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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.

Attic Eave Minimum Insulation (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: NAIMA

Video describing how to install batt insulation. 

Attic Eave Minimum Insulation (2)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: NYSERDA

Video describing how to properly insulate attic eaves.

Attic Eave Minimum Insulation (3)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Zero Energy Homes

Video describing raised heel trusses for minimum attic eave insulation.

Attic Hatch Insulation
Publication Date: July, 2015

Video describing how to properly insulate attic hatches.

Attic Knee Walls
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Risinger Homes

Video describing how to insulate and air seal attic knee walls.

Bathroom Exaust
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Panasonic

Video describing how to seal fan ducts.

Capillary Break Beneath Slab - Polyethylene Sheeting or Rigid Insulation Over Aggregate
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing how to install a capillary break beneath concrete slabs.

Complete Window and Frame Replacement
Publication Date: September, 2015
Courtesy Of: BlueHouse Energy

Video describing how to properly replace windows and window frames.

Concrete Slab over Polyethylene
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: PostGreen Homes

Video describing concrete slab over polyethylene barrier.

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.

Electrical Wiring
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing how to properly install electrical wiring.

ENERGY STAR Windows (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: BMI

Video describing ENERGY STAR windows.  

Flashing at Bottom of Exterior Walls
Publication Date: September, 2015
Courtesy Of: DuPont

Video describing how to properly flash bottom of exterior walls.

Fully Flashed Window and Door Openings (2)
Publication Date: September, 2015
Courtesy Of: DuPont

Video describing how to fully flash window and door openings.

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.

How to Install Batt Insulation (1/3): The Pre-Insulation Walk Through
Author(s): Advanced Energy
Organization(s): Advanced Energy

Brian Coble, Director of High Performance Homes for Advanced Energy provides best practices on "Proper Installation of Insulation" as he walks viewers through an ENERGY STAR Home and points out every area of a home that must be insulated to meet RESNET Grade 1 Insulation Installation Requirements. Video 1 of 3.

How to Install Batt Insulation (2/3): Insulating Tips from the Pros
Publication Date: October, 2012
Author(s): Advanced Energy
Organization(s): Advanced Energy

Brian Coble, Director of High Performance Homes for Advanced Energy provides best practices on "Proper Installation of Insulation" as he walks viewers through an ENERGY STAR Home and points out every area of a home that must be insulated to meet RESNET Grade 1 Insulation Installation Requirements. Video 2 of 3.

How To Install Batt Insulation (3/3): Fiber Glass & Rock Wool Batt Insulation Inspection (rev)
Publication Date: November, 2012
Author(s): Advanced Energy
Organization(s): Advanced Energy

Brian Coble, Director of High Performance Homes for Advanced Energy provides best practices on "Proper Installation of Insulation" as he walks viewers through an ENERGY STAR Home and points out every area of a home that must be insulated to meet RESNET Grade 1 Insulation Installation Requirements. Video 3 of 3.

Insulate Your Basement, Part 3: Insulate the Walls and Rim Joists
Publication Date: July, 2016
Author(s): Fine Homebuilding
Organization(s): Fine Homebuilding

In this episode, Justin Fink explains the why and how of using foam insulation on masonry walls, and demonstrates how to properly insulate the rim joist area with rigid foam and batt insulation.

Insulation Installation (RESNET Grade 1) - Part 1
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Certainteed

Video describing how to properly install the OPTIMA insulation system.   

Insulation Installation (RESNET Grade 1) - Part 2
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: NAIMA

Video describing how to properly install insulation.

Light Tubes
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: SolarLight

Video describing how to install light tubes.

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.

Plates/Blocking at Top of Walls Adjoining Unconditioned Spaces
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Risinger Homes

Video describing how to insulate skylight shafts and knee walls correctly.

Rigid Foam Board Interior Insulation for Existing Foundation Walls
Publication Date: September, 2015
Courtesy Of: BMI

Video describing how to properly insulate crawlspaces.

Sill Plates (2)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Risinger Homes

Video describing how to insulate and air seal sill plates.

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.

Unvented Attic Insulation (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Risinger Homes

Video describing how to spray foam unvented attics.

Walls Behind Showers and Tubs (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: BMI

Video describing how to properly insulate walls behind showers and tubs. 

Walls Behind Showers and Tubs (3)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing how to properly insulate walls behind showers and tubs.