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Resource pages for "NIBS"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


Building Performance And Operations At Core Of Plan Proposed By Industry Experts

Industry experts plan for future focused on commercial building performance outcomes, increased attention to operations.

Energy Department, NIBS Release Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines

Energy Department and National Institute of Building Sciences Release Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines.

November Is Critical Infrastructure Security And Resilience Month

Emphasizing how essential America’s critical infrastructure is to national security and economic growth, President Barack Obama has proclaimed November to be Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month.

LVDC Design Guidelines For The Visual Environment | Second Draft Review Period Open

LVDC Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment is now available for second public review; the review period ends November 10.
NIBS

National Institute of Building Sciences Celebrates 40 Years

Forty years ago, the United States Congress authorized the establishment of the National Institute of Building Sciences when President Gerald Ford signed the Housing and Community Development Act into law on August 22, 1974.
TFM's FM Alert

Facility Management In Space!

The Facility Ops Challenge, developed by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), Total Learning Research Institute (TLRI), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), empowers students to perform as facility managers responsible for maintaining a virtual base on Mars while learning about building systems and the importance of teamwork.
National Performance Based Design Guide

Architects Promote NIBS Performance-Based Guide

The AIA will support the Guide by promoting it to its members as a resource to be used in the design phase of a building as well as by bringing the designer community perspective to the NPBDG review and update process.
NPBDG

New Performance-Based Design Guide Now Available

National Institute of Building Sciences makes free tool available to the public via the WBDG.

NIBS, DOE Partner To Develop Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines

The Guidelines will address commercial building workforce training and certification programs for five key energy related jobs: facility manager, energy auditor/manager, commissioning professional, and building engineer.

Consultative Council Report Highlights Four Areas in Need of Improvement

A new report by the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council highlights four areas where the industry and the nation need to focus their efforts in order to improve buildings and infrastructure.

Ensuring Facilities Perform As Designed

NIBS has released its "Guideline 3-2012: Building Enclosure Commissioning Process."

NIBS Announces 2012 Board Of Directors

The individuals include those representing facility managers, building owners, local code officials, lighting manufacturers, and fire protection engineers

NBIMS-US One Step Closer to Modeling Standard

Upon the release, it is expected that other countries will use the NBIMS-US Version 2 as the basis of their national modeling standards.

Lack Of Updated Commercial Building Energy Data Troubles Institute

EIA is suspending work on its 2011 survey due to budget constraints, which means the last reliable data, from the 2003 survey, is nearly a decade old.

Flood Map Experts Needed by FEMA

The National Institute of Building Sciences is seeking qualified scientific and technical professionals from the public, private, and academic sectors to serve on Scientific Resolution Panels (SRPs).

National Clearinghouse For Educational Facilities Funding Cut By DOE

The Department of Education recently awarded its federal fiscal year 2011-2014 grant monies for maintaining the Clearinghouse to another entity.

Institute Brings Industry Perspective to DOE Initiatives

NIBS has encouraged DOE to use a holistic approach to achieve sustainability in federal buildings; look at lifecycle costs instead of first costs as a basis for sustainable decision making; and include operations and maintenance staff and building occupants in the long-term strategies for sustainability.

New Report: VA Hospitals Could Set Healing Design Benchmark

If implemented, the recommendations in a new report from NIBS would provide the VA with a model that is paramount to the future success of veteran healthcare delivery and without precedent in the U.S. healthcare industry.

Resilient Coasts Blueprint Outlines Steps to Reduce Risks and Losses in Face of Growing...

The blueprint cites the example of 500 commercial clients of the insurer FM Global, which experienced about 85% less damage from Hurricane Katrina as similarly situated properties. The reduced losses were directly the result of building retrofits and other hurricane loss prevention and preparedness measures taken by the insurer’s 500 policyholders.

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