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Recognizing the Exceptional Service of NIBS Members
Each year, the National Institute of Building Sciences recognizes an outstanding individual or organizational member who has made a substantial contribution in support of the mission, goals, and objectives of NIBS. The NIBS Distinguished Service award also honors the impact made to the entire building community. Last year’s recipient of the… more
Recognizing the Industry’s Champions of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Statistics show that improvement is needed to increase representation across the built environment. In 2021, the NIBS Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Leadership Award was inaugurated into the built environment awards, which are presented during NIBS’ Building Innovation conference. The DEI Leadership Award recognizes corporations or… more
New ASHRAE Publication Outlines Standard to Reduce Risk of Disease Transmission in Indoor Spaces
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has released the ASHRAE Standard 241, Control of Infectious Aerosols, a new publication detailing airborne infection risk mitigation for buildings. The publication establishes minimum requirements to reduce the risk of disease transmission by exposure to… more
Recognizing the Contributions of Innovators in the Building Industry
Every year, the National Institute of Building Sciences bestows the Innovator Award to a corporation, organization, individual, or project within the built environment. The award is given for groundbreaking advances and significant technological contributions to the built environment and for exemplary leadership in advancing innovation in the… more
Resilience incentives advance
All too often we focus on what the federal government is doing to build disaster resilience. Federal grant funding, though sizable and growing is only one piece of the resilience puzzle. A recently published academic study and a new state-level grant program point to progress made by other stakeholders to incentivize hazardmitigation investments… more