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NIST Test House Exceeds Goal; Ends Year with Energy to Spare
Release Date: 07/01/2014

The net-zero energy test house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C., not only … more

Countdown to Net Zero: NIST Test House Pursues Energy Surplus in Final Month
Release Date: 06/02/2014

Heading into the final stretch of a year-long trial run, the experimental net-zero energy house at the National Institute of Standards and … more

World Metrology Day 2014: Measurements and the Global Energy Challenge
Release Date: 05/19/2014

The theme of this year's World Metrology Day, " Measurements and the Global Energy Challenge ," speaks to one of the defining issues of our time. … more

LED Lifetime Measurements
Release Date: 08/15/2013

Yuqin Zong works on the test chamber within which 480 LEDs more

States Realize Big Benefits by Keeping Current with Energy Standards for Buildings
Release Date: 02/06/2013

States that have not adopted the latest energy-efficiency standard for commercial buildings are foregoing an average reduction of almost 10 … more

Novel Filter Material Could Cut Natural Gas Refining Costs
Release Date: 03/29/2012

Measurements taken by a team including National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists show that a newly devised material has the … more

NIST Announces Funding Opportunity to Increase Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings
Release Date: 02/16/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) and the Department of Energy have … more

Government Issues Building Energy and Water Submetering Report
Release Date: 11/08/2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A new interagency report recommends systematic consideration of new metering technologies that can yield up-to-date, finely … more

New Report Urges More Detailed Utility Metering to Improve Building Efficiency
Release Date: 11/08/2011

A new interagency report recommends systematic consideration of new metering technologies, called submetering, that can yield up-to-date, finely … more

NIST Contributions to Smart Grid Highlighted in White House Report, Event
Release Date: 06/13/2011

A new White House policy document released today* highlights strategic roles that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plays … more

Smart Grid Panel Agrees on Standards for Wireless Communication, Meter Upgrades
Release Date: 04/26/2011

The governing board of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) has voted in favor of a new standard and a set of guidelines important for … more

The Heat Is On: NIST Zeroes In On Energy Consumption of Ice Makers
Release Date: 04/12/2011

In tests of four different types of new refrigerators, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers found that ice makers … more

Ground Broken for New Green Technology and Fire Safety Facilities
Release Date: 03/30/2011

On March 25, 2011, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a groundbreaking ceremony at its Gaithersburg, Md., campus for … more

NVLAP Recognized by ENERGY STAR
Release Date: 12/08/2010

ENERGY STAR, a program of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) to promote energy efficiency, has recognized … more

NIST 'Vision Science Facility' Aims for Lighting Revolution
Release Date: 09/28/2010

Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, have become popular with backpackers and cyclists who mount them on headbands for a reliable, hands-free source of … more

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