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Public Service

As a non-profit, IBTS was founded to provide services for the public good, with the aim of benefiting communities, governments and the planet.

Quality Assurance

Our Solar QA methods are rooted in over 30 years of experience supporting federal and state quality assurance programs and providing national building department services.

Field Inspection Technology

FIT® is a methodology that supports end-to-end processes, customized to manage information collection and automate complex back office processes.

Thought Leadership

Revolving Loan Funds in Community Development Block Grants

Federal funds, specifically Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships Funds (HOME) dedicated to affordable housing and economic development undertakings, have decreased over the past ten years.  Revolving loan funds allow for a recipient community to stretch its CDBG dollars and plan “big.”


Filling the Skills Gap in the Solar Industry Workforce

The solar industry continues to grow and has the need for skilled workers to ensure quality Solar PV installation. This article discusses recently announced training initiatives, as well as training resources.

Latest news

IBTS Announces the Release of NREL’s SAPC Best Practices in PV System Installation

The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) announces the release of the Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) Best Practices in PV Installation Guide to improve solar asset transparency for investors and rating agencies. 


IBTS Releases Silver Line Case Study Outlining Project inspections and Quality Assurance

IBTS has released a case study outlining involvement in one of the largest infrastructure projects in the United States, the Dulles Metrorail expansion project. The Silver Line took five years to complete and IBTS provided code inspections and special inspection oversight to ensure the rail was built to specifications.