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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

NIST/Industry Developed Temperature Tracking Device for Packages May Have Climate Metrology Applications
Release Date: 06/07/2011

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers are working to reduce the uncertainty associated with climate-change … more

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

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