Composites Corp. used NIST co-funding to develop
snap-and-build composite transmission towers
that last twice as long as steel.
courtesy Ebert Composites Corp.
building designs conserve energy and other resources,
while outperforming designs that are less Earth friendly.
NISTs contributions to green design include the
integration of heating and air conditioning controls
with fire, security, energy management, and other systems.
databases on refrigerant properties help manufacturers
find alternatives to chlorofluorocarbons, which damage
the environment. Other programs aim to lower emissions
of global warming gases by providing performance data
on solar energy panels and developing test methods to
gauge heat flow through thermal insulation materials.