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Sustainable Buildings Industry Council

Sustainable Buildings Industry Council coordinates architecture, engineering, building systems and materials, product manufacturing, energy analysis, and "whole building" design

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Collaboration of architecture, engineering, building systems and materials, product manufacturing, energy analysis, and "whole building" design

The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) was founded by the major building trade associations in 1980 as the Passive Solar Industries Council.

SBIC brings together allied fields of architecture, engineering, building systems and materials, product manufacturing, energy analysis, and "whole building" design.

They provide software and training to address 16 energy efficiency strategies. They are all the components that make integrated, better buildings possible.

  • Daylighting
  • Glazing
  • Shading
  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • Lighting controls
  • Insulation
  • Air leakage control
  • Thermal mass
  • Passive solar heating
  • Natural ventilation
  • Economizer cycle
  • Exhaust air heat recovery
  • High-efficiency HVAC
  • HVAC
  • Evaporative cooling controls
  • Solar water heating

SBIC’s programs come in many shades of green. Programs encourage newcomers to the green building and facilities management movement to consider getting greener, while showing them the wide array of opportunities and benefits sustainable building offers. SBIC also offers state-of-the-art support tools and customized guidance for seasoned building and facility managers to meet the needs of builders, design professionals, building managers and owners, and procurement specialists.

Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) a council of the National Institute of Building Sciences.

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