The U.S. DOE recently launched the Building America Solution Center, a rich online resource repository that “provides residential building professionals with access to expert information on hundreds of high-performance design and construction topics, including air sealing and insulation, HVAC components, windows, indoor air quality, and much more.
- Contracting documents and specifications
- Installation guidance
- Energy codes and labeling program compliance
- CAD drawings
- “Right and wrong” photographs
- Training videos
- Climate-specific case studies
- Technical reports.
Users can access content in several ways, including the ENERGY STAR® checklists, alphabetical lists, a house diagram with selectable components, and an information map. Logged-in users can quickly save any of these elements into their personal Field Kit.
The Solution Center is interactive and community-driven, informed by research teams, national laboratories, building codes, ENERGY STAR®, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Challenge Home, industry professionals, and users like you.