Building Science

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Lateral Bracing for Decks

Clear guidance on the code’s messy lateral-load provision More

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Petri Dish House

A cautionary tale of high indoor humidity, mold problems, and what not to do in a... More

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How Small Jobs Killed My Business

Chasing energy rebates takes the focus off solving problems and puts it on getting... More

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Building Science Summer Camp 2014

This summer, about 500 of brightest minds in the science of construction attended... More

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Solving for Comfort With a 'Smart' Thermostat

Tracking temperature, humidity, set point, and equipment runtime can uncover the... More

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Choosing a Whole-House Ventilation Strategy

An update on current standards and how to meet them More

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A Passive House Consultant's Toolkit

In addition to the training, here are the tools you'll need to design a Passive... More

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Monitoring Home Performance

Certain home performance problems are hard to catch because you may not be at the... More

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More Than 'Tips' Needed to Improve Energy Efficiency

A thorough, step-by-step analysis that treats the home as an integrated system is the only route to true performance improvements, including lower energy bills and better indoor air quality. More

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Stucco Rainscreen – Delta Dry Stucco & Stone Review

How can we build a stucco assembly that will be just as durable and “safe” as a traditional siding house? More

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