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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.

2012 IECC Code Level Insulation – DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Requirements
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Risinger Homes

Video describing insulation and air sealing strategies to meet 2012 IECC code levels.

Application of Spray Foam Insulation Under Plywood and OSB Roof Sheathing
Publication Date: July, 2015

Video describing how to air seal attic rafters with spray foam.

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 and Kitchen Exhaust Fans (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Panasonic

Video describing how to properly install a retrofit bath fan.

Bathroom and Kitchen Exhaust Fans (2)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Panasonic

Video describing how to properly install a retrofit vent cap.

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

Video describing how to properly replace windows and window frames.

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.

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.

Dropped Ceiling/Soffit Below Unconditioned Attic
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: NYSERDA

Video describing how to air seal attics.

Ducts Buried in Attic Insulation and Encapsulated
Publication Date: September, 2015
Courtesy Of: BMI

Video describing how to properly bury ducts in attic insulation.

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.  

ENERGY STAR Windows (2)
Publication Date: July, 2015

Video describing ENERGY STAR windows.

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

Video describing best practices for air sealing floors above garages.

Floor Above Unconditioned Basement or Vented Crawlspace
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: NYSERDA

Video how to properly air seal floors above unconditioned basements and vented crawlspaces. 

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.

Garage Rim/Band Joist Adjoining Conditioned Space
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Risinger Homes

Video describing best practices for attached garage sealing.

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.   

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.

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.

Plumbing/Piping (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing how to properly air seal plumbing penetrations.

Plumbing/Piping (2)
Publication Date: September, 2015
Courtesy Of: BMI

Video describing how to properly air seal around plumbing pipes.

Recessed Light Fixtures Below Unconditioned Space (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: BMI

Video describing how to properly air seal recessed light fixtures below unconditioned spaces.  

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. 

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

Video describing how to properly insulate crawlspaces.

Shafts (e.g., Duct, Flue)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: NYSERDA

Video describing how to air seal shafts, ducts, and flues.

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

Video describing how to properly air seal sill plates.

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

Video describing how to insulate and air seal sill plates.

Sill Plates (3)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

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.

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

Video describing an “excavationless” retrofit technique developed by the University of Minnesota to install exterior insulation around the foundation of an existing home by using high-pressure water to cut a trench through the dirt along the edge of a concrete foundation, remove the mud with a hydrovac, and install rigid foam over...

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

Video describing how to spray foam unvented attics.

Unvented Attic Insulation (2)
Publication Date: July, 2015

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 (2)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: NYSERDA

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.

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

Video describing whole-house fans.