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 www.nibs.org.

Research Submitted

Title Author Datesort ascending
Building Enclosure Commissioning: Past, Present, and Future John A. Runkle, Intertek / Architectural Testing, Inc., York, PA, USA Apr 13, 2015
The Effects of #4 Surface Low-E Coatings on Fenestration Condensation Resistance Tracy G. Rogers, Quanex Building Products, Inc Apr 13, 2015
Measuring Field Performance of Aerogel Insulation in a Hot, Dry Climate Bryan Urban, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, USA, Nitin Shukla, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, USA, Anthony D. Fontanini, Iowa State University, USA , Jan Kosny, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, USA Apr 13, 2015
Weathered OSB Air and Water Leakage Testing Paul Grahovac, PROSOCO Apr 13, 2015
NFPA 285 in the Field: An Update of Local Adoption Keith Nelson, AIA, Intertek-ATI Apr 13, 2015
Use of Thermal Inertia for Reduction of HVAC Energy Consumption in Cooling Dominated and Mixed Climates Jan Kośny, Fraunhofer CSE, Boston, MA, USA, Elizabeth Kossecka, Polish Academy Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, Ali Fallahi, Fraunhofer CSE, Boston, MA, USA, David Yarbrough, R&D Services, Inc., Cookeville, TN, USA Apr 13, 2015
Pressure Differences and Airtightness in Tall Buildings – Theory & Reality Lorne Ricketts, MASc, EIT., RDH Building Engineering Ltd., Vancouver, BC, Graham Finch, MASc, P.Eng., RDH Building Engineering Ltd., Vancouver, BC, John Straube, PhD, P.Eng., University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON Apr 13, 2015
Moisture Risk in Spray Polyurethane Foam Unvented Attics Due to Air Leakage Paths Duncan Prahl, RA, IBACOS, Pittsburgh, PA, Matthew Shaffer,PE, IBACOS, Pittsburgh, PA Apr 13, 2015
Doing It Right the Second Time – Designing Minimally Invasive, Cost-Effective Solutions for Window Repair vs. Replacement David W. Boyer, Building Envelope Analysis, LLC, Lawrence, Kansas, PROSOCO, Inc., Lawrence, Kans, Ron Tatley, Building Envelope Analysis, LLC, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, USA , Stacey Grund, Building Envelope Analysis, LLC, Seattle, Washington, USA Tatley-Grund, Inc., Seattle, Matthew Travis, Building Envelope Analysis, LLC, Lawrence, Kansas, PROSOCO, Inc. Lawrence, Kansa Apr 13, 2015
The Reality of Quantifying Curtain Wall Spandrel Thermal Performance: 2D, 3D and Hotbox Testing Neil Norris, Larry Carbary, Stanley Yee, Patrick Roppel, Phillip Ciantar Apr 13, 2015

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