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
Proposed Building Envelope Criteria for ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90-1-2010 John F. Hogan, AIA, PE (Seattle Department of Planning and Development) Apr 12, 2010
Evaluating the Field Performance of Windows and Curtain Walls of Large Buildings Mario D. Goncalves (Patenaude-Trempe), Robert Jutra (Air-Ins) Apr 12, 2010
Solar Radiation Glazing Factors for Electrochromic Windows for Building Applications Bjorn Petter Jelle (SINTEF), Arild Gustavsen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Apr 12, 2010
Building Envelope Failure Case Studies in High-Rise Construction Pierre-Michel Busque, P.Eng Apr 12, 2010
Moisture-Safe Unvented Wood Roof Systems John Straube (Building Science Corp.), Jon Smegal (Building Science Corp.), John Smith (Johns Manville) Apr 12, 2010
Airtightness Measurements of Wood Frame Low Energy Row Houses Sverre B. Holos (SINTEF), Thor-Oskar Relander (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Apr 12, 2010
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