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Building Envelope Research | Department of Energy  

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

Building Envelope Research Building Envelope Research Building Envelope Research The Emerging Technology team conducts research into technologies and processes related to the building envelope. The goal of these efforts is to help reduce the amount of energy used in the building envelope by 20% compared to 2010 levels. By partnering with industry, researchers, and other stakeholders, the Department of Energy acts as a catalyst in developing new materials, coatings, and systems designed to improve energy efficiency. Research in building envelope technologies includes: Foundations Insulation Roofing and Attics Walls Foundations Photo of the concrete foundation of a building that's under construction. Building foundation insulation systems can help improve energy efficiency, but are affected by variables that can be hard to detect, such moisture.

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

SciTech Connect

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

SciTech Connect

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

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Building Technologies Office: Building Envelope Technologies...  

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energy efficiency. Research in building envelope technologies includes: Foundations Insulation Roofing and Attics Walls Foundations Photo of the concrete foundation of a building...

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Building Envelopes | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Envelope Envelope SHARE Building Envelopes MFEL.jpg The building envelope-the materials that separate the indoor and outdoor environments-primarily determines the amount of energy required to heat, cool, and ventilate a building. The envelope also can significantly influence energy needs in areas accessible to sunlight. To cost-effectively improve the energy efficiency, moisture-durability, and environmental sustainability of building envelopes, ORNL is exploring new and emerging materials, components, and systems as well as the fundamentals of heat, air, and moisture transfer. Research is also focused on multifunctional solutions where the envelope serves as a filter that selectively accepts or rejects solar radiation and outdoor air, depending on the need for heating, cooling, ventilation, and lighting.

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Heat Recovery in Building Envelopes  

SciTech Connect

Infiltration has traditionally been assumed to contribute to the energy load of a building by an amount equal to the product of the infiltration flow rate and the enthalpy difference between inside and outside. Application of such a simple formula may produce an unreasonably high contribution because of heat recovery within the building envelope. Previous laboratory and simulation research has indicated that such heat transfer between the infiltrating air and walls may be substantial. In this study, Computational Fluid Dynamics was used to simulate sensible heat transfer in typical envelope constructions. The results show that the traditional method may over-predict the infiltration energy load by up to 95 percent at low leakage rates. A simplified physical model has been developed and used to predict the infiltration heat recovery based on the Peclet number of the flow and the fraction of the building envelope active in infiltration heat recovery.

Sherman, Max H.; Walker, Iain S.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Researching Complex Heat, Air and Moisture Interactions for a Wide-Range of Building Envelope Systems and Environmental Loads  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document serves as the final report documenting work completed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Fraunhofer Institute in Building Physics (Holzkirchen, Germany) under an international CRADA No. 0575 with Fraunhofer Institute of Bauphysics of the Federal Republic of Germany for Researching Complex Heat, Air and Moisture Interactions for a Wide Range of Building Envelope Systems and Environmental Loads. This CRADA required a multi-faceted approach to building envelope research that included a moisture engineering approach by blending extensive material property analysis, laboratory system and sub-system thermal and moisture testing, and advanced moisture analysis prediction performance. The Participant's Institute for Building physics (IBP) and the Contractor's Buildings Technology Center (BTC) identified potential research projects and activities capable of accelerating and advancing the development of innovative, low energy and durable building envelope systems in diverse climates. This allowed a major leverage of the limited resources available to ORNL to execute the required Department of Energy (DOE) directives in the area of moisture engineering. A joint working group (ORNL and Fraunhofer IBP) was assembled and a research plan was executed from May 2000 to May 2005. A number of key deliverables were produced such as adoption of North American loading into the WUFI-software. in addition the ORNL Weather File Analyzer was created and this has been used to address environmental loading for a variety of US climates. At least 4 papers have been co-written with the CRADA partners, and a chapter in the ASTM Manual 40 on Moisture Analysis and Condensation Control. All deliverables and goals were met and exceeded making this collaboration a success to all parties involves.

Karagiozis, A.N.

2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy and building envelope  

SciTech Connect

This book presents the papers given at a conference on building thermal insulation, energy efficiency, and solar architecture. Topics considered at the conference include thermal comfort, heating loads, the air change rate in residential buildings, core-insulated external walls, passive solar options, cooling loads, daylighting, solar gain, the energy transmittance of glazings, heat storage units in phase change materials, heat transfer through windows, and rock bed heat storage for solar heating systems.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat recovery in building envelopes  

SciTech Connect

Infiltration has traditionally been assumed to contribute to the energy load of a building by an amount equal to the product of the infiltration flow rate and the enthalpy difference between inside and outside. Some studies have indicated that application of such a simple formula may produce an unreasonably high contribution because of heat recovery within the building envelope. The major objective of this study was to provide an improved prediction of the energy load due to infiltration by introducing a correction factor that multiplies the expression for the conventional load. This paper discusses simplified analytical modeling and CFD simulations that examine infiltration heat recovery (IHR) in an attempt to quantify the magnitude of this effect for typical building envelopes. For comparison, we will also briefly examine the results of some full-scale field measurements of IHR based on infiltration rates and energy use in real buildings. The results of this work showed that for houses with insulated walls the heat recovery is negligible due to the small fraction of the envelope that participates in heat exchange with the infiltrating air. However; there is the potential for IHR to have a significant effect for higher participation dynamic walls/ceilings or uninsulated walls. This result implies that the existing methods for evaluating infiltration related building loads provide adequate results for typical buildings.

Walker, Iain S.; Sherman, Max H.

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Envelope Requirements Overview Page 3-1 3 Building Envelope Requirements  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. For the building envelope, field verification and diagnostic testing procedures exist for insulation qualityBuilding Envelope Requirements ­ Overview Page 3-1 3 Building Envelope Requirements The building. The principal components of heating loads are building envelope infiltration as well as conduction losses

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Building Envelope Renovations | Department of Energy  

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

Envelope Renovations Envelope Renovations Building Envelope Renovations October 16, 2013 - 4:51pm Addthis Renewable Energy Options for Building Envelope Renovations Daylighting Photovoltaics Solar Ventilation Air Preheating When renovating any part of the building envelope, such as the façade and windows, energy efficiency is a prime concern, but renewable energy technologies may also be options. In general, the economics of renewable energy are less favorable with building envelope renovations than with other types such as roof; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); plumbing; or lighting. As with all renovations, the renewable energy additions should be considered in the planning stage of the design process to maximize any potential benefits and reduce costs. Façade

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Soiling of building envelope surfaces and its effect on solar...  

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Soiling of building envelope surfaces and its effect on solar reflectance-Part I: Analysis of roofing product databases Title Soiling of building envelope surfaces and its effect...

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Modeling pollutant penetration across building envelopes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

flows into buildings pass through insulation rather thanbuildings depends substantially on whether or not a large portion o f the airflow passes through fiberglass insulationbuilding envelope. W e considered three wall cavity configurations: uninsulated (Figure 3a), filled with insulation (

Liu, De-Ling

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Appliances Research  

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Appliances Research to Appliances Research to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Appliances Research on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Appliances Research on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Appliances Research on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Appliances Research on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Appliances Research on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Appliances Research on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research Windows, Skylights, & Doors Research Space Heating & Cooling Research Water Heating Research Lighting Research Sensors & Controls Research Energy Efficient Buildings Hub Building Energy Modeling

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Analysis of Building Envelope Construction in 2003 CBECS  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this analysis is to determine "typical" building envelope characteristics for buildings built after 1980. We address three envelope components in this paper - roofs, walls, and window area. These typical building envelope characteristics were used in the development of DOEs Reference Buildings .

Winiarski, David W.; Halverson, Mark A.; Jiang, Wei

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ozone Reductions Using Residential Building Envelopes  

SciTech Connect

Ozone is an air pollutant with that can have significant health effects and a significant source of ozone in some regions of California is outdoor air. Because people spend the vast majority of their time indoors, reduction in indoor levels of ozone could lead to improved health for many California residents. Ozone is removed from indoor air by surface reactions and can also be filtered by building envelopes. The magnitude of the envelope impact depends on the specific building materials that the air flows over and the geometry of the air flow paths through the envelope that can be changes by mechanical ventilation operation. The 2008 Residential Building Standards in California include minimum requirements for mechanical ventilation by referencing ASHRAE Standard 62.2. This study examines the changes in indoor ozone depending on the mechanical ventilation system selected to meet these requirements. This study used detailed simulations of ventilation in a house to examine the impacts of different ventilation systems on indoor ozone concentrations. The simulation results showed that staying indoors reduces exposure to ozone by 80percent to 90percent, that exhaust ventilation systems lead to lower indoor ozone concentrations, that opening of windows should be avoided at times of high outdoor ozone, and that changing the time at which mechanical ventilation occurs has the ability to halve exposure to ozone. Future work should focus on the products of ozone reactions in the building envelope and the fate of these products with respect to indoor exposures.

Walker, Iain S.; Sherman, Max; Nazaroff, William W.

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat recovery in building envelopes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Heating Research Facility (AHHRF) located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The house is of standard wood

Walker, Iain S.; Sherman, Max H.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004 -- Building Envelope Requirements | Building  

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Building Envelope Requirements Building Envelope Requirements This course provides an overview of the building envelope requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004. Estimated Length: 60 minutes Presenters: John Hogan, City of Seattle Original Webcast Date: Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 13:00 CEUs Offered: 1.0 AIA/CES LU (HSW); .10 CEUs towards ICC renewal certification. Course Type: Video Downloads: Presentation Slides Video Watch on YouTube Visit the BECP Online Training Center for instructions on how to obtain a certificate of completion. Building Type: Commercial Focus: Compliance Code Version: ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004 Target Audience: Architect/Designer Builder Code Official Contractor Engineer State Official Contacts Web Site Policies U.S. Department of Energy USA.gov Last Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 16:04

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Experimental Method to Determine the Energy Envelope Performance of Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In France, buildings represent 40% of the annual energy consumption. This sector represents an important stack to achieve the objective of reducing by 4 the greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Knowledge of construction techniques and the use of equipments are the main keys to realize low energy buildings. To achieve this aim, we monitored 24 experimental buildings. In order to evaluate these experimental buildings we compare the monitored energy performance to the predicted energy performance and explain the differences between both performances. Therefore, we developed an in-situ method to determine the thermal envelope performance of buildings (Ubuilding). The buildings are monitored in order to know the followings inputs: Occupancy rate; Heat supply; Solar supply; Ventilation and airflow losses; Distributions losses. The aim of this paper is to present the developed method and monitoring protocol. In order to validate the proposed experimental approach, we will present applications on different monitoring buildings in context of the project PREBAT (Research Program on Building's Evaluation).

Berger, J.; Tasca-Guernouti, S. T.; Humbert, M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Envelope Research for Factory-Built Housing  

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

December 14, 2011 December 14, 2011 Advanced Envelope Research for Factory-Built Housing Download the presentation at: www.buildingamerica.gov/meetings.html Building Technologies Program eere.energy.gov Building America: Introduction December 14. 2011 Mike Gestwick Michael.Gestwick@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 www.buildingamerica.gov Introduction to Building America Building Technologies Program eere.energy.gov Building America Industry Consortia

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Webinar: Introduction to Pre-engineered Metal Building Envelope  

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

Webinar: Introduction to Pre-engineered Metal Building Envelope Webinar: Introduction to Pre-engineered Metal Building Envelope Commissioning Webinar: Introduction to Pre-engineered Metal Building Envelope Commissioning November 22, 2013 1:00PM EST The metal building industry produces more than 50% of all new low-rise nonresidential construction in the United States. These buildings serve many different end uses, including commercial, industrial, institutional, and educational applications. In this introduction to commissioning for building envelopes, participants will learn about the benefits of pre-engineered metal building envelope commissioning, stakeholders and participants, current guidelines and standards related to commissioning and envelope-specific commissioning tests. The information in this webinar will also be widely applicable to

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THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS AND BUILDING ENVELOPE SYSTEMS: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

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Soiling of building envelope surfaces and its effect on solar...  

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

surfaces and its effect on solar reflectance - Part II: Development of an accelerated aging method for roofing materials Title Soiling of building envelope surfaces and its...

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ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 -- Building Envelope Requirements ...  

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

Requirements This course provides an overview of the building envelope requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007. Estimated Length: 1 hour, 4 minutes Presenters: John Hogan, City...

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Building Technologies Office: Water Heating Research  

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Water Heating Research Water Heating Research to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Water Heating Research on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Water Heating Research on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Water Heating Research on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Water Heating Research on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Water Heating Research on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Water Heating Research on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research Windows, Skylights, & Doors Research Space Heating & Cooling Research Water Heating Research Lighting Research Sensors & Controls Research Energy Efficient Buildings Hub

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Building Technologies Office: Nanolubricants Research Project  

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Nanolubricants Research Nanolubricants Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Nanolubricants Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Nanolubricants Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Nanolubricants Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Nanolubricants Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Nanolubricants Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Nanolubricants Research Project on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research Windows, Skylights, & Doors Research Space Heating & Cooling Research Water Heating Research Lighting Research

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New and Underutilized Building Envelope Technologies | Department of Energy  

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

New and Underutilized Building Envelope Technologies New and Underutilized Building Envelope Technologies New and Underutilized Building Envelope Technologies October 8, 2013 - 2:45pm Addthis The following building envelope technologies are underutilized within the Federal sector. These technologies have been identified by FEMP as the most promising for Federal agency deployment. Review each technology for potential facility energy savings. Additional information is available by clicking on the individual technology, including technology application, key factors and considerations for deployment, and points of contact. Technology Benefits Application Weighted Score High R-Value Windows Highly insulated windows triple pane R5 or greater (U value 0.22 and lower) windows Appropriate for deployment within most building categories. These windows should be considered in building design, renovation, or during window replacement projects. 65

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Building Technologies Office: Sensors and Controls Research  

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Sensors and Controls Sensors and Controls Research to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Sensors and Controls Research on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Sensors and Controls Research on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Sensors and Controls Research on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Sensors and Controls Research on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Sensors and Controls Research on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Sensors and Controls Research on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research Windows, Skylights, & Doors Research Space Heating & Cooling Research Water Heating Research Lighting Research

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AEDG Recommendations -- Envelope Overview | Building Energy Codes...  

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provides an overview of the envelope recommendations provided in the ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides (30% Series). Estimated Length: 1 hour, 2 minutes Presenters: John...

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Solar Correction Factors of Building Envelope in Tebei  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Tebei has very rich solar energy in China and needs heating in winter,but the present energy building design code has no solar correction factor for the overall heat transfer coefficient of building envelope for Tebei. Based on the typical year weather data, this paper compares the solar energy of a typical city, Lassa, in Tebei with that of another city that has the same degree-days of heating period, calculates the heating energy for the building, and proposes the solar correction factors for an overall heat transfer coefficient of building envelope in Tebei.

Wang, D.; Tang, M.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New tools for the analysis and design of building envelopes  

SciTech Connect

We describe the integrated development of PowerDOE, a new version of the DOE-2 building energy analysis program, and the Building Design Advisor (BDA), a multimedia-based design tool that assists building designers with the concurrent consideration of multiple design solutions with respect to multiple design criteria. PowerDOE has a windows-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) that makes it easier to use than DOE-2, while retaining DOE-2`s calculation power and accuracy. BDA, with a similar GUI, is designed to link to multiple analytical models and databases. In its first release it is linked to PowerDOE and a Daylighting Analysis Module, as well as to a Case Studies Database and a Schematic Graphic Editor. These allow building designers to set performance goals and address key building envelope parameters from the initial, schematic phases of building design to the detailed specification of building components and systems required by PowerDOE. The consideration of the thermal performance of building envelopes through PowerDOE and BDA is integrated with non-thermal envelope performance aspects, such as daylighting, as well as with the performance of non-envelope building components and systems, such as electric lighting and HVAC. Future versions of BDA will support links to CAD and electronic product catalogs, as well as provide context-dependent design advice to improve performance.

Papamichael, K.; Winkelmann, F.C.; Buhl, W.F.; Chauvet, H. [and others

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integration of building envelope and services via control technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The last decade offered the foundation of several seminal concepts, which although natively composite and complex, amply demonstrate the potential of 21st century technology to affect important societal trends. Among notable candidates, the convergence ... Keywords: A/V ratio, EIB- KONNEX technology, bioclimatic architecture, bits, building envelope, building facades, bytes, communication protocols, control technologies, data telegram, integration, power line technology, services

Chris J. Koinakis; John K. Sakellaris

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soiling of building envelope surfaces and its effect on solar  

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Soiling of building envelope surfaces and its effect on solar Soiling of building envelope surfaces and its effect on solar reflectance-Part I: Analysis of roofing product databases Title Soiling of building envelope surfaces and its effect on solar reflectance-Part I: Analysis of roofing product databases Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2011 Authors Sleiman, Mohamad, George Ban-Weiss, Haley E. Gilbert, David François, Paul Berdahl, Thomas W. Kirchstetter, Hugo Destaillats, and Ronnen M. Levinson Journal Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells Volume 95 Pagination 3385-3399 Date Published 10/2011 ISSN 0927-0248 Keywords Advanced Surfaces, building technology and urban systems department, Heat Island, Heat Island Group URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2011.08.002 DOI 10.1016/j.solmat.2011.08.002

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Solar Technologies and the Building Envelope  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advances in on-site renewable energy technology have brought the concept of zero-energy buildings within reach. Many single-story residential and commercial buildings have enough favorably oriented roof area to make achieving zero energy technically feasible, assuming no major solar obstructions exist and that energy efficiency has been aggressively implemented in the building design. As the number of stories increases, the potential to have a zero-energy building within the building's footprint decreases. As efficiencies of photovoltaic (PV) cells increase, the potential to have zero-energy buildings increases.

Torcellini, P. A.; Pless, S. D.; Judkoff, R.; Crawley, D.

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Envelope and HVAC FOA Selection Projects  

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

cold climate commercial heat pump system. The system will reduce annual electricity use for commercial building space heating in cold climates by at least 25 percent....

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Enhancing Residential Building Operation through its Envelope  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this study heat loss is evaluated with the modeling software of Iranian Construction Engineering Organization, for both with and without insulation in the building. Of course the evaluation is in accordance with the laws of this organization, which support environmental and constructional matters. Also the amounts of energy consumption for these two states are compared and a substantial economy of energy consumption is presented. Eventually, results represent that 32% in heat load and 25% in cooling load of the building can be economized. And also most energy loss is related to the windows and the roof of the building.

Vazifeshenas, Y.; Sajjadi, H.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STATE OF CALIFORNIA BUILDING ENVELOPE SEALING  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

per minute (cfm) at 50 pascals for the dwelling with air distribution registers unsealed. SLA = 3.819 x (CFM50H / Conditioned Floor Area in ft2 ) per Residential ACM Manual Equation R3-16 Building and ventilation air and vented in accordance with manufacturers' installation instructions and all applicable

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Advances in Understanding Durability of the Building Envelope | ornl.gov  

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Advances in Understanding Durability of the Building Envelope: ORNL Advances in Understanding Durability of the Building Envelope: ORNL Research November 22, 2013 Figure 1. Installed wall site location in Syracuse, New York. Test walls were examined to determine the impact of increased airtightness, indoor moisture sources, the moisture capacity of materials in the wall cavity, the thermal resistance of continuous exterior insulation, and the amount of winter solar radiation. Photo courtesy Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Moisture, and its accompanying outriders - things like mold, corrosion, freeze damage, and decay - present powerful threats to the durability and long-term performance of a building envelope. Miscalculating the impact of environmental factors like rain, solar radiation, temperature, humidity, and indoor sources of moisture can cause significant damage to many types

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NREL: Buildings Research - Residential Buildings Research Staff  

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Residential Buildings Research Staff Residential Buildings Research Staff Members of the Residential Buildings research staff have backgrounds in architectural, civil, electrical, environmental, and mechanical engineering, as well as environmental design and physics. Ren Anderson Dennis Barley Chuck Booten Jay Burch Sean Casey Craig Christensen Dane Christensen Lieko Earle Cheryn Engebrecht Mike Gestwick Mike Heaney Scott Horowitz Kate Hudon Xin Jin Noel Merket Tim Merrigan David Roberts Joseph Robertson Stacey Rothgeb Bethany Sparn Paulo Cesar Tabares-Velasco Jeff Tomerlin Jon Winkler Jason Woods Support Staff Marcia Fratello Kristy Usnick Photo of Ren Anderson Ren Anderson, Ph.D., Manager, Residential Research Group ren.anderson@nrel.gov Research Focus: Evaluating the whole building benefits of emerging building energy

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Field Testing of Nano-PCM Enhanced Building Envelope Components  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy s (DOE) Building Technologies Program s goal of developing high-performance, energy efficient buildings will require more cost-effective, durable, energy efficient building envelopes. Forty-eight percent of the residential end-use energy consumption is spent on space heating and air conditioning. Reducing envelope-generated heating and cooling loads through application of phase change material (PCM)-enhanced envelope components can facilitate maximizing the energy efficiency of buildings. Field-testing of prototype envelope components is an important step in estimating their energy benefits. An innovative phase change material (nano-PCM) was developed with PCM encapsulated with expanded graphite (interconnected) nanosheets, which is highly conducive for enhanced thermal storage and energy distribution, and is shape-stable for convenient incorporation into lightweight building components. During 2012, two test walls with cellulose cavity insulation and prototype PCM-enhanced interior wallboards were installed in a natural exposure test (NET) facility at Charleston, SC. The first test wall was divided into four sections, which were separated by wood studs and thin layers of foam insulation. Two sections contained nano-PCM-enhanced wallboards: one was a three-layer structure, in which nano-PCM was sandwiched between two gypsum boards, and the other one had PCM dispersed homogeneously throughout graphite nanosheets-enhanced gypsum board. The second test wall also contained two sections with interior PCM wallboards; one contained nano-PCM dispersed homogeneously in gypsum and the other was gypsum board containing a commercial microencapsulated PCM (MEPCM) for comparison. Each test wall contained a section covered with gypsum board on the interior side, which served as control or a baseline for evaluation of the PCM wallboards. The walls were instrumented with arrays of thermocouples and heat flux transducers. Further, numerical modeling of the walls containing the nano-PCM wallboards were performed to determine their actual impact on wall-generated heating and cooling loads. The models were first validated using field data, and then used to perform annual simulations using Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) weather data. This article presents the measured performance and numerical analysis to evaluate the energy-saving potential of the nano-PCM-enhanced building components.

Biswas, Kaushik [ORNL; Childs, Phillip W [ORNL; Atchley, Jerald Allen [ORNL

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Windows, Skylights, and Doors Research  

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Windows, Skylights, and Windows, Skylights, and Doors Research to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Windows, Skylights, and Doors Research on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Windows, Skylights, and Doors Research on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Windows, Skylights, and Doors Research on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Windows, Skylights, and Doors Research on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Windows, Skylights, and Doors Research on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Windows, Skylights, and Doors Research on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research Windows, Skylights, & Doors Research Space Heating & Cooling Research

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NREL: Buildings Research - Publications  

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Publications Publications NREL publishes a variety of documents related to its research, including technical reports, brochures, and presentations. Read the information below to find out how to find a publication about buildings research at NREL. Accessing Research Papers Buildings Technical Highlights Research Papers - Commercial Research Papers - Residential Accessing Buildings Research Documents Documents produced by NREL related to buildings technologies may be accessed online in several different ways. National Renewable Energy Laboratory Publications Database The NREL Publications Database covers building technology documents written or edited by NREL staff and subcontractors from 1977 to the present. The database includes technical reports as well as outreach publications such

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Building Technologies Office: Vacuum Insulation Panels Research Project  

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Vacuum Insulation Vacuum Insulation Panels Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Vacuum Insulation Panels Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Vacuum Insulation Panels Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Vacuum Insulation Panels Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Vacuum Insulation Panels Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Vacuum Insulation Panels Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Vacuum Insulation Panels Research Project on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research Windows, Skylights, & Doors Research

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NREL: Buildings Research - Facilities  

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Facilities Facilities NREL provides industry, government, and university researchers with access to state-of-the-art and unique equipment for analyzing a wide spectrum of building energy efficiency technologies and innovations. NREL engineers and researchers work closely with industry partners to research and develop advanced technologies. NREL's existing facilities have been used to test and develop many award-winning building technologies and innovations that deliver significant energy savings in buildings, and the new facilities further extend those capabilities. In addition, the NREL campus includes living laboratories, buildings that researchers and other NREL staff use every day. Researchers monitor real-time building performance data in these facilities to study energy use

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Thermal Integrity Assessment of Building Envelopes of Experimental Houses Using Infrared Thermography  

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Zero Energy Building Research Alliance, or ZEBRAlliance, is a joint DOE-ORNL-construction industry initiative to develop and demonstrate new energy efficiency technologies for residential buildings, as well as fine-tune and integrate existing technologies, to lower energy costs. Construction of residential envelopes, the diaphragms that separate the inside from outdoors, can have enormous impact on whole-building energy usage. Consequently, post-construction thermal integrity assessment of the building envelopes in the experimental ZEBRAlliance homes is an integral part of the research and development cycle. Nondestructive infrared (IR) thermography provides a relatively easy and quick means of inspecting the experimental homes for thermal bridging, insulation imperfections, moisture penetration, air leakage, etc. Two experimental homes located in Oak Ridge, TN were inspected using IR thermography. The homes are designed with two different envelope systems: (i) Structural Insulated Panels (SIP home) consisting of an insulating foam core sandwiched between oriented strand boards, and (ii) Optimal Value Framing (OVF home) using innovatively spaced wood studs, which are designed to minimize the amount of wood framing, reduce thermal bridging, and lower material costs. IR thermal imaging was performed from both outside and inside of the homes. In this paper, IR images of roof and wall sections of the homes are presented and discussed with respect to identification of areas of thermal bridging and any insulation deficiencies.

Biswas, Kaushik [ORNL; Kosny, Jan [ORNL; Miller, William A [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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 Technologies Office: HVAC Optimized Heat Exchangers Research  

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Optimized Heat Optimized Heat Exchangers Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: HVAC Optimized Heat Exchangers Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: HVAC Optimized Heat Exchangers Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: HVAC Optimized Heat Exchangers Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: HVAC Optimized Heat Exchangers Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: HVAC Optimized Heat Exchangers Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: HVAC Optimized Heat Exchangers Research Project on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research

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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 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 Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research  

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to someone by E-mail to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities 179d Tax Calculator Advanced Energy Design Guides Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Buildings Performance Database Data Centers Energy Asset Score Energy Modeling Software Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership

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NREL: Buildings Research - Commercial Buildings Research Staff  

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Commercial Buildings Research Staff Commercial Buildings Research Staff Members of the Commercial Buildings research staff have backgrounds in architectural, civil, electrical, environmental, and mechanical engineering, as well as computer science, physics, and chemistry. Brian Ball Kyle Benne Eric Bonnema Larry Brackney Alberta Carpenter Michael Deru Ian Doebber Kristin Field Katherine Fleming David Goldwasser Luigi Gentile Polese Brent Griffith Rob Guglielmetti Elaine Hale Bob Hendron Lesley Herrmann Adam Hirsch Eric Kozubal Feitau Kung Rois Langner Matt Leach Nicholas Long Daniel Macumber James Page Andrew Parker Shanti Pless Jennifer Scheib Marjorie Schott Michael Sheppy Greg Stark Justin Stein Daniel Studer Alex Swindler Paul Torcellini Evan Weaver Photo of Brian Ball Brian Ball, Ph.D., Senior Engineer brian.ball@nrel.gov

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Commercial Envelope Requirements of the 2009 IECC | Building Energy Codes  

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9 IECC 9 IECC This training provides an overview of the commercial envelope requirements of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code. Estimated Length: 56 minutes Presenters: Eric Makela, Britt/Makela Group Original Webcast Date: Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 13:00 CEUs Offered: 1.0 AIA/CES LU (HSW); .10 CEUs towards ICC renewal certification. Course Type: Video Downloads: Video Transcript Presentation Slides Video Watch on YouTube Visit the BECP Online Training Center for instructions on how to obtain a certificate of completion. Building Type: Commercial Focus: Compliance Code Version: 2009 IECC Target Audience: Architect/Designer Builder Code Official Contractor Engineer State Official Contacts Web Site Policies U.S. Department of Energy USA.gov Last Updated: Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 15:52

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Regionalism and the design of low-rise building envelope systems  

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This investigation proposes the use of a three-pronged approach to evaluating building envelopes for low-rise affordable housing in urban contexts: construction cost estimating, building performance modeling, and cradle ...

Tapia, Jason W. (Jason Wilfredo)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model for Naturally Ventilated Cavities on the Exteriors of Opaque Building Thermal Envelopes  

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This paper describes a model for naturally ventilated cavities on the exterior of opaque building thermal envelopes that are formed by the presence of a lightweight baffle. The model can be used for building components that are slightly detached from the main envelope (but do not connect to the interior).

Griffith, B.

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal performance of the exterior envelopes of buildings IV  

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The purpose of this conference was to present for discussion the latest research from industrial, academic, and government laboratories on issues that will reduce energy consumption by improving the design and construction of buildings. The primary topics covered in the 15 sessions were Hot Climates, Daylighting, Walls/Roofs, Reflective Systems, Standards/Codes, Fenestration, Infiltration/Ventilation, Moisture, Whole Buildings, and Foundations. Abstracts were prepared for the 63 papers. (SC)

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1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commissioning twin houses for assessing the performance of energy conserving technologies," Performance of Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings VIII Integration of Building Envelopes  

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this paper is published in / Une version de ce document se trouve dans: Proceedings for Performance of Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings VIII: Integration of Building Envelopes, Dec. 2-7, 2001, Clearwater Beach, Florida, pp. 1-10 www.nrc.ca/irc/ircpubs NRCC-44995 assess the energy performance of new and innovative energy efficient materials and components for houses. The two research houses are identical energy efficient houses typical of tract-built models available on the local housing market. They also feature identical simulated occupancies based on home-automation technologies and are monitored for energy performance and thermal comfort. The simulated occupancy controls turn on and off major appliances, lighting and equipment. The houses were commissioned in the winter and spring of 1999, and benchmarked in the next heating season. This paper records the energy features of the houses and commissioning results. With the benefit of detailed monitoring of energy systems in both houses, many of the anomalies in component operation and controls were found and fixed. These anomalies could easily go undetected in regular houses

M. C. Moussa; H. March; Michael C. Swinton; Michael C. Swinton; Member Of Ashrae; Member Of Ashrae; Hussein Moussa; Hussein Moussa; Roger G. March; Roger G. March

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using infrared thermography for the study of heat transfer through building envelope components  

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Heat transfer through building envelope components is typically characterized by one number, the conductance. Such a characterization is best suited for homogeneous samples since it does not quantify or illustrate spatial variations within a sample. However, the growing use of advanced wall and window insulations with existing framing materials has increased the importance of understanding spatial heat transfer effects within building envelope components. An infrared thermography laboratory has been established to provide detailed quantitative and qualitative information on the spatial heat transfer effects of building envelope materials. The use of this facility for more effective product development and more accurate product development and more accurate product characterization is discussed.

Arasteh, D.; Beck, F.; Griffith, B.; Acevedo-Ruiz, M. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)); Byars, N. (California Polytechnic Univ., San Luis Obispo, CA (United States). Dept. of Engineering Technology)

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Building Technologies Office: Recovery Act-Funded HVAC Research Projects  

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HVAC Research Projects to someone by E-mail HVAC Research Projects to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Recovery Act-Funded HVAC Research Projects on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Recovery Act-Funded HVAC Research Projects on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Recovery Act-Funded HVAC Research Projects on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Recovery Act-Funded HVAC Research Projects on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Recovery Act-Funded HVAC Research Projects on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Recovery Act-Funded HVAC Research Projects on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research Windows, Skylights, & Doors Research Space Heating & Cooling Research

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The design and evaluation of integrated envelope and lighting control strategies for commercial buildings  

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This study investigates control strategies for coordinating the variable solar-optical properties of a dynamic building envelope system with a daylight controlled electric lighting system to reduce electricity consumption and increase comfort in the perimeter zone of commercial buildings. Control strategy design can be based on either simple, instantaneous measured data, or on complex, predictive algorithms that estimate the energy consumption for a selected operating state of the dynamic envelope and lighting system. The potential benefits of optimizing the operation of a dynamic envelope and lighting system are (1) significant reductions in electrical energy end-uses - lighting, and cooling due to solar and lighting heat gains - over that achieved by conventional static envelope and lighting systems, (2) significant reductions in peak demand, and (3) increased occupant visual and thermal comfort. The DOE-2 building energy simulation program was used to model two dynamic envelope and lighting systems, an automated venetian blind and an electrochromic glazing system, and their control strategies under a range of building conditions. The energy performance of simple control strategies are compared to the optimum performance of a theoretical envelope and lighting system to determine the maximum potential benefit of using more complex, predictive control algorithms. Results indicate that (1) predictive control algorithms may significantly increase the energy-efficiency of systems with non-optimal solar-optical properties such as the automated venetian blind, and (2) simpler, non-predictive control strategies may suffice for more advanced envelope systems 1 incorporating spectrally selective, narrow-band electrochromic coatings.

Lee, E.S.; Selkowitz, S.E.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Cold Climate Heat Pump Research Project  

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Cold Climate Heat Pump Cold Climate Heat Pump Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Cold Climate Heat Pump Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Cold Climate Heat Pump Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Cold Climate Heat Pump Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Cold Climate Heat Pump Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Cold Climate Heat Pump Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Cold Climate Heat Pump Research Project on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research Windows, Skylights, & Doors Research Space Heating & Cooling Research

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Research Article Building Thermal, Lighting,  

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Article Building Thermal, Lighting, and Acoustics Modeling E-mail: yanda@tsinghua.edu.cn A detailed loads comparison of three building energy modeling programs: EnergyPlus, DeST and DOE-2.1E Dandan Zhu 1 , Tianzhen Hong 2 , Da Yan 1 (), Chuang Wang 1 1. Department of Building Science, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China 2. Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, One Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA Abstract Building energy simulation is widely used to help design energy efficient building envelopes and HVAC systems, develop and demonstrate compliance of building energy codes, and implement building energy rating programs. However, large discrepancies exist between simulation results

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Building Technologies Office: Air-Source Integrated Heat Pump Research  

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

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NREL: Buildings Research - SUNREL Energy Simulation Software  

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Research Research Search More Search Options Site Map SUNREL® is a hourly building energy simulation program that aids in the design of small energy-efficient buildings where the loads are dominated by the dynamic interactions between the building's envelope, its environment, and its occupants. The program is based on fundamental models of physical behavior and includes algorithms specifically for passive technologies, such as Trombe walls, programmable window shading, advanced glazings, and natural ventilation. In addition, a simple graphical interface aids in creating input files. SUNREL is an upgrade of SERI-RES, which was released in the early 1980s by the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) that has since been incorporated into the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The program has been used by

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Proceedings of ASHRAE-DOE-BTECC Conference on Building Thermal Envelopes Simplified Modeling for  

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in the envelopes of residential buildings is the primary mechanism to pro- vide ventilation to those buildings. For radon the same mechanisms that drive the ven- tilation, drive the radon entry from soil gas. This paper leakage, air flow, energy conservation, energy calculation, environment, health, modeling. #12

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Comparison of Building Energy Efficiency and Life Span for Different Envelopes  

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Unsuitable building energy saving technology will result in plenty building trash and waste buildings. In China, the life of many buildings is less than 50 years because of improper building heat preservation envelopes. It is found that irrational heat insulation measurement and heat preservation material position brings wall flaws and building life reduction. Comparisons of two building envelope heat insulation features are carried out by physical parameter measurements and calculation. The first is the internal heat preservation wall mode, which is mainly affected by indoor climate, and the temperature difference is generally less than 100C in a year. Second, in the external heat preservation wall mode, the temperature difference varies from 500C to 800C annually in cold and humid climates. The investigation results indicates that the external heat preservation wall mode is better compared with the internal heat preservation wall mode, and the former can effectively extend building life and provide occupants a more comfortable indoor climate. At the same time, this heat preservation technology can ensure building energy efficiency and economy. It is reasonable to adopt the external heat preservation wall mode to make the building safer and have a longer life compared with internal heat preservation. Assuming a 65% imperative national building energy saving standard calculation, the net cost is only RMB 10 Yuan increment with a 1% cost elevation due to the cost of envelope construction and heating system for the external heat preservation method.

Li, Z.; Li, D.; Li, L.; Zhang, G.; Liu, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Developing integrated envelop and lighting systems for commercial buildings  

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Integrated envelope and lighting systems achieve significant energy, peak demand, and cost savings over typical component-by-component design practice by leveraging the interactive energy balance between electric lighting energy use and cooling due to lighting and solar radiation. We discuss how these savings can be achieved using conventional glazing and lighting components by taking an integrated systems design approach. We describe integrated dynamic envelope and lighting systems, currently under development, that actively achieve this energy balance through the use of intelligent control systems. We show how prototypical daylighting systems can be used to increase the efficacy and distribution of daylight throughout the space for the same or less glazing area as a typical window, while achieving greater energy savings with increased visual comfort. Energy performance simulations and field tests conducted to date illustrate significant energy savings, peak demand reductions, and potential practical implementation of these proposed systems.

Lee, E.S.; Selkowitz, S.E.; Rubinstein, F.M.; Klems, J.H.; Beltran, L.O.; DiBartolomeo, D.L.; Sullivan, R.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building and Fire Research Laboratory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Page 1. NISTIR 4827 Building and Fire Research Laboratory Publications, 1991 Nora H. Jason N lsr United States Department ...

2004-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Buildings Research - Events  

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Events Events Below are upcoming events related to buildings research. January 2014 Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour January 17, 2014, 9:00 - 10:30 Golden, CO Contact: Sarah Barba 303-275-3023 NREL exemplifies environmental sustainability throughout its operations. Visitors learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency research as well as see for themselves how the campus is demonstrating clean energy technologies, reducing waste, and eliminating atmospheric pollution. The Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour is a vigorous, outdoor walking tour, so visitors are urged to wear comfortable walking shoes and to dress for the weather. The tours start at the NREL Education Center and include the Research Support Facility, NREL Parking Garage, and Central Detention Pond.

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Commercial Envelope Requirements of the 2006 IECC | Building...  

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Building Type: Commercial Focus: Compliance Code Version: 2006 IECC Target Audience: ArchitectDesigner Builder Code Official Contractor Engineer State Official Contacts Web Site...

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Commercial Envelope Requirements of the 2012 IECC | Building...  

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Building Type: Commercial Focus: Compliance Code Version: 2012 IECC Target Audience: ArchitectDesigner Builder Code Official Contractor Engineer State Official Contacts Web Site...

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Expert Meeting Report: Advanced Envelope Research for Factory Built Housing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides information about the expert meeting on advanced envelope research for factory built housing, hosted by the ARIES Collaborative on October 11, 2011, in Phoenix, Arizona. The goals of this meeting were to provide a comprehensive solution to the use of three previously selected advanced alternatives for factory-built wall construction, assess each option focusing on major issues relating to viability and commercial potential, and determine additional steps are required to reach this potential.

Levy, E.; Mullens, M.; Tompos, E.; Kessler, B.; Rath, P.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Expert Meeting Report: Advanced Envelope Research for Factory Built Housing  

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Advanced Envelope Advanced Envelope Research for Factory Built Housing E. Levy, M. Mullens, E. Tompos, B. Kessler, and P. Rath ARIES Collaborative April 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 its endorsement,

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Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research  

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Research Research Photo of NREL senior engineer Eric Kozubal examining a prototype airflow channel of the desiccant enhanced evaporative (DEVap) air conditioner with a graph superimposed on the photo that shows how hot humid air, in red, changes to cool dry air, in blue, as the air passes through the DEVap core. National Renewable Energy Laboratory senior engineer Eric Kozubal examines a prototype airflow channel of the desiccant enhanced evaporative (DEVap) air conditioner, an example of the advanced technology research the Building Technologies Office supports. The superimposed graph shows hot humid air (red) changing to cool dry air (blue) as the air passes through the DEVap core. Credit: Pat Corkery, NREL PIX 17437 The Building Technologies Office (BTO) researches advanced technologies, systems, tools, and strategies to improve the energy performance of commercial buildings. Industry partners and national laboratories help identify market needs and solutions that accelerate the development of highly energy-efficient buildings. This page outlines some of BTO's principal research projects. For more BTO research results, visit the Commercial Buildings Resource Database.

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Cost Analysis of Simple Phase Change Material-Enhanced Building Envelopes in Southern U.S. Climates  

SciTech Connect

Traditional thermal designs of building envelope assemblies are based on static energy flows, yet building envelopes are subject to varying environmental conditions. This mismatch between the steady-state principles and their dynamic operation can decrease thermal efficiency. Design work supporting the development of low-energy houses showed that conventional insulations may not always be the most cost effective solution to improvement envelope thermal performance. PCM-enhanced building envelopes that simultaneously reduce the total cooling loads and shift the peak-hour loads are the focus of this report.

Kosny, J.; Shukla, N.; Fallahi, A.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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A comprehensive approach to integrated envelope and lighting systems for new commercial buildings  

SciTech Connect

The authors define a comprehensive approach to integrated envelope and lighting systems design as one that balances energy efficiency with an equal regard to the resultant environmental quality. By integrating envelope components (glazing, shading, and daylighting), lighting components (fixtures and controls) and building HVAC/energy management control systems, they create building systems that have the potential to achieve significant decreases in electricity consumption and peak demand while satisfying occupant physiological and psychological concerns. This paper presents results on the development, implementation, and demonstration of two specific integrated envelope and lighting systems: (1) a system emphasizing dynamic envelope components and responsive electric lighting systems, that offer the potential to achieve energy efficiency goals and a near optimum comfort environment throughout the year by adapting to meteorological conditions and occupant preferences in real time, and (2) perimeter daylighting systems that increase the depth of daylight penetration from sidelight windows and improves visual comfort with the use of a small inlet aperture. The energy performance of the systems was estimated using the DOE-2 building energy simulation program. Field tests with reduced scale models were conducted to determine daylighting and thermal performance in real time under actual weather conditions. Demonstrations of these integrated systems are being planned or are in progress in collaboration with utility programs to resolve real-world implementation issues under complex site, building, and cost constraints. Results indicate that integrated systems offer solutions that not only achieve significant peak demand reductions but also realize consistent energy savings with added occupant comfort and satisfaction.

Lee, E.S.; Selkowitz, S.E.; Rubinstein, F.M.; Klems, J.H.; Beltran, L.O.; DiBartolomeo, D.L. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States). Building Technologies Program

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Object oriented modelling of variable envelope properties in buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper deals with some important aspects of continuous systems modelling approaches. Namely the traditional approach is based on block oriented schemes in which causal relations play an important role. However this causality is artificially generated ... Keywords: acausal modelling, intelligent building, object oriented modelling, simulation, thermal flows

Borut Zupan?i?; Anton Sodja

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Buildings Research Home Page  

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Artist's rendering of the courtyard view of NREL's new Research Support Facility. Artist's rendering of the courtyard view of NREL's new Research Support Facility. NREL's buildings research teams lead efforts in developing cutting-edge technical solutions to improve the energy efficiency of both residential and commercial buildings, and to accelerate the integration of renewable energy technologies with buildings. NREL's Residential Buildings researchers explore energy efficiency options for both new and existing homes, including whole-house performance and the interaction of building components. The Commercial Buildings team focuses on providing large institutional and private sector commercial building owners with tools, resources, and expertise to address energy challenges. Learn more about our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and about how

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Building Airtightness: Research and Practice  

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Fiscal Year 2014. Title Building Airtightness: Research and Practice Publication Type Book Chapter LBNL Report Number LBNL-53356 Year of Publication 2003 Authors Sherman, Max H.,...

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DYNAMIC THERMALLY-DISCONNECTED BUILDING ENVELOPES A NEW PARADIGM FOR WALLS AND ROOFS IN LOW ENERGY BUILDINGS  

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This paper describes numerical and experimental analysis of a novel design concept. Traditionally the thermal design of building envelope assemblies is based on a static energy flow. However, building envelopes are subject to varying environmental conditions. This mismatch between the steady-state principles used in the design of roofs and walls and their dynamic operation results in relatively low thermal efficiency. Design work in support of the development of zero energy houses showed that conventional insulations may not be the most cost effective energy solution. Testing conducted on several strategies to thermally-disconnect wall and roof components showed 70% to 90% reductions in peak hour loads as compared to conventional building practice.

Miller, William A [ORNL; Kosny, Jan [ORNL; Zaltash, Abdolreza [ORNL

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Proceedings of the ASHRAE/DOE/BTECC Conference, Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings VII, Clearwater Beach, Florida, December 7-11, 1998  

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of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings VII, Clearwater Beach, Florida, December 7-11, 1998 The research reported and to increase comfort. This limited proof-of-concept test was designed to work out practical "bugs" and refine variation in daylight availability and solar radiation due to diurnal and seasonal changes in sun position

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Building Technologies Research and  

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that selectively accepts or rejects solar radiation and outdoor air, depending on the need for heating, cooling rooftop unit inside the large "outdoor" environmental chamber (Building 5800, D-103) Heat pump water

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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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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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 door pressurization and/or depressurization test. In detached hous-

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Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research and...  

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Tax Incentives for Residential Buildings Tax Incentives for Commercial Buildings News Energy Department Invests in Heating, Cooling, and Lighting August 21, 2013 Energy Department...

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Building Energy Retrofit Research: Multifamily Sector  

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Building Energy Retrofit Research: Multifamily Sector Title Building Energy Retrofit Research: Multifamily Sector Publication Type Report Year of Publication 1985 Authors Diamond,...

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Healthy Zero Energy Buildings ENVIRONMENTAL AREA RESEARCH  

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Healthy Zero Energy Buildings ENVIRONMENTAL AREA RESEARCH PIER Environmental Research www from buildings. Ventilation, however, comes with a significant energy cost. Currently, heating, cooling and ventilating commercial buildings represents 29 percent of their total onsite energy use

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Energy Impacts of Nonlinear Behavior of PCM When Applied into Building Envelope: Preprint  

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Previous research on phase change materials (PCM) for building applications has been done for several decades resulting in plenty of literature on PCM properties, temperature, and peak reduction potential. Thus, PCMs are a potential technology to reduce peak loads and HVAC energy consumption in buildings. There are few building energy simulation programs that have PCM modeling features, and even fewer have been validated. Additionally, there is no previous research that indicates the level of accuracy when simulating PCM from a building energy simulation perspective. This study analyzes the effects a nonlinear enthalpy profile has on thermal performance and expected energy benefits for PCM-enhanced insulation.

Tabares-Velasco, P. C.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Technology Research, Standards...  

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to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Technology Research, Standards, and Codes in Emerging Technologies on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies...

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Maximum Building Energy Efficiency Research Laboratory secures...  

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Design Network - Maximum Building Energy Efficiency Research Laboratory secures LEED Gold July 01, 2013 The recently completed 14.3m Maximum Building Energy Efficiency...

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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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Thermal Performance of Building Envelope in Very Hot Dry Desert Region in Egypt (Toshky)  

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Toshky region is a desert region located in the south east of Egyptian western desert at the Tropical Cancer (23.5 N). The following features characterized this region during the summer season; aridity, high summer day time temperatures reaches to above 40 C for about 6 hours, large diurnal temperature variation, low relative humidity, and high solar radiation reaches to about 1100W/m2 on horizontal surfaces. In such climate thermal human comfort is crucial to provide the reasonable environment for the people. As the building envelop has a major role in saving comfort for people and improve the consumption of energy in building. So this study is interested in studying the thermal performance for some building constructed from different building materials as; Nobaa sandstone, hollow clay brick, light sand block, and hollow and insulated bazelt blocks. The external climatic conditions and the temperature distribution inside the wall construction and the indoor air temperature were measured. The result shows that using Nobaa sandstone alone in building is not adequate with the external climatic conditions of this region. But using building materials with specific thermal characteristics, and using thermal insulation led to reduce the heat flow through the walls and help the building to be suitable with its external environment conditions. The study also show that hollow clay brick and light sand block valid the lowest indoor air temperature, and the thermal performance of hollow bazelt blocks can be improved by using thermal insulation, Natural and forced night ventilation help the indoor environment to be within the thermal comfort.

Khalil, M. H.; Sheble, S. S.; Helal, M. A.; El-Demirdash, M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Buildings to Grid Integration  

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Buildings to Grid Buildings to Grid Integration to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Buildings to Grid Integration on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Buildings to Grid Integration on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Buildings to Grid Integration on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Buildings to Grid Integration on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Buildings to Grid Integration on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Buildings to Grid Integration on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research Windows, Skylights, & Doors Research Space Heating & Cooling Research Water Heating Research Lighting Research

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Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research and Development  

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Research and Development Research and Development Photo of NREL researcher Jeff Tomberlin working on a data acquisition panel at the Building Efficiency Data Acquisition and Control Laboratory at NREL's Thermal Test Facility. The Building Technology Program funds research that can dramatically improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings. Credit: Dennis Schroeder, NREL PIX 20181 The Building Technologies Office (BTO) invests in technology research and development activities that can dramatically reduce energy consumption and energy waste in buildings. Buildings in the United States use nearly 40 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy for space heating and cooling, lighting, and appliances, an amount equivalent to the annual amount of electricity delivered by more than 3,800 500-megawatt coal-fired power plants. The BTO technology portfolio aims to help reduce building energy requirements by 50% through the use of improved appliances; windows, walls, and roofs; space heating and cooling; lighting; and whole building design strategies.

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Evaluation on Cooling Energy Load with Varied Envelope Design for High-Rise Residential Buildings in Malaysia  

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With the development of the economy in the recent years, Malaysia is maintaining a high economic growth and therefore, its energy consumption increases dramatically. Residential buildings are characterized by being envelope-load dominated buildings, hence are greatly influenced by the outside climatic conditions. Due to the hot humid climate of Malaysia, air conditioning system accounts for more than 45% of the total electricity used in the residential sector which is required to remove substantial amount of gained heat due to poor thermal envelope performance. This paper uses Ecotect software to analyze the impact of building envelope design on energy cooling load for residential building in Penang, Malaysia, which include area ratio of window to floor, exterior wall thermal insulation, and several kinds of shading system. This paper describes an integrated passive design approach to reduce the cooling requirement for high-rise apartments through an improved building envelope design. Comparing with the other passive strategies investigated in this paper, the results indicated that exterior wall thermal insulation is the best strategy to decrease both annual cooling energy load and peak cooling load which achieved a reduction of 10.2% and 26.3% respectively. However, the other passive strategies applied also have some marginal effect on decreasing the cooling load.

Al-Tamimi, N.; Fadzil, S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Impacts of Nonlinear Behavior of PCM When Applied into Building Envelope: Preprint  

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Impacts of Nonlinear Impacts of Nonlinear Behavior of PCM When Applied into Building Envelope Preprint P.C. Tabares-Velasco Presented at the ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability & 10th Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference San Diego, California July 23-26, 2012 Conference Paper NREL/CP-5500-54245 August 2012 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and Alliance retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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BTRIC | Building Tech Research Integration Center | ORNL  

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& Integration Center SHARE The Buildings Technology Research & Integration Center (BTRIC) User Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the premier U.S. research facility...

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Teams  

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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....

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Building America Research Tools | Department of Energy  

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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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Research Article Building Thermal, Lighting,  

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Article Building Thermal, Lighting, and Acoustics Modeling E-mail: yanda@tsinghua.edu.cn A detailed loads comparison of three building energy modeling programs: EnergyPlus, DeST...

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Building Technologies Office: Technology Research, Standards...  

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buildings in a cost-effective manner. By working with teams of researchers, industry, and organizations, DOE has developed innovative solutions to helping the United...

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NIST Building and Fire Research Laboratory Publications ...  

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... of building materials, lighting, and indoor air quality. ... Pello, AC Fire Propagation in Concurrent Flows. ... 193844 fire spread; buoyant flow; fire research ...

1996-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Analyzing the effect of the longwave emissivity and solar reflectance of building envelopes on energy-saving in buildings in various climates  

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A dynamic computer simulation is carried out in the climates of 35 cities distributed around the world. The variation of the annual air-conditioning energy loads due to changes in the longwave emissivity and the solar reflectance of the building envelopes is studied to find the most appropriate exterior building finishes in various climates (including a tropical climate, a subtropical climate, a mountain plateau climate, a frigid-temperate climate and a temperate climate). Both the longwave emissivity and the solar reflectance are set from 0.1 to 0.9 with an interval of 0.1 in the simulation. The annual air-conditioning energy loads trends of each city are listed in a chart. The results show that both the longwave emissivity and the solar reflectance of building envelopes play significant roles in energy-saving for buildings. In tropical climates, the optical parameters of the building exterior surface affect the building energy-saving most significantly. In the mountain plateau climates and the subarctic climates, the impacts on energy-saving in buildings due to changes in the longwave emissivity and the solar reflectance are still considerable, but in the temperate continental climates and the temperate maritime climates, only limited effects are seen. (author)

Shi, Zhiyang; Zhang, Xiong [Key Laboratory of Advanced Civil Engineering Materials of Education Ministry, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092 (China)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Buildings Technology Research and Development ...  

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... for 228 separate locations in the US, applying current building code requirements (with the exception of a recently updated HVAC requirement - ...

2012-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Buildings Technology Research and Development ...  

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... is to require that electrical distribution panels be ... energy use of their devices is generally ... with whole building automation systems Benchmarking ...

2012-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Building Research | Department of Energy  

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Research Research Commercial Building Research Photo of NREL senior engineer Eric Kozubal examining a prototype airflow channel of the desiccant enhanced evaporative (DEVap) air conditioner with a graph superimposed on the photo that shows how hot humid air, in red, changes to cool dry air, in blue, as the air passes through the DEVap core. The Building Technologies Office (BTO) researches advanced technologies, systems, tools, and strategies to improve the energy performance of commercial buildings. Industry partners and national laboratories help identify market needs and solutions that accelerate the development of highly energy-efficient buildings. This page outlines some of BTO's principal research projects. For more BTO research results, visit the Commercial Buildings Resource Database.

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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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News & Events Archive - National Transportation Research Center...  

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Research finds ultrasonics reduce precipitates ORNL scientists using magnets to recharge electric cars Building Envelopes Research Group assists in turning a 50-year old building...

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Building America Research Teams | Department of Energy  

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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 Office: Appliances Research  

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team conducts research into residential and commercial appliances. By partnering with industry, researchers, and other stakeholders, the Department of Energy acts as a catalyst...

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Faced with rising fuel costs, building and home owners are looking for energy-efficient solutions. Improving the building envelope (roof or attic system, walls,  

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efficiency. · ORNL established test facilities to measure essential property values needed by WUFI, enabling Instationär), the model has been validated with data from natural exposure field test facilities in Germany of envelope assemblies. These facilities enable researchers to measure heat, air, and moisture penetration

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Faced with rising fuel costs, building and home owners are looking for energy-efficient solutions. Improving the building envelope (roof or attic system, walls,  

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-durable products to increase energy efficiency. · ORNL established test facilities to measure essential property Instationär), the model has been validated with data from natural exposure field test facilities in Germany of envelope assemblies. These facilities enable researchers to measure heat, air, and moisture penetration

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Solar Buildings Research Network A brief overview  

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Solar Buildings Research Network A brief overview Andreas Athienitis, Scientific Director Meli Stylianou, Network Manager #12;VISION Development of the solar-optimized building as an integrated advanced not mean complex; it brings together "low-tech" passive solar technologies that appear simple but generally

Wu, Bin

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Simulation Research for Low Energy Buildings  

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90-4133 Seminar HostPoint of Contact: David Lorenzetti Buildings consume 40% of primary energy in the U.S. This seminar introduces our research in simulation tools for...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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NREL: Buildings Research - Residential Capabilities  

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created strategic and highly collaborative multi-year programs with impactful results. An industry-driven research initiative that develops innovative solutions to achieve...

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Building Technologies Office: Sensors and Controls Research  

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Sensors and Controls Research Sensors and Controls Research The Emerging Technologies team conducts research into technologies related to building sensors and controls. They work with building systems-such as a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems-to analyze energy use and help occupants manage energy costs. Building controls have the potential to reduce building energy consumption by monitoring variables and other inputs, and then automatically responding in a predetermined fashion. Research between the Department of Energy, industry, and laboratories focuses on: Sensors Photo of a ceiling-mounted fire sprinkler. Sensors are designed to help building owners and operators better manage their energy use through automation. Sensors measure predefined variables, such as the amount of natural light coming in through an office window, and then feed this data into a building's control system. The control can then respond by adjusting the various building systems. For example, sensors may note when a person leaves a room and let controls know to turn off the lights, or can ensure that faucets only release water if someone's hand is waved.

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NREL: Buildings Research - Working With Us  

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Working With Us Working With Us NREL's award-winning work with the commercial and public sectors to improve building energy performance is central to its mission. Learn about our awards. At NREL, industry, universities, and government agencies have many opportunities to take advantage of our residential and commercial buildings expertise. Here's how you can work with us to improve the energy efficiency of your buildings. Partner with Us You can work with our experts and use NREL's outstanding facilities and technical capabilities, which range from fundamental research to applications engineering, to capture proven energy savings in your buildings. Collaborations and Agreements NREL offers a variety of technology partnership agreements. These include collaborations through Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, as

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The Building Research Council at the University of Illinois ...  

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Partner Partnering Center within NREL Electricity Resources & Building Systems Integration LinkedIn Connections The Building Research Council at the University of Illinois is...

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Shenzhen Institute of Building Research SIBR | Open Energy Information  

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Institute of Building Research SIBR Institute of Building Research SIBR Jump to: navigation, search Name Shenzhen Institute of Building Research (SIBR) Place Guangdong Province, China Sector Buildings, Solar Product Shenzhen-based science and technology research institute for buildings and urban development. The body is working on solar panel design and installation in China. References Shenzhen Institute of Building Research (SIBR)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Shenzhen Institute of Building Research (SIBR) is a company located in Guangdong Province, China . References ↑ "[ Shenzhen Institute of Building Research (SIBR)]" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Shenzhen_Institute_of_Building_Research_SIBR&oldid=350941

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Building Technologies Office: Market-Driven Research Solutions  

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Market-Driven Research Market-Driven Research Solutions to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Market-Driven Research Solutions on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Market-Driven Research Solutions on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Market-Driven Research Solutions on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Market-Driven Research Solutions on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Market-Driven Research Solutions on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Market-Driven Research Solutions 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

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Building Technologies Office: Researching Energy Use in Hospitals  

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Researching Energy Use Researching Energy Use in Hospitals to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Researching Energy Use in Hospitals on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Researching Energy Use in Hospitals on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Researching Energy Use in Hospitals on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Researching Energy Use in Hospitals on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Researching Energy Use in Hospitals on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Researching Energy Use in Hospitals on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities 179d Tax Calculator Advanced Energy Design Guides Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Buildings Performance Database

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ConSol (Building Industry Research Alliance) | Open Energy Information  

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ConSol (Building Industry Research Alliance) ConSol (Building Industry Research Alliance) Jump to: navigation, search Name ConSol (Building Industry Research Alliance) Place Stockton, CA Website http://www.consol.com References ConSol (Building Industry Research Alliance)[1] Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes Partnership Type Incubator Partnering Center within NREL Electricity Resources & Building Systems Integration Partnership Year 2004 Link to project description http://www.nrel.gov/news/press/2004/382.html LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! ConSol (Building Industry Research Alliance) is a company located in Stockton, CA. References ↑ "ConSol (Building Industry Research Alliance)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=ConSol_(Building_Industry_Research_Alliance)&oldid=379316

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background  

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

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The Future of Buildings Research at LBNL  

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The Future of Buildings Research at LBNL An Interview with Mark Levine, Director of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division Mark Levine Mark Levine Mark Levine is the newly appointed Director of Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division (formerly Energy & Environment). He was the head of the Energy Analysis Program from 1986 until his appointment in March. Levine received a B.S. in chemistry from Princeton, and a doctorate in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining Berkeley Lab in 1978, he was a staff scientist at the Ford Foundation Energy Project, and a senior energy policy analyst at SRI International in Menlo Park, Calif. His current research interests include energy efficiency in China and global energy-demand studies. Levine is on the boards of

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Building Technologies Office: HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research  

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HVAC and Water Heater HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research Project on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research

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Building Technologies Office: Ground Source Heap Pump Data Mining Research  

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Ground Source Heap Pump Ground Source Heap Pump Data Mining Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Ground Source Heap Pump Data Mining Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Ground Source Heap Pump Data Mining Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Ground Source Heap Pump Data Mining Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Ground Source Heap Pump Data Mining Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Ground Source Heap Pump Data Mining Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Ground Source Heap Pump Data Mining Research Project on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities

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Sensor Suitcase for Small Commercial Building Retro-Commissioning Research  

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Sensor Suitcase for Small Commercial Sensor Suitcase for Small Commercial Building Retro-Commissioning Research Project Sensor Suitcase for Small Commercial Building Retro-Commissioning Research Project The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently conducting research into sensor systems for small commercial buildings. The proposed system will streamline the processes of collecting data from these buildings and processing the data to obtain highly targeted retro-commissioning (RCx) actions customized for each building. Project Description This project seeks to develop a sensor and analysis system to support monitor-based retro-commissioning of small commercial buildings. Basing commissioning on actual measurements of conditions and system performance in these buildings is challenging because small commercial buildings

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Research and Teaching at the Department of Building Services...  

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introduction of our department on teaching and research including facilities and role in higher education; in providing undergraduates to PhD graduates serving the building...

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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)...

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Building America Research Benchmark Definition: Updated December 19, 2008  

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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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Commercial Building Research and Development | Department of Energy  

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Research and Research and Development Commercial Building Research and Development Photo of NREL researcher Jeff Tomberlin working on a data acquisition panel at the Building Efficiency Data Acquisition and Control Laboratory at NREL's Thermal Test Facility. The Building Technologies Office (BTO) invests in technology research and development activities that can dramatically reduce energy consumption and energy waste in buildings. Buildings in the United States use nearly 40 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy for space heating and cooling, lighting, and appliances, an amount equivalent to the annual amount of electricity delivered by more than 3,800 500-megawatt coal-fired power plants. The BTO technology portfolio aims to help reduce building energy requirements by 50% through the use of improved appliances; windows,

139

Building Technologies Research and Integration Center Reducing the energy consumption of the nation's buildings is  

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2/21/2011 Building Technologies Research and Integration Center Reducing the energy consumption of the nation's buildings is essential for achieving a sustainable clean energy future and will be an enormous challenge. Buildings account for 40% of the nation's carbon emissions and the consumption of 40% of our

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

140

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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141

BUILDING THE FUTURE OF NEUROLOGICAL RESEARCH  

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and underground util- ity lines were installed and the team has started to build the infrastructure simulta- neously. Through the utilization of this de- livery method, UCSF is able to receive the building including the Memory and Aging Center and Multiple Sclerosis Center, the Institute for Neurodegenerative

Yamamoto, Keith

142

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,

143

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.

144

Super Building Insulation by CO2 Foaming Process Research Project |  

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Emerging Technologies » Super Building Insulation by CO2 Foaming Emerging Technologies » Super Building Insulation by CO2 Foaming Process Research Project Super Building Insulation by CO2 Foaming Process Research Project The Department of Energy is currently researching the development of building superinsulation through a carbon dioxide (CO2) foaming process. Project Description This project seeks to develop building super insulation through a carbon dioxide foaming process that does not use hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and which produces insulation with a high R-value. Project Partners Research is being undertaken between the Department of Energy and The Industrial Science & Technology Network. Project Goals The goal of this project is to develop advanced insulation without HFC, and to achieve a competitive processing cost for CO2 foaming technology.

145

Research Support Facility (RSF): Leadership in Building Performance (Brochure)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This brochure/poster provides information on the features of the Research Support Facility including a detailed illustration of the facility with call outs of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Imagine an office building so energy efficient that its occupants consume only the amount of energy generated by renewable power on the building site. The building, the Research Support Facility (RSF) occupied by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) employees, uses 50% less energy than if it were built to current commercial code and achieves the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED{reg_sign}) Platinum rating. With 19% of the primary energy in the U.S. consumed by commercial buildings, the RSF is changing the way commercial office buildings are designed and built.

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146

Research and reports | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Research and reports Research and reports 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 Technical documentation

147

Building Energy and Environment Research in Tianjin University...  

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Building Energy and Environment Research in Tianjin University and Biological Particle Filtration and Removal Speaker(s): Guanyi Chen Junjie Liu Date: June 28, 2007 - 12:00pm...

148

Energy Efficiency in Buildings in Switzerland - Applied Research...  

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Energy Efficiency in Buildings in Switzerland - Applied Research on Vacuum Insulation, Passive Houses etc. Speaker(s): Armin Binz Date: January 21, 2003 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg....

149

Working with Production Home Builders to Build and Research ...  

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Working with Production Home Builders to Build and Research "Near Zero Energy" Homes & Communities in California Speaker(s): Bruce Baccei Date: March 23, 2006 - 12:00pm Location:...

150

Building Connections with State Researchers | Department of Energy  

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Building Connections with State Researchers Building Connections with State Researchers Building Connections with State Researchers March 11, 2013 - 11:22am Addthis Assistant Secretary Chris Smith meets with UT undergraduate students studying geological research. | Photo by David M. Stephens, The University of Texas at Austin. Assistant Secretary Chris Smith meets with UT undergraduate students studying geological research. | Photo by David M. Stephens, The University of Texas at Austin. Gayland Barksdale Technical Writer, Office of Fossil Energy How Can I Learn More? Visit fossil.energy.gov to learn more about natural gas. Recently, Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Chris Smith took the Energy Department's message of smart and sustainable fossil energy development to Texas, where he met with researchers and students at the

151

Building Technologies Office: Technology Research, Standards...  

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Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Technology Research, Standards, & Codes Popular Residential Links Success Stories Previous Next Warming Up to Pump Heat....

152

Data envelopment analysis classification machine  

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This paper establishes the equivalent relationship between the data classification machine and the data envelopment analysis (DEA) model, and thus build up a DEA based classification machine. A data is characterized by a set of values. Without loss of ... Keywords: Classification machine, Data envelopment analysis, Preference cone

Hong Yan; Quanling Wei

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Residential Buildings  

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Exterior and interior of apartment building Exterior and interior of apartment building Residential Buildings The study of ventilation in residential buildings is aimed at understanding the role that air leakage, infiltration, mechanical ventilation, natural ventilation and building use have on providing acceptable indoor air quality so that energy and related costs can be minimized without negatively impacting indoor air quality. Risks to human health and safety caused by inappropriate changes to ventilation and air tightness can be a major barrier to achieving high performance buildings and must be considered.This research area focuses primarily on residential and other small buildings where the interaction of the envelope is important and energy costs are dominated by space conditioning energy rather than air

154

Building Technologies Office: Windows, Skylights, and Doors Research  

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Windows, Skylights, and Doors Research Windows, Skylights, and Doors Research The Emerging Technology team conducts research into technologies related to windows, skylights, and doors. These technologies can decrease energy demands, save money, and improve occupant thermal comfort. By working with industry partners, researchers, and other stakeholders, the U.S. Department of Energy also seeks to improve the availability of these products in the market. Research in windows, skylights, and doors includes: Daylighting and Shading Photo of a wall of windows with shades built over them to block out the noon sun. Daylighting and shading technologies alter the way that natural light affects a building, either by allowing more of it in (to light a room) or by preventing it from coming in. These technologies are important in that they allow building operators and managers to lower a building's lighting energy needs, as well as reducing the energy used in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

155

Analysis of Building Envelops to Optimize Energy Efficiency as per Code of Practice for Energy Efficient Buildings in Sri Lanka - 2008.  

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?? Residential and commercial buildings consume approximately 20% of the global energy generation. This value is continuously growing and the governments across the globe have (more)

Kumari, Epa

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies Activities  

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Emerging Technologies Emerging Technologies Activities to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies Activities on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies Activities on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies Activities on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies Activities on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies Activities on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies Activities on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research Windows, Skylights, & Doors Research Space Heating & Cooling Research Water Heating Research

157

ASHRAE Transactions: Research 107 Commercial buildings and institutions are generally  

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ASHRAE Transactions: Research 107 ABSTRACT Commercial buildings and institutions are generally. Chiasson Jeffrey D. Spitler, Ph.D., P.E. Student Member ASHRAE Member ASHRAE Simon J. Rees, Ph.D. Marvin D. Smith, P.E. Member ASHRAE Andrew D. Chiasson is a research assistant, Jeffrey D. Spitler is a professor

158

Validation Methodology to Allow Simulated Peak Reduction and Energy Performance Analysis of Residential Building Envelope with Phase Change Materials: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

Phase change materials (PCM) represent a potential technology to reduce peak loads and HVAC energy consumption in residential buildings. This paper summarizes NREL efforts to obtain accurate energy simulations when PCMs are modeled in residential buildings: the overall methodology to verify and validate Conduction Finite Difference (CondFD) and PCM algorithms in EnergyPlus is presented in this study. It also shows preliminary results of three residential building enclosure technologies containing PCM: PCM-enhanced insulation, PCM impregnated drywall and thin PCM layers. The results are compared based on predicted peak reduction and energy savings using two algorithms in EnergyPlus: the PCM and Conduction Finite Difference (CondFD) algorithms.

Tabares-Velasco, P. C.; Christensen, C.; Bianchi, M.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Building Technologies | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Envelope Equipment Building Technologies Deployment System/Building Integration Climate & Environment Manufacturing Fossil Energy Sensors & Measurement Sustainable Electricity Systems Biology Transportation Clean Energy Home | Science & Discovery | Clean Energy | Research Areas | Buildings SHARE Building Technologies Reducing the energy consumption of the nation's buildings and resulting carbon emissions is essential to achieving a sustainable clean energy future. To address the enormous challenge, Oak Ridge National Laboratory is focused on helping develop new building technologies, whole-building and community integration, improved energy management in buildings and industrial facilities during their operational phase, and market transformations in all of these areas.

160

CERTIFICATE OF FIELD VERIFICATION AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTING CF-4R-ENV-20 Building Envelope Sealing (Page 1 of 1)  

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per minute (cfm) at 50 pascals for the dwelling with air distribution registers unsealed. SLA = 3.819 x (CFM50H / Conditioned Floor Area in ft2 ) per Residential ACM Manual Equation R3-16 Building and ventilation air and vented in accordance with manufacturers' installation instructions and all applicable

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161

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

162

Building Technologies Research and Integration Center Reducing the energy/carbon footprint of the nation's buildings is  

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3-20-09 Building Technologies Research and Integration Center Reducing the energy/carbon footprint some renewable energy technologies are most economical when using buildings as their deployment. Building Technologies Research and Integration Center (BTRIC), in the Energy and Transportation Science

163

Impacts of research efforts on new and existing buildings  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper reviews some of the resources for natural heating and cooling of buildings and outlines the potential benefits of specific examples of advanced research. The needs and possibilities for superior glazings, switchable glazings, thermal diodes, thermal transport systems, phase-change material in wallboard, and low-emissivity wall coatings are examined.

Neeper, D.A.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Building Technologies Office: Next Generation Rooftop Unit Research...  

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Buildings News Building Technologies Office Announces 3 Million to Advance Building Automation Software Solutions in Small to Medium-Sized Commercial Buildings March 29,...

165

Building Technologies Office: Heat Pump Laundry Dryer Research...  

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Buildings News Building Technologies Office Announces 3 Million to Advance Building Automation Software Solutions in Small to Medium-Sized Commercial Buildings March 29,...

166

Titan's New Build Attracts Magnetic Systems Research Impossible Until Now  

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Titan's New Build Attracts Magnetic Systems Research Impossible Until Now Titan's New Build Attracts Magnetic Systems Research Impossible Until Now November 01, 2013 Researchers using Titan are studying the behavior of magnetic systems by simulating nickel atoms as they reach their Curie temperature-the threshold between order (right) and disorder (left) when atoms spin into random magnetic directions of fluctuating magnetic strengths, causing the material to lose its magnetism. As simple as magnets seemed during school science lessons (opposites attract, likes repel), improving the performance of magnetic materials and creating new alloys is so complicated Markus Eisenbach, computational scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been waiting for a computer that can perform as many as twenty quadrillion calculations per second to

167

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

168

Building Connections with State Researchers | Department of Energy  

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

Connections with State Researchers Connections with State Researchers Building Connections with State Researchers March 11, 2013 - 11:22am Addthis Assistant Secretary Chris Smith meets with UT undergraduate students studying geological research. | Photo by David M. Stephens, The University of Texas at Austin. Assistant Secretary Chris Smith meets with UT undergraduate students studying geological research. | Photo by David M. Stephens, The University of Texas at Austin. Gayland Barksdale Technical Writer, Office of Fossil Energy How Can I Learn More? Visit fossil.energy.gov to learn more about natural gas. Recently, Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Chris Smith took the Energy Department's message of smart and sustainable fossil energy development to Texas, where he met with researchers and students at the

169

The implications of future building scenarios for long-term building energy research and development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents a discussion of alternative future scenarios of the building environment to the year 2010 and assesses the implications these scenarios present for long-term building energy R and D. The scenarios and energy R and D implications derived from them are intended to serve as the basis from which a strategic plan can be developed for the management of R and D programs conducted by the Office of Buildings and Community Systems, US Department of Energy. The scenarios and analysis presented here have relevance not only for government R and D programs; on the contrary, it is hoped that the results of this effort will be of interest and useful to researchers in both private and public sector organizations that deal with building energy R and D. Making R and D decisions today based on an analysis that attempts to delineate the nexus of events 25 years in the future are clearly decisions made in the face of uncertainty. Yet, the effective management of R and D programs requires a future-directed understanding of markets, technological developments, and environmental factors, as well as their interactions. The analysis presented in this report is designed to serve that need. Although the probability of any particular scenario actually occurring is uncertain, the scenarios to be presented are sufficiently robust to set bounds within which to examine the interaction of forces that will shape the future building environment.

Flynn, W.T.

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Hotbox Test R-value Database from ORNL's Building Technology Center  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

The Building Envelopes Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a program within the Buildings Technology Center (BTC), the premier U.S. research facility devoted to developing technologies that improve the energy efficiency and environmental compatibility of residential and commercial buildings. Our program is divided into two parts: building envelope research, which focuses on the structural elements that enclose a building (walls, roofs and foundations), and materials research, which concentrates on the materials within the envelope systems (such as insulation). The building envelope provides the thermal barrier between the indoor and outdoor environment, and its elements are the key determinants of a building's energy requirements that result from the climate where it is located. [copied from http://www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/

171

Renovation and Expansion of the Caspary Research Building. Final Report  

SciTech Connect

Critical to the Hospital's rebuilding efforts have been its public partners at the federal, state, and local government levels who have made a major financial commitment to renovating the Hospital's research infrastructure. To date, the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has been awarded a total of nearly $8.5 million to create and equip new, state-of-the-art laboratories for scientific investigations. The modernization of the Hospital's research facilities was jump-started in 1998 with a $950,000 seed grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to renovate laboratories for immunology research in the Caspary Research Building. Coupled with a matching $5.5 million commitment from HSS, this infusion of NIH funding laid the groundwork for an overhaul of all of the Hospital's research space.

Grassia, V. L.

2004-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

172

Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Program -- Market Research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Under contract to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, HaydenTanner, LLC conducted an in-depth analysis of the potential market value of a commercial building energy asset rating program for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The market research objectives were to: (1) Evaluate market interest and need for a program and tool to offer asset rating and rapidly identify potential energy efficiency measures for the commercial building sector. (2) Identify key input variables and asset rating outputs that would facilitate increased investment in energy efficiency. (3) Assess best practices and lessons learned from existing national and international energy rating programs. (4) Identify core messaging to motivate owners, investors, financiers, and others in the real estate sector to adopt a voluntary asset rating program and, as a consequence, deploy high-performance strategies and technologies across new and existing buildings. (5) Identify leverage factors and incentives that facilitate increased investment in these buildings. To meet these objectives, work consisted of a review of the relevant literature, examination of existing and emergent asset and operational rating systems, interviews with industry stakeholders, and an evaluation of the value implication of an asset label on asset valuation. This report documents the analysis methodology and findings, conclusion, and recommendations. Its intent is to support and inform the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy on the market need and potential value impacts of an asset labeling and diagnostic tool to encourage high-performance new buildings and building efficiency retrofit projects.

McCabe, Molly J.; Wang, Na

2012-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

173

Building and Fire Publications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Investigation of the Impact of Commercial Building Envelope Airtightness on HVAC Energy Use. Investigation of the Impact ...

174

An Overview of the Building Energy Retrofit Research Program  

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This research update presents the status of a U.S. Department of Energy program that addresses the technical, financial, and behavioral barriers to improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings. The program is implemented with expertise from four national laboratories, Princeton University, and the Alliance to Save Energy in cooperation with a large number of state, utility, and local agencies. The remaining potential for energy savings from cost effective retrofit measures in existing buildings is impressive, but a variety of barriers have been identified that reduce conservation investment. One significant barrier that the program can address is the large uncertainty about savings. Average savings for a large sample of retrofit hones is generally lower than expected, and savings in individual buildings varies unpredictably from negative to very high positive values. Our approach has been to provide reliable information on the performance and cost effectiveness of energy conserving technologies and practices. Field performance monitoring is in progress in each building sector and development of diagnostic techniques and monitoring protocols is in progress.

Mixon, W. R.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Building Technologies Office: Technology Research, Standards, and Codes in  

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Codes in Emerging Technologies Codes in Emerging Technologies Developing innovative technologies that increase building energy efficiency is one of the primary goals of research being conducted between the U.S. Department of Energy, laboratories, and industry partners. Once new technologies or practices are introduced into the broader market and become widely-adopted, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) may seek to set a new baseline standard for energy efficiency, and may work with state and local governments to update building energy codes. Appliance and Equipment Standards New and innovative technologies developed by researchers and partners help improve building energy efficiency, and if these technologies become widely-adopted they may be incorporated into new appliance and equipment standards. BTP sets standards for more than 50 different products, and works with stakeholders in updating these standards as energy efficient technologies become more cost effective. Consumers and businesses save $15 billion per year from improved energy efficiency standards, with this amount expected to nearly double by 2025.

176

Heat Recovery in Building Envelopes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

glass fiber insulation), an exterior plywood sheathing andan interior plywood layer. The cross-section of a

Sherman, Max H.; Walker, Iain S.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Seismic Safety Margins Research Program (Phase I). Project IV. Structural building response; Structural Building Response Review  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As part of the Phase I effort of the Seismic Safety Margins Research Program (SSMRP) being performed by the University of California Lawrence Livermore Laboratory for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the basic objective of Subtask IV.1 (Structural Building Response Review) is to review and summarize current methods and data pertaining to seismic response calculations particularly as they relate to the objectives of the SSMRP. This material forms one component in the development of the overall computational methodology involving state of the art computations including explicit consideration of uncertainty and aimed at ultimately deriving estimates of the probability of radioactive releases due to seismic effects on nuclear power plant facilities.

Healey, J.J.; Wu, S.T.; Murga, M.

1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Russias R&D for Low Energy Buildings: Insights for Cooperation with Russia  

SciTech Connect

Russian buildings, Russian buildings sector energy consumption. Russian government has made R&D investment a priority again. The government and private sector both invest in a range of building energy technologies. In particular, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, district heating, building envelope, and lighting have active technology research projects and programs in Russia.

Schaaf, Rebecca E.; Evans, Meredydd

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Federal Energy Management Program: New and Underutilized Building...  

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Building Envelope Technologies to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: New and Underutilized Building Envelope Technologies on Facebook Tweet about Federal...

180

Building energy modeling programs comparison Research on HVAC...  

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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...

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181

MEP to Support New Building-Efficiency Research Center  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Department of Energy's Feb. 12 news release, "Obama Administration Launches $130 Million Building Energy Efficiency Effort.".

2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

182

Overview of PIER-Funded Existing Building Commissioning and Diagnostics Research  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program supports research and development that helps improve the quality of life in California by bringing environmentally safe, affordable, and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace. The PIER Program awards up to $62 million annually and has funded some of the most promising energy research in the U.S. The PIER Buildings program area seeks to decrease building energy use through research that develops or improves energy efficient technologies, strategies, tools, and building performance evaluation methods. This paper summarizes the accomplishments of projects within the PIER Buildings Program related to existing building commissioning and diagnostics between 1999 and 2003.

Jenkins, N.; Brook, M.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Envelope & Lighting Technologies to Reduce Electric Demand in...  

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of light shelf reflectors. Deploying Integrated Systems Realizing the full energy-saving potential of envelope and lighting technologies for commercial buildings means...

184

Building Technologies Office: Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump Research  

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Multi-Function Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump Research Project on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities

185

A marine research lab in Maine : building coastal identity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

If the design of a building originates from the place in which it is built, from the social traditions of that place, and from building traditions which are specific to local materials and climate, then it will project an ...

Marinace, F. Paul (Frank Paul)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Research on Building Energy Consumption Situation in Shanghai  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper surveys the present situation of building energy consumption in Shanghai and points out the problems of insufficient energy consumption statistics based on the survey data. We analyze the relationships of energy consumption between the building and the whole society, and between the building and the air conditioning system. Eight public buildings in Shanghai have been chosen for analyzing the characteristics of energy consumption of the air conditioning system in real time.

Yang, X.; Tan, H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

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

188

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

189

Pages that link to "ConSol (Building Industry Research Alliance...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

| 500) Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwikiSpecial:WhatLinksHereConSol(BuildingIndustryResearchAlliance)" Special pages About us Disclaimers Energy blogs Developer...

190

Design-Build Process for the Research Support Facility (RSF) (Book)  

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An in-depth look at how the U.S. DOE and NREL used a performance-based design-build contract to build the Research Support Facility (RSF); one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the world.

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NREL researchers discover ways to increase accuracy in building energy simulations tools to improve predictions of  

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NREL researchers discover ways to increase accuracy in building energy simulations tools to improve calculate heat transfer through building enclosures to verify the benefit of energy efficiency upgrades) analysis to calculate the energy loss/gain through building walls and visualize different heat transfer

192

Research Support Facility - Zero Energy Building Moves Closer...  

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Features The RSF building showcases numerous high-performance design features, passive energy strategies, and renewable energy. It is a prototype for the future of...

193

Changes related to "ConSol (Building Industry Research Alliance...  

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Login | Sign Up Wiki Browse Latinoamrica Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy...

194

EETD Researcher Named a 2013 Star of Building Science by Building4Chan...  

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Division. Cited as an "internationally recognized expert in window technologies, faade systems and daylighting," Selkowitz was also the Head of EETD's former Building...

195

Research Highlights | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Clean Energy Clean Energy Research Areas Research Highlights Facilities and Centers Tools & Resources News and Awards Supporting Organizations Clean Energy Home | Science & Discovery | Clean Energy | Research Highlights SHARE Research Highlights 1-20 of 48 Results Advances in Understanding Durability of the Building Envelope: ORNL Research November 22, 2013 - Moisture, and its accompanying outriders - things like mold, corrosion, freeze damage, and decay - present powerful threats to the durability and long-term performance of a building envelope. First Annual Housing Innovation Award Winners Announced November 22, 2013 - On October 4, 2013, the US Department of Energy (DOE) presented the inaugural winners of the firstever Housing Innovation Awards.

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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 system integration research: recommendations for a US Department of Energy multiyear program plan  

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This plan describes the scope, technical content, and resources required to conduct the Building System Integration (BSI) research program during FY 1987 through 1991. System integration research is defined, the need for the research is discussed, its benefits are outlined, and the history of building system integration research is summarized. The program scope, the general approach taken in developing this program plan, and the plan's contents are also described.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Building research capacity in Education: evidence from recent initiatives in England, Scotland and Wales.  

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Building research capacity in Education: evidence from recent initiatives in England, Scotland and Wales. Zoe Fowler, Adela Baird, Stephen Baron, Susan M.B.Davies, Richard Procter and Jane Salisbury. Corresponding author: Zoe Fowler, Independent... of expertise as they move between unrelated research projects (Fowler and Procter, 2008). Typically, short-term funded research projects have little opportunity to invest in building research capacity. These factors affect professional identifies, and the ways...

Fowler, Zoe Louise; Baird, Adela; Davies, Susan M B; Procter, Richard; Baron, Stephen; Salisbury, Jane

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Building America Research Benchmark Definition: Updated December 2009  

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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

200

Building and Fire Publications  

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... of the Impact of Commercial Building Envelope Airtightness on HVAC Energy Use. ... Seem, JE; House, JM; Monroe, RH; Optimization of Finned-Tube ...

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201

Building and Fire Publications  

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... approaches: a base case of envelope infiltration only, passive inlet vents in ... building air change rates, air distribution within the house, heating and ...

202

An Overview of the Building Energy Retrofit Research Program  

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A relatively new program of the U.S. Department of Energy has been established to focus on the technical, financial, and behavioral barriers to improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings through retrofit. The program is organized by the three building sectors (single-family, multi-family, and commercial) and is implemented with expertise from four national laboratories, Princeton University, and the Alliance to Save Energy in cooperation with a large number of state, utility, and local agencies. This paper summarizes the objectives, approach, and accomplishments of the program.

Mixon, W. R.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

OSU Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group Citation Index  

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. Experimental validation of the simulation module of the water-cooled variable refrigerant flow system under, Y., J. Wu, and S. Shiochi. 2009. Modeling and energy simulation of the variable refrigerant flow air, J., S.Wang, X. Xu, and Y.Chen. 2009. Short time step heat flow calculation of building constructions

204

Tackling the Improved Control of Mixed-Mode Buildings: A Research Update  

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Tackling the Improved Control of Mixed-Mode Buildings: A Research Update Tackling the Improved Control of Mixed-Mode Buildings: A Research Update Speaker(s): Peter May-Ostendorp Date: March 29, 2010 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: William Fisk (This presentation by Peter May-Ostendorp will begin with an introduction to building energy research at UC Boulder, by Prof. Gregor Henze.) Mixed-mode (MM) cooling is a promising building design strategy for low-energy cooling that incorporates natural ventilation alongside other forms of space conditioning. A properly designed system will intelligently switch between modes of cooling to maximize energy savings, while preserving occupant comfort. The near-optimal operation of MM buildings is explored through a model-predictive control (MPC) study using a purpose-built optimization environment coupled to EnergyPlus. Preliminary

205

New Construction Jobs Begin as Argonne Builds New Energy Research Facility  

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

Construction Jobs Begin as Argonne Builds New Energy Research Construction Jobs Begin as Argonne Builds New Energy Research Facility New Construction Jobs Begin as Argonne Builds New Energy Research Facility June 3, 2011 - 2:08pm Addthis Senator Richard Durbin, University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer, Secretary Chu, and Argonne Director Eric Isaacs break ground for the new Energy Sciences Building. | Photo Courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory Senator Richard Durbin, University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer, Secretary Chu, and Argonne Director Eric Isaacs break ground for the new Energy Sciences Building. | Photo Courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory Lindsey Geisler Lindsey Geisler Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs America has a long tradition of scientific inquiry and breakthroughs. And

206

Research Profile Smart building materials of new generation can be decisive  

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chemical synthesis have the potential to revolutionize the use of aerogels for building insulationResearch Profile Smart building materials of new generation can be decisive for a wiser use for construction to aerogel compounds for insulation, the last few years have seen impressive developments in terms

Sandoghdar, Vahid

207

Buildings Energy Data Book: 1.3 Value of Construction and Research  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

6 6 FY2003-2005 Green Building R&D, as Share of Federal Budget and by Organization Budget Function National Defense 57.2% | DOE Health 23.1% | EPA Other energy, general science, | NSF natural resources, and environment 8.0% | PIER (1) Space research and technology 6.3% | DOC-NIST Transportation 1.5% | NYSERDA Agriculture 1.5% | HUD Veterans' benefits and services research 0.7% | GSA Green building 0.2% | ASHRAE Other functions (2) 1.6% Total 100% Note(s): Source(s): 3,000 2,400 1) PIER = Public Interest Energy Research. 2) Includes education, training, employment, and social services; income security; and commerce. U.S. Green Building Council, Green Building Research Funding: An Assessment of Current Activity in the United States, 2006, Chart 1, p. 3, Chart 2, p. 3. 25,317 22,940 11,100 7,500

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New TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8  

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

TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8 Million DOE Award New TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8 Million DOE Award A new award of nearly $18.8 million over a five-year period from the Department of Energy (DOE) and contributions from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will fund the new Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) project, an expanded effort of the current project TCIP. New TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8 Million DOE Award More Documents & Publications Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems 2010 Peer Review Presentations - Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems 2010 Peer Review

209

Research on the Statistical Method of Energy Consumption for Public Buildings in China  

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The purpose of this research is to develop a national statistical system for energy consumption data for public buildings in China, in order to provide data support for building energy efficiency work. The framework for a national statistical system of energy consumption for public buildings is presented in this paper. The statistical index system of energy consumption constitutes three aspects: general characteristics of public buildings, opposition and utilization of energy consumption equipment, and energy consumption quantities. On this basis, a set of statistical reports is derived to measure the energy consumption of cities, provinces and the country.

Chen, S.; Li, N.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: ZIP  

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Whole Building Analysis Codes & Standards Materials, Components, Equipment, & Systems Envelope Systems HVAC Equipment & Systems Lighting Systems Other Applications Tools Listed...

211

BUILDING VENTILATION AND INDOOR AIR QUALITY  

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foam insulation, and radon from building gas context of withbuilding envelope to reduce exfiltration and infiltration, improving insulation,

Hollowell, C.D.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

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...

213

Building Technologies Office: Space Heating and Cooling Research  

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(HVAC) and refrigeration. DOE is conducting research into integration of optimized heat exchanger designs into new products and space conditioning systems. DOE projects...

214

Indoor-Outdoor Air Leakage of Apartments and Commercial Buildings  

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Measured Airflows in a Multifamily Building," AirflowPerformance of Building Envelopes, Components, and Systems,APARTMENTS AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS Price, P.N. ; Shehabi,

Price, P.N.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

The Design-Build Process for the Research Support Facility (RSF), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)  

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Design-Build Process for Design-Build Process for the Research Support Facility An in-depth look at how the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory used a performance-based design-build contract process to build one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the world. Table of Contents The Design-Build Process for the Research Support Facility | 1 Table of Contents Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Building Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Owner Roles and Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Acquisition Strategy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Defining Performance Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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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

217

Whitehead Biomedical Research Building at Emory University, Atlanta...  

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will cover the additional first cost. Project Description The Whitehead Biomedical Research Facility is an eight-story, 325,000 gross ft 2 (212,264 net ft 2 ) laboratory...

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Hypothesis-based research on the causes of sick building symptoms: A design for Phases 2 and 3 of the California Healthy Building Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The California Healthy Building Study (CHBS) is a multidisciplinary research based in 12 office buildings within California. The overall goal the CHBS is to elucidate relationships between occurrences of office worker health symptoms and characteristics of the workers' buildings, ventilation systems, work spaces, jobs, and indoor environments. A Phase-1 study was completed during 1990. The California Institute for Energy Efficiency (CIEE), through its Exploratory Research Program, supported the design of research plans for two future phases of the CHBS. The intent of the CIEE-supported effort was to design research to be conducted in the Phase-1 buildings that capitalizes on the Phase-1 research findings and also on recently-published results of research from other institutions. This report describes the research plans developed with CIEE support and presents the rationale for these research plans.

Fisk, W.J.; Hodgson, A.T.; Daisey, J.M.; Faulkner, D. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)); Macher, J.M. (California Dept. of Health Services, Berkeley, CA (United States). Air and Industrial Hygiene Lab.); Mendell, M.J. (National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH (United States). Industrywide Studies Branch)

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hypothesis-based research on the causes of sick building symptoms: A design for Phases 2 and 3 of the California Healthy Building Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The California Healthy Building Study (CHBS) is a multidisciplinary research based in 12 office buildings within California. The overall goal the CHBS is to elucidate relationships between occurrences of office worker health symptoms and characteristics of the workers` buildings, ventilation systems, work spaces, jobs, and indoor environments. A Phase-1 study was completed during 1990. The California Institute for Energy Efficiency (CIEE), through its Exploratory Research Program, supported the design of research plans for two future phases of the CHBS. The intent of the CIEE-supported effort was to design research to be conducted in the Phase-1 buildings that capitalizes on the Phase-1 research findings and also on recently-published results of research from other institutions. This report describes the research plans developed with CIEE support and presents the rationale for these research plans.

Fisk, W.J.; Hodgson, A.T.; Daisey, J.M.; Faulkner, D. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); Macher, J.M. [California Dept. of Health Services, Berkeley, CA (United States). Air and Industrial Hygiene Lab.; Mendell, M.J. [National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH (United States). Industrywide Studies Branch

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings  

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Residential Buildings Residential Buildings to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Technology Research, Standards, & Codes Popular Residential Links Success Stories Previous Next Warming Up to Pump Heat. Lighten Energy Loads with System Design. Cut Refrigerator Energy Use to Save Money. Tools EnergyPlus Whole Building Simulation Program

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New TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8  

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

TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8 Million DOE Award New TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8 Million DOE Award November 25, 2009 - 1:23pm Addthis A new award of nearly $18.8 million over a five-year period from the Department of Energy (DOE) and contributions from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will fund the new Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) project, an expanded effort of the current project TCIP. The new TCIPG research program will develop and integrate information technologies with properties-such as real-time availability, integrity, authentication, and confidentiality-that are key to a modern, reliable, and efficient electric power grid. Formerly funded primarily by the National Science Foundation, the original

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New TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8  

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

New TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly New TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8 Million DOE Award New TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8 Million DOE Award November 25, 2009 - 1:23pm Addthis A new award of nearly $18.8 million over a five-year period from the Department of Energy (DOE) and contributions from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will fund the new Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) project, an expanded effort of the current project TCIP. The new TCIPG research program will develop and integrate information technologies with properties-such as real-time availability, integrity, authentication, and confidentiality-that are key to a modern, reliable, and efficient electric power grid. Formerly funded primarily by the National Science Foundation, the original

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Construction of a Solid State Research Facility, Building 3150. Environmental Assessment  

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The Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to construct a new facility to house the Materials Synthesis Group (MSG) and the Semiconductor Physics Group (SPG) of the Solid State Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The location of the proposed action is Roane County, Tennessee. MSG is involved in the study of crystal growth and the preparation and characterization of advanced materials, such as high-temperature superconductors, while SPG is involved in semiconductor physics research. All MSG and a major pardon of SPG research activities are now conducted in Building 2000, a deteriorating structure constructed in the 1940. The physical deterioration of the roof; the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system; and the plumbing make this building inadequate for supporting research activities. The proposed project is needed to provide laboratory and office space for MSG and SPG and to ensure that research activities can continue without interruption due to deficiencies in the building and its associated utility systems.

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224

Commercial Buildings  

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Exterior glass windows of office tower Commercial Buildings Commercial building systems research explores different ways to integrate the efforts of research in windows, lighting,...

225

Proceedings of the ASHRAE/DOE/BTECC Conference, Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings VII, Clearwater Beach, Florida, December 7-11, 1998  

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LBNL-41694 BS-384 Proceedings of the ASHRAE/DOE/BTECC Conference, Thermal Performance. Sullivan L. Beltran E.S. Lee M. Rubin, Ph.D. S. E. Selkowitz Member ASHRAE ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION Research

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Building Technologies Office: About Emerging Technologies  

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Emerging Technologies Emerging Technologies The Emerging Technologies team funds the research and development of cost-effective, energy-efficient building technologies within five years of commercialization. Learn more about the: Key Technologies Benefits Results Key Technologies Specific technologies pursued within the Emerging Technologies team include: Lighting: advanced solid-state lighting systems, including core technology research and development, manufacturing R&D, and market development Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC): heat pumps, heat exchangers, and working fluids Building Envelope: highly insulating and dynamic windows, cool roofs, building thermal insulation, façades, daylighting, and fenestration Water Heating: heat pump water heaters and solar water heaters

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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

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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

229

NREL: Buildings Research - Utility Bill Calibration Test Cases  

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Utility Bill Calibration Test Cases Utility Bill Calibration Test Cases The diagram below illustrates the utility bill calibration test cases in BESTEST-EX. In these cases, participants are given input ranges and synthetic utility bills. Software tools calibrate key model inputs using the utility bills and then predict energy savings for the different retrofit cases. Participant energy savings predictions using calibrated models are compared to NREL predictions using state-of-the-art building energy simulation programs. For self-testing, participants should not view reference results until after tested software results have been generated. This diagram provides an overview of the BESTEST-EX utility bill calibration case process. On the left side of the diagram is a box labeled "BESTEST-EX Document" with a list that contains two bulleted items. The first bullet reads "Defines a representative existing home and several retrofit measures." The second bullet reads "Provides input ranges for key model inputs." Underneath this list is an image of a house and to the right of the house is a listing of the measures: R-wall=4.5-6.2; ELA=137-216 in2 ; Tsat=60-75°F, etc. Underneath this grouping is another bullet that reads "Presents utility bills that were generated by: A) randomly selecting key model inputs within ranges (values remain hidden); B) running test cases with selected inputs in EnergyPlus, DOE2.1E, and SUNREL." Below this bullet is a bar graph showing energy savings on the y axis and retrofit measure on the x axis. Inside the graph area is text reading "Reference results remains hidden for utility bill calibration cases." An arrow labeled "Results" points horizontally to the right to the results box. From the top half of this box are two arrows that are labeled "Input Ranges" and "Utility Bills" and points horizontally to the right to another smaller box that is labeled "Audit Software Provider." Underneath this heading are three bullets: one reads "Creates model of existing home knowing input ranges from test," the next one reads "Calibrates model inputs using utility bills," and the third one reads "Predicts retrofit energy savings. Underneath these bullets is an image of a house; to the right of this is a bar graph showing energy savings on the y axis and retrofit measure on the x axis. From this box an arrow labeled "Results" points directly below

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Working with Production Home Builders to Build and Research "Near Zero  

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Working with Production Home Builders to Build and Research "Near Zero Working with Production Home Builders to Build and Research "Near Zero Energy" Homes & Communities in California Speaker(s): Bruce Baccei Date: March 23, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 For a glimpse of the houses of tomorrow, one need look no further than the work of a few forward-thinking production builders. Combining solar energy technologies with energy-efficient features and energy-saving construction techniques, these builders are constructing production houses that generate nearly as much electricity as they consume on an annual basis.The houses, developed under the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America research program, act as miniature power plants. As a result, the estimated total annual energy cost for houses in the Zero-Energy Home (ZEH) program

231

Research utilization in the building industry: decision model and preliminary assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Research Utilization Program was conceived as a far-reaching means for managing the interactions of the private sector and the federal research sector as they deal with energy conservation in buildings. The program emphasizes a private-public partnership in planning a research agenda and in applying the results of ongoing and completed research. The results of this task support the hypothesis that the transfer of R and D results to the buildings industry can be accomplished more efficiently and quickly by a systematic approach to technology transfer. This systematic approach involves targeting decision makers, assessing research and information needs, properly formating information, and then transmitting the information through trusted channels. The purpose of this report is to introduce elements of a market-oriented knowledge base, which would be useful to the Building Systems Division, the Office of Buildings and Community Systems and their associated laboratories in managing a private-public research partnership on a rational systematic basis. This report presents conceptual models and data bases that can be used in formulating a technology transfer strategy and in planning technology transfer programs.

Watts, R.L.; Johnson, D.R.; Smith, S.A.; Westergard, E.J.

1985-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

1.1 Buildings Sector Energy Consumption 1.1 Buildings Sector Energy Consumption 1.2 Building Sector Expenditures 1.3 Value of Construction and Research 1.4 Environmental Data 1.5 Generic Fuel Quad and Comparison 1.6 Embodied Energy of Building Assemblies 2The Residential Sector 3Commercial Sector 4Federal Sector 5Envelope and Equipment 6Energy Supply 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to the tables Chapter 1 provides an overview of energy use in the U.S. buildings sector, which includes single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. Commercial buildings include offices, stores, restaurants, warehouses, other buildings used for commercial purposes, and government buildings. Section 1.1 presents data on primary energy consumption, as well as energy consumption by end use. Section 1.2 focuses on energy and fuel expenditures in U.S. buildings. Section 1.3 provides estimates of construction spending, R&D, and construction industry employment. Section 1.4 covers emissions from energy use in buildings, construction waste, and other environmental impacts. Section 1.5 discusses key measures used throughout the Data Book, such as a quad, primary versus delivered energy, and carbon emissions. Section 1.6 provides estimates of embodied energy for various commercial building assemblies. The main points from this chapter are summarized below:

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Building Technologies Office: Recovery Act-Funded Working Fluid Projects  

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Working Fluid Projects to someone by E-mail Working Fluid Projects to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Recovery Act-Funded Working Fluid Projects on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Recovery Act-Funded Working Fluid Projects on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Recovery Act-Funded Working Fluid Projects on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Recovery Act-Funded Working Fluid Projects on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Recovery Act-Funded Working Fluid Projects on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Recovery Act-Funded Working Fluid Projects on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research Windows, Skylights, & Doors Research Space Heating & Cooling Research

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33Research Horizons Above: The Sustainable Facilities and Infrastructure Branch at the Georgia Tech Research Institute recently hosted a "green" building  

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a park in Colorado where buildings had been outfitted with a solar water-heating system.The operations Research Institute recently hosted a "green" building seminar to help participants learn to apply sustainable materials and methods to construction and renovation projects. S ustainable building isn

Sherrill, David

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2012 IECC Commercial Scope and Envelope Requirements  

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BUILDING ENERGY CODES UNIVERSITY www.energycodes.gov/becu BUILDING ENERGY CODES UNIVERSITY www.energycodes.gov/becu 1 BUILDING ENERGY CODES UNIVERSITY PNNL-SA-82105 2012 IECC Commercial Scope and Envelope Requirements July 2011 BUILDING ENERGY CODES UNIVERSITY www.energycodes.gov/becu 2 Does My Project Need to Comply with the Commercial Provisions in the IECC? All Buildings Other Than:  One- and two-family residential  R-2, R-3, R-4 three stories or less in height BUILDING ENERGY CODES UNIVERSITY www.energycodes.gov/becu 3 Change in Occupancy C101.4.4  Spaces undergoing a change in occupancy that would result in an increase in demand for either fossil fuel or electrical energy shall comply with this code.  Where the use in a space changes from one to another, the installed lighting wattage shall comply

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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

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26 ASHRAE Transactions: Research Cooling-dominated commercial and institutional build-  

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26 ASHRAE Transactions: Research ABSTRACT Cooling-dominated commercial and institutional build Simulation Approach Mahadevan Ramamoorthy Hui Jin Student Member ASHRAE Student Member ASHRAE Andrew D. Chiasson Jeffrey D. Spitler, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Member ASHRAE Member ASHRAE Mahadevan Ramamoorthy

238

Building a research university ecosystem: the case of software engineering education at Sofia University  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper analyses the specifics and the tendencies in building the knowledge society as well as the role of the universities in this process. Some European policies and programs dedicated to the new role of the universities in realizing the Lisbon ... Keywords: research university ecosystem, software engineering education, universities in knowledge society

Roumen Nikolov; Sylvia Ilieva

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Over the energy edge: Results from a seven year new commercial buildings research and demonstration project  

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Edge was a research oriented demonstration project that began in 1985. Twenty-eight commercial buildings were designed and constructed to use 30% less electricity than a hypothetical simulated baseline building. Average savings from the 18 buildings evaluated with post-occupancy, ``tuned`` simulation models were less, at 17%. The cost-effectiveness of the energy-efficiency measures at six of the 18 projects met the target cost-of-conserved (CCE) energy of 5.6cent/kWh for the total package of measures. The most important reason energy savings were not as great as predicted is that the actual, installed energy-efficiency measures and building characteristics changed from the design assumptions. The cost effectiveness of the measures would have been greater if the baseline was common practice rather than assumptions based on the regional building code. For example, the Energy Edge small offices use about 30% to 50% less energy than comparable new buildings. Savings also would have been greater if commissioning had been included within the program. Future projects should consider lower-cost ``hands-on`` evaluation techniques that provide direct feedback on measure performance based on functional and diagnostic testing, with annual check-ups to ensure persistence of savings.

Piette, M.A.; Nordman, B.; deBuen, O.; Diamond, R. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); Codey, B. [Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (United States)

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Auxiliary Cooling Loads in Passively Cooled Buildings: An Experimental Research Study  

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Currently accepted methods of passive cooling offset only sensible building loads. In the warm, humid southeastern gulf coast climates the latent building load can comprise 35% of the building load in the typical residence. As the sensible load on residences in these climates is reduced or offset by passive cooling techniques, this latent cooling load percentage increases rapidly. In such residences the auxiliary cooling load cannot be effectively met by conventional cooling equipment . The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) is examining the auxiliary cooling requirements of residences in warm, humid climates. The study addresses both the thermal and moisture response of buildings. A total of eight wall systems, three frame wall types and five concrete block wall types are under test at the FSEC Passive Cooling Laboratory (PCL) in Cape Canaveral. Moisture studies involve examination of the absorption and desorption rates of building materials and furnishings and the development of improved moisture migration modeling techniques for inclusion in building energy analysis programs. TARP (Thermal Analysis Research program), developed at NBS by George Walton, and FLOAD, by FCHART Software, have been chosen as the analysis programs with which cooling examined.

Fairey, P.; Vieira, R.; Chandra, S.; Kerestecioglu, A.; Kalaghchy, S.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Building Research  

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... the ceramic coating inside a gas turbine or how ... What do gas pumps, truck scales, blood cholesterol tests ... of solids, liquids or gases characterized by ...

242

INDOOR AIR QUALITY MEASUREMENTS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS  

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stone Wallboard Paint Insulation Building Contents Heatingbuilding envelopes to reduce leakage and inf"ltration rates, improving insulation,

Hollowell, C.D.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

New TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8 Million DOE Award  

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

TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8 Million DOE Award TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8 Million DOE Award November 5, 2009 A new award of nearly $18.8 million over a five-year period from the Department of Energy (DOE) and contributions from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will fund the new Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) project, an expanded effort of the current project TCIP. The new TCIPG research program will develop and integrate information technologies with properties-such as real-time availability, integrity, authentication, and confidentiality-that are key to a modern, reliable, and efficient electric power grid. Formerly funded primarily by the National Science Foundation, the original TCIP project was formed in fall 2005 with support from DOE and DHS. In its first three years, the project developed a range of

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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

245

Safeguards Envelope Methodology  

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Nuclear safeguards are intrinsic and extrinsic features of a facility which reduce probability of the successful acquisition of special nuclear material (SNM) by hostile actors. Future bulk handling facilities in the United States will include both domestic and international safeguards as part of a voluntary agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency. A new framework for safeguards, the Safeguards Envelope Methodology, is presented. A safeguards envelope is a set of operational and safeguards parameters that define a range, or envelope, of operating conditions that increases confidence as to the location and assay of nuclear material without increasing costs from security or safety. Facilities operating within safeguards envelopes developed by this methodology will operate with a higher confidence, a lower false alarm rate, and reduced safeguards impact on the operator. Creating a safeguards envelope requires bringing together security, safety, and safeguards best practices. This methodology is applied to an example facility, the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant. An example diversion scenario in the front-end of this nuclear reprocessing facility, using actual operating data, shows that the diversion could have been detected more easily by changing operational parameters, and these changed operational parameters would not sacrifice the operational efficiency of the facility, introduce security vulnerabilities, or create a safety hazard.

Metcalf, Richard

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS PROGRAM. CHAPTER FROM THE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT DIVISION ANNUAL REPORT 1979  

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The research reported in this volume was undertaken during FY 1979 within the Energy & Environment Division of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. This volume will comprise a section of the Energy & Environment Division 1979 Annual Report, to be published in the summer of 1980. Work reported relate to: thermal performance of building envelopes; building ventilation and indoor air quality; a computer program for predicting energy use in buildings; study focused specifically on inherently energy intensive hospital buildings; energy efficient windows and lighting; potential for energy conservation and savings in the buildings sector; and evaluation of energy performance standards for residential buildings.

Authors, Various

1979-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

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 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

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Modeling pollutant penetration across building envelopes  

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and Development, Office o f Nonproliferation and Nationaland Development, Office o f Nonproliferation and National

Liu, De-Ling

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Take a comprehensive approach | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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looking at each building system in phases: lighting, plug loads, building envelope, and HVAC. HVAC comes last in this staged approach because by reducing all other system loads...

251

Technical support document for proposed 1994 revision of the MEC thermal envelope requirements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents the development of the proposed revision of the Council of American Building Officials` (CABO) 1994 supplement to the 1993 Model Energy Code (MEC) building thermal envelope requirements for maximum component U{sub 0}-value. The 1994 amendments to the 1993 MEC were established in last year`s code change cycle and did not change the envelope requirements. The research underlying the proposed MEC revision was conducted by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) for the US Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Standards program. The goal of this research was to develop revised guidelines based on an objective methodology that determines the most cost-effective (least total cost) combination of energy conservation measures (ECMs) (insulation levels and window types) for residential buildings. This least-cost set of ECMs was used as a basis for proposing revised MEC maximum U{sub 0}-values (thermal transmittances). ECMs include window types (for example, double-pane vinyl) and insulation levels (for example, R-19) for ceilings, walls, and floors.

Conner, C.C.; Lucas, R.G.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Residential Buildings  

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Apartment building exterior and interior Apartment building exterior and interior Residential Buildings EETD's research in residential buildings addresses problems associated with whole-building integration involving modeling, measurement, design, and operation. Areas of research include the movement of air and associated penalties involving distribution of pollutants, energy and fresh air. Contacts Max Sherman MHSherman@lbl.gov (510) 486-4022 Iain Walker ISWalker@lbl.gov (510) 486-4692 Links Residential Building Systems Group Batteries and Fuel Cells Buildings Energy Efficiency Applications Commercial Buildings Cool Roofs and Heat Islands Demand Response Energy Efficiency Program and Market Trends High Technology and Industrial Systems Lighting Systems Residential Buildings Simulation Tools Sustainable Federal Operations

253

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.

254

Jacketed lamp bulb envelope  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A jacketed lamp bulb envelope includes a ceramic cup having an open end and a partially closed end, the partially closed end defining an aperture, a lamp bulb positioned inside the ceramic cup abutting the aperture, and a reflective ceramic material at least partially covering a portion of the bulb not abutting the aperture. The reflective ceramic material may substantially fill an interior volume of the ceramic cup not occupied by the bulb. The ceramic cup may include a structural feature for aiding in alignment of the jacketed lamp bulb envelope in a lamp. The ceramic cup may include an external flange about a periphery thereof. One example of a jacketed lamp bulb envelope includes a ceramic cup having an open end and a closed end, a ceramic washer covering the open end of the ceramic cup, the washer defining an aperture therethrough, a lamp bulb positioned inside the ceramic cup abutting the aperture, and a reflective ceramic material filling an interior volume of the ceramic cup not occupied by the bulb. A method of packing a jacketed lamp bulb envelope of the type comprising a ceramic cup with a lamp bulb disposed therein includes the steps of filling the ceramic cup with a flowable slurry of reflective material, and applying centrifugal force to the cup to pack the reflective material therein.

MacLennan, Donald A. (Gaithersburg, MD); Turner, Brian P. (Damascus, MD); Gitsevich, Aleksandr (Gaithersburg, MD); Bass, Gary K. (Mt. Airy, MD); Dolan, James T. (Frederick, MD); Kipling, Kent (Gaithersburg, MD); Kirkpatrick, Douglas A. (Great Falls, VA); Leng, Yongzhang (Damascus, MD); Levin, Izrail (Silver Spring, MD); Roy, Robert J. (Frederick, MD); Shanks, Bruce (Gaithersburg, MD); Smith, Malcolm (Alexandria, VA); Trimble, William C. (Columbia, MD); Tsai, Peter (Olney, MD)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Safeguards Envelope Progress FY10  

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The Safeguards Envelope is a strategy to determine a set of specific operating parameters within which nuclear facilities may operate to maximize safeguards effectiveness without sacrificing safety or plant efficiency. This paper details the additions to the advanced operating techniques that will be applied to real plant process monitoring (PM) data from the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP). Research this year focused on combining disparate pieces of data together to maximize operating time with minimal downtime due to safeguards. A Chi-Square and Croiser's cumulative sum were both included as part of the new analysis. Because of a major issue with the original data, the implementation of the two new tests did not add to the existing set of tests, though limited one-variable optimization made a small increase in detection probability. Additional analysis was performed to determine if prior analysis would have caused a major security or safety operating envelope issue. It was determined that a safety issue would have resulted from the prior research, but that the security may have been increased under certain conditions.

Richard Metcalf

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Improving Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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test procedure evaluates quality and accuracy of energy test procedure evaluates quality and accuracy of energy analysis tools for the residential building retrofit market. Reducing the energy use of existing homes in the United States offers significant energy-saving opportunities, which can be identified through building simulation software tools that calculate optimal packages of efficiency measures. To improve the accuracy of energy analysis for residential buildings, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Buildings Research team developed the Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX), a method for diagnosing and correcting errors in building energy audit software and calibration procedures. BESTEST-EX consists of building physics and utility bill calibration test cases, which soft-

257

Building technolgies program. 1994 annual report  

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The objective of the Building Technologies program is to assist the U.S. building industry in achieving substantial reductions in building sector energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions while improving comfort, amenity, health, and productivity in the building sector. We have focused our past efforts on two major building systems, windows and lighting, and on the simulation tools needed by researchers and designers to integrate the full range of energy efficiency solutions into achievable, cost-effective design solutions for new and existing buildings. In addition, we are now taking more of an integrated systems and life cycle perspective to create cost-effective solutions for more energy efficient, comfortable, and productive work and living environments. More than 30% of all energy use in buildings is attributable to two sources: windows and lighting. Together they account for annual consumer energy expenditures of more than $50 billion. Each affects not only energy use by other major building systems, but also comfort and productivity-factors that influence building economics far more than does direct energy consumption alone. Windows play a unique role in the building envelope, physically separating the conditioned space from the world outside without sacrificing vital visual contact. Throughout every space in a building, lighting systems facilitate a variety of tasks associated with a wide range of visual requirements while defining the luminous qualities of the indoor environment. Window and lighting systems are thus essential components of any comprehensive building science program.

Selkowitz, S.E.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

ACCELERATOR SAFETY ENVELOPE  

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BCASE-001, Ver. 2 BCASE-001, Ver. 2 Booster Commissioning Accelerator Safety Envelope For the National Synchrotron Light Source II Photon Sciences Directorate Version 2 December 8, 2011 Prepared by Brookhaven National Laboratory P.O. Box 5000 Upton, NY 11973-5000 managed by Brookhaven Science Associates for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Basic Energy Science under contract DE-AC02-98CD10886 Booster Commissioning Accelerator Safety Envelope (BCASE) ii Photon Sciences Directorate ii DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, nor any of their contractors, subcontractors, or their employees, makes any warranty,

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ACCELERATOR SAFETY ENVELOPE  

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LCASE-001, Ver. 3 LCASE-001, Ver. 3 Linac Commissioning Accelerator Safety Envelope For the National Synchrotron Light Source II Photon Sciences Directorate Version 3 December 8, 2011 Prepared by Brookhaven National Laboratory P.O. Box 5000 Upton, NY 11973-5000 managed by Brookhaven Science Associates for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Basic Energy Science under contract DE-AC02-98CD10886 Linac Commissioning Accelerator Safety Envelope (LCASE) ii Photon Sciences Directorate ii DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, nor any of their contractors, subcontractors, or their employees, makes any warranty,

260

Simulations Predict Savings From More Airtight Buildings  

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... Investigation of the Impact of Commercial Building Envelope Airtightness on HVAC Energy Use (NISTIR 7238) is available at http://fire.nist.gov ...

2012-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Guidelines for Sustainable Building Design: Recommendations from...  

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

262

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Acoustics Program  

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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 Envelope...

263

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.

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2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Proceedings of the 25th Seismic Research Review -- Nuclear Explosion Monitoring: Building the Knowledge Base  

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These proceedings contain papers prepared for the 25th Seismic Research Review -- Nuclear Explosion Monitoring: Building the Knowledge Base, held 23-25 September, 2003 in Tucson, Arizona. These papers represent the combined research related to ground-based nuclear explosion monitoring funded by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), US Army Space and Missile Defense Command, and other invited sponsors. The scientific objectives of the research are to improve the United States capability to detect, locate, and identify nuclear explosions. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the sponsoring agencies, as well as potential users, an opportunity to review research accomplished during the preceding year and to discuss areas of investigation for the coming year. For the researchers, it provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information toward achieving program goals, and an opportunity to discuss results and future plans. Paper topics include: seismic regionalization and calibration; detection and location of sources; wave propagation from source to receiver; the nature of seismic sources, including mining practices; hydroacoustic, infrasound, and radionuclide methods; on-site inspection; and data processing.

Chavez, Francesca C. [Editor; Mendius, E. Louise [Editor

2003-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

265

Optics and materials research for controlled radiant energy transfer in buildings. Final technical report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The primary objective of this project was to perform the optics and materials research necessary to identify and solve the technical problems associated with fabricating durable, variable reflectivity electrochromic windows for energy efficient buildings and vehicles. The research performed at the Tufts Electro-Optics Technology Center (EOTC) has identified and solved nearly all the significant problems, as discussed below in this final technical report. There still remains, however, one important problem to be solved--i.e., to better understand the science of deposition processes and thereby develop and optimize one or more production-worthy deposition processes that could be used for the practical production of affordable, variable reflectivity electrochromic windows. Therefore, it is recommended that such studies be carried out with the goals of: (1) determining the probable practical limits of performance; and, very importantly, (2) to develop and optimize deposition processes that could be used for the practical production of affordable electrochromic windows.

Goldner, R.B.

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Research on the Effect of a Planting Roof on the Thermal Load of a Business Building  

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A pair of comparative testing rooms (one with an ordinary roof and the other with a planting roof) was established in our laboratory, and in- situ measurement (in summer) data have been collected and treated. The indoor thermal environment was analyzed and the thermal load within each room was calculated Comparative analysis of thermal loads of these two rooms was done. Reduction of thermal load by the planting roof is clearly shown from our research work. A theoretical analysis of the effect of the planting roof on the room's thermal load was done, and theoretical relations between outdoor air temperature and indoor thermal load within certain region were established. The feasibility analysis of the application of our research work to the business building was also completed. The summer cooling load reduction characteristics, the energy saving characteristics on air conditioning system, the yearly electricity consumption reduction, the yearly consumption amount reduction of Primary Energy, the discharge amount reduction of sensible heat to outdoor atmosphere in summer, and the yearly discharge amount reduction of greenhouse gases to the outdoor atmosphere from air conditioning system due to the planting roof are also predicted. A corresponding economic analysis is also presented in this paper. The results show the advantages of the planting roof, and also promote the widespread application of the planting roof to business buildings.

Zhang, W.; Wu, J.; Wei, Y.; Gao, X.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

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

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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

268

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

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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

269

Refrigerated cryogenic envelope  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An elongated cryogenic envelope including an outer tube and an inner tube coaxially spaced within said inner tube so that the space therebetween forms a vacuum chamber for holding a vacuum. The inner and outer tubes are provided with means for expanding or contracting during thermal changes. A shield is located in the vacuum chamber intermediate the inner and outer tubes; and, a refrigeration tube for directing refrigeration to the shield is coiled about at least a portion of the inner tube within the vacuum chamber to permit the refrigeration tube to expand or contract along its length during thermal changes within said vacuum chamber.

Loudon, John D. (Boulder, CO)

1976-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

270

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers enhanced this building energy optimization tool to analyze  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

data, and standard occupants. BEopt has been used extensively in the U.S. Department of Energy Energy Optimization Software. U.S. Department of Energy Building America website. www.buildings.energy.gov/building_america/building_energy of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated

271

Building Technologies Office: Integrated Whole-Building Energy Diagnostics  

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Building Technologies Office: About Residential Building Programs  

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About Residential About Residential Building Programs to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: About Residential Building Programs on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: About Residential Building Programs on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: About Residential Building Programs on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: About Residential Building Programs on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: About Residential Building Programs on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: About Residential Building Programs on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Technology Research, Standards, & Codes Popular Residential Links Success Stories Previous Next Warming Up to Pump Heat.

273

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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Energy Model Development and Heating Energy Investigation of the Nested Thermal Envelope Design (NTED (tm)).  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Space heating accounts for approximately 60% of residential energy use in Canada. Minimizing envelope heat losses is one approach to reducing this percentage. Preliminary research (more)

DIxon, Erin Elizabeth

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Glossary | Building Energy Codes Program  

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W Watt Wall Opaque portion of the building envelope. Warm-Up Increase in space temperature to occupied set point after a period of shutdown or setback. Water Economizer A system by...

276

Minimum cost model energy code envelope requirements  

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This paper describes the analysis underlying development of the U.S. Department of Energy`s proposed revisions of the Council of American Building Officials (CABO) 1993 Model Energy Code (MEC) building thermal envelope requirements for single-family and low-rise multifamily residences. This analysis resulted in revised MEC envelope conservation levels based on an objective methodology that determined the minimum-cost combination of energy efficiency measures (EEMs) for residences in different locations around the United States. The proposed MEC revision resulted from a cost-benefit analysis from the consumer`s perspective. In this analysis, the costs of the EEMs were balanced against the benefit of energy savings. Detailed construction, financial, economic, and fuel cost data were compiled, described in a technical support document, and incorporated in the analysis. A cost minimization analysis was used to compare the present value of the total long-nm costs for several alternative EEMs and to select the EEMs that achieved the lowest cost for each location studied. This cost minimization was performed for 881 cities in the United States, and the results were put into the format used by the MEC. This paper describes the methodology for determining minimum-cost energy efficiency measures for ceilings, walls, windows, and floors and presents the results in the form of proposed revisions to the MEC. The proposed MEC revisions would, on average, increase the stringency of the MEC by about 10%.

Connor, C.C.; Lucas, R.G.; Turchen, S.J.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

278

Building Technologies Program: Building America Publications  

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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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Community-Based Participatory Research for Building Community-Based Organizational Capacity: A Programmatic Assessment  

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Measures of Organizational Leadership for Health Promotion.to Organizational Capacity Building in Heart Healtha fresh look at organizational domains. Health Promotion

Tran, Jacqueline

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

NREL: Buildings Research - NREL Teams with concept3D to Develop...  

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NREL's Larry Brackney Applying NREL's advanced energy modeling framework and building energy audit processes, collaboration tools, and in-app media and concept3D's geometric...

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Community-Based Participatory Research for Building Community-Based Organizational Capacity: A Programmatic Assessment  

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the Effectiveness of Capacity-Building Initiatives: SevenOrganizational Development and Capacity. ....12-15 1.and Organizational Capacity..14-15 d.

Tran, Jacqueline

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: ModEn  

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hierarchy, starting from heat-moisture transfer processes in building envelopes up to HVAC systems of large enterprises, residential and industrial zones. ModEn simulation...

283

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: ArchiWIZARD  

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thermal performance of the building's envelope, domestic hot water needs, production of solar thermal installations), energy performance analysis, and hourly and mean...

284

Arizona -- Comparison of Commercial Building Energy Design Requirement...  

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Building Energy Design Requirements for Envelope and Lighting in Recent Versions of ASHRAEIESNA Standard 90.1 and the International Energy Conservation Code, with Application...

285

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Country -...  

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Brazil U Tool Applications Free Recently Updated UMIDUS moisture calculation, latent and sensible conduction loads, heat and mass transfer through building envelopes Free software....

286

Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

4.1 Federal Buildings Energy Consumption 4.1 Federal Buildings Energy Consumption 4.2 Federal Buildings and Facilities Characteristics 4.3 Federal Buildings and Facilities Expenditures 4.4 Legislation Affecting Energy Consumption of Federal Buildings and Facilities 5Envelope and Equipment 6Energy Supply 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to the tables This chapter provides information on Federal building energy consumption, characteristics, and expenditures, as well as information on legislation affecting said consumption. The main points from this chapter are summarized below: In FY 2007, Federal buildings accounted for 2.2% of all building energy consumption and 0.9% of total U.S. energy consumption.

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Research on Commercial Patterns of China Existing Building Energy Retrofit Based on Energy Management Contract  

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Existing building energy retrofit is one of the keys of building energy efficiency in China. According to experience in developed countries, implementation of energy management contract (EMC) is crucial to promote existing building energy retrofit, which means that the reduction of energy expenditure is used to pay the retrofit cost. The EMC program has a short payback period, high interior return rate and remarkable energy savings. This paper present the specialties and difficulties of existing building energy conservation in China and the development, service items and commercial patterns of EMC. We discuss the main methods and ways that EMC is applied to existing building energy retrofit at the original stage of building energy efficiency by analyzing the difference of EMC and other traditional energy efficiency patterns. Based on the analysis of three commercial patterns of EMC including guaranteed savings contract, shared savings contract and chauffage contract, we propose that the guaranteed savings contract is the main development direction of building energy efficiency service in China. At the same time, new financing methods and energy-saving measurement and verification standards should be established to ensure that EMC plays an important role in the process of existing building energy retrofit in China.

Han, Z.; Liu, C.; Sun, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Building Green in Greensburg: City Hall Building  

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

City Hall Building City Hall Building Destroyed in the tornado, City Hall was completed in October 2009 and built to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED ® ) Platinum designation. The 4,700-square-foot building serves as a symbol of Greensburg's vitality and leadership in becoming a sustainable community where social, environmental, and economic concerns are held in balance. It houses the City's administrative offices and council chambers, and serves as a gathering place for town meetings and municipal court sessions. According to energy analysis modeling results, the new City Hall building is 38% more energy efficient than an ASHRAE-compliant building of the same size and shape. ENERGY EFFICIENCY FEATURES * A well-insulated building envelope with an

289

Building Technologies Office: Sensor Suitcase for Small Commercial Building  

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Sensor Suitcase for Sensor Suitcase for Small Commercial Building Retro-Commissioning Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Sensor Suitcase for Small Commercial Building Retro-Commissioning Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Sensor Suitcase for Small Commercial Building Retro-Commissioning Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Sensor Suitcase for Small Commercial Building Retro-Commissioning Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Sensor Suitcase for Small Commercial Building Retro-Commissioning Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Sensor Suitcase for Small Commercial Building Retro-Commissioning Research Project on Digg

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 1.3 Value of Construction and Research  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

1 1 Estimated Value of All U.S. Construction Relative to the GDP ($2010) - 2007 estimated value of all U.S. construction was $1.82 trillion (including renovation; heavy construction; public works; residential, commercial, and industrial new construction; and non-contract work). - Compared to the $14.6 trillion 2007 U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), all construction held a 12.4% share. - In 2007, residential and commercial building renovation (valued at $496 billion) and new building construction (valued at $759 billion) was estimated to account for 69% (approximately $1.26 trillion) of the $1.81 trillion. Source(s): National Science and Technology Council, Construction & Building: Interagency Program for Technical Advancement in Construction and Building, 1999, p. 5;

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 1.3 Value of Construction and Research  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

4 2003 U.S. Private Investment into Construction R&D Sector Average Construction R&D (1) 1.2 Building Technology Heavy Construction 2.0 Appliances 2.0 Special Trade Construction...

292

Plug-Load Control and Behavioral Change Research in GSA Office Buildings  

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The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) owns and leases over 354 million square feet (ft2) of space in over 9,600 buildings [1]. GSA is a leader among federal agencies in aggressively pursuing energy efficiency (EE) opportunities for its facilities and installing renewable energy (RE) systems to provide heating, cooling, and power to these facilities. According to several energy assessments of GSA's buildings conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), plug-loads account for approximately 21% of the total electricity consumed within a standard GSA Region 3 office building. This study aims to provide insight on how to effectively manage plug-load energy consumption and attain higher energy and cost savings for plug-loads. As GSA improves the efficiency of its building stock, plug-loads will become an even greater portion of its energy footprint.

Metzger, I.; Cutler, D.; Sheppy, M.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Integrated Envelope and Lighting Systems  

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Energy Efficiency Program and Market Trends High Technology and Industrial Buildings Lighting Systems Residential Buildings Simulation Tools Sustainable Federal Operations Windows...

294

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

295

Modelica-based Modeling and Simulation to Support Research and Development in Building Energy and Control Systems  

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Traditional building simulation programs possess attributes that make them difficult to use for the design and analysis of building energy and control systems and for the support of model-based research and development of systems that may not already be implemented in these programs. This article presents characteristic features of such applications, and it shows how equation-based object-oriented modelling can meet requirements that arise in such applications. Next, the implementation of an open-source component model library for building energy systems is presented. The library has been developed using the equation-based object-oriented Modelica modelling language. Technical challenges of modelling and simulating such systems are discussed. Research needs are presented to make this technology accessible to user groups that have more stringent requirements with respect to the numerical robustness of simulation than a research community may have. Two examples are presented in which models from the here described library were used. The first example describes the design of a controller for a nonlinear model of a heating coil using model reduction and frequency domain analysis. The second example describes the tuning of control parameters for a static pressure reset controller of a variable air volume flow system. The tuning has been done by solving a non-convex optimization problem that minimizes fan energy subject to state constraints.

Wetter, Michael

2009-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

296

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

297

Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Codes and Standards  

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Commercial Building Commercial Building Codes and Standards to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Codes and Standards on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Codes and Standards on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Codes and Standards on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Codes and Standards on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Codes and Standards on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Codes and Standards on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities Partner with DOE Commercial Buildings Resource Database Research & Development Codes & Standards Popular Commercial Links

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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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Joint China-United States Report for Year 1 Insulation Materials and Systems Project Area Clean Energy Research Center Building Energy Efficiency (CERC-BEE)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In November of 2009, the presidents of China and the U.S. announced the establishment of the Clean Energy Research Center (CERC). This broad research effort is co-funded by both countries and involves a large number of research centers and universities in both countries. One part of this program is focused on improving the energy efficiency of buildings. One portion of the CERC-BEE was focused on building insulation systems. The research objective of this effort was to Identify and investigate candidate high performance fire resistant building insulation technologies that meet the goal of building code compliance for exterior wall applications in green buildings in multiple climate zones. A Joint Work Plan was established between researchers at the China Academy of Building Research and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Efforts in the first year under this plan focused on information gathering. The objective of this research program is to reduce building energy use in China via improved building insulation technology. In cold regions in China, residents often use inefficient heating systems to provide a minimal comfort level within inefficient buildings. In warmer regions, air conditioning has not been commonly used. As living standards rise, energy consumption in these regions will increase dramatically unless significant improvements are made in building energy performance. Previous efforts that defined the current state of the built environment in China and in the U.S. will be used in this research. In countries around the world, building improvements have typically followed the implementation of more stringent building codes. There have been several changes in building codes in both the U.S. and China within the last few years. New U.S. building codes have increased the amount of wall insulation required in new buildings. New government statements from multiple agencies in China have recently changed the requirements for buildings in terms of energy efficiency and fire safety. A related issue is the degree to which new standards are adopted and enforced. In the U.S., standards are developed using a consensus process, and local government agencies are free to implement these standards or to ignore them. For example, some U.S. states are still using 2003 versions of the building efficiency standards. There is also a great variation in the degree to which the locally adopted standards are enforced in different U.S. cities and states. With a more central process in China, these issues are different, but possible impacts of variable enforcement efficacy may also exist. Therefore, current building codes in China will be compared to the current state of building fire-safety and energy-efficiency codes in the U.S. and areas for possible improvements in both countries will be explored. In particular, the focus of the applications in China will be on green buildings. The terminology of 'green buildings' has different meanings to different audiences. The U.S. research is interested in both new, green buildings, and on retrofitting existing inefficient buildings. An initial effort will be made to clarify the scope of the pertinent wall insulation systems for these applications.

Stovall, Therese K [ORNL; Biswas, Kaushik [ORNL; Song, Bo [China Academy of Building Research; Zhang, Sisi [China Academy of Building Research

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Buildings Energy Efficiency  

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Office building windows, clean room, infrared thermograph, data graphic Buildings Energy Efficiency Researchers, in close cooperation with industry, develop technologies for...

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301

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...

302

High-Performance Building Design: Keys to Success  

SciTech Connect

The energy-design process optimizes the interaction between the building envelope and systems. Buildings designed and constructed using this process can save between 30% and 75% in energy costs.

Hayter, S. J.; Torcellini, P. A.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

ORNL Building Technologies Research & Integration Center (BTRIC) New Laboratory Facilities per  

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/or distributed energy or CHP systems, customer-side-of-meter plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) or EV docking,000 ft2 high bay laboratory building will include four major sections: The Advanced Construction, and evaluation of advanced construction technologies. The facility addresses both em

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

304

Solar envelope zoning: application to the city planning process. Los Angeles case study  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Solar envelope zoning represents a promising approach to solar access protection. A solar envelope defines the volume within which a building will not shade adjacent lots or buildings. Other solar access protection techniques, such as privately negotiated easements, continue to be tested and implemented but none offer the degree of comprehensiveness evident in this approach. Here, the City of Los Angeles, through the Mayor's Energy Office, the City Planning Department, and the City Attorney's Office, examine the feasibility of translating the concept of solar envelopes into zoning techniques. They concluded that envelope zoning is a fair and consistent method of guaranteeing solar access, but problems of complexity and uncertainty may limit its usefulness. Envelope zoning may be inappropriate for the development of high density centers and for more restrictive community plans. Aids or tools to administer envelope zoning need to be developed. Finally, some combination of approaches, including publicly recorded easements, subdivision approval and envelope zoning, need to be adopted to encourage solar use in cities. (MHR)

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1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Co-simulation for performance prediction of integrated building and HVAC systems - An analysis of solution characteristics using a two-body system  

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of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings, infor building envelope and HVAC systems simu- lation - WillIntegrated simulation for HVAC performance prediction: State

Trcka, Marija

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Extensions of the longitudinal envelope equation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Recently, longitudinal space charge effects have become of increased importance in a variety of dynamical situations. The CEBAF FEL injector beam dynamics shows large space-charge effects, even at 10 MeV ({gamma} {approx} 20). Space-charge dominated longitudinal motion has also been studied in the IUCF ion storage ring. Previously a longitudinal envelope equation with a self-consistent phase-space distribution has been developed, and has been of considerable use in analyzing the motion of these cases. Longitudinal motion in detailed agreement with this envelope equation has been observed at the U. of Maryland Laboratory for Plasma Research, and at the GSI electron cooling storage ring ESR, as well as at the IUCF. However, the initial presentation in ref. 4 used non-relativistic linear-accelerator bunching motion as a simplifying approximation in order to avoid inadvertent errors and minimize misprints, and must be adapted to include relativistic and/or synchrotron effects. In the present note we extend the envelope equation formulae to include relativistic, synchrotron, and acceleration effects, and define the various factors in the equations in explicit detail. The object is to obtain a set of debugged formulae for these extended cases, with all of the various factors defined explicitly, so that the formulae can be used as a reference without repetitive rederivations. The usual ambiguities over emittance definitions and units and {beta}, {gamma}, g factors should be resolved. The reader (or readers) is invited to discover any remaining errors, ambiguities or misprints for removal in the next edition.

Neuffer, David

1997-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

307

Buildings Energy Data Book: 1.3 Value of Construction and Research  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

9 9 Number of Construction Employees and Total Employees for Select Building Equipment Industries (Thousand Employees) Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors (NAICS 238210) -Total Employment -Construction/Extraction Occupations -Construction/Extraction % of Total Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors (NAICS 238220) -Total Employment -Construction/Extraction Occupations -Construction/Extraction % of Total Other Building Equipment Contractors (NAICS 238290) -Total Employment -Construction/Extraction Occupations -Construction/Extraction % of Total Source(s): Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: 2002 OES Estimates for 2002 Data, November 2004 OES Estimates for 2004 Data, May 2006 Estimates for 2006 Data, May 2008 Estimates for 2008 Data, May 2010 Estimates for 2010 Data. Available at

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Envelope solitons in a chain of coupled nonlinear resonators  

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The propagation of radio pulses and the formation of envelope solitons in different sections of the dispersion curve of a chain of coupled nonlinear resonance circuits, including those near the null of the second-order dispersion, is investigated experimentally. A comparison is made with numerical data and the results of analytical research.

Vederko, A.V.; Marchenko, V.F.; Chebotarev, A.I.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Buildings Energy Data Book: 1.3 Value of Construction and Research  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

7 7 Buildings Design and Construction Trades, by Year | | | 1980 | 1982 14.4 1990 | 1987 38.4 2000 (4) | 1992 36.3 2005 | 1997 46.6 2006 | 2002 95.4 2007 | 2007 52.4 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | Note(s): Source(s): 1) Does not include industrial building or heavy construction (e.g., dam and bridge building). In 1999, 76% of the employment shown is considered for "production." The entire U.S. construction industry employs an estimated 10 million people, including manufacturing. 2) In 2000, NAHB report having 200,000 members, one-third of which were builders. 3) Excludes homebuilding establishments without payrolls, estimated by NAHB at an additional 210,000 in 1992. 4) NAHB reports that 2,448 full-time jobs in construction and related industries are generated from the construction of every 1,000 single-family homes and 1,030 jobs are created from the construction of every 1,000 multi-

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 1.3 Value of Construction and Research  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

2 2 Value of New Building Construction Relative to GDP, by Year ($2010 Billion) Value of New Construction Put in Place Bldgs. Percent of Residential Commercial (1) All Bldgs. (1) GDP Total U.S. GDP 1980 5.0% 1985 5.8% 1990 4.9% 1995 4.4% 2000 5.2% 2005 6.0% 2006 5.9% 2007 5.2% 2008 4.4% 2009 3.3% 2010 2.6% Note(s): Source(s): 129.8 247.7 377.4 14,660 1) New buildings construction differs from Table 1.3.2 by excluding industrial building construction. DOC, Current Construction Reports: Value of New Construction Put in Place, C30, Aug. 2003, Table 1 for 1980-1990; DOC, Annual Value of Private Construction Put in Place, August 2008 for 1995-2000; DOC, Annual Value of Private Construction Put in Place, February 2012 for 2002-2010; DOC, Annual Value of Public Construction Put in Place, August 2008 for 1995-2000; DOC, Annual Value of Public Construction Put in Place, February 2012 for 2002-2010;

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Building Technologies Office: Partner with DOE and Emerging Technologies  

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with DOE and Emerging Technologies with DOE and Emerging Technologies The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) seeks partnerships to research and develop energy efficient building technologies, including advanced lighting, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), building envelope (walls and roof), windows, water heating, appliances, and sensors and controls. Some partnership opportunities are described below. Industries Manufacturers and other developers of building energy efficient technologies are encouraged to apply to one of our funding solicitations, called funding opportunity announcements (FOAs), which are posted on the EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange. Interested industries may also consider partnering with one of the DOE-supported national laboratories (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, etc.) to jointly develop market-ready products through Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs). Please consult with the individual labs to determine their procedures for initiating and developing CRADAs.

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Advanced building skins : translucent thermal storage elements  

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Advances in the material sciences continue to provide designers with a wealth of new materials that challenge preconceived notions of the building envelope and its performance. These new technologies can be used to create ...

Kienzl, Nico, 1971-

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Building-Level Energy Management Systems  

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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

314

NREL Develops Diagnostic Test Cases to Improve Building Energy Simulation Programs (Fact Sheet)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This technical highlight describes NREL research to develop a set of diagnostic test cases for building energy simulations in order to achieve more accurate energy use and savings predictions. 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 analytical 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. Testing the new cases with EnergyPlus identified issues with the conduction finite difference (CondFD) heat transfer algorithm in versions 5 and 6. NREL researchers resolved these issues for EnergyPlus version 7. The new test cases will help users and developers of EnergyPlus and other building energy tools to identify and fix problems associated with solid conduction heat transfer algorithms of building envelopes and their boundary conditions. In the long term, improvements to software algorithms will result in more accurate energy use and savings predictions. NREL researchers plan to document the set of test cases and make them available for future consideration by validation standards such as ASHRAE Standard 140: Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Building Energy Analysis Computer Programs. EnergyPlus users will also have access to the improved CondFD model in version 7 after its next scheduled release.

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2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

The Value of Energy Performance and Green Attributes in Buildings: A Review of Existing Literature and Recommendations for Future Research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Labels, certifications, and rating systems for energy efficiency performance and green attributes of buildings have been available in the U.S. for over 10 years, and used extensively in the European Union and Australia for longer. Such certifications and ratings can make energy efficiency more visible, and could help spur demand for energy efficiency if these designations are shown to have a positive impact on sales or rental prices. This policy brief discusses the findings and methodologies from recent studies on this topic, and suggests recommendations for future research. Although there have been just a handful of studies within the last 10 years that have investigated these effects, a few key findings emerge: To maximize sales price impact, label or rating information must be disclosed early and visibly in the sales process; The approach to evaluating energy efficiency labels (e.g., ENERGY STAR) and general green certifications (e.g., LEED or GreenPoint Rated) may need to be different, depending on the type, vintage and market penetration of the label; Collaborative efforts to promote label adoption and build a large dataset of labeled buildings will be required to produce reliable study results.

Stuart, Elizabeth

2011-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

316

Solar collector related research and development in the United States for heating and cooling of buildings  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Some of the research funded by the Research and Development Branch of the Heating and Cooling Division of Solar Energy of the United States Energy Research and Development Administration is described. Specifically, collector and collector materials research is reported on during FY-1977. The R and D Branch has funded research in open and closed cycle liquid heating flat plate collectors, air heating flat plate collectors, heat pipe collectors, concentrating collectors, collector heat transfer studies, honeycomb glazings, evacuated tube collectors, ponds both salt gradient and viscosity stabilized, materials exposure testing, collector testing standards, absorber surface coatings, and corrosion studies. A short description of the nature of the research is provided as well as a presentation of the significant results.

Collier, R.K.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

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

318

Buildings Energy Data Book: 1.3 Value of Construction and Research  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

8 8 Number of Construction Employees and Total Employees for Select Building Envolope Industries (Thousand Employees) Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors (NAICS 238110) -Total Employment -Construction/Extraction Occupations -Construction/Extraction % of Total Masonry Contractors (NAICS 238140) -Total Employment -Construction/Extraction Occupations -Construction/Extraction % of Total Roofing Contractors (NAICS 238160) -Total Employment -Construction/Extraction Occupations -Construction/Extraction % of Total Drywall and Insulation Contractors (NAICS 238310) -Total Employment -Construction/Extraction Occupations -Construction/Extraction % of Total Painting and Wall Covering Contractors (NAICS 238320) -Total Employment -Construction/Extraction Occupations

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Electric coheating experiment to determine the heat-loss coefficient of a double-envelope house  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An electric coheating experiment was conducted on a double-envelope house in Arvada, Colorado, to determine the total heat loss coefficient (UA) of the double-shelled structure, as well as the heat loss coefficients of the inner and outer shells. Electric coheating is fairly well established as an experimental method for determining the total heat loss coefficient in conventional residential buildings. However, special problems are introduced with passive and double-envelope buildings. A new methodology was developed to meet these problems. That methodology and the results of the experimental investigation are presented and discussed.

Ortega, J. K.E.; Anderson, J. V.; Connolly, J. M.; Bingham, C. E.

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building research capacity for indigenous health : a case study of the National Health and Medical Research Council : the evolution and impact of policy and capacity building strategies for indigenous health research over a decade from 1996 to 2006.  

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??As Australias leading agency for funding health research (expending over $400 million in 2006), the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has a major (more)

Leon de la Barra, Sophia

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application and Design of Residential Building Energy Saving in Cold Climates  

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Climate is the one of main considerations for residential building design since the green and energy saving building has become the trend in the building industry. China is actively popularizing high energy-effective and environment harmonious buildings that integrate new techniques, new materials and new equipment. It is absolutely essential to summarize and demonstrate the application of energy-saving building in cold climates for the sake of a favorable economy and directions in the modern building industry. This paper discusses the cold climate features in China vis--vis the residential building layout, construction, building materials, envelope and cost from the aspects of environmental optimization and energy efficiency. The investigation combines indoor microclimates in order to decrease the building life cycle energy consumption. The air wall technology is studied for adoption of cold climate features. The research results through a National Demonstration Building Project (NDBP) show that the exterior wall total heat transfer coefficient is K=0.3w/(m2.k). Moreover, this four-layer dual heat-preservation exterior wall has more conformability and higher energy efficiency. It is completely successful for energy saving building project NDBP that deserves generalization because of adoption of cold climates features. The application of energy saving buildings can achieve social, environmental and economical benefits.

Li, Z.; Li, D.; Mei, S.; Zhang, G.; Liu, J.

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  

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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 Technologies Office: Partner With DOE and Residential Buildings  

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Partner With DOE and Partner With DOE and Residential Buildings to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Partner With DOE and Residential Buildings on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Partner With DOE and Residential Buildings on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Partner With DOE and Residential Buildings on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Partner With DOE and Residential Buildings on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Partner With DOE and Residential Buildings on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Partner With DOE and Residential Buildings on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Technology Research, Standards, & Codes Popular Residential Links

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 1.3 Value of Construction and Research  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

3 3 Value of Building Improvements and Repairs Relative to GDP, by Year ($2010 Billion) (1) GDP 1980 N.A. 1985 (2) 4.2% 1990 (3) 3.9% 1995 3.5% 2000 3.0% 2006 3.6% 2007 3.7% Note(s): Source(s): 235.7 259.8 495.5 13,354.9 1) Improvements includes additions, alterations, reconstruction, and major replacements. Repairs include maintenance. 2) 1986. 3) 1989. DOC, Expenditures for Residential Improvements and Repairs by Property Type, Quarterly, May 2005 for 1980-1990; DOC, Expenditures for Residential Improvements and Repairs by Property Type, Table S2, May 2008 for 1994-2007; DOC, Current Construction Reports: Expenditures for Nonresidential Improvements and Repairs: 1992, CSS/92, Sept. 1994, Table A, p. 2 for 1986-1990 expenditures; DOC, 1997 Census of Construction Industries: Industry

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Practical Integration Approach and Whole Building Energy Simulation of Three Energy Efficient Building Technologies: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

Three technologies that have potential to save energy and improve sustainability of buildings are dedicated outdoor air systems, radiant heating and cooling systems and tighter building envelopes. To investigate the energy savings potential of these three technologies, whole building energy simulations were performed for a barracks facility and an administration facility in 15 U.S. climate zones and 16 international locations.

Miller, J. P.; Zhivov, A.; Heron, D.; Deru, M.; Benne, K.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy efficient buildings program. Chapter from Energy and Environment Division annual report, 1977  

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A discussion is given of research in energy use and conservation covering a broad range of technical and institutional issues that influence the pattern of energy use. These include research into energy use in buildings, and the analysis of energy conservation strategies and and measures. Research on the thermal performance of building envelopes includes in-situ studies of heat transfer through building components, as well as measurements of air infiltration. Research on the effectiveness of various retrofits is also being carried out. Research on building ventilation and indoor air quality as it affects health includes the effects on air quality of energy-saving decreases in ventilation rates. A computer program for energy analysis of buildings, which is a tool for design, research, and the evaluation of compliance with building codes, is being developed. A national plan for windows and lighting includes beam daylighting, window thermal performance, and state-of-the-art fluorescent lighting. Also included are: demonstration programs that focus on energy conservation in schools, colleges, hospitals and homes; conservation education programs to increase public awareness of conservation strategies; and provision of data and recommendations to enable governmental agencies to establish energy-conserving standards for buildings and appliances.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Beyond Buildings  

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without compromising future generations SUSTAINABLE INL Buildings Beyond Buildings Sustainability Beyond Buildings INL is taking sustainability efforts "beyond buildings" by...

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Energy efficient buildings: A world of possibilities  

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Throughout the world, buildings are a major energy consumer. However, it can be shown that buildings that save from 30 to 50% over common practice can be built using available technologies while actually increasing occupant comfort and functionality. In addition, many technologies are in the development stage that promise even further increases in energy efficiency in buildings. This paper reviews the current state-of-the-art in energy efficient building practice including building equipment and envelopes. Topics discussed include heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment; lighting; insulation; building envelopes; and building commissioning. The energy effects of switching to non-chlorofluorocarbons in building insulation and refrigeration equipment are discussed. Advanced technologies currently under development that might have a substantial impact on future energy use including advanced absorption chillers, new lighting and window technologies, and thermally activated heat pumps are also described. 24 refs., 6 figs.

Kuliasha, M.A.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact assessment and performance targets for lighting and envelope systems  

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Electric lighting loads and cooling from solar heat gains and from lights are the two largest components of peak demand in commercial buildings. The most cost effective demand side management solutions are generally those that directly reduce or eliminate these loads. Existing technologies can provide modest reductions, however they are typically applied an a piecemeal manner that yields less than optimal results. The full potential of existing technologies will be realized when they are commercially available in an integrated package easily specifiable by architects and engineers. Emerging technologies can also be developed to provide even greater savings and extend the savings over a greater portion of the building floor area. This report assesses achievable energy and peak demand performance in California commercial buildings with technologies available today and in the future. We characterize energy performance over a large range of building envelope and lighting conditions, both through computer simulation models and through case study measured data, and subsequently determine reasonable energy targets if building design were further optimized with integrated systems of current or new technologies. Energy targets are derived from the study after consideration of industry priorities, design constraints, market forces, energy code influence, and the state of current building stock.

Sullivan, R.; Lee, E.S.; Selkowitz, S.

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reducing Data Center Loads for a Large-Scale, Low-Energy Office Building: NREL's Research Support Facility (Book)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This publication detailing the design, implementation strategies, and continuous performance monitoring of NREL's Research Support Facility data center. Data centers are energy-intensive spaces that facilitate the transmission, receipt, processing, and storage of digital data. These spaces require redundancies in power and storage, as well as infrastructure, to cool computing equipment and manage the resulting waste heat (Tschudi, Xu, Sartor, and Stein, 2003). Data center spaces can consume more than 100 times the energy of standard office spaces (VanGeet 2011). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that data centers used 61 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2006, which was 1.5% of the total electricity consumption in the U.S. (U.S. EPA, 2007). Worldwide, data centers now consume more energy annually than Sweden (New York Times, 2009). Given their high energy consumption and conventional operation practices, there is a potential for huge energy savings in data centers. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is world renowned for its commitment to green building construction. In June 2010, the laboratory finished construction of a 220,000-square-foot (ft{sup 2}), LEED Platinum, Research Support Facility (RSF), which included a 1,900-ft{sup 2} data center. The RSF will expand to 360,000 ft{sup 2} with the opening of an additional wing December, 2011. The project's request for proposals (RFP) set a whole-building demand-side energy use requirement of a nominal 35 kBtu/ft{sup 2} per year. On-site renewable energy generation will offset the annual energy consumption. To support the RSF's energy goals, NREL's new data center was designed to minimize its energy footprint without compromising service quality. Several implementation challenges emerged during the design, construction, and first 11 months of operation of the RSF data center. This document highlights these challenges and describes in detail how NREL successfully overcame them. The IT settings and strategies outlined in this document have been used to significantly reduce data center energy requirements in the RSF; however, these can also be used in existing buildings and retrofits.

Sheppy, M.; Lobato, C.; Van Geet, O.; Pless, S.; Donovan, K.; Powers, C.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Residential Buildings Integration Program  

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David Lee David Lee Program Manager David.Lee@ee.doe.gov 202-287-1785 April 2, 2013 Residential Buildings Integration Program Building Technologies Office Program Peer Review 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Sub-Programs for Review Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Building America Challenge Home Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Solar Decathlon 3 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov How Residential Buildings Fits into BTO Research & Development * Develop technology roadmaps * Prioritize opportunities * Solicit and select innovative technology solutions * Collaborate with researchers

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Residential Buildings Integration Program  

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

David Lee David Lee Program Manager David.Lee@ee.doe.gov 202-287-1785 April 2, 2013 Residential Buildings Integration Program Building Technologies Office Program Peer Review 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Sub-Programs for Review Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Building America Challenge Home Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Solar Decathlon 3 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov How Residential Buildings Fits into BTO Research & Development * Develop technology roadmaps * Prioritize opportunities * Solicit and select innovative technology solutions * Collaborate with researchers

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Reducing Data Center Loads for a Large-scale, Low Energy Office Building: NREL's Research Support Facility (Book), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Data Center Loads for a Large- Data Center Loads for a Large- scale, Low-energy Office Building: NREL's Research Support Facility The NREL Approach * December 2011 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. 2 National Renewable Energy Laboratory Reducing Data Center Loads for a Large-Scale, Low-Energy Office Building: NREL's Research Support Facility Michael Sheppy, Chad Lobato, Otto Van Geet, Shanti Pless, Kevin Donovan, Chuck Powers National Renewable Energy Laboratory Golden, Colorado December 2011

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Building Technologies Office Overview  

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Roland Risser Roland Risser Director, Building Technologies Office Building Technologies Office Energy Efficiency Starts Here. 2 Building Technologies Office Integrated Approach: Improving Building Performance Research & Development Developing High Impact Technologies Standards & Codes Locking in the Savings Market Stimulation Accelerating Tech-to- Market 3 Building Technologies Office Goal: Reduce building energy use by 50% (compared to a 2010 baseline) 4 Building Technologies Office Working to Overcome Challenges Information Access * Develop building performance tools, techniques, and success stories, such as case studies * Form market partnerships and programs to share best practices * Solution Centers * Certify the workforce to ensure quality work

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Building Technologies Office: Resources  

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

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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

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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

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Occupant satisfaction in mixed-mode buildings.  

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Strategies for Mixed-Mode Buildings, Summary Report, CenterCBE). 2006. Website: Mixed-Mode Building Case Studies.Department of Environmental Building Research Establishment

Brager, Gail; Baker, Lindsay

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ORNL MAXLAB Flexible Research Platforms  

SciTech Connect

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) was competitively awarded the Maximum Energy Efficiency Building Research Laboratory (MAXLAB) project under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). As part of that project, the design and construction of two flexible research platforms (FRP) was included to provide new building test apparatus at ORNL. The two FRPs are designed to be capable of being outfitted as test buildings that are representative of typical construction methods, materials, and geometry used in the light commercial market. These test buildings will be heavily instrumented and will provide ORNL s industry partners a means of assessing new HVAC, control, and envelope solutions under realistic conditions, in a low financial risk environment. The long-term data collected at the facility can be used to validate analytic models which can then be used by developers to refine their potential products and reduce delivery time to market. This paper outlines the FRP concept, long term research plan and the challenges in the design and construction of the base research apparatus and test buildings.

Bhandari, Mahabir S [ORNL; Buckberry, Heather L [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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NREL Technical Reports Guide the Way to 50% Energy Savings in Hospitals, Office Buildings (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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existing technologies, designers and operators of large existing technologies, designers and operators of large buildings could slash national energy use across a broad range of climates. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed two technical reports that provide recommendations to help designers and opera- tors of large office buildings and hospitals achieve at least a 50% energy savings using existing technology. Strategies for 50% Energy Savings in Large Office Buildings found that a 50% energy savings can be realized in both low- and high-rise office buildings in a broad range of U.S. climates. Large Hospital 50% Energy Savings details how energy savings from 50.6% to 61.3% can be attained in large hospitals across all eight U.S. climate zones. To reach these energy efficiency

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Summary Report: Control Strategies for Mixed-Mode Buildings  

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The Ultimate Option? Building Services Journal. NovemberProgramme. United Kingdom: Building Research Establishment.Andrew. 1993. Body-building. Building Services Journal.

Brager, Gail; Borgeson, Sam; Lee, Yoonsu

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score  

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Energy Asset Score Energy Asset Score Photo of a laptop with energy asset score image on the screen The free online Asset Scoring Tool will generate a score based on inputs about the building envelope and buildling systems (heating, ventilation, cooling, lighting, and service hot water). Launch Energy Asset Score The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is developing a Commercial Building Energy Asset Score (Asset Score) program to allow building owners and managers to more accurately assess building energy performance. The Asset Score program will act as a national standard and will include the Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool (Asset Scoring Tool) to evaluate the physical characteristics and as-built energy efficiency of buildings. The Asset Scoring Tool will identify cost-effective energy efficient improvements that, if implemented, can reduce energy bills and potentially improve building asset value. View the Asset Score fact sheet for a brief overview of the program.

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Improving Glass Walls Thermal Resistance In Air-Conditioned Buildings  

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The solar radiation through an air conditioned building depends on what is called the building envelope. Building envelope consists of the surfaces that separate the inside from the building outdoors. Area, direction, and specifications of glass walls; as one of envelope surfaces; has an important impact on solar radiation. Design and construction of glass walls have significant effects on building comfort and energy consumption. This paper describes methods of improving glass walls thermal resistance in air conditioned buildings. Effect of glass wall radiation temperature on the indoor temperature distribution of building rooms is also investigated. Heat gain through various types of glass is discussed. Optimization and testing of these types are carried out theoretically and experimentally as well. A series of experiments on different types of glass with special strips is performed.

Galal, T.; Kulaib, A. M.; Alajmi, R.; Al-Ansary. A; Abuzaid, M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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This paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group at Oklahoma State University (http://www.hvac.okstate.edu).  

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"model execution, data gathering, analysis prediction, and control algo- rithms."4 The model-based control systems presented in two of the papers here are partial realizations of the DDDAS concept. AnotherThis paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group

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MTC Envelope: Defining the Capability of Large Scale Computers...  

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MTC Envelope: Defining the Capability of Large Scale Computers in the Context of Parallel Scripting Applications Title MTC Envelope: Defining the Capability of Large Scale...

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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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MEMOIRS OF A LEAK: Infiltrating Research for a Quarter of a Century  

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MEMOIRS OF A LEAK: Infiltrating Research for a Quarter of a Century MEMOIRS OF A LEAK: Infiltrating Research for a Quarter of a Century Speaker(s): Max Sherman Date: November 16, 2000 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: David Faulkner Infiltration is the (usually uncontrolled) flow of air through leaks in the building envelope, driven by natural and mechanical pressures. Before the oil crises, there was not a lot of interest in infiltration. For houses and other envelope-dominated buildings, however, infiltration typically accounted for all of their ventilation needs and 1/3-1/2 of their space-conditioning load. Starting in the mid-70s there was a realization that this important problem was not well understood, but represented an important energy-saving opportunity. Research institutions around the world

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Improving Real World Efficiency of High Performance Buildings  

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Improving Real World Efficiency of High Performance Buildings Buildings End-Use Energy Efficiency Research www.energy.ca.gov/research/buildings February 2012 The Issue Highperformance buildings efficiency in highperformance buildings, however, are not always realized in practice. Addressing

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The Value of Energy Performance and Green Attributes in Buildings: A Review of Existing Literature and Recommendations for Future Research  

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quantify the value of green and energy efficiency upgradesofhomeswithBuildGreen,ENERGYSTARorLEEDforHomesmajor renovations, and energy or green upgrade projects.

Stuart, Elizabeth

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Small- and Medium-Sized Building Automation  

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Small- and Medium-Sized Small- and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Small- and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Small- and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Small- and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Small- and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Small- and Medium-Sized Building

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool | Department of Energy  

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

Scoring Tool Scoring Tool Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool This Asset Scoring Tool will guide your data collection, store your building information, and generate Asset Scores and system evaluations for your building envelope and building systems. The Asset Scoring Tool will also identify cost-effective upgrade opportunities and help you gain insight into the energy efficiency potential of your building. Key Features The Asset Scoring Tool will generate an Asset Score Report that will provide: A whole-building energy efficiency score based on the building envelope and building systems (heating, ventilation, cooling, lighting and service hot water). An evaluation of the current building systems that identifies inefficient building systems A set of opportunities to save energy and money

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Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

3.1 Commercial Sector Energy Consumption 3.1 Commercial Sector Energy Consumption 3.2 Commercial Sector Characteristics 3.3 Commercial Sector Expenditures 3.4 Commercial Environmental Emissions 3.5 Commercial Builders and Construction 3.6 Office Building Markets and Companies 3.7 Retail Markets and Companies 3.8 Hospitals and Medical Facilities 3.9 Educational Facilities 3.10 Hotels/Motels 4Federal Sector 5Envelope and Equipment 6Energy Supply 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to the tables Chapter 3 focuses on energy use in the commercial sector. Section 3.1 covers primary and site energy consumption in commercial buildings, as well as the delivered energy intensities of various building types and end uses. Section 3.2 provides data on various characteristics of the commercial sector, including floorspace, building types, ownership, and lifetimes. Section 3.3 provides data on commercial building expenditures, including energy prices. Section 3.4 covers environmental emissions from the commercial sector. Section 3.5 briefly addresses commercial building construction and retrofits. Sections 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, and 3.10 provide details on select commercial buildings types, specifically office and retail space, medical facilities, educational facilities, and hotels and motels.

354

Building & Fire Research Laboratory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... work is being done to add fault-containing models of the HVAC systems to ... rating verified multi-attribute models for prediction and optimization of the ...

2000-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

355

NREL: Buildings Research - News  

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Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently issued a new report, "Non-Hardware ('Soft') Cost-Reduction Roadmap for Residential and Small Commercial...

356

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...

357

Building Technologies Office: Strategic Plans  

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Strategic Plans to Strategic Plans to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Strategic Plans on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Strategic Plans on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Strategic Plans on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Strategic Plans on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Strategic Plans on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Strategic Plans 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 Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home

358

Building Technologies Office: Webinar Archives  

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Webinar Archives to Webinar Archives to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Webinar Archives on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Webinar Archives on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Webinar Archives on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Webinar Archives on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Webinar Archives on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Webinar Archives 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 Better Buildings Neighborhood Program

359

A Statistical Approach for DeltaQ Modeling Concerning Building...  

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A Statistical Approach for DeltaQ Modeling Concerning Building Envelope and HVAC Duct Leakage Behavior Prediction Speaker(s): Alexander Dimitrov Date: March 22, 2006 - 12:00pm...

360

Predicting Envelope Leakage in Attached Dwellings  

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

Predicting Envelope Leakage in Predicting Envelope Leakage in Attached Dwellings Dianne Griffiths April 30, 2013 Presentation Outline * Objectives * What we accomplished last year * What we plan to do this year Why do we do blower door testing? * Compliance to some standard * Identify opportunity for reducing energy use * Identify opportunity for improving IAQ * Measure implementation verification Total (or Solo) Leakage Test P = 50 Pa P = 50 Pa P = 50 Pa P = 50 Pa Open windows, open doors, same test pressure across whole envelope. If pressure across envelope at any point is different from test pressure by less than 5 Pa, not neccessary. "Fully" Guarded Test P = 0 Pa P = 0 Pa P = 50 Pa P = 0 Pa Isolates exterior leakage What's the big deal? * How we measure depends on why we're

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361

Equatorial Solitary Waves. Part 2: Envelope Solitons  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Via the method of multiple scales, it is shown that the time and space evolution of the envelope of wave packets of weakly nonlinear, strongly dispersive equatorial waves is governed by the Nonlinear Schrdinger equation. The diverse phenomena of ...

John P. Boyd

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Reducing Plug and Process Loads for a Large Scale, Low Energy Office Building: NREL's Research Support Facility; Preprint  

SciTech Connect

This paper documents the design and operational plug and process load energy efficiency measures needed to allow a large scale office building to reach ultra high efficiency building goals. The appendices of this document contain a wealth of documentation pertaining to plug and process load design in the RSF, including a list of equipment was selected for use.

Lobato, C.; Pless, S.; Sheppy, M.; Torcellini, P.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

New Hampshire | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Hampshire Hampshire Last updated on 2013-08-02 Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code 2009 IECC Amendments / Additional State Code Information The New Hampshire commercial code is the 2009 IECC with direct reference for compliance to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007. 103.5 compliance except any structure three stories or less above grade plane in height and less than 4,000 square feet in gross floor area is permitted to show envelope compliance based on Chapter 4. Approved Compliance Tools Can use COMcheck State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in the State of New Hampshire (BECP Report, Sept. 2009) Approximate Energy Efficiency Equivalent to 2009 IECC Effective Date 04/01/2010 Adoption Date 12/11/2009 Code Enforcement Mandatory

364

Mobile Building Energy Audit and Modeling Tools: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-11-00441  

SciTech Connect

Broadly accessible, low cost, accurate, and easy-to-use energy auditing tools remain out of reach for managers of the aging U.S. building population (over 80% of U.S. commercial buildings are more than 10 years old*). concept3D and NREL's commercial buildings group will work to translate and extend NREL's existing spreadsheet-based energy auditing tool for a browser-friendly and mobile-computing platform. NREL will also work with concept3D to further develop a prototype geometry capture and materials inference tool operable on a smart phone/pad platform. These tools will be developed to interoperate with NREL's Building Component Library and OpenStudio energy modeling platforms, and will be marketed by concept3D to commercial developers, academic institutions and governmental agencies. concept3D is NREL's lead developer and subcontractor of the Building Component Library.

Brackney, L.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Mobile Building Energy Audit and Modeling Tools: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-11-00441  

SciTech Connect

Broadly accessible, low cost, accurate, and easy-to-use energy auditing tools remain out of reach for managers of the aging U.S. building population (over 80% of U.S. commercial buildings are more than 10 years old*). concept3D and NREL's commercial buildings group will work to translate and extend NREL's existing spreadsheet-based energy auditing tool for a browser-friendly and mobile-computing platform. NREL will also work with concept3D to further develop a prototype geometry capture and materials inference tool operable on a smart phone/pad platform. These tools will be developed to interoperate with NREL's Building Component Library and OpenStudio energy modeling platforms, and will be marketed by concept3D to commercial developers, academic institutions and governmental agencies. concept3D is NREL's lead developer and subcontractor of the Building Component Library.

Brackney, L.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

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

367

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

368

Building Technologies Office: Perspectives on New Construction  

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

369

Development of a Toolkit for Calculating Linear, Change-Point Linear and Multiple-Linear Inverse Building Energy Analysis Models, ASHRAE Research Project 1050-RP, Final Report  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This report summarizes the results of ASHRAE Research Project 1050: Development of a Toolkit for Calculating Linear, Change-Point Linear and Multiple Linear Inverse Building Energy Analysis Models. The Inverse Modeling Toolkit (WIT) is a FORTRAN 90 application for developing regression models of building energy use. IMT can identify single and multi-variable least-squares regression models. It can also identify variable-base degree-day and single and multi-variable change-point models, which have been shown to be especially useful for modeling building energy use. This report includes background information about IMT and the models, instructions for its installation and operation, and the results of accuracy and robustness testing.

Kissock, J. K.; Haberl, J. S.; Claridge, D. E.

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Solitary Alfven wave envelopes and the modulational instability  

SciTech Connect

The derivative nonlinear Schroedinger equation describes the modulational instability of circularly polarized dispersive Alfven wave envelopes. It also may be used to determine the properties of finite amplitude localized stationary wave envelopes. Such envelope solitons exist only in conditions of modulational stability. This leaves open the question of whether, and if so, how, the modulational instability produces envelope solitons. 12 refs.

Kennel, C.F.

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

5.1 Building Materials/Insulation 5.1 Building Materials/Insulation 5.2 Windows 5.3 Heating, Cooling, and Ventilation Equipment 5.4 Water Heaters 5.5 Thermal Distribution Systems 5.6 Lighting 5.7 Appliances 5.8 Active Solar Systems 5.9 On-Site Power 6Energy Supply 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to the tables Chapter 5 contains market and technology data on building materials and equipment. Sections 5.1 and 5.2 cover the building envelope, including building assemblies, insulation, windows, and roofing. Sections 5.3 through 5.7 cover equipment used in buildings, including space heating, water heating, space cooling, lighting, thermal distribution (ventilation and hydronics), and appliances. Sections 5.8 and 5.9 focus on energy production from on-site power equipment. The main points from this chapter are summarized below:

372

Retrofit of Existing Residential Building: a Case Study  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

There are about 42 billion square meters of existing buildings in China. The energy efficiency of existing buildings directly relates to the energy consumption of the building sector. The retrofit of existing residential building began in the 1990s in Heilongjiang. The Sino-Canada demonstration project and Sino-France demonstration project of retrofitting existing residential buildings were carried out in 1997 and 2004, respectively. The retrofit method and energy conservation potential of the envelope and heating system of northern existing buildings are analyzed in this paper, combining the experiences of retrofitting existing residential buildings in Heilongjiang. The software was compiled to aid the design of the envelope retrofit in Heilongjiang and to analyze the working situation in existing residential building heating systems. The imbalance of the indoor temperature and the quantity of heating loss from opening the window in different retrofit projects are presented. The emphasis on energy efficiency retrofit of the envelope of existing residential buildings should be placed on the wall in northern region. It is possible to reduce about 50 percent of energy consumption of buildings by insulating the wall. The external insulation is suitable for retrofitting existing buildings, and the moisture transfer should be considered at the same time. To insure actual reduction in energy consumption, the heating system should be retrofitted when the envelope is insulated.

Zhao, L.; Xu, W.; Li, L.; Gao, G.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Solar buildings. Overview: The Solar Buildings Program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Buildings account for more than one third of the energy used in the United States each year, consuming vast amounts of electricity, natural gas, and fuel oil. Given this level of consumption, the buildings sector is rife with opportunity for alternative energy technologies. The US Department of Energy`s Solar Buildings Program was established to take advantage of this opportunity. The Solar Buildings Program is engaged in research, development, and deployment on solar thermal technologies, which use solar energy to produce heat. The Program focuses on technologies that have the potential to produce economically competitive energy for the buildings sector.

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1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Country Report on Building Energy Codes in China  

SciTech Connect

This report is part of a series of reports on building energy efficiency codes in countries associated with the Asian Pacific Partnership (APP) - Australia, South Korea, Japan, China, India, and the United States of America (U.S.). This reports gives an overview of the development of building energy codes in China, including national energy policies related to building energy codes, history of building energy codes, recent national projects and activities to promote building energy codes. The report also provides a review of current building energy codes (such as building envelope and HVAC) for commercial and residential buildings in China.

Shui, Bin; Evans, Meredydd; Lin, H.; Jiang, Wei; Liu, Bing; Song, Bo; Somasundaram, Sriram

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

375

Country Report on Building Energy Codes in India  

SciTech Connect

This report is part of a series of reports on building energy efficiency codes in countries associated with the Asian Pacific Partnership (APP) - Australia, South Korea, Japan, China, India, and the United States of America. This reports gives an overview of the development of building energy codes in India, including national energy policies related to building energy codes, history of building energy codes in India, recent national projects and activities to promote building energy codes. The report also provides a review of current building energy codes (such as building envelope, HVAC, lighting, and water heating) for commercial buildings in India.

Evans, Meredydd; Shui, Bin; Somasundaram, Sriram

2009-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

376

Country Report on Building Energy Codes in Korea  

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This report is part of a series of reports on building energy efficiency codes in countries associated with the Asian Pacific Partnership (APP) - Australia, South Korea, Japan, China, India, and the United States of America (U.S.). This reports gives an overview of the development of building energy codes in Korea, including national energy policies related to building energy codes, history of building energy codes, recent national projects and activities to promote building energy codes. The report also provides a review of current building energy codes (such as building envelope, HVAC, and lighting) for commercial buildings in Korea.

Evans, Meredydd; McJeon, Haewon C.; Shui, Bin; Lee, Seung Eon

2009-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

377

Country Report on Building Energy Codes in Australia  

SciTech Connect

This report is part of a series of reports on building energy efficiency codes in countries associated with the Asian Pacific Partnership (APP) - Australia, South Korea, Japan, China, India, and the United States of America (U.S.). This reports gives an overview of the development of building energy codes in Australia, including national energy policies related to building energy codes, history of building energy codes, recent national projects and activities to promote building energy codes. The report also provides a review of current building energy codes (such as building envelope, HVAC, and lighting) for commercial and residential buildings in Australia.

Shui, Bin; Evans, Meredydd; Somasundaram, Sriram

2009-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

378

Country Report on Building Energy Codes in Japan  

SciTech Connect

This report is part of a series of reports on building energy efficiency codes in countries associated with the Asian Pacific Partnership (APP) - Australia, South Korea, Japan, China, India, and the United States of America (U.S.). This reports gives an overview of the development of building energy codes in Japan, including national energy policies related to building energy codes, history of building energy codes, recent national projects and activities to promote building energy codes. The report also provides a review of current building energy codes (such as building envelope, HVAC, and lighting) for commercial and residential buildings in Japan.

Evans, Meredydd; Shui, Bin; Takagi, T.

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

379

Country Report on Building Energy Codes in Canada  

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This report is part of a series of reports on building energy efficiency codes in countries associated with the Asian Pacific Partnership (APP) - Australia, South Korea, Japan, China, India, and the United States of America . This reports gives an overview of the development of building energy codes in Canada, including national energy policies related to building energy codes, history of building energy codes, recent national projects and activities to promote building energy codes. The report also provides a review of current building energy codes (such as building envelope, HVAC, lighting, and water heating) for commercial and residential buildings in Canada.

Shui, Bin; Evans, Meredydd

2009-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

380

Country Report on Building Energy Codes in the United States  

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This report is part of a series of reports on building energy efficiency codes in countries associated with the Asian Pacific Partnership (APP) - Australia, South Korea, Japan, China, India, and the United States of America (U.S.). This reports gives an overview of the development of building energy codes in U.S., including national energy policies related to building energy codes, history of building energy codes, recent national projects and activities to promote building energy codes. The report also provides a review of current building energy codes (such as building envelope, HVAC, lighting, and water heating) for commercial and residential buildings in the U.S.

Halverson, Mark A.; Shui, Bin; Evans, Meredydd

2009-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Modelica-based Modeling and Simulation to Support Research and Development in Building Energy and Control Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1991. URL http://www.ibpsa.org/conferences.htm. CIBSE.Building Control Systems, CIBSE Guide H. Butterworth-scribed by ASHRAE [2006] and CIBSE [2000] are di?cult if not

Wetter, Michael

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Bio-Based Phase Change Materials Research Project | Department of Energy  

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

Based Phase Change Materials Research Based Phase Change Materials Research Project Bio-Based Phase Change Materials Research Project The Department of Energy is currently conducting research into the development of low cost, bio-based phase change materials for building envelopes. Because insulation keeps hot air out inside buildings during the summer and outside during the winter, developing low cost materials can both drive down the cost of insulation and reduce energy costs. Project Description This project seeks to develop a low cost manufacturing process for the production of phase change materials (PCMs), and to subsequently evaluate the PCM pellets produced to provide improved insulation in buildings. Project Partners Research is being undertaken between the Department of Energy, Oak Ridge

383

Buildings Energy Data Book: 7.2 Federal Tax Incentives  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

5 5 Tax Incentives of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 New Homes --Builders who build homes that use 50% less energy for space heating and cooling than the IECC 2003 are eligible for a $2,000 tax credit per home. --Manufactured housing builder that either uses 30% less energy than this reference code or that meet the then-current ENERGY STAR criteria are eligible for $1,000 tax credit per home. At least 10% of energy savings must be obtained through building envelope improvements. Envelope Improvements to Existing Homes --10% tax credit up to $500 for upgrading building envelope to be compliant with codes for new construction. Window replacement is capped at $200. $500 is the cap for all for envelope and HVAC improvements. Improvements must be installed between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2007.

384

Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset...  

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TECHNOLOGIES RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS APPLIANCE & EQUIPMENT STANDARDS BUILDING ENERGY CODES EERE Building Technologies Office Commercial Buildings...

385

Final Report for the Energy Efficient and Affordable Small Commercial and Residential Buildings Research Program -- Project 6.6 - Development of the Assessment Framework  

SciTech Connect

This report presents a methodology for assessing the impacts of potential products related to the buildings end-use energy efficiency program area that may results from projects performed as part of the California Energy Commissions (CECs) Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program. The methodology developed and described in this report applies strictly to new products designed for use in commercial buildings in California. We consider a new product any product or service offering that has an energy efficiency improvement feature or component that can be clearly characterized by either a performance metric or an improvement factor that expresses the improvement potential over the best currently available products or the installed base of the same or similar products. New products could include: new equipment in support of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC), lighting, domestic water heating or any other end-uses relevant for commercial buildings; diagnostics, controls, or monitoring service products that either assists in or perform monitoring or control functions of the energy uses or the thermal integrity of the building shell.

Kintner-Meyer, Michael CW; Anderson, Dave M.; Hostick, Donna J.

2003-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

387

Tank waste remediation system (TWRS) privatization contractor samples waste envelope D material 241-C-106  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report represents the Final Analytical Report on Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) Privatization Contractor Samples for Waste Envelope D. All work was conducted in accordance with ''Addendum 1 of the Letter of Instruction (LOI) for TWRS Privatization Contractor Samples Addressing Waste Envelope D Materials - Revision 0, Revision 1, and Revision 2.'' (Jones 1996, Wiemers 1996a, Wiemers 1996b) Tank 241-C-1 06 (C-106) was selected by TWRS Privatization for the Part 1A Envelope D high-level waste demonstration. Twenty bottles of Tank C-106 material were collected by Westinghouse Hanford Company using a grab sampling technique and transferred to the 325 building for processing by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). At the 325 building, the contents of the twenty bottles were combined into a single Initial Composite Material. This composite was subsampled for the laboratory-scale screening test and characterization testing, and the remainder was transferred to the 324 building for bench-scale preparation of the Privatization Contractor samples.

Esch, R.A.

1997-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

388

The effect of simplifying the building description on the numerical modeling of its thermal performance  

SciTech Connect

A thermal building simulation program is a numerical model that calculates the response of the building envelopes to weather and human activity, simulates dynamic heating and cooling loads, and heating and cooling distribution systems, and models building equipment operation. The scope of the research is to supply the users of such programs with information about the dangers and benefits of simplifying the input to their models. The Introduction describes the advantages of modeling the heat transfer mechanisms in a building. The programs that perform this type of modeling have, however, limitations. The user is therefore often put in the situation of simplifying the floor plans of the building under study, but not being able to check the effects that this approximation introduces in the results of the simulation. Chapter 1 is a description of methods. It also introduces the floor plans for the office building under study and the ``reasonable`` floor plans simplifications. Chapter 2 presents DOE-2, the thermal building simulation program used in the sensitivity study. The evaluation of the accuracy of the DOE-2 program itself is also presented. Chapter 3 contains the sensitivity study. The complicated nature of the process of interpreting the temperature profile inside a space leads to the necessity of defining different building modes. The study compares the results from the model of the detailed building description with the results from the models of the same building having simplified floor plans. The conclusion is reached that a study of the effects of simplifying the floor plans of a building is important mainly for defining the cases in which this approximation is acceptable. Different results are obtained for different air conditioning/load regimes of the building. 9 refs., 24 figs.

Stetiu, C.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Predicting natural ventilation in residential buildings in the context of urban environments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Wind Induced Ventila- tion in Shielded Buildings. Report, Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, India.

Sharag-Eldin, A.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Building Replacement Project at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico  

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

o o n c e p t u a l D r a w i n g of t h e C M R R F a c i l i t y Draft Environmental Impact Statement For the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Building Replacement Project at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico DOE/EIS-0350D May 2003 SUMMARY CMR Building TA-6 TA-55 U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Los Alamos Site Office General questions regarding this EIS or for a copy of this EIS, please contact: AVAILABILITY OF THE DRAFT CMRR EIS Printed with soy ink on recycled paper Elizabeth Withers, EIS Document Manager U.S. Department of Energy Office of Los Alamos Site Operations 528 35th Street Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544-2201 Telephone: 1-877-491-4957 National Nuclear Security Administration iii COVER SHEET Responsible Agency: United States Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security

391

Making Fourier-envelope simulation robust  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fourier-envelope algorithms are an important component of the mixed-signal/RF verification toolbox. In this paper, we address the unpredictability and lack of robustness that has been reported for these algorithms. We show that the problem stems from ...

Jaijeet Roychowdhury

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Commercial Buildings  

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Links Commercial Building Ventilation and Indoor Environmental Quality Batteries and Fuel Cells Buildings Energy Efficiency Electricity Grid Energy Analysis Energy...

393

Gosselin, J.R. and Chen, Q. 2008. "A dual airflow window for indoor air quality improvement and energy conservation in buildings," HVAC&R Research, 14(3), 359-372.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and energy conservation in buildings," HVAC&R Research, 14(3), 359-372. A Dual Airflow Window for Indoor Air. For commercial buildings IAQ can be regulated by the HVAC system that mixes fresh outdoor air with return air

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

394

Solar Energy Research Center  

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Solar Energy Research Center PROJECT DESCRIPTION SERC rendering The SERC building will be a 39,000 gsf building designed to house research laboratories and offices devoted to...

395

Commercial Prototype Building Models | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Prototype Building Models Prototype Building Models The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports the development of commercial building energy codes and standards by participating in review processes and providing analyses that are available for public review and use. To calculate the impact of ASHRAE Standard 90.1, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) created a suite of 16 prototype buildings covering 80% of the commercial building floor area in the United States for new construction, including both commercial buildings and mid- to high-rise buildings. These prototype buildings-derived from DOE's Commercial Reference Building Models-cover all the reference building types except supermarkets, and also add a new building prototype representing high-rise apartment buildings. As ASHRAE Standard 90.1

396

National program plan for research and development in solar heating and cooling for building, agricultural, and industrial applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The main feature of the directed program is the focus on specific approaches, called paths, to the application of solar energy. A path is the linking of a method of energy collection or rejection with a particular application. Eleven such paths are identified for building applications and eleven for agricultural and industrial process applications. Here, an overview is given of the program plan. The 11 paths to the solar heating and cooling of buildings and the 11 paths for agricultural and industrial process applications are described. Brief descriptions of these tasks and of the non-engineering tasks are included. The importance of each non-engineering task to the overall R and D program is indicated. (MHR)

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1978-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Analysis and Research on the Thermal Properties of Energy-efficient Building Glass: A Case Study in PVB Laminated Glass  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A new kind of PVB-laminated glass is introduced as an energy-efficient building glass. Based on tests and calculations of the shading coefficients of flat glass, LOW-E coated glass and PVB-laminated glass with different thickness, their effects on room base temperature and cooling load of the residential buildings in the hot-summer-warm-winter zone are simulated and analyzed. Compared with flat glass, the PVB laminated glass shields 44 percent of the solar radiation from entering the room and reduces 40 percent of the shading coefficient. At the same time, 28 percent of the cooling load, 21 percent of installed capacity and 8.6 percent of full-load operation time can be saved.

Chen, Z.; Meng, Q.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Building performance analysis using interactive multimedia concepts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We describe LBL's involvement with multimedia concepts by discussing several modules of an advanced computer-based building envelope design tool. The qualitative and quantitative aspects of the building design process are accommodated within the same design tool which uses object-oriented programming procedures. This computer-based concept utilizes images (buildings, landscapes, models, documents, etc.), expert systems (knowledge bases, i.e., lighting design, site planning, HVAC design, etc.), and data bases (design criteria, utility rates, climatic data, etc.) in addition to more traditional simulation models to evaluate building design alternatives.

Selkowitz, S.; Beltran, L.; Osterhaus, W.; Papamichael, K.; Schuman, J.; Sullivan, R.; Wilde, M.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Building performance analysis using interactive multimedia concepts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We describe LBL`s involvement with multimedia concepts by discussing several modules of an advanced computer-based building envelope design tool. The qualitative and quantitative aspects of the building design process are accommodated within the same design tool which uses object-oriented programming procedures. This computer-based concept utilizes images (buildings, landscapes, models, documents, etc.), expert systems (knowledge bases, i.e., lighting design, site planning, HVAC design, etc.), and data bases (design criteria, utility rates, climatic data, etc.) in addition to more traditional simulation models to evaluate building design alternatives.

Selkowitz, S.; Beltran, L.; Osterhaus, W.; Papamichael, K.; Schuman, J.; Sullivan, R.; Wilde, M.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

ENERGY AND ANGULAR MOMENTUM DEPOSITION DURING COMMON ENVELOPE EVOLUTION  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

I consider three processes which enhance mass loss rate from a common envelope of a giant star with a main sequence or a white dwarf companion spiraling-in inside its envelope. I consider deposition of orbital energy and orbital angular momentum to the giants envelope, and in more detail the formation of jets by an accreting companion and their propagation in the envelope. I find that in many cases the deposition of orbital angular momentum to the envelope may be more important to the mass loss process than the deposition of orbital energy. Jets blown by an accreting companion, in particular a white dwarf, orbiting inside the outer regions of the giants envelope may also dominate over orbital energy deposition at early stage of the common envelope evolution. These imply that studies which ignore the deposition of angular momentum to the envelope and the effects of the accreting companion may reach wrong conclusions.

Noam Soker

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

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

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

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

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Embedded Commissioning for Building Design  

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Building Commissioning has a broad scope that extends to all phases of building delivery. We view commissioning as a building delivery embedded process that persistently verifies and validates design intent throughout the building lifecycle process. In the building lifecycle approach, buildings are considered to have cradle-to-grave life spans. They are modeled through a variety of different developmental phases. In this research project, we intend to build the necessary theory and tools to support the embedded commissioning process as a co-function of building lifecycle.

Akin, O.; Turkaslan-Bulbul, M. T.; Gursel, I.; Garrett, J. H.; Akinci, B.; Wang, H.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Research Facilities  

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FLEX lab image, windows testing lab, scientist inside a lab, Research Facilities EETD maintains advanced research and test facilities for buildings, energy technologies, air...

404

THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS AND BUILDING ENVELOPE SYSTEMS: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in predicting dynamic thermal performance by the admittancea lumped parameter thermal analog model for dynamic ther-5 Presented at the DOE/ASTM Thermal Insulation Conference,

Carroll, William L.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

EIS-0350-S1: Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Nuclear Facility Portion of the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Building Replacement Project at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico  

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

This Supplemental EIS evaluates the completion of the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Building Replacement (CMRR) Project, which consists of constructing the nuclear facility portion (CMRR-NF) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The CMRR Project provides the analytical chemistry and materials characterization capabilities currently or previously performed in the existing Chemistry and Metallurgy Research (CMR) Building. Because of recent detailed site geotechnical investigations, certain aspects of the CMRR-NR project have changed resulting in change to the environmental impacts.

406

200 Area Deactivation Project Facilities Authorization Envelope Document  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Project facilities as required by HNF-PRO-2701, Authorization Envelope and Authorization Agreement. The Authorization Agreements (AA's) do not identify the specific set of environmental safety and health requirements that are applicable to the facility. Therefore, the facility Authorization Envelopes are defined here to identify the applicable requirements. This document identifies the authorization envelopes for the 200 Area Deactivation.

DODD, E.N.

2000-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

407

Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Building Replacement Project at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico  

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

APPENDIX A ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS METHODOLOGIES This appendix briefly describes the methods used to assess the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative effects of the alternatives in this Environmental Impact Statement for the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Building Replacement Project at Los Alamos National Laboratory (CMRR EIS). Included are impact assessment methods for land use and visual resources, site infrastructure, air quality, noise, geology and soils, surface and groundwater, water quality, ecological resources, cultural and paleontological resources, socioeconomics, waste management and pollution prevention, and cumulative impacts. Each section includes descriptions of the affected resources, region of influence, and impact assessment methods. Descriptions of the

408

Regulations establishing energy-conservation standards for new residential buildings  

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The text of the California Administrative Code, Title 24, Part 6, Article 1 is presented. The energy conservation standards described apply to all new hotels, motels, apartment houses, lodging houses, dwellings, and other residential buildings which are heated or mechanically cooled. Standards for the building envelope, climate control systems and equipment, and water heating are included. (MCW)

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1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

High Performance Commercial Building Systems Francis Rubinstein, LBNL  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

- 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

410

Data Envelopment Analysis Approach to Compare the Environmental Efficiency of Energy Utilization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Due to increasing financial and environmental concerns, governmental rules, regulations and incentives, alternative energy sources are expected to grow at a faster pace than conventional sources of energy. However, the current body of research providing ... Keywords: Data Envelopment Analysis, Energy, Environment, Renewable Energy, Technical Efficiency

Elif A. Kongar; Kurt Rosentrater

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Building Technologies Program | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Building Technologies Program Building Technologies Program SHARE Building Technologies Program The Building Technologies Program Office administratively facilitates the integration of ORNL research across disciplines to support federally-and privately-funded research. ORNL's buildings research is directed and funded primarily by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, specifically the Building Technologies Program. The Federal Energy Management Program, Geothermal Technologies Program, Advanced Manufacturing Office,Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program, Policy and International Affairs, Concentrating Solar Power Program, Sustainability Performance Office, and other partners also support ORNL's research to develop new building technologies. Building Technologies Office

412

Building Technologies Office: Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholde...  

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Webinars Building America Residential Research Better Buildings Alliance Solid-State Lighting Events DOE Challenge Home Zero Net-Energy-Ready Home Training September 23, 2013 EEBA...

413

Building Technologies Office: Distributed Intelligent-Automated...  

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Distributed Intelligent-Automated Demand Response Building Management System Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Distributed...

414

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...

415

$18.8 Million Award for Power Systems Engineering Research Center Continues Collaboration of 13 Universities and 35 Utilities for Electric Power Research, Building the Nation's Energy Workforce  

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

The Department of Energy awarded a cooperative agreement on January 16, 2009, to the Arizona State University (ASU) Board of Regents to operate the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC). PSERC is a collaboration of 13 universities with 35 electricity industry member organizations including utilities, transmission companies, vendors and research organizations...

416

Effect of building airtightness and fan size on the performance of mechanical ventilation systems in new U.S. houses: a critique of ASHRAE standard 62.2-2003  

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Determining Air Leakage Rate by Fan Pressurization. Americanof Building Envelopes by the Fan Pressurization Method.Dominated by Strong Exhaust Fan. ASHRAE Transactions. Vol

Roberson, J.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

This paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group at Oklahoma State University  

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, HVAC&R Research, 17:6, 891-894 ©ASHRAE, www.ashrae.org. Reprinted by permission from HVAC&R Research without ASHRAE's permission. #12;This article was downloaded by: [Oklahoma State University] On: 16 Bernier PhD b a Fellow ASHRAE, Oklahoma State University b Member ASHRAE, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal

418

NREL: Buildings Research - Building Physics Test Cases  

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cases, the model inputs that describe the house are fixed by the test specification. The energy usage for the base case and energy savings for a number of retrofit measures are...

419

NREL: Buildings Research - Challenges in Commercial Buildings  

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stays current with evolving energy performance verification strategies. Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDGs) and Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides (AERGs) provide...

420

Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Application Programming Interface  

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

Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Application Programming Interface NORA WANG GEOFF ELLIOTT JUSTIN ALMQUIST EDWARD ELLIS Pacific Northwest National Laboratory JUNE 14, 2013 Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Energy asset score evaluates the as- built physical characteristics of a building Energy Asset Score and its overall energy efficiency, independent of occupancy and operational choices. The physical characteristics include Building envelope (window, wall, roof) HVAC systems (heating, cooling, air distribution) Lighting system (luminaire and lighting control systems) Service hot water system Other major energy-using equipment (e.g. commercial refrigerator, commercial kitchen appliances, etc.) Building energy use is affected by many factors.

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421

Hybrid Model of Existing Buildings for Transient Thermal Performance Estimation  

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Building level energy models are important to provide accurate prediction of energy consumption for building performance diagnosis and energy efficiency assessment of retrofitting alternatives for building performance upgrading. Simplified but physically meaningful models for existing buildings are preferable for practical applications. In this study, a hybrid building model is developed to describe building system for thermal performance prediction at building level. The model includes two parts. One part is the detailed physical models, which are the CTF models of building envelopes based on the easily available coincident detailed physical properties. The other part is the simplified 2R2C model for building internal mass, whose parameters are estimated and optimized using short-term monitored operation data. A genetic algorithm estimator is developed to optimize these parameters. The parameter optimization of the simplified model and the hybrid building model are validated in a high-rise commercial office building under various weather conditions.

Xu, X.; Wang, S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Building Technologies Office: Integrated Predictive Demand Response  

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Integrated Predictive Integrated Predictive Demand Response Controller Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Integrated Predictive Demand Response Controller Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Integrated Predictive Demand Response Controller Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Integrated Predictive Demand Response Controller Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Integrated Predictive Demand Response Controller Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Integrated Predictive Demand Response Controller Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Integrated Predictive Demand Response Controller Research Project on AddThis.com...

423

Building Data Visualization  

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1 1 Building Data Visualization contour plot Figure 1: Contour plot showing the various operating stages of occupancy sensors described in the case study. Data visualization for buildings is the display of a rich set of variables and parameters that managers can use to verify the energy savings of energy- efficient technology and identify malfunctions in building equipment or problems with operating strategies. Effective data visualization depends on having graphic presentation formats that reveal the phenomena relevant to the building's performance. A research project at the Center for Building Science is aimed at developing data visualization techniques for improved building management. Buildings with energy management control systems as well as dedicated monitoring equipment in the

424

Climate change and buildings | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Climate change and buildings Climate change and buildings 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 How can we help you? Find out who's partnered with ENERGY STAR Become an ENERGY STAR partner Find ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants ENERGY STAR certification Featured research and reports Facts and stats Climate change and buildings Climate change and buildings

425

Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Activities  

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on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Activities on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Activities on Delicious...

426

Building Technologies Office: Buildings Performance Database  

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427

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA DIVISION OF BUILDING RESEARCH PERFORMANCE OF INSULATIONS LOCATED ABOVE AN IMPERMEABLE MEMBRANE IN A FLAT ROOF SYSTEM  

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The impermeable membrane of a flat roof can be protected from solar radiation, the effects of extreme temperature variation, and from traffic damage by placing it beneath the roof insulation. This provides the membrane with a better chance of performing its function of protecting the building from the entry of moisture. Now, however, the insulation is exposed to the weather and may lose its thermal insulating properties by becoming wet. Using experimental facilities which permit exposure of materials to outdoor conditions, several insulations- both porous and closed cell- were incorporated into a roof system of this type. Moisture contents and thermal conductances were measured periodically over a span of about two years. The results are reported here. This is being followed by work involving similar measurements with other design arrangements.

C. P. Hedlin; D. G. Cole; N. B. Hutcheon

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Around Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Around Buildings W h y startw i t h buildings and w o r k o u t wa r d ? For one, buildings are difficult t o a v o i d these

Treib, Marc

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

BUILDING INSPECTION Building, Infrastructure, Transportation  

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BUILDING INSPECTION Building, Infrastructure, Transportation City of Redwood City 1017 Middlefield Sacramento, Ca 95814-5514 Re: Green Building Ordinance and the Building Energy Efficiency Standards Per of Redwood City enforce the current Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards as part

430

Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies  

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Emerging Technologies Emerging Technologies Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Technology Research, Standards, & Codes Popular Links Success Stories Previous Next Lighten Energy Loads with System Design.

431

Education Buildings  

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

Education Education Characteristics by Activity... Education Education buildings are buildings used for academic or technical classroom instruction, such as elementary, middle, or high schools, and classroom buildings on college or university campuses. Basic Characteristics [ See also: Equipment | Activity Subcategories | Energy Use ] Education Buildings... Seventy percent of education buildings were part of a multibuilding campus. Education buildings in the South and West were smaller, on average, than those in the Northeast and Midwest. Almost two-thirds of education buildings were government owned, and of these, over three-fourths were owned by a local government. Tables: Buildings and Size Data by Basic Characteristics Establishment, Employment, and Age Data by Characteristics

432

Lodging Buildings  

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a nursing home, assisted living center, or other residential care building a half-way house some other type of lodging Lodging Buildings by Subcategory Figure showing lodging...

433

EERE: Buildings  

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

Commercial Building Initiative works with commercial builders and owners to reduce energy use and optimize building performance, comfort, and savings. Solid-State Lighting...

434

Infiltration and Natural Ventilation Model for Whole-Building Energy Simulation of Residential Buildings: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The infiltration term in the building energy balance equation is one of the least understood and most difficult to model. For many residential buildings, which have an energy performance dominated by the envelope, it can be one of the most important terms. There are numerous airflow models; however, these are not combined with whole-building energy simulation programs that are in common use in North America. This paper describes a simple multizone nodal airflow model integrated with the SUNREL whole-building energy simulation program.

Deru, M.; Burns, P.

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Discussion on Energy-Efficient Technology for the Reconstruction of Residential Buildings in Cold Areas  

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: Based on the existing residential buildings in cold areas, this paper takes the existing residential buildings in a certain district in Beijing to provide an analysis of the thermal characteristics of envelope and energy consumption in winter with the software PKPM, and provides the technical and economic analysis, which may provide reference for suitable plans for energy efficient reconstruction of buildings in cold areas.

Zhao, J.; Wang, S.; Chen, H.; Shi, Y.; Li, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

InfraMation 2009 Proceedings 2009-029 Schreyer Interactive Three-Dimensional Visualization of Building  

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Building Materials and Wood Technology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA ABSTRACT Proper insulation of Building Envelope Systems Using Infrared Thermography and SketchUp Alexander C. Schreyer and Simi Hoque building. As a result, it is important to have a continuous, stable, and integral boundary between

Schweik, Charles M.

437

Critical Simulation Based Evaluation of Thermally Activated Building Systems (TABS) Design Models  

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Building index YOC Climate zone Use and loads Envelope CAin California CZ03 climate zone. The design models wereinvestigated the California climate zones CZ03, CZ04, CZ05,

Basu, Chandrayee

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

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

439

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Delphin  

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Delphin Delphin Delphin logo Delphin is a comprehensive numerical simulation tool for the combined heat, moisture, and matter (e.g. salt) transport in porous building materials. It is mostly applied to calculate transient processes in building envelopes and construction details, and predict condensation problems and durability risks in general. Screen Shots Keywords Coupled heat, air and moisture transport, porous materials, building envelope Validation/Testing The software was tested according to HAMSTAD Benchmarks 1 to 5, EN 15026:2007. The software is also validated to conform with both two-dimensional cases of ISO 10211:2007, Annex A. The testcases are available on http://www.bauklimatik-dresden.de/delphin/benchmarks/en-10211_2007.php The parameterization and transport models are also tested against

440

Performance study of a thermal-envelope house: Phase II. Cooling performance. Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The thermal envelope house is shown to perform much better than conventional houses without mechanical refrigeration and better than one would expect from most passively cooled houses in the hot-humid climate of Georgia. Peak temperatures inside the house were 8 to 15/sup 0/F below peak ambient temperatures. Peak inside temperature measured during the test period was 80/sup 0/F with an outside ambient peak of 93/sup 0/F. Air flow rates within the envelope were less than 1 ft/sec even when the attic fan was operating. The earth cooling tubes provided noticeable sensible cooling to the house. Exit temperatures from the cooling tubes were between 72 to 76/sup 0/F, depending upon the air velocity through the tubes. The thermal chimney performed poorly as an air mover, especially when used to induce flow through the earth cooling tubes. The performance of the earth cooling tube could be improved by using the attic fan to increase the air flow through the cooling tubes and to insure it flowed in the cooling tube, through the envelope and out the thermal chimney. Being an exhaust fan, the attic fan created a negative pressure in the house. While this increased air flow through the cooling tubes, it also increased air infiltration through the building shell, thus increasing load. The humidity level within the living space remains relatively high year-round due to low rates of air infiltration and water vapor transmission through the building skin. The problem is aggravated during the summer by the introduction of cool moist air from the cooling tubes to the envelope and frequently to the inner space. While the cooling tubes are able to reduce the sensible load, and they are incapable of significantly reducing humidity or latent loads. This results in relatively comfortable air temperatures but uncomfortable humidities within the living space.

Akridge, J.M.; Benton, C.C.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Trombe Walls in Low-Energy Buildings: Practical Experiences; Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Low-energy buildings today improve on passive solar design by incorporating a thermal storage and delivery system called a Trombe wall. Trombe walls were integrated into the envelope of a recently completed Visitor Center at Zion National Park and a site entrance building at the National Wind Technology Center located at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL helped to design these commercial buildings to minimize energy consumption, using Trombe walls as an integral part of their design.

Torcellini, P.; Pless, S.

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Technical support document for proposed revision of the model energy code thermal envelope requirements  

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This report documents the development of the proposed revision of the council of American Building Officials` (CABO) 1993 supplement to the 1992 Model Energy Code (MEC) (referred to as the 1993 MEC) building thermal envelope requirements for single-family and low-rise multifamily residences. The goal of this analysis was to develop revised guidelines based on an objective methodology that determined the most cost-effective (least total life-cycle cost [LCC]) combination of energy conservation measures (ECMs) for residences in different locations. The ECMs with the lowest LCC were used as a basis for proposing revised MEC maximum U{sub o}-value (thermal transmittance) curves in the MEC format. The changes proposed here affect the requirements for ``group R`` residences. The group R residences are detached one- and two-family dwellings (referred to as single-family) and all other residential buildings three stories or less (referred to as multifamily).

Conner, C.C.; Lucas, R.G.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Technical support document for proposed revision of the model energy code thermal envelope requirements  

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This report documents the development of the proposed revision of the council of American Building Officials' (CABO) 1993 supplement to the 1992 Model Energy Code (MEC) (referred to as the 1993 MEC) building thermal envelope requirements for single-family and low-rise multifamily residences. The goal of this analysis was to develop revised guidelines based on an objective methodology that determined the most cost-effective (least total life-cycle cost [LCC]) combination of energy conservation measures (ECMs) for residences in different locations. The ECMs with the lowest LCC were used as a basis for proposing revised MEC maximum U[sub o]-value (thermal transmittance) curves in the MEC format. The changes proposed here affect the requirements for group R'' residences. The group R residences are detached one- and two-family dwellings (referred to as single-family) and all other residential buildings three stories or less (referred to as multifamily).

Conner, C.C.; Lucas, R.G.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones  

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Climate Zones to Climate Zones to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones 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 Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals

445

This paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group at Oklahoma State University  

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Conductivity at Below Ambient Temperatures Part I: Experimental Methodology and Dry Tests. ASHRAE Transactions. 118(1):1061- 1076. ©ASHRAE, www.ashrae.org. Reprinted by permission from ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 118 ASHRAE's permission. #12;©2012 ASHRAE 1061 This paper is based on findings resulting from ASHRAE Research

446

Buildings Performance Database Helps Building Owners, Investors...  

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Buildings Performance Database Helps Building Owners, Investors Evaluate Energy Efficient Buildings Buildings Performance Database June 2013 A new database of building features and...

447

Building Technologies Office: Buildings NewsDetail  

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448

A review of vacuum insulation research and development in the Building Materials Group of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

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This report is a summary of the development work on flat-vacuum insulation performed by the Building Materials Group (BMG) in the Metals and Ceramics Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) during the last two years. A historical review of the technology of vacuum insulation is presented, and the role that ORNL played in this development is documented. The ORNL work in vacuum insulation has been concentrated in Powder-filled Evacuated Panels (PEPs) that have a thermal resistivity over 2.5 times that of insulating foams and seven times that of many batt-type insulations, such as fiberglass. Experimental results of substituting PEPs for chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) foal insulation in Igloo Corporation ice coolers are summarized. This work demonstrated that one-dimensional (1D) heat flow models overestimated the increase in thermal insulation of a foam/PEP-composite insulation, but three-dimensional (3D) models provided by a finite-difference, heat-transfer code (HEATING-7) accurately predicted the resistance of the composites. Edges and corners of the ice coolers were shown to cause the errors in the 1D models as well as shunting of the heat through the foam and around the PEPs. The area of coverage of a PEP in a foam/PEP composite is established as an important parameter in maximizing the resistance of such composites. 50 refs., 27 figs,. 22 tabs.

Kollie, T.G.; McElroy, D.L.; Fine, H.A.; Childs, K.W.; Graves, R.S.; Weaver, F.J.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Research and Performance Analysis of a Solar-Powered Air-conditioning System in a Green Building  

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Based on the green building of the Shanghai Institute of Architectural Science, a solar-powered adsorption air-conditioning system was designed. The operational performance under a typical operating mode in summer was studied, which includes temperature variations of solar collector arrays, heat storage tank and adsorption chillers as well as refrigerating output variations of the system. Experimental results show that adsorption chillers have the advantages of low driving temperature, stability and long working time with high efficiency. Under representative working conditions in summer, the average refrigerating output of solar powered air-conditioning system is 15.31kW during operation of 8 hours; moreover, the maximum attains 20kW. Correspondingly, the average system COP is 0.35, and the average solar COP is 0.15. The solar fraction in summer is concluded to be 71.73%. In addition, the variations of solar-powered air-conditioning system performance with ambient parameters (solar radiant intensity and ambient temperature) and operating parameters (temperatures and flow rates) are analyzed.

Zhai, X.; Wang, R.; Dai, Y.; Wu, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings  

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building sector by at least 50%. Photo of people walking around a new home. Visitors Tour Solar Decathlon Homes Featuring the Latest in Energy Efficient Building Technology...

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A detailed loads comparison of three building energy modeling programs:  

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detailed loads comparison of three building energy modeling programs: detailed loads comparison of three building energy modeling programs: EnergyPlus, DeST and DOE-2.1E Title A detailed loads comparison of three building energy modeling programs: EnergyPlus, DeST and DOE-2.1E Publication Type Journal Year of Publication 2013 Authors Zhu, Dandan, Tianzhen Hong, Da Yan, and Chuang Wang Date Published 05/2013 Keywords building energy modeling program, building thermal loads, comparison, dest, DOE-2.1E, energyplus Abstract Building energy simulation is widely used to help design energy efficient building envelopes and HVAC systems, develop and demonstrate compliance of building energy codes, and implement building energy rating programs. However, large discrepancies exist between simulation results from different building energy modeling programs (BEMPs). This leads many users and stakeholders

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Energy efficiency buildings program, FY 1980  

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A separate abstract was prepared on research progress in each group at LBL in the energy efficient buildings program. Two separate abstracts were prepared for the Windows and Lighting Program. Abstracts prepared on other programs are: Energy Performance of Buildings; Building Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Program; DOE-21 Building Energy Analysis; and Building Energy Data Compilation, Analysis, and Demonstration. (MCW)

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic Energy Savings Potential in Federal Buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The primary objective of this study was to estimate the current life-cycle cost-effective (i.e., economic) energy savings potential in Federal buildings and the corresponding capital investment required to achieve these savings, with Federal financing. Estimates were developed for major categories of energy efficiency measures such as building envelope, heating system, cooling system, and lighting. The analysis was based on conditions (building stock and characteristics, retrofit technologies, interest rates, energy prices, etc.) existing in the late 1990s. The potential impact of changes to any of these factors in the future was not considered.

Brown, Daryl R.; Dirks, James A.; Hunt, Diane M.

2000-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Low heat-leak cryogenic envelope  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A plurality of cryogenic envelope sections are joined together to form a power transmission line. Each of the sections is comprised of inner and outer tubes having multilayer metalized plastic spirally wrapped within a vacuum chamber formed between the inner and outer tubes. A refrigeration tube traverses the vacuum chamber, but exits one section and enters another through thermal standoffs for reducing heat-leak from the outer tube to the refrigeration tube. The refrigeration tube passes through a spirally wrapped shield within each section's vacuum chamber in a manner so that the refrigeration tube is in close thermal contact with the shield, but is nevertheless slideable with respect thereto.

DeHaan, James R. (Boulder, CO)

1976-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Survey and Energy Savings in an Office Building with Aid of Building Software.  

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?? Simulation is one of the best Analytical tools for Building Research .Energy Efficient Buildings are of great concern which is gaining importance steeply in (more)

Lu, Yinghao

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Reference Buildings | Department of Energy  

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Buildings » Research Projects » Commercial Reference Buildings » Research Projects » Commercial Reference Buildings Commercial Reference Buildings The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in conjunction with three of its national laboratories, developed commercial reference buildings, formerly known as commercial building benchmark models. These reference buildings play a critical role in the program's energy modeling software research by providing complete descriptions for whole building energy analysis using EnergyPlus simulation software. There are 16 building types that represent approximately 70% of the commercial buildings in the U.S., according to the report published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory titled U.S. Department of Energy Commercial Reference Building Models of the National Building Stock. These

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Buildings | Department of Energy  

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

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Dynamic Simulation and Analysis of Factors Impacting the Energy Consumption of Residential Buildings  

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Buildings have a close relationship with climate. There are a lot of important factors that influence building energy consumption such as building shape coefficient, insulation work of building envelope, covered area, and the area ratio of window to wall. The integrated influence result will be different when the building is in different climate zone. This paper studies the variation rule of some aggregative indicators and building energy efficiency rates by simulation and analysis of the same building in different climate zones by eQuest, in order to determine how building energy efficiency works in different climate zones.

Lian, Y.; Hao, Y.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE ENVELOPE AND EMBEDDED DISK AROUND THE CLASS 0 PROTOSTAR L1157-mm: DUAL-WAVELENGTH INTERFEROMETRIC OBSERVATIONS AND MODELING  

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We present dual-wavelength observations and modeling of the nearly edge-on Class 0 young stellar object L1157-mm. Using the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy, a nearly spherical structure is seen from the circumstellar envelope at the size scale of 10{sup 2}-10{sup 3} AU in both 1 mm and 3 mm dust emission. Radiative transfer modeling is performed to compare data with theoretical envelope models, including a power-law envelope model and the Terebey-Shu-Cassen model. Bayesian inference is applied for parameter estimation and information criterion is used for model selection. The results prefer the power-law envelope model against the Terebey-Shu-Cassen model. In particular, for the power-law envelope model, a steep density profile with an index of {approx}2 is inferred. Moreover, the dust opacity spectral index {beta} is estimated to be {approx}0.9, implying that grain growth has started at L1157-mm. Also, the unresolved disk component is constrained to be {approx}<40 AU in radius and {approx}<4-25 M{sub Jup} in mass. However, the estimate of the embedded disk component relies on the assumed envelope model.

Chiang, Hsin-Fang; Looney, Leslie W. [Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1002 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States); Tobin, John J., E-mail: hchiang@ifa.hawaii.edu [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States)

2012-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Program: ENERGY STAR  

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with ENERGY STAR DOE conducts research, development, and deployment to improve the energy efficiency of existing homes using a whole-building approach, which results in the...

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Precision envelope detector and linear rectifier circuitry  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a method and apparatus for the precise linear rectification and envelope detection of oscillatory signals. The signal is applied to a voltage-to-current converter which supplies current to a constant current sink. The connection between the converter and the sink is also applied through a diode and an output load resistor to a ground connection. The connection is also connected to ground through a second diode of opposite polarity from the diode in series with the load resistor. Very small amplitude voltage signals applied to the converter will cause a small change in the output current of the converter, and the difference between the output current and the constant current sink will be applied either directly to ground through the single diode, or across the output load resistor, dependent upon the polarity. Disclosed also is a full-wave rectifier utilizing constant current sinks and voltage-to-current converters. Additionally, disclosed is a combination of the voltage-to-current converters with differential integrated circuit preamplifiers to boost the initial signal amplitude, and with low pass filtering applied so as to obtain a video or signal envelope output.

Davis, Thomas J. (Richland, WA)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analytical study of residential building with reflecting roofs  

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This report presents an analysis of the effect of roof solar reflectance on the annual heating (cooling) loads, peak heating (cooling) loads, and roof temperatures of the residential buildings. The annual heating (cooling) loads, peak heating (cooling) loads, and exterior roof temperatures for a small compact ranch house are computed using the Thermal Analysis Research Program (TARP). The residential models, with minor modifications in the thermal envelope for different locations, are subjected to hourly weather data for one year compiled in the Weather Year for Energy Calculation (WYEC) for in the following locations: Birmingham, Alabama; Bismarck, North Dakota; Miami, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona; Portland, Maine; and, Washington, D.C. Building loads have been determined for a full factorial experimental design that varies the following parameters of the residential model: solar reflectance of the roof, ceiling thermal resistance, attic ventilation, and attic mass framing area. The computed results for annual heating (cooling) loads and peak heating (cooling) loads are illustrated graphically, both globally for all cities and locally for each geographic location. The effect of peak parameter is ranked (highest to lowest) for effect on annual heating and cooling loads, and peak heating and cooling loads. A parametric study plots the building loads as a function of roof solar reflectance for different levels of ceiling thermal resistances and for each geographic location.

Zarr, R.R.

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy impacts of envelope tightening and mechanical ventilation...  

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ASHRAE 62.2; Retrofit; WAP; Energy bills Abstract Effective residential envelope air sealing reduces infiltration and associated energy costs for thermal conditioning, yet...

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Energy Impacts of Envelope Tightening and Mechanical Ventilation...  

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or absolute standards along with mechanical ventilation throughout the U.S. housing stock. We used a physics-based modeling framework to simulate the impact of envelope...

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Regulation of nuclear envelope breakdown by the nuclear pore complex;.  

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??In higher eukaryotes, each time a cell divides dramatic changes occur at the nuclear periphery. The nuclear envelope, nuclear pore complexes, and nuclear lamina must (more)

Prunuske, Amy Jeanette

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Service Buildings  

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

Service Service Characteristics by Activity... Service Service buildings are those in which some type of service is provided, other than food service or retail sales of goods. Basic Characteristics [ See also: Equipment | Activity Subcategories | Energy Use ] Service Buildings... Most service buildings were small, with almost ninety percent b