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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
Affect of Partial Charge Calculation Method on Adsorption Thermodynamics

In classical molecular simulations, electrostatic contributions to the potential energy are typically accounted for by assigning partial charges … more

Cyber-Physical Systems for Global Cities Project

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) provide cities with a pathway to enhance and integrate key infrastructures and systems to dramatically improve … more

Cyber-Physical Systems Testbed Design Concepts Project

A key challenge to progress in cyber-physical systems (CPS) is the lack of robust platforms for experiment and testing, which NIST is addressing … more

Reference Architecture for Cyber-Physical Systems Project

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are smart systems that include engineered interacting networks of physical and computational components. CPS and … more

Cyber Physical Systems Program

Through new measurement science, advanced testbed capabilities, and community-based efforts, enable the scalable design and reproducible … more

Intelligent Building Agents Project

Achieving national goals of net zero energy buildings requires substantial reduction in the energy consumption of commercial building systems. … more

Instruments
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
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

Expect

* 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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