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Building Integration with Smart Grid Project
Last Updated Date: 03/08/2016

Developing a next generation "smart grid" requires new measurement science and industry standards that enable homes and buildings to interact with … more

Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics for the Mechanical Services in Commercial Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 03/08/2016

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

Embedded Intelligence in Buildings Program
Last Updated Date: 03/08/2016

To develop and deploy advances in measurement science that will improve building operations to achieve energy efficiency, occupant comfort, and … more

Wind Engineering and Coastal Inundation Project
Last Updated Date: 03/04/2016

The project develops next-generation procedures for achieving designs that are safe, sustainable, and economical under extreme winds and coastal … more

National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program
Last Updated Date: 03/04/2016

This project provides leadership of windstorm and coastal inundation impact reduction R&D activities within the Engineering Laboratory. NIST … more

Disaster and Failure Studies Project
Last Updated Date: 03/04/2016

Extreme events test buildings and infrastructure in ways and on a scale that cannot be easily replicated in a laboratory – buildings and … more

Implementation of Joplin Tornado Recommendations Project
Last Updated Date: 03/04/2016

In March, 2014, NIST completed its investigation of the 2011 Joplin tornado and issued a final report (Final Report, NIST Technical Investigation … more

Sustainable, High Performance Infrastructure Materials Program
Last Updated Date: 02/11/2016

To develop and deploy measurement science tools that enable the manufacturing, construction, and transportation industries to reliably assess the … more

Measurement Science for Service Life Prediction of Polymers Used in Photovoltaic Systems Project
Last Updated Date: 02/11/2016

Standards for quantitatively characterizing the performance and predicting the service lives of polymeric components used in photovoltaic (PV) … more

Assuring Performance of Infrastructure Repair Materials Project
Last Updated Date: 02/11/2016

In spite of advances in materials and construction technologies, our nation's civil infrastructure remains in a state of serious decay. The 2013 … more

Low-GWP Refrigerants for High-Efficiency HVAC&R Equipment Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

Concerns over global warming and ozone depletion will limit or phase out several refrigerants currently used in commercial and residential cooling … more

Electrical Performance Measurements of Solar Photovoltaic Cells and Arrays Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

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

Assessment of High-Temperature and Innovative Insulation Thermal Performance Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

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

Flammability Metrics for New Low-GWP Refrigerants Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

Objective - To develop the capability to measure and predict the burning velocity of mixtures of low-GWP refrigerants to allow the ranking of the … more

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Transport Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

The capabilities of the NIST National Fire Research Laboratory (NFRL) will be extended to provide a test bed for performance evaluation of … more

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