Building Science: Constructing Enclosures in the Most Efficient Way

The Ins and Outs

Building Science encompasses all procedures, systems, and techniques used to build resource-efficient, comfortable, durable homes. The team at Sutter Homes is dedicated to learning the ins and outs of modern building science and using these strategies to build net positive, healthy homes for families and communities. By constantly educating themselves through podcasts, articles, seminars, and third-party certifications, Sutter Homes develops homes that adhere to modern building science standards.

Driven by Building Codes

Sutter Homes is at the forefront of the building industry. By 2025, the Department of Energy (DOE) want all new houses to be built to Zero Energy Ready Homes standards. The science and data have been proven to show that net positive, healthy homes are the way of the future, and Sutter Homes is already paving the way.

Currently, home ventilation is on local building codes and Sutter Homes uses modern technology, like Aerobarrier, to ventilate each home right.

CONSTRUCTING NET POSITIVE, HEALTHY HOMES WITH MODERN BUILDING SCIENCES.

Building According to Climate Zones

Adhering to Third Party Certifications

Constructing with the most Modern Sciences and Technology

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Understanding Climate Zones

Climate Zones are divided up based on temperature and moisture. A 1 in North America is the hottest, while an 8 would signify the coldest parts. Think Southern Florida versus Northern Alaska.

colorado climate zones

Podcast: Design & Construction in Humid Climates

Understanding climate zones and how the environment affects an infrastructure is vitaly important to ensuring that building’s efficiency, durability, and low-to-nothing maintenance costs. Learn more by listening to this podcast. For more web content, visit this article at positiveenergy.pro.

Building Science Principles

“One of the fundamental principles of building science is that buildings must be suited to their climate. When they’re not, problems can ensue. Maybe it’s just that they’re not as efficient as they should be. Maybe it’s worse. Put plastic between the drywall and framing of your exterior walls in Ottawa, and it can help control vapor drive from the interior air and its associated moisture problems (rare in all but except in extremely cold climates). Put that plastic in the same place in Georgia, and you’re going to rot the walls.”
– Dr. Allison Bailes, III

united states climate map used for sutter homes

Building Science Principles

“One of the fundamental principles of building science is that buildings must be suited to their climate. When they’re not, problems can ensue. Maybe it’s just that they’re not as efficient as they should be. Maybe it’s worse. Put plastic between the drywall and framing of your exterior walls in Ottawa, and it can help control vapor drive from the interior air and its associated moisture problems (rare in all but except in extremely cold climates). Put that plastic in the same place in Georgia, and you’re going to rot the walls.”
– Dr. Allison Bailes, III

Understanding Climate Zones

Climate Zones are divided up based on temperature and moisture. A 1 in North America is the hottest, while an 8 would signify the coldest parts. Think Southern Florida versus Northern Alaska.

united states climate map used for sutter homes
colorado climate zones

Podcast: Design & Construction in Humid Climates

Understanding climate zones and how the environment affects an infrastructure is vitaly important to ensuring that building’s efficiency, durability, and low-to-nothing maintenance costs. Learn more by listening to this podcast. For more web content, visit this article at positiveenergy.pro.

Curious for MORE?

View some of the videos below, all from Matt Risinger’s Youtube channel. Matt is a builder who seeks to educate others on building science principles. This Youtube channel is one of the many resources that Sutter Homes uses to learn more about the ever-evolving technology involved in building homes like yours.

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Household Chemicals
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Framing: OSB vs. Plywood
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Plumbing: PEX vs. Copper

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