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Division of Technical Resources (DTR)

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Division of Technical Resources (DTR) Office of the Director (OD)

  • Leads the conduct of Scientific Bioenvironmental Research to resolve technical issues of an unusual scope and difficulty to advance emerging scientific technologies used in the design of federal biomedical research facilities. The results of these studies have often been adopted as national and international standards for biomedical laboratories and healthcare facilities.
  • Manages and operates the Bethesda Campus Central Utility Plant (CUP), the Cogeneration Plant and the NIH Utility Distribution System (except electrical distribution) in accordance with the State of Maryland environmental standards to ensure that utilities are delivered safely and efficiently. 
  • Manages utility and energy contracts and purchases, and validates steam and electricity bills for the Bethesda Campus in the interest of maintaining the public trust.
  • Leads advanced computational analysis and mathematical models to improve biomedical environments; develops energy forecasting models to reduce energy consumption while improving indoor air quality in biomedical laboratories, animal research and health care facilities; and employs numerical modeling and trend analysis strategies to facilitate purchasing decisions that maximize cost savings using an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) in conjunction with Holt-Winter triple exponential smoothing that takes into account seasonal and trend changes.

This page was last updated on Mar 07, 2018