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What is Building Science?

Building Science seeks to apply the scientific fundamentals of building dynamics to the functional relationships between the building's components and the environment. According to Building Science, the building envelope, mechanical systems, and occupants are interrelated so that even a small change in one component can have dramatic and unexpected effects on the entire building.
 
Understanding how Building Science Works:
Building dynamics are driven by physical, chemical and biological reactions among the building's components. In the case of comfort, the study of heat, air and moisture flow is crucial to understanding those reactions and avoiding issues relating to mold, indoor air quality, water leakage and other problems.

Please visit our Building Science topic areas for more information:
 
Building Science Technology 
Codes & Standards  
Education 
Environmental 
Fire Performance 
Health & Safety 
Installation Guidelines 
Moisture Management
Sound Control 
Thermal Performance
 
 
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