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BIRDS Is for Sustainability: New NIST Tool for Evaluating Building Performance, Trade-offs
Release Date: 10/07/2014

Designing a building that simply meets local code requirements is not necessarily the optimal way to do it when you consider all the long-term … more

NIST Test House Exceeds Goal; Ends Year with Energy to Spare
Release Date: 07/01/2014

The net-zero energy test house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C., not only … more

Countdown to Net Zero: NIST Test House Pursues Energy Surplus in Final Month
Release Date: 06/02/2014

Heading into the final stretch of a year-long trial run, the experimental net-zero energy house at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Over 6 Months, NIST Zero-Energy House Gives Back to the Grid
Release Date: 03/11/2014

Over the first six months in their special, new, four-bedroom home in suburban Maryland, the Nisters, a prototypical family of four, earned about … more

Updating Building Energy Codes: How Much Can Your State Save?
Release Date: 11/05/2013

How much in energy and cost savings would your state realize if it updated its commercial building energy codes? You can find out in a new on-line … more

Air Conditioner "Evolves" in Novel NIST Study
Release Date: 09/03/2013

Played out on a computer over hundreds of generations, a survival-of-the-fittest programming method adapted by National Institute of Standards and … more

Study Provides Details on Portable Generator Emissions and Carbon Monoxide Exposure
Release Date: 07/10/2013

Despite warnings to the contrary, many people continue to operate portable generators indoors or close to open windows, doors, or vents, resulting … more

New Report Identifies Strategies to Achieve Net-Zero Energy Homes
Release Date: 05/14/2013

Chances are you know how many miles your car logs for each gallon or tankful of gas, but you probably have only a foggy idea of how much energy … more

Prototype Generators Emit Much Less Carbon Monoxide, NIST Finds
Release Date: 04/17/2013

Portable electric generators retrofitted with off-the-shelf hardware by the University of Alabama (UA) emitted significantly lower levels of … more

Report from the Field: Using Internally Cured Concrete in Indiana Bridges
Release Date: 02/06/2013

A recent news story from Purdue University describes how Indiana state transportation officials are making concrete use of concrete research to … more

NIST Measurement Advance Could Speed Innovation in Solar Devices
Release Date: 07/25/2012

A new versatile measurement system devised by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) accurately and quickly … more

NIST Provides Octagonal Window of Opportunity for Carbon Capture
Release Date: 02/07/2012

Filtering carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, from factory smokestacks is a necessary, but expensive part of many manufacturing processes. However, … more

Elusive Ultrafine Indoor Air Contaminants Yield to NIST Analysis
Release Date: 12/06/2011

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) spent 75 days on the job carrying out some very important … more

Government Issues Building Energy and Water Submetering Report
Release Date: 11/08/2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A new interagency report recommends systematic consideration of new metering technologies that can yield up-to-date, finely … more

New Report Urges More Detailed Utility Metering to Improve Building Efficiency
Release Date: 11/08/2011

A new interagency report recommends systematic consideration of new metering technologies, called submetering, that can yield up-to-date, finely … more

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