Mold in Buildings

Mold is a common problem in buildings that affects human health and can also damage or destroy building materials. Because mold requires water to grow, controlling mold requires a thorough understanding of how water enters and travels (or doesn’t) through buildings. Because mold also requires a food source, controlling it also requires an understanding of which building materials are susceptible to mold and how best to use and protect them.

The following documents address these key issues of water movement and mold-susceptibility. They also discuss important topics such as health effects, mold testing, and what to do when mold is found.
 

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Moisture, Building Enclosures, and Mold

By Joseph Lstiburek
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Mold Explosion: Why Now?

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  2.6 MB

PA

Public Housing Breaks the Mold: Part I

By Betsy Pettit and John Snell
Download.pdf  288.6 KB

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Public Housing Breaks the Mold: Part II

By Betsy Pettit and John Snell
Download.pdf  281.2 KB

BSD

BSD-005: Green Building and Sustainability

By John Straube
Download.pdf  362.4 KB

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BSD-012: Moisture Control for New Residential Buildings

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  3.3 MB

BSD

BSD-103: Understanding Basements

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.3 MB

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BSD-108: Investigating and Diagnosing Moisture Problems

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.4 MB

BSD

BSD-110: HVAC in Multifamily Buildings

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  722.5 KB

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BSD-111: Flood and Hurricane Resistant Buildings

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  2.8 MB

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BSD-138: Moisture and Materials

By John Straube
Download.pdf  319.1 KB

RR

RR-0209: Mold Testing

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  176.5 KB

RR

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

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  188.6 KB

RR

RR-0210: Mold Remediation in Occupied Homes

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  182.6 KB

RR

RR-0208: What You Need to Know About Mold

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  174.2 KB

BSI

BSI-002: The Hollow Building

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.9 MB

BSI

BSI-008: The Building Science of Bourbon

By Joseph Lstiburek
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BSI

BSI-009: New Light In Crawlspaces

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  285.3 KB

BSI

BSI-010: Wine Cellars

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.6 MB

BSI

BSI-013: Face Lift for Old Buildings

By Joseph Lstiburek
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