31 Mar '12, 1am

Debunking Building Science Myths! Be aware we've all done them! #energy #auditing #sustainability #building #science

“I have a builder friend who insists that houses need to breathe, meaning that they shouldn’t be built so tightly,” says Peter Yost of BuildingGreen in Brattleboro, Vt., and co-chair of the Products and Performance topic area for Vision 2020. “Every time he says it, I tell him that’s a myth.” So is “heat rises” (in fact, hot air rises), another building science misnomer that Yost decries as hindering the progress of improving housing performance. “As an industry, we have to unlearn some things before we can move forward,” he says. Here’s the true skinny on some well-heeled misconceptions: All buildings must face south (or north). While proper orientation to the sun is important, it should not be the only criteria in how a house is sited, says Rick Diamond, staff scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Access, views, surrounding buildings, and the proper tre...

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