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 descending
Eliminating the Potential for Air and Moisture Infiltration at the Window-Wall Interface Peter Poirier (Tremco Inc.), Brian Stroik (Oscar Boldt Construction) Apr 12, 2010
Brick Veneer Steel Stud (BV-SS) Wall Systems and Insulated Composite Backup (ICB) Panels Keith D. Boyer (CENTRIA), John Preece, AIA (90Ten Architects) Apr 12, 2010
Improving Building Enclosures Thermal Efficiency as a Goal of Energy Efficiency Paul E. Totten, PE (Simpson Gumpertz Heger Inc.), Marcin Pazera, PhD (Simpson Gumpertz Heger Inc.) Apr 12, 2010
A Method to Detect and Locate Roof Leaks Using Conductive Tapes David Vokey, P. Eng. (Detec Systems LLC) Apr 12, 2010
Evaluating R-40 Above Grade Walls for a Production Built Zero John Broniek (IBACOS), Kevin Brozyna (IBACOS), Dave Stecher (IBACOS) Apr 12, 2010
The Ultimate Envelope – Honest, Effective AND Affordable Keirnyn Ross (Steven Winter Associates), Marc Zuluaga (Steven Winter Associates), Mike Khazzam (Steven Winter Associates) Apr 12, 2010
Electronically Tintable Glass: The Future of High Performance Facades is Here Helen Sanders, PhD (Sage Electrochromics Inc.), Lou Podbelski, AIA )Sage Electrochromics Inc.) Apr 12, 2010
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
Functional Performance Testing Within the Building Envelope Commissioning Process Kevin Knight (Architectural Testing Inc.), John A. Runkle (Architectural Testing Inc.), Bryan J. Boyle Retro-Specs Consultants Ltd Apr 12, 2010
Selecting the Ideal Windows for a High Performance Home in a Cold Climate Ari S. Rapport (IBACOS) Apr 12, 2010