Industry Articles

Industry Articles

Sharing knowledge, studies, and test methods ensures we are all smarter and our buildings perform better. 

Article Author  

Vented Cladding Assemblies Prevent Reverse Vapor Drive and Allow Vapor-Permeable Water-Resistive and Air Barrier (WRB/AB) Membranes to Enhance Wall Assembly Drying

Scott D. Wood, CBST PDF

Weather Resistive Barrier Comparative Drying Study

BEE Engineering PDF

NFPA 285, Architectural Design and Energy Performance

Richard Keleher pdf PDF (1.31 MB)

Building Barriers - Air Barrier Systems in Predominantly Cooling Climates

Scott D. Wood, CBST PDF

Pitfalls of Post Wrap Installed Tapes

Jeff Hoch PDF

Air Barriers and Pressure Testing

Duane Jonlin PDF

Rainscreen Description Manual 

BEE Engineering PDF

Understanding "The Rainscreen Principle"

Metal Construction Association PDF

Insight - The Perfect Wall 2015

Joseph W. Lstiburek
PDF

Insight - Energy Flow Across Enclosures

Joseph W. Lstiburek
PDF

Vapour Diffusion and Condensation

J.K. Latta and R.K. Beach
PDF

Condensation in the Building Envelope: Expectations and Realities

Vince Cammalleri and Edward G. Lyon
PDF

A Method for Evaluating Air Barrier Systems and Materials

Bruno Di Lenardo
PDF

Commissioning Airtight Building Enclosures

Kevin D. Knight and Bryan J. Boyle
PDF

Impacts of Airtightness on Energy Use

Steven J. Emmerich
PDF

Understanding Vapor Barriers

Joseph W. Lstiburek PDF

Guidelines for Sustainable Building Designs

VaproShield
PDF

Moisture Control for Buildings

Joseph W. Lstiburek PDF

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - Investigation of the Impact of Commercial Building Envelope Airtightness on HVAC Energy Use

Emmerich, McDowell, Anis PDF

A Study of the Rainscreen Concept Applied to Cladding Systems on Wood Frame Walls 

Jacques Rousseau
PDF

The Impact of Airtightness On System Design

Wagdy A.Y. Anis
PDF

Whole Building Design

Don Prowler
PDF

Improving Drainage and Drying Features in Certain Conditions: Rain Screen Designs for Absorptive Claddings

NAHB PDF

NFPA 285: What you Need to Know

Jesse J. Beitel
PDF

Hockey Pucks & Hydrostatic Pressure

ASHRAE Journal PDF