About the buildingscience.com project
buildingscience.com is a free online resource owned and operated by Building Science Corporation (BSC), an architecture and building science consultancy based in Westford, MA. BSC takes a leadership role in promoting the design and construction of buildings that are healthier, less energy-consuming, and more durable and economical. We want to change the way the world builds, and we believe that creating and sharing knowledge is critical to that change. buildingscience.com grew out of this commitment to promoting high-quality, objective building science information.
It is now time to grow even more. We are proud to be joined by a group of like-minded Industry Contributors as we review, expand, and update the resources on buildingscience.com.
Our website is governed by the following principles:
- Objectivity: BSC is committed to maintaining the objectivity, independence, and quality of the information we provide. Contributors acknowledge that our building science-informed opinion may not favor all of their products in all situations and will not exclude positive references to competitors’ products.
- Dialogue: BSC has a long history of working with individuals, organizations, and businesses from across the building industry to ensure that our research and communications efforts have an impact. New features on buildingscience.com will engage Contributors and other stakeholders in formal dialogue, adding depth to our analysis of critical building science issues.
- Transparency: It should always be clear to our readers where information is coming from and who contributed to it. For detailed information on related roles and policies, please see General Editorial Policies and Contributor Roles. Any further questions can be directed to us here.
- Free Access: buildingscience.com is explicitly intended to promote best practices through information sharing. The more people who read this information, the better. For this reason, we are committed to maintaining this information resource as a free service for the building community.