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New Software Tool Helps Evaluate Natural Cooling Options for Buildings
Release Date: 05/24/2011

A new, free software tool from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) could prove to be a breath of fresh air for architects … more

Ground Broken for New Green Technology and Fire Safety Facilities
Release Date: 03/30/2011

On March 25, 2011, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a groundbreaking ceremony at its Gaithersburg, Md., campus for … more

New Tool Debuts for Measuring Indoor Air Pollutants
Release Date: 03/15/2011

A promising new approach for checking the accuracy of measurements of hazardous indoor air pollutants may soon be ready for prime time, report … more

For Safer Emergencies, Give Your Power Generator Some Space
Release Date: 10/06/2009

To subdue the steaming heat of hurricanes or to thaw out during a blizzard, gasoline-powered, portable generators are a lifeline during weather … more

Green Buildings: A Net-Zero Energy Research Agenda
Release Date: 10/28/2008

Buildings in the United States account for more than 40 percent of the nation's total energy consumption, and that is just one of their impacts on … more

Energy Upgrades Pay Off for Taxpayers and Feds
Release Date: 03/05/2008

Buildings account for 40 percent of the energy consumed within the United States and a similar percentage of carbon dioxide emissions. National … more

Enhanced Air Quality Modeling Software Available
Release Date: 11/22/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently announced that an enhanced version of its CONTAM indoor air quality modeling … more

Improved Rating for Residential Fuel Cells
Release Date: 06/22/2006

A new performance rating system for residential fuel cells developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can help … more

Simulations Predict Savings From More Airtight Buildings
Release Date: 10/07/2005

U.S. commercial building owners could save substantially on annual heating and cooling energy costs by improving airtightness of their buildings' … more

NIST to Postpone April 22 Meeting in New York on World Trade Center Investigation
Release Date: 04/15/2002

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is postponing a public meeting scheduled for April 22, 2002, in … more

Industry-Government Partnership Funds New Energy-Saving and Building Technologies
Release Date: 06/23/2000

The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Commerce today announced grants totaling nearly $1.1 million for six … more

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