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
Quantifying Façade Performance: Advances in Simulation and Field Testing Stephen Selkowitz, Group Leader, Windows and Envelope Materials, LBNL Apr 13, 2015
Quantifying Comfort to Assist in the Window Selection Process Kerry Haglund, LEED AP BD +C, Executive Director, Efficient Windows Collaborative, Wyoming, MN, Jim Larsen, Director, Technology Marketing, Cardinal Glass Industries, Eden Prairie, MN Apr 13, 2015
Quality Management in the Design and Construction of Enclosure Systems Michael P. Steffen, AIA (Walsh Construction Co.), Martin J. Houston (Walsh Construction Co.) Apr 02, 2012
Quality Control of Air Barriers During Construction Brandon S. Buchberg (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.), Jason S. Der Ananian (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.) Apr 02, 2012
Pumping up the Volume: Multi-Family, Passive House and Net Zero Energy as Standard Practice Timothy McDonald President, Onion Flats Apr 15, 2018
Psychiatric Facility (Whole Buildings Design Guide) NIKA Technologies Inc. Jul 10, 2014
Proposed Building Envelope Criteria for ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90-1-2010 John F. Hogan, AIA, PE (Seattle Department of Planning and Development) Apr 12, 2010
Project Acceleration/Speed to Market Strategies Rebekah G. Gladson, FAIA, rggroup global Jan 11, 2016
Production Homebuilder + Passive House: Lessons Learned Anastasia Herk, IBACOS, Pittsburgh, PA, Duncan Prahl, IBACOS, Pittsburgh, PA 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