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Disaster Resilient Systems Program
Last Updated Date: 05/29/2015

The objective of the Disaster Resilient Systems Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science to enhance the resilience of … more

Fault Detection and Diagnostics for Commercial Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems Project
Last Updated Date: 05/26/2015

NIST is working to measure and improve the operational performance of commercial buildings by leveraging previously untapped capabilities within … more

Intelligent Building Agents Project
Last Updated Date: 05/26/2015

Achieving national goals of net zero energy buildings requires substantial reduction in the energy consumption of commercial building systems. … more

Commissioning Building Systems for Improved Energy Performance Project
Last Updated Date: 05/26/2015

Building systems commissioning processes applied at the design phase and throughout the building life cycle have been shown to effectively improve … more

Fault Detection and Diagnosis for Air-Conditioners and Heat Pumps Project
Last Updated Date: 05/26/2015

Fault detection and diagnostic (FDD) methods are receiving increasing consideration for application in space-conditioning equipment. It is … more

Building Integration with Smart Grid Project
Last Updated Date: 05/26/2015

New measurement science and industry standards are needed to enable building systems and consumers to interact with a future “smart grid,” which … more

Embedded Intelligence in Buildings Program
Last Updated Date: 05/26/2015

The objective of the Embedded Intelligence in Buildings Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science that will improve building … more

Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics for the Mechanical Services in Commercial Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 05/26/2015

NIST is working to measure and improve the operational performance of commercial buildings by leveraging previously untapped capabilities within … more

Smart Building Automation and Control Testbed and Standards Project
Last Updated Date: 05/26/2015

Better information about the practical implications of integrating historically separate building automation systems and improved industry … more

Smart Grid Program
Last Updated Date: 05/19/2015

To develop and demonstrate advances in measurement science to enable integration of interoperable and secure real-time sensing, control, … more

Nanomagnetic Imaging
Last Updated Date: 02/25/2015

The microscopic arrangement of the magnetic structure within a thin metal film plays a fundamental role in many technological applications ranging … more

Novel Sources for Focused-ion Beams
Last Updated Date: 02/23/2015

Focused beams of ions have a wide range of uses, from nanoscale imaging to the fabrication of nanomaterials. In the CNST, researchers are … more

700 MHz Band Channel Propagation Model
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

To provide telecommunications designers working in public safety communications with channel propagation models to use in simulation and testing. more

Assessment of Design Methods in Existing PBSD Standards Project
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2014

The project continues the assessment of the applicability and accuracy of adopting first-generation Performance Based Seismic Engineering (PBSE) … more

Lateral Force-Resisting Structural Elements and Systems Project
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2014

This project provides experimentally validated structural behavior models for refining key seismic design provisions in U.S. model building codes … more

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