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.
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]