National Institute of Building Sciences

The National Institute of Building Sciences is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that successfully brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests, and regulatory agencies to focus on the identification and resolution of problems and potential problems that hamper the construction of safe, affordable structures for housing, commerce and industry throughout the United States. Authorized by the U.S. Congress, the Institute provides an authoritative source and a unique opportunity for free and candid discussion among private and public sectors within the built environment. The Institute's mission to serve the public interest is accomplished by supporting advances in building sciences and technologies for the purpose of improving the performance of our nation's buildings while reducing waste and conserving energy and resources. For more information visit

Research Submitted

Title Author Datesort ascending
Saint-Gobain and Certainteed North American Headquarters: A Whole Buildings Design Guide Case Study Whole Buildings Design Guide, a program of the National Institute of Building Sciences Jul 12, 2018
Energy Study for Improving Building Enclosure Performance Chris Norris, PE, Building Enclosure Practice Area Leader, Walter P. Moore. Apr 18, 2018
Assessing the Triple Bottom Line of Alternative Window to Wall Ratios as Resilient Adaptations in Office Buildings Luke Troup, PhD Candidate, Northeastern University, Robert Phillips, PhD Candidate, Northeastern University, Matthew Eckelman, PhD. Northeastern University , David Fannon, AIA, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University Apr 18, 2018
Balancing Preservation and Energy Efficiency in Building Retrofits Rex A. Cyphers, PE , Principal, WDP & Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc., Carly (May) Wagner, PE, Project Engineer II , WDP & Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc. , Jodi M. Knorowski, PE, Project Engineer I, WDP & Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc. Apr 17, 2018
The Potential Application of Bio-Polymeric Materials in Building Facades: A Framework of multi-performance criteria matrix for selecting optimal materials by the AHP and TOPSIS methods Ahmed Ali Hassan, PhD , architect and assistant professor, Helwan University Apr 16, 2018
Durability of Water-Resistive Barriers as a Factor in Litigation David Nicastro, CEO, Building Diagnostics Apr 16, 2018
Multivalent Hygrothermal Material System for Double-Skin Envelope Dehumidification Cooling and Daylighting Aletheia Ida, PhD, assistant professor, school of architecture, U of Arizona, Tuscon Apr 16, 2018
Construction Document Quality Crisis David Stutzman, AIA, CSI, CCS, SCIP and Louis Medcalf, FCSI, CCS, SCIP Apr 16, 2018
Prefabricated Exterior Wall Panels for Commercial Building Enclosures Kenneth C. Loush, PE, Eastern Exterior Wall Systems, Inc Apr 16, 2018
Balancing Your Building Enclosure: The Building Enclosure Commissioning Scope that Matters Emily Hopps, Associate Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., and Anna M. Burhoe Apr 16, 2018