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NIST Green Building Program.

pdf icon NIST Green Building Program. (691 K)
Hill, J. E.

NIST SP 863; June 1994.

National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). U.S. Green Building Conference, 1994. February 16-17, 1994, Gaithersburg, MD, Fanney, A. H.; Whitter, K. M.; Traugott, A. E.; Simon, L. N., Editor(s)(s), 42-54 pp, 1994.

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Government Printing Office
Order number: PB94-206364


building technology; construction; environment


For over 2 decades, NIST has been involved in energy conservation programs. NIST's current programs broadly span the areas from waste minimization to air, soil, water, indoor air quality, ozone depletion, and global warming. The latest endeavor NIST is undertaking is the "Green Building Program" in which NIST is at the forefront of designing buildings using environmentally safe materials. NIST's program has two components. The laboratory based activities involve NIST staff working directly with manufacturers and designers to develop technologies conducive to energy efficiency. The second component, demonstration buildings, includes environmentally safe buildings which are monuments to green technologies. These buildings not only demonstrate cost effectiveness and evaluate green technologies, they also identify new technologies needed to develop an effective green building.