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Criteria for the Installation of Energy Conservation Measures

Description: From abstract: Standard installation practices were developed to assist in assuring the effectiveness and safety of energy conservation measures installed under the Residential Conservation Service (RCS). They serve as mandatory standards under RCS but are recommended guides for all installations of the covered materials and products. The criteria are being used by DoE to develop training manuals for installers, inspectors, and energy auditors.
Date: July 1981
Creator: Trechsel, Heinz R. & Launey, Shelia J.

Determining Cost-Effective Insulation Levels for Masonry and Wood-Frame Walls in New Single-Family Housing

Description: Report issued by the National Bureau of Standards over calculations for cost-effective insulation in single-family housing. Different calculations are made with regards to location, energy pricing, heating and cooling equipment available, and financial criteria. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: August 1981
Creator: Petersen, Stephen R.; Barnes, Kimberly A. & Peavy, Bradley A.

Evaluating the Impact of Securities Regulation on Venture Capital Markets

Description: Report providing a detailed and analytical assessment of the economic techniques used by researchers to evaluate the efficiency of capital markets. The application of these techniques to that portion of the capital market which supplies venture funds to small, technology-based firms is emphasized. The primary elements of such analysis are the "efficient market ' hypothesis" and the "capital asset pricing model." The empirical analogue of the latter is commonly referred to as the market model."
Date: June 1980
Creator: Barth, James R.; Cordes, Joseph J. & Tassey, Gregory

An Evaluation of Thermal Energy Conservation Schemes for an Experimental Masonry Building

Description: Report issued by the National Bureau of Standards over experiments conducted on a masonry building constructed inside an environmental chamber at the NBS. Different climactic conditions were simulated and the thermal response of the building was evaluated. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: July 1982
Creator: Gujral, Parambir S.; Clark, Raymond J. & Burch, Douglas M.

Investigation of Construction Failure of Reinforced Concrete Cooling Tower at Willow Island, West Virginia

Description: Report issued by the National Bureau of Standards over investigation of the collapse of a concrete cooling tower on Willow Island, West Virginia. Results of field, and laboratory tests are discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: September 1982
Creator: Lew, H. S.; Fattal, S. G.; Shaver, J. R.; Reinhold, T. A. & Hunt, B. J.