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Energy Measurements for Existing Residential Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2014

According to the most recent national census data, the median year in which owner-occupied homes were built in the U.S. is 1976 1 . Furthermore, … more

Electrical Performance Measurements of Solar Photovoltaic Cells and Arrays Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2014

To achieve net-zero energy buildings, renewable energy generation is required to meet the energy demands remaining after load reduction and … more

Enhanced Effectiveness of Fire Fighting Tactics Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2014

Firefighting is hazardous. In 2011, the fire departments in the United States responded to more than 484,500 1 structure fires. These fires … more

WUI Building and Fire Codes and Standards Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2014

Although over 46 million residential structures in the United States are in areas of risk of wildfires, building and fire codes and standards do … more

WUI Fire Data Collection and Exposure Modeling Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2014

The Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) is defined as the location where structures and communities meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland. In … more

Reduced Ignition of Building Components in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2014

Over 46 million homes in 70,000 communities are at risk of Wildland-Urban Interface fires, which has destroyed an average of 3000 structures … more

Fire Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2014

The total burden of fire on the U.S. economy is estimated as greater than $300 billion in 2008 or roughly 2% of the U.S. gross domestic product. 1 … more

Building Integration with Smart Grid
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

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

Assessment of High-Temperature and Innovative Insulation Thermal Performance Project
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

The use of thermal insulation is a primary approach to reducing heating and cooling loads in buildings, which account for 42% 1 and 24% 1 of … more

Contaminant Control in High-Performance Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

Net-zero energy strategies have the potential to significantly impact the indoor air quality of buildings. This project is designed to better … more

High Temperature Performance of Fire Fighter Equipment Project
Last Updated Date: 01/15/2014

In 2011, the fire departments in the United States responded to more than 484,500  structure fires. These fires resulted in approximately 2,640 … more

Earthquake Risk Reduction in Buildings and Infrastructure Program
Last Updated Date: 01/02/2014

The objective of the Earthquake Risk Reduction in Buildings and Infrastructure Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science … more

Performance-Based Design Methodologies for Structures in Fire Project
Last Updated Date: 12/17/2013

This project will develop and implement performace-based tools, methodology, guidance, and draft standards for designing and evaluating structures … more

Design Fires for Structures Project
Last Updated Date: 12/17/2013

This project will address upcoming needs and take advantage of new resources associated with the completion of National Fire Research Laboratory … more

National Fire Research Laboratory Research Development and Operations Project
Last Updated Date: 12/17/2013

At present, there is no research facility in the world that allows scientists and engineers to conduct research on the response of real-scale … more

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