What Are Centennial Tours?

The National Capital Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers is celebrating its centennial (100-th) anniversary in Fiscal Year 2016 (October 2015 through September 2016) by offering its members and guests an opportunity to take a guided tour of some of the most magnificent civil engineering wonders located in the National Capital region served by the Section. Eight trips are planned from October 2015 through September 2016. Come join us! To participate in a walking tour, watch your email for announcements we send to our members and click the link contained in the announcement to register.

Presented by Dr. A. Hunter Fanney

Registration information to come.

A Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility (NZERTF) has been constructed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The facility, completed and put into service in 2012, is being used to demonstrate that a home similar in size, aesthetics, and amenities to those in the surrounding communities can generate as much energy as it consumes on an annual basis while meeting the needs of a family of four. The facility will subsequently serve as a test bed to facilitate the development and improvement of methods of test and performance metrics for existing and future energy efficient technologies.

The living area of the NZERTF (252 square meters) is slightly larger than average size home (242 square meters) currently being constructed in the United States. Additionally, the NZERTF is providing experimental data for computer model validation studies and to quantify the energy impact of mechanical ventilation. Dr. Fanney will describe the design of the facility, the virtual family that resides in the facility, the instrumentation used in the experiment, present data collected during the first year of operation and discuss lessons learned.

 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 6pm - 8:30pm.
WHERE: More information to come
FEE: More information to come

Dr. A. Hunter Fanney is a Senior Research Scientist in the Engineering Laboratory at NIST. Dr. Fanney joined NIST in 1977. He initially led a team that conducted experimental and analytical studies of solar water-heating systems. In 1984, he became leader of the Heat Transfer and Alternative Energy Systems Group. He was selected to lead NIST’s Energy and Environment Division in 2007, a position he held until being appointed as a Senior Research Scientist in 2013.