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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

Properties of Sustainable Fresh Concrete Project
Last Updated Date: 01/19/2016

The construction industry is becoming increasing reliant on pumping for the placement of concrete; thus, implying that a concrete  must have the … more

Enhanced Effectiveness of Fire Fighting Tactics Project
Last Updated Date: 01/15/2016

Firefighting is hazardous. In 2011, the fire departments in the United States responded to more than 484,500 [1] structure fires. These fires … more

Improving WUI Community Fire Protection- Fire Resistant Building Design and Materials Project
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

The Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) is defined as the location where structures and communities meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland. In … more

Reduced Ignition of Building Components in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires Project
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

Over 46 million homes in 70,000 communities are at risk of Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires, which has destroyed an average of 3000 structures … more

Fire Grants and Cooperative Agreements Project
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2016

Fire Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements support extramural work to reduce the total burden of fire on the U.S. economy, which is estimated … more

Measuring Performance of Net-Zero Energy Homes Project
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

Develop the measurement science necessary to evaluate various technological approaches to achieve net-zero energy buildings through the … more

Space-Conditioning Options for Energy-Efficient Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2016

Develop and deploy the measurement science to support the development and implementation of the most efficient and cost effective … more

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