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Building America Solution Center Launched

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Building America Solution CenterThe 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.

Offerings include:

  • 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.

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green building consultant; owner/founder, Design AVEnues LLC

Ann V. Edminster, M. Arch., LEED AP, is a leading green building consultant, speaker, teacher, and author. Her recent work and award-winning book, Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet, focus on net-zero energy homes. Ann has taught for groups including AIA, USGBC, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Southern California Edison. Ann’s consulting clients include major builders, software companies, design firms, developers, public agencies, utilities, investors, and homeowners. She has held key roles on numerous award-winning residential projects of all types.

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