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Assisted Home Performance Grants | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Assisted Home Performance Grants Assisted Home Performance Grants Assisted Home Performance Grants < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Appliances & Electronics Sealing Your Home Ventilation Manufacturing Commercial Lighting Lighting Cooling Water Heating Maximum Rebate Single-family: $5,000 Multi-family (2-4 units): $10,000 per building Program Info Funding Source Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) State New York Program Type State Grant Program Rebate Amount 50% of costs Provider New York State Energy Research and Development Authority The Assisted Home Performance Program provides grants to low-income home owners in 1-4 family buildings for up to 50% of costs for energy efficient

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Extending Efficiency Services to Underserved Households: NYSERDAs Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

N April 4, 2012 Extending Efficiency Services to Underserved Households: NYSERDA's Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program Since 2001, New York residents have completed over 39,000 energy upgrades through NYSERDA's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) initiative. Approximately one third of these projects have been completed through the Assisted HPwES track, which offers large incentives to middle income

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Home Buying Employer-Assisted  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Making Home Buying a Reality Employer-Assisted Housing Program #12;You may take advantage of the purchase price towards a down payment are interested in buying a home in the following eligible community) are a first-time home buyer interested in becoming a home owner in the primary or secondary areas

Butler, Laurie J.

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Weatherization Assistance Program: Spurring Innovation, Increasing Home  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Weatherization Assistance Program: Spurring Innovation, Increasing Weatherization Assistance Program: Spurring Innovation, Increasing Home Energy Efficiency Weatherization Assistance Program: Spurring Innovation, Increasing Home Energy Efficiency October 31, 2013 - 5:01pm Addthis The Intermountain Weatherization Training Center in Clearfield, Utah. Weatherization Training Centers throughout the nation teach workers valuable skills needed to improve energy efficiency of homes. | Photo courtesy of Intermountain Weatherization Training Center The Intermountain Weatherization Training Center in Clearfield, Utah. Weatherization Training Centers throughout the nation teach workers valuable skills needed to improve energy efficiency of homes. | Photo courtesy of Intermountain Weatherization Training Center Bob Adams Supervisor, Weatherization Assistance Program

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Energy Efficiency Fund (Gas) - Home Energy Solutions and Performance  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Gas) - Home Energy Solutions and Gas) - Home Energy Solutions and Performance Programs Energy Efficiency Fund (Gas) - Home Energy Solutions and Performance Programs < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Other Ventilation Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Program Info State Connecticut Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Varies Provider Customer Service The Energy Efficiency Fund, funded by Connecticut's public benefits charge, provides home energy efficiency rebate programs to customers of The Connecticut Light and Power Company and The United Illuminating Company, Connecticut Natural Gas, Southern Connecticut Gas, and Yankeegas customers. The Home Energy Solutions Program provides weatherization assistance to any

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U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program Homes...  

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

U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program Homes Weatherized By State through 06302010 (Calendar Year) U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance...

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High Performance Home Cost Performance Trade-Offs: Production...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

High Performance Home Cost Performance Trade-Offs: Production Builders - Building America Top Innovation High Performance Home Cost Performance Trade-Offs: Production Builders -...

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Home Performance with Energy Star  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

- HPwES - HPwES Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Ely Jacobsohn U.S. Department of Energy Ely.jacobsohn@ee.doe.gov, 202-287-1333 April 3, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose and Objectives: Problem Statement Works to advance the Department's and Administration's energy-related goals in the residential sector Face challenging and often conflicting mandates to save energy, meet environmental goals, and satisfy needs of

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Home Performance with Energy Star (WPS Customers Only) | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Performance with Energy Star (WPS Customers Only) Performance with Energy Star (WPS Customers Only) Home Performance with Energy Star (WPS Customers Only) < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Construction Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Other Sealing Your Home Ventilation Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Program Info State Wisconsin Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount WPS doubles the existing Air Sealing, Attic Insulation, Exterior Wall Insulation, Sill Box Insulation, Interior Foundation Insulation: 33.3% of improvement costs up to $1,500 through Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Total: 66% of improvement costs of up to $3,000 Assisted Home Performance Bonus: Additional 15% off, for a total of 90% off

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Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Tommy Williams Homes Initial Performance of Two Zero Energy Homes, Gainesville, Florida  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Description Description These high-performance homes in northern Florida are two that have achieved Home Energy Rating System (HERS) ratings of less than zero since Building America (BA) builders started building them in 2010. The homes (TW1 and TW2) were built in the Gainesville area by Tommy Williams Homes (TW), with technical assistance from Florida H.E.R.O. and energy-efficient home design input provided by Energy Smart Home Plans. The homes are being metered by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) as part of BA efforts to collect data that characterize the performance of the homes and verify that the solar photovoltaic (PV) system used in their design produces more energy than these all-electric homes require, as the HERS rating of <0 implies.

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Performance House -- A Cold Climate Challenge Home  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Working with builder partners on a test homes allows for vetting of whole-house building strategies to eliminate any potential unintended consequences prior to implementing these solution packages on a production scale. To support this research, CARB partnered with Preferred Builders Inc. on a high-performance test home in Old Greenwich, CT. The philosophy and science behind the 2,700 ft2 'Performance House' was based on the premise that homes should be safe, healthy, comfortable, durable, efficient, and adapt with the homeowners. The technologies and strategies used in the 'Performance House' were not cutting-edge, but simply 'best practices practiced'. The focus was on simplicity in construction, maintenance, and operation. When seeking a 30% source energy savings targets over a comparable 2009 IECC code-built home in the cold climate zone, nearly all components of a home must be optimized. Careful planning and design are critical. To help builders and architects seeking to match the performance of this home, a step-by-step guide through the building shell components of DOE's Challenge Home are provided in a pictorial story book. The end result was a DOE Challenge Home that achieved a HERS Index Score of 20 (43 without PV, the minimum target was 55 for compliance). This home was also awarded the 2012 HOBI for Best Green Energy Efficient Home from the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut.

Puttagunta, S.; Grab, J.; Williamson, J.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes | Department...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building...

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High Performance Without Increased Cost: Urbane Homes, Louisville...  

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

High Performance Without Increased Cost: Urbane Homes, Louisville, KY - Building America Top Innovation High Performance Without Increased Cost: Urbane Homes, Louisville, KY -...

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Webinar: ENERGY STAR Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes...  

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

Webinar: ENERGY STAR Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes Webinar: ENERGY STAR Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes This presentation is from the Building America...

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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR -- 10 Years of Continued Growth...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

More Documents & Publications Home Performance with Energy Star Home Performance with ENERGY STAR - 2014 BTO Peer Review Residential Building Audits and Retrofits...

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HPXML: A Standardized Home Performance Data Sharing System -...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

HPXML: A Standardized Home Performance Data Sharing System - Building America Top Innovation HPXML: A Standardized Home Performance Data Sharing System - Building America Top...

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home High-Performance Home Sales Training Part 1 Webinar-- Text Version  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Below is the text version of the webinar DOE Zero Energy Ready Home High-Performance Home Sales Training Part 1, presented in February 2015.

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Agent Models for Self?Motivated Home?Assistant Bots  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Modern society increasingly relies on technology to support everyday activities. In the past this technology has focused on automation using computer technology embedded in physical objects. More recently there is an expectation that this technology will not just embed reactive automation but also embed intelligent proactive automation in the environment. That is there is an emerging desire for novel technologies that can monitor assist inform or entertain when required and not just when requested. This paper presents three self?motivated home?assistant bot applications using different self?motivated agent models. Self?motivated agents use a computational model of motivation to generate goals proactively. Technologies based on self?motivated agents can thus respond autonomously and proactively to stimuli from their environment. Three prototypes of different self?motivated agent models using different computational models of motivation are described to demonstrate these concepts.

Kathryn Merrick; Kamran Shafi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WEATHERIZING THE HOMES OF LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM CLIENTS: A PROGRAMMATIC ASSESSMENT  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

CON-486 CON-486 WEATHERIZING THE HOMES OF LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM CLIENTS: A PROGRAMMATIC ASSESSMENT Bruce Tonn Richard Schmoyer Sarah Wagner OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY Reports produced after January 1, 1996, are generally available free via the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Information Bridge. Web site http://www.osti.gov/bridge Reports produced before January 1, 1996, may be purchased by members of the public from the following source. National Technical Information Service 5285 Port Royal Road Springfield, VA 22161 Telephone 703-605-6000 (1-800-553-6847) TDD 703-487-4639 Fax 703-605-6900 E-mail info@ntis.fedworld.gov Web site http://www.ntis.gov/support/ordernowabout.htm Reports are available to DOE employees, DOE contractors, Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDE) representatives,

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2015 ACI Northwest Regional Home Performance Conference | Department...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

ACI Northwest Regional Home Performance Conference 2015 ACI Northwest Regional Home Performance Conference February 2, 2015 9:00AM EST to February 3, 2015 5:00PM EST Seattle,...

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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR - 2014 BTO Peer Review | Department...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

ENERGY STAR - 2014 BTO Peer Review Home Performance with ENERGY STAR - 2014 BTO Peer Review Presenter: Ely Jacobsohn, U.S. Department of Energy The goal of Home Performance with...

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Delmarva Power - Home Performance with Energy Star Incentive Program |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Delmarva Power - Home Performance with Energy Star Incentive Delmarva Power - Home Performance with Energy Star Incentive Program Delmarva Power - Home Performance with Energy Star Incentive Program < Back Eligibility Installer/Contractor Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Construction Design & Remodeling Other Sealing Your Home Ventilation Manufacturing Heating Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate Recommended measures resulting from Energy Audit: $2000 Program Info Funding Source Maryland Energy Administration State Maryland Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Home Energy Audit: Cost discounted to $100 HVAC and Envelope upgrades: up to $2000 Provider

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Local Energy Alliance Program - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Local Energy Alliance Program - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Local Energy Alliance Program - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (Virginia) Local Energy Alliance Program - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (Virginia) < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Appliances & Electronics Ventilation Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heat Pumps Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate LEAP Program: $500 Rappahannock Electric Cooperative: $600 Program Info Funding Source Local Energy Alliance Program State Virginia Program Type Local Rebate Program Rebate Amount LEAP Program LEAP Home Energy Improvement Program : 20% of cost up to $500 Rappahannock Electric Cooperative Incentives Heat Pump Tune-Up: $75 Duct Sealing: $200

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Energy Savings Performance Contracts: FEMP Assistance  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Fact sheet details assistance and services available from the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) for energy savings performance contract (ESPC) projects.

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Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric) - Home Energy Solutions and Performance  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Electric) - Home Energy Solutions and Electric) - Home Energy Solutions and Performance Programs Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric) - Home Energy Solutions and Performance Programs < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Other Ventilation Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Program Info Funding Source Energy Efficiency Fund State Connecticut Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Varies Provider Customer Service The Energy Efficiency Fund, funded by Connecticut's public benefits charge, provides home energy efficiency rebate programs to customers of The

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Kansas City Power and Light - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

You are here You are here Home » Kansas City Power and Light - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Kansas City Power and Light - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Maximum Rebate $1200 Program Info State Missouri Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Varies Provider Kansas City Power and Light Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) offers rebates to residential customers towards the cost of an ENERGY STAR Home Energy Assessment and a portion of the installed efficiency improvements. Home assessments must be performed by a certified Home Performance with ENERGY STAR contractor or consultant

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ZERH WEBINAR: HIGH-PERFORMANCE HOME SALES TRAINING PART II  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings,...

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ZERH Webinar: High-Performance Home Sales Training Part I  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings,...

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PEPCO - Home Performance with Energy Star Incentive Program | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

PEPCO - Home Performance with Energy Star Incentive Program PEPCO - Home Performance with Energy Star Incentive Program PEPCO - Home Performance with Energy Star Incentive Program < Back Eligibility Installer/Contractor Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Other Sealing Your Home Ventilation Manufacturing Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate Recommended measures resulting from Energy Audit: $2,000 Program Info Funding Source Maryland Energy Administration State Maryland Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Home Energy Audit: Cost discounted to $100 Home Insulation: 50% of cost, up to $2,000 Windows: 50% of cost, up to $2,000 Provider Maryland Energy Administration The Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) offers the Home Performance with Energy Star Program which provides incentives for residential customers who

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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Homeowners across the United States can find trusted contractors who follow a comprehensive approach, recommended by ENERGY STAR®, to save money on energy bills while improving home comfort. The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program provides homeowners with resources to identify trusted contractors that can help them understand their home's energy use, as well as identify home improvements that increase energy performance and improve comfort. Participating contractors can recommend and perform energy improvements, such as air sealing, insulation that can fix drafty and uncomfortable rooms, and install high efficiency heating and cooling equipment. These improvements can lower utility bills.

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Forced Air Systems in High Performance Homes  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

FORCED AIR SYSTEMS IN FORCED AIR SYSTEMS IN HIGH PERFORMANCE HOMES Iain Walker (LBNL) Building America Meeting 2013 What are the issues? 1. Sizing  When is too small too small? 2. Distribution  Can we get good mixing at low flow? 3. Performance  Humidity Control  Part load efficiency  Blowers & thermal losses Sizing  Part-load - not an issue with modern equipment  Careful about predicted loads - a small error becomes a big problem for tightly sized systems  Too Low Capacity = not robust  Extreme vs. design days  Change in occupancy  Party mode  Recovery from setback Sizing  Conventional wisdom - a good envelope = easy to predict and not sensitive to indoor conditions  But..... Heating and cooling become discretionary - large variability depending on occupants

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Dominion East Ohio (Gas) - Home Performance Program | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Dominion East Ohio (Gas) - Home Performance Program Dominion East Ohio (Gas) - Home Performance Program Dominion East Ohio (Gas) - Home Performance Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Manufacturing Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Program Info State Ohio Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Furnace: $300-$400 Boiler: $250-$300 Duct Sealing: $40/hour Air Sealing: $40/hour Programmable Thermostat: $30/thermostat Storage Water Heater: $100 Tankless Water Heater: $150 Condensing Water Heater: $125 Water Heater Tank Insulation: $10 Attic Access Insulation: $30 Wall/Attic/Duct Insulation: $0.30/sq. ft.

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Home Performance with Energy Star High Efficiency Measure Incentive (HEMI)  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Home Performance with Energy Star High Efficiency Measure Incentive Home Performance with Energy Star High Efficiency Measure Incentive (HEMI) Home Performance with Energy Star High Efficiency Measure Incentive (HEMI) < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Cooling Appliances & Electronics Sealing Your Home Ventilation Manufacturing Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate $3,000 Program Info State New York Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount 10% of project costs Provider New York State Energy Research and Development Authority The New York State Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) offers an incentive for homeowners of 1-4 homes that participate in the Home Performance with Energy Star program. The program entitles the participant

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Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Program Name or Ancillary Text Program Name or Ancillary Text eere.energy.gov Building America Technical Update Meeting - April 29, 2013 Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes Eric Werling Building America Coordinator Denver, CO April 29, 2013 Building Technology Office U.S. Department of Energy EERE's National Mission Mission: To create American leadership in the global transition to a clean energy economy 1) High-Impact Research, Development, and Demonstration to Make Clean Energy as Affordable and Convenient as Traditional Forms of Energy 2) Breaking Down Barriers to Market Entry 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Why It Matters to America * Winning the most important global economic development race of the 21 st century * Creating jobs through American innovation

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Performance summary of the Balcomb solar home  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The heating performance of the Balcomb passive solar home is re-evaluated based on detailed review of 85 channels of data taken during six weeks of 1980. This led to a re-analysis of 176 days of data taken over the winter of 1978-79. Auxiliary heat during this winter was 7.4 million Btu which compares with 66.0 million Btu total heat losses from the house plus 46.4 million Btu losses from the greenhouse. Auxiliary heat predicted using the solar load ratio method is 8.1 million Btu. Solar savings are estimated as 57 million Btu. Good thermal comfort conditions are documented. Energy flows are tabulated for each month. Energy flows are tabulated for each month. Conclusions regarding detailed heat flow and storage in the house are presented.

Balcomb, J.D.; Hedstrom, J.C.; Perry, J.E. Jr.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Participant Assisted Data Collection Methods in the California Healthy Homes Indoor Air Quality Study of 2011-13  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

as high performance green homes. (Masters Thesis). Retrievedinside and outside 137 homes and implications for ambientin the California Healthy Homes Indoor Air Quality Study of

Mullen, Nasim A.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Webinar: ENERGY STAR Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Star Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes Star Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes 1 | Building America Program www.buildingamerica.gov Buildings Technologies Program Date: September 30, 2011 ENERGY STAR ® Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes Welcome to the Webinar! We will start at 11:00 AM Eastern. There is no call in number. The audio will be sent through your computer speakers. All questions will be submitted via typing. Video of presenters Energy Star Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes 2 | Building America Program www.buildingamerica.gov Energy Star Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes 3 | Building America Program www.buildingamerica.gov Building America Program: Introduction Building Technologies Program Energy Star Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes

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Illinois Home Performance DOE REES- Driving Demand: Successful Marketing Strategies  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presents Illinois Home Performance's successful marketing strategies, from more than 100,000 direct mailings to multi-pronged online outreach.

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Home Performance with Energy Star | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Buildings Integration Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review resbldgs05jacobsohn040313.pdf More Documents & Publications Home Performance...

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Track B - Critical Guidance for Peak Performance Homes | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Track B - Critical Guidance for Peak Performance Homes Track B - Critical Guidance for Peak Performance Homes Track B - Critical Guidance for Peak Performance Homes Presentations from Track B, Critical Guidance for Peak Performance Homes of the U.S. Department of Energy Building America program's 2012 Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting are provided below as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. These presentations for this track covered the following topics: Ventilation Strategies in High Performance Homes; Combustion Safety in Tight Houses; Implementation Program Case Studies; Field Testing from Start to Finish; and Humidity Control and Analysis. why_we_ventilate.pdf formaldehyde_new_homes.pdf whole_bldg_ventilation.pdf combustion_safety_codes.pdf combustion_diagnostics.pdf test_protocols_results.pdf utility_incentive_programs.pdf

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to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


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Columbia Gas of Ohio - Home Performance Solutions Loan Program | Department  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Columbia Gas of Ohio - Home Performance Solutions Loan Program Columbia Gas of Ohio - Home Performance Solutions Loan Program Columbia Gas of Ohio - Home Performance Solutions Loan Program < Back Eligibility Installer/Contractor Low-Income Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Ventilation Program Info State Ohio Program Type Utility Loan Program Rebate Amount Amount remaining after Home Performance Solution Program Rebates Provider Columbia Gas of Ohio Columbia Gas of Ohio (CGO) partners with Huntington National Bank's Energy Performance Solutions program to offer a loan complementing rebates for energy efficient equipment to residential customers. Rebates may be available if a customer purchases or installs measures recommended by an

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Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

America's Top America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes Building America Top Innovations. Recognizing top innovations in building science. Innovations sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program and its teams of building science experts continue to have a transforming impact, leading our nation's home building industry to high-performance homes. Building America researchers have worked directly with more than 300 U.S. production home builders and have boosted the performance of more than 42,000 new homes. Learn more about Building America Top Innovations. 2013 Top Innovations New Top Innovations are awarded annually for outstanding Building America research achievements. Learn more about the 2013 Top Innovations recently

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Publications on High-Performance Homes | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Homes Homes Publications on High-Performance Homes Find publications from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on incorporating energy efficiency and renewable energy into homes. Builders Challenge High Performance Builder Spotlight: Green Coast Enterprises, New Orleans, Louisiana (2-pager) This 2-page fact sheet highlights New Orleans homebuilder Green Coast Enterprises' and the Project Home Again community-scale residential building project. Builders Challenge High Performance Builder Spotlight: Green Coast Enterprises, New Orleans, Louisiana (4-pager) This four-page case study describes Green Coast Enterprises efforts to rebuild hurricane-ravaged New Orleans through Project Home Again. Builders Challenge Technology Information Packages - Hot-Humid Climate: New

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Baltimore Gas and Electric Company - Home Performance with Energy Star  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company - Home Performance with Energy Baltimore Gas and Electric Company - Home Performance with Energy Star Rebates Baltimore Gas and Electric Company - Home Performance with Energy Star Rebates < Back Eligibility Installer/Contractor Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Construction Design & Remodeling Sealing Your Home Ventilation Manufacturing Heating Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate HVAC (Equipment Installation/Duct Sealing/Tune-up): $1,150 Air Sealing/Insulation/Gas Tankless Water Heater: $2,000 Total: $3,150 Program Info Funding Source Maryland Energy Administration State Maryland Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Comprehensive Home Energy Audit: Reduced cost of $100

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Building Technologies Office: Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Performance with ENERGY STAR® Performance with ENERGY STAR® Homeowners across the United States can find trusted contractors who follow a comprehensive approach, recommended by ENERGY STAR®, to save money on energy bills while improving home comfort. The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program provides homeowners with resources to identify trusted contractors that can help them understand their home's energy use, as well as identify home improvements that increase energy performance and improve comfort. Participating contractors can recommend and perform energy improvements, such as air sealing, insulation that can fix drafty and uncomfortable rooms, and install high efficiency heating and cooling equipment. These improvements can lower utility bills. Contractors that participate in HPwES are qualified by local sponsors such as utilities, state energy offices, and other organizations to ensure that they can offer high-quality, comprehensive energy assessments (also known as "energy audits") using sophisticated equipment to diagnose a home's energy, health, and safety issues.

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Cooling Performance Assessment of Building America Homes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

durability, comfort and reduced energy use. The ultimate program goal is to achieve a 70% reduction in energy while making up the other 30% with on-site power to provide homes that can cost-effectively produce as much energy as they consume. As of 2004.... Data from this home was collected over three summers from 2002 to 2004. Each of these residences is cooled by the originally installed, minimum efficiency equipment, SEER 10 in Lakeland and SEER 9 in Cocoa. Figure 1 shows the data points used...

Chasar, D.; Chandra, S.; Parker, D.; Sherwin, J.; Beal, D.; Hoak, D.; Moyer, N.; McIlvaine, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR | Department  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR < Back Eligibility Construction Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Maximum Rebate Total Incentives: $600 ($1200 with KCP&L rebate) Wall Insulation: $600 Floor Insulation: $400 Attic Insulation: $500 Air Sealing: $400 Duct Sealing: $200 Window or Door: $400 Program Info Funding Source MGE State Missouri Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Single Family Energy Assessment: $400/unit Multi Family Energy Assessment: $200/unit Attic Insulation: $0.01-$0.02 x R-Value Added x sq. ft.

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Columbia Gas of Ohio - Home Performance Solutions Program | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Columbia Gas of Ohio - Home Performance Solutions Program Columbia Gas of Ohio - Home Performance Solutions Program Columbia Gas of Ohio - Home Performance Solutions Program < Back Eligibility Installer/Contractor Low-Income Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Ventilation Maximum Rebate 70% Program Info State Ohio Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Energy Audit: $50 cost Attic Insulation: $0.30-$0.50/sq. ft. Wall Insulation: $0.40/sq. ft. Air sealing: $40/air sealing hour Furnace: $200 Boiler: $200 Bonus Incentives: Varies by equipment-type Provider Columbia Gas of Ohio Columbia Gas of Ohio (CGO) offers a number of rebates on energy efficient equipment and measures to residential customers. Rebates may be available

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Home Performance with Energy Star | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Home Performance with Energy Star Home Performance with Energy Star Home Performance with Energy Star < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Cooling Other Sealing Your Home Ventilation Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Program Info Funding Source Focus On Energy Program State Wisconsin Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Air Sealing, Attic Insulation, Exterior Wall Insulation, Sill Box Insulation, Interior Foundation Insulation: 33.3% of improvement costs up to $1,500 Bonus for 15% Energy Savings: $200 Bonus for 25% Energy Savings: $700 Free installation of CFLs, faucet aerators, shower heads, and pipe wraps

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Home Performance with Energy Star Financing | Department of Energy  

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Home Performance with Energy Star Financing Home Performance with Energy Star Financing Home Performance with Energy Star Financing < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Cooling Appliances & Electronics Other Sealing Your Home Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Manufacturing Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Bioenergy Solar Program Info Funding Source Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS)/Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) State New York Program Type State Loan Program Rebate Amount Up to 100% of costs; loans from $3,000 - $25,000 (minimum loan of $1,500 for income qualified customers); loan limit is $13,000 for projects with a

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Reducing Energy Use in Existing Homes by 30%: Learning From Home Performance with ENERGY STAR  

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The improvement of existing homes in the United States can have a much greater impact on overall residential energy use than the construction of highly efficient new homes. There are over 130 million existing housing units in the U.S., while annually new construction represents less than two percent of the total supply (U.S. Census Bureau, 2013). Therefore, the existing housing stock presents a clear opportunity and responsibility for Building America (BA) to guide the remodeling and retrofit market toward higher performance existing homes. There are active programs designed to improve the energy performance of existing homes. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) is a market-rate program among them. BARA's research in this project verified that the New Jersey HPwES program is achieving savings in existing homes that meet or exceed BA's goal of 30%. Among the 17 HPwES projects with utility data included in this report, 15 have actual energy savings ranging from 24% to 46%. Further, two of the homes achieved that level of energy savings without the costly replacement of heating and cooling equipment, which indicates that less costly envelope packages could be offered to consumers unable to invest in more costly mechanical packages, potentially creating broader market impact.

Liaukus, C.

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Raising the Bar within the Weatherization and Home Performance Industry  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) was created in 1976 to assist low-income families who lacked resources to invest in energy efficiency. Through the services and education this program provides, participants experience an increase in health and comfort and a reduction in energy bills. Many times these savings have a huge impact on the household. This video not only shines a light of the existing success of the WAP, but it also takes a look at its recent evolution through the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project. This particular effort has brought a greater sense of unity to the industry, defining quality work, quality workers, and quality training.

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Community-Scale High-Performance with Solar: Pulte Homes, Tucson...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Community-Scale High-Performance with Solar: Pulte Homes, Tucson, AZ - Building America Top Innovation Community-Scale High-Performance with Solar: Pulte Homes, Tucson, AZ -...

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US Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program Homes Weatherized by State  

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Weatherization Assistance Program Homes Weatherized by State Total Homes Weatherized Homes Weatherized with ARRA Funds Total Homes Weatherized Homes Weatherized with ARRA Funds Total Homes Weatherized Homes Weatherized with ARRA Funds Alabama 244 103 472 374 1106 477 Alaska 72 0 99 0 708 0 Arizona 317 17 477 342 1470 359 Arkansas 453 172 453 453 1573 625 California 0 0 12 12 1980 12 Colorado 913 566 1413 803 4666 1369 Connecticut 232 0 253 23 968 23 DC 2 0 0 0 76 0 Delaware 83 0 519 519 689 519 Florida 446 14 715 298 1304 312 Georgia 331 141 534 491 1303 632 Hawaii 0 0 0 0 55 0 Idaho 628 75 756 476 2366 551 Illinois 1425 0 2329 331 6386 331 Indiana 532 37 1192 937 3020 974 Iowa 744 8 374 362 1668 370 Kansas 178 16 398 251 946 267 Kentucky 711 31 717 400 3072 431 Louisiana 0 0 385 104 1702 104 Maine 401 88 547 472 1651 560 Maryland 215 5 300 274 1020 279 Massachusetts 872 111 1357 1199 4045 1310 Michigan

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: The Performance...  

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: The Performance House: A Cold Climate Challenge Home, Old Greenwich, Connecticut...

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Austin's Home Performance with Energy Star Program: Making a Compelling  

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Austin's Home Performance with Energy Star Program: Making a Compelling Austin's Home Performance with Energy Star Program: Making a Compelling Offer to a Financial Institution Partner Title Austin's Home Performance with Energy Star Program: Making a Compelling Offer to a Financial Institution Partner Publication Type Policy Brief Authors Zimring, Mark Secondary Title Clean Energy Program Policy Brief Publisher LBNL Place Published Berkeley Year of Publication 2011 Pagination 4 Date Published 03/2011 Abstract Launched in 2006, over 8,700 residential energy upgrades have been completed through Austin Energy"s Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program.1 The program"s lending partner, Velocity Credit Union (VCU) has originated almost 1,800 loans, totaling approximately $12.5 million. Residential energy efficiency loans are typically small, and expensive to originate and service relative to larger financing products. National lenders have been hesitant to deliver attractive loan products to this small, but growing, residential market. In response, energy efficiency programs have found ways to partner with local and regional banks, credit unions, community development finance institutions (CDFIs) and co-ops to deliver energy efficiency financing to homeowners. VCU"s experience with the Austin Energy HPwES program highlights the potential benefits of energy efficiency programs to a lending partner.

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Evaluation of Model Results and Measured Performance of Net-Zero Energy Homes in Hawaii: Preprint  

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The Kaupuni community consists of 19 affordable net-zero energy homes that were built within the Waianae Valley of Oahu, Hawaii in 2011. The project was developed for the native Hawaiian community led by the Department of Hawaiian Homelands. This paper presents a comparison of the modeled and measured energy performance of the homes. Over the first year of occupancy, the community as a whole performed within 1% of the net-zero energy goals. The data show a range of performance from house to house with the majority of the homes consistently near or exceeding net-zero, while a few fall short of the predicted net-zero energy performance. The impact of building floor plan, weather, and cooling set point on this comparison is discussed. The project demonstrates the value of using building energy simulations as a tool to assist the project to achieve energy performance goals. Lessons learned from the energy performance monitoring has had immediate benefits in providing feedback to the homeowners, and will be used to influence future energy efficient designs in Hawaii and other tropical climates.

Norton, P.; Kiatreungwattana, K.; Kelly, K. J.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … HPXML: A Standardized Home Performance Data Sharing System  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

home performance program tracking home performance program tracking systems and energy upgrade analysis software. Many software platforms are available for recording the results of home energy audits for energy-efficiency upgrades and for analyzing home energy performance. Because states and utilities have adopted different tools for compiling and analyzing the data, home performance companies that participate in multiple utility programs or operate over multiple regions need proficiency in each of the reporting platforms used. The necessity of being fluent in multiple programs and of providing results in numerous platforms dramatically increases the home performance companies' information technology infrastructure and training costs. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has supported the

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Home Performance with Energy Star Program | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Rebate Program Rebate Program Rebate Amount Energy Savings From 10% - 19.99%: $2,000 and 0% loan up to $5,000 where utility loans are not available (single-family); $500/unit (multi-family) Energy Savings From 20% - 24.99%: $4,000 and 0% loan up to $10,000 where utility loans are not available (single-family); $1,000 per unit (multi-family) Energy Savings Greater than 25%: $5,000 and 0% interest loan up to $10,000 where utility loans are not available (single family); $1,500 per unit (multi-family) Provider c/o Honeywell The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJ BPU) offers a Home Performance with Energy Star Program for residents that want to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. The program is set up to provide incentives that lower the ultimate cost to consumers for the installation of energy

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Home Performance with Energy Star Program | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Loan Program Loan Program Rebate Amount Energy Savings From 10% - 19.99%: $2,000 and 0% loan up to $5,000 where utility loans are not available (single-family); $500/unit (multi-family) Energy Savings From 20% - 24.99%: $4,000 and 0% loan up to $10,000 where utility loans are not available (single-family); $1,000 per unit (multi-family) Energy Savings Greater than 25%: $5,000 and 0% interest loan up to $10,000 where utility loans are not available (single family); $1,500 per unit (multi-family) Provider c/o Honeywell The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJ BPU) offers a Home Performance with Energy Star Program for residents that want to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. The program is set up to provide incentives that lower the ultimate cost to consumers for the installation of energy

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Cleanup Project Cleanup Project Search Login Home News News Inside the ICP articles About Us About Us Our Mission Facility Factsheets History of the Site Safety Working with CWI/Property Sales Working with CWI Subcontracting & Small Business Academic Internship Program Property Sales Outreach Community Outreach Stakeholders Education and Research Transfer Program AR-IR Administration Contact Us Industry leader in safe performance CWI's worker-owned safety culture has been the cornerstone for delivering work at the Idaho Cleanup Project. Since contract inception in May 2005, the CWI team has reduced recordable injuries by more than 70 percent. Video Feature: Waste Management Treatment of sodium-contaminated waste using a distillation process (9:47) Terms Of Use Privacy Statement If you have a disability and need an

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Using Show Homes (and Sponsorships) to Persuade Commissioning Relevancy and Factory Crafted High Performance Modular Homes  

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products and the show home builders. At this past year's IBS show in February, Palm Harbor Homes build the GenX home that included an installed and operational 4.08kWp photovoltaic system with inverter and back up battery management system, a solar hot...

Thomas-Rees, S.; Chasar, D.; Beal, D.; Chandra, S.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Market Transformation in Connecticut- Integrating Home Performance Into Existing Trades  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Provides an overview of Connecticut's various home energy programs, the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, and contractor involvement.

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Affordable High Performance in Production Homes: Artistic Homes, Albuquerque, NM  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

help from Building America, Artistic help from Building America, Artistic Homes built affordable, high-performance homes in New Mexico and Colorado with HERS scores of 0 to 60. Many builders remain resistant to adopting high-performance innovations based on misconceptions about high cost and design challenges. Thus, Building America projects such as Artistic Homes have had an extraordinary impact, demonstrating the mainstream builder's business case for adopting proven innovations such as efficient thermal enclosures and ducts inside the conditioned space, even in entry-level homes. The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program has helped develop best practices for creating efficient thermal enclosures and locating HVAC ducts inside the conditioned space. These measures cost-effectively reduce heating and

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Sustainable Energy Utility - D.C. Home Performance (District of Columbia) |  

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D.C. Home Performance (District of D.C. Home Performance (District of Columbia) Sustainable Energy Utility - D.C. Home Performance (District of Columbia) < Back Eligibility Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Other Program Info Start Date 06/14/2012 State District of Columbia Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount $500 The District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility currently offers the D.C. Home Performance program (DCHP). DCHP provides a $500 incentive to properties which successfully complete qualifying home energy upgrades. This incentive is available to D.C. residents living in single-family homes, rowhomes (each unit is ground to sky) or converted (1 to 4 unit) apartments and rowhomes. Both owner-occupied homes and rental properties with the property owners' authorization are eligible to participate.

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HPXML: A Standardized Home Performance Data Sharing System- Building America Top Innovation  

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NRELs Standard for Home Performance-Related Data Transfer (known as HPXML) facilitates smooth communication between program tracking systems and energy upgrade analysis software.

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Nevada: Vegas Retrofits through Building America Enhance Home Performance  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The EERE report Retrofitting Vegas: Implementing Energy Efficiency in Two Las Vegas Test Home notes that during the housing crisis, more than 11% of the existing housing stock in Las Vegas is in foreclosure (more than 8,100 homes). There is strong potential for achieving significant energy savings through retrofit activities in this region.

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Performance Modeling of Routing Dependability in Home Networks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

detectors), energy management system (home appliances, heat, ventilation and air conditioning), the outdoor as promising technologies to revolutionize our lives. Specifically wireless sensors are considered fundamental devices (laptops, TVs, home theater, cameras, printers ...) as well as the body area network [2

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … HPXML: A Standardized Home Performance Data Sharing System  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

program tracking systems and program tracking systems and energy upgrade analysis software. Many software platforms are available for recording the results of home energy audits for energy-efficiency upgrades and for analyzing home energy performance. Because states and utilities have adopted different tools for compiling and analyzing the data, home performance companies that participate in multiple utility programs or operate over multiple regions need proficiency in each of the reporting platforms used. The necessity of being fluent in multiple programs and of providing results in numerous platforms dramatically increases the home performance companies' information technology infrastructure and training costs. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has supported the

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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR: Utility Bill Analysis on Homes Participating in Austin Energy's Program  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) is a jointly managed program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This program focuses on improving energy efficiency in existing homes via a whole-house approach to assessing and improving a home's energy performance, and helping to protect the environment. As a local sponsor for HPwES, Austin Energy's HPwES program offers a complete home energy assessment and a list of recommendations for efficiency improvements, along with cost estimates. The owner can choose to implement only one or the complete set of energy conservation measures. Austin Energy facilitates the process by providing economic incentives to the homeowner through its HPwES Loan program and its HPwES Rebate program. In 2005, the total number of participants in both programs was approximately 1,400. Both programs are only available for improvements made by a participating HPwES contractor. The individual household billing data - encompassing more than 7,000 households - provided by Austin Energy provides a rich data set to estimate the impacts of its HPwES program. The length of the billing histories is sufficient to develop PRISM-type models of electricity use based on several years of monthly bills before and after the installation of the conservation measures. Individual household savings were estimated from a restricted version of a PRISM-type regression model where the reference temperature to define cooling (or heating degree days) was estimated along with other parameters. Because the statistical quality of the regression models varies across individual households, three separate samples were used to measure the aggregate results. The samples were distinguished on the basis of the statistical significance of the estimated (normalized) cooling consumption. A normalized measure of cooling consumption was based on average temperatures observed over the most recent nine-year period ending in 2006. This study provided a statistically rigorous approach to incorporating the variability of expected savings across the households in the sample together with the uncertainty inherent in the regression models used to estimate those savings. While the impact of the regression errors was found to be relatively small in these particular samples, this approach may be useful in future studies using individual household billing data. The median percentage savings for the largest sample of 6,000 households in the analysis was 32%, while the mean savings was 28%. Because the number of households in the sample is very large, the standard error associated with the mean percentage savings are very small, less than 1%. A conservative statement of the average savings is that is falls in the range of 25% to 30% with a high level of certainty. This preliminary analysis provides robust estimates of average program savings, but offers no insight into how savings may vary by type of conservation measure or whether savings vary by the amount of cooling electricity used prior to undertaking the measure. Follow-up researchers may want to analyze the impacts of specific ECMs. Households that use electricity for heating might also be separately analyzed. In potential future work several methodological improvements could also be explored. As mentioned in Section 2, there was no formal attempt to clean the data set of outliers and other abnormal patterns of billing data prior to the statistical analysis. The restriction of a constant reference temperature might also be relaxed. This approach may provide evidence as to whether any 'take-back' efforts are present, whereby thermostat settings are lowered during the summer months after the measures are undertaken (reflected in lower reference temperatures in the post-ECM period). A more extended analysis may also justify the investment in and use of the PRISM software package, which may provide more diagnostic measures with respect to the reference temperature. PRISM also appears to contain some built-in capability to detect outliers and other an

Belzer, D.; Mosey, G.; Dagher, L.; Plympton, P.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Year, New Certification Opportunities for Home Energy Workers  

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As part of the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project, the Energy Department's Weatherization Assistance Program collaborated with the home performance industry to develop high-quality, nationally-recognized professional certification

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Promoting High-Performance Homes to Portland Real Estate Pros...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and Clean Energy Works (CEW)-are supporting Earth Advantage's Value It Green Home Tour. On September 9, 2014, more than 300 real estate...

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Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Tommy Williams Homes Initial Performance of Two Zero Energy Homes, Gainesville, Florida  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Tommy Williams Homes worked with PNNL, Florida HERO, Energy Smart Home Plans, and Florida Solar Energy Center to design and test two zero energy homes.

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The Home Energy Score: Measuring 'MPG' For Your Home | Department of Energy  

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The Home Energy Score: Measuring 'MPG' For Your Home The Home Energy Score: Measuring 'MPG' For Your Home The Home Energy Score: Measuring 'MPG' For Your Home November 16, 2010 - 8:52am Addthis Dr. Kathleen Hogan Dr. Kathleen Hogan Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Editor's Note: Cross-posted from the Energy Blog. You may know the miles per gallon your car gets, but have you ever wanted to know the miles per gallon your home gets? Vice President Biden and Secretary Chu recently launched the Home Energy Score program to help consumers save money by saving energy. The program is kicking off in ten pilot locations across the nation. The Home Energy Score is like a miles per gallon rating - but for your home. It summarizes a home's energy performance on a simple 10-point scale - with a 10 for the top performers, or those that keep the home

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The Home Energy Score: Measuring 'MPG' For Your Home | Department of Energy  

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The Home Energy Score: Measuring 'MPG' For Your Home The Home Energy Score: Measuring 'MPG' For Your Home The Home Energy Score: Measuring 'MPG' For Your Home November 16, 2010 - 8:52am Addthis Dr. Kathleen Hogan Dr. Kathleen Hogan Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Editor's Note: Cross-posted from the Energy Blog. You may know the miles per gallon your car gets, but have you ever wanted to know the miles per gallon your home gets? Vice President Biden and Secretary Chu recently launched the Home Energy Score program to help consumers save money by saving energy. The program is kicking off in ten pilot locations across the nation. The Home Energy Score is like a miles per gallon rating - but for your home. It summarizes a home's energy performance on a simple 10-point scale - with a 10 for the top performers, or those that keep the home

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Xcel Energy (Electric and Gas) - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Rebates  

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Xcel Energy (Electric and Gas) - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Xcel Energy (Electric and Gas) - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Rebates Xcel Energy (Electric and Gas) - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Rebates < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Cooling Appliances & Electronics Construction Design & Remodeling Sealing Your Home Ventilation Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate $1,200 Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount See Xcel's web site for current levels This program is available only to Minnesota residents who take both electric and natural gas service from Xcel Energy. Customers must undertake a low-cost energy audit ($60) before implementing energy-efficiency

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BetterBuildings: Home Performance with ENERGY STAR  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) resource for the Energy Data Management section of the Solution Center addressing the definition of evaluation, measurement, and verification.

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High Performance Without Increased Cost: Urbane Homes, Louisville, KY- Building America Top Innovation  

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This Building America Innovations profile describes work with Urbane Homes of Louisville, Kentucky, to build a high-performance home that cost $36 per ft2 (not counting the lot).Between 2005 and 2010, Building America research partners worked with 34 builders to construct nearly 3,000 HERS

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Measured Cooling Performance and Potential for Buried Duct Condensation in a 1991 Central Florida Retrofit Home  

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FSEC conducted energy performance monitoring of two existing residences in Central Florida that were undergoing various retrofits. These homes were occupied by FSEC researchers and were fully instrumented to provide detailed energy, temperature, and humidity measurements. The data provided feedback about the performance of two levels of retrofit in two types of homes in a hot-humid climate. This report covers a moderate-level retrofit and includes two years of pre-retrofit data to characterize the impact of improvements. The other home is a 'deep energy retrofit' (detailed in a separate report) that has performed at near zero energy with a photovoltaic (PV) system and extensive envelope improvements.

Chasar, D.; Withers, C.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration and Performance Monitoring of Foundation Heat Exchangers in Low Load, High Performance Research Homes  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Demonstration and Performance Monitoring of Foundation Heat Exchangers (FHX) in Low Load, High Performance Research Homes Piljae Im, Ph.D. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Building America Technical Update Meeting April 29 - 30, Denver, Colorado ACKNOWLEDGEMENT * This project was sponsored by the Building Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Managed by UT-Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy 2 PRESENTATION OVERVIEW * INTRODUCTION * FIELD TEST OF THE FOUNDATION HEAT EXCHANGER (FHX) CONCEPT * FOUNDATION HEAT EXCHANGER PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS * ADDITIONAL FINDINGS AND COST COMPARISON * SUMMARY Managed by UT-Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy

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What are the Best HVAC Solutions for Low-Load, High Performance Homes?"  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation was given at the Summer 2012 DOE Building America meeting on July 26, 2012, and addressed the question What are the best HVAC solutions for low-load, high performance homes?"

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Building America Research Teams: BSC and CARB20 Years of Advancing High Performance Homes  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In this article, we continue our series of profiles on the Building America research teamsmultidisciplinary industry partnerships who work to make high performance homes a reality for all Americans.

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The Home Energy Score: Measuring "MPG" For Your Home | Department of Energy  

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The Home Energy Score: Measuring "MPG" For Your Home The Home Energy Score: Measuring "MPG" For Your Home The Home Energy Score: Measuring "MPG" For Your Home November 9, 2010 - 2:27pm Addthis Acting Under Secretary Cathy Zoi talks about the new Home Energy Score pilot program. Dr. Kathleen Hogan Dr. Kathleen Hogan Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency You may know the miles per gallon your car gets, but have you ever wanted to know the miles per gallon your home gets? Today, Vice President Biden and Secretary Chu launched the Home Energy Score program to help consumers save money by saving energy. The program is kicking off in ten pilot locations across the nation. The Home Energy Score is like a miles per gallon rating - but for your home. It summarizes a home's energy performance on a simple 10-point

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The Home Energy Score: Measuring "MPG" For Your Home | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

The Home Energy Score: Measuring "MPG" For Your Home The Home Energy Score: Measuring "MPG" For Your Home The Home Energy Score: Measuring "MPG" For Your Home November 9, 2010 - 2:27pm Addthis Acting Under Secretary Cathy Zoi talks about the new Home Energy Score pilot program. Dr. Kathleen Hogan Dr. Kathleen Hogan Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency You may know the miles per gallon your car gets, but have you ever wanted to know the miles per gallon your home gets? Today, Vice President Biden and Secretary Chu launched the Home Energy Score program to help consumers save money by saving energy. The program is kicking off in ten pilot locations across the nation. The Home Energy Score is like a miles per gallon rating - but for your home. It summarizes a home's energy performance on a simple 10-point

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MORE THAN 700 EXPERTS GATHER TO EXPLORE WAYS TO EXPEDITE DEPLOYMENT OF MORE THAN 700 EXPERTS GATHER TO EXPLORE WAYS TO EXPEDITE DEPLOYMENT OF CARBON CAPTURE & SEQUESTRATION DOE Assistant Secretary Shope, Pitt Mayor, County Exec Address Experts from 23 Countries PITTSBURGH, Pa.-As more than 725 key decision-makers from the business, government and academic communities gathered here for the Sixth Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration from May 7-10, the overwhelming message was clear: industrial-scale storage can begin immediately with existing technology despite some of the regulatory and liability uncertainties associated with the technology. "Carbon capture and storage seems to be close to the takeoff stage and make no mistake now is the time to act-the time to act carefully and methodically to avoid

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Energy Services | About Energy Services Energy Services | About Energy Services Skip Navigation Links Energy Services About Energy Services Energy Services Bulletin IRP Publications Resources Borrow Equipment Tech help Contact Us About Western's Energy Services program Western's Energy Services Program helps our customers improve energy efficiency, explore alternative resource options, find new technologies and learn about programs and techniques at other utilities. Services include an equipment loan program, technical assistance, and a full menu of publications available both on-line and in printed version. We work closely with Western's Renewables Program to encourage customers to develop, purchase and use of renewable energy. What is Western's Energy Services? The Energy Services program helps Western customers improve energy efficiency, explore and use renewable energy options, find new technologies, and learn about programs and techniques to get the most from their resources. An Energy Services representative in each of Western's five regional offices is available to help customers explore energy and planning solutions that are right for their specific needs.

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Electrically-Assisted Turbocharger Development for Performance and Emissions  

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Turbocharger transient lag inherently imposes a tradeoff between a robust engine response to transient load shifts and exhaust emissions. By itself, a well matched turbocharger for an engine has limited flexibility in improving this transient response. Electrically-assisted turbocharging has been seen as an attractive option to improve response and lower transient emissions. This paper presents the results of a multi-year joint CRADA between DDC and ORNL. Virtual lab diesel simulation models characterized the performance improvement potential of an electrically assisted turbocharger technology. Operating requirements to reduce transient duration between load shift time by up to 50% were determined. A turbomachine has been conceptualized with an integrated motor-generator, providing transient burst boost plus energy recovery capability. Numerous electric motor designs were considered, and a prototype motor was developed, fabricated, and is undergoing tests. Power controls have been designed and fabricated.

Bailey, Milton

2000-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement-Based Evaluation of Installed Filtration System Performance in Single-Family Homes  

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This guide discusses important study design issues to consider when conducting an on-site evaluation of filtration system performance. The two most important dichotomies to consider in developing a study protocol are (1) whether systems are being evaluated in occupied or unoccupied homes and (2) whether different systems are being compared in the same homes or if the comparison is between systems installed in different homes. This document provides perspective and recommendations about a suite of implementation issues including the choice of particle measurement devices, selection of sampling locations, ways to control and/or monitor factors and processes that can impact particle concentrations, and data analysis approaches.

Chan, Wanyu Rengie; Singer, Brett C.

2014-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part I. Existing Homes  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The webinar will focus on specific Building America projects that have studied technical solutions to retrofit building enclosures to improve energy and durability performance. Presenters will...

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Northwest Energy Efficient Manufactured Housing Program: High Performance Manufactured Home Prototyping and Construction Development  

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The Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), and Northwest Energy Works (NEW), the current Northwest Energy Efficient Manufactured Housing Program (NEEM) administrator, have been collaborating to conduct research on new specifications that would improve on the energy requirements of a NEEM home. In its role as administrator, NEW administers the technical specs, performs research and engineering analysis, implements ongoing construction quality management procedures, and maintains a central database with home tracking. This project prototyped and assessed the performances of cost-effective high performance building assemblies and mechanical systems that are not commonly deployed in the manufacturing setting. The package of measures is able to reduce energy used for space conditioning, water heating and lighting by 50 percent over typical manufactured homes produced in the northwest.

Hewes, T.; Peeks, B.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strategy Guideline: Advanced Construction Documentation Recommendations for High Performance Homes  

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As whole house energy efficiency increases, new houses become less like conventional houses that were built in the past. New materials and new systems require greater coordination and communication between industry stakeholders. The Guideline for Construction Documents for High Performance Housing provides advice to address this need. The reader will be presented with four changes that are recommended to achieve improvements in energy efficiency, durability and health in Building America houses: create coordination drawings, improve specifications, improve detail drawings, and review drawings and prepare a Quality Control Plan.

Lukachko, A.; Gates, C.; Straube, J.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … High-Performance Home Cost Performance Trade-Offs Production Builders  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

projects with production builders have demonstrated projects with production builders have demonstrated that high-performance homes experience significant cost trade-offs that offset other cost increases. This proved transformational, gaining builder traction with related market-based programs like ENERGY STAR for Homes and DOE Challenge Home. "Break points" or cost trade-offs that are identified during the engineering analysis of the residential construction process can yield two types of business savings: 1) reductions in costs of warranty and call-back service; and 2) offsets or "credits" attributed to reductions in other construction costs. The tables below show examples of cost and savings trade-offs experienced by Building America projects in hot-dry and cold climates. Energy-Efficiency

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Performance of solar assisted heatpump systems in residential applications  

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In this experimental study, several solar-assisted heating and cooling configurations have beenconsidered for a basic system comprised of a two-speed heat pump, photovoltaic (PV) arrays, solar thermal collectors, and thermal storage. The objective of the study was to determine the performance of the PV arrays at decreased insolation, the effects of air preheat by solar thermal energy on heat pump operation, and cooling system performance under two different configurations. During the entire operation, the PV arrays converted 4.7 per cent (9.5 MWh) of the incident solar insolation to d.c. power, of which 54.6 per cent was used by the residence. This contributed 23.4 per cent of the total house electrical demand. The remaining 45.4 per cent of the output was fed to the utility, indicating the arrays and the heat pump were not properly sized with each other. Based on results from the winter heating operation, it is shown that for the particular heating system consdered, the best performance is attained when the solar heating is used alone. By using the heat pump as a booster, the remaining available solar energy left in the storage tank can be used with good seasonal performance factor. Summer cooling operation consisted of two sequential cooling configurations. In the first cooling test, the heat pump was operated to either the house or storage when the PV array generation level was greater than the energy demand of the heat pump and associated equipment. When the array output level was less than the cooling system demand, the operating strategy was that of an off-peak cooling operation to chill the water storage. Utilization of chilled water storage was not realized in the first cooling test because of the inherent inefficient design of the Tri-X coil. The capacity at low-speed heat pump operation was too small to effect significant cooling of the water loop; whereas high-speed heat pump operation in attempting to chill water (fan operation absent) caused frosting of the coil. The heat pump was utilized only to maintain chilled water storage in the second cooling test, without heat transfer through the Tri-X coil. Cooling system performance obtained in cooling test 2 using the Ametex exchanger was considerably improved over the test 2 performance with the Tri-X coil.

S. Kugle; S. Green; A. Haji-Sheikh; D.Y.S. Lou

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology Assistance Program | Partnerships | ORNL  

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Technology Assistance Program Technology Assistance Program Licensing Staff Search For Technologies Available Technologies Licensing Opportunity Announcements Partnerships Home | Connect with ORNL | For Industry | Partnerships | Technology Licensing | Technology Assistance Program SHARE Technology Assistance Program Electronics Research Assistance is available for small business licensees of ORNL technologies to leverage ORNL's expertise and capabilities to accelerate the commercialization of licensed technologies. The Technology Assistance Program (TAP) provides funds for ORNL science & technology staff members to consult with licensees, performing work on the company's behalf that may include such activities as the following. Production of sample materials for evaluation

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Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Ravenwood Homes and Energy Smart Home Plans, Inc., Cape Coral, Florida  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Ravenwood Homes achieved a HERS score of 15 on its high- Ravenwood Homes achieved a HERS score of 15 on its high- performance home with design assistance from a Building America research team including Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Energy Smart Home Plans, LLC, and Florida HERO. The home which is located in southwestern Florida, was completed in 2011 and includes a 6 KW rooftop photovoltaic system; without the PV, the home achieves a HERS rating of 65. Ceilings that provide a continuous air barrier can be a key energy-saving feature of a home. In this home the builder installed the ceiling drywall as one continuous layer then installed duct chases in dropped ceilings beneath this drywall so that ducts were installed in conditioned space with an unbroken air barrier above. Interior walls were also attached to

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Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 13 - Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Perserving Historic Homes  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Preserving Historic Homes BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES VOLUME 13. PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Kaufman Heritage Conservation February 28, 2011 R February 28, 2011 * PNNL-20185 BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Preserving Historic Homes PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Michelle Britt, Michael C. Baechler, Theresa Gilbride, Marye Hefty, Erin Makela, and Elaine Schneider and Kaufman Heritage Conservation Ned Kaufman, Ph.D. February 28, 2011 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC05-76RLO 1830 PNNL-20185 This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the

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Analysis of Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR(R) Measure Packages  

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Through the Chicagoland Single Family Housing Characterization and Retrofit Prioritization report, the Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit characterized 15 housing types in the Chicagoland region based on assessor data, utility billing history, and available data from prior energy efficiency programs. Within these 15 groups, a subset showed the greatest opportunity for energy savings based on BEopt Version 1.1 modeling of potential energy efficiency package options and the percent of the housing stock represented by each group. In this project, collected field data from a whole-home program in Illinois are utilized to compare marketplace-installed measures to the energy saving optimal packages previously developed for the 15 housing types. Housing type, conditions, energy efficiency measures installed, and retrofit cost information were collected from 19 homes that participated in the Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program in 2012, representing eight of the characterized housing groups. Two were selected for further case study analysis to provide an illustration of the differences between optimal and actually installed measures. Taken together, these homes are representative of 34.8% of the Chicagoland residential building stock. In one instance, actual installed measures closely matched optimal recommended measures.

Baker, J.; Yee, S.; Brand, L.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Savings Performance Contract Project Assistance for Agencies  

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Enhanced ability to plan and budget energy operations & maintenance accounts, and Enhanced ability to plan and budget energy operations & maintenance accounts, and * Reduced vulnerability to volatile energy prices, weather conditions, and equipment failure. FEMP ESPC Project Assistance for Agencies The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides agencies with assistance at each stage of the ESPC process. FEMP staff coordinates with technical experts to pro- vide ESPC assistance, project facilitation and development, and life of contract support. ESPC Training and Outreach FEMP assistance begins with its training and outreach programs. FEMP requests that Federal agency staff take its free Comprehensive ESPC Workshop, which teaches par- ticipants how to navigate the ESPC process with confidence and develop a high-value

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Energy Savings Performance Contract Project Assistance for Agencies  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Enhanced ability to plan and budget energy operations & maintenance accounts, and Enhanced ability to plan and budget energy operations & maintenance accounts, and * Reduced vulnerability to volatile energy prices, weather conditions, and equipment failure. FEMP ESPC Project Assistance for Agencies The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides agencies with assistance at each stage of the ESPC process. FEMP staff coordinates with technical experts to pro- vide ESPC assistance, project facilitation and development, and life of contract support. ESPC Training and Outreach FEMP assistance begins with its training and outreach programs. FEMP requests that Federal agency staff take its free Comprehensive ESPC Workshop, which teaches par- ticipants how to navigate the ESPC process with confidence and develop a high-value

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Solar Home Systems Performance in Rural Area in Aceh Case Study: Deah Mamplam Village, Aceh Besar  

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Abstract Evaluations of implemented Solar Home Systems (SHSs) almost never been carried out in Aceh. Most of SHS projects have been claimed to be failed despite there are no data explaining the failure. A study was performed to identify condition and performance of \\{SHSspost\\} installation in Deah Mamplam village, Aceh. After 6 years installation almost three-fourths of the systems are in good physical and operational condition although most are in temporary inoperative. The research demonstrated that the absence of program dissemination and user training prior to delivery and installation has contributed to the low awareness and knowledge of the system.

Hilda Mufiaty

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Issues #8: Better Technology Doesn't Always Win How Can We Ensure that Doesn't Happen to High Performance Homes?  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

What market delivery solutions are most effective in communicating and validating the value of high performance home innovations?

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Indoor Air Quality in 24 California Residences Designed as High Performance Green Homes  

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quality in southeastern U.S. homes. Paper presented at thehighly energy efficient homesA review No. NF18. Amersham,of energy-efficiency in homes. Environment International, 8(

Less, Brennan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement-Based Evaluation of Installed Filtration System Performance in Single-Family Homes  

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factors in single-family homes in the U.S." Building andbenefits from filtration in homes and commercial buildings (are being installed in U.S. homes. However, particle removal

Chan, Wanyu Rengie

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indoor Air Quality in 24 California Residences Designed as High Performance Green Homes  

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Council Weatherization Assistance Program World Healthsuch as the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) areas has the Weatherization Assistance Program (U.S. DOE,

Less, Brennan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Challenge Home  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

DOE Challenge Home DOE Challenge Home Sam Rashkin Building Technologies Office samuel.rashkin@ee.doe.gov/202-2897-1994 April 3, 2013 DOE Challenge Home: Leveraging Our Nation's Investment in High-Performance Home Innovations 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: The U.S. Housing industry is extremely slow to adopt proven innovations from DOE's Building America program that provide compelling benefits to

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Permanent magnet assisted synchronous reluctance motor, design and performance improvement  

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with the design optimization of the Permanent Magnet Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Motor (PMa-SynRM). Various key points in the rotor design of a low cost PMa-SynRM are introduced and their effects are studied. Finite element approach has been utilized to show...

Niazi, Peyman

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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The Performance House: A Cold Climate Challenge Home, Old Greenwich, Connecticut (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Efficient Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

The Performance House: The Performance House: A Cold Climate Challenge Home Old Greenwich, Connecticut PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Performance House Location: Old Greenwich, CT Partners: Preferred Builders Inc. www.preferredbuilders.biz Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings www.carb-swa.com Size: 2,700 ft 2 plus basement Year Completed: 2012 Climate Zone: Cold PERFORMANCE DATA Source Energy Savings: 30.9% HERS Index: 43 (20 with PV) Projected Annual Utility Costs: $2,508; $795 with PV Incremental Cost of Energy Efficiency Measures: $47,337 (excluding PV) Savings-to-Investment Ratio (over 15 years): * Solution Package (SP) = 0.29 * SP with Incentives = 0.34 * SP with Solar = 0.52 * SP with Solar & Incentives = 0.82 By working with builder partners on test homes, researchers from the U.S.

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Design of a High Performance Ferrite Magnet-Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Motor for an  

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Design of a High Performance Ferrite Magnet- Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Motor for an Electric) ferrite-based permanent magnet-assisted synchronous reluctance motor has been designed for an electric. Today, most electric vehicles use permanent magnet synchronous motors that contain rare-earth permanent

Paderborn, Universität

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … High Performance Without Increased Cost: Urbane Homes, Louiseville KY  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Urbane's first Urbane's first home, built for $36 per ft 2 in 2008, incorporated both energy efficiency and strategies to reduce building costs. The home won two EnergyValue Housing Awards, and homebuyers began seeking out the builder for energy-efficient, high-quality homes. Building America field projects that demonstrated minimal or cost-neutral impacts for high-performance homes have significantly influenced the housing industry to apply advanced technologies and best practices. In 2006, the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program set a goal of proving that cost-neutral energy savings of 40% over code were possible at a production scale for new home builders in every U.S. climate zone. Between 2005 and 2010, Building America research partners worked with 34 builders to

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Performance analysis of wick-assisted heat pipe solar collector and comparison with experimental results  

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The performance of heat pipe solar collector is investigated theoretically and experimentally. The system employs wick-assisted heat pipe for the heat transfer from ... pipe temperature and also the thermal effic...

E. Azad

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Homes Weatherized by State March 2010 | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

March 2010 Homes Weatherized by State March 2010 Weatherization Assistance Program Homes Weatherized By State through 03312010 HomesWeatherizedbyStateQ12010.pdf More...

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Indoor Air Quality in 24 California Residences Designed as High Performance Green Homes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy Group Consol Net Zero Energy Certified The ThousandEnergy Institute, 2012) Net-Zero Energy Certified (Zero Netare: Passive House Net-zero energy home Green certified home

Less, Brennan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Expert Meeting: Recommended Approaches to Humidity Control in High Performance Homes  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Meeting: Meeting: Recommended Approaches to Humidity Control in High Performance Homes Armin Rudd Building Science Corporation (BSC) July 2013 NOTICE 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, subcontractors, or affiliated partners 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 rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement,

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Optimization of Ventilation Energy Demands and Indoor Air Quality in High-Performance Homes  

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High-performance homes require that ventilation energy demands and indoor air quality (IAQ) be simultaneously optimized. We attempted to bridge these two areas by conducting tests in a research house located in Oak Ridge, TN, that was 20 months old, energy-efficient (i.e., expected to consume 50% less energy than a house built per the 2006 IRC), tightly-built (i.e., natural ventilation rate ~0.02 h-1), unoccupied, and unfurnished. We identified air pollutants of concern in the test home that could generally serve as indicators of IAQ, and conduced field experiments and computer simulations to determine the effectiveness and energy required by various techniques that lessened the concentration of these contaminants. Formaldehyde was selected as the main pollutant of concern among the contaminants that were sampled in the initial survey because it was the only compound that showed concentrations that were greater than the recommended exposure levels. Field data indicate that concentrations were higher during the summer primarily because emissions from sources rise with increases in temperature. Furthermore, supply ventilation and gas-phase filtration were effective means to reduce formaldehyde concentrations; however, exhaust ventilation had minimal influence on this pollutant. Results from simulations suggest that formaldehyde concentrations obtained while ventilating per ASHRAE 62.2-2010 could be decreased by about 20% from May through September through three strategies: 1) increasing ASHRAE supply ventilation by a factor of two, 2) reducing the thermostat setpoint from 76 to 74 F, or 3) running a gas-phase filtration system while decreasing supply ventilation per ASHRAE by half. In the mixed-humid climate of Oak Ridge, these strategies caused increases in electricity cost of ~$5 to ~$15/month depending on outdoor conditions.

Hun, Diana E [ORNL; Jackson, Mark C [University of Texas at Austin; Shrestha, Som S [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Service quality in nursing homes. A construct, measurement and performance model to increase client focus.  

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??This thesis is concerned with the quality of care for the elderly in nursing homes, responding to a critical social and demographic imperative. The aim (more)

Lapr, Frederik Albert Ludwig

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indoor Air Quality in 24 California Residences Designed as High Performance Green Homes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

as HERS raters, energy auditors and the like. Airtightnessstandards for home energy auditors (Building Performanceby your contractor, energy auditor, or HVAC technician as

Less, Brennan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indoor Air Quality in 24 California Residences Designed as High Performance Green Homes  

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M. (2009). Indoor air quality in highly energy efficientClayton, R. (2001). Indoor air quality: Residential cookingon acceptable indoor air quality in homes. HVAC&R Research,

Less, Brennan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reaching for Peak Performance in Existing Homes -- A Cold Climate Study With Synergy Construction  

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Two test homes located in Millbury and Somerville, MA are examined with the goal of providing case studies that could be applied to other similar New England homes. The retrofit process for the enclosure and mechanical systems are examined in detail and the decision-making process is discussed.

Gates, C.; Osser, R.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Community-Scale High-Performance with Solar: Pulte Homes, Tucson, AZ- Building America Top Innovation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This Building America Innovations profile describes Pulte Homes of Tucsons work with Building America to apply a suite of energy-efficiency measures integrated with passive solar design and solar water heating that reduced energy use more than 50% for a community of more than 1,000 homes.

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Community Scale High-Performance with Solar: Pulte Homes, Tucson, AZ  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Pulte Homes' Civano project in Tucson, Pulte Homes' Civano project in Tucson, Arizona, is one of the few communities in the United States to integrate passive and active solar with a comprehensive building science strategy. Many builders remain resistant to adopting high-performance innovations based on misconceptions about high cost and design challenges. Thus, Building America projects such as Pulte Homes' Civano project in Tucson, Arizona, have an extraordinary impact, demonstrating the business case for adopting proven energy-efficiency measures along with solar energy systems for an entire community. Building America has shown in numerous field demonstrations that critical economies of scale and maximum energy benefits can be realized when production builders select energy-efficiency

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Performance Verification of Production-Scalable Energy-Efficient Solutions: Winchester/Camberley Homes Mixed-Humid Climate  

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Winchester/Camberley Homes with the Building America program and its NAHB Research Center Industry Partnership collaborated to develop a new set of high performance home designs that could be applicable on a production scale. The new home designs are to be constructed in the mixed humid climate zone four and could eventually apply to all of the builder's home designs to meet or exceed future energy codes or performance-based programs. However, the builder recognized that the combination of new wall framing designs and materials, higher levels of insulation in the wall cavity, and more detailed air sealing to achieve lower infiltration rates changes the moisture characteristics of the wall system. In order to ensure long term durability and repeatable successful implementation with few call-backs, this report demonstrates through measured data that the wall system functions as a dynamic system, responding to changing interior and outdoor environmental conditions within recognized limits of the materials that make up the wall system. A similar investigation was made with respect to the complete redesign of the heating, cooling, air distribution, and ventilation systems intended to optimize the equipment size and configuration to significantly improve efficiency while maintaining indoor comfort. Recognizing the need to demonstrate the benefits of these efficiency features, the builder offered a new house model to serve as a test case to develop framing designs, evaluate material selections and installation requirements, changes to work scopes and contractor learning curves, as well as to compare theoretical performance characteristics with measured results.

Mallay, D.; Wiehagen, J.

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Continuum Magazine Home Page  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

6 Print Version Share this resource Continuum Magazine Dan Says NREL Provides a Foundation for Home Energy Performance NREL Provides a Foundation for Home Energy Performance...

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Assistance  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Department of Energy (DOE) assurance systems are designed to meet the needs and unique risks of each DOE site or activity, include methods to perform rigorous self-assessments, conduct feedback...

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ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Maintenance Guide and Tips to Ensure Top Performance  

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WHAT TO DO AFTER MOVING IN WHAT TO DO AFTER MOVING IN LIGHTING AND LIGHT BULBS Use ENERGY STAR certified light bulbs, such as Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFL) or Light Emitting Diodes (LED) to provide bright, warm light while using 75% less energy, and lasting up to 10 times longer than traditional incan- descent bulbs. This means more money in your pocket. Homes that use incandescent bulbs waste $400 a year on utility bills when compared to homes that install ENERGY STAR lighting throughout. OUTLETS AND ELECTRONICS Did you know that in the average U.S. home, 25 percent of electricity used by home electronics occurs while the products are off? In the United States alone, "vampire power" costs con- sumers more than $3 billion a year. Reduce unnecessary costs on your utility bill by unplugging electronics such as cell phone

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Measurement-Based Evaluation of Installed Filtration System Performance in Single-Family Homes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Systems LBNL-XXXX 8. Literature Cited AHAM (2006).ANSI/AHAM Standard AC-1-2006 Method for Measuring theHome Appliance Manufactures (AHAM), using Clean Air Delivery

Chan, Wanyu Rengie

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indoor Air Quality in 24 California Residences Designed as High Performance Green Homes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1989). Residential indoor air quality and energy efficiency.book Residential Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency by2009). Indoor air quality in highly energy efficient homesA

Less, Brennan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indoor Air Quality in 24 California Residences Designed as High Performance Green Homes  

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Cook top ventilation in passive House/LEED home. (2010).Berkeley National Lab. Passive House Institute U.S. (2011).What is a passive house? Retrieved 11/23, 2012, from http://

Less, Brennan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assistive Human-Machine Interfaces for Smart Homes Armando Roy Delgado, Alexia Robinet, John McGinn, Vic Grout and Rich Picking  

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-for-all, Accessibility, Smart homes, Home automation systems, Multi-agent systems, White goods, Embedded systems 1. Introduction: Design aspects of smart homes for an ageing population As a generic concept, home automation this (England, 2005). Outstanding Home Automation projects are already in evidence, often giving special

Grout, Vic

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Measure Guideline: Selecting Ventilation Systems for Existing Homes  

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This document addresses adding -or improving - mechanical ventilation systems to existing homes. The purpose of ventilation is to remove contaminants from homes, and this report discusses where, when, and how much ventilation is appropriate in a home, including some discussion of relevant codes and standards. Advantages, disadvantages, and approximate costs of various system types are presented along with general guidelines for implementing the systems in homes. CARB intends for this document to be useful to decision makers and contractors implementing ventilation systems in homes. Choosing the "best" system is not always straightforward; selecting a system involves balancing performance, efficiency, cost, required maintenance, and several other factors. It is the intent of this document to assist contractors in making more informed decisions when selecting systems. Ventilation is an integral part of a high-performance home. With more air-sealed envelopes, a mechanical means of removing contaminants is critical for indoor environmental quality and building durability.

Aldrich, R.

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems; Volume 6 Building America Best Practices Series  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

by by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Oak Ridge National Laboratory June 4, 2007 June 2007 * NREL/TP-550-41085 PNNL-16362 High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems Building America Best Practices Series Volume 6 High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems Building America Best Practices Series Prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a DOE national laboratory Michael C. Baechler Theresa Gilbride, Kathi Ruiz, Heidi Steward and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a DOE national laboratory Pat M. Love June 4, 2007 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 Battelle Memorial Institute, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty,

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Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Heritage Buildings, Inc., and Energy Smart Home Plans, Leland, North Carolina  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

partners Pacific partners Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Energy Smart Home Plans, and Florida H.E.R.O. worked with North Carolina-based builder Heritage Buildings, Inc., to make the conversion to high-performance building in the hot-humid region of the Atlantic seaboard. Searching for new marketing opportunities, Heritage purchased a home plan from Energy Smart Home Plans and built a home achieving 56 on the HERS Index with only minor additional costs, despite having little on-site technical assistance. The result was so successful that Heritage now offers high-performance upgrades to its clients on a regular basis, for $5,000 per home. These additional energy efficiency measures will also result in significant savings on energy costs. The Heritage home is projected to save $843 annually in energy

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Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Tommy Williams Homes Initial Performance of Two Zero Energy Homes, Gainesville, Florida Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Tommy Williams Homes Initial...

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Office of Security Assistance  

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Security Security Home Sub Offices › Security Policy › Security Assistance › Departmental Personnel Security Mission & Functions › Security Policy › Security Assistance › Departmental Personnel Security Human Reliability Program (HRP) Guidance Documents Security Technology Information Archive (STIA) Related Links › DOE › DOE CIO › NNSA › DOE CFO › NTC › S&S PIR Contact Us HSS Logo Director's Perspective Welcome to the Office of Security Assistance Samuel N. Callahan, Director Mission and Functions The Office of Health, Safety, and Security (HSS) created the Office of Security Assistance Program to provide timely technical assistance and system support to field and Headquarters elements to enhance site security programs, upon request. The program is comprised of technologists and subject matter experts from all security disciplines including Program Management, Protection Program Operations, Information Security, Materials Control and Accountability, and Personnel Security. HSS is committed to building a security assistance program to serve the interests of the Department based upon the needs of our customers - with emphasis on customer-focus and meeting multi-disciplinary security needs. In Fiscal Year 2007, HSS performed extensive assistance activities at the request of DOE/NNSA program offices and field sites. The activities ranged from special and routine site survey assistance, physical and technical security inspections in support of the Office of Intelligence, Vulnerability Assessment and Design Basis Threat (DBT) implementation assistance, third-party, adversary support, and DBT implementation and planning validation activities associated with the Site Assistance Visits and Technology Assistance Visits. The security assistance provided to our customers included technical expertise tailored to augment site capabilities in critical fields.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: The Performance House: A Cold Climate Challenge Home, Old Greenwich, Connecticut (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The first Challenge Home built in New England features cool-roof shingles, HERS 2042, and walls densely packed with blown fiberglass.

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Indoor Air Quality in 24 California Residences Designed as High Performance Green Homes  

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Sustainability Classification .. 62 MS Thesis, Dept. of Architecture,Sustainability Classifications of Project Homes MS Thesis, Dept. of Architecture,Architecture, UC Berkeley 2012 http://escholarship.org/uc/item/25x5j8w6 Figure 24 Formaldehyde Concentrations by Energy/Sustainability

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Energy Department Updates Home Energy Scoring Tool for Advancing Residential Energy Performance  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

As part of the Energy Department's commitment to helping families across the U.S. save money by saving energy, the Department announced today its first major software update to the Home Energy Scoring Tool, developed by the Department's Building Technologies Office and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

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Application for Student Travel Assistance Grant The 19th ACM International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing, 2010  

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Application for Student Travel Assistance Grant The 19th ACM International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing, 2010 Chicago, Illinois June 2025, 2010 A limited number of travel assistance grants are available from various sponsors of HPDC. Priority will be given

Bustamante, Fabián E.

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Energy Efficient Homes in New Orleans, Louisiana | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Efficient Homes in New Orleans, Louisiana Efficient Homes in New Orleans, Louisiana Energy Efficient Homes in New Orleans, Louisiana As part of the rebuilding effort in New Orleans, Louisiana, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) partnered with two of the largest builders in the area-Green Coast Enterprises and Habitat for Humanity-to encourage home builders to meet efficiency goals in the city's largely low-income residential areas. Technical assistance activities included developing cost-neutral energy-efficient design recommendations for these homes, which Green Coast Enterprises and Habitat for Humanity used to build high-performance, affordable homes in New Orleans' hot-humid climate. Green Coast Enterprises DOE/NREL worked with Building Science Corporation to provide technical

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Dynamic Performance Study on the Solar Collector/Evaporator of Direct Expansion Solar Assisted Heat Pump Systems  

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A dynamic simulation model is developed for predicting performance of the solar collector/evaporator of direct expansion solar assisted heat pump systems. In this model, ... meteorological and configuration param...

Li Hong; Yang Hongxing

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weatherization Assistance Program | Department of Energy  

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About the Office Weatherization Assistance Program Where to Apply for Assistance What is Weatherization Goals & Metrics Pilot Projects Success Stories Guidelines for Home Energy...

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About the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Project |...  

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About the Office Weatherization Assistance Program Where to Apply for Assistance What is Weatherization Goals & Metrics Pilot Projects Success Stories Guidelines for Home Energy...

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Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Energy Efficiency » Homes » Home Weatherization » Home Energy Energy Efficiency » Homes » Home Weatherization » Home Energy Audits Home Energy Audits November 26, 2013 Professional Home Energy Audits A home energy audit is the first step to assessing how much energy your home consumes and to deciding what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient. October 28, 2013 William Stewart, with Veterans Green Jobs, blows cellulose insulation in the interior walls of a Lakewood, Colorado, home. This home is part of the Energy Department's Weatherization Assistance Program that supports energy efficiency upgrades to low-income homes in Denver. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL. Weatherization Saves Families Energy and Money In honor of National Weatherization Day, we're highlighting how energy

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Evaluation of Missed Energy Saving Opportunity Based on Illinois Home Performance Program Field Data: Homeowner Selected Upgrades vs. Cost-Optimized Solutions, Chicago, Illinois  

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This case study presents information about a Building America study conducted by the Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit team comparing measure packages installed during 800 Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR residential retrofits to those recommended as cost-optimal by Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) modeling software.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Winchester Homes and Camberley Homes  

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In this project, Winchester/Camberley Homes worked with Partnership for Home Innovation team to develop and test a new set of high performance homes designs and techniques that could be applied on a production scale, including advanced framing and materials and innovative work scopes. The test home compared theoretical performance characteristics with measured results.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Meeting DOE Challenge Homes Program Certification  

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Three production home buildersK. Hovnanian Homes, David Weekley Homes, and Transformations, Inc.partnered with Building America team Building Science Corporation to evaluate the certification of five test homes to the new DOE Challenge Home program performance standard (now DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program). The builders identified key benefits and barriers that impacted the certification of the test homes, and the likelihood of whether DOE Challenge Home certification would be pursued in future homes.

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … High-Performance with Solar Electric Reduced Peak Demand: Premier Homes Rancho Cordoba, CA  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

95 homes in Premier Gardens are 95 homes in Premier Gardens are equipped with photovoltaic panels that take advantage of solar energy to offset peak power loads during the hottest part of the day. As the housing market continues to evolve toward zero net-energy ready homes, Building America research has provided essential guidance for integrating renewable energy systems with high-performance homes and showing how they align with utility peak-demand reduction interests. Solar photovoltaic technology is an attractive option for utilities because they can reduce reliance on fossil-fuel energy. More significantly, it reduces peak demand because systems produce the most power on sunny summer afternoons coincident with the highest demand for air conditioning. Photovoltaic systems have been a part of several research projects conducted by

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Performance analysis of solar-assisted chemical heat-pump dryer  

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A solar-assisted chemical heat-pump dryer has been designed, fabricated and tested. The performance of the system has been studied under the meteorological conditions of Malaysia. The system consists of four main components: solar collector (evacuated tubes type), storage tank, solid-gas chemical heat pump unit and dryer chamber. A solid-gas chemical heat pump unit consists of reactor, condenser and evaporator. The reaction used in this study (CaCl2-NH{sub 3}). A simulation has been developed, and the predicted results are compared with those obtained from experiments. The maximum efficiency for evacuated tubes solar collector of 80% has been predicted against the maximum experiment of 74%. The maximum values of solar fraction from the simulation and experiment are 0.795 and 0.713, respectively, whereas the coefficient of performance of chemical heat pump (COP{sup h}) maximum values 2.2 and 2 are obtained from simulation and experiments, respectively. The results show that any reduction of energy at condenser as a result of the decrease in solar radiation will decrease the coefficient of performance of chemical heat pump as well as decrease the efficiency of drying. (author)

Fadhel, M.I. [Solar Energy Research Institute, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia); Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Multimedia University, Jalan Ayer Keroh Lama, 75450, Melaka (Malaysia); Sopian, K.; Daud, W.R.W. [Solar Energy Research Institute, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Energy Score API User: Spirit Foundation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Spirit Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization and Home Energy Score Partner, assists veterans and wounded heroes in sustainable careers. The Spirit Foundation offers Assessor training,...

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Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Certifications | Department...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

skills, and technical proficiency in the four most common job classifications in the DOE Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and home energy upgrade industry: energy...

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes: Case Study: Build San Antonio Green, San Antonio, Texas  

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provided technical assistance to Build provided technical assistance to Build San Antonio Green (BSAG, www.buildsagreen.org) for three of their deep energy and green retrofits. BSAG is a well established non-profit organization in the community that has certified more than 710 new homes as well as 15 retrofits through its Green Retrofit Program to date. Technical assistance provided by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) team included retrofitting strategy assessments, performance testing, quality assurance, and metering. The PNNL team included Calcs-Plus, which led the field work, and the Florida Solar Energy Center, which led the metering effort. This San Antonio home is one of three deep energy renovations of occupied affordable homes certified in 2011. The homes were selected through the City of San Antonio's Owner-Occupied Housing

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Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 7.1 - High-Performance Home Technologies: Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

HOT-HUMID HOT-HUMID MIXED-HUMID COLD / VERY COLD HOT-DRY / MIXED-DRY MARINE PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Oak Ridge National Laboratory August 2010 August 2010 * PNNL-17211 CLIMATE REGIONS VOLUME 7.1 R HIGH-PERFORMANCE HOME TECHNOLOGIES Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES VOLUME 7.1 High-Performance Home Technologies: Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Michael C. Baechler Jennifer Williamson, Theresa Gilbride, Pam Cole, and Marye Hefty

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Building America Case Study: Selecting Ventilation Systems for Existing Homes (Fact Sheet)  

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This document addresses adding -or improving - mechanical ventilation systems to existing homes. The purpose of ventilation is to remove contaminants from homes, and this report discusses where, when, and how much ventilation is appropriate in a home, including some discussion of relevant codes and standards. Advantages, disadvantages, and approximate costs of various system types are presented along with general guidelines for implementing the systems in homes. CARB intends for this document to be useful to decision makers and contractors implementing ventilation systems in homes. Choosing the "best" system is not always straightforward; selecting a system involves balancing performance, efficiency, cost, required maintenance, and several other factors. It is the intent of this document to assist contractors in making more informed decisions when selecting systems. Ventilation is an integral part of a high-performance home. With more air-sealed envelopes, a mechanical means of removing contaminants is critical for indoor environmental quality and building durability.

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2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal performance analysis of a direct-expansion solar-assisted heat pump water heater  

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A direct-expansion solar-assisted heat pump water heater (DX-SAHPWH) is described, which can supply hot water for domestic use during the whole year. The system mainly employs a bare flat-plate collector/evaporator with a surface area of 4.2m2, an electrical rotary-type hermetic compressor, a hot water tank with the volume of 150L and a thermostatic expansion valve. R-22 is used as working fluid in the system. A simulation model based on lumped and distributed parameter approach is developed to predict the thermal performance of the system. Given the structure parameters, meteorological parameters, time step and final water temperature, the numerical model can output operational parameters, such as heat capacity, system COP and collector efficiency. Comparisons between the simulation results and the experimental measurements show that the model is able to give satisfactory predictions. The effect of various parameters, including solar radiation, ambient temperature, wind speed and compressor speed, has been analyzed on the thermal performance of the system.

X.Q. Kong; D. Zhang; Y. Li; Q.M. Yang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA)Users Manual (Version 7)  

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The Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA) is a software tool that predicts manufactured home energy consumption and recommends weatherization retrofit measures. It was developed to assist local weatherization agencies working with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program. Whether new or experienced, employed within or outside the Weatherization Assistance Program, all users can benefit from incorporating MHEA into their manufactured home weatherization programs. DOE anticipates that the state weatherization assistance programs that incorporate MHEA into their programs will find significant growth in the energy and cost savings achieved from manufactured home weatherization. The easy-to-use MHEA uses a relatively standard Windows graphical interface for entering simple inputs and provides understandable, usable results. The user enters information about the manufactured home construction, heating equipment, cooling equipment appliances, and weather site. MHEA then calculates annual energy consumption using a simplified building energy analysis technique. Weatherization retrofit measures are evaluated based on the predicted energy savings after installation of the measure, the measure cost, and the measure life. Finally, MHEA recommends retrofit measures that are energy and cost effective for the particular home being evaluated. MHEA evaluates each manufactured home individually and takes into account local weather conditions, retrofit measure costs, and fuel costs. The recommended package of weatherization retrofit measures is tailored to the home being evaluated. More traditional techniques apply the same package of retrofit measures to all manufactured homes, often the same set of measures that are installed into site-built homes. Effective manufactured home weatherization can be achieved only by installing measures developed specifically for manufactured homes. The unique manufactured home construction characteristics require that each of these measures is evaluated separately in order to devise a package of measures that will result in high energy and dollar savings. MHEA stands apart from other building energy analysis tools in many ways. Calculations incorporated into the computer code specifically address manufactured home heating and cooling load trends. The retrofit measures evaluated by MHEA are all applicable to manufactured homes. Help messages describe common manufactured home weatherization practices as well as provide hints on how to install retrofit measures. These and other features help make MHEA easy to use when evaluating energy consumption and the effects of weatherization retrofit measures for manufactured homes. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory originally developed MHEA for the U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program. Conversion to a Windows-based program with additional modifications has been performed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Many energy consumption and economic calculations resemble those found in the Computerized Instrumented Residential Audit written by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the National Energy Audit written by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The calculations are similar in structure but have been altered to more accurately represent a manufactured home's unique energy use characteristics. Most importantly, MHEA helps meet the DOE Weatherization Assistance Program goals to increase client comfort and use federal dollars wisely.

Gettings, M.B.

2003-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Evaluation of the Performance of Houses With and Without Supplemental Dehumidification in a Hot-Humid Climate, New Orleans, Louisiana  

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This project by Building Science Corporation evaluated the performance of new homes in a hot-humid climate, with and without supplemental dehumidification systems.

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NREL Develops Method to Evaluate Accuracy of Home Energy Scoring...  

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Using data from existing homes, NREL researchers boost the accuracy of the new software tool. Analysts, home energy rating providers, and home performance contractors commonly use...

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Zero Energy Ready Home - 2014 BTO Peer Review | Department of...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Zero Energy Ready program, formerly known as the DOE Challenge Home program, is to transform the housing market to high-performance homes. These homes are extremely energy...

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Permanent Magnet Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Machine (PMa-SynRM) Design and Performance Analysis for Fan and Pump Applications  

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...................................................................................................... 47 Fig 3-12: Reluctance torque generated by each rotor at rated current and maximum torque angle. ................................................................................... 48 xi Page Fig 3-13: FEA analysis field output on the PMa... PERMANENT MAGNET ASSISTED SYNCHRONOUS RELUCTANCE MACHINE (PMA-SYNRM) DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS FOR FAN AND PUMP APPLICATIONS A Dissertation by ROBERT VARTANIAN Submitted to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies...

Vartanian, Robert

2014-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Emerging WiFi Direct technique in home area networks for Smart Grid: Power consumption and outage performance  

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Abstract Considering the power saving potential of the emerging WiFi Direct technique, we evaluate the performance of WiFi Direct technique in Home Area Networks (HANs) for Smart Grid communication from two aspects: power consumption and downlink outage performance. By modeling the traffic intensity and the number of working devices in a dynamic HAN as a Markov chain, the power consumption of the dynamic HAN with Power Saving Mechanism (PSM) and the conventional static HAN with Continuous Active Mode (CAM) are evaluated and compared. On the other hand, the probability density function (PDF) of the signal to interference and noise ratio (SINR) for the active user connected in the HAN is derived from the amplitude distribution property of the classical indoor SalehValenzuela (SV) channel. The numerical results show that WiFi Direct technique not only improves the power saving in the HAN for Smart Grid, but also enhances the reliability of HAN communications for Smart Grid.

Zhuo Li; Qilian Liang; Xiuzhen Cheng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of a High-Performance Solar Home in Loveland, Colorado: Preprint  

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Building America (BA) partner McStain Neighborhoods built the Discovery House in Loveland, Colorado, with an extensive package of energy-efficient features, including a high-performance envelope, efficient mechanical systems, a solar water heater integrated with the space-heating system, a heat-recovery ventilator (HRV), and ENERGY STAR appliances. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Building Science Consortium (BSC) conducted short-term field-testing and building energy simulations to evaluate the performance of the house. These evaluations are utilized by BA to improve future prototype designs and to identify critical research needs. The Discovery House building envelope and ducts were very tight under normal operating conditions. The HRV provided fresh air at a rate of about 35 l/s (75 cfm), consistent with the recommendations of ASHRAE Standard 62.2. The solar hot water system is expected to meet the bulk of the domestic hot water (DHW) load (>83%), but only about 12% of the space-heating load. DOE-2.2 simulations predict whole-house source energy savings of 54% compared to the BA Benchmark. The largest contributors to energy savings beyond McStain's standard practice are the solar water heater, HRV, improved air distribution, high-efficiency boiler, and compact fluorescent lighting package.

Hendron, R.; Eastment, M.; Hancock, E.; Barker, G.; Reeves, P.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of a High-Performance Solar Home in Loveland, Colorado  

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Building America (BA) partner McStain Neighborhoods built the Discovery House in Loveland, Colorado, with an extensive package of energy-efficient features, including a high-performance envelope, efficient mechanical systems, a solar water heater integrated with the space-heating system, a heat-recovery ventilator (HRV), and ENERGY STAR? appliances. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Building Science Consortium (BSC) conducted short-term field-testing and building energy simulations to evaluate the performance of the house. These evaluations are utilized by BA to improve future prototype designs and to identify critical research needs. The Discovery House building envelope and ducts were very tight under normal operating conditions. The HRV provided fresh air at a rate of about 75 cfm (35 l/s), consistent with the recommendations of ASHRAE Standard 62.2. The solar hot water system is expected to meet the bulk of the domestic hot water (DHW) load (>83%), but only about 12% of the space-heating load. DOE-2.2 simulations predict whole-house source energy savings of 54% compared to the BA Benchmark [1]. The largest contributors to energy savings beyond McStain's standard practice are the solar water heater, HRV, improved air distribution, high-efficiency boiler, and compact fluorescent lighting package.

Hendron, R.; Eastment, M.; Hancock, E.; Barker, G.; Reeves, P.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Energy Score | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Residential Buildings » Home Energy Score Residential Buildings » Home Energy Score Home Energy Score The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating. The Home Energy Score allows homeowners to compare the energy performance of their homes to other homes nationwide. It also provides homeowners with suggestions for improving their homes' efficiency. The process starts with a Home Energy Score Qualified Assessor collecting energy information during a brief home walk-through. Using the Home Energy Scoring Tool, developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Qualified Assessor then scores the home on a scale of 1 to 10. A score of 10 indicates that the home has excellent energy performance. A score of 1 indicates the home needs extensive energy improvements. In addition to

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Pilot Implementation of a Field Study Design to Evaluate the Impact of Source Control Measures on Indoor Air Quality in High Performance Homes  

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To improve the indoor air quality in new, high performance homes, a variety of standards and rating programs have been introduced to identify building materials that are designed to have lower emission rates of key contaminants of concern and a number of building materials are being introduced that are certified to these standards. For example, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home program requires certification under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Indoor airPLUS (IaP) label, which requires the use of PS1 or PS2 certified plywood and OSB; low-formaldehyde emitting wood products; low- or no-VOC paints and coatings as certified by Green Seal Standard GS-11, GreenGuard, SCS Indoor Advantage Gold Standard, MPI Green Performance Standard, or another third party rating program; and Green Label-certified carpet and carpet cushions. However, little is known regarding the efficacy of the IAP requirements in measurably reducing contaminant exposures in homes. The goal of this project is to develop a robust experimental approach and collect preliminary data to support the evaluation of indoor air quality (IAQ) measures linked to IAP-approved low-emitting materials and finishes in new residential homes. To this end, the research team of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) developed a detailed experimental plan to measure IAQ constituents and other parameters, over time, in new homes constructed with materials compliant with IAPs low-emitting material and ventilation requirements (i.e., section 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, and 7.2) and similar homes constructed to the state building code with conventional materials. The IAQ in IAP and conventional homes of similar age, location, and construction style is quantified as the differences in the speciated VOC and aldehyde concentrations, normalized to dilution rates. The experimental plan consists of methods to evaluate the difference between low-emitting and conventional materials as installed in newly constructed residential homes using both (1) highly controlled, short-term active samples to precisely characterize the building-related chemical emissions and building contents and (2) a week-long passive sample designed to capture the impact of occupant behavior and related activities on measured IAQ contaminant levels indoors. The combination of detailed short-term measurements with the home under controlled/consistent conditions during pre- and post-occupancy and the week-long passive sampling data provide the opportunity to begin to separate the different emission sources and help isolate and quantify variability in the monitored homes. Between April and August 2014, the research team performed pre-occupancy and post-occupancy sampling in one conventional home and two homes built with low-emitting materials that were generally consistent with EPAs Indoor airPLUS guidelines. However, for a number of reasons, the full experimental plan was not implemented. The project was intended to continue for up to three years to asses long-term changes in IAQ but the project was limited to one calendar year. As a result, several of the primary research questions related to seasonal impacts and the long-term trends in IAQ could not be addressed. In addition, there were several unexpected issues related to recruiting, availability of home types, and difficulty coordinating with builders/realtors/homeowners. Several field monitoring issues also came up that provide lessons learned that led to improvements to the original monitoring plan. The project produced a good experimental plan that is expected to be be useful for future efforts collecting data to support answering these same or similar research questions.

Widder, Sarah H.; Chamness, Michele A.; Petersen, Joseph M.; Singer, Brett C.; Maddalena, Randy L.; Destaillats, Hugo

2014-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Financial Assistance Certification Financial Assistance Qualification Standards  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Financial Assistance Certification Financial Assistance Certification Financial Assistance Qualification Standards Financial assistance award and administration in DOE is performed primarily by contract specialists. The Office of Personnel Management qualification standards for GS- 1 102 contract specialists are relevant but not fully sufficient for performing financial assistance duties. Contract specialists performing financial assistance in addition to, or in place of, acquisition duties must also meet the certification requirements established by the Financial Assistance Career Development (FACD) program. The FACD Program is built upon the skills acquired by the contract specialists in the performance of their acquisition duties and the training provided under the Contracting/Purchasing certification program.

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Performance analysis of a solar-assisted heat pump with an evacuated tubular collector for domestic heating  

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Performance of a solar-assisted heat pump with an evacuated tubular collector has been analyzed both theoretically and experimentally. A domestic heating system has been designed, constructed and tested. The evacuated tubular solar collector has been used to achieve higher collector efficiencies. The effects of evaporation temperature on the heating capacity and performance of the system have been investigated. Evaporation temperature varies between 5.2 and 20.7C while storage tank temperature varies between 9 and 35C. The maximum value of the coefficient of performance of the solar assisted heat pump is obtained as 6.38 experimentally. The calculated and experimental results are seen to be in a good agreement. A cost analysis of the proposed system is made comparing with a non-solar heat pump system.

Ahmet a?lar; Cemil Yamal?

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Building Americas Top Innovations Propel the Home Building Industry toward Higher Performance  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building America program and its teams of building science experts continue to have a transforming impact, leading our nation's home building industry to high-performance homes. The U.S. home building industry represents a significant opportunity for energy savings, accounting for nearly one-fourth of U.S. energy consumption, but the industry as a whole has been slow to adopt new energy-saving technologies. This is largely due to the industry's unique disaggregation, with thousands of small business owners lacking adequate resources and capabilities to invest in research and development. DOE established the Building America program in 1995 to address both the huge energy-saving opportunity and the critical research gap

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Toward High Performance Thermoset/Carbon Nanotube Sheet Nanocomposites via Resistive Heating Assisted Infiltration and Cure  

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Thermoset/carbon nanotube (CNT) sheet nanocomposites were successfully fabricated by resistive heating assisted infiltration and cure (RHAIC) of the polymer matrix resin. Resistive heating takes advantage of the electrical and thermal conductivity of CNTs ...

Jae-Woo Kim; Godfrey Sauti; Emilie J. Siochi; Joseph G. Smith; Russell A. Wincheski; Roberto J. Cano; John W. Connell; Kristopher E. Wise

2014-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Study of Thermoelectric Solar-Assisted Heat Pump with Reflectors  

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The simultaneous conversion of solar radiation into thermal and electrical energy in a thermoelectric (TE) solar-assisted heat pump is, for the purposes of ... plate reflectors have been mounted on a TE solar col...

C. Lertsatitthanakorn; S. Soponronnarit

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of Solar Assisted Heat Pump Using Pv Evaporator Under ` Different Compressor Frequency  

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A novel photovoltaic solar assisted heat pump (PV-SAHP) system was ... -collector plate. So a portion of the solar energy received was converted to electricity and ... pump was also substantially improved because...

Gang Pei; Jie Ji; Chongwei Han; Wen Fan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TOTAL ARRA Homes Weatherized thru Q2 2010 8.19.10.xls  

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Weatherization Assistance Program Homes Weatherized By State through 06302010 (Calendar Year) *State Number of Homes Weatherized in 2nd Quarter 2010 (Apr-Jun) Recovery Act...

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Direct expansion solar assisted heat pumps A clean steady state approach for overall performance analysis  

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Abstract Traditional thermal solar panel technologies have limited efficiency and the required economic investments make them noncompetitive in the space heating market. The greatest limit to the diffusion of thermal solar systems is the characteristic temperatures they can reach: the strong connection between the user temperature and the collector temperature makes it possible to achieve high thermal (collector) efficiency only at low, often useless, user temperatures. By using solar collectors as thermal exchange units (evaporators) in a heat pump system (direct expansion solar assisted heat pump, DX-SAHP), the overall efficiency greatly increases with a significative cut of the associated investment in terms of pay-back time. In this study, an approach is proposed to the steady state analysis of DX-SAHP, which is based on the simplified inverse Carnot cycle and on the second law efficiency concept. This method, without the need of calculating the refrigerant fluid properties and the detailed processes occurring in the refrigeration device, allows us to link the main features of the plant to its relevant interactions with the surroundings. The very nature of the proposed method makes the relationship explicit and meaningful among all the involved variables. The paper, after the description of the method, presents an explanatory application of this technique by reviewing various aspects of the performance of a typical DX-SAHP in which the savings on primary energy consumption is regarded as the main feature of the plant and highlighted in a monthly averaged analysis. Results agree to those coming from a common standard steady state thermodynamic analysis. The application to a typical DX-SAHP system demonstrates that a mean saved primary energy of about 50% with respect to standard gas burner can be achieved for the same user needs. Such a result is almost independent from the type of flat plate solar panel used (double or single glazed, or even bare panels) as a result of using an optimal collector working temperature.

Luca A. Tagliafico; Federico Scarpa; Federico Valsuani

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Performance with Solar Electric Reduced Peak Demand: Premier Homes Rancho Cordoba, CA- Building America Top Innovation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America solar home research that has demonstrated the ability to reduce peak demand by 75%. Numerous field studies have monitored power production and system effectiveness.

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Home | Better Buildings Workforce  

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Better Buildings Logo Better Buildings Logo EERE Home | Programs & Offices | Consumer Information Search form Search Search Better Buildings Logo Better Buildings Workforce Home Framework Resources Projects Participate Home Framework Resources Projects Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines Buildings Re-tuning Training ANSI Energy Efficiency Standards Collaborative Energy Performance-Based Acquisition Training Participate For a detailed project overview, download the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines Fact Sheet Home The Better Buildings Initiative is a broad, multi-strategy initiative to make commercial and industrial buildings 20% more energy efficient over the next 10 years. DOE is currently pursuing strategies across five pillars to catalyze change and accelerate private sector investment in energy

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Making the rebound effect more useful for performance evaluation of thermal retrofits of existing homes: Defining the energy savings deficit and the energy performance gap  

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Abstract Concern has recently intensified regarding increases in the consumption of energy services that often follow energy efficiency improvements, a phenomenon widely called the rebound effect. However, while some economists have precisely defined this as a metric, much discussion in academic and policy literature is imprecise, leading to confusion and miscommunication. This is especially so regarding direct rebound effects in thermal retrofits of existing homes. This study surveys common usages of the term rebound effect in domestic heating, identifying three main metrics, which employ different mathematical forms and therefore give different results, but are often lumped together. It defines these as the classic rebound effect; the energy savings deficit, and the energy performance gap. It then applies these to an empirical case study of three recently retrofitted 30-apartment buildings in Germany. It finds that each metric gives different results for identical situations, ranging from 2.0% to 29.9% for one building, 15.7% to 56.8% for the second, and 43.7% to 272.9% for the third. This may be one reason so-called rebound effect results from various studies are so disparate. Nevertheless, specific uses are identified for each of the three metrics, provided their precise definitions are made clear.

Ray Galvin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Home Energy Saver  

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What's New at the Home Energy Saver What's New at the Home Energy Saver Home Energy Saver 2.0! We have relaunched the Home Energy Saver. Enjoy the new-and-improved user interface, major data updates, and a ten-times improvement in run time. Keep your eyes open for new features in the coming months. We're on cloud 9(99999999): We have migrated all HES infrastructure to a cloud computing platform, which provides virtually perfect reliability, scalability, and improved performance. Runtime cut 90%. Thanks to our crack programmers, the 40-second runtimes that HES users may have become (somewhat) used to, have been slashed to about 4 seconds. 6 million and counting. The 6-millionth person visited HES in January 2010. Home Energy Saver Pro: We have created a new version of Home Energy Saver for building professionals: HESpro. It currently has limited functionality,

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Evaluation of Missed Energy Saving Opportunity Based on Illinois Home Performance Program Field Data: Homeowner Selected Upgrades vs. Cost-Optimized Solutions; Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet)  

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Expanding on previous research by PARR, this study compares measure packages installed during 800 Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (IHP) residential retrofits to those recommended as cost-optimal by Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) modeling software. In previous research, cost-optimal measure packages were identified for fifteen Chicagoland single family housing archetypes, called housing groups. In the present study, 800 IHP homes are first matched to one of these fifteen housing groups, and then the average measures being installed in each housing group are modeled using BEopt to estimate energy savings. For most housing groups, the differences between recommended and installed measure packages is substantial. By comparing actual IHP retrofit measures to BEopt-recommended cost-optimal measures, missed savings opportunities are identified in some housing groups; also, valuable information is obtained regarding housing groups where IHP achieves greater savings than BEopt-modeled, cost-optimal recommendations. Additionally, a measure-level sensitivity analysis conducted for one housing group reveals which measures may be contributing the most to gas and electric savings. Overall, the study finds not only that for some housing groups, the average IHP retrofit results in more energy savings than would result from cost-optimal, BEopt-recommended measure packages, but also that linking home categorization to standardized retrofit measure packages provides an opportunity to streamline the process for single family home energy retrofits and maximize both energy savings and cost-effectiveness.

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2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Missed Energy Saving Opportunity Based on Illinois Home Performance Program Field Data: Homeowner Selected Upgrades Versus Cost-Optimized Solutions  

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Expanding on previous research by PARR, this study compares measure packages installed during 800 Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR(R) (IHP) residential retrofits to those recommended as cost-optimal by Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) modeling software. In previous research, cost-optimal measure packages were identified for fifteen Chicagoland single family housing archetypes, called housing groups. In the present study, 800 IHP homes are first matched to one of these fifteen housing groups, and then the average measures being installed in each housing group are modeled using BEopt to estimate energy savings. For most housing groups, the differences between recommended and installed measure packages is substantial. By comparing actual IHP retrofit measures to BEopt-recommended cost-optimal measures, missed savings opportunities are identified in some housing groups; also, valuable information is obtained regarding housing groups where IHP achieves greater savings than BEopt-modeled, cost-optimal recommendations. Additionally, a measure-level sensitivity analysis conducted for one housing group reveals which measures may be contributing the most to gas and electric savings. Overall, the study finds not only that for some housing groups, the average IHP retrofit results in more energy savings than would result from cost-optimal, BEopt recommended measure packages, but also that linking home categorization to standardized retrofit measure packages provides an opportunity to streamline the process for single family home energy retrofits and maximize both energy savings and cost-effectiveness.

Yee, S.; Milby, M.; Baker, J.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

3 Innovations That Are Transforming Americas Home Building Industry  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Energy Departments Building America program provides practical guidance and research to assist housing professionals transform our nations housing stock into energy-efficient, state-of-the-art models for businesses and homeowners. Applying building-science solutions will improve energy performance and quality of new and existing homes.

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NREL: Continuum Magazine - NREL Provides a Foundation for Home...  

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Version Share this resource NREL Provides a Foundation for Home Energy Performance NREL-led guidelines effort enables breakthroughs for the home energy performance industry. A man...

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Building America Energy Renovations: A Business Case for Home...  

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Energy Renovations: A Business Case for Home Performance Contracting Building America Energy Renovations: A Business Case for Home Performance Contracting This research report...

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181

Home Energy Score: Information for Home Energy Assessors | Department of  

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Home Energy Assessors Home Energy Assessors Home Energy Score: Information for Home Energy Assessors To offer the Home Energy Score to homeowners, Qualified Assessors work directly with Home Energy Score Partners and must be certified as a Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst or a Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) HERS Rater, and receive a passing grade on DOE's Home Energy Scoring Tool test. DOE provides interested assessors with access to training materials and after being qualified, access to the online Scoring Tool and data collection sheet. Training Opportunities In April 2013, DOE began to develop a 3-D immersive simulation training and testing (3-DISTT) software program for interested Home Energy Score assessors. The 3-DISTT software uses computer-based simulations to recreate

182

Home Energy Saver  

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No-Regrets Remodeling No-Regrets Remodeling Excerpts from No-Regrets Remodeling by the people at Home Energy magazine. Note: This book was published in 1997. While most of the information is timeless, some items may be out-dated. Your Kitchen Cooking Appliances Electric or Gas Kitchen Ranges? Refrigerators Your Home Office Home Office Equipment Power Ratings of Office Equipment Your Heating Heating: General Home Performance Contractors Oil System Upgrades Combined (Indirect) Hot Water & Heating Systems Combined (Integrated) Space & Water Heating The Thermostat is in Control Time for an Energy Switch? Your Cooling Tips for Buying a New Air Conditioner Cool Roofs for Hot Climates Evaporative Cooler Tips Ventilation, Ducts, Moisture, and Air Leakage Common Air Leakage Sites in the Home

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Performance of a Hot-Dry Climate Whole-House Retrofit, Stockton, California (Fact Sheet)  

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This case study describes a deep energy retrofit project on a home in Stockton, California, that reduced the energy use of the home by 23%

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score  

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Home Energy Score to Home Energy Score to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Get Involved Partners Research & Background FAQs Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Technology Research, Standards, & Codes

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score  

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Energy Score Energy Score The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating. The Home Energy Score allows homeowners to compare the energy performance of their homes to other homes nationwide. It also provides homeowners with suggestions for improving their homes' efficiency. The process starts with a Home Energy Score Qualified Assessor collecting energy information during a brief home walk-through. Using the Home Energy Scoring Tool, developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Qualified Assessor then scores the home on a scale of 1 to 10. A score of 10 indicates that the home has excellent energy performance. A score of 1 indicates the home needs extensive energy improvements. In addition to providing the Score, the Qualified Assessor provides the homeowner with a list of recommended energy improvements and the associated cost savings estimates.

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT (EECBG) - BETTER BUILDINGS NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRAM AT GREATER CINCINNATI ENERGY ALLIANCE Project Title: Home Performance with Energy Star and Better Buildings Performance  

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The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (Energy Alliance) is a nonprofit economic development agency dedicated to helping Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky communities reduce energy consumption. The Energy Alliance has launched programs to educate homeowners, commercial property owners, and nonprofit organizations about energy efficiency opportunities they can use to drive energy use reductions and financial savings, while extending significant focus to creating/retaining jobs through these programs. The mission of the Energy Alliance is based on the premise that investment in energy efficiency can lead to transformative economic development in a region. With support from seven municipalities, the Energy Alliance began operation in early 2010 and has been among the fastest growing nonprofit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. The Energy Alliance offers two programs endorsed by the Department of Energy: the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program for homeowners and the Better Buildings Performance Program for commercial entities. Both programs couple expert guidance, project management, and education in energy efficiency best practices with incentives and innovative energy efficiency financing to help building owners effectively invest in the energy efficiency, comfort, health, longevity, and environmental impact of their residential or commercial buildings. The Energy Alliance has raised over $23 million of public and private capital to build a robust market for energy efficiency investment. Of the $23 million, $17 million was a direct grant from the Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP). The organizations investments in energy efficiency projects in the residential and commercial sector have led to well over $50 million in direct economic activity and created over 375,000 hours of labor created or retained. In addition, over 250 workers have been trained through the Building Performance Training Center, a program that was developed and funded by the Energy Alliance and housed at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Nearly 100 residential and commercial contractors currently participate in the Energy Alliances two major programs, which have together served over 2,800 residential and 100 commercial customers. Additionally, the Energy Alliance established loan programs for homeowners, nonprofits and commercial businesses. The GC-HELP program was established to provide up to ten year low interest, unsecured loans to homeowners to cover the energy efficiency products they purchased through the Energy Alliance approved contractor base. To date the Energy Alliance has financed over $1 million in energy efficiency loans for homeowners, without any loans written off. The nonprofit business community is offered five year, fixed-interest rate loans through the Building Communities Loan Fund of $250,000. Additionally, the Energy Alliance has developed GC-PACE, a commercial financing tool that enables buildings owners to finance their energy upgrades through voluntary property assessments deploying low-interest extended-term capital from the bond market. The Energy Alliance and its partners are actively evaluating additional market-based financing solutions.

Holzhauser, Andy; Jones, Chris; Faust, Jeremy; Meyer, Chris; Van Divender, Lisa

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy  

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Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals to someone by E-mail Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals to someone by E-mail Share Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Facebook Tweet about Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Twitter Bookmark Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Google Bookmark Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Delicious Rank Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Digg Find More places to share Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on AddThis.com... Plans, Implementation, & Results Weatherization Assistance Program

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DOE and NREL Technical Assistance  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

NREL provided technical assistance to NREL provided technical assistance to Greensburg, Kansas, in the following areas. MASTER PLAN FOR REBUILDING GREEN * Completed detailed studies on renewable energy sources, cost-effective energy options, and potential integrated energy solutions * Worked with federal, state, and local agencies; city leaders and residents; energy consultants; and others to further the town's vision of becoming an affordable sustainable community. HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS * Set aggressive energy efficiency goals for all new homes to use 30%-40% less energy than before the tornado, new city buildings to achieve LEED ® Platinum, and other commercial and public buildings to be designed to LEED Platinum or Gold. COMMUNITY WIND ENERGY * Conducted detailed computer modeling and

189

Home Energy Saver  

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Choosing a Good Contractor Choosing a Good Contractor If your project goes much beyond replacing lights and a few appliances, you would probably benefit from using a home performance contractor. The book No-Regrets Remodeling provides a good definition if this emerging specialty: Because the whole-house, or systems, approach to homes is a fairly new concept, not everyone in the building trades is familiar with it. And it goes against traditional building practice, which is based on specialty trades. You probably already know how that goes: a different contractor for every task. And none of them has any idea what the other is doing. This is changing with the emergence of the home performance contractor, a person trained and equipped to test homes to see where problems exist. These

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DOE Technical Assistance Program  

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* BPI Building Analyst Certification * BPI Home Performance Contractor Accreditation * Completion of 24 jobs, or 180,000 in work, each year beginning in second year * Utilize...

191

Professional Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

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Professional Home Energy Audits Professional Home Energy Audits Professional Home Energy Audits November 26, 2013 - 4:59pm Addthis Learn about the steps and benefits of a comprehensive home energy assessment in this video. Read the text version. What does this mean for me? A professional energy audit gives you a thorough picture of where your home is losing energy and what you can do to save money. You can save 5%-30% on your energy bill by making upgrades following a home energy assessment. You may be eligible for state, local, or utility incentives to assist with your home energy audit. Visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency to find out. How does it work? An energy auditor will walk through your home, review your bills, and conduct a blower door test or thermographic scan.Some utilities offer

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Professional Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

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Professional Home Energy Audits Professional Home Energy Audits Professional Home Energy Audits November 26, 2013 - 4:59pm Addthis Learn about the steps and benefits of a comprehensive home energy assessment in this video. Read the text version. What does this mean for me? A professional energy audit gives you a thorough picture of where your home is losing energy and what you can do to save money. You can save 5%-30% on your energy bill by making upgrades following a home energy assessment. You may be eligible for state, local, or utility incentives to assist with your home energy audit. Visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency to find out. How does it work? An energy auditor will walk through your home, review your bills, and conduct a blower door test or thermographic scan.Some utilities offer

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Weatherization Assistance Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program provides grants to states, territories, and some Indian tribes to improve the energy efficiency of the homes of low-income families. These governments, in turn, contract with local governments and nonprofit agencies to provide weatherization services to those in need using the latest technologies for home energy upgrades. Since the program began in 1976, DOE has helped improve the lives of than 7 million families by reducing their energy bills.

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Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

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Weatherization » Home Energy Audits Weatherization » Home Energy Audits Home Energy Audits A home energy checkup helps owners determine where their house is losing energy and money - and how such problems can be corrected to make the home more energy efficient. A professional technician -- often called an energy auditor -- can give your home a checkup. Items shown here include checking for leaks, examining insulation, inspecting the furnace and ductwork, performing a blower door test and using an infrared camera. Learn more about a professional home energy audit. A home energy audit, also known as a home energy assessment, is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient. An assessment will show you problems that may, when corrected, save you

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Building Technologies Office: Challenge Home Events  

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Challenge Home Events Challenge Home Events to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Challenge Home Events on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Challenge Home Events on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Challenge Home Events on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Challenge Home Events on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Challenge Home Events on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Challenge Home Events on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Partner Log In Become a Partner Criteria Partner Locator Resources Housing Innovation Awards

196

ISEE Smart Home (ISH): Smart video analysis for home security  

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Abstract This paper presents a system of smart home for home security. Many previous papers on smart home try to address this issue, but most of the published systems rely on various sensors. With the development of video technology, video based smart home becomes more attractive, but there are few literatures discussing a complete system including system architecture, feature extraction, event modeling, decision making and final information retrieval. Motivated by this challenge, we propose a novel systematical video analysis architecture, providing rich source of information about the home environment. The proposed ISEE Smart Home (ISH) is capable of analyzing various abnormal behaviors, providing realtime alarm generation, flexible video retrieval and video synopsis. The contributions can be summarized as follows: (1) we propose and build a complete smart home system based on the intelligent video analysis for home security. (2) We propose a novel foreground segmentation method based on the history pattern, which is very suitable for indoor scene analysis. (3) An exact cutting based Region of Interest (ROI) generation and scene structure modeling method is proposed for fast human detection. (4) A concurrence relation graph of visual words is developed for reliable behavior analysis. The experimental results indicate that the ISH can provide the reliable assistance for better life.

Junge Zhang; Yanhu Shan; Kaiqi Huang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bachelor Project StockHome -Web Application  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Bachelor Project StockHome - Web Application User interface for a financial analysis tool Gilad and assisting us during dark times. Last but not least, I would like to thank my friends who spent those long . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 iii #12;Gilad Geron StockHome - Web Application A Technologies 31 A.1 Ruby

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Home Energy Score Interactive Graphic | Department of Energy  

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Home Energy Score Interactive Graphic Home Energy Score Interactive Graphic Home Energy Score Interactive Graphic The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating. The Home Energy Score allows homeowners to compare the energy performance of their homes to other homes nationwide. It also provides homeowners with suggestions for improving their homes' efficiency. The process starts with a Home Energy Score Qualified Assessor collecting energy information during a brief home walk-through. Using the Home Energy Scoring Tool, the Qualified Assessor then scores the home on a scale of 1 to 10, with a score of 10 indicating that the home has excellent energy performance. A score of 1 indicates the home needs extensive energy improvements. In addition to providing the Score, the Qualified Assessor

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Building Technologies Office: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals  

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Guidelines for Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

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DOE Challenge Home Case Study, e2Homes, Winterpark, FL, Custom Homes  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

fi fi rst certifi ed DOE Challenge Home in the United States-the Wilson Residence in Winter Park, Florida-produces more energy than it uses with construction costs one-third less than originally proposed. Completed in May 2012, this 4,305-ft 2 custom home (with four bedrooms and baths) screams "BIG" until you hear the "small footprint" in the energy- and water-effi ciency details. Without solar power, the home scores a HERS 57, which is well below the HERS 100 for a standard home built to code. With its photovoltaic system, the home produces better than zero net-energy performance, with a score of HERS -7. This translates into no electric utility bills and even $123 annually in the homeowner's pocket from the utility. When the homeowner, Mr. Wilson, hired e2 Homes to build his dream home, he

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Meeting...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

America team Building Science Corporation to evaluate the certification of five test homes to the new DOE Challenge Home program performance standard (now DOE Zero Energy...

202

Energy Department Updates Home Energy Scoring Tool for Advancing...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Energy Department Updates Home Energy Scoring Tool for Advancing Residential Energy Performance Energy Department Updates Home Energy Scoring Tool for Advancing Residential Energy...

203

Zero Net Energy Homes Production Builder Business Case: California...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Solutions for New Homes: Grupe, Rocklin, California High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems; Volume 6 Building America Best Practices Series Vol....

204

Nursing Homes  

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Nursing homes are residential health care facilities that provide care for people recovering from an acute illness or suffering from a chronic disease , and who require skilled nursing care and 24-hour superv...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Winchester Homes and Camberly Homes- Silver Spring, Maryland (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Partnership for Home Innovation team worked with the builder to develop a new set of high performance home designsincluding advanced wall and HVAC systemsthat could be applicable on a...

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners  

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Partners to someone by E-mail Partners to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Get Involved Partners Research & Background FAQs Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Winchester...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Camberley Homes worked with Partnership for Home Innovation team to develop and test a new set of high performance homes designs and techniques that could be applied on a...

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Zero Energy Ready Home Events | Department of Energy  

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

Zero Energy Ready Home Events Zero Energy Ready Home Events February 2015 < prev next > Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ZERH Webinar: High-Performance Home Sales Training...

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part I: Simplified Space Conditioning in Low Load Homes  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America webinar, High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part I, on October 23, 2014.

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Home Energy Score: Information for Homeowners  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Home Energy Score is a quick, low-cost way for you to find out how your home's energy performance stacks up compared to others in the area. It also provides homeowners with recommendations for...

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Take Action to Save Energy at Home | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Residential Buildings » Take Action to Save Energy at Home Residential Buildings » Take Action to Save Energy at Home Take Action to Save Energy at Home Whether you're a home builder or remodeling professional, a homeowner, home buyer, or renter, a state and local government, or a utility, the Buildings Technology Program and the Department of Energy (DOE) have resources to help you take action to save energy. Building or Buying a New Home DOE's Challenge Home helps home buyers find builders who are committed to applying building science and new technologies to create high performance homes. Home builders who want to be recognized for building high performance homes can find out what it takes to participate in DOE's Challenge Home and sign up today. Building America best practice guides and case studies for home builders

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Surfactant-assisted synthesis of hybrid lithium iron phosphate nanoparticles for enhancing electrochemical performance  

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Hybrid nanoparticles of LiFePO{sub 4} with carbon and lithium phosphates were synthesized through organic-inorganic co-assembly procedure using a triblock copolymer (F108 or P123). We found that the triblock copolymers play a critical role in controlling size of hybrid particle and the degree of crystallinity of the inorganic nanostructures. The hybrid using P-123 had more graphitic carbon which resulted in fast electron mobility. Also, magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS-NMR) revealed that the crystallinity of the hybrid using P123 is higher than that using F108 which is not measurable in X-ray diffraction. Electrochemical performance of the hybrid using P123 as a cathode material in Li-ion batteries showed superior rate capability at 20 C of charging rate and 2 C of discharging rate without capacity loss, in which discharge capacity was 102 mAh/g. - Graphical abstract: Hybrid nanoparticles were synthesized through organic-inorganic co-assembly based on synthetic procedure of mesoporous materials. P123-LFP showed superior high-rate capability at a 20 C charging rate and 2 C discharging rate without capacity loss in Li-ion battery. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer LiFePO{sub 4} nanohybrids are synthesized through the organic-inorganic co-assembly method. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Copolymers (F108 or P123) serve as structure directing agents and a carbon source. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer P123 produces more graphitic carbon and higher crystalline nanohybrids. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Nanohybrids using P123 show superior rate capability in Li-ion battery.

Min Kim, Jung [Division of Materials Science, Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), Daejeon 305-806 (Korea, Republic of); Yi, Gi-Ra [Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746 (Korea, Republic of); Chang Lee, Soon; Moon Lee, Sang; Jo, Younghun [Division of Materials Science, Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), Daejeon 305-806 (Korea, Republic of); Kang, Hyun-Wook [Graduate School of Analytical Science and Technology (GRAST), Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Gaehang, E-mail: ghlee@kbsi.re.kr [Division of Materials Science, Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), Daejeon 305-806 (Korea, Republic of); Jin Kim, Hae, E-mail: hansol@kbsi.re.kr [Division of Materials Science, Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), Daejeon 305-806 (Korea, Republic of); Graduate School of Analytical Science and Technology (GRAST), Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea, Republic of)

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In this project, researchers from the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings team worked with industry partners to develop hydronic system designs that would address performance issues and result in higher overall system efficiencies and improved response times.

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Snails home  

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Many gardeners and horticulturalists seek non-chemical methods to control populations of snails. It has frequently been reported that snails that are marked and removed from a garden are later found in the garden again. This phenomenon is often cited as evidence for a homing instinct. We report a systematic study of the snail population in a small suburban garden, in which large numbers of snails were marked and removed over a period of about 6 months. While many returned, inferring a homing instinct from this evidence requires statistical modelling. Monte Carlo techniques demonstrate that movements of snails are better explained by drift under the influence of a homing instinct than by random diffusion. Maximum likelihood techniques infer the existence of two groups of snails in the garden: members of a larger population that show little affinity to the garden itself, and core members of a local garden population that regularly return to their home if removed. The data are strongly suggestive of a homing instinct, but also reveal that snail-throwing can work as a pest management strategy.

D J Dunstan; D J Hodgson

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Connectionist Model to Estimate Performance of Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage in Fractured and Unfractured Petroleum Reservoirs: Enhanced Oil Recovery Implications  

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Connectionist Model to Estimate Performance of Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage in Fractured and Unfractured Petroleum Reservoirs: Enhanced Oil Recovery Implications ... The oil gravity ranges of the oils of current EOR methods have been compiled and the results are presented graphically. ...

Sohrab Zendehboudi; Amin Reza Rajabzadeh; Alireza Bahadori; Ioannis Chatzis; Maurice B. Dusseault; Ali Elkamel; Ali Lohi; Michael Fowler

2013-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Rocky Mountain Power - New Homes Program for Builders | Department of  

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Rocky Mountain Power - New Homes Program for Builders Rocky Mountain Power - New Homes Program for Builders Rocky Mountain Power - New Homes Program for Builders < Back Eligibility Construction Installer/Contractor Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Appliances & Electronics Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Other Sealing Your Home Ventilation Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Program Info State Utah Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount '''New Construction Whole Home Options''' Home Performance ENERGY STAR Version 3 Certified Home: $500 (Single Family); $200 (Multifamily) ENERGY STAR Version 3 Certified Home: $250 (Single Family); $150 (Multifamily)

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Fe 3 O 4 / Zeolite nanocomposites synthesized by microwave assisted coprecipitation and its performance in reducing viscosity of heavy oil  

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Fe 3 O 4 / Zeolite nanocomposites have been synthesized via microwave assisted coprecipitation method and show to be efficient in reducing viscosity of heavy oil compared to other Fe 3 O 4 / Zeolite nanocomposites prepared by conventional method. The following precursors such as FeCl 3 ?6 H 2 O FeSO 4 ?7 H 2 O NH 4 OH and natural zeolite of heulandite type were used in the sample preparation. In this study the effect of Fe 3 O 4 composition in the composite and microwave time heating were investigated. Fe 3 O 4 / Zeolite nanocomposites were then characterized to study the influence on crystal structures morphology and physicochemical properties. The characterization techniques include X-ray diffraction (XRD) scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and nitrogen physisorption. The results show that by increasing the microwave heating time the degree of nanocomposite intergrowth can be enhanced. The nanocomposite was tested in catalytic aquathermolysis of heavy oil at 200C for 6 h and the Fe 3 O 4 / zeolite of 1 to 4 ratios performed the highest viscosity reduction of heavy oil reaching 92%.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Much simplified ion-beam assisted deposition-TiN template for high-performance coated conductors  

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A much simplified template, i.e., two nonsuperconducting layers between the superconducting YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-{delta}} (YBCO) and the polycrystalline metal substrate, has been developed for high-performance coated conductors by using biaxially aligned TiN as a seed layer. A combination of a thin TiN ({approx}10 nm by ion-beam assisted deposition) layer and an epitaxial buffer LaMnO{sub 3} layer ({approx}120 nm) allows us to grow epitaxial YBCO films with values of full width at half-maximum around 3.5 deg. and 1.7 deg. for the {phi}-scan of (103) and rocking curve of (005) YBCO, respectively. The YBCO films grown on electropolished polycrystalline Hastelloy using this two-layer template exhibited a superconducting transition temperature of 89.5 K, a critical current density of 1.2 MA/cm{sup 2} at 75.5 K, and an {alpha} value (proportional factor of critical current density J{sub c}{approx}H{sup -}{alpha}) of around 0.33, indicating a high density of pinning centers and an absence of weak links.

Xiong, J. [Division of Materials Physics and Applications, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); State Key Lab of Electronic Thin Films and Integrated Devices, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054 (China); Matias, V.; Zhai, J. Y.; Maiorov, B.; Trugman, D.; Jia, Q. X. [Division of Materials Physics and Applications, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Wang, H. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843-3128 (United States); Tao, B. W.; Li, Y. R. [State Key Lab of Electronic Thin Films and Integrated Devices, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054 (China)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental performance analysis of a solar assisted ground source heat pump system under different heating operation modes  

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Abstract This paper presents an experimental study on the influence of operation modes on the heating performance of a solar assisted ground source heat pump system (SAGSHPS). Through experiments conducted in January, the characteristics of the SAGSHPS were investigated under different heating operation modes. The results indicate that the solar thermal could be used to accelerate the soil recovery when the heat pump unit is turned off, but the duration of solar use to recharge boreholes should be optimized according to the water temperature in the solar heat storage water tank to avoid unnecessary power consumption of the circulation pump. In addition, the solar heat storage water tank is beneficial for the stable operation of the SAGSHPS. The volumetric flow rate in the water tank has a significant impact on the electricity consumption of the SAGSHPS. From comprehensive analysis of the integral effect of the SAGSHPS under different modes, the mode in which the water tank is connected with the ground heat exchangers (GHES) in series is the recommended mode for the SAGSHPS in the coldest month in Dalian.

Lanhua Dai; Sufen Li; Lin DuanMu; Xiangli Li; Yan Shang; Ming Dong

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Folding@HomeFolding@Home Vijay Pande  

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Folding@HomeFolding@Home Vijay Pande #12;http://folding.stanford.edu © Vijay S. Pande 1999,000,000 PCs on the internet Folding@Home People donate their idle computer time They visit our website://folding.stanford.edu © Vijay S. Pande 1999-2003 Folding@HomeFolding@Home:: VeryVery powerful & cost effectivepowerful & cost

Dally, William J.

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New Homes Incentive Program  

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Energy Trust's New Homes Program offers builders cash incentives for energy efficient measures included in new homes, where the measures exceed the building code. Lighting upgrades, whole home...

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Homes Success Stories  

Energy Savers [EERE]

1 Homes Success Stories en Zero Energy Ready Home Program: Race to Zero Student Design Competition http:energy.goveeresuccess-storiesarticleszero-energy-ready-home-program-ra...

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Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Ravenwood Homes and Energy Smart Home Plans, Inc., Cape Coral, Florida  

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PNNL, Florida HERO, and Energy Smart Home Plans helped Ravenwood Homes achieve a HERS 15 with PV or HERS 65 without PV on a home in Florida with SEER 16 AC, concrete block and rigid foam walls, high-performance windows, solar water heating, and 5.98 kW PV.

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications  

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Publications to someone by E-mail Publications to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Get Involved Partners Research & Background FAQs Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home

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Building Technologies Office: DOE Challenge Home  

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DOE Challenge Home DOE Challenge Home Since 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Builders Challenge program has recognized hundreds of leading builders for their achievements in energy efficiency-resulting in over 14,000 energy efficient homes and millions of dollars in energy savings. The DOE Challenge Home - an ambitious successor to the Builders Challenge program - represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability. Find partners & homes Locate top builders and zero net-energy ready homes Find partners & homes Technical Resources Requirements for building and certifying a DOE Challenge Home Technical Resources Become a Partner Complete online registration to become a partner

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Integrated cluster analysis and artificial neural network modeling for steam-assisted gravity drainage performance prediction in heterogeneous reservoirs  

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Abstract Evaluation of steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) performance that involves detailed compositional simulations is usually deterministic, cumbersome, expensive (manpower and time consuming), and not quite suitable for practical decision making and forecasting, particularly when dealing with high-dimensional data space consisting of large number of operational and geological parameters. Data-driven modeling techniques, which entail comprehensive data analysis and implementation of machine learning methods for system forecast, provide an attractive alternative. In this paper, artificial neural network (ANN) is employed to predict SAGD production in heterogeneous reservoirs, an important application that is lacking in existing literature. Numerical flow simulations are performed to construct a training data set consists of various attributes describing characteristics associated with reservoir heterogeneities and other relevant operating parameters. Empirical Arps decline parameters are tested successfully for parameterization of cumulative production profile and considered as outputs of the ANN models. Sensitivity studies on network configurations are also investigated. Principal components analysis (PCA) is performed to reduce the dimensionality of the input vector, improve prediction quality, and limit over-fitting. In a case study, reservoirs with distinct heterogeneity distributions are fed to the model. It is shown that robustness and accuracy of the prediction capability are greatly enhanced when cluster analysis are performed to identify internal data structures and groupings prior to ANN modeling. Both deterministic and fuzzy-based clustering techniques are compared, and separate ANN model is constructed for each cluster. The model is then tested using a validation data set (cases that have not been used during the training stage). The proposed approach can be integrated directly into most existing reservoir management routines. In addition, incorporating techniques for dimensionality reduction and clustering with ANN demonstrates the viability of this approach for analyzing large field data set. Given that quantitative ranking of operating areas, robust forecasting, and optimization of heavy oil recovery processes are major challenges faced by the industry, the proposed research highlights the significant potential of applying effective data-driven modeling approaches in analyzing other solvent-additive steam injection projects.

Ehsan Amirian; Juliana Y. Leung; Stefan Zanon; Peter Dzurman

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Automation  

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In this paper I briefly discuss the importance of home automation system. Going in to the details I briefly present a real time designed and implemented software and hardware oriented house automation research project, capable of automating house's electricity and providing a security system to detect the presence of unexpected behavior.

Ahmed, Zeeshan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration and Performance Monitoring of Foundation Heat Exchangers (FHX) in Ultra-High Energy Efficient Research Homes  

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The more widespread use of Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems has been hindered by their high first cost, which is mainly driven by the cost of the drilling and excavation for installation of ground heat exchangers (GHXs). A new foundation heat exchanger (FHX) technology was proposed to reduce first cost by placing the heat exchanger into the excavations made during the course of construction (e.g., the overcut for the basement and/or foundation and run-outs for water supply and the septic field). Since they reduce or eliminate the need for additional drilling or excavation, foundation heat exchangers have the potential to significantly reduce or eliminate the first cost premium associated with GSHPs. Since December 2009, this FHX technology has been demonstrated in two ultra-high energy efficient new research houses in the Tennessee Valley, and the performance data has been closely monitored as well. This paper introduces the FHX technology with the design, construction and demonstration of the FHX and presents performance monitoring results of the FHX after one year of monitoring. The performance monitoring includes hourly maximum and minimum entering water temperature (EWT) in the FHX compared with the typical design range, temperature difference (i.e., T) across the FHX, and hourly heat transfer rate to/from the surrounding soil.

Im, Piljae [ORNL] [ORNL; Hughes, Patrick [ORNL] [ORNL; Liu, Xiaobing [ORNL] [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Energy Saver  

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Tools of the Trade Tools of the Trade Clockwise: IR thermograph, IR camera, Air flow measurement, Blower door, Combustion test for water heater A hammer and a saw used to be the key tools for home contractors. Today, the best-in-breed also use high-tech equipment while performing a professional energy audit or verifying that construction has been done correctly. Infrared cameras can "see" heat loss and find hidden energy savings opportunities. PFT tests or blower door tests measure a homes air leakage and tell you when sealing has been successful. Combustion monitoring equipment and indoor-air pollution detectors ensure that a heating system is not only efficient but also not dumping dangerous pollutants into the home. All of these practices should be conducted with a

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Passive solar homes. [Glossary  

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The concept of passive solar energy is described; the various functions which passive solar systems must perform are explained; and the various types of passive systems found in the Cycle 5 projects are discussed. Each of 91 solar home designs are discussed and some of the key points raised in the discussion of passive solar concepts are indicated in these descriptions and on the illustrations. Additional detail on issues of climate requirements and site design concerns, examples of building construction details showing good practice, and suggestions on how to market solar homes are included. The appendices address more technical aspects of the design and evaluation of passive solar homes, and provide information on other resources available to those involved in passive solar housing. (MHR)

McPhillips, M.; Powell, P.C. (eds.)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Energy Saver | Open Energy Information  

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Home Energy Saver Home Energy Saver Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Home Energy Saver Agency/Company /Organization: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings - Residential Phase: Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed Topics: Opportunity Assessment & Screening Resource Type: Online calculator User Interface: Website Website: hes.lbl.gov/consumer/ OpenEI Keyword(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Tools Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/home-energy-saver Language: English Policies: Deployment Programs DeploymentPrograms: Technical Assistance References: Home Energy Saver[1] Quickly compute a home's energy use for all end uses, including heating, cooling, water heating, appliances, and lighting; get recommended

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Numerical Study on the Operating Performance of an Indirect Expansion Solar Assisted Multifunctional Heat Pump in Water Heating Mode  

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An indirect expansion solar assisted multifunctional heat pump (IE-SAMHP) is ... SAMHP consists of an all-glass evacuated-tube solar collector system, a compressor, two air-...

Ji Jie; Jiang Aiguo; Yang Jichun; Pei Gang

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Year, New Certification Opportunities for Home Energy Workers |  

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New Year, New Certification Opportunities for Home Energy Workers New Year, New Certification Opportunities for Home Energy Workers New Year, New Certification Opportunities for Home Energy Workers January 2, 2014 - 10:23am Addthis Trainees practice techniques on miniature model homes at the New River Center for Energy Research & Training in Christiansburg, Virginia. The Energy Department has developed a new certification program for quality control inspectors, energy auditors, crew leaders, and retrofit installer technicians, as part of the Weatherization Assistance Program's Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project. | Photo courtesy of Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center Trainees practice techniques on miniature model homes at the New River Center for Energy Research & Training in Christiansburg, Virginia. The

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Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals: Standard Work Specifications for Single-Family Home Energy Upgrades  

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The Standard Work Specifications (SWS) for Single-Family Home Energy Upgrades define the minimum acceptable outcomes for any weatherization or home performance task to be effective, durable, and safe.

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study 2013: Manatee County Habitat...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Energy Ready Home has a 2.5-kW PV system obtained with assistance from Florida Power and Light. All of the homes in the development are solar-energy ready with conduit in place...

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BCP Home  

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Boulder Canyon Project Information Module Boulder Canyon Project Information Module HOME MODULE OVERVIEW LEGISLATION TIMELINE TIMELINE SUMMARY CASE LAW PROJECT HISTORY MISC. DOCUMENTS RELATED LINKS Home Page Image Welcome Hoover Dam is the highest and third largest concrete dam in the United States. The dam, power plant, and high-voltage switchyards are located in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River on the Arizona-Nevada state line. Lake Mead, the reservoir behind the dam, will hold the average two-year flow of the Colorado River. Hoover Dam´s authorized purposes are: first, river regulation, improvement of navigation, and flood control; second, delivery of stored water for irrigation and other domestic uses; and third, power generation. This Page was last modified on : 05-12-2009

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Homes Blog  

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homes-blog Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable homes-blog Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Forrestal Building 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 en Mississippi Adopts New Rules to Save Energy, Money http://energy.gov/eere/articles/mississippi-adopts-new-rules-save-energy-money-0 Mississippi Adopts New Rules to Save Energy, Money

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The provision of emotional labour by health care assistants caring for dying cancer patients in the community: A qualitative study into the experiences of health care assistants and bereaved family carers  

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AbstractBackground While previous research has suggested that health care assistants supporting palliative care work in the community regard the provision of emotional labour as a key aspect of their role, little research has explored the experiences of family carers who are the recipients of such support. Objective To explore the emotional labour undertaken by health care assistants working in community palliative care from the perspectives of both health care assistants and bereaved family carers. Design We conducted a qualitative interview study in 20112012 with bereaved family carers of cancer patients who had received the services of health care assistants in the community, and health care assistants who provided community palliative care services. Transcripts were coded and analysed for emergent themes using a constant comparative technique. Settings Three different research sites in the United Kingdom, all providing community palliative care. Participants and methods Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 33 bereaved family carers and eight health care assistants. Results Health care assistants view one of their key roles as providing emotional support to patients and their family carers, and family carers recognise and value this emotional support. Emotional support by health care assistants was demonstrated in three main ways: the relationships which health care assistants developed and maintained on the professionalpersonal boundary; the ability of health care assistants to negotiate clinical/domestic boundaries in the home; the ways in which health care assistants and family carers worked together to enable the patient to die at home. Conclusion Through their emotional labour, health care assistants perform an important role in community palliative care which is greatly valued by family carers. While recent reports have highlighted potential dangers in the ambiguity of their role, any attempts to clarify the boundaries of the health care assistant role should acknowledge the advantages health care assistants can bring in bridging potential gaps between healthcare professionals and family carers.

Melanie Lovatt; Veronica Nanton; Julie Roberts; Christine Ingleton; Bill Noble; Elizabeth Pitt; Kate Seers; Dan Munday

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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home from home Murray Edwards Accommodation Guide 2012-13  

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home from home Murray Edwards Accommodation Guide 2012-13 #12;2 home from home home from home.......................................................................... 17 #12;Murray Edwards Accommodation Guide 2012-13 3 home from home Introduction Dear Students, Murray Edwards has produced the `Home from Home', the Accommodation Guide to provide full information

Goldschmidt, Christina

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"Table HC7.10 Home Appliances Usage Indicators by Household...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

0 Home Appliances Usage Indicators by Household Income, 2005" " Million U.S. Housing Units" ,,"2005 Household Income",,,,,"Below Poverty Line","Eligible for Federal Assistance1"...

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study, Garbett Homes, Herriman...  

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Garbett Homes, Herriman, UT, Production Home DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study, Garbett Homes, Herriman, UT, Production Home Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in...

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Home's Douglas  

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BULLETIN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HUMANISTIC STUDIES Vol. Ill November 1, 1924 No. 3 Home's Douglas Edited With Introduction and Notes BY HUBERT J. TUNNEY, A. B., A. M. Instructor in English University of Notre Dame LAWRENCE, NOVEMBER... of Carron"; "the stormy north"; "some nameless stream's untrodden banks"; "wings of down"; and "red came the river down." There are few extended nature passages in the play. Corn- pan- II. 189-195; III, 80-97; V, 1-12; and V, 79-83. The refer ences...

Home, John

1924-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Manufactured Home Energy Audit user`s manual  

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The Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA) is a software tool that predicts manufactured home energy consumption and recommends weatherization retrofit measures. It was developed to assist local weatherization agencies working with the US Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program. Whether new or experienced, employed within or outside the Weatherization Assistance Program, all users can benefit from incorporating MHEA into their manufactured home weatherization programs. DOE anticipates that the state weatherization assistance programs that incorporate MHEA into their programs will find significant growth in the energy and cost savings achieved from manufactured home weatherization. The easy-to-use MHEA displays a colorful, graphical interface for entering simple inputs and provides understandable, usable results. The user enters information about the manufactured home construction, heating equipment, cooling equipment, and weather site. MHEA then calculates annual energy consumption using a simplified building energy analysis technique. MHEA stands apart from other building energy analysis tools in many ways. Calculations incorporated into the computer code specifically address manufactured home heating and cooling load trends. The retrofit measures evaluated by MHEA are all applicable to manufactured homes. Help messages describe common manufactured home weatherization practices as well as provide hints on how to install retrofit measures. These and other features help make MHEA easy to use when evaluating energy consumption and the effects of weatherization retrofit measures for manufactured homes.

NONE

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiological Assistance Program | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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Assistance Program | National Nuclear Security Administration Assistance Program | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Radiological Assistance Program Home > About Us > Our Programs > Emergency Response > Responding to Emergencies > First Responders > Radiological Assistance Program Radiological Assistance Program RAP Logo NNSA's Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) is the nation's

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Radiological Assistance Program | National Nuclear Security Administration  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Assistance Program | National Nuclear Security Administration Assistance Program | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Radiological Assistance Program Home > About Us > Our Programs > Emergency Response > Responding to Emergencies > First Responders > Radiological Assistance Program Radiological Assistance Program RAP Logo NNSA's Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) is the nation's

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Validation of the Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA)  

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The Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA) is an energy audit tool designed specifically to identify recommended weatherization measures for mobile homes as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Weatherization Assistance Program. A field validation of MHEA was performed using billing/delivery data collected on 86 mobile homes heated primarily by electricity, natural gas, or propane to assess the audit's accuracy and the validity of its recommendations. The validation found that MHEA overpredicts the annual space-heating energy savings of weatherization measures to be installed in mobile homes, which leads to low realization rates, primarily because of its large overprediction of annual pre-weatherization space-heating energy consumption. However, MHEA's annual space-heating energy savings estimates and realization rates can be improved considerably using MHEA's built-in billing adjustment feature. In order to improve the accuracy of MHEA's annual space-heating energy savings estimates and realization rate, the cause of MHEA's overprediction of annual pre-weatherization space-heating energy consumption needs to be further investigated and corrected. Although MHEA's billing adjustment feature improved MHEA's annual space-heating energy savings estimates, alternative methods of making the correction that may provide improved performance should be investigated. In the interim period before permanent improvements to MHEA can be made, the following recommendations should be followed: (a) do not enter into MHEA insulation thicknesses of 1 in. or less and especially zero (0 in.) unless such low levels have been verified through visual inspection of several parts of the envelope area in question; (b) use MHEA's billing adjustment feature to develop a list of recommended measures based on adjusted energy savings if possible, especially in mobile homes that have several major energy deficiencies; and (c) do not use MHEA's "evaluate duct sealing" option at this time (although certainly seal all duct leaks and use diagnostics as appropriate to find leakage sites and quantify improvements).

Ternes, Mark P [ORNL

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Southern Homes, Russellville...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Southern Homes, Russellville, AL DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Southern Homes, Russellville, AL Case study of the first manufactured home built to the DOE Zero Energy...

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Southern Energy Homes...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Southern Energy Homes, Russellville, AL DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Southern Energy Homes, Russellville, AL Case study of the first manufactured home built to the DOE...

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Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Project (Brochure)  

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The Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and a wide range of home energy performance industry professionals. The Guidelines project, managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for DOE, addresses the need for a highly-skilled weatherization workforce equipped to complete consistent, high-quality home energy upgrades for single-family homes, multifamily homes, and manufactured housing. In doing so, it helps increase energy efficiency in housing, which can mitigate climate change, one of the major challenges of the 21st century.

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Air Leakage of US Homes: Regression Analysis and Improvements from Retrofit  

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Leakage of US Homes: Regression Analysis and Improvements from Retrofit Leakage of US Homes: Regression Analysis and Improvements from Retrofit Title Air Leakage of US Homes: Regression Analysis and Improvements from Retrofit Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-5966E Year of Publication 2012 Authors Chan, Wanyu R., Jeffrey Joh, and Max H. Sherman Date Published 08/2012 Keywords air infiltration, blower door, fan pressurization measurements, retrofit, weatherization Abstract LBNL Residential Diagnostics Database (ResDB) contains blower door measurements and other diagnostic test results of homes in United States. Of these, approximately 134,000 single-family detached homes have sufficient information for the analysis of air leakage in relation to a number of housing characteristics. We performed regression analysis to consider the correlation between normalized leakage and a number of explanatory variables: IECC climate zone, floor area, height, year built, foundation type, duct location, and other characteristics. The regression model explains 68% of the observed variability in normalized leakage. ResDB also contains the before and after retrofit air leakage measurements of approximately 23,000 homes that participated in weatherization assistant programs (WAPs) or residential energy efficiency programs. The two types of programs achieve rather similar reductions in normalized leakage: 30% for WAPs and 20% for other energy programs.

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Save Energy at Home Tool | Open Energy Information  

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Save Energy at Home Tool Save Energy at Home Tool Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Save Energy at Home Tool Focus Area: Buildings Topics: Opportunity Assessment & Screening Website: www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=products.pr_save_energy_at_home Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/save-energy-home-tool Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Training & Education Regulations: Appliance & Equipment Standards and Required Labeling This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tool assists with understanding where energy is typically consumed within a building and how

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Building Energy Model Development for Retrofit Homes  

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Based on previous research conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Florida Solar Energy Center providing technical assistance to implement 22 deep energy retrofits across the nation, 6 homes were selected in Florida and Texas for detailed post-retrofit energy modeling to assess realized energy savings (Chandra et al, 2012). However, assessing realized savings can be difficult for some homes where pre-retrofit occupancy and energy performance are unknown. Initially, savings had been estimated using a HERS Index comparison for these homes. However, this does not account for confounding factors such as occupancy and weather. This research addresses a method to more reliably assess energy savings achieved in deep energy retrofits for which pre-retrofit utility bills or occupancy information in not available. A metered home, Riverdale, was selected as a test case for development of a modeling procedure to account occupancy and weather factors, potentially creating more accurate estimates of energy savings. This true up procedure was developed using Energy Gauge USA software and post-retrofit homeowner information and utility bills. The 12 step process adjusts the post-retrofit modeling results to correlate with post-retrofit utility bills and known occupancy information. The trued post retrofit model is then used to estimate pre-retrofit energy consumption by changing the building efficiency characteristics to reflect the pre-retrofit condition, but keeping all weather and occupancy-related factors the same. This creates a pre-retrofit model that is more comparable to the post-retrofit energy use profile and can improve energy savings estimates. For this test case, a home for which pre- and post- retrofit utility bills were available was selected for comparison and assessment of the accuracy of the true up procedure. Based on the current method, this procedure is quite time intensive. However, streamlined processing spreadsheets or incorporation into existing software tools would improve the efficiency of the process. Retrofit activity appears to be gaining market share, and this would be a potentially valuable capability with relevance to marketing, program management, and retrofit success metrics.

Chasar, David; McIlvaine, Janet; Blanchard, Jeremy; Widder, Sarah H.; Baechler, Michael C.

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New Year, New Certification Opportunities for Home Energy Workers  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Energy Department has developed a new certification program for quality control inspectors, energy auditors, crew leaders, and retrofit installer technicians, as part of the Weatherization Assistance Program's Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project.

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Orlando Utilities Commission- Home Energy Efficiency Fix-Up Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Orlando Utilities Commission's Home Energy Fix-Up Program provides assistance to low-income residential customers. To qualify for the program the total annual family income must be less than $40...

256

At Home  

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21, 1997 21, 1997 Number 6 A profile of the Fermilab user community At Home and Loved by Judy Jackson, Fermilab Office of Public Affairs They come from Texas and from Turkey; from Colombia the country and Columbia the university; from as nearby as Elmhurst, Illinois and as far away as Beijing, China; from Oxford, England to Oxford, Mississippi; from university groups as large as 50 and as small as one. Figures recently released by the Laboratory's Office of Program Planning show Fermilab's users as a diverse and growing community of physicists and students engaged in a range of experiments aimed at discovering the fundamental nature of matter at the frontiers of particle physics research. What is a user? It seems obvious, but defining a labora- tory user is harder than it looks. Different

257

Going Home Again  

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Wolfe, T. 1940. You cant go home again. New York: HarperSusan J. 2007. You Cant Go Home Again: Homesickness andwork, and as such, I cannot go home. William Riggs is a PhD

Riggs, William

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Get Assistance  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Technical assistance is provided through national laboratories, regional and national associations of state decision-makers, and federal government staff. OE provides technical assistance in...

259

Home Design & Remodeling | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Design & Remodeling Design & Remodeling Home Design & Remodeling Ultra-Efficient Home Design An ultra-efficient home can be designed and built to produce as much energy as it uses -- or even more! Read more Passive Solar Home Design Passive solar design takes advantage of a building's site, climate, and materials to minimize energy use. Read more Whole-House Systems Approach A whole-house systems approach considers the house as an energy system with interdependent parts, each of which affects the performance of the entire system. This approach helps homeowners, architects, and builders develop successful strategies for optimizing home energy efficiency. Read more Investing in your home's energy efficiency when designing a new home or remodeling an existing one can help you save energy and money in the long

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DOE Challenge Home, Washington Program Requirements  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

DOE Challenge Home Washington Program Requirements 9-1-2013 To qualify as a DOE Challenge Home, a home shall meet the minimum requirements specified below, be verified and field-tested in accordance with HERS Standards by an approved verifier, and meet all applicable codes. Builders may meet the requirements of either the Performance Path or the Prescriptive path to qualify a home. 1 Single family detached and attached dwelling units, and dwelling units in multifamily buildings with 3 stories or fewer above-grade 2,3 are eligible for qualification. DOE Challenge Home Prescriptive Path The prescriptive path provides a single set of measures that can be used to construct a DOE Challenge Home labeled home. Modeling is not required, but no tradeoffs are allowed. Follow these steps to use the prescriptive path:

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261

IPv6 Home Automation.  

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?? Home automation is the systematic controlling and monitoring of everyday home devices such as lighting, heating, window blinds and appliances (both white goods and (more)

Hdn, Thor

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weatherization & Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy  

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Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Sign Up for Project Updates The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project helps establish a national residential energy upgrade industry and a skilled and credentialed workforce. The project creates standard work specifications, advanced professional certifications for workers, and accredited training programs. The Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project is a collaboration between DOE and the home energy performance industry. Learn more about the project and find project updates. Information on: Standard Work Specifications Industry-approved work specifications define acceptable outcomes for weatherization and home energy upgrades. Home Energy Professional Certifications

263

LEDSGP/assistance | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

assistance assistance < LEDSGP Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP Logo.png Advancing climate-resilient low emission development around the world Home About Tools Expert Assistance Events Publications Join Us Expert Assistance Finance Transport Meet the Experts Assistance Provided Expert Assistance on LEDS We provide no-cost expert assistance on LEDS-related finance and waste, and we will soon be providing no-cost expert assistance on transport and analysis activities. In addition, our partners at the Clean Energy Solutions Center, provide no-cost clean energy policy assistance. Powered by OpenEI ledsgp.org is built on the same platform as the popular Wikipedia site. Like Wikipedia, it is a "wiki" or website developed collaboratively by a community of users. Thanks to our unique relationship with OpenEI.org, you

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Masco Home Services/WellHome | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

WellHome Jump to: navigation, search Name: Masco Home ServicesWellHome Place: Taylor, MI Website: http:www.mascohomeserviceswe References: Masco Home ServicesWellHome1...

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Green Extreme Homes &...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Green Extreme Homes & Carl Franklin Homes, Garland, TX DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Green Extreme Homes & Carl Franklin Homes, Garland, TX Case study of a DOE Zero Energy...

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Performance of a Heat Pump Water Heater in the Hot-Humid Climate, Windermere, Florida (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Performance of...

267

GREEN HOMES LONG ISLAND  

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GREEN HOMES LONG ISLAND Town of Babylon Steve Bellone, Supervisor green your house, slash your to introduce Long Island Green Homes, an innovative program that will help residents make their homes more energy-efficient and reduce our community's carbon footprint. Why do we call it Long Island Green Homes

Kammen, Daniel M.

268

Home Workspace Field Description  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Proposal Management Reviewer Home Workspace Field Description Last updated: 4/1/2013 1 of 2 http://eresearch.umich.edu Proposal Management Reviewer Home Workspace Your Home Workspace is your launch pad for eResearch Proposal to the project. Who Can See the Reviewer Home Workspace: People with Reviewer or Reviewer Who Can Sign access

Shyy, Wei

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PNM - Energy Star Home Builder Rebate Program | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

PNM - Energy Star Home Builder Rebate Program PNM - Energy Star Home Builder Rebate Program PNM - Energy Star Home Builder Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Construction Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info Expiration Date 12/31/2012 State New Mexico Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Energy Star for Homes Version 2.5: $750/home Provider PNM PNM is offering home builders a rebate for each Energy Star-qualified home they build in PNM service areas. Every Energy Star-qualified home must include effective insulation and air sealing, high performance windows, doors and skylights, tight construction and ducts, and independent testing and inspection. The builder must arrange for a qualified Home Energy Rater

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Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score  

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Get Involved with Home Get Involved with Home Energy Score to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Get Involved Partners Research & Background FAQs Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

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Guidelines for Participating in the DOE Challenge Home | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Residential Buildings » Challenge Home » Guidelines for Residential Buildings » Challenge Home » Guidelines for Participating in the DOE Challenge Home Guidelines for Participating in the DOE Challenge Home The DOE Challenge Home is a new and compelling way to recognize builders for their leadership in increasing energy efficiency, improving indoor air quality, and making homes zero net-energy ready. The program builds upon the comprehensive building science requirements of ENERGY STAR® for Homes Version 3, along with proven Building America innovations and best practices. Other special attribute programs are incorporated to help builders reach unparalleled levels of performance with homes designed to last hundreds of years. DOE Challenge Homes are verified by a qualified third-party and are at least 40%-50% more energy efficient than a typical new home. This generally

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SciTech Connect: Reducing Energy Use in Existing Homes by 30...  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Reducing Energy Use in Existing Homes by 30%: Learning From Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Reducing Energy Use in Existing Homes by...

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EERE Celebrates Completion of 1 Million Weatherized American Homes |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

EERE Celebrates Completion of 1 Million Weatherized American Homes EERE Celebrates Completion of 1 Million Weatherized American Homes EERE Celebrates Completion of 1 Million Weatherized American Homes September 27, 2012 - 10:07am Addthis 1 of 6 David Poindexter with Veterans Green Jobs, puts moisture barrier and insulation into the crawl space of this Lakewood, Colorado, home. This home is part of the Energy Department's Weatherization Assistance Program that supports energy efficiency upgrades to low-income homes in Denver. In addition, the Department's Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program supports development of National Residential Retrofit Guidelines that will improve worker training and workforce development for weatherization and home improvement workers and enable these industries to increase the value of their services to homeowners. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder,

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31,000 Homes Weatherized in June | Department of Energy  

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31,000 Homes Weatherized in June 31,000 Homes Weatherized in June 31,000 Homes Weatherized in June August 23, 2010 - 11:21am Addthis Cathy Zoi Former Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy One of the best and most exciting parts of my job is helping make homes and businesses more efficient. Why? The places where we live and work consume 40% of the energy we use in the U.S. Through tune-ups to existing homes or new construction, doing more while using less energy is key to improving our buildings and energy future. Last week, we announced that during the month of June, more than 31,000 low-income homes nationwide underwent retrofits to use less energy. This month represents the largest number of homes ever upgraded - or "weatherized" - in a single month. Through the Recovery Act, more

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Celebrating the Completion of 1 Million Weatherized American Homes |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Celebrating the Completion of 1 Million Weatherized American Homes Celebrating the Completion of 1 Million Weatherized American Homes Celebrating the Completion of 1 Million Weatherized American Homes Addthis 1 of 6 David Poindexter with Veterans Green Jobs, puts moisture barrier and insulation into the crawl space of this Lakewood, Colorado, home. This home is part of the Energy Department's Weatherization Assistance Program that supports energy efficiency upgrades to low-income homes in Denver. In addition, the Department's Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program supports development of National Residential Retrofit Guidelines that will improve worker training and workforce development for weatherization and home improvement workers and enable these industries to increase the value of their services to homeowners. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder,

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Energy Saving Homes & Buildings, Continuum Magazine, Spring 2014...  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

36% of building energy use. The Recovery through Retrofit report in 2009 noted that upgrading energy performance in U.S. homes could reduce energy usage by 40% per home, cut...

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Winchester...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

to develop a new set of high performance home designs-including advanced wall and HVAC systems-that could be applicable on a production scale. Winchester Homes and Camberley...

278

Webinar: Marketing and Sales Solutions for Zero Energy Ready Homes  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings,...

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On Distant Speech Recognition for Home Michel Vacher, Benjamin Lecouteux, and Francois Portet  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

On Distant Speech Recognition for Home Automation Michel Vacher, Benjamin Lecouteux, and Fran a new home automation system based on voice command to improve support and well-being of people in loss.Vacher,Benjamin.Lecouteux,Francois.portet}@imag.fr Abstract. In the framework of Ambient Assisted Living, home automa- tion may be a solution for helping

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Using Markov Logic Network for On-line Activity Recognition from Non-Visual Home  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Using Markov Logic Network for On-line Activity Recognition from Non-Visual Home Automation Sensors automation equipments coexist. This research is linked to the Sweet-Home project which aims at developing and dissemination of assistive technology would be more efficient if it is built on standard home automation

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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281

Homes News and Blog | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Homes News and Blog Homes News and Blog Homes News and Blog Blog A three-part Energy Department-funded study indicates LEDs are more environmentally friendly than compact fluorescent and incandescent lights. | Energy Department graphic Study: Environmental Benefits of LEDs Greater Than CFLs December 9, 2013 4:13 PM Final results of a three-part Energy Department-funded study found that LEDs have less negative environmental impacts than incandescent bulbs and a slight edge over CFLs. Read The Full Story Homes News and Blog Improving Energy Efficiency and Creating Jobs Through Weatherization December 9, 2013 9:37 AM Since 2009, when the Energy Department seized a major opportunity to invest $5 billion through our Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to stimulate job growth and help families affected by the Read The Full Story

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Lancaster County Career and Technology Center Green Home 3- Mount Joy, Pennsylvania  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This case study describes a unique vocational program at Lancaster County Career Technology Center in Mount Joy, PA, where high school students are gaining hands-on construction experience in building high performance homes with help from Building America team, Home Innovation Research Labs. This collaboration resulted in the Green Home 3, the third in a series of high performance homes for Apprentice Green.

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ENERGY STAR Update: EPA Announces Updated Home Energy Yardstick for Assessing Home Energy Use (April 18, 2013)  

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8, 2013 8, 2013 EPA Announces Updated Home Energy Yardstick for Assessing Home Energy Use American homeowners can see how their home energy use measures up by using EPA's free online energy assessment tool called the Home Energy Yardstick. The Yardstick is a simple performance-based tool that compares a home's annual energy use to other similar homes. Since 2010, nearly a quarter of a million Americans have used the Yardstick to better understand the energy consumption of their homes. By answering a few basic questions, a homeowner can get: - The home's Yardstick score (on a scale of 1 to 10); - Insights into how much of the home's energy use is related to heating and cooling versus other everyday uses like appliances, lighting, and hot water; - Links to guidance from EPA's ENERGY STAR program on how to increase the home's score, improve comfort,

284

Chris Sexton Assistant Director  

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Peter Armstrong Infrastructure Stewart Harris Application Support Martin Rapier Network Group Unix Group Barraclough Business Support Peter Armstrong Performance Space Reuben Grocock Assistant Director Business Julia Harrison Programme and Projects Unit Pablo Stern Reporting & Management Information Phillip

Martin, Stephen John

285

Contractor Employee Assistance at DOE Contractor Sites  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Worker Safety and Health Assistance Worker Safety and Health Assistance Home Mission and Functions Voluntary Protection Program Employee Assistance Program for DOE Contractor and Subcontractor Workers Technical Assistance Rulemaking Human Reliability Program Technical Assistance Rulemaking Health and Safety HSS Logo Contractor Employee Assistance at DOE Contractor Sites Employee Assistance Program For DOE Contractor and Subcontractor Workers The DOE Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for DOE contractor and subcontractor workers complements the DOE medical and psychological evaluations and surveillance program. The EAP provides contractor workers who are experiencing personal problems with an opportunity to receive appropriate treatment and support. The goal of the EAP is to provide a conduit through which the individual can resolve personal and workplace problems. The HSS EAP Manager aids the DOE contracting organizations to maintain a healthy and productive workforce.

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DOE Challenge Home, California Program Requirements  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

DOE Challenge Home California Program Requirements These Program Requirements shall only be used in the State of California. To qualify as a DOE Challenge Home, a home shall meet the minimum requirements specified below, be verified and field-tested in accordance with HERS Standards by an approved verifier, and meet all applicable codes. Builders may meet the requirements of either the Performance Path or the Prescriptive path to qualify a home. 1 Single family detached and attached dwelling units, and dwelling units in multifamily buildings with 3 stories or fewer above-grade 2,3 are eligible for qualification. DOE Challenge Home Prescriptive Path The prescriptive path provides a single set of measures that can be used to construct a DOE Challenge Home labeled

287

Federal Energy Management Program: Assistance and Contacts for Energy  

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Assistance and Assistance and Contacts for Energy Savings Performance Contracts to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Assistance and Contacts for Energy Savings Performance Contracts on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Assistance and Contacts for Energy Savings Performance Contracts on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Assistance and Contacts for Energy Savings Performance Contracts on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Assistance and Contacts for Energy Savings Performance Contracts on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Assistance and Contacts for Energy Savings Performance Contracts on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Assistance and Contacts for Energy Savings Performance Contracts on

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: Healthy Efficient Homes - Spirit...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Old Greenwich, CT, Custom DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Cobblestone Homes, Midland, MI DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Caldwell and Johnson, Charlestown, RI...

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Cobblestone Homes, Midland...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Old Greenwich, CT, Custom DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: Healthy Efficient Homes - Spirit Lake, Iowa DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Caldwell and Johnson, Charlestown, RI...

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Home Energy Yardstick : ENERGY STAR  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Home > Home Improvement > Home Energy Yardstick Home > Home Improvement > Home Energy Yardstick Home Energy Yardstick Assess the energy efficiency of your home and see how it measures up: EPA's Home Energy Yardstick provides a simple assessment of your home's annual energy use compared to similar homes. By answering a few basic questions about your home, you can get: Your home's Home Energy Yardstick score (on a scale of 1 to 10); Insights into how much of your home's energy use is related to heating and cooling versus other everyday uses like appliances, lighting, and hot water; Links to guidance from ENERGY STAR on how to increase your home's score, improve comfort, and lower utility bills; and An estimate of your home's annual carbon emissions. Learn more about how the Home Energy Yardstick works.

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Massachusetts Captures Home Energy Waste  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In Massachusetts, getting residents to pay attention to their energy use was as simple as a snapshot. The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) equipped a hybrid SUV with a thermal imaging system. In 2011, the vehicle traveled through seven communities and performed thermal scans of the approximately 40,000 homes it passed.

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Home Energy Assessments  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A home energy assessment, also known as a home energy audit, is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient. An assessment will show you problems that may, when corrected, save you significant amounts of money over time. This video shows some of the ways that a contractor may test your home during an assessment, and helps you understand how an assessment can help you move toward energy savings. Find out more at: http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/energy_audits/index.cfm/mytopic=11160

Dispenza, Jason

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Homes | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Science & Innovation » Energy Efficiency » Homes Science & Innovation » Energy Efficiency » Homes Homes New Savings Projects provide step-by-step instructions on home energy efficiency improvements. Learn how to weatherstrip double-hung (or sash) windows. Also check out our guide to sealing air leaks with caulk. New Savings Projects provide step-by-step instructions on home energy efficiency improvements. Learn how to weatherstrip double-hung (or sash) windows. Also check out our guide to sealing air leaks with caulk. Our homes are a major source of energy use in the U.S. Improving the

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Exploring California PV Home Premiums  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Understanding the Solar Home Price Premium: ElectricityStudy of 30 Single?Family Homes in the North and Northwestin California: The Effect on Home Sales Prices. Contemporary

Hoen, Ben

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Imagine Homes | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Imagine Homes Jump to: navigation, search Name: Imagine Homes Place: San Antonio, TX Website: http:www.imaginehomes.com References: Imagine Homes1 Information About Partnership...

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Pardee Homes | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Pardee Homes Jump to: navigation, search Name: Pardee Homes Place: Los Angeles, CA Website: http:www.pardeehomes.com References: Pardee Homes1 Information About Partnership...

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Environmental Policy and Assistance  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support & Corporate Safety Analysis HS-20 Home Mission & Functions » Office of Nuclear Safety, Quality Assurance & Environment » Sustainability Support » Environmental Policy & Assistance » Corporate Safety Programs » Analysis Program Contacts What's New? Sustainability Support Environment Corporate Safety Programs Analysis Environment Environmental Policy Environmental Guidance Environmental Reports Environmental Management System Radiation Protection Environmental Compliance Environmental Justice Environmental Training Environmental Tools Search Our Documents Topics & Resources Air Analytical Services Program CERCLA Cultural & Natural Resources DOE Comments on Rulemakings Federal Environmental Laws

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Questar Gas - Home Builder Gas Appliance Rebate Program (Idaho) |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Questar Gas - Home Builder Gas Appliance Rebate Program (Idaho) Questar Gas - Home Builder Gas Appliance Rebate Program (Idaho) Questar Gas - Home Builder Gas Appliance Rebate Program (Idaho) < Back Eligibility Construction Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Program Info State Idaho Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount New Construction Home Options Builder Option Package 1: $50 (single family), $50 (multifamily) Builder Option Package 2: $100 (single family), $100 (multifamily) Energy Star 3.0: $300 (single family), $200 (multifamily) High Performance Home: $500 (single family), $300 (multifamily)

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Home | Register Web Search: News Home Page  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Home | Register Web Search: News Home Page News Digest Photo Galleries Politics Nation Science bright to dark; each change represents one digital "bit" of information. The problem is equivalent) [4/7/2000 2:39:49 PM] #12;Toolbox On the Web Census information Federal crime data Economy by region

Hochberg, Michael

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Get Involved with Home Energy Score | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Residential Buildings » Home Energy Score » Get Involved with Residential Buildings » Home Energy Score » Get Involved with Home Energy Score Get Involved with Home Energy Score The Department of Energy's (DOE) Home Energy Score helps homeowners understand the energy performance of their homes and how they compare to other homes nationwide. Energy professionals and organizations can use the Score to promote energy efficiency to homeowners and encourage investments in energy improvements. Information for Homeowners Information for Interested Organizations Information for Interested Assessors Highlights Home Energy Scoring Tool Updated Home Energy Scoring Tool v.2014 features improved calculation methodology, user interface and mobility on the 10-point scale. Visit the Research and Background webpage and DOE's Progress Alert to learn more.

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301

Home Energy Score: Program Update for Interested Stakeholders  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Home Energy Score: Home Energy Score: Program Update for Interested Stakeholders Joan Glickman Senior Advisor/Program Manager U.S. Department of Energy July 23, 2012 1 eere.energy.gov DOE's objectives for the Home Energy Score Program * Strengthen the home energy improvement market * Provide an affordable and credible means for homeowners to understand - their home's energy performance, - how their home compares to others in their area, and - how to improve its efficiency. * Build on and complement existing home energy improvement efforts * Help trained workers enter the private sector energy improvement market, as Weatherization work funded by the Recovery Act ramps down 2 eere.energy.gov Better Information: Home Energy Score * Voluntary MPG rating for homes and

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Energy 101: Home Energy Assessment | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Home Energy Assessment Home Energy Assessment Energy 101: Home Energy Assessment Addthis Description A home energy checkup helps owners determine where their house is losing energy, money and how such problems can be corrected to make the home more energy efficient. A professional technician, often called an energy auditor, can give your home a checkup. You can also do some of the steps yourself. This video includes examples of examining insulation, inspecting the furnace and ductwork, performing a blower door test and using an infrared camera to detect leaks. Duration 3:31 Topic Tax Credits, Rebates, Savings Home Energy Audits Energy Sector Jobs Education & Training Credit Energy Department Video MR. : In any season a leaky home costs money. How do you stop it? It starts with a comprehensive home energy checkup. That's a

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Influence of Tip Clearance and Inlet Flow Distortion on Ducted Fan Performance in VTOL UAVs Graduate Research Assistant  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

(Pa) CpTotal = Total pressure coefficient = Rotational speed (radian/sec) r = Radial distance measured military tasks, they can continuously transmit surveillance data and act as a relay station. Although to study the flow characteristics of ducted fans. Abrego and Bulaga [1] performed wind tunnel tests

Camci, Cengiz

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Batteries - Home  

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Advanced Battery Research, Development, and Testing Advanced Battery Research, Development, and Testing Argonne's Research Argonne plays a major role in the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) energy storage program within its Office of Vehicle Technologies. Activities include: Developing advanced anode and cathode materials under DOE's longer term exploratory R&D program Leading DOE's applied R&D program focused on improving lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery technology for use in transportation applications Developing higher capacity electrode materials and electrolyte systems that will increase the energy density of lithium batteries for extended electric range PHEV applications Conducting independent performance and life tests on other advanced (Li-Ion, Ni-MH, Pb-Acid) batteries. Argonne's R&D focus is on advanced lithium battery technologies to meet the energy storage needs of the light-duty vehicle market.

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Not Your Parents' Mobile Home  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This article describes construction of the first manufactured home ever produced from structural insulated panels. The home was built in July 2000 by Champion Enterprises at its Silverton, Oregon, plant. The house was completed on the assembly line in 9 days including a 300-mile road test. The paper examines the design and approval process leading to the project, the manufacturing process and its adjustment to SIPs, and the transportation and energy performance of the house after it was built. PNNL coordinated this project and conducted long-term monitoring on the house. The WSU Energy Program conducted building diagnostics testing once the house was occupied. PNNL and WSU involvement was funded by the U.S. DOE Building America Program. The Oregon Office of Energy conducted blower door and duct blaster tests. The completed home was estimated to reduce energy consumption by 50% and to have twice the structural strength required by HUD code for manufactured homes. The demonstration proved that the manufactured home production line could support SIPs production simultaneously with traditional construction and without major modifications, the line work in parallel with SIPs and traditional materials. The project revealed severl possibilities for further improving cost and time savings with SIPs construction, that might translate into increased capacity.

Baechler, Michael C.; Hadley, Donald L.

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Mandalay Homes, Prescott...  

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

Study: Mandalay Homes, Prescott Valley, AZ DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Mandalay Homes, Prescott Valley, AZ Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready home in northern AZ that...

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study, Mandalay Homes, Phoenix...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Mandalay Homes, Phoenix, AZ, Affordable DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study, Mandalay Homes, Phoenix, AZ, Affordable Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in Phoenix, AZ...

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Amerisips Homes, Charleston...  

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

Amerisips Homes, Charleston, SC DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Amerisips Homes, Charleston, SC Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready home on Johns Island in Charleston, SC,...

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Cobblestone Homes, Midland...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Cobblestone Homes, Midland, MI DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Cobblestone Homes, Midland, MI Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready home in Midland, MI, that scored HERS 49...

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Home Energy Saver  

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Polls Polls Poll questions What kind of energy improvements have you done on your home? If you have a ceiling fan, how many hours per day do you use it? (average summer and winter) Have you tried LED lights in your home? What is your experience using spray foam insulation? How often do you use a home clothesdryer (rather than air drying)? Do you think your home's energy efficiency influences its resale value? More ... Poll questions What kind of energy improvements have you done on your home? If you have a ceiling fan, how many hours per day do you use it? (average summer and winter) Have you tried LED lights in your home? What is your experience using spray foam insulation? How often do you use a home clothesdryer (rather than air drying)? Do you think your home's energy efficiency influences its resale value?

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Processing Poultry at Home  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

With hot water for scalding, ice water for chilling and a sharp knife, poultry can be processed at home for dressed poultry shows or home consumption. This publication discusses facilities and equipment, New York dressing, evisceration, chilling...

Davis, Michael

2006-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar-powered/fuel-assisted Rankine-cycle power and cooling system: Simulation method and seasonal performance  

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The subject of this analysis is a solar cooling system based on a novel hybrid steam Rankine cycle. Steam is generated by the use of solar energy collected at about 100/sup 0/C, and it is then superheated to about 600/sup 0/C in a fossil-fuel-fired superheater. The addition of about 20-26 percent of fuel doubles the power cycle's efficiencyas compared to organic Rankine cycles operating at similar collector temperatures. A comprehensive computer program was developed to analyze the operation and performance of the entire power/cooling system. Transient simulation was performed on an hourly basis over a cooling season in two representative climatic regions (Washington, D.C. and Phoenix, Ariz.). One of the conclusions is that the seasonal system COP is 0.82 for the design configuration and that the use of watercooled condensers and flat-plate collectors of higher efficiency increases this value to 1.35.

Lior, N.; Koai, K.

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of refrigerant charge and structural parameters on the performance of a direct-expansion solar-assisted heat pump system  

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Abstract The direct-expansion solar-assisted heat pump (DX-SAHP) is widely studied as a refrigeration system, which can supply hot water for domestic use during the whole year. The system refrigerant charge and structure parameters are believed to have a great effect on the cycling thermal performance. The refrigerant mass charge including two-phase and single-phase in heat exchangers and pipes is calculated with distributed and lumped parameter approach mathematical models, respectively. Based on the system simulation program, the refrigerant distribution characteristics and system performance under varied structural parameters are obtained. The mathematical calculation results show that the 70%80% refrigerant charge exists in the condenser and collector; the optimum refrigerant charge, solar collector area, condenser pipe length and condenser internal diameter for the system are 1.651.75kg, 6.0m2, 70m and 9mm, respectively. In the optimum parameters, the better system performance and feasible cost can be achieved.

D. Zhang; Q.B. Wu; J.P. Li; X.Q. Kong

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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200,000 homes weatherized under the Recovery Act | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

200,000 homes weatherized under the Recovery Act 200,000 homes weatherized under the Recovery Act 200,000 homes weatherized under the Recovery Act Addthis Description Today Vice President Biden announced that the Weatherization Assistance Program has weatherized 200,000 homes under the Recovery Act. Speakers Cathy Zoi Duration 1:21 Topic Home Weatherization Energy Economy Recovery Act Credit Energy Department Video CATHY ZOI: Hi, there. I'm Cathy Zoi, assistant secretary of energy at DOE. Hey, today Vice President Biden made a big announcement. One of the cornerstone programs in the Recovery Act is the Weatherization Assistance Program. And during August, we will have weatherized 200,000 homes across America. That's 200,000 low-income families that will be benefitting from lower energy bills and from increased comfort in the

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Weatherized Homes Saving Money for Families Across the U.S. | Department of  

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Weatherized Homes Saving Money for Families Across the U.S. Weatherized Homes Saving Money for Families Across the U.S. Weatherized Homes Saving Money for Families Across the U.S. January 6, 2012 - 4:19pm Addthis Olaf Sander and Zump Urycki evaluate the heating system of a home in Loveland, Colorado, as part of the Weatherization Assistance Program. | Credit: Dennis Schroeder, NREL. Olaf Sander and Zump Urycki evaluate the heating system of a home in Loveland, Colorado, as part of the Weatherization Assistance Program. | Credit: Dennis Schroeder, NREL. April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs What does this mean for me? 750 thousand homes weatherized by the Weatherization Assistance Program in three years. The program is saving the average household weatherized $400 a year

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Brownfield Assistance Program (Delaware) | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Brownfield Assistance Program (Delaware) Brownfield Assistance Program (Delaware) Brownfield Assistance Program (Delaware) < Back Eligibility Commercial Agricultural Industrial Construction Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info Funding Source Delaware Strategic Fund State Delaware Program Type Grant Program Provider Business Financing The Brownfield Assistance Program, administrated by the Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) and funded from Delaware Strategic Fund, provides matching grants to owners and developers to encourage the redevelopment of environmentally distressed sites within the state. Brownfield redevelopment is an important tool for Delaware's livable growth, recycling the state's

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Retrofit of 1915 Home, Dayton, Washington  

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Built in 1915, this two-story, three-bedroom home with an unfinished Built in 1915, this two-story, three-bedroom home with an unfinished basement and 2,600 ft 2 of living space is typical of many older homes found in eastern Washington. Through the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program, researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory worked with local energy rater Energy Incentives, Inc., to assist the home owners in cost-effectively reducing their energy use by over 50%. The researchers used Energy Gauge USA simulation software to model retrofit packages and predict the most cost-effective retrofit measures within the homeowner's budget. The presence of asbestos insulation on the boiler made it more cost- effective to pursue efficiency measures that left the boiler in place to avoid the additional costs of disposal. Major energy and cost savings

318

DOE Challenge Home Label Methodology  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

A document of the U.S. Department of Energy's Zero Energy Ready Home (formerly Challenge Home) program.

319

Radon in Homes: Recent Developments  

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Radon in Homes: Recent Developments ... This report gives an update on current developments regarding the issue of radon in homes. ...

Charles H. Atwood

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Development of an Intelligent Energy Controller for Home Energy Saving in Heating/Cooling System .  

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??Energy is consumed every day at home as we perform simple tasks, such as watching television, washing dishes and heating/cooling home spaces during season of (more)

Abaalkhail, Rana

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Homes | Department of Energy  

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Homes Homes Homes EERE leads a robust network of researchers and other partners to continually develop cost-effective energy-saving solutions that help make our country run better through increased efficiency — promoting better plants, manufacturing processes, and products; more efficient new homes and improved older homes; and other solutions to enhance the buildings in which we work, shop, and lead our everyday lives. EERE leads a robust network of researchers and other partners to continually develop cost-effective energy-saving solutions that help make our country run better through increased efficiency - promoting better plants, manufacturing processes, and products; more efficient new homes and improved older homes; and other solutions to enhance the buildings in which

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Home Energy Saver  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

FAQs FAQs Most answers to questions about home energy use depend heavily on details for the specific home in question - the climate where the home is located, it's energy usage patterns, home size, configuration and features. For this reason, we can give general guidance here, but for a more definitive answer use the Home Energy Saver. Not finding what you need here? Try DOE's Information Center. General How can I save energy in my second home, which is unoccupied a large part of the year? What's the most common mistake people make in trying to save energy around the house? We don't own a home; we rent an apartment. What can we do? We have an older house. Which should we do first: insulate or replace the furnace? My neighbor's bills are much lower than mine, even though they have

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Home Energy Saver  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Questions and Answers about the Home Energy Saver Questions and Answers about the Home Energy Saver What is the Home Energy Saver? Home Energy Saver is a Web site for homeowners and renters who want to reduce their energy bills. This home energy information resource employs advanced simulation software with an easy-to-use interface that tells the user how much money he or she spends on the house's energy bills, and how much he or she could save by installing energy-efficient measures and technology. Home Energy Saver is the first site of its kind on the Internet. The site also provides links to many other Web sites to help make these improvements happen, and an email link to experts at the Department of Energy who can answer home energy-related questions. What is the Web site address? http://HES.lbl.gov

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Weatherization Assistance Program Quality Work Plan Requirements  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has introduced a comprehensive Quality Work Plan (QWP) that will establish a benchmark for quality home energy upgrades. This plan defines what is required when federal dollars are used to purchase weatherization services and leverages the resources developed through the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project. Below you will find links to QWP guidance, as well as links to the individual requirements.

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Experimental study on the performance of solar-assisted multi-functional heat pump based on enthalpy difference lab withsolar simulator  

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Abstract In the enthalpy difference lab with a solar simulator, the performance of the indirect expansion solar-assisted multi-functional heat pump (IX-SAMHP) can be tested in stable external environment quantificationally. In this paper, the performances of the IX-SAMHP working in the solar water heating mode and solar space heating mode were compared under different conditions. The experimental results indicate that the evaporating heat exchange rate and condensing heat exchange rate were synthetically effected by the evaporating and condensing temperature in the solar water heating mode. Moreover, compared with the situation without irradiation, when the irradiation was 500W/m2, the evaporating heat exchange rate and condensing heat exchange rate increased by 37.4% and 32.3%, respectively. In the solar space heating mode, when the irradiation increased from 0W/m2 to 500W/m2, the heating capacity increased by 20.4%. In the second-law analysis, the calculating results demonstrate that the exergy efficiency of the IX-SAMHP would be enhanced by inputting solar energy to the evaporator.

Ji Jie; Cai Jingyong; Huang Wenzhu; Feng Yan

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Metaevaluation of National Weatherization Assistance Program Based on State Studies, 1993-2002  

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The National Weatherization Assistance Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and implemented by state and local agencies throughout the United States, weatherizes homes for low-income residents in order to increase their energy efficiency and lower utility bills. Research staff members at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have performed two previous metaevaluations of this program (Berry, 1997; Schweitzer and Berry, 1999). Both of these earlier metaevaluations involved synthesizing the results from individual studies of state weatherization efforts completed during a several year period. This report is the third in a series of metaevaluations of state-level studies. It is built on the foundation developed by the previous two metaevaluations. The purpose of this report, like that of the two earlier ORNL metaevaluations, is to provide a current estimate of the average national energy savings per home weatherized for the Weatherization Assistance Program based on the relevant state-level studies. All three of the metaevaluations, including this one, were designed to be updates to the findings of a national evaluation of the Weatherization Assistance Program, which examined a representative national sample of several thousand structures weatherized in 1989 (Brown, Berry, Balzer, and Faby 1993). Although the first and second metaevaluations used separate sets of state-level studies, completed during different time periods, there was little difference in their findings about the typical national energy savings per weatherized home for homes that heat with natural gas. Our initial analysis efforts for this report involved repeating the same procedures that had been used in the previous two reports. In particular, we collected and examined only the state-level evaluations that had become available between September of 1998 and August of 2002. Once again, we found little difference in the average energy savings estimates per weatherized home that were produced with this third set of the most recently available state-level evaluations.

Berry, L

2003-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

327

Kitchen Table Strategy: Home Inspectors Driving Demand for Home Energy Upgrades  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

20/2012 20/2012 1 Benjamin Gromicko, InterNACHI "Kitchen Table" Strategy: Home Inspectors Driving Demand for Home Energy Upgrades 3/20/2012 2 Benjamin Gromicko, InterNACHI "Although the home performance industry's delivery of comprehensive energy and comfort improvements has been growing across the country, it continues to struggle in creating consumer attention and demand. Our industry's delivery timing is off. We are not yet engaging the homeowner at their sweet spot of making improvements -- right after they purchase a home! This is when they move most aggressively with all sorts of home improvement projects -- and, unfortunately, seldom with any concerns of energy use. I strongly believe the home inspection industry is in a prime position to educate new homeowners on the long-term

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National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Ex Parte Memorandum |  

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National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Ex Parte Memorandum National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Ex Parte Memorandum National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Ex Parte Memorandum On September 24th representatives from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) met with David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy (DOE), and other DOE staff to discuss proposals for the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). NAHB Ex Parte Memo More Documents & Publications Track C - Market-Driven Research Solutions From Tragedy to Triumph - Resources for Rebuilding Green after Disaster, EERE (Fact Sheet) Rebuilding Greensburg, Kansas, as a Model Green Community: A Case Study; NREL's Technical Assistance to Greensburg, June 2007-May 2009

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Building America Technlogy Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Improving the Field Performance of Natural Gas Furnaces, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet) Building America Technlogy Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Improving the Field...

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications, Ithaca, New York (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Optimizing...

331

Building Green in Greensburg: Silo Eco-Home  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

This poster highlights energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable features of the high-performing Silo Eco-Home building in Greensburg, Kansas.

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and...

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Grupe,...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Production Builders - Building America Top Innovation High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems; Volume 6 Building America Best Practices Series...

334

Technology Solutions for New Manufactured Homes, Idaho, Oregon...  

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

of readily available, cost-effective, high performance building assemblies and mechanical systems not commonly deployed in the manufactured home sector. The package was given...

335

An HVSM for improving the homing ability of visual robots  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The ability of insects returning home after being displaced far away from home is remarkable while the homing ability of existing robot navigators is often limited. The snapshot model is a computational model developed by biologists for investigating insects' homing ability. It computes a given home vector of the current image of the insect's surroundings only and a snapshot image is taken at target positions. This paper investigates the background of the snapshot model and the model is further developed and extended for robot visual homing. A new model, called horizontal and vertical snapshot model or HVSM, is proposed for developing effective control algorithms for robot visual homing. The experiments show that the HVSM has better performances by utilising information implicitly encoded in two dimensions of an image by a homing agent.

G.X. Peng; S.Q. Xie; Lei Cheng

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design Assistance Program | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Design Assistance Program Design Assistance Program Design Assistance Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Construction Industrial Installer/Contractor Multi-Family Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Cooling Manufacturing Other Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Insulation Design & Remodeling Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Solar Program Info Funding Source Focus On Energy Program State Wisconsin Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Design: $0.012 - $0.015/kWh saved Construction: $0.09/kWh saved and $0.55/therm saved Provider Focus on Energy The Focus on Energy Design Assistance Program provides design professionals, builders and developers of new buildings with whole building

337

Home Energy Saver  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Media Coverage and Other References to the Home Energy Saver Media Coverage and Other References to the Home Energy Saver Following are examples of the media coverage being received by the Home Energy Saver (HES). A large number of organizations and blogs link to the Home Energy Saver from their web sites. These include media companies, consumer-oriented web sites, energy utilities, state energy offices, educational institutions, and energy consulting firms. Print and Other Media MSN Real Estate - February Home-Maintenance Checklist, February 3, 2012 [PDF] GreenBuildingAdvisor.com - Weighing the Merits of Spray-Foam Insulation, January 23, 2012 [PDF] Bing - The Sun Rises on Solar Power, January 19, 2012 [PDF] Mother Nature Network - How to Save Energy at Home, January 17, 2012 [PDF] Case Remodeling - 10 Green Analysis Online Tools and Job

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Home Energy Saver  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Readings Readings No-Regrets Remodeling Selected excerpts from the book DIY from Home Energy magazine Roofs: Snowy and icy indicators of wasted money. Benchmarking: Compare a home's energy usage to that of similar homes. Air Sealing: Frozen pipe dilemnas. Refrigeration: Eight year olds burn a lot of energy. Walls and Windows: Sealing up a home's leaks. Energy Myths: Special web preview from Home Energy magazine Sept./Oct. 2001. Optimizing Your Ceiling Fan: Be more comfortable and save energy. Better Breathing: How to avoid mold, mildew, and that cave-like feeling. Beware the Closed Bedroom Door: It seems like such a simple act, but carbon monixde poisoning, smoke, and mold may follow. Sucking in Health Hazards: Does a house smell like a sewer? Energy Efficient Lighting: Can homes save money with compact

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Home Energy Saver  

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Hidden Cost of Home Energy Use Hidden Cost of Home Energy Use By improving your home's energy efficiency, you can profit in three ways: save money, improve your life, and help the earth, and making your home safer and more comfortable. Annual Carbon Dioxide Emissions from the Average House vs. the Average Car: Each year the average house releases over twice as much greenhouse gases as the typical car. House: 22,000 lbs/CO2 Car: 10,000 lbs/CO2 Many people believe that their car is the largest single source of air pollution for which they are personally responsible. But in fact, the average home causes the emission of more than twice as much carbon dioxide-the principal greenhouse gas-as the average car. This is because most of the energy consumed in our homes is produced by burning fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas. This pollution is actually a

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The webinar on Nov. 18, 2014, continued the series on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits.

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part I  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The webinar on Oct. 23, 2014 focused on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits.

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Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}/Zeolite nanocomposites synthesized by microwave assisted coprecipitation and its performance in reducing viscosity of heavy oil  

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Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}/Zeolite nanocomposites have been synthesized via microwave assisted coprecipitation method and show to be efficient in reducing viscosity of heavy oil compared to other Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}/Zeolite nanocomposites prepared by conventional method. The following precursors such as FeCl{sub 3}?6H{sub 2}O, FeSO{sub 4}?7H{sub 2}O, NH{sub 4}OH, and natural zeolite of heulandite type were used in the sample preparation. In this study, the effect of Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} composition in the composite and microwave time heating were investigated. Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}/Zeolite nanocomposites were then characterized to study the influence on crystal structures, morphology and physicochemical properties. The characterization techniques include X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and nitrogen physisorption. The results show that by increasing the microwave heating time, the degree of nanocomposite intergrowth can be enhanced. The nanocomposite was tested in catalytic aquathermolysis of heavy oil at 200C for 6 h and the Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}/zeolite of 1 to 4 ratios performed the highest viscosity reduction of heavy oil reaching 92%.

Iskandar, Ferry, E-mail: ferry@fi.itb.ac.id [Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jl. Ganesha 10 Bandung, 40132 (Indonesia); Fitriani, Pipit; Merissa, Shanty; Khairurrijal,; Abdullah, Mikrajuddin [Physics of Electronic Materials Research Division, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jalan Ganesa 10, Bandung 40132 (Indonesia); Mukti, Rino R. [Division of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jalan Ganesa 10, Bandung 40132 (Indonesia)

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Speech analysis for Ambient Assisted Living : technical and user design of a vocal order system  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

= "Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), Home Automation, Audio Analysis, Vocal Order, Safety and Comfort", } hal: Principles and Design, Fei Hu (Ed.) (2013) 607-638" #12;the access to the whole home automation system, communication with the outside world, home automation system interrupting a person's activity. The experiment

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

344

HUD Home Improvements  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Provides a collection of information, resources, and updates related to home improvements and insurance for manufactured housing. Author: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

345

Home Automation Using Elvin.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

?? Home automation systems of today tend to be external solutions to an existing product that enable rather complex and expensive communications equipment to be (more)

Malm, Anders

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Home Safety: Radon Gas  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Every home should be tested for radon, an invisible, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally. This publication explains the health risks, testing methods, and mitigation and reduction techniques....

Shaw, Bryan W.; Denny, Monica L.

1999-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

347

Evaluation of Humidity Control Options in Hot-Humid Climate Homes (Fact Sheet)  

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This technical highlight describes NREL research to analyze the indoor relative humidity in three home types in the hot-humid climate zone, and examine the impacts of various dehumidification equipment and controls. As the Building America program researches construction of homes that achieve greater source energy savings over typical mid-1990s construction, proper modeling of whole-house latent loads and operation of humidity control equipment has become a high priority. Long-term high relative humidity can cause health and durability problems in homes, particularly in a hot-humid climate. In this study, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) used the latest EnergyPlus tool equipped with the moisture capacitance model to analyze the indoor relative humidity in three home types: a Building America high-performance home; a mid-1990s reference home; and a 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)-compliant home in hot-humid climate zones. They examined the impacts of various dehumidification equipment and controls on the high-performance home where the dehumidification equipment energy use can become a much larger portion of whole-house energy consumption. The research included a number of simulated cases: thermostat reset, A/C with energy recovery ventilator, heat exchanger assisted A/C, A/C with condenser reheat, A/C with desiccant wheel dehumidifier, A/C with DX dehumidifier, A/C with energy recovery ventilator, and DX dehumidifier. Space relative humidity, thermal comfort, and whole-house source energy consumption were compared for indoor relative humidity set points of 50%, 55%, and 60%. The study revealed why similar trends of high humidity were observed in all three homes regardless of energy efficiency, and why humidity problems are not necessarily unique in the high-performance home. Thermal comfort analysis indicated that occupants are unlikely to notice indoor humidity problems. The study confirmed that supplemental dehumidification is needed to maintain space relative humidity (RH) below 60% in a hot-humid climate home. Researchers also concluded that while all the active dehumidification options included in the study successfully controlled space relative humidity excursions, the increase in whole-house energy consumption was much more sensitive to the humidity set point than the chosen technology option. In the high-performance home, supplemental dehumidification equipment results in a significant source energy consumption penalty at 50% RH set point (12.6%-22.4%) compared to the consumption at 60% RH set point (1.5%-2.7%). At 50% and 55% RH set points, A/C with desiccant wheel dehumidifier and A/C with ERV and high-efficiency DX dehumidifier stand out as the two cases resulting in the smallest increase of source energy consumption. At an RH set point of 60%, all explicit dehumidification technologies result in similar insignificant increases in source energy consumption and thus are equally competitive.

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2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Selling the solar home '80: market findings for the housing industry  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This is the second report on marketing experiences in the HUD residential solar heating and cooling demonstration program, which supports many different types of solar projects and collects data on their performance and on the experiences of builders in marketing these projects. The study of market factors affecting the acceptance and sale of solar homes is intended to assist and encourage builders interested in including solar energy in future projects. The data are based on a small sample of HUD projects awarded in three cycles between January 1976 and May 1977. The market data collection process involved field visits to each site and comprehensive interviews with key actors in the construction and marketing process; with local government officials in the building code department, tax assessor's office, and zoning agency; and with the purchasers of the solar homes. For comparison purposes, interviews were also held with builders and buyers of conventional homes. Followup interviews were held with the purchasers of the solar homes at 6 - month intervals to determine levels of satisfaction, obtain information on energy use and utility costs, and identify attitudes toward solar energy. Questions were also asked about the operation, performance and maintenance of the solar systems. The solar outlook is seen as encouraging, with three - quarters of builders willing to construct additional solar homes outside the HUD program. The trend has shifted from active to passive solar design. Further study is recommended to determine frequency and cost of repairs and to document energy savings and relate these savings to operating expenses and the initial system cost. Illustrations and tabular data are provided.

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1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Anaheim Public Utilities - Residential Home Efficiency Rebate Program |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Residential Home Efficiency Rebate Residential Home Efficiency Rebate Program Anaheim Public Utilities - Residential Home Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Appliances & Electronics Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Ventilation Manufacturing Commercial Lighting Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate Air Duct Repair: $300 Ceiling Fan: 3 fans Program Info State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Refrigerator: $50 Refrigerator Recycling: $50 Dishwasher: $50 Room A/C: $50 Central A/C: $100/ton High Performance windows: $1/sq ft Air Duct Repair: 50% of repair cost Ceiling Fan: $20 Whole House Fan: $100

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Improving the Field Performance of Natural Gas Furnaces, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

the Field Performance the Field Performance of Natural Gas Furnaces Chicago, Illinois PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Improving Gas Furnace Performance-A Field and Lab Study at End of Life Location: Chicago, IL Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit www.gastechnology.org Building Component: Natural Gas Furnaces Application: New and/or retrofit; Single and/or multifamily Year Tested: 2012/2013 Applicable Climate Zone(s): All or specify which ones PERFORMANCE DATA Cost of Energy Efficiency Measure (including labor): $250 for adjustments Projected Energy Savings: 6.4% heating savings Projected Energy Cost Savings: $100/year climate-dependent Gas furnaces can successfully operate in the field for 20 years or longer with

351

Building America Technlogy Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Improving the Field Performance of Natural Gas Furnaces, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In this project, the PARR research team examined the impact that common installation practices and age-induced equipment degradation may have on the installed performance of natural gas furnaces, as measured by steady-state efficiency and AFUE.

352

Review of Selected Home Energy Auditing Tools  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

REVIEW OF SELECTED HOME REVIEW OF SELECTED HOME ENERGY AUDITING TOOLS In Support of the Development of a National Building Performance Assessment and Rating Program Prepared for: The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Prepared by: SENTECH, Inc. (now part of SRA International, Inc.) November 2, 2010 TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS ....................................................................................................... 2 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .......................................................................................... 3 2. INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................. 4 3. ENERGY AUDIT TOOL TYPES ................................................................................. 5

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Performance of a Heat Pump Water Heater in the Hot-Humid Climate, Windermere, Florida (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

For a 6-month period, the Building America team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings monitored the performance of a heat pump water heater in Windermere, Florida. The study found that the HPWH performed 144% more efficiently than a traditional electric resistance water heater, saving approximately 64% on water heating annually. The monitoring showed that the domestic hot water draw was a primary factor affecting the system's operating efficiency.

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Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Project (Fact Sheet), Guidelines For Home Energy Professionals, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Guidelines for Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Project The U.S. Department of Energy and the home energy upgrade industry collaborate to define high-quality work and develop highly qualified workers. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) was created in 1976 and has weatherized more than 7.3 million households since its inception. Throughout the years, private industry, public utilities, municipalities, and states have also implemented numerous home energy upgrade programs in the market-making weatherization efforts a staple in their energy efficiency portfolios. The Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project was created to provide a high-quality baseline between states, agencies, employers, employees, and homeown-

355

Yahoo! My Yahoo! Mail --Home News Home Hel  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Yahoo! My Yahoo! Mail Search Sign In - -Home News Home Hel News Finance Sports Movies Welcome dalemeade08540 Sign Out Yahoo! India News Mon, Apr 18, 2005 Search News Stories for Search News Home Top

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The Home Microbiome Project  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Home Microbiome Project is an initiative aimed at uncovering the dynamic co-associations between people's bacteria and the bacteria found in their homes.The hope is that the data and project will show that routine monitoring of the microbial diversity of your body and of the environment in which you live is possible.

Gilbert, Jack

2014-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

357

The Home Microbiome Project  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

The Home Microbiome Project is an initiative aimed at uncovering the dynamic co-associations between people's bacteria and the bacteria found in their homes.The hope is that the data and project will show that routine monitoring of the microbial diversity of your body and of the environment in which you live is possible.

Gilbert, Jack

2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

358

A facile bubble-assisted synthesis of porous Zn ferrite hollow microsphere and their excellent performance as an anode in lithium ion battery  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Pure porous hollow Zn ferrite (ZnFe2O4) microspheres have been successfully synthesized by a facile bubble assisted method in the presence of ammonium acetate (NH4Ac) as an anode material in lithium ion battery. ...

Lingmin Yao; Xianhua Hou; Shejun Hu; Qiang Ru

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

The Homing Instinct  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Homing Instinct Homing Instinct Nature Bulletin No. 515-A February 2, 1974 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation THE HOMING INSTINCT We share with our dogs, cats and other domestic animals an attachment to a place we both regard as home. If one of these animals strays, or is sold to a new owner, or is carried away and abandoned, it acts lost and homesick as it struggles to grope its way back. This is easy to see in pets and among livestock on farms. Surprisingly, many such displaced animals do find their way home, often through miles of strange country. Less commonly known is the remarkable ability of a wide variety of wild creatures to navigate unknown territory with pinpoint accuracy -- birds, bats, mice, turtles, fish, insects, and many others.

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Home Energy Saver  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Saver(tm) (HES) empowers homeowners and renters to save Saver(tm) (HES) empowers homeowners and renters to save money, live better, and help the earth by reducing energy use in their homes. HES recommends energy-saving upgrades that are appropriate to the home and make sense for the home's climate and local energy prices. The money invested in these upgrades commonly earns "interest" in the form of energy bill savings, at an annual rate of 20% or more (see examples). HES also estimates the home's carbon footprint and shows how much it can be reduced. For professional users, we also offer HESpro and teachers and students can check out Energized Learning. The upgrades recommended by HES offer other benefits as well. Depending on the type of improvement made, the home can achieve better comfort (warmer

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Communication in Home Area Networks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and recognition in home automation and LonWorks is widelymajor market share in home automation, especially in the BB-light controls and home automations. LonWorks is a low data

Wang, Yubo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Home Energy Score Sample Report  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Home Energy Score is a national rating system developed by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Score reflects the energy efficiency of a home based on the homes structure and heating, cooling, and hot water systems. The Home Facts provide details about the current structure and systems. Recommendations show how to improve the energy efficiency of the home to achieve a higher score and save money.

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Field Test of Advanced Duct-Sealing Technologies Within the Weatherization Assistance Program  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A field test of an aerosol-spray duct-sealing technology and a conventional, best-practice approach was performed in 80 homes to determine the efficacy and programmatic needs of the duct-sealing technologies as applied in the U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program. The field test was performed in five states: Iowa, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming. The study found that, compared with the best-practice approach, the aerosol-spray technology is 50% more effective at sealing duct leaks and can potentially reduce labor time and costs for duct sealing by 70%, or almost 4 crew-hours. Further study to encourage and promote use of the aerosol-spray technology within the Weatherization Assistance Program is recommended. A pilot test of full production weatherization programs using the aerosol-spray technology is recommended to develop approaches for integrating this technology with other energy conservation measures and minimizing impacts on weatherization agency logistics. In order to allow or improve adoption of the aerosol spray technology within the Weatherization Assistance Program, issues must be addressed concerning equipment costs, use of the technology under franchise arrangements with Aeroseal, Inc. (the holders of an exclusive license to use this technology), software used to control the equipment, safety, and training. Application testing of the aerosol-spray technology in mobile homes is also recommended.

Ternes, MP

2001-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

364

Minnesota Energy Resources (Gas) - Energy Star New Homes Program For  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Minnesota Energy Resources (Gas) - Energy Star New Homes Program Minnesota Energy Resources (Gas) - Energy Star New Homes Program For Builders Minnesota Energy Resources (Gas) - Energy Star New Homes Program For Builders < Back Eligibility Construction Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount 500, 1,000, or 5/MCF saved Provider Minnesota Energy Resources Minnesota Energy Resources offers the Home Energy Excellence Program to encourage builders to build energy efficient homes. As part of the program, Minnesota Energy Resources will review the home blueprints and make recommendations prior to construction; perform up to three on-site inspections with more recommendations and improvements during construction;

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Building America Research for the American Home | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

for the American Home for the American Home Building America Research for the American Home Watch the video to learn more about how DOE's Building America program is helping to bridge the gap between homes with high energy costs and homes that are healthy, durable, and energy efficient. View the text version of the video. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program is helping to engineer American homes for better energy performance, durability, quality, affordability, and comfort. Building America is a cost-shared industry partnership research program working with national laboratories and building science research teams to accelerate the development and adoption of advanced building energy technologies and practices in new and existing homes. The program works closely with industry partners to develop innovative,

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Subscribe to the DOE Challenge Home News | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Residential Buildings » Challenge Home » Subscribe to the DOE Residential Buildings » Challenge Home » Subscribe to the DOE Challenge Home News Subscribe to the DOE Challenge Home News The DOE Challenge Home program provides newsletters and updates on other newsworthy events. To subscribe to the DOE Challenge Home e-newsletter, please enter your email address below. Once you have submitted your email address, you will have a chance to subscribe to other Building Technologies Office news and updates. DOE Challenge Home News Subscribe to receive information on leading-edge builders, upcoming training, technical tips and more. * indicates required Email * Subscribe Success Stories Tools EnergyPlus Whole Building Simulation Program Building Energy Software Tools Directory High Performance Buildings Database Financial Opportunities

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Home Energy Score Research and Background | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Residential Buildings » Home Energy Score » Home Energy Score Residential Buildings » Home Energy Score » Home Energy Score Research and Background Home Energy Score Research and Background Scoring Tool v.2014 In January 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the first major update to the Home Energy Scoring Tool. After more than a year of implementation and feedback from program Partners, DOE made significant improvements to the scoring tool's calculation methodology and user interface. A newly refined scoring system will allow inefficient homes to more easily move up the scale with investments in efficiency improvements. This enhanced mobility is expected to help motivate greater action among homeowners. The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) performed a variety of analyses to test the updated scoring tool. Analysis

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Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications, Ithaca, New York (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Optimizing Hydronic Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications Ithaca, New York PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Condensing Boiler Optimization Location: Ithaca, NY Partners: Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, www.ithacanhs.org; Appropriate Designs, www.hydronicpros.com; HTP, www.htproducts.com; Peerless, www.peerlessboilers.com; Grundfos, us.grundfos.com; Bell & Gossett, www.bell-gossett.com; Emerson Swan, www.emersonswan.com. Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, www.carb-swa.com Building Component: Space heating, water heating Application: New; single and multifamily Year Tested: 2012-2013 Applicable Climate Zone(s): 4,5,6,7 PERFORMANCE DATA Cost of Energy Efficiency Measure (including labor): $6,100-$8,200 Projected Energy Savings:

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Financial Assistance to Industry Program (New Brunswick, Canada) |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Financial Assistance to Industry Program (New Brunswick, Canada) Financial Assistance to Industry Program (New Brunswick, Canada) Financial Assistance to Industry Program (New Brunswick, Canada) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Developer Fuel Distributor Industrial Installer/Contractor Investor-Owned Utility Nonprofit Retail Supplier Systems Integrator Transportation Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State New Jersey Program Type Loan Program Provider New Brunswick Economic Development The purpose of the assistance is to provide adequate funding for capital expenditures and working capital to enable the establishment, expansion, or maintenance of eligible industries. The assistance may be provided in the

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Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Comfortable |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Comfortable Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Comfortable March 21, 2013 - 12:00pm Q&A Have a story about improving your home's energy efficiency? Share your story with us & it could be the next one we profile on energy.gov! Share your story Addthis Learn how a home energy audit is helping Seth Budick and his family save money on their energy bills, reduce their carbon footprint and make their home more comfortable. | Photo courtesy of Seth Budick. Learn how a home energy audit is helping Seth Budick and his family save money on their energy bills, reduce their carbon footprint and make their home more comfortable. | Photo courtesy of Seth Budick. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka

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Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Comfortable |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Comfortable Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Comfortable March 21, 2013 - 12:00pm Q&A Have a story about improving your home's energy efficiency? Share your story with us & it could be the next one we profile on energy.gov! Share your story Addthis Learn how a home energy audit is helping Seth Budick and his family save money on their energy bills, reduce their carbon footprint and make their home more comfortable. | Photo courtesy of Seth Budick. Learn how a home energy audit is helping Seth Budick and his family save money on their energy bills, reduce their carbon footprint and make their home more comfortable. | Photo courtesy of Seth Budick. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka

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Home Heating | Department of Energy  

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

Home Heating Everything you need to know about home heating, including how heating systems work, the different types on the market and proper maintenance. Read more Thermostats...

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Residential Thermostats: Comfort Controls in California Homes  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Residential Thermostats: Comfort Controls in California Homes Residential Thermostats: Comfort Controls in California Homes Title Residential Thermostats: Comfort Controls in California Homes Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-938e Year of Publication 2008 Authors Walker, Iain S., and Alan K. Meier Keywords demand response and distributed energy resources center, demand response research center, home networks & controls Abstract This report summarizes results of a literature review, a workshop, and many meetings with demand response and thermostat researchers and implementers. The information obtained from these resources was used to identify key issues of thermostat performance from both energy savings and peak demand perspectives. A research plan was developed to address these issues and activities have already begun to pursue the research agenda.

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Green Extreme Homes & Carl Franklin Homes, Garland, TX  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready affordable home in Garland, TX, that was the first retrofit home certified to the DOE Zero Energy Ready home requirements. The construction team achieved a...

375

Comparison of Home Retrofit Programs in Wisconsin  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

To explore ways to reduce customer barriers and increase home retrofit completions, several different existing home retrofit models have been implemented in the state of Wisconsin. This study compared these programs' performance in terms of savings per home and program cost per home to assess the relative cost-effectiveness of each program design. However, given the many variations in these different programs, it is difficult to establish a fair comparison based on only a small number of metrics. Therefore, the overall purpose of the study is to document these programs' performance in a case study approach to look at general patterns of these metrics and other variables within the context of each program. This information can be used by energy efficiency program administrators and implementers to inform home retrofit program design. Six different program designs offered in Wisconsin for single-family energy efficiency improvements were included in the study. For each program, the research team provided information about the programs' approach and goals, characteristics, achievements and performance. The program models were then compared with performance results -- program cost and energy savings -- to help understand the overall strengths and weaknesses or challenges of each model.

Cunningham, K.; Hannigan, E.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

200,000 homes weatherized under the Recovery Act  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Today Vice President Biden announced that the Weatherization Assistance Program has weatherized 200,000 homes under the Recovery Act. We're taking your questions and comments right now on weatherization. Join in the conversation! *Facebook -- http://www.facebook.com/energygov *Twitter -- http://www.twitter.com/energy

Zoi, Cathy

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Activity recognition in smart homes: from specification to representation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In Ambient Intelligence (AmI) scenarios, such as smart homes and similar assistive environments, system designers, medical personnel and - in general - non technically skilled people need to specify what to monitor with respect to occurrences of events ... Keywords: Context-aware systems, activity recognition, knowledge representation, ontologies

F. Mastrogiovanni; A. Sgorbissa; R. Zaccaria

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Energy Department Updates Home Energy Scoring Tool for Advancing  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Updates Home Energy Scoring Tool for Advancing Updates Home Energy Scoring Tool for Advancing Residential Energy Performance Energy Department Updates Home Energy Scoring Tool for Advancing Residential Energy Performance January 9, 2014 - 3:19pm Addthis As part of the Energy Department's commitment to helping families across the United States save money by saving energy, the Department announced today its first major software update to the Home Energy Scoring Tool, developed by the Department's Building Technologies Office and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The Home Energy Score allows homebuyers to compare homes on an "apples to apples" basis and provides recommendations for energy efficiency improvements. In addition, homeowners and homebuyers receive a cost-saving estimate of how these improvements could reduce utility bills and improve a

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HomeLab: shared infrastructure for home technology field studies  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Researchers who develop new home technologies using connected devices (e.g. sensors) often want to conduct large-scale field studies in homes to evaluate their technology, but conducting such studies today is quite challenging, if not impossible. Considerable ... Keywords: devices, domestic technology, home automation, smart home

A. J. Bernheim Brush; Jaeyeon Jung; Ratul Mahajan; James Scott

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PNNL Laboratory Research Homes Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Lab Homes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-efficient homes. The homes will be fully instrumented with controllable circuits, dual heating systems,500 square-foot Lab Homes for experiments focused on reducing energy use and peak demand on the electric grid in homes throughout the U.S." ­ Steve Shankle Director PNNL Electricity Infrastructure and Buildings

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381

Home Energy Saver  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Seasons of Life Seasons of Life Changes in life mean changes in energy use, and opportunities to use that energy more efficiently. Looking for a rental: Just because you don't own a home doesn't mean you can't expect it to be efficient. Ask your prospective landlord what the energy costs are, and find out which forms of energy you pay for. Ask if any energy-efficiency upgrades are planned. A "free" appliance provided by your landlord may not be such a good deal if energy use is high. Use the appliances wisely: Manage your thermostat well Pay attention to dishwasher, clothes washer, and water heater settings.Meanwhile, lights, computers, televisions, and other devices you own and bring into the home are important energy users - shop wisely when you buy them. Home purchase: For most of us, buying a home is our greatest investment,

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Home Energy Score graphic  

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

Home Facts Score Air-tightness Air leakage rate 4,200 CFM50 Roof, attic & foundation Roof Roof construction Roof(Standard Roof): Composition Shingles or Metal: R-0 Roof...

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nstec_home.xls  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

2309 NSTec Employees Home Address Counts by State and Zip Code State Postal Total AL 35811 1 AL Total 1 AZ 85032 1 85282 1 85331 1 85353 1 86004 1 86045 1 86305 1 86413 1 86432 1...

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HomeCooling101  

Energy Savers [EERE]

openings to prevent warm air from leaking into your home. Insulate and seal ducts -- air loss through ducts accounts for about 30 percent of a cooling system's energy consumption....

385

Home Energy Saver  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Mission Statement Mission Statement This page describes the overall mission of the Home Energy Saver project as well as ways in which private sector software developers and others can tap our content and calculation engine. Mission The Home Energy Saver web site (HES, http://HomeEnergySaver.lbl.gov) is an interactive do-it-yourself home energy assessment tool, combined with extensive decision-support content. Its aims are support national initiatives to increase consumer interest in energy efficiency and to foster market activities that capture those opportunities. The site is developed and maintained by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with sponsorship from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and others. HES supports the federal energy mission by helping to build national

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Home Energy Score Program  

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Home Energy Score Program Home Energy Score Program Peer Review April 3, 2013 Joan Glickman, US DOE Norm Bourassa, LBNL joan.glickman@ee.doe.gov, 202-586-5607 njbourassa@lbl.gov, 510-495-2677 BTO Program Peer Review 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: * Significant underinvestment in energy efficiency in residential sector * High costs of traditional energy audits and ratings * No standard method for understanding and comparing the energy efficiency

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Home Energy Score Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Home Energy Score Program Home Energy Score Program Peer Review April 3, 2013 Joan Glickman, US DOE Norm Bourassa, LBNL joan.glickman@ee.doe.gov, 202-586-5607 njbourassa@lbl.gov, 510-495-2677 BTO Program Peer Review 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: * Significant underinvestment in energy efficiency in residential sector * High costs of traditional energy audits and ratings * No standard method for understanding and comparing the energy efficiency

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Home Inspection Checklist.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the checklist in advance so you will know what you need to inspect at each home. In addition to the checklist, bring the tools to do the job. These include a clip board, paper, pencil, pocket knife, flashlight, tape measure, screwdriver, electrical circuit... tester and binoculars. Consider a Professional Inspection If you have satisfied your own general expectations and are planning on buying a particular home, consider having a professional inspection. As you choose a professional inspector for the job...

Quiring, Susan M.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

LEDSGP/home | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » LEDSGP/home < LEDSGP Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP Logo.png Advancing climate-resilient low emission development around the world Home About Tools Expert Assistance Events Publications Join Us The Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Global Partnership-a partnership of more than 100 countries and international programs-enhances coordination, information exchange, and cooperation to advance climate-resilient low emission growth. Learn more about our members, steering committee, work programs, working groups, and current activities. LEDSGP-theme-hp rotator image1.jpg LEDSGP-theme-hp rotator image2.jpg

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/home/hoagland/suid /usr/export/home/jhoaglan/  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

505: fork 500: 502: jhoaglan root audit id for audit id for euid for euid for oo vfork /home/hoagland/suid 501: /usr/export/home/jhoaglan/ vfork 505: fork 500: 502: jhoaglan root audit id for audit id for euid for euid for vfork /home/hoagland/suid 501: /usr/export/home/jhoaglan/ 505: fork 502: oo 506: /usr/export/home

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391

Home Energy Score FAQs for Partners  

Energy Savers [EERE]

What types of homes can get a Home Energy Score? Where is the Home Energy Score offered? Who can become a Home Energy Score Partner? Why should I become a Home Energy Score...

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Home Energy Score FAQs for Homeowners  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Why should I get a Home Energy Score? What types of homes can get a Home Energy Score? How do I get a Home Energy Score? What does the Assessor look for during a Home Energy Score...

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ZERH Webinar: Sales and Value Recognition of Zero Energy Ready Homes  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings,...

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ZERH Webinar: Energy- and Water- Efficiency in the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings,...

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From Tragedy to Triumph - Rebuilding Green Homes after Disaster (Revised) (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Tragedy Tragedy to Triumph- Rebuilding Green Homes after Disaster About Green Homes A green home can save you thousands in utility bills and make your home a healthier and more comfortable place to live. Green homes save money with energy-saving features such as effective insulation, high-performance windows, tight construction, and efficient heating and cooling equipment and appliances. Green homes are healthier because they perform better and use green products, protecting homeowners against cold, heat, drafts, moisture, indoor pollutants, and noise. Green homes also protect homeowners against future utility rate increases for gas and electricity. Green homes encourage the use of renewable energy, which can reduce your home's impact on the environment

396

Home, Home (Video) on the Range: Reflections on Small-Town Video Stores in 2010  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Home,Home (Video) on the Range Reflections on Small-Town VideoFields Journal no. 1 (2010) Home, Home (Video) on the Range

Herbert, Daniel

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: M Street Homes, Houston...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Midland, MI DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study, Mandalay Homes, Phoenix, AZ, Affordable DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study, Caldwell and Johnson, Exeter, RI, Custom Home...

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Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Habitat for Humanity Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Florida  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

2011, Building America assisted Habitat for Humanity of Palm 2011, Building America assisted Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County (HabitatPBC) in completing three high-performance prototype houses that achieved HERS index scores of less than 60, which is about 30% better than typical HabitatPBC construction, at a payback of less than 4 years. The HabitatPBC is planning to implement these strategies in future homes they build. This has the potential for significant and affordable energy savings as HabitatPBC has built more than 111 affordable houses and served an additional 125 families worldwide through their affiliation with HFH International (today serving >20 families a year). Building America (through the Florida Solar Energy Center, a member of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory team) achieved

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How to Apply for Weatherization Assistance | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

How to Apply for Weatherization Assistance How to Apply for Weatherization Assistance How to Apply for Weatherization Assistance March 24, 2009 - 12:45pm Addthis Elizabeth Spencer Communicator, National Renewable Energy Laboratory A few weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that it was investing $8 billion into weatherization and state energy grants-$5 billion of which is going directly to the Weatherization Assistance Program. And why is that interesting? Well, the Weatherization Assistance Program provides low-income families with free-of-charge, energy efficient upgrades to their homes. A more efficient home means that you pay less every month on your energy bills-and while that's the kind of upgrade anyone can benefit from, this program helps those who need those extra dollars the

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT U.S. Department of Energy and Government of India U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0000506 Announcement Type: Initial CFDA Number: 81.087 Issue Date: May 16, 2011 Question Due Date: No later than July 25, 2011 Application Due Date: August 16, 2011 Submit Application to the following e-mail addresses: JCERDC@HQ.DOE.GOV (US) and JCERDC@INDOUSSTF.ORG (India) 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS PART I - FUNDING OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION A. Summary B. Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center C. Center Structure & Governance D. Role of Consortia E. DOE Funding F. Government of India Funding G. Team Arrangements

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401

200,000 Homes Weatherized Under the Recovery Act -- Video from Cathy Zoi |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

200,000 Homes Weatherized Under the Recovery Act -- Video from 200,000 Homes Weatherized Under the Recovery Act -- Video from Cathy Zoi 200,000 Homes Weatherized Under the Recovery Act -- Video from Cathy Zoi August 26, 2010 - 4:51pm Addthis Cathy Zoi, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, shares her thoughts on reaching the 200,000 weatherized homes milestone. Andy Oare Andy Oare Former New Media Strategist, Office of Public Affairs Today Vice President Biden announced that 200,000 homes have been Weatherized under the Recovery Act. Cathy Zoi, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, shares her thoughts above. We're still talking about Weatherization on Facebook and Twitter. Ask questions, share your thoughts and we'll follow-up with tips and answers from our experts in the coming days.

402

User-driven dynamic traffic prioritization for home networks  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Network contention in a multi-user home setting can degrade performance for all participants. To maximize user experience, we propose that traffic be prioritized based on the specific activity of the user: the more a user interacts with an application ... Keywords: home networks, prioritization, quality of service, traffic shaping

Jake Martin; Nick Feamster

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Energy Efficient Home Improvements Program | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Energy Efficient Home Improvements Program Energy Efficient Home Improvements Program Energy Efficient Home Improvements Program < Back Eligibility Installer/Contractor Low-Income Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Cooling Other Ventilation Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Program Info State Kentucky Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Homeowner energy efficient improvements (in lieu of loans): 20% of qualifying costs up to $2,000 Whole-house evaluation: $150 for the first 1000 customers '''''Note: This program is currently unavailable. Check the program web site for more information regarding future funding.''''' Kentucky offers ENERGY STAR Home Performance rebates and loans for

404

DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Home Entertainment  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Home Entertainment Home Entertainment Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the Home Entertainment archive, sorted by date. Home Entertainment Contest Rewards the Hosts with the Most Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Alexis Powers It may seem like all work all the time for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon's student decathletes, but one contest brings teams together to earn points while relaxing and interacting with one another. The Home Entertainment Contest includes the following five subcontests: Lighting Cooking Home Electronics Dinner Party Movie Night. The first three are task-based subcontests that require the teams to keep interior and exterior lights on at night, perform four cooking tasks during contest week, and operate a TV and computer during specified hours. The

405

DOE Challenge Home National Program Requirements (Rev. 03)  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

National Program Requirements (Rev. 03) National Program Requirements (Rev. 03) April 17, 2013 Effective for Homes Revised April 17, 2013 Page 1 of 8 Permitted Starting 6/17/2013 To qualify as a DOE Challenge Home, a home shall meet the minimum requirements specified below, be verified and field-tested in accordance with HERS Standards by an approved verifier, and meet all applicable codes. Builders may meet the requirements of either the Performance Path or the Prescriptive path to qualify a home. 1 Single family detached and attached dwelling units, and dwelling units in multifamily buildings with 3 stories or fewer above-grade 2,3 are eligible for qualification. DOE Challenge Home Prescriptive Path The prescriptive path provides a single set of measures that can be used to construct a DOE Challenge Home labeled

406

Home Energy Rebate Option (HERO) - Existing Homes Program | Department of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

You are here You are here Home » Home Energy Rebate Option (HERO) - Existing Homes Program Home Energy Rebate Option (HERO) - Existing Homes Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Other Maximum Rebate $3,000 Program Info Funding Source American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Expiration Date 06/11/2013 State Louisiana Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount 20% of improvement costs Provider Louisiana Department of Natural Resources '''''NOTE: All HERO program funding has been allocated as of December 6, 2012. Important dates related to the closure of the program have been announced. Please see summary below for more information. '''''

407

Home Energy Saver for Consumers  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Home Energy Saver for Consumers Home Energy Saver for Consumers The Home Energy Saver(tm) (HES) empowers homeowners and renters to save money, live better, and help the earth by reducing energy use in their homes. HES recommends energy-saving upgrades that are appropriate to the home and make sense for the home's climate and local energy prices. The money invested in these upgrades commonly earns "interest" in the form of energy bill savings, at an annual rate of 20% or more. Depending on the type of improvement made, the home can achieve better comfort (warmer in winter, cooler in summer), fewer drafts, lower maintenance costs, and improved security and fire safety-all of which improve life and increase the home's value. HES computes a home's energy use on-line in a matter of seconds based on

408

Home Energy Saver  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

User's Guide User's Guide 5 STEPS TO SAVINGS & SUSTAINABILITY: Begin by entering your zip code or previous session number to see a typical home's baseline energy use and potential savings. Provide more information to estimate energy cost, consumption, and greenhouse-gas emissions for a specific home and to receive a detailed list of savings recommendations. Visit the Learn area for information to help implement the recommendations. See typical energy use in a specific zip code Describe a home Compare current use with potential savings View recommended energy saving actions Learn about measuring & reducing energy use Input your zip code or existing session ID. Once you've entered the information and selected "Go", you will receive a breakdown of the energy

409

Geothermal: Home Page  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Home Page Home Page Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection Help/FAQ | Site Map | Contact Us Home/Basic Search About Publications Advanced Search New Hot Docs News Related Links Search for: (Place phrase in "double quotes") Sort By: Relevance Publication Date System Entry Date Document Type Title Research Org Sponsoring Org OSTI Identifier Report Number DOE Contract Number Ascending Descending Search Quickly and easily search geothermal technical and programmatic reports dating from the 1970's to present day. These "legacy" reports are among the most valuable sources of DOE-sponsored information in the field of geothermal energy technology. See "About" for more information. The Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection is sponsored by the Geothermal Technologies Program, DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

410

Home Energy Saver  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Profitability of Energy Efficiency Upgrades Profitability of Energy Efficiency Upgrades Application of these 10 energy efficiency measures in a typical home yields nearly $600 in annual bill savings, and an impressive 16% overall return on investment. Diagram providing a representative view of the high profitability of energy efficiency upgrades This diagram provides a representative view of the high profitability of energy efficiency upgrades. Note that the home evaluated here is located in an average U.S. climate and has a heat pump, electric water heater, clothes washer, clothes dryer, and dishwasher. The example cost-effectively surpasses the 30% savings target for existing homes under PATH (The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing). In fact, all of these measures yield a higher return on investment than an

411

Case Study: Near Zero Maine Home II  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

It cant be done. Those words were enough to motivate Tom Fullam ofVassalboro, Maine, to build his first high-performance house. The home achieveda HERS score of 38 and earned him a 2011 silver...

412

Energy Performance and Home Owner Behavior  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to describe occupancy behavior in buildings. Integrate with energy consumption patterns ESL-KT-13-12-04 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 IEA Annex 66 IEA Annex 66 Definition and Simulation...

Dong, B.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Forced Air Systems in High Performance Homes  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Technical Update meeting on April 29-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado.

414

Mountain Home Well - Photos  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Snake River Plain (SRP), Idaho, hosts potential geothermal resources due to elevated groundwater temperatures associated with the thermal anomaly Yellowstone-Snake River hotspot. Project HOTSPOT has coordinated international institutions and organizations to understand subsurface stratigraphy and assess geothermal potential. Over 5.9km of core were drilled from three boreholes within the SRP in an attempt to acquire continuous core documenting the volcanic and sedimentary record of the hotspot: (1) Kimama, (2) Kimberly, and (3) Mountain Home. The Mountain Home drill hole is located along the western plain and documents older basalts overlain by sediment. Data submitted by project collaborator Doug Schmitt, University of Alberta

John Shervais

2012-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

415

Mountain Home Well - Photos  

DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

The Snake River Plain (SRP), Idaho, hosts potential geothermal resources due to elevated groundwater temperatures associated with the thermal anomaly Yellowstone-Snake River hotspot. Project HOTSPOT has coordinated international institutions and organizations to understand subsurface stratigraphy and assess geothermal potential. Over 5.9km of core were drilled from three boreholes within the SRP in an attempt to acquire continuous core documenting the volcanic and sedimentary record of the hotspot: (1) Kimama, (2) Kimberly, and (3) Mountain Home. The Mountain Home drill hole is located along the western plain and documents older basalts overlain by sediment. Data submitted by project collaborator Doug Schmitt, University of Alberta

Shervais, John

416

Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) Agency/Company /Organization: United States Department of Agriculture Partner: Farm Service Agency Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Biomass, - Biomass Combustion, - Biomass Gasification, - Biomass Pyrolysis, - Biofuels Phase: Develop Finance and Implement Projects Resource Type: Guide/manual User Interface: Website Website: www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=ener&topic=bcap Cost: Free The Biomass Crop Assistance provides financial assistance to offset, for a period of time, the fuel costs for a biomass facility. Overview The Biomass Crop Assistance provides financial assistance to offset, for a period of time, the fuel costs for a biomass facility. The Biomass Crop

417

Radiation Emergency Assistance Center / Training Site | National Nuclear  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Radiation Emergency Assistance Center / Training Site | National Nuclear Radiation Emergency Assistance Center / Training Site | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Radiation Emergency Assistance Center / Training Site Home > About Us > Our Programs > Emergency Response > Responding to Emergencies > Consequence Management > Radiation Emergency Assistance

418

Air Emissions Reduction Assistance Program (Iowa) | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Emissions Reduction Assistance Program (Iowa) Emissions Reduction Assistance Program (Iowa) Air Emissions Reduction Assistance Program (Iowa) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fed. Government Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Iowa Program Type Environmental Regulations Provider Iowa Department of Natural Resources The State of Iowa may provide financial assistance in the form of loans

419

Home Energy Solutions for Existing Homes | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Home Energy Solutions for Existing Homes Home Energy Solutions for Existing Homes Home Energy Solutions for Existing Homes < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Ventilation Manufacturing Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Program Info Funding Source Public Benefits Fund State Oregon Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Air Sealing: $150 Duct Insulation: 50% of cost up to $100 Gas Boiler: $200 Direct Vent Gas Fireplace: $200-$250 Direct Vent Gas Unit Heater: $100 Heat Pumps: $250 - $450, depending on efficiency and previous heating system Heat Pump Test: $150 Heat Pump Advanced Controls: $250 Ductless Heat Pump: $800

420

DOE Challenge Home (Now Zero Energy Ready Home) - Building America...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

builders across the country signed on to DOE's Builders Challenge and more than 14,000 homes earned the label. These homes are saving homeowners over 10 million a year in utility...

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421

Marketing energy conservation options to Northwest manufactured home buyers. Revision 1  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Manufactured, or HUD-Code, homes comprise a growing share of the housing stock in the Northwest, as well as nationally. Their relatively low cost has made them especially attractive to lower income families, first-time home-buyers, and retired persons. The characteristics of manufactured home (MH) buyers, the unique energy consumption characteristics of the homes, and their increasing market share make this market an especially critical one for energy consumption and conservation planning in the Northwest. This study relies on extensive, existing survey data and new analyses to develop information that can potentially assist the design of a marketing plan to achieve energy conservation in new manufactured homes. This study has the objective of assisting BPA in the development of a regional approach in which numerous organizations and parties would participate to achieve conservation in new manufactured homes. A previous survey and information collected for this study from regional dealers and manufacturers provide an indication of the energy conservation options being sold to manufactured home buyers in the PNW. Manufacturers in the Northwest appear to sell homes that usually exceed the HUD thermal requirements. Manufacturers typically offer efficiency improvements in packages that include fixed improvements in insulation levels, glazing, and infiltration control. Wholesale costs of these packages range from about $100 to $1500. Typical packages include significant upgrades in floor insulation values with modest upgrades in ceilings and walls. This study identifies trends and impacts that a marketing plan should consider to adequately address the financial concerns of manufactured home buyers.

Hendrickson, P.L.; Mohler, B.L.; Taylor, Z.T.; Lee, A.D.; Onisko, S.A.

1985-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning...  

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

Part I The webinar on Oct. 23, 2014, focused on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits. Presenters and specific...

423

Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

3:00PM to 4:30PM EDT The webinar will focus on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits. Presenters and specific...

424

RESIDENTIAL THERMOSTATS: COMFORT CONTROLS IN CALIFORNIA HOMES  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of HVAC Installations in New Homes in Nevada Power Companysof HVAC Installations in New Homes in APS Service Territory.Interface: Consolidated Home Control. Personal and

Meier, Alan K.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

K. Hovnanian Homes | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Hovnanian Homes Jump to: navigation, search Name: K. Hovnanian Homes Place: Red Bank, NJ Website: http:www.khov.com References: K. Hovnanian Homes1 Information About...

426

La Mirada Homes | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Mirada Homes Jump to: navigation, search Name: La Mirada Homes Place: Tucson, AZ Website: http:www.lamiradahomes.com References: La Mirada Homes1 Information About Partnership...

427

Home Network Technologies and Automating Demand Response  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

potential role of home automation networks in implementinghow existing and future home automation systems may providehome networks" and "home automation" are frequently used

McParland, Charles

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Technology Solutions for New Manufactured Homes: Idaho, Oregon, and Washington Manufactured Home Builders (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), and Northwest Energy Works (NEW), the current Northwest Energy Efficient Manufactured Housing Program (NEEM) administrator, have been collaborating to conduct research on new specifications that would improve on the energy requirements of a NEEM home. In its role as administrator, NEW administers the technical specs, performs research and engineering analysis, implements ongoing construction quality management procedures, and maintains a central database with home tracking. This project prototyped and assessed the performances of cost-effective high performance building assemblies and mechanical systems that are not commonly deployed in the manufacturing setting. The package of measures is able to reduce energy used for space conditioning, water heating and lighting by 50 percent over typical manufactured homes produced in the northwest.

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2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

MEMORANDUM FOR THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

State of Wisconsin State of Wisconsin OAS-RA-11-07 May 2011 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 June 6, 2011 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY FROM: George W. Collard Assistant Inspector General for Audits SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "The Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program Funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the State of Wisconsin" BACKGROUND The Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization Program) received $5 billion under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) to improve the energy efficiency of homes, multi-family rental units and mobile homes owned or

430

Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Ravenwood Homes and Energy Smart Home Plans, Inc., Cape Coral, Florida Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Ravenwood Homes and Energy Smart Home Plans,...

431

A longitudinal evaluation of residents health outcomes in nursing homes and residential care homes in Taiwan  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The role of nursing homes (NHs) and residential care homes (RHs) frequently overlaps in Taiwan, raising...

Li-Fan Liu; Miin-Jye Wen

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

DOE Challenge Home Student Competition  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Challenge Home Challenge Home Student Competition April 2013 Contents Background ................................................................................................................................. 3 Summit Participants .................................................................................................................... 4 Key Results .................................................................................................................................. 5 Proposed Framework .................................................................................................................. 6 Suggestions for Submittal Requirements/Scoring Criteria ............................................................ 8 Suggested Competition Prize Options .......................................................................................... 9

433

DOE Challenge Home Label Methodology  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

October 2012 1 October 2012 1 Label Methodology DOE Challenge Home Label Methodology October 2012 DOE Challenge Home October 2012 2 Label Methodology Contents Background ............................................................................................................................................... 3 Methodology ............................................................................................................................................. 5 Comfort/Quiet .......................................................................................................................................... 5 Healthy Living ........................................................................................................................................... 7

434

Home Weatherization | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Weatherization Weatherization Home Weatherization A home energy audit is the first step to saving energy and money. Our Energy Saver 101 infographic breaks down a home energy audit, explaining what energy auditors look for and the special tools they use to determine where a home is wasting energy. Explore the full infographic now. A home energy audit is the first step to saving energy and money. Our Energy Saver 101 infographic breaks down a home energy audit, explaining what energy auditors look for and the special tools they use to determine where a home is wasting energy. Explore the full infographic now. From air sealing to improving ventilation to adding insulation, home weatherization helps consumers save money by saving energy. Weatherization

435

Communication in Home Area Networks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of a power grid, which are utility, power line and consumersthe utility (power generation and management), power line (line connecting to multiple homes, routers can be shared. Home 1 Smart meter Utility

Wang, Yubo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Home | Menu PrincetonUniversity  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Home | Menu PrincetonUniversity Tips for Completing the Princeton Financial Aid Application, the family home and retirement funds. · Student's taxable and untaxed income for 2013 - wages, interest

437

Advanced Dehumidification Analysis on Building America Homes Using EnergyPlus: Preprint  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A parametric study was conducted using EnergyPlus version 4.0 to analyze the impact of various dehumidification equipment and control strategies on a typical mid-1990's reference home, a 2006 IECC home, and a high-performance home in a hot humid climate.

Fang, X.; Winkler, J.; Christensen, D.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Challenge Home Student Design Competition  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Challenge Home Student Design Competition took place April 26 and 27 at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

439

DOE CHALLENGE HOME and PHIUS PARTNER TO MAKE IT EASIER TO REACH  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

CHALLENGE HOME CHALLENGE HOME and PHIUS PARTNER TO MAKE IT EASIER TO REACH NEW LEVELS OF ZERO NET-ENERGY READY This partnership between DOE and PHIUS enhances coordination between voluntary peak performance new home label programs to expedite market transformation to net-zero ready homes that are so energy efficient that small renewable energy systems can offset most or all annual energy consumption. Net-zero ready homes can help address climate change, economic, and energy security issues. By working together, we create a continuous path to net-zero ready performance with minimal confusion to the housing industry. This is a voluntary home label program recognizing homes that comply with PHIUS+ standards. Key requirements beyond DOE's Challenge Home specifications include:

440

The use of mobile devices in the care and home monitoring of the elderly and the sick  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In the present study, a home monitoring healthcare system for elderly and chronic patients has been proposed. System was developed for three types of users: the patient, doctor and guardian. The system is adapted for continuous measurement of biomedical ... Keywords: assisted living, home care, mobile devices

Mariusz Kaczmarek; J?drzej Nowak; Jacek Rumi?ski; Jerzy Wtorek; Tomasz Kocejko

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


441

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study, Clifton View Homes, Coupeville...  

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

Study, Clifton View Homes, Coupeville, WA, Systems Home DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study, Clifton View Homes, Coupeville, WA, Systems Home Case-study of a DOE Zero Energy...

442

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: One Sky Homes, San Jose...  

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

One Sky Homes, San Jose, CA DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: One Sky Homes, San Jose, CA DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: One Sky Homes, San Jose, CA Case study of a...

443

Impacts of Mixing on Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Homes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

in Homes Max H. Sherman, Ph.D. Fellow ASHRAE Iain S. Walker, Ph.D. P.E. Member ASHRAE Energy Performance of Buildings Group Indoor Environment Department Environmental Energy Technologies Division MS 90-3074 1

444

Minimized Space Conditioning Distribution Strategy for Low-load Homes  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation was given at the Summer 2012 DOE Building America meeting on July 26, 2012, and addressed the question What are the best HVAC solutions for low-load, high performance homes?"

445

NURSING HOMES BRACE FOR CUTS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

NURSING HOMES BRACE FOR CUTS FLORIDA: Federal and state losses likely to eat into jobs, amenities in Medicare payments to U.S. nursing homes takes effect this month, which, combined with a 6.5 percent and economically in nursing homes. This, critics say, amounts to both shortsighted fiscal planning and bad medicine

Belogay, Eugene A.

446

Solar homes for the valley  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

TVA has designed 11 passive solar homes in the public interest to encourage the development of solar housing in the Tennessee Valley region. The program, Solar Homes For The Valley, involves the design, construction, and testing of the 11 designs in each of four microclimatic areas within the region, (total of 44 homes).

Born, B.; Brewer, D.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

DOE Challenge Home Case Study, Mandalay Homes, Phoenix, AZ, Affordable  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Mandalay Mandalay Homes Phoenix, AZ BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE DOE Challenge Home builders are in the top 1% of builders in the country meeting the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specifi ed by the U.S. Department of Energy. Every DOE Challenge Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Then, even more advanced technologies are designed in for a home that goes above and beyond current code to give you the superior quality construction, HVAC, appliances, indoor air quality, safety, durability, comfort, and solar-ready components along with ultra-low or no utility bills. This provides homeowners with a quality home that will last for generations to come.

448

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Resources  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home provides resources for successfully building and selling zero-energy ready homes in today's market.

449

DOE Challenge Home, California Program Requirements  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

DOE Challenge Home, California Program Requirements, as posted on the U.S. Department of Energy's DOE Challenge Home website.

450

Home Energy Saver  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Watt about Water? Watt about Water? Water uses energy. Energy uses water. The "water-energy nexus" - as it has come to be known - is one of the emerging hot topics when it comes to making homes greener and more resource-efficient. The Home Energy Saver does not currently provide recommendations for reducing water use, but it does help you understand where your water is currently going (see the Appliances drill-down report from the Compare > Summary page). The material on this page provides some more background and resources for you to keep in mind. Water uses energy The most tangible link is that when your water is heated, every drop contains a hidden "drop" of energy. Saving hot water translates directly into water-heating energy savings. Such savings are available at hot water

451

Home Energy Saver  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Lowest-Hanging Fruit Lowest-Hanging Fruit Get the Weekly Energy Saving Tip widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not seeing a widget? (More info) The analysis you've done in the Home Energy Saver is a great beginning, but not the end of your quest. You now know where you stand and how much you can improve. Time to get started. In the following links you will find dozens of no-cost tips for things you can do to start saving energy immediately, many of which can be done without even opening your wallet! Air Leaks Home office electronics Lighting Heating & cooling Water heating Windows Making it Happen Roadmap to Results Seasons of Life The Lowest-Hanging Fruit Investing for Profit and Comfort Creating Successful Projects Financial Incentives Watt About Water? Choosing a Good Contractor

452

Home Energy Saver  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Roadmap to Results Roadmap to Results Ease into the process of making your home more efficient. If you're new to this, or you're on a very tight budget, start with the lowest-hanging fruit like double-checking your water heater's temperature setting. The next easy steps are simple things that will fit into your shopping basket: maybe a few compact fluorescent lamps or a roll of weatherstripping. When it's time to replace that old fridge, or other appliances, take time to shop smart. At a minimum, look for the ENERGY STAR rating. There are detailed lists of products that will take you even farther. Remember: you're not simply spending money, you're investing for profit and comfort. Redoing your kitchen? New roof? Finally adding that in-law unit? Creating successful projects can take some work. Take the time to find a home

453

Home Energy Saver  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Work-Arounds Work-Arounds While the Home Energy Saver is the most comprehensive home energy model available on the web, there are inevitably specific systems or features that we have not yet explicitly incorporated. In some cases, there are reasonable work-arounds that the user can use to approximate the energy use of such features or systems. For example: Evaporative Cooling: HES Does not model Evaporative coolers. However, you can specify an appropriately high SEER (e.g. 22) in the air conditioning description to approximate the relatively low energy use of evaporative coolers. Note that this method will not yield any information about the water consumption by evaporative coolers, which also has a cost and other implications. Extended Vacations: HES does not explicitly allow you to specify

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Standard Work Specifications for Single-Family Home Energy Upgrades Summary (Fact Sheet), Guidelines For Home Energy Professionals, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)  

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Work Specifications Work Specifications for Single-Family Home Energy Upgrades Summary The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and numer- ous industry stakeholders developed the Standard Work Specifications for Single-Family Home Energy Upgrades to define the minimum requirements for high- quality residential energy upgrades. The Standard Work Specifications for Single-Family Home Energy Upgrades is the first of three documents that will be published in 2012 and 2013 as part of the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project. Specifications for manufactured housing and multifamily homes will also be available. DOE, NREL, and industry developed the Standard Work Specifications under the Weatherization Assistance Program, building on more than 30 years of experience

455

Home Maintenance Manual.  

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. College Station , Texas l Introduction A regular program of maintenance inspections can help homeowners identify and correct problems before they become serious. Unfortunately, a maintenance problem ignored becomes a major repair. Preventive... maintenance can extend the life of materials and equipment and will be less expensive in the long run than replacement. Maintaining a home need not be difficult, but it requires a regular program of inspection to identify and correct problems before...

Anonymous,

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

NREL: Buildings Research Home Page  

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Artist's rendering of the courtyard view of NREL's new Research Support Facility. Artist's rendering of the courtyard view of NREL's new Research Support Facility. NREL's buildings research teams lead efforts in developing cutting-edge technical solutions to improve the energy efficiency of both residential and commercial buildings, and to accelerate the integration of renewable energy technologies with buildings. NREL's Residential Buildings researchers explore energy efficiency options for both new and existing homes, including whole-house performance and the interaction of building components. The Commercial Buildings team focuses on providing large institutional and private sector commercial building owners with tools, resources, and expertise to address energy challenges. Learn more about our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and about how

457

Challenge Home Events | Department of Energy  

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Challenge Home Events Challenge Home Events Challenge Home Events Sorted By Date Sort By Location Sort By Event Description Contact TBA West Chester, Pennsylvania DOE Challenge Home Zero Net-Energy-Ready Home Training DOE Challenge Home is conducting this Zero Net-Energy-Ready Home training with our Training Partner, the Home Ventilating Institute. Coming soon! January 16, 2014 Latham, New York DOE Challenge Home Zero Net-Energy-Ready Home Training DOE Challenge Home is conducting this Zero Net-Energy-Ready Home training with our Training Partner, the New York State Builders Association (NYSBA). Register by emailing Juli Turner at jturner@nysba.com March 24, 2014 Lexington, Kentucky DOE Challenge Home Zero Net-Energy-Ready Home Training This 3.5-hour training provides builders with a comprehensive review of zero net-energy-ready home construction including the business case, detailed specifications, and opportunities to be recognized as an industry leader.

458

From Tragedy to Triumph - Rebuilding Green Homes after Disaster (Revised)  

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From Tragedy to Triumph - Rebuilding Green Homes after Disaster From Tragedy to Triumph - Rebuilding Green Homes after Disaster (Revised) (Fact Sheet) From Tragedy to Triumph - Rebuilding Green Homes after Disaster (Revised) (Fact Sheet) These Greensburg fact sheet sheets help citizens understand what they can do as a part of the focus. Saving energy & water, using renewable energy (particular interest in small wind), driving "green", general sustainability, & living green. 45138.pdf More Documents & Publications From Tragedy to Triumph - Rebuilding Green Buildings after Disaster, EERE (Fact Sheet) Rebuilding Greensburg, Kansas, as a Model Green Community: A Case Study; NREL's Technical Assistance to Greensburg, June 2007-May 2009 From Tragedy to Triumph - Rebuilding with Renewable Energy after Disaster,

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Fast fabrication of nano-structured anti-reflection layers for enhancement of solar cells performance using plasma sputtering and infrared assisted roller embossing techniques  

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This paper reports the continuous fabrication of dual-side nano-structured anti-reflection protective layer for performance enhancement of solar cells using plasma sputtering and...

Liu, Shih-Jung; Liao, Che-Ting

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

From Construction to Making Homes More Livable | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

From Construction to Making Homes More Livable From Construction to Making Homes More Livable From Construction to Making Homes More Livable July 21, 2010 - 3:14pm Addthis Barry Moir has seen the ebb and flow of the construction business. After working nine years in museum construction, he lost his job and started the challenging process of finding work. With a background that also included rehabilitating homes, Moir found an opportunity as a building performance specialist with weatherization service provider ACTION, Inc., in Gloucester, Mass. Compared to his previous work, Moir says, "[ACTION] is much more satisfying. We can do a much more thorough job where we don't have to leave things undone due to funding." Moir was one of two new hires with the nonprofit which has weatherized than 230 homes through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. In total,

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461

DOE Challenge Home Technical Training - Ducts in Conditioned Space  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

T T h i l T i i 1 | INNOVATION & INTEGRATION: Transforming the Energy Efficiency Market Buildings.Energy.gov Design Options for Locating Ducts within Conditioned Space DOE Challenge Home Bill Zoeller, RA Steven Winter Associates Technical Training Congratulations By designing, constructing, and verifying DOE Challenge Homes, y you are: * in a select group Only the top one percent of builders in the country meets the extraordinary energy efficiency, comfort, health, safety, durability and quality levels associated with the DOE Challenge Home. * providing unprecedented value Your customers receive immediate energy savings of 40-50% easy to adapt to net-zero performance with a small renewable energy system. * differentiated from the competition About 12 in 13 homes sales nationwide are 'used' homes. In addition, the majority of new

462

Meeting Minutes from Automated Home Energy Management System Expert Meeting  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Home Energy Management System Expert Meeting Home Energy Management System Expert Meeting October 1-2, 2009 AGENDA - Day 1 8:30 - 8:45 Welcome and Debriefing of Building America and Home Energy Management Research- Lew Pratsch, DOE 8:45 - 9:15 Utilities Trends- Smart Grid Projects and Integration With Home Controls - Mike Keesee, SMUD 9:15 - 9:45 Thoughts on Controls System Performance Requirements - Rich Brown, LBL 9:45 - 10:15 Efficiency Trends in Consumer Electronics - Kurtis McKenney, TIAX 10:15 - 10:30 Session Break 10:30 - 11:00 Cloud Computing (Web Data Computing, Data Storage) Trends - Troy Batterberry, Microsoft 11:00- 11:30 Cloud Computing (Web Data Computing, Data Storage) Trends - Tom Sly via Net Conference 11:30 - 12:00 Smart Appliance Trends / Home Area Network Trends - David Najewicz, GE

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From Construction to Making Homes More Livable | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

From Construction to Making Homes More Livable From Construction to Making Homes More Livable From Construction to Making Homes More Livable July 21, 2010 - 3:14pm Addthis Barry Moir has seen the ebb and flow of the construction business. After working nine years in museum construction, he lost his job and started the challenging process of finding work. With a background that also included rehabilitating homes, Moir found an opportunity as a building performance specialist with weatherization service provider ACTION, Inc., in Gloucester, Mass. Compared to his previous work, Moir says, "[ACTION] is much more satisfying. We can do a much more thorough job where we don't have to leave things undone due to funding." Moir was one of two new hires with the nonprofit which has weatherized than 230 homes through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. In total,

464

Energy Department Awards $92.5 Million to 19 States to Weatherize Homes of  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

92.5 Million to 19 States to Weatherize 92.5 Million to 19 States to Weatherize Homes of Low-Income Families Energy Department Awards $92.5 Million to 19 States to Weatherize Homes of Low-Income Families July 18, 2005 - 2:22pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman announced that $92.5 million has been awarded to 19 states to improve the energy efficiency of low-income family homes. The Department of Energy's (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program makes improvements such as plugging air leaks, improving insulation and tuning air conditioning and heating systems, which reduces energy waste and lowers energy bills. Through DOE's weatherization program, approximately 92,300 homes will be upgraded this year. "The Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program helps

465

Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Green Coast...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Green Coast Enterprises - New Orleans, Louisiana High Performance Builder Spotlight: Green Coast Enterprises - New Orleans, Louisiana DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study,...

466

DOE Technical Assistance Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

to bring in combustion air, and the other is designated for removal of combustion by-products out of the home. No combustion air comes from inside the home. Key Definitions 11...

467

DOE Challenge Home Case Study, KB Home, San Marcos, CA, Production Home  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

KB KB Home San Marcos, CA BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE DOE Challenge Home builders are in the top 1% of builders in the country meeting the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specifi ed by the U.S. Department of Energy. Every DOE Challenge Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Then, even more advanced technologies are designed in for a home that goes above and beyond current code to give you the superior quality construction, HVAC, appliances, indoor air quality, safety, durability, comfort, and solar-ready components along with ultra-low or no utility bills. This provides homeowners with a quality home that will last for generations to come.

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DOE Challenge Home Case Study, Garbett Homes, Herriman, UT, Production Home  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Garbett Garbett Homes Herriman, UT BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE DOE Challenge Home builders are in the top 1% of builders in the country meeting the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specifi ed by the U.S. Department of Energy. Every DOE Challenge Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Then, even more advanced technologies are designed in for a home that goes above and beyond current code to give you the superior quality construction, HVAC, appliances, indoor air quality, safety, durability, comfort, and solar-ready components along with ultra-low or no utility bills. This provides homeowners with a quality home that will last for generations to come.

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DOE Challenge Home Case Study, Clifton View Homes, Coupeville, WA, Systems Home  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Clifton View Clifton View Homes Coupeville, WA BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE DOE Challenge Home builders are in the top 1% of builders in the country meeting the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specifi ed by the U.S. Department of Energy. Every DOE Challenge Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Then, even more advanced technologies are designed in for a home that goes above and beyond current code to give you the superior quality construction, HVAC, appliances, indoor air quality, safety, durability, comfort, and solar-ready components along with ultra-low or no utility bills. This provides homeowners with a quality home that will last for generations to come.

470

Review of water, lighting, and cooling energy efficiency measures for low-income homes located in warm climates  

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In support of the U.S. Department of Energy`s Weatherization Assistance Program, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has performed a literature review of weatherization measures applicable for homes located in warm climate regions. Sources for this information included: (1) documented engineering estimates, (2) vendor information, (3) reported performance from research and field tests, and (4) direct discussions with researchers, vendors, and field reporters. Estimated savings are extrapolated from reported energy savings and applied to the end-use energy consumption for low-income homes reported by the Energy Information Administration. Additionally, installation costs, savings-to-investment ratios, and parameters indicating performance sensitivity to issues such as occupancy, construction, client education, and maintenance requirements are presented. The report is comprised of two sections: (1) an overview of measure performance, and (2) an appendix. The overview of measures is in a tabular format, which allows for quick reference. More detailed discussions and references for each measure are presented in the Appendix and it is highly recommended that these be reviewed prior to measure selection.

Martin, M.A.; Gettings, M.B.

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Home Automation : Smart home technology and template house design.  

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??In this thesis, home automations general knowledge, technology information and each component will be introduced to the reader in the first half of the whole (more)

Zheng, Zeya

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

EMIT: explicit modeling of interactive-engagement techniques for physics graduate teaching assistants and the impact on instruction and student performance in calculus-based physics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and physics problem solving and 3) undergraduate physics students? understanding and performance in an introductory calculus-based physics course. Methods included explicit modeling for the treatment group GTAs of the Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol...

Ezrailson, Cathy Mariotti

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

473

Home Fruit Production - Figs.  

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TDOC Z TA245.7 B873 NO.1591 B-1591 Texas Agricultural Extension Service HOM? FRUIT PRODUCTION FIGS LIBRARY SEP 2 7 1988 ( A&M Univer it Texas Agricultural Extension Service. Zerle L. Carpenter, Director. The Texas A&M University System.... College Station, Texas / (Blank Pa.ge -ill Original BBDetial . r .. ; :.' l , ::; .: .? HOME FRUIT PRODUCTION - FIGS Calvin G. Lyons and George Ray McEachern* Figs have been a part of Texas homesteads since the early development of the state...

Lyons, Calvin G.; McEachern, George Ray

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

DOE Solar Decathlon: Home Entertainment  

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Home Entertainment Home Entertainment (100 points) The Home Entertainment Contest in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon gauges whether a house has what it takes to be a home. How well does it accommodate the pleasures of living, such as sharing meals with friends and family, watching movies in a home theater, and checking social media? How well does it accommodate a small home office for a telecommuter? The contest includes: Holding two dinner parties for neighbors, who award the host team points based on the quality of the meal, ambiance, and overall experience Keeping all interior and exterior house lights on during specified periods of time Operating a television and computer during specified time periods Hosting a movie night for neighbors, who rate their hosts based on

475

Potential Benefits of Commissioning California Homes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This work was supported by the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098. This report was prepared as a result of work result in better performing systems and houses. In turn, this will result in more efficient use of energy

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Financial Assistance | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Assistance Assistance Financial Assistance Memo from Deputy Secretary Poneman to DOE Contractor or Financial Assistance Recipient (March 4, 2013) Financial Assistance Regulations Department of Energy Financial Assistance Regulation, 10 CFR 600 New Restrictions on Lobbying, 10 CFR Part 601 Epidemiology & Other Health Studies, 10 CFR Part 602 Technology Investment Agreements, 10 CFR 603 Office of Science Financial Assistance Program, 10 CFR Part 605 Financial Assistance Policy and Guidance Department of Energy Financial Assistance Letters Active Financial Assistance Letters Archived Financial Assistance Letters Department of Energy Guide to Financial Assistance Merit Review Guide for Financial Assistance and Unsolicited Proposals Financial Assistance Forms and Information for Applicants and Recipients

477

Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

II, New Construction - August 13, 2014 - Next Gen Advanced Framing for High Performance Homes Integrated System Solutions Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure...

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Contact the Sustainability Performance Office | Department of...  

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

You are here Home About Contact the Sustainability Performance Office Contact the Sustainability Performance Office The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sustainability...

479

About Fermilab | Fermilab and the Community | Home  

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photos photos Science in the Neighborhood - Fermilab and the Community Fermilab values strong relationships based on direct and open communication with the people who live in neighboring communities. Fermilab's future as a world leader in science research depends on the trust and participation of our neighbors here at home. Submit a question ILC Citizens' Task Force ILC Citizens' Task Force The ILC Citizens' Task Force will provide guidance and advice to Fermilab to ensure that community concerns and ideas are included in all public aspects of ILC planning and design. ILC Citizens' Task Force - Web site ILC Citizens' Task Force - List of Members Fermilab Community Advisory Board Fermilab Community Task Force Fermilab seeks nominations for new Community Advisory Board to assist in future plan.

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Multi-level reconfiguration in the DANAH assistive system  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Nowadays, interaction with our surrouding environment has increased due to the presence of numerous devices that provide us with services. This is especially true in Smart Homes and can be of great help for the disabled people and the elderly that can ... Keywords: assistive systems, on-line/dynamic reconfiguration, service reconfiguration

Sad Lankri; Pascal Berruet; Jean-Luc Philippe

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


481

New American Home 2009 (Brochure)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This brochure details the New American Home 2009, which demonstrates the use of innovative building materials, cutting-edge design, and the latest construction techniques.

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2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Solar Textiles For the Home.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Solar Textiles came out of the idea that everyone has windows in their homes which need to be shaded. The question was simple, why are (more)

Cosman, Brienne E

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

DOE Challenge Home Student Competition  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This document outlines plans for the DOE Challenge Homes Student Competition, which will complement the Solar Decathlon, and launch in 2014.

484

Exploring California PV Home Premiums  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

2013) Residential Photovoltaic Energy Systems in California:of the Effects of Photovoltaic Energy Systems on ResidentialEffects of Residential Photovoltaic Energy Systems on Home

Hoen, Ben

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Home Energy Affordability Loan (HEAL)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presents information about the Home Energy Affordability Loan (HEAL), as well as its two different models and non-traditional financing source.

486

FORGE Home | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

FORGE Home The Energy Department envisions Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) as a dedicated site where scientists and engineers will be able to...

487

Department of Energy Home Page  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Search Home Page Contents ABOUT DOE About The Department of Energy (Learn about the Department of Energy, its mission, plans, organizational structure,...

488

Secretary Chu to Appear This Sunday on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Chu to Appear This Sunday on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Chu to Appear This Sunday on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Secretary Chu to Appear This Sunday on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition February 12, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington - This Sunday, February 14th, Energy Secretary Steven Chu will appear on the show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory worked with the builders to offer technical assistance as they designed and built a super high efficiency home and a neighborhood learning center in the Washington, D.C area. The builders used the latest "green" technologies, including an insulated concrete form foundation, triple-layer insulated windows, hybrid electric water heaters and a geothermal heat pump, compact fluorescent lighting, and

489

Evaluation of Low-E Storm Windows in the PNNL Lab Homes  

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This study examines the performance of exterior and interior low-e storm panels with a controlled whole home experimental design using PNNL's Lab Homes. Summing the estimated annual average heating and cooling savings, the installation of low-e storm panels resulted in approximately 10% annual energy savings. The results of the experiment will be used to determine and validate performance of low-e storm windows over double pane clear glass windows in a whole home setting.

Knox, Jake R.; Widder, Sarah H.

2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

490

Home financing for new and existing energy efficient homes  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The video describes how the home federal savings and loan association in Rockford, IL, has developed lending standards for new conventional and solar homes. The nine standards are illustrated. The video follows the customer through the loan process, including an appraisal of energy efficient items, loan closing, and continuing education. The primary audience is savings and loan management personnel.

NONE

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

491

Global Home File System at NERSC  

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Home Home Global Home Filesystem Overview Global home directories (or "global homes") provide a convenient means for a user to have access to source files, input files, configuration files, etc., regardless of the platform the user is logged in to. Wherever possible, you should refer to your home directory using the environment variable $HOME. The absolute path to your home directory (e.g., /u4/elvis/) may change, but the value of $HOME will always be correct. For security reasons, you should never allow "world write" access to your $HOME directory or your $HOME/.ssh directory. NERSC scans for such security weakness, and, if detected, will change the permissions on your directories. Platforms Utilizing Global Home The Global Home file system is available on all NERSC systems except PDSF.

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study, Clifton View Homes, Coupeville, WA, Systems Home  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Case-study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home on Whidbey Island, WA, that scored HERS 45 without PV. This 2,908 ft2 custom/system home has a SIP roof and walls, R-20 rigid foam under slab, triple-pane windows, ground source heat pump for radiant floor heat, and a unique balanced ventilation system using separate exhaust fans to bring air into and out of home.

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Palo Duro Homes, Albuquerque...  

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

Study: Palo Duro Homes, Albuquerque, NM DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Palo Duro Homes, Albuquerque, NM Case study of a New Mexico-based home builder who has built more DOE...

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Nexus EnergyHome...  

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

Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Nexus EnergyHomes - Frederick, Maryland Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Nexus EnergyHomes - Frederick,...

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Clifton View Homes, Whidbey...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Study: Clifton View Homes, Whidbey Island, WA DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Clifton View Homes, Whidbey Island, WA Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready home on Whidbey...

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: M Street Homes, Houston...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Study: M Street Homes, Houston, TX DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: M Street Homes, Houston, TX Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready home in Houston, TX, that achieves a...

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Southern Homes, Russellville, AL  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Case study of the first manufactured home built to the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home standard. This manufactured home achieved a HERS score of 57 without PV. The home has been set up for side-by-side...

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Southern Energy Homes, Russellville, AL  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Case study of the first manufactured home built to the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home standard. This manufactured home achieved a HERS score of 57 without PV. The home has been set up for side-by-side...

499

Performance Management Methodology Moving from Performance Measurement to Performance Management  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Guide to a Balanced Scorecard: Guide to a Balanced Scorecard: Performance Management Methodology Moving from Performance Measurement to Performance Management Guide to a Balanced Scorecard Performance Management Methodology Richard H. Hopf Deputy Assistant Secretary for Procurement and Assistance Management Department of Energy Lloyd W. Pratsch Procurement Executive Department of State Robert A. Welch Director for Acquisition Management and Procurement Executive Department of Commerce Pauk A. Denett Director of Administration/Senior Procurement Executive Department of Interior David J. Litman Director, Office of Acquisition and Grants Management Department of Transportation Ida M. Ustad Deputy Associate Administrator for Acquisition Policy General Services Administration Terrence J. Tychan Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grants

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Development of an ANN based system identification tool to estimate the performance-emission characteristics of a CRDI assisted CNG dual fuel diesel engine  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract In the present study the performance and emission parameters of a single cylinder four-stroke CRDI engine under CNG-diesel dual-fuel mode have been modeled by Artificial Neural Network. An ANN model was developed to predict BSFC, BTE, NOx, PM and HC based on the experimental data, with load, fuel injection pressure and CNG energy share as input parameters for the network. The developed ANN model was capable of predicting the performance and emission parameters with commendable accuracy as observed from correlation coefficients within the range of 0.998330.99999, mean absolute percentage error in the range of 0.0451.66% along with noticeably low root mean square errors provided an acceptable index of the robustness of the predicted accuracy.

Sumit Roy; Rahul Banerjee; Ajoy Kumar Das; Probir Kumar Bose

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z