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Standards for the Smart Grid, energy efficient lighting, photovoltaics, net-zero-energy buildings, software for "smart" building, these a few of the many NIST research areas related to energy use and conservation. The Institute develops the testing, measurements, and reference materials needed to ensure the quality of energy-related products and services and ensure fairness in the marketplace.

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Programs and Projects
5G Millimeter Wave Channel Model Alliance

There is an industry and research community need for accurately characterizing the mmWave bands above 6 GHz. While there are many groups currently … more

Smart Grid

While there is a clear need for communication networks supporting reliable information transfer between the various entities in the electric grid, … more

Embedded Intelligence in Buildings Program

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

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

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

Fault Detection and Diagnostics for Commercial Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems Project

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

Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy

Vibrationally-Resonant Sum Frequency Spectroscopy (VR-SFS): A nonlinear vibrational spectroscopy in which two colors of light, one in the visible … more

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

Software: EVAP-COND

EVAP-COND is a software package that contains NIST's simulation models for a finned-tube evaporator and condenser. The “tube-by-tube” modeling … more

Sustainable Manufacturing Indicator Repository (SMIR)

The Sustainable Manufacturing Indicator Repository (SMIR) aims to provide a centralized access to sustainability indicators to help companies … more

Exercise Control System

The Systems Integration Division's (SID) Manufacturing & Modeling Simulation Group (MSG) worked with San Francisco Communications to support … more


* Download Expect source from SourceForge * Download Expect binaries from ActiveState * Expect Homepage Expect is a tool for automating … more

Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Tool for Chem/Bio Protection of Buildings

The life-cycle cost analysis tool helps users make consistent comparisons of Chem/Bio protection strategies based on established economic … more

Timebase Correction Software

The Timebase Correction (TBC) software package , used with high-speed sampling oscilloscopes, can correct both random and systematic timebase … more

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