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National Institute of Building Sciences Announces BEST6 Schedule

The Building Enclosure Science & Technology Conference takes place March 18-20 in Austin, Texas

(WASHINGTON, DC, January 25, 2024) – The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) has released the schedule for the upcoming Building Enclosure Science & Technology (BEST6) Conference.

BEST6 takes place March 18-20, at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol.

The conference theme is “The Next Generation of Building Technology,” focusing on the impact of climate change on building enclosures, new techniques in building design and construction, durability, and sustainability.

The 2024 agenda will integrate technical sessions around two tracks: building science and building practice. Schedule highlights include:

  • Keynote Sam Rashkin, author of Housing 2.0: A Disruption.
  • Building science sessions around decarbonization, retrofitting, household energy audit tools, cool roofs and walls, user-friendly reflective insulation, low carbon building materials, and resilience.
  • Building practice sessions around roof insulation and condensation, air barriers and ventilation, thermo-active building technology, climate-positive building enclosures, and building envelope challenges.

Conference programming and sessions begin March 19.

Immediately following the BEST6 technical conference, attendees are invited to four-hour interactive workshop, “How Do We Strengthen Building Science Education Across Disciplines?” The workshop will examine the traditional avenues of university degree programs as well as alternative solutions.

BEST6 is free and open to members of the media. Email Christine Cube ( for a media pass.

About NIBS

National Institute of Building Sciences brings together labor and consumer interests, government representatives, regulatory agencies, and members of the building industry to identify and resolve problems and potential issues around the built environment. NIBS is a non-profit, non-governmental organization. For more information, visit or follow @bldgsciences on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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