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

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  166.1 KB

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Mass Save Deep Energy Retrofit Builder Guide

By Betsy Pettit, FAIA, Ken Neuhauser, Cathy Gates
Download.pdf  6.1 MB

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