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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PA

Mold Explosion: Why Now?

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  2.6 MB

PA

Remodeling for Energy Efficiency

By Betsy Pettit, FAIA
Download.pdf  3.4 MB

PA

Small House, Built Right

By Betsy Pettit, FAIA
Download.pdf  2.6 MB

PA

Water-Managed Wall Systems

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  351.2 KB

PA

Built Wrong from the Start

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  918.1 KB

BSD

BSD-103: Understanding Basements

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.3 MB

BSD

BSD-135: Ice Dams

By John Straube
Download.pdf  577.4 KB

BSD

BSD-146: EIFS - Problems and Solutions

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  3.4 MB

BSD

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

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  166.1 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

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