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The USA is represented by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Center of Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE) of the University of Maryland.

National team leader

Van D. Baxter
Residential Building and Equipment Research
Engineering Science and Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008, Building 3147
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6070
Tel: 865-574-2104
Fax: 865-574-9338
E-mail: baxtervd(at)

National team

Prof. Reinhard Radermacher, Ph.D.
University of Maryland
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Center for Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE)
4164 Glenn L. Martin Hall
College Park, Maryland 20742
Tel: 301-405-5286
Fax: 301-405-2025
E-mail: raderm(at)

Piotr Domanski, Ph. D.
W. Vance Payne, Ph.D.
National Institute of Standards and Technologies NIST
Leader HVAC&R Equipment Performance Group
Building and Fire Research Department
100 Bureau Drive Stop
Bldg. 226, Rm. B116
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8631
Tel: 301-975-5877
Fax: 301-975-8973
E-mail: piotr.domanski(at)

US links

DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable
Building Technologies Program
Website of the DOE Program including
publications, tools and Information.

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home
Website of the DOE Zero Energy ready Home program
with information on the requirements, case studies,
resources and Partners.

"A DOE Zero Energy Ready Home is a high performance home
which is so energy efficient, that a renewable energy system
can offset all or most of its annual energy consumption".

Air-Conditioning, Heating, and
Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)

AHRI is a voluntary, non-profit trade
association for manufacturers of air
conditioning, refrigeration, and heating products.

ASHRAE is a voluntary, non-profit engineering
society for HVAC&R engineers. It publishes
HVAC&R standards, guidelines, handbooks and
other educational material, sponsors HVAC&R
research, and conducts professional development
training seminars.

Energy STAR
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S.
Department of Energy to promote use of energy
efficient products and practices.