Criteria Task Group Working File – Review of Suggested Resources
Building Enclosures – draft
Textbooks and Related References
- Building Science for a Cold Climate, Hutcheon, Neil B.; Handegord, G., ISBN 10: 0969436602 / 0-9694366-0-2 , ISBN 13: 9780969436607, Publisher: Construction Technology Centre Atlantic, Incorporated, 1989, Paperback [Textbook listed for U Toronto Building Science Certification required course ]
- Hygrothermal Numerical Simulation Tools Applied to Building Physics, December 2012 (2013), João M.P.Q. Delgado, Eva Barreira, Nuno M.M. Ramos, Vasco Peixoto de Freitas , ISBN: 978-3-642-35002-3 (Print) 978-3-642-35003-0 (Online), 100 pages. [Not yet reviewed by Task Group]
- Integrated Modeling using MatLab, Simulink and COMSOL: with heat, air and moisture applications for building physics and systems [Paperback], Jos van Schijndel Date: November 27, 2008 | ISBN-10: 3639106695 | ISBN-13: 978-3639106695 [Not yet reviewed by Task Group]
- Building Physics – Heat, Air and Moisture: Fundamentals and Engineering Methods with Examples and Exercises [Paperback], Hugo S. L. C. Hens , Date: September 24, 2012 | ISBN-10: 3433030278 | ISBN-13: 978-3433030271 | Edition: 2 [Recommended]
- Lstiburek, Joseph, Carmody, John; Moisture Control Handbook: Principles and Practices for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings; Wiley; 1996; 232 pg.; ISBN: 978-0-471-31863-7 (Recommended)
- Bomberg, Mark, Tomasz Kisilewicz, and Christopher Mattock. Methods of Building Physics. Krakow: Politechnika Krakowska, 2015; [A useful online supplemental classroom resource, by the authors addressing heat, air and moisture transport in building enclosures, and its impact on enclosure assemblies, components and materials, is "Introduction to Environmental Quality Management"]
- Rose, William B., Water in Buildings: An Architect’s Guide to Moisture and Mold, Wiley, 2005, 288 pg., ISBN-10: 0471468509, ISBN-13: 978-0471468509 (Recommended)
- Straube, J.: Burnett, E.: Building Science for Building Enclosures. First edition. Building Science Press, 2005; 542 pg. This text focuses on the building enclosure, including walls, windows, roofs, below-grade construction, and the relevant building science. New Edition draft being reviewed. [Recommended]
- Straube, J.: High Performance Enclosures, Building Science Press, 2012; 336 pg. This text focuses on multifamily, commercial and industrial building enclosures reflecting current advances in building science. [Recommended]
- Szokolay, S.V.: Introduction to Architectural Science, The Basis of Sustainable Design, 3rd Edition, Routledge, 368 pg, January 2014. Categories: Structure, Materials and Detailing, Architectural Reference, Sustainable Architecture. NOTE: 2nd Edition is available now via Amazon and other online resources. Used by VA Tech; recommended by Georg Reichard.
- ASHRAE Handbook Committee. ASHRAE Handbook — Fundamentals. 2017. This reference is the recognized repository of current engineering procedures and practices in the fields of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration. Used at U MN. Chapter 25-27 & 36 address hygrothermal performance [Recommended]
Supplemental Teaching Resources
- Supplemental Teaching Resources – Professor John Straube, University of Waterloo (Updated June 22, 2017)
- Building Enclosure Fundamentals
- Building Science Control Layers Definitions
- Material Selection for Building Enclosure Design
- Arch Heat Flow Basics
- Enclosure Options
- Insulation Thermal Control Layers
- Air and Vapor Barriers
- heat flow eg 1
- building science bibliography (rough draft)
- RDH/Building Science Laboratories Net Zero Housing Reading List
- Supplemental Teaching Resources – Dr. Joseph Lstiburek, Building Science Corporation (Adj. Prof., U of Toronto)
- Building Science Fundamentals – see “Reading Material“
- Building Science Fundamentals – Slides – Past Events
- Building Science Fundamentals - Moisture Transport
- Building Science Insights
- ZERH High Performance Enclosures Webinar
- Lstiburek, J., K. Ueno, and S. Musunuru. Strategy Guideline: Modeling Enclosure Design in Above-Grade Walls. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1239889. See Moisture Physics Background, pg. 5
- Building Physics Introduction lectures - 14 YouTube videos – Professor Carl-Eric Hagentoft, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Textbooks and Related References
- Principles of Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning. 7th Edition, 2013 (ISBN: 9781936504572), Ronald H. Howell, William J. Coad, Harry J. Sauer, Jr. American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc., 1791 Tullie Circle NE, Atlanta GA 30329 [Recommended – U Central FL, FSEC]
- Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning: Analysis and Design, Sixth Edition, Faye C. McQuiston, Jerald D. Parker, Jeffrey D. Spitler, ISBN 978-0-471-47015-1, August 2004, ©2005, Hardcover, 642 pages [Textbook listed for U Toronto Building Science Certificate required course.]
- ASHRAE Handbook Committee. ASHRAE Handbook — Fundamentals. 2013. This reference is the recognized repository of current engineering procedures and practices in the fields of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration. Used at U MN. [Recommended]
- Understanding Psychrometrics, Third Edition [Hardcover], Donald P. Gatley, ISBN 978-1-936504-31-2, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc., March 2013, 402 pages (Recommended)
- Rudd, Armin (2011). “Ventilation Guide – Fully Updated.” Building Science Press, Somerville, MA. September. ISBN-10: 0-9755127-6-5 [Recommended]
Textbooks for Traditional Courses (e.g., Environmental Systems) – (opportunities for building science infusion)
- Grondzik, Walter T, Kwok, Alison G.; Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, 12th Edition; Wiley; Sept. 2014; 1856 pg.; ISBN: 978-1-118-61590-4
- Lechner, Norbert; Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects, 4th Edition; Wiley; Oct. 2014; 720 pg.; ISBN: 978-1-118-58242-8
- Moisture Control Guidance for Building Design, Construction and Maintenance, EPA 402-F-13053 | December 2013 | www.epa.gov/iaq/moisture [NOTE: See Appendix A, "Pen Test", which provides a useful tool for identifying transition points and discontinuities - which can pose problems requiring adequate detailing (2D, 3D, Assembly Drawings) to avoid ambiguities in trades interpreting construction plans.]
- Rudd, A. Expert Meeting: Recommended Approaches To Humidity Control In High Performance Homes, July 01, 2013. doi:10.2172/1088594.
Design/Construction Documentation, Detailing, Scopes of Work, and related QM
Guides, other References
- Lukachko, A., C. Gates,and J. Straube. Strategy Guideline: Advanced Construction Documentation Recommendations for High Performance Homes, December 01, 2011. doi:10.2172/1031403.
- Sample details from March 2010 Expert Meeting (BSC – Boston) on Detailing of High R-Value Retrofits
- Building America Solution Center – Cad Files
- Integrated Design Process Flow Chart (IBACOS)
- Window Installation Step-by-Step (IBACOS): This documentation of a window installation for the Energy Efficiency Lab Home provided trades and purchasing agents with the detail necessary to properly construct the assembly.
- Foundation Wall Mock-Up Poster (IBACOS) - This poster is an overview of the foundation wall mock-up built well before construction of the Energy Efficiency Lab Home began in Pittsburgh.
- High Performance Scopes of Work (ToolBase Best Practices)- (June 1, 2010) — These scopes of work include best practices for high performance homes, Builders Challenge quality criteria, coordination between trade contractors, designers and engineers, and job completion tied to successful performance testing.
- Quality Assurance Activities for New Homes (ToolBase Best Practices)- (June 1, 2010) The research products included in this report address the value and economics of quality, integrating high performance and quality management, scopes of work, and addressing recurring issues. (download PDF)
- Quality Management Case Studies: Veridian Homes; and Walthen-Castanos Hybrid Homes
- ZERH Quality Management Systems Webinar
- Baechler, Michael C., Rosemarie Bartlett, and Theresa L. Gilbride. Building America Best Practices Series Volume 8: Builders Challenge Quality Criteria Support Document. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.2172/1067976 – This guide was developed for the Builders Challenge program which has been replaced by the Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. It was developed when the IECC 2009 was required. However, its format and better practices for of water management and quality management make this reference valuable.
- Prahl, D. Strategy Guideline: Partnering For High Performance Homes, January 01, 2013. doi:10.2172/1062453.
- Appendix A: Pen Test, Moisture Control Guidance for Building Design, Construction and Maintenance, EPA 402-F-13053 | December 2013 | www.epa.gov/iaq/moisture [The pen test is useful for control layer analysis - see Building Enclosure Fundamentals - above.]
- NIST Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility – see Project Details
Additional Resources on design/construction documentation, including detailing, scopes of work, etc. can be found on the following links:
- Home Innovation Research Labs Reports - provides information on design/construction documentation and related work on quality management. See “Quality Resources” and “Scopes of Work”.
- Building Science Corporation Information – provides information about building physics, system design concepts, and sustainability for design and construction of energy efficient, healthy, durable buildings.
- IBACOS DOE Projects - includes downloads on the IBACOS Lab Home
WINDOWS & GLAZING – Thermal & Daylighting Performance (also, Solar & Optical Properties)
- Carmody, John; Selkowitz, Stephen; Lee, Eleanor S.; Arasteh, Darius, Windows Systems for High-Performance Buildings, W.W. Norton & Company, 2004, 400 pg., ISBN-10: 0393731219, ASIN: B001PIHUTU
- Arasteh, Dariush; Carmondy, John; Heschong, Lisa; Selkowitz, Stephen, Residential Windows: A Guide to New Technologies and Energy Performance, Third Edition, 2007, 264 pg., ISBN-13: 978-0393732252, ISBN-10: 0393732258
- McCluney, William Ross, Introduction to Radiometry and Photometry, Second Edition, 2014, Artech House, 470 pg., ISBN: 978-1-60807-833-2
- Efficient Windows Collaborative - gives information on the benefits of energy-efficient residential windows, descriptions of how they work, and recommendations for their selection and use.
- Windows for High Performance Commercial Buildings – Tools & Resources
- Tips for Daylighting, Jennifer O’Connor, Eleanor Lee, Francis Rubinstein, and Stephen Selkowitz. These guidelines provide an integrated approach to the cost-effective design of perimeter zones in new commercial buildings. They function as a quick reference for designers through a set of easy steps and rules-of-thumb, emphasizing “how-to” practical details.
- Window Resources from the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) – Ross McCluney and Paul Jindra – These resources include a “Window Selection Guide” and Tutorial Slide Show (PDF). These include information for the Florida climate, but also include information on solar and optical properties applicable to most climates. Other FSEC window resources are also available.
- ASHRAE Handbook Committee. ASHRAE Handbook — Fundamentals. 2017. Chapter 15, Fenestration. This reference is the recognized repository of current engineering procedures and practices in the fields of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration.