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
Consideration for the Condensation Resistance of Fenestration Assemblies Tracy G. Rogers (Edgetech IG Inc.) Apr 12, 2010
Energy Consumption in Mid and High Rise Residential Buildings in British Columbia Graham Finch, MASc (RDH Building Engineering Ltd.), Eric Burnett, PhD (RDH Building Engineering Ltd.), Warren Knowles, P.Eng (RDH Building Engineering Ltd.) Apr 12, 2010
Air Barrier Assembly Testing to Replicate Real World Conditions Craig Boucher (W.R. Grace) Apr 12, 2010
Comparisons of Thermal Performance and Energy Consumption of Facades Used in Commercial Buildings Lawence D. Carbary (Dow Corning Corp.), Valerie Hayez (Dow Corning Corp.), Andreas Wolf (Dow Corning Corp.), Mahabir Bhandan (Dow Corning Corp.) Apr 12, 2010
Review of Curtain Walls, Focusing on Design Problems and Solutions Karol Kazmierczak Apr 12, 2010
Successful Implementation of Air Tightness Requirements for Residential Buildings Bruce D. Nelson, PE (Minnesota Department of Commerce) Apr 12, 2010
Vacuum Insulation Panels in Wood Frame Wall Constructions Thomas Haavi, Bjørn Petter Jelle, Arild Gustavsen, Steinar Grynning, Sivert Uvsløkk, Ruben Baetens, Roland Caps Apr 12, 2010
Net Zero Requires Daylighting and Super Efficient Lighting Design James R Benya, PE (Benya Lighting Design) Apr 10, 2010
Intuitive and Objective Approaches to Daylighting a New England Elementary School Michael Rosenfeld, FAIA (The Office of Michael Rosenfeld) Apr 10, 2010
Thermal and Hygrothermal Analysis in Building Envelope Commissioning Philip Parker, P. Eng, MRICS, (Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.), Cara Lozinsky, University of British Columbia Apr 10, 2010