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
North American Way For Passive House-Based Near Zero Energy Buildings Katrin Klingenberg, Passive Solar House Institute-US Apr 13, 2015
No BIM for You: The Case for Not Doing BIM Michael LeFevre, HOlder COnstruction Company Apr 01, 2010
NFPA 285 in the Field: An Update of Local Adoption Keith Nelson, AIA, Intertek-ATI Apr 13, 2015
New Site Coefficients, Fa, Fv, and Fpga, in ASCE 7-16 CB Crouse, PhD, PE, AECOM Mar 22, 2016
Net Zero Requires Daylighting and Super Efficient Lighting Design James R Benya, PE (Benya Lighting Design) Apr 10, 2010
Net Zero Energy Housing - Lessons Learned Gary Proskiw (Proskiw Engineering Ltd.), Alex Ferguson (Natural Resources Canada) Apr 02, 2012
Multivalent Hygrothermal Material System for Double-Skin Envelope Dehumidification Cooling and Daylighting Aletheia Ida, PhD, assistant professor, school of architecture, U of Arizona, Tuscon Apr 16, 2018
Motivating Public Mitigation and Preparedness for Earthquakes and Other Hazards Dr. Dennis S. Mileti (Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado), Dr. Linda Bourque (UCLA School Of Public Health), Magumi Kano, PhD (UCLA School Of Public Health) Apr 01, 2011
More Sustainable Masonry Façades: Preheating Ventilation Air Using a Dynamic Buffer Zone (DBZ) R.C. Richman (ryerson University), C. Cyanfrone (Morrison Hershfield Corp.), K.D. Pressnail (University of Toronto) Apr 29, 2010
Monitoring of Internal Moisture Loads in Residential Buildings - Research Design and Early Findings Lois Arena (Steven Winter Associates Inc.), Michael D. Blanford (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) Apr 10, 2010