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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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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RR-9904: Unvented-cathedralized attics: Where we've been and where we're going

By Armin Rudd, Joseph Lstiburek, Kohta Ueno
Download.pdf  289.5 KB

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RR-0304: Central Fan Integrated Supply Ventilation—The Basics

By Armin Rudd
Download.pdf  778.9 KB

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RR-0209: Mold Testing

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  176.5 KB

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RR-0211: Mold—Causes, Health Effects and Clean-up

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  188.6 KB

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RR-0308: The How and Why of Your High Performance HVAC System

By Building Science Corporation
Download.pdf  1.1 MB

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RR-0409: Painting

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  588.6 KB

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RR-0210: Mold Remediation in Occupied Homes

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  182.6 KB

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RR-0208: What You Need to Know About Mold

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  174.2 KB

BSI

BSI-003: Concrete Floor Problems

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  989.6 KB

BSI

BSI-009: New Light In Crawlspaces

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  285.3 KB

BSI

BSI-012: Why Energy Matters

By John Straube
Download.pdf  1.7 MB

BSI

BSI-015: Top Ten Dumb Things To Do In the South

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  171.1 KB

GM

Mass Save Deep Energy Retrofit Builder Guide

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

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