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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.

2012 IECC Code Level Insulation – DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Requirements
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Risinger Homes

Video describing insulation and air sealing strategies to meet 2012 IECC code levels.

Advanced Framing vs Traditional Framing
Publication Date: December, 2012
Author(s): Risinger
Organization(s): Build with Matt Risinger

Video describing traditional 2x4 16 inch on center framing versus advanced framing with 2x6 stud walls at 24 inch on center, insulated corners and headers, wall stud-ceiling joist alignment, etc. providing a strong wall with more room for insulation.

Continuous Rigid Insulation Sheathing/Siding (1)
Publication Date: September, 2015
Courtesy Of: Risinger Homes

Video describing exterior rigid foam insulation.

Continuous Rigid Insulation Sheathing/Siding (2)
Publication Date: September, 2015
Courtesy Of: DuPont

Video describing how to properly install continuous rigid insulation sheathing and siding.

Fully Sealed Continuous Weather Resistance Barrier (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing how to apply a fully sealed continuous weather barrier.

Fully Sealed Continuous Weather Resistance Barrier (3)
Publication Date: September, 2015
Courtesy Of: DuPont

Video describing how to fully seal a continuous weather resistance barrier.

Garage Exhaust Fans
Publication Date: June, 2018
Author(s): Dillon
Organization(s): IBS Advisors

Video by Brett Dillon, of RESNET, explaining simple wiring for installing a garage exhaust fan and reasons for garage fans.

Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing insulated concrete forms. 

No Class I Vapor Retarders on Interior Side of Exterior Walls in Warm-Humid Climates
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing vapor retarders used in Warm-Humid climates.

Polyethylene Lapped Up Walls/Piers and Secured in the Ground (1)
Publication Date: September, 2015
Courtesy Of: Crawlspace Repair

Video describing how to install a polyethylene vapor barrier/capillary break over the floor of the crawlspace.

Sill Plates (3)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing how to properly air seal sill plates.

Publication Date: November, 2015
Author(s): University of Minnesota
Organization(s): NorthernSTAR

Video describing an “excavationless” retrofit technique developed by the University of Minnesota to install exterior insulation around the foundation of an existing home by using high-pressure water to cut a trench through the dirt along the edge of a concrete foundation, remove the mud with a hydrovac, and install rigid foam over...