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Building science applies the scientific fundamentals of building dynamics to the functional relationships between a building's components and the environment.  

It is important that South Dakota homebuilders be students and practitioners of building science. The more knowledge a builder has of materials, construction techniques and a building's occupants and their relationship to one another, the more energy efficient and comfortable the home will be.

Seminar Presentations

The PUC periodically partners with energy companies to host seminars to share information about building science tips, techniques and practices. View presentations from industry experts.·

January 2005      

For More Information

Follow these connections for additional information about the science of building in South Dakota:

The U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, as part of its building energy code program, provides downloadable brochure that list recommended prescriptive package requirements for building in all South Dakota counties.

Another publication by the U.S. Department of Energy, Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 3 offers tips, ideas and explanations for builders and buyers to improve new home efficiency, comfort and durability in cold climates.



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