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Building Science Digests

Building Science Digests provide building industry professionals from different disciplinary backgrounds with a concise overview of fundamental building science topics. They were inspired by the Canadian Building Digests produced by the National Research Council of Canada starting in 1960, which in turn drew on a long history of other practice-oriented publications.

BSC Building Science Digests focus on translating theory into practical, usable information. Some address a broad topic such as building enclosure design, while others illustrate the applicability of building science to more specific or specialized issues such as strawbale construction. Building Science Digests are keystone BSC documents, exemplifying the ideas and research approaches that we view as critical to our work
 

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BSD-005: Green Building and Sustainability

By John Straube
Download.pdf  362.4 KB

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BSD-007: Historical Development of the Building Enclosure

By John Straube
Download.pdf  1.5 MB

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BSD-010: Looking at Tomorrow

By John Straube
Download.pdf  82.5 KB

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BSD-011: Thermal Control in Buildings

By John Straube
Download.pdf  901.1 KB

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BSD-012: Moisture Control for New Residential Buildings

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  3.3 MB

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BSD-013: Rain Control in Buildings

By John Straube
Download.pdf  1011.3 KB

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BSD-014: Air Flow Control in Buildings

By John Straube
Download.pdf  1.1 MB

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BSD-018: The Building Enclosure

By John Straube
Download.pdf  232.5 KB

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BSD-030: Rain Control Theory

By John Straube
Download.pdf  960.4 KB

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BSD-102: Understanding Attic Ventilation

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  3.7 MB

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BSD-103: Understanding Basements

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.3 MB

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BSD-105: Understanding Drainage Planes

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.8 MB

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BSD-106: Understanding Vapor Barriers

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  3.8 MB

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BSD-108: Investigating and Diagnosing Moisture Problems

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.4 MB

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BSD-110: HVAC in Multifamily Buildings

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  722.5 KB

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BSD-112: Building Science for Strawbale Buildings

By John Straube
Download.pdf  2.2 MB

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BSD-113: Ground Source Heat Pumps ("Geothermal") for Residential Heating and Cooling: Carbon Emissions and Efficiency

By John Straube
Download.pdf  266.4 KB

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BSD-115: Wood Pitched Roof Construction

By John Straube
Download.pdf  810.7 KB

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BSD-138: Moisture and Materials

By John Straube
Download.pdf  319.1 KB

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BSD-146: EIFS - Problems and Solutions

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  3.4 MB

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