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
Detailed Monitoring and Energy Model Development of an Existing Multi-Unit Residential Building in Toronto, Canada Marianne F. Touchie, Toronto Atmospheric Fund and University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Kim D. Pressnail, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON Apr 13, 2015
Field Test Data from Retrofit of a Small Residential House Using EISF Technology John Edgar, STO Corporation, Ali Fallahi, Fraunhofer CSE, Alliston Watts, Fraunhofer CSE, Jan Kosny, Fraunhofer CSE, Linda Jeng, Dow Chemical Apr 13, 2015
The Reality of Quantifying Curtain Wall Spandrel Thermal Performance: 2D, 3D and Hotbox Testing Neil Norris, Larry Carbary, Stanley Yee, Patrick Roppel, Phillip Ciantar Apr 13, 2015
Holistic Approach to Achieving Low Energy High-Rise Residential Buildings Christian Cianfrone, Building Energy Specialist, Morrison Hershfield, Burnaby, BC, Patrick J, Roppel, Building Science Specialist, Morrison Hershfield, Burnaby, BC, Dieter Hardock, Product Manager, Schöck Bauteile GmbH, Baden-Baden, Germany Apr 13, 2015
A Critical Analysis of the Passive House Standard for the Climates of the United States Ryan M. Abendroth, Passive Energy Designs LLC, Saint Louis, MO Apr 13, 2015
Inward Vapor Drives in Adhered Veneer Wall Assemblies with Continuous Exterior Insulation Jonathan Smegal, Building Science Laboratories, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada., Aaron Grin, Building Science Laboratories, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Apr 13, 2015
Design Considerations for Climate Change Paul Totten, Vice President, WSP, Alexandra Connor, Project Associate, WSP Apr 13, 2015
The Future of Fenestration Rating William C. duPont, Syerngy Consulting Apr 13, 2015
Graywater Wetland Treatment for a Living Building Phillip L. Thompson, Seattle University, Seattle, WA. Apr 13, 2015
Case Study: Passive House Construction in Kansas City David Hawkins, Prairie Design build, David Schleicher, Prairie Design Build Apr 13, 2015