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Hazards Shouldn’t Lead to Disasters: NIST Releases New Community Resilience Planning Guide
Release Date: 10/29/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today issued the Community Resilience … more

NIST Seeks Members for New Panel to Help Communities Become More Resilient
Release Date: 09/01/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks members for a new Community Resilience Panel, part of the institute’s effort to … more

Updating State Energy Codes for New Homes Would Deliver Significant National Savings
Release Date: 09/01/2015

If every state in the nation adopted up-to-date residential building energy efficiency codes—only 10 states have done so—the energy savings … more

At NIST Net-Zero Energy House, Energy Efficiency, Clean Air Are Compatible Goals
Release Date: 08/24/2015

You can breathe easy in the net-zero energy house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). After 15 months of monitoring, … more

NIST Taps Experts in Business Continuity, Network Disaster Recovery for Community Resilience Efforts
Release Date: 06/30/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has named experts in business continuity planning and the post-disaster recovery of … more

Research Roadmap Traces the Path to ‘Smart’ Fire Fighting
Release Date: 06/18/2015

Interconnected technologies can help to reduce nation's fire toll   When responding to the more than 1.2 million blazes reported annually, the … more

Go Figure: What is the Most Efficient Design for New Single-Family Home?
Release Date: 05/06/2015

What is the optimal energy efficiency design for a new single-family house? Two economists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

NIST Seeks Community Input on Disaster Resilience Planning Guide
Release Date: 04/28/2015

Guest blog post by Willie May, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Acting NIST Director. When disaster strikes, … more

Why Firefighters Get Steam Burns: Exploratory Study Underway
Release Date: 04/27/2015

The humidity test chamber used in the experiments. Fabric swatches are bolted to a sample box which houses a humidity and temperature sensor, and … more

NIST Releases Draft Community Resilience Planning Guide for Public Review
Release Date: 04/27/2015

Remarks by Dr. Willie E. May, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Acting NIST Director, at the Launch of the NIST … more

NIST Makes 'Bio Inspired' Flame Retardants in a Jiffy
Release Date: 04/14/2015

After devising several new and promising "green" flame retardants for furniture padding, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

NIST to Launch Review of Resilience Planning Guide at Houston Workshop, April 27, 2015
Release Date: 04/14/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)will issue the full draft of its Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and … more

New Publications Scope Future Research, Detail Design and Operation of NIST's Net-Zero Energy House
Release Date: 03/27/2015

The NIST Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility in Gaithersburg, Md. Credit: Healthy Indoors Magazine/IAQ.net The National Institute of … more

NIST Names Two to Earthquake Advisory Board
Release Date: 03/16/2015

A public health expert and a sociologist have been appointed by Willie May, acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and … more

NIST Awards $20 Million for Research Center to Help Communities Increase Resilience to Disaster
Release Date: 02/19/2015

San Diego—The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that it has awarded a $20 … more

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