The Institute has a number of reports and guidelines on specific topics in our online store. The following documents are free to download. All are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs .
Designing for a Resilient America: A Stakeholder Summit on High Performance Resilient Buildings and Related Infrastructure
At Designing for a Resilient America: A Stakeholder Summit on High Performance Resilient Buildings and Related Infrastructure, held November 30-December 1, 2010, national hazards and building experts convened to develop comprehensive recommendations for increasing resiliency of the nation's buildings and infrastructure. The Summit, sponsored by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate and organized by the National Institute of Building Sciences, resulted in this report of findings.
Report on Building Rating and Certification in the U.S. Building Community
In 2008, the National Institution of Building Sciences Board of Directors appointed a Task Group to review the current systems in use across the United States to rate and certify building performance and accredit individual expertise. The Task Group sought input from a broad range of participants in the building sector. This report, resulting from the year-long effort, contains the Task Group's recommendations to address the ongoing development, implementation and evaluation of building rating systems.
Assessment to the U.S. Congress and U.S. Department of Energy on High Performance Buildings
The National Institute of Building Sciences was one of seventeen association sponsors of the briefing to the new High Performance Building Congressional Caucus on June 18, 2008 at the Rayburn House Office Building to present the recently released report on the Assessment to the U.S. Congress and U.S. Department of Energy on High Performance Buildings. Bill Coad, NIBS Board of Directors member and past President of ASHRAE presented the report and Get Moy, High Performance Building Council Chair provided an overview of the newest NIBS Council.