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A thermal comfort levels investigation of a naturally ventilated and air-conditioned office  

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The purpose of this study is to investigate thermal comfort levels of a naturally ventilated and air-conditioner office. Field experiments conducted in an office room in Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) used survey questionnaires and physical measurements. ... Keywords: PMV, mechanically ventilation, naturally ventilated, neutral temperature, objective study, subjective approach, thermal comfort

R. Daghigh; N. M. Adam; K. Sopian; A. Zaharim; B. B. Sahari

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Performance and Comfort Level in High Rise and Highly Glazed Office Buildings  

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Thermal and visual comfort in buildings play a significant role on occupants' performance but on the other hand achieving energy savings and high comfort levels can be a quite difficult task especially in high rise buildings with highly glazed facades. Many studies suggest that the energy needed to keep the interior conditions at required comfort levels in buildings depends on several factors such as physical and optical properties of building elements, indoor and outdoor climate and behaviour of the occupants, etc. Moreover depending on the different orientation of building facade, the impact of these parameters might vary. The buildings are usually designed without paying much attention to this fact. The needs of each building zone might differ greatly and in order to achieve better indoor environment, different actions might be needed to taken considering the individual characteristics of each zone. In the proposed research the possibilities of evaluating building energy and comfort performance simultaneously taking into account the impact of facade orientation with use of whole building energy simulation tools are investigated through a case study.

Bayraktar, M.; Perino, M.; Yilmaz, A. Z.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Event:World Bank-High-Level Dialogue on International Architecture...  

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Bank-High-Level Dialogue on International Architecture to Scale-up Low-Emissions Development Jump to: navigation, search Calendar.png World Bank-High-Level Dialogue on...

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comfort | OpenEI Community  

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comfort comfort Home Buildings Description: This group is dedicated to discussions about green buildings, energy use in buildings, occupant comfort in buildings, and building technologies. The OpenEI Buildings Community Group will be dedicated to discussions, blogs, and postings about new building technologies, green buildings, energy use in buildings, and occupant experience (comfort levels) in green buildings. architecture building reviews buildings technology comfort energy use facilities management green building LEED technologies usgbc Dc's picture Submitted by Dc(10) Member 17 September, 2013 - 12:39 Are you willing to reply to a text message once a day with information about your comfort level at your indoor location? building comfort design improve incentive indoor message

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Event:World Bank-High-Level Dialogue on International Architecture to  

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Bank-High-Level Dialogue on International Architecture to Bank-High-Level Dialogue on International Architecture to Scale-up Low-Emissions Development Jump to: navigation, search Calendar.png World Bank-High-Level Dialogue on International Architecture to Scale-up Low-Emissions Development: 9:00am Eastern Time on 2011/07/13 High-Level Dialogue on International Architecture to Scale-up Low-Emissions Development Event Details Name World Bank-High-Level Dialogue on International Architecture to Scale-up Low-Emissions Development Date 2011/07/13 Time 9:00am Eastern Time Location Washington, District of Columbia Organizer World Bank Tags LEDS, CLEAN Ret LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. rieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Event:World_Bank-High-Level_Dialogue_on_International_Architecture_to_Scale-up_Low-Emissions_Development&oldid=3681

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Thermal Comfort  

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Thermal Comfort Thermal Comfort logo. Provides a user-friendly interface for calculating thermal comfort parameters and making thermal comfort predictions using several thermal...

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ThermoComfort_0809  

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Guide to Setting Thermal Comfort Guide to Setting Thermal Comfort Criteria and Minimizing Energy Use in Delivering Thermal Comfort Cindy Regnier Environmental Energy Technologies Division August 2012 LBNL-6131E 2 Disclaimer This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of California, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Comfort Zone  

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Decathlon Comfort Zone Contest, teams design their houses to keep temperature and humidity steady, uniform, and comfortable. Full points are awarded for maintaining narrow...

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Texas Thermal Comfort Report  

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thermal comfort thermal comfort Too often, the systems in our houses are both physically and intellectually inaccessible. In the SNAP House, HVAC components are integrated into the overall structure, and act as an experiential threshold between public and private spaces. They are located in a central, structural chase that supports the clerestory and gives the systems a functional presence within the interior. Each individual component is contained within a single chase

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A software memory partition approach for eliminating bank-level interference in multicore systems  

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Main memory system is a shared resource in modern multicore machines, resulting in serious interference, which causes performance degradation in terms of throughput slowdown and unfairness. Numerous new memory scheduling algorithms have been proposed to address the interference problem. However, these algorithms usually employ complex scheduling logic and need hardware modification to memory controllers, as a result, industrial venders seem to have some hesitation in adopting them. This paper presents a practical software approach to effectively eliminate the interference without hardware modification. The key idea is to modify the OS memory management subsystem to adopt a page-coloring based bank-level partition mechanism (BPM), which allocates specific DRAM banks to specific cores (threads). By using BPM, memory controllers can passively schedule memory requests in a core-cluster (or thread-cluster) way. We implement BPM in Linux 2.6.32.15 kernel and evaluate BPM on 4-core and 8-core real machines by running randomly generated 20 multi-programmed workloads (each contains 4/8 benchmarks) and multi-threaded benchmark. Experimental results show that BPM can improve the overall system throughput by 4.7% on average (up to 8.6%), and reduce the maximum slowdown by 4.5 % on average (up to 15.8%). Moreover, BPM also saves 5.2% of the energy consumption of memory system.

Lei Liu; Zehan Cui; Mingjie Xing; Yungang Bao; Mingyu Chen; Chengyong Wu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: LESO-COMFORT  

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LESO-COMFORT LESO-COMFORT Evaluation of thermal comfort during a selected period (e.g. during the hottest part of summer), using a classical dynamic simulation computer code connected to the LESO-COMFORT code itself. The program uses the data already defined for LESOSAI, and only a very few additional data have to be introduced by the user. Keywords thermal comfort, load calculation, energy Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Average level of PC computer practice; understanding of basic solar radiation concepts. Users Introduced in September 1999. Audience Architects, engineers, researchers. Input The LESO-COMFORT software is basically an intelligent and user-friendly interface to a conventional dynamic building simulation program. The user does not have to describe the building to be studied from scratch. Instead,

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RESIDENTIAL THERMOSTATS: COMFORT CONTROLS IN CALIFORNIA HOMES  

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Although heating and cooling for thermal comfort inconcerning health, thermal comfort, and alternative coolingand cooling costs while maintaining acceptable thermal

Meier, Alan K.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simple procedure for assessing thermal comfort in passive solar heated buildings  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Fanger thermal comfort equation is linearized and used to develop a procedure for assessing thermal comfort levels in passive solar heated buildings. In order to relate comfort levels in nonuniform environments to uniform conditions, a new thermal index called the equivalent uniform temperature is introduced.

Wray, W.O.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air humidity requirements for human comfort  

SciTech Connect

Upper humidity limits for the comfort zone determined from two recently presented models for predicting discomfort due to skin humidity and insufficient respiratory cooling are proposed. The proposed limits are compared with the maximum permissible humidity level prescribed in existing standards for the thermal indoor environment. The skin humidity model predicts discomfort as a function of the relative humidity of the skin, which is determined by existing models for human heat and moisture transfer based on environmental parameters, clothing characteristics, and activity level. The respiratory model predicts discomfort as a function of the driving forces for heat loss from the respiratory tract, namely, the temperature and humidity of the surrounding air. An upper humidity limit based on a relative skin humidity of 0.54, corresponding to 20% dissatisfied, results in a maximum permissible humidity level near 100% RH. The requirements for respiratory comfort are much more stringent and result in lower permissible indoor air humidities. Compared with the upper humidity limit specified in existing thermal comfort standards, e.g., ASHRAE Addendum 55a, the humidity limit based on skin humidity was less restrictive and the humidity limit based on respiratory comfort was far more restrictive.

Toftum, J.; Fanger, P.O.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indoor Thermal Comfort, an Evolutionary Biology Perspective  

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ASHRAE Standard 55-2004: Thermal environmental conditionsA behavioural approach to thermal comfort assessment inBerger, X. , 1998. Human thermal comfort at Nimes in summer

Stoops, John L.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indoor Thermal Comfort, an Evolutionary Biology Perspective  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Comfort, an Evolutionary Biology Perspective John L. StoopsComfort, Evolutionary Biology, Thermo Regulation, ThermalFrom an evolutionary biology perspective, the physiological

Stoops, John L.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth Comfort | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Comfort Comfort Jump to: navigation, search Name Earth Comfort Place Okemos, Michigan Zip 48864 Sector Geothermal energy Product Earth Comfort is a website that gives information on how geothermal heating and cooling works and links to how much it would cost, dealers, etc. Coordinates 42.71511°, -84.430264° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.71511,"lon":-84.430264,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Cornell University Thermal Comfort Report  

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Thermal Comfort Thermal Comfort Thermal comfort in the CUSD home is a top priority for our team. Accordingly, we designed a redundant HVAC system that would carefully manage the comfort of our decathletes and guests throughout the competition and the life of the house. The CUSD home's HVAC system was optimized for Washington, DC, with the cold Ithaca climate in mind. Our design tools included a schematic energy-modeling interface called TREAT, which was built off of the SuNREL platform. TREAT was used to passively condition the space. Our schematic energy modeling helped us properly size window areas, overhangs, and building mass distribution. We used a computation fluid dynamics (CFD) package called AirPak, to refine our design. The home was modeled in both

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RESIDENTIAL THERMOSTATS: COMFORT CONTROLS IN CALIFORNIA HOMES  

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comfort, and alternative cooling strategies. Occupants veryNon-Compressor Cooling Alternatives for Reducing Residential

Meier, Alan K.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Active improvement of air-conditioning system energy consumption with adaptive thermal comfort approach.  

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??The MSc research project aims to suggest improvements to building air-conditioning control systems, to reduce energy consumption while maintaining the comfort level of the occupants. (more)

Muhammad Saleh, Muhammad Fadzli

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Affordable Comfort | Open Energy Information  

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Comfort Comfort Jump to: navigation, search Name Affordable Comfort Address 1187 Thorn Run Extension Place Moon Township, PA Zip 15108 Website http://www.affordablecomfort.o Coordinates 40.5134011°, -80.210059° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.5134011,"lon":-80.210059,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Climate, comfort, & natural ventilation: a new adaptive comfort standard for ASHRAE standard 55  

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Guidelines for Comfort. ASHRAE Journal, vol 42, no. 8,Comfort in Office Buildings, ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 94,System in Office Buildings. ASHRAE Transactions, Vol 104 (

Brager, G. S.; de Dear, R.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guide to Setting Thermal Comfort Criteria and Minimizing Energy...  

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Guide to Setting Thermal Comfort Criteria and Minimizing Energy Use in Delivering Thermal Comfort Title Guide to Setting Thermal Comfort Criteria and Minimizing Energy Use in...

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How to Get Comfortable with Dehumidification  

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Residential consumers are educated to think about their comfort conditioning system as air conditioners and furnaces. Over the past several years the technology of products and controls has been changing. Homes have progressively gotten tighter, new construction and up grading. Equipment capabilities and performance have changed. The ability to control to more precise conditions and for more components of air treatment highlights the need to educate the consumer on the potential available today with adjunct components of the comfort conditioning system. Air conditioners are typically selected for one set of design conditions. In many situations the latent and sensible loads are not the consideration. only total load and first cost. The design conditions are exceeded only 2 1/2% of the time. Therefore, the equipment is typically oversized a majority of the time and not matched properly to the latent load. Air conditioners are, constrained by their physical performance of the components, such as the coils and compressor. As a result. the equipment can not track the wide variety of sensible and latent conditions. The increased use of "set-up" thermostat controls diminish the control of humidity. Air conditioner thermostats sense and respond only to the temperature condition, not to the humidity level. The use of a separate whole house dehumidification system can allow for separate control of the humidity and temperature. The humidity control level is independent of the cooling set point. As a result, the cooling set point can be raised (less air conditioner run time) and comfort enhanced or improved. Moisture removed is automatically expelled to the outdoors with a desiccant based system. The whole house can be treated rather than a spot area. Indoor air quality concerns. such as odors, mold and mildew, can be improved by the use of a desiccant based dehumidification unit.

Beever, R.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Window performance for human thermal comfort  

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gender, acclimation state, the opportunity to adjust clothing and physical disability on requirements for thermal comfort. Energy

Huizenga, C; Zhang, H.; Mattelaer, P.; Yu, T.; Arens, Edward A; Lyons, P.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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University of Colorado Thermal Comfort Report  

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A A Warmboard sub-floor with tubing and wood Image Courtsey of Warmboard Image Thermal Comfort "That Condition of mind, which expresses satisfaction with the thermal environment" (ASHRAE Standard 55) Design Criteria Design Criteria Design Criteria Design Criteria 1. Thermally comfortable conditions achieved by integrating technologically and economically innovative, low-energy strategies: a. Temperatures between 72 o F and 76 o F b. Humidity between 40.0% and 55.0% 2. Minimal distractions to the occupant 3. Easy control of thermal comfort system 4. Uniform thermal conditions exist throughout the house Bio Bio Bio Bio- - - -S S S S ( ( ( (h h h h) ) ) ) ip ip ip ip Thermal Comfort Features Thermal Comfort Features Thermal Comfort Features Thermal Comfort Features

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Effective and Comfortable Power Control Model Using Kalman Filter for Building Energy Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In building environment energy management is a big problem in recent years. Several methods and proposals exist in the literature for energy management, but the trade-off between occupants comfort level and energy usage is still a major challenge and ... Keywords: Comfort index, Energy management in buildings, Energy savings Kalman filter, Fuzzy logic

Safdar Ali, Do-Hyeun Kim

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate, comfort, & natural ventilation: a new adaptive comfort standard for ASHRAE standard 55  

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ASHRAE began funding a series of field studies of thermal comfort in office buildings in four different climate zones.

Brager, G. S.; de Dear, R.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting the distribution of thermal comfort votes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Maximizing occupant comfort and minimizing energy costs are two challenging tasks in the efficient operation of any office building. Often these objectives cannot be achieved simultaneously which asks for methods that resolve this trade-off in the best ... Keywords: decision support systems, intelligent systems, thermal comfort

Anika Schumann; Nic Wilson

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless sensor networks and human comfort index  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Conventional wireless home automation networks (WHANs) incorporate embedded wireless sensors and actuators that monitors and control home living environment. WHAN's primary goal is to maintain user comfort and efficient home management. Conventional ... Keywords: Ambient intelligence, Fuzzy logic, Human comfort, Wireless sensor network

Mohd Izani Rawi, Adnan Al-Anbuky

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive Comfort Model: Simulations & Future Directions  

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Adaptive Comfort Model: Simulations & Future Directions Adaptive Comfort Model: Simulations & Future Directions Speaker(s): Richard de Dear Date: February 4, 2011 - 12:00pm Location: 90-4133 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Philip Haves The last 20 years of thermal comfort have witnessed a shift away from the "static" approach (exemplified by the PMV/PPD model) towards the adaptive approach (exemplified by the adaptive models in ASHRAE's Standard 55 (2004, 2010) and the European Union's counterpart standard, EN15251 (2007). - the basis and derivation of the adaptive comfort model - adaptive comfort standards (ASHRAE 55 and EN15251) - new developments and directions (reporting back from the January 2011 ASHRAE Meeting of SSPC-55 in Las Vegas) - environmental variables other than dry bulb, in the adaptive model

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NREL Provides Guidance to Improve Air Mixing and Thermal Comfort in Homes (Fact Sheet)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

NREL research determines optimal HVAC system design for proper air mixing and thermal comfort in homes. As U.S. homes become more energy efficient, heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) systems will be downsized, and the air flow volumes required to meet heating and cooling loads may be too small to maintain uniform room air mixing-which can affect thermal comfort. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) evaluated the performance of high sidewall air supply inlets and confirmed that these systems can achieve good air mixing and provide suitable comfort levels for occupants. Using computational fluid dynamics modeling, NREL scientists tested the performance of high sidewall supply air jets over a wide range of parameters including supply air temperature, air velocity, and inlet size. This technique uses the model output to determine how well the supply air mixes with the room air. Thermal comfort is evaluated by monitoring air temperature and 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 velocity. The study shows that high sidewall supply air jets achieve uniform mixing in a room, which is essential for providing acceptable comfort levels. The study also provides information required to optimize overall space conditioning system design in both heating and cooling modes.

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2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DRAFT October 4, 2007 Residential Thermostats: Comfort Controls in California  

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cellphones). This considerably complicates the economic decisions on the cost of thermal comfort controls

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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.

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Achieving Sustainability, Energy Savings, and Occupant Comfort  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Fisher, D.; Bristow, G.

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Personal Comfort Management Using SPOT+  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present SPOT+, a system that allows office workers to optimally balance between heating energy consumption and personal thermal comfort. In prior work, we described SPOT: a smart personal thermal control system based on reactive control [8]. In contrast, ... Keywords: Energy management

Peter Xiang Gao, S. Keshav

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of a heated and cooled office chair on thermal comfort  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Cooled Office Chair on Thermal Comfort References Akimoto,task conditioning system on thermal comfort. Proceedings ofand H. Higuchi. 2011. Thermal comfort and perceived air

Pasut, Wilmer; Zhang, Hui; Kaam, Soazig; Arens, Edward; Zhai, Yongchao

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enabling Energy-Efficient Approaches to Thermal Comfort Using Room Air Motion  

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Energy Efficiency, Thermal Comfort with Air MotionEnergy Efficiency, Thermal Comfort with Air Motion No-fan 2Energy Efficiency, Thermal Comfort with Air Motion

Pasut, Wilmer; Arens, Edward; Zhang, Hui; Kaam, Soazig; Zhai, Yongchao

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal comfort and perceived air quality of a PEC system.  

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W. , Gong, N. 2007. Thermal performance of a personalizedRESULTS 1. Whole-body thermal sensation and comfort withthe PEC system Whole-body thermal sensation and comfort are

Arens, Edward; Zhang, Hui; Pasut, Wilmer

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal comfort and perceived air quality of a PEC system  

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Akimoto, T. , Genma T. 2007. Thermal sensation and comfortW. , Gong, N. 2007. Thermal performance of a personalizedRESULTS 1. Whole-body thermal sensation and comfort with the

Arens, Edward; Zhang, Hui; Pasut, Wilmer; Warneke, Ashley; Bauman, Fred; Higuchi, Hiroshi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric Apparatus : the production of another comfort paradigm  

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Nowadays, being thermal comfort is no longer a challenging problem for modern living. With the aids of the modern environmental control technologies, a fast, convenient and effective thermal comfort experience can be easily ...

Tang, Hung Fai

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal sensation and comfort models for non-uniform and transient environments: Part III: whole-body sensation and comfort  

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Magnitude estimates of thermal discomfort during transientsJ, Rohles FH, Nevins RG. Thermal comfort (thermally neutral)1.3.1 - [10] Fanger PO. Thermal comfort. NY: McGraw-Hill;

Zhang, Hui; Arens, Edward; Huizenga, Charlie; Han, Taeyoung

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Singing River Electric Power Association - Comfort Advantage Home Program |  

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Singing River Electric Power Association - Comfort Advantage Home Singing River Electric Power Association - Comfort Advantage Home Program Singing River Electric Power Association - Comfort Advantage Home Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Heat Pumps Program Info State Mississippi Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Contact Singing River Electric Power Association Provider Singing River Electric Power Association Singing River Electric Power Association provides rebates on energy efficiency measures in new homes and heat pumps that meet [http://www.comfortadvantage.com/Comfort%20Advantage%20brochure.pdf Comfort Advantage] weatherization standards. To qualify for this rebate the home

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NREL: Vehicle Ancillary Loads Reduction - Thermal Comfort Model  

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Comfort Model Comfort Model Photo of human testing to determine thermal comfort perception data. Photo of human testing to determine thermal comfort perception data. Working with researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, our team at NREL developed an empirical model of people's temperature sensation (hot/cold) as well as perceptions (comfortable/uncomfortable) in a transient non-homogeneous environment. The model predicts sensation and comfort locally (at specific points on the body) as well as globally (overall). The university performed more than 100 tests on human test subjects in a controlled environmental chamber under a range of steady state and transient thermal conditions. Participants subjectively recorded their thermal comfort on a simple form. Core and local skin temperature data was

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Achieving Comfort and Saving Energy with Sensor Networks in Buildings  

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Achieving Comfort and Saving Energy with Sensor Networks in Buildings Achieving Comfort and Saving Energy with Sensor Networks in Buildings Speaker(s): Danni Wang Date: July 7, 2005 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 One of the fundamental objectives of an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning) system is to create comfortable environments for occupants. The rule of thumb in building operation is the more energy a building consumes, the more comfortable it becomes. Saving energy and achieving comfort seem to conflict with each other. This might be true. However, are there opportunities to achieve both desires? In this talk, I will present a few case studies which demonstrate how we might both achieve comfort and save energy by using sensor networks in buildings. I will first report the latest thermal comfort survey results from around 150 commercial

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WESBES: A Wireless Embedded Sensor for Improving Human Comfort Metrics using Temporospatially Correlated Data  

SciTech Connect

When utilized properly, energy management systems (EMS) can offer significant energy savings by optimizing the efficiency of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. However, difficulty often arises due to the constraints imposed by the need to maintain an acceptable level of comfort for a buildings occupants. This challenge is compounded by the fact that human comfort is difficult to define in a measurable way. One way to address this problem is to provide a building manager with direct feedback from the buildings users. Still, this data is relative in nature, making it difficult to determine the actions that need to be taken, and while some useful comfort correlations have been devised, such as ASHRAEs Predicted Mean Vote index, they are rules of thumb that do not connect individual feedback with direct, diverse feedback sensing. As they are a correlation, quantifying effects of climate, age of buildings and associated defects such as draftiness, are outside the realm of this correlation. Therefore, the contribution of this paper is the Wireless Embedded Smart Block for Environment Sensing (WESBES); an affordable wireless sensor platform that allows subjective human comfort data to be directly paired with temporospatially correlated objective sensor measurements for use in EMS. The described device offers a flexible research platform for analyzing the relationship between objective and subjective occupant feedback in order to formulate more meaningful measures of human comfort. It could also offer an affordable and expandable option for real world deployment in existing EMS.

Joel Hewlett; Milos Manic; Craig Rieger

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Individual User Behavior Leading Factor in Comfort Control  

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With global warming effects and exploding energy prices it is necessary to further optimize the energy performance of buildings. Intelligent Agents technology for individual climate control for each user of a building in combination with feedback on the energy consumption (costs) leads to better acceptance of the individual comfort and a reduction of the energy consumption. Agents at room level with knowledge of the actual preferences of the occupants are used to improve the distribution of the available HVAC resources of the building and lead to better performance with less energy consumption and at lower costs. At building level an agent is used to optimize the settings of HVAC-controls and lead to peak reduction. The technology was tested in field tests in different office buildings in the Netherlands.

Zeiler, W.; Boxem, G.; Van Houten, M. A.; Wortel, W.; Van Der Velden, J. A. J.; Kamphuis, R.; Hommelberg, M.; Broekhuizen, H.

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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New Jersey Comfort Partners Program | Department of Energy  

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New Jersey Comfort Partners Program New Jersey Comfort Partners Program New Jersey Comfort Partners Program < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Cooling Other Sealing Your Home Ventilation Manufacturing Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Program Info Funding Source New Jersey Societal Benefits Charge (public benefits fund) State New Jersey Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Direct installation, no cost to recipient The New Jersey Comfort Partners program is a free of charge, direct installation energy efficiency assistance program available to most New Jersey households with significant energy usage and an income at or below

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PureComfort 240 Combined Cooling, Heating, and Power Unit  

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This report is an interim case study of a PureComfort 240 combined cooling, heating and power project at the University of Toronto, Mississauga.

2006-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Air temperature thresholds for indoor comfort and perceived air quality  

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Moving air for comfort. ASHRAE Journal, May, Arens, E. ,17-22, Copenhagen. . ASHRAE Standard 55- 2010. ThermalSensations of Sedentary Man, ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 80 (

Zhang, Hui; Edward, Arens; Pasut, Wilmer

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2005 Contests and Scoring - Comfort Zone  

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open. Tuskegee University incorporated a time-proven cooling strategy - a southern "dog trot" - to maximize natural ventilation. Solar Decathlon 2005 Comfort Zone (100 Points)...

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Essays on banking  

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This thesis consists of two chapters that investigate two important issues in banking of the past decade: the effect of banking consolidation on the borrowers and the regulatory capital requirements for banks. The first ...

Erel, Isil

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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world bank | OpenEI  

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world bank world bank Dataset Summary Description No description given. Source World Bank Date Released Unknown Date Updated Unknown Keywords coal energy imports energy production energy use fossil fuels Fuel global Hydroelectric international nuclear oil renewables statistical statistics world bank Data application/zip icon Data in XML Format (zip, 1 MiB) application/zip icon Data in Excel Format (zip, 1.3 MiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Peer Reviewed Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period 1970 - 2007 License License Other or unspecified, see optional comment below Comment Summary of Usage Terms ---------------------- You are free to copy, distribute, adapt, display or include the data in other products for commercial and noncommercial purposes at no cost subject to certain limitations summarized below. You must include attribution for the data you use in the manner indicated in the metadata included with the data. You must not claim or imply that The World Bank endorses your use of the data by or use The World Bank's logo(s) or trademark(s) in conjunction with such use. Other parties may have ownership interests in some of the materials contained on The World Bank Web site. For example, we maintain a list of some specific data within the Datasets that you may not redistribute or reuse without first contacting the original content provider, as well as information regarding how to contact the original content provider. Before incorporating any data in other products, please check the list: Terms of use: Restricted Data. The World Bank makes no warranties with respect to the data and you agree The World Bank shall not be liable to you in connection with your use of the data. Links ----- Summary of Terms: http://data.worldbank.org/summary-terms-of-use Detailed Usage Terms: http://www.worldbank.org/terms-datasets

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Internet Banking System Prototype  

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Internet Banking System refers to systems that enable bank customers to access accounts and general information on bank products and services through a personal computer or other intelligent device. Internet banking products and services can include detailed account information for corporate customers as well as account summery and transfer money. Ultimately, the products and services obtained through Internet Banking may mirror products and services offered through other bank delivery channels. In this paper, Internet Banking System Prototype has been proposed in order to illustrate the services which is provided by the Bank online services.

Alnaqeib, Rami; Jalab, Hamid A; Zaidan, M A; Hmood, Ali K

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal sensation and comfort models for non-uniform and transient environments: Part II: local comfort of individual body parts  

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3943. [20] Hensel H, Thermal sensation and thermoreceptors1982. [21] Attia M. Thermal pleasantness and temperatureCabanac M. The perception of thermal comfort. International

Zhang, Hui; Arens, Edward; Huizenga, Charlie; Han, Taeyoung

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analytical Study on Internet Banking System  

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The Internet era is a period in the information age in which communication and commerce via the Internet became a central focus for businesses, consumers, government, and the media. The Internet era also marks the convergence of the computer and communications industries and their associated services and products. Nowadays, the availability of the Internet make it widely used for everyday life. In order to led business to success, the business and specially the services should provide comfort use to its costumer. The bank system is one of the most important businesses who may use the website. The using for the web-based systems should contain special requirements to achieve the business goal. Since that the paper will present the functional and non-functional for the web-based banking system.

AlAbdullah, Fadhel S; Alnaqeib, Rami; Jalab, Hamid A; Zaidan, A A; Zaidan, B B

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a PMV-based thermal comfort modelling  

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This paper concentrates on the modelling development for a PMV-based thermal comfort system. Operators can define their own expression towards the surroundings by inserting the respective value of PMV and the system will generate the compressor and fan ... Keywords: climatic modelling, predicted mean vote (PMV), thermal comfort

Shazmin Aniza Abdul Shukor; Karl Kohlhof; Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Learning user preferences to maximise occupant comfort in office buildings  

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It is desirable to ensure that the thermal comfort conditions in offices are in line with the preferences of occupants. Controlling their offices correctly therefore requires the correct prediction of their thermal sensation which is often determined ... Keywords: decision support systems, intelligent systems, thermal comfort

Anika Schumann; Nic Wilson; Mateo Burillo

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Typical Clothing Ensemble Insulation Levels for Sixteen Body Parts  

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Thermal Comfort.1994 CLO Insulation Levels For Sixteen Bodya mesh arm chair whose insulation level was measured. FigureExperimental Conditions. CLO Insulation Levels For Sixteen

Lee, Juyoun; Zhang, Hui; Arens, Edward

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enabling Energy-Efficient Approaches to Thermal Comfort Using Room Air Motion  

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uc/item/4488d1b8 Energy Efficiency, Thermal Comfort with Airuc/item/4488d1b8 Energy Efficiency, Thermal Comfort with Airuc/item/4488d1b8 Energy Efficiency, Thermal Comfort with Air

Pasut, Wilmer; Arens, Edward; Zhang, Hui; Kaam, Soazig; Zhai, Yongchao

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indoor air movement acceptability and thermal comfort in hot-humid climates  

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comfort in warm conditions. ASHRAE Trans 84 (2): 263 277.Moving air for comfort. ASHRAE Journal: 18-29. [9] Zhang,control, and occupant comfort. ASHRAE Trans 110:1735. [11

Candido, Christhina Maria

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Study Of A Radiant Heating System For Sleep Thermal Comfort And Potential Energy Saving.  

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??As sleep is unconscious, the traditional definition of thermal comfort with conscious judgment does not apply. In this thesis sleep thermal comfort is defined as (more)

Wang, Christopher L. K.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Comfort Zone  

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Comfort Zone Comfort Zone Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the Comfort Zone archive, sorted by date. New Contest Data Displays Provide Insight into Competition Scoring Saturday, October 5, 2013 By Solar Decathlon New contest data displays are now available on the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon website. If you are interested in the real-time performance of each house and want to keep a close eye on the competition, check out the Contests section pages. In the Contests section, the pages for the measured contests (Comfort Zone, Hot Water, Appliances, Home Entertainment, and Energy Balance) explain the contest requirements and provide real-time graphical displays of the accumulated measurements/scores for each team. Roll your cursor over the graphics to see more detailed information about each contest. For example,

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NREL: News Feature - Building Panels Protect, Provide Comfort  

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Building Panels Protect, Provide Comfort Building Panels Protect, Provide Comfort October 30, 2009 Walking into a building constructed before the days of heating systems and air conditioning, such as a southwestern adobe, still elicits a sense of comfort and coziness. The concept of using thermal mass in walls to help maintain the temperature of a building is not new. And now, this tried and true method is being used to regulate comfort systems of NREL's Research Support Facilities (RSF), one of the most energy efficient buildings in the world. "In this case, the exterior skin of the building is doing more than just keeping the weather out," Philip Macey, project manager for RNL, the design firm for the RSF, said. "Precast panels installed as the walls are actually part of the heating and cooling system for the building.

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

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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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Thermal Comfort of Neutral Ventilated Buildings in Different Cities  

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Although the ASHRAE 55-1992 and ISO 7730 Standards are used all over the world, many researchers have pointed out that it is impossible to maintain a uniform thermal comfort standard worldwide because of differing climate conditions. Two field thermal comfort investigations were carried out in Shanghai and Changsha. In the hot season the neutral temperature in Changsha and Shanghai is 27.5? ET* and 26.5? ET*, respectively. Compared with other cities' studies, in Beijing and Tianjin, this paper discusses thermal comfort conditions in China. The results show that thermal neutral temperature in these Chinese cities is higher than that in the ASHRAE standard. Therefore, thermal comfort temperature in China cannot directly correlate with the ASHRAE standard. This difference should be considered when designing air conditioning designing to save energy.

Ye, X.; Zhou, Z.; Lian, Z.; Wen, Y.; Zhou, Z.; Jiang, C.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LBNL-4417E Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and...  

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LBNL-4417E Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and Exterior Shading Systems for Commercial Buildings using High Resolution Luminance Images K. Konis, E.S. Lee, R.D....

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Using Dashboards to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings  

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detection to identify energy waste in a specific building,detect system anomalies or energy waste. Notice gas used forenergy consumption, comfort improvements, retro commissioning, and anomaly detection. Identify areas of waste and

Marini, Kyle

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Achieving Comfort and Saving Energy with Sensor Networks in Buildings  

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Achieving Comfort and Saving Energy with Sensor Networks in Buildings Speaker(s): Danni Wang Date: July 7, 2005 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 One of the fundamental objectives of an...

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Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and Exterior Shading Systems  

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Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and Exterior Shading Systems Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and Exterior Shading Systems for Commercial Buildings using High Resolution Luminance Images Title Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and Exterior Shading Systems for Commercial Buildings using High Resolution Luminance Images Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-4417E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Konis, Kyle, Eleanor S. Lee, and Robert D. Clear Call Number LBNL-4417E Abstract The objective of this study was to explore how calibrated high dynamic range (HDR) images (luminance maps) acquired in real world daylit environments can be used to characterize, evaluate, and compare visual comfort conditions of innovative facade shading and light-redirecting systems. Detailed (1536 x 1536 pixel) luminance maps were time-lapse acquired from two view positions in an unoccupied full scale testbed facility. These maps were analyzed using existing visual comfort metrics to quantify how innovative interior and exterior shading systems compare to conventional systems under real sun and sky conditions over a solstice-to-solstice test interval. The results provide a case study in the challenges and potential of methods of visualizing, evaluating and summarizing daily and seasonal variation of visual comfort conditions computed from large sets of image data.

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THREE ESSAYS ON BANKING CRISES  

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WDI database, World Bank Capital Ac- count Open- ness (KAWDI database, World Bank. Current Ac- count Balance Current

Caballero Bustos, Julian Alberto

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal sensation and comfort models for non-uniform and transient environments: Part II: local comfort of individual body parts  

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to local heating and cooling [18,19], thermal sensation andbody heating and cooling. Journal of Thermal Biology 2004;b. pelvis cooling or heating c. thermal comfort scale Figure

Zhang, Hui; Arens, Edward; Huizenga, Charlie; Han, Taeyoung

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Comfort in Hot-Humid Climates with a Whole-House Dehumidifier, Windermere, Florida (Fact Sheet)  

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Maintaining comfort in a home can be challenging in hot-humid climates. At the common summer temperature set point of 75 degrees F, the perceived air temperature can vary by 11 degrees F because higher indoor humidity reduces comfort. Often the air conditioner (AC) thermostat set point is lower than the desirable cooling level to try to increase moisture removal so that the interior air is not humid or "muggy." However, this method is not always effective in maintaining indoor relative humidity (RH) or comfort. In order to quantify the performance of a combined whole-house dehumidifier (WHD) AC system, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America team Consortium of Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) monitored the operation of two Lennox AC systems coupled with a Honeywell DH150 TrueDRY whole-house dehumidifier for a six-month period. By using a WHD to control moisture levels (latent cooling) and optimizing a central AC to control temperature (sensible cooling), improvements in comfort can be achieved while reducing utility costs. Indoor comfort for this study was defined as maintaining indoor conditions at below 60% RH and a humidity ratio of 0.012 lbm/lbm while at common dry bulb set point temperatures of 74 degrees -80 degrees F. In addition to enhanced comfort, controlling moisture to these levels can reduce the risk of other potential issues such as mold growth, pests, and building component degradation. Because a standard AC must also reduce dry bulb air temperature in order to remove moisture, a WHD is typically needed to support these latent loads when sensible heat removal is not desired.

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Level  

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7 at level 3 (FHEQ level 6) and the rest at level M (FHEQ level 7) 4. Other entry N/A Credit Level awards (if applicable): 5. Exit Awards: PGDip Advanced Computer Science 120 credits with not more than 30 credits at level 3 (FHEQ level 6) and the rest at level M (FHEQ level 7) Credit

Programme Csad

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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7 at level 3 (FHEQ level 6) and the rest at level M (FHEQ level 7) 4. Other entry N/A Credit Level awards (if applicable): 5. Exit Awards: PGDip Computer Science 120 credits with not more than 30 credits at level 3 (FHEQ level 6) and the rest at level M (FHEQ level 7) Credit

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Building Green in Greensburg: Greensburg State Bank  

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

Greensburg State Bank Greensburg State Bank When a tornado leveled 95% of Greensburg, the only thing left of Greensburg State Bank was the original vault. So the bank was rebuilt on its original site and re-opened for business just one year later. It was the second commercial building in Greensburg to do so. The new bank boasts a variety of green building features including an east-west building orientation that maximizes natural daylight inside, insulated concrete form (ICF) construction for an energy- efficient building envelope, and a high efficiency heating and cooling system. ENERGY EFFICIENCY FEATURES * An east-west building orientation maximizes natural daylighting in the interior and reduces the wall area on the east and west that the sun can heat up, decreasing the need for cooling

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Evaluation of Air Mixing and Thermal Comfort From High Sidewall Supply Air Jets  

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Uniform mixing of conditioned air with room air is an essential factor for providing comfort in homes. The higher the supply flow rates the easier to reach good mixing in the space. In high performance homes, however, the flow rates required to meet the small remaining thermal loads are not large enough to maintain uniform mixing in the space. The objective of this study is to resolve this issue and maintain uniform temperatures within future homes. We used computational fluid dynamics modeling to evaluate the performance of high sidewall air supply for residential applications in heating and cooling modes. Parameters of the study are the supply velocity, supply temperature, diffuser dimensions, and room dimensions. Laboratory experiments supported the study of thermal mixing in heating mode; we used the results to develop a correlation to predict high sidewall diffuser performance. For cooling mode, numerical analysis is presented. The results provide information to guide the selection of high sidewall supply diffusers to maintain proper room mixing for heating and cooling of high performance homes. It is proven that these systems can achieve good mixing and provide acceptable comfort levels. Recommendations are given on the operating conditions to guarantee occupant comfort.

Ridouane, E. H.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coast Electric Power Association - Comfort Advantage Home Program |  

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Coast Electric Power Association - Comfort Advantage Home Program Coast Electric Power Association - Comfort Advantage Home Program Coast Electric Power Association - Comfort Advantage Home Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heat Pumps Program Info State Mississippi Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount 300 - 500, varies by home efficiency 150 per additional qual$300 - $500, varies by home efficiency Geothermal Heat Pumps: $400 - $500 Additional Heat Pump Units (When Required): $150ified heat pump system Provider Coast Electric Power Association Coast Electric Power Association (CEPA) provides rebates on heat pumps to new homes which meet certain weatherization standards. To qualify for this rebate the home must have: * Attic insulation of at least R-38 or encapsulated foam attic insulation

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Comfort Zone  

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'Comfort Zone' 'Comfort Zone' New Contest Data Displays Provide Insight into Competition Scoring Saturday, October 5, 2013 By Solar Decathlon New contest data displays are now available on the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon website. If you are interested in the real-time performance of each house and want to keep a close eye on the competition, check out the Contests section pages. In the Contests section, the pages for the measured contests (Comfort Zone, Hot Water, Appliances, Home Entertainment, and Energy Balance) explain the contest requirements and provide real-time graphical displays of the accumulated measurements/scores for each team. Roll your cursor over the graphics to see more detailed information about each contest. For example, in the Appliances Contest graphic, the scores for running the refrigerator,

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Energy Savings, Improved Comfort for West Virginia County Government |  

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

Energy Savings, Improved Comfort for West Virginia County Energy Savings, Improved Comfort for West Virginia County Government Energy Savings, Improved Comfort for West Virginia County Government July 29, 2010 - 6:15pm Addthis The new chiller system at the Dunn Building replaced an outdated rooftop-based HVAC system. | Photo courtesy of Deborah Hammond The new chiller system at the Dunn Building replaced an outdated rooftop-based HVAC system. | Photo courtesy of Deborah Hammond What are the key facts? $329,600 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant 103,000 kWh annual energy savings from HVAC system replacement 141,100 pounds of CO2 emissions avoided at the Dunn Building On any given day up to 2,000 people visit the Dunn Building in Martinsburg, W. Va. The building is the site for the Blue Ridge Community and Technical

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Energy Savings, Improved Comfort for West Virginia County Government |  

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Savings, Improved Comfort for West Virginia County Savings, Improved Comfort for West Virginia County Government Energy Savings, Improved Comfort for West Virginia County Government July 29, 2010 - 6:15pm Addthis The new chiller system at the Dunn Building replaced an outdated rooftop-based HVAC system. | Photo courtesy of Deborah Hammond The new chiller system at the Dunn Building replaced an outdated rooftop-based HVAC system. | Photo courtesy of Deborah Hammond What are the key facts? $329,600 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant 103,000 kWh annual energy savings from HVAC system replacement 141,100 pounds of CO2 emissions avoided at the Dunn Building On any given day up to 2,000 people visit the Dunn Building in Martinsburg, W. Va. The building is the site for the Blue Ridge Community and Technical

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Living Comfortably: A Consumer's Guide to Home Energy Upgrades |  

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Living Comfortably: A Consumer's Guide to Home Energy Upgrades Living Comfortably: A Consumer's Guide to Home Energy Upgrades Living Comfortably: A Consumer's Guide to Home Energy Upgrades March 7, 2013 - 3:15pm Addthis A weatherization worker drills holes to blow cellulose insulation in the interior walls of this home. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL A weatherization worker drills holes to blow cellulose insulation in the interior walls of this home. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL Dr. Richard Knaub Project Leader in Weatherization & Workforce Development at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Energy audit tools An infrared camera can display temperature differences between surfaces and help determine if a wall is insulated. It can show drafts and moisture, which can lead to mold problems.

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Design Tools for Evaluating Alternative Strategies' Impact on Human Comfort  

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Many designers recognize that energy savings can be achieved with alternative or innovative strategies; however, few design tools have been available to assist designers with evaluating alternatives. This paper demonstrates the use of a standard psychrometric chart enhanced with an expanded comfort zone plot based on multiple energy conservation strategies. Average local weather conditions can be plotted by month on the psychrometric chart to indicate which design alternatives have the greatest potential benefits. By utilizing a familiar engineering design tool to communicate integrated design techniques, better coordination can be achieved between architects and engineers. Victor Olgyay pioneered similar work at Notre Dame in the 1950's; however, his unusual graphical presentation has hindered widespread understanding and use of the fundamentals of expanded comfort zones. This paper outlines the basic concept of the expanded comfort zone with applications for use of mean radiant temperatures, direct radiation. air movement and evaporative cooling with examples shown for Dallas and Houston climates.

Holder, L. M. III; Hart, M. N.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comfort, cleanliness and convenience: The creeping transformation of  

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Comfort, cleanliness and convenience: The creeping transformation of Comfort, cleanliness and convenience: The creeping transformation of normality and what it means for energy consumption and the environment Speaker(s): Elizabeth Shove Date: April 24, 2001 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Kristina LaCommare In Western societies the sense of changing practice is both pervasive and elusive. Over just one or two generations, expectations have shifted radically: though some people in Britain still wake to patterns of frost on the inside of the window, many more have come to take the comforts of central heating and even air-conditioning for granted. To give a second quite specific example, again from Britain, the once-a-week bath is giving way to patterns of daily showering, a form predominantly valued for its

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Grant Improves Comfort for Nevada City's Employees | Department of Energy  

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Grant Improves Comfort for Nevada City's Employees Grant Improves Comfort for Nevada City's Employees Grant Improves Comfort for Nevada City's Employees June 24, 2010 - 3:46pm Addthis Caliente, Nev., has a unique city hall: a historic railroad depot. Built in 1923 as a maintenance center halfway between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, the depot is known far outside southeastern Nevada for its role in railway history and its Mission Revival architecture. There was just one problem: it was built before central heating or air-conditioning. "When the information on the grant came through, I was, to be perfectly honest, singing hallelujah, because I was sitting in my office with two space heaters going and a blanket over my legs," says Stana Hurlburt, grant writer for the city of Caliente. So Hurlburt and her colleagues applied for, and received, a grant of

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7 180 credits with not more than 30 credits at level 3 (FHEQ level 6) and the rest at level M (FHEQ level 7) 4. Other entry N/A Credit Level awards (if applicable): 5. Exit Awards: PGDip in Advanced Computer Science with

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2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Iowa Energy Bank  

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

The Iowa Energy Bank offers Iowa's public facilities, schools, area education agencies, colleges, universities, hospitals and local governments a 1% financing option for the implementation of cost...

90

Dew Point Evaporative Comfort Cooling: Report and Summary Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The project objective was to demonstrate the capabilities of the high-performance multi-staged IEC technology and its ability to enhance energy efficiency and interior comfort in dry climates, while substantially reducing electric-peak demand. The project was designed to test 24 cooling units in five commercial building types at Fort Carson Army Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Dean, J.; Herrmann, L.; Kozubal, E.; Geiger, J.; Eastment, M.; Slayzak, S.

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Using Dashboard to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings  

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LBNL-4283E Using Dashboard to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings Kyle Marini of the Building 90 monitoring team, including, Jose (Arturo) Ayala-Navarro, Geoffrey Bell, Nicholas Goodell for the assistance of the LBNL Facilities electricians, telecommunication services, and the patience of the building

Diamond, Richard

92

Visualization framework of thermal comfort for architects (WIP)  

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For a successful integration of building energy simulation tools into the architectural workflow there is a need for better communication of the information obtained through simulation. One appropriate way of communicating that information to the technically ... Keywords: architecture, building energy simulation, information visualization, thermal comfort, visualization

Pascal Goffin; Arno Schlueter

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump Comfort Evaluation  

SciTech Connect

Field tests were conducted in two homes in Austin, TX to evaluate the comfort performance of ductless mini-split heat pumps (DMSHPs), measuring temperature and relative humidity measurements in four rooms in each home before and after retrofitting a central HVAC system with DMSHPs.

Roth, K.; Sehgal, N.; Akers, C.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Understanding Adaptive Thermal Comfort: New Directions for Ubicomp  

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in this domain. Author Keywords Sustainability; Thermal comfort; Heating; Cooling ACM Classification Keywords H.5, such as air conditioning or central heating [21, 23]. There has been a global trend of convergence and tighter on the first page. Copyrights for components of this work owned by others than ACM must be honored. Abstracting

Hazas, Mike

95

Affordable comfort 95 - investing in our energy future  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the topics from the conference on Affordable Comfort, held March 26-31, 1995. Topics are concerned with energy efficiency in homes, retrofitting, weatherization, and monitoring of appliances, heating, and air conditioning systems for performance, as well as topics on electric utilities.

NONE

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

96

Understanding adaptive thermal comfort: new directions for UbiComp  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In many parts of the world, mechanical heating and cooling is used to regulate indoor climates, with the aim of maintaining a uniform temperature. Achieving this is energy-intensive, since large indoor spaces must be constantly heated or cooled, and ... Keywords: cooling, heating, sustainability, thermal comfort

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

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Simulations of sizing and comfort improvements for residential forced-air heating and cooling systems  

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In many parts of North America residential HVAC systems are installed outside conditioned space. This leads to significant energy losses and poor occupant comfort due to conduction and air leakage losses from the air distribution ducts. In addition, cooling equipment performance is sensitive to air flow and refrigerant charge that have been found to be far from manufacturers specifications in most systems. The simulation techniques discussed in this report were developed in an effort to provide guidance on the savings potentials and comfort gains that can be achieved by improving ducts (sealing air leaks) and equipment (correct air-flow and refrigerant charge). The simulations include the complex air flow and thermal interactions between duct systems, their surroundings and the conditioned space. They also include cooling equipment response to air flow and refrigerant charge effects. Another key aspect of the simulations is that they are dynamic to account for cyclic losses from the HVAC system and the effect of cycle length on energy and comfort performance. To field test the effect of changes to residential HVAC systems requires extensive measurements to be made for several months for each condition tested. This level of testing is often impractical due to cost and time limitations. Therefore the Energy Performance of Buildings Group at LBNL developed a computer simulation tool that models residential HVAC system performance. This simulation tool has been used to answer questions about equipment downsizing, duct improvements, control strategies and climate variation so that recommendations can be made for changes in residential construction and HVAC installation techniques that would save energy, reduce peak demand and result in more comfortable homes. Although this study focuses on California climates, the simulation tool could easily be applied to other climates. This report summarizes the simulation tool and discusses the significant developments that allow the use of this tool to perform detailed residential HVAC system simulations. The simulations have been verified by comparison to measured results in several houses over a wide range of weather conditions and HVAC system performance. After the verification was completed, more than 350 cooling and 450 heating simulations were performed. These simulations covered a range of HVAC system performance parameters and California climate conditions (that range from hot dry deserts to cold mountain regions). The results of the simulations were used to show the large increases in HVAC system performance that can be attained by improving the HVAC duct distribution systems and by better sizing of residential HVAC equipment. The simulations demonstrated that improved systems can deliver improved heating or cooling to the conditioned space, maintain equal or better comfort while reducing peak demand and the installed equipment capacity (and therefore capital costs).

Walker, I.S.; Degenetais, G.; Siegel, J.A.

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Building Green in Greensburg: Centera Bank  

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

Centera Bank Centera Bank After a category EF-5 tornado virtually leveled the entire town of Greensburg in 2007, the owners of Centera Bank were determined to rebuild green. Design plans were drawn up with optimal energy efficiency and sustainability in mind, in keeping with the goals of the City of Greensburg to rebuild green. Situated on a downtown corner lot across the street from the bank's former location, the new 4,000-square-foot building incorporates energy-efficient building principles required to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED ® ) certification. ENERGY EFFICIENCY FEATURES * A high-efficiency air-cooled heat pump split system harnesses the benefits of environmentally friendly R-410 refrigeration in both the heating and cooling mode to reduce

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Web application for thermal comfort visualization and calculation according to ASHRAE Standard 55  

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uc/item/4db4q37h Web app. for thermal comfort visualizationWeb application for thermal comfort visualization andtool based on an open web-based weather data visualization

Schiavon, Stefano; Hoyt, Tyler; Piccioli, Alberto

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Web application for thermal comfort visualization and calculation according to ASHRAE Standard 55  

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item/4db4q37h Web app. for thermal comfort visualization andWeb application for thermal comfort visualization andenvironment including thermal, indoor air quality, light and

Schiavon, Stefano; Hoyt, Tyler; Piccioli, Alberto

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Comfort standards and variation in exceedance for mixed-mode buildings.  

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ASHRAE 55 adaptive comfort model and the PPD model across all 16 climate zonesASHRAE 55 adaptive comfort model versus PPD for the mixed- mode case with baseline gains in every climate zone

Brager, Gail; Borgeson, Sam

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Toward adaptive comfort management in office buildings using participatory sensing for end user driven control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Current building management systems (BMS) operate based on conservatively defined operational hours, maximum occupancy rates, and standardized occupant comfort set points. Despite the increasing building energy consumption rates, occupants are not usually ... Keywords: occupant comfort, office buildings, participatory sensing

Farrokh Jazizadeh; Burcin Becerik-Gerber

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Sun, wind, and pedestrian comfort: a study of Toronto's Central Area  

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No. ST10,1978, pp. 1585-1593. Sun, Wind and Comfort Appendixshadow for both spaces. Sun, Wind and Comfort Discretionaryfor the obvious reason that the sun does not shine from the

Bosselmann, P.; Arens, Edward A; Dunker, K.; Wright, R.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Sun, Wind, and Comfort A Study of Open Spaces and Sidewalks in Four Downtown Areas  

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Plan as o f Bibliography Sun, Wind, and Comfort Arens,Flores, and Terence O'Hare, Sun and Light for Downtown SanSUN, WIND, AND COMFORT A Study of Open Spaces and Sidewalks

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Indoor air movement acceptability and thermal comfort in hot-humid climates  

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gender, acclimation state, the opportunity to adjust clothing and physical disability on requirements for thermal comfort. Energy

Candido, Christhina Maria

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Thermal comfort in naturally ventilated buildings: revisions to ASHRAE Standard 55  

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ASHRAE began funding a series of field studies of thermal comfort in office buildings spread across four different climate zones.

de Dear, Richard; Brager, Gail

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Cold hands, warm hearth?: Climate, net takeback, household comfort  

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Insulation reduces marginal heating costs and may lead to a takeback effect of higher wintertime thermostat settings, with a consequent dilution of energy savings. Alternatively, additional insulation could permit a lower thermostat setting by reducing drafts and radiation while increasing moisture retention, thereby enhancing comfort. This paper evaluates thermostat net takeback, the difference between takeback and enhanced comfort. Evidence supports the existence of both effects, with net takeback at the low end of literature estimates. Net thermostat takeback is on the order of 0.05{degrees}F, leading to an energy takeback that ranges from 1-3% of potential energy savings, depending on climate and house size. Other significant determinants of thermostat are heating energy price and the presence of elderly or young occupants. 19 refs., 4 tabs.

Schwarz, P.M. [North Carolina Univ., Charlotte, NC (United States); Taylor, T.N. [Duke Power Co., Charlotte, NC (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

108

Bonnyrigg solar village: An analysis of annual energy use and comfort  

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In 1981, 12 solar-efficient houses and 3 standard houses were designed and built for the New South Wales Housing commission near Sydney, Australia. Recently, a pilot study was done to evaluate the energy use and comfort levels in these 15 houses over a two-year period. Heavyweight, well insulated houses, as a group, used the least energy annually, averaging 19,235 MJ in 1983-1984. They are least likely to require winter space heating, which typically contributes 31% of the total energy bill. A trade-off of a well insulated house is less comfort in the summer unless active measures are taken by the residents to open windows in the evenings and close shades in the day for effective cooling. Even so, the four houses with heavyweight wall construction remained in the daytime comfort zone an average of 76% of the time in 1983. The annual energy use in the houses was compared to other studies done in Australia. The average energy consumption of the 12 passive solar homes was 22,687 MJ/year in the two-year period 1983-1984. Bartels (1985) found the average household consumption in New South Wales to be 28,000 MJ. The three control houses used 30,059 MJ/year on average, though the sample size was considerably smaller, and thus more likely to be affected by atypical user behavior. This study provides clear evidence of the effectiveness of solar efficient design in significantly reducing winter heating loads.

Ballinger, J.A.; Di Franco, T.L.; Prasad, D.K. (Univ. of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia))

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

The Corporate Software Bank  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Corporate Software Bank is the implementation of an idea borne of many hours spent installing and maintaining public domain UNIX software tools and many hours spent trying to explain the process to other UNIX workstation administrators. The Corporate ...

Steven W. Lodin

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Environmental Data Bank  

SciTech Connect

In an effort to determine the environment to which the equipment designed by Sandia Corporation will be exposed, a "Data Bank" of environmental information was compiled. Measured quantities resulting from actual uses were continually being summarized.

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1962-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Personal Comfort Systems: Cooling/Heating Local Body Parts Efficient Ways  

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

Personal Comfort Systems: Cooling/Heating Local Body Parts Efficient Ways Personal Comfort Systems: Cooling/Heating Local Body Parts Efficient Ways to Provide Comfort Indoors Speaker(s): Hui Zhang Date: October 9, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Rongxin Yin This presentation describes energy efficient approaches to provide comfort in offices by creating non-uniform and transient thermal environments. The presentation will describe 1) distributions and characteristics of thermoreceptors of human body, 2) comfort responses of people exposed to complex thermal environments, 3) concept of "alliesthesia", 4) personal comfort systems developed by CBE, 5) their energy efficiency and demand response potential, and 6) the CBE advanced thermal comfort model. A recording of this seminar is available at: https://vimeo.com/51536661

112

Comfort and HVAC Performance for a New Construction Occupied Test House in Roseville, California  

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K. Hovnanian(R) Homes(R) constructed a 2,253-ft2 single-story slab-on-grade ranch house for an occupied test house (new construction) in Roseville, California. One year of monitoring and analysis focused on the effectiveness of the space conditioning system at maintaining acceptable temperature and relative humidity levels in several rooms of the home, as well as room-to-room differences and the actual measured energy consumption by the space conditioning system. In this home, the air handler unit (AHU) and ducts were relocated to inside the thermal boundary. The AHU was relocated from the attic to a mechanical closet, and the ductwork was located inside an insulated and air-sealed bulkhead in the attic. To describe the performance and comfort in the home, the research team selected representative design days and extreme days from the annual data for analysis. To ensure that temperature differences were within reasonable occupant expectations, the team followed Air Conditioning Contractors of America guidance. At the end of the monitoring period, the occupant of the home had no comfort complaints in the home. Any variance between the modeled heating and cooling energy and the actual amounts used can be attributed to the variance in temperatures at the thermostat versus the modeled inputs.

Burdick, A.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

NREL Provides Guidance to Improve Air Mixing and Thermal Comfort in Homes (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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research determines optimal HVAC system design for research determines optimal HVAC system design for proper air mixing and thermal comfort in homes. As U.S. homes become more energy efficient, heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) systems will be downsized, and the air flow volumes required to meet heating and cooling loads may be too small to maintain uniform room air mixing-which can affect thermal comfort. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) evalu- ated the performance of high sidewall air supply inlets and confirmed that these systems can achieve good air mixing and provide suitable comfort levels for occupants. Using computational fluid dynamics modeling, NREL scientists tested the performance of high sidewall supply air jets over a wide range of parameters including supply air tempera-

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Predictions of thermal comfort and pollutant distributions for a thermostatically-controlled, air-conditioned, partitioned room: Numerical results and enhanced graphical presentation  

SciTech Connect

An index of local thermal comfort and pollutant distributions have been computed with the TEMPEST computer code, in a transient simulation of an air-conditioned enclosure with an incomplete partition. This complex three-dimensional air conditioning problem included forced ventilation through inlet veins, flow through a partition, remote return air vents, and infiltration source, a pollutant source, and a thermostatically controlled air conditioning system. Five forced ventilation schemes that varied in vent areas and face velocities were simulated. Thermal comfort was modeled as a three-dimensional scalar field dependent on the fluid velocity and temperature fields; where humidity activity levels, and clothing were considered constants. Pollutants transport was incorporated through an additional constituent diffusion equation. Six distinct graphic techniques for the visualization of the three-dimensional data fields of air velocity, temperature, and comfort index were tested. 4 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.

White, M.D.; Eyler, L.L.

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Using Dashboards to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings  

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Using Dashboards to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings Using Dashboards to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings Title Using Dashboards to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-4283E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Marini, Kyle, Girish Ghatikar, and Richard C. Diamond Call Number LBNL-4283E Keywords commercial buildings, dashboards, energy, feedback, monitoring Abstract Federal agencies are taking many steps to improve the sustainability of their operations, including improving the energy efficiency of their buildings, promoting recycling and reuse of materials, encouraging carpooling and alternative transit schemes, and installing low flow water fixture units are just a few of the common examples. However, an often overlooked means of energy savings is to provide feedback to building users about their energy use through information dashboards connected to a building's energy information system.An Energy Information System (EIS), broadly defined, is a package of performance monitoring software, data acquisition hardware, and communication systems that is used to collect, store, analyze, and display energy information. At a minimum, the EIS provides the whole-building energy-use information (Granderson 2009a). We define a "dashboard" as a display and visualization tool that utilizes the EIS data and technology to provide critical information to users. This information can lead to actions resulting in energy savings, comfort improvements, efficient operations, and more. The tools to report analyzed information have existed in the information technology as business intelligence (Few 2006). The dashboard is distinguished from the EIS as a whole, which includes additional hardware and software components to collect and storage data, and analysis for resources and energy management (Granderson 2009b). EIS can be used for a variety of uses, including benchmarking, base-lining, anomaly detection, off-hours energy use evaluation, load shape optimization, energy rate analysis, retrofit and retro-commissioning savings (Granderson 2009a). The use of these EIS features depends on the specific users. For example, federal and other building managers may use anomaly detection to identify energy waste in a specific building, or to benchmark energy use in similar buildings to identify energy saving potential and reduce operational cost. There are several vendors of EIS technology that provide information on energy and other environmental variables in buildings.

116

Vehicle/guideway interaction and ride comfort in maglev systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The importance of vehicle/guideway dynamics in maglev systems is discussed. The particular interest associated with modeling vehicle guide-way interactions and explaining response characteristics of maglev systems for a multicar, multiload vehicle traversing on a single- or double-span flexible guideway are considered, with an emphasis on vehicle/guideway coupling effects, comparison of concentrated and distributed loads, and ride comfort. Coupled effects of vehicle/guideway interactions over a wide range of vehicle speeds with various vehicle and guideway parameters are investigated, and appropriate critical vehicle speeds or crossing frequencies are identified.

Cai, Y.; Chen, S.S.; Rote, D.M.; Coffey, H.T.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Banks as Secret Keepers ?  

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Banks are optimally opaque institutions. They produce debt for use as a transaction medium (bank money), which requires that information about the backing assets not be revealed, so that bank money does not fluctuate in value, reducing its efficiency in trade. This need for opacity conflicts with the production of information about investment projects, necessary for allocative efficiency. How can information be produced and not revealed? Financial intermediaries exist to hide such information; they are created and structured to keep secrets. For the economy as a whole, this can be accomplished by a separation in how firms finance themselves; they divide into bank finance and capital market/stock market finance based on how well they can be used to maintain information away from liquidity markets. Firms with large projects, risky projects or projects easy to evaluate are less likely to be financed by banks. We thank Michael Woodford and seminar participants at Columbia, MIT, Rutgers, Universite de Montreal, Wharton and the SED Meetings at Cyprus for useful comments. The usual waiver of liability applies.

Tri Vi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Human comfort and auxiliary control considerations in passive solar structures  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Energy consumption and human comfort implications of various passive solar and energy conservation strategies are investigated for single-family, one-story, slab-on-grade residences in Albuquerque, NM and Washington, DC. The building energy analysis computer program BLAST is used to perform annual dynamic heating and cooling load calculations for a building in which the glazing area, glazing location, and thermal mass are varied systematically. The impacts on building performance of forced-flow ventilative cooling and nighttime and weekday thermostat setpoint adjustments are investigated. The results indicate that the annual heating and cooling loads are highly sensitive to glazing area, glazing location, and thermostatic controls. Annual cooling loads are substantially reduced by increased thermal mass in the walls. In contrast, annual heating loads are fairly insensitive to increased thermal mass in the walls, unless very large areas of south glazing are involved. BLAST calculates the air temperatures (T/sub a/) and mean radiant temperatures (T/sub mr/) in each zone for every hour of the year; a weighted average of T/sub a/ and T/sub mr/ is used to evaluate comfort conditions under various circumstances.

Place, W.; Kammerud, R.; Andersson, B.; Curtis, B.; Carroll, W.; Christensen, C.; Hannifan, M.

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Indoor air movement acceptability and thermal comfort in hot-humid climates  

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Windsor Conference - Air Conditioning and the Low CarbonA. , Thomas, PC (2010). Air conditioning, comfort and energyAmerica's Romance with Air- Conditioning. Washington, D.C.

Candido, Christhina Maria

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Observations of upper-extremity skin temperature and corresponding overall-body thermal sensations and comfort  

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body heating and cooling, Journal of Thermal Biology 2004;after local cooling was supplied, overall thermal comfortstate, thermal sensation, and comfort in the cooling region.

Wang, Danni; Zhang, H. Ph.D; Arens, Edward A; Huizenga, C

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

PureComfort 240 Combined Cooling,Heating,and Power Unit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is the second interim case study of a PureComfort 240 combined cooling, heating and power project at the University of Toronto, Mississauga.

2006-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

122

Reasons for bank mergers in Europe since 1985  

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This thesis deals with mergers and acquisitions that were undertaken by the largest European banks between 1985 and 1992. On the basis of an empirical survey among executives from 61 banks and a survey of financial news sources, the study finds that the number of merger events increased significantly in 1988 and peaked in 1989. The same sources indicate that on the macro level the Second Banking Directive of 1988, which prescribed the integration of Europe's financial markets by the end of 1992, was the main reason for the merger trend. On the level of the individual firm, the thesis finds that significantly often, European banks in the past merged because of the following five reasons: (1) to achieve economies of scale, (2) to diversify into new geographic markets, (3) to achieve a sufficient size, (4) to reduce overlaps, or (5) to implement a change of strategy. A survey of the academic literature in the third part of this thesis tries to evaluate some of those motivations. Regarding economies of scale and efficient bank size, there seems to be no consensus among academics. While existence of economies of scale for large banks was mostlythe negated in earlier studies, several recent articles suggest a reevaluation of that opinion. The thesis concludes with an analysis of some factors that are commonly believed to be success factors in bank mergers. Several sources suggest that management skills are a crucial factor which can make the difference between the success or failure of a merger.

Lausberg, Carsten

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Field Studies of Subjective Effects on Thermal Comfort in a University Classroom  

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Two field studies were conducted in a university classroom in the autumn of 2004 in Harbin. The objective of these studies was to assess the thermal conditions and the subjective effects on occupant thermal comfort. A field study was carried out when the undergraduate students were not taught the theory of thermal comfort. A second study was conducted after the undergraduate students knew something about thermal comfort. The thermal comfort variables were measured when the students were filling in the subjective questionnaires on thermal sensation and thermal comfort. A total of 167 sets of questionnaire responses were obtained. The indoor thermal environmental data for the two days are almost the same; however the thermal acceptability is different. The acceptability of the first study is 96.0%, which is higher than the acceptability of 91.5% according to the PPD. In contrast, the acceptability of the second study is 57.4%, which is very low compared with the acceptability of 95.0% according to the PPD. The students' thermal acceptability of the thermal environment before learning the theory of thermal comfort is higher than after learning about thermal comfort. These results confirm the existence of subjective effects on thermal comfort.

Wang, J.; Wang, Z.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Radiant barriers in houses: Energy, comfort, and moisture considerations in a northern climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this study was to determine the conditions under which radiant barrier utilization in attics is appropriate technology in building construction for a northern climate in Utah. A sample of 12 appropriate houses with radiant barriers were selected using predetermined criteria. Another 12 houses without radiant barriers were selected as a control sample and paired with the first 12 houses using predetermined criteria. The research involved three different types of data and analyses. First, a questionnaire survey was completed by the occupants of the 12 sample houses, with radiant barriers. The survey included such factors as: (1) comfort, (2) energy, and (3) potential increased moisture content as perceived by the occupants. Second, a t-test was used to calculate the statistical comparison of utility usage between the 12 sample houses with radiant barriers and the 12 control houses without radiant barriers. Third, the moisture content of the wood framing above and below the radiant barriers was measured over a three month period during the winter months. Data analysis indicated: (1) occupants did perceive that more comfort resulted from the installation of radiant barriers, (2) occupants did not observe additional moisture artifacts after the installation of radiant barriers, (3) occupants did perceive cost savings from utility benefits resulting from the use of radiant barriers, especially in cooling the houses in summer, (4) there was no significant difference between utility usage of houses with radiant barriers and houses without radiant barriers, (5) the moisture content in the ceiling joists of all 24 houses, except one, had a moisture content measurement less than eight percent, and (6) houses with radiant barriers have higher humidity levels within the living space than houses without radiant barrier installation.

Mendenhall, R.L.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

World Bank Group  

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purpose of this Good Practice Note is to increase the awareness of the health risks related to occupational asbestos exposure, provide a list of resources on international good practices available to minimize these risks, and present an overview of some of the available product alternatives on the market. The need to address asbestos-containing materials (ACM) as a hazard is no longer under debate but a widely accepted fact. Practices regarding asbestos that are normally considered acceptable by the World Bank Group (WBG) in projects supported through its lending or other instruments are addressed in the WBGs General Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Guidelines. 1 This Good Practice Note provide background and context for the guidance in the WBG EHS Guidelines. Good practice is to minimize the health risks associated with ACM by avoiding their use in new construction and renovation, and, if installed asbestos-containing materials are encountered, by using internationally recognized standards and best practices (such as those presented in Appendix 3) to mitigate their impact. In all cases, the Bank expects borrowers and other clients of World Bank funding to use alternative materials wherever feasible.

unknown authors

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Los Alamos National Bank Profile  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... magazine named LANB one of the 26 Banks We Love, for its service to small businesses; and in 1995, Money magazine named LANB the best ...

2011-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

127

A possible connection between thermal comfort and health  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is a well-established fact that cardiovascular health requires periodic exercise during which the human body often experiences significant physical discomfort. It is not obvious to the exerciser that the short-term pain and discomfort has a long-term positive health impact. Many cultures have well-established practices that involve exposing the body to periodic thermal discomfort. Scandinavian saunas and American Indian sweat lodges are two examples. Both are believed to promote health and well-being. Vacations often intentionally include significant thermal discomfort as part of the experience (e.g., sunbathing, and downhill skiing). So people often intentionally make themselves thermally uncomfortable yet the entire foundation of providing the thermal environment in our buildings is done to minimize the percentage of people thermally dissatisfied. We must provide an environment that does not negatively impact short-term health and we need to consider productivity but are our current thermal comfort standards too narrowly defined and do these standards actually contribute to longer-term negative health impacts? This paper examines the possibility that the human body thermoregulatory system has a corollary relationship to the cardiovascular system. It explores the possibility that we have an inherent need to exercise our thermoregulatory system. Potential, physiological, sociological and energy ramifications of these possibilities are discussed.

Stoops, John L.

2004-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

128

Safety Evaluation of Roadway Lighting Illuminance Levels and its Relationship with Nighttime Crash Injury Severity for West Central Florida Region.  

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??The main role of roadway lighting is to produce quick, accurate and comfortable visibility during nighttime conditions. It is commonly known that good lighting levels (more)

Gonzalez-Velez, Enrique

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Essays on Money, Banking and Payments.  

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??The history of money has always been intertwined with the history of banking. Nevertheless, very few papers have studied banking in a rigorous monetary environment. (more)

Sun, Hongfei

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Reforms could boost conservation banking by landowners  

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rights of way Total http://californiaagriculture.ucanr.edu AprilJune 2013 93 conservation banking: (1) the enactment of state conservation banking standards

Bunn, David; Lubell, Mark; Johnson, Christine K

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Using Dashboards to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings  

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Federal agencies are taking many steps to improve the sustainability of their operations, including improving the energy efficiency of their buildings, promoting recycling and reuse of materials, encouraging carpooling and alternative transit schemes, and installing low flow water fixture units are just a few of the common examples. However, an often overlooked means of energy savings is to provide feedback to building users about their energy use through information dashboards connected to a building?s energy information system. An Energy Information System (EIS), broadly defined, is a package of performance monitoring software, data acquisition hardware, and communication systems that is used to collect, store, analyze, and display energy information. At a minimum, the EIS provides the whole-building energy-use information (Granderson 2009a). We define a ?dashboard? as a display and visualization tool that utilizes the EIS data and technology to provide critical information to users. This information can lead to actions resulting in energy savings, comfort improvements, efficient operations, and more. The tools to report analyzed information have existed in the information technology as business intelligence (Few 2006). The dashboard is distinguished from the EIS as a whole, which includes additional hardware and software components to collect and storage data, and analysis for resources and energy management (Granderson 2009b). EIS can be used for a variety of uses, including benchmarking, base-lining, anomaly detection, off-hours energy use evaluation, load shape optimization, energy rate analysis, retrofit and retro-commissioning savings (Granderson 2009a). The use of these EIS features depends on the specific users. For example, federal and other building managers may use anomaly detection to identify energy waste in a specific building, or to benchmark energy use in similar buildings to identify energy saving potential and reduce operational cost. There are several vendors of EIS technology that provide information on energy and other environmental variables in buildings.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Marini, Kyle; Ghatikar, Girish; Diamond, Richard

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Minority Banks | Department of Energy  

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Minority Banks Minority Banks Minority Banks Our Bank Deposit Financial Assistance Program was developed for the purpose of strengthening and expanding the Nation's minority and women-owned small business enterprises. In order to classify as "minority" the institution's majority ownership must include African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, and women. The minority institution must certify minority ownership with the Department of the Treasury and appear on Treasury's Roster of Financial Institutions Participating in the Federal Government's Minority Bank Deposit Program. In keeping with the intent of the Program, we purchase certificates of deposit from those minority financial institutions which desire to participate in the Program. The institutions in turn use the principal

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TEE-0065 - In the Matter of National Comfort Products | Department of  

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

TEE-0065 - In the Matter of National Comfort Products TEE-0065 - In the Matter of National Comfort Products TEE-0065 - In the Matter of National Comfort Products This Decision and Order considers an Application for Exception filed by National Comfort Products (NCP). In its Application, NCP seeks exception relief from the provisions of 10 C.F.R. Part 430, Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps. 1 In its Application, NCP asserts that the firm would suffer serious hardship, inequity, or unfair distribution of burdens if required to comply with the mandatory energy efficiency standard that applies to space constrained heat pumps manufactured after January 23, 2010. 2 10 C.F.R. § 430.32(c)(2). If NCP's Application for Exception was granted, the firm would receive exception relief from the energy efficiency standard for one

134

How Do You Stay Cool and Comfortable in Hot Weather? | Department of Energy  

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Cool and Comfortable in Hot Weather? Cool and Comfortable in Hot Weather? How Do You Stay Cool and Comfortable in Hot Weather? May 28, 2009 - 5:25pm Addthis As you may have read on the blog over the past few weeks, the Stay Cool, Save Money site offers no-cost and low-cost tips for saving energy during the warm summer months, as well as ideas for long-term investments to help you save year round. Whether you rely on an air conditioner, strategically opened windows (and closed shades), fans, regular dips in the pool, or some other strategy entirely, tell us: How do you stay cool and comfortable in hot weather? Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a topic related to energy efficiency or renewable energy for consumers. Please comment with your answers, and also feel free to respond to other comments.

135

Field Analysis of Thermal Comfort in Two Energy Efficient Office Buildings in Malaysia  

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In recent years, there has been a growing interest to include passive concepts in buildings as a design strategy for achieving energy efficiency and optimum indoor thermal comfort in workspace as well. The paper attempts to evaluate the effectiveness of tropical passive solar control components in integrating thermal comfort with energy efficiency in office building. Field measurements are carried out in selected workspace of two office buildings that have been practiced the passive solar control. Solar radiation, air temperature, globe temperature, relative humidity and air velocity were measured for seven days including the non-working days, both indoors and outdoors for each building along with direct occupant's survey to compare the measurement and the votes of occupants under the same environment. The result shows that the thermal comfort parameters lie within the recommended comfort zone of Malaysian Standards with exception of an air movement in the workspace of both buildings. The result suggested workers' preferable condition.

Qahtan, A. T.; Keumala, N.; Rao, S. P.; Samad, Z. A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

A Historical Look at the Invention of Air-conditioned Comfort...  

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- 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar HostPoint of Contact: Satkartar K. Kinney Comfort air conditioning is largely an American development which grew out of the need for the...

137

Improving the Fanger model's thermal comfort predictions for naturally ventilated spaces  

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The Fanger model is the official thermal comfort model in U.S. and international standards and is based on the heat balance of the human body with the environment. This investigation focuses on re-specifying the parameters ...

Truong, Phan Hue

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Commercial Building Energy Management Systems Handbook: Opportunities for Reducing Costs and Improving Comfort  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document is written for the commercial building owner, manager, or developer without a technical background but wanting to understand and evaluate recommendations for energy savings or comfort made by energy consultants and/or building engineers. It provides an overview of commercial building heating, ventilating, air-conditioning (HVAC), and lighting systems, and of the energy management systems (EMSs) that control comfort and provide energy savings. Opportunities for energy savings and/or increase...

1993-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

139

Credit derivatives, the liquidity of bank assets and banking stability  

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is assumed to be a monopolist in the secondary market, it cannot extract fully the price p because of asset illiquidity. This is interpreted as being the result of the banks private information about its loans, which gives rise to a lemon problem (as in Du... of the risky asset, it receives in return (1 )pV where p = + " (there is no risk premium since uncertainty is resolved at t = 2). The decision of depositors whether to run on the bank depends on their expectation of the behavior of other depositors, giving...

Wagner, Wolf

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Energy and visual comfort performance of electrochromic windowswith overhangs  

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DOE-2 building energy simulations were conducted to determine if there were practical architectural and control strategy solutions that would enable electrochromic (EC) windows to significantly improve visual comfort without eroding energy-efficiency benefits. EC windows were combined with overhangs since opaque overhangs provide protection from direct sun which EC windows are unable to do alone. The window wall was divided into an upper and lower aperture so that various combinations of overhang position and control strategies could be considered. The overhang was positioned either at the top of the upper window aperture or between the upper and lower apertures. Overhang depth was varied. EC control strategies were fully bleached at all times, modulated based on incident vertical solar radiation limits, or modulated to meet the design work plane illuminance with daylight. The EC performance was compared to a state-of-the-art spectrally selective low-e window with the same divided window wall, window size, and overhang as the EC configuration. The reference window was also combined with an interior shade which was manually deployed to control glare and direct sun. Both systems had the same daylighting control system to dim the electric lighting. Results were given for south-facing private offices in a typical commercial building. In hot and cold climates such as Houston and Chicago, EC windows with overhangs can significantly reduce the average annual daylight glare index (DGI) and deliver significant annual energy use savings if the window area is large. Total primary annual energy use was increased by 2-5% for moderate-area windows in either climate but decreased by 10% in Chicago and 5% in Houston for large-area windows. Peak electric demand can be reduced by 7-8% for moderate-area windows and by 14-16% for large-area windows in either climate. Energy and peak demand reductions can be significantly greater if the reference case does not have exterior shading or state-of-the-art glass.

Lee, E.S.; Tavil, A.

2005-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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141

How the Number and Placement of Sensors Controlling Room Air Distribution Systems Affect Energy Use and Comfort  

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This study assesses the impact of sensor number and placement on the energy needed to condition a typical office using several likely variants of an underfloor air distribution system (UFAD). The study uses an empirical-based room stratification model developed from full-scale tests of UFAD systems. Annual energy consumption is calculated for an interior zone using outside air temperature bin data. The comfort criteria are taken from ASHRAE standard 55-92. The simulations indicate that there are benefits derived from using more than one temperature sensor to control conditions in the occupied zone of a room. Among these are: 1. By adjusting both supply air temperature and volume to maintain the maximum allowable thermal gradient in the occupied (lower) part of the room, an optimal supply air condition can reduce energy use (relative to the best arrangement of a single sensor) while maintaining comfort; 2. Discomfort caused by stratification can be detected by having one of the sensors located at foot level; 3. For the simulated UFAD interior zone of a typical office building in Sacramento, an overall energy saving of 8%/24% (VAV/CAV respectively) can be achieved when two sensors as opposed to one are used to control room conditions.

Wang, D.; Arens, E.; Webster, T.; Shi, M.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

The impact of glazing selection on residential duct design and comfort  

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The vast majority of residential HVAC contractors design and install duct systems using rules of thumb and design guidelines based on obsolete assumptions about house thermal characteristics. Perhaps the most widely accepted rule of thumb is that conditioned air should be delivered at the building perimeter to control the load and achieve acceptable comfort at the windows. The basis for this rule dates back to testing performed in uninsulated houses and laboratory facilities with single-glazed windows. Through computer modeling, field testing, and laboratory testing, initial guidelines have been developed to allow the builder or HVAC contractor to forsake perimeter duct distribution when certain levels of energy efficiency are met, which typically involves better performing windows than are typically selected. The concept of minimized duct design (MDD) affords the opportunity to mitigate many of the problems associated with ductwork, including energy waste, poor indoor air quality, and compromised combustion appliance safety, while encouraging the use of higher performance glazing. Analysis shows that in many cases the cost savings in the ductwork will offset the added cost of the window upgrade.

Hawthorne, W.A.; Reilly, S.

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Optimum utilization of site energy sources for all-season thermal comfort in new residential construction for single-family attached (rowhouse/townhouse) designs  

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A proposed design analysis is presented of a passive solar energy efficient system for a typical three-level, three bedroom, two story, garage-under townhouse. The design incorporates the best, most performance-proven and cost effective products, materials, processes, technologies, and sub-systems which are available today. Seven distinct categories recognized for analysis are identified as: the exterior environment; the interior environment; conservation of energy; natural energy utilization; auxiliary energy utilization; control and distribution systems; and occupant adaptation. Preliminary design features, fenestration sysems, the plenum-supply system, the thermal-storage party-fire walls, direct gain storage, the radiant comfort system, and direct passive cooling systems are briefly described. Features of the design under analysis and on which conclusions have not yet been formulated are: the energy reclamation system, auxiliary energy back-up systems, the distribution system and operating modes, the control systems, and non-comfort energy systems and inputs. (MCW)

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1981-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

144

Does Targeted Education of Emergency Physicians Improve Their Comfort Level in Treating Psychiatric Patients?  

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no . 6 : December 2012 Western Journal of Emergency Medicinethe Veterans Affairs Emergency Physicians website. AvailablePsychiatric Association. Emergency departments healthcare

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis,  

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Unionism in the United States is contagious; it spills out of coal mines and steel mills into other establishments in the neighborhood, like hospitals and supermarkets. The geographic spillover of unionism is documented here using a newly constructed establishment level data on unionism that is rich in geographic detail. A strong connection is found between unionism of health care establishments today and proximity to unionized coal mines and steel mills from the 1950s. ?The research presented here was funded by NSF grant SES 0136842. I thank Junichi Suzuki for excellent research assistance for this project. I thank Bruce Fallick and Henry Farber for sharing NLRB election data with me. I have benefited from the comments of a number of seminar participants and from the comments of Enrico Moretti and Morris Kleiner as discussants. The views expressed herein are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis or the Federal Reserve System. Unionization rates vary substantially across states in the United States. In South Carolina, only 5 percent of workers are covered by union contracts while in West Virginia, 16 percent are covered and in Pennsylvania, 18 percent. One factor underlying these differences is industry composition. The heavily unionized mining and steel industries are nonexistent in South Carolina but are major parts of the economies of West Virginia and Pennsylvania. But

unknown authors

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

World Bank | Open Energy Information  

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Bank Bank Jump to: navigation, search Logo: World Bank Name World Bank Address 1818 H Street, NW Place Washington, District of Columbia Zip 20433 Number of employees 10,000+"+" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property. Year founded 1944 Phone number (202) 473-1000 Coordinates 38.899458°, -77.042447° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":38.899458,"lon":-77.042447,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

147

Blood Banking in Living Droplets  

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Blood banking has a broad public health impact influencing millions of lives daily. It could potentially benefit from emerging biopreservation technologies. However, although vitrification has shown advantages over traditional ...

Samot, Josh

148

Corporate governance and banking regulation  

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institutions. As deregulation and liberalisation has led to the emergence of global financial markets, banks expanded their international operations and moved into multiple lines of financial business. They developed complex risk management strategies...

Alexander, Kern

149

Experimental Evaluation of a Downsized Residential Air Distribution System: Comfort and Ventilation Effectiveness  

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Good air mixing not only improves thermal comfort Human thermal comfort is the state of mind that expresses satisfaction with the surrounding environment, according to ASHRAE Standard 55. Achieving thermal comfort for most occupants of buildings or other enclosures is a goal of HVAC design engineers. but also enhances ventilation effectiveness by inducing uniform supply-air diffusion. In general, the performance of an air distribution system in terms of comfort and ventilation effectiveness is influenced by the supply air temperature, velocity, and flow rate, all of which are in part dictated by the HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning) In the home or small office with a handful of computers, HVAC is more for human comfort than the machines. In large datacenters, a humidity-free room with a steady, cool temperature is essential for the trouble-free system as well as the thermal load attributes. Any potential deficiencies associated with these design variables can be further exacerbated by an improper proximity of the supply and return outlets with respect to the thermal and geometrical characteristics of the indoor space. For high-performance houses, the factors influencing air distribution performance take on an even greater significance because of a reduced supply-air design flow rate resulting from downsized HVAC systems.

Jalalzadeh-Azar, A. A.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Gabon-World Bank Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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Gabon-World Bank Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Gabon-World Bank Climate Activities AgencyCompany Organization World Bank Sector Land Focus Area Forestry...

151

Building Green in Greensburg: Centera Bank | Department of Energy  

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Centera Bank Building Green in Greensburg: Centera Bank This poster highlights energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable features of the high-performing Centera Bank...

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Pages that link to "Banks, Idaho" | Open Energy Information  

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History Share this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon Pages that link to "Banks, Idaho" Banks, Idaho Jump to: navigation, search What links here Page: Banks, Idaho...

153

Bank Security Prices and Market Discipline  

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In recent years, policymakers and bank regulators have been warming up to the idea of leveraging market forces to enhance banking supervision.This is partly motivated by the growing complexity of large banking organizations and by concerns about limiting the cost of bank supervision as well as avoiding unduly extending the bank safety net (see Kwan 2002). In order for market discipline to work, the market prices of banking securities must contain accurate and timely information about bank risk. Researchers in banking have been studying this issue for quite some time.This Economic Letter reviews the empirical evidence on the informativeness of bank security prices, focusing on the two most obvious sources of market informationstock and

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2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Influence Of Three Dynamic Predictive Clothing Insulation Models On Building Energy Use, HVAC Sizing And Thermal Comfort  

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Weather, Clothing and Thermal Adaptation to Indoor Climate,of Determining Acceptable Thermal Conditions, Building andan Adaptive Model of Thermal Comfort and Preference, Final

Schiavon, Stefano; Lee, Kwang Ho

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Optimal Indoor Air Temperature Considering Energy Savings and Thermal Comfort in the Shanghai Area  

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Indoor air temperature is the most important control parameter in air conditioning systems. It not only impacts the thermal comfort of occupants, but also also greatly affects the energy consumption in air conditioning systems. The lower the indoor air temperature is in summer or the higher the indoor temperature is in winter, the more energy the air conditioning system will consume. For the sake of energy conservation, the indoor air should be set as high as possible in summer and as low as possible in winter. Meanwhile, indoor thermal comfort should be considered. This paper will establish the optimal indoor air temperature for an air-conditioning system aiming at both energy savings and thermal comfort in the Shanghai area, based on the PMV equation and extensive field investigation.

Yao, Y.; Lian, Z.; Hou, Z.; Liu, W.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Literature Review of Airflow Fluid Characteristics and their Impact on Human Thermal Comfort  

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Airflow dynamics significantly impact indoor thermal environment and human thermal comfort. Studies on the effects of airflow fluctuations on thermal comfort mainly focus on the effects of turbulence intensity and fluctuation frequency. The fluctuant characteristics of natural wind and mechanical wind are obviously different. However, the fluctuant characteristics of mechanical wind can shift to those of natural wind in some conditions. With the development of turbulence statistical theory, chaos and fractal theory, researchers began to use these theories to describe the structural characteristics of the fluctuating airflow in different environments or by different generating sources. The results of studies on airflow fluctuation and thermal environment are reviewed in this paper from two aspects: 1) the effect of the airflow fluctuations on thermal comfort, and 2) the physical structure of airflow fluctuations. This paper first reviews these achievements, and then summarizes studies conducted at Tsinghua University.

Zhao, R.; Zhang, Y.; Yu, N.; Di, H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

EA-342 Royal Bank of Canada | Department of Energy  

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2 Royal Bank of Canada EA-342 Royal Bank of Canada Order authorizing Royal Bank of Canada to export electric energy to Canada EA-342 Royal Bank of Canada More Documents &...

158

Indonesia-Bank Danamon DCA Guarantee | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Bank Danamon DCA Guarantee Bank Danamon DCA Guarantee Jump to: navigation, search Name Indonesia-Bank Danamon DCA Guarantee Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Agency for International Development Sector Energy Topics Finance, Background analysis Website http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/ Country Indonesia UN Region South-Eastern Asia References EGAT DCA Indonesia[1] Background "The Indonesia DCA loan guarantee evaluation is the third in a series of about 20 evaluations of Development Credit Authority (DCA) guarantees, which are being conducted over a four-year period. The unit of analysis for the individual evaluations is the lender. The evaluations address the guarantees' performance with respect to lending at three levels - output, outcome, and impact-which are outlined in Figure 1 below. Each

159

Bank Regulation and Mortgage Market Reform  

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Americas Housing Finance Market: A Report To Congress,Subordinated Debt: A Capital Markets Approach to BankBank Regulation and Mortgage Market Reform Dwight M. Jaffee

Jaffee, Dwight M.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Banking channel management : global trends and strategies  

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Banking channel management has become a crucial component in the drive for improved efficiency. Since the channel is the interlocutor between customers and products, banks are leveraging their knowledge of channels to ...

Catalan, Renato Teixeira

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Three essays in governance and banking  

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This dissertation consists of three separate essays. In the first essay, privatization is found to improve bank performance by both better monitoring of existing firms, and improved selection of new bank clients. Data on ...

Mian, Atif Rehman, 1975-

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Evaluating electronic banking systems in developing nations through Analytic Hierarchy Process model: a case study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Since the beginning of the late 1970s an impressive number of innovative electronic banking systems have been developed and tested commercially. One of the most important issues with respect to these innovations is the choosing best electronic banking ... Keywords: AHP, ATM banking, Iran, analytical hierarchy process, bank remark factors, developing countries, e-banking, electronic banking, internet banking, m-banking SMS banking, mobile banking, online banking, phone banking, security factors, socioeconomic factors, technological factors, telephone banking

Ehsan Rasolinezhad

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Contact model, fit process and, foot animation for the virtual simulator of the footwear comfort  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the new advances carried out for Simucal. Simucal was introduced in [13] and it is a footwear virtual simulator designed to perform studies of comfort and functionality in CAD footwear design. In this paper, a new finite element ... Keywords: Contact model, Foot animation, Shoe upper, Virtual simulation

M. J. Ruprez; C. Monserrat; S. Alemany; M. C. Juan; M. Alcaz

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Energy consumption and comfort analysis for different low-energy cooling systems in a mild climate  

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. Additional energy savings could be achieved by installing cooling towers in order to obtain free cooling to the chilled water loop for much of the year. However, cooling towers are generally not used in the U1 Energy consumption and comfort analysis for different low- energy cooling systems in a mild

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

165

Comfort, Indoor Air Quality, and Energy Consumption in Low Energy Homes  

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This report documents the results of an in-depth evaluation of energy consumption and thermal comfort for two potential net zero-energy homes (NZEHs) in Massachusetts, as well as an indoor air quality (IAQ) evaluation performed in conjunction with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

Engelmann, P.; Roth, K.; Tiefenbeck, V.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Placing links in mobile banking application  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study compares two alternative ways to organize links as navigation elements in mobile banking applications. For the comparison, two alternative banking applications were tested. The applications that were tested had the same content but different ... Keywords: links, mobile application, mobile banking, navigation, organizing, placing, usability

Tuuli Hyvrinen; Anne Kaikkonen; Mika Hiltunen

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Wellness Program WELLNESS POINTS BANK  

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Wellness Program WELLNESS POINTS BANK Renew your commitment to health. Start again October 1, 2012 to your family and friends, too. Your health and well-being are also important to the University of Minnesota. As your employer, the University recognizes the value of investing in a comprehensive Wellness

Thomas, David D.

168

Transportation environment data bank index  

SciTech Connect

In an effort to determine the environment intensities to which shipping containers will be exposed, a ''Data Bank'' of environmental information has been established by Sandia Laboratories, Division 1285 for the ERDA Division of Environmental Control Technology. This document is an index which can be used to request data of interest. (auth)

Davidson, C.A.; Foley, J.T.

1976-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

SERI Information Data Bank Network  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The availability of accurate, timely information will be an important key in the continued spread of solar energy. The products and services available through the Solar Energy Information Data Bank, a national information network developed and operated by Solar Energy Research Institute with the participation of member organization, are described.

Ubico, R.E.

1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Measurement of energy performance in a small bank building  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the measured results from a field study of the performance of a low-cost controls retrofit in a small bank building in Knoxville, Tennessee. The retrofit consisted of an upgrade of heating and cooling system controls and new operating strategies. The study was undertaken to better understand how commercial energy use measurement studies should be performed and to demonstrate the effectiveness of a low-cost controls retrofit in a small commercial building. This report describes the details of the project, including building and building system characteristics, the HVAC control changes implemented, energy end use patterns, and the heating and cooling energy savings achieved. An improved control strategy involving thermostat setback/setup and on/off control was devised around a single replacement programmable thermostat. The strategy allowed thermostat setback/setup control of the primary HVAC system in the building and provided on/off (time-of-day) control for the two secondary systems. The energy efficiency improvements provided a 33% reduction in heating and a 21% reduction in cooling energy consumptions. Simple payback for the retrofit, including installation cost, was less than 1 year. In addition to reducing the energy needs of the building, the replacement electronic thermostat provided improved interior comfort. 10 refs., 12 figs., 6 tabs.

Sharp, T.R.; MacDonald, J.M.

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Investing in Minority Banks | Department of Energy  

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Investing in Minority Banks Investing in Minority Banks Investing in Minority Banks Our Bank Deposit Financial Assistance Program was developed for the purpose of strengthening and expanding the Nation's minority and women-owned small business enterprises. In order to classify as "minority" the institution's majority ownership must include African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, and women. The minority institution must certify minority ownership with the Department of the Treasury and appear on Treasury's Roster of Financial Institutions Participating in the Federal Government's Minority Bank Deposit Program. In keeping with the intent of the Program, we purchase certificates of deposit from those minority financial institutions which desire to

172

Sampling using a 'bank' of clues  

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This is because for a fraction (1 ? ?) of the time the bank sampler is doing standard MHA anyway. Even if no bank-based proposal is ever accepted, the 4 We discuss a realistic example of the cost of overhead of obtaining the bank samples in section 3.5. 5 Fig. 1... that the Bank Sampler was designed to cope with. 5 We note that the preceding statements assume, in line with most realistic sce- narios in particle physics, that the cost of evaluating the banked Q-factors in equation (3) is negligible in comparison...

Allanach, B C; Lester, Christopher G

173

Tracing the Impact of Bank Liquidity Shocks  

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While bank lending may fall in response to shocks to their liquidity, to what extent are such shocks transmitted to borrowing rms? Tracing such transmission mechanisms has proven di cult in the past due to a lack of micro data linking banks to borrowing rms and identication concerns. This paper uses dierential liquidity shocks arising from unanticipated nuclear tests in Pakistan in 1998, and a dataset linking over 18; 000 rms to all 145 banks to understand the full transmission mechanism. We isolate the causal impact of the bank lending channel by showing that for the same rm borrowing from two dierent banks, its loan from the bank experiencing a 1 % larger decline in liquidity drops by an additional 0.6%. The liquidity shock also leads to large declines in the probability of continued lending to old clients, and extending credit to new ones. However, we nd that rms dier in their ability to compensate the bank lending channel shock. Larger rms, while also facing a bank lending channel, are able to oset the adverse eect by borrowing more from more liquid banks. Smaller rms on the other hand are entiely unable to hedge out the bank lending channels. Consequently, a negative bank liquidity shock increases the

Asim Ijaz Khwaja; Atif Mian

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

World Bank Safeguard Policies | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Safeguard Policies World Bank Safeguard Policies Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: World Bank Safeguard Policies Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual, Training materials, Lessons learned/best practices Website: web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/PROJECTS/EXTPOLICIES/EXTSAFEPOL/0,,m References: World Bank Safeguard Policies [1] Overview "The World Bank's environmental and social safeguard policies are a cornerstone of its support to sustainable poverty reduction. The objective of these policies is to prevent and mitigate undue harm to people and their environment in the development process. These policies provide guidelines for bank and borrower staffs in the identification, preparation, and

175

A survey of e-banking performance in Thailand  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The internet is a rather new channel for Thai people to conduct banking activities. An existing model was used to evaluate the performance of internet banking in Thailand. This study reveals that a perception of insufficient security is the main factor ... Keywords: Thailand, banking secutiry, customer service, developing countries, e-banking, e-finance, ease of learning, ease of use, electronic banking, electronic finance, internet banking, online banking, perceived usefulness, performance evaluation, trustworthiness

Vatcharaporn Esichaikul; Paul Janecek

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Comfort Study in a Naturally Ventilated Residential Building in a Tropical Hot-Humid Climate Region  

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This paper presents a thermal comfort study in a naturally ventilated residential building located in a tropical hot-humid climate region. The specific objective of this study is to investigate whether thermal comfort in this house can be achieved through a passive system only. The methods used in this study included conducting hourly monitoring of the temperature and relative humidity; measuring the air velocities; and assessing occupants' thermal sensations through questionnaires and interview. The data from the questionnaires were matched to the monitored data to assess the acceptable range of comfortable condition. Then using an hourly simulation program, some components of the building were also "modified" to investigate whether the building can be made "more comfortable". This study shows that it is possible to provide a thermally comfortable space in this region without using mechanical air-conditioning systems. The occupants' acceptable range of comfortable condition is different than that of people in the northern latitudes. The occupants sensed "neutrality" when the operative temperature in the house was about 27 degree Celsius (80F). The occupants could also tolerate slightly warm conditions, that is up to 29 degree Celsius (84OF), and still never wanted to install any air-conditioning systems. The simulation showed that using light wall materials would result in cooler indoor temperature at night but warmer during the day. If all windows were opened (25% the total floor area) the house could be more comfortable at night but less comfortable during the day. Findings of this study are important for architects and engineers in designing comfortable living spaces in these regions.

Soebarto, V. I.; Handjarinto, S.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Bosnia and Herzegovina Local Level Institutions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Bosnia and Herzegovina Local Level Institutions and Social Capital Study Vol. 1 World Bank, ECSSD World Bank Work on Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 Study's Operational Definition of Social Capital 3 Specific Capital 17 B. Social Cleavages and Population Movements 18 Main Social Cleavages in Bosnia-Herzegovina 18

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On the Effectiveness of Global Private Regulation: The Implementation of the Equator Principles by Multinational Banks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

accordingly, Bank Information Center, ?Energy and http://ownership of some banks in mining companies, energy firms orthe Banks attempts to transform its energy portfolio, half

Meyerstein, Ariel

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Multi Agent System to Optimize Comfort and Energy Flows in the Built Environment  

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This paper discusses the control of building energy comfort management systems led by the economic movement within the energy market resulting in different prices. This new generation of building management systems focuses on the application of multi-agent systems for autonomous flexible operation of building services systems to obtain overall improvement energy efficiency and comfort. Multi-agent systems have proven to be successful in many applications to detach the timely interdependencies between systems and applications and come to a decentralize approach. In this study a multi-agent system (MAS) is developed to control and manage building services systems. A case study on an existing building system pointed out that energy consumption is reduced of a central air conditioning unit and local heating and cooling units with help of the proposed market driven multi-agent system, while maintaining comfort within the bands of user preferences. Furthermore it can be concluded that the system adapts to the dynamic changing situation and amount of momentary available resources.

Pennings, L. W.; Houten, M. A.; Boxem, G.; Zeiler, W.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

A Numerical Study of Stratified Tidal Rectification over Finite-Amplitude Banks. Part II: Georges Bank  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tidal rectification over an idealized two-dimensional cross section of Georges Bank, which is a large, shallow, elongated submarine bank in the Gulf of Maine, is studied using a primitive equation coastal ocean circulation model. In the ...

Changsheng Chen; Robert C. Beardsley; Richard Limeburner

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence Of Three Dynamic Predictive Clothing Insulation Models On Building Energy Use, HVAC Sizing And Thermal Comfort  

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ON BUILDING ENERGY USE, HVAC SIZING AND THERMAL COMFORT aThe results showed that when the HVAC is controlled based onequipment sizing. When the HVAC is controlled based on the

Schiavon, Stefano; Lee, Kwang Ho

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

EA-342-A Royal Bank of Canada | Department of Energy  

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

-A Royal Bank of Canada EA-342-A Royal Bank of Canada Order authorizing Royal Bank of Canada to export electric energy to Canada. EA-342-A RBC (CN).pdf More Documents &...

183

Building Green in Greensburg: The Peoples Bank | Department of...  

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The Peoples Bank Building Green in Greensburg: The Peoples Bank This poster highlights energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable features of the high-performing Peoples...

184

Making Development Climate Resilient: A World Bank Strategy for...  

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A World Bank Strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa AgencyCompany Organization: World Bank Sector: Energy, Land, Climate Focus Area: Economic Development Topics:...

185

Building Green in Greensburg: Greensburg State Bank | Department...  

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Greensburg State Bank Building Green in Greensburg: Greensburg State Bank This poster highlights energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable features of the...

186

Ukraine-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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Ukraine-World Bank Climate Projects AgencyCompany Organization World Bank Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency Topics Background analysis Country Ukraine Eastern Europe...

187

Changes related to "Banks, Idaho" | Open Energy Information  

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page Share this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon Changes related to "Banks, Idaho" Banks, Idaho Jump to: navigation, search This is a list of changes made recently...

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Consumer Adoption of Online Banking: Does Distance Matter?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Adoption of Online Banking: Does Distance Matter? Beethikaand Goolsbee, Austan (2002). "Does the Internet Make Marketsto the closest bank branch does not affect the likelihood of

Khan, Beethika S.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Internet Banking in Greece: Development, Evaluation and Perspectives.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Revolutionary developments in marketing, information and communications technology continue to transform the banking and financial industry. Distribution of banking services through the Internet is an (more)

Papandreou, Andreas-Nikolaos

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Georgia-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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Bank Climate Projects AgencyCompany Organization World Bank Focus Area Renewable Energy, Hydro Topics Background analysis Website http:web.worldbank.orgexter Country...

191

Can Rural Banks Reduce Poverty? Evidence from the Indian Social Banking Experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We exploit the introduction and removal of a nation-wide bank branch licensing rule which sought to increase and equalize bank branch presence across Indian states to estimate the effect of rural bank openings on poverty. Between 1977 and 1990, to qualify for a license to open a branch in a census location which already had one or more bank branches an Indian bank had to open four branches in locations with no bank branches. This policy caused banks to open relatively more rural branches in Indian states with lower initial financial development between 1977 and 1990. The reverse was true outside this period. We use these policy-induced trend reversals in the relationship between a states initial financial development and rural branch expansion as instruments for rural branch expansion and find that rural branch expansion in India significantly reduced rural poverty.

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2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Global Carbon Bank | Open Energy Information  

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form form View 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 with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » The Global Carbon Bank Jump to: navigation, search Name The Global Carbon Bank Place Houston, Texas Zip 77025 Sector Carbon, Services Product Houston-based provider of advisory and development services to utilities regarding carbon compliance and emissions offsets. References The Global Carbon Bank[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. The Global Carbon Bank is a company located in Houston, Texas . References ↑ "The Global Carbon Bank"

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UCEAO: Energy Knowledge Bank | Open Energy Information  

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UCEAO: Energy Knowledge Bank UCEAO: Energy Knowledge Bank Jump to: navigation, search Name UCEAO: Energy Knowledge Bank Place Ohio Website http://knowledgebank.uso.edu/ References University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio (UCEAO)[1] LinkedIn Connections This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. UCEAO: Energy Knowledge Bank is an organization based in Ohio. References ↑ "University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio (UCEAO)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=UCEAO:_Energy_Knowledge_Bank&oldid=368110" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Networking Organizations Organizations Stubs What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load)

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The World Bank - Transport | Open Energy Information  

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The World Bank - Transport The World Bank - Transport Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: The World Bank - Transport Agency/Company /Organization: The World Bank Focus Area: Governance - Planning - Decision-Making Structure Topics: Analysis Tools Resource Type: Website Website: go.worldbank.org/0SYYVJWB40 This website provides relevant information about transport, focusing on The World Bank Transport Strategy - Safe, Clean and Affordable - Transport for Development. The website includes international publications and toolkits classified by type of transport and/or region/country. How to Use This Tool This tool is most helpful when using these strategies: Avoid - Cut the need for travel Shift - Change to low-carbon modes Improve - Enhance infrastructure & policies

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NRC/RSR Data Bank Program  

SciTech Connect

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has established the NRC/Reactor Safety Research (RSR) Data Bank Program to provide a means of collecting, processing, and making available experimental data from the many domestic and foreign water reactor safety research programs. The NRC/RSR Data Bank Program collects qualified engineering data from experimental program data bases, stores the data in a single data bank in a common format, and makes the data available to users. The program is designed to be user oriented to minimize the effort required to obtain and manipulate data of interest. The data bank concept and structure embodied in the data bank processing system are applicable to any program where large quantities of scientific (numeric) data are generated and require compiling, storage, and accessing in order to be collected and made available to multiple users. 3 figures. (RWR)

Bankert, S.F.; Evans, C.D.; Hardy, H.A.; Litteer, G.L.; Schulz, G.L.; Smith, N.C.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SEED BANKS FOR MAGNETIC FLUX COMPRESSION GENERATORS  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In recent years the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been conducting experiments that require pulsed high currents to be delivered into inductive loads. The loads fall into two categories (1) pulsed high field magnets and (2) the input stage of Magnetic Flux Compression Generators (MFCG). Three capacitor banks of increasing energy storage and controls sophistication have been designed and constructed to drive these loads. One bank was developed for the magnet driving application (20kV {approx} 30kJ maximum stored energy.) Two banks where constructed as MFCG seed banks (12kV {approx} 43kJ and 26kV {approx} 450kJ). This paper will describe the design of each bank including switching, controls, circuit protection and safety.

Fulkerson, E S

2008-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

197

Export.gov - Welcome to CS World Bank  

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World Bank World Bank Print | E-mail Page World Bank World Bank Home Doing Business with the World Bank Services for U.S. Companies Trade Events Links About the World Bank New Projects from the World Bank Understanding the Project Cycle The PSLO Program Contact Us Our Worldwide Network About Us Press Room Other Multilateral Development Banks Other Worldwide Markets Welcome to CS World Bank! The World Bank lends and invests billions of dollars in developing countries every year. This constant stream of funds is used to buy goods, consulting services, and civil works projects that contribute to economic development in those countries. The system of doing business with the World Bank is similar to government procurement systems in many countries. Our Global Network at Work Learn how a small manufacturing company began exporting to Turkey

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The impact of thermostat performance on energy consumption and occupant comfort in residential electric heating systems  

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A digital computer simulation was used to compare the energy consumption and comfort of an electric baseboard heating system using high performance thermostats (low droop, fast cycling) to that of the same system using poorer performing thermostats (high droop, slow cycling, such as many line voltage types). Since a thermostat which allows the controlled temperature to fall below the setpoint will obviously cause less energy consumption than a thermostat which maintains the controlled temperature closer to the setpoint, the key hypothesis of this study was that the user will reset the thermostat setpoint in some fashion during the heating season to obtain acceptable conditions for all heating loads. The major assumption of this study, therefore, was the mode of this ''user-thermostat interaction''. For every case in which the simulated ''user'' could intervene, the energy consumption using high performance thermostats was found to be less, while a greater degree of comfort was maintained, than systems using poorer performing thermostats. Energy savings ranged from 2% to 18% depending upon the mode of user interaction simulated. Where energy savings were small, the ''user'' was resetting the poorly performing thermostat as often as twice a day; i.e., the ''user'' was performing the function of a better performing thermostat.

Benton, R.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitored Energy Performance of Electrochromic Windows Controlledfor Daylight and Visual Comfort  

SciTech Connect

A 20-month field study was conducted to measure the energy performance of south-facing large-area tungsten-oxide absorptive electrochromic (EC) windows with a broad switching range in a private office setting. The EC windows were controlled by a variety of means to bring in daylight while minimizing window glare. For some cases, a Venetian blind was coupled with the EC window to block direct sun. Some tests also involved dividing the EC window wall into zones where the upper EC zone was controlled to admit daylight while the lower zone was controlled to prevent glare yet permit view. If visual comfort requirements are addressed by EC control and Venetian blinds, a 2-zone EC window configuration provided average daily lighting energy savings of 10 {+-} 15% compared to the reference case with fully lowered Venetian blinds. Cooling load reductions were 0 {+-} 3%. If the reference case assumes no daylighting controls, lighting energy savings would be 44 {+-} 11%. Peak demand reductions due to window cooling load, given a critical demand-response mode, were 19-26% maximum on clear sunny days. Peak demand reductions in lighting energy use were 0% or 72-100% compared to a reference case with and without daylighting controls, respectively. Lighting energy use was found to be very sensitive to how glare and sun is controlled. Additional research should be conducted to fine-tune EC control for visual comfort based on solar conditions so as to increase lighting energy savings.

Lee, Eleanor S.; DiBartolomeo, Dennis L.; Klems, Joseph; Yazdanian, Mehry; Selkowitz, Stephen E.

2005-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Homeowner's Guide to Window Air Conditioner Installation for Efficiency and Comfort (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

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This fact sheet offers a step-by-step guide to proper installation of window air conditioning units, in order to improve efficiency and comfort for homeowners.

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2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and Exterior Shading Systems for Commercial Buildings using High Resolution Luminance Images  

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The objective of this study was to explore how calibrated high dynamic range (HDR) images (luminance maps) acquired in real world daylit environments can be used to characterize, evaluate, and compare visual comfort conditions of innovative facade shading and light-redirecting systems. Detailed (1536 x 1536 pixel) luminance maps were time-lapse acquired from two view positions in an unoccupied full scale testbed facility. These maps were analyzed using existing visual comfort metrics to quantify how innovative interior and exterior shading systems compare to conventional systems under real sun and sky conditions over a solstice-to-solstice test interval. The results provide a case study in the challenges and potential of methods of visualizing, evaluating and summarizing daily and seasonal variation of visual comfort conditions computed from large sets of image data.

Konis, Kyle; Lee, Eleanor; Clear, Robert

2011-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

202

Asian Development Bank | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Bank Bank Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Asian Development Bank Name Asian Development Bank Address 6 ADB Avenue, Place Mandaluyong City, Philippines Year founded 1966 Phone number + 632 632 4444 Website http://www.adb.org/default.asp Coordinates 14.5871066°, 121.0597685° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":14.5871066,"lon":121.0597685,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Asian Development Bank - Transport | Open Energy Information  

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Asian Development Bank - Transport Asian Development Bank - Transport Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Asian Development Bank - Transport Agency/Company /Organization: Asian Development Bank Focus Area: Governance - Planning - Decision-Making Structure Topics: Analysis Tools Resource Type: Website Website: www.adb.org/sectors/transport/main This website provides relevant information about transport, focusing on the Sustainable Transport Initiative-Operational Plan (STI-OP). The website includes publications, current approved projects in Asia and toolkits classified by type of transport and/or country. How to Use This Tool This tool is most helpful when using these strategies: Avoid - Cut the need for travel Shift - Change to low-carbon modes Improve - Enhance infrastructure & policies

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African Development Bank | Open Energy Information  

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Bank Bank Jump to: navigation, search Logo: African Development Bank Name African Development Bank Address Rue Joseph Anoma, 01 BP 1387 Abidjan 01 Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire Place Ivory Coast Year founded 1964 Website http://www.afdb.org/en/ Coordinates 5.336318°, -4.027751° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":5.336318,"lon":-4.027751,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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European Investment Bank | Open Energy Information  

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European Investment Bank European Investment Bank Jump to: navigation, search Logo: European Investment Bank Name European Investment Bank Address 98-100, boulevard Konrad Adenauer L-2950 Place Luxembourg Product Microfinance, Loans, Venture Capital Phone number (+352) 43 79 1 Website http://www.eib.org/index.htm Coordinates 49.6214766°, 6.139629° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":49.6214766,"lon":6.139629,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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RecycleBank | Open Energy Information  

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RecycleBank RecycleBank Jump to: navigation, search Logo: RecycleBank Name RecycleBank Address 95 Morton Street Place New York, New York Sector Efficiency Number of employees 51-200 Website http://www.recyclebank.com/ Coordinates 40.731373°, -74.008584° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.731373,"lon":-74.008584,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Bank of Italy | Open Energy Information  

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Bank of Italy Bank of Italy Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Bank of Italy Name Bank of Italy Address Via nazionale 91 Place Rome, Italy Zip 00149 Number of employees 5001-10,000 Year founded 1900 Coordinates 41.8975332°, 12.488383° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":41.8975332,"lon":12.488383,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Information dissemination in modern banking applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Requirements for information systems, especially in the banking and finance industry, have drastically changed in the past few years to cope with phenomena like globalization and the growing impact of financial markets. Nowadays flexibility and profitability ...

Peter Peinl; Uta Strl

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Handwritten Bank Check Recognition of Courtesy Amounts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In spite of rapid evolution of electronic techniques, a number of large-scale applications continue to rely on the use of paper as the dominant medium. This is especially true for processing of bank ...

Palacios, Rafael

2004-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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The Potential for Wind Induced Ventilation to Meet Occupant Comfort Conditions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper describes a simple graphic tool that enables a building designer to evaluate the potential for wind induced ventilation cooling in several climate zones. Long term weather data were analyzed to determine the conditions for which available wind speed can be used to meet occupant comfort conditions. By calculating the change in enthalpy produced by a typical residential air conditioner during those hours when an occupant is uncomfortable, we were able to estimate the impact of natural ventilation on building cooling load. The graphic presentation of the results allows a designer to determine the potential energy savings of increasing the ventilation air flow rate as well as the orientation of building openings that will maximize ventilation cooling of the building occupants.

Byrne, S. J.; Huang, Y. J.; Ritschard, R. L.; Foley, D. M.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Short-Term Monitoring to Diagnose Comfort Problems in a Residence in Central Texas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents results from a project to resolve comfort problems created by high indoor humidity in a 3,400 sq.ft. house in Bryan, Texas. The case study house had been certified by the local utility to meet their energy efficiency standards. However, the resident of the house complained that the house felt too humid although the desired temperature conditions were being maintained. Several HVAC contractors had been previously hired to resolve the problem without success. The field measurements undertaken to diagnose the problem are typical of those that could be undertaken by a house inspector and include an inspection of the construction of the house, short-term monitoring of temperature and humidity, blower door tests and whole-house pressurization tests. To perform the analysis both floors of the house were instrumented with portable data loggers and monitored for a period of two weeks to measure the temperature and relative humidity of the supply, return and ambient conditions. Analysis procedures applied to the house include comparing the measured data against the ASHRAE comfort zone (ASHRAE, 1997) which confirmed adequate zone temperatures with high humidity conditions, and inadequate supply air delivery temperatures for humidity removal. Combined results of the blower door tests and whole-house pressurization tests indicated a potential for leakage through the return air duct. After the recommendations were presented to the homeowner, a new contractor was hired and retrofits applied on the house (i.e., cleaning the cooling coils, enlarging the compressor and relining of the return duct). Measurements were then repeated to determine that the problem had been f ~ e d . This paper describes the case study residence, the measurements used to diagnose the problem, analysis methods, and presents results of the application of the analysis.

Kootin-Sanwu, V.; Sresthaputra, A.; Haberl, J. S.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of battery technologies, driving patterns, and climate comfort control on the performance of electric vehicles  

SciTech Connect

A computer software package, EAGLES, has been developed at Argonne National Laboratory to analyze electric vehicle (EV) performance. In this paper, we present EAGLES predictions of EV driving range, acceleration rate, and energy consumption under various driving patterns, with different battery technologies, and with assumptions concerning use of air conditioners and/or heaters for climate comfort control. The specifications of a baseline, four-passenger EV for given design performance requirements are established, assuming urban driving conditions represented by the Los Angeles 92 (LA-92) driving cycle and using battery characteristics similar to those of the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) midterm battery performance goals. To examine the impacts of driving patterns, energy consumption is simulated under three different driving cycles: the New York City Cycle, the Los Angeles 92 Cycle, and the ECE-15 Cycle. To test the impacts of battery technologies, performance attributes of an advanced lead-acid battery, the USABC midterm battery goals, and the USABC long-term battery goals are used. Finally, EV energy consumption from use of air conditioners and/or heaters under different climates is estimated and the associated driving range penalty for one European city (Paris) and two United States cities (Chicago and Los Angeles) is predicted. The results of this paper show the importance of considering various effects, such as battery technology, driving pattern, and climate comfort control, in the determination of EV performances. Electric vehicle energy consumption decreases more than 20% when a battery with characteristics similar to the USABC long-term goals is used instead of an advanced lead-acid battery.

Marr, W.W.; Wang, M.Q.; Santini, D.J.

1994-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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CFD simulation for pedestrian wind comfort and wind safety in urban areas: General decision framework and case study for the Eindhoven University campus  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wind comfort and wind safety for pedestrians are important requirements in urban areas. Many city authorities request studies of pedestrian wind comfort and wind safety for new buildings and new urban areas. These studies involve combining statistical ... Keywords: Building aerodynamics, Built environment, Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), Discomfort and danger, Experimental validation, Guidelines, Wind flow

B. Blocken; W. D. Janssen; T. van Hooff

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EA-330 The Royal Bank of Scotland plc | Department of Energy  

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

Bank of Scotland plc EA-330 The Royal Bank of Scotland plc Order authorizing The Royal Bank of Scotland plc to export electric energy to Canada EA-330 The Royal Bank of Scotland...

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EA-331 The Royal Bank of Scotland plc | Department of Energy  

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

Bank of Scotland plc EA-331 The Royal Bank of Scotland plc Order authorizing The Royal Bank of Scotland plc to export electric energy to Mexico EA-331 The Royal Bank of Scotland...

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EA-331-A The Royal Bank of Scotland plc | Department of Energy  

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

Bank of Scotland plc EA-331-A The Royal Bank of Scotland plc Order authorizing The Royal Bank of Scotland plc to export eelctric energy to Mexico EA-331-A The Royal Bank of...

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EA-330-A The Royal Bank of Scotland plc | Department of Energy  

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

Bank of Scotland plc EA-330-A The Royal Bank of Scotland plc Order authorizing The Royal Bank of Scotland plc to export electric energy to Canada EA-330-A The Royal Bank of...

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Towards e-banking: the evolution of business models in financial services  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We explore the evolution of business models over time in five Finnish organisations from the banking, insurance or retail sector. The scope of the banking services to consumers has been extended in traditional banks from basic banking services to asset ...

Anu Bask; Hilkka Merisalo-Rantanen; Markku Tinnila; Theresa Lauraeus

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Asian Development Bank Institute | Open Energy Information  

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Asian Development Bank Institute Asian Development Bank Institute Name Asian Development Bank Institute Address Kasumigaseki Building 8F 3-2-5, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Place Tokyo, Japan Phone number + 81-3-3593-5500 Website http://www.adbi.org/ Coordinates 35.6894875°, 139.6917064° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":35.6894875,"lon":139.6917064,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Banks, Idaho: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Banks, Idaho: Energy Resources Banks, Idaho: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Name Banks, Idaho GeoNames ID 5584615 Coordinates 44.0804473°, -116.1240151° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":44.0804473,"lon":-116.1240151,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Banks, Brenda From: Hoffman, Michael P  

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

Banks, Brenda Banks, Brenda From: Hoffman, Michael P Sent: Monday, June 04, 2007 12:56 PM To: Banks, Brenda Cc: Gottlieb, Paul Subject: FW: W(A)-06-009 withdrawn FYI Please update the waiver database. ----- Original Message----- From: Lally, Brian [mailto:Brian.Lally@ch.doe.gov] Sent: Monday, June 04, 2007 11:58 AM To: Lally, Brian; Hoffman, Michael P Subject: W(A)-06-009 withdrawn Michael, Waiver No. W(A)-06-009, CH-1357 is hereby considered withdrawn. The original petition for Advanced Waiver of Patent Rights addressed the disposition of inventions arising out of DOE Instrument No. DE-FG36-05GO15185, between the University of Minnesota (UM) and DOE. More specifically, the petition addressed an assignment of rights between UM and Nu-lron Technologies LLC, a recently formed Joint Venture between JAR Acquisition Corporation (JAR) and

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Building Green in Greensburg: The Peoples Bank  

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

The Peoples Bank The Peoples Bank The Peoples Bank building opened its doors to the public on December 21, 2009. With its vault and an adjoining room designed to serve as a storm shelter, the 2,100-square-foot building is about 300 square feet larger than the pre-tornado facility. Its innovative design incorporates a variety of sustainable features that will save energy and money. The building is situated on the lot to take full advantage of the sun and features large, tinted-glass doors on its south side that provide passive solar heating in winter months; south-facing overhangs reduce the need for air-conditioning when the summer sun is at its hottest. ENERGY EFFICIENCY FEATURES * Building orientation takes advantage of southern exposure to reduce heating loads,

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Bank of America | Open Energy Information  

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America America Jump to: navigation, search Name Bank of America Place Charlotte, NC Zip 28202 Website https://www.bankofamerica.com/ References NREL & Industry: National Account Companies[1] Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes Partnership Type Test & Evaluation Partner Partnering Center within NREL Electricity Resources & Building Systems Integration Partnership Year 2009 Link to project description http://www.nrel.gov/features/20090619_buildings.html LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! Bank of America is a company located in Charlotte, NC. Bank of America is one of 23 National Accounts Companies partnering with NREL and PNNL for testing and validation of design concepts that will

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Bank financing of secondary recovery projects  

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Investment requirements of the average independent oil operator desiring to develop a secondary recovery project usually are sought from a lending institution. The criteria by which The Chase Manhattan Bank judges such an application are discussed: managerial competence of the operator, the engineering information and program, and an economic analysis of the project and proposed financing. The application of these principles to the case of a successful waterflood in the Mid-Continent area is presented. Some problems are presented to illustrate the importance of the bank's standards in considering the financing of a secondary recovery project. Good management and competent, continuing engineering guidance are considered essential to a financeable secondary recovery project. The quality of the properties must be proven by comparison of laboratory data and engineering studies with pilot flood performance. The amount of financing the bank will be willing to undertake is determined by an economic analysis and valuation method as described.

Brown, C.L.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing user experiences and usage intentions of m-banking service  

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M-banking is a channel through which banks interact with customers via mobile devices. M-banking is an emerging mobile commerce application. It is a challenging task for banks to encourage customers to continue using m-banking services, and ... Keywords: bank operations, dual process, financial information systems, m-banking, m-commerce, marketing strategies, mobile banking, mobile commerce, mobile communications, product attributes, product knowledge, promotional campaigns, usage intention, user experiences

Kuang-Hsun Shih; Hsu-Feng Hung; Binshan Lin

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Essays on banking and corporate finance in developing countries  

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This dissertation consists of three essays that examine banking and corporate finance in developing countries. Specifically, it explores the theoretical and empirical implications of open capital markets, foreign bank ...

Gormley, Todd A

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Banks Lake Fishery Evaluation Annual Report 2002-2003.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife implemented the Banks Lake Fishery Evaluation Project (BLFEP) in September 2001 with funds from the Bonneville Power Administration. Fiscal Year (FY) 2001 of the BLFEP was used to gather historic information, establish methods and protocols, collect limnology data, and conduct the first seasonal fish surveys. FY 2002 was used to continue seasonal fish and lakewide creel surveys and adjust methods and protocols as needed. Water quality parameters were collected monthly from February to May and bi-monthly from June to August. Banks Lake water temperatures began to increase in April and stratification was apparent by June at all 3 limnology collection sites. By late August, the thermocline had dropped to nearly 20 meters deep, with 16-17 C temperatures throughout the epilimnion. Dissolved oxygen levels were generally above 10 mg/L until August when dissolved oxygen dropped near or below 5 mg/L below 20-meters deep. Secchi depths ranged from 2.5-8 meters and varied by location and date. Nearshore and offshore fish surveys were conducted in October 2002 and May and July 2003 using boat electrofishing, fyke net, gill net, and hydroacoustic surveys. Yellow Perch Perca flavescens (32 %) and cottid spp. (22 %) dominated the nearshore species composition in October; however, by May yellow perch (12 %) were the third most common species followed by smallmouth bass Micropterous dolomieui (34 %) and lake whitefish Coregonus clupeaformis (14 %). Lake whitefish dominated the offshore catch during October (78 %) and May (81 %). Fish diet analysis indicated that juvenile fishes consumed primarily insects and zooplankton, while adult piscivores consumed cottids spp. and yellow perch most frequently. For FY 2002, the following creel statistics are comprehensive through August 31, 2003. The highest angling pressure occurred in June 2003, when anglers were primarily targeting walleye and smallmouth bass. Boat anglers utilized Steamboat State Park more frequently than any other boat ramp on Banks Lake. Shore anglers used the rock jetty at Coulee City Park 76 % of the time, with highest use occurring from November through April. An estimated total of 11,915 ({+-}140 SD) smallmouth bass, 6,412 ({+-}59 SD) walleye, 5,470 ({+-}260 SD) rainbow trout, and 1,949 ({+-}118 SD) yellow perch were harvested from Banks Lake in FY 2002. Only 3 kokanee were reported in the catch during the FY 2002 creel survey. In the future, data from the seasonal surveys and creel will be used to identify potential factors that may limit the production and harvest of kokanee, rainbow trout, and various spiny-rayed fishes in Banks Lake. The limiting factors that will be examined consist of: abiotic factors including water temperature, dissolved oxygen levels, habitat, exploitation and entrainment; and biotic factors including food limitation and predation. The BLFEP will also evaluate the success of several rearing and stocking strategies for hatchery kokanee in Banks Lake.

Polacek, Matt; Knuttgen, Kamia; Shipley, Rochelle

2003-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Comfort under Transient Metabolic and Dynamic Localized Airflow Conditions Combined with Neutral and Warm Ambient Temperatures  

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Human thermal environments constitute complex combinations of various interacting thermal factors. The transient and non-uniform nature of those thermal factors further increases the complexity of the thermal comfort problem. The conventional approach to the thermal comfort problem has been simplifying the problem and providing steady thermal environments which would satisfy the majority of the people in a given space. However, several problems emerged with this approach. People became finely tuned to the narrow range of conditions and developed expectations for the same conditions which made them uncomfortable when there were slight deviations from those conditions. Also, the steady approach didn't solve the comfort problem because, in practice, people move between spaces, and thermal conditions such as metabolic rate, surface temperatures, airflow speed and direction vary in a typical day. A human subject test was designed to determine the transient relationship between the people and their environments. In the first part, thermal perceptions of people were taken during various metabolic rate conditions. In the second and the third parts, transient conditions of different thermal factors were created. Various combinations of airflow frequencies, airflow location around the body, metabolic rate, and room temperatures were tested for their individual and interaction effects of providing thermal comfort. The concept of Localized Dynamic Airflow was proposed in which room airflow was simply redirected to different parts of the body with a varying airflow speed. Results showed that males and females respond differently to the thermal conditions. The room temperatures they found neutral were significantly different. People?s thermal comfort during transient metabolic conditions was similar to high metabolic conditions. This heightened response extended into the next ten minutes after the high metabolic conditions ended. Test results suggested that people tolerate higher temperatures during transient environmental conditions. The average response was for comfortable even during the high temperature (83F) and high metabolic rate (4 met) conditions. Low energy use of the localized dynamic airflow and the increased room temperatures has significant potential for monetary savings.

Ugursal, Ahmet

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The evolution of e-banking: a study of Indian and Kenyan technology awareness  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Banking through electronic channels has gained increasing popularity in recent years. This system, popularly known as 'e-banking', provides alternatives for faster delivery of banking services to a wide range of customers. This study aims ... Keywords: India, Kenya, banking services, customer attitudes, developing countries, e-banking, e-finance, electronic banking, electronic finance, technology awareness

Richard Nyangosi; J. S. Arora; Sumanjeet Singh

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Groups of services delivered by Brazilian branchless banking and respective network integration models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Over the last decade, Brazil has pioneered an innovative model of branchless banking, known as correspondent banking, involving distribution partnership between banks, several kinds of retailers and a variety of other participants, which have allowed ... Keywords: Branchless banking, Brazilian banking, Correspondent banking, Network integration

Martin Jayo; Eduardo H. Diniz; Felipe Zambaldi; Tania P. Christopoulos

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Minimizing bank selection instructions for partitioned memory architecture  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bank switching is a technique that increases the code and data memory in microcontrollers without extending the address buses. Given a program in which variables have been assigned to data banks, we present a novel optimization technique that minimizes ... Keywords: PBQP, RAM allocation, bank-switching, compiler optimization, microcontrollers, partitioned memory architecture

Bernhard Scholz; Bernd Burgstaller; Jingling Xue

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated PEV Charging Solutions and Reduced Energy for Occupant Comfort (Brochure), Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility (VTIF)  

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Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility Integrated PEV Charging Solutions and Reduced Energy for Occupant Comfort Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) offer the opportunity to shift transportation energy demands from petroleum to electricity, but broad adoption will require integration with other systems. While automotive experts work to reduce the cost of PEVs, fossil- fueled cars and trucks continue to burn hundreds of billions of gallons of petroleum each year-not only to get from point A to point B, but also to keep passengers comfortable with air condi- tioning and heat. At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), three instal- lations form a research laboratory known as the Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility (VTIF). At the VTIF, engineers are develop-

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A Study on Zoning Regulations' Impact on Thermal Comfort Conditions in Non-conditioned Apartment Buildings in Dhaka City  

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Unfavorable thermal comfort conditions are common in the non-conditioned apartment buildings typical of Dhaka (Ali, 2007; Hafiz, 2004). Causes behind such unfavorable thermal comfort conditions include (but are not limited to) Dhaka?s climate, microclimate in Dhaka's typical residential neighborhood, its socio-economic context, housing type, and its inadequate planning regulations. Dhaka's climate is hot humid but it can be tackled with well designed buildings as well as well as designed neighborhoods, both of which demands ample open space. However, due to land scarcity and high population density, building developments lack open spaces and that results in unfavorable thermal comfort conditions in apartment buildings. Dhaka?s previous zoning regulations were unable to control this dense development, and therefore, a new set of zoning regulations were enacted (2008). However, no post-evaluation study was conducted to research the effect of this new set of regulations. The intention of this research is to first evaluate the existing regulations, and second, to suggest appropriate zoning regulation schemes for Dhaka's non-conditioned apartment buildings (for a lot size of 1/3 acre), which would provide favorable thermal comfort conditions without changing its existing density. To accomplish the first goal, this research analyzed two existing zoning schemes (one based on regulations of 1996, and the other based on the regulations of 2008). To accomplish the second goal, this research analyzed two hypothetical zoning schemes. The hypothetical ones were studied because this research finds 1996 and 2008 regulations to be two extremes (in terms of allowing open space and building height), and therefore examination of in-between alternative zoning schemes seemed essential for this study. To analyze the four zoning regulation schemes' impact on thermal comfort in apartment buildings, four sets of built environment were created in EnergyPlus (Energy Simulation software) as well as in Fluent (Computational Fluid Dynamics software). Each set of built environment is a cluster of nine buildings; and each set is different from each other in terms of their building footprints and building heights. The building on the center was modeled implicitly, and remaining buildings were modeled as solid blocks (to act as neighboring buildings) for blocking sun and wind. The ES and CFD software simulated possible solar, daylight, and wind availability inside the central building, and consequently produce data on thermal comfort conditions, namely indoor temperature and air velocity. The simulation results were compared to see which zoning schemes provided the most favorable thermal comfort conditions. This research found one of the in-between schemes (60% allowable footprint, 9-story height limit) to be more appropriate in terms of thermal comfort conditions than the other three schemes; because it provides better solar protection and better natural ventilation and consequently it reduces indoor temperature and increases indoor air velocity.

Islam, Saiful

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Numerical Study of Stratified Tidal Rectification over Finite-Amplitude Banks. Part I: Symmetric Banks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tidal rectification over a two-dimensional finite-amplitude symmetrical bank is studied using the Blumberg and Mellor primitive equation coastal ocean circulation model (ECOM-si). In the homogeneous case, the nonlinear interaction of tidal ...

Changsheng Chen; Robert C. Beardsley

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress on Enabling an Interactive Conversation Between Commercial Building Occupants and Their Building To Improve Comfort and Energy Efficiency: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

Many studies have reported energy savings after installing a dashboard, but dashboards provide neither individual feedback to the occupant nor the ability to report individual comfort. The Building Agent (BA) provides an interface to engage the occupant in a conversation with the building control system and the building engineer. Preliminary outcomes of the BA-enabled feedback loop are presented, and the effectiveness of the three display modes will be compared to other dashboard studies to baseline energy savings in future research.

Schott, M.; Scheib, J.; Long, N.; Fleming, K.; Benne, K.; Brackney, L.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fine-tune capacitor-bank control  

SciTech Connect

There are a lot of questions in the ideal substation capacitor-control scheme. Allegheny Power System engineers satisfied a lot of those conditions when they decided to use programmable controllers to switch substation banks. The operation of the controllers is discussed.

1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective, low-cost HVAC controls upgrade in a small bank building  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the measured results from a field study of the performance of a low-cost controls retrofit in a small bank building in Knoxville, TN. The retrofit consisted of a simple upgrade of heating and cooling system controls and new operating strategies. The project was undertaken to better understand how commercial energy use measurement studies should be performed and to demonstrate the effectiveness of a low-cost controls retrofit in a small commercial building. This report describes the details of the project, including building and building system characteristics, the HVAC control changes made, energy end use patterns, and the heating and cooling energy savings achieved. An improved control strategy involving thermostat setback/setup and on/off control was devised around a single replacement programmable thermostat. The strategy allowed thermostat setback/setup control of the primary HVAC system in the building and provided on/off (time-of-day) control for the two secondary systems. The energy efficiency improvements provided a 33% reduction in heating and a 21% reduction in cooling energy consumptions. Simple payback for the retrofit, including installation cost, was under 1 year. In addition to reducing the energy needs of the building, the replacement electronic thermostat provided improved interior comfort. 9 refs., 12 figs., 3 tabs.

Sharp, T.R.; MacDonald, J.M.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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World Bank Good Practice Guidelines: Financial Analysis of Revenue  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Good Practice Guidelines: Financial Analysis of Revenue Good Practice Guidelines: Financial Analysis of Revenue Generating-Entities Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: World Bank Good Practice Guidelines: Financial Analysis of Revenue Generating-Entities Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Topics: Finance Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: siteresources.worldbank.org/INTRANETFINANCIALMGMT/Resources/FMB-Notes/ References: World Bank Good Practice Guidelines: Financial Analysis of Revenue Generating-Entities[1] References ↑ "World Bank Good Practice Guidelines: Financial Analysis of Revenue Generating-Entities" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=World_Bank_Good_Practice_Guidelines:_Financial_Analysis_of_Revenue_Generating-Entities&oldid=329414"

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South Carolina Conservation Bank Act (South Carolina) | Department of  

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

Conservation Bank Act (South Carolina) Conservation Bank Act (South Carolina) South Carolina Conservation Bank Act (South Carolina) < 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 South Carolina Program Type Siting and Permitting Provider South Carolina Conservation Bank The South Carolina Conservation Bank Act establishes a state funding source

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Chile-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Climate Projects World Bank Climate Projects Jump to: navigation, search Name Chile-World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy Topics Background analysis Resource Type Dataset Country Chile South America References World Bank Project Database - Chile[1] Contents 1 World Bank Active Climate Projects in Chile 1.1 CL Securitization and Carbon Sinks Project 1.2 Chile Santiago Composting Project 1.3 Chile Quilleco Hydropower Project 1.4 Chile Hornitos Project (Chacabuquito II) 1.5 Sustainable Transport and Air Quality for Santiago (GEF) 1.6 Chile Sustainable Land Management Project 2 References World Bank Active Climate Projects in Chile CL Securitization and Carbon Sinks Project Chile Santiago Composting Project Chile Quilleco Hydropower Project

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Egypt-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Climate Projects World Bank Climate Projects Jump to: navigation, search Name Egypt-World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Biomass, Wind, Transportation Topics Background analysis Country Egypt Northern Africa References World Bank project database[1] Contents 1 World Bank Active Climate Projects in Egypt 1.1 Egypt Vehicle Scrapping and Recycling Program 1.2 EG-LAND FILLING AND PROCESING SERVICES FOR SOUTHERN ZONE IN CAIRO 1.3 Egypt - Wind Power Development Project 1.4 Pollution Abatement Project 1.5 ONYX solid Waste Alexandria 2 References World Bank Active Climate Projects in Egypt Egypt Vehicle Scrapping and Recycling Program (8.32M) Carbon Offset, Pipeline EG-LAND FILLING AND PROCESING SERVICES FOR SOUTHERN ZONE IN CAIRO

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Armenia-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Climate Projects World Bank Climate Projects Jump to: navigation, search Name Armenia-World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Geothermal Topics Background analysis Website http://web.worldbank.org/exter Country Armenia Western Asia References World Bank-Armenia [1] Contents 1 World Bank Active Climate Projects in Armenia 1.1 GEOFUND 2: Armenia Geothermal Project 1.2 Renewable Energy Project 1.3 Renewable Energy GEF Project 2 References World Bank Active Climate Projects in Armenia GEOFUND 2: Armenia Geothermal Project Renewable Energy Project Renewable Energy GEF Project GEOFUND 2: Armenia Geothermal Project "The objective of the Second GeoFund Geothermal Project for Armenia is to

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Jordan-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Climate Projects World Bank Climate Projects Jump to: navigation, search Name Jordan-World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Biomass, Wind Topics Background analysis Country Jordan Western Asia References World Bank project database[1] Contents 1 World Bank Active Climate Projects in Jordan 1.1 Jordan Energy Efficiency 1.2 Promotion of a Wind Power Market 1.3 JO-Amman Landfill Gas Recovery 1.4 Integrated Ecosystems in the Jordan Rift Valley 2 References World Bank Active Climate Projects in Jordan Jordan Energy Efficiency (1M) GEF Medium Sized Program Promotion of a Wind Power Market (6M) Global Environment Project JO-Amman Landfill Gas Recovery (15M) Carbon Offset Integrated Ecosystems in the Jordan Rift Valley (6.15M) Global

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World Bank Renewable Energy Toolkit | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Renewable Energy Toolkit World Bank Renewable Energy Toolkit Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: World Bank Renewable Energy Toolkit Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind Topics: Finance, Implementation, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Resource assessment, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual, Training materials, Lessons learned/best practices Website: web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTENERGY2/EXTRENENERGYTK/0,, References: World Bank RE Toolkit Homepage [1] The Word Bank's REToolKit is designed "to assist Bank staff and country counterparts to improve the design and implementation of renewable energy (RE) projects, incorporates best practices and lessons learned from RE

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Capacitor bank planning for possible system contingencies  

SciTech Connect

A new method for planning capacitor banks as sources of VARs for voltage maintenance during anticipated normal and contingency conditions is proposed in this work. The objective is to minimize the total investment cost in the new reactive sources. The scheduling technique is based on sequentially selecting the most severe operating state which requires the maximum reactive power, determining the optimal bus for this state using a cost-based index, and suitably modifying, if necessary, the reactive power installed to satisfy less severe operating conditions. The solution procedure employs the Compensation method (Largechange Sensitivity Technique) for network solution to update bus voltages. The discrete nature of the capacitor bank, the installation, site, and switching facility cost are all considered in the optimization process. The algorithm also minimizes the number of switchable installations. The proposed VAR scheduling method is compared with the Inverse Jacobian method for accuracy, and with other scheduling ideas for investment costs, via the IEEE 30-bus system.

Lee, T.H.; Hill, E.F.; Jong, T.L.; Obadina, O.O.; Pan, C.T.

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated PEV Charging Solutions and Reduced Energy for Occupant Comfort (Brochure)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Brochure on Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility, featuring the Vehicle Modification Facility, Vehicle Test Pad and ReCharge Integrated Demonstration System. Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) offer the opportunity to shift transportation energy demands from petroleum to electricity, but broad adoption will require integration with other systems. While automotive experts work to reduce the cost of PEVs, fossil fueled cars and trucks continue to burn hundreds of billions of gallons of petroleum each year - not only to get from point A to point B, but also to keep passengers comfortable with air conditioning and heat. At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), three installations form a research laboratory known as the Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility (VTIF). At the VTIF, engineers are developing strategies to address two separate but equally crucial areas of research: meeting the demands of electric vehicle-grid integration and minimizing fuel consumption related to vehicle climate control. Part of NREL's Center for Transportation Technologies and Systems (CTTS), the VTIF is dedicated to renewable and energy efficient solutions. This facility showcases technology and systems designed to increase the viability of sustainably powered vehicles. NREL researchers instrument every class of on-road vehicle, conduct hardware and software validation for electric vehicle (EV) components and accessories, and develop analysis tools and technology for the Department of Energy, other government agencies and industry partners. Research conducted at the VTIF examines the interaction of building energy systems, utility grids, renewable energy sources and PEVs, integrating energy management solutions, and maximizing potential greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, while smoothing the transition and reducing costs for EV owners. NREL's collaboration with automakers, charging station manufacturers, utilities and fleet operators to assess technologies using VTIF resources is designed to enable PEV communication with the smart grid and create opportunities for vehicles to play an active role in building and grid management. Ultimately, this creates value for the vehicle owner and will help renewables be deployed faster and more economically, making the U.S. transportation sector more flexible and sustainable.

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2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Image Bank from Lightsources.org  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

Llightsources.org is the result of a collaboration among communicators from light-source facilities around the world. The site serves as a clearing house for light-source-related news, high-resolution photos and graphics, educational material, and user-related information and is updated daily. The lightsources Image Bank allows users to search by facility and by keywords or phrases within categories of images such as: accelerators, experiments, light source science, instrumentation, etc.

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On the Module of Internet Banking System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Because of the speed, flexibility, and efficiency that it offers, the Internet has become the means for conducting growing numbers of transactions between suppliers and large international corporations. In this way, the Internet has opened new markets to the world and has accelerated the diffusion of knowledge. The meaning of Internet markets or online business has been widely used in these days. The success of the business depends on its flexibility, availability and security. Since that the web-based systems should have a special way to design the system and implement it. Nowadays, the Internet Banking System widely used and the banks looking to provide the best quality system with highly available, fast response, secure and safe to use. The Unified Modelling Language (UML) is the uniquely language which is used to analyse and design any system. In this paper, the UML diagrams has been proposed to illustrate the design phase for any banking system. The authors, presented two types of architecture which is u...

Alanazi, Hamdan O; Hmood, Ali K; Zaidan, M A; Al-Nabhani, Yahya

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Global Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Topics: Finance, Co-benefits assessment, Market analysis Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual Website: www.unepfi.org/fileadmin/documents/global_climate_change_risk.pdf Global Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans Screenshot References: Global Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans[1] Summary "The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of climate change related risks on bank borrowers, utilizing as much data and analysis as possible. The first section of this report reviews the current climate change policies in place in Canada, Europe, and the US, in order to provide

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Mexico-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Climate Projects World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Transportation Topics Market analysis, Background analysis Resource Type Dataset Country Mexico Central America References World Bank Project Database - Mexico [1] Contents 1 Active World Bank climate projects in Mexico including 1.1 Urban Transport Transformation 1.2 Efficient Lighting and Appliances 1.3 Sustainable Transport and Air Quality 1.4 Sustainable Rural - IBRD 1.5 Sustainable Rural Development - GEF 1.6 Mexico Framework for Green Growth Development Policy Loan 1.7 Mexico Environmental Sustainability Development Policy Loan 2 References Active World Bank climate projects in Mexico including Urban Transport Transformation (180M Pipeline)

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Kenya-World Bank Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Climate Activities World Bank Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Kenya-World Bank Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Agriculture Topics Background analysis Country Kenya Eastern Africa References World Bank project database[1] Contents 1 Active World Bank Climate Projects in Kenya 1.1 Kenya: Adaptation to Climate Change in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (KACCAL) (5.5 M) Global Environment Project, Pipeline 1.2 Kenya Agricultural Carbon Project (1M) Carbon Offset, Pipeline 1.3 CF Kengen, Kiambere, Tana, Eburru (2.77 M) Carbon Offset 1.4 Kenya KenGen Carbon Finance umbrella, Carbon Offset 1.5 Western Kenya Integrated Ecosystem Management Project (4.1M) Global Environment Project

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Colombia-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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Colombia-World Bank Climate Projects Colombia-World Bank Climate Projects Jump to: navigation, search Name Colombia-World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Forestry Topics Background analysis Country Colombia South America References World Bank project database[1] Contents 1 Active World Bank Climate Projects in Colombia 1.1 Rio Frio Carbon Offset Project 1.2 Integrated Mass Transit Systems Second Additional Financing 1.3 Colombia: San Nicolas Carbon Sequestration Project 1.4 CO: Caribbean Savannah Carbon Sink project 1.5 Jepirachi Carbon Off Set Project, Carbon Offset 1.6 COLOMBIA - Amoya River Environmental Services, Carbon Offset 1.7 Colombia: Integrated National Adaptation Program Global Environment Project

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Bangladesh-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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Bangladesh-World Bank Climate Projects Bangladesh-World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Solar Topics Market analysis, Background analysis Country Bangladesh Southern Asia References World Bank Project Database - Bangladesh[1] Contents 1 World Bank Active Climate Projects in Bangladesh 1.1 Solar Home Systems project 1.2 EGY SEC ADJ CREDIT SUPPLEMENT 1.3 Bangladesh - Brick Kiln Efficiency 1.4 Renewable Energy Development Project 1.5 Grameen Shakti Solar Homes Project 1.6 Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development 2 References World Bank Active Climate Projects in Bangladesh Solar Home Systems project (1M - Active) EGY SEC ADJ CREDIT SUPPLEMENT (2.3M Active) Bangladesh - Brick Kiln Efficiency (N/A Active)

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Ghana-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Climate Projects World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Renewable Energy, Forestry Topics Background analysis, Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Access, Finance Country Ghana Western Africa References World Bank Project Database - Ghana [1] Contents 1 Active World Bank Climate Projects in Ghana 1.1 Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Readiness Grant 1.2 Energy Development and Access Project (GEDAP) 1.3 Ghana Rural Energy Access - Global Env. Project 1.4 Ghana Natural Resources and Environmental Governance 2 References Active World Bank Climate Projects in Ghana Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Readiness Grant (.2M - Active) Energy Development and Access Project - IBRD/IDA (90M - Active) Ghana Rural Energy Access - Global Env. Project (5.5M - Active).

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Interest and Hazard Rates of Russian Saving Banks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The number of (registered) commercial banks in Russia increased at a fast pace after the 1988 banking reform. Many of these banks lacked supervision and operated with dangerously low funding capital. In this paper we investigate the determinants of the hazard rates of banks active on the Moscovian deposits market during the 1994-97 period. We find that market share and duration have had a negative effect on the hazard rate, while the interest rate offered has had a positive effect. 5001-6182 Business 5546-5548.6 Office Organization and Management Library of Congress Classification (LCC) HG 1855 Saving banks M Business Administration and Business Economics L 20 Firm Objectives, Organization and Behavior: general Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) G 21 P 34 Banks; Other depository institutions Socialist Insitutions and their tranitions; Finance 85 A Business General 270 A 100 G Strategic Management Organizational Growth European Business Schools Library Group (E...

Martin A. Carree; Bedrijfskunde Bedrijfseconomie

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indonesia-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Climate Projects World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Geothermal, Forestry Topics Background analysis Country Indonesia South-Eastern Asia References World Bank project database[1] Contents 1 World Bank Active Climate Projects in Indonesia 1.1 Pontianak - LFG Recovery Project, Carbon Offset 1.2 Makassar - TPA Tamangapa Landfill Methane Collection and Flaring 1.3 Geothermal Power Generation Development 1.4 Geothermal Clean Energy Investment Project 1.5 ID-PCF-Indonesia Lahendong Geothermal Project 1.6 ID-PCF-Indocement Cement, Carbon Offset 1.7 Bekasi Landfill Gas Flaring, Carbon Offset 2 References World Bank Active Climate Projects in Indonesia Pontianak - LFG Recovery Project, Carbon Offset

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Peru-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Climate Projects World Bank Climate Projects Jump to: navigation, search Name Peru-World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Renewable Energy, Hydro, Transportation, Forestry Topics Background analysis Country Peru South America References World Bank Project Database - Peru[1] Contents 1 Active Projects 1.1 Water Resources Management Modernization - IBRD/IDA 1.2 PE Santa Rosa Hydro Carbon Finance 1.3 PERU - Poechos Hydropower Project 1.4 LIMA TRANSPORT 1.5 PE Huaycoloro Landfill Gas Recovery 2 References Active Projects The World Bank currently has the following climate projects active in Peru: Water Resources Management Modernization - IBRD/IDA (10M - Active) PE Santa Rosa Hydro Carbon Finance (1.5M) Carbon Offset PERU - Poechos Hydropower Project (1.2M) Carbon Offset

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From comfort to kilowatts: An integrated assessment of electricity conservation in Thailand's commercial sector  

SciTech Connect

This document contains Appendix A, B, and C. In Appendix A, we are working as part of a research project with King Monkut's Institute of Technology, Thonburi, and the University of California, Berkeley (USA) to determine how people respond to the thermal environment inside buildings. We have prepared a short questionnaire which will survey thermal comfort. Our plan is to survey each building during each of three seasons over this year (e.g. hot, rainy, and cool seasons). Appendix B contains supporting technical documentation on conservation potential and Appendix C contains documentation on utility impacts.

Busch, J.F. Jr.

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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World Bank Good Practice Guidelines: Financial Analysis of Revenue...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

of Revenue Generating-Entities Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: World Bank Good Practice Guidelines: Financial Analysis of Revenue Generating-Entities Agency...

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DPQ Event Cracked Bushing Leads to Transformer Bank Failure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As part of EPRI's distribution power quality (DPQ) project this power quality (PQ) case study investigates cracked bushing recorded by PQ monitors that led to tranformer bank failure.

2003-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Asian Development Bank Technical Assistance Report on Building...  

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Technical Assistance Report on Building the Capacity of the Sustainable Energy Authority in Sri Lanka Jump to: navigation, search Name Asian Development Bank Technical Assistance...

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The Political Impact of Islamic Banking in Jordan.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? This dissertation examines Islamic banking in Jordan. It is argued that institutions perceived as culturally authentic may play important political roles in a post-colonial (more)

Malley, Mohammed Mathew

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

The M2 Tide and Its Residual on the Outer Banks of the Gulf of Maine  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tidal computations are reported for the Gulf of Maine with emphasis on its seaward banks. Georges Bank, Browns Bank, Nantucket Shoals, and the nearshore region off Cape Sable. The model is 3D and nonlinear, with quadratic vertical viscosity; ...

Daniel R. Lynch; Christopher E. Naimie

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indoor air movement acceptability and thermal comfort in hot-humid climates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

conservation initiatives including a recent Federal Regula- tion for Voluntary Labelling of Energy Ef?ciency Levels in Commercial, Public and Service Buildings [

Candido, Christhina Maria

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enabling Energy-Efficient Approaches to Thermal Comfort Using Room Air Motion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

that almost all the configuration with fan (except the twovelocity level 3 oscillating-fan configurations) performedto the configuration without fan. Air Quality Acceptance

Pasut, Wilmer; Arens, Edward; Zhang, Hui; Kaam, Soazig; Zhai, Yongchao

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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World Bank Data Catalog | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Data Catalog World Bank Data Catalog Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: World Bank Data Catalog Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Resource Type: Dataset Website: data.worldbank.org/data-catalog UN Region: Central Asia, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, "Pacific" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property., "Latin America and Caribbean" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property., "Western Asia & North Africa" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property., Northern America, "South Asia" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property., "Sub-Saharan Africa" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property., "Western & Eastern Europe" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

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Homeowner's Guide to Window Air Conditioner Installation for Efficiency and Comfort (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

SciTech Connect

This fact sheet offers a step-by-step guide to proper installation of window air conditioning units, in order to improve efficiency and comfort for homeowners.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Money supply endogeneity and bank stock returns: empirical evidence from the G-7 countries.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis is about (a) money supply being determined by banking behaviour, or by the behaviour of central banks and (b) the influence of money (more)

Badarudin, Zatul E

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing the Impact of NGO Advocacy Campaigns on World Bank Projects and Policies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

program led the V/orld Bank to cease funding settler-led by private investors wirhout apparent multilateral development bank funding.

Fox, Jonathan A; Brown, L. David

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Energetics of the Internal Tide on Northern Georges Bank  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses the energetics of the internal waves generated by the tide on the northern edge of Georges Bank in the outer Gulf of Maine-a region of strong tidal flow, a density/temperature front, and abrupt topography. A series of bank-...

David Brickman; John W. Loder

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Information technology in Nigerian banks: the limits of expectations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the last ten years, banks in developed countries have been investing more and more in information technology (IT) as a means to reduce costs and improve operational efficiency. An investigation of the application of IT in Nigerian banks was carried ...

Fabian A. Ehikhamenor

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Minimizing Bank Selection Instructions for Partitioned Memory Architectures  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

selection instructions. The main idea is that we introduce two controlling variables Pu and Qu for every upon exit. Depending on the values of Pu and Qu we insert bank selection instructions according is performed. Other- 5 #12;wise they return the cost cu of a bank selection instruction. n-costu(Pu) = ( cu

Burgstaller, Bernd

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Banking IT Consolidation in Time and on Budget  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The IT services provider of a major group of German banks, FIDUCIA AG, services 15 000 branch offices with almost 100 000 PCs and 10 000 ATMs. FIDUCIAAG was facing the challenge to consolidate three different banking systems into one, after a merger ... Keywords: legacy software modernization, COBOL, PL/I, hypercube, OLAP, IT consolidation, software analysis

Peter Meinen; Jrgen Overhoff

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A logical analysis of banks' financial strength ratings  

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We evaluate the creditworthiness of banks using statistical, as well as combinatorics-, optimization-, and logic-based methodologies. We reverse-engineer the Fitch risk ratings of banks using ordered logistic regression, support vector machine, and Logical ... Keywords: Credit risk rating, Data mining, Decision support systems, Logical Analysis of Data

Peter L. Hammer; Alexander Kogan; Miguel A. Lejeune

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dependency-based PropBanking of clinical Finnish  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we present a PropBank of clinical Finnish, an annotated corpus of verbal propositions and arguments. The clinical PropBank is created on top of a previously existing dependency treebank annotated in the Stanford Dependency (SD) scheme ...

Katri Haverinen; Filip Ginter; Timo Viljanen; Veronika Laippala; Tapio Salakoski

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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South Africa-World Bank Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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Activities Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name South Africa-World Bank Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis Country South Africa Southern Africa References World Bank Climate Project Database - South Africa[1] Contents 1 Active World Bank Climate Projects in South Africa 1.1 South African Cities EE and RE program 1.2 RE Market Transformation - Global Env. Project 1.3 ESKOM Power Investment Support Project 1.4 Durban Landfill Gas-to-Electricity Project, Carbon Offset 2 References Active World Bank Climate Projects in South Africa South African Cities EE and RE program (.4M - Active) RE Market Transformation - Global Env. Project (6M - Active) ESKOM Power Investment Support Project - IBRD/IDA (3750M -

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World Bank Good Practice Guidelines: Financial Analysis of Revenue  

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Practice Guidelines: Financial Analysis of Revenue Practice Guidelines: Financial Analysis of Revenue Generating-Entities (Redirected from General Renewable Energy-Economic and Financial Analysis) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: World Bank Good Practice Guidelines: Financial Analysis of Revenue Generating-Entities Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Topics: Finance Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: siteresources.worldbank.org/INTRANETFINANCIALMGMT/Resources/FMB-Notes/ References: World Bank Good Practice Guidelines: Financial Analysis of Revenue Generating-Entities[1] References ↑ "World Bank Good Practice Guidelines: Financial Analysis of Revenue Generating-Entities" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=World_Bank_Good_Practice_Guidelines:_Financial_Analysis_of_Revenue_Generating-Entities&oldid=329414

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World Bank-Climate Change Knowledge Portal | Open Energy Information  

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Portal Portal Jump to: navigation, search Logo: World Bank-Climate Change Knowledge Portal Name World Bank-Climate Change Knowledge Portal Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Climate Resource Type Maps, Training materials, Lessons learned/best practices Website http://sdwebx.worldbank.org/cl References World Bank-Climate Change Knowledge Portal[1] Abstract The WB Climate Change Portal is intended to provide quick and readily accessible climate and climate-related data to policy makers and development practitioners. World Bank-Climate Change Knowledge Portal Screenshot "The WB Climate Change Portal is intended to provide quick and readily accessible climate and climate-related data to policy makers and development practitioners. The site also includes a mapping visualization tool (webGIS) that displays

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Brazil-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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Brazil-World Bank Climate Projects Brazil-World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Transportation Topics Finance, Background analysis Website http://web.worldbank.org/exter Country Brazil UN Region Latin America and the Caribbean References World Bank Project Database-Brazil[1] Contents 1 World Bank Active Climate Projects in Brazil 1.1 Sao Paulo Metro Line 5 Project 1.2 BR-GEF Sustainable Transport and Air Quality Project (STAQ) 1.3 First Programmatic Development Policy Loan for Sustainable Environmental Management 1.4 BR Nova Gerar Carbon Finance and Solid Waste Management Project II 1.5 BR Lages Woodwaste Cogeneration 1.6 PCF Sugar Bagasse Cogeneration Project 1.7 Nova Gerar Landfill Rio de Janeiro

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Philippines-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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World Bank Climate Projects World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Geothermal Topics Background analysis, Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Access Country Philippines South-Eastern Asia References World Bank project database[1] Contents 1 World Bank Active Climate Projects in the Philippines 1.1 PH - Chiller Energy Efficiency Project (2.6M) Global Environment Project 1.2 Additional Financing for Rural Power (40M) IBRD/IDA 1.3 Northern Negros Geothermal Power Project (6.76M) Carbon Offset 1.4 20 MW Palinpinon II Geothermal Optimization Project, Carbon Offset 1.5 Laguna de Bay Community Watershed Rehab, Carbon Offset 1.6 Philippines: Northwind Bangui Bay Project (1.4M) Carbon Offset 1.7 EDSA Bus Reduction Project (6M) Carbon Offset

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India-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

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India-World Bank Climate Projects India-World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis Country India Southern Asia References World Bank project database[1] Contents 1 World Bank Active Climate Projects in India 1.1 INDIA - Financing Energy Efficiency at SMEs 1.2 Karnataka Wind 1.3 Street Lighting Energy Efficiency 1.4 Sustainable Urban Transport Project 1.5 Karnataka Municipal Water Energy Efficiency Project 1.6 Sustainable Rural Livelihoods and Security through Innovations in Land and Ecosystem Mgmt /Additional GEF financing to India NAIP 1.7 Chiller Energy Efficiency 1.8 INDIA Chiller Energy Effiency Carbon Finance Operation 1.9 Coal-Fired Generation Rehabilitation 1.10 India - Chiller Energy Efficiency Project - MP Component

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Building Design and Operation for Improving Thermal Comfort in Naturally Ventilated Buildings in a Hot-Humid Climate  

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The goal of this research was to develop new techniques for designing and operating unconditioned buildings in a hot-humid climate that could contribute to an improvement of thermal performance and comfort condition. The recommendations proposed in this research will also be useful for facility managers on how to maintain unconditioned buildings in this climate. This study investigated two unconditioned Thai Buddhist temples located in the urban area of Bangkok, Thailand. One is a 100-year-old, high-mass temple. The other is a 5-year-old, lower-mass temple. The indoor measurements revealed that the thermal condition inside both temples exceed the ASHRAE-recommended comfort zone. Surprisingly, the older temple maintained a more comfortable indoor condition due to its thermal inertia, shading, and earth contacts. A baseline thermal and airflow model of the old temple was established using a calibrated computer simulation method. To accomplish this, HEATX, a 3-D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code, was coupled with the DOE-2 thermal simulation program. HEATX was used to calculate the airflow rate and the surface convection coefficients for DOE-2, and DOE-2 was used to provide physical input variables to form the boundary conditions for HEATX. In this way calibrated DOE-2/CFD simulation model was accomplished, and the baseline model was obtained. To investigate an improved design, four design options were studied: 1) a reflective or low-solar absorption roof, 2) R-30 ceiling insulation, 3) shading devices, and 4) attic ventilation. Each was operated using three modes of ventilation. The low-absorption roof and the R-30 ceiling insulation options were found to be the most effective options, whereas the shading devices and attic ventilation were less effective options, regardless of which ventilation mode was applied. All design options performed much better when nighttime-only ventilation was used. Based on this analysis, two prototype temples was proposed (i.e., low-mass and high-mass temples). From the simulation results of the two prototypes, design and operation guidelines are proposed, which consist of: 1) increased wall and ceiling insulation, 2) white-colored, low-absorption roof, 3) slab-on-ground floor, 4) shading devices, 5) nighttime-only ventilation, 6) attic ventilation, and 7) wider openings to increase the natural ventilation air flow windows, wing walls, and vertical fins.

Sreshthaputra, Atch

2007-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Bank Reform in Greece with reference to Eastern Europe The Case of The Hellenic Industrial Development Bank S.A.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Is Greece a reforming economy? The purpose of this paper is to present the evolution and structure of the banking sector in Greece, with reference to the parallel experiences of the Eastern European (EE) countries. In Section 2, we are concerned with the domestic economic environment within which the Greek Banking System (GBS) operates. and the pressures building up within the system encouraging reform. In Section 3, we look into the evolution of the Greek Banking System, both in terms of structures and in terms of policy. Changes in the instruments of monetary policy are also considered in this section. In Section 4, we present the case of the Hellenic Industrial Development Bank, currently undergoing a thorough restructuring plan. In Section 5, we examine some of the main similarities and differences between Greece and the EE countries in relation to banking sector problems and reforms.

Marica Frangakis

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress on Enabling an Interactive Conversation Between Commercial Building Occupants and Their Building To Improve Comfort and Energy Efficiency: Preprint  

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Progress on Enabling an Progress on Enabling an Interactive Conversation Between Commercial Building Occupants and Their Building To Improve Comfort and Energy Efficiency Preprint M. Schott, N. Long, J. Scheib, K. Fleming, K. Benne, and L. Brackney National Renewable Energy Laboratory To be presented at ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings Pacific Grove, California August 12-17, 2012 Conference Paper NREL/CP-5500-55197 June 2012 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and Alliance retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes.

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Image Bank from Interactions.org  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

Interactions.org is designed to serve as a central resource for communicators of particle physics. The site is updated daily with news, information, images and links from the world of particle physics. It provides links to current particle physics news from the world's press, links to education and outreach programs; information about science policy and funding; links to universities; a glossary; and a conference calendar. The Image Bank provides high-resolution photos and graphics from the particle physics laboratories of the world, including Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). The Interactions.org website was developed and is jointly maintained by the InterAction collaboration, whose members represent the world's particle physics laboratories in Europe, North America and Asia, with funding provided by science funding agencies of many nations. See also the videos and animations available at this site.

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The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

for Market Readiness (PMR) for Market Readiness (PMR) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) - Brazil Name The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) - Brazil Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Partner Australia, Denmark, EC, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway Spain, Switzerland, UK, and US Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Non-renewable Energy, Buildings, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Goods and Materials, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, Offsets and Certificates, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs Website http://wbcarbonfinance.org/Rou

287

Functionality and usability in design for eStatements in eBanking services  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The current Internet Banking (eBanking) marketplace is highly functionally convergent. Electronic statement (eStatement) functionality is an area of potential competitive advantage. This paper describes an experiment in which a group of bank customers ... Keywords: Adoption, Electronic statements, Internet Banking, Usability experiment, User-interface design

Catherine Weir; Iain McKay; Mervyn Jack

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Test Plan to Evaluate the Relationship Among IAQ, Comfort, Moisture, and Ventilation in Humid Climates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This experimental plan describes research being conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), in coordinatation with Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), Florida HERO, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to evaluate the impact of ventilation rate on interior moisture levels, temperature distributions, and indoor air contaminant concentrations. Specifically, the research team will measure concentrations of indoor air contaminants, ventilation system flow rates, energy consumption, and temperature and relative humidity in ten homes in Gainesville, FL to characterize indoor pollutant levels and energy consumption associated with the observed ventilation rates. PNNL and FSEC have collaboratively prepared this experimental test plan, which describes background and context for the proposed study; the experimental design; specific monitoring points, including monitoring equipment, and sampling frequency; key research questions and the associated data analysis approach; experimental logistics, including schedule, milestones, and team member contact information; and clearly identifies the roles and responsibilities of each team in support of project objectives.

Widder, Sarah H.; Martin, Eric

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

289

Transformation at Bank of America : an enterprise systems analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The focus of Bank of America's change management initiatives has shifted away from acquiring and integrating new businesses, a process it calls transition, and towards internal enterprise transformation through a process ...

Wallance, Daniel Isaac

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Parallel Fission Bank Algorithms in Monte Carlo Criticality Calculations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this work we describe a new method for parallelizing the source iterations in a Monte Carlo criticality calculation. Instead of having one global fission bank that needs to be synchronized, as is traditionally done, our ...

Romano, Paul Kollath

291

Principal considerations in large energy-storage capacitor banks  

SciTech Connect

Capacitor banks storing one or more megajoules and costing more than one million dollars have unique problems not often found in smaller systems. Two large banks, Scyllac at Los Alamos and Shiva at Livermore, are used as models of large, complex systems. Scyllac is a 10-MJ, 60-kV theta-pinch system while Shiva is a 20-MJ, 20-kV energy system for laser flash lamps. A number of design principles are emphasized for expediting the design and construction of large banks. The sensitive features of the charge system, the storage system layout, the switching system, the transmission system, and the design of the principal bank components are presented. Project management and planning must involve a PERT chart with certain common features for all the activities. The importance of the budget is emphasized.

Kemp, E.L.

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

On Long-Term Net Flow over Great Bahama Bank  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A 398-day time series of middepth current measurements is combined with available wind and bottom pressure measurements and historical salinity data to characterize long-term net flow patterns over Great Bahama Bank between the Tongue of the ...

Ned P. Smith

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Is the Faroe Bank Channel Overflow Hydraulically Controlled?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The overflow of dense water from the Nordic Seas through the Faroe Bank Channel (FBC) has attributes suggesting hydraulic controlprimarily an asymmetry across the sill reminiscent of flow over a dam. However, this aspect has never been confirmed ...

James B. Girton; Lawrence J. Pratt; David A. Sutherland; James F. Price

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Improving Building Comfort and Energy Savings of the McKenzie Airport Terminal by Maintaining and Improving Pneumatic Control Systems  

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McKenzie Airport Terminal is located at Easterwood Airport, which is owned and operated by Texas A&M University. It was built in 1988. Most all HVAC equipment, which includes boiler, chiller, pumps, AHUs and exhaust fans, due to lack of maintenance, had some form of deteriorated controls, components, and operational function. For example, most of pneumatic controls were failed due to bad components, wrong settings, and disconnection before the Continuous CommissioningR (CCSM). This caused humid and hot problems of the building, and wasted energy. After maintaining and improving the pneumatic controls, the boiler and hot water pump is now turned off when outside air temperature is higher than 80F. The chiller is now shut off when the outside air temperature is below 55 F, and the economizers activate to maintain discharge air temperature when the outside air temperature is below 60 F. The building comfort in temperature and relative humidity (RH) is improved after CCSM. For example, average space temperature of the building was above 75 F most of the time before CCSM and is now 73 F after CCSM. The relative humidity in the baggage claim area was 70% before CCSM and is now 55% after CCSM. The annual savings of electricity for chiller and natural gas for boiler are $5,040 and $12,090 respectively. The total annual energy savings are $17,130.

Liu, C.; Bruner, H. L.; Deng, S.; Brundidge, T.; Turner, W. D.; Claridge, D. E.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

From comfort to kilowatts: An integrated assessment of electricity conservation in Thailand's commercial sector  

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Thailand serves as a case study of the potential to conserve electricity in the fast-growing commercial sectors of the tropical developing world. We performed a field study of over 1100 Thai office workers in which a questionnaire survey and simultaneous physical measurements were taken. Both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned buildings were included. We analyzed Thai subjective responses on the ASHRAE, McIntyre and other rating scales, relating them to Effective Temperature, demographics, and to rational indices of warmth such as PMV and TSENS. These results suggest that without sacrificing comfort, significant energy conservation opportunities exist through the relaxation of upper space temperature limits. To investigate the potential for conserving energy in a cost-effective manner, we performed a series of parametric simulations using the DOE-2.1D computer program on three commercial building prototypes based on actual buildings in Bangkok; an office, a hotel, and a shopping center. We investigated a wide range of energy conservation measures appropriate for each building type, from architectural measures to HVAC equipment and control solutions. The best measures applied in combination into high efficiency cases can generate energy savings in excess of 50%. Economic analyses performed for the high efficiency cases, resulted in costs of conserved energy of less than and internal rates of return in excess of 40%. Thermal cool storage, cogeneration, and gas cooling technology showed promise as cost-effective electric load management strategies.

Busch, J.F. Jr.

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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From comfort to kilowatts: An integrated assessment of electricity conservation in Thailand's commercial sector  

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Thailand serves as a case study of the potential to conserve electricity in the fast-growing commercial sectors of the tropical developing world. A field study of over 1,100 Thai office workers was performed in which a questionnaire survey and simultaneous physical measurements were taken. Both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned buildings were included. Thai subjective responses were analyzed on the ASHRAE, McIntyre, and other rating scales, relating them to Effective Temperature, demographics, and to rational indices of warmth such as PMV and TSENSA. These results suggest that without sacrificing comfort, significant energy conservation opportunities exist through the relaxation of upper space temperature limits. To investigate the potential for conserving energy in a cost-effective manner, a series of parametric simulations were performed using the DOE-2.1D computer program for three commercial building prototypes in Bangkok: an office, a hotel, and a shopping center. A wide range of energy conservation measures appropriate for each building type was studied. Drawing on the building energy-simulation results, impacts on the Thai electric utility were evaluated under various conservation scenarios.

Busch, J.F. Jr.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Interstate Bank Building Fire Los Angeles 1988  

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... Special emphasis is given to burning rate of building furnishings, smoke layer temperature, layer level, oxygen consumption, combustion efficiency ...

2011-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

298

What Predicts Commercial Bank Leaders' Intention to Use Mobile Commerce?: The Roles of Leadership Behaviors, Resistance to Change, and Technology Acceptance Model  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the roles leadership behaviors have on technology acceptance models, focusing on bank leaders' intention to use mobile-commerce. The study included responses from 101 senior-level managers working at FDIC-insured ... Keywords: Business Management, Electronic Commerce, Leadership Competencies, Mobile Commerce, Resistance to Change, Technology Acceptance Model, Transformational Leadership

Maddy Halbach; Tao Gong

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) | Open Energy  

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Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) (Redirected from European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Name European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Address EBRD One Exchange Square Place London, United Kingdom Year founded 1991 Phone number 44 20 7338 6000 Website http://www.ebrd.com/ Coordinates 51.5760683°, 0.18155° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":51.5760683,"lon":0.18155,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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BankInvest Technology AS | Open Energy Information  

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BankInvest Technology AS BankInvest Technology AS Jump to: navigation, search Name BankInvest Technology AS Place Copenhagen, Denmark Zip DK-2100 Product Copenhagen-based venture capital arm of BankInvest Group, that manages the BankInvest New Energy Solutions fund as well as funds in IT and biotechnology. Coordinates 55.67631°, 12.569355° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":55.67631,"lon":12.569355,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) | Open Energy Information  

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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) (Redirected from Inter-American Development Bank) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Inter-American Development Bank Name Inter-American Development Bank Address 1300 New York Avenue, N.W. Place Washington, D.C. Zip 20577 Region Northeast - NY NJ CT PA Area Year founded 1959 Phone number (202) 623-1000 Website http://www.iadb.org/index.cfm? Coordinates 38.899316°, -77.031605° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":38.899316,"lon":-77.031605,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

302

Assessing and Reducing Miscellaneous Electric Loads (MELs) in Banks  

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Miscellaneous electric loads (MELs) are loads outside of a building's core functions of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, lighting, and water heating. MELs are a large percentage of total building energy loads. This report reviews methods for reducing MELs in Banks. Reducing MELs in a bank setting requires both local and corporate action. Corporate action centers on activities to prioritize and allocate the right resources to correct procurement and central control issues. Local action includes branch assessment or audits to identify specific loads and needs. The worksheet at the end of this guide can help with cataloging needed information and estimating savings potential. The following steps provide a guide to MEL reductions in Bank Branches. The general process has been adapted from a process developed for office buildings the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL, 2011).

Rauch, Emily M.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

X-ray Image Bank Open for Business - NERSC Center News, Feb 22...  

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X-ray Image Bank Open for Business February 22, 2011 Filipe Maia is building a data bank where scientists from around the world can deposit and share images generated by...

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Banks County, Georgia ASHRAE 169-2006 Climate Zone | Open Energy...  

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Banks County, Georgia ASHRAE 169-2006 Climate Zone Jump to: navigation, search County Climate Zone Place Banks County, Georgia ASHRAE Standard ASHRAE 169-2006 Climate Zone Number...

305

Low-Frequency Free Wave and Wind-Driven Motions Over a Submarine Bank  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study attempts to isolate the physics peculiar to a submarine bank. The particular model is barotropic and contains an infinitely long straight bank within an unbounded ocean basin. The low-frequency, free wave solutions consist of two ...

K. H. Brink

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Effects of Financial Holding Company Act on bank efficiency and productivity in Taiwan  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Taiwan's banking industry has experienced greatly structural changes since the implementing of Financial Holding Company Act in July 2001. The paper investigates whether Taiwan's commercial banks establishing or joining in financial holding companies ... Keywords: Efficiency, Financial holding companies, Productivity change

Chei-Chang Chiou

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Personalized building comfort control  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Creating an appropriate indoor climate is essential to worker productivity and personal happiness. It is also an area of large expenditure for building owners. And, with rising fuel costs, finding ways of reducing energy ...

Feldmeier, Mark Christopher, 1974-

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Moving air for comfort  

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to facilitate the design layout of fans in accordance withCeiling fans in open office space Figure 7 Design office inapproximately 30-70 W/fan. In the design, they were assumed

Arens, Edward; Turner, Stephen; Zhang, Hui; Paliaga, Gwelen

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Moving air for comfort  

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Solar Energy Center, 14pp. ASHRAE Journal, May 2009, pp 8 Transactions 95(1), pp 269-280. ASHRAE Journal, May 2009, ppcomfort prediction tool. ASHRAE Journal, September, 39-42.

Arens, Edward; Turner, Stephen; Zhang, Hui; Paliaga, Gwelen

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

A New Technique for Troubleshooting Large Capacitive Energy Storage Banks  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Power Conditioning System (PCS) of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) like many pulse power systems relies on large numbers of inductively isolated high voltage capacitors configured in parallel for energy storage. When an energy storage capacitor fails in such a capacitor bank, there is often little or no external indication showing which capacitor failed. Identifying the failed component can be a time consuming and potentially hazardous operation. Conventional methods using capacitance meters require that each capacitor be disconnected and tested independently. They have developed a new non-invasive technique (i.e. no dismantling of the bank is required) that greatly improves personnel safety as well reducing troubleshooting time.

Fulkerson, S E; Hammon, J

2001-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

311

Bank Transfer Over Quantum Channel With Digital Checks  

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In recent years, many quantum cryptographic schemes have been proposed. However, it seems that there are many technical difficulties to realize them (except Quantum Key Distributions) as practical applications. In this paper, we propose a bank transfer (i.e., funds or Electronic Funds Transfer) system utilizing both classical and quantum cryptography to provide theoretically unbreakable security. This system can be realized using current technologies (e.g., linear polarizers and Faraday rotators) and requires no additional authentication and no key distribution scheme. However, a trusted third party must keep all member banks' private keys for encryption, authentication and also for functions to generate classical digital signatures.

Kanamori, Yoshito [University of Alaska; Yoo, Seong-Moo [University of Alabama, Huntsville; Sheldon, Frederick T [ORNL

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Wetland and Conservation Banking in Transmission Corridor Rights-of-Way: Feasibility Assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electric power transmission corridor rights-of-way (ROWs) offer potential locations for wetland mitigation banks and conservation banks. Barriers to use of these ROWs for banking include whether the ROW operator has legal rights of access to lands for these uses and for long term management for conservation; the need to assure successful and reliable operation and maintenance of the ROW transmission facilities; the costs of establishing, permitting and managing wetland and conservation banks; and ecologi...

2008-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

313

Versatile refresh: low complexity refresh scheduling for high-throughput multi-banked eDRAM  

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Multi-banked embedded DRAM (eDRAM) has become increasingly popular in high-performance systems. However, the data retention problem of eDRAM is exacerbated by the larger number of banks and the high-performance environment in which it is deployed: The ... Keywords: embedded DRAM, memory refresh scheduling, multi-banked

Mohammad Alizadeh; Adel Javanmard; Shang-Tse Chuang; Sundar Iyer; Yi Lu

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

The Construction and Maintenance Plan for a Grand Banks Multi-Purpose Pipeline  

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The Construction and Maintenance Plan for a Grand Banks Multi-Purpose Pipeline D.W. (Don) Wilson, Director, North Atlantic Pipeline Partners, L.P. NOIA 2000 Conference June, 2000 #12;Grand Banks Multi-Purpose Pipeline Route January 2000 Grand Banks of Newfoundland Newfoundland Come by Chance St. John's Argentia 50o

Bruneau, Steve

315

Minimizing power consumption and complexity in a programmable transmit filter bank for OFDM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Filter banks are efficient and essential signal processing blocks for design and implementation of multi-rate multi-band communications and signaling. In this paper we analytically study and derive the optimum choice of design parameters and filter bank ... Keywords: IFIR, OFDM, filter bank, low power design, multi-rate signal processing

Alireza Mehrnia; Babak Daneshrad

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Measuring the true managerial efficiency of bank branches in Taiwan: A three-stage DEA analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper aims to explore the true managerial efficiencies of the branches of a case bank in Taiwan. With 123 branches of the case bank comprising the sample, the study finds that, after the adjustment of environmental factors and statistical noise, ... Keywords: Bank branches, Environmental variables, Malmquist productivity index, Stochastic frontier approach, Three-stage data envelopment analysis, True managerial efficiency

Jonchi Shyu; Terri Chiang

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Energy Savings and Comfort Improvements through Plant- and Operating mode Optimisation Demonstrated by Means of Project Examples  

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More than 40 percent of Europe's primary energy is required for conditioning of buildings. By improving energy efficiency, approximately 30 percent of this energy could be saved. Energy counts for 35 percent of the operating cost and put an increasing burden on the budget of real estate or facility managers. Building Automation is able to drill down operating cost and by the same time increase energy efficiency as documented in the EN 15232 (Energy performance of buildings - Impact of Building Automation, Controls and Building Management) norm. This standard notes that advanced high performing building automation can save up to 30 percent of thermal and 13 percent of electrical energy (for example in office buildings) compared to buildings with minimum building automation standard. An investigation of the energy consumption of various buildings identified significant savings in electricity and heating. 74 percent of the reviewed buildings are office or administrative type buildings, the majority of them air-conditioned. On average, the savings in primary energy demand were found to be as high as 23 percent per building. Surprising is the large percentage of the electricity needed for cooling and transport of the supply and exhaust air of 48 percent. Approximately 75 percent of this electricity is exclusively used to transport air. The survey results coincide with recent experience of energy experts from Honeywell. Based on their 30 years of experience with energy saving projects they are able to identify and activate savings that often exceed 40 percent at their customer sites. Control based means such as adjusting the operating time of ventilation systems to actual requirements, the installation of fan motors and pumps with high efficiency of up to 90 percent, the use of high-quality air filters and intelligent sensors are worthwhile investments, which rapidly pay off. Using thermography imaging, load measurements or plant operation analysis, Honeywell Building Solutions specialist are able to propose dedicated measures for buildings, that minimize the operational cost (and thus the extras tenants have to pay), the air pollutant emissions and increase the user comfort. During the course of the presentation three successful saving projects will underline the possibilities to improve plant operation with the help of know-how, measurement, control and precise sensor technology. The three German projects are: The Municipal Hospital at Dessau The Goethe-University at Frankfurt am Main The pharmaceutical company CSL Behring at Marburg

Muller, C.

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

LNJ Bhilwara Group Glitnir Bank JV | Open Energy Information  

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LNJ Bhilwara Group Glitnir Bank JV LNJ Bhilwara Group Glitnir Bank JV Jump to: navigation, search Name LNJ Bhilwara Group - Glitnir Bank JV Place Noida, India Zip 201 301 Sector Geothermal energy Product Joint venture established by LNJ Bhilwara Group and Glitnir Bank, for the development of geothermal power plants in India and Nepal. Coordinates 28.56737°, 77.36779° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":28.56737,"lon":77.36779,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) | Open Energy  

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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Name European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Address EBRD One Exchange Square Place London, United Kingdom Year founded 1991 Phone number 44 20 7338 6000 Website http://www.ebrd.com/ Coordinates 51.5760683°, 0.18155° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":51.5760683,"lon":0.18155,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) | Open Energy Information  

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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Inter-American Development Bank Name Inter-American Development Bank Address 1300 New York Avenue, N.W. Place Washington, D.C. Zip 20577 Region Northeast - NY NJ CT PA Area Year founded 1959 Phone number (202) 623-1000 Website http://www.iadb.org/index.cfm? Coordinates 38.899316°, -77.031605° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":38.899316,"lon":-77.031605,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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321

Calibrated fuzzy AHP for current bank account selection  

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Fuzzy AHP is a hybrid method that combines Fuzzy Set Theory and AHP. It has been developed to take into account uncertainty and imprecision in the evaluations. Fuzzy Set Theory requires the definition of a membership function. At present, there are no ... Keywords: Banking, Current account, Customisation, Fuzzy AHP, Membership functions

Alessio Ishizaka; Nam Hoang Nguyen

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Recent Observations of the Mean Circulation on Georges Bank  

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A clockwise circulation around Georges Bank was measured by means of moored current meters, aircraft-tracked surface drifters, and satellite-tracked drifters drogued at 10 m. The strongest flow was in a narrow jetlike current (30 cm s?1) along ...

B. Butman; R. C. Beardsley; B. Magnell; D. Frye; J. A. Vermersch; R. Schlitz; R. Limeburner; W. R. Wright; M. A. Noble

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Knowledge management within information security: the case of Barings Bank  

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Managing the growing problem of computer fraud within organisations has led researchers and practitioners to emphasise the need to take into account the 'social' aspects of information security. In addition, wider organisational issues such as ... Keywords: Barings Bank, KM, computer fraud, information security management, knowledge management, manager awareness, opportunities, organisational functions, social aspects, tacit knowledge, technical aspects

Shalini Kesar

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Regulations and Audit Opinions: Evidence from EU Banking Institutions  

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In this study, we empirically investigate the relationship between financial and auditing requirements, capital requirements, official supervisory power, and the likelihood of receiving a qualified audit opinion. The sample consists of 71 qualified financial ... Keywords: Banking institutions, EU, Qualified audit opinion, Regulations

Chrysovalantis Gaganis; Fotios Pasiouras; Charalambos Spathis

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

RESEARCH ARTICLE Seed bank persistence of genetically modified canola  

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RESEARCH ARTICLE Seed bank persistence of genetically modified canola in California Douglas J-Verlag 2012 Abstract Introduction Canola, which is genetically modified (GM) for tolerance to glyphosate, has of glyphosate. Methods Volunteer from dormant canola seeds produced thousands of plants per hectare

California at Davis, University of

326

Comments on Is the Faroe Bank Channel Overflow Hydraulically Controlled?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In a recent paper Girton et al., due to what appears to be a misunderstanding, stated that a critical-flow analysis of the deep-water transport through the Faroe Bank Channel had been undertaken by Lake et al. on the basis of rotating hydraulic ...

Linda Enmar; Karin Borens; Irne Lake; Peter Lundberg

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Banks Lake Fishery Evaluation Project Annual Report : Fiscal Year 2008 (March 1, 2008 to February 1, 2009).  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife implemented the Banks Lake Fishery Evaluation Project (BLFEP) in September 2001 with funds from the Bonneville Power Administration, and continued project tasks in 2008. The objective was to evaluate factors that could limit kokanee in Banks Lake, including water quality, prey availability, harvest, and acute predation during hatchery releases. Water quality parameters were collected twice monthly from March through November. Banks Lake water temperatures began to increase in May and stratification was apparent by July. By late August, the thermocline had dropped to 15 meters deep, with temperatures of 21-23 C in the epilimnion and 16-19 C in the hypolimnion. Dissolved oxygen levels were generally above 8 mg/L until August when they dropped near or below 5 mg/L deeper than 20-meters. Secchi depths ranged from 3.2 to 6.2 meters and varied spatially and temporally. Daphnia and copepod densities were the highest in May and June, reaching densities of 26 copepods/liter and 9 Daphnia/liter. Fish surveys were conducted in July and October 2008 using boat electrofishing, gill netting, and hydroacoustic surveys. Lake whitefish (71%) and yellow perch (16%) dominated the limnetic fish assemblage in the summer, while lake whitefish (46%) and walleye (22%) were the most abundant in gill net catch during the fall survey. Piscivore diets switched from crayfish prior to the release of rainbow trout to crayfish and rainbow trout following the release. The highest angling pressure occurred in May, when anglers were primarily targeting walleye and smallmouth bass. Boat anglers utilized Steamboat State Park more frequently than any other boat ramp on Banks Lake. Shore anglers used the rock jetty at Coulee City Park 45% of the time, with highest use occurring from November through April. Ice fishing occurred in January and February at the south end of the lake. An estimated total of 4,397 smallmouth bass, 11,106 walleye, 371 rainbow trout, and 509 yellow perch were harvested from Banks Lake in 2008. No kokanee were reported in the creel; however, local reports indicated that anglers were targeting and catching kokanee. The economic benefit of the Banks Lake fishery was estimated at $2,288,005 during 2008. Abundance estimates from the hydroacoustic survey in July were 514,435 lake whitefish and 10,662 kokanee, with an overall abundance estimate of 626,061 limnetic fish greater than 100 mm. When comparing spring fry, fall fingerling and yearling net pen release strategies of kokanee, 95% were of hatchery origin, with the highest recaptures coming from the fall fingerling release group.

Polacek, Matt [Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

328

A two-period model of emission abatement and allowance banking under uncertainty  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper deals with the effects of uncertainty and risk aversion on market outcomes for SO{sub 2} emission allowance prices and on electric utility compliance choices. The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) provide about twice as many SO{sub 2} allowances to be issued per year in Phase I (1995--1999) than in Phase II. Also, considering the scrubber incentives in Phase I, there is likely to be substantial emission banking for use in Phase II. Allowance prices may increase over time at a rate less than the return on alternative investments with allowances being banked only by risk averse electric utilities. Speculators are likely to be willing to set allowances in forward markets, which will lower current market prices of allowances relative to a situation with only risk averse utilities in the market. The Argonne Utility Simulation Model (ARGUS2) is being revised to incorporate the provisions of the CAAA acid rain title and to simulate SO{sub 2} allowance prices, compliance choices, capacity expansion, system dispatch, fuel use, and emissions using a unit level data base and alternative scenario assumptions.

Hanson, D.A.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

A two-period model of emission abatement and allowance banking under uncertainty  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper deals with the effects of uncertainty and risk aversion on market outcomes for SO{sub 2} emission allowance prices and on electric utility compliance choices. The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) provide about twice as many SO{sub 2} allowances to be issued per year in Phase I (1995--1999) than in Phase II. Also, considering the scrubber incentives in Phase I, there is likely to be substantial emission banking for use in Phase II. Allowance prices may increase over time at a rate less than the return on alternative investments with allowances being banked only by risk averse electric utilities. Speculators are likely to be willing to set allowances in forward markets, which will lower current market prices of allowances relative to a situation with only risk averse utilities in the market. The Argonne Utility Simulation Model (ARGUS2) is being revised to incorporate the provisions of the CAAA acid rain title and to simulate SO{sub 2} allowance prices, compliance choices, capacity expansion, system dispatch, fuel use, and emissions using a unit level data base and alternative scenario assumptions.

Hanson, D.A.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

330

Mexico-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Mexico-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Mexico-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Mexico-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Name Mexico-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Partner Australia, Denmark, EC, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway Spain, Switzerland, UK, and US Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Non-renewable Energy, Buildings, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Goods and Materials, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, Offsets and Certificates, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs

331

Colombia-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Colombia-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Colombia-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Colombia-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Name Colombia-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Partner Australia, Denmark, EC, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway Spain, Switzerland, UK, and US Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Non-renewable Energy, Buildings, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Goods and Materials, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, Offsets and Certificates, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs

332

Brazil-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Brazil-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Brazil-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Brazil-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Name Brazil-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Partner Australia, Denmark, EC, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway Spain, Switzerland, UK, and US Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Non-renewable Energy, Buildings, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Goods and Materials, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, Offsets and Certificates, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs

333

Thailand-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Thailand-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Thailand-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Thailand-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Name Thailand-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Partner Australia, Denmark, EC, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway Spain, Switzerland, UK, and US Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Non-renewable Energy, Buildings, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Goods and Materials, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, Offsets and Certificates, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs

334

China-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) | Open Energy  

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China-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) China-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: China-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Name China-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Partner Australia, Denmark, EC, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway Spain, Switzerland, UK, and US Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Non-renewable Energy, Buildings, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Goods and Materials, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, Offsets and Certificates, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs

335

India-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) | Open Energy  

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India-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) India-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: India-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Name India-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Partner Australia, Denmark, EC, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway Spain, Switzerland, UK, and US Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Non-renewable Energy, Buildings, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Goods and Materials, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, Offsets and Certificates, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs

336

Ukraine-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) | Open Energy  

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Ukraine-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Ukraine-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Ukraine-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Name Ukraine-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Partner Australia, Denmark, EC, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway Spain, Switzerland, UK, and US Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Non-renewable Energy, Buildings, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Goods and Materials, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, Offsets and Certificates, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs

337

Chile-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Chile-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Chile-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Chile-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Name Chile-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Partner Australia, Denmark, EC, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway Spain, Switzerland, UK, and US Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Non-renewable Energy, Buildings, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Goods and Materials, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, Offsets and Certificates, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs

338

Vietnam-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Vietnam-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Vietnam-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Vietnam-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Name Vietnam-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Partner Australia, Denmark, EC, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway Spain, Switzerland, UK, and US Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Non-renewable Energy, Buildings, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Goods and Materials, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, Offsets and Certificates, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs

339

Morocco-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) | Open Energy  

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Morocco-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Morocco-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Morocco-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Name Morocco-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Partner Australia, Denmark, EC, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway Spain, Switzerland, UK, and US Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Non-renewable Energy, Buildings, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Goods and Materials, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, Offsets and Certificates, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs

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Jordan-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Jordan-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Jordan-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Jordan-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Name Jordan-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Partner Australia, Denmark, EC, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway Spain, Switzerland, UK, and US Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Non-renewable Energy, Buildings, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Goods and Materials, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, Offsets and Certificates, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs

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341

Indonesia-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) | Open  

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Indonesia-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Indonesia-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Indonesia-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Name Indonesia-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Partner Australia, Denmark, EC, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway Spain, Switzerland, UK, and US Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Non-renewable Energy, Buildings, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Goods and Materials, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, Offsets and Certificates, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs

342

Turkey-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Turkey-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Turkey-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Turkey-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Name Turkey-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Partner Australia, Denmark, EC, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway Spain, Switzerland, UK, and US Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Non-renewable Energy, Buildings, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Goods and Materials, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, Offsets and Certificates, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs

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World Bank eAtlas of Global Development | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

World Bank eAtlas of Global Development World Bank eAtlas of Global Development Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: World Bank eAtlas of Global Development Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Macroeconomic, - Energy Access, - Energy Security, - Environmental and Biodiversity, - Health Resource Type: Dataset Website: www.app.collinsindicate.com/worldbankatlas-global/en World Bank eAtlas of Global Development Screenshot References: World Bank eAtlas of Global Development[1] "This eAtlas, a new online companion to Atlas of Global Development, third edition, builds on the Atlas topics, allowing you to visualize and analyze a wider variety of data in greater depth, over a longer time period. You can: Map more than 175 World Bank indicators worldwide

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A numerical approach to evaluating what percentage of a living space is well-ventilated, for the assessment of thermal comfort  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A bioclimatic approach to designing comfortable buildings in hot and humid tropical regions requires, firstly, some preliminary, important work on the building envelope to limit the energy contributions, and secondly, an airflow optimization of the building. For the first step, tools such as nodal or zonal models have been largely implemented. For the second step, the assessment of air velocities, in three dimensions and in a large space, can only be performed through the use of detailed models such as with CFD. This paper deals with the improvement of thermal comfort by ventilating around the occupants. For this purpose, the average velocity coefficient definition is modified to be adapted to CFD and the areas involving movement or the living spaces. We propose a new approach based on the derivation of a new quantity: the well-ventilated percentage of a living space. The well-ventilated percentage of a space allows a time analysis of the aeraulic behaviour of the building in its environment. These percentages can be over a period such as one day, a season or a year. These kinds of results are helpful for an architect to configure the rooms of a house according to their uses, the environment, the architectural choices and the constraints related to the design of bioclimatic buildings.

Alain Bastide; Alfred Jean Philippe Lauret; Franois Garde; Harry Boyer

2012-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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East Bank, West Virginia: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Bank, West Virginia: Energy Resources Bank, West Virginia: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 38.2181589°, -81.4428935° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":38.2181589,"lon":-81.4428935,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Red Bank, New Jersey: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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(Redirected from Red Bank, NJ) (Redirected from Red Bank, NJ) Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 40.3470543°, -74.0643065° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.3470543,"lon":-74.0643065,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Modeling and analysis of unsymmetrical transformer banks serving unbalanced loads  

SciTech Connect

It is a common practice to serve combination three-phase and single-phase loads from an unsymmetrical three-phase transformer bank and a four-wire secondary. Depending upon the loads and company standards, nine different transformer connections can be considered along with either an open four wire or a quadraplex secondary. The selection of the proper connection and transformer ratings can be achieved by the correct modeling and analysis of a system consisting of an equivalent source, transformer bank, secondary, and loads. This paper develops the models for the nine transformer connections, the secondary, and the loads. A computer program has been written that allows the analysis of the system for loading and short-circuit studies. The paper includes several examples of different normal and abnormal operating conditions on some of the transformer connections.

Kersting, W.H. [New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, NM (United States). Coll. of Engineering; Phillips, W.H. [WH Power Consultants, Las Cruces, NM (United States)

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Capacitor Bank 'CHANDI' for Plasma Target Production for Liner Plasma Interaction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A capacitor bank is fabricated to drive (JXB) Plasma gun to generate hot plasma (target) for liner plasma investigation. The bank will also be used for driving other pintch experiments. The bank consists of 8 capacitors connected in parallel, each having capacitance of 178 {mu}F giving a total of 1424uF. The bank is charged at 15 kV using a 28 kV power supply charging the capacitors in 65 seconds utilizing full wave charging technique. The total energy of the bank is 160kJ at 15kV. A modeling of power supply was done so that all the components involved are utilized to their operating limit safely. Moreover to give fault protection to the capacitor bank we have implemented the neutral control technique in the power supply. The capacitor bank is discharged to the inductive load through an ignitron switch of very high coulomb rating and capable of withstanding high voltages at its electrodes. The cables used for connecting capacitor bank with ignitron switch are used in parallel to give them collective capability of bearing capacitor discharge currents. These cables are capable of holding high DC voltages (40kV), which appear at the time of charging of the bank. The bank is tested and is operational.

Shukla, R.; Sharma, S.K.; Debnath, K.; Shyam, A. [Institute for Plasma Research, Near Indira Bridge, Bhat Village, Gandhinagar Gujarat 382428 (India)

2006-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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The World Bank Washington, D.C.ENHANCING DEVELOPMENT EFFECTIVENESS THROUGH EXCELLENCE AND INDEPENDENCE IN EVALUATION  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Operations Evaluation Department (OED) is an independent unit within the World Bank; it reports directly to the Banks Board of Executive Directors. OED assesses what works, and what does not; how a borrower plans to run and maintain a project; and the lasting contribution of the Bank to a countrys overall development. The goals of evaluation are to learn from experience, to provide an objective basis for assessing the results of the Banks work, and to provide accountability in the achievement of its objectives. It also improves Bank work by identifying and disseminating the lessons learned from experience and by framing recommendations drawn from evaluation findings. OED Working Papers are an informal series to disseminate the findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development effectiveness through evaluation. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank or the governments they represent. The World Bank cannot guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this work. The boundaries, colors, denominations, and other information shown on any map in this work do not imply on the part of the World Bank any judgment of the legal status of any territory or the endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries.

Jamil Macedo; Marcio C. M. Porto; Elisio Contini; Antonio F. D. Avila; Operations Evaluation; Gregory K. Ingram; Acting Director; Nils Fostvedt

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Bank Underwriting of Credit-Enhanced Bonds: Are there Certification Benefits to the Issuer? *  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

* We wish to thank Glenn Boyle, Iftekhar Hasan and Ajai Singh for their helpful comments. Also, the research assistance of Zach Dietz, Anurag Joshi, Rahul Puri, and Roland Stover was excellent and appreciated. Commercial Bank Underwriting of Credit-Enhanced Bonds: Are There Certification Benefits to the Issuer? Recent studies have expanded the commercial bank certification hypothesis to include banks acting in an underwriting capacity. This paper further develops that research by focusing on the industrial revenue bond market in which banks have the unique opportunity to simultaneously act as both credit guarantor and underwriter. When explicitly allowing for bank-issued standby letters of credit (guarantees), we find significantly greater yield spreads for those bonds underwritten by commercial banks compared to bonds underwritten by investment banks. Overall, no net benefit appears to accrue to the bond issuer when attempting to achieve joint (or double) certification benefits by employing commercial banks as both credit guarantor and underwriters except in the special case where the same bank acts as both guarantor and underwriter. This limited certification effect is further validated when the credit quality of participating banks is accounted for. This result is consistent with an "economy of scope " in monitoring and reusing information. 1.

Anthony Saunders; John M. Schiff; Professor Finance; Roger D. Stover

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Staff Reports Repo Runs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents preliminary findings and is being distributed to economists and other interested readers solely to stimulate discussion and elicit comments. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and are not necessarily reflective of views at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or the Federal Reserve System. Any errors or omissions are the responsibility of the authors. Repo Runs

Antoine Martin; David Skeie; Antoine Martin; David Skeie; Ernst-ludwig Von Thadden

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Republic of Macedonia-World Bank Climate Projects | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Macedonia-World Bank Climate Projects Macedonia-World Bank Climate Projects Jump to: navigation, search Name Republic of Macedonia-World Bank Climate Projects Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis Website http://web.worldbank.org/exter Country Republic of Macedonia UN Region Southern Europe References World Bank-Macedonia[1] World Bank Active Climate Projects in the Republic of Macedonia Sustainable Energy GEF Project Sustainable Energy GEF Project "The development objective of the Sustainable Energy Project of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is to develop a sustainable market for energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) by supporting the development of an enabling framework, institutional capacity, and necessary

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EM Employees at West Valley Help Beat Goal for Food Banks | Department of  

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

Employees at West Valley Help Beat Goal for Food Banks Employees at West Valley Help Beat Goal for Food Banks EM Employees at West Valley Help Beat Goal for Food Banks December 5, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis West Valley Demonstration Project has a reputation for strong community involvement. Pictured here are the volunteers who distributed food to seven food banks. West Valley Demonstration Project has a reputation for strong community involvement. Pictured here are the volunteers who distributed food to seven food banks. WEST VALLEY, N.Y. - EM employees and their contractor counterparts at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) have supported their local food banks for several years, and this year was no exception. With just two days to go in the recent eight-day food drive, the employees and contractors at WVDP and other volunteers had collected only 43,982

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Wetland mitigation banking for the oil and gas industry: Assessment, conclusions, and recommendations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wetland mitigation banks are already in existence in the United States, and the number is increasing. To date, most of these banks have been created and operated for mitigation of impacts arising from highway or commercial development and have not been associated with the oil and gas industry. Argonne National Laboratory evaluated the positive and negative aspects of wetland mitigation banking for the oil and gas industry by examining banks already created for other uses by federal, state, and private entities. Specific issues addressed in this study include (1) the economic, ecological, and technical effectiveness of existing banks; (2) the changing nature of local, state, and federal jurisdiction; and (3) the unique regulatory and jurisdictional problems affecting bank developments associated with the oil and gas industry.

Wilkey, P.L.; Sundell, R.C.; Bailey, K.A.; Hayes, D.C.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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of interest are E-Business, e-commerce, e-service, e-governance, internet banking.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

areas of interest are E-Business, e-service, Knowledge management, business process management, CRM etc. Information technology is considered as the key driver for the changes taking place around the world. Internet banking (IB) is the latest and most innovative service offeredJIBC April 2010, Vol. 15, No.1- 2-by the banks. The transformation from the traditional banking to e-banking has been a 'leap ' change. The evolution of e-banking started from the use of Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) and telephone banking (tele-banking), direct bill payment, electronic fund transfer and the revolutionary online banking. This study determines the consumers perspective on internet banking adoption.

Rahmath Safeena

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Banked scratch-pad memory management for reducing leakage energy consumption  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Current trends indicate that leakage energy consumption will be an important concern in upcoming process technologies. In this paper, we propose a compiler-based leakage energy optimization strategy for on-chip scratch-pad memories (SPMs). The idea is to divide SPM into banks and use compiler-guided data layout optimization and data migration to maximize SPM bank idleness, thereby increasing the chances of placing banks into low-power (low-leakage) state.

M. J. Irwin; G. Chen

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

World Bank-MENA Regional-NAMAs and Corresponding Climate Finance...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

and Corresponding Climate Finance Instruments Jump to: navigation, search Name World Bank-MENA Regional-NAMAs and Corresponding Climate Finance Instruments AgencyCompany...

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"Introduction", in The Struggle for Accountability: The World Bank, NGOs and Grassroots Movements  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

more to cushion the social impact of adjustment; it alsothe environmental and social impact of World Bank projects.most projects, however, social impact, participation, and

Fox, Jonathan A; Brown, L. David

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Competition: A Re-Examination Bank of Finland Discussion Papers 12/2000  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily correspond to the views of the Bank of Finland

A Re-examination; A Re-examination; Erkki Koskela; Rune Stenbacka; Erkki Koskela; Rune Stenbacka

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Effectiveness of Global Private Regulation: The Implementation of the Equator Principles by Multinational Banks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

transforming RBS into a Green Investment Bank could kick-green finance is gaining traction domestically, however, there are no such policies governing the investments

Meyerstein, Ariel

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Case Study: Fuel Cells Increase Reliability at First National Bank of Omaha  

Fuel Cell Technologies Publication and Product Library (EERE)

A case study of the First National Bank of Omaha fuel cell system, covering 1999 through October 2009. The system reduced heating bills by more than $1 million.

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Organisational justice on work-related attitudes in selected commercial banks in Jordan.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This study investigated the relationship between employees' perceptions of justice and work attitudes in relation to organisational structure in selected commercial banks in Jordan. Both (more)

Abu-Tayeh, BK

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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World Bank Doing Business Reports | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

World Bank Doing Business Reports World Bank Doing Business Reports Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: World Bank Doing Business Reports Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Focus Area: Industry Topics: Market analysis Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.doingbusiness.org/ UN Region: Central Asia, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, "Pacific" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property., "Latin America and Caribbean" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property., "Western Asia & North Africa" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property., Northern America, "South Asia" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property., "Sub-Saharan Africa" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property., "Western & Eastern Europe" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

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Banks Lake Fishery Evaluation Project Annual Report : Fiscal Year 2001 (September 1, 2001 to August 31, 2002).  

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife implemented the Banks Lake Fishery Evaluation Project (BLFEP) in September 2001 with funds from the Bonneville Power Administration. The first year of the BLFEP was used to gather historic information, establish methods and protocols, collect limnology data, and conduct the first seasonal fish surveys. Water quality parameters were collected monthly from February to May and bi-monthly from June to August. Banks Lake water temperatures began to increase in April and stratification was apparent by June at all 3 limnology collection sites. By late August, the thermocline had dropped to nearly 20 m deep, with 19-20 C temperatures throughout the epilimnion. Dissolved oxygen levels were generally above 10 mg/L until mid summer when dissolved oxygen dropped near or below 5 mg/L below 20-m deep. Secchi depths ranged from 3-10 m and varied by location and date. Nearshore and offshore fish surveys were conducted in May and July using boat electrofishing, fyke net, gill net, and hydroacoustic surveys. Smallmouth bass Micropterous dolomieui (24%) and lake whitefish Coregonus clupeaformis (20%) dominated the nearshore species composition in May; however, by July yellow perch Perca flavescens (26%) were the second most common species to smallmouth bass (30%). Lake whitefish dominated the offshore catch during May (72%) and July (90%). The May hydroacoustic survey revealed highest densities of fish in the upper 1/3 of the water column in the mid- to northern sections of the reservoir near Steamboat Rock. In the future, data from seasonal surveys will be used to identify potential factors that may limit the production and harvest of kokanee, rainbow trout, and various spiny-rayed fishes in Banks Lake. The limiting factors that will be examined consist of: abiotic factors including water temperature, dissolved oxygen levels, habitat, exploitation and entrainment; and biotic factors including food limitation and predation. The BLFEP will also evaluate the success of several rearing and stocking strategies for hatchery kokanee in Banks Lake.

Polacek, Matt; Knuttgen, Kamia; Baldwin, Casey; Woller, Heather

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Effects of Capcitor Bank on Fault Ride Through Capibility of Induction Generator Hu, Y; Chen, Zhe  

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Effects of Capcitor Bank on Fault Ride Through Capibility of Induction Generator Hu, Y; Chen, Zhe Published in: Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, APPEEC 2010 DOI: 10., & Chen, Z. (2010). Effects of Capcitor Bank on Fault Ride Through Capibility of Induction Generator Based

Chen, Zhe

366

Symmetric extension for lifted filter banks and obstructions to reversible implementation  

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Symmetric pre-extension is a standard approach to boundary handling for finite-length input vectors with linear phase filter banks. It works with both conventional linear implementations and the so-called reversible, or integer-to-integer, implementations ... Keywords: Filter bank, JPEG 2000, Lifting, Reversible, Symmetric extension

Brendt Wohlberg; Christopher M. Brislawn

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Modeling the efficiency of top Arab banks: A DEA-neural network approach  

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This study investigates the efficiency of top Arab banks using two quantitative methodologies: data envelopment analysis and neural networks. The study uses a probabilistic neural network (PNN) and a traditional statistical classification method to model ... Keywords: Arab banks, Benchmarking, Data envelopment analysis, Discriminant analysis, Probabilistic neural networks, Relative efficiency

Mohamed M. Mostafa

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

INVASION NOTE Crassostrea gigas in natural oyster banks in southern Brazil  

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INVASION NOTE Crassostrea gigas in natural oyster banks in southern Brazil Cla´udio M. R. Melo ?.V. 2009 Abstract We report on the invasion of Brazil by the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas, and discuss was found amongst the native species in oyster banks up to 100 km south of oyster farms in South Brazil

Solé-Cava, Antonio M.

369

Risk management practices in IS outsourcing: an investigation into commercial banks in Nigeria  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This research work focuses on the risk management practices adopted by Commercial Banks in Nigeria that are related to the outsourcing of information systems (IS). The need for the research emerged from the lack of studies addressing these problems in ... Keywords: Commercial bank, IS risk management, IS strategic thinking, Information systems outsourcing

Bunmi Cynthia Adeleye; Fenio Annansingh; Miguel Baptista Nunes

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Reducing energy consumption of multiprocessor SoC architectures by exploiting memory bank locality  

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The next generation embedded architectures are expected to accommodate multiple processors on the same chip. While this makes interprocessor communication less costly as compared to traditional high-end parallel machines, it also makes off-chip requests ... Keywords: Banked memory systems, bank locality, compiler optimization, energy consumption, multiprocessor SoC

Mahmut Taylan Kandemir

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Energy Sector Management Assistance Program of the World Bank (ESMAP) |  

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Sector Management Assistance Program of the World Bank (ESMAP) Sector Management Assistance Program of the World Bank (ESMAP) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Energy Sector Management Assistance Program Name Energy Sector Management Assistance Program Address 1818 H Street, NW Place Washington, DC Zip 20433 Region Northeast - NY NJ CT PA Area Number of employees 11-50 Year founded 1983 Website http://www.esmap.org/esmap/ Coordinates 38.899458°, -77.042447° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":38.899458,"lon":-77.042447,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

372

World Bank Climate Innovation Centers | Open Energy Information  

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Innovation Centers Innovation Centers Jump to: navigation, search Name World Bank Climate Innovation Centers Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Climate Topics Finance, Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Website http://www.infodev.org/en/Proj Program Start 2011 Country Kenya, India, South Africa, Ethiopia, Vietnam UN Region South-Eastern Asia, "South Asia" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property., "Sub-Saharan Africa" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

373

South Africa-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) | Open  

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South Africa-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) South Africa-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: South Africa-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Name South Africa-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Partner Australia, Denmark, EC, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway Spain, Switzerland, UK, and US Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Non-renewable Energy, Buildings, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Goods and Materials, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, Offsets and Certificates, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs

374

X-ray Image Bank Open for Business - NERSC Center News, Feb 22, 2011  

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X-ray Image Bank Open X-ray Image Bank Open for Business X-ray Image Bank Open for Business February 22, 2011 Filipe Maia is building a data bank where scientists from around the world can deposit and share images generated by coherent x-ray light sources. A post-doctoral researcher with the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), Maia hopes the Coherent X-ray Imaging Data Bank, or CXIDB (http://www.cxidb.org) can help researchers make the most of their valuable data. Scientists use light sources to shoot intense x-ray beams into molecules, such as proteins, in order to understand their shapes and structures. The resulting diffraction patterns are painstakingly reconstructed to deduce an image. "It kind of works like a microscope, but it has no lens," Maia says.

375

Costa Rica-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) | Open  

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Costa Rica-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Costa Rica-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Costa Rica-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Name Costa Rica-The World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Partner Australia, Denmark, EC, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway Spain, Switzerland, UK, and US Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Non-renewable Energy, Buildings, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Goods and Materials, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, Industry, Offsets and Certificates, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Baseline projection, Finance, GHG inventory, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs

376

Neutronic analysis of the 1D and 1E banks reflux detection system  

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Two H Canyon neutron monitoring systems for early detection of postulated abnormal reflux conditions in the Second Uranium Cycle 1E and 1D Mixer-Settle Banks have been designed and built. Monte Carlo neutron transport simulations using the general purpose, general geometry, n-particle MCNP code have been performed to model expected response of the monitoring systems to varying conditions.The confirmatory studies documented herein conclude that the 1E and 1D neutron monitoring systems are able to achieve adequate neutron count rates for various neutron source and detector configurations, thereby eliminating excessive integration count time. Neutron count rate sensitivity studies are also performed. Conversely, the transport studies concluded that the neutron count rates are statistically insensitive to nitric acid content in the aqueous region and to the transition region length. These studies conclude that the 1E and 1D neutron monitoring systems are able to predict the postulated reflux conditions for all examined perturbations in the neutron source and detector configurations. In the cases examined, the relative change in the neutron count rates due to postulated transitions from normal {sup 235}U concentration levels to reflux levels remain satisfactory detectable.

Blanchard, A.

1999-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

377

Expert Meeting Report: Energy Savings You Can Bank On  

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

Energy Savings You Energy Savings You Can Bank On Mark Berman, Jeremy Springer, Pepper Smith, and Erik Porse Alliance for Residential Building Innovation 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

378

Colorado State Bank and Trust | Open Energy Information  

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Trust Trust Jump to: navigation, search Name Colorado State Bank and Trust Place Denver, Colorado Zip 80202 Sector Renewable Energy Product Leasing and lending for renewable projects Coordinates 39.74001°, -104.992259° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":39.74001,"lon":-104.992259,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

379

Risk assessment data bank design at the Savannah River Site  

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The Savannah River Site has designed and implemented a database system containing a series of compilations of incidents used primarily for risk assessment. Four databases have been designed and implemented using advanced database management system computer software. These databases exist for reprocessing, fuel fabrication, waste management, and the Savannah River Technology Center. They are combined into one system caged the Risk Assessment Methodology (RAM) Fault Tree Data Banks. This paper will discuss the logical design of the data, the menus, and the operating platform. Built-in updating features, such as batch and on-line data entry; data validation methods; automatic update features; and expert system programs, will also be discussed. User functions, such as on-line search/view/report and statistical functions, will be presented. Security features and backup and recovery methods will also be covered.

Townsend, C.S.; Johnson, K.B.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Risk assessment data bank design at the Savannah River Site  

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The Savannah River Site has designed and implemented a database system containing a series of compilations of incidents used primarily for risk assessment. Four databases have been designed and implemented using advanced database management system computer software. These databases exist for reprocessing, fuel fabrication, waste management, and the Savannah River Technology Center. They are combined into one system caged the Risk Assessment Methodology (RAM) Fault Tree Data Banks. This paper will discuss the logical design of the data, the menus, and the operating platform. Built-in updating features, such as batch and on-line data entry; data validation methods; automatic update features; and expert system programs, will also be discussed. User functions, such as on-line search/view/report and statistical functions, will be presented. Security features and backup and recovery methods will also be covered.

Townsend, C.S.; Johnson, K.B.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

1 Central Bank Balance Sheets and Long-term Forward Rates  

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There is considerable debate with respect to the eectiveness of initiatives recently introduced by central banks in response to the global nancial and economic crisis, and in particular, the impact of quantitative easing on long-term interest rates. Moreover, the impact of unconventional monetary policy may not be solely related to specic interventions per se rather, the impact may also be related to the overall size and composition of the central banks balance sheet. Central bank balance sheets have expanded considerably since fall 2008 in numerous countries, not just those undertaking quantitative easing. The objective of this paper is to examine the impact of the size of central bank balance sheets on long-term forward rates for a sample of developed countries. We nd that, controlling for expected ination, projected decits and other macro variables, an increase in central bank claims on the central government or central bank assets is associated with a decline in long-term forward rates.

Sharon Kozicki; Eric Santor; Lena Suchanek

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

In-bed tube bank for a fluidized-bed combustor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An in-bed tube bank (10) for a fluidized bed combustor. The tube bank (10) of the present invention comprises one or more fluid communicating boiler tubes (30) which define a plurality of selectively spaced boiler tube sections (32). The tube sections (32) are substantially parallel to one another and aligned in a common plane. The tube bank (10) further comprises support members (34) for joining adjacent tube sections (32), the support members (34) engaging and extending along a selected length of the tube sections (32) and spanning the preselected space therebetween.

Hemenway, Jr., Lloyd F. (Morgantown, WV)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Energy Sector Management Assistance Program of the World Bank Feed | Open  

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World Bank Feed World Bank Feed Jump to: navigation, search Home | About | Inventory | Partnerships | Capacity Building | Webinars | Reports | Events | News | List Serve CLEAN Member Feeds Center for Environment and National Security at Scripps Centro de Energías Renovables (CER) The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) ClimateWorks Foundation Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN) Ecofys Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) Energy Sector Management Assistance Program of the World Bank (ESMAP) Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA-TM) German Aerospace Center (DLR) German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP)

384

THE GREEN BANK TELESCOPE H II REGION DISCOVERY SURVEY. IV. HELIUM AND CARBON RECOMBINATION LINES  

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The Green Bank Telescope H II Region Discovery Survey (GBT HRDS) found hundreds of previously unknown Galactic regions of massive star formation by detecting hydrogen radio recombination line (RRL) emission from candidate H II region targets. Since the HRDS nebulae lie at large distances from the Sun, they are located in previously unprobed zones of the Galactic disk. Here, we derive the properties of helium and carbon RRL emission from HRDS nebulae. Our target sample is the subset of the HRDS that has visible helium or carbon RRLs. This criterion gives a total of 84 velocity components (14% of the HRDS) with helium emission and 52 (9%) with carbon emission. For our highest quality sources, the average {sup 4}He{sup +}/H{sup +} abundance ratio by number, (y {sup +}), is 0.068 {+-} 0.023(1{sigma}). This is the same ratio as that measured for the sample of previously known Galactic H II regions. Nebulae without detected helium emission give robust y {sup +} upper limits. There are 5 RRL emission components with y {sup +} less than 0.04 and another 12 with upper limits below this value. These H II regions must have either a very low {sup 4}He abundance or contain a significant amount of neutral helium. The HRDS has 20 nebulae with carbon RRL emission but no helium emission at its sensitivity level. There is no correlation between the carbon RRL parameters and the 8 {mu}m mid-infrared morphology of these nebulae.

Wenger, Trey V.; Bania, T. M. [Astronomy Department, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215 (United States)] [Astronomy Department, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215 (United States); Balser, Dana S. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA, 22903-2475 (United States)] [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA, 22903-2475 (United States); Anderson, L. D. [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506 (United States)] [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506 (United States)

2013-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

385

Frequencies of micronuclei in bank voles from zones of high radiation at Chernobyl, Ukraine  

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A population of Clethrionomys glareolus (bank vole) from a highly radioactive area within the Chernobyl, Ukraine exclusion zone was sampled in June 1997 and in June and October 1998. Internal radiation doses from radiocesium were estimated to be as high as 8 rads/d. Total dose, which takes into account the internal dose form radiostrontium and the surrounding environment, was estimated to be 15 to 20 rads/d. In contrast, individuals from a reference population lying outside of the exclusion zone registered negligible levels of contamination. The authors used the micronucleus test in a double-blind study to analyze blood samples from 58 individuals. They scored more than 600,000 polychromatic erythrocytes (PCEs) but could not reject the null hypothesis that the frequency of micronucleated PCEs in voles exposed to radiation was equal to the frequency in unexposed voles. Results of their study stand in sharp contrast to earlier reports of increased frequencies of micronuclei in rodents exposed to fallout of the Chernobyl accident, but with radiation doses that were orders of magnitude lower than those reported here. Radio resistance and experimental methods are possible explanations for these differences in the results.

Rodgers, B.E.; Baker, R.J.

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Does Bankruptcy Reduce Foreclosure? Wenli Li, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia  

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(incomplete and preliminary) In the paper, we examine whether filing for bankruptcy delays or prevents foreclosure, using new household-level panel datasets that combine large samples of prime and subprime mortgages with information on homeowners non-mortgage debt. Bankruptcy is predicted to delay foreclosure both because legal actions against debtors are stayed for several months during the bankruptcy process and because homeowners gain financially from discharge of unsecured debt in bankruptcy and may use their gains to save their homes. Our main result is that bankruptcy is negatively related to the probability of both foreclosure starting and foreclosure ending with sale of the house, and the relationships are strongly statistically significant. However the number of foreclosures delayed by bankruptcy is small, probably because the 2005 bankruptcy reform made filing much more difficult and costly for debtors. *The views expressed here are the authors and do not represent those of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia or the Federal Reserve System. Michelle White is grateful for research support and hospitality from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Beijing. 1

Michelle J. White; Uc San Diego; Cheung Kong G. S. B

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

WORKING PAPER SERIESFEDERAL RESERVE BANK of ATLANTA WORKING PAPER SERIES The Federal Home Loan Bank System: The Lender of Next-to-Last Resort?  

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Abstract: The Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) System is a large, complex, and understudied governmentsponsored liquidity facility that currently has more than $1 trillion in secured loans outstanding, mostly to commercial banks and thrifts. This paper first documents the significant role played by the FHLB System at the outset of the ongoing financial crisis and then provides evidence about the uses of these funds by their bank and thrift members. We then identify the trade-offs faced by FHLB member-borrowers when choosing between accessing the FHLB System or the Federal Reserves discount window during the crisis. We conclude by describing the fragmented U.S. lender-of-last-resort framework and finding that additional clarity about the respective roles of the various liquidity facilities would be helpful.

Adam Ashcraft; Morten L. Bech; W. Scott Frame; Adam Ashcraft; Morten L. Bech; W. Scott Frame

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Making Development Climate Resilient: A World Bank Strategy for Sub-Saharan  

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Making Development Climate Resilient: A World Bank Strategy for Sub-Saharan Making Development Climate Resilient: A World Bank Strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Making Development Climate Resilient: A World Bank Strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Sector: Energy, Land, Climate Focus Area: Economic Development Topics: Implementation, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website: www.uncclearn.org/sites/www.uncclearn.org/files/inventory/WB85.pdf Cost: Free UN Region: "Sub-Saharan Africa" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

389

World Bank-The Role of Nonmotorized Transport | Open Energy Information  

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form form View 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 with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » World Bank-The Role of Nonmotorized Transport Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: World Bank-Role of Nonmotorized Transport Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Focus Area: Transportation Resource Type: Publications Website: siteresources.worldbank.org/INTURBANTRANSPORT/Resources/chapter9.pdf Cost: Free World Bank-Role of Nonmotorized Transport Screenshot References: The Role of Nonmotorized Transport[1] "Despite its economic importance to the poor-both as a mode of transport and a source of income-and its environmental advantages, the potential of

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from Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC NEWS SRS Employees Donate Food to Golden Harvest Food Bank  

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Employees Donate Food to Golden Harvest Food Bank Employees Donate Food to Golden Harvest Food Bank AIKEN, S.C. - (June 7, 2012) Today, the Savannah River Site (SRS) donated $22,000 and 18,000 pounds of food during its annual food drive for the Golden Harvest Food Bank. Several SRS organizations participated in this food drive-Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Savannah River Remediation, U.S. Forest Service-Savannah River, URS and WSI- Savannah River. The SRS food drive is one of Golden Harvest Food Bank's largest, local fund-raisers. According to Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC President and CEO Dwayne Wilson, the Site's past food drives have collec- tively yielded over 262,475 pounds of food for Golden Harvest. "We're pleased to support Golden Harvest in their highly effective efforts as they strive

391

Depth-Dependent Studies of Tidally Induced Residual Currents on the Sides of Georges Bank  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using a depth-dependent tidal model, the tidally induced residual currents on the northern and southern sections of Georges Bank are computed and the effects of various physical parameters on the current are examined. Because of significant on-...

Kim-Tai Tee

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Agreement for Minority Financial Institutions Participation in the Bank Deposit Financial Assistance Program  

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

As a condition of participation in the Bank Deposit Financial Assistance Program(BDFAP), the Minority Financial lnstitution fully agrees to comply with the intent of theprogram, the...

393

Laboratory and Analytical Model Studies of the Faroe Bank Channel Deep-Water Outflow  

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Results are described from a combined laboratory and analytical study of the dense, deep-water flow through the Faroe Bank Channel. Archival field data have been used to specify the velocity and density field conditions in an idealized, distorted ...

P. A. Davies; A. K. Whlin; Y. Guo

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

World Bank-Morocco Study on the Impact of Climate Change on the...  

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Morocco Study on the Impact of Climate Change on the Agricultural Sector Jump to: navigation, search Name World Bank-Morocco Study on the Impact of Climate Change on the...

395

Topographic Rectification of Tidal Currents on the Sides of Georges Bank  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The rectification of M2 tidal currents on the sloping sides of Georges Bank is predicted to make an important year-round contribution to its observed mean clockwise circulation. A rectification mechanism involving continuity and Coriolis effects, ...

John W. Loder

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Improving business and information strategy alignment: Learning from the banking industry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An empirical study that explored business and information strategy alignment in the information-intensive and competitive Australian banking industry is featured in this paper. The aim of the study was to identify organizational practices that contribute ...

M. Broadbent; P. Weill

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

A Model of the Tidally Induced Residual Circulation in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A three-dimensional nonlinear numerical hydrodynamic model using Legendre polynomials to represent the vertical structure of the horizontal currents has been used to study the tidally induced residual flows in the Gulf of MaineGeorges Bank study ...

Tatsusaburo Isaji; Malcolm L. Spaulding

1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

A Comparison of Georges Bank, Gulf of Maine and New England Shelf Tidal Dynamics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The semidiurnal tidal currents associated with the near-resonant response of the Gulf of Maine-Bay of Fundy system are amplified over the relatively shallow depths of Georges Bank, thus leading to enhanced energy dissipation, vertical mixing and ...

Wendell S. Brown

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Conservation and Wetland Banking Opportunities Within Transmission Rights-of-Way.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electric transmission line rights-of-way (ROWs) encompass millions of acres. Some of these lands include aquatic resources and land suitable for threatened or endangered species habitat. Wetland mitigation banking and habitat conservation banking provide legally recognized ways to offset permitted impacts to aquatic resources and wildlife by providing compensatory mitigation "credits" generated by conservation activities. Because ROW corridor lands traverse a variety of aquatic resources and habitats, an...

2008-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

400

In situ determination of the static inductance and resistance of a plasma focus capacitor bank  

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The static (unloaded) electrical parameters of a capacitor bank are of utmost importance for the purpose of modeling the system as a whole when the capacitor bank is discharged into its dynamic electromagnetic load. Using a physical short circuit across the electromagnetic load is usually technically difficult and is unnecessary. The discharge can be operated at the highest pressure permissible in order to minimize current sheet motion, thus simulating zero dynamic load, to enable bank parameters, static inductance L{sub 0}, and resistance r{sub 0} to be obtained using lightly damped sinusoid equations given the bank capacitance C{sub 0}. However, for a plasma focus, even at the highest permissible pressure it is found that there is significant residual motion, so that the assumption of a zero dynamic load introduces unacceptable errors into the determination of the circuit parameters. To overcome this problem, the Lee model code is used to fit the computed current trace to the measured current waveform. Hence the dynamics is incorporated into the solution and the capacitor bank parameters are computed using the Lee model code, and more accurate static bank parameters are obtained.

Saw, S. H. [INTI University College, Nilai 71800 (Malaysia); Institute for Plasma Focus Studies, 32 Oakpark Drive, Chadstone, Victoria 3148 (Australia); Lee, S. [INTI University College, Nilai 71800 (Malaysia); Institute for Plasma Focus Studies, 32 Oakpark Drive, Chadstone, Victoria 3148 (Australia); National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637616 (Singapore); Roy, F.; Chong, P. L.; Vengadeswaran, V.; Sidik, A. S. M.; Leong, Y. W.; Singh, A. [INTI University College, Nilai 71800 (Malaysia)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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THE WORLD BANK ? URBAN AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT URBAN WASTE MANAGEMENTCOMPOSTING AND ITS APPLICABILITY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES  

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Urban and Local Government Working Papers are published to communicate the results of the Banks work to the development community with the least possible delay. The typescript of this paper therefore has not been prepared in accordance with the procedures appropriate to formal printed texts, and the World Bank accepts no responsibility for errors. Some sources cited in this paper may be informal documents that are not readily available. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this paper are entirely those of the author(s) and should not be attributed in any manner to the World Bank, to its affiliated organizations, or to members of its Board of Executive Directors or the countries they represent. The World Bank does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this publication and accepts no responsibility for any consequence of their use. The boundaries, colors, denominations, and other information shown on any map in this volume do not imply on the part of the World Bank Group any judgment on the legal status of any territory or the endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries.

Daniel Hoornweg; Laura Thomas; Lambert Otten

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SIMULATIONS OF THE AGS MMPS STORING ENERGY IN CAPACITOR BANKS  

SciTech Connect

The Brookhaven AGS Main Magnet Power Supply (MMPS) is a thyristor control supply rated at 5500 Amps, +/-9000 Volts. The peak magnet power is 50 MWatts. The power supply is fed from a motor/generator manufactured by Siemens. The generator is 3 phase 7500 Volts rated at 50 MVA. The peak power requirements come from the stored energy in the rotor of the motor/generator. The motor generator is about 45 years old, made by Siemens and it is not clear if companies will be manufacturing similar machines in the future. We are therefore investigating different ways of storing energy for future AGS MMPS operations. This paper will present simulations of a power supply where energy is stored in capacitor banks. Two dc to dc converters will be presented along with the control system of the power section. The switching elements will be IGCT's made by ABB. The simulation program used is called PSIM version 6.1. The average power from the local power authority into the power supply will be kept constant during the pulsing of the magnets at +/-50 MW. The reactive power will also be kept constant below 1.5 MVAR. Waveforms will be presented.

MARNERIS,I.; BADEA, V.S.; BONATI, R.; ROSER, T.; SANDBERG, J.

2007-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

403

User's guide for the alternative-fuel data bank  

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The Department of Energy's Bartlesville Energy Technology Center (BETC) with the support of the Conservation and Renewable Energy Division has established an information system that is designed to provide rapid access to information concerning alternative fuels for transportation uses. This information system operates on the PDP-11/70 computer located at BETC. The Alternative Fuels Data Bank (AFDB) consists of three files that contain bibliographical information on publications and summaries of current research activities. The data stored in these files deal with the use of fuels from nonpetroleum sources and nonconventional fuels from petroleum sources in transportation applications. The computer programs serve as a data base management system that manipulates data in the files (i.e., stores, changes, and deletes the data) and retrieves it as required to produce printed reports. The AFDB and the retrieval programs are only a phone call away. The only equipment needed, besides this manual, are a telephone and remote-access terminal. The AFDB is open to the research community at no cost. The purpose of this manual is to supply users of the AFDB with enough material to enable independent operation. A brief history and description of the AFDB are provided.

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1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An empirical analysis of the effects of market response to bank loan announcements in the Hong Kong stock market.  

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??This study will validate several key results from previous studies of bank loan announcement effects by using the data from Hong Kong market following the (more)

Chen, Qing

405

Green Bank Telescope Studies of Giant Pulses from Millisecond Pulsars  

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We have conducted a search for giant pulses from four millisecond pulsars using the 100m Green Bank Telescope. Coherently dedispersed time-series from PSR J0218+4232 were found to contain giant pulses of very short intrinsic duration whose energies follow power-law statistics. The giant pulses are in phase with the two minima of the radio integrated pulse profile but are phase aligned with the peaks of the X-ray profile. Historically, individual pulses more than 10-20 times the mean pulse energy have been deemed to be ``giant pulses''. As only 4 of the 155 pulses had energies greater than 10 times the mean pulse-energy, we argue the emission mechanism responsible for giant pulses should instead be defined through: (a) intrinsic timescales of microsecond or nanosecond duration; (b) power-law energy statistics; and (c) emission occurring in narrow phase-windows coincident with the phase windows of non-thermal X-ray emission. Four short-duration pulses with giant-pulse characteristics were also observed from PSR B1957+20. As the inferred magnetic fields at the light cylinders of the millisecond pulsars that emit giant pulses are all very high, this parameter has previously been considered to be an indicator of giant pulse emissivity. However, the frequency of giant pulse emission from PSR~B1957+20 is significantly lower than for other millisecond pulsars that have similar magnetic fields at their light cylinders. This suggests that the inferred magnetic field at the light cylinder is a poor indicator of the rate of emission of giant pulses.

H. S. Knight; M. Bailes; R. N. Manchester; S. M. Ord; B. A. Jacoby

2005-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

406

Measuring and Understanding the Energy Use Signatures of a Bank Building  

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The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory measured and analyzed the energy end-use patterns in a bank building located in the north-eastern United States. This work was performed in collaboration with PNC Financial Service Group under the US DOEs Commercial Building Partnerships Program. This paper presents the metering study and the results of the metered data analysis. It provides a benchmark for the energy use of different bank-related equipments. The paper also reveals the importance of metering in fully understanding building loads and indentifying opportunities for energy efficiency improvements that will have impacts across PNCs portfolio of buildings and were crucial to reducing receptacle loads in the design of a net-zero bank branches. PNNL worked with PNC to meter a 4,000 ft2 bank branch in the state of Pennsylvania. 71 electrical circuits were monitored and 25 stand-alone watt-hour meters were installed at the bank. These meters monitored the consumption of all interior and exterior lighting, receptacle loads, service water heating, and the HVAC rooftop unit at a 5-minute sampling interval from November 2009 to November 2010. A total of over 8 million data records were generated, which were then analyzed to produce the end-use patterns, daily usage profiles, rooftop unit usage cycles, and inputs for calibrating the energy model of the building.

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

2012-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

407

Banked microarchitectures for complexity-effective superscalar microprocessors  

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High performance superscalar microarchitectures exploit instruction-level parallelism (ILP) to improve processor performance by executing instructions out of program order and by speculating on branch instructions. Monolithic ...

Tseng, Jessica Hui-Chun, 1977-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Quarterly Report on Bank Derivatives Activities | Data.gov  

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digital@treasury.gov Unique Identifier TREAS-1193 Public Access Level public Data Dictionary http:www.fdic.gov Data Download URL http:www.occ.govftpderiv...

409

Habitat use, growth, and mortality of post-settlement lane snapper (Lutjanus synagris) on natural banks in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico  

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Three low-relief banks (Heald Bank, Sabine Bank, Freeport Rocks) in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico were evaluated as lane snapper (Lutjanus synagris Linnaeus, 1758) nursery habitat. Trawl surveys were conducted in three habitat types (inshore mud, shell ridge, offshore mud), designated by side-scan sonar surveys, to determine patterns of distribution and abundance. Heald Bank and Sabine Bank were trawled in 2003 while Freeport Rocks was trawled in 2000 (Freeport A) and 2004 (Freeport B). Density of lane snapper was higher on Sabine Bank (20.8 2.8 ind ha-1) than on Heald Bank (1.1 0.4 ind ha-1), Freeport A (12.7 2.3 ind ha-1) or Freeport B (3.0 1.0 ind ha-1). Habitat-specific differences in density were observed, although patterns were not consistent among banks. Highest densities of lane snapper were found on Heald Banks offshore habitat (1.7 1.0 ind ha-1), Sabine Banks ridge habitat (26.5 6.9 ind ha-1), and on the inshore habitat of Freeport A and B (17.6 4.9 ind ha-1 and 4.8 3.6, respectively). Otolith microstructure analysis was performed on lane snapper collected in trawl surveys to determine age, hatch-date distribution, growth and mortality of new recruits. Hatch dates ranged from May 1 to August 31, peaking in June for Freeport (A and B) and in July for Heald Bank and Sabine Bank. Growth rates varied from 0.90 mm d-1 at Heald Bank to 1.27 mm d-1 at Sabine Bank, and rates were highest on the ridge habitat of Sabine Bank (1.31 mm d-1). Mortality of post-settlement lane snapper was higher on Sabine Bank (15.2% d-1; Z = 0.165), than on Freeport A (9.2% d- 1; Z = 0.097), and was greatest on the ridge habitat of Sabine Bank (24 % d-1; Z = 0.275). Recruitment potential (G : Z), evaluated on habitats at Sabine Bank, was highest on the offshore habitat, with a value greater than 1.0, indicating higher potential contribution to the adult population. Results indicate Heald Bank, Sabine Bank, and Freeport Rocks all serve as settlement habitat of lane snapper, which appear to be capable of successful settlement across a variety of habitats and banks.

Mikulas, Joseph John

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Expert Meeting Report: Energy Savings You Can Bank On | Department of  

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

Energy Savings You Can Bank On Energy Savings You Can Bank On Expert Meeting Report: Energy Savings You Can Bank On In October 2011, ARBI organized and conducted an Experts Meeting on the topic of performance guarantees and financing vehicles for Energy Efficiency Upgrades. The meeting brought together technical, policy, and financial experts, including researchers, experienced installation contractors, and innovative energy business leaders, in order to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the energy efficiency upgrade industry to increase market uptake of Home Energy Upgrades (HEUs) through innovative offerings, such as performance guarantees. The meeting had several primary goals. First, it sought to understand how other industries have developed successful models for financing renewable energy installations while

411

EM Rockets Past Target for Donations to Stock Food Banks | Department of  

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

Rockets Past Target for Donations to Stock Food Banks Rockets Past Target for Donations to Stock Food Banks EM Rockets Past Target for Donations to Stock Food Banks November 13, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis EMCBC Director Jack Craig, left to right, EM Executive Assistant Jillian Carter, who is EM's Feds Feed Families representative, and Senior Advisor for Environmental Management David Huizenga pause for a photo Nov. 8. Craig holds the "Teamwork Award" he and his staff received. EMCBC Director Jack Craig, left to right, EM Executive Assistant Jillian Carter, who is EM's Feds Feed Families representative, and Senior Advisor for Environmental Management David Huizenga pause for a photo Nov. 8. Craig holds the "Teamwork Award" he and his staff received. Savannah River Site Acquisition Operations Division Director David Hepner donated more than 1,000 pounds of food to the campaign.

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World Bank-Morocco Study on the Impact of Climate Change on the  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Morocco Study on the Impact of Climate Change on the Morocco Study on the Impact of Climate Change on the Agricultural Sector Jump to: navigation, search Name World Bank-Morocco Study on the Impact of Climate Change on the Agricultural Sector Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Co-benefits assessment, Background analysis Resource Type Lessons learned/best practices Website http://www.fao.org/nr/climpag/ Country Morocco UN Region Northern Africa References Morocco Study on the Impact of Climate Change on the Agricultural Sector[1] Summary "The present document is an interim report on climate change impacts on crop yields in Morocco. It is part of a larger study led by the World Bank and the Government of Morocco on climate change and agriculture. The yield

413

Microsoft Word - CX-Bell-BoundaryNo3BankStabilizationFY13_WEB.doc  

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

3 3 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEPR-Bell-1 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Tom McClatchie Project Manager - TF-Bell-1 Proposed Action: Install rip rap along the stream bank at two wood pole structures located along the Bell-Boundary No. 3 transmission line PP&A Project No.: 2607 Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B1.3 Routine maintenance Location: Bell-Boundary No. 3, structure 74/7 and 77/7, Stevens County, WA Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: Recent channel shifts of the meandering streams have resulted in stream bank erosion and stream encroachment towards structures 74/7 and 77/7 of the Bell-Boundary No. 3, 230-kV transmission line. Stabilization of the stream bank at each

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Ex-Im Bank Environmental Export Finance Program | Open Energy Information  

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Finance Program Finance Program Jump to: navigation, search Name Ex-Im Bank Environmental Export Financing Agency/Company /Organization Ex-Im Bank Sector Energy, Land Topics Finance, Implementation Website http://www.exim.gov/products/p References Environmental Export Financing Webpage [1] "Ex-Im Bank's financing helps mitigate risk for U.S. environmental companies and also offers competitive financing terms to international buyers for the purchase of U.S.-made environmental goods and services. Sectors: Active portfolio that includes financing for U.S. exports of: Renewable energy equipment Wastewater treatment projects Air pollution technologies Waste management services Other various environmental goods and services" [1] References ↑ 1.0 1.1 [1] Retrieved from

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Solid health care waste management status at health care centers in the West Bank - Palestinian Territory  

SciTech Connect

Health care waste is considered a major public health hazard. The objective of this study was to assess health care waste management (HCWM) practices currently employed at health care centers (HCCs) in the West Bank - Palestinian Territory. Survey data on solid health care waste (SHCW) were analyzed for generated quantities, collection, separation, treatment, transportation, and final disposal. Estimated 4720.7 m{sup 3} (288.1 tons) of SHCW are generated monthly by the HCCs in the West Bank. This study concluded that: (i) current HCWM practices do not meet HCWM standards recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) or adapted by developed countries, and (ii) immediate attention should be directed towards improvement of HCWM facilities and development of effective legislation. To improve the HCWM in the West Bank, a national policy should be implemented, comprising a comprehensive plan of action and providing environmentally sound and reliable technological measures.

Al-Khatib, Issam A. [Institute of Environmental and Water Studies, Birzeit University, P.O. Box 14, Birzeit, Ramallah, West Bank (Palestinian Territory, Occupied)], E-mail: ikhatib@birzeit.edu; Sato, Chikashi [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho (United States)

2009-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

416

A Review of the World Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Readiness  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » A Review of the World Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Readiness Preparation Proposals Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: A Review of the World Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Readiness Preparation Proposals Agency/Company /Organization: World Resources Institute Sector: Land Focus Area: Forestry Topics: Implementation, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Lessons learned/best practices Website: pdf.wri.org/working_papers/getting_ready_2010-07-13.pdf A Review of the World Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Readiness Preparation Proposals Screenshot References: A Review of R-PP[1] This working paper is part of a series of regular updates reviewing the Readiness Preparation Proposals (R-PPs) submitted by REDD+ Country

417

A new approach to dealing with negative numbers in efficiency analysis: An application to the Indonesian banking sector  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using a new approach, 'SORM SBM' DEA, this paper analyses the efficiency of Indonesian banks during the period 2003-2007. The results prove highly sensitive to both the choice of modelling methodology used to handle negative numbers (i.e., Silva Portela ... Keywords: Banking, Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), Efficiency, Indonesia

Muliaman D. Hadad; Maximilian J. B. Hall; Karligash A. Kenjegalieva; Wimboh Santoso; Richard Simper

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

A fuzzy AHP and DEA approach for making bank loan decisions for small and medium enterprises in Taiwan  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Due to the competition among financial institutions has become fiercer in Taiwan now, each bank not only provides varied service, but also attracts consumers with low price by all means. However, the derivative problem may unable to be handled by the ... Keywords: Bank loan decisions, Data envelopment analysis, Fuzzy analytic hierarchy process, Small and medium enterprises

Z. H. Che; H. S. Wang; Chih-Ling Chuang

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

WIDER Working Paper No. 2013/017 Assessing the effectiveness of World Bank investments The gender dimension  

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Today it is widely acknowledged that increasing the gender sensitivity of development aid increases its effectiveness. This report evaluates the extent to which the World Bank integrates gender concerns into its policies and investments, pointing out structural, financial and policy gaps that risk negatively impacting women in countries with Bank investments. The report evaluates Bank investments in agriculture and rural development; sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS; and conflict prevention and post-conflict reconstruction, finding that though the Bank has made important progress in recognizing gender equality as a goal in its own right, many of its investments still superficially include womens concerns. The report concludes with recommendations for making World Bank investments responsive to womens needs and rights.

Claire Lauterbach; Elaine Zuckerman

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

The balancing act of template bank construction: inspiral waveform template banks for gravitational-wave detectors and optimizations at fixed computational cost  

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Gravitational-wave searches for signals from inspiralling compact binaries have relied on matched filtering banks of waveforms (called template banks) to try to extract the signal waveforms from the detector data. These template banks have been constructed using four main considerations, the region of parameter space of interest, the sensitivity of the detector, the matched filtering bandwidth, and the sensitivity one is willing to lose due to the granularity of template placement, the latter of which is governed by the minimal match. In this work we describe how the choice of the lower frequency cutoff, the lower end of the matched filter frequency band, can be optimized for detection. We also show how the minimal match can be optimally chosen in the case of limited computational resources. These techniques are applied to searches for binary neutron star signals that have been previously performed when analyzing Initial LIGO and Virgo data and will be performed analyzing Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo data using the expected detector sensitivity. By following the algorithms put forward here, the volume sensitivity of these searches is predicted to improve without increasing the computational cost of performing the search.

Drew Keppel

2013-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Hosts Festival to Collect Items for Area Food Banks | Department of  

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

Festival to Collect Items for Area Food Banks Festival to Collect Items for Area Food Banks DOE Hosts Festival to Collect Items for Area Food Banks July 1, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis The DOE Feeds Families Fest and Hunger Awareness Event are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Forrestal West Plaza in Washington, D.C. The DOE Feeds Families Fest and Hunger Awareness Event are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Forrestal West Plaza in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman and a representative of the Capital Area Food Bank are among the guest speakers at an event this Tuesday, July 31, to collect food items for the DOE Feeds Families drive. The DOE Feeds Families Fest and Hunger Awareness Event are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Forrestal West Plaza in Washington, D.C. The fest features an

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A speculative control scheme for an energy-efficient banked register file  

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AbstractMultiported register files are critical components of modern superscalar and simultaneously multithreaded (SMT) processors, but conventional designs consume considerable die area and power as register counts and issue widths grow. Banked multiported register files consisting of multiple interleaved banks of lesser ported cells can be used to reduce area, power, and access time and previous work has shown that such designs can provide sufficient bandwidth for a superscalar machine. These previous banked designs, however, have complex control structures to avoid bank conflicts or to buffer conflicting requests, which add to design complexity and would likely limit cycle time. This paper presents a much simpler and faster control scheme that speculatively issues potentially conflicting instructions, then quickly repairs the pipeline if conflicts occur. We show that, once optimizations to avoid regfile reads are employed, the remaining read accesses observed in detailed simulations are close to randomly distributed and this contributes to the effectiveness of our speculative control scheme. For a four-issue superscalar processor with 64 physical registers, we show that we can reduce area by a factor of three, access time by 25 percent, and energy by 40 percent, while decreasing IPC by less than 5 percent. For an eight-issue SMT processor with 512 physical registers, area is reduced by a factor of seven, access time by 30 percent, and energy by 60 percent, while decreasing IPC by less than 2 percent. Index TermsLow-power, register file, speculative control, superscalar, simultaneous multithreading. 1

Jessica H. Tseng; Student Member; Krste Asanovic

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Balanced reconfiguration of storage banks in a hybrid electrical energy storage system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Compared with the conventional homogeneous electrical energy storage (EES) systems, hybrid electrical energy storage (HEES) systems provide high output power and energy density as well as high power conversion efficiency and low self-discharge at a low ... Keywords: bank reconfiguration, hybrid electrical energy storage system

Younghyun Kim; Sangyoung Park; Yanzhi Wang; Qing Xie; Naehyuck Chang; Massimo Poncino; Massoud Pedram

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Negative Equity Does Not Reduce Homeowners Mobility Sam Schulhofer-WohlFEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF MINNEAPOLIS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This publication primarily presents economic research aimed at improving policymaking by the Federal Reserve System and other governmental authorities. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis or the Federal Reserve System. EDITOR: Kei-Mu Yi

unknown authors

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Storm-Forced Baroclinic Near-Inertial Currents on the Grand Bank  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Current meter data for six mouths from the Grand Bank are analyzed to study inertial currents generated by moving storms. It is found that during periods of strong winds, but no well-defined storm system, the inertial motion exhibits no simple ...

Brad De Young; C. L. Tang

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

The internet and an opportunity to re-invent the banking system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is an opinion paper. It argues that conditions are ripe for the reinvention of a core component of the banking system by having an autonomous institution to house the deposit accounts of individuals and companies. This institution would own and ...

Michael S. H. Heng; Steve C. A. Peters

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2012-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

428

Can an "Indigenous Employment Program" work? A case study of National Australia Bank  

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Can an "Indigenous Employment Program" work? A case study of National Australia Bank Anne Daly, J780, J240 #12;2 Can an "Indigenous Employment Program" work? A case study of National Australia reports the results of a study of participants in the NAB Indigenous Employment Program who have become

429

CarbBank: A structural and bibliographic database for complex carbohydrates  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The CarbBank project has several key facets: building a computer database that presents carbohydrate sequence information derived from the published literature, programming to create computer applications that use the information in the database, creating software for multiple computer platforms, and distributing software to end users.

Albersheim, P.

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Current System South and East of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During AprilJune 1972 three ships conducted a survey of the region between the Grand Banks and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, including a grid of hydrographic stations, and two long lines of near-bottom current-meter moorings across the Gulf Stream and ...

R. Allyn Clarke; Harry W. Hill; Robert F. Reiniger; Bruce A. Warren

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Do Investment Banks' Relationships with Investors Impact Pricing? The Case of Convertible Bond Issues  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines the role of repeat interactions between placement agents (investment banks) and investors in the initial pricing of convertible bonds. Under the assumption that attracting repeat investors can reduce search frictions in primary issue ... Keywords: convertible bonds, corporate finance, securities issuance, underpricing

Brian J. Henderson; Heather Tookes

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

A fuzzy MCDM approach for evaluating banking performance based on Balanced Scorecard  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper proposed a Fuzzy Multiple Criteria Decision Making (FMCDM) approach for banking performance evaluation. Drawing on the four perspectives of a Balanced Scorecard (BSC), this research first summarized the evaluation indexes synthesized from the ... Keywords: Balance Scorecard (BSC), FMCDM, Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (FAHP), TOPSIS, VIKOR

Hung-Yi Wu; Gwo-Hshiung Tzeng; Yi-Hsuan Chen

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Company Level Imports Archives  

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

Company Level Imports Company Level Imports Archives 2013 Imports by Month January XLS February XLS March XLS April XLS May XLS June XLS July XLS August XLS September XLS...

434

Weak maser emission of methyl formate toward Sagittarius B2(N) in the Green Bank Telescope PRIMOS Survey  

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A non-LTE radiative transfer treatment of cis-methyl formate (HCOOCH3) rotational lines is presented for the first time using a set of theoretical collisional rate coefficients. These coefficients have been computed in the temperature range 5-30 K by combining coupled-channel scattering calculations with a high accuracy potential energy surface for HCOOCH3-He. The results are compared to observations toward the Sagittarius B2(N) molecular cloud using the publicly available PRIMOS survey from the Green Bank Telescope. A total of 49 low-lying transitions of methyl formate, with upper levels below 25 K, are identified. These lines are found to probe a presumably cold (~30 K), moderately dense (~1e4 cm-3) and extended region surrounding Sgr B2(N). The derived column density of ~4e14 cm-2 is only a factor of ~10 larger than the column density of the trans conformer in the same source. Provided that the two conformers have the same spatial distribution, this result suggests that strongly non-equilibrium processes m...

Faure, Alexandre; Szalewicz, Krzysztof; Wiesenfeld, Laurent

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Bounds on Dark Matter Properties from Radio Observations of Ursa Major II using the Green Bank Telescope  

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Radio observations of the Ursa Major II dwarf spheroidal galaxy obtained using the Green Bank Telescope are used to place bounds on WIMP dark matter properties. Dark matter annihilation releases energy in the form of charged particles which emit synchrotron radiation in the magnetic field of the dwarf galaxy. We compute the expected synchrotron radiation intensity from WIMP annihilation to various primary channels. The predicted synchrotron radiation is sensitive to the distribution of dark matter in the halo, the diffusion coefficient D_0, the magnetic field strength B, the particle mass m_\\chi, the annihilation rate , and the annihilation channel. Limits on , m_\\chi, B, and D_0 are obtained for the e^+ e^-, \\mu^+ \\mu^-, \\tau^+ \\tau^-, and b \\bar b channels. Constraints on these parameters are sensitive to uncertainties in the measurement of the dark matter density profile. For the best fit halo parameters derived from stellar kinematics, we exclude 10 GeV WIMPs annihilating directly to e^+ e^- at the thermal rate = 2.18 x 10^{-26} cm^3/s at the 2\\sigma level, for B > 0.6 microGauss (1.6 microGauss) and D_0 = 0.1 (1.0) x the Milky Way diffusion value.

Aravind Natarajan; Jeffrey B. Peterson; Tabitha C. Voytek; Kristine Spekkens; Brian Mason; James Aguirre; Beth Willman

2013-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

436

Liquid level detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A liquid level detector for low pressure boilers. A boiler tank, from which apor, such as steam, normally exits via a main vent, is provided with a vertical side tube connected to the tank at the desired low liquid level. When the liquid level falls to the level of the side tube vapor escapes therethrough causing heating of a temperature sensitive device located in the side tube, which, for example, may activate a liquid supply means for adding liquid to the boiler tank. High liquid level in the boiler tank blocks entry of vapor into the side tube, allowing the temperature sensitive device to cool, for example, to ambient temperature.

Grasso, Albert P. (Vernon, CT)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Liquid level detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A liquid level detector for low pressure boilers. A boiler tank, from which vapor, such as steam, normally exits via a main vent, is provided with a vertical side tube connected to the tank at the desired low liquid level. When the liquid level falls to the level of the side tube vapor escapes therethrough causing heating of a temperature sensitive device located in the side tube, which, for example, may activate a liquid supply means for adding liquid to the boiler tank. High liquid level in the boiler tank blocks entry of vapor into the side tube, allowing the temperature sensitive device to cool, for example, to ambient temperature.

Grasso, A.P.

1984-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

438

Diagnosis of physical and biological controls on phytoplankton distribution in the Gulf of Maine-Georges Bank region  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The linkage between physics and biology is studied by applying a one-dimensional model and a two-dimensional model to the Sargasso Sea and the Gulf of Maine- Georges Bank region, respectively. The first model investigates ...

Wang, Caixia

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Banking sector of the Russian Federation : study of the correlation between commodity prices and key safety, soundness and performance indicators  

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The purpose of this work is to provide a comprehensive overview of the state of banking system in Russia, and to understand its core dependencies and potential risks. The system, the way we find it now, has evolved though ...

Sinilov, Nikolay

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Using Boosting for Financial Analysis and Performance Prediction: Application to S&P 500 Companies, Latin American ADRs and Banks  

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Application to S&P 500 Companies, Latin American ADRs andon one sample each of S&P 500 companies, American DepositoryADRs) of Latin American companies and Latin American banks.

Creamer, Germn; Freund, Yoav

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Speakers: Adam Sieminski, Deutsche Bank Stephen P. A. Brown, Resources for the Future  

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5: "Energy and the Economy" 5: "Energy and the Economy" Speakers: Adam Sieminski, Deutsche Bank Stephen P. A. Brown, Resources for the Future Donald L. Paul, University of Southern California Energy Institute David Sandalow, DOE Christof Rühl, Group Chief Economist, BP [Note: Recorders did not pick up introduction of panel (see biographies for details on the panelists) or introduction of session.] Adam: Microphone. So, we've lost a little bit of time because of all of the sessions running a bit over, but here is how we're going to make that up. I had about 12 minutes worth of slides that we're going to abandon. Isn't that great? We get to hear from the panelists rather than me. Now, my name is Adam Sieminski. I'm the Chief Energy Economist for Deutsche Bank. Don't let that intimidate you. I'm really a civil

442

Global Energy & Mining Data, World Bank (1970 - 2007) | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Global Energy & Mining Data, World Bank (1970 - 2007) Global Energy & Mining Data, World Bank (1970 - 2007) Dataset Summary Description The energy-mining_xml_en.zip and energy-mining_xls_en.zip files contain identical data, but in different formats (XML and Excel, respectively). In particular, each contains files with the following contents: Alternative and Nuclear Energy: Percentage of Total Energy Use Combustible Renewables and Waste: Metric Tons of Oil Equivalent Combustible Renewable and Waste: Percentage of Total Energy Electric Power Consumption Electric Power Transmission and Distribution Losses Electric Power Transmission and Distribution Losses: Percentage of Output Electricity Production from Coal Sources Electricity Production from Coal Sources: Percentage of Total Electricity Production from Hydroelectric Sources

443

Feds Feed Families Wraps Up Successful Campaign to Stock Area Food Banks |  

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

Feds Feed Families Wraps Up Successful Campaign to Stock Area Food Feds Feed Families Wraps Up Successful Campaign to Stock Area Food Banks Feds Feed Families Wraps Up Successful Campaign to Stock Area Food Banks August 1, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis EM’s Nevada Site Office took first place in the site-submitted category of DOE’s CANstruction Sculpture Contest for its entry, shown here, inspired by London’s Tower Bridge during the 2012 Summer Olympics. EM's Nevada Site Office took first place in the site-submitted category of DOE's CANstruction Sculpture Contest for its entry, shown here, inspired by London's Tower Bridge during the 2012 Summer Olympics. EM Office of Strategic Planning and Analysis Director Barry Gaffney throws the ball that sends Senior Advisor for Environmental Management David Huizenga into the dunk tank during an event to collect nonperishable food items for the DOE Feeds Families campaign.

444

Welcome * Chris Vein, Chief Innovation Officer for Global ICT Development, World Bank  

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29 29 th 8:30-9:30 Welcome * Chris Vein, Chief Innovation Officer for Global ICT Development, World Bank * Secretary Vilsack, U.S. Department of Agriculture * Bill Gates, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation * Rachel Kyte, Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank * Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, White House 9:30-10:15 Lightning Presentations * Kevin Gandhi, Digital Green Videos * Dr. Philip Parker, INSEAD Chair Professor * Paul Parker, Columbia University * Sean Obetz, ICON Group International * Soonho Kim, IFPRI CGIAR * Shaifali Puri, Scientists Without Borders 10:15-10:45 Networking Break-Out * Dan Cotton, eXtension 10:45-11:30 Lightening Presentations * Dr. Howard Shapiro, Mars Inc. * Vladimir Eskin, AfDB * Dr. Christopher Justice, GEO-GLAM

445

ABDIPOUR A.: Improvement of active microwave device modeling using filter-bank transforms  

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Abstract A new approach toward global modeling improvement of active microwave devices using filter-bank transforms is presented. A preconditioner based on these transforms is used to facilitate the iterative solution of the Poissons equation. This equation must be solved in the excitation plane which the input voltage is applied, at each time step in the full-wave analysis of high-frequency active devices. The condition number of the preconditioned matrix and computational cost of the proposed method is better than the conventional (ILU) and wavelet-based preconditioners. This paper also presents a fundamental step toward applying filter-bank transforms to Maxwells equations in conjunction with the hydrodynamic model in implicit schemes, aiming to decrease the simulation time of global modeling. I.

Masoud Movahhedi; Abdolali Abdipour

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Radiative component and combined heat transfer in the thermal calculation of finned tube banks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For more exact calculation of combined heat transfer in the case of finned tube banks (e.g., in the convective section of a furnace), the radiative heat transfer cannot be neglected. A new method for relatively simple calculation of total heat flux (convection + radiation + conduction in fins) is fully compatible with that for bare tube banks/bundles developed earlier. It is based on the method of radiative coefficients. However, the resulting value of heat flux must be corrected due to fin thickness and especially due to the fin radiative influence. For this purpose the so-called multiplicator of heat flux was introduced. The applicability of this methods has been demonstrated on a tubular fired heater convective section. A developed computer program based on the method has also been used for an analysis of the influence of selected parameters to show the share of radiation on the total heat flux.

Stehlik, P. [Technical Univ. of Brno (Czech Republic). Dept. of Process Engineering] [Technical Univ. of Brno (Czech Republic). Dept. of Process Engineering

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

PIII-61 protection fuse for a 4.5 MJ capacitor bank  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fusible protection elements have been developed for the 4.5 MJ, Pegasus-II capacitor bank. These fuses are designed to prevent voltage swings of greater than 120% of the maximum capacitor charge voltage -- the maximum permitted reversal is the actual charge voltage minus 1.20 times the maximum allowed charge voltage. This is accomplished without significantly degrading the current wave form except near T{sub 1/4} = {sup {pi}}/2{radical}{ovr LC}. A major portion of the capacitor bank stored energy is dissipated in the protection elements, and the voltage during the interruption process is kept as low as possible -- unlike for high-performance, opening-switch fusible elements.

Bartsch, R.R.; Gribble, R.F.; Greene, A.E.; Cochrane, J.C.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Features of a realistic banking system within a post-Keynesian stock-flow consistent model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

function of firms, by modifying the autonomous component or by raising the (absolute) value of the coefficient attached interest payments or to the leverage ratio of firms. This is congruent with Wolfsons (1996, 2003) interpretation of credit rationing... , discount window borrowing, and the endogenous money supply: a theoretical framework, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 10 (2), 282-303. Screpanti, E. (1997), Banks, increasing risk, and the endogenous money supply, Economic Notes by Banca Monte...

Godley, Wynne; Lavoie, Marc

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Preparation of a cost data bank for DOE/Biomass Energy Systems Branch  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This study deals with the preparation of a biomass conversion technology and cost data bank for the Biomass Energy Systems Branch (BES) of DOE/SOLAR. When completed, it may be used with an appropriate methodology to analyze the complex issues of research program planning and analysis. In addition, future market penetration of BES products may be projected, and the options available to the Federal Government to influence the outcome of BES products marketing may also be examined.

Kam, A.Y.; Dickenson, R.L.; Jones, J.L.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Witnessing the construction/commissioning of a small hydro plant as the bank's engineer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many small hydro sites today are constructed as water-to-wire packages with equipment installation {und and} engineering provided by the equipment vendor. In many cases; the client has no immediate knowledge of the design/engineering associated with a hydropower facility; and is enticed by the equipment vendor to believe that the involvement of outside engineering firms is an unnecessary extra cost. Fortunately, most clients employ an outside engineering firm to confirm that the equipment the vendor is furnishing does comply with the client's equipment specifications and will function properly at this specific site. The author discusses how most banks which provide the financing for a hydro project currently hire their own hydro engineering firm to separately review the final equipment specifications, the site construction progress and the quality of construction at site. This separate review is to ensure the bank that the unit has been constructed properly and will be commissioned on time, notify the bank in a very timely manner that there are construction problems/commissioning delays, and confirm that the unit will produce its guaranteed kW output.

Clemen, D.M. (Harza Engineering Co., Chicago, IL (USA))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

An in-bed tube bank for a fluidized-bed combustor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Fluidized-bed combustors have long been used to facilitate the combustion of low-quality fuels and more recently as a means for the clean burning of coal. In a fluidized-bed combustor fuel is fed into a bed of reactive or inert particulate material while air is injected into the bed and passed up through the bed, causing the bed material to act like a turbulent fluid. Where the combustor is utilized for steam generating one or more boiler tubes are positioned so as to span the bed while submerged in the bed, and as fuel is burned within the bed water is injected into the boiler tubes and heated, thereby generating steam. An in-bed tube bank is described for a fluidized bed combustor. The tube bank of the present invention comprises one or more fluid communicating boiler tubes which define a plurality of selectively spaced boiler tube sections. The tube sections are substantially parallel to one another and aligned in a common plane. The tube bank further comprises support members for joining adjacent tube sections, the support members engaging and extending along a selected length of the tube sections and spanning the preselected space there between 4 figs.

Hemenway, L.F. Jr.

1989-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

452

Banks of templates for directed searches of gravitational waves from spinning neutron stars  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We construct efficient banks of templates suitable for directed searches of almost monochromatic gravitational waves originating from spinning neutron stars in our Galaxy in data being collected by currently operating interferometric detectors. We thus assume that the position of the gravitational-wave source in the sky is known, but we do not assume that the wave's frequency and its derivatives are a priori known. In the construction we employ a simplified model of the signal with constant amplitude and phase which is a polynomial function of time. All our template banks enable usage of the fast Fourier transform algorithm in the computation of the maximum-likelihood F-statistic for nodes of the grids defining the bank. We study and employ the dependence of the grid's construction on the choice of the position of the observational interval with respect to the origin of time axis. We also study the usage of the fast Fourier transform algorithms with nonstandard frequency resolutions achieved by zero padding or folding the data. In the case of the gravitational-wave signal with one spin-down parameter included we have found grids with covering thicknesses which are only 0.1-16% larger than the thickness of the optimal 2-dimensional hexagonal covering.

Pisarski, Andrzej; Jaranowski, Piotr; Pietka, Maciej [Faculty of Physics, University of Bialystok, Lipowa 41, 15-424 Bialystok (Poland)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

453

Level: National Data;  

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

.5 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2006; Level: National Data; Row: Energy Sources and Shipments, including Further Classification of 'Other' Energy...

454

Liquid level detection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses a method. It is for detecting presence of a liquid level at a first predetermined point along the depth of a borehole.

Fryer, C.D.; Stie, K.E.; Wedel, M.W.; Stamper, K.R.

1990-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

455

" Level: National Data;" " ...  

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

3 Number of Establishments with Capability to Switch Natural Gas to Alternative Energy Sources, 2002;" " Level: National Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Energy Sources;" "...

456

" Level: National Data;" " ...  

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

7 Number of Establishments with Capability to Switch Electricity to Alternative Energy Sources, 2002; " " Level: National Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Energy Sources;" "...

457

Sequence stratigraphic interpretation methods for low-accommodation, alluvial depositional sequences: applications to reservoir characterization of Cut Bank field, Montana  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In South Central Cut Bank Sand Unit (SCCBSU) of Cut Bank field, primary production and waterflood projects have resulted in recovery of only 29 % of the original oil in place from heterogeneous, fluvial sandstone deposits. Using highresolution sequence stratigraphy and geostatistical analysis, I developed a geologic model that may improve the ultimate recovery of oil from this field. In this study, I assessed sequence stratigraphic concepts for continental settings and extended the techniques to analyze low-accommodation alluvial systems of the Cut Bank and Sunburst members of the lower Kootenai formation (Cretaceous) in Cut Bank field. Identification and delineation of five sequences and their bounding surfaces led to a better understanding of the reservoir distribution and variability. Recognition of stacking patterns allowed for the prediction of reservoir rock quality. Within each systems tract, the best quality reservoir rocks are strongly concentrated in the lowstand systems tract. Erosional events associated with falling baselevel resulted in stacked, communicated (multistory) reservoirs. The lowermost Cut Bank sandstone has the highest reservoir quality and is a braided stream parasequence. Average net-to-gross ratio value (0.6) is greater than in other reservoir intervals. Little additional stratigraphically untapped oil is expected in the lowermost Cut Bank sandstone. Over most of the SCCBSU, the Sunburst and the upper Cut Bank strata are valley-fill complexes with interfluves that may laterally compartmentalize reservoir sands. Basal Sunburst sand (Sunburst 1, average net-to-gross ratio ~0.3) has better reservoir quality than other Sunburst or upper Cut Bank sands, but its reservoir quality is significantly less than that of lower Cut Bank sand. Geostatistical analysis provided equiprobable representations of the heterogeneity of reservoirs. Simulated reservoir geometries resulted in an improved description of reservoir distribution and connectivity, as well as occurrences of flow barriers. The models resulting from this study can be used to improve reservoir management and well placement and to predict reservoir performance in Cut Bank field. The technical approaches and tools from this study can be used to improve descriptions of other oil and gas reservoirs in similar depositional systems.

Ramazanova, Rahila

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Liquid level controller  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for maintaining two distinct sodium levels within the shell of a heat exchanger having a plurality of J-shaped modular tube bundles each enclosed in a separate shell which extends from a common base portion. A lower liquid level is maintained in the base portion and an upper liquid level is maintained in the shell enwrapping the long stem of the J-shaped tube bundles by utilizing standpipes with a notch at the lower end which decreases in open area the distance from the end of the stand pipe increases and a supply of inert gas fed at a constant rate to produce liquid levels, which will remain generally constant as the flow of liquid through the vessel varies. (auth)

Mangus, J.D.; Redding, A.H.

1975-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

459

Determination of mechanisms of host plant resistance to the Banks grass mite Oligonychus pratensis (Banks) (Acari: Tetranychidae) in selected maize inbreds  

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Maize lines selected for resistance to the Banks Grass Mite were tested to determine which mechanisms of resistance were being expressed: Antibiosis, Nonpreference, or Tolerance. Inbred 3 and, to a lesser degree Inbred 2, expressed antibiosis when compared with Mo17, the susceptible check. None of the resistant inbreds expressed nonpreference when compared with Mo17 and no conclusive evidence was determined about expression of tolerance. Useful estimates of r[] values, the intrinsic rate of increase, could be calculated from data collected over a shortened period of time. Differences in r[] values calculated with and without the Jackknife method were so small as to negate the usefulness of the Jackknife method. The Wyatt and White method for calculating r[] values did not provide good estimates of r[] values for mites on resistant plants, especially when juvenile mortality was high. Greenhouse grown plants did not provide a satisfactory substitute for held grown plants.

Krakowsky, Matthew David

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Revision and Phylogenetic Analysis of the North American Antlion Genus Paranthaclisis Banks (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae)  

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The North American antlion genus Paranthaclisis is comprehensively revised for the first time. Four species are recognized: P. congener (Hagen), P. floridensis Stange & Miller, P. hageni (Banks) and P. nevadensis Banks. Redescriptions, distribution maps and figures of diagnostic morphological characters are provided for adults of each species. A key to adults of Paranthaclisis is also included. Paranthaclisis californica Navas (1922) is recognized as a new synonym of P. hageni Banks. The monophyly of, and interspecific relationships within, the antlion genus Paranthaclisis, and its relationships to other genera within the tribe Acanthaclisini, are investigated using multiple datasets. Fifteen datasets were produced and analyzed to explore the effects of inference method, alignment strategy and data partitioning on phylogenetic estimates using morphological, molecular and mixed data inputs. Eighteen unordered and unweighted morphological characters were coded from across adult body regions. Molecular sequence data generated for this study consisted of two ribosomal genes, 16S and 18S. Paranthaclisis was recovered as monophyletic in analyses using 14 of 15 datasets, with low to moderate support in maximum parsimony and maximum likelihood analyses and high support from Bayesian inference methods. A sister-group relationship between Paranthaclisis and Vella, the only other New World acanthaclisine genus, was also recovered in analysis of 13 of 15 datasets, with low to moderate support in all phylogenetic inference methods tested. Choice of phylogenetic inference method and partitioning of gene datasets had the most influence on resulting topologies and support values. Choice of alignment strategy resulted in few topological differences, but Clustal datasets generally had higher clade support values, compared to MAFFT-aligned sequences.

Diehl, Benjamin

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimating attenuation properties of bentonite layer in Cut Bank oil field, Glacier County, Montana  

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Acquisition and interpretation of 3-D seismic data led DeAngelo and Hardage (2001) to describe the channel system in the south central Cut Bank area in Glacier County, Montana. The presence of a low velocity layer called Bentonite was also discovered in the area with the help of well-logs. Bentonite is a volcanic ash, which lies on both sides of the channel system and is absent within the channel. DeAngelo and Hardage (2001) shot a vertical seismic profiling (VSP) survey at well # 54-8 to analyze the formation structure in depth, since seismic signals around the reservoir area were unclear in the 3-D survey. This research attempts to estimate the attenuation properties of the Bentonite layer in the Cut Bank oil field. VSP data is processed for velocity information and estimation of seismic Q using the spectral ratios method (SRM). The SRM theoretically assumes that the propagating signal is a plane seismic wave traveling vertically from one point to another in a homogeneous model. The amplitudes at the start and end points are known and relate to each other with the attenuation coefficient in a frequency range. The relation between the seismic amplitudes at z distance from each other can be expressed as a linear function of frequency after a few modifications. SRM uses the linearity of the logarithmic ratio of the seismic amplitudes over a frequency range. In theory, ratios plotted against a frequency range must produce a flat line. However, in practice, the logarithmic ratios are expected to draw an approximate line (curve), where some of the data points deviate from the origin of the line. Thus fitting a line to the ratios curve and calculating the slope of this curve are necessary. Slope of the curve relates to the seismic attenuation coefficient and further to the seismic Q. The SRM results suggest that Bentonite may have a Q value as low as 5. This highly attenuative and thin (20 to 40 feet throughout the south central Cut Bank Unit) layer alters seismic signals propagating through it. A thorough analysis of the amplitude spectra suggests that seismic signals dramatically lose their energy when they pass through Bentonite. Low energy content of the signals below the Bentonite layer highlights that the recovery of the seismic energy is less likely despite the presence of multiples, which are known to affect the seismic signals constructively. Therefore, separation of reflected events is a greater challenge for the thin reservoir sand units lying underneath the Bentonite layer. Thus the Bentonite layer in the Cut Bank oil field has to be taken seriously and data processing should be done accordingly for better accuracy.

Karakurt, Necdet

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Rational Partisan Theory, Uncertainty and Spatial Voting: Evidence for the Bank of England's MPC  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in the conduct of monetary policy. There is a substantial literature in the US that uses transcripts of the FOMC to study monetary policymaking. See for example Belden (1989), Havrilesky and Gildea (1991), Edison and Marquez (1998) and Chappell et al. (2005... Reserve9 and the ECB, where decision making is by consensus, the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England 9See Edison and Marquez (1998) for a detailed description of the decision making processes of the Federal Open Markets Committee. 12 uses...

Bhattacharjee, Arnab; Holly, Sean

463

The Federal Reserves Primary Dealer Credit Facility. Unpublished paper, Federal Reserve Bank of  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As liquidity conditions in the repo marketthe market where broker-dealers obtain financing for their securitiesdeteriorated following the near-bankruptcy of Bear Stearns in March 2008, the Federal Reserve took the step of creating a special facility to provide overnight loans to dealers that have a trading relationship with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Six months later, in the wake of new strains in the repo market, the Fed expanded the facility by broadening the types of collateral accepted for loans. Both initiatives were designed to help restore the orderly functioning of the market and to prevent the spillover of distress to other financial firms. On March 16, 2008, at the height of the Bear Stearns crisis, the Federal Reserve Board granted the Federal Reserve Bank of New York the authority to establish the Primary Dealer Credit Facility (PDCF). The facility allows primary dealersbanks and securities broker-dealers that trade U.S. government and other securities with market participants and the Federal Reserve Bank of New Yorkto borrow from the New York Fed on a collateralized basis in times of market stress. 1 By extension, this provision of credit is designed to ease liquidity pressures in the broader repo market, the secured funding market where primary dealers and others normally obtain much of the financing for their securities holdings. In the days leading up to the Feds action, access to repo financing had narrowed sharply, and the Fed recognized the need to provide dealers with an alternate source of funds. This edition of Current Issues offers an overview of the Primary Dealer Credit Facility. We consider the events that led to the creation of the facilitychiefly, the 2008 Bear Stearns turmoil and the liquidity strains that developed in the overnight repo marketand the reasons for the expansion of the facility in September 2008. 2 In addition, we discuss the economics of the facility in relation to the Federal Reserves role as lender of last resort. Also considered are issues relating to the supervision of financial institutions and the risk of moral hazard that have been raised following the launch of the PDCF. 3

Tobias Adrian; Christopher R. Burke; James J. Mcandrews

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

USA NRC/RSR Data Bank System and Reactor Safety Research Data Repository (RSRDR)  

SciTech Connect

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), through its Division of Reactor Safety Research (RSR) of the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, has established the NRC/RSR Data Bank Program to collect, process, and make available data from the many domestic and foreign water reactor safety research programs. An increasing number of requests for data and/or calculations generated by NRC Contractors led to the initiation of the program which allows timely and direct access to water reactor safety data in a manner most useful to the user. The program consists of three main elements: data sources, service organizations, and a data repository.

Maskewitz, B.F.; Bankert, S.F.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Evaluation of electricity generation from underground coal fires and waste banks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A temperature response factors model of vertical thermal energy extraction boreholes is presented to evaluate electricity generation from underground coal fires and waste banks. Sensitivity and life-cycle cost analyses are conducted to assess the impact of system parameters on the production of 1 MW of electrical power using a theoretical binary-cycle power plant. Sensitivity analyses indicate that the average underground temperature has the greatest impact on the exiting fluid temperatures from the ground followed by fluid flow rate and ground thermal conductivity. System simulations show that a binary-cycle power plant may be economically feasible at ground temperatures as low as 190 {sup o}C.

Chiasson, A.D.; Yavuzturk, C.; Walrath, D.E. [Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, OR (United States)

2007-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

466

E N E R G Y O U T R E A C H F A C T S H E E T Argonne Premium Coal Sample Bank  

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E N E R G Y O U T R E A C H F A C T S H E E T Argonne Premium Coal Sample Bank Background Program Overview T The Argonne Premium Coal (APC) Sample Bank can supply researchers with highly uniform, well-protected coal samples unexposed to oxygen. Researchers investigating coal structure, properties, and behavior

Maranas, Costas

467

Near-perfect-reconstruction low-complexity two-band IIR/FIR QMF banks with FIR phase-compensation filters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we present a novel approach for the design of near-perfect-reconstruction mixed allpass-/FIR-based two-band quadrature-mirror filter banks. The proposed design method is carried out in the polyphase domain, where FIR filters are employed ... Keywords: FIR phase-compensation filter, allpass polyphase components, low-complexity QMF bank

Jrg Kliewer; Enisa Brka

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

The analysis of an ungrounded Wye-Delta transformer bank serving an induction motor and single-phase lighting loads  

SciTech Connect

This paper documents the detailed analysis of the three-phase ungrounded wye-delta transformer bank serving a combination three-phase induction motor and single-phase lighting load. A 3 x 3 transfer function matrix is developed that makes it possible to determine the load line-to-line voltages with a knowledge of the primary voltages of the transformer bank. Included in the transfer function matrix are the transformer impedances, unsymmetrical secondary impedance matrix, and the impedances of the motor and single-phase lighting load.

Kersting, W.H.; Rathbun, J.S.

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Detection of Gas Hydrates in Garden Banks and Keathley Canyon from Seismic Data  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Gas hydrate is a potential energy source that has recently been the subject of much academic and industrial research. The search for deep-water gas hydrate involves many challenges that are especially apparent in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, where the sub-seafloor is a complex structure of shallow salt diapirs and sheets underlying heavily deformed shallow sediments and surrounding diverse minibasins. Here, we consider the effect these structural factors have on gas hydrate occurrence in Garden Banks and Keathley Canyon blocks of the Gulf of Mexico. This was accomplished by first mapping the salt and shallow deformation structures throughout the region using a 2D grid of seismic reflection data. In addition, major deep-rooted faults and shallow-rooted faults were mapped throughout the area. A shallow sediment deformation map was generated that defined areas of significant faulting. We then quantified the thermal impact of shallow salt to better estimate the gas hydrate stability zone (GHSZ) thickness. The predicted base of the GHSZ was compared to the seismic data, which showed evidence for bottom simulating reflectors and gas chimneys. These BSRs and gas chimneys were used to ground-truth the calculated depth of the base of GHSZ. Finally, the calculated GHSZ thickness was used to estimate the volume of the gas hydrate reservoir in the area after determining the most reasonable gas hydrate concentrations in sediments within the GHSZ. An estimate of 5.5 trillion cubic meters of pure hydrate methane in Garden Banks and Keathley Canyon was obtained.

Murad, Idris

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

The US Export-Import Bank: No evidence of financing restricted chemical exports to Iraq  

SciTech Connect

The authors have reviewed U.S. Export-Import Bank (Eximbank) transactions involving chemicals exported to Iraq from January 1987 to August 1990. Specifically, the authors examined (1) whether there was any evidence that the Eximbank financed the export of dual-use chemicals to Iraq and (2) what the Eximbank`s role was in monitoring and controlling chemical exports. Results are based primarily on a review of documents provided to them by the Eximbank. They did not verify the Eximbank data or corroborate it with the records of the banks or exporters involved in the transactions. There was no evidence in the documents they reviewed to suggest that the Eximbank financed the export of dual-use chemicals (chemicals with both commercial and military applications that could be used for chemical weapons) -- as defined by the Department of Commerce -- to Iraq between January 1987 and August 1990. There were approximately 190 transactions between Iraq and the Eximbank during this period. They focused their review on the eight transactions involving pesticides and related products. The Eximbank has no responsibility or authority for monitoring or controlling the export of chemicals or any other commodities: the Departments of Commerce and State and the US Customs Service share those responsibilities. Nevertheless, the Eximbank has recently developed specific procedures to review applications for financing chemical exports. However, such procedures were not in place when the Eximbank approved the applications for seven of eight pesticide transactions that occurred between January 1987 and August 1990.

Mendelowitz, A.I.; Watson, J.E.; Wood, S.E.; Logan, D.L.; Hinojosa, S.L.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Rail-gap switch modifications and test data for the Atlas capacitor bank  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Atlas is a facility being designed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to perform high energy-density experiments in support of weapons-physics and basic-research programs. The capacitor bank design consists of a 36-MJ array of 240-kV Marx modules. The system is designed to deliver a peak current of 45- to 50-MA with a 4- to 5-us risetime. Evaluation, testing and qualification of key components of the Marx module are being conducted. One key element of the Marx module is the low inductance, high-voltage, high-current, high-coulomb transfer spark-gap switch needed for this application, 304 of which will be used in the Atlas capacitor bank. Because of the Marx module configuration, overall system inductance requirements and the need for a triggered switch, the design team initially selected the Maxwell Technologies railgap switch. The switch has been used in other high-voltage, high-current, high-coulomb transfer applications and would meet the Atlas facility requirements with some modifications. Testing of the Maxwell rail-gap switch under expected Atlas conditions is in progress. For the Atlas application, the rail-gap switch required some mechanical design modifications, which are discussed. Maxwell provided to modified switches for testing and evaluation. Results of this testing, before and after modifications, and inherent maintenance improvements to meet overall system reliability will be discussed.

Lopez, E.A.; Bennett, G.A.; Bartsch, R.R. [and others

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Analysis of environmental issues related to small-scale hydroelectric development. III. Water level fluctuation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Potential environmental impacts in reservoirs and downstream river reaches below dams that may be caused by the water level fluctuation resulting from development and operation of small scale (under 25MW) hydroelectric projects are identified. The impacts discussed will be of potential concern at only those small-scale hydroelectric projects that are operated in a store and release (peaking) mode. Potential impacts on physical and chemical characteristics in reservoirs resulting from water level fluctuation include resuspension and redistribution of bank and bed sediment; leaching of soluble organic matter from sediment in the littoral zone; and changes in water quality resulting from changes in sediment and nutrient trap efficiency. Potential impacts on reservoir biota as a result of water level fluctuation include habitat destruction and the resulting partial or total loss of aquatic species; changes in habitat quality, which result in reduced standing crop and production of aquatic biota; and possible shifts in species diversity. The potential physical effects of water level fluctuation on downstream systems below dams are streambed and bank erosion and water quality problems related to resuspension and redistribution of these materials. Potential biological impacts of water level fluctuation on downstream systems below dams result from changes in current velocity, habitat reduction, and alteration in food supply. These alterations, either singly or in combination, can adversely affect aquatic populations below dams. The nature and potential significance of adverse impacts resulting from water level fluctuation are discussed. Recommendations for site-specific evaluation of water level fluctuation at small-scale hydroelectric projects are presented.

Hildebrand, S.G. (ed.)

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Budi Mulya: Indonesia pursuing a better shape of the economy Address by Mr Budi Mulya, Deputy Governor of Bank Indonesia, at the Deutsche Bank  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

It is such a great pleasure to be here today, to share and exchange view with all of you. I would like to thanks Deutsche Bank for the invitation to join at this important event where, various investors, business leaders and senior government officers gather to have a constructive dialogue. It is increasingly recognized that intensive communication, such as what we have today, becomes more important both from the authorities perspective as well as from investors point of view. In particular, in the periods where despite signs of a growing global economic recovery, some uncertainties remain. The most recent concern on global recovery is on the sustainability path of the recovery and the further possible impact of the most recent sovereign debt crisis that just emerged in the Euro area. As we just observed a couple of days ago, the global financial market was again shocked by a semi-panic behavior brought about by the uncertainty with regard to the rescue package on the Greece debt crises, and sort of safety net provided for some peripheral countries in the Euro area. Thus, having a more convergence view from various parties, with regards to the stage of the particular economy and various government measures will help to avoid unnecessary

unknown authors

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Determination of Coke Calcination Level and Anode Baking Level  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Determination of Coke Calcination Level and Anode Baking Level Application and Reproducibility of Lc Based Methods. Author(s), Stein...

475

An Assessment of the Relationship Between Marketing, Information and Strategy Formulation in the UK Retail Banking Sector  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the expanding retail banking sector of the 1990s, companies have to become increasingly customer-focused. Due to intense competition and the rapidity of change in the external environment, strategic planning in the industry has had to focus more directly ...

J Broady-Preston; Te Hayward

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

CarbBank: A structural and bibliographic database for complex carbohydrates. Progress report, September 15, 1991--September 14, 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The CarbBank project has several key facets: building a computer database that presents carbohydrate sequence information derived from the published literature, programming to create computer applications that use the information in the database, creating software for multiple computer platforms, and distributing software to end users.

Albersheim, P.

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Company Level Imports  

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

All Petroleum & Other Liquids Reports All Petroleum & Other Liquids Reports Company Level Imports With Data for September 2013 | Release Date: November 27, 2013 | Next Release Date: December 30, 2013 | XLS Previous Issues Month: September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 prior issues Go September 2013 Import Highlights Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in September 2013 has been released and it shows that two countries exported more than 1 million barrels per day to the United States (see table below). The top five exporting countries accounted for 75 percent of United States crude oil imports in September while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 92 percent of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of US crude