Low Energy Buildings

Energy efficiency is central to most definitions of high-performance buildings. It is also central to BSC’s consulting, research, and education activities. At BSC, we believe in promoting energy efficiency and environmental responsibility within the constraints of marketable and affordable building technology.

The documents below discuss why energy is critical to sustainability and how to define and understand energy use (for example, through energy metrics). They also touch on key issues in energy reduction in buildings, such as thermal control and advances in window technology for commercial and residential buildings.

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GM

Attic Air Sealing Guide and Details

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  5.7 MB

BA

BA-0804: Plans For Energy Efficient Homes in Greensburg, KS

By Joseph Lstiburek and Alex Lukachko
Download.pdf  3.6 MB

BSD

BSD-011: Thermal Control in Buildings

By John Straube
Download.pdf  901.1 KB

BSD

BSD-151: Understanding Primary/Source and Site Energy

By Kohta Ueno/John Straube
Download.pdf  804.0 KB

BSD

BSD-152: Building Energy Performance Metrics

By Kohta Ueno
Download.pdf  2.9 MB

BSI

BSI-005: A Bridge Too Far

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.2 MB

BSI

BSI-006: Can Highly Glazed Building Façades Be Green?

By John Straube
Download.pdf  1013.7 KB

BSI

BSI-007: Prioritizing Green—It's the Energy Stupid*

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.1 MB

BSI

BSI-012: Why Energy Matters

By John Straube
Download.pdf  1.7 MB

BSI

BSI-014: Deciding on Energy Priorities When Building New

By John Straube
Download.pdf  201.9 KB

BSI

BSI-020: Energy Security (and Saving the Planet)

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.7 MB

BSI

BSI-022: The Perfect HVAC

By John Straube
Download.pdf  361.9 KB

BSI

BSI-026: PassivHaus Becomes Active—Further Commentary on PassivHaus

By John Straube

BSI

BSI-028: Energy Flow Across Enclosures

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.4 MB

BSI

BSI-035: We Need To Do It Different This Time

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  330.1 KB

BSI

BSI-040: High Rise Igloos

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  481.5 KB

CP

CP-1102: San Francisco Bay Area Net Zero Urban Infill

By Kohta Ueno and John Straube
Download.pdf  440.3 KB

PA

The Future of Window Technology . . . Is Here!

By John Straube
Download.pdf  2.3 MB

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