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

Titlesort ascending Author Date
Prefabricated Exterior Wall Panels for Commercial Building Enclosures Kenneth C. Loush, PE, Eastern Exterior Wall Systems, Inc Apr 16, 2018
Practical Residential Wall Systems: R-30 and Beyond Robb A. Aldrich (Steven Winter Associates), Lois Arena (Steven WInter Associates), William Zoeller (steven Winter Associates) Apr 12, 2010
Potential Energy Savings with Exterior Shades in Large Offce Buildings and the Impace of Discomfort Glare Sabine Hoffmann, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Eleanor Lee, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Apr 13, 2015
Post Construction BIM Implementations and Facility Asset Management James R. Watson, MACTEC’s Facility Lifecycle Group, G. Russell Watson, MACTEC’s Facility Lifecycle Group, Mat Krogulecki, MACTEC’s Facility Lifecycle Group Apr 01, 2009
Poka-Yoke - A Window Manufacturer's Response to Leakage and Quality Control David Schnerch, PhD, PE, Associate Principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associat, Nikki Baldvins, PE, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Apr 16, 2018
Physical or Virtual? : Effectiveness of Virtual Mockups of Building Envelope Systems Minjung Maing (Georgia Institute of Technology) 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
Performance Validation Case Study--Federal Office Building with an Integrated Facade Mark Perepelitza, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, SERA Architects, Sustainability Resources Group Manager., Lisa Petterson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal, SERA Architects, Sustainability Resources Gr, Kate Turpin, PE, LEED AP BD+C , Associate, SERA Architects, Integrated Design Specialist, James Riley, LEED AP BD+C, Associate, SERA Architects, Project Architect Apr 13, 2015
Performance Testing for Quality Assurance and Commissioning Fiona Aldous, principal, WJE Apr 13, 2015
Performance Testing for QA and Commissioning John Straube, PE, faculty of engineering, University of Waterloo; principal, BSC Inc. Apr 13, 2015