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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.

Backdraft Dampers
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Tamarak

Video describing backdraft dampers.

Duct Leakage to Outdoors (2)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: BMI

Video describing how to test for duct leakage to the outdoors.  

Ducted Returns
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Risinger Homes

Video describing jumper ducts and how to pressure balance rooms. 

Encapsulated Ducts
Publication Date: July, 2015

Video describing air sealing and insulation for encapsulated ducts.

Mini-Split (Ductless) Heat Pumps (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Risinger Homes

Video describing mini split ductless heat pumps.

Mini-Split (Ductless) Heat Pumps (2)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Zero Energy Homes

Video describing mini split ductless heat pumps.

No Excessive Coiled or Looped Flex Ducts
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing proper flex duct installation.

No Kinks or Sharp Bends in Flex Duct Installation (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing how to properly install flex ducts.

Proper Installation of Filter
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing how to properly install HVAC filters.

PSC Troubleshooting
Publication Date: June, 2014
Author(s): Advanced Technology Institute (ATI)
Organization(s): Advanced Technology Institute (ATI)

Video describing permanent split capacitor (PSC) motors.

Seal Seams in Air Handler Cabinets
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Zero Energy Homes

Video describing how to seal air handler cabinet seams.

Support at Intervals for Flex Ducts (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing how to properly support at intervals for flex ducts.

Total Duct Leakage Tests
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: BMI

Video describing how to properly seal ducts. 

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

Video describing a combination heat and hot water system that pumps hot water through a coil in the air handler to distribute through the house.