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Ball State building massive geothermal system | Department of Energy  

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

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  

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

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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Energy Efficient Buildings Hub  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

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Human Health Science Building Geothermal Heat Pumps | Department...  

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

Human Health Science Building Geothermal Heat Pumps Human Health Science Building Geothermal Heat Pumps Project objectives: Construct a ground sourced heat pump, heating,...

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Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting...  

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

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

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PROGRESS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

made in the energy efficiency of buildings. Better cost dataimproving energy efficiency of buildings is being addressedimprovement of energy efficiency in buildings are briefly

Wall, L.W.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficient Buildings Hub  

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

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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Building Energy Efficient Schools  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

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

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Energy Efficient Buildings Hub  

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

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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Making Buildings Better: Indie Energy & the Geothermal Breakthrough |  

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

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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2008 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

2008 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS C A L I F O R N I A E N E RGY CO M M I S S I O N Buildings and Appliances Office #12;Acknowledgments The Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Standards the adoption of the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards to Jon Leber, PE, (November 13, 1947 - February

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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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Geothermal: Sponsored by OSTI -- Broad Overview of Energy Efficiency...  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Broad Overview of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Opportunities for Department of Defense Installations Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection HelpFAQ | Site Map |...

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Performance investigation of two geothermal district heating systems for building applications: Energy analysis  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The energetic performance of Balcova geothermal district heating system (BGDHS) and Salihli geothermal district heating system (SGDHS) installed in Turkey is investigated for building applications in this study. The essential components (e.g., pumps, heat exchangers) of these geothermal district heating systems are also included in the modeling. The present model is employed for system analysis and energetic performance evaluation of the geothermal district heating systems. Energy flow diagrams are drawn to exhibit the input and output energies and losses to the surroundings by using the 2003 and 2004 heating season actual data. In addition, energy efficiencies are studied for comparison purposes, and are found to be 39.36% for BGDHS and 59.31% for SGDHS, respectively.

Leyla Ozgener; Arif Hepbasli; Ibrahim Dincer

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Energy Efficiency Market...  

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

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

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

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

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

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Buildings Energy Efficiency Policy  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Efficiency Wind Biomass Natural Gas Combined Cycle Nuclear Coal IGCC Photovoltaics Rangeof · Emphasized lighting · Insulation, HVAC, motors, windows also significant · Savings typically 1-10% per

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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2008 Building Energy2008 Building Energyg gy Efficiency Standards  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Buildings p , p g , Luminaire Power, etc. for Nonresidential Buildings 4 #12;What is New for 2008? R d l B ld What is New for 2008? R d l B ldResidential BuildingsResidential Buildings Mandatory Measures2008 Building Energy2008 Building Energyg gy Efficiency Standards g gy Efficiency Standardsfficie

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Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments in Twenty-Two States Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments in Twenty-Two States June...

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Geothermal Technologies Office Contacts | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Building Technologies Office because the U.S. Department of Energy classifies geothermal heat pumps as a technology that makes buildings more energy efficient, productive, and...

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Geothermal News  

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

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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Geothermal Blog  

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

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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FIVE-YEAR PROGRESS REPORT ON A SUCCESSFUL SOLAR/GEOTHERMAL HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM FOR A COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING IN BURLINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

ABSTRACT The purpose of this paper is to present: 1) a description of a solar/geothermal heating and cooling system that has been in successful operation in a commercial office building for over five years; and 2) to present technical and cost operational results that indicate a total annual energy consumption of approximately 25,000 Btu/sq ft/ year. The paper includes a general description of the three-story multi-tenant office building located in Burlington, Massachusetts, its energy efficient design features, its active solar space heating and hot water system, its solar/geothermal heat pump back-up heating system and its geothermal cooling system. A description of the solar/geothermal system is presented including the liquid flat plate collectors, storage tanks, heat exchangers, heat pump, heat transfer fluid, control system, operational modes and the energy monitoring system. KEYWORDS Solar space heating; geothermal heating; geothermal cooling; solar domestic hot water; energy monitoring and control.

John Zvara; P.E.; Ronald J. Adams

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Indo-Australian Geothermal Energy Capacity Building Workshop February 8-9 2010, NGRI, Hyderabad. Geothermal energy is known to be one of the clean energy without smoke and also without environmental hazards. In the present scenario, the details of geothermal energy, its importance and usage in other countries

Harinarayana, T.

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Energy Efficient Buildings Hub | Department of Energy  

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

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 |  

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

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  

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

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  

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

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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Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Levine, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Functional Testing Protocols for Commercial Building Efficiency Baseline Modeling Software  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Commercial Building Efficiency Baseline Modeling SoftwareCommercial Building Efficiency Baseline Modeling Software ETCommercial Building Energy Baseline Modeling

Jump, David

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exergoeconomic analysis of the Gonen geothermal district heating system for buildings  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper presents an application of an exergoeconomic model, through exergy and cost accounting analyses, to the Gonen geothermal district heating system (GDHS) in Balikesir, Turkey for the entire system and its components. This exergoeconomic model is used to reveal the cost formation process and the productive interaction between components. The exergy destructions in the overall Gonen GDHS are quantified and illustrated for a reference temperature of 4C. The results indicate that the exergy destructions in the system occur primarily as a result of losses in the cooled geothermal water injected back into the reservoir, pumps, heat exchangers, and pipelines. Total exergy destruction and reinjection exergy of the cooled geothermal water result in 1010kW (accounting for 32.49%), 320.3kW (accounting for 10%) of the total exergy input to the Gonen GDHS, respectively. Both energy and exergy efficiencies of the overall Gonen GDHS are also investigated to analyze the system performance, as these efficiencies are determined to be 42% and 50%, respectively. It is found that an increase of the load condition leads to a decrease in the overall thermal costs, which will result in more cost-effective energy systems for buildings.

Z. Oktay; I. Dincer

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update Meeting: August 2011 Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update Meeting: August 2011 On this page, you may link...

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Geothermal, Energy Efficiency, and Solar PV Opportunities at Nissan USA May 21st, 2014 Robinson Ford Justin Ong Jake Reeder Vikram Sridar Rica Zhang ESL-IE-14-05-04 Proceedings of the Thrity-Sixth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New... Orleans, LA. May 20-23, 2014 Carbon Goal is Driving Innovation ESL-IE-14-05-04 Proceedings of the Thrity-Sixth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 20-23, 2014 Research Areas Geothermal Solar Photovoltaics EE Verification ESL...

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy efficiency buildings program, FY 1980  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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)

Not Available

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PROPOSED 2013 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

PROPOSED 2013 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS Title 24, Part 6, and Associated400201200415 DAY #12;2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Page 1 NOTICE NOTICE This version of the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards is a marked version; that is, it contains underlined or struck

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High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

operation with energy efficiency in building systems. X X Xoperation with energy efficiency in building systems. 10.3.energy efficiency improvements in healthcare buildings. A

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Retrofit Tool for Improving Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

For Energy Efficiency of Public Building -- GB 50189.communication on building energy efficiency policy in China.Improving energy efficiency in existing buildings. ASHRAE

Levine, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

On this page, you may link to the summary report and presentations for the Building America Energy Efficiency meeting in July 2011, held in Denver, Colorado.

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Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Residential Energy Efficiency  

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

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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Achieving Energy Efficiency in Office Building  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper is to present a case of a newly built office building in the UK and to show how the energy efficiency technology in building might contribute to the energy conservation and therefore in full compliance...

Rusdy Hartungi; Liben Jiang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Best Practices: Policies for Building Efficiency and Emerging Technologies  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

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Efficiency Vermont's Enhanced Building Operations Programs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 Efficiency Vermont?s Enhanced Building Operations Programs 11th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations Session 4: Regional Utility Programs for Operational Improvement New York City - October 19, 2011 2 Topics... for Discussion ? Introduction: Efficiency Vermont ? Efficiency Vermont?s Whole-Building Operational Improvement Programs & Pilot Programs ?Commissioning & Retro-commissioning Programs ?Re-tuning Pilot Program ?Re-tuning Pilot Program Variations ?Other...

Laflamme, S.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Efficiency Report | Department of Energy  

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

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  

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

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 Industrial Building Design  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The design of industrial buildings today is still largely unaffected by energy legislation and building technologies. The present corporate tax structures for industry do little to encourage investment of capital for future operating cost savings...

Holness, G. V. R.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PROGRESS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

commercial and residential buildings, appliances and equipment, and the vali- dation of computational tools for estimating energy usage.

Wall, L.W.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Trends in Residential and Commercial Buildings...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Energy Efficiency Trends in Residential and Commercial Buildings - August 2010 Energy Efficiency Trends in Residential and Commercial Buildings - August 2010 Overview of building...

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Achieving Energy Efficiency in Exis0ng Buildings How achieve significant commercial building energy efficiency?  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

� Led BU Energy Audit over past 3 years � University Sustainability CommiAchieving Energy Efficiency in Exis0ng Buildings �How achieve significant commercial building energy efficiency? Focus on HVAC. �Our solu0on

Hutyra, Lucy R.

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build more efficient electrical grids, and  

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

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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Building Technologies Office: Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder  

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

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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The BEAM Project: Building Efficient Architectural Models  

K-12 Energy Lesson Plans and Activities Web site (EERE)

This activity allows students the opportunity to explore materials used in architectural engineering and gain an understanding of their insolating properties. Students will research, design, build, test and improve a structure as to achieve the highest energy efficiency possible. Structures will be tested outside on a sunny day for eight hours with temperature changes being recorded each hour. Students will gain an understanding of how the combination of building location and orientation along with building design and materials can greatly affect the energy efficiency of a building.

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Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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.

None

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

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.

None

2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Efficiency in Rural China  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

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

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Green Building- Efficient Life Cycle  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 Page 2 Siemens Real EstateICEBO 2008 #0;? SRE plans, builds, finances, develops and manages Siemens sites and provides advice on all... Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 Page 3 Siemens Real EstateICEBO 2008 As at: Sep. 30, 2007, all figures in accordance with US GAAP Source: SRE FC FY 2006 FY 2007 Sales ?1.71 billion ?1.69 billion Earnings ?122 million ?228 million Property...

Kohns, R.

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Building on Efficiency | Department of Energy  

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

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  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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 Retrofits and Green Building Practices  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. 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...

Rahman, M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Standards for State Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In April 2009, the legislature passed [http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/2009/billhtml/SB0049.htm S.B. 49], creating energy efficiency standards for state-owned and state-leased buildings. Energy...

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

Energy Savers [EERE]

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

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Innovative System and Method for Monitoring Energy Efficiency in Buildings  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Improving energy efficiency (EE) in buildings may significantly reduce...@lisee, for achieving energy efficiency in buildings (households, officies, campus, data centers, etc. ... devices, locally estimating indo...

Grazia Fattoruso; Saverio De Vito; Ciro Di Palma; Girolamo Di Francia

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Bardhan, Ashok; Kroll, Cynthia A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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buildings efficiency cbecs | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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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Energy Efficiency in Buildings- the Utilities View  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Konig, U.

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SPEER: Building a Regional Energy Efficiency Partnership  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

SPEER: Building a Regional Energy Efficiency Partnership Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference San Antonio, TX Doug Lewin December 18, 2013 ESL-KT-13-12-52 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas... Dec. 16-18 SPEER Member-based, non-profit organization The Newest Regional Energy Efficiency Organization (REEO) Founded in 2011 38 members from wide cross section of E.E. industries ESL-KT-13-12-52 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy...

Lewin, D.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Realizing Building End-Use Efficiency with Ermerging Technologies  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

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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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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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Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

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ABORATORY Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policiesleveraging for energy-efficiency BEE Best Practice Policiesgoverning energy efficiency and discuss best practices for

Levine, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

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April). Options for Energy Efficiency in India and BarriersACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. ACEEE.Commission's new Energy Efficiency Directive. From http://

Levine, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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 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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Sault Tribe Building Efficiency Energy Audits  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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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Improving the Energy Efficiency of Residential Buildings | Department of  

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

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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Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the Building Energy Efficiency Market in India - Lessonson the high-energy-performance market, most constructionand Market-based Mechanisms to Improve Building Energy

Levine, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

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Model Predictive Control for Energy Efficient Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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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Exergy analysis of two geothermal district heating systems for building applications  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This study evaluates the exergetic performance of two local Turkish geothermal district heating systems through exergy analysis. The exergy destructions in these geothermal district heating systems are quantified and illustrated using exergy flow diagrams for a reference temperature of 1C using the 2003 and 2004 actual seasonal heating data. The results indicate that the exergy destructions in these systems particularly occur due to losses in pump, heat exchangers, pipelines, and the reinjection of thermal water. Exergy efficiencies of the two systems are investigated for the system performance analysis and improvement and are determined to be 42.89% and 59.58%, respectively.

Leyla Ozgener; Arif Hepbasli; Ibrahim Dincer

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy-Efficiency Evaluation & Labeling Technologies in China  

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

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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Geothermal Energy  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Geothermal energy can be used either to generate base- ... in buildings. Globally, the annual production of geothermal electricity is somewhat smaller than solar PV ... locations with adequate resources. For powe...

Ricardo Guerrero-Lemus; Jos Manuel Martnez-Duart

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Standards for Public Buildings | Department of Energy  

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

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

Energy Savers [EERE]

is Expanding, Improving Energy Efficiency Throughout America Better Buildings Challenge is Expanding, Improving Energy Efficiency Throughout America December 5, 2013 - 4:36pm...

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BUILDINGS SECTOR DEMAND-SIDE EFFICIENCY TECHNOLOGY SUMMARIES  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

............................................................................................... 2 Demand-Side Efficiency Technologies I. Energy Management Systems (EMSsLBL-33887 UC-000 BUILDINGS SECTOR DEMAND-SIDE EFFICIENCY TECHNOLOGY SUMMARIES Jonathan G. Koomey

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Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

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Geothermal-Heat Extraction As a source of renewable energy, geothermal-heat extraction has become increasingly  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Geothermal-Heat Extraction As a source of renewable energy, geothermal-heat extraction has become increasingly important in recent years. Proper design of a geothermal system, be it for deep or for shallow well? 40 MWh/a are required for heating the building. Assume an energy efficiency of 70%. Create a 2D

Kornhuber, Ralf

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Best Practices: Policies for Building Efficiency and Emerging Technologies  

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

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 State Building Initiative | Department of Energy  

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

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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Energy-Efficient Building Standards for State Facilities | Department of  

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

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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Model Predictive Control for Energy Efficient Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

feedback control. Green buildings are expected to maintainHigh-performance green buildings are expected to maintain

Ma, Yudong

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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State Building Energy Efficiency Program | Department of Energy  

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

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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Performance investigation of the Afyon geothermal district heating system for building applications: Exergy analysis  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper deals with an energy and exergy evaluation and modeling of geothermal district heating systems for their system analysis, performance evaluation and optimization. As a comprehensive case study, the Afyon geothermal district heating system (AFJET) in Afyon, Turkey is considered and actual thermal data are collected and employed for analysis. Using actual system data, an evaluation of the district heating system performance, energy and exergy efficiencies, and exergy destructions in the system are conducted in this regard. This study is also conducted to show how energy and exergy efficiencies of the \\{GDHSs\\} will change with the reference temperature and how exergy losses will affect by the temperature difference between the geothermal resource and the supply temperature of the district heating distribution network. In addition, the negative effects of discharge waters of the AFJET are presented. The energy and exergy efficiencies of the entire AFJET are found to be 37.59% and 47.54%, respectively. The results are expected to be helpful to researchers and engineers in the area.

Ali Keeba?; Muhammet Kayfeci; Engin Gedik

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Diffusion of Energy Efficiency in Building. Americanlevel of energy efficiency in new buildings. Furthermore, asIncorporating Energy Efficiency into Commercial Buildings

Bardhan, Ashok; Kroll, Cynthia A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Piette, Mary Ann; Kiliccote, Sila

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How ambient intelligence will improve habitability and energy efficiency in buildings  

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

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

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Worldwide Energy Efficiency Action through Capacity Building and Training  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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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Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings |  

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

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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101

Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings |  

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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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Obama Administration Launches $130 Million Building Energy Efficiency  

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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  

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

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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Reference book on geothermal direct use  

SciTech Connect (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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Energy Efficiency Upgrades Help Build Better Neighborhoods | Department of  

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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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Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned  

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

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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Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned  

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

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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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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Southeast Enertgy Efficiency Alliance's Building Energy Codes Project  

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

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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Computer-aided design of energy-efficient buildings  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The use of computers in the design of energy-efficient buildings has become a necessity because of the large number of parameters such designs involve and the need to meet standards that call for computer use. This paper shows how an initial design, developed in accordance with the proposed ASHRAE Standard 90.1 P 'Energy efficient design of new buildings except low-rise residential buildings', is modified to reduce the building's energy costs.

Radu Zmeureanu; Paul Fazio

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mainstreaming Building Energy Efficiency Codes in Developing Countries:  

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

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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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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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The Navy Saves Energy in its Buildings With EERE Expertise |...  

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

energy savings performance contract (ESPC) partnership, the NUWC installed geothermal heat pumps, high-efficiency HVAC and building systems; improved energy management...

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Financing Turnkey Efficiency Solutions for Small Buildings and Small Portfolios  

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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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Driving Transformation to Energy Efficient Buildings:Policies and Actions |  

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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

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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programs for Buildings and Facilities  

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Below are best practices, project resources, and other tools to help you develop and implement programs for designing, building, and operating energy efficient government, commercial, and...

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case...  

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of 1915 Home, Dayton, Washington Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Retrofit of 1915 Home, Dayton, Washington This case study lists project...

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

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Tommy Williams Homes Initial Performance of Two Zero Energy Homes, Gainesville, Florida Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Tommy Williams Homes Initial...

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

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Ravenwood Homes and Energy Smart Home Plans, Inc., Cape Coral, Florida Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Ravenwood Homes and Energy Smart Home Plans,...

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case...  

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South Sarasota County, Venice, Florida Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Venice, Florida PNNL and...

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

Energy Savers [EERE]

Humanity of Palm Beach County, Lake Worth, Florida Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Venice, Florida...

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Buildings, Commissioning, Efficiency, Comfort, and CO2  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. Continuous commissioning and CC are registered trademarks of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station Commissioning of Existing Buildings Major International Activities ? IEA Annex 40 ?Commissioning of Buildings and HVAC Systems for Improved Energy... Performance? IEA Annex 47 ?Cost Effective Commissioning for Existing and Low Energy Buildings? Commissioning of Existing Buildings International Examples ? China ? to be added? Belgium ? to be added? Japan ? Akashi et al. Source: Mills et al. 2005 Source...

Claridge, D. E.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy 101: Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings  

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

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2014-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy 101: Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

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2014-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Tax Incentives for Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Commercial Buildings |  

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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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Students Develop Innovative Solutions for Energy Efficient Buildings |  

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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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Analysis of the Chinese Market for Building Energy Efficiency  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

Yu, Sha; Evans, Meredydd; Shi, Qing

2014-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Kyiv institutional buildings sector energy efficiency program: Technical assessment  

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The purpose of this assessment is to characterize the economic energy efficiency potential and investment requirements for space heating and hot water provided by district heat in the stock of state and municipal institutional buildings in the city of Kyiv. The assessment involves three activities. The first is a survey of state and municipal institutions to characterize the stock of institutional buildings. The second is to develop an estimate of the cost-effective efficiency potential. The third is to estimate the investment requirements to acquire the efficiency resource. Institutional buildings are defined as nonresidential buildings owned and occupied by state and municipal organizations. General categories of institutional buildings are education, healthcare, and cultural. The characterization activity provides information about the number of buildings, building floorspace, and consumption of space heating and hot water energy provided by the district system.

Secrest, T.J.; Freeman, S.L. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Popelka, A. [Tysak Engineering, Acton, MA (United States); Shestopal, P.A.; Gagurin, E.V. [Agency for Rational Energy Use and Ecology, Kyiv (Ukraine)

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency in State Buildings | Department of Energy  

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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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Analysis of the Russian Market for Building Energy Efficiency  

SciTech Connect (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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Better Buildings Challenge is Expanding, Improving Energy Efficiency  

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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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Application of Infrared Thermography in Building Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ICEBO2006, Shenzhen, China Building Commissioning for Energy Efficiency and Comfort, Vol. VI-5-3 Application of Infrared Thermography in Building Energy Efficiency Yongzheng Shi Hongbing Chen Qi Xu Deying Li Zhonghua Wang Xiumu Fang...]. Infrared Technology,2002,01:34-37.(In Chinese) [6] Yangyang Wang. Research on surface temperature of building envelope measured by thermal infrared imager [J]. Hv & Ac, 2006, 02:84-88.(In Chinese) ...

Shi, Y.; Chen, H.; Xu, Q.; I, D.; Wang, Z.; Fang, X.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Predictive Control for Energy Efficient Buildings  

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Learning Control for Thermal Energy Storage Systems. In:Predictive Control of Thermal Energy Storage in Buildingmaking use of building thermal energy storage, and this work

Ma, Yudong

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Index to Evaluate Energy Efficiency of the Building HVAC System  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1An Index to Evaluate Energy Efficiency of the Entire Building HVAC System Presented by Dr. Claridge Date: 09/15/2014 ESL-IC-14-09-15 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Beijing, China, September 14..., Beijing, China, September 14-17, 2014 3 Why we need the Energy/Load Ratio 1. Building 2. HVAC Systems 3. Common Index Building sector consumes 40% of total energy usage in US (Residential buildings 22%, Commercial building 19%) HVAC systems...

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal Technologies Subject Portal  

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alike at: Introducing The Geothermal Technologies Subject Portal is sponsored by the Geothermal Technologies Program, DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), and is...

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Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection  

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sponsored by DOE The Geothermal Technologies Subject Portal founding sponsorship by the Geothermal Technologies Program, DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), and...

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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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Comparing advanced exergetic assessments of two geothermal district heating systems for residential buildings  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Advanced exergy analysis method has been increasingly utilized in analyzing and assessing the performance of energy-related systems in recent years due to more deeply investigating the exergy destructions. In this study, two various geothermal district heating systems (GDHSs), the Afyon and Bigadi GDHSs, which have been operated in Turkey, were considered to perform their advanced exergy analyses and assessments. The \\{GDHSs\\} studied were also compared with each other for the first time in terms of advanced exergetic aspects. In the analyses and calculations of the GDHS, the actual operational data obtained from the measurements and technical staff were utilized. The overall conventional and advanced exergetic efficiency values for the Afyon GDHS are determined to be 27.53% and 34.72% while those for the Bigadi GDHS are obtained to be 21.03% and 32.52%, respectively. Considering both the interactions among components and the potential for improving components, more effective and efficient improvement priorities were proposed.

Ali Keeba?; Can Coskun; Zuhal Oktay; Arif Hepbasli

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OpenEI - buildings efficiency cbecs  

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

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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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Exploring the Limits of Energy Efficiency in Office Buildings  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper explores the limiting energy efficiency for the energy uses in a particular office building. This limit might be viewed as the Carnot efficiency for the entire building. It assumes that all energy?consuming services in the building are provided at the minimum energy value that does not violate physical law. Rigorous physical limits such as the Carnot efficiency are used where applicable; in other cases a plausible approximation has been adopted. Based on the assumptions made it would be possible to provide all of the energy?based services currently provided in the building using approximately 0.2? kWh /( ft 2 ? yr ). This limiting value is less than 1% of the energy used by a typical office building in the United States. Examination of expected advances in individual technologies suggests that it may be possible to construct a building that uses approximately 0.8? kWh /( ft 2 ? yr ) within the next decade.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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

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

Jain, Raj

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Energy Efficiency Standards for State Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Arizona has some requirements for their buildings contained within their statutes. A.R.S. 34-451 requires the Department of Administration, the Department of Transportation and the Arizona Board...

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Energy 101: Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings  

K-12 Energy Lesson Plans and Activities Web site (EERE)

This video highlights several energy-saving features of the Research Support Facility at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratorya model for high-performance office building design.

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Geothermal Technologies Office: Geothermal Projects  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Skip to Content U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy EERE Home | Programs & Offices | Consumer Information Geothermal Technologies Office Search Search...

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The Challenge: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Across the  

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

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 |  

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

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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Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments in  

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

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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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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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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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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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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A Retrofit Tool for Improving Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings  

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

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

2013-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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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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Energy Department Invests $14 Million in Innovative Building Efficiency Technologies  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Energy Department today announced up to $14 million in funding for 15 research and development projects to support technologies that will contribute to advancing early-stage, breakthrough energy-efficient solutions for buildings and homes.

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2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

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Building highly efficient LEDs in the yellow-green spectrum  

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Argonne and Purdue researchers are peering deep into the atomic structure and composition of LED lights in order to build highly efficient LEDs in the yellow-green spectrum.

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2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INDOOR AIR QUALITY IN ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS  

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

Hollowell, Craig D.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Florida Energy Efficiency Building Code, the Second Generation  

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This paper discusses the Revision of the Residential Sections of the Florida Energy Efficiency Code for Building Construction. The procedures utilized in the Revision and the concepts integrated in to the 2nd Generation of the Florida Specific...

Dixon, R. W.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: News Feature - Solar System Tops Off Efficient NREL Building  

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Solar System Tops Off Efficient NREL Building September 29, 2010 Photo of the sun reflecting off of a solar panel on a roof. Enlarge image More than 1,800 solar panels are being...

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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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Tuning Fuzzy Logic Controllers for Energy Efficiency Consumption in Buildings  

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- tems 1 Introduction In EU countries, primary energy consumption in build- ings represents about 40Tuning Fuzzy Logic Controllers for Energy Efficiency Consumption in Buildings R. Alcal´a DECSAI 18071 ­ Granada, Spain e-mail: A.Gonzalez@decsai.ugr.es Abstract In EU countries, primary energy consump

Casillas Barranquero, Jorge

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Geothermal Success Stories | Department of Energy  

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

Geothermal Success Stories Geothermal Success Stories RSS The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) successes in finding, accessing, and using U.S. geothermal...

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

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

Aalberts, Daniel P.

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Guide to Geothermal Heat Pumps  

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

Geothermal Heat Pumps Work Using a heat exchanger, a geothermal heat pump can move heat from one space to another. In summer, the geothermal heat pump extracts heat from a building...

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Updated Buildings Sector Appliance and Equipment Costs and Efficiency  

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

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 Pumps | Department of Energy  

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

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

Ghatikar, Girish

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Vine, Edward

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low to No Cost Strategy for Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings...  

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

Low to No Cost Strategy for Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings (Text Version) Low to No Cost Strategy for Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings (Text Version) Electronic Voice:...

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Audit Procedures for Improving Residential Building Energy Efficiency  

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Audit Procedures for Improving Residential Building Energy Efficiency This report analyses Sustainability Program Subtask 3.5.1: Residential Energy Efficiency Deliverable 1 Prepared by The University Delivery and Energy Reliability As part of Cooperative Agreement No. DE-EE0003507 Under Task 3.5: Energy

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National Residential Efficiency Measures Database- Building America Top Innovation  

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

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Indoor radon problem in energy efficient multi-storey buildings  

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......Against Radon at Home and at Work Indoor radon problem in energy efficient multi-storey...amount of the total energy consumption in developed countries...approaches for designing energy-efficient buildings...registration of 1 h average value. Dwellers......

I. V. Yarmoshenko; A. V. Vasilyev; A. D. Onishchenko; S. M. Kiselev; M. V. Zhukovsky

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HVAC & Building Management Control System Energy Efficiency Replacements  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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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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 and economic analysis of geothermalsolar trigeneration systems: A case study for a hotel building in Ischia  

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Abstract This paper presents the design, simulation and optimisation of a small trigeneration plant supplied by geothermal and solar energies. Different technologies are implemented in a dynamic simulation model purposely developed for research scope: a 6kWe micro Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC); a 30kWf single stage H2O/LiBr absorption chiller; a geothermal well; a solar field obtained by new prototypal flat-plate evacuated solar collectors. The ORC is supplied by heat obtained by a geothermal well in which geothermal brine is about at 95C. In order to improve system performance, additional heat is provided by solar energy obtained through a 25m2 solar field. Diathermic oil (up to 130C) is adopted as working fluid in order to supply heat to the ORC evaporator. A suitable oil storage tank is modelled in order to mitigate the temperature fluctuations due to the variability of solar energy availability. The output power of the ORC depends on the availability of solar energy. The absorption chiller is switched-on in summer time and it is fed by geothermal energy only. This simulation model is implemented in TRNSYS environment. The ORC is modelled by zero-dimensional energy and mass balances implemented in Engineering Equation Solver (EES). A case study is developed in order to test the energy and economic performance of this innovative micro-trigeneration plant. In particular, the above mentioned model is applied to the Regina Isabella hotel in Ischia (Naples, South Italy), famous for its geothermal sources. Currently, such hotel is already equipped by a geothermal system (by several hot water wells) for thermal cares, domestic hot water production and space heating. By TRNSYS the optimisation of the system design parameters and the calculation of the thermo-economic conditions were performed. The system showed excellent energy performance indexes. In fact, the average yearly efficiency of the solar thermal collectors is close to 60%, whereas the average yearly ORC electric efficiency is about 6%, which is a good achievement considering the system driving temperature. Results also show that the system performance is more dependent on the availability of the geothermal energy than the solar one. From the economic point of view, good results are also obtained. In fact, in the worst operating conditions the Simple Pay Back Period is 7.6years, decreasing to 2.5years in the most convenient considered scenario (public funding and full utilisation of the produced thermal energy).

Annamaria Buonomano; Francesco Calise; Adolfo Palombo; Maria Vicidomini

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency in Buildings in Switzerland  

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? Sensitivity to the decision procedure Based on experiences observed during these management seminars, the actual IEA annex 40 project of the Swiss shadow group is working to improve the com- petence of managers responsible for operation of the company.... SwissEnergy, Basic principles for optimum operation of complex installa- tions (OCI), EMDZ 805.220.1e, also published in the CD IEA Annex 40 2. SwissEnergy, Cost-efficiency arguments for optimum operation of com- plex installations...

Chuard, J.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

with wind and solar energy options will help address the problem of climate change and compensate and expected technological improvements, it is thought that geothermal energy will be able to "contribute harnessing of low temperature, renewable geothermal energy for hot water heating and heating and cooling

Coles, Cynthia

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Appendices of an appraisal for the use of geothermal energy in state-owned buildings in Colorado. Section B: Buena Vista  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Two state-owned building complexes have been evaluated for the use of geothermal energy within the vicinity of Buena Vista: the Colorado State Reformatory south of Buena Vista and the State Highway Department Building in downtown Buena Vista. The following are included: resource assessment for the Buena Vista area, building retrofit engineering for the two buildings, economic evaluations, institutional requirements, and environmental considerations. (MHR)

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

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction | Department of Energy  

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

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  

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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  

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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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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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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 rehabilitation of multifamily buildings in the Midwest  

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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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Geothermal Heat Pumps  

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The Geothermal Technologies Office focuses only on electricity generation. For additional information about geothermal heating and cooling and ground source heat pumps, please visit the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Buildings Technologies Office.

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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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Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation  

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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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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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Success factors of energy efficiency measures in buildings in Norway  

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Abstract The aim of the study was to identify factors and parameters, which could contribute to the successful implementation of energy efficiency measures in buildings, and to find which parameters introduce uncertainties in achieving the planned energy savings. A database of 41 buildings was developed for the analysis. The database contained information related to buildings, energy efficiency measures, and energy use over several years. A presentation method for the persistence of the energy efficiency measures was introduced. Through the energy performance contract, energy savings of 30% of the total energy use were suggested on average. The results showed that the success factors of the energy efficiency measures were: previous energy use, project cost, consultant experience and engagement, and implementation of a good operation plan. The persistence of the energy efficiency measures was influenced by the achieved savings in the first year, the guaranty period, and the implementation of the operation measures. Uncertainties in the presented results were induced by the following factors: temperature correction method, difference in reported building area, correctness of the information regarding the implemented measures, and calculation method. The uncertainty due to lack of information or not delivering the operation measures was about 20% of the total energy use.

Natasa Nord; Stine Fjrli Sjthun

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced Geothermal Systems Subprogram Overview  

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Geothermal Systems Subprogram Overview May 18, 2010 Geothermal Technologies Program Peer Review Crystal City, VA Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy eere.energy.gov Technology...

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Indoor radon problem in energy efficient multi-storey buildings  

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......estimated. INTRODUCTION The problems of energy saving and energy efficiency are in the spotlight of society. Buildings account for a...percentile exceeds 10 and only in one room it is 4. In each house, the minimal registered radon concentration drops below......

I. V. Yarmoshenko; A. V. Vasilyev; A. D. Onishchenko; S. M. Kiselev; M. V. Zhukovsky

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrofitting Existing Buildings for Demand Response & Energy Efficiency  

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Retrofitting Existing Buildings for Demand Response & Energy Efficiency www, enable demand response, improve productivity for older facilities. - Use technologies which minimize are notified by PG&E by 3pm the day prior to the critical event. - Customers with Auto-Demand Response enabled

California at Los Angeles, University of

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Energy Audit Results for Residential Building Energy Efficiency  

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

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

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the larger diffusion of green and energy efficient buildingsmarket. Demand for Green and Energy Efficient Buildings Thethe adoption of green and energy efficient technologies. The

Bardhan, Ashok; Kroll, Cynthia A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Energy efficiency in public buildings through ICT based control and monitoring systems G, France Keywords: energy efficiency, existing public buildings, control strategies, dynamic simulations a project entitled "Smart Energy Efficient Middleware for Public Spaces" (SEEMPubS). The project addresses

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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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  

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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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Efficiency characteristic of building integrated photovoltaics as a shading device  

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A building-integrated photovoltaic system (BIPV) has been operated over 1 year in the Samsung Institute of Engineering & Construction Technology (SIECT) in Korea. The PV cells are mounted on the south facade and on the roof of the SIECT in the Giheung area. Special care was taken in the building design to have the PV modules shade the building in the summer, so as to reduce cooling loads, while at the same time allowing solar energy to enter the building during the heating season, and providing daylight. This paper gives a 1 year analysis of the system performance, evaluation of the system efficiency and the power output, taking into account the weather conditions. As a part of certain design compromises, that took into account, aesthetic, safety, and cost considerations, non-optimal tilt angles and occasional shading of the PV modules made the efficiency of PV system lower than the peak rating of the cells. The yearly average efficiency of the sunshade solar panel is 9.2% (average over 28.6C surface temperature), with a minimum of 3.6% (average over 27.9C surface temperature) in June and a maximum of 20.2% (average over 19.5C surface temperature) in December.

Seung-Ho Yoo; Eun-Tack Lee

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Summary of 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Changes Summary of Changes For  

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Summary of 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Changes Summary of Changes For California 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Mazi Shirakh, P.E. Project Manager, Building Energy Efficiency Standards Buildings and Appliances Office California Energy Commission Adopted on April 23, 2008 #12;Summary

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Geothermal Heat Pumps | Department of Energy  

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

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

Authors, Various

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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BPS, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources for buildings greening and zero energy cities planning: Harmony and ethics of sustainability  

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This paper reviews crucial role of building performance simulation (BPS) dynamic analysis of the inextricable linkage of building's energy demand for HVAC and other building's technical systems sustainable energy supply and renewable energy sources (RES) availability to reach building's zero energy status. Reviewed are BPS advances in buildings energy efficiency optimization, solar, geothermal and other renewable energy sources integrated implementation, as well as hybridization and mixed distributed energy generation, co- and tri-generation for building's greening and sustainable neighborhoods, settlements, as well as high performance Zero Energy Cities Planning. As an introduction, outlined is the intrinsic harmony of the traditional village houses balanced use of renewable materials and energy sources and presented are feasibility study results on the sustainable Zero Energy ECO Settlement at the Mediterranean Sea proceeded by the description of the site's sustainability's constrains assessment. Architectural design and building's dynamic behavior and energy efficiency optimization resulting in minimization of thermal and lighting loads, precede to the multidisciplinary engineering investigation and preliminary design of sustainable Zero Energy Buildings confirming feasibility of settlement's sustainable energy and water supply by the reliable implementation of solar PV and wind technologies, including PV powered sea water desalination. Further, interwoven with presentation of a few case studies, paper outlines advances in BPS and Co-simulation. Reviewed are optimization of mixed, natural and mechanical ventilation via CFD integrated with architectural modeling; BPS and Co-simulation approach to the total building performance optimization encompassing multifunctional facades, day-lighting, IE&AQ and HVAC systems operation offering an enormous potential for energy saving by residential/municipal RES integrated renovation. Stressed has been that it is impossible to reach sustainability without harmonious interdisciplinary interacting, without balance between materiality and spirituality, science and art, technology development and cultural and other human values improvement, without ethics of sustainability.

Marija S. Todorovi?

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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levelized costs of wind and geothermal power to one another.the costs of buying wind or geothermal power to the costs of

Bolinger, Mark; Wiser, Ryan; Golove, William

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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levelized costs of wind and geothermal power to one another.costs of buying wind or geothermal power to the costs of

Bolinger, Mark; Wiser, Ryan; Golove, William

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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EnergyPlus Boosts Building Efficiency with Help from Autodesk | Department  

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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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National Geothermal Student Competition  

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The EnergyDepartment's National Geothermal Student Competition (GSC) seeks students interested in building and showcasing scientific research, communication and leadership skills to convey the...

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

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

Yu, Sha; Evans, Meredydd; Delgado, Alison

2014-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Financing Turnkey Efficiency Solutions for Small Buildings and Small Portfolios  

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Commercial Buildings Integration Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review

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Economic analysis of exergy efficiency based control strategy for geothermal district heating system  

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Abstract In this study, the exergy efficiency based control strategy (ExEBCS) for exergy efficiency maximization in geothermal district heating systems (GDHSs) is economically evaluated. As a real case study, the Afyon GDHS in the city of Afyonkarahisar/Turkey is considered. Its actual thermal data as of average weekly data are collected in heating seasons during the period 20062010 for artificial neural network (ANN) modeling. The ANN modeling of the Afyon GDHS is used as a test system to demonstrate the effectiveness and economic impact of the ExEBCS under various operating conditions. Then, the ExEBCS is evaluated economically in case of application to real Afyon GDHS of the ExEBCS. The results show that the initial cost for the ExEBCS is more expensive than that for the old one by 6.33kUS$/year as a result of replacing automatic controller. The saving in heat production makes the ExEBCS profitable by up to 7% of annual energy saving as a result of the increase in the heat production by 88% when the control system is operated. This results in a short payback period of 3.8years. This study confirms that the use of ExEBCS in district heating systems (especially GDHS) is quite suitable.

Ali Keeba?; ?smail Yabanova

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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...

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-to-No Cost Strategy for Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings...  

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Low-to-No Cost Strategy for Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings Low-to-No Cost Strategy for Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings Blue version of the EERE PowerPoint template,...

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Building a More Efficient Industrial Supply Chain | Department of Energy  

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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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MULTIPARAMETER OPTIMIZATION STUDIES ON GEOTHERMAL ENERGY CYCLES  

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Division of Geothermal Energy (ERDA-DGE) to do energy costEnergy Cost Resource Utilization Efficiency-Resource Temp- erature Surface for GeothermalEnergy Cost Resource Utilization Efficiency-Resource Temp- erature Surface for Geothermal

Pope, W.L.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced building efficiency Sample Search...  

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energy and material efficiency and sustainability known... to activities that facilitates green and advanced energy efficiency technologies in buildings. 3. LEADERSHIP 3......

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Evaluating daylighting potential and energy efficiency in a classroom building  

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In this paper we analyze the possibility of using daylight as the main source of light for learning and teaching activities in a classroom building of the Universidade Tecnolgica Federal do Paran in Curitiba Brazil. Beginning with a survey on light bulb and luminaire types used in the building and on the potential of daylighting in such environments six different classroom types with different solar orientations were selected for analysis. The research methods included the estimation of daylighting potential from obtained daylight coefficients (DCs) for periods of the year and sky conditions other than those of the onsite measurements; the evaluation of conformity of the lighting system to the Brazilian RTQ Code (Regulamento Tcnico de Qualidade) an energy consumption rating system aimed at reducing electric energy consumption in office buildings; the estimation of electric energy demand for a combined use of daylighting and lighting system; the proposal of an efficient lighting system; and cost assessment using payback analysis. Results suggest energy savings of up to 94% when integrating daylight with the artificial lighting system a payback within the range of 2260 months for a complete substitution of the existing lighting system for a more efficient one.

E. L. Krger; S. D. Fonseca

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps | Department of Energy  

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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  

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

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

242

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

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

243

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Gugercin, Serkan

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Top: Rudder Tower is one of 24 Texas A&M buildings undergoing energy efficiency upgrades.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Top: Rudder Tower is one of 24 Texas A&M buildings undergoing energy efficiency upgrades. Bottom control energy costs and provide a greener, more energy efficient campus for a more environmentally' building automation system (BAS) will improve energy efficiency and enable better HVAC control in buildings

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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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High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

billion m 2 of green buildings and energy retrofits for morerates. Chinas green building energy labeling scheme existing local green building energy labeling programs and

Levine, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2008 Residential Building Efficiency Standards 1 Efficiency Ratings and Performance Modeling Inputs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Residential Building Efficiency Standards 2 a. Refrigerant charge and metering (Reference Appendices, RA3 Cooling · SplitHeatPump: SEER 13 · Refrigerant charge (or charge indicator light), watts/cfm and air flow.2), or presence of charge indicator display (Reference Appendices, RA3.4) b. Air system fan flow and air handler

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Building Energy-Efficiency: Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

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

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 Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

family buildings and multi-family buildings three stories orhotels, and multi-family buildings of four or more stories.for single- and multi-family buildings to accelerate the

Levine, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Trends in Residential and Commercial Buildings … August 2010  

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

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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Efficiency of partial water removal during transmission of steam-water mixture on geothermal fields  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The partial water removal from a steam-water mixture before transmission to prevent a pipeline from entering pulsation mode and to increase the flow of the heat carrier coming to the geothermal power plant is ...

A. N. Shulyupin

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

254

Energy Demands and Efficiency Strategies in Data Center Buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

Shehabi, Arman

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

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

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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Comparison of Control Strategies for Energy Efficient Building HVAC Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Maasoumy, Mehdi; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Geothermal Success Stories | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Renewable Energy Geothermal Success Stories Geothermal Success Stories RSS The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) successes in finding, accessing, and...

259

Better Buildings Webinar: Making Utility Energy Efficiency Funds...  

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

of Energy's Better Buildings will host a webinar on innovative collaborations with utilities to bring big energy savings to their building portfolios and help reduce utility...

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

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

The Building Technologies Office is conducting ongoing outreach to public and private organizations to contribute data. Collected data points include building location,...

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A Sunspot Model for Energy Efficiency in Buildings  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Studying the distribution of beam solar radiation in buildings is becoming more important with the emphasis ... the sunspot progression on walls of a Tunisian building is also presented.

Yosr Boukhris; Leila Gharbi; Nadia Ghrab-Morcos

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy-Efficiency: Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

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

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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Implementing effect of energy efficiency supervision system for government office buildings and large-scale public buildings in China  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The Chinese central government released a document to initiate a task of energy efficiency supervision system construction for government office buildings and large-scale public buildings in 2007, which marks the overall start of existing buildings energy efficiency management in China with the government office buildings and large-scale public buildings as a breakthrough. This paper focused on the implementing effect in the demonstration region all over China for less than one year, firstly introduced the target and path of energy efficiency supervision system, then described the achievements and problems during the implementing process in the first demonstration provinces and cities. A certain data from the energy efficiency public notice in some typical demonstration provinces and cities were analyzed statistically. It can be concluded that different functional buildings have different energy consumption and the average energy consumption of large-scale public buildings is too high in China compared with the common public buildings and residential buildings. The obstacles need to be overcome afterward were summarized and the prospects for the future work were also put forward in the end.

Jing Zhao; Yong Wu; Neng Zhu

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

265

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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...

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

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMPS Jack DiEnna  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

by DOE, "a Geothermal heat pump is a highly efficient RENEWABLE energy technology". #12;ArgumentGEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMPS THE "PLAYBOOK" Jack DiEnna Executive Director The Geothermal National What do we call it... Geothermal, Ground Source, GeoExchange. The feds call it geothermal heat pumps

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Geothermal Direct Use Feasibility Study on the Fort Bidwell Indian Reservation  

SciTech Connect (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

269

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

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

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 Department Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Supporting the Obama Administrations goal to reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment, the Energy Department is pursuing a suite of initiatives to strengthen federal energy management through increased focus on measurement of energy use in federal buildings and energy efficient building design.

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of the energy demand, to conserve energy, to improve the comfort levels including indoor-air quality, and to increase the buildings productivity through leveraging information. The idea of integrated building services functions is beneficial from... air conditioning, radiant cooling, desiccant cooling, and passive solar cooling are important in terms of energy use and indoor environment of building. Energy efficient approach enables building assets to reduce energy consumption, improve...

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ground heat exchanger design for direct geothermal energy systems .  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Direct geothermal energy systems use the ground to heat and cool buildings. Ground-source heat pump (GSHP) systems are the most widespread form of direct geothermal (more)

COLLS, STUART

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Iowa: Geothermal System Creates Jobs, Reduces Emissions in Rural...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

geothermal system. All mini-grant funds are allocated and will be reimbursed now that the energy improvements and geothermal systems are being installed in the buildings. The...

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

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

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  

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

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

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

"Financial Vehicles Within an Integrated Energy Efficiency Program," webinar transcript from the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings program.

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

SciTech Connect (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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Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Low-Rise Residential Buildings  

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

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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NREL: Learning - Geothermal Energy Basics  

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buildings. NREL helps advance technologies for the following geothermal applications: Heat pumps - Using the Earth's shallow ground temperature for heating and cooling....

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Geothermal Jobs | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Plaza in Washington, D.C., serves as headquarters for the United States Department of Energy. The Geothermal Technologies Office is located within. The Forrestal Building,...

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281

U.S. Building-Sector Energy Efficiency Potential  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Heating, Natural Gas Furnace Efficiency Trends Figure A-4:Commercial Natural Gas Heating Efficiency Trends Figure A-A-5: Residential Natural Gas Water Heating Efficiency Trends

Brown, Rich

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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  

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

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

284

Agent Technology to Improve Building Energy Efficiency and Occupant Comfort  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

become central to building services control strategies. Achieving synergy between end users and buildings is the ultimate in intelligent comfort control. This new comfort control technology, based on use of the latest ICT development in agent technology...

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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...

Xia, J.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Integrated design, incorporation of models from other advanced buildingsand building operators. Communication with users through integrated designintegrated design process has great potential to advance cost-effective reductions in energy intensity often while improving building

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

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

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

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...

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Energy Department Announces $5 Million for Residential Building Energy Efficiency Research and University-Industry Partnerships  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Energy Department today announced a $5 million investment to develop and demonstrate new residential energy efficiency solutions, and that will support building energy efficiency research at universities and colleges.

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State Energy Program (SEP) Strengthening Building Retrofit Markets and Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) presentation on State Energy Program (SEP) Strengthening Building Retrofit Markets and Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action DE-FOA-0000251, Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action from State Public Utility Commissions DE-FOA-0000266

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Building Technologies Program | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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

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

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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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Stanford Geothermal Workshop - Geothermal Technologies Office...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

- Geothermal Technologies Office Stanford Geothermal Workshop - Geothermal Technologies Office Presentation by Geothermal Technologies Director Doug Hollett at the Stanford...

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

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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...

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

A systematic approach to energy efficiency retrofit solutions for exsisting office buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Institute of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Design and Building Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Lang Yunming Shao Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Lang Technical University of Munich, Germany 11/11/2014 A systematic approach to energy efficiency retrofit solutions... for existing office buildings ESL-IC-14-09-33 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Beijing, China, September 14-17, 2014 Institute of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Design and Building Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Lang...

Shao,Y.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

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

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

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.

297

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

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

298

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.

299

Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

relating to the scheduling and control of major buildingImproved scheduling and occupant controls should beLighting controls include scheduling and some photocontrols.

Granderson, Jessica

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update Meeting: August 2011  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

On this page, you may link to the summary report and presentations for the Building America Technical Update meeting in August 2011, held in Denver, Colorado.

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301

Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholders Meeting: March 2011  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

On this page, you may link to the summary report and presentations for the Building America Stakeholders meeting in March 2011, held in Atlanta, Georgia.

302

Laying the Foundation for Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

303

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

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

Window Air Conditioners - Building America Top Innovation This photo shows a window air conditioning unit in place in a window frame. Window air conditioners are inexpensive,...

304

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

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

Secretary Gary Locke said. "By leveraging resources across the federal government and building on regional strengths, we'll improve business opportunities, enhance our nation's...

305

Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Research Planning Meeting: October 2011  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

On this page, you may link to the summary report and presentations for the Building America Research Planning meeting in October 2011, held in Washington, D.C.

306

Financing Turnkey Efficiency Solutions for Small Buildings and...  

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

s14langner040413.pdf More Documents & Publications Small- and Medium-Size Building Automation and Control System Needs: Scoping Study Technology Performance Exchange - 2013 BTO...

307

Energy Department, Volvo Partnership Builds More Efficient Trucks...  

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

as part of the DOE's Better Buildings, Better Plants Program, pledging to reduce the energy intensity of its manufacturing plants with assistance and guidance from the Energy...

308

Enhancing energy efficiency in public buildings: The role of local energy audit programmes  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract In the objective of reaching the nearly zero-energy buildings target set by the European Union, municipalities cover a crucial role in advocating and implementing energy-efficient measures on a local scale. Based on a dataset of 322 municipalities in Northern Italy, we carried out a statistical analysis to investigate which factors influence the adoption of energy efficiency in municipal buildings. In particular, the analysis focuses on four categories of factors: (i) capacity building for energy efficiency, (ii) existing structure and competences for energy efficiency, (iii) technical and economic support for energy efficiency, and (iv) spill-over effect caused by adoption of easier energy-efficient measures. Our results show that capacity building through training courses and technical support provided by energy audits affect positively the adoption of energy efficiency in municipal buildings. The size of the municipal authority, the setting of local energy policies for residential buildings and funding for energy audits are not correlated with energy efficiency in public buildings, where the plucking of low hanging fruit often prevails over more cost-effective but long-term strategies. Finally, our results call for the need to promote an efficient knowledge management and a revision of the Stability and Growth Pact.

Eleonora Annunziata; Francesco Rizzi; Marco Frey

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and energy usage for 133 buildings in the BECA-CN (Buildings Energy-Use Compilation and Analysis - part CN: New Energy-Efficient Commercial

Piette, M.A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

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

311

Advanced Energy Efficiency Design Strategies In Retail Buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper presents two US retail building projects that were designed and constructed using the energy design process. These buildings, the BigHorn Center in Silverthorne, Colorado, and the Zion National Park Visitor Center in Springdale, Utah, were both completed and occupied during the spring of 2000.

Hayter, S.; Torcellini, P.

2000-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

312

Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

demand with solar thermal energy. With the codification ofconserved energy for efficiency technology and solar thermal

Levine, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Iceland Geothermal Conference 2013 - Geothermal Policies and...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Iceland Geothermal Conference 2013 - Geothermal Policies and Impacts in the U.S. Iceland Geothermal Conference 2013 - Geothermal Policies and Impacts in the U.S. Iceland Geothermal...

314

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

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

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

315

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

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

316

Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

in California to be zero net energy by 2020, and for allof zero-net energy buildings codes for 2018 and 2020.to make zero net energy codes feasible by 2020 and 2030. The

Levine, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

318

Energy Efficient Residential Building Code for Arab Countries  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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...

Hanna, G. B.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

In 2014, EEREs Federal Energy Management Program issued a final rule that requires verified energy and water performance for new and retrofitted federal buildings that are certified by private...

320

Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

modules for building energy auditors and engineers. 5.3.1.BEEs industrial energy auditor and inspector trainingrole of the energy professional/auditor, the ability of BEE

Levine, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING DESIGN AND THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This chapter discusses the potential for cost-effectively reducing the energy intensity of office buildings by applying proven technologies, especially the use of ground source systems with thermal energy stor...

Edward Morofsky

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

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

Energy Savers [EERE]

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

323

Energy Department Invests $6 Million to Support Commercial Building Efficiency  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Energy Department today announced up to $6 million in funding to deploy and demonstrate four emerging energy-saving technologies in commercial buildings across the country. These projects will...

324

Commercial Building Partnerships: Mainstreaming Energy-Efficient Strategies  

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

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

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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.

326

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Efficiency 11-Sept-2009 9. Economic and Organizationaland Organizational Issues 9.1. Strategies to overcome structural challenges to energy efficiencyorganizational scheme to facilitate discussion of challenges to improving energy efficiency

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

High-Efficiency Window Air Conditioners- Building America Top Innovation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This Top Innovation profile highlights research into making window air conditioners much more energy efficient, and recommendations for homeowners about how to improve the operating efficiency of their units.

328

Snake River Geothermal Project- Innovative Approaches to Geothermal Exploration  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

329

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

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

business case for improving energy efficiency of commercial buildngs to save energy and money. businesscaseforenergyefficiencyretrofitrenovationsmr2011.pdf More Documents &...

330

A Tale of Two Buildings: Achieving Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, 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

331

Washington: Community Power Works is Building a More Efficient Seattle  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The City of Seattle and several community organizations are working to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

332

OIT geothermal system improvements  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Oregon Institute of Technology campus has been heated by the direct use of geothermal fluids since 1964. The 11 building campus uses geothermal energy for space heating/cooling, domestic water heating, the swimming pool and sidewalk snow melt. The hydronic system was designed to use the geothermal fluids directly in heating units. In the 1970s, problems were experienced with the design and operation of the well pumps, buried piping and heating equipment. Beginning in the early 1980`s, many improvements were made to the system due to equipment performance problems and resource management requirements. This paper discusses those improvements that included the distribution system, cooling, well pumps, cascading of geothermal fluids, installation of isolation plate heat exchangers in each building and drilling of two injection wells. Plans for future improvements include better controls to manage energy use and data monitoring systems for individual buildings, and instrumentation to monitor well pump performance.

Lienau, P.J.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

333

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

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

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

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Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Rollout Energy Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Rollout Energy Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing, May 2013.

335

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

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

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.

336

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Data Center Efficiency Savings  

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

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

337

BetterBuildings Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in the...  

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

- Financing Energy Efficient Retrofits in the Commercial Sector Webinar (text version) Primer on Clean Energy Lending: The Major Components and Options Financial Vehicles within an...

338

U.S. Building-Sector Energy Efficiency Potential  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Brown, Rich

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

hospitals have variable frequency drives (VFDs) on largeo o o o o Use of variable frequency drives, efficient motorscooling coils; with variable frequency drives the fans may

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

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

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

of Seattle and several community organizations are working to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Locations Seattle, Washington Partners Community Power Works...

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341

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

342

Hoteliers Strike Gold with Geothermal Alaskan Resort | Department of Energy  

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

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

343

Hoteliers Strike Gold with Geothermal Alaskan Resort | Department of Energy  

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

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

344

Hermes: a simple and efficient algorithm for building the AOC-poset of a binary relation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Given a relation ? on a set of objects and a set of attributes, the AOC-poset (Attribute/Object Concept poset), is...Hermes..., a simple and efficient algorithm for building an AOC-poset which runs in...

Anne Berry; Alain Gutierrez

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

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...

Zhu, H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

The diffusion over time and space of energy efficiency in building  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Awareness of global warming and the extent of greenhouse gas emissions have focused more attention upon energy efficiency in building. Moreover, the inventory of green office space in the United States has incr...

Nils Kok; Marquise McGraw; John M. Quigley

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

efficiency/ commercial real estate/ sustainable communitiesCase for Sustainable Building. Real Estate Review. 39 (1:real estate first looks broadly for regions where land use patterns are sustainable, and

Bardhan, Ashok; Kroll, Cynthia A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

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

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

349

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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...

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

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

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Webinar: Impacts of Energy Efficiency on the Financial Performance of Commercial Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Department of Energy conducted a review of existing market research on the impact of Energy Efficiency and Green Labels on building financial performance. This webinar will review the results...

352

Improving Real World Efficiency of High Performance Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the measured and design energy use intensity are the same. Project Description NBI will begin this shortfall is critical as the focus on moving toward zero net energy buildings and carbon reduction of variation in individual results. Figure ES4 to the right shows the measured energy use intensity (EUI

353

NREL: Financing Geothermal Power Projects - Related Links  

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

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.

354

A study of energy efficiency of private office buildings in Hong Kong  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A benchmark study of the energy efficiency of private office buildings in Hong Kong was conducted in 2002 because energy efficiency was declining. In the study, private office buildings were divided into five user groups. For each group, a multiple regression model was developed to find the relationship between Energy Use Intensities (EUIs) and other factors, such as operating hours, for normalization and benchmarking purposes. In this paper we make use of the regression results to study the energy efficiency of private office buildings by different grades. In Hong Kong, office buildings are divided into three grades (A, B, and C) based on the quality of the facility, which is reflected in rental values; a Grade A office building denotes expensive luxury. We found that the EUI of Grade A office buildings is the highest, consuming over 50% of the total energy used in office buildings. Recently, the annual EUI of office buildings has improved even though Grade A floor space is increasing. This may be due to the promotion of the energy efficiency program launched in the last decade.

William Chung; Y.V. Hui

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

2013 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards December 2011 CODES AND STANDARDS ENHANCEMENT INITIATIVE (CASE)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

INITIATIVE (CASE) Residential Refrigerant Charge Testing and Related Issues 2013 California Building Energy-owned rights including, but not limited to, patents, trademarks or copyrights #12;Residential Refrigerant Charge Testing and Related Issues Page 2 2013 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards December

356

Calculating the Financial Benefits of an Energy Efficiency Project: The Building Owner's and Invester's Perspective  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

CALCULATING THE FINANCIAL BENEFITS OF AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECT: THE BUILDING OWNER'S AND INVESTOR'S PERSPECTIVES James K. Watson, P.E. Energy Investment, Inc. Boston, Massachusetts ABSTRACT Recognizing that energy costs are controllable...CALCULATING THE FINANCIAL BENEFITS OF AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECT: THE BUILDING OWNER'S AND INVESTOR'S PERSPECTIVES James K. Watson, P.E. Energy Investment, Inc. Boston, Massachusetts ABSTRACT Recognizing that energy costs are controllable...

Watson, J. K.

357

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

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

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

358

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

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

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

359

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

consumption. The European Union's 2002 Energy Performance of Buildings Directive takes this fact into account and formulates savings goals. A resulting European standard, and uniform certification, applicable throughout Europe, form the foundation since... to standardized utilization of the building?. The energy consumers concerned are heating, water heating, cooling, ventilating and lighting; also included is the auxiliary electric power require to operate these systems. One of the basic requirements of the EPBD...

Wirth, U.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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361

Definition: Geothermal Direct Use | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

362

Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

These brochures present the lessons learned from incorporating energy efficiency in the rebuilding and renovating of New Orleans K-12 schools after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Both the summary brochure and the full brochure are available.

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Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy Efficiency Market in India - Lessons from the USA.market share of advanced energy- BEE Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages Chapter 2 - BEE Policies Review (U.S.A. )

Levine, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Energy Savers [EERE]

with little or no insulation, drafty windows, and significant air leaks-energy efficiency is vitally important. Using 4.5 million in seed funding from the U.S. Department of...

365

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

Energy Savers [EERE]

goal of 25% improved energy efficiency within ten years. Volvo Group has improved the energy intensity (e.g., energy required per truck) at one plant -- the New River Valley...

366

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

367

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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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.

369

Geothermal Blog  

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

96 Geothermal Blog en Geothermal Blog http:energy.goveeregeothermal-blog Geothermal Blog

370

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

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

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

371

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

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

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

372

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

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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.

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Geothermal Tomorrow  

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

Eritrea, and Djibouti. Kenya was the first of these countries to develop geothermal energy and has the largest geothermal plant in Africa-near Naivasha (Olkaria), yield- ing...

374

Heat insulation solar glass and application on energy efficiency buildings  

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Abstract Building integrated photovoltaics are among the best methods for generating power using solar energy. To promote and respond to the concept of BIPVs, this study developed a type of multi-functional heat insulation solar glass (HISG) that differs from traditional transparent PV modules, providing functions such as heat insulation and self-cleaning in addition to power generation. This study also made thorough preparations for the safety of future HISG installation on curtain walls in large-scale buildings. Furthermore, this study provides a comprehensive discussion regarding the energy-saving performance of HISG and relevant practical applications. Two experimental houses were constructed, which independently employed HISG and single-layer tempered glass. Taiwan's climate was adopted as the environmental condition for the experiment, and the effects of HISG and single-layer tempered glass on indoor temperature variation and the energy consumed by air conditioners and heaters were explored. Related software was also employed to simulate, compare, and verify HISG efficacy.

Chin-Huai Young; Yi-Lin Chen; Po-Chun Chen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

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

376

Cost-benefit analysis on green building energy efficiency technology application: A case in China  

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Abstract In order to initiate economic evaluation of green buildings and foster their development, this article conducts the costbenefit evaluation of energy efficiency technology application (EETA) on green buildings in China. Based on the economic evaluation theory of construction project (EETCP), the authors first establishes the theoretical framework system of costbenefit evaluation of the EETA on green buildings and then develops the analysis methods of incremental costs and quantitative calculation formula of incremental benefits of the EETA on green buildings. Using these theories and methods, this article takes the Wanke City project in China as a study case, conducts the costbenefit empirical analysis of the EETA on green buildings, and draws the following important conclusions: (1) the incremental costs of the EETA account for a large proportion of total incremental costs of green buildings, which are more than 50% in this case; (2) the EETA on green buildings can bring incremental economic benefits, as well as environmental benefits; (3) if only consider the incremental economic benefits of the EETA on green buildings, the financial evaluation indexes show green buildings do not have market investment potential; (4) among all the factors influencing the financial evaluation results of the EETA on green buildings, power price is the most sensitive factor, followed by the unit incremental costs, and the lifetime has the smallest influence.

Yuming Liu; Xia Guo; Feiling Hu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Geothermal Energy Association Recognizes the National Geothermal...  

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

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

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Big meter data analysis of the energy efficiency potential in Stockholm's building stock  

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Abstract The City of Stockholm is making substantial efforts towards meeting its climate change commitments including a GHG emission target of 3tonnes per capita by 2020 and making its new eco-district Stockholm Royal Seaport a candidate of Clinton Climate Initiative's Climate Positive Program. Towards achieving these policies, this study evaluated the energy efficiency potential in the city, in collaboration with the district heating and electricity utility Fortum. Drawing on their vast billing meter data on the housing stock in Stockholm, a new understanding of energy use in the city emerged. Analysis of the energy efficiency potential of different building vintages revealed that the retrofitting potential of the building stock to current building codes would reduce heating energy use by one third. In terms of market segmentation, the greatest reduction potential in total energy was found to be for buildings constructed between 1946 and 1975. This is due to the large number of buildings constructed during that era and their poor energy performance. However, the least energy-efficient buildings were those built between 1926 and 1945 in contradiction to commonly held beliefs. These findings indicate the need for a shift in public policy towards the buildings with highest retrofitting potential.

Hossein Shahrokni; Fabian Levihn; Nils Brandt

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Functional Testing Protocols for Commercial Building Efficiency Baseline Modeling Software  

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

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

2013-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

380

Building America Expert Meeting: Key Innovations for Adding Energy Efficiency to Maintenance Projects  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This report describes an expert meeting hosted by the Building America research team NAHB Research Center, which was held on February 8, 2012, in Orlando, Florida. The topic, Key Innovations for Adding Energy Efficiency to Maintenance Projects, was intended to provide direction to more focused efforts to increase the efficiency of existing homes; in this meeting, the focus was specifically for re-roofing and the opportunities for adding energy efficiency upgrades during this major home repair activity.

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381

Building America Expert Meeting: Achieving the Best Installed Performance from High-Efficiency Residential Gas Furnaces  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This report describes a Building America expert meeting hosted on July 28, 2011, by the Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit team. The purpose of this meeting was to identify installation practices that provide the best installed efficiency for residential gas furnaces, explain how AFUE and field efficiency can differ, and investigate the impact of installation practices on the efficiency and long-term durability of the furnace.

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Idaho Power - New Building Efficiency Program | Department of Energy  

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

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

383

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

384

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

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

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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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

386

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

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

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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]

and potential energy changes are zero. 3 Steam properties are used for geothermal water. Properties Using7-31 7-88 A geothermal power plant uses geothermal liquid water at 160ºC at a specified rate saturated liquid properties, the source and the sink state enthalpies of geothermal water are (Table A-4) k

Bahrami, Majid

388

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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Building Scale DC Microgrids  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Marnay, Chris

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Energy efficiency and solar energy in European office buildings: a mid-career education initiative  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This EC ALTENER programme project sought to develop an integrated package of teaching materials on solar energy and energy efficiency in office buildings. The ultimate audience is a multi-disciplinary one, including architects, building services engineers, building economists and building energy managers. The project focused on mid-career education and the primary audience targeted by the project consists of the organisers and instructors of mid-career courses for these four professions in the 15 EU member states. The paper describes the process undertaken by the four collaborating organisations, and the resulting educational material. The package includes eight technical modules, with four exemplar case studies, one of which covers the refurbishment of an existing building, and a training software program. Finally, the package also includes four instructors modules, one for each of the four target audiences.

Ann McNicholl; J.Owen Lewis

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Idaho Power - New Building Efficiency Program | Department of Energy  

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

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

392

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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Sustainability assessment of renovation packages for increased energy efficiency for multi-family buildings in Sweden  

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In this paper, we propose a method for assessing renovation packages drawn up with the goal of increasing energy efficiency. The method includes calculation of bought energy demand, life-cycle cost (LCC) analysis and assessment of the building according to the Swedish environmental rating tool Miljbyggnad (MB). In this way the methodology assesses economic, indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and specifically environmental aspects associated with energy demand of such packages from a sustainability point-of-view. Through MB, energy efficiency packages are placed in context with other necessary measures required to improve environmental performance in buildings, providing a consistent and systematic basis other than simply financial performance by which to compare capital improvements. The method is further explained and analyzed by applying it in three case studies. In each case study a multi-family building representing a typologically significant class in the Swedish building stock is considered, and for each building a base case and two renovation packages with higher initial investment requirement and higher energy efficiency are defined. It is shown that higher efficiency packages can impact IEQ indicators both positively and negatively and that packages reducing energy demand by approx. 50% have somewhat higher LCC. Identified positive IEQ impacts point to added value for packages that may not otherwise be communicated, while negative impacts identify areas where packages need to be improved, or where MB indicators may be referred to as specifications in procurement procedures.

Nils W.O. Brown; Tove Malmqvist; Wei Bai; Marco Molinari

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Exergy analysis combined with LCA for building envelope energy efficiency retrofit  

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This article presents a kind of exergy analysis combined with LCA to evaluate the building envelope energy efficiency retrofit. A typical case in Ningbo city of China is analysed. The results show that it takes 15 years for the cumulative saved energy consumption in the use stage to equal the embodied energy of the newly added insulation materials in the product stage. Yet, it is impossible that the embodied exergy equals the cumulative saved exergy consumption in the building lifespan after retrofit. So the energy and exergy efficiency of the retrofit measures with LCA should be accounted as a whole.

Yan Zhou; Guangcai Gong

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Building an Efficient Model for Afterburn Energy Release  

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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

396

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

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

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

397

Synergization of air handling units for high energy efficiency in office buildings: The theory and analysis  

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An air handling unit (AHU) along with its downstream terminals is considered as the primary independent thermal processing and air distribution system in buildings. The outside air intake, supply air temperature control, and fan modulation are performed within the individual AHU for an associated region to integrally achieve the energy efficiency and indoor air quality (IAQ). The conventional zoning and AHU operation strategy in office buildings lowers the energy waste probability due to the heating and cooling mode compromising among the zones. However, this AHU oriented practice limits the utilization of heat surplus in building regions and operation difference across the AHUs. To break the frame and bring in synergization among them in office buildings, an integrated AHU (IAHU) control is proposed in this study. The theory is revealed in three steps: (1) the critical ventilation constraints of the new control are quantitatively defined; (2) the supervisory decision making schema for optimum energy efficiency are provided analytically; (3) the parameters are briefly discussed in terms of their influences on the system performance. This innovative operation of IAHU could notably improve the building level energy efficiency through significant heat gain transferring, and sensible and latent load decoupling.

Yuebin Yu; Mingsheng Liu; Haorong Li; Daihong Yu; Vivian Loftness

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

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  

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

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  

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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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A Study on Energy Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for Plug Loads in Buildings in the Equatorial Region  

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Abstract The small plug loads in the tropical buildings are among the fastest growing sources of energy use. Yet, there are comparatively fewer studies that were focused on the energy efficiency improvement potentials of the office equipment due to its elusive, more diversified and sophisticated nature. This objective of this study is to identify the opportunity for energy efficiency improvement of the frequently used office equipment in a commercial building in Malaysia, by focusing on the occupant behaviour and software power management features. The outcomes show that about 19% of the total energy demand can be reduced if the office equipment not in use are turned off, unplugged or disconnected. This also led to a significant reduction in greenhouse gases emission. This finding is particularly important for good energy demand management, as more and more modern electric appliances are introduced into the local commercial buildings which are contributing to the increase in energy consumption and subsequently, the electric bill.

Qi Jie Kwong; Sind Hoi Goh; Nor Mariah Adam; Vijay R. Raghavan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Laying the Foundation for a More Energy Efficient Future: Reducing Climate Change through Green Building  

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Building Andrew Turco Energy for Sustainable Development Task Force, Spring 2006 Professor Mauzerall May 3Laying the Foundation for a More Energy Efficient Future: Reducing Climate Change through Green, and Steven Pacala and Robert Socolow have developed a stabilization wedges concept to addresses how global

Mauzerall, Denise

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

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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

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Cost Containment Through Energy Efficiency in Texas State-Owned Buildings  

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"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...

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

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using XML to Build Efficient Transaction-Time Temporal Database Systems on Relational Databases  

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(virtual) representations of the database history, (b) XQuery to express powerful temporal queriesUsing XML to Build Efficient Transaction-Time Temporal Database Systems on Relational Databases the ArchIS system that achieves full-functionality transaction-time databases without re- quiring temporal

Zaniolo, Carlo

406

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

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, or for sporadic reasons, for example a power plant goes offline unexpectedly (e.g., due to an earthquake or stagnant winds to propel wind turbines). Dur- ing an episode, the power grid operators must contend1 Improved Power Grid Stability and Efficiency with a Building-Energy Cyber-Physical System Mary

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Optimizing Architectural and Structural Aspects of Buildings towards Higher Energy Efficiency  

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. INTRODUCTION The continuous rising of energy consumption is a current and global concern. On the one hand for the most important energy consumption rate, estimated at around 40% of the total energy used worldwideOptimizing Architectural and Structural Aspects of Buildings towards Higher Energy Efficiency

Boyer, Edmond

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

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Closed Total DOE Funding: $14 million Deadline: April 21, 2014 This funding opportunity intends to advance innovative, energy-efficient technologies, approaches, and design tools for commercial and/or residential buildings. The funding opportunity covers two focus areas, Incubators and Frontiers (Innovations).

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

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Deadline for Concept Papers: November 10, 2014, 5:00 PM ET This Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovations Technologies (BENEFIT) 2015 FOA contributes to advancement in two core technological areas: non-vapor compression HVAC technologies and advanced vapor compression HVAC technologies.

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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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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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Geothermal Basics  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Geothermal energygeo (earth) + thermal (heat)is heat energy from the earth. What is a geothermal resource? To understand the basics of geothermal energy production, geothermal resources are reservoirs of hot water that exist at varying temperatures and depths below the Earth's surface. Mile-or-more-deep wells can be drilled into underground reservoirs to tap steam and very hot water that can be brought to the surface for use in a variety of applications, including electricity generation, direct use, and heating and cooling. In the United States, most geothermal reservoirs are located in the western states. This page represents how geothermal energy can be harnessed to generate electricity.

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

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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

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

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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...

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

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

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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Obama Administration Expands Better Buildings Challenge to Multifamily Housing, Launches New Programs to Boost U.S. Energy Efficiency  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Building on $2 billion in financing commitments from the private sector for energy efficiency updates to commercial buildings under the President's Better Buildings Challenge, the U.S. Departments of Energy and Housing and Urban Development today expanded the Challenge to multifamily housing such as apartments and condominiums.

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Geothermal energy  

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Dry steam areas are probably rare. About 30 areas in the United States have been explored for geothermal energy, but dry steam has been proved only ... The Geysers . Extensive utilisation of geothermal energy ...

D. E. White

1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Thermal comfort assessment and potential for energy efficiency enhancement in modern tropical buildings: A review  

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Abstract The rapid growth in population and economy activities in the tropical countries has led to an increase in energy consumption which hastens the depletion of available energy resources. The building sector is one of the major end users of energy. On the other hand, the air conditioning system is viewed as an important tool to sustain and improve thermal comfort of occupants, but this system is often the biggest energy consumer in buildings. This has raised concerns on efficient use of the air conditioning system for reduction in energy cost. In order to identify the thermal comfort perception of occupants as well as energy conservation potentials in tropical buildings, various thermal comfort assessments were conducted which included field surveys and chamber studies. This paper provides a comprehensive review of the energy efficiency improvement potentials in air-conditioned tropical buildings by considering thermal comfort of occupants. Some of the studies conducted in the institutes of learning, offices and residential were reviewed and focus was placed on the thermal comfort studies that emphasis on balance between energy efficiency and thermal comfort. It was estimated that a reduction of 2150GWh of energy demand annually in Malaysia can be achieved if the thermostat set-point is set higher by 2C, together with a reduction of 3נ109lbs (1.36נ109kg) of greenhouse gases. Besides, the use of computational simulation tools for prediction of thermal comfort and adaptive behaviour of people in the tropics towards their immediate thermal environment are also highlighted.

Qi Jie Kwong; Nor Mariah Adam; B.B. Sahari

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of the impacts of building energy efficiency policies and technical improvements on China's future energy demand  

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In this paper, the LEAP (Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning system) 2000 model and scenario analysis were utilised to study the impact of implementing building energy efficiency policies and promoting related technical improvements on China's future building energy demand up to 2020. In the coming 20 years, China's building energy consumption is expected to increase and will be the main contributor to the growth in China's future energy demand. Without the rational induction of energy efficiency and environmental policies, China's building energy consumption may reach 860 Mtce in 2020 from 197 Mtce in 2000. On the other hand, China possesses huge energy saving potential in the building area. With the enforcement and adoption of related building energy efficiency policies and technical improvement measures, energy consumption in the building sector might decrease to 480 Mtce by 2020; and the energy saving potential might reach 380 Mtce.

Kang Yanbing; Wei Qingpeng

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

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

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

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

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

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2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

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

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

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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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

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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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Forrest County Geothermal Energy Project  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Project objectives: Retrofit two county facilities with high efficiency geothermal equipment (The two projects combined comprise over 200,000 square feet). Design and Construct a demonstration Facility where the public can see the technology and associated savings. Work with established partnerships to further spread the application of geothermal energy in the region.

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Alternative Formats to Achieve More Efficient Energy Codes for Commercial Buildings  

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This paper identifies and examines several formats or structures that could be used to create the next generation of more efficient energy codes and standards for commercial buildings. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is funded by the U.S. Department of Energys Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) to provide technical support to the development of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1. While the majority of PNNLs ASHRAE Standard 90.1 support focuses on developing and evaluating new requirements, a portion of its work involves consideration of the format of energy standards. In its current working plan, the ASHRAE 90.1 committee has approved an energy goal of 50% improvement in Standard 90.1-2013 relative to Standard 90.1-2004, and will likely be considering higher improvement targets for future versions of the standard. To cost-effectively achieve the 50% goal in manner that can gain stakeholder consensus, formats other than prescriptive must be considered. Alternative formats that include reducing the reliance on prescriptive requirements may make it easier to achieve these aggressive efficiency levels in new codes and standards. The focus on energy code and standard formats is meant to explore approaches to presenting the criteria that will foster compliance, enhance verification, and stimulate innovation while saving energy in buildings. New formats may also make it easier for building designers and owners to design and build the levels of efficiency called for in the new codes and standards. This paper examines a number of potential formats and structures, including prescriptive, performance-based (with sub-formats of performance equivalency and performance targets), capacity constraint-based, and outcome-based. The paper also discusses the pros and cons of each format from the viewpoint of code users and of code enforcers.

Conover, David R.; Rosenberg, Michael I.; Halverson, Mark A.; Taylor, Zachary T.; Makela, Eric J.

2013-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

429

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

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

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 pipeline  

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This article is a progress and development update of the Geothermal Progress Monitor which describes worldwide events and projects relating to the use of geothermal energy. Three topics are covered in this issue:(1) The proceedings at the 1995 World Geothermal Congress held in Florence, Italy. United States Energy Secretary Hazel O`Leary addressed the congress and later met with a group of mainly U.S. conferees to discuss competitiveness and the state of the geothermal industry, (2) A session at the World Geothermal Congress which dealt with the outlook and status of worldwide geothermal direct use including information on heat pumps and investment, and (3) An article about a redevelopment project in Klamath Falls, Oregon which involves a streetscape for the downtown area with brick crosswalks, antique-style light fixtures, park benches, and geothermally heated sidewalks and crosswalks.

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1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Retrofit Options for Increasing Energy Efficiency in Office Buildings- Methodology Review  

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RETROFIT OPTIONS FOR INCREASING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN OFFICE BUILDINGS - METHODOLOGY REVIEW Nuno Cl?maco Pereira MIT|Portugal Program, Sustainable Energy Systems Ph.D. Student Instituto Superior T?cnico, Universidade T?cnica de Lisboa Lisboa... technical framework, where existing technologies and best case-studies can be considered, in order to drive passive measures retrofitting forward. This paper presents an overview of a methodology development which pretends to include the energy component...

Pereira, N. C.

434

Geothermal Case Studies  

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

Young, Katherine

2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

435

FEMP--Geothermal Heat Pumps  

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

heat pump-like an air conditioner or refrigera- heat pump-like an air conditioner or refrigera- tor-moves heat from one place to another. In the summer, a geothermal heat pump (GHP) operating in a cooling mode lowers indoor temperatures by transferring heat from inside a building to the ground outside or below it. Unlike an air condition- er, though, a heat pump's process can be reversed. In the winter, a GHP extracts heat from the ground and transfers it inside. Also, the GHP can use waste heat from summer air-conditioning to provide virtually free hot-water heating. The energy value of the heat moved is typically more than three times the electricity used in the transfer process. GHPs are efficient and require no backup heat because the earth stays at a relatively moderate temperature throughout the year.

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Geothermal Technologies Program Annual Peer Review Presentation...  

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

Geothermal * In existing hydrothermal fields * Margins of existing hydrothermal fields * "Green Field" development 3 Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy eere.energy.gov Industry...

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Geothermal Heat Flow and Existing Geothermal Plants | Department...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Geothermal Heat Flow and Existing Geothermal Plants Geothermal Heat Flow and Existing Geothermal Plants Geothermal Heat Flow and Existing Plants With plants in development. Click...

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Flint Geothermal Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Flint Geothermal Geothermal Area Flint Geothermal Geothermal Area (Redirected from Flint Geothermal Area) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Geothermal Resource Area: Flint Geothermal Geothermal Area Contents 1 Area Overview 2 History and Infrastructure 3 Regulatory and Environmental Issues 4 Exploration History 5 Well Field Description 6 Geology of the Area 7 Geofluid Geochemistry 8 NEPA-Related Analyses (0) 9 Exploration Activities (9) 10 References Area Overview Geothermal Area Profile Location: Colorado Exploration Region: Rio Grande Rift GEA Development Phase: 2008 USGS Resource Estimate Mean Reservoir Temp: Estimated Reservoir Volume: Mean Capacity: Click "Edit With Form" above to add content History and Infrastructure Operating Power Plants: 0 No geothermal plants listed.

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Stanford Geothermal Workshop- Geothermal Technologies Office  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation by Geothermal Technologies Director Doug Hollett at the Stanford Geothermal Workshop on February 11-13, 2013.

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Geothermal steam quality testing  

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Geothermal steam quality and purity have a significant effect on the operational efficiency and life of geothermal steam turbines and accessory equipment. Poor steam processing can result in scaled nozzles/blades, erosion, corrosion, reduced utilization efficiency, and early fatigue failures accelerated by stress corrosion cracking (SCC). Upsets formed by undetected slugs of liquid entering the turbine can cause catastrophic failure. The accurate monitoring and determination of geothermal steam quality/purity is intrinsically complex which often results in substantial errors. This paper will review steam quality and purity relationships, address some of the errors, complexities, calibration and focus on: thermodynamic techniques for evaluating and monitoring steam quality by use of the modified throttling calorimeters.

Jung, D.B. [Two-Phase Engineering & Research, Inc., Santa Rosa, CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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441

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

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

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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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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GEOTHERMAL Events | Department of Energy  

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GEOTHERMAL Events GEOTHERMAL Events April 2018 < prev next > Geothermal Home About the Geothermal Technologies Office Enhanced Geothermal Systems Hydrothermal Low-Temperature &...

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GEOTHERMAL Events | Department of Energy  

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GEOTHERMAL Events GEOTHERMAL Events May 2018 < prev next > Geothermal Home About the Geothermal Technologies Office Enhanced Geothermal Systems Hydrothermal Low-Temperature &...

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GEOTHERMAL Events | Department of Energy  

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GEOTHERMAL Events GEOTHERMAL Events March 2018 < prev next > Geothermal Home About the Geothermal Technologies Office Enhanced Geothermal Systems Hydrothermal Low-Temperature &...

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GEOTHERMAL Events | Department of Energy  

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GEOTHERMAL Events | Department of Energy  

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Sierra Geothermal's Key Find in Southern Nevada | Department of Energy  

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Sierra Geothermal's Key Find in Southern Nevada Sierra Geothermal's Key Find in Southern Nevada Sierra Geothermal's Key Find in Southern Nevada July 13, 2010 - 5:17pm Addthis Sierra Geothermal discovered temperatures hot enough for large-scale geothermal energy production at one of its wells near Silver Peak, Nev. | Photo courtesy of Sierra Geothermal Sierra Geothermal discovered temperatures hot enough for large-scale geothermal energy production at one of its wells near Silver Peak, Nev. | Photo courtesy of Sierra Geothermal Paul Lester Communications Specialist for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy In May 2010, Sierra Geothermal determined temperature at the bottom of a well drilled at the company's Alum project near Silver Peak, Nev., was hot enough for commercial-sized geothermal energy production - measured as 147

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Sierra Geothermal's Key Find in Southern Nevada | Department of Energy  

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Sierra Geothermal's Key Find in Southern Nevada Sierra Geothermal's Key Find in Southern Nevada Sierra Geothermal's Key Find in Southern Nevada July 13, 2010 - 5:17pm Addthis Sierra Geothermal discovered temperatures hot enough for large-scale geothermal energy production at one of its wells near Silver Peak, Nev. | Photo courtesy of Sierra Geothermal Sierra Geothermal discovered temperatures hot enough for large-scale geothermal energy production at one of its wells near Silver Peak, Nev. | Photo courtesy of Sierra Geothermal Paul Lester Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy In May 2010, Sierra Geothermal determined temperature at the bottom of a well drilled at the company's Alum project near Silver Peak, Nev., was hot enough for commercial-sized geothermal energy production - measured as 147

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Applicability of thermal imaging for assessment of energy efficiency in buildings  

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The article discusses applicability of thermal imaging for measuring energy efficiency of building. To determine energy efficiency of a building the value of heat flux is an objective. To obtain this value it is possible to determine it by measuring the energy input required for heating or by measuring the heat flux through the thermal envelope of a building. The first method is time consuming and requires accurate measurement of energy input. The main problem is how to measure internal and solar heat gains. If only the supplied energy is taken into account the calculated heat flux in a low energy or a passive house could differ from the actual value for 25 % to 75 %. The second method is not very accurate because of practical drawbacks in the use of heat flux sensors (accuracy setting the system to the thermal envelope time consuming method). It seems that the use of thermal imaging has a promising future but the value of a heat flux could only be calculated under certain conditions. The most important is accurate measurement of a surface temperature and known structure of the thermal envelope in terms of dimensions and materials.

I. Punik

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ORISE: DOE EERE National Geothermal Student Competition photo gallery  

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U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy National Geothermal Student Competition photo gallery Check out images of the winners of the 2010-2011 National Geothermal Student Competition. Eleven teams were selected and each team received $10,000 to conduct their assessment of the Rio Grande Rift. Photos courtesy of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). National Geothermal Student Competition photo National Geothermal Student Competition photo National Geothermal Student Competition photo National Geothermal Student Competition photo National Geothermal Student Competition photo National Geothermal Student Competition photo National Geothermal Student Competition photo National Geothermal Student Competition photo

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

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

Price, Phillip

2014-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal Basics  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

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Geothermal Energy  

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Geothermal energy has been confirmed as being potentially a ... significant contributor to the Communitys supply of energy from indigenous resources. However, its expected... 1. ...

J. T. McMullan; A. S. Strub

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Carbary, Lawrence D. [Dow Corning Corporation] [Dow Corning Corporation; Perkins, Laura L. [Dow Corning Corporation] [Dow Corning Corporation; Serino, Roland [Dryvit Systems, Inc] [Dryvit Systems, Inc; Preston, Bill [Dryvit Systems, Inc] [Dryvit Systems, Inc; Kosny, Jan [Fraunhofer USA, Inc. CSE] [Fraunhofer USA, Inc. CSE

2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Comparison and analysis of energy consumption of energy-efficient office buildings in different climate regions in China: case studies  

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The purpose of this paper is to analyze the energy consumption (EC) and find out the determining factors of energy-efficient office building cases according to specific case studies in typical cities of differ...

Ke Zhang; Neng Zhu

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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

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Costs and Financial Benefits of Green Buildings A Report toEvidence on the Green Building Rent and Price Premium, (Properties. San Rafael: Green Building Finance Consortium.

Bardhan, Ashok; Kroll, Cynthia A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Handling model uncertainty in model predictive control for energy efficient buildings  

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to apply to other building modeling practices. 2. Wemodel 3.1. Mathematical modeling Building models proposed inMore details of building thermal modeling and estimation of

Maasoumy, Mehdi; Razmara, M; Shahbakhti, M; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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and Renewable Energy, Office of Building Technology,and Renewable Energy, Office of Building Technology,and renewable energy improvements to the building. One of

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Design and Commissioning Tools for Energy-Efficient Building Technologies  

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energy building was achieved through an integrated design2. Integrated Design Associates, Inc. (IDeAs) Building, Santhe Integrated Design Associates, Inc. (IDeAs) Building, San

Bauman, Fred; Webster, Tom; Zhang, Hui; Arens, Ed

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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

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

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

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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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Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Highway Lodging Buildings: Development of 50% Energy Savings Design Technology Packages  

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This paper presents the process, methodology, and assumptions for development of the 50% Energy Savings Design Technology Packages for Highway Lodging Buildings, a design guidance document that provides specific recommendations for achieving 50% energy savings in roadside motels (highway lodging) above the requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004. This 50% solution represents a further step toward realization of the U.S. Department of Energys net-zero energy building goal, and go beyond the 30% savings in the Advanced Energy Design Guide series (upon which this work was built). This work can serve as the technical feasibility study for the development of a 50% saving Advanced Energy Design Guide for highway lodging, and thus should greatly expedite the development process. The purpose of this design package is to provide user-friendly design assistance to designers, developers, and owners of highway lodging properties. It is intended to encourage energy-efficient design by providing prescriptive energy-efficiency recommendations for each climate zone that attains the 50% the energy savings target. This paper describes the steps that were taken to demonstrate the technical feasibility of achieving a 50% reduction in whole-building energy use with practical and commercially available technologies. The energy analysis results are presented, indicating the recommended energy-efficient measures achieved a national-weighted average energy savings of 55%, relative to Standard 90.1-2004. The cost-effectiveness of the recommended technology package is evaluated and the result shows an average simple payback of 11.3 years.

Jiang, Wei; Gowri, Krishnan; Thornton, Brian A.; Liu, Bing

2010-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A methodological framework for assessing the employment effects associated with energy efficiency interventions in buildings  

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Abstract The global trend toward a low carbon, sustainable economy is widely acknowledged to create a large number of jobs across many sectors of the economy. The deployment of renewable and energy efficiency projects represent a large share of the so called green jobs and help retain current levels of employment especially in countries facing the socio-economic threat of increasing unemployment rates. These effects should be taken into account during the process of energy planning, but due to difficulties in their quantification this is not always feasible. This paper utilizes the inputoutput analysis and the adjusted earnings gain approach for assessing the employment effects associated with the implementation of energy saving interventions in the building sector, with a view to produce results that can be easily incorporated into costbenefit analyses. The proposed framework, which comprises four basic steps, namely identification of all the potential changes in employment due to energy efficiency interventions, quantification of these employment effects in physical terms, calculation of the net present value of the estimated employment effects and monetization, has been implemented for three energy efficiency interventions widely implemented in Greek buildings. The results of the analysis clearly show that the exploitation of energy saving technologies in the Greek building stock generates significant employment benefits, ranging between 0.11 and 0.23 million per 1 million of investment in the base case scenario and reaching the 1024% of the energy costs savings attributed to the implementation of these interventions throughout their entire lifetime.

S. Mirasgedis; C. Tourkolias; E. Pavlakis; D. Diakoulaki

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development Of Genetic Occurrence Models For Geothermal Prospecting | Open  

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Development Of Genetic Occurrence Models For Geothermal Prospecting Development Of Genetic Occurrence Models For Geothermal Prospecting Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Paper: Development Of Genetic Occurrence Models For Geothermal Prospecting Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Exploration strategies based on an understanding of the geologic processes that transfer heat from the mantle to the upper crust, and foster the conditions for shallow hydrothermal circulation or enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) exploration, are required to search efficiently for 'blind' geothermal resources. We propose a genetically based screening protocol to assess potentially prospective geothermal resources, beginning at the plate boundary scale and progressively focusing in on the scale of a producing

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

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

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

2014-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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RAPID/Geothermal/Site Considerations | Open Energy Information  

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land uses, or is proposed in environmentally or culturally sensitive areas. Building a geothermal power plant usually requires permission from local, tribal, state or federal...

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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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A Technology Breakthrough for Geothermal | Department of Energy  

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You are here You are here Home » 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

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Geothermal Energy  

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

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

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal: News  

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News News Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection Help/FAQ | Site Map | Contact Us | Admin Log On Home/Basic Search About Publications Advanced Search New Hot Docs News Related Links News DOE Geothermal Technologies Program News Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection September 30, 2008 Update: "Hot Docs" added to the Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection. A recent enhancement to the geothermal legacy site is the addition of "Hot Docs". These are documents that have been repeatedly searched for and downloaded more than any other documents in the database during the previous month and each preceding month. "Hot Docs" are highlighted for researchers and stakeholders who may find it valuable to learn what others in their field are most interested in. This enhancement could serve, for

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The Geothermal Technologies Office  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) funded and launched the NGDS and the DOE Geothermal Data Repository node to facilitate a seamless delivery of geotherm- al data for a variety...

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Sandia National Laboratories: Geothermal  

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Geothermal Geothermal Energy & Drilling Technology On November 10, 2010, in Geothermal energy is an abundant energy resource that comes from tapping the natural heat of molten rock...

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

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

Basu, Chandrayee; Ghatikar, Girish

2013-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Energy Building Design Guidelines: Energy-Efficient Design for New Federal Facilities. Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Booklet  

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

Introduction Introduction Incorporating energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable green design features into all Federal buildings has become a top priority in recent years for facilities managers, designers, contracting officers, and others in government buildings procurement. These progressive design strategies have been formalized through Executive Order 13123 (known as Greening the Government through Efficient Energy Management), which was issued on June 3, 1999. There are significant oppor- tunities to accomplish the goals set forth in the executive order, whether in new building design or in the context of renovations. This guidebook addresses the first category-the design process for new Federal facilities. Because energy-efficient buildings reduce both resource depletion and the

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

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IEEE COMMUNICATIONS SURVEYS & TUTORIALS, VOL. 16, NO. 3, THIRD QUARTER 2014 1709 A Survey of Energy) and the provider-side (smart grids). Hence, combining energy efficiency and networking perspectives, in this paper Efficiency in Buildings and Microgrids using Networking Technologies Jianli Pan, Student Member, IEEE, Raj

Jain, Raj

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

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

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

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Saving Alignment Strategy: Achieving energy efficiency in urban buildings by matching occupant temperature preferences with a buildings indoor thermal environment  

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Abstract Existing strategies for residential energy savings through physical renovation or motivating occupant energy conservation behavior can be costly and/or have transitory effects. Focusing on multi-family dwellings, an important subset of the urban residential sector, we propose an Energy Saving Alignment Strategy (ESAS) that has advantageous cost-effectiveness and a long-lasting influence. By aligning the distribution of residents thermostat preferences with the indoor temperature, ESAS aims to maximize thermal comfort and, accordingly, energy savings in multi-family buildings where indoor temperatures vary between apartments as a function of apartment orientation and floor level. Using a case study of a 1084-apartment public housing complex in New York, we classify both occupants thermostat preferences and apartments operative temperatures into five groups, and optimize energy efficiency by assigning each group of occupants to the group of apartments that best aligns with their thermostat preference. We test ESAS in eight cities representing all four U.S. census regions and six climate zones. Simulation results reveal 2.142.0% in energy savings compared to random apartment assignments depending on geographic location, with the highest energy reductions occurring in cities with mild climates, where the range of occupant thermostat preferences coincides with the natural indoor temperature range. We conclude by providing suggested guidelines on how ESAS might work in practice, and recommendations for extending ESAS research.

Xiaoqi Xu; Patricia J. Culligan; John E. Taylor

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Langston Hughes Elementary School Langston Hughes Elementary School Reversed White Renewable Energy Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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California Geothermal Energy Collaborative  

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California Geothermal Energy Collaborative Geothermal Education and Outreach Guide of California Davis, and the California Geothermal Energy Collaborative. We specifically would like to thank support of the California Geothermal Energy Collaborative. We also thank Charlene Wardlow of Ormat for her

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OIT geothermal system improvements  

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Three geothermal wells drilled during the original campus construction vary from 396 m (1,300 ft) to 550 m (1,800 ft). These wells supply all of the heating and part of the cooling needs of the 11-building, 62,200 m{sup 2} (670,000 ft{sup 2}) campus. The combined capacity of the well pumps is 62 L/s(980 gpm) of 89{degrees}C (192{degrees}F) geothermal fluids. Swimming pool and domestic hot water heating impose a small but nearly constant year-round flow requirement. In addition to heating, a portion of the campus is also cooled using the geothermal resource. This is accomplished through the use of an absorption chiller. The chiller, which operates on the same principle as a gas refrigerator, requires a flow of 38 L/s (600 gpm) of geothermal fluid and produces 541 kW (154 tons) of cooling capacity (Rafferty, 1989). The annual operating costs for the system is about $35,000 including maintenance salary, equipment replacement and cost of pumping. This amounts to about $0.05 per square foot per year.

Lienau, P.J. [Geo-Heat Center, Klamath Falls, OR (United States)

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

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

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Modeling Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings John Markley, University of California, Davis -Western Cooling Efficiency Center  

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Modeling Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings John Markley, University of California, Davis outlines the results from energy models of several multifamily building configurations to improve airflow component of multifamily building design due to its effects on occupant health and comfort. Though

California at Davis, University of

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Handling model uncertainty in model predictive control for energy efficient buildings  

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trol for the operation of building cooling systems, IEEEK. Wirth, Energy ef?cient building climate control usingSagerschnig, E. Z ? ?cekov, Building [8] J. Pr vara, S.

Maasoumy, Mehdi; Razmara, M; Shahbakhti, M; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

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Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (Schochet, Et Al., 2001) Exploration Activity...

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Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area...  

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Exploration Activity: Geothermal Literature Review At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (Grant, 1978) Exploration Activity Details Location Lightning Dock Geothermal Area...

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Geothermal energy  

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By virtue of its geographical distribution and the quantities of energy which could be tapped, the possible overall contribution of geothermal energy towards meeting Europes future energy requirements is much sm...

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal Energy  

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Geothermal energy is the natural heat of the earth....31 J. This quantity of energy is inexhaustible by any technical use (the present technical energy consumption of the world is of the...20 J).

O. Kappelmeyer

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scalable and Robust Designs of Model - Based Control Strategies for Energy - Efficient Buildings.  

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??In the wake of rising energy costs, there is a critical need for sustainable energy management of commercial and residential buildings. Buildings consume approximately 40% (more)

Agbi, Clarence

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and Optimal Control Algorithm Design forHVAC Systems in Energy Efficient Buildings  

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

Maasoumy, Mehdi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Whole building electricity consumption for the first eightbuildings. Measured electricity consumption Figure 3 showsthe measured total electricity consumption of the building

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Funding Opportunity Announcement State Energy Program (SEP) Strengthening Building Retrofit Markets and Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action  

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT U. S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory State Energy Program (SEP) Strengthening Building Retrofit Markets and Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action DE-FOA-0000251 Announcement Type: Initial CFDA Number: 81.041 Issue Date: 04/09/2010 Application Due Date: 05/24/2010 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time 1 NOTE: REGISTRATION/SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS Registration Requirements There are several one-time actions you must complete in order to submit an application in response to this Announcement (e.g., obtain a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, register with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), and register with Grants.gov). Applicants who are not registered with CCR and Grants.gov, should allow at

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Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Retrofit of 1915 Home, Dayton, Washington  

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Built in 1915, this two-story, three-bedroom home with an unfinished Built in 1915, this two-story, three-bedroom home with an unfinished basement and 2,600 ft 2 of living space is typical of many older homes found in eastern Washington. Through the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program, researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory worked with local energy rater Energy Incentives, Inc., to assist the home owners in cost-effectively reducing their energy use by over 50%. The researchers used Energy Gauge USA simulation software to model retrofit packages and predict the most cost-effective retrofit measures within the homeowner's budget. The presence of asbestos insulation on the boiler made it more cost- effective to pursue efficiency measures that left the boiler in place to avoid the additional costs of disposal. Major energy and cost savings

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

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to wall is 0.33 in south, 0.30 in north, 0.05 in east and 0.03 in west. The heat transfer coefficient of roof is 1.26 W/m2?K and the area is 1028.5m2. The ICEBO2006, Shenzhen, China Building Commissioning for Energy Efficiency and Comfort, Vol. VI-5...-1 ) heat transfer coefficient of external wall is 1.57 W/m2?K and the area is 3002.67 m2. The heat transfer coefficient of external window is 6.4 W/m2?K and the area is 908.64 m2. 2.2 Design Heating Load The design heating load of residential...

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Infrared Technology Trends and Implications to Home and Building Energy Use Efficiency  

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It has long been realized that infrared technology would have applicability in improving the energy efficiency of homes and buildings. Walls that are missing or are poorly insulated can be quickly evaluated by looking at the thermal images of these surfaces. Similarly air infiltration leaks under doors and around windows leave a telltale thermal signature easily seen in the infrared. The ability to view evaluate and quickly respond to these images has immediate benefits in addressing and correcting situations where these types of losses are occurring. The principle issue that has been limiting the use of infrared technology in these applications has been the lack of availability and accessibility of infrared technology at a cost point suited to this market. The emergence of low cost microbolometer based infrared cameras not needing sensor cooling will greatly increase the accessibility and use of infrared technology for House Doctor inspections. The technology cost for this use is projected to be less than $1 per inspection.

James T. Woolaway

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Functionalized aerogels new nanomaterials for energy-efficient building. Preliminary AFM, Nanoidentation and EIS studies  

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Aerogels are highly porous nanostructured materials with excellent thermal insulation properties. The possibility to add additional function to functionalize the aerogels, especially to produce photovoltaic electricity, will make them an excellent candidate for energy-efficient building. Going in the direction of this midterm goal we start with the investigation of the properties of the readily available silica aerogels. Atomic Force Microscopy reveals large areas with submicrometer roughness, which allows reliable nanoidentation measurements. The average hardness was measured to be 2,2 MPa and the Young's modulus was 11 MPa, values typical for low density elastic silica aerogels. Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, measured in ambient air, shows typical capacitive behaviour and the aerogel is best modelled by serially connected resistance of 37 k? and capacitor of 170 pF. The conductivity is interpreted in terms of proton migration, strongly dependant on air humidity.

G R Ivanov; R Tomova; S T Djambova; M Nadoliiski; D Dimova-Malinovska

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) - the Future of Geothermal...  

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Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) - the Future of Geothermal Energy Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) - the Future of Geothermal Energy October 28, 2013 - 12:00am Addthis While the...