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
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
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
Prefabricated Exterior Wall Panels for Commercial Building Enclosures Kenneth C. Loush, PE, Eastern Exterior Wall Systems, Inc Apr 16, 2018
Where the Commissioning Rubber Meets the Road: Building Enclosure Performance Testing Peter Babaian, Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. Apr 16, 2018
Evolving Ice Damming Solutions for a Changing Climate Charlotte Metzler, Assoc. AIA, building enclosure consultant, WSP Apr 16, 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