Documents and Downloads
Chicago Porch Construction Guidelines
Tyvek Flashing System Installation Guidelines
Tyvek Water Resistive and Air Barrier Installation Guidelines
Mold and Health Issues
This document is authored by Suellen Pirages PhD of the International Center for Toxicology and Medicine, a respected authority on mold related health issues. You may be surprised by some of her findings, and how they contradict much of the current myth to mold in our homes.
Vinyl Siding Installation Guide
ADA Guide for Accessible Design
This is the Federal Gov’t’s. basic guideline for barrier free design in buildings. It’s a valuable tool for those considering building or remodeling to accommodate access challenged individuals.
Building Science Corporation Documents
The following are all Building Science Corporation documents. Building Science Corporation graciously permits these documents for download and review by visitors to this website. All the documents are copyrighted and are only for non-commercial use.
LEED Certification : What Does It Mean?
This document is a must read for anyone considering building an energy efficient structure, as it offers a critical overview of how the current rush to “all things green” can be subsumed by gimmicks, fads, and ignorance of the underlying principles that should be guiding us. Building Science Corporation has worked for the last 2 decades at researching and educating us about how buildings actually work. Read this!
A History of the Building Envelope
This digest provides a brief overview of the development of the building enclosure and can serve as an entry point into a deeper historically-informed study of buildings and building science.
Remodeling For Energy Efficiency
This is great information if you are contemplating remodeling or updating your home.