Rebuilding Together Institute
Rebuilding Together Institute is an online resource for home repair tips and information, and instructive videos.
Created by Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit organization that preserves affordable housing by utilizing volunteers to repair the homes of low-income homeowners, Rebuilding Together Institute provides the information and resources volunteers and homeowners need to create a safe and healthy home.
It is our hope that this online resource will help our volunteers make a bigger impact in the homes of those in need and help homeowners learn how to make necessary, cost-effective repairs to their homes.
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The video presentations in this library will provide you with the information you need to make smart homeowner decisions or even change the lives of Rebuilding Together’s service recipients.
Select a category from the dropdown menu to view related videos – and check back often as we continue to expand this section!
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency: An excellent resource for identifying energy funding options state by state.
Energy Efficient Rehab Advisor: Provides energy efficiency recommendations that are based on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s guidelines and ENERGY STAR specifications, where applicable.
ENERGY STAR: A rating system designed to help identify products that will use less energy. ENERGY STAR-qualified products are marked with an ENERGY STAR label to help consumers compare products’ energy use.
National Association of Home Builders: A trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority.
National Fenestration Rating Council: A non-profit organization that administers the only uniform, independent rating and labeling system for the energy performance of windows, doors, skylights and attachment products.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory: A multi-program science and technology laboratory managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by UT-Battelle, LLC.
U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE): Sponsors various initiatives to build awareness about energy efficiency and renewable energy topics and to coordinate efforts toward specific goals.
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. Its mission is to protect human health and the environment.
WaterSense: A partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that makes it easy for Americans to save water and protect the environment.
Don’t Spread Lead: A Do-It-Youselfer’s Guide to Preventing Lead Poisoning by Working Lead-Safe [English PDF/Spanish PDF]