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Measurement Science for Service Life Prediction of Polymers Used in Photovoltaic Systems Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

To develop and implement measurement science for predicting the lifetime of polymeric components utilized in photovoltaic applications.

Low-GWP Refrigerants for High-Efficiency HVAC&R Equipment Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

Concerns over global warming and ozone depletion will limit or phase out several refrigerants currently used in commercial and residential cooling … more

Electrical Performance Measurements of Solar Photovoltaic Cells and Arrays Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

To achieve net-zero energy buildings, renewable energy generation is required to meet the energy demands remaining after load reduction and … more

Assessment of High-Temperature and Innovative Insulation Thermal Performance Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

The use of thermal insulation is a primary approach to reducing heating and cooling loads in buildings, which account for 42 % (i) and 24 % (i) of … more

Flammability Metrics for New Low-GWP Refrigerants Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

Objective - To develop the capability to measure and predict the burning velocity of mixtures of low-GWP refrigerants to allow the ranking of the … more

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Transport Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

The capabilities of the NIST National Fire Research Laboratory (NFRL) will be extended to provide a test bed for performance evaluation of … more

Contaminant Control in High-Performance Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

Net-zero energy strategies have the potential to significantly impact the indoor air quality of buildings. This project is designed to better … more

Chemical, Structural, and Kinetic Measurement Technologies for Cementitious Materials Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

The unceasing quest for more durable, more environmentally friendly, and less expensive construction materials is compelling the concrete industry … more

Net-Zero Energy, High-Performance Buildings Program
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

To develop and deploy advances in measurement science to move the nation toward net-zero energy, high-performance buildings while maintaining a … more

Advanced Sensing Systems for Building Energy Monitoring Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

Advances in sensing technologies through miniaturization of sensors, wireless communications, and the integration of sensors with microprocessing … more

NIST Accelerated Weathering Laboratory: Metrology and Operations Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

Accurate prediction of the time to failure (service life) for polymeric materials is needed to support precise life cycle costs and sustainability … more

Measurement Science Tools for Accelerated Weathering of Polymers Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

There is pressure on U.S. industry to develop innovative solutions to meet increasing customer and regulatory demands for sustainable manfactured … more

Measurement Science to Assure the Performance of Innovative Concretes Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

The concrete industry has developed strategies for making innovative concrete,  which is defined as a sustainable concrete that uses less … more

Sustainable, High Performance Infrastructure Materials Program
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

To develop and deploy measurement science tools that enable the manufacturing, construction, and transportation industries to reliably assess the … more

Assuring Performance of Infrastructure Repair Materials Project
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2016

In spite of advances in materials and construction technologies, our nation's civil infrastructure remains in a state of serious decay. The 2013 … more

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