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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.

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.

Six Corners Modern | High Performance Building Details
Publication Date: November, 2014
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the high-performance building details of a new home construction project.

Spruce Up Your Sprinkler System in Four Easy Steps
Publication Date: April, 2017
Courtesy Of: EPA

Video describing how homeowners can save water by maintaining their sprinklers.  

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 Foundation Slab | Madrona Passive House
Publication Date: October, 2014
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video explaining the structural foundation slab in a passive house.

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. 

Transfer Grilles (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Tamarak

Video describing how to install transfer grilles.

Transfer Grilles (2)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Tamarak

Video describing how to install transfer grilles.

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

Video describing a combination heat and hot water system that pumps hot water through a coil in the air handler to distribute through the house.

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.

Wall Assembly | Madrona Passive House
Publication Date: December, 2014
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the wall assembly of a passive house.

Wallingford Passive House | Blower Door Test
Publication Date: April, 2016
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

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

Wallingford Passive House | Exterior Assembly Details
Publication Date: August, 2015
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the exterior assembly details of a passive house.  

Wallingford Passive House | Exterior Insulation Window Detail
Publication Date: December, 2015
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the exterior insulation window details of a passive house.

Wallingford Passive House | Foundation Details
Publication Date: June, 2015
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the foundation details of a passive house.

Wallingford Passive House | Framing Details
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the framing details of a passive house.

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.

Water Moisture Issues: Flashing Windows, Water Leaks, and Kick-Out Flashings
Publication Date: August, 2016
Author(s): MW Alliance
Organization(s): MW Alliance

Steve Easley details the 2009 IECC residential requirements regarding Water and Moisture issues. Flashing, windows, water leaks and kick out flashings are all discussed.

Waverly Addition Conditioned Crawl Space
Publication Date: October, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the conditioned crawl space of a residential home addition project.

Waverly Home Addition | Exterior Cladding Details
Publication Date: February, 2014
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the exterior cladding details of a residential home addition project.

Whole-Building Delivered Ventilation
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Zero Energy Homes

Video describing how heat recovery ventilation systems.

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

Video describing whole-house fans.

Window and Door Rough Openings
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: NYSERDA

Video describing how to air seal around window and door rough openings. 

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