Building America Solution Center: Linking Innovations to Industry

January 15, 2013

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.

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.

Explore the Building America Solution Center.