Homeowner Resources

This section contains documents of particular interest to homeowners. Many of these articles describe case studies from BSC’s work with Building America, a research program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to design and construct quality homes that use less energy without costing more to build. More information is available from the U.S. Department of Energy's website.

For assistance with some of the technical terms you may encounter, please see the BSC Glossary. Our Information Sheets are also a great resource for building technical knowledge.
 

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BA-0401: Conditioned Crawlspace Construction, Performance and Codes

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  2.1 MB

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BA-0309: Renovating Your Basement

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  920.2 KB

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Mold Explosion: Why Now?

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  2.6 MB

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Remodeling for Energy Efficiency

By Betsy Pettit, FAIA
Download.pdf  3.4 MB

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Small House, Built Right

By Betsy Pettit, FAIA
Download.pdf  2.6 MB

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Water-Managed Wall Systems

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  351.2 KB

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Built Wrong from the Start

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  918.1 KB

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EcoVillage Homeowner Handbook

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  5.9 MB

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READ THIS: Before You Move In

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  393.0 KB

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READ THIS: Before You Turn Over a Unit

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  351.9 KB

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READ THIS: Before You Ventilate

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  1.5 MB

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CP-1103: New England Net Zero Production Houses

By Daniel Bergey and Kohta Uneo
Download.pdf  467.5 KB

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BA-0202: Basement Insulation Systems

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  1010.7 KB

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BA-0212: PV Primer

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  1.5 MB

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BA-0305: Why It's So Important (and Troubling) to Keep Ducts and Equipment in Conditioned Space

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  882.2 KB

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BA-9911: Heating Choices

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  213.9 KB

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BSD-103: Understanding Basements

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.3 MB

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BSD-135: Ice Dams

By John Straube
Download.pdf  577.4 KB

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BSD-146: EIFS - Problems and Solutions

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  3.4 MB

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