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
Thermal Rehabilitation of Existing Building Enclosures by Using VIP (Vacuum Insulation Panel) Sandwich and Timber Based Panels Christoph Buxbaum (Carinthia University of Applied Sciences), Wolfgang Gallent (Carinthia University of Applied Sciences), Sandra Kircher (Carinthia University of Applied Sciences), Oskar Pankratz (DesignAID), Albert Seiler (KNAUF Insulation Technology) Apr 12, 2010
Decision-Making Methodology & Selection Tools for High-Performance Window Systems in U.S. Climates Kerry L. Haglund, Senior Research Fellow (Center for Sustainable Building Research, U Minn.) Apr 12, 2010
A New Paradigm for the Design of Sustainable Buildings Warren Knowles, P.Eng, Brian Hubbs, P.Eng, Paul Kernan, MAIBC, Graham Finch, MASc Apr 12, 2010
Air Leakage: Difficulties in Measurement, Quantification, and Energy Simulation Michael B. Waite (Simpson Gumpertz Heger Inc.), Sean M. O'Brien (Simpson Gumpertz Heger Inc.) Apr 12, 2010
A Journey in Integrated Design - The Renewal of Ketchum Arts and Sciences Building at the University of Colorado, Boulder Linda Morrison, PE (Ambient Energy), Melanie Short, AIA (SlaterPaul Architects), Michael Kaufman (Ambient Energy) Apr 12, 2010
Optimization of Net Zero Energy Houses Gary Proskiw, P. Eng (Proskiw Engineering Ltd.), Anil Parekh, P. Eng Apr 12, 2010
The Inherent Risk of Going Green Graham Davis (IBACOS, Inc.) Apr 12, 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
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