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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.

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.

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

Video describing raised heel trusses for minimum attic eave insulation.

Double Wall Framing
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: PostGreen Homes

Video describing double wall studs.

Double Walls
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: PostGreen Homes

Video describing double stud walls.

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

Video describing how to properly install insulation.

Other Exterior Walls
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: NYSERDA

Video describing how to properly air seal exterior walls.

Rigid Foam Board Insulation for Band Joists (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: BMI

Video describing how to properly insulate band joists in crawlspaces. 

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing structural insulated panels.