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Ball State building massive geothermal system | Department of Energy  

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

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Ball State building massive geothermal system | Department of Energy  

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

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Colorado State Capitol Building Geothermal Program Geothermal Project |  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

State Capitol Building Geothermal Program Geothermal Project State Capitol Building Geothermal Program Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Colorado State Capitol Building Geothermal Program Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act - Geothermal Technologies Program: Ground Source Heat Pumps Project Type / Topic 2 Topic Area 1: Technology Demonstration Projects Project Description This building is approximately 100 years old, and much of the building is heated with expensive district steam and lacks sufficient central cooling. The requested funding pertains to Topic Area 1 Technology Demonstration Projects. Funding would be used for Phase I - Feasibility Study and Engineering Design, Phase II - Installation and Commissioning of Equipment, and Phase III - Operation, Data Collection, and Marketing. Geothermal energy provided by an open-loop ground source heat pump system and upgrades to the building HVAC systems will reduce consumption of electricity and utility steam created with natural gas. Additionally, comfort, operations and maintenance, and air quality will be improved as a result. It is anticipated that the open loop GHP system will require a 500-650 gpm water flow rate.

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Buildings Energy Efficiency  

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

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Oakland University Human Health Science Building Geothermal Heat...  

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Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Oakland University Human Health Science Building Geothermal Heat Pump Systems Project Type Topic 1 Recovery Act - Geothermal...

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Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency...  

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Energy Efficiency Meeting to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies...

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Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency...  

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Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America program held the Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting in Denver, Colorado, on...

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Energy Efficient Buildings Hub  

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

Henry C. Foley Henry C. Foley April 3, 2013 Presentation at the U.S. DOE Building Technologies Office Peer Review Meeting Purpose and Objectives * Problem Statement - Building energy efficiency has not increased in recent decades compared to other sectors especially transportation - Building component technologies have become more energy efficient but buildings as a whole have not * Impact of Project - A 20% reduction in commercial building energy use could save the nation four quads of energy annually * Project Focus - This is more than a technological challenge; the technology needed to achieve a 10% reduction in building energy use exists - The Hub approach is to comprehensively and systematically address

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Energy Efficient Buildings Hub  

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Office Peer Review Meeting Purpose and Objectives * Problem Statement - Building energy efficiency has not increased in recent decades compared to other sectors especially...

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Building Technologies Office: Energy Efficient Buildings Hub  

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Efficient Buildings Hub Efficient Buildings Hub This model of a renovated historic building-Building 661-in Philadelphia will house the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. The facility's renovation will serve as a best practices model for commercial building design, historic adaptive re-use, and energy efficiency innovation through continuous retrofit. 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 efficiency of commercial buildings. Established in 2011, the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub seeks to demonstrate how innovating technologies can help building owners and operators can save money by adopting energy efficient technologies and techniques. The goal is to enable the nation to cut energy use in the commercial buildings sector by 20% by 2020.

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PROGRESS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS  

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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

Wall, L.W.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Standards for Federal Buildings | Building...  

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Regulations Site Map Printable Version Development Adoption Compliance Regulations Determinations Federal Buildings Manufactured Housing Resource Center Energy Efficiency Standards...

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Building Technologies Office: Energy Efficient Buildings Hub  

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the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to promote regional job creation and economic growth while also improving the energy efficiency of commercial...

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Making Buildings Better: Indie Energy & the Geothermal Breakthrough |  

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

Making Buildings Better: Indie Energy & the Geothermal Breakthrough Making Buildings Better: Indie Energy & the Geothermal Breakthrough Making Buildings Better: Indie Energy & the Geothermal Breakthrough March 24, 2011 - 4:26pm Addthis April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs How does it work? By combining innovative drilling methods and the cost-effective, user-friendly Smart Geothermal Network, Indie Energy is reducing energy waste in buildings to save consumers money. Indie Energy Smart Geothermal(tm) for Buildings from Indie Energy on Vimeo For the last few weeks, we've told you about the launch of an "Entrepreneurial Mentor Corps," a one-year pilot program to connect clean energy startups with mentors who can help support these companies through early-stage challenges and increase their chance for success. The

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Klamath Apartment Buildings (13) Space Heating Low Temperature Geothermal  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Apartment Buildings (13) Space Heating Low Temperature Geothermal Apartment Buildings (13) Space Heating Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Jump to: navigation, search Name Klamath Apartment Buildings (13) Space Heating Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Facility Klamath Apartment Buildings (13) Sector Geothermal energy Type Space Heating Location Klamath Falls, Oregon Coordinates 42.224867°, -121.7816704° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[]}

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Energy Efficiency Standards for State Buildings | Department...  

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Energy Efficiency Standards for State Buildings Energy Efficiency Standards for State Buildings Savings For Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial...

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PROGRESS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS  

SciTech Connect

Recent accomplishments in buildings energy research by the diverse groups in the Energy Efficient Buildings Program at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) are summarized. We review technological progress in the areas of ventilation and indoor air quality, buildings energy performance, computer modeling, windows, and artificial lighting. The need for actual consumption data to track accurately the improving energy efficiency of buildings is being addressed by the Buildings Energy Data (BED) Group at LBL. We summarize results to date from our Building Energy Use Compilation and Analysis (BECA) studies, which include time trends in the energy consumption of new commercial and new residential buildings, the measured savings being attained by both commercial and residential retrofits, and the cost-effectiveness of buildings energy conservation measures. We also examine recent comparisons of predicted vs. actual energy usage/savings, and present the case for building energy use labels.

Wall, L.W.; Rosenfeld, A.H.

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Buildings Energy Efficiency Policy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

· Emphasized lighting · Insulation, HVAC, motors, windows also significant · Savings typically 1-10% per al., 2009, ACEEE #12;Building Energy Rating & Disclosure · Two states: California and Washington · Five cities: Austin, DC, NYC, San Francisco, Seattle · Coverage will extend to 60,000 buildings & 4.1B

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Energy Efficiency: Transportation and Buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a condensed version of the American Physical Society's 2008 analysis of energy efficiency in the transportation and buildings sectors in the United States with updated numbers. In addition to presenting technical findings

Michael S. Lubell; Burton Richter

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Green Building- Efficient Life Cycle  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy saving does not just apply to traffic, production or agriculture. Buildings are also contributing to the climate change. The focus here is on the energy they use and on their CO2 emissions. Each year, Siemens invests more than two billion euros in the appropriate research and development. For customers, this means that Siemens is already providing them with energy efficient solutions that save resources and reduce emissions. Siemens Real Estate (SRE) has taken on the task of ensuring that Siemens AG will become 20 percent more energy efficient by 2011, and it has turned an efficiency program for existing real estate, which has been in existence since 2005, into an integrated green building initiative. This initiative comprises 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 emphasis to be placed on the different questions in each project phase and each phase of a buildings life and for them to be answered in a targeted manner. Sustainable Building Design comes into effect during the tasking and preliminary planning phase of a building project; and, by providing a specially developed sustainability manual, it helps with the definition of target values and the drawing up of efficiency strategies for the planning of the building. The manual epitomizes, and sets out clearly, the attitude of SRE to all building-specific sustainability matters. In addition, it is used in the offering of rewards for project competitions. As a result, through a selection of different energy-efficiency measures that have been roughly conceived beforehand, the primary energy consumption can already be restricted in the project definition phase. Life Cycle Cost Analysis comes into effect when the blueprint for buildings is being drawn up. Up to now, when components and systems were being chosen, the main focus was usually on the investment costs involved. By using a cost tool developed specifically to meet the needs of the company, SRE will in future be able to estimate the component-specific utilization costs such as cleaning, maintenance, and the use of energy at an early planning stage. Green Building Certification is used in building projects during the planning and implementation phase, and it thus ensures the quality of the new real estate over the long term. Siemens is implementing the Green Building Program of the European Commission in new building projects and renovation work in EU countries. In all other countries that are not taking part in the EU Green Building Program, SRE uses certification in accordance with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). In the LEED certification, a transparent and easy-to-use catalog of criteria is employed to make an assessment of the use of energy and other aspects of sustainability, such as the selection of the plot of land, the efficient use of water, the quality of air within buildings, and the selection of materials. This ensures that a neutral and independent assessment is made of all new building and large-scale renovation projects. The action program Natural Resources Management rounds off the range of measures in the area of existing real estate. The aim of the program is to identify and highlight all latent efficiency potential in existing buildings. This includes, for instance, modernizing the control equipment used for the heating and ventilation systems. This entails replacing electrical power units with more efficient models, and retrofitting fans and pumps with frequency converters. Sixty buildings have now been inspected, and savings of almost eight million Euros have been achieved. The average payback period is less than two years. One example of this is an old Siemens building from the 1970s at the Munich-Perlach site. Through energy optimization, it has been possible to cu

Kohns, R.

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Improving the Energy Efficiency...  

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Share this resource Send a link to Building Technologies Office: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office:...

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

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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.

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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.

NONE

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Worldwide Energy Efficiency Action through Capacity Building...  

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

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Efficient thermal energy distribution in commercial buildings...  

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Efficient thermal energy distribution in commercial buildings -- Final Report Title Efficient thermal energy distribution in commercial buildings -- Final Report Publication Type...

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Maximum Building Energy Efficiency Research Laboratory secures...  

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

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Building Energy Efficiency Technologies - Energy Innovation Portal  

Building Energy Efficiency Technology Marketing Summaries Here youll find marketing summaries of building energy efficiency technologies available for licensing ...

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Energy Efficient Buildings Hub | Department of Energy  

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

Energy Efficient Buildings Hub Energy Efficient Buildings Hub Energy Efficient Buildings Hub This model of a renovated historic building-Building 661-in Philadelphia will house the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. The facility's renovation will serve as a best practices model for commercial building design, historic adaptive re-use, and energy efficiency innovation through continuous retrofit. 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 efficiency of commercial buildings. Established in 2011, the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub seeks to demonstrate how innovating technologies can help building owners and operators can save money by adopting energy efficient technologies and

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Energy Efficiency and Green Building Standards for State Buildings |  

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

Energy Efficiency and Green Building Standards for State Buildings Energy Efficiency and Green Building Standards for State Buildings Energy Efficiency and Green Building Standards for State Buildings < Back Eligibility State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Bioenergy Manufacturing Buying & Making Electricity Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating Water Water Heating Wind Program Info State Wisconsin Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider State of Wisconsin Department of Administration In March, 2006, Wisconsin enacted SB 459, the Energy Efficiency and Renewables Act. With respect to energy efficiency, this bill requires the Department of Administration (DOA) to prescribe and annually review energy

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Energy Efficient Buildings Hub | Department of Energy  

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Efficient Buildings Hub Efficient Buildings Hub Energy Efficient Buildings Hub August 1, 2010 - 4:27pm Addthis This model of a renovated historic building -- Building 661 -- in Philadelphia will house the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. The facility’s renovation will serve as a best practices model for commercial building design, historic adaptive re-use, and energy efficiency innovation through continuous retrofit. This model of a renovated historic building -- Building 661 -- in Philadelphia will house the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. The facility's renovation will serve as a best practices model for commercial building design, historic adaptive re-use, and energy efficiency innovation through continuous retrofit. The Department's Energy Innovation Hubs are helping to advance promising

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Energy Efficient Buildings Hub | Department of Energy  

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

Energy Efficient Buildings Hub Energy Efficient Buildings Hub Energy Efficient Buildings Hub August 1, 2010 - 4:27pm Addthis This model of a renovated historic building -- Building 661 -- in Philadelphia will house the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. The facility’s renovation will serve as a best practices model for commercial building design, historic adaptive re-use, and energy efficiency innovation through continuous retrofit. This model of a renovated historic building -- Building 661 -- in Philadelphia will house the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. The facility's renovation will serve as a best practices model for commercial building design, historic adaptive re-use, and energy efficiency innovation through continuous retrofit. The Department's Energy Innovation Hubs are helping to advance promising

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Mainstreaming Building Energy Efficiency Codes in Developing...  

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

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Building Technologies Office: Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholde...  

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to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder's Meeting - Spring 2011 on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office:...

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Building Technologies Office: Residential Energy Efficiency Technical...  

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to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update Meeting - Summer 2011 on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office:...

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Building Technologies Office: Operate and Maintain Efficient...  

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strategy for improving energy efficiency in commercial buildings. Every building's energy consumption can benefit from rigorous operations and maintenance (O&M) practices....

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Energy Efficiency Standards for State Buildings | Department...  

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

Standards for State Buildings Energy Efficiency Standards for State Buildings Eligibility State Government Savings For Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial...

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Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Glossary Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency > Residential Buildings Energy Intensities > Table 4 Total Square Feet of U.S. Housing Units

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Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page > Energy Intensities > Table 8b Glossary U.S. Residential Buildings Primary Energy Intensity

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Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments...  

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

Building Energy Efficiency Investments in Twenty-Two States Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments in Twenty-Two States June 27, 2012 - 6:55pm Addthis...

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Energy Efficiency Standards for Manufactured Housing | Building...  

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Regulations Determinations Federal Buildings Manufactured Housing Resource Center Energy Efficiency Standards for Manufactured Housing Section 413 of the Energy...

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Building Energy-Efficiency Evaluation & Labeling Technologies...  

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

Efficiency Evaluation & Labeling Technologies in China Building Energy-Efficiency Evaluation & Labeling Technologies in China Information on the function, basis, and value of...

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Energy efficiency buildings program, FY 1980  

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

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal Blog  

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

blog Office of Energy Efficiency & blog Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Forrestal Building 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 en Geothermal Energy: A Glance Back and a Leap Forward http://energy.gov/eere/articles/geothermal-energy-glance-back-and-leap-forward geothermal-energy-glance-back-and-leap-forward" class="title-link"> Geothermal Energy: A Glance Back and a Leap Forward

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Geothermal News  

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

news Office of Energy Efficiency & news Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Forrestal Building 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 en Nevada Deploys First U.S. Commercial, Grid-Connected Enhanced Geothermal System http://energy.gov/articles/nevada-deploys-first-us-commercial-grid-connected-enhanced-geothermal-system geothermal-system" class="title-link">Nevada Deploys First U.S. Commercial, Grid-Connected Enhanced Geothermal System

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Energy Efficiency in State Buildings (Michigan) | Open Energy...  

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

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Improving Real World Efficiency of High Performance Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

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Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Residential Energy Efficiency  

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Residential Residential Energy Efficiency Solutions: From Innovation to Market Transformation Conference, July 2012 to someone by E-mail Share Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Residential Energy Efficiency Solutions: From Innovation to Market Transformation Conference, July 2012 on Facebook Tweet about Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Residential Energy Efficiency Solutions: From Innovation to Market Transformation Conference, July 2012 on Twitter Bookmark Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Residential Energy Efficiency Solutions: From Innovation to Market Transformation Conference, July 2012 on Google Bookmark Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Residential Energy Efficiency Solutions: From Innovation to Market Transformation Conference, July 2012 on Delicious

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

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

Efficiency and Emerging Technologies Information about appliance standards, building energy codes, ENERGY STAR program and tax incentives for building efficiency....

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

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

Better Buildings Challenge is Expanding, Improving Energy Efficiency Throughout America Better Buildings Challenge is Expanding, Improving Energy Efficiency Throughout America...

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Commercial Building Energy Efficiency and Efficient Technologies Guidebook  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Commercial buildings account for 18% of all energy use in the United States and about 27% of energy use in buildings. Improving overall energy efficiency in this sector remains challenging due to the diversity of building types and equipment, especially since business operators are focused on their core business operating issues and lack familiarity with means for improving energy efficiency. This guidebook provides basic information on how commercial buildings use energy today and suggests opportunities...

2008-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Building Energy Efficiency and Efficient Technologies Guidebook  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Commercial buildings account for 18 of all energy use in the United States and about 27 of energy use in buildings. Improving overall energy efficiency in this sector remains challenging due to the diversity of building types and equipment, especially since business operators are focused on their core business operating issues and lack familiarity with means for improving energy efficiency. This guidebook provides basic information on how commercial buildings use energy today and suggests opportunities f...

2008-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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California Energy Efficiency Evaluation Protocols | Building...  

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bpCaliforniaEnergyEfficiencyEvaluationProtocols.pdf Document Details Affiliation: California Public Utilities Commission Focus: Adoption Compliance Building Type: Commercial...

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Building Energy Efficiency Success Stories - Energy Innovation ...  

Building Energy Efficiency Success Stories These success stories highlight some of the effective licensing and partnership activity between laboratories and industry ...

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Building Technologies Office: Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholde...  

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Stakeholder's Meeting - Spring 2011 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America program held the Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder's Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia,...

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Building Technologies Office: Residential Energy Efficiency Technical...  

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Technical Update Meeting - Summer 2011 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America program held the Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update Meeting in Denver,...

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Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page > Energy Intensities >Table 7a Glossary U.S. Residential Housing Primary Page Last Revised: July 2009

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Building Energy Efficiency Technologies Available for ...  

Building Energy Efficiency Technologies Available for Licensing U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories and participating research institutions have technologies ...

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Building Technologies Office: National Residential Efficiency...  

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at all levels. The data from the efficiency measures database is used in the Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) software. Benefits The National Retrofit Measures Database...

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Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page > Energy Intensities > Table 5c Glossary U.S. Residential Housing Site Page Last Revised: July 2009

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Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page > Energy Intensities >Table 7b Glossary U.S. Residential Housing Primary Energy Intensity

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Building Efficiency Report | Department of Energy  

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

Building Efficiency Report Building Efficiency Report Building Efficiency Report Buildings use 40% of total energy in the United States - more than either the industrial or transportation sectors. Technical improvements and cost reductions (see Appendix 3) in building materials, components and energy management systems are enabling progress in reducing the nation's energy consumption and consequent greenhouse gas emissions with payback periods as low as 24 months. With responsibility and funding for the nation's largest set of building energy-related research, development and deployment programs, the Department of Energy (DOE) should lead efforts to ensure building energy efficiency is a national priority. One of the most important things DOE can do to reduce the country's energy use and dependence on fossil fuels is to actively lead the national

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Building Efficiency Report | Department of Energy  

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

Building Efficiency Report Building Efficiency Report Building Efficiency Report Buildings use 40% of total energy in the United States - more than either the industrial or transportation sectors. Technical improvements and cost reductions (see Appendix 3) in building materials, components and energy management systems are enabling progress in reducing the nation's energy consumption and consequent greenhouse gas emissions with payback periods as low as 24 months. With responsibility and funding for the nation's largest set of building energy-related research, development and deployment programs, the Department of Energy (DOE) should lead efforts to ensure building energy efficiency is a national priority. One of the most important things DOE can do to reduce the country's energy use and dependence on fossil fuels is to actively lead the national

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Energy efficient buildings: A world of possibilities  

SciTech Connect

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

Kuliasha, M.A.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Building Code for Commercial Buildings in Sri Lanka  

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1.1.1 To encourage energy efficient design or retrofit of commercial buildings so that they may be constructed, operated, and maintained in a manner that reduces the use of energy without constraining the building function, the comfort, health, or the productivity of the occupants and with appropriate regard for economic considerations. 1.1.2 To provide criterion and minimum standards for energy efficiency in the design or retrofit of commercial buildings and provide methods for determining compliance with them. 1.1.3 To encourage energy efficient designs that exceed these criterion and minimum standards.

Busch, John; Greenberg, Steve; Rubinstein, Francis; Denver, Andrea; Rawner, Esther; Franconi, Ellen; Huang, Joe; Neils, Danielle

2000-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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build more efficient electrical grids, and  

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build more efficient electrical grids, and advance clean energy research build more efficient electrical grids, and advance clean energy research and development (R&D). The new action plan also places a greater emphasis on energy efficiency. Accomplishments to date under the CED include: (1) completing the final phase of the Weyburn-Midale Carbon Dioxide Monitoring and Storage Project, which focuses on best practices for the safe and permanent storage of carbon dioxide (CO 2

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2008 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS  

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energy values energy savings greater during periods of likely peak demand, such as hot summer weekday and service hot water needs of residential buildings. Outdoor lighting, including parking lots and garages

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Building Technologies Office: Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder  

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Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting - Spring 2012 Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting - Spring 2012 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America program held the second annual Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting on February 29-March 2, 2012, in Austin, Texas. At this meeting, hundreds of building industry professionals came together to share their perspective on the most current innovation projects in the residential buildings sector. This meeting provided an opportunity for researchers and industry stakeholders to showcase and discuss the latest in cutting-edge, energy-efficient residential building technologies and practices. The meeting also included working sessions from each Standing Technical Committee (STC), which outlined work that will best assist in overcoming technical challenges and delivering Building America research results to the market. Learn more about the STCs and the research planning process.

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ImBuild: Impact of building energy efficiency programs  

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As part of measuring the impact of government programs on improving the energy efficiency of the Nation`s building stock, the Department of Energy Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs (BTS) is interested in assessing the economic impacts of its portfolio of programs, specifically the potential impact on national employment and income. The special-purpose version of the IMPLAN model used in this study is called ImBuild. In comparison with simple economic multiplier approaches, such as Department of Commerce RIMS 2 system, ImBuild allows for more complete and automated analysis of the economic impacts of energy efficiency investments in buildings. ImBuild is also easier to use than existing macroeconomic simulation models. The authors conducted an analysis of three sample BTS energy programs: the residential generator-absorber heat exchange gas heat pump (GAX heat pump), the low power sulfur lamp (LPSL) in residential and commercial applications, and the Building America program. The GAX heat pump would address the market for the high-efficiency residential combined heating and cooling systems. The LPSL would replace some highly efficient fluorescent commercial lighting. Building America seeks to improve the energy efficiency of new factory-built, modular, manufactured, and small-volume, site-built homes through use of systems engineering concepts and early incorporation of new products and processes, and by increasing the demand for more energy-efficient homes. The authors analyze a scenario for market penetration of each of these technologies devised for BTS programs reported in the BTS GPRA Metrics Estimates, FY99 Budget Request, December 19, 1997. 46 figs., 4 tabs.

Scott, M.J.; Hostick, D.J.; Belzer, D.B.

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building on Efficiency | Department of Energy  

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

Building on Efficiency Building on Efficiency Building on Efficiency May 4, 2012 - 3:59pm Addthis Heather Zichal Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Ed. Note: This entry is cross-posted from the White House blog. We're excited about the expansion of the Green Button program, and developers should be sure to check out Apps for Energy, our Green Button app development challenge. 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.

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Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Education Project  

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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.

None

2013-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficient County Buildings Realizing Money  

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Efficient County Buildings Realizing Money and Energy-Saving Opportunities About IBTS IBTS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps governments provide high-quality,...

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Windows for energy efficient buildings  

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Information is compiled and reviewed on energy efficient windows. The status, support organization, and descriptions of some research, development, demonstration, and applications program of energy efficient windows are presented. Information about contract opportunities and recently awarded contracts is included. New products, materials, components, patents, and legislation are summarized. Information on industry organizations, literature, publications, and reports is included. A matrix of numerical performance data of window thermal barriers is presented. (MCW)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Public Displays of Efficiency  

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Public Displays of Efficiency to someone by E-mail Share Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Public Displays of Efficiency on Facebook Tweet about Better Buildings Neighborhood...

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

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

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

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Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages Title Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages Publication Type Report Year of...

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Building Technologies Office: Investing in an Energy Efficient...  

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Building Technologies Office: Investing in an Energy Efficient Future to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Investing in an Energy Efficient Future on Facebook...

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Building Technologies Office: Key Activities in Energy Efficiency  

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Energy Efficiency to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Key Activities in Energy Efficiency on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Key Activities...

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Energy Demands and Efficiency Strategies in Data Center Buildings  

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Energy Demands and Efficiency Strategies in Data Center Buildings Title Energy Demands and Efficiency Strategies in Data Center Buildings Publication Type Thesis Year of...

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"Recovery Act: Advanced Energy Efficient BuildingTechnologies...  

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

"Recovery Act: Advanced Energy Efficient BuildingTechnologies" "Recovery Act: Advanced Energy Efficient BuildingTechnologies" Description of a FOA funding oppourtunity with funds...

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buildings efficiency cbecs | OpenEI  

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buildings efficiency cbecs buildings efficiency cbecs Dataset Summary Description Source NREL Date Released July 28th, 2010 (4 years ago) Date Updated July 28th, 2010 (4 years ago) Keywords buildings efficiency cbecs Data Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period License License Other or unspecified, see optional comment below Comment Rate this dataset Usefulness of the metadata Average vote Your vote Usefulness of the dataset Average vote Your vote Ease of access Average vote Your vote Overall rating Average vote Your vote Comments 1 comment Read more If you rate this dataset, your published comment will include your rating. Syndicate content 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation: XID: 2142256151

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Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Why Energy Efficiency Upgrades  

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About About Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Why Energy Efficiency Upgrades to someone by E-mail Share Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Why Energy Efficiency Upgrades on Facebook Tweet about Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Why Energy Efficiency Upgrades on Twitter Bookmark Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Why Energy Efficiency Upgrades on Google Bookmark Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Why Energy Efficiency Upgrades on Delicious Rank Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Why Energy Efficiency Upgrades on Digg Find More places to share Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Why Energy Efficiency Upgrades on AddThis.com... Our History Related Federal Programs Why Energy Efficiency Upgrades

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TOPIC Brief BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Additional Efficiency  

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Additional Efficiency Additional Efficiency Package Options in the 2012 IECC Commercial Provisions TOPIC BRIEF 1 Additional Efficiency Package Options in the 2012 IECC Commercial Provisions Section C406, Additional Efficiency Package Options, is a new requirement that appears in the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) commercial provisions. Section C406 provides three sets of provisions, one of which must be applied. T his section is intended to achieve additional energy efficiency in commercial buildings designed to meet the 2012 IECC while at the same time providing flexibility to the designer in terms of how that energy efficiency is achieved. Designers may choose to include more efficient HVAC equipment than required by the rest of the 2012 IECC, more

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MEP to Support New Building-Efficiency Research Center  

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

2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Realizing Building End-Use Efficiency with Ermerging Technologies  

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

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

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Building Technologies Office: Standard Energy Efficiency Data Platform  

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

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Building Technologies Office: Energy-Efficient Window Air Conditioner  

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Energy-Efficient Window Energy-Efficient Window Air Conditioner Ratings Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Energy-Efficient Window Air Conditioner Ratings Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Energy-Efficient Window Air Conditioner Ratings Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Energy-Efficient Window Air Conditioner Ratings Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Energy-Efficient Window Air Conditioner Ratings Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Energy-Efficient Window Air Conditioner Ratings Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Energy-Efficient Window Air Conditioner Ratings Research Project on

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NREL/OAS-Regional Building Efficiency Workshop | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NREL/OAS-Regional Building Efficiency Workshop NREL/OAS-Regional Building Efficiency Workshop < NREL Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: NREL/OAS-Regional Building Efficiency Workshop Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Organization of American States (OAS) Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings, Buildings - Commercial, Buildings - Residential, Water Conservation Resource Type: Presentation, Training materials, Online calculator Website: www.nrel.gov/international/ Language: English References: NREL/OAS-Regional Building Efficiency Workshop[1] "NREL/OAS staff held a regional four-day training workshop to provide selected personnel with detailed knowledge of how to conduct a building efficiency audit. Topics covered included lighting, water conservation,

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

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Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned (Brochure), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned...

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

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

Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned (Brochure), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned...

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Sault Tribe Building Efficiency Energy Audits  

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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.

Holt, Jeffrey W.

2013-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: High Efficiency, Low Emission Supermarket  

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High Efficiency, Low High Efficiency, Low Emission Supermarket Refrigeration Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: High Efficiency, Low Emission Supermarket Refrigeration Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: High Efficiency, Low Emission Supermarket Refrigeration Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: High Efficiency, Low Emission Supermarket Refrigeration Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: High Efficiency, Low Emission Supermarket Refrigeration Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: High Efficiency, Low Emission Supermarket Refrigeration Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: High

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Model Predictive Control for Energy Efficient Buildings  

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Building thermal loadThe building thermal load predictor. . . . . . . .of Figures 1.1 Classification schematic for building MPC

Ma, Yudong

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the Energy Efficiency of Residential Buildings | Department of  

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

Residential Buildings Residential Buildings Improving the Energy Efficiency of Residential Buildings Visitors Tour Solar Decathlon Homes Featuring the Latest in Energy Efficient Building Technology. Learn More Visitors Tour Solar Decathlon Homes Featuring the Latest in Energy Efficient Building Technology. Learn More The Building Technologies Office (BTO) collaborates with the residential building industry to improve the energy efficiency of both new and existing homes. By developing, demonstrating, and deploying cost-effective solutions, BTO strives to reduce energy consumption across the residential building sector by at least 50%. Research and Development Conduct research that focuses on engineering solutions to design, test, and

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Energy Efficiency Program for State Government Buildings | Department...  

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

Program for State Government Buildings Energy Efficiency Program for State Government Buildings Eligibility State Government Savings For Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization...

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Energy Efficiency and Green Building Standards for State Buildings...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

State Buildings Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Applicable Sector State Government Eligible Technologies Comprehensive MeasuresWhole Building, Biomass,...

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Building Energy-Efficiency Evaluation & Labeling Technologies in China  

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

Efficiency Evaluation& Efficiency Evaluation& Labeling Technologies in China China Academy of Building Research Building Environment and Energy Efficiency May 2011 Main Contents : 1. Background 2. Building Energy-Efficiency Evaluation & Labeling Methods Technical Guideline for Civil Building Energy-efficiency Evaluation & Labeling (Trial) 3. Main Problems in Evaluation 4. Next Step ---- Key Compiling Points of National Industry Standard: " Technical Standard for Building Energy-efficiency Labeling" 1 Background 1.1 Function of Building Energy-efficiency Labeling Show the building energy-consumption and enhance market transparency. Promote building energy-saving, reflect the differences between different buildings , promote the development of high-energy saving buildings.

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Energy Efficient County Buildings Realizing Money  

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Efficient County Buildings Realizing Money and Energy-Saving Opportunities About IBTS IBTS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps governments provide high-quality, cost-effective services, manage risk, and meet new challenges through public/non-profit partnerships. Established to provide unbiased professional services, IBTS is committed to promoting enduring solutions to strengthen communities, enhancing trust and confidence in governance, and empowering people to serve communities -- all with the goal of lessening the

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Energy Efficiency Standards for Public Buildings | Department of Energy  

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Efficiency Standards for Public Buildings Efficiency Standards for Public Buildings Energy Efficiency Standards for Public Buildings < Back Eligibility State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State Idaho Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider Idaho Office of Energy Resources In May 2008, Idaho enacted HB 422 (the Energy Efficient State Building Act) to reduce the amount of energy consumed by state facilities. To the extent feasible and practical, all major facility projects must be designed, constructed and certified to meet a target of at least 10% to 30% better efficiency than a comparable building on a similar site. A major facility

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

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

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Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation  

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SmartMarket Report Produced with support from Energy Efficient Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation Funding provided by U.S. Department of Energy...

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Building Technologies Office: State and Local Energy Efficiency...  

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State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network on Facebook Tweet about...

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EnergyPlus Boosts Building Efficiency with Help from Autodesk...  

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

in building energy-efficiency codes and standards, in voluntary rating programs like LEED and GreenGlobes, and energy-efficiency incentive programs. For decades, the Energy...

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Energy Efficient Retrofits and Green Building Practices  

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According to the recent survey more and more concern being expressed throughout the Middle East regions that the power generation companies are suffering with shortage of power during the peek hours and consequently unable to meet the power demand. 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 that 65% of electricity is consumed by Air Conditioning System resulting average energy consumption by 250kWh/year/sqmeter of a residential complex.

Rahman, M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Best Practices: Policies for Building Efficiency and Emerging Technologies  

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

Best Practices: Policies for Building Best Practices: Policies for Building Efficiency and Emerging Technologies Richard H. Karney, P.E. Senior Technical Advisor Emerging Technologies Team Office of Building Technologies Topics * U.S. policies on building energy efficiency: Appliance standards, building energy codes, ENERGY STAR program, and tax incentives * Development of improved technologies * The influence of new technologies on energy efficiency policy Appliance Standards Over 50 products are covered by DOE's appliance standards program. These are known as "covered products." * Covered products are responsible for 82% of residential building energy consumption, 67% of commercial building energy consumption, and

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Energy-Efficient Building Standards for State Facilities | Department of  

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

Energy-Efficient Building Standards for State Facilities Energy-Efficient Building Standards for State Facilities Energy-Efficient Building Standards for State Facilities < Back Eligibility State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Manufacturing Buying & Making Electricity Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating Water Water Heating Wind Program Info State Maine Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider State Energy Program Via Executive Order 27, Maine requires that construction or renovation of state buildings must incorporate "green building" standards that would achieve "significant" energy efficiency and environmental sustainability,

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Energy Efficient State Building Initiative | Department of Energy  

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

Efficient State Building Initiative Efficient State Building Initiative Energy Efficient State Building Initiative < Back Eligibility State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Bioenergy Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating Buying & Making Electricity Water Water Heating Wind Program Info State Indiana Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider Department of Administration In June 2008, Governor Mitch Daniels issued an executive order establishing an energy efficient state buildings initiative. The order requires the Indiana Department of Administration (DOA) to develop design standards for all new state buildings which require a cost-effectiveness analysis of the

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State Building Energy Efficiency Program | Department of Energy  

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State Building Energy Efficiency Program State Building Energy Efficiency Program State Building Energy Efficiency Program < Back Eligibility State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State Utah Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider State of Utah Department of Administrative Services On March 17, 2006, [http://www.le.state.ut.us/~2006/bills/hbillenr/hb0080.pdf House Bill 80] was enacted in Utah, requiring the Division of Facilities Construction and Management to administer the State Building Energy Efficiency Program. The Division is responsible for developing guidelines, incentives and procedures for energy efficiency and reduction of costs in state

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Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings |  

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Energy Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings October 4, 2013 - 4:51pm Addthis 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 with energy reduction requirements agencies should follow a few basic steps: Benchmark buildings Conduct energy audits Create an action plan Monitor progress. This is a cyclical process that will need to be continually updated. For meeting water use reduction requirements in buildings, see Water Efficiency. Benchmark Buildings The first step in managing a building stock's sustainability is to benchmark buildings. Benchmarking allows buildings to be compared for

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Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings |  

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

Program Areas » Sustainable Buildings & Campuses » Energy Program Areas » Sustainable Buildings & Campuses » Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings October 4, 2013 - 4:51pm Addthis 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 with energy reduction requirements agencies should follow a few basic steps: Benchmark buildings Conduct energy audits Create an action plan Monitor progress. This is a cyclical process that will need to be continually updated. For meeting water use reduction requirements in buildings, see Water Efficiency. Benchmark Buildings The first step in managing a building stock's sustainability is to

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Worldwide Energy Efficiency Action through Capacity Building and Training  

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Worldwide Energy Efficiency Action through Capacity Building and Training Worldwide Energy Efficiency Action through Capacity Building and Training (WEACT) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Worldwide Energy Efficiency Action through Capacity Building and Training (WEACT) Name Worldwide Energy Efficiency Action through Capacity Building and Training (WEACT) Agency/Company /Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory, The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency Topics Background analysis Resource Type Training materials Website http://www.nrel.gov/ce/ipeec/w Country Mexico, India UN Region Northern America References Worldwide Energy Efficiency Action through Capacity Building and Training (WEACT)[1] Abstract Included are training materials for the Worldwide Energy Efficiency Action through Capacity Building & Training (WEACT) Workshop in Mexico City, 28-30 September 2010.

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Model Predictive Control for Energy Efficient Buildings  

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Energy Savings. In: Energy and Buildings 40.7 (2008), pp.Thermal Dynamics. In: Energy and Buildings 47 (Apr. 2011),Storage Systems. In: Energy and Buildings 35.2 (2003), pp.

Ma, Yudong

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Obama Administration Launches $130 Million Building Energy Efficiency  

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

Launches $130 Million Building Energy Launches $130 Million Building Energy Efficiency Effort Obama Administration Launches $130 Million Building Energy Efficiency Effort February 12, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - The Obama Administration today announced a multi-agency initiative to spur regional economic growth while making buildings more energy efficient. Seven federal agencies today issued a combined Funding Opportunity Announcement of up to $129.7 million over five years to create a regional research center that will develop new building efficiency technologies and work with local partners to implement the technologies in area buildings. Buildings account for nearly 40 percent of U.S. energy consumption and carbon emissions. Improvements in building efficiency will provide significant benefits - reducing energy use, lowering utility bills and

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Improving the Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings | Department of  

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

Commercial Buildings Commercial Buildings Improving the Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings Engaging Industry Leaders to Deploy Energy Saving Tools, Technologies and Best Practices Learn More Engaging Industry Leaders to Deploy Energy Saving Tools, Technologies and Best Practices Learn More The Building Technologies Office (BTO) works with the commercial building industry to accelerate the uptake of energy efficiency technologies and techniques in both existing and new commercial buildings. By developing, demonstrating, and deploying cost-effective solutions, BTO strives to reduce energy consumption across the commercial building sector by at least 1,600 TBtu. Key Tools and Resources Use the guides, case studies, and other tools developed by the DOE

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Building Technologies Office: Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholde...  

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

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Efficient Finite Element Modeling of Shallow Geothermal Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a finite element modeling technique for double U-tube borehole heat exchangers (BHE) and the surrounding soil mass. Focus is placed on presenting numerical analyses describing the capability of a BHE model, previously introduced by ... Keywords: Geothermic, BHE, Heat transfer

Rafid Al-Khoury

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades Help Build Better Neighborhoods | Department of  

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

Efficiency Upgrades Help Build Better Neighborhoods Efficiency Upgrades Help Build Better Neighborhoods Energy Efficiency Upgrades Help Build Better Neighborhoods May 6, 2013 - 4:55pm Addthis In neighborhoods all across the country, the Energy Department's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program is helping families and business owners make energy efficiency upgrades that are saving them money and improving the comfort of our buildings. | Photo by Ed Hancock, NREL. In neighborhoods all across the country, the Energy Department's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program is helping families and business owners make energy efficiency upgrades that are saving them money and improving the comfort of our buildings. | Photo by Ed Hancock, NREL. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades Help Build Better Neighborhoods | Department of  

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades Help Build Better Neighborhoods 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 country, the Energy Department's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program is helping families and business owners make energy efficiency upgrades that are saving them money and improving the comfort of our buildings. | Photo by Ed Hancock, NREL. In neighborhoods all across the country, the Energy Department's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program is helping families and business owners make energy efficiency upgrades that are saving them money and improving the comfort of our buildings. | Photo by Ed Hancock, NREL. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs

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Southeast Enertgy Efficiency Alliance's Building Energy Codes Project  

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

SEEA's Building Energy Codes SEEA's Building Energy Codes Program Jenah Zweig Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) jzweig@seealliance.org, 404-602-9663 April 2, 2013 Significant energy efficiency advancements are underway in the Southeast 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: The Southeast needs targeted energy codes adoption, implementation and compliance support Step 3: Compliance Step 2: Implementation Step 1: Adoption 3 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov

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Southeast Enertgy Efficiency Alliance's Building Energy Codes Project  

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SEEA's Building Energy Codes SEEA's Building Energy Codes Program Jenah Zweig Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) jzweig@seealliance.org, 404-602-9663 April 2, 2013 Significant energy efficiency advancements are underway in the Southeast 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: The Southeast needs targeted energy codes adoption, implementation and compliance support Step 3: Compliance Step 2: Implementation Step 1: Adoption 3 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov

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121

Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned  

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

Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned (Brochure), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned (Brochure), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) 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. 51989.pdf More Documents & Publications Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned (Brochure), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Rising Above the Water: New Orleans Implements Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Practices Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (Fact Sheet), Integrated Deployment: Disaster Recovery (ID)

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Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned  

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

Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned (Brochure), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned (Brochure), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) 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. 51639.pdf More Documents & Publications Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned (Brochure), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Rising Above the Water: New Orleans Implements Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Practices Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (Fact Sheet), Integrated Deployment: Disaster Recovery (ID)

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Mainstreaming Building Energy Efficiency Codes in Developing Countries:  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Mainstreaming Building Energy Efficiency Codes in Developing Countries: Mainstreaming Building Energy Efficiency Codes in Developing Countries: Global Experiences and Lessons from Early Adopters Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Mainstreaming Building Energy Efficiency Codes in Developing Countries: Global Experiences and Lessons from Early Adopters Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.ecn.nl/fileadmin/ecn/units/bs/IEC/LCDS_presentation_082010.pdf Mainstreaming Building Energy Efficiency Codes in Developing Countries: Global Experiences and Lessons from Early Adopters Screenshot References: Building Energy Efficiency[1] Summary "This report summarizes the findings of an extensive literature survey of

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City of Asheville - Efficiency Standards for City Buildings | Department of  

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Asheville - Efficiency Standards for City Buildings Asheville - Efficiency Standards for City Buildings City of Asheville - Efficiency Standards for City Buildings < Back Eligibility Local Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Bioenergy Manufacturing Buying & Making Electricity Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating Water Water Heating Wind Program Info State North Carolina Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider City of Asheville 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 until the city reaches an 80%

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Eagle County - Eagle County Efficient Building Code (ECO-Green Build) |  

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

Eagle County - Eagle County Efficient Building Code (ECO-Green Eagle County - Eagle County Efficient Building Code (ECO-Green Build) Eagle County - Eagle County Efficient Building Code (ECO-Green Build) < Back Eligibility Commercial Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State Colorado Program Type Building Energy Code Provider Eagle County In an effort to reduce county-wide energy consumption and improve the environment, Eagle County established their own efficient building code (ECO-Green Build) which applies to all new construction and renovations/additions over 50% of the existing floor area of single-family and multifamily residences, and commercial buildings.

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Financing Turnkey Efficiency Solutions for Small Buildings and Small Portfolios  

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

Financing Turnkey Efficiency Financing Turnkey Efficiency Solutions for Small Buildings and Small Portfolios Rois Langner NREL Rois.Langner@nrel.gov 303-275-4329 April 4, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: Disproportionate transaction costs, lack of purchasing power, financial risk, insufficient organizational capacity, and lack of technical expertise inhibit the adoption of energy efficiency measures in the small building and small portfolio (SBSP) sector at

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Energy Efficient Buildings Hub | Department of Energy  

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Buildings Hub (EEB Hub) team is taking a "living lab" approach, working in a 30,000-square-foot building in the Navy Yard, where they are testing how different technologies...

128

Cost and benefit of energy efficient buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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 ...

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Operate and Maintain Efficient...  

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Commercial Buildings Photo of an equipment room in a high-rise commercial office building with red and green equipment. Proper O&M is a cost-effective strategy for...

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Energy Efficiency Standards for Public Buildings (Idaho) | Open...  

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on Facebook icon Twitter icon Energy Efficiency Standards for Public Buildings (Idaho) This is the approved revision of this page, as well as being the most recent. Jump...

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

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

governments, businesses, and homeowners save money on their utility bills by putting the technology to work," said U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. "Energy efficient buildings...

132

Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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.

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

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LIGHTING EFFICIENCY FEASIBILITY STUDY OF THREE OHIO UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS.  

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??This thesis aims to evaluate the lighting efficiency of three Ohio University campus buildings. The primary research question is: What are the short- versus long-term (more)

Kariyeva, Jahan

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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Innovative Office Buildings for Improved Energy Efficiency and...  

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Innovative Office Buildings for Improved Energy Efficiency and User Comfort: Lessons from Germany Speaker(s): Oliver Baumann Robert Himmler Stefan Plesser Date: October 20, 2005 -...

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DOE Announces Selections from Energy Efficient Building Technologies...  

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University Title: Improved Design of Motors for Increased Efficiency in Residential & Commercial Buildings Project Value: 1,084,710 Applicant Cost Share: 29% Duration: 36...

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Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations  

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

Granderson, Jessica

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Driving Transformation to Energy Efficient Buildings:Policies and Actions |  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Driving Transformation to Energy Efficient Buildings:Policies and Actions Driving Transformation to Energy Efficient Buildings:Policies and Actions Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Driving Transformation to Energy Efficient Buildings:Policies and Actions Agency/Company /Organization: Johnson Controls Sector: Climate, Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Topics: Implementation, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Publications Website: www.institutebe.com/ Cost: Free Driving Transformation to Energy Efficient Buildings:Policies and Actions Screenshot References: Driving Transformation to Energy Efficient Buildings:Policies and Actions[1] "The aim of this paper is to review policy options available for policymakers in developing countries that can accelerate energy efficiency improvements in the built environment and track results over time. It

139

Energy efficiency indicators for high electric-load buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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.

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

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Students Develop Innovative Solutions for Energy Efficient Buildings |  

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

Students Develop Innovative Solutions for Energy Efficient Students Develop Innovative Solutions for Energy Efficient Buildings Students Develop Innovative Solutions for Energy Efficient Buildings March 12, 2013 - 4:45pm Addthis Student teams present their ideas for improving commercial building efficiency before a panel of commercial real estate and energy experts. | Photo courtesy of Jessie Knapstein, the Energy Department. Student teams present their ideas for improving commercial building efficiency before a panel of commercial real estate and energy experts. | Photo courtesy of Jessie Knapstein, the Energy Department. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What does this project do? The Better Buildings Case Competition challenges university students to develop innovative solutions to common efficiency problems that

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Tax Incentives for Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Commercial Buildings |  

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

Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Commercial Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Commercial Buildings Tax Incentives for Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Commercial Buildings 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 these savings. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT) offered businesses tax deductions for the costs of improving the energy efficiency of commercial buildings. The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 extended provisions in EPACT. The following tax incentives are available under this act. Deduction of the Cost of Energy-Efficient Property Installed in Commercial Buildings Make quick calculations of the estimated energy cost savings from

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DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Efficiency Competitions, Better Buildings  

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Energy Efficiency Competitions, Better Energy Efficiency Competitions, Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines, and More DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Efficiency Competitions, Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines, and More October 30, 2013 - 3:04pm Addthis EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars November 5: Live Webinar on Intra-organization Energy Efficiency Competitions Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Better Buildings Initiative The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled

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Energy efficient buildings in Qingdao, China.  

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?? At present, an important task for Chinese governments at all levels is to save energy and reduce pollutant emissions. The task of buildings energy (more)

Tengteng, Sun

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficient Buildings Hub | Department of Energy  

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

of both new and existing buildings while also stimulating private investment and quality job creation. Focused on existing average size commercial and multi-family residential...

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Energy Efficiency in State Buildings | Department of Energy  

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

Energy Efficiency in State Buildings Energy Efficiency in State Buildings Energy Efficiency in State Buildings < Back Eligibility State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Bioenergy Manufacturing Buying & Making Electricity Solar Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating Water Water Heating Wind Program Info State Michigan Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider Michigan Department of Management and Budget In October 2008, the Michigan legislature enacted a series of bills addressing several components of the state's energy markets. Among the enacted laws was Public Act (P.A.) 295, which renewed and revised the

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Better Buildings Challenge is Expanding, Improving Energy Efficiency  

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

Better Buildings Challenge is Expanding, Improving Energy Better Buildings Challenge is Expanding, Improving Energy Efficiency Throughout America Better Buildings Challenge is Expanding, Improving Energy Efficiency Throughout America December 5, 2013 - 4:36pm Addthis Industry and government officials discuss the Better Buildings Challenge expansion at the White House earlier this week. | Photo courtesy of Department of Housing and Urban Development Industry and government officials discuss the Better Buildings Challenge expansion at the White House earlier this week. | Photo courtesy of Department of Housing and Urban Development Maria Tikoff Vargas Director, Department of Energy Better Buildings Challenge MORE RESOURCES Read the press release about the Better Buildings expansion Learn more about Better Buildings Accelerators

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Building Energy Efficiency Standards in Hong Kong and Mainland China  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper investigates building energy efficiency standards in Hong Kong and mainland China. Building energy regulations are placed in the context of broad trends in energy supply and demand, and of energy policy. The paper offers an overview of the requirements of specific energy-efficiency laws and codes for buildings, and discusses how these requirements affect building design. While its fundamental economic policy approach emphasizes free markets and minimum government intervention, Hong Kong has developed building energy codes for commercial and other buildings largely in response to the energy and environmental concerns. Mandatory code for building envelope was enforced since 1995; energy codes for building services were developed and implemented on a voluntary basis in recent years. Performance-based compliance options and better integration of the codes are needed for future development.

Sam C. M. Hui; Grove California

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Analysis of the Russian Market for Building Energy Efficiency  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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.

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

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OpenEI - buildings efficiency cbecs  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Commercial Building Commercial Building Profiles http://en.openei.org/datasets/node/41

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Appendices of an appraisal for the use of geothermal energy in state-owned buildings in Colorado. Section E. Glenwood Springs  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The State Highway Department Buildings in Glenwood Springs have been evaluated in this appraisal for the use of geothermal energy in state-owned buildings. Glenwood Springs is the location of surface hot springs and has been assessed by various parties for several geothermal applications. The Glenwood Highway Department Buildings consist of an office building and a maintenance garage. These two building140 gpm. currently use an array of natural gas forced air furnaces and electric heaters for space/heating purpose; a propane unit is used for one water heater. Retrofit engineering for geothermal heating is based upon a central plate-in-frame heat exchanger coupled to several fan coil heaters and unit heaters. Design heating can be accomplished with 150/sup 0/F geothermal water at 140 gpm. The geothermal energy economics are evaluated for a single deep well, with and without a proration of the total production well cost for the required 140 gpm out of the 1000 gpm production capacity. Only the prorated well cost option provides an economically feasible geothermal system. The feasibility, therefore, depends on the use of the excess geothermal water by private or municipal facilities. The principal institutional/environmental issue for a geothermal heating sytem for the Highway Department Buildings is the question of whether or not the states owns the geothermal rights on the state property.

Meyer, R.T.; Coe, B.A.; Dick, J.D.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Efficiency Policies (BEEP) Database | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Building Energy Efficiency Policies (BEEP) Database Building Energy Efficiency Policies (BEEP) Database Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Building Energy Efficiency Policies (BEEP) Database Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Topics: Best Practices Website: www.sustainablebuildingscentre.org/pages/beep Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/building-energy-efficiency-policies-b Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Financial Incentives,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Training & Education Regulations: "Building Certification,Building Codes,Enabling Legislation,Energy Standards,Incandescent Phase-Out" is not in the list of possible values (Agriculture Efficiency Requirements, Appliance & Equipment Standards and Required Labeling, Audit Requirements, Building Certification, Building Codes, Cost Recovery/Allocation, Emissions Mitigation Scheme, Emissions Standards, Enabling Legislation, Energy Standards, Feebates, Feed-in Tariffs, Fuel Efficiency Standards, Incandescent Phase-Out, Mandates/Targets, Net Metering & Interconnection, Resource Integration Planning, Safety Standards, Upgrade Requirements, Utility/Electricity Service Costs) for this property.

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Whole Building Efficiency for Whole Foods: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reference book on geothermal direct use  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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.

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

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How Design Efficiency, Operation and Occupant Behavior Impact Building  

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How Design Efficiency, Operation and Occupant Behavior Impact Building How Design Efficiency, Operation and Occupant Behavior Impact Building Energy Use Speaker(s): Hung-Wen (Richard) Lin Date: January 17, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Tianzhen Hong Measured energy use of buildings demonstrates large discrepancies even between buildings with the same function and located in similar climates. Among various factors contributing to the discrepancies, occupant behavior is found to be a key factor. How occupants set the comfort criteria, interact with building components and systems, and respond to environmental discomfort directly affects the operation of buildings and thus their energy use. On the other hand, it is also important to find out what sort of design methods can reduce building consumption in new and existing

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Building Technologies Office: Improving the Energy Efficiency...  

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demonstrating, and deploying cost-effective solutions, BTO strives to reduce energy consumption across the commercial building sector by at least 1,600 TBtu. Photo of the National...

156

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Bardhan, Ashok; Kroll, Cynthia A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Revisiting the 'Buy versus Build' Decision for Publicly Owned Utilities in California Considering Wind and Geothermal Resources  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The last two decades have seen a dramatic increase in the market share of independent, nonutility 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. Very little of this debate, however, has focused specifically on publicly owned electric utilities, and with few exceptions, renewable sources of supply have received similarly scant attention. Contrary to historical treatment, however, the buy versus build debate is quite relevant to publicly owned 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 article looks at a publicly owned utility's decision to buy or build new renewable energy capacity--specifically wind and geothermal power--in California. To examine the economic aspects of this decision, we used 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. We focus on wind and geothermal because both resources are abundant and, in some cases, potentially economic in California. Our analysis is not intended to provide precise estimates of the levelized cost of electricity from wind projects and geothermal plants; nor is our intent to compare the levelized costs of wind and geothermal power to one another. Instead, our intent is simply to compare the costs of buying wind or geothermal power to the costs of building and operating wind or geothermal capacity under various scenarios. Of course, the ultimate decision to buy or build cannot and should not rest solely on a comparison of the levelized cost of electricity. Thus, in addition to quantitative analysis, we also include a qualitative discussion of several important features of the ''buy versus build'' decision not reflected in the economic analysis.

Bolinger, Mark; Wiser, Ryan; Golove, William

2001-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

158

Securing America's Future with Energy Efficient Buildings | Department of  

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

Securing America's Future with Energy Efficient Buildings Securing America's Future with Energy Efficient Buildings Securing America's Future with Energy Efficient Buildings What We Do We lead a vast network of research and industry partners to continually develop innovative, cost-effective energy saving solutions-better products, better new homes, better ways to improve older homes, and better buildings in which we work, shop, and lead our everyday lives. Why It Matters Energy efficiency is a low cost way to save money, support job growth, reduce pollution, and improve the competitiveness of our businesses. Our homes, offices, schools, hospitals, restaurants, and stores consume a lot of energy-and money. We spend more than $400 billion each year to power our homes and commercial buildings, consuming more than 70% of all

159

Pursuing Energy Efficiency From Building Simulation to Portfolio Analysis  

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Pursuing Energy Efficiency From Building Simulation to Portfolio Analysis Pursuing Energy Efficiency From Building Simulation to Portfolio Analysis Speaker(s): Paul Mathew Date: January 4, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Stephen Wiel Dr. Mathew's presentation will describe two aspects of energy efficiency and sustainable design, viewed from the perspective of market transformation: 1. Building Simulation: case study on the use of detailed energy simulation for evaluating advanced building systems and building integrated energy systems, using DOE-2 and a CAD-integrated, heat-balance-based energy simulation tool developed by Dr. Mathew at CMU. 2. Energy Portfolio Analysis: a "curve-based" actuarial approach for modeling and valuing large portfolios of energy efficiency projects and tools that were developed at Enron to support this business strategy

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Updated Buildings Sector Appliance and Equipment Costs and Efficiency  

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

Full report (4.1 mb) Full report (4.1 mb) Heating, cooling, & water heating equipment Appendix A - Technology Forecast Updates - Residential and Commercial Building Technologies - Reference Case (1.9 mb) Appendix B - Technology Forecast Updates - Residential and Commercial Building Technologies - Advanced Case (1.3 mb) Lighting and commercial ventilation & refrigeration equipment Appendix C - Technology Forecast Updates - Residential and Commercial Building Technologies - Reference Case (1.1 mb) Appendix D - Technology Forecast Updates - Residential and Commercial Building Technologies - Advanced Case (1.1 mb) Updated Buildings Sector Appliance and Equipment Costs and Efficiency Release date: August 7, 2013 Energy used in the residential and commercial sectors provides a wide range

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161

Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments in  

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

Building Energy Efficiency Investments Building Energy Efficiency Investments in Twenty-Two States Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments in Twenty-Two States June 27, 2012 - 6:55pm Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department today announced new investments in state-led energy efficiency projects, supporting the Obama Administration's commitment to reduce building energy costs and transfer those savings directly to taxpayers. The Energy Department, through its State Energy Program, awarded nearly $14 million to 22 states and territories to conduct energy efficiency upgrades in public facilities and develop local policies and programs to help reduce energy waste and save taxpayer money. These investments are part of the Energy Department's national strategy to

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The Challenge: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Across the  

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The Challenge: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Across The Challenge: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Across the Nation The Challenge: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Across the Nation June 20, 2012 - 1:49pm Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy On the Energy Savers Blog, we talk a lot about what people can do at home to save money on their energy bills so they can use it on other things that enrich their lives. But businesses across the country are also taking steps to improve their energy efficiency -- steps that reduce costs for American companies, saving millions of dollars and making the U.S. economy more competitive. The Energy Department announced last week that six new major companies have joined the Better Buildings Challenge, which encourages leaders across the

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The Challenge: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Across the  

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The Challenge: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Across The Challenge: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Across the Nation The Challenge: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Across the Nation June 20, 2012 - 1:49pm Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy On the Energy Savers Blog, we talk a lot about what people can do at home to save money on their energy bills so they can use it on other things that enrich their lives. But businesses across the country are also taking steps to improve their energy efficiency -- steps that reduce costs for American companies, saving millions of dollars and making the U.S. economy more competitive. The Energy Department announced last week that six new major companies have joined the Better Buildings Challenge, which encourages leaders across the

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Local Option - Property Tax Assessment for Energy Efficient Buildings |  

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Local Option - Property Tax Assessment for Energy Efficient Local Option - Property Tax Assessment for Energy Efficient Buildings Local Option - Property Tax Assessment for Energy Efficient Buildings < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Industrial Institutional Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State Virginia Program Type Property Tax Incentive Provider Virginia Department of Taxation In March 2008, Virginia enacted legislation that would allow local jurisdictions to assess the property tax of energy efficient buildings at a reduced rate. Under this law, eligible energy-efficient buildings, not including the real property on which they are located, may be considered a

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'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Builds Efficiently | Department of Energy  

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'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Builds Efficiently 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Builds Efficiently 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Builds Efficiently February 12, 2010 - 9:30am Addthis Joshua DeLung You may recall this post on Energy Empowers, which previewed an upcoming episode of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" where the U.S. Department of Energy collaborated with builders to incorporate energy-efficiency and renewable energy technologies at The Fishing School, one of two such collaborative projects in an episode that was set to air during a special 2010 Valentine's Day episode, featuring filmmaker Tyler Perry as a guest. The episode aired and told the story of energy efficiency changing the lives of some very special mentors and of America's youth. Additionally, Clean Skies News covered the builds. Here's its first video

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Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Existing Building Energy Efficiency  

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Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Existing Building Energy Efficiency Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Existing Building Energy Efficiency Analysis: November 17, 2009 - June 30, 2010 Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Existing Building Energy Efficiency Analysis: November 17, 2009 - June 30, 2010 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. 48318.pdf More Documents & Publications Clean Energy Policy Analysis: Impact Analysis of Potential Clean Energy Policy Options for the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative HCEI Road Map: 2011 Edition (Brochure) Identifying Cost-Effective Residential Energy Efficiency Opportunities for the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative

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Geothermal feasibility study for City of Sonoma, California - four municipal buildings  

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The City of Sonoma, located in the Northern California Wine Country, consists of several buildings which are old and historic in nature. Four of these buildings, (which shall be designated 1 through 4), totaling approximately 31,150 square feet, shall be evaluated to determine the economic feasibility of converting the existing Environmental Control Systems to water source heat pumps utilizing a natural Geothermal heat sink. Presently, on the State Park's site, there exists a warm water well which produces 250 gallons per minute of water at 73/sup 0/F. Based on utility rates forecast by Pacific Gas and Electric, installation of heat pumps in the City buildings at Sonoma does not appear to be attractive. The economic evaluation was continued until the year 2000. Pacific Gas and Electric is re-evaluating its rate forecasts and will issue a new forecast in April 1982. The high capital cost is due to retrofitting the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment for the existing buildings. For a new installation, the concept of using heat pumps should be re-evaluated.

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Energy Efficiency Competition Guide | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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

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Communicate energy efficiency | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Communicate energy efficiency Communicate energy efficiency Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Get started with ENERGY STAR Make the business case Build an energy management program Measure, track, and benchmark Improve energy performance Industrial service and product providers Earn recognition Market impacts: Improvements in the industrial sector

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Utilities/ Energy efficiency program administrators | ENERGY STAR Buildings  

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

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Architects: Energy Efficiency Strategies for Commercial Building Design  

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Architects: Energy Efficiency Strategies Architects: Energy Efficiency Strategies for Commercial Building Design Designing Commercial Buildings to Use Less Energy By 2035, 75 percent of the buildings in the United States will be either new or renovated. As an architect, you have a unique opportunity to change the way buildings use energy and contribute to carbon emissions. How can you design buildings that use less energy, reduce the need to burn fossil fuels, and have a smaller carbon footprint? How can you prove your goals for reduced energy use? ENERGY STAR ® resources, such as the online Target Finder tool, provide the metrics you need to show that your projects are designed to use less energy. These resources help you enhance the performance, value, and comfort of the buildings

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Increase energy efficiency in systems and buildings and improve indoor  

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

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Milwaukee Showcases Leadership in Energy Efficiency, Better Buildings  

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Showcases Leadership in Energy Efficiency, Better Showcases Leadership in Energy Efficiency, Better Buildings Challenge Milwaukee Showcases Leadership in Energy Efficiency, Better Buildings Challenge November 6, 2013 - 9:30am Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON - As part of the Obama Administration's efforts to double energy productivity by 2030, the Energy Department today recognized the city of Milwaukee, Wis., for its leadership in the Department's Better Buildings Challenge - helping the city save on energy costs and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Through the Better Buildings Challenge, Milwaukee has pledged to reduce the energy intensity for five million square feet of city-owned buildings by 20 percent in ten years. Since 2009, the city has already reduced its energy intensity by 10 percent.

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Design for Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings  

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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 on the quantity of natural gas by field tests in 2005, we conclude that thermal design influences heating design calculations.

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Energy Efficiency Upgrades...  

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PYC made the recommended energy efficiency upgrades, which included new insulation and air sealing, a new hot water heater, programmable thermostats, improved lighting, and new...

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Aerogel: Energy-Efficient Material for Buildings  

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has great potential in a wide range of applications that include energy-efficient insulation and windows, acoustics, gas-phase catalysis, battery technology and...

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Building Energy Efficiency Technologies Available for ...  

Solar Photovoltaic; Solar Thermal; Startup America; ... The three sections of this energy-efficient wall panel work together to keep the weather out ...

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Energy Efficiency Indicators for High Electric-Load Buildings  

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Energy Efficiency Indicators for High Electric-Load Buildings Speaker(s): Bernard Aebischer Date: February 6, 2003 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar HostPoint of Contact:...

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

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

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Energy Efficiency as a Guiding Principle in the Building Design...  

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Energy Efficiency as a Guiding Principle in the Building Design Process Speaker(s): Lennart Jagemar Date: September 3, 1996 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3148 Seminar HostPoint of...

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Pursuing Energy Efficiency From Building Simulation to Portfolio...  

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Pursuing Energy Efficiency From Building Simulation to Portfolio Analysis Speaker(s): Paul Mathew Date: January 4, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar HostPoint of Contact:...

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Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Existing Building Energy Efficiency...  

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7A2-48318 June 2010 Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Existing Building Energy Efficiency Analysis November 17, 2009 - June 30, 2010 P. Finch and A. Potes Booz Allen Hamilton...

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

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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.

Hadley, SW

2004-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Efficiency Competitions, Better Buildings  

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DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Efficiency Competitions, Better DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Efficiency Competitions, Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines, and More DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Efficiency Competitions, Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines, and More October 30, 2013 - 3:04pm Addthis EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars November 5: Live Webinar on Intra-organization Energy Efficiency Competitions Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Better Buildings Initiative The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled

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Energy Efficiency Indicators for High Electric-Load Buildings  

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Energy Efficiency Indicators for High Electric-Load Buildings Energy Efficiency Indicators for High Electric-Load Buildings Speaker(s): Bernard Aebischer Date: February 6, 2003 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Kristina LaCommare Energy per unit of floor area is not an adequate indictor for energy efficiency in high electric-load buildings. For two activities, restaurants and computer centres, alternative indicators for energy efficiency are discussed. Prerequisites in order to be able to use these indicators in energy efficiency programmes are discussed. The opportunity of an internationally coordinated research activity is also presented. Since 1999, Dr. Bernard Aebischer has served as a senior scientist at CEPE (Centre for Energy Policy and Economics) of the Swiss Federal Institutes of

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Energy-efficient buildings: Does the marketplace work?  

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For a variety of reasons, U.S. households, businesses, manufacturers, and government agencies all fail to take full advantage of cost-effective, energy-efficiency opportunities. Despite a growing environmental ethic among Americans and a concern for energy independence, consumers in this country are underinvesting in technologies, products, and practices that would cut their energy bills. The result is a large untapped potential for improving energy productivity, economic competitiveness, environmental quality, and energy security. The thesis of this paper is that the marketplace for energy efficiency, in general, is not operating perfectly, and the marketplace for energy-efficient buildings, in particular, is flawed. The reasons for underinvestments in cost-effective, energy efficiency are numerous and complicated. They also vary from sector to sector: the principal causes of energy inefficiencies in agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation are not the same as the causes of inefficiencies in homes and office buildings, although there are some similarities. One of the reasons for these differences is that the structure of marketplace for delivering new technologies and products in each sector differs. Energy-efficiency improvements in the buildings sector is critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, since most of the energy consumed in buildings comes from the burning of fossil fuels. This paper therefore begins by describing energy use and energy trends in the U.S. buildings sector. Characteristics of the marketplace for delivering energy efficiency technologies and products are then described in detail, arguing that this marketplace structure significantly inhibits rapid efficiency improvements.

Brown, M.A.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Indoor air quality measurements in energy efficient buildings  

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The Energy Efficient Buildings Program of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) has designed and fabricated a mobile laboratory for research and development studies of ventilation requirements and energy utilization in residential and commercial buildings. The Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB) Mobile Laboratory is used in studies of indoor air quality in buildings before and after energy conservation retrofits and in new buildings incorporating energy efficient designs. Indoor air quality measurements have been conducted in residential buildings and work in progress includes indoor air quality monitoring in schools, hospitals, and energy efficient residential buildings. The monitoring program includes measurement of CO, CO/sub 2/, SO/sub 2/, NO, NO/sub 2/, O/sub 3/, infiltration rate (tracer gas technique), and aerosol size distribution on a continuous basis. Total and respirable-fraction particulate samples are collected on membrane filter media for analysis by x-ray fluorescence (XRFA), photoelectron spectroscopy (ESCA), proton activation analysis (PAA), combustion, and wet-chemistry techniques for the determination of particulate elemental composition (S, N, C, etc.) and ionic species such as SO/sub 4//sup 2 -/, NO/sub 3//sup -/, and NH/sub 4//sup +/. Results of the initial phases of this program indicate that the concentrations of some gaseous and respirable particulate air pollutants in specific indoor environments exceed those levels commonly found in the outdoor urban air environment.

Hollowell, C.D.; Berk, J.V.; Traynor, G.W.

1978-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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buildings' energy use and operating characteristics, in which we compare these buildings to the estimates for new "efficient" buildings and other benchmarks.

Piette, M.A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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and analysis of building energy efficiency in China.in evaluating relative building energy performance in Chinabuildings. The available building energy use data are for

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Updated Buildings Sector Appliance and Equipment Costs and Efficiency  

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Updated Buildings Sector Updated Buildings Sector Appliance and Equipment Costs and Efficiency August 2013 Independent Statistics & Analysis www.eia.gov U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 U.S. Energy Information Administration | Buildings Appliance and Equipment Costs and Efficiency i This report was prepared by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. By law, EIA's data, analyses, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the United States Government. The views in this report therefore should not be construed as representing those of the U.S. Department of Energy or other Federal agencies. June 2013 U.S. Energy Information Administration | Buildings Appliance and Equipment Costs and Efficiency 1

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Bell-Bottoms and Energy Efficient Buildings | Department of Energy  

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Bell-Bottoms and Energy Efficient Buildings Bell-Bottoms and Energy Efficient Buildings Bell-Bottoms and Energy Efficient Buildings January 18, 2011 - 5:19pm Addthis Roland Risser Roland Risser Program Director, Building Technologies Office This is hard to admit via blog, but I must come clean. I have fallen victim to some now seemingly ridiculous trends during my life. A few of them include wearing bell-bottoms in the 70s, sporting a "Members Only" jacket in the 80s, and rocking Ray-Bans and Maui Jims in the 90s (well, technically I still wear Maui Jims). What was I thinking? This tri-fecta of bad fashion and wrong choices makes me wonder... What characteristic makes an idea or product so exceptional that people value it? What causes the popularity explosion of a YouTube video or the national obsession with a bed bug outbreak?

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Geothermal Heat Pump Systems in Schools: Construction, Maintenance and Operating Costs  

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Geothermal heat pumping and cooling systems are still not widely used to heat and cool buildings. They are an unknown to most architects and engineers. The electric utility industry has recognized them as being a very energy-efficient way to heat and cool buildings using electricity. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has assisted in design and installation of many geothermal systems, particularly in school buildings. With a number of geothermal heat pump systems in schools in operation in the TVA regi...

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HVAC & Building Management Control System Energy Efficiency Replacements  

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

Hernandez, Adriana

2012-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of energy efficient approaches for the energy performance improvement of commercial buildings.  

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??Energy efficiency of buildings is attracting significant attention from the research community as the world is moving towards sustainable buildings design. Energy efficient approaches are (more)

Hasan, M. Mahmudul

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Business Energy Efficiency Rebate for Existing Buildings | Department of  

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Business Energy Efficiency Rebate for Existing Buildings Business Energy Efficiency Rebate for Existing Buildings Business Energy Efficiency Rebate for Existing Buildings < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Industrial Institutional Multi-Family Residential State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Cooling Appliances & Electronics Other Manufacturing Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate $500,000 per site, per year Program Info Funding Source Public Benefits Fund State Oregon Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Air Conditioners Units: $180 - $750, varies by size and efficiency Heat Pumps: $100 - $300, varies by type and size HVAC Unit Heater: $1.50/kBtu/hr in Warm-Air Furnace: $3/kBtu/hr in

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Building Technologies Office: Standard Energy Efficiency Data Platform  

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Standard Energy Efficiency Data Platform Standard Energy Efficiency Data Platform The Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED) platform is a software tool that provides a standardized format for collecting, storing and analyzing building energy performance information about large portfolios. The platform provides an easy, flexible, and cost effective method to analyze data about large portfolios of buildings and demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits of energy efficiency. State and local governments and building portfolio owners can use SEED to: Establish their own secure, cloud-based data repository. Import data automatically from EPA's Portfolio Manager and merge that with other existing datasets such as property records and energy audits. Create custom search and reporting capabilities, such as compliance monitoring or performance analysis.

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

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

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2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficient Buildings, Salt Lake County, Utah  

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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.

Barnett, Kimberly

2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficient Buildings, Salt Lake County, Utah  

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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.

Barnett, Kimberly

2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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

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1 AB 758 COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM FOR EXISTING RESIDENTIAL AND NONRESIDENTIAL 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

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Combining Energy Efficiency Building Retrofits and Onsite Generation: An  

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Combining Energy Efficiency Building Retrofits and Onsite Generation: An Combining Energy Efficiency Building Retrofits and Onsite Generation: An Emerging Business Model from the ESCO Industry Title Combining Energy Efficiency Building Retrofits and Onsite Generation: An Emerging Business Model from the ESCO Industry Publication Type Conference Paper Year of Publication 2011 Authors Satchwell, Andrew, Peter H. Larsen, and Charles A. Goldman Conference Name 2011 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry Date Published 2011 Publisher ACEEE Conference Location Niagara Falls, New York Abstract The U.S. energy service company (ESCO) industry is an example of a private-sector business model where energy efficiency savings are delivered to customers primarily through the use of performance-based contracts. Despite the onset of a severe economic recession, we estimate that the U.S. ESCO industry grew about 7% per year from 2006 to 2008 with annual revenues of about $4.1 billion in 2008. About 75% of industry revenues are directly related to the installation of energy efficiency measures at existing buildings in the institutional, commercial, and industrial sectors.

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Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project | Department  

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Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project August 16, 2012 - 2:19pm Addthis New screening equipment used to refine wood chips at the North Pacific Paper Corporation paper mill in Longview, Wash., is expected to save NORPAC 100 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year, which is enough energy to serve 8,000 Northwest homes. Construction of the chip pretreatment structure, shown here, is scheduled to be completed in 2013. | Photo courtesy of Bonneville Power Administration. New screening equipment used to refine wood chips at the North Pacific Paper Corporation paper mill in Longview, Wash., is expected to save NORPAC 100 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year, which is enough energy to

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Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction | Department of Energy  

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Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction < Back Eligibility Commercial Construction Fed. Government State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Cooling Construction Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Manufacturing Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Insulation Water Heating Maximum Rebate 1.80 per square foot Program Info Start Date 1/1/2006 Program Type Corporate Deduction Rebate Amount 0.30-1.80 per square foot, depending on technology and amount of energy reduction Provider U.S. Internal Revenue Service The federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 established a tax deduction for

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Energy Department, Volvo Partnership Builds More Efficient Trucks and  

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

Department, Volvo Partnership Builds More Efficient Trucks Department, Volvo Partnership Builds More Efficient Trucks and Manufacturing Plants Energy Department, Volvo Partnership Builds More Efficient Trucks and Manufacturing Plants January 27, 2012 - 3:00pm Addthis Washington, D.C. -Today, Acting Under Secretary of Energy Arun Majumdar joined with North Carolina Congressman Howard Coble (NC-6) to tour the Volvo Group's truck headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, and highlight the blueprint for an America built to last laid out by President Obama in his State of the Union address earlier this week. The Department of Energy is partnering with companies like the Volvo Group to help harness American ingenuity to commercialize and deploy cutting-edge trucking technologies that will help boost the competitiveness of the U.S. auto and

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Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project | Department  

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

Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project August 16, 2012 - 2:19pm Addthis New screening equipment used to refine wood chips at the North Pacific Paper Corporation paper mill in Longview, Wash., is expected to save NORPAC 100 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year, which is enough energy to serve 8,000 Northwest homes. Construction of the chip pretreatment structure, shown here, is scheduled to be completed in 2013. | Photo courtesy of Bonneville Power Administration. New screening equipment used to refine wood chips at the North Pacific Paper Corporation paper mill in Longview, Wash., is expected to save NORPAC 100 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year, which is enough energy to

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Hammer Award Honors a Federal Building's Energy-Efficient Retrofit  

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4 4 Hammer Award Honors a Federal Building's Energy-Efficient Retrofit Figure 1: Each floor of the 21-story Phillip Burton Federal Office Building in San Francisco is more than 60,000 square feet. The lighting controls testbed occupies the third, fourth and fifth floors. Vice President Al Gore's National Performance Review has given a Hammer Award to a team of private and public entities, including several Center researchers. The team is working to turn San Francisco's Federal Building at 450 Golden Gate Avenue into a showcase of energy-efficient technologies that could cut the federal government's annual energy bill by a billion dollars. The Hammer Award recognizes teams of federal, state, and local employees and private citizens who have made government more efficient and

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Energy-efficient rehabilitation of multifamily buildings in the Midwest  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report addresses the opportunities available to make multifamily housing more affordable by using energy efficiency practices in housing rehabilitation. Use of the energy conservation measures discussed in this report enables developers of multifamily housing to substantially reduce annual energy costs. The reduction in natural gas usage was found to be approximately 10 Btu per square foot per heating degree-day. The study focuses on a number of Chicago multifamily buildings. The buildings were examined to compare energy efficiency measures that are commonly found in multifamily building rehabilitation with the high-energy-efficiency (HE) techniques that are currently available to community developers but are often unused. The HE measures include R-43 insulation in attics, R-19 insulation in exterior walls, low-emissivity coatings on windows, air infiltration sealing, and HE heating systems. The report describes the HE features and their potential benefits for making housing more affordable. It also describes the factors influencing acceptance. This report makes recommendations for expanding cost-effective energy conservation in the multifamily building sector. Among the recommendations are: expand HE rehab and retrofit techniques to multifamily building rehabs in which demolition of the interior structures is not required (moderate rehabs) or buildings are not vacant (e.g., weatherization upgrades); and expand research into the special opportunities for incorporating energy conservation in low-income communities.

Katrakis, J.T.; Knight, P.A.; Cavallo, J.D. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Policy and Economic Analysis Group

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Tale of Two Buildings: Achieving Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This presentation will discuss a 30% reduction in Natural Use that was achieved by benchmarking two very similar buildings within a commercial property management portfolio. The Existing Building Commissioning (EB Cx) 4 Phase approach was used 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, the EB Cx process identified and developed the energy efficiency measures needed to cut the wasted energy use.

Rouse, S.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation  

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

SmartMarket Report SmartMarket Report Produced with support from Energy Efficient Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation Funding provided by U.S. Department of Energy through the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory McGraw-Hill Construction President Keith Fox Vice President, Product Development Kathryn E. Cassino McGraw-Hill Construction Research & Analytics/Alliances Vice President, Industry Insights & Alliances Harvey M. Bernstein, F. ASCE, LEED AP Senior Director, Research & Analytics Burleigh Morton Director, Partnerships & Alliances John Gudgel Director, Green Content & Research Communications Michele A. Russo, LEED AP Business Case for Energy Effi cient Building Retrofi

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Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps | Department of Energy  

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Geothermal Heat Pumps Geothermal Heat Pumps Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps Addthis Description 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. Duration 2:32 Topic Tax Credits, Rebates, Savings Heating & Cooling Geothermal Consumption Credit Energy Department Video MR. : We all want to save money heating or cooling our house or office, right? The answer may be under your feet, literally. Much of the heating and cooling can come from the ground, below the surface, with something called a geothermal heat pump. You see, below the frost line

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Building Technologies Office: Design and Construct a New Energy-Efficient  

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Design and Construct a Design and Construct a New Energy-Efficient Commercial Building to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Design and Construct a New Energy-Efficient Commercial Building on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Design and Construct a New Energy-Efficient Commercial Building on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Design and Construct a New Energy-Efficient Commercial Building on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Design and Construct a New Energy-Efficient Commercial Building on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Design and Construct a New Energy-Efficient Commercial Building on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Design and Construct a New Energy-Efficient Commercial Building on AddThis.com...

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Geothermal Direct Use | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Direct Use Direct Use Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Print PDF [edit] Geothermal Direct Use Geothermal Technologies There are many types of Geothermal Technologies that take advantage of the earth's heat: Hydrothermal Systems Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Sedimentary Geothermal Systems Co-Produced Geothermal Systems Geothermal Direct Use Ground Source Heat Pumps Direct Use Links Related documents and websites EERE's Direct Use Report National Institute of Building Science's Whole Building Design Guide Policy Makers' Guidebook for Geothermal Heating and Cooling Dictionary.png Geothermal Direct Use: Low- to moderate-temperature water from geothermal reservoirs can be used to provide heat directly to buildings, or other applications that require

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Lateral steam flow revealed by a pressure build-up test at the Matsukawa vapor-dominated geothermal field, Japan  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Results and discussion of a pressure build-up test at the Matsukawa vapor-dominated geothermal field in north-east Japan are reported. Pressure build-up behavior of three dry steam wells was monitored at the wellhead in October 1986. The observed pressure gradient clearly shows the existence of a lateral steam flow from south-west to north-east in the reservoir. This result suggests that the vapor-dominated reservoir extends further south-west than it is currently being developed. These conclusions are supported by production records and chemical data.

Hanano, M. Sakagawa, Y. (Japan Metals and Chemicals Co. Ltd., 24-Ukai, Takizawa-mura, Iwate 020-01 (JP))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy efficient practices, products and programs for buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Energy conservation protects the environment and saves money. The United States have achieved outstanding results so far in energy conservation and efficiency since the oil crises in the 1970`s. Yet there are enormous opportunities available in the building industry to further reduce energy usage with the technologies that are available today. This report discusses the different building related energy conservation strategies that can be implemented, examines some of the energy efficient building products, equipment and appliances that are currently available for home and commercial use, and provides operation and maintenance tips. One of the most promising energy efficient practice and product is the photovoltaic technology, which is discussed in chapter 3. Not only is solar energy a sustainable resource and environmentally friendly, it could generate excess energy to feed back into the electric grid system and result in no energy charges for the owner other than the initial installation cost. Finally, this report will examine the EPA Energy Star Buildings and Green Lights program and the Energy Star labeled products intended to encourage the growth and use of energy efficient technologies and practices.

Barton, J.T.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of improved building thermal efficiency on residential energy demand  

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The impact of improved building shell thermal efficiency on residential energy demand is explored in a theoretical framework. The important economic literature on estimating the price elasticity of residential energy demand is reviewed. The specification of the residential energy demand model is presented. The data used are described. The empirical estimation of the residential energy demand model is described. (MHR)

Adams, R.C.; Rockwood, A.D.

1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

U.S. Building-Sector Energy Efficiency Potential  

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Building-Sector Energy Efficiency Potential Building-Sector Energy Efficiency Potential Title U.S. Building-Sector Energy Efficiency Potential Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-1096E Year of Publication 2008 Authors Brown, Richard E., Sam Borgeson, Jonathan G. Koomey, and Peter J. Biermayer Date Published 09/2008 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ISBN Number LBNL-1096E Abstract 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 ¢/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 (2.4 to 6.6 $/GJ). 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).

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Realizing Building End-Use Efficiency with Ermerging Technologies  

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

Realizing Building End-Use Efficiency Realizing Building End-Use Efficiency with Emerging Technologies Jonathan Livingston Livingston Energy Innovations, LLC What is End-Use Efficiency (EE)? * EE is an energy resource * Broadly accepted in the U.S. as the single most effective step toward reducing pollution, power costs and price volatility * Treated as equivalent to supply-side resources * Recognized by states and regions as first priority when costs are comparable (CA, MO, NM, Pacific Northwest) The Northwest Power Act 839b(e)(1). The plan shall, as provided in this paragraph, give priority to resources which the Council determines to be cost-effective. Priority shall be given: first, to conservation; second, to renewable resources; third, to generating resources utilizing waste heat or generating resources of high fuel conversion

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NREL: News Feature - Light Inspires Energy Efficient Building Design  

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Light Inspires Energy Efficient Building Design Light Inspires Energy Efficient Building Design March 1, 2010 Photo of a man and a woman in a lab holding a window with tinted glass. Enlarge image NREL Researchers Dane Gillespie and Erin Whitney will get to see the windows they normally test in the lab used in a real world environment at the RSF. Credit: Pat Corkery Artists find inspiration in many ways. But for the artists (architects and researchers) working collaboratively to create the most energy efficient office space in the U.S., the inspiration was simply light. In fact, light and the access to light turned out to be a top factor when designing the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Research Support Facility (RSF) located on NREL's South Table Mountain Campus near Golden, Colo. "One of the most powerful drivers in the project is daylight," Philip

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Kyiv institutional buildings energy efficiency program: Draft procedures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Kyiv Institutional Buildings Energy Efficiency (KIBA) Project is being conducted to support the development of a program to improve the energy efficiency for heat and hot water provided by district heat in institutional (education, healthcare, and cultural) buildings owned and operated by State and Municipal Organizations in the City of Kyiv, Ukraine. KIBA is funded by the US Department of Energy and is being conducted in cooperation with the World Bank and the Ukrainian State Committee for Energy Conservation. This document provides a set of draft procedures for the installation of the efficiency measures to ensure that the quality of the installations is maximized and that cost is minimized. The procedures were developed as an integrated package to reflect the linkages that exist throughout the installation process.

NONE

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal Heat Pumps | Department of Energy  

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

Geothermal Heat Pumps Geothermal Heat Pumps Geothermal Heat Pumps June 24, 2012 - 5:08pm Addthis Watch how geothermal heat pumps heat and cool buildings by concentrating the naturally existing heat contained within the earth -- a clean, reliable, and renewable source of energy. How does it work? A geothermal heat pump uses the constant below ground temperature of soil or water to heat and cool your home. Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs), sometimes referred to as GeoExchange, earth-coupled, ground-source, or water-source heat pumps, have been in use since the late 1940s. They use the constant temperature of the earth as the exchange medium instead of the outside air temperature. This allows the system to reach fairly high efficiencies (300% to 600%) on the coldest winter nights, compared to 175% to 250% for air-source heat pumps on cool

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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 assignments in their facilities. The certification provides a credential for their professional development while also offering employers a way to identify skilled operators. Developed as a market transformation venture with funding from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, evaluation research has shown BOC participants are saving money and energy in their facilities, and awareness among major employers is growing. BOC is now expanding to serve other regions of the country including the Northeast, California and Wisconsin. It is being offered as a turnkey program to interested organizations and utilities and can be operationalized within a year to serve customers quickly. It also serves as a platform for other energy efficiency initiatives such as building commissioning, EnergyStar benchmarking, and resource conservation manager. This paper will discuss the development and implementation of the Building Operator Certification, market response to BOC in the Northwest and Northeast, and energy saving and customer service benefits.

Putnam, C.; Mulak, A.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:Geothermal/Objectives | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Objectives Objectives Jump to: navigation, search Property Name Geothermal/Objectives Property Type Text Description Objectives Pages using the property "Geothermal/Objectives" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A A 3D-3C Reflection Seismic Survey and Data Integration to Identify the Seismic Response of Fractures and Permeable Zones Over a Known Geothermal Resource at Soda Lake, Churchill Co., NV Geothermal Project + Apply three-dimensional/three-component (3D-3C) reflection seismic technology to define transmissive geothermal structures at the Soda Lake Geothermal area, Churchill County, NV. A Demonstration System for Capturing Geothermal Energy from Mine Waters beneath Butte, MT Geothermal Project + Install a heat-pump system in Montana Tech's new Natural Resources Building that will (a) provide efficient, geothermally based, climate control for the building, and (b) demonstrate the efficacy of using mine waters for heat pump systems. At a minimum, the system capacity will be in the 50- to 100-ton range, but could be larger if economics warrant.

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Wang, Yuhang

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EnergyPlus Boosts Building Efficiency with Help from Autodesk | Department  

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

EnergyPlus Boosts Building Efficiency with Help from Autodesk EnergyPlus Boosts Building Efficiency with Help from Autodesk EnergyPlus Boosts Building Efficiency with Help from Autodesk November 21, 2013 - 1:55pm Addthis Amir Roth Amir Roth Technology Development Manager, Building Technologies Office KEY FACTS Building energy simulation is the calculation of energy used to heat, cool, light, and ventilate a building given a description of the building and its operation. Building energy simulation plays important roles in the design of energy-efficient buildings, in building energy-efficiency codes and standards, in voluntary rating programs like LEED and GreenGlobes, and energy-efficiency incentive programs. For decades, the Energy Department's Building Technologies Office has been developing free, world-class simulation tools to help industry improve

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Buildings  

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

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) advances building energy performance through the development and promotion of efficient, affordable, and high impact technologies, systems, and practices. The...

227

Geothermal Heat Pump System for New Student Housing Geothermal...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

228

Geothermal Heat Pump System for Ice Arena Geothermal Project...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

229

Geothermal Impact Analysis Geothermal Project | Open Energy Informatio...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

230

Building a More Efficient Industrial Supply Chain | Department of Energy  

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

More Efficient Industrial Supply Chain More Efficient Industrial Supply Chain Building a More Efficient Industrial Supply Chain November 7, 2011 - 3:06pm Addthis This infographic highlights some of the ways businesses can save money at each step of the energy supply chain. Many companies can identify low-cost ways to reduce energy costs in electricity generation, electricity transmission, industrial processes, product delivery, and retail sales. This infographic highlights some of the ways businesses can save money at each step of the energy supply chain. Many companies can identify low-cost ways to reduce energy costs in electricity generation, electricity transmission, industrial processes, product delivery, and retail sales. Matthew Loveless Matthew Loveless Data Integration Specialist, Office of Public Affairs

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Geothermal energy | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

232

Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, of theU.S. Department of Energy Buildings Energy Data Book andchallenges encountered in building energy benchmarking, and

Granderson, Jessica

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Energy-Efficient Building HVAC Control Using Hybrid System LBMPC  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

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

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficiency Projects for Office and Education Buildings Integrating Indoor Environmental Quality with Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Purpose and Scope of this Report Many building owners and managers are under increased pressure from many circles to provide good indoor environmental quality (IEQ). There are many opportunities to advance IEQ during the course of energy projects without sacrificing energy efficiency. These opportunities

Integrating Indoor; Environmental Quality; Office Of Radiation; Indoor Air

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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.

Bolinger, Mark; Wiser, Ryan; Golove, William

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Building Energy-Efficiency: Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

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Extended Summary Extended Summary Mark Levine, Stephane de la Rue de Can, Nina Zheng, Christopher Williams Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Jennifer Amann American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy Dan Staniaszek Sustainability Consulting Ltd. October 2012 This work was supported by the Global Building Performance Network of ClimateWorks Foundation through the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02- 05CH11231. ERNEST ORLANDO LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY LBNL-6006E BEE Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages (Extended Summary) Disclaimer 2 Disclaimer This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While

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Building Technologies Office: Tax Incentives for Energy Efficiency...  

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1,500 per half kilowatt of capacity. Finally, a new 10% ITC is available for combined heat and power systems and geothermal heat pumps. Accelerated Depreciation for SmartMeters...

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Building Technologies Office: Tax Incentives for Energy Efficiency...  

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to 1,500 per half kilowatt of capacity. Finally, a new 10% ITC is available for combined heat and power systems and geothermal heat pumps. Accelerated Depreciation for...

239

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

SciTech Connect

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).

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

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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

SciTech Connect

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).

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

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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State options in lighting: efficiency standards for existing public buildings  

SciTech Connect

This report discusses requirements and options for state lighting-efficiency standards for existing public buildings under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. EPCA, as implemented under present regulations, is found to allow great flexibility to the states in what they adopt, so long as they do adopt some standard. A wide variety of substantive standards is described, and it is recommended that states adopt a standard based on a maximum-lighting power budget with cost-effectiveness criteria. Several options for adoption and enforcement of standards are discussed. It is recommended that states adopt a requirement that owners of all public buildings submit reports of lighting energy audits and estimates of energy savings from modifications to comply with substantive standards. It is further recommended that while filing of reports should be mandatory, substantive compliance, at least initially, need not be; if it turns out that voluntary compliance is not great enought to achieve a state's desired energy savings, compliance could then be made mandatory. It is recommended that exemptions from the standards be limited to small buildings and that variances under a mandatory standard be available only when an applicant can show insufficient capital to make required modifications, even though they would soon pay for themselves in reduced operating costs. It is suggested that a lighting standard of the kind recommended could substantially reduce wasted energy in lighting, be simple enough to be easily understood and applied, be technically and economically reasonable, and allow for needed exemptions without loopholes.

Meeker, F.

1979-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal Heat Pumps | Department of Energy  

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

You are here You are here Home » Geothermal Heat Pumps Geothermal Heat Pumps June 24, 2012 - 5:08pm Addthis Watch how geothermal heat pumps heat and cool buildings by concentrating the naturally existing heat contained within the earth -- a clean, reliable, and renewable source of energy. How does it work? A geothermal heat pump uses the constant below ground temperature of soil or water to heat and cool your home. Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs), sometimes referred to as GeoExchange, earth-coupled, ground-source, or water-source heat pumps, have been in use since the late 1940s. They use the constant temperature of the earth as the exchange medium instead of the outside air temperature. This allows the system to reach fairly high efficiencies (300% to 600%) on the coldest

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Geothermal: Sponsored by OSTI -- Sustainable technologies for...  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

GEOTHERMAL TECHNOLOGIES LEGACY COLLECTION - Sponsored by OSTI -- Sustainable technologies for the building construction industry Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection HelpFAQ...

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Energy efficiency capital requirements for buildings in the United States  

SciTech Connect

Estimates of energy savings for any national energy efficiency or environmental improvement program should be based on a reasonable understanding of how much of the market can be served by such a program and what is the total value of investment required (capital requirements) to accomplish the savings claimed by the program. Current information on the energy savings performance and capital requirements of large-scale energy efficiency programs is used to develop a simple framework for analysis of capital requirements and the size of markets (dollar value of the markets) to compare with proposed new initiatives or programs. The comparison provides a reality check on the energy savings claimed. Based on this framework, current energy efficiency efforts and estimates of @p for proposed initiatives are examined. The examination shows that, in the United States, investment requirements for achieving claimed national energy savings goals should be estimated more consistently and that constraints related to the dollar volume of markets do not appear to be considered adequately. The analysis framework is used to show that major growth in costing energy efficiency markets is needed, and that simple reliance on existing approaches such as current utility DSM programs will not be adequate to reach proposed goals. Any nation serious about achieving needed energy use reductions in buildings should have reliable information about the costs of and increase in market size needed for achieving reduction goals. The analysis framework presented here will help improve that reliability.

MacDonald, M.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Trends in Residential and Commercial Buildings … August 2010  

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

Efficiency Efficiency Trends in Residential and Commercial Buildings August 2010 Prepared by McGraw-Hill Construction for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy OF ENERGY Table of Contents INTRODUCTION 3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4 Chapter One DRIVERS OF ENERGY USE IN BUILDINGS 5 Chapter Two PROFILES OF BUILDING-SECTOR ENERGY USE 13 Chapter Three PATTERNS OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDING PRODUCT ADOPTION IN COMMERCIAL BUILDING DESIGN 17 Chapter Four INDUSTRY RESEARCH FINDINGS DRIVING ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS 25 Chapter Five ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS, 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 Notes and definitions:

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DOE Announces More Than $76 Million for Advanced Energy-Efficient Building  

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

DOE Announces More Than $76 Million for Advanced Energy-Efficient DOE Announces More Than $76 Million for Advanced Energy-Efficient Building Technologies and Commercial Building Training Programs DOE Announces More Than $76 Million for Advanced Energy-Efficient Building Technologies and Commercial Building Training Programs June 17, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON-U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced awards totaling more than $76 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support advanced energy-efficient building technology projects and the development of training programs for commercial building equipment technicians, building operators, and energy auditors. The 58 projects selected today will help make the nation's buildings more energy efficient and cost-effective. They will also support programs to

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DOE Announces More Than $76 Million for Advanced Energy-Efficient Building  

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

Announces More Than $76 Million for Advanced Energy-Efficient Announces More Than $76 Million for Advanced Energy-Efficient Building Technologies and Commercial Building Training Programs DOE Announces More Than $76 Million for Advanced Energy-Efficient Building Technologies and Commercial Building Training Programs June 17, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON-U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced awards totaling more than $76 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support advanced energy-efficient building technology projects and the development of training programs for commercial building equipment technicians, building operators, and energy auditors. The 58 projects selected today will help make the nation's buildings more energy efficient and cost-effective. They will also support programs to

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Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings - Experiences and Results...  

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HostPoint of Contact: Peng Xu Within the German funding program "Solar optimized buildings - SolarBau" commercial buildings are subsidized, if the predicted primary energy...

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NREL Buildings and Energy Efficiency Program | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Background analysis Website http:www.nrel.govbuildings References NREL Building Energy Analysis 1 Abstract Building researchers at NREL support the U.S. Department of...

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Building Technologies Office: Find Financing for Energy Efficiency...  

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in Commercial Buildings Photo of a block in lower downtown Denver that is part of Living City Block, a DOE Commercial Building Partnerships participant. Living City Block...

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

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

Study: Heritage Buildings, Inc., and Energy Smart Home Plans, Leland, North Carolina PNNL worked with North Carolina Heritage Buildings and Energy Smart Home Plans to design...

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Building Energy-Efficiency: Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

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Executive Summary Executive Summary Mark Levine, Stephane de la Rue de Can, Nina Zheng, Christopher Williams Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Jennifer Amann American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy Dan Staniaszek Sustainability Consulting Ltd. October 2012 This work was supported by the Global Building Performance Network of ClimateWorks Foundation through the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02- 05CH11231. ERNEST ORLANDO LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY LBNL-6006E Disclaimer This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of California, nor any of their employees, makes any

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U.S. Building-Sector Energy Efficiency Potential  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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).

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

2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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.

Sheinkopf, K. [ed.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps | Department of Energy  

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

Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps January 4, 2011 - 12:15pm Addthis 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. John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Quick Facts Heat pump systems can lower energy bills by up to 70% over traditional types of heating systems. During this time of year, many homeowners are searching for ways to reduce steep heating costs. One of the options they should consider during the

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Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps | Department of Energy  

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

Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps January 4, 2011 - 12:15pm Addthis 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. John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Quick Facts Heat pump systems can lower energy bills by up to 70% over traditional types of heating systems. During this time of year, many homeowners are searching for ways to reduce steep heating costs. One of the options they should consider during the

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MLE+: a tool for integrated design and deployment of energy efficient building controls  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Simulation engines for buildings can be realistic and accurate, but only provide basic control interfaces. Control engineers have developed robust and complex controls for energy-efficient building operation though such methods are often based on simplistic ...

Willy Bernal, Madhur Behl, Truong Nghiem, Rahul Mangharam

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Better Buildings, Better Plants: How You Can Benefit, plus New Executive Order on Industrial Energy Efficiency  

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

DRAFT ADVANCED MANUFACTURING OFFICE Better Buildings, Better Plants: How You Can Benefit, plus New Executive Order on Industrial Energy Efficiency Advanced Manufacturing Office October 9, 2012 Andre de Fontaine Katrina Pielli 2 Today * Better Buildings, Better Plants Overview - Better Buildings, Better Plants Program - Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge * Looking Ahead to 2013 - In-Plant Trainings - Enhanced energy intensity baselining and tracking tool - New communication materials * Executive Order on Industrial Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat and Power - DOE Activities in Support of Executive Order * Regional Industrial Energy Efficiency & Combined Heat and Power Dialogue Meetings * Better Buildings, Better Plants * "CHP as a Clean Energy Resource" new report

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Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations  

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the energy usage for each building from one benchmark periodbuilding use type? For example, ENERGY STAR can be used to benchmarkthe benchmark. In this example, Building A uses less energy

Granderson, Jessica

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Demands and Efficiency Strategies in Data Center Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of 1. Figure 3-3 presents the design fan curve for one of 16be relatively minor. Building design fan curves indicate ato the building fan curves the design brake horsepower (BHP)

Shehabi, Arman

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Solutions for Existing Homes: Case Study: Build San Antonio Green, San Antonio, Texas PNNL, FSEC, and CalcsPlus provided technical assistance to Build San Antonio Green on three...

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Searching for the Optimal Mix of Solar and Efficiency in Zero Net Energy Buildings: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

Zero net energy buildings employ efficiency to reduce energy consumption and solar technologies to produce as much energy on site as is consumed on an annual basis.

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

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulering av energieffektiviserande tgrder fr sm- och flerbostadshus; Simulation of energy efficiently measures for residential buildings.  

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?? The purpose of this project was to evaluate how energy efficiently some of JMs residential buildings can become in standard production. What kind of (more)

Jakobsson, Niklas

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Products and Building Services for Energy-Efficient Homes | Department of  

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

Products and Building Services for Energy-Efficient Homes Products and Building Services for Energy-Efficient Homes Products and Building Services for Energy-Efficient Homes April 26, 2012 - 10:37am Addthis Production builder Centex Homes built ultra-efficient model homes in San Ramon, California.’s Aventura and Lunaria community developments. Credit: Davis Energy Group. Production builder Centex Homes built ultra-efficient model homes in San Ramon, California.'s Aventura and Lunaria community developments. Credit: Davis Energy Group. Here you'll find a list of products and services for buyers and builders of new energy-efficient homes. Builder and Product Information Climate Zone Best Practices and Case Studies Building Technologies Program: Building America Energy-Efficient Mortgages Program U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development>

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Products and Building Services for Energy-Efficient Homes | Department of  

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

Products and Building Services for Energy-Efficient Homes Products and Building Services for Energy-Efficient Homes Products and Building Services for Energy-Efficient Homes April 26, 2012 - 10:37am Addthis Production builder Centex Homes built ultra-efficient model homes in San Ramon, California.’s Aventura and Lunaria community developments. Credit: Davis Energy Group. Production builder Centex Homes built ultra-efficient model homes in San Ramon, California.'s Aventura and Lunaria community developments. Credit: Davis Energy Group. Here you'll find a list of products and services for buyers and builders of new energy-efficient homes. Builder and Product Information Climate Zone Best Practices and Case Studies Building Technologies Program: Building America Energy-Efficient Mortgages Program U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development>

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Energy Efficiency Report-Chapter 4: Commercial Buildings Sector  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) The CBECS ... water heating, refrigeration, powering office equipment, and other uses.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Data Center Efficiency...  

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Whole Building Analysis Codes & Standards Materials, Components, Equipment, & Systems Other Applications Atmospheric Pollution Energy Economics Indoor Air Quality Multibuilding...

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INDOOR AIR QUALITY MEASUREMENTS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Hollowell, C.D.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Low-Rise Residential Buildings  

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

Standards for New Federal Low-Rise Residential Standards for New Federal Low-Rise Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Low-Rise Residential Buildings October 8, 2013 - 1:57pm Addthis DOE recently updated the requirements for energy efficiency in newly constructed federal buildings. The new rule, 10 CFR 435, Subpart A: Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Low-Rise Residential Buildings, applies to residential buildings (one- and two-family dwellings as well as multifamily buildings three stories or less in height) for which design for construction began on or after August 10, 2012. The rule updates the baseline standard in 10 CFR 435, Subpart A to the 2009 IECC. New federal residential buildings are required (effective August 10, 2012) to achieve the 2009 IECC level of energy efficiency or 30% greater

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Chu Announces Joint U.S.-China Building Efficiency MOU | Department of  

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

Chu Announces Joint U.S.-China Building Efficiency MOU Chu Announces Joint U.S.-China Building Efficiency MOU Chu Announces Joint U.S.-China Building Efficiency MOU July 16, 2009 - 12:00am Addthis BEIJING, CHINA - After touring the "America House," a U.S. designed demonstration of cutting edge "zero energy" building technology, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced a new agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Chinese Ministry of Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) to foster collaboration and partnership in the development of improved, more efficient building designs as well as sustainable communities that rely on greater use of renewable energy. "Making buildings more efficient represents one of the greatest, and most immediate opportunities we have to create jobs, save money, save energy and

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Chu Announces Joint U.S.-China Building Efficiency MOU | Department of  

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

Announces Joint U.S.-China Building Efficiency MOU Announces Joint U.S.-China Building Efficiency MOU Chu Announces Joint U.S.-China Building Efficiency MOU July 16, 2009 - 12:00am Addthis BEIJING, CHINA - After touring the "America House," a U.S. designed demonstration of cutting edge "zero energy" building technology, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced a new agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Chinese Ministry of Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) to foster collaboration and partnership in the development of improved, more efficient building designs as well as sustainable communities that rely on greater use of renewable energy. "Making buildings more efficient represents one of the greatest, and most immediate opportunities we have to create jobs, save money, save energy and

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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 show that transfer efficiency is not influenced by the climate, and the influence is in accordance with that in other climates. The article also presents data on the energy consumption caused by the improvement of the transfer efficiency of the outdoor pipe network and the operating efficiency of the boiler, and the calculated formula for the building heat consumption index on the condition of saving 65 percent energy.

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The business case for energy efficiency | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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The business case for energy efficiency The business case for energy efficiency Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section How can we help you? Build an energy program The ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management The business case for energy efficiency Ten reasons to pursue ENERGY STAR certification Strategies and incentives to finance energy efficiency projects

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

AND NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS A. Legislative Requirements AB 758 requires the Energy Commission to develop and nonresidential building stock. The program will be established through regulations; the Energy Commission by the current California Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6). The Legislature recognizes

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Effect of High Efficiency Lighting on Power Quality in Public Buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This power quality (PQ) case study investigates the effect of high efficiency lighting on PQ in public buildings. The buildings scheduled for lighting retrofits that were involved in this study include a graduate center, a hospital facility, and a social services building.

2003-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

277

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Optimizing architectural and structural aspects of buildings towards higher energy efficiency  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this on-going work, we aim at contributing to the issue of energy consumption by proposing tools to automatically define some aspects of the architectural and structural design of buildings. Our framework starts with a building design, and automatically ... Keywords: construction costs, energy efficiency, intelligent building design, multi-objective optimization, sustainable development

lvaro Fialho; Youssef Hamadi; Marc Schoenauer

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal Business on the Rise for Kansas Company | Department of Energy  

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

Geothermal Business on the Rise for Kansas Company Geothermal Business on the Rise for Kansas Company Geothermal Business on the Rise for Kansas Company April 16, 2010 - 4:43pm Addthis Paul Lester Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy America's clean energy economy is expanding, and small businesses such as Evans Energy Development of Paola, Kansas, are reaping the benefits as companies and homeowners switch to geothermal energy. Last year, 80 percent of Evans Energy Development's revenue came from installing geothermal loop systems, which cool and heat buildings by using the Earth's stable temperature. Geothermal loop systems consist of pipes buried just below the ground that contain liquid. During winter, the liquid absorbs the Earth's heat and pumps it to a unit located inside the building. In summer, the process

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EIA Energy Efficiency-Commercial Buildings Sector Energy Intensities,  

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

Commercial Buildings Sector Energy Intensities Commercial Buildings Sector Energy Intensities Commercial Buildings Sector Energy Intensities: 1992- 2003 Released Date: December 2004 Page Last Revised: August 2009 These tables provide estimates of commercial sector energy consumption and energy intensities for 1992, 1995, 1999 and 2003 based on the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS). They also provide estimates of energy consumption and intensities adjusted for the effect of weather on heating, cooling, and ventilation energy use. Total Site Energy Consumption (U.S. and Census Region) Html Excel PDF bullet By Principal Building Activity (Table 1a) html Table 1a excel table 1a. pdf table 1a. Weather-Adjusted by Principal Building Activity (Table 1b) html table 1b excel table 1b pdf table 1b.

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281

Building Technologies Office: Key Activities in Energy Efficiency  

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work in three key areas in order to continually develop innovative, cost-effective energy saving solutions. research and development (R&D), market stimulation, and building...

282

Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

building and system level peak demands. Paper documentingconsumption and cost B Peak demand and associated demandinto an energy charge, a peak demand charge, and various

Granderson, Jessica

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Building Technologies Office: Energy-Efficient and Comfortable...  

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

energy consumption in retrofit and new commercial buildings by developing integrated energy optimization control systems for electric lighting, daylight, and local heating,...

284

Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Building Automation System (BAS): A system that is designedbuilding automation systems (BAS) are able to store, trend,integrate energy meters into BAS; however, it is not common

Granderson, Jessica

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Energy Efficiency Trends in Residential and Commercial Buildings...  

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

has grown. Natural gas is the second largest energy source and petroleum (predominantly heating oil) a distant third. Buildings demand for electricity was the principal force...

286

Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction (Federal...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

comparison to a building meeting minimum requirements set by ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001. Energy savings must be calculated using qualified computer software approved by the IRS....

287

Lab Helps FAA Build Energy-Efficient Control Towers | Department of Energy  

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

Lab Helps FAA Build Energy-Efficient Control Towers Lab Helps FAA Build Energy-Efficient Control Towers Lab Helps FAA Build Energy-Efficient Control Towers April 23, 2010 - 10:57am Addthis 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. The Federal Aviation Administration is developing building plans that save energy - and money - at five airports in the western U.S. Government agencies are required by law to audit their buildings, so the FAA saw some Recovery Act funding as an opportunity to help fund its energy audits. Air traffic control towers are a vital service for travelers, keeping air traffic free of accidents. Their accompanying base buildings house administrative offices and support systems.

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Energy-efficient new commercial buildings in the Northwest region: a compilation of measured data  

SciTech Connect

We have collected and analyzed data for 36 new commercial buildings designed to be energy-efficient in the Northwest. Eighteen buildings are offices; the remainder are mostly retail buildings, and schools. The data were collected and analyzed to evaluate the building energy standards adopted by the Northwest Power Planning Council in the Northwest Conservation and Electric Power Plan. Almost half of the buildings are operating at energy levels under the Council's estimates for new efficient commercial buildings. There is, however, a large range of energy intensities. The average office building consumes 54 kBtu/ftS-yr (in site energy units), while the average small office uses only 43 kBtu/ftS-yr. Energy consumption for the eight retail buildings ranges from 47 kBtu/fS-yr to 134 kBtu/ftS-yr.

Piette, M.A.; Flora, D.; Crowder, S.

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

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

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

SciTech Connect

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

Authors, Various

1979-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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 consumption structure and building conditions, living customs, family income, and thermal environment, as well as local climatic conditions, etc., is analyzed. Measures to optimize the energy utilization consumption are proposed, and further improvements to the energy efficiency of current residential buildings is also discussed.

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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 /

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Geothermal Resources Of California Sedimentary Basins | Open...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

294

Holocene Magmatic Geothermal Region | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

295

Geothermal Energy Production from Low Temperature Resources,...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

296

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

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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 consumptions world wide will be a very useful way to reach the final goal.

Xia, J.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

REFERENCE APPENDICES For the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards  

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. ADDITION is any change to a building that increases conditioned floor area and conditioned volume. Addition is also any change that increases the floor area or volume of an unconditioned building of an occupancy group or type regulated by Part 6. Addition is also any change that increases the illuminated area

298

BetterBuildings Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in the...  

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Small Commercial Energy Efficiency Finance Programs Small Commercial Energy Efficiency Finance Programs Sponsored by State Governments SURVEY OF SURVEY OF SMALL COMMERCIAL ENERGY...

299

Building Energy Efficiency - Policy, learning and technology change.  

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??Experience shows that energy efficiency improvements are the most cost-effective path to meeting global energy challenges. To promote energy efficiency, various policy instruments have been (more)

Kiss, Bernadett

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

2013 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry | Building...  

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Version Development Adoption Compliance Regulations Resource Center 2013 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)...

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301

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Building Technologies Program | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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

303

Revisiting the 'Buy versus Build' Decision for Publicly Owned Utilities in California Considering Wind and Geothermal Resources  

SciTech Connect

The last two decades have seen a dramatic increase in the market share of independent, nonutility 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. Very little of this debate, however, has focused specifically on publicly owned electric utilities, and with few exceptions, renewable sources of supply have received similarly scant attention. Contrary to historical treatment, however, the buy versus build debate is quite relevant to publicly owned 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 article looks at a publicly owned utility's decision to buy or build new renewable energy capacity--specifically wind and geothermal power--in California. To examine the economic aspects of this decision, we used 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. We focus on wind and geothermal because both resources are abundant and, in some cases, potentially economic in California. Our analysis is not intended to provide precise estimates of the levelized cost of electricity from wind projects and geothermal plants; nor is our intent to compare the levelized costs of wind and geothermal power to one another. Instead, our intent is simply to compare the costs of buying wind or geothermal power to the costs of building and operating wind or geothermal capacity under various scenarios. Of course, the ultimate decision to buy or build cannot and should not rest solely on a comparison of the levelized cost of electricity. Thus, in addition to quantitative analysis, we also include a qualitative discussion of several important features of the ''buy versus build'' decision not reflected in the economic analysis.

Bolinger, Mark; Wiser, Ryan; Golove, William

2001-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

304

Geothermal Technologies Office Annual Report 2012  

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

YEAR IN REVIEW Annual Report 2012 GEOTHERMAL TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy For more information about the Geothermal Technologies Office, visit www....

305

Mathematical Analysis of a Geothermal System.  

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??The issue being examined is to design a more economical and efficient therefore superior geothermal system than currently in use in industry. Current geothermal systems (more)

Erceg, Ivan P.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

EERE Roofus' Solar and Efficient Home: Build a Sundial  

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Activities Pizza Box Solar Oven Sundial Word Game Coloring Page Printable Version Build a Sundial Illustration of a sundial, which is a round disk with a triangular piece that...

307

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

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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.

Engebrecht, C.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

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

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

New Homes Case Study: Habitat for Humanity Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Florida PNNL and FSEC helped Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County build three <60 HERS...

309

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Commercial Building Partnerships: Mainstreaming Energy-Efficient Strategies  

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

Through the Commercial Building Partnerships program, building owners and operators, Through the Commercial Building Partnerships program, building owners and operators, teamed with U.S. Department of Energy representatives, national laboratories staff, and private-sector technical experts, are exploring and implementing energy-saving ideas- including many that might have been too expensive or technologically challenging for Partners to tackle on their own. Photo: Massery Photography, Inc./L.D. Astorino Companies less energy than ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2004, and retrofits are designed to consume at least 30 percent less energy than either Standard 90.1-2004 or current consumption. Increasing Speed and Scale of Change Opportunities abound to dramatically expand the program's reach: CBP projects represent 8,295,636 square feet

311

Geothermal Direct Use Feasibility Study on the Fort Bidwell Indian Reservation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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.

Dale Merrick

2007-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

312

Life-Cycle Analysis and Energy Efficiency in State Buildings | Department  

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

Life-Cycle Analysis and Energy Efficiency in State Buildings Life-Cycle Analysis and Energy Efficiency in State Buildings Life-Cycle Analysis and Energy Efficiency in State Buildings < Back Eligibility State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Heating Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Bioenergy Manufacturing Buying & Making Electricity Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Sources Solar Water Wind Program Info State Missouri Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider Office of Administration Several provisions of Missouri law govern energy efficiency in state facilities. In 1993 Missouri enacted legislation requiring life-cycle cost analysis for all new construction of state buildings and substantial

313

Assessment of Hybrid Geothermal Heat Pump Systems - Technology...  

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cool- ing needs of the building and offers general guidelines Assessment of Hybrid Geothermal Heat Pump Systems Geothermal heat pumps offer attractive choice for space...

314

Building Technologies Office: State and Local Energy Efficiency...  

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Energy Efficiency Action Network Graphic of logo of the State and Local Energy Efficiency (SEE) Action Network, which includes a green map of the United States with all the states...

315

Energy Demands and Efficiency Strategies in Data Center Buildings  

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ASHRAE, 2005), the economizer design was less efficient than the baseline design in most of the California climate zones

Shehabi, Arman

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Finding Money for Your Energy Efficiency Projects | ENERGY STAR Buildings &  

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

317

Measured energy performance of a US-China demonstrationenergy-efficient office building  

SciTech Connect

In July 1998, the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) and China's Ministry of Science of Technology (MOST) signed a Statement of Work (SOW) to collaborate on the design and construction of an energy-efficient demonstration office building and design center to be located in Beijing. The proposed 13,000 m{sup 2} (140,000 ft{sup 2}) nine-story office building would use U.S. energy-efficient materials, space-conditioning systems, controls, and design principles that were judged to be widely replicable throughout China. The SOW stated that China would contribute the land and provide for the costs of the base building, while the U.S. would be responsible for the additional (or marginal) costs associated with the package of energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements to the building. The project was finished and the building occupied in 2004. Using DOE-2 to analyze the energy performance of the as-built building, the building obtained 44 out of 69 possible points according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating, including the full maximum of 10 points in the energy performance section. The building achieved a LEED Gold rating, the first such LEED-rated office building in China, and is 60% more efficient than ASHRAE 90.1-1999. The utility data from the first year's operation match well the analysis results, providing that adjustments are made for unexpected changes in occupancy and operations. Compared with similarly equipped office buildings in Beijing, this demonstration building uses 60% less energy per floor area. However, compared to conventional office buildings with less equipment and window air-conditioners, the building uses slightly more energy per floor area.

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

2006-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

318

Measured energy performance of a US-China demonstrationenergy-efficient office building  

SciTech Connect

In July 1998, the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) and China's Ministry of Science of Technology (MOST) signed a Statement of Work (SOW) to collaborate on the design and construction of an energy-efficient demonstration office building and design center to be located in Beijing. The proposed 13,000 m{sup 2} (140,000 ft{sup 2}) nine-story office building would use U.S. energy-efficient materials, space-conditioning systems, controls, and design principles that were judged to be widely replicable throughout China. The SOW stated that China would contribute the land and provide for the costs of the base building, while the U.S. would be responsible for the additional (or marginal) costs associated with the package of energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements to the building. The project was finished and the building occupied in 2004. Using DOE-2 to analyze the energy performance of the as-built building, the building obtained 44 out of 69 possible points according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating, including the full maximum of 10 points in the energy performance section. The building achieved a LEED Gold rating, the first such LEED-rated office building in China, and is 60% more efficient than ASHRAE 90.1-1999. The utility data from the first year's operation match well the analysis results, providing that adjustments are made for unexpected changes in occupancy and operations. Compared with similarly equipped office buildings in Beijing, this demonstration building uses 60% less energy per floor area. However, compared to conventional office buildings with less equipment and window air-conditioners, the building uses slightly more energy per floor area.

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

2006-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

319

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Control and Room Temperature Optimization of Energy Efficient Buildings  

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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.

Djouadi, Seddik M [ORNL; Kuruganti, Phani Teja [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Retail Building Guide for Entrance Energy Efficiency Measures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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.

Stein, J.; Kung, F.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Webinars from the Building Technologies Program, DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

The mission of the Building Technologies Program is to develop technologies, techniques, and tools for making residential and commercial buildings more energy efficient, productive, and affordable. This involves research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities in partnership with industry, government agencies, universities, and national laboratories. The portfolio of activities includes improving the energy efficiency of building components and equipment and their effective integration using whole-building system design techniques. It also involves the development of building energy codes and equipment standards as well as the integration of renewable energy systems into building design and operation [http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/vision.html]. The Building Technologies Program periodically offers webinars that are free and open to the public, but in order to see and hear these programs in real time, you must register in advance. The archive of past webinars, however, allows you to watch past webinars without registration and at your leisure. A sampling of past titles includes: 1) ENERGY STAR Pilot Verification Testing Program; 2) Cost-Effective Triple Pane (R-5) and Low-e Storm Windows; 3) U.S. Department of Energy Commercial Reference Buildings - Benefits and Applications; 4) Calculating Energy Savings of Cool Roofs; 5) Getting to Net Zero Energy through a Performance-Based Design/Build Process; 6) Designing High-Performance Buildings with EnergyPlus; 7) DOE Stakeholder Call: Activities and Programs Relating to Energy Efficiency Retrofits in Residential Buildings; 8) Greensburg, Kansas, and Beyond; 9) Greensburg Americas Model Green Community in Their Own Words. If these are topics that interest you, go to BTPs Webinar page at http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/webinars.html to access links to Building Energy Codes Webcasts, the Retailer Energy Alliance 2008 Supplier Summit Webinar, and the EnergySmart Schools Webinars.

323

Demand Responsive and Energy Efficient Control Technologies andStrategies in Commercial Buildings  

SciTech Connect

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.

Piette, Mary Ann; Kiliccote, Sila

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Convolution OPrinciple as Applied to the Heat Transfer Problems of Buildings and Fundamentals of Its Efficient Use  

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Problems Of Buildings And Fundamentals Of Its Efficient UsePROBLEMS OF BUILDINGS AND FUNDAMENTALS OF ITS EFFICIENT USE*The explanation o f the fundamentals o f t h i s e f f i c i

Lokmanhekim, Metin

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

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

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Progress on Enabling an Progress on Enabling an Interactive Conversation Between Commercial Building Occupants and Their Building To Improve Comfort and Energy Efficiency Preprint M. Schott, N. Long, J. Scheib, K. Fleming, K. Benne, and L. Brackney National Renewable Energy Laboratory To be presented at ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings Pacific Grove, California August 12-17, 2012 Conference Paper NREL/CP-5500-55197 June 2012 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and Alliance retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes.

326

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Data Center Efficiency Savings  

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Data Center Efficiency Savings Calculator Data Center Efficiency Savings Calculator 42U's Data Center Efficiency Savings Calculator helps IT Professionals and C-level management understand the short- and long-term savings that can be achieved by improving the energy efficiency of their data center infrastructure. Efficiency savings are financial (Capital expense [CAPEX] and operating expense [OPEX]) and environmental because carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are reduced. The calculator is designed to help determine savings for any size data center, computer room, server room, or wiring closet. Keywords Energy Efficiency Calculator for Data Centers. Validation/Testing Average retail commercial energy prices provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Expertise Required Basic understanding of data center PUE and IT energy load helpful, but not

327

Retrofitting Existing Buildings for Demand Response & Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

heating or cooling load, and enables existing Building Management Systems to control fan speed) · Lighting ­ 20% (solution: Adura ALPS partnership) · Plug loads, data centers ­ remainder (solution: WTR partnership) · Plug loads, data centers ­ remainder (solution: WTR, WBM) Source: US Energy Information

California at Los Angeles, University of

328

Energy Efficient Residential Building Code for Arab Countries  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents an energy analysis to support the Egyptian efforts to develop a New Energy Code for New Residential Buildings in the Arab Countries. Also, the paper represents a brief summary of the code contents specially, the effectiveness of building envelope and weather data in reducing electrical energy consumption. The impacts of the following parameters were studied namely; walls and roof constructions, window size and glazing type for different geographical locations in the Arab Countries. Two different distinguish weather classification were developed and analyzed and presented in this study, the DDC18.3& DDH 25. The first was developed by the Author to calculate DD using a mathematical model on electronic spread sheet. The second depends on the hourly values for each geographical location. The analysis includes the capitals and major cities representing most of the Arab countries. It was determined that the window to wall ratio (WWR) of 15% minimizes the total annual electricity use for the buildings. The Solar Factors (SF) and Window Orientation Factors (OF) were calculated for the eight wall orientations. The Over All Transfer Value (OTTV) was calculated for each orientation for different variables, e.g. WWR, Glazing Type, Shading, wall color and mid and top floor. The results show that the mass and types of building materials; WWR (15%), glass type and shutters; orientation; wall insulation (25mm), wall solar absorptivity (a=.3); roof insulation and shading effect enhance the thermal performance and reduces the cooling load by 60%.

Hanna, G. B.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

occupancy by creating agent models of the occupants. These predictions enable the HVAC system increase is accounted for in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Smart sensing and adaptive energy management software can greatly decrease the energy usage of HVAC systems in many building

Chang, Yu-Han

330

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

tools to evaluate cost and energy implications of efficiencytools to evaluate cost and energy implications of efficiencyand low first cost, not energy efficiency. Utilization of

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Building aggressively duty-cycled platforms to achieve energy efficiency.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Managing power consumption and improving energy efficiency is a key driver in the design of computing devices today. This is true for both battery powered (more)

Agarwal, Yuvraj

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

for efficient and meaningful sub-metering. Develop&architecture to facilitate sub-metering Include sub-metersintermingled, making sub-metering expensive and complicated.

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

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

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Williams Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Jennifer Amann American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy Dan Staniaszek Sustainability Consulting Ltd. October 2012 This work...

334

Energy Efficiency Standards for State Buildings (New Mexico)...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs Goal 20% reduction in energy usage by Executive Branch agencies by 2015 Requirement LEED standards for Executive...

335

Energy Information Administration (EIA)- Commercial Buildings ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Crude oil, gasoline, heating oil, diesel, ... commercial buildings, manufacturing, ... solar, wind, geothermal, ...

336

POEM - a user-centric approach to energy efficiency in office buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Creating sustainable, Net-zero energy office buildings is becoming a reality, driven by governmental regulation and the desire to conserve resources. Studies have shown that user engagement is essential for achieving the required level of energy efficiency ...

Milan Milenkovic; Ulf Hanebutte; Thanh Dang

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

George J. Pappas

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

Alie El-Din Mady; Gregory Provan; Ning Wei

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

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

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

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

340

Washington State Department of Transportation energy efficiency guidelines for small buildings  

SciTech Connect

This document provides energy efficiency guidelines for the construction and remodel of small buildings owned by the Washington State Department of Transportation (DOT). For the purpose of these guidelines {open_quotes}small buildings{close_quotes} are defined as those under 25,000 square feet. However, many of the guidelines can also be used for larger buildings. DOT is responsible for 641 buildings totaling 2.2 million square feet and consuming approximately $1,087,500 dollars in energy costs each year. Building types covered by these guidelines are small offices, shop buildings, and heated and unheated storage. These building types can be expected to vary greatly in both the distribution and magnitude of energy use.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Buildings sector demand-side efficiency technology summaries  

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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.

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

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Report: Chapter 4 Figures (Commercial Buildings)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

EIAs effort to take the lead to develop robust and reproducible energy-efficiency indicators and also measurements of greenhouse gas as related to energy use and ...

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Why new doesn't always mean efficient | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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

Why new doesn't always mean efficient Why new doesn't always mean efficient Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Why you should design to earn the ENERGY STAR Leading firms choose ENERGY STAR Why new doesn't always mean efficient Follow EPA's step-by-step process ENERGY STAR Challenge for Architects Why new doesn't always mean efficient Contrary to popular opinion, new buildings don't always perform among the

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Comparison of Building Energy Efficiency and Life Span for Different Envelopes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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In recent years, there has been a growing interest to include passive concepts in buildings as a design strategy for achieving energy efficiency and optimum indoor thermal comfort in workspace as well. The paper attempts to evaluate the effectiveness of tropical passive solar control components in integrating thermal comfort with energy efficiency in office building. Field measurements are carried out in selected workspace of two office buildings that have been practiced the passive solar control. Solar radiation, air temperature, globe temperature, relative humidity and air velocity were measured for seven days including the non-working days, both indoors and outdoors for each building along with direct occupant's survey to compare the measurement and the votes of occupants under the same environment. The result shows that the thermal comfort parameters lie within the recommended comfort zone of Malaysian Standards with exception of an air movement in the workspace of both buildings. The result suggested workers' preferable condition.

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

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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 to the implementation of life-long commissioning of building HVAC systems, so that this becomes a standardized way of building, operating and maintaining the HVAC systems in Norway. The project is organized as an industry research program with minimum duration of five years. Project members pay an annual membership fee. The main goal for the project is to develop, verify, document and implement suitable tools for functional control of energy and indoor environment in buildings under continuous operation during the entire operational life of the building. This will improve energy efficiency and ensure a rational use of energy and a sound indoor environment. All achievements concerning energy improvement will also contribute to the decrease of CO2 emissions.

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commissioning of energy-efficiency measures: Costs and benefits for 16 buildings  

SciTech Connect

Building systems and energy-efficiency measures (EEMs) often don`t perform as well in practice as expected at the design stage. This fact has become clear to many organizations concerned with ensuring building performance. What to do about these problems is less clear. Several electric utilities around the U.S. have begun to take action to address the start-up, control, and operational problems that are found in nearly every building. One of the most beneficial periods to intervene in the building life cycle is during the start-up phase of a now building. Building commissioning during start up is such an intervention. Commissioning can be defined as: a set of procedures, responsibilities, and methods to advance a system from static installation to full working order in accordance with design intent. In broad terms, commissioning can extend from design reviews through operations and maintenance planning and training. With such a broad scope aimed at the entire building life cycle, commissioning is often likened to {open_quotes}Total Quality Management{close_quotes} Yet the heart of commissioning are the procedures developed and executed to ensure that all building systems function as intended. The incorporation of energy-efficiency criteria into building commissioning is a new development.

Piette, M.A.; Nordman, B.; Greenberg, S.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Historic School Building Taking On New Energy-Efficient Role | Department  

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

Historic School Building Taking On New Energy-Efficient Role Historic School Building Taking On New Energy-Efficient Role Historic School Building Taking On New Energy-Efficient Role February 10, 2011 - 4:43pm Addthis Before and after shots | Courtesy of the Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Before and after shots | Courtesy of the Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Carrie Noonan Project Officer, Golden Field Office The imposing brick structure that generations of city residents knew as the Baton Rouge Junior High School is being given an "extreme makeover" and a new purpose for the 21st Century, thanks in part to funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The 50,000 square foot building, which has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1984, is now a city government facility that is being

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Energy and economic efficiency alternatives for electric lighting in commercial buildings  

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This report investigates current efficient alternatives for replacing or supplementing electric lighting systems in commercial buildings. Criteria for establishing the economic attractiveness of various lighting alternatives are defined and the effect of future changes in building lighting on utility capacity. The report focuses on the energy savings potential, economic efficiency, and energy demand reduction of three categories of lighting alternatives: (1) use of a renewable resource (daylighting) to replace or supplement electric lighting; (2) use of task/ambient lighting in lieu of overhead task lighting; and (3) equipment changes to improve lighting energy efficiency. The results indicate that all three categories offer opportunities to reduce lighting energy use in commercial buildings. Further, reducing lighting energy causes a reduction in cooling energy use and cooling capacity while increasing heating energy use. It does not typically increase heating capacity because the use of lighting in the building does not offset the need for peak heating at night.

Robbins, C.L.; Hunter K.C.; Carlisle, N.

1985-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BUILDINGS SECTOR DEMAND-SIDE EFFICIENCY TECHNOLOGY SUMMARIES  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

: Small Commercial, Residential Author: Haider Taha VII. Solar Domestic Water Heaters........................................................................... 59 End-Use: Water Heating Sector: Residential Author: Jim Lutz VIII. Heat Pump Water Heaters ................................................................................. 63 End-Use: Water Heating Sector: Residential Author: Jim Lutz IX. Energy-Efficient Motors

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

SciTech Connect

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.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Step 4: Design to be energy efficient | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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4: Design to be energy efficient 4: Design to be energy efficient Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Why you should design to earn the ENERGY STAR Follow EPA's step-by-step process Step 1: Assemble a team Step 2: Set an energy performance target Step 3: Evaluate your target using ENERGY STAR tools Step 4: Design to be energy efficient Tips for effective energy analysis of commercial building designs

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Idaho Power - New Building Efficiency Program | Department of Energy  

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

Windows, Doors, & Skylights Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate $100,000 per project (regardless of size) Program Info Funding Source Conservation Charge State Idaho Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount FlexPeak Management: Enroll through EnerNOC Exterior Lighting Load Reduction: $200/kW below code Daylight Photo Controls: $15/sensor controlling over 200 watts Ocupancy Sensors: $25/sensor Exit Signs: $7.50/sign HVAC: $50/ton; plus $25/ton for bonus efficiency Air Side Economizers: $75/ton Chillers: $20/ton Reflective Roof Treatment: $0.05/sq. ft. Efficient Windows: $0.50/sq. ft. Energy Management System: $0.30/sq. ft. Demand Control Ventilation: $0.50/cu. ft./minute Variable Speed Drives: $60/hp Provider Idaho Power Company Idaho Power offers incentives for its commercial and industrial customers

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High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

SciTech Connect

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.

Singer, Brett C.; Tschudi, William F.

2009-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and use (a bleep on a human history radar screen), the following energy future activities, in orderEfficient and Sustainable Energy: Ecology and Energy Challenges Energy Efficient and Sustainable As "Location, location, and location" is the most important for Realtors, the "(Energy) Efficiency, efficiency

Kostic, Milivoje M.

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Energy-efficient buildings program evaluations. Volume 1: Findings and recommendations  

SciTech Connect

This study was conducted for the US Department of Energy (DOE) by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). DOE operates the Building Standards and Guidelines Program (BSGP) to increase the effectiveness of building energy codes, standards, and guidelines. The main purpose of this report is to lay the groundwork for conducting an overall evaluation of the program and its effectiveness. Another purpose of this report is to summarize an extensive set of relevant evaluations and provide a building efficiency and program evaluation information resource for program designers, managers, and evaluators. This study presents information from 119 evaluations that have been conducted of both utility and code programs related to energy efficiency in new residential and commercial buildings. The authors used the information in these evaluations to identify major themes and lessons learned from utility and code programs. They also used the information to gain insights into appropriate evaluation methodologies and establish guidelines for designing future evaluations and an evaluation of the BSGP. The report presents general lessons about evaluating programs that have implications for future evaluations included the following. The evaluations provided the basis for developing an effective evaluation approach for residential building energy-efficiency codes and other energy-efficiency programs and other insights for conducting commercial building program evaluations. The findings for conducting effective evaluations are categorized by steps in the evaluation process.

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

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal Technologies Office: Geothermal Maps  

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

and Renewable Energy EERE Home | Programs & Offices | Consumer Information Geothermal Technologies Office Search Search Help Geothermal Technologies Office HOME ABOUT...

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes: Case Study: Build San Antonio Green, San Antonio, Texas  

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

provided technical assistance to Build provided technical assistance to Build San Antonio Green (BSAG, www.buildsagreen.org) for three of their deep energy and green retrofits. BSAG is a well established non-profit organization in the community that has certified more than 710 new homes as well as 15 retrofits through its Green Retrofit Program to date. Technical assistance provided by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) team included retrofitting strategy assessments, performance testing, quality assurance, and metering. The PNNL team included Calcs-Plus, which led the field work, and the Florida Solar Energy Center, which led the metering effort. This San Antonio home is one of three deep energy renovations of occupied affordable homes certified in 2011. The homes were selected through the City of San Antonio's Owner-Occupied Housing

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Hybrid Geothermal Heat Pump System Research Geothermal Project | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Hybrid Geothermal Heat Pump System Research Geothermal Project Hybrid Geothermal Heat Pump System Research Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Hybrid Geothermal Heat Pump System Research Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act - Geothermal Technologies Program: Ground Source Heat Pumps Project Type / Topic 2 Topic Area 2: Data Gathering and Analysis Project Description Geothermal, or ground-source heat pump systems have been shown to have superior energy performance to conventional heating and cooling systems in many building types and climates. There has been significant growth in the application of these systems; yet, geothermal systems have only been able to capture a few percent of the heating and cooling market. This is due primarily to the prohibitively high cost of installing the necessary ground loop.

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

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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 a four-step method to analyze the utility bills and weather data from multiple buildings to target

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

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

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

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Advanced Controls and Communications for Demand Response andEnergy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings  

SciTech Connect

Commercial buildings account for a large portion of summer peak 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 building's 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. This paper discusses recent research results and new opportunities for advanced building control systems to provide demand response (DR) to improve electricity markets and reduce electric grid problems. The main focus of this paper is the role of new and existing control systems for HVAC and lighting in commercial buildings. A demand-side management framework from building operations perspective with three main features: daily energy efficiency, daily peak load management and event driven, dynamic demand response is presented. A general description of DR, its benefits, and nationwide potential in commercial buildings is outlined. Case studies involving energy management and control systems and DR savings opportunities are presented. The paper also describes results from three years of research in California to automate DR in buildings. Case study results and research on advanced buildings systems in New York are also presented.

Kiliccote, Sila; Piette, Mary Ann; Hansen, David

2006-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Controls and Communications for Demand Response andEnergy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings  

SciTech Connect

Commercial buildings account for a large portion of summer peak 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 building's 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. This paper discusses recent research results and new opportunities for advanced building control systems to provide demand response (DR) to improve electricity markets and reduce electric grid problems. The main focus of this paper is the role of new and existing control systems for HVAC and lighting in commercial buildings. A demand-side management framework from building operations perspective with three main features: daily energy efficiency, daily peak load management and event driven, dynamic demand response is presented. A general description of DR, its benefits, and nationwide potential in commercial buildings is outlined. Case studies involving energy management and control systems and DR savings opportunities are presented. The paper also describes results from three years of research in California to automate DR in buildings. Case study results and research on advanced buildings systems in New York are also presented.

Kiliccote, Sila; Piette, Mary Ann; Hansen, David

2006-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Idaho Power - New Building Efficiency Program | Department of Energy  

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

Manufacturing Manufacturing Insulation Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate 100,000 per project (regardless of size) Program Info Funding Source Conservation Charge State Oregon Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount FlexPeak Management: Enroll through EnerNOC Interior Light Load Reduction $0.05/sq. ft.-$0.15/sq. ft. (based on % below code) Exterior Light Load Reduction: $200/kW below code Daylight Photo Controls: $15/sensor controlling over 200 watts Ocupancy Sensors: $25/sensor Exit Signs: $7.50/sign HVAC: $50/ton Additional Unit HVAC: $25/ton Chillers: $20/ton Reflective Roof Treatment: $0.05/sq. ft. Efficient Windows: $0.50/sq. ft. Energy Management System: $0.30/sq. ft. Demand Control Ventilation: $0.50/cu. ft./minute Variable Speed Drives: $60/hp Provider

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Working fluid selection for an increased efficiency hybridized geothermal-solar thermal power plant in Newcastle, Utah.  

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??Renewable sources of energy are of extreme importance to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from traditional power plants. Such renewable sources include geothermal and solar thermal (more)

Carnell, John Walter

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Water efficiency in buildings: assessment of its impact on energy efficiency and reducing GHG emissions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nowadays humanity uses about 50% of existing drinking-water, but in the next 15 years this percentage will reach 75%. Consequently, hydric stress risk will rise significantly across the entire planet. Accordingly, several countries will have to apply ... Keywords: GHG emissions, efficient water devices, energy efficiency, hydric efficiency

A. Silva-Afonso; F. Rodrigues; C. Pimentel-Rodrigues

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicted versus monitored performance of energy-efficiency measures in new commercial buildings from energy edge  

SciTech Connect

Energy Edge is a research-oriented demonstration program involving 28 new commercial buildings in the Pacific Northwest. This paper discusses the energy savings and cost-effectiveness of energy-efficiency measures for the first 12 buildings evaluated using simulation models calibrated with measured end-use data. Average energy savings per building from the simulated code baseline building was 19%, less than the 30% target. The most important factor for the lower savings is that many of the installed measures differ from the measures specified in the design predictions. Only one of the first 12 buildings met the project objective of reducing energy use by more than 30% at a cost below the target of 56 mills/kWh (in 1991 dollars). Based on results from the first 12 calibrated simulation models, 29 of the 66 energy-efficiency measures, or 44%, met the levelized cost criterion. Despite the lower energy savings from individual measures, the energy-use intensities of the buildings are lower than other regional comparison data for new buildings. The authors review factors that contribute to the uncertainty regarding measured savings and suggest methods to improve future evaluations.

Piette, M.A.; Nordman, B.; deBuen, O.; Diamond, R.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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.

NONE

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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.

NONE

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Design and Construct a New Energy-Efficient  

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Design and Construct a New Energy-Efficient Commercial Building Design and Construct a New Energy-Efficient Commercial Building Photo of NREL's Research Support Facility under construction, with two workers straddling I-beams. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility in an early stage of construction. Establishing and implementing aggressive energy performance goals during the design and construction of new commercial buildings is important to achieving those goals over the lifetime of the building. Energy efficiency measures can be applied in various stages of the design and construction process, including scoping and design, procurement, codes and standards compliance, construction and commissioning. Energy savings through these measures can be significant and will have lasting positive impacts on the overall energy use of the building. For example, using technologies and concepts such as radiant heating and cooling, precast concrete insulated panels, and an on-site solar energy system, NREL's Research Support Facility (RSF) is 50 percent more efficient than ASHRAE 90.1 2004 Standards.

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

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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 to capture warmth from the air, the earth and the sea. But getting this knowledge into multi-family buildings and making them energy efficient in fact is very difficult, especially if those buildings house low-income and elderly tenants, the people for whom saving energy is most urgent. Energy practitioners have found that multifamily building owners are not buying energy efficiency because it is not being marketed intelligently; affordable financing is very difficult to obtain, and energy education tailored to the needs of owners, occupants and maintenance crews is practically unknown. This paper discusses how four non-profit energy companies, located in major cities, overcame these obstacles. It explains how they market energy conservation improvements, how they finance them, and how they involve tenants in energy education; i.e., how they make energy efficiency happen in multifamily buildings.

Haun, C. R.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

SciTech Connect

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 Energys 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.

Delgado, Alison; Evans, Meredydd

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Building an Efficient Model for Afterburn Energy Release  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many explosives will release additional energy after detonation as the detonation products mix with the ambient environment. This additional energy release, referred to as afterburn, is due to combustion of undetonated fuel with ambient oxygen. While the detonation energy release occurs on a time scale of microseconds, the afterburn energy release occurs on a time scale of milliseconds with a potentially varying energy release rate depending upon the local temperature and pressure. This afterburn energy release is not accounted for in typical equations of state, such as the Jones-Wilkins-Lee (JWL) model, used for modeling the detonation of explosives. Here we construct a straightforward and efficient approach, based on experiments and theory, to account for this additional energy release in a way that is tractable for large finite element fluid-structure problems. Barometric calorimeter experiments have been executed in both nitrogen and air environments to investigate the characteristics of afterburn for C-4 and other materials. These tests, which provide pressure time histories, along with theoretical and analytical solutions provide an engineering basis for modeling afterburn with numerical hydrocodes. It is toward this end that we have constructed a modified JWL equation of state to account for afterburn effects on the response of structures to blast. The modified equation of state includes a two phase afterburn energy release to represent variations in the energy release rate and an afterburn energy cutoff to account for partial reaction of the undetonated fuel.

Alves, S; Kuhl, A; Najjar, F; Tringe, J; McMichael, L; Glascoe, L

2012-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Hoteliers Strike Gold with Geothermal Alaskan Resort | Department of Energy  

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

Hoteliers Strike Gold with Geothermal Alaskan Resort Hoteliers Strike Gold with Geothermal Alaskan Resort Hoteliers Strike Gold with Geothermal Alaskan Resort November 23, 2009 - 6:31pm Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy What are the key facts? Bernie estimates he saves anywhere from $300,000 to $400,000 in electricity costs alone each year using geothermal power generators rather than diesel. Bernie Karl knows a gold mine when he sees one. In the 1970s, Bernie and his wife Connie moved to Alaska and mined gold in the frontier before eventually landing their dream job of running Chena Hot Springs Resort, just outside of Fairbanks. "We always wanted to own a hot springs," Bernie says. In 1998, Bernie bought the Chena Hot Springs Resort, and the 22-building

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Hoteliers Strike Gold with Geothermal Alaskan Resort | Department of Energy  

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

Hoteliers Strike Gold with Geothermal Alaskan Resort Hoteliers Strike Gold with Geothermal Alaskan Resort Hoteliers Strike Gold with Geothermal Alaskan Resort November 23, 2009 - 6:31pm Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy What are the key facts? Bernie estimates he saves anywhere from $300,000 to $400,000 in electricity costs alone each year using geothermal power generators rather than diesel. Bernie Karl knows a gold mine when he sees one. In the 1970s, Bernie and his wife Connie moved to Alaska and mined gold in the frontier before eventually landing their dream job of running Chena Hot Springs Resort, just outside of Fairbanks. "We always wanted to own a hot springs," Bernie says. In 1998, Bernie bought the Chena Hot Springs Resort, and the 22-building

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Energy Returned On Investment of Engineered Geothermal Systems Annual Report FY2010  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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.

Mansure, A.J.

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Heritage Buildings, Inc., and Energy Smart Home Plans, Leland, North Carolina  

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

partners Pacific partners Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Energy Smart Home Plans, and Florida H.E.R.O. worked with North Carolina-based builder Heritage Buildings, Inc., to make the conversion to high-performance building in the hot-humid region of the Atlantic seaboard. Searching for new marketing opportunities, Heritage purchased a home plan from Energy Smart Home Plans and built a home achieving 56 on the HERS Index with only minor additional costs, despite having little on-site technical assistance. The result was so successful that Heritage now offers high-performance upgrades to its clients on a regular basis, for $5,000 per home. These additional energy efficiency measures will also result in significant savings on energy costs. The Heritage home is projected to save $843 annually in energy

378

Geothermal Resources Council's 36  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Geothermal Resources Council's 36 Geothermal Resources Council's 36 th Annual Meeting Reno, Nevada, USA September 30 - October 3, 2012 Advanced Electric Submersible Pump Design Tool for Geothermal Applications Xuele Qi, Norman Turnquist, Farshad Ghasripoor GE Global Research, 1 Research Circle, Niskayuna, NY, 12309 Tel: 518-387-4748, Email: qixuele@ge.com Abstract Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESPs) present higher efficiency, larger production rate, and can be operated in deeper wells than the other geothermal artificial lifting systems. Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) applications recommend lifting 300°C geothermal water at 80kg/s flow rate in a maximum 10-5/8" diameter wellbore to improve the cost-effectiveness. In this paper, an advanced ESP design tool comprising a 1D theoretical model and a 3D CFD analysis

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Buildings for the 21st Century, Fall 2001  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Buildings for the 21st Century newsletter is produced by the Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs and contains information on building programs, events, products, and initiatives, with a focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy. The fall issue includes information on weatherization, Boise's geothermal heating system, the BTS Core Databook, the Solar Decathlon, a Rebuild America partnership, the BigHorn Home Improvement Center, AIA's Top Ten Buildings, a sub-CFL procurement program, the U.S. investment in energy efficient research, new efficiency standards, PNNL's building software, and a calendar of meetings and conferences.

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Property:Geothermal/PrincipalInvestigator | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

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Geothermal Resource Analysis And Structure Of Basin And Range...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

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Property:Geothermal/ProjectTypeTopic3 | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

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Category:Geothermal ARRA Funded Projects | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

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Geothermal Exploration Best Practices: A Guide to Resource Data...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

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Property:Geothermal/ProjectTypeTopic2 | Open Energy Information  

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Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

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Blind Geothermal System Exploration in Active Volcanic Environments...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

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Category:Geothermal ARRA Projects | Open Energy Information  

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Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

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Category:Geothermal Lab Call Projects | Open Energy Information  

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Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

389

Geothermal Academy: Focus Center for Data Collection, Analysis...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

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Property:Geothermal/Partner2 | Open Energy Information  

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Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

391

Geothermal Resources Exploration And Assessment Around The Cove...  

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Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

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Property:Geothermal/Partner3 | Open Energy Information  

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Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

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Property:Geothermal/ProjectTypeTopic1 | Open Energy Information  

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Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

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Rio Grande Rift Geothermal Region | Open Energy Information  

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Buildings Clean Energy Economy Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network Geothermal Incentives and Policies International Clean Energy Analysis Low Emission Development...

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NREL: Financing Geothermal Power Projects - Related Links  

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Related Links Related Links View these websites for more information on geothermal power project financing. NREL Geothermal Policymakers' Guidebooks NREL Geothermal Policymakers' Guidebooks Learn the five key steps for creating effective policy and increasing the deployment of geothermal electricity generation technologies. California Energy Commission's Geothermal Program Here you'll find information on the California Energy Commission's geothermal program, including geothermal energy, funding opportunities, and contacts. Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Energy Efficiency This database of state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency can help you find financing incentives and opportunities in your state.

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geothermal | OpenEI Community  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

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Definition: Geothermal Direct Use | Open Energy Information  

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Geothermal Direct Use Geothermal Direct Use Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Geothermal Direct Use Low- to moderate-temperature water from geothermal reservoirs can be used to provide heat directly to buildings, or other applications that require heat. Generally, the water in the geothermal reservoirs withdrawn for direct use is between 68° F to 302° F. In addition to residential, commercial and industrial buildings, homes, pools and spas, greenhouses, fish farms, and even mining operations utilize direct use of geothermal resources for heat[1][2] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Geothermal heating is the direct use of geothermal energy for heating applications. Humans have taken advantage of geothermal heat this way since the Paleolithic era. Approximately seventy countries made direct

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Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps | Department of Energy  

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

Sites Power Marketing Administration Other Agencies You are here Home Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps Addthis Description An energy-efficient...

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Geothermal Heat Pumps Deliver Big Savings for Federal Facilities...  

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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and the authoring national laboratory. Geothermal heat pump surface water loops. Geothermal Heat Pumps Deliver Big Savings for Federal...

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

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

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

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

Gaps and Gaps and Barriers for Implementing Residential Building Energy Efficiency Strategies 2010 Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting Denver, Colorado - July 20 - 22, 2010 August 2010 Prepared by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory For the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned

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

SciTech Connect

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.

Finch, P.; Potes, A.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BetterBuildings Webinar Transcription - Financial Vehicles within an Integrated Energy Efficiency Program  

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Better Buildings Webinar Better Buildings Webinar Financial Vehicles within an Integrated Energy Efficiency Program July 29, 2010 2pm EST Danielle Byrnett : Hi folks. Welcome to the first Better Buildings webcast. We're going to be having a series of these. It looks like we've got more than thirty grantees on the phone and hopefully also up online. If you're having any trouble, feel free to use the box on the right-hand side of your screen to let us know, and we'll see what we can do to help you out. Erin Jackson is going to describe how the webcast is going to be run and moderated and then we will get started very shortly thereafter with our presenters: Chris Lohmann, Stockton Williams, Julie Bennett, and Brandon Belford. This is Danielle Byrnett if I didn't say that, Program Manager for Better Buildings. I

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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 nations efforts to improve energy efficiency of existing buildings.

Belzer, David B.

2009-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

405

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Zhu, H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Policy Options Workshop Accelerating Energy Efficiency Improvements In Commercial Buildings November 29, 2011  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Policy Options Workshop ­ Accelerating Energy Efficiency Improvements In Commercial Buildings of Energy Marilyn Brown Georgia Institute of Technology Lindsay Brumbelow Department of Energy Lane Burt U Department of Energy Charlotte Franchuk Oak Ridge National Laboratory Jeff Harris Alliance to Save Energy

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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

SciTech Connect

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.

Abdelaziz, Omar [ORNL; Farese, Philip [Advantix Systems; Abramson, Alexis [U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program; Phelan, Patrick [U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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.

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

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

2008 Geothermal Technologies Market Report  

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JULY 2009 2008 GEOTHERMAL TECHNOLOGIES MARKET REPORT Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (This page intentionally left blank) TOC Table of Contents Executive Summary . . . . . . ....

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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.

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

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resource utilization efficiency improvement of geothermal binary cycles, phase I. Semiannual progress report, June 15, 1975--December 15, 1975  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A summary of the research carried out prior to the start and during the first half of this project is presented. A description of the geothermal binary cycle and procedures for cycle thermodynamic analysis focusing on the question of resource utilization are discussed. General and specific criteria for preliminary selection of working fluids and operating conditions for binary cycles are considered in terms of equipment and working fluid costs and in terms of resource utilization efficiency. Steps are given for preliminary binary cycle design computations. Preliminary evaluations of alternative pure working fluid, ideal thermodynamic cycles are illustrated. The development of the working fluid mixture thermodynamic cycle, GEO 1, using the improved versions of previously developed thermodynamic properties routines was the first of several significant accomplishments during the first half of this project. Documentation of the thermodynamic properties program which can calculate densities, enthalpies, entropies, heat capacities, K-values for vapor and liquid mixtures (limited presently to hydrocarbons), flashes, dew and bubble points, isentropic and isenthalpic state changes, has been completed. Preliminary calculations using GEO 1 have indicated that mixture cycles yield greater net power output than either pure propane, isobutane, or isopentane cycles when equal heat exchanger log mean temperature differences are considered and also when optimized ideal cycles are compared. Steps to upgrade GEO 1 with equipment sizing and economics routines to produce GEO 2 and GEO 3 simulators were begun.

Starling, K.E.; Fish, L.W.; Iqbal, K.Z.; Yieh, D.

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Low-Temperature Utilization of Geothermal Resources Geothermal  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Temperature Utilization of Geothermal Resources Geothermal Temperature Utilization of Geothermal Resources Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Analysis of Low-Temperature Utilization of Geothermal Resources Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis Project Type / Topic 2 Geothermal Analysis Project Description In this proposal West Virginia University (WVU) outline a project which will perform an in-depth analysis of the low-temperature geothermal resources that dominate the eastern half of the United States. Full realization of the potential of what might be considered "low-grade" geothermal resources will require the examination many more uses for the heat than traditional electricity generation. To demonstrate that geothermal energy truly has the potential to be a national energy source the project will be designing, assessing, and evaluating innovative uses for geothermal-produced water such as hybrid biomass-geothermal cogeneration of electricity and district heating and efficiency improvements to the use of cellulosic biomass in addition to utilization of geothermal in district heating for community redevelopment projects.

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Photo of the Week: Cold as Ice - Using Titan to Build More Efficient Wind  

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

Cold as Ice - Using Titan to Build More Cold as Ice - Using Titan to Build More Efficient Wind Turbines Photo of the Week: Cold as Ice - Using Titan to Build More Efficient Wind Turbines January 10, 2014 - 2:53pm Addthis Wind energy is one of the world's fast-growing energy sources -- and many of the regions that could benefit from wind energy happen to be in cold climates. Since 2005, scientists at GE Global Research have been researching, developing and testing materials in freezing conditions. By developing more efficient materials for wind turbines, researchers can increase turbine efficiency and reduce potential downtime for wind turbines in cold climates. The teams use Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Titan, the world's most powerful supercomputer, to simulate hundreds of water droplets as they freeze, with each droplet containing one million molecules. By simulating and studying how water freezes on a molecular level, scientists are gaining an understanding of how ice forms, which will help them design better, more efficient materials for these colder climates. Pictured here is an illustration of a single water droplet, filled with molecules freezing in slow motion. Learn more about their research here. | Photo/visualization courtesy of M. Matheson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Human Resources in Geothermal Development  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Some 80 countries are potentially interested in geothermal energy development, and about 50 have quantifiable geothermal utilization at present. Electricity is produced from geothermal in 21 countries (total 38 TWh/a) and direct application is recorded in 35 countries (34 TWh/a). Geothermal electricity production is equally common in industrialized and developing countries, but plays a more important role in the developing countries. Apart from China, direct use is mainly in the industrialized countries and Central and East Europe. There is a surplus of trained geothermal manpower in many industrialized countries. Most of the developing countries as well as Central and East Europe countries still lack trained manpower. The Philippines (PNOC) have demonstrated how a nation can build up a strong geothermal workforce in an exemplary way. Data from Iceland shows how the geothermal manpower needs of a country gradually change from the exploration and field development to monitoring and operations.

Fridleifsson, I.B.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Subcontract Report Subcontract Report NREL/SR-7A2-48318 June 2010 Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Existing Building Energy Efficiency Analysis November 17, 2009 - June 30, 2010 P. Finch and A. Potes Booz Allen Hamilton Honolulu, Hawaii National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Subcontract Report NREL/SR-7A2-48318 June 2010 Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Existing Building Energy Efficiency Analysis November 17, 2009 - June 30, 2010 P. Finch and A. Potes Booz Allen Hamilton Honolulu, Hawaii NREL Technical Monitor: S. Busche

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Geothermal: About  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

GEOTHERMAL TECHNOLOGIES LEGACY COLLECTION - About Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection HelpFAQ | Site Map | Contact Us | Admin Log On HomeBasic Search About Publications...

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Geothermal: Publications  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

GEOTHERMAL TECHNOLOGIES LEGACY COLLECTION - Publications Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection HelpFAQ | Site Map | Contact Us | Admin Log On HomeBasic Search About...

419

Geothermal Energy  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

The word geothermal comes from the Greek words geo (earth) and therme (heat). So, geothermal energy is heat from within the Earth.

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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  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

7-31 7-88 A geothermal power plant uses geothermal liquid water at 160ºC 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

Bahrami, Majid

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Buildings Performance Database Helps Building Owners, Investors...  

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

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Costs and benefits from utility-funded commissioning of energy- efficiency measures in 16 buildings  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes the costs and savings of commissioning of energy- efficiency measures in 16 buildings. A total of 46 EEMs were commissioned for all 16 buildings and 73 deficiencies were corrected. On average, commissioning was marginally cost effective on energy savings alone, although the results were mixed among all 16 buildings. When considered as a stand-alone measure, the median simple payback time of 6.5 years under the low energy prices in the Pacific Northwest. Under national average prices the median payback time is about three years. In estimating the present value of the energy savings from commissioning we considered low and high lifetimes for the persistence of savings from deficiency corrections. Under the low- lifetime case the average present value of the energy savings ($0. 21/ft{sup 2}) were about equal to the average commissioning costs ($0. 23/ft{sup 2}). Under the high-lifetime case the savings ($0.51/ft{sup 2}) were about twice the costs. Again, the savings would be about twice as large under national average prices. The results are subject to significant uncertainty because of the small sample size and lack of metered data in the evaluation. However, the findings suggest that investments in commissioning pay off. Building owners want buildings that work as intended, and are comfortable, healthy, and efficient. It is likely that the non-energy benefits, which are difficult to quantify, are larger than the energy-savings benefits.

Piette, M.A.; Nordman, B.

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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 of the puzzle. We have to think broader in order to gain the greater energy savings and efficiencies that are possible. "Total Facility Control" is a concept that we need to embrace and consider when we design, commission, and retrofit our facilities. Very often a single building is part of a larger campus or collection of buildings under a common management domain. Be it a university, public school district, office complex, or multiuse tenant space, there are often multiple "buildings" plus the connectivity between buildings: walkway lighting, signage, parking structures, and even the irrigation systems. We don't often think about the outdoor lighting, security, or irrigation as part of the building management plan, but it can be a significant contributing factor when looking at places to save on energy and improve operational efficiency. We must change the way we design our buildings, facilities, campuses, and enterprises in order to be more energy efficient and be green. A variety of technologies and design principles are available to ensure we move in a positive direction. We must make our systems and processes more visible and, hence, more accessible. At the core of this is the visibility and control of the systems within these environments. A majority of the building control systems in operation today are extremely limited in their ability to achieve higher efficiencies because there is no intelligent control or communication system available; and the amount of cross system interoperability is even scarcer. What does an interoperable system architecture look like? It's one in which a wide variety of energy consuming, intelligent devices can share their information and be controlled by an energy management system. Newer technologies use open systems, open protocols, and higher levels of interoperability, all of which have been proven to cost effectively provide competitive solutions. Better energy efficiency and improved operational costs start with better visibility and control of the myriad of systems within a facility. They must communicate together in a way that enables greater functionality and lower costs. Total Facility Control must be considered as we look at the entire building envelope as well as the rest of the facility systems. Included in the mix are HVAC, indoor lighting, security, access, sun shading, indoor air quality, sound masking and alarm annunciation, elevators/escalators, appliances, power conditioning, irrigation, energy metering, outdoor/parking lot lighting, street lighting, co-generation stations, and much more. This paper will discuss some of the basic concepts, architectures, and technologies that are being used today to implement a Total Facility Control model.

Bernstein, R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Energy Efficient Ventilation for Maintaining Indoor Air Quality in Large Buildings  

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this paper was presented at the 3rd International Conference on Cold Climate Heating, Ventilating and Air-conditioning, Sapporo, Japan, November 2000 C. Y. Shaw Rsum Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada Achieving good indoor air quality in large residential and commercial buildings continues to be a top priority for owners, designers, building managers and occupants alike. Large buildings present a greater challenge in this regard than do smaller buildings and houses. The challenge is greater today because there are many new materials, furnishings, products and processes used in these buildings that are potential sources of air contaminants. There are three strategies for achieving acceptable indoor air quality: ventilation (dilution), source control and air cleaning/filtration. Of the three, the most frequently used strategy, and in most cases the only one available to building operators, is ventilation. Ventilation is the process of supplying outdoor air to an enclosed space and removing stale air from this space. It can control the indoor air quality by both diluting the indoor air with less contaminated outdoor air and removing the indoor contaminants with the exhaust air. Ventilation costs money because the outdoor air needs to be heated in winter and cooled in summer. To conserve energy, care must be taken to maximize the efficiency of the ventilation system. In this regard, a number of factors come into play

C. Y. Shaw; C. Y. Shaw Rsum

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … National Residential Efficiency Measures Database  

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

Robust cost data for energy-efficiency Robust cost data for energy-efficiency measures provide an essential framework for transforming the housing industry to high-performance homes. These data allow for effective optimization capabilities to guide builders, researchers, HERS raters, contractors, and designers. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a public database that characterizes the performance and costs of common residential energy-efficiency measures. The database, called the National Residential Efficiency Measures Database, can be found at www.buildingamerica.gov. The data are available for use in software programs that evaluate cost-effective measures to improve the energy efficiency of new and existing residential buildings.

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A Technology Breakthrough for Geothermal | Department of Energy  

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A Technology Breakthrough for Geothermal A Technology Breakthrough for Geothermal A Technology Breakthrough for Geothermal April 25, 2012 - 4:08pm Addthis The Energy Department's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in partnership with ClimateMaster, has developed a highly efficient ground-source heat pump appliance for heating and cooling interior spaces. Learn more about this clean energy technology by watching the video above. | Video by the U.S. Department of Energy. Alexis Abramson Acting Emerging Technologies Supervisor, Building Technologies Program What does this project do? Oak Ridge National Laboratory and ClimateMaster have developed a more efficient process for using ground-source heat pumps to heat and cool homes. Instead of just pushing or pulling heat around to cool or heat your house, the ClimateMaster integrated heat pump also uses that heat to

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Commercial Buildings  

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

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A joint U.S.-China demonstration energy efficient office building  

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In July 1998, USDOE and China's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) signed a Statement of Work to develop a demonstration energy-efficient office building and demonstration center in Beijing that will eventually house the Administrative Center for China's Agenda 21 (ACCA21). The statement calls for the Chinese side to be responsible for the basic construction of the 13,000 m{sup 2} 9-story building, the US side for technical assistance and the incremental costs of the energy efficiency improvements, and the joint establishment of a Demonstration Center to provide outreach and exhibit energy-efficient building technologies. The US technical team made several trips to China to meet with ACCA21 and the design team, and used the DOE-2.1E simulation program to analyze the energy performance of a preliminary building design and study alternative designs and energy-efficient strategies. A feasibility study completed in September found the largest and most cost-effective savings potentials in reducing cooling and lighting energy use, and identified eight generic measures in lighting, windows, daylighting, and HVAC systems and controls. Following these and other recommendations from the US team, the design team produced a schematic cross-shaped building design that, based on the DOE-2 analysis, lowered total energy use by 40% compared to standard practice. While the design and analysis were underway, a task force called ACCORD21 (American-Chinese Council Organized for Responsible Development in the 21st Century) was formed in April 1999 under the leadership of NRDC to solicit support and contributions from U.S. industry, A/E firms, and universities. Two design workshops were held, first in Pittsburgh and then in Beijing, that brought together the Chinese and US project participants and produced further refinements and energy-efficiency improvements to the building design. As of June 2000, the authors are completing the final energy analysis and selection of energy-efficiency measures. Construction is expected to begin in the early part of 2001.

Zimmerman, Mary Beth; Huang, Yu JoeWatson, Rob; Shi, Han; Judkoff, Ron; She rman, Micah

2000-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

429

Microsoft PowerPoint - 15.1130_Jeff Baker_Final Ultra-High Efficiency Commercial Buildings  

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

High Efficiency Commercial Buildings High Efficiency Commercial Buildings Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Research Support Facility Research Support Facility Defining a New National Building Energy Performance Standard Defining a New National Building Energy Performance Standard Using Performance-Based Design-Build Acquisition Jeffrey M. Baker Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy March 15, 2011 March 15, 2011 Energy Drives National Security, Economic C titi d E i t l Q lit Competitiveness, and Environmental Quality U.S. Energy Consumption U.S. Energy Supply U.S. Energy Consumption U.S. Energy Supply Two Key Components to Achieving Our National Energy Strategy: 2 Two Key Components to Achieving Our National Energy Strategy: * Increase Energy Efficiency Across All Sectors * Increase Contribution of Renewable Energy Supply

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Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned (Brochure), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)  

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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 maintenance. n Introduction 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

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Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned (Brochure), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)  

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Energy- 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 maintenance. n Introduction 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

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Geothermal: Home Page  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Home Page Home Page Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection Help/FAQ | Site Map | Contact Us Home/Basic Search About Publications Advanced Search New Hot Docs News Related Links Search for: (Place phrase in "double quotes") Sort By: Relevance Publication Date System Entry Date Document Type Title Research Org Sponsoring Org OSTI Identifier Report Number DOE Contract Number Ascending Descending Search Quickly and easily search geothermal technical and programmatic reports dating from the 1970's to present day. These "legacy" reports are among the most valuable sources of DOE-sponsored information in the field of geothermal energy technology. See "About" for more information. The Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection is sponsored by the Geothermal Technologies Program, DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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Geothermal Turbine  

SciTech Connect

The first geothermal power generation in the world was started at Larderello, Italy in 1904. Then, New Zealand succeeded in the geothermal power generating country. These developments were then followed by the United States, Mexico, Japan and the Soviet Union, and at present, about 25 countries are utilizing geothermal power, or investigating geothermal resources.

1979-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Energy Department Announces New Projects to Improve Energy Efficiency in Buildings  

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

As part of the Obama Administration's efforts to reduce energy bills for American families and businesses and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Energy Department today announced 12 projects to develop innovative heating, cooling, and insulation technologies as well as open source energy efficiency software to help homes and commercial buildings save energy and money. These projects will receive an approximately $11 million Energy Department investment, matched by about $1 million in private sector funding.

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L&E - high efficiency lighting for parking structure | The Better Buildings  

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structure structure Activities Technology Solutions Teams Lighting & Electrical Space Conditioning Plug & Process Loads Food Service Refrigeration Laboratories Energy Management & Information Systems Public Sector Teams Market Solutions Teams Adopt high-efficiency lighting for your parking structure Parking structures and garages are typically lighted by older HID lighting technology without any energy-saving controls. The latest high-efficiency alternatives with energy-saving controls-including light-emitting diode (LED), induction, and fluorescent technology options-can save building owners over 40% on their parking lot lighting bills while delivering additional benefits such as better-lighted spaces. The Lighting & Electrical team developed a performance specification that

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Forest County Potawatomi Community (??FCPC? or ??Community?) implemented energy efficiency improvements to revitalize Wundar Hall, a 34,000 square foot (??SF?) 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 ??Concordia Trust Property?). As part of this project, which was conducted with assistance from the Department of Energy??s Tribal Energy Program (??TEP?), 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 building??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 ??Catalytic Project? for revitalizing the near west side. The Tribe envisions a revitalized, mixed-use campus of community services, education, and economic development??providing services to the Indian community and jobs to the neighborhood.

Karman, Nathan

2012-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

437

An office building used as a federal test bed for energy-efficient roofs  

SciTech Connect

The energy savings benefits of re-covering the roof of an existing federal office building with a sprayed polyurethane foam system are documented. The building is a 12,880 ft{sup 2} (1,197 m{sup 2}), 1 story, masonry structure located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN. Prior to re-covering, the roof had a thin fiberglass insulation layer, which had become partially soaked because of water leakage through the failed built-up roof membrane. The average R-value for this roof measured at 2 hr{center_dot}ft{sup 2}{center_dot}{degrees}F/Btu (0.3 m{sup 2} {center_dot}K/W). After re-covering the roof, it measured at 13 hr{center_dot}ft{sup 2}{degrees}F/Btu (2.3 m{sup 2}{center_dot}K/W). The building itself is being used as a test bed to document the benefits of a number of energy efficiency improvements. As such, it was instrumented to measure the half-hourly energy consumption of the whole building and of the individual rooftop air conditioners, the roof heat fluxes and the interior air and roof temperatures. These data were used to evaluate the energy effectiveness of the roof re-covering action. The energy savings analysis was done using the DOE-2.lE building simulation program, which was calibrated to match the measured data. The roof re-covering led to around 10% cooling energy savings and around 50% heating energy savings. The resulting energy cost reductions alone are not sufficient to justify re-covered roofs for buildings having high internal loads, such as the building investigated here. However the energy savings do contribute significantly to the measure`s Savings-to-Investment Ratio (SIR).

McLain, H.A.; Christian, J.E.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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.  

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commercial and residential buildings with data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) residential potentials for DOE's research and market transformation activities in building energy efficiency building stock are derived through statistical analysis of energy consumption data from utility

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Thermal efficiency standards and codes. Volume 2. Relationships of ASHRAE standards and external factors to energy efficient building practices in new homes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Available data on 1976 and 1979 new home construction practices were used to develop measures of average building practice for each of the 48 contiguous states. Four possible views of the function and purpose of building energy standards and codes were posited and used to guide the search for relationships between building practice and building energy codes and standards implemented by the states. It was found that the average thermal efficiency of new single family homes improved from 1976 to 1979 in each of the 48 states. It was observed that by 1979 the average thermal efficiency of new homes in each of the 48 states exceeded American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers Standard 90-75 (ASHRAE 90). However, in all states, there were substantial numbers of new homes which did not meet the Standard. By January 1, 1979, 23 states had some type of applicable building energy code or standard in effect; 11 of these had state-wide mandatory codes. All codes and standards were either identical to or very similar to the ASHRAE Standard 90-75 in their building shell requirements. A search for statistical evidence of a relationship between state building code activities and building practice was performed. Three marginally significant relationships were found by analysis of variance; however, these relationships were not significant in regression equations with socio-economic variables present. The conclusion here is that the effects of state building code actions on building practices were not detectable by the statistical methods used.

McCold, L.N.; Collins, N.E.; Zuschneid, P.B.; Hofstra, R.B.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Developing a next-generation community college curriculum forenergy-efficient high-performance building operations  

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The challenges of increased technological demands in today's workplace require virtually all workers to develop higher-order cognitive skills including problem solving and systems thinking in order to be productive. Such ''habits of mind'' are viewed as particularly critical for success in the information-based workplace, which values reduced hierarchy, greater worker independence, teamwork, communications skills, non-routine problem solving, and understanding of complex systems. The need is particularly compelling in the buildings arena. To scope the problem, this paper presents the results of interviews and focus groups--conducted by Oakland California's Peralta Community College District and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory--in which approximately 50 industry stakeholders discussed contemporary needs for building operator education at the community college level. Numerous gaps were identified between the education today received by building operators and technicians and current workplace needs. The participants concurred that many of the problems seen today in achieving and maintaining energy savings in buildings can be traced to inadequacies in building operation and lack of awareness and knowledge about how existing systems are to be used, monitored, and maintained. Participants and others we interviewed affirmed that while these issues are addressed in various graduate-level and continuing education programs, they are virtually absent at the community college level. Based on that assessment of industry needs, we present a new curriculum and innovative simulation-based learning tool to provide technicians with skills necessary to commission and operate high-performance buildings, with particular emphasis on energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality in the context of HVAC&R equipment and control systems.

Crabtree, Peter; Kyriakopedi, Nick; Mills, Evan; Haves, Philip; Otto, Roland J.; Piette, Mary Ann; Xu, Peng; Diamond, Rick; Frost, Chuck; Deringer, Joe

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials development and field demonstration of high-recycled-content concrete for energy-efficient building construction  

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The project developed high-recycled-content concrete material with balanced structural and thermal attributes for use in energy-efficient building construction. Recycled plastics, tire, wool, steel and concrete were used as replacement for coarse aggregates in concrete and masonry production. With recycled materials the specific heat and thermal conductivity of concrete could be tailored to enhance the energy-efficiency of concrete buildings. A comprehensive field project was implemented which confirmed the benefits of high-recycled-content concrete for energy-efficient building construction.

Ostowari, Ken; Nosson, Ali

2000-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

442

Daemen Alternative Energy/Geothermal Technologies Demonstration Program Erie County  

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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.

Robert C. Beiswanger, Jr.

2010-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Order 13514 requires a two percent annual reduction in water use (compared to Order 13514 requires a two percent annual reduction in water use (compared to a FY 2007 baseline), significantly reducing total Federal water consumption by FY 2020. View Federal water requirements at www.femp.energy.gov/program/waterefficiency_ requirements.html. Increasing Federal Office Building Water Efficiency With less than one percent of Earth's water available for human use, the Federal Government is leading by example with water efficiency and conservation efforts. Federal laws and regulations require agencies to implement water efficiency efforts and reduce water consumption, making water an integral part of every comprehensive resource management program. Water Management Planning A comprehensive water management plan includes clear information on

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

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

requires a two percent annual reduction in water use (compared to requires a two percent annual reduction in water use (compared to a FY 2007 baseline), significantly reducing total Federal water consumption by FY 2020. View Federal water requirements at www.femp.energy.gov/program/waterefficiency_ requirements.html. Increasing Federal Office Building Water Efficiency With less than one percent of Earth's water available for human use, the Federal Government is leading by example with water efficiency and conservation efforts. Federal laws and regulations require agencies to implement water efficiency efforts and reduce water consumption, making water an integral part of every comprehensive resource management program. Water Management Planning A comprehensive water management plan includes clear information on how a Federal facility uses water from

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

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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 to comprehensive evaluation is calculated with the conception of attribute-significance, and then their weights are decided by using weighted normalization. According to characteristics of subentry evaluation indicators, their scores are conformed, in the end their comprehensive evaluation is calculated depending on sums of weight normalization. The model is validated by the swatches that are given on base of the software "DeST". It is concluded that the comprehensive evaluation on base of the model coincides with the result of the software " DeST ". The contribution of shape coefficient is most important among the different factors, and building orientation is next. The method by which weight can be decided with the conception "attribute- significance from RS cuts down man-made factors interfere., and objective results can be obtained.

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

NREL: Geothermal Technologies - Geothermal Policymakers' Guidebooks  

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Technologies Technologies Search More Search Options Site Map NREL's Policymakers' Guidebooks help guide state and local officials in developing effective policies that support geothermal electricity generation and geothermal heating and cooling technologies. Explore the guidebooks to learn about five key steps for creating useful policy and increasing the deployment of geothermal energy. Electricity Generation Electricity Generation Heating and Cooling Heating and Cooling Printable Version Electricity Generation Heating & Cooling NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. NREL U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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.

Vine, Edward

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

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

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Doing Good? Green Office Buildings. American Economic ReviewEnergy Effriciency in Commercial Buildings in Operation.Energy and Buildings. 43(11): 3106-3111. Ezovski, Derek.

Bardhan, Ashok; Kroll, Cynthia A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

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

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Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) and NationalBuilding Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) and 2) Nationalnational survey of energy-related building characteristics, energy consumption,

Piette, Mary Ann; Kiliccote, Sila

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

EIA Energy Efficiency-Table 1c. U.S. Commercial Buildings Primary ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Commercial Buildings Primary Energy Consumption by Principal Building Activity and Census Region. ... 3 Laboratory buildings are included in the "Other" category.

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

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

Bardhan, Ashok; Kroll, Cynthia A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

EIA Energy Efficiency:Table 5a. U.S. Commercial Buildings Energy ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Table 5a. U.S. Commercial Buildings Energy Intensity Using Site Energy 1 by Census Region and Principal Building Activity, 1992-2003 (Million Btu per Building)

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Discussion of Problems in the Development of Building Energy Efficiency In China  

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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 Efficiency (BEE) is becoming one of the most fashionable terms in China in recent years. Although some specifications, standards and technologies have been developed, some problems worthy of note in BEE have appeared. Through introducing the current status of BEE in China, some serious problems existing in the development of Chinese BEE are pointed out in this paper. In this way, the author wishes Chinese leaders, researchers and designers in this field could think earnestly about the above problems in BEE. At the same time, the authors give some advice and reference solutions for the problems in the paper, and it is hoped that they are thoughtfully considered.

Liu, Y.; Fu, X.; Luo, Q.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal Energy Summary  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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 75C water from shallow wells. Power production is assisted by the availability of gravity fed, 7C 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 Earths 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 88C 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

J. L. Renner

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal Heat Pump Systems: Applications and Technology Development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report discusses a hybrid geothermal heat pump system, an efficient, all-electric heating and cooling option for small and large commercial buildings. In this system, the ground loop heat exchanger is sized for winter heating and supplemented by auxiliary heat rejection devices (such as fluid coolers or cooling towers) for summer operation that prevent performance-impeding heat buildup in the earth surrounding the ground loop.

2003-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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New Mexico State University Campus geothermal demonstration project  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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.

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

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR Guide to Energy Efficiency Competitions for Building and Plants  

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Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR ® Guide to Energy Efficiency Competitions for Buildings & Plants TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction .............................................................................................................................................................................. 1 Chapter 1: Set Goals.................................................................................................................................................................. 2 Chapter 2: Define the Playing Field ........................................................................................................................................... 3 Chapter 3: Dedicate Resources .................................................................................................................................................

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Design and prototype of a partial window replacement to improve the energy efficiency of 90-year-old MIT buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The existing windows of the 90-year-old buildings on the main MIT campus are not energy efficient and compromise comfort levels. The single panes of glass allow too much heat transfer and solar heat gain. In addition, the ...

Chen, YunJa

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

EA-1926: Energy Efficiency Design Standards for New Federal Low-Rise Residential Buildings (RIN# 1904-AC61)  

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

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Microgrids: An emerging paradigm for meeting building electricityand heat requirements efficiently and with appropriate energyquality  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The first major paradigm shift in electricity generation,delivery, and control is emerging in the developed world, notably Europe,North America, and Japan. This shift will move electricity supply awayfrom the highly centralised universal service quality model with which weare familiar today towards a more dispersed system with heterogeneousqualities of service. One element of dispersed control is the clusteringof sources and sinks into semi-autonomous mu grids (microgrids).Research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RD3) of mu gridsare advancing rapidly on at least three continents, and significantdemonstrations are currently in progress. This paradigm shift will resultin more electricity generation close to end-uses, often involvingcombined heat and power application for building heating and cooling,increased local integration of renewables, and the possible provision ofheterogeneous qualities of electrical service to match the requirementsof various end-uses. In Europe, mu grid RD3 is entering its third majorround under the 7th European Commission Framework Programme; in the U.S.,one specific mu grid concept is undergoing rigorous laboratory testing,and in Japan, where the most activity exists, four major publiclysponsored and two privately sponsored demonstrations are in progress.This evolution poses new challenges to the way buildings are designed,built, and operated. Traditional building energy supply systems willbecome much more complex in at least three ways: 1. one cannot simplyassume gas arrives at the gas meter, electricity at its meter, and thetwo systems are virtually independent of one another; rather, energyconversion, heat recovery and use, and renewable energy harvesting mayall be taking place simultaneously within the building energy system; 2.the structure of energy flows in the building must accommodate multipleenergy processes in a manner that permits high overall efficiency; and 3.multiple qualities of electricity may be supplied to various buildingfunctions.

Marnay, Chris; Firestone, Ryan

2007-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Basics: Geothermal Technologies  

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

EERE: Energy Basics Geothermal Technologies Photo of steam pouring out of a geothermal plant. Geothermal technologies use the clean, sustainable heat from the Earth. Geothermal...

462

Geothermal Reservoir Dynamics - TOUGHREACT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Swelling in a Fractured Geothermal Reservoir, presented atTHC) Modeling Based on Geothermal Field Data, Geothermics,and Silica Scaling in Geothermal Production-Injection Wells

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Piette, M.A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Geothermal Energy  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Geothermal Energy Technology (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.

Steele, B.C.; Harman, G.; Pitsenbarger, J. [eds.

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Cost Containment Through Energy Efficiency in Texas State-Owned Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

"The Energy Cost Containment Through Energy Efficiency" in Texas State-owned buildings project was begun in the spring of 1984 as a part of a multipronged effort to reduce rising energy costs in State operations. Energy audits of 21 million square feet (22% of total conditioned space) were conducted by three energy engineering firms and Texas Engineering Extension Service personnel under contract to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Retrofits totaling $15.6 million with annual savings of $9.2 million were identified (59% ROI). This paper will detail the objectives of the project, summarize audit results, and outline financing options for individual projects.

Ponder, W. M.; Verdict, M. E.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Advanced Controls and Communications for Demand Response and Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) and Nationalnational survey of energy-related building characteristics, and energy consumption,

Kiliccote, Sila; Piette, Mary Ann; Hansen, David

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Geothermal guidebook  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The guidebook contains an overview, a description of the geothermal resource, statutes and regulations, and legislative policy concerns. (MHR)

Not Available

1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:Geothermal/Impacts | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Impacts Impacts Jump to: navigation, search Property Name Geothermal/Impacts Property Type Text Description Impacts Pages using the property "Geothermal/Impacts" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A A 3D-3C Reflection Seismic Survey and Data Integration to Identify the Seismic Response of Fractures and Permeable Zones Over a Known Geothermal Resource at Soda Lake, Churchill Co., NV Geothermal Project + If successful, this would mark a major advance in our ability to image potentially productive fluid pathways in fracture-dominated systems. A Demonstration System for Capturing Geothermal Energy from Mine Waters beneath Butte, MT Geothermal Project + Successful application of techniques could allow replication to buildings across campus and in City of Butte, including county court house, the Federal court building, World Museum of Mining, and numerous privately owned historic buildings.

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Geothermal energy  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The following subjects are discussed: areas of ''normal'' geothermal gradient, large areas of higher-than-''normal'' geothermal gradient, hot spring areas, hydrothermal systems of composite type, general problems of utilization, and domestic and world resources of geothermal energy. Almost all estimates and measurements of total heat flow published through 1962 for hot spring areas of the world are tabulated. (MHR)

White, D.E.

1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

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

SciTech Connect

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.

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

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Idaho Geothermal Commercialization Program. Idaho geothermal handbook  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The following topics are covered: geothermal resources in Idaho, market assessment, community needs assessment, geothermal leasing procedures for private lands, Idaho state geothermal leasing procedures - state lands, federal geothermal leasing procedures - federal lands, environmental and regulatory processes, local government regulations, geothermal exploration, geothermal drilling, government funding, private funding, state and federal government assistance programs, and geothermal legislation. (MHR)

Hammer, G.D.; Esposito, L.; Montgomery, M.

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

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

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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 Tribes 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 Energys Tribal Program under First Steps grant award #DE-FG36-05GO15166. The programs 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.

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

2007-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Aimed at Reducing Risk for Residential Retrofit Industry (Fact Sheet), Building America: Technical Highlight, Building Technologies Program (BTP)  

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Residential Residential Efficiency Measures Database Aimed at Reducing Risk for Residential Retrofit Industry Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed the National Residential Efficiency Measures Database, a public database that characterizes the performance and costs of common residential energy efficiency measures. The data are available for use in software programs that evaluate cost- effective retrofit measures to improve the energy efficiency of residential buildings. This database: * Provides information in a standardized format. * Improves the technical consistency and accuracy of the results of software programs. * Enables experts and stakeholders to view the retrofit information and provide comments to improve data

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Based on the survey on the preset and applied situation of the central air conditioning systems in public buildings in Xiamen, this paper analyzes the status of energy consumption, and indicates the irrational aspects of operation and management 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 consumption is a little too high, especially in public buildings. The energy consumption of central air conditioning system is very significant, and therefore energy conservation has much potential.

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Federal Energy Management Program: Geothermal Resources and Technologies  

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Geothermal Geothermal Resources and Technologies to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Geothermal Resources and Technologies on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Geothermal Resources and Technologies on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Geothermal Resources and Technologies on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Geothermal Resources and Technologies on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Geothermal Resources and Technologies on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Geothermal Resources and Technologies on AddThis.com... Energy-Efficient Products Technology Deployment Renewable Energy Federal Requirements Renewable Resources & Technologies Solar Wind

476

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

SciTech Connect

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