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1. Improving infiltration modeling in commercial building energy models
Published: 5/15/2015
Authors: Lisa C Ng, Andrew Keith Persily, Steven J Emmerich
Abstract: As building envelope performance and HVAC equipment efficiencies are increasingly improved to reduce building energy use, a greater percentage of the total energy loss of a building can occur through envelope leakage. Although the energy impacts of u ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917135

2. Indoor Air Quality in High-Performing Building Case Studies: Got Data?
Published: 5/12/2015
Authors: Kevin Yale Teichman, Andrew Keith Persily, Steven J Emmerich
Abstract: In this paper, we review how indoor air quality (IAQ) has been addressed in case studies of high-performing buildings (HPBs), specifically the case studies described in ASHRAE‰s ,High Performing BuildingsŠ magazine. We find that nearly all of the re ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916477

3. CONTAM To EnergyPlus Infiltration Features of the CONTAM Results Export Tool
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1873
Published: 3/30/2015
Authors: Brian J Polidoro, Lisa C Ng, William S Dols, Steven J Emmerich, Andrew Keith Persily
Abstract: As building envelope performance and HVAC equipment efficiencies continue to be improved to reduce building energy use, a greater percentage of the total energy loss of a building can occur through envelope leakage. Although the energy impacts of ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917562

4. Characterizing Indoor Air- Quality Performance Using a Graphical Approach
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1868
Published: 3/3/2015
Authors: Kevin Yale Teichman, Cynthia H. Reed, Steven J Emmerich
Abstract: In this paper, we describe and demonstrate a graphical approach to illustrating the indoor air quality (IAQ) performance of high-performing buildings. We start by describing previous efforts to establish IAQ and indoor environmental quality (I ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912929

5. HVACR Editorial for IAQ 2013 Special Issue
Published: 1/23/2015
Authors: Hal Levin, Steven J Emmerich
Abstract: The papers in this issue were selected from presentations made at the ASHRAE IAQ 2013: Environmental Health in Low Energy Buildings conference held in Vancouver Canada in October 2013. The conference was held specifically to review the state of knowl ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917460

6. Carbon Monoxide Generation, Dispersion and Exposure from Indoor Operation of Gasoline-powered Electric Generators under Actual Weather Conditions
Published: 12/11/2014
Authors: Wang Liangzhu, Steven J Emmerich, Andrew Keith Persily, Cheng-Chun Lin
Abstract: Gasoline-powered electric generators are widely used during power outages, for example during the U.S. hurricane season. Based on currently available data, about ninety-seven percent of generator-related carbon monoxide (CO) fatalities were associate ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=904869

7. Study of the Impact of Operation Distance of Outdoor Portable Generators under Different Weather Conditions
Published: 11/13/2014
Authors: Leon Wang, Steven J Emmerich, Cheng-Chun Lin
Abstract: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that up to half of non-fatal monoxide (CO) poisoning incidents during the hurricane seasons in 2004 and 2005 involved generators operated outdoors but within seven feet of the hom ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910891

8. Carbon Monoxide Exposure from Portable Generators
Published: 10/28/2014
Authors: Steven J Emmerich, Andrew Keith Persily, Liangzhu Wang
Abstract: Serious concerns exist about the hazard of acute residential carbon monoxide (CO) exposures from portable gasoline-powered generators, which can result in death or serious adverse health effects. As of April 23, 2013 and as shown in Figure 1, the U.S ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916491

9. Development of a Test Method to Determine Carbon Monoxide Emission Rates from Portable Generators
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1834
Published: 10/28/2014
Authors: Steven J Emmerich, Andrew Keith Persily
Abstract: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff is considering developing a performance standard to address the hazard of acute residential carbon monoxide (CO) exposures from portable gasoline engine-powered generators that result in death ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916137

10. Carbon Monoxide Exposure Analyses in Support of Emission Rate Limits for Portable Generators
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1846
Published: 10/20/2014
Authors: Andrew Keith Persily, Steven J Emmerich, Brian J Polidoro
Abstract: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and others are concerned about the hazard of acute residential carbon monoxide (CO) exposures from portable gasoline-powered generators, which can result in death or serious adverse health effects in ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916494



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