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
Introducing the BEST 4 Conference on Behalf of the Technical Committee Mark Bomberg, D. Sc. (Eng) , Techn. D, PE Apr 13, 2015
Graywater Wetland Treatment for a Living Building Phillip L. Thompson, Seattle University, Seattle, WA. Apr 13, 2015
Case Study: Passive House Construction in Kansas City David Hawkins, Prairie Design build, David Schleicher, Prairie Design Build Apr 13, 2015
Low-Cost Bio-Based Phase Change Materials as an Energy Storage Medium in Building Envelopes Kaushik Biswas, Energy and Transportation Science Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridg, Nitin Shukla, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, USA, Jan Kosny, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, USA, Ramin Abhari, Renewable Energy Group Synthetic Fuels, LLC (formerly Syntroleum), Tulsa, OK, USA Apr 13, 2015
The Importance of Translating an OPR to BOD Andrew Smith, Senior Associate, WSP, Paul Totten, Vice President, WSP Apr 13, 2015
Keeping Energy Confined and Making Information Flow: The Smart Building of Tomorrow Christian Hoepfner, PhD, Director, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems Apr 13, 2015
The Bullitt Center Experience: Modeling and Measuring Net Zero Energy Marc Brune, PE, PAE Consulting Engineers, Portland, OR, Justin Stenkamp, PE, PAE Consulting Engineers, Seattle WA Apr 13, 2015
North American Way For Passive House-Based Near Zero Energy Buildings Katrin Klingenberg, Passive Solar House Institute-US Apr 13, 2015
Thermal and Hygrothermal Performance of Ventilated Attics With and Without Breathable Underlayments Sudhir Railkar, Ph.D. GAF, Adem Chich, GAF, Ming Shiaio, Ph.D., GAF, Andre Desjarlais, ORNL, William Miller, Ph.D. , ORNL Apr 13, 2015
Performance Testing for QA and Commissioning John Straube, PE, faculty of engineering, University of Waterloo; principal, BSC Inc. Apr 13, 2015