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A. Hunter Fanney (Assoc)

Dr. A. Hunter Fanney is a Senior Research Scientist in the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Fanney joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 1977. He initially lead a team that conducted experimental and analytical studies of solar water-heating systems. In 1984 he became leader of the Heat Transfer and Alternative Energy Systems Group. He was selected to lead NIST's Energy and Environment Division in 2007, a position he held until being appointed as a Senior Research Scientist in 2013.

Before joining NIST, Dr. Fanney worked as a research and development engineer at E.I. du Point de Nemours and Company. His duties included development, testing, and commercialization of equipment used in production of textile fibers, and development of innovative instrumentation.

Dr. Fanney is an American Society of Mechanical Engineer's Fellow, having served as Chairman of ASME's Solar Energy Division and a member of the ASME's Energy Resources Board. In addition to his ASME activities, Dr. Fanney is a member of ASHRAE, ASTM, Phi Tau Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma XI, and a Life Member of the American Solar Energy Society.

Dr. Fanney has received numerous ASME Best Paper Awards and the Building and Fire Research Laboratory's Communicator Award. He has been the recipient of two Department of Commerce Bronze Medals. He has authored over 60 technical papers and co-authored a chapter entitled "Technical and Economic Analysis of CFC-Blown Insulations and Substitutes for Residential and Commercial Construction." Dr. Fanney hold a patent for an innovative solar water heating system. In 1996 he received the Federal Laboratory's Consortium Excellence in Technology Transfer Award. Dr. Fanney was selected by the National Society of Professional Engineers as the Department of Commerce's "Engineer of the Year" in 1998 and received a Maryland Governor's Citation in 1999. Dr. Fanney was selected as the 2006 recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' (ASME) John I. Yellott Award for his contributions in the field of solar energy. In 2009, Dr. Fanney was recognized with a Department of Commerce Silver Medal for the development of appliance test procedures that forms the basis of the U.S. Appliance Energy Labeling Program.


Performance Data from the NIST Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility

William M. Healy, Arthur H. Fanney, Brian P. Dougherty, Lisa C. Ng, William V. Payne, Tania Ullah, Farhad Omar
Data were collected over two separate year-long test periods at the Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility, a laboratory that is designed to evaluate a

Heat pump concepts for nZEB – Technology developments, design tools and testing of heat pump systems for nZEB in the USA, Country report IEA HPT Annex 40 Task 2, Task 3 and Task 4 of the USA

William V. Payne, Arthur H. Fanney, William M. Healy, Joshua D. Kneifel, Tania Ullah, Farhad Omar, Steven T. Bushby, Brian P. Dougherty, Dustin G. Poppendieck, Lisa C. Ng
The IEA HPT Annex 40 "Heat pump concepts for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings" deals with the application of heat pumps as a core component of the HVAC system for
Created October 3, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022