Designs That Work

Designs That Work are of residential Case Studies and House Plans developed by BSC to be appropriate for specific climate zones.

Case Studies provide a summary of results for each of the homes built in partnership with BSC’s Building America team. BSC creates the case studies after construction, testing and field monitoring are complete. A case study typically includes the project overview, both enclosure and mechanical designs, results of performance testing as well as the builder profile and unique project highlights.

House Plans are fully integrated construction drawing sets that include floor plans, framing plans and wall framing elevations, exterior elevations, building and wall sections, and mechanical and electrical plans. Please note that house plans are posted as examples of high performance housing designs and are not to be used for construction. For more information, see the note on the title page of the plans.