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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.

Continuous Rigid Insulation Sheathing/Siding (1)
Publication Date: September, 2015
Courtesy Of: Risinger Homes

Video describing exterior rigid foam 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.

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

Video describing how to properly flash bottom of exterior walls.

Fully Sealed Continuous Weather Resistance Barrier (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing how to apply a fully sealed continuous weather barrier.

How to Insulate a Basement
Publication Date: November, 2017
Author(s): This Old House
Organization(s): This Old House

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to warm up a chilly concrete wall

Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing insulated concrete forms. 

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

Video describing how to properly install the OPTIMA insulation system.   

No Class I Vapor Retarders on Interior Side of Exterior Walls in Warm-Humid Climates
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing vapor retarders used in Warm-Humid climates.

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

Video describing how to properly air seal exterior walls.

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.

Sill Plates (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: NYSERDA

Video describing how to properly air seal sill plates.

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

Video describing structural insulated panels.

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

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