American Architectural Manufacturers Association
Performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the fenestration industry.

                                    Air Barrier Association of America
The ABAA’s website provides resources for the air barrier industry. These resources will allow you to provide a working and effective Air Barrier System in your building.

  • Understand the concept of Air Barrier Systems
    Design Air Barrier Systems
    Specify Air Barrier Systems in your Building Enclosure
    Locate Manufacturers and Distributors of Air Barrier Materials
    Locate Contractors Who Install Air Barrier Assemblies and Systems


                                                  American National Standards Institute
The Institute oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector: from acoustical devices to construction equipment, from dairy and livestock production to energy distribution, and many more.

                                                    American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and

                                                    Air-Conditioning Engineers
ASHRAE is organized for advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration for the public's benefit through research, standards writing, continuing education and publications.



                                    ASTM International - (American Society for Testing and Materials)
ASTM International is a not-for-profit organization that provides a global forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems, and services.

                                               The Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP)
BAIHP team is led by the Florida Solar Energy Center, a research institute of the University of Central Florida. It is the only university-based Building America team competitively funded by the US Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy-Building Technologies program. BAIHP works with partners throughout the United States.



                                      Seattle Building Enclosure Council (SeaBEC)
Is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the pursuit of excellence in the design, construction or other technical aspects of the building enclosure. We investigate why buildings fail, explore cures for buildings envelope failure, and share information on materials and methods to promote better building science.

                                    The Engineered Wood Association (APA)
APA- has focused on helping the industry create structural wood products of exceptional strength, versatility and reliability. Combining the research efforts of scientists at APA’s 37,000 square-foot research center with the knowledge gained from decades of field work, and cooperation with our member manufacturers, APA promotes new solutions and improved processes that benefit the entire industry.



                                  The Energy Conservatory (TEC)
TEC manufactures precision diagnostic equipment used to solve comfort, energy use, durability and air quality problems in buildings. Our reputation for innovative design and excellent technical support have made us a leading manufacturer of performance testing tools for the building industry.

                                

                                  ENERGY STAR



 is the Environmental Protection Agency’s efficiency program for residential construction. This comprehensive energy program focuses on air tight construction, proper mechanical equipment selection, air tight ducts, correct insulation levels, and most importantly, third-party verification. Created by the Mortgage industry, ENERGY STAR Homes can help homeowners qualify for Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM). This program is a prerequisite for all the green building programs across the state. The average ENERGY STAR home saves $350 - $450 each year in utility bills. Take a tour of an ENERGY STAR home

                                Infrared Training Center (ITC)
ITC has invested in the people, resources and technology to create a world class training program and facility. The ITC originally emerged as an operator training course, but has evolved over the past 25 years into an infrared predictive maintenance certification program that teaches operator training as well as infrared theory and applications.

                                 Institute for Research in Construction
The National Research Council's Institute for Research in Construction (IRC) is Canada's construction technology centre. IRC provides research, building code development, and materials evaluation services.

         

                                 National Building Envelope Council
National web site has links to the regional building envelope councils (BECs) as well as National Building Science Conferences of Canada.

         

                                                          National Institute of Building Sciences
NIBS is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that successfully brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests, and regulatory agencies to focus on the identification and resolution of problems and potential problems that hamper the construction of safe, affordable structures for housing, commerce and industry throughout the United States.

                               National Research Council Canada
NRC, Canada's premier science and technology research organization, is a leader in scientific and technical research, the diffusion of technology and the dissemination of scientific and technical information.

                              National Roofing Contractors Association
The National Roofing Contractors Association is an association of roofing, roof deck, and waterproofing contractors; industry-related associate members, including manufacturers, distributors, architects, consultants, engineers, and city, state, and government agencies; and international members.

                              Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Building Technologies Research and Integration Center (BTRIC), in the Energy & Transportation Science Division (ETSD), focuses on research, development, and deployment of energy efficient technologies in support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) goal of zero energy homes by 2020 and zero energy commercial buildings by 2025. BTRIC focuses on four main areas: 1) research and development of new materials, components and systems technologies for energy efficiency in buildings, 2) whole-building and community integration (energy efficiency, renewable energy, and to grid), 3) improved energy management in existing buildings and industrial facilities during their operational phase, and 4) market transformations from old to new in all of these areas.



                                                                    Retrotec
Manufactures blower doors (or door fans) that are used in over 40 countries to measure the leakage rate of buildings, houses, rooms, ductwork and other enclosures.

         

                         Roof Consultants Institute
The RCI is an American based international non-profit association of professional roof consultants, architects, and engineers who specialize in the specification and design of roof systems.

                        Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG)
The WBDG is the only web-based portal providing government and industry practitioners with one-stop access to up-to-date information on a wide range of building-related guidance, criteria and technology from a 'whole buildings' perspective. Currently organized into three major categories—Design Guidance, Project Management and Operations & Maintenance—at the heart of the WBDG are Resource Pages, reductive summaries on particular topics.

                        U.S.  Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE’s overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. The Department's strategic goals to achieve the mission are designed to deliver results along five strategic themes: Energy Security, Nuclear Security, Scientific Discovery and Innovation, Environmental Responsibility, Management Excelle
nce.

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