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Case Studies

This library contains research reports produced by the Building America program and other building science resources used to support this Solution Center. The materials cover both new construction and existing homes. Use the search box and/or the filters to explore hundreds of residential building resources. Access to some references not produced by Building America may require purchase from the publisher. Documents are listed alphabetically. While we continually update our database, links may have changed since posting. Please contact our webmaster if you find broken links.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: February, 2009
Case study describing a building project in the mixed-humid climate zone.
Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: April, 2010
Case study describing a retrofit project in the cold and very-cold climate zones.
Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: July, 2010

Case study describing project conducted by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell (HfHGL) and Building Science Corporation (BSC).

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: July, 2012

Case study of a Concord four-square home retrofitted by Building Science Corporation in Massachusetts.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: July, 2010

Case study of a Concord Cape Cod style home began in August 2008 by architects and engineers at Buliding Science Corporation, who developed the drawing set and specifications for the high performance custom home to be built in Concord, Massachusetts.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: July, 2010

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell bought the land on which to build the Westford House from the town of Westford for $1. Habitat then partnered with Building Science Corporation, the community, local and national manufacturers, distributors and donors in an effort to create a comfortable, healthy, durable and energy efficient single...

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: February, 2009
Case study describing a building project in the cold and very-cold climate zones.
Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: December, 2008
Case study about a new construction project in Hilton Head, SC utilizing a whole-house performance approach.
Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: June, 2009
Case study describing a building project in the mixed-humid climate zone.
Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: July, 2010
Case study about a new construction project designed to achieve an 87% reduction in source energy use when compared to the 2009 Building America Benchmark.
Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: July, 2010
Case study about a retrofit project designed to show that advanced energy goals could be met today in existing housing.
Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: February, 2009
Case study describing a building project in the hot-humid climate zone.
Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: November, 2006
Case study describing a building project in Ohio.
Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: November, 2013

Case study about a multifamily retrofit project using individual heat recovery ventilators in 10 separate building units.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: March, 2010

Case study describing a retrofit project in the cold and very-cold climate zones.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: August, 2008
Case study describing a building project in the mixed-humid climate zone.
Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: June, 2010

Case study describing a building project in the cold and very-cold climate zones.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: August, 2010

Case study describing a building project in the mixed-humid climate zone.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: February, 2009

Case study describing a building project in the mixed-humid climate zone.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: February, 2009

Case study describing a building project in the cold and very-cold climate zones.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: February, 2010

Case study describing a building project in the cold and very-cold climate zones.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: November, 2013

Case study providing details of a new construction, net zero energy home.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: November, 2013

Case study about a new construction project using high R-value enclosures with a hybrid insulation approach.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: February, 2009

Case study describing a building project in the hot-humid climate zone.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: April, 2010

Case study describing a building project in the marine climate.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: February, 2009

Case study describing a building project in the hot-humid climate zone.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: January, 2010

Case study describing a building project in the hot-humid climate zone.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: September, 2010

Case study describing a building project in the mixed-humid climate zone.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: April, 2009

Case study describing a building project in the hot-humid climate zone.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: July, 2010

Case study describing a building project in the hot-humid climate zone.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: November, 2006

Case study describing a building project in the mixed-humid climate zone.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: April, 2017

This case study describes work with a production home builder K Hovnanian to evaluate air transfer between the garage and living space in a single-family home with an attached garage.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: November, 2013

Case study describing research about spray foam roof insulation and moisture management.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: November, 2013

Case study describing optimal design and limitations of cladding attachments over exterior sheathings.

Author(s): BSC
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: October, 2013

Case study describing research about using exterior, vapor permeable insulation of retrofit walls with vapor permeable cavity insulation.