Homes and Buildings B-Roll Footage

The following video b-roll footage shows home energy assessments (also known as energy audits), simple steps to improve energy efficiency in a home, an energy efficient commercial building, and training of new weatherization professionals.

Photo of man installing insulation.

Home Energy Improvements

Various home energy improvements are shown, including attic and water heater insulation, energy efficient appliances, ductwork inspection and sealing, an air filter comparison, and LED lighting.

Home Energy Improvements B-Roll Format Length File Size
Preview reel .WMV
(zipped)
3:32 15 MB
Full-length HD video .WMV
(zipped)
3:32 130 MB
Full-length HD video .MOV
(zipped)
3:32 245 MB

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Photo of a dining room lit by a chandelier.

Lighting Choices Save You Money

A residential home is shown with newer lighting choices that save energy and money. All of the light bulbs in this video meet the new energy standards that take effect from 2012–2014. The energy-saving incandescent bulbs use about 25% less energy, and CFLs and LEDs typically use 75% less energy than traditional varieties.

Lighting Choices Save You Money B-Roll Format Length File Size
Preview reel .WMV
(zipped)
3:10 17 MB
Full-length HD video .WMV
(zipped)
3:10 119 MB
Full-length HD video .MOV
(zipped)
3:10 199 MB

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Photo looking down the hallway of a commercial building with natural lighting.

Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings — Interiors

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility is a highly energy efficient office building designed to achieve the LEED Platinum level rating. Featured here are several of the building's interior features, including natural daylighting, energy efficient work stations, recycled materials, dynamic windows, and a radiant heating and cooling system.

Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings — Interiors B-Roll Format Length File Size
Preview reel .WMV 6:09 59 MB
Full-length HD video .WMV 6:09 197 MB
Full-length HD video .MOV 6:09 260 MB

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Photo of the exterior of a large commercial building.

Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings — Exteriors

When it comes to commercial buildings, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility is a model of super efficiency. Featured here are several of the building's exterior features, including triple-glazed operable windows, insulated panels, and an on-site solar energy system.

Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings — Exteriors B-Roll Format Length File Size
Preview reel .WMV 2:58 32 MB
Full-length HD video .WMV 2:58 105 MB
Full-length HD video .MOV 2:58 136 MB

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Photo of a worker inside a home with protective tarps taped to the walls and a hose running through the center of the room.

Low-Income Weatherization

A low-income residence is retrofitted to improve energy efficiency and comfort. Steps taken to increase energy efficiency—while saving residents money on heating and cooling—include repairing cracks and holes with foil ray insulation and tape, installing insulation, sealing air ducts, and insulating a water heater.

Low-Income Weatherization B-Roll Format Length File Size
Preview reel .WMV 7:15 44 MB
Full-length HD video .WMV 7:15 264 MB
Full-length HD video .MOV 7:15 421 MB

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Photo of two men in vests and hard hats working inside of the beams and framework of a building under construction.

Energy Efficient Building Construction

A police station is constructed with an eye for energy efficiency, incorporating elements such as a passive solar design, concrete and insulation composed of recycled materials, and construction-waste recycle bins to achieve LEED Silver standards.

Energy Efficient Building Construction B-Roll Format Length File Size
Preview reel .WMV 5:55 36 MB
Full-length HD video .WMV 5:55 215 MB
Full-length HD video .MOV 5:55 347 MB

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Photo of an African-American woman caulk to seal a gap between a ceiling joist and a wall header in an unfinished room.

Weatherization: Retrofitting Homes for Efficiency

Weatherization technicians work to improve the energy efficiency of a home by air-sealing it with caulk and foam, improving its insulation, and replacing the water heater with a highly-efficient model.

Weatherization B-Roll Format Length File Size
Preview reel .WMV 2:48 13 MB
Full-length HD video .WMV 2:48 86 MB
Full-length HD video .MOV 2:48 179 MB

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Photo of a technician operating a meter that is wired up to a fan.

Home Energy Assessment Overview — Virginia

A home energy contractor conducts a home energy assessment that identifies and priorities ways a homeowner can save energy and money. Footage includes blower door test and other steps of the process.

Virginia Home Assessment B-Roll Format Length File Size
Preview reel .WMV 5:01 24 MB
Full-length HD video .WMV 5:01 165 MB
Full-length HD video .MOV 5:01 315 MB

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Photo of a technician showing homeowners an infrared camera.

Step-by-Step Home Energy Assessment — Colorado

A home energy assessment by a qualified contractor is the first step in retrofitting and weatherizing a home or business for increased energy efficiency; this footage shows a comprehensive step-by-step assessment being conducted on a residence.

Colorado Home Assessment B-Roll Format Length File Size
Preview reel .WMV 10:58 50 MB
Full-length HD video .WMV 10:58 403 MB
Full-length HD video .MOV 10:58 641 MB

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Photo of plaque, featuring EnergySTAR logo, installed on the outside of a LEED building.

A LEED Platinum Apartment Building — New York

A low-income apartment building in New York City is certified as energy-efficient at the LEED Platinum level; saving energy and costs for its residents.

LEED Apartment B-Roll Format Length File Size
Preview reel .WMV 5:54 34 MB
Full-length HD video .WMV 5:54 79 MB
Full-length HD video .MOV 5:54 284 MB

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Photo of two male trainees examining hand-held, digital testing devices while standing in front of a furnace.

Weatherization Training Center at Penn College — Williamsport, Pennsylvania

This weatherization training center has trained more than 9,000 weatherization professionals. Footage includes scenes of the center's recently expanded facility, demonstrations of blower door, drywall, and insulation classroom utilities, and students taking a hands-on examination.

Training Center B-Roll Format Length File Size
Preview reel .WMV 9:30 94 MB
Full-length HD video .WMV 9:30 354 MB
Full-length HD video .MOV 9:30 486 MB

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