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BEST Conference Building Enclosure Science & Technology

BEST Conference Building Enclosure Science & Technology™

Science meets Design

The BEST Conference Building Enclosure Science & Technology™ brings together building industry professionals to share information on specific performance aspects of building systems designed for high energy efficiency, good indoor climate and long-term performance. BEST combines the expertise of the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) with the outreach efforts of its Building Enclosure Council (BEC) chapter network. The Institute and a select local BEC chapter organize each event.

At BEST, attendees explore advancements in fenestration, moisture control and indoor air quality. Speakers delve into building systems that deliver high energy efficiency and long-term performance. Presentations by building envelope experts offer the latest research and practice on a range of topics, from net-zero buildings and commissioning, to methodologies, quality management and whole systems design. Expert panel discussions allow the audience to hear from and question industry leaders.

The BEST Conference coordinators alternate the BEST Conference, now on a triennial cycle, with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Whole Buildings Conference and with the National Building Envelope Council of Canada’s Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology to allow collaboration between the United States and Canadian communities.


BEST1: Building for Energy Efficiency and Durability at the Crossroads, June 2008, Minneapolis, MN.

BEST2: A New Design Paradigm for Energy Efficient Buildings, April 2010, Portland, OR.

BEST3: High Performance Buildings - Combining Field Experience with Innovation, April 2012, Atlanta, GA.

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