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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.

Advanced Technical Solutions for Zero Energy Ready Homes: Renewable Integration
Author(s): Merrigan, Antonopoulos
Organization(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Webinar describing technical solutions for integrating renewables in Zero Energy Ready Homes.

Advances in Manufactured Home Energy Efficient Design
Author(s): ARIES
Organization(s): ARIES Collaborative

Webinar explaining advances in energy efficient design for manufactured homes.

Air Sealing Best Practices and Code Compliance for Multifamily Area Separation Walls
Author(s): Cole, Rapport, Schwarz
Organization(s): Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, IBACOS, EnergyLogic

Webinar describing the best practices for air sealing multifamily separation walls.

Are the Walls Closing In?
Author(s): Kochkin
Organization(s): Home Innovation Research Labs

Webinar describing research on moisture performance in high-R walls.

Building America Webinar: Central Multifamily Water Heating Systems
Author(s): Weitzel, Dentz, Ansanelli
Organization(s): ARBI, ARIES

Webinar describing central water heating systems in multifamily buildings.

Building America Webinar: High Performance Building Enclosures: Part I, Existing Homes
Author(s): Gestwick, Schirber, Herk
Organization(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NorthernSTAR, IBACOS

Webinar explaining technical solutions for retrofitting building enclosures to reduce energy use and improve durability.

Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction
Author(s): Baker, Kochkin, Arena
Organization(s): Building Science Corporation, BSC, Partnership for Home Innovation, PHI, Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, CARB

Webinar describing strategies to address moisture and thermal needs in new construction.

Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part I
Author(s): Poerschke, Ueno
Organization(s): IBACOS, Building Science Corporation, BSC

Webinar explaining strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits.

Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II
Author(s): Zoeller, Mallay, Dentz
Organization(s): Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, CARB, Partnership for Home Innovation, PHI, Advanced Residential Integrated Energy Solutions, ARIES

Webinar describing high performance space conditioning systems.

Building America Webinar: High-Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part I: Unvented Roof Systems and Innovative Advanced Framing Strategies
Author(s): Lstiburek, Kochkin
Organization(s): Building Science Corporation, BSC, Home Innovation Research Labs

Webinar describing high-performance enclosure strategies for unvented roof systems and wall assemblies.  

Building America Webinar: Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and Compartmentalization Requirements
Author(s): Maxwell, Lstiburek
Organization(s): Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, CARB, Building Science Corporation, BSC

Webinar explaining the key challenges in multifamily ventilation and strategies to address these challenges.

Building America Webinar: New Construction Hybrid-Ductless Heat Pumps Study: Resistance is Futile
Author(s): Carter, Lubliner
Organization(s): Tacoma Power, WSU Energy Program

Webinar explaining research on ductless heat pumps in new construction.

Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings
Author(s): Dentz, Henderson, Ludwig, Ruch
Organization(s): Advanced Residential Integrated Energy Solutions, ARIES, Elevate Energy

Webinar discussing central space conditioning systems in multifamily buildings.

Building America Webinar: Stump the Building Science Chump - Codes Panel
Author(s): Burkett, Cole, Kaiser, Rossmiller
Organization(s): U.S. Department of Energy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs, Colorado Code Consulting, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Webinar answering code-related questions on duct leakage tests, moisture levels in attics and crawlspaces, combustion equipment in conditioned attics, ventilation in multifamily buildings, and continuous insulation in residential construction.

Building America Webinar: Ventilation Strategies for High Performance Homes, Part I: Application-Specific Ventilation Guidelines
Author(s): Walker
Organization(s): Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Webinar describing application-specific ventilation guidelines for high performance homes.

 Building America Webinar: Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?
Author(s): Parker, German, Less
Organization(s): Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction, Alliance for Residential Building Innovation, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Webinar focusing on the technical strategies used in successful real-world deep energy retrofits (DER).

Certified Insulated Siding: Quality, Comfort and Energy Performance
Author(s): Dobson, Brignati
Organization(s): Vinyl Siding Institute, Newport Ventures

This presentation will help you define insulated siding, understand R-value testing of insulated siding, describe proper installation of insulated siding, comply with energy codes and understand building energy performance program and software recognition.

Combustion Safety Webinar
Author(s): Brand, Bohac
Organization(s): Gas Technology Institute, Center for Energy and Environment

Webinar explaining combustion safety in homes.

Design Options for Locating Ducts within Conditioned Space
Author(s): Zoeller
Organization(s): Steven Winter Associates

Presentation with technical training covering several possible approaches to locating ducts within the home’s air and thermal barriers, and then dig into design considerations and details for the spray foam encapsulation approach.

Effect of Occupant Behavior and Air Conditioner Controls on Humidity in Typical and Low-Load Homes
Author(s): Jon Winkler, Jason Woods, Jeff Munk
Organization(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Webinar describing the effect of occupant behavior and air conditioner controls on humidity in typical and low-load homes. 

Efficient Hot Water Distribution Part 1: What’s at Stake
Author(s): Klein
Organization(s): DOE
Efficient Hot Water Distribution Part 2: How to Get it Right
Author(s): Klein
Organization(s): DOE
Field Studies of Indoor Air Quality in New U.S. Homes
Author(s): Rengie Chan
Organization(s): Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Webinar describing field studies on indoor air quality in new U.S. homes.

Author(s): Steve Easley & Associates
Organization(s): Steve Easley & Associates
Author(s): Steve Easley & Associates
Organization(s): Steve Easley & Associates
Author(s): Steve Easley & Associates
Organization(s): Steve Easley & Associates
Author(s): Steve Easley & Associates
Organization(s): Steve Easley & Associates
Author(s): Steve Easley & Associates
Organization(s): Steve Easley & Associates
High Performance HVAC: Low-Load and Plug-n-Play HVAC Systems
Author(s): Poerschke, Beach
Organization(s): IBACOS, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Webinar describing low-load and plug-n-play HVAC duct systems.

Low-E Storms: The Next “Big Thing” in Window Retrofits
Author(s): Culp, Widder, Cole
Organization(s): Birch Point Consulting, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Webinar explaining how low-e storm windows can be a cost-effective retrofit solution.

New Code Options for Insulating, Sealing, and Controlling Moisture in Unvented Attics in Residential Buildings
Author(s): Cole, Lstiburek
Organization(s): Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Building Science Corporation, BSC

Webinar explaining new code options for insulating, sealing, and controlling moisture in unvented attics in residential buildings.

Residential High Performance and the Three “R”s: Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery
Author(s): Gilbride, Reichel, Mantell-Hecathorn, Baechler
Organization(s): PNNL, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, LSU-Ag Center

Presentation describing construction techniques to make homes both energy efficient and disaster resistant.

RESNET Insulation Grading Criteria
Author(s): Cottrell
Organization(s): North American Insulation Manufacturers Association

One liner: presentation describing criteria for different insulation installation grades.

Score with Indoor Air Quality Webinar
Author(s): Singer
Organization(s): Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Webinar explaining the indoor air quality (IAQ) scoring system.

Stump the Building Chump – Joe Lstiburek
Author(s): Burkett, Lstiburek
Organization(s): U.S. Department of Energy, Building Science Corporation, BSC

Webinar answering code-related questions on insulating historic masonry buildings, mechanical ventilation, combustion equipment, excessive humidity build-up, skylights, and vapor retarders on interior walls.

Stump the Building Science Chump - Builder Panel Building America Webinar
Author(s): Burkett, Brown, Usher
Organization(s): U.S. Department of Energy, Carl Franklin Homes, Addison Homes, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Webinar answering code-related questions on sizing HVAC systems, furring strips in climate zone 4, and moisture levels in attics and crawlspaces.

Upgrading Below Grade Spaces
Author(s): NorthernSTAR
Organization(s): NorthernSTAR

Presentation for residential energy efficiency stakeholder meeting.

Variable Capacity Comfort Systems and Smart Ventilation Systems in High-Performance Homes
Author(s): Martin, Withers, Parker, Fenaughty
Organization(s): Florida Solar Energy Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL

Webinar explaining variable capacity comfort systems and smart ventilation systems in high-performance homes.

Author(s): Steve Easley & Associates
Organization(s): Steve Easley & Associates
Author(s): Steve Easley & Associates
Organization(s): Steve Easley & Associates
Zero Energy Ready Home Training
Author(s): Rashkin
Organization(s): DOE