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  1. USE OF BESTEST PROCEDURE TO IMPROVE A BUILDING THERMAL SIMULATION PROGRAM

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    USE OF BESTEST PROCEDURE TO IMPROVE A BUILDING THERMAL SIMULATION PROGRAM T. SOUBDHAN*, T. A. MARA Validation of building energy simulation programs is of major interest to both users and modellers. KEYWORDS Building energy simulation; validation; BESTEST; inter program comparison DESCRIPTION BESTEST

  2. A Simple Interface to Computational Fluid Dynamics Programs for Building Environment Simulations

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    A Simple Interface to Computational Fluid Dynamics Programs for Building Environment Simulations for architects and HVAC engineers to simulate airflows in and around buildings by Computational Fluid Dynamics Charles R. Broderick III Qingyan Chen Building Technology Program Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  3. Validation of a Coupled Multizone and CFD Program for Building Airflow and Contaminant Transport Simulations

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) have been widely used in simulations of building airflow distribution takes several minutes to perform an hour-by-hour dynamic simulation of a whole building for one year. "Validation of a coupled multizone and CFD program for building airflow and contaminant transport simulations

  4. Developing an integrated building design tool by coupling building energy simulation and computational fluid dynamics programs

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    Zhai, Zhiqiang, 1971-

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Building energy simulation (ES) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can play important roles in building design by providing essential information to help design energy-efficient, thermally comfortable and healthy ...

  5. Comparing Computer Run Time of Building Simulation Programs

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    Hong, Tianzhen

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    an approach to comparing computer run time of buildingthe purpose of comparing computer run time. Modelers shouldATIONAL L ABORATORY Comparing Computer Run Time of Building

  6. THE DOE-2 COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR THERMAL SIMULATION OF BUILDINGS

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    of the energy addition and extraction actually to be supplied at the heating and cooling coils by the HVAC of the hour-by-hour heat loss and gain to the building spaces and the heating and cooling loads imposed upon of the HVAC system, the time-varying temperature set-points, and the heating, cooling and fan schedules

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

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    2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This technical highlight describes NREL research to develop a set of diagnostic test cases for building energy simulations in order to achieve more accurate energy use and savings predictions. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Residential and Commercial Buildings research groups developed a set of diagnostic test cases for building energy simulations. Eight test cases were developed to test surface conduction heat transfer algorithms of building envelopes in building energy simulation programs. These algorithms are used to predict energy flow through external opaque surfaces such as walls, ceilings, and floors. The test cases consist of analytical and vetted numerical heat transfer solutions that have been available for decades, which increases confidence in test results. NREL researchers adapted these solutions for comparisons with building energy simulation results. Testing the new cases with EnergyPlus identified issues with the conduction finite difference (CondFD) heat transfer algorithm in versions 5 and 6. NREL researchers resolved these issues for EnergyPlus version 7. The new test cases will help users and developers of EnergyPlus and other building energy tools to identify and fix problems associated with solid conduction heat transfer algorithms of building envelopes and their boundary conditions. In the long term, improvements to software algorithms will result in more accurate energy use and savings predictions. NREL researchers plan to document the set of test cases and make them available for future consideration by validation standards such as ASHRAE Standard 140: Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Building Energy Analysis Computer Programs. EnergyPlus users will also have access to the improved CondFD model in version 7 after its next scheduled release.

  8. NREL Improves Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing (Fact Sheet)

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    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This technical highlight describes NREL research to develop Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) to increase the quality and accuracy of energy analysis tools for the building retrofit market. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a new test procedure to increase the quality and accuracy of energy analysis tools for the building retrofit market. The Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) is a test procedure that enables software developers to evaluate the performance of their audit tools in modeling energy use and savings in existing homes when utility bills are available for model calibration. Similar to NREL's previous energy analysis tests, such as HERS BESTEST and other BESTEST suites included in ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140, BESTEST-EX compares software simulation findings to reference results generated with state-of-the-art simulation tools such as EnergyPlus, SUNREL, and DOE-2.1E. The BESTEST-EX methodology: (1) Tests software predictions of retrofit energy savings in existing homes; (2) Ensures building physics calculations and utility bill calibration procedures perform to a minimum standard; and (3) Quantifies impacts of uncertainties in input audit data and occupant behavior. BESTEST-EX includes building physics and utility bill calibration test cases. The diagram illustrates the utility bill calibration test cases. Participants are given input ranges and synthetic utility bills. Software tools use the utility bills to calibrate key model inputs and predict energy savings for the retrofit cases. Participant energy savings predictions using calibrated models are compared to NREL predictions using state-of-the-art building energy simulation programs.

  9. SIMMODEL: A DOMAIN DATA MODEL FOR WHOLE BUILDING ENERGY SIMULATION

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    O'Donnell, James

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    whole building energy simulation program. In: IBPSA BuildingExchange Protocols for Energy Simulation of HVAC&R EquipmentInteroperability for Energy Simulation. buildingSmart (2010)

  10. Acquisition of building geometry in the simulation of energy performance

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    Bazjanac, Vladimir

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    New-Generation Building Energy Simulation Program," Energy &Classes,” Building Energy Simulation User News, Vol.21,Clarke, J.A. 1985. Energy Simulation in Building Design,

  11. Real-Time Building Energy Simulation Using EnergyPlus and the Building Controls Test Bed

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    Pang, Xiufeng

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    generation building energy simulation program. Energy andReal-Time Building Energy Simulation Using EnergyPlus andREAL-TIME BUILDING ENERGY SIMULATION USING ENERGYPLUS AND

  12. Origins of Analysis Methods in Energy Simulation Programs Used for High Performance Commercial Buildings

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    Oh, Sukjoon

    2013-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Current designs of high performance buildings utilize hourly building energy simulations of complex, interacting systems. Such simulations need to quantify the benefits of numerous features including: thermal mass, HVAC systems and, in some cases...

  13. Automatic Calibration of a Building Energy Simulation Model Using a Global Optimization Program 

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    Lee, S. U.; Claridge, D.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A simulation model used to analyze the energy performance of an existing building should be calibrated to measured consumption data from the building so the simulation output closely follows the measured time series energy consumption data and shows...

  14. A Review of Ground Coupled Heat Pump Models Used in Whole-Building Computer Simulation Programs

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    Do, S. L.; Haberl, J. S.

    system simulation module. The DOE-2.2 is the simulation engine of eQUEST. The eQUEST/DOE- 2.2 program uses an enhanced g-function algorithm, which was proposed by Eskilson (1987) at Lund University, Sweden, for fast calculation of the borehole wall... & Renewable Energy: http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/energyplus/ Eskilson, P. 1987. Thermal analysis of heat extraction boreholes. Lund, Sweden: Doctoral thesis, University of Lund, Dept. of Mathmatics. Fisher, D., & Rees, S. 2005. Modeling ground...

  15. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program

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    U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Business Models Guide, October 27, 2011.

  16. A review of methods to match building energy simulation models to measured data

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    Coakley, Daniel; Raftery, Paul; Keane, Marcus

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2 Building energy performance simulation (BEPS)generation building energy simulation program. Energy Buildwhen using building energy simulation. Build Serv Eng Res

  17. Origins of Analysis Methods in Energy Simulation Programs Used for High Performance Commercial Buildings 

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    Oh, Sukjoon

    2013-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    , special features such as active and passive solar systems, photovoltaic systems, and lighting and daylighting systems. Unfortunately, many high performance buildings today do not perform the way they were simulated. One potential reason...

  18. Whole Building Energy Simulation

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    Whole building energy simulation, also referred to as energy modeling, can and should be incorporated early during project planning to provide energy impact feedback for which design considerations...

  19. Automatic Calibration of a Building Energy Simulation Model Using a Global Optimization Program

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    Lee, S. U.; Claridge, D.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    buildings, Proceedings of the ACEEE 1992 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, 1, 137-147. Kaplan, M.B., Jones, B., Jansen, J., 1990. DOE- 2.1C Model calibration with monitored end-use data, Proceedings of the ACEEE 1990 Summer Study on Energy....E. Professor Texas A&M University Energy Systems Laboratory College Station, TX ABSTRACT A simulation model used to analyze the energy performance of an existing building should be calibrated to measured consumption data from...

  20. House Simulation Protocols (Building America Benchmark) - Building...

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    House Simulation Protocols. See an example of this Top Innovation in action. Find more case studies of Building America projects across the country that utilize House Simulation...

  1. Expand the Modeling Capabilities of DOE's EnergyPlus Building Energy Simulation Program

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    Don Shirey

    2008-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    EnergyPlus{trademark} is a new generation computer software analysis tool that has been developed, tested, and commercialized to support DOE's Building Technologies (BT) Program in terms of whole-building, component, and systems R&D (http://www.energyplus.gov). It is also being used to support evaluation and decision making of zero energy building (ZEB) energy efficiency and supply technologies during new building design and existing building retrofits. Version 1.0 of EnergyPlus was released in April 2001, followed by semiannual updated versions over the ensuing seven-year period. This report summarizes work performed by the University of Central Florida's Florida Solar Energy Center (UCF/FSEC) to expand the modeling capabilities of EnergyPlus. The project tasks involved implementing, testing, and documenting the following new features or enhancement of existing features: (1) A model for packaged terminal heat pumps; (2) A model for gas engine-driven heat pumps with waste heat recovery; (3) Proper modeling of window screens; (4) Integrating and streamlining EnergyPlus air flow modeling capabilities; (5) Comfort-based controls for cooling and heating systems; and (6) An improved model for microturbine power generation with heat recovery. UCF/FSEC located existing mathematical models or generated new model for these features and incorporated them into EnergyPlus. The existing or new models were (re)written using Fortran 90/95 programming language and were integrated within EnergyPlus in accordance with the EnergyPlus Programming Standard and Module Developer's Guide. Each model/feature was thoroughly tested and identified errors were repaired. Upon completion of each model implementation, the existing EnergyPlus documentation (e.g., Input Output Reference and Engineering Document) was updated with information describing the new or enhanced feature. Reference data sets were generated for several of the features to aid program users in selecting proper model inputs. An example input data file, suitable for distribution to EnergyPlus users, was created for each new or improved feature to illustrate the input requirements for the model.

  2. Building Technologies Program | Clean Energy | ORNL

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    Building Technologies Program SHARE Building Technologies Program The Building Technologies Program Office administratively facilitates the integration of ORNL research across...

  3. Information Technology Tools for Multifamily Building Programs...

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    Information Technology Tools for Multifamily Building Programs Information Technology Tools for Multifamily Building Programs Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Multifamily ...

  4. Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center Demonstration...

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    Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center Demonstration Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center Demonstration Better Buildings Residential Program Solution...

  5. A SOFTWARE TOOL TO COMPARE MEASURED AND SIMULATED BUILDING ENERGY PERFORMANCE DATA

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    Maile, Tobias

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on calibration of building energy simulation programs: Uses,resulting from energy simulations. A detailed analysis ofmore Building Energy Performance Simulation (BEPS) models.

  6. Presentation: Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center...

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    Presentation: Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center Presentation: Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center Presentation: Better Buildings Residential...

  7. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Grant Recipient Management...

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    Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Grant Recipient Management Handbook Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Grant Recipient Management Handbook Better Buildings Neighborhood...

  8. Solar buildings. Overview: The Solar Buildings Program

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    1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  9. Frederick County- Green Building Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Frederick County administers a green building program. It has two goals: (1) to ensure that County building projects implement strategies that enhance environmental performance and fiscal...

  10. Building anBuilding an Entrepreneurship ProgramEntrepreneurship Program

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    Prinz, Friedrich B.

    Building anBuilding an Entrepreneurship ProgramEntrepreneurship Program At Your UniversityAt Your University Tina L. Seelig REE Latin America November 24 - 26, 2004 #12;Question of the Day: How do you build innovation Build networks within our own universities Create relationships with industry Develop

  11. Building technologies program. 1995 annual report

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    Selkowitz, S.E.

    1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The 1995 annual report discusses laboratory activities in the Building Technology Program. The report is divided into four categories: windows and daylighting, lighting systems, building energy simulation, and advanced building systems. The objective of the Building Technologies program is to assist the U.S. building industry in achieving substantial reductions in building-sector energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions while improving comfort, amenity, health, and productivity in the building sector. Past efforts have focused on windows and lighting, and on the simulation tools needed to integrate the full range of energy efficiency solutions into achievable, cost-effective design solutions for new and existing buildings. Current research is based on an integrated systems and life-cycle perspective to create cost-effective solutions for more energy-efficient, comfortable, and productive work and living environments. Sixteen subprograms are described in the report.

  12. A Review of Ground Coupled Heat Pump Models Used in Whole-Building Computer Simulation Programs 

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    Do, S. L.; Haberl, J. S.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Increasingly, building owners are turning to ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems to improve energy efficiency. Ground-coupled heat pump (GCHP) systems with a vertical closed ground loop heat exchanger are one of the more widely used systems. Over...

  13. Building Performance Simulation

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    Hong, Tianzhen

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    a future with  very low energy buildings resulting in very consumption  of  low  energy  buildings,  with  site  EUI design and operation of low energy buildings through better 

  14. Thermal building simulation and computer generation of nodal models

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Thermal building simulation and computer generation of nodal models H. BOYER, J.P. CHABRIAT, B in the development of several packages simulating the dynamic behaviour of buildings. This paper shows the adaptation. This article shows the chosen method in the case of our thermal simulation program for buildings, CODYRUN. #12

  15. Presentation: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP) Summary...

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    Presentation: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP) Summary of Reported Data Presentation: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP) Summary of Reported Data...

  16. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: Program Administrator Description

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    Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: Program Administrator Business Models, Program Administrator Description.

  17. Empirical validation of building energy-analysis simulation programs: a status report

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    Judkoff, R.; Wortman, D.; Burch, J.

    1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Under the auspices of the DOE Passive/Hybrid Solar Division Class A Monitoring and Validation Program, SERI has engaged in several areas of research in fiscal year 1982. This research has included: (1) development of a validation methodology, (2) development of a performance monitoring methodology designed to meet the specific data needs for validation of analysis/design tools, (3) construction and monitoring of a 1000-ft/sup 2/ multizone skin-load-dominated test facility, (4) construction and monitoring of a two-zone test cell, and (5) sample validation studies using the DOE-2.1, BLAST-3.0, and SERIRES-1.0 computer programs. The status of these activities is reported and the validation methodology and the Class A data acquisition capabilities at SERI are described briefly.

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

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    Wetter, Michael

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    504 78. Joe A. Clarke. Energy Simulation in Building Design.interoperability for energy simulation. In Proceedings ofgeneration building energy simulation program. Energy and

  19. Comparison of Simulation Methods for Evaluating Improved Fenestration Using the DOE-2.1E Building Energy Simulation Program

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    Mukhopadhyay, J.; Haberl, J. S.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    - performance glazing technology pushed researchers at LBNL to develop new and more sophisticated algorithms for fenestration simulation software (Arasteh et al. 1998). Research by Rubin (1982a, 1982b) and later Arasteh et al. (1989) played a key role... performance of fenestration systems under realistic conditions and compared the results with those obtained from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (LBNL) simulation models (Klems 1989; Klems et al. 1995). DOE-2.1e gives several options...

  20. Building technolgies program. 1994 annual report

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    Selkowitz, S.E.

    1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  1. Solar Federal Buildings Program plan

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    1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Solar Federal Buildings Program (SFBP) is a multi-year program designed to stimulate the growth and improve the efficiency of the solar industry by providing funds to Federal agencies for the design, acquisition, construction, and installation of commercially applicable solar hot water, heating, cooling, and process systems in new and existing Federal buildings. This document outlines the Program Plan to be used in implementing this major solar commercialization effort.

  2. Presentation: Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center...

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    bbrpscdemopresentation061814.pdf More Documents & Publications Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center Demonstration Webinar Presentation: Better Buildings...

  3. Automated Comparison of Building Energy Simulation Engines (Presentation)

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    Polly, B.; Horowitz, S.; Booten, B.; Kruis, N.; Christensen, C.

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation describes the BEopt comparative test suite, which is a tool that facilitates the automated comparison of building energy simulation engines. It also demonstrates how the test suite is improving the accuracy of building energy simulation programs. Building energy simulation programs inform energy efficient design for new homes and energy efficient upgrades for existing homes. Stakeholders rely on accurate predictions from simulation programs. Previous research indicates that software tends to over-predict energy usage for poorly-insulated leaky homes. NREL is identifying, investigating, and resolving software inaccuracy issues. Comparative software testing is one method of many that NREL uses to identify potential software issues.

  4. Hanford Small Building Demolition Program

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    Diebel, J.A.; Douglas, L.M.; Shuck, R.G.

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over 1,100 buildings currently exist on the Hanford Site. Many of these structures are outdated and no longer needed to support the environmental restoration mission. The Hanford Small Building Demolition Program is part of a combined effort of an Accelerated Decontamination and Decommissioning (D and D) Program and Landlord Site Preparation and Stabilization Program aimed at reducing the inventory of noncontaminated surplus facilities onsite. The reduction of surplus facilities results in reduced surveillance and maintenance (S and M) costs and eliminates the safety and environmental hazards associated with aging buildings. The project involves decommissioning up to 80 surplus facilities over the next five years.

  5. BUILDING MATERIALS RECLAMATION PROGRAM

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    David C. Weggel; Shen-En Chen; Helene Hilger; Fabien Besnard; Tara Cavalline; Brett Tempest; Adam Alvey; Madeleine Grimmer; Rebecca Turner

    2010-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes work conducted on the Building Materials Reclamation Program for the period of September 2008 to August 2010. The goals of the project included selecting materials from the local construction and demolition (C&D) waste stream and developing economically viable reprocessing, reuse or recycling schemes to divert them from landfill storage. Educational resources as well as conceptual designs and engineering feasibility demonstrations were provided for various aspects of the work. The project was divided into two distinct phases: Research and Engineering Feasibility and Dissemination. In the Research Phase, a literature review was initiated and data collection commenced, an advisory panel was organized, and research was conducted to evaluate high volume C&D materials for nontraditional use; five materials were selected for more detailed investigations. In the Engineering Feasibility and Dissemination Phase, a conceptual study for a regional (Mecklenburg and surrounding counties) collection and sorting facility was performed, an engineering feasibility project to demonstrate the viability of recycling or reuse schemes was created, the literature review was extended and completed, and pedagogical materials were developed. Over the two-year duration of the project, all of the tasks and subtasks outlined in the original project proposal have been completed. The Final Progress Report, which briefly describes actual project accomplishments versus the tasks/subtasks of the original project proposal, is included in Appendix A of this report. This report describes the scientific/technical aspects (hypotheses, research/testing, and findings) of six subprojects that investigated five common C&D materials. Table 1 summarizes the six subprojects, including the C&D material studied and the graduate student and the faculty advisor on each subproject.

  6. Computer programs for developing source terms for a UF{sub 6} dispersion model to simulate postulated UF{sub 6} releases from buildings

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    Williams, W.R.

    1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Calculational methods and computer programs for the analysis of source terms for postulated releases of UF{sub 6} are presented. Required thermophysical properties of UF{sub 6}, HF, and H{sub 2}O are described in detail. UF{sub 6} reacts with moisture in the ambient environment to form HF and H{sub 2}O. The coexistence of HF and H{sub 2}O significantly alters their pure component properties, and HF vapor polymerizes. Transient compartment models for simulating UF{sub 6} releases inside gaseous diffusion plant feed and withdrawl buildings and cascade buildings are also described. The basic compartment model mass and energy balances are supported by simple heat transfer, ventilation system, and deposition models. A model that can simulate either a closed compartment or a steady-state ventilation system is also discussed. The transient compartment models provide input to an atmospheric dispersion model as output.

  7. Building Galaxies with Simulations

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    Romeel Davé; Kristian Finlator; Lars Hernquist; Neal Katz; Dušan Kereš; Casey Papovich; David H. Weinberg

    2005-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We present an overview of some of the issues surrounding current models of galaxy formation, highlighting recent insights obtained from cosmological hydrodynamic simulations. Detailed examination of gas accretion processes show a hot mode of gas cooling from near the halo's virial temperature, and a previously underappreciated cold mode where gas flows in along filaments on dynamical timescales, emitting its energy in line radiation. Cold mode dominates in systems with halo masses slightly smaller than the Milky Way and below, and hence dominates the global accretion during the heydey of galaxy formation. This rapid accretion path enables prompt assembly of massive galaxies in the early universe, and results in $z\\sim 4$ galaxy properties in broad agreement with observations, with the most massive galaxies being the most rapid star formers. Massive galaxies today are forming stars at a much reduced rate, a trend called downsizing. The trend of downsizing is naturally reproduced in simulations, owing to a transition from cold mode accretion in the early growth phase to slower hot mode accretion once their halos grow large. However, massive galaxies at the present epoch are still observed to have considerably redder colors than simulations suggest, suggesting that star formation is not sufficiently truncated in models by the transition to hot mode, and that another process not included in current simulations is required to suppress star formation.

  8. Residential Buildings Integration Program Overview - 2014 BTO...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    provided an overview of the Building Technologies Office's Residential Buildings Integration Program. Through robust feedback, the BTO Program Peer Review enhances existing...

  9. Residential Buildings Integration Program Overview - 2015 BTO...

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    Buildings Integration Program Overview - 2015 BTO Peer Review Residential Buildings Integration Program Overview - 2015 BTO Peer Review Presenter: David Lee, U.S. Department of...

  10. Commercial Buildings Integration Program Overview - 2015 BTO...

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    Buildings Integration Program Overview - 2015 BTO Peer Review Commercial Buildings Integration Program Overview - 2015 BTO Peer Review Presenter: Kristen Taddonio, U.S. Department...

  11. Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: Building Loads

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    LBNL-6034E Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: Building Loads Dandan Zhu1 , Tianzhen Energy, the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center for Building Energy Efficiency, of the U;Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: Building Loads A joint effort between Lawrence Berkeley

  12. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide:...

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    Non-Utility Program Administrator Business Model Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: Non-Utility Program Administrator Business Model Non-utility program...

  13. 2014 Building America House Simulation Protocols

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

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  14. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide:...

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    Utility program administrator market utilityprogramadministratormarket.pdf More Documents & Publications Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: Utility...

  15. Methodology for Validating Building Energy Analysis Simulations

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    Judkoff, R.; Wortman, D.; O'Doherty, B.; Burch, J.

    2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this report was to develop a validation methodology for building energy analysis simulations, collect high-quality, unambiguous empirical data for validation, and apply the validation methodology to the DOE-2.1, BLAST-2MRT, BLAST-3.0, DEROB-3, DEROB-4, and SUNCAT 2.4 computer programs. This report covers background information, literature survey, validation methodology, comparative studies, analytical verification, empirical validation, comparative evaluation of codes, and conclusions.

  16. Proceedings of the Building Simulation '97 Fifth International IBPSA Conference, Vol. II, September 8-10, 1997, Prague, Czech Republic

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    LBNL 40094 LC-366 Proceedings of the Building Simulation '97 Fifth International IBPSA Conference of Interoperable Simulation Software Konstantinos Papamichael, John La Porta & Hannah Chauvet Advanced Building building simulation computer programs, originally developed on mainframe computers for research purposes

  17. A View on Future Building System Modeling and Simulation

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    Wetter, Michael

    2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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).

  18. Building Technologies Program: Building America Publications

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  19. Building Energy Codes Program

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: Theof Energy Future ofHydronicBuildingDepartmentDavid Cohan

  20. Commissioning Existing Buildings: A Program Perspective

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    Jump, D.; Rosillo, A.; Tahir, A.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since September 2002, the Oakland Energy Partnership's Large Commercial Building Tune-Up Program has recruited managers and operators of existing large commercial buildings in the City of Oakland for program participation. The Tune-Up Program...

  1. Project REED (Residential Energy Efficiency Design) is a Web-based building performance simulation tool

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    -based whole building simulation program that displays graphi- cally the gas and electricity cost of building to deliver powerful build- ing performance simulation tools to precisely targeted audiences. Using interface design, the web has the potential to deliver powerful new building performance simulation tools

  2. Effect of fluctuating wind direction on cross natural ventilation in buildings from large eddy simulation

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    simulation Yi Jiang and Qingyan Chen* Building Technology Program Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 direction on cross natural ventilation in building from large eddy simulation," Building and Environment, 37 in many industrial applications. To simulate natural ventilation in buildings, however, RANS modeling has

  3. Commercial Buildings Integration Program Overview - 2013 BTO...

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    cbioverviewschuur040213.pdf More Documents & Publications Commercial Building Integration Program Overview - 2014 BTO Peer Review Better Buildings Alliance - 2013 BTO Peer...

  4. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide ...

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    Guide Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide Uses lessons learned from Better Buildings grantees, existing data, and private sector insights to highlight...

  5. Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center Demonstration...

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    The Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center is a robust online collection of nearly 1,000 examples, strategies, and resources from Better Buildings Neighborhood...

  6. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program

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  7. BUILDING STRONGBUILDING STRONG Turbine Survival Program

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    BUILDING STRONG®BUILDING STRONG® Turbine Survival Program Northwest Power and Conservation Council of the CRFM's Turbine Survival Program and how it supports the Rehabilitation Process #12;BUILDING STRONG® Turbine Survival Program TSP is an element of the CRFM Program; established to address NMFSs 1995 Biop

  8. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Decision Tool

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    Provides an overview of the development of the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program decision tool, purpose, and scope.

  9. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide:...

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    Guide: HVAC Contractor Business Model Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: HVAC Contractor Business Model HVAC contractor business model...

  10. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Energy Efficiency Market...

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    Program: Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning U.S. Department of...

  11. Co-simulation of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings

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    Trcka, Marija

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Wetter, Michael

    2010-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. More Issues of Building Energy Simulation 

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    Kang, Z.; Zhao, J.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper investigates the development of building energy simulation software. It is shown that such applications can be used for energy forecasting, system design and operations, and energy evaluation. Several energy simulation methods are analyzed...

  14. NUMERICAL DETERMINATION AND TREATMENT OF CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT IN THE COUPLED BUILDING ENERGY AND CFD SIMULATION

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    BUILDING ENERGY AND CFD SIMULATION Zhiqiang Zhai* Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural, IN 47907-2088, USA ABSTRACT The integration of building Energy Simulation (ES) and Computational Fluid, Energy Simulation, CFD, Coupling INTRODUCTION A building energy simulation (ES) program predicts building

  15. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Peer Exchange Call: Program...

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

    23, 2013 Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Peer Exchange Call: Program Sustainability Mastermind Session on Combining Energy Efficiency and Health Services, featuring Host: Tim...

  16. Building Energy Codes Program Overview

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: Theof Energy Future ofHydronicBuildingDepartmentDavid CohanEnergy CodesProgram

  17. NET-ZERO ENERGY BUILDING OPERATOR TRAINING PROGRAM (NZEBOT)

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    Brizendine, Anthony; Byars, Nan; Sleiti, Ahmad; Gehrig, Bruce; Lu, Na

    2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary objective of the Net-Zero Energy Building Operator Training Program (NZEBOT) was to develop certificate level training programs for commercial building owners, managers and operators, principally in the areas of energy / sustainability management. The expected outcome of the project was a multi-faceted mechanism for developing the skill-based competency of building operators, owners, architects/engineers, construction professionals, tenants, brokers and other interested groups in energy efficient building technologies and best practices. The training program draws heavily on DOE supported and developed materials available in the existing literature, as well as existing, modified, and newly developed curricula from the Department of Engineering Technology & Construction Management (ETCM) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC-Charlotte). The project goal is to develop a certificate level training curriculum for commercial energy and sustainability managers and building operators that: 1) Increases the skill-based competency of building professionals in energy efficient building technologies and best practices, and 2) Increases the workforce pool of expertise in energy management and conservation techniques. The curriculum developed in this project can subsequently be used to establish a sustainable energy training program that can contribute to the creation of new “green” job opportunities in North Carolina and throughout the Southeast region, and workforce training that leads to overall reductions in commercial building energy consumption. Three energy training / education programs were developed to achieve the stated goal, namely: 1. Building Energy/Sustainability Management (BESM) Certificate Program for Building Managers and Operators (40 hours); 2. Energy Efficient Building Technologies (EEBT) Certificate Program (16 hours); and 3. Energy Efficent Buildings (EEB) Seminar (4 hours). Training Program 1 incorporates the following topics in the primary five-day Building Energy/Sustainability Management Certificate program in five training modules, namely: 1) Strategic Planning, 2) Sustainability Audits, 3) Information Analysis, 4) Energy Efficiency, and 5) Communication. Training Program 2 addresses the following technical topics in the two-day Building Technologies workshop: 1) Energy Efficient Building Materials, 2) Green Roofing Systems, 3) Energy Efficient Lighting Systems, 4) Alternative Power Systems for Buildings, 5) Innovative Building Systems, and 6) Application of Building Performance Simulation Software. Program 3 is a seminar which provides an overview of elements of programs 1 and 2 in a seminar style presentation designed for the general public to raise overall public awareness of energy and sustainability topics.

  18. Arlington County- Green Building Incentive Program

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    In October 1999, the County Board of Arlington adopted a Pilot Green Building Incentive Program using the standards established by the U. S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and...

  19. Uncalibrated Building Energy Simulation Modeling Results 

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    Ahmad, M.; Culp, C.H.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    VOLUME 12, NUMBER 4 HVAC&R RESEARCH OCTOBER 2006 1141 Uncalibrated Building Energy Simulation Modeling Results Mushtaq Ahmad Charles H. Culp, PhD, PE Associate Member ASHRAE Fellow ASHRAE Received June 23, 2005; accepted April 17, 2006... the uncalibrated simulations were completed. The dis- crepancies between the simulated and measured total yearly building energy use varied over ±30% with one outlier. The results show that discrepancies ranged over ±90% between the sim- ulations and the measured...

  20. Program Building Committee's Central Planning Group.

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    Richardson, Burl B.; Marshall, Mary G.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tooe ZTA245.7 8873 Y)O./3~ The Texas A&M (stem r ultural ~ion ~ervrce Damet C Plannstlel. Director College Stallon Program Building Committee's CENTRAL PLANNING GROUP 8-1344 Authors: Burl B. Richardson , Extension Program Specialist... and Mary G. Marshall, Extension Program Specialist Program -Building Committee's CENTRAL PLANNING GROUP This leaflet describes the role of the central planning group in the program development process_ The central planning group is the highest...

  1. Residential Building Integration Program Overview - 2014 BTO...

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    Program Overview - 2014 BTO Peer Review Presenter: David Lee, U.S. Department of Energy This presentation at the 2014 Peer Review provided an overview of the Building...

  2. Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center Demonstration...

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    Demonstration webinar slides for Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center, November 19, 2014. Solution Center Demonstration Webinar Slides More Documents & Publications...

  3. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Working with Utilities...

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    August 2, 2012 Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Working with Utilities Peer Exchange Call: Effective Strategies for Participating in Utility Planning Call Slides and...

  4. Efficiency Vermont's Enhanced Building Operations Programs

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    Laflamme, S.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    assistance, economic analysis, and financial incentives to help Vermont households and businesses reduce their energy costs 4 Efficiency Vermont?s Commercial & Industrial Programs New Construction Program ? Prescriptive - Rebates ? Core Performance... ? Custom Market Opportunity Program ? Prescriptive - Rebates ? Custom Retrofit Program ? Custom* * includes improving building operations programs More Information at www.efficiencyvermont.com 5 Efficiency Vermont?s Operational Improvement...

  5. Addendum to the Building America House Simulation Protocols

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

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  6. Building Design Advisor: Automated integration of multiple simulation tools K. Papamichael, J. LaPorta, H. Chauvet

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    LBNL-40591 Preprint Building Design Advisor: Automated integration of multiple simulation tools K. Papamichael, J. LaPorta, H. Chauvet Building Technologies Program Environmental Energy Technologies Division Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, California 94720 Abstract The Building

  7. Model Simulating Real Domestic Hot Water Use - Building America...

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    Model Simulating Real Domestic Hot Water Use - Building America Top Innovation Model Simulating Real Domestic Hot Water Use - Building America Top Innovation Image of a pipe...

  8. Real-Time Building Energy Simulation Using EnergyPlus and the Building Controls Test Bed

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    Pang, Xiufeng

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    creating a new-generation building energy simulationprogram. Energy and Buildings, 33: 319-331. Haves, P. ,Liu M. 2001. Use of Whole Building Simulation in On- Line

  9. Using Simulation Models for Building Commissioning

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    Claridge, D. E.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , Sweden. This building utilizes multiple innovative HVAC systems. They used the IDA simulation environment to assess these untested HVAC-solutions and for dimensioning. During the initial commissioning they evaluated the performance using extensive... D2 is titled Use of Whole Building Simulation in Commissioning. Regular participants of the subtask meetings have included Oliver Baumann (Germany), David Claridge, Chair (USA), Jorgen Eriksson (Sweden), Nestor Fonseca, Johnny Holst (Norway), Per...

  10. Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program

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    ® program online tool for managing building energy use data. (hk) "Prospective buyer" means a person who has)"Data Verification Checklist" means a report generated by Portfolio Manager that summarizes a property's physical· ·/ Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program California Code of Regulations Title

  11. An improved procedure for developing a calibrated hourly simulation model of an electrically heated and cooled commercial building

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    Bou-Saada, Tarek Edmond

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With the increased use of building energy simulation programs, calibration of simulated data to measured data has been recognized as an important factor in substantiating how well the model fits a real building. Model calibration to measured monthly...

  12. Better Buildings Quarterly Program Report | Department of Energy

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    -- SEP Data Dashboard Austin Energy Data Dashboard Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Home Accomplishments History Better Buildings Partners Stories Interviews Videos...

  13. Plasma Simulation Program

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    Greenwald, Martin

    2011-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Many others in the fusion energy and advanced scientific computing communities participated in the development of this plan. The core planning team is grateful for their important contributions. This summary is meant as a quick overview the Fusion Simulation Program's (FSP's) purpose and intentions. There are several additional documents referenced within this one and all are supplemental or flow down from this Program Plan. The overall science goal of the DOE Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) Fusion Simulation Program (FSP) is to develop predictive simulation capability for magnetically confined fusion plasmas at an unprecedented level of integration and fidelity. This will directly support and enable effective U.S. participation in International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) research and the overall mission of delivering practical fusion energy. The FSP will address a rich set of scientific issues together with experimental programs, producing validated integrated physics results. This is very well aligned with the mission of the ITER Organization to coordinate with its members the integrated modeling and control of fusion plasmas, including benchmarking and validation activities. [1]. Initial FSP research will focus on two critical Integrated Science Application (ISA) areas: ISA1, the plasma edge; and ISA2, whole device modeling (WDM) including disruption avoidance. The first of these problems involves the narrow plasma boundary layer and its complex interactions with the plasma core and the surrounding material wall. The second requires development of a computationally tractable, but comprehensive model that describes all equilibrium and dynamic processes at a sufficient level of detail to provide useful prediction of the temporal evolution of fusion plasma experiments. The initial driver for the whole device model will be prediction and avoidance of discharge-terminating disruptions, especially at high performance, which are a critical impediment to successful operation of machines like ITER. If disruptions prove unable to be avoided, their associated dynamics and effects will be addressed in the next phase of the FSP.

  14. Building Energy Codes Program Overview - 2014 BTO Peer Review...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    of Energy This presentation at the 2014 Peer Review provided an overview of the Building Technologies Office's Building Building Energy Codes Program activities. Through...

  15. Building Technologies Program Planning Summary

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

    and advances in renewable energy systems, could stabilize total primary energy consumption in the buildings sector to just below 2009 consumption levels by 2025. 2 In...

  16. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: BetterBuildings Lowell Final Report

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    Heslin, Thomas

    2014-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The City of Lowell set four goals at the beginning of the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: 1. Improve the Downtown Historic Park District’s Carbon Footprint 2. Develop a sustainable and replicable model for energy efficiency in historic buildings 3. Create and retain jobs 4. Promote multi?stakeholder partnerships The City of Lowell, MA was awarded $5 million in May 2010 to conduct energy efficiency retrofits within the downtown National Historical Park (NHP). The City’s target was to complete retrofits in 200,000 square feet of commercial space and create 280 jobs, while adhering to the strict historical preservation regulations that govern the NHP. The development of a model for energy efficiency in historic buildings was successfully accomplished. BetterBuildings Lowell’s success in energy efficiency in historic buildings was due to the simplicity of the program. We relied strongly on the replacement of antiquated HVAC systems and air sealing and a handful of talented energy auditors and contractors. BetterBuildings Lowell was unique for the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program because it was the only program that focused solely on commercial properties. BetterBuildings Lowell did target multi?family properties, which were reported as commercial, but the majority of the building types and uses were commercial. Property types targeted were restaurants, office buildings, museums, sections of larger buildings, mixed use buildings, and multifamily buildings. This unique fabric of building type and use allows for a deeper understanding to how different properties use energy. Because of the National Historical Park designation of downtown Lowell, being able to implement energy efficiency projects within a highly regulated historical district also provided valuable research and precedent proving energy efficiency projects can be successfully completed in historical districts and historical buildings. Our program was very successful in working with the local Historic Board, which has jurisdiction in the NHP. The Historic Board was cooperative with any exterior renovations as long as they were not changing the existing aesthetics of the property. If we were replacing a rooftop condenser it needed to be placed where the existing rooftop condenser was located. Receiving proper approval from the Historic Board for any external energy conservation measures was known by all the participating contractors. One area of the retrofits that was contentious regarded venting of the new HVAC equipment. Installing external stacks was not allowed so the contractors had to negotiate with the Historic Board regarding the proper way to vent the equipment that met the needs mechanically and aesthetically. Overall BetterBuildings Lowell was successful at implementing energy and cost saving measures into 31 commercial properties located within the NHP. The 31 retrofits had 1,554,768 square feet of commercial and multifamily housing and a total predicted energy savings exceeding 22,869 a year. Overall the City of Lowell achieved its target goals and is satisfied with the accomplishments of the BetterBuildings program. The City will continue to pursue energy efficient programs and projects.

  17. Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Application Programming...

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    Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Application Programming Interface Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Application Programming Interface slides from June 14,...

  18. DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Program Focus Groups...

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

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

  19. Building America House Simulation Protocols (Revised)

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    Hendron, R.; Engebrecht, C.

    2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  20. Fusion Simulation Program

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    Project Staff (V.S. Chan)

    2012-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Under this project, General Atomics (GA) was tasked to develop the experimental validation plans for two high priority ISAs, Boundary and Pedestal and Whole Device Modeling in collaboration with the theory, simulation and experimental communities. The following sections have been incorporated into the final FSP Program Plan (www.pppl.gov/fsp), which was delivered to the US Department of Energy (DOE). Additional deliverables by GA include guidance for validation, development of metrics to evaluate success and procedures for collaboration with experiments. These are also part of the final report.

  1. San Diego County- Green Building Program

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    The County of San Diego has a Green Building Incentive Program designed to promote the use of resource efficient construction materials, water conservation and energy efficiency in new and...

  2. Energy Simulation for Buildings: Development and Training

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    .5: Energy Efficiency April 2013 HAWAI`I NATURAL ENERGY INSTITUTE School of Ocean & Earth Science`i Natural Energy Institute School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology University of Hawai`i April 2013Energy Simulation for Buildings: Development and Training This report presents an architectural

  3. Conference Proceedings distributing knowledge in building Title: An Internet-based Building Simulation Quality

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    Amor, Robert

    -based Building Simulation Quality Assurance System Author(s): Shengjiang Lu1 , Robert Amor1 and Michael Donn2 describes the development of a distributed building simulation quality control system. The basic premise (building simulation quality assurance) was proposed, building upon the ideals of the semantic web (Donn et

  4. City of Indianapolis Better Buildings Program

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    Trovillion, Kristen

    2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    In June 2010, the City of Indianapolis’ Office of Sustainability was awarded $10 million in grant funds through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (CFDA 81.128) funded by the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The purpose of the grant funds was to achieve energy savings in residential and commercial buildings through energy efficiency upgrades such as air sealing and insulation.

  5. PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY NOTICE Building Natural Gas Technology (BNGT) Grant

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    PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY NOTICE Building Natural Gas Technology (BNGT) Grant Program PON-13-503 http ............................................................................................................................5 PIER NATURAL GAS RESEARCH PROGRAM

  6. Better Buildings Program San Jose - Serving Moderate Income Residents...

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

    Program San Jose - Serving Moderate Income Residents Better Buildings Program San Jose - Serving Moderate Income Residents Provides an overview of the program components and goals,...

  7. Building a Network Simulation Model of the Teragrid Network

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    Jiang, Wen

    Building a Network Simulation Model of the Teragrid Network Thomas Hacker Preston Smith* Computer are building largescale cyberinfrastructure systems, which couple computing, storage, data publishing is increasingly powered by simulation and analysis that combines high performance computers

  8. Building Energy Codes Program (BECP)

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: Theof Energy Future ofHydronicBuildingDepartmentDavid CohanEnergy Codes

  9. Uncalibrated Building Energy Simulation Modeling Results

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    Ahmad, M.; Culp, C.H.

    for the Level 1 and Level 2 models with measured data for WERC (2004 post-commissioning data). ESL-PA-06-10-01 VOLUME 12, NUMBER 4, OCTOBER 2006 1151 Figure 6. Comparison of simulated daily total energy consumption for the Level 1 and Level 2 models with 1999...,450 m2]), the simulation using 1999 data underestimates the energy use in all categories except the whole building electrical usage. Table 3 identifies the magnitude of these discrepancies for a full year’s consumption. The Level 1 model actually per...

  10. Stochastic Modeling of Overtime Occupancy and Its Application in Building Energy Simulation and Calibration

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    Sun, Kaiyu

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Calibrated building energy simulation and its application inparameters in energy simulation of office buildings. EnergyApplication in Building Energy Simulation and Calibration

  11. BUILDING SURROGATE MODELS BASED ON DETAILED AND APPROXIMATE SIMULATIONS

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    Seepersad, Carolyn Conner

    - Page 1 - BUILDING SURROGATE MODELS BASED ON DETAILED AND APPROXIMATE SIMULATIONS Zhiguang Qian is taken to integrate data from approximate and detailed simulations to build a surrogate model approximate simulations form the bulk of the data, and they are used to build a model based on a Gaussian

  12. A DETAILLED WEATHER DATA GENERATOR FOR BUILDINGS SIMULATION

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A DETAILLED WEATHER DATA GENERATOR FOR BUILDINGS SIMULATION L. ADELARD*, H. BOYER, F. GARDE, J@iremia.univ-reunion.fr Abstract Thermal buildings simulation softwares need meteorological files in thermal comfort, energetic@iremia.univ-reunion.fr #12;1 A DETAILLED WEATHER DATA GENERATOR FOR BUILDINGS SIMULATION L. Adelard*, H. Boyer, F. Garde, J

  13. Combining building thermal simulation methods and LCA methods

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    Hansen, René Rydhof

    - 1 - Combining building thermal simulation methods and LCA methods Frank Pedersen, Researcher assessment (LCA) method into a whole building hygro-thermal simulation tool. The motivation for the work of buildings (CEN/TC 350). Combining LCA methods with hygro-thermal simulation tools enables designers

  14. Building for the future The Green Building and Sustainable Design Certificate Program addresses

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    California at Davis, University of

    Building for the future The Green Building and Sustainable Design Certificate Program addresses for implementation of green building and sustainable design into site planning and design, building design and construction, and building management practices. Started as a joint program between two of UC Davis Extension

  15. Simulation and Big Data Challenges in Tuning Building Energy Models

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    Sanyal, Jibonananda [ORNL] [ORNL; New, Joshua Ryan [ORNL] [ORNL

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    EnergyPlus is the flagship building energy simulation software used to model whole building energy consumption for residential and commercial establishments. A typical input to the program often has hundreds, sometimes thousands of parameters which are typically tweaked by a buildings expert to get it right . This process can sometimes take months. Autotune is an ongoing research effort employing machine learning techniques to automate the tuning of the input parameters for an EnergyPlus input description of a building. Even with automation, the computational challenge faced to run the tuning simulation ensemble is daunting and requires the use of supercomputers to make it tractable in time. In this proposal, we describe the scope of the problem, the technical challenges faced and overcome, the machine learning techniques developed and employed, and the software infrastructure developed/in development when taking the EnergyPlus engine, which was primarily designed to run on desktops, and scaling it to run on shared memory supercomputers (Nautilus) and distributed memory supercomputers (Frost and Titan). The parametric simulations produce data in the order of tens to a couple of hundred terabytes.We describe the approaches employed to streamline and reduce bottlenecks in the workflow for this data, which is subsequently being made available for the tuning effort as well as made available publicly for open-science.

  16. Building Energy Codes Program Overview - 2014 BTO Peer Review...

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

    of Energy This presentation at the 2014 Peer Review provided an overview of the Building Technologies Office's Building Energy Codes Program. Through robust feedback, the BTO...

  17. BetterBuildings for Michigan: Commercial Program Fact Sheet

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This is a document from BetterBuildings for Michigan posted on the website of the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program

  18. Buildings Energy Program annual report, FY 1991

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    Secrest, T.J.

    1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Buildings Energy Program at PNL conducts research and development (R&D) for DOE`s Office of Building Technologies (OBT). The OBT`s mission is to lead a national program supporting private and federal sector efforts to improve the energy efficiency of the nation`s buildings and to increase the use of renewable energy sources. Under an arrangement with DOE, Battelle staff also conduct research and development projects for other federal agencies and private clients. This annual report contains an account of the buildings-related research projects conducted at PNL during fiscal year (FY) 1991. A major focus of PNL`s energy projects is to improve the energy efficiency of commercial and residential buildings. Researchers who are developing solutions to energy-use problems view a building as an energy-using system. From this perspective, a desirable solution is not only one that is cost-effective and responsive to the needs of the occupants, but also one that optimizes the interaction among the energy components and systems that compose the whole.

  19. Building StrongBuilding Strong Clean Water Act Section 404 Permitting Program

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    Minnesota, University of

    Building StrongBuilding Strong Clean Water Act Section 404 Permitting Program Updates: Jurisdiction 1, 2009 #12;Building StrongBuilding Strong Presentation Outline · Part 1 Clean Water Act Process ­ The problem ­ The merger process #12;Building StrongBuilding Strong Rapanos at the Supreme Court

  20. Experimental and Simulation Study on the Performance of Daylighting in an Industrial Building and its Energy Saving Potential

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    for office buildings, but were limited for industrial buildings, where lighting is a major electricity [2]. For office buildings, artificial lighting consumes about 20-35% of the total building with EnergyPlus simulation program. The electricity saving potential for the On/Off control and the dimming

  1. Building Information Modeling (BIM)-Based Daylighting Simulation and Analysis

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    Kota, S.; Haberl, J.S.; Clayton, M.; Yan, W.

    tools Radiance and DAYSIM. Keywords: Building Information Modeling, BIM, Daylighting Simulation, Radiance, DAYSIM 1 Introduction Building performance analyses are important aspects of designing sustainable buildings. One of the performance analyses...) with daylighting analysis tools (Radiance and DAYSIM as sample simulation tools, which are widely used to study the daylighting performance of buildings). 2 Literature review 2.1 Daylighting simulation tools Over the years many analysis tools have been...

  2. Establishing Benchmarks for DOE Commercial Building R&D and Program Evaluation: Preprint

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    Deru, M.; Griffith, B.; Torcellini, P.

    2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Program and the DOE research laboratories conduct a great deal of research on building technologies. However, differences in models and simulation tools used by various research groups make it difficult to compare results among studies. The authors have developed a set of 22 hypothetical benchmark buildings and weighting factors for nine locations across the country, for a total of 198 buildings.

  3. Commissioning Existing Buildings: A Program Perspective 

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    Jump, D.; Rosillo, A.; Tahir, A.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and water-side economizer problems, boiler controls) were present in many buildings. The load shapes, and the simple and detailed models helped identify many of the performance issues. The root causes of the performance problem were investigated during... Program holidays in EMCS Tune up boiler controllers Site 7 200,000 ft2 Hotel Site 2 - 100,000 ft2 Office Building Water Cooled Heat Pumps Central CHW/HW, CAV w/ Reheat Add front end to EMS Optimize air side economizer Investigate cooling tower...

  4. BetterBuildings for Michigan: Residential Program | Department...

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

    for Michigan: Residential Program BetterBuildings for Michigan: Residential Program This is a document from BetterBuildings for Michigan posted on the website of the U.S....

  5. New Jersey SmartStart Buildings- Pay for Performance Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The New Jersey Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) offers the Pay for Performance incentive program for energy efficiency improvements in industrial, commercial, and multi-family residential buildings....

  6. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Summary of Reported Data...

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

    Neighborhood Program Summary of Reported Data From July 1, 2010 - September 30, 2013 Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Summary of Reported Data From July 1, 2010 - September...

  7. Commercial Building Energy Asset Score: Pilot Findings and Program...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Score: Pilot Findings and Program Update Commercial Building Energy Asset Score: Pilot Findings and Program Update The webinar was held on April 16, 2014, to share the findings...

  8. Commercial Building Integration Program Overview - 2014 BTO Peer...

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

    Integration Program Overview - 2014 BTO Peer Review Commercial Building Integration Program Overview - 2014 BTO Peer Review Presenter: Arah Schuur, U.S. Department of Energy This...

  9. DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Program Focus Groups...

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

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

  10. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Data and Evaluation Peer...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    August 2, 2012 Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Data and Evaluation Peer Exchange Call: Programs Planning to Do Evaluations Call Slides and Discussion Summary Agenda * Call...

  11. EMPIRICAL VALIDATION OF BUILDING ENERGY SIMULATION SOFTWARE: ENERGYPLUS

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    Shrestha, Som S [ORNL] [ORNL; Maxwell, Dr. Gregory [Iowa State University] [Iowa State University

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper compares the results from a study conducted at Iowa Energy Center s Energy Resource Station with EnergyPlus simulation results. The building consists of controlled test rooms, dedicated air handling units and air-cooled chillers for the purpose of obtaining quality data suitable for empirical validation studies. Weather data were also collected at the facility and used for the simulation. Empirical validation can be performed on various levels of the program such as zone level, systems level, and plant level. This study is unique in the sense that it integrates the zones, system, and plant into one analysis. For this study, the difference between empirical and EnergyPlus predicted zone cooling loads varied from 1.7% to 10.2%, but the difference for the compressor power was as much as 22.4%. The paper also describes the potential reasons why simulation results might not match field data.

  12. Analyzing Two Federal Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Projects Using ENERGY-10 Simulations: Preprint

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    Walker, A.; Balcomb, D.; Weaver, N.; Kiss, G.; Becker-Humphry, M.

    2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new version of the ENERGY-10 computer program simulates the performance of photovoltaic systems, in addition to presenting a wide range of opportunities to improve energy efficiency in buildings. This paper describes two test cases in which the beta release of ENERGY-10 version 1.4 was used to evaluate energy efficiency and building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) for two Federal building projects: an office and laboratory building at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Laboratory in Hilo, Hawaii, and housing for visiting scientists at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Maryland. The paper describes the capabilities of the software, the method in which ENERGY-10 was used to assist in the design, and the results. ENERGY-10 appears to be an effective tool for evaluating BIPV options early in the building design process. By simulating both the building electrical load and simultaneous PV performance for each hour of the year, the ENERGY-10 program facilitates a highly accurate, integrated analysis.

  13. Whole-Building Energy Simulation with a Three-Dimensional Ground-Coupled Heat Transfer Model: Preprint

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    Deru, M.; Judkoff, R.; Neymark, J.

    2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A three-dimensional, finite-element, heat-transfer computer program was developed to study ground-coupled heat transfer from buildings. It was used in conjunction with the SUNREL whole-building energy simulation program to analyze ground-coupled heat transfer from buildings, and the results were compared with the simple ground-coupled heat transfer models used in whole-building energy simulation programs. The detailed model provides another method of testing and refining the simple models and analyzing complex problems. This work is part of an effort to improve the analysis of the ground-coupled heat transfer in building energy simulation programs. The output from this detailed model and several others will form a set of reference results for use with the BESTEST diagnostic procedure. We anticipate that the results from the work will be incorporated into ANSI/ASHRAE 140-2001, Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Building Energy Analysis Computer Programs.

  14. EL Program: Earthquake Risk Reduction in Buildings and Infrastructure

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    Magee, Joseph W.

    1 EL Program: Earthquake Risk Reduction in Buildings and Infrastructure Program Manager: John R. Hayes, Jr., 301 975 5640 Strategic Goal: Disaster-Resilient Buildings, Infrastructure, and Communities to earthquake engineering, including performance-based tools, guidelines, and standards for designing buildings

  15. Modeling and Simulation Academic Program

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    in analysis Refined accident-incident forecast (location, frequency, and severity) Recurrent and incident#12;#12;#12;Modeling and Simulation Academic Program #12;M&S Workforce Development Associate Implementation, Operations Engineer Design, Analysis Scientist Research, Development Partners in Providing World

  16. Midwest Building Energy Program | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the.pdfBreaking ofOil &315_ArnibanPriority DataPART 970Midwest Building Energy Program

  17. Co-simulation of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings

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

    2010-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. Building Simulation Modelers are we big-data ready?

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    Sanyal, Jibonananda [ORNL; New, Joshua Ryan [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent advances in computing and sensor technologies have pushed the amount of data we collect or generate to limits previously unheard of. Sub-minute resolution data from dozens of channels is becoming increasingly common and is expected to increase with the prevalence of non-intrusive load monitoring. Experts are running larger building simulation experiments and are faced with an increasingly complex data set to analyze and derive meaningful insight. This paper focuses on the data management challenges that building modeling experts may face in data collected from a large array of sensors, or generated from running a large number of building energy/performance simulations. The paper highlights the technical difficulties that were encountered and overcome in order to run 3.5 million EnergyPlus simulations on supercomputers and generating over 200 TBs of simulation output. This extreme case involved development of technologies and insights that will be beneficial to modelers in the immediate future. The paper discusses different database technologies (including relational databases, columnar storage, and schema-less Hadoop) in order to contrast the advantages and disadvantages of employing each for storage of EnergyPlus output. Scalability, analysis requirements, and the adaptability of these database technologies are discussed. Additionally, unique attributes of EnergyPlus output are highlighted which make data-entry non-trivial for multiple simulations. Practical experience regarding cost-effective strategies for big-data storage is provided. The paper also discusses network performance issues when transferring large amounts of data across a network to different computing devices. Practical issues involving lag, bandwidth, and methods for synchronizing or transferring logical portions of the data are presented. A cornerstone of big-data is its use for analytics; data is useless unless information can be meaningfully derived from it. In addition to technical aspects of managing big data, the paper details design of experiments in anticipation of large volumes of data. The cost of re-reading output into an analysis program is elaborated and analysis techniques that perform analysis in-situ with the simulations as they are run are discussed. The paper concludes with an example and elaboration of the tipping point where it becomes more expensive to store the output than re-running a set of simulations.

  19. Multifamily Energy Savings Program (Existing Buildings and New Construction)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    To begin participating in the program, eligible building owners/managers work with a Focus Energy Advisor to perform a free energy assessment and identify suitable building improvements. For...

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

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

    2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  1. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Data and Evaluation Peer...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    July 19, 2012 Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Data and Evaluation Peer Exchange Call: Strategies for Collecting Household Energy Data Call Slides and Discussion Summary...

  2. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Data and Evaluation Peer...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    and sent to 500 people; the program received positive feedback, particularly from the "green building" community. * The second report is scheduled to be released in August 2012....

  3. Anaheim Public Utilities- Green Building and New Construction Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Anaheim Public Utilities (APU) offers commercial, industrial, residential, and institutional customers the Green Building Incentives Program to offset construction, installation and upgrade costs...

  4. Strategies for Building Contractor Interest in Program Participation...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    business partner peer exchange call discussed strategies for building contractor interest in program participation. Call Slides and Summary More Documents & Publications...

  5. Estimating Building Simulation Parameters via Bayesian Structure Learning

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    Edwards, Richard E [ORNL; New, Joshua Ryan [ORNL; Parker, Lynne Edwards [ORNL

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many key building design policies are made using sophisticated computer simulations such as EnergyPlus (E+), the DOE flagship whole-building energy simulation engine. E+ and other sophisticated computer simulations have several major problems. The two main issues are 1) gaps between the simulation model and the actual structure, and 2) limitations of the modeling engine's capabilities. Currently, these problems are addressed by having an engineer manually calibrate simulation parameters to real world data or using algorithmic optimization methods to adjust the building parameters. However, some simulations engines, like E+, are computationally expensive, which makes repeatedly evaluating the simulation engine costly. This work explores addressing this issue by automatically discovering the simulation's internal input and output dependencies from 20 Gigabytes of E+ simulation data, future extensions will use 200 Terabytes of E+ simulation data. The model is validated by inferring building parameters for E+ simulations with ground truth building parameters. Our results indicate that the model accurately represents parameter means with some deviation from the means, but does not support inferring parameter values that exist on the distribution's tail.

  6. EL Program: Embedded Intelligence in Buildings Program Manager: Steven Bushby, Energy and Environment Division, x5873

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Perkins, Richard A.

    be significantly reduced. Congress has established a national goal of achieving net-zero energy buildings by 20301 EL Program: Embedded Intelligence in Buildings Program Manager: Steven Bushby, Energy energy buildings by 2030.1 Approximately 84% of the life cycle energy use of a building is associated

  7. Commercial Buildings Integration Program | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Million to Support Commercial Building Efficiency These four projects will generate data, case studies, and information intended to help commercial building owners adopt new energy...

  8. Energy Efficiency Program for State Government Buildings

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The High-Performance Buildings Advisory Committee assisted the Finance and Administration Cabinet with setting out the standards and benchmarks by which to evaluate buildings. Leadership in Energ...

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

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    Engebrecht, C.

    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  10. An Overview of the Building Energy Retrofit Research Program

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    Mixon, W. R.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research update presents the status of a U.S. Department of Energy program that addresses the technical, financial, and behavioral barriers to improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings. The program is implemented with expertise from...

  11. Austin's Green Building Program: A Tool for Sustainable Development

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    Seiter, D. L.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    presented by the Association of Demand Side Management Professionals in November, 1993. This paper will follow the implementation and operation of the Green Building Program, with discussions on the successes, challenges, and modifications of the program...

  12. Origins of Analysis Methods Used to Design High Performance Commercial Buildings: Part III, Lighting and Daylighting Simulation

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    Oh, S.; Haberl, J.S.

    Origins of analysis methods used to design high performance commercial buildings: Part III, Lighting and daylighting simulation Sukjoon Oh Jeff S. Haberl Student Member ASHRAE Fellow ASHRAE This study is the third part of the review... methods used in lighting and daylighting simulation programs are described. In companion papers, the origins of the analysis methods of whole-building energy and solar energy analysis programs are reviewed(Oh and Haberl 2014a, 2014b). Introduction...

  13. Building Air Quality Alliance Program fro Building Management

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    Kettler, G. J.

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Indoor air quality (IAQ) has emerged as a major concern for building owners, managers, engineers and tenants. As the public recognizes the importance of healthy, comfortable. and productive indoor environments, their awareness and demand for good...

  14. Healthy Zero Energy Buildings (HZEB) Program Cross-Sectional

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    Healthy Zero Energy Buildings (HZEB) Program ­ Cross-Sectional Study of Contaminant Levels, Source Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer. #12;1 Final Report Healthy Zero Energy Buildings (HZEB) Program P. Sullivan, and William Fisk Environmental Energy Technologies Division February 2014 The research

  15. Simulation- Assisted Audit of an Air Conditioned Office Building

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    Bertagnolio, S.; Lebrun, J.; Hannay, J.; Silva, C. A.

    , an equation-based building-HVAC simulation tool is used to assist the audit. Fuel and electricity consumption are then interpreted and significant energy saving opportunities are identified....

  16. Simulation Models to Optimize the Energy Consumption of Buildings 

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    Burhenne, S.; Jacob, D.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In practice, building operation systems are only adjusted during commissioning. This is done manually and leads to failure-free but often inefficient operation. This work deals with the development of simulation models to describe and optimize...

  17. Building Load Simulation and Validation of an Office Building

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    Alghimlas, F.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) and daily occupancy seven and a half hours between 0730 and 1500 from Saturday to Wednesday. The simulation period was set to be from January 1 until December 31. A typical meteorological year (TMY) was used for the coastal areas of Kuwait. The results...

  18. Building Technologies Program - 1995 Annual Report

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    Selkowitz, S.E.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Design Tool for Small Commercial Buildings A DOE-funded industry/laboratory collaboration between the Passive Solardesign guidance for the optimal utiliza- tion of passive solar technologies in small commercial buildings.

  19. Real-Time Building Energy Simulation Using EnergyPlus and the Building Controls Test Bed

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    Pang, Xiufeng; Bhattachayra, Prajesh; O'Neill, Zheng; Haves, Philip; Wetter, Michael; Bailey, Trevor

    2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Most commercial buildings do not perform as well in practice as intended by the design and their performances often deteriorate over time. Reasons include faulty construction, malfunctioning equipment, incorrectly configured control systems and inappropriate operating procedures (Haves et al., 2001, Lee et al., 2007). To address this problem, the paper presents a simulation-based whole building performance monitoring tool that allows a comparison of building actual performance and expected performance in real time. The tool continuously acquires relevant building model input variables from existing Energy Management and Control System (EMCS). It then reports expected energy consumption as simulated of EnergyPlus. The Building Control Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB) is used as the software platform to provide data linkage between the EMCS, an EnergyPlus model, and a database. This paper describes the integrated real-time simulation environment. A proof-of-concept demonstration is also presented in the paper.

  20. Colorado State Capitol Building Geothermal Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Retrofit a large scale ground source heat pump system into a historic building located in a built up urban area.

  1. Presention: Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Component or Program Design Phase Access handbooks through navigation bar or central graphics Access Handbooks by Program Component After selecting a Program Component, the user...

  2. City of San Antonio, Texas Better Buildings Program

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    Meyer, Liza C.

    2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The San Antonio Better Buildings Program is a unified single?point?of?service energy efficiency delivery mechanism targeting residential, commercial, institutional, industrial and public buildings. This comprehensive and replicable energy efficiency program is designed to be an effective demand side management initiative to provide a seamless process for program participants to have turn?key access to expert analysis, support and incentives to improve the performance of their in?place energy using systems, while reducing electrical energy use and demand.

  3. Advancement of DOE's EnergyPlus Building Energy Simulation Payment

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    Lixing Gu; Don Shirey; Richard Raustad; Bereket Nigusse; Chandan Sharma; Linda Lawrie; Rich Strand; Curt Pedersen; Dan Fisher; Edwin Lee; Mike Witte; Jason Glazer; Chip Barnaby

    2011-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    EnergyPlus{sup TM} is a new generation computer software analysis tool that has been developed, tested, and commercialized to support DOEâ??s Building Technologies (BT) Program in terms of whole-building, component, and systems R&D (http://www.energyplus.gov). It is also being used to support evaluation and decision making of zero energy building (ZEB) energy efficiency and supply technologies during new building design and existing building retrofits. The 5-year project was managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory and was divided into 5 budget period between 2006 and 2011. During the project period, 11 versions of EnergyPlus were released. This report summarizes work performed by an EnergyPlus development team led by the University of Central Floridaâ??s Florida Solar Energy Center (UCF/FSEC). The team members consist of DHL Consulting, C. O. Pedersen Associates, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Oklahoma State University, GARD Analytics, Inc., and WrightSoft Corporation. The project tasks involved new feature development, testing and validation, user support and training, and general EnergyPlus support. The team developed 146 new features during the 5-year period to advance the EnergyPlus capabilities. Annual contributions of new features are 7 in budget period 1, 19 in period 2, 36 in period 3, 41 in period 4, and 43 in period 5, respectively. The testing and validation task focused on running test suite and publishing report, developing new IEA test suite cases, testing and validating new source code, addressing change requests, and creating and testing installation package. The user support and training task provided support for users and interface developers, and organized and taught workshops. The general support task involved upgrading StarTeam (team sharing) software and updating existing utility software. The project met the DOE objectives and completed all tasks successfully. Although the EnergyPlus software was enhanced significantly under this project, more enhancements are needed for further improvement to ensure that EnergyPlus is able to simulate the latest technologies and perform desired HAVC system operations for the development of next generation HVAC systems. Additional development will be performed under a new 5-year project managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

  4. Assessment of natural ventilation potentials on free-form architecture design using CFD simulations: a Learning Hub building in Singapore

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    Szu Cheng, CHIEN

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DESIGN USING CF D SIMULATIONS: A LEARNING HUB BUILDING INLearning Hub computational model. In order to build up the simulation

  5. Natural Ventilation in Buildings: Measurement in a Wind Tunnel and Numerical Simulation with Large Eddy Simulation

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    save energy consumed by the heating, ventilating, and air- conditioning systems in a building1 Natural Ventilation in Buildings: Measurement in a Wind Tunnel and Numerical Simulation@purdue.edu Abstract Natural ventilation in buildings can create a comfortable and healthy indoor environment, and can

  6. Simulator Building and Parameter Optimization of an Autonomous Robotic Fish

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    Hu, Huosheng

    Simulator Building and Parameter Optimization of an Autonomous Robotic Fish Jindong Liu, Huosheng@essex.ac.uk Abstract-- This paper presents a short review on the research of robotic fish. A simulation environment for robotic fish is built and the experiment shows that it is a convenient way to make research on the robotic

  7. Hourly Simulation of Grid-Connected PV Systems Using Realistic Building Loads (Preprint)

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    Balcomb, J.D.; Hayter, S.J. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory); Weaver, N.L. (InterWeaver Consulting)

    2001-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    This is one of two companion papers that describe the ENERGY-10 PV design tool computer simulation program. The other paper is titled ''ENERGY-10 Photovoltaics: A New Capability.'' Whereas this paper focuses on the PV aspects of the program, the companion paper focuses on the implementation method. The case study in this paper is a commercial building application, whereas the case study in the companion paper is a residential application with an entirely different building load characteristic. Together they provide a balanced view.

  8. Aggregate Building Simulator (ABS) Methodology Development, Application, and User Manual

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    Dirks, James A.; Gorrissen, Willy J.

    2011-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    As the relationship between the national building stock and various global energy issues becomes a greater concern, it has been deemed necessary to develop a system of predicting the energy consumption of large groups of buildings. Ideally this system is to take advantage of the most advanced energy simulation software available, be able to execute runs quickly, and provide concise and useful results at a level of detail that meets the users needs without inundating them with data. The resulting methodology that was developed allows the user to quickly develop and execute energy simulations of many buildings simultaneously, taking advantage of parallel processing to greatly reduce total simulation times. The result of these simulations can then be rapidly condensed and presented in a useful and intuitive manner.

  9. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Uses lessons learned from Better Buildings grantees, existing data, and private sector insights to highlight business models that can help develop a sustainable residential energy efficiency market.

  10. Better Buildings Residential Network Program Sustainability Peer...

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

    Ecolibrium3 (Duluth, MN) EnergyFit Nevada Gtech Strategies (Pittsburgh, PA) Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) 3 Better Buildings Residential Network ...

  11. Building Energy Modeling (BEM) Program Overview

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

    effective application of advanced BEM 3 DOE's Role BEM differs from windows, heat pumps & sensors * Information technology with no "unit" cost DOE can build it * An evaluation...

  12. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Partners | Department of...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    across the country to promote energy efficiency upgrades in homes and other buildings. Partners are making progress implementing energy efficiency improvements in their...

  13. Building Technologies Program - 1995 Annual Report

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    Selkowitz, S.E.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    demand- side management and marketing efforts. Features of the PowerDOE interface include on-line help, 3-D building

  14. Building Finite Element Analysis Programs in Distributed Services Environment

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    Stanford University

    1. Building Finite Element Analysis Programs in Distributed Services Environment Jun Peng1 and Kincho H. Law2 Abstract Traditional finite element analysis (FEA) programs are typically built on a dedicated computer using the developments offered by a finite element analysis (FEA) program. Typically

  15. Analytic target cascading in simulation-based building design R. Choudharya,*, A. Malkawib

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Papalambros, Panos

    Analytic target cascading in simulation-based building design R. Choudharya,*, A. Malkawib , P-criteria building performance problems are also discussed. Published by Elsevier B.V. Keywords: Simulation Building simulation's central concern is design performance. The field of building simulation is dedicated

  16. Better Buildings Residential Network Program Sustainability Peer...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    threads with energy efficiency programs and partners Resources and documents for energy efficiency programs and partners http:homeenergypros.lbl.govgroup...

  17. Presentation: Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Solution Center Overview Purpose: No More Starting from Scratch 5 Help residential energy efficiency programs minimize trial and error to achieve success. Help programs and...

  18. Strategies for coupling energy simulation and computational fluid dynamics programs

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Zhai, Zhiqiang; Chen, Qingyan; Klems, Joseph H.; Haves, Philip

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2000. “EnergyPlus: Energy Simulation Program” . ASHRAEA Coupled Airflow-and-Energy Simulation Program for IndoorSTRATEGIES FOR COUPLING ENERGY SIMULATION AND COMPUTATIONAL

  19. Validation of Simulated Thermal Comfort using a Calibrated Building Energy Simulation (BES) model in the context of Building Performance Evaluation & Optimisation

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    Coakley, D.; Corry, E. J.; Keane, M. M.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Building Energy Simulation (BES) models play a significant role in the design and optimisation of buildings. Simulation models may be used to compare the cost-effectiveness of Energy- Conservation Measures (ECMs) in the design stage as well...

  20. Snohomish County PUD No 1- Build with Energy Star Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Build with Energy Star Program from Snohomish County PUD No 1 is designed to encourage builders to include energy-efficient measures in new homes being built in Snohomish County and on Camano...

  1. TRANSCRIPT: Discover the New Better Buildings Residential Program...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    data collection. Today we have with us Danielle Sass Byrnett, supervisor of the Better Buildings Residential Program at the U.S. Department of Energy. And she will be giving us...

  2. 2014 Building America House Simulation Protocols

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the YouTube platform is always evolving, soFuel Cell2 -of Energy4 AMO2014 Building

  3. Energy-efficient buildings program evaluations. Volume 2: Evaluation summaries

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Lee, A.D.; Mayi, D.; Edgemon, S.D.

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document presents summaries of code and utility building program evaluations reviewed as the basis for the information presented in Energy-Efficient Buildings Program Evaluations, Volume 1: Findings and Recommendations, DOE/EE/OBT-11569, Vol. 1. The main purpose of this volume is to summarize information from prior evaluations of similar programs that may be useful background for designing and conducting an evaluation of the BSGP. Another purpose is to summarize an extensive set of relevant evaluations and provide a resource for program designers, mangers, and evaluators.

  4. Miami-Dade County- Sustainable Buildings Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    In 2005, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution to incorporate sustainable building measures into county facilities. In 2007, Ordinance 07-65 created the Sustainable...

  5. Building Technologies Program - 1995 Annual Report

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Selkowitz, S.E.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Integrated Design," Pro- ceedings of 15th Passive Solardesign guidance for the optimal utiliza- tion of passive solarDesign Tool for Small Commercial Buildings A DOE-funded industry/laboratory collaboration between the Passive Solar

  6. Building Technologies Program - 1995 Annual Report

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Selkowitz, S.E.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    hghting quality and energy-efficient design, and (2) to con-allows for more energy-efficient design but avoids costlycoun- tries to design energy-efficient buildings, to analyze

  7. Building Energy Codes Program | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative FuelsNovember 13, 2014 Building America Update - November 13, 2014InnovationsBuilding

  8. Conversion of three-dimensional graphic building models into input data for building energy calculation program

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hayek, Raja Fares

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the Reliability of the Translator . . DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSLATION PROGRAM Vl Vl1 1X Xl 13 17 17 18 18 18 19 20 CHAPTER The Modelling Pmgram . . Modelling Progratns Criteria for Selection of a Modelling Program Selection of a Modelling Program... APPENDICES . . APPENDIX I ELINK USER'S MANUAL II ELINK TUTORIAL III ADDITIONAL RELIABILITY TESTING RUNS IV ELINK PROGRAM LISTING VITA 60 60 61 64 65 67 69 70 81 91 96 133 LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE 1. Sequence of building project phases 2...

  9. Solution characters of iterative coupling between energy simulation and CFD programs

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    1 Solution characters of iterative coupling between energy simulation and CFD programs Zhiqiang Energy simulation (ES) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) provide important and complementary information for building energy and indoor environment designs. A coupled ES and CFD simulation can eliminate

  10. An indoorâ??outdoor building energy simulator to study urban modification effects on building energy use â?? Model description and validation

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    Yaghoobian, Neda; Kleissl, Jan

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    improve building energy simulation in  an  urban context, 38] J.A.  Clarke, Energy Simulation in Building Design, J.  Neymark, Building Energy Simulation Test (BESTEST) and 

  11. An Overview of the Building Energy Retrofit Research Program 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Mixon, W. R.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    fmhr *nr ID pdmn rn r.pc&a dm-(Irmab*rm-,ar .)ar~I~0'S,larU.S Oornmm -- AN OVERVIEW OF THE BUILDING ENERGY RETROFIT RESEARCH PROGRAM WILLIAM R. MIX ON^ Manager Building Energy Retrofit Research Program Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge... of achieving energy efficiency. REFERENCES 1. Oak Ridge Natlonal Laboratery, Single-Faally build in^ Retrofit Research Multi-Year Plan, FY 1986-W 1991, ORNL/CON-207, May 1986. 2. Diamond, R. C., C. A. Goldman, H. P. Modera, M. Rothkopf, M. H. Sherman...

  12. Building Technologies Program | Clean Energy | ORNL

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office511041clothAdvanced Materials Advanced MaterialsEnergy,Envelope SHARE BuildingBuilding Technologies

  13. Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: HVAC Systems

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    LBNL-6432E Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: HVAC Systems Xin Zhou1 , Tianzhen Hong2 programs (BEMPs) for HVAC calculations: EnergyPlus, DeST, and DOE-2.1E. This is a joint effort between purposes, BEMPs can be divided into load modules and HVAC system modules. This technical report

  14. Sensitivity of Building Energy Simulation with Building Occupancy for a University Building 

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    Chhajed, Shreyans

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Texas A&M University. The energy model for the building was created using the DOE-2 engine and validated with actual energy consumption data. As constructed building characteristics and occupancy loading data were used in the DOE-2 model. Parametric runs...

  15. Sensitivity of Building Energy Simulation with Building Occupancy for a University Building

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    Chhajed, Shreyans

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Texas A&M University. The energy model for the building was created using the DOE-2 engine and validated with actual energy consumption data. As constructed building characteristics and occupancy loading data were used in the DOE-2 model. Parametric runs...

  16. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Workforce Peer Exchange...

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

    launches these programs during slow seasons to help smooth hiring and keep upgrade projects in the contractors' pipeline. 22 Austin's Strategies and Lessons Learned * Austin...

  17. Better Buildings Residential Network Program Sustainability Peer...

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

    Residential Network Program Sustainability Peer Exchange Call: Operating as a Prime Contractor Call Slides and Discussion Summary Agenda - Operating as a Prime Contractor * Call...

  18. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Workforce Peer Exchange...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    September 27, 2012. Call Slides and Discussion Summary More Documents & Publications Working Capital for Contractors Strategies for Aligning Program Demand with Contractor's...

  19. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: HVAC Contractor Business Model Introduction

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: HVAC Contractor Business Model Introduction.

  20. Final Report: Preliminary Process and Market Evaluation: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Final Report: Preliminary Process and Market Evaluation: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program, December 2012.

  1. Origins of Analysis Methods Used to Design High Performance Commercial Buildings: Part I, Whole-Building Energy Simulation

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    Oh, S.; Haberl, J.S.

    loads. In this study, EnergyPlus (Crawley et al. 2001), DOE-2.1e (Winkelmann et al. 1993), eQUEST/DOE2.2 (LBNL and JJH 1998), TRACE (Trane 2013), HAP (Carrier 2013), and TRNSYS (Klein 1976) were studied as whole-building analysis simulation programs... 1987; Ouyang and Haghighat 1991; UIUC and LBNL 2012). The original WFs developed in 1967 and 1971, were also called pre-calculated WFs, which were pre-calculated for specific rooms such as light, medium, and heavy-weight constructions to be used...

  2. Survey and Analysis of Weather Data for Building Energy Simulations

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    Bhandari, Mahabir S [ORNL; Shrestha, Som S [ORNL; New, Joshua Ryan [ORNL

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In recent years, calibrated energy modeling of residential and commercial buildings has gained importance in a retrofit-dominated market. Accurate weather data plays an important role in this calibration process and projected energy savings. It would be ideal to measure weather data at the building location to capture relevant microclimate variation but this is generally considered cost-prohibitive. There are data sources publicly available with high temporal sampling rates but at relatively poor geospatial sampling locations. To overcome this limitation, there are a growing number of service providers that claim to provide real time and historical weather data for 20-35 km2 grid across the globe. Unfortunately, there is limited documentation from 3rd-party sources attesting to the accuracy of this data. This paper compares provided weather characteristics with data collected from a weather station inaccessible to the service providers. Monthly average dry bulb temperature; relative humidity; direct, diffuse and horizontal solar radiation; and wind speed are statistically compared. Moreover, we ascertain the relative contributions of each weather variable and its impact on building loads. Annual simulations are calculated for three different building types, including a closely monitored and automated energy efficient research building. The comparison shows that the difference for an individual variable can be as high as 90%. In addition, annual building energy consumption can vary by 7% while monthly building loads can vary by 40% as a function of the provided location s weather data.

  3. Calculating Energy Savings in High Performance Residential Buildings Programs: Preprint

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    Hendron, B.; Rarrar-Nagy, S.; Anderson, R.; Judkoff, R.; Reeves, P.; Hancock, E.

    2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Accurate and meaningful energy savings calculations are essential for the evaluation of residential energy efficiency programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), such as the Building America Program (a public-private partnership designed to achieve significant energy savings in the residential building sector). The authors investigated the feasibility of applying existing performance analysis methodologies such as the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) to the high performance houses constructed under Building America, which sometimes achieve whole-house energy savings in the 50-70% range. However, because Building America addresses all major end-use loads and because the technologies applied to Building America houses often exceed what is envisioned by energy codes and home-rating programs, the methodologies used in HERS and IECC have limited suitability, and a different approach was needed. The authors have researched these issues extensively over the past several years and developed a set of guidelines that draws upon work done by DOE's Energy Information Administration, the California Energy Commission, the International Code Council, RESNET, and other organizations that have developed similar methodologies to meet their needs. However, the final guidelines are tailored to provide accurate techniques for quantifying energy savings achieved by Building America to help policymakers assess the effectiveness of the program.

  4. Demand Shifting With Thermal Mass in Large Commercial Buildings: Field Tests, Simulation and Audits

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    Xu, Peng; Haves, Philip; Piette, Mary Ann; Zagreus, Leah

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    implement demand response programs involving buildingbased demand response (DR) technologies in real buildings.BUILDING AUDITS Introduction Customers’ attitudes to prospective utility demand response

  5. VALIDATION OF THE eCALC COMMERCIAL CODE-COMPLIANT SIMULATION VERSUS MEASURED DATA FROM AN OFFICE BUILDING IN A HOT AND HUMID CLIMATE

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    Cho, S.; Haberl, J.

    This paper compares the results of a calibrated simulation of a case-study building versus simulation using the web-based eCALC code-compliant commercial simulation program (Haberl et al., 2004). Previously, as-built calibrated simulation results...

  6. Building Information Modeling (BIM)-Based Daylighting Simulation and Analysis 

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    Kota, S.; Haberl, J.S.; Clayton, M.; Yan, W.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    will be converted into daylighting models to run on the daylighting simulation engines. Once the architect defines the architectural model in CAD, a simulation expert creates the simulation input file to perform daylighting analysis. Each tool has its own way... the Radiance input file is created, different Radiance utilities are called using MS Windows BATCH scripting for doing a daylighting analysis [15]. In addition to AutoCAD, Radiance also has many utility programs that help in converting different geometry...

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

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    Wetter, Michael

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    are Synchronous Data Flow (SDF) and Finite State Machines (FSM). We use SDF to control the communication of actors thatto simulation programs. In SDF, each actor is ?red when a ?

  8. Better Buildings Residential Network Program Sustainability Series...

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

    4th Thursday of every month at 12:30 and 3:00 ET Upcoming calls: Sept 11: Program Sustainability - Coordinating Energy Efficiency with Water Conservation Services Sept...

  9. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Financing Peer Exchange...

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

    for Community Power Works (Seattle) and Clean Energy Works Portland programs * Provides working capital two ways: As a no-interest line of credit of up to 50% of project...

  10. Demand Shifting With Thermal Mass in Large Commercial Buildings:Field Tests, Simulation and Audits

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Xu, Peng; Haves, Philip; Piette, Mary Ann; Zagreus, Leah

    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The principle of pre-cooling and demand limiting is to pre-cool buildings at night or in the morning during off-peak hours, storing cooling in the building thermal mass and thereby reducing cooling loads and reducing or shedding related electrical demand during the peak periods. Cost savings are achieved by reducing on-peak energy and demand charges. The potential for utilizing building thermal mass for load shifting and peak demand reduction has been demonstrated in a number of simulation, laboratory, and field studies (Braun 1990, Ruud et al. 1990, Conniff 1991, Andresen and Brandemuehl 1992, Mahajan et al. 1993, Morris et al. 1994, Keeney and Braun 1997, Becker and Paciuk 2002, Xu et al. 2003). This technology appears to have significant potential for demand reduction if applied within an overall demand response program. The primary goal associated with this research is to develop information and tools necessary to assess the viability of and, where appropriate, implement demand response programs involving building thermal mass in buildings throughout California. The project involves evaluating the technology readiness, overall demand reduction potential, and customer acceptance for different classes of buildings. This information can be used along with estimates of the impact of the strategies on energy use to design appropriate incentives for customers.

  11. Impact of the U.S. National Building Information Model Standard (NBIMS) on Building Energy Performance Simulation

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    Bazjanac, Vladimir

    2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. National Institute for Building Sciences (NIBS) started the development of the National Building Information Model Standard (NBIMS). Its goal is to define standard sets of data required to describe any given building in necessary detail so that any given AECO industry discipline application can find needed data at any point in the building lifecycle. This will include all data that are used in or are pertinent to building energy performance simulation and analysis. This paper describes the background that lead to the development of NBIMS, its goals and development methodology, its Part 1 (Version 1.0), and its probable impact on building energy performance simulation and analysis.

  12. Using DOE Commercial Reference Buildings for Simulation Studies: Preprint

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    Field, K.; Deru, M.; Studer, D.

    2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy developed 256 EnergyPlus models for use in studies that aim to characterize about 70% of the U.S. commercial building stock. Sixteen building types - including restaurants, health care, schools, offices, supermarkets, retail, lodging, and warehouses - are modeled across 16 cities to represent the diversity of U.S. climate zones. Weighting factors have been developed to combine the models in proportions similar to those of the McGraw-Hill Construction Projects Starts Database for 2003-2007. This paper reviews the development and contents of these models and their applications in simulation studies.

  13. A history of the Building Energy Standards Program

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    Shankle, D.L.; Merrick, J.A.; Gilbride, T.L.

    1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the history of the Pacific Northwest Laboratory`s (PNL`s) work in development of energy standards for commercial and residential construction in the United States. PNL`s standards development efforts are concentrated in the Building Energy Standards Program (the Program), which PNL conducts for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Codes and Standards. The Program has worked with DOE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE), and other building codes and standards organizations to develop, evaluate, and promulgate energy standards in all sectors of the building industry. This report describes the recent history of U.S. code development and PNL`s contributions through the 1980s and early 1990s, up to the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 1992. Impacts to standards development resulting from the passage of this act will be described in other reports.

  14. Building Energy Modeling (BEM) Program Overview

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: Theof Energy Future ofHydronicBuildingDepartmentDavidDepartment ofAmir Roth,

  15. DOE standard compliance demonstration program: An office building example

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    Bailey, S.A.; Keller, J.M.; Wrench, L.E.; Williams, C.J.

    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) issued interim new building energy standards (10 CFR 435 1989) to achieve maximum energy efficiency in the designs of new buildings. DOE then entered into a project to demonstrate and assess the impact of these standards on the design community. One area of focus was a test to see how a less conventional design-focused building would meet the standards` requirements -- DOE wanted to demonstrate that compliance with energy standards does not mean compromising the architectural intent of a building. This study, which was initiated at Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), illustrated the process by which compliance with the standards can be proven for a highly {open_quotes}design-oriented{close_quotes} office building. The study also assessed the impact of the whole building simulation compliance alternatives on design. This report documents the compliance requirements, gives a description of the sample building chosen for the study, provides general guidance for the compliance process, documents the method of compliance that was undertaken for the sample building, presents the results of the study, and provides a recommendation on how the compliance requirements could be improved to reflect more realistic use types.

  16. Determination of Retrofit Savings Using a Calibrated Building Energy Simulation Model

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    Reddy, S. N.; Hunn, B. D.; Hood, D. B.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents the development of a methodology to determine retrofit energy savings in buildings when few measured preretrofit data are available. Calibration of the DOE-2 building energy analysis computer program for a 250,000 ft2 building...

  17. Determination of Retrofit Savings Using a Calibrated Building Energy Simulation Model 

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    Reddy, S. N.; Hunn, B. D.; Hood, D. B.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents the development of a methodology to determine retrofit energy savings in buildings when few measured preretrofit data are available. Calibration of the DOE-2 building energy analysis computer program for a 250,000 ft2 building...

  18. Simulating Billion-Task Parallel Programs

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    Perumalla, Kalyan S [ORNL] [ORNL; Park, Alfred J [ORNL] [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In simulating large parallel systems, bottom-up approaches exercise detailed hardware models with effects from simplified software models or traces, whereas top-down approaches evaluate the timing and functionality of detailed software models over coarse hardware models. Here, we focus on the top-down approach and significantly advance the scale of the simulated parallel programs. Via the direct execution technique combined with parallel discrete event simulation, we stretch the limits of the top-down approach by simulating message passing interface (MPI) programs with millions of tasks. Using a timing-validated benchmark application, a proof-of-concept scaling level is achieved to over 0.22 billion virtual MPI processes on 216,000 cores of a Cray XT5 supercomputer, representing one of the largest direct execution simulations to date, combined with a multiplexing ratio of 1024 simulated tasks per real task.

  19. Use of Building Automation System Trend Data for Inputs Generation in Bottom-Up Simulation Calibration

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    Zibin, N. F.; Zmeureanu, R. G.; Love, J. A.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for analysis and use in simulation is very large. This paper explores automating the process of generating inputs from Building Automation System (BAS) trend data for use in building simulation software. A proof-of-concept prototype called the Automatic...

  20. Incentive program for energy efficient design of state buildings

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    Case, M.E.; Wingerden, J. [and others

    1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1996, the State of Utah instigated a pilot program intended to improve the energy efficiency of newly designed State buildings. The goal of the program was to show that buildings could be designed to be more energy efficient than the State's energy code, ASHRAE/IES 90.1, without adding to the construction costs. Four of the eight buildings beat the code by at least 50%; one by 40% and one by only 22%. One project is still in design. This paper summarizes the program's design, implementation and results through May 3, 1998. It presents an informal evaluation and discusses program highlights - both positive and negative. The difficulties--both technical and political--in using the ASHRAE Standard for Energy Efficient Design of New Buildings (ASHRAE/IES 90.1) in an incentive-based program are discussed. Possible solutions to specific problems are presented. The impact of incentives on the design teams, their methods and the resulting design are also discussed.

  1. Building a Web-Based Federated Simulation System with Jini and XML Xueqin Huang

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    Miller, John A.

    Building a Web-Based Federated Simulation System with Jini and XML Xueqin Huang John A. Miller 415 the process of building complex collaborative simulation systems, reuse of existing simulation models-Based federated simulation system, a group of simulation models residing on different machines attached

  2. Recovery Act: Training Program Development for Commercial Building Equipment Technicians

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    Leah Glameyer

    2012-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall goal of this project has been to develop curricula, certification requirements, and accreditation standards for training on energy efficient practices and technologies for commercial building technicians. These training products will advance industry expertise towards net-zero energy commercial building goals and will result in a substantial reduction in energy use. The ultimate objective is to develop a workforce that can bring existing commercial buildings up to their energy performance potential and ensure that new commercial buildings do not fall below their expected optimal level of performance. Commercial building equipment technicians participating in this training program will learn how to best operate commercial buildings to ensure they reach their expected energy performance level. The training is a combination of classroom, online and on-site lessons. The Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) developed curricula using subject matter and adult learning experts to ensure the training meets certification requirements and accreditation standards for training these technicians. The training targets a specific climate zone to meets the needs, specialized expertise, and perspectives of the commercial building equipment technicians in that zone. The combination of efficient operations and advanced design will improve the internal built environment of a commercial building by increasing comfort and safety, while reducing energy use and environmental impact. Properly trained technicians will ensure equipment operates at design specifications. A second impact is a more highly trained workforce that is better equipped to obtain employment. Organizations that contributed to the development of the training program include TEEX and the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) (both members of The Texas A&M University System). TEES is also a member of the Building Commissioning Association. This report includes a description of the project accomplishments, including the course development phases, tasks associated with each phase, and detailed list of the course materials developed. A summary of each year's activities is also included.

  3. Home energy rating system building energy simulation test (HERS BESTEST). Volume 2, Tier 1 and Tier 2 tests reference results

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    Judkoff, R.; Neymark, J.

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Building Energy Simulation Test (BESTEST) is a method for evaluating the credibility of software used by HERS to model energy use in buildings. The method provides the technical foundation for ''certification of the technical accuracy of building energy analysis tools used to determine energy efficiency ratings,'' as called for in the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (Title I, Subtitle A, Section 102, Title II, Part 6, Section 271). Certification is accomplished with a uniform set of test cases that Facilitate the comparison of a software tool with several of the best public-domain, state-of-the-art building energy simulation programs available in the United States. The HERS BESTEST work is divided into two volumes. Volume 1 contains the test case specifications and is a user's manual for anyone wishing to test a computer program. Volume 2 contains the reference results and suggestions for accrediting agencies on how to use and interpret the results.

  4. Report on extending the solar program in Federal buildings

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    Not Available

    1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The potential benefits of extending the Solar in Federal Buildings Program are presented. Some of these are: meeting National Energy Conservation Policy Act goals, centralized management of program elements, establish central coordination of federal agency solar activities, assert federal government leadership role in promoting solar technologies, guarantee market support to solar industry, expanding federal agency solar activities, development of private and public sector solar capabilities, and enhancement of solar product development effort. (MHR)

  5. Handbook: County Program Building for Texas Agricultural Extension Workers.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    1955-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    lkrc~ound bbmafbn Puklkiso b.Ammi)te88 and Tndlirfdods E~atluate and Project the County Program BASIC STEPS A TEXAS. AGRtCULTURAL EXTEPISION SERVICE [Blank Page in Original Bulletin] To A I1 &tension Workers: This handbook supplements... this handbook, we assume that each county has a program building committee of some kind. Because of the wide differences among vounties, no one organizational plan will fit all counties in detail. The handbook provides an organizational structure which can...

  6. To be presented at the International Building Performance Simulation Association Fourth International Conference, Madison, WI,

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    I LBL-37285 UC-1600 To be presented at the International Building Performance Simulation;#12;I LBL-37285 DA-333 To be presented at the International Building Performance Simulation Association and operation practice. Well developed algorithms exist for simulating the performance of buildings

  7. A new report delivers MSHP performance data for use in whole-building simulation tools.

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    A new report delivers MSHP performance data for use in whole-building simulation tools. Mini performance maps for use in whole-building simulation tools. Most public information on MSHP performance building simulation MSHP models. In the laboratory tests, researchers found that both MSHPs achieved

  8. TIME-VARYING LINEAR MODEL APPROXIMATION: APPLICATION TO THERMAL AND AIRFLOW BUILDING SIMULATION

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    TIME-VARYING LINEAR MODEL APPROXIMATION: APPLICATION TO THERMAL AND AIRFLOW BUILDING SIMULATION Nowadays, most of the numerical tools dedicated to simulating the thermal behavior of buildings, consider is demonstrated by its application to the simulation of a multi-zones building. THERMAL AND AIRFLOW MODELS

  9. Simulated Performance of Steel Moment-Resisting Frame Buildings in the ,**-Tokachi-oki Earthquake

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    Greer, Julia R.

    Simulated Performance of Steel Moment-Resisting Frame Buildings in the ,**- Tokachi-oki Earthquake of Technology Abstract We simulate the response of 0- and ,*-story steel moment-resisting frame buildings (US, our simulations indicate that flexible buildings would have been strongly excited by this earthquake

  10. Simulating Buoyancy-Driven Airflow in Buildings by1 Coarse-Grid Fast Fluid Dynamics2

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    1 Simulating Buoyancy-Driven Airflow in Buildings by1 Coarse-Grid Fast Fluid Dynamics2 Mingang Jin1. Introduction33 Whole-building airflow simulations are required in applications such as natural ventilation34 design, coupled building airflow and energy simulation, smoke control, and air quality diagnosis35

  11. The Austin Green Building Program: an analysis of the program's effectiveness

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    Tinker, Audrey Kristen

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    . One of the largest and most innovative programs in the state is the Austin Green Building Program (AGBP). It was the first program of its kind in the U.S. that rates new homes and remodels in regards to five categories related to sustainability...

  12. Residential Buildings Integration Program | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the.pdfBreakingMay 2015 < prevQuickEnergyforDepartment of Energy Program

  13. A Program Plan for Photovoltaic Buildings in Florida

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This document outlines plans developed by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) to support photovoltaic buildings application in the state through the first decade of the 21st century. The emphasis of this program is on identifying and increasing the value of rooftop systems to targeted end users through the use of application experiments.

  14. DOE passive solar commercial buildings program: project summaries

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    Not Available

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The 23 projects participating in this program comprise a wide range of building types including offices, retail establishments, educational facilities, public service facilities, community and visitor centers, and private specialized-use facilities, located throughout the United States. Summary data and drawings are presented for each project. (MHR)

  15. Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Program -- Market Research

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    McCabe, Molly J.; Wang, Na

    2012-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. Development of a Training Program for Commercial Building Technicians

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    Rinholm, Rod

    2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This project focused on developing and deploying a comprehensive program of 22 training modules, including certification requirements, and accreditation standards for commercial building technicians, to help achieve the full savings potential of energy efficient buildings, equipment, and systems. This curriculum extended the currently available commercial building technician programs -- training a labor force in a growing market area focused on energy efficiency. The program helps to remove a major market impediment to low energy/zero energy commercial building system acceptance, namely a lack of operating personnel capable of handling more complex high efficiency systems. The project developed a training curriculum for commercial building technicians, with particular focus on high-efficiency building technology, and systems. In Phase 1, the project team worked collaboratively in developing a draft training syllabus to address project objectives. The team identified energy efficiency knowledge gaps in existing programs and plans and plans to address the gaps with either modified or new curricula. In Phase 2, appropriate training materials were developed to meet project objectives. This material was developed for alternative modes of delivery, including classroom lecture materials, e-learning elements, video segments, exercises, and hands-on training elements. A Certification and Accreditation Plan and a Commercialization and Sustainability Plan were also investigated and developed. The Project Management Plan was updated quarterly and provided direction on the management approaches used to accomplish the expected project objectives. GTI project management practices tightly coordinate project activities using management controls to deliver optimal customer value. The project management practices include clear scope definition, schedule/budget tracking, risk/issue resolution and team coordination.

  17. Modelling Residential-Scale Combustion-Based Cogeneration in Building Simulation

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    Ferguson, A.; Kelly, N.; Weber, A.; Griffith, B.

    2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article describes the development, calibration and validation of a combustion-cogeneration model for whole-building simulation. As part of IEA Annex 42, we proposed a parametric model for studying residentialscale cogeneration systems based on both Stirling and internal combustion engines. The model can predict the fuel use, thermal output and electrical generation of a cogeneration device in response to changing loads, coolant temperatures and flow rates, and control strategies. The model is now implemented in the publicly-available EnergyPlus, ESP-r and TRNSYS building simulation programs. We vetted all three implementations using a comprehensive comparative testing suite, and validated the model's theoretical basis through comparison to measured data. The results demonstrate acceptable-to-excellent agreement, and suggest the model can be used with confidence when studying the energy performance of cogeneration equipment in non-condensing operation.

  18. Building Technologies Program: Tax Deduction Qualified Software- Hourly Analysis Program (HAP) version 4.50

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Provides required documentation that Hourly Analysis Program (HAP) version 4.50 meets Internal Revenue Code §179D, Notice 2006-52, dated June 2, 2006, for calculating commercial building energy and power cost savings.

  19. Building Technologies Program: Tax Deduction Qualified Software- Hourly Analysis Program (HAP) version 4.41

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Provides required documentation that Hourly Analysis Program (HAP) version 4.41 meets Internal Revenue Code §179D, Notice 2006-52, dated April 10, 2009, for calculating commercial building energy and power cost savings.

  20. International Energy Agency Implementing Agreements and Annexes: A Guide for Building Technologies Program Managers

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    Evans, Meredydd

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program,for solar and low energy buildings. Also relevant is HP IAcommercial zero-energy building (ZEB), -Improved operational

  1. International Energy Agency Implementing Agreements and Annexes: A Guide for Building Technologies Program Managers

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    Evans, Meredydd

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in Buildings & Community Systems, Demand-Side Management,Demand-Side Management Implementing Agreement (www.ieadsm.org) ECBCS Energy Conservation in BuildingsBuilding Technologies Program, Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Demand Side Management

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

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    Baumann, O.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    temperatures have been tested and analyzed within simulation calculations. SIMULATION MODEL Building Model The part of the building considered for this study is modeled using the TRNSYS Type 56 multi-zone building model [3]. The model consists of 13... is integrated into the TRNSYS building model [4]. System Model The detailed model of the peripheric systems, the occupancy and load schedules of the building and the control strategies is built using the appropriate types from the model library of TRNSYS...

  3. ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS PROGRAM. CHAPTER FROM ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT ANNUAL REPORT 1977

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    Authors, Various

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and A. H. Rosenfeld Energy Efficient Windows Program S.Verderber, and J. Klems Energy Efficient Lighting Program S.1978 A. K. OPPENHEIM Energy Efficient Buildings INTRODUCTION

  4. Simulation Models to Optimize the Energy Consumption of Buildings

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    Burhenne, S.; Jacob, D.

    of building simulation important parameters are the occupancy and the control parameters. For a simple zone model the simple hourly method (SHM) according to ISO 13790 is used. This zone model is based on a five resistances and one capacitance (5R1C...) model (Figure 5). Figure 5. Five resistances, one capacitance (5R1C) model [ISO 13790:2007, p. 29] According to ISO 13790 the intention of the simple hourly method is to have a transparent, reproducible and robust model with a limited...

  5. Computer simulations and experimental measurements of air distributions in buildings: past, present, and future

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    1 Computer simulations and experimental measurements of air distributions in buildings: past to perform computer simulations to calculate air distribution in buildings. The most advanced computer models, sustainable, and safe building, it is important to know the distributions of air velocity, air temperature

  6. SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS AND APPLICATION GUIDES FOR INTEGRATED BUILDING ENERGY AND CFD SIMULATION

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    1 SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS AND APPLICATION GUIDES FOR INTEGRATED BUILDING ENERGY AND CFD SIMULATION Engineering Purdue University 585 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088, USA Abstract Building energy suggestions on appropriate usage of the coupling simulation are provided. 1. Introduction Building energy

  7. Survey and Analysis of Weather Data for Building Energy Simulations Mahabir Bhandari, Som Shrestha, Joshua New

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    Wang, Xiaorui "Ray"

    potential energy savings measures in compliance with building code trade-offs and new legislationPage 1 Survey and Analysis of Weather Data for Building Energy Simulations Mahabir Bhandari, Som, climate, building energy simulation, EnergyPlus ABSTRACT In recent years, calibrated energy modeling

  8. Presented at SimBuild 2004, August 4-6, 2004, Boulder, CO, and published in the proceedings. A Simulation-Based Testing and Training Environment for Building

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    in the proceedings. A Simulation-Based Testing and Training Environment for Building Controls Peng Xu and Philip, Building Sustainability and Performance Through Simulation, August 4-6, 2004, Boulder, CO, USA A SIMULATION for controls testing and training is described. A real-time simulation of a building and HVAC system is coupled

  9. Building Performance Services: Guidelines and Program Test Progress Report

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    Anderson, K. J.; Tuffo, M.; Schick, S.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Alliance Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Schick Consulting Portland, OR Portland, OR Portland, OR ABSTRACT This paper presents the progress of the Building Performance Services (BPS) program begun in July 2002 as a partnership... year by 2010. REFERENCES Retro-commissioning Handbook for Facility Managers, Prepared for the Oregon Office of Energy by Portland Energy Conservation Inc. (PECI), March 2001. Energy Smart Operations?Low- and No-Cost Ways to Save Energy...

  10. Energy Audit and Simulated Conservation Opportunities for a Renovated Mixed-Use Academic Building

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    Bejrowski, M.; Manteufel, R.; Arnold, N.; Rashed-Ali, H.

    This paper describes an energy audit performed in a 97,760 ft2 (9082 m2) academic building at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The paper describes the building survey and a simulation of the building’s energy use using eQUEST software...

  11. Energy Audit and Simulated Conservation Opportunities for a Renovated Mixed-Use Academic Building 

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    Bejrowski, M.; Manteufel, R.; Arnold, N.; Rashed-Ali, H.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes an energy audit performed in a 97,760 ft2 (9082 m2) academic building at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The paper describes the building survey and a simulation of the building’s energy use using eQUEST software...

  12. COMBINED THERMAL MEASUREMENT AND SIMULATION FOR THE DETAILED ANALYSIS OF FOUR OCCUPIED LOW-ENERGY BUILDINGS

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    Gieseler, Udo D. J.

    COMBINED THERMAL MEASUREMENT AND SIMULATION FOR THE DETAILED ANALYSIS OF FOUR OCCUPIED LOW-ENERGY BUILDINGS U.D.J. Gieseler, F.D. Heidt1 , W. Bier Division of Building Physics and Solar Energy, University energy and temperature measurements of occupied buildings very well. These buildings repre- sent small

  13. An Exploratory Energy Analysis of Electrochromic Windows in Small and Medium Office Buildings - Simulated Results Using EnergyPlus

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    Belzer, David B.

    2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Program (BTP) has had an active research program in supporting the development of electrochromic (EC) windows. Electrochromic glazings used in these windows have the capability of varying the transmittance of light and heat in response to an applied voltage. This dynamic property allows these windows to reduce lighting, cooling, and heating energy in buildings where they are employed. The exploratory analysis described in this report examined three different variants of EC glazings, characterized by the amount of visible light and solar heat gain (as measured by the solar heat gain coefficients [SHGC] in their “clear” or transparent states). For these EC glazings, the dynamic range of the SHGC’s between their “dark” (or tinted) state and the clear state were: (0.22 - 0.70, termed “high” SHGC); (0.16 - 0.39, termed “low” SHGC); and (0.13 - 0.19; termed “very low” SHGC). These glazings are compared to conventional (static) glazing that meets the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004 energy standard for five different locations in the U.S. All analysis used the EnergyPlus building energy simulation program for modeling EC windows and alternative control strategies. The simulations were conducted for a small and a medium office building, where engineering specifications were taken from the set of Commercial Building Benchmark building models developed by BTP. On the basis of these simulations, total source-level savings in these buildings were estimated to range between 2 to 7%, depending on the amount of window area and building location.

  14. Buildings R&D Breakthroughs: Technologies and Products Supported by the Building Technologies Program

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    Weakley, Steven A.

    2012-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of the project described in this report is to identify and characterize commercially available products and emerging (near-commercial) technologies that benefited from the support of the Building Technologies Program (BTP) within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The investigation specifically focused on technology-oriented research and development (R&D) projects funded by BTP’s Emerging Technologies subprogram from 2005-2011.

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

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    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

  16. Interoperability of Computer Aided Design and Energy Performance Simulation to Improve Building Energy Efficiency and Performance 

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    Chaisuparasmikul, P.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper describes very significant novel interoperability and data modeling technology for existing building that maps a building information parametric model with an energy simulation model, establishing a seamless link between Computer Aided...

  17. A COMPARISON BETWEEN CODYRUN AND TRNSYS, SIMULATION MODELS FOR THERMAL BUILDINGS BEHAVIOUR.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A COMPARISON BETWEEN CODYRUN AND TRNSYS, SIMULATION MODELS FOR THERMAL BUILDINGS BEHAVIOUR. F different configurations and were build for different purposes. Simulations have been carried out on two; E.Mail : lucas@iremia.univ-reunion.fr ABSTRACT: Simulation codes of thermal behaviour could

  18. A SOFTWARE TOOL TO COMPARE MEASURED AND SIMULATED BUILDING ENERGY PERFORMANCE

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    LBNL-6184E A SOFTWARE TOOL TO COMPARE MEASURED AND SIMULATED BUILDING ENERGY PERFORMANCE DATA of California. #12;A SOFTWARE TOOL TO COMPARE MEASURED AND SIMULATED BUILDING ENERGY PERFORMANCE DATA Tobias and simulated performance data. In context of this method, we developed a software tool that provides graphing

  19. Development of a geometric database structure and sketching interface for energy simulation software for buildings

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    Zareen, Hadiba

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and responsive design solutions. Explicit representation of building design parameters are needed if computers are to be used to aid energy conscious design and evaluation. Energy calculation programs require data relating to building materials, occupancy...

  20. Evidence-based calibration of a building energy simulation model: Application to an office building in Belgium 

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    Bertagnolio, S.; Randaxhe, F.; Lemort, V.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy services play a growing role in the control of energy consumption and the improvement of energy efficiency in non-residential buildings. This work consists in the application of a simulation-based approach dedicated to whole-building energy...

  1. Simulation Technology Laboratory Building 970 hazards assessment document

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    Wood, C.L.; Starr, M.D.

    1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Department of Energy Order 5500.3A requires facility-specific hazards assessments be prepared, maintained, and used for emergency planning purposes. This hazards assessment document describes the chemical and radiological hazards associated with the Simulation Technology Laboratory, Building 970. The entire inventory was screened according to the potential airborne impact to onsite and offsite individuals. The air dispersion model, ALOHA, estimated pollutant concentrations downwind from the source of a release, taking into consideration the toxicological and physical characteristics of the release site, the atmospheric conditions, and the circumstances of the release. The greatest distances at which a postulated facility event will produce consequences exceeding the ERPG-2 and Early Severe Health Effects thresholds are 78 and 46 meters, respectively. The highest emergency classification is a Site Area Emergency. The Emergency Planning Zone is 100 meters.

  2. EL Program: Net-Zero Energy, High-Performance Build Program Manager: William Healy, Energy and Environment Div

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    EL Program: Net-Zero Energy, High-Performance Build Program Manager: William Healy, Energy the nation towards net-zero energy, high- performance buildings in a cost-effective manner while maintaining a healthy indoor environment. The research program will target the objective of net-zero operation by 1

  3. Solution characters of iterative coupling between energy simulation and CFD programs

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    Zhai, John Z.

    States, building services consume more than one third of the primary energy consumption and twoSolution characters of iterative coupling between energy simulation and CFD programs Zhiqiang Zhaia Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307, USA b School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1288

  4. The MIT Design Advisor : simple and rapid energy simulation of early-stage building designs

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    Urban, Bryan J. (Bryan James)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Simulation tools, when applied early in the design process, can considerably reduce the energy demand of newly constructed buildings. For a simulation tool to assist with design, it must be easy to use, provide feedback ...

  5. Agents and artefacts for multiple models co-evolution Building complex system simulation as a set of interacting models

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Agents and artefacts for multiple models co-evolution Building complex system simulation as a set of modelling style. [...] Thus the distinction in Cite as: AA4MM: Building complex system simulation as a set. The challenge is then to allow those scientists to build a complex simulation from their own building blocks

  6. For presentation at Building Simulation '99, International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), September 13-15, 1999, in Kyoto, Japan, and to be published in the Proceedings.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    .S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098. THERM 2.0: A BUILDING COMPONENT MODEL FOR STEADY-dimensional heat transfer simulations require complex methods for describing the model geometry. This added #12;1 THERM 2.0: A BUILDING COMPONENT MODEL FOR STEADY-STATE TWO-DIMENSIONAL HEAT TRANSFER Charlie

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

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

    1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  8. Computer Simulation of Cooling Effect of Wind Tower on Passively Ventilated Building

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    Seryak, J.; Kissock, J. K.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Computer Simulation of Cooling Effect of Wind Tower on Passively Ventilated Building John Seryak Kelly Kissock Project Engineer Associate Professor Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering... University of Dayton Dayton, Ohio ABSTRACT Traditional buildings are cooled and ventilated by mechanically induced drafts. Natural ventilation aspires to cool and ventilate a building by natural means, such as cross ventilation or wind towers...

  9. Computational Science Technical Note CSTN-052 Simulation Modelling and Visualisation: Toolkits for Building Artificial Worlds

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    Hawick, Ken

    }, title = {Simulation Modelling and Visualisation: Toolkits for Building Artificial Worlds}, journal0 Computational Science Technical Note CSTN-052 Simulation Modelling and Visualisation: Toolkits for Building Artificial Worlds Daniel Peter Playne and Anton P Gerdelan and Arno Leist and Chris J Scogings

  10. DIAGNOSIS OF INSULATED BUILDING WALLS USING PASSIVE INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY AND NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    DIAGNOSIS OF INSULATED BUILDING WALLS USING PASSIVE INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY AND NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS This work presents the thermal monitoring of a multi-layered wall of a restored building (PANISSE platform parameters. Then they are compared with thermocouple measurements and numerical simulations. KEYWORDS

  11. GRADUATE STUDIES IN BUILDING TECHNOLOGY AN INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAM INCLUDING

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    Reif, Rafael

    materials industry, in building construction and industrialized buildings, as well as practice buildings; and new housing construction costs represent about eight percent of the annual GNP. The average to the construction of new buildings, to the retrofit or rehabilitation of existing buildings and to the efficient

  12. Laboratory simulation of subsurface airflow beneath a building

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    Corsello, Joseph William

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Vapor intrusion is the vapor-phase migration of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into buildings due to subsurface soil or groundwater contamination. Oxygen replenishment rates beneath a building are significant for ...

  13. Study of natural ventilation in buildings with large eddy simulation

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    Jiang, Yi, 1972-

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With the discovery of many economic, environmental, and health problems in sealed and mechanically ventilated buildings, the concept of natural ventilation has been revived. "Buildings that breathe" have become more and ...

  14. Building Simulation Modelers Are we big data ready?

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    Tennessee, University of

    · Plugs · Lights · Range · Washer · Radiated heat · Dryer · Refrigerator · Dishwasher · Heat pump air flow buildings during the development process. Fleet of Residential `Test Buildings' Two Light Commercial `Test Buildings' #12;7 Real demonstration facilities Residential homes 2800 ft2 residence 269 sensors @ 15-minutes

  15. Simulation as a Tool to Develop Guidelines of Envelope Design of a Typical Office Building in Egypt

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    Samaan, M.M.; Ahmed, A.N.; Farag, O.M.A.; El-Sayed Khalil, M.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the use of building performance simulation software in order to develop guidelines for designing energy-efficient office building. In Egypt energy codes for all building types are being under development. On the other hand...

  16. Modeling National Impacts for the Building America Program

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    Coughlin, Katie M.; McNeil, Michael A.

    2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Wetter, Michael

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and a core zone. The envelope thermal properties meet ASHRAEis the thermal zone and the building envelope model that was

  18. Computer Energy Modeling Techniques for Simulation Large Scale Correctional Institutes in Texas 

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    Heneghan, T.; Haberl, J. S.; Saman, N.; Bou-Saada, T. E.

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Building energy simulation programs have undergone an increase in use for evaluating energy consumption and energy conservation retrofits in buildings. Utilization of computer simulation programs for large facilities with multiple buildings, however...

  19. The State Energy Program: Building Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Capacity in the States

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This study documents the capacity-building effects that the federal State Energy Program (SEP) has had on the states' capacity to design, manage and implement energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.

  20. Practical experience in achieving high levels of accuracy in energy simulations of existing buildings

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    Waltz, J.P. [Energy Resource Associates, Livermore, CA (United States)

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The computer simulation of existing buildings presents unique problems and opportunities. A high level of accuracy can only be achieved through optimization of three factors: (1) an intimate understanding of the simulation tool; (2) an intimate understanding of the building to be simulated; (3) careful analysis and critique of output data. Optimization of these factors regularly produces computer simulations within 5% of the measured consumption. Examples of the optimization means are provided in this article. The values of computerized simulation in an energy services (ESCO) contract are also discussed.

  1. Building Technologies Office: EnergyPlus Energy Simulation Software

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    tools to support whole building energy modeling using EnergyPlus and advanced daylight analysis using Radiance. OpenStudio is an open source project to facilitate community...

  2. Co-simulation of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings

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    Trcka, Marija

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    General-Purpose Approach for Co-Simulation with ADAMS. In :and to scale the use of co-simulation to a large communitymore research and development. Co-simulation has been

  3. 16th Int. Conf. on Computer Graphics (GRAPHICON), Novosibirsk, Russia, July 2006 Mobile Robot Mapping and Immersive Building Simulation

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    Latecki, Longin Jan

    Mapping and Immersive Building Simulation Rolf Lakaemper1 , Ali M. Malkawi2 , Ravi S. Srinivasan2. The CFD simulation module facilitates the prediction of building performance data based on the spatial], structural analysis [2], building performance [3,4], etc. CFD simulation is employed to iteratively solve

  4. Study of residential dehumidifiers results in practical performance curves for use in whole-building simulation tools.

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    -building simulation tools. Dehumidifiers remove moisture from a home's indoor environment, thereby increasing occupant dehumidifier to be simulated in whole-building analysis tools. NREL researchers also defined a new, generalized determine moisture removal capacities and efficiencies.Whole-building simulation tool performance curves

  5. Building a motor simulation de novo: Observation of dance by dancers

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    Hamilton, Antonia

    Building a motor simulation de novo: Observation of dance by dancers Emily S. Cross, Antonia F. de simulation identifies brain areas that are active while imagining or performing simple overlearned actions. We hypothesized that activity in premotor areas would increase as participants observed and simulated

  6. Hotbox Test R-value Database and the Building Envelopes Program (BEP)

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

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

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Wetter, Michael

    2009-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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

  8. Scenario analysis of retrofit strategies for reducing energy consumption in Norwegian office buildings

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    Engblom, Lisa A. (Lisa Allison)

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Model buildings were created for simulation to describe typical office buildings from different construction periods. A simulation program was written to predict the annual energy consumption of the buildings in their ...

  9. Physical Building Information Modeling for Solar Building Design and Simulation- Annual Report 2011

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Yan, W.; Haberl, J.; Clayton, M.; Jeong, W.; Kim, J.; Kota, S.; Alcocer, J.; Dixit, M.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    information from BIM to Radiance. For Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV), we have researched on how to build solar models in BIM that can calculate solar position and solar insolation. 1.2 Research on BIM simplification methods, BIM topology, and data... we will continue investigating the use of Modelica to integrate the daylighting modeling with thermal modeling. 4 c) BIPV prototypes We have developed a Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) prototype in the BIM (Autodesk Revit) platform...

  10. Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: HVAC Systems

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Zhou, Xin

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Mehry Yazdanian. Comparisons of HVAC Simulations betweeninformation Comparison of HVAC System Simulations inCLT (kW) Comparison of HVAC System Simulations in Different

  11. Report on High Performance Building's Energy Modeling, Physical Building Information Modeling for Solar Building Design and Simulation

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Alcocer, J.; Haberl, J. S.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report was created for the National Science Foundation-Physical Building Information Modeling (NSF-PBIM) project. This report describes the analysis of a solar office building using the following software: the legacy tools (DOE 2.1e, the F...

  12. Report on High Performance Building's Energy Modeling, Physical Building Information Modeling for Solar Building Design and Simulation 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Alcocer, J.; Haberl, J. S.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report was created for the National Science Foundation-Physical Building Information Modeling (NSF-PBIM) project. This report describes the analysis of a solar office building using the following software: the legacy tools (DOE 2.1e, the F...

  13. 2013 Building Technologies Office Program Peer Review Report...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    (SOM) used EnergyPlus to design a new 380,000 square foot federal office building in West Virginia. The building has an advanced ventilated double facade and uses low-energy...

  14. Burbank Water and Power- Green Building Incentive Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Green Building Council is a non-profit organization that promotes the design and construction of buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and...

  15. Lincoln County- LEED-Certified Building Incentive Program (North Carolina)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Lincoln county is providing an incentive for the construction of certified green buildings in the commercial and industrial sector. Only newly constructed buildings are eligible, and they must have...

  16. Impact of 2003 Building Technology, State and Community Programs on United States Employment and Earned Income

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Scott, Michael J.; Hostick, Donna J.; Elliott, Douglas B.

    2002-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    As part of measuring the impact of government programs for improving the energy efficiency of the nation's building stock, this report uses the ImBuild II model to assess the future economic impacts of Department of Energy Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs (BTS) FY 2003 portfolio of programs, specifically the potential impact on national employment and income. The energy savings expected to be created by market penetration of the BTS programs have the potential of creating nearly 270,000 jobs and about $3.41 billion in wage income(1999$) by the year 2030.

  17. Integrating Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Systems in Whole Building Energy Simulation 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Cho, S.; Haberl, J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  18. Building Dynamic Models of Service Compositions with Simulation of Provision Resources

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Dustdar, Schahram

    Building Dynamic Models of Service Compositions with Simulation of Provision Resources Dragan compositions depends both on the composition structure, and on planning and management of compu- tational resources necessary for provision. Resource constraints on the service provider side have impact

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

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    the wall cavities were not insulated during construction or where the insulating material has settled properties of building materials, insulation levels, and the temperature dependence of conduction throughNREL researchers discover ways to increase accuracy in building energy simulations tools to improve

  20. Simulating Natural Ventilation in and Around Buildings by Fast Fluid Mingang Jin1

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    1 Simulating Natural Ventilation in and Around Buildings by Fast Fluid Dynamics Mingang Jin1-765-496-7562 Fax: +1-765-494-0539 ABSTRACT Natural ventilation is a sustainable technology that can provide a well-built environment and also save energy. The application of natural ventilation to buildings requires a careful

  1. Simulation and Analysis of Energy Consumption of Public Building in Chongquig 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, G.; Lu, J.; Chen, J.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Calculation and analysis of energy consumption must be on the base of simulation of building load. DeST is adopted to calculate dynamic cooling load of the main building in Chongqing city. Then water chilling unit's plant capability is checked...

  2. Dynamic Simulation and Analysis of Heating Energy Consumption in a Residential Building 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Liu, J.; Yang, M.; Zhao, X.; Zhu, N.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In winter, much of the building energy is used for heating in the north region of China. In this study, the heating energy consumption of a residential building in Tianjin during a heating period was simulated by using the EnergyPlus energy...

  3. Performance of Coupled Building Energy and CFD Simulations Zhiqiang (John) Zhai

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    , West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088, USA Abstract The integration of building energy simulation (ES efficiency, and energy consumption. Based on the information, a building designer is able to modify his and accurate convective heat transfers that help ES to calculate more accurately total energy consumption

  4. Dynamic Simulation and Analysis of Heating Energy Consumption in a Residential Building

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Liu, J.; Yang, M.; Zhao, X.; Zhu, N.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In winter, much of the building energy is used for heating in the north region of China. In this study, the heating energy consumption of a residential building in Tianjin during a heating period was simulated by using the EnergyPlus energy...

  5. Simulation and Analysis of Energy Consumption of Public Building in Chongquig

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, G.; Lu, J.; Chen, J.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Calculation and analysis of energy consumption must be on the base of simulation of building load. DeST is adopted to calculate dynamic cooling load of the main building in Chongqing city. Then water chilling unit's plant capability is checked...

  6. Building Technologies Program: Tax Deduction Qualified Software- Green Building Studio Web Service version 3.0

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Provides required documentation that Green Building Studio Web Service version 3.0 meets Internal Revenue Code §179D, Notice 2006-52, dated June 2, 2006, for calculating commercial building energy and power cost savings.

  7. Building Technologies Program: Tax Deduction Qualified Software ? Green Building Studio Web Service version 3.1

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Provides required documentation that Green Building Studio Web Service version 3.1 meets Internal Revenue Code §179D, Notice 2006-52, dated June 2, 2006, for calculating commercial building energy and power cost savings.

  8. Building Technologies Program: Tax Deduction Qualified Software- VisualDOE version 4.1 build 0002

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Provides required documentation that VisualDOE version 4.1 build 0002 meets Internal Revenue Code §179D, Notice 2006-52, dated June 2, 2006, for calculating commercial building energy and power cost savings.

  9. Experiences of Using Models and Information of Building Automation System in Commissioning

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Keranen, H.; Kalema, T.; Pesonen, A.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Simulation programs are widely used in the design of heating and cooling devices. However, modeling of the whole building with simulation programs is exceptional at least in Finland. We have built and utilized whole building models in a...

  10. Co-Simulation of Building Energy and Control Systems with the Building

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    , Simulink and the Modelica modeling and simulation environment Dy- mola. The additions also allow executing

  11. Titan Simulates Earthquake Physics Necessary for Safer Building...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    simulations took 24 hours to run on Jaguar, but the higher frequency, higher resolution simulations took only five and a half hours on Titan. And considering the "big one" could...

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. Co-simulation of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Trcka, Marija

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wetter, M. , 2009. Modelica-based Modeling and Simulation totools like TRNSYS or Modelica [http://www.modelica.org] have

  14. City of Detroit- SmartBuildings Detroit Grant Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    '''''Note: This program is no longer accepting applications. Check the program web site for information regarding future solicitations.'''''...

  15. Training and Certification Program for Certified Energy Auditors (CEA) and Certified Building Commissioning Professionals (CBCP)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Kent, Bill

    2012-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) has offered energy efficiency training and certification programs for over 30 years. During that time AEE has certified more than 22,000 professionals. All of our certification programs are the result of extensive industry research and program development and oversight by certification boards. For this project award, AEE proposed to work with the Department of Energy to utilize and extend existing industry recognized Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) and Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) programs under this Training Program Development Announcement. These expanded training programs will have significant impact in training professionals for building commissioning and energy auditing to achieve the goal of bringing existing buildings up to their optimal energy performance potential and ensuring that new buildings maintain their expected optimal level of performance. The goals and objectives of the training development project were achieved with the development of new training programs that are now being offered as self-sustaining commercial training and certification programs. These new programs are training and certifying professionals who are accomplishing the goal of increasing building energy performance in both existing and new buildings.

  16. A study on metrics for simulation programming languages

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    Nallapati, Kumar V.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    proposes models for metrics specially designed for use in simulation modeling which can help in evaluating the performance and resource requirements of simulation programming languages. Certain existing software metrics for general purpose programming... GPSS and SIMAN. With these characteristics and the existing metrics, models were developed for evaluation of software and hardware requirements for a given simulation problem. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I thank Dr. Sallie Sheppard, Chairperson of my committee...

  17. Integrating Building Information Modeling with Object-Oriented Physical Modeling for Building Thermal Simulation

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    Jeong, Woon Seong

    2014-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

    the framework, and (2) the model manually created using Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Modelica Buildings library. The results show that the framework: (1) enables BIM models to be translated into ModelicaBEM models, (2) enables system interface...

  18. Home energy rating system building energy simulation test (HERS BESTEST): Volume 1, Tier 1 and Tier 2 tests user's manual

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Judkoff, R.; Neymark, J.

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Building Energy Simulation Test (BESTEST) is a method for evaluating the credibility of software used by HERS to model energy use in buildings. The method provides the technical foundation for ''certification of the technical accuracy of building energy analysis tools used to determine energy efficiency ratings,'' as called for in the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (Title I, subtitle A,l Section 102, Title II, Part 6, Section 271). Certification is accomplished with a uniform set of test cases that facilitate the comparison of a software tool with several of the best public-domain, state-of-the-art building energy simulation programs available in the United States. This set of test cases represents the Tier 1 and Tier 2 Tests for Certification of Rating Tools as described in DOE 10 CFR Part 437 and the HERS Council Guidelines for Uniformity (HERS Council). A third Tier of tests not included in this document is also planned.

  19. Clean Energy Program Policy Brief. The Value of Energy Performance and Green Attributes in Buildings: Review of Existing Literature and Recommendations for Future Research.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Stuart, Elizabeth

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    nationwide.   the Green Building  (range of green  New http://www.southface.org/green? building?services/programs/regarding residential green building and provide further

  20. Building Energy Simulation & Modeling | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directed offOCHCO OverviewAttachments EnergyFebruary 29 - MarchCodes Resources BuildingInnovation |Building

  1. Co-Simulation of Detailed Whole Building with the Power System to Study Smart Grid Applications

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Makhmalbaf, Atefe; Fuller, Jason C.; Srivastava, Viraj; Ciraci, Selim; Daily, Jeffrey A.

    2014-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Modernization of the power system in a way that ensures a sustainable energy system is arguably one of the most pressing concerns of our time. Buildings are important components in the power system. First, they are the main consumers of electricity and secondly, they do not have constant energy demand. Conventionally, electricity has been difficult to store and should be consumed as it is generated. Therefore, maintaining the demand and supply is critical in the power system. However, to reduce the complexity of power models, buildings (i.e., end-use loads) are traditionally modeled and represented as aggregated “dumb” nodes in the power system. This means we lack effective detailed whole building energy models that can support requirements and emerging technologies of the smart power grid. To gain greater insight into the relationship between building energy demand and power system performance, it is important to constitute a co-simulation framework to support detailed building energy modeling and simulation within the power system to study capabilities promised by the modern power grid. This paper discusses ongoing work at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and presents underlying tools and framework needed to enable co-simulation of building, building energy systems and their control in the power system to study applications such as demand response, grid-based HVAC control, and deployment of buildings for ancillary services. The optimal goal is to develop an integrated modeling and simulation platform that is flexible, reusable, and scalable. Results of this work will contribute to future building and power system studies, especially those related to the integrated ‘smart grid’. Results are also expected to advance power resiliency and local (micro) scale grid studies where several building and renewable energy systems transact energy directly. This paper also reviews some applications that can be supported and studied using the framework introduced to understand their implications before they can be successfully implemented in the power system.

  2. The State Energy Program: Building Energy Efficiency and Renewable...

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

    * Understanding of building control equipment, systems, software and operations. * Renewable energy technology and equipment fundamentals and an understanding of how they...

  3. Discover the New Better Buildings Residential Program Solution...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    (text version) Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers Webinar on Building Design & Passive Solar Transcript February 13, 2013 Webinar: Preliminary Process and Market Evaluation...

  4. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: Executive Summary

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Uses lessons learned from Better Buildings grantees, existing data, and private sector insights to highlight business models that can help develop a sustainable residential energy efficiency market.

  5. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: Introduction

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Uses lessons learned from Better Buildings grantees, existing data, and private sector insights to highlight business models that can help develop a sustainable residential energy efficiency market.

  6. Study of natural ventilation in buildings by large eddy simulation Yi Jiang and Qingyan Chen*

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    1 Study of natural ventilation in buildings by large eddy simulation Yi Jiang and Qingyan Chen 02139 *Phone: (617) 253-7714, Fax: (617) 253-6152, Email: qchen@mit.edu Abstract Natural ventilation in the mechanical ventilation systems. Two subgrid-scale models of large eddy simulation (LES), a Smagorinsky

  7. Simulation of wind driven ventilative cooling systems for an apartment building in Beijing and Shanghai

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    1 Simulation of wind driven ventilative cooling systems for an apartment building in Beijing., Glicksman, L.R. and Norford, L.K. 2002. "Simulation of wind driven ventilative cooling systems evaluation of two passive cooling strategies, daytime ventilation and night cooling, for a generic, six

  8. Co-simulation of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Trcka, Marija

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Integrated Simulation for HVAC Per- formance Prediction:air-conditioning equipment models (HVAC BESTEST), volume 1:air-conditioning equipment models (HVAC BESTEST), volume 2:

  9. Purdue Contribution of Fusion Simulation Program

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    Jeffrey Brooks

    2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall science goal of the FSP is to develop predictive simulation capability for magnetically confined fusion plasmas at an unprecedented level of integration and fidelity. This will directly support and enable effective U.S. participation in research related to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) and the overall mission of delivering practical fusion energy. The FSP will address a rich set of scientific issues together with experimental programs, producing validated integrated physics results. This is very well aligned with the mission of the ITER Organization to coordinate with its members the integrated modeling and control of fusion plasmas, including benchmarking and validation activities. [1]. Initial FSP research will focus on two critical areas: 1) the plasma edge and 2) whole device modeling including disruption avoidance. The first of these problems involves the narrow plasma boundary layer and its complex interactions with the plasma core and the surrounding material wall. The second requires development of a computationally tractable, but comprehensive model that describes all equilibrium and dynamic processes at a sufficient level of detail to provide useful prediction of the temporal evolution of fusion plasma experiments. The initial driver for the whole device model (WDM) will be prediction and avoidance of discharge-terminating disruptions, especially at high performance, which are a critical impediment to successful operation of machines like ITER. If disruptions prove unable to be avoided, their associated dynamics and effects will be addressed in the next phase of the FSP. The FSP plan targets the needed modeling capabilities by developing Integrated Science Applications (ISAs) specific to their needs. The Pedestal-Boundary model will include boundary magnetic topology, cross-field transport of multi-species plasmas, parallel plasma transport, neutral transport, atomic physics and interactions with the plasma wall. It will address the origins and structure of the plasma electric field, rotation, the L-H transition, and the wide variety of pedestal relaxation mechanisms. The Whole Device Model will predict the entire discharge evolution given external actuators (i.e., magnets, power supplies, heating, current drive and fueling systems) and control strategies. Based on components operating over a range of physics fidelity, the WDM will model the plasma equilibrium, plasma sources, profile evolution, linear stability and nonlinear evolution toward a disruption (but not the full disruption dynamics). The plan assumes that, as the FSP matures and demonstrates success, the program will evolve and grow, enabling additional science problems to be addressed. The next set of integration opportunities could include: 1) Simulation of disruption dynamics and their effects; 2) Prediction of core profile including 3D effects, mesoscale dynamics and integration with the edge plasma; 3) Computation of non-thermal particle distributions, self-consistent with fusion, radio frequency (RF) and neutral beam injection (NBI) sources, magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and short-wavelength turbulence.

  10. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Peer Exchange Call: Administerin...

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

    energy efficiency programs as a non-profit? * Potential Discussion Topics: Running a nonprofit like a for-profit for program sustainability Working collaboratively...

  11. To Be Presented at the Advanced Simulation Technology Symposium (ASTC), Washington DC, April 2004. Building Simulation Modeling Environments Using Systems Theory and Software

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    . Building Simulation Modeling Environments Using Systems Theory and Software Architecture Principles Hessam the relationships between the realm of (i) model building and simulation execution in conjunction with (ii) softwareTo Be Presented at the Advanced Simulation Technology Symposium (ASTC), Washington DC, April 2004

  12. Physical Building Information Modeling for Solar Building Design and Simulation- Annual Report 2012

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Yan, W.; Haberl, J.; Clayton, M.; Jeong, W.; Kim, J.; Kota, S.; Alcocer, J.; Dixit, M.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . 6 Figure 6. Radiance rendering of the wall. c) BIM to BiPV We developed a Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BiPV) prototype in a BIM platform (Autodesk Revit) to calculate solar position and determine the amount of solar insolation from given... as the weather file. ? The room is lifted up from the earth, so the floor slab is not attached to the ground. ? This one room model consists of a roof, a floor, and four walls. ? No windows and doors are installed. ? All building components are made up of a...

  13. Development of a Simulation Toolkit for the Selection of High-Performance Systems for Office Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates (Phase I: Calibrated Simulation of the Case Study Building)

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    Cho, S.; Haberl, J. S.

    the DOE-2 simulation models to the buildings. Haberl et al. (1995) showed the impact of using measured weather data in a DOE-2 simulation. They compared the simulation results of using the Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) weather data with those.... Table 6 and Table 7 show the SYSTEMS inputs and PLANT inputs, respectively. Initial Simulation Results The initial simulation was performed using design data available from the building drawings and TMY2 Houston weather data. The hourly...

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

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    Wetter, Michael

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Michael Wetter, and Jan Hensen. Comparison of co-simulationTransactions, 104(1), Jan L. M. Hensen. A comparison of

  15. A FAST MODEL-BUILDING METHOD FOR TIME SERIES USING GENETIC PROGRAMMING

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    A FAST MODEL-BUILDING METHOD FOR TIME SERIES USING GENETIC PROGRAMMING I. Yoshihara Faculty) financial problems e.g. stock price indices and gold prices. The experiments lead us to the conclusion

  16. Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Program Overview and Technical Protocol (Version 1.1)

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    Wang, Na; Goel, Supriya; Makhmalbaf, Atefe

    2013-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is developing a voluntary national scoring system for commercial buildings to help building owners and managers assess a building’s energy-related systems independent of operations. The goal of the score is to facilitate cost-effective investment in energy efficiency improvements of commercial buildings. The system, known as the Commercial Building Energy Asset Score, will allow building owners and managers to compare their building infrastructure against peers and track building upgrades over time. The system will also help other building stakeholders (e.g., building investors, tenants, financiers, and appraisers) understand the relative efficiency of different buildings in a way that is independent from 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 scoring tool. The alternative methods that were considered prior to developing the current approach are described in the Program Overview and Technical Protocol Version 1.0.

  17. Real time or faster-than-real-time simulation of airflow in buildings Wangda Zuo Qingyan Chen*

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    Real time or faster-than-real-time simulation of airflow in buildings Wangda Zuo Qingyan Chen flow simulation is crucial for emergency management in buildings, such as fire and accidental or intentional release of chemical/biological agents (contaminants). The simulation results can then be used

  18. City of San Diego- Sustainable Building Expedited Permit Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    In 2002, the City of San Diego passed a Resolution R-298001, which amended the [http://dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=CA42R&re=1&ee=1 Sustainable Building Policy] to...

  19. Building Technologies Innovations Program (DE-FOA-0000823) | Department of

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  1. GPU programming for real-time watercolor simulation

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Scott, Jessica Stacy

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    simulated watercolors in real time. The GPU, or Graphics Processing Unit, is an effcient and highly parallel processor located on the graphics card of a computer; GPU programming is touted as a way to improve performance in graphics and non...

  2. Multi-Year Program Plan, Building Regulatory Programs: 2010-2015...

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

    latoryprogramsmypp.pdf More Documents & Publications Appliance Standards and Building Codes Building Energy Codes Implementation Overview - 2014 BTO Peer Review Energy Code...

  3. COMPUTATIONAL SIMULATIONS FOR PREDICTING VERTICAL DAYLIGHT LEVELS IN ATRIUM BUILDINGS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Jiangtao Du; Steve Sharples

    This paper investigates the impact of well geometry and surface reflectance on vertical daylight levels in atria with square forms under a CIE standard overcast sky. By reviewing some previous investigations and comparing with scale model measurements the vertical daylight factor calculated using Radiance are validated. More simulated vertical daylight factors for a very wide range of atrium geometries and reflectances are given. From the results the attenuation and distribution of the vertical daylight levels on the wall of a square atrium with different reflectances are displayed. Also, the comparisons between simulations and two analytical theories have been performed. Finally some conclusions for supporting daylight design in atria are presented.

  4. EIA models and capacity building in Viet Nam: an analysis of development aid programs

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    Doberstein, Brent

    2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There has been a decided lack of empirical research examining development aid agencies as 'agents of change' in environmental impact assessment (EIA) systems in developing countries, particularly research examining the model of environmental planning practice promoted by aid agencies as part of capacity building. This paper briefly traces a conceptual framework of EIA, then introduces the concept of 'EIA capacity building'. Using Viet Nam as a case study, the paper then outlines the empirical results of the research, focusing on the extent to which aid agency capacity-building programs promoted a Technical vs. Planning Model of EIA and on the coherence of capacity-building efforts across all aid programs. A discussion follows, where research results are interpreted within the Vietnamese context, and implications of research results are identified for three main groups of actors. The paper concludes by calling for development aid agencies to reconceptualise EIA capacity building as an opportunity to transform developing countries' development planning processes.

  5. Simulated Deformations of Seattle High-Rise Buildings from a

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Greer, Julia R.

    ) Cascadia earthquake of 1700 · Simulate rock ground motions with 2003 Tokachi-Oki M8.3 rock records spectral envelopes so Tokachi-Oki might be an acceptable source of empirical Green's functions #12 for teleseismic S-waves -1 0 1 x 10 -3 EW Rock site: 7295 -1 0 1 x 10 -3 EW Soil site: 7335 Velcm/s Records

  6. A taxonomy for simulation modeling based on programming language principles

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    Mukherjee, Amlan

    A taxonomy for simulation modeling based on programming language principles PAUL A. FISHWICK many diverse areas employ simulation models, no agreed-upon taxonomy has been developed to categorize than the design structure of the model. We present a uniform model design taxonomy whose categories

  7. Sensitivity Analysis with Building Simulations to Support the Commissioning Process

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Burhenne, S.; Elci, M.; Jacob, D.; Neumann, C.; Herkel, S.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    User Man- ual.? Dymasim AB, Lund, Sweden. Dymosim AB. 2007. ?Dymola Multi-Engineering Modeling and Simulation. Dymola User Man- ual. Dymola 6 Additions.? Dymasim AB, Lund, Sweden. Elmqvist, Hilding. 1997. ?Modelica ? A unified object.... Sahlin, Per. 1996. ?NMF Handbook. An Introduc- tion to the Neutral Model Format. NMF version 3.02.? Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. Sahlin, Per, Lars Eriksson, Pavel Grozman, Hans Johnsson, Alexander Shapovalov, and Mika...

  8. Healthy!Zero!Energy!Buildings!(HZEB)!Program! ! ! Interim!Report!on!Cross"Sectional!Study!of!Contaminant!!

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    1 ! ! Healthy!Zero!Energy!Buildings!(HZEB)!Program­! ! ! Interim!R.!Chan,!Meera!Sidheswaran,!Douglas!Sullivan,!! ! ! Sebastian!Cohn,!William!J.!Fisk!! ! ! ! Environmental!Energy!Technologies!Division! ! ! Indoor,!2012! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! The!research!reported!here!was!supported!by!the!California!Energy!Commission! ! ! Public!Interest!Energy!Research!Program,!Energy

  9. Evaluation of Boulder, CO, SmartRegs Ordinance and Better Buildings Program

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    Arena, L.; Vijayakumar, G.

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Under the SmartRegs ordinance in the city of Boulder, Colorado, all rental properties in the city must achieve an energy efficiency level comparable to a HERS Index of approximately 120 points or lower by the year 2019. The City of Boulder received a $12 million grant from the DOE's Better Buildings initiative to create and incentivize their EnergySmart Program. In this report, the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) describes its work with the program, including energy audits of rental properties, developing training programs for insulators and inspectors, and conducting interviews with property owners.

  10. Nonlinear Responses of High-rise Buildings in Seattle for Simulated Ground Motions from Giant Cascadia Subduction Earthquakes (Mw 9.2) Jing Yang jingy@caltech.edu

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    Greer, Julia R.

    Nonlinear Responses of High-rise Buildings in Seattle for Simulated Ground Motions from Giant to be limited to offshore regions, then the building simulations indicate that the building responses are mostly in the linear range. However, our simulation shows that buildings with brittle welds would collapse for rupture

  11. An Overview of the Building Energy Retrofit Research Program

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    Mixon, W. R.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by the three building sectors (single-family, multi-family, and commercial) and is implemented with expertise from four national laboratories, Princeton University, and the Alliance to Save Energy in cooperation with a large number of state, utility, and local...

  12. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Multi-family/Low Income...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    owners associations are invited to marketing events. * The program is launching a bonus for rental property owners who do multiple upgrades for multiple units. 4262012 5...

  13. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Workforce/Business Partners...

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

    * Featured Program Experience Ben Gromicko, International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) Dave Hatchimonji, Energy Smart, Boulder, CO * Discussion...

  14. Stochastic Modeling of Overtime Occupancy and Its Application in Building Energy Simulation and Calibration

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    Sun, Kaiyu; Yan , Da; Hong , Tianzhen; Guo, Siyue

    2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Overtime is a common phenomenon around the world. Overtime drives both internal heat gains from occupants, lighting and plug-loads, and HVAC operation during overtime periods. Overtime leads to longer occupancy hours and extended operation of building services systems beyond normal working hours, thus overtime impacts total building energy use. Current literature lacks methods to model overtime occupancy because overtime is stochastic in nature and varies by individual occupants and by time. To address this gap in the literature, this study aims to develop a new stochastic model based on the statistical analysis of measured overtime occupancy data from an office building. A binomial distribution is used to represent the total number of occupants working overtime, while an exponential distribution is used to represent the duration of overtime periods. The overtime model is used to generate overtime occupancy schedules as an input to the energy model of a second office building. The measured and simulated cooling energy use during the overtime period is compared in order to validate the overtime model. A hybrid approach to energy model calibration is proposed and tested, which combines ASHRAE Guideline 14 for the calibration of the energy model during normal working hours, and a proposed KS test for the calibration of the energy model during overtime. The developed stochastic overtime model and the hybrid calibration approach can be used in building energy simulations to improve the accuracy of results, and better understand the characteristics of overtime in office buildings.

  15. Addendum to the Building America House Simulation Protocols | Department of

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directed offOCHCO Overview OCHCOSystemsProgram Overview 20151 (March 2004)Operating3ActionAd LucemGas

  16. Expanding the Industrial Assessment Center Program: Building an Industrial Efficiency Workforce

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    Trombley, D.; Elliott, R. N.; Chittum, A.

    Expanding the Industrial Assessment Center Program: Building an Industrial Efficiency Workforce Daniel Trombley Engineering Associate R. Neal Elliott, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Director of Research American Council for an Energy-Efficient... of access to technical information and trained workforce. One of the most successful programs for achieving energy efficiency savings in the manufacturing sector is the US Department of Energy (DOE)'s Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) program...

  17. 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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    Trcka, Marija

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  18. Building a 3D Simulator for Autonomous Navigation of Robotic Fishes

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    Hu, Huosheng

    Building a 3D Simulator for Autonomous Navigation of Robotic Fishes Jindong Liu Department control and autonomous navigation of a robotic fish. The simplified kinematics and hydrodynamics models way to develop autonomous navigation algorithms for robotic fishes. I. INTRODUCTION In nature, fish

  19. Simulation study of a heat pump for simultaneous heating and cooling coupled to buildings

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Simulation study of a heat pump for simultaneous heating and cooling coupled to buildings Redouane) 141-149" DOI : 10.1016/j.enbuild.2013.12.047 #12;ABSTRACT In several situations, a heat pump occur. Unlike a reversible heat pump that works alternatively in heating or cooling, a HPS operates

  20. Building Dynamic Models of Service Compositions With Simulation of Provision Resources

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    Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad

    Building Dynamic Models of Service Compositions With Simulation of Provision Resources Dragan of service compositions depends both on the composition structure, and on planning and management of compu- tational resources necessary for provision. Resource constraints on the service provider side have impact

  1. Building Energy Asset Score: Utilities and Energy Efficiency Program

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: Theof Energy Future ofHydronicBuildingDepartment

  2. Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Application Programming

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative FuelsNovember 13, 2014 BuildingEnergy Efficiency andAnnualEnergy

  3. Using CFD Capabilities of CONTAM 3.0 for Simulating Airflow and Contaminant Transport In and Around Buildings

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    .0 for simulating airflow and contaminant transport in and around buildings," Accepted by HVAC&R Research. #121 Using CFD Capabilities of CONTAM 3.0 for Simulating Airflow and Contaminant Transport In and Around Buildings Liangzhu (Leon) Wang, W. Stuart Dols1 Qingyan Chen2 1 Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation

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

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    Wang, Na; Gorrissen, Willy J.

    2013-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. New Jersey SmartStart Buildings- Direct Install Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Direct Install program offers turn-key energy efficiency solutions to qualified industrial and commercial customers that, with some exceptions, have a peak electricity demand of 150 kilowatts ...

  6. Overview of the Solar in Federal Buildings Demonstration Program (SFBP)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hillig, O.R.; Pekrul, P.J.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The program objectives, project mix and location, and project status are reviewed. The primary technical activities are described: site surveys, design reviews, cost approvals, acceptance testing, and long term monitoring. (MHR)

  7. Building technological capability within satellite programs in developing countries

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    Wood, Danielle Renee

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Global participation in space activity is growing as satellite technology matures and spreads. Countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America are creating or reinvigorating national satellite programs. These countries are ...

  8. Buildings R&D Breakthroughs: Technologies and Products Supported by the Building Technologies Program

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the YouTube platformBuilding Removal Ongoing at DOE's

  9. FY 2013 EL Program Description EL Program: Embedded Intelligence in Buildings

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    Perkins, Richard A.

    be significantly reduced. Congress has established a national goal of achieving net-zero energy buildings by 2030, Materials, and Infrastructure Summary: Congress has established a national goal of achieving net-zero energy buildings by 2030.1 Approximately 84% of the life cycle energy use of a building is associated

  10. Impact of 2001 Building Technology, state and community programs on United States employment and wage income

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    MJ Scott; DJ Hostick; DB Elliott

    2000-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The Department of Energy Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs (BTS) is interested in assessing the potential economic impacts of its portfolio of programs on national employment and income. A special purpose version of the IMPLAN input-output model allied In Build is used in this study of all 38 BTS programs included in the FY2001 federal budget. Energy savings, investments, and impacts on U.S. national employment and wage income are reported by program for selected years to the year 2030. Energy savings from these programs have the potential of creating a total of nearly 332,000 jobs and about $5.3 billion in wage income (1995$) by the year 2030. Because the required investments to achieve these savings are capital intensive, the net effect after investment is 304,000 jobs and $5.0 billion.

  11. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Dashboard | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: The FutureCommentsEnergy Christopher|for ConsumersDashboard Better Buildings

  12. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Grant Recipient Management Handbook |

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: The FutureCommentsEnergy Christopher|for1, 2011 Better BuildingsDepartment of

  13. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Lessons Learned (So Far) | Department

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: The FutureCommentsEnergy Christopher|for1, 2011 Better BuildingsDepartment

  14. Building Energy Codes Program Overview - 2014 BTO Peer Review | Department

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

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  15. Building Energy Codes Program Overview - 2015 BTO Peer Review | Department

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

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  16. Building Life Cycle Cost Programs File Saving Troubleshooting | Department

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

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  17. Building Life Cycle Cost Programs Software Installation Troubleshooting |

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

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  18. Building Performance with ENERGY STAR Pilot Program Portfolio Manager Fact

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  19. Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Program Development | Department of

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  20. Commercial Building Integration Program Overview - 2014 BTO Peer Review |

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  1. Commercial Buildings Integration Program Overview - 2013 BTO Peer Review |

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

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  2. 2013 Building Technologies Office Program Peer Review Report | Department

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

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  3. Commercial Building Integration Program Overview - 2014 BTO Peer Review |

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

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  4. Commercial Buildings Asset Rating Program RFI | Department of Energy

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

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  5. Better Buildings Residential Program - 2014 BTO Peer Review | Department of

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  6. On the Use of Integrated Daylighting and Energy Simulations to Drive the Design of a Large Net-Zero Energy Office Building: Preprint

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    Guglielmetti, R.; Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

    2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper illustrates the challenges of integrating rigorous daylight and electric lighting simulation data with whole-building energy models, and defends the need for such integration to achieve aggressive energy savings. Through a case study example, we examine the ways daylighting -- and daylighting simulation -- drove the design of a large net-zero energy project. We give a detailed review of the daylighting and electric lighting design process for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility (RSF), a 220,000 ft2 net-zero energy project the author worked on as a daylighting consultant. A review of the issues involved in simulating and validating the daylighting performance of the RSF will be detailed, including daylighting simulation, electric lighting control response, and integration of Radiance simulation data into the building energy model. Daylighting was a key strategy in reaching the contractual energy use goals for the RSF project; the building's program, layout, orientation and interior/furniture design were all influenced by the daylighting design, and simulation was critical in ensuring these many design components worked together in an integrated fashion, and would perform as required to meet a very aggressive energy performance goal, as expressed in a target energy use intensity.

  7. Solar buildings program summary: Volume 2: Research summaries, fiscal year 1988

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    Not Available

    1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Department of Energy's (DOE) Solar Buildings Technology Program was initiated in 1975 to provide focus, direction, and funding for the development of solar technologies for buildings as an energy option for the United States. The program's progress has been impressive: active solar water and passive space heating systems are now widely available and have operated reliably throughout the United States. The efficiency of flat-plate collectors has increased 35%, and the incidence of system problems has decreased markedly. Whereas design tools for passive solar homes were once unavailable. DOE-sponsored research has led to the development of widely accepted guidelines, suitable for designing passive solar homes for any region of the country. Under DOE sponsorship, researchers have developed new window glazing materials such as low-emissivity films that significantly reduce heat loss over standard windows. Proven strategies also have been developed for using daylight to provide 50% of the lighting needs for small nonresidential buildings, substantially reducing electricity and cooling requirements. The Solar Buildings Technology Program Summary, Fiscal Year 1988 is a two-volume reference set describing the technological advances and future research and development (R and D) directions of the Solar Buildings Technology Program for the Fiscal Year 1988 (October 1, 1987 through September 30, 1988).

  8. Integrating Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Systems in Whole Building Energy Simulation

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    Cho, S.; Haberl, J.

    to achieve further energy consumption reductions. To accomplish this, the F- Chart program was used for the solar thermal system analysis and the PV F-Chart program for the solar photovoltaic (PV) system analysis. Authors show how DOE-2.1e simulation... Time series plots of space heating and service hot water loads from SYSTEMS and PLANT simulation runs Due to the fact that the solar thermal systems analysis program, F-Chart, takes into account the system efficiencies in its loads calculation...

  9. A graphical electromagnetic simulation laboratory for power systems engineering programs

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    Gole, A.M. [Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)] [Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada); Nayak, O.B. [Manitoba HVDC Research Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)] [Manitoba HVDC Research Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada); Sidhu, T.S.; Sachdev, M.S. [Univ. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Canada)] [Univ. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Canada)

    1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The recent availability of Electromagnetic Transient Programs with graphical front ends now makes it possible to put together models for circuits and systems in a manner similar to the connection of components in a laboratory. In the past, the non-graphical EMT Programs required considerable expertise in their use and thus distracted the students into the details or simulation. The introduction of a graphical simulation based laboratory into Undergraduate and Graduate Engineering Programs is presented, based on the PSCAD/EMTDC program. The philosophy behind the design of suitable example cases is presented within the framework of an Undergraduate Power Electronics Course, an HVdc Transmission Course and a course on Power System Protection.

  10. SOLPOND: a simulation program for salinity gradient solar ponds

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    Henderson, J.; Leboeuf, C.M.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A computer simulation design tool was developed to simulate dynamic thermal performance for salinity gradient solar ponds. Dynamic programming techniques allow the user significant flexibility in analyzing pond performance under realistic load and weather conditions. Finite element techniques describe conduction heat transfer through the pond, earth, and edges. Results illustrate typical thermal performance of salinity gradient ponds. Sensitivity studies of salty pond thermal performance with respect to geometry, load, and optical transmission are included. Experimental validation of the program with an operating pond is also presented.

  11. FEDSOL: program user's manual and economic optimization guide for solar federal building projects. Final report

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    Powell, J.W.; Rodgers, R.C., Jr.

    1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A user's manual for the FEDSOL computer program is provided. The FEDSOL program determines the economically optimal size of a solar energy system for a user-specified building, location, system type, and set of economic conditions it conducts numerous breakeven and sensitivity analyses and it calculates measures of economic performance as required under the Federal Rules. The economic model in the program is linked with the SLR (solar load ratio) design method developed to predict the performance of active systems. The economics portion of the program can, however, be used apart from the SLR method, with performance data provided by the user.

  12. Federally Funded Programs Related to Building Energy Use: Overlaps, Challenges, and Opportunities for Collaboration

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    Cort, Katherine A.; Butner, Ryan S.; Hostick, Donna J.

    2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As energy efficiency in buildings continues to move from discreet technology development to an integrated systems approach, the need to understand and integrate complementary goals and targets becomes more pronounced. Whether within Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Program (BTP), across the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), or throughout DOE and the Federal government, mutual gains and collaboration synergies exist that are not easily achieved because of organizational and time constraints. There also cases where federal agencies may be addressing similar issues, but with different (and sometimes conflicting) outcomes in mind. This report conducts a comprehensive inventory across all EERE and other relevant Federal agencies of potential activities with synergistic benefits. A taxonomy of activities with potential interdependencies is presented. The report identifies a number of federal program objectives, products, and plans related to building energy efficiency and characterizes the current structure and interactions related to these plans and programs. Areas where overlap occurs are identified as are the challenges of addressing issues related to overlapping goals and programs. Based on the input gathered from various sources, including 20 separate interviews with federal agency staff and contractor staff supporting buildings programs, this study identifies a number of synergistic opportunities and makes recommends a number of areas where further collaboration could be beneficial.

  13. Quarterly report of solar federal buildings program in the MASEC region

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    None

    1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MASEC staff members contacted agencies coordinating the Solar Federal Buildings Program (SFBP) within the 12-state MASEC region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin). SFBP agencies with projects in the region submitted all information available about the projects. This information (program coordinator, proposal number, and project status) is presented for projects in each state. Information was also disseminated concerning a SFBP Short Course August 17-21, 1981. (MCW)

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

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    Basu, Chandrayee

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    building systems for low energy buildings: System analysismeasurement of six low energy buildings in different partspointed out that low energy buildings may under- perform

  15. Residential Buildings Integration Program Overview - 2014 BTO Peer Review |

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the.pdfBreakingMay 2015 < prevQuickEnergyforDepartment of Energy Program Overview

  16. UCR Chemistry Program 1953-1966; 2nd floor, Geology Building

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    Reed, Christopher A.

    UCR Chemistry Program 1953-1970 1953-1966; 2nd floor, Geology Building 1966-2005; Pierce Hall of Physical Sciences ­ chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics ­ W. Conway Pierce, Chairman #12;Hart Schmidt of Geology bld; 1954-66 ­ Plus 2nd floor addition; 1959-66 ­ Pierce Hall; 1966-2005 · Instruments and support

  17. Page 1 of 24 Environment Health & Safety, Building Code Enforcement Program

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    Wu, Dapeng Oliver

    of the International Code Council, Incorporated. #12;Page 2 of 24 CHAPTER 1 ADMINISTRATION SECTION 101 GENERAL 101, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, energy conservation, and safety to life and propertyPage 1 of 24 Environment Health & Safety, Building Code Enforcement Program ADMINISTRATIVE CODE

  18. EnergyGauge USA: A Residential Building Energy Simulation Design Tool

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    Fairey, P.; Vieira, R. K.; Parker, D. S.; Hanson, B.; Broman, P. A.; Grant, J. B.; Fuehrlein, B.; Gu, L.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of EnergyGauge USA with significant impact on measures that effect sensible loads. The development of the new correlations is described in Henderson (1998a) and is based on empirical assessment of current generation heating and cooling equipment... moisture capacitance model for the simulation to damp out unrealistic variations in air enthalpy that were observed with the current model. The model, described in Henderson (1998b) assumes that the building has a moisture capacitance that is twenty...

  19. Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) Methodology: Preprint

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    Judkoff, R.; Polly, B.; Bianchi, M.; Neymark, J.

    2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The test suite represents a set of cases applying the new Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) Methodology developed by NREL. (Judkoff et al. 2010a). The NREL team developed the test cases in consultation with the home retrofit industry (BESTEST-EX Working Group 2009), and adjusted the test specifications in accordance with information supplied by a participant with access to large utility bill datasets (Blasnik 2009).

  20. Comparison of Two Statistical Approaches to Detect Abnormal Building Energy Consumption with Simulation Test

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    Lin, G.; Claridge, D.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?or? Emea?Esim Eller?Building ? HVAC?system:?DDVAV ? Baseline?period:?March?August,1997 Simulation?Data?Sets 8 0...?ID Eller 1 Outside?airflow?ratio??increase?of??3.1% 2 Outside?airflow?ratio??decrease?of??3.1% 3 Cold?deck?leaving?temperature??increase?of?4?F 4 Cold?deck?leaving?temperature??decrease?of?4.5?F 5 Hot?deck?leaving?temperature??increase?of?10?F 6 Hot...

  1. Using Large Eddy Simulation to Study Airflows in and around Buildings Yi Jiang, Ph.D. Mingde Su, Ph.D. Qingyan Chen, Ph.D.*

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    1 Using Large Eddy Simulation to Study Airflows in and around Buildings Yi Jiang, Ph.D. Mingde Su-scale models of large eddy simulation (LES) to study airflows in and around buildings. They are the Smagorinsky, studies of airflow around a building often use wind tunnels that could simulate wind conditions. Notable

  2. Zuo, W. and Chen, Q. 2010 "Simulations of air distribution in buildings by FFD on GPU," HVAC&R Research, 16(6): 785-798.

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    Zuo, W. and Chen, Q. 2010 "Simulations of air distribution in buildings by FFD on GPU," HVAC&R Research, 16(6): 785-798. SIMULATIONS OF AIR DISTRIBUTIONS IN BUILDINGS BY FFD ON GPU Wangda Zuo, Ph to perform real-time simulation for a moderate size building with 107 grids and t = 0.1s using the FFD

  3. New York State Standards for BUILDING Leaders Candidates in university-based preparation programs who seek NYS certification as

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    who seek NYS certification as School Building Leaders (SBL) must demonstrate the following nine1 New York State Standards for BUILDING Leaders Candidates in university-based preparation programs who seek NYS certification must also be able to demonstrate, upon program completion, the knowledge

  4. Simulation-based assessment of the energy savings benefits of integrated control in office buildings

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    Hong, T.; Shen, E.

    2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study is to use existing simulation tools to quantify the energy savings benefits of integrated control in office buildings. An EnergyPlus medium office benchmark simulation model (V1.0_3.0) developed by the Department of Energy (DOE) was used as a baseline model for this study. The baseline model was modified to examine the energy savings benefits of three possible control strategies compared to a benchmark case across 16 DOE climate zones. Two controllable subsystems were examined: (1) dimming of electric lighting, and (2) controllable window transmission. Simulation cases were run in EnergyPlus V3.0.0 for building window-to-wall ratios (WWR) of 33percent and 66percent. All three strategies employed electric lighting dimming resulting in lighting energy savings in building perimeter zones ranging from 64percent to 84percent. Integrated control of electric lighting and window transmission resulted in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) energy savings ranging from ?1percent to 40percent. Control of electric lighting and window transmission with HVAC integration (seasonal schedule of window transmission control) resulted in HVAC energy savings ranging from 3percent to 43percent. HVAC energy savings decreased moving from warm climates to cold climates and increased when moving from humid, to dry, to marine climates.

  5. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)- Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Final Report

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    Brown, Donisha; Harris, Barbara; Blue, Cynthia; Gaskins, Charla

    2014-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The original BetterBuildings for Greensboro grant program included an outreach campaign to inform 100% of the Greensboro community about the benefits of reducing energy use; a plan to reduce energy consumption in at least 34% of the homes and 10% of the other buildings in the east Greensboro target area; and a plan to create and retain jobs in the energy conservation industry. Under the original program structure the City of Greensboro planned to partner with local and regional lenders to create a diversified portfolio of loan products to meet the needs of various income levels and building types. All participants would participate in the loan programs as a method of meeting the program’s 5 to1 private capital match/leverage requirements. In June 2011 the program was restructured to include partnerships with large commercial and multifamily projects, with these partners providing the greater portion of the required match/leverage. The geographic focus was revised to include reducing energy consumption across the entire City of Greensboro, targeting neighborhoods with high concentrations of low-moderate income households and aged housing stock. The community outreach component used a neighborhood-based approach to train community residents and volunteers to conduct door-to-door neighborhood sweeps; delivered high quality information on available program resources; helped residents to evaluate alternative energy efficiency measures and alternative financing sources; assisted with contractor selections and monitoring/evaluation of work; coordinated activities with BetterBuildings program partners; and collected data required by the Department of Energy. Additionally, HERO (Home Energy Response Officers) delivered intro packages (energy efficiency information and products) to thousands of households at the initial point of contact. A pilot program (Early Adopters) was offered from March 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011. The Early Adopters program was designed to offer immediate assistance to property owners ready and able to make their homes more energy efficient, by offering a rebate on their energy assessment and on the cost of upgrades installed. Eligible energy efficient upgrades were inclusive of basic level insulating and weather-stripping, HVAC system and water heater upgrades, to whole home upgrades that include the replacement of windows, doors and appliances. Renewable energy systems such as solar hot water systems were also eligible for the rebate program.

  6. Use of Computer Simulation to Reduce the Energy Consumption in a Tall Office Building in Dubai-UAE 

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    Abu-Hijleh, B.; Abu-Dakka, M.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    increasing the cooling load due to its heat dissipation. Proper design for the maximization of natural light helps reduce the use of artificial lights and results in reduction in the buildings energy consumption. Computer simulation of the lighting and energy...

  7. FEDSOL: economic optimization guide for solar federal buildings projects. Model-simulation

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    Powell, J.W.; Rodgers, R.C. Jr.; Barnes, K.A.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The FEDSOL program determines the economically optimal size of a solar energy system for a user-specified building, location, system type, and set of economic conditions; it conducts numerous breakeven and sensitivity analyses; and it calculates measures of economic performance as required under the Federal Rules. The economic model in the program is linked with the SLR (Solar Load Ratio) design method developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory to predict the performance of active systems. The economics portion of the program can, however, be used apart from the SLR method, with performance data provided by the user. An environmental data file for 243 U.S. cities is included in the program. Highly user oriented, the FEDSOL program is intended as a design and sizing tool for use by architects, engineers, and facilities managers in developing plans for Federal solar energy projects...Software Description: The program is written in the BASIC programming language for implementation on a CYBER 170/720 computer using the NOS Level 531 operating system. 47K bytes of core storage are required to operate the model.

  8. Rapid Estimation of Damage to Tall Buildings Using Near Real-Time Earthquake and Archived Structural Simulations

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    Tape, Carl

    Rapid Estimation of Damage to Tall Buildings Using Near Real-Time Earthquake and Archived Structural Simulations by Swaminathan Krishnan, Emanuele Casarotti, Jim Goltz, Chen Ji, Dimitri Komatitsch a new approach to rapidly estimate the damage to tall buildings immediately following a large earthquake

  9. 1. Large Scale Climate Simulator (Building 3144) The LSCS tests roof and/or attic assemblies weighing up to

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Envelope 1. Large Scale Climate Simulator (Building 3144) The LSCS tests roof and/or attic assemblies weighing up to 9000 kg (10 tons) and as high as 1.83 m (6 ft.) under any inhabited climatic and outdoors but also captures a wide range of secondary metrics. 2. Rotatable Guarded Hot Box (Building 3144

  10. ARE 3D HEAT TRANSFER FORMULATIONS WITH SHORT TIME STEP AND SUN PATCH EVOLUTION NECESSARY FOR BUILDING SIMULATION?

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    Boyer, Edmond

    ; Savoyat et al., 2011). As a thermal model of a building envelope should take into account rapid A numerical model is developed to accurately simulate the transient thermal behaviour of rooms with sun of current transient thermal models when adapted to low energy buildings, defined as those with particularly

  11. Assessment of Building Energy-Saving Policies and Programs in China During the 11th Five Year Plan

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    Zhou, Nan; Mcneil, Michael; Levine, Mark

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    China's 11th Five-Year Plan (FYP) sets an ambitious target to reduce the energy intensity per unit of gross domestic product (GDP) by 20% from 2005 to 2010 (NDRC, 2006). In the building sector, the primary energy-saving target allocated during the 11 FYP period is 100 Mtce. Savings are expected to be achieved through the strengthening of enforcement of building energy efficiency codes, existing building retrofits and heat supply system reform, followed by energy management of government office buildings and large scale public buildings, adoption of renewable energy sources. To date, China has reported that it achieved the half of the 20% intensity reduction target by the end of 2008, however, little has been made clear on the status and the impact of the building programs. There has also been lack of description on methodology for calculating the savings and baseline definition, and no total savings that have been officially reported to date. This paper intends to provide both quantitative and qualitative assessment of the key policies and programs in building sector that China has instituted in its quest to fulfill the national goal. Overall, this paper concludes that the largest improvement for building energy efficiency were achieved in new buildings; the program to improve the energy management in government and large scale public buildings are in line with the target; however the progress in the area of existing building retrofits, particularly heating supply system reform lags behind the stated goal by a large amount.

  12. Assessment of Building Energy-Saving Policies and Programs in China During the 11th Five Year Plan

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    Zhou, Nan; McNeil, Michael; Levine, Mark

    2010-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    China's 11th Five-Year Plan (FYP) sets an ambitious target to reduce the energy intensity per unit of gross domestic product (GDP) by 20% from 2005 to 2010 (NDRC, 2006). In the building sector, the primary energy-saving target allocated during the 11 FYP period is 100 Mtce. Savings are expected to be achieved through the strengthening of enforcement of building energy efficiency codes, existing building retrofits and heat supply system reform, followed by energy management of government office buildings and large scale public buildings, adoption of renewable energy sources. To date, China has reported that it achieved the half of the 20% intensity reduction target by the end of 2008, however, little has been made clear on the status and the impact of the building programs. There has also been lack of description on methodology for calculating the savings and baseline definition, and no total savings that have been officially reported to date. This paper intend to provide both quantitative and qualitative assessment of the key policies and programs in building sector that China has instituted in its quest to fulfill the national goal. Overall, this paper concludes that the largest improvement for building energy efficiency were achieved in new buildings; the program to improve the energy management in government and large scale public buildings are in line with the target; however the progress in the area of existing building retrofit particularly heat supply system reform lags the stated goal by a large amount.

  13. International Energy Agency Implementing Agreements and Annexes: A Guide for Building Technologies Program Managers

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    Evans, Meredydd

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for the commercial zero-energy building (ZEB), -Improvedand operation of net-zero energy buildings Develop “Methodssoftware (for zero energy buildings) BESTEST Building Energy

  14. Weather data analysis based on typical weather sequence analysis. Application: energy building simulation

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    David, Mathieu; Garde, Francois; Boyer, Harry

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In building studies dealing about energy efficiency and comfort, simulation software need relevant weather files with optimal time steps. Few tools generate extreme and mean values of simultaneous hourly data including correlation between the climatic parameters. This paper presents the C++ Runeole software based on typical weather sequences analysis. It runs an analysis process of a stochastic continuous multivariable phenomenon with frequencies properties applied to a climatic database. The database analysis associates basic statistics, PCA (Principal Component Analysis) and automatic classifications. Different ways of applying these methods will be presented. All the results are stored in the Runeole internal database that allows an easy selection of weather sequences. The extreme sequences are used for system and building sizing and the mean sequences are used for the determination of the annual cooling loads as proposed by Audrier-Cros (Audrier-Cros, 1984). This weather analysis was tested with the datab...

  15. A technical framework to describe occupant behavior for building energy simulations

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    Turner , William; Hong , Tianzhen

    2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Green buildings that fail to meet expected design performance criteria indicate that technology alone does not guarantee high performance. Human influences are quite often simplified and ignored in the design, construction, and operation of buildings. Energy-conscious human behavior has been demonstrated to be a significant positive factor for improving the indoor environment while reducing the energy use of buildings. In our study we developed a new technical framework to describe energy-related human behavior in buildings. The energy-related behavior includes accounting for individuals and groups of occupants and their interactions with building energy services systems, appliances and facilities. The technical framework consists of four key components: i. the drivers behind energy-related occupant behavior, which are biological, societal, environmental, physical, and economical in nature ii. the needs of the occupants are based on satisfying criteria that are either physical (e.g. thermal, visual and acoustic comfort) or non-physical (e.g. entertainment, privacy, and social reward) iii. the actions that building occupants perform when their needs are not fulfilled iv. the systems with which an occupant can interact to satisfy their needs The technical framework aims to provide a standardized description of a complete set of human energy-related behaviors in the form of an XML schema. For each type of behavior (e.g., occupants opening/closing windows, switching on/off lights etc.) we identify a set of common behaviors based on a literature review, survey data, and our own field study and analysis. Stochastic models are adopted or developed for each type of behavior to enable the evaluation of the impact of human behavior on energy use in buildings, during either the design or operation phase. We will also demonstrate the use of the technical framework in assessing the impact of occupancy behavior on energy saving technologies. The technical framework presented is part of our human behavior research, a 5-year program under the U.S. - China Clean Energy Research Center for Building Energy Efficiency.

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

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    Basu, Chandrayee

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    supply temperature Zero energy buildings vi MS Thesis, Dept.marketable zero-energy commercial buildings (ZEBs) by 2025securing net zero energy commercial buildings is development

  17. Occupant Control of Windows: Accounting for Human Behavior in Building Simulation

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    Borgeson, Sam; Brager, Gail

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    performance of many low energy buildings. There is a richgrowing interest in low energy building designs are drivingcomfortable and usable low energy buildings. Specifically,

  18. Methodological Framework for Analysis of Buildings-Related Programs: The GPRA Metrics Effort

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    Elliott, Douglas B.; Anderson, Dave M.; Belzer, David B.; Cort, Katherine A.; Dirks, James A.; Hostick, Donna J.

    2004-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 mandate the reporting of outcomes expected to result from programs of the Federal government. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) develops official metrics for its 11 major programs using its Office of Planning, Budget Formulation, and Analysis (OPBFA). OPBFA conducts an annual integrated modeling analysis to produce estimates of the energy, environmental, and financial benefits expected from EERE’s budget request. Two of EERE’s major programs include the Building Technologies Program (BT) and Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program (WIP). Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) supports the OPBFA effort by developing the program characterizations and other market information affecting these programs that is necessary to provide input to the EERE integrated modeling analysis. Throughout the report we refer to these programs as “buildings-related” programs, because the approach is not limited in application to BT or WIP. To adequately support OPBFA in the development of official GPRA metrics, PNNL communicates with the various activities and projects in BT and WIP to determine how best to characterize their activities planned for the upcoming budget request. PNNL then analyzes these projects to determine what the results of the characterizations would imply for energy markets, technology markets, and consumer behavior. This is accomplished by developing nonintegrated estimates of energy, environmental, and financial benefits (i.e., outcomes) of the technologies and practices expected to result from the budget request. These characterizations and nonintegrated modeling results are provided to OPBFA as inputs to the official benefits estimates developed for the Federal Budget. This report documents the approach and methodology used to estimate future energy, environmental, and financial benefits produced by technologies and practices supported by BT and by WIP. However, the approach is general enough for analysis of buildings-related technologies, independent of any specific program. An overview describes the GPRA process and the models used to estimate energy savings. The body of the document describes the algorithms used and the diffusion curve estimates.

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

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    Lian, Y.; Hao, Y.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Buildings have a close relationship with climate. There are a lot of important factors that influence building energy consumption such as building shape coefficient, insulation work of building envelope, covered area, and the area ratio of window...

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

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    Lian, Y.; Hao, Y.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Buildings have a close relationship with climate. There are a lot of important factors that influence building energy consumption such as building shape coefficient, insulation work of building envelope, covered area, and the area ratio of window...

  1. Decision-making through performance simulation and code compliance from the early, schematic phases of building design

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    and external temperature variations and a utilization factor of the dynamic effect of internal and solar heat (just like performance simulation tools) are mostly used at the end of the building design process that acts as a data manager and process controller to allow concurrent use of #12;2 multiple simulation

  2. Fast and Informative Flow Simulations in a Building by Using Fast Fluid Dynamics Model on Graphics Processing Unit

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    Fast and Informative Flow Simulations in a Building by Using Fast Fluid Dynamics Model on Graphics solve Navier-Stokes equations and other transportation equations for energy and species at a speed of 50 it in parallel on a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). This study validated the FFD on the GPU by simulating

  3. Experimental and Simulation of Gamma Radiation Dose Rate for High Exposure Building Material

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    Abbasi, Akbar

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Natural radioactivity concentrations in high exposure building materials are commonly used in Iran, which is measured a direct exposure by using {\\gamma}-ray spectrometry. The values for 226Ra, 232Th and 40K were in the ranges 3.8 - 94.2, 6.5 - 172.2 and 556.9 - 1539.2 Bqkg-1, respectively. The absorbed dose rates in the standard dwelling room due to 238U, 232Th series and 40K were calculated with MCNPX code. The simulation and experimental results were between 7.95 - 41.74 and 8.36 - 39.99 nGy h-1, respectively. These results were compared with experimental outing and there was overlap closely. The simulation results are able to develop for any kind of dwelling places.

  4. Experimental and Simulation of Gamma Radiation Dose Rate for High Exposure Building Material

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    Akbar Abbasi; Mustfa Hassanzadeh

    2014-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Natural radioactivity concentrations in high exposure building materials are commonly used in Iran, which is measured a direct exposure by using {\\gamma}-ray spectrometry. The values for 226Ra, 232Th and 40K were in the ranges 3.8 - 94.2, 6.5 - 172.2 and 556.9 - 1539.2 Bqkg-1, respectively. The absorbed dose rates in the standard dwelling room due to 238U, 232Th series and 40K were calculated with MCNPX code. The simulation and experimental results were between 7.95 - 41.74 and 8.36 - 39.99 nGy h-1, respectively. These results were compared with experimental outing and there was overlap closely. The simulation results are able to develop for any kind of dwelling places.

  5. From coronal observations to MHD simulations, the building blocks for 3D models of solar flares

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    Janvier, Miho; Demoulin, Pascal

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Solar flares are energetic events taking place in the Sun's atmosphere, and their effects can greatly impact the environment of the surrounding planets. In particular, eruptive flares, as opposed to confined flares, launch coronal mass ejections into the interplanetary medium, and as such, are one of the main drivers of space weather. After briefly reviewing the main characteristics of solar flares, we summarize the processes that can account for the build up and release of energy during their evolution. In particular, we focus on the development of recent 3D numerical simulations that explain many of the observed flare features. These simulations can also provide predictions of the dynamical evolution of coronal and photospheric magnetic field. Here we present a few observational examples that, together with numerical modelling, point to the underlying physical mechanisms of the eruptions.

  6. Building Technologies Program: Tax Deduction Qualified Software-EnergyGauge Summit version 3.1 build 2

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    Provides required documentation that EnergyGauge Summit version 3.1 build 2 meets Internal Revenue Code §179D, Notice 2006-52, dated January 31, 2007, for calculating commercial building energy and power cost savings.

  7. Finding the Next Big Thing(s) in Building Energy Efficiency: HIT Catalyst and the Technology Demo Program

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    Learn how the Department prioritizes high impact technologies (HITs) to advance energy efficiency. Hear from a Better Buildings program participant who is working with Department staff to test promising technologies in buildings. Learn what they are finding and how you can get involved.

  8. International Energy Agency Implementing Agreements and Annexes: A Guide for Building Technologies Program Managers

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    Evans, Meredydd; Runci, Paul; Meier, Alan

    2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents results from a program evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy?s Buildings Technologies Program (BTP) participation in collaborative international technology implementing agreements. The evaluation was conducted by researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the fall of 2007 and winter 2008 and was carried out via interviews with stakeholders in four implementing agreements in which BTP participates, reviews of relevant program reports, websites and other published materials. In addition to these findings, the report includes a variety of supporting materials such that aim to assist BTP managers who currently participate in IEA implementing agreements or who may be considering participation.

  9. ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS PROGRAM. CHAPTER FROM ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT DIVISION ANNUAL REPORT 1978

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    Sonderegger, R. C.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quality Measurements in Energy- Efficient Buildings; April,air are built into energy-efficient buildings, 2 Burnersuse to design new energy efficient buildings and to analyze

  10. International Energy Agency Implementing Agreements and Annexes: A Guide for Building Technologies Program Managers

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    Evans, Meredydd

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for solar and low energy buildings. Also relevant is HP IAof Existing and Low Energy Buildings Develop methodologiesas a Existing and Low Energy Buildings; ECBCS Annex 40,

  11. Impact of the FY 2005 Building Technologies Program on United States Employment and Earned Income

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    Scott, Michael J.; Anderson, Dave M.; Belzer, David B.; Cort, Katherine A.; Dirks, James A.; Elliott, Douglas B.; Hostick, Donna J.

    2004-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is interested in assessing the potential economic impacts of its portfolio of subprograms on national employment and income. A special purpose version of the IMPLAN input-output model called ImBuild II is used in this study of all 21 Building Technologies Program subprograms in the EERE final FY 2005 budget request to the Office of Management and Budget on February 2, 2004. Energy savings, investments, and impacts on U.S. national employment and earned income are reported by subprogram for selected years to the year 2030. Energy savings and investments from these subprograms have the potential of creating a total of 396,000 jobs and about $5.6 billion in earned income (2003$) by the year 2030.

  12. Home | Better Buildings Workforce

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    Better Buildings Logo EERE Home | Programs & Offices | Consumer Information Search form Search Search Better Buildings Logo Connect with Us LinkedIn Twitter Better Buildings...

  13. Simulation-based assessment of the energy savings benefits of integrated control in office buildings

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    Hong, T.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Control System. Energy and Buildings 33(2001): 477-487.control system. Energy and Buildings Lee ES, Yazdanian M ,Daylight Controls. Energy and Buildings 33(2001): 793-803.

  14. Using Building Simulation and Optimization to Calculate Lookup Tables for Control

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    Coffey, Brian

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    much to be learned from low-energy buildings designed beforefor innovative low-energy buildings. The approach grows outcontrols for low-energy building systems is challenging. It

  15. Using Building Simulation and Optimization to Calculate Lookup Tables for Control

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    Coffey, Brian

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    much to be learned from low-energy buildings designed beforefor innovative low-energy buildings. The approach grows outcontrols for low-energy building systems is challenging. It

  16. PASSOLAR: a program library for estimating the annual performance of passive solar buildings with programmable calculators

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    Graeff, R.W.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Passive Solar Design Handbook, Volume 2, by J. Douglas Balcomb et al. describes in detail a method by which the performance of passive solar buildings can be estimated with the help of handheld calculators and a great number of tables and charts. PASSOLAR consists of a number of programs in the form of magnetic cards, which contain this method together with all the charts and tables. This reduces the necessary time to estimate the annual performance of direct gain, Trombe wall or water wall systems from hours to minutes. PASSOLAR allows the use of additional algorithms for the calculating of the insolation on the tilted surface and of shading effects.

  17. Pilot project for a commercial buildings Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center (EADC) program. Final report

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    Capehart, B.L.

    1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Commercial energy use costs businesses around $70 billion annually. Many of these businesses are small and medium sized organizations that do not have the resources to help themselves, or to pay for professional engineering services to help reduce their energy costs and improve their economic competitiveness. Energy cost reduction actions with payback times of around two years could save the commercial sector 15--20%, or $10--$15 billion per year. This project was initially intended to evaluate the feasibility of performing commercial energy audits as an adjunct to the industrial audit program run by the US Department of Energy Industrial Office. This program is housed in 30 universities throughout the United States. Formerly known as Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Centers (EADC`s), the university programs are now called Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC`s) to reflect their expansion from energy use analyses to include waste and productivity analyses. The success of the EADC/IAC program in helping the manufacturing sector provides an excellent model for a similar program in the commercial buildings sector. This project has investigated using the EADC/IAC approach to performing energy audits for the commercial sector, and has determined that such an approach is feasible and cost effective.

  18. California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research Program Case Study PIER Buildings Program Research Powers the Future www.energy.ca.gov/research

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    California at Davis, University of

    valves. While a system may still be able to provide adequate cooling capacity, low and Automated FaultCalifornia Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research Program Case Study PIER Buildings Program Research Powers the Future www.energy.ca.gov/research The Problem Maintenance for rooftop packaged

  19. ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS PROGRAM. CHAPTER FROM ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT DIVISION ANNUAL REPORT 1978

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    Sonderegger, R. C.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    passive solar system analysis capabilities to the building designpassive solar design concepts to the non-residential building

  20. Impact of Columns and Beams on the Thermal Resistance of the Building Envelope

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    Omar, E.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the buildings envelope. Multi-dimensional heat transfer method was implemented to assess the magnitude of this effect and then to incorporate this in a whole building energy simulation program to assess the impact on the overall thermal performance...

  1. Multi-Year Program Plan, Building Regulatory Programs: 2010-2015

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the.pdfBreaking ofOil &315_ArnibanPriorityofEnergy Multi-MaterialMulti-Year Program

  2. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT (EECBG) - BETTER BUILDINGS NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRAM AT GREATER CINCINNATI ENERGY ALLIANCE Project Title: Home Performance with Energy Star® and Better Buildings Performance

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    Holzhauser, Andy; Jones, Chris; Faust, Jeremy; Meyer, Chris; Van Divender, Lisa

    2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (Energy Alliance) is a nonprofit economic development agency dedicated to helping Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky communities reduce energy consumption. The Energy Alliance has launched programs to educate homeowners, commercial property owners, and nonprofit organizations about energy efficiency opportunities they can use to drive energy use reductions and financial savings, while extending significant focus to creating/retaining jobs through these programs. The mission of the Energy Alliance is based on the premise that investment in energy efficiency can lead to transformative economic development in a region. With support from seven municipalities, the Energy Alliance began operation in early 2010 and has been among the fastest growing nonprofit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. The Energy Alliance offers two programs endorsed by the Department of Energy: the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program for homeowners and the Better Buildings Performance Program for commercial entities. Both programs couple expert guidance, project management, and education in energy efficiency best practices with incentives and innovative energy efficiency financing to help building owners effectively invest in the energy efficiency, comfort, health, longevity, and environmental impact of their residential or commercial buildings. The Energy Alliance has raised over $23 million of public and private capital to build a robust market for energy efficiency investment. Of the $23 million, $17 million was a direct grant from the Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP). The organization’s investments in energy efficiency projects in the residential and commercial sector have led to well over $50 million in direct economic activity and created over 375,000 hours of labor created or retained. In addition, over 250 workers have been trained through the Building Performance Training Center, a program that was developed and funded by the Energy Alliance and housed at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Nearly 100 residential and commercial contractors currently participate in the Energy Alliance’s two major programs, which have together served over 2,800 residential and 100 commercial customers. Additionally, the Energy Alliance established loan programs for homeowners, nonprofits and commercial businesses. The GC-HELP program was established to provide up to ten year low interest, unsecured loans to homeowners to cover the energy efficiency products they purchased through the Energy Alliance approved contractor base. To date the Energy Alliance has financed over $1 million in energy efficiency loans for homeowners, without any loans written off. The nonprofit business community is offered five year, fixed-interest rate loans through the Building Communities Loan Fund of $250,000. Additionally, the Energy Alliance has developed GC-PACE, a commercial financing tool that enables buildings owners to finance their energy upgrades through voluntary property assessments deploying low-interest extended-term capital from the bond market. The Energy Alliance and its partners are actively evaluating additional market-based financing solutions.

  3. Federal Energy Management Program technical assistance case study: The Forrestal Building relighting project saves $400K annually

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    NONE

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) believes energy efficiency begins at home -- in this case the James A. Forrestal Building in Washington, D.C. Since 1969, the 1.7 million-square-foot Forrestal Building has served as DOE Headquarters. In 1989, a team of in-house energy specialists began searching for opportunities to make the Forrestal Building more energy efficient. The team, on which personnel from the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) served, identified lighting as an area in which energy use could be reduced substantially. A monitoring program showed that the building`s more than 34,000 1-foot by 4-foot fluorescent lighting fixtures were responsible for 33% of the building`s total annual electric energy use, which represents more than 9 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year. In initiating the relighting program, DOE hoped to achieve these broad goals: Reduce energy use and utility bills, and improve lighting quality by distributing the light more uniformly. Funding was also an important consideration. DOE sought financing alternatives through which the lighting retrofit is paid for without using government-appropriated capital funds. DOE cut lighting costs more than 50% and paid for the project with the money saved on energy bills.

  4. Comparison Between TRNSYS Software Simulation and PV F-Chart Program on Photovoltaic System

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    Haberl, J. S.; Baltazar, J. C.; Mao, C.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report covers the comparisons of Photovoltaic System by TRNSYS simulation and PV F-Chart program to test TRNSYS simulation accuracy. The report starts with the Photovoltaic (PV) (PV) System introduction in Section one which is followed...

  5. Comparison Between TRNSYS Software Simulation and PV F-Chart Program on Photovoltaic System 

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    Haberl, J. S.; Baltazar, J. C.; Mao, C.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report covers the comparisons of Photovoltaic System by TRNSYS simulation and PV F-Chart program to test TRNSYS simulation accuracy. The report starts with the Photovoltaic (PV) (PV) System introduction in Section one which is followed...

  6. Evaluation of Automated Model Calibration Techniques for Residential Building Energy Simulation

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    Robertson, J.; Polly, B.; Collis, J.

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This simulation study adapts and applies the general framework described in BESTEST-EX (Judkoff et al 2010) for self-testing residential building energy model calibration methods. BEopt/DOE-2.2 is used to evaluate four mathematical calibration methods in the context of monthly, daily, and hourly synthetic utility data for a 1960's-era existing home in a cooling-dominated climate. The home's model inputs are assigned probability distributions representing uncertainty ranges, random selections are made from the uncertainty ranges to define 'explicit' input values, and synthetic utility billing data are generated using the explicit input values. The four calibration methods evaluated in this study are: an ASHRAE 1051-RP-based approach (Reddy and Maor 2006), a simplified simulated annealing optimization approach, a regression metamodeling optimization approach, and a simple output ratio calibration approach. The calibration methods are evaluated for monthly, daily, and hourly cases; various retrofit measures are applied to the calibrated models and the methods are evaluated based on the accuracy of predicted savings, computational cost, repeatability, automation, and ease of implementation.

  7. System Modeling and Building Energy Simulations of Gas Engine Driven Heat Pump

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    Mahderekal, Isaac [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Vineyard, Edward [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To improve the system performance of a gas engine driven heat pump (GHP) system, an analytical modeling and experimental study has been made by using desiccant system in cooling operation (particularly in high humidity operations) and suction line waste heat recovery to augment heating capacity and efficiency. The performance of overall GHP system has been simulated with a detailed vapor compression heat pump system design model. The modeling includes: (1) GHP cycle without any performance improvements (suction liquid heat exchange and heat recovery) as a baseline (both in cooling and heating mode), (2) the GHP cycle in cooling mode with desiccant system regenerated by waste heat from engine incorporated, (3) GHP cycle in heating mode with heat recovery (recovered heat from engine). According to the system modeling results, by using the desiccant system the sensible heat ratio (SHR- sensible heat ratio) can be lowered to 40%. The waste heat of the gas engine can boost the space heating efficiency by 25% at rated operating conditions. In addtion,using EnergyPlus, building energy simulations have been conducted to assess annual energy consumptions of GHP in sixteen US cities, and the performances are compared to a baseline unit, which has a electrically-driven air conditioner with the seasonal COP of 4.1 for space cooling and a gas funace with 90% fuel efficiency for space heating.

  8. Social Game for Building Energy Efficiency: Utility Learning, Simulation, and Analysis

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    Konstantakopoulos, Ioannis C; Ratliff, Lillian J; Jin, Ming; Sastry, S. Shankar; Spanos, Costas J

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Efficiency: Utility Learning, Simulation, and Analysisthe utility learning problem as well as simulation of the

  9. NREL Evaluates the Thermal Performance of Uninsulated Walls to Improve the Accuracy of Building Energy Simulation Tools (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This technical highlight describes NREL research to develop models of uninsulated wall assemblies that help to improve the accuracy of building energy simulation tools when modeling potential energy savings in older homes. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed models for evaluating the thermal performance of walls in existing homes that will improve the accuracy of building energy simulation tools when predicting potential energy savings of existing homes. Uninsulated walls are typical in older homes where the wall cavities were not insulated during construction or where the insulating material has settled. Accurate calculation of heat transfer through building enclosures will help determine the benefit of energy efficiency upgrades in order to reduce energy consumption in older American homes. NREL performed detailed computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis to quantify the energy loss/gain through the walls and to visualize different airflow regimes within the uninsulated cavities. The effects of ambient outdoor temperature, radiative properties of building materials, and insulation level were investigated. The study showed that multi-dimensional airflows occur in walls with uninsulated cavities and that the thermal resistance is a function of the outdoor temperature - an effect not accounted for in existing building energy simulation tools. The study quantified the difference between CFD prediction and the approach currently used in building energy simulation tools over a wide range of conditions. For example, researchers found that CFD predicted lower heating loads and slightly higher cooling loads. Implementation of CFD results into building energy simulation tools such as DOE2 and EnergyPlus will likely reduce the predicted heating load of homes. Researchers also determined that a small air gap in a partially insulated cavity can lead to a significant reduction in thermal resistance. For instance, a 4-in. tall air gap (Figure 1a) led to a 15% reduction in resistance. Similarly, a 2-ft tall air gap (Figure 1c) led to 54% reduction in thermal resistance. NREL researchers plan to extend this study to include additional wall configurations, and also to evaluate the performance of attic spaces with different insulation levels. NREL's objective is to address each potential issue that leads to inaccuracies in building energy simulation tools to improve the predictions.

  10. Building and Environment 42 (2007) 203217 Model-based analysis and simulation of airflow control systems of

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    Melnik, Roderick

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , testing, operation, and management of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems rely systems of ventilation units in building environments Zhuang Wua , Roderick V.N. Melnikb,Ă, Finn Borupc and simulation of the airflow control system of ventilation units is of primary importance for the design

  11. P128, Page 1 8th International Conference on System Simulation in Buildings, Liege, December 13-15, 2010

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    exchangers (FHX) are an alternative to more costly ground heat exchangers utilized in ground-source heat pump. Keywords: foundation heat exchanger, ground-source heat pump, simulation 2. INTRODUCTION Ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems are widely used in residential, commercial and institutional buildings due

  12. Bringing simulation to implementation: Presentation of a global approach in the design of passive solar buildings under humid tropical climates

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    Garde, François; Celaire, Robert

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In early 1995, a DSM pilot initiative has been launched in the French islands of Guadeloupe and Reunion through a partnership between several public and private partners (the French Public Utility EDF, the University of Reunion Island, low cost housing companies, architects, energy consultants, etc...) to set up standards to improve thermal design of new residential buildings in tropical climates. This partnership led to defining optimized bio-climatic urban planning and architectural designs featuring the use of passive cooling architectural principles (solar shading, natural ventilation) and components, as well as energy efficient systems and technologies. The design and sizing of each architectural component on internal thermal comfort in building has been assessed with a validated thermal and airflow building simulation software (CODYRUN). These technical specifications have been edited in a reference document which has been used to build over 300 new pilot dwellings through the years 1996-1998 in Reunion...

  13. PSTAR: Primary and secondary terms analysis and renormalization: A unified approach to building energy simulations and short-term monitoring

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    Subbarao, K.

    1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents a unified method of hourly simulation of a building and analysis of performance data. The method is called Primary and Secondary Terms Analysis and Renormalization (PSTAR). In the PSTAR method, renormalized parameters are introduced for the primary terms such that the renormalized energy balance equation is best satisfied in the least squares sense, hence, the name PSTAR. PSTAR allows extraction of building characteristics from short-term tests on a small number of data channels. These can be used for long-term performance prediction (''ratings''), diagnostics, and control of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems (HVAC), comparison of design versus actual performance, etc. By combining realistic building models, simple test procedures, and analysis involving linear equations, PSTAR provides a powerful tool for analyzing building energy as well as testing and monitoring. It forms the basis for the Short-Term Energy Monitoring (STEM) project at SERI.

  14. Data gathering to build and validate small-scale social models for simulation. Two ways: strict control and stake-holders involvement

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    Data gathering to build and validate small-scale social models for simulation. Two ways: strict.rouchier@univmed.fr Kyoto, 2005 - 10 - 13 Modelling and the search for realism Social simulation using multi-agent paradigm (sometimes called "agent-based simulation" or "simulation with agents") has developed quickly in the last

  15. Geothermal Program Review XVII: proceedings. Building on 25 years of Geothermal Partnership with Industry

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    NONE

    1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Department of Energy's Office (DOE) of Geothermal Technologies conducted its annual Program Review XVII in Berkeley, California, on May 18--20, 1999. The theme this year was "Building on 25 Years of Geothermal Partnership with Industry". In 1974, Congress enacted Public Law 93-410 which sanctioned the Geothermal Energy Coordination and Management Project, the Federal Government's initial partnering with the US geothermal industry. The annual program review provides a forum to foster this federal partnership with the US geothermal industry through the presentation of DOE-funded research papers from leaders in the field, speakers who are prominent in the industry, topical panel discussions and workshops, planning sessions, and the opportunity to exchange ideas. Speakers and researchers from both industry and DOE presented an annual update on research in progress, discussed changes in the environment and deregulated energy market, and exchanged ideas to refine the DOE Strategic Plan for research and development of geothermal resources in the new century. A panel discussion on Climate Change and environmental issues and regulations provided insight into the opportunities and challenges that geothermal project developers encounter. This year, a pilot peer review process was integrated with the program review. A team of geothermal industry experts were asked to evaluate the research in progress that was presented. The evaluation was based on the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) criteria and the goals and objectives of the Geothermal Program as set forth in the Strategic Plan. Despite the short timeframe and cursory guidance provided to both the principle investigators and the peer reviewers, the pilot process was successful. Based on post review comments by both presenters and reviewers, the process will be refined for next year's program review.

  16. International Energy Agency Implementing Agreements and Annexes: A Guide for Building Technologies Program Managers

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    Evans, Meredydd

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    solar and low energy buildings Solar heat for industrial processSolar and Low Energy Buildings Solar Heat for Industrial ProcessSolar and Low Energy Buildings Solar Heat for Industrial Process

  17. International Energy Agency Implementing Agreements and Annexes: A Guide for Building Technologies Program Managers

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    Evans, Meredydd

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Measures for Government Building Retrofits" Develop “Best Practice Guidelines Measures for Government Building Retrofits" Develop “Best Practice Guidelines Measures for Government Building Retrofits" Develop “Best Practice Guidelines 

  18. International Energy Agency Implementing Agreements and Annexes: A Guide for Building Technologies Program Managers

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    Evans, Meredydd

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy Renovation of Residential Buildings  Concept definition and Energy Renovation of Residential Buildings  50a Concept definition and Energy Renovation of Residential Buildings  50a Concept definition and 

  19. Baseline Inputs for BEAMS: Data used in preparing Methodological Framework for Analysis of Building-Related Programs: The GPRA Metrics Effort, June 2004

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    Elliott, Douglas B.; Anderson, Dave M.; Belzer, David B.; Cort, Katherine A.; Dirks, James A.; Hostick, Donna J.

    2004-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

    This report contains the appendix to the PNNL report, Methodological Framework for Analysis of Buildings-Related Programs: The GPRA Metrics Effort.

  20. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG): Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Final Report

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    Donnelly, Kat A.

    2014-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge (N2N) brought together a consortium of 14 leading clean energy rural, suburban, and low income communities throughout Connecticut. N2N was awarded $4.2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) competitive BetterBuildings Neighborhood Program on August 10, 2010 to run a two-year pilot program (plus one year of transition and evaluation) (Award No. EMCBC- 00969-10). N2N tested innovative program models and hypotheses for improving Connecticut’s existing residential energy efficiency programs that are overseen by the ratepayer fund board and administered by CT utilities. N2N’s original goal was to engage 10 percent of households in participating communities to reduce their energy usage by 20 percent through energy upgrades and clean energy measures. N2N planned for customers to complete more comprehensive whole-home energy efficiency and clean energy measures and to achieve broader penetration than existing utility-administered regulated programs. Since this was an ARRA award, we report the following figures on job creation in Table 1. Since N2N is not continuing in its current form, we do not provide figures on job retention. Table 1 N2N Job Creation by Quarter Jobs Created 2010 Q4 6.65 2011 Q1 7.13 2011 Q2 4.98 2011 Q3 9.66 2011 Q4 5.43 2012 Q1 11.11 2012 Q2 6.85 2012 Q3 6.29 2012 Q4 6.77 2013 Q1 5.57 2013 Q2 8.35 2013 Q3 6.52 Total 85.31 The N2N team encountered several gaps in the existing efficiency program performance that hindered meeting N2N’s and DOE’s short-term program goals, as well as the State of Connecticut’s long-term energy, efficiency, and carbon reduction goals. However, despite the slow program start, N2N found evidence of increasing upgrade uptake rates over time, due to delayed customer action of one to two years from N2N introduction to completion of deeper household upgrades. Two main social/behavioral principles have contributed to driving deeper upgrades in CT: 1. Word of mouth, where people share their experience with others, which leads to others to take action; and 2. Self-herding, where people follow past behavior, which leads to deeper and deeper actions within individual households.

  1. IFC BIM-Based Methodology for Semi-Automated Building Energy Performance Simulation

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    Bazjanac, Vladimir

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the existence of an “energy simulation” view of IFC, eitherbeen defined in the “energy simulation view” of the IFC datafrom sophisticated energy simulation engines is typically

  2. Using Building Simulation and Optimization to Calculate Lookup Tables for Control

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    Coffey, Brian

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Building load model in Modelica, showing the two main sub-condensation. LBNL- M Wetter. Modelica-based modeling anda buildings library for Modelica (Wetter, 2009b). This US-

  3. Using Building Simulation and Optimization to Calculate Lookup Tables for Control

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    Coffey, Brian

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Building load model in Modelica, showing the two main sub-condensation. LBNL- M Wetter. Modelica-based modeling anda buildings library for Modelica (Wetter, 2009b). This US-

  4. Experimental and Simulation Approaches for Optimizing the Thermal Performance of Building Enclosures Containing Phase Change Materials

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    Lee, Kyoung Ok

    2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    It has been proven that the integration of phase change materials (PCM) into building enclosures helps with wall thermal management as well as in reducing building energy consumption. Most older and some current PCM ...

  5. Improved Building Energy Performance Modelling through Comparison of Measured Data with Simulated Results 

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    Bambrook, S.; Jacob, D.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -ICE for the same building. The dataset collected at the demonstration building consists of total energy consumption, weather data, indoor conditions and HVAC system parameters, measured in at least hourly time steps. This paper presents the first steps in modelling...

  6. Computer Simulation of Cooling Effect of Wind Tower on Passively Ventilated Building 

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    Seryak, J.; Kissock, J. K.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Traditional buildings are cooled and ventilated by mechanically induced drafts. Natural ventilation aspires to cool and ventilate a building by natural means, such as cross ventilation or wind towers, without mechanical equipment. A simple computer...

  7. Improved Building Energy Performance Modelling through Comparison of Measured Data with Simulated Results

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    Bambrook, S.; Jacob, D.

    -ICE for the same building. The dataset collected at the demonstration building consists of total energy consumption, weather data, indoor conditions and HVAC system parameters, measured in at least hourly time steps. This paper presents the first steps in modelling...

  8. ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS PROGRAM Chapter from the Energy and Environment Division Annual Report 1980

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    Authors, Various

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Passive Solar Building Performance: A Theoretical Ap2roach to the DesignPassive Solar Analysis and Design group. ENERGY PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS*

  9. Modeling Zero Energy Building: technical and economical optimization Maria Ferrara1-2

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Modeling Zero Energy Building: technical and economical optimization Maria Ferrara1-2 , Joseph by the recast of Energy Performance of Buildings. The aim of this work is to provide a useful method to deal combines the use of TRNSYS, building energy simulation program, with GenOpt, Generic Optimization program

  10. Deriving Unit Cost Coefficients for Linear Programming-Driven Priority-Based Simulations

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    Lund, Jay R.

    Deriving Unit Cost Coefficients for Linear Programming-Driven Priority-Based Simulations By INES-by-step procedure to generate priority preserving weights for linear programming driven simulations models. Many-priority deliveries, the assignment of unit weights in the objective function can be a matter of some art

  11. Applicability of daylighting computer modeling in real case studies: Comparison between measured and simulated daylight availability and lighting consumption. Building and Environment

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    A. D. Atif

    this paper is published in / Une version de ce document se trouve dans : IEA (International Energy Agency) Task 21 / Annex 29: Daylight in Buildings, November 1998, 68 pp. www.nrc.ca/irc/ircpubs NRCC-42862 Subtask C: Daylighting Design Tools T21/C1-21/CAN/98-11 Applicability of Daylighting Computer Modeling in Real Case Studies: Comparison between Measured and Simulated Daylight Availability and Lighting Consumption A report of IEA SHC Task 21 / IEA ECBCS Annex 29 Daylight in Buildings Subtask C: Daylighting Design Tools Report T21/C1-21/CAN/98-11 Applicability of Daylighting Computer Modeling in Real Case Studies: Comparison between Measured and Simulated Daylight Availability and Lighting Consumption by Anca D. Galasiu * Morad R. Atif * A report of IEA SHC Task 21 / IEA ECBCS Annex 29 * National Research Council Canada, Institute for Research in Construction, Indoor Environment Research Program Subtask C: Daylighting Design Tools Report T21/C1-21/CAN/98-11 IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) The International Energy Agency (IEA) was established in 1974 as an autonomous agency within the framework of the Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to carry out a comprehensive program of energy cooperation among its 24 member countries and the Commission of the European Communities. An important part of the Agency's program involves collaboration in the research, development and demonstration of new energy technologies to reduce excessive reliance on imported oil, increase long-term energy security and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The IEA's R&D activities are headed by the Committee on Energy Research and Technology (CERT) and supported by a small Secretariat staff, headquartered in Paris. In addition, three Working Parties are charged with monitorin...

  12. Performance Demonstration Program Plan for Analysis of Simulated Headspace Gases

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    Carlsbad Field Office

    2007-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The Performance Demonstration Program (PDP) for headspace gases distributes blind audit samples in a gas matrix for analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Participating measurement facilities (i.e., fixed laboratories, mobile analysis systems, and on-line analytical systems) are located across the United States. Each sample distribution is termed a PDP cycle. These evaluation cycles provide an objective measure of the reliability of measurements performed for transuranic (TRU) waste characterization. The primary documents governing the conduct of the PDP are the Quality Assurance Program Document (QAPD) (DOE/CBFO-94-1012) and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Waste Analysis Plan (WAP) contained in the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (NM4890139088-TSDF) issued by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED). The WAP requires participation in the PDP; the PDP must comply with the QAPD and the WAP. This plan implements the general requirements of the QAPD and the applicable requirements of the WAP for the Headspace Gas (HSG) PDP. Participating measurement facilities analyze blind audit samples of simulated TRU waste package headspace gases according to the criteria set by this PDP Plan. Blind audit samples (hereafter referred to as PDP samples) are used as an independent means to assess each measurement facility’s compliance with the WAP quality assurance objectives (QAOs). To the extent possible, the concentrations of VOC analytes in the PDP samples encompass the range of concentrations anticipated in actual TRU waste package headspace gas samples. Analyses of headspace gases are required by the WIPP to demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements. These analyses must be performed by measurement facilities that have demonstrated acceptable performance in this PDP. These analyses are referred to as WIPP analyses and the TRU waste package headspace gas samples on which they are performed are referred to as WIPP samples in this document. Participating measurement facilities must analyze PDP samples using the same procedures used for routine waste characterization analyses of WIPP samples.

  13. Performance Demonstration Program Plan for Analysis of Simulated Headspace Gases

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    Carlsbad Field Office

    2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Performance Demonstration Program (PDP) for headspace gases distributes sample gases of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for analysis. Participating measurement facilities (i.e., fixed laboratories, mobile analysis systems, and on-line analytical systems) are located across the United States. Each sample distribution is termed a PDP cycle. These evaluation cycles provide an objective measure of the reliability of measurements performed for transuranic (TRU) waste characterization. The primary documents governing the conduct of the PDP are the Quality Assurance Program Document (QAPD) (DOE/CBFO-94-1012) and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Waste Analysis Plan (WAP) contained in the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (NM4890139088-TSDF) issued by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED). The WAP requires participation in the PDP; the PDP must comply with the QAPD and the WAP. This plan implements the general requirements of the QAPD and the applicable requirements of the WAP for the Headspace Gas (HSG) PDP. Participating measurement facilities analyze blind audit samples of simulated TRU waste package headspace gases according to the criteria set by this PDP Plan. Blind audit samples (hereafter referred to as PDP samples) are used as an independent means to assess each measurement facility’s compliance with the WAP quality assurance objectives (QAOs). To the extent possible, the concentrations of VOC analytes in the PDP samples encompass the range of concentrations anticipated in actual TRU waste package headspace gas samples. Analyses of headspace gases are required by the WIPP to demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements. These analyses must be performed by measurement facilities that have demonstrated acceptable performance in this PDP. These analyses are referred to as WIPP analyses and the TRU waste package headspace gas samples on which they are performed are referred to as WIPP samples in this document. Participating measurement facilities must analyze PDP samples using the same procedures used for routine waste characterization analyses of WIPP samples.

  14. Performance Demonstration Program Plan for Analysis of Simulated Headspace Gases

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    Carlsbad Field Office

    2007-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The Performance Demonstration Program (PDP) for headspace gases distributes blind audit samples in a gas matrix for analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Participating measurement facilities (i.e., fixed laboratories, mobile analysis systems, and on-line analytical systems) are located across the United States. Each sample distribution is termed a PDP cycle. These evaluation cycles provide an objective measure of the reliability of measurements performed for transuranic (TRU) waste characterization. The primary documents governing the conduct of the PDP are the Quality Assurance Program Document (QAPD) (DOE/CBFO-94-1012) and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Waste Analysis Plan (WAP) contained in the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (NM4890139088-TSDF) issued by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED). The WAP requires participation in the PDP; the PDP must comply with the QAPD and the WAP. This plan implements the general requirements of the QAPD and the applicable requirements of the WAP for the Headspace Gas (HSG) PDP. Participating measurement facilities analyze blind audit samples of simulated TRU waste package headspace gases according to the criteria set by this PDP Plan. Blind audit samples (hereafter referred to as PDP samples) are used as an independent means to assess each measurement facility’s compliance with the WAP quality assurance objectives (QAOs). To the extent possible, the concentrations of VOC analytes in the PDP samples encompass the range of concentrations anticipated in actual TRU waste package headspace gas samples. Analyses of headspace gases are required by the WIPP to demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements. These analyses must be performed by measurement facilities that have demonstrated acceptable performance in this PDP. These analyses are referred to as WIPP analyses and the TRU waste package headspace gas samples on which they are performed are referred to as WIPP samples in this document. Participating measurement facilities must analyze PDP samples using the same procedures used for routine waste characterization analyses of WIPP samples.

  15. Impact of the FY 2009 Building Technologies Program on United States Employment and Earned Income

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    Livingston, Olga V.; Scott, Michael J.; Hostick, Donna J.; Dirks, James A.; Cort, Katherine A.

    2008-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is interested in assessing the potential economic impacts of its portfolio of subprograms on national employment and income. A special purpose input-output model called ImSET is used in this study of 14 Building Technologies Program subprograms in the EERE final FY 2009 budget request to the Office of Management and Budget in February 2008. Energy savings, investments, and impacts on U.S. national employment and earned income are reported by subprogram for selected years to the year 2025. Energy savings and investments from these subprograms have the potential of creating a total of 258,000 jobs and about $3.7 billion in earned income (2007$) by the year 2025.

  16. Quarterly report of solar federal buildings: program in the MASEC region

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    Not Available

    1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Activities concerning the short course on solar and energy conservation for buildings are reviewed. (MHR)

  17. ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS PROGRAM Chapter from the Energy and Environment Division Annual Report 1980

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    Authors, Various

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy Efficient Build- ings: Technical Potentials and Policy Recom- mendations for Conservation and Renewable

  18. Preliminary Energy Savings Impact Evaluation: Better Buildings...

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

    Energy Savings Impact Evaluation: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Preliminary Energy Savings Impact Evaluation: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Preliminary Energy...

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

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

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  20. Simulation of Electron-Cloud Build-Up for the Cold Arcs of the LHC and Comparison with Measured Data

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    Maury Cuna, H; Rumolo, G; Tavian, L; Zimmermann, F

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The electron cloud generated by synchrotron radiation or residual gas ionization is a concern for LHC operation and performance. We report the results of simulations studies which examine the electron cloud build-up, at injection energy, 3.5 TeV for various operation parameters. In particular, we determine the value of the secondary emission yield corresponding to the multipacting threshold, and investigate the electron density, and heat as a function of bunch intensity for dipoles and field-free regions. We also include a comparison between simulations results and measured heat-load data from the LHC scrubbing runs in 2011.

  1. A framework for simulation-based real-time whole building performance assessment

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    Pang, Xiufeng

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent developments of the Modelica buildings library forsystem dynamics, such as Modelica [20], should be used tothe 8th International Modelica Conference. Dresden, Germany,

  2. SIMULATION-ASSISTED DAYLIGHT PERFORMANCE ANALYSISIN A HIGH-RISE OFFICE BUILDING IN SINGAPORE

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    CHIEN, Szu Cheng; TSENG, King Jet

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Flodberg, K. (2013). “Daylight utilisation in perimeterJ. , (2005a). “Useful Daylight Illuminance: A NewParadigm to Access Daylight in Buildings”. Lighting

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

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    Trcka, Marija

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  4. WASTE SOLIDIFICATION BUILDING BENCH SCALE HIGH ACTIVITY WASTE SIMULANT VARIABILITY STUDY FY2008

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    Hansen, E; Timothy Jones, T; Tommy Edwards, T; Alex Cozzi, A

    2009-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary objective of this task was to perform a variability study of the high activity waste (HAW) acidic feed to determine the impact of feed variability on the quality of the final grout and on the mixability of the salt solution into the dry powders. The HAW acidic feeds were processed through the neutralization/pH process, targeting a final pH of 12. These fluids were then blended with the dry materials to make the final waste forms. A secondary objective was to determine if elemental substitution for cost prohibitive or toxic elements in the simulant affects the mixing response, thus providing a more economical simulant for use in full scale tests. Though not an objective, the HAW simulant used in the full scale tests was also tested and compared to the results from this task. A statistically designed test matrix was developed based on the maximum molarity inputs used to make the acidic solutions. The maximum molarity inputs were: 7.39 HNO{sub 3}, 0.11618 gallium, 0.5423 silver, and 1.1032 'other' metals based on their NO{sub 3}{sup -} contribution. Substitution of the elements aluminum for gallium and copper for silver was also considered in this test matrix, resulting in a total of 40 tests. During the NaOH addition, the neutralization/pH adjustment process was controlled to a maximum temperature of 60 C. The neutralized/pH adjusted simulants were blended with Portland cement and zircon flour at a water to cement mass ratio of 0.30. The mass ratio of zircon flour to Portland cement was 1/12. The grout was made using a Hobart N-50 mixer running at low speed for two minutes to incorporate and properly wet the dry solids with liquid and at medium speed for five minutes for mixing. The resulting fresh grout was measured for three consecutive yield stress measurements. The cured grout was measured for set, bleed, and density. Given the conditions of preparing the grout in this task, all of the grouts were visually well mixed prior to preparing the grouts for measurements. All of the cured grouts were measured for bleed and set. All of the cured grouts satisfied the bleed and set requirements, where no bleed water was observed on any of the grout samples after one day and all had set within 3 days of curing. This data indicates, for a well mixed product, bleed and set requirement are satisfied for the range of acidic feeds tested in this task. The yield stress measurements provide both an indication on the mixability of the salt solution with dry materials and an indication of how quickly the grout is starting to form structure. The inability to properly mix these two streams into a well mixed grout product will lead to a non-homogeneous mixture that will impact product quality. Product quality issues could be unmixed regions of dry material and hot spots having high concentrations of americium 241. Mixes that were more difficult to incorporate typically resulted in grouts with higher yield stresses. The mixability from these tests will provide Waste Solidification Building (WSB) an indication of which grouts will be more challenging to mix. The first yield stress measurements were statistically compared to a list of variables, specifically the batched chemicals used to make the acidic solutions. The first yield stress was also compared to the physical properties of the acidic solutions, physical and pH properties of the neutralized/pH adjusted solutions, and chemical and physical properties of the grout.

  5. To be presented at the Seventh International IBPSA Conference Building Simulation 2001, August 13-15, 2001 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and to be published in the Proceedings.

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    LBNL-48393 DR-432 To be presented at the Seventh International IBPSA Conference Building Simulation AND BACKGROUND During the past three decades, several building simulation tools have been developed to address to sophisticated building simulation models, more attention has been paid to the "front ends" of these tools

  6. On-Site Generation Simulation with EnergyPlus for Commercial Buildings

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    Stadler, Michael; Firestone, Ryan; Curtil, Dimitri; Marnay, Chris

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    L ABORATORY On-Site Generation Simulation with EnergyPlusemployer. On-Site Generation Simulation with EnergyPlus forin modeling distributed generation (DG), including DG with

  7. Bainbridge Energy Challenge. Energy efficiency and conservation block grant (EECBG) - Better buildings neighborhood program. Final Technical Report

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    Kraus, Yvonne X.

    2014-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    RePower Bainbridge and Bremerton (RePower) is a residential energy-efficiency and conservation program designed to foster a sustainable, clean, and renewable energy economy. The program was a 3.5 year effort in the cities of Bainbridge Island and Bremerton, Washington, to conserve and reduce energy use, establish a trained home performance trade ally network, and create local jobs. RePower was funded through a $4.8 million grant from the US Department of Energy, Better Buildings Program. The grant’s performance period was August 1, 2010 through March 30, 2014.

  8. Development of a High-Performance Office Building Simulation Model for a Hot and Humid Climate 

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    Cho, S.; Haberl, J.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    applicable to office buildings in hot and humid climates and to develop a high-performance (maximum energy-efficient) building model that only uses technologies readily available in the contemporary market. The high-performance model showed 48% total energy...

  9. Fire Protection Program Assessment, Building 9116- Y12 Plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This assessment is intended to evaluate the fire hazards, life safety and fire protection features inherent in Building 9116.

  10. Calculation program for design of windows in residential buildings Ins Palma Santos and Svend Svendsen*

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    Svendsen* Department of Civil Engineering, Brovej, Building 118, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 of the thermal losses through the buildings envelop while during the summer period they can lead to overheating sustainable buildings at the Department of Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark

  11. The Impact of DOE Building Technology Energy Efficiency Programs on U.S. Employment, Income, and Investment

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    Scott, Michael J.; Roop, Joseph M.; Schultz, Robert W.; Anderson, Dave M.; Cort, Katherine A.

    2008-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    To more fully evaluate its programs to increase the energy efficiency of the U.S. residential and commercial building stock, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) assesses the macroeconomic impacts of those programs, specifically on national employment, wage income, and (most recently) investment. The analysis is conducted using the Impact of Sector Energy Technologies (ImSET) model, a special-purpose 188-sector input-output model of the U.S. economy designed specifically to evaluate the impacts of energy efficiency investments and saving. For the analysis described in the paper, ImSET was amended to provide estimates of sector-by-sector capital requirements and investment. In the scenario of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 Buildings Technology (BT) program, the technologies and building practices being developed and promoted by the BT program have the prospect of saving about 2.9×1015 Btu in buildings by the year 2030, about 27% of the expected growth in buildings energy consumption by the year 2030. The analysis reported in the paper finds that, by the year 2030, these savings have the potential to increase employment by up to 446,000 jobs, increase wage income by $7.8 billion, reduce needs for capital stock in the energy sector and closely related supporting industries by about $207 billion (and the corresponding annual level of investment by $13 billion), and create net capital savings that are available to grow the nation’s future economy.

  12. An indoorâ??outdoor building energy simulator to study urban modification effects on building energy use â?? Model description and validation

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    Yaghoobian, Neda; Kleissl, Jan

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An experimental study, Energy and Buildings 43 (2011) 573?and  nthropogenic heat, Energy and  Buildings 25 (1997) 99?in  an  urban context, Energy and Buildings 43 (2011) 1549?

  13. Passive solar buildings research

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    Balcomb, J.D.

    1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This chapter covers research advances in passive solar buildings research during the time span from 1982 through 1991. These advances fall within the following categories: (1) short-term energy monitoring, (2) heat transport by natural convection within buildings, and (3) design guidelines and design tools. In short-term energy monitoring, a simulation model of the building is calibrated, based on data taken in a 3-day test. The method accurately predicts performance over an extended period. Heat transport through doorways is characterized for complex situations that arise in passive solar buildings. Simple concepts and models adequately describe the energy transport in many situations of interest. In a new approach, design guidelines are automatically generated for any specific locality. Worksheets or an accompanying computer program allow the designer to quickly and accurately evaluate performance and investigate design alternatives. 29 refs., 19 figs., 2 tabs.

  14. STANDARD DATA FILES FOR COMPUTER THERMAL SIMULATION

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    Amor, Robert

    University Box 600 Wellington November 2003 REPORT PREPARED AS PART OF RESEARCH CONTRACT WITH MARKET Project Objective 1 The Building Simulation Programs 2 HVAC Systems (2); Location of Spaces (2) Building Gains A-II-7 HVAC Regime A-II-16 Building Dimensions A-II-19 APPENDIX III WEATHER PROCESSING A-III-1

  15. Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX): Instructions for Implementing the Test Procedure, Calibration Test Reference Results, and Example Acceptance-Range Criteria

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    Judkoff, R.; Polly, B.; Bianchi, M.; Neymark, J.; Kennedy, M.

    2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This publication summarizes building energy simulation test for existing homes (BESTEST-EX): instructions for implementing the test procedure, calibration tests reference results, and example acceptance-range criteria.

  16. Building a Successful Communications Program Based on the Needs and Characteristics of the Affected Communities - 13152

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    Herod, Judy; Mahabir, Alexandra; Holmes, Sandy [Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Port Hope, ON, L1A 3S4 (Canada)] [Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Port Hope, ON, L1A 3S4 (Canada)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over 200 local residents streamed through the doors of the Port Hope Lions Centre to see the detailed plans for the historic low-level radioactive waste clean-up project about to take place in their community. The event had a congenial atmosphere as people walked through the hall taking in rows of display panels that explained each element of the project, asked questions of project staff stationed around the room and chatted with friends and neighbours over light refreshments. Later that year, the results of the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) 10. annual public attitude survey revealed an all-time high in community awareness of the project (94%) and the highest levels of confidence (84%) recorded since surveying began. Today, as the PHAI transitions from a decade of scientific and technical studies to implementation, the success of its communications program - as evidenced by the above examples - offers room for cautious encouragement. The PHAI has spent the past 10 years developing relationships with the southern Ontario communities of Port Hope and Port Granby in preparation for Canada's largest low-level radioactive waste environmental restoration project. These relationships have been built around a strong understanding of the communities' individual needs and characteristics and on the PHAI's efforts to consider and respond to these needs. The successes of the past, as well as the lessons learned, will inform the next stage of communications as the projects move into waste excavation and transportation and building of the long-term waste management facilities. (authors)

  17. Simulation and Optimization on Power Plant Operation Using SEGA's EOP Program

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    Zhou, J.; Deng, S.; Turner, W. D.; Liu, M.

    The operation of a cogeneration power plant is complicated. The Energy Optimization Program (EOP, software made by SEGA, Inc.) was designed to simulate and optimize the operation of TAMU power plant. All major plant components were represented...

  18. Simulation and Optimization on Power Plant Operation Using Sega's EOP Program 

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    Zhou, J.; Deng, S.; Turner, W. D.; Liu, M.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The operation of a cogeneration power plant is complicated. The Energy Optimization Program (EOP, software made by SEGA, Inc.) was designed to simulate and optimize the operation of TAMU power plant. All major plant components were represented...

  19. Simulation and Optimization on Power Plant Operation Using Sega's EOP Program

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    Zhou, J.; Deng, S.; Turner, W. D.; Liu, M.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The operation of a cogeneration power plant is complicated. The Energy Optimization Program (EOP, software made by SEGA, Inc.) was designed to simulate and optimize the operation of TAMU power plant. All major plant components were represented...

  20. Building Distributed Energy Performance Optimization for China a Regional Analysis of Building Energy Costs and CO2 Emissions

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    Feng, Wei

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Public Buildings. Energy and Buildings (41), 426–435.and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, of theand Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, of the