Skip to main content
Reports
NIBS Guideline 3-2012 Building Enclosure Commissioning Process BECx
The process of commissioning the enclosure follows a similar process as other building systems. However, commissioning the enclosure…
Consultative Council on Efficient Use of Water
Fresh water is a finite, essential resource. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that 36 states expect to experience local,…
Consultative Council on Codes and Standards
When adopted by jurisdictions, codes and standards represent the community’s expectations for the protection of the health, safety and…
Data Needs for Achieving High-Performance Buildings
Buildings are complex and becoming more so as owners and policymakers demand particular levels of performance. The focus is no longer…
Designing for a Resilient America: A Stakeholder Summit on High Performance Resilient Buildings and Related Infrastructure
Given the gravity of manmade and natural hazard events of the last decade, designing buildings that not only offer resistance, but…
Report on Building Rating and Certification in the U.S. Building Community
On September 25, 2008, the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences appointed a Task Group to review the…
35th Anniversary Report
In December 1968, the United States Federal Government’s National Commission on Urban Problems sounded an alarm. The Commission had…
Assessment to the U.S. Congress and U.S. Department of Energy on High Performance Buildings
The United States enjoys one of the highest standards of living in the world. One contributing component of this standard of living is…
Mitigation Saves 2005
From 2000 to 2005, the MMC, commissioned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), conducted a Congressionally mandated…
Excellence in Facilities Management: Five Federal Case Studies
A study of five remarkable buildings performed by the National Institute of Building Sciences' Facility Maintenance & Operations…