Building Science

An Introduction to Hygrothermal Analysis
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An Introduction to Hygrothermal Analysis

Delivered in quintessential Dr. Joe style, here's a lesson in building science... More

How Buildings Age
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How Buildings Age

Joe Lstiburek provides the deep background on moisture's effects on buildings over... More

Tis the Humidifier Season
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Tis the Humidifier Season

It's that time of year when folks reaching for moisturizers and lip balm want to... More

The Star-Crossed Lovers of Building Science
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The Star-Crossed Lovers of Building Science

Windows and exterior foam don't get along. At least not the way they usually... More

Let's Stop Using the Word 'Breathe' for Buildings
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Let's Stop Using the Word 'Breathe' for Buildings

The word "breathe" serves no useful purpose in the world of building science. More

Blower Doors and Energy Retrofits
Ping Pong Water and the Chemical Engineer
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Ping Pong Water and the Chemical Engineer

Joe Lstiburek provides a clear and detailed explanation of how to use open-cell... More

Florida Tiny House is Net-Zero Showcase
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Florida Tiny House is Net-Zero Showcase

A design-builder's custom cabin explores the state of the art for hot-climate... More

A Habitat Energy Makeover
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A Habitat Energy Makeover

Donated labor and materials made this building-science feat feasible More

Ductwork and Combustion Vents:  Dangerous Interactions
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Ductwork and Combustion Vents: Dangerous Interactions

A home performance contractor and energy auditor investigates trouble in the... More

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