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Energy and Environment Division Groups

Heat Transfer and Alternative Energy Systems Group

Mission: To promote innovation and competitiveness in the alternative energy and energy efficiency sector by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology related to energy utilization in buildings.

HVAC&R Equipment Performance Group

The HVAC&R Equipment Performance Group expands the scientific knowledge of air-conditioning, heat pumping, and refrigeration technology. The Group's focus is to improve the energy efficiency of HVAC&R equipment, which is the predominant end-user of energy in buildings. The research activities

Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Group

The Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Group develops computer simulation programs and measurement procedures and applies them to better understand the phenomena of air and contaminant transport in buildings and to support industry efforts to improve environmental conditions in buildings in a cost

Mechanical Systems and Controls Group

Improves and lowers the cost of building services by fostering the development and use of more intelligent, integrated, and optimized building mechanical systems and controls; develops simulation and emulation tools, fault detection and diagnostic procedures, and performance evaluation techniques

NIST Multizone Modeling

The use of multizone modeling in more practical applications is increasing. Along with building research, multizone modeling can be applied to areas of building design and operation.