The Consultative Council of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) has published two summaries of its most recent annual report. The annual report contains identification, analysis, and recommendations of timely topics related to the built environment. The report is sent to Congress and the White House.
The two topics in the report are “Developing and Maintaining a High Performance Workforce” and “Water Resources and the Built Environment”. These summaries are meant to highlight the topics and develop interest in reading the full report, which can be found at: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.nibs.org/resource/resmgr/cc/NIBS_2016_CCReport.pdf
While these two topics do not, at first, seem directly related to lighting, they are obviously part of the bigger picture of buildings, building systems, and sustainability/resilience.