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Published Articles

Published Articles are a selected set of articles written by BSC personnel and published in professional and trade magazines that address building science topics. For example, our work has appeared in Fine Homebuilding, Home Energy, ASHRAE’s High Performance Buildings, The Journal of Building Enclosure Design and The Journal of Building Physics. We thank these publications for their gracious permission to republish.

We are passionate about building science and welcome new opportunities to share information. If your publication needs content about energy efficiency, durability, or other aspects of high-performance building, please contact us at info@buildingscience.com.

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Air Leaks—How They Waste Energy and Rot Houses

By John Straube
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Foam Shrinks, and Other Lessons

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.3 MB

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Throw-away buildings: The slow-motion failure of Toronto's glass condos

By John Straube

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A Crash Course in Roof Venting

By Joseph Lstiburek
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The Future of Window Technology . . . Is Here!

By John Straube
Download.pdf  2.3 MB

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ECM Efficiency—Better (and Worse) Than You Think

By Kohta Ueno
Download.pdf  281.2 KB

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Measuring the Impact of Interior Insulation on Solid Masonry Walls in a Cold Climate

By Wilkinson/De Rose/Sullivan/Straube
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Adhered Veneers and Inward Vapor Drives: Significance, Problems and Solutions

By Straube/Schumacher/Smegal/Jablonka
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BSD-139: Deep Energy Retrofit of a Sears Roebuck House—A Home for the Next 100 Years

By Betsy Pettit, FAIA
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Measurement of Ventilation and Interzonal Distribution in Single-Family Homes

By Armin Rudd and Joseph Lstiburek
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Remodeling for Energy Efficiency

By Betsy Pettit, FAIA
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A Critical Review of the Use of Double-Façades for Office Buildings in Cool Humid Climates

By John Straube
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Mold Explosion: Why Now?

By Joseph Lstiburek
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Eliminating Attic Vents

By Armin Rudd
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Future of Framing is Here

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  370.1 KB

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Small House, Built Right

By Betsy Pettit, FAIA
Download.pdf  2.6 MB

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Field Performance of Unvented Cathedralized (UC) Attics in the USA

By Armin Rudd
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Built Wrong from the Start

By Joseph Lstiburek
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Water-Managed Wall Systems

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  351.2 KB

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Residential Ventilation and Latent Loads

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  540.9 KB

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Moisture Control for Buildings

By Joseph Lstiburek
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Moisture, Building Enclosures, and Mold

By Joseph Lstiburek
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Public Housing Breaks the Mold: Part II

By Betsy Pettit and John Snell
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Public Housing Breaks the Mold: Part I

By Betsy Pettit and John Snell
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Development of Moisture Storage Coatings for Enthalpy Storage Wallboard

By Armin Rudd
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Phase-Change Material Wallboard for Distributed Thermal Storage in Buildings

By Armin Rudd
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