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NIBS to Host Housing Affordability Hearing November 6
By Christine Cube On Monday, November 6, the National Institute of Building Sciences will host a day-long public hearing to discuss the state of housing affordability and solutions to bring down the high cost of housing for middle- and working-class Americans. The public hearing will take place at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. It… more
By Christine Cube In September, NIBS and Fannie Mae unveiled the Resilience Incentivization Roadmap 2.0 – a continuation of a 2020 study that called for public and private incentives that allow owners of buildings and other infrastructure to facilitate the upgrade of existing infrastructure and better design of new infrastructure. Led by the… more
NIBS Joins U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day
Standardization offers practical solutions that integrate contributions from nearly every sector—business, local and national governments, and individuals. In October, the world celebrates the importance of standards. The global celebration took place October 14; the U.S. celebrated two days earlier on October 12. The National Institute of… more
NIBS October Events Heat Up
It’s a busy October! NIBS is hosting three webinars this month, starting tomorrow at noon EST with The Intersect of Resilience, Low-Embodied Carbon and LCCA in Materials Selection. In this webinar, experts will discuss the intersection of climate resilience, low-embodied carbon materials objectives, and life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA). The panel… more
NIBS and Fannie Mae Release Mitigation Investment Roadmap
With the support of Fannie Mae, the National Institute of Building Sciences has developed a roadmap on mitigation investment to help Americans and the nation’s built environment prepare for and respond to the devastating effects of extreme weather. Project Background In 2020, the NIBS Committee on Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate (CFIRE)… more