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High Performance Buildings Programs & Projects

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Assessment of High-Temperature and Innovative Insulation Thermal Performance Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

The use of thermal insulation is a primary approach to reducing heating and cooling loads in buildings, which account for 42 % (i) and 24 % (i) of … more

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Transport Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

The capabilities of the NIST National Fire Research Laboratory (NFRL) will be extended to provide a test bed for performance evaluation of … more

Contaminant Control in High-Performance Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

Net-zero energy strategies have the potential to significantly impact the indoor air quality of buildings. This project is designed to better … more

Chemical, Structural, and Kinetic Measurement Technologies for Cementitious Materials Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

The unceasing quest for more durable, more environmentally friendly, and less expensive construction materials is compelling the concrete industry … more

Net-Zero Energy, High-Performance Buildings Program
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

To develop and deploy advances in measurement science to move the nation toward net-zero energy, high-performance buildings while maintaining a … more

NIST Accelerated Weathering Laboratory: Metrology and Operations Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

Accurate prediction of the time to failure (service life) for polymeric materials is needed to support precise life cycle costs and sustainability … more

Measurement Science Tools for Accelerated Weathering of Polymers Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

There is pressure on U.S. industry to develop innovative solutions to meet increasing customer and regulatory demands for sustainable manfactured … more

Measurement Science to Assure the Performance of Innovative Concretes Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

The concrete industry has developed strategies for making innovative concrete,  which is defined as a sustainable concrete that uses less … more

Properties of Sustainable Fresh Concrete Project
Last Updated Date: 01/19/2016

The construction industry is becoming increasing reliant on pumping for the placement of concrete; thus, implying that a concrete  must have the … more

Measuring Performance of Net-Zero Energy Homes Project
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

Develop the measurement science necessary to evaluate various technological approaches to achieve net-zero energy buildings through the … more

Space-Conditioning Options for Energy-Efficient Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

Develop and deploy the measurement science to support the development and implementation of the most efficient and cost effective … more

Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Low-Energy Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

To enable energy savings in buildings through advanced sensing technologies and approaches by developing testbeds to evaluate energy monitoring … more

Metrics and Tools for Sustainable Building Project
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

Building stakeholders need practical metrics, tools, and data to support investment choices and policymaking related to sustainable building … more

Service Life of Nano-Enabled Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites Project
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

This project will utilize chemical spectroscopy of stressed composites to quantify the magnitude and mode of stress transfer at the fiber-matrix … more

Energy Measurements for Existing Residential Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2014

According to the most recent national census data, the median year in which owner-occupied homes were built in the U.S. is 1976 1 . Furthermore, … more

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