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Wide-area Monitoring and Control of Smart Grid
Last Updated Date: 04/29/2013

Without ubiquitous, accurate, and reliable real-time sensors, the electric grid will not have the resiliency, efficiency, and capacity to manage … more

Contaminant Control in High-Performance Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 01/15/2013

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

Embedded Intelligence in Buildings Program
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2013

The objective of the Embedded Intelligence in Buildings Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science that will improve building … more

Sustainable, High Performance Infrastructure Materials Program
Last Updated Date: 01/02/2013

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
Last Updated Date: 01/02/2013

This project will develop measurement science to support the development of industry consensus standards for service life prediction of … more

Early-Age Performance of Concrete Project
Last Updated Date: 12/31/2012

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

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Transport Project
Last Updated Date: 12/27/2012

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

Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Low-Energy Buildings Project
Last Updated Date: 12/27/2012

NIST is developing tools and metrics to both reduce the building heating and cooling loads associated with ventilation and infiltration and to … more

Measurement Techniques for Advanced Insulation Project
Last Updated Date: 12/27/2012

The use of thermal insulation in building and equipment enclosures is a primary approach to reducing heating and cooling loads in buildings, which … more

Whole Building Energy Modeling and Measurements Project
Last Updated Date: 12/27/2012

Residential buildings use approximately 22% of the total energy consumed in the U.S. The objective of this project is to increase the energy … more

Performance Measurements of Photovoltaics and Distributed Generation Systems Project
Last Updated Date: 12/27/2012

Distributed generation, especially as provided by renewable sources like solar photovoltaics (PV), is required to achieve net-zero energy … more

Measuring Performance of Net-Zero Energy Homes Project
Last Updated Date: 12/27/2012

Uncertainty in the realized performance of green buildings is a barrier to increased adoption and investment in energy efficienct and … more

Design and In-Situ Performance of Vapor Compression Systems Project
Last Updated Date: 12/27/2012

Space-conditioning equipment in buildings accounts for 37% of the Nation’s primary energy consumption in buildings and 15% of the Nation’s overall … more

Novel Working Fluids for High-Efficiency HVAC&R Equipment Project
Last Updated Date: 12/27/2012

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

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