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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.

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.

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.

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.

Madrona Passive House | CO2 Fired Heat Pump
Publication Date: June, 2015
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the CO2-fired heat pump installed in a passive house.

Madrona Passive House | Solar PV Array
Publication Date: June, 2015
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the solar PV system on a passive house.

Madrona Passive House | Ventilated Rainscreen System
Publication Date: May, 2015
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the ventilated rainscreen system installed on a passive house.

Madrona PH Window Installation | Seattle, WA
Publication Date: February, 2015
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video demonstrating a window installation in a passive house.

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 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.

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.

Passive House Basement Foundation Walls: Karuna Video #3
Publication Date: January, 2012
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the details of the basement foundation walls in a passive house.

Passive House Basement Thermal Breaks: Karuna Video #4
Publication Date: January, 2012
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the thermal breaks in a passive house basement.

Passive House Foundation Footings: Karuna Video #2
Publication Date: January, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the foundation footings in a passive house.

Passive House Foundation Wall and Drainage: Karuna Video #5
Publication Date: January, 2012
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the foundation wall and drainage system in a passive house.

Passive House Geofoam Foundation Installation: Karuna Video #1
Publication Date: October, 2011
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video showing the installation of a foundation in a passive house.

Passive House Underslab Foam & Vapor Barrier: Karuna Video #6
Publication Date: February, 2012
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the under slab and vapor barrier used on a passive house.

Passive House Wall Assembly Mock | Hammer & Hand
Publication Date: March, 2015
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video showing a mock wall assembly used in Hammer and Hand’s passive houses.  

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.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #004: Wall Assembly
Publication Date: December, 2012
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the wall assembly of a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #005: Air Sealing
Publication Date: December, 2012
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video explaining how to air seal the air barrier of a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House video #006: Insulation Details
Publication Date: December, 2012
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the EPS foam used to insulate the exterior of a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #007: Wall-To-Roof Air Barrier Details
Publication Date: January, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the wall-to-roof air barrier details of a passive house. 

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #009: Wall-To-Roof Air Barrier (Part II)
Publication Date: December, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the wall-to-roof air barrier details of a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #010: Attic Truss Details
Publication Date: January, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the attic truss details in a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #012: Interior Attic Air Barrier
Publication Date: January, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the interior attic air barrier details in a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #016: Larsen Truss With Vapor Permeable Agepan
Publication Date: April, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the larsen truss with vapor permeable agepan installed on a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #017: Mechanical Ventilation System Pt. I
Publication Date: August, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the mechanical ventilation system of a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #018: Mechanical Ventilation System Pt. II
Publication Date: August, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the mechanical ventilation system of a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #13: Completed Wall-to-Attic Air Barrier Details
Publication Date: February, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the wall-to-attic air barrier details of a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #14: Plumbing Details
Publication Date: February, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the plumbing details in the exterior walls of a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #15: Window Install Prep & Air Sealing
Publication Date: February, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing how to prep and air seal the wall cavity for window installation.

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.  

Replace Your Faucet Aerator - WaterSense Bath Hack #2
Publication Date: March, 2018
Courtesy Of: EPA

Video describing how homeowners can save water by replacing their faucet aerator.

Replace Your Showerhead - WaterSense Bath Hack #1
Publication Date: March, 2018
Courtesy Of: EPA

Video describing how homeowners can save water by replacing their showerhead.

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.

ROXUL Mineral Wool | Madrona Passive House
Publication Date: February, 2015
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the installation of mineral wool monolithic exterior insulation.

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.

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