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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.

Ask the Expert: Clothes Dryers Have Earned the ENERGY STAR!
Publication Date: April, 2015
Courtesy Of: EPA

Video describing ENERGY STAR clothes dryers. 

Basement Waterproofing at King's Hill Historic Home Remodel
Publication Date: September, 2016
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the water management strategies used when remodeling a basement.

Blower Door Quick Guide Part 2
Publication Date: August, 2012
Author(s): The Energy Conservatory
Organization(s): The Energy Conservatory

Part 2 shows how to do a one point depressurization test, the most common test, as well as how to use the Cruise function.

Building with Indoor airPLUS
Publication Date: June, 2009
Courtesy Of: EPA

Video describing how builders can incorporate Indoor airPLUS plus guidelines to help improve indoor air quality.

Comparison of ECM and PSC blower motor amp draw
Publication Date: February, 2016
Author(s): Grayfurnaceman
Organization(s): Grayfurnaceman

Video comparing electrically commutated (ECM) and permanent split capacitor (PSC) motors.

Direct Water into Gutters with a Kickout Flashing Diverter
Publication Date: April, 2009
Author(s): Fine Homebuilding
Organization(s): Fine Homebuilding

When flashing one of a house’s biggest potential leaks — where the eave overhang meets a vertical wall — editorial advisor Mike Guertin chooses to err on the side of caution to control water flow and not rely solely on step flashing.

EPS Foam Insulation | Madrona Passive House
Publication Date: December, 2014
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the EPS foam insulation used on the floor of a passive house.

Exterior Walls (Air Sealing Sheathing)
Publication Date: June, 2017
Courtesy Of: Owens Corning

Video showing a technique for airtight sheathing installation on exterior walls using foam gasket strips. 

Garage (Air Sealing)
Publication Date: June, 2017
Courtesy Of: Owens Corning

Video showing a technique for airtight drywall installation on garage walls using foam gasket strips.

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.

Glasswood Commercial Passive House Retrofit: Air Barrier
Publication Date: April, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the air barrier installed in a passive house.

Healthier Homes with Indoor airPLUS
Publication Date: December, 2015
Courtesy Of: EPA

Video describing how builders can incorporate Indoor airPLUS plus guidelines to help improve indoor air quality.

Hillside House Green Roof
Publication Date: August, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the components of a green roof.

How to air seal attic can lights – Rule Your Attic! with ENERGY STAR
Publication Date: October, 2015
Courtesy Of: EPA

Video describing how homeowners can save energy by air sealing their home's attic can lights.

How to air seal attic electrical boxes – Rule Your Attic! With ENERGY STAR
Publication Date: September, 2015
Courtesy Of: EPA

Video describing how homeowners can save energy by air sealing their home's attic electrical boxes.

How to air seal attic plumbing pipe – Rule Your Attic! with ENERGY STAR
Publication Date: October, 2015
Courtesy Of: EPA

Video describing how homeowners can save energy by air sealing their home's attic plumbing pipes.

How to measure your attic’s insulation level – Rule Your Attic! with ENERGY STAR
Publication Date: October, 2015
Courtesy Of: EPA

Video describing how homeowners can measure the amount of insulation installed in their attic.

How to Operate your Wood Stove More Efficiently
Publication Date: August, 2009
Author(s): Washington Department of Ecology
Organization(s): Washington Department of Ecology

This video shows home owners how to operate their wood stoves more efficiently to get more heat with up to one-third less wood..

Installing European Passive House Windows #001: Window Intro
Publication Date: March, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing how to install European passive house windows. This video is part of an eight-video series by Hammer & Hand.

Installing European Passive House Windows #002: Rough Opening Prep
Publication Date: March, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing how to prep the rough opening for installation of European passive house windows. This video is part of an eight-video series by Hammer & Hand.

Installing European Passive House Windows #003: Sash Removal
Publication Date: March, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing how to remove the sash of European passive house windows. This video is part of an eight-video series by Hammer & Hand.

Installing European Passive House Windows #004: Installing & Adjusting Sash
Publication Date: March, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing how to install and adjust the sash of European passive house windows. This video is part of an eight-video series by Hammer & Hand.

Installing European Passive House Windows #005: Interior Air Sealing
Publication Date: March, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing how to air seal the interior of European passive house windows. This video is part of an eight-video series by Hammer & Hand.

Installing European Passive House Windows #006: Exterior Over-Insulating
Publication Date: March, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing how to insulate the exterior of European passive house windows. This video is part of an eight-video series by Hammer & Hand.

Installing European Passive House Windows #007: Tilt Slide Doors
Publication Date: March, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing how to install European passive house tilt slide doors. This video is part of an eight-video series by Hammer & Hand.

Installing European Passive House Windows #008: Balcony Doors
Publication Date: March, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing how to install European passive house balcony doors. This video is part of an eight-video series by Hammer & Hand.

Interior Walls (Air Sealing Top and Bottom Plates)
Publication Date: June, 2017
Courtesy Of: Owens Corning

Video showing a technique for airtight drywall installation on interior walls using foam gasket strips

Karuna Passive House Air-To-Water Heat Pump
Publication Date: May, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the air-to-water heat pump and radiant floor system in a passive house.

Karuna Passive House Blower Door Test
Publication Date: September, 2012
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing how to conduct a blower door test in a passive house.

Karuna Passive House Domestic Hot Water System
Publication Date: June, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the domestic hot water system installed in a passive house.  

Karuna Passive House Exterior Shading System Pt 1
Publication Date: May, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the exterior shading system in a passive house. This video is part of a two-video series by Hammer and Hand.

Karuna Passive House Exterior Shading System Pt 2
Publication Date: May, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the exterior shading system in a passive house. This video is part of a two-video series by Hammer and Hand.

Karuna Passive House High-Density Cellulose
Publication Date: October, 2012
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the high-density cellulose insulation installed in a passive house.

Karuna Passive House HRV Supply Register
Publication Date: May, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system in a passive house.

Karuna Passive House Rainscreen System
Publication Date: October, 2012
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the rain screen system installed in a passive house.

Karuna Passive House Ventilation System
Publication Date: May, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system in a passive house.

Karuna Passive House Window Installation Demonstration
Publication Date: September, 2012
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video demonstrating a window installation in a passive house.

Loyal Heights Home Addition Video #002: Framing Details
Publication Date: August, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the framing details of a home addition.

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