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Information Sheets

Information Sheets are short, descriptive overviews of basic building science topics, from duct sealing to reservoir claddings. Through illustrations, photographs, and straightforward explanations, each Information Sheet covers the essential aspects of a single topic. Common, avoidable mistakes are also examined in the What’s Wrong with this Project? and What’s Wrong with this Practice? mini-series.

Information Sheets are useful both as an introduction to building science and as a handy reference that can be easily printed for use in the field, in a design meeting, or at the building permit counter.

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Info-001: Residential Best Practices Criteria

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  341.9 KB

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Info-101: Groundwater Control

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  783.0 KB

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Info-110: Soil Gas Control

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  335.5 KB

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Info-201: Common Advanced Framing Details

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  799.2 KB

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Info-301: Drainage Plane/Water Resistive Barrier

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  1.7 MB

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Info-302: Pan Flashing for Exterior Wall Openings

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  3.0 MB

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Info-303: Common Flashing Details

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  1.5 MB

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Info-304: Integrating Deck Ledger Board with Drainage Plane

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  1.2 MB

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Info-305: Reservoir Claddings

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  1.1 MB

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Info-306: Interior Water Management

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  467.8 KB

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Info-310: Vapor Control Layer Recommendations

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  851.1 KB

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Info-311: Vapor Open Assemblies

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  603.3 KB

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Info-312: Vapor Permeance of Some Building Materials

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  200.0 KB

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Info-401: Air Barriers—Airtight Drywall Approach

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  1.5 MB

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Info-405: Sealing Air Barrier Penetrations

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  1.1 MB

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Info-406: Air Sealing Windows

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  275.4 KB

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Info-407: Air Barriers—Tub, Shower and Fireplace Enclosures

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  1.5 MB

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Info-408: Critical Seal (Spray Foam at Rim Joist)

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  1.3 MB

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Info-500: Building Materials Property Table

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  54.9 KB

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Info-501: Installation of Cavity Insulation

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  735.8 KB

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Info-502: Temperature Dependence of R-values in Polyisocyanurate Roof Insulation

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  975.5 KB

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Info-511: Basement Insulation

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  1.4 MB

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Info-512: Crawlspace Insulation

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  355.0 KB

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Info-513: Slab Edge Insulation

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  673.3 KB

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Info-601: Sealed Combustion

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  165.6 KB

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Info-602: Ducts in Conditioned Space

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  708.8 KB

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Info-603: Duct Sealing

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  1.7 MB

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Info-604: Transfer Ducts and Grilles

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  603.1 KB

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Info-606: Placement of Intake and Exhaust Vents

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  237.4 KB

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Info-607: Refrigeration System Installation and Startup Procedures, and AC Equipment Efficiency

By Armin Rudd
Download.pdf  18.7 KB

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Info-608: What's the Big Deal About Refrigerant Charge—Why Should the Builder or Homeowner Care?

By Armin Rudd
Download.pdf  399.5 KB

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Info-610: Central Fan Integrated Ventilation Systems

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  97.7 KB

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Info-611: Balanced Ventilation Systems (HRVs and ERVs)

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  1.7 MB

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Info-620: Supplemental Humidity Control

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  350.8 KB

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Info-701: What's Wrong With This Project? Top Chord Bearing Truss

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  74.5 KB

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Info-702: What's Wrong With This Project? Inset Flanged Window

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  66.2 KB

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Info-703: What's Wrong With This Project? Interior Door Framing

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  72.6 KB

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Info-704: What's Wrong With This Project? Site-Made Beam

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  91.2 KB

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Info-705: What's Wrong With This Project? Interior Framed Beam

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  68.2 KB

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Info-706: What's Wrong With This Project? Supporting Framing Around Windows

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  79.5 KB

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Info-707: What's Wrong With This Project? Non-Load Bearing Framing

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  123.4 KB

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Info-708: What's Wrong With This Project? Interior Wall at Exterior Wall

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  84.0 KB

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Info-709: What's Wrong With This Project? Extra Window Framing

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  80.2 KB

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Info-801: What's Wrong With This Practice? Using Unsealed Wall Cavities or Panned Floor Joists as Return Plenum

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  120.3 KB

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Info-802: What's Wrong With This Practice? Using Unsealed Wall Cavities Between Garage and Living Space as Return Plenum

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  123.9 KB

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Info-803: What's Wrong With This Practice? Unsealed Conditioning Equipment Outside Conditioned Space

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  120.6 KB

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Info-804: What's Wrong With This Practice? Undercutting Doors

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  119.8 KB

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