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-0214: Conditioning Air in the Humid South—Creating Comfort and Controlling Cost

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  1.9 MB

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BA-0704: Building a Durable and Energy Efficient Home in Post-Katrina New Orleans

By Peter Baker
Download.pdf  1.5 MB

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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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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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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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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-0505: Residential Dehumidification Systems Research for Hot-Humid Climates

By Armin Rudd, Joseph Lstiburek, Kohta Ueno
Download.pdf  2.2 MB

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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-146: EIFS - Problems and Solutions

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  3.4 MB

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BSD-150: Black Stains on Carpets and Ghosting of Framing

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  166.1 KB

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RR-0301: Unvented Roof Summary Article

By Kohta Ueno
Download.pdf  1.5 MB

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RR-0203: Relative Humidity

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.0 MB

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