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Integrated Design and Construction

Book

Author: John Straube
As the author states in the Introduction, Chapter One, “the environmental damage caused by a building’s energy consumption and its production is by far the largest impact, usually dwarfing the impact of the materials used to construct a building.” This book is intended to provide students with a...
Author: Joseph Lstiburek and John Carmody
This book, while not written as a traditional textbook, has become a classic text on moisture control. It is not specifically a “science” book; the authors tend to explain mold, moisture, and condensation in nonscientific terms. Excellent graphics that hit every part of the building envelope. The...
Author: Armin Rudd
This very practical guide explains why ventilation is so important, how ventilation should be integrated into a house, and includes a description of ways to ventilate and how to determine the best system for a particular house. It addresses the importance of proper controls of ventilation systems....
Author: Joseph Lstiburek
This relatively small guide addresses one of the most important issues in buildings—controlling rain and ground water. The prose is succinct and to the point. The graphics are outstanding. The guide is divided into five sections: Principles, Window Installation, Risk Factors (including an Average...

Website

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), under guidance from the past Federal Envelope Advisory Committee, developed this comprehensive guide for exterior envelope design and construction for institutional/office buildings. The publication list for each topic raises the level of...

Article/Report

This document was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Environments Division. It provides practical guidance on how to control moisture in buildings.1 It is not a textbook, code or standard. Chapter 1 focuses on principles of moisture control: how water moves into and...

Book

Author: John Straube
As the author states in the Introduction, Chapter One, “the environmental damage caused by a building’s energy consumption and its production is by far the largest impact, usually dwarfing the impact of the materials used to construct a building.” This book is intended to provide students with a...
Author: Joseph Lstiburek and John Carmody
This book, while not written as a traditional textbook, has become a classic text on moisture control. It is not specifically a “science” book; the authors tend to explain mold, moisture, and condensation in nonscientific terms. Excellent graphics that hit every part of the building envelope. The...
Author: Armin Rudd
This very practical guide explains why ventilation is so important, how ventilation should be integrated into a house, and includes a description of ways to ventilate and how to determine the best system for a particular house. It addresses the importance of proper controls of ventilation systems....
Author: Joseph Lstiburek
This relatively small guide addresses one of the most important issues in buildings—controlling rain and ground water. The prose is succinct and to the point. The graphics are outstanding. The guide is divided into five sections: Principles, Window Installation, Risk Factors (including an Average...

Website

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), under guidance from the past Federal Envelope Advisory Committee, developed this comprehensive guide for exterior envelope design and construction for institutional/office buildings. The publication list for each topic raises the level of...

Article/Report

This document was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Environments Division. It provides practical guidance on how to control moisture in buildings.1 It is not a textbook, code or standard. Chapter 1 focuses on principles of moisture control: how water moves into and...