The study of how all components of a building work together has become known as Building Science or a Systems Approach. The Systems Approach is a method of design, construction, inspection and testing that considers how all building components interact, including the foundation, walls, roofs, doors, insulation and mechanical systems.
Building Science consists of the following principles:
- Creating a continuous air barrier in conjunction with proper mechanical ventilation
- Moisture management
- Improved indoor air quality
- Proper layout design & zoning
- Appropriate heating and air conditioning system.