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51. Cost-effectiveness, Carbon Emissions, and Carbon Tax Implications of Energy Efficiency Measures in New Commercial Buildings.
Topic: High Performance Buildings
Published: 11/1/2009
Authors: Joshua D Kneifel, Barbara C. Lippiatt
Abstract: Building energy efficiency has become a top priority due to the recent energy price spikes and increasing concern regarding climate change. New buildings are the easiest and least costly in which to increase energy efficiency, making new construction ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=902101

52. REFLEAK: NIST Leak/Recharge Simulation Program for Refrigerant Mixtures Version 3.2
Series: Natl Std. Ref. Data Series (NIST NSRDS)
Topic: High Performance Buildings
Published: 10/16/2009
Authors: David Didion, Min S. Kim, Piotr A Domanski
Abstract: REFLEAK simulates leak and recharge processes for refrigerant zeotropic mixtures, and estimates composition changes for vapor and liquid under either isothermal or adiabatic leak conditions. Calculated vapor and liquid compositions are displayed in a ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=900927

53. Particle Image Velocimetry Measurements and CFD-Based Predictions of Air Distribution at Evaporator Inlet and Outlet
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1651
Topic: High Performance Buildings
Published: 10/5/2009
Authors: David A Yashar, Piotr A Domanski
Abstract: We examined the air flow distribution through a residential indoor air conditioning heat exchanger. The test heat exchanger was a finned tube, A-shaped coil outfitted with a condensation collection pan required for a horizontal installation configura ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=903644

54. Condensed Matter Astrophysics A Prescription for Determining the Species-Specific Composition and Quantity of Interstellar Dust using X-rays
Topic: High Performance Buildings
Published: 9/10/2009
Authors: Bruce D Ravel, Julia C. Lee, Jingen Xiang, Jeffrey Kortright, Kathryn Flanagan
Abstract: We present a new technique for determining the quantity and composition of dust in astrophysical environments using < 6 keV X-rays. We argue that high resolution X-ray spectra as enabled by the Chandra and XMM-Newton gratings should be considered ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=903572

55. Assessing the Measurement Uncertainty of Thermophysical Properties
Topic: High Performance Buildings
Published: 9/2/2009
Author: Robert R Zarr
Abstract: A generalized approach for the expression of measurement uncertainty consistent with current international practice is presented. The approach is applicable to all kinds of quantitative measurements including measurements of thermophysical propertie ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=902139

56. Soft X-ray Characterization Technique for Li Batteries under Operating Conditions
Topic: High Performance Buildings
Published: 9/1/2009
Authors: Daniel A Fischer, Cole Petersburg, Robert Daniel, Cherno Jaye, Faisal Alamgir
Abstract: O K edge and Co L edge near edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) was used to examine the cathode of an intact solid-state lithium ion battery. The novel technique allowed for the simultaneous acquisition of partial electron yield and fluores ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=902383

57. Glassy Carbon as an Absolute Intensity Calibration Standard for Small Angle Scattering
Topic: High Performance Buildings
Published: 8/19/2009
Authors: Andrew John Allen, Jan Ilavsky, Fan Zhang, Gabrielle G Long, Pete R. Jemian
Abstract: Absolute calibration of small-angle scattering (SAS) intensity data (in units of differential cross-section per unit sample volume per unit solid angle) is essential for many important aspects of quantitative SAS analysis, such as obtaining the numbe ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=901709

58. Blow-Down Tests Confirm Accurate Critical Flow Venturi Measurements During Transients
Topic: High Performance Buildings
Published: 8/14/2009
Author: John D Wright
Abstract: Critical flow venturis (CFVs) can be used to measure flow under transient pressure, temperature, and flow conditions with k=2 uncertainties of 0.4 % or less. Blow-down tests transferred 630 g of nitrogen during a 100 s interval from an unregulated cy ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=903281

59. Comparison of Five Natural Gas Equations of State Used for Flow and Energy Measurement
Topic: High Performance Buildings
Published: 8/14/2009
Authors: Aaron N Johnson, William Johansen
Abstract: Measurements of the flow and the energy content of natural gas rely on equations of state to compute four thermodynamic properties: 1) compressibility factor; 2) critical flow factor; 3) speed of sound; and 4)isentropic exponent. We compare these com ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=903432

60. Dynamic Gravitational Standard for Liquid Flow: Model and Measurements
Topic: High Performance Buildings
Published: 8/14/2009
Authors: Iosif I Shinder, Michael R Moldover
Abstract: We report progress in testing a dynamic gravimetric standard using both steady and unsteady water flows. For steady flows in the range 10 kg/s to 60 kg/s, the difference between the dynamic standard and NIST s static primary standard was 0.015 % wit ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=903358



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