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Select Recommended Websites
The following websites have been vetted and are recommended resources for news on trends and developments in the field of building science and for information on professional regulation of those who work in the field.
Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC)
Website for centre that offers industry and research organisations technical support aimed at optimising ventilation technology.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Website for society that represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. Includes sections on Knowledge and Learning, Leadership and Management, Issues and Advocacy, and Membership and Community.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Website for building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society supports and promotes innovation in building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality and sustainability within the industry.
BCIT Building Science Centre of Excellence (BSCE)
Website for BCIT-based centre that supports a regional education and research capacity in Building Science and Building Engineering. The website offers access to the BSCE Database: a comprehensive listing of books, reports and research articles with a focus on the design, construction, performance and maintenance of the building envelope.
Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC)
Website for not-for-profit, national organization that has been focussed on advancing green building and sustainable community development practices in Canada.
Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA)
Website for independent member based, not-for-profit association that focuses on pan-market-sector research and information sharing in the construction industry.
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Indoor Air Quality
Website for American governmental agency that focuses on legislation, issues and developments related to indoor air quality.
National Research Council of Canada: Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC)
Website for Centre that offers a national evaluation service for all types of innovative building construction materials, products, systems and services.
Website offers access to a database that features information on international works of structural and civil engineering. Entries in the database are mostly concerned with the structural aspects of the works documented here and the technical aspects of their construction and design.
Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG)
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. Web site is made available by the National Institute of Building Sciences (US).