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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Building Science Corporation
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Building Science Corporation
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Information sheet about reservoir claddings.
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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EPA
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The RERH specifications and checklists take a builder and a project design team through the steps of assessing a home’s solar resource potential and defining the minimum structural and system components needed to support a solar energy system.
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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EPA
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Website tool intended to guide home builders in assessing whether a new home has the proper physical orientation to support a future installation of a solar energy system.
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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EPA
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The RERH specifications and checklists take a builder and a project design team through the steps of assessing a home’s solar resource potential and defining the minimum structural and system components needed to support a solar energy system.
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Energy Information Administration
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EIA
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Data tables on U.S. renewable energy consumption and general trends in the market for renewable energy.
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Remodeling Magazine
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Remodeling Magazine
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Remodeling Magazine website.
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Geen Business Certification Inc.
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GBCI
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Website describing the RELi rating system and leadership standard that takes a holistic approach to resilient design.
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Mahan
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Fine Homebuilding
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A user forum discussing ways to reinforce a gable overhand that was framed using the ladder method by Mike Mahan.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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HUD
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Guide providing information for professional builders and contractors rehabbing flooded single-family houses with emphasis on safe practices and the most important activities in the rehab process.
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Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety
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IBHS
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A webpage that provides regional guides to help home and business owners prioritize necessary retrofit projects for wildfire resistance.
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Building Energy Codes Program
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DOE
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Fact sheet explaining code-compliant methods for dealing with pests.
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Federal Emergency Management Agency
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FEMA
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Fact sheet describing conditions for wildfire, how a home catches fire, how to create a survivable space, the ideal fire resistant home.
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U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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USDHS
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A fact sheet providing tips on how to assemble a kit of food, water and other disaster supplies in the event of an emergency.
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U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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USDHS
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A website serving as a national public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters.
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Federal Emergency Management Agency
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FEMA
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Website providing consumers with general guidance on preparing for and surviving a winter storm.
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Enterprise Green Communities
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Enterprise Green Communities
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Report providing strategies to support occupant behavior changes for enhancing resilience, and to reduce a building's vulnerability to extreme weather, climate change, and loss of power.
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Building Science Corporation
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Building Science Corporation
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Document reviewing ventilation strategies for different climate zones and includes schematic drawings and photographs of various ventilation installations.
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Building Science Corporation
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Building Science Corporation
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Information sheet designed for the residential construction and remodeling industries, as well as owners and managers of affordable housing, that presenting building guidance for both new construction and rehabilitation, as well as practices that can be used by property maintenance personnel.
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Lstiburek,
Brennan
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Building Science Corporation
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Information sheet explaining how cleaning and maintenance of homes affects the indoor air quality.
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Lstiburek,
Brennan
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Building Science Corporation
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Document with important building science considerations, designed for members of the residential construction and remodeling industries, as well as owners and managers who work in affordable housing.
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Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety
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IBHS
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Report assessing building codes in the 18 states most prone to hurricanes, as of 2018.
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Department of Energy
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DOE
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Information sheet with the definition and uses for a raised truss.
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U.S. Department of Energy
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DOE
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DOE case study findings on raised ceiling interior duct systems.
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City of Newberg Oregon
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City of Newberg Oregon
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An example of a form a building codes department created to ensure builders are fully aware and have taken steps to provide drainage so that water doesn’t accumulate behind siding. This example is from the city of Newberg, Oregon.
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Straube
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Building Science Corporation
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Document covering basic moisture control principles in the design of above-grade building enclosures; driving rain as a moisture load on walls; a classification system of the various rain control strategies available for walls; and good design practises for walls.
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Home Innovation Research Labs
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HIRL
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Fact sheet describing design and construction practices to reduce the likelihood of water intrusion in walls and foundations in residential construction.
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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EPA
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Standard providing information on contractors who offer radon control services to homeowners.
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Melody,
Fairey,
Beal
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Florida Solar Energy Center
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Website with answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about attic radiant barriers.
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Department of Energy
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DOE
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Department of Energy's website describing radiant barriers in homes.
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Air Conditioning Contractors of America
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Air Conditioning Contractors of America
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Radiant, hydronics, geothermal -- they are a vital part of modern comfort and energy solutions. ACCA helps hydronics contractors operate at peak performance.
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International Code Council
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ICC
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ICC code chapter 6 focusing on wall bracing and wall construction.
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Air Conditioning Contractors of America
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ACCA
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Webpage of ACCA’s Quality Standards outlining precisely the procedures that contractors should follow when designing, installing, maintaining, repairing, and verifying indoor environment systems.