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Team New Jersey's Beach House Approaches Sustainable Design from a  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Team New Jersey's Beach House Approaches Sustainable Design from Team New Jersey's Beach House Approaches Sustainable Design from a Different Angle Team New Jersey's Beach House Approaches Sustainable Design from a Different Angle April 28, 2011 - 4:38pm Addthis Team New Jersey | Photo courtesy of 2011 Solar Decathlon Team New Jersey Team New Jersey | Photo courtesy of 2011 Solar Decathlon Team New Jersey Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. In honor of the U.S Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive -- we are

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Team New Jersey's Beach House Approaches Sustainable Design from a  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Team New Jersey's Beach House Approaches Sustainable Design from Team New Jersey's Beach House Approaches Sustainable Design from a Different Angle Team New Jersey's Beach House Approaches Sustainable Design from a Different Angle April 28, 2011 - 4:38pm Addthis Team New Jersey | Photo courtesy of 2011 Solar Decathlon Team New Jersey Team New Jersey | Photo courtesy of 2011 Solar Decathlon Team New Jersey Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. In honor of the U.S Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive -- we are

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A sustainable design fiction: Green practices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this article, we argue that an approach informed by practice theory coupled with design fiction provides useful insights into the role of interaction design with respect to environmental sustainability. We argue that a practice-oriented approach can ... Keywords: DIY, Design, Design Fiction, Everyday Practice, Repair, Social Practice, Sustainability

Ron Wakkary, Audrey Desjardins, Sabrina Hauser, Leah Maestri

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Sustainability of Buildings Through a Performance-Based Design Approach: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The design of most buildings is typically driven by budget, time, safety, and energy codes, producing buildings that just meet these minimum criteria. To achieve better or even exceptional energy performance in buildings, the design team needs to work with the building owner and others involved in the building process toward a focused energy performance goal. This paper describes the performance-based design process for buildings and benefits of this approach.

Deru, M.; Torcellini, P.

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contemporary Strategies for Sustainable Design  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This exploratory research examined the degree of adoption and impact of the concepts of Building Information Model (BIM), Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Integrated Design Process (IDP) and Building Energy Simulation (BES) on the design processes of advanced architectural firms when executing sustainable design. Six offices identified by the press for a strong commitment to sustainable design and influence in the design of high performance buildings were selected as cases. In semi-standardized interviews, these firms presented their perceptions of the influence of BIM, BES, and IPD/IDP. The results show that a generalization of sustainable design processes is possible. A design process for sustainability (DEPROSU) model was created by collecting best practices from data gathered from the interviews and the critical literature review. Secondary contributions show that BIM, IDP/IPD and BES have a synergistic effect in sustainable design methods, and that the human resource profile from these firms has evolved towards multi-skilled professionals knowledgeable in BES, BIM, parametric design, sustainability and construction processes. This research provides evidence of commonalities found in the design processes of the selected firms. These commonalities, which have been represented in the DEPROSU model, can potentially be validated as protocols or standards for sustainable design, providing architectural design practices with concrete patterns for improvement and or validation of their design methods.

Farias, Francisco

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of design for remanufacturing guidelines to support sustainable manufacturing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Developing sustainable approaches to manufacture is a critical global concern. Key measures towards this include practicing design for environment (ecodesign), for example by improving remanufacturing efficiency and effectiveness. Remanufacturing is ... Keywords: Design for environment, Remanufacture, Sustainable manufacture

Winifred L. Ijomah; Christopher A. McMahon; Geoffrey P. Hammond; Stephen T. Newman

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Building Design Training | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sustainable Building Design Training Sustainable Building Design Training Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Sustainable Building Design Training Agency/Company /Organization: United States Department of Energy Focus Area: Buildings Resource Type: Training materials Website: www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/program/sustainable_training.html References: Sustainable Building Design Training[1] Logo: Sustainable Building Design Training This training, sponsored by FEMP and other organizations, provides Federal agencies the essential information and skills needed to plan, implement, and manage sustainable buildings and sites. Overview "Sustainable Design Training Opportunities to learn more about sustainable design are available throughout the year. This training, sponsored by FEMP

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Introduction to Green & Sustainable Remediation: Three Approaches  

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TO GREEN & SUSTAINABLE REMEDIATION: THREE APPROACHES Dr. Jerry DiCerbo, Office of Sustainability Support (HS-21) June 2013 What is GSR? * Definitions differ among organizations...

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Y-12 Sustainable Design Principles for Building Design and Construction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

B&W Y-12 is committed to modernizing the Y-12 complex to meet future needs with a sustainable and responsive infrastructure and to integrating sustainability principles and practices into Y-12 work (Y72-001, B&W Y-12 Environmental, Safety and Health Policy). This commitment to sustainability and specifically sustainable design of buildings is also incorporated into Presidential Executive Orders (EO), DOE Orders (DOE O), and goals. Sustainable building design is an approach to design, construct, and operate facilities in an efficient and environmentally sound manner that will produce a healthful, resource-efficient and productive working environment that is inherently protective of the environment. The DOE has established the following 5 Guiding Principles for High Performance Sustainable Building (HPSB), and has issued directives that require Y-12 to incorporate the principles and a number of supporting specific practices and techniques into building design, construction and renovation projects: (1) Employ Integrated Design Principles; (2) Optimize Energy Performance; (3) Protect and Conserve Water; (4) Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality; and (5) Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials. The purpose of this document is to present the required sustainable building principles, practices and techniques, summarize the key drivers for incorporating them into Y-12 projects, and present additional recommendations and resources that can be used to support sustainable buildings to enhance the environmental and economic performance of the Y-12 Complex.

Jackson, J. G.

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A positive approach to sustainability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Sustainability is a complex term that is becoming increasingly used. While extremely important, sustainability is often misused and misunderstood, yielding undesirable effects. Furthermore, many organizations promote the ...

Dossa, Zahir (Zahir A.)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cooperative innovation in the commons : rethinking distributed collaboration and intellectual property for sustainable design innovation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Addressing global design challenges in the environment and underserved communities requires a cooperative approach towards sustainable design innovation, one that embraces multidisciplinary expertise, participatory design ...

Sawhney, Nitin, 1971-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Design | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Sustainable Design Sustainable Design Session 5 of a seven-part webcast series presented by the Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program to help federal agencies comply with the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004. The Sustainable Design webcast provides an overview of sustainable design federal requirements and strategies. Sustainable design principles and practices are well established and can be applied at some level to any project to reduce the environmental impact and operational cost of a building, while increasing occupant satisfaction. The requirements within Executive Order 13423, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 are driving the federal sector to be leaders in sustainable design. Estimated Length:

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Communicating Sustainability through Design within Retail Environments.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis uses a systematic understanding of sustainability informed by human needs, learning and design theory to explore ways in which small retail environments can… (more)

Hendry, Daniel; Silcox, Lawrence

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer assistance for sustainable building design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The greatest opportunity for sustainable building design strategies occur in the early stages of design when the most important decisions are taken. Nevertheless, it is the stage with the least computer support. This paper presents recent research efforts ...

Hugues Rivard

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Sustainable Building Design RM  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The High Performance Sustainable Building Design (HPSBD) Review Module (RM) is a tool that assists the DOE federal project review teams in evaluating the technical sufficiency for projects that may...

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Lessons in sustainable design : case study of a school in Chicago  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis develops an approach to environmentally sustainable design through the hypothetical redesign of the South Loop School in Chicago. Sustainable architecture seeks to reinforce ecological relationships to the ...

Hootman, Heather

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Federal Energy Management Program: Business Case for Sustainable Design in  

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Business Case for Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities on

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LANL Sustainable Design Guide - Appendices  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Appendix A: Best Practices, Orders, Regulations, and Laws Appendix B: Climate Charts Appendix C: Green Building Adviser Appendix D: Site-Wide Metering Program at LANL Appendix E: LEED Checklist Appendix F: Building Simulations Appendix G: Sun Path Diagram Appendix H: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Options | Appendix A Best Practices, Orders, Regulations, and Laws All facilities must comply with the Code of Federal Reg- ulations 10CFR434, "Energy Conservation Voluntary Performance Standards for New Buildings; Mandatory for Federal Buildings." This code establishes perfor- mance standards to be used in the design of new fed- eral commercial and multifamily high-rise buildings. Some of the guidelines are relevant to retrofits. 10CFR434 establishes the "base case" for a building,

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Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities October 4, 2013 - 4:41pm Addthis The Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities provides significant financial evidence from research findings and case studies that sustainable design is a smart business choice. The 20-page brochure and the full document provide data and information indicating that sustainable design does not have to increase first costs and yields economic, social, and environmental benefits to building owners and society. Read the Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities brochure. Download the Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities full document. Contact For additional information about the Business Case for Sustainable Design

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High Performance Sustainable Building Design RM  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

High Performance Sustainable High Performance Sustainable Building Design Review Module March 2010 CD-0 O High 0 This Re Les OFFICE OF h Perform CD-1 eview Module ssons learned f F ENVIRON Standard R mance Su Revi Critical D CD-2 M has been pilot from the pilot h NMENTAL Review Plan ustainabl iew Module Decision (CD C March 2010 ted at the SRS have been incor L MANAGE n (SRP) le Buildin e D) Applicabili D-3 SWPF and MO rporated in Rev EMENT ng Design ity CD-4 OX FFF projec view Module n Post Ope cts. eration Standard Review Plan, 2 nd Edition, March 2010 i FOREWORD The Standard Review Plan (SRP) 1 provides a consistent, predictable corporate review framework to ensure that issues and risks that could challenge the success of Office of Environmental Management (EM) projects are identified early and addressed proactively. The

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APPROACHES TO SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN PARCELIZED LANDSCAPES.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The holistic, landscape-based approach of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) in the United States emphasizes the importance of addressing three components of forest management: ecology, community,… (more)

Baumflek, Michelle

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Sustainable Building Design Revolving Loan Fund | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sustainable Building Design Revolving Loan Fund Sustainable Building Design Revolving Loan Fund Sustainable Building Design Revolving Loan Fund < Back Eligibility State Government Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Construction Design & Remodeling Other Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Heating Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate 100% project financing Program Info Start Date 1/8/2010 State Arkansas Program Type State Loan Program Rebate Amount 100% project financing Provider Arkansas Energy Office The Sustainable Building Design Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The Arkansas Energy

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The added value of sustainable design.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The thesis contains an extensive literature study on the value of sustainable office buildings. Based on the literature study, a series of interviews amongst actors… (more)

Van den Tol, P.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benefits of Sustainable Building Design | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Benefits of Sustainable Building Design Benefits of Sustainable Building Design Benefits of Sustainable Building Design October 4, 2013 - 4:22pm Addthis Photo of an air-intake structure outside a Federal facility. An air-intake structure outside of this Federal facility lowers energy costs by taking in chilly night air to cool the building's data center. The application of sustainable building design not only helps Federal facilities meet laws and regulations, it also provides them with many other benefits. These benefits include: Lower energy costs Reduction in operating and maintenance costs Increase in productivity of building occupants Improvement health and psychological well-being of building occupants Reduction in pollutants Opportunity to foster a positive public image. Sustainable building design can reduce annual energy costs anywhere from

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Beyond transparency : collective engagement in sustainable design  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

For a timely answer to the question of sustainability, or how to provide for future generations, there needs to be shared accounting of our social and physical resources. Supply chain transparency makes it possible to map ...

Bonanni, Leonardo Amerigo, 1977-

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design, Performance, and Sustainability of Engineered Covers for Uranium  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Design, Performance, and Sustainability of Engineered Covers for Design, Performance, and Sustainability of Engineered Covers for Uranium Mill Tailings Design, Performance, and Sustainability of Engineered Covers for Uranium Mill Tailings Proceedings of the Workshop on Long-Term Performance Monitoring of Metals and Radionuclides in the Subsurface: Strategies, Tools, and Case Studies. U.S. Geological Survey. April 21 and 22, 2004, Reston, Virginia. W.J. Waugh Design, Performance, and Sustainability of Engineered Covers for Uranium Mill Tailings More Documents & Publications Monitoring the Performance of an Alternative Cover Using Caisson Lysimeters Monitoring the Performance of an Alternative Landfill Cover at the Monticello, Utah, Uranium Mill Tailings Disposal Site Sustainable Disposal Cell Covers: Legacy Management Practices,

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1.964 Design for Sustainability, Fall 2004  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This course on sustainability will cover the implications of this topic on engineering, design, and architecture. The course will begin with a general survey and discussion of current trends, followed by the introduction ...

Connor, J. J. (Jerome J.)

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Roadmap for Integrating Sustainable Design into Site-Level Operations  

SciTech Connect

Sustainable Design recognizes that products and processes are interdependent with the environmental, economic, and social systems surrounding them and implements measures to prevent an unsustainable compromise to these systems.

Peterson, Keith L.; Dorsey, Judy A.

2000-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrative Materials Design: Performance and Sustainability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Effects of Hot Compressive Dwell Condition on the Fatigue Crack Growth Response of Cast Aluminum ... Multi-Scale Design of Open-Cell Aluminum Alloy Foam.

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Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability April 4, 2011 - 3:14pm Addthis The Florida International University team | courtesy of the FIU team The Florida International University team | courtesy of the FIU team Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. Join us there! In honor of the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive -- we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. For our

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Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability Miami Students' Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability April 4, 2011 - 3:14pm Addthis The Florida International University team | courtesy of the FIU team The Florida International University team | courtesy of the FIU team Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. Join us there! In honor of the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive -- we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. For our

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Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design in New School Construction |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design in New School Construction Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design in New School Construction Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design in New School Construction < Back Eligibility Schools Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating Buying & Making Electricity Water Heating Program Info State Ohio Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider Ohio School Facilities Commission The Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) administers funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly for the construction of new schools and renovations of existing schools. In September 2007 the OSFC approved a resolution ([http://www.osfc.ohio.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=%2FhaBakjlxZU%3D&tabi...

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Sustainable Design Inspiration at Work | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sustainable Design Inspiration at Work Sustainable Design Inspiration at Work Sustainable Design Inspiration at Work April 5, 2011 - 3:23pm Addthis Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs I recently had the opportunity to get out of my regular work routine in DC to visit picturesque Golden, Colorado. Golden is the site of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory campus-one of ten National Labs across the country. While there I got to learn from scientists, engineers and experts of all kinds about ongoing, innovative renewable energy research projects-from high performance solar cells to utility-scale wind turbines. The Research Support Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Photo by Dennis Schroeder The main attraction of the trip was our tour of the new, U.S Department of

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Users and households appliances: design suggestions for a better, sustainable interaction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Human Machine Interaction has a big role in the user approach with households appliances. During the main phase (the use one), users are called to manage energy choices, often without available efficient information regarding the best behavior they ... Keywords: energy saving, households appliances, interaction design, interfaces, sustainability

Anna Zandanel

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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China's Approaches to Financing Sustainable Development: Policies, Practices, and Issues  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Finance and China’s Sustainable Energy Transition. http://was supported by the China Sustainable Energy Program of theexample is the Sustainable Energy Utility model pioneered in

Shen, Bo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

F F E D E R A L E N E R G Y M A N A G E M E N T P R O G R A M FEDERAL FACILITIES SUSTAINABLE DESIGN The Business Case for IN U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Bringing you a prosperous future where energy is clean, abundant, reliable, and affordable The Business Case for SUSTAINABLE DESIGN On the cover: National Institutes of Health, Louis Stokes Laboratories/Building 50, Bethesda, MD Sandia National Laboratories' Process and Environmental Technology Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM Zion National Park Visitors Center, Springdale, UT IN FEDERAL FACILITIES Preface The ethic of good economic and environmental stewardship is well established in the Federal government. ce to the sustainable use of natural resources runs deep. et, as concerns about the environmental and societal

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The Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities  

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F F E D E R A L E N E R G Y M A N A G E M E N T P R O G R A M FEDERAL FACILITIES SUSTAINABLE DESIGN The Business Case for IN U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Bringing you a prosperous future where energy is clean, abundant, reliable, and affordable The Business Case for SUSTAINABLE DESIGN On the cover: National Institutes of Health, Louis Stokes Laboratories/Building 50, Bethesda, MD Sandia National Laboratories' Process and Environmental Technology Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM Zion National Park Visitors Center, Springdale, UT IN FEDERAL FACILITIES Preface The ethic of good economic and environmental stewardship is well established in the Federal government. ce to the sustainable use of natural resources runs deep. et, as concerns about the environmental and societal

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Notice of proposed rulemaking, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

proposed rulemaking, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable proposed rulemaking, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design Standards for New Federal Buildings, 75 Fed. Reg. 29,933 (May 28, 2010) Notice of proposed rulemaking, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design Standards for New Federal Buildings, 75 Fed. Reg. 29,933 (May 28, 2010) Earthjustice respectfully submits the following comments on behalf of Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club, the D.C. Environmental Network, and Public Citizen. For the benefit of their members and the public, each of these organizations shares a common interest in ensuring that each agency in the Federal government takes prompt action to advance energy efficiency and reduce both its local environmental footprint and its contribution to global warming. Department of Energy ("DOE")

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A combined ANP-delphi approach to evaluate sustainable tourism  

SciTech Connect

The evaluation of sustainable tourism strategies promoted by National Parks (NP) related stakeholders is a key concern for NP managers. To help them in their strategic evaluation procedures, in this paper we propose a methodology based on the Analytic Network Process and a Delphi-type judgment-ensuring procedure. The approach aims at involving stakeholders in a participatory and consensus-building process. The methodology was applied to Los Roques NP in Venezuela. The problem included three sustainable tourism strategies defined by the stakeholders: eco-efficient resorts, eco-friendly leisure activities and ecological transportation systems. Representatives of eight stakeholders participated in the methodology. 13 sustainability criteria were selected. Results provide some important insights into the overall philosophy and underlying participants' conception of what sustainable development of Los Roques NP means. This conception is broadly shared by stakeholders as they coincided in the weights of most of the criteria, which were assigned individually through the questionnaire. It is particularly noteworthy that tourists and environmentalists almost fully match in their assessments of criteria but not of the alternatives. Moreover, there is a great agreement in the final assessment. This suggests that the regular contact among the different stakeholders, i.e. tourists with inhabitants, authorities with environmentalists, tour operators with representatives of the ministry, etc. has led to a common understanding of the opportunities and threats for the NP. They all agreed that the procedure enhances participation and transparency and it is a necessary source of information and support for their decisions.

Garcia-Melon, Monica, E-mail: mgarciam@dpi.upv.es [INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Camino de Vera s/n, 46022 Valencia (Spain); Gomez-Navarro, Tomas, E-mail: tgomez@dpi.upv.es [Depto. Proyectos Ingenieria, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Camino de Vera s/n 46022 Valencia (Spain); Acuna-Dutra, Silvia, E-mail: sacuna@unime.edu.ve [Universidad Metropolitana de Caracas, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)

2012-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Labs21 sustainable design programming checklist version 1.0  

SciTech Connect

This checklist of sustainable design objectives and strategies can be used in the programming and conceptual design phases of a laboratory project. It includes the following: (1) Brief descriptions of each objective and strategy. (2) Metrics for each objective. This checklist is primarily to be used by owners, architects and engineers during the programming and conceptual design phase of a project. It is especially appropriate for use in design charrettes. The strategies and metrics can be included as requirements in the programming document or can be identified for further analysis or consideration during the design development phase. This checklist is hierarchically organized into design areas, objectives for each design area, and strategies and metrics for each objective. The design areas generally correspond to the design areas of the LEED(TM) rating system from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Mathew, Paul; Greenberg, Steve

2005-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Public Meeting Transcript: Sustainable Design Standards for Federal Buildings  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY PUBLIC MEETING SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STANDARDS FOR FEDERAL BUILDINGS U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 Room 8E-089 Wednesday July 28, 2010 Chair: Cyrus Nasseri Department of Energy (FEMP) Facilitator: Jim Raba Department of Energy Executive Court Reporters (301) 565-0064 2 Participants Identified: Mark Ames American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air- Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Margo Appel US Department of Energy (DOE) Todd Apple Dupont Tim Ballo Earthjustice John Barry International Union of Operating Engineers National Training Fund Allen Blakey The Vinyl Institute Nadine Block Sustainable Forestry Initiative

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A Sustainable Focus for Laboratory Design, Engineerign, and Operation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sustainable Focus for Laboratory Sustainable Focus for Laboratory Design, Engineering, and Operation Federal Utilities Partnership May 23, 2013 Dale Sartor, P.E., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (For Beth Shearer, I2SL Board of Directors) AGENDA * Labs 21 and the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I 2 SL) * Recent partnership changes * New initiatives * Energy efficiency opportunities * Laboratories and High-Tech facilities third party financing and DSM programs Laboratories for the 21 st Century (Labs21 ® ) - I 2 SL Partnership * Dedicated to improving the environmental performance of U.S. laboratories * Supporting the mission of Labs21 * Established in 1999, Labs21 program includes - Over 5,000 members of the Labs21 Network * Annual conference and workshops * I

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High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sustainable Buildings & Campuses » Sustainable Buildings & Campuses » High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations October 4, 2013 - 4:52pm Addthis New construction and major renovations to existing buildings offer Federal agencies opportunities to create sustainable high-performance buildings. High-performance buildings can incorporate energy-efficient designs, sustainable siting and materials, and renewable energy technologies along with other innovative strategies. Also see Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings. Performance-Based Design Build Typically, architects, engineers, and project managers consider the

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Biofuels, land and water : a systems approach to sustainability.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

There is a strong societal need to evaluate and understand the sustainability of biofuels, especially because of the significant increases in production mandated by many countries, including the United States. Sustainability will be a strong factor in the regulatory environment and investments in biofuels. Biomass feedstock production is an important contributor to environmental, social, and economic impacts from biofuels. This study presents a systems approach where the agricultural, energy, and environmental sectors are considered as components of a single system, and environmental liabilities are used as recoverable resources for biomass feedstock production. We focus on efficient use of land and water resources. We conducted a spatial analysis evaluating marginal land and degraded water resources to improve feedstock productivity with concomitant environmental restoration for the state of Nebraska. Results indicate that utilizing marginal land resources such as riparian and roadway buffer strips, brownfield sites, and marginal agricultural land could produce enough feedstocks to meet a maximum of 22% of the energy requirements of the state compared to the current supply of 2%. Degraded water resources such as nitrate-contaminated groundwater and wastewater were evaluated as sources of nutrients and water to improve feedstock productivity. Spatial overlap between degraded water and marginal land resources was found to be as high as 96% and could maintain sustainable feedstock production on marginal lands. Other benefits of implementing this strategy include feedstock intensification to decrease biomass transportation costs, restoration of contaminated water resources, and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.

Gopalakrishnan, G.; Negri, M. C.; Wang, M.; Wu, M.; Snyder, S. W.; LaFreniere, L.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using design critique as research to link sustainability and interactive technologies  

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This paper echoes and points to work we have presented elsewhere on establishing the links between issues of sustainability and interaction design. The significant contribution of this paper is a description of the use of design critique as a research ... Keywords: design critique, design ethics and values, design research, research methods, social context of interaction design, sustainable interaction design, value sensitive design

Eli Blevis; Youn-kyung Lim; David Roedl; Erik Stolterman

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards The Removal Of Uncertainty In Sustainable Building Design Through Full Scale Optimization.  

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??The lack of whole-building design optimization resources available to building designers has led to uncertainty in design decisions involved with building highly sustainable or 'Green'… (more)

Fix, Stuart C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Design and Renewable Energy Concepts in Practice  

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The energy use of residential and non?residential buildings in the US makes up a full 50% of the total energy use in the country. The Architects role in positively altering this equation has become more and more apparent. A change in the paradigm of how buildings are designed and the integration of renewable energy sources to meet their energy requirements can have tremendous impacts on sustainability energy consumption environment impacts and the potential for climate change.

Lawrence Maxwell; AIA

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidelines for sustainable building design: Recommendations from the Presidio of San Francisco energy efficiency design charrette  

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In 1994, the Bay Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers{reg_sign} organized a two-day design charrette for energy-efficient redevelopment of buildings by the National Park Services (NPS) at the Presidio of San Francisco. This event brought together engineers, researchers, architects, government officials, and students in a participatory environment to apply their experience to create guidelines for the sustainable redesign of Presidio buildings. The venue for the charrette was a representative barracks building located at the Main Post of the Presidio. Examination of this building allowed for the development of design recommendations, both for the building and for the remainder of the facilities. The charrette was organized into a committee structure consisting of: steering, measurement and monitoring, modeling, building envelope and historic preservation (architectural), HVAC and controls, lighting, and presentation. Prior to the charrette itself, the modeling and measurement/monitoring committees developed substantial baseline data for the other committees during the charrette. An integrated design approach was initiated through interaction between the committees during the charrette. Later, committee reports were cross-referenced to emphasize whole building design and systems integration.

Brown, K.; Sartor, D.; Greenberg, S. [and others

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A theoretical approach for dynamic modelling of sustainable development  

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This article presents a theoretical model for a dynamic system based on sustainable development. Due to the relatively absence of theoretical studies and practical issues in the area of sustainable development, Romania aspires to the principles of sustainable ... Keywords: economic development, economic system, economic welfare, natural environment, resources scarcity, sustainable development

Corina-Maria Ene; Anda Gheorghiu; Anca Gheorghiu

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Public Meeting Transcript: Sustainable Design Standards for Federal Buildings  

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY PUBLIC MEETING SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STANDARDS FOR FEDERAL BUILDINGS U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 Room 8E-089 Wednesday July 28, 2010 Chair: Cyrus Nasseri Department of Energy (FEMP) Facilitator: Jim Raba Department of Energy Executive Court Reporters (301) 565-0064 2 Participants Identified: Mark Ames American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air- Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Margo Appel US Department of Energy (DOE) Todd Apple Dupont Tim Ballo Earthjustice John Barry International Union of Operating Engineers National Training Fund Allen Blakey The Vinyl Institute

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Designing sustainable heavy lift launch vehicle architectures adaptability, lock-in, and system evolution  

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Long term human space exploration depends on the development of a sustainable heavy lift launch vehicle (HLLV). But what exactly is sustainability in the context of launch systems and how can it addressed in the design ...

Silver, Matthew Robin

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biofuels Sustainability Certification Schemes: Challenges, Feasibility and Possible Approaches.  

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??The focus of this research is to develop and apply an analytical framework for evaluating the effectiveness and practicability of sustainability certification schemes for biofuels,… (more)

Visconti, Gloria and#60;1971and#62

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SUSTAINABLE DESIGN THIRD-PARTY RATING OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES  

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(GBCI) began requiring that all new construction and major renovation projects seeking LEED certification for inpatient, outpatient, or long-term care facilities must use the LEED for Healthcare rating system. 2. BACKGROUND: The VA Sustainable Design and Energy Reduction Manual (April 2010) requires major construction projects to achieve a third-party green building certification of at least LEED Silver or two Green Globes. VA commissioned a study to determine the impact of USGBC’s new requirement on VA’s construction program. The study compared LEED for Health Care (LEED HC) to LEED for New Construction (LEED NC) and determined that there will be little impact to cost or effort when using LEED HC in lieu of LEED NC. (1) Projects using the Green Building Initiative’s (GBI) Green Globes rating system will not be affected. 3. NEW STANDARD: All VA healthcare projects registering for LEED

unknown authors

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Design Standards in India: The Excluded Issues  

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Due to the recent emphasis on “Green Building” in different countries around the world, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification has emerged as one of the major recognized standards for measuring building sustainability. In 2005, the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) adopted the original US rating system without substantive modifications in response to the significant contextual differences between the United States and India. In 2007, the IGBC published the LEED INDIA NC Version 1.0 with changes to better respond to the Indian context. This version did not address climatic variations, which demand focused attention on particular sections, such as natural ventilation and daylighting. This paper highlights the essential significance of these critical issues in latest LEED Indian Guidelines in the current LEED standards with respect to comparison between performance of green buildings with and without the LEED certification.

Gupta, K.; Haider, J.

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Material Design, Selection, and Manufacturing Methods for System Sustainment  

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This paper describes a material selection and validation process proven to be successful for manufacturing high-reliability long-life product. The National Secure Manufacturing Center business unit of the Kansas City Plant (herein called KCP) designs and manufactures complex electrical and mechanical components used in extreme environments. The material manufacturing heritage is founded in the systems design to manufacturing practices that support the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA). Material Engineers at KCP work with the systems designers to recommend materials, develop test methods, perform analytical analysis of test data, define cradle to grave needs, present final selection and fielding. The KCP material engineers typically will maintain cost control by utilizing commercial products when possible, but have the resources and to develop and produce unique formulations as necessary. This approach is currently being used to mature technologies to manufacture materials with improved characteristics using nano-composite filler materials that will enhance system design and production. For some products the engineers plan and carry out science-based life-cycle material surveillance processes. Recent examples of the approach include refurbished manufacturing of the high voltage power supplies for cockpit displays in operational aircraft; dry film lubricant application to improve bearing life for guided munitions gyroscope gimbals, ceramic substrate design for electrical circuit manufacturing, and tailored polymeric materials for various systems. The following examples show evidence of KCP concurrent design-to-manufacturing techniques used to achieve system solutions that satisfy or exceed demanding requirements.

David Sowder, Jim Lula, Curtis Marshall

2010-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Infrastructure Ecology for Sustainable and Resilient Urban Infrastructure Design  

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The population growth coupled with increasing urbanization is predicted to exert a huge demand on the growth and retrofit of urban infrastructure, particularly in water and energy systems. The U.S. population is estimated to grow by 23% (UN, 2009) between 2005 and 2030. The corresponding increases in energy and water demand were predicted as 14% (EIA, 2009) and 20% (Elcock, 2008), respectively. The water-energy nexus needs to be better understood to satisfy the increased demand in a sustainable manner without conflicting with environmental and economic constraints. Overall, 4% of U.S. power generation is used for water distribution (80%) and treatment (20%). 3% of U.S. water consumption (100 billion gallons per day, or 100 BGD) and 40% of U.S. water withdrawal (340 BGD) are for thermoelectric power generation (Goldstein and Smith, 2002). The water demand for energy production is predicted to increase most significantly among the water consumption sectors by 2030. On the other hand, due to the dearth of conventional water sources, energy intensive technologies are increasingly in use to treat seawater and brackish groundwater for water supply. Thus comprehending the interrelation and interdependency between water and energy system is imperative to evaluate sustainable water and energy supply alternatives for cities. In addition to the water-energy nexus, decentralized or distributed concept is also beneficial for designing sustainable water and energy infrastructure as these alternatives require lesser distribution lines and space in a compact urban area. Especially, the distributed energy infrastructure is more suited to interconnect various large and small scale renewable energy producers which can be expected to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In the case of decentralized water infrastructure, on-site wastewater treatment facility can provide multiple benefits. Firstly, it reduces the potable water demand by reusing the treated water for non-potable uses and secondly, it also reduces the wastewater load to central facility. In addition, lesser dependency on the distribution network contributes to increased reliability and resiliency of the infrastructure. The goal of this research is to develop a framework which seeks an optimal combination of decentralized water and energy alternatives and centralized infrastructures based on physical and socio-economic environments of a region. Centralized and decentralized options related to water, wastewater and stormwater and distributed energy alternatives including photovoltaic (PV) generators, fuel cells and microturbines are investigated. In the context of the water-energy nexus, water recovery from energy alternatives and energy recovery from water alternatives are reflected. Alternatives recapturing nutrients from wastewater are also considered to conserve depleting resources. The alternatives are evaluated in terms of their life-cycle environmental impact and economic performance using a hybrid life cycle assessment (LCA) tool and cost benefit analysis, respectively. Meeting the increasing demand of a test bed, an optimal combination of the alternatives is designed to minimize environmental and economic impacts including CO2 emissions, human health risk, natural resource use, and construction and operation cost. The framework determines the optimal combination depending on urban density, transmission or conveyance distance or network, geology, climate, etc. Therefore, it will be also able to evaluate infrastructure resiliency against physical and socio-economic challenges such as population growth, severe weather, energy and water shortage, economic crisis, and so on.

Jeong, Hyunju [Georgia Institute of Technology; Pandit, Arka [Georgia Institute of Technology; Crittenden, John [Georgia Institute of Technology; Xu, Ming [University of Michigan; Perrings, Charles [Arizona State University; Wang, Dali [ORNL; Li, Ke [University of Georgia; French, Steve [Georgia Institute of Technology

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards Sustainable Watershed Dvelopment: A Geographic Information Systems based Approach  

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With an unprecedented projection of population and urban growth in the coming decades, assessment of the long-term hydrologic impacts of land use change is crucial for optimizing management practices to control runoff and non-point source (NPS) pollution associated with sustainable watershed development. Land use change, dominated by an increase in urban/impervious areas, can have a significant impact on water resources. Non-point source (NPS) pollution is the leading cause of degraded water quality in the US and urban areas are an important source of NPS pollution. Most planners, government agencies, and consultants lack access to simple impact-assessment tools despite widespread concern over the environmental impacts of watershed development. Before investing in complex analyses and customized data collection, it is often useful to utilize simple screening analyses using data that are already available. In this paper, we discuss such a technique for long-term hydrologic impact assessment (L-THIA) that makes use of basic land use, soils and long-term rainfall data to compare the hydrologic impacts of past, present and any future land use change. Long-term daily rainfall records are used in combination with soils and land use information to calculate average annual runoff and NPS pollution at a watershed scale. Because of the geospatial nature of land use and soils data, and the increasingly widespread use of GIS by planners, government agencies and consultants, the model is integrated with a Geographic Information System (GIS) that allows convenient generation and management of model input and output data, and provides advanced visualization of the model results. An application of the L-THIA/NPS model on the Little Eagle Creek (LEC) watershed near Indianapolis, Indiana is illustrated in this paper. Three historical land use scenarios for 1973, 1984, and 1991 were analyzed to track land use change in the watershed and to assess the impacts of land use change on annual average runoff and NPS pollution from the watershed and its five sub-basins. Results highlight the effectiveness of the L-THIA approach in assessing the long-term hydrologic impact of urban sprawl. The L-THIA/NPS GIS model is a powerful tool for identifying environmentally sensitive areas in terms of NPS pollution potential and for evaluating alternative land use scenarios to enhance NPS pollution management. Access to the model via the INTERNET enhances the usability and effectiveness of the technique significantly. Recommendations can be made to community decision makers, based on this analysis, concerning how development can be controlled within the watershed to minimize the long-term impacts of increased stormwater runoff and NPS pollution for better management of water resources.

Bhaduri, Budhendra L [ORNL

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Operational Excellence Approach to Sustainable Energy Management  

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With the advent of persistently high energy costs, many organizations have renewed efforts to reduce energy use. Historically, energy cost reduction efforts have been run on a campaign basis, receiving priority in times of high energy prices, while interest wanes when energy prices are lower. With today’s high energy prices and growing interest in reducing CO2 emissions, energy management must become a core business activity and be implemented in a sustainable fashion as an embedded work process at all levels in an organization. This paper discusses the use of the structured KBC energy management process, ENgage, to affect a fundamental change in the way an organization implements and sustains energy management activities. In particular the role of organizational behavior in achieving sustainability is discussed.

McMullan, A.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Breaking the disposable technology paradigm: opportunities for sustainable interaction design for mobile phones  

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We present a qualitative study of mobile phone ownership, replacement and disposal practices geared towards identifying design opportunities towards sustainable mobile phone interfaces. Our work investigates how people understand the lifespan of their ... Keywords: design, e-waste, mobile phones, qualitative studies, sustainability

Elaine M. Huang; Khai N. Truong

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Whole Building Design Approach | Department of Energy  

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Design Approach Design Approach Whole Building Design Approach October 16, 2013 - 5:17pm Addthis Picture of a Spanish-style building with xeriscape, including palm trees. Camp Pendleton's temporary lodging facility was constructed from 20% recycled materials and will be 100% recyclable upon its distant demolition. The four-story South Mesa Lodge also received one of the U.S. Green Building Council's highest energy efficiency ratings, saving more than 30% percent of water, lighting, and overall utility usage. As defined by the Whole Building Design Guide, the goal of whole building design is to create a successful high-performance building by applying an integrated design and team approach to the project during the planning and programming phases. Whole building design has proven to help:

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DESCOMP: a new design space exploration approach  

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In this paper, we introduce a new approach in Design-Space-Exploration (DSE) for non-clustered VLIW architectures. It differs from existing techniques by using a “bottom-up” strategy. While other approaches start with the design of an architecture, ...

Mario Schölzel; Peter Bachmann

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A formal approach to the quantification of sustainability and dependability metrics on data center infrastructures  

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Sustainability has received great attention by the scientific community, due to concerns for meeting current needs of energy without compromising, for instance, non-renewable resources for future generations. In addition, as a result of stringent availability ... Keywords: Petri nets, data center design, reliability block diagrams, sustainability and dependability evaluation

G. Callou; E. Sousa; P. Maciel; E. Tavares; B. Silva; J. Figueirêdo; C. Araujo; F. Magnani; F. Neves

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Learning-based ship design optimization approach  

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With the development of computer applications in ship design, optimization, as a powerful approach, has been widely used in the design and analysis process. However, the running time, which often varies from several weeks to months in the current computing ... Keywords: Machine learning, Multi-objective optimization, Ship design, Structure analysis, Structure optimization

Hao Cui; Osman Turan; Philip Sayer

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing a Real-time Strategy Game about Sustainable Energy Use  

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This thesis documents the development of a video game about sustainable energy use that unites fun with learning. Many other educational games do not properly translate knowledge, facts, and lessons into the language of games: mechanics, rules, rewards, and feedback. This approach differs by using game mechanics in new ways to express lessons about energy sustainability. This design is based on the real time strategy (RTS) genre. Players of these types of games must manage economic problems such as extracting, refining, and allocating resources, as well as industrial problems such as producing buildings and military units. These games often use imaginative fantasy elements to connect with their audience, but also made-up economic numbers and fictional resources such as magic crystals which have little to do with the real world. This thesis' approach retains the fantasy elements and gameplay conventions of this popular genre, but uses numbers, resources, and situations based on research about real-world energy production. The intended result is a game in which the player learns about energy use simply by trying to overcome the game's challenges. In addition, a combined quantitative/qualitative study was performed, which shows that players of the game learned new things, enjoyed the game, and became more interested in the topic of energy use.

Doucet, Lars Andreas

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multidelity approaches for design under uncertainty  

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Uncertainties are present in many engineering applications and it is important to account for their effects during engineering design to achieve robust and reliable systems. One approach is to represent uncertainties as ...

Ng, Leo Wai-Tsun

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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University Housing Designing Sustainable Communities for Living and Learning  

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consumption. COMMON ROOM SENSORS Between 30 and 50 percent of a typical building's energy use comes from SHELVES Student checking her energy consumption through the electrical usage metering system #12;1313 Our:Physical Features LEED Certification Sustainable Sites Materials and Resources Energy and Atmosphere Indoor

Almor, Amit

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Labs21 sustainable design programming checklist version 1.0  

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for all ventilation fans at design conditions divided byof fan and pump energy required to achieve the design towerdivided by the total design flow of all the fans. Objective:

Mathew, Paul; Greenberg, Steve

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Beyond pastoralism : through community gardens to a model of sustainable design and a metaphor of integration  

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This thesis demonstrates the necessity of looking at cities as a component part of "nature." It seeks a common denominator for sustainable design in three simplified principles and outlines a method for evaluating the built ...

Seitz, John M. (John Martin)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Empowering users to become designers: using meta-design environments to enable and motivate sustainable energy decisions  

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Unsustainable energy consumption is a systemic problem facing societies. While technological innovations are necessary to address this problem, they are not sufficient; they need to be integrated with social and behavioral changes in order ... Keywords: cultures of participation, decision-making, design-in-use, energy sustainability, meta-design, rich ecologies of participation

Holger Dick; Hal Eden; Gerhard Fischer; Jason Zietz

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Co-Designing Sustainable Communities: The Identification and Incorporation of Social Performance Metrics in Native American Sustainable Housing and Renewable Energy System Design  

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Development of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems formodels related to sustainable, energy efficient buildingof Water and Energy Efficient Sustainable Housing with the

Shelby, Ryan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Team New Jersey's Beach House Approaches Sustainable Design from...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

together how the whole process pans out," said NJIT student and Project Architecture, Jordan Tait. New Jersey is the first team in the Solar Decathlon competition to use pre-cast...

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Sustainable Building Basics | Department of Energy  

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Sustainable Sustainable Building Basics Sustainable Building Basics October 4, 2013 - 4:21pm Addthis Image of the side of a sustainable building Sustainable building design results in energy savings and environment stewardship. Sustainable building design and operation strategies demonstrate a commitment to energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. These approaches result in an optimal balance of energy, cost, environmental, and societal benefits, while still meeting the mission of a Federal agency and the function of the facility or infrastructure. For buildings and facilities, responsible resource management and the assessment of operational impacts encompass the principles of sustainability. Sustainable development aims to meet the needs of the present without compromising future needs.

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Analysis for the Design of a Sustainable Housing Complex in Haiti  

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This paper presents sustainable strategies for the design of a prototype sustainable housing complex in tropical climate that applies specifically to Haiti. The tropical climate zone is hot and humid with abundant rainfall and luxuriant vegetation growth. Despite its beautiful environment most of the countries in this zone are undeveloped and poverty manifests itself in different faces especially in poor housing condition. In this study, the history, geography, and culture of Haiti are analyzed in the context of family unit, community, and economic aspects. The climate conditions are also investigated in the context of residents’ comfort and energy savings. The construction materials appropriate for Haiti climate are explored. Rainwater harvesting and gray water reuses are discussed. Finally, sustainable design principles are proposed. Sustainable housing design refers to a strategy to plan and build a housing complex that uses efficient energy and water management while minimizing the overall adverse health and environmental problems. This means keeping the conventional comfort and environment conditions in housing by using natural sources of energy, like sun and wind, to provide natural heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting, and water management while contributing to a responsible natural resources use. The proposed guiding principles target to be utilized for the design of sustainable housing complex in Haiti located in a tropical climate.

Dinka, M.; Cho, S.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Front Matter for The Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities  

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E N E R G Y M A N A G E M E N T P R O G R A M FEDERAL FACILITIES SUSTAINABLE DESIGN The Business Case for IN U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Bringing you a prosperous future where energy is clean, abundant, reliable, and affordable RESOURCE DOCUMENT The Business Case for SUSTAINABLE DESIGN On the cover: National Institutes of Health, Louis Stokes Laboratories/Building 50, Bethesda, MD Sandia National Laboratories' Process and Environmental Technology Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM Zion National Park Visitors Center, Springdale, UT IN FEDERAL FACILITIES We at the Department of Energy believe there can be a sound business case for the use of sustainable design options, and we encourage all Federal agencies to incorporate these options whenever possible.

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Front Matter for The Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities  

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E N E R G Y M A N A G E M E N T P R O G R A M FEDERAL FACILITIES SUSTAINABLE DESIGN The Business Case for IN U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Bringing you a prosperous future where energy is clean, abundant, reliable, and affordable RESOURCE DOCUMENT The Business Case for SUSTAINABLE DESIGN On the cover: National Institutes of Health, Louis Stokes Laboratories/Building 50, Bethesda, MD Sandia National Laboratories' Process and Environmental Technology Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM Zion National Park Visitors Center, Springdale, UT IN FEDERAL FACILITIES We at the Department of Energy believe there can be a sound business case for the use of sustainable design options, and we encourage all Federal agencies to incorporate these options whenever possible.

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Sustainability of products.  

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???Sustainability is a hot topic for years and sustainability assessment has been generally used as an approach to assess the level of sustainability. For the… (more)

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2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Federal Energy Management Program: Sustainable Building Basics  

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Basics Basics Image of the side of a sustainable building Sustainable building design results in energy savings and environment stewardship. Sustainable building design and operation strategies demonstrate a commitment to energy efficiency, and environmental stewardship. These approaches result in an optimal balance of energy, cost, environmental, and societal benefits, while still meeting the mission of a Federal agency and the function of the facility or infrastructure. For buildings and facilities, responsible resource management and the assessment of operational impacts encompass the principles of sustainability. Sustainable development aims to meet the needs of the present without compromising future needs. Learn more about the: Benefits of sustainable building design

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Time-domain approach to energy efficiency in high-performance network element design  

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Energy efficiency is a corner stone of sustainability in data center and high-performance networking. However, at present there is a notable structural mismatch between network silicon development targets and network equipment utilization patterns in the field. In particular, some aspects of network energy utilization (eg load-proportional energy consumption) routinely stay out of focus during system design and implementation. Drawing from hands-on research and development in high-speed and grid networking, we identify a novel approach to energy efficiency in network engineering. In this paper, we demonstrate how the problem of efficient network system design can be dissected into smaller sections based on timescales of traffic processing. The newly proposed approach allows R&D efforts to be tightly paired to resources and sustainability targets to improve energy efficiency in many classes of network and telecom devices.

Kharitonov, Daniel

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A natural-language approach to biomimetic design  

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This paper summarizes various aspects of identifying and applying biological analogies in engineering design using a natural-language approach. To avoid the immense as well as potentially biased task of creating a biological database specifically for ... Keywords: Analogical Reasoning, Biologically Inspired Design, Biomimetic Design, Design By Analogy, Natural-Language Approach

L. h. Shu

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Building Basics | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Program Areas » Sustainable Buildings & Campuses » Sustainable Program Areas » Sustainable Buildings & Campuses » Sustainable Building Basics Sustainable Building Basics October 4, 2013 - 4:21pm Addthis Image of the side of a sustainable building Sustainable building design results in energy savings and environment stewardship. Sustainable building design and operation strategies demonstrate a commitment to energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. These approaches result in an optimal balance of energy, cost, environmental, and societal benefits, while still meeting the mission of a Federal agency and the function of the facility or infrastructure. For buildings and facilities, responsible resource management and the assessment of operational impacts encompass the principles of sustainability. Sustainable development aims to meet the needs of the

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Characterization and explanation of the sustainability of the European wood manufacturing industries: A quantitative approach  

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This paper has a twofold purpose. First, to characterize the sustainability of the European wood manufacturing industry. In this way, a ranking of the European countries analyzed in terms of sustainability is established. To undertake this task the sustainability ... Keywords: Econometric models, Goal programming, Indicators, Sustainability, Wood manufacturing industry

Roberto Voces; Luis Diaz-Balteiro; Carlos Romero

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Informing design decisions : an approach to corporate building design  

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This thesis is an investigation into design methodologies. How do we, as designers, prepare ourselves for decision making and evaluate our assumptions and decisions? The intent is to employ this information as a basis for ...

Maxwell, Marc A

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials Design Approaches and Experiences III  

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Alloy Design of 9% Cr Steel for High Efficiency Ultra-Supercritical Power Plants · An ICME ... Power Plants · Design of a Nanocrystalline Alloy Coating for Electrical Connector Applications ... MaterialsGenome®: Building Blocks of Materials.

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October 30, 2008, Visiting Speakers Program - Dow Chemicals Presentation - Dows Approach to Sustainability  

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Catalyst for Change Catalyst for Change Dow's Approach to Sustainability Dr. Susan Butts Sr. Director, External Science & Technology Programs The Dow Chemical Company Office of Health, Safety & Security Visiting Speaker Program US Department of Energy The Power of the Human Element At The Dow Chemical Company, we view chemistry as the work of humanity. We believe the most important element of all is not found on the periodic table, yet is part of every equation for the future. This element is the Human Element. With it, we are more than a chemical company, we are a difference-maker in the world. October 30, 2008 2 3 October 30, 2008 About Dow A science and technology leader with annual sales of $54 billion Founded in 1897 by Herbert H. Supplies plastics and chemical

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An evolutionary approach to wetlands design  

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Wetlands are artificial basins that exploit the capabilities of some species of plants to purify water from pollutants. The design process is currently long and laborious: such vegetated areas are inserted within the basin by trial and error, since there ... Keywords: ecological modelling, evolutionary algorithms, wetlands design

Marco Gaudesi; Andrea Marion; Tommaso Musner; Giovanni Squillero; Alberto Tonda

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive mechanism design: a metalearning approach  

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Auction mechanism design has traditionally been a largely analytic process, relying on assumptions such as fully rational bidders. In practice, however, bidders often exhibit unknown and variable behavior, making them difficult to model and complicating ... Keywords: auctions, machine learning, mechanism design, metalearning

David Pardoe; Peter Stone; Maytal Saar-Tsechansky; Kerem Tomak

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clean Cities Designation Guide: A Resource for Developing, Implementing, and Sustaining Your Clean Cities Coalition  

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Designation Guide Designation Guide A Resource for Developing, Implementing, and Sustaining Your Clean Cities Coalition DOE/GO-102008-2608 April 2008 For more information contact: EERE Information Center 1-877-EERE-INF (1-877-337-3463) www.eere.energy.gov Note: This guide is currently under revision. Please use for planning purposes only. Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned

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Integrated design : a generative multi-performative design approach  

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There are building systems, called "modularized", in which the component systems (for structure, lighting, etc) can be analyzed and synthesized independently since their performance and design do not interact or affect one ...

Fasoulaki, Eleftheria

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Deductive Hardware Design: A Functional Approach  

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The goal of deductive design is the systematic construction of a system implementation starting from its behavioural specification according to formal, provably correct rules. We use Haskell to formulate a functional model of directional, synchronous ...

Bernhard Möller

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BWR fuel design options for self-sustainable Th-{sup 233}U fuel cycle  

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In this work, we investigate a number of fuel assembly design options for a BWR core operating in a closed self-sustainable Th-{sup 233}U fuel cycle. The designs rely on axially heterogeneous fuel assembly structure in order to improve fertile to fissile conversion ratio. One of the main assumptions of the current study was to restrict the fuel assembly geometry to a single axial fissile zone 'sandwiched' between two fertile blanket zones. The main objective was to study the effect of the most important design parameters, such as dimensions of fissile and fertile zones and average void fraction, on the net breeding of {sup 233}U. The main design challenge in this respect is that the fuel breeding potential is at odds with axial power peaking and therefore limits the maximum achievable core power rating. The calculations were performed with BGCore system, which consists of MCNP code coupled with fuel depletion and thermo-hydraulic feedback modules. A single 3-dimensional fuel assembly with reflective radial boundaries was modeled applying simplified restrictions on maximum central line fuel temperature and Critical Power Ratio. It was found that axially heterogeneous fuel assembly design with single fissile zone can potentially achieve net breeding. In this case however, the achievable core power density is roughly one third of the reference BWR core. (authors)

Shaposhnik, Y.; Shwageraus, E. [Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, P. O. B. 653, Beer-Sheva 84105 (Israel); Elias, E. [Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion - Israel Inst. of Technology, Technion city, 32000 Haifa (Israel)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Glass as a Building Element – A Sustainable Approach: A Study of an Existing Academic Building  

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In the aspects of global sustainability, buildings are known to be one of the largest energy consumers. Though sustainable building construction through technological advances is helping in achieving environment friendly buildings, a considerable amount of energy is also being consumed by existing buildings. While many factors at all different stages of building life are responsible for this, the building material is one of the most important considerations. Glass being the most sensitive building material can lead to high energy consumption in the building if used in an improper way. This study takes this factor into account, and tries to investigate the potential of energy savings in buildings through the simple and basic considerations in design. An energy analysis model of an existing academic building in College Station, Texas was developed using Design Builder computer simulation software. This model was then analyzed for the total amount of energy consumption in the base case. The existing building model was then modified by replacing the glass used for external fenestrations. Latest building codes and standards for the site location, glass properties, and parametric simulation results were taken into consideration. Again the model was simulated for annual energy consumption and the results are noted. This formed the first option for the retrofitting scenario. A hypothetical redesign scenario was also established in which the revision of building orientation was taken into consideration. The building was re-oriented to suit the weather conditions and recommendations by Advanced Energy Design Guidelines (30 percent energy savings over ASHRAE Standard 90.1-1999). The building was then simulated for annual energy consumption. A comparative analysis was performed between the three cases and the study concluded by showing 23 percent savings in the annual fuel consumption, 23.35 percent reduction in CO2 emission of the building and 25 percent reduction in annual solar heat gain under Modified case 1. Modified case 2, however, did not show any further savings due to the form of the building (almost square). However, modified case 1 settings emitted 31.8 percent more CO2 over the Energy Star office building in Texas. This methodology sets up a set of guidelines which can be followed while investigating a building for minimum annual energy consumption.

Jori, Swapnil Shriram

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing for Emotional Attachment to Energy Approaching energy as materiality Design exploration: Energy Mementos  

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Designing for Emotional Attachment to Energy Approaching energy as materiality Design exploration: Energy Mementos We have been developing a perspective on energy-as-materiality and employing a designerly approach of materializing energy exploration in order to understand what energy is and how we are and could

Paulos, Eric

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Designing Biological Systems for Sustainability and Programmed Environmental Interface (2011 JGI User Meeting)  

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The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) invited scientists interested in the application of genomics to bioenergy and environmental issues, as well as all current and prospective users and collaborators, to attend the annual DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 22-24, 2011 in Walnut Creek, Calif. The emphasis of this meeting was on the genomics of renewable energy strategies, carbon cycling, environmental gene discovery, and engineering of fuel-producing organisms. The meeting features presentations by leading scientists advancing these topics. Pam Silver of Harvard University gives a presentation on "Designing Biological Systems for Sustainability and Programmed Environmental Interface" at the 6th annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 23, 2011

Silver, Pam [Harvard University

2011-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

94

Performance control for manufacturing sustainability: a cellular neural network-based approach  

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The recent trends in optimisation of sustainability of production processes requires, amongst all the activities, a continuous detection and correction of process behaviours, monitoring those parameters critical to performance. Detection of special causes ... Keywords: associative memories, cellular neural networks, recognition process, statistical process control, sustainable manufacturing

Leonarda Carnimeo; Michele Dassisti

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

A Bayesian experimental design approach to structural health monitoring  

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Optimal system design for SHM involves two primarily challenges. The first is the derivation of a proper performance function for a given system design. The second is the development of an efficient optimization algorithm for choosing a design that maximizes, or nearly maximizes the performance function. In this paper we will outline how an SHM practitioner can construct the proper performance function by casting the entire design problem into a framework of Bayesian experimental design. The approach demonstrates how the design problem necessarily ties together all steps of the SHM process.

Farrar, Charles [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Flynn, Eric [UCSD; Todd, Michael [UCSD

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Approaches to Selecting Design Temperatures for Air-Conditioning  

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Approaches to Selecting Design Temperatures for Air-Conditioning Speaker(s): Eric Peterson Date: July 7, 2005 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar HostPoint of Contact: Philip...

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An agent-based approach for coordinating product design workflows  

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New product development processes in manufacturing organizations are distributed and knowledge-intensive. Such product development processes interleave complex manual and software-enabled design decision-making activities. In current approaches to product ... Keywords: Coordination, Design process plans, Flexible workflow systems, Process integration

Therani Madhusudan

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Knowledge mapping for rapidly evolving domains: A design science approach  

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Knowledge mapping can provide comprehensive depictions of rapidly evolving scientific domains. Taking the design science approach, we developed a Web-based knowledge mapping system (i.e., Nano Mapper) that provides interactive search and analysis on ... Keywords: Design science, Information systems, Knowledge mapping

Yan Dang; Yulei Zhang; Paul Jen-Hwa Hu; Susan A. Brown; Hsinchun Chen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Approaches for Planning and Implementing Sustainable Energy Growth in a Complex World: Preprint  

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The subject of sustainable energy development has been widely discussed and debated in recent years. However, despite widespread interest, progress toward this goal has been limited. This paper will build on current thinking related to sustainable development, energy forecasting, and complexity theory and show how past roadmapping methodologies fall short. While proposing ways of thinking about our responses to global changes, we consider how we can create and discover the pathways through those unpredictable changes toward high global renewables penetration.

Snyder, N.; Schwab, A.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

The city design and the new Urban Revolution : conceptualizing catalytic, sustainable development in Mexico's second tier  

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What is the present role of technical change - particularly change in integrated Information-Communication Technology (ICT) - in facilitating sustainable urbanism in the developing world? Technological advancements are ...

Albericci, Allison N. (Allison Nicole)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS A Research Summary for Decision Makers  

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Optimal Design of Sustainable Cellulosic Biofuel Supply Chains: Multiobjective Optimization Coupled of the sustainable biofuel supply chains. The proposed approach is illustrated through two case studies for the state of Illinois. Key words: planning, biofuel supply chain, sustainability, life cycle analysis, input- output

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The Co Design Architecture for Exascale Systems, a Novel Approach for Scalable Designs  

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High performance computing (HPC) has begun scaling beyond the Petaflop range towards the Exaflop (1000 Petaflops) mark. One of the major concerns throughout the development toward such performance capability is scalability both at the system level and the application layer. In this paper we present a novel approach for a new design concept the Co Design approach with enables a tighter development of both the application communication libraries and the underlying hardware interconnect solution in order to overcome scalability issues and to enable a more efficient design approach towards Exascale computing. We have suggested a new application programing interface and have demonstrated a 50x improvement of performance and scalability increases.

Kagan, Michael [Mellanox Technologies, Inc.; Shainer, Gilad [Mellanox Technologies, Inc.; Poole, Stephen W [ORNL; Shamis, Pavel [ORNL; Wilde, Todd [Mellanox Technologies, Inc.; Pak, Lui [Mellanox Technologies, Inc.; Liu, Tong [Mellanox Technologies, Inc.; Dubman, Mike [Mellanox Technologies, Inc.; Shahar, Yiftah [Mellanox Technologies, Inc.; Graham, Richard L [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Bayesian network approach for assessing the sustainability of coastal lakes in New South Wales, Australia  

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Coastal lakes are ecosystems of significant value generating many ecological, social and economic benefits. Increasing demands resulting from urban development and other human activities within coastal lake catchments have the potential to result in ... Keywords: Bayesian network, Coastal lakes, Decision support, Environmental management, Integrated assessment, Pathogens, Sustainability

Jenifer L. Ticehurst; Lachlan T. H. Newham; David Rissik; Rebecca A. Letcher; Anthony J. Jakeman

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Temporal data mining approaches for sustainable chiller management in data centers  

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Practically every large IT organization hosts data centers---a mix of computing elements, storage systems, networking, power, and cooling infrastructure---operated either in-house or outsourced to major vendors. A significant element of modern data centers ... Keywords: Data centers, chillers, clustering, frequent episodes, motifs, sustainability

Debprakash Patnaik; Manish Marwah; Ratnesh K. Sharma; Naren Ramakrishnan

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Localized design-manufacture for Developing Countries : a methodology for creating culturally sustainable architecture  

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Can improved technology uptake in developing countries promote cultural sustainability and enable the production of endogenous solutions for development? This thesis, which focuses on technology dissemination for the benefit ...

Peinovich, Ella

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

The design of effective policies for the promotion of sustainable construction materials  

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This research explores the associated effects of policy tools employed to promote sustainable building materials. By comparing the original motivations and intended effects of these policies and their actual outcome, and ...

Kua, Harn Wei, 1971-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Building voluntary sustainability : how urban design can promote care for ecological systems  

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Human behavior is, in aggregate present state, unsustainable by the ecosystem of the earth. This thesis develops a behavior change model of how societies can move from unsustainable to sustainable behavior, and, because ...

Markel, Christina Paige Buist

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

The design of sustainable wireless sensor network node using solar energy and phase change memory  

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Sustainability of wireless sensor network (WSN) is crucial to its economy and efficiency. While previous works have focused on solving the energy source limitation through solar energy harvesting, we reveal in this paper that sensor node's lifespan could ...

Ping Zhou, Youtao Zhang, Jun Yang

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative Design Approaches for Large Wind Turbine Blades  

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The primary goal of the WindPACT Blade System Design Study (BSDS) was investigation and evaluation of design and manufacturing issues for wind turbine blades in the one to ten megawatt size range. The initial project task was to assess the fundamental physical and manufacturing issues that govern and constrain large blades and entails three basic elements: (1) a parametric scaling study to assess blade structure using current technology, (2) an economic study of the cost to manufacture, transport, and install large blades, and (3) identification of promising innovative design approaches that show potential for overcoming fundamental physical and manufacturing constraints. This report discusses several innovative design approaches and their potential for blade cost reduction. During this effort we reviewed methods for optimizing the blade cross-section to improve structural and manufacturing characteristics. We also analyzed and compared a number of composite materials and evaluated their relative merits for use in large wind turbine blades in the range from 30 meters to 70 meters. The results have been summarized in dimensional and non-dimensional format to aid in interpretation. These results build upon earlier parametric and blade cost studies, which were used as a guide for the innovative design approaches explored here.

ASHWILL, THOMAS D.

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Approaches to Selecting Design Temperatures for Air-Conditioning  

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Approaches to Selecting Design Temperatures for Air-Conditioning Approaches to Selecting Design Temperatures for Air-Conditioning Speaker(s): Eric Peterson Date: July 7, 2005 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Philip Haves Edward A. Arens The presentation will describe and compare the methods of determining cooling design conditions used by ASHRAE and the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Heating. A case study based on weather data for Brisbane will be used to illustrate the issues that arise. One issue is the usefulness of the 3-hourly temperature observations archived in International Weather Office records compared to the hourly observations required by the ASHRAE method. Another issue is the use of daily maxima, which have been archived for over 100 years at many Australian locations. Daily data can easily be used to find trends

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Innovative design approaches for large wind turbine blades : final report.  

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The goal of the Blade System Design Study (BSDS) was investigation and evaluation of design and manufacturing issues for wind turbine blades in the one to ten megawatt size range. A series of analysis tasks were completed in support of the design effort. We began with a parametric scaling study to assess blade structure using current technology. This was followed by an economic study of the cost to manufacture, transport and install large blades. Subsequently we identified several innovative design approaches that showed potential for overcoming fundamental physical and manufacturing constraints. The final stage of the project was used to develop several preliminary 50m blade designs. The key design impacts identified in this study are: (1) blade cross-sections, (2) alternative materials, (3) IEC design class, and (4) root attachment. The results show that thick blade cross-sections can provide a large reduction in blade weight, while maintaining high aerodynamic performance. Increasing blade thickness for inboard sections is a key method for improving structural efficiency and reducing blade weight. Carbon/glass hybrid blades were found to provide good improvements in blade weight, stiffness, and deflection when used in the main structural elements of the blade. The addition of carbon resulted in modest cost increases and provided significant benefits, particularly with respect to deflection. The change in design loads between IEC classes is quite significant. Optimized blades should be designed for each IEC design class. A significant portion of blade weight is related to the root buildup and metal hardware for typical root attachment designs. The results show that increasing the number of blade fasteners has a positive effect on total weight, because it reduces the required root laminate thickness.

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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What Facilities and Planning is doing for Sustainability... New campus buildings are designed to LEED green standards for the following essential elements  

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What Facilities and Planning is doing for Sustainability... New campus buildings are designed to LEED green standards for the following essential elements for health and livability: Sustainability been submitted for potential Platinum level LEED award. Facilities Project Managers ensure that up

Bertini, Robert L.

113

Domestic food and sustainable design: a study of university student cooking and its impacts  

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In four university student kitchens over twenty-one days, we captured participants' food preparation activity, quantified the greenhouse gas emissions and direct energy connected to the food and cooking, and talked to participants about their food practices. ... Keywords: energy, everyday life, food, greenhouse gas, practices, sustainability

Adrian K. Clear; Mike Hazas; Janine Morley; Adrian Friday; Oliver Bates

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Imprint, a Community Visualization of Printer Data: Designing for Open-ended Engagement on Sustainability  

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are subject to storage, tracking, and monitoring. However, in many contexts, authority figures such as system data. Author Keywords Information radiator, sustainability, casual information visualization, privacy processing. INTRODUCTION The modern world is full of traces, ways in which human activity, either individual

Stasko, John T.

115

"We've bin watching you": designing for reflection and social persuasion to promote sustainable lifestyles  

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BinCam is a social persuasive system to motivate reflection and behavioral change in the food waste and recycling habits of young adults. The system replaces an existing kitchen refuse bin and automatically logs disposed of items through digital images ... Keywords: behavioral change, persuasive, reflection, social networks, social persuasion, sustainable HCI, technology

Anja Thieme; Rob Comber; Julia Miebach; Jack Weeden; Nicole Kraemer; Shaun Lawson; Patrick Olivier

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Preliminary gas turbine combustor design using a network approach  

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The preliminary design process of a gas turbine combustor often involves the use of cumbersome, geometry restrictive semi-empirical models. The objective of this analysis is the development of a versatile design tool for gas turbine combustors, able to model all conceivable combustor types. A network approach is developed that divides the flow into a number of independent semi-empirical subflows. A pressure-correction methodology solves the continuity equation and a pressure-drop/flow rate relationship. The development of a full conjugate heat transfer model allows the calculation of flame tube heat loss in the presence of cooling films, annulus heat addition, and flame tube feature heat pick-up. A constrained equilibrium calculation, incorporating mixing and recirculation models, simulates combustion processes. Comparison of airflow results to a well-validated combustor design code showed close agreement. The versatility of the network solver is illustrated with comparisons to experimental data from a reverse flow combustor.

Stuttaford, P.J.; Rubini, P.A. [Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom). School of Mechanical Engineering

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

A General Approach to Nuclear Fission Sustainability and the Need for Specific Solutions. A Case Study on a New Coolant  

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Education, Economics, and Sustainability / Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems

Mireia Piera; Antonio Lafuente; Jose M. Martinez-Val

118

Designing Soybeans for the 21st Century MarketsCh 15 High-Oleic, Low-Saturate Soybeans Offer a Sustainable and Nutritionally Enhanced Solution for Food Applications  

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Designing Soybeans for the 21st Century Markets Ch 15 High-Oleic, Low-Saturate Soybeans Offer a Sustainable and Nutritionally Enhanced Solution for Food Applications Biofuels and Bioproducts and Biodiesel Food Science Health Nutrition Bi

119

Using a change-management approach to promote customer-centered design  

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Future business success is strongly linked to establishing and sustaining a superior customer experience. Through an internal company wide initiative called ìTotal Customer Experience,î Hewlett-Packard (HP) has focused on the delivery of ... Keywords: business case, change-management, customer experience, experience design, organizational change, organizational culture, process improvement, product design, tape drive, user experience, user-centered design

Stephen Sato; Andrew Panton

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Sustainability Goals  

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Sustainability Goals Sustainability Goals We support and encourage energy conservation and environmental sustainability. Energy Conservation Efficient Water Use & Management...

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Implementing Performance-Based Sustainability Requirements for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard – Key Design Elements and Policy Considerations  

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for a Sustainable Use of Bioenergy on a Global Scale:Sustainability Criteria for Bioenergy (Draft version): Ifeucertification. Biomass and Bioenergy Wiegmann, Kirsten,

Yeh, Sonia; Sumner, Daniel A.; Kaffka, Stephen R.; Ogden, J; Jenkins, Bryan M.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Federal Energy Management Program: High-Performance Sustainable Building  

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High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations New construction and major renovations to existing buildings offer Federal agencies opportunities to create sustainable high-performance buildings. High-performance buildings can incorporate energy-efficient designs, sustainable siting and materials, and renewable energy technologies along with other innovative strategies. Also see Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings. Performance-Based Design Build Typically, architects, engineers, and project managers consider the potential to build a high-performance building to be limited by the initial cost. A different approach-performance-based design build-makes high performance the priority, from start to finish. Contracts are developed that focus on both limiting construction costs and meeting performance targets. The approach is not a source of funding, but rather a strategy to make the most out of limited, appropriated, funds.

123

Y-12 Site Sustainability Plan  

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The accomplishments to date and the long-range planning of the Y-12 Energy Management and Sustainability and Stewardship programs support the DOE and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) vision for a commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability and to achievement of the Guiding Principles. Specifically, the Y-12 vision is to support the Environment, Safety and Health Policy and the DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP) while promoting overall sustainability and reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Table ES.2 gives a comprehensive overview of Y-12's performance status and planned actions. B&W Y-12's Energy Management mission is to incorporate renewable energy and energy efficient technologies site-wide and to position Y-12 to meet NNSA energy requirement needs through 2025 and beyond. During FY 2011, the site formed a sustainability team (Fig. ES.1). The sustainability team provides a coordinated approach to meeting the various sustainability requirements and serves as a forum for increased communication and consistent implementation of sustainability activities at Y-12. The sustainability team serves as an information exchange mechanism to promote general awareness of sustainability information, while providing a system to document progress and to identify resources. These resources are necessary to implement activities that support the overall goals of sustainability, including reducing the use of resources and conserving energy. Additionally, the team's objectives include: (1) Foster a Y-12-wide philosophy to conserve resources; (2) Reduce the impacts of production operations in a cost-effective manner; (3) Increase materials recycling; (4) Use a minimum amount of energy and fuel; (5) Create a minimum of waste and pollution in achieving Y-12-strategic objectives; (6) Develop and implement techniques, technologies, process modifications, and programs that support sustainable acquisition; (7) Minimize the impacts to resources, including energy/fuel, water, waste, pesticides, and pollution generation; (8) Incorporate sustainable design principles into the design and construction of facility upgrades, new facilities, and infrastructure; and (9) Comply with federal and state regulations, executive orders, and DOE requirements. Y-12 is working to communicate its sustainment vision through procedural, engineering, operational, and management practices. The site will make informed decisions based on the application of the five Guiding Principles for HPSBs to the maximum extent possible.

Sherry, T. D.; Kohlhorst, D. P.; Little, S. K.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Lighting networks: A new approach for designing lighting algorithms  

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In the past, new global illumination algorithms have usually been designed as a single module that was responsible for the simulation of all aspects of illumination in a scene. A recently developed alternative is the design of small and specialized algorithms (lighting operators) together with an infrastructure for creating more complex algorithms by connecting these building blocks--the Lighting Network. In this paper, we discuss the benefits of the Lighting Network approach for designing new and improved global illumination algorithms. Lighting Networks not only provide a flexible infrastructure for new algorithms, they also support a better theoretic understanding of the lighting simulation process. We show that a small number of global light propagation operators already provides the basis for creating many of todays illumination algorithms. Their illumination results are converted into more suitable representations by purely local conversion operators that are specific to an illumination algorithm. Varying the composition of these operators and introducing new elements allows us to create and explore the benefits of new simulation algorithms. We demonstrate the potential of Lighting Networks with several examples, implementing a diverse set of algorithms, such as density estimation, irradiance gradients, and a composite lighting simulation.

Philipp Slusallek; Marc Stamminger; Hans-Peter Seidel

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Design, sustainability and Australian mass-market fashion : three case studies.  

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??The production of fashion garments has negative environmental and social impacts that can potentially be reduced through decisions made in the design process. This research… (more)

Payne, Alice Ruth

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Flexibility in building design : a real options approach and valuation methodology to address risk  

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This research develops an approach to designing and valuing flexible systems subject to identified future uncertainties. The approach addresses two shortcomings of current design and decision-making practices that are ...

Greden, Lara V. (Lara Virginia), 1977-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Sustaining tradition : design for a contemporary Thai house in northern Bangkok  

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This thesis explores and documents the evolution of a Thai house, which has transformed drastically over the years to meet changes in social aspiration. The result of this investigation had generated the design principles ...

Kanisthakhon, Bundit, 1971-

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 6: Refrigeration Process Control: A Formal Design Approach 111 66.. RREEFFRRIIGGEERRAATTIIOONN PPRROOCCEESSSS  

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Chapter 6: Refrigeration Process Control: A Formal Design Approach 111 66 are summarised in Table 6.1 below. #12;Chapter 6: Refrigeration Process Control: A Formal Design Approach 112 on #12;Chapter 6: Refrigeration Process Control: A Formal Design Approach 113 the steady state gain

Skogestad, Sigurd

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Chapter 5: Refrigeration Process Control: A Pragmatic Design Approach 75 55.. RREEFFRRIIGGEERRAATTIIOONN PPRROOCCEESSSS  

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Chapter 5: Refrigeration Process Control: A Pragmatic Design Approach 75 55. #12;Chapter 5: Refrigeration Process Control: A Pragmatic Design Approach 76 This leaves up to three from a different perspective #12;Chapter 5: Refrigeration Process Control: A Pragmatic Design Approach

Skogestad, Sigurd

130

Undergraduate design or research project available: Sustainable Energy Cookstove Producing Biochar: Modeling and Optimization  

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and biomass manage- ment approach: biochar agriculture for environmental management. 28.2 Terra Preta of large amounts of biochar (also called charcoal, biomass-derived black carbon or pyrogenic carbon) in ADE on the macromolecular composition derived from biochar (Solomon et al. 2007). The high stability of biochar has been

Hui, Chung-Yuen

131

Opportunities for sustainable design and operation of cleanspaces: A case study on minienvironment system performance  

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In order to identify and pursue energy efficiency opportunities associated with cleanrooms, it is necessary to understand the design and operation of cleanroom systems for specific contamination control requirements. With the industrial trend toward more stringent cleanliness class and tightening clean spaces, it is vital to understand the design of minienvironment and the operational performance of its systems. A good understanding of such system performance would help to identify opportunities in efficient energy end-use and wise allocation of resources associated with processes or productions that require minienvironments and cleanrooms. This report summarizes a case study on energy performance of a common minienvironment used in semiconductor industry, and discusses the opportunities in saving energy, in particular, the opportunities in achieving efficient operation and design that entails applications of minienvironments.

Xu, Tengfang

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient System Design and Sustainable Finance for China's Village Electrification Program: Preprint  

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This paper describes a joint effort of the Institute for Electrical Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IEE), and the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to support China's rural electrification program. This project developed a design tool that provides guidelines both for off-grid renewable energy system designs and for cost-based tariff and finance schemes to support them. This tool was developed to capitalize on lessons learned from the Township Electrification Program that preceded the Village Electrification Program. We describe the methods used to develop the analysis, some indicative results, and the planned use of the tool in the Village Electrification Program.

Ma, S.; Yin, H.; Kline, D. M.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient System Design and Sustainable Finance for China's Village Electrification Program: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes a joint effort of the Institute for Electrical Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IEE), and the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to support China's rural electrification program. This project developed a design tool that provides guidelines both for off-grid renewable energy system designs and for cost-based tariff and finance schemes to support them. This tool was developed to capitalize on lessons learned from the Township Electrification Program that preceded the Village Electrification Program. We describe the methods used to develop the analysis, some indicative results, and the planned use of the tool in the Village Electrification Program.

Ma, S.; Yin, H.; Kline, D. M.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Implementing Performance-Based Sustainability Requirements for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard – Key Design Elements and Policy Considerations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

biomass or feedstock, the strictness of sustainability criteria, the country of study, the reference situation, the price

Yeh, Sonia; Sumner, Daniel A.; Kaffka, Stephen R.; Ogden, J; Jenkins, Bryan M.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Sustainable Carbon Sequestration: Increasing CO2-Storage Efficiency through a CO2-Brine Displacement Approach  

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CO2 sequestration is one of the proposed methods for reducing anthropogenic CO2 emissions to the atmosphere and therefore mitigating global climate change. Few studies on storing CO2 in an aquifer have been conducted on a regional scale. This study offers a conceptual approach to increasing the storage efficiency of CO2 injection in saline formations and investigates what an actual CO2 storage project might entail using field data for the Woodbine aquifer in East Texas. The study considers three aquifer management strategies for injecting CO2 emissions from nearby coal-fired power plants into the Woodbine aquifer. The aquifer management strategies studied are bulk CO2 injection, and two CO2-brine displacement strategies. A conceptual model performed with homogeneous and average reservoir properties reveals that bulk injection of CO2 pressurizes the aquifer, has a storage efficiency of 0.46% and can only last for 20 years without risk of fracturing the CO2 injection wells. The CO2-brine displacement strategy can continue injecting CO2 for as many as 240 years until CO2 begins to break through in the production wells. This offers 12 times greater CO2 storage efficiency than the bulk injection strategy. A full field simulation with a geological model based on existing aquifer data validates the storage capacity claims made by the conceptual model. A key feature in the geological model is the Mexia-Talco fault system that serves as a likely boundary between the saline aquifer region suitable for CO2 storage and an updip fresh water region. Simulation results show that CO2 does not leak into the fresh water region of the iv aquifer after 1000 years of monitoring if the faults have zero transmissibility, but a negligible volume of brine eventually gets through the mostly sealing fault system as pressure across the faults slowly equilibrates during the monitoring period. However, for fault transmissibilities of 0.1 and 1, both brine and CO2 leak into the fresh water aquifer in increasing amounts for both bulk injection and CO2-brine displacement strategies. In addition, brine production wells draw some fresh water into the saline aquifer if the Mexia-Talco fault system is not sealing. A CO2 storage project in the Woodbine aquifer would impact as many as 15 counties with high-pressure CO2 pipelines stretching as long as 875 km from the CO2 source to the injection site. The required percentage of power plant energy capacity was 7.43% for bulk injection, 7.9% for the external brine disposal case, and 10.2% for the internal saturated brine injection case. The estimated total cost was $0.00132–$0.00146/kWh for the bulk injection, $0.00191–$0.00211/kWh for the external brine disposal case, and $0.0019–$0.00209/kWh for the internal saturated brine injection case.

Akinnikawe, Oyewande

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

An integrated approach to algorithmic design and environmental analysis  

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This paper describes the motivation and design of DesignScript, an end-user domain-specific programming language for algorithmic architectural and geometric design. Furthermore, the integration and use of DesignScript within the context of an environmental ... Keywords: design computation, end-user programming, environmental analysis, geometric modelling

Robert Aish; Andrew Marsh

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Heavy metal inventory and fuel sustainability of recycling TRU in FBR design  

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Nuclear fuel materials from spent fuel of light water reactors have a potential to be used for destructive devices with very huge energy release or in the same time, it can be utilized as a peaceful energy or civil applications, for generating electricity, desalination of water, medical application and others applications. Several research activities showed some recycled spent fuel can be used as additional fuel loading for increasing fuel breeding capability as well as improving intrinsic aspect of nuclear non-proliferation. The present investigation intends to evaluate the composition of heavy metals inventories and fuel breeding capability in the FBR design based on the loaded fuel of light water reactor (LWR) spent fuel (SF) of 33 GWd/t with 5 years cooling time by adopting depletion code of ORIGEN. Whole core analysis of FBR design is performed by adopting and coupling codes such as SLAROM code, JOINT and CITATION codes. Nuclear data library, JFS-3-J-3.2R which is based on the JENDL 3.2 has been used for nuclear data analysis. JSFR design is the basis design reference which basically adopted 800 days cycle length for 4 batches system. Higher inventories of plutonium of MOX fuel and TRU fuel types at equilibrium composition than initial composition have been shown. Minor actinide (MA) inventory compositions obtain a different inventory trends at equilibrium composition for both fuel types. Higher Inventory of MA is obtained by MOX fuel and less MA inventory for TRU fuel at equilibrium composition than initial composition. Some different MA inventories can be estimated from the different inventory trend of americium (Am). Higher americium inventory for MOX fuel and less americium inventory for TRU fuel at equilibrium condition. Breeding ratio of TRU fuel is relatively higher compared with MOX fuel type. It can be estimated from relatively higher production of Pu-238 (through converted MA) in TRU fuel, and Pu-238 converts through neutron capture to produce Pu-239. Higher breeding ratio of MOX fuel and TRU fuel types at equilibrium condition are estimated from converted fertile material during reactor operation into fissile material of plutonium such as converted uranium fuel (converted U-238 into Pu-239) or additional converted fuel from MA into Pu-238 and changes into Pu-239 by capturing neutron. Loading LWR SF gives better fuel breeding capability and increase inventory of MA for doping material of MOX fuel; however, it requires more supply MA inventory for TRU fuel type.

Permana, Sidik; Suzuki, Mitsutoshi; Su'ud, Zaki [Department of Science and Technology for Nuclear Material Management (STNM), Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), 2-4 Shirane, Shirakata, Tokai Mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195 Nuclear Physics and Bio (Indonesia); Department of Science and Technology for Nuclear Material Management (STNM), Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), 2-4 Shirane, Shirakata, Tokai Mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Nuclear Physics and Bio Physics Research Group, Department of Physics, Bandung Institute of Technology, Gedung Fisika, Jl. Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132 (Indonesia)

2012-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

138

Sustainability Portal  

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NIST Home > Sustainability Portal. Sustainability Portal. Programs and Projects. Smart Grid Program ... Precision Timing for Smart Grid Systems ...

2013-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

139

Green food through green food: a human centered design approach to green food technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

"Real sustainability will only be possible by consuming less." A ubiquitous computing path to consume less while improving health is to help us consume less processed food (60-70% of US/UK diet) in favor of whole food. The paper shows both the ... Keywords: design, food, health, processed food

m.c. schraefel

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Sustainable Buildings and Campuses | Department of Energy  

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and Campuses and Campuses Sustainable Buildings and Campuses October 4, 2013 - 4:18pm Addthis Sustainable Buildings and Campuses The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides strategies, best practices, and resources to help Federal agencies implement sustainable design practices within Federal buildings and facilities. Learn about: Sustainable building design basics Federal requirements Sustainability for existing buildings Sustainable design for new construction and major renovations Life cycle cost analysis for sustainability Energy security planning Case studies Interagency Sustainability Working Group. Also see Sustainable Building Contacts. Addthis Related Articles Energy Department Training Breaks New Ground Sustainable Building Contacts Commissioning Training Available

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Organizational Sustainability | Department of Energy  

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Services » Outreach & Collaboration » Organizational Services » Outreach & Collaboration » Organizational Sustainability Organizational Sustainability About Organizational Sustainability Sustainability - a recognized business approach The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) is researching the concept of sustainability as one part of its efforts to ensure the Department's continuing effectiveness in reliably achieving its mission in an increasingly global and diverse business climate. Sustainability allows senior executives to capture a full and integrated view of diverse and complex organizations factoring in the economic, safety, environmental, and social needs. The relevance of sustainability is reflected in various manifestations in corporate business. For example, Dow Jones recognizes sustainability as an investable

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Enhancing Resource Sustainability by Transforming Urban and Suburban Transportation  

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of such systems on sustainability. Dual-mode systems havequality of life and sustainability. This approach may thusbetween society and sustainability. From the Strüngmann

Delucchi, Mark

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Implementing Performance-Based Sustainability Requirements for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard – Key Design Elements and Policy Considerations  

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W. Wilhelm. 2008. Sustainable Biofuels Redux. Science 322 (Dileep K. Birur. 2008. Biofuels for all? Understanding theof carbon labels for biofuels in the UK. London, UK: Home

Yeh, Sonia; Sumner, Daniel A.; Kaffka, Stephen R.; Ogden, J; Jenkins, Bryan M.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Flexible design : an innovative approach for planning water infrastructure systems under uncertainty  

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This thesis develops a framework for a flexible design approach to support decision-making in water supply infrastructure planning. It contrasts with a conventional, deterministic planning approach that uses past data or ...

Wong, Melanie Kathleen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

A system theoretic approach to design safety into medical device  

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The goal of this thesis is to investigate and demonstrate the application of a systems approach to medical device safety in China. Professor Leveson has developed an accident modeling framework called STAMP (Systems Theoretic ...

Song, Qingyang S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Investigation of energy efficient approaches for the energy performance improvement of commercial buildings.  

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??Energy efficiency of buildings is attracting significant attention from the research community as the world is moving towards sustainable buildings design. Energy efficient approaches are… (more)

Hasan, M. Mahmudul

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Stochastic approaches for solving Rapid Transit Network Design ...  

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the estimation of the future demand will have in the design of new rapid transit ... is based on the current mobility patterns for which a new infrastructure does not.

148

CMOS RF power amplifier design approaches for wireless communications  

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and R. H. Johnston, “Transformer coupled stacked FET powerpower amplifier design using the distributed active-transformerpower amplifier with four push–pull amplifiers and 2.3: Distributed active transformer

Pornpromlikit, Sataporn

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Approaches to mechanism design with boundedly rational agents  

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This dissertation ties together three papers on mechanism design with boundedly rational agents. These papers explore theoretically whether, and to what extent, limitations on agents' ability to strategically misrepresent ...

Carroll, Gabriel D. (Gabriel Drew)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Sustainability watch  

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With the December 2010 issue, inform begins a new column, featuring some of the latest news and research on sustainability. Sustainability watch Inform Magazine Inform Archives Sustainability watch With this issue, infor

151

A hybrid evolutionary programming approach for optimal worst case tolerance design of magnetic devices  

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This paper presents a hybrid evolutionary programming approach to solve the worst case tolerance design problem (WCTDP) in magnetic devices. The hybrid algorithm is formed by a basic evolutionary programming approach, mixed with a gradient-guided local ... Keywords: Evolutionary programming, Hybrid algorithms, Tolerance analysis, Tolerance design

Sancho Salcedo-Sanz; Angel M. PéRez-Bellido; Emilio G. Ortiz-GarcíA; Jose A. Portilla-Figueras; Silvia JiméNez-FernáNdez

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Implementing Performance-Based Sustainability Requirements for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard – Key Design Elements and Policy Considerations  

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The UK-RTFO set targets for biofuels of at least 40% GHGtargets suggest that more of the sustainability concern for biofuels andbiofuels in California, the California Biomass Collaborative (CBC) established targets

Yeh, Sonia; Sumner, Daniel A.; Kaffka, Stephen R.; Ogden, J; Jenkins, Bryan M.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Sustainability Support  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Sustainability Support serves as a corporate technical assistance, coordination, and integration resource to support line organizations in the resolution of sustainability issues and management concerns.

154

Sustainable Transport  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

THOUGHT PIECE Sustainable Transport by Melvin M. Webberwant to sustain any mode of transport only if we judge it todraconian in rejecting transport modes that have failed in

Webber, Melvin

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Linking science with environmental decision making: Experiences from an integrated modeling approach to supporting sustainable water resources management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The call for more effective integration of science and decision making is ubiquitous in environmental management. While scientists often complain that their input is ignored by decision makers, the latter have also expressed dissatisfaction that critical ... Keywords: Decision support, Integrated modeling, Scenario analysis, Sustainability, Water resources management

Yuqiong Liu; Hoshin Gupta; Everett Springer; Thorsten Wagener

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Gaussian sum approach with optimal experiment design for neural network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

System identification is a discipline for construction of mathematical models of stochastic systems based on measured experimental data. Significant role in the system identification plays a selection of input signal which influences quality of obtained ... Keywords: multi-layer perceptron network, nonlinear parameters estimation, optimal experiment design, probability density function, system identification

Pavel Hering; Miroslav Šimandl

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

A user-oriented approach to systems design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The most serious problems in advancing the use of computer-based systems are described as organizational instead of technical. The operations of a computer department are examined to show how the relationship between computer users and professionals ... Keywords: Computer operations, Conflict reduction, Data processing management, Systems analysis, Systems design, User-orientation

Henry C. Lucas, Jr.

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Single Component Sorption-Desorption Test Experimental Design Approach Discussions  

SciTech Connect

A task was identified within the fission-product-transport work package to develop a path forward for doing testing to determine behavior of volatile fission products behavior and to engage members of the NGNP community to advise and dissent on the approach. The following document is a summary of the discussions and the specific approaches suggested for components of the testing. Included in the summary isare the minutes of the conference call that was held with INL and external interested parties to elicit comments on the approaches brought forward by the INL participants. The conclusion was that an initial non-radioactive, single component test will be useful to establish the limits of currently available chemical detection methods, and to evaluated source-dispersion uniformity. In parallel, development of a real-time low-concentration monitoring method is believed to be useful in detecting rapid dispersion as well as desorption phenomena. Ultimately, the test cycle is expected to progress to the use of radio-traced species, simply because this method will allow the lowest possible detection limits. The consensus of the conference call was that there is no need for an in-core test because the duct and heat exchanger surfaces that will be the sorption target will be outside the main neutron flux and will not be affected by irradiation. Participants in the discussion and contributors to the INL approach were Jeffrey Berg, Pattrick Calderoni, Gary Groenewold, Paul Humrickhouse, Brad Merrill, and Phil Winston. Participants from outside the INL included David Hanson of General Atomics, Todd Allen, Tyler Gerczak, and Izabela Szlufarska of the University of Wisconsin, Gary Was, of the University of Michigan, Sudarshan Loyalka and Tushar Ghosh of the University of Missouri, and Robert Morris of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Phil WInston

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

General system architecture for BIM: An integrated approach for design and analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the significant benefits of Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the ability to effectively use analysis and evaluation programs during design, as feedback. However, the current dominant approach to analysis and evaluation of design proposals ... Keywords: Automated building analysis, BIM integration, Building Information Modeling, Conceptual building design, Model View Definition

Paola Sanguinetti; Sherif Abdelmohsen; JaeMin Lee; JinKook Lee; Hugo Sheward; Chuck Eastman

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

A general framework for the manufacturing workstation design optimization: a combined ergonomic and operational approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A general framework for the effective design, or re-design, of manufacturing workstations under a combined ergonomic and operational optimization approach is presented. This general framework must be regarded as a method for facilitating and supporting ... Keywords: digital human modelling and simulation (DHMS), production/ manufacturing systems, workstations design

David Del Rio Vilas, Francesco Longo, Nadia Rego Monteil

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Analysis and Design of New Harmonic Mitigation Approaches  

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Numerous approaches have been proposed in order to resolve the problems of current harmonics in electrical distribution systems. The rapid development of power semiconductors along with the revolutionary advances on microprocessors consolidated the motor drives industry and with it a massive proliferation of non-linear loads. It was thought that these very same technological advances would trigger an explosive development of harmonic solutions based on power electronics. Moreover, the introduction of the instantaneous active and reactive power theory or the so-called p, q theory which simplifies and gives more robustness to the control strategies of active filters reinforced this idea. Three decades have passed since the first IGBT was introduced in early 1980s, and active harmonic solutions are not the first choice to solve harmonic pollution in electrical distribution systems, mainly due to the high cost and the perception of low reliability. Given this scenario, in this work two main approaches are explored. First, the combination of an asymmetric 18-pulse rectifier with a reduced KVA active harmonic filter to improve the performance under abnormal utility conditions. Second, an interleaved active harmonic filter using multiple inverters connected in parallel at the ac and dc size, which will allow for higher power ratings and power density increase. The performance issues of the asymmetric 18-pulse rectifier under unbalanced voltage and pre-existing harmonic components are analyzed, as well as the current distortion improvement, achieved when an active power filter is introduced. On the other hand, the high frequency harmonic cancellation when interleaved inverters are used, the circulation of zero-sequence current and the impact of interleaving on dc bus capacitor are analyzed. Finally, some methods to mitigate the low frequency circulating currents based on eliminating the zero-sequence component, and the introduction of common mode inductors to reduce the high frequency circulating current are studied. Without a doubt the search for new cost-effective topologies able to reach broader power levels and voltage ranges will continue emerging giving more alternatives to users. Moreover, extensive research on wide band gap devices such as Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN), with which it is possible to reach higher voltage breakdown and at least an order-of-magnitude lower switching losses, makes the future more promising for active solutions.

Aeloiza Matus, Eddy 1972-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Federal Energy Management Program: Benefits of Sustainable Building...  

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Benefits of Sustainable Building Design to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Benefits of Sustainable Building Design on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy...

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Federal Energy Management Program: Benefits of Sustainable Building...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Benefits of Sustainable Building Design The application of sustainable building design not only helps Federal facilities meet laws and regulations, it also provides them with many...

164

A module-level three-stage approach to the evolutionary design of sequential logic circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, we propose a module-level three-stage approach (TSA) to optimize the evolutionary design for synchronous sequential circuits. TSA has a three stages process, involving a genetic algorithm (GA), a pre-evolution, and a re-evolution. In the ... Keywords: Data mining, Evolutionary approach, Frequently evolved blocks, Module-level, Redundant states, Sequential circuits, Three-stage

Yanyun Tao; Yuzhen Zhang; Jian Cao; Yalong Huang

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Sustainable Buildings | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Buildings Buildings Sustainable Buildings Mission The team evaluates and incorporates the requirements for sustainable buildings as defined in Executive Order (EO) 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management, and (EO) 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, and DOE Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability, and approved by LM. The team advocates the use of sustainable building practices. Scope The team evaluates how to locate, design, construct, maintain, and operate its buildings and facilities in a resource-efficient, sustainable, and economically viable manner, consistent with its mission. The team provides a process to evaluate sustainable building practices for any new construction, major renovation, and existing capital asset buildings in

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Lloyd Crossing Sustainable Urban Design Plan and Catalyst Project - Portland, Oregon [2005 EDRA/Places Award -- Planning  

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Urban Design Plan and Catalyst Project—Portland, Oregonsensitivity. The associated Catalyst Project attempts toUrban Design Plan and Catalyst Project—Jury Comments Brager:

Hayter, Jason Alexander

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

A strategy-centric approach to the design of end-user debugging tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

End-user programmers' code is notoriously buggy. This problem is amplified by the increasing complexity of end users' programs. To help end users catch errors early and reliably, we employ a novel approach for the design of end-user debugging tools: ... Keywords: debugging strategies, debugging tools, end-user software engineering, tool design

Valentina I. Grigoreanu; Margaret M. Burnett; George G. Robertson

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

A multi-objective optimization approach with consideration of fuzzy variables applied to structural tire design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this contribution, a structural design concept, suitable for the application to passenger car tire development process is proposed. The focus is set on one hand on providing an appropriate multi-objective optimization approach, enabling the consideration ... Keywords: Finite element simulation, Metamodels, Multi-objective optimization, Robustness, Tire design, Uncertainty

Aleksandra Serafinska; Michael Kaliske; Christoph Zopf; Wolfgang Graf

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

A Global Optimization Approach to a Water Distribution Network DesignProblem  

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In this paper, we address a global optimization approach to a water distribution network design problem. Traditionally, a variety of local optimization schemes have been developed for such problems, each new method discovering improved solutions for ... Keywords: Water distribution systems, network design, reformulation-linearization technique (RLT)

Hanif D. Sherali; Ernest P. Smith

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Neuro-genetic approach to optimize parameter design of dynamic multiresponse experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Engineers have widely applied the Taguchi method, a traditional approach for robust experimental design, to a variety of quality engineering problems for enhancing system robustness. However, the Taguchi method is unable to deal with dynamic multiresponse ... Keywords: Dynamic multiresponse, Experimental design, Exponential desirability functions, Genetic algorithms, Neural networks, Taguchi method

Hsu-Hwa Chang; Yan-Kwang Chen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Communicating art through interactive technology: new approaches for interaction design in art museums  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses new approaches to interaction design for communication of art in the physical museum space. In contrast to the widespread utilization of interactive technologies in cultural heritage and natural science museums it is generally a ... Keywords: art museums, audio augmentation, body as an interaction device, communicating art, interaction design, user experience

Karen Johanne Kortbek; Kaj Grønbæk

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

The co-design architecture for exascale systems, a novel approach for scalable designs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High performance computing (HPC) has begun scaling beyond the Petaflop range towards the Exaflop (1000 Petaflops) mark. One of the major concerns throughout the development toward such performance capability is scalability--both at the system level and ... Keywords: Co-design, Exascale, ScalableHPC, ScalableSHMEM

Gilad Shainer; Todd Wilde; Pak Lui; Tong Liu; Michael Kagan; Mike Dubman; Yiftah Shahar; Richard Graham; Pavel Shamis; Steve Poole

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Design Approaches  

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Table 3   Physical properties of whitewares...Property Earthenware Hard porcelain Bone china Hotel china Normal electrical porcelain High-strength electrical porcelain Water absorption, % 6â??8 0.0â??0.5 0.0â??1.0 0.1â??0.3 0.0 0.0 Specific gravity 2.6 â?¦ 2.75 2.6 2.4 2.8 Bulk density, kg/m 3 2200 2400 2700 2600 2400 2770 Compressive strength, MPa...

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Reducing Emissions Through Sustainable Transport: Proposal for...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Approach Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Reducing Emissions Through Sustainable Transport: Proposal for a Sectoral Approach AgencyCompany Organization: GTZ...

175

Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials & Resources  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

About this Abstract. Meeting, 2012 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Symposium , Integrative Materials Design: Performance and Sustainability. Presentation ...

176

NIST Workshop on Sustainable Manufacturing: Metrics ...  

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... ICT for Design, Manufacturing and Supply chain Optimization for sustainable ... Lifecycle Management) and LCA tools to support energy and material ...

2011-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

177

New III-V cell design approaches for very high efficiency  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes progress during the first year of a three-year project. The objective of the research is to examine new design approaches for achieving very high conversion efficiencies. The program is divided into two areas. The first centers on exploring new thin-film approaches specifically designed for III-V semiconductors. The second area centers on exploring design approaches for achieving high conversion efficiencies without requiring extremely high quality material. Research activities consisted of an experimental study of minority carrier recombination in n-type, metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD)-deposited GaAs, an assessment of the minority carrier lifetimes in n-GaAs grown by molecular beam epitaxy, and developing a high-efficiency cell fabrication process.

Lundstrom, M.S.; Melloch, M.R.; Lush, G.B.; O'Bradovich, G.J.; Young, M.P. (Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Severe accident approach - final report. Evaluation of design measures for severe accident prevention and consequence mitigation.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An important goal of the US DOE reactor development program is to conceptualize advanced safety design features for a demonstration Sodium Fast Reactor (SFR). The treatment of severe accidents is one of the key safety issues in the design approach for advanced SFR systems. It is necessary to develop an in-depth understanding of the risk of severe accidents for the SFR so that appropriate risk management measures can be implemented early in the design process. This report presents the results of a review of the SFR features and phenomena that directly influence the sequence of events during a postulated severe accident. The report identifies the safety features used or proposed for various SFR designs in the US and worldwide for the prevention and/or mitigation of Core Disruptive Accidents (CDA). The report provides an overview of the current SFR safety approaches and the role of severe accidents. Mutual understanding of these design features and safety approaches is necessary for future collaborations between the US and its international partners as part of the GEN IV program. The report also reviews the basis for an integrated safety approach to severe accidents for the SFR that reflects the safety design knowledge gained in the US during the Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor (ALMR) and Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) programs. This approach relies on inherent reactor and plant safety performance characteristics to provide additional safety margins. The goal of this approach is to prevent development of severe accident conditions, even in the event of initiators with safety system failures previously recognized to lead directly to reactor damage.

Tentner, A. M.; Parma, E.; Wei, T.; Wigeland, R.; Nuclear Engineering Division; SNL; INL

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Implementing Performance-Based Sustainability Requirements for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard – Key Design Elements and Policy Considerations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

regions of poverty, biofuel production shall contribute toimpacted by biofuel production shall be improved (criterionthe vulnerable in biofuel production shall be designed and

Yeh, Sonia; Sumner, Daniel A.; Kaffka, Stephen R.; Ogden, J; Jenkins, Bryan M.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

The Development of a Synthesis Approach for Optimal Design of Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalination Networks  

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This work introduces a systematic seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) membrane network synthesis approach, based on the coordinated use of process superstructure representations and global optimization. The approach makes use of superstructure formulations that are capable of extracting a globally optimal design as a performance target, by taking into consideration desired process conditions and constraints that are typically associated with reverse osmosis systems. Thermodynamic insights are employed to develop lean network representations so that any underperforming solutions can be eliminated a priori. This essentially results in considerable improvement of the overall search speed, compared to previously reported attempts. In addition, the approach enables the extraction of structurally different design alternatives. In doing so, distinct membrane network design classes were established by partitioning the search space, based on network size and connectivity. As a result, corresponding lean superstructures were then systematically generated, which capture all structural and operational variants within each design class. The overall purpose is thus to enable the extraction of multiple distinct optimal designs, through global optimization. This mainly helps provide design engineers with a better understanding of the design space and trade-offs between performance and complexity. The approach is illustrated by means of a numerical example, and the results obtained were compared to previously related work. As anticipated, the proposed approach consistently delivered the globally optimal solutions, as well as alternative efficient design candidates attributed to different design classes, with reduced CPU times. This work further capitalizes on the developed representation, by accounting for detailed water quality information, within the SWRO desalination network optimization problem. The superstructures were modified to incorporate models that capture the performance of common membrane elements, as predicted by commercially available simulator tools, e.g. ROSA (Dow) and IMSDesign (Hydranautics). These models allow tracing of individual components throughout the system. Design decisions that are supported by superstructure optimization include network size and connectivity, flow rates, pressures, and post treatment requirements. Moreover, a detailed economic assessment capturing all the significant capital and operating costs associated in SWRO processes, including intake, pre and post treatment has also been accounted for. These modifications were then illustrated using a case study involving four seawater qualities, with salinities ranging from 35 to 45 ppt. The results highlight the dependency of optimal designs on the feed water quality involved, as well as on specified permeate requirements.

Alnouri, Sabla

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constructing Sustainability: Emerging Spaces in Bogotá's Search for a New Identity  

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for Livelihood and Sustainability. Ed. P. Evans. Berkeley: UMarch 2006 Constructing Sustainability: Emerging Spaces inlocal governance, sustainability, urban design, and urban

Berney, Rachel

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Sustainability Watch  

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This month’s Sustainability Watch column was provided by Marguerite Torrey, inform technical projects editor. Following is her summary of the hot topic on sustainable technologies presented on Tuesday, May 3, at the 102nd AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo. Sustai

183

Designing Security Properties-Centric Communication Protocols using a Component-Based Approach  

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Numerous communication protocols have been designed offering a set of security properties through the use of cryptographic tools to secure electronic document transfer. However, there is no clear match between the tools used and security properties they ... Keywords: Communication Protocols, Component-based Approach, Electronic Document Transfer, Security Components, Security Properties

N. Nobelis; K. Boudaoud; C. Delettre; M. Riveill

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Peer-to-peer inventory management of returnable transport items: A design science approach  

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The packaged gas industry suffers from the loss of gas cylinders due to ineffective inventory management and lack of suitably robust identification technologies. This paper takes a design science approach to this problem and contributes a prototype inventory ... Keywords: Inventory, Packaged gas, RFID, Returnable transport item, Wireless sensor network

Alex Mason; Andy Shaw; Ahmed Al-Shamma'a

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

DESIGN REAL-TIME JAVA REMOTE METHOD INVOCATION: A SERVER-CENTRIC APPROACH  

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for incoming calls to the exported remote object. The others are worker threads for handling each accepted-time worker threads for handling incoming calls to exported remote objects. We have modified the run() methodDESIGN REAL-TIME JAVA REMOTE METHOD INVOCATION: A SERVER-CENTRIC APPROACH Sangig Rho Samsung

Choi, Byung K.

186

MS/NMR: A Structure-Based Approach for Discovering Protein Ligands and for Drug Design  

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MS/NMR: A Structure-Based Approach for Discovering Protein Ligands and for Drug Design by Coupling of size exclusion gel chromatography, mass spectrometry, and NMR to identify bound complexes are then individually assayed by chemical shift perturbations in a 2D 1H-15N HSQC NMR spectrum to verify specific

Powers, Robert

187

FEMP Resources for Sustainable Buildings | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

FEMP Resources for Sustainable Buildings FEMP Resources for Sustainable Buildings Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: FEMP Resources for Sustainable Buildings Agency/Company /Organization: United States Department of Energy Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings Resource Type: Training materials Website: www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/program/sustainable_resources.html References: FEMP Resources for Sustainable Buildings[1] Logo: FEMP Resources for Sustainable Buildings This resource offers many helpful resources about sustainable design and operations to Federal facility managers and other personnel. FEMP also offers training opportunities about sustainable design and practices. Overview "Many helpful resources about sustainable design and operations are available to Federal facility managers and other personnel. These resources

188

Preliminary Characterization and Analysis of the Designs and Research-Manufacturing Approaches  

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This report summarizes the results of Phase I of a study entitled, Low-Cost Manufacturing Of Multilayer Ceramic Fuel Cells. The work was carried out by a group called the Multilayer Fuel Cell Alliance (MLFCA) led by NexTech Materials and including Adaptive Materials, Advanced Materials Technologies (AMT), Cobb & Co., Edison Materials Technology Center, Iowa State University, Gas Technology Institute (GTI), Northwestern University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Ohio State University, University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR), and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The objective of the program is to develop advanced manufacturing technologies for making solid oxide fuel cell components that are more economical and reliable for a variety of applications. In the Phase I effort, five approaches were considered: two based on NexTech's planar approach using anode and cathode supported variations, one based on UMR's ultra-thin electrolyte approach, and two based on AMI's co-extrusion technology. Based on a detailed manufacturing cost analysis, all of the approaches are projected to result in a significantly reduced production cost. Projected costs range from $139/kW to $179/kW for planar designs. Development risks were assessed for each approach and it was determined that the NexTech and UMR approaches carried the least risk for successful development. Using advanced manufacturing methods and a proprietary high power density design, the team estimated that production costs could be reduced to $94/kW.

Scott Swartz; Gwendolyn Cheney; Williams Dawson; Michael Cobb; Kirby Meacham; James Stephan; Bob Remick; Harlan Anderson; Wayne Huebner; Aaron Crumm; John Holloran; Tim Armstrong

2000-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

189

Venice Sustainability Advisory Panel  

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Venice Sustainability Advisory PanelFINAL REPORT Venice Sustainability Advisory Panel FinalInvestigator The Venice Sustainability Advisory Panel (

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

New III-V cell design approaches for very high efficiency  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes to examine new solar cell desip approaches for achieving very high conversion efficiencies. The program consists of two elements. The first centers on exploring new thin-film approaches specifically designed for M-III semiconductors. Substantial efficiency gains may be possible by employing light trapping techniques to confine the incident photons, as well as the photons emitted by radiative recombination. The thin-film approach is a promising route for achieving substantial performance improvements in the already high-efficiency, single-junction, III-V cell. The second element of the research involves exploring desip approaches for achieving high conversion efficiencies without requiring extremely high-quality material. This work has applications to multiple-junction cells, for which the selection of a component cell often involves a compromise between optimum band pp and optimum material quality. It could also be a benefit manufacturing environment by making the cell's efficiency less dependent on materialquality.

Lundstrom, M.S.; Melloch, M.R.; Lush, G.B.; Patkar, M.P.; Young, M.P. (Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (United States))

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

In Search of Sustainability  

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Review: In Search of Sustainability By Jenny Goldie, Boband Bryan Furnass. In Search of Sustainability. Collingwood,in sustainability. In Search of Sustainability opens with an

Hamilton-Smith, Elery

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Characterization and design of non-adiabatic micro-compressor impeller and preliminary design of self-sustained micro engine system  

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As part of the MIT research program on micro-engines (of size [approximately] 1 cm), this thesis defines concepts and designs to improve micro-turbomachinery and overall system performance. Three-dimensional Reynolds-averaged ...

Sirakov, Borislav Todorov, 1975-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Environmental Sustainability  

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Environment » Environment » Environmental Stewardship » Environmental Sustainability /community-environment/_assets/images/icon_earthday.jpg Environmental Sustainability: Creating the Future Exercising our commitment to operating a sustainable site by creating a 50-year horizon of planning and preparing for effective environmental stewardship while executing national mission. Sustainability Goals» Recycling» Green Purchasing» Pollution Prevention» Reusing Water» Feature Stories» LOOK INTO LANL - highlights of our science, people, technologies close Novel cellulose structure requires fewer enzymes to process biomass to fuel Improved methods for breaking down cellulose nanofibers are central to cost-effective biofuel production. READ MORE An enzyme (shown in blue) pulls out individual cellulose chains (pink) from the pretreated nanofiber surface (green) and then breaks them apart into simple sugars. Image credit, Shishir Chundawat, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center.

194

Sustainable Scientists  

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thanks to extensive green and energy-efficient features, andenergy efficiency improvement programs (xxxviii) and their GreenGreen Grid alliance to address efficiency and sustainability issues (xxxvii). This group is exploring energy

Mills, Evan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A novel approach to process debottlenecking and intensification: integrated techniques for targeting and design  

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Continuous process improvement is a critical element in maintaining competitiveness of the process industries. An important category of process improvement is process debottlenecking which is associated with plants that have sold-out products while making a profit. In such cases, market conditions and the prospects for enhancing revenues and profits drive the process to increase production. To overcome the limitation of conventional sequential unit-by-unit debottlenecking approach, this work introduces a new approach. This new approach is simultaneous in nature and is based on posing the debottlenecking task as a process integration task which links all the design and operating degrees of freedom and exploits synergies among the units and streams to attain maximum debottlenecking. Additionally, this new approach considers heat integration of the process while simultaneously performing the debottlenecking. Because of the general nonconvexity of the process model, a rigorous interval-based bounding technique is used to determine the target for maximum extent of debottlenecking aside from the problem nonconvexity. Inclusion isotonicity using interval arithmetic is used to determine a global bound for the maximum extent of process debottlenecking. Focus is given to no/low cost debottlenecking such as modest changes in design and operating degrees of freedom. Two case studies are solved to illustrate the applicability of the new approach and its superior results compared to the conventional sequential approach. Intensification, to debottleneck a process and to improve process safety is also addressed in this work. A new definition and classification of intensification is introduced. This classification distinguishes between two types of intensification: single unit and whole process. Process integration and optimization techniques are used to develop a systematic procedure for process intensification. Focus is given to the interaction among the process units while enhancing the intensification of the process. A case study is solved to illustrate the usefulness of the developed approach.

Al Thubaiti, Musaed Muhammad

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Sustainable Polymers Staff  

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Sustainable Polymers Staff Directory. Kathryn Beers, Group Leader. ... Contact. Sustainable Polymers Kathryn L. Beers, Group Leader. ...

2013-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

197

Topic: Sustainable Manufacturing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Project. Sustainable Manufacturing Program. Sustainability Characterization for Product Assembly Processes Project. Testbed ...

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

198

Sustainable Urbanism : an examination of environmentally responsible neighborhood developments in Europe and lessons for sustainable urban planning  

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The emergence of the sustainable development concept at the end of the 1980s triggered the intensification of the environmental sustainability discourse in urban design and planning. The vision of sustainable urbanism ...

Kasioumi, Eirini

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

China's Approaches to Financing Sustainable...  

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The amended law also requires the electricity distribution companies to develop and apply smart grid and energy storage technologies to enable the integration of renewable energy...

200

Economic Sustainability  

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This report is part of a series of research studies into alternative energy and resource pathways for the global economy. In addition to disseminating original research findings, these studies are intended to contribute to policy dialog and public awareness about environment-economy linkages and sustainable growth. All opinions expressed here are those of the author and should not be attributed to their affiliated institutions. For this project on Energy Pathways, we express thanks to Next 10, who recognized the importance of this issue for California’s sustainable growth agenda and provided conceptual impetus and financial support. Thanks are also due for outstanding research assistance by the following:

David Roland-holst; Fredrich Kahrl; Jennifer Baranoff; Alex Cheng; Adrian Li; Jennifer Ly; Cristy Sanada; Lawrence Shing; Sam Beckerman; Billie Chow; Deal Shelley Jiang; Tom Lueker; Xian Ming Li; Mehmet Seflek; F. Noel Perry; Morrow Cater; Sarah Henry; Adam Rose; John A. “skip

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Process Integration Approach to the Strategic Design and Scheduling of Biorefineries  

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This work focused upon design and operation of biodiesel production facilities in support of the broader goal of developing a strategic approach to the development of biorefineries. Biodiesel production provided an appropriate starting point for these efforts. The work was segregated into two stages. Various feedstocks may be utilized to produce biodiesel, to include virgin vegetable oils and waste cooking oil. With changing prices, supply, and demand of feedstocks, a need exists to consider various feedstock options. The objective of the first stage was to develop a systematic procedure for scheduling and operation of flexible biodiesel plants accommodating a variety of feedstocks. This work employed a holistic approach and combination of process simulation, synthesis, and integration techniques to provide: process simulation of a biodiesel plant for various feedstocks, integration of energy and mass resources, optimization of process design and scheduling, and techno-economic assessment and sensitivity analysis of proposed schemes. An optimization formulation was developed to determine scheduling and operation for various feedstocks and a case study solved to illustrate the merits of the devised procedure. With increasing attention to the environmental impact of discharging greenhouse gases (GHGs), there has been growing public pressure to reduce the carbon footprint associated with fossil fuel use. In this context, one key strategy is substitution of fossil fuels with biofuels such as biodiesel. Design of biodiesel plants has traditionally been conducted based on technical and economic criteria. GHG policies have the potential to significantly alter design of these facilities, selection of feedstocks, and scheduling of multiple feedstocks. The objective of the second stage was to develop a systematic approach to design and scheduling of biodiesel production processes while accounting for the effect of GHG policies. An optimization formulation was developed to maximize profit of the process subject to flowsheet synthesis and performance modeling equations. The carbon footprint is accounted for through a life cycle analysis (LCA). The objective function includes a term reflecting the impact of the LCA of a feedstock and its processing to biodiesel. A multiperiod approach was used and a case study solved with several scenarios of feedstocks and GHG policies.

Elms, Rene ?Davina

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Measuring the relative efficiency of IC design firms using the directional distance function and a meta-frontier approach  

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This paper presents an alternative approach for evaluating the efficiency of integrated circuit (IC) design firms. In doing so, it accounts for differences between technology groups containing one or more design firms, and input and output factors to ... Keywords: Directional distance function, Group-frontier, IC design firm, Meta-frontier, Performance evaluations

Bo Hsiao; Ching-Chin Chern; Ming-Miin Yu

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

A graded approach to the systematic design and delivery of training  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To upgrade and influence training, the training organization at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has developed a systematic and flexible graded approach to training. Acknowledging that quality training begins with adequate planning and preparation and that success is the results of systematic training measures put in place after careful evaluation of a wide variety of options, the training organization developed the Layers for Instructional Systems for Training (LIST) model to guide Laboratory groups through the design and conduct of training programs and courses. The model is a comprehensive, two-step approach to training that allows line managers and training coordinators to balance implementation of systematic training that will satisfy comprehensive federal requirements with practical organizational constraints.

Mullaney, C.A.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

BCS MPI: N new approach i the system software design for large-scale parallel computers  

SciTech Connect

Buffered Co-Scheduled (BCS) MPI proposes a new approach to design the communication libraries for large-scale parallel machines. The emphasis of BCS MPI is on the global coordination of a large number of processes rather than in the traditional optimization of the local performance of a pair of communicating processes. BCS MPI delays the interprocessor communication in order to schedule globally the communication pattern and it is designed on top of a minimal set of collective communication primitives. In this paper we describe a prototype implementation of BCS MDI and its Communication protocols. The experimental results, executed on a set of scientific applications representative of the ASCI workload, show that BCS MPI is only marginally slower than the production-level MPI, but much simpler to implement, debug and analyze.

Fernández, J. C. (Juan C.); Petrini, F. (Fabrizio); Frachtenberg, E. (Eitan)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

BCS MPI: a new approach in the software design for large-scale parallel computers  

SciTech Connect

BCS MPI proposes a new approach to design the communication libraries for large scale parallel machines. The emphasis of BCS MPI is on the global coordination of the potentially large number of processes and in the reduction of the non determinism rather than in the traditional optimization of the local performance of a pair of communicating processes. BCS MPI delays the interprocessor communication in order to schedule globally the communication pattern and it is designed on top of a minimal set of collective communication primitives. In this paper we describe a prototype implementation of BCS MPI and its communication protocols. The experimental results, executed on a set of scientific applications representative of the ASCI workload, show that BCS MPI is only marginally slower than the production-level MPI, but much simpler to implement, debug and analyze.

Peinador, J. F. (Juan Fernandez); Petrini, F. (Fabrizio)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Nuclear Power - Deployment, Operation and Sustainability  

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We are fortunate to live in incredibly exciting and incredibly challenging time. Energy demands due to economic growth and increasing population must be satisfied in a sustainable manner assuring inherent safety, efficiency and no or minimized environmental impact. These considerations are among the reasons that lead to serious interest in deploying nuclear power as a sustainable energy source. At the same time, catastrophic earthquake and tsunami events in Japan resulted in the nuclear accident that forced us to rethink our approach to nuclear safety, design requirements and facilitated growing interests in advanced nuclear energy systems. This book is one in a series of books on nuclear power published by InTech. It consists of six major sections housing twenty chapters on topics from the key subject areas pertinent to successful development, deployment and operation of nuclear power systems worldwide. The book targets everyone as its potential readership groups - students, researchers and practitioners - who are interested to learn about nuclear power.

Tsvetkov, Pavel

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

A Bayesian Approach to the Design and Analysis of Computer Experiments  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We consider the problem of designing and analyzing experiments for prediction of the function y(f), t {element_of} T, where y is evaluated by means of a computer code (typically by solving complicated equations that model a physical system), and T represents the domain of inputs to the code. We use a Bayesian approach, in which uncertainty about y is represented by a spatial stochastic process (random function); here we restrict attention to stationary Gaussian processes. The posterior mean function can be used as an interpolating function, with uncertainties given by the posterior standard deviations. Instead of completely specifying the prior process, we consider several families of priors, and suggest some cross-validational methods for choosing one that performs relatively well on the function at hand. As a design criterion, we use the expected reduction in the entropy of the random vector y (T*), where T* {contained_in} T is a given finite set of ''sites'' (input configurations) at which predictions are to be made. We describe an exchange algorithm for constructing designs that are optimal with respect to this criterion. To demonstrate the use of these design and analysis methods, several examples are given, including one experiment on a computer model of a thermal energy storage device and another on an integrated circuit simulator.

Currin, C.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

In Search of Sustainability  

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Review: In Search of Sustainability By Jenny Goldie, BobFurnass. In Search of Sustainability. Collingwood, Victoria,the movement towards sustainability. It inevitably reflects

Hamilton-Smith, Elery

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Review: Hijacking Sustainability  

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addressing the attack on sustainability, Sharon Beder’s 2002Review: Hijacking Sustainability By Adrian Parr Reviewed byParr, Adrian. Hijacking Sustainability. Cambridge, MA: MIT

Antonelli, Monika

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

The Illusion of Sustainability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

K.M. Aziz. (1996). “Sustainability of a Water, SanitationFrom Rio to Iragua: Sustainability versus Efficiency andThe Illusion of Sustainability* Michael Kremer Department of

Kremer, Michael Robert; Miguel, Edward A.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Sustainability and Transport  

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2005. Integrating Sustainability into the Trans- portationTHOUGHT PIECE Sustainability and Transport by Richardof the concept of sustainability to transport planning. In

Gilbert, Richard

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Interagency Sustainability Working Group | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Program Areas » Sustainable Buildings & Campuses » Interagency Program Areas » Sustainable Buildings & Campuses » Interagency Sustainability Working Group Interagency Sustainability Working Group October 4, 2013 - 5:00pm Addthis The Interagency Sustainability Working Group (ISWG) is the coordinating body for sustainable buildings in the Federal Government. The ISWG: Serves as a forum for information exchange and promotes agency implementation of goals for high-performance and sustainable buildings Develops policy and reporting guidance that fosters the widespread adoption of sustainable design and operations in the Federal sector Develops technical guidance and tools to support implementation of agency sustainability policies for Federally owned, operated, and leased buildings. The ISWG is also charged with providing assistance for implementing the

213

City of Bloomington - Sustainable Development Incentives | Open...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

fee waivers and other design incentives for developers that incorporate the city's sustainability goals. The city's four goals include: Energy and resource efficiency including...

214

Atlanta- Sustainable Development Design Standards  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

In December 2003, the City of Atlanta passed a green building [http://www.atlantaga.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=547 ordinance] that applies to city-owned facilities and city-funded...

215

Sustainable Design Energy Sciences Building  

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EXPERIENCE SCALING NEK5000 EXPERIENCE SCALING NEK5000 COMBUSTION CODE FOR MIRA COMBUSTION CODE FOR MIRA Ammar Abdilghanie Mira Community Conference - March 4-8, 2013 Argonne...

216

A Majorization-Minimization Approach to Design of Power Transmission Networks  

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We propose an optimization approach to design cost-effective electrical power transmission networks. That is, we aim to select both the network structure and the line conductances (line sizes) so as to optimize the trade-off between network efficiency (low power dissipation within the transmission network) and the cost to build the network. We begin with a convex optimization method based on the paper "Minimizing Effective Resistance of a Graph" [Ghosh, Boyd & Saberi]. We show that this (DC) resistive network method can be adapted to the context of AC power flow. However, that does not address the combinatorial aspect of selecting network structure. We approach this problem as selecting a subgraph within an over-complete network, posed as minimizing the (convex) network power dissipation plus a non-convex cost on line conductances that encourages sparse networks where many line conductances are set to zero. We develop a heuristic approach to solve this non-convex optimization problem using: (1) a continua...

Johnson, Jason K

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

A design approach to a risk review for fuel cell-based distributed cogeneration systems  

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A risk review of a fuel cell-based distributed co-generation (FC-Based DCG) system was conducted to identify and quantify the major technological system risks in a worst-case scenario. A risk review entails both a risk assessment and a risk analysis of a designed system, and it is part of risk engineering. Thorough literature reviews and expert interviews were conducted in the field of fuel cells. A thorough literature review of the risk engineering field was also conducted. A procedure for a risk review of the FC-Based DCG System was developed. The representative system design was identified by the current DCG design technology. The risk assessment was carried out, identifying the system components and potential failure modes and consequences. Then, using probabilities of failure for the various system components, the risk associated with a particular system design was determined. A Monte Carlo simulation on the total system reliability was used to evaluate the potential for system failure at a time of 1 hour, 5 hours, 10 hours, 50 hours, 100 hours and 500 hours of continuous operation. The original system was found to be acceptable at the initial times, but after 100 hours was predicted to fail. The components which consistently contribute significantly to the overall system risk are the membrane electrode assembly (MEA) and the nickel-metal foam flow fields. A revised system was analyzed with the reliability of the MEA and the Ni-foam set to 100%. After the revision, the components which contributed significantly to the system risk were the pumps. Simulations were run for several alternative systems to provide feedback on risk management suggestions. The risk engineering process developed with the design approach for this research is applicable to any system and it accommodates the use of many different risk engineering tools.

Luthringer, Kristin Lyn

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Sustainability’s Correlation to Profit.  

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??Sustainability and its correlation to profits in hospitality institutions is the subject of this paper. The lack of knowledge about sustainability and the benefits of… (more)

Drummond, Cheryl Annissa

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Designing Soybeans for the 21st Century MarketsChapter 11 Modern Breeding Approaches to Enhancing Soy Protein Quality  

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Designing Soybeans for the 21st Century Markets Chapter 11 Modern Breeding Approaches to Enhancing Soy Protein Quality Biofuels and Bioproducts and Biodiesel Food Science Health Nutrition Biochemistry Processing Biofuels - Bioproducts

220

HCI and sustainability: a tale of two motivations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sustainability in (Inter)Action provides a forum for innovative thought, design, and research in the area of interaction design and environmental sustainability. The forum explores how HCI can contribute to the complex and interdisciplinary efforts to ...

Jennifer Mankoff

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability | Department of Energy  

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Sustainability Sustainability Waste Management Nuclear Materials & Waste Tank Waste and Waste Processing Waste Disposition Packaging and Transportation Site & Facility Restoration...

222

Enabling Materials Resource Sustainability  

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Mar 6, 2013 ... REWAS 2013: Enabling Materials Resource Sustainability: Enabling Sustainability through Education and Consumer Awareness Sponsored ...

223

Sustainable Manufacturing Briefing  

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... enhance their brands. • Is sustainability an opportunity or cost? There is no ... demonstrate, deploy, and accredit new sustainable manufacturing ...

2012-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

224

Design of Bang-bang Controller Based on a Fuzzy-Neuro Approach: Application to a Heating System  

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A fuzzy-neuro approach for the design of bang-bang controller is presented in this paper. The approach has been used with success for the time optimal bang-bang control of a heating system. The improved bang-bang controller suppresses the oscillations ... Keywords: Fuzzy-neural control, bang-bang controller, heating system

Grantham K. H. Pang; Samy A. Mesbah

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Sustainability Study in Selective Laser Sintering – An Energy ...  

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Presentation Title, Sustainability Study in Selective Laser Sintering – An Energy ... 2010 Vittorio de Nora Award Winner: Designing Crushing and Grinding ...

226

A D-optimal design approach to constrained multiresponse robust design with prioritized mean and variance considerations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The traditional measures of ensuring quality, derived from viewing quality as simply conforming to specifications, does not adequately address today's global markets and value-driven customers. Consequently, process improvement projects are often performed ... Keywords: D-optimal design, Experimental restrictions and constraints, Mean and variance, Multiresponse robust design problems, Nonlinear goal programming, Optimal experimental designs

Jami Kovach; Byung Rae Cho

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Energy Modeling of a High Performance Building in the U.A.E. for Sustainability Certification  

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The Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre (SZDLC) is a high performance sustainable exhibition center under construction in the U.A.E, aiming for the highest achievable sustainability ratings within the LEED and Estidama sustainability building rating programs. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) sustainable building program provides a set of criteria for rating sustainable buildings (U.S. Green Building Council 2009). The Estidama rating program, currently in its pilot phase, is an upcoming sustainable building guideline for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (Urban Planning Council, Abu Dhabi 2008). The Estidama program is similar to LEED in many ways, with a focus on the integrative design process for sustainable building projects. Both of these rating programs assign a large share of points to reducing energy usage which is related to CO2 production. To demonstrate that a design has improved performance, the rating programs encourage the use of whole building energy simulation. The building as it is designed is simulated and compared to a baseline building, where the building envelope and systems are replaced with materials and components meeting minimum acceptable standards. The percentage improvement of the As-Designed building over the Baseline building dictates the number of points awarded in the respective categories. Innovative solutions in managing the simulation complexity and visualizing energy performance were necessitated by the complexity of performing the building simulations. Improved decision support during the design phase and a better understanding of energy usage in the building are expected to improve the energy efficiency, operating costs, and environmental impact of the building. The detail available from an ambitious modeling approach is presented, demonstrating the usefulness of building energy performance simulation for sustainability ratings as well as design decision support.

Jones, M.; Ledinger, S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Agriculture - Sustainable biofuels Redux  

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Last May's passage of the 2008 Farm Bill raises the stakes for biofuel sustainability: A substantial subsidy for the production of cellulosic ethanol starts the United States again down a path with uncertain environmental consequences. This time, however, the subsidy is for both the refiners ($1.01 per gallon) and the growers ($45 per ton of biomass), which will rapidly accelerate adoption and place hard-to-manage pressures on efforts to design and implement sustainable production practices - as will a 2007 legislative mandate for 16 billion gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year by 2022. Similar directives elsewhere, e.g., the European Union's mandate that 10% of all transport fuel in Europe be from renewable sources by 2020, make this a global issue. The European Union's current reconsideration of this target places even more emphasis on cellulosic feedstocks (1). The need for knowledge- and science-based policy is urgent. Biofuel sustainability has environmental, economic, and social facets that all interconnect. Tradeoffs among them vary widely by types of fuels and where they are grown and, thus, need to be explicitly considered by using a framework that allows the outcomes of alternative systems to be consistently evaluated and compared. A cellulosic biofuels industry could have many positive social and environmental attributes, but it could also suffer from many of the sustainability issues that hobble grain-based biofuels, if not implemented the right way.

Robertson, G. Phillip [W.K. Kellogg Biological Station and Great Lakes Bioenergy Research; Dale, Virginia H [ORNL; Doering, Otto C. [Purdue University; Hamburg, Steven P [Brown University; Melillo, Jerry M [ORNL; Wander, Michele M [University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Parton, William [Colorado State University, Fort Collins

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials Sustainability: Digital Resource Center -- Sustainability ...  

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FORUMS > SUSTAINABILITY: ECONOMICS, LIFECYCLE ANALYSIS, GREEN HOUSE GASES, AND CLIMATE CHANGE, Replies, Views, Originator, Last Post  ...

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NREL Facility Named One of Nation's Top Sustainable Buildings |  

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NREL Facility Named One of Nation's Top Sustainable Buildings NREL Facility Named One of Nation's Top Sustainable Buildings NREL Facility Named One of Nation's Top Sustainable Buildings June 24, 2011 - 12:31pm Addthis The 222,000 sq. ft. RSF has been recognized for its innovative construction and efficiency. | Courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory staff photographer. The 222,000 sq. ft. RSF has been recognized for its innovative construction and efficiency. | Courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory staff photographer. Eric Escudero Eric Escudero Senior Public Affairs Specialist & Contractor, Golden Field Office It's been a little over a year since the Energy Department's Research Support Facility (RSF) opened on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) campus in Colorado. The innovative approach taken in the design and

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NREL Facility Named One of Nation's Top Sustainable Buildings |  

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NREL Facility Named One of Nation's Top Sustainable Buildings NREL Facility Named One of Nation's Top Sustainable Buildings NREL Facility Named One of Nation's Top Sustainable Buildings June 24, 2011 - 12:31pm Addthis The 222,000 sq. ft. RSF has been recognized for its innovative construction and efficiency. | Courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory staff photographer. The 222,000 sq. ft. RSF has been recognized for its innovative construction and efficiency. | Courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory staff photographer. Eric Escudero Eric Escudero Senior Public Affairs Specialist & Contractor, Golden Field Office It's been a little over a year since the Energy Department's Research Support Facility (RSF) opened on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) campus in Colorado. The innovative approach taken in the design and

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Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit | Open Energy Information  

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Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit Agency/Company /Organization: World Business Council for Sustainable Development Sector: Land Focus Area: Forestry Topics: Finance Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.pwc.co.uk/pdf/forest_finance_toolkit.pdf Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit Screenshot References: Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit[1] Overview "This Toolkit has been developed jointly by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). It is a globally applicable resource designed to help financial institutions support the management of forest resources through sustainable and legal timber production and processing, and markets for carbon and other

233

A majorization-minimization approach to design of power distribution networks  

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We consider optimization approaches to design cost-effective electrical networks for power distribution. This involves a trade-off between minimizing the power loss due to resistive heating of the lines and minimizing the construction cost (modeled by a linear cost in the number of lines plus a linear cost on the conductance of each line). We begin with a convex optimization method based on the paper 'Minimizing Effective Resistance of a Graph' [Ghosh, Boyd & Saberi]. However, this does not address the Alternating Current (AC) realm and the combinatorial aspect of adding/removing lines of the network. Hence, we consider a non-convex continuation method that imposes a concave cost of the conductance of each line thereby favoring sparser solutions. By varying a parameter of this penalty we extrapolate from the convex problem (with non-sparse solutions) to the combinatorial problem (with sparse solutions). This is used as a heuristic to find good solutions (local minima) of the non-convex problem. To perform the necessary non-convex optimization steps, we use the majorization-minimization algorithm that performs a sequence of convex optimizations obtained by iteratively linearizing the concave part of the objective. A number of examples are presented which suggest that the overall method is a good heuristic for network design. We also consider how to obtain sparse networks that are still robust against failures of lines and/or generators.

Johnson, Jason K [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Chertkov, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Flight Demonstration Test of a Continuous Descent Approach Procedure for Louisville International Airport  

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A design methodology based on the principles of system analysis was used to design a noise abatement

Clarke, John-Paul

235

Dwell on Design [Dispatches  

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to produce “sustain- able mobility”—a new approach thatChase, offers new ways of providing mobility. In addition,

Sullivan, Lisa

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

A bright green perspective on sustainable choices  

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We present a qualitative study of 35 United States households whose occupants have made significant accommodations to their homes and behaviors in order to be more environmentally responsible. Our goal is to inform the design of future sustainable technologies ... Keywords: domestic technology, environmental technology, green, qualitative studies, sustainable interaction design

Allison Woodruff; Jay Hasbrouck; Sally Augustin

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

The mission to mars Webliographer: a principled approach to the design of a CSCL tool  

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The Mission to Mars Webliographer is a tool which allows children and adults to collaborate and synthesize Internet resources for research in context rich, sustained learning environments. In communicating the process of software development and analysis ... Keywords: URL database search engine, collaborative learning, learning environments, project-based instruction, world-wide web

Anthony J. Petrosino; Jay Pfaffman

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Cyber-sustainability: leaving a lasting legacy of human wellbeing  

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This paper presents a case for the importance of sustainability in HCI as it relates to the Web. So far, the discussion about sustainability in HCI has focused on environmental aspects. However, our belief is that cyber-sustainability is much greater ... Keywords: cyberspace, design, environment, sustainability, wellbeing, worldview

Bran Richards; Stuart Walker; Lynne Blair

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Department of Energy High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Implementation Plan  

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Plan outlining DOE's commitment to designing, building, operating, and maintaining high performance and sustainable buildings (HPSB).

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Sustainable Development Fund Financing Program (PECO Territory) |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sustainable Development Fund Financing Program (PECO Territory) Sustainable Development Fund Financing Program (PECO Territory) Sustainable Development Fund Financing Program (PECO Territory) < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Nonprofit Schools Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Other Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Bioenergy Manufacturing Buying & Making Electricity Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Water Solar Water Heating Wind Program Info State Pennsylvania Program Type Local Loan Program Rebate Amount Varies by project Provider TRF Sustainable Development Fund The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission created the Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) in its final order of the PECO Energy electric

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NREL: Technology Deployment - Microgrid Design  

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Microgrid Design Microgrid Design Photo of a microgrid test site at the National Wind Technology Center. NREL designs independent electrical generation and distribution systems called microgrids, which deliver energy that is reliable, economical, and sustainable. NREL experts work with military, government, industry, and other organizations that cannot afford to lose power to develop reliable and cost-effective microgrid systems. Expertise and Knowledge NREL offers microgrid technical expertise and project support that includes engineering, energy analysis and modeling, financial analysis, and energy management. Our comprehensive and innovative approach to microgrid design is called Continuously Optimized Reliable Energy (CORE) Microgrids. The CORE microgrid approach includes advantages such as:

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The Sustainability of Sustainable Energy  

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4 4 S. Duclos 2010-11-30 Research Priorities for More Efficient Use of Critical Materials from a U.S. Corporate Perspective Trans-Atlantic Workshop on Rare Earth Elements and Other Critical Materials for a Clean Energy Future Steven Duclos Chief Scientist Manager, Material Sustainability GE Global Research Niskayuna, NY December 3, 2010 2 /4 S. Duclos 2010-11-30 GE Criticality Diagram Supply and Price Risk Impact on GE Lower Higher Lower Higher Proportional to spend Rare Earth Elements area Re 3 /4 S. Duclos 2010-11-30 OEM Technology Options in Addressing Metals Supply Challenges Sourcing Manufacturing Engineering/R&D Each element and each application will use a unique mix of options *Volume material buys *Diversification *Hedging *Global sourcing *Strategic inventory reserves

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Sustainability, Optimality, and Development Policy Y. Hossein Farzin  

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Sustainability, Optimality, and Development Policy Y. Hossein Farzin Department of Agricultural policy that follows the optimal growth approach but adopts certain measures to mitigate both of the principal elements of such a policy are highlighted. Key Words: Sustainability, intergenerational equity

Silver, Whendee

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A Parametric Physics Based Creep Life Prediction Approach to Gas Turbine Blade Conceptual Design .  

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??The required useful service lives of gas turbine components and parts are naturally one of the major design constraints limiting the gas turbine design space.… (more)

Smith, Marcus Edward Brockbank

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Design of aircraft noise abatement approach procedures for near-term implementation  

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Advanced aircraft noise abatement approach procedures -- characterized by decelerating, continuous descent approaches using idle thrust, and enabled by flight guidance technologies such as GPS and FMS -- have been shown ...

Ho, Nhut Tan, 1974-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Evaluation and selection in product design for mass customization: A knowledge decision support approach  

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Mass customization has been identified as a competitive strategy by an increasing number of companies. Family-based product design is an efficient and effective means to realize sufficient product variety, while satisfying a range of customer demands ... Keywords: Customer-Driven Design, Design Evaluation, Fuzzy Clustering, Fuzzy Ranking, Knowledge Support, Mass Customization, Multicriteria Decision Making, Product Family Design, Product Platform

Xuan F. Zha; Ram D. Sriram; Wen F. Lu

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Mundaneum of sustainability.  

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??The Mundaneum of Sustainability focuses on influencing people's consciousness of sustainability in their daily lives, by creating a place where people senses are triggered through… (more)

De Ruijter, P.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Sustainable Energy Systems Group  

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Sustainable Energy Systems Group The Sustainable Energy Systems Group studies the impacts of energy generation and use, manufacturing, and other activities on the environment, the...

249

2012 DOE Sustainability Awards  

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2012 DOE Sustainability Awards PSO Site Title EE National Renewable Energy Laboratory Comprehensive Energy Management EM Headquarters - EM Environmental Management's Sustainability...

250

Renewables for Sustainable Village Power  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper describes the efforts of NREL's Renewables for Sustainable Village Power team to match renewable energy technologies with rural energy needs in the international market. The paper describes the team's activities, updates the lessons learned, and proposes an integrated approach as a model for rural electrification with renewables.

Flowers, L.; Baring-Gould, I.; Bianchi, J.; Corbus, D.; Drouilhet, S.; Elliott, D.; Gevorgian, V.; Jimenez, A.; Lilienthal, P.; Newcomb, C.; Taylor, R.

2000-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

251

Recovery Act: Multi-Objective Optimization Approaches for the Design of Carbon Geological Sequestration Systems  

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The main objective of this project is to provide training opportunities for two graduate students in order to improve the human capital and skills required for implementing and deploying carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies. The graduate student effort will be geared towards the formulation and implementation of an integrated simulation-optimization framework to provide a rigorous scientific support to the design CCS systems that, for any given site: (a) maximize the amount of carbon storage; (b) minimize the total cost associated with the CCS project; (c) minimize the risk of CO2 upward leakage from injected formations. The framework will stem from a combination of data obtained from geophysical investigations, a multiphase flow model, and a stochastic multi-objective optimization algorithm. The methodology will rely on a geostatistical approach to generate ensembles of scenarios of the parameters that are expected to have large sensitivities and uncertainties on the model response and thus on the risk assessment, in particular the permeability properties of the injected formation and its cap rock. The safety theme will be addressed quantitatively by including the risk of CO2 upward leakage from the injected formations as one the objectives that should be minimized in the optimization problem. The research performed under this grant is significant to academic researchers and professionals weighing the benefits, costs, and risks of CO2 sequestration. Project managers in initial planning stages of CCS projects will be able to generate optimal tradeoff surfaces and with corresponding injection plans for potential sequestration sites leading to cost efficient preliminary project planning. In addition, uncertainties concerning CCS have been researched. Uncertainty topics included Uncertainty Analysis of Continuity of Geological Confining Units using Categorical Indicator Kriging (CIK) and the Influence of Uncertain Parameters on the Leakage of CO2 to Overlying Formations. Reductions in uncertainty will lead to safer CCS projects.

Bau, Domenico

2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

252

A Design Space Approach to Analysis of Information Retrieval Adaptive Filtering Systems  

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and air-conditioning) layout design [14], VLSI chip de- sign [3] and aerospace vehicle design ([12], [6 and/or a fee. CIKM'04, November 8­13, 2004, Washington, DC, USA. Copyright 2004 ACM 1

253

Constructuing design concepts : a computational approach to the synthesis of architectural form  

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Architects use concepts about space to solve problems and to form designs. A design concept is the manifestation of the basic instability of our mental performance: it is a makeshift that provides general direction for ...

Kotsopoulos, Sotirios D., 1966-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

A review of possibilistic approaches to reliability analysis and optimization in engineering design  

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A variety of analysis strategies and design methodologies are widely applied to accommodate uncertainties in engineering design. Generally there exist two different types of uncertainties in practice, aleatory uncertainty and epistemic uncertainty. When ...

Li-Ping He; Hong-Zhong Huang; Li Du; Xu-Dong Zhang; Qiang Miao

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

A Benders decomposition approach for a distribution network design problem with consolidation and capacity considerations  

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We develop a model for a strategic freight-forwarding network design problem in which the design decisions involve the locations and capacities of consolidation and deconsolidation centers, and capacities on linehaul linkages as well as the shipment ... Keywords: Benders decomposition, Consolidation, Network design

Halit íSter; Homarjun Agrahari

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

SID-GA: An evolutionary approach for improving observability and redundancy analysis in structural instrumentation design  

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In this paper the core of a genetic algorithm designed to define a sensor network for instrumentation design (ID) is presented. The tool has been incorporated into a decision support system (DSS) that assists the engineer during the ID process. The algorithm ... Keywords: Combinatorial optimization problem, Decision support system, Genetic algorithms, Instrumentation design

Jessica A. Carballido; Ignacio Ponzoni; Nélida B. Brignole

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

A Model-Based Design Approach for Wireless Sensor-Actuator Networks  

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at design time. For example, an HVAC system might have a control loop designed around reading temperature applications add unique challenges for model-based design frameworks because the system deployment view and feed the topology and link characteristic information to the system model. A developer can then use

Rajkumar, Ragunathan

258

Theoretical Modeling Approach for a Common Residential Electrically Heated Oven and Proposed Oven Design Modification.  

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??Current research has developed a fully predictive model of an electrically heated common residential oven. This system was modeled using a fully explicit approach and,… (more)

Breen, Mark Allan

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

SEM: enterprise modeling of JSF global sustainment  

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The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program is implementing a paradigm shift to a performance-based logisties environment for force sustainment. This approach produces the necessary levels of performance at a significantly reduced cost of ownership. The resulting ...

V. Devon Smith; Donald G. Searles; Bruce M. Thompson; Robert M. Cranwell

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

SUSTAINABLE COMPOSITES: CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS  

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SUSTAINABLE COMPOSITES: CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS. Iulia Sacui and Jeffrey Gilman. Our main focus is on using cellulose ...

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Sustainable warehouse management  

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Sustainable warehouse is about integrating, balancing and managing the economic, environmental and social inputs and outputs of the warehouse operations. Sustainability is a core value to many businesses but they find it hard to implement in their current ... Keywords: sustainability modelling, sustainable warehouse management, system dynamics

Kah-Shien Tan; M. Daud Ahmed; David Sundaram

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

SUSTAIN-28.indd  

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Behavior Issue 28 Spring/Summer 2013 The Kentucky Institute for the Environment and Sustainable Development W a l k & B ik e C o n s e r v e w a t e r R e u s e & R e c y c l e P l a n t n a t i v e s p e c i e s I n s t a l l C FC l i g h t b u l b s The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of age, religion, sex, disability, color, national origin or veteran status. This publication was prepared by the University of Louisville and printed with state funds KRS 57.375. Editor Allan E. Dittmer Design/Layout Nick Dawson University of Louisville Design & Printing Services The Kentucky Institute for the Environment and Sustainable Development (KIESD) was created in July 1992 within the Office of the Vice President for Research,

263

Sustainable Acquisition | Department of Energy  

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Acquisition Acquisition Sustainable Acquisition Mission The team establishes a national approach to expand purchases of environmentally sound goods and services, including biobased products in accordance with Executive Order (EO) 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management, and (EO) 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, and DOE Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability, as approved by LM. The team advocates the implementation of a "green" procurement process. Scope The team has established a process to evaluate the procurement of goods and services for LM using the acquisition of environmentally preferable products and services, including the acquisition of biobased, environmentally preferable, energy-efficient, water-efficient, and

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Final Technical Report - A Combined Synthetic, Spectroscopic, and Theoretical Approach to the Rational Design of Photophysical and Photochemical Properties of Dendrimers  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We summarize progress in the DOE project, "A Combined Synthetic, Spectroscopic, and Theoretical Approach to the Rational Design of Photophysical and Photochemical Properties of Dendrimers."

C. J. Bardeen; T. J. Martinez; J. S. Moore

2006-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

265

Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard for Affordable Housing |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard for Affordable Housing Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard for Affordable Housing Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard for Affordable Housing < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Cooling Appliances & Electronics Construction Design & Remodeling Ventilation Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Solar Buying & Making Electricity Program Info State District of Columbia Program Type Green Building Incentive Provider Housing Trust Fund The Washington State Department of Commerce created the Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, a set of green building criteria that is required for any affordable housing project applying for state funds

266

Two-Stage, Integrated, Geothermal-CO2 Storage Reservoirs: An Approach for Sustainable Energy Production, CO2-Sequestration Security, and Reduced Environmental Risk  

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We introduce a hybrid two-stage energy-recovery approach to sequester CO{sub 2} and produce geothermal energy at low environmental risk and low cost by integrating geothermal production with CO{sub 2} capture and sequestration (CCS) in saline, sedimentary formations. Our approach combines the benefits of the approach proposed by Buscheck et al. (2011b), which uses brine as the working fluid, with those of the approach first suggested by Brown (2000) and analyzed by Pruess (2006), using CO{sub 2} as the working fluid, and then extended to saline-formation CCS by Randolph and Saar (2011a). During stage one of our hybrid approach, formation brine, which is extracted to provide pressure relief for CO{sub 2} injection, is the working fluid for energy recovery. Produced brine is applied to a consumptive beneficial use: feedstock for fresh water production through desalination, saline cooling water, or make-up water to be injected into a neighboring reservoir operation, such as in Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS), where there is often a shortage of a working fluid. For stage one, it is important to find economically feasible disposition options to reduce the volume of brine requiring reinjection in the integrated geothermal-CCS reservoir (Buscheck et al. 2012a). During stage two, which begins as CO{sub 2} reaches the production wells; coproduced brine and CO{sub 2} are the working fluids. We present preliminary reservoir engineering analyses of this approach, using a simple conceptual model of a homogeneous, permeable CO{sub 2} storage formation/geothermal reservoir, bounded by relatively impermeable sealing units. We assess both the CO{sub 2} sequestration capacity and geothermal energy production potential as a function of well spacing between CO{sub 2} injectors and brine/CO{sub 2} producers for various well patterns and for a range of subsurface conditions.

Buscheck, T A; Chen, M; Sun, Y; Hao, Y; Elliot, T R

2012-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

267

Chapter 1: Sustainable Development--What and Why?  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

: Sustainable : Sustainable Development - What and Why? Mission Impact Vision for Sustainable Development Sustainable Development at LANL Purpose of the LANL Sustainable Design Guide Organization of the LANL Sustainable Design Guide LANL | Chapter 1 Sustainable Development - What and Why? "It is not what we have that Los Alamos National Laboratory Sustainable Design Guide 1 will make us a great nation; it is the way in which we use it." - Theodore Roosevelt LANL Mission Impact As the nation increases its emphasis on security, the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) stands as a center of excellence, bringing forth unique facilities and capabili- ties on issues of national significance. LANL's infrastruc- ture and most facilities were constructed during a period

268

Sustained System Performance (SSP) Benchmark  

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Sustained System Sustained System Performance (SSP) Benchmark Sustained System Performance (SSP) Benchmark William T.C. Kramer, John M. Shalf, and Erich Strohmaier Background The NERSC Approach to Procurement Benchmarks The NERSC-5 SSP The NERSC-6 SSP The Effective System Performance (ESP) Metric Conclusion Notes Formal description of SSP A formal description of the SSP, including detailed formulae, is now available. This is a portion of the soon-to-be-published Ph.D. dissertation, Kramer, W.T.C., 2008, "PERCU: A Holistic Method for Evaluating High End Computing Systems," Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley. Background Most plans and reports recently discuss only one of four distinct purposes benchmarks are used. The obvious purpose is selection of a system from

269

A graph grammar based approach to automated multi-objective analog circuit design  

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This paper introduces a graph grammar based approach to automated topology synthesis of analog circuits. A grammar is developed to generate circuits through production rules, that are encoded in the form of a derivation tree. The synthesis has been sped ...

Angan Das; Ranga Vemuri

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Design Approach and Performance Analysis of a Small Integrated Heat Pump (IHP) for Net Zero Energy Homes (ZEH)  

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This paper describes the design and performance analysis of a variable-capacity heat pump system developed for a small [1800ft2 (167 m2)] prototype net ZEH with an average design cooling load of 1.25 tons (4.4 kW) in five selected US climates. The heat pump integrates space heating and cooling, water heating, ventilation, and humidity control (humidification and dehumidification) functions into a single integrated heat pump (IHP) unit. The design approach uses one small variable-capacity compressor to meet all the above functions in an energy efficient manner. Modal performance comparisons to an earlier IHP product are shown relative to the proposed new design for net ZEH application. The annual performance analysis approach using TRNSYS in conjunction with the ORNL Heat Pump Design Model is discussed. Annual performance projections for a range of locations are compared to those of a base system consisting of separate pieces of equipment to perform the same functions. The ZEH IHP is projected to reduce energy use for space heating & cooling, water heating, dehumidification, and ventilation for a net ZEH by about 50% compared to that of the base system.

Rice, C Keith [ORNL; Murphy, Richard W [ORNL; Baxter, Van D [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Petroleum-contaminated groundwater remediation systems design: A data envelopment analysis based approach  

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Groundwater contamination is one of important environmental problems at petroleum-related sites, which is causing more and more attention. It can bring serious adverse effects on the environment and human health. Design of a groundwater remediation system ... Keywords: Cross-efficiency, Data envelopment analysis, Groundwater remediation systems design, Super-efficiency

Xiaodong Zhang; Guo H. Huang; Qianguo Lin; Hui Yu

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

A Case Study: Using Integrated Approach to Design a Net-Zero Bank Branch  

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This paper describes a real life project conducted by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and PNC Financial Services Group's design team. This is a demonstration project supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's Commercial Partnerships Program, the goal of which is to design and construct a new-zero energy bank branch in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Athalye, Rahul A.; Xie, YuLong; Liu, Bing; Baechler, Michael C.

2012-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

273

Supervisory control using EIB - KONNEX technology: a sensor network protocol enabling a holistic and environmental approach in architecture  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Firstly, the conceptual framework is described. This is the set of ideas and design approaches which it is believed to be fundamental to designing for sustainability in the built environment, and which will structure the value system for carrying out ... Keywords: EIB - KONNEX technology, architecture, built environment, ecology, energy management, heat pump, holistic approach, intelligent building, investment pay back period, sensor networks, supervisory control

John K. Sakellaris

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

O-MaSE: a customisable approach to designing and building complex, adaptive multi-agent systems  

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The complexity and scope of software systems continues to grow. One approach to dealing with this growing complexity is the use of intelligent, multi-agent systems. However, due in part to its relative infancy when compared to other software paradigms, ... Keywords: adaptive MAS, agent-based systems, agent-oriented methodology, agents, complex MAS, integrated development environments, method engineering, multi-agent systems, software analysis, software design

Scott A. DeLoach; Juan Carlos Garcia-Ojeda

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Sustainable energy policies: research challenges and opportunities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Designing sustainable energy policies heavily impacts the economic development, environmental resource management and social acceptance. There are four main steps in the policy making process: planning, environmental assessment, implementation and monitoring. ...

Michela Milano

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Consumer Electronics Show 2013 Highlights Sustainable Energy...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

the Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies category for products that included an inkjet printer and a 57-watt equivalent LED bulb. The bulb, like many other LEDs (including the...

277

A Conceptual Plan for the Detroit Book and Tower Building: Exploration of the Conjunction of Historic Preservation and Sustainable Design Concepts.  

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??This conceptual project generated an adaptive reuse proposal for the Book and Tower Building in a registered historic district. Louis Kamper designed the thirteen-story Book… (more)

Luo, Chi-Ying

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Adaptive design optimization: A mutual information-based approach to model discrimination in cognitive science  

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Discriminating among competing statistical models is a pressing issue for many experimentalists in the field of cognitive science. Resolving this issue begins with designing maximally informative experiments. To this end, the problem to be solved in ...

Daniel R. Cavagnaro; Jay I. Myung; Mark A. Pitt; Janne V. Kujala

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

A Second-Order Cone Programming Approach for Minimax Design of 2-D FIR Filters  

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V8@ 3P6 Email: wslu@ece.uvic.ca Takao Hinamoto Graduate School of Engineering Hiroshima University Higashi-Hiroshima, 739-8527, Japan Email: hinamoto@hiroshima-u.ac.jp Abstract-- A design algorithm based

Lu, Wu-Sheng

280

A computational approach to the design of free form diagrid structure  

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In order to satisfy the ever-increasing complexity of modem architectural design of tall towers, diagrid structural systems are becoming more relevant. To deal with irregular geometries, more sophisticated computational ...

Sundberg, Jessica Nicole

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conditioning planaria : device design based on an autonomous, large-scale parallel approach  

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Current behavioral research is conducted on planaria that have been conditioned manually, one at a time by a person. In an attempt to instrument at an organism level, a design for an environment that automatically conditions ...

Wendell, Dawn M. (Dawn Marie), 1983-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

System theoretic approach for determining causal factors of quality loss in complex system design  

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Identifying the factors that could lead to the loss of quality is difficult for large, complex systems. Traditional design methods such as Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), and Robust ...

Goerges, Stephanie L

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

An approach to analyze tradeoffs for aerospace system design and operation  

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There are important tradeoffs that need to be considered for the design and operation of aerospace systems. In addition to tradeoffs, there may also be multiple stakeholders of interest to the system and each may have ...

O'Neill, Michael Gregory

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

An Approach to Analyze Tradeoffs for Aerospace System Design and Operation  

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There are important tradeoffs that need to be considered for the design and operation of aerospace systems. In addition to tradeoffs, there may also be multiple stakeholders of interest to the system and each may have ...

O'Neill, Gregory

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

The East Austin housing science center : towards a more environmentally accountable design approach  

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This thesis project focuses on the community design implications for a less resource intensive way of life in the US context. The quantifying of the input, output and cycling of resource flows (energy, materials, water, ...

Brinchmann, Knute Thomas

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

A bioclimatic approach to integrated design : form, technology, and architectural knowledge  

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This thesis explores a holistic design process through which architectural elements can engage the dynamic forces of natural phenomena and integrate the spatial and temporal experience of building form with its physical ...

O'Connell, Matthew J. (Mathew Jere)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

A systems approach to conceptual design solutions for a very tall building in Hong Kong  

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The thesis represents a design investigation that seeks to reconsider the high-rise building. With changing uses and technologies, high-rise office towers may have become obsolete. Given the recent capabilities for ...

Ungerer, Frank Wolfgang, 1969-

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Assessment of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology: Comparison of Alternative Design Approaches  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology represents a potential breakthrough in performance and cost in stationary power generation. SOFC developers, who are pursuing a variety of stack architectures and manufacturing methods, each claim their designs will lead to this low-cost / high-performance scenario. To put these claims in perspective, this report analyzes the differences in stack designs and their potential impact on the technical viability and prospective manufactured cost of each configuration.

2002-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

289

Federal Energy Management Program: High-Performance Sustainable Building  

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High-Performance High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations on Digg

290

2009, National Energy Center for Sustainable Communities www.necsc.us 1 SUSTAINABLE URBAN ENERGY PLANNING  

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or gaseous wastes. Clean energy technologies include those that allow the production, transport, storage©2009, National Energy Center for Sustainable Communities www.necsc.us 1 SUSTAINABLE URBAN ENERGY PLANNING: A STRATEGIC APPROACH TO MEETING CLIMATE AND ENERGY GOALS Prepared By Larisa Dobriansky Director

Islam, M. Saif

291

Sustainable Manufacturing in the Systems Integration Division  

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... Sustainability Modeling and Optimization Project. Sustainability of Unit Manufacturing Processes Project. Sustainable Manufacturing Program. ...

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

292

Domestic artefacts: sustainability in the context of indian middle class  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sustainability has become one of the important research topics in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). However, the majority of work has focused on the Western culture. In this paper, we explore sustainable household practices in the developing ... Keywords: design, developing countries, domestic settings, sustainability

Dhaval Vyas

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Corporate sustainability assessment methodology  

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Sustainability is a vague concept specifically in the context of a corporate world. There are numerous definitions for corporate sustainability and just as many ways of evaluating it. This work attempts to define, structure ...

Pinchuk, Natallia

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Earth System Analysis for Sustainability  

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Earth System Analysis for Sustainability By Hans JoachimSystem Analysis for Sustainability. MIT Press, Cambridge,the factors shaping sustainability yet undertaken and makes

Hamilton-Smith, Elery

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options  

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Review: Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options Byand William A. Peters. Sustainable Energy: Choosing AmongAll the authors of Sustainable Energy are associated with

Mirza, Umar Karim

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Bioenergy Technologies Office: Sustainability  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Overview Financial Opportunities Publications Contact Us Sustainability The Bioenergy Technologies Office's activities are guided by a commitment to environmental, economic,...

297

Measuring the Effectiveness of Educational Tools and Hyrdologic Metrics in Raising Awareness About Stormwater Sustainability  

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Urbanization of watersheds leads to the degradation of watershed health, as increased areas of imperviousness produce alterations in the flow regime of receiving water bodies. While centralized infrastructure improvements, such as detention ponds, are typically implemented to manage excess runoff, a more decentralized approach that utilizes Low Impact Development (LID) design principles may better preserve the predevelopment flow regime. Peak flow is traditionally used to design both of these types of infrastructure, but this does not capture the changes in the flow regime, nor does it convey the importance of stormwater sustainability to the general public. To further the general public's understanding about stormwater sustainability, an educational tool was used to take a complicated issue and make it easier to understand by a layperson. The first purpose of this work was to explore the effectiveness of educational tools that may be developed to increase public awareness about issues of watershed sustainability and encourage adoption of sustainable stormwater controls. To increase knowledge about stormwater sustainability and encourage more sustainable practices, a new stormwater sustainability metric, the hydrologic footprint residence (HFR), was recently introduced to measure more holistically the impacts of urbanization on the downstream residence. HFR measures changes to the flow regime as the area of land inundated for one unit of time in response to one rainfall event, which is a more relatable metric than peak flow for the general public. It was the second purpose of this work is to explore the effectiveness of HFR in communicating the impacts of urbanization on watershed health, as compared to traditional stormwater metrics, such as peak flow. To test these different objectives, collaboration with the Communication and the Computer Engineering Departments at Texas A&M University was needed to create a survey, which helped evaluate the effectiveness of the educational tool in educating the general public about stormwater sustainability, and encouraging more sustainable practices. The survey was also used to evaluate and compare the use of HFR and peak flow within the quiz for communicating to the general public about stormwater sustainability. Results indicated the quiz was useful for educating the public about stormwater sustainability, encouraging more sustainable practices. In addition, results indicated the HFR was more effective than peak flow in educating the public about LIDs.

Scott, Tommi Jo Grace

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

An efficient approach for designing and minimizing reversible programmable logic arrays  

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Reversible computing dissipates zero energy in terms of information loss at input and also it can detect error of circuit by keeping unique input-output mapping. In this paper, we have proposed a cost effective design of Reversible Programmable Logic ... Keywords: MUX gate, programmable logic arrays, reversible logic

Sajib Kumar Mitra; Lafifa Jamal; Mineo Kaneko; Hafiz Md. Hasan Babu

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Digital form and materiality: propositions for a new approach to interaction design research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advanced information and interaction technology pervades everyday life, introducing new forms and meanings of computer applications beyond desktop computers---from varying types of digital devices to interactive fashion and architecture. Motivated by ... Keywords: digital artifact, form, form-driven interaction design and research, materiality

Heekyoung Jung; Erik Stolterman

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

A Controller Design for the Khepera Robot: A Rough Set Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Khepera robot belongs to the family of miniature mobile robots of the K-Team firm. It is used in a number of places for scientific and educational purposes. Considering its advantages (such as small size, precision of movement, ease of control), ... Keywords: Artificial intelligence, Khepera robot, control design, expert system, fuzzy systems, machine learning, rough sets

Zbigniew Suraj; James F. Peters; Piotr Grochowalski

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Branch-and-Price Approach to the Share-of-Choice Product Line Design Problem  

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We develop a branch-and-price algorithm for constructing an optimal product line using partworth estimates from choice-based conjoint analysis. The algorithm determines the specific attribute levels for each multiattribute product in a set of products ... Keywords: branch and price, column generation, combinatorial optimization, conjoint analysis, integer programming, marketing, optimization, product line design, share of choice

Xinfang (Jocelyn) Wang; Jeffrey D. Camm; David J. Curry

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Ontological Support for a Theory-Eclectic Approach to Instructional and Learning Design  

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infrastructure of utilization of instructional and learning theories for practitioners in line engineering infrastructure of utilization of instructional and learning theories for practitioners based. Furthermore, age-old question continues to apply: "Is it `better' to select one theory when designing

Mizoguchi, Riichiro

303

Carbon nanotube field effect transistors for high performance analog applications: An optimum design approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There is a need to explore circuit designs in new emerging technologies for their rapid commercialization to extend Moore's law beyond 22nm technology node. Carbon nanotube based transistor (CNFET) has significant potential to replace CMOS in the future ... Keywords: Analog, CMOS, Carbon nanotube field effect transistor (CNFET), Chirality, Single walled CNT

Fahad Ali Usmani; Mohammad Hasan

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

A New Approach to Data Mining for Software Design # Walid Taha, Scott Crosby, Kedar Swadi  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

(including the Linux kernel) are encour­ aging. Keywords: Software engineering, software design, program generation en­ joyed a renewed interest as a technology with sig­ nificant software engineering applications propose a view motivated by Kolmogorov's notion of string complexity [9]: Generators can capture

Taha, Walid

305

A New Approach to Data Mining for Software Design Walid Taha, Scott Crosby, Kedar Swadi  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

(including the Linux kernel) are encour- aging. Keywords: Software engineering, software design, program generation en- joyed a renewed interest as a technology with sig- nificant software engineering applications propose a view motivated by Kolmogorov's notion of string complexity [9]: Generators can capture

Taha, Walid

306

A density based approach to the access point layout smart distribution grid design optimization problem  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is an integral part of the smart grid. It plays a significant role in control and management for utilities. Along with its pervasiveness, effective AMI network design has drawn more attention. To some extent, the ... Keywords: genetic algorithm, layout optimization, multi-objective optimization, neighborhood area network, smart grid

Bin Zhang; Kamran Shafi; Hussein A. Abbass

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Notice of proposed rulemaking, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

rulemaking, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design Standards for New Federal Buildings, 75 Fed. Reg. 29,933 (May 28, 2010) Notice of proposed rulemaking, Energy Efficiency...

308

Federal Energy Management Program: Business Case for Sustainable...  

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Facilities full document. Contact For additional information about The Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities, contact Sarah Jensen. Contacts | Web Site...

309

Cape Charles - Construction & Design Standards (Virginia) | Open...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

LEED ranking system. There are also minimum standards of performance related to "Sustainability Criteria." The Sustainability Criteria are designed to measure an occupant's...

310

A novel biomimetic approach to the design of high-performance ceramic/metal composites  

SciTech Connect

The prospect of extending natural biological design to develop new synthetic ceramic-metal composite materials is examined. Using ice-templating of ceramic suspensions and subsequent metal infiltration, we demonstrate that the concept of ordered hierarchical design can be applied to create fine-scale laminated ceramic-metal (bulk) composites that are inexpensive, lightweight and display exceptional damage-tolerance properties. Specifically, Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/Al-Si laminates with ceramic contents up to approximately 40 vol% and with lamellae thicknesses down to 10 {micro}m were processed and characterized. These structures achieve an excellent fracture toughness of 40 MPa{radical}m at a tensile strength of approximately 300 MPa. Salient toughening mechanisms are described together with further toughening strategies.

Launey, Maximilien E.; Munch, Etienne; Alsem, Daan Hein; Saiz, Eduardo; Tomsia, Antoni P.; Ritchie, Robert O.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Habitat Metro Denver -- Perfecting Award-Winning Affordable Homes Using Building America's Integrated Design Approach  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Habitat for Humanity's goal is to supply quality housing to poor families while reducing their energy cost burden, especially in light of ever-increasing energy prices. Habitat Metro Denver partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Project and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to improve their construction and design process to create an affordable home that is not only cost-effective and volunteer friendly to build but highly energy efficient and a comfortable place to live.

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2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

NREL: Sustainable NREL - About  

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About Sustainable NREL About Sustainable NREL NR EL proactively pursues sustainability in all its operations to meet the lab's environmental stewardship goals. NREL is also charged with providing leadership within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex to achieve energy and environmental goals as described in DOE Executive Order 13423 and Executive Order 13514. Sustainability Integrated in Mission and Operation Fully integrated in the lab's mission and operations, sustainability leadership is demonstrated by our involvement in optimizing resources, reducing waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, protecting the environment, and reaching out to the community. NREL Sustainability Efforts In addition to implementing on-site energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, NREL has rigorous sustainability policies that facilitate:

313

Maintaining a Technology-Neutral Approach to Hydrogen Production Process Development through Conceptual Design of the Next Generation Nuclear Plant  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) project was authorized in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), tasking the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with demonstrating High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (HTGR) technology. The demonstration is to include the technical, licensing, operational, and commercial viability of HTGR technology for the production of electricity and hydrogen. The Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative (NHI), a component of the DOE Hydrogen Program managed by the Office of Nuclear Energy, is also investigating multiple approaches to cost effective hydrogen production from nuclear energy. The objective of NHI is development of the technology and information basis for a future decision on commercial viability. The initiatives are clearly intertwined. While the objectives of NGNP and NHI are generally consistent, NGNP has progressed to the project definition phase and the project plan has matured. Multiple process applications for the NGNP require process heat, electricity and hydrogen in varied combinations and sizes. Coupling these processes to the reactor in multiple configurations adds complexity to the design, licensing and demonstration of both the reactor and the hydrogen production process. Commercial viability of hydrogen production may depend on the specific application and heat transport configuration. A component test facility (CTF) is planned by the NGNP to support testing and demonstration of NGNP systems, including those for hydrogen production, in multiple configurations. Engineering-scale demonstrations in the CTF are expected to start in 2012 to support scheduled design and licensing activities leading to subsequent construction and operation. Engineering-scale demonstrations planned by NHI are expected to start at least two years later. Reconciliation of these schedules is recommended to successfully complete both initiatives. Hence, closer and earlier integration of hydrogen process development and heat transport systems is sensible. For integration purposes, an analysis comparing the design, cost and schedule impact of maintaining a technology neutral approach through conceptual design or making an early hydrogen process technology selection was performed. Early selection does not specifically eliminate a technology, but rather selects the first hydrogen technology for demonstration. A systems-engineering approach was taken to define decision-making criteria for selecting a hydrogen technology. The relative technical, cost and schedule risks of each approach were analyzed and risk mitigation strategies were recommended, including provisions to maintain close collaboration with the NHI. The results of these analyses are presented here.

Michael W. Patterson

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Sustainable Electricity | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Sustainable Electricity SHARE Sustainable Electricity Outdoor power line accelerated testing. Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Energy Efficiency and Electricity Technologies Program...

315

NREL: Sustainable NREL Home Page  

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and renewable energy technologies. NREL's sustainability model can be replicated by homeowners, universities, industry, and government agencies. At NREL, sustainability...

316

Strategies for Sustainable Institute Operations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... 2 ? What we heard and read: ? NNMI RFI Responses to sustainability questions ... Blueprint for Action: Sustainable Operations Outline Page 3. ...

2013-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

317

Design approaches for solar industrial process-heat systems: nontracking and line-focus collector technologies  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The design methodology for solar industrial process heat systems is described, and an overview is given of the use of solar energy in industry. A way to determine whether solar energy makes sense for a particular application is described. The basic system configurations used to supply hot water or steam are discussed, and computer-generated graphs are supplied that allow the user to select a collector type. Detailed energy calculations are provided, including the effects of thermal losses and storage. The selection of subsystem components is described, and control systems, installation and start-up details, economics, and safety and environmental issues are explained. (LEW)

Kutscher, C.F.; Davenport, R.L.; Dougherty, D.A.; Gee, R.C.; Masterson, P.M.; May, E.K.

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Perspectives on Global Change: the TARGETS Approach  

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Perspectives on Global Change: the TARGETS Approach Perspectives on Global Change: the TARGETS Approach Speaker(s): Bert DeVries Date: February 6, 1998 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3148 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Richard Sextro TARGETS is a simulation model designed to help explore the future of the world innovatively and to search for adequate operationalization of the concept of sustainable development. It incorporates a unique approach to the study of long-term global change and sustainability issues. The model is distinguished by its treatment of uncertainties through explicit formulation of cultural perspectives on controversial issues, and by its inclusion of a visualisation tool to enable transparent and interactive presentation of scenario analyses. TARGETS embodies an interdisciplinary approach, deals explictly with both physical and socio-economic

319

LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT OF ABRASIVE TOOLS AND EFFECTS ON SUSTAINABLE GRINDING  

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ingredients emissions waste and energy Tool design affectsbilit during d i use Energy E Waste Toxicity Sustainability

Linke, Barbara

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Systematic approach for PID controller design for pitch-regulated, variable-speed wind turbines  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Variable-speed, horizontal axis wind turbines use blade-pitch control to meet specified objectives for three regions of operation. This paper focuses on controller design for the constant power production regime. A simple, rigid, non-linear turbine model was used to systematically perform trade-off studies between two performance metrics. Minimization of both the deviation of the rotor speed from the desired speed and the motion of the actuator is desired. The robust nature of the proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller is illustrated, and optimal operating conditions are determined. Because numerous simulation runs may be completed in a short time, the relationship of the two opposing metrics is easily visualized. 2 refs., 9 figs.

Hand, M.M. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Balas, M.J. [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States). Dept. of Aerospace Engineering Sciences

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Achieving Sustainability, Energy Savings, and Occupant Comfort  

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Sustainability, energy savings, and occupant comfort are not mutually exclusive objectives, as buildings can be designed that incorporate all of these features. Sustainability is often defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. Reducing the demand for energy produced from depletable resources and generating energy from renewable sources leaves more resources available for future use. Therefore, energy savings and sustainability go hand in hand. Occupant comfort can be maintained in conjunction with energy savings, and some sustainable practices enhance comfort. Properly planned and implemented construction programs can help ensure efficiently operating systems, reducing the consumption of valuable resources, while providing an acceptable indoor environment. The authors have more than 30 years combined experience working with Texas schools in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering and design as well as energy management.

Fisher, D.; Bristow, G.

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

SURVEY DESIGN FOR SPECTRAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTION FITTING: A FISHER MATRIX APPROACH  

SciTech Connect

The spectral energy distribution (SED) of a galaxy contains information on the galaxy's physical properties, and multi-wavelength observations are needed in order to measure these properties via SED fitting. In planning these surveys, optimization of the resources is essential. The Fisher Matrix (FM) formalism can be used to quickly determine the best possible experimental setup to achieve the desired constraints on the SED-fitting parameters. However, because it relies on the assumption of a Gaussian likelihood function, it is in general less accurate than other slower techniques that reconstruct the probability distribution function (PDF) from the direct comparison between models and data. We compare the uncertainties on SED-fitting parameters predicted by the FM to the ones obtained using the more thorough PDF-fitting techniques. We use both simulated spectra and real data, and consider a large variety of target galaxies differing in redshift, mass, age, star formation history, dust content, and wavelength coverage. We find that the uncertainties reported by the two methods agree within a factor of two in the vast majority ({approx}90%) of cases. If the age determination is uncertain, the top-hat prior in age used in PDF fitting to prevent each galaxy from being older than the universe needs to be incorporated in the FM, at least approximately, before the two methods can be properly compared. We conclude that the FM is a useful tool for astronomical survey design.

Acquaviva, Viviana; Gawiser, Eric [Department of Physics and Astronomy Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ 08854 (United States); Bickerton, Steven J. [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Peyton Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States); Grogin, Norman A. [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Guo Yicheng [Department of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 (United States); Lee, Seong-Kook [School of Physics, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul, 130-722 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

323

Fan System Effects: How Fan Ductwork Design Impacts Overall System Efficiency and What the Approach Should be for Optimization  

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"In order to establish the aerodynamic performance characteristics of a custom fan or even a line of fans, the accepted practice of the industry is to carry out testing on a scale model in a laboratory to develop its fan performance curve. Then by applying affinity laws in conjunction with very specific rules that address scaling issues, the performance characteristics of geometrically similar fans can be predicted. These affinity laws (frequently referred to as fan laws) also allow the performance of fans operating at different speeds or handling gases at different density values to be accurately predicted. However, it is often found that even fans with well defined and pedigreed performance curves are unable to meet their performance expectations once they are installed on the systems for which they have been sold. This is primarily due to the adverse aerodynamic impact of the inlet or outlet connections on the performance capacity of the fan and thus on the overall system efficiency. The general term for design conditions at inlets or outlets of fans that cause deficient aerodynamic performance is ‘system effects’. The characteristics of fan system effects are that they reduce fan capacity and are both velocity and geometry dependent. On the inlet side of a fan, this generally characterizes itself by a flow pattern that is highly non?uniform. On the discharge side, the high and low velocity flow streams leaving the fan may simply be prevented from redeveloping a uniform flow profile and normal static pressure conversion before encountering a disturbance. The term can also apply to system elements such as silencers, elbows and transitions. For these components, the actual pressure drop across them may be significantly higher than their calculated or rated values if the velocity profile of the entering flow is skewed or non?uniform. For either case (fan connection or system component), the result is that additional power will be required to address the flow rate required by the system. In many instances, system designers are simply unfamiliar with the importance of understanding system effects as it pertains to new fan selections and the attendant power requirements. At a minimum, a reasonable approach for new fan projects should be to establish the theoretical system effect of connection designs by using a recognized document such as Air Movement and Control Association Publication 201. The objective should be to first minimize their impact through appropriate connection design modifications in conjunction with potential fan inlet and outlet re?orientation. Once the system effects are minimized, the residual value should be applied to the fan performance specification in order to ensure that the fan is selected for the required aerodynamic capacity. For system components, an approach that has proved to be of significant value is to predict the flow pattern using computation fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling tools and in this process, the design can be tweaked until the designer finds the overall pressure drops of a system are minimized to the greatest practical extent. Similarly, CFD can be used to predict the flow profile at a fan inlet to ensure that it is as uniform as practically possible. This paper reviews the concept of system effects from the perspective of fan power requirements and provides a methodology for approaching system design from the perspective of optimizing fan energy use while achieving the required system capacity."

Martin, V.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Specifically Designed Constructed Wetlands: A Novel Treatment Approach for Scrubber Wastewater  

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A pilot-scale wetland treatment system was specifically designed and constructed at Clemson University to evaluate removal of mercury, selenium, and other constituents from flue gas desulfurization (FGD) wastewater. Specific objectives of this research were: (1) to measure performance of a pilot-scale constructed wetland treatment system in terms of decreases in targeted constituents (Hg, Se and As) in the FGD wastewater from inflow to outflow; (2) to determine how the observed performance is achieved (both reactions and rates); and (3) to measure performance in terms of decreased bioavailability of these elements (i.e. toxicity of sediments in constructed wetlands and toxicity of outflow waters from the treatment system). Performance of the pilot-scale constructed wetland treatment systems was assessed using two criteria: anticipated NPDES permit levels and toxicity evaluations using two sentinel toxicity-testing organisms (Ceriodaphnia dubia and Pimephales promelas). These systems performed efficiently with varied inflow simulations of FGD wastewaters removing As, Hg, and Se concentrations below NPDES permit levels and reducing the toxicity of simulated FGD wastewater after treatment with the constructed wetland treatment systems. Sequential extraction procedures indicated that these elements (As, Hg, and Se) were bound to residual phases within sediments of these systems, which should limit their bioavailability to aquatic biota. Sediments collected from constructed wetland treatment systems were tested to observe toxicity to Hyalella azteca or Chironomus tetans. Complete survival (100%) was observed for H. azteca in all cells of the constructed wetland treatment system and C. tentans had an average of 91% survival over the three treatment cells containing sediments. Survival and growth of H. azteca and C. tentans did not differ significantly between sediments from the constructed wetland treatment system and controls. Since the sediments of the constructed wetland treatment system are repositories for As, Hg, and Se and the bioavailability of these elements decreased after deposition, the pilot-scale constructed wetland treatment system contributed significantly to mitigation of risks to aquatic life from these elements.

John H. Rodgers Jr; James W. Castle; Chris Arrington: Derek Eggert; Meg Iannacone

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Update Sustainable Transportation  

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on the significant impacts and breadth of transportation science research at ORNL and new directions to achieve efficient, clean, and sustainable mobility. Ron's talk attracted...

326

Sustainable Nuclear Energy  

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Energy Enabling a Sustainable Nuclear Energy Future Since its inception, Argonne R&D has supported U.S. Department of Energy nuclear programs and initiatives, including today's...

327

NREL: Sustainable NREL - News  

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News Below are news stories related to NREL's sustainability efforts. September 3, 2013 Architects and Building Engineers Flock to NREL National ASHRAE and AIA conferences in...

328

Sustainable Agriculture Loan Program  

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The Minnesota Sustainable Agriculture Loan program will provide loans to Minnesota residents actively engaged in farming for capital expenditures which enhance the environmental and economic...

329

Toward a sustainable UGA.  

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??Sustainability of the college campus is a growing trend and complex pursuit. While The University of Georgia is making strides in several areas of campus… (more)

Kirsche, Kevin Michael

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Sustainability Support - Events  

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Right Tab Left Tab VIDEOS Right Tab Left Tab EVENTS Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support & Corporate Safety Analysis HS-20 Home Mission & Functions Office of...

331

Sustainable Technologies I  

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Feb 17, 2010 ... Sustainability Study in Selective Laser Sintering – An Energy ... Crushing and grinding, or comminution, circuits are the most energy intensive ...

332

Why Measure Sustainability?  

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... aim for sustainability, and it creates an incentive for developing LCA ... the flow of solar energy reaching the Earth is nevertheless fixed, as is the mass ...

2009-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

333

Design  

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Design Design of a Multithreaded Barnes-Hut Algorithm for Multicore Clusters Technical Report Junchao Zhang and Babak Behzad Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign {jczhang, bbehza2}@illinois.edu Marc Snir Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and MCS Division, Argonne National Laboratory snir@anl.gov Abstract We describe in this paper an implementation of the Barnes-Hut al- gorithm on multicore clusters. Based on a partitioned global ad- dress space (PGAS) library, the design integrates intranode mul- tithreading and internode one-sided communication, exemplifying a PGAS + X programming style. Within a node, the computation is decomposed into tasks (subtasks), and multitasking is used to hide network latency. We study the tradeoffs between locality in private caches and locality in shared caches

334

ICOSSE 2011 - 2nd International Congress on Sustainability ...  

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... Technology for water sustainability and management; Water sustainability and sustainable water management; Sustainable energy; Advances in ...

2011-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

335

Weigh your waste: a sustainable way to reduce waste  

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An increased concern for the environment has brought about an arena to develop and experiment with new devices to support sustainable design. The 'Weigh Your Waste' (WYW) device will allow the user to monitor their waste charges and provide a platform ... Keywords: bin tax, pay by weight, proenvironmental behavior, recycling, rubbish, sustainable design, trash, waste

Alex A. Gartland; Paulina Piasek

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Reducing Emissions Through Sustainable Transport: Proposal for a Sectoral  

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Reducing Emissions Through Sustainable Transport: Proposal for a Sectoral Reducing Emissions Through Sustainable Transport: Proposal for a Sectoral Approach Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Reducing Emissions Through Sustainable Transport: Proposal for a Sectoral Approach Agency/Company /Organization: GTZ Sector: Energy Focus Area: Transportation Topics: Implementation, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Publications Website: www.transport2012.org/bridging/ressources/files/1/817,Transport_sector Reducing Emissions Through Sustainable Transport: Proposal for a Sectoral Approach Screenshot References: Reducing Emissions Through Sustainable Transport[1] Summary "The large mitigation potential and associated co-benefits of taking action in the land transport sector can be tapped into by a sectoral approach drawing financial resources from a transport window, in the short term

337

NREL: Sustainable NREL - Education Center  

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Education Center Education Center An aerial photo of a grey, angular building. NREL's Education Center NREL's Education Center on the South Table Mountain main campus incorporates a large number of energy efficiency and sustainability practices into its cutting-edge design. The lab's first showcase building, the facility proudly displays technologies that can save energy, create jobs, and generate clean electricity and fuels from plentiful domestic, carbon-free sources. Energy Efficiency Features Trombe wall lights and heats the exhibit hall Direct evaporative cooling system LED lights with lighting control system Energy management system monitors temperature, humidity and occupancy Sustainability Features Native and xeriscape vegetation Composting and recycling bins For more information, see the Education Center website

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DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A CO2 FLOOD UTILIZING ADVANCED RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION AND HORIZONTAL INJECTION WELLS IN A SHALLOW SHELF CARBONATE APPROACHING WATERFLOOD DEPLETION  

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The purpose of this project was to economically design an optimum carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) flood for a mature waterflood nearing its economic abandonment. The original project utilized advanced reservoir characterization and CO{sub 2} horizontal injection wells as the primary methods to redevelop the South Cowden Unit (SCU). The development plans; project implementation and reservoir management techniques were to be transferred to the public domain to assist in preventing premature abandonment of similar fields. The Unit was a mature waterflood with water cut exceeding 95%. Oil must be mobilized through the use of a miscible or near-miscible fluid to recover significant additional reserves. Also, because the unit was relatively small, it did not have the benefit of economies of scale inherent in normal larger scale projects. Thus, new and innovative methods were required to reduce investment and operating costs. Two primary methods used to accomplish improved economics were use of reservoir characterization to restrict the flood to the higher quality rock in the unit and use of horizontal injection wells to cut investment and operating costs. The project consisted of two budget phases. Budget Phase I started in June 1994 and ended late June 1996. In this phase Reservoir Analysis, Characterization Tasks and Advanced Technology Definition Tasks were completed. Completion enabled the project to be designed, evaluated, and an Authority for Expenditure (AFE) for project implementation submitted to working interest owners for approval. Budget Phase II consisted of the implementation and execution of the project in the field. Phase II was completed in July 2001. Performance monitoring, during Phase II, by mid 1998 identified the majority of producing wells which under performed their anticipated withdrawal rates. Newly drilled and re-activated wells had lower offtake rates than originally forecasted. As a result of poor offtake, higher reservoir pressure was a concern for the project as it limited CO{sub 2} injectivity. To reduce voidage balance, and reservoir pressure, a disposal well was therefore drilled. Several injection surveys indicated the CO{sub 2} injection wells had severe conformance issues. After close monitoring of the project to the end of 1999, it was evident the project would not recover the anticipated tertiary reserves. The main reasons for under-performance were poor in zone CO{sub 2} injection into the upper San Andres layers, poorer offtake rates from newly drilled replacement wells and a higher than required reservoir pressure. After discussion internally within Phillips, externally with the Department of Energy (DOE) and SCU partners, a redevelopment of South Cowden was agreed upon to commence in year 2000. The redevelopment essentially abandoned the original development for Budget Phase II in favor of a revised approach. This involved conformance techniques to resolve out of zone CO{sub 2} injection and use of horizontal wells to improve in zone injectivity and productivity. A phased approach was used to ensure short radius lateral drilling could be implemented effectively at South Cowden. This involved monitoring drilling operations and then production response to determine if larger investments during the second phase were justified. Redevelopment Phase 1 was completed in May 2000. It was deemed a success in regard to finding suitable/cost-effective technology for drilling horizontal laterals and finding a technique that could sustain long-term productivity from the upper layers of the San Andres reservoir. Four existing vertical producing wells were isolated from their existing completions and sidetracked with horizontal laterals into the upper layers of the San Andres. Overall average offtake rates for the four wells increased by a factor of 12 during the first four months after completion of Phase 1. Phase 2 of the redevelopment focused on current CO{sub 2} vertical injection wells. Techniques were applied to resolve near well conformance concerns and then either single or dual laterals were dril

K.J. Harpole; Ed G. Durrett; Susan Snow; J.S. Bles; Carlon Robertson; C.D. Caldwell; D.J. Harms; R.L. King; B.A. Baldwin; D. Wegener; M. Navarrette

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

SUSTAINABILITY New Perspectives  

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societies, but also contribute to creating a truly sustainable future. The specific areas of analysis include population dynamics, sustenance, energy, and pollution. The perspectives and roles and long-term sustainability need to be reconciled through market and regulatory mechanisms that reduce

Edwards, Paul N.

340

Measuring Energy Sustainability  

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For the purpose of measurement, energy sustainability is defined as ensuring that future generations have energy resources that enable them to achieve a level of well-being at least as good as that of the current generation. It is recognized that there are valid, more comprehensive understandings of sustainability and that energy sustainability as defined here is only meaningful when placed in a broader context. Still, measuring energy sustainability is important to society because the rates of consumption of some fossil resources are now substantial in relation to measures of ultimate resources, and because conflicts between fossil energy use and environmental sustainability are intensifying. Starting from the definition, an equation for energy sustainability is derived that reconciles renewable fl ows and nonrenewable stocks, includes the transformation of energy into energy services, incorporates technological change and, at least notionally, allows for changes in the relationship between energy services and societal well-being. Energy sustainability must be measured retrospectively as well as prospectively, and methods for doing each are discussed. Connections to the sustainability of other resources are also critical. The framework presented is merely a starting point; much remains to be done to make it operational.

Greene, David L [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal design and control strategies for novel combined heat and power (CHP) fuel cell systems. Part I of II, datum design conditions and approach.  

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Energy network optimization (ENO) models identify new strategies for designing, installing, and controlling stationary combined heat and power (CHP) fuel cell systems (FCSs) with the goals of (1) minimizing electricity and heating costs for building owners and (2) reducing emissions of the primary greenhouse gas (GHG) - carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}). A goal of this work is to employ relatively inexpensive simulation studies to discover more financially and environmentally effective approaches for installing CHP FCSs. ENO models quantify the impact of different choices made by power generation operators, FCS manufacturers, building owners, and governments with respect to two primary goals - energy cost savings for building owners and CO{sub 2} emission reductions. These types of models are crucial for identifying cost and CO{sub 2} optima for particular installations. Optimal strategies change with varying economic and environmental conditions, FCS performance, the characteristics of building demand for electricity and heat, and many other factors. ENO models evaluate both 'business-as-usual' and novel FCS operating strategies. For the scenarios examined here, relative to a base case of no FCSs installed, model results indicate that novel strategies could reduce building energy costs by 25% and CO{sub 2} emissions by 80%. Part I of II articles discusses model assumptions and methodology. Part II of II articles illustrates model results for a university campus town and generalizes these results for diverse communities.

Colella, Whitney G.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance | Department...  

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High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance More Documents &...

343

Law, Sustainability, and the Pursuit of Happiness  

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of the steps needed for sustainability can actually improvesatisfaction. Thus, sustainability for society and theSustainability.

Farber, Daniel A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Sustainable Acquisition Coding System | Department of Energy  

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Acquisition Coding System Sustainable Acquisition Coding System Sustainable Acquisition Coding System Sustainable Acquisition Coding System More Documents & Publications Policy...

345

Exploring Sustainability VALS: Sustainability Value, Lifestyle Practices and Stewardship.  

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??Living sustainability is a set of behaviors for the long-term functioning of society. Sustainability VALS provides the clothing and textiles industry distinctive insight into comprehending… (more)

Lee, Stacy Hyun-Nam

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Sustainable Building Case Studies | Department of Energy  

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Case Studies Case Studies Sustainable Building Case Studies October 4, 2013 - 4:58pm Addthis These case studies feature examples of sustainably designed buildings and facilities from Federal agencies and industry. High Performance Federal Buildings Database The High Performance Federal Buildings database presents a sampling of sustainable buildings projects in the Federal Government. This database taps into the existing U.S. Department of Energy High Performance Buildings database, showcasing only Federal case study examples. Third-Party Certification ENERGY STAR for Federal Agencies: A site that provides access to the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the Federal High Performance Sustainable Buildings Checklist, and ENERGY STAR qualified products, and much more. Green Globes: A Web-based program from the Green Building Initiative for

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Sustainable Building Case Studies | Department of Energy  

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Case Studies Case Studies Sustainable Building Case Studies October 4, 2013 - 4:58pm Addthis These case studies feature examples of sustainably designed buildings and facilities from Federal agencies and industry. High Performance Federal Buildings Database The High Performance Federal Buildings database presents a sampling of sustainable buildings projects in the Federal Government. This database taps into the existing U.S. Department of Energy High Performance Buildings database, showcasing only Federal case study examples. Third-Party Certification ENERGY STAR for Federal Agencies: A site that provides access to the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the Federal High Performance Sustainable Buildings Checklist, and ENERGY STAR qualified products, and much more. Green Globes: A Web-based program from the Green Building Initiative for

348

A Sustainable Medical Center in Texas  

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The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate how one can successfully integrate many sustainable features into the construction and operation of a mid-sized medical clinic located in the hot/humid piney woods of east Texas for a moderate increase over ''normal" construction costs. Furthermore, the authors will point out that the application of "solar" design principals should entail more than the installation of solar collectors on a rooftop. The consuming public is sophisticated enough to see beyond the obvious, and perhaps dated, applications of solar design strategies - and welcomes the comfort and aesthetics that go along with an integrated approach to "Green" building. The subject project, known as "The Texas Specialist Center", has enjoyed the predicted energy and green building results. It is a 6300 square foot stand alone clinic located in Lufkin, Texas for a client with multiple chemical sensitivities. "Green" features include passive solar design for heating and cooling, enhanced natural ventilation (including the use of natural ''thermal siphons" within the building), "cool communities" site planning (to reduce the urban 'heat island" effect), extensive use of daylighting and energy-efficient artificial lighting, photo-voltaics to provide security system & computer operations back-up, careful attention to material selections for low toxicity & high indoor air quality, use of regionally appropriate building materials and systems, an extensive rainwater collection system, as well as ''xeriscape" landscaping principals. It was constructed in 1996 and has been under full operation for more than three years. Actual energy consumption data will be presented and the above "Green" design strategies will be elaborated upon.

Pfeiffer, P. L.; Miller, B.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Sustainable Architectural Applications in the Gulf States-Post Occupancy Evaluation Case Study of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  

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This study aimed at studying, analyzing, and assessing sustainability experiment in KSA through estimating buildings established and designed in many sites at the kingdom. But these buildings were analyzed from the descriptive method, in addition to extracting special standards through the users of these buildings. The opinions of the users were taken through a questionnaire for extracting the satisfaction level about the sustainable buildings in KSA. Above all, meetings with the people of specialty who designed the buildings were held and compared before and after design, together with the method of visualizing the subject. The study considered all elements and terms used in order to extract some helpful results for the decision makers, together with putting strategies and an approach for designing the sustainable buildings in the kingdom. The findings indicated that the user is affected by the sustainable measures taken in designing and construction of these buildings. Many factors affected the satisfaction level of the users including the cultural, social and economic factors.

Ali, H.; Alfalah, G.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

D i i f S t i bilit i th B ilt E i tDesigning for Sustainability in the Built Environment Exterior Facade Design for Maximum Daylighting and Solar Power  

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to downsize the air conditioning system. The resulting cost reduction helps pay for daylighting improvements Facade Design for Maximum Daylighting and Solar Power GenerationGeneration A frank assessment of issues "...the art and science of daylighting is not so much about how to provide enough daylighting as how to do

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

351

NREL: Sustainable NREL - Parking Garage  

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Parking Garage Parking Garage A photo of a grey, five-story, above-ground parking garage. Solar panels are seen installed on the roof of the structure. NREL's multi-story parking garage. NREL's parking garage proves that large garages can be designed and built sustainably-at no additional cost. And although parking garages don't qualify for the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification, NREL designed the parking garage to LEED Platinum standards to maximize energy savings and environmental stewardship. The structure is expected to perform 90% better than a standard garage built just to code. Fast Facts Cost: $14,172 per parking space Cost is typically $15,500 to $24,500 per parking space Square Feet: 578,320 Parking Spaces: 1,800

352

Austin's Green Building Program: A Tool for Sustainable Development  

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In a new approach to home rating systems, Austin's Green Building Program was designed in 1991 as a marketing approach to encourage builders, architects, and designers to incorporate sustainable building practices, systems, and materials into residential construction. A secondary goal of the program was to encourage "green" business development in the Austin area. A rating system of accumulated points translates to a "sustainability rating" of one to four stars. Four resource areas relating to the home are considered: water, energy, building materials, and solid waste. Seventeen criteria were used to develop points for more than 130 building options listed under the four categories. The criteria for evaluating the options included consideration of the source, process (i.e. from raw material to finished product), use, postlife (recyclability, disposal), integration (with other systems), and difficulty in offering the option. The options are presented in the Green Building Guide, which includes an overview of the program, a discussion of sustainability and local and regional resources, the rating worksheets, and a comprehensive glossary of terns. The Green Building Guide is supplemented by a Sustainable Building Sourcebook which gives more detailed design and source information for each option listed in the Guide. The Green Building Guide is being revised in a simpler format, and the marketing package is being evaluated based upon our experience of the past two years of program operation. The Green Building Program supports participants through general marketing and technical seminars. Response to the Green Building Program has indicated pent-up demand from the market for more environmentally sensitive building practices. Reaction from the building industry has shown a desire for a mechanism to present building and development in a more positive light to an environmentally aware public. The broad acceptance of this strategy was highlighted at the United Nations Conference for Environment and Development (UNCED), called the "Earth Summit," when the Green Building Program was selected as one of twelve finalists worldwide for the United Nations Local Government Honours Programme. The most recent of several awards was the Award for Innovation presented by the Association of Demand Side Management Professionals in November, 1993. This paper will follow the implementation and operation of the Green Building Program, with discussions on the successes, challenges, and modifications of the program since its introduction to the public in early 1992.

Seiter, D. L.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Integrating social theory and sustainability.  

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??Though it generally has environmental connotations, sustainability is at its most basic a social concept. It is society that is of interest in being ‘sustained;’… (more)

Fievet, Charles Joseph

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

NREL: Sustainable NREL - Community Benefits  

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Community Benefits Essential to the lab's sustainability efforts is helping sustain the community by supporting economic development and sharing knowledge and resources with the...

355

Sustainable Endeavors | Open Energy Information  

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Facebook icon Twitter icon Sustainable Endeavors Jump to: navigation, search Name Sustainable Endeavors Place Montana Sector Biomass, Renewable Energy Product Focused on...

356

Corrosion Damage Models and Sustainability  

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Presentation Title, Corrosion Damage Models and Sustainability ... Abstract Scope, The ability of industry to make sustainable choices in the future that optimize ...

357

Green IT 2012: Sustainable Electronics  

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1 DOE Sustainability Assistance Network July 19, 2012 Cate Berard Federal Electronics Challenge and EPA Jeff Eagan Office of Sustainability Support (HS-21) Green IT 2012:...

358

Collaborative Initiatives for Sustainable Products ...  

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... (EPA) 2. LCA for Sustainable Light Emitting Diode Fluorescent Lamps (DOE) 3. Sustainable Product Initiative (EPA) ? Cradle-to-Gate Tools ...

2009-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

359

OM Forum---Business Model Innovation for Sustainability  

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A systematic approach to innovating business models can help identify new business models that encourage sustainable use of products and services, or facilitate wider adoption of new environmentally friendly technologies. This paper provides a brief ... Keywords: business model innovation, business models, entrepreneurship, innovation, risk, sustainability

Karan Girotra, Serguei Netessine

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

High Performance Sustainable Buildings  

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become a High Performance Sustainable Building in 2013. On the former County landfill, a photovoltaic array field uses solar energy to provide power for Los Alamos County and the...

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361

Science Serving Sustainability  

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Science Goal 8: Science Serving Sustainability Maintaining the conditions of a building improves the health of not only the surrounding ecosystems, but also the well-being of its...

362

HumanoidHospital Sustainable  

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HHO HumanoidHospital Nanoscale Science Nano-Bio Interface Sustainable Energy Renewable Materials, students, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, gender, disability, age, veteran

Beex, A. A. "Louis"

363

Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems  

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Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems Speaker(s): Mark O'Malley Date: June 27, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-1099 Seminar HostPoint of Contact: Sila Kiliccote The process of making...

364

2011 Sustainability Awards  

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For additional information on DOE's Sustainability Awards, contact Drew Campbell Drew.Campbell@hq.doe.gov; 202-586-4181 Beverly Whitehead Beverly.Whitehead@hq.doe.gov; 202-586-6073...

365

Achieving Climate Sustainability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is often assumed that climate change policies, including the Kyoto Protocol and the follow-on Copenhagen agreement now being negotiated, align well with sustainability's tenets. A closer look reveals this is not the case. First, they treat ...

William B. Gail

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

An engineering curriculum track for IT for sustainability  

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Information technology (IT) forms a crucial foundation for designing, building and managing future sustainable cities. This paper proposes a model to innovate the engineering and computing curriculum to include sustainability and IT topics in order to ... Keywords: Cities and towns,Technological innovation,Computer science,Sensors,Data mining,Economics,Knowledge discovery,future cities,curriculum innovation,engineering education,BS,sustainability,information technology (IT)

Martina Trucco, Chandrakant Patel, Lueny Morell, Cullen Bash

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Project: Sustainability Metrics for Design and Manufacturing  

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... It will also open up opportunities for cost savings and process ... information models needed to transform their production-time energy and material ...

2013-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

368

Guidelines for Sustainable Building Design: Recommendations from...  

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and monitoring, modeling, building envelope and historic preservation (architectural), HVAC and controls, lighting, presentation. Prior to the charrette itself, the modeling and...

369

Sustainable Building Design Revolving Loan Fund (Arkansas) |...  

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MeasuresWhole Building, CustomOthers pending approval, Doors, DuctAir sealing, Energy Mgmt. SystemsBuilding Controls, Furnaces, Heat recovery, Lighting, Motor VFDs,...

370

CHAPTER 2.0 SUSTAINABLE DESIGN CONCEPTS  

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incorporated green space and right across the street from the bus stop. Figure 2.1.1: Tunnel through the street from the academic building. Traffic Calming: The median that bifurcates College Way will reduce be lit using light fixtures that use Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). These types of lights are more energy

Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

371

Multilevel and multi-user sustainability assessment of farming systems  

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Sustainability assessment is needed to build sustainable farming systems. A broad range of sustainability concepts, methodologies and applications already exists. They differ in level, focus, orientation, measurement, scale, presentation and intended end-users. In this paper we illustrate that a smart combination of existing methods with different levels of application can make sustainability assessment more profound, and that it can broaden the insights of different end-user groups. An overview of sustainability assessment tools on different levels and for different end-users shows the complementarities and the opportunities of using different methods. In a case-study, a combination of the sustainable value approach (SVA) and MOTIFS is used to perform a sustainability evaluation of farming systems in Flanders. SVA is used to evaluate sustainability at sector level, and is especially useful to support policy makers, while MOTIFS is used to support and guide farmers towards sustainability at farm level. The combined use of the two methods with complementary goals can widen the insights of both farmers and policy makers, without losing the particularities of the different approaches. To stimulate and support further research and applications, we propose guidelines for multilevel and multi-user sustainability assessments. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We give an overview of sustainability assessment tools for agricultural systems. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer SVA and MOTIFS are used to evaluate the sustainability of dairy farming in Flanders. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Combination of methods with different levels broadens the insights of different end-user groups. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We propose guidelines for multilevel and multi-user sustainability assessments.

Van Passel, Steven, E-mail: Steven.vanpassel@uhasselt.be [Hasselt University, Faculty of Business Economics, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Agoralaan, Building D, 3590, Diepenbeek (Belgium); University of Antwerp, Department Bioscience Engineering, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp (Belgium); Meul, Marijke [University College Ghent, Department of Biosciences and Landscape Architecture, Campus Schoonmeersen, Building C, Schoonmeersstraat 52, 9000, Gent (Belgium)

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Selecting Metrics for Sustainable Bioenergy Feedstocks  

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Key decisions about land-use practices and dynamics in biofuel systems affect the long-term sustainability of biofuels. Choices about what crops are grown and how are they planted, fertilized, and harvested determine the effects of biofuels on native plant diversity, competition with food crops, and water and air quality. Those decisions also affect economic viability since the distance that biofuels must be transported has a large effect on the market cost of biofuels. The components of a landscape approach include environmental and socioeconomic conditions and the bioenergy features [type of fuel, plants species, management practices (e.g., fertilizer and pesticide applications), type and location of production facilities] and ecological and biogeochemical feedbacks. Significantly, while water (availability and quality) emerges as one of the most limiting factors to sustainability of bioenergy feedstocks, the linkage between water and bioenergy choices for land use and management on medium and large scales is poorly quantified. Metrics that quantify environmental and socioeconomic changes in land use and landscape dynamics provide a way to measure and communicate the influence of alternative bioenergy choices on water quality and other components of the environment. Cultivation of switchgrass could have both positive and negative environmental effects, depending on where it is planted and what vegetation it replaces. Among the most important environmental effects are changes in the flow regimes of streams (peak storm flows, base flows during the growing season) and changes in stream water quality (sediment, nutrients, and pesticides). Unfortunately, there have been few controlled studies that provide sufficient data to evaluate the hydrological and water quality impacts of conversion to switchgrass. In particular, there is a need for experimental studies that use the small watershed approach to evaluate the effects of growing a perennial plant as a biomass crop. Small watershed studies have been used for several decades to identify effects of vegetation type, disturbance, and land use and agriculture practices on hydrology and water quality. An ideal experimental design to determine the effects of conversion to switchgrass on surface water hydrology and quality would involve (1) small catchment (5-20 ha) drained by a perennial or ephemeral stream, (2) crop treatments including conversion from row crops to switchgrass; pasture to switchgrass (other likely scenarios); controls (no change in vegetation), (3) treatments to compare different levels of fertilization and pesticide application, (4) riparian treatments to compare riparian buffers with alternative cover types, and a treatment with no buffer, and (5) 3-4 replicates of each treatment or BACI (before-after, control-intervention) design for unreplicated treatments (ideally with several years of measurements prior to the imposition of treatments for BACI design). Hydrologic measurements would include soil moisture patterns with depth and over time; nitrogen and phosphorus chemistry; soil solution chemistry - major anions and cations, inorganic and organic forms of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus; precipitation amount and chemical deposition; stream discharge; and streamwater chemistry. These water quality metrics would need to be put into context of the other environmental and social conditions that are altered by growth of bioenergy feedstocks. These conditions include farm profits and yield of food and fuel, carbon storage and release, and a variety of ecosystem services such as enhanced biodiversity and pollinator services. Innovations in landscape design for bioenergy feedstocks take into account environmental and socioeconomic dynamics and consequences with consideration of alternative bioenergy regimes and policies. The ideal design would be scale-sensitive so that economic, social, and environmental constraints can be measured via metrics applicable at relevant scales. To develop a landscape design, land managers must consider (1) what are the environmental im

Dale, Virginia H [ORNL; Kline, Keith L [ORNL; Mulholland, Patrick J [ORNL; Downing, Mark [ORNL; Graham, Robin Lambert [ORNL; Wright, Lynn L [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Goal-directed planning and plan recognition for the sustainable control of homes  

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The goal of this thesis is to design an autonomous control system for the sustainable control of buildings. The control system focusses on satisfying three goals to encourage and facilitate a more sustainable lifestyle for ...

Graybill, Wesley (Wesley Darwin)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Occupational Risk Consequences of the Department of Energy's Approach to Repository Design, Performance Assessment, and Operation in the Yucca Mountain License Application  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI has discovered several aspects of the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) proposed design and operation of the Yucca Mountain repository thatif implemented as described in the license application (LA)could result in unnecessary occupational health and safety risk to workers involved with repository-related activities. This report identifies key DOE conservatisms and focuses on the occupational risk consequences of the DOE's approach to the repository design, performance assessment, and operation.

2008-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

375

Materials Sustainability: Digital Resource Center -- Educational ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Select, Sandbox, Open Discussion Regarding Materials Sustainability ... Ecology, Sustainability: Economics, Lifecycle Analysis, Green House Gases, and ...

376

Materials Sustainability: Digital Resource Center - Titanium: The ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Jul 9, 2008 ... Navigation: Select, Sandbox, Open Discussion Regarding Materials Sustainability, ==== Materials Sustainability ==== Recycling - General ...

377

Materials Sustainability: Digital Resource Center -- Industrial Ecology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Select, Sandbox, Open Discussion Regarding Materials Sustainability ... Ecology, Sustainability: Economics, Lifecycle Analysis, Green House Gases, and ...

378

Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace  

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Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace By VandanaDemocracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace. Cambridge,

Anderson, Byron

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Review: Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy  

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Solutions with Sustainable Energy By Mark DiesendorfSolutions with Sustainable Energy. Sydney, NSW: University

Hamilton-Smith, Elery

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

NIST Prototypes Framework for Evaluating Sustainability ...  

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NIST Prototypes Framework for Evaluating Sustainability Standards. ... Whatever the drivers, businesses are boosting their sustainability efforts. ...

2011-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Exergy as a tool for sustainability  

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Although we conventionally use energy analysis to assess energy systems, exergy analysis has many advantages. Exergy analyses provide useful information, which can directly impact process designs and improvements because exergy methods help in understanding ... Keywords: economics, efficiency, energy conservation, entropy, environment, exergy, nuclear power, sustainability

Marc A. Rosen

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Sustainability Plan Part I: Strategy and Goals  

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initiatives, many of which impact and involve higher education institutions and state agencies. Ten objectives have been identified to help guide decision making in state government and agencies. Additionally, the executive orders require state agencies to designate sustainability coordinators and to develop

Escher, Christine

383

SUSTAINABLE REMEDIATION SOFTWARE TOOL EXERCISE AND EVALUATION  

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The goal of this study was to examine two different software tools designed to account for the environmental impacts of remediation projects. Three case studies from the Savannah River Site (SRS) near Aiken, SC were used to exercise SiteWise (SW) and Sustainable Remediation Tool (SRT) by including both traditional and novel remediation techniques, contaminants, and contaminated media. This study combined retrospective analysis of implemented projects with prospective analysis of options that were not implemented. Input data were derived from engineering plans, project reports, and planning documents with a few factors supplied from calculations based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Conclusions drawn from software output were generally consistent within a tool; both tools identified the same remediation options as the 'best' for a given site. Magnitudes of impacts varied between the two tools, and it was not always possible to identify the source of the disagreement. The tools differed in their quantitative approaches: SRT based impacts on specific contaminants, media, and site geometry and modeled contaminant removal. SW based impacts on processes and equipment instead of chemical modeling. While SW was able to handle greater variety in remediation scenarios, it did not include a measure of the effectiveness of the scenario.

Kohn, J.; Nichols, R.; Looney, B.

2011-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

384

Fishing for sustainability: the effects of indirect and direct persuasion  

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Websites and technologies that promote sustainable behavior often employ direct persuasion by being open about persuasive intent. We examined the use of indirect persuasion, methods that do not make persuasive intent clear. We built two variants of a ... Keywords: consumer actions, consumer attitudes, information design, persuasive technology, sustainability

Turadg Aleahmad; Aruna D. Balakrishnan; Jeffrey Wong; Susan R. Fussell; Sara Kiesler

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Science Serving Sustainability  

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Science Science Goal 8: Science Serving Sustainability Maintaining the conditions of a building improves the health of not only the surrounding ecosystems, but also the well-being of its occupants. Energy Conservation» Efficient Water Use & Management» High Performance Sustainable Buildings» Greening Transportation» Green Purchasing & Green Technology» Pollution Prevention» Science Serving Sustainability» ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY GOALS at LANL Community involvement: Andy Erickson and Duncan McBranch of LANL join John Arrowsmith of Los Alamos County to discuss the photovoltaic array collaboration with community leaders. Powered by solar: This collaboratively built model home in Los Alamos is entirely powered by a photovoltaic array field, showcasing the potential for solar-powering communities. Community involvement: A ribbon cutting ceremony marks the opening of the photovoltaic powered model home in Los Alamos County, a joint venture of LANL and the county. Engaging the surrounding communities: LANL takes opportunities to engage the surrounding communities in order to develop relationships fostering sustainable actions. Here, delegates applaud the opening of SERF which will help reduce liquid waste at LANL.

386

The Sustainable Hydrogen Economy  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Identifying and building a sustainable energy system is perhaps one of the most critical issues that today's society must address. Replacing our current energy carrier mix with a sustainable fuel is one of the key pieces in that system. Hydrogen as an energy carrier, primarily derived from water, can address issues of sustainability, environmental emissions and energy security. The hydrogen economy then is the production of hydrogen, its distribution and utilization as an energy carrier. A key piece of this hydrogen economy is the fuel cell. A fuel cell converts the chemical energy in a fuel into low-voltage dc electricity and when using hydrogen as the fuel, the only emission is water vapor. While the basic understanding of fuel cell technology has been known since 1839, it has only been recently that fuel cells have shown their potential as an energy conversion device for both transportation and stationary applications. This talk will introduce the sustainable hydrogen economy and address some of the issues and barriers relating to its deployment as part of a sustainable energy system.

Turner, John (NREL)

2005-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

387

City of San Diego - Sustainable Building Policy | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

San Diego - Sustainable Building Policy San Diego - Sustainable Building Policy City of San Diego - Sustainable Building Policy < Back Eligibility Commercial Construction Local Government Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Appliances & Electronics Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Bioenergy Solar Windows, Doors, & Skylights Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Heating Wind Program Info State California Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider San Diego Environmental Services Department The City of San Diego's Sustainable Building Policy is directed by Council Policy 900-14. The policy contains regulations regarding building

388

A participatory approach to design spatial scenarios of cropping systems and assess their effects on phoma stem canker management at a regional scale  

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Phoma stem canker is a worldwide disease of oilseed rape, responsible for major economic losses. The main control methods are the use of resistant cultivars, cropping practices and spatial territory organization, involving large-scale spatial processes. ... Keywords: Participatory design, Phoma stem canker, Scenario approach, Spatial simulation model, Winter OilSeed Rape

L. Hossard, M. H. Jeuffroy, E. Pelzer, X. Pinochet, V. Souchere

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

COMMENTARY Making sustainability work  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Today’s economic theory usually neglects the role of nature and environment. To make sustainability work it is, however, essential to (re-)integrate nature into the standard concepts of economics, especially by incorporating natural factors into the production function. It must be acknowledged that economic growth is not (only) the result of technical change but is mainly caused by rising energy-inputs into the economy, and that this is necessarily followed by resource exhaustion and pollution. Therefore, nature must not only be taken into account as a central factor of production but also in the form of environmental quality which is the basis for human quality of life. A numeric example shows that a small, but steady decrease of yearly resource consumption is already apt to redirect the economy on a path of sustainable development. © 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. Keywords: Sustainable development; Economic theory of production; Economic growth; Technical change; Non-renewable resources

Hans Christoph Binswanger

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

The road to sustainability  

SciTech Connect

Sustainability is the hottest topic in energy research today, but what does it actually mean? George Crabtree and John Sarrao describe what makes a technology sustainable, and outline the materials-science challenges standing between us and clean, long-lasting energy. Although most people agree that more-sustainable energy technologies are desirable, they often find it harder to agree on exactly how sustainable these technologies need to be, and even precisely what is meant by sustainability. To clarify the debate, we suggest three criteria for sustainability, each of which captures a different feature of the problem. While we do not have the lUxury of achieving full sustainability for all of our next-generation energy technologies, we can use these definitions to select our strategic sustainability targets and track our progress toward achieving them. As will become clear, the most sustainable energy technologies require the most challenging fundamental science breakthroughs. The first criterion for sustainability is 'lasts a long time'. This quality has been a feature of many energy sources we have used historically, including wood in ancient times and oil throughout most of the 20th century. The definition of 'long time' is, of course, relative: the world's demand for energy long ago outpaced the ability of wood to supply it, and the production of oil is likely to peak sometime within the next few decades. Substantial reductions in the rate of oil consumption through higher-efficiency processes can significantly impact on how long non-renewable resources last. In applying the 'long time' criterion, we need to distinguish between energy sources that are effectively limitless and those that are finite but, for the moment, adequate. The second criterion for sustainability is 'does no harm'. Burning fossil fuels releases pollutants such as sulphur and mercury that endanger human health, as well as greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide that threaten climate stability. Some alternatives to fossil fuels have their own degrees of potential harm, including the underground migration and leakage of sequestered carbon dioxide and the hazards of storing spent nuclear fuel. The third and most strict criterion for sustainability is 'leaves no change'. When the material outputs of energy generation and use are recycled to replace the inputs, the chemical cycle is said to be closed and the chemical state of the world is unchanged. The process of converting renewable energy sources like sunlight and wind to carriers like hydrogen or electricity comes closest to fulfilling this restrictive definition. Fossil energy systems, in contrast, usually operate as once-through processes, irreversibly converting hydrocarbons to carbon dioxide and water. Some such systems could, however, be retrofitted to collect and recycle the combustion products to make new hydrocarbon fuel. If this process used the Sun as its energy source, fossil fuels, too, could meet this criterion.

Sarrao, John L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Crabtree, George [ANL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

The road to sustainability  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Sustainability is the hottest topic in energy research today, but what does it actually mean? George Crabtree and John Sarrao describe what makes a technology sustainable, and outline the materials-science challenges standing between us and clean, long-lasting energy. Although most people agree that more-sustainable energy technologies are desirable, they often find it harder to agree on exactly how sustainable these technologies need to be, and even precisely what is meant by sustainability. To clarify the debate, we suggest three criteria for sustainability, each of which captures a different feature of the problem. While we do not have the lUxury of achieving full sustainability for all of our next-generation energy technologies, we can use these definitions to select our strategic sustainability targets and track our progress toward achieving them. As will become clear, the most sustainable energy technologies require the most challenging fundamental science breakthroughs. The first criterion for sustainability is 'lasts a long time'. This quality has been a feature of many energy sources we have used historically, including wood in ancient times and oil throughout most of the 20th century. The definition of 'long time' is, of course, relative: the world's demand for energy long ago outpaced the ability of wood to supply it, and the production of oil is likely to peak sometime within the next few decades. Substantial reductions in the rate of oil consumption through higher-efficiency processes can significantly impact on how long non-renewable resources last. In applying the 'long time' criterion, we need to distinguish between energy sources that are effectively limitless and those that are finite but, for the moment, adequate. The second criterion for sustainability is 'does no harm'. Burning fossil fuels releases pollutants such as sulphur and mercury that endanger human health, as well as greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide that threaten climate stability. Some alternatives to fossil fuels have their own degrees of potential harm, including the underground migration and leakage of sequestered carbon dioxide and the hazards of storing spent nuclear fuel. The third and most strict criterion for sustainability is 'leaves no change'. When the material outputs of energy generation and use are recycled to replace the inputs, the chemical cycle is said to be closed and the chemical state of the world is unchanged. The process of converting renewable energy sources like sunlight and wind to carriers like hydrogen or electricity comes closest to fulfilling this restrictive definition. Fossil energy systems, in contrast, usually operate as once-through processes, irreversibly converting hydrocarbons to carbon dioxide and water. Some such systems could, however, be retrofitted to collect and recycle the combustion products to make new hydrocarbon fuel. If this process used the Sun as its energy source, fossil fuels, too, could meet this criterion.

Sarrao, John L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Crabtree, George [ANL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

City of San Diego - Sustainable Building Expedited Permit Program |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

San Diego - Sustainable Building Expedited Permit Program San Diego - Sustainable Building Expedited Permit Program City of San Diego - Sustainable Building Expedited Permit Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Solar Buying & Making Electricity Program Info Start Date 05/20/2003 State California Program Type Green Building Incentive Provider City of San Diego In 2002, the City of San Diego passed a Resolution R-298001, which amended the [http://dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=CA42R&re=1&ee=1 Sustainable Building Policy] to allow for expedited permitting for sustainable buildings. Sustainable buildings are defined in Policy Number

393

DOE G 413.3-6A, High Performance Sustainable Building  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

This Guide provides approaches for implementing the High Performance Sustainable Building (HPSB) requirements of DOE Order 413.3B, Program and Project ...

2011-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

394

Summary of the April Forum for the Center for BioEnergy Sustainability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Summary of the April Forum for the Center for BioEnergy Sustainability April 16, 2009 In his introduction of the speakers, Paul Leiby noted that a life-cycle systems approach to sustainability can be used to guide R&D goals. It is difficult to state exactly what sustainability is, but we know what

395

Sustainability of irrigated farming systems in a Tunisian region: A recursive stochastic programming analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aim of this study was to evaluate the sustainability of farm irrigation systems in the Cebalat district in northern Tunisia. It addressed the challenging topic of sustainable agriculture through a bio-economic approach linking a biophysical model ... Keywords: Bio-economic modeling, Farmers' decisions, Farming system, Recursive stochastic programming, Sustainable agriculture

H. Belhouchette; M. Blanco; J. Wery; G. Flichman

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

A new approach in data visualization to integrate time and space variability of daylighting in the design process  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Daylighting design has great impact on the performance and aesthetical quality of a work of architecture but requires many issues to be addressed during the design process. The way existing daylighting tools deliver data ...

Yi, Lu, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Out on the town: A socio-physical approach to the design of a context-aware urban guide  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As urban environments become increasingly hybridized, mixing the social, built, and digital in interesting ways, designing for computing in the city presents new challenges—how do we understand such hybridization, and then respond to it as designers? ... Keywords: Pervasive computing, conceptual framework, field evaluation, field study, physical context, prototype design, social context, urban environment

Jeni Paay; Jesper Kjeldskov; Steve Howard; Bharat Dave

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Top down approach for designing an e-learning pattern language based on IMS-LD specification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Designing an efficient e-learning system is a multipart problem that includes several issues such as designing learning tasks, learning resources and social forums that will enable each student to learn in a good and effective way. Learning Design patterns ... Keywords: IMSLD, XML, e-learning, learning patterns, learning workflow, pattern languages

Maysoon Aldekhail; Alaa Eldeen Sayed Ahmed; Mohammed Alawairdhi; Azeddine Chikh

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

An integrated approach to optimise parameter design of multi-response processes based on Taguchi method and artificial intelligence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Taguchi robust parameter design has been widely used over the past decade to solve many single-response process parameter designs. However, the Taguchi method is unable to deal with multi-response problems that are of main interest today, owing to ... Keywords: Back-propagation neural network, Experimental design, Expert system, Genetic algorithm, Multi-response process, Taguchi method

Tatjana V. Sibalija; Vidosav D. Majstorovic

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Sustainable Materials Processing and Production - Programmaster.org  

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The materials community is strategically positioned to establish sustainable material production and ... Proceedings Plan, Definite: A print-only volume ... of Alkali Activated Slag Fine Aggregate Concrete by Design Of Experiment (DOE).

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New III-V cell design approaches for very high efficiency. Annual subcontract report, 1 August 1991--31 July 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes to examine new solar cell desip approaches for achieving very high conversion efficiencies. The program consists of two elements. The first centers on exploring new thin-film approaches specifically designed for M-III semiconductors. Substantial efficiency gains may be possible by employing light trapping techniques to confine the incident photons, as well as the photons emitted by radiative recombination. The thin-film approach is a promising route for achieving substantial performance improvements in the already high-efficiency, single-junction, III-V cell. The second element of the research involves exploring desip approaches for achieving high conversion efficiencies without requiring extremely high-quality material. This work has applications to multiple-junction cells, for which the selection of a component cell often involves a compromise between optimum band pp and optimum material quality. It could also be a benefit manufacturing environment by making the cell`s efficiency less dependent on materialquality.

Lundstrom, M.S.; Melloch, M.R.; Lush, G.B.; Patkar, M.P.; Young, M.P. [Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (United States)

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Energy Management and Sustainability Policy  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Management and Sustainability Policy Management and Sustainability Policy USAA Real Estate Company has a reputation for excellence in customer service and taking a leadership role in the real estate industry. As part of our commitment to excellence, we will identify and implement improved financial and operation efficiencies, particularly in how we purchase and use energy, striving toward world-class status in energy management and sustainability. Commitment to Energy & Sustainability Management Energy Management and Sustainability will continually play a role in achieving our strategic objectives. Specifically, the USAA Real Estate Company Energy Management and Sustainability Strategy is to: Support the organization's strategic plan to maximize ownership value and provide customers and

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Achieving Sustainability Cindy Carlsson  

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and Innovation 22nd Annual Transportation Research Conference May 24, 2011 #12;Sustainable practices respect · Consider the needs of future generations · Evaluate a wide range of risks · Protect and enhance the environment · Conserve energy and natural resources · Involve the public in transportation planning processes

Minnesota, University of

404

Environmental Sustainability & Green Energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and ensuring the safety of such structures as nuclear power plants · Researchfor-to-market wastewater treatment technologies, in partnership with the City of London Key Facilities and CentresChemicalsandFuelsfromAlternativeResources · WindEEEDome: Developing sustainable cities by exploring ways to build and retrofit buildings to produce

Sinnamon, Gordon J.

405

of Biofuels Sustainable Feedstocks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Next Generation of Biofuels Sustainable Feedstocks Cost-Competitive Options #12;Photos courtesy the evolutionary code for an entirely new generation of biofuels capable of transforming the American automobile biofuels at a cost competitive with that of gasoline. Equally important, they are using crops

406

Bioenergy and Sustainable Development?  

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of raw materials). Rather than provide subsidies (other than for the poorest households), a range reserved 1543-5938/07/1121-0131$20.00 Key Words biodiesel, bioethanol, biofuels, biomass, clean energy greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. For large- scale commercial biofuels to contribute to sustainable development

Bensel, Terrence G.

407

Space design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Space stations, Moon bases and Mars bases are artificial habitats intended to support human life in extreme conditions. Their purpose is to pursue human progress and to gain knowledge and experience of the environment surrounding our planet. This research ... Keywords: Human factors, Interior design, Space habitability, Sustainability, Vision

Irene Lia Schlacht; Henrik Birke

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

City of Bloomington - Sustainable Development Incentives | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

You are here You are here Home » City of Bloomington - Sustainable Development Incentives City of Bloomington - Sustainable Development Incentives < Back Eligibility Commercial Construction Industrial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Insulation Manufacturing Buying & Making Electricity Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Sources Solar Water Heating Wind Program Info Start Date 2006 State Indiana Program Type Green Building Incentive Provider City of Bloomington The City of Bloomington offers fee waivers and other design incentives for developers that incorporate the city's sustainability goals. The city's four goals include:

409

The Green Building Scheme for a Sustainable Eco-City in Taipei  

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Taipei City has put a significant effort toward the implementation of green design and green building schemes towards a sustainable eco-city. Although some of the environmental indicators have not indicated significant progress in environmental improvement, implementing the two schemes has obtained considerable results; therefore, the two schemes are on the right path towards promoting a sustainable eco-city. However, it has to be admitted that the two schemes are a rather “technocratic” set of solutions and eco-centric approach. It is suggested that not only the public sector but also the private sector need to put more effort toward implement the schemes, and the government needs to encourage the private sector to adopt the schemes in practice.

Sun, S.; Chen, Z.; Clements-Croome, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

SUSTAINABLE CONCRETE FOR WIND TURBINE FOUNDATIONS.  

SciTech Connect

The use of wind power to generate electricity continues to grow, especially given commitments by various countries throughout the world to ensure that a significant percentage of energy comes from renewable sources. In order to meet such objectives, increasingly larger turbines with higher capacity are being developed. The engineering aspects of larger turbine development tend to focus on design and materials for blades and towers. However, foundations are also a critical component of large wind turbines and represent a significant cost of wind energy projects. Ongoing wind research at BNL is examining two areas: (a) structural response analysis of wind turbine-tower-foundation systems and (b) materials engineering of foundations. This work is investigating the dynamic interactions in wind turbine systems, which in turn assists the wind industry in achieving improved reliability and more cost efficient foundation designs. The results reported herein cover initial studies of concrete mix designs for large wind turbine foundations and how these may be tailored to reduce cost and incorporate sustainability and life cycle concepts. The approach taken was to investigate material substitutions so that the environmental, energy and CO{sub 2}-impact of concrete could be reduced. The use of high volumes of ''waste'' materials in concrete was examined. These materials included fly ash, blast furnace slag and recycled concrete aggregate. In addition, the use of steel fiber reinforcement as a means to improve mechanical properties and potentially reduce the amount of bar reinforcement in concrete foundations was studied. Four basic mixes were considered. These were: (1) conventional mix with no material substitutions, (2) 50% replacement of cement with fly ash, (3) 50% replacement of cement with blast furnace slag and (4) 25% replacement of cement with fly ash and 25% replacement with blast furnace slag. Variations on these mixes included the addition of 1% by volume steel fibers. The use of recycled concrete aggregate in the conventional and 50% slag mixes was also studied. Properties investigated included compressive and tensile strengths, elastic modulus, coefficient of permeability, thermal conductivity and durability in seawater and sulfate solutions. It was determined that the mixes containing 50% slag gave the best overall performance. Slag was particularly beneficial for concrete that used recycled aggregate and could reduce strength losses. Initial durability results indicated that corrosion of fibers in the different concrete mixes when exposed to seawater was minimal. Future research needs to include more detailed studies of mix design and properties of concrete for wind turbine foundations. Emphasis on slag-modified mixes with natural and recycled concrete aggregate is recommended. The proportion of slag that can be incorporated in the concrete needs to be optimized, as does the grading of recycled aggregate. The potential for using silica fume in conjunction with slag is worth exploring as this may further enhance strength and durability. Longer-term durability studies are necessary and other pertinent properties of concrete that require investigation include damping characteristics, pullout strength, fatigue strength and risk of thermal cracking. The properties of sustainable concrete mixes need to be integrated with studies on the structural behavior of wind turbine foundations in order to determine the optimal mix design and to examine means of reducing conservatism and cost of foundations.

BERNDT,M.L.

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Approach to developing a ground-motion design basis for facilities important to safety at Yucca Mountain  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy has proposed a methodology for developing a ground-motion design basis for prospective facilities at Yucca Mountain that are important to safety. The methodology utilizes a quasi-deterministic construct that is designed to provide a conservative, robust, and reproducible estimate of ground motion that has a one-in-ten chance of occurring during the preclosure period. This estimate is intended to define a ground-motion level for which the seismic design would ensure minimal disruption to operations; engineering analyses to ensure safe performance in the unlikely event that the design basis is exceeded are a part of the proposed methodology. 8 refs.

King, J.L.

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Latinas Crafting Sustainability in East Los Angeles  

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Dead, indigenismo, arts sustainability, East Los Angeles,Guajardo Latinas Crafting Sustainability in East Los Angelesin their growth and sustainability will help document their

Guajardo, Ana

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Is sustainability science really a science?  

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Is sustainability science really a science? Is sustainability science really a science? The team's work shows that although sustainability science has been growing explosively...

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September 18, 2008, Visiting Speakers Program - Sustainability...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Waves of Change Sustainability Challenges and the Corporate Response September, 2008 Jeff Erikson, SustainAbility Inc Washington, DC * UK, Europe, US, India * Consulting, research,...

415

Office of Sustainability Support - Mission and Functions  

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Sustainability Support (HS-21) Reports to the Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support & Corporate Safety Analysis Mission The Office of Sustainability Support...

416

The Evolution of Sustainable Personal Vehicles  

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Enabling Platform for Sustainable Energy Pathways. Presentedin Road Vehicles. Sustainable Energy Research Group, Schooland W. A. Peters (2005). Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among

Jungers, Bryan D

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

DOE Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Notes, Thursday,...  

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Page 1 of 4 DOE Sustainability Assistance Network (SAN) Notes Thursday, November 15, 2012 1. Sustainability Performance Office Highlights Paul Estabrooks, SPO The Sustainability...

418

Implementation of Sustainable Manufacturing Standards  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Manufacturing Standards Kathi Futornick, LEED AP Global Sustainability Practice URS Corporation NIST Workshop October 13-15, 2009 ...

2009-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

419

NIST Workshop on Sustainable Manufacturing  

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... Day1: 15:15 – 15:30. Kathi Futornick. URS Corporation. Standards Opportunity in Sustainable Product Development and Manufacturing. ...

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Transportation Infrastructure and Sustainable Development  

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Transportation Infrastructure AND Sustainable Developmentnext two decades, urban infrastructure will be under immenseboth expansions in infrastructure that supports automobile

Boarnet, Marlon G.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Integrated Biosystems for Sustainable Development  

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Integrated biosystems for sustainable development Proceedings of the InFoRM 2000 National Workshop on Integrated

Kev Warburton; Usha Pillai-mcgarry; Deborah Ramage; No Ms; Dr. Kev Warburton

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Sustainable Electricity | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Climate & Environment Manufacturing Fossil Energy Sensors & Measurement Sustainable Electricity Systems Biology Transportation Clean Energy Home | Science & Discovery | Clean...

423

Simplicity in interaction design  

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Attaining simplicity is a key challenge in interaction design. Our approach relies on a minimalist design exercise to explore the communication capacity for interaction components. This approach results in expressive design solutions, useful perspectives ... Keywords: expressiveness, interface design, simplicity, usability

Angela Chang; James Gouldstone; Jamie Zigelbaum; Hiroshi Ishii

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Creative approach to the design and prototyping of experimental smart spaces, case studies from the interactive environments minor  

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This paper attempts to challenge the established practice of design and engineering of smart environments in two ways. Its first premise is that smart spaces should be formed by systems that comprise not only home or office appliances, but also embedded ... Keywords: context-aware systems, interaction design, interactive architecture, prototyping, swarm modularity

Tomasz Jaskiewicz; Walter A. Aprile; Aadjan Van Der Helm

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

The way of the termite: a theoretically grounded approach to the design of e-learning environments  

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This paper presents an argument for a design paradigm for e-learning environments that cater for the needs of diverse learners using social navigation and signposts. The argument begins with transactional distance theory, which predicts an inverse ... Keywords: design, e-learning, emergence, learning transactions, online learning, self-organisation, signposts, social navigation, stigmergy, systems theory, transactional control, transactional distance, web based communities

Jon Dron

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Numerical simulation of unsteady flow in centrifugal pump impeller at off-design condition by hybrid RANS/LES approaches  

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A new kind of hybrid RANS/LES turbulence modeling method - SST based SAS model is first time used for studying the stall phenomena in a centrifugal pump impeller at off-design condition in present paper. The previous reported “two channel” ... Keywords: centrifugal impeller, flow visualization, hybrid RANS/LES, off-design condition

Wei Zhang; Yunchao Yu; Hongxun Chen

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Sustainable metropolitan mobility and public-private partnerships : a highway to institutional reform?  

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The "sustainability" literature generally acknowledges a critical role for transportation infrastructure planning, finance, investment, design, construction, operation, and management for addressing the long-term viability ...

Grillo, Christopher C. (Christopher Charles)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Update Sustainable Transportation  

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Sustainable Transportation Sustainable Transportation Vol.4, No.3 * October 2013 ORNL Achieves Breakthrough in Energy-Saving Lubricants Research A team of ORNL and General Motors (GM) researchers has developed a new group of ionic liquids as lubricant additives that could help improve the energy efficiency of light-duty cars and trucks. The ionic liquid, when added to prototype low viscosity engine oil, boosted fuel economy by more than 2% compared to a commercially available synthetic 5W-30 oil, as demonstrated by an industrial standard fuel efficiency engine test. Results from these tests, performed by an independent firm, Intertek Automotive Research, with oversight by GM, show a promising path for ORNL to achieve DOE's goal of a 2% efficiency gain through lubricants. "There are more

429

Sustainability: Energy Efficiency  

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Sustainability: Energy Efficiency Sustainability: Energy Efficiency (Green Consulting Unit) Overview Walks students through the process of building a model home while considering 11 parameters that influence energy use, such as building orientation, room configuration, building envelope, and energy systems (heating, cooling, lighting, etc.). Objectives The students will be able to: Use models to learn how to maximize the comfort-conditioning of a home. Observe, gather, and analyze data from the model simulations. Draw conclusions from the data. Time Week 1 Period 1 (M) Introduction Period 2 (W) Activities 1, 2 Period 3 (F) Activities 3, 4 Week 2 Period 4 (M) Activities 5, 6, 7 Period 5 (W) Activities 8, 9, 10, 11 Period 6 (F) Activities Presentations and conclusion

430

ORNL Sustainable Campus Initiative  

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The research conducted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) spans many disciplines and has the potential for far-reaching impact in many areas of everyday life. ORNL researchers and operations staff work on projects in areas as diverse as nuclear power generation, transportation, materials science, computing, and building technologies. As the U.S. Department of Energy s (DOE) largest science and energy research facility, ORNL seeks to establish partnerships with industry in the development of innovative new technologies. The primary focus of this current research deals with developing technologies which improve or maintain the quality of life for humans while reducing the overall impact on the environment. In its interactions with industry, ORNL serves as both a facility for sustainable research, as well as a representative of DOE to the private sector. For these reasons it is important that the everyday operations of the Laboratory reflect a dedication to the concepts of stewardship and sustainability.

Halford, Christopher K [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Sustainable Biomass Supply Systems  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) aims to displace 30% of the 2004 gasoline use (60 billion gal/yr) with biofuels by 2030 as outlined in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which will require 700 million tons of biomass to be sustainably delivered to biorefineries annually. Lignocellulosic biomass will make an important contribution towards meeting DOE’s ethanol production goals. For the biofuels industry to be an economically viable enterprise, the feedstock supply system (i.e., moving the biomass from the field to the refinery) cannot contribute more that 30% of the total cost of the biofuel production. The Idaho National Laboratory in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of California, Davis and Kansas State University are developing a set of tools for identifying economical, sustainable feedstocks on a regional basis based on biorefinery siting.

Erin Searcy; Dave Muth; Erin Wilkerson; Shahab Sokansanj; Bryan Jenkins; Peter Titman; Nathan Parker; Quinn Hart; Richard Nelson

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Site Sustainability Plan  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management December 2013 LMS/S07225 This page intentionally left blank This page intentionally left blank U.S. Department of Energy Site Sustainability Plan December 2013 Doc. No. S07225 Page i Contents Abbreviations ................................................................................................................................. iii I. Executive Summary ...............................................................................................................1 II. Performance Review and Plan Narrative ...............................................................................9 1 GHG Reduction and Comprehensive GHG Inventory ...........................................................9

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Approaches for identifying consumer preferences for the design of technology products : a case study of residential solar panels  

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This thesis investigates ways to obtain consumer preferences for technology products to help designers identify the key attributes that contribute to a product's market success. A case study of residential solar PV panels ...

Chen, Heidi Qianyi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Contributions to Sustainability by Communities and Individuals: Problems and Prospects  

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This report examines relationships between a comprehensive set of definitions of and viewpoints on the concept of Sustainability and the abilities of communities and individuals in the United States to meet the behavioral prescriptions inherent in these definitions and viewpoints. This research is timely because sustainability is becoming a cornerstone of national and international environmental strategies designed to simultaneously achieve environmental, economic, and social goals. In the United States, many communities have adopted sustainability principles as the foundation for both their environmental protection efforts and their socioeconomic development initiatives. This research is important because it highlights serious problems communities and inviduals may have in achieving sustainability expectations, and illustrates how much work is needed to help communities and individuals overcome numerous considerable and complex constraints to sustainability.

MacGregor, D.; Tonn, B.E.

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Towards sustainable household energy use in the Netherlands, Int  

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Abstract: Households consume direct energy, using natural gas, heating oil, gasoline and electricity, and consume indirect energy, the energy related to the production of goods and the delivery of services for the households. Past trends and present-day household energy use (direct and indirect) are analysed and described. A comparison of these findings with objectives concerning ecological sustainability demonstrates that present-day household energy use is not sustainable. A scenario towards sustainable household energy use is designed containing far-reaching measures with regard to direct energy use. Scenario evaluation shows a substantial reduction of direct energy use; however, this is not enough to meet the sustainability objectiv es. Based on these results, the possibilities and the limitations are discussed to enable households to make their direct and indirect energy use sustainable on the long run.

Jack Van Der Wal; Henri C. Moll

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Miami-Dade County - Sustainable Buildings Program (Florida) | Department of  

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Miami-Dade County - Sustainable Buildings Program (Florida) Miami-Dade County - Sustainable Buildings Program (Florida) Miami-Dade County - Sustainable Buildings Program (Florida) < Back Eligibility Local Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State Florida Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider Miami-Dade County In 2005, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners passed a [http://www.miamidade.gov/govaction/matter.asp?matter=052213&file=true&ye... resolution] to incorporate sustainable building measures into county facilities. In 2007, Ordinance 07-65 created the Sustainable Buildings Program in the County Code, and Implementing Order 8-8 established specific

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Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support &...  

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Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support & Corporate Safety Analysis Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support & Corporate Safety Analysis Organizational...

438

Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure | Department of Energy  

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Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure Aviation Management Green Leases Executive Secretariat Energy Reduction at HQ Real Estate...

439

The Sustainable Enterprise: Enabling the Digital Thread  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Page 1. The Sustainable Enterprise: Enabling the Digital Thread ... Verify & Validate Digital Thread Supports Honeywell's Sustainable Enterprise ...

2013-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

440

Metrology Needs in Sustainability and Materials Performance  

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Symposium, Sustainable Materials Processing and Production. Presentation Title , Metrology Needs in Sustainability and Materials Performance. Author(s) ...

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441

NIST Sustainable Manufacturing Indicators Repository (SMIR)  

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... manufacturing strongly influence a product's life cycle impacts on the environment and the company's sustainability. Sustainable manufacturing ...

442

Sustainable Metrics for Unit Assembly Processes  

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... Sustainability, ASME sustainable processes and products, and/or ISO Technical Committee (TC) 207 on Environmental Management (http://www ...

2011-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

443

Sustainable Features of McKinney ISD Elementary School  

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Students planning to attend McKinney Independent School District's newest 70,000 square foot elementary school when it opens in the fall of 2000 are in for a special treat. In addition to standard elementary school curriculum, students will have the unique opportunity to study wind and solar energy, feed their frogs and take care of the school's water habitat, learn in classrooms illuminated by the sun rather than electric light, water their bean plants (which they keep in the school's greenhouse) with harvested rainwater, and check the weather at the campus weather station. This project was named by the American Institute of Architects to the Earth Day Top 10 List for Environmentally Responsible Design Projects in the nation Sustainable design is environmentally sensitive architecture and engineering - the ability to meet today's needs without compromising the resources available to future generations. Environmental conservation is only one of the reasons to consider sustainable design. Studies are showing that the various environmental benefits of sustainable design also benefit our children in the classroom. Another major element of sustainable design is called "Eco Education", a concept that incorporates the sustainable school into the curriculum so that students can understand its design and how it impacts the environment. It's a tremendous teaching tool for students to learn about environmental conservation. Harvesting rainwater is a perfect example. By collecting rainwater from the roof of the building and channeling it to one of six on-campus storage tanks, . enough water can be collected to flush toilets and water the grounds. Other elements of sustainable design include site planning and landscape management; the use of recycled building materials; solar systems; wind energy; geothermal energy (using the Earth's natural energy to heat and cool the building), energy recovery, and high energy efficiency. The primary goal of sustainable design is to protect a site's existing environment. As much as possible, we need to understand and maximize the natural conditions of a new project's site and incorporate its features into the overall design. That's what sustainability is all about. The purpose of this paper is to present the specific sustainable features of the McKinney ISD Elementary School and the process of integrating sustainability criteria in all phases of the school's life cycle

McClure, J. D.; Estes, J. M.; Keep, G.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

An integrative approach to requirements analysis: How task models support requirements reuse in a user-centric design framework  

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Many software systems fail to address their intended purpose because of a lack of user involvement and requirements deficiencies. This paper discusses the elaboration of a requirements-analysis process that integrates a critical-parameter-based approach ... Keywords: Critical parameters, Requirements engineering, Reuse, Task modeling

Cyril Montabert; D. Scott McCrickard; Woodrow W. Winchester; Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

A Shared Path Toward a Sustainable Energy Future  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Shared Path Toward a Sustainable Energy Future Shared Path Toward a Sustainable Energy Future The DOE Office of Indian Energy's approach is, first and foremost, a collaborative one. Led by Director Tracey A. LeBeau (Cheyenne River Sioux), the office works with tribal nations, federal agencies, state governments, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to develop the considerable energy resources that exist on Indian lands. To guide the strategic planning and implementation of the department's tribal

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Bringing simulation to implementation: Presentation of a global approach in the design of passive solar buildings under humid tropical climates  

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In early 1995, a DSM pilot initiative has been launched in the French islands of Guadeloupe and Reunion through a partnership between several public and private partners (the French Public Utility EDF, the University of Reunion Island, low cost housing companies, architects, energy consultants, etc...) to set up standards to improve thermal design of new residential buildings in tropical climates. This partnership led to defining optimized bio-climatic urban planning and architectural designs featuring the use of passive cooling architectural principles (solar shading, natural ventilation) and components, as well as energy efficient systems and technologies. The design and sizing of each architectural component on internal thermal comfort in building has been assessed with a validated thermal and airflow building simulation software (CODYRUN). These technical specifications have been edited in a reference document which has been used to build over 300 new pilot dwellings through the years 1996-1998 in Reunion...

Garde, François; Celaire, Robert

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

The P3 Platform: An approach and software system for developing diagrammatic model-based methods in design research  

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parameter-driven task-based model of the design process. Research in Engineering Design, 12(1), 2000, pp. 18-38. Contact: David Wynn University of Cambridge Department of Engineering Trumpington Street Cambridge. CB2 1PZ United Kingdom. Email: dcw24... @cam.ac.uk URL: http://www-edc.eng.cam.ac.uk/people/dcw24.html Dr. David Wynn holds an MEng in Engineering and Computing Science from the University of Oxford and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He is now a Research Associate in the Cambridge...

Wynn, David C; Nair, Seena MT; Clarkson, P John

448

Sustainable hydrogen production  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the Sustainable Hydrogen Production research conducted at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) for the past year. The report presents the work done on the following four tasks: Task 1--production of hydrogen by photovoltaic-powered electrolysis; Task 2--solar photocatalytic hydrogen production from water using a dual-bed photosystem; Task 3--development of solid electrolytes for water electrolysis at intermediate temperatures; and Task 4--production of hydrogen by thermocatalytic cracking of natural gas. For each task, this report presents a summary, introduction/description of project, and results.

Block, D.L.; Linkous, C.; Muradov, N.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Evaluation Framework for Sustainable Demand Response Implementations: A Framework for Evaluating Demand Response Implementation Alte rnatives for Sustainability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents a framework for evaluating demand response (DR) implementation options with the goal of achieving long-term sustainability. Effective implementation of DR can help reduce energy price volatility and maintain or improve service reliability. The DR evaluation framework provides a structured, systematic approach to help utility personnel and other stakeholders in planning and comparing demand response options, toward the goal of implementing sustainable DR programs that support utility ...

2011-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

450

Sustainable Supply Chains: Moving Chinese Garment Manufacturers Towards Sustainability.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The fashion industry is beginning to understand the need to move strategically towards sustainability. Yet there appears at present little coordination between global fashion brands… (more)

Anderson, Zach; Bannister, Mark

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

AllianceforSustainable Energy, LLC AllianceforSustainable ...  

AllianceforSustainable Energy,LLC TheNational Renewable Energy Laboratory, anational laboratory oftheU.S.Department EnergyOfficeofEnergyEfficiency andRenewable Energy ...

452

Local Option - Sustainable Energy Financing Districts | Department of  

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Local Option - Sustainable Energy Financing Districts Local Option - Sustainable Energy Financing Districts Local Option - Sustainable Energy Financing Districts < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Other Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Construction Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Insulation Bioenergy Solar Buying & Making Electricity Energy Sources Water Heating Wind Program Info Start Date 8/15/2009 State Louisiana Program Type PACE Financing '''''Note: The Federal Housing Financing Agency (FHFA) issued a [http://www.fhfa.gov/webfiles/15884/PACESTMT7610.pdf statement] in July 2010 concerning the senior lien status associated with most PACE programs.

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Local Option - Municipal Sustainable Energy Programs | Department of Energy  

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Municipal Sustainable Energy Programs Municipal Sustainable Energy Programs Local Option - Municipal Sustainable Energy Programs < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Industrial Institutional Multi-Family Residential Nonprofit Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Cooling Construction Design & Remodeling Other Windows, Doors, & Skylights Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Bioenergy Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Solar Water Heating Wind Program Info State New York Program Type PACE Financing '''''Note: The Federal Housing Financing Agency (FHFA) issued a [http://www.fhfa.gov/webfiles/15884/PACESTMT7610.pdf statement] in July

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Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction Standards for Public  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction Standards for Public Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction Standards for Public Buildings Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction Standards for Public Buildings < Back Eligibility State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State Georgia Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider Georgia Environmental Finance Authority Senate Bill 130 of 2008 established energy efficiency goals for new state building projects. All major facility projects over 10,000 square feet should strive to exceed the efficiency standards of ASHRAE 90.1.2004 by 30% where it is determined that such 30% efficiency is cost effective based on

455

Sustainable LED Fluorescent Light Replacement Technology  

SciTech Connect

Ilumisys and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) partnered on a three-year project awarded by the United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE), to quantify the impacts of LED lamps, incandescent lamps and fluorescent benchmark lamps over a product lifecycle – i.e. to develop a sustainable design and manufacturing strategy that addresses product manufacturing, use, recycling and disposal scenarios for LED-based lighting. Based on the knowledge gained from extensive product tear-down studies of fluorescent and screw-in lighting products, lifecycle assessment tools, and accelerated lifecycle testing protocols, an interactive Sustainable LED Design Guide has been developed to aid architectural and lighting designers and engineers in making design decisions that consider three important environmental impacts (greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and mercury emission) across all phases of the life of an LED lighting product. Critical information developed for the lifecycle analysis and product feature comparisons is the useful life of the lighting product as well as its performance. The Design Guide is available at www.ncms.org, and was developed based on operational and durability testing of a variety of lighting products including power consumption, light output, and useful life of a lamp in order to allow a more realistic comparison of lamp designs. This report describes the main project tasks, results and innovative features of the lifecycle assessment (LCA)-based design tools, and the key considerations driving the sustainable design of LED lighting systems. The Design Guide incorporates the following three novel features for efficiently evaluating LED lighting features in value-chains: • Bill-of-Materials (BOM) Builder – Designers may import process data for each component and supply functional data for the product, including power, consumption, lumen output and expected useful life. • Environmental Impact Review – Designs are comparable across lifecycle phases, subsystems, and environmental impact category, and can be normalized to a userdefined functional unit. • Drill-down Review – These provide an indepth look at individual lamp designs with the ability to review across subsystem or lifecycle phase.

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2011-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

456

Federal Energy Management Program: Sustainable Federal Fleets  

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Sustainable Sustainable Federal Fleets to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Sustainable Federal Fleets on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Sustainable Federal Fleets on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Sustainable Federal Fleets on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Sustainable Federal Fleets on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Sustainable Federal Fleets on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Sustainable Federal Fleets on AddThis.com... Sustainable Buildings & Campuses Operations & Maintenance Greenhouse Gases Water Efficiency Data Center Energy Efficiency Industrial Facilities Sustainable Federal Fleets Laboratories for the 21st Century Institutional Change

457

Definition: Sustainability | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Definition Definition Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Definition: Sustainability Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Sustainability An often broadly used term that refers to the study of future impacts of decisions made currently, and how we can best mitigate or eliminate negative impacts of activities today. Typically, sustainability is used to define choices made in energy and natural resource use. View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Sustainability is the capacity to endure. In ecology the word describes how biological systems remain diverse and productive over time. Long-lived and healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable biological systems. For humans, sustainability is the potential for long-term maintenance of well being, which has ecological, economic,

458

ARS Energy Water and Sustainability Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ARS Energy Water and ARS Energy Water and Sustainability Program Sandy Morgan - Facilities Energy Manager * Research Arm of USDA * 3,200 buildings in 106 locations * Annual utility cost $45 million * Labs, greenhouses, animal facilities, agricultural buildings * 13.5 Million SF * $1 billion Agency * 50,000 large animals, 400,000 acres About ARS * Management support * Policies * Taking stock * Outreach * Reporting * Funding - Use UESCs then ESPCs * Network - Facility Energy Managers Our Approach Surveys * Meters - Fuels, account numbers, utilities * Water use * Sustainable buildings - Based on LEED EB V2.0 * Location energy and water consumption * Next surveys - Ag irrigation, land use, animals, refrigerants Lots of Data * Contact utilities - 30 energy audits, 10 UESCs, found a few errors * Contact DLA Energy and GSA

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Some analytic models of passive solar building performance: a theoretical approach to the design of energy-conserving buildings  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper describes an application of the fundamental methods of physics to solve a problem of environmental and economic interest: the description of the thermal performance of passive solar buildings. Such a description is of great practical interest to building designers; however, this paper is not intended to be of use to architects and engineers in its present form. Its intention is to provide a theoretical basis for understanding passive solar buildings; further effort is needed to develop rules of solar engineering.

Goldstein, D.B.

1978-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Recommended Approaches and Design Criteria for Application of Field Programmable Gate Arrays in Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are gaining increased attention worldwide for application in nuclear power plant (NPP) instrumentation and control (IC) systems, particularly for safety applications. The use of FPGAs might reduce complexity and the associated burden of gaining regulatory approval and provide better protection against obsolescence compared to conventional microprocessor-based systems. This report provides guidelines and design criteria for application of FPGAs in NPP IC systems, add...

2011-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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461

NREL: Energy Analysis - Sustainability Analysis  

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Sustainability Analysis Sustainability Analysis The laboratory's Sustainability Analysis looks at the environmental, life-cycle, climate, and other impacts of renewable energy technologies. Our energy choices have global implications that affect greenhouse gas emissions, water resource distribution, mineral consumption, and equipment manufacturing and transportation. The school of thought is that renewable energy technologies are more sustainable than many current sources of energy. However, we need to verify that this is true before we miss some important opportunities. NREL's capabilities in this analysis area include: resource-use optimization techno-economic feasibility and cost analysis life cycle assessment environmental externalities analysis cobenefits analysis manufacturing cost analysis

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Sustainable Transportation | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sustainable Transportation Sustainable Transportation Sustainable Transportation Bioenergy Read more Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Read more Vehicles Read more The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) leads U.S. researchers and other partners in making transportation cleaner and more efficient through solutions that put electric drive vehicles on the road and replace oil with clean domestic fuels. Through our Vehicle, Bioenergy, and Fuel Cell Technologies Offices, EERE advances the development of next-generation technologies to improve plug-in electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles, advanced combustion engine and vehicle efficiency, and produce low-carbon domestic transportation fuels. SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION Vehicles Bioenergy Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Vehicles Bioenergy

463

Energy Management and Sustainability Policy  

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Management and Sustainability Policy USAA Real Estate Company has a reputation for excellence in customer service and taking a leadership role in the real estate industry. As part...

464

NREL: Sustainable NREL - Environmental Stewardship  

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excellent environmental stewardship of its campuses into a highly replicable sustainability strategy, minimizing the environmental impacts of the lab's activities. Through...

465

ICTASDiscoveryAnalyticsCenter Sustainable  

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IDAC ICTASDiscoveryAnalyticsCenter Nanoscale Science Nano-Bio Interface Sustainable Energy on the basis of race, gender, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation

Beex, A. A. "Louis"

466

Sustainable Building Rating Systems Summary  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this document is to offer information that could be used to compare and contrast sustainable building rating systems.

Fowler, Kimberly M.; Rauch, Emily M.

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Federal Fleets: Fleet Reporting  

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Home | Programs & Offices | Consumer Information U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sustainable Federal Fleets Welcome, Guest Login | Register...

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GARS | Sustainable Energy Technologies Department  

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Energy storage The Sustainable Energy Technologies Department finds alternatives to fossil fuels and improves energy efficiency to meet our exponentially growing energy needs...

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RTiVISS: real-time video interactive systems for sustainability  

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RTiVISS is an exploratory project that proposes to investigate innovative concepts and design methods regarding environmental and sustainability issues. It is concerned with natural resources, specially forests, and their preservation, through critical ... Keywords: environmental art, experimental design, interactive installations, real-time video, social responsibility, sustainability

Mónica Mendes; Nuno Correia

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Virtual Test Approach to Incorporate Materials and Manufacturing Processes to Aid Design choices in High Performance Composites  

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The increasing use of fibre reinforced composites in structural components in the aerospace industry is providing many challenges to designers in understanding how they can be used more effectively to exploit their advantages. One of the main challenges is the selection of lay-ups for a given application. The difficulty lies in the variability that is achievable with composites. Each new layup or configuration is effectively a new material and requires and extensive test programme to validate the performance, from coupons which give basic material characteristics, up through the test pyramid through to large sub-component which contains basic assemblies. This variety of testing gives confidence in understanding the material behaviour and performance in structural assemblies. On the other hand, the manufacturing process is also important here with different processes sometimes needed for different materials or thicknesses. This is a time consuming and expensive process requiring many thousands of small tests leading up to a few major tests which are complex to set up and carry out. This research is attempting to address this by developing a virtual test system which will sit hand-in-hand with a physical test system. The goal of virtual tests appears reachable using the finite element analysis technique in which many experimental tests can be replaced by high fidelity simulations. The payoff in reduced cycle time and costs for designing and certifying composite structures is very attractive; and the possibility also arises of considering material configurations that are too complex to certify by purely empirical methods. The validated simulations could then be subsequently used for variants or derivatives of composites to inform design choices and establish new validation programmes where appropriate. This paper presents a series of simulations of the critical testing procedures needed to validate high performance composites materials using linear and non-linear models and compares the results with physical test performed in carbon fibre specimens.

Gonzalez-Murillo, C.; Price, M. [School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Queens University, Belfast (United Kingdom)

2011-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Hopi Sustainable Energy Plan  

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The Hopi Tribal Government as part of an initiative to ?Regulate the delivery of energy and energy services to the Hopi Reservation and to create a strategic business plan for tribal provision of appropriate utility, both in a manner that improves the reliability and cost efficiency of such services,? established the Hopi Clean Air Partnership Project (HCAPP) to support the Tribe?s economic development goals, which is sensitive to the needs and ways of the Hopi people. The Department of Energy (DOE) funded, Formation of Hopi Sustainable Energy Program results are included in the Clean Air Partnership Report. One of the Hopi Tribe?s primary strategies to improving the reliability and cost efficiency of energy services on the Reservation and to creating alternative (to coal) economic development opportunities is to form and begin implementation of the Hopi Sustainable Energy Program. The Hopi Tribe through the implementation of this grant identified various economic opportunities available from renewable energy resources. However, in order to take advantage of those opportunities, capacity building of tribal staff is essential in order for the Tribe to develop and manage its renewable energy resources. As Arizona public utilities such as APS?s renewable energy portfolio increases the demand for renewable power will increase. The Hopi Tribe would be in a good position to provide a percentage of the power through wind energy. It is equally important that the Hopi Tribe begin a dialogue with APS and NTUA to purchase the 69Kv transmission on Hopi and begin looking into financing options to purchase the line.

Norman Honie, Jr.; Margie Schaff; Mark Hannifan

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Realpolitik: Towards a Sustainable Energy Strategy  

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A long-term strategy based on existing technological, ecological, economical, and geopolitical realities is urgently needed to develop a sustainable energy economy, which should be designed with adaptability to unpredicted changes in any of these aspects. While only a highly diverse energy portfolio and conservation can ultimately guarantee optimum sustainability, based on a comparison of current primary energy generation methods, it is argued that future energy strategy has to rely heavily on expanded coal and nuclear energy sectors. A comparison of relative potentials, merits and risks associated with fossil-fuel, renewable, and nuclear technologies suggests that the balance of technologies should be shifted in favor of new-generation, safe nuclear methods to produce electricity, while clean-coal plants should be assigned to transportation fuel. Novel nuclear technologies exploit fission of uranium and thorium as primary energy sources with fast-spectrum and transmutation (burner) reactors. A closed fuel cy...

Schroeder, W Udo

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustaining knowledge in the neutron generator community and benchmarking study.  

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In 2004, the Responsive Neutron Generator Product Deployment department embarked upon a partnership with the Systems Engineering and Analysis knowledge management (KM) team to develop knowledge management systems for the neutron generator (NG) community. This partnership continues today. The most recent challenge was to improve the current KM system (KMS) development approach by identifying a process that will allow staff members to capture knowledge as they learn it. This 'as-you-go' approach will lead to a sustainable KM process for the NG community. This paper presents a historical overview of NG KMSs, as well as research conducted to move toward sustainable KM.

Barrentine, Tameka C.; Kennedy, Bryan C.; Saba, Anthony W.; Turgeon, Jennifer L.; Schneider, Julia Teresa; Stubblefield, William Anthony; Baldonado, Esther

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers Agency/Company /Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Biomass Topics: Implementation, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices Website: esa.un.org/un-energy/pdf/susdev.Biofuels.FAO.pdf References: Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers[1] "In this publication, UN-Energy seeks to structure an approach to the current discussion on bioenergy, it is the contribution of the UN system to the issues that need further attention, analysis and valuation, so that

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A sustainable urban center refurbishment  

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During the last century a vast new building construction activity was verified. The old urban centers were abandoned and new housing areas grew up without comply with sustainable principles. The great architectural and urban value of these centers led ... Keywords: indicators, refurbishment, sustainability, urban center

Ana Karina Lopes; Fernanda Rodrigues; Victor M. Ferreira; Romeu Vicente

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Machine learning for computational sustainability  

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To avoid ecological collapse, we must manage Earth's ecosystems sustainably. Viewed as a control problem, the two central challenges of ecosystem management are to acquire a model of the system that is sufficient to guide good decision making and then ... Keywords: hidden Markov models,computational sustainability,species distribution models,dynamical ecosystem models

Tom Dietterich; Ethan Dereszynski; Rebecca Hutchinson; Dan Sheldon

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intelligent manufacturing and environmental sustainability  

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The definition of sustainability which is generally adopted is: ''meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs'' (World Commission on the Environment and Development, 1987. ... Keywords: Added value, Corporate responsibility, Energy, Sustainability

William F. Gaughran; Stephen Burke; Patrick Phelan

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Priorities in the Electric Power Industry  

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Improving sustainability performance has become an important indicator of corporate success, stewardship, and responsibility. Many companies publish annual sustainability and corporate responsibility reports to communicate their policies, goals, and ongoing performance on key sustainability issues. Notably, the sustainability priorities communicated through these reports vary considerably across the electric power industry. This study summarizes how the industry portrays its sustainability priorities thr...

2011-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Y-12 Site Sustainability Plan  

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The accomplishments to date and the long-range planning of the Y-12 Energy Management and Sustainability and Stewardship programs support the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) vision for a commitment to energy effi ciency and sustainability and to achievement of the Guiding Principles. Specifi cally, the Y-12 vision is to support the Environment, Safety and Health Policy and the DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan, while promoting overall sustainability and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The mission of the Y-12 Energy Management program is to incorporate energy-effi cient technologies site-wide and to position Y-12 to meet NNSA energy requirement needs through 2025 and beyond. The plan addresses greenhouse gases, buildings, fleet management, water use, pollution prevention, waste reduction, sustainable acquisition, electronic stewardship and data centers, site innovation and government-wide support.

Spencer, Charles G

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A human factors approach towards the design of a new glovebox glove for Los Alamos National Laboratory  

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Present day glovebox gloves at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are underdeveloped and ergonomically inaccurate. This problem results in numerous sprain and strain injuries every year for employees who perform glovebox work. In addition to injuries, using the current glovebox glove design also contributes to breaches and contamination. The current glove used today at LANL has several problems: (1) The length of the fingers is incorrect, (2) the web spacing between the fingers is nonexistent, (3) the angles between each digit on the finger are incorrect, (4) the thumb is placed inaccurately, and (5) the length of the hand is incorrect. These problems present a need to correct the current glove design to decrease the risk of injuries, breaches, and contamination. Anthropometrics were researched to help find the best range of hand measurements to fix the current glove design. Anthropometrics is the measure of the human physical variation. Anthropometrics for this study were gathered from the American National Survey (ANSUR) data that was conducted by the U.S Army in 1988. The current glovebox glove uses anthropometrics from the 95th to 105th percentile range which is too large so the new gloves are going to implement data from a smaller range of percentile groups. The 105th percentile range represents measurements that exceed the human population but are needed to fit certain circumstance such as wearing several under gloves within the glovebox gloves. Anthropometrics used in this study include: 105th percentile measurements for joint circumference which was unchanged because the room for under gloves plus ease of hand insertion and extraction is needed, 80th percentile measurements for crotch length to allow workers to reach the web spacing in the glove, 20th percentile measurements for finger length to allow workers to reach the end of the glove, standard 10.5cm hand breadth to allow more room to accommodate under gloves, 45 degrees abduction angle for the thumb for better positioning, 45 degrees extension angle for the thumb for better positioning, and various angles for the other fingers to allow a more relaxed and natural fit. 3D modeling was used to implement the anthropometric data listed above onto an existing scanned solid model of a human hand. SolidWorks 2010 3-D modeling package was utilized to manipulate the hand model to represent the anthropometric data researched. The anthropometrics and modifications were reviewed by the University of New Mexico Department of Orthopedics hand surgeons. After all modifications and reviews were completed the model was printed out using stereolithography. The printed out model of the hand was used as a mold to create a prototype glovebox glove. The new mold was taken to Piercan USA to produce a 20mil Polyurethane/Hypalon glovebox glove. The Minnesota Dexterity test and Purdue Pegboard test were used to measure the dexterity of the prototype glovebox glove against a current 15 mil Hypalon LANL glovebox glove. Using the data from the tests a student t test was used to determine if there was a significant difference between the current hypalon glove results and the new prototype glove results. With a 95% confidence level the prototype showed to have a significantly lower mean difference from the current hypalon glovebox glove with the Minnesota Dexterity test. With a 95% confidence level the prototype showed to have a significantly higher mean difference from the current hypalon glovebox glove with the Purdue Pegboard test. A p value method was also performed to confirm the results of the student t test. A survey was also given to glovebox workers to determine if they preferred the new design. The best reaction from glovebox workers was the new thumb position, 73.2% of the sample population agreed with the new thumb position. Developing a new glovebox glove will improve the ergonomics of the hand for work performed, decrease exposure time, decreasing risk of breaching, increasing productivity, reducing injuries, and improving work performance. In the future the new glovebox

Oka, Jude M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Entropy and Energy: Toward a Definition of Physical Sustainability  

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Bioeconomics and Sustainability. Edward Elgar, Cheltemham,Serious about Sustainability. , Environmental Science &Toward a Definition of Physical Sustainability Slawomir W.

Hermanowicz, Slawomir W

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) - Green for Green Home Rebate | Department  

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Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) - Green for Green Home Rebate Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) - Green for Green Home Rebate Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) - Green for Green Home Rebate < Back Eligibility Construction Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Bioenergy Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating Buying & Making Electricity Water Heating Wind Maximum Rebate $2,5000 Program Info Funding Source Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Start Date 02/01/2013 State Delaware Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount varies The Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility, in partnership with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the Home Builders Association of Delaware, is offering rebates ranging from

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World Business Council for Sustainable Development-Case Studies | Open  

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Development-Case Studies Development-Case Studies Jump to: navigation, search Name World Business Council for Sustainable Development-Case Studies Agency/Company /Organization World Business Council for Sustainable Development Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Buildings, Industry Topics Implementation Resource Type Lessons learned/best practices Website http://www.wbcsd.org/templates References Case Studies[1] Background "The WBCSD seeks to illustrate how companies work independently, or with different stakeholders, to integrate the challenge of sustainable development into their business activities. The value of sharing these experiences lies in their ability to further the business case for sustainable development by supporting the design of effective processes to

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Riverside County - Sustainable Building Policy | Department of Energy  

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County - Sustainable Building Policy County - Sustainable Building Policy Riverside County - Sustainable Building Policy < Back Eligibility Local Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State California Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider County of Riverside In February 2009, the County of Riverside Board of Supervisors adopted Policy Number H-29, creating the Sustainable Building Policy. The Policy requires that all new county building projects initiated on or after March 1, 2009 must meet the criteria for LEED certification.The Board of Supervisors may grant exceptions, especially for projects under 5,000 square feet. Additionally, all county buildings project must have a LEED

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Sustainability - is it for the CIO?  

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A Tool for Corporate Sustainability. Journal of BusinessM. L. (Mar 1997). Sustainability and Technical Progress. The2009 ISSN 1076-7975 Sustainability - is it for the CIO?

Mangal, Vandana Ann

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2010 | Department of Energy  

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0 Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2010 Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2010 2010 More Documents & Publications Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2012 Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2013...

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Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2012 | Department of Energy  

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2 Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2012 Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2012 2012 More Documents & Publications Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2013 Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2010...

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Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2013 | Department of Energy  

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3 Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2013 Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2013 2013 Site Sustainability Plan More Documents & Publications Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) 2012 Site...

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Efficient and Sustainable EnergyEfficient and Sustainable Energy NIU Energy Initiative  

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Efficient and Sustainable EnergyEfficient and Sustainable Energy NIU Energy Initiative: Efficient and Sustainable EnergyEfficient and Sustainable Energy EnergyEnergy//EconomyEconomy//Ecology Challenges and OpportunitiesEcology Challenges and Opportunities #12;Efficient and Sustainable EnergyEfficient and Sustainable

Kostic, Milivoje M.

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Making Sustainable Decisions Using The KONVERGENCE Framework  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hundreds of contaminated facilities and sites must be cleaned up. ''Cleanup'' includes decommissioning, environmental restoration, and waste management. Cleanup can be complex, expensive, risky, and time-consuming. Decisions are often controversial, can stall or be blocked, and are sometimes re-done--some before implementation, some decades later. Making and keeping decisions with long time horizons involves special difficulties and requires new approaches. Our project goal is to make cleanup decisions easier to make, implement, keep, and sustain. By sustainability, we mean decisions that work better over the entire time-period-from when a decision is made, through implementation, to its end point. That is, alternatives that can be kept ''as is'' or adapted as circumstances change. Increased attention to sustainability and adaptability may decrease resistance to making and implementing decisions. Our KONVERGENCE framework addresses these challenges. The framework is based on a mental model that states: where Knowledge, Values, and Resources converge (the K, V, R in KONVERGENCE), you will find a sustainable decision. We define these areas or universes as follows: (1) Knowledge: what is known about the problem and possible solutions? (2) Values: what is important to those affected by the decision? (3) Resources: what is available to implement possible solutions or improve knowledge? This mental model helps analyze and visualize what is happening as decisions are made and kept. Why is there disagreement? Is there movement toward konvergence? Is a past decision drifting out of konvergence? The framework includes strategic improvements, i.e., expand the spectrum of alternatives to include adaptable alternatives and decision networks. It includes tactical process improvements derived from experience, values, and relevant literature. This paper includes diagnosis and medication (suggested path forward) for intractable cases.

Piet, S. J.; Gibson, P. L.; Joe, J. C.; Kerr, T. A.; Nitschke, R. L.; Dakins, M. E.

2003-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Sustainable NREL - Research Support Facility  

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Research Support Facility Research Support Facility Take a Closer Look RSF Brochure Design-Build Process Booklet Photos Videos Media Contacts Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player. Get Adobe Flash player Text Version An artist's rendering of an H-shaped building. The rendering includes a key at the bottom with letters A-K that correspond with letters on the building. Each letter, when selected, provides additional information about the building feature. Use the interactive rendering to learn more about the RSF's renewable energy and energy efficiency features and design. The Research Support Facility (RSF) is the laboratory's newest sustainable green building. This 360,000 ft2 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum office building is a showcase for energy

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Sustainability Awards Recognize Energy Department Employees Who...  

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Sustainability Awards Recognize Energy Department Employees Who Go Above and Beyond Sustainability Awards Recognize Energy Department Employees Who Go Above and Beyond November 10,...

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Exploring Computational Sustainability via Differential Variational Inequalities.  

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??Sustainability is a widely accepted paradigm for better future in governmental as well as non-governmental organizations. Computational sustainability is a rapidly growing area of study… (more)

Chung, Sung Hoon

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support &...  

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HSS Logo Welcome to the Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support & Corporate Safety Analysis Sustainability Support Provides the understanding and implementation...

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The Campus Sustainability Movement: A Strategic Perspective.  

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??Society is facing a crisis of un-sustainability. The sector of higher education is well poised to support transition to a sustainable society. This thesis assesses… (more)

Henson, Michael; Missimer, Merlina

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials Sustainability: Digital Resource Center -- Recycling ... - TMS  

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Sustainability and Nickel Wepage that describes the sustainability challenges for nickel and nickel-containing materials. 0, 557, Diana Grady, 7/2/2008 9:23 AM

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Sustainable Agriculture Network | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

"Sustainable Agriculture Network" Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleSustainableAgricultureNetwork&oldid312235" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations...

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Alliance For Sustainable Energy | Department of Energy  

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Alliance For Sustainable Energy Alliance For Sustainable Energy Response from National Renewable Energy Laboratory on the Technology Transfer Questions in Federal Register dated...

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