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Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory
Provides targeted metrology support to electronics and electrical professionals.
Largest supplier of home automation equipment.

ENERGY STAR Advanced Lighting Package
An ENERGY STAR Advanced Lighting Package is a construction option that can be selected by homebuyers to upgrade fixtures commonly used in the home with quality high efficiency, ENERGY STAR qualified models.

Energy Efficient Lighting
The Whole Building Design Guide provides a wealth of information on energy-efficient lighting options.

EC&M; Magazine
EC&M Magazine is for electrical construction and maintenance professionals. Includes technical articles, market and construction forecasts, and comprehensive product reviews.
How-to guide for simplifying home electrical projects.

Structured Wiring
The Home Automation Zone presents information on structured wiring and installation instructions.

NIST- National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST's mission is to develop and promote measurement, standards, and technology to enhance productivity, facilitate trade, and improve the quality of life.


ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers
International organization for advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration for the public's benefit through research, standards writing, continuing education, and publications.

An Introduction to Residential Duct Systems
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's site about Residential Thermal Distribution Systems.

Cooling Technology Institute (CTI)
The Cooling Technology Institute (CTI) advocates and promotes the use of environmentally responsible Evaporative Heat Transfer Systems (EHTS).

Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) strive to help HVACR contractors acquire, serve, and satisfy customers. This site has news, technical papers, consumer information, and more.

Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI)
ARI develops and publishes technical standards for industry products. ARI standards establish rating criteria and procedures for measuring and certifying product performance.

Air Diffusion Council (ADC)
The Air Diffusion Council represents North America's manufacturers of flexible air ducts and air connectors.

GHPC - Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium
The Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium (GHPC) focuses on increasing the use of GeoExchange technology for both commercial and residential heating and cooling.

IEA Heat Pump Centre
The International Energy Agency's information centre for heat pumping technologies, applications and markets.

Radiant Floor Heating and Cooling Systems
Reference brief from the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse (EREC).

Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre
The Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AVIC), inaugurated by the International Energy Agency (IEA), provides technical support to those involved in the research and development of ventilation technology. This site offers numerous publications for purchase, and a comprehensive FAQ.

Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA)
Information, products and services for industry members. SMACNA develops voluntary technical standards and manuals and publishes a monthly newsletter.

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