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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.

Dropped Ceiling/Soffit Below Unconditioned Attic
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: NYSERDA

Video describing how to air seal attics.

Floor Above Garage
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Risinger Homes

Video describing best practices for air sealing floors above garages.

Water Moisture Issues: Flashing Windows, Water Leaks, and Kick-Out Flashings
Publication Date: August, 2016
Author(s): MW Alliance
Organization(s): MW Alliance

Steve Easley details the 2009 IECC residential requirements regarding Water and Moisture issues. Flashing, windows, water leaks and kick out flashings are all discussed.