Green Buildings
Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Date: 4/1/94    Record No.: 10071
Contact: Jim Hill, 301-975-5851

Green Buildings
With funding specifically mandated by Congress, the Green Buildings program may turn into something like the intelligent buildings program, with manufacturers promoting their wares. Basic objective is to use environmentally safe materials in buildings, and to develop technologies that are conducive to energy efficiency. NIST's part includes indoor air quality, CFC replacements, thermal insulation, building automation, envelope design concepts, and standards (thru ASTM). A series of demonstration buildings will be constructed. (See NIST Special Publication 863, U.S. Green Building Conference--1994)