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
Transparent Generator Windows Eric Carbonnier, PhD, Vice President of Sustainability University of Oregon / HMC Architects, G.Z. Brown, FAIA, University of Oregon Apr 16, 2018
Deconstructing the Thermal Performance of a Window: How to achieve better performing facades With the need to provide daylight and views for building occupants, improved comfort, and low energy Apr 16, 2018
Energy Efficient or Healthy Buildings? How Dynamic Glazing Eliminates the Need to Choose. Ryan Park, Global Head of Marketing and Product Management, SAGE Electrochromics, Inc. , Maure Creager, Building Science Manger, SAGE Electrochromics, Inc Apr 16, 2018
Three Dimensional Effects on the Thermal Performance of Insulated Curtain Wall Spandrels Andrew Dunlap, AIA, Principal, SmithGroupJJR Inc., Ryan Asava, Associate, SmithGroupJJR Inc., Katerina Gross, RA, SmithGroupJJR Inc. Apr 16, 2018
Drainage Capabilities and Heat Loss of Different Inverted Roofs Assemblies Matthew Pel, B.Tech., Eng.L., Building Science Consultant and Principal, Morrison Hershfield, Derek Budde B.Sc. EIT, Building Science Consultant and Principal, Morrison Hershfield Apr 16, 2018
Poka-Yoke - A Window Manufacturer's Response to Leakage and Quality Control David Schnerch, PhD, PE, Associate Principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associat, Nikki Baldvins, PE, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Apr 16, 2018