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
Dynamic Exterior Wall Systems for Solid Masonry Walls in Humidified Buildings Sean O'Brien, PE (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.), Vince Cammalleri, AIA (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.) Apr 02, 2012
Impacts of Operating Hardware on Window Thermal Performance Robert Hart (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Cezary Misiopecki (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Arild Gustavsen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Bjørn Petter Jelle (SINTEF Building and Infrastructure/Norwegian University of Science), Dariush Arasteh (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Apr 02, 2012
Warm, Wet, and Wild: Climate Change Vulnerability Analysis Applied to Built Environment Cecilie Flyen Øyen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Anders-Johan Almås (SINTEF), Hans Olav Hygen (The Norwegian Meteorological Institute) Apr 02, 2012
Documentation of Complex Building Enclosures Kevin M. Turner, AIA (The Freelon Group), Kevin Day, AIA (The Freelon Group), Eric Lankes, AIA (The Freelon Group) Apr 02, 2012
Quality Control of Air Barriers During Construction Brandon S. Buchberg (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.), Jason S. Der Ananian (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.) Apr 02, 2012
Modeling the Effect of Air Leakage in Hygrothermal Envelope SImulation Hartwig M. Künzel, Dr.-Ing. (Fraunhofer Institute), Daniel Zirkelbach, Dipl.-Ing. (Fraunhofer Institute), Beate Schafaczek, Dipl.-Ing. (Fraunhofer Institute) Apr 02, 2012
Envelope Thermal Failures Due to Wind Washing in Two-Story Homes James B. Cummings (Florida Solar Energy Center), Charles R. Withers (Florida Solar Energy Center) Apr 02, 2012
Effect of Built-Form Configuration on Energy and Structural Performance of Skyscraper Buildings Mohamed Krem (University of Massachusetts), Simi T. Hoque (University of Massachusetts), Sanjay R. Arwade (University of Massachusetts) Apr 02, 2012
The Emerging Role of Electronically Tintable Glass for Energy Codes and Standards Brandon TInianov, PhD Apr 02, 2012
Simulation of Dynamic Daylighting and Glare Control Systems for a Six-Story Net Zero Energy Office Building in Seattle, WA Christopher Meek (University of Washington), Amanda Bruot (University of Washington), Louie Caldwell (University of Washington) Apr 02, 2012