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Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council

About the Council

The Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) is a voluntary membership council of the National Institute of Building Sciences. BETEC is charged with encouraging optimum energy use of buildings through a better understanding of how overall, complex building components interact with each other and with the environment.


  • To develop a sound technical and economic foundation for optimum energy efficiency in the design, construction, operation, and modification of new and existing buildings through the coordination of research, development, and verification programs;
  • To expedite the use of existing and new technologies in building practice through improved coordination of the activities of the various components of the building community; and
  • To integrate technical programs on fire safety and thermal comfort with the thermal performance of building envelopes.


BETEC brings together a cross-section of public and private building community leaders to solve major energy-related regulatory and technical issues. Its membership is comprised of:

  • Material Suppliers
  • Trade Associations
  • Builders/Building Contractors
  • Code and Standards Organizations
  • Academic Institutions
  • Product Manufacturers
  • Labor Organizations
  • Professional Societies
  • Federal, State, Local Government Agencies/Officials
  • Consumer/Public Interest Groups

BETEC Committees

Most of BETEC's work is accomplished through committees which meet on a regular basis. Members are encouraged to participate in any of the following committees:

  • Building Enclosure Council National (BEC-N)
  • Building Enclosure Commissioning
  • Education
  • Outreach
  • Building Enclosure Science and Technology Conference (BEST4)
  • Fenestration
  • Materials and Innovation
  • Building Resiliency
  • BRIK (Building Research Information Knowledgebase)

Should you have any additional questions about the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council that were not answered on this site or you would like to comment on the site, please contact:

Philip J. Schneider, AIA
Program Director

National Institute of Building Sciences
1090 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005-4905
(202) 289-7800
(202) 289-1092 Fax

Judd Peterson, AIA
Chair, BETEC
Former Chair, BEC-Minnesota

Director of Building Science
Judd Allen Group, Architects

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