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  1. Energy Efficient Buildings Hub

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2013-04-01

    Energy Efficient Buildings HUB Lunch Presentation for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review

  2. Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting...

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

    Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010 Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010 On this page, you may link to the summary report and...

  3. PROGRESS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Wall, L.W.

    2009-01-01

    improving energy efficiency of buildings is being addressedimprovement of energy efficiency in buildings are brieflyimproving the energy efficiency of buildings in the U.S. New

  4. Ball State building massive geothermal system

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Ball State University is building America’s largest ground source district geothermal heating and cooling system. The new operation will save the school millions of dollars, slash greenhouse gases and create jobs. The project will also “expand how America will define the use of geothermal technology on a district-wide scale,” and provide health benefits such as reducing asthma rates for Indiana residents, says Philip Sachtleben, Ball State’s associate vice president of governmental relations. The system will cool and heat nearly 50 buildings on Ball State’s Muncie, Ind., campus, replace four coal-burning boilers and span more than 600 acres. The switch to geothermal will save the university $2.2 million in fuel costs and cut its carbon footprint in half.

  5. Building Energy Efficient Schools 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    McClure, J. D.; Estes, J. M.

    1985-01-01

    Many new school buildings consume only half the energy required by similar efficient structures designed without energy performance as a design criterion. These are comfortable and efficient while construction costs remain about the same as those...

  6. Overview of Resources for Geothermal Absorption Cooling for Buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Liu, Xiaobing; Gluesenkamp, Kyle R; Mehdizadeh Momen, Ayyoub

    2015-06-01

    This report summarizes the results of a literature review in three areas: available low-temperature/coproduced geothermal resources in the United States, energy use for space conditioning in commercial buildings, and state of the art of geothermal absorption cooling.

  7. Energy Efficient Buildings Hub

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy created the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to promote regional job creation and economic growth while also improving the energy...

  8. PROGRESS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Wall, L.W.

    2009-01-01

    Seven recent energy-efficient U.S. office buildings areSeven recent energy-efficient U.S. office buildings areLaboratory (1982), "Energy Efficient Buildings Program FY

  9. PROGRESS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Wall, L.W.

    2009-01-01

    I Figure 21. Sample building energy use label expressed inanalyses of actual buildings energy consumption data confirm1983. PROGRESS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS Leonard W. Wall

  10. Building on Efficiency

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Two administration-led, industry-driven efforts marked milestones today. The first will put Americans to work on more than $2 billion in energy upgrades for federal buildings. The second will offer 30 million households and businesses more control over their energy bills. And together, these efforts will support an economy that’s built to last, one that makes use of every source of American energy – more efficiently.

  11. Funding Opportunity Coming Soon: Buildings Energy Efficiency...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Opportunity Coming Soon: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2016 Funding Opportunity Coming Soon: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers &...

  12. Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance's Building Energy Codes...

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

    Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance's Building Energy Codes Project Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance's Building Energy Codes Project Building Codes Project for the 2013...

  13. BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    California at Davis, University of

    BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY A JOURNAL REVIEW TTP 289A-003, CRN #42059 Friday 3, cultural). Topics: May include: Zero net energy, `smart' building controls, passive design strategies, human health and wellness in buildings. Students are encouraged to introduce their own topic of interest

  14. Geothermal heat pumps for federal buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1999-09-02

    Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) can provide significant energy savings to a wide range of Federal facilities. GHP equipment can be obtained and installed at no up-front cost through Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) through energy service companies (ESCOs).

  15. Geothermal Program Review XVII: proceedings. Building on 25 years of Geothermal Partnership with Industry

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1999-10-01

    The US Department of Energy's Office (DOE) of Geothermal Technologies conducted its annual Program Review XVII in Berkeley, California, on May 18--20, 1999. The theme this year was "Building on 25 Years of Geothermal Partnership with Industry". In 1974, Congress enacted Public Law 93-410 which sanctioned the Geothermal Energy Coordination and Management Project, the Federal Government's initial partnering with the US geothermal industry. The annual program review provides a forum to foster this federal partnership with the US geothermal industry through the presentation of DOE-funded research papers from leaders in the field, speakers who are prominent in the industry, topical panel discussions and workshops, planning sessions, and the opportunity to exchange ideas. Speakers and researchers from both industry and DOE presented an annual update on research in progress, discussed changes in the environment and deregulated energy market, and exchanged ideas to refine the DOE Strategic Plan for research and development of geothermal resources in the new century. A panel discussion on Climate Change and environmental issues and regulations provided insight into the opportunities and challenges that geothermal project developers encounter. This year, a pilot peer review process was integrated with the program review. A team of geothermal industry experts were asked to evaluate the research in progress that was presented. The evaluation was based on the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) criteria and the goals and objectives of the Geothermal Program as set forth in the Strategic Plan. Despite the short timeframe and cursory guidance provided to both the principle investigators and the peer reviewers, the pilot process was successful. Based on post review comments by both presenters and reviewers, the process will be refined for next year's program review.

  16. Energy Efficient State Building Initiative

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The order also requires that renovations or repairs of existing buildings achieve the maximum efficiency level that is cost-effective based on an analysis of construction and operating costs over...

  17. RADON DAUGHTER EXPOSURES IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Nero, A.V.

    2010-01-01

    EXPOSURES IN ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS A.V. Nero, J.V.EXPOSURES IN ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS A.V. Nero, J.V.EXPOSURES IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS A.V. Nero, J.V.

  18. National Residential Efficiency Measures Database - Building...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    National Residential Efficiency Measures Database - Building America Top Innovation National Residential Efficiency Measures Database - Building America Top Innovation Image of a...

  19. Worldwide Energy Efficiency Action through Capacity Building...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Worldwide Energy Efficiency Action through Capacity Building and Training (WEACT) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Worldwide Energy Efficiency Action through Capacity Building and...

  20. Energy Efficiency Upgrades Help Build Better Neighborhoods |...

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

    Energy Efficiency Upgrades Help Build Better Neighborhoods Energy Efficiency Upgrades Help Build Better Neighborhoods May 6, 2013 - 4:55pm Addthis In neighborhoods all across the...

  1. Building Energy-Efficient Schools

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    energy efficiency in the rebuilding and renovating of New Orleans K-12 schools after Hurricanes Katrina certification; a goal was also set for schools undergoing major renovation to achieve 25% energy savingsBuilding Energy- Efficient Schools in New Orleans Lessons Learned #12;2 #12;3 The devastation

  2. Geothermal Retrofit of Illinois National Guard's State headquarters Building

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Lee, Mark

    2015-04-27

    The goal of this project was to assess the feasibility of utilizing mine water as a heat sink for a geothermal heat pump system to heat and cool the 74,000 sq. ft. Illinois National Guard State Headquarters’ building in Springfield Illinois. If successful, this type of system would be less expensive to install than a traditional closed loop geothermal (ground source) heat pump system by significantly reducing the size of the well field, thus shortening or eliminate the payback period compared to a conventional system. In the end, a conventional ground loop was used for the project.

  3. 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...

  4. Technologies for Energy Efficient Buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Resource Technologies for Energy Security Subtask 8.4 Deliverable By GE Global Research Niskayuna, New York.4.2.3 Total electrical energy consumption 33 3.4.2.4 Consumer alert messages 33 3.5 Laboratory TestingTechnologies for Energy Efficient Buildings Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Office

  5. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    A. B. (1992). Energy-Efficiency Buildings: Institutionalec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/buildings/buildings_en.htm20). Plan on energy efficiency building to be announced,

  6. Human Health Science Building Geothermal Heat Pumps

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Project objectives: Construct a ground sourced heat pump, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system for the new Oakland University Human Health Sciences Building utilizing variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat pumps. A pair of dedicated outdoor air supply units will utilize a thermally regenerated desiccant dehumidification section. A large solar thermal system along with a natural gas backup boiler will provide the thermal regeneration energy.

  7. Geothermal System Overview ASHRAE Headquarters Building

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    ,510 sq. ft. · Square footage of floor 2 - 15,290 sq. ft. · Set point for each level - 68şF Heating, 74şF Cooling #12;Building Specifics · Heating / cooling area for GSHPs ­ 15,558 sq. ft. ­ All zones on floor 2 and a corridor zone on floor 1 · Heating / cooling area for VRF ­ 18,226 sq. ft. ­ All zones on floor 1 (minus

  8. PROGRESS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Wall, L.W.

    2009-01-01

    indoor air quality, buildings energy performance, computervoluntary building-energy-performance guidelines. Recentlyrelated to building-energy-performance standards, guidelines

  9. Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholders Meeting...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Energy Efficiency Stakeholders Meeting: March 2011 Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholders Meeting: March 2011 On this page, you may link to the summary report...

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

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

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

  11. Water Efficient Energy Production for Geothermal Resources

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    GTO

    2015-06-01

    Water consumption in geothermal energy development occurs at several stages along the life cycle of the plant, during construction of the wells, piping, and plant; during hydroshearing and testing of the reservoir (for EGS); and during operation of the plant. These stages are highlighted in the illustration above. For more information about actual water use during these stages, please see the back of this sheet..

  12. Energy efficiency buildings program, FY 1980

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1981-05-01

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

  13. INDOOR AIR QUALITY MEASUREMENTS IN ENERGY-EFFICIENT RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Berk, J.V.

    2011-01-01

    Laboratory Energy Efficient Buildings Mobile Laboratory.of 1,150 f t . LBL's Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB) MobileLaboratory. Energy Efficient Buildings Program Energy and

  14. INDOOR AIR QUALITY IN ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hollowell, Craig D.

    2011-01-01

    microbial burden The Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB) Mobilein a number of energy efficient buildings, wherein pollutantenergy~efficient ventilation , institutional and commercial buildings.

  15. MAINE MULTIFAMILY BUILDING OWNERS TRUST IN EFFICIENCY | Department...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    MAINE MULTIFAMILY BUILDING OWNERS TRUST IN EFFICIENCY MAINE MULTIFAMILY BUILDING OWNERS TRUST IN EFFICIENCY MAINE MULTIFAMILY BUILDING OWNERS TRUST IN EFFICIENCY Nearly 70% of...

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

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Singer, Brett C.

    2010-01-01

    operation with energy efficiency in building systems. X X Xoperation with energy efficiency in building systems. 10.3.for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building

  17. A Retrofit Tool for Improving Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    Improving energy efficiency in existing buildings. ASHRAEStandard for Energy Efficiency of Public Buildings. EnergyFor Energy Efficiency of Public Building -- GB 50189.

  18. INDOOR AIR QUALITY MEASUREMENTS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hollowell, C.D.

    2011-01-01

    Quality Measurements in Energy Efficient Buildings Craig D.Quality ~leasurements in Energy Efficient Buildings Craig D.Gregory W. Traynor Energy Efficient Buildings Program Energy

  19. PROGRESS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Wall, L.W.

    2009-01-01

    addressed by the Buildings Energy Data (BED) Group at LBL.buildings by the Buildings Energy Data (BED) Group at LBL,results from our buildings energy data bases. Actual energy

  20. RADON AND ITS DAUGHTERS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Nero, A.V.

    2010-01-01

    pp. 18- 23 in Energy Efficient Buildings Program, Lawrencein conventional and energy-efficient buildings; and 3) the

  1. Apply: Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologie...

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

    Apply: Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement Apply: Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation...

  2. Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Research Planning...

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

    Research Planning Meeting: October 2011 Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Research Planning Meeting: October 2011 On this page, you may link to the summary report and...

  3. Mainstreaming Building Energy Efficiency Codes in Developing...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Mainstreaming Building Energy Efficiency Codes in Developing Countries: Global Experiences and Lessons from Early Adopters Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL...

  4. Sandia Energy - Geothermal Energy & Drilling Technology

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

    Geothermal Energy & Drilling Technology Home Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Geothermal Geothermal Energy & Drilling Technology Geothermal Energy & Drilling...

  5. Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    An energy-efficient heating and cooling alternative, the geothermal heat pump system moves heat from the ground to a building (or from a building to the ground) through a series of flexible pipe ...

  6. Indo-Australian Geothermal Energy Capacity Building Workshop February 8-9 2010, NGRI, Hyderabad.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Harinarayana, T.

    Indo-Australian Geothermal Energy Capacity Building Workshop February 8-9 2010, NGRI, Hyderabad. Geothermal energy is known to be one of the clean energy without smoke and also without environmental hazards in identifying these resources in different parts of our country for possible exploitation of the energy source

  7. Green Building- Efficient Life Cycle 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kohns, R.

    2008-01-01

    the components “Sustainable Building Design”, “Life Cycle Cost Analysis”, “Green Building Certification” and “Natural Resources Management”. These components are deliberately arranged around the life cycle of the real estate concerned. This allows a different...

  8. Energy Efficiency, Building Productivity and the Commercial Buildings Market

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Jones, D.W.

    2002-05-16

    The energy-efficiency gap literature suggests that building buyers are often short-sighted in their failure to apply life-cycle costing principles to energy efficient building technologies, with the result that under investment in these advanced technology occurs. This study examines the reasons this behavior may occur, by analyzing the pressures that market forces place on purchasers of buildings. Our basic conclusion is that the fundamental manner in which the buildings sector does business creates pressures to reduce initial capital outlays and to hedge against a variety of risks, including the ability of building owners to capture benefits from energy efficiency. Starting from the position that building buyers' willingness to pay drives choices over building attributes, we examine basic market principles, the structure of the buildings market, including the role of lenders, and policies that promote penetration of energy efficient technologies. We conclude that greater attention to buyers, and to the incentives and constraints they face, would promote a better understanding of building investment choices and contribute to better policies to promote the penetration of these technologies into markets.

  9. PROGRESS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Wall, L.W.

    2009-01-01

    of actual buildings energy consumption data confirm thedata bases. Actual energy consumption data are necessary toten years. The energy consumption data for new low-energy

  10. Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    None

    2011-01-01

    An energy-efficient heating and cooling alternative, the geothermal heat pump system moves heat from the ground to a building (or from a building to the ground) through a series of flexible pipe "loops" containing water. This edition of Energy 101 explores the benefits Geothermal and the science behind how it all comes together.

  11. Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps

    ScienceCinema (OSTI)

    None

    2013-05-29

    An energy-efficient heating and cooling alternative, the geothermal heat pump system moves heat from the ground to a building (or from a building to the ground) through a series of flexible pipe "loops" containing water. This edition of Energy 101 explores the benefits Geothermal and the science behind how it all comes together.

  12. Building Energy Efficiency in Rural China

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Evans, Meredydd; Yu, Sha; Song, Bo; Deng, Qinqin; Liu, Jing; Delgado, Alison

    2014-04-01

    Rural buildings in China now account for more than half of China’s total building energy use. Forty percent of the floorspace in China is in rural villages and towns. Most of these buildings are very energy inefficient, and may struggle to meet basic needs. They are cold in the winter, and often experience indoor air pollution from fuel use. The Chinese government plans to adopt a voluntary building energy code, or design standard, for rural homes. The goal is to build on China’s success with codes in urban areas to improve efficiency and comfort in rural homes. The Chinese government recognizes rural buildings represent a major opportunity for improving national building energy efficiency. The challenges of rural China are also greater than those of urban areas in many ways because of the limited local capacity and low income levels. The Chinese government wants to expand on new programs to subsidize energy efficiency improvements in rural homes to build capacity for larger-scale improvement. This article summarizes the trends and status of rural building energy use in China. It then provides an overview of the new rural building design standard, and describes options and issues to move forward with implementation.

  13. Building Up Home Energy-Efficiency | Department of Energy

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

    Building Up Home Energy-Efficiency Building Up Home Energy-Efficiency August 26, 2014 - 11:00am Addthis Building or remodeling a home provides an opportunity to build...

  14. Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Education Project

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2013-01-13

    The primary objective of this grant is to educate the public about carbon emissions and the energy-saving and job-related benefits of commercial building energy efficiency. investments in Illinois.

  15. Energy Efficient Retrofits and Green Building Practices 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Rahman, M.

    2010-01-01

    . Moreover, the increase in demand is also causing rise in pollution levels. Therefore, the subject of energy efficient retrofits and green building practices is becoming increasingly important. Based on the latest walkthrough energy audit it is proven...

  16. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. ACEEE. EarthStudy on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, 10-196. Martinez,Rubild, J. (2008). Energy Efficiency in Buildings in China.

  17. Retrofitting Existing Buildings for Demand Response & Energy Efficiency

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    California at Los Angeles, University of

    Retrofitting Existing Buildings for Demand Response & Energy Efficiency www rate periods to avoid high charges. · Assembly Bill 1103 ­ Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure - Starting January 1, 2010, all commercial building lease transactions must disclose the energy efficiency

  18. Database Aids Building Owners and Operators in Energy-Efficiency...

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

    to expanding the building energy-efficiency retrofit market is the lack of empirical data on building energy performance. This deficiency makes it difficult for building...

  19. Apply: Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Incubator Technologies...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Incubator Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2014 (DE-FOA-0001027) Apply: Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Incubator Technologies (BENEFIT) -...

  20. Best Practices: Policies for Building Efficiency and Emerging...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Best Practices: Policies for Building Efficiency and Emerging Technologies Best Practices: Policies for Building Efficiency and Emerging Technologies Information about appliance...

  1. Obama Administration Launches $130 Million Building Energy Efficiency...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Administration Launches 130 Million Building Energy Efficiency Effort Obama Administration Launches 130 Million Building Energy Efficiency Effort February 12, 2010 - 12:00am...

  2. Milwaukee Showcases Leadership in Energy Efficiency, Better Buildings...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Milwaukee Showcases Leadership in Energy Efficiency, Better Buildings Challenge Milwaukee Showcases Leadership in Energy Efficiency, Better Buildings Challenge November 6, 2013 -...

  3. Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation This report outlines ways to make the right...

  4. High-Efficiency Window Air Conditioners - Building America Top...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Efficiency Window Air Conditioners - Building America Top Innovation High-Efficiency Window Air Conditioners - Building America Top Innovation This photo shows a window air...

  5. Greensburg Implements High-Efficiency Building Codes to Achieve...

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

    Greensburg Implements High-Efficiency Building Codes to Achieve Long-Term Energy Savings Greensburg Implements High-Efficiency Building Codes to Achieve Long-Term Energy Savings...

  6. Building geothermal research and development partnerships: The California Energy Commission`s geothermal program

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hare, R.; Tiangco, V.; Birkinshaw, K.; Johannis, M.

    1995-12-31

    The California Energy Commission`s Geothermal Program (Assembly Bill 1905, Bosco) has built cost-shared Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) partnerships with over 150 public and private entities. The Geothermal Program promotes the development of new geothermal resources and technologies for both direct-use and electricity generation while protecting the environment and promoting energy independence. This is accomplished by providing financial and technical assistance in the form of contingent awards which, depending on project success, can become either a loan or a grant. Some of the cost-shared RD&D accomplishments are presented. The process and requirements to obtain financial assistance through the Geothermal Program are summarized.

  7. Realizing Building End-Use Efficiency with Ermerging Technologies

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Information about the implementation of emerging technologies to maximize end-use efficiency in buildings.

  8. Local Option- Property Tax Assessment for Energy Efficient Buildings

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    An energy-efficient building is defined as any building that exceeds the energy efficiency standards of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code by 30%; meets performance standards of the...

  9. Energy Efficiency in Buildings- the Utilities View 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Konig, U.

    2008-01-01

    Efficiency in Buildings - the Utilities View U. K?nig RWE Energy AG The energy to lead ESL-IC-08-10-27 Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 RWE Energy... for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 RWE Energy / Energieeffizienz bei Immobilien / U. K?nig / ICEBO '08 SEITE 3 RWE ? One of the five leading Energy Companies in Europe > Nr 1 producer of electricity in Germany, Nr 3 in UK...

  10. Buildings, Commissioning, Efficiency, Comfort, and CO2 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Claridge, D. E.

    2006-01-01

    .6% of world CO2 emissions)? US commercial sector use ~50% of world commercial use? Asia today 10-20% of world commercial use 2055200514 7 Billion of Tons of Carbon Emitted per Year 1955 0 C Flat path Historicalemissions 1.9 ?Ć?Ć 2105 14 GtC/y7 GtC/y Seven..., Commissioning, Efficiency, Comfort, and CO2 Asian Pacific Building Commissioning Conference ICEBONovember 8, 2006Shenzhen, ChinaPresented ByDavid E. ClaridgeEnergy Systems LaboratoryTexas A&M University Commissioning New Buildings Beginnings Building Handover...

  11. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    April). Options for Energy Efficiency in India and Barriersmain.htm Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India. (of Building Energy Efficiency Labeling. Presentation.

  12. Efficiency Vermont's Enhanced Building Operations Programs 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Laflamme, S.

    2011-01-01

    stream_source_info ESL-IC-11-10-55.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 4695 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name ESL-IC-11-10-55.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 1 Efficiency Vermont... ? Introduction: Efficiency Vermont ? Efficiency Vermont?s Whole-Building Operational Improvement Programs & Pilot Programs ?Commissioning & Retro-commissioning Programs ?Re-tuning Pilot Program ?Re-tuning Pilot Program Variations ?Other Initiatives...

  13. SPEER: Building a Regional Energy Efficiency Partnership 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Lewin, D.

    2013-01-01

    , Texas Dec. 16-18 SPEER Members ESL-KT-13-12-52 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 Our Focus Areas • Buildings • Energy Efficiency as a Resource • Combined Heat and Power and Distributed Generation.... • Not enough coordination amongst professions, manufacturers, governmental entities. • EE viewed as dependent upon incentives; view as less than a full resource. ESL-KT-13-12-52 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas...

  14. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    Richland, Washington: Building Energy Codes Program, PacificHogan, J. (2003). Building Energy Code Enforcement: A LookM. (2010, April). Options for Energy Efficiency in India and

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

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    and manufacturers to improve building energy efficiency by addressing whole building energy data access, utilizing industrial superior energy performance, or conducting performance...

  16. Sault Tribe Building Efficiency Energy Audits

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Holt, Jeffrey W.

    2013-09-26

    The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is working to reduce energy consumption and expense in Tribally-owned governmental buildings. The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will conduct energy audits of nine Tribally-owned governmental buildings in three counties in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to provide a basis for evaluating and selecting the technical and economic viability of energy efficiency improvement options. The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will follow established Tribal procurement policies and procedures to secure the services of a qualified provider to conduct energy audits of nine designated buildings. The contracted provider will be required to provide a progress schedule to the Tribe prior to commencing the project and submit an updated schedule with their monthly billings. Findings and analysis reports will be required for buildings as completed, and a complete Energy Audit Summary Report will be required to be submitted with the provider?s final billing. Conducting energy audits of the nine governmental buildings will disclose building inefficiencies to prioritize and address, resulting in reduced energy consumption and expense. These savings will allow Tribal resources to be reallocated to direct services, which will benefit Tribal members and families.

  17. Klamath Apartment Buildings (13) Space Heating Low Temperature Geothermal

    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 QA:QAsource History View NewTexas: Energy ResourcesOrderInformationKizildere I Geothermal Pwer Plant Jump

  18. Energy Efficient Buildings Hub | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: AlternativeCommunication3-EDepartment of EnergyDepartmentEfficient Buildings Hub Energy

  19. Model Predictive Control for Energy Efficient Buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ma, Yudong

    2012-01-01

    ALC) system. ALC is a building automation system, offering aModern digital building automation systems satisfy thesemore sophisticated building automation systems and building

  20. Products and Building Services for Energy-Efficient Homes | Department...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Products and Building Services for Energy-Efficient Homes Products and Building Services for Energy-Efficient Homes March 1, 2015 - 10:37am Addthis Production builder Centex Homes...

  1. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    Passive House Passive House (Passivhaus in German) is the oldest voluntary standard for super-efficient buildings

  2. Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Granderson, Jessica

    2013-01-01

    Heating and Cooling Efficiency Source: Glass, Analysis of building-integrated renewable energy systems in modern UK homes.

  3. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning, October 25, 2011.

  4. Green Buildings in Green Cities: Integrating Energy Efficiency into the Real Estate Industry

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Bardhan, Ashok; Kroll, Cynthia A.

    2011-01-01

    of green and energy efficient buildings throughout the urbancosts of green and energy efficient buildings, barriers toof green or energy-efficient buildings across a metropolitan

  5. Measured energy performance of a US-China demonstration energy-efficient office building

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Xu, Peng; Huang, Joe; Jin, Ruidong; Yang, Guoxiong

    2006-01-01

    U.S. energy-efficient and renewable building technologies,demonstration energy- efficient commercial building”, LBNLdemonstration energy-efficient office building Peng Xu Joe

  6. How ambient intelligence will improve habitability and energy efficiency in buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Arens, Edward A; Federspiel, C.; Wang, D.; Huizenga, C.

    2005-01-01

    Habitability and Energy Efficiency in Buildings. ” PublishedHabitability and Energy Efficiency in Buildings. ” PublishedHabitability and Energy Efficiency in Buildings. ” Published

  7. Demand Responsive and Energy Efficient Control Technologies and Strategies in Commercial Buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Piette, Mary Ann; Kiliccote, Sila

    2006-01-01

    Study in Energy Efficiency in Buildings August Nationalelectric loads in buildings: energy efficiency (for steady-and Energy Efficiency Options Using Commercial Building

  8. Green Buildings in Green Cities: Integrating Energy Efficiency into the Real Estate Industry

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Bardhan, Ashok; Kroll, Cynthia A.

    2011-01-01

    The Diffusion of Energy Efficiency in Building. ” Americanmake green or energy efficiency investments in buildings arefeatures or energy efficiency into commercial buildings, and

  9. ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS PROGRAM. CHAPTER FROM ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT DIVISION ANNUAL REPORT 1978

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Sonderegger, R. C.

    2011-01-01

    Quality Measurements in Energy- Efficient Buildings; April,9576 EEB 79-5 NIA ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS PROGRAM ChapterCalifornia 94720 ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS PROGRAM Annual

  10. Measured energy performance of a US-China demonstration energy-efficient office building

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Xu, Peng; Huang, Joe; Jin, Ruidong; Yang, Guoxiong

    2006-01-01

    China demonstration energy- efficient commercial building”,China Demonstration Energy Efficient Office Building insideUS-China demonstration energy-efficient office building Peng

  11. Model Predictive Control for Energy Efficient Buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ma, Yudong

    2012-01-01

    Control for Active and Passive Building Thermal Storage”.Control for Active and Passive Building Thermal StorageControl for Active and Passive Building Thermal Storage

  12. Building Operator Certification: Improving Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Through Operator Training and Certification 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Putnam, C.; Mulak, A.

    2001-01-01

    Building Operator Certification (BOC) is a competency-based certification for building operators designed to improve the energy efficiency of commercial buildings. Operators earn certification by attending training sessions and completing project...

  13. Improving Energy Efficiency in Federal Commercial Buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Nasseri, Cyrus H.; Somasundaram, Sriram; Winiarski, David W.

    2004-08-27

    This paper is an overview of various activities underway in the Federal sector to help improve the energy efficiency in new and existing Federal commercial buildings. The two main drivers for the energy efficiency upgrades within the Federal sector are Executive Orders (E.O.) from the Executive branch and the legislative requirements passed by the legislative branch and then signed into law by the Executive branch of the U.S. Federal Government. The recent Executive Orders pertaining to this discussion are the E.O. 12902 (1994) and the E.O. 13123 (1999). The legislative requirements are contained in the Energy Policy Act (EPACT) of 1992 which amended the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA) and the pending Energy Policy Act of 2003.

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

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    existing buildings, and to develop a proposal for funding of a model "Energy Efficient Building" on NIU and practices and develop new ones. The new "Energy Efficient Building" could be a Model Energy LandmarkEfficient and Sustainable Energy: Ecology and Energy Challenges Energy Efficient and Sustainable

  15. RADON AND ITS DAUGHTERS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Nero, A.V.

    2010-01-01

    AMD ITS DAUCHTERS IN ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINCS A.V. Nero,W.W. Nazaroff, Radon in Energy-Efficient Houses, LawrenceStudies, pp. 18- 23 in Energy Efficient Buildings Program,

  16. Tuning Fuzzy Logic Controllers for Energy Efficiency Consumption in Buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Casillas Barranquero, Jorge

    Tuning Fuzzy Logic Controllers for Energy Efficiency Consumption in Buildings R. Alcal´a DECSAI- tion in buildings represents about 40% of to- tal energy consumption and more than a half controllers, tuning techniques, multiobjective optimisation, en- ergy efficiency, buildings, BEMS, HVAC sys

  17. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    of Buildings: Energy Policies in Europe – Examples of BestEnergy Buildings in Europe: Current State of Play, Definitions and Bestto finance energy-efficiency projects in Europe. The best

  18. Model Predictive Control for Energy Efficient Buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ma, Yudong

    2012-01-01

    solution”. In: Energy and Buildings 52.0 (2012), pp. 39–49.with GenOpt”. In: Energy and Buildings 42.7 (2010), pp.lation Program”. In: Energy and Buildings 33.4 (2001), pp.

  19. Reference book on geothermal direct use

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Lienau, P.J.; Lund, J.W.; Rafferty, K.; Culver, G.

    1994-08-01

    This report presents the direct uses of geothermal energy in the United States. Topics discussed include: low-temperature geothermal energy resources; energy reserves; geothermal heat pumps; geothermal energy for residential buildings; and geothermal energy for industrial usage.

  20. Model Predictive Control for Energy Efficient Buildings

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    Ma, Yudong

    2012-01-01

    Model Predictive Control and Thermal Storage: a Simple 3.3of Building Thermal Storage”. In: ASHRAE Transactions 96.2 (and Passive Building Thermal Storage”. In: International

  1. Energy Efficiency Program for State Government Buildings

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  2. Building Energy Asset Score: Utilities and Energy Efficiency Program Administrators

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Energy Asset Score is a national standardized tool for evaluating the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings. The Asset Score generates a simple energy efficiency rating that enables comparison among buildings, and identifies opportunities for users to invest in energy efficiency upgrades. It is web-based and free to use.

  3. Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations

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    Granderson, Jessica

    2013-01-01

    of cumulative sums to identify energy use anomalies in 37Energy Information HandbookApplications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations J.

  4. Better Buildings Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in the...

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

    from the Better Buildings webinar presented on May 4, 2011: Survey of Small Commercial Energy Efficiency Finance Programs Sponsored by State Governments Oregon Energy Loan:...

  5. Energy Efficiency Trends in Residential and Commercial Buildings...

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

    CODES AND INCENTIVES 31 Chapter Six VOLUNTARY PROGRAMS AND LOCAL AND STATE POLICIES FOR GREEN AND ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS 38 Chapter Seven RESOURCES FOR MORE INFORMATION 50...

  6. Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Granderson, Jessica

    2013-01-01

    and display building energy data. iii Glossary Energy1) How to interpret energy data, to improve efficiency andutility bills or interval energy data. Longitudinal Cross-

  7. Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    New Buildings Institute; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Granderson, Jessica; Piette, Mary Ann; Rosenblum, Ben; Hu, Lily; Harris, Daniel; Mathew, Paul; Price, Phillip; Bell, Geoffrey; Katipamula, Srinivas; Brambley, Michael

    2011-10-01

    This handbook will give you the information you need to plan an energy-management strategy that works for your building, making it more energy efficient.

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    West Palm Beach, Florida Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Habitat for Humanity Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Florida PNNL and FSEC helped...

  9. Greensburg Implements High-Efficiency Building Codes to Achieve...

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

    for incorpo- rating energy efficiency and renewable energy into building designs. The Energy Transition Initiative leverages the experiences of islands, states, and cities that...

  10. Geothermal, Energy Efficiency, and Solar PV Opportunities at Nissan USE 

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    Ford, R.; Ong, J.; Reeder, J.; Sridar, V.; Zhang, R.

    2014-01-01

    is Driving Innovation ESL-IE-14-05-04 Proceedings of the Thrity-Sixth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 20-23, 2014 Research Areas Geothermal Solar Photovoltaics EE Verification ESL-IE-14-05-04 Proceedings of the Thrity... of the Thrity-Sixth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 20-23, 2014 Solar Costs Declining Solar Costs = Panels + O&M + Decom RMI Projected Commercial Solar Costs ESL-IE-14-05-04 Proceedings of the Thrity-Sixth Industrial Energy...

  11. Topical Lunch Summary, May 28, 2013 Integrated Building Energy Efficiency The Integrated Building Energy Efficiency topical lunch gathered 30 participants, about 50%

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Walter, M.Todd

    Topical Lunch Summary, May 28, 2013 ­ Integrated Building Energy Efficiency The Integrated Building on building energy efficiency at Cornell. Several potential collaborations were discussed. One highlight Energy Efficiency topical lunch gathered 30 participants, about 50% faculty/researchers, 40% facilities

  12. Energy efficiency indicators for high electric-load buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Aebischer, Bernard; Balmer, Markus A.; Kinney, Satkartar; Le Strat, Pascale; Shibata, Yoshiaki; Varone, Frederic

    2003-06-01

    Energy per unit of floor area is not an adequate indicator for energy efficiency in high electric-load buildings. For two activities, restaurants and computer centres, alternative indicators for energy efficiency are discussed.

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

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    Singer, Brett C.

    2010-01-01

    Achieving sustainability goals may require High Performanceperformance). Coordination and potentially consolidation of energy and sustainabilityPerformance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency 11-Sept-2009 o Link government reimbursements to efficiency and sustainability

  14. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

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    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    renewables- integrated green building floor space growing towhich renewable energy resources are used to provide spacerenewable energy (especially rooftop solar), and energy-efficient light bulbs, rather than for energy-efficient space-

  15. Curriculum for Commissioning Energy Efficient Buildings

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    Webster, Lia

    2012-09-30

    In July 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded funding to PECI to develop training curriculum in commercial energy auditing and building commissioning. This program was created in response to the high demand for auditing and commissioning services in the U.S. commercial buildings market and to bridge gaps and barriers in existing training programs. Obstacles addressed included: lack of focus on entry level candidates; prohibitive cost and time required for training; lack of hands-on training; trainings that focus on certifications & process overviews; and lack of comprehensive training. PECI organized several other industry players to create a co-funded project sponsored by DOE, PECI, New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA), California Energy Commission (CEC), Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) and California Commissioning Collaborative (CCC). After awarded, PECI teamed with another DOE awardee, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), to work collaboratively to create one comprehensive program featuring two training tracks. NJIT’s Center for Building Knowledge is a research and training institute affiliated with the College of Architecture and Design, and provided e-learning and video enhancements. This project designed and developed two training programs with a comprehensive, energy-focused curriculum to prepare new entrants to become energy auditors or commissioning authorities (CxAs). The following are the key elements of the developed trainings, which is depicted graphically in Figure 1: • Online classes are self-paced, and can be completed anywhere, any time • Commissioning Authority track includes 3 online modules made up of 24 courses delivered in 104 individual lessons, followed by a 40 hour hands-on lab. Total time required is between 75 and 100 hours, depending on the pace of the independent learner. • Energy Auditor track includes 3 online modules made up of 18 courses delivered in 72 individual lessons, followed by a 24 hour hands-on lab. Total time required is between 50 and 70 hours, depending on the pace of the independent learner. • Individual courses can be taken for continuing education credits. • Assessments are included for each course, and a score of at least 80% is required for completion. • Completion of Modules 1 through 3 is prerequisite for participating in the laboratory. More experienced participants have the option to test out of Modules 1 and 2 and complete Module 3 to progress to the laboratory.

  16. ENERGY-EFFICIENT NEW COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS IN THE NORTHWEST REGION: A COMPILATION OF MEASURED DATA

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    Piette, M.A.

    2010-01-01

    might expect an energy-efficient building to be expensive toto build an energy-efficient building for no more thanestimates for new energy-efficient buildings, we compiled

  17. Cost and benefit of energy efficient buildings

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

    2006-01-01

    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 ...

  18. Model Predictive Control for Energy Efficient Buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ma, Yudong

    2012-01-01

    solar radiation, occupancy, and electrical devices in the buildings as a function of weather information, time, and date.solar radiation, occupancy, and electrical devices in the buildings as a function of weather information, time, and date.

  19. Analysis of the Chinese Market for Building Energy Efficiency

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    Yu, Sha; Evans, Meredydd; Shi, Qing

    2014-03-20

    China will account for about half of the new construction globally in the coming decade. Its floorspace doubled from 1996 to 2011, and Chinese rural buildings alone have as much floorspace as all of U.S. residential buildings. Building energy consumption has also grown, increasing by over 40% since 1990. To curb building energy demand, the Chinese government has launched a series of policies and programs. Combined, this growth in buildings and renovations, along with the policies to promote green buildings, are creating a large market for energy efficiency products and services. This report assesses the impact of China’s policies on building energy efficiency and on the market for energy efficiency in the future. The first chapter of this report introduces the trends in China, drawing on both historical analysis, and detailed modeling of the drivers behind changes in floorspace and building energy demand such as economic and population growth, urbanization, policy. The analysis describes the trends by region, building type and energy service. The second chapter discusses China’s policies to promote green buildings. China began developing building energy codes in the 1980s. Over time, the central government has increased the stringency of the code requirements and the extent of enforcement. The codes are mandatory in all new buildings and major renovations in China’s cities, and they have been a driving force behind the expansion of China’s markets for insulation, efficient windows, and other green building materials. China also has several other important policies to encourage efficient buildings, including the Three-Star Rating System (somewhat akin to LEED), financial incentives tied to efficiency, appliance standards, a phasing out of incandescent bulbs and promotion of efficient lighting, and several policies to encourage retrofits in existing buildings. In the third chapter, we take “deep dives” into the trends affecting key building components. This chapter examines insulation in walls and roofs; efficient windows and doors; heating, air conditioning and controls; and lighting. These markets have seen significant growth because of the strength of the construction sector but also the specific policies that require and promote efficient building components. At the same time, as requirements have become more stringent, there has been fierce competition, and quality has at time suffered, which in turn has created additional challenges. Next we examine existing buildings in chapter four. China has many Soviet-style, inefficient buildings built before stringent requirements for efficiency were more widely enforced. As a result, there are several specific market opportunities related to retrofits. These fall into two or three categories. First, China now has a code for retrofitting residential buildings in the north. Local governments have targets of the number of buildings they must retrofit each year, and they help finance the changes. The requirements focus on insulation, windows, and heat distribution. Second, the Chinese government recently decided to increase the scale of its retrofits of government and state-owned buildings. It hopes to achieve large scale changes through energy service contracts, which creates an opportunity for energy service companies. Third, there is also a small but growing trend to apply energy service contracts to large commercial and residential buildings. This report assesses the impacts of China’s policies on building energy efficiency. By examining the existing literature and interviewing stakeholders from the public, academic, and private sectors, the report seeks to offer an in-depth insights of the opportunities and barriers for major market segments related to building energy efficiency. The report also discusses trends in building energy use, policies promoting building energy efficiency, and energy performance contracting for public building retrofits.

  20. Energy 101: Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings

    ScienceCinema (OSTI)

    None

    2014-06-26

    Learn how commercial buildings can incorporate whole-building design to save energy and money while enhancing performance and comfort. This video highlights several energy-saving features of the Research Support Facility at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory-a model for high-performance office building design.

  1. Energy 101: Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2014-03-14

    Learn how commercial buildings can incorporate whole-building design to save energy and money while enhancing performance and comfort. This video highlights several energy-saving features of the Research Support Facility at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory-a model for high-performance office building design.

  2. Building Trees Based On Aggregation Efficiency in Sensor Networks

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    1 Building Trees Based On Aggregation Efficiency in Sensor Networks Albert F. Harris III, Robin energy efficient operation. We pro- pose a new notion of energy efficiency that can be used to decide where aggregation points in the network should be placed. The main factor affecting energy efficiency

  3. Social Game for Building Energy Efficiency: Incentive Design

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Sastry, S. Shankar

    consumption of buildings, both residential and commercial, accounts for approximately 40% of all energy usageSocial Game for Building Energy Efficiency: Incentive Design Lillian J. Ratliff, Ming Jin, Ioannis of a social game encouraging energy efficient behavior in occupants by dis- tributing points which determine

  4. Analysis of the Russian Market for Building Energy Efficiency

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    Lychuk, Taras; Evans, Meredydd; Halverson, Mark A.; Roshchanka, Volha

    2012-12-01

    This report provides analysis of the Russian energy efficiency market for the building sector from the perspective of U.S. businesses interested in exporting relevant technologies, products and experience to Russia. We aim to help U.S. energy efficiency and environmental technologies businesses to better understand the Russian building market to plan their market strategy.

  5. Green Buildings in Green Cities: Integrating Energy Efficiency into the Real Estate Industry

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Bardhan, Ashok; Kroll, Cynthia A.

    2011-01-01

    Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Financing Districts ForEfficiency and Renewable Energy, Building TechnologiesEfficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies

  6. Green Buildings in Green Cities: Integrating Energy Efficiency into the Real Estate Industry

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Bardhan, Ashok; Kroll, Cynthia A.

    2011-01-01

    the larger diffusion of green and energy efficient buildingsowners, the costs of green and energy efficient buildings,market. Demand for Green and Energy Efficient Buildings The

  7. Energy efficient building structure and panel therefor

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    Carroll, Th.J.; Paisley, J.K.

    1984-08-28

    A building structure is constructed from a plurality of sheathed, foam cored structural panels which are adapted to receive solar energy conversion or heat storage devices and are adapted to be connected in an air flow loop to provide integral heating and/or cooling systems for the building structure.

  8. 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 in providing recognition is the US Green Buildings Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental De Academic Buildings While relatively new, the Williams College commitment to environmentally sustainable

  9. Audit Procedures for Improving Residential Building Energy Efficiency

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Audit Procedures for Improving Residential Building Energy Efficiency This report analyses Efficiency April 2013 HAWAI`I NATURAL ENERGY INSTITUTE School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology Sustainability Program Subtask 3.5.1: Residential Energy Efficiency Deliverable 1 Prepared by The University

  10. Whole Building Efficiency for Whole Foods: Preprint

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    Deru, M.; Doebber, I.; Hirsch, A.

    2013-02-01

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory partnered with Whole Foods Market under the Commercial Building Partnership (CBP) program to design and implement a new store in Raleigh, North Carolina. The result was a design with a predicted energy savings of 40% over ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004, and 25% energy savings over their standard design. Measured performance of the as-built building showed that the building did not achieve the predicted performance. A detailed review of the project several months after opening revealed a series of several items in construction and controls items that were not implemented properly and were not fully corrected in the commissioning process.

  11. Energy Efficiency Standards for State Buildings

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Montana Department of Labor must also develop and adopt high performance building standards, along with the Montana university system and other state agencies. These standards must take into...

  12. Design for Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings 

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    Song, M.; Zhang, Y.; Yang, G.

    2006-01-01

    This paper presents the thermal design and heating design of an energy saving residential building in Beijing where the owners lived until 2004. Results show the advantages and disadvantages of a household-based heating mode by natural gas. Based...

  13. Emerging Energy-Efficient Technologies in Buildings Technology Characterizations for Energy Modeling

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    Hadley, SW

    2004-10-11

    The energy use in America's commercial and residential building sectors is large and growing. Over 38 quadrillion Btus (Quads) of primary energy were consumed in 2002, representing 39% of total U.S. energy consumption. While the energy use in buildings is expected to grow to 52 Quads by 2025, a large number of energy-related technologies exist that could curtail this increase. In recent years, improvements in such items as high efficiency refrigerators, compact fluorescent lights, high-SEER air conditioners, and improved building shells have all contributed to reducing energy use. Hundreds of other technology improvements have and will continue to improve the energy use in buildings. While many technologies are well understood and are gradually penetrating the market, more advanced technologies will be introduced in the future. The pace and extent of these advances can be improved through state and federal R&D. This report focuses on the long-term potential for energy-efficiency improvement in buildings. Five promising technologies have been selected for description to give an idea of the wide range of possibilities. They address the major areas of energy use in buildings: space conditioning (33% of building use), water heating (9%), and lighting (16%). Besides describing energy-using technologies (solid-state lighting and geothermal heat pumps), the report also discusses energy-saving building shell improvements (smart roofs) and the integration of multiple energy service technologies (CHP packaged systems and triple function heat pumps) to create synergistic savings. Finally, information technologies that can improve the efficiency of building operations are discussed. The report demonstrates that the United States is not running out of technologies to improve energy efficiency and economic and environmental performance, and will not run out in the future. The five technology areas alone can potentially result in total primary energy savings of between 2 and 4.2 Quads by 2025, or 3.8% to 8.1% of the total commercial and residential energy use by 2025 (52 Quads). Many other technologies will contribute to additional potential for energy-efficiency improvement, while the technical potential of these five technologies on the long term is even larger.

  14. A Retrofit Tool for Improving Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings

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    Levine, Mark; Feng, Wei; Ke, Jing; Hong, Tianzhen; Zhou, Nan

    2013-06-06

    Existing buildings will dominate energy use in commercial buildings in the United States for three decades or longer and even in China for the about two decades. Retrofitting these buildings to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy use is thus critical to achieving the target of reducing energy use in the buildings sector. However there are few evaluation tools that can quickly identify and evaluate energy savings and cost effectiveness of energy conservation measures (ECMs) for retrofits, especially for buildings in China. This paper discusses methods used to develop such a tool and demonstrates an application of the tool for a retrofit analysis. The tool builds on a building performance database with pre-calculated energy consumption of ECMs for selected commercial prototype buildings using the EnergyPlus program. The tool allows users to evaluate individual ECMs or a package of ECMs. It covers building envelope, lighting and daylighting, HVAC, plug loads, service hot water, and renewable energy. The prototype building can be customized to represent an actual building with some limitations. Energy consumption from utility bills can be entered into the tool to compare and calibrate the energy use of the prototype building. The tool currently can evaluate energy savings and payback of ECMs for shopping malls in China. We have used the tool to assess energy and cost savings for retrofit of the prototype shopping mall in Shanghai. Future work on the tool will simplify its use and expand it to cover other commercial building types and other countries.

  15. 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The 2014 Summer Study is the 18th biennial ACEEE conference on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. A diverse group of professionals from around the world will gather at this pre-eminent meeting to...

  16. Tax Incentives for Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Commercial Buildings

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    On this page you'll find information about the tax deductions available for improving the energy efficiency of commercial buildings, as well as links to qualified software available for calculating...

  17. Philadelphia Gas Works- Commercial and Industrial Efficient Building Grant Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Philadelphia Gas Works' (PGW) Commercial and Industrial Efficient Building Grant Program is part of PGW's EnergySense program. This program offers incentives up to 33% of the total project cost for...

  18. INDOOR AIR QUALITY IN ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

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    Hollowell, Craig D.

    2011-01-01

    for studies of indoor air quality and energy utilization inExt. 6782 Indoor Air Quality in Energy- Buildings Craig D.1, 1979) Indoor Air Quality in Energy~Efficient LBL-8892 EEB

  19. Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    For meeting Federal sustainability requirements, agencies can use evaluation methods—such as benchmarking and energy audits—and planning to make their existing buildings energy efficient. To comply...

  20. Energy efficiency in building sector in India through Heat

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    #12;Energy efficiency in building sector in India through Heat Pump Technology By Mr Pradeep Kumar sector in India · Residential building sector in India · HVAC growth in residential sector. · Heat Pump, Sustainable habitat, Biotechnology, Renewable energy, Water technology, Industrial research, Social

  1. Energy Audit Results for Residential Building Energy Efficiency

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    Energy Audit Results for Residential Building Energy Efficiency Forrest City Phases I and II Building and Community Design 3 Hawai`i Natural Energy Institute University of Hawai`i Manoa #12;#12;i This report analyses complete energy audit results from 28 homes within the Forest City residential complex

  2. Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update...

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

    Update meeting in August 2011, held in Denver, Colorado. 2011 Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update Meeting More Documents & Publications 2011 Residential Energy...

  3. Developing a next-generation community college curriculum for energy-efficient high-performance building operations

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2004-01-01

    the subject of energy-efficient buildings has never beforecontrol technologies and energy-efficient building sciences.Lab in the energy efficient buildings program. Faculty

  4. MEASURED ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT NEW COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS: RESULTS FROM THE BECA-CN DATA COMPILATION

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    Piette, M.A.

    2010-01-01

    data for new energy-efficient commercial buildings, we alsois an energy-efficient commercial building?" and "efficientin new, energy-efficient commercial buildings. Most new

  5. Controlling Energy-Efficient Buildings in the Context of Smart Grid: A Cyber Physical System Approach

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi

    2014-01-01

    and K. Wirth. Energy efficient building climate controlsys- tems in energy efficient buildings. Master’s thesis,Forecasts for Energy Efficient Building Climate Control”.

  6. Energy Efficiency in Buildings as an Air Quality Compliance Approach: Opportunities for the U.S. Department of Energy

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Vine, Edward

    2002-01-01

    reductions from energy-efficiency building technologies andreductions from energy-efficiency building technologies andLBNL-49750 Energy Efficiency in Buildings as an Air Quality

  7. Miscellaneous and Electronic Loads Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Commercial Buildings: A Collaborative Study by the United States and India

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    Ghatikar, Girish

    2014-01-01

    and provide energy efficiency and building technologies toStudy on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove,in improving energy efficiency in commercial buildings would

  8. Building America - Resources for Energy Efficient Homes

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2012-04-19

    Building America publications help builders achieve whole-house energy savings in five major climate zones. Using the recommendation and process improvements outlined in the Best Practices Series handbooks, builders can re-engineer their designs to improve energy performance and quality. Case studies for new and existing homes provide results from actual projects.

  9. Water Efficient Energy Production for Geothermal Resources | Department of

    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:Financing ToolInternationalReport FY2014 - Employers TakeVoteWater Efficiency Case

  10. Energy Efficient Residential Building Code for Arab Countries 

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    Hanna, G. B.

    2010-01-01

    26-28, 2010, Kuwait 1 Energy Efficient Residential Building Code for Arab Countries George B. HANNA Consultant, Emeritus Professor, Institute of Building Physics and Environment, Housing and Building National Research Center, P. O. Box... in most of the Arab Countries. ESL-IC-10-10-62 Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010 ICEBO2010, October 26-28, 2010, Kuwait 2 E le c tru c i ty C o n s u m p tio n 2 0 0...

  11. Building a State Industrial Energy Efficiency Network 

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    Ferland, K.

    2005-01-01

    Energy Efficiency Network? Kathey Ferland Project Manager Texas Industries of the Future University of Texas at Austin (512)232-4823 or kferland@mail.utexas.edu http://TexasIOF.ces.utexas.edu Texas Industries of the Future brings the tools... industrial energy users. The presentation will cover recent activities of the program, technology highlights from a conference on NOx reduction and energy efficiency, and upcoming events. ...

  12. Building America Top Innovations 2012: National Residential Efficiency Measures Database

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    none,

    2013-01-01

    This Building America Top Innovations profile describes the DOE-sponsored National Residential Efficiency Measures Database, which contains performance characteristics and cost estimates for nearly 3,000 energy retrofit measures. To date, it is used in four prominent DOE software packages to help optimize energy-efficiency recommendations.

  13. HVAC & Building Management Control System Energy Efficiency Replacements

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    Hernandez, Adriana

    2012-09-21

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

  14. European Union Energy Performance of Building Directive and the Impact of Building Automation on Energy Efficiency 

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    Wirth, U.

    2008-01-01

    ) of consumers in the room and the integration in a superposed building automation and control system to meet efficiency class A. A high level of control accuracy (CA) for individual room controllers is necessary so that the room user adjusts the system... for the concrete implementation of required measures. Siemens Building Technologies has taken a leading role in these activities and with its products and systems that meet the requirements at a high level of quality. Properly designed building automation...

  15. Index to Evaluate Energy Efficiency of the Building HVAC System 

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    Wang, L.; Wang, L.; Claridge,D.

    2014-01-01

    Efficiency of the Entire Building HVAC System Presented by Dr. Claridge Date: 09/15/2014 ESL-IC-14-09-15 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Beijing, China, September 14-17, 2014 2Outline •Why we need the Energy.../Load Ratio •How to get the Energy/Load Ratio •Methodology Adjustment •Case Study •Results Showed by tables and Plots ESL-IC-14-09-15 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Beijing, China, September 14-17, 2014 3...

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

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    Jain, Raj

    1 Abstract--Energy efficiency for the buildings is vital for the environment and sustainability for a multi-disciplinary research project on energy efficiency. We collected the building energy data. Index Terms-- Green Buildings, Energy Efficiency, Energy Modeling, Smart Energy, Energy

  17. Energy Efficient Buildings, Salt Lake County, Utah

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    Barnett, Kimberly

    2012-04-30

    Executive Summary Salt Lake County's Solar Photovoltaic Project - an unprecedented public/private partnership Salt Lake County is pleased to announce the completion of its unprecedented solar photovoltaic (PV) installation on the Calvin R. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center. This 1.65 MW installation will be one the largest solar roof top installations in the country and will more than double the current installed solar capacity in the state of Utah. Construction is complete and the system will be operational in May 2012. The County has accomplished this project using a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) financing model. In a PPA model a third-party solar developer will finance, develop, own, operate, and maintain the solar array. Salt Lake County will lease its roof, and purchase the power from this third-party under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement contract. In fact, this will be one of the first projects in the state of Utah to take advantage of the recent (March 2010) legislation which makes PPA models possible for projects of this type. In addition to utilizing a PPA, this solar project will employ public and private capital, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG), and public/private subsidized bonds that are able to work together efficiently because of the recent stimulus bill. The project also makes use of recent changes to federal tax rules, and the recent re-awakening of private capital markets that make a significant public-private partnership possible. This is an extremely innovative project, and will mark the first time that all of these incentives (EECBG grants, Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds, New Markets tax credits, investment tax credits, public and private funds) have been packaged into one project. All of Salt Lake County's research documents and studies, agreements, and technical information is available to the public. In addition, the County has already shared a variety of information with the public through webinars, site tours, presentations, and written correspondence.

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

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    Authors, Various

    2010-01-01

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

  19. Efficient Multi-Level Modeling and Monitoring of End-use Energy Profile in Commercial Buildings

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    Kang, Zhaoyi

    2015-01-01

    buildings”. In: Energy Efficiency 5.2 (2012), pp. 149–162. [Sys- tems for Energy-Efficiency in Buildings. ACM. 2011, pp.Efficient Multi-Level Modeling and Monitoring of End-use

  20. Green Buildings in Green Cities: Integrating Energy Efficiency into the Real Estate Industry

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    Bardhan, Ashok; Kroll, Cynthia A.

    2011-01-01

    efficiency investments in buildings are made, and by examining the larger diffusion of green and energy efficient buildings throughout the urbanurban variables and the overall socio-cultural and regulatory environment that may make green labeling or energy efficiency

  1. ENERGY-EFFICIENT NEW COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS IN THE NORTHWEST REGION: A COMPILATION OF MEASURED DATA

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    Piette, M.A.

    2010-01-01

    might expect an energy-efficient building to be expensive toand Analysis of Energy Efficient New Commercial Buildings,LBL-19293 EEB-BED-85-04 ENERGY-EFFICIENT NEW COMMERCIAL

  2. Energy Audit Results for Residential Building Energy Efficiency

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    Energy Audit Results for Residential Building Energy Efficiency Forrest City Phases I and II This report analyses complete energy audit results from 28 homes within the Forest City residential complex. Relationships between temperature, humidity, comfort, and energy consumption are detailed. Recommendations

  3. USING INTRADISK PARALLELISM TO BUILD ENERGY-EFFICIENT

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    Gurumurthi, Sudhanva

    INTRADISK PARALLELISM TO BUILD ENERGY-EFFICIENT STORAGE SYSTEMS .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. SERVER STORAGE SYSTEMS USE NUMEROUS DISKS TO ACHIEVE HIGH PERFORMANCE, THEREBY CONSUMING A SIGNIFICANT it to process and deliver content to users. In addition to storage capacity, storage systems within data centers

  4. Audit Procedures for Improving Residential Building Energy Efficiency

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    Audit Procedures for Improving Residential Building Energy Efficiency This report analyses in thermal envelopes. The report was submitted by HNEI to the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability As part of Cooperative Agreement No. DE-EE0003507 Under Task 3.5: Energy

  5. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

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    Levine, Mark; Can, Stephane de la Rue de; Zheng, Nina; Williams, Christopher; Amman, Jennifer; Staniaszek, Dan

    2012-10-26

    This report addresses the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and the greatest opportunity to reduce these emissions. The IPCC 4th Assessment Report estimates that globally 35% to 40% of all energy-related CO{sub 2} emissions (relative to a growing baseline) result from energy use in buildings. Emissions reductions from a combination of energy efficiency and conservation (using less energy) in buildings have the potential to cut emissions as much as all other energy-using sectors combined. This is especially the case for China, India and other developing countries that are expected to account for 80% or more of growth in building energy use worldwide over the coming decades. In short, buildings constitute the largest opportunity to mitigate climate change and special attention needs to be devoted to developing countries. At the same time, the buildings sector has been particularly resistant to achieving this potential. Technology in other sectors has advanced more rapidly than in buildings. In the recent past, automobile companies have made large investments in designing, engineering, and marketing energy efficient and alternative fuel vehicles that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, the buildings sector – dependent on millions and millions of decisions by consumers and homeowners – face a large variety of market barriers that cause very substantial underinvestment in energy efficiency. How can the trajectory of energy use in buildings be changed to reduce the associated CO{sub 2} emissions? Is it possible to greatly accelerate this change? The answer to these questions depends on policy, technology, and behavior. Can policies be crafted and implemented to drive the trajectory down? Can the use of existing energy efficiency technologies be increased greatly and new technologies developed and brought to market? And what is the role of behavior in reducing or increasing energy use in buildings? These are the three overarching issues. The information assembled in this study and the knowledge derived from it needs to be brought to bear on these three questions. And thus we turn to some of the insights from the study, presented in the form of findings and recommendation.

  6. AB 758 COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM FOR EXISTING RESIDENTIAL AND NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

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    homes energy efficient through Title 24 Part 6 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Standards for Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings (AB 549 Report), the Energy Commission made a series to existing buildings, disclosure of home energy ratings at point- of-sale, expansion of whole-building

  7. ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS PROGRAM Chapter from the Energy and Environment Division Annual Report 1980

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    Authors, Various

    1981-05-01

    The aim of the Energy Efficient Buildings Program is to conduct theoretical and experimental research on various aspects of building technology that will permit such gains in energy efficiency without decreasing occupants' comfort or adversely affecting indoor air quality. To accomplish this goal, we have developed five major research groups. The foci of these groups are: Energy Performance of Buildings; Building Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality; Building Energy Analysis; Energy Efficient Windows and Lighting; and Building Energy Data, Analysis and Demonstration.

  8. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

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    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    Low Energy Buildings .6.2.2.7. International Comparisons of Low Energy Building218 China Low Energy Building Case

  9. Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations

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    Granderson, Jessica

    2013-01-01

    Comparing building energy performance to that of similarincluding building energy performance monitoring. Sitewhole-building behaviors and energy performance, incorporate

  10. Energy-efficient buildings with earth-shelter protection. Proceedings

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    Boyer, L.L.; Grondzik, W.T.; Sterling, R.L.; Baggs, S.A. (eds.)

    1983-01-01

    Climate and proximity to the equator as well as acceptance of the concept made Australia a logical place for an international conference on the energy-efficiency opportunities of earth-sheltered buildings. Papers presented at the conference are grouped under 10 general topics: earth environment, landscape/site, passive solar integration, hazard protection, design process, livability/acceptance, interior environment, energy conservation, performance simulation, and structural variations. Sixty-two papers were separately abstracted for the Department of Energy's Data Base.

  11. Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations

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    Granderson, Jessica

    2013-01-01

    metric is produced. Building automation systems, somecomponent level. Building Automation System (BAS): A systemof this work, the terms building automation system, building

  12. Building Energy Efficiency in India: Compliance Evaluation of Energy Conservation Building Code

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    Yu, Sha; Evans, Meredydd; Delgado, Alison

    2014-03-26

    India is experiencing unprecedented construction boom. The country doubled its floorspace between 2001 and 2005 and is expected to add 35 billion m2 of new buildings by 2050. Buildings account for 35% of total final energy consumption in India today, and building energy use is growing at 8% annually. Studies have shown that carbon policies will have little effect on reducing building energy demand. Chaturvedi et al. predicted that, if there is no specific sectoral policies to curb building energy use, final energy demand of the Indian building sector will grow over five times by the end of this century, driven by rapid income and population growth. The growing energy demand in buildings is accompanied by a transition from traditional biomass to commercial fuels, particularly an increase in electricity use. This also leads to a rapid increase in carbon emissions and aggravates power shortage in India. Growth in building energy use poses challenges to the Indian government. To curb energy consumption in buildings, the Indian government issued the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) in 2007, which applies to commercial buildings with a connected load of 100 kW or 120kVA. It is predicted that the implementation of ECBC can help save 25-40% of energy, compared to reference buildings without energy-efficiency measures. However, the impact of ECBC depends on the effectiveness of its enforcement and compliance. Currently, the majority of buildings in India are not ECBC-compliant. The United Nations Development Programme projected that code compliance in India would reach 35% by 2015 and 64% by 2017. Whether the projected targets can be achieved depends on how the code enforcement system is designed and implemented. Although the development of ECBC lies in the hands of the national government – the Bureau of Energy Efficiency under the Ministry of Power, the adoption and implementation of ECBC largely relies on state and local governments. Six years after ECBC’s enactment, only two states and one territory out of 35 Indian states and union territories formally adopted ECBC and six additional states are in the legislative process of approving ECBC. There are several barriers that slow down the process. First, stakeholders, such as architects, developers, and state and local governments, lack awareness of building energy efficiency, and do not have enough capacity and resources to implement ECBC. Second, institution for implementing ECBC is not set up yet; ECBC is not included in local building by-laws or incorporated into the building permit process. Third, there is not a systematic approach to measuring and verifying compliance and energy savings, and thus the market does not have enough confidence in ECBC. Energy codes achieve energy savings only when projects comply with codes, yet only few countries measure compliance consistently and periodic checks often indicate poor compliance in many jurisdictions. China and the U.S. appear to be two countries with comprehensive systems in code enforcement and compliance The United States recently developed methodologies measuring compliance with building energy codes at the state level. China has an annual survey investigating code compliance rate at the design and construction stages in major cities. Like many developing countries, India has only recently begun implementing an energy code and would benefit from international experience on code compliance. In this paper, we examine lessons learned from the U.S. and China on compliance assessment and how India can apply these lessons to develop its own compliance evaluation approach. This paper also provides policy suggestions to national, state, and local governments to improve compliance and speed up ECBC implementation.

  13. The New European GreenBuilding Programme to Promote Energy Efficiency Investments in non-Residential Buildings 

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    Adnot, J.; Bertoldi, P.

    2004-01-01

    Energies The New European GreenBuilding Programme to Promote Energy Efficiency Investmentsin non-Residential Buildings Jerome Adnot, Centerfor Energy Studies,Ecole desMines de ParisPaolo Bertoldi, European Commission ?5?5 Renewable Energies Objectives... of the GreenBuilding Programme ?GBP is designed and will be operated in order to contribute to the EU objective to reduce energy demand in buildings.?GBP main goal is to stimulate ?additional? cost-effectiveenergy efficiency and renewable energies projects...

  14. Comprehensive Evaluation Model of Building Energy Efficiency Based on Rough Sets Theory 

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    Ding, L.; Ruan, X.; Huang, J.; Li, Y.

    2006-01-01

    In order to improve the objectivity of building energy efficiency evaluation, this paper uses a new method to evaluate building energy efficiency on the basis of rough sets theory. The contribution of different subentry evaluation indicators...

  15. The Practice and Thinking of Building Energy Efficiency Evaluation & Labeling in Shanghai

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Information about the development of Building Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Labeling in Shanghai with project examples and theory.

  16. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

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    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    study of Ningbo. Energy and Buildings(43), 2197-2202. Yin,buildings in China. Energy and Buildings, 36, 1191-1196.Public Buildings. Energy and Buildings, 41, 426:435. Hong,

  17. Model Reduction for Indoor-Air Behavior in Control Design for Energy-Efficient Buildings

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    Gugercin, Serkan

    Model Reduction for Indoor-Air Behavior in Control Design for Energy-Efficient Buildings Jeff models for the indoor-air environment in control design for energy efficient buildings. In one method by a desire to incorporate models of the indoor-air environment in the design of energy efficient buildings

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

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    Walter, M.Todd

    TITLE: Integrated Building Energy Efficiency HOSTS: Howard Chong, Brandon Hencey, and Kenneth Schlather DATE: May 28, 12-1pm, 300 Rice Hall Abstract: Several strands of building energy efficiency work of building energy efficiency work at Cornell. These include: Cooperative Extension, which has strength

  19. Energy Sensing and Monitoring Framework with an Integrated Communication Backbone in Energy Efficient Intelligent Buildings

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    Jain, Raj

    . Building environments are significant sources of global energy consumption. To create energy efficient in the intelligent buildings to realize the goals of coordination, integration, and energy efficiency. Also, we Efficient Intelligent Buildings Jianli Pan1, 3, a , Shanzhi Chen2, b , Raj Jain3, c , Subharthi Paul3, d 1

  20. Optimizing Architectural and Structural Aspects of Buildings towards Higher Energy Efficiency

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    Hamadi, Yousseff

    Optimizing Architectural and Structural Aspects of Buildings towards Higher Energy Efficiency, intelligent building design, energy efficiency, construction costs, multi-objective optimization. 1 for the time being). But the more energy-efficient is the building, the more expensive tends to be its

  1. A Multi-objective Approach to Balance Buildings Construction Cost and Energy Efficiency

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    Hamadi, Yousseff

    A Multi-objective Approach to Balance Buildings Construction Cost and Energy Efficiency ´Alvaro Fialho 1 and Youssef Hamadi 2 and Marc Schoenauer 3 Abstract. The issue of energy efficiency of buildings energy-efficient the building, the more expensive it is to be built. One must thus find a compromise be

  2. Data-Driven Benchmarking of Building Energy Efficiency Utilizing Statistical Frontier Models

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    Kavousian, A; Rajagopal, R

    2014-01-01

    Frontier methods quantify the energy efficiency of buildings by forming an efficient frontier (best-practice technology) and by comparing all buildings against that frontier. Because energy consumption fluctuates over time, the efficiency scores are stochastic random variables. Existing applications of frontier methods in energy efficiency either treat efficiency scores as deterministic values or estimate their uncertainty by resampling from one set of measurements. Availability of smart meter data (repeated measurements of energy consumption of buildings) enables using actual data to estimate the uncertainty in efficiency scores. Additionally, existing applications assume a linear form for an efficient frontier; i.e.,they assume that the best-practice technology scales up and down proportionally with building characteristics. However, previous research shows that buildings are nonlinear systems. This paper proposes a statistical method called stochastic energy efficiency frontier (SEEF) to estimate a bias-corrected efficiency score and its confidence intervals from measured data. The paper proposes an algorithm to specify the functional form of the frontier, identify the probability distribution of the efficiency score of each building using measured data, and rank buildings based on their energy efficiency. To illustrate the power of SEEF, this paper presents the results from applying SEEF on a smart meter data set of 307 residential buildings in the United States. SEEF efficiency scores are used to rank individual buildings based on energy efficiency, to compare subpopulations of buildings, and to identify irregular behavior of buildings across different time-of-use periods. SEEF is an improvement to the energy-intensity method (comparing kWh/sq.ft.): whereas SEEF identifies efficient buildings across the entire spectrum of building sizes, the energy-intensity method showed bias toward smaller buildings. The results of this research are expected to assist researchers and practitioners compare and rank (i.e.,benchmark) buildings more robustly and over a wider range of building types and sizes. Eventually, doing so is expected to result in improved resource allocation in energy-efficiency programs.

  3. Revisiting the 'Buy versus Build' decision for publicly owned utilities in California considering wind and geothermal resources

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    Bolinger, Mark; Wiser, Ryan; Golove, William

    2001-10-01

    The last two decades have seen a dramatic increase in the market share of independent, non-utility generators (NUGs) relative to traditional, utility-owned generation assets. Accordingly, the ''buy versus build'' decision facing utilities--i.e., whether a utility should sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) with a NUG, or develop and own the generation capacity itself--has gained prominence in the industry. Specific debates have revolved around the relative advantages of, the types of risk created by, and the regulatory incentives favoring each approach. Very little of this discussion has focused specifically on publicly owned electric utilities, however, perhaps due to the belief that public power's tax-free financing status leaves little space in which NUGs can compete. With few exceptions (Wiser and Kahn 1996), renewable sources of supply have received similarly scant attention in the buy versus build debate. In this report, we revive the ''buy versus build'' debate and apply it to the two sectors of the industry traditionally underrepresented in the discussion: publicly owned utilities and renewable energy. Contrary to historical treatment, this debate is quite relevant to public utilities and renewables because publicly owned utilities are able to take advantage of some renewable energy incentives only in a ''buy'' situation, while others accrue only in a ''build'' situation. In particular, possible economic advantages of public utility ownership include: (1) the tax-free status of publicly owned utilities and the availability of low-cost debt, and (2) the renewable energy production incentive (REPI) available only to publicly owned utilities. Possible economic advantages to entering into a PPA with a NUG include: (1) the availability of federal tax credits and accelerated depreciation schedules for certain forms of NUG-owned renewable energy, and (2) the California state production incentives available to NUGs but not utilities. This report looks at a publicly owned utility's decision to buy or build new renewable energy capacity--specifically wind or geothermal power--in California. To examine the economic aspects of this decision, we modified and updated a 20-year financial cash-flow model to assess the levelized cost of electricity under four supply options: (1) public utility ownership of new geothermal capacity, (2) public utility ownership of new wind capacity, (3) a PPA for new geothermal capacity, and (4) a PPA for new wind capacity.

  4. Energy-Efficient Building HVAC Control Using Hybrid System LBMPC

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

    2012-01-01

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

  5. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

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    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    construction, and eventually the operation of the building.2008. Richland, Washington: Building Energy Codes Program,L. , & Hogan, J. (2003). Building Energy Code Enforcement: A

  6. Energy Efficiency Trends in Residential and Commercial Buildings...

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

    building trends and energy use in commercial and residential buildings, including environmental impacts of buildings and trends in select product specification and market insights....

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

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    Singer, Brett C.

    2010-01-01

    hospitals in their building energy performance standard (Information on energy performance of building products. •information on energy performance of building products.

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

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    Singer, Brett C.

    2010-01-01

    Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved EnergyHealthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved EnergyHealthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy

  9. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

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    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    photovoltaics (PV), and ground-source heat pump systems.as solar PV and water heaters, ground-source heat pumps, andas geothermal heat pumps, solar water heaters, and solar PV

  10. Energy Efficiency in Buildings as an Air Quality Compliance Approach: Opportunities for the U.S. Department of Energy

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    Vine, Edward

    2002-01-01

    LBNL-49750 Energy Efficiency in Buildings as an Air QualityStudy on Energy Efficiency in Buildings (www.aceee.org), and

  11. Energy Demands and Efficiency Strategies in Data Center Buildings

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    Shehabi, Arman

    2010-01-01

    Appliance: Building 02 Datacenter. Pacific Gas and ElectricAppliance Building 11 Datacenter. Pacific Gas and Electric

  12. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

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    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    advanced commercial lighting products and less successful at increasing the number of whole-building, HVAC, and building envelope

  13. REVIEW OF GEOTHERMAL HEATING AND COOLING OF BUILDINGS C. A. Coles

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    Coles, Cynthia

    at a temperature as low as 74şC is possible using binary plants that employ a secondary, usually organic fluid with a lower boiling point than water, and below 74şC geothermal energy can provide heating. Cogeneration plants supplying electricity and then "cascaded heating" or heating at progressively lower levels

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

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

    2010-12-31

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

  15. Influence of Transfer Efficiency of the Outdoor Pipe Network and Boiler Operating Efficiency on the Building Heat Consumption Index 

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    Fang, X.; Wang, Z.; Liu, H.

    2006-01-01

    This paper analyzes the influence of transfer efficiency of the outdoor pipe network and operating efficiency of the boiler on the building heat consumption index, on the premise of saving up to 65 percent energy in different climates. The results...

  16. The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Postdoctoral Research Awards Research Areas Energy Efficiency: Buildings, Vehicles Renewable Energy: Hydrogen & Fuel Cells, Geothermal, Solar, Water · Yearly Stipend · Research and Travel Allowance · Health

  17. Energy efficiency in public buildings through ICT based control and monitoring systems

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    functions and tools to add energy efficiency features to the Building Management System (BMS), by monitoringEnergy efficiency in public buildings through ICT based control and monitoring systems G and spaces by implementing an intelligent ICT-based building monitoring and managing system. Actions

  18. Energy Efficient Operations and Maintenance Practices In New York State Buildings

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    Smerdon, Jason E.

    Energy Efficient Operations and Maintenance Practices In New York State Buildings Columbia and implementation of energy efficient O&M practices in New York State government buildings. We would like to extend EUI Energy Use Intensity, often measured in kBtu per gross square foot of building area NYPA New York

  19. Improved Power Grid Stability and Efficiency with a Building-Energy Cyber-Physical System

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    1 Improved Power Grid Stability and Efficiency with a Building-Energy Cyber-Physical System Mary in the context of the power grid and its interaction with buildings. We describe significant issues in energy-efficient, and the building operator was unable to "store energy" before an event occurs or must alter demand only after

  20. Total Facility Control - Applying New Intelligent Technologies to Energy Efficient Green Buildings 

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    Bernstein, R.

    2010-01-01

    Energy efficiency through intelligent control is a core element of any "Green Building". We need smarter, more efficient ways of managing the energy consuming elements within a building. But what we think of as "the building" is only a small piece...

  1. Optimizing Architectural and Structural Aspects of Buildings towards Higher Energy Efficiency

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Optimizing Architectural and Structural Aspects of Buildings towards Higher Energy Efficiency, intelligent building design, energy efficiency, construction costs, multi-objective optimization. 1 for the optimization of buildings, in terms of sustainable development, is the reduction of energy use (while also

  2. 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Page 1 SECTION 10-101 SCOPE

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    2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Page 1 SECTION 10-101 ­ SCOPE ARTICLE 1 ­ ENERGY BUILDING and mechanical Acceptance Test Providers and the Certification Agencies that train and certify them. (b) Industry)3. #12;2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Page 2 SECTION 10-103-A ­ NONRESIDENTIAL LIGHTING

  3. Energy Demands and Efficiency Strategies in Data Center Buildings

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    Shehabi, Arman

    2009-09-01

    Information technology (IT) is becoming increasingly pervasive throughout society as more data is digitally processed, stored, and transferred. The infrastructure that supports IT activity is growing accordingly, and data center energy demands haveincreased by nearly a factor of four over the past decade. Data centers house IT equipment and require significantly more energy to operate per unit floor area thanconventional buildings. The economic and environmental ramifications of continued data center growth motivate the need to explore energy-efficient methods to operate these buildings. A substantial portion of data center energy use is dedicated to removing the heat that is generated by the IT equipment. Using economizers to introduce large airflow rates of outside air during favorable weather could substantially reduce the energy consumption of data center cooling. Cooling buildings with economizers is an established energy saving measure, but in data centers this strategy is not widely used, partly owing to concerns that the large airflow rates would lead to increased indoor levels of airborne particles, which could damage IT equipment. The environmental conditions typical of data centers and the associated potential for equipment failure, however, are not well characterized. This barrier to economizer implementation illustrates the general relationship between energy use and indoor air quality in building design and operation. This dissertation investigates how building design and operation influence energy use and indoor air quality in data centers and provides strategies to improve both design goals simultaneously.As an initial step toward understanding data center air quality, measurements of particle concentrations were made at multiple operating northern California data centers. Ratios of measured particle concentrations in conventional data centers to the corresponding outside concentrations were significantly lower than those reported in the literature for office or residential buildings. Estimates using a material-balance model match well with empirical results, indicating that the dominant particle sources and losses -- ventilation and filtration -- have been characterized. Measurements taken at a data center using economizers show nearly an order of magnitude increase in particle concentration during economizer activity. However, even with the increase, themeasured particle concentrations are still below concentration limits recommended in most industry standards. The research proceeds by exploring the feasibility of using economizers in data centers while simultaneously controlling particle concentrations with high-quality air filtration. Physical and chemical properties of indoor and outdoor particles were analyzed at a data center using economizers and varying levels of air filtration efficiency. Results show that when improved filtration is used in combination with an economizer, the indoor/outdoor concentration ratios for most measured particle types were similar to the measurements when using conventional filtration without economizers. An energy analysis of the data center reveals that, even during the summer months, chiller savings from economizer use greatly outweigh the increase in fan power associated with improved filtration. These findings indicate that economizer use combined with improved filtration couldsignificantly reduce data center energy demand while providing a level of protection from particles of outdoor origin similar to that observed with conventional design. The emphasis of the dissertation then shifts to evaluate the energy benefits of economizer use in data centers under different design strategies. Economizer use with high ventilation rates is compared against an alternative, water-side economizer design that does not affect indoor particle concentrations. Building energy models are employed to estimate energy savings of both economizer designs for data centers in

  4. Advancing Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings FOA Webinar (Text Version)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Below is the text version of the webinar, Advancing Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings FOA, presented by Kristen Taddonio of the Commercial Buildings program in...

  5. Comparison of Building Energy Efficiency and Life Span for Different Envelopes 

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

    2006-01-01

    life and provide occupants a more comfortable indoor climate. At the same time, this heat preservation technology can ensure building energy efficiency and economy. It is reasonable to adopt the external heat preservation wall mode to make the building...

  6. Energy Demands and Efficiency Strategies in Data Center Buildings

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    Shehabi, Arman

    2010-01-01

    value for many commercial buildings and data centers (RumseykWh). 1.3. Data center buildings Data centers provide aexhausted from the building and the data center was cooled

  7. Comparison of Control Strategies for Energy Efficient Building HVAC Systems

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

    2014-01-01

    transfer in rooms in the modelica buildings library. [18] A.Building models are first captured in Modelica [1]to leverage Modelica’s rich building component library and

  8. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

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    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    investments: Energy-efficiency resource standards, energyon land, energy, water, resource/material efficiency, andWeighting Energy Efficiency Resource/ Material Efficiency

  9. U.S. Building-Sector Energy Efficiency Potential

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Brown, Rich; Borgeson, Sam; Koomey, Jon; Biermayer, Peter

    2008-09-30

    This paper presents an estimate of the potential for energy efficiency improvements in the U.S. building sector by 2030. The analysis uses the Energy Information Administration's AEO 2007 Reference Case as a business-as-usual (BAU) scenario, and applies percentage savings estimates by end use drawn from several prior efficiency potential studies. These prior studies include the U.S. Department of Energy's Scenarios for a Clean Energy Future (CEF) study and a recent study of natural gas savings potential in New York state. For a few end uses for which savings estimates are not readily available, the LBNL study team compiled technical data to estimate savings percentages and costs of conserved energy. The analysis shows that for electricity use in buildings, approximately one-third of the BAU consumption can be saved at a cost of conserved energy of 2.7 cents/kWh (all values in 2007 dollars), while for natural gas approximately the same percentage savings is possible at a cost of between 2.5 and 6.9 $/million Btu. This cost-effective level of savings results in national annual energy bill savings in 2030 of nearly $170 billion. To achieve these savings, the cumulative capital investment needed between 2010 and 2030 is about $440 billion, which translates to a 2-1/2 year simple payback period, or savings over the life of the measures that are nearly 3.5 times larger than the investment required (i.e., a benefit-cost ratio of 3.5).

  10. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

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    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    India, as both the LEED and GRIHA building labeling schemesgreen building labeling programs such as LEED, which haverelevant labeling systems:  India’s GRIHA and the LEED green

  11. Geothermal Direct Use Feasibility Study on the Fort Bidwell Indian Reservation

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    Dale Merrick

    2007-04-20

    The Fort Bidwell Indian Reservation (FBIR) is rich in renewable energy resources. Development of its geothermal resources has the potential to profoundly affect the energy and economic future of the FBIC. Geothermal energy can contribute to making the reservation energy self-sufficient and, potentially, an energy exporter. The feasibility study assessed the feasibility of installing a geothermal district heating system to provide low-cost, efficient heating of existing and planned residences, community buildings and water, using an existing geothermal well, FB-3.

  12. Building for the Pacific Rim Countries. Energy-efficient building strategies for hot, humid climates

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    Sheinkopf, K.

    1991-09-01

    This book has been published by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the US trade association of the solar thermal, photovoltaic, and passive solar manufacturers, distributors, and component suppliers. Its purpose is to help architects, builders, and developers construct energy-efficient homes in hot humid climates like the Pacific Rim Countries, and to allow occupants of these homes to enjoy enhanced comfort without reliance on mechanical air-conditioning systems. Two important factors are addressed in this book. First, the past few years have seen a tremendous increase in practical applications of new research. The current popularity of ceiling paddle fans, attic radiant barriers and natural daylighting attest to the importance of keeping up with the latest concepts in energy-reduction and comfort-awareness. Professionals who have been in the field for the past few years may be unaware of the latest research findings--some of which dramatically alter prior thinking on such subjects as natural ventilation or mechanical air conditioning. The second factor is the importance of site-specific characteristics, which greatly affect building strategies and designs. A thorough understanding of the climate is a prerequisite to good building design. Such factors as temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, and solar radiation must be understood and properly integrated into the design for the home to be truly energy-efficient.

  13. DOE Building Energy Asset Score: Energy Efficiency Services Companies Webinar (Text Version)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Below is the text version of the webinar DOE Building Energy Asset Score: Energy Efficiency Services Companies, presented in March 2015.

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

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

    2006-01-01

    with the software PKPM, and provides the technical and economic analysis, which may provide reference for suitable plans for energy efficient reconstruction of buildings in cold areas....

  15. Increasing Federal Office Building Water Efficiency, Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2010-04-01

    Quick guide to increasing Federal office building water efficiency, water management planning, performing a water audit, calculating a water balance, and best management practices.

  16. Collaboration and Consensus Building in States to Support Energy Efficiency as a Resource

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation, given through the DOE's Technical Assistance Program (TAP), provides information on collaboration and consensus building in states to support energy efficiency as a resource.

  17. U.S. Building-Sector Energy Efficiency Potential

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    Brown, Rich

    2008-01-01

    description No efficiency measures Up to 55% savings inuse in No efficiency measures Up to 55% savings in existinghomes: no efficiency measures; New homes: up to 40% savings

  18. Energy Demands and Efficiency Strategies in Data Center Buildings

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    Shehabi, Arman

    2010-01-01

    volume server efficiency measures, which have energy savingthe savings potential available through efficiency measures.savings from volume servers is the result of IT efficiency measures

  19. Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations

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    Granderson, Jessica

    2013-01-01

    and interpret. HVAC Efficiency and Energy Signatures can beHeating and Cooling Efficiency Energy Signature EnergyHeating and Cooling Efficiency Energy Signature Appendix

  20. U.S. Building-Sector Energy Efficiency Potential

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Brown, Rich

    2008-01-01

    Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Resource Development Potentialenergy efficiency is a “renewable” resource, in that any efficiencyEnergy Intensity Between AEO Forecasts Future Work Due to time and resource constraints, this analysis relied mainly on data from previous efficiency

  1. Building Energy Efficiency in China - Status, Trends, Targets, and Solutions 

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    Xia, J.

    2008-01-01

    It is well accepted that the reduction of building energy consumption is one of the most effective actions fro reducing the emission of CO2 and for protection of energy resources world wide. Understanding and comparing the real building energy...

  2. EIA Energy Efficiency-Commercial Buildings Sector Energy Intensities...

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

    Building Activity (Table 1b) html table 1b excel table 1b pdf table 1b. Total Primary Energy Consumption (U.S. and Census Region) By Principal Building Activity (Table 1c) html...

  3. IEEE COMMUNICATIONS SURVEYS & TUTORIALS, VOL. 16, NO. 3, THIRD QUARTER 2014 1709 A Survey of Energy Efficiency in Buildings and

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    Jain, Raj

    consumption, making buildings intelligent and energy efficient will have huge impacts on the total CO2--Intelligent buildings, energy efficiency, micro- grids, building automation, sustainability, smart homes, smart phones efficiency in these buildings and microgrids usually refers to reducing the amount of energy required

  4. Apply: Funding Opportunity- Advancing Solutions to Improve Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Closed Application Deadline: January 20, 2015 The Building Technologies Office (BTO) Commercial Buildings Integration Program has announced the availability of nearly $9 million for Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001168, “Advancing Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Commercial Buildings.”

  5. Energy Efficient Building Environment Control Strategies Using Real-time Occupancy Measurements

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    Cerpa, Alberto E.

    Energy Efficient Building Environment Control Strategies Using Real-time Occupancy Measurements (HVAC) systems ac- count for 50% of the total energy budget in buildings [5]. Prior research has shown 10 to 15% of HVAC energy can be reduced in buildings that set ventilation rates based on maximum

  6. Lost Opportunities in the Buildings Sector: Energy-Efficiency Analysis and Results

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    Dirks, James A.; Anderson, David M.; Hostick, Donna J.; Belzer, David B.; Cort, Katherine A.

    2008-09-12

    This report summarizes the results and the assumptions used in an analysis of the potential “lost efficiency opportunities” in the buildings sector. These targets of opportunity are those end-uses, applications, practices, and portions of the buildings market which are not currently being addressed, or addressed fully, by the Building Technologies Program (BTP) due to lack of resources. The lost opportunities, while a significant increase in effort and impact in the buildings sector, still represent only a small portion of the full technical potential for energy efficiency in buildings.

  7. Funding Opportunity Webinar- Advancing Solutions To Improve the Energy Efficiency of US Commercial Buildings

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This webinar provides an overview of the DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001168, "Advancing Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Commercial Buildings," which seeks to fund the scale-up of promising solutions to the market barriers that hinder the growth of energy efficiency in the commercial building sector.

  8. ViennaNGS: A toolbox for building efficient next-generation sequencing analysis pipelines

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    Wolfinger, Michael Thomas

    ViennaNGS: A toolbox for building efficient next-generation sequencing analysis pipelines Michael T on building efficient pipelines for NGS data processing. It comes with functionality for extracting pipelines are available for general [4, 3], and specialized assays such as de-novo motif discovery [6

  9. Towards Energy Efficient Building Assets: A Review on Sub-Tropical Climate 

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    Chowdhury, A. A.; Rasul, M. G.; Khan, M. M. K.

    2006-01-01

    and environment protection. The idea of energy efficient buildings can be implemented by applying innovative technologies and measures like bioclimatic building design and orientation which includes a concept of low-energy architecture; by using passive solar....g. lighting and air conditioning, introduction of environmentally friendly energy generation installations, introduction of bioclimatic building design and orientation etc. The basic rule should be to introduce standard well-proven energy efficient...

  10. Field Analysis of Thermal Comfort in Two Energy Efficient Office Buildings in Malaysia 

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    Qahtan, A. T.; Keumala, N.; Rao, S. P.; Samad, Z. A.

    2010-01-01

    with exception of an air movement in the workspace of both buildings. The result suggested workers? preferable condition. Keywords: Building Energy Efficiency; Thermal comfort; and Occupant Satisfaction. INTRODUCTION In a tropical climate... that mentioned earlier. The significance of this paper is that measuring the thermal comfort parameters supported by surveying the occupants? satisfaction in these two EE buildings would be as evaluation to upcoming EE buildings in tropical region. MALAYSIA...

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

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    Singer, Brett C.

    2010-01-01

    Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency iii 11-Sept-2009 ListA Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency 11-Sept-2009 Topic /A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency 11-Sept-2009 Topic /

  12. Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations

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    Granderson, Jessica

    2013-01-01

    of the efficiency measure and associated energy cost savingsthe particular efficiency measure. FY11 savings were 10.8%,efficiency measures, the CUSUM should grow increasingly negative, as energy savings

  13. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    and marketing energy efficient and alternative fuel vehiclesand marketing energy efficient and alternative fuel vehiclesalternative financing vehicles that are often used, to make repayable energy-

  14. Database Aids Building Owners and Operators in Energy-Efficiency...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    (BPD). Currently, residential and commercial buildings account for approximately 70% of electricity consumption in the United States. One of the primary challenges to expanding...

  15. Washington: Community Power Works is Building a More Efficient...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    CPW helps existing residential, commercial, and institutional buildings across the city lower their energy use by 15%-50% and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Seattle also...

  16. Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    related goals and to provide energy leadership to the country. Addthis Related Articles Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule to Support...

  17. Laying the Foundation for Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Find out how the Energy Department is helping commercial building owners and operators throughout America save energy and reduce carbon emissions.

  18. INDOOR AIR QUALITY MEASUREMENTS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

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    Hollowell, C.D.

    2011-01-01

    focused on combustion-generated indoor air pollution, namelyimpact of combustion-generated indoor air pollution on humanpollution sources exist inside buildings, notably sources associated with combustion (

  19. Milwaukee Showcases Leadership in Energy Efficiency, Better Buildings...

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

    of the Better Buildings Challenge, Milwaukee has retrofitted the Milwaukee Central Library, including surveying and repairing dozens of steam traps in the basement to help cut...

  20. Financing Turnkey Efficiency Solutions for Small Buildings and...

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

    commlbldgs14langner040413.pdf More Documents & Publications Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Technology Performance...

  1. Better Buildings, Better Plants: Volvo Boosting Energy Efficiency...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    of the total U.S. manufacturing energy footprint, the savings are adding up. One Better Buildings, Better Plants partner, Volvo Group North America, has achieved 16% savings...

  2. Burgett Geothermal Greenhouses Greenhouse Low Temperature Geothermal...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Burgett Geothermal Greenhouses Greenhouse Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Jump to: navigation, search Name Burgett Geothermal Greenhouses Greenhouse Low Temperature Geothermal...

  3. Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Granderson, Jessica

    2013-01-01

    Energy Signature Heating and Cooling Efficiency Fundamental Methods References and Technical Resources Air-Conditioning,

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

    2010-08-01

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

  5. Final Technical Report. Sault Tribe Building Efficiency Audits of Tribally-Owned Governmental Buildings and Residential Tribal Housing

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Holt, Jeffrey W.

    2015-03-27

    The Tribe is working to reduce energy consumption and expense in Tribally-owned governmental buildings and low income housing sites. In 2009, the Tribe applied to the U. S. Department of Energy for funding to conduct energy audits of Tribally-owned governmental buildings. Findings from the energy audits would define the extent and types of energy efficiency improvements needed, establish a basis for energy priorities, strategies and action plans, and provide a benchmark for measuring improvements from energy efficiency implementations. In 2010, the DOE awarded a grant in the amount of $95,238 to the Tribe to fund the energy audits of nine governmental buildings and to pay for travel expenses associated with attendance and participation at the DOE annual program reviews. In 2011, the Tribe applied for and was awarded a DOE grant in the amount of $75,509 to conduct energy audits of the remaining 30 Tribally-owned governmental buildings. Repeating mobilization steps performed during the first DOE energy audits grant, the Tribe initiated the second round of governmental building energy audits by completing energy auditor procurement. The selected energy auditor successfully passed DOE debarment and Sault Tribe background clearances. The energy audits contract was awarded to U. P. Engineers and Architects, Inc. of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The Tribe continued mobilizing for the energy audits by providing the energy auditor with one year of electric, gas and water utility invoice copies per building, as well as supplemental building information, such as operating hours. The Tribe also contacted building occupants to coordinate scheduling for the on-site energy audit inspections and arranged for facilities management personnel to guide the energy auditor through the buildings and answer questions regarding building systems.

  6. An Experimental Investigation of Occupancy-Based Energy-Efficient Control of Commercial Building Indoor Climate

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    Carloni, Luca

    An Experimental Investigation of Occupancy-Based Energy-Efficient Control of Commercial Building of the effect on indoor climate, we verify that the controller achieves the energy efficiency improvements to heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems [1]. Energy-efficient control of HVAC systems

  7. Control, Estimation and Optimization of Energy Efficient Buildings Jeff Borggaard , John A. Burns , Amit Surana , Lizette Zietsman

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Burns, John A.

    Control, Estimation and Optimization of Energy Efficient Buildings Jeff Borggaard , John A. Burns-- Commercial buildings are responsible for a sig- nificant fraction of the energy consumption and greenhouse efficient buildings can have a tremendous impact on energy cost and greenhouse gas emission. Buildings

  8. Geothermal Energy Retrofit

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Bachman, Gary

    2015-07-28

    The Cleary University Geothermal Energy Retrofit project involved: 1. A thermal conductivity test; 2. Assessment of alternative horizontal and vertical ground heat exchanger options; 3. System design; 4. Asphalt was stripped from adjacent parking areas and a vertical geothermal ground heat exchanger system installed; 5. the ground heat exchanger was connected to building; 6. a system including 18 heat pumps, control systems, a manifold and pumps, piping for fluid transfer and ductwork for conditioned air were installed throughout the building.

  9. Systemic impediments to constructing energy-efficient commercial buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Franklin, James G

    2015-01-01

    Exploring a systems-based view of the energy efficiency roadblocks faced by financiers, builders, owners, and tenants. In 1992 Amory Lovins, founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute, wrote a paper entitled "Energy-Efficient ...

  10. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    energy-efficiency measure installed by households under this program, followed by heating system replacements and solar

  11. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    of Buildings: Energy Policies in Europe – Examples of BestCEC. (2005). Integrated Energy Policy Report. CEC-100-2005-Heating  Region.  Energy Policy , 37 (6), 2113-2118. Li,

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

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

    worked with North Carolina Heritage Buildings and Energy Smart Home Plans to design zero-energy ready homes that score under HERS 60 for less than 2% added cost over code...

  13. Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction Standards for Public Buildings

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Major facility projects must include Georgia products such that not less than 10% of all building materials used in a project are harvested, extracted or manufactured in Georgia, where such...

  14. A Tale of Two Buildings: Achieving Energy Efficiency 

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    Rouse, S.

    2011-01-01

    to reveal the reasons for differing energy intensity levels of almost 50%. The 'perceived' better performing building was actually using more natural gas. The significance of the Understand Right, Use Right, Buy Right philosophy was confirmed. More important...

  15. Agent Technology to Improve Building Energy Efficiency and Occupant Comfort 

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    Zeiler, W.; van Houten, R.; Kamphuis, R.; Hommelberg, M.

    2006-01-01

    Global warming, caused largely by energy consumption, has become a major problem. During the last decades the introduction of energy saving technologies has strongly reduced energy consumption of buildings. Users' preferences and behavior have...

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Texas PNNL, FSEC, and CalcsPlus provided technical assistance to Build San Antonio Green on three deep energy retrofits. For this gut rehab they replaced the old roof with a...

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

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Singer, Brett C.

    2010-01-01

    1.5. Effective energy management systems. 1.6. Fill gaps incontrols and energy management systems (20-30 min) Intro:through building or energy management system trending or

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Engebrecht, C.

    2012-02-01

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

  19. Energy Demands and Efficiency Strategies in Data Center Buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Shehabi, Arman

    2010-01-01

    the impact of data center operation on climate change wouldfrom data centers in addressing climate change, andData centers are presented within the greater context of building energy, indoor air quality, and climate change.

  20. City of Asheville- Efficiency Standards for City Buildings

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    In April 2007, the Asheville City Council adopted carbon emission reduction goals and set LEED standards for new city buildings. The council committed to reducing carbon emissions by 2% per year...

  1. 2008 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings August 1722, 2008 Asilomar Conference Center Pacific Grove, California

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kissock, Kelly

    2008 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings August 17­22, 2008 · Asilomar Conference Center · Pacific Grove, California 1 Targeting Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings Using Advanced energy use, prioritizes buildings for specific energy-efficiency retrofits, and tracks weather

  2. Demand Responsive and Energy Efficient Control Technologies andStrategies in Commercial Buildings

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    Piette, Mary Ann; Kiliccote, Sila

    2006-09-01

    Commercial buildings account for a large portion of summer peak electric demand. Research results show that there is significant potential to reduce peak demand in commercial buildings through advanced control technologies and strategies. However, a better understanding of commercial buildings contribution to peak demand and the use of energy management and control systems is required to develop this demand response resource to its full potential. The main objectives of the study were: (1) To evaluate the size of contributions of peak demand commercial buildings in the U.S.; (2) To understand how commercial building control systems support energy efficiency and DR; and (3) To disseminate the results to the building owners, facility managers and building controls industry. In order to estimate the commercial buildings contribution to peak demand, two sources of data are used: (1) Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) and (2) National Energy Modeling System (NEMS). These two sources indicate that commercial buildings noncoincidental peak demand is about 330GW. The project then focused on technologies and strategies that deliver energy efficiency and also target 5-10% of this peak. Based on a building operations perspective, a demand-side management framework with three main features: (1) daily energy efficiency, (2) daily peak load management and (3) dynamic, event-driven DR are outlined. A general description of DR, its benefits, and nationwide DR potential in commercial buildings are presented. Case studies involving these technologies and strategies are described. The findings of this project are shared with building owners, building controls industry, researchers and government entities through a webcast and their input is requested. Their input is presented in the appendix section of this report.

  3. Snake River Geothermal Project- Innovative Approaches to Geothermal Exploration

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    DOE Geothermal Peer Review 2010 - Presentation. Project objective: To Implement and Test Geological and Geophysical Techniques for Geothermal Exploration. Project seeks to lower the cost of geothermal energy development by identifying which surface and borehole techniques are most efficient at identifying hidden resources.

  4. Building Energy Efficiency Standards Approved Default Cool Roof Performance Values for

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    Building Energy Efficiency Standards Approved Default Cool Roof Performance Values for Low-Sloped Roofs That Use Aggregate As the Surface Layer Aggregate used as the surface layer of low-sloped roofs shall have the default cool roof properties

  5. Apply: Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT)- 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Closed Application Deadline: January 12, 2015 This Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovations Technologies (BENEFIT) 2015 FOA contributes to advancement in two core technological areas: non-vapor compression HVAC technologies and advanced vapor compression HVAC technologies.

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

  7. Investigation and Analysis of Summer Energy Consumption of Energy Efficient Residential Buildings in Xi'an 

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    Ma, B.; Yan, Z.; Gui, Z.; He, J.

    2006-01-01

    Tests and questionnaire surveys on the summer energy consumption structure of 100 energy efficient residential buildings have been performed in a certain residential district in Xi'an, China. The relationship between the formation of the energy...

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

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

    2006-01-01

    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...

  9. Making It Happen: Achieving Energy Efficiency in Multi-Family Buildings Housing Low-Income Tenants 

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    Haun, C. R.

    1985-01-01

    Saving energy in multi-family buildings is a comparatively easy task to accomplish in theory: engineering science has shown us how to reduce heatloss and air infiltration, how to balance systems and improve heating plant efficiency, and how...

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

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    Zhu, H.

    2006-01-01

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

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

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

    2006-01-01

    Kong for sustainable development. In this study, the major factors influencing the electricity use of HVAC systems are studied with the building energy simulation program EnergyPlus, which include chiller efficiency, space cooling temperature, variable...

  12. Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Existing Building Energy Efficiency Analysis: November 17, 2009- June 30, 2010

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This report presents the results of the Booz Allen Hamilton study on the existing building stock of Hawaii, along with conclusions on the key drivers of potential energy efficiency savings and on the steps necessary to attain them.

  13. The potential and challenges of monitoring-supported energy efficiency improvement strategies in existing buildings 

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    Schub, M.; Mahdavi, A.; Simonis, H.; Menzel, K.; Browne, D.

    2012-01-01

    The ongoing EU-supported CAMPUS 21 explores the energy efficiency potential of integrated security, control, and building management software. The main objective of the project is to compare the energy and indoor-environmental performance...

  14. Geothermal Heat Pumps are Scoring High Marks

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2000-08-01

    Geothermal Energy Program Office of Geothermal and Wind Technologies Geothermal Heat Pumps are Scoring High Marks Geothermal heat pumps, one of the clean energy technology stars Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) are one of the most cost-effective heating, cooling, and water heating systems available for both residential and commercial buildings. GHPs extract heat from the ground during the heating season and discharge waste heat to the ground during the cooling season. The U.S. Environmental Protecti

  15. Energy Returned On Investment of Engineered Geothermal Systems Annual Report FY2010

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    Mansure, A.J.

    2010-12-31

    Energy Return On Investment (EROI) is an important figure of merit for assessing the viability of energy alternatives. EROI analyses of geothermal energy are either out of date or presented online with little supporting documentation. Often comparisons of energy systems inappropriately use 'efficiency' when EROI would be more appropriate. For geothermal electric power generation, EROI is determined by the electric energy delivered to the consumer compared to the energy consumed to build, operate, and decommission the facility.

  16. Control and Room Temperature Optimization of Energy Efficient Buildings

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    Djouadi, Seddik M; Kuruganti, Phani Teja

    2012-01-01

    The building sector consumes a large part of the energy used in the United States and is responsible for nearly 40% of greenhouse gas emissions. It is therefore economically and environmentally important to reduce the building energy consumption to realize massive energy savings. In this paper, a method to control room temperature in buildings is proposed. The approach is based on a distributed parameter model represented by a three dimensional (3D) heat equation in a room with heater/cooler located at ceiling. The latter is resolved using finite element methods, and results in a model for room temperature with thousands of states. The latter is not amenable to control design. A reduced order model of only few states is then derived using Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD). A Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR) is computed based on the reduced model, and applied to the full order model to control room temperature.

  17. ENERGY STAR® Guide to Energy Efficiency Competitions for Buildings...

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

    competition or challenge, which can be used to engage the community and provide motivation to participate in a benchmarking and disclosure program. Guide to Energy Efficiency...

  18. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    as photovoltaics (PV) and solar water heaters, and directheat pumps, solar water heaters, and solar PV systems. Theshading measures, solar water heaters, and high efficiency

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

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Singer, Brett C.

    2010-01-01

    needs. • Include energy efficiency best practice in designand benchmarking energy use; best practices and training;of practitioners. Energy performance best practices ideally

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

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

    to energy efficiency including 3M, Alcoa, the Cleveland Clinic, Ford, Macy's, Starbucks, Transwestern, the cities of Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Seattle and others The...

  1. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    integrates renewable and energy service companies (ESCOs),in China. Vienna: Renewable Energy & Energy EfficiencyD. (2011). China Renewable Energy Architecture Development

  2. U.S. Building-Sector Energy Efficiency Potential

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Brown, Rich

    2008-01-01

    New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (of conserved energy values from the CEF and New York stateEnergy Efficiency Resource Development Potential In New York.

  3. Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned...

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

    energy efficiency in the rebuilding and renovating of New Orleans K-12 schools after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Both the summary brochure and the full brochure are available....

  4. Energy Demands and Efficiency Strategies in Data Center Buildings

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    Shehabi, Arman

    2010-01-01

    O. , 2004. Energy efficient data centers. Report LBNL-54163,and Cooling in the Data Center. Advanced Micro Devices.2007. Special Study: Data Center of the Future. New York,

  5. Chapter 5: Increasing Efficiency of Building Systems and Technologies...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    the energy savings opportunities offered by existing energy efficiency technologies and new technology advances supported by ongoing RDD&D activities, the energy use intensity...

  6. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    property management plans for water, energy, and materialheating, cooling and water heating energy use based on theSites Possible Points Water Efficiency Energy and Atmosphere

  7. Lab Helps FAA Build Energy-Efficient Control Towers

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    With help from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and its subcontractor, Redhorse Corporation, the agency that keeps our country’s airports running is bolstering its energy efficiency.

  8. INDOOR AIR QUALITY MEASUREMENTS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

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    Hollowell, C.D.

    2011-01-01

    ROOF PORT HOLES AIR REGISTERS E8 XBL 7712-11473B Figure 3 - Schematic of Exterior and Interior of Energy Efficient

  9. Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned...

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

    Energy- Efficient Schools in New Orleans Lessons Learned 2 3 The devastation of schools in New Orleans from the hurricanes was exacerbated by many years of deferred school...

  10. Retail Building Guide for Entrance Energy Efficiency Measures

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    Stein, J.; Kung, F.

    2012-03-01

    This booklet is based on the findings of an infiltration analysis for supermarkets and large retail buildings without refrigerated cases. It enables retail building managers and engineers to calculate the energy savings potential for vestibule additions for supermarkets; and bay door operation changes in large retail stores without refrigerated cases. Retail managers can use initial estimates to decide whether to engage vendors or contractors of vestibules for pricing or site-specific analyses, or to decide whether to test bay door operation changes in pilot stores, respectively.

  11. Energy Efficiency Trends in Residential and Commercial Buildings - August 2010

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2010-08-01

    This report overviews trends in the construction industry, including profiles of buildings and the resulting impacts on energy consumption. It begins with an executive summary of the key findings found in the body of the report, so some of the data and charts are replicated in this section. Its intent is to provide in a concise place key data points and conclusions. The remainder of the report provides a specific profile of the construction industry and patterns of energy use followed by sections providing product and market insights and information on policy efforts, such as taxes and regulations, which are intended to influence building energy use. Information on voluntary programs is also offered.

  12. Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Heritage

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

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  13. DOE Announces Webinars on the National Geothermal Data System...

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

    Geothermal Data System, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Benefits for Tribal Communities, and More DOE Announces Webinars on the National Geothermal Data System, Energy...

  14. REFERENCE APPENDICES For the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    through cracks, gaps and openings in the envelope of a building, driven by wind pressure and the stack of cubic feet per hour per square foot per inch of mercury pressure difference. AIRFLOW ACROSS in the case of a heat pump). See Thermostatic Expansion Valves (TXV). AIR-TO-AIR HEAT EXCHANGER is a device

  15. Two (2) 175 Ton (350 Tons total) Chiller Geothermal Heat Pumps for recently commissioned LEED Platinum Building

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This project will operate; collect data; and market the energy savings and capital costs of a recently commissioned chiller geothermal heat pump project to promote the wide-spread adoption of this mature technology.

  16. Buildings sector demand-side efficiency technology summaries

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Koomey, J.G.; Johnson, F.X.; Schuman, J. [and others

    1994-03-01

    This report provides descriptions of the following energy efficiency technologies: energy management systems; electronic fluorescent ballasts; compact fluorescent lamps; lighting controls; room air conditioners; high albedo materials, coatings and paints; solar domestic water heaters; heat pump water heaters; energy-efficient motors; adjustable-speed drives; energy-efficient refrigerators; daylight control glazing; insulating glazing; solar control glazing; switchable glazing; tree planting; and advanced insulation. For each technology, the report provides a description of performance characteristics, consumer utility, development status, technology standards, equipment cost, installation, maintenance, conservation programs, and environmental impacts.

  17. RADON AND ITS DAUGHTERS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

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    Nero, A.V.

    2010-01-01

    of Radionu­ clide Contents and Radon Emanation Rates inD.L. Krinkel, and W.W. Nazaroff, Radon in Energy-EfficientStitt, and G.II. Zapalac, Radon Measurements and Emanation

  18. U.S. Building-Sector Energy Efficiency Potential

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    Brown, Rich

    2008-01-01

    on Energy-Efficient and Clean-Energy Technologies. 2000.Scenarios for a Clean Energy Future. Oak Ridge, TN andSector: Results from the Clean Energy Futures Study. Energy

  19. A Retrofit Tool for Improving Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    equipment efficiency Air-side economizer control RoomSaving [kWh/m2] The air-side economizer produces the energyand winter. This air-side economizer is thus able to provide

  20. DOE/ NREL Build One of the World's Most Energy Efficient Office Spaces

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    None

    2013-05-29

    Technology ? from sophisticated computer modeling to advanced windows that actually open ? will help the newest building at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) be one of the world's most energy efficient offices. Scheduled to open this summer, the 222,000 square-foot RSF will house more than 800 staff and an energy efficient information technology data center. Because 19 percent of the country's energy is used by commercial buildings, DOE plans to make this facility a showcase for energy efficiency. DOE hopes the design of the RSF will be replicated by the building industry and help reduce the nation's energy consumption by changing the way commercial buildings are designed and built.

  1. Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Heritage

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

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  2. Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Ravenwood

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  3. Building America Webinar: National Residential Efficiency Measures Database

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

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  4. Summary of Gaps and Barriers for Implementing Residential Building Energy Efficiency Strategies

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    Not Available

    2010-08-01

    This report presents the key gaps and barriers to implementing residential energy efficiency strategies in the U.S. market, as identified in sessions at the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America 2010 Residential Energy Efficiency Meeting held in Denver, Colorado, on July 20-22, 2010.

  5. Evaluation and Optimization of Underground Thermal Energy Storage Systems of Energy Efficient Buildings (WKSP)- A Project within the new German R&D- Framework EnBop 

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    Bockelmann, F.; Kipry, H.; Plesser, S.; Fisch, M. N.

    2008-01-01

    ) Principles of seasonal thermal energy storage in the Foundation In consideration of using renewable energy sources, modern office buildings are more commonly operated with shallow geothermal energy. A evaluation of buildings with such heating... of the ground to store heating and cooling energy are borehole heat exchangers placed below the building or within immediate vicinity of the building. Borehole heat exchangers consist of a single borehole or a network of various boreholes. Practically...

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  7. Proposed Training Plan to Improve Building Energy Efficiency in Vietnam

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    Yu, Sha; Evans, Meredydd

    2013-01-01

    Vietnam has experienced fast growth in energy consumption in the past decade, with annual growth rate of over 12 percent. This is accompanied by the fast increase in commercial energy use, driven by rapid industrialization, expansion of motorized transport, and increasing energy use in residential and commercial buildings. Meanwhile, Vietnam is experiencing rapid urbanization at a rate of 3.4 percent per year; and the majority of the growth centered in and near major cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. This has resulted in a construction boom in Vietnam.

  8. Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Ravenwood

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

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  9. Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation |

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

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  10. Building Up Home Energy-Efficiency | Department of Energy

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  11. Smart Sensing, Estimation, and Prediction for Efficient Building Energy Management

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    Chang, Yu-Han

    is accounted for in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Smart sensing and adaptive efficiency by continuously adapting to occupancy forecasts of each room. 1 Introduction Heating, ventilation the distribution of the new and existing sensors on the first floor of RGL. The BLEMS software will use

  12. Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction | Department of Energy

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  13. Energy Efficiency Standards for State Buildings | Department of Energy

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  14. High-Efficiency Window Air Conditioners - Building America Top Innovation |

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  15. Functional Testing Protocols for Commercial Building Efficiency Baseline Modeling Software

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    Jump, David; Price, Phillip N.; Granderson, Jessica; Sohn, Michael

    2013-09-06

    This document describes procedures for testing and validating proprietary baseline energy modeling software accuracy in predicting energy use over the period of interest, such as a month or a year. The procedures are designed according to the methodology used for public domain baselining software in another LBNL report that was (like the present report) prepared for Pacific Gas and Electric Company: ?Commercial Building Energy Baseline Modeling Software: Performance Metrics and Method Testing with Open Source Models and Implications for Proprietary Software Testing Protocols? (referred to here as the ?Model Analysis Report?). The test procedure focuses on the quality of the software?s predictions rather than on the specific algorithms used to predict energy use. In this way the software vendor is not required to divulge or share proprietary information about how their software works, while enabling stakeholders to assess its performance.

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

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    Singer, Brett C.; Tschudi, William F.

    2009-09-08

    This document presents a road map for improving the energy efficiency of hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The report compiles input from a broad array of experts in healthcare facility design and operations. The initial section lists challenges and barriers to efficiency improvements in healthcare. Opportunities are organized around the following ten themes: understanding and benchmarking energy use; best practices and training; codes and standards; improved utilization of existing HVAC designs and technology; innovation in HVAC design and technology; electrical system design; lighting; medical equipment and process loads; economic and organizational issues; and the design of next generation sustainable hospitals. Achieving energy efficiency will require a broad set of activities including research, development, deployment, demonstration, training, etc., organized around 48 specific objectives. Specific activities are prioritized in consideration of potential impact, likelihood of near- or mid-term feasibility and anticipated cost-effectiveness. This document is intended to be broad in consideration though not exhaustive. Opportunities and needs are identified and described with the goal of focusing efforts and resources.

  17. Improving energy efficiency via smart building energy management systems. A comparison with policy measures

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    Rocha, Paula; Siddiqui, Afzal; Stadler, Michael

    2014-12-09

    To foster the transition to more sustainable energy systems, policymakers have been approving measures to improve energy efficiency as well as promoting smart grids. In this setting, building managers are encouraged to adapt their energy operations to real-time market and weather conditions. Yet, most fail to do so as they rely on conventional building energy management systems (BEMS) that have static temperature set points for heating and cooling equipment. In this paper, we investigate how effective policy measures are at improving building-level energy efficiency compared to a smart BEMS with dynamic temperature set points. To this end, we present anmore »integrated optimisation model mimicking the smart BEMS that combines decisions on heating and cooling systems operations with decisions on energy sourcing. Using data from an Austrian and a Spanish building, we find that the smart BEMS results in greater reduction in energy consumption than a conventional BEMS with policy measures.« less

  18. Improving energy efficiency via smart building energy management systems. A comparison with policy measures

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Rocha, Paula; Siddiqui, Afzal; Stadler, Michael

    2014-12-09

    To foster the transition to more sustainable energy systems, policymakers have been approving measures to improve energy efficiency as well as promoting smart grids. In this setting, building managers are encouraged to adapt their energy operations to real-time market and weather conditions. Yet, most fail to do so as they rely on conventional building energy management systems (BEMS) that have static temperature set points for heating and cooling equipment. In this paper, we investigate how effective policy measures are at improving building-level energy efficiency compared to a smart BEMS with dynamic temperature set points. To this end, we present an integrated optimisation model mimicking the smart BEMS that combines decisions on heating and cooling systems operations with decisions on energy sourcing. Using data from an Austrian and a Spanish building, we find that the smart BEMS results in greater reduction in energy consumption than a conventional BEMS with policy measures.

  19. Identification of Energy Efficiency Opportunities through Building Data Analysis and Achieving Energy Savings through Improved Controls

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    Katipamula, Srinivas; Taasevigen, Danny J.; Koran, Bill

    2014-09-04

    This chapter will highlight analysis techniques to identify energy efficiency opportunities to improve operations and controls. A free tool, Energy Charting and Metrics (ECAM), will be used to assist in the analysis of whole-building, sub-metered, and/or data from the building automation system (BAS). Appendix A describes the features of ECAM in more depth, and also provide instructions for downloading ECAM and all resources pertaining to using ECAM.

  20. Harford County- Property Tax Credit for Solar and Geothermal Devices

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Harford County offers a tax credit from real property taxes imposed on residential buildings, nonresidential buildings, or other structures that use solar or geothermal devices for heating, cooling...

  1. DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Efficiency Competitions, Better Buildings

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

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  2. Water Efficiency in Federal Buildings and Campuses | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirley Ann Jackson About1996HowFOAShowingFuel EfficiencyWashington , DCWaste-to-EnergyAgency

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

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    NONE

    1995-01-01

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

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

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    NONE

    1995-06-01

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

  5. Geothermal Literature Review At International Geothermal Area...

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    Geothermal Literature Review At International Geothermal Area, Italy (Ranalli & Rybach, 2005) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity:...

  6. Geothermal Literature Review At International Geothermal Area...

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    Geothermal Literature Review At International Geothermal Area, Iceland (Ranalli & Rybach, 2005) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity:...

  7. Inventory of U.S.-led International Activities on Building Energy Efficiency Initial Findings

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    Delgado, Alison; Evans, Meredydd

    2010-04-01

    Several U.S. Government agencies promote energy efficiency in buildings internationally. The types and scope of activities vary by agency. Those with the largest role include the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Department of State and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Both USAID and the Department of State have a substantial presence overseas, which may present some complementarities with the Department of Energy’s efforts to reach out to other countries. Generally speaking, USAID focuses on capacity building and policy issues; the Department of State focuses on broad diplomatic efforts and some targeted grants in support of these efforts, and EPA has more targeted roles linked to ENERGY STAR appliances and a few other activities. Several additional agencies are also involved in trade-related efforts to promote energy efficiency in buildings. These include the Department of Commerce, the Export-Import Bank, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Trade and Development Agency (TDA). This initial synthesis report is designed to summarize broad trends and activities relating to international cooperation on energy efficiency in buildings, which can help the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in developing its own strategy in this area. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will develop a more complete synthesis report later in 2010 as it populates a database on international projects on building energy efficiency.

  8. Energy Efficiency Indicators Methodology Booklet

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    Sathaye, Jayant

    2010-01-01

    nuclear and geothermal electricity, heat is the primary energy form considered and the conventional efficiencies

  9. Geothermal Energy Association Recognizes the National Geothermal...

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

    Geothermal Energy Association Recognizes the National Geothermal Data System Geothermal Energy Association Recognizes the National Geothermal Data System July 29, 2014 - 8:20am...

  10. 7-88 A geothermal power plant uses geothermal liquid water at 160C at a specified rate as the heat source. The actual and maximum possible thermal efficiencies and the rate of heat rejected from this power plant

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    Bahrami, Majid

    7-31 7-88 A geothermal power plant uses geothermal liquid water at 160şC at a specified rate and potential energy changes are zero. 3 Steam properties are used for geothermal water. Properties Using saturated liquid properties, the source and the sink state enthalpies of geothermal water are (Table A-4) k

  11. Miscellaneous and Electronic Loads Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Commercial Buildings: A Collaborative Study by the United States and India

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    Ghatikar, Girish

    2014-01-01

    Buildings Energy Databook. U.S. Department of Energy, Officeof Energy EfficiencyRenewable Energy. http://buildingsdatabook.eere.energy.gov/.

  12. Use of an Enterprise Energy Monitoring System to Support Building Commissioning and Overall Energy Efficiency by the Hyatt Hotels Corporation 

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    Burke, B.; McBride, J.; Kimble, K.

    2005-01-01

    , barriers for deployment of energy savings technologies will be explored along with recommendations for policies to promote energy efficiency in industrial buildings....

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    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.

  14. 15% Above-Code Energy Efficiency Measures for Commercial Buildings in Texas 

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    Haberl, J. S.; Culp, C.; Yazdani, B.

    2007-01-01

    savings in new residential, commercial and industrial construction. The Laboratory has worked closely with code officials, energy raters, manufacturers, state officials and other stakeholders to develop cost effective energy efficiency measures... of Texas Subject: 15% Above-Code Energy Efficiency Measures for Commercial Buildings in Texas In the 79th Legislature (2005) the Energy Systems Laboratory was required to develop three alternative methods for achieving 15% above-code energy...

  15. Energy Consumption Status of Public Buildings and the Analysis of the Potential on Energy Efficiency in Xiamen 

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    Pei, X.; Zhang, S.; Chen, L.; Zhang, X.; Chen, J.

    2006-01-01

    of the central air conditioning system in public buildings. At the same time, this paper comments on energy economization in Xiamen, and presents proposals and advice for energy efficiency. Presently, energy efficiency is relatively low in Xiamen, and energy...

  16. Nine Lessons Learned From a Green Building Testbed: a Networking and Energy Efficiency

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    Jain, Raj

    consumption and 70% of total electricity consumption in the United States. They also contribute a huge part of more than one year. Some typical data related to electrical, heating, and cooling energy consumption--Buildings are significant contributors to global energy consumption and their energy efficiency is an important issue

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

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    ABSTRACT Project REED (Residential Energy Efficiency Design) is a Web-based building performance or kilowatts of elec- tricity. Their bottom line is money. REED is an easy-to-use, ratepayer-friendly web system. The simulation engine behind this new web site is SO- LAR-5, one of the nations most widely used

  18. Survey of Energy Efficient Tracking and Localization Techniques in Buildings Using

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    Wieringa, Roel

    in the energy consumption of the network itself can be achieved. The main goal of this paper is to provideSurvey of Energy Efficient Tracking and Localization Techniques in Buildings Using Optical network is used for data transport to and from rooms whereas wireless transceivers communicate

  19. An efficient algorithm for building a distributional thesaurus (and other Sketch Engine developments)

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    Wicentowski, Richard

    An efficient algorithm for building a distributional thesaurus (and other Sketch Engine, thesauruses based on large corpora for (at time of writing) seven major world languages. The development histograms to present the distribution in a way that is easy to grasp. 1 Thesaurus creation Over the last ten

  20. Technology Prioritization: Transforming the U.S. Building Stock to Embrace Energy Efficiency

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    Abdelaziz, Omar; Farese, Philip; Abramson, Alexis; Phelan, Patrick

    2013-01-01

    The U.S. Buildings sector is responsible for about 40% of the national energy expenditures. This is due in part to wasteful use of resources and limited considerations made for energy efficiency during the design and retrofit phases. Recent studies have indicated the potential for up to 30-50% energy savings in the U.S. buildings sector using currently available technologies. This paper discusses efforts to accelerate the transformation in the U.S. building energy efficiency sector using a new technology prioritization framework. The underlying analysis examines building energy use micro segments using the Energy Information Administration Annual Energy Outlook and other publically available information. The tool includes a stock-and-flow model to track stock vintage and efficiency levels with time. The tool can be used to investigate energy efficiency measures under a variety of scenarios and has a built-in energy accounting framework to prevent double counting of energy savings within any given portfolio. This tool is developed to inform decision making and estimate long term potential energy savings for different market adoption scenarios.

  1. North American Overview - Heat Pumps Role in Buildings Energy Efficiency Improvement

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    Baxter, Van D [ORNL; Bouza, Antonio [U.S. Department of Energy; Gigučre, Daniel [Natural Resources Canada; Hosatte, Sophie [Natural Resources Canada

    2011-01-01

    A brief overview of the situation in North America regarding buildings energy use and the current and projected heat pump market is presented. R&D and deployment strategies for heat pumps, and the impacts of the housing market and efficiency regulations on the heating and cooling equipment market are summarized as well.

  2. Guide Specifications: AnOverlooked Avenue for Promoting Building Energy Efficiency

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    Guide Specifications: AnOverlooked Avenue for Promoting Building Energy Efficiency Philip E opportunity from the energy policy community. Introduction When an architect or engineer is assigned to create into the bid documents for the given construction or renovation project, contractually binding the chosen

  3. Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Existing Building Energy Efficiency Analysis: November 17, 2009 - June 30, 2010

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    Finch, P.; Potes, A.

    2010-06-01

    In June 2009, the State of Hawaii enacted an Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) with a target of 4,300 gigawatt hours (GWh) by 2030 (Hawaii 2009). Upon setting this goal, the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), working with select local stakeholders, partnered to execute the first key step toward attaining the EEPS goal: the creation of a high-resolution roadmap outlining key areas of potential electricity savings. This roadmap was divided into two core elements: savings from new construction and savings from existing buildings. BAH focused primarily on the existing building analysis, while NREL focused on new construction forecasting. This report presents the results of the Booz Allen Hamilton study on the existing building stock of Hawaii, along with conclusions on the key drivers of potential energy efficiency savings and on the steps necessary to attain them.

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

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    Pennycook, Steve

    Faced with rising fuel costs, building and home owners are looking for energy- efficient solutions penetration rates; validate models; and assist industry to develop new and more energy-efficient materials systems) resulting in affordable, moisture-durable products to increase energy efficiency. · ORNL

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

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    Pennycook, Steve

    Faced with rising fuel costs, building and home owners are looking for energy- efficient solutions rates; validate models; and assist industry to develop new and more energy-efficient materials-durable products to increase energy efficiency. · ORNL established test facilities to measure essential property

  6. Energy Efficiency Potential in Existing Commercial Buildings: Review of Selected Recent Studies

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    Belzer, David B.

    2009-04-03

    This report reviews six recent studies (from 2002 through 2006) by states and utilities to assess the energy saving potential in existing commercial buildings. The studies cover all or portions of California, Connecticut, Vermont, Colorado, Illinois, and the Pacific Northwest. The studies clearly reveal that lighting remains the single largest and most cost effective end use that can be reduced to save energy. Overall the study indicated that with existing technologies and costs, a reasonable range of economic savings potential in existing commercial buildings is between 10 and 20 percent of current energy use. While not a focus of the study, an additional conclusion is that implementation of commercial building monitoring and controls would also play an important role in the nation’s efforts to improve energy efficiency of existing buildings.

  7. NREL's Building-Integrated Supercomputer Provides Heating and Efficient Computing (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2014-09-01

    NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) is meant to investigate new ways to integrate energy sources so they work together efficiently, and one of the key tools to that investigation, a new supercomputer, is itself a prime example of energy systems integration. NREL teamed with Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Intel to develop the innovative warm-water, liquid-cooled Peregrine supercomputer, which not only operates efficiently but also serves as the primary source of building heat for ESIF offices and laboratories. This innovative high-performance computer (HPC) can perform more than a quadrillion calculations per second as part of the world's most energy-efficient HPC data center.

  8. Searching for the Optimal Mix of Solar and Efficiency in Zero Net Energy Buildings

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    Horowitz, S.; Christensen, C.; Anderson, R.

    2008-01-01

    Zero net energy (ZNE) buildings employ efficiency to reduce energy consumption and solar technologies to produce as much energy on site as is consumed on an annual basis. Such buildings leverage utility grids and net-metering agreements to reduce solar system costs and maintenance requirements relative to off-grid photovoltaic (PV)-powered buildings with batteries. The BEopt software was developed to efficiently identify cost-optimal building designs using detailed hour-by-hour energy simulation programs to evaluate the user-selected options. A search technique identifies optimal and near-optimal building designs (based on energy-related costs) at various levels of energy savings along the path from a reference building to a ZNE design. In this paper, we describe results based on use of the BEopt software to develop cost-optimal paths to ZNE for various climates. Comparing the different cases shows optimal building design characteristics, percent energy savings and cash flows at key points along the path, including the point at which investments shift from building improvements to purchasing PV, and PV array sizes required to achieve ZNE. From optimizations using the BEopt software for a 2,000-ft{sup 2} house in 4 climates, we conclude that, relative to a code-compliant (IECC 2006) reference house, the following are achievable: (1) minimum cost point: 22 to 38% source energy savings and 15 to 24% annual cash flow savings; (2) PV start point: 40 to 49% source energy savings at 10 to 12% annual cash flow savings; (3) break-even point: 43 to 53% source energy savings at 0% annual cash flow savings; and (4) ZNE point: 100% source energy savings with 4.5 to 8.1 kW{sub DC} PV arrays and 76 to 169% increase in cash flow.

  9. Abstract--Current building designs are not energy-efficient enough due to many reasons. One of them is the centralized

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    Jain, Raj

    1 Abstract--Current building designs are not energy-efficient enough due to many reasons. One Building, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Distributed Policy Control, Smart Energy I. INTRODUCTION the energy efficiency in the buildings besides finding new clean-energy sources. Most of the buildings

  10. Daemen Alternative Energy/Geothermal Technologies Demonstration Program Erie County

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    Robert C. Beiswanger, Jr.

    2010-05-20

    The purpose of the Daemen Alternative Energy/Geothermal Technologies Demonstration Project is to demonstrate the use of geothermal technology as model for energy and environmental efficiency in heating and cooling older, highly inefficient buildings. The former Marian Library building at Daemen College is a 19,000 square foot building located in the center of campus. Through this project, the building was equipped with geothermal technology and results were disseminated. Gold LEED certification for the building was awarded. 1) How the research adds to the understanding of the area investigated. This project is primarily a demonstration project. Information about the installation is available to other companies, organizations, and higher education institutions that may be interested in using geothermal energy for heating and cooling older buildings. 2) The technical effectiveness and economic feasibility of the methods or techniques investigated or demonstrated. According to the modeling and estimates through Stantec, the energy-efficiency cost savings is estimated at 20%, or $24,000 per year. Over 20 years this represents $480,000 in unrestricted revenue available for College operations. See attached technical assistance report. 3) How the project is otherwise of benefit to the public. The Daemen College Geothermal Technologies Ground Source Heat Pumps project sets a standard for retrofitting older, highly inefficient, energy wasting and environmentally irresponsible buildings�¢����quite typical of many of the buildings on the campuses of regional colleges and universities. As a model, the project serves as an energy-efficient system with significant environmental advantages. Information about the energy-efficiency measures is available to other colleges and universities, organizations and companies, students, and other interested parties. The installation and renovation provided employment for 120 individuals during the award period. Through the new Center, Daemen will continue to host a range of events on campus for the general public. The College does not charge fees for speakers or most other events. This has been a long-standing tradition of the College.

  11. Klamath Apartment Buildings (13) Space Heating Low Temperature...

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    (13) Space Heating Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Facility Klamath Apartment Buildings (13) Sector Geothermal energy Type Space Heating Location Klamath Falls, Oregon...

  12. Building

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    Physical Facilities

    2013-11-12

    MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES BUILDING. BUILDING EMERGENCY PLAN. Date Adopted: Sept 20, 2013. Date Revised: Sep 20. 2013. Prepared By: Kelly ...

  13. NREL's OpenStudio Helps Design More Efficient Buildings (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2014-07-01

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has created the OpenStudio software platform that makes it easier for architects and engineers to evaluate building energy efficiency measures throughout the design process. OpenStudio makes energy modeling more accessible and affordable, helping professionals to design structures with lower utility bills and less carbon emissions, resulting in a healthier environment. OpenStudio includes a user-friendly application suite that makes the U.S. Department of Energy's EnergyPlus and Radiance simulation engines easier to use for whole building energy and daylighting performance analysis. OpenStudio is freely available and runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.

  14. New Mexico State University Campus geothermal demonstration project

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    Cuniff, R.A.; Fisher, K.P.; Chintawongvanich, P.

    1984-04-01

    This report presents the design, construction highlights, and performance of the New Mexico State University Campus Geothermal Demonstration Project at Las Cruces, New Mexico. Construction started in July 1981, first system use was January 1982, and the system was dedicated on April 21, 1982. Included herein are summary observations after two years of use. The geothermal hot water from New Mexico State University wells is used to heat potable water, which in turn provides 83 percent of the domestic hot water on the New Mexico State University campus, as well as space heat to two buildings, and for two heated swimming pools. The original system is providing service to 30 total buildings, with two additional buildings (150,000 square feet) in process of geothermal conversion.) The system overall performance has been excellent, except for geothermal well pump problems. In terms of operating efficiency, the system has exceeded the design parameters. In spite of abnormally high costs for well and pump repairs, the system has shown a positive cost avoidance of more than $118,000 for the first year of operation. For the first two full years of operation, the system has produced a net positive cost avoidance of more than $200,000. Payback on the total investment of $1,670,000 is projected to be 6 to 10 years, depending on the future prices of natural gas and electricity.

  15. Geothermal Energy Summary

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    J. L. Renner

    2007-08-01

    Following is complete draft.Geothermal Summary for AAPG Explorer J. L. Renner, Idaho National Laboratory Geothermal energy is used to produce electricity in 24 countries. The United States has the largest capacity (2,544 MWe) followed by Philippines (1,931 MWe), Mexico (953 MWe), Indonesia (797 MWe), and Italy (791 MWe) (Bertani, 2005). When Chevron Corporation purchased Unocal Corporation they became the leading producer of geothermal energy worldwide with projects in Indonesia and the Philippines. The U. S. geothermal industry is booming thanks to increasing energy prices, renewable portfolio standards, and a production tax credit. California (2,244 MWe) is the leading producer, followed by Nevada (243 MWe), Utah (26 MWe) and Hawaii (30 MWe) and Alaska (0.4 MWe) (Bertani, 2005). Alaska joined the producing states with two 0.4 KWe power plants placed on line at Chena Hot Springs during 2006. The plant uses 30 liters per second of 75°C water from shallow wells. Power production is assisted by the availability of gravity fed, 7°C cooling water (http://www.yourownpower.com/) A 13 MWe binary power plant is expected to begin production in the fall of 2007 at Raft River in southeastern Idaho. Idaho also is a leader in direct use of geothermal energy with the state capital building and several other state and Boise City buildings as well as commercial and residential space heated using fluids from several, interconnected geothermal systems. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 modified leasing provisions and royalty rates for both geothermal electrical production and direct use. Pursuant to the legislation the Bureau of Land management and Minerals Management Service published final regulations for continued geothermal leasing, operations and royalty collection in the Federal Register (Vol. 72, No. 84 Wednesday May 2, 2007, BLM p. 24358-24446, MMS p. 24448-24469). Existing U. S. plants focus on high-grade geothermal systems located in the west. However, interest in non-traditional geothermal development is increasing. A comprehensive new MIT-led study of the potential for geothermal energy within the United States predicts that mining the huge amounts of stored thermal energy in the Earth’s crust not associated with hydrothermal systems, could supply a substantial portion of U.S. electricity with minimal environmental impact (Tester, et al., 2006, available at http://geothermal.inl.gov). There is also renewed interest in geothermal production from other non-traditional sources such as the overpressured zones in the Gulf Coast and warm water co-produced with oil and gas. Ormat Technologies, Inc., a major geothermal company, recently acquired geothermal leases in the offshore overpressured zone of Texas. Ormat and the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center recently announced plans to jointly produce geothermal power from co-produced water from the Teapot Dome oilfield (Casper Star-Tribune, March 2, 2007). RMOTC estimates that 300 KWe capacity is available from the 40,000 BWPD of 88°C water associated with oil production from the Tensleep Sandstone (Milliken, 2007). The U. S. Department of Energy is seeking industry partners to develop electrical generation at other operating oil and gas fields (for more information see: https://e-center.doe.gov/iips/faopor.nsf/UNID/50D3734745055A73852572CA006665B1?OpenDocument). Several web sites offer periodically updated information related to the geothermal industry and th

  16. Recommendations for 15% Above-Code Energy Efficiency Measures for Commercial Office Building 

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    Cho, S.; Mukhopadhyay, J.; Culp, C.; Haberl, J.; Yazdani, B.

    2007-01-01

    FOR 15% ABOVE-CODE ENERGY EFFICIENCY MEASURES FOR COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDINGS Soolyeon Cho Graduate Research Assistant Jaya Mukhopadhyay Research Associate Charles Culp, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Director Jeff Haberl, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Director... Bahman Yazdani, P.E. Associate Director Energy Systems Laboratory Texas Engineering Experiment Station Texas A&M University System ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Faculty/Staff: Tom Fitzpatrick, Don Gilman, Mushtaq Ahmed, Betty Liu, Juan-Carlos Baltazar, Sherrie...

  17. New Funding Alternatives, Sources and Strategies To Create High-Performing, Energy Efficient Buildings 

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    Flores, M.

    2012-01-01

    Action Planning ?What Do I Do Now?? New Funding Alternatives, Sources and Strategies To Create High-Performing, Energy Efficient Buildings October 9, 2012 Your Speaker Michael Flores Director, Southwest Region; McKinstry ? 20 years... and savings objectives; ? Explore lessons learned from a case study where the process from design to ongoing operations will be discussed. Agenda ? Overview ? Welcome and Introductions ? Background ? Financial Strategies o New Options...

  18. ENERGY-EFFICIENT NEW COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS IN THE NORTHWEST REGION: A COMPILATION OF MEASURED DATA

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    Piette, M.A.

    2010-01-01

    on samples of commercial buildings data collected by theCommercial Buildings, Buildings Energy Data Group, LawrencePiette and Denise Flora Buildings Energy Data Group Lawrence

  19. Measured energy performance of a US-China demonstration energy-efficient office building

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    Xu, Peng; Huang, Joe; Jin, Ruidong; Yang, Guoxiong

    2006-01-01

    in evaluating relative building energy performance in Chinaunderstanding of the building’s energy performance and helpthe actual energy performance of the building and verify the

  20. Technology Prioritization: Transforming the U.S. Building Stock to Embrace Energy Efficiency

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2013-07-01

    This paper discusses the efforts to accelerate the transformation in the U.S. building energy efficiency sector using a new technology prioritization framework. The underlying analysis examines building energy use micro segments using the Energy Information Administration Annual Energy Outlook and other publically available information. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) has developed a prioritization tool in an effort to inform programmatic decision making based on the long-term national impact of different energy efficiency measures. The prioritization tool can be used to investigate energy efficiency measures under a variety of scenarios and has a built-in energy accounting framework to prevent double counting of energy savings within any given portfolio. This tool is developed to inform decision making and estimate long term potential energy savings for different market adoption scenarios. It provides an objective comparison of new and existing measures and is being used to inform decision making with respect to BTO’s portfolio of projects.

  1. development Not Available 15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; TONGONAN GEOTHERMAL...

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    field Leyte, Philippines. Report on exploration and development Not Available 15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; TONGONAN GEOTHERMAL FIELD; GEOTHERMAL EXPLORATION; GEOTHERMAL POWER...

  2. Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area...

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    Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (Farhar, 2002) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Geothermal...

  3. Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area...

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    Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (Rafferty, 1997) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Geothermal...

  4. Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area...

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    Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (Witcher, 2002) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Geothermal...

  5. Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area...

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    Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (Sammel, 1978) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Geothermal...

  6. Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area...

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    Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (Lienau, 1990) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Geothermal...

  7. Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area...

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    Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (Callender, 1981) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Geothermal...

  8. Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area...

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    Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (Grant, 1978) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Geothermal...

  9. Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area...

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    Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (Smith, 1978) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Geothermal...

  10. Energy Efficiency Improvements to Wundar Hall, a Historic Building on the Concordia Campus, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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    Karman, Nathan

    2012-11-29

    The Forest County Potawatomi Community (â??FCPCâ?ť or â??Communityâ?ť) implemented energy efficiency improvements to revitalize Wundar Hall, a 34,000 square foot (â??SFâ?ť) building that was formerly used as a dormitory and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, into an office building. Wundar Hall is the first of many architecturally and historically significant buildings that the Community hopes to renovate at the former Concordia College campus, property on the near west side of Milwaukee that was taken into trust for the Community by the United States on July 10, 1990 (collectively, the â??Concordia Trust Propertyâ?ť). As part of this project, which was conducted with assistance from the Department of Energyâ??s Tribal Energy Program (â??TEPâ?ť), the Community updated and/or replaced the building envelope, mechanical systems, the plumbing system, the electrical infrastructure, and building control systems. The project is expected to reduce the buildingâ??s natural gas consumption by 58% and the electricity consumption by 55%. In addition, the project was designed to act as a catalyst to further renovation of the Concordia Trust Property and the neighborhood. The City of Milwaukee has identified redevelopment of the Concordia Trust Property as a â??Catalytic Projectâ?ť for revitalizing the near west side. The Tribe envisions a revitalized, mixed-use campus of community services, education, and economic developmentâ??providing services to the Indian community and jobs to the neighborhood.

  11. Energy Efficiency in Buildings as an Air Quality Compliance Approach: Opportunities for the U.S. Department of Energy

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    Vine, Edward

    2002-05-01

    Increasing the energy efficiency of end-use equipment in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors can reduce air pollution emissions and greenhouse gases significantly. Because energy efficiency is an effective means of reducing multi-pollutant emissions, it is important to ensure that energy efficiency is a fully engaged component of emission-reduction programs. However, while energy-efficiency measures are perceived by many stakeholders to be important options for improving air quality, some members in the air quality community are concerned about the ability of these measures to fit in a regulatory framework-in particular, the ability of emissions reductions from energy-efficiency measures to be real, quantifiable, certifiable, and enforceable. Hence, there are few air quality programs that include energy efficiency as a tool for complying with air quality regulations. This paper describes the connection between energy consumption and air quality, the potential role of energy-efficiency measures to meet air quality regulations, the barriers and challenges to the use of these measures in the air quality regulatory environment, and the potential role that the U.S. Department of Energy's (USDOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Building Technology, State and Community Programs (EERE-Buildings) could play in this area. EERE-Buildings can play a very important role in promoting energy efficiency in the air quality community, in ways that are fully consistent with its overall mission. EERE-Buildings will need to work with other stakeholders to aggressively promote energy efficiency via multiple means: publications, analytical tools, pilot programs, demonstrations, and program and policy analysis and evaluation. EERE-Buildings and state energy officials have considerable experience in implementing and monitoring energy-savings projects, as well as in designing documentation and verification requirements of energy-efficiency improvements. The following lists suggest potential EERE-Buildings activities, grouped by whether EERE-Buildings would play a lead or supporting role.

  12. High-Performance Glazing for Energy-Efficient and Bird-Safe Buildings Objective: With the ultimate goal of reducing bird-window collisions, identify a short list

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    Wolberg, George

    High-Performance Glazing for Energy-Efficient and Bird-Safe Buildings Objective: With the ultimate-- improving the energy efficiency of buildings, and preventing bird deaths. What brings them together energy-efficiency perspective, less glazing on buildings would be preferable. But it is unlikely that our

  13. Stanford Geothermal Workshop - Geothermal Technologies Office...

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

    by Geothermal Technologies Director Doug Hollett at the Stanford Geothermal Workshop on February 11-13, 2013. stanford2013hollett.pdf More Documents & Publications Geothermal...

  14. Stanford Geothermal Workshop - Geothermal Technologies Office...

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

    Geothermal Technologies Program Annual Peer Review Presentation By Doug Hollett Iceland Geothermal Conference 2013 - Geothermal Policies and Impacts in the U.S. Fiscal Year...

  15. Geothermal Case Studies

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    Young, Katherine

    2014-09-30

    The US Geological Survey (USGS) resource assessment (Williams et al., 2009) outlined a mean 30GWe of undiscovered hydrothermal resource in the western US. One goal of the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) is to accelerate the development of this undiscovered resource. The Geothermal Technologies Program (GTP) Blue Ribbon Panel (GTO, 2011) recommended that DOE focus efforts on helping industry identify hidden geothermal resources to increase geothermal capacity in the near term. Increased exploration activity will produce more prospects, more discoveries, and more readily developable resources. Detailed exploration case studies akin to those found in oil and gas (e.g. Beaumont, et al, 1990) will give operators a single point of information to gather clean, unbiased information on which to build geothermal drilling prospects. To support this effort, the National Renewable Energy laboratory (NREL) has been working with the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a template for geothermal case studies on the Geothermal Gateway on OpenEI. In fiscal year 2013, the template was developed and tested with two case studies: Raft River Geothermal Area (http://en.openei.org/wiki/Raft_River_Geothermal_Area) and Coso Geothermal Area (http://en.openei.org/wiki/Coso_Geothermal_Area). In fiscal year 2014, ten additional case studies were completed, and additional features were added to the template to allow for more data and the direct citations of data. The template allows for: Data - a variety of data can be collected for each area, including power production information, well field information, geologic information, reservoir information, and geochemistry information. Narratives ? general (e.g. area overview, history and infrastructure), technical (e.g. exploration history, well field description, R&D activities) and geologic narratives (e.g. area geology, hydrothermal system, heat source, geochemistry.) Exploration Activity Catalog - catalog of exploration activities conducted in the area (with dates and references.) NEPA Analysis ? a query of NEPA analyses conducted in the area (that have been catalogued in the OpenEI NEPA database.) In fiscal year 2015, NREL is working with universities to populate additional case studies on OpenEI. The goal is to provide a large enough dataset to start conducting analyses of exploration programs to identify correlations between successful exploration plans for areas with similar geologic occurrence models.

  16. Review of Prior Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Retrofit Evaluation: A Report to Snohomish Public Utilities District

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    Price, Phillip

    2014-12-22

    Snohomish County Public Utilities District (the District or Snohomish PUD) provides electricity to about 325,000 customers in Snohomish County, Washington. The District has an incentive programs to encourage commercial customers to improve energy efficiency: the District partially reimburses the cost of approved retrofits if they provide a level of energy performance improvement that is specified by contract. In 2013 the District contracted with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to provide a third-party review of the Monitoring and Verification (M&V) practices the District uses to evaluate whether companies are meeting their contractual obligations. This work helps LBNL understand the challenges faced by real-world practitioners of M&V of energy savings, and builds on a body of related work such as Price et al. (2013). The District selected a typical project for which they had already performed an evaluation. The present report includes the District's original evaluation as well as LBNL's review of their approach. The review is based on the document itself; on investigation of the load data and outdoor air temperature data from the building evaluated in the document; and on phone discussions with Bill Harris of the Snohomish County Public Utilities District. We will call the building studied in the document the subject building, the original Snohomish PUD report will be referred to as the Evaluation, and this discussion by LBNL is called the Review.

  17. ACEEE 2000 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Efficiency and Sustainability, August 20-25, 2000, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA.

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    LBNL-46376 CD-423 ACEEE 2000 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Efficiency and Sustainability, August 20-25, 2000, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA. The research reported here, California 94720 July 2000 #12;- 1 - Innovation Adoption Processes for Third Party Property Management

  18. Recommendations for 15% Above-Code Energy Efficiency Measures on Implementing Houston Amendments to Multifamily Residential Buildings in Houston, Texas 

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    Mukhopadhyay, Jaya; Liu, Zi; Malhotra, Mini; Kota, Sandeep; Blake, Sheila; Haberl, Jeff; Culp, Charles; Yazdani, Bahman

    2008-01-01

    FOR 15% ABOVE-CODE ENERGY EFFICIENCY MEASURES ON IMPLEMENTING HOUSTON AMENDMENTS TO MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS IN HOUSTON, TEXAS Jaya Mukhopadhyay 1 , Zi Liu 1 , Mini Malhotra 1 , Sandeep Kota 1 Sheila Blake 2 , Jeff Haberl 1 , Charles Culp...

  19. Review of EU airport energy interests and priorities with respect to ICT, energy efficiency and enhanced building operation 

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    Costa, A.; Blanes, L. M.; Donnelly, C.; Keane, M. M.

    2012-01-01

    This paper gives an overview on EU airport energy interests and priorities with respect to ICT, energy efficiency and enhanced building operation. To achieve this objective the paper begins with an overview on airports role on energy consumption...

  20. EA-2020: Energy Efficiency Design Standards for New Federal Low-Rise Residential Buildings (RIN# 1904-AD56)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This EA will evaluate the potential environmental impacts of implementing the provisions in the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA) that require DOE to update the baseline Federal energy efficiency performance standards for the construction of new Federal buildings, including low-rise residential buildings.

  1. Finding the Next Big Thing(s) in Building Energy Efficiency: HIT Catalyst and the Technology Demo Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Learn how the Department prioritizes high impact technologies (HITs) to advance energy efficiency. Hear from a Better Buildings program participant who is working with Department staff to test promising technologies in buildings. Learn what they are finding and how you can get involved.

  2. Environmental Assessment Lakeview Geothermal Project

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    Treis, Tania

    2012-04-30

    The Town of Lakeview is proposing to construct and operate a geothermal direct use district heating system in Lakeview, Oregon. The proposed project would be in Lake County, Oregon, within the Lakeview Known Geothermal Resources Area (KGRA). The proposed project includes the following elements: Drilling, testing, and completion of a new production well and geothermal water injection well; construction and operation of a geothermal production fluid pipeline from the well pad to various Town buildings (i.e., local schools, hospital, and Lake County Industrial Park) and back to a geothermal water injection well. This EA describes the proposed project, the alternatives considered, and presents the environmental analysis pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act. The project would not result in adverse effects to the environment with the implementation of environmental protection measures.

  3. Contributing to Net Zero Building: High Energy Efficient EIFS Wall Systems

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    Carbary, Lawrence D.; Perkins, Laura L.; Serino, Roland; Preston, Bill; Kosny, Jan

    2014-01-29

    The team led by Dow Corning collaborated to increase the thermal performance of exterior insulation and finishing systems (EIFS) to reach R-40 performance meeting the needs for high efficiency insulated walls. Additionally, the project helped remove barriers to using EIFS on retrofit commercial buildings desiring high insulated walls. The three wall systems developed within the scope of this project provide the thermal performance of R-24 to R-40 by incorporating vacuum insulation panels (VIPs) into an expanded polystyrene (EPS) encapsulated vacuum insulated sandwich element (VISE). The VISE was incorporated into an EIFS as pre-engineered insulation boards. The VISE is installed using typical EIFS details and network of trained installers. These three wall systems were tested and engineered to be fully code compliant as an EIFS and meet all of the International Building Code structural, durability and fire test requirements for a code compliant exterior wall cladding system. This system is being commercialized under the trade name Dryvit® Outsulation® HE system. Full details, specifications, and application guidelines have been developed for the system. The system has been modeled both thermally and hygrothermally to predict condensation potential. Based on weather models for Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Miami, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Phoenix, AZ; and Seattle, WA; condensation and water build up in the wall system is not a concern. Finally, the team conducted a field trial of the system on a building at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station which is being redeveloped by the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (Brunswick, Maine). The field trial provided a retrofit R-30 wall onto a wood frame construction, slab on grade, 1800 ft2 building, that was monitored over the course of a year. Simultaneous with the façade retrofit, the building’s windows were upgraded at no charge to this program. The retrofit building used 49% less natural gas during the winter of 2012 compared to previous winters. This project achieved its goal of developing a system that is constructible, offers protection to the VIPs, and meets all performance targets established for the project.

  4. Building Technologies Office Overview

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

    Roland Risser Director, Building Technologies Office Building Technologies Office Energy Efficiency Starts Here. 2 Building Technologies Office Integrated Approach: Improving...

  5. ENERGY-EFFICIENT NEW COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS IN THE NORTHWEST REGION: A COMPILATION OF MEASURED DATA

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    Piette, M.A.

    2010-01-01

    of the year for the energy data. W. CONSTRUCTION COST (1984Buildings, Buildings Energy Data Group, Lawrence Berkeleymost recent year of energy data available for the building.

  6. ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS PROGRAM. CHAPTER FROM ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT DIVISION ANNUAL REPORT 1978

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    Sonderegger, R. C.

    2011-01-01

    performance indices for passive building evaluation. LBL hassavings for passive solar buildings," LBL-7886, Septemberpassive solar system analysis capabilities to the building

  7. ENERGY-EFFICIENT NEW COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS IN THE NORTHWEST REGION: A COMPILATION OF MEASURED DATA

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    Piette, M.A.

    2010-01-01

    many new commercial buildings, energy performance and cost-commercial building energy performance and therefore use theunaware of his building's energy performance relative to

  8. Green Buildings in Green Cities: Integrating Energy Efficiency into the Real Estate Industry

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    Bardhan, Ashok; Kroll, Cynthia A.

    2011-01-01

    in Operation. Energy and Buildings. 43(11): 3106-3111.and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, of theand Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program. Key

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

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

    2014-09-16

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

  10. Case Study on Enhancing Equipment Efficiency and Operational Practices of a Signature LEED Building 

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    Tseng, P.

    2005-01-01

    stream_source_info ESL-KT-13-12-06.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 3565 Content-Encoding UTF-8 stream_name ESL-KT-13-12-06.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=UTF-8 CATEE 2013 LEED Certification... more money! ESL-KT-13-12-06 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 Shades of Green Environments for Living, ENERGY STAR, Water Sense, Indoor Air Plus, LEED, NGBS, AEGB, Green Built Texas, Build...

  11. Human Capacity Building in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy System Maintenance for the Yurok Tribe

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    Engel, R. A.' Zoellick, J J.

    2007-07-31

    From July 2005 to July 2007, the Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) assisted the Yurok Tribe in the implementation of a program designed to build the Tribe’s own capacity to improve energy efficiency and maintain and repair renewable energy systems in Tribal homes on the Yurok Reservation. Funding for this effort was provided by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Tribal Program under First Steps grant award #DE-FG36-05GO15166. The program’s centerpiece was a house-by-house needs assessment, in which Tribal staff visited and conducted energy audits at over fifty homes. The visits included assessment of household energy efficiency and condition of existing renewable energy systems. Staff also provided energy education to residents, evaluated potential sites for new household renewable energy systems, and performed minor repairs as needed on renewable energy systems.

  12. ENERGY-EFFICIENT NEW COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS IN THE NORTHWEST REGION: A COMPILATION OF MEASURED DATA

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    Piette, M.A.

    2010-01-01

    We see that the low energy buildings need not cost more thanto produce a fairly low energy building over a considerablefor feasible low-energy buildings. Most of the buildings we

  13. ENERGY-EFFICIENT NEW COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS IN THE NORTHWEST REGION: A COMPILATION OF MEASURED DATA

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    Piette, M.A.

    2010-01-01

    We see that the low energy buildings need not cost more thanincludes both very low energy buildings, and buildings thatrange shows the low-energy buildings at the left end, and

  14. A Michigan County Unearths Savings with Geothermal Energy | Department...

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

    chose geothermal energy after it found success using the same technology at the 63rd District Courthouse -- the only other county building that uses a renewable energy heating...

  15. Enabling Efficient, Responsive, and Resilient Buildings: Collaboration Between the United States and India

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    Basu, Chandrayee; Ghatikar, Girish

    2013-09-25

    The United States and India have among the largest economies in the world, and they continue to work together to address current and future challenges in reliable electricity supply. The acceleration to efficient, grid-responsive, resilient buildings represents a key energy security objective for federal and state agencies in both countries. The weaknesses in the Indian grid system were manifest in 2012, in the country’s worst blackout, which jeopardized the lives of half of India’s 1.2 billion people. While both countries are investing significantly in power sector reform, India, by virtue of its colossal growth rate in commercial energy intensity and commercial floor space, is better placed than the United States to integrate and test state-of-art Smart Grid technologies in its future grid-responsive commercial buildings. This paper presents a roadmap of technical collaboration between the research organizations, and public-private stakeholders in both countries to accelerate the building-to-grid integration through pilot studies in India.

  16. Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned (Brochure)

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    Not Available

    2011-12-01

    This case study presents the lessons learned from incorporating energy efficiency in the rebuilding and renovating of New Orleans K-12 schools after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Hurricane Katrina was the largest natural disaster in the United States, striking the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, and flooding 80% of New Orleans; to make matters worse, the city was flooded again only three weeks later by the effects of Hurricane Rita. Many of the buildings, including schools, were heavily damaged. The devastation of schools in New Orleans from the hurricanes was exacerbated by many years of deferred school maintenance. This case study presents the lessons learned from incorporating energy efficiency in the rebuilding and renovating of New Orleans K-12 schools after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The experiences of four new schools-Langston Hughes Elementary School, Andrew H. Wilson Elementary School (which was 50% new construction and 50% major renovation), L.B. Landry High School, and Lake Area High School-and one major renovation, Joseph A. Craig Elementary School-are described to help other school districts and design teams with their in-progress and future school building projects in hot-humid climates. Before Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans had 128 public schools. As part of the recovery planning, New Orleans Public Schools underwent an assessment and planning process to determine how many schools were needed and in what locations. Following a series of public town hall meetings and a district-wide comprehensive facility assessment, a Master Plan was developed, which outlined the renovation or construction of 85 schools throughout the city, which are expected to be completed by 2017. New Orleans Public Schools expects to build or renovate approximately eight schools each year over a 10-year period to achieve 21st century schools district-wide. Reconstruction costs are estimated at nearly $2 billion.

  17. Geothermal Basics

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Geothermal energy is thermal energy generated and stored in the Earth. Geothermal energy can manifest on the surface of the Earth, or near the surface of the Earth, where humankind may harness it to serve our energy needs. Geothermal resources are reservoirs of hot water that exist at varying temperatures and depths below the Earth's surface. Wells can be drilled into these underground reservoirs to tap steam and very hot water that can be brought to the surface for a variety of uses.

  18. Progress on Enabling an Interactive Conversation Between Commercial Building Occupants and Their Building To Improve Comfort and Energy Efficiency: Preprint

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    Schott, M.; Scheib, J.; Long, N.; Fleming, K.; Benne, K.; Brackney, L.

    2012-06-01

    Many studies have reported energy savings after installing a dashboard, but dashboards provide neither individual feedback to the occupant nor the ability to report individual comfort. The Building Agent (BA) provides an interface to engage the occupant in a conversation with the building control system and the building engineer. Preliminary outcomes of the BA-enabled feedback loop are presented, and the effectiveness of the three display modes will be compared to other dashboard studies to baseline energy savings in future research.

  19. Reducing Transaction Costs for Energy Efficiency Investments and Analysis of Economic Risk Associated With Building Performance Uncertainties: Small Buildings and Small Portfolios Program

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    Langner, R.; Hendron, B.; Bonnema, E.

    2014-08-01

    The small buildings and small portfolios (SBSP) sector face a number of barriers that inhibit SBSP owners from adopting energy efficiency solutions. This pilot project focused on overcoming two of the largest barriers to financing energy efficiency in small buildings: disproportionately high transaction costs and unknown or unacceptable risk. Solutions to these barriers can often be at odds, because inexpensive turnkey solutions are often not sufficiently tailored to the unique circumstances of each building, reducing confidence that the expected energy savings will be achieved. To address these barriers, NREL worked with two innovative, forward-thinking lead partners, Michigan Saves and Energi, to develop technical solutions that provide a quick and easy process to encourage energy efficiency investments while managing risk. The pilot project was broken into two stages: the first stage focused on reducing transaction costs, and the second stage focused on reducing performance risk. In the first stage, NREL worked with the non-profit organization, Michigan Saves, to analyze the effects of 8 energy efficiency measures (EEMs) on 81 different baseline small office building models in Holland, Michigan (climate zone 5A). The results of this analysis (totaling over 30,000 cases) are summarized in a simple spreadsheet tool that enables users to easily sort through the results and find appropriate small office EEM packages that meet a particular energy savings threshold and are likely to be cost-effective.

  20. Geothermal energy

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    Renner, J.L. [Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Fall, ID (United States); Reed, M.J. [Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)

    1993-12-31

    Use of geothermal energy (heat from the earth) has a small impact on the environmental relative to other energy sources; avoiding the problems of acid rain and greenhouse emissions. Geothermal resources have been utilized for centuries. US electrical generation began at The Geysers, California in 1960 and is now about 2300 MW. The direct use of geothermal heat for industrial processes and space conditioning in the US is about 1700 MW of thermal energy. Electrical production occurs in the western US and direct uses are found throughout the US. Typical geothermal power plants produce less than 5% of the CO{sub 2} released by fossil plants. Geothermal plants can now be configured so that no gaseous emissions are released. Sulfurous gases are effectively removed by existing scrubber technology. Potentially hazardous elements produced in geothermal brines are injected back into the producing reservoir. Land use for geothermal wells, pipelines, and power plants is small compared to land use for other extractive energy sources like oil, gas, coal, and nuclear. Per megawatt produced, geothermal uses less than one eighth the land that is used by a typical coal mine and power plant system. Geothermal development sites often co-exist with agricultural land uses like crop production or grazing.

  1. Energy-Efficient and Comfortable Buildings through Multivariate Integrated Control (ECoMIC)

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    Birru, Dagnachew [Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Andover, MA (United States); Wen, Yao-Jung [Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Andover, MA (United States); Rubinstein, Francis M. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Clear, Robert D. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)

    2013-10-28

    This project aims to develop an integrated control solution for enhanced energy efficiency and user comfort in commercial buildings. The developed technology is a zone-based control framework that minimizes energy usage while maintaining occupants’ visual and thermal comfort through control of electric lights, motorized venetian blinds and thermostats. The control framework is designed following a modular, scalable and flexible architecture to facilitate easy integration with exiting building management systems. The control framework contains two key algorithms: 1) the lighting load balancing algorithm and 2) the thermostat control algorithm. The lighting load balancing algorithm adopts a model-based closed-loop control approach to determine the optimal electric light and venetian blind settings. It is formulated into an optimization problem with minimizing lighting-related energy consumptions as the objective and delivering adequate task light and preventing daylight glare as the constraints. The thermostat control algorithm is based on a well-established thermal comfort model and formulated as a root-finding problem to dynamically determine the optimal thermostat setpoint for both energy savings and improved thermal comfort. To address building-wide scalability, a system architecture was developed for the zone-based control technology. Three levels of services are defined in the architecture: external services, facility level services and zone level services. The zone-level service includes the control algorithms described above as well as the corresponding interfaces, profiles, sensors and actuators to realize the zone controller. The facility level services connect to the zones through a backbone network, handle supervisory level information and controls, and thus facilitate building-wide scalability. The external services provide communication capability to entities outside of the building for grid interaction and remote access. Various aspects of the developed control technology were evaluated and verified through both simulations and testbed implementations. Simulations coupling a DOE medium office reference building in EnergyPlus building simulation software and a prototype controller in Matlab were performed. During summer time in a mixed-humid climate zone, the simulations revealed reductions of 27% and 42% in electric lighting load and cooling load, respectively, when compared to an advanced base case with daylight dimming and blinds automatically tilted to block direct sun. Two single-room testbeds were established. The testbed at Philips Lighting business building (Rosemont, IL) was designed for quantifying energy performance of integrated controls. This particular implementation achieved 40% and 79% savings on lighting and HVAC energy, respectively, compared to a relatively simple base case operated on predefined schedules. While the resulting energy savings was very encouraging, it should be noted that there may be several caveats associated with it. 1) The test was run during late spring and early summer, and the savings numbers might not be directly used to extrapolate the annual energy savings. 2) Due to the needs for separate control and metering of the small-scale demonstrator within a large building, the HVAC system, hence the corresponding savings, did not represent a typical energy code-compliant design. 3) The light level in the control case was regulated at a particular setpoint, which was lower than then the full-on light level in the base case, and the savings resulted from tuning down the light level to the setpoint was not attributable to the contribution of the developed technology. The testbed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, CA) specifically focused on glare control integration, and has demonstrated the feasibility and capability of the glare detection and prevention technique. While the short one-month test in this testbed provided a functional indication of the developed technology, and it would require at least a full solstice-to-solstice cycle to ruinously quan

  2. Building

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

    DIV. Electricity Consumption and Expenditure Intensities by Census Division, 1999" ,"Electricity Consumption",,,"Electricity Expenditures" ,"per Building (thousand kWh)","per...

  3. Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings: Experiences and Results from the German funding Program SolarBau 

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    Herkel, S.; Lohnert, G.; Voss, K.; Wagner, A.

    2004-01-01

    Solar energy is receiving much more attention in building energy systems in recent years. Solar thermal utilization should be based on the integration of solar collectors into buildings. The facades of buildings can be ...

  4. Geothermal Energy

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    Steele, B.C.; Pichiarella, L.S. [eds.; Kane, L.S.; Henline, D.M.

    1995-01-01

    Geothermal Energy (GET) announces on a bimonthly basis the current worldwide information available on the technologies required for economic recovery of geothermal energy and its use as direct heat or for electric power production. This publication contains the abstracts of DOE reports, journal articles, conference papers, patents, theses, and monographs added to the Energy Science and Technology Database during the past two months.

  5. Application of Target Value Design to Energy Efficiency Investments

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    Lee, Hyun Woo

    2012-01-01

    Investments in Energy-efficient Building Retrofits. ”buildings and energy-efficient buildings, and they maintainof building systems. Energy Efficient Building: A building

  6. The Economics of Green Building

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

    2010-01-01

    cost savings in energy efficient buildings. To test for thisrisk inherent in energy efficient buildings. Importantly,of energy-efficient and sustainable buildings through

  7. Building Energy Monitoring and Analysis

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    Hong, Tianzhen

    2014-01-01

    Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. LBNL (2012).Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. UNEP (2009).Standard for Energy Efficiency of Public Buildings. Energy

  8. Analysis of federal policy options for improving US lighting energy efficiency: Commercial and residential buildings

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    Atkinson, B.A.; McMahon, J.E.; Mills, E.; Chan, P.; Chan, T.W.; Eto, J.H.; Jennings, J.D.; Koomey, J.G.; Lo, K.W.; Lecar, M.; Price, L.; Rubinstein, F.; Sezgen, O.; Wenzel, T.

    1992-12-01

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized the opportunity to achieve energy, economic, and environmental benefits by promoting energy-efficient lighting through federal policies, including lighting standards, financial incentives, and information programs. To assist in this process, the Office of Conservation and Renewable Energy`s Office of Codes and Standards invited Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory to assess prospective national impacts for a variety of policy options. Some progress has already been made in developing lighting policies at both the federal and state levels. The US DOE`s Office of Building Technologies has evaluated lighting efficiency incentives as part of its analysis for the National Energy Strategy. Fluorescent and incandescent lamp standards are included in the national Energy Policy Act of 1992 (P.L. 102-486, October 24, 1992). A few states have analyzed or implemented lamp and luminaire standards. Many policy-related issues merit further investigation. For example, there is considerable debate over issues such as mandatory or voluntary standards versus component labeling and other education-oriented strategies. Several different technologies are involved that interact with each other-lamps (incandescent, compact fluorescent, and HID), ballasts (for fluorescent and HID lamps), and fixtures with reflectors and lenses. Control systems and operation patterns must also be considered (timers, automated dimming, or occupancy sensors). Lighting applications are diverse, ranging from offices, restaurants, hallways, hospital operating rooms, to exterior lights. Lighting energy use influences heating and cooling requirements in buildings. Successful lighting system design must also address interactions between architectural design elements and daylighting availability. Proper system installation and ongoing operation and maintenance are crucial. The economic aspects of the preceding points must also be considered for policy making.

  9. Analysis of federal policy options for improving US lighting energy efficiency: Commercial and residential buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Atkinson, B.A.; McMahon, J.E.; Mills, E.; Chan, P.; Chan, T.W.; Eto, J.H.; Jennings, J.D.; Koomey, J.G.; Lo, K.W.; Lecar, M.; Price, L.; Rubinstein, F.; Sezgen, O.; Wenzel, T.

    1992-12-01

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized the opportunity to achieve energy, economic, and environmental benefits by promoting energy-efficient lighting through federal policies, including lighting standards, financial incentives, and information programs. To assist in this process, the Office of Conservation and Renewable Energy's Office of Codes and Standards invited Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory to assess prospective national impacts for a variety of policy options. Some progress has already been made in developing lighting policies at both the federal and state levels. The US DOE's Office of Building Technologies has evaluated lighting efficiency incentives as part of its analysis for the National Energy Strategy. Fluorescent and incandescent lamp standards are included in the national Energy Policy Act of 1992 (P.L. 102-486, October 24, 1992). A few states have analyzed or implemented lamp and luminaire standards. Many policy-related issues merit further investigation. For example, there is considerable debate over issues such as mandatory or voluntary standards versus component labeling and other education-oriented strategies. Several different technologies are involved that interact with each other-lamps (incandescent, compact fluorescent, and HID), ballasts (for fluorescent and HID lamps), and fixtures with reflectors and lenses. Control systems and operation patterns must also be considered (timers, automated dimming, or occupancy sensors). Lighting applications are diverse, ranging from offices, restaurants, hallways, hospital operating rooms, to exterior lights. Lighting energy use influences heating and cooling requirements in buildings. Successful lighting system design must also address interactions between architectural design elements and daylighting availability. Proper system installation and ongoing operation and maintenance are crucial. The economic aspects of the preceding points must also be considered for policy making.

  10. ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS PROGRAM Chapter from the Energy and Environment Division Annual Report 1980

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    Authors, Various

    2014-01-01

    for Conservation and Solar Energy, Office of Build- ings andsolar, and wind options for a given house, These algorithms include recent advances in build-

  11. Measured energy performance of a US-China demonstration energy-efficient office building

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    Xu, Peng; Huang, Joe; Jin, Ruidong; Yang, Guoxiong

    2006-01-01

    good benchmark energy consumption data for buildings, and (total energy consumption Although the measured data arelimited data available for building energy consumption in

  12. Modeling and Optimal Control Algorithm Design for HVAC Systems in Energy Efficient Buildings

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    Maasoumy, Mehdi

    2014-01-01

    Litz. Simulation of thermal building behaviour in modelica.of the 2nd International Modelica Conference, volume 154.building behaviour using Modelica. Mathematical and Computer

  13. Geothermal pipeline: Progress and development update geothermal progress monitor

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    1994-03-01

    This two-hour conference will provide information for audiences of school officials, designers, utility personnel, and others interested in economical, energy-efficient, and environmentally beneficial heating and cooling for schools. The April 28, 1994 teleconference will focus on applications of GHPs in school buildings, including elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. Program content will include case studies of successful GHP installations in a number of different building types and climates as well as interviews with designers, school administrators, and technical experts. Emphasis will be on the comfort, flexibility, economy, ease of maintenance, and other benefits of GHPs in schools. There will be opportunity for downsite participants to telephone questions to GHP authorities, experienced school administrators, designers, and installers who will be in the teleconference studio. This document also discusses a new funding cycle of the Geothermal Energy Program by the California Energy Commission and a shared energy savings project which recently received funding from the Corps of Engineers in Fort Polk, Louisiana.

  14. Energy Return On Investment of Engineered Geothermal Systems Data

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    Mansure, Chip

    2012-01-01

    The project provides an updated Energy Return on Investment (EROI) for Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS). Results incorporate Argonne National Laboratory's Life Cycle Assessment and base case assumptions consistent with other projects in the Analysis subprogram. EROI is a ratio of the energy delivered to the consumer to the energy consumed to build, operate, and decommission the facility. EROI is important in assessing the viability of energy alternatives. Currently EROI analyses of geothermal energy are either out-of-date, of uncertain methodology, or presented online with little supporting documentation. This data set is a collection of files documenting data used to calculate the Energy Return On Investment (EROI) of Engineered Geothermal Systems (EGS) and erratum to publications prior to the final report. Final report is available from the OSTI web site (http://www.osti.gov/geothermal/). Data in this collections includes the well designs used, input parameters for GETEM, a discussion of the energy needed to haul materials to the drill site, the baseline mud program, and a summary of the energy needed to drill each of the well designs. EROI is the ratio of the energy delivered to the customer to the energy consumed to construct, operate, and decommission the facility. Whereas efficiency is the ratio of the energy delivered to the customer to the energy extracted from the reservoir.

  15. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT (EECBG) - BETTER BUILDINGS NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRAM AT GREATER CINCINNATI ENERGY ALLIANCE Project Title: Home Performance with Energy Star® and Better Buildings Performance

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    Holzhauser, Andy; Jones, Chris; Faust, Jeremy; Meyer, Chris; Van Divender, Lisa

    2013-12-30

    The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (Energy Alliance) is a nonprofit economic development agency dedicated to helping Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky communities reduce energy consumption. The Energy Alliance has launched programs to educate homeowners, commercial property owners, and nonprofit organizations about energy efficiency opportunities they can use to drive energy use reductions and financial savings, while extending significant focus to creating/retaining jobs through these programs. The mission of the Energy Alliance is based on the premise that investment in energy efficiency can lead to transformative economic development in a region. With support from seven municipalities, the Energy Alliance began operation in early 2010 and has been among the fastest growing nonprofit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. The Energy Alliance offers two programs endorsed by the Department of Energy: the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program for homeowners and the Better Buildings Performance Program for commercial entities. Both programs couple expert guidance, project management, and education in energy efficiency best practices with incentives and innovative energy efficiency financing to help building owners effectively invest in the energy efficiency, comfort, health, longevity, and environmental impact of their residential or commercial buildings. The Energy Alliance has raised over $23 million of public and private capital to build a robust market for energy efficiency investment. Of the $23 million, $17 million was a direct grant from the Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP). The organization’s investments in energy efficiency projects in the residential and commercial sector have led to well over $50 million in direct economic activity and created over 375,000 hours of labor created or retained. In addition, over 250 workers have been trained through the Building Performance Training Center, a program that was developed and funded by the Energy Alliance and housed at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Nearly 100 residential and commercial contractors currently participate in the Energy Alliance’s two major programs, which have together served over 2,800 residential and 100 commercial customers. Additionally, the Energy Alliance established loan programs for homeowners, nonprofits and commercial businesses. The GC-HELP program was established to provide up to ten year low interest, unsecured loans to homeowners to cover the energy efficiency products they purchased through the Energy Alliance approved contractor base. To date the Energy Alliance has financed over $1 million in energy efficiency loans for homeowners, without any loans written off. The nonprofit business community is offered five year, fixed-interest rate loans through the Building Communities Loan Fund of $250,000. Additionally, the Energy Alliance has developed GC-PACE, a commercial financing tool that enables buildings owners to finance their energy upgrades through voluntary property assessments deploying low-interest extended-term capital from the bond market. The Energy Alliance and its partners are actively evaluating additional market-based financing solutions.

  16. Duct thermal performance models for large commercial buildings

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    Wray, Craig P.

    2003-01-01

    Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, EfficiencySummer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, EfficiencySummer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Efficiency

  17. Measured energy performance of a US-China demonstration energy-efficient office building

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    Xu, Peng; Huang, Joe; Jin, Ruidong; Yang, Guoxiong

    2006-01-01

    and renewable energy measures that might prove suitable to this building. The study explored two types

  18. Worldwide Status of Energy Standards for Buildings - Appendices

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    Janda, K.B.

    2008-01-01

    to increase energy efficiency in buildings: Infonnationto increase energy efficiency in buildings: Informationto increase energy efficiency in buildings: Information

  19. National Geothermal Summit

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Geothermal Energy Association hosts its annual National Geothermal Summit in Reno, Nevada, June 3-4, 2015.

  20. Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (Stone, Et Al., 1977) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Geothermal...

  1. Geothermal Literature Review At Roosevelt Hot Springs Geothermal...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Geothermal Literature Review At Roosevelt Hot Springs Geothermal Area (Faulder, 1991) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Geothermal...

  2. Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (Dahal, Et Al., 2012) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Geothermal...

  3. Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (Elston, Et Al., 1983) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Geothermal...

  4. Geothermal Literature Review At Roosevelt Hot Springs Geothermal...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Geothermal Literature Review At Roosevelt Hot Springs Geothermal Area (Petersen, 1975) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Geothermal...

  5. National Geothermal Data System - DOE Geothermal Data Repository...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    - DOE Geothermal Data Repository Presentation National Geothermal Data System - DOE Geothermal Data Repository Presentation Overview of the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS)...

  6. Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (Clemons, Et Al., 1988) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Geothermal...

  7. track 3: enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) | geothermal 2015...

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

    3: enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) | geothermal 2015 peer review track 3: enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) | geothermal 2015 peer review EGS technologies utilize directional...

  8. Recommendations for 15% Above ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Code-Compliant Building Energy Efficiency Measures for Small Office Buildings 

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    Kim, H.; Baltazar, J. C.; Haberl, J.; Yazdani, B.

    2012-01-01

    per 2009 IECC Section 501.2 15% Above-Code Analysis for Small Office, p.5 January 2012 Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M University Table 1. Base-Case Building Description Building Type Number of occupants = 73 Gross Area (sq. ft.) PNNL...-19341 (Thornton et al. 2010) Aspect Ratio PNNL-19341 (Thornton et al. 2010) Square shape Number of Floors PNNL-19341 (Thornton et al. 2010) Floor-to-Floor Height (ft.) ASHRAE 90.1-1989 13.7.1 Floor-to-Ceiling Height = 9 ft Orientation PNNL-19341...

  9. Geothermal Data Systems

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) has designed and tested a comprehensive, federated information system that will make geothermal data widely available. This new National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) will provide access to all types of geothermal data to enable geothermal analysis and widespread public use, thereby reducing the risk of geothermal energy development.

  10. Walmart - Saving Energy, Saving Money Through Comprehensive Retrofits, Commercial Building Energy Efficiency (Fact Sheet); Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2015-03-01

    Walmart partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 2009 to develop and demonstrate energy retrofits for existing buildings. The goal was to reduce energy consumption by at least 30% versus ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007, as part of DOE's Commercial Building Partnerships (CBP) Program. The project presented here, the retrofit of a 213,000 square foot store in Centennial, Colorado, withefficiency measures across multiple building systems, is part of Walmart's ongoing environmental sustainability program, which originated in 2005.

  11. GEOTHERMAL POWER GENERATION PLANT

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    Boyd, Tonya

    2013-12-01

    Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) drilled a deep geothermal well on campus (to 5,300 feet deep) which produced 196oF resource as part of the 2008 OIT Congressionally Directed Project. OIT will construct a geothermal power plant (estimated at 1.75 MWe gross output). The plant would provide 50 to 75 percent of the electricity demand on campus. Technical support for construction and operations will be provided by OIT’s Geo-Heat Center. The power plant will be housed adjacent to the existing heat exchange building on the south east corner of campus near the existing geothermal production wells used for heating campus. Cooling water will be supplied from the nearby cold water wells to a cooling tower or air cooling may be used, depending upon the type of plant selected. Using the flow obtained from the deep well, not only can energy be generated from the power plant, but the “waste” water will also be used to supplement space heating on campus. A pipeline will be construction from the well to the heat exchanger building, and then a discharge line will be construction around the east and north side of campus for anticipated use of the “waste” water by facilities in an adjacent sustainable energy park. An injection well will need to be drilled to handle the flow, as the campus existing injection wells are limited in capacity.

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

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    Donnelly, Kat A.

    2014-01-10

    The Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge (N2N) brought together a consortium of 14 leading clean energy rural, suburban, and low income communities throughout Connecticut. N2N was awarded $4.2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) competitive BetterBuildings Neighborhood Program on August 10, 2010 to run a two-year pilot program (plus one year of transition and evaluation) (Award No. EMCBC- 00969-10). N2N tested innovative program models and hypotheses for improving Connecticut’s existing residential energy efficiency programs that are overseen by the ratepayer fund board and administered by CT utilities. N2N’s original goal was to engage 10 percent of households in participating communities to reduce their energy usage by 20 percent through energy upgrades and clean energy measures. N2N planned for customers to complete more comprehensive whole-home energy efficiency and clean energy measures and to achieve broader penetration than existing utility-administered regulated programs. Since this was an ARRA award, we report the following figures on job creation in Table 1. Since N2N is not continuing in its current form, we do not provide figures on job retention. Table 1 N2N Job Creation by Quarter Jobs Created 2010 Q4 6.65 2011 Q1 7.13 2011 Q2 4.98 2011 Q3 9.66 2011 Q4 5.43 2012 Q1 11.11 2012 Q2 6.85 2012 Q3 6.29 2012 Q4 6.77 2013 Q1 5.57 2013 Q2 8.35 2013 Q3 6.52 Total 85.31 The N2N team encountered several gaps in the existing efficiency program performance that hindered meeting N2N’s and DOE’s short-term program goals, as well as the State of Connecticut’s long-term energy, efficiency, and carbon reduction goals. However, despite the slow program start, N2N found evidence of increasing upgrade uptake rates over time, due to delayed customer action of one to two years from N2N introduction to completion of deeper household upgrades. Two main social/behavioral principles have contributed to driving deeper upgrades in CT: 1. Word of mouth, where people share their experience with others, which leads to others to take action; and 2. Self-herding, where people follow past behavior, which leads to deeper and deeper actions within individual households.

  13. Iceland Geothermal Conference 2013 - Geothermal Policies and...

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    Iceland Geothermal Conference presentation on March 7, 2013 by Chief Engineer Jay Nathwani of the U.S. Department of Energys Geothermal Technologies Office. icelandgeothermalco...

  14. SMU Geothermal Conference 2011 - Geothermal Technologies Program...

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

    DOE Geothermal Technologies Program presentation at the SMU Geothermal Conference in June 2011. gtpsmuconferencereinhardt2011.pdf More Documents & Publications Low Temperature...

  15. Geothermal Energy Association Recognizes the National Geothermal...

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

    Development and Demonstration Projects for up to 78 Million to Promote Enhanced Geothermal Systems Geothermal energy, traditionally a baseload power source among renewables,...

  16. Energy Management in Small Commercial Buildings: A Look at How HVAC Contractors Can Deliver Energy Efficiency to this Segment

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    Hult, Erin; Granderson, Jessica; Mathew, Paul

    2014-07-01

    While buildings smaller than 50,000 sq ft account for nearly half of the energy used in US commercial buildings, energy efficiency programs to-date have primarily focused on larger buildings. Interviews with stakeholders and a review of the literature indicate interest in energy efficiency from the small commercial building sector, provided solutions are simple and low-cost. An approach to deliver energy management to small commercial buildings via HVAC contractors and preliminary demonstration findings are presented. The energy management package (EMP) developed includes five technical elements: benchmarking and analysis of monthly energy use; analysis of interval electricity data (if available), a one-hour onsite walkthrough, communication with the building owner, and checking of results. This data-driven approach tracks performance and identifies low-cost opportunities, using guidelines and worksheets for each element to streamline the delivery process and minimize the formal training required. This energy management approach is unique from, but often complementary to conventional quality maintenance or retrofit-focused programs targeting the small commercial segment. Because HVAC contractors already serve these clients, the transaction cost to market and deliver energy management services can be reduced to the order of hundreds of dollars per year. This business model, outlined briefly in this report, enables the offering to benefit the contractor and client even at the modest expected energy savings in small buildings. Results from a small-scale pilot of this approach validated that the EMP could be delivered by contractors in 4-8 hours per building per year, and that energy savings of 3-5percent are feasible through this approach.

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

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    Chaisuparasmikul, P.

    2006-01-01

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

  18. International Comparison of Energy Labeling and Standards for Energy Efficient and Green Buildings 

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    Hennicke, P.; Shrestha, S.; Schleicher, T.

    2011-01-01

    This paper discusses the approaches of the European Union, Germany and India to reduce GHG- emissions and mitigate climate change impacts from buildings through the establishment of energy performance standards and green building...

  19. Discussion of Problems in the Development of Building Energy Efficiency In China 

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    Liu, Y.; Fu, X.; Luo, Q.

    2006-01-01

    In the context that Chinese energy shortage is beginning to emerge and China is constructing an economical society, much attention is paid to building energy consumption by the Chinese government and common people. Therefore, Building Energy...

  20. Better Buildings Webinar: Making Utility Energy Efficiency Funds Work for You

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings will host a webinar on innovative collaborations with utilities to bring big energy savings to their building portfolios and help reduce utility peak electricity demand.

  1. Presented at the 2000 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 20-25, 2000 in Pacific Grove, CA, and published in the Proceedings.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    LBNL-46303 Presented at the 2000 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 20 of Energy`s (DOE) Office of Building Equipment combined DOE-2 results for a large set of prototypical commercial and residential buildings with data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) residential

  2. Building technologies

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Jackson, Roderick

    2014-07-14

    After growing up on construction sites, Roderick Jackson is now helping to make buildings nationwide far more energy efficient.

  3. Building technologies

    ScienceCinema (OSTI)

    Jackson, Roderick

    2014-07-15

    After growing up on construction sites, Roderick Jackson is now helping to make buildings nationwide far more energy efficient.

  4. Energy Efficiency Pilot Projects in Jaipur: Testing the Energy Conservation Building Code

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    Evans, Meredydd; Mathur, Jyotirmay; Yu, Sha

    2014-03-26

    The Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) in Jaipur, India is constructing two new buildings on its campus that allow it to test implementation of the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC), which Rajasthan made mandatory in 2011. PNNL has been working with MNIT to document progress on ECBC implementation in these buildings.

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

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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:FinancingPetroleum Based Fuels ResearchofDerivativeColdSealed Crawl11, Building Americapartners

  6. Geothermal Permeability Enhancement - Final Report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Joe Beall; Mark Walters

    2009-06-30

    The overall objective is to apply known permeability enhancement techniques to reduce the number of wells needed and demonstrate the applicability of the techniques to other undeveloped or under-developed fields. The Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) concept presented in this project enhances energy extraction from reduced permeability zones in the super-heated, vapor-dominated Aidlin Field of the The Geysers geothermal reservoir. Numerous geothermal reservoirs worldwide, over a wide temperature range, contain zones of low permeability which limit the development potential and the efficient recovery of heat from these reservoirs. Low permeability results from poorly connected fractures or the lack of fractures. The Enhanced Geothermal System concept presented here expands these technologies by applying and evaluating them in a systematic, integrated program.

  7. Geothermal Technologies Program Overview Presentation at Stanford...

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

    Overview Presentation at Stanford Geothermal Workshop Geothermal Technologies Program Overview Presentation at Stanford Geothermal Workshop General overview of Geothermal...

  8. Direct contact, binary fluid geothermal boiler

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Rapier, Pascal M. (Richmond, CA)

    1982-01-01

    Energy is extracted from geothermal brines by direct contact with a working fluid such as isobutane which is immiscible with the brine in a geothermal boiler. The geothermal boiler provides a distributor arrangement which efficiently contacts geothermal brine with the isobutane in order to prevent the entrainment of geothermal brine in the isobutane vapor which is directed to a turbine. Accordingly the problem of brine carry-over through the turbine causes corrosion and scaling thereof is eliminated. Additionally the heat exchanger includes straightening vanes for preventing startup and other temporary fluctuations in the transitional zone of the boiler from causing brine carryover into the turbine. Also a screen is provided in the heat exchanger to coalesce the working fluid and to assist in defining the location of the transitional zone where the geothermal brine and the isobutane are initially mixed.

  9. Session: Geopressured-Geothermal

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    Jelacic, Allan J.; Eaton, Ben A.; Shook, G. Michael; Birkinshaw, Kelly; Negus-de Wys, Jane

    1992-01-01

    This session at the Geothermal Energy Program Review X: Geothermal Energy and the Utility Market consisted of five presentations: ''Overview of Geopressured-Geothermal'' by Allan J. Jelacic; ''Geothermal Well Operations and Automation in a Competitive Market'' by Ben A. Eaton; ''Reservoir Modeling and Prediction at Pleasant Bayou Geopressured-Geothermal Reservoir'' by G. Michael Shook; ''Survey of California Geopressured-Geothermal'' by Kelly Birkinshaw; and ''Technology Transfer, Reaching the Market for Geopressured-Geothermal Resources'' by Jane Negus-de Wys.

  10. Research and Development Roadmap. Geothermal (Ground-Source) Heat Pumps

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    Goetzler, William; Guernsey, Matt; Kar, Rahul

    2012-10-01

    Roadmap identifying potential activities and technical innovations that may enable substantial improvements in residential and commercial Geothermal Heat Pumps (GHP) installed cost and/or efficiency.

  11. India’s R&D for Energy Efficient Buildings: Insights for U.S. Cooperation with India

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    Yu, Sha; Evans, Meredydd

    2010-06-01

    This report outlines India’s current activities and future plans in building energy efficiency R&D and deployment, and maps them with R&D activities under the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Program. The assessment, conducted by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in FY10, reviews major R&D programs in India including programs under the 11th Five-Year Plan, programs under the NEF, R&D and other programs under state agencies and ongoing projects in major research institutions .

  12. Chapter 5: Increasing Efficiency of Building Systems and Technologies | Building Technologies Office Potential Energy Savings Analysis Supplemental Information

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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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergyTher i n c i p a lCaribElectricSouthApplying caulk toRoadmaps Building Technologies

  13. Federal Geothermal Research Program Update - Fiscal Year 2004

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    Patrick Laney

    2005-03-01

    The Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessors have conducted research and development (R&D) in geothermal energy since 1971. The Geothermal Technologies Program (GTP) works in partnership with industry to establish geothermal energy as an economically competitive contributor to the U.S. energy supply. Geothermal energy production, a $1.5 billion a year industry, generates electricity or provides heat for direct use applications. The technologies developed by the Geothermal Technologies Program will provide the Nation with new sources of electricity that are highly reliable and cost competitive and do not add to America's air pollution or the emission of greenhouse gases. Geothermal electricity generation is not subject to fuel price volatility and supply disruptions from changes in global energy markets. Geothermal energy systems use a domestic and renewable source of energy. The Geothermal Technologies Program develops innovative technologies to find, access, and use the Nation's geothermal resources. These efforts include emphasis on Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) with continued R&D on geophysical and geochemical exploration technologies, improved drilling systems, and more efficient heat exchangers and condensers. The Geothermal Technologies Program is balanced between short-term goals of greater interest to industry, and long-term goals of importance to national energy interests. The program's research and development activities are expected to increase the number of new domestic geothermal fields, increase the success rate of geothermal well drilling, and reduce the costs of constructing and operating geothermal power plants. These improvements will increase the quantity of economically viable geothermal resources, leading in turn to an increased number of geothermal power facilities serving more energy demand. These new geothermal projects will take advantage of geothermal resources in locations where development is not currently possible or economical.

  14. Federal Geothermal Research Program Update Fiscal Year 2004

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    Not Available

    2005-03-01

    The Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessors have conducted research and development (R&D) in geothermal energy since 1971. The Geothermal Technologies Program (GTP) works in partnership with industry to establish geothermal energy as an economically competitive contributor to the U.S. energy supply. Geothermal energy production, a $1.5 billion a year industry, generates electricity or provides heat for direct use applications. The technologies developed by the Geothermal Technologies Program will provide the Nation with new sources of electricity that are highly reliable and cost competitive and do not add to America's air pollution or the emission of greenhouse gases. Geothermal electricity generation is not subject to fuel price volatility and supply disruptions from changes in global energy markets. Geothermal energy systems use a domestic and renewable source of energy. The Geothermal Technologies Program develops innovative technologies to find, access, and use the Nation's geothermal resources. These efforts include emphasis on Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) with continued R&D on geophysical and geochemical exploration technologies, improved drilling systems, and more efficient heat exchangers and condensers. The Geothermal Technologies Program is balanced between short-term goals of greater interest to industry, and long-term goals of importance to national energy interests. The program's research and development activities are expected to increase the number of new domestic geothermal fields, increase the success rate of geothermal well drilling, and reduce the costs of constructing and operating geothermal power plants. These improvements will increase the quantity of economically viable geothermal resources, leading in turn to an increased number of geothermal power facilities serving more energy demand. These new geothermal projects will take advantage of geothermal resources in locations where development is not currently possible or economical.

  15. Advanced Design and Commissioning Tools for Energy-Efficient Building Technologies

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Bauman, Fred; Webster, Tom; Zhang, Hui; Arens, Ed

    2012-01-01

    2009, the goal of net zero energy was reached. Referenceswas to make it a net zero-energy building. We obtained

  16. ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS PROGRAM. CHAPTER FROM ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT DIVISION ANNUAL REPORT 1978

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Sonderegger, R. C.

    2011-01-01

    1 dehyde Adhesives Organics Paint Mercury, Organics Previousof paint, var- nish, pesticides, and various organicorganics emitted from common building materials such as adhesives, sealants, paints,

  17. Advanced Controls and Communications for Demand Response and Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kiliccote, Sila; Piette, Mary Ann; Hansen, David

    2006-01-01

    buildings. A demand-side management framework from buildingthe integration of DR in demand-side management activitiesdevelopments. The demand-side management (DSM) framework

  18. ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS PROGRAM Chapter from the Energy and Environment Division Annual Report 1980

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Authors, Various

    2014-01-01

    1979, BUILDING ENERGY DATA, ANALYSIS AND DEMONSTRATION (Winkelmann • , • 4-iii Bui Energy Data Compi , Analysis, andReports The BuHding Energy Data Compilation, Analysis and

  19. Measured energy performance of a US-China demonstration energy-efficient office building

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Xu, Peng; Huang, Joe; Jin, Ruidong; Yang, Guoxiong

    2006-01-01

    heating is provided by district heating. The building isis heated from a district heating system that provides hotconverts the heat from district heating system to the hot

  20. High Impact Technologies Forum: Harnessing American Ingenuity and Innovation to Catalyze Building Efficiency

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Take advantage of DOE’s high impact technology programs, partnerships and products as we drive toward our building energy reduction goals.

  1. Green Buildings in Green Cities: Integrating Energy Efficiency into the Real Estate Industry

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Bardhan, Ashok; Kroll, Cynthia A.

    2011-01-01

    Sustainable Building. ” Real Estate Review. 39 (1: 3-22).Environmental Innovation in Real Estate Development Firms.of Office Leases,” Real Estate Research Institute. http://

  2. Enhanced Geothermal Systems Demonstration Projects

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Geothermal Technologies Office

    2013-08-06

    Several Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) demonstration projects are highlighted on this Geothermal Technologies Office Web page.

  3. on the Horizon Neutron imaging to advance energy efficiency in

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Pennycook, Steve

    , fuel cells, hydrogen stor- age, vehicle technologies, building technologies, and indus- trial, building technologies, manufacturing processes, geothermal systems, biofuels, and much more. Optimized

  4. Interactions between Energy Efficiency Programs funded under the Recovery Act and Utility Customer-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Goldman, Charles A.

    2011-01-01

    provide energy efficiency equipment and building measuresresearch. Energy Efficiency in Buildings We also categorizetargeting energy efficiency in buildings include grants,

  5. MEASURED ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT NEW COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS: RESULTS FROM THE BECA-CN DATA COMPILATION

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Piette, M.A.

    2010-01-01

    New Commereial Buildings; Data. Tables, Definitions, andto other com- mercial building data sets for bench marks. Wein analyzing whole-building data for commercial buildings

  6. Development of an Online Toolkit for Measuring Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Performance -- Scoping Study

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Wang, Na

    2013-03-13

    This study analyzes the market needs for building performance evaluation tools. It identifies the existing gaps and provides a roadmap for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a toolkit with which to optimize energy performance of a commercial building over its life cycle.

  7. A New Campus Building on Efficiency: University of California (UC) Merced Case Study

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2013-03-01

    The University of California (UC), Merced partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and implement solutions to retrofit two existing buildings to reduce energy consumption by at least 30% as part of DOE’s Commercial Buildings Partnerships (CBP) Program.

  8. Indiana/Geothermal | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    No geothermal projects listed. Add a geothermal project. Operational Geothermal Power Plants in Indiana No geothermal power plants listed. Add a geothermal energy generation...

  9. National Geothermal Summit

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) will be holding it’s fifth annual National Geothermal Summit on June 3-4 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, NV. The National Geothermal Summit is...

  10. Geothermal tomorrow 2008

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    None, None

    2009-01-18

    Contributors from the Geothermal Technologies Program and the geothermal community highlight the current status and activities of the Program and the development of the global resource of geothermal energy.

  11. Geothermal pipeline: Progress and development update, geothermal program monitor

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1995-02-01

    This paper is a progress and development update describing three projects in the U.S. which involve the use of geothermal energy and ground-source heat pumps. The first project is located at Fort Polk Army Base in Louisiana. Four thousand government housing units are being retrofitted with efficient ground-soured near Bend, Oregon.

  12. Geothermal probabilistic cost study

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Orren, L.H.; Ziman, G.M.; Jones, S.C.; Lee, T.K.; Noll, R.; Wilde, L.; Sadanand, V.

    1981-08-01

    A tool is presented to quantify the risks of geothermal projects, the Geothermal Probabilistic Cost Model (GPCM). The GPCM model is used to evaluate a geothermal reservoir for a binary-cycle electric plant at Heber, California. Three institutional aspects of the geothermal risk which can shift the risk among different agents are analyzed. The leasing of geothermal land, contracting between the producer and the user of the geothermal heat, and insurance against faulty performance are examined. (MHR)

  13. Retrofit Options for Increasing Energy Efficiency in Office Buildings- Methodology Review 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Pereira, N. C.

    2008-01-01

    Portuguese Buildings represent 35% of primary energy consumption in 2006, with non-residential sector representing almost half of this number globally and around 65% in Lisbon city. Expected to grow 5% yearly in this period, non...

  14. Energy efficient commercial buildings : a study of natural daylighting in the context of adaptive reuse

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Crowley, John Stephen

    1982-01-01

    Daylighting is a powerful design element which can have a dramatic impact on people's perception of space, physical and psychological well-being as well as a building's annual and daily energy requirements. Understanding ...

  15. Assessment of the thermal efficiency, structure and fire resistance of lightweight building systems for optimized design 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Amundarain, Aitor

    The use of lightweight building systems is very controversial as existing knowledge about their performance is limited. Not enough research has been conducted to determine the suitability of these modern construction ...

  16. A systematic approach to energy efficiency retrofit solutions for exsisting office buildings 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Shao,Y.

    2014-01-01

    Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Beijing, China, September 14-17, 2014 Integration of an analysis procedure carried out by a design team and a numerical optimization procedure by computer. The study provides a basis for embedding requirement...

  17. Guide to Geothermal Heat Pumps

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    None

    2011-02-01

    Geothermal heat pumps, also known as ground source heat pumps, geoexchange, water-source, earth-coupled, and earth energy heat pumps, take advantage of this resource and represent one of the most efficient and durable options on the market to heat and cool your home.

  18. Energy Return On Investment of Engineered Geothermal Systems Data

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

    Mansure, Chip

    EROI is a ratio of the energy delivered to the consumer to the energy consumed to build, operate, and decommission the facility. EROI is important in assessing the viability of energy alternatives. Currently EROI analyses of geothermal energy are either out-of-date, of uncertain methodology, or presented online with little supporting documentation. This data set is a collection of files documenting data used to calculate the Energy Return On Investment (EROI) of Engineered Geothermal Systems (EGS) and erratum to publications prior to the final report. Final report is available from the OSTI web site (http://www.osti.gov/geothermal/). Data in this collections includes the well designs used, input parameters for GETEM, a discussion of the energy needed to haul materials to the drill site, the baseline mud program, and a summary of the energy needed to drill each of the well designs. EROI is the ratio of the energy delivered to the customer to the energy consumed to construct, operate, and decommission the facility. Whereas efficiency is the ratio of the energy delivered to the customer to the energy extracted from the reservoir.

  19. Energy Return On Investment of Engineered Geothermal Systems Data

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

    Mansure, Chip

    2012-01-01

    EROI is a ratio of the energy delivered to the consumer to the energy consumed to build, operate, and decommission the facility. EROI is important in assessing the viability of energy alternatives. Currently EROI analyses of geothermal energy are either out-of-date, of uncertain methodology, or presented online with little supporting documentation. This data set is a collection of files documenting data used to calculate the Energy Return On Investment (EROI) of Engineered Geothermal Systems (EGS) and erratum to publications prior to the final report. Final report is available from the OSTI web site (http://www.osti.gov/geothermal/). Data in this collections includes the well designs used, input parameters for GETEM, a discussion of the energy needed to haul materials to the drill site, the baseline mud program, and a summary of the energy needed to drill each of the well designs. EROI is the ratio of the energy delivered to the customer to the energy consumed to construct, operate, and decommission the facility. Whereas efficiency is the ratio of the energy delivered to the customer to the energy extracted from the reservoir.

  20. Review and Recommendations of Existing Methods and Tools for Building Energy Analysis: Subtask 2.4 for the Southern Energy Efficiency Center 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kim, Hyojin; Verdict, Malcolm; Haberl, Jeff S.

    2009-01-01

    The Southern Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC) was established to substantially increase the deployment of high-performance “beyond-code” buildings across the southern region of the U.S. It is funded by the U.S. Department ...

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2005-08-01

    The guide book is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in the cold and very cold climates.

  2. Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 4; Builders and Buyers Handbook for Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in the Mixed-Humid Climate

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2005-09-01

    This guide book is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in the mixed-humid climate region.

  3. EnergyPlus Analysis Capabilities for Use in California Building Energy Efficiency Standards Development and Compliance Calculations

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hong, Tianzhen; Buhl, Fred; Haves, Philip

    2008-03-28

    California has been using DOE-2 as the main building energy analysis tool in the development of building energy efficiency standards (Title 24) and the code compliance calculations. However, DOE-2.1E is a mature program that is no longer supported by LBNL on contract to the USDOE, or by any other public or private entity. With no more significant updates in the modeling capabilities of DOE-2.1E during recent years, DOE-2.1E lacks the ability to model, with the necessary accuracy, a number of building technologies that have the potential to reduce significantly the energy consumption of buildings in California. DOE-2's legacy software code makes it difficult and time consuming to add new or enhance existing modeling features in DOE-2. Therefore the USDOE proposed to develop a new tool, EnergyPlus, which is intended to replace DOE-2 as the next generation building simulation tool. EnergyPlus inherited most of the useful features from DOE-2 and BLAST, and more significantly added new modeling capabilities far beyond DOE-2, BLAST, and other simulations tools currently available. With California's net zero energy goals for new residential buildings in 2020 and for new commercial buildings in 2030, California needs to evaluate and promote currently available best practice and emerging technologies to significantly reduce energy use of buildings for space cooling and heating, ventilating, refrigerating, lighting, and water heating. The California Energy Commission (CEC) needs to adopt a new building energy simulation program for developing and maintaining future versions of Title 24. Therefore, EnergyPlus became a good candidate to CEC for its use in developing and complying with future Title 24 upgrades. In 2004, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company contracted with ArchitecturalEnergy Corporation (AEC), Taylor Engineering, and GARD Analytics to evaluate EnergyPlus in its ability to model those energy efficiency measures specified in both the residential and nonresidential Alternative Calculation Method (ACM) of the Title-24 Standards. The AEC team identified gaps between EnergyPlus modeling capabilities and the requirements of Title 24 and ACMs. AEC's evaluation was based on the 2005 version of Title 24 and ACMs and the version 1.2.1 of EnergyPlus released on October 1, 2004. AEC's evaluation is useful for understanding the functionality and technical merits of EnergyPlus for implementing the performance-based compliance methods described in the ACMs. However, it did not study the performance of EnergyPlus in actually making building energy simulations for both the standard and proposed building designs, as is required for any software program to be certified by the CEC for use in doing Title-24 compliance calculations. In 2005, CEC funded LBNL to evaluate the use of EnergyPlus for compliance calculations by comparing the ACM accuracy test runs between DOE-2.1E and EnergyPlus. LBNL team identified key technical issues that must be addressed before EnergyPlus can be considered by the CEC for use in developing future Nonresidential Title-24 Standards or as an ACM tool. With Title 24 being updated to the 2008 version (which adds new requirements to the standards and ACMs), and EnergyPlus having been through several update cycles from version 1.2.1 to 2.1, it becomes crucial to review and update the previously identified gaps of EnergyPlus for use in Title 24, and more importantly to close the gaps which would help pave the way for EnergyPlus to be adopted as a Title 24 compliance ACM. With this as the key driving force, CEC funded LBNL in 2008 through this PIER (Public Interest Energy Research) project with the overall technical goal to expand development of EnergyPlus to provide for its use in Title-24 standard compliance and by CEC staff.

  4. Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (Witcher, Et Al., 2002) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Geothermal Literature Review At...

  5. National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) Geothermal Data Domain...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) Geothermal Data Domain: Assessment of Geothermal Community Data Needs Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library...

  6. Geothermal Literature Review At Long Valley Caldera Geothermal...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Geothermal Literature Review At Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area (Goldstein & Flexser, 1984) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity:...

  7. This report was supported by the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Building Technology, of the U.S. Department of

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    LBNL-42182 This report was supported by the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Building Technology, of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC03-76F, the Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency's Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2006-10-01

    This best practices guide is part of a series produced by Building America. The guide book is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% energy savings in the Marine climate region.

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2004-12-01

    This Building America Best Practices guide book is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in the hot and humid climate.

  10. To be presented at the 2000 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 20-25, 2000, Pacific Grove, CA

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    in commercial buildings, typically consuming nearly 40% of electric energy. By renovating older fluorescentLBNL-46009 L-220 To be presented at the 2000 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 20-25, 2000, Pacific Grove, CA This work was supported by the Assistant Secretary for Energy

  11. Green Buildings in Green Cities: Integrating Energy Efficiency into the Real Estate Industry

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Bardhan, Ashok; Kroll, Cynthia A.

    2011-01-01

    likelihood of investing in green design or energy efficienton the benefits of green design to commercial buildinginfluence the adoption of green design and energy efficiency

  12. Live Webinar on Better Buildings Case Competition: Energy Efficiency in the Restaurant Franchise Model Case Study

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "A Side of Savings: Energy Efficiency in the Restaurant Franchise Model Case Study."

  13. Green Buildings in Green Cities: Integrating Energy Efficiency into the Real Estate Industry

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Bardhan, Ashok; Kroll, Cynthia A.

    2011-01-01

    www.institutebe.com/clean-energy-finance/clean-energy-Consultant (energy) Consultant (finance) Developer/Owner/may choose to self-finance energy efficiency improvements.

  14. The B.E.A.M. Project: Building Efficient Architectural Models

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

    climate passive solar energy efficiency energy transference shading fuel Laws of Thermodynamics solar gain Energy Star label BTU, solar mass RESOURCES AND MATERIALS: Resources:...

  15. Demand Responsive and Energy Efficient Control Technologies and Strategies in Commercial Buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Piette, Mary Ann; Kiliccote, Sila

    2006-01-01

    Energy. “Benefits of Demand Response in Electricity MarketsEnergy Efficiency and Demand Response?7 3.1.Demand Response in Commercial

  16. Demand Responsive and Energy Efficient Control Technologies and Strategies in Commercial Buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Piette, Mary Ann; Kiliccote, Sila

    2006-01-01

    e-mail. [8] Peak Load Management Alliance, “Principles ofTable 2. Energy Efficiency, Daily Load Management and Demandefficiency, (2) daily peak load management and (3) dynamic,

  17. Advanced Controls and Communications for Demand Response and Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kiliccote, Sila; Piette, Mary Ann; Hansen, David

    2006-01-01

    e-mail. [7] The Peak Load Management Alliance, “Principlesefficiency, daily peak load management and event driven,efficiency and peak load management. This approach requires

  18. Green Buildings in Green Cities: Integrating Energy Efficiency into the Real Estate Industry

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Bardhan, Ashok; Kroll, Cynthia A.

    2011-01-01

    Consultants and energy service providers (including ESCOs—or service provider to evaluate energy and sustainabilitypoint of view of providers of energy efficiency services.

  19. Targeted Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluation Report: Neal Smith Federal Building, Des Moines, IA

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Fernandez, Nicholas; Goddard, James K.; Underhill, Ronald M.; Gowri, Krishnan

    2013-03-01

    This report summarizes the energy efficiency measures identified and implemented, and an analysis of the energy savings realized using low-cost/no-cost control system measures identified.

  20. Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned (Brochure)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2012-01-01

    This brochure presents the lessons learned from incorporating energy efficiency in the rebuilding and renovating of New Orleans K-12 schools after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.