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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RR

RR-0209: Mold Testing

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

By Joseph Lstiburek
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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
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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
Download.pdf  815.0 KB

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
Download.pdf  645.0 KB

BSI

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

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  171.1 KB

BSI

BSI-016: Top Ten Issues in Residential Ventilation Design

By Armin Rudd
Download.pdf  162.3 KB

BSI

BSI-020: Energy Security (and Saving the Planet)

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.7 MB

BSI

BSI-021: Thermodynamics: It's Not Rocket Science

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  2.3 MB

BSI

BSI-027: Material View of Mold

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  2.1 MB

BSI

BSI-028: Energy Flow Across Enclosures

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  1.4 MB

BSI

BSI-037: Mold in Alligator Alley

By Joseph Lstiburek
Download.pdf  563.9 KB

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BSI-044: The Pressure is On

By Joseph Lstiburek
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