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Building Integration of Micro-Generation Technologies Seminar


In conjunction with Annex 54 ( of the International Energy Agency's Energy Conservation in Building and Community Systems Program (IEA/ECBCS), the NIST Engineering Laboratory will host a one-day seminar on the integration of micro-generation technologies within buildings. 

Micro-generation can be defined as residential or small-commercial applications of the on-site generation of power with heating and/or cooling integrated into a building's energy system, which may include energy storage, advanced control strategies, or demand-side management. Currently, micro combined heat and power (micro-CHP) devices are the predominant technology for the small-scale generation of electricity and thermal energy on-site. However, Annex 54 may explore hybrid systems that also include on-site renewable generation, including small PV or wind generators.

This seminar presents an excellent opportunity for representatives from government, utilities, and the building community to learn more about a technology that is advancing rapidly internationally.

Participants will hear from international researchers on topics that include:

  • Current US and International market for micro-generation technologies
  • Efforts to promote micro-gen through labeling, subsidies, and tariff reductions
  • Examples of successful integrations
  • Analysis of energy, environmental, and cost benefits
  • Operation within a Smart Grid


Seminar Flyer with Agenda (PDF) updated 10/8/2010



8:30am to 5:00pm


Start Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Format: Seminar


While there is no fee to register for this event, participants MUST register on-line by October 19th to be permitted entrance to the NIST campus.

Website:  On-Line Registration

Click here to download pdfs of Seminar Presentations

Presentations from the Seminar


A block of hotel rooms has been set-aside for participants of the Seminar at the Gaithersburg Holiday Inn ( or 301-948-8900). The rate is discounted to $119/night if you ask for the "NIST\IEA Annex Meeting". Reservation must be made before October 10th. The hotel offers a courtesy shuttle to and from NIST.

See the NIST Visitor webpage for more information about visiting NIST in Gaithersburg, MD.

Technical Contact:

Mark Davis