References and Resources

Author(s): California Energy Commission
Organization(s): California Energy Commission
Publication Date: April 2001

Standard containing the 2001 administrative regulations relating to building energy efficiency that applies to all residential and nonresidential buildings in California.

Author(s): California Energy Commission
Organization(s): California Energy Commission
Publication Date: March 2005

Document intended to help owners, designers, builders, inspectors, examiners, and energy consultants comply with and enforce California’s energy efficiency standards for low-rise residential buildings.

Author(s): Southface Energy Institute
Organization(s): Southface Energy Institute
Publication Date: January 2009

Document intended to help graphically demonstrate the air leakage provisions of section 402.4 of the 2009 IECC.

Author(s): ICC
Organization(s): ICC
Publication Date: January 2009

Code establishing a baseline for energy efficiency by setting performance standards for the building envelope (defined as the boundary that separates heated/cooled air from unconditioned, outside air), mechanical systems, lighting systems and service water heating systems in homes and commercial businesses.

Author(s): ICC
Organization(s): ICC
Publication Date: January 2009

Code for residential buildings that creates minimum regulations for one- and two-family dwellings of three stories or less. It brings together all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy and electrical provisions for one- and two-family residences.

Author(s): ICC
Organization(s): ICC
Publication Date: January 2012

Code establishing a baseline for energy efficiency by setting performance standards for the building envelope (defined as the boundary that separates heated/cooled air from unconditioned, outside air), mechanical systems, lighting systems and service water heating systems in homes and commercial businesses.

Author(s): ICC
Organization(s): ICC
Publication Date: January 2012

Code for residential buildings that creates minimum regulations for one- and two-family dwellings of three stories or less. It brings together all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy and electrical provisions for one- and two-family residences.

Author(s): Baechler, Gilbride, Hefty, Cole, Adams, Noonan, Love
Organization(s): PNNL, ORNL
Publication Date: September 2011

Report describing measures that builders in mixed-humid climates can use to build homes that have whole-house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark with no added overall costs for consumers.

Author(s): Baechler, Gilbride, Hefty, Cole, Adams, Butner, Oritz, Love
Organization(s): PNNL, ORNL
Publication Date: September 2011

Report describing measures that builders in mixed-humid climates can use to build homes that have whole-house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark with no added overall costs for consumers.

Author(s): Baechler, Antonopoulos, Sevigny, Gilbride, Hefty
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: October 2012

Report discussing opportunities and trends in the home performance industry, along with market drivers such as consumer demand; federal, state, and local programs; and utility and non-governmental programs.

Author(s): Steven Winter Associates
Organization(s): Steven Winter Associates
Publication Date: September 2001

Document describing advancement in factory built housing innovations.

Author(s): Bailes
Organization(s): Green Building Advisor
Publication Date: January 2013

Information sheet about unvented fireplaces and combustion safety.

Author(s): Associated Air Barrier Council
Organization(s): Associated Air Barrier Council
Publication Date: January 2002

Standards book discussing changes, additions and enhancements over the 5th edition of the AABC National Standards for Total System Balance.

Author(s): International Code Council
Organization(s): International Code Council
Publication Date: March 2014

Standards criteria supporting ICC HVAC duct support standards.

Author(s): U.S. Department of Labor
Organization(s): U.S. Department of Labor
Publication Date: January 2012

Website with information about advanced framing techniques.

Author(s): Baczek, Yost, Finegan
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: August 2002

Report describing approaches to using less wood in home building that minimize waste.

Author(s): Burdick
Organization(s): IBACOS, NREL
Publication Date: December 2011

Document providing guideance and considerations for duct design in an energy efficient house.

Author(s): NAHB, Southface Energy Institute, ORNL, NREL
Organization(s): NAHB, Southface Energy Institute, ORNL, NREL
Publication Date: January 2002

Information sheet about advanced wall framing.

Author(s): Lstiburek
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: May 2009

Brochure about creating an air barrier by sealing drywall assemblies.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: May 2009

Brochure about creating an air barrier at tub, shower and fireplace walls.

Author(s): Bailey
Organization(s): Bailey Engineering Corporation
Publication Date: March 2014

Case study about high humidity, mold and condensation on surfaces in S. Florida, and how building characteristics cause and amplify these problems.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: May 2009

Brochure about air sealing windows.

Author(s): Holladay
Organization(s): Green Building Advisor
Publication Date: July 2011

Website article interviewing the inventor of the Larsen truss, a history of its use, and a discussion of its advantages and disadvantages.

Author(s): ARXX Building Products
Organization(s): ARXX Building Products
Author(s): ASHRAE
Organization(s): ASHRAE
Publication Date: January 2013

Standard defining the roles of and minimum requirements for mechanical and natural ventilation systems and the building envelope intended to provide acceptable indoor air quality in low-rise residential buildings.

Author(s): EPA
Organization(s): EPA
Author(s): American Society for Testing and Materials
Organization(s): American Society for Testing and Materials
Publication Date: January 2011

Standard covering the minimum performance and acceptance criteria for an air barrier material or system for framed walls of low-rise buildings with the service life of the building wall in mind.

Author(s): Lstiburek
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: February 2010

Document providing background and approach for the prep work necessary prior to adding attic insulation - focusing on combustion safety, ventilation for indoor air quality, and attic ventilation for durability.

Author(s): Neuhauser
Organization(s): BSC, NREL
Publication Date: June 2012

Report about a project that examines implementation of advanced retrofit measures in the context of a large-scale weatherization program and the archetypal Chicago, Illinois, brick bungalow.

Author(s): Seifert
Organization(s): University of Alaska
Publication Date: January 2003

Document describing approaches to energy efficiency and moisture considerations for roofs in northern climates.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: January 2002

Report describing approaches to insulating basements in homes built to meet Energy Star.

Author(s): Lstiburek
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: June 2008

Research study discussing how housewraps restrict or permit the passage of water molecules based on size, but cannot control the direction in which the water vapor molecules move.

Author(s): Lstiburek
Organization(s): BSC
Author(s): Lstiburek
Organization(s): BSC
Author(s): Lukachko
Organization(s): BSC
Author(s): Christian
Organization(s): ORNL
Publication Date: March 2008

Presentation about building highly efficient, affordable homes in mixed-humid climates.

Author(s): Baechler, Gilbride, Hefty, Cole, Williamson, Love
Organization(s): PNNL, ORNL
Publication Date: September 2010

Report providing builders in marine climates with guidance for building homes that have whole-house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark with no added overall costs for consumers.

Author(s): Baechler, Gilbride, Hefty, Cole, Love
Organization(s): PNNL, ORNL
Publication Date: February 2011

Guide describing measures that builders in the cold and very cold climates can take to build homes that have whole-house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark with no added overall costs for consumers.

Author(s): Baechler, Gilbride, Hefty, Cole, Williamson, Love
Organization(s): PNNL, ORNL
Publication Date: April 2010

Report identifying the steps to take, with the help of a qualified home performance contractor, to seal unwanted air leaks while ensuring healthy levels of ventilation and avoiding sources of indoor air pollution.

Author(s): Baechler, Taylor, Bartlett, Gilbride
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: December 2004

Report discussing minimum requirements for attaining ENERGY STAR, and other techniques developed within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program.

Author(s): Lstiburek, Grin
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: November 2010

Report investigating implementation of advanced framing in both production and prototype built homes built in a variety of climate regions across the USA.

Author(s): Straube, Smegal
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: March 2009

Report considers a number of promising wall systems that can meet the requirement for better thermal control.

Author(s): Grin
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: February 2011

Presentation about advanced framing techniques.

Author(s): Green Building Advisor
Organization(s): Green Building Advisor
Publication Date: January 3013

Website providing CAD files and drawings of advanced framing details.

Author(s): Green Building Advisor
Organization(s): Green Building Advisor
Publication Date: December 2013

Information sheets containing plans and details for advanced framing.

Author(s): Green Building Advisor
Organization(s): Green Building Advisor
Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: April 2009

Information sheet with details on building enclosures for hot-dry and mixed-dry climates.

Author(s): EPA
Organization(s): EPA
Publication Date: April 2001

Document detailing how to build radon-resistant homes.

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