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Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Low-Energy Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 01/31/2014

NIST is developing tools and metrics to both reduce the building heating and cooling loads associated with ventilation and infiltration and to … more

Space-Conditioning Options for Energy-Efficient Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 01/31/2014

Space-conditioning equipment in buildings accounts for 37% of the Nation’s primary energy consumption in buildings and 15% of the Nation’s overall … more

Measuring Performance of Net-Zero Energy Homes Project
Last Updated Date: 01/31/2014

Uncertainty in the realized performance of green buildings is a barrier to increased adoption and investment in energy efficient and … more

Measurement Science for Service Life Prediction of Polymers Used in Photovoltaic Systems Project
Last Updated Date: 01/31/2014

Standards for quantitatively characterizing the performance and predicting the service lives of polymeric materials and components used in … more

Measurement Science to Assure the Performance of Green Concretes Project
Last Updated Date: 01/31/2014

An effective strategy for making a more “green” concrete is to replace the portland cement (the binding component with large energy and CO 2 … more

Smart Firefighting Project
Last Updated Date: 01/31/2014

In 2011, the fire departments in the United States responded to more than 484,500 1 structure fires. These fires resulted in approximately 2,640 … more

Wind Engineering and Multi-Hazard Failure Analysis Project
Last Updated Date: 01/29/2014

Multi-hazard design is a potentially powerful means to achieve structures that meet the requirement of risk consistency with respect to safety … more

National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program
Last Updated Date: 01/29/2014

NIST is designated by Congress as one of four agencies comprising the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program [1] or NWIRP (other agencies are … more

Disaster and Failure Studies Project
Last Updated Date: 01/29/2014

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

Measures of Building Resilience and Structural Robustness Project
Last Updated Date: 01/29/2014

Disaster resilience of a building or a community is the capability to quickly restore full functionality following an extreme event.  Buildings … more

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Transport Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2014

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

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

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