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
Field Thermal Performance of Radiant Barriers and IRCC Systems for Attic Retrofits Ali Fallahi, Ph.D., R&D staff, Building Science Engineer, Fraunhofer CSE, Boston, MA, David Yarbrough, R&D Services, Cookeville, Tenn., Jan Kosny, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, USA Apr 13, 2015
HVAC and the Envelope: Towards New Rules of Thumb Steve Kemp, MMM Group Apr 13, 2015
The NFPA 285 Fire Test’s Impact On Architectural Design And Energy Performance Richard Keleher, AIA, Thompson & Lichter Company, Canton, MA Apr 13, 2015
Potential Energy Savings with Exterior Shades in Large Offce Buildings and the Impace of Discomfort Glare Sabine Hoffmann, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Eleanor Lee, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Apr 13, 2015
Form Follows Function: KieranTImberLake Architects David Riz, KieranTimberlake Architects Apr 13, 2015
Fire Hazards of Exterior Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components Amanda Kimball, Fire Protection Research Foundation Apr 13, 2015
Double Wall Framing Technique – An Example of High Performance, Sustainable Building Envelope Technology Jan Kosny, Fraunhofer CSE – Cambridge MA, USA, Andi Asiz, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kaushik Biswas, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA, Nitin Shukla, Fraunhofer CSE – Cambridge MA, USA Apr 13, 2015
Field Monitoring of Embedded Wood Members in Insulated Masonry Walls in a Cold Climate Kohta Ueno, Senior Associate, Building Science Corporation, Westford, MA, Joseph W. Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., Principal, Building Science Corporation, Westford, MA Apr 13, 2015
Form vs Function? John Straube, PE, faculty of engineering, University of Waterloo; principal, BSC Inc. Apr 13, 2015
Importance of the Building Enclosure in Meeting Sustainable Building-Performance Goals H. Jay Enck Apr 13, 2015