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Building America System Research  

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

Building America System Building America System Research Eric Werling, DOE Ren Anderson, NREL eric.werling@ee.doe.gov, 202-586-0410 ren.anderson@nrel.gov, 303-384-7443 April 2, 2013 Building America System Innovations: Accelerating Innovation in Home Energy Savings 2 | Program Name or Ancillary Text eere.energy.gov Project Relevance 3 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Building America Fills Market Need for a High-Performance Homes HUB of Innovation

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Building America Systems Integration Research Annual Report:...  

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Systems Integration Research Annual Report: FY 2012 Prepared for: Building America Building Technologies Program Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S....

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Building America System Performance Test Practices: Part 1 -- Photovoltaic Systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The report outlines the short-term field testing used by Building America staff and includes a report on the results of an example test of a PV system with battery storage on a home in Tucson, Arizona. This report is not intended as a general recommended test procedure for wide distribution. It is intended to document current practices in Building America to inform program stakeholders and stimulate further discussion. Building America staff intend to apply this procedure until relevant standards for testing PV modules are completed.

Barker, G.; Norton, P.

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Systems Integration Research Annual Report: FY 2012  

SciTech Connect

This document is the Building America FY2012 Annual Report, which includes an overview of the Building America Program activities and the work completed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Building America industry consortia (the Building America teams). The annual report summarizes major technical accomplishments and progress towards U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program's multi-year goal of developing the systems innovations that enable risk-free, cost effective, reliable and durable efficiency solutions that reduce energy use by 30%-50% in both new and existing homes.

Gestwick, M.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Systems Integration Research Annual Report: FY 2012  

SciTech Connect

This document is the Building America FY2012 Annual Report, which includes an overview of the Building America Program activities and the work completed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Building America industry consortia (the Building America teams). The annual report summarizes major technical accomplishments and progress towards U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program's multi-year goal of developing the systems innovations that enable risk-free, cost effective, reliable and durable efficiency solutions that reduce energy use by 30%-50% in both new and existing homes.

Gestwick, M.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America  

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IBACOS researched the constructability and viability issues of using high performance windows as one component of a larger approach to building houses that achieve the Building America 70% energy savings target.

Brad Oberg

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Builders generally use a 'spec and purchase' business management system (BMS) when implementing energy efficiency. A BMS is the overall operational and organizational systems and strategies that a builder uses to set up and run its company. This type of BMS treats building performance as a simple technology swap (e.g. a tank water heater to a tankless water heater) and typically compartmentalizes energy efficiency within one or two groups in the organization (e.g. purchasing and construction). While certain tools, such as details, checklists, and scopes of work, can assist builders in managing the quality of the construction of higher performance homes, they do nothing to address the underlying operational strategies and issues related to change management that builders face when they make high performance homes a core part of their mission. To achieve the systems integration necessary for attaining 40% + levels of energy efficiency, while capturing the cost tradeoffs, builders must use a 'systems approach' BMS, rather than a 'spec and purchase' BMS. The following attributes are inherent in a systems approach BMS; they are also generally seen in quality management systems (QMS), such as the National Housing Quality Certification program: Cultural and corporate alignment, Clear intent for quality and performance, Increased collaboration across internal and external teams, Better communication practices and systems, Disciplined approach to quality control, Measurement and verification of performance, Continuous feedback and improvement, and Whole house integrated design and specification.

Brad Oberg

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Basement...  

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

Basement Insulation Systems Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Basement Insulation Systems This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America...

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile - Building America...  

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

Center Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile - Building America Solution Center PNNL set up the framework for the Building America Solution Center, a web tool connecting...

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings  

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Building America Building America Meetings to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance Solution Center Partnerships Meetings Publications Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

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Building Technologies Office: Building America: Bringing Building  

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America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market Building America logo The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program has been a source of innovations in residential building energy performance, durability, quality, affordability, and comfort for more than 15 years. This world-class research program partners with industry (including many of the top U.S. home builders) to bring cutting-edge innovations and resources to market. For example, the Solution Center provides expert building science information for building professionals looking to gain a competitive advantage by delivering high performance homes. At Building America meetings, researchers and industry partners can gather to generate new ideas for improving energy efficiency of homes. And, Building America research teams and DOE national laboratories offer the building industry specialized expertise and new insights from the latest research projects.

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Building America Building Science Education Roadmap  

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

Building America Building America Building Science Education Roadmap April 2013 Contents Introduction ................................................................................................................................ 3 Background ................................................................................................................................. 4 Summit Participants .................................................................................................................... 5 Key Results .................................................................................................................................. 6 Problem ...................................................................................................................................... 7

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Basement Insulation Systems  

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

Efficient Efficient and durable construction practices are critical for basements because basements can account for 10% to 30% of a home's total heat loss and provide significant risk of moisture problems due to extensive cold surfaces at the walls and slab. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 1. Advanced Technologies and Practices 1.1 Building Science Solutions Basement Insulation Systems Building America research has provided essential guidance for one of the most challenging construction assemblies in cold-climate high-performance homes. Basements can easily develop mold, rot, and odor problems if not designed properly. Building America researchers have investigated basement insulation systems that keep the space dry, healthy, and odor-free. These systems effectively address the

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools  

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Tools to someone by E-mail Tools to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance Solution Center Partnerships Meetings Publications Home Energy Score

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile Basement Insulation Systems  

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

This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America research on basement insulation, which identifies the wall installation methods and materials that perform best in terms of insulation and water resistance.

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Planning...  

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Meeting on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science...

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Building Media, Inc. (Du Pont) (Building America Retrofit Alliance) | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Media, Inc. (Du Pont) (Building America Retrofit Alliance) Media, Inc. (Du Pont) (Building America Retrofit Alliance) Jump to: navigation, search Name Building Media, Inc. (Du Pont) (Building America Retrofit Alliance) Place Wilmington, DE Website http://www.prweb.com/releases/ References Building America Retrofit Alliance Press Release[1] BMI Website[2] DuPont Website[3] Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes Partnership Type Incubator Partnering Center within NREL Electricity Resources & Building Systems Integration LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! Building Media, Inc. (Du Pont) (Building America Retrofit Alliance) is a company located in Wilmington, DE. References ↑ "Building America Retrofit Alliance Press Release" ↑ "BMI Website"

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Advanced Framing Systems and Packages  

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

studies involving studies involving thousands of homes have documented significant material, labor, and energy savings when production builders implement advanced framing techniques. Advanced framing can reduce the number of studs in the walls by up to one-third, reducing the cost of materials. and reducing the cost of labor in terms of the time it takes to handle, cut, install, drill, and attach to studs. Actual savings have exceeded $1,000 per home. Studies show the resulting improvement in thermal performance can yield 13% energy savings. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 1. Advanced Technologies and Practices 1.1 Building Science Solutions Advanced Framing Systems and Packages Building America has developed best practices for advanced framing

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Building Technologies Office: Building America 2013 Technical Update  

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Building America 2013 Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research

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Building America Residential System Research Results: Achieving 30% Whole House Energy Savings Level in Cold Climates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Building America program conducts the system research required to reduce risks associated with the design and construction of homes that use an average of 30% to 90% less total energy for all residential energy uses than the Building America Research Benchmark, including research on homes that will use zero net energy on annual basis. To measure the program's progress, annual research milestones have been established for five major climate regions in the United States. The system research activities required to reach each milestone take from 3 to 5 years to complete and include research in individual test houses, studies in pre-production prototypes, and research studies with lead builders that provide early examples that the specified energy savings level can be successfully achieved on a production basis. This report summarizes research results for the 30% energy savings level and demonstrates that lead builders can successfully provide 30% homes in Cold Climates on a cost-neutral basis.

Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA); Building Science Consortium (BSC); Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB); Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC); IBACOS; National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Program: Building America Publications  

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

Program Program HOME ABOUT ENERGY EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGIES RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS APPLIANCE & EQUIPMENT STANDARDS BUILDING ENERGY CODES EERE » Building Technologies Program » Residential Buildings About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance Solution Center Partnerships Meetings Publications Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Technology Research, Standards, & Codes Feature featured product thumbnail Building America Best Practices Series Volume 14 - HVAC: A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners Details Bookmark &

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance  

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America America Climate-Specific Guidance to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education

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Building Technologies Office: Subscribe to Building America Updates  

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Subscribe to Building Subscribe to Building America Updates to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Subscribe to Building America Updates on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Subscribe to Building America Updates on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Subscribe to Building America Updates on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Subscribe to Building America Updates on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Subscribe to Building America Updates on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Subscribe to Building America Updates on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings  

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Meetings Meetings Photo of people watching a presentation on a screen; the foreground shows a person's hands taking notes on a notepad. The Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program hosts open meetings and webinars for industry partners and stakeholders that provide a forum to exchange information about various aspects of residential building research. Upcoming Meetings Past Technical and Stakeholder Meetings Webinars Expert Meetings Upcoming Meetings There are no Building America meetings scheduled at this time. Please subscribe to Building America news and updates to receive notification of future meetings. Past Technical and Stakeholder Meetings Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting: April 2013 This meeting showcased world-class building science research for high performance homes in a dynamic new format. Researchers from Building America teams and national laboratories presented on key issues that must be resolved to deliver homes that reduce whole house energy use by 30%-50%. View the presentations.

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2007-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2007-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance  

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America's Top America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes on AddThis.com...

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Transcript for Building America Video  

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Transcript for Building America Video "Think about a bridge. A bridge between two places. One is the world we've been living in ... ... a place of homes with high energy costs;...

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile Integration of HVAC System Design with Simplified Duct Distribution  

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

This Building America Innovations profile describes work by Building America research teams who field tested simplified duct designs in hundreds of homes, confirming the performance of short compact duct runs, with supply registers near interior walls.

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Florida Solar Energy Center (Building America Partnership for Improved  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

(Building America Partnership for Improved (Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction Jump to: navigation, search Name Florida Solar Energy Center (Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction Place Orlando, FL Website http://www.floridasolarenergyc References Florida Solar Energy Center (Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction[1] Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes Partnership Type Incubator Partnering Center within NREL Electricity Resources & Building Systems Integration LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! Florida Solar Energy Center (Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction is a company located in Orlando, FL. References

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Teams  

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Teams Teams Building America research projects are completed by industry consortia (teams) comprised of leading experts from across the country. The research teams design, test, upgrade and build high performance homes using strategies that significantly cut energy use. Building America research teams are selected through a competitive process initiated by a request for proposals. Team members are experts in the field of residential building science, and have access to world-class research facilities, partners, and key personnel, ensuring successful progress toward U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) goals. This page provides a brief description of the teams, areas of focus, and key team members. Advanced Residential Integrated Energy Solutions Alliance for Residential Building Innovation

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Integration...  

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

Integration of HVAC System Design with Simplified Duct Distribution Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Integration of HVAC System Design with Simplified Duct...

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Subscribe to Building America Updates | Department of Energy  

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

Subscribe to Building America Updates Subscribe to Building America Updates Subscribe to Building America Updates Sign up to receive e-mail notices of news and events related to the Building America program. Building America will send periodic notices which provide information related to: Improving efficiency of new and existing homes Research team projects and activities Best Practices Guides, case studies, and technical publications Residential building efficiency and system-specific expert meetings. Once you've submitted your e-mail address below, you will have a chance to subscribe to other information resources available from DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Building America Updates Keep current with upcoming events and news by subscribing to Building America updates.

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Solution Center  

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Solution Center Solution Center World-Class Research At Your Fingertips The Building America Solution Center provides residential building professionals with access to expert information on hundreds of high-performance design and construction topics, including air sealing and insulation, HVAC components, windows, indoor air quality, and much more. Explore the Building America Solution Center. The user-friendly interface delivers a variety of resources for each topic, including: Contracting documents and specifications Installation guidance Energy codes and labeling program compliance CAD drawings "Right and wrong" photographs Training videos Climate-specific case studies Technical reports. Users can access content in several ways, including the ENERGY STAR® checklists, alphabetical lists, a house diagram with selectable components, and an information map. Logged-in users can quickly save any of these elements into their personal Field Kit.

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American  

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for the American Home to someone by E-mail for the American Home to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American Home on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American Home on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American Home on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American Home on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American Home on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American Home on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools

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Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP II)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the work conducted by the Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP - www.baihp.org) during the final budget period (BP5) of our contract, January 1, 2010 to November 30, 2010. Highlights from the four previous budget periods are included for context. BAIHP is led by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) of the University of Central Florida. With over 50 Industry Partners including factory and site builders, work in BP5 was performed in six tasks areas: Building America System Research Management, Documentation and Technical Support; System Performance Evaluations; Prototype House Evaluations; Initial Community Scale Evaluations; Project Closeout, Final Review of BA Communities; and Other Research Activities.

Abernethy, Bob; Chandra, Subrato; Baden, Steven; Cummings, Jim; Cummings, Jamie; Beal, David; Chasar, David; Colon, Carlos; Dutton, Wanda; Fairey, Philip; Fonorow, Ken; Gil, Camilo; Gordon, Andrew; Hoak, David; Kerr, Ryan; Peeks, Brady; Kosar, Douglas; Hewes, Tom; Kalaghchy, Safvat; Lubliner, Mike; Martin, Eric; McIlvaine, Janet; Moyer, Neil; Liguori, Sabrina; Parker, Danny; Sherwin, John; Stroer, Dennis; Thomas-Rees, Stephanie; Daniel, Danielle; McIlvaine, Janet

2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Expert Meeting Report: Transitioning Traditional...  

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

Report: Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors Building America Expert Meeting Report: Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to...

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Building America Update - February 8, 2013  

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

you to fast, free, and expert building science and energy efficiency information based on Building America research results. The user-friendly interface delivers a variety of...

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American  

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for the American Home for the American Home The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program is helping to engineer American homes for better energy performance, durability, quality, affordability, and comfort. Loading the player ... Watch the video to learn more about how DOE's Building America program is helping to bridge the gap between homes with high energy costs and homes that are healthy, durable, and energy efficient. View the text version of the audio. Building America is a cost-shared industry partnership research program working with national laboratories and building science research teams to accelerate the development and adoption of advanced building energy technologies and practices in new and existing homes. The program works closely with industry partners to develop innovative, real-world solutions that achieve significant energy and cost savings for homeowners, builders, and contractors. Research is conducted on individual measures and systems, test houses, and community-scale housing in order to validate the reliability, cost-effectiveness, and marketability of technologies in new construction and home improvement projects. Find expert building science information based on Building America research in the Solution Center.

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

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

by by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Oak Ridge National Laboratory June 4, 2007 June 2007 * NREL/TP-550-41085 PNNL-16362 High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems Building America Best Practices Series Volume 6 High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems Building America Best Practices Series Prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a DOE national laboratory Michael C. Baechler Theresa Gilbride, Kathi Ruiz, Heidi Steward and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a DOE national laboratory Pat M. Love June 4, 2007 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor Battelle Memorial Institute, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty,

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "building america system" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
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Building America Residential System Research Results: Achieving 30% Whole House Energy Savings Level in Marine Climates; January 2006 - December 2006  

SciTech Connect

The Building America program conducts the system research required to reduce risks associated with the design and construction of homes that use an average of 30% to 90% less total energy for all residential energy uses than the Building America Research Benchmark, including research on homes that will use zero net energy on annual basis. To measure the program's progress, annual research milestones have been established for five major climate regions in the United States. The system research activities required to reach each milestone take from 3 to 5 years to complete and include research in individual test houses, studies in pre-production prototypes, and research studies with lead builders that provide early examples that the specified energy savings level can be successfully achieved on a production basis. This report summarizes research results for the 30% energy savings level and demonstrates that lead builders can successfully provide 30% homes in the Marine Climate Region on a cost neutral basis.

Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP); Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA); Building Science Consortium (BSC); Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB); Davis Energy Group (DEG); IBACOS; National Association of Home Builders Research Center (NAHBRC); National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Residential System Research Results: Achieving 30% Whole House Energy Savings Level in Marine Climates; January 2006 - December 2006  

SciTech Connect

The Building America program conducts the system research required to reduce risks associated with the design and construction of homes that use an average of 30% to 90% less total energy for all residential energy uses than the Building America Research Benchmark, including research on homes that will use zero net energy on annual basis. To measure the program's progress, annual research milestones have been established for five major climate regions in the United States. The system research activities required to reach each milestone take from 3 to 5 years to complete and include research in individual test houses, studies in pre-production prototypes, and research studies with lead builders that provide early examples that the specified energy savings level can be successfully achieved on a production basis. This report summarizes research results for the 30% energy savings level and demonstrates that lead builders can successfully provide 30% homes in the Marine Climate Region on a cost neutral basis.

Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP); Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA); Building Science Consortium (BSC); Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB); Davis Energy Group (DEG); IBACOS; National Association of Home Builders Research Center (NAHBRC); National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building...  

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

Science-Based Climate Maps Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building Science-Based Climate Maps 43abainnovbuildingscienceclimatemaps...

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Building America Analysis Spreadsheets | Department of Energy  

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America Analysis Spreadsheets America Analysis Spreadsheets Building America Analysis Spreadsheets The Building America Analysis Spreadsheets are companions to the House Simulation Protocols, and can assist with many of the calculations and look-up tables found in the report. The spreadsheets provide the set of standard operating conditions-including hourly and monthly profiles for occupancy, lighting, appliances, and miscellaneous electric loads (MELs)-developed by Building America to objectively compare energy use before and after a retrofit, and against a Benchmark new construction building. Building America analysts may also find the spreadsheets useful for documenting and comparing building characteristics for the Building America projects (pre-retrofit vs. post-retrofit, or new construction test

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Building America Update - October 5, 2012  

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

October 5, 2012 October 5, 2012 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program. Industry Publications Highlight HVAC Issues ECOHOME Magazine The September/October issue of ECOHOME magazine features an article about the prototype desiccant enhanced evaporative air conditioning (DEVap) system that may herald the next wave of energy efficient HVAC systems for high performance homes. This technology was developed through DOE's Building Technology Program as an energy saving alternative to the traditional way we cool homes. Visit the Building America website to learn about other cutting-edge residential innovations, as well as key issues currently limiting implementation of high

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Building Technologies Office: Building America's Top Innovations Advance  

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

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Building America Solution Center | Department of Energy  

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

America America Solution Center Building America Solution Center World-Class Research At Your Fingertips The Building America Solution Center provides residential building professionals with access to expert information on hundreds of high-performance design and construction topics, including air sealing and insulation, HVAC components, windows, indoor air quality, and much more. Explore the Building America Solution Center. The user-friendly interface delivers a variety of resources for each topic, including: Contracting documents and specifications Installation guidance Energy codes and labeling program compliance CAD drawings "Right and wrong" photographs Training videos Climate-specific case studies Technical reports. Users can access content in several ways, including the ENERGY STAR®

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Building America Update - July 9, 2013  

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

July 9, 2013 July 9, 2013 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program. Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested in subscribing to future Building America Update newsletters. Join Us at the Building America Track at EEBA Conference The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) Excellence in Building Conference will take place on September 24-26, 2013, in Phoenix, Arizona. The EEBA conference offers educational seminars, expert presenters, and hands-on demonstrations to help builders tap into the most up-to-date building science and home performance best practices and profit-building possibilities. While there, plan to attend the Building America track, Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes with Building America

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Building America Meetings | Department of Energy  

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

Meetings Meetings Building America Meetings Photo of people watching a presentation on a screen the foreground shows a person's hands taking notes on a notepad. The Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program hosts open meetings and webinars for industry partners and stakeholders that provide a forum to exchange information about various aspects of residential building research. Upcoming Meetings Past Technical and Stakeholder Meetings Webinars Expert Meetings Upcoming Meetings There are no Building America meetings scheduled at this time. Please subscribe to Building America news and updates to receive notification of future meetings. Past Technical and Stakeholder Meetings Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting: April 2013 Building America 2012 Technical Update Meeting: July 2012

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Building America Update - May 9, 2013  

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

May 9, 2013 May 9, 2013 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program. Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested in subscribing to future Building America Update newsletters. View Sessions from Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting The Building America program held its 4 th annual Technical Update meeting on April 29-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado. The meeting showcased Building America's world-class building science expertise for high performance homes, and focused on eight critical questions facing the building industry today, such as: * How Do We Retrofit the Tough Buildings? * What are the Best Off-the-Shelf HVAC Solutions for Low-Load, High-Performance Homes and Apartments?

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Building America Expert Meeting: Combustion Safety | Department...  

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

Meeting: Combustion Safety Building America Expert Meeting: Combustion Safety This is a meeting overview of "The Best Approach to Combustion Safety in a Direct Vent World, held...

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Building America Expert Meeting Report: Hydronic Heating in Multifamily Buildings  

SciTech Connect

The topic of this expert meeting was cost-effective controls and distribution retrofit options for hot water and steam space heating systems in multi-family buildings with the goals of reducing energy waste and improving occupant comfort. The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program develops technologies with the goal of reducing energy use by 30% to 50% in residential buildings. Toward this goal, the program sponsors 'Expert Meetings' focused on specific building technology topics. The meetings are intended to sharpen Building America research priorities, create a forum for sharing information among industry leaders and build partnerships with professionals and others that can help support the program's research needs and objectives. The topic of this expert meeting was cost-effective controls and distribution retrofit options for hot water and steam space heating systems in multifamily buildings with the goals of reducing energy waste and improving occupant comfort. The objectives of the meeting were to: (1) Share knowledge and experience on new and existing solutions: what works, what doesn't and why, and what's new; (2) Understand the market barriers to currently offered solutions: what disconnects exist in the market and what is needed to overcome or bridge these gaps; and (3) Identify research needs.

Dentz, J.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Expert Meeting Report: Hydronic Heating in Multifamily Buildings  

SciTech Connect

The topic of this expert meeting was cost-effective controls and distribution retrofit options for hot water and steam space heating systems in multi-family buildings with the goals of reducing energy waste and improving occupant comfort. The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program develops technologies with the goal of reducing energy use by 30% to 50% in residential buildings. Toward this goal, the program sponsors 'Expert Meetings' focused on specific building technology topics. The meetings are intended to sharpen Building America research priorities, create a forum for sharing information among industry leaders and build partnerships with professionals and others that can help support the program's research needs and objectives. The topic of this expert meeting was cost-effective controls and distribution retrofit options for hot water and steam space heating systems in multifamily buildings with the goals of reducing energy waste and improving occupant comfort. The objectives of the meeting were to: (1) Share knowledge and experience on new and existing solutions: what works, what doesn't and why, and what's new; (2) Understand the market barriers to currently offered solutions: what disconnects exist in the market and what is needed to overcome or bridge these gaps; and (3) Identify research needs.

Dentz, J.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … House Simulation Protocols (the Building America Benchmark  

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

Insight Homes of Delaware worked Insight Homes of Delaware worked with Building America research partner IBACOS to design and analyze multiple iterations of prototype homes until an optimum combination of efficiency measures was derived. Building America has proven to be a world-class research program that has delivered transformative innovations to the housing industry. A solid technical underpinning has been critical to this success, and that has been provided by simulation protocols that ensure a consistent framework for technical analysis. The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program sponsors projects conducted by its research teams working in the field with home builders and contractors. These teams use a systems engineering process to perform cost and performance assessments relative to each builder or retrofit

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Building America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market | Department of  

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

America: Bringing Building America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market Building America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market INNOVATIONS Advanced technologies and whole-house solutions for saving energy and costs. Read more SOLUTION CENTER Solutions for improving the energy performance and quality of new and existing homes. Read more RESEARCH TOOLS Tools to ensure consistent research results for new and existing homes. Read more MARKET PARTNERSHIPS Resources and partnering opportunities for the U.S. building industry. Read more Learn about how this world-class research program can help the U.S. building industry promote and construct homes that are better for business, homeowners, and the nation. Building America logo The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program has been a

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Building America Update - April 5, 2013  

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

April 5, 2013 April 5, 2013 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program. Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested in subscribing to future Building America Update newsletters. Learn about Top Innovations from Building America Since 1995, Building America research has resulted in more than 30 major innovations that are helping to transform our nation's home building and retrofit industry to high performance homes. In fact, Building America research teams have helped deliver more than 42,000 high performance new and existing homes, working with 300 U.S. production home builders. Learn about the Top Innovations as identified in 2012, and plans for future Top Innovations. An article in the

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Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings, Chicago, Illinois (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

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

Steam System Balancing Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings Chicago, Illinois PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings Location: Chicago, IL Partners: Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit www.gastechnology.org Building Component: Steam heating distribution system and controls Application: Retrofit; Multifamily Year Tested: 2011-2012 Applicable Climate Zone(s): Cold humid continental PERFORMANCE DATA Cost of Energy Efficiency Measure (including labor): $9,000 on average Projected Energy Savings: 10.2% heating savings Chicago's older multifamily housing stock is primarily heated by centrally metered steam or hydronic systems. Often, significant temperature differentials

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Building America Update - June 7, 2013  

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

June 7, 2013 June 7, 2013 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program. Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested in subscribing to future Building America Update newsletters. Test Your Skills: "What's Wrong With These Roof Details?" View the latest entry of Building America's ongoing series, "What's Wrong With This Picture?," in the new issue of Green Building Advisor online newsletter. In this installment, readers are invited to spot as many errors as they can in the photo of the roof of a multifamily building in Minneapolis. Members of the NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership team developed this entry, and will provide answers based on their research on

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Building America Update - September 10, 2013  

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

September 10, 2013 September 10, 2013 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program. Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested in subscribing to future Building America Update newsletters. Spotlight on 2013 Technical Update Meeting See the August issue of Green Builder magazine for the article, "Taking Control"-a recap of the Spring 2013 Building America Technical Update meeting, which brought together some of the world's foremost building scientists to discuss the latest research on building and remodeling challenges facing the industry today. The article outlines Building America recommendations for high impact issues such as: insulation challenges, optimal strategies

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Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting Report: Austin...  

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

Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting Report: Austin, Texas; February 29 - March 2, 2012 Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting Report: Austin, Texas; February...

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Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes  

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

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

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Building America Update - March 11, 2013  

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

March 11, 2013 March 11, 2013 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program. Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested in subscribing to future Building America Update newsletters. Plan to Attend the 2013 Technical Update Meeting If you haven't already registered for Building America's 2013 Technical Update Meeting scheduled for April 29-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado, there is still time! This meeting will showcase Building America's world-class building science expertise for high performance homes, presented in a dynamic format of expert presentations, panel discussions, and audience participation. This meeting is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so please register soon!

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Market Partnerships  

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

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

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Building America Research Tools | Department of Energy  

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

Tools Tools Building America Research Tools Building America provides technical tools to support researchers and building industry professionals in ensuring consistent research results for new and existing homes. The following resources can be used to evaluate optimal building designs, access performance and cost data, execute field tests, and track research progress. Image is a rendering of a two-story residential building with an entrance on the front. To the right of this building is another large building shaded in gray, and to the left is a smaller structure shaded in gray. Building Energy Optimization Software (BEopt): This software provides capabilities to evaluate residential building designs and identify cost-optimal efficiency packages at various levels of whole-house energy

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Building America Update - August 9, 2013  

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

August 9, 2013 August 9, 2013 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program. Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested in subscribing to future Building America Update newsletters. Building America Supports Home for Life * As the nation's baby boomers are entering retirement age, a recent AARP survey shows that nearly 70% would like to remain in their homes. Hanley Wood's Home for Life website and virtual tour uses universal design principles to help aging boomers transform a classic family home into a convenient, energy-efficient, and low-maintenance home. An all-star team of experts-including Building America- contributes expertise in remodeling design, construction;

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Building America Puts Residential Research Results to Work  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Residential buildings use more than 20% of the energy consumed annually in the United States. To help reduce that energy use, the Department of Energy (DOE) and its Building America partners conduct research to develop advanced building energy systems that make homes and communities much more energy-efficient. DOE and its partners design, build, and evaluate attractive, comfortable homes that increase performance with little or no increase in construction costs.

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2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Research Teams | Department of Energy  

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

Teams Teams Building America Research Teams Building America research projects are completed by industry consortia (teams) comprised of leading experts from across the country. The research teams design, test, upgrade and build high performance homes using strategies that significantly cut energy use. Building America research teams are selected through a competitive process initiated by a request for proposals. Team members are experts in the field of residential building science, and have access to world-class research facilities, partners, and key personnel, ensuring successful progress toward U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) goals. This page provides a brief description of the teams, areas of focus, and key team members. Advanced Residential Integrated Energy Solutions

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Building Technologies Program: Building America Publications  

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

search Most Popular Expert Meeting Report: Cladding Attachment Over Exterior Insulation (BSC Report) The addition of insulation to the exterior of buildings is an effective...

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Building America Update - November 4, 2013  

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

4, 2013 4, 2013 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program. Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested in subscribing to future Building America Update newsletters. Housing Innovation Awards Recognize Champions of High- Performance Homes The inaugural DOE Housing Innovation Awards were presented on October 4, 2013, to recognize the very best in innovation on the path to net-zero energy ready homes. The ceremony, held in conjunction with the Solar Decathlon 2013, recognized winners for DOE Challenge Home Builders, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Participating Contractors, Building America Top Innovations, and Excellence in Building Science Education.

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Building America Update - December 7, 2012  

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

7, 2012 7, 2012 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program. Register Now for the 2013 Technical Update Meeting Join the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program at the 2013 Technical Update Meeting scheduled for April 29-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado. This meeting will showcase Building America's world-class building science expertise for high performance homes, presented in a dynamic format. This Technical Update Meeting will use a mix of expert presentations, panel discussions, and audience participation to update the industry on the latest technologies and practices. This meeting is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible!

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Building America Update - November 9, 2012  

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

November 9, 2012 November 9, 2012 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program. DOE Challenge Home Technical Training The DOE Challenge Home team invites you to attend a training webinar on Thursday, November 15, 2012, titled "The Future is Now: Design Options for Locating Ducts within Conditioned Space." Locating the forced-air duct system within the home's air and thermal barriers is a "must-have" for high performance homes, and is a mandatory requirement of DOE Challenge Home. DOE recognizes several compliance approaches, including locating ducts within insulated vented attics, use of plenum truss systems, and encapsulating ducts with spray foam and burying them in insulation. Done right, these

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Building America Update - January 4, 2013  

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

January 4, 2013 January 4, 2013 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program. Building America Sessions at International Builders Show If you are planning to attend the International Builders' Show on January 22-24, 2013, don't miss these dynamic Building America presentations taking place there: Date/Time/Location Title/Speaker Summary Jan. 22-24; 3:15-4:00 PM each day DuPont Booth Home of the Future Sam Rashkin, U.S. Department of Energy The DOE Challenge Home-an ambitious successor to the Builders Challenge program-represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Market Partnerships  

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

Market Partnerships Market Partnerships This photo shows two men silhouetted against a sky shaking hands, with the frame of a building under construction in the background. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offers partnership opportunities, educational curricula, meetings, and webinars that help industry professionals bring research results to the market. DOE Challenge Home Through the DOE Challenge Home, the Building Technologies Office offers recognition to leading edge builders meeting extraordinary levels of excellence. Builders taking the challenge gain competitive advantage in the marketplace by providing their customers with unparalleled energy savings, quality, comfort, health, durability, and much more. Learn more about the DOE Challenge Home. ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3

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Building America Research Benchmark Definition, Updated December 15, 2006  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To track progress toward aggressive multi-year whole-house energy savings goals of 40-70% and onsite power production of up to 30%, DOE's Residential Buildings Program and NREL developed the Building America Research Benchmark in consultation with the Building America industry teams. The Benchmark is generally consistent with mid-1990s standard practice, as reflected in the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Technical Guidelines (RESNET 2002), with additional definitions that allow the analyst to evaluate all residential end-uses, an extension of the traditional HERS rating approach that focuses on space conditioning and hot water. Unlike the reference homes used for HERS, EnergyStar, and most energy codes, the Benchmark represents typical construction at a fixed point in time so it can be used as the basis for Building America's multi-year energy savings goals without the complication of chasing a ''moving target''.

Hendron, R.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America House Simulation Protocols (Revised)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The House Simulation Protocol document was developed to track and manage progress toward Building America's multi-year, average whole-building energy reduction research goals for new construction and existing homes, using a consistent analytical reference point. This report summarizes the guidelines for developing and reporting these analytical results in a consistent and meaningful manner for all home energy uses using standard operating conditions.

Hendron, R.; Engebrecht, C.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America System Research Plan for Reduction of Miscellaneous Electrical Loads in Zero Energy Homes  

SciTech Connect

This research plan describes the overall scope of system research that is needed to reduce miscellaneous electrical loads (MEL) in future net zero energy homes.

Barley, C. D.; Haley, C.; Anderson, R.; Pratsch, L.

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America's Top Innovations Advance High Performance Homes |  

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

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

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Quality Management System Guidelines  

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

management system tools customized for residential construction management system tools customized for residential construction are ready for use by builders, trades, and designers to help eliminate mistakes that would require high-cost rework. Unlike many manufacturing industries, home construction is usually accomplished through the cooperation of several businesses, including the designer; the architect; the builder; site supervisors; HVAC, plumbing, electrical, framing, roofing, insulation and other contractors; manufacturers and suppliers of materials and components, code inspectors, Home Energy Rating System (HERS) raters, and mortgage lenders. Historically, relationships in the residential construction industry are adversarial, with multiple disconnects and conflicts among the builder, subcontractors, material and product suppliers, and manufacturers.

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Quality Management System Guidelines  

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

Management System tools customized for residential construction Management System tools customized for residential construction are ready for use by builders, trades, and designers to help eliminate mistakes that would require high-cost rework. Unlike many manufacturing industries, home construction is usually accomplished through the cooperation of several businesses, including the designer; the architect; the builder; site supervisors; HVAC, plumbing, electrical, framing, roofing, insulation and other contractors; manufacturers and suppliers of materials and components, code inspectors, Home Energy Rating System (HERS) raters, and mortgage lenders. Historically, relationships in the residential construction industry are adversarial, with multiple disconnects and conflicts among the builder, subcontractors, material and product suppliers, and manufacturers.

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Building America Residential System Research Results: Achieving 30% Whole House Energy Savings Level in Mixed-Humid Climates; January 2006 - December 2006  

SciTech Connect

The Building America program conducts the system research required to reduce risks associated with the design and construction of homes that use an average of 30% to 90% less total energy for all residential energy uses than the Building America Research Benchmark, including research on homes that will use zero net energy on annual basis. To measure the program's progress, annual research milestones have been established for five major climate regions in the United States. The system research activities required to reach each milestone take from 3 to 5 years to complete and include research in individual test houses, studies in pre-production prototypes, and research studies with lead builders that provide early examples that the specified energy savings level can be successfully achieved on a production basis. This report summarizes research results for the 30% energy savings level and demonstrates that lead builders can successfully provide 30% homes in the Mixed-Humid Climate Region on a cost-neutral basis.

Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP); Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA); Building Science Consortium (BSC); Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB); Davis Energy Group (DEG); IBACOS; National Association of Home Builders Research Center (NAHBRC); National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - High...  

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

Hall of Fame Profile - High-R Walls This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America research on high-R-value walls showing the difference between rated and...

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Building America Market Partnerships | Department of Energy  

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

Market Partnerships Market Partnerships Building America Market Partnerships This photo shows two men silhouetted against a sky shaking hands, with the frame of a building under construction in the background. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offers partnership opportunities, educational curricula, meetings, and webinars that help industry professionals bring research results to the market. DOE Challenge Home Through the DOE Challenge Home, the Building Technologies Office offers recognition to leading edge builders meeting extraordinary levels of excellence. Builders taking the challenge gain competitive advantage in the marketplace by providing their customers with unparalleled energy savings, quality, comfort, health, durability, and much more. Learn more about the DOE Challenge Home.

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

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

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

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Florida Solar Energy Center (Building America Partnership for...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

for Improved Residential Construction Jump to: navigation, search Name Florida Solar Energy Center (Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction...

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Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership II Expert Meeting  

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

This is the summary report for the Building America expert meeting held on November 16, 2010, in Chicago, Illinois.

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Building America Climate-Specific Guidance | Department of Energy  

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

America » Building America America » Building America Climate-Specific Guidance Building America Climate-Specific Guidance Building America Climate-Specific Guidance Building America's Best Practices guides and case studies demonstrate real world solutions for improving the energy performance and quality of new and existing homes in five major climate regions. Find examples of proven high-performance home building and remodeling in your area by selecting a climate zone below. In addition, you may view technology-specific building solutions that work across all climates. Cold and Very Cold Climates Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates Hot-Humid Climates Marine Climates Mixed-Humid Climates All Climates For additional, updated information on hundreds of building science topics that can help you build or retrofit to the most recent high-performance

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Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This final report summarizes the work conducted by the Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (www.baihp.org) for the period 9/1/99-6/30/06. BAIHP is led by the Florida Solar Energy Center of the University of Central Florida and focuses on factory built housing. In partnership with over 50 factory and site builders, work was performed in two main areas--research and technical assistance. In the research area--through site visits in over 75 problem homes, we discovered the prime causes of moisture problems in some manufactured homes and our industry partners adopted our solutions to nearly eliminate this vexing problem. Through testing conducted in over two dozen housing factories of six factory builders we documented the value of leak free duct design and construction which was embraced by our industry partners and implemented in all the thousands of homes they built. Through laboratory test facilities and measurements in real homes we documented the merits of 'cool roof' technologies and developed an innovative night sky radiative cooling concept currently being tested. We patented an energy efficient condenser fan design, documented energy efficient home retrofit strategies after hurricane damage, developed improved specifications for federal procurement for future temporary housing, compared the Building America benchmark to HERS Index and IECC 2006, developed a toolkit for improving the accuracy and speed of benchmark calculations, monitored the field performance of over a dozen prototype homes and initiated research on the effectiveness of occupancy feedback in reducing household energy use. In the technical assistance area we provided systems engineering analysis, conducted training, testing and commissioning that have resulted in over 128,000 factory built and over 5,000 site built homes which are saving their owners over $17,000,000 annually in energy bills. These include homes built by Palm Harbor Homes, Fleetwood, Southern Energy Homes, Cavalier and the manufacturers participating in the Northwest Energy Efficient Manufactured Home program. We worked with over two dozen Habitat for Humanity affiliates and helped them build over 700 Energy Star or near Energy Star homes. We have provided technical assistance to several show homes constructed for the International builders show in Orlando, FL and assisted with other prototype homes in cold climates that save 40% over the benchmark reference. In the Gainesville Fl area we have several builders that are consistently producing 15 to 30 homes per month in several subdivisions that meet the 30% benchmark savings goal. We have contributed to the 2006 DOE Joule goals by providing two community case studies meeting the 30% benchmark goal in marine climates.

McIlvaine, Janet; Chandra, Subrato; Barkaszi, Stephen; Beal, David; Chasar, David; Colon, Carlos; Fonorow, Ken; Gordon, Andrew; Hoak, David; Hutchinson, Stephanie; Lubliner, Mike; Martin, Eric; McCluney, Ross; McGinley, Mark; McSorley, Mike; Moyer, Neil; Mullens, Mike; Parker, Danny; Sherwin, John; Vieira, Rob; Wichers, Susan

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Building America Solution Center  

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

web tool connecting users to web tool connecting users to thousands of pieces of building science information developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program and its research partners. DOE's Building America program has funded decades of research by some of the brightest minds in the field of building science. However, the practical application of this knowledge by builders, contractors, and homeowners in the field has been somewhat hampered by lack of accessibility. The information has been slow to get published, located in disparate locations, not often recognizable as sponsored by DOE, difficult to search for, inconsistently formatted, and written in technical language, rather than understandable instructions. The Building America Solution Center, developed by the Pacific

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Building America Solution Center  

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

single web tool connecting users single web tool connecting users to thousands of pieces of building science information developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program and its research partners. DOE's Building America program has funded decades of research by some of the brightest minds in the field of building science. However, the practical application of this knowledge by builders, contractors, and homeowners in the field has been somewhat hampered by lack of accessibility. The information has been slow to get published, located in disparate locations, not often recognizable as sponsored by DOE, difficult to search for, inconsistently formatted, and written in technical language, rather than understandable instructions. The Building America Solution Center, developed by the Pacific

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Building America System Research  

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Inverse Modeling Data-Driven, Physics-Based Simulation and Optimization Software Community scale optimization Community scale energy savings potential Targeted deployment at scale...

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Building Technologies Office: Simplified Space Conditioning Systems...  

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Simplified Space Conditioning Systems for Energy Efficient Homes Expert Meeting Building America hosted the "Simplified Space Conditioning Systems for Energy Efficient Homes"...

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Building America Update - December 9, 2013  

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

9, 2013 9, 2013 This announcement brings you the latest information about news, activities, and publications from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program. Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested in subscribing to future Building America Update newsletters. Apply Now for the Challenge Home Student Design Competition! There is still time to apply for the DOE Challenge Home Design Competition-the registration deadline is December 16, 2013. This new nationwide competition aims to provide the next generation of architects, engineers, construction managers, and entrepreneurs with skills and experience to start careers in the field of high-performance homes. The competition seeks student team innovations for homes that the home

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National Laboratories Supporting Building America | Department of Energy  

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

Laboratories Laboratories Supporting Building America National Laboratories Supporting Building America The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) national laboratories work very closely with the Building America research teams to achieve program goals. The laboratories offer extensive scientific and technical R&D expertise for building technologies and improved building practices. Following is a brief description of the laboratories involved with Building America. Logo for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD) performs analysis, research, and development leading to improved energy technologies and reduction of adverse energy-related environmental impacts. EETD conducts research in advanced energy

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Making America's Buildings Better (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

This fact sheet is an overview of the U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies program. Buildings use more energy than any other sector of the U.S. economy? In fact, buildings consume more than 70% of the electricity and more than 50% of the natural gas Americans use. That's why the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Technologies Program (BTP) is working to improve building energy performance through high-impact research, out-reach, and regulatory efforts. These efforts will result in affordable, high-performance homes and commercial buildings. These grid-connected buildings will be more energy efficient than today's typical buildings, with renewable energy providing a portion of the power needs. They will combine energy-smart 'whole building' design and construction, appliances and equipment that minimize plug loads, and cost-effective photovoltaics or other on-site energy systems.

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Building America Research Benchmark Definition, Updated December 29, 2004  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

To track progress toward aggressive multi-year whole-house energy savings goals of 40-70% and onsite power production of up to 30%, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Residential Buildings Program and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed the Building America Research Benchmark in consultation with the Building America industry teams. The Benchmark is generally consistent with mid-1990s standard practice, as reflected in the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Technical Guidelines (RESNET 2002), with additional definitions that allow the analyst to evaluate all residential end-uses, an extension of the traditional HERS rating approach that focuses on space conditioning and hot water. A series of user profiles, intended to represent the behavior of a ''standard'' set of occupants, was created for use in conjunction with the Benchmark.

Hendron, R.

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Research Benchmark Definition: Updated December 19, 2008  

SciTech Connect

To track progress toward aggressive multi-year whole-house energy savings goals of 40-70% and onsite power production of up to 30%, DOE's Residential Buildings Program and NREL developed the Building America Research Benchmark in consultation with the Building America industry teams.

Hendron, R.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Building America 2013 Technical Update  

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2013 Technical Update Meeting 2013 Technical Update Meeting The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America program held its fourth annual Technical Update meeting on April 29-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado. This meeting showcased world-class building science expertise for high performance homes in a dynamic format that addressed eight key critical questions facing the building industry today. This Technical Update Meeting combined expert presentations, panel discussions, and audience participation to update the industry on the latest technologies and practices. View the meeting presentations below, which are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. The meeting summary report will be available soon. You can also view the complete webinar recordings for Day 1 (WMV 102 MB) and Day 2 (WMV 93 MB).

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Building America Developments, September 2000, Information Bulletin Number 1 (Revised)  

SciTech Connect

Building America Developments on-line newsletter highlights the Erie-Ellington Homes publicly-funded housing project in Boston, Massachusetts. A Building America and industry partnership that produced energy-efficient manufactured homes built with foam core panels is featured. Also, Habitat for Humanity dedicates two energy-efficient test houses in East Tennessee, and affordable, healthy homes are offered in metro Atlanta. Upcoming events in the Building America Program are also listed.

Hendron, R.; Anderson, J.; Epstein, K.

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP) is one of five competitively selected U.S. DOE Building America teams and began work on 9/1/99. BAIHP focuses on improving the energy efficiency, durability and indoor air quality in manufactured homes. Team members, Cavalier Homes, Fleetwood Homes, Palm Harbor Homes, Southern Energy Homes, and manufacturers in the Super Good Cents/Natural Choice program produce over 100,000 manufactured homes/yr currently. In addition, the BAIHP team provides technical assistance to about 30 site builders and modular home manufacturers including Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout the nation. BAIHP is also charged with enhancing the energy efficiency and learning environment in portable classrooms in the northwestern states of WA, OR and ID. This paper summarizes the multifaceted work being performed by BAIHP and provides specific data on 310 homes constructed in the Gainesville FL area with technical assistance from Florida Home Energy and Resources Organization. The paper also summarizes typical causes and cures for moisture problems in manufactured homes.

Chandra, S.; McCloud, M.; Moyer, N.; Beal, D.; Chasar, D.; McIlvaine, J.; Parker, D.; Sherwin, J.; Martin, E.; Fonorow, K.; Mullens, M.; Lubliner, M.; McSorley, M.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series Vol. 14: Energy Renovations...  

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

Series Vol. 14: Energy Renovations - HVAC: A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners Building America Best Practices Series Vol. 14: Energy Renovations - HVAC: A Guide for...

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile - Exterior Rigid...  

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

Exterior Rigid Insulation Best Practices Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile - Exterior Rigid Insulation Best Practices Field and lab studies by BSC, PHI, and Northern...

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Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 12. EnergyRenovations...  

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

Series: Volume 12. Energy Renovations-Insulation: A Guide for Contractors to Share With Homeowners Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 12. Energy Renovations-Insulation:...

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Building America Residential System Research Results: Achieving 30% Whole House Energy Savings Level in the Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Building America program conducts the system research required to reduce risks associated with the design and construction of homes that use an average of 30% to 90% less total energy for all residential energy uses than the Building America Research Benchmark, including research on homes that will use zero net energy on annual basis. To measure the program's progress, annual research milestones have been established for five major climate regions in the United States. The system research activities required to reach each milestone take from 3 to 5 years to complete and include research in individual test houses, studies in pre-production prototypes, and research studies with lead builders that provide early examples that the specified energy savings level can be successfully achieved on a production basis. This report summarizes research results for the 30% energy savings level and demonstrates that lead builders can successfully provide 30% homes in the Hot-Dry/Mixed-Dry Climate Region on a cost neutral basis.

Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA); Building Science Consortium (BSC); Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB); Davis Energy Group (DEG); Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC); IBACOS; National Association of Home Builders Research Center (NAHBRC); National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Residential System Research Results: Achieving 30% Whole House Energy Savings Level in Mixed-Humid Climates; January 2006 - December 2006  

SciTech Connect

The Building America program conducts the system research required to reduce risks associated with the design and construction of homes that use an average of 30% to 90% less total energy for all residential energy uses than the Building America Research Benchmark, including research on homes that will use zero net energy on annual basis. To measure the program's progress, annual research milestones have been established for five major climate regions in the United States. The system research activities required to reach each milestone take from 3 to 5 years to complete and include research in individual test houses, studies in pre-production prototypes, and research studies with lead builders that provide early examples that the specified energy savings level can be successfully achieved on a production basis. This report summarizes research results for the 30% energy savings level and demonstrates that lead builders can successfully provide 30% homes in the Mixed-Humid Climate Region on a cost-neutral basis.

Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership (BAIHP); Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA); Building Science Consortium (BSC); Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB); Davis Energy Group (DEG); IBACOS; National Association of Home Builders Research Center (NAHBRC); National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Renewable Energy Systems Americas | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Americas Jump to: navigation, search Name Renewable Energy Systems Americas Place Broomfield, CO Website http:www.res-americas.com References Renewable Energy Systems...

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Addendum to the Building America House Simulation Protocols  

SciTech Connect

As Building America (BA) has grown to include a large and diverse cross-section of the home building and retrofit industries, it has become more important to develop accurate, consistent analysis techniques to measure progress towards the program's goals. The House Simulation Protocols (HSP) provides guidance to program partners and managers so that energy savings for new construction and retrofit projects can be compared alongside each other. The HSP provides the program with analysis methods that are proven to be effective and reliable in investigating the energy use of advanced energy systems and of entire houses.

Engebrecht-Metzger, C.; Wilson, E.; Horowitz, S.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Addendum to the Building America House Simulation Protocols  

SciTech Connect

As Building America (BA) has grown to include a large and diverse cross-section of the home building and retrofit industries, it has become more important to develop accurate, consistent analysis techniques to measure progress towards the program's goals. The House Simulation Protocols (HSP) provides guidance to program partners and managers so that energy savings for new construction and retrofit projects can be compared alongside each other. The HSP provides the program with analysis methods that are proven to be effective and reliable in investigating the energy use of advanced energy systems and of entire houses.

Engebrecht-Metzger, C.; Wilson, E.; Horowitz, S.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar America Initiative--In Focus: The Building Industry  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fact sheet introduces the building industry to the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar America Initiative (SAI) and describes how the building industry can benefit from and contribute to the SAI.

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2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar America Initiative--In Focus: The Building Industry  

SciTech Connect

Fact sheet introduces the building industry to the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar America Initiative (SAI) and describes how the building industry can benefit from and contribute to the SAI.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Update - January 9, 2013 | Department of Energy  

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

Building America Update - January 9, 2013 Building America Update - January 9, 2013 Building America Update - January 9, 2013 January 14, 2014 - 4:37pm Addthis Top Innovation Spotlight: Next Generation Advanced Framing Image of house framing. Building America field studies involving thousands of homes have verified significant savings in energy, materials, and labor when production builders apply advanced framing techniques-exceeding $1,000 per home. The Partnership for Home Innovation (PHI), a Building America team, won a 2013 Top Innovation award for its research into simple, cost-effective ways to implement advanced framing techniques. The team tested three innovative techniques that improve the thermal performance of the building enclosure, reduce the cost of energy-efficient construction, and simplify the

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Multifamily Individual Heating and Ventilation Systems, Lawrence, Massachusetts (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Efficient Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

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

Multifamily Individual Heating Multifamily Individual Heating and Ventilation Systems Lawrence, Massachusetts PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: Retrofit Type: Multifamily, affordable Builder: Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity (MVHfH) www.merrimackvalleyhabitat.org Size: 840 to 1,170 ft 2 units Price Range: $125,000-$130,000 Date completed: Slated for 2014 Climate Zone: Cold (5A) PERFORMANCE DATA HERS Index Range: 48 to 63 Projected annual energy cost savings: $1,797 Incremental cost of energy efficiency measures: $3,747 Incremental annual mortgage: $346 Annual cash flow: $1,451 Billing data: Not available The conversion of an older Massachusetts building into condominiums illustrates a safe, durable, and cost-effective solution for heating and ventilation systems that can potentially benefit millions of multifamily buildings. Merrimack Valley

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Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations  

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Energy Systems Energy Systems Innovations to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance Solution Center Partnerships Meetings Publications Home Energy Score

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

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

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

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Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting | Department of Energy  

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

Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting Building America 2013 Technical Update Meeting The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America program held its fourth annual Technical Update meeting on April 29-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado. This meeting showcased world-class building science expertise for high performance homes in a dynamic format that addressed eight key critical questions facing the building industry today. This Technical Update Meeting combined expert presentations, panel discussions, and audience participation to update the industry on the latest technologies and practices. View the meeting presentations below, which are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. The meeting summary report will be available soon. You can also view the complete webinar recordings for Day 1 (video) and Day 2 (video).

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Building America Research for the American Home | Department of Energy  

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

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

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The Consortium of Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) - A Building America Energy Efficient Housing Partnership  

SciTech Connect

This final report summarizes the work conducted by the Consortium of Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) (http://www.carb-swa.com/), one of the 'Building America Energy Efficient Housing Partnership' Industry Teams, for the period January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2010. The Building America Program (BAP) is part of the Department of Energy (DOE), Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program (BTP). The long term goal of the BAP is to develop cost effective, production ready systems in five major climate zones that will result in zero energy homes (ZEH) that produce as much energy as they use on an annual basis by 2020. CARB is led by Steven Winter Associates, Inc. with Davis Energy Group, Inc. (DEG), MaGrann Associates, and Johnson Research, LLC as team members. In partnership with our numerous builders and industry partners, work was performed in three primary areas - advanced systems research, prototype home development, and technical support for communities of high performance homes. Our advanced systems research work focuses on developing a better understanding of the installed performance of advanced technology systems when integrated in a whole-house scenario. Technology systems researched included: - High-R Wall Assemblies - Non-Ducted Air-Source Heat Pumps - Low-Load HVAC Systems - Solar Thermal Water Heating - Ventilation Systems - Cold-Climate Ground and Air Source Heat Pumps - Hot/Dry Climate Air-to-Water Heat Pump - Condensing Boilers - Evaporative condensers - Water Heating CARB continued to support several prototype home projects in the design and specification phase. These projects are located in all five program climate regions and most are targeting greater than 50% source energy savings over the Building America Benchmark home. CARB provided technical support and developed builder project case studies to be included in near-term Joule Milestone reports for the following community scale projects: - SBER Overlook at Clipper Mill (mixed, humid climate) - William Ryan Homes - Tampa (hot, humid climate).

Robb Aldrich; Lois Arena; Dianne Griffiths; Srikanth Puttagunta; David Springer

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The Consortium of Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) - A Building America Energy Efficient Housing Partnership  

SciTech Connect

This final report summarizes the work conducted by the Consortium of Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) (http://www.carb-swa.com/), one of the 'Building America Energy Efficient Housing Partnership' Industry Teams, for the period January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2010. The Building America Program (BAP) is part of the Department of Energy (DOE), Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program (BTP). The long term goal of the BAP is to develop cost effective, production ready systems in five major climate zones that will result in zero energy homes (ZEH) that produce as much energy as they use on an annual basis by 2020. CARB is led by Steven Winter Associates, Inc. with Davis Energy Group, Inc. (DEG), MaGrann Associates, and Johnson Research, LLC as team members. In partnership with our numerous builders and industry partners, work was performed in three primary areas - advanced systems research, prototype home development, and technical support for communities of high performance homes. Our advanced systems research work focuses on developing a better understanding of the installed performance of advanced technology systems when integrated in a whole-house scenario. Technology systems researched included: - High-R Wall Assemblies - Non-Ducted Air-Source Heat Pumps - Low-Load HVAC Systems - Solar Thermal Water Heating - Ventilation Systems - Cold-Climate Ground and Air Source Heat Pumps - Hot/Dry Climate Air-to-Water Heat Pump - Condensing Boilers - Evaporative condensers - Water Heating CARB continued to support several prototype home projects in the design and specification phase. These projects are located in all five program climate regions and most are targeting greater than 50% source energy savings over the Building America Benchmark home. CARB provided technical support and developed builder project case studies to be included in near-term Joule Milestone reports for the following community scale projects: - SBER Overlook at Clipper Mill (mixed, humid climate) - William Ryan Homes - Tampa (hot, humid climate).

Robb Aldrich; Lois Arena; Dianne Griffiths; Srikanth Puttagunta; David Springer

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Integrated Building Management System  

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Integrated Building Integrated Building Management System Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Integrated Building Management System Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Integrated Building Management System Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Integrated Building Management System Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Integrated Building Management System Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Integrated Building Management System Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Integrated Building Management System Research Project on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE

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Diversity United, Building America's Future Today | Department of Energy  

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

United, Building America's Future Today United, Building America's Future Today Diversity United, Building America's Future Today October 24, 2012 10:30AM EDT Department of Energy Forrestal Building, Small Auditorium Patti Solis Doyle has been honored by Hispanic Magazine with the "2007 Latinas of Excellence Award" for her accomplishments in the areas of government, politics, and civil leadership. She also received Siempre Mujer magazine's "Siempre Insprian Award," honoring remarkable Latinas whose achievements and contributions are helping shape the future of Hispanic women in this country. Hispanic Business Magazine recently counted her among America's 100 Most Influential Hispanics. Join us as Ms. Doyle provides her keynote remarks on shaping the future of Hispanics in the U.S.

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Building America: The Advanced Whole-Home Efficiency Program (Presentation)  

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This presentation discusses the Building America Program. This presentation discusses the background and goals of the program. A few hot topic technologies are discussed. Outreach activities are discussed as well.

Engebrecht, C.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Research Benchmark Definition: Updated December 2009  

SciTech Connect

The Benchmark represents typical construction at a fixed point in time so it can be used as the basis for Building America's multi-year energy savings goals without chasing a 'moving target.'

Hendron, R.; Engebrecht, C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Securing America's Future with Energy Efficient Buildings | Department of  

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

Securing America's Future with Energy Efficient Buildings Securing America's Future with Energy Efficient Buildings Securing America's Future with Energy Efficient Buildings What We Do We lead a vast network of research and industry partners to continually develop innovative, cost-effective energy saving solutions-better products, better new homes, better ways to improve older homes, and better buildings in which we work, shop, and lead our everyday lives. Why It Matters Energy efficiency is a low cost way to save money, support job growth, reduce pollution, and improve the competitiveness of our businesses. Our homes, offices, schools, hospitals, restaurants, and stores consume a lot of energy-and money. We spend more than $400 billion each year to power our homes and commercial buildings, consuming more than 70% of all

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Low-Cost Ventilation in Production Housing  

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

simple, cost-effective techniques for providing fresh air throughout the home, including exhaust-only and central fan-integrated supply ventilation. Building America has refined simple whole-house ventilation systems that cost less than $350 to install. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 1. Advanced Technologies and Practices 1.3 Assured Health, Safety, and Durability Low-Cost Ventilation in Production Housing As high-performance homes get more air-tight and better insulated, attention to good indoor air quality becomes essential. Building America has effectively guided the nation's home builders to embrace whole-house ventilation by developing low-cost options that adapt well to their production processes. When the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America research teams began

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Our Work Together Building a Stronger America | Department of Energy  

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

Work Together Building a Stronger America Work Together Building a Stronger America Our Work Together Building a Stronger America January 10, 2012 - 12:01pm Addthis Former Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman chats with Secretary Chu before the start of the Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall. | Energy Department file photo. Former Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman chats with Secretary Chu before the start of the Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall. | Energy Department file photo. Secretary Chu Secretary Chu Former Secretary of Energy Dear Colleagues, As we enter the New Year and move forward with our efforts to build a stronger, more secure and prosperous Nation, it's also important to take a moment to reflect on the progress we have made and to acknowledge everyone who made this progress possible. Across the complex, our workforce is reducing nuclear dangers, expanding

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Our Work Together Building a Stronger America | Department of Energy  

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

Our Work Together Building a Stronger America Our Work Together Building a Stronger America Our Work Together Building a Stronger America January 10, 2012 - 12:01pm Addthis Former Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman chats with Secretary Chu before the start of the Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall. | Energy Department file photo. Former Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman chats with Secretary Chu before the start of the Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall. | Energy Department file photo. Secretary Chu Secretary Chu Former Secretary of Energy Dear Colleagues, As we enter the New Year and move forward with our efforts to build a stronger, more secure and prosperous Nation, it's also important to take a moment to reflect on the progress we have made and to acknowledge everyone who made this progress possible.

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Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings: Chicago, Illinois. Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

Steam heated buildings often suffer from uneven heating as a result of poor control of the amount of steam entering each radiator. In order to satisfy the heating load to the coldest units, other units are overheated. As a result, some tenants complain of being too hot and open their windows in the middle of winter, while others complain of being too cold and are compelled to use supplemental heat sources.

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Building America: Full-Text Search  

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

Site Map Printable Version Bookmark and Share Home About Research Projects Building Energy Optimization Efficiency Measures & Costs House Simulation Protocols Meetings...

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Building America Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical Committee Presentation  

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

Analysis Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical Committee Meeting February 29, 2012 Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting Austin, Texas Housekeeping *E-mail Ben Polly, ben.polly@nrel.gov to be added to committee E-mail list *Open committee: Invite others! *Next call: Tuesday, April 17, 1:00 - 2:00 PM (ET) Today's Agenda 1. Committee Purpose and Goals (10 min) 2. Brainstorming Session (30 min) 3. Strategic Plan (20 min) 1. Overview 2. Progress Update 4. Next Steps and Discussion (15) Introductions Audience Poll: *Familiar with Building America? *Attending a meeting of this committee for the first time? Building America *Department of Energy (DOE) funded *Industry-driven research program

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Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership II Expert Meeting  

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

GTI PROJECT NUMBER 20970 GTI PROJECT NUMBER 20970 Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership II Subtask 1.8: Building America Expert Meeting Report Issued: December 20, 2010 Prepared For: Philip Fairey Deputy Director Florida Solar Energy Center 1679 Clearlake Road Cocoa, FL 32922-5703 (321) 638-1434 pfairey@fsec.ucf.edu GTI Technical Contacts: Ryan Kerr Douglas Kosar R&D Market Analyst Institute Engineer 847-768-0941 847-768-0725 ryan.kerr@gastechnology.org douglas.kosar@gastechnology.org Gas Technology Institute 1700 S. Mount Prospect Rd. Des Plaines, Illinois 60018 www.gastechnology.org FINAL EXPERT MEETING REPORT Building America Expert Meeting Final Report Page i Legal Notice This information was prepared by Gas Technology Institute ("GTI") for the Florida Solar

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … ENERGY STAR for Homes Support  

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

GW Robinson, a production home builder in GW Robinson, a production home builder in Gainesville, Florida, worked with Building America to build all 290 units at its Cobblefield development to ENERGY STAR criteria. The builder was one of several featured in a series of guides produced by Building America to help builders achieve ENERGY STAR with climate-appropriate energy- efficiency measures (Baechler et al. 2004-06). ENERGY STAR for Homes, with critical support from DOE's Building America program, has been transformative, leading the U.S. housing industry to high- performance homes and driving the development of a national Home Energy Rating System (HERS) infrastructure. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and DOE, helping U.S. citizens save money and protect the

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Outside Air Ventilation Controller  

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

partner Davis Energy partner Davis Energy Group worked with Monley Cronin Construction to build 100 energy-efficient homes in Woodland, CA, with night- cooling ventilation systems. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 1. Advanced Technologies and Practices 1.3 Assured Health, Safety, and Durability Outside Air Ventilation Controller Building America researchers developed technologies to harness the natural day-night temperature swings in the U.S. Southwest to cut cooling energy peak demand with no compromise in comfort. Building America research has shown that, in dry climates, the use of ventilation cooling can significantly reduce, delay, or completely eliminate air conditioner operation resulting in both energy savings and reduction of peak demand

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University of Minnesota (NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership...  

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Partnership Type Incubator Partnering Center within NREL Electricity Resources & Building Systems Integration LinkedIn Connections University of Minnesota (NorthernSTAR Building...

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Building America Performance Analysis Procedures for Existing Homes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Hendron, R.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 7.1: Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County  

SciTech Connect

This report for DOE's Building America program helps builders identify which Building America climate region they are building in. The guide includes maps comparing the Building America regions with climate designations used in the International Energy Conservation Code for Residential Buildings and lists all U.S. counties by climate zone. A very brief history of the development of the Building America climate map and descriptions of each climate zone are provided. This report is available on the Building America website www.buildingamerica.gov.

Baechler, Michael C.; Williamson, Jennifer L.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Cole, Pamala C.; Hefty, Marye G.; Love, Pat M.

2010-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Project Closeout: Guidance for Final Evaluation of Building America Communities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents guidelines for Project Closeout. It is used to determine whether the Building America program is successfully facilitating improved design and practices to achieve energy savings goals in production homes. Its objective is to use energy simulations, targeted utility bill analysis, and feedback from project stakeholders to evaluate the performance of occupied BA communities.

Norton, P.; Burch, J.; Hendron, B.

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Center |  

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

Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Center Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Center January 17, 2013 - 5:05pm Addthis The Energy Department's new Building America Solution Center provides building professionals with fast, free and reliable building science and efficiency knowledge. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department. The Energy Department's new Building America Solution Center provides building professionals with fast, free and reliable building science and efficiency knowledge. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department. Sam Rashkin Chief Architect, Building Technologies Office What is the Building America Solution Center? It is an online tool designed to provide building professionals with

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Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Center |  

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

Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Center Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Center January 17, 2013 - 5:05pm Addthis The Energy Department's new Building America Solution Center provides building professionals with fast, free and reliable building science and efficiency knowledge. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department. The Energy Department's new Building America Solution Center provides building professionals with fast, free and reliable building science and efficiency knowledge. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department. Sam Rashkin Chief Architect, Building Technologies Office What is the Building America Solution Center? It is an online tool designed to provide building professionals with

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Building America Expert Meeting: Combustion Safety  

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This is a meeting overview of 'The Best Approach to Combustion Safety in a Direct Vent World', held June 28, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas. The objective of this Expert Meeting was to identify gaps and barriers that need to be addressed by future research, and to develop data-driven technical recommendations for code updates so that a common approach for combustion safety can be adopted by all members of the building energy efficiency and code communities.

Brand, L.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Costa Rica-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a...  

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El Salvador-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a...  

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile High-R Walls  

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

This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America research on high-R-value walls showing the difference between rated and whole wall R values and the need for vented cladding to reduce condensation potential with some insulation types.

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Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model | Open  

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Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Jump to: navigation, search Name Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Agency/Company /Organization World Watch Institute Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.worldwatch.org/node Country Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama Central America, Central America, Central America, Central America, Central America, Central America, Central America References Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model[1] Overview "This project will design a unified low-carbon development strategy for

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Building America Standing Technical Committee - Water Heating  

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

Water Heating Standing Technical Committee Strategic Plan, v2012a Revised: January 2012 Committee Chair: 2011, 2012 Marc Hoeschele mhoesch@davisenergy.com 530-753-1100 x23 ARBI Page 2 Background on Residential Water Heating According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's 2005 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), annual residential water heating totals 2.11 quads of energy annually, or 20% of the energy delivered to residential buildings 1 . Over the past 70 years, gas and electric storage water heaters have been the predominant water heater type in the United States 2 . Recently, gas tankless water heaters have made inroads in market share with current industry projected gas tankless sales estimated at 400,000+ annually, and an

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Building America House Simulation Protocols (Revised)  

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

House House Simulation Protocols Robert Hendron and Cheryn Engebrecht National Renewable Energy Laboratory Revised October 2010 Prepared by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory For the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program ii 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, 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,

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Achieving Higher Performance with Cost Neutrality through Building America  

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

Achieving Higher Performance Achieving Higher Performance with Cost Neutrality through Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting March 1, 2012 Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting Agenda * Imagine Homes - An Overview * 2010 Occupied Test House - Objectives - From Modeling through Monitoring * 2012 Occupied Test House - Objectives - What's Next * Closing Remarks Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting Overview: * San Antonio, TX * 68 Homes in 2011 * $140k - $425k * 1,300 - 4,500 ft 2 Imagine Homes Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting Environment: * Hot-Humid * 2,996 CDD * 1,546 HDD * 31" Rainfall Imagine Homes Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting Imagine Homes History: * Established 2006 * Partnership with Beazer Homes * Builders Challenge * Building America

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt)  

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

House geometries are among the many House geometries are among the many options users can enter in BEopt. Results shown here are rendered in SketchUp and show neighboring houses for shading analysis. To achieve Building America's ambitious energy-efficiency goals, it becomes increasingly important that researchers can identify the most cost-effective, high-performance improvements. BEopt has proven to be an invaluable analysis tool enabling Building America and its research partners to progress to zero net-energy new homes and deep energy retrofits. There are many energy analysis software tools out there-some do optimization, some do residential analysis, some do retrofit analysis, some come pre-packaged with options and costs, etc. With support from DOE's Building America program, researchers at the National Renewable Energy

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

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

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

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt)  

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

This Building America Innovations profile describes the DOE-sponsored BEopt software, which ensures a consistent analysis platform and accurate simulations. Many BEopt algorithms have been adopted by private-sector HERS software tools that have helped improve the energy efficiency of tens-of-thousands of ENERGY STAR-certified homes.

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Unvented, Conditioned Attics  

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

additional heat loss and gain of ducts additional heat loss and gain of ducts in unconditioned, vented attics increases energy use for heating and cooling 10%. Additionally, duct air leakage has been measured to commonly exceed 20% of conditioned air flow, which results in a significant energy loss when ducts are in unconditioned space. In addition to influencing builders across the country to adopt unvented, conditioned attics, Building America research has helped influence code acceptance of this innovation since 2006. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 1. Advanced Technologies and Practices 1.1 Building Science Solutions Unvented, Conditioned Attics The preference for a large segment of the U.S. housing industry has been to locate HVAC systems in unconditioned attics, but this is highly inefficient.

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Building America Research Benchmark Definition, Version 3.1, Updated July 14, 2004  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

To track progress toward aggressive multi-year whole-house energy savings goals of 40-70% and onsite power production of up to 30%, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Residential Buildings Program and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed the Building America Research Benchmark in consultation with the Building America industry teams. The Benchmark is generally consistent with mid-1990s standard practice, as reflected in the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Technical Guidelines (RESNET 2002), with additional definitions that allow the analyst to evaluate all residential end-uses, an extension of the traditional HERS rating approach that focuses on space conditioning and hot water. A series of user profiles, intended to represent the behavior of a ''standard'' set of occupants, was created for use in conjunction with the Benchmark.

Hendron, R.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series Volume 13: Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Preserving Historic Homes  

SciTech Connect

This guide is a resource to help contractors renovate historic houses, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. The best practices described in this document are based on the results of research and demonstration projects conducted by Building Americas research teams. Building America brings together the nations leading building scientists with over 300 production builders to develop, test, and apply innovative, energy-efficient construction practices. The guide is available for download from the DOE Building America website www.buildingamerica.gov.

Britt, Michelle L.; Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Makela, Erin KB; Schneider, Elaine C.; Kaufman, Ned

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Addendum to the Building America House Simulation Protocols  

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Addendum to the Building Addendum to the Building America House Simulation Protocols C. Engebrecht Metzger, E. Wilson, and S. Horowitz National Renewable Energy Laboratory December 2012 ii 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,

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Addendum to the Building America House Simulation Protocols  

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

Addendum to the Building Addendum to the Building America House Simulation Protocols C. Engebrecht Metzger, E. Wilson, and S. Horowitz National Renewable Energy Laboratory December 2012 ii 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,

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

Christian, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building the Senceive System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The conception and development of pervasive systems, i.e, the systems which will be used in pervasive computing environments, involve interdisciplinary team work. Apparently, the team consists of people with a diverse research background and expertise. ... Keywords: activity recognition, building a sensing system, complex system design, network configuration, project work, wireless sensor networks

Waltenegus Dargie; Alexander Schill

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Making America's Buildings Better (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

This fact sheet is an overview of the U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies program. Buildings use more energy than any other sector of the U.S. economy? In fact, buildings consume more than 70% of the electricity and more than 50% of the natural gas Americans use. That's why the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Technologies Program (BTP) is working to improve building energy performance through high-impact research, out-reach, and regulatory efforts. These efforts will result in affordable, high-performance homes and commercial buildings. These grid-connected buildings will be more energy efficient than today's typical buildings, with renewable energy providing a portion of the power needs. They will combine energy-smart 'whole building' design and construction, appliances and equipment that minimize plug loads, and cost-effective photovoltaics or other on-site energy systems.

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Reduced Call-Backs with High-Performance Production Builders  

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

When Grupe of Stockton, California, worked When Grupe of Stockton, California, worked with Building America to build 144 energy- efficient homes in its Carsten Crossings development, the site superintendent said he had the lowest call-back rate of any community he had worked on. He credited the third-party HERS inspections and testing for keeping the quality of work high and catching problems before move-in (Dakin et al. 2008). BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 2. House-as-a-System Solutions 2.1 New Homes with Whole-House Packages Reduced Call-Backs with High-Performance Production Builders It is essential to engage production builders to successfully transform the market to high-performance homes. Building America has effectively addressed this

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Building Science-Based Climate Maps  

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

a a climate zone map for the DOE based on the IECC climate zone map. It may not be intuitively obvious why a U.S. climate zone map is so important to the construction industry. Thanks to this Building America innovation, building science education, energy code development, and residential design can much more effectively integrate climate-specific best practices and advanced technologies across the United States. Climate has a major impact on the energy use of residential buildings, and energy codes and standards rely on a clear definition of climate zones to convey requirements to builders. However, prior to 2004, there was no single, agreed- upon climate zone map for the United States for use with building codes. Four different methods for specifying climate-dependent requirements were used by

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Exterior Rigid Insulation Best Practices  

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

teams has provided the critical scientific basis for acceptance of foam sheathing by the codes community and understanding of the best practices for implementation to ensure thermal performance as well as air barrier and drainage plane integrity. Although rigid foam has long been recognized as one of the key Building America technologies for high-R walls, the practice lacked a precise engineering basis for the basic elements of the wall system such as foam thickness, connection schedules, and cladding requirements to resist wind loading. As prescriptive construction provisions in residential building codes came under increased scrutiny in building code forums, the need for a consistent, building-science-based methodology became apparent. Research by the Partnership for Home Innovation, led by the Home

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Exterior Rigid Insulation Best Practices  

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

teams teams has provided the critical scientific basis for acceptance of foam sheathing by the codes community and an understanding of best practices for installation to ensure thermal performance as well as air barrier and drainage plane integrity. Although rigid foam has long been recognized as one of the key Building America technologies for high-R walls, the practice lacked a precise engineering basis for the basic elements of the wall system such as foam thickness, connection schedules, and cladding requirements to resist wind loading. As prescriptive construction provisions in residential building codes came under increased scrutiny in building code forums, the need for a consistent, building-science-based methodology became apparent. Research by the Partnership for Home Innovation led by the Home

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El Salvador-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

El Salvador-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional El Salvador-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Jump to: navigation, search Name El Salvador-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Agency/Company /Organization World Watch Institute Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.worldwatch.org/node Country El Salvador Central America References Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model[1] Overview "This project will design a unified low-carbon development strategy for Central America through the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency maps, followed by technical, economic, and social feasibility studies for

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Nicaragua-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model  

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Nicaragua-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Nicaragua-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Jump to: navigation, search Name Nicaragua-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Agency/Company /Organization World Watch Institute Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.worldwatch.org/node Country Nicaragua Central America References Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model[1] Overview "This project will design a unified low-carbon development strategy for Central America through the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency maps, followed by technical, economic, and social feasibility studies for

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Honduras-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model |  

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Honduras-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Honduras-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Jump to: navigation, search Name Honduras-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Agency/Company /Organization World Watch Institute Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.worldwatch.org/node Country Honduras Central America References Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model[1] Overview "This project will design a unified low-carbon development strategy for Central America through the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency maps, followed by technical, economic, and social feasibility studies for

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Costa Rica-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model  

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Costa Rica-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Costa Rica-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Jump to: navigation, search Name Costa-Rica-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Agency/Company /Organization World Watch Institute Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.worldwatch.org/node Country Costa Rica Central America References Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model[1] Overview "This project will design a unified low-carbon development strategy for Central America through the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency maps, followed by technical, economic, and social feasibility studies for

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Guatemala-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model  

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Guatemala-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Guatemala-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Jump to: navigation, search Name Guatemala-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Agency/Company /Organization World Watch Institute Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.worldwatch.org/node Country Guatemala Central America References Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model[1] Overview "This project will design a unified low-carbon development strategy for Central America through the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency maps, followed by technical, economic, and social feasibility studies for

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Belize-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model |  

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Belize-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Belize-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Jump to: navigation, search Name Belize-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Agency/Company /Organization World Watch Institute Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.worldwatch.org/node Country Belize Central America References Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model[1] Overview "This project will design a unified low-carbon development strategy for Central America through the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency maps, followed by technical, economic, and social feasibility studies for

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Whole Building Ventilation Systems  

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

Whole-Building Whole-Building Ventilation Systems for Existing Homes © 2011 Steven Winter Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. © 2011 Steven Winter Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. Home Performance / Weatherization  Addressing ventilation is the exception  Max tightness, e.g. BPI's "Building Airflow Standard" (BAS)  References ASHRAE 62-89  BAS = Max [0.35 ACH, 15 CFM/person], CFM50 eq.  If BD tests show natural infiltration below BAS...  Ventilation must be recommended or installed.  SO DON'T AIR SEAL TO MUCH! © 2011 Steven Winter Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. © 2011 Steven Winter Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. Ventilation Requirements Ventilation systems for existing homes that are:

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Moisture and Ventilation Solutions in Hot, Humid Climates: Florida Manufactured Housing  

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

Duct leakage was a key factor in moisture Duct leakage was a key factor in moisture damage in manufactured homes in humid climates. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 2. House-as-a-System Solutions 2.1 New Homes with Whole-House Packages Moisture and Ventilation Solutions in Hot, Humid Climates: Florida Manufactured Housing Research by Building America diagnosed the causes and prescribed a cure that dramatically reduced moisture problems in manufactured housing in Florida. In the late 1990s, Building America researchers at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) worked with manufactured home builders to diagnose moisture problems in homes in Florida. Moisture issues were so severe that in some homes researchers could push their fingers through the saturated drywall. Using a

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Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting Report - Austin, Texas: February 29 - March 2, 2012  

SciTech Connect

The Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting was held on February 29-March 2, 2012, in Austin, Texas, and outlined stakeholder needs, collaboration opportunities, and research results as they relate to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Residential Buildings Program. Presenters represented key industry stakeholders, as well as the 10 DOE Building America teams. Attendees represented a variety of industries, including manufacturing, government, nonprofit, and private sector programs.

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Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting Report - Austin, Texas: February 29 - March 2, 2012  

SciTech Connect

The Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting was held on February 29-March 2, 2012, in Austin, Texas, and outlined stakeholder needs, collaboration opportunities, and research results as they relate to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Residential Buildings Program. Presenters represented key industry stakeholders, as well as the 10 DOE Building America teams. Attendees represented a variety of industries, including manufacturing, government, nonprofit, and private sector programs.

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Building America Summer 2012 Technical Update Meeting Report: Denver, Colorado - July 24 - 26, 2012  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes key findings and outcomes from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Summer Technical Update Meeting, held on July 24-26, 2012, in Denver, Colorado.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Summer 2012 Technical Update Meeting Report: Denver, Colorado - July 24 - 26, 2012  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes key findings and outcomes from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Summer Technical Update Meeting, held on July 24-26, 2012, in Denver, Colorado.

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An Overview of Residential Ventilation Activities in the Building America Program (Phase I)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report provides an overview of issues involved in residential ventilation; provides an overview of the various ventilation strategies being evaluated by the five teams, or consortia, currently involved in the Building America Program; and identifies unresolved technical issues.

Barley, D.

2001-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Moisture Durability of Vapor Permeable Insulating Sheathing (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

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

In this project, Building America team Building Science Corporation researched some of the ramifications of using exterior, vapor permeable insulation on retrofit walls with vapor permeable cavity insulation. Retrofit strategies are a key factor in reducing exterior building stock consumption.

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Collaborative Systems for Building Automation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the use of new generation of PLC's and WinCC software in creating collaborative systems for managing, controlling and supervising building electric equipment. These systems assure all the requirements of a building and offer to the ... Keywords: Building Automation System, PLC, WinCC, Redundancy, HVAC, HAS, SCADA, HMI

Ioan Valentin Sita

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Study: Heritage Buildings, Inc., and Energy Smart Home Plans, Leland, North Carolina PNNL worked with North Carolina Heritage Buildings and Energy Smart Home Plans to design...

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Model Simulating Real Domestic Hot Water Use  

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

and the Davis Energy Group used the and the Davis Energy Group used the Domestic Hot Water Event Schedule Generator to accurately quantify effects of low and high water usage on distribution system measures such as pipe insulation, home run plumbing, and demand-controlled recirculation loops. As progress continues with high-R, tightly sealed thermal enclosures, domestic hot water becomes an increasingly important energy use in high-performance homes. Building America research has improved our ability to model hot water use so new hot water technologies can be more accurately assessed and more readily integrated into high-performance homes. Energy savings for certain residential building technologies depend greatly on occupant behavior. Domestic hot water use is a good example. Simulating

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Ducts in Conditioned Space  

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

A duct chase in a dropped hallway ceiling A duct chase in a dropped hallway ceiling provides an affordable way to put ducts in conditioned space, a technique that saves energy and improves indoor air quality. Moving ductwork into the home's conditioned space can save 8%-15% on homeowner air-conditioning bills. Thousands of homes are now applying this important best practice promoted by Building America research. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 1. Advanced Technologies and Practices 1.1 Building Science Solutions: Thermal Enclosure Ducts in Conditioned Space Putting ducts in vented, unconditioned crawlspaces and attics makes almost no sense from a building science standpoint. Building America research has provided proven solutions for locating ducts in conditioned space that are being adopted by

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Commissioning Building Systems for Improved Energy ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Commissioning Building Systems for Improved Energy Performance Project. Summary: NIST will advance commercial building ...

2012-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … EEBA Builders Guides  

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

a reference widely used throughout the housing industry, the EEBA Builder's a reference widely used throughout the housing industry, the EEBA Builder's Guides have been uniquely transformational, disseminating building science best practices. Moreover, the influence of the guides extends beyond the publications themselves with content continually influencing building science presentations, training, courses, and journal articles all over the United States and Canada. The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program sponsored the development of a series of climate-specific guides for builders. The guides were authored by Joe Lstiburek, a building scientist and principal with Building Science Corporation, a Building America research partner. They are printed by Building Science Press and are also available from the Energy & Environmental

182

Building Technologies Office: Building-Level Energy Management Systems  

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

Building-Level Energy Building-Level Energy Management Systems Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building-Level Energy Management Systems Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building-Level Energy Management Systems Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building-Level Energy Management Systems Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building-Level Energy Management Systems Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building-Level Energy Management Systems Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building-Level Energy Management Systems Research Project on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy

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

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

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

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Ball State building massive geothermal system | Department of Energy  

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

Ball State building massive geothermal system Ball State building massive geothermal system Ball State building massive geothermal system March 19, 2010 - 5:47pm Addthis Workers drill boreholes for a geothermal heating and cooling system at Ball State University’s campus in Muncie, Ind. | Photo courtesy of Ball State University Workers drill boreholes for a geothermal heating and cooling system at Ball State University's campus in Muncie, Ind. | Photo courtesy of Ball State University Paul Lester Communications Specialist for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Ball State University is building America's largest ground source district geothermal heating and cooling system. The new operation will save the school millions of dollars, slash greenhouse gases and create jobs. The project will also "expand how America will define the use of

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Ball State building massive geothermal system | Department of Energy  

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

Ball State building massive geothermal system Ball State building massive geothermal system Ball State building massive geothermal system March 19, 2010 - 5:47pm Addthis Workers drill boreholes for a geothermal heating and cooling system at Ball State University’s campus in Muncie, Ind. | Photo courtesy of Ball State University Workers drill boreholes for a geothermal heating and cooling system at Ball State University's campus in Muncie, Ind. | Photo courtesy of Ball State University Paul Lester Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Ball State University is building America's largest ground source district geothermal heating and cooling system. The new operation will save the school millions of dollars, slash greenhouse gases and create jobs. The project will also "expand how America will define the use of

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Unvented, Conditioned Crawlspaces  

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

have found that have found that in humid parts of the United States, closed, conditioned crawlspaces perform better than vented crawlspaces, reducing moisture problems and increasing energy efficiency. Building America research on unvented crawlspaces has demonstrated 15% to 18% less energy consumption for heating and cooling while reducing humidity over 20%. These results have substantially influenced changes in the 2009 and 2012 versions of the International Residential Code (R408.3) allowing unvented, conditioned crawlspaces. Thousands of homes have now been constructed with this important innovation. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 1. Advanced Technologies and Practices 1.1 Building Science Solutions Unvented, Conditioned

187

Code Gaps and Future Research Needs of Combustion Safety: Building America Expert Meeting Update  

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

Technical Update Meeting April 2013 Technical Update Meeting April 2013 www.buildingamerica.gov Buildings Technologies Program Code Gaps and Future Research Needs for Combustion Safety 2012 Expert Meeting Larry Brand Gas Technology Institute April 29-30, 2013 Building America Technical Update Meeting Denver, Colorado installation, inspection and testing 2. Appliance Installation: clearances to combustible materials, combustion air, and testing 3. Appliance venting: allowed materials, vent type selection, sizing, installation, and testing Fundamental Combustion Safety Related Coverage: 2 | Building America Technical Update Meeting April 2013 www.buildingamerica.gov 1. Gas piping: allowed materials, sizing, Code Coverage Three Key Provisions For Combustion Safety in the Codes 1. Combustion air

188

Building America Best Practices Series: Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County  

SciTech Connect

This document describes the eight climate region designations used by the US Department of Energy Building America Program. In addition to describing the climate zones, the document includes a complete list of every county in the United States and their climate region designations. The county lists are grouped by state. The doucment is intended to assist builders to easily identify what climate region they are building in and therefore which climate-specific Building America best practices guide would be most appropriate for them.

Gilbride, Theresa L.

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

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

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

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

190

Building Energy Information Systems: User Case Studies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Web based enterprise energy and building automation systems.operations. Energy and Buildings, 33(8), 10. Heinemeier,from an analysis of building Energy Information System

Granderson, Jessica

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Building Technology and Urban Systems  

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

Office building exterior and infrared thermograph Office building exterior and infrared thermograph Building Technology and Urban Systems Building Technology and Urban Systems application/pdf icon btus-org-chart-03-2013.pdf In the areas of Building Technology and Urban Systems, EETD researchers conduct R&D and develop physical and information technologies to make buildings and urban areas more energy- and resource-efficient. These technologies create jobs and products for the marketplace in clean technology industries. They improve quality of life, and reduce the emissions of pollutants, including climate-altering greenhouse gases. BTUSD's goal is to provide the technologies needed to operate buildings at 50 to 70 percent less energy use than average today. BTUS develops, demonstrates and deploys: Information technologies for the real-time monitoring and control of

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Sustainable Building Rating Systems Summary  

SciTech Connect

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

Fowler, Kimberly M.; Rauch, Emily M.

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Building Communication System: Takenaka's M2M Platform for Building...  

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

called "Building Communication System". This seminar introduces its system architecture and some implementation cases, including energy data visualization, demand...

194

BOSS: building operating system services  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Commercial buildings are attractive targets for introducing innovative cyber-physical control systems, because they are already highly instrumented distributed systems which consume large quantities of energy. However, they are not currently programmable ...

Stephen Dawson-Haggerty, Andrew Krioukov, Jay Taneja, Sagar Karandikar, Gabe Fierro, Nikita Kitaev, David Culler

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

New Homes Case Study: Habitat for Humanity Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Florida PNNL and FSEC helped Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County build three <60 HERS...

196

Integrated Building Management System (IBMS)  

SciTech Connect

This project provides a combination of software and services that more easily and cost-effectively help to achieve optimized building performance and energy efficiency. Featuring an open-platform, cloud- hosted application suite and an intuitive user experience, this solution simplifies a traditionally very complex process by collecting data from disparate building systems and creating a single, integrated view of building and system performance. The Fault Detection and Diagnostics algorithms developed within the IBMS have been designed and tested as an integrated component of the control algorithms running the equipment being monitored. The algorithms identify the normal control behaviors of the equipment without interfering with the equipment control sequences. The algorithms also work without interfering with any cooperative control sequences operating between different pieces of equipment or building systems. In this manner the FDD algorithms create an integrated building management system.

Anita Lewis

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Cybernetic Building Systems Programs and Projects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Achieving national goals of net zero energy buildings requires substantial reduction in the energy consumption of commercial building systems. ...

2010-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

198

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

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

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

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … EEBA Water Management Guide  

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

energy codes and voluntary programs such as ENERGY STAR for Homes and energy codes and voluntary programs such as ENERGY STAR for Homes and the DOE Challenge Home continue transforming the housing industry to high performance, better insulated and air-sealed assemblies now have substantially reduced tolerance for drying. As a result, managing bulk water flow has become critical to durable construction. The DOE-sponsored Water Mangement Guide has proven to be a highly effective tool for disseminating much needed best practices. The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program sponsored development of the Water Management Guide, written by Joe Lstiburek, a building scientist and principal with Building America research partner, Building Science Corporation. The guide gives builders practical guidance for minimizing

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

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201

Building America Best Practices Series Volume 16: 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Mixed-Humid Climate  

SciTech Connect

This best practices guide is the 16th in a series of guides for builders produced by PNNL for the U.S. Department of Energys Building America program. This guide book is a resource to help builders design and construct homes that are among the most energy-efficient available, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. With the measures described in this guide, builders in the mixed-humid climate can build homes that have whole-house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark with no added overall costs for consumers. The best practices described in this document are based on the results of research and demonstration projects conducted by Building Americas research teams. Building America brings together the nations leading building scientists with over 300 production builders to develop, test, and apply innovative, energy-efficient construction practices. Building America builders have found they can build homes that meet these aggressive energy-efficiency goals at no net increased costs to the homeowners. Currently, Building America homes achieve energy savings of 40% greater than the Building America benchmark home (a home built to mid-1990s building practices roughly equivalent to the 1993 Model Energy Code). The recommendations in this document meet or exceed the requirements of the 2009 IECC and 2009 IRC and those requirements are highlighted in the text. Requirements of the 2012 IECC and 2012 IRC are also noted in text and tables throughout the guide. This document will be distributed via the DOE Building America website: www.buildingamerica.gov.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Cole, Pamala C.; Adams, Karen; Butner, Ryan S.; Ortiz, Sallie J.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series Volume 15: 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Hot-Humid Climate  

SciTech Connect

This best practices guide is the 15th in a series of guides for builders produced by PNNL for the U.S. Department of Energys Building America program. This guide book is a resource to help builders design and construct homes that are among the most energy-efficient available, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. With the measures described in this guide, builders in the hot-humid climate can build homes that have whole-house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark with no added overall costs for consumers. The best practices described in this document are based on the results of research and demonstration projects conducted by Building Americas research teams. Building America brings together the nations leading building scientists with over 300 production builders to develop, test, and apply innovative, energy-efficient construction practices. Building America builders have found they can build homes that meet these aggressive energy-efficiency goals at no net increased costs to the homeowners. Currently, Building America homes achieve energy savings of 40% greater than the Building America benchmark home (a home built to mid-1990s building practices roughly equivalent to the 1993 Model Energy Code). The recommendations in this document meet or exceed the requirements of the 2009 IECC and 2009 IRC and those requirements are highlighted in the text. Requirements of the 2012 IECC and 2012 IRC are also noted in text and tables throughout the guide. This document will be distributed via the DOE Building America website: www.buildingamerica.gov.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Cole, Pamala C.; Adams, Karen; Noonan, Christine F.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory Management Systems Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: National System Templates: Building Sustainable...

204

Americas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

E-3 Product name of Norit Americas halogenated powdered activated carbon FF Fabric Filter (baghouse) FGD

Ravi Strivastava; Technologies Corp; Cold-side Electrostatic Precipitator; Electrostatic Precipitator; Hot-side Electrostatic Precipitator

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile Zero Net-Energy Homes Production Builder Business Case: California/Florida Production Builders  

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

This Building America Innovations profile describes Grupe Homes of Sacramentos work with Building America to design Californias first production-scale community of solar homes. The homes outsold neighboring developments two to one.

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Zero Energy-Ready Single-Family Homes  

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

to purchase and install. to purchase and install. Much of Building America's research is aimed directly at the goal of constructing high-performance homes and many of the Building America research teams have been directly involved with builders who are constructing zero energy or zero energy-ready homes. Here are just a few examples. The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, operated by Steven Winter Associates, worked with Preferred Builders, Inc., on a high-performance test home in Old Greenwich, CT. Technologies and strategies used in the "Performance House" were not cutting-edge, but simply "best practices practiced." Closed-cell spray foam insulated the unvented attic and the interior of the foundation wall and wrapped the underside and sides of the slab while 1.5 inches of rigid foam sheathing covered the

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Vapor Retarder Classification  

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

2006 the IRC has permitted Class III 2006 the IRC has permitted Class III vapor retarders like latex paint (see list above) in all climate zones under certain conditions thanks to research by Building America teams. Air-tight and well-insulated homes have little or no tolerance for drying if they get wet; moisture control is critical. That's why Building America research establishing vapor retarder classifications and their appropriate applications has been instrumental in the market transformation to high-performance homes. As buildings have gotten tighter over the past several decades, questions about vapor retarders and vapor barriers have confounded builders and code developers. Vapor barriers have traditionally been installed on the warm in winter side of the wall assembly in an attempt to keep interior moisture from entering the wall cavity

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Zero Energy-Ready Single-Family Homes  

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

for purchase and installation. for purchase and installation. Building America's research is aimed at the goal of constructing high- performance homes and many of the Building America research teams have worked directly with builders to construct zero energy or zero energy-ready homes. Here are just a few examples. The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, operated by Steven Winter Associates, worked with Preferred Builders, Inc., on a high-performance test home in Old Greenwich, CT. Technologies and strategies used in the "Performance House" were not cutting-edge, but simply "best practices practiced." Closed-cell spray foam insulated the unvented attic and the interior of the foundation wall and wrapped the underside and sides of the slab while 1.5 inches of rigid foam sheathing covered the

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From the lab to the marketplace: Making America`s buildings more energy efficient  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Since the mid 1970s, DOE has invested some $70 million in research and development at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) for development of advanced energy-efficient building technologies, software, and standards. That investment has helped spawn a $2.4-billion U.S. market for key products-energy-efficient lighting and advanced window coatings-and efficiency standards for residential equipment and computerized tools for more efficient building design. By 1993 DOE`s initial investment had reduced consumers` energy bills by an estimated $5 billion ($1.3 billion in 1993 alone). By 2015 we estimate that the products of that investment will save consumers $16 billion annually. LBL research partnerships address a host of other building technology issues as well-building technology issues whose economic benefits are less easy to quantify but whose overall worth is equally important. We analyze public policy issues such as the role of efficiency options as a mitigation strategy for global climate change. We develop planning and demand-management methodologies for electric and gas utilities. We identify technologies and analytical methods for improving human comfort and the quality of indoor air. We contribute to the information superhighway. We focus on the special problems and opportunities presented by energy use in the public sector. And we do all these things at the local, national, and international levels. At LBL, we are part of the multi-laboratory, interdisciplinary approach to building technology research supported by DOE`s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. We also participate in buildings-related research supported by DOE`s Office of Health and Environmental Research, other federal agencies, and industry. This document describes LBL`s role within this wider effort.

NONE

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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From the lab to the marketplace: Making America`s buildings more energy efficient  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Since the mid 1970s, DOE has invested some $70 million in research and development at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) for energy-efficiency studies of advanced building technologies. That investment has helped spawn a $2.4-billion US market for key products -- energy-efficient lighting and advanced window coatings -- and efficiency standards for residential equipment and computerized tools for more efficient building design. By 1993 DOE`s initial investment had reduced consumers` energy bills by an estimated $5 billion ($1.3 billion in 1993 alone). By 2015 the authors estimate that the products of that investment will save consumers $16 billion annually. But LBL research partnerships address a host of other building technology issues as well-building technology issues whose economic benefits are less easy to quantify but whose overall worth is equally important. They analyze public policy issues such as the role of efficiency options as a mitigation strategy for global climate change. They develop planning and demand-management methodologies for electric and gas utilities. They identify technologies and analytical methods for improving human comfort and the quality of indoor air. They contribute to the information superhighway. They focus on the special problems and opportunities presented by energy use in the public sector. And they do all these things at the local, national, and international levels. At LBL, they are part of the multi-laboratory, interdisciplinary approach to building technology research supported by DOE`s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. They also participate in buildings-related research supported by DOE`s Office of Health and Environmental Research, other federal agencies, and industry. This document describes LBL`s role within this wider effort.

NONE

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Modeling National Impacts for the Building America Program  

SciTech Connect

In this paper we present a model to estimate the nationalenergy and economic impacts of the Department of Energy Building Americaprogram. The program goal is to improve energy performance in newresidential construction, by working with builders to design andconstruct energy-efficient homes at minimal cost. The model is anadaptation of the method used to calculate the national energy savingsfor appliance energy efficiency standards. The main difference is thatthe key decision here is not the consumer decision to buy anefficienthouse, but rather the builder decision to offer such a house inthe market. The builder decision is treated by developing a number ofscenarios in which the relative importance of first costs vs. energysavings is varied.

Coughlin, Katie M.; McNeil, Michael A.

2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

212

Current Building Energy Codes: Using the Process to Advance Energy Efficient Systems  

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

12 12 NREL / Build America Stakeholders Meeting Presented by David Karmol, VP, Federal & External Affairs  The purpose of this presentation is to provide information on ICC model codes that impact the design and construction of buildings, and tactics to allow Building America advances to be incorporated into the model code and/or recognized by building code officials  The expected outcome is an ability to expand the reach of Build America innovations, by using available resources to mainstream new energy efficiency systems into building practices nationwide 2 3  Will apply to traditional commercial and high-performance buildings.  Consistent and coordinated with the ICC family of Codes & Standards.  Applicable to the construction of

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Unvented Crawlspaces Code Adoption  

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

Crawlspaces that are unvented and insulated Crawlspaces that are unvented and insulated along the interior or exterior sides of the walls remain drier in humid climate zones. Building America research played a major role in helping to clarify and contribute to code requirements that allow unvented crawlspaces in new home construction. This is critical because unvented crawlspaces save energy while improving comfort, health, and durability in most climate zones. In most climate zones, conditioned crawlspaces perform better than vented crawlspaces in terms of safety, health, comfort, durability and energy consumption. Building America research has demonstrated how these conditioned crawlspaces also do not cost more to construct than vented crawlspaces. Crawlspace venting is a widely accepted business practice across the country.

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Technical Approach for the Development of DOE Building America Builders Challenge Technology Information Packages (Revised)  

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

4687 4687 Revised August 2009 Technical Approach for the Development of DOE Building America Builders Challenge Technology Information Packages D.R. Roberts and R. Anderson National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Technical Report NREL/TP-550-44687 Revised August 2009 Technical Approach for the Development of DOE Building America Builders Challenge Technology Information Packages D.R. Roberts and R. Anderson Prepared under Task No. BET88001 The addition of Appendix D is the only revision to the January 2009

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … High-R Walls  

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

require walls that cost-effectively require walls that cost-effectively control both thermal and moisture flow. Building America research results have provided proven high-R wall options for builders across the country. Building America's research teams have conducted modeling analysis as well as field studies of several different wall assemblies to identify effective "whole- wall" R-values that take into account thermal bridging of framing members. Researchers have also investigated critical moisture potential and durability issues since high-R walls have much less drying potential. Between 2008 and 2012, CARB conducted several evaluations of wall types (see for example Aldrich et al. 2010). In one study, CARB performed THERM and WUFI analysis on three typical cold climate wall assemblies modeled at ASHRAE

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance  

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

Incorporating tankless water heaters was one Incorporating tankless water heaters was one of many energy-efficiency recommendations Building America's research team IBACOS had for San Antonio builder Imagine Homes. Although tankless gas water heaters should save approximately 33% on hot water heating compared to a conventional storage water heater, actual energy savings vary significantly based on individual draw volume. Above 10 gallons per draw, the efficiency approaches the rated energy factor. The greatest savings occur at a daily use quantity of about 50 gallons. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 1. Advanced Technologies and Practices 1.2 Energy Efficient Components Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance As improved thermal enclosures dramatically reduce heating and cooling loads,

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Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting Report: Austin, Texas; February 29 - March 2, 2012  

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

Building America Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder Meeting Report Austin, Texas: February 29-March 2, 2012 May 2012 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

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TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS Transportation systems are the building  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS Transportation systems are the building blocks of modern society. Efficient mobility improves the quality of life. However, transportation systems by their very nature also affect quality. The transportation systems graduate pro- gram provides in-depth knowledge on the design

Wang, Yuhang

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Building Energy Information Systems: User Case Studies  

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

Office EETD Safety Program Development Contact Us Department Contacts Media Contacts Building Energy Information Systems: User Case Studies Title Building Energy Information...

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

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

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

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Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 10: Retrofit Techniques and Technologies: Air Sealing  

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This report was prepared by PNNL for the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program. The report provides information to home owners who want to make their existing homes more energy efficient by sealing leaks in the building envelope (ceiling, walls, and floors) that let in drafts and let conditioned air escape. The report provides descriptions of 19 key areas of the home where air sealing can improve home performance and energy efficiency. The report includes suggestions on how to find a qualified weatherization or home performance contractor, what to expect in a home energy audit, opportune times for performing air sealing, and what safety and health concerns to be aware of. The report describes some basic building science concepts and topics related to air sealing including ventilation, diagnostic tools, and code requirements. The report will be available for free download from the DOE Building America website. It is a suitable consumer education tool for home performance and weatherization contractors to share with customers to describe the process and value of home energy retrofits.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Cole, Pamala C.; Williamson, Jennifer L.; Love, Pat M.

2010-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward an Integrated Seasonal Forecasting System for South America  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study proposes an objective integrated seasonal forecasting system for producing well-calibrated probabilistic rainfall forecasts for South America. The proposed system has two components: (i) an empirical model that uses Pacific and ...

C. A. S. Coelho; D. B. Stephenson; M. Balmaseda; F. J. Doblas-Reyes; G. J. van Oldenborgh

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL's Field Data Repository Supports Accurate Home Energy Analysis (Fact Sheet), Building America: Technical Highlight, Building Technologies Program (BTP)  

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Field Data Field Data Repository Supports Accurate Home Energy Analysis The Residential Buildings Research Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed a repository of research-level residential building characteristics and historical energy use data to support ongoing efforts to improve the accuracy of residential energy analysis tools and the efficiency of energy assessment processes. The Field Data Repository currently includes data collected from historical programs where residential building characteristics (building geometry, insulation levels, equipment types, etc.), generally collected through energy audits, have been connected to measured energy use. With an emphasis on older homes, the repository contains datasets from Home Energy Rating System

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National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory Management Systems Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory Management Systems Agency/Company /Organization: United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States Agency for International Development Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Non-renewable Energy, Forestry, Agriculture Topics: GHG inventory Resource Type: Guide/manual, Training materials Website: www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghginventorycapacitybuilding/templ National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory Management Systems Screenshot References: National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory Management Systems[1]

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

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

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

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Thermal Performance of Unvented Attics in Hot-Dry Climates: Results from Building America; Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Unvented attics have become a more common design feature implemented by Building America partners in hot-dry climates of the United States. More attention is being focused on how this approach affects heating and cooling energy consumption. By eliminating the ridge and eave vents that circulate outside air through the attic and by moving the insulation from the attic floor to the underside of the roof, an unvented attic become a semi-conditioned space, creating a more benign environment for space conditioning ducts.

Hendron, R.; Farrar-Nagy, S.; Anderson, R.; Reeves, P.; Hancock, E.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Building Trust & Confidence in Voting Systems  

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Building Trust & Confidence in Voting Systems, Dec 10-11, 2003. Dec 10, 2003. ... Openness & Security David Dill Stanford University. ...

2012-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrating Renewable Energy Systems in Buildings (Presentation)  

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This presentation on integrating renewable energy systems into building was presented at the August, 2011 ASHRAE Region IX CRC meetings.

Hayter, S. J.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building International Emergency Management Systems | National...  

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Building International Emergency Management Systems | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy...

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Buried and Encapsulated Ducts  

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

match the performance of ducts in conditioned space. match the performance of ducts in conditioned space. For years builders have designed their homes with the HVAC ducts in the attic. There is plenty of space up there to run the ducts, and if the air handler is located in the attic as well, it is not taking up valuable square footage inside the home. The only problem is vented attics can be very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. Estimated thermal losses through ducts installed in unconditioned attics range from 10% to 45%, contributing significantly to homeowners' heating and cooling costs. The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), a Building America research team led by Steven Winter Associates, has done extensive research on the feasibility of insulating ducts that are located in the attic and has

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Buried and Encapsulated Ducts  

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

meet the code requirements for ducts in conditioned space. meet the code requirements for ducts in conditioned space. For years builders have designed their homes with the HVAC ducts in the attic. There is plenty of space up there to run the ducts and if the air handler is located in the attic as well, it's not taking up valuable square footage inside the home. The only problem is uninsulated attics can be very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. Estimated thermal losses through ducts installed in unconditioned attics range from 10% to 45%, contributing significantly to homeowners' heating and cooling costs. The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), a Building America research team led by Steven Winter Associates, has done extensive research on the feasibility of insulating ducts that are located in the attic and has

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NREL Improves Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing (Fact Sheet), Building America: Technical Highlight, Building Technologies Program (BTP)  

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Improves Improves Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a new test procedure to increase the quality and accuracy of energy analysis tools for the building retrofit market. The Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) is a test procedure that enables software developers to evaluate the performance of their audit tools in modeling energy use and savings in existing homes when utility bills are available for model cali- bration. Similar to NREL's previous energy analysis tests, such as HERS BESTEST and other BESTEST suites included in ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140, BESTEST-EX compares soft- ware simulation findings to reference results generated with state-of-the-art

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Building Technologies Office: Simplified Space Conditioning Systems...  

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Simplified Space Conditioning Systems for Energy Efficient Homes Expert Meeting to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Simplified Space Conditioning Systems for...

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System architecture for a smart university building  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a system architecture that provides smart building monitoring and management. The proposed solution integrates heterogeneous geographically disparate sensor networks and devices, and enables optimal operations of the building while ... Keywords: embedded systems, energy efficiency, semantic web service composition, sensor networks, smart building

Thanos G. Stavropoulos; Ageliki Tsioliaridou; George Koutitas; Dimitris Vrakas; Ioannis Vlahavas

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home | Buildings Technology & Urban Systems Department  

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Lab Buildings & Urban Systems Buildings Lab Buildings & Urban Systems Buildings Technology & Urban Systems Department Search Search Home About Us Groups Tools & Guides Facilities Publications News Links Contact Us Staff The Building Technology and Urban Systems Department (BTUS) works closely with industry to develop technologies for buildings that increase energy efficiency, and improve the comfort, health, and safety of building occupants. Berkeley Lab Hosts 5 Emerging Leaders During TechWomen 2013 As part of TechWomen 2013, emerging leaders from around the world toured a number of scientific facilities in the Bay Area, including the Advanced Light Source at Berkeley Lab. Pho Read More The Retrocommissioning Sensor Suitcase Brings Energy Efficiency to Small Commercial Buildings The data module communicates wirelessly with the smart pad, which launches

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … High-Performance Affordable Housing with Habitat for Humanity  

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

provide compelling benefits provide compelling benefits for all homeowners, but no sector is better served than affordable housing. These are the homeowners that most need the reduced costs of ownership, maintenance, and health associated with these homes. Building America research projects have paved the way for affordable housing providers such as Habitat for Humanity to effectively address this need. Habitat for Humanity (Habitat) has a clear goal: Enable low-income people to become owners of affordable, durable homes. Building America shares this goal, so a partnership was natural. Since the first days of the Building America program, the U.S. Department of Energy and its research partners have provided technical assistance to Habitat. Researchers have helped local Habitat affiliates

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Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 12. Energy Renovations-Insulation: A Guide for Contractors to Share With Homeowners  

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

Insulation Insulation A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Oak Ridge National Laboratory May 2012 May 2012 * PNNL-20972 BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES VOLUME 17. R BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES Energy Renovations Volume 17: Insulation A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners Prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Michael C. Baechler, Project Manager K. T. Adams, M. G. Hefty, and T. L. Gilbride and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Pat M. Love May 2012 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program PNNL-20972 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington 99352 Contract DE-AC05-76RLO 1830 This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the

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Building America Best Practices Series Vol. 14: Energy Renovations - HVAC: A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners  

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

HVAC HVAC A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Oak Ridge National Laboratory August 2011 August 2011 * PNNL-20421 BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES VOLUME 14. R BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES Energy Renovations Volume 14: HVAC A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners Prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Program Manager: Michael C. Baechler Theresa L. Gilbride, Michael C. Baechler, Marye G. Hefty, and James R. Hand and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Pat M. Love August 2011 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program PNNL-20421 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington 99352 Contract DE-AC05-76RLO 1830 This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the

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Building Technologies Office: National Laboratories Supporting Building  

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National Laboratories National Laboratories Supporting Building America to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: National Laboratories Supporting Building America on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: National Laboratories Supporting Building America on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: National Laboratories Supporting Building America on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: National Laboratories Supporting Building America on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: National Laboratories Supporting Building America on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: National Laboratories Supporting Building America on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America

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

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

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

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ancient building system | OpenEI Community  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

ancient building system ancient building system Home Dc's picture Submitted by Dc(15) Member 15 November, 2013 - 13:26 Living Walls ancient building system architect biomimicry building technology cooling cu daylight design problem energy use engineer fred andreas geothermal green building heat transfer heating living walls metabolic adjustment net zero pre-electricity Renewable Energy Solar university of colorado utility grid Wind Much of the discussion surrounding green buildings centers around reducing energy use. The term net zero is the platinum standard for green buildings, meaning the building in question does not take any more energy from the utility grid than it produces using renewable energy resources, such as solar, wind, or geothermal installations (and sometimes these renewable energy resources actually feed energy back to the utility grid).

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Renewable Energy Systems Inc (RES Americas) (Texas) | Open Energy  

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Americas) (Texas) Americas) (Texas) Jump to: navigation, search Name Renewable Energy Systems Inc (RES Americas) Address 9050 Capital of Texas Hwy Place Austin, Texas Zip 78759 Sector Wind energy Product Wind farm development and construction Website http://www.res-americas.com/ Coordinates 30.388392°, -97.754379° 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":30.388392,"lon":-97.754379,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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NREL: Technology Deployment - Building Energy Systems  

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Building Energy Systems Building Energy Systems NREL experts develop comprehensive energy assessments, models, and tools to optimize building systems across energy efficiency and renewable energy while also improving occupant comfort, safety, and productivity. Northeast Denver Housing Center Northeast Denver Housing Center NREL Identifies PV for 28 Affordable Housing Units Boulder County Housing Authority Boulder County Housing Authority NREL Recommendations Lead to 153 Net Zero Energy Residences Expertise and Knowledge NREL offers technical assistance and project development support by working closely with industry partners to research, develop, and deploy advanced building technologies. Examples include: Building Energy Audits and Assessments NREL provides technical assistance, guidelines, checklists, and data

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Preoperational test report, vent building ventilation system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This represents a preoperational test report for Vent Building Ventilation Systems, Project W-030. Project W-030 provides a ventilation upgrade for the four Aging Waste Facility tanks. The system provides Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) for the W-030 Ventilation Building. The tests verify correct system operation and correct indications displayed by the central Monitor and Control System.

Clifton, F.T.

1997-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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State-of-the-Art Building Concepts Lower Energy Bills: Pulte Homes -- Las Vegas, Nevada: Building America Project Summary, Hot/Dry Climates  

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Houses built by Pulte Homes as part of DOE's Building America program in Las Vegas, Nevada, save money for the homeowners by reducing electric air conditioning costs and gas heating costs with little or no additional investment. And, the houses have better indoor air quality than typical new construction.

Hendron, B.

2000-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Next Generation Advanced Framing  

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

It's well known that advanced framing techniques that reduce the amount of It's well known that advanced framing techniques that reduce the amount of framing in the stud-framed walls improve the thermal performance of walls by allowing more room for insulation and reducing thermal bridging-the heat transfer that happens through wood framing that extends from the inside surface to the outside surface of the wall. Unfortunately even though the benefits are known, builders have been slow to adopt advanced framing methods because some of the techniques are difficult to apply, trades are not familiar with these nonstandard techniques, and implementation can require design and materials changes. One Building America team, the Partnership for Home Innovation (PHI) led by the Home Innovation Research Labs (formerly known as the National

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

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

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

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Next Generation Advanced Framing  

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

It is well known that advanced framing techniques that reduce the amount of It is well known that advanced framing techniques that reduce the amount of framing in stud-framed walls improve the thermal performance of the walls by allowing more room for insulation and reducing thermal bridging-the heat transfer that happens through wood framing that extends from the inside surface to the outside surface of the wall. Unfortunately, even though the benefits are known, builders have been slow to adopt advanced framing methods because some of the techniques are difficult to apply, trades are not familiar with these nonstandard techniques, and implementation can require design and materials changes. One Building America team, the Partnership for Home Innovation (PHI) led by the Home Innovation Research Labs (formerly known as the National

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Building America Best Practices Series Volume 12: Builders Challenge Guide to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Cold and Very Cold Climates  

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This best practices guide is the twelfth in a series of guides for builders produced by PNNL for the U.S. Department of Energys Building America program. This guide book is a resource to help builders design and construct homes that are among the most energy-efficient available, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. With the measures described in this guide, builders in the cold and very cold climates can build homes that have whole-house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark with no added overall costs for consumers. The best practices described in this document are based on the results of research and demonstration projects conducted by Building Americas research teams. Building America brings together the nations leading building scientists with over 300 production builders to develop, test, and apply innovative, energy-efficient construction practices. Building America builders have found they can build homes that meet these aggressive energy-efficiency goals at no net increased costs to the homeowners. Currently, Building America homes achieve energy savings of 40% greater than the Building America benchmark home (a home built to mid-1990s building practices roughly equivalent to the 1993 Model Energy Code). The recommendations in this document meet or exceed the requirements of the 2009 IECC and 2009 IRC and thos erequirements are highlighted in the text. This document will be distributed via the DOE Building America website: www.buildingamerica.gov.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Cole, Pamala C.; Love, Pat M.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series, Vol. 10 - Retrofit Techniques & Technologies: Air Sealing, A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners  

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

TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM R Retrofit Techniques & Technologies: Air Sealing A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Oak Ridge National Laboratory April 12, 2010 April 12, 2010 * PNNL-19284 BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES VOLUME 10. BuiLDiNG AmERiCA BEST PRACTiCES SERiES Retrofit Techniques and Technologies: Air Sealing

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Cake Systems  

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Printable Version Share this resource Home About the Directory Tools by Subject Whole Building Analysis Codes & Standards Materials, Components, Equipment, & Systems Other...

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Building a Smarter Distribution System in Pennsylvania  

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

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation Smart Grid Investment Grant 1 Building a Smarter Distribution System in Pennsylvania PPL Electric Utilities Corporation (PPL) provides...

255

Advanced Commercial Buildings Research; Electricity, Resources, & Building Systems Integration (Fact Sheet)  

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Factsheet describing the Advanced Commercial Buildings Research group within NREL's Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems Integration Center.

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Residential Buildings Research; Electricity, Resources, & Building Systems Integration (Fact Sheet)  

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Factsheet describing the Advanced Residential Buildings Research group within NREL's Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems Integration Center.

Not Available

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Residential Buildings Research; Electricity, Resources, & Building Systems Integration (Fact Sheet)  

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Factsheet describing the Advanced Residential Buildings Research group within NREL's Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems Integration Center.

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Commercial Buildings Research; Electricity, Resources, & Building Systems Integration (Fact Sheet)  

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Factsheet describing the Advanced Commercial Buildings Research group within NREL's Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems Integration Center.

Not Available

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Summary of Prioritized Research Opportunities: Building America Program Planning Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 2-4, 2010  

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This report outlines the results of brainstorming sessions conducted at the Building America Fall 2010 planning meeting, in which research teams and national laboratories identified key research priorities to incorporate into multi-year planning, team research agendas, expert meetings, and technical standing committees.

Not Available

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Renewable Energy Systems Inc (RES Americas) (Colorado) | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

(Colorado) (Colorado) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Renewable Energy Systems Inc (RES Americas) Name Renewable Energy Systems Inc (RES Americas) Address 11101 W. 120th Ave Place Broomfield, Colorado Zip 80021 Sector Wind energy Product Wind farm development and construction Website http://www.res-americas.com/ Coordinates 39.915572°, -105.122053° 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":39.915572,"lon":-105.122053,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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WASTE HANDLING BUILDING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT  

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The Waste Handling Building Electrical System performs the function of receiving, distributing, transforming, monitoring, and controlling AC and DC power to all waste handling building electrical loads. The system distributes normal electrical power to support all loads that are within the Waste Handling Building (WHB). The system also generates and distributes emergency power to support designated emergency loads within the WHB within specified time limits. The system provides the capability to transfer between normal and emergency power. The system provides emergency power via independent and physically separated distribution feeds from the normal supply. The designated emergency electrical equipment will be designed to operate during and after design basis events (DBEs). The system also provides lighting, grounding, and lightning protection for the Waste Handling Building. The system is located in the Waste Handling Building System. The system consists of a diesel generator, power distribution cables, transformers, switch gear, motor controllers, power panel boards, lighting panel boards, lighting equipment, lightning protection equipment, control cabling, and grounding system. Emergency power is generated with a diesel generator located in a QL-2 structure and connected to the QL-2 bus. The Waste Handling Building Electrical System distributes and controls primary power to acceptable industry standards, and with a dependability compatible with waste handling building reliability objectives for non-safety electrical loads. It also generates and distributes emergency power to the designated emergency loads. The Waste Handling Building Electrical System receives power from the Site Electrical Power System. The primary material handling power interfaces include the Carrier/Cask Handling System, Canister Transfer System, Assembly Transfer System, Waste Package Remediation System, and Disposal Container Handling Systems. The system interfaces with the MGR Operations Monitoring and Control System for supervisory monitoring and control signals. The system interfaces with all facility support loads such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, office, fire protection, monitoring and control, safeguards and security, and communications subsystems.

S.C. Khamamkar

2000-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Life Cycle Variations of Mesoscale Convective Systems over the Americas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using GOES-7 ISCCP-B3 satellite data for 198788, the authors studied the evolution of the morphological and radiative properties of clouds over the life cycles of deep convective systems (CS) over the Americas at both tropical and middle ...

L. A. T. Machado; W. B. Rossow; R. L. Guedes; A. W. Walker

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WASTE HANDLING BUILDING VENTILATION SYSTEM DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT  

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The Waste Handling Building Ventilation System provides heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) for the contaminated, potentially contaminated, and uncontaminated areas of the Monitored Geologic Repository's (MGR) Waste Handling Building (WHB). In the uncontaminated areas, the non-confinement area ventilation system maintains the proper environmental conditions for equipment operation and personnel comfort. In the contaminated and potentially contaminated areas, in addition to maintaining the proper environmental conditions for equipment operation and personnel comfort, the contamination confinement area ventilation system directs potentially contaminated air away from personnel in the WHB and confines the contamination within high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration units. The contamination confinement areas ventilation system creates airflow paths and pressure zones to minimize the potential for spreading contamination within the building. The contamination confinement ventilation system also protects the environment and the public by limiting airborne releases of radioactive or other hazardous contaminants from the WHB. The Waste Handling Building Ventilation System is designed to perform its safety functions under accident conditions and other Design Basis Events (DBEs) (such as earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, and loss of the primary electric power). Additional system design features (such as compartmentalization with independent subsystems) limit the potential for cross-contamination within the WHB. The system provides status of important system parameters and equipment operation, and provides audible and/or visual indication of off-normal conditions and equipment failures. The Waste Handling Building Ventilation System confines the radioactive and hazardous material within the building such that the release rates comply with regulatory limits. The system design, operations, and maintenance activities incorporate ALARA (as low as is reasonably achievable) principles to maintain personnel radiation doses to all occupational workers below regulatory limits and as low as is reasonably achievable. The Waste Handling Building Ventilation System interfaces with the Waste Handling Building System by being located within the WHB and by maintaining specific pressures, temperatures, and humidity within the building. The system also depends on the WHB for water supply. The system interfaces with the Site Radiological Monitoring System for continuous monitoring of the exhaust air; the Waste Handling Building Fire Protection System for detection of fire and smoke; the Waste Handling Building Electrical System for normal, emergency, and standby power; and the Monitored Geologic Repository Operations Monitoring and Control System for monitoring and control of the system.

P.A. Kumar

2000-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

264

Building America Expert Meeting Report: Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report outlines findings resulting from a U.S. Department of Energy Building America expert meeting to determine how HVAC companies can transition from a traditional contractor status to a service provider for whole house energy upgrade contracting. IBACOS has embarked upon a research effort under the Building America Program to understand business impacts and change management strategies for HVAC companies. HVAC companies can implement these strategies in order to quickly transition from a 'traditional' heating and cooling contractor to a service provider for whole house energy upgrade contracting. Due to HVAC service contracts, which allow repeat interaction with homeowners, HVAC companies are ideally positioned in the marketplace to resolve homeowner comfort issues through whole house energy upgrades. There are essentially two primary ways to define the routes of transition for an HVAC contractor taking on whole house performance contracting: (1) Sub-contracting out the shell repair/upgrade work; and (2) Integrating the shell repair/upgrade work into their existing business. IBACOS held an Expert Meeting on the topic of Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors on March 29, 2011 in San Francisco, CA. The major objectives of the meeting were to: Review and validate the general business models for traditional HVAC companies and whole house energy upgrade companies Review preliminary findings on the differences between the structure of traditional HVAC Companies and whole house energy upgrade companies Seek industry input on how to structure information so it is relevant and useful for traditional HVAC contractors who are transitioning to becoming whole house energy upgrade contractors Seven industry experts identified by IBACOS participated in the session along with one representative from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The objective of the meeting was to validate the general operational profile of an integrated whole house performance contracting company and identify the most significant challenges facing a traditional HVAC contractor looking to transition to a whole house performance contractor. To facilitate the discussion, IBACOS divided the business operations profile of a typical integrated whole house performance contracting company (one that performs both HVAC and shell repair/upgrade work) into seven Operational Areas with more detailed Business Functions and Work Activities falling under each high-level Operational Area. The expert panel was asked to review the operational profile or 'map' of the Business Functions. The specific Work Activities within the Business Functions identified as potential transition barriers were rated by the group relative to the value in IBACOS creating guidance ensuring a successful transition and the relative difficulty in executing.

Burdick, A.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Evaluation of Humidity Control Options in Hot-Humid Climate Homes (Fact Sheet), Building America: Technical Highlight, Building Technologies Program (BTP)  

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Humidity Control Options in Hot-Humid Climate Homes As the Building America program researches construction of homes that achieve greater source energy savings over typical mid-1990s construction, proper modeling of whole-house latent loads and operation of humidity control equipment has become a high priority. Long-term high relative humidity can cause health and durability problems in homes, particularly in a hot-humid climate. In this study, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) used the latest EnergyPlus tool equipped with the moisture capacitance model to analyze the indoor relative humidity in three home types: a Building America high-performance home; a mid- 1990s reference home; and a 2006 International Energy Conservation

266

Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Building HVAC Systems  

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in AHU of VAV system, Energy Conversion & Management, 30.energy efficient building management system, Energy Conversionenergy efficient building management system, Energy Conversion

Najafi, Massieh

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

WASTE TREATMENT BUILDING VENTILATION SYSTEM DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT  

SciTech Connect

The Waste Treatment Building Ventilation System provides heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) for the contaminated, potentially contaminated, and uncontaminated areas of the Monitored Geologic Repository's (MGR) Waste Treatment Building (WTB). In the uncontaminated areas, the non-confinement area ventilation system maintains the proper environmental conditions for equipment operation and personnel comfort. In the contaminated and potentially contaminated areas, in addition to maintaining the proper environmental conditions for personnel comfort and equipment operation, the contamination confinement area ventilation system directs potentially contaminated air away from personnel in the WTB and confines the contamination within high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration units. The contamination confinement area ventilation system creates airflow paths and pressure zones to minimize the potential for spreading contamination with the building. The contamination confinement ventilation system also protects the environment and the public by limiting airborne releases of radioactive or other hazardous contaminants from the WTB. The Waste Treatment Building Ventilation System confines the radioactive and hazardous material within the building such that the release rates comply with regulatory limits, The system design, operations, and maintenance activities incorporate ALARA (as low as is reasonably achievable) principles to maintain personnel radiation doses to all occupational workers below regulatory limits and as low as is reasonably achievable. The system provides status of important system parameters and equipment operation, and provides audible and/or visual indication of off-normal conditions and equipment failures. The Waste Treatment Building Ventilation System interfaces with the Waste Treatment Building System by being located in the WTB, and by maintaining specific pressure, temperature, and humidity environments within the building. The system also depends on the WTB for normal electric power supply and the required supply of water for heating, cooling, and humidification. Interface with the Waste Treatment Building System includes the WTB fire protection subsystem for detection of fire and smoke. The Waste Treatment Building Ventilation System interfaces with the Site Radiological Monitoring System for continuous monitoring of the exhaust air and key areas within the WTB, the Monitored Geologic Repository Operations Monitoring and Control System for monitoring and control of system operations, and the Site Generated Radiological Waste Handling System and Site Generated Hazardous, Non-Hazardous & Sanitary Waste Disposal System for routing of pretreated toxic, corrosive, and radiologically contaminated effluent from process equipment to the HEPA filter exhaust ductwork and air-cleaning unit.

P.A. Kumar

2000-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

268

Montana Sustainable Building Systems | Open Energy Information  

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Systems Systems Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Montana Sustainable Building Systems Name Montana Sustainable Building Systems Address 201 Second St E Place Whitefish, Montana Zip 59937 Sector Buildings Product Cross-laminated timber panel building systems Year founded 2009 Phone number 406-862-9222 Website http://www.smartwoods.com Coordinates 48.410317°, -114.340704° 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":48.410317,"lon":-114.340704,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

269

Collaborative recommender systems for building automation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Building Automation Systems (BASs) can save building owners money by reducing energy consumption while simultaneously preserving occupant comfort. There are algorithms that optimize this tradeoff, such as detecting which appliances are turned on without requiring expensive status detectors to be attached to each appliance. However, better ways are needed to determine which algorithms are best-suited to a particular building. This paper explores the idea of allowing building managers to automatically communicate among themselves and exchange ratings of individual monitoring and control algorithms in such a way that each building manager can then obtain predicted ratings for all algorithms that he has not yet tried personally. We allow individual algorithms to be replaced by using a blackboard architecture to loosen the coupling between them. We propose a recommender system that operates on a database of contributed ratings to predict ratings of untried algorithms. To explore this approach, we developed a prototype that seamlessly interacts with both emulated physical buildings and buildings simulated in software and we implemented several of the control algorithms described in previous works. We demonstrate a recommender system that selects between algorithms in various types of buildings. 1.

Michael Lemay; Jason J. Haas; Carl A. Gunter

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Thermal Bypass Air Barriers in the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code  

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

Imagine Homes of San Antonio, Texas, worked Imagine Homes of San Antonio, Texas, worked with Building America team partner IBACOS to improve the continuity of the air barrier along the thermal enclosure by using spray foam insulation in the walls and attic. Building America research teams effectively demonstrated the importance of thermal bypass air barriers, which led to their inclusion in ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 specifications in 2006 and then to inclusion in the 2009 IECC. This is a great example of effective research driving a complete market transformation process for a critical high-performance home innovation. Air sealing of the home's thermal enclosure has been required by the energy code for many years. However, in years past, the provisions were somewhat vague and only required that critical areas of potential air leakage (e.g., joints,

271

Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Venice, Florida  

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Project Description Project Description Building America researchers provided technical assistance to Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of South Sarasota County, Florida, to achieve a deep energy retrofit featuring an innovative way to air seal an entire home, which also moved its ducts and air handler inside the thermal boundary. This home (a 1978, single-story, three-bedroom, two-bath with attached-garage) is typical of many in central and south Florida, and Building America plans to use monitored utility data from the home to analyze the effectiveness of the energy retrofit measures. Construction funding for this retrofit in Venice, Florida, was provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's State Housing Initiatives Partnership program. Technical assistance was

272

Thermal distribution systems in commercial buildings  

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Thermal distribution systems in commercial buildings Thermal distribution systems in commercial buildings Title Thermal distribution systems in commercial buildings Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-51860 Year of Publication 2003 Authors Diamond, Richard C., Craig P. Wray, Darryl J. Dickerhoff, Nance Matson, and Duo Wang Start Page Chapter Abstract Previous research suggests that HVAC thermal distribution systems in commercial buildings suffer from thermal losses, such as those caused by duct air leakage and poor duct location. Due to a lack of metrics and data showing the potentially large energy savings from reducing these losses, the California building industry has mostly overlooked energy efficiency improvements in this area. The purpose of this project is to obtain the technical knowledge needed to properly measure and understand the energy efficiency of these systems. This project has three specific objectives: to develop metrics and diagnostics for determining system efficiencies, to develop design and retrofit information that the building industry can use to improve these systems, and to determine the energy impacts associated with duct leakage airflows in an existing large commercial building. The primary outcome of this project is the confirmation that duct leakage airflows can significantly impact energy use in large commercial buildings: our measurements indicate that adding 15% duct leakage at operating conditions leads to an increase in fan power of about 25 to 35%. This finding is consistent with impacts of increased duct leakage airflows on fan power that have been predicted by previous simulations. Other project outcomes include the definition of a new metric for distribution system efficiency, the demonstration of a reliable test for determining duct leakage airflows, and the development of new techniques for duct sealing. We expect that the project outcomes will lead to new requirements for commercial thermal distribution system efficiency in future revisions of California's Title 24.

273

Implementing Fuzzy Expert System for intelligent buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we present the design of an intelligent dome, as well as the design and implementation of the Fuzzy Expert System for the module controlling Ventilation and Air Conditioning. The system was designed as a Client/Server, Blackboard architecture, ... Keywords: Fuzzy Expert Systems, domotics, intelligent buildings, knowledge based systems, knowledge engineering

Carlos A. Reyes-Garcia; Elva. Corona

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Building Systems Diagnostics and Predictive Maintenance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There has been an increasing interest in the development of methods and tools for automated fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) of building systems and components in the 1990s. This chapter, written for the CRC Handbook for HVAC&R Engineering, will describe the status of these methods and and methodologies as applied to HVAC&R and building systems and present certain illustrative case studies.

Katipamula, Srinivas; Pratt, Robert G.; Braun, J.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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Demand-Responsive and Efficient Building Systems as a Resource...  

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Demand-Responsive and Efficient Building Systems as a Resource for Electricity Reliability Title Demand-Responsive and Efficient Building Systems as a Resource for Electricity...

277

Intelligent Building Energy Information and Control Systems for...  

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Building Energy Information and Control Systems for Low-Energy Operations and Optimal Demand Response Title Intelligent Building Energy Information and Control Systems for...

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Duct systems in large commercial buildings: physical characterization...  

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Duct systems in large commercial buildings: physical characterization, air leakage and heat conduction gains Title Duct systems in large commercial buildings: physical...

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Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energy Mgmt. SystemsBuilding Controls Incentives Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleEnergyMgmt.SystemsBuildingControls&oldid267162" Category: Articles...

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Moisture Durability of Vapor Permeable Insulating Sheathing (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

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

BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE Building America Case Study Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes Moisture Durability of Vapor Permeable Insulating Sheathing PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: Existing homes with vapor open wall assemblies Type: Residential Climate Zones: All PERFORMANCE DATA Insulation Ratio The R-value ratio of exterior to interior insulation (e.g., R-15 exterior insulation on R-11 cavity insulation has a ratio of 0.58). This variable controls sheathing temperature. Vapor Permeable Insulation An insulation with vapor permeance greater than five U.S. perms (e.g., rigid mineral fiber insulations). This variable controls water vapor flow and sheathing temperatures. Water Resisting Barrier A membrane that resists liquid water transfer. Permeable WRBs allow water

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281

Using Building Control System for Commissioning  

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This paper summarizes the different approaches developed during Annex 40 (research project of International Energy Agency - Energy Conservation in Buildings & Community Systems ) for carrying out commissioning activities using the control system. During our work we have found that control systems in buildings have the potential to greatly improve the commissioning process. In particular, control systems can be used to carry out automated testing on the energy systems in a building in a systematic way. Technologies for carrying out automated commissioning are still in their infancy and very few tools are available for practitioners to use. However, our work has demonstrated that tools can be built using existing infrastructure at relatively low cost. In many cases, tools are software programs that can be implemented on most microprocessor-based platforms.

Vaezi-Nejad, H.; Salsbury, T.; Choiniere, D.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Building integrated photovoltaic systems analysis: Preliminary report  

SciTech Connect

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has estimated that the deployment of photovoltaics (PV) in the commercial buildings sector has the potential to contribute as much as 40 gigawatts peak electrical generation capacity and displace up to 1.1 quads of primary fuel use. A significant portion of this potential exists for smaller buildings under 25,000 square feet (2,300 square meters) in size or two stories or less, providing a strong cross over potential for residential applications as well. To begin to achieve this potential, research is needed to define the appropriate match of PV systems to energy end-uses in the commercial building sector. This report presents preliminary findings for a technical assessment of several alternative paths to integrate PV with building energy systems.

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1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The current generation of building simulation software is based upon separate building and mechanical system  

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and mechanical systems. Work is underway to develop a new version of the Building Loads Analysis and SystemThe current generation of building simulation software is based upon separate building Thermodynamics (BLAST) [1] energy analysis program which will simulate buildings and mechanical systems

284

Operation Diagnosis for Buildings Connecting Building Management Systems with Energy Management Systems  

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Reducing energy consumption of buildings is a good contribution to protect the environment and to reduce costs. The first and most important step to operate a building most efficiently is to make aware of most of the technical parameters. Connecting or installing a Building Automation Sys-tem with an Energy Management System helps to analyze the flow of material, build up an integrated Alarm Management and create an excellent documentation of the installed base. To pick the best of each and connect the two professional systems is the principle for a successful Operation Diagnosis.

Mehler, G.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Control System Commissioning for Enhanced Building Operations  

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This paper highlights the import role control systems play in the operation of modern buildings and describes ways to improve the final stage of commissioning. We also describe practical issues associated with modern IT-oriented control systems that can impact a commissioning exercise.

Salsbury, T. I.; Singhal, A.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

High-performance commercial building systems  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes key technical accomplishments resulting from the three year PIER-funded R&D program, ''High Performance Commercial Building Systems'' (HPCBS). The program targets the commercial building sector in California, an end-use sector that accounts for about one-third of all California electricity consumption and an even larger fraction of peak demand, at a cost of over $10B/year. Commercial buildings also have a major impact on occupant health, comfort and productivity. Building design and operations practices that influence energy use are deeply engrained in a fragmented, risk-averse industry that is slow to change. Although California's aggressive standards efforts have resulted in new buildings designed to use less energy than those constructed 20 years ago, the actual savings realized are still well below technical and economic potentials. The broad goal of this program is to develop and deploy a set of energy-saving technologies, strategies, and techniques, and improve processes for designing, commissioning, and operating commercial buildings, while improving health, comfort, and performance of occupants, all in a manner consistent with sound economic investment practices. Results are to be broadly applicable to the commercial sector for different building sizes and types, e.g. offices and schools, for different classes of ownership, both public and private, and for owner-occupied as well as speculative buildings. The program aims to facilitate significant electricity use savings in the California commercial sector by 2015, while assuring that these savings are affordable and promote high quality indoor environments. The five linked technical program elements contain 14 projects with 41 distinct R&D tasks. Collectively they form a comprehensive Research, Development, and Demonstration (RD&D) program with the potential to capture large savings in the commercial building sector, providing significant economic benefits to building owners and health and performance benefits to occupants. At the same time this program can strengthen the growing energy efficiency industry in California by providing new jobs and growth opportunities for companies providing the technology, systems, software, design, and building services to the commercial sector. The broad objectives across all five program elements were: (1) To develop and deploy an integrated set of tools and techniques to support the design and operation of energy-efficient commercial buildings; (2) To develop open software specifications for a building data model that will support the interoperability of these tools throughout the building life-cycle; (3) To create new technology options (hardware and controls) for substantially reducing controllable lighting, envelope, and cooling loads in buildings; (4) To create and implement a new generation of diagnostic techniques so that commissioning and efficient building operations can be accomplished reliably and cost effectively and provide sustained energy savings; (5) To enhance the health, comfort and performance of building occupants. (6) To provide the information technology infrastructure for owners to minimize their energy costs and manage their energy information in a manner that creates added value for their buildings as the commercial sector transitions to an era of deregulated utility markets, distributed generation, and changing business practices. Our ultimate goal is for our R&D effort to have measurable market impact. This requires that the research tasks be carried out with a variety of connections to key market actors or trends so that they are recognized as relevant and useful and can be adopted by expected users. While some of this activity is directly integrated into our research tasks, the handoff from ''market-connected R&D'' to ''field deployment'' is still an art as well as a science and in many areas requires resources and a timeframe well beyond the scope of this PIER research program. The TAGs, PAC

Selkowitz, Stephen

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

High-performance commercial building systems  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes key technical accomplishments resulting from the three year PIER-funded R&D program, ''High Performance Commercial Building Systems'' (HPCBS). The program targets the commercial building sector in California, an end-use sector that accounts for about one-third of all California electricity consumption and an even larger fraction of peak demand, at a cost of over $10B/year. Commercial buildings also have a major impact on occupant health, comfort and productivity. Building design and operations practices that influence energy use are deeply engrained in a fragmented, risk-averse industry that is slow to change. Although California's aggressive standards efforts have resulted in new buildings designed to use less energy than those constructed 20 years ago, the actual savings realized are still well below technical and economic potentials. The broad goal of this program is to develop and deploy a set of energy-saving technologies, strategies, and techniques, and improve processes for designing, commissioning, and operating commercial buildings, while improving health, comfort, and performance of occupants, all in a manner consistent with sound economic investment practices. Results are to be broadly applicable to the commercial sector for different building sizes and types, e.g. offices and schools, for different classes of ownership, both public and private, and for owner-occupied as well as speculative buildings. The program aims to facilitate significant electricity use savings in the California commercial sector by 2015, while assuring that these savings are affordable and promote high quality indoor environments. The five linked technical program elements contain 14 projects with 41 distinct R&D tasks. Collectively they form a comprehensive Research, Development, and Demonstration (RD&D) program with the potential to capture large savings in the commercial building sector, providing significant economic benefits to building owners and health and performance benefits to occupants. At the same time this program can strengthen the growing energy efficiency industry in California by providing new jobs and growth opportunities for companies providing the technology, systems, software, design, and building services to the commercial sector. The broad objectives across all five program elements were: (1) To develop and deploy an integrated set of tools and techniques to support the design and operation of energy-efficient commercial buildings; (2) To develop open software specifications for a building data model that will support the interoperability of these tools throughout the building life-cycle; (3) To create new technology options (hardware and controls) for substantially reducing controllable lighting, envelope, and cooling loads in buildings; (4) To create and implement a new generation of diagnostic techniques so that commissioning and efficient building operations can be accomplished reliably and cost effectively and provide sustained energy savings; (5) To enhance the health, comfort and performance of building occupants. (6) To provide the information technology infrastructure for owners to minimize their energy costs and manage their energy information in a manner that creates added value for their buildings as the commercial sector transitions to an era of deregulated utility markets, distributed generation, and changing business practices. Our ultimate goal is for our R&D effort to have measurable market impact. This requires that the research tasks be carried out with a variety of connections to key market actors or trends so that they are recognized as relevant and useful and can be adopted by expected users. While some of this activity is directly integrated into our research tasks, the handoff from ''market-connected R&D'' to ''field deployment'' is still an art as well as a science and in many areas requires resources and a timeframe well beyond the scope of this PIER research program. The TAGs, PAC and other industry partners have assisted directly in this effort

Selkowitz, Stephen

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Buildings  

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

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) advances building energy performance through the development and promotion of efficient, affordable, and high impact technologies, systems, and practices. The...

289

Durra Building Systems | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Durra Building Systems Durra Building Systems Jump to: navigation, search Name Durra Building Systems Place Whitewright, Texas Zip 75491 Product Creates contruction panels from wheat straw using a patented production process. Coordinates 33.512685°, -96.393299° 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":33.512685,"lon":-96.393299,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

290

Duct Systems in Large Commercial Buildings: Physical  

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Duct Systems in Large Commercial Buildings: Physical Characterization, Air Leakage, and Heat Conduction Gains William 1. Fisk, Woody Delp, Rick Diamond, Darryl Dickerhoff, Ronnen Levinson, Mark Modera, Matty Nematollahi, Duo Wang Environmental Energy Technologies Division Indoor Environment Department Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley CA 94720 March 30, 1999 This work was supported by the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Building Technology and Community Systems, of the US Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098 and by the California Institute For Energy Efficiency. LBNL-42339

291

Monitoring Building Systems for Schedule Compliance  

SciTech Connect

As Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) initiated a Core Business Hours program, it became a challenge to ensure that the hundreds of systems campus wide were operating within their programmed schedules. Therefore, a collaborative exchange between PNNL operations and PNNL researchers developing the Decision Support for Operations and Maintenance (DSOM) software package was initiated to create a tool to solve this problem. This new DSOM tool verifies systems are operating within scheduled operation times by polling Building Automation and Control Network (BACnet) identifiers of systems on/off or command statuses. The tool records the time spent in operation state (ON) and totalizes each system over a rolling 7-day period, highlighting systems that are running over the scheduled hours. This snapshot view allows building management to look quickly at the entire campus to ensure that systems are not operating beyond their scheduled hours.

Jensen, Andrew M.; Belew, Shan T.

2013-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

292

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

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

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

293

Web-based energy information systems for large commercial buildings  

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and benchmark energy use among a portfolio of buildings bybenchmark Motegi et al: Web-based Energy Information Systems For Large Commercial Buildings

Motegi, Naoya; Piette, Mary Ann

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

System/Building Tech Integration | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Light commercial building flexible research platforms (FRP's) Computer modeling, visualization, analytics SystemsBuilding Integration Group Leader Melissa Lapsa 865.576.8620...

295

Proactive energy management for next-generation building systems...  

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Proactive energy management for next-generation building systems Argonne is engaged in work to develop sensors and controls to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. As part...

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, Lake Worth, Florida  

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

Project Description Project Description Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, working with Building America researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Florida Solar Energy Center, upgraded this previously unoccupied 1996 home in Lake Worth, Florida to achieve an estimated 39% improvement in energy efficiency. The 1,573-ft 2 slab-on-grade, single- family home received extensive energy upgrades during its conversion to affordable and efficient housing for low-income families. By replacing the home's water heater, using compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), reducing air infiltration, adding more ceiling insulation, and installing a central air conditioner, the home's annual energy bills are

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Building Sensors and Energy Monitoring Systems  

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for Building Applications &1;&1; Current Status &1;&1; Key Challenges &2;&1;Energy Monitoring Systems in Homes TYPICAL NEW CARS &1;&1; 40-50 sensors per car &1;&1; Wide range of types *&1;...

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NREL Develops Diagnostic Test Cases To Improve Building Energy Simulation Programs (Fact Sheet), Building America: Technical Highlight, Building Technologies Program (BTP)  

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Develops Develops Diagnostic Test Cases To Improve Building Energy Simulation Programs The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Residential and Commercial Buildings research groups developed a set of diagnostic test cases for building energy simulations. Eight test cases were developed to test surface conduction heat transfer algorithms of building envelopes in building energy simulation programs. These algorithms are used to predict energy flow through external opaque surfaces such as walls, ceilings, and floors. The test cases consist of analyti- cal and vetted numerical heat transfer solutions that have been available for decades, which increases confidence in test results. NREL researchers adapted these solutions for comparisons with building energy simulation results.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Cake Systems  

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory EERE Building Technologies Office Building Energy Software Tools Directory Printable Version Share this resource Home About the...

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Building Energy Monitoring System: Making Energy Manageable  

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Building Energy Monitoring System: Making Energy Manageable Building Energy Monitoring System: Making Energy Manageable Speaker(s): Bob Hunter Date: July 21, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Peng Xu For any line-item expense to be managed, it must first be manageable. In most organizations, this means bringing that expense into the budget/forecast/variance cycle at the department and individual level. While energy costs are the second fastest growing for most organizations, they have simply received a pass on individual accountability. TrendPoint provides a patented system for monitoring energy at the department and user-level. By monitoring each circuit, we assign a circuit to a user, each user to a group and each group to a site. Energy budgets can then be created and assigned to departments, allowing energy costs become a part of

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The dynamics of 'systems building' : An analysis of process mutations  

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This thesis investigates systems building in architecture. As the systems approach is an organized process for problem solving, the understanding of structural and functional relationships is essential. As systems building ...

Paul, Rathindra Jurg

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: System Analyzer  

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System Analyzer System Analyzer System Analyzer logo. Software package for load calculation and energy and economic comparative analysis. System Analyzer permits a quick evaluation of virtually any building, system, and equipment combination. Thus, it can be used either as a scoping tool to decide what systems may be appropriate for an initial design, or to get a general feeling of how one system/equipment combination may perform over another. If a certain combination seems especially promising, further analysis can be done by exporting inputs into TRACE 600. The possibilities are endless. And since the program is Windows-based, virtually anyone with minimal HVAC training and experience can use it. Keywords Energy analyses, load calculation, comparison of system and equipment

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Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 9: Builders Challenge Guide to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates  

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This best practices guide is the ninth in a series of guides for builders produced by the U.S. Department of Energys Building America Program. This guide book is a resource to help builders design and construct homes that are among the most energy-efficient available, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. With the measures described in this guide, builders in the hot-dry and mixed-dry climates can achieve homes that have whole house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark (a home built to mid-1990s building practices roughly equivalent to the 1993 Model Energy Code) with no added overall costs for consumers. These best practices are based on the results of research and demonstration projects conducted by Building Americas research teams. The guide includes information for managers, designers, marketers, site supervisors, and subcontractors, as well as case studies of builders who are successfully building homes that cut energy use by 40% in the hot-dry and mixed-dry climates.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Williamson, Jennifer L.; Ruiz, Kathleen A.; Bartlett, Rosemarie; Love, Pat M.

2009-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series Volume 11. Builders Challenge Guide to 40% Whole-House Energy Savings in the Marine Climate  

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This best practices guide is the eleventh in a series of guides for builders produced by the U.S. Department of Energys Building America Program. This guide book is a resource to help builders design and construct homes that are among the most energy-efficient available, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. With the measures described in this guide, builders in the marine climate (portions of Washington, Oregon, and California) can achieve homes that have whole house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark (a home built to mid-1990s building practices roughly equivalent to the 1993 Model Energy Code) with no added overall costs for consumers. These best practices are based on the results of research and demonstration projects conducted by Building Americas research teams. The guide includes information for managers, designers, marketers, site supervisors, and subcontractors, as well as case studies of builders who are successfully building homes that cut energy use by 40% in the marine climate. This document is available on the web at www.buildingamerica.gov. This report was originally cleared 06-29-2010. This version is Rev 1 cleared in Nov 2010. The only change is the reference to the Energy Star Windows critieria shown on pg 8.25 was updated to match the criteria - Version 5.0, 04/07/2009, effective 01/04/2010.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Cole, Pamala C.; Williamson, Jennifer L.; Love, Pat M.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Modular Architecture for Building Automation Systems  

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The deployment of building automation systems (BAS) allows to increase comfort, safety and security and to reduce operational cost. Today such systems typically follow a two-layered hierarchical approach. While control networks interconnect distributed sensors, actuators and controllers, a backbone provides the necessary infrastructure for management tasks hosted by configuration and management devices. In addition, devices interconnecting the control network with the backbone and the backbone with further networks (e.g., the Internet) play a strategic role. All BAS devices contributing to a particular functionality differ in their requirements for hardware. This paper discusses requirements for devices used in the building automation domain and presents our work in progress to assemble platforms with different purposes relying on a modular architecture. 1

Wolfgang Granzer; Wolfgang Kastner; Georg Neugschw; Fritz Praus

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Zero Net-Energy Homes Production Builder Business Case: California/Florida Production Builders  

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Grupe Homes of Sacramento worked with Grupe Homes of Sacramento worked with Building America to design California's first production-scale community of solar homes. The homes outsold neighboring developments two to one. Building America's production builder partners have found that energy efficiency helps them sell more homes and sell them faster than their competitors even at a higher price point. These impressive business case results have helped influence substantial growth in zero net-energy homes. Four California home builders who worked with Building America to incorporate energy efficiency and solar into their home designs-Shea Homes, Clarum Homes, Premier Homes, and Grupe Homes-all reported selling homes at a faster rate than nearby projects. Clarum Home's absorption rate (the pace at which they sold homes) was

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

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

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Renewable Energy Systems Inc (RES Americas) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Jump to: navigation, search Name Renewable Energy Systems Inc (RES Americas) Address 11101 W. 120th Ave Suite 400 Place Broomfield, Colorado Zip 80021 Sector Wind energy Product Wind farm development and construction Phone number (303) 439-4200 Website http://www.res-group.com/ Coordinates 39.915598°, -105.121726° 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":39.915598,"lon":-105.121726,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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GreenHomes America | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

GreenHomes America GreenHomes America Jump to: navigation, search Name GreenHomes America Place Irvine, CA Website http://www.greenhomesamerica.c References Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholders Meeting[1] Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes Partnership Type Test & Evaluation Partner Partnering Center within NREL Electricity Resources & Building Systems Integration LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! GreenHomes America is a company located in Irvine, CA. References ↑ "Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholders Meeting" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=GreenHomes_America&oldid=381716" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies Organizations

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

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

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Build Safety into the Very Beginning of the Computer System  

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Build Safety into the Very Beginning of the Computer System. From NIST Tech Beat April 28, 2011. ...

2011-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Applications of Optimal Building Energy System Selection and...  

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Issue Date Published 022013 Keywords batteries, building systems scheduling, microgrids, mixed integer linear programming, optimisation, pv, solar thermal Abstract Berkeley...

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Building America Best Practices Series Volume 8: Builders Challenge Quality Criteria Support Document  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has posed a challenge to the homebuilding industryto build 220,000 high-performance homes by 2012. Through the Builders Challenge, participating homebuilders will have an easy way to differentiate their best energy-performing homes from other products in the marketplace, and to make the benefits clear to buyers. This document was prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for DOE to provide guidance to U.S. home builders who want to accept the challenge. To qualify for the Builders Challenge, a home must score 70 or less on the EnergySmart Home Scale (E-Scale). The E-scale is based on the well-established Home Energy Rating System (HERS) index, developed by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). The E-scale allows homebuyers to understand at a glance how the energy performance of a particular home compares with the performance of others. To learn more about the index and HERS Raters, visit www.natresnet.org. Homes also must meet the Builders Challenge criteria described in this document. To help builders meet the Challenge, guidance is provided in this report for each of the 29 criteria. Included with guidance for each criteria are resources for more information and references for relevant codes and standards. The Builders Challenge Quality Criteria were originally published in Dec. 2008. They were revised and published as PNNL-18009 Rev 1.2 in Nov. 2009. This is version 1.3, published Nov 2010. Changes from the Nov 2009 version include adding a title page and updating the Energy Star windows critiera to the Version 5.0 criteria approved April 2009 and effective January 4, 2010. This document and other information about the Builders Challenge is available on line at www.buildingamerica.gov/challenge.

Baechler, Michael C.; Bartlett, Rosemarie; Gilbride, Theresa L.

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building a Smarter Distribution System in Pennsylvania  

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

Study - PPL Electric Utilities Corporation Smart Grid Investment Grant Study - PPL Electric Utilities Corporation Smart Grid Investment Grant 1 Building a Smarter Distribution System in Pennsylvania PPL Electric Utilities Corporation (PPL) provides electricity to 1.4 million customers across central and eastern Pennsylvania. Having installed smart meters and other advanced technologies over the last several years, PPL has experience with operating smart grid systems and achieving operational improvements. To further improve quality of service for its customers, PPL is implementing a $38 million Smart Grid Investment Grant, which includes $19 million in Recovery Act funds from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). PPL is installing a distribution management system (DMS), distribution automation (DA) devices, and supporting communication systems in a pilot program in the Harrisburg

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Deep Energy Retrofit of 1910 House, Portland, Oregon  

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

one-and-a-half-story, two-bedroom home with a half-basement one-and-a-half-story, two-bedroom home with a half-basement is typical of 100-year-old homes in Portland, Oregon. The home had no insulation, an unfinished basement, old appliances and air leaks everywhere when purchased by its current owner in 2010. The owners performed a full deep energy retrofit, including air sealing and insulating exterior walls and attic and installing new, efficient appliances. Building America researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory audited the home after the retrofits had occurred and used Energy Gauge USA simulation software to predict energy savings. They also partnered with local home performance contractor Imagine Energy to meter the circuit-level electricity use and the natural gas use of the tankless hot water heater and 95% condensing gas furnace. Based on

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

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

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Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency...  

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Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America program held the Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting in Denver, Colorado, on...

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … High-Performance Furnace Blowers  

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

Annual Fuel Utilization Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency [AFUE] and Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio [SEER] and at real installed conditions. A testing program was undertaken at two laboratories to compare the performance of furnace blowers over a range of static pressure differences that included standard rating points and measured field test pressures. Three different combinations of blowers and residential furnaces were tested. The laboratory test results for blower power and airflow were combined with DOE2 models of building loads, models of air conditioner performance, standby power, and igniter, and combustion air blower power to determine potential energy and peak demand impacts. BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE Recognizing Top Innovations in Building Science - The U.S. Department of Energy's

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … High-Performance Furnace Blowers  

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

annual fuel utilization annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) and seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) and at real installed conditions. A testing program was undertaken at two laboratories to compare the performance of furnace blowers over a range of static pressure differences that included standard rating points and measured field test pressures. Three different combinations of blowers and residential furnaces were tested. The laboratory test results for blower power and airflow were combined with DOE2 models of building loads, models of air conditioner performance, standby power, and igniter and combustion air blower power to determine potential energy and peak demand impacts. BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE Recognizing Top Innovations in Building Science - The U.S. Department of Energy's

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-1- Georgia Guidelines for Reclaimed Water Systems for Buildings PREFACE  

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The Georgia Guidelines for Reclaimed Water Systems for Buildings are intended to assist all parties involved in the design, construction, inspection and maintenance of reclaimed water systems and to help successfully comply with Appendix J, Reclaimed Water Systems for Buildings ? of the 2011 Georgia Amendments to the International Plumbing Code (IPC), latest adopted version. The parties mentioned above include building owners, reclaimed water purveyors, designers, contractors, and building code officials. This consensus document is the product of the guidelines committee members below:

Frances Carpenter Chairperson; Danny Johnson; Curtis Boswell; Tom Carty; Laura Walker; Ernest U. Earn; Mike Millard; Philip T. Mccreanor, Ph.D.; Phillip George; Joe Messina; Jim Poff; Guy Pihera; Conrad Gelot; Marvin Richards; Chris Kumnick; Bob Bourne

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Perspective and Overlay to the Energy Upgrade California Approach  

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Perspective & Perspective & Overlay to the Energy Upgrade California Approach Driving demand through targeted neighborhood programs By Mark Berman, Alliance for Residential Building Innovation BA Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting - March 1, 2012 Austin, TX Relevant BAP Gaps & Barriers 1. Difficulty in recruiting homeowners to participate in home energy upgrade programs. (Recruitment) 2. Need to develop sustainable retrofit business models (Biz Models) - Review business models in Better Buildings Program & other programs 3. Data mining - need to analyze utility bills to get a sense of whole-house efficiency and savings (Aggregate Results) 2 Overview: Stockton CA

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Wind for Schools Project Power System Brief, Wind Powering America Fact Sheet Series  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Powering America Fact Sheet Series Powering America Fact Sheet Series Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Wind for Schools Project Power System Brief Wind for Schools Project Power System Brief Wind for Schools Project Power System Brief This fact sheet provides an overview of the system components of a Wind Powering America Wind for Schools project. Wind Powering America's (WPA's) Wind for Schools project uses a basic system configuration for each school project. The system incorporates a single SkyStream(tm) wind turbine, a 70-ft guyed tower, disconnect boxes at the base of the turbine and at the school, and an interconnection to the school's electrical system. A detailed description of each system component is provided in this document. The local power cooperative or utility should be an integral part of

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Technical Approach for the Development of DOE Building America Builders Challenge Technology Information Packages (Revised)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a challenge to the homebuilding industry to build 220,000 high-performance homes by 2012. To qualify, homes must meet the requirements of a performance path, prescriptive path, or participating in a partner program.

Roberts, D. R.; Anderson, R.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Saving in Office Building by Floor Integration System...  

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Energy Saving in Office Building by Floor Integration System: Reducing Total Energy of HVAC and Lighting system using daylight Speaker(s): Yoshifumi Murakami Date: May 20, 2004 -...

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Building Technologies Office: Highly Energy Efficient Wall Systems...  

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Highly Energy Efficient Wall Systems Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Highly Energy Efficient Wall Systems Research Project on Facebook...

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Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: HVAC Systems  

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Modeling Programs: HVAC Systems Title Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: HVAC Systems Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-6432E Year of Publication 2013...

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Singapore's Zero-Energy Building's daylight monitoring system  

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Furthermore, advanced daylighting systems such as horizontalKeywords: daylighting, building monitoring system, glazingsystem is presented. Criteria to assess the daylighting

Grobe, Lars

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Transformation at Bank of America : an enterprise systems analysis  

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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

329

Building Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems | Department  

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

Building Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems Building Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems Building Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems June 24, 2012 - 1:50pm Addthis Photo Credit: iStockphoto Photo Credit: iStockphoto Before installing a solar water heating system, you should investigate local building codes, zoning ordinances, and subdivision covenants, as well as any special regulations pertaining to the site. You will probably need a building permit to install a solar energy system onto an existing building. Not every community or municipality initially welcomes residential renewable energy installations. Although this is often due to ignorance or the comparative novelty of renewable energy systems, you must comply with existing building and permit procedures to install your system.

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Building Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems | Department  

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

Building Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems Building Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems Building Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems June 24, 2012 - 1:50pm Addthis Photo Credit: iStockphoto Photo Credit: iStockphoto Before installing a solar water heating system, you should investigate local building codes, zoning ordinances, and subdivision covenants, as well as any special regulations pertaining to the site. You will probably need a building permit to install a solar energy system onto an existing building. Not every community or municipality initially welcomes residential renewable energy installations. Although this is often due to ignorance or the comparative novelty of renewable energy systems, you must comply with existing building and permit procedures to install your system.

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Energy Efficient Building Ventilation Systems: Innovative Building-Integrated Enthalpy Recovery  

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BEETIT Project: A2 is developing a building moisture and heat exchange technology that leverages a new material and design to create healthy buildings with lower energy use. Commercial building owners/operators are demanding buildings with greater energy efficiency and healthier indoor environments. A2 is developing a membrane-based heat and moisture exchanger that controls humidity by transferring the water vapor in the incoming fresh air to the drier air leaving the building. Unlike conventional systems, A2 locates the heat and moisture exchanger within the depths of the buildings wall to slow down the air flow and increase the surface area that captures humidity, but with less fan power. The systems integration into the wall reduces the size and demand on the air conditioning equipment and increases liable floor area flexibility.

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2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

332

A semiotic multi-agent system for intelligent building control  

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Intelligent agents have often been used within intelligent buildings for autonomous actuation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) within intelligent buildings. Ubiquitous wireless sensors send environmental data such as temperature, ... Keywords: actuators, affordance, ambient intelligence, collaborative negotiation, intelligent buildings, multi-agent systems, personalisation, pervasive space, semiotics, wireless sensor network

Darren Booy; Kecheng Liu; Bing Qiao; Chris Guy

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Information Systems: User Case Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Measured energy performance data are essential to national efforts to improve building efficiency, as evidenced in recent benchmarking mandates, and in a growing body of work that indicates the value of permanent monitoring and energy information feedback. This paper presents case studies of energy information systems (EIS) at four enterprises and university campuses, focusing on the attained energy savings, and successes and challenges in technology use and integration. EIS are broadly defined as performance monitoring software, data acquisition hardware, and communication systems to store, analyze and display building energy information. Case investigations showed that the most common energy savings and instances of waste concerned scheduling errors, measurement and verification, and inefficient operations. Data quality is critical to effective EIS use, and is most challenging at the subsystem or component level, and with non-electric energy sources. Sophisticated prediction algorithms may not be well understood but can be applied quite effectively, and sites with custom benchmark models or metrics are more likely to perform analyses external to the EIS. Finally, resources and staffing were identified as a universal challenge, indicating a need to identify additional models of EIS use that extend beyond exclusive in-house use, to analysis services.

Granderson, Jessica; Piette, Mary Ann; Ghatikar, Girish

2010-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Opportunities to Apply Phase Change Materials to Building Enclosures Webinar  

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

1, 2011 1, 2011 Opportunities to Apply Phase Change Materials to Building Enclosures Welcome to the Webinar! We will start at 2:00 PM Eastern Time Be sure that you are also dialed into the telephone conference call: Dial-in number: 888-950-6757; Pass code: 6420234 1 | Building America Program www.buildingamerica.gov Building America: Introduction November 11, 2011 Chuck Booten Chuck.Booten@nrel.gov Building Technologies Program 2 | Building America Program www.buildingamerica.gov * Reduce energy use in new and existing residential buildings * Promote building science and systems engineering / integration approach * "Do no harm": Ensure safety, health and durability are maintained or improved

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Buildings and corporate strategy : towards a management system model  

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This thesis focuses on buildings as a subject of attention and inquiry in a corporate setting. It attempts to draw implications for the design of a management system to deal with the special nature of buildings as a resource. ...

Brana, Rodrigo

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A View on Future Building System Modeling and Simulation  

SciTech Connect

This chapter presents what a future environment for building system modeling and simulation may look like. As buildings continue to require increased performance and better comfort, their energy and control systems are becoming more integrated and complex. We therefore focus in this chapter on the modeling, simulation and analysis of building energy and control systems. Such systems can be classified as heterogeneous systems because they involve multiple domains, such as thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, electrical systems, control systems and communication systems. Also, they typically involve multiple temporal and spatial scales, and their evolution can be described by coupled differential equations, discrete equations and events. Modeling and simulating such systems requires a higher level of abstraction and modularisation to manage the increased complexity compared to what is used in today's building simulation programs. Therefore, the trend towards more integrated building systems is likely to be a driving force for changing the status quo of today's building simulation programs. Thischapter discusses evolving modeling requirements and outlines a path toward a future environment for modeling and simulation of heterogeneous building systems.A range of topics that would require many additional pages of discussion has been omitted. Examples include computational fluid dynamics for air and particle flow in and around buildings, people movement, daylight simulation, uncertainty propagation and optimisation methods for building design and controls. For different discussions and perspectives on the future of building modeling and simulation, we refer to Sahlin (2000), Augenbroe (2001) and Malkawi and Augenbroe (2004).

Wetter, Michael

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

A View on Future Building System Modeling and Simulation  

SciTech Connect

This chapter presents what a future environment for building system modeling and simulation may look like. As buildings continue to require increased performance and better comfort, their energy and control systems are becoming more integrated and complex. We therefore focus in this chapter on the modeling, simulation and analysis of building energy and control systems. Such systems can be classified as heterogeneous systems because they involve multiple domains, such as thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, electrical systems, control systems and communication systems. Also, they typically involve multiple temporal and spatial scales, and their evolution can be described by coupled differential equations, discrete equations and events. Modeling and simulating such systems requires a higher level of abstraction and modularisation to manage the increased complexity compared to what is used in today's building simulation programs. Therefore, the trend towards more integrated building systems is likely to be a driving force for changing the status quo of today's building simulation programs. Thischapter discusses evolving modeling requirements and outlines a path toward a future environment for modeling and simulation of heterogeneous building systems.A range of topics that would require many additional pages of discussion has been omitted. Examples include computational fluid dynamics for air and particle flow in and around buildings, people movement, daylight simulation, uncertainty propagation and optimisation methods for building design and controls. For different discussions and perspectives on the future of building modeling and simulation, we refer to Sahlin (2000), Augenbroe (2001) and Malkawi and Augenbroe (2004).

Wetter, Michael

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Hygrothermal Performance of Building Envelopes and Systems in Hot and Humid Climates  

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In hot and humid climates the interior and exterior environmental loads that building envelopes must respond to are larger than many other climatic conditions. Moisture-originated failures in low-rise residential buildings have put a significant pressure to change construction codes in North America. Solutions to moisture induced problems may be difficult when several interacting mechanisms of moisture transport are present. A new approach to building envelope durability assessment has been introduced in North America; a moisture engineering approach. This requires system information about the wall systems as constructed along with aging characteristics coupled with advanced modeling that 0 term allow the designer to predict the Iong-term performances of building envelope systems. This permits the comparison and ranking of individual building envelope systems with respect to total hygrothermal performance. Critical information can be obtained by investigating the one to one relationships of a building envelope to interior and exterior environments, however, the total behavior of the actual whole building is not accounted for. This paper goes one step further, by incorporating the individual hygrothermal performances of all walls, roof, floor and mechanical systems. The direct and indirect coupling of the building envelope and indoor environment with HVAC system are included in the analysis. The full house hygrothermal performance of an aerated concrete wall system are examined for a hot and humid climate. The hour by hour drying potential of each system was then numerically analyzed using weather conditions of Miami (hot and humid climate). The results clearly demonstrate the limited drying potential for the wall system in that climate. Furthermore, the selected exterior thermal insulation strategies and interior vapor control strategies in this study clearly show the critical behavior of the full house with respect to drying initial construction moisture. The results show the importance of the total hygrothermal behavior of the whole house to the coupling between the various envelope parts, interior and exterior environments and HVAC system. From these results moisture control strategies are identified for the whole house hygrothermal performance.

Karagiozis, A. N.; Desjarlais, A.; Salonvaara, M.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

High-performance commercial building systems  

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HVAC engineers and operators to optimize energy performance of buildings; and Develop simulation-based test and optimization

Selkowitz, Stephen

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Building Thermal Envelope Systems and Materials (BTESM) progress report for DOE Office of Buildings Energy Research  

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The Monthly Report of the Building Thermal Envelope Systems and Materials (BTESM) Program is a monthly update of both in-house ORNL projects and subcontract activities in the research areas of building materials, wall systems, foundations, roofs, building diagnostics, and research utilization and technology transfer. Presentations are not stand-alone paragraphs every month. Their principal values are the short-time lapse between accomplishment and reporting and their evolution over a period of several months.

Burn, G. (comp.)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Building Thermal Envelope Systems and Materials (BTESM) progress report for DOE Office of Buildings Energy Research  

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The Monthly Report of the Building Thermal Envelope Systems and Materials (BTESM) Program is a monthly update of both in-house ORNL projects and subcontract activities in the research areas of building materials, wall systems, foundations, roofs, and building diagnostics. Presentations are not stand-alone paragraphs every month. Their principal values are the short-time lapse between accomplishment and reporting and their evolution over a period of several months.

Burn, G. (comp.)

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Building thermal envelope systems and materials (BTESM) monthly progress report for DOE Office Buildings Energy Research  

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The Monthly Report of the Building Thermal Envelope Systems and Materials (BTESM) Program is a monthly update of both in-house ORNL projects and subcontract activities in the research areas of building materials, wall systems, foundations, roofs, and building diagnostics. Presentations are not stand-alone paragraphs every month. Their principal values are the short-time lapse between accomplishment and reporting and their evolution over a period of several months.

Burn, G. (comp.)

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Better Buildings Challenge is Expanding, Improving Energy Efficiency...  

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

Better Buildings Challenge is Expanding, Improving Energy Efficiency Throughout America Better Buildings Challenge is Expanding, Improving Energy Efficiency Throughout America...

344

Building America Expert Meeting Final Report: Multifamily Hydronic and Steam Heating Controls and Distribution Retrofits  

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

Hydronic Hydronic Heating in Multifamily Buildings Jordan Dentz The ARIES Collaborative October 2011 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, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation,

345

Serial Upstream-Propagating Mesoscale Convective System Events over Southeastern South America  

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Serial mesoscale convective system (MCS) events with lifetimes over 18 h and up to nearly 70 h are routinely observed over southeastern South America from infrared satellite imagery during the spring and summer. These events begin over the ...

Vagner Anabor; David J. Stensrud; Osvaldo L. L. de Moraes

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Intelligent Building Control System for EPBD Certification Support  

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Building commissioning is a developing concept also in the Czech Republic. At present time only some aspects of building commissioning are implemented as a part of the facility management and energy auditing processes that are related to EPBD implementation. The project, presented in this paper, aims to find ways of energy-efficient operation of existing and designed energy- efficient buildings and is based on the fact that many buildings designed according to modern principles, in its operation does not behave as expected. The project is investigating and developing procedures to help change the current often intuitive approach to operate buildings in a systematic activity, taking into account energy conservation. Modern control systems of intelligent HVAC buildings could provide not only the information needed for the operational control of building, but also to detect faults and to evaluate the energy performance of the building. Under the IEA Annex 47 project, authors started to develop tools that support additional aspects of the commissioning process, including new control system for building energy services. The paper is focused on specification of new function of building control system, providing information for existing building EPBD certification. Results in terms of implementation of this function into existing building energy control system are discussed.

Kabele, K.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Integrated Building Management System (IBMS) | Department of Energy  

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Building Management System Building Management System (IBMS) Integrated Building Management System (IBMS) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently conducting research into an integrated building management system (IBMS). Project Description This project seeks to develop an open integration framework that allows multivendor systems to interoperate seamlessly using internet protocols. The applicant will create an integrated control platform for implementing new integrated control strategies and to enable additional enterprise control applications, such as demand response. The project team seeks to develop several strategies that take advantage of the sensors and functionality of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); security; and information and communication technologies (ICT) subsystems;

348

America Town: Building the Outposts of Empire by Mark L. Gillem [EDRA/Places Award 2008 -- Book  

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America Town 2008 EDRA/Places Awards with Metropolis Book InTown for this years book award, jury members praised theone where we give two awards? Leanne Rivlin: But [America

Tomlinson, Elma

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … National Residential Efficiency Measures Database  

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Robust cost data for energy-efficiency Robust cost data for energy-efficiency measures provide an essential framework for transforming the housing industry to high-performance homes. These data allow for effective optimization capabilities to guide builders, researchers, HERS raters, contractors, and designers. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a public database that characterizes the performance and costs of common residential energy-efficiency measures. The database, called the National Residential Efficiency Measures Database, can be found at www.buildingamerica.gov. The data are available for use in software programs that evaluate cost-effective measures to improve the energy efficiency of new and existing residential buildings.

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Window Replacement, Rehabilitation, & Repair Guide  

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

are also discussed. are also discussed. Water infiltration is dealt with at considerable length because windows are one of the likeliest components in the building structure for water entry and because water intrusion and resultant damage may have gone on unnoticed for some time as water can enter the wall cavity through and around the window assembly. Suggestions for investigating sources of water intrusion are provided. The condition of the decorative trim around the window can be an indication of water damage but deterioration of the trim is typically an aesthetic problem not a performance problem. However, if the window sill is damaged, it should be replaced because it is the means by which water will drain out away from the house or, incorrectly, into the wall. Damaged or deteriorating window sashes, frames, or casings

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … Window Replacement, Rehabilitation, & Repair Guide  

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

such as working on scaffolding are also discussed. such as working on scaffolding are also discussed. Water infiltration is dealt with at considerable length because windows are one of the likeliest components in the building structure for water entry and because water intrusion and resultant damage may have gone on unnoticed for some time as water can enter the wall cavity through and around the window assembly. Suggestions for investigating sources of water intrusion are provided. The condition of the decorative trim around the window can be an indication of water damage but deterioration of the trim is typically an aesthetic problem not a performance problem. However, if the window sill is damaged, it should be replaced because it is the means by which water will drain out away from the house or,

352

What`s new in building energy research: Thermal distribution technology. DOE looks at cutting energy losses in a building`s heating and cooling distribution system  

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The Department of Energy takes a look at cutting energy losses in a building`s heating and cooling distribution system.

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Benchmarking and Performance Based Rating System for Commercial Buildings  

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Benchmarking and Performance Based Rating System for Commercial Buildings Benchmarking and Performance Based Rating System for Commercial Buildings in India Speaker(s): Saket Sarraf Date: May 4, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Girish Ghatikar The Indian building sector has witnessed huge surge in interest in energy performance in the last decade. The 'intention' based codes like the national Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) and green building rating systems such as Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED-India) and Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) have been the prime mechanisms to design and assess energy efficient buildings. However, they do not rate the 'achieved' energy performance of buildings over time or reward their performance through a continuous evaluation process.

354

A building life-cycle information system for tracking building performance metrics  

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Buildings often do not perform as well in practice as expected during pre-design planning, nor as intended at the design stage. While this statement is generally considered to be true, it is difficult to quantify the impacts and long-term economic implications of a building in which performance does not meet expectations. This leads to a building process that is devoid of quantitative feedback that could be used to detect and correct problems both in an individual building and in the building process itself. One key element in this situation is the lack of a standardized method for documenting and communicating information about the intended performance of a building. This paper describes the Building Life-cycle Information System (BLISS); designed to manage a wide range of building related information across the life cycle of a building project. BLISS is based on the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) developed by the International Alliance for Interoperability. A BLISS extension to th e IFC that adds classes for building performance metrics is described. Metracker, a prototype tool for tracking performance metrics across the building life cycle, is presented.

Hitchcock, R.J.; Piette, M.A.; Selkowitz, S.E.

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Building Performance Monitoring, Control, and Information Systems  

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are of critical importance in achieving optimal low-energy building performance. Advanced monitoring and control technologies with high energy saving potential are widely...

356

Buildings Energy Data Book: 5.5 Thermal Distribution Systems  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

Energy Consumption Characteristics of Commercial Building HVAC Systems, Volume II: Thermal Distribution, Auxiliary Equipment, and Ventilation, Oct. 1999, Table A2-12, p. B2-1....

357

Buildings Energy Data Book: 5.5 Thermal Distribution Systems  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

Energy Consumption Characteristics of Commercial Building HVAC Systems, Volume II: Thermal Distribution, Auxiliary Equipment, and Ventilation, Oct. 1999, Table 4-1, p. 4-4; and...

358

Systems in Commercial Buildings" Project Rick Diamond, Craig...  

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the PIER "Thermal Distribution Systems in Commercial Buildings" Project Rick Diamond, Craig Wray, Brian Smith, Darryl Dickerhoff, Nance Matson, and Skylar Cox Indoor Environment...

359

Current Research on Building Energy Systems and Air Cleaning...  

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Program Development Contact Us Department Contacts Media Contacts Current Research on Building Energy Systems and Air Cleaning by Visible-Photocatalytic Oxidation (Visible-PCO)...

360

Advanced simulations of building energy and control systems with...  

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Program Development Contact Us Department Contacts Media Contacts Advanced simulations of building energy and control systems with an example of chilled water plant modeling Title...

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361

Building Energy Information Systems: State of the Technology...  

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Office EETD Safety Program Development Contact Us Department Contacts Media Contacts Building Energy Information Systems: State of the Technology and User Case Studies Title...

362

Integrated Building Energy and Control Systems: Challenges, Needs...  

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EETD Safety Program Development Contact Us Department Contacts Media Contacts Integrated Building Energy and Control Systems: Challenges, Needs and Opportunities Speaker(s):...

363

Increase energy efficiency in systems and buildings and improve...  

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Increase energy efficiency in systems and buildings and improve indoor environment: How to validate comfort and energy reduction Speaker(s): Wouter Borsboom Date: December 8, 2009...

364

Model Predictive Control for the Operation of Building Cooling Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of the chillers and cooling towers, the thermal storage tankthe chillers and cooling towers, the thermal storage tank,of thermal energy storage in building cooling systems.

Ma, Yudong

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Integration of Real-Time Data Into Building Automation Systems  

SciTech Connect

The project goal was to investigate the possibility of using predictive real-time information from the Internet as an input to building management system algorithms. The objectives were to identify the types of information most valuable to commercial and residential building owners, managers, and system designers. To comprehensively investigate and document currently available electronic real-time information suitable for use in building management systems. Verify the reliability of the information and recommend accreditation methods for data and providers. Assess methodologies to automatically retrieve and utilize the information. Characterize equipment required to implement automated integration. Demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of using the information in building management systems. Identify evolutionary control strategies.

Mark J. Stunder; Perry Sebastian; Brenda A. Chube; Michael D. Koontz

2003-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

366

Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Building HVAC Systems.  

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??Building HVAC systems account for more than 30% of annual energy consumption in United States. However, it has become apparent that only in a small (more)

Najafi, Massieh

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

System/Building Tech Integration | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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System/Building Integration System/Building Integration SHARE System Building Technologies Integration ZEBRAlliance home The buildings industry encompasses numerous designers, builders, construction materials and components manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and other vendors and service providers. Whether coming together for new construction or retrofitting established structures, these stakeholders often face research limitations and challenges when integrating components, equipment, and systems. This is especially true for anything that is new. System/Building Integration provides the means for our industry partners to work out the wrinkles in their new products in low-risk, realistic test bed environments before market introduction. In ORNL's residential and light commercial building test beds, in addition to natural exposure to weather,

368

An architectural approach to building systems from COTS software components  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As software systems become increasingly complex to build developers are turning more and more to integrating pre-built components from third party developers into their systems. This use of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software components in system ...

Mark R. Vigder; John Dean

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Direct Digital Control for Building HVAC Systems, 2nd edition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

From the Publisher:Direct Digital Control for Building HVAC Systems, Second Edition, is thoroughly updated and expanded to include complete coverage of the architecture of modern digital control systems, distributed intelligence networked systems, communication ...

Michael J. L. Coffin

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

ABSORPTION HEAT PUMP SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME - Energy ...  

An absorption heat pump system that can include a first assembly, ... Building Energy Efficiency; ... Solar Thermal; Startup America;

371

Wind for Schools Project Power System Brief, Wind Powering America Fact Sheet Series  

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Wind Powering America's (WPA's) Wind for Schools project uses a basic system configuration for each school project. The system incorporates a single SkyStream wind turbine, a 70-ft guyed tower, disconnect boxes at the base of the turbine and at the school, and an interconnection to the school's electrical system. This document provides a detailed description of each system component.

Baring-Gould, I.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Development of discrete event system specification (DEVS) building performance models for building energy design  

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The discrete event system specification (DEVS) is a formalism for describing simulation models in a modular fashion. In this study, it is exploited by forming submodels that allow different professions involved in the building design process to work ... Keywords: DEVS, energy simulation in building design, modular BPS, stochastic occupant models

Huseyin Burak Gunay; Liam O'Brien; Rhys Goldstein; Simon Breslav; Azam Khan

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

AN OVERVIEW OF BUILDING AMERICA INDUSTRIALIZED HOUSING PARTNERSHIP (BAIHP) ACTIVITIES IN HOT-HUMID CLIMATES  

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BAIHP (www.baihp.org ) conducts systems research and technical assistance activities for new housing. Hot-humid climate efforts described here include: Systems research : NightCool A hybrid cooling and dehumidification strategy employing radiative cooling and desiccant materials. Interior Duct Systems in Manufactured Houses Tests are ongoing in an occupied prototype home in Alabama and the FSEC manufactured housing lab. Ventilation and Dehumidification A new strategy has been developed to hook up a whole-house dehumidifier so that it only runs when the air conditioning compressor is off. Plug Load Reduction Whole house feedback devices and security system based plug load reductions are being evaluated in prototype homes. Solar and Conventional Domestic Hot Water (DHW) Testing A test facility is being constructed to conduct side by side testing of three active and passive solar, two gas and two electric DHW systems. Technical assistance was provided on the design, construction and evaluation of four near zero energy homes and over 300 highly energy efficient production homes in subdivisions during 2007 and 2008.

Chandra, S.; Parker, D.; Sherwin, J.; Colon, C.; Fonorow, K.; Stroer, D.; Martin, E.; McIlvaine, J.; Chasar, D.; Moyer, N.; Thomas-Rees, S.; Hoak, D.; Beal, D.; Gil, C.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 5; Builders and Buyers Handbook for Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in the Marine Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This best practices guide is part of a series produced by Building America. The guide book is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in the Marine climate region. The savings are in comparison with the 1993 Model Energy Code. The guide contains chapters for every member of the builder's team--from the manager to the site planner to the designers, site supervisors, the trades, and marketers. There is also a chapter for homeowners on how to use the book to provide help in selecting a new home or builder.

Baechler, M. C.; Taylor, Z. T.; Bartlett, R.; Gilbride, T.; Hefty, M.; Steward, H.; Love, P. M.; Palmer, J. A.

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 3; Builders and Buyers Handbook for Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in Cold and Very Cold Climates  

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This best practices guide is part of a series produced by Building America. The guide book is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in the cold and very cold climates. The savings are in comparison with the 1993 Model Energy Code. The guide contains chapters for every member of the builder's team-from the manager to the site planner to the designers, site supervisors, the trades, and marketers. There is also a chapter for homeowners on how to use the book to provide help in selecting a new home or builder.

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2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 1; Builders and Buyers Handbook for Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in the Hot and Humid Climate  

SciTech Connect

This Building America Best Practices guide book is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in the hot and humid climate. The savings are in comparison with the 1993 Model Energy Code. The guide contains chapters for every member of the builder's team. There is also a chapter for homeowners on how to use the book to provide help in selecting a new home or builder.

Baechler, M. C.; Love, P. M.

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Building-Level Energy Management Systems (BLEMS) | Department of Energy  

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

Emerging Technologies » Building-Level Energy Management Systems Emerging Technologies » Building-Level Energy Management Systems (BLEMS) Building-Level Energy Management Systems (BLEMS) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently conducting research into building-level energy management systems (BLEMS). Project Description BLEMS provide an integrated plug-and-play capability for legacy energy management systems (EMSs), such as those based on X-10, Zigbee, 802.15, and newly developed EMS for buildings of any size. Project Partners Research is being undertaken by DOE, the University of Southern California, General Electric (GE) Global Research, and GE Consumer & Industrial Division. Project Goals The goal of this project is to develop practical solutions that bring together ad-hoc legacy energy management systems under a single, unified

378

Bank of America | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

379

Increase energy efficiency in systems and buildings and improve indoor  

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Increase energy efficiency in systems and buildings and improve indoor Increase energy efficiency in systems and buildings and improve indoor environment: How to validate comfort and energy reduction Speaker(s): Wouter Borsboom Date: December 8, 2009 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 TNO is a research institute which is active in the energy saving and indoor environment. We like to present our research, our goals and discuss the challenges and the opportunities for cooperation. Therefore we like to give a presentation about the following topic and we are also interested in a presentation of LBL and UC Berkeley. An important topic in the building industry is near zero energy buildings. Most countries in Europe implemented programs to advance this goal in one way or another. In near-zero energy buildings, the interaction between building and systems

380

Cyber-physical energy systems: focus on smart buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Operating at the intersection of multiple sensing and control systems designed for occupant comfort, performability and operational efficiency, modern buildings represent a prototypical cyber-physical system with deeply coupled embedded sensing and networked ... Keywords: LEED, ZNEB, buildings, cyber-physical, embedded, energy management, energy metering, smart grid

Jan Kleissl; Yuvraj Agarwal

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Theoretical Minimum Energy Use of a Building HVAC System  

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This paper investigates the theoretical minimum energy use required by the HVAC system in a particular code compliant office building. This limit might be viewed as the "Carnot Efficiency" for HVAC system. It assumes that all ventilation and air conditioning in the building are provided using the minimum energy value that does not violate physical law.

Tanskyi, O.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

High Performance Commercial Building Systems Francis Rubinstein, LBNL  

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- Lighting, Envelope and Daylighting Project 2.1 - Lighting Controls Task 2.1.3 ­ Advanced Sensor Task 2High Performance Commercial Building Systems Francis Rubinstein, LBNL Pete Pettler, Vistron LLC fabrication of two key components of the IBECS (Integrated Building Environmental Communications System

383

Database Supported Bacnet Data Acquisition System for Building Energy Diagnostics  

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This paper reports a tool that can be used to acquire and store the BACnet (A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks) data for the purpose of building energy system Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD). Building Automation Control (BAC) systems have become a common practice in recently constructed buildings in the United States. Although building operational data could readily be collected for various analysis purposes, there is still a debate in building community which or what FDD method is better in terms of performance matrix, such as false alarm rate and training data requirement, etc. Therefore, from the user's perspective, it is potentially beneficial to try out different FDD methods before the deployment, or even develop a dedicated FDD method in a specific case. This is the motivation for development of the BACnet data storage system discussed in this paper, which could then be used together with BACnet data acquisition module in an open source Building Control Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB) environment [2]. This paper discusses (1) Relational database schema development for the purpose of storing building operational data and FDD analysis data (2) Development of the connector in BCVTB that enables the transition from the BACnet module to the database module and (3)Testing of the integrated system in a real building. The relational database is intended to be general and detailed enough so that it can be applied to different buildings and projects with various complexity without any major structure change. The BACnet-reader to database connector enables seamless data flow from commercial BACnet system to user's customized workstation. The integrated system enables users to analyze building operational data in an effective and efficient way, which helps achieve automated FDD in buildings.

Li, Z.; Augenbroe, G.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Energy Saving in Office Building by Floor Integration System: Reducing  

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Energy Saving in Office Building by Floor Integration System: Reducing Energy Saving in Office Building by Floor Integration System: Reducing Total Energy of HVAC and Lighting system using daylight Speaker(s): Yoshifumi Murakami Date: May 20, 2004 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Naoya Motegi Information Technology that is featured by standard communication protocol like Lon Works, BACnet is very useful for managing building systems. Now we can collect much data quickly and easily and to analyze them in detail with this technology. Under the circumstances in that saving energy and reducing CO2 are required strongly, important thing is finding the effective information for building operation and control from collected data and the analysis of them. In our project, the floor integration controller that integrates the each building systems was proposed. It

385

System-Level Monitoring and Diagnosis of Building HVAC System.  

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??Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is an indoor environmental technology that is extensively instrumented for large-scale buildings. Among all subsystems of buildings, the HVAC (more)

Wu, Siyu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Web-based Energy Information Systems for Large Commercial Buildings  

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Web-based Energy Information Systems for Large Commercial Buildings Speaker(s): Naoya Motegi Date: May 2, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Energy Information Systems (EIS), which...

387

Building Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems...  

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Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems Building Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems June 24, 2012 - 1:50pm Addthis Photo Credit: iStockphoto Photo...

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Exterior Rigid Foam Insulation at the Edge of a Slab Foundation, Fresno, California (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Efficient Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

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Exterior Rigid Foam Insulation at Exterior Rigid Foam Insulation at the Edge of a Slab Foundation Fresno, California PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: New Home Type: Single-family, affordable Builder: Wathen-Castanos Hybrid Homes, Inc., www.wchomes.com Size: 1,789 ft 2 Price Range: Starting at $205,000 Date completed: 2011 Climate Zone: Hot-dry PERFORMANCE DATA Using BEopt version 1.3 modeling on the house plan and specifications noted for this Fresno, California, unoccupied test house, the research team deter- mined that the house will achieve energy savings of 35.5% with respect to the Building America House Simulation Protocols*. * Hendron, R. and Engebrecht, C. NREL/TP-550-49426. "Building America House Simulation Protocols." Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2010.

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Building energy modeling programs comparison Research on HVAC systems  

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energy modeling programs comparison Research on HVAC systems energy modeling programs comparison Research on HVAC systems simulation part Title Building energy modeling programs comparison Research on HVAC systems simulation part Publication Type Journal Year of Publication 2013 Authors Zhou, Xin, Da Yan, Tianzhen Hong, and Dandan Zhu Keywords Building energy modeling programs, comparison tests, HVAC system simulation, theory analysis Abstract Building energy simulation programs are effective tools for the evaluation of building energy saving and optimization of design. The fact that large discrepancies exist in simulated results when different BEMPs are used to model the same building has caused wide concern. Urgent research is needed to identify the main elements that contribute towards the simulation results. This technical report summarizes methodologies, processes, and the main assumptions of three building energy modeling programs (BEMPs) for HVAC calculations: EnergyPlus, DeST, and DOE-2.1E, and test cases are designed to analyze the calculation process in detail. This will help users to get a better understanding of BEMPs and the research methodology of building simulation. This will also help build a foundation for building energy code development and energy labeling programs.

390

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

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A parametric study was conducted using EnergyPlus version 6.0 to investigate humidity issues on a typical mid-1990s reference home, a 2006 International Energy Conservation Code home, and a high-performance home in a hot-humid climate. The impacts of various dehumidification equipment and controls are analyzed on the high performance home. The study examined the combined effects of infiltration and mechanical ventilation with balanced and unbalanced mechanical ventilation systems. Indoor relative humidity excursions were examined; specifically, the number of excursions, average excursion length, and maximum excursion length. Space relative humidity, thermal comfort, and whole-house source energy consumption were analyzed for indoor relative humidity set points of 50%, 55%, and 60%. The study showed and explained why similar trends of high humidity were observed in all three homes regardless of energy efficiency, and why humidity problems are not necessarily unique in high-performance homes. Thermal comfort analysis indicated that occupants are unlikely to notice indoor humidity problems. The study confirmed that supplemental dehumidification should be provided to maintain space relative humidity below 60% in a hot-humid climate.

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

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Energy Management Systems Package for Small Commercial Buildings  

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EnMS (energy management EnMS (energy management systems) Package for Small Commercial Buildings Jessica Granderson Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory JGranderson@lbl.gov 510.486.6792 April 4, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: Small commercial buildings present two challenges for implementing energy efficiency strategies 1) high transaction cost relative to total savings 2) lack of personnel time or skill available for energy management

392

Biofuels America Inc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Biofuels America Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Biofuels America Inc Place Memphis, Tennessee Zip 38126 Product Tennessee-based company that has proposed building a...

393

Building robust Reputation Systems for travel-related services  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There is a serious robust issue of building Reputation Systems for travel-related services, such as hotel, restaurant, etc. This paper proposes an advanced clustering approach, Suspicion Degree Meter (SDM), to rank suspects with respect to manipulative ... Keywords: Silicon,Indexes,Robustness,Analytical models,Feature extraction,Buildings,Context

Huiying Duan; Peng Yang

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Cyber-physical systems for next generation intelligent buildings  

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The proliferation of the smart grid creates new opportunities for large buildings to act as smart end-points that provide mutually beneficial services for building occupants and the grid. In this article we describe how Cyber-Physical systems that provide ...

Andreas Savvides; Ioannis Paschalidis; Michael Caramanis

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

An innovative and sustainable building system using structural insulated panels  

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An innovative and sustainable building system using structural insulated panels Researcher: Mrst October 2010 Funding bodies: EPSRC and ErgoHome Ltd. Introduction Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are high performance building panels which are considered to be the next generation of timber

Birmingham, University of

396

Knowledge-based navigation system for building health diagnosis  

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Medical records are important diagnostic tools designed to assist doctors in the management of their patients' health. Maintenance records are vital for on-site building managers in a comparable sense when planning the operational life cycle of the buildings ... Keywords: Decision-making, Diagnosis, Facility management, Information retrieval, Knowledge-based systems, Maintenance

Chih-Yuan Chang, Ming-Da Tsai

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

LTC America`s, Inc. PTC-6 vacuum system (metal): Baseline report  

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The LTC coating removal technology was tested and is being evaluated at Florida International University (FIU) as a baseline technology. In conjunction with FIU`s evaluation of efficiency and cost, this report covers the evaluation conducted for safety and health issues. It is a commercially available technology and has been used for various projects at locations throughout the country. The LTC coating removal system consisted of several hand tools, a Roto Peen scaler, and a needlegun. They are designed to remove coatings from steel, concrete, brick, and wood. These hand tools are used with the LTC PTC-6 vacuum system to capture dust and debris as removal of the coating takes place. The safety and health evaluation during the testing demonstration focused on two main areas of exposure: dust and noise. The dust exposure was minimal but noise exposure was significant. Further testing for each exposure is recommended because of the environment where the testing demonstration took place. It is feasible that the dust and noise levels will be higher in an enclosed operating environment of different construction. In addition, other areas of concern found were arm-hand vibration, whole body vibration, ergonomics, heat stress, tripping hazards, electrical hazards, machine guarding, and lockout/tagout.

NONE

1997-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

398

Paul Mathew Staff Scientist, Commercial Building Systems Group  

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Mathew Mathew Staff Scientist, Commercial Building Systems Group A Datapalooza for Measured Building Performance: The DOE Buildings Performance Database Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory November 4, 2013 BPD Team Rich Brown Claudine Custudio Laurel Dunn Paul Mathew John Mejia Andrea Mercado Michael Sohn Travis Walter Software partner: Sponsor: ..... analytical revolution upending the way campaigns political are run in the 21st century... the smartest campaigns now believe they know who you will vote for even before you do... Energy Benchmarking Policies (selected) * California - AB1103 requires benchmarking of all commercial buildings at time of lease or sale. - Executive order S-20-04 requires benchmarking of all state buildings. - SB1 requires buildings applying for solar incentives to benchmark

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The systems approach to building : a study of systems building development  

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The new demand for building and the problems generated by this demand confronting the building industry have become more complex as a result of increasing social change, evolution of industrialization and inadequacy of ...

Sittipunt, Preechaya

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Building Energy Information Systems: User Case Studies  

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Effectiveness of Energy Management Systems: What the expertsThe use of energy management and control systems to manageweb-based energy management and control system Introduction

Granderson, Jessica

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First results with eBlocks: embedded systems building blocks  

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We describe our first efforts to develop a set of off-the-shelf hardware components that ordinary people could connect to build a simple but useful class of embedded systems. The class of systems, which we call monitor/control systems, is composed primarily ... Keywords: embedded systems, intelligent homes, networks

Susan Cotterell; Frank Vahid; Walid Najjar; Harry Hsieh

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Mechanical Effects on Extruded Dielectric Cables and Joints Installed in Underground Transmission Systems in North America  

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In other parts of the world, cable is directly buried or installed in tunnels; but underground cable systems in North America have traditionally been installed in duct/manhole systems or in pipes. In these settings, cables expand and contract during load cycling; and the resulting mechanical stresses can have an impact on the reliable performance of the cable system. With the increased use of extruded dielectric transmission cable systems, EPRI member utilities are faced with the challenge of evaluating ...

2004-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

403

Applications of HVAC System Utilizing Building Thermal Mass in Japan  

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Applications of HVAC System Utilizing Building Thermal Mass in Japan Applications of HVAC System Utilizing Building Thermal Mass in Japan Speaker(s): Katsuhiro Miura Date: January 27, 2012 - 10:00am Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Michael Wetter Buildings have a large thermal capacity and it affects much on building thermal load for the HVAC system. The thermal mass can be utilized also to control the thermal load by storing thermal energy before HVAC operation. There are two ways to store thermal energy. One is by operating the HVAC system and the other is by natural ventilation, mainly at night. The latter could be combined with daily HVAC operation as a hybrid ventilation. Thermal mass storage is useful to decrease the hourly peak load and the daily thermal load and can be used for both cooling and heating purpose.

404

Generative Design Systems Applied to Low-Energy Buildings  

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Generative Design Systems Applied to Low-Energy Buildings Generative Design Systems Applied to Low-Energy Buildings Speaker(s): Maria Luisa de Oliveira Gama Caldas Date: March 15, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Paul Mathew Generative Design Systems (GDS) represent a step beyond parametric models, integrating design goals, building simulations and shape generation. In this seminar, present and future research projects on the application of different GDS to low-energy buildings are discussed. The software GENE_ARCH integrates energy simulations with multicriteria search methods such as pareto genetic algorithms, to locate acceptable alternatives that move the current design towards performance goals set by the user. DIVA, a system that integrates parametric geometrical modeling with Radiance, Daysim and

405

Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Building HVAC Systems  

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techniques for model-based FDD methods applied to vapordetection and diagnosis (FDD) has been an active area for6-17]. In building HVAC systems, FDD has received increasing

Najafi, Massieh

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Energy Management Systems Package for Small Commercial Buildings  

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EnMS (energy management systems) Package for Small Commercial Buildings Jessica Granderson Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory JGranderson@lbl.gov 510.486.6792 April 4, 2013 2 |...

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Applications of HVAC System Utilizing Building Thermal Mass in...  

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Applications of HVAC System Utilizing Building Thermal Mass in Japan Speaker(s): Katsuhiro Miura Date: January 27, 2012 - 10:00am Location: 90-3122 Seminar HostPoint of Contact:...

408

A normative approach to the evaluation of industrialized building systems  

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The rapid development of the building industry within the last 10-15 years involved the adaptation of a more. specialized and advanced system of construction and management. And, with the expanding alternatives of ...

Alhasani, Nadia Mehdi

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

America Town: Building the Outposts of Empire by Mark L. Gillem [EDRA/Places Award 2008 -- Book  

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its outposts? And in this book, Gillems background as anThe defense of America, the book reveals, has created mini-There are a lot of good books here. And I think that there

Tomlinson, Elma

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS are the build-ing blocks of modern society. Efficient and  

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TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS are the build- ing blocks of modern society. Efficient and safe movement. How- ever, transportation systems by their very nature also affect the environment through operations, construction, and maintenance of transportation facilities, and through the travel behaviors they encourage

Wang, Yuhang

411

Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report  

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Protocols Report This image shows a cover of a report titled "Building America House Simulation Protocols." The Building America logo is shown in the lower left corner of...

412

Monitoring Buildings with Energy Management and Control Systems  

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6 6 Monitoring Buildings with Energy Management and Control Systems Monitoring and evaluation are important parts of all energy-efficiency programs. With the increasing regulatory requirements for verification of demand-side management program savings and continued development of more innovative financing mechanisms, the ability to substantiate claims of energy savings using measured data takes on added importance. Although expensive, the accurate monitoring of energy consumption and building operations is a necessary part of conservation savings analysis. Energy management and control systems (EMCSs), intended for building operations and control functions, already contain most of the same equipment usually installed for energy monitoring and can often be used for

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Inverted Attic Bulkhead for HVAC Ductwork, Roseville, California (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Efficient Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

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Inverted Attic Bulkhead for Inverted Attic Bulkhead for HVAC Ductwork Roseville, California PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Long-Term Monitoring of Occupied Test House Location: Roseville, CA Partners: K. Hovnanian® Homes®, www.khov.com IBACOS www.ibacos.com Building Component: Envelope, structural, HVAC ducts Construction: New Application: New; single and/or multifamily Year Tested: 2012 Applicable Climate Zone(s): Hot-dry climate PERFORMANCE DATA HERS Index: 52 Projected Energy Savings: 11 million Btu/year heating and cooling savings Projected Energy Cost Savings: $116/year Modifying the truss system of a new home to accommodate ductwork within an inverted insulated bulkhead along the attic floor can save energy by placing

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Building Technologies Office: Building America: Bringing Building...  

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Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Technology Research, Standards, & Codes Popular Residential Links Success Stories Previous Next Warming Up to Pump Heat....

415

Recent Developments of the Modelica"Buildings" Library for Building Energy and Control Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

At the Modelica 2009 conference, we introduced the Buildings library, a freely available Modelica library for building energy and control systems. This paper reports the updates of the library and presents example applications for a range of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Over the past two years, the library has been further developed. The number of HVAC components models has been doubled and various components have been revised to increase numerical robustness.The paper starts with an overview of the library architecture and a description of the main packages. To demonstrate the features of the Buildings library, applications that include multizone airflow simulation as well as supervisory and local loop control of a variable air volume (VAV) system are briefly described. The paper closes with a discussion of the current development.

Wetter, Michael; Zuo, Wangda; Nouidui, Thierry Stephane

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

High-performance commercial building systems  

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for Energy and Maintenance Management. Villafana, L. and C.Computerized Maintenance Management Systems Coefficient offrom computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and

Selkowitz, Stephen

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Cake Systems  

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Cake Systems software is built on the SIMPLE algorithm developed by nationally recognized energy efficiency expert, Michael Blasnik. Cake Systems was designed to provide an...

418

Energy Conservation of Air Conditioning Systems in Large Public Buildings  

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Analyzing the actuality of the large-scale public buildings' energy consumption, we know that most of them run not only in low efficiency, but also in high energy consumption. According to the characteristics of the building, we should proceed with the heating characteristics of the exterior -protected construction, the set value of the temperature of the air-conditioning, the lectotype of the Central air-conditioning system, the regulation and the modification of the transmission and distribution system, the use of the new energy and the daily management or the method of adjustment and control, and so on , so we can make the air-conditioning system run efficiently. Analyzing and comparing the large-scale public buildings' energy consumption with each other, some pointed improvement measures are proposed further. According to the study and analysis, even though large-scale public buildings consume a great of energy, there exists a huge potential for energy conservation.

Liu, P.; Li, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Co-simulation of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings  

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Integrated performance simulation of buildings HVAC systems can help in reducing energy consumption and increasing occupant comfort. However, no single building performance simulation (BPS) tool offers sufficient capabilities and flexibilities to analyze integrated building systems and to enable rapid prototyping of innovative building and system technologies. One way to alleviate this problem is to use co-simulation, as an integrated approach to simulation. This article elaborates on issues important for co-simulation realization and discusses multiple possibilities to justify the particular approach implemented in the here described co-simulation prototype. The prototype is validated with the results obtained from the traditional simulation approach. It is further used in a proof-of-concept case study to demonstrate the applicability of the method and to highlight its benefits. Stability and accuracy of different coupling strategies are analyzed to give a guideline for the required coupling time step.

Trcka, Marija; Hensena, Jan L.M.; Wetter, Michael

2010-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

420

Modular and Manufactured Houses Offer Homeowners the Building America and ENERGY STAR(R) Advantage: Genesis Homes -- Auburn Hills, Michigan  

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Genesis Homes is headquartered in Auburn, Michigan, and has 11 factories throughout the nation. They build modular and manufactured homes with quality design, construction practice, and building materials that qualify for the Energy Star label.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INTEGRATED ENERGY SYSTEMS: PRODUCTIVITY & BUILDING SCIENCE  

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of Large Commercial HVAC Systems Led by Erik Kolderup, Eley Associates, Inc. Advanced VAV System Design will modify their rating system for tubular daylighting devices; and 2) U-factor results will affect how NFRC) E3 10/03 Advanced VAV System Design Guideline (Eley) E4 5/03 Integrated Design of Small Commercial

422

Performance of thermal distribution systems in large commercial buildings  

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Performance of thermal distribution systems in large commercial buildings Performance of thermal distribution systems in large commercial buildings Title Performance of thermal distribution systems in large commercial buildings Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-44331 Year of Publication 2002 Authors Xu, Tengfang T., François Rémi Carrié, Darryl J. Dickerhoff, William J. Fisk, Jennifer A. McWilliams, Duo Wang, and Mark P. Modera Journal Energy and Buildings Volume 34 Start Page Chapter Pagination 215-226 Abstract This paper presents major findings of a field study on the performance of five thermal distribution systems in four large commercial buildings. The five systems studied are typical single-duct or dual-duct constant air volume (CAV) systems and variable air volume (VAV) systems, each of which serves an office building or a retail building with floor area over 2,000 m2. The air leakage from ducts are reported in terms of effective leakage area (ELA) at 25 Pa reference pressure, the ASHRAE-defined duct leakage class, and air leakage ratios. The specific ELAs ranged from 0.7 to 12.9 cm2 per m2 of duct surface area, and from 0.1 to 7.7 cm2 per square meter of floor area served. The leakage classes ranged from 34 to 757 for the five systems and systems sections tested. The air leakage ratios are estimated to be up to one-third of the fan- supplied airflow in the constant-air-volume systems. The specific ELAs and leakage classes indicate that air leakage in large commercial duct systems varies significantly from system to system, and from system section to system section even within the same thermal distribution system. The duct systems measured are much leakier than the ductwork specified as "unsealed ducts" by ASHRAE. Energy losses from supply ducts by conduction (including convection and radiation) are found to be significant, on the scale similar to the losses induced by air leakage in the duct systems. The energy losses induced by leakage and conduction suggest that there are significant energy-savings potentials from duct-sealing and insulation practice in large commercial buildings

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Building Technologies Office: Events  

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Webinars Building America Residential Research Better Buildings Alliance Solid-State Lighting Events ICMA 99th Annual Conference September 22-25, 2013 Register Now for the 2013...

424

Thermal Systems Group; Electricity, Resources, & Building Systems Integration (ERBSI) (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

Factsheet developed to describe the activites of the Thermal Systems Group within NREL's Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems Integration center.

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Utilizing Passive Ventilation to Complement HVAC Systems in Enclosed Buildings  

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Utilizing Passive Ventilation to Complement HVAC Systems in Enclosed Buildings Tom Rogg REU Student to assist HVAC has the potential to significantly reduce life cycle cost and energy consumption and electrical system that will tie thermostats to controlled valves in the actual HVAC system. Based on results

Mountziaris, T. J.

426

Scalable Scheduling of Building Control Systems for Peak Demand Reduction  

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is model predictive control (MPC) ([6], [7]). In [6] the authors inves- tigated MPC for thermal energyScalable Scheduling of Building Control Systems for Peak Demand Reduction Truong X. Nghiem, Madhur operation of sub- systems such as heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems

Pappas, George J.

427

Buildings Energy Data Book: 5.5 Thermal Distribution Systems  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

5 5 Typical Commercial Building Thermal Energy Distribution Design Load Intensities (Watts per SF) Distribution System Fans Other Central System Supply Fans Cooling Tower Fan Central System Return Fans Air-Cooled Chiller Condenser Fan 0.6 Terminal Box Fans 0.5 Exhaust Fans (2) Fan-Coil Unit Fans (1) Condenser Fans 0.6 Packaged or Split System Indoor Blower 0.6 Pumps Chilled Water Pump Condenser Water Pump Heating Water Pump Note(s): Source(s): 0.1 - 0.2 0.1 - 0.2 1) Unducted units are lower than those with some ductwork. 2) Strong dependence on building type. BTS/A.D. Little, Energy Consumption Characteristics of Commercial Building HVAC Systems, Volume II:Thermal Distribution, Auxiliary Equipment, and Ventilation, Oct. 1999, Table 3-1, p. 3-6. 0.3 - 1.0 0.1 - 0.3 0.1 - 0.4

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ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual Chapter 8: Air Distribution Systems |  

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8: Air Distribution 8: Air Distribution Systems Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder

429

Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 4; Builders and Buyers Handbook for Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in the Mixed-Humid Climate Climate Regions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This best practices guide is part of a series produced by Building America. The guide book is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in the mixed-humid climate region. The savings are in comparison with the 1993 Model Energy Code. The guide contains chapters for every member of the builder?s team?from the manager to the site planner to the designers, site supervisors, the trades, and marketers. There is also a chapter for homeowners on how to use the book to provide help in selecting a new home or builder.

Baechler, M. C.; Love, P. M.

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An investigation of the feasibility of building a harbor on the West coast of South America using explosive power of nuclear weapons, a preliminary report  

SciTech Connect

There is an interest in discovering the various peace time uses of nuclear explosives. One of the proposals is the building of harbors. There are several ports along the west coast of South America where lighterage is necessary. This implies a need for expanded harbor facilities. The problem is to find a good location for creating a harbor, and the feasibility of accomplishing this with the use of nuclear force. Feasibility includes blast effects, radiation hazards, the number of weapons needed, and economic considerations. Economic considerations include the cost of treating a harbor of sufficient depth and area, the building of harbor facilities, and the estimated savings and advantages of the new harbor. Several meetings were held with naval personnel of the Military Liaison group at UCRL to discuss the general problems of harbors. Thirty-three different ports were given a preliminary investigation.

Zodtner, H. H.

1971-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

431

Building Technologies Office: Residential Building Activities  

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

432

Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software  

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Building Energy Building Energy Optimization Software to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance

433

A Buildings Module for the Stochastic Energy Deployment System  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) is building a new long-range (to 2050) forecasting model for use in budgetary and management applications called the Stochastic Energy Deployment System (SEDS), which explicitly incorporates uncertainty through its development within the Analytica(R) platform of Lumina Decision Systems. SEDS is designed to be a fast running (a few minutes), user-friendly model that analysts can readily run and modify in its entirety through a visual programming interface. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is responsible for implementing the SEDS Buildings Module. The initial Lite version of the module is complete and integrated with a shared code library for modeling demand-side technology choice developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lumina. The module covers both commercial and residential buildings at the U.S. national level using an econometric forecast of floorspace requirement and a model of building stock turnover as the basis for forecasting overall demand for building services. Although the module is fundamentally an engineering-economic model with technology adoption decisions based on cost and energy performance characteristics of competing technologies, it differs from standard energy forecasting models by including considerations of passive building systems, interactions between technologies (such as internal heat gains), and on-site power generation.

Lacommare, Kristina S H; Marnay, Chris; Stadler, Michael; Borgeson, Sam; Coffey, Brian; Komiyama, Ryoichi; Lai, Judy

2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

434

Cladding Attachment Over Thick Exterior Insulating Sheathing (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

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

Cladding Attachment Over Thick Cladding Attachment Over Thick Exterior Insulating Sheathing Project InformatIon: Project name: Cladding Attachment Over Thick Exterior Insulating Sheathing Partners: Building Science Corporation www.buildingscience.com The Dow Chemical Company www.dow.com James Hardie Building Products www.jameshardie.com Building component: Building envelope component application: New and/or retrofit; Single and/or multifamily Year research conducted: 2011 through 2012 applicable climate Zone(s): All The addition of insulation to the exterior of buildings is an effective means of increasing the thermal resistance of wood-framed walls and mass masonry wall assemblies. The location of the insulation on the exterior of the structure has many direct benefits, including better effective R-value from reduced thermal

435

INTERACTION OF A SOLAR SPACE HEATING SYSTEM WITH THE THERMAL BEHAVIOR OF A BUILDING  

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determine the building response to the solar heating system.on building comfort of an active solar heating system wherethe building response to a typical h"ydronic solar heating

Vilmer, Christian

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Integrated Building Energy Systems Design Considering Storage  

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the fact that the off-peak power plant might be coal and substitute "clean" on- peak natural gas plants@lbl.gov Keywords Combined heat and power, CO2 emissions, demand response, electric storage, energy efficiency, heat storage, micro-generation systems, photovoltaic, software, solar thermal systems Abstract The addition

437

Variables optimization of building air conditioning system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A heating and climatizer system based on selective absorption of solar energy by a selective collector. The experimental study shows that the performance of this system depends on several variables: the nature of the colporteur fluid, the flow of the ... Keywords: heating and climatisation, modelation and optimization, solar energy

Marius-Constantin Popescu; Cornelia Aida Bulucea; Gheorghe Manolea; Cristian Vladu

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Building Energy System Performance by Continuous Commissioning  

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The term Continuous Commissioning (CC) was first used by engineers at the Energy Systems Lab (ESL) at Texas A&M University to describe an ongoing process which improves the operation of buildings using measured hourly energy use and environmental data. The first buildings to undergo a continuous commissioning process were in the Texas LoanSTAR program [Liu, et al, 1994, Claridge, et al, 1994]. These buildings had been retrofitted with various energy efficiency improvements, and measured hourly data were available to verify that the retrofits were performing as desired, and to analyze the overall building performance. The ESL engineers, using hourly data, site visits, and ESL-developed software [Liu and Claridge 1995], then worked with the facility engineers to fine-tune the building operation. These efforts were so successful that another 15 to 30% of the annual building energy cost was saved ~ and these were in buildings that supposedly had all cost effective retrofits and operating improvements already implemented [Liu 1996].

Turner, W. D.; Liu, M.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS AND BUILDING ENVELOPE SYSTEMS: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY  

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parameters for typ- ical building envelope constructions,Energy Conservation: Buildings," u. s. Dept. of Commerce,Heated Floor Structures and Buildings Foundation Soils with

Carroll, William L.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Building dependability arguments for software intensive systems  

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A method is introduced for structuring and guiding the development of end-to-end dependability arguments. The goal is to establish high-level requirements of complex software-intensive systems, especially properties that ...

Seater, Robert Morrison

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal System Overview ASHRAE Headquarters Building  

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and a corridor zone on floor 1 · Heating / cooling area for VRF ­ 18,226 sq. ft. ­ All zones on floor 1 (minus: 288.6 kBtu/hr · All zones on floor 2 and a corridor zone on floor 1 · Loads for VRF system ­ Heating,000.0 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Geo HP vs VRF 2010 System Power (kWh) Geo HP VRF #12

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Interaction of lighting, heating, and cooling systems in buildings  

SciTech Connect

The interaction of building lighting and HVAC systems, and the effects on cooling load and lighting system performance, are being evaluated using a full-scale test facility at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The results from a number of test configurations are described, including lighting system efficiency and cooling load due to lighting. The effect of lighting and HVAC system design and operation on performance is evaluated. Design considerations are discussed.

Treado, S.J.; Bean, J.W.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Adapting the building system integration method to portray architectural organizations  

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This thesis primarily deals with the adaptation of a theory from one context and its application in another context. In this case the "building systems integration theory" which has been introduced in the context of buildings, in the book Building Systems Integration Handbook (Rush, 1986), is adapted to the context of architectural organizations. The hypothesis of this research is that "building system integration principles can be applied to architectural business organizations." Building system integration theory defines four fundamental systems within buildings and five levels of integration ranging from unified to remote. It further defines an abstract two dimensional diagrammatic language that is referred to as a "ball diagram" for portraying the system integration within a building. Using the building system as an analogue to organizational structure, I have redefined the five levels of integration in the vocabulary of an organization and formulated seven systems in an organization on the basis of my literature review. I surveyed five prominent architectural firms in Texas (three Matrix organizations, and two Studio organizations) and discussed their project handling methods with their principals in charge, with the intention of investigating the degree of contact between personnel, their meeting patterns, and the reporting structure. This has helped me to identify the levels of integration between systems in each organization and eventually represent the working process of these firms using the diagrammatic language introduced in BSIH. The resulting diagrams, which primarily represent the production/ delivery segment of the organizations, reveal organizational structures during the project cycle as well as certain characteristics of a Matrix or Studio. Due to the limited scope of the survey done initially, some shortcomings were noticed in the diagramming method including the absence of any representation of the client and the user in the diagrams. Despite certain shortcomings owing to the scale of the investigation, it is felt that the diagramming method portrayed here is a novel yet effective idea to represent organizations and the levels of integration between systems in an organization that contributes to the production of a cohesive organizational design theory.

Sinha Ray, Amitava

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Thermal Solar Energy Systems for Space Heating of Buildings  

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In this study, the simulation and the analysis of a solar flat plate collectors combined with a compression heat pump is carried out. The system suggested must ensure the heating of a building without the recourse to an auxiliary energy source in complement of this heating system. The system is used to heat a building using heating floor. The building considered is located in Constantine-East of Algeria (Latitude 36.28 N, Longitude 6.62 E, Altitude 689m). For the calculation, the month of February was chosen, which is considered as the coldest month according to the weather data of Constantine. The performances of this system were compared to the performances of the traditional solar heating system using solar collectors and an auxiliary heating load to compensate the deficit. In this case a traditional solar heating system having the same characteristics with regard to the solar collecting area and the volume of storage tank is used. It can be concluded that the space heating system using a solar energy combined with heat pump improve the thermal performance of the heat pump and the global system. The performances of the heating system combining heat pump and solar collectors are higher than that of solar heating system with solar collectors and storage tank. The heat pump assisted by solar energy can contribute to the conservation of conventional energy and can be competitive with the traditional systems of heating.

Gomri, R.; Boulkamh, M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings  

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

, 2011 , 2011 Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings Welcome to the Webinar! We will start at 2:00 PM Eastern Time Be sure that you are also dialed into the telephone conference call: Dial-in number: 888-324-9601; Pass code: 5551971 Download the presentation at: www.buildingamerica.gov/meetings.html Building Technologies Program eere.energy.gov Building America: Introduction November 1, 2011 Cheryn Engebrecht Cheryn.engebrecht@nrel.gov Building Technologies Program Building Technologies Program eere.energy.gov * Reduce energy use in new and existing residential buildings * Promote building science and systems engineering / integration approach * "Do no harm": Ensure safety, health and durability are maintained or improved * Accelerate adoption of high performance technologies

446

Energy-Efficient Building HVAC Control Using Hybrid System LBMPC  

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Improving the energy-efficiency of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems has the potential to realize large economic and societal benefits. This paper concerns the system identification of a hybrid system model of a building-wide HVAC system and its subsequent control using a hybrid system formulation of learning-based model predictive control (LBMPC). Here, the learning refers to model updates to the hybrid system model that incorporate the heating effects due to occupancy, solar effects, outside air temperature (OAT), and equipment, in addition to integrator dynamics inherently present in low-level control. Though we make significant modeling simplifications, our corresponding controller that uses this model is able to experimentally achieve a large reduction in energy usage without any degradations in occupant comfort. It is in this way that we justify the modeling simplifications that we have made. We conclude by presenting results from experiments on our building HVAC testbed, which s...

Aswani, Anil; Taneja, Jay; Krioukov, Andrew; Culler, David; Tomlin, Claire

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Co-Simulation of Building Energy and Control Systems with the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed  

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This article describes the implementation of the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB). The BCVTB is a software environment that allows connecting different simulation programs to exchange data during the time integration, and that allows conducting hardware in the loop simulation. The software architecture is a modular design based on Ptolemy II, a software environment for design and analysis of heterogeneous systems. Ptolemy II provides a graphical model building environment, synchronizes the exchanged data and visualizes the system evolution during run-time. The BCVTB provides additions to Ptolemy II that allow the run-time coupling of different simulation programs for data exchange, including EnergyPlus, MATLAB, Simulink and the Modelica modelling and simulation environment Dymola. The additions also allow executing system commands, such as a script that executes a Radiance simulation. In this article, the software architecture is presented and the mathematical model used to implement the co-simulation is discussed. The simulation program interface that the BCVTB provides is explained. The article concludes by presenting applications in which different state of the art simulation programs are linked for run-time data exchange. This link allows the use of the simulation program that is best suited for the particular problem to model building heat transfer, HVAC system dynamics and control algorithms, and to compute a solution to the coupled problem using co-simulation.

Wetter, Michael

2010-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

448

Optimization for the Chilled Water System of HVAC Systems in an Intelligent Building  

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The energy saving issue of chilled water system in an intelligent building is analyzed from the systematic point of view and an optimum scheduling scheme which can save energy of the system facilities and satisfy the constraints of the real time cold ... Keywords: genetic algorithm, intelligent building, systematic energy saving, chilled water system, optimal scheduling

Ming-hai Li; Qing-chang Ren

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

A System Level Model of Possible Integration of Building Management System in SmartGrid  

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Building Management Systems (BMS) could be seen as a kind of module inside wider SmartGrid system. The incorporation of BMS must consider both technical as well as commercial issues. Hence, the efficient integration will require standards' harmonization ... Keywords: Building Management System, SmartGrid, HVAC, UML

Slobodan Lukovic; Velimir Congradac; Filip Kulic

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

PREDICTING THE TIME RESPONSE OF A BUILDING UNDER HEAT INPUT CONDITIONS FOR ACTIVE SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS  

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solar space heating system with heat input and building loadBUILDING UNDER HEAT INPUT CONDITIONS FOR ACTIVE SOLAR HEATINGBUILDING UNDER HEAT INPUT CONDITIONS FOR ACTIVE SOLAR HEATING

Warren, Mashuri L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Co-simulation of building energy and control systems with the...  

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452

Integrated envelope and lighting systems for commercial buildings: a retrospective  

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Daylighting systems in use world-wide rarely capture the energy-savings predicted by simulation tools and that we believe are achievable in real buildings. One of the primary reasons for this is that window and lighting systems are not designed and operated as an integrated system. Our efforts over the last five years have been targeted toward (1) development and testing of new prototype systems that involve a higher degree of systems integration than has been typical in the past, and (2) addressing current design and technological barriers that are often missed with component-oriented research. We summarize the results from this body of cross-disciplinary research and discuss its effects on the existing and future practice of daylighting in commercial buildings.

Lee, Eleanor S.; Selkowitz, Stephen E.

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar...  

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

Slides from the Building America webinar on November 30, 2011. webinarhybridinsulation20111130.pdf...

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Evaluation of a Multifamily Retrofit in Climate Zone 5, Boulder, Colorado (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

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

Evaluation of a Multifamily Evaluation of a Multifamily Retrofit in Climate Zone 5 Boulder, Colorado PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Evaluation of a Low-Rise Multifamily Retrofit in Boulder, CO Location: Boulder, CO Consortium of Advanced Residential Buildings www.carb-swa.com Building Component: Building envelope, lighting, appliances, water conservation Application: Retrofit Years Tested: 2012 Applicable Climate Zone(s): Cold, very cold PERFORMANCE DATA Cost of Energy Efficiency Measure (including labor): $3,300-$6,100 per unit with total complex cost estimate of ~$150,000 Projected Energy Savings: 27%-41% depending on unit location/orientation Projected Energy Cost Savings: $154-$304 utility savings per year In 2009, a 37-unit apartment complex located in Boulder, Colorado, underwent

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Predicting Envelope Leakage in Attached Dwellings (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

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

Predicting Envelope Leakage Predicting Envelope Leakage in Attached Dwellings PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Predicting Envelope Leakage in Attached Dwellings Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings www.carb-swa.com Building Component: Building Envelope Application: New and retrofit; Multi-family Year Tested: 2013 Applicable Climate Zone(s): All POTENTIAl BENEFITs Requires substantially fewer resources in the field-equipment, personnel, and time Does not require simultaneous access to multiple housing units-extremely difficult in occupied housing Provides a more appropriate assessment of envelope leakage and the potential energy benefits of air sealing than the commonly used total leakage test The most common method of measuring air leakage is to perform single (or solo) blower do