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Indoor air quality

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Publications

NIST Air Leakage Calculation Tools for Commercial Buildings

Author(s)
Lisa C. Ng, Shrestha Som, William S. Dols, Steven J. Emmerich
The Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that air leakage (or “infiltration”) through building envelopes accounted for 6 % of the total energy consumed by

Estimating Interzonal Leakage in a Net-Zero Energy House

Author(s)
Lisa C. Ng, Lindsey Kinser, Steven J. Emmerich, Andrew K. Persily
The Net Zero Energy Residential Test Facility (NZERTF) was constructed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to support the development

Software

LoopDA

LoopDA is a natural ventilation design tool developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Version 3.0 is an update to the original version 1

CONTAM

CONTAM is a multizone indoor air quality and ventilation analysis computer program designed to help you determine: (a) airflows: infiltration, exfiltration, and

Tools and Instruments

Indoor Air Quality Test House

In order to enable studies of a range of indoor air quality and ventilation issues, EL maintains a highly instrumented three-bedroom test house. Previous