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Tools for the trades to build green.

The Basics

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Course Readings + Resources

Houses, Health, and Environmental Impact

Why Don't We Build Better Houses?
Kevin Ireton, Fine Homebuilding

Decarbonizing U.S. Buildings
Jessica Leung, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Building Science

The Trouble with Building Science
Kevin Ireton, Fine Homebuilding

Mold Explosion: Why Now
Joseph Lstiburek, Fine Homebuilding

Drainage Plane/Water Resistive Barrier

Joseph Lstiburek, Building Science Corporation

Why You Need Blower Door Testing

Randy Williams, Fine Homebuilding

Good Energy

Introduction to Energy
The NEED Project

Systems Thinking and Integrated Design

House as a System
Home Performance Stakeholder Council

Water Management Details
Joseph Lstiburek, Building Science Corporation

There is No Such Thing as a Free Thermodynamic Lunch
Joseph Lstiburek, Building Science Corporation

Comfort in a Very Cold Climate

Rachel Wagner, Home Energy

What's Green Building and Why Should I Care?

Green Building and Sustainability
John Straube, Building Science Press

It's the Architecture, Stupid

Edward Mazria

The Language of Blueprints

Reading Blueprints
Journal of Light Construction

When are we gonna talk about green building?

Net Zero Ready Community
Sean Groom, Fine Homebuilding

Taking Care in the Kitchen
Seltenrich, Environmental Health Perspectives
 

Conservation 
and Performance for Existing Homes

Why You Need Blower Door Testing
Randy Williams, Fine Homebuilding

Video: Is Your House Leaking?
Green New Deal Housing

Is Your House Leaking? Homework Questions

Green New Deal Housing

What is Home Performance?

Allison Bailes, Energy Vanguard

Home Energy Guide
The Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources

How to Choose a Company to do a Home Energy Audit

Allison Bailes, Energy Vanguard

Be a Controlling Building Enclosure Control Freak with Control Layers

Allison Bailes, Energy Vanguard

Studying for the BPI Building Science Principles Certificate Exam

Additional Resources

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