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Assisted Home Performance Grants | Department of Energy  

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

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  

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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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Low income home energy assistance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides eligible households with assistance for home energy costs. Assistance is available to (1) help families pay heating and cooling costs, (2) prevent energy cutoff in crisis situations, and (3) help families make their homes more energy efficient. This report provides background information on the program in preparation for the program's reauthorization in 1990.

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1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weatherization Assistance Program: Spurring Innovation, Increasing Home  

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

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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Performance of Home Smoke Alarms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... 72 Figure 86. Heating ignition source with cooking oil . ... Estimated particle size from cooking oil fire scenario . . ... Performance of Home Smoke Alarms ...

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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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Assistive technologies for use in the home to prolong independence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we describe applications of computing assisted technology to home environments of elderly persons. Keywords: aging, assistive technology for persons with disabilities, computers and society, gerotechnology, human safety, social issues

Kathryn Daniel; Carolyn L. Cason; Sherry Ferrell

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Performance with Energy Star  

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

- 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  

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

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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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR - Webinar Slides  

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Existing Homes Efficiency - If You Want BetterBuildings - Go with HPwES Home Performance with ENERGY STAR August 5, 2010 Chandler von Schrader, EPA Casey Murphy, ICF Int'l Matthew...

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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  

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

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

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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Columbia Water & Light - Home Performance with Energy Star Rebates...  

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

Home Performance with Energy Star Rebates Columbia Water & Light - Home Performance with Energy Star Rebates Eligibility Residential Savings For Home Weatherization Commercial...

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A Business Case for Home Performance Contracting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report was prepared by PNNL for the DOE Building America program. The report provides information for businesses considering entering the home performance contracting industry. Metrics discussed include industry trends and drivers, specific points of entry, business models, startup costs, and marketing strategies. The report includes detailed analysis of eight businesses around the country that have successfully entered the home performance contracting industry. Data is provided on their financial structures, program participation, marketing efforts, and staff training. This report will be distributed via the DOE Building America website, www.buildingamerica.gov. Individual case studies will also be cleared separately.

Baechler, Michael C.; Antonopoulos, Chrissi A.; Sevigny, Maureen; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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Weatherizing the Homes of Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Clients: A Programmatic Assessment  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this project was to assess the relationships between two federal programs that support low income households, the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The specific question addressed by this research is: what impact does weatherizing homes of LIHEAP recipients have on the level of need for LIHEAP assistance? The a priori expectation is that the level of need will decrease. If this is the case, then it can be argued that a non-energy benefit of WAP is the reduction in the level of need for LIHEAP assistance for households receiving weatherization assistance. The study area for this project was Boston, Massachusetts, which is representative of large northern urban areas. Additionally, Boston was chosen because one of its social service agencies, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), administers both WAP and LIHEAP programs. ABCD has a substantial client base of low-income households and was willing to cooperate in this study. In the State of Massachusetts, an income test is used to determine whether low-income households qualify for standard LIHEAP benefits. Benefits provided to eligible households are determined by a schedule that gauges benefit levels based on household income and number of members in the household. Additionally, households that consume large amounts of primary heating fuel can also qualify an additional high energy subsidy. It was expected that weatherization's biggest influence on the LIHEAP program would be in reducing the number of households qualifying for high energy subsidies. Data were collected for three groups of households that received both weatherization and LIHEAP assistance and for one control group that only received LIHEAP assistance. Table ES-1 indicates the sample sizes, weatherization dates, and winter time periods when changes in energy consumption and receipt of LIHEAP benefits could be expected to be observed. The reason why there is a lag of one year when weatherization impacts upon LIHEAP benefits might be observed is that LIHEAP benefits--specifically high energy benefits--are based on the previous year's primary heat fuel bills.

Tonn, B.

2002-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Homes  

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

 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) improves home energy performance by developing and demonstrating advanced energy efficiency technologies and practices that make homes in the United States more...

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Delmarva Power - Home Performance with Energy Star Incentive Program |  

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

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  

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

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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Forced Air Systems in High Performance Homes  

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

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

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

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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Baltimore Gas & Electric Company- Home Performance with Energy Star Rebates  

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

The Baltimore Gas & Electric Company (BG&E) offers the Home Performance with Energy Star Program that provides incentives for residential customers who have audits performed by...

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Columbia Water & Light- Home Performance with Energy Star Rebates  

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

Columbia Water and Light, a municipal utility, offers rebates to its residential customers who make certain energy efficient improvements to the home. Under the Home Performance with Energy Star...

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

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

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

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

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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Strategy Guideline: Partnering for High Performance Homes  

SciTech Connect

High performance houses require a high degree of coordination and have significant interdependencies between various systems in order to perform properly, meet customer expectations, and minimize risks for the builder. Responsibility for the key performance attributes is shared across the project team and can be well coordinated through advanced partnering strategies. For high performance homes, traditional partnerships need to be matured to the next level and be expanded to all members of the project team including trades, suppliers, manufacturers, HERS raters, designers, architects, and building officials as appropriate. In an environment where the builder is the only source of communication between trades and consultants and where relationships are, in general, adversarial as opposed to cooperative, the chances of any one building system to fail are greater. Furthermore, it is much harder for the builder to identify and capitalize on synergistic opportunities. Partnering can help bridge the cross-functional aspects of the systems approach and achieve performance-based criteria. Critical success factors for partnering include support from top management, mutual trust, effective and open communication, effective coordination around common goals, team building, appropriate use of an outside facilitator, a partnering charter progress toward common goals, an effective problem-solving process, long-term commitment, continuous improvement, and a positive experience for all involved.

Prahl, D.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® | Department of Energy  

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

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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Performance summary of the Balcomb solar home  

SciTech Connect

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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Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes  

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

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

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

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)  

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

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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Webinar: ENERGY STAR Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes  

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

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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Project: Measuring Performance of Net-Zero Energy Homes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Measuring Performance of Net-Zero Energy Homes Project. Summary: ... A key driver of energy use in residential buildings is occupant behavior. ...

2012-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

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

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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Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes |  

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

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  

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

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  

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

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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Transitioning to High Performance Homes: Successes and Lessons Learned From Seven Builders  

SciTech Connect

As homebuyers are becoming increasingly concerned about rising energy costs and the impact of fossil fuels as a major source of greenhouse gases, the returning new home market is beginning to demand energy-efficient and comfortable high-performance homes. In response to this, some innovative builders are gaining market share because they are able to market their homes’ comfort, better indoor air quality, and aesthetics, in addition to energy efficiency. The success and marketability of these high-performance homes is creating a builder demand for house plans and information about how to design, build, and sell their own low-energy homes. To help make these and other builders more successful in the transition to high-performance construction techniques, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) partnered with seven interested builders in the hot humid and mixed humid climates to provide technical and design assistance through two building science firms, Florida Home Energy and Resources Organization (FL HERO) and Calcs-Plus, and a designer that offers a line of stock plans designed specifically for energy efficiency, called Energy Smart Home Plans (ESHP). This report summarizes the findings of research on cost-effective high-performance whole-house solutions, focusing on real-world implementation and challenges and identifying effective solutions. The ensuing sections provide project background, profile each of the builders who participated in the program, and describe their houses’ construction characteristics, key challenges the builders encountered during the construction and transaction process); and present primary lessons learned to be applied to future projects. As a result of this technical assistance, 17 homes have been built featuring climate-appropriate efficient envelopes, ducts in conditioned space, and correctly sized and controlled heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems. In addition, most builders intend to integrate high-performance features into most or all their homes in the future. As these seven builders have demonstrated, affordable, high-performance homes are possible, but require attention to detail and flexibility in design to accommodate specific regional geographic or market-driven constraints that can increase cost. With better information regarding how energy-efficiency trade-offs or design choices affect overall home performance, builders can make informed decisions regarding home design and construction to minimize cost without sacrificing performance and energy savings.

Widder, Sarah H.; Kora, Angela R.; Baechler, Michael C.; Fonorow, Ken; Jenkins, David W.; Stroer, Dennis

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Energy Ratings and Building Performance  

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This paper provides an overview of the Home Energy Rating System (HERS). A short summary of the origination and history of the HERS system will lead to a more detailed description of the inspection and testing protocol. The HERS rating provides an accepted method to determine home efficiency based on standards developed and overseen by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), a not-for-profit corporation. The paper will discuss the effect of various building systems and effects of local climate as they affect the rating score of a proposed or completed structure. The rating is used to determine the most cost effective mechanical systems, building envelope design including window and door types, effect of various roofing materials and radiant barriers. The paper will conclude by comparing specifics of an actual report to the construction characteristics of a home as they relate to the HERS Rating and the result.

Gardner, J.C.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®  

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

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The International Builders' Show (IBS) sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders is a venue attracting over 100,000 builders and building related professionals every year. The increased attendances each year improves the educational sessions, vendor participation and "live" home construction demonstrations. The "live" home demonstrations are a great opportunity to integrate high performance construction and commissioning strategies into the marketplace to validate and distinguish 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 water heater, completed and passed the thermal bypass inspection checklist required for EnergyStar certification and obtained Florida Green Building Certification. The home also qualified for local utility rebate for meeting EnergyStar, father demonstrating that incentive programs encourage high performance building practices and are vital to integrating commissioning procedures into the marketplace. Blower door and duct leakage tests were conducted to quantify as built conditions validating modular manufacturing quality assurance. This paper aims to provide a case study of commissioned, performance measure that justify cost for these demonstration project and "live" show homes.

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

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turning Homes into Low-Cost Ambient Assisted Living Environments  

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Today motion recognition has become more popular in areas like health care. In real-time environments, the amount of information and data required to compute the user's motion is substantial, while the time to collect and process this information are ... Keywords: Ambient Assistant Living (AAL), Depth Image, Kinect Skeletal Data, Motion, Motion Recognition System

Alexiei Dingli; Daniel Attard; Ruben Mamo

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Medical Assisting Medical Assistants perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physi-  

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Medical Assisting Medical Assistants perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep. Medical assis- patients for x-rays, take electrocardiograms, remove sutures, and change dressings. Medical Description: Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science (4 semesters after prerequisites are complet

Crone, Elizabeth

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

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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  

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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  

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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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Building America Performance Analysis Procedures for Existing Homes  

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Because there are more than 101 million residential households in the United States today, it is not surprising that existing residential buildings represent an extremely large source of potential energy savings. Because thousands of these homes are renovated each year, Building America is investigating the best ways to make existing homes more energy-efficient, based on lessons learned from research in new homes. The Building America program is aiming for a 20%-30% reduction in energy use in existing homes by 2020. The strategy for the existing homes project of Building America is to establish technology pathways that reduce energy consumption cost-effectively in American homes. The existing buildings project focuses on finding ways to adapt the results from the new homes research to retrofit applications in existing homes. Research activities include a combination of computer modeling, field demonstrations, and long-term monitoring to support the development of integrated approaches to reduce energy use in existing residential buildings. Analytical tools are being developed to guide designers and builders in selecting the best approaches for each application. Also, DOE partners with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase energy efficiency in existing homes through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.

Hendron, R.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Area Network Performance and Reliability  

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In current deployments, the in-meter communications interface between a utilitys advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system and a consumers home area network (HAN) could be a critical link for the implementation of retail energy services. The reliability of communications across this interface will affect the overall customer experience and may impact the value of these services. This report examines technologies currently being used in North America and elsewhere to implement that link narrowband and...

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance Strategy for Existing Homes: Final Quality Management Primer for High Performing Homes  

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This guide is designed to help Building America (BA) Teams understand quality management and its role in transitioning from conventional to high performance home building and remodeling. It explains what quality means, the value of quality management systems, the unique need for QMS when building high performing homes, and the first steps to a implementing a comprehensive QMS. This document provides a framework and context for BA teams when they encounter builders and remodelers.

Del Bianco, M.; Taggart, J.; Sikora, J.; Wood, A.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Webinar (text version)  

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5, 2010 - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Webinar (text version) Erin Jackson: Okay, hi, everybody. This is Erin Jackson with the Department of Energy, and we welcome you to...

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BatPaC - Battery Performance and Cost model - Home  

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> BatPaC Home About BatPaC Download BatPaC Contact Us BatPaC: A Lithium-Ion Battery Performance and Cost Model for Electric-Drive Vehicles The recent penetration of...

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Home Sweet Home: Entrepreneurs' Location Choices and the Performance of Their Ventures  

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Entrepreneurs, even more than employees, tend to locate in regions in which they have deep roots (“home” regions). Here, we examine the performance implications of these choices. Whereas one might expect entrepreneurs to perform better in ... Keywords: behavior, econometrics, economics, effectiveness--performance, organizational studies

Michael S. Dahl; Olav Sorenson

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Practices and Processes of Leading High Performance Home Builders in the Upper Midwest  

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The NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership team proposed this study to gain insight into the business, sales, and construction processes of successful high performance builders. The knowledge gained by understanding the high performance strategies used by individual builders, as well as the process each followed to move from traditional builder to high performance builder, will be beneficial in proposing more in-depth research to yield specific action items to assist the industry at large transform to high performance new home construction. This investigation identified the best practices of three successful high performance builders in the upper Midwest. In-depth field analysis of the performance levels of their homes, their business models, and their strategies for market acceptance were explored. All three builders commonly seek ENERGY STAR certification on their homes and implement strategies that would allow them to meet the requirements for the Building America Builders Challenge program. Their desire for continuous improvement, willingness to seek outside assistance, and ambition to be leaders in their field are common themes. Problem solving to overcome challenges was accepted as part of doing business. It was concluded that crossing the gap from code-based building to high performance based building was a natural evolution for these leading builders.

Von Thoma, E.; Ojczyk, C.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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States fund an expanded range of activities under low-income home energy assistance block grant  

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The low-income home energy assistance (LIHEA) block grant expanded states' flexibility and authority and permitted funds to be used for a broader range of activities not previously permitted. Unlike other block grants created under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, LIHEA received increased appropriations over the level established for the prior program to assist eligible households in meeting the costs of home energy. While heating assistance continued to account for the bulk of expenditures in most states, the majority of the 13 states GAO visited used their new authority to provide weatherization, transfer energy assistance funds to other block grants, and carry over funds to the following year. In addition, states gave increased emphasis to energy crisis assistance. Few changes were made to program management procedures. Overall, state executive and legislative branch officials found the block grant less burdensome and more desirable than the prior program. However, about half the interest groups viewed the block grant as a less desirable method of funding energy assistance programs.

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1984-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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 one of HPwES's local sponsors, Austin Energy's HPwES program offers a complete home energy analysis and a list of recommendations for efficiency improvements, along with cost estimates. To determine the benefits of this program, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) collaborated with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to conduct a statistical analysis using energy consumption data of HPwES homes provided by Austin Energy. This report provides preliminary estimates of average savings per home from the HPwES Loan Program for the period 1998 through 2006. The results from this preliminary analysis suggest that the HPwES program sponsored by Austin Energy had a very significant impact on reducing average cooling electricity for participating households. Overall, average savings were in the range of 25%-35%, and appear to be robust under various criteria for the number of households included in the analysis.

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

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EERE: Sustainability Performance Office Home Page  

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

hard hats talking among multiple rows of photovoltaic arrays. News DOE Releases 2011 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan October 31, 2011 DOE Releases Strategic...

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US Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program Homes Weatherized by State  

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

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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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 Technologies Office: Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®  

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Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Technology Research, Standards, & Codes Popular Residential Links Success Stories Previous Next...

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Campbell Creek Research Homes FY 2012 Annual Performance Report  

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The Campbell Creek project is funded and managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Technology Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Power Delivery & and Utilization Office. Technical support is provided under contract by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Electric Power Research Institute.The project was designed to determine the relative energy efficiency of typical new home construction, energy efficiency retrofitting of existing homes, and high -performance new homes built from the ground up for energy efficiency. This project will compare three houses that represented the current construction practice as a base case (Builder House CC1); a modified house that could represent a major energy- efficient retrofit (Retrofit House CC2); and a house constructed from the ground up to be a high- performance home (High Performance House CC3). In order tTo enablehave a valid comparison, it was necessary to simulate occupancy in all three houses and heavily monitor the structural components and the energy usage by component. All three houses are two story, slab on grade, framed construction. CC1 and CC2 are approximately 2,400 square feet2. CC3 has a pantry option, that is primarily used as a mechanical equipment room, that adds approximately 100 square feet2. All three houses are all-electric (with the exception of a gas log fireplace that is not used during the testing), and use air-source heat pumps for heating and cooling. The three homes are located in Knoxville in the Campbell Creek Subdivision. CC1 and CC2 are next door to each other and CC3 is across the street and a couple of houses down. The energy data collected will be used to determine the benefits of retrofit packages and high -performance new home packages. There are over 300 channels of continuous energy performance and thermal comfort data collection in the houses (100 for each house). The data will also be used to evaluate the impact of energy -efficient upgrades ton the envelope, mechanical equipment, or demand -response options. Each retrofit will be evaluated incrementally, by both short -term measurements and computer modeling, using a calibrated model. This report is intended to document the comprehensive testing, data analysis, research, and findings within the January 2011 through October 2012 timeframe at the Campbell Creek research houses. The following sections will provide an in-depth assessment of the technology progression in each of the three research houses. A detailed assessment and evaluation of the energy performance of technologies tested will also be provided. Finally, lessons learned and concluding remarks will be highlighted.

Gehl, Anthony C [ORNL; Munk, Jeffrey D [ORNL; Jackson, Roderick K [ORNL; Boudreaux, Philip R [ORNL; Khowailed, Gannate A [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Performance with Energy Star Program | Department of Energy  

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

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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Home Performance with Energy Star Program | Department of Energy  

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

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

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

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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NREL Enables Efficient Data Exchange for Home Performance Companies (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights in Research & Development  

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NREL supports standard data transfer protocol to streamline communication of home performance tracking systems and upgrade analysis software.

Merket, N.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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BigHorn Home Improvement Center Energy Performance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The BigHorn Development Project, located in Silverthorne, Colorado, is one of the nation's first commercial building projects to integrate extensive high-performance design into a retail space. The BigHorn Home Improvement Center, completed in the spring of 2000, is a 42,366-ft2 (3,936 m2) hardware store, warehouse, and lumberyard. The authors were brought in at the design stage of the project to provide research-level guidance to apply an integrated design process and perform a postoccupancy evaluation. An aggressive energy design goal of 60% energy cost saving was set early in the process, which focused the efforts of the design team and provided a goal for measuring the success of the project. The extensive use of natural light, combined with energy-efficient electrical lighting design, provides good illumination and excellent energy savings. The reduced lighting loads, management of solar gains, and cool climate allow natural ventilation to meet the cooling loads. A hydronic radiant floor system, gas-fired radiant heaters, and a transpired solar collector deliver heat. An 8.9-kW roof-integrated photovoltaic (PV) system offsets a portion of the electricity. After construction, the authors installed monitoring equipment to collect energy performance data and analyzed the building's energy performance for two and one-half years. The authors also helped program the building controls and provided recommendations for improving operating efficiency. The building shows an estimated 53% energy cost saving and a 54% source energy saving. These savings were determined with whole-building energy simulations that were calibrated with measured data. This paper discusses lessons learned related to the design process, the daylighting performance, the PV system, and the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning system.

Deru, M.; Pless, S. D.; Torcellini, P. A.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proven Performance of Seven Cold Climate Deep Retrofit Homes  

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Seven test homes located in Massachusetts are examined within this report. The retrofit strategies of each home are presented along with a comparison of the pre- and post-retrofit airtightness achieved by the group. Pre- and post-retrofit utility bills were collected; energy models were used to estimate pre-retrofit energy use when bills were unavailable.

Osser, R.; Neuhauser, K.; Ueno, K.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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Measured Performance of Occupied, Side-by-Side, South Texas Homes  

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The performance of three homes in San Antonio, Texas with identical floor plans and orientation were evaluated through a partnership between the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), CPS Energy, and Woodside Homes of South Texas. Measurements included whole house gas and electric use as well as heating, cooling, hot water, major appliances and indoor and outdoor conditions. One home built to builder standard practice served as the control, while the other homes demonstrated high performance features. Utility peak electric load comparisons of these dual-fuel homes provide an assessment of envelope and equipment improvements. The control home used natural gas for space and water heating only, while the improved homes had gas heating and major appliances with the exception of a high efficiency heat pump in one home. Data collection began in July of 2009 and continued through April of 2011. Energy ratings for the homes yielded E-Scales (aka HERS indices) of 86 for the control home, 54 for one improved home and 37 for the other home which has a 2.4kW photovoltaic array.

Chasar, D.; vonSchramm, V.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® | Department of Energy  

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for Parking Lots Lighten Energy Load The GE GeoSpring(tm) Electric Heat Pump Water Heater is readily integrated into new and existing home designs. Taking up the same footprint...

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Kansas City Power & Light- Home Performance with ENERGY STAR  

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Kansas City Power & 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....

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Solar-assisted heat pump field performance evaluation. Final report  

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An analysis carried out to determine some guidelines to use in laying out six ground coil installations is summarized. The installation of the solar-assisted ground coupled heat pumps is described. The instrumentation employed at each of the installations in order to obtain performance data is discussed. (MHR)

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

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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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Performance Results from a Cold Climate Case Study for Affordable Zero Energy Homes: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The design of this 1280 square foot, 3-bedroom Denver zero energy home carefully combines envelope efficiency, efficient equipment, appliances and lighting, a photovoltaic system, and passive and active solar thermal features to exceed the net zero energy goal. In January 2006, a data acquisition system was installed in the home to monitor its performance over the course of a year. This paper presents full year of energy performance data on the home.

Norton, P.; Christensen, C.

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance characteristics of gravity-assisted, potassium heat pipes  

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Experiments with potassium-stainless steel gravity-assisted heat pipes were performed. Performance limitations due to entrainment or flooding of the liquid return flow are compared with analytical model predictions. The effect of heated pool height was investigated and problems with surface wetting are discussed. A comparison between entrainment limits for smooth-walled and textured-walled heat pipes was made and a minimum internal surface texturing depth is suggested.

Prenger, F.C.; Keddy, E.S.; Sena, J.T.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utilizing Home Node Prediction to Improve the Performance of Software Distributed Shared Memory  

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Many researchers use a home-based lazy release consistent protocol (HLRC) to provide a simple, effective, and scalable way to build software distributed shared memory (DSM) systems. However, the performance of HLRC is notoriously sensitive to the initial page distribution among home nodes. This paper proposes an adaptive HLRC protocol in which the home page designation is able to change according to the observed application sharing pattern. Our system differs from HLRC and other adaptive derivatives in the following respects. First, the number of home nodes for each shared page can be varied, as opposed to having only a single home node. Second, we use prediction in a novel way to dynamically change the the location of home nodes according to different memory access patterns. The home node of each shared page is able to propagate, perish, and migrate. An online home predictor determine whether or not the current node should remain a home node or drop from the current set of home nodes for a given page. Finally, all decisions concerning home node group membership are made locally, eliminating the costly global decision-making communication present in many other systems. Performance evaluations using six well-known DSM benchmarks show that our adaptive protocol outperforms conventional HLRC by up to 60%. 1

Song Peng

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering-economic analysis of mobile home thermal performance  

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Various levels of investment in energy-efficient designs are studied for new mobile homes. The purpose is to define relationships between annual energy use for space heating and cooling and additional initial investment in the structure shell for a range of climates in the United States. Climate, fuel price, and other economic factors are used to determine which energy-conserving designs are cost-effective. Maximum life-cycle savings configurations for a typical 14' x 68' mobile home are developed for nine different locations in the U.S.

Hutchins, P.F. Jr.; Hirst, E.

1978-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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or the information, products or services contained therein by the DOE Oak Ridge Office. Home Home Contact Infomation Background Reference Documents Pre-Solicitation Notice Final...

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

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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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Electrically-Assisted Turbocharger Development for Performance and Emissions  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

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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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Weatherization Assistance Program: Spurring Innovation, Increasing...  

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Weatherization Assistance Program: Spurring Innovation, Increasing Home Energy Efficiency Weatherization Assistance Program: Spurring Innovation, Increasing Home Energy Efficiency...

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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  

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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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Product recycling Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons Low-Income Home EnergyAssistance Program Searchable databases of incentives Database of State...

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HomePlug Green PHY Performance Evaluation: An Assessment at Sampled Field Sites  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The HomePlug Green PHY specification was created by the HomePlug Powerline Alliance to target smart grid and smart energy applications. The focus of the Green PHY implementation was cost, coverage, and performance driven by input from utilities and end device manufacturers.Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) member utilities requested an evaluation of Green PHY in some real-world scenarios to determine the capabilities of devices using this specification. To accomplish this, the ...

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Using EnergyPlus to Perform Dehumidification Analysis on Building America Homes: Preprint  

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A parametric study was conducted using EnergyPlus version 6.0 to investigate humidity issues on a typical mid-1990s reference home, a 2006 International Energy Conservation Code home, and a high-performance home in a hot-humid climate. The impacts of various dehumidification equipment and controls are analyzed on the high performance home. The study examined the combined effects of infiltration and mechanical ventilation with balanced and unbalanced mechanical ventilation systems. Indoor relative humidity excursions were examined; specifically, the number of excursions, average excursion length, and maximum excursion length. Space relative humidity, thermal comfort, and whole-house source energy consumption were analyzed for indoor relative humidity set points of 50%, 55%, and 60%. The study showed and explained 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 high-performance homes. Thermal comfort analysis indicated that occupants are unlikely to notice indoor humidity problems. The study confirmed that supplemental dehumidification should be provided to maintain space relative humidity below 60% in a hot-humid climate.

Fang, X.; Winkler, J.; Christensen, D.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Performance House: A Cold Climate Challenge Home, Old Greenwich, Connecticut (Fact Sheet)  

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By working with builder partners on test homes, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program can vet whole-house building strategies and avoid potential unintended consequences of implementing untested solution packages on a production scale. To support this research, Building America team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) partnered with Preferred Builders Inc. on a high-performance test home in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. 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 adaptable to the needs of homeowners. The technologies and strategies used in the "Performance House" were best practices rather than cutting edge, with a focus on simplicity in construction, maintenance, and operation. Achieving 30% source energy savings compared with a home built to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code in the cold climate zone requires that nearly all components and systems be optimized. Careful planning and design are critical. The end result was a DOE Challenge Home that achieved a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index Score of 20 (43 without photovoltaics [PV]).

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

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Area Network Performance Metrics and Monitoring - Phase 2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In considering a particular communication technology and protocol, one of the earliest steps that must be taken is to review features and performance claims by its publishing agency (manufacturer or supporting alliance). These claims are based on specific conditions, generally ideal ones. This is mainly because of practicality issues since it is difficult if not impossible to cover a technologys performance in every possible condition where it may be used. This approach also tends to put that technology ...

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidelines for Trial Use of Leading Indicators of Human Performance: The Human Performance Assistance Package  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents ongoing research and the results of two projects, Leading Indicators of Human Performance and Corrective Action Selection System. These projects have created the following products available to EPRI-member utilities: this report and two software programs with user manuals, Proactive Assessment of Organizational and Workplace Factors (PAOWF) and Corrective Action Research and Evaluation (CARE). Together, these elements constitute the Human Performance Assistance Package (HPAP).

2000-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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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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BigHorn Home Improvement Center Energy Performance: Preprint  

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This is one of the nation's first commercial building projects to integrate extensive high-performance design into a retail space. The extensive use of natural light, combined with energy-efficient electrical lighting design, provides good illumination and excellent energy savings. The reduced lighting loads, management of solar gains, and cool climate allow natural ventilation to meet the cooling loads. A hydronic radiant floor system, gas-fired radiant heaters, and a transpired solar collector deliver heat. An 8.9-kW roof-integrated photovoltaic (PV) system offsets a portion of the electricity.

Deru, M.; Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BigHorn Home Improvement Center Energy Performance: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This is one of the nation's first commercial building projects to integrate extensive high-performance design into a retail space. The extensive use of natural light, combined with energy-efficient electrical lighting design, provides good illumination and excellent energy savings. The reduced lighting loads, management of solar gains, and cool climate allow natural ventilation to meet the cooling loads. A hydronic radiant floor system, gas-fired radiant heaters, and a transpired solar collector deliver heat. An 8.9-kW roof-integrated photovoltaic (PV) system offsets a portion of the electricity.

Deru, M.; Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Permanent magnet assisted synchronous reluctance motor, design and performance improvement  

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Recently, permanent magnet assisted (PMa)-synchronous reluctance motors (SynRM) have been considered as a possible alternative motor drive for high performance applications. In order to have an efficient motor drive, performing of three steps in design of the overall drive is not avoidable. These steps are design optimization of the motor, identification of the motor parameter and implementation of an advanced control system to ensure optimum operation. Therefore, this dissertation first deals 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 the effects of these parameters on the developed average electromagnetic torque and the total d-q inductances. As it can be inferred from the name of the motor, there are some permanent magnets mounted in the rotor core. One of the features considered in the design of this motor is the magnetization of the permanent magnets mounted in the rotor core using the stator windings to reduce the manufacturing cost. At the next step, identification of the motor parameters is discussed. Variation of motor parameters due to temperature and airgap flux has been reported in the literatures. Use of off-line models for estimating the motor parameters is known as a computationally intensive method, especially when the models include the effect of cross saturation. Therefore in practical applications, on-line parameter estimation is favored to achieve a high performance control system. In this dissertation, a simple practical method for parameter estimation of the PMa-SynRM is introduced. Last part of the dissertation presents one advanced control strategy which utilized the introduced parameter estimator. A practical Maximum Torque Per Ampere (MTPA) control scheme along with a simple parameter estimator for PMa-SynRM is introduced. This method is capable of maintaining the MTPA condition and stays robust against the variations of motor parameters. Effectiveness of the motor design procedure and the control strategy is validated by presenting simulation and experimental results of a 1.5 kW prototype PMa-SynRM, designed and manufactured through the introduced design method.

Niazi, Peyman

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar-assisted electric clothes dryer using a home attic as a heat source  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This study was undertaken to determine the suitability of using a southeastern home attic as a means of reducing the energy consumption of an electric clothes dryer. An inexpensive duct (duplicable for $25) was constructed to collect hot attic air from the peak of a south facing roof and introduce it into the dryer inlet. Instrumentation was added to measure inlet temperatures and operating time/energy consumption of the dryer. Standardized test loads, in addition to normal laundry, were observed over the period of one year. The heat-on time of the dryer tested was shown to be reduced .16 to .35 minutes per /sup 0/C rise in inlet temperature. Inlet temperatures produced by the attic duct peaked at 56/sup 0/C(133/sup 9/F) in May/June and 40/sup 0/C(104/sup 0/F) in February. Based on peak temperatures available between 2 and 4 pm each month, a potential 20% yearly average savings could be realized. Economic viability of the system, dependant primarily on dryer usage, can be computed using a formula derived from the test results and included in the report.

Stana, J.M.

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

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

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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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  

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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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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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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 the ferrite magnets are safe from irreversible demagnetization. Key performance indicators for the motor

Noé, Reinhold

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Enhancing the performance of assisted execution runtime systems through hardware/software techniques  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To meet the expected performance, future exascale systems will require programmers to increase the level of parallelism of their applications. Novel programming models simplify parallel programming at the cost of increasing runtime overheard. Assisted ... Keywords: assisted execution, exascale, performance, transactional memory

Gokcen Kestor; Roberto Gioiosa; Osman Sabri Unsal; Adrian Cristal; Mateo Valero

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Homemaestro: Order from chaos in home networks  

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We present HomeMaestro, a distributed system for monitoring and instrumentation of home networks. HomeMaestro performs extensive measurements at the host level to infer application network requirements, and identifies networkrelated problems through time-series analysis. By sharing and correlating information across hosts in the home network, our system automatically detects and resolves contention over network resources among applications based on predefined policies. Finally, HomeMaestro implements a distributed virtual queue to enforce those policies by prioritizing applications without additional assistance from network equipment such as routers or access points. We outline the challenges in managing home networks, describe the design choices and architecture of our system, and highlight the performance of HomeMaestro components in typical home scenarios. 1.

Thomas Karagiannis; Elias Athanasopoulos; Christos Gkantsidis; Peter Key

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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Multilingual pseudo-relevance feedback: performance study of assisting languages  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In a previous work of ours Chinnakotla et al. (2010) we introduced a novel framework for Pseudo-Relevance Feedback (PRF) called MultiPRF. Given a query in one language called Source, we used English as the Assisting Language to improve ...

Manoj K. Chinnakotla; Karthik Raman; Pushpak Bhattacharyya

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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The topic of this Building America expert meeting was 'Recommended Approaches to Humidity Control in High Performance Homes,' which was held on October 16, 2012, in Westford, MA, and brought together experts in the field of residential humidity control to address modeling issues for dehumidification. The presentations and discussions centered on computer simulation and field experience with these systems, with the goal of developing foundational information to support the development of a Building America Measure Guideline on this topic.

Rudd, A.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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The topic of this Building America expert meeting was 'Recommended Approaches to Humidity Control in High Performance Homes,' which was held on October 16, 2012, in Westford, MA, and brought together experts in the field of residential humidity control to address modeling issues for dehumidification. The presentations and discussions centered on computer simulation and field experience with these systems, with the goal of developing foundational information to support the development of a Building America Measure Guideline on this topic.

Rudd, A.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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Challenge Home  

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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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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)  

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

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

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Design and Performance of the Van Geet Off-Grid Home: Preprint  

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The Van Geet home near Denver, Colorado, demonstrates the successful integration of energy conservation measures and renewable energy supply in a beautiful, comfortable, energy-efficient, 295-m2 (3,176-ft2) off-grid home in a cold, sunny climate. Features include a tight envelope, energy-efficient appliances, passive solar heating (direct gain and Trombe wall), natural cooling, solar hot water, and photovoltaics. In addition to describing this house and its performance, this paper describes the recommended design process of (1) setting a goal for energy efficiency at the outset, (2) applying rules of thumb, and (3) using computer simulation to fine-tune the design. Performance monitoring and computer simulation are combined for the best possible analysis of energy performance. In this case, energy savings are estimated as 89% heating and cooling, 83% electrical, and nearly 100% domestic water heating. The heating and cooling energy use is 8.96 kJ/Cdaym2 (0.44 Btu/Fdayft2).

Barley, C. D.; Torcellini, P.; Van Geet, O.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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Hodges residence: performance of a direct gain passive solar home in Iowa  

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Results are presented for the performance of the Hodges Residence, a 2200-square-foot earth-sheltered direct gain passive solar home in Ames, Iowa, during the 1979-80 heating season, its first occupied season. No night insulation was used on its 500 square feet of double-pane glass. Total auxiliary heat required was 43 GJ (41 MBTU) gross and 26 GJ (25 MBTU) net, amounting, respectively, to 60 and 36 kJ/C/sup 0/-day-m/sup 2/ (2.9 and 1.8 BTU/F/sup 0/-day-ft/sup 2/). The heating season was unusually cloudy and included the cloudiest January in the 21 years of Ames insolation measurements. Results are also presented for the performance of the hollow-core floor which serves as the main storage mass and for the comfort range in the house.

Hodges, L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In Proceedings of the 2nd Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation, October 1996 Performance Evaluation of Two HomeBased Lazy Release Consistency Protocols for  

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Performance Evaluation of Two Home­Based Lazy Release Consistency Protocols for Shared Virtual Memory Systems, called Overlapped Home­based LRC (OHLRC), takes advantage of the communication processor found on each

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Austin's Home Performance with Energy Star Program: Making a Compelling Offer to a Financial Institution Partner  

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Launched in 2006, over 8,700 residential energy upgrades have been completed through Austin Energy's Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program. 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.

Zimring, Mark

2011-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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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NREL Provides Guidance to Improve Thermal Comfort in High-Performance Homes (Fact Sheet)  

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This technical highlight describes NREL research to develop recommendations on HVAC system design and operating conditions to achieve optimal thermal comfort in high-performance homes. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed recommendations to help residential heating, cooling, and ventilation (HVAC) designers select optimal supply inlet size and system operating conditions to maintain good thermal comfort in low heating and cooling load homes. This can be achieved by using high sidewall supply air jets to create proper combinations of air temperature and air motion in the occupied zone of the conditioned space. The design of air distribution systems for low-load homes is an integral part of residential system research and development in systems integration. As American homes become more energy efficient, space conditioning systems will be downsized. The downsizing will reach the point where the air flow volumes required to meet the remaining heating and cooling loads may be too small to maintain uniform room air mixing, which can affect thermal comfort. NREL researchers performed a detailed study evaluating the performance of high sidewall supply air jets over a wide range of parameters including supply air temperature, supply air velocity, and supply inlet size. They found that in heating mode, low and intermediate supply temperatures of 95 F (308 K) and 105 F (314 K) maintained acceptable comfort levels at lower fan powers than can be achieved at 120 F (322 K) supply temperatures. For the high supply temperature of 120 F (322 K), higher fan powers (supply velocities) were required to overcome buoyancy effects and reach a good mixing in the room. In cooling mode, a supply temperature of 55 F (286 K) provided acceptable comfort levels. A small supply inlet of 8-in. (0.2 m) x 1-in. (0.025 m) is recommended in both heating and cooling modes. Computational fluid dynamics was used to model heat transfer and airflow in the room. The technique consists of using the model output to determine how well the supply air mixes with the room air. Thermal comfort is evaluated by determining the Air Diffusion Performance Index (ADPI). The level of comfort is evaluated by monitoring air temperature and air velocity in more than 600,000 control volumes that make up the occupied zone of a single room. The room has an acceptable comfort level when more than 70% of the control volumes meet the comfort criteria on both air temperature and air velocity. Figure 1 illustrates the plots of acceptable draft temperature, which is between -3 (-1.7) and 2 F (1.1 K) for two supply velocities of 394 fpm (2 m/s) (a) and 788 fpm (4 m/s) (b) when the room was supplied by 55 F (286 K) air. The plots show the distribution at selected cross-sections along the room. Colored regions on each cross-section are considered comfortable (blue regions are on the cold side and red regions are on the warm side). Regions of acceptable draft temperature are larger at low velocity and decrease as the velocity increases. As a result, the supply velocity of 394 fpm (2 m/s) provided higher comfort level than the supply velocity of 788 fpm (4 m/s). Work is in progress at NREL to extend this research to evaluate additional configurations and to integrate this system into a whole-house context.

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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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induction heating elements. Gas usage was more prevalent forsubstantially during gas range usage. Formaldehyde exceededrange hood usage were similar in gas and electric homes. Gas

Less, Brennan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nursing home leadership styles and performance outcomes| A quantitative study about leader relationships.  

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?? This quantitative multivariate correlational research study used data about nursing home quality from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and data collected with… (more)

Olinger, Jean Lorraine

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and theoretical performances of a solar assisted dehumidification system for drying centella asiatica L  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A solar assisted dehumidification system has been designed, fabricated, and evaluated. The main components of the drying system consist of a solar collector, an energy storage tank, an auxiliary heater, two blowers, two adsorber columns, two water-air ... Keywords: dehumidification, drying of centella asiatica L, performance of the drying system

M. Yahya; K. Sopian; W. R. W. Daud; M. Y. Othman; B. Yatim; M. A. Alghoul; A. Zaharim

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Office of Acquisition and Assistance  

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and Assistance Home U.S. Department of Energy - Chicago Office spacer spacer Functions Organization Requirements for Financial Assistance Awards Information for Small Businesses...

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

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This guide is was written by PNNL for the US Department of Energy's Building America program to provide information for residential production builders interested in building near zero energy homes. The guide provides indepth descriptions of various roof-top photovoltaic power generating systems for homes. The guide also provides extensive information on various designs of solar thermal water heating systems for homes. The guide also provides construction company owners and managers with an understanding of how solar technologies can be added to their homes in a way that is cost effective, practical, and marketable. Twelve case studies provide examples of production builders across the United States who are building energy-efficient homes with photovoltaic or solar water heating systems.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Ruiz, Kathleen A.; Steward, Heidi E.; Love, Pat M.

2007-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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

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This guide is was written by PNNL for the US Department of Energy's Building America program to provide information for residential production builders interested in building near zero energy homes. The guide provides indepth descriptions of various roof-top photovoltaic power generating systems for homes. The guide also provides extensive information on various designs of solar thermal water heating systems for homes. The guide also provides construction company owners and managers with an understanding of how solar technologies can be added to their homes in a way that is cost effective, practical, and marketable. Twelve case studies provide examples of production builders across the United States who are building energy-efficient homes with photovoltaic or solar water heating systems.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Ruiz, Kathleen A.; Steward, Heidi E.; Love, Pat M.

2007-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Homes That Use 50% Less Energy Than the DOE Building America Benchmark Building  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This document describes lessons learned from designing, building, and monitoring five affordable, energy-efficient test houses in a single development in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) service area. This work was done through a collaboration of Habitat for Humanity Loudon County, the US Department of Energy (DOE), TVA, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).The houses were designed by a team led by ORNL and were constructed by Habitat's volunteers in Lenoir City, Tennessee. ZEH5, a two-story house and the last of the five test houses to be built, provided an excellent model for conducting research on affordable high-performance houses. The impressively low energy bills for this house have generated considerable interest from builders and homeowners around the country who wanted a similar home design that could be adapted to different climates. Because a design developed without the project constraints of ZEH5 would have more appeal for the mass market, plans for two houses were developed from ZEH5: a one-story design (ZEH6) and a two-story design (ZEH7). This report focuses on ZEH6, identical to ZEH5 except that the geothermal heat pump is replaced with a SEER 16 air source unit (like that used in ZEH4). The report also contains plans for the ZEH6 house. ZEH5 and ZEH6 both use 50% less energy than the DOE Building America protocol for energyefficient buildings. ZEH5 is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2632 ft2 house with a home energy rating system (HERS) index of 43, which qualifies it for federal energy-efficiency incentives (a HERS rating of 0 is a zero-energy house, and a conventional new house would have a HERS rating of 100). This report is intended to help builders and homeowners build similar high-performance houses. Detailed specifications for the envelope and the equipment used in ZEH5 are compared with the Building America Benchmark building, and detailed drawings, specifications, and lessons learned in the construction and analysis of data gleaned from 94 sensors installed in ZEH5 to monitor electric sub-metered usage, temperature and relative humidity, hot water usage, and heat pump operation for 1 year are presented. This information should be particularly useful to those considering structural insulated panel (SIP) walls and roofing; foundation geothermal heat pumps for space heating and cooling; solar water heaters; and roof-mounted, grid-tied photovoltaic systems. The document includes plans for ZEH6 (adapted from ZEH5), a one-story, high-performance house, as well as projections of how the design might perform in five major metropolitan areas across the TVA service territory. The HERS ratings for this all-electric house vary from 36 (Memphis, Tennessee) to 46 (Bristol, Tennessee).

Christian, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

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Solar water heating system (may be combined with storage water heater)Solar energy was incorporated into nine of the home heating systems, being paired with tankless water heaters,

Less, Brennan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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Performance limits of gravity-assist heat pipes with simple wick structures  

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Experiments using gravity-assist heat pipes with simple wick structures were used to establish performance limits due to entrainment of the liquid by the counterflowing vapor. A physical model is postulated which leads to a single correlation predicting entrainment limits for all data investigated. The characteristic length in the entrainment parameter is the depth of the wick structure and the model infers an upper bound on this parameter.

Prenger, F.C. Jr.; Kemme, J.E.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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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Home Energy Saver  

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The State of the Art Home performance contractor A small but growing cadre of "Home Performance Professionals" is rising to the challenge of putting america back on the energy...

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

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

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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Monitored energy use of homes with geothermal heat pumps: A compilation and analysis of performance. Final report  

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The performance of residential geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) was assessed by comparing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system and whole house energy use of GHP houses and control houses. Actual energy savings were calculated and compared to expected savings (based on ARI ratings and literature) and predicted savings (based on coefficient of performance - COP - measurements). Differences between GHP and control houses were normalized for heating degree days and floor area or total insulation value. Predicted savings were consistently slightly below expected savings but within the range of performance cited by the industry. Average rated COP was 3.4. Average measured COP was 3.1. Actual savings were inconsistent and sometimes significantly below predicted savings. No correlation was found between actual savings and actual energy use. This suggests that factors such as insulation and occupant behavior probably have greater impact on energy use than type of HVAC equipment. There was also no clear correlation between climate and actual savings or between climate and actual energy use. There was a trend between GHP installation date and savings. Newer units appear to have lower savings than some of the older units which is opposite of what one would expect given the increase in rated efficiencies of GHPs. There are a number of explanations for why actual savings are repeatedly below rated savings or predicted savings. Poor ground loop sizing or installation procedures could be an issue. Given that performance is good compared to ASHPs but poor compared to electric resistance homes, the shortfall in savings could be due to duct leakage. The takeback effect could also be a reason for lower than expected savings. Occupants of heat pump homes are likely to heat more rooms and to use more air-conditioning than occupants of electric resistance homes. 10 refs., 17 figs., 10 tabs.

Stein, J.R.; Meier, A.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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shown in the past (Zajicek, 2000) that they can be powerful allies in home-based health care and offer

Grout, Vic

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Job Training Assistance Programs (Tennessee) | Department of...  

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Sites Power Marketing Administration Other Agencies You are here Home Savings Job Training Assistance Programs (Tennessee) Job Training Assistance Programs (Tennessee)...

151

A BEMS-Assisted Commissioning Tool to Improve the Energy Performance of HVAC Systems  

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The evolving capabilities of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) offer new opportunities to automate some parts of the commissioning process and can generate benefits over the entire life of a building. These benefits include a reduction of process cost and manual effort on site, improved quality assurance process and the adoption of automated energy audit capabilities to improve overall building performance. This paper presents the concept for a new automated commissioning tool that verifies and optimizes the performance of building HVAC systems using the capabilities of BEMS. The tool is applicable mainly to commercial and institutional buildings. In its simplest form, the tool monitors building control data and stores it in a structured database to be used online or upon request. Data resulting from standardized test procedures invoked manually or automatically are also stored in the database. A reasoning algorithm performs an intelligent analysis of the monitored data and also performs additional automated commissioning of HVAC components and systems, identifying faults, diagnosing them, and evaluating the potential energy efficiency improvements. The process is completed by sending detailed comprehensive reports to the user. This paper also includes an example showing how an automated BEMS-assisted commissioning tool can potentially be applied to improve the energy performance of variable-air-volume fan systems.

Choiniere, D.; Corsi, M.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

153

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

154

Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

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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

155

Baltimore County- Property Tax Credit for High Performance Buildings and Homes  

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The state of Maryland permits local governments (Md Code: Property Tax § 9-242) to offer property tax credits for high performance buildings if they choose to do so. Baltimore County exercised this...

156

Austin's Home Performance with Energy Star Program: Making a Compelling Offer to a Financial Institution Partner  

SciTech Connect

Launched in 2006, over 8,700 residential energy upgrades have been completed through Austin Energy's Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program. 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.

Zimring, Mark

2011-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

157

Effects of computer-assisted instruction on performance of senior high school biology students in Ghana  

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This study investigated the comparative efficiency of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) and conventional teaching method in biology on senior high school students. A science class was selected in each of two randomly selected schools. The pretest-posttest ... Keywords: Achievement, Cell cycle, Computer-assisted instruction, Conventional approach, ICT and senior high school

K. A. Owusu; K. A. Monney; J. Y. Appiah; E. M. Wilmot

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Improved Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) Performance with Solvent as Steam Additive  

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Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) is used widely as a thermal recovery technique in Canada to produce a very viscous bitumen formation. The main research objectives of this simulation and experimental study are to investigate oil recovery mechanisms under SAGD process with different injection fluids, including steam, solvent or steam with solvent. 2D simulation studies based on typical Athabasca reservoir properties have been performed. Results show that a successful solvent co-injection design can utilize the advantages of solvent and steam. There is an optimal solvent type and concentration ratio range for a particular reservoir and operating condition. Long, continuous shale barriers located vertically above or near the wellbore delay production performance significantly. Co-injecting a multi-component solvent can flush out the oil in different areas with different drainage mechanisms from vaporized and liquid components. Placing an additional injector at the top of the reservoir results only in marginal improvement. The pure high-temperature diluent injection appears feasible, although further technical and economic evaluation of the process is required. A 2D scaled physical model was fabricated that represented in cross-section a half symmetry element of a typical SAGD drainage volume in Athabasca. The experimental results show co-injecting a solvent mixture of C7 and xylene with steam gives better production performance than the injection of pure steam or steam with C7 at the study condition. Compared to pure steam injection runs ( Run 0 and 1), coinjecting C7 (Run 2) with steam increases the ultimate recovery factor of oil inside the cell from 25 percent to 29 percent and decreases the ultimate CSOR from 2.2 to 1.9 and the ultimate CEOR from 4892 J/cm 3 to 4326 J/cm 3 ; coinjecting C7 and Xylene (Run 3) increases the ultimate recovery factor of oil from 25 percent to 34 percent, and decreases the ultimate CSOR 2.2 to 1.6 and the ultimate CEOR from 4892 J/cm 3 to 3629 J/cm 3 . Analyses of the experimental results indicate that partial pressure and the near wellbore flow play important roles in production performance. In conclusion, a successful solvent injection design can effectively improve the production performance of SAGD. Further research on evaluating the performance of various hydrocarbon types as steam additives is desirable and recommended.

Li, Weiqiang

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

A visual - performative language of façade patterns for the connected sustainable home  

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The association between a building façade involving a matrix of programmable windows, for a prototype house, and the adjustment of the natural light at the house interior is treated algorithmically. The façade operates as a dynamic filter ... Keywords: aesthetics, performance, shape grammars

Sotirios D. Kotsopoulos; Federico Casalegno; Guglielmo Carra; Wesley Graybil; Bob Hsiung

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

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

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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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161

Performance of joint transmit scheme assisted multiple-input multiple-output multi-carrier IDMA system  

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In this paper, we present the performance of a multiple-input multiple-output multi-carrier interleave division multiple access (MC-IDMA) system assisted by combined vertical Bell Laboratories layered space-time architecture and space-time block code ...

K. S. Vishvaksenan, R. Seshasayanan, Yuvaraj Krishnamoorthy

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

High Performance Homes and Buildings: State-of-the-Art Review of Multifamily Buildings  

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Multifamily households constitute a quarter of the U.S. households, including a majority of low-income households. However, energy performance of multifamily buildings has been hindered due to both technical and market barriers. This report investigates a comprehensive whole-building approach to reduce energy use in multifamily buildings, with a discussion of market barriers such as lack of energy knowledge, lack of motivation, and shortage of skilled workforce for deep energy upgrades in ...

2013-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

163

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

164

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

165

Affordable High-Performance Homes: The 2002 NREL Denver Habitat for Humanity House, A Cold-Climate Case Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A trend towards ''green'' building with a focus on energy efficiency is sweeping the United States homebuilding industry. An integrated systems-design approach leads to homes that are more efficient, more comfortable, more affordable, and more durable than homes built with standard practices. Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout the country are taking the lead on this approach to home building for affordable housing. This approach supports Habitat's goals of supplying quality housing and reducing the energy cost burden on families in Habitat homes--goals that are especially important in these days of increasing energy costs.

Norton, P.; Stafford, B.; Carpenter, B.; Hancock, C. E.; Barker, G.; Reeves, P.; Kriescher, P.

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Financial Assistance Certification Financial Assistance Qualification Standards  

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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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Published in the Proceedings of the 2nd Symposium of Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI'96) Performance Evaluation of Two Home-Based Lazy Release Consistency Protocols for  

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(OSDI'96) Performance Evaluation of Two Home-Based Lazy Release Consistency Protocols for Shared Virtual protocols. The #12;rst, Home-based LRC (HLRC), is based on the Automatic Update Release Con- sistency (AURC protocol, called Overlapped Home-based LRC (OHLRC), takes advantage of the communication processor found

Zhou, Yuanyuan

168

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

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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

169

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

170

BCP Home  

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Boulder Canyon Project Remarketing Effort HOME Home Page Image WELCOME Boulder Canyon Information Module Federal Register Notices Public Forums Correspondence and Presentations...

171

EERE: Homes  

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

RENEWABLE ENERGY AND BEING ENERGY EFFICIENT AT HOME Incentives Tax Credits, Rebates, and Savings Save Money and Energy at Home Appliances Energy Assessments Water Heating Using...

172

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

173

Research Toward Zero Energy Homes  

SciTech Connect

This final report was compiled from the detailed annual reports that were submitted for efforts in 2008 and 2009, and from individual task reports from 2010. Reports, case studies, and presentations derived from this work are available through the Building America website. The BIRA team is led by ConSol, a leading provider of energy solutions for builders since 1983. In partnership with over fifty builders, developers, architects, manufactures, researchers, utilities, and agencies, research work was performed in California, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii and five (5) climate regions (Hot-Dry, Marine, Hot-Humid, Cold, and Hot/Mixed Dry). In addition to research work, the team provided technical assistance to our partners whose interests span the entire building process. During the three year budget period, the BIRA team performed analyses of several emerging technologies, prototype homes, and high performance communities through detailed computer simulations and extensive field monitoring to meet the required climate joule milestone targets.

Robert Hammon

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

174

Measured Cooling Performance of Two-story Homes in Dallas, Texas; Insulated Concrete Form Versus Frame Construction  

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Four occupied homes near Dallas, Texas were monitored to compare heating and cooling energy use. Two homes were built with typical wood frame construction, the other two with insulated concrete form (ICF) construction. Remote data loggers collected average hourly indoor and outdoor temperature, relative humidity, furnace runtime fraction, total building electrical energy and HVAC energy use. The loggers recorded data from November 1999 through August 2000. Results show that insulated concrete form construction can reduce cooling energy use 17 to 19% in two-story homes in the north Texas climate. Two adjustments to the measured data were made to compensate for differences between the homes: (1) cooling energy use was normalized to remove the impact of miscellaneous energy use that introduces heat into the home (e.g. lights & appliances), and (2) duct leakage differences simulated in a DOE2-based software reduced the measured savings for ICF construction by 4%. Other differences noted between the homes that were not quantified included occupant impacts, exterior wall color (or absorptance) and an attic radiant barrier absent in one of the homes.

Chasar, D.; Moyer, N.; Rudd, A. F.; Parker, D.; Chandra, S.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Assistant Secretray Triay's Written Statement before the House...  

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

are here Home Assistant Secretray Triay's Written Statement before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development (March 16, 2010) Assistant Secretray...

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Assistant Secretray Triay's Written Statement before the House...  

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

are here Home Assistant Secretray Triay's Written Statement before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development (March 30, 2011) Assistant Secretray...

177

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

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

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

178

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

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

179

Home Energy Score | Department of Energy  

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

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

180

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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181

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,

182

Behavioral Perspectives on Home Energy Audits: The Role of Auditors, Labels, Reports, and Audit Tools on Homeowner Decision Making  

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Behavioral  Perspectives  on  Home  Energy  Audits        for   ACI   National  Home  Performance  Conference  Smiles  than  Savings,”   Home  Energy  Magazine.   July/

Ingle, Aaron

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

LEED for Homes Program Review  

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Are you ready to enter the rapidly growing green building market? Attend the LEED ® for Homes Program Review presented by the U.S. Green Building Council. Gain the knowledge needed for successful participation in the LEED for Homes initiative. WHY LEARN ABOUT LEED? LEED for Homes is a voluntary rating system that promotes the design and construction of high performance "green " homes. A green home uses less energy, water, and natural resources; creates less waste; and is healthier and more comfortable for the occupants. Benefits of a LEED home include lower energy and water bills; reduced greenhouse gas emissions; and less exposure to mold, mildew and other indoor toxins. LEED certification recognizes and rewards builders for meeting the highest performance standards, and gives homeowners confidence that their home is durable, healthy, and environmentally friendly WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Industry professionals seeking to increase their understanding of the LEED for Homes Rating System and green building strategies, benefits and resources:

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2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Home Comforts : the Role of Hormones, Territoriality and Perceptions on the Home Advantage in Football.  

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??Since the seminal work of Schwartz and Barsky (1977) detailing the notion of a home advantage, whereby teams perform consistently better at home opposed to… (more)

Anderson, Melissa

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Method and apparatus for performing in-situ vacuum-assisted metal to glass sealing  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for assembling and fusing glass to metal in a glass-metal electrical component is disclosed. The component includes a metallic shell formed with upper and lower cylindrical recesses connected together by longitudinal passages, a pair of metal rings and plural metal pins assembled to define electrical feed-throughs. The component parts are assembled on a fixture having a sleeve-like projection and a central mounting projection establishing concentric nesting surfaces to which the metal rings are slip-fitted in concentric alignment with each other spaced from sidewalls of the lower recess. The pins are in electrical contact with the metal rings. A glass pre-form is seated within the upper recess. The assembled structure is heated to a temperature sufficient to melt the glass pre-form which flows under gravity through the passages into the lower recess to provide an insulative seal between the metal parts. The gravity flow of glass is assisted by applying vacuum to the lower recess, ensuring that all spaces between the metal parts are filled with sealing glass without formation of bubbles.

Kramer, D.P.; Massey, R.T.

1985-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

186

Method and apparatus for performing in-situ vacuum-assisted metal to glass sealing  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for assembling and fusing glass to metal in a glass-metal electrical component is disclosed. The component includes a metallic shell formed with upper and lower cylindrical recesses connected together by longitudinal passages, a pair of metal rings and plural metal pins assembled to define electrical feed-throughs. The component parts are assembled on a fixture having a sleeve-like projection and a central mounting projection establishing concentric nesting surfaces to which the metal rings are slip-fitted in concentric alignment with each other spaced from sidewalls of the lower recess. The pins are in electrical contact with the metal rings. A glass pre-form is seated within the upper recess. The assembled structure is heated to a temperature sufficient to melt the glass pre-form which flows under gravity through the passages into the lower recess to provide an insulative seal between the metal parts. The gravity flow of glass is assisted by applying vacuum to the lower recess, ensuring that all spaces between the metal parts are filled with sealing glass without formation of bubbles.

Kramer, Daniel P. (Dayton, OH); Massey, Richard T. (Hamilton, OH)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

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

188

Challenge Home  

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Home Innovations 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: The U.S. Housing industry is extremely slow to adopt...

189

DOE and NREL Technical Assistance  

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

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

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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

191

Home Energy Score: Program Update for Interested Stakeholders  

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of implementation plans * Assist partners in analyzing data associated with different weather stations * Make additional refinements to Home Energy Scoring Tool * Test software...

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

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Electric) - Home Energy Solutions and Performance Programs Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric) - Home Energy Solutions and Performance Programs Eligibility Low-Income Residential...

193

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

194

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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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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Professional Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

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

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

198

Professional Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

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

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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Home Page  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Electronic Access and Related Reports The AEO98 will be available on CD-ROM and the EIA Home Page on the Internet (http:www.eia.govoiafaeo98homepage.html), including text,...

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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

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Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

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

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

202

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

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

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

203

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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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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Performance of powder-filled evacuated panel insulation in a manufactured home roof cavity: Tests in the Large Scale Climate Simulator  

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A full-scale section of half the top of a single-wide manufactured home has been studied in the Large Scale Climate Simulator (LSCS) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. A small roof cavity with little room for insulation at the eaves is often the case with single-wide units and limits practical ways to improve thermal performance. The purpose of the current tests was to obtain steady-state performance data for the roof cavity of the manufactured home test section when the roof cavity was insulated with fiberglass batts, blown-in rock wool insulation or combinations of these insulations and powder-filled evacuated panel (PEP) insulation. Four insulation configurations were tested: (A) a configuration with two layers of nominal R{sub US}-7 h {center_dot} ft{sup 2} {center_dot} F/BTU (R{sub SI}-1.2 m{sup 2} {center_dot} K/W) fiberglass batts; (B) a layer of PEPs and one layer of the fiberglass batts; (C) four layers of the fiberglass batts; and (D) an average 4.1 in. (10.4 cm) thick layer of blown-in rock wool at an average density of 2.4 lb/ft{sup 3} (38 kg/m{sup 3}). Effects of additional sheathing were determined for Configurations B and C. With Configuration D over the ceiling, two layers of expanded polystyrene (EPS) boards, each about the same thickness as the PEPs, were installed over the trusses instead of the roof. Aluminum foils facing the attic and over the top layer of EPS were added. The top layer of EPS was then replaced by PEPs.

Petrie, T.W.; Kosny, J.; Childs, P.W.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Home Automation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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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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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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; Hughes, Patrick [ORNL; Liu, Xiaobing [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Interactive Graphic  

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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...

211

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  

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

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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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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Take Action to Save Energy at Home | Department of Energy  

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

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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Low income energy assistance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

States are limited in their ability to manage their heating assistance programs because they normally receive funds from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program after the heating season has begun and after they have decided on the benefits to be provided to eligible participants. In addition, the Department of Health and Human Services does not have enough flexibility to respond to unanticipated energy cost increases that can occur as a result of unusually severe weather or fuel price increases. HHS and the states could better manage the program if (1) it were forward funded so the states would know exactly how much federal assistance they would receive before they begin handling applications for heating assistance and (2) HHS had some discretion in how funds are allocated to the states to enable it to react to unanticipated energy-related circumstances.

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1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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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New Year, New Certification Opportunities for Home Energy Workers |  

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

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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Home Performance with Energy Star  

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whole-house improvements Increase awareness and market penetration for HPwES projects Job creation, economic growth Expand HPwES to take advantage of the homeowner's multiple...

222

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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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

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Energy Crossroads: Home Energy Rating Systems | Environmental...  

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Contractors Association (CBPCA) helps green contractors identify and perform quality Green Home Energy Upgrades - our name for comprehensive (i.e., whole-house) energy...

226

Manufactured Home Energy Audit user`s manual  

SciTech Connect

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

227

Orlando Utilities Commission- Home Energy Efficiency Fix-Up Program  

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

228

Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes: Case...  

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

Solutions for Existing Homes: Case Study: Build San Antonio Green, San Antonio, Texas PNNL, FSEC, and CalcsPlus provided technical assistance to Build San Antonio Green on three...

229

LEDSGP/assistance | Open Energy Information  

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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

230

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.

2012-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Going Home Again  

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Wolfe, T. 1940. You can’t go home again. New York: HarperSusan J. 2007. “You Can’t 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

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Review of home phototherapy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Moderate to severe psoriasis: Home UVB equipment. 2010 [Phototherapy Units for Home Use. 2010 [cited 2010 May 1];]94. UVBioTek. Home Phototherapy Equipment. 2010 [cited 2010

Rajpara, Anand N; O'Neill, Jenna L; Nolan, Bridgit V; Yentzer, Brad A; Feldman, Steven R

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Save Energy at Home Tool | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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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Geothermal: Home Page  

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GEOTHERMAL TECHNOLOGIES LEGACY COLLECTION - Home Page Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection HelpFAQ | Site Map | Contact Us HomeBasic Search About Publications Advanced...

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Home Energy Saver  

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conference, and provides training and information on cost-effectively implementing home energy savings. American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) - some homeinspectors have...

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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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Home audit program: management manual  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many public power systems have initiated home energy audit programs in response to the requests of their consumers. The manual provides smaller public power systems with the information and specific skills needed to design and develop a program of residential energy audits. The program is based on the following precepts: locally owned public systems are the best, and in many cases the only agencies available to organize and coordinate energy conservation programs in many smaller communities; consumers' rights to energy conservation information and assistance should not hinge on the size of the utility that serves them; in the short run, public power systems of all sizes should offer residential energy conservation assistance to their consumers, because such assistance is desirable, necessary, and in the public interest; and in the long run, such programs will complement national energy goals and will produce economic benefits for both consumers and the public power system. A detailed description of home audit program planning, organization, and management are given. (MCW)

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1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ambient Assisted Living and Care in The Netherlands: The Voice of the User  

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Technology can assist older adults to remain living in the community. Within the realm of information and communication technologies, smart homes are drifting toward the concept of ambient assisted living (AAL). AAL-systems are more responsive to user ... Keywords: Ambient Intelligence, Assistive Technology, Needs, Older Adults, Smart Homes, User Perspectives

J. van Hoof; E. J. M. Wouters; H. R. Marston; B. Vanrumste; R. A. Overdiep

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Design & Remodeling | Department of Energy  

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

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  

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

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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Masco Home Services/WellHome | Open Energy Information  

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

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Contractor Employee Assistance at DOE Contractor Sites  

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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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Admin@TMS Home  

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TMS BOARD OF DIRECTORS · TMS TECHNICAL DIVISIONS · COMMITTEE HOME PAGES. TOOLS AND RESOURCES. TECHNICAL COMMITTEE TOOLKIT.

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A vision-based system for object identification and information retrieval in a smart home  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a hand held device developed to assist people to locate and retrieve information about objects in a home. The system developed is a standalone device to assist persons with memory impairments such as people suffering from Alzheimer's ... Keywords: object detection and recognition, smart home

Raphael Grech; Dorothy Monekosso; Deon De Jager; Paolo Remagnino

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of a solar energy-assisted heat pump heating system: analysis and correlation of field-collected data  

SciTech Connect

An analysis of building energy usage and thermal load for the Solar Building during the winter heating seasons of 1974-75 and 1975-76 is reported. The one-story office building is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Its mechanical heating and cooling equipment is categorized as a solar-assisted heat pump system consisting of solar collectors, water thermal storage, a water-to-water heat pump and five smaller water-to-air heat pump packaged units. Building energy usage was examined with emphasis on the time of day energy was consumed and the source from which the energy was obtained; i.e., from the electricity for lighting, office equipment and mechanical equipment, and from the heat output of the thermal storage and heat pumps. The rate of electrical energy consumption was found to be very dependent on building use. High rates of electrical energy usage during occupied periods required cooling during parts of even the coldest days. Mechanical equipment heating was found to vary as a function of building usage as well as a function of the indoor-outdoor temperature differential. Energies supplied to and withdrawn from the building were examined and are presented for hourly, daily, and seasonal periods. A comparison of the two heating seasons was made. Energy losses and gains from the building to the surroundings were examined for both steady-state and transient load profiles. Envelope conductive heat losses and losses due to infiltration and ventilation were calculated using actual weather data through the use of the Building Environmental Analysis Program (BEAP). The effect of building thermal storage on heating and cooling loads was examined and a set of building balance-point temperatures was established. Comparisons between the building energy consumption and a calculated load were made for hourly, daily, and seasonal periods.

Williams, R.C.

1979-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

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

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Homes News and Blog | Department of Energy  

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

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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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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Environmental Policy and Assistance  

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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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EERE Celebrates Completion of 1 Million Weatherized American Homes |  

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

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  

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

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 |  

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

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,

254

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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Homes | Department of Energy  

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

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

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

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  

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

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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Home Energy Yardstick : ENERGY STAR  

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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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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,

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DOE Challenge Home, California Program Requirements  

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

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

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Brownfield Assistance Program (Delaware) | Department of Energy  

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

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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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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EERE: Multimedia Home Page  

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

on Digg Find More places to share EERE: Multimedia Home Page on AddThis.com... Home Animations Photographs Videos Audio Contacts On this site you'll find links to the animations,...

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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, packing and skinning.

Davis, Michael

2006-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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David Gates home page  

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Gates home page http:www.pppl.gov%7EdgatesSiteDr.DavidA.Gates.html (1 of 4) 8302012 9:47:58 AM David Gates home page Dr. David A. Gates Princeton Plasma Physics...

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Home Energy Saver  

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Home Energy Saver Awards and Accolades Media Coverage and other references to the Home Energy Saver. 2010 R&D 100 award R&D 100 Logo R&D 100: One of the best 100 inventions of 2009...

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Home Energy Saver  

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Impact of the Home Energy Saver (HES) Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audit Developed primarily with DOE funding, HES is the first and most widely used on-line energy audit and...

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Home Energy Saver  

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Carbon Footprint Footprint Map | Carbon-IQ Nationally: the Zip-code pins summarize Home Energy Saver user results for 6 homes by Zip. The individual house-shaped pins display...

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Home Energy Saver  

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Over 6 million visits Save money, live better, help the earth Go Look up zip code Import Home Energy Score Inputs Case Studies "Home Energy Saver helped me save thousands of...

271

Smart Home Concepts: Current Trends  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

bills), improved security, “upgradeable” home appliances,and smart homes could introduce new security holes notsmart home features are in the area of safety and security (

Venkatesh, Alladi

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Committee Home Page - TMS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The committee home pages are designed to facilitate communication among committee members while simultaneously educating all members about the ...

273

TMS Proceedings Home Page  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

TMS Proceedings Home. This site contains all the information and support material relevant to publishing symposium proceedings volumes, textbooks, and

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TMS Publications Home  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

TMS Publications Home. TMS publishes numerous journals, conference proceedings volumes, textbooks, and other print and electronic publications designed ...

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TMS Continuing Education Home  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

TMS Continuing Education Home. TMS is dedicated to encouraging the lifelong education of materials science and engineering professionals through ...

276

Strategy Guideline: Demonstration Home  

SciTech Connect

This guideline will provide a general overview of the different kinds of demonstration home projects, a basic understanding of the different roles and responsibilities involved in the successful completion of a demonstration home, and an introduction into some of the lessons learned from actual demonstration home projects. Also, this guideline will specifically look at the communication methods employed during demonstration home projects. And lastly, we will focus on how to best create a communication plan for including an energy efficient message in a demonstration home project and carry that message to successful completion.

Savage, C.; Hunt, A.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Home Network Security  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Home computers that are connected to the Internet are under attack and need to be secured. That process is relatively well understood, even though we do not have perfect solutions today and probably never will. Meanwhile, however, the home computing environment is evolving into a home network of multiple devices, which will also need to be secured. We have little experience with these new home networks and much research needs to be done in this area. This paper gives a view of the requirements and some of the techniques available for securing home networks.

Technology Journal Interoperable; Carl M. Ellison; Corporate Technology Group; Intel Corporation

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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  

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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  

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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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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

282

MetTrans Journal Home  

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Metallurgical and Materials Transactions Home Page ... MET. TRANS. HOME Journal descriptions and information [MORE]; SUBMIT A PAPER Review author ...

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Initial acquisition performance of the multiple receive antenna assisted DS-UWB downlink using search space reduction and iterative code phase estimation  

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In this paper we propose and investigate an iterative code acquisition scheme assisted by both Search Space Reduction (SSR) and iterative Message Passing (MP), which was designed for the multiple receive antenna assisted Direct Sequence-Ultra WideBand ... Keywords: direct sequence-ultra wideBand (DS-UWB), initial acquisition, mean acquisition time (MAT), message passing (MP), search space reduction (SSR)

SeungHwan Won; Lajos Hanzo

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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 Energy Score: Program Update for Interested Stakeholders  

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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  

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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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Get Involved with Home Energy Score | Department of Energy  

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

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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Overseas Assistance  

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Vienna U.S. Vienna Vienna, Austria Other Information U.S. Dept. of State U.S. Dept. of Energy IAEA NRC Overseas Assistance The United States encourages U.S. citizens to take...

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

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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

291

Home test kit for duct leakage  

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An inexpensive device whose purpose is to test for duct leakage in the home is described. This device is intended for use by homeowners and others untrained in the art of duct testing. While not as accurate as testing done by professionals, it should be able to give the homeowners enough information to justify a decision whether or not to call on professional assistance for further testing and possible remediation of their duct systems. The device has been reduced to practice.

Andrews, J.W.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Performance and Optimization  

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1-800-66-NERSC, option 3 or 510-486-8611 Home For Users Computational Systems Edison Performance and Optimization Performance and Optimization Note: all the performance...

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Design Assistance Program | Department of Energy  

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

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

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Guidelines for Contact with Employees Off Work Due to an Injury or Illness The University's Return-to-Work Program assists employees temporarily or permanently unable to perform the  

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of their regular work due to either a work related or non-work related injury or illness. This Program is designedGuidelines for Contact with Employees Off Work Due to an Injury or Illness The University's Return-to-Work Program assists employees temporarily or permanently unable to perform the essential functions

de Lijser, Peter

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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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The North Carolina Field Test: Field performance of the preliminary version of an advanced weatherization audit for the Department of Energy`s Weatherization Assistance Program  

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The field performance of weatherizations based on a newly-developed advanced technique for selecting residential energy conservation measures was tested alongside current Retro-Tech-based weatherizations in North Carolina. The new technique is computer-based and determines measures based on the needs of an individual house. In addition, it recommends only those measures that it determines will have a benefit-to-cost ratio greater than 1 for the house being evaluated. The new technique also considers the interaction of measures in computing the benefit-to-cost ratio of each measure. The two weatherization approaches were compared based on implementation ease, measures installed, labor and cost requirements, and both heating and cooling energy savings achieved. One-hundred and twenty houses with the following characteristics participated: the occupants were low-income, eligible for North Carolina`s current weatherization program, and responsible for their own fuel and electric bills. Houses were detached single-family dwellings, not mobile homes; were heated by kerosene, fuel oil, natural gas, or propane; and had one or two operating window air conditioners. Houses were divided equally into one control group and two weatherization groups. Weekly space heating and cooling energy use, and hourly indoor and outdoor temperatures were monitored between November 1989 and September 1990 (pre-period) and between December 1990 and August 1991 (post-period). House consumption models were used to normalize for annual weather differences and a 68{degrees}F indoor temperature. Control group savings were used to adjust the savings determined for the weatherization groups. The two weatherization approaches involved installing attic and floor insulations in near equivalent quantities, and installing storm windows and wall insulation in drastically different quantities. Substantial differences also were found in average air leakage reductions for the two weatherization groups.

Sharp, T.R.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

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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Home Energy Saver  

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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  

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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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Market Potential for Ambient Assisted Living Technology: The Case of Canada  

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An Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) environment is an integration of stand-alone assistive technologies, with elements of smart homes, and telehealth services. Successful development of this emerging technology will promote the ability for older people ... Keywords: aging-in-place, gerontechnology, health monitoring, smart homes

Robert Savage; Yongjie Yon; Michael Campo; Ashleigh Wilson; Ravin Kahlon; Andrew Sixsmith

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home-based Shared Virtual Memory  

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In this dissertation, I investigate how to improve the performance of shared virtual memory (SVM) by examining consistency models, protocols, hardware support and applications. The main conclusion of this research is that the performance of shared virtual memory can be significantly improved when performance-enhancing techniques from all these areas are combined. This dissertation proposes home-based lazy release consistency as a simple, effective, and scalable way to build shared virtual memory systems. In home-based protocols each shared page has a home to which all writes are propagated and from which all copies are derived. Two home-based protocols are described, implemented and evaluated on two hardware and software platforms: Automatic Update Release Consistency (AURC), which requires hardware support for fine-grained remote writes (automatic updates), and Homebased Lazy Release Consistency (HLRC), which is implemented exclusively in software. The dissertation investigates the ...

Liviu Iftode

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Energy Saver  

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icicles), that will eventually cause serious roof damage. Source: Home Energy magazine (DIY section, homeenergy.org) A roof with extremely large icicles. Severe rooftop...

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TMS 2011: Exhibit Home  

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Technical Program Home · Exhibit Info · Housing and Travel ... Benefits include the following: Company listing and hypertext link on this Web site—a $500 value!

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tms web events home  

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TMS Web events make authoritative research, technical applications and novel solutions available to you without leaving your home or office. The following Web

305

The Home Energy Saver  

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The Home Energy Saver: Interactive Energy Information and Calculations on the Web The Internet is an important new resource for information about energy efficiency. While many...

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Homes | Department of Energy  

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One Milwaukee Homeowner Shares Her Experience Milwaukee solar installers putting in a rooftop solar energy system on Dr. Paula Papanek's home. | Photo courtesy of Dr. Paula...

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TMS 2012: Exhibit Home  

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Meeting Home Meeting Registration Housing and Travel Exhibit Info ... name and booth number; aisle carpeting; security throughout the exhibition (setup, show ...

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Home Energy Saver  

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(HES) Licensing Information The Home Energy Saver is a web-based residential energy calculator and web service that provides customized estimates of residential energy use, energy...

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The Home Stretch - CECM  

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The Home Stretch. [Annotate] · [Shownotes]. Around 1980, we purchased a share in a VAX-11/780 with the intention of running long mathematical programs ...

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Home Energy Saver  

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Achieving high levels of energy efficiency during constuction or remodeling of a home requires careful planning, attention to details, and skilled workmanship. In-the-know...

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When I Get Home.  

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??"When I Get Home" is a collection of essays that intertwines the personal narrative of the author's relationship with place, change, statis, and movement. Told… (more)

Button, Rachael

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TMS Membership Home  

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TMS Membership – The Professional Home for Materials Scientists and Engineers. The TMS membership is comprised of a select group of 12,000 professionals ...

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TMS Membership Home  

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TMS Membership Home. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a member-driven professional society consisting largely of scientists and engineers

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Home Energy Saver  

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Energy NewsWire Energy Savers Blog ENERGY STAR podcasts Twitter feed from Home Energy magazine Readings & Resources Readings No-Regrets Remodeling Energy NewsWire Wikipedia...

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Home Energy Saver  

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Heater Heat Pumps Replacing Your Electric Furnace and CAC with a Heat Pump Sealing Home Air Leaks LPG Furnaces Efficient LPG-fired Water Heaters Oil Furnaces Efficient...

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Home Energy Saver  

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Other Resources Readings ACEEE Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings Appliance energy use by model number (from the Federal Trade Commission) CoolCalifornia.org - A comprehensive...

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Validation of the Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA)  

SciTech Connect

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

318

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

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

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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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)  

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

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

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Building Green in Greensburg: Silo Eco-Home  

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

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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Impacts of Mixing on Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Homes  

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in Homes Max H. Sherman, Ph.D. Fellow ASHRAE Iain S. Walker, Ph.D. P.E. Member ASHRAE Energy Performance

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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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GREEN HOMES LONG ISLAND  

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developed a program that enables residents to make improvements that will decrease their home energy usage energy bill, reduce your carbon footprint... at little or no cost to you. #12;A Message From Supervisor energy-efficient and reduce our community's carbon footprint. Why do we call it Long Island Green Homes

Kammen, Daniel M.

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Assisted fusion  

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A model of nuclear fusion consisting of a wave packet impinging into a well located between square one dimensional barriers is treated analytically. The wave function inside the well is calculated exactly for the assisted tunneling induced by a perturbation mimicking a constant electric field with arbitrary time dependence. Conditions are found for the enhancement of fusion.

German Kälbermann

2009-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

325

Robotic smart house to assist people with movement disabilities  

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This paper introduces a new robotic smart house, Intelligent Sweet Home, developed at KAIST in Korea, which is based on several robotic agents and aims at testing advanced concepts for independent living of the elderly ... Keywords: Assistive system, Human-friendly interface, Intelligent bed, Intelligent wheelchair, Movement assistance, Robotic hoist, Smart house

Kwang-Hyun Park; Zeungnam Bien; Ju-Jang Lee; Byung Kook Kim; Jong-Tae Lim; Jin-Oh Kim; Heyoung Lee; Dimitar H. Stefanov; Dae-Jin Kim; Jin-Woo Jung; Jun-Hyeong Do; Kap-Ho Seo; Chong Hui Kim; Won-Gyu Song; Woo-Jun Lee

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Home Energy Saver  

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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

327

The Homing Instinct  

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

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

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

329

Technical Assistance to Developers  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This task supports the allowance of technical assistance to fuel-cell component and system developers as directed by the DOE. This task includes testing of novel materials and participation in the further development and validation of single cell test protocols. This task also covers technical assistance to DOE Working Groups, the U.S. Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) and the USCAR/DOE Driving Research and Innovation for Vehicle efficiency and Energy sustainability (U.S. Drive) Fuel Cell Technology Team. Assistance includes technical validation of new fuel cell materials and methods, single cell fuel cell testing to support the development of targets and test protocols, and regular advisory participation in other working groups and reviews. This assistance is made available to PEM fuel cell developers by request and DOE Approval. The objectives are to: (1) Support technically, as directed by DOE, fuel cell component and system developers; (2) Assess fuel cell materials and components and give feedback to developers; (3) Assist the DOE Durability Working Group with the development of various new material durability Testing protocols; and (4) Provide support to the U.S. Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) and the USCAR/DOE Fuel Cell Technology Team. FY2012 specific technical objectives are: (1) Evaluate novel MPL materials; (2) Develop of startup/ shutdown protocol; (3) Test the impact of hydrophobic treatment on graphite bi-polar plates; (4) Perform complete diagnostics on metal bi-polar plates for corrosion; and (5) Participate and lead efforts in the DOE Working Groups.

Rockward, Tommy [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Borup, Rodney L. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Garzon, Fernando H. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mukundan, Rangachary [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Spernjak, Dusan [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

330

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)  

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

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:

331

Designs for Home Life A. J. Brush  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to computer and social scientists. Author Keywords Home life, home-based IT, domestic technology, home- based

Hunt, Galen

332

Review of Selected Home Energy Auditing Tools  

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

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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EERE: Roofus' Solar and Efficient Home Home Page  

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

Roofus' Solar and Efficient Home Illustration showing Roofus' home. Roofus, a golden retriever wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses, and large gold dog tag, is sitting on a couch...

334

EERE: Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing - Homes  

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

Homes Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing EERE leads a robust network of researchers and other partners to continually develop cost-effective energy-saving solutions...

335

Predictors of Nursing Home Placement for Home Care Consumers.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of nursing home placement for individuals receiving home care services through a locally funded levy program.… (more)

Nelson, Ian M

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

A Study of Home Builder Advertising for Smart Home Technologies.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The purpose of this research is to discover if home builders along the Wasatch Front in Utah are advertising smart home technologies. Research was conducted… (more)

Bingham, Jared Don 1975-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

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

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (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-

338

Potatoes in the Home Garden  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

would be in the minority of home gardeners. Most gardenersin the small garden and that home grown potatoes don’t tasteGrowing Potatoes in the Home Garden latitudes compensate for

Martin, Orin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

340

Anaheim Public Utilities - Residential Home Efficiency Rebate Program |  

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

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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341

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE  

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

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

342

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

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

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 |  

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

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

344

EERE: Energy Analysis Home Page  

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

Analysis Search Search Help Energy Analysis HOME ABOUT FEATURED CONTENT EERE Energy Analysis Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Energy Analysis Home Page...

345

Home Energy Saver for Professionals  

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

Home Energy Saver for Professionals The Home Energy Saver(tm) (HES) pro offers similar residential energy-saving upgrade recommendations for energy auditors, inspectors, and...

346

Hydrogen Assisted Cracking  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Environmentally Assisted Cracking (EAC): Laboratory Research and Field Experiences: Hydrogen Assisted Cracking Program Organizers: Suresh Divi, TIMET

347

Whole-Home Gas Tankless Water Heaters, Purchasing Specifications for Energy-Efficient Products (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

Performance and purchasing specifications for whole-home gas water heaters under the FEMP-designated product program.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Home Energy Saver  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (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,

349

Home Energy Saver  

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

(responses based on survey responses from 3500 users) Here are some examples of how non-household users have utilized the site: US Air Force The US Air Force has used the Home...

350

PSFCP -- Home Page  

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

find all documents that are related to this acquisition. List of Supporting Documents (weblink) http:www.directives.doe.gov To return to the Home Page, click on the NNSA logo....

351

The Ren Group - Home  

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

Ren Group Home Research Members Publications ContactsLinks NEWS Dec 15, 2012 Host an Electron Tomography Workshop with Peter Ercius at NCEM from Jan. 16-18th, 2013. Nov 20, 2012...

352

Home Energy Saver  

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

some press materials issued by Berkeley Lab, including the press release announcing Home Energy Saver and a Q-and-A. The "About" page should tell you everything you need to...

353

Fermilab | LBNE Reconfiguration | Home  

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

U.S. Department of Energy Fermilab Fermilab: Skip over navigation to main content Home Help Press Room Phone Book Fermilab at Work Search Go Skip over navigation to main...

354

Home Energy Saver  

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

computer software that will help families "surf the web" all the way to the bank. Our "Home Energy Saver" software will help homeowners and renters identify the best technologies...

355

Home Energy Saver  

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

What kind of energy improvements have you done on your home? Zero-cost changes (e.g., turning off lights) Efficient lighting Install more-efficient appliances More efficient...

356

Home Energy Saver  

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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

357

A review of smart homes-Present state and future challenges  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the era of information technology, the elderly and disabled can be monitored with numerous intelligent devices. Sensors can be implanted into their home for continuous mobility assistance and non-obtrusive disease prevention. Modern sensor-embedded ... Keywords: Elderly people, Smart home

Marie Chan; Daniel Estève; Christophe Escriba; Eric Campo

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Detecting coughing episodes passively from acoustic signals in a home environment: demo abstract  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We demonstrate a passive cough monitoring system for in-home environments using acoustic sensors. Our system does not need the users to wear any device. It also works under the presence of typical sounds that may be common in a home environment. Keywords: activity monitoring, assisted living

Enamul Hoque; John A. Stankovic

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Home Energy Score Program  

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

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

360

Home Energy Score Program  

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

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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361

Help Desk Assistance | Department of Energy  

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

Programs Performance-Based Culture Products & Services Tools & Technologies DOE Virtual University New Employee Orientation Welcome to HelpDesk Assistance Online at Online...

362

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

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

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

363

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

PNNL Laboratory Research Homes Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Lab Homes Residential, or PNNL, has purchased two custom, factory-built, double-wide homes to conduct energy research. These "Lab Homes" are a project test-bed for PNNL and its research partners who aim to achieve highly energy

364

Residential Thermostats: Comfort Controls in California Homes  

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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.

365

Green and High Performance Factory Crafted Housing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the U.S., factory-built housing greater than 400 square feet is built either to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) code for mobile homes or site-built codes for modular housing. During the last few years, as the production of HUD code housing has dwindled, many leading edge factory builders have started building modular homes to compete with site-built housing and stay in business. As part of the Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP) we have assisted in the design and construction of several “green” and high performance modular homes that Palm Harbor Homes, Florida Division (PHH) has built for the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in 2006, 2007, and 2008. This paper will summarize the design features and the “green” and energy-efficient certification processes conducted for the 2008 show homes, one of which received the very first E-Scale produced by BAIHP for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Builders Challenge program.

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

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

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

367

Comparison of Home Retrofit Programs in Wisconsin  

SciTech Connect

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

368

Comparison of Home Retrofit Programs in Wisconsin  

SciTech Connect

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

369

Home Energy Score Research and Background | Department of Energy  

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

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

370

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

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

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;

371

Building America Research for the American Home | Department of Energy  

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

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,

372

Subscribe to the DOE Challenge Home News | Department of Energy  

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

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

373

Flexible management of smart homes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An approach is presented for flexible management of smart homes, covering both home automation and telecare. The aim is to allow end users to manage their homes without requiring detailed technical knowledge or programming ability. This is achieved at ... Keywords: Component framework, goal refinement, home automation, open services gateway initiative, policy-based management, sensor network, telecare

Kenneth J. Turner

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

How to Apply for Weatherization Assistance | Department of Energy  

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

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

375

Home Equity Insurance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Home equity insurance policiesÐpolicies insuring homeowners against declines in the prices of their homesÐ would bear some resemblance both to ordinary insurance and to ®nancial hedging vehicles. A menu of choices for the design of such policies is presented here, and conceptual issues are discussed. Choices include pass-through futures and options, in which the insurance company in effect serves as a retailer to homeowners of short positions in real estate futures markets or of put options on real estate indices. Another choice is a life-event-triggered insurance policy, in which the homeowner pays regular ®xed insurance premia and is entitled to a claim if both a suf®cient decline in the real estate price index and a speci®ed life event (such as a move beyond a certain geographical distance) occur. Pricing of the premia to cover loss experience is derived, and tables of break-even policy premia are shown, based on estimated models of Los Angeles housing prices from 1971 to 1994. Key Words: real estate risk, insurance, hedging, mortgages In this article we propose insurance policies to enable individuals to protect themselves against the risks of declines in the prices of their homes. As far as we have been able to determine, there is no precedent for true insurance policies on home price. 1 And yet, despite the neglect of such home equity insurance policies in the past, these policies could

Robert J. Shiller; Allan N. Weiss; Cowles Foundation; Paper No; Robert J. Shiller; Allan N. Weiss

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Energy Department Updates Home Energy Scoring Tool for Advancing  

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

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

377

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

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

& Innovation Science & Technology Science Education Innovation Energy Sources Energy Usage Energy Efficiency Mission News & Blog Maps Data About Us For Staff & Contractors...

378

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

379

Home Energy Saver  

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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

380

Home Energy Saver  

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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

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381

Efficiency United (Gas) - Home Performance Program (Michigan...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Air sealing, Equipment Insulation, Furnaces, Programmable Thermostats, Water Heaters, Windows, Energy Audit, Shower Head, Faucet Aerator, Pipe Wrap Active Incentive No...

382

Home Area Network Performance and Reliability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The renewal of the North American electrical infrastructure the re-factoring of the present plant into a Smart Grid is among the most ambitious engineering feats to be undertaken in our time. The urgency, criticality, complexity, and cost of the endeavor are daunting, and can seem almost overwhelming. Faced with pressing societal needs capping, then decreasing carbon emissions; curbing per-capita energy consumption; raising the efficiency of energy production and delivery; integrating renewable energy so...

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

383

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

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

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

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. '''''

385

Radiation Emergency Assistance Center / Training Site | National Nuclear  

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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

386

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

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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

387

Home Energy Saver for Consumers  

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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

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

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

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

389

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

390

Advanced Manufacturing Office: Technical Assistance  

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Assistance on Twitter Bookmark Advanced Manufacturing Office: Technical Assistance on Google Bookmark Advanced Manufacturing Office: Technical Assistance on Delicious Rank...

391

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

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

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.

392

Broadband in the Home  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Despite the fact that well over half the population is now served by ADSL-equipped exchanges (at March 2002 there were 1010 exchanges enabled for broadband), the take-up of broadband, particularly in the home, is very low. By March 2002 there were 145 ...

K. E. Nolde

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Energy Solutions for Existing Homes | Department of Energy  

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

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

394

Tiger Teams Assist Coalitions with AFV Challenges: Clean Cities Technical Assistance (Fact Sheet)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fact sheet describes alternative fuel technical activities performed by Clean Cities Technical Assistance Teams (Tiger Teams), to be distributed at the 2004 Clean Cities Conference.

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2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Predicting Baseball Home Run Records Using Exponential Frequency Distributions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A new model, which uses the frequency of individuals' annual home run totals, is employed to predict future home run totals and records in Major League Baseball. Complete home run frequency data from 1903--2005 is analyzed, resulting in annual exponential distributions whose changes can be a used as a measure of progression in the sport and serve as a basis against which record-setting performances can be compared. We show that there is an 80% chance that Barry Bonds' current 73 home run record will be broken in the next 10 years, despite the longevity of previous records held by baseball legends Babe Ruth and Roger Marris.

Kelley, D J; Phillips, J A

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

HERB: a home exploring robotic butler  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We describe the architecture, algorithms, and experiments with HERB, an autonomous mobile manipulator that performs useful manipulation tasks in the home. We present new algorithms for searching for objects, learning to navigate in cluttered ... Keywords: Computer vision, Mobile manipulation, Navigation, Personal robotics, Robotic manipulation, Search

Siddhartha S. Srinivasa; Dave Ferguson; Casey J. Helfrich; Dmitry Berenson; Alvaro Collet; Rosen Diankov; Garratt Gallagher; Geoffrey Hollinger; James Kuffner; Michael Vande Weghe

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

398

ThinkHome energy efficiency in future smart homes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Smart homes have been viewed with increasing interest by both home owners and the research community in the past few years. One reason for this development is that the use of modern automation technology in the home or building promises considerable ...

Christian Reinisch; Mario J. Kofler; Félix Iglesias; Wolfgang Kastner

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Digital homes on wheels: designing for the unimagined home  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Design for the digital home is often predicated on an ideal, imagined domestic space that is expansive, stable, occupied by a "busy" nuclear family, and does not always match existing, real-life digital homes. Using American retirees living full time ... Keywords: Design, Digital Home, Ethnography, Mobility, Recreational vehicle

Alexandra Zafiroglu; Michele Chang

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MEMORANDUM FOR THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY  

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

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

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Home Entertainment  

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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

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DOE Challenge Home National Program Requirements (Rev. 03)  

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

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

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Energy Efficient Home Improvements Program | Department of Energy  

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

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

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Home Weatherization | Department of Energy  

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

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

405

DOE Challenge Home Student Competition  

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

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

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DOE Challenge Home Label Methodology  

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

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

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Solar home heating in Michigan  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This booklet presents the fundamentals of solar heating for both new and existing homes. A variety of systems for space heating and household water heating are explained, and examples are shown of solar homes and installations in Michigan.

Not Available

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

EERE: Clean Cities Home Page  

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Cities Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Clean Cities Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Clean Cities Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Clean...

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score: Information...  

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Information for Home Energy Assessors to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score: Information for Home Energy Assessors on Facebook Tweet about...

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Building Technologies Office: Video: Home Energy Score  

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Video: Home Energy Score to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Video: Home Energy Score on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Video: Home Energy...

411

Home Network Technologies and Automating Demand Response  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

security "to" the home from security "in" the home. )homes can be controlled to optimize convenience, comfort and securityhome network protocols. Some protocols are adding security

McParland, Charles

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Home and Building Technologies | Department of Energy  

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

Home and Building Technologies Home and Building Technologies Homes and other buildings use energy every day for space heating and cooling, for lighting and hot water, and for...

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Building Technologies Office: Automated Home Energy Management...  

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Home Area Network Trends SmartGridCity(tm) Integration with Home Controls Automated HomeEnergy Management Automated Monitoring, Control, Diagnostics, Optimization and Soft Repair...

414

Building Technologies Office: DOE Challenge Home  

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Challenge Home on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: DOE Challenge Home on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: DOE Challenge Home on Delicious Rank Building...

415

HAE international home therapy consensus document  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

et al. : HAE international home therapy consensus document.Access HAE international home therapy consensus documenttreatment results in delays. Home therapy offers the

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Home Network Technologies and Automating Demand Response  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

networks_in_the_home_the_new_growth_market.htm [12] NationalHome Network Technologies and Automating Demand Responsethe University of California. Home Network Technologies and

McParland, Charles

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Reverse Migration: The Impact of Returning Home  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Up, Factory Workers Head Home. Spiegel ONLINE. January 8,The Impact of Returning Home Alison Albright, Deborah Nayborof dollars in remittances home to educate their children and

Albright, Alison; Naybor, Deborah

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Hearth and Home Technologies | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Hearth and Home Technologies Jump to: navigation, search Name Hearth and Home Technologies Place Lakeville, MN Website http:www.hearthandhometechno References Hearth and Home...

419

Federal Energy Management Program: Home Energy Checklist  

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Home Energy Checklist to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Home Energy Checklist on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Home Energy...

420

EERE: Energy Basics Home Page  

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

businesses, and industries. Technologies Renewable Energy Technologies Biomass Geothermal Hydrogen Hydropower Ocean Solar Wind Home and Building Technologies Lighting and...

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421

Adapting Legacy Home Appliances to Home Network Systems Using Web Services  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents a framework that adapts the conventional home electric appliances with the infrared remote controls (legacy appliances) to the emerging home network system (HNS). The proposed method extensively uses the concept of service-oriented architecture to improve programmable interoperability among multi-vendor appliances. We first prepare APIs that assist a PC to send infrared signals to the appliances. We then aggregate the APIs within self-contained service components, so that each of the component achieves a logical feature independent of device(or vendor)-specific operations. The service components are finally exported to the HNS as Web services. Thus, the legacy appliances can be used as distributed components with open interfaces. To demonstrate the effectiveness, we also implement an actual HNS and integrated services with multi-vendor legacy appliances.

Masahide Nakamura; Akihiro Tanaka; Hiroshi Igaki; Haruaki Tamada; Ken-ichi Matsumoto

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Towards personalised home care systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Home care is increasingly seen as a promising alternative to traditional care services. Programming home care systems remains a significant challenge considering the potentially large scale of deployment, the differences between individual care needs, ... Keywords: home care, personalisation, pervasive computing, policy-based management

Feng Wang; Kenneth J. Turner

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

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

SciTech Connect

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

424

Technology Solutions for New Manufactured Homes: Idaho, Oregon, and Washington Manufactured Home Builders (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

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

425

Home Energy Saver  

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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

426

Home Energy Saver  

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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

427

Home Energy Saver  

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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

428

Home Energy Saver  

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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

429

GRID INDEPENDENT FUEL CELL OPERATED SMART HOME  

SciTech Connect

A fuel cell power plant, which utilizes a smart energy management and control (SEMaC) system, supplying the power need of laboratory based ''home'' has been purchased and installed. The ''home'' consists of two rooms, each approximately 250 sq. ft. Every appliance and power outlet is under the control of a host computer, running the SEMaC software package. It is possible to override the computer, in the event that an appliance or power outage is required. Detailed analysis and simulation of the fuel cell operated smart home has been performed. Two journal papers has been accepted for publication and another journal paper is under review. Three theses have been completed and three additional theses are in progress.

Dr. Mohammad S. Alam

2003-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

430

GRID INDEPENDENT FUEL CELL OPERATED SMART HOME  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A fuel cell power plant, which utilizes a smart energy management and control (SEMaC) system, supplying the power need of laboratory based ''home'' has been purchased and installed. The ''home'' consists of two rooms, each approximately 250 sq. ft. Every appliance and power outlet is under the control of a host computer, running the SEMaC software package. It is possible to override the computer, in the event that an appliance or power outage is required. Detailed analysis and simulation of the fuel cell operated smart home has been performed. Two journal papers has been accepted for publication and another journal paper is under review. Three theses have been completed and three additional theses are in progress.

Dr. Mohammad S. Alam

2003-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

431

Financing your solar home  

SciTech Connect

Some insights as to how to apply for a loan for a solar home are derived by looking at the lending process from the lender's viewpoint. Aspects discussed include loan-to-value ratio, ability to repay, and resale viability. The information needed for the solar buyer to secure his loan, and the presentation of his case to the loan officer are discussed. (LEW)

Dixon, W.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

DOE Challenge Home Case Study, Mandalay Homes, Phoenix, AZ, Affordable  

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

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.

433

Home energy savers program  

SciTech Connect

In July 1976, the Federal Energy Administration entered into a cooperative agreement with the State of Rhode Island to implement a residential energy conservation program on a statewide basis in order to achieve a reduction in energy consumption in the residential sector. The program, developed by Rhode Island and approved by FEA, was designed to test various approaches to encourage homeowners to take steps to conserve energy by weatherizing their homes. The approaches involved a three-stage strategy: the generation of an energy conservation awareness in homeowners through a statewide media campaign; the provision of specific ''how-to'' information to homeowners through mass media instruction, distribution of the ''Home Energy Savers' Workbook'', and by operation of a Home Energy Savers' Center with a hotline; and the encouragement of homeowners to follow through with energy measures. The demonstration program is described and evaluated. The findings can be summarized as follows: the high degree of interrelatedness and mutual dependency of the three stages necessitates well planned timing of program elements; the statewide media program was effective when spots were aired in prime time; however, the spots were generally in non-prime time slots, and thus had limited effectiveness. Distribution of ''workbooks'' on a mass scale left a measure of uncertainty as to whether they were reaching their intended audiences and mass media instruction was hampered by limited audiences, and production problems.

1978-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Appliances, Lighting, Electronics, and Miscellaneous Equipment Electricity Use in New Homes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

solar-assisted gas-fired boiler heating, a thermal wall assembly, high performance lighting, and high-efficiency

Brown, Richard E.; Rittelman, William; Parker, Danny; Homan, Gregory

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Section K: ENERGY ASSISTANCE  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Children (AFDC), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI),

436

Behavioral Perspectives on Home Energy Audits: The Role of Auditors, Labels, Reports, and Audit Tools on Homeowner Decision Making  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

10  Common  Problems  in  Energy  Audits. ”   ASHRAE  diagnose  home  energy  performance   problems.   Despite  distinguish  “big  problems”  in   energy  use  from  

Ingle, Aaron

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Financial Assistance | Department of Energy  

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

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

438

Make my home more energy-efficient?  

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Make my home more energy-efficient? Every home is different. For homes within the United States, you can use EETD's Home Energy Saver to get advice on how to lower your energy...

439

Usable Security in Smart Homes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract—A number of technologies are emerging that enable the creation of “Smart Homes”, which are households containing numerous networked devices all interacting with each other over the home network. As these Smart Homes become increasingly prevalent and users become more reliant on mobile devices to handle sensitive information, research related to the development of a usable security framework for Smart Homes is increasing in importance. In this paper, we first give some of the motivating use cases for such a security framework. We then describe some of the design challenges presented by the creation of usable Smart Home security frameworks. With an emphasis on usability, we proceed to highlight the hardships users face when interacting with currently available security frameworks and substantiate the need for a significant improvement in this field. Finally, we summarize and conclude. Key words: Smart Home, home networking, security, usability.

Saad Shakhshir; Dimitris Kalofonos

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

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

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441

Grupe Homes Enters the Whole-House Retrofit Market  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article for HomeEnergy Magazine, a trade magazine on energy efficient home construction, retrofitting, remodeling, and research, describes retrofit projects by Grupe Homes of Sacramento, California, a production builder who has worked with DOE's Building America program on energy-efficient home demonstration projects. In this project, The article is a case study of Grupe's decision to enter the energy efficient remodeling market when new home sales lagged due to the economic slowdown starting in late 2007. The article also describes an energy-efficient retrofit of of a 22-year-old, 3-bedroom home in California’s Central Valley done in 2009 by Grupe. The home is Grupe's first retrofit and was done according to the criteria of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, a national program from the EPA and DOE that promotes a comprehensive, whole-house approach to making energy-efficiency improvements. Grupe's staff were trained through the California Building Performance Contractors Association and passed the Building Performance Institute test to learn how to conduct extensive energy audits of existing houses as well to perform the energy efficient retrofits. In the retrofit home, they did extensive air sealing, replaced and added insulation, and replaced inefficient HVAC equipment and leaky can lights. They cut air leakage from 2478 to 1115 cfm 50, a 55% reduction. A Building America case study on this project was distributed at the EEBA (Energy and Environmental Building Alliance) Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado, Sept 28-30, 2009. The Home Energy article was published in the March/April 2010 issue.

Hefty, Marye G.; Gilbride, Theresa L.

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

EERE: Geothermal Technologies Office Home Page  

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

and Renewable Energy EERE Home | Programs & Offices | Consumer Information Geothermal Technologies Office Search Search Help Geothermal Technologies Office HOME ABOUT...

443

Salad Mixes for the Home Garden  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Gardener Salad Mixes for the Home Garden owever you assesssalads. (Note: For the home gardener, the use of edible ?

Martin, Orin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Project RetroTech. Home weatherization instructor's guide  

SciTech Connect

A guide to instructors in developing lesson plans for a home weatherization course that promotes the use of known retrofit technology to improve thermal characteristics and conserve energy in residential housing is presented. The aim of the program is to train personnel involved at the state and program level in the DOE Weatherization Assistance Program in the methods of assessing priorities for weatherization meaasures on existing residential housing.

1979-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

DOE Challenge Home Case Study, KB Home, San Marcos, CA, Production Home  

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

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.

446

DOE Challenge Home Case Study, Garbett Homes, Herriman, UT, Production Home  

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

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.

447

DOE Challenge Home Case Study, Clifton View Homes, Coupeville, WA, Systems Home  

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

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.

448

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

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

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,

449

Liability aspects of home energy-rating systems  

SciTech Connect

Liability aspects of home energy rating systems are discussed. An introduction to the rating system concept, including types of rating systems, implementation efforts to date, and possible groups to conduct ratings, is also included. The home energy rating system concept involves the periodic rating of the energy efficiency of residential buildings. The rating can provide a relative indication of a home's energy efficiency and also a quantitative estimate of consumption, fuel cost, or both. Primary attention is given to liability issues associated with developing and performing ratings. Secondary attention is given to possible liability associated with misuse of a rating once it has been performed.

Hendrickson, P.L.

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Aspects of Entertainment Distribution in an Intelligent Home Environment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The paper presents an implementation and tests of a simple home entertainment distribution architecture (server + multiple clients) implemented using two conventional cabling architectures: CATV coaxial cable and conventional Ethernet. This architecture is created taking into account the "Home gateway" concept present in most attempts to solve the problem of the "Intelligent home". A short presentation of the experimental is given with an investigation of the main performances obtained using this architecture. The experiments revealed that this simple solution makes possible to have entertainment and data services with performances close to traditional data services in a cost-effective architecture

Arsinte, Radu

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Lighting Options for Homes.  

SciTech Connect

This report covers many aspects of various lighting options for homes. Types of light sources described include natural light, artificial light, incandescent lamps, fluorescent lamps, and high intensity discharge lamps. A light source selection guide gives the physical characteristics of these, design considerations, and common applications. Color, strategies for efficient lighting, and types of lighting are discussed. There is one section giving tips for various situations in specific rooms. Rooms and types of fixtures are shown on a matrix with watts saved by using the recommended type lighting for that room and room location. A major emphasis of this report is saving energy by utilizing the most suitable, recommended lighting option. (BN)

Baker, W.S.

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

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

453

Challenge Home Events | Department of Energy  

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

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.

454

Power consumption scheduling for peak load reduction in smart grid homes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a design and evaluates the performance of a power consumption scheduler in smart grid homes, aiming at reducing the peak load in individual homes as well as in the system-wide power transmission network. Following the task model consist ... Keywords: execution time, home controller, peak load reduction, power schedule, smart grid

Junghoon Lee; Gyung-Leen Park; Sang-Wook Kim; Hye-Jin Kim; Chang Oan Sung

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Advanced Dehumidification Analysis on Building America Homes Using EnergyPlus: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

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

456

Homeless and Home-based Lazy Release Consistency Protocols on Distributed Shared Memory  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Homeless and Home-based Lazy Release Consistency Protocols on Distributed Shared Memory Byung and home-based Lazy Release Consistency (LRC) protocols which are used to implement Distributed Shared on homeless and home-based LRC protocols. We compared the performance between Tread- Marks, which uses

Huang, Zhiyi

457

DOE CHALLENGE HOME and PHIUS PARTNER TO MAKE IT EASIER TO REACH  

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

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:

458

Energy Department Awards $92.5 Million to 19 States to Weatherize Homes of  

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

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

459

ARM - Instrument - assist  

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

govInstrumentsassist govInstrumentsassist Documentation ASSIST : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports ASSIST : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Atmospheric Sounder Spectrometer for Infrared Spectral Technology (ASSIST) Instrument Categories Radiometric The Atmospheric Sounder Spectrometer for Infrared Spectral Technology (ASSIST), like the AERI, measures infrared spectral zenith radiance at high spectral resolution. Output Datastreams assistch1 : Atmospheric Sounder Spectrometer for Infrared Spectral Technology (ASSIST): channel 1 data assistch2 : Atmospheric Sounder Spectrometer for Infrared Spectral Technology (ASSIST): channel 2 data

460

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

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461

About Fermilab | Fermilab and the Community | Home  

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

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.

462

From Construction to Making Homes More Livable | Department of Energy  

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

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,

463

DOE Challenge Home Technical Training - Ducts in Conditioned Space  

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

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

464

Meeting Minutes from Automated Home Energy Management System Expert Meeting  

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

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

465

From Construction to Making Homes More Livable | Department of Energy  

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

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,

466

Careers at Brookhaven Lab | Home  

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

Careers at Brookhaven Home For Job Seekers Job List Life at Brookhaven Benefits Family Programs Recreation & Fitness Why Brookhaven? For New Hires For Employees Challenge Yourself...

467

No Home Like Your Own.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??No Home Like Your Own is a journey through my childhood memories of pre?war Socialist Yugoslavia and the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina that followed… (more)

Alibaši?, Emir

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

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

469

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,...

470

Events - Home - Energy Innovation Portal  

Home » Events. Site Map; ... The award-winning event attracts more than 100,000 visitors as it challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, ... energy-efficient, ...

471

New American Home 2009 (Brochure)  

DOE Green Energy (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.

Not Available

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

SRS -Structural Science Home Page  

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

Safety and Training Divisions APS Engineering Support Division AES Groups Accelerator Systems Division ASD Groups X-ray Science Division XSD Groups Industry Argonne Home ...

473

Environmental Management Performance Measures, IG-0561 | Department...  

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

Centers Field Sites Power Marketing Administration Other Agencies You are here Home Environmental Management Performance Measures, IG-0561 Environmental Management...

474

Center Scientists Assist Mexico  

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

Center Scientists Assist Mexico The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has approved funds for LBL to provide technical assistance to Mexico's Comisi-n Nacional de...

475

HomeNote: supporting situated messaging in the home  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we describe a field trial designed to investigate the potential of remote, situated messaging within the home. Five households used our "HomeNote" device for approximately a month. The results show a diversity of types of communication ... Keywords: SMS, domestic communication, epigraphic, family life, field study, messaging, situated displays

Abigail Sellen; Richard Harper; Rachel Eardley; Shahram Izadi; Tim Regan; Alex S. Taylor; Ken R. Wood

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Moving Toward Zero Energy Homes: The Ultimate Family Home, Las Vegas, Nevada (Brochure)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Brochure describes the energy efficient and solar energy features of the Ultimate Family Home Zero Energy Home, participant in the Zero Energy Homes initiative.

Not Available

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

The Curious Institution of Mobile Home Rent Control: An Analysis of Mobile Home Parks in California  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

institution of mobile home , J. Housing Econ. (2007),into e?ects of mobile home park rent control. Journal ofinstitution of mobile home , J. Housing Econ. (2007),

Mason, Carl; Quigley, John M.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Home radon monitor modeled after the common smoke detector  

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The EPA has declared that five million or so of the nation`s 80 million homes may have indoor radon levels that pose an unacceptably high risk of lung cancer to occupants. They estimate that four times as many people die from radon-induced lung cancers as from fires in the home. Therefore the EPA has recommended that all homes be tested and that action be taken to reduce the radon concentration in homes that test above the 4 pCi/L level. The push to have homeowners voluntarily test for elevated radon levels has been only marginally successful. A reliable, inexpensive, and accurate in-home radon monitor designed along the same general lines as a home smoke detector might overcome much of the public reluctance to test homes for radon. Such a Home Radon Monitor (HRM) is under development at Los Alamos National Laboratory. To be acceptable to the public, HRMs should have the following characteristics in common with smoke detectors: low cost, small size, ease of installation and use, low maintenance, and high performance. Recent advances in Long-Range Alpha Detection technology are being used in the design of a HRM that should meet or exceed all these characteristics. A proof-of-principle HRM detector prototype has been constructed and results from tests of this prototype will be presented.

Bolton, R.D.; Arnone, G.J.; Johnson, J.P.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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