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Robust Structural Systems for Disproportionate Collapse Mitigation
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

In the context of codes and standards for structural design, the term robustness has been used to indicate the ability of a structural system to … more

National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

This project provides leadership of windstorm and coastal inundation impact reduction R&D activities within the Engineering Laboratory. NIST … more

Implementation of Joplin Tornado Recommendations Project
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

In March, 2014, NIST completed its investigation of the 2011 Joplin tornado and issued a final report (Final Report, NIST Technical Investigation … more

Disaster and Failure Studies Project
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

Extreme events test buildings and infrastructure in ways and on a scale that cannot be easily replicated in a laboratory – buildings and … more

Embedded Intelligence in Buildings Program
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

To develop and deploy advances in measurement science that will improve building operations to achieve energy efficiency, occupant comfort, and … more

Fault Detection and Diagnosis for Air-Conditioners and Heat Pumps Project
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

Develop fault detection and diagnostic (FDD) methods to ensure air conditioners (ACs) and heat pumps (HPs) perform as designed throughout their … more

Commissioning Building Systems for Improved Energy Performance Project
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

To develop the measurement science for industry standards that will enable interconnection of home and building automation and control systems … more

Smart Building Automation and Control Testbed and Standards Project
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

Better information about the practical implications of integrating historically separate building automation systems and improved industry … more

Fault Detection and Diagnostics for Commercial Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems Project
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

To improve the operating efficiency of commercial heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems by 10% to 30% through development and … more

Intelligent Building Agents Project
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

To demonstrate the feasibility of intelligent agent control techniques for reducing energy consumption in commercial buildings by optimizing the … more

Low-GWP Refrigerants for High-Efficiency HVAC&R Equipment Project
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

To develop heat transfer, system performance information, and burning velocity behavior of low-GWP refrigerants, which will assist in the … more

Net-Zero Energy, High-Performance Buildings Program
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

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

Structural Performance for Multi-hazards Program
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

To develop and deploy advances in measurement science to enhance the resilience of buildings and infrastructure to natural and manmade hazards. more

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Transport Project
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

Create a well-characterized highly accurate reference measurement system at near industrial scale to serve as a test bed for carbon dioxide gas … more

Contaminant Control in High-Performance Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

To develop test methods, reference materials, and control strategies to ensure low contaminant levels in low-energy buildings, and to enable their … more

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