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Sustainable Building Rating Systems Summary  

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

Fowler, Kimberly M.; Rauch, Emily M.

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking and Performance Based Rating System for Commercial Buildings  

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

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A generalized window energy rating system for typical office buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Detailed computer simulation programs require lengthy inputs, and cannot directly provide an insight to relationship between the window energy performance and the key window design parameters. Hence, several window energy rating systems (WERS) for residential houses and small buildings have been developed in different countries. Many studies showed that utilization of daylight through elaborate design and operation of windows leads to significant energy savings in both cooling and lighting in office buildings. However, the current WERSs do not consider daylighting effect, while most of daylighting analyses do not take into account the influence of convective and infiltration heat gains. Therefore, a generalized WERS for typical office buildings has been presented, which takes all primary influence factors into account. The model includes embodied and operation energy uses and savings by a window to fully reflect interactions among the influence parameters. Reference locations selected for artificial lighting and glare control in the current common simulation practice may cause uncompromised conflicts, which could result in over- or under-estimated energy performance. Widely used computer programs, DOE2 and ADELINE, for hourly daylighting and cooling simulations have their own weaknesses, which may result in unrealistic or inaccurate results. An approach is also presented for taking the advantages of the both programs and avoiding their weaknesses. The model and approach have been applied to a typical office building of Hong Kong as an example to demonstrate how a WERS in a particular location can be established and how well the model can work. The energy effect of window properties, window-to-wall ratio (WWR), building orientation and lighting control strategies have been analyzed, and can be indicated by the localized WERS. An application example also demonstrates that the algebraic WERS derived from simulation results can be easily used for the optimal design of windows in buildings similar to the typical buildings. (author)

Tian, Cheng; Chen, Tingyao; Yang, Hongxing; Chung, Tse-ming [Research Center for Building Environmental Engineering, Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (China)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable systems rating program: Marketing ``Green`` Building in Austin, Texas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Four major resource issues for home construction were identified: water, energy, materials, and waste. A systems flow model was then developed that tracked the resource issues through interactive matrices in the areas of sourcing, processing, using, and disposing or recycling. This model served as the basis for a rating system used in an educational and marketing tool called the Eco-Home Guide.

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1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable systems rating program: Marketing Green'' Building in Austin, Texas  

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Four major resource issues for home construction were identified: water, energy, materials, and waste. A systems flow model was then developed that tracked the resource issues through interactive matrices in the areas of sourcing, processing, using, and disposing or recycling. This model served as the basis for a rating system used in an educational and marketing tool called the Eco-Home Guide.

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1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Building Asset Rating Program  

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

1 eere.energy.gov 1 eere.energy.gov Commercial Building Asset Rating Program August 23, 2011 12 p.m. ET, 9 a.m. PT Presenter: Cody Taylor PRE-DECISIONAL Information included in this document is for discussion purposes and does not constitute the final program design. FOR INFORMATION ONLY 2 eere.energy.gov Outline * Goals * Scope & schedule * Guiding principles * Program design issues - Metrics - Rating method - Rating scale - Opportunities for efficiency improvement - Quality assurance Please submit clarifying questions during today's webinar via the Q&A function of Live Meeting. 3 eere.energy.gov National Building Rating Program Goals * Facilitate cost-effective investment in energy efficiency and reduce energy use in the commercial building sector * Establish a national standard for voluntary commercial building asset rating

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Building Technologies Office: Integrated Building Management System  

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

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Building Energy Performance Certificate. Asset Rating.  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Non-Domestic Building Energy Performance Asset Rating ... Asset Rating. Author: BRE Subject: LCEA029636 Keywords: Energy Performance Certificate ...

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Home Energy Ratings and Building Performance  

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

Gardner, J.C.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building energy benchmarks and rating tools | Department of Energy  

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Building energy benchmarks and rating tools Building energy benchmarks and rating tools Building energy benchmarks and rating tools Building energy benchmarks and rating tools More...

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Incorporating Life Cycle Assessment into the LEED Green Building Rating System  

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........................................................................... 34 3.6.3 Selection of Specific Building Products from a Database EnergyStar, R2000 and EnerGuide, are listed as `ecolabels'. Ecolabels certify a product based is a comprehensive, publicly available LCI database developed using standardized data collection methodologies

Victoria, University of

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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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Upgrade energy building standards and develop rating system for existing low-income housing  

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The city of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) receives grant funding each year from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide local housing assistance to low-income residents. Through the years, HCD has found that many of the program recipients have had difficulty in managing their households, particularly in meeting monthly financial obligations. One of the major operating costs to low-income households is the utility bill. Furthermore, HCD`s experience has revealed that many low-income residents are simply unaware of ways to reduce their utility bill. Most of the HCD funds are distributed to low-income persons as grants or no/low interest loans for the construction or rehabilitation of single-family dwellings. With these funds, HCD builds 80 to 100 new houses and renovates about 500 homes each year. Houses constructed or renovated by HCD must meet HUD`s minimum energy efficiency standards. While these minimum standards are more than adequate to meet local building codes, they are not as aggressive as the energy efficiency standards being promoted by the national utility organizations and the home building industry. Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW), a city-owned utility, has developed an award-winning program named Comfort Plus which promotes energy efficiency{open_quote} in new residential construction. Under Comfort Plus, MLGW models house plans on computer for a fee and recommends cost-effective alterations which improve the energy efficiency of the house. If the builder agrees to include these recommendations, MLGW will certify the house and guarantee a maximum annual heating/cooling bill for two years. While the Comfort Plus program has received recognition in the new construction market, it does not address the existing housing stock.

Muller, D.; Norville, C. [Memphis and Shelby County Div. of Planning and Development, TN (United States)

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Tool User's Guide  

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Tool is a web-based system that is designed to allow building owners, managers, and operators to more accurately assess the energy performance of their commercial buildings. This document provide a step-by-step instruction on how to use the tool.

Wang, Na; Makhmalbaf, Atefe; Matsumoto, Steven W.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Workshop  

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

BUILDING BUILDING ENERGY ASSET RATING WORKSHOP December 8-9, 2011 Washington, D.C. Nora Wang (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Will Gorrissen (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Molly McCabe (Hayden Tanner, LLC) Cody Taylor (Department of Energy) 1 I Asset Rating D.C. Workshop eere.energy.gov PRE-DECISIONAL Information included in this document is for discussion purposes and does not constitute the final program design. FOR INFORMATION ONLY 2 I Asset Rating D.C. Workshop eere.energy.gov Program Goals * Facilitate cost-effective investment in energy efficiency and reduce energy use in the commercial building sector * Establish a national standard for voluntary commercial building asset rating * Create a tool to help building owners identify and implement

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Building the Senceive System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Waltenegus Dargie; Alexander Schill

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rating the energy performance of buildings  

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In order to succeed in developing a more sustainable society, buildings will need to be continuously improved. This paper discusses how to rate the energy performance of buildings. A brief review of recent approaches to energy rating is presented. It illustrates that there is no single correct or wrong concept, but one needs to be aware of the relative impact of the strategies. Different strategies of setting energy efficiency standards are discussed and the advantages of the minimum life cycle cost are shown. Indicators for building energy rating based on simulations, aggregated statistics and expert knowledge are discussed and illustrated in order to demonstrate strengths and weaknesses of each approach. In addition, the importance of considering the level of amenities offered is presented. Attributes of a rating procedure based on three elements, flexible enough for recognizing different strategies to achieve energy conservation, is proposed.

Olofsson, Thomas; Meier, Alan; Lamberts, Roberto

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Whole Building Ventilation Systems  

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

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Rating the energy performance of buildings  

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Energy and Sustainable Buildings, 2004 Available at http://Energy and Sustainable Buildings, Vol. 3, (2004), Olofsson,for a commercial office building in Melbourne, Australia,

Olofsson, Thomas; Meier, Alan; Lamberts, Roberto

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rating the energy performance of buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Journal of Low Energy and Sustainable Buildings, 2004Journal of Low Energy and Sustainable Buildings, Vol. 3, (Journal of Low Energy and Sustainable Buildings, Vol. 2 pp.

Olofsson, Thomas; Meier, Alan; Lamberts, Roberto

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rating the energy performance of buildings  

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and present results, Energy and Buildings Vol. 33, pp. 229-for Existing Houses, Energy and Buildings, Vol. 29, pp. 107-Laboratory Building, Energy and Buildings, Vol. 34, pp. 203-

Olofsson, Thomas; Meier, Alan; Lamberts, Roberto

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collaborative Systems for Building Automation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Ioan Valentin Sita

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commissioning Building Systems for Improved Energy ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

2012-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Program -- Market Research  

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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

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Collaborative recommender systems for building automation  

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

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

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Information Systems: User Case Studies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Granderson, Jessica

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technology and Urban Systems  

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

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

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

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BOSS: building operating system services  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative relationship of sick building syndrome symptoms with ventilation rates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

at two outdoor air supply rates." Indoor Air 14 Suppl 8: 7-Miettinen (1995). "Ventilation rate in office buildings andAssociation of ventilation rates and CO 2 concentrations

Fisk, William J.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cybernetic Building Systems Programs and Projects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

2010-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Building Management System (IBMS)  

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

Anita Lewis

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WASTE HANDLING BUILDING VENTILATION SYSTEM DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT  

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

P.A. Kumar

2000-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

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Empowering the Market: How Building Energy Performance Rating...  

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Empowering the Market: How Building Energy Performance Rating and Disclosure Policies Encourage U.S. Energy Efficiency Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio...

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Empowering the Market: How Building Energy Performance Rating and  

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Empowering the Market: How Building Energy Performance Rating and Empowering the Market: How Building Energy Performance Rating and Disclosure Policies Encourage U.S. Energy Efficiency 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

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Measuring Outdoor Air Intake Rates into Existing Building  

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Practical and accurate technologies are needed for continuously measuring and controlling outdoor air (OA) intake rates in commercial building heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. This project evaluated two new measurement approaches. Laboratory experiments determined that OA flow rates were measurable with errors generally less than 10 percent using electronic air velocity probes installed between OA intake louver blades or at the outlet face of louvers. High accuracy was maintained with OA flow rates as low as 15 percent of the maximum for the louvers. Thus, with this measurement approach HVAC systems do not need separate OA intakes for minimum OA supply. System calibration parameters are required for each unique combination of louver type and velocity sensor location but calibrations are not necessary for each system installation. The research also determined that the accuracy of measuring OA flow rates with velocity probes located in the duct downstream of the intake louver was not improved by installing honeycomb airflow straighteners upstream of the probes. Errors varied with type of upstream louver, were as high as 100 percent, and were often greater than 25 percent. In conclusion, use of electronic air velocity probes between the blades of OA intake louvers or at the outlet face of louvers is a highly promising means of accurately measuring rates of OA flow into HVAC systems. The use of electronic velocity probes downstream of airflow straighteners is less promising, at least with the relatively small OA HVAC inlet systems employed in this research.

Fisk, William; Sullivan, Douglas; Cohen, Sebastian; Han, Hwataik

2009-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

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PSNC Energy (Gas) - Green Building Rate Discount | Department of Energy  

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

PSNC Energy (Gas) - Green Building Rate Discount PSNC Energy (Gas) - Green Building Rate Discount PSNC Energy (Gas) - Green Building Rate Discount < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating Buying & Making Electricity Water Heating Wind Program Info State North Carolina Program Type Utility Rate Discount Rebate Amount $0.05 discount/therm Provider PSNC Energy This discounted rate is available to commercial customers whose building meets the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification or equivalent. To qualify, the customer must be on the Rate 125. Qualifying customers pay $.05 per therm

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WASTE TREATMENT BUILDING VENTILATION SYSTEM DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT  

SciTech Connect

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

P.A. Kumar

2000-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Benchmarking and Performance Based Rating System for Commercial...  

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and green building rating systems such as Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED-India) and Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) have been the prime...

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Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations  

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

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The Impacts of Utility Rates and Building Type on the Economics of  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Impacts of Utility Rates and Building Type on the Economics of Impacts of Utility Rates and Building Type on the Economics of Commercial Photovoltaic Systems Jump to: navigation, search Impacts of Regional Electricity Prices and Building Type on the Economics of Commercial Photovoltaic Systems[1] Authors:Sean Ong, Clinton Campbell, and Nathan Clark National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2012. Abstract To identify the impacts of regional electricity prices and building type on the economics of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, 207 rate structures across 77 locations and 16 commercial building types were evaluated. Results for expected solar value are reported for each location and building type. Aggregated results are also reported, showing general trends across various impact categories. The digital appendix is available with results for the different locations

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Building America Systems Integration Research Annual Report:...  

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

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Building Energy Information Systems: User Case Studies  

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

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TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS Transportation systems are the building  

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

Wang, Yuhang

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Multiple System Rate Process  

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DSW Multiple System Transmission Rate Process DSW Multiple System Transmission Rate Process Federal Register Notice Withdrawing Rate Proposal (PDF) Formal Process Extension Federal Register Notice (PDF) Customer Savings Under Various MSTR (XLS) Public Information Forum March 29, 2005 Customer Meeting Overview (Power Point) Customer Meeting Overview (PDF) Customer Meeting Transcript (PDF) Public Comment Forum April 6, 2005 Customer Meeting Transcript (PDF) Response Letter 5-17-05 (PDF) Customer Letters Tonopah ID-5/25/05 (PDF) APS-5/26/05 (PDF) SRP-5/27/05 (PDF) RSLynch-6/1/05 (PDF) KRSaline-6/1/05 (PDF) Formal Process Federal Register Notice (Word) Federal Register Notice (PDF) Brochure (Word) Appendices to Brochure: A B C D E1 E2 F1 F2 GH Public Information Forum July 14, 2004 Customer Meeting Overview (Power Point)

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National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory  

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

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Building Energy Transparency: A Framework for Implementing... Energy Rating  

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Transparency: A Framework for Implementing... Transparency: A Framework for Implementing... Energy Rating & Disclosure Policy 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

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Building Trust & Confidence in Voting Systems  

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

2012-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrating Renewable Energy Systems in Buildings (Presentation)  

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

Hayter, S. J.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building International Emergency Management Systems | National...  

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

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Building Technologies Office: Simplified Space Conditioning Systems...  

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

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Building Technologies Office: Simplified Space Conditioning Systems...  

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

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System architecture for a smart university building  

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

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

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home | Buildings Technology & Urban Systems Department  

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

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ancient building system | OpenEI Community  

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

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NREL: Technology Deployment - Building Energy Systems  

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

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Preoperational test report, vent building ventilation system  

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

Clifton, F.T.

1997-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Cake Systems  

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

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Building a Smarter Distribution System in Pennsylvania  

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

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ARCS – Access Rate Control System  

protected steel housing. ... Access Rate Control System This rugged, maintenance- ... Y-12 is seeking an industry partner to fully com-

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Database Supported Bacnet Data Acquisition System for Building Energy Diagnostics  

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

Li, Z.; Augenbroe, G.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WASTE HANDLING BUILDING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT  

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

S.C. Khamamkar

2000-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Liability aspects of home energy-rating systems  

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

Hendrickson, P.L.

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Building HVAC Systems  

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

Najafi, Massieh

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Continuous Commissioning® on the Energy Star® Rating of Hospitals and Office Buildings  

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Re-commissioning, retro-commissioning, Continuous Commissioning® (CC®) are examples of successful systematic processes implemented in buildings to reduce overall building energy consumption, and improve efficiency of systems and their operations and control. The impact of the Continuous Commissioning® Process on the Energy Star® Rating (ESR) of office buildings and hospitals is examined in this thesis. The improvement in performance of a building, and subsequently its ESR, is found to be influenced by its initial ESR, while its location has no impact on improvement. The improvement in ESR is observed to be almost linearly proportional to the percentage of energy saved. For 10% - 20% reductions in energy use typical of the CC® process, the ESR is increased by 10-19 ESR ranks for office buildings and by 13 - 26 ESR ranks for hospitals. The CC® process is found to potentially enable an office building of average initial ESR of 62 and a hospital of average initial ESR of 55, located anywhere in the US, to be eligible to achieve ESR of 75 and consequently the Energy Star recognition. The improvement of ESR is a function of the initial ESR and the building type; hence it is observed to be different for hospitals and office buildings in the study. For hospital and office building models occupying 100,000 ft² of floor area each, a difference of about 30% in the ESR improvement (greater for hospitals) is observed. The energy intensities may be different for buildings with same ESRs that have different location and/or type. An averaged maximum difference of energy intensity of approximately 10% is observed to exist for identical buildings and of the same type but located at different locations. Hospitals are observed to be more than twice as energy intensive as office buildings for the same location and equal ESRs. ESR plotted against % energy savings at site reveals the stepped nature of ESR system. At specific initial ESR and corresponding % savings a reduction of up to approximately 1% for office buildings and up to 1.5% for hospitals does not change the respective ESRs for the model set of buildings in the study.

Kulkarni, Aditya Arun

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Montana Sustainable Building Systems | Open Energy Information  

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Systems Systems Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Montana Sustainable Building Systems Name Montana Sustainable Building Systems Address 201 Second St E Place Whitefish, Montana Zip 59937 Sector Buildings Product Cross-laminated timber panel building systems Year founded 2009 Phone number 406-862-9222 Website http://www.smartwoods.com Coordinates 48.410317°, -114.340704° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":48.410317,"lon":-114.340704,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Thermal distribution systems in commercial buildings  

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

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Implementing Fuzzy Expert System for intelligent buildings  

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

Carlos A. Reyes-Garcia; Elva. Corona

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Systems Diagnostics and Predictive Maintenance  

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

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

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methodology for Rating a Building's Overall Performance based on the ASHRAE/CIBSE/USGBC Performance Measurement Protocols for Commercial Buildings  

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This study developed and applied a field test to evaluate the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)/Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)/United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Performance Measurement Protocols (PMP) for Commercial Buildings in a case-study office building in central Texas. As the first integrated protocol on building performance measurement, the ASHRAE PMP accomplished its goal of providing the standardized protocols for measuring and comparing the overall performance of a building, including energy, water, thermal comfort, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), lighting, and acoustics. However, several areas for improvement were identified such as conflicting results from different procedures or benchmarks provided in the ASHRAE PMP; limited guidelines for performing the measurements; lack of detailed modeling techniques, graphical indices, and clear benchmarks; and some practical issues (i.e., high cost requirements and time-intensive procedures). All these observations are listed as the forty issues, including thirteen for energy, five for water, and twenty-two for Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). Recommendations were developed for each issue identified. For the selected high-priority issues, twelve new or modified approaches were proposed and then evaluated against the existing procedures in the ASHRAE PMP. Of these twelve new or modified approaches, the following are the most significant developments: a more accurate monthly energy use regression model including occupancy; a monthly water use regression model for a weather-normalized comparison of measured water performance; a method how to use a vertical temperature profile to evaluate room air circulation; a method how to use LCeq – LAeq difference as a low-cost alternative to estimate low frequency noise annoyance; a statistical decomposition method of time-varying distribution of indices; and a real-time wireless IEQ monitoring system for the continuous IEQ measurements. The application of the forty recommendations and the twelve new or modified approaches developed in this study to the ASHRAE PMP is expected to improve the applicability of the ASHRAE PMP, which aligns the overall purpose of this study. Finally, this study developed a new single figure-of-merit rating system based on the ASHRAE PMP procedures. The developed rating system is expected to improve the usability of the protocols.

Kim, Hyojin 1981-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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Intelligent Building Energy Information and Control Systems for...  

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

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

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

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Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls | Open Energy Information  

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

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Using Building Control System for Commissioning  

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

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

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building integrated photovoltaic systems analysis: Preliminary report  

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

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1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

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

Mehler, G.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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...

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High-performance commercial building systems  

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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  

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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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Control System Commissioning for Enhanced Building Operations  

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

Salsbury, T. I.; Singhal, A.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Durra Building Systems | Open Energy Information  

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Durra Building Systems Durra Building Systems Jump to: navigation, search Name Durra Building Systems Place Whitewright, Texas Zip 75491 Product Creates contruction panels from wheat straw using a patented production process. Coordinates 33.512685°, -96.393299° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":33.512685,"lon":-96.393299,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Duct Systems in Large Commercial Buildings: Physical  

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

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Impacts of Regional Electricity Prices and Building Type on the Economics of Commercial Photovoltaic Systems  

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To identify the impacts of regional electricity prices and building type on the economics of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, 207 rate structures across 77 locations and 16 commercial building types were evaluated. Results for expected solar value are reported for each location and building type. Aggregated results are also reported, showing general trends across various impact categories.

Ong, S.; Campbell, C.; Clark, N.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring Building Systems for Schedule Compliance  

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

Jensen, Andrew M.; Belew, Shan T.

2013-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Web-based energy information systems for large commercial buildings  

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

Motegi, Naoya; Piette, Mary Ann

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System/Building Tech Integration | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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

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

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

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DOE Commercial Building Asset Rating: An Application of Centralized Modeling Tools  

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This paper presents a novel approach used to develop the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Commercial Building Asset Rating, which is intended to help building owners better understand the installed system performance and the total energy use. A simplified data collection and energy-modeling method is employed to disaggregate building energy information. Furthermore, the approach outlined will also include a mechanism for identifying energy improvement opportunities. A detailed modeling approach to formulate an Asset Rating would most likely provide the greatest flexibility and accuracy. Such an approach would, however, require a substantial amount of user investment for collecting the energy audit, data and hiring a professional to perform energy modeling and analysis. A simplified model approach requires fewer input combinations, which could reduce opportunities for error and allow an inexperienced user to quickly develop energy models. However, the accuracy of the results is often questionable. To address the above issue, the method presented in this paper separates model inputs into categories based on overall energy impact, difficulty to obtain, and variability among buildings. We outline an approach that will allow great flexibility in terms of how many and which of the different categories of variables must be found to produce an accurate energy model. The approach will allow all key variables to be inferred from some minimum set of variables while at the same time allowing a user to enter many more variables if he or she has reliable values for them. The approach outlined will also provide constant values for some variables and algorithms for finding those which are very difficult to determine in the field. The whole of this approach will reduce modeling time and expertise required while maintaining accuracy and the ability to support the variability and complexity that exist in buildings. Therefore, the goals of facilitating cost-effective investment in energy efficiency and reducing energy use in the commercial building sector are met.

Wang, Na; Gorrissen, Willy J.; Srivastava, Viraj; Taylor, Cody

2012-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Sensors and Energy Monitoring Systems  

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

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Cake Systems  

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

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Assessment of the Energy Rating of Insulated Wall Assemblies - A Step Towards Building Energy Labeling  

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Considerable efforts are recently focusing on energy labeling of components and systems in buildings. In Canada, the energy rating of windows was established, which provides a protocol to rate different types of windows with respect to their energy performance. It takes into account the interaction between: solar heat gain, heat loss due to air leakage and due to the thermal properties of the entire window assembly. A major research project, jointly sponsored by NRC-IRC and the polyurethane spray foam industry, was established to assess the thermal and air leakage performance of insulated walls with the focus on developing an energy rating procedure for insulated wall assemblies. This paper is one in a series of publications to present partial results of this project. Experimental data and computer simulation comparison of a set of wall specimens are presented together with a summary of the proposed procedure for the determination of the energy rating of insulated walls (WER).

Elmahdy, H.; Maref, W.; Saber, H.; Swinton, M.; Glazer, R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impacts of Utility Rates and Building Type on the Economics...  

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Photovoltaic Systems Jump to: navigation, search Impacts of Regional Electricity Prices and Building Type on the Economics of Commercial Photovoltaic Systems1 Authors:Sean...

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Quantitative relationship of sick building syndrome symptoms with ventilation rates  

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32%), and as ventilation rate increases from 10 to 25 L/s-0.85) as ventilation rate increases from 10 to 25 L/s-29% as ventilation rate increases from 10 to 25 L/s-person.

Fisk, William J.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Low-Interest Rates Entice...  

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rate. EnergyWorks in Philadelphia is using low-interest loan rates to incentivize homeowners by tying the interest rate to the number of energy efficiency measures incorporated...

103

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

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

Paul, Rathindra Jurg

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Building Energy Monitoring System: Making Energy Manageable  

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

105

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: System Analyzer  

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

106

A Modular Architecture for Building Automation Systems  

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

Wolfgang Granzer; Wolfgang Kastner; Georg Neugschw; Fritz Praus

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

INTEGRATED ENERGY SYSTEMS: PRODUCTIVITY & BUILDING SCIENCE  

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of Large Commercial HVAC Systems Led by Erik Kolderup, Eley Associates, Inc. Advanced VAV System Design will modify their rating system for tubular daylighting devices; and 2) U-factor results will affect how NFRC) E3 10/03 Advanced VAV System Design Guideline (Eley) E4 5/03 Integrated Design of Small Commercial

108

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: REM/Rate  

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REM/Rate REM/Rate REM/Rate logo. User-friendly, yet highly sophisticated, residential energy analysis, code compliance and rating software developed specifically for the needs of HERS providers. REM/Rate calculates heating, cooling, hot water, lighting, and appliance energy loads, consumption and costs for new and existing single and multi-family homes. Climate data is available for cities and towns throughout North America. A home energy rating is calculated based on the proposed DOE HERS guidelines (10 CFR 437) as modified by the RESNET/NASEO HERS Technical Committee. In addition to an energy rating, REM/Rate creates value added information including energy efficiency mortgage report, energy appraisal addendum, energy code compliance (MEC, IECC, and ASHRAE), improvement analysis (existing homes), design optimization (new homes),

109

Build Safety into the Very Beginning of the Computer System  

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

2011-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

110

Applications of Optimal Building Energy System Selection and...  

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

111

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

Barker, G.; Norton, P.

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

MEMS CHIP CO2 SENSOR FOR BUILDING SYSTEMS INTEGRATION  

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The objective of this research was to develop an affordable, reliable sensor to enable demand controlled ventilation (DCV). A significant portion of total energy consumption in the United States is used for heating or air conditioning (HVAC) buildings. To assure occupant safety and fresh air levels in large buildings, and especially those with sealed windows, HVAC systems are frequently run in excess of true requirements as automated systems cannot now tell the occupancy level of interior spaces. If such a sensor (e.g. thermostat sized device) were available, it would reduce energy use between 10 and 20% in such buildings. A quantitative measure of ''fresh air'' is the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) present. An inert gas, CO{sub 2} is not easily detected by chemical sensors and is usually measured by infrared spectroscopy. Ion Optics research developed a complete infrared sensor package on a single MEMS chip. It contains the infrared (IR) source, IR detector and IR filter. The device resulting from this DOE sponsored research has sufficient sensitivity, lifetime, and drift rate to meet the specifications of commercial instrument manufacturers who are now testing the device for use in their building systems.

Anton Carl Greenwald

2005-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

113

Building a Smarter Distribution System in Pennsylvania  

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

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

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

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

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Surfaces on Ozone-Terpene Conversion Rates in Buildings  

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Impact of Surfaces on Ozone-Terpene Conversion Rates in Buildings Speaker(s): Glenn Morrison Date: March 5, 2007 - 4:00pm Location: 90-3122 Indoor surface reactions of ozone with...

117

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

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

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

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

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Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: HVAC Systems  

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

120

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

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

Grobe, Lars

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems | Department  

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

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Building Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems | Department  

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

123

A semiotic multi-agent system for intelligent building control  

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

Darren Booy; Kecheng Liu; Bing Qiao; Chris Guy

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Buildings and corporate strategy : towards a management system model  

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

Brana, Rodrigo

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Building Energy Information Systems: User Case Studies  

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

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

2010-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

126

An expert system for strategic control of accidents and insurers' risks in building construction projects  

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Building construction projects appear to have higher accident rates. Contractors procure workers' compensation insurance (WCI) to transfer these risks to insurance companies. The commitment of insurers under WCI is extremely broad; there are no exclusions ... Keywords: Buildings, Expert system, Fuzzy logic, Occupational health and safety, Singapore, Workers' compensation insurance

Kamardeen Imriyas

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

A View on Future Building System Modeling and Simulation  

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

Wetter, Michael

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

A View on Future Building System Modeling and Simulation  

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

Wetter, Michael

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

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

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

Burn, G. (comp.)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

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

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

Burn, G. (comp.)

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

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

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

Burn, G. (comp.)

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

High-performance commercial building systems  

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

Selkowitz, Stephen

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Rate Analysis of Two Photovoltaic Systems in San Diego  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Analysts have found increasing evidence that rate structure has impacts on the economics of solar systems. This paper uses 2007 15-minute interval photovoltaic (PV) system and load data from two San Diego City water treatment facilities to illustrate impacts of different rate designs. The comparison is based on rates available in San Diego at the time of data collection and include proportionately small to large demand charges (relative to volumetric consumption), and varying on- and off- peak times. Findings are twofold for these large commercial systems: 1) transferring costs into demand charges does not result in savings and 2) changes in peak times do not result in a major cost difference during the course of a year. While lessons learned and discussion on rate components are based on the findings, the applicability is limited to buildings with similar systems, environments, rate options, and loads.

Doris, E.; Ong, S.; Van Geet, O.

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intelligent Building Control System for EPBD Certification Support  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Kabele, K.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective Daylighting: Evaluating Daylighting Performance in the San Francisco Federal Building from the Perspective of Building Occupants  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

used in simulation of daylighting system performance, modelsfor daylighting in green building rating systems, standardsfor daylighting in green building rating systems, standards

Konis, Kyle Stas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Building Management System (IBMS) | Department of Energy  

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

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

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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  

SciTech Connect

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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How do I Build Apps with Utility Rate Data (that is continuously updating)?  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

How do I Build Apps with Utility Rate Data (that is continuously updating)? How do I Build Apps with Utility Rate Data (that is continuously updating)? Home > Groups > Utility Rate There's a need among our users to incorporate the electricity rates from the URDB into new apps. For example, we recently had this question: Is there a way that I can utilize your platform to find energy rates per kWh (residential, ideally final price to consumer)? Is there a way that we can design our database (which is currently organized by zip code,) to continually be updated by your information? Submitted by Kch on 22 June, 2012 - 07:44 2 answers Points: 1 With the developer in mind, here are some sample calls for utility rate data. Please post to my status to contact me if you have more specific questions about utility rate web services coming from OpenEI! If I create

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How do I Build Apps with Utility Rate Data (that is continuously updating)?  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

How do I Build Apps with Utility Rate Data (that is continuously updating)? How do I Build Apps with Utility Rate Data (that is continuously updating)? Home > Groups > Utility Rate There's a need among our users to incorporate the electricity rates from the URDB into new apps. For example, we recently had this question: Is there a way that I can utilize your platform to find energy rates per kWh (residential, ideally final price to consumer)? Is there a way that we can design our database (which is currently organized by zip code,) to continually be updated by your information? Submitted by Kch on 22 June, 2012 - 07:44 2 answers Points: 1 With the developer in mind, here are some sample calls for utility rate data. Please post to my status to contact me if you have more specific questions about utility rate web services coming from OpenEI! If I create

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How do I Build Apps with Utility Rate Data (that is continuously updating)?  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

How do I Build Apps with Utility Rate Data (that is continuously updating)? How do I Build Apps with Utility Rate Data (that is continuously updating)? Home > Groups > Utility Rate There's a need among our users to incorporate the electricity rates from the URDB into new apps. For example, we recently had this question: Is there a way that I can utilize your platform to find energy rates per kWh (residential, ideally final price to consumer)? Is there a way that we can design our database (which is currently organized by zip code,) to continually be updated by your information? Submitted by Kch on 22 June, 2012 - 07:44 2 answers Points: 1 With the developer in mind, here are some sample calls for utility rate data. Please post to my status to contact me if you have more specific questions about utility rate web services coming from OpenEI! If I create

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How do I Build Apps with Utility Rate Data (that is continuously updating)?  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

How do I Build Apps with Utility Rate Data (that is continuously updating)? How do I Build Apps with Utility Rate Data (that is continuously updating)? Home > Groups > Utility Rate Kch's picture Submitted by Kch(24) Member 23 April, 2012 - 10:31 utility rate web services There's a need among our users to incorporate the electricity rates from the URDB into new apps. For example, we recently had this question: Is there a way that I can utilize your platform to find energy rates per kWh (residential, ideally final price to consumer)? Is there a way that we can design our database (which is currently organized by zip code,) to continually be updated by your information? Groups: Utility Rate Developer Login to post comments Comments Rmckeel Rmckeel1 year 28 weeks ago Moved to Q&A! We have an awesome new feature on OpenEI community called Q&A. I've

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

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

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

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Predictive Control for the Operation of Building Cooling Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Ma, Yudong

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integration of Real-Time Data Into Building Automation Systems  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2003-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Building HVAC Systems.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Najafi, Massieh

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 5.5 Thermal Distribution Systems  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

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

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 5.5 Thermal Distribution Systems  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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System/Building Tech Integration | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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

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Building Performance Monitoring, Control, and Information Systems  

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

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An architectural approach to building systems from COTS software components  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Mark R. Vigder; John Dean

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Direct Digital Control for Building HVAC Systems, 2nd edition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Michael J. L. Coffin

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Systems Integration Research Annual Report: FY 2012  

SciTech Connect

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

Gestwick, M.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Building America Systems Integration Research Annual Report: FY 2012  

SciTech Connect

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

Gestwick, M.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

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Increase energy efficiency in systems and buildings and improve indoor  

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

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Theoretical Minimum Energy Use of a Building HVAC System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Tanskyi, O.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Cyber-physical energy systems: focus on smart buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Jan Kleissl; Yuvraj Agarwal

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

166

Interaction of a solar space heating system with the thermal behavior of a building  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The thermal behavior of a building in response to heat input from an active solar space heating system is analyzed to determine the effect of the variable storage tank temperature on the cycling rate, on-time, and off-time of a heating cycle and on the comfort characteristics of room air temperature swing and of offset of the average air temperature from the setpoint (droop). A simple model of a residential building, a fan coil heat-delivery system, and a bimetal thermostat are used to describe the system. A computer simulation of the system behavior has been developed and verified by comparisons with predictions from previous studies. The system model and simulation are then applied to determine the building response to a typical hydronic solar heating system for different solar storage temperatures, outdoor temperatures, and fan coil sizes. The simulations were run only for those cases where there was sufficient energy from storage to meet the building load requirements.

Vilmer, C.; Warren, M.L.; Auslander, D.

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Energy Saving in Office Building by Floor Integration System: Reducing  

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

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Lawrence Livermore to build advanced laser system in Czech Republic  

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9-06 9-06 For immediate release: 09/17/2013 | NR-13-09-06 High Resolution Image The High Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System, or HAPLS, will be designed, developed, assembled and tested at Lawrence Livermore. It will be transferred to the ELI Beamlines facility in 2016, where it will be commissioned for use by the international scientific community. Lawrence Livermore to build advanced laser system in Czech Republic Breanna Bishop, LLNL, (925) 423-9802, bishop33@llnl.gov High Resolution Image Artist renderings of the ELI Beamlines facility, currently under construction in the Czech Republic. High Resolution Image A CAD image of the ELI-HAPLS laser. LIVERMORE, Calif. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), through Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS), has been awarded more than

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DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Program Focus Groups with Primary Stakeholders in Seattle -- Final Report  

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

Commercial Building Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Program Focus Groups with Primary Stakeholders in Seattle Final Report G Redmond Wolf J Dohack LD Winges Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation Seattle, Washington Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Washington, D.C. February 2012 DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Program Focus Groups with Primary Stakeholders in Seattle Final Report G Redmond Wolf J Dohack LD Winges Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation Seattle, Washington Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Washington, D.C. February 2012 Contents 1.0 Introduction .................................................................................................................................. 1

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Web-based Energy Information Systems for Large Commercial Buildings  

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

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

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

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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.

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System-Level Monitoring and Diagnosis of Building HVAC System.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Wu, Siyu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Energy Management Systems Package for Small Commercial Buildings  

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

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

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An Analysis of Statewide Adoption Rates of Building Energy Code by Local Jurisdictions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this study is to generally inform the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Energy Codes Program of the local, effective energy code adoption rate for a sample set of 21 states, some which have adopted statewide codes and some that have not. Information related to the residential energy code adoption process and status at the local jurisdiction was examined for each of the states. Energy code status information was gathered for approximately 2,800 jurisdictions, which effectively covered approximately 80 percent of the new residential building construction in the 21 states included in the study.

Cort, Katherine A.; Butner, Ryan S.

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Ball State building massive geothermal system | Department of Energy  

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

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

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Ball State building massive geothermal system | Department of Energy  

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

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

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An Analysis of Building Energy Code Statewide Adoption Rates by Local  

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An Analysis of Building Energy Code Statewide Adoption Rates by Local An Analysis of Building Energy Code Statewide Adoption Rates by Local Jurisdiction The purpose of this study is to quantify the energy code adoption rate by local jurisdictions from a sample set of 21 states. Some of the states within this sample have statewide energy codes, while others do not. Using construction starts and weighting results by localities that have or have not adopted energy codes, the findings can suggest a means of identifying which states have "effectively" adopted state-wide codes through local adoption and enforcement. Publication Date: Monday, December 31, 2012 BEC_Statewide_Adoption.pdf Document Details Last Name: Cort Initials: KA Affiliation: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Document Number: PNNL-21963 Prepared by:

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Category:Utility Rate Impacts on PV Economics By Building Type | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Rate Impacts on PV Economics By Building Type Rate Impacts on PV Economics By Building Type Jump to: navigation, search Impact of Utility Rates on PV Economics Full Service Restaurant Hospital Large Hotel Large Office Medium Office Midrise Apartment Outpatient Primary School Quick Service Restaurant Secondary School Small Hotel Small Office Stand-alone Retail Strip Mall Supermarket Warehouse Subcategories This category has the following 16 subcategories, out of 16 total. F [×] FullServiceRestaurant‎ 1 pages H [×] Hospital‎ L [×] LargeHotel‎ [×] LargeOffice‎ M [×] MediumOffice‎ [×] MidriseApartment‎ O [×] OutPatient‎ P [×] PrimarySchool‎ Q [×] QuickServiceRestaurant‎ S [×] SecondarySchool‎ [×] SmallHotel‎ [×] SmallOffice‎ S cont. [×] StandAloneRetail‎ [×] StripMall‎ [×] Supermarket‎ W [×] Warehouse‎

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Building robust Reputation Systems for travel-related services  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Huiying Duan; Peng Yang

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Cyber-physical systems for next generation intelligent buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Andreas Savvides; Ioannis Paschalidis; Michael Caramanis

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

An innovative and sustainable building system using structural insulated panels  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Birmingham, University of

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Knowledge-based navigation system for building health diagnosis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Chih-Yuan Chang, Ming-Da Tsai

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Paul Mathew Staff Scientist, Commercial Building Systems Group  

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

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

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

Sittipunt, Preechaya

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Daylighting control systems : Daylighting The New York Times Building  

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control systems control systems Overview The architectural approach The owner's approach Daylighting field study Daylighting control systems Automated roller shades Procurement specifications Shades and Shade Controls Lighting Controls Visualizing daylight Commissioning/ verification Demand response Mainstream solutions Post-occupancy evaluation Publications Sponsors Project team Daylighting control systems Lighting energy savings were greater in zones daylit bilaterally from both the southwest and northwest facades, typically 50-60% at 11 feet from the windows and 25-40% at 14-25 feet from the façade. Total illuminance was maintained in all lighting zones to within -10% of the setpoint for 95-100% of the day throughout most of the nine-month monitored period. Daylight "harvesting" strategies are implemented using daylighting control systems that dim the electric lighting in response to interior daylight levels. For commercial applications, the light output of fluorescent lamps (T5 or T8) are varied by using electronic dimming ballasts. Photosensors, typically mounted in the ceiling, are used to measure the quantity of daylight in the space then determine the amount of dimming required to maintain the design work plane illuminance level. If daylight levels are more than adequate, the electric lights can be shut off. Simulation studies indicate that annual energy use and peak demand can be reduced by 20-30% compared to a non-daylit building. These technological solutions are increasingly becoming one of the key means to achieving compliance with stringent energy-efficiency standards and achieving LEED ratings for sustainable design.

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

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

Wang, Yuhang

188

Building Energy Information Systems: User Case Studies  

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

Granderson, Jessica

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Generative Design Systems Applied to Low-Energy Buildings  

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

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Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Building HVAC Systems  

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

Najafi, Massieh

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applications of HVAC System Utilizing Building Thermal Mass in Japan  

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

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

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

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Energy Management Systems Package for Small Commercial Buildings  

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

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A normative approach to the evaluation of industrialized building systems  

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

Alhasani, Nadia Mehdi

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First results with eBlocks: embedded systems building blocks  

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

Susan Cotterell; Frank Vahid; Walid Najjar; Harry Hsieh

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring Buildings with Energy Management and Control Systems  

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

197

Recent Developments of the Modelica"Buildings" Library for Building Energy and Control Systems  

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At the Modelica 2009 conference, we introduced the Buildings library, a freely available Modelica library for building energy and control systems. This paper reports the updates of the library and presents example applications for a range of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Over the past two years, the library has been further developed. The number of HVAC components models has been doubled and various components have been revised to increase numerical robustness.The paper starts with an overview of the library architecture and a description of the main packages. To demonstrate the features of the Buildings library, applications that include multizone airflow simulation as well as supervisory and local loop control of a variable air volume (VAV) system are briefly described. The paper closes with a discussion of the current development.

Wetter, Michael; Zuo, Wangda; Nouidui, Thierry Stephane

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Conservation of Air Conditioning Systems in Large Public Buildings  

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Analyzing the actuality of the large-scale public buildings' energy consumption, we know that most of them run not only in low efficiency, but also in high energy consumption. According to the characteristics of the building, we should proceed with the heating characteristics of the exterior -protected construction, the set value of the temperature of the air-conditioning, the lectotype of the Central air-conditioning system, the regulation and the modification of the transmission and distribution system, the use of the new energy and the daily management or the method of adjustment and control, and so on , so we can make the air-conditioning system run efficiently. Analyzing and comparing the large-scale public buildings' energy consumption with each other, some pointed improvement measures are proposed further. According to the study and analysis, even though large-scale public buildings consume a great of energy, there exists a huge potential for energy conservation.

Liu, P.; Li, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Co-simulation of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings  

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Integrated performance simulation of buildings HVAC systems can help in reducing energy consumption and increasing occupant comfort. However, no single building performance simulation (BPS) tool offers sufficient capabilities and flexibilities to analyze integrated building systems and to enable rapid prototyping of innovative building and system technologies. One way to alleviate this problem is to use co-simulation, as an integrated approach to simulation. This article elaborates on issues important for co-simulation realization and discusses multiple possibilities to justify the particular approach implemented in the here described co-simulation prototype. The prototype is validated with the results obtained from the traditional simulation approach. It is further used in a proof-of-concept case study to demonstrate the applicability of the method and to highlight its benefits. Stability and accuracy of different coupling strategies are analyzed to give a guideline for the required coupling time step.

Trcka, Marija; Hensena, Jan L.M.; Wetter, Michael

2010-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of thermal distribution systems in large commercial buildings  

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Performance of thermal distribution systems in large commercial buildings Performance of thermal distribution systems in large commercial buildings Title Performance of thermal distribution systems in large commercial buildings Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-44331 Year of Publication 2002 Authors Xu, Tengfang T., François Rémi Carrié, Darryl J. Dickerhoff, William J. Fisk, Jennifer A. McWilliams, Duo Wang, and Mark P. Modera Journal Energy and Buildings Volume 34 Start Page Chapter Pagination 215-226 Abstract This paper presents major findings of a field study on the performance of five thermal distribution systems in four large commercial buildings. The five systems studied are typical single-duct or dual-duct constant air volume (CAV) systems and variable air volume (VAV) systems, each of which serves an office building or a retail building with floor area over 2,000 m2. The air leakage from ducts are reported in terms of effective leakage area (ELA) at 25 Pa reference pressure, the ASHRAE-defined duct leakage class, and air leakage ratios. The specific ELAs ranged from 0.7 to 12.9 cm2 per m2 of duct surface area, and from 0.1 to 7.7 cm2 per square meter of floor area served. The leakage classes ranged from 34 to 757 for the five systems and systems sections tested. The air leakage ratios are estimated to be up to one-third of the fan- supplied airflow in the constant-air-volume systems. The specific ELAs and leakage classes indicate that air leakage in large commercial duct systems varies significantly from system to system, and from system section to system section even within the same thermal distribution system. The duct systems measured are much leakier than the ductwork specified as "unsealed ducts" by ASHRAE. Energy losses from supply ducts by conduction (including convection and radiation) are found to be significant, on the scale similar to the losses induced by air leakage in the duct systems. The energy losses induced by leakage and conduction suggest that there are significant energy-savings potentials from duct-sealing and insulation practice in large commercial buildings

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High-performance commercial building systems  

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for Energy and Maintenance Management. Villafana, L. and C.Computerized Maintenance Management Systems Coefficient offrom computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and

Selkowitz, Stephen

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Cake Systems  

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Cake Systems software is built on the SIMPLE algorithm developed by nationally recognized energy efficiency expert, Michael Blasnik. Cake Systems was designed to provide an...

203

Thermal Systems Group; Electricity, Resources, & Building Systems Integration (ERBSI) (Fact Sheet)  

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Factsheet developed to describe the activites of the Thermal Systems Group within NREL's Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems Integration center.

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Utilizing Passive Ventilation to Complement HVAC Systems in Enclosed Buildings  

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Utilizing Passive Ventilation to Complement HVAC Systems in Enclosed Buildings Tom Rogg REU Student to assist HVAC has the potential to significantly reduce life cycle cost and energy consumption and electrical system that will tie thermostats to controlled valves in the actual HVAC system. Based on results

Mountziaris, T. J.

205

Scalable Scheduling of Building Control Systems for Peak Demand Reduction  

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is model predictive control (MPC) ([6], [7]). In [6] the authors inves- tigated MPC for thermal energyScalable Scheduling of Building Control Systems for Peak Demand Reduction Truong X. Nghiem, Madhur operation of sub- systems such as heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems

Pappas, George J.

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ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual Chapter 8: Air Distribution Systems |  

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8: Air Distribution 8: Air Distribution Systems Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 5.5 Thermal Distribution Systems  

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5 5 Typical Commercial Building Thermal Energy Distribution Design Load Intensities (Watts per SF) Distribution System Fans Other Central System Supply Fans Cooling Tower Fan Central System Return Fans Air-Cooled Chiller Condenser Fan 0.6 Terminal Box Fans 0.5 Exhaust Fans (2) Fan-Coil Unit Fans (1) Condenser Fans 0.6 Packaged or Split System Indoor Blower 0.6 Pumps Chilled Water Pump Condenser Water Pump Heating Water Pump Note(s): Source(s): 0.1 - 0.2 0.1 - 0.2 1) Unducted units are lower than those with some ductwork. 2) Strong dependence on building type. BTS/A.D. Little, Energy Consumption Characteristics of Commercial Building HVAC Systems, Volume II:Thermal Distribution, Auxiliary Equipment, and Ventilation, Oct. 1999, Table 3-1, p. 3-6. 0.3 - 1.0 0.1 - 0.3 0.1 - 0.4

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INTERACTION OF A SOLAR SPACE HEATING SYSTEM WITH THE THERMAL BEHAVIOR OF A BUILDING  

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determine the building response to the solar heating system.on building comfort of an active solar heating system wherethe building response to a typical h"ydronic solar heating

Vilmer, Christian

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

A Buildings Module for the Stochastic Energy Deployment System  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) is building a new long-range (to 2050) forecasting model for use in budgetary and management applications called the Stochastic Energy Deployment System (SEDS), which explicitly incorporates uncertainty through its development within the Analytica(R) platform of Lumina Decision Systems. SEDS is designed to be a fast running (a few minutes), user-friendly model that analysts can readily run and modify in its entirety through a visual programming interface. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is responsible for implementing the SEDS Buildings Module. The initial Lite version of the module is complete and integrated with a shared code library for modeling demand-side technology choice developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lumina. The module covers both commercial and residential buildings at the U.S. national level using an econometric forecast of floorspace requirement and a model of building stock turnover as the basis for forecasting overall demand for building services. Although the module is fundamentally an engineering-economic model with technology adoption decisions based on cost and energy performance characteristics of competing technologies, it differs from standard energy forecasting models by including considerations of passive building systems, interactions between technologies (such as internal heat gains), and on-site power generation.

Lacommare, Kristina S H; Marnay, Chris; Stadler, Michael; Borgeson, Sam; Coffey, Brian; Komiyama, Ryoichi; Lai, Judy

2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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parameters for typ- ical building envelope constructions,Energy Conservation: Buildings," u. s. Dept. of Commerce,Heated Floor Structures and Buildings Foundation Soils with

Carroll, William L.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Improving Building Energy System Performance by Continuous Commissioning  

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The term Continuous Commissioning (CC) was first used by engineers at the Energy Systems Lab (ESL) at Texas A&M University to describe an ongoing process which improves the operation of buildings using measured hourly energy use and environmental data. The first buildings to undergo a continuous commissioning process were in the Texas LoanSTAR program [Liu, et al, 1994, Claridge, et al, 1994]. These buildings had been retrofitted with various energy efficiency improvements, and measured hourly data were available to verify that the retrofits were performing as desired, and to analyze the overall building performance. The ESL engineers, using hourly data, site visits, and ESL-developed software [Liu and Claridge 1995], then worked with the facility engineers to fine-tune the building operation. These efforts were so successful that another 15 to 30% of the annual building energy cost was saved ~ and these were in buildings that supposedly had all cost effective retrofits and operating improvements already implemented [Liu 1996].

Turner, W. D.; Liu, M.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Variables optimization of building air conditioning system  

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A heating and climatizer system based on selective absorption of solar energy by a selective collector. The experimental study shows that the performance of this system depends on several variables: the nature of the colporteur fluid, the flow of the ... Keywords: heating and climatisation, modelation and optimization, solar energy

Marius-Constantin Popescu; Cornelia Aida Bulucea; Gheorghe Manolea; Cristian Vladu

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Building Energy Systems Design Considering Storage  

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the fact that the off-peak power plant might be coal and substitute "clean" on- peak natural gas plants@lbl.gov Keywords Combined heat and power, CO2 emissions, demand response, electric storage, energy efficiency, heat storage, micro-generation systems, photovoltaic, software, solar thermal systems Abstract The addition

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Humidity Control Systems for Civil Buildings in Hot Summer and Cold Winter Zone in China  

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In the hot summer and cold winter zone, moisture-laden outside air poses real problems for proper ventilation, air-conditioner sizing, and strategies to overcome the reduced dehumidification capacity of more energy-efficient air-conditioning (AC) systems. Based on our research, this paper further provides the rate and characteristics of moisture resources in civil buildings. Although the ventilation rate is limited with the minimum ventilation rate in the sanitation ventilation mode of the air conditioning period, dehumidifying period and heating period, the ventilation rate is unrestricted in thermal comfort ventilation mode. It is suggested that the operating conditions of the forced ventilation system should be determined on both outdoor air temperature and outdoor air relative humidity (RH). Therefore, the ventilation system should satisfy these requirements during prolonged periods of high ambient humidity. After a detailed presentation of the technical issues, this paper gives specific recommendations for providing adequate ventilation, moisture control and dehumidifying for buildings in hot-humid climates, and takes both the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and the building energy efficiency into account. Supplying conditioned ventilation air to the buildings appears to be a promising approach to solve the heath problems associated with excessive indoor RH by installation of a separately controlled unit to dry and cool outdoor air.

Yu, X.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adapting the building system integration method to portray architectural organizations  

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This thesis primarily deals with the adaptation of a theory from one context and its application in another context. In this case the "building systems integration theory" which has been introduced in the context of buildings, in the book Building Systems Integration Handbook (Rush, 1986), is adapted to the context of architectural organizations. The hypothesis of this research is that "building system integration principles can be applied to architectural business organizations." Building system integration theory defines four fundamental systems within buildings and five levels of integration ranging from unified to remote. It further defines an abstract two dimensional diagrammatic language that is referred to as a "ball diagram" for portraying the system integration within a building. Using the building system as an analogue to organizational structure, I have redefined the five levels of integration in the vocabulary of an organization and formulated seven systems in an organization on the basis of my literature review. I surveyed five prominent architectural firms in Texas (three Matrix organizations, and two Studio organizations) and discussed their project handling methods with their principals in charge, with the intention of investigating the degree of contact between personnel, their meeting patterns, and the reporting structure. This has helped me to identify the levels of integration between systems in each organization and eventually represent the working process of these firms using the diagrammatic language introduced in BSIH. The resulting diagrams, which primarily represent the production/ delivery segment of the organizations, reveal organizational structures during the project cycle as well as certain characteristics of a Matrix or Studio. Due to the limited scope of the survey done initially, some shortcomings were noticed in the diagramming method including the absence of any representation of the client and the user in the diagrams. Despite certain shortcomings owing to the scale of the investigation, it is felt that the diagramming method portrayed here is a novel yet effective idea to represent organizations and the levels of integration between systems in an organization that contributes to the production of a cohesive organizational design theory.

Sinha Ray, Amitava

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Interaction of lighting, heating, and cooling systems in buildings  

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The interaction of building lighting and HVAC systems, and the effects on cooling load and lighting system performance, are being evaluated using a full-scale test facility at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The results from a number of test configurations are described, including lighting system efficiency and cooling load due to lighting. The effect of lighting and HVAC system design and operation on performance is evaluated. Design considerations are discussed.

Treado, S.J.; Bean, J.W.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building dependability arguments for software intensive systems  

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A method is introduced for structuring and guiding the development of end-to-end dependability arguments. The goal is to establish high-level requirements of complex software-intensive systems, especially properties that ...

Seater, Robert Morrison

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Geothermal System Overview ASHRAE Headquarters Building  

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and a corridor zone on floor 1 · Heating / cooling area for VRF ­ 18,226 sq. ft. ­ All zones on floor 1 (minus: 288.6 kBtu/hr · All zones on floor 2 and a corridor zone on floor 1 · Loads for VRF system ­ Heating,000.0 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Geo HP vs VRF 2010 System Power (kWh) Geo HP VRF #12

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Thermal Solar Energy Systems for Space Heating of Buildings  

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In this study, the simulation and the analysis of a solar flat plate collectors combined with a compression heat pump is carried out. The system suggested must ensure the heating of a building without the recourse to an auxiliary energy source in complement of this heating system. The system is used to heat a building using heating floor. The building considered is located in Constantine-East of Algeria (Latitude 36.28 N, Longitude 6.62 E, Altitude 689m). For the calculation, the month of February was chosen, which is considered as the coldest month according to the weather data of Constantine. The performances of this system were compared to the performances of the traditional solar heating system using solar collectors and an auxiliary heating load to compensate the deficit. In this case a traditional solar heating system having the same characteristics with regard to the solar collecting area and the volume of storage tank is used. It can be concluded that the space heating system using a solar energy combined with heat pump improve the thermal performance of the heat pump and the global system. The performances of the heating system combining heat pump and solar collectors are higher than that of solar heating system with solar collectors and storage tank. The heat pump assisted by solar energy can contribute to the conservation of conventional energy and can be competitive with the traditional systems of heating.

Gomri, R.; Boulkamh, M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Co-Simulation of Building Energy and Control Systems with the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed  

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This article describes the implementation of the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB). The BCVTB is a software environment that allows connecting different simulation programs to exchange data during the time integration, and that allows conducting hardware in the loop simulation. The software architecture is a modular design based on Ptolemy II, a software environment for design and analysis of heterogeneous systems. Ptolemy II provides a graphical model building environment, synchronizes the exchanged data and visualizes the system evolution during run-time. The BCVTB provides additions to Ptolemy II that allow the run-time coupling of different simulation programs for data exchange, including EnergyPlus, MATLAB, Simulink and the Modelica modelling and simulation environment Dymola. The additions also allow executing system commands, such as a script that executes a Radiance simulation. In this article, the software architecture is presented and the mathematical model used to implement the co-simulation is discussed. The simulation program interface that the BCVTB provides is explained. The article concludes by presenting applications in which different state of the art simulation programs are linked for run-time data exchange. This link allows the use of the simulation program that is best suited for the particular problem to model building heat transfer, HVAC system dynamics and control algorithms, and to compute a solution to the coupled problem using co-simulation.

Wetter, Michael

2010-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-Efficient Building HVAC Control Using Hybrid System LBMPC  

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Improving the energy-efficiency of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems has the potential to realize large economic and societal benefits. This paper concerns the system identification of a hybrid system model of a building-wide HVAC system and its subsequent control using a hybrid system formulation of learning-based model predictive control (LBMPC). Here, the learning refers to model updates to the hybrid system model that incorporate the heating effects due to occupancy, solar effects, outside air temperature (OAT), and equipment, in addition to integrator dynamics inherently present in low-level control. Though we make significant modeling simplifications, our corresponding controller that uses this model is able to experimentally achieve a large reduction in energy usage without any degradations in occupant comfort. It is in this way that we justify the modeling simplifications that we have made. We conclude by presenting results from experiments on our building HVAC testbed, which s...

Aswani, Anil; Taneja, Jay; Krioukov, Andrew; Culler, David; Tomlin, Claire

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PREDICTING THE TIME RESPONSE OF A BUILDING UNDER HEAT INPUT CONDITIONS FOR ACTIVE SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS  

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solar space heating system with heat input and building loadBUILDING UNDER HEAT INPUT CONDITIONS FOR ACTIVE SOLAR HEATINGBUILDING UNDER HEAT INPUT CONDITIONS FOR ACTIVE SOLAR HEATING

Warren, Mashuri L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Co-simulation of building energy and control systems with the...  

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Safety Program Development Contact Us Department Contacts Media Contacts Co-simulation of building energy and control systems with the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed Title...

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Optimization for the Chilled Water System of HVAC Systems in an Intelligent Building  

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The energy saving issue of chilled water system in an intelligent building is analyzed from the systematic point of view and an optimum scheduling scheme which can save energy of the system facilities and satisfy the constraints of the real time cold ... Keywords: genetic algorithm, intelligent building, systematic energy saving, chilled water system, optimal scheduling

Ming-hai Li; Qing-chang Ren

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

A System Level Model of Possible Integration of Building Management System in SmartGrid  

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Building Management Systems (BMS) could be seen as a kind of module inside wider SmartGrid system. The incorporation of BMS must consider both technical as well as commercial issues. Hence, the efficient integration will require standards' harmonization ... Keywords: Building Management System, SmartGrid, HVAC, UML

Slobodan Lukovic; Velimir Congradac; Filip Kulic

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

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

227

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

228

Electricity, Resources, & Building Systems Integration Distributed Energy Publications  

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Consulting Services, LLC; Brett Oakleaf, Xcel Energy; Kenneth Wolf, Minnesota Public Utilities CommissionElectricity, Resources, & Building Systems Integration Center Distributed Energy Publications 2005 for a single phase high frequency AC microgrid, S. Chakraborty, M.D. Weiss and M.G. Simoes, IEEE Transaction

229

Management of Power Demand through Operations of Building Systems  

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In hot summers, the demand for electrical power is dominated by the requirements of the air-conditioning and lighting systems. Such systems account for more than 80% of the peak electrical demand in Kuwait. A study was conducted to explore the potential for managing the peak electrical demand through improved operation strategies for building systems. Two buildings with partial occupancy patterns and typical peak loads of 1 and 2.2 MW were investigated. Changes to the operation of building systems included utilizing the thermal mass to reduce cooling production and distribution during the last hour of occupancy, time-of-day control of chillers and auxiliaries, and de-lamping. The implemented operational changes led to significant reductions in building loads during the hours of national peak demand. The achieved savings reached 31% during the critical hour, and up to 47% afterwards. Daily energy savings of 13% represented an added benefit. Additional operational changes could lead to further savings in peak power when implemented.

ElSherbini, A. I.; Maheshwari, G.; Al-Naqib, D.; Al-Mulla, A.

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HVAC & Building Management Control System Energy Efficiency Replacements  

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The project objective was the replacement of an aging, un-repairable HVAC system which has grown inefficient and a huge energy consumer with low energy and efficient HVAC units, and installation of energy efficient building control technologies at City's YMCA Community Center.

Hernandez, Adriana

2012-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

231

Integrated Energy Systems (IES) for Buildings: A Market Assessment  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Integrated Energy Systems (IES) combine on-site power or distributed generation technologies with thermally activated technologies to provide cooling, heating, humidity control, energy storage and/or other process functions using thermal energy normally wasted in the production of electricity/power. IES produce electricity and byproduct thermal energy onsite, with the potential of converting 80 percent or more of the fuel into useable energy. IES have the potential to offer the nation the benefits of unprecedented energy efficiency gains, consumer choice and energy security. It may also dramatically reduce industrial and commercial building sector carbon and air pollutant emissions and increase source energy efficiency. Applications of distributed energy and Combined heat and power (CHP) in ''Commercial and Institutional Buildings'' have, however, been historically limited due to insufficient use of byproduct thermal energy, particularly during summer months when heating is at a minimum. In recent years, custom engineered systems have evolved incorporating potentially high-value services from Thermally Activated Technologies (TAT) like cooling and humidity control. Such TAT equipment can be integrated into a CHP system to utilize the byproduct heat output effectively to provide absorption cooling or desiccant humidity control for the building during these summer months. IES can therefore expand the potential thermal energy services and thereby extend the conventional CHP market into building sector applications that could not be economically served by CHP alone. Now more than ever, these combined cooling, heating and humidity control systems (IES) can potentially decrease carbon and air pollutant emissions, while improving source energy efficiency in the buildings sector. Even with these improvements over conventional CHP systems, IES face significant technological and economic hurdles. Of crucial importance to the success of IES is the ability to treat the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, water heating, lighting, and power systems loads as parts of an integrated system, serving the majority of these loads either directly or indirectly from the CHP output. The CHP Technology Roadmaps (Buildings and Industry) have focused research and development on a comprehensive integration approach: component integration, equipment integration, packaged and modular system development, system integration with the grid, and system integration with building and process loads. This marked change in technology research and development has led to the creation of a new acronym to better reflect the nature of development in this important area of energy efficiency: Integrated Energy Systems (IES). Throughout this report, the terms ''CHP'' and ''IES'' will sometimes be used interchangeably, with CHP generally reserved for the electricity and heat generating technology subsystem portion of an IES. The focus of this study is to examine the potential for IES in buildings when the system perspective is taken, and the IES is employed as a dynamic system, not just as conventional CHP. This effort is designed to determine market potential by analyzing IES performance on an hour-by-hour basis, examining the full range of building types, their loads and timing, and assessing how these loads can be technically and economically met by IES.

LeMar, P.

2002-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

232

Co-simulation of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Canada: International Building Perfor- mance SimulationExternal coupling between building energy simulation andexternal coupling of building energy and air ow modeling

Trcka, Marija

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

CLASSIFICATION OF THE MGR WASTE HANDLING BUILDING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this analysis is to document the Quality Assurance (QA) classification of the Monitored Geologic Repository (MGR) waste handling building electrical system structures, systems and components (SSCs) performed by the MGR Safety Assurance Department. This analysis also provides the basis for revision of YMP/90-55Q, Q-List (YMP 1998). The Q-List identifies those MGR SSCs subject to the requirements of DOE/RW-0333P, ''Quality Assurance Requirements and Description'' (QARD) (DOE 1998).

S.E. Salzman

1999-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

234

Co-Simulation of Building Energy and Control Systems with the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed  

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cfd simulations. Energy and Buildings, 37(4):333–344, Aprilsimulation program. Energy and Buildings, 33(4):443–457,analysis integration. Energy and Buildings, 36(8): 737–748,

Wetter, Michael

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

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

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

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

236

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

237

Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study  

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

Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Michael Brambley, Ph.D. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Michael.Brambley@pnnl.gov (509) 375-6875 April 2, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Problem Statement * Less than 10% of the buildings have building automation systems (BAS) * Over 90% of buildings stock either: - small (<5,000 sf) or - medium-sized (between 5,000 sf and 50,000 sf)

238

Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study  

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Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Michael Brambley, Ph.D. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Michael.Brambley@pnnl.gov (509) 375-6875 April 2, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Problem Statement * Less than 10% of the buildings have building automation systems (BAS) * Over 90% of buildings stock either: - small (<5,000 sf) or - medium-sized (between 5,000 sf and 50,000 sf)

239

Measuring rates of outdoor airflow into HVAC systems  

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Measuring rates of outdoor airflow into HVAC systems Title Measuring rates of outdoor airflow into HVAC systems Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-51583 Year...

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Install renewable energy systems | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Install renewable energy systems Install renewable energy systems Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Learn the benefits Get started Use Portfolio Manager Save energy Stamp out energy waste Find cost-effective investments Engage occupants Purchase energy-saving products Put computers to sleep Get help from an expert Take a comprehensive approach Install renewable energy systems

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241

Distributed Generation System Characteristics and Costs in the Buildings Sector  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Distributed Generation System Distributed Generation System Characteristics and Costs in the Buildings Sector August 2013 Independent Statistics & Analysis www.eia.gov U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 U.S. Energy Information Administration | Distributed Generation System Characteristics and Costs in the Buildings Sector i This report was prepared by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. By law, EIA's data, analyses, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the United States Government. The views in this report therefore should not be construed as representing those of the U.S. Department of Energy or other Federal agencies.

242

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

243

Sustainability Assessment of Residential Building Energy System in Belgrade  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As a metropolitan city, Belgrade is a dwelling place for about 25% of total citizen number of Republic of Serbia, and at the same time regional cultural, educational, scientific and business center with its own energy production. Belgrade represents a significant consumer of final energy to support the living standard of the occupants. Energy production is based on domestic coal and imported fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas resulting in a high impact to the environment by emission of harmful substances. Multi-criteria method is a basic tool for the sustainability assessment in metropolitan cities. The design of potential options is the first step in the evaluation of buildings. The selection of a number of residential buildings is based on geographic position and type of heating. This paper presents the sustainable assessment of energy system for residential building sector in Belgrade. In order to present the energy system options for residential building sector, three sets of energy indicators: economical, social and environmental are taken into consideration.

Vucicevic, B.; Bakic, V.; Jovanovic, M.; Turanjanin, V.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

First workshop on the Building System Integration Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

The Whole Building Systems Integration Laboratory (WBSIL) feasibility study was initiated by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to determine the feasibility of constructing a laboratory dedicated to the investigation of whole-building system-integration issues. The Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) is conducting this study. To ensure the feasibility study receives a wide range of input, an advisory committee has been formed to assist in establishing the functional criteria for the WBSIL. The advisory committee consists of nationally recognized experts in a variety of disciplines related to building research, design and operation. The original plan was for the advisory committee to provide guidance for the study in three forms. First, the advisory committee was to complete a questionnaire on whole building research issues and products. This was to be followed by the first workshop where the advisory committee would provide information on the need for the WBSIL and on its required design features. Finally, the advisory committee was to meet a second time to provide a review of the conceptual design of the facility and the functional criteria.

Drost, M K; Johnson, B M; Crawley, D B

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Economic Analysis of Building Distributed Energy System (BDES) in the Chinese Different Cities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, the feasibility and its running mode of Building Distributed Energy System (BDES) are analyzed for large public buildings based on energy tariffs investigated in some Chinese cities and building's load factor-user's heat-to electric ratio. ... Keywords: Energy tariffs, Building Distributed Energy System, Running economy

Yuan Yina, Ruan Yingjun, Liu Qingrong, Zhou Weiguo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

WatchBot: A building maintenance and surveillance system based on autonomous robots  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There is a growing interest in the use of intelligent technologies in new buildings. An intelligent system should be designed in a manner that allows minimum human intervention during daily operation. However, large buildings need substantial manpower ... Keywords: Building automation system, Intelligent building, Maintenance, Mobile robot, Surveillance

J. López, Diego Pérez, Enrique Paz, Alejandro Santana

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Assessment of Commercial Building Automation and Energy Management Systems for Demand Response Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Technical Update is an overview of commercial building automation and energy management systems with a focus on their capabilities (current and future), especially in support of demand response (DR). The report includes background on commercial building automation and energy management systems; a discussion of demand response applications in commercial buildings, including building loads and control strategies; and a review of suppliers’ building automation and energy management systems to support d...

2009-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology & System Specifications | The Better Buildings Alliance  

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& System Specifications & System Specifications Activities Technology Solutions Teams Public Sector Teams Market Solutions Teams Technology & System Specifications The Better Buildings Alliance Technology Solutions Teams develop specifications for you to customize and use to obtain quotes for high-efficiency products and services. Collective support for these product and performance specifications demonstrates a market need to manufacturers and leads to greater product availability, higher quality, and more competitive pricing. Get started by clicking below. Available Specifications Sign your support for the Wireless Meter Challenge and review the specification The wireless meter challenge has been launched to catalyze the development of low cost metering solutions. Meters are an integral component of energy

249

Distributed Generation System Characteristics and Costs in the Buildings  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1.6 mb) 1.6 mb) Appendix A - Photovoltaic (PV) Cost and Performance Characteristics for Residential and Commercial Applications (1.0 mb) Appendix B - The Cost and Performance of Distributed Wind Turbines, 2010-35 (0.5 mb) Distributed Generation System Characteristics and Costs in the Buildings Sector Release date: August 7, 2013 Distributed generation in the residential and commercial buildings sectors refers to the on-site generation of energy, often electricity from renewable energy systems such as solar photovoltaics (PV) and small wind turbines. Many factors influence the market for distributed generation, including government policies at the local, state, and federal level, and project costs, which vary significantly depending on time, location, size, and application.

250

Gaussian Process Modeling: Applications to Building Systems and Algorithmic  

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Gaussian Process Modeling: Applications to Building Systems and Algorithmic Gaussian Process Modeling: Applications to Building Systems and Algorithmic Challenges Speaker(s): Victor M. Zavala Date: November 5, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Mary Ann Piette Michael Sohn We review applications and algorithmic challenges of Gaussian Process (GP) modeling. GP is a powerful and flexible uncertainty quantification and data analysis technique that enables the construction of complex models without the need to specify algebraic relationships between variables. This is done by working directly in the space of the kernel or covariance matrix. In addition, it derives from a Bayesian framework and, as such, it naturally provides predictive probability distributions. We describe how these features can be exploited in Measurement and Verification (M&V) tasks and

251

Building a user-friendly data dictionary system in ORACLE  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For some time now developers of software systems have recognized the need to capture information about the system and to build a framework for retrieving this information so that it can be easily accessible to end users. Current trends, such as the Information Research Dictionary System (IRDS) standard, IBM's Repository, and a growing interest in Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools in the US and the Integrated Project Support Environment dictionary tools that capture information critical to the development and maintenance of a system throughout its life cycle. This paper describes the development of a menu-driven system dictionary in ORACLE for a design prototype system currently under development at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). It addresses integration of ORACLE's data dictionary tables with the system dictionary, and possible avenues of future research regarding the design and implementation of an IRDS. 3 refs.

Loftis, J.P.; Friggle, W.E. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA); Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (USA))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Analysis of the Design of an HVAC System in a Public Building  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Based on an example of the design of air conditioning system for a public building, this paper analyzes the characteristics of similar buildings, and introduces the air conditioning system, ventilating system, and the fire control system. The optimized combination of these three systems is carried out in this building to meet the demand on comfort, energy conservation, and fire control and protection, which can provide a reference for the design of similar buildings.

Wei, P.; Shao, Z.; Chen, H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Web-based energy information systems for large commercial buildings  

SciTech Connect

Energy Information Systems (EIS), which monitor and organize building energy consumption and related trend data over the Internet, have been evolving over the past decade. This technology helps perform key energy management functions such as organizing energy use data, identifying energy consumption anomalies, managing energy costs, and automating demand response strategies. During recent years numerous developers and vendors of EIS have been deploying these products in a highly competitive market. EIS offer various software applications and services for a variety of purposes. Costs for such system vary greatly depending on the system's capabilities and how they are marketed. Some products are marketed directly to end users while others are made available as part of electric utility programs. EIS can be a useful tool in building commissioning and retro-commissioning. This paper reviews more than a dozen EIS. We have developed an analytical framework to characterize the main features of these products, which are developed for a variety of utility programs and end-use markets. The purpose of this research is to evaluate EIS capabilities and limitations, plus examine longer-term opportunities for utilizing such technology to improve building energy efficiency and load management.

Motegi, Naoya; Piette, Mary Ann

2003-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

254

Investigation of shear lag effect in high-rise buildings with diagrid system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the recent years, there have been many new skyscrapers built which soar into new heights. The most efficient building system for high-rises has been the framed tube system. However, the framed tube building suffers from ...

Leonard, Johan, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Technical and Energy Assessment of Building Integrated Photovoltaic Systems applied to the UAE Office Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the market, the embodied energy payback time (EPBT) is the scale to measure and compare the viability of PV systems against other technologies. Although the impact of PV panels on the operational energy is significant, it is not considered at the time of EPBT estimation. Including savings in operational energy gained over the PV system life leads to shortening the total EPBT. This study shows that the ratio between PV outputs and savings in energy due to PV panels is about 1:3. For the southern and western PV facades of the UAE office buildings, the embodied energy payback time is 12-13 years. When reductions in operational energy are considered the payback time can be reduced to 3 years. It is obvious that the reduction in the operational energy due to the PV panels represents an important factor when the EPBT is estimated.

Radhi, H.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Impacts of Commercial Electric Utility Rate Structure Elements on the Economics of Photovoltaic Systems  

SciTech Connect

This analysis uses simulated building data, simulated solar photovoltaic (PV) data, and actual electric utility tariff data from 25 cities to understand better the impacts of different commercial rate structures on the value of solar PV systems. By analyzing and comparing 55 unique rate structures across the United States, this study seeks to identify the rate components that have the greatest effect on the value of PV systems. Understanding the beneficial components of utility tariffs can both assist decision makers in choosing appropriate rate structures and influence the development of rates that favor the deployment of PV systems. Results from this analysis show that a PV system's value decreases with increasing demand charges. Findings also indicate that time-of-use rate structures with peaks coincident with PV production and wide ranges between on- and off-peak prices most benefit the types of buildings and PV systems simulated. By analyzing a broad set of rate structures from across the United States, this analysis provides an insight into the range of impacts that current U.S. rate structures have on PV systems.

Ong, S.; Denholm, P.; Doris, E.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

A Buildings Module for the Stochastic Energy Deployment System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

F.W. Dodge 1991: Building Stock Database Methodology andEnd-Use Flow Maps for the Buildings Sector, D.B. Belzer,N ATIONAL L ABORATORY A Buildings Module for the Stochastic

Marnay, Chris

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Co-simulation for performance prediction of integrated building and HVAC systems -An analysis of solution  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Co-simulation for performance prediction of integrated building and HVAC systems - An analysis performance simulation of buildings and heating, ventilation and air- conditioning (HVAC) systems can help, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems are responsible for 10%-60% of the total building

259

How are spandrel systems input in COMcheck? | Building Energy...  

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& Offices Consumer Information Building Energy Codes Search Search Search Help Building Energy Codes Program Home News Events About DOE EERE BTO BECP Resource Center...

260

Duct leakage impacts on VAV system performance in California large commercial buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

air leakage rate, then proposed buildings will be rewarded for sealingduct sealing even more cost-effective. Table 5. TRNSYS Air-

Wray, Craig P.; Matson, Nance E.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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84 the building is.  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

84 the building is. ... Non-Domestic Building Energy Performance Asset Rating ... Asset Rating. Author: BRE Subject: LCEA009449 Keywords:

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87 the building is.  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

87 the building is. ... Non-Domestic Building Energy Performance Asset Rating ... Asset Rating. Author: BRE Subject: STRO000469 Keywords:

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80 the building is.  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

80 the building is. ... Non-Domestic Building Energy Performance Asset Rating ... Asset Rating. Author: BRE Subject: BREC500027 Keywords:

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75 the building is.  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

75 the building is. ... Non-Domestic Building Energy Performance Asset Rating ... Asset Rating. Author: BRE Subject: BREC400003 Keywords:

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75 the building is.  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

75 the building is. ... Non-Domestic Building Energy Performance Asset Rating ... Asset Rating. Author: BRE Subject: BREC500027 Keywords:

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97 the building is.  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

97 the building is. ... Non-Domestic Building Energy Performance Asset Rating ... Asset Rating. Author: BRE Subject: BREC500027 Keywords:

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78 the building is.  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

78 the building is. ... Non-Domestic Building Energy Performance Asset Rating ... Asset Rating. Author: BRE Subject: BREC200470 Keywords:

268

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

SciTech Connect

A setup to monitor the daylighting performance of different glazing types in Singapore is presented. The glazing is installed in the facade of four dedicated testing chambers in BCAA's Zero Energy Building in Singapore. These test rooms are equipped with sensors that both record illuminances on the work plane, and luminances as seen by occupants. The physical and logical design of the monitoring system is presented. Criteria to assess the daylighting performance are introduced, and initial results of the work in progress are presented.

Grobe, Lars; Wittkopf, Stephen; Pandey, Anupama Rana; Xiaoming, Yang; Seng, Ang Kian; Scartezzini, Jean-Louis; Selkowitz, Stephen

2010-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

269

Small and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs Scoping  

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

Small and Medium-Sized Building Automation Small and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs Scoping Study Small and Medium-Sized Building Automation and Control System Needs Scoping Study The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently conducting a scoping research study of small- and medium-sized building automation and control system needs. Project Description This project seeks to develop a scoping study to identify the building automation system needs-such as end-uses and systems to be controlled-and control capabilities for small- and medium-sized buildings. Researchers also plan to develop a case study to show that building controls for small- and medium-sized buildings can be cost-effective. The monitoring needs to ensure proper and persistent operations will also be identified.

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Building GHGs National Inventory Systems | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

GHGs National Inventory Systems GHGs National Inventory Systems Jump to: navigation, search Name Building GHGs National Inventory Systems - Capacity Development for National GHG´s Inventories in Non-Annex I Countries Agency/Company /Organization Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Sector Climate Focus Area Renewable Energy, Greenhouse Gas Topics GHG inventory, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, -NAMA Resource Type Lessons learned/best practices References Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)[1] Program Overview The forthcoming climate regime will include a global mechanism called REDD - Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation. Each developing country must draw up a Greenhouse Gas Inventory (GHG Inventory)

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48 the building is.  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

48 the building is. ... Non-Domestic Building Energy Performance Asset Rating ... This certificate shows the energy rating of this building.

272

59 the building is.  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

59 the building is. ... Non-Domestic Building Energy Performance Asset Rating ... This certificate shows the energy rating of this building.

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83 the building is.  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

83 the building is. ... Non-Domestic Building Energy Performance Asset Rating ... This certificate shows the energy rating of this building.

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Date: 25 October 2012 Page 1/5 4.401 Architectural Building Systems Course Syllabus  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Date: 25 October 2012 Page 1/5 4.401 Architectural Building Systems ­ Course Syllabus Term: Fall building systems. The course examines the basic scientific principles underlying these phenomena and science of lighting buildings along with manual and computer-based methods for analyzing daylight within

Entekhabi, Dara

275

Access Rate Control System | Y-12 National Security Complex  

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Access Rate Control System Access Rate Control System The mp4 video format is not supported by this browser. Download video Captions: On Time: 4:03 min Developed to support...

276

Towards a hypermedia approach of data organization in building-modeling CAD systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The development of architectural CAD systems implies a trend of using a comprehensive building model as the storage space for all relevant data about one design project. Instead of a set of drawing files, a building is ...

Zhao, Jian, 1964-

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

List of Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls Incentives | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls Incentives Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls Incentives Jump to: navigation, search The following contains the list of 261 Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls Incentives. CSV (rows 1 - 261) Incentive Incentive Type Place Applicable Sector Eligible Technologies Active AEP (Central and North) - CitySmart Program (Texas) Utility Rebate Program Texas Commercial Industrial Institutional Local Government Schools Boilers Central Air conditioners Chillers Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building Custom/Others pending approval Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls Furnaces Heat pumps Lighting Lighting Controls/Sensors Motor VFDs Motors Roofs Windows Yes AEP (Central, North and SWEPCO) - Commercial Solutions Program (Texas) Utility Rebate Program Texas Commercial Industrial Institutional

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Definition: Dynamic Capability Rating System | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Capability Rating System Capability Rating System Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Dynamic Capability Rating System Dynamic capability rating adjusts the thermal rating of power equipment based on factors such as air temperature, wind speed, and solar radiation to reflect actual operating conditions. These systems are primarily used on high capacity or critical power system elements such as transmission lines and large power transformers.[1] Related Terms transmission lines, Dynamic capability rating, thermal rating, power, solar radiation, rating, transmission line, transformer References ↑ https://www.smartgrid.gov/category/technology/dynamic_capability_rating_system [[Category LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. : Smart Grid Definitions|Template:BASEPAGENAME]]

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Quantification of the association of ventilation rates with sick building syndrome symptoms  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

42%) as ventilation rate increases from 10 to 25 L/s-person.0.85) as ventilation rate increases from 10 to 25 L/s-29% as ventilation rate increases from 10 to 25 L/s-person.

Fisk, William J.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Buildings to Grid Integration Technical Meeting: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Energy Systems Integration Facility, Golden, CO  

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

Buildings to Grid Integration Buildings to Grid Integration Technical Meeting: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Energy Systems Integration Facility Golden, CO December 2012 1 WELCOME Welcome to the Buildings to Grid Integration Technical Meeting and to Golden, Colorado. On behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program, I would like to thank you for attending and for your active participation. I look forward to meeting you and hearing your perspective on enabling significant buildings to grid integration. Everyone is here because we are working to make efficient transactions between buildings and the grid a commercial reality, whether it is through

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Optimal scheduling for constant-rate multi-mode systems  

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Constant-rate multi-mode systems are hybrid systems that can switch freely among a finite set of modes, and whose dynamics is specified by a finite number of real-valued variables with mode-dependent constant rates. The schedulability problem for such ... Keywords: cyber-physical systems, green scheduling, hybrid automata, peak minimization, switched systems

Rajeev Alur; Ashutosh Trivedi; Dominik Wojtczak

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The impact of retail rate structures on the economics of commercial photovoltaic systems in California  

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This article examines the impact of retail electricity rate design on the economic value of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems, focusing on commercial customers in California. Using 15-min interval building load and PV production data from a sample of 24 actual commercial PV installations, we compare the value of the bill savings across 20 commercial-customer retail electricity rates currently offered in the state. Across all combinations of customers and rates, we find that the annual bill savings from PV, per kWh generated, ranges from $0.05 to $0.24/kWh. This sizable range in rate-reduction value reflects differences in rate structures, revenue requirements, the size of the PV system relative to building load, and customer load shape. The most significant rate design issue for the value of commercial PV is found to be the percentage of total utility bills recovered through demand charges, though a variety of other factors are also found to be of importance. The value of net metering is found to be substantial, but only when energy from commercial PV systems represents a sizable portion of annual customer load. Though the analysis presented here is specific to California, our general results demonstrate the fundamental importance of retail rate design for the customer-economics of grid-connected, customer-sited PV.

Mills, Andrew D.; Wiser, Ryan; Barbose, Galen; Golove, William

2008-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

283

The Impact of Retail Rate Structures on the Economics of Commercial Photovoltaic Systems in California  

SciTech Connect

This article examines the impact of retail electricity rate design on the economic value of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems, focusing on commercial customers in California. Using 15-minute interval building load and PV production data from a sample of 24 actual commercial PV installations, we compare the value of the bill savings across 20 commercial-customer retail electricity rates currently offered in the state. Across all combinations of customers and rates, we find that the annual bill savings from PV, per kWh generated, ranges from $0.05/kWh to $0.24/kWh. This sizable range in rate-reduction value reflects differences in rate structures, revenue requirements, the size of the PV system relative to building load, and customer load shape. The most significant rate design issue for the value of commercial PV is found to be the percentage of total utility bills recovered through demand charges, though a variety of other factors are also found to be of importance. The value of net metering is found to be substantial, but only when commercial PV systems represent a sizable portion of annual customer load. Though the analysis presented here is specific to California, our general results demonstrate the fundamental importance of retail rate design for the customer-economics of grid-connected, customer-sited PV.

Mills, Andrew; Wiser, Ryan; Barbose, Galen; Golove, William

2008-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

284

Potential of Evaporative Cooling Systems for Buildings in India  

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Evaporative cooling potential for building in various climatic zones in India is investigated. Maintainable indoor conditions are obtained from the load - capacity analysis for the prevailing ambient conditions. For the assumed activity level, clothing and air velocity, the predicted mean vote (PMV), predicted percentage dissatisfied (PPD), and cumulative dissatisfaction levels for each month are estimated. Time - air condition contours of ambient, supply air and indoor air are plotted on a psychrometric chart for different cities in India like Ahmadabad, Jodhpur, Nagpur and New Delhi representing different climatic conditions of India. While satisfactorily comfort can be achieved at cool and dry weather conditions by evaporative cooling system throughout the year, some discomfort prevailed for few months around July at hot and dry/humid weather conditions. The results are also quantified in terms of PMV, PPD and their cumulative factors; PMV-hour and PPD-hour.

Maiya, M. P.; Vijay, S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Hierarchical fuzzy control of low-energy building systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A hierarchical fuzzy supervisory controller is described that is capable of optimizing the operation of a low-energy building, which uses solar energy to heat and cool its interior spaces. The highest level fuzzy rules choose the most appropriate set of lower level rules according to the weather and occupancy information; the second level fuzzy rules determine an optimal energy profile and the overall modes of operation of the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system (HVAC); the third level fuzzy rules select the mode of operation of specific equipment, and assign schedules to the local controllers so that the optimal energy profile can be achieved in the most efficient way. Computer simulation is used to compare the hierarchical fuzzy control scheme with a supervisory control scheme based on expert rules. The performance is evaluated by comparing the energy consumption and thermal comfort. (author)

Yu, Zhen; Dexter, Arthur [Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ (United Kingdom)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

286

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

287

Ordinal optimization-based multi-energy system scheduling for building energy saving  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Buildings contribute a significant part in the energy consumption and CO2 emission in many countries. Building energy saving has thus become a hot research topic recently. The technology advances in power co-generation, on-site generation, and storage ... Keywords: building energy saving, linear programming, multi-energy system, ordinal optimization, renewable energy

Zhong-Hua Su; Qing-Shan Jia; Chen Song

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

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

289

RATES  

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RATES RATES Rates Document Library SNR Rates Process Calendar (PDF - 171K) Procedures Informal Process Transmission Action Items List (PDF - 144K) Power Action Item List updated on 4-27-10 (PDF - 155K) Power Action Item List (Quick links to relevant documents) Formal Process Rates Brochure (01/11/2011) (PDF - 900K) Appendix A - Federal Register Notice (01/03/2011) (PDF - 8000K) Appendix B - Central Valley Project Power Repayment Study (PDF - 22,322K) Appendix C - Development of the CVP Cost of Service Study (PDF - 2038K) Appendix D - Western Transmission System Facilities Map (PDF - 274K) Appendix E - Estimated FY12 FP and BR Customer (PDF - 1144K) Appendix F - Forecasted Replacements and Additions FY11 - FY16 (PDF - 491K) Appendix G - Definitions (PDF - 1758K) Appendix H - Acronyms (PDF - 720K)

290

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Farrokh Jazizadeh; Burcin Becerik-Gerber

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

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,...

292

How do I Build Apps with Utility Rate Data (that is continuously...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

2012 - 11:31 utility rate web services There's a need among our users to incorporate the electricity rates from the URDB into new apps. For example, we recently had this question:...

293

Transmission and Grid Integration: Electricity, Resources, & Building Systems Integration (Fact Sheet)  

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Factsheet developed to describe the activites of the Transmission and Grid Integration Group within NREL's Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems Integration center.

Not Available

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Procedure for Measuring and Reporting the Performance of Photovoltaic Systems in Buildings  

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This procedure provides a standard method for measuring and characterizing the long-term energy performance of photovoltaic (PV) systems in buildings and the resulting implications to the building's energy use. The performance metrics determined here may be compared against benchmarks for evaluating system performance and verifying that performance targets have been achieved. Uses may include comparison of performance with the design intent; comparison with other PV systems in buildings; economic analysis of PV systems in buildings; and the establishment of long-term performance records that enable maintenance staff to monitor trends in energy performance.

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

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

REDESIGN OF HVAC SYSTEM TO IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF EDUCATIONAL BUILDING.  

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??An energy modeling software was used to analyze the current building configuration and simulations were performed in an attempt to redesign the current HVAC system… (more)

Hagene, Brian Matthew

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

An implementation of co-simulation for performance prediction of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and Judkoff, R. 2002. IEA HVAC BESTEST volume 1, Technicaland Judkoff, R. 2004. IEA HVAC BESTEST volume 2, TechnicalOF INNOVATIVE INTEGRATED HVAC SYSTEMS IN BUILDINGS Marija

Trcka, Marija

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Greater than the Sum of its Parts; Electricity, Resources, & Building Systems Integration (ERBSI) (Fact Sheet)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NREL's Electricity, Resources, and Building Systems Integration Center brings together a diverse group of experts performing grid integration and optimization R&D activities.

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2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Procedure for Measuring and Reporting the Performance of Photovoltaic Systems in Buildings  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This procedure provides a standard method for measuring and characterizing the long-term energy performance of photovoltaic (PV) systems in buildings and the resulting implications to the building's energy use. The performance metrics determined here may be compared against benchmarks for evaluating system performance and verifying that performance targets have been achieved. Uses may include comparison of performance with the design intent; comparison with other PV systems in buildings; economic analysis of PV systems in buildings; and the establishment of long-term performance records that enable maintenance staff to monitor trends in energy performance.

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

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Integrating Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Systems in Whole Building Energy Simulation  

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This paper introduces methodologies on how the renewable energy generated by the solar thermal and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems installed on site can be integrated in the whole building simulation analyses, which then can be available to analyze the energy impact of solar systems installed in commercial buildings. A large prototypical office building (124,000 ft2) was used in simulation modeling. The DOE-2.1e program was used for whole building simulation, F-Chart (Beckman et al., 1977) for solar thermal systems analysis, and PV F-Chart (Klein and Beckman, 1983) for solar PV systems analysis.

Cho, S.; Haberl, J.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Net-Zero Energy Buildings: A Classification System Based on Renewable...  

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Net-Zero Energy Buildings: A Classification System Based on Renewable Energy Supply Options Shanti Pless and Paul Torcellini Technical Report NRELTP-550-44586 June 2010 Technical...

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301

A Modular Building Controls Virtual Test Bed for the Integrations of Heterogeneous Systems  

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internet, and BACnet compliant BAS. The middleware allowswith Building Automation Systems (BAS). Typical applicationssimulation tools and BAS for run-time data exchange. LAB/

Wetter, Michael

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Plug and Play Distributed Power Systems for Smart-Grid Connected Building |  

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

Emerging Technologies » Plug and Play Distributed Power Systems Emerging Technologies » Plug and Play Distributed Power Systems for Smart-Grid Connected Building Plug and Play Distributed Power Systems for Smart-Grid Connected Building The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently conducting research into plug-and-play distributed power systems for smart- grid connected buildings. Project Description This project seeks to advance and demonstrate a plug-and-play building energy micro-grid concept for integrating energy storage, loads, and sources at the building level with the external utility grid. The micro-grid demonstration is expected to include the following: Diesel synchronous generator Energy storage device Otis regenerative elevator system representing building critical loads Smart interface with the utility grid

303

Integrated Building Energy Systems Design Considering Storage Technologies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

N. et al. , (2007), “Microgrids, An Overview of Ongoingand Operation of Microgrids in Commercial Buildings”, IEEEsuccessful deployment of microgrids will depend heavily on

Stadler, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Model Predictive Control for the Operation of Building Cooling Systems  

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predictive control of thermal energy storage in buildingsystems which use thermal energy storage. In particular thepredictive control of thermal energy storage in building

Ma, Yudong

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Economic model predictive control for building energy systems.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??In the United States, buildings account for nearly three quarters of electricity consumption and about 40% of greenhouse gas emissions. The heating, ventilation and air-conditioning… (more)

Ma, Jingran

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Applications of Optimal Building Energy System Selection and...  

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for several years. Given load curves for energy services requirements in a building microgrid (grid), fuel costs and other economic inputs, and a menu of available...

307

Optimal Building Technology Selection and Operation: A Systemic...  

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carbon emissions, or multiple objectives of providing services to a building-scale microgrid. It has been licensed by several national and international research institutes and...

308

Co-design of control algorithm and embedded platform for building HVAC systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems is crucial for reducing energy consumption in buildings. As complex cyber-physical systems, HVAC systems involve three closely-related subsystems -- the control algorithm, the physical ... Keywords: building energy efficiency, co-design, platform-based design

Mehdi Maasoumy, Qi Zhu, Cheng Li, Forrest Meggers, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes  

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Building Energy Codes Building Energy Codes Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on AddThis.com... Popular Links Success Stories Previous Next Lighten Energy Loads with System Design. Warming Up to Pump Heat.

310

Low Cost Thin Film Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The goal of the program is to develop 'LOW COST THIN FILM BUILDING-INTEGRATED PV SYSTEMS'. Major focus was on developing low cost solution for the commercial BIPV and rooftop PV market and meet DOE LCOE goal for the commercial market segment of 9-12 cents/kWh for 2010 and 6-8 cents/kWh for 2015. We achieved the 2010 goal and were on track to achieve the 2015 goal. The program consists of five major tasks: (1) modules; (2) inverters and BOS; (3) systems engineering and integration; (4) deployment; and (5) project management and TPP collaborative activities. We successfully crossed all stage gates and surpassed all milestones. We proudly achieved world record stable efficiencies in small area cells (12.56% for 1cm2) and large area encapsulated modules (11.3% for 800 cm2) using a triple-junction amorphous silicon/nanocrystalline silicon/nanocrystalline silicon structure, confirmed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. We collaborated with two inverter companies, Solectria and PV Powered, and significantly reduced inverter cost. We collaborated with three universities (Syracuse University, University of Oregon, and Colorado School of Mines) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and improved understanding on nanocrystalline material properties and light trapping techniques. We jointly published 50 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and International Conference Proceedings. We installed two 75kW roof-top systems, one in Florida and another in New Jersey demonstrating innovative designs. The systems performed satisfactorily meeting/exceeding estimated kWh/kW performance. The 50/50 cost shared program was a great success and received excellent comments from DOE Manager and Technical Monitor in the Final Review.

Dr. Subhendu Guha; Dr. Jeff Yang

2012-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

311

Advancing Net-Zero Energy Commercial Buildings; Electricity, Resources, & Building Systems Integration (Fact Sheet)  

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This fact sheet provides an overview of the research the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is conducting to achieve net-zero energy buildings (NZEBs). It also includes key definitions of NZEBs and inforamtion about an NZEB database that captures information about projects around the world.

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Automated energy management systems for small buildings. Final report, Volume 1: technical document  

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Energy controls can perform a valuable function in energy conservation or energy-management strategy in buildings. While the more-simple controls can be applied to virtually any building, the more-complex automation systems are currently available only to large buildings where their greater costs may be justified. At the present, however, there is a lack of effective, automatic energy-management control practices and schemes available for application to small buildings. This is due, in large measure, to the absence of cost-effective integrated control equipment in the small-building marketplace. Furthermore, a general philosophy or strategy, for the application of equipment for total energy conservation in small commercial buildings has not yet evolved. Both technical and marketing issues related to the implementation of automation systems in small commercial buildings under 75,000 square feet gross area are explored. The functional requirements for small-building automation systems are identified and determination of system costs and energy savings potential are made. Market analyses identify cost and payback requirements as well as attitudes of potential equipment buyers in the small-building market. Schools, apartments, and offices, which together consume more than half the energy of the small-building market, are used as analysis models. The market and technical analyses are combined to formulate the potential marketplace for a small building AEMS in terms of building size, and building type. An AEMS concept is defined which embodies the necessary functional requirements within a framework of applied strategy to energy conservation in buildings.

1978-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Commissioning of Building HVAC Systems for Improved Energy Performance: A Summary of Annex 40 Results  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Annex 40 is an international research project which aims at developing, validating and documenting tools for commissioning of buildings and building services. A few months before the end of this 4 years project one presents here an overview of its main achievements. These achievements can be split in 4 categories: 1) tools to manage the commissioning process, 2) manual commissioning tools, 3) approaches to use building energy management system to assist in building commissioning, 4) approaches to use component as well as whole building models to improve commissioning.

Visier, J. C.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

1993-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

315

Development of an energy consumption and cost data base for fuel cell total energy systems and conventional building energy systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the procedures and data sources used to develop an energy-consumption and system-cost data base for use in predicting the market penetration of phosphoric acid fuel cell total-energy systems in the nonindustrial building market. A computer program was used to simulate the hourly energy requirements of six types of buildings - office buildings, retail stores, hotels and motels, schools, hospitals, and multifamily residences. The simulations were done by using hourly weather tapes for one city in each of the ten Department of Energy administrative regions. Two types of building construction were considered, one for existing buildings and one for new buildings. A fuel cell system combined with electrically driven heat pumps and one combined with a gas boiler and an electrically driven chiller were compared with similar conventional systems. The methods of system simulation, component sizing, and system cost estimation are described for each system. The systems were simulated for a single building size for each building type. Methods were developed to extrapolate the system cost and performance data to other building sizes.

Pine, G.D.; Christian, J.E.; Mixon, W.R.; Jackson, W.L.

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

A viral system algorithm to optimize the car dispatching in elevator group control systems of tall buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nowadays is very common the presence of tall buildings in the business centres of the main cities of the world. Such buildings require the installation of numerous lifts that are coordinated and managed under a unique control system. Population working ... Keywords: Bio-inspired algorithms, Elevator, Elevator group control system, Lift, Vertical transportation, Viral system

Pablo CortéS; Luis Onieva; JesúS MuñUzuri; José Guadix

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Modeling attic humidity as a function of weather, building construction, and ventilation rates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A dynamic model for predicting attic relative humidity (RH) and roof-sheathing moisture content (MC) was developed for microcomputer application. The model accepts standard hourly weather data and building-design parameters as input. Model predictions gave good agreement with measured data from a house located in Madison, Wisconsin. Solar radiation varies with roof orientation and plays an important role in determining moisture transfer to and from the roof sheathing. Opposing roof surfaces must be differentiated in attic humidity models to account for the effect of solar radiation. The model described in this paper is capable of such differentiation. Snow accumulation on a roof can significantly alter the temperature and moisture conditions in an attic, but further research is needed to understand the effect of a snow layer on attic temperatures. Various scenarios were simulated with this model to determine the effect of building practice and ventilation strategies on roof sheathing MC. Direct control of RH in the living space by ventilation is very effective in lowering attic moisture conditions. Where natural ventilation is not adequate, a timer-controlled attic fan shows great promise for ensuring efficient and economical attic ventilation.

Gorman, T.M.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Brief Analysis of dual-rate inferential control systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For a dual-rate control system where the output sampling interval is an integer multiple of the control interval, we propose a model-based inferential control scheme which uses a fast-rate model to estimate the intersample outputs and then supply them ... Keywords: Digital control, Inferential control, Multirate systems, Robustness, Stability

Dongguang Li; Sirish L. Shah; Tongwen Chen

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) in the Residential Sector: An Analysis of Installed Rooftop System Prices  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

For more than 30 years, there have been strong efforts to accelerate the deployment of solar-electric systems by developing photovoltaic (PV) products that are fully integrated with building materials. This report examines the status of building-integrated PV (BIPV), with a focus on the cost drivers of residential rooftop systems, and explores key opportunities and challenges in the marketplace.

James, T.; Goodrich, A.; Woodhouse, M.; Margolis, R.; Ong, S.

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Integrated Building Energy Systems Design Considering Storage Technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The addition of storage technologies such as flow batteries, conventional batteries, and heat storage can improve the economic, as well as environmental attraction of micro-generation systems (e.g., PV or fuel cells with or without CHP) and contribute to enhanced demand response. The interactions among PV, solar thermal, and storage systems can be complex, depending on the tariff structure, load profile, etc. In order to examine the impact of storage technologies on demand response and CO2 emissions, a microgrid's distributed energy resources (DER) adoption problem is formulated as a mixed-integer linear program that can pursue two strategies as its objective function. These two strategies are minimization of its annual energy costs or of its CO2 emissions. The problem is solved for a given test year at representative customer sites, e.g., nursing homes, to obtain not only the optimal investment portfolio, but also the optimal hourly operating schedules for the selected technologies. This paper focuses on analysis of storage technologies in micro-generation optimization on a building level, with example applications in New York State and California. It shows results from a two-year research projectperformed for the U.S. Department of Energy and ongoing work. Contrary to established expectations, our results indicate that PV and electric storage adoption compete rather than supplement each other considering the tariff structure and costs of electricity supply. The work shows that high electricity tariffs during on-peak hours are a significant driver for the adoption of electric storage technologies. To satisfy the site's objective of minimizing energy costs, the batteries have to be charged by grid power during off-peak hours instead of PV during on-peak hours. In contrast, we also show a CO2 minimization strategy where the common assumption that batteries can be charged by PV can be fulfilled at extraordinarily high energy costs for the site.

Stadler, Michael; Marnay, Chris; Siddiqui, Afzal; Lai, Judy; Aki, Hirohisa

2009-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Commercial Building Energy Asset Score System: Program Overview and Technical Protocol (Version 1.0)  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is developing a national voluntary energy asset score system that includes an energy asset score tool to help building owners evaluate their buildings with respect to the score system. The goal of the energy asset score system is to facilitate cost-effective investment in energy efficiency improvements of commercial buildings. The system will allow building owners and managers to compare their building infrastructure against peers and track building upgrade progress over time. The system can also help other building stakeholders (e.g., building operators, tenants, financiers, and appraisers) understand the relative efficiency of different buildings in a way that is independent from their operations and occupancy. This report outlines the technical protocol used to generate the energy asset score, explains the scoring methodology, and provides additional details regarding the energy asset score tool. This report also describes alternative methods that were considered prior to developing the current approach. Finally, this report describes a few features of the program where alternative approaches are still under evaluation.

Wang, Na; Gorrissen, Willy J.

2013-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

322

Corrosion Rate, Effect of Soil Properties: Development of a Sensor System to Calculate Corrosion Rates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report addresses corrosion of substation ground grids and the development of a corrosion sensor system and supporting algorithms that can be used in the field to quickly estimate the corrosion rate of a metal in soils of low resistivity.The system is based on the linear polarization resistance (LPR) technique, an electrochemical method of calculating corrosion rates by measuring the relationship between electrochemical potential and the electric current between electrodes. ...

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

323

Co-simulation of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

BPS tools (e.g. , ESP-r [http://www.esru.strath.ac.uk],are the coupling between ESP-r and TRNSYS [Hensen 1991;with building energy simulation (ESP-r) [Janak 1999] and the

Trcka, Marija

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

A Buildings Module for the Stochastic Energy Deployment System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

AEO- 07 forecasts for total natural gas demand through 2030.Values for Total Natural Gas Demand (All Buildings) Figurefrom Figure 6, the SLBM natural gas demand levels off around

Marnay, Chris

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Applications of Optimal Building Energy System Selection and...  

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

Figure 1 Energy Flows in a Building Microgrid DER-CAM solves a grid's investment optimization problem given its end-use energy loads, energy tariff structures and fuel...

326

Development of a seismic design procedure for metal building systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

spectrum specified in ASCE 7-05 and the corresponding driftInstitute of Steel Construction, Chicago, IL. ASCE. (2002).Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE 7-02, American Society

Hong, Jong-Kook

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

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

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

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

328

EA-1087: Proposed Induction Linac System Experiments in Building 51B at  

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

7: Proposed Induction Linac System Experiments in Building 7: Proposed Induction Linac System Experiments in Building 51B at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California EA-1087: Proposed Induction Linac System Experiments in Building 51B at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California SUMMARY This EA evaluates the environmental impacts of a proposal to modify existing Building 51B at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to install and conduct experiments on a new Induction Linear Accelerator System. PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES None available at this time. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD September 8, 1995 EA-1087: Finding of No Significant Impact Proposed Induction Linac System Experiments in Building 51B at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California

329

An Operational Energy Consumption Evaluation Index System for Large Public Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Large public buildings have been the emphasis of energy conservation in China. In this paper, the design and operational energy consumption evaluation indices for large public buildings are generalized, their differences and deficiencies are analyzed, and the evaluation indices of each kind of key equipment and the whole heating and air-conditioning system are put forward from the point of view of usage efficiency of energy. The energy consumption evaluation index system for large public buildings is primarily established. The calculation method of each kind of energy consumption evaluation index is given, which provides the foundation for further studies on energy consumption for large public buildings.

Li, Y.; Zhang, J.; Sun, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Net-Zero Energy Buildings: A Classification System Based on Renewable Energy Supply Options  

SciTech Connect

A net-zero energy building (NZEB) is a residential or commercial building with greatly reduced energy needs. In such a building, efficiency gains have been made such that the balance of energy needs can be supplied with renewable energy technologies. Past work has developed a common NZEB definition system, consisting of four well-documented definitions, to improve the understanding of what net-zero energy means. For this paper, we created a classification system for NZEBs based on the renewable sources a building uses.

Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

The Impact of Retail Rate Structures on the Economics ofCommercial Photovoltaic Systems in California  

SciTech Connect

To achieve a sizable and self-sustaining market for grid-connected, customer-sited photovoltaic (PV) systems, solar will likely need to be competitive with retail electricity rates. In this report, we examine the impact of retail rate design on the economic value of commercial PV systems in California. Using 15-minute interval building load and PV production data from 24 actual commercial PV installations, we compare the value of the bill savings across 20 commercial customer retail rates currently offered in the state. We find that the specifics of the rate structure, combined with the characteristics of the customer's underlying load and the size of the PV system, can have a substantial impact on the customer-economics of commercial PV systems. Key conclusions for policymakers that emerge from our analysis are as follows: {sm_bullet} Rate design is fundamental to the economics of commercial PV. The rate-reduction value of PV for our sample of commercial customers, considering all available retail tariffs, ranges from $0.05/kWh to $0.24/kWh, reflecting differences in rate structures, the revenue requirements of the various utilities, the size of the PV system relative to building load, and customer load shapes. For the average customer in our sample, differences in rate structure, alone, alter the value of PV by 25% to 75%, depending on the size of the PV system relative to building load. {sm_bullet} TOU-based energy-focused rates can provide substantial value to many PV customers. Retail rates that wrap all or most utility cost recovery needs into time-of-use (TOU)-based volumetric energy rates, and which exclude or limit demand-based charges, provide the most value to PV systems across a wide variety of circumstances. Expanding the availability of such rates will increase the value of many commercial PV systems. {sm_bullet} Offering commercial customers a variety of rate options would be of value to PV. Despite the advantages of energy-focused rates for PV, requiring the use of these tariffs would disadvantage some commercial PV installations. In particular, for PV systems that serve less than 25-50% of annual customer load, the characteristics of the customer's underlying load profile often determine the most favorable rate structure, and energy-focused rate structures may not be ideal for many commercial-customer load shapes. Regulators that wish to establish rates that are beneficial to a range of PV applications should therefore consider allowing customers to choose from among a number of different rate structures. {sm_bullet} Eliminating net metering can significantly degrade the economics of PV systems that serve a large percentage of building load. Under the assumptions stipulated in this report, we find that an elimination of net metering could, in some circumstances, result in more than a 25% loss in the rate-reduction value of commercial PV. As long as annual solar output is less than roughly 25% of customer load and excess PV production can be sold to the local utility at a rate above $0.05/kWh, however, elimination of net metering is found to rarely result in a financial loss of greater than 5% of the rate-reduction value of PV. More detailed conclusions on the rate-reduction value of commercial PV include: {sm_bullet} Commercial PV systems can sometimes greatly reduce demand charges. Though energy-focused retail rates often offer the greatest rate reduction value, commercial PV installations can generate significant reductions in demand charges, in some cases constituting 10-50% of the total rate savings derived from PV installations. These savings, however, depend highly on the size of the PV system relative to building load, on the customer's load shape, and on the design of the demand charge itself. {sm_bullet} The value of demand charge reductions declines with PV system size. At high levels of PV penetration, the value of PV-induced demand charge savings on a $/kWh basis can drop substantially. As a result, the rate-reduction value of PV can decline by up to one-half when a PV system m

Wiser, Ryan; Mills, Andrew; Barbose, Galen; Golove, William

2007-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

332

The Impact of Retail Rate Structures on the Economics ofCommercial Photovoltaic Systems in California  

SciTech Connect

To achieve a sizable and self-sustaining market for grid-connected, customer-sited photovoltaic (PV) systems, solar will likely need to be competitive with retail electricity rates. In this report, we examine the impact of retail rate design on the economic value of commercial PV systems in California. Using 15-minute interval building load and PV production data from 24 actual commercial PV installations, we compare the value of the bill savings across 20 commercial customer retail rates currently offered in the state. We find that the specifics of the rate structure, combined with the characteristics of the customer's underlying load and the size of the PV system, can have a substantial impact on the customer-economics of commercial PV systems. Key conclusions for policymakers that emerge from our analysis are as follows: {sm_bullet} Rate design is fundamental to the economics of commercial PV. The rate-reduction value of PV for our sample of commercial customers, considering all available retail tariffs, ranges from $0.05/kWh to $0.24/kWh, reflecting differences in rate structures, the revenue requirements of the various utilities, the size of the PV system relative to building load, and customer load shapes. For the average customer in our sample, differences in rate structure, alone, alter the value of PV by 25% to 75%, depending on the size of the PV system relative to building load. {sm_bullet} TOU-based energy-focused rates can provide substantial value to many PV customers. Retail rates that wrap all or most utility cost recovery needs into time-of-use (TOU)-based volumetric energy rates, and which exclude or limit demand-based charges, provide the most value to PV systems across a wide variety of circumstances. Expanding the availability of such rates will increase the value of many commercial PV systems. {sm_bullet} Offering commercial customers a variety of rate options would be of value to PV. Despite the advantages of energy-focused rates for PV, requiring the use of these tariffs would disadvantage some commercial PV installations. In particular, for PV systems that serve less than 25-50% of annual customer load, the characteristics of the customer's underlying load profile often determine the most favorable rate structure, and energy-focused rate structures may not be ideal for many commercial-customer load shapes. Regulators that wish to establish rates that are beneficial to a range of PV applications should therefore consider allowing customers to choose from among a number of different rate structures. {sm_bullet} Eliminating net metering can significantly degrade the economics of PV systems that serve a large percentage of building load. Under the assumptions stipulated in this report, we find that an elimination of net metering could, in some circumstances, result in more than a 25% loss in the rate-reduction value of commercial PV. As long as annual solar output is less than roughly 25% of customer load and excess PV production can be sold to the local utility at a rate above $0.05/kWh, however, elimination of net metering is found to rarely result in a financial loss of greater than 5% of the rate-reduction value of PV. More detailed conclusions on the rate-reduction value of commercial PV include: {sm_bullet} Commercial PV systems can sometimes greatly reduce demand charges. Though energy-focused retail rates often offer the greatest rate reduction value, commercial PV installations can generate significant reductions in demand charges, in some cases constituting 10-50% of the total rate savings derived from PV installations. These savings, however, depend highly on the size of the PV system relative to building load, on the customer's load shape, and on the design of the demand charge itself. {sm_bullet} The value of demand charge reductions declines with PV system size. At high levels of PV penetration, the value of PV-induced demand charge savings on a $/kWh basis can drop substantially. As a result, the rate-reduction value of PV can decline by up to one-half when a PV system meets 75% rather

Wiser, Ryan; Mills, Andrew; Barbose, Galen; Golove, William

2007-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

333

Towards Embedded Wireless-Networked Intelligent Daylighting Systems for Commercial Buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Energy efficient office lighting systems can save 40% in electricity consumption in areas that receive significant amounts of daylight. In spite of the savings they can generate, daylighting systems are not widely used in the commercial office building. ...

Yao-Jung Wen; Jessica Granderson; Alice M. Agogino

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Building Energy Certification System: Application to a Building in Lisbon and Paths to a Future Enhanced Scheme  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy efficiency in buildings is of particular importance in the pursuit of international objectives in the area of climate and energy, as it is a sector that represents approximately 40% of the total primary energy demand [1], with strong growth prospects in absolute consumption. In Portugal, the implementation of the Energy Certification System and Indoor Air Quality (SCE) [2] [3] [4] is an important step in the promotion of energy efficiency and achievement of the national targets regarding the emission of greenhouse gases. This work presents the application of the SCE system to a large office building, the Lisbon City Hall. In the context of the energy audit that was performed, different energy optimization scenarios were defined and analyzed in a cost-benefit perspective. Emphasis is placed on the calibration of the building thermal simulation model (EnergyPlus [5]) and its results. Based on this application of an energy certification code, an examination of the principles that underlie these systems is performed, resulting in a qualitative reflection on the limitations of the SCE system and opportunities for its improvement.

Nunes, P.; Carrilho da Graca, G.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Evaluation of the Solar Building, Albuquerque, New Mexico: instrumentation of building and system  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The instrumentation used to obtain data on the Solar Building, Albuquerque, New Mexico during the period November, 1974, through April, 1976 is described. Attention is focused on the types of instrumentation used: their principles of operation, sensitivity, range and where pertinent, installation. Locations of sensors are identified, so far as this pertains to obtaining accurate and adequate data. A list of sensors monitored in the third period is presented, as an example in appendix A. For convenience, the physical quantities measured and the type of instrument used to measure each are presented. The nature of the output from the instrument and the normal method of recording that output are also given.

Wildin, M.W.; McLaughlin, E.R.; Gilman, S.F.

1976-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Analysis of criticality alarm system response to an accidental criticality outside the cascade process buildings at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant  

SciTech Connect

Neutron dose rates at detector positions within the X-326, X-330, and X-333 buildings were evaluated for an accidental criticality outside of each building. As fissile material bearing equipment and containers are moved to and from each building, the possibility exists for a criticality accident to occur. This analysis demonstrates that a criticality accident which occurs at any position on the access roads alongside a process building can be detected. The detectable area includes all points within the access road boundary along each face of each building. This analysis also demonstrates that the criticality alarm systems of the process buildings will respond to criticality events occurring within the tie lines connecting the process buildings. This analysis was performed using the MCNP Monte Carlo neutron-proton transport code. The radiation source is the neutron leakage spectrum of a critical solution of 4.95 percent enriched UO{sub 2}F{sub 2}-H{sub 2}O at a power level corresponding to the ANSI ANS 8.3. Standard minimum accident of concern. The evaluated neutron fluxes were converted to neutron dose rates by use of the Henderson free-in-air response functions. Critical source positions correspond to the farthest source to detector distances on the access roads along each face of the three buildings, and the centerpoint of the building tie lines. This report contains the methodology used for this study, a background on the data used, and a section about the assumptions and limits to all conclusions.

Negron, S.B.; Tayloe, R.W. Jr.; Dobelbower, M.C. [Battelle, Columbus, OH (United States)

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

High removal rate laser-based coating removal system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A compact laser system that removes surface coatings (such as paint, dirt, etc.) at a removal rate as high as 1000 ft.sup.2 /hr or more without damaging the surface. A high repetition rate laser with multiple amplification passes propagating through at least one optical amplifier is used, along with a delivery system consisting of a telescoping and articulating tube which also contains an evacuation system for simultaneously sweeping up the debris produced in the process. The amplified beam can be converted to an output beam by passively switching the polarization of at least one amplified beam. The system also has a personal safety system which protects against accidental exposures.

Matthews, Dennis L. (Moss Beach, CA); Celliers, Peter M. (Berkeley, CA); Hackel, Lloyd (Livermore, CA); Da Silva, Luiz B. (Danville, CA); Dane, C. Brent (Livermore, CA); Mrowka, Stanley (Richmond, CA)

1999-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

338

Duct leakage impacts on VAV system performance in California large commercial buildings  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the variability of duct leakage impacts on air distribution system performance for typical large commercial buildings in California. Specifically, a hybrid DOE-2/TRNSYS sequential simulation approach was used to model the energy use of a low-pressure terminal-reheat variable-air-volume (VAV) HVAC system with six duct leakage configurations (tight to leaky) in nine prototypical large office buildings (representing three construction eras in three California climates where these types of buildings are common). Combined fan power for the variable-speed-controlled supply and return fans at design conditions was assumed to be 0.8 W/cfm. Based on our analyses of the 54 simulation cases, the increase in annual fan energy is estimated to be 40 to 50% for a system with a total leakage of 19% at design conditions compared to a tight system with 5% leakage. Annual cooling plant energy also increases by about 7 to 10%, but reheat energy decreases (about 3 to 10%). In combination, the increase in total annual HVAC site energy is 2 to 14%. The total HVAC site energy use includes supply and return fan electricity consumption, chiller and cooling tower electricity consumption, boiler electricity consumption, and boiler natural gas consumption. Using year 2000 average commercial sector energy prices for California ($0.0986/kWh and $7.71/Million Btu), the energy increases result in 9 to 18% ($7,400 to $9,500) increases in HVAC system annual operating costs. Normalized by duct surface area, the increases in annual operating costs are 0.14 to 0.18 $/ft{sup 2}. Using a suggested one-time duct sealing cost of $0.20 per square foot of duct surface area, these results indicate that sealing leaky ducts in VAV systems has a simple payback period of about 1.3 years. Even with total leakage rates as low as 10%, duct sealing is still cost effective. This suggests that duct sealing should be considered at least for VAV systems with 10% or more total duct leakage. The VAV system that we simulated had perfectly insulated ducts, and maintained constant static pressure in the ducts upstream of the VAV boxes and a constant supply air temperature at the airhandler. Further evaluations of duct leakage impacts should be carried out in the future after methodologies are developed to deal with duct surface heat transfer effects, to deal with airflows entering VAV boxes from ceiling return plenums (e.g., to model parallel fan-powered VAV boxes), and to deal with static pressure reset and supply air temperature reset strategies.

Wray, Craig P.; Matson, Nance E.

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) Project Considerations  

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

Existing Building Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) Project Considerations Phil Welker, Executive Director PECI 2 Mapping Out Your Commissioning Strategy Three big questions: 1. Which buildings are commissioning candidates? 2. What commissioning approach(es) should I employ? 3. What expertise do I need to get it done? 3 Which buildings? Many factors come in to play: * Building sizes * Project budgets * Current energy performance * Building control systems * Occupancy rates * Operator/ engineering resources * Long term investment strategy * Sustainability plans or mandates * Equipment Replacements Selecting the right buildings is critical to achieve the maximum benefit in a cost-efficient manner. See the EPA's "A Retrocommissioning Guide for Building Owners"

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Solar San Diego: The Impact of Binomial Rate Structures on Real PV-Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There is confusion in the marketplace regarding the impact of solar photovoltaics (PV) on the user's actual electricity bill under California Net Energy Metering, particularly with binomial tariffs (those that include both demand and energy charges) and time-of-use (TOU) rate structures. The City of San Diego has extensive real-time electrical metering on most of its buildings and PV systems, with interval data for overall consumption and PV electrical production available for multiple years. This paper uses 2007 PV-system data from two city facilities to illustrate the impacts of binomial rate designs. The analysis will determine the energy and demand savings that the PV systems are achieving relative to the absence of systems. A financial analysis of PV-system performance under various rates structures is presented. The data revealed that actual demand and energy use benefits of bionomial tariffs increase in summer months, when solar resources allow for maximized electricity production. In a binomial tariff system, varying on- and semi-peak times can result in approximately $1,100 change in demand charges per month over not having a PV system in place, an approximate 30% cost savings. The PV systems are also shown to have a 30%-50% reduction in facility energy charges in 2007. Future work will include combining demand and electricity charges and increasing the breadth of rate structures tested, including the impacts of non-coincident demand charges.

Van Geet, O.; Brown, E.; Blair, T.; McAllister, A.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Predicting Missing Ratings in Recommender Systems: Adapted Factorization Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper presents a factorization-based approach to make predictions in recommender systems. These systems are widely used in electronic commerce to help customers find products according to their preferences. Taking into account the customer's ratings ... Keywords: Factorization Technique, Recommender Systems, Singular Value Decomposition

Carme Julià; Angel Sappa; Felipe Lumbreras; Joan Serrat; Antonio López

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Building Ultra-Low False Alarm Rate Support Vector Classifier Ensembles Using Random Subspaces  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the Cost-Sensitive Random Subspace Support Vector Classifier (CS-RS-SVC), a new learning algorithm that combines random subspace sampling and bagging with Cost-Sensitive Support Vector Classifiers to more effectively address detection applications burdened by unequal misclassification requirements. When compared to its conventional, non-cost-sensitive counterpart on a two-class signal detection application, random subspace sampling is shown to very effectively leverage the additional flexibility offered by the Cost-Sensitive Support Vector Classifier, yielding a more than four-fold increase in the detection rate at a false alarm rate (FAR) of zero. Moreover, the CS-RS-SVC is shown to be fairly robust to constraints on the feature subspace dimensionality, enabling reductions in computation time of up to 82% with minimal performance degradation.

Chen, B Y; Lemmond, T D; Hanley, W G

2008-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

343

OPTIMIZATION FOR COGENERATION SYSTEMS IN BUILDINGS BASED ON LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

SUMMARY: This paper presents a model that is developed to optimize the selection and operation of energy systems in commercial buildings based on their environmental performance. The model can be used for decision support regarding infrastructure in both design and operation of building energy systems. The approach is composed of energy simulation to generate building’s energy demand, life cycle assessment (LCA) to model different energy systems, and optimization model to optimize the selection and operation of these energy systems. The energy systems that are discussed in this paper are cogeneration systems, average electric grid, gas boilers, and absorption and electric chillers. The performance criteria presented in this paper are primary energy consumption (PEC) and tropospheric ozone precursor potential (TOPP).

J. Vanier; Ayat E. Osman; Phd C; Robert Ries; Assistant Professor

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Modeling and Optimization of Commercial Buildings and Stationary Fuel Cell Systems (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This presentation describes the Distributed Generation Building Energy Assessment Tool (DG-BEAT) developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the University of California Irvine. DG-BEAT is designed to allow stakeholders to assess the economics of installing stationary fuel cell systems in a variety of building types in the United States.

Ainscough, C.; McLarty, D.; Sullivan, R.; Brouwer, J.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Seamless Handover in Buildings Using HVAC Ducts: A New System Architecture  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Seamless Handover in Buildings Using HVAC Ducts: A New System Architecture Ariton E. Xhafa, Paisarn-- In this paper, we present an innovative solution to the handover problem in multi-story buildings using HVAC of the indoor wireless networks that use the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) ducts

Stancil, Daniel D.

346

Using a CFD simulation in designing a smoke management system in a building  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a study on the effectiveness of a smoke exhaust system in a complex building using the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models. The CFD model FDS (Fire Dynamics Simulator) was used for this study. To simulate fires in the building ...

George Hadjisophocleous; Yoon J. Ko

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Proceedings of the Fourth ACM Workshop on Embedded Sensing Systems for Energy-Efficiency in Buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On behalf of the Technical Program Committee (TPC), it is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 2012 ACM Workshop on Embedded Systems for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (BuildSys), in Toronto, Canada. We have what we believe is an exceptional technical ...

George J. Pappas

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Energy Savings with Energy-Efficient HVAC Systems in Commercial Buildings of Hong Kong  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Hong Kong has seen a dramatic increase in energy consumption in recent years, particularly electricity use in commercial buildings. The growth of electricity demand in future years is crucial both economically and environmentally. As over half of the electricity in Hong Kong is consumed by commercial buildings, and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) is the largest end-user in such buildings, improving the efficiency of HVAC systems in commercial buildings, is the key measure to take in Hong Kong for sustainable development. In this study, the major factors influencing the electricity use of HVAC systems are studied with the building energy simulation program EnergyPlus, which include chiller efficiency, space cooling temperature, variable vs. constant air flow, fan efficiency, lighting intensity and building envelope. From the analysis of the simulation results, it can be found that substantial energy-saving potential exists through improving the efficiency of HVAC systems in commercial buildings, and a combination of desirable system parameters for energy efficiency of commercial building is proposed.

Yang, J.; Chan, K.; Wu, X.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Designing cost-efficient wireless sensor/actuator networks for building control systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A modern Building Automation System (BAS) aims to enhance the functionality of interactive control strategies leading towards energy efficiency and enhanced user comfort. Typically, it is cheaper to embed the BAS within a Wireless Sensor/Actuator Network ... Keywords: MPC, building energy, co-design, sensor

Alie El-Din Mady; Gregory Provan; Ning Wei

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

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

SciTech Connect

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

351

Real-Time Optimization Strategies for Building Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Our analysis indicates that it is possible to obtain energy savings of more than ... This information can be used to compute economic-optimal set-point ... This ability is key in reducing the exposure of buildings to real-time market volatility and.

352

Buildings Energy Data Book: 5.5 Thermal Distribution Systems  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

3 Thermal Distribution Design Load and Electricity Intensities, by Building Activity Education 0.5 1.3 Food Sales 1.1 6.4 Food Service 1.5 6.4 Health Care 1.5 5.6 Lodging 0.5 1.9...

353

Design and Optimization of Control Strategies and Parameters by Building and System Simulation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Control parameters for HVAC systems are usually set during the Initial Commissioning Process within the Acceptance Phase of buildings. The quality of the Testing, Adjusting and Balancing (TAB) depends primarily on the specifications of the designer and on the knowledge of the constructor (commissioning personnel). Often the TAB and thus the Initial Commissioning is considered as completed after the functionality and performance of the systems are proven. Therefore, further optimization concerning the energy consumption does not take place. The building and system simulation usually is used during the pre-design of buildings to determine and optimize the influence of the building envelope relating to the energy demand for heating and cooling. Furthermore it is sometimes used for dimensioning the HVAC systems and particular components during the design phase. Additional abilities of the simulation models to predict or even control the building operations are not used. The purpose of the chosen approach is to use the dynamic building and system simulation to design and verify control strategies and determine the exact setup for the control parameters. Therefore the models from the former design phases have to be adapted and extended so that the control strategies can be considered in the right way. This paper presents an example how to use the dynamic simulation to optimize the characteristic of a heating and cooling system of a school building.

Baumann, O.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Testing Data Acquisition Systems for Use in Monitoring Building Energy Conservation Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Dedicated microprocessor-based data acquisition systems are beginning to be used to monitor the energy savings from building energy conservation retrofits. These systems capture data from important monitoring points and store the values for periodic transfer to a central location. While there are many data loggers available that appear suited to this task, choosing between them is complicated by a large number of manufacturers, a lack of standard communications protocols, and most significantly, no standardized tests for reporting their capabilities. This paper addresses the last point with a battery of tests that were developed and applied to data loggers from nine manufacturers.

Sparks, R.; Haberl, J.; Bhattacharrya, S.; Rayaprolu, M.; Wang, J.; Vadlamani, S.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Solar load ratio method applied to commercial building active solar system sizing  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The hourly simulation procedure is the DOE-2 building energy analysis computer program. It is capable of calculating the loads and of simulating various control strategies in detail for both residential and commercial buildings and yet is computationally efficient enough to be used for extensive parametric studies. In addition, to a Building Service Hot Water (BSHW) System and a combined space heating and hot water system using liquid collectors for a commercial building analyzed previously, a space heating system using an air collector is analyzed. A series of runs is made for systems using evacuated tube collectors for comparison to flat-plate collectors, and the effects of additional system design parameters are investigated. Also, the generic collector types are characterized by standard efficiency curves, rather than by detailed collector specifications. (MHR)

Schnurr, N.M.; Hunn, B.D.; Williamson, K.D. III

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

DOE, RTI to Design and Build Gas Cleanup System for IGCC Power Plants |  

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

DOE, RTI to Design and Build Gas Cleanup System for IGCC Power DOE, RTI to Design and Build Gas Cleanup System for IGCC Power Plants DOE, RTI to Design and Build Gas Cleanup System for IGCC Power Plants July 13, 2009 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces a collaborative project with Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International to design, build, and test a warm gas cleanup system to remove multiple contaminants from coal-derived syngas. The 50-MWe system will include technologies to remove trace elements such as mercury and arsenic, capture the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2), and extract more than 99.9 percent of the sulfur from the syngas. A novel process to convert the extracted sulfur to a pure elemental sulfur product will also be tested. This project supports DOE's vision of coal power plants with near-zero

357

DOE, RTI to Design and Build Gas Cleanup System for IGCC Power Plants |  

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

DOE, RTI to Design and Build Gas Cleanup System for IGCC Power DOE, RTI to Design and Build Gas Cleanup System for IGCC Power Plants DOE, RTI to Design and Build Gas Cleanup System for IGCC Power Plants July 13, 2009 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces a collaborative project with Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International to design, build, and test a warm gas cleanup system to remove multiple contaminants from coal-derived syngas. The 50-MWe system will include technologies to remove trace elements such as mercury and arsenic, capture the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2), and extract more than 99.9 percent of the sulfur from the syngas. A novel process to convert the extracted sulfur to a pure elemental sulfur product will also be tested. This project supports DOE's vision of coal power plants with near-zero

358

Initial findings: The integration of water loop heat pump and building structural thermal storage systems  

SciTech Connect

This report is one in a series of reports describing research activities in support of the US Department of Energy (DOE) Commercial Building System Integration Research Program. The goal of the program is to develop the scientific and technical basis for improving integrated decision-making during design and construction. Improved decision-making could significantly reduce buildings' energy use by the year 2010. The objectives of the Commercial Building System Integration Research Program are: to identify and quantify the most significant energy-related interactions among building subsystems; to develop the scientific and technical basis for improving energy related interactions in building subsystems; and to provide guidance to designers, owners, and builders for improving the integration of building subsystems for energy efficiency. The lead laboratory for this program is the Pacific Northwest Laboratory. A wide variety of expertise and resources from industry, academia, other government entities, and other DOE laboratories are used in planning, reviewing and conducting research activities. Cooperative and complementary research, development, and technology transfer activities with other interested organizations are actively pursued. In this report, the interactions of a water loop heat pump system and building structural mass and their effect on whole-building energy performance is analyzed. 10 refs., 54 figs., 1 tab.

Marseille, T.J.; Johnson, B.K.; Wallin, R.P.; Chiu, S.A.; Crawley, D.B.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar San Diego: The Impact of Binomial Rate Structures on Real PV Systems; Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

There is confusion in the marketplace regarding the impact of solar photovoltaics (PV) on the user's actual electricity bill under California Net Energy Metering, particularly with binomial tariffs (those that include both demand and energy charges) and time-of-use (TOU) rate structures. The City of San Diego has extensive real-time electrical metering on most of its buildings and PV systems, with interval data for overall consumption and PV electrical production available for multiple years. This paper uses 2007 PV-system data from two city facilities to illustrate the impacts of binomial rate designs. The analysis will determine the energy and demand savings that the PV systems are achieving relative to the absence of systems. A financial analysis of PV-system performance under various rate structures is presented. The data revealed that actual demand and energy use benefits of binomial tariffs increase in summer months, when solar resources allow for maximized electricity production. In a binomial tariff system, varying on- and semi-peak times can result in approximately $1,100 change in demand charges per month over not having a PV system in place, an approximate 30% cost savings. The PV systems are also shown to have a 30%-50% reduction in facility energy charges in 2007.

VanGeet, O.; Brown, E.; Blair, T.; McAllister, A.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Integration of Utility Energy Management Technologies into Building Automation Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The challenges with managing peak demand are expected to worsen as de-carbonization, plant retirement, renewable integration, and electric vehicle rollouts unfold. One solution to this problem is in better management of the demand side. This study is focused on commercial buildings, which account for approximately 27% of all electricity used in the United States and have a large impact on demand since much of the consumption falls during business hours, which tend to correspond with peak demand windows. ...

2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Optimal control for linear-rate multi-mode systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Linear-Rate Multi-Mode Systems is a model that can be seen both as a subclass of switched linear systems with imposed global safety constraints and as hybrid automata with no guards on transitions. We study the existence and design of a controller for ...

Dominik Wojtczak

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Applications of Optimal Building Energy System Selection and Operation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Berkeley Lab has been developing the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM) for several years. Given load curves for energy services requirements in a building microgrid (u grid), fuel costs and other economic inputs, and a menu of available technologies, DER-CAM finds the optimum equipment fleet and its optimum operating schedule using a mixed integer linear programming approach. This capability is being applied using a software as a service (SaaS) model. Optimisation problems are set up on a Berkeley Lab server and clients can execute their jobs as needed, typically daily. The evolution of this approach is demonstrated by description of three ongoing projects. The first is a public access web site focused on solar photovoltaic generation and battery viability at large commercial and industrial customer sites. The second is a building CO2 emissions reduction operations problem for a University of California, Davis student dining hall for which potential investments are also considered. And the third, is both a battery selection problem and a rolling operating schedule problem for a large County Jail. Together these examples show that optimization of building u grid design and operation can be effectively achieved using SaaS.

Marnay, Chris; Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; DeForest, Nicholas; Donadee, Jon; Bhattacharya, Prajesh; Lai, Judy

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Ventilation measurements in large office buildings  

SciTech Connect

Ventilation rates were measured in nine office buildings using an automated tracer gas measuring system. The buildings range in size from a two-story federal building with a floor area of about 20,000 ft/sup 2/ (1900 m/sup 2/) to a 26-story office building with a floor area of 700,000 ft/sup 2/ (65,000 m/sup 2/). The ventilation rates were measured for about 100 hours in each building over a range of weather conditions. The results are presented and examined for variation with time and weather. In most cases, the ventilation rate of a building is similar for hot and cold weather. In mild weather, outdoor air is used to cool the building and the ventilation rate increases. In the buildings where infiltration is a significant portion of the total ventilation rate, this total rate exhibits a dependence on weather conditions. The measured ventilation rates are discussed in relation to the outdoor air intake strategy in each building. The ventilation rates are also compared to the design rates in the buildings and ventilation rates based on the ASHRAE Standard 62-81. Some of the buildings are at times operated at lower ventilation rates than recommended in Standard 62-81.

Persily, A.K.; Grot, R.A.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Stability of parallel queueing systems with coupled service rates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper considers a parallel system of queues fed by independent arrival streams, where the service rate of each queue depends on the number of customers in all of the queues. Necessary and sufficient conditions for the stability of the system are derived, based on stochastic monotonicity and marginal drift properties of multiclass birth and death processes. These conditions yield a sharp characterization of stability for systems, where the service rate of each queue is decreasing in the number of customers in other queues, and has uniform limits as the queue lengths tend to infinity. The results are illustrated with applications where the stability region may be nonconvex.

Borst, Sem; Leskelä, Lasse; 10.1007/s10626-007-0021-4

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Integrated Energy Systems (IES) for Buildings: A Market Assessment(LeMar  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Integrated Energy Systems (IES) for Buildings: A Market Assessment(LeMar Integrated Energy Systems (IES) for Buildings: A Market Assessment(LeMar 2002) Home > Groups > Energy Systems Integration Qinsun's picture Submitted by Qinsun(35) Member 15 November, 2012 - 13:05 Literature Review The author analyzed the market of combine heat and power in commercial buildings. The paper provided the market size of CHP. It analyzed the reduction of emission, energy and cost by 2020. It discussed barrier, market power and impact. It is a good market analysis proach. However, it only considered existing CHP techniques in Commercial buildings. Groups: Energy Systems Integration Login to post comments Latest documents Qinsun Research topics related to ESI Posted: 15 Nov 2012 - 13:55 by Qinsun Qinsun Prospects for Nuclear Power(Davis 2012) Posted: 15 Nov 2012 - 13:36 by Qinsun

366

Object lessons learned from a distributed system for remote building monitoring and operation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we describe our experiences with the design, the deployment, and the initial operation of a distributed system for the remote monitoring and operation of multiple heterogeneous commercial buildings across the Internet from a single control ...

Frank Olken; Hans-Arno Jacobsen; Chuck McParland; Mary Ann Piette; Mary F. Anderson

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Building the DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) ( 7th Annual SFAF Meeting, 2012)  

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Tom Brettin on "Building the DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase)" at the 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Brettin, Tom [Oak Ridge National Laboratory

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

HPCBSHigh Performance Commercial Building Systems Mary Ann Piette and Satkartar Kinney,  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

information systems, building maintenance management systems, and energy efficiency. Energy efficiency policy of the technology platform, BAS protocols, and a description of the computerized maintenance management systems. We and lighting controls with a centralized maintenance management system (both for asset tracking and management

369

A solid oxide fuel cell system for buildings Florian Zink a,*, Yixin Lu b  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

online 7 November 2006 Abstract This paper examines an integrated solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) absorption heating and cooling system used for buildings. The inte- grated system can provide heating/cooling and of a pre-commercial SOFC system and a commercial LiBr absorption system, is performed. In the case study

370

The integration of water loop heat pump and building structural thermal storage systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Many commercial buildings need heat in one part and, at the same time, cooling in another part. Even more common is the need for heating during one part of the day and cooling during another in the same spaces. If that energy could be shifted or stored for later use, significant energy might be saved. If a building's heating and cooling subsystems could be integrated with the building's structural mass and used to collect, store, and deliver energy, the energy might be save cost-effectively. To explore this opportunity, researchers at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) examined the thermal interactions between the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system and the structure of a commercial building. Computer models were developed to simulate the interactions in an existing building located in Seattle, Washington, to determine how these building subsystems could be integrated to improve energy efficiency. The HVAC subsystems in the existing building were modeled. These subsystems consist of decentralized water-source heat pumps (WSHP) in a closed water loop, connected to cooling towers for heat rejection during cooling mode and boilers to augment heating. An initial base case'' computer model of the Seattle building, as-built, was developed. Metered data available for the building were used to calibrate this model to ensure that the analysis would provide information that closely reflected the operation of a real building. The HVAC system and building structure were integrated in the model using the concrete floor slabs as thermal storage media. The slabs may be actively charged during off-peak periods with the chilled water in the loop and then either actively or passively discharged into the conditioned space during peak periods. 21 refs., 37 figs., 17 tabs.

Marseille, T.J.; Schliesing, J.S.

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

The integration of water loop heat pump and building structural thermal storage systems  

SciTech Connect

Many commercial buildings need heat in one part and, at the same time, cooling in another part. Even more common is the need for heating during one part of the day and cooling during another in the same spaces. If that energy could be shifted or stored for later use, significant energy might be saved. If a building's heating and cooling subsystems could be integrated with the building's structural mass and used to collect, store, and deliver energy, the energy might be save cost-effectively. To explore this opportunity, researchers at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) examined the thermal interactions between the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system and the structure of a commercial building. Computer models were developed to simulate the interactions in an existing building located in Seattle, Washington, to determine how these building subsystems could be integrated to improve energy efficiency. The HVAC subsystems in the existing building were modeled. These subsystems consist of decentralized water-source heat pumps (WSHP) in a closed water loop, connected to cooling towers for heat rejection during cooling mode and boilers to augment heating. An initial base case'' computer model of the Seattle building, as-built, was developed. Metered data available for the building were used to calibrate this model to ensure that the analysis would provide information that closely reflected the operation of a real building. The HVAC system and building structure were integrated in the model using the concrete floor slabs as thermal storage media. The slabs may be actively charged during off-peak periods with the chilled water in the loop and then either actively or passively discharged into the conditioned space during peak periods. 21 refs., 37 figs., 17 tabs.

Marseille, T.J.; Schliesing, J.S.

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

A critical analysis on the effectiveness of energy performance assessment for green building labelling scheme in Hong Kong.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

???Green building labelling system is widely accepted worldwide for benchmarking the environmental performance of buildings, which provides ratings and labels to indicate the achievement of… (more)

Leu, Ching Yin (???)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Development of Energy Consumption Database Management System of Existing Large Public Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The statistic data of energy consumption are the base of analyzing energy consumption. The scientific management method of energy consumption data and the development of database management system plays an important role in building energy conservation. At present, the large public buildings have been the emphasis of building energy conservation in China. The functions and the basic construction of energy consumption database management system (ECDBMS) for large public buildings are introduced. The ECDBMS is developed by using SQL Server 2000 as the database and PowerBuilder10.0 as the developing tool. It includes five parts such as the basic information of public buildings, the designing parameters of energy-consuming equipments, the operational parameters of energy-consuming equipments, the electric and fuel consumption of buildings, the evaluation of energy efficiency for equipments. The energy consumption database can be accumulated and some functions can be realized by using this database such as the management of building designing parameters and energy consumption data, the evaluation and analysis of building energy consumption.

Li, Y.; Zhang, J.; Sun, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Study of thermosiphon and radiant panel passive heating systems for metal buildings  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A study of passive-heating systems appropriate for use on metal buildings is being conducted at Los Alamos National Laboratory for the Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory, Port Hueneme, California. The systems selected for study were chosen on the basis of their appropriateness for retrofit applications, although they are also suitable for new construction: simple radiant panels that communicate directly with the building interior and a backflow thermosiphon that provides heat indirectly.

Biehl, F.A.; Schnurr, N.M.; Wray, W.O.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Development of 20 IEER Rooftop Units System Modeling and Building Energy Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Based on detailed steady-state system and component modeling, we developed a rooftop unit system design, which is able to achieve IEER (Integrated Energy Efficiency Ratio) higher than 20. We modeled fin-&-tube and micro-channel heat exchangers using segment-to-segment approach, and use AHRI 10-coefficient compressor map to simulate compressor performance. The system modeling is based on a component-based modeling approach, which facilitates flexible simulation of complicated system configurations. Starting with a baseline system having IEER of 16.6, we extensively investigated numerous technical options, i.e. varying compressor sizes, heat exchanger fin densities, fin-&-tube or micro-channel heat exchanger, suction line heat exchanger, desiccant wheel, tandem compressor, variable-speed compressor, and condenser evaporative pre-cooling; and developed an innovative system configuration combining a tandem compression system with a variable-speed compression system. The combined system can achieve high IEER as well as process the outdoor ventilation air over an extensive range. We successfully evaluated the design concept for a 20-ton (70.4 kW) unit as well as a 10-ton (35.2 kW) unit. All the selected components are readily accessible on the market, and we validated the performance predictions against existing Rooftop Unit (RTU) products at the rating condition. This paper illustrates a potentially cost-effective high IEER RTU design. In addtion, we conducted extensive building energy simulations using EnergyPlus to predict seasonal energy saving potentials and peak power reductions using the High IEER RTU in sixteen US cities, in comparison to a RTU with a minimum efficiency.

Shen, Bo [ORNL; Rice, C Keith [ORNL; Vineyard, Edward [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

A building’s refurbishment knowledge and device based decision support system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The integration of knowledge-based, devices-based and decision support systems have a very promising future in scientific research. The authors of this paper participated in the project Framework 6, ‘Bringing Retrofit Innovation to the Application ...

Edmundas Zavadskas; Arturas Kaklauskas; Povilas Vainiunas; Ruta Dubakiene; Andrius Gulbinas; Mindaugas Krutinis; Petras Cyras; Liudas Rimkus

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Revised noise criteria for design and rating of HVAC systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper reviews current methods of rating the noise produced by HVAC systems and explains why these ratings fail to be correlated with subjective opinion in many cases. An entirely new method of assigning noise ratings is proposed which is expected to provide a significantly better correlation between objective measurements and subjective response. The proposed new rating method makes use of a revised set of noise criterion curves (RC curves) which appeared for the first time in Chap. 35 of the 1980 Systems Volume of the ASHRAE Handbook. This paper also discusses the technical considerations leading to the development of the RC curves as a replacement for the NC curves which have been used in the past.

Warren E. Blazier Jr.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

User’s Guide for Getter Rate Test System  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This User’s Guide describes the operation and maintenance of the Getter Rate Test System, including the mechanical equipment, instrumentation, and datalogger/computer components. The Getter Rate Test System includes equipment and instrumentation to conduct two getter rate tests simultaneously. The mechanical equipment comprises roughing and high-vacuum pumps, heated test chambers, standard hydrogen leaks, and associated piping and valves. Instrumentation includes thermocouples, pressure (vacuum) transducers, panel displays, analog-to-digital signal converter, and associated wiring. The datalogger/computer is a stand-alone computer with installed software to allow the user to record data input from the pressure transducers to data files and to calculate the getter rate from the data in an Excel® spreadsheet.

Elmore, Monte R.

2007-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

379

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

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

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

380

The performance of UVGI Systems and its Limitation in Building Applications  

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The performance of UVGI Systems and its Limitation in Building Applications The performance of UVGI Systems and its Limitation in Building Applications Speaker(s): Minki Sung Date: August 20, 2010 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: William Fisk One of the main concerns for healthcare building design is how to prevent the dispersion of airborne infectious diseases such as tuberculosis. Moreover, it is suspected that fungi and bacteria growing in air handling units (AHUs) can also cause respiratory diseases in building occupants. Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) systems have been known to have an apparent germicidal effect on infectious microbes and have been considered as a possible countermeasure. In this presentation, some results achieved from a series of laboratory and field experiments and numerical

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381

Development of a Model Specification for Performance MonitoringSystems for Commercial Buildings  

SciTech Connect

The paper describes the development of a model specification for performance monitoring systems for commercial buildings. The specification focuses on four key aspects of performance monitoring: (1) performance metrics; (2) measurement system requirements; (3) data acquisition and archiving; and (4) data visualization and reporting. The aim is to assist building owners in specifying the extensions to their control systems that are required to provide building operators with the information needed to operate their buildings more efficiently and to provide automated diagnostic tools with the information required to detect and diagnose faults and problems that degrade energy performance. The paper reviews the potential benefits of performance monitoring, describes the specification guide and discusses briefly the ways in which it could be implemented. A prototype advanced visualization tool is also described, along with its application to performance monitoring. The paper concludes with a description of the ways in which the specification and the visualization tool are being disseminated and deployed.

Haves, Philip; Hitchcock, Robert J.; Gillespie, Kenneth L.; Brook, Martha; Shockman, Christine; Deringer, Joseph J.; Kinney,Kristopher L.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

High removal rate laser-based coating removal system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A compact laser system is disclosed that removes surface coatings (such as paint, dirt, etc.) at a removal rate as high as 1,000 ft{sup 2}/hr or more without damaging the surface. A high repetition rate laser with multiple amplification passes propagating through at least one optical amplifier is used, along with a delivery system consisting of a telescoping and articulating tube which also contains an evacuation system for simultaneously sweeping up the debris produced in the process. The amplified beam can be converted to an output beam by passively switching the polarization of at least one amplified beam. The system also has a personal safety system which protects against accidental exposures.

Matthews, D.L.; Celliers, P.M.; Hackel, L.; Da Silva, L.B.; Dane, C.B.; Mrowka, S.

1999-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

383

Integrated Energy Systems (IES) for Buildings: A Market Assessment...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

topics related to ESI Prospects for Nuclear Power(Davis 2012) A Framework for the Optimization of Integrated Energy Systems(Jain and Alleyne 2012) Energy System...

384

Insulation as a Part of the Building System If you are designing and constructing a house, a  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Insulation as a Part of the Building System If you are designing and constructing a house, a whole as how to calculate the R-value of the insulation in relation to the other building components's design. A whole- house systems approach considers the interaction between you, your building site, your

385

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: HAP System Design Load  

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HAP System Design Load HAP System Design Load HAP System Design Load logo. Provides the load estimating and system design features found in its popular cousin � Carrier�s Hourly Analysis Program (HAP). By focusing on system design features, the HAP System Design Load program serves as a simpler, more efficient tool for those users only interested in system design; energy simulation features are omitted. Like the HAP program, HAP System Design Load provides the ease of use of a Windows-based graphical user interface and the computing power of modern 32-bit software. HAP System Design Load uses a system-based approach to HVAC load estimating. This approach tailors sizing procedures and results to the specific type of system being considered. A wide variety of equipment types

386

Safety of Building Occupants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... systems have evolved in response to specific ... behavior, needs of emergency responders, or ... behavior during building emergencies, the Building ...

2013-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

387

Building and Fire Publications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... systems; surface temperature; deflection; insulation; thermometers; structural ... effects of fires in buildings, for use ... the analysis of building response to ...

388

An Application of State-Of-The-Art HVAC and Building Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This case study describes the successful application of state-of-the-art HVAC and building systems at a large commercial office and industrial facility. The facility's exterior envelope systems, HVAC systems, lighting systems, energy conservation systems, exhaust/heat recovery/make-up air systems, water cooling systems, compressed air systems, electrical distribution systems, water heating systems, and other systems and measures taken are each discussed in detail. The important role that energy engineering played in the overall planning, design, and management of the project is given particular emphasis. Also, the engineering strategies used to integrate energy efficiency, performance optimization, current technology, and cost effectiveness are underscored throughout.

Fiorino, D. P.

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Building for social translucence: a domain analysis and prototype system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The relationships and work that facilitate content creation in large online contributor system are not always visible. Social translucence is a stance toward the design of systems that allows users to better understand collaborative system participation ... Keywords: social translucence, system architecture, wikipedia

David W. McDonald; Stephanie Gokhman; Mark Zachry

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Integrated Building Energy Systems Design Considering Storage Technologies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Emerging Applications” Sandia National Laboratory, SAND2001-Impact on PV System Design“, Sandia National Laboratories.

Stadler, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Growth Rates of Global Energy Systems and Future Outlooks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The world is interconnected and powered by a number of global energy systems using fossil, nuclear, or renewable energy. This study reviews historical time series of energy production and growth for various energy sources. It compiles a theoretical and empirical foundation for understanding the behaviour underlying global energy systems' growth. The most extreme growth rates are found in fossil fuels. The presence of scaling behaviour, i.e. proportionality between growth rate and size, is established. The findings are used to investigate the consistency of several long-range scenarios expecting rapid growth for future energy systems. The validity of such projections is questioned, based on past experience. Finally, it is found that even if new energy systems undergo a rapid 'oil boom'-development-i.e. they mimic the most extreme historical events-their contribution to global energy supply by 2050 will be marginal.

Hoeoek, Mikael, E-mail: Mikael.Hook@fysast.uu.se [Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Global Energy Systems (Sweden); Li, Junchen [China University of Petroleum-Beijing, School of Business Administration (China); Johansson, Kersti [Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Global Energy Systems (Sweden); Snowden, Simon [University of Liverpool, Management School (United Kingdom)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

392

Web-based energy information systems for large commercial buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Summary: Benchmark: Sub metering: Real-time: DRP bidding:interval meters, EMCS, and sub-metering, as described below.Sub DRP Real Remote Rate Summary download profile marking metering

Motegi, Naoya; Piette, Mary Ann

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Continuous Energy Management of the HVAC&R System in an Office Building System Operation and Energy Consumption for the Eight Years after Building Completion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The authors continuously studied the energy consumption of a heating, ventilating, air- conditioning and refrigerating (HVAC&R) system in an office for the operation of the system in terms of its expected performance. A fault in the system control setting was detected, and the system performance improved significantly as a result of correcting the fault. Recently, however, problematic issues, such as the malfunction of chillers and deteriorated performance of the heat exchangers, have emerged, resulting in the degradation of overall system performance. This paper describes (a) changes in the energy consumption of the building over a period of eight years during which the HVAC&R system was operated, and (b) problematic issues that arose during system operation in order to identify the energy-saving effects of the system found when energy management of the building is continuously practiced. In this HVAC&R system, about 25% of electric power consumption for wintertime could be saved by checking the system operation during the first two years. After that, the electric power consumption gradually increased due to the system deterioration until 2004, but it decreased again by properly dealing with the problems.

Akashi, Y.; Shinozaki, M.; Kusuda, R.; Ito, S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Apparatus for mounting photovoltaic power generating systems on buildings  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Rectangular photovoltaic (PV) modules are mounted on a building roof by mounting stands that are distributed in rows and columns. Each stand comprises a base plate and first and second different height brackets attached to opposite ends of the base plate. Each first and second bracket comprises two module-support members. One end of each module is pivotally attached to and supported by a first module-support member of a first bracket and a second module-support member of another first bracket. At its other end each module rests on but is connected by flexible tethers to module-support members of two different second brackets. The tethers are sized to allow the modules to pivot up away from the module-support members on which they rest to a substantially horizontal position in response to wind uplift forces.

Russell, Miles C. (Lincoln, MA)

2009-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

395

Building and Fire Publications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Results discussed include whole building air change rates, energy consumption and contaminant concentrations. The ...

396

Impact of Different Glazing Systems on Cooling Load of a Detached Residential Building at Bhubaneswar, India  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

For detached residential buildings located in the tropics, it is more challenging and difficult to deal with the space cooling load due to hot and humid climates. In this paper, daily and monthly computer simulations of solar heat gain and cooling load for a detached residential building are carried out using Design Builder software. Different glazing systems ranging from single glazed clear glass to double glaze with electro chromic reflective colored have been analyzed in terms of their impact on solar heat gain and cooling load. The simulation results show reductions in solar heat gain, cooling load and better thermal comfort can be achieved using proper glazing systems for a specific orientation of the building. The significance of these results stems from the fact that they are obtained under local weather conditions, a matter of importance to building architects, designers, contractors, and builders as well as air conditioning equipment manufacturers.

Sahoo, P. K.; Sahoo, R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Escape Rates of the Hénon-Heiles System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A particle in the H\\'enon-Heiles potential can escape when its energy is above the threshold value $E_{th}={1/6}$. We report a theoretical study on the the escape rates near threshold. We derived an analytic formula for the escape rate as a function of energy by exploring the property of chaos. We also simulated the escaping process by following the motions of a large number of particles. Two algorithms are employed to solve the equations of motion. One is the Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg method, and another is a recently proposed fourth order symplectic method. Our simulations show the escape of H$\\mathrm{\\acute{e}}$non-Heiles system follows exponential laws. We extracted the escape rates from the time dependence of particle numbers in the H$\\mathrm{\\acute{e}}$non-Heiles potential. The extracted escape rates agree with the analytic result.

H. J. Zhao; M. L. Du

2007-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

398

Behavior of the Escape Rate Function in Hyperbolic Dynamical Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

For a fixed initial reference measure, we study the dependence of the escape rate on the hole for a smooth or piecewise smooth hyperbolic map. First, we prove the existence and Holder continuity of the escape rate for systems with small holes admitting Young towers. Then we consider general holes for Anosov diffeomorphisms, without size or Markovian restrictions. We prove bounds on the upper and lower escape rates using the notion of pressure on the survivor set and show that a variational principle holds under generic conditions. However, we also show that the escape rate function forms a devil's staircase with jumps along sequences of regular holes and present examples to elucidate some of the difficulties involved in formulating a general theory.

Mark Demers; Paul Wright

2011-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

399

Design considerations for high-data-rate chip interconnect systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Over the past decade, data rates for electrical interconnects in interchip communications systems have experienced a dramatic increase from <1 Gb/s to 10 Gb/s and beyond to keep up with ever increasing demands for more I/O bandwidth from modern high-capacity ...

Troy Beukema

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Documenting performance metrics in a building life-cycle information system  

SciTech Connect

In order to produce a new generation of green buildings, it will be necessary to clearly identify their performance requirements, and to assure that these requirements are met. A long-term goal is to provide building decision-makers with the information and tools needed to cost-effectively assure the desired performance of buildings, as specified by stakeholders, across the complete life cycle of a building project. A key element required in achieving this goal is a method for explicitly documenting the building performance objectives that are of importance to stakeholders. Such a method should clearly define each objective (e.g., cost, energy use, and comfort) and its desired level of performance. This information is intended to provide quantitative benchmarks useful in evaluating alternative design solutions, commissioning the newly constructed building, and tracking and maintaining the actual performance of the occupied building over time. These quantitative benchmarks are referred to as performance metrics, and they are a principal element of information captured in the Building Life-cycle Information System (BLISS). An initial implementation of BLISS is based on the International Alliance for Interoperability`s (IAI) Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), an evolving data model under development by a variety of architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry firms and organizations. Within BLISS, the IFC data model has been extended to include performance metrics and a structure for archiving changing versions of the building information over time. This paper defines performance metrics, discusses the manner in which BLISS is envisioned to support a variety of activities related to assuring the desired performance of a building across its life cycle, and describes a performance metric tracking tool, called Metracker, that is based on BLISS.

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

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: AEPS System Planning  

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AEPS System Planning AEPS System Planning ASC logo The Alternative Energy Product Suite (AEPS) System Planning tool is a software application for the design, modeling, and simulation of electrical power systems with an emphasis on renewable energy sources (solar, wind, and hydro). The application calculates power generation, consumption, and storage for modeled systems. Power and cost data can be analyzed to optimize the modeled system based on user objectives and priorities. The Modeling capability supports graphically constructing an electrical power/alternative energy system consisting of site, generation, storage, and load components, including electrical conversion and control hardware. Models can support on-grid and off-grid systems. The Simulation capability generates, consumes, and uses grid and

402

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

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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

403

High Performance Commercial Building Systems Clifford C. Federspiel, Luis Villafana  

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for energy and maintenance management. It uses a common database system for all components and an open of California, Berkeley 2 School of Information Management and Systems, University of California, Berkeley ABSTRACT In this paper, we describe the design of a user interface for energy and maintenance systems

404

High Performance Commercial Building Systems California Energy Commission  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

double- skin facade systems. These window strategies involve balancing daylighting and solar heat gains or interior shading systems combined with daylighting controls to re- duce cooling and lighting loads. 1 Systems with Daylighting Controls With Venetian blinds, the modes of operation include tilt angle

405

Analysis of advanced solar hybrid desiccant cooling systems for buildings  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes an assessment of the energy savings possible from developing hybrid desiccant/vapor-compression air conditioning systems. Recent advances in dehumidifier design for solar desiccant cooling systems have resulted in a dehumidifier with a low pressure drop and high efficiency in heat and mass transfer. A recent study on hybrid desiccant/vapor compression systems showed a 30%-80% savings in resource energy when compared with the best conventional systems with vapor compression. A system consisting of a dehumidifier with vapor compression subsystems in series was found to be the simplest and best overall performer.

Schlepp, D.; Schultz, K.

1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

IZ-CON: an intelligent zone controller for building systems operation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper describes the concept of an intelligent zone controller (IZ-CON) for integrated operation of building systems. IZ-CON is intended to deploy a predictive control methodology with embedded simulation capability. Thereby, the scalability problem of predictive simulation-assisted control method toward accommodating large and complex buildings is addressed. Moreover, the IZ-CON is inspired by a specific approach to building's control scheme involving the division of the target building into a number of well-formed sub-domains. Toward this end, a generative scheme for representation of buildings' systems control architecture is developed that allows for a structured distribution of systems' control logic. The scheme is cogently derived from a limited set of initial relationships between two entity layers. The first entity layer comprises of building zones subject to environmental control actions. The second layer comprises of technical devices responsible for control functionality. The entire control scheme - including the IZ-CON nodes - is derived in an automated fashion based on the relationships between the above two layers.

Mahdavi, A.; Schub, M.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

RATES  

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Marketing > RATES Marketing > RATES RATES Current Rates Past Rates 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Rates Schedules Power CV-F13 CPP-2 Transmissions CV-T3 CV-NWT5 PACI-T3 COTP-T3 CV-TPT7 CV-UUP1 Ancillary CV-RFS4 CV-SPR4 CV-SUR4 CV-EID4 CV-GID1 Future and Other Rates SNR Variable Resource Scheduling Charge FY12-FY16 (October 1, 2012) SNR Rates Process Calendar (PDF - 171K) Procedures Informal Process Transmission Action Items List (PDF - 144K) Power Action Item List updated on 4-27-10 (PDF - 155K) Power Action Item List (Quick links to relevant documents) Formal Process Rates Brochure (01/11/2011) (PDF - 900K) Appendix A - Federal Register Notice (01/03/2011) (PDF - 8000K) Appendix B - Central Valley Project Power Repayment Study (PDF - 22,322K) Appendix C - Development of the CVP Cost of Service Study (PDF - 2038K)

408

RATES  

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Planning & Projects Planning & Projects Power Marketing Rates You are here: SN Home page > Power Marketing > RATES Rates and Repayment Services Rates Current Rates Power Revenue Requirement Worksheet (FY 2014) (Oct 2013 - Sep 2014) (PDF - 30K) PRR Notification Letter (Sep 27, 2013) (PDF - 959K) FY 2012 FP% True-Up Calculations(PDF - 387K) Variable Resource Scheduling Charge FY12-FY16 (October 1, 2012) PRR Forecast FY14-FY17 (May 23, 2013) (PDF - 100K) Forecasted Transmission Rates (May 2013) (PDF - 164K) Past Rates 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Historical CVP Transmission Rates (April 2013) (PDF - 287K) Rate Schedules Power - CV-F13 - CPP-2 Transmission - CV-T3 - CV-NWT5 - PACI-T3 - COTP-T3 - CV-TPT7 - CV-UUP1 Ancillary - CV-RFS4 - CV-SPR4 - CV-SUR4 - CV-EID4 - CV-GID1 Federal Register Notices - CVP, COTP and PACI

409

Impacts of time-of-use rates on the optimal sizing and operation of cogeneration systems  

SciTech Connect

For customers with a cogeneration system (CGS), a mixed-integer programming and nonlinear programming model is used to examine effects of time-of-use (TOU) rates on the optimal operation of the constituent equipment as well as the optimal sizing. Three customers are selected for case studies: a hotel, a hospital, and an office building. Effects of an on-peak/off-peak energy charge ratio on purchased power share in the total electricity demand are saturated at the ratio of 5. As the energy charge ratio is raised, cheaper off-peak power substitutes for city gas and the operating cost decreases. The responses of the hotel and the hospital are similar. The simulation results included in this paper indicate that properly designed TOU rates can provide commercial customers an incentive to operate a CGS with an appropriate mix of the self-generation and commercial power.

Asano, H.; Sagai, S.; Imamura, E. (Central Research Inst. of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (Japan)); Ito, K.; Yokoyama, R. (Osaka Prefectural Univ., Sakai (Japan))

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Case Study of Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Systems at University of Wisconsin's Mary Ann Cofrin Hall  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is a case study of two state-of-the-art building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems located at Mary Ann Cofrin Hall on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Green Bay, Wisconsin. With a combined capacity of roughly 18.2 kWac, the two systems produce renewable pollution-free energy, help to support the building's electrical load, and reduce loading on the Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) distribution system serving the campus. The photovoltaic (PV) installation was a joint effort of W...

2003-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

411

The integration of water loop heat pump and building structural thermal storage systems  

SciTech Connect

Commercial buildings often have extensive periods where one space needs cooling and another heating. Even more common is the need for heating during one part of the day and cooling during another in the same spaces. If a building's heating and cooling system could be integrated with the building's structural mass such that the mass can be used to collect, store, and deliver energy, significant energy might be saved. Computer models were developed to simulate this interaction for an existing office building in Seattle, Washington that has a decentralized water-source heat pump system. Metered data available for the building was used to calibrate a base'' building model (i.e., nonintegrated) prior to simulation of the integrated system. In the simulated integration strategy a secondary water loop was manifolded to the main HVAC hydronic loop. tubing in this loop was embedded in the building's concrete floor slabs. Water was routed to this loop by a controller to charge or discharge thermal energy to and from the slabs. The slabs were also in thermal communication with the conditioned spaces. Parametric studies of the building model, using weather data for five other cities in addition to Seattle, predicted that energy can be saved on cooling dominated days. On hot, dry days and during the night the cooling tower can beneficially be used as a free cooling'' source for thermally charging'' the floor slabs using cooled water. Through the development of an adaptive/predictive control strategy, annual HVAC energy savings as large as 30% appear to be possible in certain climates. 8 refs., 13 figs.

Marseille, T.J.; Schliesing, J.S.

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Developing integrated envelop and lighting systems for commercial buildings  

SciTech Connect

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

413

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: AEPS System Planning  

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Users New application with fewer than 500 users worldwide. Audience Alternative energy (solar, wind, hydro) system dealers, designers, installers, consultants, and contractors....

414

Innovative Systems for Solar Air Conditioning of Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Solar air conditioning is an attractive technology to achieve comfortable room conditions, especially in hot and sunny climates. In particular air conditioning systems based on sorption technologies offer several advantages as they can be designed for a high efficient utilization of solar thermal energy. To show the today's and near future potential innovative solar cooling and air conditioning systems are discussed which are well adapted to the utilization of solar energy. The system performance of each air conditioning system is evaluated under Abu Dhabi design conditions.

Kessling, W.; Peltzer, M.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Building HVAC Systems  

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Wright, “Condition monitoring in HVAC subsystems using firstmonitoring packaged HVAC equipment. ASHRAE Transactions”,Detection and Diagnosis of HVAC Systems Using Support Vector

Najafi, Massieh

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

A Buildings Module for the Stochastic Energy Deployment System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

that SEDS does not address. Energy history may have turned aEnergy Deployment System (SEDS), which follows in a long history

Marnay, Chris

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Integrated Building Energy Systems Design Considering Storage Technologies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

an average efficiency of 0.5 for solar thermal and 0.13 forefficiency, heat storage, micro-generation systems, photovoltaic, software, solar thermal

Stadler, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Modeling and control of hydronic building HVAC systems.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Energy requirements for heating and cooling of residential, commercial and industrial spaces constitute a major fraction of end use energy consumed. Centralized systems such as… (more)

Chandan, Vikas

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

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

420

Energy Performance Comparison of Heating and Air Conditioning Systems for Multi-Family Residential Buildings  

SciTech Connect

The type of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system has a large impact on the heating and cooling energy consumption in multifamily residential buildings. This paper compares the energy performance of three HVAC systems: a direct expansion (DX) split system, a split air source heat pump (ASHP) system, and a closed-loop water source heat pump (WSHP) system with a boiler and an evaporative fluid cooler as the central heating and cooling source. All three systems use gas furnace for heating or heating backup. The comparison is made in a number of scenarios including different climate conditions, system operation schemes and applicable building codes. It is found that with the minimum code-compliant equipment efficiency, ASHP performs the best among all scenarios except in extremely code climates. WSHP tends to perform better than the split DX system in cold climates but worse in hot climates.

Wang, Weimin; Zhang, Jian; Jiang, Wei; Liu, Bing

2011-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Building a Flexible Energy Management System with LonWorks Control Network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To effectively improve the efficiency of energy supply, quantification is required to determine its significance in our daily lives. Building an energy management system to monitor and acquire information such as energy supply and environmental factors ... Keywords: LonWorks, Control network, Energy management system, Database

Ching-Biau Tzeng; Tzuu-Shaang Wey; Sheng-Hsiung Ma

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Impact of the Variable Refrigerant Volume Air Conditioning System on Building Energy Efficiency  

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The application of the variable refrigerant volume multi-zone air conditioning systems has met with mixed results since the publication of the Design Standard for Energy Efficiency of Public Buildings. This paper analyzes the characteristics of the variable refrigerant volume multi-zone air conditioning system, and discusses the advantages of its application.

Zhu, H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Building Integrated Remote Control Systems for Electronic Boards  

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This paper addresses several aspects of implementing a remote control system for a large number of electronics boards in order to perform remote Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) programming, hardware configuration, data register access, and monitoring, as well as interfacing it to a configuration database and an expert system. The paper presents a common strategy for the representation of the boards in the abstraction layer of the control system, and generic communication protocols for the access to the board resources. In addition, an implementation is proposed in which the mapping between the functional parameters and the physical registers of the different boards is represented by descriptors in the board representation such that the translation can be handled automatically by a generic translation manager. Using the Distributed Information Management (DIM) package for the control communication with the boards, and the industry SCADA system PVSS II from ETM, a complete control system has been built for...

Jacobsson, Richard

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Building Integrated Remote Control Systems for Electronics Boards  

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This paper addresses several aspects of implementing a remote control system for a large number of electronics boards in order to perform remote Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) programming, hardware configuration, data register access, and monitoring, as well as interfacing it to an expert system. The paper presents a common strategy for the representation of the boards in the abstraction layer of the control system, and generic communication protocols for the access to the board resources. In addition, an implementation is proposed in which the mapping between the functional parameters and the physical registers of the different boards is represented by descriptors in the board representation such that the translation can be handled automatically by a generic translation manager. Using the Distributed Information Management (DIM) package for the control communication with the boards, and the industry SCADA system PVSS II from ETM, a complete control system has been built for the Timing and Fast Control ...

Jacobsson, R

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Using Remote Control Systems for the Re-Commissioning of Heating Plants of School Building  

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The objective of this work is to develop a semi-automatic commissioning tool that can be implemented in Remote Control Systems to help building operators test the performance of heating plants in school buildings. The work was carried out with the city of Paris and the tool was adapted to the requirements of end-users who are operating more than 700 schools. This semi-automatic commissioning tool could help to reduce costs and time for commissioning tasks of a large number of buildings. It also helps to improve the commissioning process, to have a whole building functional testing approach and make the commissioning procedure available for different users with different skills. This work was carried out as part of an IEA Annex 40 research project, an international research group focused on energy saving technologies and activities that support their application in practice.

Vaezi-Nejad, H.; Detaille, C.; Jandon, M.; Bruyat, F.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

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

427

Building and Fire Publications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... energy management systems. GSA Guide to Specifying Interoperable Building Automation and Control Systems Using ...

428

Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings in Chicagoland - Second Year of Data Collection  

SciTech Connect

Steam heated buildings often suffer from uneven heating as a result of poor control of the amount of steam entering each radiator. In order to satisfy the heating load to the coldest units, other units are overheated. As a result, some tenants complain of being too hot and open their windows in the middle of winter, while others complain of being too cold and are compelled to use supplemental heat sources. Building on previous research, CNT Energy identified 10 test buildings in Chicago and conducted a study to identify best practices for the methodology, typical costs, and energy savings associated with steam system balancing. A package of common steam balancing measures was assembled and data were collected on the buildings before and after these retrofits were installed to investigate the process, challenges, and the cost effectiveness of improving steam systems through improved venting and control systems. The test buildings that received venting upgrades and new control systems showed 10.2% savings on their natural gas heating load, with a simple payback of 5.1 years. The methodologies for and findings from this study are presented in detail in this report. This report has been updated from a version published in August 2012 to include natural gas usage information from the 2012 heating season and updated natural gas savings calculations.

Choi, J.; Ludwig, P.; Brand, L.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Fire hazard analysis of Rocky Flats Building 776/777 duct systems  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this analysis is to determine if ventilation ductwork in Building 776/777 will maintain their structural integrity during expected fire conditions as well as standard design fires typically used to ascertain fire resistance ratings. If the analysis shows that ductwork will not maintain structural integrity, the impact of this failure will be determined and analyzed, and alternative solutions recommended. Associated with this analysis is the development of a computer fire model which can be used as an engineering tool in analyzing the effect of fires on ductwork in other areas and buildings.

DiNenno, P.J.; Scheffey, J.L.; Gewain, R.G.; Shanley, J.H. Jr. [Hughes Associates, Inc., Wheaton, MD (United States)

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Building an intelligent sensing system: a case study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The conception and development of pervasive systems involve interdisciplinary team work. The team consists of people with different research background. While such a composition is desirable to solve real-world problems, it brings with it also challenges. ...

Waltenegus Dargie; Alexander Schill

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2007-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

432

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2007-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

433

Towards Embedded Wireless-Networked Intelligent Daylighting Systems for Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy efficient office lighting systems can save 40% in electricity consumption in areas that receive significant amounts of daylight. In spite of the savings they can generate, daylighting systems are not widely used in the commercial office building. Barriers prohibiting adoption include high retrofitting costs, and difficulty estimating and maintaining worksurface illuminances. In this paper, an intelligent control framework that utilizes MEMS-based (micro-electro-mechanical systems) ‘Smart Dust motes’ wireless platforms is explored. Due to their small size, they can be placed directly on the worksurface. As a result, illuminance estimation and maintenance is significantly improved. Furthermore, motes functioning as actuators can be interfaced with dimming ballasts without the need to rewire the building, enabling less expensive, less disruptive retrofitting of commercial buildings.

Yao-Jung Wen; et al.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Solar heating system for recreation building at Scattergood School  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This project was initiated in May 1976 and was completed in June 1977. A six-month acceptance-testing period followed during which time a number of minor modifications and corrections were made to improve system performance and versatility. This Final Report describes in considerable detail the solar heating facility and the project involved in its construction. As such, it has both detailed drawings of the completed system and a section that discusses the bottlenecks that were encountered along the way.

Heins, C.F.

1978-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

435

High rate 4. pi. beta. -. gamma. coincidence counting system  

SciTech Connect

A high count rate 4..pi.. ..beta..-..gamma.. coincidence counting system for the determination of absolute disintegration rates of short half-life radionuclides is described. With this system the dead time per pulse is minimized by not stretching any pulses beyond the width necessary to satisfy overlap coincidence requirements. The equations used to correct for the ..beta.., ..gamma.., and coincidence channel dead times and for accidental coincidences are presented but not rigorously developed. Experimental results are presented for a decaying source of /sup 56/Mn initially at 2 x 10/sup 6/ d/s and a set of /sup 60/Co sources of accurately known source strengths varying from 10/sup 3/ to 2 x 10/sup 6/ d/s. A check of the accidental coincidence equation for the case of two independent sources with varying source strengths is presented.

Johnson, L.O.; Gehrke, R.J.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Sustainable Water Resources Management, Volume 2: Green Building Case Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report evaluates how well green building rating systems address sustainable water management practices at the community level by applying three widely used rating systems to three diverse commercial green building projects. The case studies provide insight into the efficacy of green building water management practices and the relative strengths and limitations of rating systems with respect to achieving water sustainability at the community level. The intended audience for this report includes decis...

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

437

Energymaster Desiccant System Application to Light Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Desiccant cooling systems offer unique advantages over conventional equipment in certain applications. AskCorp's Energymaster unit has been applied in several commercial situations where these advantages are most significant. The magnitude of operating cost savings and improved control is greatest in humid climates where both ambient enthalpy levels and space latent loads are highest.

Blanpied, M. C.; Coellner, J. A.; Macintosh, D. S.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Building flexible manufacturing systems based on peer-its  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Peer-to-peer computing principles have started to pervade into mechanical control systems, inducing a paradigm shift from centralized to autonomic control. We have developed a self-contained, miniaturized, universal and scalable peer-to-peer based hardware-software ...

A. Ferscha; M. Hechinger; M. dos Santos Rocha; R. Mayrhofer; A. Zeidler; A. Riener; M. Franz

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Fuzzy Linguistic Knowledge Based Behavior Extraction for Building Energy Management Systems  

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Significant portion of world energy production is consumed by building Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) units. Thus along with occupant comfort, energy efficiency is also an important factor in HVAC control. Modern buildings use advanced Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) control schemes to realize these goals. However, since the performance of HVAC units is dependent on many criteria including uncertainties in weather, number of occupants, and thermal state, the performance of current state of the art systems are sub-optimal. Furthermore, because of the large number of sensors in buildings, and the high frequency of data collection, large amount of information is available. Therefore, important behavior of buildings that compromise energy efficiency or occupant comfort is difficult to identify. This paper presents an easy to use and understandable framework for identifying such behavior. The presented framework uses human understandable knowledge-base to extract important behavior of buildings and present it to users via a graphical user interface. The presented framework was tested on a building in the Pacific Northwest and was shown to be able to identify important behavior that relates to energy efficiency and occupant comfort.

Dumidu Wijayasekara; Milos Manic

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measure Guideline: Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings  

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This report was written as a resource for professionals involved in multifamily audits, retrofit delivery, and program design, as well as for building owners and contractors. It is intended to serve as a guide for those looking to evaluate and improve the efficiency and operation of one-pipe steam heating systems. In centrally heated multifamily buildings with steam or hydronic systems, the cost of heat for tenants is typically absorbed into the owner's operating costs. Highly variable and rising energy costs have placed a heavy burden on landlords. In the absence of well-designed and relevant efficiency efforts, increased operating costs would be passed on to tenants who often cannot afford those increases. Misinvestment is a common problem with older heating systems -- multiple contractors may inadequately or inappropriately upgrade parts of systems and reduce system functionality and efficiency, or the system has not been properly maintained.

Choi, J.; Ludwig, P.; Brand, L.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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www.elsevier.com/locate/enconman A solid oxide fuel cell system for buildings  

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This paper examines an integrated solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) absorption heating and cooling system used for buildings. The integrated system can provide heating/cooling and/or hot water for buildings while consuming natural gas. The aim of this study is to give an overall description of the system. The possibility of such an integrated system is discussed and the configuration of the system is described. A system model is presented, and a specific case study of the system, which consists of a pre-commercial SOFC system and a commercial LiBr absorption system, is performed. In the case study, the detailed configuration of an integrated system is given, and the heat and mass balance and system performance are obtained through numerical calculation. Based on the case study, some considerations with respect to system component selection, system configuration and design are discussed. Additionally, the economic and environmental issues of this specific system are evaluated briefly. The results show that the combined system demonstrates great advantages in both technical and environmental aspects. With the present development trends in solid oxide fuel cells and the commercial status of absorption heating and cooling systems, it is very likely that such a combined system will become increasingly feasible within the following decade.

Florian Zink A; Yixin Lu B; Laura Schaefer C

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Build, Own, Operate and Maintain (BOOM) Boiler Systems  

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"Overview: The article addresses the growing trend in outsourcing boiler equipment, installation, operation, maintenance and ownership by large corporations, colleges and universities. Issues: To remain competitive and provide for growth, corporations and not-for-profit (NFP) organizations have changed the way they look at their energy systems: • They are only allocating capital to ""core"" assets. In most cases, thennal, electric and air energy systems are not considered ""core"" assets resulting in the need to find ""other"" solutions to providing the needed energy. • Reduced staffing has resulted in fewer experienced and knowledgeable boiler operating and maintenance personnel. • Fluctuating energy costs make it difficult to accurately plan and budget. • Constantly changing emissions standards and regulations add operational cost burdens. Objective: Find a solution to these pressures that does not require capital investment."

Henry, T.

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Methodology for adapting rigorous simulation programs to supervisory control of building HVAC&R systems: simulation, calibration and optimization.  

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??In this thesis, general and systematic methodologies were developed for simulating, calibrating and optimal control of building energy system. Based on investigation of two popular… (more)

Sun, Jian

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Economic analysis of the daylight-linked lighting control system in office buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this study is to perform an economic analysis of the daylight-linked automatic on/off lighting control system installed for the purpose of energy savings in office buildings. For this, a building was chosen as a typical example, and the energy cost was calculated by using the daylight and building energy analysis simulation. When the lighting control was utilized, an economic analysis was performed using a payback period that was calculated by comparing the initial cost of installing the lighting control system with the annual energy cost which was reduced thanks to the application of the lighting control. The results showed that the lighting energy consumption, when the lighting control was applied, was reduced by an average of 30.5% compared with the case that there was not lighting control applied. Also, the result for total energy consumption showed that, when lighting control was applied, this was reduced by 8.5% when the glazing ratio was 100%, 8.2% for 80%, and 7.6% for 60% when compared to non-application. The payback period was analyzed in terms of the number of floors in a building; 10 floors, 20 floors, 30 floors, and 40 floors. Hence, the building with 40 floors and glazing ratio 100% resulted in the shortest payback period of 8.8 years, the building with 10 floors and glazing ratio 60% resulted in the longest period of 12.7 years. In other words, the larger the glazing ratio and the number of building floors are, the shorter the payback period is. (author)

Yang, In-Ho; Nam, Eun-Ji [Department of Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, Dongguk University, 26-3, Pil-dong, Chung-gu, Seoul 100-715 (Korea)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

445

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

446

Methodology for Estimating Solar Potential on Multiple Building Rooftops for Photovoltaic Systems  

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In this paper, a methodology for estimating solar potential on multiple building rooftops is presented. The objective of this methodology is to estimate the daily or monthly solar radiation potential on individual buildings in a city/region using Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data and a geographic information system (GIS) approach. Conceptually, the methodology is based on the upward-looking hemispherical viewshed algorithm, but applied using an area-based modeling approach. The methodology considers input parameters, such as surface orientation, shadowing effect, elevation, and atmospheric conditions, that influence solar intensity on the earth s surface. The methodology has been implemented for some 212,000 buildings in Knox County, Tennessee, USA. Based on the results obtained, the methodology seems to be adequate for estimating solar radiation on multiple building rooftops. The use of LiDAR data improves the radiation potential estimates in terms of the model predictive error and the spatial pattern of the model outputs. This methodology could help cities/regions interested in sustainable projects to quickly identify buildings with higher potentials for roof-mounted photovoltaic systems.

Kodysh, Jeffrey B [ORNL; Omitaomu, Olufemi A [ORNL; Bhaduri, Budhendra L [ORNL; Neish, Bradley S [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Building Science Education  

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for technical information on building products, materials, new technologies, business management, and housing systems. DOE's Residential Building Energy Codes - Resource for...

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East Bank District Heating-to-Cooling Conversion Plan Check the date your building's cooling system is scheduled to be on.  

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East Bank District Heating-to-Cooling Conversion Plan Check the date your building's cooling system Coal Storage Building 39 NA Cooke Hall 56 Donhowe Building 044 East Gateway District Steam Distr. 199

Webb, Peter

449

Energy Performance Certificate Non-Domestic Building  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

66 the building is. ... Non-Domestic Building Energy Performance Asset Rating ... This certificate shows the energy rating of this building.

450

A Modelica-based Model Library for Building Energy and Control Systems  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes an open-source library with component models for building energy and control systems that is based on Modelica, an equation-based objectoriented language that is well positioned to become the standard for modeling of dynamic systems in various industrial sectors. The library is currently developed to support computational science and engineering for innovative building energy and control systems. Early applications will include controls design and analysis, rapid prototyping to support innovation of new building systems and the use of models during operation for controls, fault detection and diagnostics. This paper discusses the motivation for selecting an equation-based object-oriented language. It presents the architecture of the library and explains how base models can be used to rapidly implement new models. To demonstrate the capability of analyzing novel energy and control systems, the paper closes with an example where we compare the dynamic performance of a conventional hydronic heating system with thermostatic radiator valves to an innovative heating system. In the new system, instead of a centralized circulation pump, each of the 18 radiators has a pump whose speed is controlled using a room temperature feedback loop, and the temperature of the boiler is controlled based on the speed of the radiator pump. All flows are computed by solving for the pressure distribution in the piping network, and the controls include continuous and discrete time controls.

Wetter, Michael

2009-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

451

Extracting and using building blocks of knowledge in learning classifier systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Human beings have the ability to apply the domain knowledge learned from a smaller problem to more complex problems of the same or a related domain, but currently evolutionary computation techniques lack this ability. Hence these techniques relearn from ... Keywords: building blocks, code fragments, learning classifier systems, pattern recognition, scalability, xcs

Muhammad Iqbal; Will N. Browne; Mengjie Zhang

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

DNA-inspired Scheme for Building the Energy Profile of HPC Systems  

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, published in "E2DC - 1st International Workshop on Energy-Efficient Data Centres - 2011 (2012)" #12;savingDNA-inspired Scheme for Building the Energy Profile of HPC Systems Ghislain Landry Tsafack Chetsa1), University of Toulouse 118 Route de Narbonne, F-31062 Toulouse CEDEX 9, France Abstract. Energy usage

453

Solar heating and cooling of residential buildings: sizing, installation and operation of systems. 1980 edition  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This manual was prepared as a text for a training course on solar heating and cooling of residential buildings. The course and text are directed toward sizing, installation, operation, and maintenance of solar systems for space heating and hot water supply, and solar cooling is treated only briefly. (MHR)

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1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Wi-Fi/ZigBee coexistence for fault-tolerant building automation system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper presents a case study where a building automation system is investigated using two wireless standards, ZigBee and Wi-Fi 802.11b. Since each standard has specific features and advantages, a network incorporating both manifests itself as an optimal ...

Tarek K. Refaat, Mohamed A. Saleh, Ramèz M. Daoud, Hassanein H. Amer, Magdy S. El-Soudani, Magdi S. Moustafa

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Analysis of Innovative HVAC System Technologies and Their Application for Office Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates  

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ABSTRACT Analysis of Innovative HVAC System Technologies and Their Application for Office Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates. (December 2010) Oleksandr Tanskyi, B.S., National Technical University of Ukraine; M.S., National Technical University of Ukraine Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. David E. Claridge Dr. Michael B. Pate The commercial buildings sector in the United States used 18% (17.93 Quads) of the U.S. primary energy in 2006. Office buildings are the largest single energy consumption category in the commercial buildings sector of the United States with annual energy consumption around 1.1 Quads. Traditional approaches used in commercial building designs are not adequate to save energy in both depth and scale. One of the most effective ways to reduce energy consumption is to improve energy performance of HVAC systems. High-performance HVAC systems and components, as well as application of renewable energy sources, were surveyed for buildings in hot and humid climates. An analysis of performance and energy saving potential estimation for selected HVAC systems in hot and humid climates was developed based on energy consumption simulation models in DOE-2.1E. A calibrated energy consumption model of an existing office building located in the hot and humid climate conditions of Texas was developed. Based on this model, the energy saving potential of the building was estimated. In addition, energy consumption simulation models were developed for a new office building, including simulation of energy saving measures that could be achieved with further improvements of HVAC system above the energy conservation codes requirements. The theoretical minimum energy consumption level for the same office building was estimated for the purpose of evaluating the whole building energy efficiency level. The theoretical minimum energy consumption model of the office building was designed to provide the same level of comfort and services to the building occupants as provided in the actual building simulation model. Finally, the energy efficiency of the building that satisfies valid energy conservation codes and the building with an improved HVAC system was estimated based on theoretically minimum energy consumption level. The analysis provided herein can be used for new building practitioners and existing building owners to evaluate energy reduction potential and the performance of innovative technologies such as dedicated outdoor air system, displacement ventilation, improved cooling system efficiency, air source heat pumps and natural gas heat pumps.

Tanskyi, Oleksandr

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Exploring project collaboration systems in the building industry  

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The use of Web-Based-Collaboration-Systems (WBCS) continues to grow as part of information technology development in the Architecture-Engineering-Construction (AEC) industry. WBCS provide different media channels to support collaboration across geographical distributed teams. However, many companies are still hesitant to integrate WBCS. This research provides an understanding of how WBCS are used in practice. Most distinctively, it obtained practice data from several major US architecture firms and examined about 30,000 transactions produced during actual design and planning projects as practicing architects, engineers and consultants used WBCS. The study investigated what information was used and exchanged among participants during the different design stages. This was related to the different media channels of WBCS. The raw project data has been coded and transformed into secondary data through computer-supported content analysis. Based upon categories from previous literature, such as communication, coordination and design theories, the data has been analyzed for sender, receiver, channel and content of information transmitted. The content has been characterized into work tasks, information handling behavior and design activities. Additional interviews with industry professionals produced information that had not been documented through WBCS and that corroborated the analytical findings. The combination of theory, quantitative, and qualitative analysis has been synthesized into a portrait of WBCS usage that was validated through triangulation. The analysis of digital records of design communication from practice through content analysis is a new research methodology in AEC. The evidence supporting design methods theory shows the changes in tasks and information handling in regards to the project phases. It indicates that the most frequent loops of design activity are Evaluation- Analysis-Synthesis and Evaluation-Synthesis-Evaluation. It documents the actual usage of WBCS based on descriptive statistics and Markov models. WBCS was used primarily as a document repository and calendaring tool. The remote team members used it more frequently than centrally located participants. The study shows the limitations of WBCS: none of the verbal communication was captured. More significant, the entire email exchange took place outside the WBCS. WBCS was used very extensively, if the implementation of the system supported the organizational structure and vice versa.

Laepple, Eberhard Sebastian

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Field Measurement of Heating System in a Hotel Building in Harbin  

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Heating energy consumption in winter is an important component of the whole building energy consumption in the severe cold zone in north China. This paper presents a heating water system of a hotel building in Harbin, finishes the testing of its heating energy consumption in winter under operational conditions, and presents an stimation index of the performance of an exchanger, pump and motor. Analysis of device running conditions based on testing data is conducted. Results show that low stream supply temperature and wide-range flow fluctuation mainly lead to unhealthy working conditions of the device and excessive energy consumption, and a corresponding improved method is presented.

Zhao, T.; Zhang, J.; Li, Y.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Web-based energy information systems for energy management and demand response in commercial buildings  

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and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, of theand Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, of theprogram managers and building energy managers by allowing

Motegi, Naoya; Piette, Mary Ann; Kinney, Satkartar; Herter, Karen

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Expert Meeting Report: Exploring the Disconnect Between Rated and Field Performance of Water Heating Systems  

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

Exploring the Disconnect Exploring the Disconnect Between Rated and Field Performance of Water Heating Systems M. Hoeschele and E. Weitzel Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI) May 2013 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, subcontractors, or affiliated partners makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark,

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

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

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Analysis of the Potential Energy Savings for 14 Office Buildings with VAV Systems  

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At the beginning of an existing building commissioning (EBCx)/energy retrofit project, some form of screening is usually applied to determine whether there is sufficient potential for savings to justify a formal EBCx assessment/energy audit. In this study, an improved methodology for potential energy savings estimation from EBCx/retrofit measures, based on Baltazar's methodology (2006), is proposed to perform this type of screening. The improvements are included on optimization parameters, space load calculation, simulation of buildings with multiple types of HVAC systems, AHU shutdown simulation, among others. The improved methodology was used to estimate annual potential energy cost savings for 14 office buildings in Austin, TX with either single duct VAV (SDVAV) systems or dual duct VAV (DDVAV) systems. The estimates are based on very limited information about the buildings and the built-in HVAC systems as well as one year of utility bills. From this analysis, the methodology has predicted an average total potential savings of 36% for SDVAV systems with electric terminal reheat, 22% for SDVAV systems with hot water reheat, and 25% for DDVAV systems. To validate these results, the estimated potential savings are compared with savings proposed in respective EBCx assessment reports. Based on the comparison of the report estimates and the potential savings with the improved methodology, it was found that 'generalized' factors of assessment predicted energy cost savings to estimated potential energy cost savings could be found. The factors identified in these cases were 0.68, 0.66, and 0.61 for each type of system - SDVAV w/electric reheat, SDVAV w/hot water reheat, and DDVAV, respectively.

Claridge, D. E.; Liu, J.; Baltazar, J. C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Solar energy system installed at the North Georgia APDC office building  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Information is provided on the solar energy system installed in the newly constructed office building of the North Georgia Area Planning and Development Commission near downtown Dalton, Georgia. This solar heating, cooling and hot water system supplies 65 to 70% of the cooling demand and 90 to 95% of the heating demand. There are 2,001 square feet of effective Revere collector area, and the absorption chiller is in Arkla model 300 and provides 16 tons of cooling.

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1979-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Advanced Building Efficiency Testbed Initiative/Intelligent Workplace Energy Supply System; ABETI/IWESS  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

ABETI/IWESS is a project carried out by Carnegie Mellon's Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics, the CBPD, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy/EERE, to design, procure, install, operate, and evaluate an energy supply system, an ESS, that will provide power, cooling, heating and ventilation for CBPD's Intelligent Workplace, the IW. The energy sources for this system, the IWESS, are solar radiation and bioDiesel fuel. The components of this overall system are: (1) a solar driven cooling and heating system for the IW comprising solar receivers, an absorption chiller, heat recovery exchanger, and circulation pump; (2) a bioDiesel fueled engine generator with heat recovery exchangers, one on the exhaust to provide steam and the other on the engine coolant to provide heated water; (3) a ventilation system including an enthalpy recovery wheel, an air based heat pump, an active desiccant wheel, and an air circulation fan; and (4) various convective and radiant cooling/heating units and ventilation air diffusers distributed throughout the IW. The goal of the ABETI/IWESS project is to demonstrate an energy supply system for a building space that will provide a healthy, comfortable environment for the occupants and that will reduce the quantity of energy consumed in the operation of a building space by a factor of 2 less than that of a conventional energy supply for power, cooling, heating, and ventilation based on utility power and natural gas fuel for heating.

David Archer; Frederik Betz; Yun Gu; Rong Li; Flore Marion; Sophie Masson; Ming Qu; Viraj Srivastava; Hongxi Yin; Chaoqin Zhai; Rui Zhang; Elisabeth Aslanian; Berangere Lartigue

2008-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

464

Development of a Rating System for a Comparative Accelerated Test Standard (Presentation)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This presentation discusses methods of developing and structuring a useful rating system and communicating the results.

Kurtz, S.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Topic 14. Retrofit and optimal operation of the building energy systems Performances of Low Temperature Radiant Heating Systems  

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panel system are given by its energy (the consumption of gas for heating, electricity for pumps for residential buildings are increasingly used. According to some studies, this figure exceeds 50% (Kilkis et al of new calculation methods. However, in terms of heat transfer modelling, there are several analytical

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

466

Transforming Commercial Building Operations  

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

Transforming Commercial Building Operations Transforming Commercial Building Operations Transforming Commercial Building Operations Ron Underhill Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ronald.underhill@pnnl.gov (509)375-9765 April 4, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov * Most buildings are