Established in 2008, the Building Science Lab provides both an open-space laboratory as well as a graduate research space for researchers and students who investigate building energy performance, building systems, and building assessment.


  • Building Energy Modeling Computer Stations
  • Building Products Samples
  • Carbon Monoxide Analyzer
  • Chilled Beam
  • Heat Recovery Ventilator
  • Heliodon
  • HOBO Dataloggers
  • Light Meters
  • Minneapolis Blower Door
  • Minneapolis Duct Blaster
  • Moisture Meters
  • Non-Contact Thermometers
  • Pyranometer
  • Radon Detector
  • Sling Psychrometer
  • Theatrical Fog Machine
  • Thermal Imaging Camera
  • Wall, Roof, Window Assembly Full Size Mockups

Courses and Projects

The following list shows courses that are currently using equipment from the the Building Science Lab. Contact instructors directly if you are interested in signing up for any of these.

  • BCT 211 – Energy Efficient Housing
  • BCT 311 – Sustainable Indoor Environmental Systems
  • BCT 313 –Principles of Light-Frame Structure Technology
  • BCT 520 – Energy and Buildings
  • BCT 521 – Environmental Control Systems and Lab
  • BCT 597R – Clean Energy Corps

We also mention cool student and faculty projects that use the Wood Mechanics Lab in our news feed under the Building Science Lab tag.

Faculty Contacts

Benjamin Weil, Extension Assistant Professor

L. Carl Fiocchi, Senior Lecturer