Navigation Links
Home sweet lab: Computerized house to generate as much energy as it uses
Date:9/13/2012

In a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 12, 2012, the U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) unveiled a new laboratory designed to demonstrate that a typical-looking suburban home for a family of four can generate as much energy as it uses in a year. Following an initial year-long experiment, the facility will be used to improve test methods for energy-efficient technologies and develop cost-effective design standards for energy-efficient homes that could reduce overall energy consumption and harmful pollution, and save families money on their monthly utility bills.

The unique facility looks and behaves like an actual house, and has been built to U.S. Green Building Council LEED Platinum standardsthe highest standard for sustainable structures. The two-story, four-bedroom, three-bath Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility incorporates energy-efficient construction and appliances, as well as energy-generating technologies such as solar water heating and solar photovoltaic systems.

"Results from this lab will show if net-zero home design and technologies are ready for a neighborhood near you," said Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director Patrick Gallagher. "It will also allow development of new design standards and test methods for emerging energy-efficient technologies and, we hope, speed their adoption."

Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which included green technologies among its priorities, the facility was built almost entirely with U.S.-made materials and equipment. Through its Building America effort, the Department of Energy (DOE) provided architectural design, training and management support for this project. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Kathleen Hogan represented DOE during the ribbon-cutting.

For the first year of its operation, the lab will be used to demonstrate net-zero energy usage. N
'/>"/>

Contact: Jennifer Huergo
jennifer.huergo@nist.gov
301-975-6343
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Sweet Success for Hosmac India Pvt. Ltd. at ET NOW-IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2011
2. Sundberg Kicks Off National Expansion With Openings of New Headquarters, Logistically Centric Mega Warehouses
3. White House S&T advisor the Honorable Dr. John Holdren tours Naval Research Laboratory
4. West Wireless Health Institute Applauds House Passage of Bill to Streamline FDA Medical Device Approval Process, Expedite Mobile Medical App Guidance
5. Labcon Attends White House Business Council Forum on American Manufacturing Competitiveness
6. How the alphabet of data processing is growing: Research team generates flying qubits
7. Chronic Hepatic Diseases Generate High Costs to Europe
8. A light wave of innovation to advance solar energy
9. Drexel expert: Efficiency metrics for energy storage devices need standardization
10. Nucleic Acids Research Journal Publishes Sapphire Energy Peer-Reviewed Research Paper on a Chloroplast Genome From Green Algae
11. Discovery of a dark state could mean a brighter future for solar energy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Home sweet lab: Computerized house to generate as much energy as it uses
(Date:7/28/2014)... Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 ... with two researchers to further develop potential treatments for ... brain tumor, in combination with their patented vaccine platform, ... and Duke University, are based on the work of ... of Neurosurgery at The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 28, 2014 It’s a hard truth: Nearly ... to further their post-secondary education are failing to obtain a ... this year. And according to an analysis by The ... veteran students’ uninformed choice of college majors, which leads to ... the study: Some 51.7 percent of post-9/11 veterans using ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... COLLEGE STATION, Texas , July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... will be a 177-key, 4-star boutique hotel in the heart ... , Texas.  Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140725/130455 ... the first hotel within ATLAS , The ... mixture of standard rooms and suites, a sleek restaurant and bar, ...
(Date:7/26/2014)... (PRWEB) July 26, 2014 Canada ... key market data on the Canada Endoscopy Visualization ... of US dollars, volume (in units) and average ... High-End Endoscopy Visualization Systems, Mid-Range Endoscopy Visualization Systems ... Report at http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis/213254 . , The report ...
Breaking Biology Technology:String of Collaborations Launch Immunomic Therapeutics’ Brain Tumor Program Pipeline 2String of Collaborations Launch Immunomic Therapeutics’ Brain Tumor Program Pipeline 3String of Collaborations Launch Immunomic Therapeutics’ Brain Tumor Program Pipeline 4Resume Place: To Choose the Best College Majors, Veterans Need Early Career Counseling, Data Shows 2Resume Place: To Choose the Best College Majors, Veterans Need Early Career Counseling, Data Shows 3Resume Place: To Choose the Best College Majors, Veterans Need Early Career Counseling, Data Shows 4Texas' Biocorridor Announces the Atlas Hotel, Centerpiece of Mixed Use Community for Biotech Industry 2Texas' Biocorridor Announces the Atlas Hotel, Centerpiece of Mixed Use Community for Biotech Industry 3Texas' Biocorridor Announces the Atlas Hotel, Centerpiece of Mixed Use Community for Biotech Industry 4Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 2Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 3Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 4Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 5
... 1938 to the impact of the Krakatoa eruption of 1883, ... of extreme weather. Now an international team of climatologists have ... 1871 to the present day, and from the earth,s surface ... Reanalysis Project, outlined in the Quarterly Journal of the ...
... done and now they,ve done it. What,s more, they did ... U.S. Department of Energy (DOE),s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley ... the first experimental demonstration of GRIN for gradient index ... a wide range of exotic optics, including superfast computers based ...
... Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN ) today announced that it ... results on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 after the close of ... conference call with the investment community at 2:00 p.m. Pacific ... Sharer, chairman and chief executive officer, and other members of ...
Cached Biology Technology:The 20th Century Reanalysis Project: A time machine for climate scientists 2The 20th Century Reanalysis Project: A time machine for climate scientists 3GRIN plasmonics 2GRIN plasmonics 3GRIN plasmonics 4Amgen Announces Webcast of 2010 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results 2
(Date:7/28/2014)... of people in the United States have a circulatory ... can be painful and may even require surgery in ... muscle wasting and, in turn, limb amputation. , At ... (UTHealth) Medical School, scientists tested a non-surgical preventative treatment ... was associated with increased blood circulation. Their proof-of-concept ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... at Yale School of Medicine have pinpointed a mechanism in ... levels in the blood, linking it to both type 1 ... July 28 issue of Proceedings of the National Academies ... endopeptidase enzyme located in a part of the hypothalamus ... steps in motion that control glucose levels in the blood," ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Eight of the top 10 U.S. cities that have ... public inconveniences as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains ... a new NOAA technical report. , This nuisance flooding, ... three U.S. coasts, between 300 and 925 percent since ... Nuisance Flood Frequency Changes around the United States, also ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Scientists discover genetic switch that can prevent peripheral vascular disease in mice 2Glucose 'control switch' in the brain key to both types of diabetes 2NOAA: 'Nuisance flooding' an increasing problem as coastal sea levels rise 2NOAA: 'Nuisance flooding' an increasing problem as coastal sea levels rise 3
... be tough, but scientists have found a Yellowstone National ... simple one-celled algae called Cyanidioschyzon -- thrives ... occurs naturally around hot springs, said Tim McDermott, professor ... at Montana State University. Cyanidioschyzon could ...
... is a commonly used indicator organism for detecting the ... of E. coli as an indicator organism has ... this important microorganism in groundwater environments. Commonly only a single ... studies, yet research has shown that a significant amount of ...
... March 6, 2009 -- As the first plant life ... earth, bryophytes offer a unique opportunity for researchers to ... three varieties of bryophites (liverworts, hornworts, and mosses) have ... local environments, but with the recent effects of climate ...
Cached Biology News:Montana State team finds Yellowstone alga that detoxifies arsenic 2Montana State team finds Yellowstone alga that detoxifies arsenic 3Transport behavior of E. coli varies depending on manure source 2How increased UV exposure impacts plants 2
... use spatulas have been designed to save ... for those interested in eliminating the recycling ... spatula is individually packaged, RNase/DNase free, non-pyrogenic ... a new product number, created to easily ...
... been designed to save time and provide ... in eliminating the recycling and resterilizing necessary ... packaged, RNase/DNase free, non-pyrogenic and antistatic. Linkage: ... number, created to easily match Cornings product ...
... spatulas have been designed to save time ... those interested in eliminating the recycling and ... is individually packaged, RNase/DNase free, non-pyrogenic and ... new product number, created to easily match ...
... a base medium for preparation of minimal and ... but does not contain amino acids. Both bulk ... pouch contains reagents to prepare 500 ml of ... of 10X YNB for S. cerevisiae media. Store ...
Biology Products: