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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.

A Quick Guide on How to Select a New Stove for Home Heat
Publication Date: August, 2009
Author(s): Washington Department of Ecology
Organization(s): Washington Department of Ecology

This video gives homeowners information about wood, gas, and pellet stoves and fireplace inserts.

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

Video describing best practices for air sealing floors above garages.

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.

Publication Date: June, 2011
Author(s): Risinger
Organization(s): Build with Matt Risinger

Video describing examples of poor air sealing in a new home and good air sealing of the garage-to-house air barrier in a gut rehab.

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

Video describing how to properly install HVAC filters.

Transfer Grilles (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Tamarak

Video describing how to install transfer grilles.

Whole-Building Delivered Ventilation
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Zero Energy Homes

Video describing how heat recovery ventilation systems.

Whole-House Fans
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Tamarak

Video describing whole-house fans.