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Consortium Names NIST’s May Top Lab Director, Honors Indoor Air Quality Researchers
Release Date: 03/17/2016

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) has named Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and National … more

It Just Gets Better: NIST Net-Zero House Quadruples Energy Surplus in Second Year
Release Date: 03/02/2016

Tweaking ventilation and temperature control systems, along with a mild winter, helped the experimental net-zero-energy house at the National … more

Updating State Energy Codes for New Homes Would Deliver Significant National Savings
Release Date: 09/01/2015

If every state in the nation adopted up-to-date residential building energy efficiency codes—only 10 states have done so—the energy savings … more

At NIST Net-Zero Energy House, Energy Efficiency, Clean Air Are Compatible Goals
Release Date: 08/24/2015

You can breathe easy in the net-zero energy house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). After 15 months of monitoring, … more

New Publications Scope Future Research, Detail Design and Operation of NIST's Net-Zero Energy House
Release Date: 03/27/2015

The NIST Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility in Gaithersburg, Md. Credit: Healthy Indoors Magazine/IAQ.net The National Institute of … more

Underperforming? Energy Efficiency of HVAC Equipment Suffers Due to Poor Installation
Release Date: 11/07/2014

The push for more efficient air conditioners and heat pumps aims to trim the 30 percent share of residential electrical energy use devoted to … more

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

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