WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 16, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program has launched the Solution Center, an online resource providing easy access to a wealth of building science and energy efficiency information based on Building America research results. Building America brings together the country’s top building scientists and the biggest names in the building industry to conduct field and lab studies and develop technologies and best practices for new and existing homes across the nation.
The Solution Center’s user-friendly interface offers multiple options for accessing hundreds of high-performance topics ranging from air sealing and insulation to HVAC components, walls, and windows. Resources include:
- Contracting documents or specifications
- Step-by-step installation guidance
- CAD drawings
- “Right” and “wrong” photographs
- Training videos
- Climate-specific guidance
- Codes and standards
- Reference libraries.
A mobile field kit feature allows users to save any of these elements for downloading to a mobile device for easy access at the worksite.
Explore the Building America Solution Center.