An Authoritative Source of Innovative Solutions for the Built Environment

The National Institute of Building Sciences successfully brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests, and regulatory agencies to identify and resolve problems and potential problems that hamper the construction of safe, affordable structures for housing, commerce and industry throughout the United States. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1974, the Institute is a non-profit, non-governmental organization.

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Industry Leadership & Advocacy

The Institute brings representatives together from across the industry to identify, address and resolve overarching challenges.

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Security & Disaster Preparedness

The Institute strives to make the nation’s buildings and communities more resilient so they can rapidly recover when disaster strikes.

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Facility Performance & Sustainability

The Institute develops resources to help industry professionals design, construct, operate and maintain high-performance buildings.

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Information Resources & Technologies

The Institute fosters technologies that lead the industry forward and creates tools to improve buildings and infrastructure.

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Join the Institute and become part of the solution. Members have the opportunity to come together with the nation's experts and identify and resolve issues facing the built environment. Whether you are from the public or private sector, an individual or representing an organization, bring your issues to the forefront and let your voice be heard.


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An Authoritative Source of Innovative Solutions for the Built Environment

Established by the United States Congress, the Institute’s mission is to unite the entire building community in advancing building science and technology.

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