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
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
Thermal Insulation Systems of the Future Mark Bomberg (University of Toronto), Marcin Pazera (CENTRIA), Robert Aird (Robert Aird Inc.) Apr 02, 2012
Masonry Wall Interior Insulation Retrofit Embedded Beam Simulations Kohta Ueno (Building Science Corporation) Apr 02, 2012
Learning from Exterior Wall Problems Joseph P. Solinski (Stone & Glazing Consulting) Apr 02, 2012
Aerogel for Thermal Insulation of Interior Wall Retrofits in Cold Climates Nitin C. Shukla (Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems), Ali Fallahi (Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems), Jan Kosny (Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems), Steve Harasim (Aspen Aerogels Inc.), Chris Blair (Aspen Aerogels Inc.) Apr 02, 2012
An Innovative Foam Insulation Produced from Cellulose Jae-Sik Kang (Korea Institute of Construction Technology), Gyeong-Seok Cho (Korea Institute of Construction Technology), Young-Cheol Kwon (Halla University) Apr 02, 2012
Challenges and Failures in Green Building Design Using Under-floor Air Distribution Ken A. Urbanek (MKK Consulting Engineers, Inc.) Apr 02, 2012