What is a BSS?

The BSS® (Building Science Specialist) designation recognizes those who meet the strict educational and practical requirements set forth by the Building Science Specialist Board. This designation has become the benchmark qualification of Building Science practitioners.

Accreditation is subject to the member of a local Building Envelope Council being in good standing and having satisfied the BSS eligibility requirements. To keep the BSS designation, members must adhere to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct for Building Science Specialists, maintain an up-to-date membership in any BEC, and provide proof of required continued education annually from the year of accreditation. 

The BSS® (Building Science Specialist) designation provides members of the industry, including building designers, specifiers, developers, contractors, and owners, the confidence that any designation holder has a high level of education and understanding in the field of Building Science as deemed by the BSSB Board of Directors, composed of key industry figures.