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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.

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 Flashed Window and Door Openings (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing how to properly flash window and door openings.

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

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

Fully Sealed Continuous Weather Resistance Barrier (2)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: NYSERDA

Video describing how to seal a continuous weather resistance barrier.

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.

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.

Publication Date: June, 2011
Author(s): Risinger
Organization(s): Build with Matt Risinger

Video describing examples of poor air sealing in a new home and good air sealing of the garage-to-house air barrier in a gut rehab.

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

Video describing best practices for attached garage sealing.

Heat Pump Water Heaters (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: BMI

Video describing heat pump water heaters. 

Heat Pump Water Heaters (2)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: BMI

Video describing heat pump water heaters.

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.

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

Author(s): Bindford

Video about properly insulating around plumbing pipes to prevent freezing.

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..

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.

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.

LED Lingo
Publication Date: April, 2017
Author(s): Advanced Energy
Organization(s): Advanced Energy

Video explaining things to look for when looking at LED lighting including energy consumption, brightness, lumens versus watts, etc.

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

Video describing how to install light tubes.

Mini-Split (Ductless) Heat Pumps (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Risinger Homes

Video describing mini split ductless heat pumps.

Mini-Split (Ductless) Heat Pumps (2)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Zero Energy Homes

Video describing mini split ductless heat pumps.

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.

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.

Polyethylene Lapped Up Walls/Piers and Secured in the Ground (1)
Publication Date: September, 2015
Courtesy Of: Crawlspace Repair

Video describing how to install a polyethylene vapor barrier/capillary break over the floor of the crawlspace.

Proper Clothes Dryer Venting
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing proper clothes dryer ventilation.

Proper Installation of Filter
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing how to properly install HVAC filters.

PSC Troubleshooting
Publication Date: June, 2014
Author(s): Advanced Technology Institute (ATI)
Organization(s): Advanced Technology Institute (ATI)

Video describing permanent split capacitor (PSC) motors.

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.

Seal Seams in Air Handler Cabinets
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Zero Energy Homes

Video describing how to seal air handler cabinet seams.

Sealed and Insulated Flex Ducts
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing how to seal and insulate flex ducts.

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.

Publication Date: July, 2016
Author(s): Advanced Energy

Video describing how to install and secure a polyethylene vapor barrier on the floor of a crawlspace.

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

Video describing structural insulated panels.

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.

Total Duct Leakage Tests
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: BMI

Video describing how to properly seal ducts. 

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