The House As A System Approach


Like a person, a car, or a planet, all of the components of a house work together as a system. Building science is based on physics. Understanding how heat, moisture and air flows affect the performance of a house is the key to becoming the home performance contractor of your clients’ dreams.

House as a system is the key to comfort, health and energy savings in residential construction throughout Canada and the US!  

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of the ‘House as a System’ and how it relates to building science
  • Describe the various ways that heat, air and moisture flows affect the performance of a house