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The National Institute of Building Sciences was authorized by the U.S. Congress in the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383. In establishing the Institute, Congress recognized the need for an organization that could serve as an interface between government and the private sector. The Institute's public interest mission is to serve the Nation by supporting advances in building science and technology to improve the built environment.

Through the Institute, Congress established a public/private partnership to enable findings on technical, building-related matters to be used effectively to improve government, commerce and industry.

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New SAFETY Act Best Practices Guide to Commercial Building Security Now Available

A new web-based tool can help security professionals for commercial office buildings perform assessments based on the Best Practices for Anti-Terrorism Security (BPATS) for commercial office buildings. With best practices developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
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Institute Looking to Hire Professionals with BIM, CAD, GIS Expertise

The National Institute of Building Sciences is in the process of filling several positions to support federal agency clients. The organization is looking to hire building professionals with expertise in building information modeling (BIM), computer-aided design (CAD) and geographic information systems (GIS).
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The Institute Appoints Jury for 2018 Beyond Green™ Awards

The National Institute of Building Sciences announces the jury for the 2018 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awards. The 2018 jury members include Nancy McNabb, AIA; Jason Hartke, PhD; and Arpan Bakshi.
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Last Chance to Register for FMOC’s Webinar on Designing for Maintainability

There are only two days left to register for the National Institute of Building Sciences Facility Maintenance and Operations Committee (FMOC) one-hour webinar, Design for Maintainability: The Importance of Operations and Maintenance Considerations during the Design Phase of Construction Projects
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FMOC Webinar to Look at Improving Maintainability of Facilities through Design

Operations and maintenance (O&M) expenses can account for as much as 80 percent of a building’s life-cycle costs. Yet, working with facility professionals during the design phase of the project can alleviate these costs and help optimize building performance.
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Institute, ASC, ACSA Release Results of Latest Survey on Off-Site Construction Education

The National Institute of Building Sciences (Institute) Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC), Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) have released the results of a survey to understand how institutions of higher education are teaching about off-site construction methods.
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NIBS Collaborates on Primer to Help Buildings Professionals Navigate Energy Industry

A new publication is now available to offer buildings professionals a practical look at the future of the energy sector and the role of buildings. The resource, Building Our New Energy Future, is a primer tailored to prepare buildings professionals for the challenges and opportunities
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NIBS, ASTM International, RCI, Inc. Issue Joint Statement

The National Institute of Building Sciences (Institute), ASTM International (ASTM) and RCI, Inc. issued a joint statement July 11 announcing their intent to avoid duplication of effort relating to their respective building enclosure commissioning (BECx) programs.
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Last Call: Building Innovation 2019 Abstracts Due Tomorrow

his is the final chance to submit an abstract to present at Building Innovation 2019: The National Institute of Building Sciences Seventh Annual Conference and Expo. Potential presenters have until tomorrow, Friday, June 29, at midnight ET. Don’t miss the opportunity to speak at the industry’s only all-inclusive Conference where members of the entire building
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Only One Week Left to Submit an Abstract

Time is ticking away to submit an abstract to present at Building Innovation 2019: The National Institute of Building Sciences Seventh Annual Conference and Expo. Potential presenters have
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IAPMO Returns as Building Innovation 2019 Technical Programs Sponsor

With planning underway for Building Innovation 2019: The Institute’s Seventh Annual Conference and Expo, the Institute welcomes back the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) as Technical Programs Sponsor. This is the fourth straight year that IAPMO has taken the role.
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Two Weeks Left to Submit an Abstract to Present at Building Innovation 2019

Potential presenters, there are only two weeks left to submit an abstract to present at Building Innovation 2019: The National Institute of Building Sciences Seventh Annual Conference and Expo. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the industry’s only all-inclusive Conference where members of the entire building community come together to connect
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ICC to Serve as Building Innovation 2019 Conference Sponsor

The National Institute of Building Sciences welcomes back the International Code Council (ICC) as the Conference Sponsor for Building Innovation 2019: The Institute’s Seventh Annual Conference and Expo. Building Innovation 2019, to be held January 7-10, 2019, at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C.
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Institute Calls for Abstracts to Present at Building Innovation 2019

The National Institute of Building Sciences is gearing up to deliver the seventh iteration of the industry’s only all-inclusive Conference where members of the entire building community come together to connect, collaborate and create solutions that benefit the built environment.
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Green to Retire from National Institute of Building Sciences

After nearly a decade of leading the organization, National Institute of Building Sciences President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA, has announced his plan to retire. The Institute Board of Directors is initiating a search to hire Green’s successor, with the expectation that the new leader will transition on to staff at the end of 2018.
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The USA Science & Engineering Festival Takes Building Sciences to the Next Generation

Building science can take you from landscapes to skyscrapers, from virtual design to hands-on construction, from sustainability to resilience, from vision to reality, and, in the case of the National Institute of Building Sciences, it can take you on a walk through a virtual base on Mars.
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Learn About Policies that Drive Energy Performance Outcomes

The upcoming CxEnergy 2018 Conference & Expo, April 23-26 in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the place to be for the latest on building commissioning, energy management and building diagnostics. The National Institute of Building Sciences is a supporting organization of the Conference, which focuses on connecting service providers with building owners, facility managers and representatives of top commercial real estate, building maintenance and facility services companies.
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One Week Left to Share How You Use Off-Site Construction in Your Work

With more and more building professionals using off-site construction methods, the National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC) wants to know how you are using off-site construction practices and methods in your commercial construction work.
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NCBCS Looks at Pros, Cons of Jurisdictions Changing Length of Code Adoption Cycles

The National Institute of Building Sciences National Council on Building Codes and Standards (NCBCS) issued a new white paper, Benefits and Challenges of a Timely Code Adoption Cycle.
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National Institute of Building Sciences to Participate in CxEnergy 2018

Don’t miss the upcoming CxEnergy 2018 Conference & Expo, to be held April 23-26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fifth annual CxEnergy provides topical, in-depth educational presentations for commissioning; testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB); and energy management professionals. The National Institute of Building Sciences is a supporting organization of the event

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National Broker Portal Names New Board Member, Chair

The Board of Managers of the National Broker Portal, a joint venture between Broker Public Portal (BPP) and Homesnap, today announced Daniel J. Riley, Esq., of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, has joined its Board and become its Chairman. Riley is Executive Vice President of Administration at Howard Hanna, ranked as the third largest real estate firm in the U.S. by REAL Trends

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Affordable Housing Developers Welcome Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilman Joe Buscaino

Abode Communities and Mercy Housing California, together with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), will celebrate the grand opening of Camino del Mar and Vista del Mar, 176 service-enhanced affordable family homes in the Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles.