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Building Innovation 2016 Conference Track Two to Focus on Preparation, Performance

Achieving community resilience relies on the engagement and action of numerous stakeholders—from commercial and residential building owners to utilities and government leaders—and offering incentives provides a powerful mechanism to encourage tough decision making. At Building Innovation 2016: The National Institute of Building Sciences Fourth Annual Conference & Expo, Achieving a Resilient Future, to be held January 11-15, 2016, in Washington, D.C., participants will examine the multiple incentive packages available to these audiences to advance investment in mitigation and resilience.

WBDG, FMOC, Important FM Issues All on the NFMT Agenda in Baltimore

Attend the National Facilities Management and Technology Conference and Expo (NFMT), to be held March 22-24 at the Baltimore Convention Center, to keep up with best practices and innovations in facility management (FM) and operations, including energy management, sustainability, building technologies, communication and data infrastructure in the built environment. While there, don’t miss the chance to learn about National Institute of Building Sciences activities and strategies relating to the Facility Maintenance and Operations Committee (FMOC), the buildingSMART alliance® and the Whole Building Design Guide® (WBDG). Institute members can attend NFMT for free!

Institute Bids Farewell to a Pioneering Industry Council

This past week, the National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors voted to sunset the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC).

Founded in 1980 as the Passive Solar Industries Council, the independent, non-profit organization that later became the SBIC was a pioneer advocate of the whole building approach to sustainable facilities. The founding members, consisting of major building trade groups, large corporations, small businesses and individual practitioners, understood that energy and resource-efficient design and construction are imperative to a sustainable built environment. The SBIC and its members viewed energy use and sustainability within a larger context of benefits related to productivity and overall efficiency, health and safety, serviceability and other performance factors.

Building Innovation 2018 Plenary Keynote to Explore U.S. Embassy in London

James Timberlake, FAIA, partner from KieranTimberlake, the architecture firm that designed the new U.S. Embassy in London, will serve as keynote speaker of the Plenary Luncheon, to be held 12:00 – 1:30 pm, Wednesday, January 10, during Building Innovation 2018: The National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference and Expo, in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Timberlake will discuss the concepts and integration required to design an embassy that reflects the core values of democracy—transparency, openness and equality—while providing a welcoming, secure, highly sustainable environment.

U.S. Design Guidance for CLT Floor Systems with Residential and Office Occupancy Loads

Jul 23, 2024   |   3:15 AM – 3:15 AM ET

Mass timber structural systems are gaining popularity in U.S. construction of multi-unit residential buildings and office buildings for a number of reasons. Mass timber is well suited for prefabrication and reduced construction schedules, has low embodied carbon, can be exposed aesthetically, and can be built taller than traditional light-framed wood construction.

Getting To Zero Forum

Jul 23, 2024   |   3:15 AM – 3:15 AM ET
The Getting to Zero Forum is the premier event dedicated to building decarbonization.

Decarbonizing the Built Environment: Improving Building Performance through Regenerative Design

Jul 23, 2024   |   3:15 AM – 3:15 AM ET

Join AIA in this live course about decarbonizing the built environment through regenerative design and high-performance buildings, addressing the 40% of US energy consumed by buildings. Learn to retrofit existing structures, with 82% of US commercial buildings built before 1999. Dive into the latest research and case studies covering various building types and climates. Discover how existing buildings fit into urban resiliency plans.

The Role of ESG in Enhancing Building Performance & Value

Jul 23, 2024   |   3:15 AM – 3:15 AM ET

We held a panel discussion in DC on The Role of #ESG in Enhancing Building Performance & Value earlier this month for the National Institute of Building Sciences #BI2023 event. It was so successful, we were asked to host a continuation via zoom to answer more questions.

You'll hear from Amy Carenza with ActivePure, Matthew Snyder with ESG Property Consultants and Sarah Feldmann, president of the ESG Network Association.

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