Publication Date
Description
Research study identifying the best performing, most energy-efficient and cost- effective techniques to provide controlled mechanical ventilation and humidity control in hot- humid climates with thermally efficient building envelopes.
Author(s)
Building Science Corporation
Organization(s)
Building Science Corporation
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Description
Document containing some of the basic characteristics that should be met in all high performance homes.