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Programs and Projects
Net-Zero Energy, High-Performance Buildings Program

The objective of the Net-Zero Energy, High-Performance Buildings Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science to move the … more

Metrics and Tools for Sustainable Building Project

Building stakeholders need practical metrics, tools, and data to support investment choices and policymaking related to sustainable building … more

Smart Grid Program

The objective of the Smart Grid Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science to enable integration of interoperable and secure … more

Sustainable, High Performance Infrastructure Materials Program

The objective of the Sustainable Engineered Materials Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science for sustainable materials … more

Service Life of Nano-Enabled Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites Project

This project will utilize chemical spectroscopy of stressed composites to quantify the magnitude and mode of stress transfer at the fiber-matrix … more

Early-Age Performance of Concrete Project

Successfully delivering the desired early-age performance of concrete, upon which long-term prediction of sustainable performance depends, … more

Instruments
Mobile Solar Tracker Facility

NIST's mobile solar tracking facility is used to characterize the electrical performance of photovoltaic panels. It incorporates meteorological … more

Building Integrated Photovoltaic Testbed

The long term performance of building integrated photovoltaic panels is measured "in-situ"using the Building Integrated Photovoltaic Testbed, … more

Micro-Combined Heat and Power Device Test Facility

NIST has developed a test facility for micro-combined heat and power (micro-CHP) devices to measure their performance over a range of different … more

The Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility

The Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility (NZERTF) is a unique laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in … more

Line Heat-Source Guarded Hot Plate

The 1-meter guarded hot-plate apparatus measures thermal conductivity of building insulation. This facility provides for absolute measurement of … more

Roof Photovoltaic Test Facility

In order to accurately predict the annual energy production of photovoltaic systems for any given geographical location, building orientation, and … more

Software
Software: BEES

The BEES ( B uilding for E nvironmental and E conomic S ustainability) software brings to your fingertips a powerful technique for selecting … more

Software: CONTAM

CONTAM is a multizone indoor air quality and ventilation analysis computer program designed to help you determine: (a) airflows: infiltration, … more

Software: EVAP-COND

EVAP-COND is a software package that contains NIST's simulation models for a finned-tube evaporator and condenser. EVAP-COND's help menu provides … more

Software: LoopDA

LoopDA is a natural ventilation design tool developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Version 3.0 is an update to the … more

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