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 descending
Decision-Making Methodology & Selection Tools for High-Performance Window Systems in U.S. Climates Kerry L. Haglund, Senior Research Fellow (Center for Sustainable Building Research, U Minn.) Apr 12, 2010
A New Paradigm for the Design of Sustainable Buildings Warren Knowles, P.Eng, Brian Hubbs, P.Eng, Paul Kernan, MAIBC, Graham Finch, MASc Apr 12, 2010
Air Leakage: Difficulties in Measurement, Quantification, and Energy Simulation Michael B. Waite (Simpson Gumpertz Heger Inc.), Sean M. O'Brien (Simpson Gumpertz Heger Inc.) Apr 12, 2010
A Journey in Integrated Design - The Renewal of Ketchum Arts and Sciences Building at the University of Colorado, Boulder Linda Morrison, PE (Ambient Energy), Melanie Short, AIA (SlaterPaul Architects), Michael Kaufman (Ambient Energy) Apr 12, 2010
Optimization of Net Zero Energy Houses Gary Proskiw, P. Eng (Proskiw Engineering Ltd.), Anil Parekh, P. Eng Apr 12, 2010
The Inherent Risk of Going Green Graham Davis (IBACOS, Inc.) Apr 12, 2010
Evaluating the Field Performance of Windows and Curtain Walls of Large Buildings Mario D. Goncalves (Patenaude-Trempe), Robert Jutra (Air-Ins) Apr 12, 2010
Solar Radiation Glazing Factors for Electrochromic Windows for Building Applications Bjorn Petter Jelle (SINTEF), Arild Gustavsen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Apr 12, 2010
Building Envelope Failure Case Studies in High-Rise Construction Pierre-Michel Busque, P.Eng Apr 12, 2010
Proposed Building Envelope Criteria for ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90-1-2010 John F. Hogan, AIA, PE (Seattle Department of Planning and Development) Apr 12, 2010