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
SMARTcodes Dave Conover, International Code Council, Eunice Lee, International Code Council Oct 01, 2008
Sloped Glazing: Problems and Solutions Karol Kazmierczak, AIA (Building Enclosure Consulting LLC) Apr 02, 2012
Six Ways for Condensation in Buildings Wagdy Anis, FAIA (WJE Associates Inc.) Apr 12, 2010
Single and Double Layered Vacuum Insulation Panels of the Same Thickness in Comparison Samuel Brunner (Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology), T. Stahl (Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology), Karim Ghazi Wakili (Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology) Apr 02, 2012
Simulation of Dynamic Daylighting and Glare Control Systems for a Six-Story Net Zero Energy Office Building in Seattle, WA Christopher Meek (University of Washington), Amanda Bruot (University of Washington), Louie Caldwell (University of Washington) Apr 02, 2012
Simulation of Complex Glazing Products; from Optical Data Measurements to Model Based Predictive Controls Christian Koehler (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Apr 02, 2012
Simple, Fast, Cost Effective Methods of Foam Board Joint Sealing for Air Barrier Assemblies in Commercial Construction Katherine L. Johnson (The Dow Chemical Company), Daniel A. Tempas (The Dow Chemical Company) Apr 02, 2012
Severe Weather Planning for Schools Barbara McNaught Wilson (National Weather Service), Christopher Strong (National Weather Service), Bill Bunting (NationalWeather Service) Jan 01, 2008
Selecting the Ideal Windows for a High Performance Home in a Cold Climate Ari S. Rapport (IBACOS) Apr 12, 2010
Selecting Security Technology Providers Tod Schneider (National Center for Educational Facilties) Jan 01, 2009