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
High Performance Curtain Wall Using Vacuum Insulated Panel (VIP) Spandrels Lawrence D. Carbary (Dow Corning Corporation), Andrew Dunlap, AIA (SmithGroup), Thomas F. O’Connor, FAIA (SmithGroup) Apr 02, 2012
Simulation of Complex Glazing Products; from Optical Data Measurements to Model Based Predictive Controls Christian Koehler (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Apr 02, 2012
Innovative High Performance Thermal Building Insulation Materials - Todays State-of-the-Art and Beyond Tomorrow Bjørn Petter Jelle (SINTEF Department of Matierials and Structure), Arild Gustavsen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Ruben Baetens (Catholic University of Leuven) Apr 02, 2012
Very High Performance Glazing In Traditional Framing Christopher J. Barry (Pilkington NA Inc.) Apr 02, 2012
Sloped Glazing: Problems and Solutions Karol Kazmierczak, AIA (Building Enclosure Consulting LLC) Apr 02, 2012
Evaluation of the Thermal Performance of Innovative Pre-Fabricated Wall Systems through Field Testing Hua Ge (Ryerson University), Fitssum Tariku (British Columbia Institute of Technology) Apr 02, 2012
Energy Performance Analysis of Building Envelopes Utilizing Blown Fiber Insulation with Microencapsulated Phase Change Material (PCM) E. Kossecka (Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences), J. Kośny (Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems), D. W. Yarbrough (R&D Services) Apr 02, 2012
Performance-Risk Analysis For the Design of High-Performance Affordable Homes Rodrigo Mora (British Columbia Institute of Technology), Fitsum Tariku (British Columbia Institute of Technology), Girma Bitsuamlak (Florida International University) Apr 02, 2012
Exploring the Building Energy Impacts of Green Roof Design Decisions - A Modeling Study of Buildings in Four Distinct Climates David J. Sailor (Portland State University), Timothy B. Elley (PAE Consulting Engineers), Max Gibson (Portland State University) Apr 02, 2012
Solar Reflectivity Studies Lotte World Tower – Case Study Charles D. Clift, PE (Curtain Wall Design and Consulting), Vicente Montes-Amoros, PE (Curtain Wall Design and Consulting) Apr 02, 2012