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61. A Graphical Approach to Evaluating High-Performing Buildings:Indoor Air Quality, Energy, Water, and Waste
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 2/20/2014
Authors: Kevin Yale Teichman, Steven J Emmerich, Andrew Keith Persily
Abstract: In this paper, we describe and demonstrate a graphical approach to illustrating the performance of high-performing buildings. Our approach enables building designers, owners, operators, and occupants to evaluate the performance of a building as desig ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913899

62. An analysis of evacuation travel paths on stair landings by means of conditional probabilities
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 2/20/2014
Authors: Enrico Ronchi, Paul A Reneke, Erica D Kuligowski, Richard D Peacock
Abstract: This paper provides the analysis of a data-set about people movement on stair landings collected during an evacuation drill performed in a six-storey office building in the United States. The evacuation drill was filmed and occupant‰s behaviours on ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913591

63. IAQ 2013 Tools Topic Overview
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 2/20/2014
Authors: Steven J Emmerich, Larry Schoen
Abstract: The complex relationships between indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, coupled with the impacts of climate change, make it more important than ever before that buildings be comfortable and healthy for the occupants yet also energy efficient. ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914997

64. General Guidance on Emergency Communication Strategies for Buildings, 2nd Edition
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1827
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 2/14/2014
Authors: Erica D Kuligowski, Hidemi Omori
Abstract: When a building emergency occurs, it is not always sufficient to simply initiate alarm bells. Individuals may not know what the alarm bell means and as a result may respond inappropriately to its sound. Many buildings have installed mass notificat ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914701

65. Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, Version 1.0
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 2/12/2014
Author: Adam Sedgewick
Abstract: The national and economic security of the United States depends on the reliable functioning of critical infrastructure. Cybersecurity threats take advantage of the increased complexity and connectivity of critical infrastructure systems, placing the ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915385

66. Environmental Health in Low Energy Buildings Topic Overview
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 2/11/2014
Authors: Steven J Emmerich, Hal Levin
Abstract: Besides providing thermal comfort and acceptable indoor environmental quality (IEQ), the designers of buildings and other enclosed spaces are increasingly challenged to provide a healthy environment in an energy efficient manner. Increasing pressure ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915058

67. The IAQ and Energy Impacts of Reducing Formaldehyde Emissions in Commercial Building
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 2/11/2014
Authors: Lisa C Ng, Andrew Keith Persily, Steven J Emmerich, Kevin Yale Teichman
Abstract: Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in buildings are designed to provide thermally comfortable conditions and to maintain acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ). At the same time, the operating costs of HVAC systems are often a la ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913911

68. Composite Floor Systems under Column Loss: Collapse Resistance and Tie Force Requirements
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 2/4/2014
Author: Joseph A Main
Abstract: This paper presents a computational assessment of the performance of steel gravity framing systems with single-plate shear connections and composite floor slabs under column loss scenarios. The computational assessment uses a reduced modeling approac ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912975

69. Overpressure in the FAA Aerosol Can Test with Halon Replacements
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 1/15/2014
Author: Gregory T Linteris
Abstract: None
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915342

70. Development of Standard Reference Materials for Cement-Based Materials
Topic: Building and Fire Research
Published: 1/6/2014
Authors: Chiara F Ferraris, Nicos Martys, William L George
Abstract: Rotational rheometers are routinely used for homogeneous materials, but their usage for characterization of a granular fluid like concrete is a relatively new phenomenon. As measurements with rheometers can involve flow in a complex geometry, it is ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914802



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