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  1. National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

  2. New National Clean Fleets Partners Build New Roads to Sustainability...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    in the country. Read how UPS, another National Clean Fleets Partner, is reducing petroleum use and emissions of its vehicles. From picking up our recyclables to fixing our...

  3. Building a Sustainable Future FACILITIES & OPERATIONS

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    Building a Sustainable Future FACILITIES & OPERATIONS #12;A Laboratory on a Mission ...to meet: The Environmental Technology Building and National Security Building house more than 650 staff members. #12;Pacific capacity "The Facilities & Operations organization is dedicated to safely and sustainably building

  4. Sustainable Building Basics

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Sustainable building design and operation strategies demonstrate a commitment to energy efficiency, and environmental stewardship. These approaches result in an optimal balance of energy, cost, environmental, and societal benefits, while still meeting the mission of a Federal agency and the function of the facility or infrastructure. For buildings and facilities, responsible resource management and the assessment of operational impacts encompass the principles of sustainability. Sustainable development aims to meet the needs of the present without compromising future needs.

  5. High Performance Sustainable Building

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2011-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide provides approaches for implementing the High Performance Sustainable Building (HPSB) requirements of DOE Order 413.3B, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets. Cancels DOE G 413.3-6.

  6. High Performance Sustainable Building

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2008-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The guide supports DOE O 413.3A and provides useful information on the incorporation of high performance sustainable building principles into building-related General Plant Projects and Institutional General Plant Projects at DOE sites. Canceled by DOE G 413.3-6A. Does not cancel other directives.

  7. Going for "Green" Sustainable Building

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    Going for "Green" Sustainable Building Certification Statistics Europe Status May 2011 rics.org/sustainability #12;Sustainable Building Certification Statistics Europe Foreword Investors are increasingly the usefulness of sustainability certificates in mainstreaming the uptake of so-called `green' buildings across

  8. A Toolkit for Building Sustainability at Dartmouth

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    1 A Toolkit for Building Sustainability at Dartmouth Environmental Studies 50, Spring 2011 College Sustainability Strategic Planning Process. Dartmouth College has a strong legacy of sustainability, are racing forward with new sustainability initiatives, sustainable building designs, and new, innovative

  9. Sustainable Building Rating Systems Summary

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    Fowler, Kimberly M.; Rauch, Emily M.

    2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  10. Benefits of Sustainable Building Design

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The application of sustainable building design not only helps Federal facilities meet laws and regulations, it also provides them with many other benefits. These benefits include:

  11. Riverside County- Sustainable Building Policy

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    In February 2009, the County of Riverside Board of Supervisors adopted Policy Number H-29, creating the Sustainable Building Policy. The Policy requires that all new county building projects...

  12. Sustainable Building Tax Credit (Personal)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    SB 463, enacted in April 2007, established a personal tax credit and a corporate tax credit for sustainable buildings in New Mexico. The tax credits apply to both commercial and residential...

  13. Sustainable Building Tax Credit (Corporate)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    SB 463, enacted in April 2007, established a personal tax credit and a corporate tax credit for sustainable buildings in New Mexico. The tax credits apply to both commercial and residential...

  14. High Performance Sustainable Buildings

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

    to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies brings together...

  15. Information Modelling for Sustainable Buildings Matija Knig

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    Dustdar, Schahram

    Information Modelling for Sustainable Buildings Matija König Department of Construction Informatics- tainable buildings, addressing the needs of the various stakehold- ers. A Sustainable Building Profile (SBP, sustainable building profile 1. INTRODUCTION Currently, information, knowledge and data related to various as

  16. Sustainable Building Policy 1 3/17/2005 Sustainable Building Policy

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    Duchowski, Andrew T.

    Sustainable Building Policy 1 3/17/2005 Sustainable Building Policy University Facilities POLICY 9 in them through every major building project. Contained in the policy are procedures, responsibilities that will be LEED certified, and those that will adhere to sustainable building practices. 1.0 Sustainable Building

  17. Building Environmental Sustainability Bowling Green State University

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    Moore, Paul A.

    Building Environmental Sustainability at Bowling Green State University Executive Summary Bud Folkins to offer recommendations for building an environmentally sustainable community at Bowling Green Services September 2002 #12;ii Introduction Bowling Green State University can become the premier public

  18. EPA Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities provides quick, targeted technical assistance to selected communities using a variety of tools that have demonstrated results and widespread application for building community resilience and implementing sustainable growth strategies.

  19. City of Jacksonville- Sustainable Public Buildings

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    In 2009, the Jacksonville City Office of Sustainability Initiatives announced the creation of the Sustainable Building Program. As part of the program, all new city-owned buildings must meet...

  20. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Sustainable PNNL

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    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Sustainable PNNL Sustainability at Pacific Northwest National of sustainability throughout our research and operations: environmental stewardship ­ minimizing use of water with the core principles of sustainability. Our success at incorporating sustainability into our work

  1. Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu addresses the U.S. Center in Cancun on the need to build a sustainable energy future as part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP-16. In his...

  2. National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sustainability Report FY 2009

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    National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sustainability Report FY 2009 White Black NREL is a national by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. #12;NOTICE: This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored. Design and planning for these highly energy-efficient buildings enable NREL to model sustainability

  3. DCP is national sustainability leader

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    Pilyugin, Sergei S.

    UF Voices DCP is national sustainability leader Yesterday, Oct. 26, the College of Design, Construc-Orlando. Located in down- town Orlando, the program will bring sustainable design training to urban challenges approaches to sustainability. Another example is the international competition, Solar Decathlon Europe

  4. High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction...

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

    Buildings & Campuses High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New...

  5. Sustainable Building Design Revolving Loan Fund

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Sustainable Building Design Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The Arkansas Energy Office granted the Arkansas Building Authority ...

  6. City of San Diego- Sustainable Building Policy

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The City of San Diegos Sustainable Building Policy is directed by Council Policy 900-14. The policy contains regulations regarding building measures, private-sector incentives, health and...

  7. Guiding Principles for Sustainable Existing Buildings: Radiochemical Processing Laboratory

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    Pope, Jason E.

    2013-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    In 2006, the United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) signed the Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), along with 21 other agencies. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is exceeding this requirement and, currently, about 25 percent of its buildings are High Performance and Sustainable Buildings. The pages that follow document the Guiding Principles conformance effort for the Radiochemical Processing Laboratory (RPL) at PNNL. The RPL effort is part of continued progress toward a building inventory that is 100 percent compliant with the Guiding Principles.

  8. Establishing research directions in sustainable building design

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    Watson, Andrew

    Establishing research directions in sustainable building design: Koen Steemers The Martin Centre Research Technical Report 5 #12;Final Project Report Establishing research directions in sustainable building design Project ID Code: IT 1.28 Lead Investigator: Dr. Koen Steemers Period: 1st July 2001 to 30th

  9. GREEN BUILDING TRENDS How Green Building Impacted the National Capital Region Between 2003 and 2009

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    as the standard in sustainable building design, construction, and operations. Scale of LEED Development Through indicate that a new era of green building is emerging as green building standards shape state and localGREEN BUILDING TRENDS How Green Building Impacted the National Capital Region Between 2003 and 2009

  10. Assessing the Sustainability of Buildings From Energy Certificate to Sustainability Report

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    Lutzkendorf, T.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to Sustainability Report In its current work on the development, testing and implementation of a national system to describe, evaluate and certify sustainable buildings (DGNB ? Deutsches G?tesiegel Nachhaltiges Bauen), Germany is focussed on the current state... criteria. In establishing criteria and developing measuring procedures and assessment standards, Germany is oriented towards its national objectives which however at the same time based on the commitments made at European and international level...

  11. CHANCELLOR'S SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE GREEN BUILDING SUBCOMMITTEE

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    CHANCELLOR'S SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE GREEN BUILDING SUBCOMMITTEE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, policies and practices as they pertain to green building and LEED certification. It is our hope these guidelines as a framework for green building, we hope that design teams will be able to challenge

  12. Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings...

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

    leadership in the design, construction, and operation of High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings. Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings...

  13. Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers Webinar on Building...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers Webinar on Building Design & Passive Solar Transcript Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers Webinar on Building Design & Passive...

  14. Mesa Verde's New Museum Showcases Sustainable Building Technologies...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Mesa Verde's New Museum Showcases Sustainable Building Technologies Mesa Verde's New Museum Showcases Sustainable Building Technologies April 18, 2013 - 11:42am Addthis Mesa Verde...

  15. Building Environmental Sustainability Bowling Green State University

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    Moore, Paul A.

    Building Environmental Sustainability at Bowling Green State University Final Report Bud Beatty September 2002 #12;ii Environmental Sustainability Committee Recommendations and Action Steps Bowling Green centrality to the mission of Bowling Green State University Action step needed: The "Bowling Green State

  16. The human factors of sustainable building design: post occupancy evaluation of the Philip Merrill Environmental Center

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    Heerwagen, J.; Zagreus, Leah

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    believed that sustainable building design strategies createexperience of a building. For sustainable design, these

  17. DEA 6250: Collaborative Sustainable Building Practice

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This course is designed to respond to one of the biggest barriers to the transformation of the building sector from current business-as-usual mode towards sustainable practice, i.e. the complex stakeholder structure and the fragmented delivery value chain in the building sector.

  18. Infrastructure & Sustainability | National Nuclear Security Administra...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    & Sustainability | National Nuclear Security Administration Facebook Twitter Youtube Flickr RSS People Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear...

  19. Sustainable School Buildings: Some of the Latest Dutch Examples of Nearly zero Emissions Buildings

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    Zeiler, W.; Boxem, G.; Waard, M.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the Netherlands with respect to sustainable educational building there is a continuous development going on from sustainable building, to Passive House schools, to nearly Zero Emission Buildings to even Energy positive buildings. The Dutch...

  20. Sustainable Buildings | 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of Inspector GeneralDepartment of Energyof theRestoration at YoungSuspect andAcquisition Sustainable

  1. Efficient and Sustainable Energy: Ecology and Energy Challenges Energy Efficient and Sustainable Buildings M. Kostic

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    Efficient and Sustainable Energy: Ecology and Energy Challenges Energy Efficient and Sustainable proven and the "cutting-edge" comprehensive buildings' "green & sustainable" energy technologies of the Northern Illinois Region, an inspiration for multidisciplinary "Energy & Environmental Sustainability

  2. Building sustainable ecosystem-oriented architectures

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    Bassil, Youssef

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Currently, organizations are transforming their business processes into e-services and service-oriented architectures to improve coordination across sales, marketing, and partner channels, to build flexible and scalable systems, and to reduce integration-related maintenance and development costs. However, this new paradigm is still fragile and lacks many features crucial for building sustainable and progressive computing infrastructures able to rapidly respond and adapt to the always-changing market and environmental business. This paper proposes a novel framework for building sustainable Ecosystem- Oriented Architectures (EOA) using e-service models. The backbone of this framework is an ecosystem layer comprising several computing units whose aim is to deliver universal interoperability, transparent communication, automated management, self-integration, self-adaptation, and security to all the interconnected services, components, and devices in the ecosystem. Overall, the proposed model seeks to deliver a co...

  3. Building Partnership Capacity and Sustainability in Financially Challenging Times

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    Building Partnership Capacity and Sustainability in Financially Challenging Times Introduction educational inequality. Partnership Question From the outset, the core objective was to design a sustainable that by focusing on capacity building and sustainability from the beginning, it is possible to build a partnership

  4. Copyright ! 2009 200902-Social Networking for Sustainable Building Practices

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    Lepech, Michael D.

    these stakeholders as a living community that must work together to improve the sustainability of buildings over allCopyright ! 2009 200902- Social Networking for Sustainable Building Practices CIFE TAC 2009 1 Social Networking for Sustainable Building Practices CIFE Proposal 200902 PIs: Mike Lepech, Martin

  5. Building America Webinar: National Residential Efficiency Measures...

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

    National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Unveiled Building America Webinar: National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Unveiled This webinar presented an overview...

  6. High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance

    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:YearRound-UpHeatMulti-Dimensional Subject:Ground Hawaii HIGH PERFORMANCE and SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS

  7. Sustainable tourism and post-conflict state building

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    Richner, Heinz

    Chapter 5 Sustainable tourism and post- conflict state building Pranil Kumar Upadhayaya1 Sagar Raj Sharma2 1. Sustainable development and sustainable tourism Sustainable development is a pattern that communities, under the framework of sustainable development adopt a three-pronged approach that considers

  8. http://rcc.its.psu.edu/hpc Computational Simulations in Sustainable Building Design

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    Bjørnstad, Ottar Nordal

    http://rcc.its.psu.edu/hpc Computational Simulations in Sustainable Building Design Dr. Jelena and Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University Background: Sustainable Building Design Buildings Sustainable building design need to optimize building energy consumption while providing good indoor air

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

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    2/21/2011 Building Technologies Research and Integration Center Reducing the energy consumption: systems (supermarket refrigeration, ground-source, CHP, multi-zone HVAC, wireless and other communications of the nation's buildings is essential for achieving a sustainable clean energy future and will be an enormous

  10. National Green Building Standard Analysis

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    NAHB Research Center, Upper Marlboro, Maryland

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DOE's Building America Program is a research and development program to improve the energy performance of new and existing homes. The ultimate goal of the Building America Program is to achieve examples of cost-effective, energy efficient solutions for all U.S. climate zones. Periodic maintenance of an ANSI standard by review of the entire document and action to revise or reaffirm it on a schedule not to exceed five years is required by ANSI. In compliance, a consensus group has once again been formed and the National Green Building Standard is currently being reviewed to comply with the periodic maintenance requirement of an ANSI standard.

  11. 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

  12. National System Templates: Building Sustainable National Inventory

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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 Office of InspectorConcentrating Solar Powerstories onFocus AreaDataBus JumpEnvironmental ResearchLaboratory

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

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    Konis, Kyle Stas

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    metrics for sustainable building design. National ResearchJ. 2007. Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design anddesign strategies implemented in buildings promoted as green, sustainable,

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

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    Konis, Kyle Stas

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    metrics for sustainable building design. National ResearchJ. 2007. Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design anddesign strategies implemented in buildings promoted as green, sustainable,

  15. Green Buildings: Construction Design Firms' Implementation of Sustainable Design Standards

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    Malone, Nathan

    2008-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper is written to show the importance of green buildings and therefore the need for sustainable design. The paper describes why a construction design firm must take the steps necessary to properly integrate these sustainable design standards...

  16. Sustainability Assessment of Residential Building Energy System in Belgrade

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

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of harmful substances. Multi-criteria method is a basic tool for the sustainability assessment in metropolitan cities. The design of potential options is the first step in the evaluation of buildings. The selection of a number of residential buildings...

  17. National Building Museum 2010 Honor Award

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    Dr. Kristina M. Johnson

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This video was presented at the National Building Museum's 2010 Honor Award: A Salute to Civic Innovators.

  18. National Building Museum 2010 Honor Award

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    Dr. Kristina M. Johnson

    2010-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    This video was presented at the National Building Museum's 2010 Honor Award: A Salute to Civic Innovators.

  19. Building International Emergency Management Systems | National...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Building International Emergency Management Systems | National Nuclear Security Administration Facebook Twitter Youtube Flickr RSS People Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing...

  20. External Assurance Letter from Sustainable Business Consulting Sustainable Business Consulting evaluated Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's (PNNL) sustainability report to

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    External Assurance Letter from Sustainable Business Consulting Sustainable Business Consulting evaluated Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's (PNNL) sustainability report to establish in the spirit of GRI disclosure. The 2012 Sustainability Report provides a balanced and reasonable

  1. External Assurance Letter from Sustainable Business Consulting Sustainable Business Consulting evaluated Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's (PNNL) sustainability report to

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    External Assurance Letter from Sustainable Business Consulting Sustainable Business Consulting evaluated Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's (PNNL) sustainability report to establish the information in the spirit of GRI disclosure. The 2011 Sustainability Report provides a reasonable and balanced

  2. The Center for BioEnergy Sustainability (CBES) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

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    The Center for BioEnergy Sustainability (CBES) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is pleased to announce that we are holding our next Forum on October 20th, 2011 in the Ocoee Room (room 189) in Building

  3. Offices and dwellings: what building acoustics for sustainable development?

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    Offices and dwellings: what building acoustics for sustainable development? M. Asselineau, A.asselineau@peutz.fr Proceedings of the Acoustics 2012 Nantes Conference 23-27 April 2012, Nantes, France 3211 #12;Sustainability for sustainable projects as defined in the French standards, one specifically deals with acoustic comfort. Over

  4. Sustainable Bioenergy | Argonne National Laboratory

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  5. Y-12 Sustainable Design Principles for Building Design and Construction

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    Jackson, J. G.

    2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    B&W Y-12 is committed to modernizing the Y-12 complex to meet future needs with a sustainable and responsive infrastructure and to integrating sustainability principles and practices into Y-12 work (Y72-001, B&W Y-12 Environmental, Safety and Health Policy). This commitment to sustainability and specifically sustainable design of buildings is also incorporated into Presidential Executive Orders (EO), DOE Orders (DOE O), and goals. Sustainable building design is an approach to design, construct, and operate facilities in an efficient and environmentally sound manner that will produce a healthful, resource-efficient and productive working environment that is inherently protective of the environment. The DOE has established the following 5 Guiding Principles for High Performance Sustainable Building (HPSB), and has issued directives that require Y-12 to incorporate the principles and a number of supporting specific practices and techniques into building design, construction and renovation projects: (1) Employ Integrated Design Principles; (2) Optimize Energy Performance; (3) Protect and Conserve Water; (4) Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality; and (5) Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials. The purpose of this document is to present the required sustainable building principles, practices and techniques, summarize the key drivers for incorporating them into Y-12 projects, and present additional recommendations and resources that can be used to support sustainable buildings to enhance the environmental and economic performance of the Y-12 Complex.

  6. U.S. Department of Energy High Performance and Sustainable Buildings...

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

    DOE's commitment to designing, building, operating, and maintaining high performance and sustainable buildings (HPSB). U.S. Department of Energy High Performance and Sustainable...

  7. Sandia National Laboratories: sustainable photovoltaics

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  8. A framework for sustainable buildings : an application to China

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    Ospelt, Christoph, 1970-

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A framework has been established to discuss the different topics of Sustainability in the context of buildings. The framework includes the dimensions of time and space and the dimensions of ecology, society, and economy. ...

  9. City of Seattle- Sustainable Buildings and Sites Policy

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Seattles Sustainable Building Policy was originally adopted in 2000 and significantly expanded in scope in October 2011. This policy calls for new City-funded projects and major renovations with...

  10. Sustainable buildings itu.int/ITU-T/climatechange/ess

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    Sustainable buildings itu.int/ITU-T/climatechange/ess #12;Acknowledgements This document is part at: www.itu.int/ITU- T/climatechange/ess/index.html If you would like to provide any additional

  11. TITLE: Engendering Resilience: Building Sustainable Communities through Women's Collective Action

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    Angenent, Lars T.

    TITLE: Engendering Resilience: Building Sustainable Communities through Women's Collective Action in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro, a city known for its expansive urban sprawl, slum communities and environmental basic services and economic opportunities, climate change, pollution and resource degradation

  12. Miami-Dade County- Sustainable Buildings Program (Florida)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    In 2005, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners passed a [http://www.miamidade.gov/govaction/matter.asp?matter=052213&file=true&ye... resolution] to incorporate sustainable building...

  13. 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...

  14. Building Climate Smart Agriculture in Africa through Sustainable Development

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    Tufts University

    Building Climate Smart Agriculture in Africa through Sustainable Development Diplomacy William R is not threatened and to enable economic development to proceed in a sustainable manner." UN Framework Convention, Agriculture for Development and the meetings that preceded this one #12;There was no "Green Revolution

  15. Topical Lunch Norm Scott "Building" a Sustainable Community

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    Angenent, Lars T.

    Topical Lunch ­ Norm Scott "Building" a Sustainable Community June 28, 2010 12:00 ­ 1:00 PM 300 Rice Hall Attendees: Host ­ Norman Scott, nrs5 Helene Schember, hrs6 David Dieterich, dd355 Mark for Montana presented by Norm Scott, BEE · Brief Background · Site Details · Vision for Site (sustainable

  16. Dalhousie Sustainable Building Policy March 2011

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    Brownstone, Rob

    .2 LEED Rating System "The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating of Principles, and Plan. This policy formalizes Dalhousie's existing practice and commitment to green building as demonstrated by the design and construction of a number of energy efficient buildings from the 90s to the LEED

  17. Tag: Sustainability | Y-12 National Security Complex

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    Sustainability Tag: Sustainability Displaying 1 - 9 of 9... Category: About NNSA announces 2014 sustainability awards NNSA has awarded six 2014 Sustainability Awards for innovation...

  18. High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    New construction and major renovations to existing buildings offer Federal agencies opportunities to create sustainable high-performance buildings. High-performance buildings can incorporate energy...

  19. Sustainable Infrastructure Practices -Green Building Design, page 1 of 2 UC SANTA BARBARA

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Sustainable Infrastructure Practices - Green Building Design, page 1 of 2 UC SANTA BARBARA Sustainable Infrastructure Practices - Green Building Design Contact: Administrative Services Revision: Effective July 1, 2012 Supersedes Green Building Design Interim Policy: June1, 2010 through June 30, 2012

  20. Energy Modeling of a High Performance Building in the U.A.E. for Sustainability Certification

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    Jones, M.; Ledinger, S.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    programs. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) sustainable building program provides a set of criteria for rating sustainable buildings (U.S. Green Building Council 2009). The Estidama rating program, currently in its pilot phase...

  1. Social and Economic Challenges of Implementing Sustainable Materials on Buildings in Kuwait

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    Al-Foraih, R.; Al-Fahad, F.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    building in Kuwait to become a sustainable green building. LEED is still relatively new in Kuwait and the Gulf region, therefore, when certifying an existing governmental building, difficultly is faced with obtaining complete building owners, building upper...

  2. Los Alamos National Lab staff benchmark Y-12 sustainability programs...

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    Los Alamos National Lab ... Los Alamos National Lab staff benchmark Y-12 sustainability programs Posted: June 27, 2013 - 3:53pm OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - Staff from Los Alamos National...

  3. Sustainable Energy Future in China's Building Sector

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    Li, J.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , The Netherlands and Finland (11W/m). Heating and hot water consumption represent 2/3 of energy demand in buildings in China. The thermal performance and heating system efficiency need to be improved dramatically in order to contain the soaring... Efficiency Standard for New Residential Buildings in 1995, the average energy consumption for heating in China is about 90~100kWh/ma 3 which is still almost twice of that in Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands and Finland (40~50KWh/ma). Furthermore...

  4. Commercial Building Partners Catalyze High Performance Buildings Across the Nation

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    Baechler, Michael C.; Dillon, Heather E.; Bartlett, Rosemarie

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 2008 the US Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Commercial Buildings Partnership (CBP) project to accelerate market adoption of commercially available energy saving technologies into the design process for new and upgraded commercial buildings. The CBP represents a unique collaboration between industry leaders and DOE to develop high performance buildings as a model for future construction and renovation. CBP was implemented in two stages. This paper focuses on lessons learned at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in the first stage and discusses some partner insights from the second stage. In the first stage, PNNL and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory recruited CBP partners that own large portfolios of buildings. The labs provide assistance to the partners' design teams and make a business case for energy investments.

  5. Sustainability in Real Estate- "Do Green Buildings make Investors Happy?"

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    Bode, R.

    Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 __ Volksban n Raiffe'senbamken RB / IPM 20.08.20082 Content Union Investment Real Estate AG, an investor in sustainability #0... _ _ Volksbanl:.en Raiffeisenbanken fI1il Union ~Investment ESL-IC-08-10-24a Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 __ Volksban n Raiffe'senbamken RB / IPM 20...

  6. Modeling of a digital tool to design sustainable buildings Vida Gholipour1, 2

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Eco-Models Modeling of a digital tool to design sustainable buildings Vida Gholipour1, 2 , Jean' to help architects design more sustainable buildings is rapidly expanding. This demand has led to use and so collaborate to optimize the building design. Keywords: Eco-Models: sustainable buildings; design

  7. Building America Webinar: BEopt Optimization Tool and National...

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

    BEopt Optimization Tool and National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Building America Webinar: BEopt Optimization Tool and National Residential Efficiency Measures...

  8. Sustainable Buildings and Campuses | Department of Energy

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarlyEnergyDepartment of Energy U.S.Improve Emitter4-0140, 2014ADepartmentDepartment ofSustainable

  9. Sustainable Buildings and Campuses | Department of Energy

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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: AlternativeEnvironment,Institutes and1 SpecialMaximizing Opportunities | DepartmentBuildings and

  10. Abstract--Energy efficiency for the buildings is vital for the environment and sustainability. Buildings are responsible for

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    Jain, Raj

    . Index Terms-- Green Buildings, Energy Efficiency, Energy Modeling, Smart Energy, Energy1 Abstract--Energy efficiency for the buildings is vital for the environment and sustainability. Buildings are responsible for significant energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions in the United

  11. NCCR Digital Fabrication Innovative Building Processes in Architecture A new national research initiative

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    Lygeros, John

    NCCR Digital Fabrication ­Innovative Building Processes in Architecture 14.05.2014 A new national and a resulting enhancement in the quality and sustainability of our built environment. To address the use) to investigate Digital Fabrication ­ Innovative Building Processes in Architecture. Global Challenges The rapidly

  12. National Parks Move Forward on Sustainable Transportation in...

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    Transportation in Partnership with Clean Cities National Parks Move Forward on Sustainable Transportation in Partnership with Clean Cities March 25, 2015 - 1:13pm...

  13. Geothermal: Sponsored by OSTI -- Sustaining the National Geothermal...

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    Sustaining the National Geothermal Data System: Considerations for a System Wide Approach and Node Maintenance, Geothermal Resources Council 37th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada,...

  14. SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS POLICY 1 The University of Aberdeens Sustainable Buildings Policy forms part of the institutional commitment to

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    Levi, Ran

    that these challenges will become increasingly complicated as existing buildings and future projects are required expenditure projects can the University hope to embrace sustainability in less capital intensive aspects to conform to ever more exacting standards of construction, energy efficiency and design. 3 The University

  15. Building Urban Resilience and Sustainability (BURST): Integrating Adaptive Infrastructure Systems with Institutional and Ecological Functions

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    Building Urban Resilience and Sustainability (BURST): Integrating Adaptive Infrastructure Systems Professor, School of Architecture Ernesto Indacochea, Professor, Civil & Materials Engineering Kazuya with the sustainability paradigm. It is organized around the principle that resilient and sustainable infrastructures

  16. Constraint Driven Model Using Correlation and Collaborative Filtering for Sustainable Building

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    Chen, Shu-Ching

    Constraint Driven Model Using Correlation and Collaborative Filtering for Sustainable Building Hsin Miami, FL 33199, USA Abstract Sustainable building has emerged as an important topic due to the fact gaining wider acceptance for many sustainable building projects. However, manag- ing design

  17. Pour citer cet article : Expertise and Methodology in Building Design for Sustainable Development. Debizet G.,

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Pour citer cet article : Expertise and Methodology in Building Design for Sustainable Development/ Chapter 9 Expertise and Methodology in Building Design for Sustainable Development : A Franco-British Comparison Gilles Debizet 1 and Martin Symes 2 Sustainability introduces new goals in building design

  18. EXPLORING DECISION-MAKING METHODS FOR SUSTAINABLE DESIGN IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

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    Tommelein, Iris D.

    EXPLORING DECISION-MAKING METHODS FOR SUSTAINABLE DESIGN IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS by Paz Arroyo for Sustainable Design in Commercial Buildings Copyright 2014 by Paz Arroyo #12;1 ABSTRACT Exploring Decision-Making Methods for Sustainable Design in Commercial Buildings by Paz Arroyo Doctor

  19. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -1 NASA 2012 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    -performance sustainable buildings; · utilize power management options and reduce the number of Agency data centers

  20. EVALUATING NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: PERFORMANCE MEASURES AND INFLUENTIAL FACTORS FOR

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    development, industrial structure, energy prices, environmental governance, pollution abatement and control, environmental governance, and energy prices are major influential factors, with energy prices the most important components factor analysis to help build subindices measuring waste and pollution, sustainable energy

  1. Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Sustainable Landscapes Initiative 2020

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    Gardner, Leah [Environmental Landscape Design Associates; Rogers, Sam [Environmental Landscape Design Associates; Sipes, James L. [Sand County Studios

    2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of the ORNL Sustainable Landscapes Initiative 2020 is to provide a framework that guides future environmental resources and sustainable landscape practices on the ORNL campus. This document builds on the 2003 ORNL Conceptual Landscape Plan and is presented in the context of embracing new opportunities.

  2. Salute to Service: Sustainability and National Security

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    Zhang, Junshan

    of Defense, the world's largest institutional consumer of fossil fuels. From Afghanistan to Fort Huachuca, the DoD is aggressively shrinking its carbon footprint and moving toward biofuels, solar, and other. sustainability series The Sustainability Series is presented by ASU's Global Institute of Sustainability. RSVP

  3. Sustainable Buildings, Energy Efficiency, and Williams College A Look at the North and South Academic Buildings

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    Aalberts, Daniel P.

    Sustainable Buildings, Energy Efficiency, and Williams College A Look at the North and South of the steps that the school is now taking to become more energy efficient and environmentally friendly, and operate them so as to use energy efficiently #12;throughout their lives

  4. Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: National...

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

    National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot, Massachusetts and Rhode Island (Fact Sheet) Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit...

  5. Los Alamos National Laboratory Building Cost Index

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    Orr, H.D.; Lemon, G.D.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory Building Cost Index indicates that actual escalation since 1970 is near 10% per year. Therefore, the Laboratory will continue using a 10% per year escalation rate for construction estimates through 1985 and a slightly lower rate of 8% per year from 1986 through 1990. The computerized program compares the different elements involved in the cost of a typical construction project, which for our purposes, is a complex of office buildings and experimental laboratores. The input data used in the program consist primarily of labor costs and material and equipment costs. The labor costs are the contractural rates of the crafts workers in the Los Alamos area. For the analysis, 12 field-labor draft categories are used; each is weighted corresponding to the labor craft distribution associated with the typical construction project. The materials costs are current Los Alamos prices. Additional information sources include material and equipment quotes obtained through conversations with vendors and from trade publications. The material and equipment items separate into 17 categories for the analysis and are weighted corresponding to the material and equipment distribution associated with the typical construction project. The building cost index is compared to other national building cost indexes.

  6. Los Alamos National Laboratory building cost index

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Orr, H.D.; Lemon, G.D.

    1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory Building Cost Index indicates that actual escalation since 1970 is near 10% per year. Therefore, the Laboratory will continue using a 10% per year escalation rate for construction estimates through 1985 and a slightly lower rate of 8% per year from 1986 through 1990. The computerized program compares the different elements involved in the cost of a typical construction project, which for our purposes, is a complex of office buildings and experimental laboratories. The input data used in the program consist primarily of labor costs and material and equipment costs. The labor costs are the contractual rates of the crafts workers in the Los Alamos area. For the analysis, 12 field-labor craft categories are used; each is weighted corresponding to the labor craft distribution associated with the typical construction project. The materials costs are current Los Alamos prices. Additional information sources include material and equipment quotes obtained through conversations with vendors and from trade publications. The material and equipment items separate into 17 categories for the analysis and are weighted corresponding to the material and equipment distribution associated with the typical construction project. The building cost index is compared to other national building cost indexes.

  7. SUSTAINABILITY OPPORTUNITY Waste audits from campus buildings reveal that 30% of the trash Stanford sends to the landfill is

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    Straight, Aaron

    How To... SUSTAINABILITY OPPORTUNITY Waste audits from campus buildings reveal that 30 on campus have active composting programs. Interested buildings and departments can start a voluntary office;MORE INFORMATION SUSTAINABLE STANFORD'S WASTE REDUCTION EFFORTS http://sustainable

  8. U.S. Department of Energy Commercial Reference Building Models of the National Building Stock

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    Deru, M.; Field, K.; Studer, D.; Benne, K.; Griffith, B.; Torcellini, P.; Liu, B.; Halverson, M.; Winiarski, D.; Rosenberg, M.; Yazdanian, M.; Huang, J.; Crawley, D.

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Program has set the aggressive goal of producing marketable net-zero energy buildings by 2025. This goal will require collaboration between the DOE laboratories and the building industry. We developed standard or reference energy models for the most common commercial buildings to serve as starting points for energy efficiency research. These models represent fairly realistic buildings and typical construction practices. Fifteen commercial building types and one multifamily residential building were determined by consensus between DOE, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and represent approximately two-thirds of the commercial building stock.

  9. Sustainable Success | Y-12 National Security Complex

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security AdministrationcontrollerNanocrystalline GalliumSuppressionSustainable Success Sustainable Success

  10. Green Buildings and High Performance for Sustainability in the Urban Zones of Contemporary Arab City

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    Ahmed, K. A.; Bakier, Z. A.

    the control of the climate exchange and in the same time the high-performance of sustainability. The final study how we realize the sustainable urban development with the green buildings in the Arab cities....

  11. Native Learning Center Training for Building Sustainable Communities in Indian Country

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    The Seminole Tribe of Florida Native Learning Center (NLC) will host this training on Building Sustainable Communities in Indian Country. Topics will include, but are not limited to: sustainable...

  12. National Nanotechnology Initiative's Signature Initiative Sustainable Nanomanufacturing: Creating the Industries of the Future

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    Presentation for the Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop by National Nanotechnology Coordination Office held on June 26, 2012

  13. School building short listed for prestigious sustainability award The Zuckerman Institute for Connective Environmental Research building in the School

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    Everest, Graham R

    School building short listed for prestigious sustainability award The Zuckerman Institute for Connective Environmental Research building in the School has been short listed for the `Outstanding as follows: "In 1994 the University of East Anglia erected its award-winning Elizabeth Fry Building, dubbed

  14. Sustainable Transportation on Campus and in the Community Keynote Address: "Seeking Healthy Buildings"

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    Kyte, Michael

    a Healthy Building," as opposed to "Sustainable Buildings" because that's just kind of an- a bit of twist on, though I think the intentions are identical. I think a healthy building is one that looks at the health healthy building is a no-brainer. We've kind of missed the simplicity of it. I know that perhaps a lot

  15. Building a sustainable future with decent work in Asia and the Pacific

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    Building a sustainable future with decent work in Asia and the Pacific #12;#12;15th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting Kyoto, Japan, April 2011 Building a sustainable future with decent work in Asia of the opinions expressed in them. Reference to names of firms and commercial products and processes does

  16. `Big Chief': The Utilisation of Model Building for the Design of Science Education for Sustainable

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    Romano, Daniela

    `Big Chief': The Utilisation of Model Building for the Design of Science Education for Sustainable Development Games. Timothy Barker1 Abstract. A model building paradigm was employed to inform the design of a game for Science Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The intention is that such techniques

  17. Beyond the buildingcentric approach: A vision for an integrated evaluation of sustainable buildings

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    Conte, Emilia, E-mail: conte@poliba.it [Dipartimento di Architettura e Urbanistica, Politecnico di Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari (Italy); Monno, Valeria, E-mail: vmonno@poliba.it [Dipartimento di Ingegneria delle Acque e Chimica, Politecnico di Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari (Italy)

    2012-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The available sustainable building evaluation systems have produced a new environmental design paradigm. However, there is an increasing need to overcome the buildingcentric approach of these systems, in order to further exploit their innovate potential for sustainable building practices. The paper takes this challenge by developing a cross-scale evaluation approach focusing on the reliability of sustainable building design solutions for the context in which the building is situated. An integrated building-urban evaluation model is proposed based on the urban matrix, which is a conceptualisation of the built environment as a social-ecological system. The model aims at evaluating the sustainability of a building considering it as an active entity contributing to the resilience of the urban matrix. Few holistic performance indicators are used for evaluating such contribution, so expressing the building reliability. The discussion on the efficacy of the model shows that it works as a heuristic tool, supporting the acquisition of a better insight into the complexity which characterises the relationships between the building and the built environment sustainability. Shading new lights on the meaning of sustainable buildings, the model can play a positive role in innovating sustainable building design practices, thus complementing current evaluation systems. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We model an integrated building-urban evaluation approach. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The urban matrix represents the social-ecological functioning of the urban context. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We introduce the concept of reliability to evaluate sustainable buildings. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Holistic indicators express the building reliability. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The evaluation model works as heuristic tool and complements other tools.

  18. COMMUNITY CAPACITY BUILDING FOR REVITALIZATION AND SUSTAINABLE REDEVELOPMENT

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    Downing, Melinda; Rosenthall, John; Hudson, Michelle

    2003-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Capacity building programs help poor and disadvantaged communities to improve their ability to participate in the environmental decision-making processes. They encourage citizen involvement, and provide the tools that enable them to do so. Capacity building enables communities that would otherwise be excluded to participate in the process, leading to better, and more just decisions. The Department of Energy (DOE) continues to be committed to promoting environmental justice and involving its stakeholders more directly in the planning and decision-making process for environmental cleanup. DOE's Environmental Management Program (EM) is in full support of this commitment. Through its environmental justice project, EM provides communities with the capacity to effectively contribute to a complex technical decision-making process by furnishing access to computers, the Internet, training and technical assistance. DOE's Dr. Samuel P. Massie Chairs of Excellence Program (Massie Chairs) function as technical advisors to many of these community projects. The Massie Chairs consist of nationally and internationally recognized engineers and scientists from nine Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and one Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS). This paper will discuss capacity building initiatives in various jurisdictions.

  19. Sustainable Building in China - A Green Leap Forward?

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    Diamond, Richard C.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    building compare to other green buildings in China and theKora, A. Re-Assessing Green Building Performance: A Postencouraged by the nascent green building movement that is

  20. Building 362 Renovation | Argonne National Laboratory

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    Building 362 Renovation Conceptual space planning for the Building 362 Renovation project is complete. Here is a "before and after" rendition of how Argonne will be optimizing the...

  1. SONGSTHAT SUSTAIN A NATION: CHEROKEE MUSIC IN CONTEMPORARY

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    Crews, Stephen

    SONGSTHAT SUSTAIN A NATION: CHEROKEE MUSIC IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY Name :Amber Giffin Major;PROJECT BACKGROUND AND GOALS Background: The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) is a federally, the citizens of the EBCI remained in the southeast while the other Cherokees were forced to relocate

  2. Plasma and Technology Programme National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy

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    1 Plasma and Technology Programme National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy Technical University METHODS OF OZONE GENERATION BY MICRO-PLASMA CONCEPT Authors A. Fateev, A. Chiper, W. Chen and E. Stamate-1-6365 project devoted to plasma-assisted DeNOx. Ozone is as a key agent in plasma NOx reduction because

  3. Social Networking for Sustainable Building Projects http://stanford.edu/~mlepech/research.projects/cife.09.1/cife.socialnetwork.research.html

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    Lepech, Michael D.

    in building sustainability from actual design, construction, and operation choices & allow for systemSocial Networking for Sustainable Building Projects http The decisions that govern a building's sustainability throughout its life are made by a team of stakeholders

  4. A History of Building 828, Sandia National Laboratories

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    Ullrich, Rebecca

    1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents the history of Building 828 in Sandia National Laboratories' Technical Area I. Building 828 was constructed in 1946 as a mechanical test laboratory for Los Alamos' Z-Division (later Sandia) as it moved to Sandia Base. The building has undergone significant remodeling over the years and has had a variety of occupants. The building was evaluated in compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act, but was not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Nevertheless, for many Labs employees, it was a symbol of Sandia's roots in World War II and the Manhattan Project.

  5. Track 2 _ A Green Building for Green Research The Problem NIATT Sustainable Transit Research Facility

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    Kyte, Michael

    1 Track 2 _ A Green Building for Green Research The Problem NIATT Sustainable Transit Research President Tim White's Commitment to a Green Building The Concerns On-site water retention and treatment Building for Green Research Let's Make This Happen #12;

  6. The Green Building Scheme for a Sustainable Eco-City in Taipei

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    Sun, S.; Chen, Z.; Clements-Croome, D.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Taipei City has put a significant effort toward the implementation of green design and green building schemes towards a sustainable eco-city. Although some of the environmental indicators have not indicated significant progress in environmental...

  7. A Study for Sustainable Facilities of University Part3 Field survey for the Renovation of Buildings

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    Miyashita, Yasushi

    A Study for Sustainable Facilities of University Part3 Field survey for the Renovation of Buildings-conditioning System's Energy, Environmental and Economic Performance by Simulation 2003 2. Y X 1 [MJ/] [m2] 1

  8. Educational buildings stocks refurbishment, a double opportunity: massive energy savings, education of youngsters about sustainable development

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    Couillaud, N.

    Educational buildings stocks refurbishment, a double opportunity: massive energy savings, education of youngsters about sustainable development Nicolas COUILLAUD, research engineer at CSTB, France Phone +33 1 61 44 80 53, Email: nicolas... the sustainability of the whole building performance during the operation phase. For that, we developed dedicated toolbox for educational sector. This toolbox addresses several actors as local authority, engineering department and energy manager. The objective...

  9. Office of National Infrastructure & Sustainability | National Nuclear

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 - September 2006 The 2002 Wholesale PowerSecurity Administration National

  10. Sustainable Building Pioneer Wins Top Award from Engineering...

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

    design-build process that shows how meeting energy efficiency goals can be at the heart of controlling costs and delivering a functional building. The RSF provides a living...

  11. at Berea College Green Buildings--Sustainable Living

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    Baltisberger, Jay H.

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Ecological Machine and Information Kiosk . . . . . . . . . .14 SENS House and Natural Building Building Shelter 6 SENS House 7 Information Kiosk 8 Ecological Machine 9 Child Development Laboratory House and Community Transportation . . . .11 Child Development Laboratory

  12. Glass as a Building Element A Sustainable Approach: A Study of an Existing Academic Building

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    Jori, Swapnil Shriram

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    amount of energy is also being consumed by existing buildings. While many factors at all different stages of building life are responsible for this, the building material is one of the most important considerations. Glass being the most sensitive building...

  13. University of Oxford Environmental Sustainability Policy 2008

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    Melham, Tom

    water) drains and sewers. SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS ­ The University of Oxford Sustainable Buildings Policy is to build environmentally sustainable buildings, and embed sustainable building best practice

  14. IRD Sige, 44, boulevard de dunkerque 13572 Marseille cedex 02 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

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    on Sustainable Development Rio+20: IRD and AIRD join forces Launch of the first scientific cooperation programme United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), will take place in Brazil on 20 and 22 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20 will offer the opportunity to report

  15. Building skills, building homes : community sustainability, straw bale construction, and indigenous perspectives.

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    Vandale, Carol A.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??This narrative inquiry explores how the Building Skills, Building Homes Project, which was undertaken in Saskatchewan, Canada from April November 2003, exemplified a learning (more)

  16. Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction Standards for Public Buildings

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    Senate Bill 130 of 2008 established energy efficiency goals for new state building projects. All major facility projects over 10,000 square feet should strive to exceed the efficiency standards of...

  17. 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...

  18. University of Leeds Sustainable buildings design, construction and refurbishment

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    Haase, Markus

    ' and supports the University's Sustainability Strategy aspirations Increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon maintenance and energy efficiency Control both the quantity and quality of surface water as close to its and plastics). A high level of metering and monitoring highlights opportunities to reduce energy and water

  19. Building Bridges: Federal Agencies Join Forces to Promote Sustainable...

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

    October 20, 2014 - 5:00pm Addthis Based on feedback received during the annual White House Tribal Nations Conference, President Obama established the White House Council...

  20. Integrating Acclimated Kinetic Envelopes into Sustainable Building Design

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    Wang, Jialiang

    2014-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    /IESNA Illuminating Engineering Society of North America IRB Institutional Review Board LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LBNL Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory LPD lighting power density NREL National Renewable Energy Laboratory....11. Retractable roof of the High Court of Justice and Supreme Court (Foster+Partners, 2012) ................................................................ 33 Figure 2.12. Examples of electrochromic glazing by LBNL (Lee, DiBartolomeo, xiii...

  1. Sustainability

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    INL Logo Search Sustainability Home About Sustainable INL Electronics Stewardship Energy Efficiency Fleet Management Green Purchasing Recycling Renewable Energy Sustainable...

  2. TIC Project and Building Description The University is committed to the dual ethos of sustainability and responsible global citizenship; it

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    Mottram, Nigel

    TIC Project and Building Description The University is committed to the dual ethos of sustainability and responsible global citizenship; it aims to be an exemplar of sustainable practice in the design, construction, and operation of our buildings. The Technology and Innovation Centre embodies

  3. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation into Sustainable Energy Storage Systems for Buildings

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    into Sustainable Energy Storage Systems for Buildings Jiries Al-Shomali, Jake Davis, Jianxing Niu University;1 An Investigation into Sustainable Energy Storage Systems for Buildings by Jiries Al-Shomali, Jake Davis Paterson #12;2 ABSTRACT This report documents the research that has been done on the use of Energy Storage

  4. A National Academies Symposium Webcast: Partnerships, Science, and Innovation for Sustainability Solutions

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    A National Academies Symposium Webcast: Partnerships, Science, and Innovation for Sustainability and Technology for Sustainability Program (STS) will organize a two and a half day public symposium, Science, Innovation, and Partnerships for Sustainability Solutions at the Pew DC Conference Center in Washington, DC

  5. Use-phase memory: a tool for the sustainable construction and renovation of residential buildings

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ). The statistics show that this sector consumes and pollutes more than industry (22% energy) or transport sectors1 Use-phase memory: a tool for the sustainable construction and renovation of residential buildings manuscript, published in "Automation in Construction 36 (2013) 53-70" DOI : 10.1016/j.autcon.2013.08.003 #12

  6. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Building sustainable parking lots with the Web of Things

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    Sheng, Michael

    considerable amount of stress and environmental pollution resulting in an economic loss. Research innovations to increasing environmental pollution. The financial impact of reducing the time to search for a parking spotORIGINAL ARTICLE Building sustainable parking lots with the Web of Things Sujith Samuel Mathew

  7. High Performance Sustainable Building Design RM | Department of Energy

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  8. Building Strong, Sustainable Energy Partnerships with Africa | Department

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  9. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable

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  10. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Making Certification Work for Sustainable

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    United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Making Certification Work for Sustainable ..................................................................... 31 Chapter 5. Making certification work for sustainable development: the way ahead Development: The Case of Biofuels United Nations New York and Geneva, 2008 #12;ii Note The designations

  11. New National Clean Fleets Partners Build New Roads to Sustainability |

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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 Office of Inspector General Office0-72.pdfGeorgeDoesn't32DepartmentWells | Department ofEnergy

  12. NREL Facility Named One of Nation's Top Sustainable Buildings |

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  13. Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Plutonium Sustainment Monthly Program Report September 2012

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    McLaughlin, Anastasia Dawn [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Storey, Bradford G. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bowidowicz, Martin [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Robertson, William G. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hobson, Beverly F. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    In March of 2012 the Plutonium Sustainment program at LANL completed or addressed the following high-level activities: (1) Delivered Revision 2 of the Plutonium Sustainment Manufacturing Study, which incorporated changes needed due to the release of the FY2013 President's Budget and the delay in the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Nuclear Facility (CMRRNF). (2) W87 pit type development activities completed a detailed process capability review for the flowsheet in preparation for the Engineering Development Unit Build. (3) Completed revising the Laser Beam Welding schedule to address scope and resource changes. (4) Completed machining and inspecting the first set of high-fidelity cold parts on Precitech 2 for Gemini. (5) The Power Supply Assembly Area started floor cutting with a concrete saw and continued legacy equipment decommissioning. There are currently no major issues associated with achieving MRT L2 Milestones 4195-4198 or the relevant PBIs associated with Plutonium Sustainment. There are no budget issues associated with FY12 final budget guidance. Table 1 identifies all Baseline Change Requests (BCRs) that were initiated, in process, or completed during the month. The earned value metrics overall for LANL are within acceptable thresholds, so no high-level recovery plan is required. Each of the 5 major LANL WBS elements is discussed in detail.

  14. Science Serving Sustainability

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    Buildings Greening Transportation Green Purchasing & Green Technology Pollution Prevention Science Serving Sustainability ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY GOALS at...

  15. INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION REVIEW AND SURVEY of the Argonne National Laboratory Building 301 Footprint

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    E.N. Bailey

    2010-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION REVIEW AND SURVEY of the Argonne National Laboratory Building 301 Footprint, Argonne Illinois 5061-SR-01-0

  16. Sustainable disaster recovery of historic buildings, the case of San Francisco after Loma Prieta earthquake

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    Al-Nammari, Fatima M.

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    -Nammari, 2003) and recovery efforts (Berke and Beatley, 1997; Mileti, 1999; NHRAIC, 2001). Sustainability has many sides. Its social facet calls for social equity, justice, and equilibrium in distribution of resources. Its environmental facet calls for sound..., and Bowden, 1978; Berke and Beatley, 1997). The recovery phase itself has been referred to using many terms (Quarantelli, 1999) but, for the purpose of this research recovery is defined as the time needed to repair a building after an earthquake 1...

  17. The REAL School Garden Experience: Building Sustainable School Gardens through Sustainable Communities

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    Mcgaughy, Tamra D

    2013-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    of growing Texas Tech University, Tamra McGaughy, December 2013 3 and serving vegetables and fruits that grew through your own efforts, are life- changing experiences. (Office of Communications, para. 2) The National Association of State Boards.... The study provided insight on how RSG Network schools have funded and grown community support for their gardening program. It examined how the garden was used during the school day, assess what Texas Tech University, Tamra McGaughy, December 2013 7...

  18. Economic Architecture and Sustainable Communities

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    and investment conditions during the sustainability movement. Join scientist and Green Sense radio show host and social-improvement initiatives combine to build sustainable communities. Mr. Colangelo is recognized as a national expert on brownfields, an authoritative source on sustainable development, and an author

  19. The Center for BioEnergy Sustainability (CBES) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

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    The Center for BioEnergy Sustainability (CBES) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is pleased Studies Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center University of Wisconsin-Madison. Co-Leader in Creating Sustainable Bioenergy Practices Jackson's program focuses on structure and function of managed, semi

  20. Geospatial Science and Technology for Bioenergy Modeling the Sustainability of the National Bioenergy Infrastructure

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    Geospatial Science and Technology for Bioenergy Modeling the Sustainability of the National. The bioenergy supply chain, from crop to customer, is a spatiotemporal process, and geospatial science provides. This includes geospatially integrated modeling to assess feedstock production, feedstock transportation

  1. National Audobon Society project description and building biography

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    Salzberg, M.

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Audubon Society sought to create a welcoming headquarters facility that emphasizes environmentally aware design. Rather than build from scratch, Audubon chose to reclaim an aging, abandoned building, recycle the demolition wastes, and retrofit with all new energy-efficient systems, including windows, HVAC, and lighting. The lighting was designed as a task/ambient lighting system providing 25 to 30 footcandles (fc) average maintained ambient light and 75 to 100 fc of task light. Energy-efficient, high color rendering, fluorescent lamp sources were employed throughout, utilizing less than 1 W/sq ft. No incandescent lamps were used. Readily available technologies were utilized to provide a model that was useful to other facilities. A cohesive energy-efficient design emerged from the strategy of integrating many small efficiencies. The entire program was highly sensitive to the staff members` desire to keep in touch with the cycle of the day and year through daylight penetration.

  2. Federal High Performance and Sustainable Buildings: Guiding Principles for the Laboratory Support Building (LSB)

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    Pope, Jason E.

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents the federal Guiding Principles conformance effort for LSB at PNNL. The effort is part of continued progress toward a campus building inventory that is 100% compliant with the Guiding Principles. The report documentation provides a narrative of how the LSB complies with each of the Guiding Principles requirements. These narratives draw from the many sources that are explained in the text and rely on extensive data collection. The descriptions point to each of these sources, providing the reader with specific policies, procedures, and data points.

  3. The Cost-Effectiveness of Investments to Meet the Guiding Principles for High-Performance Sustainable Buildings on the PNNL Campus

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    Cort, Katherine A.; Judd, Kathleen S.

    2014-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    As part its campus sustainability efforts, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has invested in eight new and existing buildings to ensure they meet the U.S. Department of Energys requirements for high performance sustainable buildings (HPSB) at DOE sites. These investments are expected to benefit PNNL by reducing the total life-cycle cost of facilities, improving energy efficiency and water conservation, and making buildings safer and healthier for the occupants. This study examines the cost-effectiveness of the implementing measures that meet the criteria for HPSBs in 3 different types of buildings on the PNNL campus: offices, scientific laboratories, and data centers. In each of the three case studies examined the investments made to achieve HPSB status demonstrated a high return on the HPSB investments that have taken place in these varied environments. Simple paybacks for total investments in the three case study buildings ranged from just 2 to 5 years; savings-to-investment ratios all exceeded the desirable threshold of 1; and the net present values associated with these investments were all positive.

  4. Sustainable Stanford Greening Infrastructure & Choices

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    sustainability coordinators Work with Office of Sustainability as staff to assist and coordinate with building;1717 Building Level Conservation Solicit participation for the campus Building Level Sustainability Program #12Sustainable Stanford Greening Infrastructure & Choices Fahmida Ahmed Office of Sustainability #12

  5. National Energy Audit Tool for Multifamily Buildings Development Plan

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    Malhotra, Mini [ORNL; MacDonald, Michael [Sentech, Inc.; Accawi, Gina K [ORNL; New, Joshua Ryan [ORNL; Im, Piljae [ORNL

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) enables low-income families to reduce their energy costs by providing funds to make their homes more energy efficient. In addition, the program funds Weatherization Training and Technical Assistance (T and TA) activities to support a range of program operations. These activities include measuring and documenting performance, monitoring programs, promoting advanced techniques and collaborations to further improve program effectiveness, and training, including developing tools and information resources. The T and TA plan outlines the tasks, activities, and milestones to support the weatherization network with the program implementation ramp up efforts. Weatherization of multifamily buildings has been recognized as an effective way to ramp up weatherization efforts. To support this effort, the 2009 National Weatherization T and TA plan includes the task of expanding the functionality of the Weatherization Assistant, a DOE-sponsored family of energy audit computer programs, to perform audits for large and small multifamily buildings This report describes the planning effort for a new multifamily energy audit tool for DOE's WAP. The functionality of the Weatherization Assistant is being expanded to also perform energy audits of small multifamily and large multifamily buildings. The process covers an assessment of needs that includes input from national experts during two national Web conferences. The assessment of needs is then translated into capability and performance descriptions for the proposed new multifamily energy audit, with some description of what might or should be provided in the new tool. The assessment of needs is combined with our best judgment to lay out a strategy for development of the multifamily tool that proceeds in stages, with features of an initial tool (version 1) and a more capable version 2 handled with currently available resources. Additional development in the future is expected to be needed if more capabilities are to be added. A rough schedule for development of the version 1 tool is presented. The components and capabilities described in this plan will serve as the starting point for development of the proposed new multifamily energy audit tool for WAP.

  6. ENERGY, CLIMATE AND SUSTAINABLE

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    ENERGY, CLIMATE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT NAMAs and the Carbon Market Nationally Appropriate . . . . . . . . . . . 63 ChristianEllermann, NaMas FOr disPersed eNergy eNd-Use sectOrs: Using the building sectorDenmark,theNetherlandsMinistryofForeignAffairs,nortotherespectiveorganizationsofeachindividualauthor. CapacityDevelopmentforCDM(CD4CDM)Project UNEPRisøCentre, RisøNationalLaboratoryforSustainableEnergy The

  7. Sustainable NREL - Site Sustainability Plan FY 2015 (Marketing Publication), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security AdministrationcontrollerNanocrystalline GalliumSuppression ofSurprisinghealthSustainability:SustainableS

  8. Sustainable Agricultural Residue Removal for Bioenergy: A Spatially Comprehensive National Assessment

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    D. Muth, Jr.; K. M. Bryden; R. G. Nelson

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study provides a spatially comprehensive assessment of sustainable agricultural residue removal potential across the United States. Earlier assessments determining the quantity of agricultural residue that could be sustainably removed for bioenergy production at the regional and national scale faced a number of computational limitations. These limitations included the number of environmental factors, the number of land management scenarios, and the spatial fidelity and spatial extent of the assessment. This study utilizes integrated multi-factor environmental process modeling and high fidelity land use datasets to perform a spatially comprehensive assessment of sustainably removable agricultural residues across the conterminous United States. Soil type represents the base spatial unit for this study and is modeled using a national soil survey database at the 10 100 m scale. Current crop rotation practices are identified by processing land cover data available from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Cropland Data Layer database. Land management and residue removal scenarios are identified for each unique crop rotation and crop management zone. Estimates of county averages and state totals of sustainably available agricultural residues are provided. The results of the assessment show that in 2011 over 150 million metric tons of agricultural residues could have been sustainably removed across the United States. Projecting crop yields and land management practices to 2030, the assessment determines that over 207 million metric tons of agricultural residues will be able to be sustainably removed for bioenergy production at that time.

  9. Sustainability

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    innovation. For this second report our major targets included: * Energy reduction; * Water reduction; * Fuel efficiency; * Electronic stewardship; * Sustainable acquisition; *...

  10. Social Media revolutionising the building industry towards sustainability Buildings have typically been a conservative industry seeing only incremental changes in

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    , and operate our buildings. This specialised platform is supported by Europe's most influential Green Building building practitioners. A project strongly supported by Europe to develop green economy. 1 #12;2 A database, to ensure strong roots in their respective building sectors : Green Building Council in Germany and Romania

  11. National Conference on Building Commissioning: May 18-20, 2004 Evaluation of Retrocommissioning Persistence in Large

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    Persistence in Large Commercial Buildings N. J. Bourassa, M.A. Piette, N. Motegi Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Synopsis Commercial Building Retrocommissioning activity has increased the Author(s) Norman Bourassa is a Senior Research Associate in the Commercial Building Systems Group at LBNL

  12. Building a national technology and innovation infrastructure for an aging society

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    Lau, Jasmin

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis focuses on the potential of strategic technology innovation and implementation in sustaining an aging society, and examines the need for a comprehensive national technology and innovation infrastructure in the ...

  13. Interagency Sustainability Working Group

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Interagency Sustainability Working Group (ISWG) is the coordinating body for sustainable buildings in the federal government.

  14. Sustainability

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Opening Plenary Session: Bioenergy SustainabilityCharting the Path toward a Viable Future Jody Endres, Assistant Professor, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois

  15. Sandia National Laboratories: sustainable hy-drogen power

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1developmentturbineredox-activeNational Solar Thermalsslsstudy of

  16. NNSA announces 2014 sustainability awards | Y-12 National Security Complex

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the Contributions and Achievements of Women | NationalNuclearThailand |

  17. The Center for BioEnergy Sustainability (CBES) At Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

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    ­ ORNL Bioenergy Resource & Engineering Systems Matt has expertise in accounting for non-market amenitiesThe Center for BioEnergy Sustainability (CBES) At Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is pleased of Short-rotation Pine for Bioenergy on Water Quality and Quantity Using a Watershed-scale Experiment

  18. The Center for BioEnergy Sustainability (CBES) At Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

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    The Center for BioEnergy Sustainability (CBES) At Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is pleased of bioenergy crops as well as the impacts that the expansion of these crops over large areas may have on climate, water, nutrient, and biodiversity. The DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) has been

  19. Track 4: Sustainability in National Programs I. Impact of Executive Orders on Federal Agencies

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    . Energy Conservation in Infrastructure 1. Impact of Executive Orders on Federal Agencies: Two presidential executive orders have expanded federal agencies' responsibility for energy efficiency, renewable energy1 Track 4: Sustainability in National Programs I. Impact of Executive Orders on Federal Agencies II

  20. The Case for Certified Wood Forest products deemed sustainable are a growing part of today's green buildings

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    into the air, but the carbon remains in the tree, even when it is made into furniture or other wood productsThe Case for Certified Wood Forest products deemed sustainable are a growing part of today's green for environmentally responsible building products continues to grow. Purchasing decisions are increasingly influenced

  1. National Energy Technology Laboratory Captures Three Sustainability Awards

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  2. Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia:FAQ < RAPID Jump to: navigation, searchVirginia Blue RidgeUniversityMedio, New Mexico: EnergyRisingNational

  3. National facility for advanced computational science: A sustainable path to scientific discovery

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    Simon, Horst; Kramer, William; Saphir, William; Shalf, John; Bailey, David; Oliker, Leonid; Banda, Michael; McCurdy, C. William; Hules, John; Canning, Andrew; Day, Marc; Colella, Philip; Serafini, David; Wehner, Michael; Nugent, Peter

    2004-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) proposes to create a National Facility for Advanced Computational Science (NFACS) and to establish a new partnership between the American computer industry and a national consortium of laboratories, universities, and computing facilities. NFACS will provide leadership-class scientific computing capability to scientists and engineers nationwide, independent of their institutional affiliation or source of funding. This partnership will bring into existence a new class of computational capability in the United States that is optimal for science and will create a sustainable path towards petaflops performance.

  4. Energy Department and National Institute of Building Sciences...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines support the goal of doubling American energy productivity by 2030 while motivating corporate and public sector leaders across the country to...

  5. Building Science and Technology Solutions for National Problems

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    Bishop, Alan R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The nation's investment in Los Alamos has fostered scientific capabilities for national security missions. As the premier national security science laboratory, Los Alamos tackles: (1) Multidisciplinary science, technology, and engineering challenges; (2) Problems demanding unique experimental and computational facilities; and (3) Highly complex national security issues requiring fundamental breakthroughs. Our mission as a DOE national security science laboratory is to develop and apply science, technology, and engineering solutions that: (1) ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the US nuclear deterrent; (2) protect against the nuclear threat; and (3) solve national security challenges.

  6. Performance of a solar-heated assembly building at Sandia National Laboratories

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    Haskins, D.E.

    1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The passive solar-heating system of the assembly building at Sandia National Laboratories' Photovoltaic Advanced Systems Test Facility is described and the thermal analysis of the building is given. Performance predictions are also given, and actual performance for December 1979 and January 1980 are shown.

  7. *Sandia National Laboratories is Hiring Computer Scientists!* Do you want to be part of an exceptional team building cuttingedge

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    ? At Sandia National Laboratories, we build firstofakind information systems for compelling national security employ cuttingedge technology to produce critical national security systems. The work exemplifies task planning and scheduling * command and control * data acquisition, processing, and exploitation

  8. Section III: Sustainability/ 1 University of Colorado Boulder Master Plan utilization of existing buildings, before building new ones.

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    Stowell, Michael

    buildings, before building new ones. The Boulder campus recently created a Space Manage- ment Advisory. Goal: Approach development with a smart growth ap- proach, which speaks to both campusdesignele key elements to the campus's smart growth princi- ples. Look first to better use existing resources

  9. FinnONTO--Building the Basis for a National Semantic Web Infrastructure in Finland

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    Hyvönen, Eero

    FinnONTO--Building the Basis for a National Semantic Web Infrastructure in Finland Eero Hyv This article presents an overview of the National Semantic Web Ontology project in Finland (FinnONTO), 2003 service framework in Finland, and to demonstrate its usefulness in practical applications in eCulture, e

  10. Daylighting Requirements in the National Building Energy Codes Theyre Here!

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    Richman, Eric E.

    2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Requirements for the control of electric lighting in daylighted areas have historically been avoided in the national building energy codes. This is potentially a rich source of energy savings but as most lighting designers and architects know, daylighting design is not simple! The sheer complication of daylighting design makes crafting daylighting control requirements that could be applied generically in a national energy code a difficult task. However, that is currently changing. The Department of Energys (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) managed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has been supporting the ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1 committee in developing improvements to the 90.1 Standard. With subcontract support, the 90.1 Lighting Subcommittee has championed the incorporation of daylighting design and control requirements for the upcoming 2010 version of the nationally available ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 for commercial building energy use.

  11. Life-Cycle Evaluation of Concrete Building Construction as a Strategy for Sustainable Cities

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    Stadel, Alexander

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Portland Cement Concrete. P. C. A. [PCA]. Marceau, M.L. ,BIBM) (2009). Sustainable Benefits of Concrete Structures.Brussels, Belgium, European Concrete Platform ASBL ( Bureau

  12. Review of California and National Methods for Energy PerformanceBenchmarking of Commercial Buildings

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    Matson, Nance E.; Piette, Mary Ann

    2005-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This benchmarking review has been developed to support benchmarking planning and tool development under discussion by the California Energy Commission (CEC), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and others in response to the Governor's Executive Order S-20-04 (2004). The Executive Order sets a goal of benchmarking and improving the energy efficiency of California's existing commercial building stock. The Executive Order requires the CEC to propose ''a simple building efficiency benchmarking system for all commercial buildings in the state''. This report summarizes and compares two currently available commercial building energy-benchmarking tools. One tool is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star National Energy Performance Rating System, which is a national regression-based benchmarking model (referred to in this report as Energy Star). The second is Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Cal-Arch, which is a California-based distributional model (referred to as Cal-Arch). Prior to the time Cal-Arch was developed in 2002, there were several other benchmarking tools available to California consumers but none that were based solely on California data. The Energy Star and Cal-Arch benchmarking tools both provide California with unique and useful methods to benchmark the energy performance of California's buildings. Rather than determine which model is ''better'', the purpose of this report is to understand and compare the underlying data, information systems, assumptions, and outcomes of each model.

  13. Sustainable Development Summer Intern Report 2013 Sustainable Development Summer Intern

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    Sustainable Development Summer Intern Report 2013 Sustainable Development Summer Intern Final amongst university's invested in sustainable development. Our small but mighty size allows us to build through positive sustainable practices. As the Sustainable Development Summer Intern I am fortunate enough

  14. Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: Field Test Best Practices, BEopt, and the National Residential Efficiency Measures Database

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    This is the transcript of the Building America webinar, Field Test Best Practices, BEopt, and the National Residential Efficiency Measures Database, held on March 18, 2015.

  15. Achieving sustainable development : building a coherent vision and motivations for change

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    Grard, Marine B. (Marine Barbara)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    How do the different clusters (businesses, governments, civil society organizations, and individuals) behave currently? Why? And, why do these behaviors need to change? What does a 'sustainable future' mean? What is the ...

  16. Building voluntary sustainability : how urban design can promote care for ecological systems

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    Markel, Christina Paige Buist

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Human behavior is, in aggregate present state, unsustainable by the ecosystem of the earth. This thesis develops a behavior change model of how societies can move from unsustainable to sustainable behavior, and, because ...

  17. Integrated Coastal Resource Management: A Prescription for Sustainable Development

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    English, Brian J.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1996). Sustainable Development Sustainable developmentNations' role in sustainable development. In C. Thomas (protection and sustainable development. Another positive

  18. Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers Webinar on Building Design & Passive Solar Transcript

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    Video recording transcript of a Webinar on Nov. 16, 2010 about residential passive solar building design and solar thermal heating applications

  19. Building GHGs National Inventory Systems | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of Inspector GeneralDepartmentAUDIT REPORTOpenWendeGuo FengBoulder, CO) JumpNRELEnergyGHGs National Inventory

  20. National Residential Efficiency Measures Database - Building America Top

    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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of Inspector General Office0-72.pdfGeorgeDoesn't32Department U.S.National Nuclearon the Safety of

  1. Radiochemistry Education at Washington State University: Sustaining Academic Radiochemistry for the Nation

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    Clark, Sue B.; Nash, Ken; Benny, Paul; Clark, Aurora [Department of Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 (United States); Wall, Nathalie [Nuclear Radiation Center, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 (United States); Wall, Don [Department of Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 (United States); Nuclear Radiation Center, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 (United States); Yoo, Choong-Shik [Department of Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 (United States); Institute for Shock Physics, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 (United States)

    2009-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Since 2002, Washington State University has been building radiochemistry as a component of its overall chemistry program. Using an aggressive hiring strategy and leveraged funds from the state of Washington and federal agencies, six radiochemistry faculty members have been added to give a total of seven radiochemists out of a department of twenty-five faculty members. These faculty members contribute to a diverse curriculum in radiochemistry, and the Chemistry Department now enjoys a significant increase in the number of trainees, the quantity of research expenditures, and the volume and quality of peer-reviewed scientific literature generated by the radiochemistry faculty and the trainees. These three factors are essential for sustaining the radiochemistry education and research program at any academic institution.

  2. SUSTAINABLE AGROECOSYSTEMS ENTOMOLOGIST, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK The Department of Entomology at the University of Maryland, College Park, seeks a tenuretrack

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    Gruner, Daniel S.

    SUSTAINABLE AGROECOSYSTEMS ENTOMOLOGIST, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK The Department will build a nationally prominent, externally funded research program committed to developing sustainable of Entomology at the University of Maryland, College Park, seeks a tenuretrack Assistant Professor

  3. A National Demonstration Project Building the Next Generation

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    Keuter, Dan; Hughey, Kenneth; Melancon, Steve [Entergy Nuclear (United States); Quinn, Edward 'Ted' [Past President, American Nuclear Society, General Atomics, 3550 General Atomics Court, San Diego, CA 92186 (United States)

    2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S., and the world to a greater extent, needs more electrical power generating plants. In the U.S. alone some estimates say that over the next 20 years more than 400,000 MWe of new generation will be needed. This in a period when domestic oil and gas production decreases while consumption increases. Consequently, the U.S. grows more and more dependent on foreign energy sources today importing approximately 60% of our needs. Consider also that the U.S., once the world leader in all nuclear technology, no long leads the world in this technology and each day that goes by the U.S. nuclear infrastructure becomes less and less robust. Due to its improved safety, reliability/economics and emission free generation nuclear power is once more seen as an important energy source in many countries. In 2000, the number of operating nuclear power plants worldwide increased to 438, with 36 new plants under construction. Unfortunately, no new reactor orders have been placed in the US since 1979. When one considers national issues such as reducing environmental emissions, reallocation and conservation of limited natural resources and domestic energy security, the need for new nuclear generation is essential. While the hurdles facing the deployment of new nuclear generation in the U.S. are certainly formidable, the consequences of inaction in this regard are intolerable. In partnership with industry, the Department of Energy should move forward with an aggressive effort in support of deployment of an advanced nuclear power reactor incorporating state-of-the-art safety and proliferation resistant systems. This effort should be structured so as to significantly advance the timetable by which the systems would be available for commercial deployment by taking advantage of ongoing efforts currently underway at DOE and industry. The effort should be sequenced, to the extent possible, so that it can best reflect, both with respect to schedule and capability, the evolving national energy situation, and in a way which supports U.S. environmental objectives. A key element of this effort will be the reestablishment and maintenance of an industrial base, which can be accessed in response to changing national energy needs. Right now, in a cooperative program through the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. and Russian dollars are paying for over 700 Russian nuclear scientists and engineers to complete design work on the Gas Turbine - Modular Helium Reactor (GT-MHR), a next generation nuclear power plant that is melt-down proof, substantially more efficient that the existing generation of reactors, creates substantially less waste and is extremely proliferation resistant. To date, the Russians are providing world class engineering design work, resulting in the program being on track to begin construction of this first of a kind reactor by the end of 2005. Just as important in parallel with this effort, a number of key U.S. utilities are speaking with Congress and the Administration to 'piggy back' off this U.S./Russian effort to promote a joint private-public partnership to construct in parallel a similar first of a kind reactor in the U.S. (authors)

  4. Using existing technologies, designers and operators of large buildings could slash national energy use across a broad

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    Using existing technologies, designers and operators of large buildings could slash national energy use across a broad range of climates. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL of large office buildings and hospitals achieve at least a 50% energy savings using existing technology

  5. National Conference on Building Commissioning: April 19-21, 2006 A Guide for Specifying Performance Monitoring Systems in

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    Monitoring Systems in Commercial and Institutional Buildings Kenneth L. Gillespie, Jr. Pacific Gas & Electric commercial and institutional building owners in specifying what is required to obtain the information is the Leader of the Commercial Building Systems Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has worked

  6. High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency

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    Singer, Brett C.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    attention to sustainable building design is reflected bySustainable Hospitals 10.1. Effect of building form and systems designsand sustainable hospital designs. Study building & staff

  7. EA-1872: Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design Standards for New Federal Buildings

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This EA evaluated the environmental impacts of a proposal to amend the current rule for commercial and high-rise multi-family residential buildings, 10 CFR 433 Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Commercial and High-Rise Multi-Family Residential Buildings, to replace ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004 with the more stringent ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007, incorporated by reference. This EA also evaluated the environmental impacts with regard to low-rise residential buildings; this rulemaking updated 10 CFR 435 Subpart A, Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Residential Low-Rise Residential Buildings, to replace the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) 2004 with the more stringent IECC 2009, incorporated by reference. This EA was completed as DOE/EA-1871.

  8. Paper for the International Conference: Foresight Management in Corporations and Public Organisations New Visions for Sustainability, Helsinki, June 9-10, 2005

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    with sustainability. This builds both on the arguments and different points of critiques there have been made Organisations ­ New Visions for Sustainability, Helsinki, June 9-10, 2005 Sustainability requirements, Risø National Laboratory, mads.borup@risoe.dk Building 110, Frederiksborgvej 399, Postbox 49, 4000

  9. Merrill Hall is a showcase for sustainable urban design. After fire destroyed the original building

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    Hochberg, Michael

    energy use · Use available sun and wind for light, ventilation, power, and heat · Demonstrate "good wood were installed on the roof with support from Seattle City Light. These panels supply enough energy a Silver LEED rating for its sustainable features. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

  10. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Wireless Power Transfer Development for Sustainable Campus Initiative

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    Onar, Omer C [ORNL] [ORNL; Miller, John M [ORNL] [ORNL; Campbell, Steven L [ORNL] [ORNL; Coomer, Chester [ORNL] [ORNL; White, Cliff P [ORNL] [ORNL; Seiber, Larry Eugene [ORNL] [ORNL

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wireless power transfer (WPT) is a convenient, safe, and autonomous means for electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle charging that has seen rapid growth in recent years for stationary applications. WPT does not require bulky contacts, plugs, and wires, is not affected by dirt or weather conditions, and is as efficient as conventional charging systems. This study summarizes some of the recent Sustainable Campus Initiative activities of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in WPT charging of an on-campus vehicle (a Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid electric vehicle). Laboratory development of the WPT coils, high-frequency power inverter, and overall systems integration are discussed. Results cover the coil performance testing at different operating frequencies, airgaps, and misalignments. Some of the experimental results of insertion loss due to roadway surfacing materials in the air-gap are presented. Experimental lessons learned are also covered in this study.

  11. Bishop's University Minutes Sustainable Development & Land Use Committee Meeting

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    for the merged committee: 1) Sustainability, Building and Grounds; 2) Sustainable Campus. Drew suggested starting

  12. Building Technology MSc Programme

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    Langendoen, Koen

    of this programme is on the design of innovative and sustainable building components and their integration

  13. Transforming BIM to BEM: Generation of Building Geometry for the NASA Ames Sustainability Base BIM

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    O'Donnell, James T.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An EnergyPlus Plugin for SketchUp. National Renewable Energyin EnergyPlus. The Sketchup image clearly displays all

  14. Co-Designing Sustainable Communities: The Identification and Incorporation of Social Performance Metrics in Native American Sustainable Housing and Renewable Energy System Design

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    Shelby, Ryan

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    systems and sustainable building design and development (inspired sustainable building design and the whole buildinginspired Sustainable Building Design & Energy Analysis 5

  15. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    Development in Island Nations EPA Environmental Protection Agency FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Waste-to-Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable

  16. Sustainability Assessment of the Robert E. Johnson State Office Building, Final Report, Revised April 2002

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    Sylvester, K. E.; Song, S.; Haberl, J. S.; Turner, W. D.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    s northern facade is approximately 14 degrees west of north, exposing it to direct sunlight during the late afternoon hours in the winter. It is also important to note that the building contains over 50% glazing in the faade consisting of two types of energy...

  17. NREL: Sustainable NREL - Sustainable Buildings

    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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the Contributions andData and Resources NREL resourceEnergy

  18. Rating the energy performance of buildings

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    Olofsson, Thomas; Meier, Alan; Lamberts, Roberto

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  19. Derived concentration guideline levels for Argonne National Laboratory's building 310 area.

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    Kamboj, S., Dr.; Yu, C ., Dr. (Environmental Science Division)

    2011-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The derived concentration guideline level (DCGL) is the allowable residual radionuclide concentration that can remain in soil after remediation of the site without radiological restrictions on the use of the site. It is sometimes called the single radionuclide soil guideline or the soil cleanup criteria. This report documents the methodology, scenarios, and parameters used in the analysis to support establishing radionuclide DCGLs for Argonne National Laboratory's Building 310 area.

  20. Building the national health information infrastructure for personal health, health care services, public health, and research

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    Detmer, Don E

    2003-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Professor of Health Management, Cambridge University Health, Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge and 2Department of Health Evaluation Sciences, University of Virginia, USA Email: Don E Detmer* - d.detmer@jims.cam.ac.uk * Corresponding... ral BMC Medical Informatics and ssBioMed CentDecision Making Open AcceDebate Building the national health information infrastructure for personal health, health care services, public health, and research Don E Detmer*1,2 Address: 1Dennis Gillings...

  1. Solving Slavery in Sudan: Solving a Social Problem Through Nation Building

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    Krueger, Brandon

    2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    SOLVING SLAVERY IN SUDAN: SOLVING A SOCIAL PROBLEM THROUGH NATION BUILDING A Senior Honors Thesis by Brandon Krueger Submitted to the Office of Honors Programs & Academic Scholarships Texas A&M University... by Brandon Krueger Submitted to the Office of Honors Programs & Academic Scholarships Texas A&M University In partial fulfillment for the designation of UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWS Approved as to style and content by...

  2. Integrating Enhanced Building Operations into Municipal Sustainability Programming: A Report from NYC

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    Bobker, M.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . 2 The GHG Inventory showed over 75% of energy use to be attributable to buildings. PlaNYC2030 sets a reduction target of 30% of 2005 consumption. However, when taking projected urban growth into account, the reduction target is actually over.... Municipalities, large and small, have become a focal area for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction commitments. Guided most often by the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), numerous municipalities have conducted GHG inventories...

  3. Awareness of sustainable development: why did the Saemangeum Tideland Reclamation Project lead to the first national controversy over sustainable development in South Korea?

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    Choi, In Huck

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, a list of aspects or characteristics of sustainable development awareness in a society was made from a literature review of the history of sustainable development, theories and practices on sustainable development, and sustainable...

  4. National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering Building 223 Auditorium, Room B002 September 24 -October 11, 2008 Argonne National Laboratory

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    Pennycook, Steve

    National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering Building 223 Auditorium, Room B002 September 24 (HFIR) Neutron Scattering Science Division Oak Ridge Laboratory 10:15 - 10:30 Break 9:30 - 9:45 Break 10 School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering Building 8600, Main Lobby September 24 - October 11, 2008 Oak

  5. This construction, refurbishment and maintenance guide identifies the main sustainability factors that need to be considered during the design, refurbishment, construction or ongoing maintenance of buildings on our

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    Sheldon, Nathan D.

    1 This construction, refurbishment and maintenance guide identifies the main sustainability factors that need to be considered during the design, refurbishment, construction or ongoing maintenance or manage the refurbishment, construction or ongoing maintenance of buildings on behalf of the College. We

  6. Energy for the future with Ris from nuclear power to sustainable energy Ris NatioNal laboRatoRy foR sustaiNable eNeRgy

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    Energy for the future ­ with Risø from nuclear power to sustainable energy Risø NatioNal laboRatoRy foR sustaiNable eNeRgy edited by MoRteN JastRup #12;Energy for the future #12;Energy for the future ­ with Risø from nuclear power to sustainable energy Translated from 'Energi til fremtiden ­ med Risø fra

  7. USC Center for Sustainable Cities University of Southern California

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    Wang, Hai

    green ratings systems for buildings, neighborhoods, and cities; and developing greenhouse inventory to create sustainable cities worldwide The USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development is pleased activities include: A national summit to support development of federal urban sustainability policies. Summer

  8. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Sustainability Peer Exchange Call: Revenue from Contractor Fees, November 1, 2012

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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:YearRound-Up fromDepartmentTie Ltd: ScopeDepartment1, 2011 Better Buildings0,28, 201318,1, 2012

  9. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program, Peer Exchange Call: Program Sustainability, September 27 2012

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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:YearRound-Up fromDepartmentTie Ltd: ScopeDepartment1, 2011 Better Buildings0,28,August 30,2,

  10. Departmental Sustainability

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2011-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The order defines requirements and responsibilities for managing sustainability DOE to ensure that the Department carries out its missions in a sustainable manner that addresses national energy security and global environmental challenges, and advances sustainable, efficient and reliable energy for the future; institute wholesale cultural change to factor sustainability and greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions into all DOE corporate management decisions; and ensure that DOE achieves the sustainability goals established in its Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan. Cancels DOE O 450.1A and DOE O 430.2B

  11. Occupant satisfaction with indoor environmental quality in green buildings

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    Abbaszadeh, S.; Zagreus, Leah; Lehrer, D.; Huizenga, C

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for sustainable building. While it has brought green designof sustainable design, we question how green buildings are

  12. EA-1087: Proposed Induction Linac System Experiments in Building 51B at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California

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    This EA evaluates the environmental impacts of a proposal to modify existing Building 51B at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to install and conduct experiments...

  13. Quantifying National Energy Savings Potential of Lighting Controls in Commercial Buildings

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    Williams, Alison

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building TechnologiesEfficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies

  14. Y-12 Site Sustainability Plan

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    Spencer, Charles G

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The accomplishments to date and the long-range planning of the Y-12 Energy Management and Sustainability and Stewardship programs support the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) vision for a commitment to energy effi ciency and sustainability and to achievement of the Guiding Principles. Specifi cally, the Y-12 vision is to support the Environment, Safety and Health Policy and the DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan, while promoting overall sustainability and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The mission of the Y-12 Energy Management program is to incorporate energy-effi cient technologies site-wide and to position Y-12 to meet NNSA energy requirement needs through 2025 and beyond. The plan addresses greenhouse gases, buildings, fleet management, water use, pollution prevention, waste reduction, sustainable acquisition, electronic stewardship and data centers, site innovation and government-wide support.

  15. Quantifying the Intergration of LEED Ratings to Military High Performance Sustainable Buildings

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    Walewski, J.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Conflicting requirement LEED vs. energy Service vs. DoD vs. federal vs. local vs. base requirements Evolving context: National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA 2012) LEED version changes Energy real $ vs. ROI of LEED ESL-KT-13-12-08 CATEE 2013...: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 ESL-KT-13-12-08 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 Context II (what else going on) NSF 2012 Workshop Sciences Behind...

  16. sustainable environment

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    sustainable resource management environment fisheries aquaculture Cefas capability statement #12 that they can manage their environments and resources in a responsible, effective and sustainable manner. Our costs · Understand, assess and develop opportunities in the short, medium and long-term · Build

  17. Environment HallHOME OF THE NICHOLAS SCHOOL OF THE ENVIRONMENT AT DUKE UNIVERSITY Academic Building

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    Reif, John H.

    of the Duke University campus that will push the boundaries of sustainable design and be a physical statement benchmarks for sustainable design, construction and maintenance practices, it will serve as a model for other of The Sustainable Sites InitiativeTM ­ a national effort, similar to the LEED Green Building rating system program

  18. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sustainability Sustainability 300

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    D'Orsogna, Maria Rita

    will build skills to apply theories to real- world problems of sustainability, and develop the ability1 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sustainability Sustainability 300 Fall 2014 Class: 19301 Room and Sustainability loraine.lundquist@csun.edu JR 219B Course Description This course uses an interdisciplinary

  19. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    Extremely Low-Energy Design for Army Buildings: Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facility Preprint Rois, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, Champaign, IL. 1 Extremely Low-Energy Design for Army Buildings engineer with the Commercial Buildings Research Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden

  20. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 · www

  1. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Clean.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401 303

  2. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308, and Alicen Kandt National Renewable Energy Laboratory John Glassmire and Peter Lilienthal HOMER Energy LLC of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy

  3. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Environmental Performance Report of Energy Golden Field Office, worked closely with staff of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLCNREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency

  4. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    , Interstate Renewable Energy Council (Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP); Eran Mahrer, Solar Electric Power Association & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable

  5. Building Green in Greensburg: Business Incubator Building | Department...

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

  6. Presented at the 13 National Conference on Building Commissioning, May 4-6, 2005, New York, NY, and published in the Proceedings.

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    LBNL-58648 th Presented at the 13 National Conference on Building Commissioning, May 4-6, 2005, New York, NY, and published in the Proceedings. This work was supported by the State Technologies, Moosung Kim Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory May 2005 #12;National Conference on Building

  7. Sustainable Transportation on Campus and in the Community Keynote Address: "University of California Builds Green and Goes Solar"

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    Kyte, Michael

    of California Builds Green and Goes Solar" Matthew St. Clair, University of California Office of the President which I helped lead: perhaps the most comprehensive, ambitious clean energy, green building policy energy, working on green buildings, in charge of buildings on the campus, in charge of maintaining

  8. The Living Building Challenge v1.0 In Pursuit of True Sustainability in the Built Environment

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    Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

    . McLennan · email: jason@cascadiagbc.org · Draft Living Building Standard #12;NOTIFICATION The Living: jason@cascadiagbc.org · Draft Living Building Standard #12;Table of Contents The Living Building Challenge 2 Executive Summary 2 How The Living Building Standard Works 4 Site Design 6 Energy 8 Materials

  9. Kiowa County Commons Building

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    This poster describes the energy efficiency features and sustainable materials used in the Kiowa County Commons Building in Greensburg, Kansas.

  10. A REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT ON Sustainability

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    Johnston, Daniel

    , green building, sustainable building occupant behavior, maintenance and restoration of natural future sustainability projects and the development of a comprehensive training program. BackgroundA REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT ON Sustainability Presented by The University of Texas at Austin Staff

  11. Sustainability Commitments Commitment

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    Heller, Barbara

    : On a fully sustainable urban campus, campus buildings become a living example of environmental researchSustainability Commitments Emissions Commitment: On a fully sustainable urban campus, the materials for elimination. Supply Chain/Waste Management Commitment: On a fully sustainable urban campus, material flows

  12. Building Resilience for Sustainable Development of the Sundarbans through Estuary Management, Poverty Reduction, and Biodiversity Conservation: A Non-Lending

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    Webster, Peter J.

    , Poverty Reduction, and Biodiversity Conservation: A Non-Lending Technical Assistance Appendix D. Effective Adaptation, Biodiversity Conservation, and Sustainable Socioeconomic Development of the Sundarbans Region

  13. Level 3 baseline risk evaluation for Building 3506 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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    Golden, K.M.; Robers, S.K.; Cretella, F.M.

    1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents the results of the Level 3 Baseline Risk Evaluation (BRE) performed on Building 3506 located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). This BRE is intended to provide an analysis of the potential for adverse health effects (current or future) posed by contaminants at the facility. The decision was made to conduct a Level 3 (least rigorous) BRE because only residual contamination exists in the building. Future plans for the facility (demolition) also preclude a rigorous analysis. Site characterization activities for Building 3506 were conducted in fall of 1993. Concrete core samples were taken from the floors and walls of both the cell and the east gallery. These cores were analyzed for radionuclides and organic and inorganic chemicals. Smear samples and direct radiation measurements were also collected. Sediment exists on the floor of the cell and was also analyzed. To adequately characterize the risks posed by the facility, receptors for both current and potential future land uses were evaluated. For the current land use conditions, two receptors were evaluated. The first receptor is a hypothetical maintenance worker who spends 250 days (8 hours/day) for 25 years working in the facility. The remaining receptor evaluated is a hypothetical S and M worker who spends 2 days (8 hours/day) per year for 25 years working within the facility. This particular receptor best exemplifies the current worker scenario for the facility. The two current exposure scenarios and parameters of exposure (e.g., inhalation and ingestion rates) have been developed to provide a conservative (i.e. health protective) estimate of potential exposure.

  14. Sustainable Infrastructure Systems using Engineered Cementitious Michael D. Lepech, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University,

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    Lepech, Michael D.

    either adopted LEED or developed their own national green building guidelines. While the success of LEED engineer would take to engage in "sustainable" engineering of building systems and civil infrastructure of these design solutions. In the United States, significant strides have been made by the US Green Building

  15. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Strategic Energy Analysis.S. Energy Department's only national laboratory focused on renewable energy and energy efficiency, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is uniquely positioned to help inform and guide

  16. NREL is a national laboratory of the U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. BANKING ON SOLAR: DEBT FINANCE) installations? The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Banking on Solar effort aims to answer these questionsNREL is a national laboratory of the U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency

  17. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    : National Renewable Energy Laboratory RBEG: Rural Business Enterprise Grant SDSU: South Dakota StateNREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Wind

  18. High Performance Sustainable Buildings

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation ProposedUsingFun withconfinement plasmas in the Madison SymmetricHigh

  19. Sustainable Transportation, Continuum Magazine, Fall 2013 / Issue 5 (Book), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security AdministrationcontrollerNanocrystalline GalliumSuppressionSustainable SuccessSustainableL L 2 0 1 3 / I

  20. Sustainable Transportation Program | Clean Energy | ORNL

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    Program SHARE Sustainable Transportation Program Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Sustainable Transportation Program Office administratively facilitates the integration of...

  1. Re-Building Greensburg

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    Hewitt, Steven; Wallach, Daniel; Peterson, Stephanie;

    2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Greensburg, KS - A town that was devastated by a tornado in 2007, yet came back to be one of the Nation's most energy-efficient, sustainable communities. Civic leaders and entrepreneurs helped rally residents behind the idea of "greening" Greensburg, inspiring the construction of numerous energy-efficient buildings, some of which generate their own renewable power with solar panels and wind turbines. Many of the town's government buildings use cutting edge energy-saving technologies, saving the local taxpayers' money. Greensburg has demonstrated to the world that any city can reach its energy efficiency and renewable energy goals today using widely available technologies.

  2. Sustainable BioMaterials Fall/Spring Semester Sustainable Enterprise, Sustainable Residential Structures,

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    Buehrer, R. Michael

    in the concepts of sustainability, decisions related to developing green business of sustainability and the basis for decisions made related to green building-requisites. Sustainable Nature-based Enterprises (SBIO 3004) This green business class is recommended

  3. Sustainable use of California biomass resources can help meet state and national bioenergy targets

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    Jenkins, Bryan M; Williams, Robert B; Gildart, Martha C; Kaffka, Stephen R.; Hartsough, Bruce; Dempster, Peter G

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    biomass resources can help meet state and national bioenergythis chemically complex help meet state goals for increasingLCFS), and can similarly help meet significant promise for

  4. Benchmarking Sustainability: the use of Indicators

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    Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

    Benchmarking Sustainability: the use of Indicators Introduction The concept of sustainable development is both very popular and elusive. The overwhelming appeal of sustainability is situated to build a generally shared perception of sustainable development (Butler, 1998). For many people

  5. Science and technology for a sustainable energy future: Accomplishments of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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    Brown, M.A.; Vaughan, K.H.

    1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Accomplishments of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory are presented. Included are activities performed in the utilities, transportation, industrial, and buildings technology areas.

  6. Providing scientific knowledge and technology to sustain our nation's forests, rangelands, and grasslands

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    Fried, Jeremy S.

    online at: http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/boise/AWAE_home.shtml BACKGROUND Forest biomass is an energy source that is underutilized. Expanding forest biomass utilization can improve our nation's energy security while reducing to our nation's forests as sources of energy, there is a risk of increased runoff and erosion

  7. ORNL Sustainable Campus Initiative

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    Halford, Christopher K [ORNL] [ORNL

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The research conducted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) spans many disciplines and has the potential for far-reaching impact in many areas of everyday life. ORNL researchers and operations staff work on projects in areas as diverse as nuclear power generation, transportation, materials science, computing, and building technologies. As the U.S. Department of Energy s (DOE) largest science and energy research facility, ORNL seeks to establish partnerships with industry in the development of innovative new technologies. The primary focus of this current research deals with developing technologies which improve or maintain the quality of life for humans while reducing the overall impact on the environment. In its interactions with industry, ORNL serves as both a facility for sustainable research, as well as a representative of DOE to the private sector. For these reasons it is important that the everyday operations of the Laboratory reflect a dedication to the concepts of stewardship and sustainability.

  8. THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY HANKIN CHAIR IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

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    Guiltinan, Mark

    research in the areas of residential building design and construction, sustainable buildings, energy issues in residential buildings, lifecycle analysis of buildings and related infrastructure, and sustainable landTHE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY HANKIN CHAIR IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION The College

  9. Argonne Director Eric Isaacs addresses the National Press Club

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    Eric Isaccs

    2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Argonne Director Eric Isaacs addresses the National Press Club on 9/15/2009. To build a national economy based on sustainable energy, the nation must first "reignite its innovation ecology," he said. Issacs makes the case for investing in science to secure America's future.

  10. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    , Colorado Jesse Dean and Otto VanGeet National Renewable Energy Laboratory Scott Simkus Boulder County, Colorado Jesse Dean and Otto VanGeet National Renewable Energy Laboratory Scott Simkus Boulder County into an architecturally significant building design, including Steve Powell, Tino Leone, and Corey Chinn. Colorado School

  11. Environmental assessment for the proposed CMR Building upgrades at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico. Final document

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    NONE

    1997-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to maintain its ability to continue to conduct uninterrupted radioactive and metallurgical research in a safe, secure, and environmentally sound manner, the US Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to upgrade the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Chemistry and Metallurgy Research (CMR) Building. The building was built in the early 1950s to provide a research and experimental facility for analytical chemistry, plutonium and uranium chemistry, and metallurgy. Today, research and development activities are performed involving nuclear materials. A variety of radioactive and chemical hazards are present. The CMR Building is nearing the end of its original design life and does not meet many of today`s design codes and standards. The Proposed Action for this Environmental Assessment (EA) includes structural modifications to some portions of the CMR Building which do not meet current seismic criteria for a Hazard Category 2 Facility. Also included are upgrades and improvements in building ventilation, communications, monitoring, and fire protection systems. This EA analyzes the environmental effects of construction of the proposed upgrades. The Proposed Action will have no adverse effects upon agricultural and cultural resources, wetlands and floodplains, endangered and threatened species, recreational resources, or water resources. The Proposed Action would have negligible effects on human health and transportation, and would not pose a disproportionate adverse health or environmental impact on minority or low-income populations within an 80 kilometer (50 mile) radius of the CMR Building.

  12. message from the director Sustainability. Science and technology. At Pacific Northwest National

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    emissions and other environmental impacts through energy efficiency, waste management, water and air the results of our efforts to manage against the "triple bottom line" of social, environmental, and economic National Laboratory (PNNL), we have long recognized that excellence in environmental stewardship, social

  13. Fuel Cells and Solid State Chemistry Department August 2008 Ris National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy

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    Fuel Cells and Solid State Chemistry Department August 2008 Risø National Laboratory 2008 2 Summary This project aimed at development and optimization of Danish SOFC stack technology and by optimization of the spacer components. Decoupling between end plates and the outermost interconnects has been

  14. Adaptive Comfort in Mixed-Mode Buildings: Research Support Facility, National Renewable Energy Lab

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    Brager, Gail; Pigman, Margaret

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Support Facility, National Renewable Energy Lab Gail Brager,Facility of the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, CO.for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. The

  15. Institutional Change Principles for Fostering Sustainability...

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

    Principles for Fostering Sustainability Institutional Change Principles for Fostering Sustainability The following eight principles serve as the foundational building blocks for...

  16. Louis Stokes Laboratories, Building 50, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland: Laboratories for the 21st Century Case Studies (Revision)

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    Not Available

    2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This case study was prepared by participants in the Laboratories for the 21st Century program, a joint endeavor of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program. The goal of this program is to foster greater energy efficiency in new laboratory buildings for both the public and the private sectors. Retrofits of existing laboratories are also encouraged. The energy-efficient features of the new laboratories in Building 50 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, include extensive use of daylighting, variable-air-volume control of the ventilation air supply and exhaust air system, and a unique energy recovery system that makes use of large desiccant energy wheels. With nearly 300,000 gross square feet, the building is estimated to use much less energy than traditional research facilities consume because of its energy-efficient design and features.

  17. Louis Stokes Laboratories, Building 50, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland: Laboratories for the 21st Century Case Studies

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    Not Available

    2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This case study was prepared by participants in the Laboratories for the 21st Century program, a joint endeavor of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program. The goal of this program is to foster greater energy efficiency in new laboratory buildings for both the public and the private sectors. Retrofits of existing laboratories are also encouraged. The energy-efficient features of the new laboratories in Building 50 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, include extensive use of daylighting, variable-air-volume control of the ventilation air supply and exhaust air system, and a unique energy recovery system that makes use of large desiccant energy wheels. With nearly 300,000 gross square feet, the building is estimated to use much less energy than traditional research facilities consume because of its energy-efficient design and features.

  18. Biomarkers for Sustainable

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    Predictive Biomarkers for Sustainable Environments For more information, contact: Ann Miracle for Sustainable Environments PaCIFIC NorThwEST NaTIoNaL LaBoraTory Detecting environmental damage before it's too

  19. STRATEGIC FOCUS: Sustainable Systems

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    to apply sustain- ability principles to building and design, transportation and other fields, to green, presented an ecologically-sustainable sanitation system developed for a small hospital in northern Haiti1010 STRATEGIC FOCUS: Sustainable Systems Biology doctoral student Tanya Lubansky uses quan

  20. UC Sustainability Office Report

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    Hickman, Mark

    1 UC Sustainability Office Report Introduction Welcome to the second annual UC Sustainability Office Report. 2012 saw the Sustainability Office focus its attentions on enhancing the student experience and building on UC's statement of strategic intent of `people prepared to make a difference'. We

  1. Building Green in Greensburg: City Hall Building

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This poster highlights energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable features of the high-performing City Hall building in Greensburg, Kansas.

  2. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Including Alternative Resources in State Renewable Portfolio Standards: Current Design and Implementation

  3. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Navajo Generating Station and Clean-Energy Alternatives: Options for Renewables D.J. Hurlbut, S. Haase, C.S. Turchi, and K. Burman National Renewable Energy Laboratory Produced under direction of the U

  4. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Preliminary Analysis of the Jobs and Economic Impacts of Renewable Energy Projects Supported by the §1603 Treasury Grant Program Daniel Steinberg and Gian Porro National Renewable Energy Laboratory Marshall

  5. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    Enabling Greater Penetration of Solar Power via the Use of CSP with Thermal Energy Storage Paul DenholmNREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308

  6. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    Energy · John Harper, Birch Tree Capital · Adam Kobos, Stoel Rives. #12;iv Executive Summary To stimulateNREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308

  7. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308-Carlo Method Preprint Michael Kuss, Tony Markel, and William Kramer Presented at the 25th World Battery, Hybrid National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Blvd, Golden, CO 80401, USA E-mail: Michael

  8. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    Protection Agency FAA Federal Aviation Administration FWS Fish and Wildlife Service GWEC Global Wind EnergyNREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Wind

  9. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    % post consumer waste. #12;iii Acknowledgments This work was funded by the U.S. Department of EnergyNREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Using

  10. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    % post consumer waste. #12;iii Acknowledgments This work was funded by the U.S. Department of EnergyNREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308

  11. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    of Energy's Geothermal Technology Program, including Jay Nathwani and Angela Crooks, for supportingNREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308

  12. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency Comparison of Capacity Value Methods for Photovoltaics in the Western United States Seyed Hossein Madaeni, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC

  13. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Feasibility Study of Economics and Performance of Biopower at the Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois

  14. FY 2004 Energy Use and Recommended Energy Conservation Measures - Environmental Technology and National Security Buildings at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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    Olson, Norman J.; Hadley, Donald L.; Routh, Richard M.

    2005-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This report addresses the question of why the ETB on PNNL's campus used about 20% more electricity than the NSB in FY 2004, even though ETB has more energy conservations installed than NSB and the two buildings were built using nearly identical floor plans. It was determined that the difference in electricity use between the two buildings was due to the large number of computers in the basement of ETB. It was further determined that ETB's high electricity consumption rate cannot be remedied until these computers can be relocated to a more suitable facility.

  15. National Advisory Council Member Biographies

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    Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

    , a key project is the development of a green, luxury, boutique hotel in Sonoma, CA, a $30- million, 59-room, sustainably designed facility. Darius led the development of Treasure Island, one of the nation's Council on American Politics, Californians Building Bridges and the Green Music Center at Sonoma State

  16. National Advisory Council Member Biographies

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    Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

    , a key project is the development of a green, luxury, boutique hotel in Sonoma, CA, a $30-million, 59-room, sustainably designed facility. Darius led the development of Treasure Island, one of the nation's Council on American Politics, Californians Building Bridges and the Green Music Center at Sonoma State

  17. SUSTAINABILITY CONNECTIONISSUE 12 JANUARY 2013

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    Crawford, T. Daniel

    SUSTAINABILITY FOCUS ON ICTAS CONNECTIONISSUE 12 · JANUARY 2013 A V I R G I N I A T E C H R E S E SUSTAINABILITY and the FABRIC OF ICTAS RESEARCH Building a future that includes the availability of water, energy to Examine the Building Plumbing Microbiome New Faces at ICTAS ICTAS Center of Excellence in Sustainable

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

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    levels at the lowest possible cost. A new version of NREL's Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) software targeting zero net energy--the new version identifies cost- optimal residential building designs at various levels of energy savings, based on simula- tions driven by hour-by-hour heat transfer, typical weather

  19. Buildings in the U.S. have a tremendous impact on the environment, both during their construction and later in operation.

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    Almor, Amit

    and are responsible for one-third of the nation's total energy consumption. Green buildings utilize and integrate, and reduction of operational costs. Green buildings utilize site planning, energy and water efficiency, material on the environment and their occupants. Green building is a major aspect of sustainable development that ensures

  20. Confirmatory radiological survey of the BORAX-V turbine building Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho

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    Stevens, G.H.; Coleman, R.L.; Jensen, M.K.; Pierce, G.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (US); Egidi, P.V.; Mather, S.K. [Oak Ridge Inst. for Science and Education, Grand Junction, CO (United States)

    1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An independent assessment of the remediation of the BORAX-V (Boiling Water Reactor Experiment) turbine building at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), Idaho Falls, Idaho, was accomplished by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Pollutant Assessments Group (ORNL/PAG). The purpose of the assessment was to confirm the site`s compliance with applicable Department of Energy guidelines. The assessment included reviews of both the decontamination and decommissioning Plan and data provided from the pre- and post-remedial action surveys and an independent verification survey of the facility. The independent verification survey included determination of background exposure rates and soil concentrations, beta-gamma and gamma radiation scans, smears for detection of removable contamination, and direct measurements for alpha and beta-gamma radiation activity on the basement and mezzanine floors and the building`s interior and exterior walls. Soil samples were taken, and beta-gamma and gamma radiation exposure rates were measured on areas adjacent to the building. Results of measurements on building surfaces at this facility were within established contamination guidelines except for elevated beta-gamma radiation levels located on three isolated areas of the basement floor. Following remediation of these areas, ORNL/PAG reviewed the remedial action contractor`s report and agreed that remediation was effective in removing the source of the elevated direct radiation. Results of all independent soil analyses for {sup 60}Co were below the detection limit. The highest {sup 137}Cs analysis result was 4.6 pCi/g; this value is below the INEL site-specific guideline of 10 pCi/g.

  1. A Sustainable Stormwater Management Proposal for a Bayfront Military Brownfield

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    Doyle, John

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sustainableon?sitestormwatermanagementtechniques. Although notenforcedlikebuildingcodes,design

  2. Doing Well by Doing Good? Green Office Buildings

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    Eichholtz, Piet; Kok, Nils; Quigley, John M.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sustainable Building Task Force. http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Greenbuilding/Design/Design) green building rating system to encourage the adoption of sustainable

  3. NREL Sustainability Analysis

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    Date: March 25, 2015 Technology Area: Sustainability PIs: Daniel Inman and Garvin Heath Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory This presentation does not contain any...

  4. Sustainable Development at University.

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    Yao, Zhilei

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?? After the Rio United Nations Conference on Enviroment and Development, the need of sustainable development obtained recognition from the vast majority of countries and (more)

  5. NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) indoor air quality in office buildings

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    Wallingford, K.M.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A total of 356 indoor-air-quality health-hazard evaluations were completed by NIOSH from 1971 through December of 1985. Most of these studies concerned government and private office buildings where there were worker complaints. Worker complaints resulted from contamination from inside the building (19% of the cases), contamination from outside (11 percent), contamination from the building fabric (4%), biological contamination (5%), inadequate ventilation (50%), and unknown causes (11%). Health complaints addressed by investigative efforts included eye irritation, dry throat, headache, fatigue, sinus congestion, skin irritation, shortness of breath, cough, dizziness, and nausea.

  6. SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBORHOOD DESIGN CONFERENCE Saturday, November 5, 2011

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    Amin, S. Massoud

    ­ 3rd Ward John Carmody, Center for Sustainable Building Research here? Richard Strong, Center for Sustainable Building Research 9 Martin · EcoVillage in North Minneapolis ­ William Weber, Center for Sustainable

  7. Final Status Survey Report for Corrective Action Unit 117 - Pluto Disassembly Facility, Building 2201, Nevada National Security Site, Nevada

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    Jeremy Gwin and Douglas Frenette

    2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This document contains the process knowledge, radiological data and subsequent statistical methodology and analysis to support approval for the radiological release of Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 117 Pluto Disassembly Facility, Building 2201 located in Area 26 of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). Preparations for release of the building began in 2009 and followed the methodology described in the Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM). MARSSIM is the DOE approved process for release of Real Property (buildings and landmasses) to a set of established criteria or authorized limits. The pre-approved authorized limits for surface contamination values and corresponding assumptions were established by DOE O 5400.5. The release criteria coincide with the acceptance criteria of the U10C landfill permit. The U10C landfill is the proposed location to dispose of the radiologically non-impacted, or clean, building rubble following demolition. However, other disposition options that include the building and/or waste remaining at the NNSS may be considered providing that the same release limits apply. The Final Status Survey was designed following MARSSIM guidance by reviewing historical documentation and radiological survey data. Following this review a formal radiological characterization survey was performed in two phases. The characterization revealed multiple areas of residual radioactivity above the release criteria. These locations were remediated (decontaminated) and then the surface activity was verified to be less than the release criteria. Once remediation efforts had been successfully completed, a Final Status Survey Plan (10-015, Final Status Survey Plan for Corrective Action Unit 117 Pluto Disassembly Facility, Building 2201) was developed and implemented to complete the final step in the MARSSIM process, the Final Status Survey. The Final Status Survey Plan consisted of categorizing each individual room into one of three categories: Class 1, Class 2 or Class 3 (a fourth category is a Non-Impacted Class which in the case of Building 2201 only pertained to exterior surfaces of the building.) The majority of the rooms were determined to fall in the less restrictive Class 3 category, however, Rooms 102, 104, 106, and 107 were identified as containing Class 1 and 2 areas. Building 2201 was divided into survey units and surveyed following the requirements of the Final Status Survey Plan for each particular class. As each survey unit was completed and documented, the survey results were evaluated. Each sample (static measurement) with units of counts per minute (cpm) was corrected for the appropriate background and converted to a value with units of dpm/100 cm2. With a surface contamination value in the appropriate units, it was compared to the surface contamination limits, or in this case the derived concentration guideline level (DCGLw). The appropriate statistical test (sign test) was then performed. If the survey unit was statistically determined to be below the DCGLw, then the survey unit passed and the null hypothesis (that the survey unit is above limits) was rejected. If the survey unit was equal to or below the critical value in the sign test, the null hypothesis was not rejected. This process was performed for all survey units within Building 2201. A total of thirty-three Class 1, four Class 2, and one Class 3 survey units were developed, surveyed, and evaluated. All survey units successfully passed the statistical test. Building 2201 meets the release criteria commensurate with the Waste Acceptance Criteria (for radiological purposes) of the U10C landfill permit residing within NNSS boundaries. Based on the thorough statistical sampling and scanning of the buildings interior, Building 2201 may be considered radiologically clean, or free of contamination.

  8. Incorporation of pollution prevention and waste minimization practices during the decommissioning of Building 310 at Argonne National Laboratory-East

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    Mezaraups, J. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Krstich, M.A. [Environmental Management Solutions, Cincinnati, OH (United States); Yerace, P.J. [Dept. of Energy, Cincinnati, OH (United States). Fernald Field Office; Gresalfi, M.J. [Lockheed Martin, Germantown, MD (United States)

    1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The decommissioning of radiologically contaminated buildings at Department of Energy (DOE) sites provides a major opportunity to include pollution prevention and waste minimization (P2/WMin) practices to minimize waste using authorized release opportunities, and recycle and reuse (R2) activities on a complex-wide basis. The ``P2/WMin Users Guide for Decommissioning Projects`` (a.k.a. Users Guide or Guide) will be used to incorporate P2/WMin practices into the decommissioning and dismantlement (D and D) of Building 310 retention tanks at Argonne National Laboratory-East (ANL-E). The Building 310 service floor retention-tank facility contains ten isolated retention tanks that served to store excess radioactive liquids generated during process operations. The building consists of three rooms containing three tanks each and a larger room containing one tank. Due to a concern that the deteriorating facility could expose personnel working in the vicinity to radioactive contamination, a decision was made to decommission the building. The Users Guide, a document prepared under the auspices of the Office of Pollution Prevention (EM-77), details a step-by-step approach for incorporating P2/WMin options into a project`s documentation and subsequent decommissioning activities. It is a compilation of lessons learned and strategic P2/WMin initiatives from across the DOE complex. The benefits derived from using P2/WMin initiatives for the D and D of Building 310 include an accelerated decommissioning schedule, reduction in health risk, and the elimination of six release sites from the DOE EM-40 list. The benefits derived from implementation of P2/WMin initiatives into this project include cost savings, reduction in long-term liability, and deployment of technologies without impacting scope or schedule for the project.

  9. Norwegian National Program for Lifetime Commissioning and Energy Efficient Operation of Buildings

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    Novakovic, V.; Djuric, N.; Holst, J.; Frydenlund, F.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The project Life-Time Commissioning for Energy Efficient Operation of Buildings is actually a network of industrial companies, private and public entities, and R&D organizations. The overall objective of the project is to contribute...

  10. INL Green Building Strategy

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    Jennifer Dalton

    2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Green buildings, also known as sustainable buildings, resource efficient buildings, and high performance buildings, are structures that minimize the impact on the environment by using less energy and water, reducing solid waste and pollutants, and limiting the depletion of natural resources. As Idaho National Laboratory (INL) becomes the nations premier nuclear energy research laboratory, the physical infrastructure will be established to help accomplish the mission. This infrastructure, particularly the buildings, should incorporate green design features in order to be environmentally responsible and reflect an image of progressiveness and innovation to the public and prospective employees. With this in mind, the recommendations described in this strategy are intended to form the INL foundation for green building standards. The recommendations in this strategy are broken down into three levels: Baseline Minimum, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)Certification, and Innovative. Baseline Minimum features should be included in all new occupied buildings no matter what the purpose or size. These features do not require significant research, design, or capital costs and yet they can reduce Operation and Maintenance (O&M) costs and produce more environmentally friendly buildings. LEED Certification features are more aggressive than the Baseline Minimums in that they require documentation, studies, and/or additional funding. Combined with the Baseline Minimums, many of the features in this level will need to be implemented to achieve the goal of LEED certification. LEED Silver certification should be the minimum goal for all new buildings (including office buildings, laboratories, cafeterias, and visitor centers) greater than 25,000 square feet or a total cost of $10 million. Innovative features can also contribute to LEED certification, but are less mainstream than those listed in the previous two levels. These features are identified as areas where INL can demonstrate leadership but they could require significant upfront cost, additional studies, and/or development. Appendix A includes a checklist summary of the INL Green Building Strategy that can be used as a tool during the design process when considering which green building features to include. It provides a quick reference for determining which strategies have lower or no increased capital cost, yield lower O&M costs, increase employee productivity, and contribute to LEED certification.

  11. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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    interaction of building systems. Opt-E-Plus ensures the recommended design options favorawhole building features and characteristics that can help meet the design goals for the building. Credit and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC NationalRenewable Energy Laboratory

  12. Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings...

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

    Program Areas Sustainable Buildings & Campuses Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing...

  13. Integrated Coastal Resource Management: A Prescription for Sustainable Development

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    English, Brian J.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nations' role in sustainable development. In C. Thomas (A Prescription for Sustainable Development Brian J. Englishas a move toward sustainable development. Steps toward

  14. An Environmental and Economic Trade-off Analysis of Manufacturing Process Chains to Inform Decision Making for Sustainability

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    Robinson, Stefanie L.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Manufacturing. (2011). Sustainability framework model.for Advanced Manufacturing (NACFAM) Sustainability FrameworkScreenshot of NACFAM Sustainability Framework tool (National

  15. 2014 Sustainability Action Plan Outline This is a list of goals from the 2010 Climate Action Plan that have not yet been fully realized and newly

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    Royer, Dana

    sustainable building principles into the maintenance of existing buildings and in renovation projects under $2

  16. Level III baseline risk evaluation for Building 3505 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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    Mostella, W.B. Jr.

    1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Level III Baseline Risk Evaluation (BRE) for Building 3505, the ORNL Metal Recovery Facility, provides an analysis of the potential for adverse health effects, current or future, associated with the presence of hazardous substances in the building. The Metal Recovery Facility was used from 1952 through 1960 to process large quantities of radioactive material using the PUREX process for the recovery of uranium-238, plutonium-239, neptunium-237, and americium-241. The facility consists of seven process cells (A through G), a canal, a dissolver room, a dissolver pit, an office, locker room, storage area, control room, electrical gallery, shop, and makeup area. The cells were used to house the nuclear fuel reprocessing equipment, and the canal was constructed to be used as a water-shielded transfer canal. Currently, there are no known releases of radioactive contaminants from Building 3505. To perform the BRE, historical radiological survey data were used to estimate the concentration of alpha- and beta/gamma emitting radionuclides in the various cells, rooms, and other areas in Building 3505. Data from smear surveys were used to estimate the amount of transferable contamination (to which receptors can be exposed via inhalation and ingestion), and data from probe surveys were used to estimate the amount of both fixed and transferable contamination (from which receptors can receive external exposure). Two land use scenarios, current and future, and their subsequent exposure scenarios were explored in the BRE. Under the current land use scenario, two exposure scenarios were evaluated. The first was a worst-case industrial exposure scenario in which the receptor is a maintenance worker who works 8 hours/day, 350 days/year in the building for 25 years. In the second, more realistic exposure scenario, the receptor is a surveillance and maintenance (S&M) worker who spends two 8-hour days/year in the building for 25 years.

  17. INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION OF THE BUILDING 3550 SLAB AT OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE

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    Weaver, Phyllis C.

    2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) has completed the independent verification survey of the Building 3550 Slab. The results of this effort are provided. The objective of this verification survey is to provide independent review and field assessment of remediation actions conducted by Safety and Ecology Corporation (SEC) to document that the final radiological condition of the slab meets the release guidelines. Verification survey activities on the Building 3550 Slab that included scans, measurements, and the collection of smears. Scans for alpha, alpha plus beta, and gamma activity identified several areas that were investigated.

  18. Financing green buildings

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    Pierce, Christopher John, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An emerging trend in real estate is the development of sustainable buildings, partially due to the huge environmental impact of the design, construction and operation of commercial buildings. This thesis provides a brief ...

  19. Promoting Sustainability Awareness through Energy Engaged Virtual Communities of Construction

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    Promoting Sustainability Awareness through Energy Engaged Virtual Communities of Construction to demolition. Sustainability knowledge is #12;Promoting Sustainability Awareness through Energy EngagedH@cf.ac.uk Abstract. Sustainability requires the engagement of every single constituent of the "building" product

  20. EPA P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3-People, Prosperity and the Planet Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real-world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. The P3 Award Program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of improved quality of life, economic prosperity, and protection of the planetpeople, prosperity, and the planetthe three pillars of sustainability.

  1. Health risk assessment for the Building 3001 Storage Canal at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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    Chidambariah, V.; White, R.K.

    1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This human health risk assessment has been prepared for the Environmental Restoration (ER) Program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The objectives of this risk assessment are to evaluate the alternatives for interim closure of the Building 3001 Storage Canal and to identify the potential health risk from an existing leak in the canal. The Building 3001 Storage Canal connects Buildings 3001 and 3019. The volume of water in the canal is monitored and kept constant at about 62,000 gal. The primary contaminants of the canal water are the radionuclides {sup 137}Cs, {sup 60}Co, and {sup 90}Sr; a layer of sediment on the canal floor also contains radionuclides and metals. The prime medium of contaminant transport has been identified as groundwater. The primary route for occupational exposure at the canal is external exposure to gamma radiation from the canal water and the walls of the canal. Similarly, the primary exposure route at the 3042 sump is external exposure to gamma radiation from the groundwater and the walls of the sump. Based on the exposure rates in the radiation work permits (Appendix C) and assuming conservative occupational work periods, the annual radiation dose to workers is considerably less than the relevant dose limits. The potential risk to the public using the Clinch River was determined for three significant exposure pathways: ingestion of drinking water; ingestion of contaminated fish; and external exposure to contaminated sediments on the shoreline, the dominant exposure pathway.

  2. Both developed and developing nations face ever-growing challenges to meet basic human needs in a sustainable manner. Key

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    Edwards, Paul N.

    and innovative leadership in the public and private sectors. "In these leadership roles, our graduates solve consulting and strategic and sustainability planning. They also work in the public sector with federal energy, water infrastructure, green construction and sustainable mobility. In your coursework, you

  3. DOE Sustainability Reporting Open Line Help Call

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) sponsors open line help calls to assist DOE sites and national laboratories with the annual sustainability reporting process. Representatives from the...

  4. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Integrating Energy Efficiency & Renewable

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    and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Integrating Energy Efficiency & Renewable Electricity Alliance to Save Energy Dr. Dan E. Arvizu Laboratory Director September 2010 #12 & Renewables Accelerating the Transition Clean Affordable Secure Sustainable #12;NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY

  5. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Working with NREL -Commercialization

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    and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Working with NREL of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable EnergyNREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency

  6. Vehicles StorageDispensing Infrastructure NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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    of Transportation Federal transportation regulatory agency FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Regulates of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy (SDOs) National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401 303

  7. Sustainability | Argonne National Laboratory

    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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security AdministrationcontrollerNanocrystalline GalliumSuppression ofSurprisinghealth physics

  8. Office of Sustainability November 2011

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    compared to the original building; and Firestone Library. · As an authorized U.S. Green Building Council out updated Sustainable Building Guidelines in the March 2012 release of the Facilities Design accumulated LCCA knowledge to the development of building projects. Transportation Progress · From 2010

  9. Memorandum of American High-Performance Buildings Coalition DOE...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding Green Building Certification Systems Requirement for New Federal Buildings and Major...

  10. Doing Well By Doing Good? Green Office Buildings

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    Eichholtz, Piet; Kok, Nils; Quigley, John M.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    pp. 99-124. Californias Sustainable Building Taskforce.Benefits of Green Buildings , October 2003. Eichholtz, Pietin a Name? Reputation Building and Corporate Strategy." The

  11. Sustainable NREL

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    None

    2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory prides itself on not only advancing the renewable energy, but "walking the talk" when it comes to sustainable practices. "When you look at our laboratories, you will see energy efficiency in action, but you'll also see renewable energy. We walk the walk and we talk the talk. We believe in it and we want to live it also."

  12. Sustainable NREL

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    None

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory prides itself on not only advancing the renewable energy, but "walking the talk" when it comes to sustainable practices. "When you look at our laboratories, you will see energy efficiency in action, but you'll also see renewable energy. We walk the walk and we talk the talk. We believe in it and we want to live it also."

  13. Contribution of Ghanas development of polytechnics to national prosperity and challenges to their sustainability : focusing on staff turnover

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    Iddrisu, Sulemana

    2014-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

    This study examined the importance of polytechnics in Ghanas development; its management and constraints-especially faculty turnover and how it impacts on sustainable polytechnic education. The sample comprised a total ...

  14. TITLE: Integrated Building Energy Efficiency HOSTS: Howard Chong, Brandon Hencey, and Kenneth Schlather

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    Angenent, Lars T.

    sustainable buildings research come out of many departments including Architecture, Computer Science, Design on building energy efficiency. Facilities Services, which has a strong team on Energy and Sustainability and Environmental Analysis (DEA), Economics, Engineering, and Hotel Administration. Sustainable buildings represent

  15. Chemical and Materials Sciences Building | ORNL

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

    certified and meets strict guidelines for environmental sustainability set by the U.S. Green Buildings Council. The building includes 56 laboratories that meet modern standards...

  16. design and development. The Corps is striving to be a leader in the sustainability movement, building to the USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    design and development. The Corps is striving to be a leader in the sustainability movement and development in the areas of infrastructure and environmental sustainability. This regularly leads to new the principles of sustainable design and development in all engineering and construction activities to minimize

  17. UNIVERSITY SUSTAINABILITY POLICY A defining characteristic of the UCD Strategic Plan to 2014 is to build on excellence in teaching and

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    -term commitment to both current and future generations. The vision of a sustainable healthy and living campus of creating a Sustainable Healthy and Living Campus is expressed in the following documents: o UCD StrategicUNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN UNIVERSITY SUSTAINABILITY POLICY #12;A defining characteristic of the UCD

  18. Sustainable Development: Case Studies & Lessons Learned

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    Netoff, Theoden

    Sustainable Development: Case Studies & Lessons Learned Prepared For City of Rosemount UMore Development LLC PA 8081 Capstone: Sustainability Planning Humphrey School of Public Affairs University studies that analyze how local and national developments have either successfully implemented sustainable

  19. University of Saskatchewan Sustainability Assessment

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    Peak, Derek

    of sustainable development initiatives, of which "green buildings" is one component. It is meant to appeal of 2001 with the introduction of the Sustainable Development Coordinator in the Department of Facilities planning, development and operations. The establishment of the Sustainable Development Coordinator position

  20. Sustainability innovation foundry %3CU%2B2013%3E FY13 : merging research and operations.

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    Mizner, Jack Harry,; Passell, Howard David; Keller, Elizabeth James Kistin; Gordon, Margaret Ellen; McNeish, Jerry A. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA] [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA; Sullivan, Kristina [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA] [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA

    2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sustainability is a critical national security issue for the U.S. and other nations. Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is already a global leader in sustainability science and technology (SS&T) as documented in this report. This report documents the ongoing work conducted this year as part of the Sustainability Innovation Foundry (SIF). The efforts of the SIF support Sandia's national and international security missions related to sustainability and resilience revolving around energy use, water use, and materials, both on site at Sandia and externally. The SIF leverages existing Sandia research and development (R&D) in sustainability science and technology to support new solutions to complex problems. The SIF also builds on existing Sandia initiatives to support transformation of Sandia into a fully sustainable entity in terms of materials, energy, and water use. In the long term, the SIF will demonstrate the efficacy of sustainability technology developed at Sandia through prototyping and test bed approaches and will provide a common platform for support of solutions to the complex problems surrounding sustainability. Highlights from this year include the Sustainability Idea Challenge, improvements in facilities energy use, lectures and presentations from relevant experts in sustainability [Dr. Barry Hughes, University of Denver], and significant development of the Institutional Transformation (IX) modeling tools to support evaluation of proposed modifications to the SNL infrastructure to realize energy savings.

  1. stYrIan aCademY for sustaInaBle energIes InternatIonal BusIness traInIng semInar

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    :05 Input Ignacio Calvo, ACCIONA, Sustainable Building Company, Spain: "Challenges for the Building Sector

  2. Datacenter Sustainability Page 1 Sustainability

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    Chaudhuri, Surajit

    Datacenter Sustainability Page 1 Datacenter Sustainability #12;Datacenter Sustainability Page 2 sustainability imperative and how advanced technologies, smart business practices, and strategic partnerships are helping us reduce our impact on the environment. Also learn how our investments in efficient, sustainable

  3. Y-12 Site-Sustainability Plan 2010

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    Sherry, T. D.; Kohlhorst, D. P.; Little, S. K.

    2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The accomplishments to date and the long-range planning of the Y-12 National Security Complex Energy Management program support the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) vision for a commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability and to achievement of the guiding principles. The site is diligently working toward establishing and prioritizing projects to reach the goals that Executive Orders 13514 and 13423 set forth. Y-12 is working to communicate its sustainment vision through procedural, engineering, operational, and management practices. The site will make informed decisions that are based on the application of the fi ve guiding principles for High Performance Sustainable Buildings (HPSBs) to the maximum extent possible. Current limitations in achievement of the goals lie in the existing Future Years National Security Program funding profiles. Y-12 will continue to execute energy projects as funding becomes available or as they can be accomplished incrementally within existing funding profiles. All efforts will be made to integrate energy initiatives with ongoing site mission objectives. Figures ES.1-ES.4 show some examples of sustainability activities at the Y-12 Complex.

  4. U.S. No Longer Building Any Nuclear Weapons | National Nuclear Security

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarlyEnergyDepartmentNational NuclearhasAdministration go on moon walk at U.S.TimelineTruman

  5. Presented by the Sustainability Projects Fund and the McGill Office of Sustainability

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    Ruthazer, Edward

    Presented by the Sustainability Projects Fund and the McGill Office of Sustainability Please of sustainability at McGill, from a life-cycle perspective Primarily impact the McGill campus community Be led with the mission of the Sustainability Projects Fund: to build a culture of sustainability among the McGill campus

  6. Sustainability 2011, 3, 443-464; doi:10.3390/su3020443 sustainability

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    Sustainability 2011, 3, 443-464; doi:10.3390/su3020443 sustainability ISSN 2071-1050 www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability Review Sustainable Buildings: An Ever Evolving Target Yvan Dutil *, Daniel Rousse and Guillermo Quesada of integrated design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of sustainable

  7. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. NREL Planning & Analysis

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    increase in electricity prices #12;Innovation for Our Energy FutureNational Renewable Energy LaboratoryNREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. NREL Planning & Analysis NREL

  8. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. 22nd NREL Industry Growth Forum

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    and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. 22nd NREL Industry Growth ForumNREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency;National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future The 22nd NREL Industry Growth Forum

  9. TOURISM CENTER MINNESOTA SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ASSESSMENT FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES PROJECT

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    Amin, S. Massoud

    TOURISM CENTER MINNESOTA SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ASSESSMENT FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES PROJECT Sustainable Tourism Development in Destination Voyageurs National Park Communities IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION REGIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS #12;#12;Sustainable Tourism Development

  10. Bachelor Thesis Future sustainable terraced houses

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    Vellekoop, Michel

    Cardiff University August 4, 2014 #12;Colophon Title: Future sustainable residential buildings in Cardiff a first introduction about sustainability in the building sector. Collecting data about the future climateBachelor Thesis Future sustainable terraced houses in Cardiff Karin Ernst University of Twente

  11. MMMaaattteeerrriiiaaalllsss SSSeeemmmiiinnnaaarrr Support of Sustainable Energy Research by the

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    MMMaaattteeerrriiiaaalllsss SSSeeemmmiiinnnaaarrr Support of Sustainable Energy Research by the National Science Foundation Gregory Rorrer Energy for Sustainability Program National Science Foundation Abstract Achieving sustainable production of energy is one of the grand challenges of the 21st century

  12. University of Washington Focus the Nation Panel: Green Building and the Urban Landscape in the 21st

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    Rigor, Ignatius G.

    by construction/buildings, and that 70% of electricity is used by buildings. Therefore, green building has and transpiration, 2) stormwater filtration to reduce pollution and intensity, 3) water harvesting and reuse, and 4 adapt dramatically once more despite a building industry that is slow-changing and risk-averse. #12;He

  13. Research turbine supports sustained technology development. For more than three decades, engineers at the National Renewable Energy Labora-

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    Research turbine supports sustained technology development. For more than three decades, engineers, improve wind turbine performance, and reduce the cost of energy. Although there have been dramatic turbine test platform. Working with DOE, NREL purchased and installed a GE 1.5-MW wind turbine at the NWTC

  14. GREEN BUILDINGS IN CHALLENGES AND

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    Delaware, University of

    GREEN BUILDINGS IN DELAWARE: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FINAL REPORT A Renewable Energy and collaborative research and supports graduate instruction in energy, environmental, and sustainable development policy, sustainable development, political economy of energy, environment and development, environmental

  15. Utilizing Bacteria for Sustainable Manufacturing of Low-Cost Nanoparticles

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presentation for the Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop by Oak Ridge National Laboratory held on June 26, 2012

  16. Sustainable Transportation Program | ornl.gov

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

    with government, industry, and academia, Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) Sustainable Transportation Program research and development efforts are resulting in...

  17. Building an internet-based workflow system - the case of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories` Zephyr project

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    Jordan, C. W., LLNL

    1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories` Zephyr System provides a showcase for the ways in which emerging technologies can help streamline procurement processes and improve the coordination between participants in engineering projects by allowing collaboration in ways that have not been possible before. The project also shows the success of a highly pragmatic approach that was initiated by the end user community, and that intentionally covered standard situations, rather than aiming at also automating the exceptions. By helping push purchasing responsibilities down to the end user, thereby greatly reducing the involvement of the purchasing department in operational activities, it was possible to streamline the process significantly resulting in time savings of up to 90%, major cost reductions, and improved quality. Left with less day-to- day purchasing operations, the purchasing department has more time for strategic tasks such as selecting and pre-qualifying new suppliers, negotiating blanket orders, or implementing new procurement systems. The case shows once more that the use of information technologies can result in major benefits when aligned with organizational adjustments.

  18. A Master Plan for Sustainable Tourism Development Koh Lanta Yai, Krabi Province

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    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sustainable development Direct development zoning, construction practices, building standards, best management practices incentives, Green

  19. The Sustainable Building-Accelerator

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    Maassen, W.H.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    increase je 7% [%] gas price increase jg 7% [%] increase bio oil jo 9% [%] inf lation j 2,5% [%] equity 20 [?/m2] internal discount rate Re 7% [%] external discount rate Rd 6% [%] repayment period n' 30 [yr] f inancing interest 6.... ISO 15686-5 NEN ISO 2008. Zeiler, W. and Filippini G.J.A. 2010. Microclimate: improve the indoor environment and reduce energy use. TVVL magazine, 7/8 / 2010. ASHRAE 2008. ASHREA Journal: 18-26. REHVA 2006. Indoor climate and productivity...

  20. Fran Berman Building a Sustainable

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    Varela, Carlos

    to cockroaches and dust mites Exposure to formaldehyde Use of antibiotics in early life, etc. WAO article

  1. Sustainable Sourcing of Biomass Feedstock

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Opening Plenary Session: Bioenergy SustainabilityCharting the Path toward a Viable Future Al Lucier, Senior Vice President, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc.

  2. City of Grand Rapids- Green Building Requirements for Municipal Buildings

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    In January 2006, the City of Grand Rapids approved a resolution detailing the city's sustainability policy for public buildings. The resolution directed city personnel to implement the principles...

  3. Sustainable Development

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    Brierley, Andrew

    160 Sustainable Development Sustainable Development Degree options BSc or MA (Single Honours Degree) Sustainable Development Contributing Schools Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Geography & Geosciences in arts subjects as partner subjects within Sustainable Development, then you should apply for the MA

  4. ASSESSMENT OF DEGRADATION OF EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS IN RELATION TO SUSTAINABILITY MEASURES

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    Magnuson, George Raynor

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Sustainability is the one of the newest design considerations in building construction. Current programs of sustainability such as Energy Star for buildings and LEED, are providing methods to reduce operational energy use and encourage sustainable...

  5. Human-Centered Sustainable Product Design

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    Agogino, Alice M.

    .! Black Cloud ­ Art and Technology for Sustainability 3.! Sustainable Building Design with the PinolevilleHuman-Centered Sustainable Product Design !!Module Overview !!Need Finding Methods 1 ME Module Lectures !! Week 1 ­! Introduction Sustainable Product Design ­! Human-Centered Need Finding and Contextual

  6. Challenges and Recommendations for Visitors Teaching Design in the Developing World towards Sustainable Equitable Futures: Four Divided Nations

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    Jann, Marga

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to sustainable equitable futures; gleaning information off the world-wide web is not by itself adequate or as effective as direct contact, and development needs to occur in multitudinous beneficial directions. While sometimes challenging, teaching architecture... and their social reintegration in northern Uganda, Amsterdam, Rozenberg Publishers, 2010. Ariely, Dan and Gino Francesca, The Dark Side of Creativity: Original Thinkers Can be More Dishonest, Working Paper, http://www.hbs.edu/research/pdf/11-064.pdf, Harvard...

  7. Sustaining the National Geothermal Data System: Considerations for a System Wide Approach and Node Maintenance, Geothermal Resources Council 37th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 29-October 2, 2013

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    Allison, Lee [Arizona Geological Survey; Chickering, Cathy [Southern Methodist University; Anderson, Arlene [U. S. Department of Energy, Geothermal Technologies Office; Richard, Stephen M. [Arizona Geological Survey

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act the U.S. Department of Energys Geothermal Technologies Office has funded $33.7 million for multiple data digitization and aggregation projects focused on making vast amounts of geothermal relevant data available to industry for advancing geothermal exploration. These projects are collectively part of the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS), a distributed, networked system for maintaining, sharing, and accessing data in an effort to lower the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE). Determining who owns and who maintains the NGDS and its data nodes (repositories in the distributed system) is yet to be determined. However, the invest- ment in building and populating the NGDS has been substantial, both in terms of dollars and time; it is critical that this investment be protected by ensuring sustainability of the data, the software and systems, and the accessibility of the data. Only then, will the benefits be fully realized. To keep this operational system sustainable will require four core elements: continued serving of data and applications; maintenance of system operations; a governance structure; and an effective business model. Each of these presents a number of challenges. Data being added to the NGDS are not strictly geothermal but data considered relevant to geothermal exploration and develop- ment, including vast amounts of oil and gas and groundwater wells, among other data. These are relevant to a broader base of users. By diversifying the client base to other users and other fields, the cost of maintaining core infrastructure can be spread across an array of stakeholders and clients. It is presumed that NGDS will continue to provide free and open access to its data resources. The next-phase NGDS operation should be structured to eventually pursue revenue streams to help off-set sustainability expenses as necessary and appropriate, potentially including income from: grants and contracts (agencies, foundations, pri- vate sector), membership, fees for services (consulting, training, customization, app development), repository services (data, services, apps, models, documents, multimedia), advertisements, fees for premier services or applications, subscriptions to value added services, licenses, contributions and donations, endow- ments, and sponsorships.

  8. A Holistic Approach to the Sustainable Workplace of the Future

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    Andersen, S. E.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for the sustainable workplace of the future. In his presentation, Mr. Andersen will be focusing on: Buildings and the Environment: Sustainable Development - many new sustainable building are being designed and built with a focus only on their physical... and environment impact as criteria to achieve sustainable development. However, these criteria alone cannot guarantee a good sustainable workplace. Buildings and People: The Integrated Workplace - many new workplace design projects are being designed...

  9. Reimagining Building Sensing and Control (Presentation)

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    Polese, L.

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Buildings are responsible for 40% of US energy consumption, and sensing and control technologies are an important element in creating a truly sustainable built environment. Motion-based occupancy sensors are often part of these control systems, but are usually altered or disabled in response to occupants' complaints, at the expense of energy savings. Can we leverage commodity hardware developed for other sectors and embedded software to produce more capable sensors for robust building controls? The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) 'Image Processing Occupancy Sensor (IPOS)' is one example of leveraging embedded systems to create smarter, more reliable, multi-function sensors that open the door to new control strategies for building heating, cooling, ventilation, and lighting control. In this keynote, we will discuss how cost-effective embedded systems are changing the state-of-the-art of building sensing and control.

  10. ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT STRATEGY and SUSTAINABILITY

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    ; Environmental Science and Green Technology Development; Community Food Systems; and, Social Sustainability and apparel, renewable energy, high tech, `green' building and food industries. We offer a stimulating Water Resource Management; Sustainable Urban Development; Sustainable Business Processes and Practices

  11. Achieving Sustainability, Energy Savings, and Occupant Comfort

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    Fisher, D.; Bristow, G.

    Sustainability, energy savings, and occupant comfort are not mutually exclusive objectives, as buildings can be designed that incorporate all of these features. Sustainability is often defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising...

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

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

    1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  13. Energy Conservation in Public Buildings

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Florida Energy Conservation and Sustainable Buildings Act requires the use of energy-efficient equipment and design, and solar energy devices for heating and cooling state buildings where life...

  14. Local Option- Green Building Incentives

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    To encourage sustainable building practices, North Carolina law allows all counties and cities to provide reductions or partial rebates for building permit fees. To qualify for a fee reduction,...

  15. Sustainable Spring/Summer 2013

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    and Sustainable Development Walk & Bike Conservewater Reuse & Re cycle Plantnativespecies InstallCFClightbulbs #12 The Kentucky Institute for the Environment and Sustainable Development (KIESD) was created in July 1992 within on environmental and sustainable development issues at the local, state, national and international levels. KIESD

  16. IEA Task 27 BUILDING ENVELOPE COMPONENTS

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    IEA Task 27 BUILDING ENVELOPE COMPONENTS Performance, durability and sustainability of advanced windows and solar components for building envelopes Energy Performance Assessment Methodology Starting................................................................................................................................................. 3 2 Concepts of Energy Performance Assessment of Building Envelopes

  17. City of Boulder- Green Points Building Program

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    The Boulder Green Points Building Program is a mandatory residential green building program that requires a builder or homeowner to include a variety of sustainable building components based on the...

  18. CONTINUING AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Education for Building and

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    Thomases, Becca

    2010 n Construction Management n Green Building and Sustainable Design n Green Building and Renewable of economic downslides. Course listing begins on page 3. www.extension.ucdavis.edu/business Green Building and Sustainability Green Building and Sustainable Design Certificate Program Stay on the forefront

  19. Buildings and Areas 1001 Broadway Building D1 BDWY

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    Carter, John

    Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is a nationally accepted benchmark for the designBuildings and Areas 1001 Broadway Building D1 BDWY 1313 East Columbia Building B3 CLMB Administration Building D1 ADMN Admissions & C2 ADAL Alumni Building Archbishop Murphy A1 ATMA Apartments Arrupe

  20. How do Communities Change their Culture Towards more Sustainable Patterns of Living, Working and Learning?

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    How do Communities Change their Culture Towards more Sustainable Patterns of Living, Working towards more sustainable ways of living; a case study of the Sustainability Office's efforts to change Staff: Heather Scholefield, Strategy Manager, Sustainability Office, Land and Building Services

  1. Asian Development Bank Technical Assistance Report on Building...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

  2. Better Buildings: Financing and Incentives: Spotlight on Maine...

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

    to a Sustainable Level of Incentives More Documents & Publications Spotlight on Maine: Transition to a Sustainable Level of Incentives Better Buildings: Workforce, Spotlight on...

  3. Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard for Affordable Housing

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Washington State Department of Commerce created the Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, a set of green building criteria that is required for any affordable housing project applying for...

  4. Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning, a presentation by Danielle Sass Byrnett of the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program.

  5. WS2.1 Methods and procedures for building sustainable farming systems European IFSA Symposium, 47 July 2010, Vienna (Austria) 931

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    Bohanec, Marko

    , crop protection strategy, sustainable development, life cycle assessment (LCA), SYNOPS, full cost specially for data collection required by life cycle assessment, environmental risk assessment and full. (2006) provide a review for European countries, mainly based on life cycle assessment methodology

  6. FAOFAO''s Support tos Support to National Forest Monitoring and AssessmentNational Forest Monitoring and Assessment

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    and trees outside forests Uses and users of resources Improving information management systems Long term Qualityinformation National policy making Sustainable resources management CapacityBuilding Support to sectoral (nfp agents Health condition Stem quality Commercial height Total height Year since cut Diameter height Dbh

  7. Better Buildings

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    Neukomm, M.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Challenge National leadership Initiative Better Information MOU with the Appraisal Foundation Better Tax Incentives/Credits New :179d eligibility and tool; Announced in March Better Financing With Small Business...: engaging in ESCO financing with low interest bonds) ?Tenant/Employee behaviors at odds with efficiency goals ?Split incentives ?Not enough/qualified workforce Better Buildings strategies to overcome barriers and drive action 4 Better Buildings...

  8. Boston Architectural College Urban Sustainability Initiative

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    Byers, Arthur C.

    2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Boston Architectural College's Urban Sustainability initiative is a demonstration project as defined by the National Energy Technology Laboratory. BAC's proposed project with the U.S. Department of Energy - NETL, is a large part of that overall initiative. The BAC's Urban Sustainability Initiative is a multi-part project with several important goals and objectives that will have a significant impact on the surrounding neighborhood including: energy conservation, reduction of storm water runoff, generation of power through alternative energy sources, elimination/reduction of BAC carbon footprint, and to create a vehicle for ongoing public outreach and education. Education and outreach opportunities will serve to add to the already comprehensive Sustainability Design courses offered at BAC relative to energy savings, performance and conservation in building design. At the finish of these essential capital projects there will be technical materials created for the education of the design, sustainability, engineering, community development and historic preservation communities, to inform a new generation of environmentally-minded designers and practitioners, the city of Boston and the general public. The purpose of the initiative, through our green renovations program, is to develop our green alley projects and energy saving renovations to the BAC physical plant, to serve as a working model for energy efficient design in enclosed 19th century and 20th century urban sites and as an educational laboratory for teaching ecological and sustainable technologies to students and the public while creating jobs. The scope of our project as it relates to the BAC and the U.S. Department of Energy- NETL combined efforts includes: Task I of the project is Phase II (Green Alley). Task I encompasses various renovation activities that will demonstrate the effectiveness of permeable paving and ground water recharge systems. It will aid in the reduction of storm water runoff into the Charles River Basin in one of its most significantly polluted sections and, will provide a green renovation mechanism for the redirected storm water of a public alley way. This activity is designed to improve the quality of water recharging the ground water and protecting the vulnerable wood pilings under many of the historic masonry buildings in Boston's Back Bay. Sustainable design research and system monitoring opportunities will also be incorporated, providing ongoing tools for public outreach and education through innovative signage and "virtual tour" technology. The monitoring will include a "building performance dash board" that reflects real time operating conditions and improvements in environmental and economic performance to be prominently displayed on the face of our 320 Newbury Street building (approximately 1.5 million people walk by annually). The project site and demonstration area is located at the rear of 951 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115 and the parking area adjacent to Public Alley #444 in Boston's historic Back Bay. Task II of the project is Geothermal Solution. This task involves the installation of approximately seven Geothermal wells which will tap into the earth's constant underground temperatures to provide air-conditioning and heating for BAC facilities. The environmentally friendly geothermal system uses no fossil fuel, produces no emissions and runs silently, providing a sustainable model for commercial and residential buildings throughout Boston. Ultimately the combination of this project and other projects will assist in making the BAC "carbon-neutral", and could generate enough additional energy to provide free power to the Engine 33 and Ladder 15 Firehouse located at 941 Boylston Street. The project is located at the rear of 951 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115 and the parking area adjacent to Public Alley #444 in Boston's historic Back Bay. Task III of the project is the Sustainability Design Curriculum at the BAC. The BAC is the nations largest independent, multi-disciplinary college of spatial design, and a leader in

  9. Sustainable Development

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    Brierley, Andrew

    150 Sustainable Development Sustainable Development MA or BSc (Single Honours Degree) Sustainable Sustainable Development, then you should apply for the MA degree, and students most interested in Science subjects as partner subjects within Sustainable Development should apply for the BSc degree. Subject

  10. 1find out more at sustain.appstate.edu 2011 Sustainability Yearbook

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    Rose, Annkatrin

    includes significant commitments to building for and supporting sustainability; and · Recharged our1find out more at sustain.appstate.edu 2011 Sustainability Yearbook Appalachian State University #12;2 find out more at sustain.appstate.edu Letter from the Chancellor Dear Friends: Welcome

  11. MIT Department of Architecture Autumn 2012 4.461 Architectural Building Systems

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    Entekhabi, Dara

    . With cultural concerns focused lately on energy, global climate change, and sustainability, building technology

  12. Building Cost and Performance Metrics: Data Collection Protocol, Revision 1.0

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    Fowler, Kimberly M.; Solana, Amy E.; Spees, Kathleen L.

    2005-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This technical report describes the process for selecting and applying the building cost and performance metrics for measuring sustainably designed buildings in comparison to traditionally designed buildings.

  13. 0 | P a g e Dalhousie University Sustainability Plan

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    Brownstone, Rob

    0 | P a g e Dalhousie University Sustainability Plan Building a sustainable community June 2010. Dalhousie University Office of Sustainability www.sustainability.dal.ca #12;1 | P a g e Table of sustainability is a pathway of continual improvement where actions protect and enhance human and natural

  14. Exploring Sustainable Design with Reusable Paper Julie Wagner

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    Exploring Sustainable Design with Reusable Paper Julie Wagner In|situ|, INRIA Building 490, Univ for sustainable design with paper: how people really print and how we can take advantage of novel, reusable paper effectively support sustainable design. Author Keywords Sustainability, reusable paper, sustainable design

  15. BUILDING A BETTER Academic Leadership

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    Saldin, Dilano

    Buildings · 5,293,087 GSF · 2,721,926 ASF · 555,597 Unoccupied · Schools and Colleges Integrating AcademicBUILDING A BETTER WISCONSIN Academic Leadership Space Retreat May 29, 2013 Integrating Academic;Resources Financial Sustainability & Sustainable Prosperity Enterprise Risk Management Community engagement

  16. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Eastern Renewable

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    implementation Energy Penetration (%) Solar PV Capacity (GW) Wind Capacity (GW) Conventional Capacity (GWNREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Eastern Renewable Generation

  17. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Variability of Power from Large

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    Scale Solar Photovoltaic Scenarios in the State of Gujarat Renewable Energy World India Brian ParsonsNREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Variability of Power from Large

  18. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Clean Energy Opportunity Forum

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    and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Clean Energy Opportunity Forum-47138 #12;National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future The Clean Energy Opportunity Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future CO Growth Forum Applicants: Technologies

  19. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Operations Expenditures: Historical

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    NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Operations Expenditures: Historical Trends And Continuing Challenges Eric Lantz AWEA Wind Power Conference Chicago, Illinois May 7, 2013 NREL

  20. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Early Station Costs Questionnaire

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    NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Early Station Costs Questionnaire the hydrogen community and government agencies by increasing awareness of the status of refueling

  1. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Downscaling Solar Power

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    and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Downscaling Solar Power Output to 4NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency-Seconds for Use in Integration Studies Marissa Hummon 3rd International Solar Power Integration Workshop

  2. Evaluating the energy performance of the first generation of LEED-certified commercial buildings

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    Diamond, Rick

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    one element of sustainable building design, and we hope thatDesign (LEED) rating system for sustainable commercial buildingsdesign expectations for energy performance is just one step towards moving the existing commercial building market towards a more sustainable

  3. Human-Centered Sustainable Product !!Environmental impact

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    Agogino, Alice M.

    Human-Centered Sustainable Product Design !!Environmental impact of buildings !!Green Building million tons annually) ·! 12% of potable water in the U.S. Environmental Impact of Buildings Environmental Design !! "The ongoing energy use is probably the single greatest environmental impact of a building

  4. Sustainability Support

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Sustainability Support serves as a corporate technical assistance, coordination, and integration resource to support line organizations in the resolution of sustainability issues and management concerns.

  5. Sustainability protects resources for future generations

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    NONE

    1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This publication by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory addresses the steps necessary to provide livable urban centers for future generations through sustainable development, or sustainability. To illustrate this concept, nonsustainable cities and sustainable cities are compared. Sustainable city projects for several major US cites are reviewed.

  6. Campus Sustainability Report 2010 Table of Contents

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    Anisimov, Mikhail

    the Princeton Green College Honor Roll for 2011, recognized as a Campus Sustainability Leader on the College as a Campus Sustainability Leader on the College Sustainability Report Card for 2010, and winner institutions in the nation to make their Green College Honor Roll for 2011, and the Sustainable Endowments

  7. November 2, Use-inspired research Sustainability

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    Wu, Jianguo "Jingle"

    November 2, 2007 Use-inspired research ­ Sustainability © 2007 Arizona Board of Regents. All rights reserved. INSIDE S4 Pathways to Sustainability ASU is committed to environmental practices for a more sustainable university. S2-3 ASU makes the grade ASU is nationally recognized as a campus sustainability

  8. sustainability.umd.edu University of Maryland

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    Yorke, James

    sustainability.umd.edu University of Maryland Sustainability Progress Report 2013 terps leave small footprintsumd #12;sustainability.umd.edu umdumd ReportOverview University of Maryland fulfills its promise to be a national model of a Green University by measuring and publicly reporting its annual sustainability

  9. The UNEP project CD4CDM Sustainable

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    The UNEP project CD4CDM CDM Sustainable Development Impacts #12;1 CDM Sustainable Development of Foreign Affairs Anne Olhoff Anil Markandya Kirsten Halsnaes Tim Taylor #12;2 CDM Sustainable Development Impacts UNEP Risø Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development Risø National Laboratory Roskilde

  10. Data and Analytics to Inform Energy Retrofit of High Performance Buildings

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    Hong Ph.D., Tianzhen

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    commissioning new and existing commercial buildings: Lessonsfrom 224 buildings. ProceedingsNational Conference on Building Commissioning. [5]. CABA.

  11. TECHNICAL EVALUATION OF SOIL REMEDIATION ALTERNATIVES AT THE BUILDING 812 OPERABLE UNIT, LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY SITE 300

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    Eddy-Dilek, C.; Miles, D.; Abitz, R.

    2009-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The Department of Energy Livermore Site Office requested a technical review of remedial alternatives proposed for the Building 812 Operable Unit, Site 300 at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The team visited the site and reviewed the alternatives proposed for soil remediation in the draft RI/FS and made the following observations and recommendations. Based on the current information available for the site, the team did not identify a single technology that would be cost effective and/or ecologically sound to remediate DU contamination at Building 812 to current remedial goals. Soil washing is not a viable alternative and should not be considered at the site unless final remediation levels can be negotiated to significantly higher levels. This recommendation is based on the results of soil washing treatability studies at Fernald and Ashtabula that suggest that the technology would only be effective to address final remediation levels higher than 50 pCi/g. The technical review team identified four areas of technical uncertainty that should be resolved before the final selection of a preferred remedial strategy is made. Areas of significant technical uncertainty that should be addressed include: (1) Better delineation of the spatial distribution of surface contamination and the vertical distribution of subsurface contamination in the area of the firing table and associated alluvial deposits; (2) Chemical and physical characterization of residual depleted uranium (DU) at the site; (3) Determination of actual contaminant concentrations in air particulates to support risk modeling; and (4) More realistic estimation of cost for remedial alternatives, including soil washing, that were derived primarily from vendor estimates. Instead of conducting the planned soil washing treatability study, the team recommends that the site consider a new phased approach that combines additional characterization approaches and technologies to address the technical uncertainty in the remedial decision making. The site should redo the risk calculations as the future use scenario has changed for the site. As a result, the existing model is based on very conservative assumptions that result in calculation of unreasonably low cleanup goals. Specifically, the review team proposes that LLNL consider: (1) Revising the industrial worker scenario to a reasonable maximum exposure (RME) for a site worker that performs a weekly walk down of the area for two hours for 25 years (or an alternative RME if the exposure scenario changes); (2) Revising the ESSI of 2 mg U per kg soil for the deer mouse to account for less than 0.05 of the total ingested uranium being adsorbed by the gut; (3) Revising bioaccumulation factors (BAFs) for vegetation and invertebrates that are based on 100 mg of soluble uranium per kg of soil, as the uranium concentration in the slope soil does not average 100 mg/kg and it is not all in a soluble form; and (4) Measuring actual contaminant concentrations in air particulates at the site and using the actual values to support risk calculations. The team recommends that the site continue a phased approach during remediation. The activities should focus on elimination of the principal threats to groundwater by excavating (1) source material from the firing table and alluvial deposits, and (2) soil hotspots from the surrounding slopes with concentrations of U-235 and U-238 that pose unacceptable risk. This phased approach allows the remediation path to be driven by the results of each phase. This reduces the possibility of costly 'surprises', such as failure of soil treatment, and reduces the impact of remediation on endangered habitat. Treatment of the excavated material with physical separation equipment may result in a decreased volume of soil for disposal if the DU is concentrated in the fine-grained fraction, which can then be disposed of in an offsite facility at a considerable cost savings. Based on existing data and a decision to implement the recommended phased approach, the cost of characterization, excavation and physical

  12. Doing Well By Doing Good? Green Office Buildings

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    Eichholtz, Piet; Kok, Nils; Quigley, John M.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sustainability, energy efficiency, green labels, real estateestate, the evidence on energy savings in green buildings isin Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating

  13. Final deactivation report on the radioisotope production Lab-D, Building 3031, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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    NONE

    1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this report is to document the condition of Bldg. 3031 after completion of deactivation activities as outlined by the Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Materials and Facility Stabilization Program (EM-60) guidance documentation. This report outlines the activities conducted to place the facility in a safe and environmentally sound condition for transfer to the Department of Energy Office of Environmental Restoration (EM-40) Program. This report provides a profile of Bldg. 3031 before and after deactivation activities. Turnover items, such as the Postdeactivation Surveillance & Maintenance Plan, remaining hazardous materials, radiological controls, Safeguards and Security, quality assurance, facility operations, and supporting documentation provided in the Office of Nuclear Materials and Facility Stabilization Program (EM-60) Turnover package, are discussed. Building 3031 will require access to facilitate required surveillance and maintenance activities to maintain the building safety envelope. Building 3031 was stabilized during deactivation so that when transferred to the EM-40 program, only a minimal surveillance and maintenance effort would be required to maintain the building safety envelope. Other than the minimal surveillance and maintenance activities, the building will be unoccupied and the exterior doors locked to prevent unauthorized access. The building will be entered only to perform the required surveillance and maintenance. All materials have been removed from the building and the hot cell, and all utility systems, piping, and alarms have been deactivated.

  14. National Ignition Facility subsystem design requirements laser {ampersand} target area building (LTAB) SSDR 1.2.2.1

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    Kempel, P.; Hands, J.

    1996-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    This Subsystem Design Requirements (SSDR) document establishes the performance, design, and verification requirements for the conventional building systems and subsystems of the Laser and Target Area Building (LTAB), including those that house and support the operation of high-energy laser equipment and the operational flow of personnel and materials throughout the facility. This SSDR addresses the following subsystems associated with the LTAB: Building structural systems for the Target Bay, Switchyards, Diagnostic Building, Decontamination Area, Laser Bays, Capacitor Bays and Operations Support Area, and the necessary space associated with building-support equipment; Architectural building features associated with housing the space and with the operational cleanliness of the functional operation of the facilities; Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems for maintaining a clean and thermally stable ambient environment within the facilities; Plumbing systems that provide potable water and sanitary facilities for the occupants, plus stormwater drainage for transporting rainwater; Fire Protection systems that guard against fire damage to the facilities and their contents; Material handling systems for transporting personnel and heavy materials within the building areas; Mechanical process piping systems for liquids and gases that provide cooling and other service to experimental laser equipment and components; Electrical power and grounding systems that provide service and standby power to building and experimental equipment, including lighting distribution and communications systems for the facilities; Instrumentation and control systems that ensure the safe operation of conventional facilities systems, such as those listed above. Detailed requirements for building subsystems that are not addressed in this document (such as specific sizes, locations, or capacities) are included in detail-level NIP Project Interface Control Documents (ICDS).

  15. 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 Districts 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 Citys 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 Lowells 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.

  16. Functional and operational requirements document : building 1012, Battery and Energy Storage Device Test Facility, Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico.

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Johns, William H.

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report provides an overview of information, prior studies, and analyses relevant to the development of functional and operational requirements for electrochemical testing of batteries and energy storage devices carried out by Sandia Organization 2546, Advanced Power Sources R&D. Electrochemical operations for this group are scheduled to transition from Sandia Building 894 to a new Building located in Sandia TA-II referred to as Building 1012. This report also provides background on select design considerations and identifies the Safety Goals, Stakeholder Objectives, and Design Objectives required by the Sandia Design Team to develop the Performance Criteria necessary to the design of Building 1012. This document recognizes the Architecture-Engineering (A-E) Team as the primary design entity. Where safety considerations are identified, suggestions are provided to provide context for the corresponding operational requirement(s).

  17. Stanford University Sustainable Design & Construction Program

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Prinz, Friedrich B.

    March 14, 2014 Y2E2 Building, Room 292E 473 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305 #12;Sustainable DesignStanford University Sustainable Design & Construction Program 2014-2015 Admitted Student Open House for sophisticated structural/construction engineers " Support Design-Build Firms, Design Firms, Construction Firms

  18. The Building Adaptive Re-Use

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Flynn, E. Victor

    81 The Building 7.0 #12;82 Adaptive Re-Use 7.1 7.1.1 Retaining the Ruskin Building's Facades building fabric. The need for a fully accessible and environmentally sustainable building led the team to a solution that requires the full reconstruction of the Ruskin Building, save its primary facades

  19. Improving Functionality and Sustainability of Commercial Insulation: Experimental Study, Heat Transfer Modeling, Environmental Assessment.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Manoosingh, Celine

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??he Department of Energy names executing and integrating high-performance sustainable design and green building best practices a Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan goal under the Executive (more)

  20. Performance Metrics for Commercial Buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Fowler, Kimberly M.; Wang, Na; Romero, Rachel L.; Deru, Michael P.

    2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Commercial building owners and operators have requested a standard set of key performance metrics to provide a systematic way to evaluate the performance of their buildings. The performance metrics included in this document provide standard metrics for the energy, water, operations and maintenance, indoor environmental quality, purchasing, waste and recycling and transportation impact of their building. The metrics can be used for comparative performance analysis between existing buildings and industry standards to clarify the impact of sustainably designed and operated buildings.

  1. Using the Law to Achieve Environmental Democracy and Sustainable Development: an Elusive Dream for Trinidad and Tobago

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ramlogan, Rajendra

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1997, Winter). Sustainable Development Symposium: DemocracyNation Division for Sustainable Development. WSSD Plan ofDemocracy and Sustainable Development: an Elusive Dream for

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

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Konis, Kyle Stas

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the integration of architecture and sustainable engineeringthe integration of architecture and sustainable engineeringArchitecture University of California, Berkeley Professor Charles C. Benton, Chair Commercial office buildings promoted as sustainable,

  3. Princeton University Outdoor Action Sustainability Guide

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Princeton University Outdoor Action Sustainability Guide #12;Over the past thirty-five years students in the outdoors and how to facilitate team building and positive group interaction. In addition Itinerary ·Defining sustainability ·Princeton's Sustainability Plan ·Focus: fresh water and climate change

  4. WWU Sustainability Academy Western Washington University

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Zaferatos, Nicholas C.

    WWU Sustainability Academy Western Washington University Dear colleagues, We cordially extend to you this invitation to join the WWU Sustainability Academy! Following several years of discussion, a group of faculty has started the (tentatively named) "WWU Sustainability Academy." Our goal is to build

  5. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2005 Research Review

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Brown, H.; Gwinner, D.; Miller, M.; Pitchford, P.

    2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Science and technology are at the heart of everything we do at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, as we pursue innovative, robust, and sustainable ways to produce energy--and as we seek to understand and illuminate the physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering behind alternative energy technologies. This year's Research Review highlights the Lab's work in the areas of alternatives fuels and vehicles, high-performing commercial buildings, and high-efficiency inverted, semi-mismatched solar cells.

  6. Type B Accident Investigation of the March 20, 2003, Stair Installation Accident at Building 752, Sandia National Laboratories

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This report is an independent product of the Type B Accident Investigation Board appointed by Karen L. Boardman, Manager, Sandia Site Office (SSO), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

  7. National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot, Massachusetts and Rhode Island (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)

    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:Year in3.pdfEnergy HealthCommentsAugust 2012NEVADA SPARKSNVEnergyDesign andNational Grid

  8. High Comfort - Low Impact Concepts For Buildings and Cities

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Schuler, Matthias [Harvard University

    2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This lecture provides an overview of what Transsolar is doing in the field of sustainable buildings and cities. Topics covered include: Why sustainability for buildings and cities; What does sustainability mean for buildings and cities; The company's "KlimaEngineering" approach; and Project examples.

  9. SustainabilityStudies sustainability@uci.edu

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Rose, Michael R.

    SustainabilityStudies sustainability@uci.edu Sustainable Business Management Certificate Program in the sustainability field, such as managers, directors, architects, urban planners, landscape architects, designers opportunities and risks while minimizing potential liability. extension.uci.edu/sustainability Sustainable

  10. University Buildings Landmark Buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Paxton, Anthony T.

    KEY University Buildings Landmark Buildings The Lanyon Building Roads Footpath Cafe Grass Queen's University Belfast Campus Map The Lanyon Building The Students' Union The David Keir Building School Offices and Sonic Arts Q Nursing and Midwifery R Pharmacy S Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering T Politics

  11. University Buildings Landmark Buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Müller, Jens-Dominik

    KEY University Buildings Landmark Buildings The Lanyon Building Roads Footpath Cafe University Accommodation Queen's University Belfast Campus Map The Lanyon Building The Students' Union The David Keir Building School Offices A Biological Sciences B Chemistry and Chemical Engineering C Education D

  12. University Buildings Landmark Buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Paxton, Anthony T.

    KEY University Buildings Landmark Buildings The Lanyon Building Roads Footpath Cafe University Engineering N Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences P Music and Sonic Arts Q Nursing and Midwifery R and Student Affairs 3 Administration Building 32 Ashby Building 27 Belfast City Hospital 28 Bernard Crossland

  13. DOE/EA-1519: Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Decontamination and Decommissioning of the Zero Power Reactors (Building 315) at Argonne National Laboratory (April 2005)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    N /A

    2005-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to decontaminate and decommission the Zero Power Reactor (ZPR) facilities located in Building 315 at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in Argonne, Illinois (Figure 1-1). The proposed action would occur in two phases: ZPR-6 would be the focus of Phase I and ZPR-9 would be the focus of Phase II. DOE has prepared this environmental assessment (EA) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. {section} 4321 et seq., and applicable regulations (Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508 and 10 CFR Part 1021). This section describes the reactors and their current status.

  14. Final deactivation report on the radioisotope production Lab-H, Building 3118, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    NONE

    1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report outlines the activities conducted to place the facility in a safe and environmentally sound condition for transfer to the DOE Office of Environmental Restoration Program (EM-40). This report provides a history and profile of Bldg. 3118 prior to and after deactivation. Turnover items (e.g. Surveillance & Maintenance Plant, remaining materials, etc.) are discussed. Building 3118 was stabilized during deactivation so that when transferred to the EM-40 program, only minimal S&M is required (other than that, the building will be unoccupied and the exterior doors locked).

  15. Sustainability policy and environmental policy John C. V. Pezzey

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Pezzey, Jack

    Sustainability policy and environmental policy John C. V. Pezzey Australian National University Economics and Environment Network Working Paper EEN0211 October 2002 #12;Sustainability Policy and Environmental Policy John C. V. Pezzey Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies Australian National

  16. Building Technologies Research and

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Impact of Buildings Centers of Excellence · 40% of total primary energy consumption · 74% of electricity consumption · 56% of natural gas consumption (including gas-generated electricity used in buildings) · 39 the nation accounts for its energy consumption, making the energy savings potential even greater. National

  17. Blueprint for Sustainability - Sustainable Solutions for Every...

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

    Blueprint for Sustainability - Sustainable Solutions for Every Consumer Blueprint for Sustainability - Sustainable Solutions for Every Consumer Highlights of Ford's near, mid, and...

  18. The Walls Come Tumbling Down: Decontamination and Demolition of 29 Manhattan Project and Cold War-Era Buildings and Structures at Los Alamos National Laboratory-12301

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Chaloupka, Allan B.; Finn, Kevin P.; Parsons, Duane A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    When the nation's top scientists and military leaders converged on Los Alamos, New Mexico in the 1943, to work on the Manhattan Project, the facilities they used to conduct their top-secret work were quickly constructed and located in the middle of what eventually became the Los Alamos town site. After one of these early facilities caught on fire, it seemed wise to build labs and production facilities farther away from the homes of the town's residents. They chose to build facilities on what was then known as Delta Prime (DP) Mesa and called it Technical Area 21, or TA-21. With wartime urgency, a number of buildings were built at TA-21, some in as little as a few months. Before long, DP Mesa was populated with several nondescript metal and cinder-block buildings, including what became, immediately following the war, the world's first plutonium production facility. TA-21 also housed labs that used hazardous chemicals and analyzed americium, tritium and plutonium. TA-21 was a bustling center of research and production for the next several decades. Additional buildings were built there in the 1960's, but by the 1990's many of them had reached the end of their service lives. Labs and offices were moved to newer, more modern buildings. When Los Alamos National Laboratory received $212 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in July 2009 for environmental cleanup projects, about $73 million of the funds were earmarked to decontaminate and demolish 21 of the old buildings at TA-21. Although some D and D of TA-21 buildings was performed in the 1990's, many of the facilities at DP Site remained relatively untouched for nearly three decades following their final operational use. In 2006, there were over three dozen buildings or structures on the mesa to be removed so that soil cleanup could be completed (and the land made available for transfer and reuse). The total footprint of buildings across the mesa was approximately 18,580 m{sup 2} (200,000 ft{sup 2}). The initially approved baseline for the ARRA D and D Project was to remove 22 buildings and structures that included approximately 14,680 m{sup 2} (158,000 ft{sup 2}) of footprint. By employing efficiencies during subcontracting, demolition, and waste segregation, the savings allowed an additional 1,580 m{sup 2} (17,000 ft{sup 2}) of footprint to be removed using ARRA funds. Additionally, the lessons learned from this experience were used to apply NNSA funding to the removal of six additional non-contaminated buildings and structures. In the end, 29 buildings and structures, including stacks, cooling towers and tanks, were removed from the mesa. The entire DP East area was cleared of buildings and sub-grade structures and the soils cleaned to residential standards. The total footprint reduction at TA-21 as a result of this effort was in excess of 17,650 m{sup 2} (190,000 ft{sup 2}). The use of a Laboratory self-performance team to start demolition of non-contaminated structures resulted in steady work performance early in the project while subcontracts were being put in place to perform more complicated abatement and contaminated demolition activities. Most importantly, there were no serious worker injuries and the minor injuries recorded were those common to construction type activities. Extensive monitoring along the site boundary demonstrated that no hazardous chemicals or radioactive contamination were released and radiological dose to the public was negligible. The ARRA demolition activities were completed six months in advance of the deadline for employing ARRA funds. Additionally, over 17,585 m{sup 3} (23,000 yds{sup 3}) of building demolition debris was safely removed from DP Mesa. All of the major buildings have been removed, unencumbered access to the SWMUs that are required to be cleaned up by the Consent Order with the state of New Mexico, has been achieved, and a significant portion of the mesa has been prepared to support a process that will eventually transfer this land from federal government control for further use. (authors)

  19. FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION SURVEY SUMMARY AND RESULTS FOR THE ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY BUILDING 330 PROJECT FOOTPRINT, ARGONNE, ILLINOIS

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    ERIKA N. BAILEY

    2012-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

    ORISE conducted onsite verification activities of the Building 330 project footprint during the period of June 6 through June 7, 2011. The verification activities included technical reviews of project documents, visual inspections, radiation surface scans, and sampling and analysis. The draft verification report was issued in July 2011 with findings and recommendations. The contractor performed additional evaluations and remediation.

  20. Decontamination and dismantlement of the building 594 waste ion exchange facility at Argonne National Laboratory-East project final report.

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Wiese, E. C.

    1998-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The Building 594 D&D Project was directed toward the following goals: Removal of any radioactive and hazardous materials associated with the Waste Ion Exchange Facility; Decontamination of the Waste Ion Exchange Facility to unrestricted use levels; Demolition of Building 594; and Documentation of all project activities affecting quality (i.e., waste packaging, instrument calibration, audit results, and personnel exposure) These goals had been set in order to eliminate the radiological and hazardous safety concerns inherent in the Waste Ion Exchange Facility and to allow, upon completion of the project, unescorted and unmonitored access to the area. The ion exchange system and the resin contained in the system were the primary areas of concern, while the condition of the building which housed the system was of secondary concern. ANL-E health physics technicians characterized the Building 594 Waste Ion Exchange Facility in September 1996. The characterization identified a total of three radionuclides present in the Waste Ion Exchange Facility with a total activity of less than 5 {micro}Ci (175 kBq). The radionuclides of concern were Co{sup 60}, Cs{sup 137}, and Am{sup 241}. The highest dose rates observed during the project were associated with the resin in the exchange vessels. DOE Order 5480.2A establishes the maximum whole body exposure for occupational workers at 5 rem (50 mSv)/yr; the administrative limit at ANL-E is 1 rem/yr (10 mSv/yr).

  1. Community Internet Access in Rural Areas: Solving the Economic Sustainability Puzzle

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    - oping nations. In researching and studying the economic self-sustainability of the Internet in rural

  2. National Science Bowl Finals

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2010-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

    National Science Bowl finals and awards at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. Monday 5/3/2010

  3. National Science Bowl Finals

    ScienceCinema (OSTI)

    None

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    National Science Bowl finals and awards at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. Monday 5/3/2010

  4. The National Transport Data Framework

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Landshoff, Peter Vincent; Polak, John

    2008-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    ................................................................................................................ 14 NTDF PROTOTYPE ............................................................................................................................... 14 NTDF ARCHITECTURE... ................................................................................................................................. 27 RESOURCING .......................................................................................................................................... 27 ? The National Transport Data Framework March 2008 ? Page 2 SUSTAINABILITY...

  5. Investigation of the March 5, 2011, Building 488, Brookhaven...

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

    March 5, 2011, Building 488, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Tree Felling Injury Investigation of the March 5, 2011, Building 488, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Tree Felling...

  6. Building Green in Greensburg: Centera Bank

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

  7. Building Green in Greensburg: The Peoples Bank

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This poster highlights energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable features of the high-performing Peoples Bank building in Greensburg, Kansas.

  8. 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.

  9. City of Indianapolis- Green Building Incentive Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Indianapolis Office of Sustainability and the Department of Code Enforcement offer reduction in permit fees for projects achieving certain green building criteria. Property owners and...

  10. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    helped more than 40 competitively selected state and local governments develop sustainable programs to upgrade the energy efficiency of homes and buildings. These leading...

  11. Building Green in Greensburg: Kiowa County Courthouse

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This poster highlights energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable features of the renovated high-performing Kiowa County Courthouse building in Greensburg, Kansas.

  12. Building Green in Greensburg: Dillons Kwik Shop

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This poster highlights energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable features of the high-performing Dillons Kwik Stop building in Greensburg, Kansas.

  13. Automated Demand Response Strategies and Commissioning Commercial Building Controls

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Piette, Mary Ann; Watson, David; Motegi, Naoya; Kiliccote, Sila; Linkugel, Eric

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for Demand Response in New and Existing Commercial BuildingsDemand Response Strategies and National Conference on BuildingDemand Response Strategies and Commissioning Commercial Building

  14. Living Sustainably

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Milbrath, Lester W.

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sustainable society does something more than keep people alive; livingsustainable modes of behavior that also lead to quality in living.

  15. Environmental and cultural sustainability In the built environment : an evaluation of LEED for historic preservation

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ferriss, Lori (Lori E.)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Preservation of buildings is an important process for both cultural and environmental sustainability. Buildings are frequently demolished and rebuilt long before necessitated by structural or material deterioration, wasting ...

  16. Synthesis of national reports for Rio+20

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    NONE

    2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In the lead up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), which took place in Brazil in June 2012, there were numerous efforts in countries around the world to help governments, civil society organizations and individuals prepare for the event. One of the more significant efforts led by UNDP in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) was a support programme to 72 countries across all regions to build a consensus on national views around the themes and objectives of the Rio+20 Conference. This report highlights significant advances in sustainable development from almost 60 country reports and underscores the challenges and bottlenecks to moving beyond the economic-led growth strategies of the past 20 years.

  17. Short-Rotation Woody Biomass Sustainability

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

    Review Short-Rotation Woody Biomass Sustainability Natalie A. Griffiths, Oak Ridge National Laboratory C. Rhett Jackson, University of Georgia Kellie Vache, Oregon State University...

  18. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    van der Torre, Leon

    Report on SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 ISCN-GULF Charter Report #12;3 1. FACILITIES with projects of our University's Cell for Sustainable Development; it also presents evidence for steady alike. THIS REPORT This is the second report on sustainable development at the University of Luxembourg

  19. Building Distributed Energy Performance Optimization for China a Regional Analysis of Building Energy Costs and CO2 Emissions

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Feng, Wei

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building TechnologiesEfficiency and Renewable Energy, Building TechnologiesBuilding Stock. Golden, Colorado: National Renewable Energy

  20. Building Distributed Energy Performance Optimization for China a Regional Analysis of Building Energy Costs and CO2 Emissions

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Feng, Wei

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Department of Energy Commercial Reference Building Models ofthe National Building Stock. Golden, Colorado: Nationaland Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, of the

  1. FY 2009 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Annual Report: A Year of Energy Transformation

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This FY2009 Annual Report surveys the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) accomplishments in renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development, commercialization and deployment of technologies, and strategic energy analysis. It offers NREL's vision and progress in building a clean, sustainable research campus and reports on community involvement.

  2. Building 32 35 Building 36

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Botte, Gerardine G.

    Building 10 Building 13 Building 7 LinHall Drive Lot R10 Lot R12 Lot 207 Lot 209 LotR9 Lot 205 Lot 203 LotBuilding30 Richland Avenue 39 44 Building 32 35 Building 36 34 Building 18 Building 19 11 12 45 29 15 Building 5 8 9 17 Building 16 6 Building 31 Building 2 Ridges Auditorium Building 24 Building 4

  3. Cost and benefit of energy efficient buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Zhang, Wenying, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A common misconception among developers and policy-makers is that "sustainable buildings" may not be financially justified. However, this report strives to show that building green is cost-effective and does make financial ...

  4. King County- Green Building Initiative (Washington)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The King County Green Building Initiative started in 2001, and was included in the King Code Code with the Green Building and Sustainable Development Ordinance in 2008. The ordinance requires that...

  5. Authorized limits for disposal of PCB capacitors from Buildings 361 and 391 at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois.

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Cheng, J.-J.; Chen, S.-Y.; Environmental Science Division

    2009-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

    This report contains data and analyses to support the approval of authorized release limits for the clearance from radiological control of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) capacitors in Buildings 361 and 391 at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois. These capacitors contain PCB oil that must be treated and disposed of as hazardous waste under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). However, they had been located in radiological control areas where the potential for neutron activation existed; therefore, direct release of these capacitors to a commercial facility for PCB treatment and landfill disposal is not allowable unless authorized release has been approved. Radiological characterization found no loose contamination on the exterior surface of the PCB capacitors; gamma spectroscopy analysis also showed the radioactivity levels of the capacitors were either at or slightly above ambient background levels. As such, conservative assumptions were used to expedite the analyses conducted to evaluate the potential radiation exposures of workers and the general public resulting from authorized release of the capacitors; for example, the maximum averaged radioactivity levels measured for capacitors nearest to the beam lines were assumed for the entire batch of capacitors. This approach overestimated the total activity of individual radionuclide identified in radiological characterization by a factor ranging from 1.4 to 640. On the basis of this conservative assumption, the capacitors were assumed to be shipped from Argonne to the Clean Harbors facility, located in Deer Park, Texas, for incineration and disposal. The Clean Harbors facility is a state-permitted TSCA facility for treatment and disposal of hazardous materials. At this facility, the capacitors are to be shredded and incinerated with the resulting incineration residue buried in a nearby landfill owned by the company. A variety of receptors that have the potential of receiving radiation exposures were analyzed. Based on the dose assessment results, it is indicated that, if the disposition activities are completed within a year, the maximum individual dose would be about 0.021 mrem/yr, which is about 0.02% of the primary dose limit of 100 mrem/yr set by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for members of the public. The maximum individual dose was associated with a conservative and unlikely scenario involving a hypothetical farmer who intruded the landfill area to set up a subsistence living above the disposal area 30 years after burial of the incineration residue. Potential collective dose for worker and the general public combined was estimated to be less than 4 x 10{sup -4} person-rem/yr, about 0.004% of the DOE authorized release objective of 10 person-rem/yr for collective exposure. In reality, the actual radiation doses incurred by workers and the general public are expected to be at least two orders of magnitude lower than the estimated values. To follow the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle of reducing potential radiation exposures associated with authorized release of the PCB capacitors, a dose constraint of 1 mrem/yr, corresponding to a small fraction of the 25 mrem/yr limit set by DOE, was initially used as a reference to derive the authorized release limits. On the basis of the dose assessment results, the following authorized release limits are proposed - 0.6 pCi/g for Mn-54, 0.6 pCi/g for Na-22, 0.1 pCi/g for Co-57, and 2.3 pCi/g for Co-60, with a corresponding maximum individual dose of 0.21 mrem/yr. This maximum dose, about 0.2% of the DOE primary dose limit of 100 mrem/yr for members of the public from all sources and exposure pathways, was then selected as the final dose constraint for releasing the PCB capacitors through the authorized process. The proposed authorized release limits would satisfy the DOE requirements for the release of non-real properties to a commercial treatment and disposal facility. In addition, due to the relatively short half-lives (< 5.27 years) of radionuclides of concern, there will be no long-term buil

  6. Final Deactivation Project report on the Alpha Powder Facility, Building 3028, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    NONE

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents the condition of the Alpha Powder Facility (APF), Building 3028, after completion of deactivation activities. Activities conducted to place the facility in a safe and environmentally sound condition for transfer to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Restoration (EM-40) program are outlined. A history and profile of the facility prior to commencing deactivation activities and a profile of the building after completion of deactivation activities are provided. Turnover items, such as the post-deactivation surveillance and maintenance (S&M) plan, remaining hazardous materials, radiological controls, safeguards and security, quality assurance, facility operations, and supporting documentation provided for in the DOE Nuclear Materials and Facility Stabilization Program (EM-60) turnover package are discussed.

  7. The Sustainable Campus The Newsletter of the Berea College

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Baltisberger, Jay H.

    The Sustainable Campus The Newsletter of the Berea College Sustainability and Environmental Studies regions gathered at Berea College for the first annual Campus ­ Community Partnerships for Sustainability will have failed. Initial indications are that some concrete steps toward sustainability have Building

  8. New Seminar for Fall 2001! SUSTAINABILITY AND THE BUILT

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    New Seminar for Fall 2001! SUSTAINABILITY AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT Description In the United and ultimately dispose of buildings. Progress toward a sustainable future cannot ignore the importance of sustainability as it relates to the built environment. "Sustainability" implies a concern for social justice

  9. UMassAmherst Sustainable Design at UMass Amherst

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    Measuring Performance Goals of Sustainability in Building Design i l & h ll ildi iMeeting Goals & ChallengesUMassAmherst Sustainable Design at UMass Amherst February 25, 2010 #12;UMassAmherst Designing for Sustainability in the Built EnvironmentDesigning for Sustainability in the Built Environment Welcome "This

  10. Sustainable Future Stevens students bridged disciplines to advance

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    Yang, Eui-Hyeok

    Building a Sustainable Future Stevens students bridged disciplines to advance sustainable living which collects and analyzes data to preserve energy and teach occupants to live more sustainably of our sustainable future. 4stevens.edu/ecohabit (1) Ecohabit was the only competition house that used

  11. INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION OF THE CENTRAL CAMPUS AND SOUTHEAST LABORATORY COMPLEX BUILDING SLABS AT OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY, OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE

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    Weaver, Phyllis C.

    2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Oak Ridge Associated Universities/Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORAU/ORISE) has completed the independent verification survey of the Central Campus and Southeast Lab Complex Building Slabs. The results of this effort are provided. The objective of this verification survey was to provide independent review and field assessment of remediation actions conducted by SEC, and to independently assess whether the final radiological condition of the slabs met the release guidelines.

  12. Sustainable Futures Workshop Prof. John Connaughton

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    Reading, University of

    impact? · Policy ­ what skills are needed to develop more sustainable buildings and communities? How and awareness-raising ­ how do we motivate the market to demand Green Buildings? How do we demonstrate the value inherent in good green building design in ways that will be attractive to the market? How do we raise

  13. ECOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY OF TROPICAL REEF SYSTEMS: ESTABLISHING SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN THE EXUMA CAYS, BAHAMAS

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    Sealey, Kathleen Sullivan

    ECOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY OF TROPICAL REEF SYSTEMS: ESTABLISHING SUSTAINABLE TOURISM to provide services and build infrastructure according to expediency rather than a concern for long to that which will sustain rather than destroy the environment, the very product marketed and sought. In order

  14. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Peer Exchange Call: Program Sustainability Mastermind Session, featuring Host: Brian Driscoll, Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation Call Slides and Discussion Summary, November 15, 2012

    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:YearRound-Up fromDepartmentTie Ltd: ScopeDepartment1, 2011 Better Buildings0,28, 2013 Better4,23,5,

  15. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Peer Exchange Call: Program Sustainability Mastermind Session, featuring Host: EnergyWorks Philadelphia, Call Slides and Summary

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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:YearRound-Up fromDepartmentTie Ltd: ScopeDepartment1, 2011 Better Buildings0,28, 2013

  16. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Peer Exchange Call: Structuring Rebate and Incentive Programs for Sustainable Demand Call Slides and Discussion Summary, August 18, 2011

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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:YearRound-Up fromDepartmentTie Ltd: ScopeDepartment1, 2011 Better Buildings0,28, 201318, 2011

  17. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Peer Exchange Calls on Program Sustainability: Unique Fee-for-Service Revenues Call Slides and Discussion Summary, April 11, 2013

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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:YearRound-Up fromDepartmentTie Ltd: ScopeDepartment1, 2011 Better Buildings0,28, 201318, 20111,

  18. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Sustainability Peer Exchange Call: Regional Networks for Energy Efficiency Call Slides and Discussion Summary, December 6, 2012

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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:YearRound-Up fromDepartmentTie Ltd: ScopeDepartment1, 2011 Better Buildings0,28, 201318,

  19. About the Design & Construction Collaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower

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    Chapman, Michael S.

    About the Design & Construction Collaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower With an emphasis on connection, the inter-disciplinary, multi-institutional building's design reflects its. Anticipating LEED Platinum rating, the building incorporated sustainable construction practices, including div

  20. INSTITUTIONALIZING SUSTAINABILITY: IMPLEMENTATION OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 13,514 AND ITS IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL PERFORMANCE OF PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY

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    Widder, Sarah H.

    2013-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This article describes the requirements of EO 13514, how PNNL has implemented this mandate and how it has affected the Sustainability Program at PNNL, and makes recommendations about the EO as an effective framework for setting sustainability policy and programs at other institutions.

  1. Office of National Infrastructure & Sustainability | National...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    thereby ensuring that U.S.-funded security upgrades can be maintained by Russia. As part of this effort, ONIS is developing strategies for transitioning technical and...

  2. University Housing Designing Sustainable Communities for Living and Learning

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    Almor, Amit

    The Mission Learning Center for Sustainable Futures Green Learning Community Student Engagement Green Living Public Events Green Education University and Community Outreach Community Building Our Home:Physical Features LEED Certification Sustainable Sites Materials and Resources Energy and Atmosphere Indoor

  3. NextSTEPS (Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways) PROGRAM SUMMARY

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    California at Davis, University of

    NextSTEPS (Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways) PROGRAM SUMMARY Institute of Transportation in January 2011, building on the many advances of our Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (STEPS Studies University of California, Davis Automakers, energy companies, utilities and governments are making

  4. Scotts Valley Energy Office and Human Capacity Building that will provide energy-efficiency services and develop sustainable renewable energy projects.

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    Anderson, Temashio [Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians

    2013-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary goal of this project is to develop a Scotts Valley Energy Development Office (SVEDO). This office will further support the mission of the Tribe's existing leadership position as the DOE Tribal Multi-County Weatherization Energy Program (TMCWEP) in creating jobs and providing tribal homes and buildings with weatherization assistance to increase energy efficiency, occupant comfort and improved indoor air quality. This office will also spearhead efforts to move the Tribe towards its further strategic energy goals of implementing renewable energy systems through specific training, resource evaluation, feasibility planning, and implementation. Human capacity building and continuing operations are two key elements of the SVEDO objectives. Therefore, the project will 1) train and employ additional Tribal members in energy efficiency, conservation and renewable resource analyses and implementation; 2) purchase materials and equipment required to implement the strategic priorities as developed by the Scotts Valley Tribe which specifically include implementing energy conservation measures and alternative energy strategies to reduce energy costs for the Tribe and its members; and 3) obtain a dedicated office and storage space for ongoing SVEDO operations.

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

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    Konis, Kyle Stas

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Annex 29, Daylight in Buildings. October, 1997. Atif. M.R.case studies. Energy and Buildings 35 441-461. Attmann,George. 2010. Sustainable Buildings in Practice: What the

  6. 1 | Building America eere.energy.gov DOE's Building America

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    1 | Building America eere.energy.gov DOE's Building America Low-E Storm Window Adoption Program Working Group #12;2 | Building America eere.energy.gov Pacific Northwest National Laboratory · Katie Cort, Larson Manufacturing Company Key Staff #12;3 | Building America eere.energy.gov Problem · Windows account

  7. New design concepts for energy-conserving buildings. Results of a national competition among students in schools of architecture

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    None

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Student Competition in Energy Conscious Design held among professional schools of architecture in 1976 is documented. Fifty-five schools participated, submitting 115 entries; twelve were chosen as finalists. Details are presented on the twelve winning designs and excerpts from the remaining 103 entries are published. (MCW)

  8. SUSTAINABLE A university for sustainable development

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    Johannesson, Henrik

    THE SUSTAINABLE UNIVERSITY #12;A university for sustainable development The University contribution to a sustainable future. By systematically integrating sustainable development into research. The University of Gothenburg's Vision 2020 confirms that sustainable development is important; we always consider

  9. Metropolitan Accessibility and Transportation Sustainability:Sustainability

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    Papalambros, Panos

    Metropolitan Accessibility and Transportation Sustainability:Sustainability: Comparative Reduce (fulfillment of)Promote Sustainability: Meet needs of (fulfillment of) needs present Institute SMART Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Research andSMART Sustainable Mobility

  10. Sustainable Performance...by Design

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    Bailey, N.

    Sustainable Performance?by Design ESL-HH-10-08-01 Proceedings of the 17th Symposium for Improving Building Systems in Hot and Humid Climates Austin Texas August 24-25, 2010 The Built Environment ? Design Intent & Results ?Building use 40...% of all primary energy worldwide ?Design has a large impact on efficiency considering the 50-80 life cycle of a building. ?Only 50% of surveyed LEED buildings met design expectations. ?LEED 3V addresses this by emphasizing the importance of M...

  11. Sustainable Food Sustainable Water Land Use & Wildlife Culture & Commun ble Transport Sustainable Materials Local & Sustainable Food Sustainable Wat

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    Netoff, Theoden

    Sustainable Food Sustainable Water Land Use & Wildlife Culture & Commun ble Transport Sustainable Materials Local & Sustainable Food Sustainable Wat appiness Zero Carbon Zero Waste Sustainable Transport Sustainable Materia munity Equity & Local Economy Health & Happiness Zero Carbon Zero Was Water Land Use

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  13. Planning for a Sustainable Future of the Cincinnati Union Terminal

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    None

    2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The Cincinnati Museum Center invited a number of local stakeholders, political leaders, nationally and internationally recognized design professionals and the Design Team, that has been engaged to help shape the future of this remarkable resource, to work together in a Workshop that would begin to shape a truly sustainable future for both the Museum and its home, the Union Terminal, one of the most significant buildings in America. This report summarizes and highlights the discussions that took place during the Workshop and presents recommendations for shaping a direction and a framework for the future.

  14. Idaho National Laboratory Facilities

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    National Scientific User Facility Center for Advanced Energy Studies Light Water Reactor Sustainability Idaho Regional Optical Network LDRD Next Generation Nuclear Plant Docs...

  15. Sustainable development and heritage conservation have become guiding principles for our modern industrial society. With increased awareness of the importance of

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    Dawson, Jeff W.

    Sustainable development and heritage conservation have become guiding principles for our modern to develop sustainable buildi sustainability, expertise in sustainable green building design and heritage conservation is now in high demand

  16. Notice of proposed rulemaking, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable...

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

    DOE regarding the regulatory actions discussed herein. Notice of proposed rulemaking, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design Standards for New Federal Buildings, 75 Fed. Reg....

  17. Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers (SERC) Success Story...

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

    upgrade measures to maximize savings. sercmdhighlight.pdf More Documents & Publications Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers Fact Sheet July 2011 Building America Webinar:...

  18. Public Meeting Transcript: Sustainable Design Standards for Federal...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    transcript is from the public meeting to discuss sustainable design standards for Federal buildings held on July 28, 2010. noprmeeting072810.pdf More Documents & Publications...

  19. Sustainable Fracking

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    Sustainable Fracking As industry taps unconventional energy resources, DOE can help identify and mitigate risks of new extraction approaches. For example, recovery of the vast...

  20. National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Webinar Slides...

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

    National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Webinar Slides National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Webinar Slides Presentation slides for the Building Technologies...