Building Science

The systems used to protect buildings from the environment and provide an appropriate interior climate should be designed to address air flow, heat exchange, and vapor drive. Air flow, heat loads, and moisture loads vary regionally and from location to location within a single structure. Indications of poor building performance include condensation, mold growth, excessive energy utilization, and uncomfortable interiors.




SGH identifies and resolves building science issues and their effects through our understanding of building systems, interior and exterior environmental conditions, regional climates, air and vapor pressures, and control systems. Our knowledge of building technologies, understanding of mold and mildew, and use of advanced computer modeling software, material analysis, and mechanical engineering are applied in a variety of applications, including: 

  • Specialty building design
  • Building enclosure investigation and repair
  • Mechanical systems
  • Mold and mildew remediation

SGH offers a bridge between architectural and mechanical engineering disciplines by evaluating the building enclosure with the HVAC control system. We work with architects, contractors, building owners, and mechanical engineers to provide lasting solutions to air, heat, and moisture-related problems.