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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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Energy 101: Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings  

ScienceCinema (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.

None

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.

None

2014-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Building Technologies Office: Standard Energy Efficiency Data Platform  

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

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 Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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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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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PROGRESS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Engineers, 5th Energy Audit Symposium and Productivitycontributions. Numerous energy audits have taken placeabout the accuracy of energy audit procedures used to

Wall, L.W.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Why Energy Efficiency Upgrades  

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

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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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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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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Building Technologies Office: Energy-Efficient Window Air Conditioner  

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

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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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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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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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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Communicate energy efficiency | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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

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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Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Existing Building Energy Efficiency  

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

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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Energy Efficiency in State Buildings | Department of Energy  

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

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

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

Energy 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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Utilities/ Energy efficiency program administrators | ENERGY STAR Buildings  

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

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

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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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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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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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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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Southeast Enertgy Efficiency Alliance's Building Energy Codes Project  

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

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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Worldwide Energy Efficiency Action through Capacity Building and Training  

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

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

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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  

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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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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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Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings |  

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

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Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings |  

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

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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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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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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Obama Administration Launches $130 Million Building Energy Efficiency  

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Computer-aided design of energy-efficient buildings  

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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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Tax Incentives for Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Commercial Buildings |  

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

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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Energy Efficiency Upgrades Help Build Better Neighborhoods | Department of  

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

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 and Conservation Programs for Buildings and Facilities  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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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Students Develop Innovative Solutions for Energy Efficient Buildings |  

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

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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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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The Challenge: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Across the  

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

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The Challenge: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Across the  

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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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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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 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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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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Analysis of the Russian Market for Building Energy Efficiency  

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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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Model Predictive Control for Energy Efficient Buildings  

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

Ma, Yudong

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Analysis of the Chinese Market for Building Energy Efficiency  

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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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Exploring the Limits of Energy Efficiency in Office Buildings  

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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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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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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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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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Index to Evaluate Energy Efficiency of the Building HVAC System  

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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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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  

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Local Option - Property Tax Assessment for Energy Efficient Buildings |  

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

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

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

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Model Predictive Control for Energy Efficient Buildings  

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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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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 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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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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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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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  

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

Hernandez, Adriana

2012-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

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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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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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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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EIA Energy Efficiency-Commercial Buildings Sector Energy Intensities,  

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

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

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Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation  

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

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

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

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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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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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 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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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 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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Business Energy Efficiency Rebate for Existing Buildings | Department of  

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

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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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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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.

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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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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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Model Predictive Control for Energy Efficient Buildings  

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is to minimize the total energy consumptions (1.1a) whilethe closed-loop total energy consumption u J = N ?1 |u ? (violation and total energy consumption. It is observed that

Ma, Yudong

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

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

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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.

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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

153

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

154

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

155

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

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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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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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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

158

ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING DESIGN AND THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE  

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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

159

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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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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161

Building a State Industrial Energy Efficiency Network  

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Industries of the Future brings the tools and resources of the Industrial Technology Program of the Department of Energy to the state level. In addition, with the guidance of an industry-led advisory board, the program has developed conferences and forums...

Ferland, K.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

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.

163

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

164

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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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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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...

167

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

168

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

169

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

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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

170

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

171

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.

172

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

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

Xia, J.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

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

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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

174

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

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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

175

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

176

Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

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

Levine, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

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

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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.

178

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

179

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

180

Building Energy-Efficiency: Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

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

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181

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.

182

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

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

183

Energy-Efficient Building HVAC Control Using Hybrid System LBMPC  

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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

184

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

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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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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:

186

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

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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

187

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.

188

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...

189

Energy Demands and Efficiency Strategies in Data Center Buildings  

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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

190

Building Energy Modeling  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Building energy simulationphysics-based calculation of building energy consumptionis a multi-use tool for building energy efficiency.

191

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 &...

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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

193

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

194

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...

195

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

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

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

196

Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

an energy management and energy audit; Chapter 8 Energyan energy management and energy audit; Chapter 8 Energyan energy management and energy audit; Chapter 8 Energy

Granderson, Jessica

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

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

198

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

199

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

200

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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201

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

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

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

202

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

203

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

204

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

205

Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy Information Handbook Applications for Energy-ENERGY INFORMATION HANDBOOK Applications for Energy-performance tracking handbook: Continuous improvement for

Granderson, Jessica

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

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

207

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

208

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...

209

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...

210

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

211

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...

212

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

213

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

214

Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

are used to reveal energy waste and opportunities forand therefore energy waste, and should be investigated.20%, introducing energy waste and part wear. If multiple

Granderson, Jessica

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Hart, D. Energy management information systems: achievingHart, D. Energy management information systems: achievingHart, D. Energy management information systems: achieving

Granderson, Jessica

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

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>

217

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>

218

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

219

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...

220

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

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221

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

222

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

223

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

224

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

225

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...

226

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

227

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

228

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

229

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

230

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.

231

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

232

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

233

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.

234

Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, & Manufacturing (Fact Sheet), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

This document highlights DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's advancements in saving energy in homes, buildings, and industrial plants.

235

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

236

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

237

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.

238

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

239

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

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

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

240

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

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241

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

242

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...

243

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

244

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

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

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

245

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.

246

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

247

SM Energy-Efficient  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

SM 111 Energy Energy-Efficient Ventilation for Apartment Buildings #12. These Guides provide clear and practical information on issues related to energy-efficient building retrofits

Diamond, Richard

248

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.

249

Heat insulation solar glass and application on energy efficiency buildings  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

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

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

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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

251

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

252

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

253

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

254

Comparison of Control Strategies for Energy Efficient Building HVAC Systems  

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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

255

Functional Testing Protocols for Commercial Building Efficiency Baseline Modeling Software  

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

Jump, David

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

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,...

257

A Sunspot Model for Energy Efficiency in Buildings  

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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

258

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.

259

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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High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

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

Singer, Brett C.; Tschudi, William F.

2009-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


261

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

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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

262

The diffusion over time and space of energy efficiency in building  

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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

263

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

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

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

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

265

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

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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

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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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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

268

U.S. Building-Sector Energy Efficiency Potential  

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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

269

Agent Technology to Improve Building Energy Efficiency and Occupant Comfort  

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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

270

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

271

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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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

273

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

275

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

276

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.

277

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.

278

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...

279

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.

280

Buildings without energy bills  

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In European Union member states, by 31 december 2020, all new buildings shall be nearly zero-energy consumption building. For new buildings occupied and owned by public authorities this shall comply by 31 december 2018. The buildings sectors represents ... Keywords: energy efficiency, low energy buildings, passive houses design, sustainable development

Ruxandra Crutescu

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
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We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


281

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

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

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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

283

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

284

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.

285

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

286

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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Energy Department's New Buildings Solution Center Shares Proven Strategies for Energy Efficiency Programs  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Energy Department today released a new resource, the Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center, to share proven methods for reducing energy waste and carbon emissions in U.S. buildings.

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Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

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adopted standards for home energy audits conducted for HERSmaintenance Home energy audits and information DirectTechnical assistance and energy audits Direct installation

Levine, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Energy Demands and Efficiency Strategies in Data Center Buildings  

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iv Chapter 5: National energy demand and potential energyAs Figure 1-2 shows, HVAC energy demand is comparable to thefor reducing this high energy demand reaches beyond

Shehabi, Arman

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

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

291

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

292

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

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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

293

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

294

Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to consumers, energy suppliers, builders, the environment,property owners and four energy suppliers. This groups CERT, requires domestic energy suppliers to save 293 Mt CO 2

Levine, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In Norway and Belgium (Flanders), energy performanceand Norway. Most labels also indicate the specific energyNorway, Switzerland, and countries in Southeast Europe that are part of the Energy

Levine, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

U.S. Building-Sector Energy Efficiency Potential  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

consumption from Energy Star monitor savings calculator (USconsumption and savings percentage from Energy Star restaurant guide (USEnergy Star restaurant guide (US EPA 2007b). E15) Baseline consumption

Brown, Rich

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

U.S. Building-Sector Energy Efficiency Potential  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Product: Commercial Steam Cookers. Washington, DC: USEPA. 2004. ENERGY STAR Gas Steam Cooker Savings Calculator [source: Energy Star gas steam cooker savings calculator (US

Brown, Rich

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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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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OPTIONS for ENERGY EFFICIENCY  

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OPTIONS for ENERGY EFFICIENCY in EXISTING BUILDINGS December 2005 CEC-400-2005-039-CMF;OPTIONS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY in EXISTING BUILDINGS COMMISSION REPORT TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ............................................................................iii California's Successful Energy Efficiency Programs

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

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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

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

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The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (Energy Alliance) is a nonprofit economic development agency dedicated to helping Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky communities reduce energy consumption. The Energy Alliance has launched programs to educate homeowners, commercial property owners, and nonprofit organizations about energy efficiency opportunities they can use to drive energy use reductions and financial savings, while extending significant focus to creating/retaining jobs through these programs. The mission of the Energy Alliance is based on the premise that investment in energy efficiency can lead to transformative economic development in a region. With support from seven municipalities, the Energy Alliance began operation in early 2010 and has been among the fastest growing nonprofit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. The Energy Alliance offers two programs endorsed by the Department of Energy: the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program for homeowners and the Better Buildings Performance Program for commercial entities. Both programs couple expert guidance, project management, and education in energy efficiency best practices with incentives and innovative energy efficiency financing to help building owners effectively invest in the energy efficiency, comfort, health, longevity, and environmental impact of their residential or commercial buildings. The Energy Alliance has raised over $23 million of public and private capital to build a robust market for energy efficiency investment. Of the $23 million, $17 million was a direct grant from the Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP). The organizations investments in energy efficiency projects in the residential and commercial sector have led to well over $50 million in direct economic activity and created over 375,000 hours of labor created or retained. In addition, over 250 workers have been trained through the Building Performance Training Center, a program that was developed and funded by the Energy Alliance and housed at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Nearly 100 residential and commercial contractors currently participate in the Energy Alliances two major programs, which have together served over 2,800 residential and 100 commercial customers. Additionally, the Energy Alliance established loan programs for homeowners, nonprofits and commercial businesses. The GC-HELP program was established to provide up to ten year low interest, unsecured loans to homeowners to cover the energy efficiency products they purchased through the Energy Alliance approved contractor base. To date the Energy Alliance has financed over $1 million in energy efficiency loans for homeowners, without any loans written off. The nonprofit business community is offered five year, fixed-interest rate loans through the Building Communities Loan Fund of $250,000. Additionally, the Energy Alliance has developed GC-PACE, a commercial financing tool that enables buildings owners to finance their energy upgrades through voluntary property assessments deploying low-interest extended-term capital from the bond market. The Energy Alliance and its partners are actively evaluating additional market-based financing solutions.

Holzhauser, Andy; Jones, Chris; Faust, Jeremy; Meyer, Chris; Van Divender, Lisa

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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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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International Comparison of Energy Labeling and Standards for Energy Efficient and Green Buildings  

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This paper discusses the approaches of the European Union, Germany and India to reduce GHG- emissions and mitigate climate change impacts from buildings through the establishment of energy performance standards and green building...

Hennicke, P.; Shrestha, S.; Schleicher, T.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Chaisuparasmikul, P.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Improving energy efficiency in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment office building .  

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??Reducing energy consumption without compromising the quality of products in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment and maintaining the comfort of employees is of critical important in (more)

Li, Wu, M. Eng Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interactions between Energy Efficiency Programs funded under the Recovery Act and Utility Customer-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs  

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provide energy efficiency equipment and building measuresresearch. Energy Efficiency in Buildings We also categorizetargeting energy efficiency in buildings include grants,

Goldman, Charles A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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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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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.

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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

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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

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Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes  

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

Advancing Building Energy Codes Advancing Building Energy Codes The Building Technologies Office (BTO) supports greater adoption of residential and commercial building energy codes through collaborative efforts with local governments and industry groups, and by providing key tools and assistance for code development, adoption, and implementation. Through advancing building codes, we aim to improve building energy efficiency by 50%, and to help states achieve 90% compliance with their energy codes. 75% of U.S. Buildings will be New or Renovated by 2035, Building Codes will Ensure They Use Energy Wisely. Learn More 75% of U.S. Buildings will be New or Renovated by 2035; Building Codes will Ensure They Use Energy Wisely Learn More Energy Codes Ensure Efficiency in Buildings We offer guidance and technical resources to policy makers, compliance verification professionals, architects, engineers, contractors, and other stakeholders who depend on building energy codes.

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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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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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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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Midwest Building Energy Program  

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

Midwest Building Energy Program Midwest Building Energy Program Stacey Paradis Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance sparadis@mwalliance.org 312-784-7267 April 2, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Purpose * Reduce Energy Use in New Construction (Energy Codes) * Reduce Energy Use in Existing Construction (Benchmarking) Objectives * Technical Assistance to States In Midwest Adopt Latest Model Energy Codes * Foster Maximum Compliance with Current Energy Codes

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Midwest Building Energy Program  

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

Midwest Building Energy Program Midwest Building Energy Program Stacey Paradis Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance sparadis@mwalliance.org 312-784-7267 April 2, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Purpose * Reduce Energy Use in New Construction (Energy Codes) * Reduce Energy Use in Existing Construction (Benchmarking) Objectives * Technical Assistance to States In Midwest Adopt Latest Model Energy Codes * Foster Maximum Compliance with Current Energy Codes

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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

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

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), on behalf of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energys (EEREs) State Energy Program (SEP), is seeking applications to advance policies, programs, and market strategies that accelerate job creation and reduce energy bills while achieving energy and climate security for the nation.

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A Total Quality Management (TQM) Approach for Energy Savings Through Employee Awareness and Building Upgrades to Improve Energy Efficiency  

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A TOTAL QUALIn' MANAGEMENT (TQM) APPROACH FOR ENERGY SAVINGS THROUGH EMPLOYEE AWARENESS AND BUILDING UPGRADES TO IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY Daniel H. Stewart, Principal Engineer, Facilities Department, Rh6oe-Poulenc. Inc., Cranbury, NJ...) approach depends on the input from the end-users, clients, employees, power companies, various consultants and site operation management. This paper discusses the energy efficiency projects that are currently in progress at Rhone Poulenc's Corporate...

Stewart, D. H.

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

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

Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary May 1, 2013 Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Rollout - Energy Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing 2 EERE's National Mission To create American leadership in the global transition to a clean energy economy 1) High-Impact Research, Development, and Demonstration to Make Clean Energy as Affordable and Convenient as Traditional Forms of Energy 2) Breaking Down Barriers to Market Entry 3 Why Clean Energy Matters To America * Winning the most important global economic development race of the 21 st century * Creating jobs through American innovation * Enhancing energy security by reducing our dependence on foreign oil and gas * Saving money by cutting energy costs for American

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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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Buildings | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings Buildings Jump to: navigation, search Building Energy Technologies NREL's New Energy-Efficient "RSF" Building Buildings provide shelter for nearly everything we do-we work, live, learn, govern, heal, worship, and play in buildings-and they require enormous energy resources. According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, homes and commercial buildings use nearly three quarters of the electricity in the United States. Opportunities abound for reducing the huge amount of energy consumed by buildings, but discovering those opportunities requires compiling substantial amounts of data and information. The Buildings Energy Technologies gateway is your single source of freely accessible information on energy usage in the building industry as well as tools to improve

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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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Building Energy Monitoring and Analysis  

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energy efficiency. Intelligent Buildings, 3:43-46, 2011. InM. Bhandari. Comparison of Building Energy Use Data betweenand China, Energy and Buildings, 2013. Under reviewed. 5. T.

Hong, Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Learning and training techniques in fuzzy control for energy efficiency in buildings  

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......concerns with energy efficiency issues in distributing...significantly improve energy efficiency, by efficiently...deficit in the house. The reliability...significantly improve energy efficiency, by efficiently...deficit in the house. The reliability......

J. Sedano; J.R. Villar; L. Curiel; E. Corchado; E. A. De La Cal

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Buildings Energy Databook  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

2 BUILDINGS 2 BUILDINGS ENERGY DATABOOK U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Buildings Energy Databook The United States Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has developed this Buildings Energy Databook to provide a current and accurate set of comprehensive buildings-related data and to promote the use of such data for consistency throughout DOE programs. The Databook is considered an evolving document as it will be will be periodically updated and additional data will be incorporated. Users are requested to submit additional data (e.g., more current, widely accepted, and/or better documented data) and suggested changes to the contacts below. Please provide full source references along with all data.

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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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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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Handling model uncertainty in model predictive control for energy efficient buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

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

339

Worldwide Status of Energy Standards for Buildings - Appendices  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Organization: Energy Efficiency Building Code (EEBC-92)to increase energy efficiency in buildings: Infonnationabout energy efficiency for buildings in: Jamaica 22.

Janda, K.B.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Rebuilding It Better: Greensburg, Kansas, High Performance Buildings Meeting Energy Savings Goals (Brochure) (Revised), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)  

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On May 4, 2007, a massive tornado destroyed or severely damaged 95% On May 4, 2007, a massive tornado destroyed or severely damaged 95% of Greensburg, Kansas. Since then, city and community leaders have been committed to rebuilding the town as a model sustainable community. Experts from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) worked with city leaders, business owners, and residents to identify ways to incorporate energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies into the new buildings. The town showcases energy-saving best practices that can be replicated not only in other communi- ties recovering from disaster, but any location focused on sustainability. The Town of Greensburg Founded in 1886, Greensburg had a population of approximately 1,400 people prior to the tornado, and relied on the agricultural, oil, and gas industries to

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341

Rebuilding It Better: Greensburg, Kansas, High Performance Buildings Meeting Energy Savings Goals (Brochure) (Revised), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)  

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

On May 4, 2007, a massive tornado destroyed or severely damaged 95% On May 4, 2007, a massive tornado destroyed or severely damaged 95% of Greensburg, Kansas. Since then, city and community leaders have been committed to rebuilding the town as a model sustainable community. Experts from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) worked with city leaders, business owners, and residents to identify ways to incorporate energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies into the new buildings. The town showcases energy-saving best practices that can be replicated not only in other communi- ties recovering from disaster, but any location focused on sustainability. The Town of Greensburg Founded in 1886, Greensburg had a population of approximately 1,400 people prior to the tornado, and relied on the agricultural, oil, and gas industries to

342

Autotune Building Energy Models  

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

Autotune Building Energy Models Autotune Building Energy Models Joshua New Oak Ridge National Laboratory newjr@ornl.gov, 865-241-8783 April 2, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: * "All (building energy) models are wrong, but some are useful" - 22%-97% different from utility data for 3,349 buildings * More accurate models are more useful - Error from inputs and algorithms for practical reasons - Useful for cost-effective energy efficiency (EE) at speed and scale

343

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

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Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings August 12,Standard for Energy Efficiency of Public Buildings. Energyfor Energy Efficiency of Residential Buildings in Hot Summer

Feng, Wei

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

345

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

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

346

Better Buildings Webinar: Making Utility Energy Efficiency Funds Work for You  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

347

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy Star, the highest correlation is with metropolitan area GDP perEnergy Star buildings in total building stock as dependent variable, only GDP perEnergy Star LEED I II III I II III rentable building area number of stories year built classA classB GDP per

Bardhan, Ashok; Kroll, Cynthia A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System...  

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

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

349

Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System...  

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

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

350

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

351

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Chen, YunJa

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Advanced Design and Commissioning Tools for Energy-Efficient Building Technologies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

2009, the goal of net zero energy was reached. Referenceswas to make it a net zero-energy building. We obtained

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

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

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

354

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

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

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

355

Buildings Success Stories | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Efficiency Buildings Success Stories Buildings Success Stories RSS The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) successes in technology cost reduction,...

356

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

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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.

357

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

358

Bainbridge Energy Challenge. Energy efficiency and conservation block grant (EECBG) - Better buildings neighborhood program. Final Technical Report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

RePower Bainbridge and Bremerton (RePower) is a residential energy-efficiency and conservation program designed to foster a sustainable, clean, and renewable energy economy. The program was a 3.5 year effort in the cities of Bainbridge Island and Bremerton, Washington, to conserve and reduce energy use, establish a trained home performance trade ally network, and create local jobs. RePower was funded through a $4.8 million grant from the US Department of Energy, Better Buildings Program. The grants performance period was August 1, 2010 through March 30, 2014.

Kraus, Yvonne X.

2014-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

359

Energy Conservation in Public Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

360

Database Aids Building Owners and Operators in Energy-Efficiency Project Decision Making  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

EERE's Buildings Performance Database, launched in June 2013, provides access to empirical data on the actual energy performance, as well as physical and operational characteristics of commercial and residential buildings.

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361

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

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

362

Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

Current and Past EditionsGlossaryPopular TablesQuery Tools Contact Us Current and Past EditionsGlossaryPopular TablesQuery Tools Contact Us Search What Is the Buildings Energy Data Book? The Data Book includes statistics on residential and commercial building energy consumption. Data tables contain statistics related to construction, building technologies, energy consumption, and building characteristics. The Building Technologies Program within the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy developed this resource to provide a current and accurate set of comprehensive buildings- and energy-related data. The Data Book is an evolving document and is updated periodically. Each data table is presented in HTML, Microsoft Excel, and PDF formats. Download Excel Viewer Download Adobe Reader

363

Learning and training techniques in fuzzy control for energy efficiency in buildings  

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......internal partitions on energy conservation for residential...Sattari S. Simulation of energy saving in Iranian buildings...modelling for insulation. Renewable Energy (2006) 31:417-425...Nassif N. , Moujaes S. A cost-effective operating......

J. Sedano; J.R. Villar; L. Curiel; E. Corchado; E. A. De La Cal

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluations, the Better Buildings Challenge and More  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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.

365

Building Energy Conservation in China  

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

Building Energy Conservation in China Building Energy Conservation in China Speaker(s): Zhang Fulin Date: January 29, 2013 - 11:15am Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Haley Gilbert Mr. Zhang Fulin is a Senior Engineer and Director of the Division of Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Department of Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Science &Technology of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) in China. He is tasked with developing China building energy conservation policies and regulations and is responsible for the approval of major China building energy efficiency projects. Mr. Zhang has been working in the field of building energy efficiency for more than two decades. He will speak about current laws and regulations governing building energy efficiency practice in China,

366

Buildings | Department of Energy  

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

Buildings Buildings Buildings EERE leads a robust network of researchers and other partners to continually develop cost-effective energy-saving solutions that help make our country run better through increased efficiency — promoting better plants, manufacturing processes, and products; more efficient new homes and improved older homes; and other solutions to enhance the buildings in which we work, shop, and lead our everyday lives. EERE leads a robust network of researchers and other partners to continually develop cost-effective energy-saving solutions that help make our country run better through increased efficiency - promoting better plants, manufacturing processes, and products; more efficient new homes and improved older homes; and other solutions to enhance the buildings in which

367

REDESIGN OF HVAC SYSTEM TO IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF EDUCATIONAL BUILDING.  

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??An energy modeling software was used to analyze the current building configuration and simulations were performed in an attempt to redesign the current HVAC system (more)

Hagene, Brian Matthew

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Energy Savings in Industrial Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Zhou, A.; Tutterow, V.; Harris, J.

369

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge (N2N) brought together a consortium of 14 leading clean energy rural, suburban, and low income communities throughout Connecticut. N2N was awarded $4.2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) competitive BetterBuildings Neighborhood Program on August 10, 2010 to run a two-year pilot program (plus one year of transition and evaluation) (Award No. EMCBC- 00969-10). N2N tested innovative program models and hypotheses for improving Connecticuts existing residential energy efficiency programs that are overseen by the ratepayer fund board and administered by CT utilities. N2Ns original goal was to engage 10 percent of households in participating communities to reduce their energy usage by 20 percent through energy upgrades and clean energy measures. N2N planned for customers to complete more comprehensive whole-home energy efficiency and clean energy measures and to achieve broader penetration than existing utility-administered regulated programs. Since this was an ARRA award, we report the following figures on job creation in Table 1. Since N2N is not continuing in its current form, we do not provide figures on job retention. Table 1 N2N Job Creation by Quarter Jobs Created 2010 Q4 6.65 2011 Q1 7.13 2011 Q2 4.98 2011 Q3 9.66 2011 Q4 5.43 2012 Q1 11.11 2012 Q2 6.85 2012 Q3 6.29 2012 Q4 6.77 2013 Q1 5.57 2013 Q2 8.35 2013 Q3 6.52 Total 85.31 The N2N team encountered several gaps in the existing efficiency program performance that hindered meeting N2Ns and DOEs short-term program goals, as well as the State of Connecticuts long-term energy, efficiency, and carbon reduction goals. However, despite the slow program start, N2N found evidence of increasing upgrade uptake rates over time, due to delayed customer action of one to two years from N2N introduction to completion of deeper household upgrades. Two main social/behavioral principles have contributed to driving deeper upgrades in CT: 1. Word of mouth, where people share their experience with others, which leads to others to take action; and 2. Self-herding, where people follow past behavior, which leads to deeper and deeper actions within individual households.

Donnelly, Kat A.

2014-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

370

Energy consumption comparison analysis of high energy efficiency office buildings in typical climate zones of China and U.S. based on correction model  

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Abstract Actual operation energy consumption of the high energy efficiency buildings built and operated in China and U.S. has been quite different than expected. This paper compares actual energy consumption to expect high energy efficiency office buildings in U.S. and China. Considering the different indoor design temperature, climate conditions and operated period between the compared cases in the two countries impact on the building energy consumption, correction model was built to eliminate the influence of the three factors on the comparison result and put the comparison analysis of high energy efficiency office buildings in the two countries into the same level. Regard to building general information and climate condition, four pairs of buildings in typical climate zones of China and U.S. were selected to compare the building energy conservation technology and building energy consumption based on a large scale of investigation and testing. After corrected, the energy consumption data are analyzed, including total energy consumption, and sub-metering energy consumption such as heating, cooling, lighting, office equipment, etc.. The energy saving technologies applied in these four pairs of buildings was also compared to explain energy consumption differences.

Long Liu; Jing Zhao; Xin Liu; Zhaoxia Wang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Feng, Wei

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

A Meta-Analysis of Energy Savings from Lighting Controls in Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Williams, Alison

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Quantifying National Energy Savings Potential of Lighting Controls in Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Williams, Alison

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

375

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

enabling us to correct for the energy consumption of thesehigh energy consumption; current monitoring will enable usU.S. Department of Energy, Nonrcsidential Building6 Encrgy Consumption

Piette, M.A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

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

377

Better Buildings, Better Plants: Volvo Boosting Energy Efficiency at Truck Manufacturing Facility  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Find out how Volvo Group North America has achieved energy savings at its New River facility in Virginia as part of the Energy Department's Better Buildings, Better Plants program.

378

Development of an Online Toolkit for Measuring Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Performance -- Scoping Study  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This study analyzes the market needs for building performance evaluation tools. It identifies the existing gaps and provides a roadmap for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a toolkit with which to optimize energy performance of a commercial building over its life cycle.

Wang, Na

2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

379

Better Buildings | Department of Energy  

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

Better Buildings Better Buildings Better Buildings Last year, commercial and industrial buildings used roughly 50% of the energy in the U.S. economy at a cost of over $400 billion. These buildings and operations can be made much more efficient using a variety of cost effective efficiency improvements while creating jobs and building a stronger economy. We have similar opportunities in our homes. In February 2011, President Obama, building upon the investments of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, announced the Better Buildings Initiative to make commercial and industrial buildings 20% more energy efficient over the next 10 years and accelerate private sector investment in energy efficiency. Better Buildings strategies include: Last year, commercial and industrial buildings used roughly 50% of the

380

About Building Energy Codes | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Compliance Compliance Regulations Resource Center About Building Energy Codes U.S. Energy Consumption by Sector (2011) Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Review According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's Electric Power Annual, U.S. residential and commercial buildings account for approximately 41% of all energy consumption and 72% of electricity usage. Building energy codes increase energy efficiency in buildings, resulting in significant cost savings in both the private and public sectors of the U.S. economy. Efficient buildings reduce power demand and have less of an environmental impact. The Purpose of Building Energy Codes Energy codes and standards set minimum efficiency requirements for new and renovated buildings, assuring reductions in energy use and emissions over

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381

Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, & Manufacturing (Fact Sheet), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)  

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

energy-saving solutions, which helps make our country energy-saving solutions, which helps make our country run better through increased efficiency-better plants, manufacturing processes, products, new homes, ways to improve older homes, and buildings in which to work, shop, and lead our everyday lives. Highlights of the EERE portfolio include: Better Buildings Challenge EERE is spearheading this new public-private leadership program to reduce commercial building energy use by 20% by 2020, to help save $40 billion on energy bills annually, and to grow American jobs. More than 100 diverse organizations have already committed to this goal, including companies such as Best Buy, Staples, 3M, and Alcoa, and state and local governments in Los Angeles, California; Will County, Illinois; and the state of North

382

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

383

Live Webinar on Better Buildings Case Competition: Energy Efficiency in the Restaurant Franchise Model Case Study  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "A Side of Savings: Energy Efficiency in the Restaurant Franchise Model Case Study."

384

Targeted Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluation Report: Neal Smith Federal Building, Des Moines, IA  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report summarizes the energy efficiency measures identified and implemented, and an analysis of the energy savings realized using low-cost/no-cost control system measures identified.

Fernandez, Nicholas; Goddard, James K.; Underhill, Ronald M.; Gowri, Krishnan

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

business structure influences the perspectives of the individual or firm toward the value of an energy efficiency or green

Bardhan, Ashok; Kroll, Cynthia A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

387

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

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

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

388

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

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

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

389

Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

7.1 National Legislation 7.1 National Legislation 7.2 Federal Tax Incentives 7.3 Efficiency Standards for Residential HVAC 7.4 Efficiency Standards for Commercial HVAC 7.5 Efficiency Standards for Residential Appliances 7.6 Efficiency Standards for Lighting 7.7 Water Use Standards 7.8 State Building Energy Codes 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to the tables Chapter 7 outlines national climate change legislation, tax incentives, Federal regulations, and State programs that have influenced building energy consumption. Section 7.1 summarizes the past 40 years of national energy legislation beginning with the Clean Air Act of 1970. Section 7.2 describes the energy efficiency-related Federal tax incentives created in the last 5 years. Sections 7.3 through 7.7 describe the energy and water efficiency standards currently or soon to be in effect for residential and commercial HVAC equipment, appliances, lighting, and water-consuming products. Section 7.8 covers building energy codes. Following is a summary of the energy legislation discussed in this chapter:

390

Energy Efficiency Services Sector: Workforce Size and Expectations for Growth  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency and Building ScienceSummer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. The UnitedStudy on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. American Council

Goldman, Charles

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Advancing Building Energy Codes | Department of Energy  

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

You are here You are here Home » Advancing Building Energy Codes Advancing Building Energy Codes 75% of U.S. buildings will be new or renovated by 2035. Building codes will ensure they use energy wisely. 75% of U.S. buildings will be new or renovated by 2035. Building codes will ensure they use energy wisely. The Building Technologies Office (BTO) supports greater adoption of residential and commercial building energy codes through collaborative efforts with local governments and industry groups, and by providing key tools and assistance for code development, adoption, and implementation. Through advancing building codes, we aim to improve building energy efficiency by 50%, and to help states achieve 90% compliance with their energy codes. Energy Codes Ensure Efficiency in Buildings

392

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of BuildingEnergy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of BuildingBuilding Technologies Program, Office of Energy Efficiency

Hong, T.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

build more efficient electrical grids, and  

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

394

Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes  

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Building Energy Codes Building Energy Codes Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on AddThis.com... Popular Links Success Stories Previous Next Lighten Energy Loads with System Design. Warming Up to Pump Heat.

395

Energy Efficiency Indicators Methodology Booklet  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Best Practice Indicates technical potential Actual energy efficiencyenergy efficiency over time. Building on past OECD experience and best practices,best practices. Figure 4. Plant Benchmarking Energy Efficiency

Sathaye, Jayant

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

redesigned based on a concept that maximises comfort and efficiency. Fresh air 8 Source: P. Campanile -CRF Italy #0;5#0;5 Renewable Energies CRF Canteen: Efficiency of the climatisation Cogenerator 32-41% (*)2,3-3,1 tep3,4-5,2 tepPrimary energy monthly10...-13% due to the desiccant22-28% improved plant efficiencySolar roofEnthalpicwheelTo the kitchenHeat PumpFresh airAir treatment unit 10 Source: P. Campanile -CRF Italy #0;5#0;5 Renewable Energies CorsoVeneziaMilano?VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) inverter...

Adnot, J.; Bertoldi, P.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Build an energy management program | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Build an energy management program Build an energy management program 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 Advance your energy program Measure, track, and benchmark Improve energy performance Industrial service and product providers Earn recognition Market impacts: Improvements in the industrial sector

398

EA-2001: Energy Efficiency Design Standards: New Federal Commercial and Multi-Family High-Rise Residential Buildings and New Federal Low-Rise Residential Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is publishing this final rule to implement 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 commercial and multi-family high-rise residential buildings. This rule updates the baseline Federal commercial standard to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 90.1-2013.

399

Energy efficient commercial buildings : a study of natural daylighting in the context of adaptive reuse  

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Daylighting is a powerful design element which can have a dramatic impact on people's perception of space, physical and psychological well-being as well as a building's annual and daily energy requirements. Understanding ...

Crowley, John Stephen

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

heating is provided by district heating. The building isis heated from a district heating system that provides hotconverts the heat from district heating system to the hot

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Commercial Buildings Integration | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

owners adopt new energy efficient technologies. Read more Join the Better Buildings Alliance Join the Better Buildings Alliance Engaging industry leaders to deploy energy saving...

402

Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software  

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Building Energy Building Energy Optimization Software to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance

403

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to not only green buildings but also vast number of the conventional buildings to reduce the energy1 Abstract--Current building designs are not energy-efficient enough due to many reasons. One the occupants' actual usage and adjusting the energy consumption accordingly. In this paper, we discuss our

Jain, Raj

404

Energy Efficient Buildings and Appliances: From Berkeley Lab to the Marketplace (LBNL Summer Lecture Series)  

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Summer Lecture Series 2006: Art Rosenfeld, an appointee to the California Energy Commission and one of the architects of energy efficiency research at Berkeley Lab in the 1970s, discusses what it takes to shepherd innovative energy efficiency research from the lab to the real world.

Rosenfeld, Art [Commissioner, California Energy Commission

2011-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

405

Development | Building Energy Codes Program  

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

Printable Version Printable Version Development Commercial Residential Adoption Compliance Regulations Resource Center Development The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports and participates in the model building energy code development processes administered by the ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC). DOE activities include developing and submitting code change proposals, conducting analysis of building energy efficiency and cost savings, and formulating underlying evaluation methodologies. Through participation in model energy code development for both commercial and residential buildings, DOE strives to make cost-effective, energy efficient upgrades to current model codes. DOE also establishes energy efficiency standards for federal buildings and manufactured housing. Further information on this process is defined under

406

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

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desirable. In 1975 an energy audit and monitoring programphases: Conduct an effective energy audit and define energyACTIVITIES FOR 1978 Simple energy audits will be carried out

Authors, Various

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

BUILDING ENERGY 1987 Edition  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

) The alternative HVAC compliance method for second generation nonresidential standards has been codifiedBUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS 1987 Edition 1988 SUPPLEMENT December 1987 Supplement May 1988 ,+ -.* CALIFORNIA *-3q-:-- =id-,/* + ,+ I ENERGY For historical reference Current Title 24 Standards are available

408

Analysis and Research on the Thermal Properties of Energy-efficient Building Glass: A Case Study in PVB Laminated Glass  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A new kind of PVB-laminated glass is introduced as an energy-efficient building glass. Based on tests and calculations of the shading coefficients of flat glass, LOW-E coated glass and PVB-laminated glass with different thickness, their effects...

Chen, Z.; Meng, Q.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

systems for auditors and appraisers, and energy and peakan "energy signature" for the house. Two auditors then makeauditor, at the time of the visit, will implement simple energy-

Authors, Various

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Group Home Energy Efficiency Retrofit for 30% Energy Savings (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This project studies the specification, implementation, and energy savings from an energy efficiency retrofit in a group home, with an energy savings goal of 30%.

411

Energy Department Announces $9 Million to Improve Energy Efficiency of Hotels, Hospitals, Offices and other Commercial Buildings  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

As part of the Obama Administrations effort to double energy productivity by 2030 and reduce carbon emissions in commercial buildings, the Energy Department today announced $9 million to encourage investments in energy-saving technologies that can be tested and deployed in offices, shops, restaurants, hospitals, hotels and other types of commercial buildings.

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Report: President's Energy Efficiency Contracting for Federal...  

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

Report: President's Energy Efficiency Contracting for Federal Buildings a Success Report: President's Energy Efficiency Contracting for Federal Buildings a Success January 8, 2014...

413

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

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

海地区建筑能效测评与标识 海地区建筑能效测评与标识 工作实践与思考 The Practice and Thinking of Building Energy Efficiency Evaluation & Labeling in Shanghai 叶 倩 教授 Prof. Ye Qian 上海市建筑科学研究院(集团)有限公司 (Shanghai Research Institute of Buiding Sciences, SRIBS) 2011-05 一 一 个认识 One Viewpoint 1 二个特点 Two Features 2 下一步工作计划 三个思考 Three Thinkings 3 要 点 Keywords 认 识 Viewpoint * 一个认识: One Viewpoint -行业技术进步,服务产业发展 Encourage Technological & Service progress -单一参数测定系统综合评估 Single parameter  Synthetic Evaluation -节能效果量化可视

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Building Technologies Office | Department of Energy  

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

Building Technologies Office Building Technologies Office Building Technologies Office and You Working together to empower energy efficiency where you live, work, and play. Building Technologies Office and You Working together to empower energy efficiency where you live, work, and play. About the Building Technologies Office The Energy Department's Building Technologies Office leads a network of research and industry partners to continually develop innovative, cost-effective energy-saving solutions for homes and buildings. Learn more about the Building Technologies Office. How We Help Homes & Buildings Save Energy Value-Driven Applications Advanced energy efficiency technologies like lighting, HVAC, windows, appliances, and commercial equipment. Practical Standards

415

Sustainable Buildings | Department of Energy  

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

Buildings Buildings Sustainable Buildings Mission The team evaluates and incorporates the requirements for sustainable buildings as defined in Executive Order (EO) 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management, and (EO) 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, and DOE Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability, and approved by LM. The team advocates the use of sustainable building practices. Scope The team evaluates how to locate, design, construct, maintain, and operate its buildings and facilities in a resource-efficient, sustainable, and economically viable manner, consistent with its mission. The team provides a process to evaluate sustainable building practices for any new construction, major renovation, and existing capital asset buildings in

416

Energy Efficient Indoor VOC Air Cleaning with Activated Carbon Fiber (ACF) Filters  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Sidheswaran, Meera

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

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...

418

Synergization of air handling units for high energy efficiency in office buildings: Implementation methodology and performance evaluation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

An integrating air-handling unit (IAHU) control theory has been proposed to improve the energy efficiency in office buildings by utilizing the regional and operation differences among multiple AHUs. Unlike the conventional AHU operation, where the units are controlled as independent systems without interaction, IAHU coordinates the \\{AHUs\\} based on the dynamic outside air conditions and system operation modes to achieve synergized energy performance and maintain the indoor air quality. The synergization strategy allows the outside air intake and the airflows to be orderly re-allocated among the \\{AHUs\\} when conditions are appropriate. This paper presents the implementation methodology and performance evaluation of IAHU in an open-plan office building with multiple AHUs. The allocation of airflows among the \\{AHUs\\} is described first to illustrate how IAHU deals with multiple \\{AHUs\\} in a building. The supervisory level control algorithm is then detailed and easy-to-follow flowcharts are provided based on the decision-making schema. A two-step hourly evaluation method and the energy simulation model are introduced. An office building with multiple \\{AHUs\\} is selected to assess the performance of IAHU. The study concludes that the innovative IAHU with the easy-to-implement strategy can be readily implemented to achieve high energy efficiency in open space office buildings.

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

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

four phases: In 1975 an energy audit and monitoring programKennewick, WA Conduct an energy audit and identify energyeach school were based on an energy audit and computer model

Sonderegger, R. C.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

on ice storage power and cooling load was not available.Ice storage system power consumption 2 Stored cooling 3 Peakpower density 0.38 W/ft 2 (4.1 W/m 2 ) The building is equipped with a cooling

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

ENERGY STAR certification for your building | ENERGY STAR Buildings &  

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certification for your building certification for your building 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 Learn the benefits Get started Use Portfolio Manager Save energy Find financing Earn recognition 20-percent recognition ENERGY STAR certification How to apply for ENERGY STAR certification Tips for low-cost verifications Submit a profile of your building

422

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

as well as an ice thermal energy storage (TES) system in thefrom the ice thermal energy storage system. More data on the

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Towards a Sustainable Energy Balance: Progressive Efficiency and the Return of Energy Conservation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

E Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. WashingtonE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. WashingtonStudy on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, American Council

Harris, Jeff

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

REDUCING ENERGY USE IN FLORIDA BUILDINGS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The 2007 Florida Building Code (ICC, 2008) requires building designers and architects to achieve a minimum energy efficiency rating for commercial buildings located throughout Florida. Although the Florida Building Code is strict in the minimum...

Raustad, R.; Basarkar, M.; Vieira, R.

425

ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual 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 Learn the benefits Get started Use Portfolio Manager Save energy Stamp out energy waste Find cost-effective investments Engage occupants Purchase energy-saving products Put computers to sleep Get help from an expert Take a comprehensive approach

426

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.

427

Building Energy Asset Score | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

- such as the building envelope (roof, walls and windows) and lighting, hot water and HVAC systems - have a significant impact on how efficiently energy is used within a building...

428

Building an Energy Efficient Plant Certification Program: Management System for Energy 2000:2008  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The US Department of Energys Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) is partnering with industry to drive a 25% reduction in industrial energy intensity by 2017and also contribute to an 18% reduction in carbon intensity economy-wide by 2012...

Meffert, B; Brown, M.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

An Analysis of Building Envelope Upgrades for Residential Energy Efficiency in Hot and Humid Climates  

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and exterior walls, and windows. A DOE-2 simulation model of a 2000/2001 IECC code-compliant house in Houston, Texas, was used for the analysis. The results demonstrated the effect of incremental changes in these properties on the building's energy use...

Malhotra, M.; Haberl, J.

430

Los Angeles Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency, Better Buildings Challenge  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

As part of the Obama Administrations efforts to work with state and local governments to deploy smart policies that drive investment and create jobs, the Energy Department recognized the city of Los Angeles, Calif., for its leadership in the Departments Better Buildings Challenge.

431

Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

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

Building Energy Code Building Energy Code Building Energy Code < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Schools Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Solar Heating Buying & Making Electricity Water Heating Program Info State California Program Type Building Energy Code Provider California Energy Commission '''''Note: The California Energy Commission adopted the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards for new residential and commercial construction on May 31, 2012. The new standards are expected to take effect on January 1, 2014, and represent significant energy and water savings compared to the current standards. Among many notable provisions, the new standards will

432

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

resolved before air quality and energy officials can begin3 2. Air Quality Regulation and Energyinitiate. 2. Air Quality Regulation and Energy Efficiency

Vine, Edward

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Strategic Industrial Energy Efficiency: Reduce Expenses, Build Revenues, and Control Risk  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the bother and expense of purchasing fuel in spot markets, which may happen when plants put on extra, unscheduled shifts to compensate for downtime. The net impact of energy efficiency is a reduction in the average price of fuel consumed. Securing fuel... for additional market share. 3. Attain a price premium Plant emissions decline with fuel consumption. A clean process can boast ?green? products. Energy efficiency is usually the quickest and most cost-effective way to contribute to ?green...

Russell, C.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

BUILD UP: Energy Solutions for Better Buildings (Website) | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

BUILD UP: Energy Solutions for Better Buildings (Website) BUILD UP: Energy Solutions for Better Buildings (Website) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: BUILD UP: Energy Solutions for Better Buildings (Website) Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Topics: Best Practices Website: www.buildup.eu/home Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/build-energy-solutions-better-buildin Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Training & Education Regulations: Building Certification This website serves as a forum for the exchange of best working practices and knowledge and the transfer of tools and resources. The BUILD UP initiative was established by the European Commission to support European

435

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

436

The Reality and Future Scenarios of Commercial Building Energy Consumption in China  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

2006. Strengthening the Building Energy Efficiency (BEE)Summer Studies on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Asilamor,energy efficiency improvement (-1.5%) and building mix (-

Zhou, Nan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Energy Factors, Leasing Structure and the Market Price of Office Buildings in the U.S.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

such as the energy efficiency of building engineeringIEA, 2008, Energy efficiency requirements in building codes,motivating energy-efficiency in these buildings. 2 Direct

Jaffee, Dwight; Stanton, Richard; Wallace, Nancy

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Energy guides | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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

guides guides 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 ENERGY STAR industrial partnership Energy guides Energy efficiency and air regulation Plant energy auditing Industrial service and product providers

439

Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) - Building...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) - Building America Top Innovation Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) - Building America Top Innovation House graphic...

440

Assessment of Building Energy-Saving Policies and Programs in China During the 11th Five Year Plan  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and/or require energy efficiency in buildings during the 11to strengthen energy efficiency in buildings. This BuildingUniversity Building Energy Efficiency Research Centre (

Zhou, Nan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Assessment of Building Energy-Saving Policies and Programs in China During the 11th Five Year Plan  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and/or require energy efficiency in buildings during the 11to strengthen energy efficiency in buildings. This BuildingHao Bin. 2009. Building Energy Efficiency Evaluation and

Zhou, Nan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fiscal Year...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

443

BetterBuildings Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in the Commercial Sector - Part 1  

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

Small Commercial Energy Efficiency Finance Programs Small Commercial Energy Efficiency Finance Programs Sponsored by State Governments SURVEY OF SURVEY OF SMALL COMMERCIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY FINANCE PROGRAMS SPONSORED BY PROGRAMS SPONSORED BY STATE GOVERNMENTS May 3, 2011 Background of Small Commercial Finance Program Survey  Includes 20 States ( (mostly y identified from database of state incentives for renewable energy, DSIRE)  Sponsoring programs for:  small commercial (generally defined as 30,000 square feet or less and/or 150 kW or less) or   both small and large commercial sectors both small and large commercial sectors  Discussions with program managers   Creation of a table of program elements Creation of a table of program elements

444

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

MM ? 10 year contract term ? $5 per square foot of hard cost invested for improvements ? $1 per square foot in energy savings created on average Distributed Energy Generation Systems (DEGS) ? Characteristics ? Small scale power generation... Lease Purchase Agreements ? Enables you to acquire essential-use assets, including energy efficiency retrofits and upgrades. ? A tax-exempt municipal lease, the government entity MAY have a ?non appropriation of funds? clause in the agreement...

Flores, M.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

EIA Energy Efficiency-  

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

- Energy Efficiency, energy consumption - Energy Efficiency, energy consumption savings households, buildings, industry & vehicles Energy Savings Links Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency > Energy Savings Energy Savings saving energy in all sectors Last Page Modified: August 2010 All Sectors, Home, Commercial Building , Automobile Transportation, Manufacturing, Federal Government Program, Nonprofit and Other Organizations These links are provided solely as a service to our customers, and therefore should not be construed as advocating or reflecting any position of the Energy Information Administration (EIA). In addition, EIA does not guarantee the content or accuracy of any information presented in linked sites. If you have an "Energy Savings" web site that may be an appropriate link for this site, please contact us if you wish to be listed on this page.

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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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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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The Cost of Enforcing Building Energy Codes: Phase 1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings (pp. 5-387 -Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. pp. 8-249Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. pp. 4-275 -

Williams, Alison

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Gauging Improvements in Urban Building Energy Policy in India  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, 4:351366.Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, 8:209224.Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, 10-196 212.

Williams, Christopher

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Design | Department of Energy  

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

Design Design Building Design As a researcher at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Dr. Michael Brambley is working to improve the energy efficiency of our nation’s buildings. In this "10 Questions," learn how he is marrying engineering and computer technology to cut energy waste in commercial buildings. As a researcher at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Dr. Michael Brambley is working to improve the energy efficiency of our nation's buildings. In this "10 Questions," learn how he is marrying engineering and computer technology to cut energy waste in commercial buildings. Commercial buildings have high energy needs and can put great strain on the nation's power grids during peak periods. Developing more efficient

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China Energy Group - Sustainable Growth Through Energy Efficiency  

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Commission (BDRC) Beijing Energy Efficiency Center (BECon)of Construction Energy Efficiency Bureau Ministry ofNational Building Energy Efficiency Commission National

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrofit Existing Buildings | Department of Energy  

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

Retrofit Existing Buildings Retrofit Existing Buildings Retrofit Existing Buildings Renovation, retrofit and refurbishment of existing buildings represent an opportunity to upgrade the energy performance of commercial building assets for their ongoing life. Often retrofit involves modifications to existing commercial buildings that may improve energy efficiency or decrease energy demand. In addition, retrofits are often used as opportune time to install distributed generation to a building. Energy efficiency retrofits can reduce the operational costs, particularly in older buildings, as well as help to attract tenants and gain a market edge. The Building Technologies Office provides resources that allow planners, designers, and owners to focus on energy-use goals from the first planning

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Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance Data Dashboard  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The data dashboard for Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, a partner in the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program.

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Climate change and buildings | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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

Climate change and buildings Climate change and buildings 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? Find out who's partnered with ENERGY STAR Become an ENERGY STAR partner Find ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants ENERGY STAR certification Featured research and reports Facts and stats Climate change and buildings Climate change and buildings

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Interactions between Energy Efficiency Programs funded under the Recovery Act and Utility Customer-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of transforming energy efficiency markets into more self-3. SEP funding for building energy efficiency by marketfor buildings energy efficiency by market sector Less

Goldman, Charles A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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News | Building Energy Codes Program  

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

News News A variety of resources and news from BECP, states, and other news sources are available for anyone interested in learning more about building energy codes. This includes newsletters, articles, links and more. To receive BECP News and other updates from the Building Energy Codes Program via email, join our mailing list. Featured Codes News DOE Activities and Methodology for Assessing Compliance With Building Energy Codes RFI Mayors Urge Cities to Strengthen Energy Code AZ Legislature Preserves Local Control of Building Energy Efficiency Codes Washington State Home Builders Lead the Nation in Energy Code Compliance Mississippi Invests in Future Growth With Adoption of Best-in-Class Energy Efficiency Legislation Energy 2030 Report Calls for Stricter Energy Building Codes

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A Meta-Analysis of Energy Savings from Lighting Controls in Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Buildings Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Buildingoffice building. Proceedings of the 1996 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency

Williams, Alison

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Design Options for Residential Water Heaters: Economic Impacts on Consumers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of BuildingEnergy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Building

Lekov, Alex

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Green Building Codes | Building Energy Codes Program  

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

Green Building Codes Green Building Codes Green building codes go beyond minimum code requirements, raising the bar for energy efficiency. They can serve as a proving ground for future standards, and incorporate elements beyond the scope of the model energy codes, such as water and resource efficiency. As regional and national green building codes and programs become more available, they provide jurisdictions with another tool for guiding construction and development in an overall less impactful, more sustainable manner. ICC ASHRAE Beyond Codes International Green Construction Code (IgCC) The International Code Council's (ICC's) International Green Construction code (IgCC) is an overlay code, meaning it is written in a manner to be used with all the other ICC codes. The IgCC contains provisions for site

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Energy Consumption, Efficiency, Conservation, and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Japan's Building Sector  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and C O Reduction i n District Heating and C o o l i n g . "Energy Efficiency o f District Heating and C o o l i n g byP o w e r Generation/District Heating and C o o l i n g

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Operation of Energy-Efficient Air-Conditioned Buildings: An Overview  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

To design an optimum HVAC airside system that provides comfort and air quality in the air-conditioned spaces with efficient energy consumption is a great challenge. This paper evaluates recent progresses of HVAC airside design for the air-conditioned...

Khalil, E. E.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EECBG Success Story: Historic School Building Taking On New Energy-Efficient Role  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The historic Baton Rouge Junior High School in Louisiana is going through a renovation to integrate energy efficiency upgrades including LED lighting improvements, digital controls for air handling units and lights, tankless hot water heaters and the addition of photovoltaic panels on the rooftop to offset daytime electrical use and to serve as a backup power source during emergencies. Learn more.

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Analysis of space heating and domestic hot water systems for energy-efficient residential buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

An analysis of the best ways of meeting the space heating and domestic hot water (DHW) needs of new energy-efficient houses with very low requirements for space heat is provided. The DHW load is about equal to the space heating load in such houses in northern climates. The equipment options which should be considered are discussed, including new equipment recently introduced in the market. It is concluded that the first consideration in selecting systems for energy-efficient houses should be identification of the air moving needs of the house for heat distribution, heat storage, ventilation, and ventilative cooling. This is followed, in order, by selection of the most appropriate distribution system, the heating appliances and controls, and the preferred energy source, gas, oil, or electricity.

Dennehy, G

1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

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

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

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 Energy Codes 101: An Introduction | Building Energy Codes Program  

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

Codes 101: An Introduction Codes 101: An Introduction In order to provide a basic introduction to the varied and complex issues associated with building energy codes, the U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Codes Program, with valued assistance from the International Codes Council and ASHRAE, has prepared Building Energy Codes 101: An Introduction. This guide is designed to speak to a broad audience with an interest in building energy efficiency, including state energy officials, architects, engineers, designers, and members of the public. Publication Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 BECP_Building Energy Codes 101_February2010_v00.pdf Document Details Last Name: Britt Initials: M Affiliation: PNNL Document Number: PNNL-70586 Focus: Adoption Code Development Compliance Building Type:

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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

469

Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

Glossary Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Residential Space Heating Residential Space Cooling Residential Water Heating Commercial Space Cooling Commercial Space Heating Commercial Refrigeration Lighting Building Descriptions Commercial Residential Acronyms and Initialisms A B C D E F G H I L M N O P Q R S U V AAMA - American Architectural Manufacturers Association ACEEE - American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy AEO - EIA's Annual Energy Outlook AFEAS - Alternative Fluorocarbons Environmental Acceptability Study AFUE - Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency AHAM - Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers ARI - Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers BTS - DOE's Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs

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Commercial Building Activities | Department of Energy  

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

Building Activities Building Activities Commercial Building Activities The Building Technologies Office commercial buildings effort researches and deploys advanced technologies and systems to reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings. Industry partners and national laboratories help identify market needs and solutions to accelerate the development of highly energy-efficient buildings. This page outlines some of BTO's key projects. 179d Tax Calculator The 179d Calculator can help determine whether improvements qualify for a Federal tax deduction, and allows owners and managers to estimate energy cost savings of efficiency improvements. Advanced Energy Design Guides These recommendations can help designers achieve between 30% and 50% energy savings in a new commercial building.

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Building Energy Codes News | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Building Energy Codes News Building Energy Codes News News Category: National Policy DOE Activities and Methodology for Assessing Compliance With Building Energy Codes RFI Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 On August 6, DOE published an RFI on its methodology for assessing code compliance into the Federal Register. Based on feedback received from the individual state compliance pilot studies in 2011-2012, the RFI seeks input on DOE's methodology and fundamental assumptions from the general public. Read the full article... Source: U.S. Department of Energy Building Energy Codes Program Energy 2030 Report Calls for Stricter Energy Building Codes Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 The Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy aims to double US energy productivity by 2030, and one of its many ways to achieve that

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Energy Efficiency Technologies  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

State, local, and tribal governments can work with building and facility owners, homeowners, industry, and city energy managers to implement cost-effective energy efficiency technologies that provide the same energy requirements and services as current technologiesbut with less energy demand.

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Building America Webinar: Central Multifamily Water Heating Systems- Energy-Efficient Controls for Multifamily Domestic Hot Water  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America webinar on January 21, 2015.

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Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Agency/Company /Organization: International Energy Agency Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.iea.org/papers/pathways/buildings_certification.pdf Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Screenshot References: nergy Performance Certification of Buildings[1] Logo: Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency

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Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

4.1 Federal Buildings Energy Consumption 4.1 Federal Buildings Energy Consumption 4.2 Federal Buildings and Facilities Characteristics 4.3 Federal Buildings and Facilities Expenditures 4.4 Legislation Affecting Energy Consumption of Federal Buildings and Facilities 5Envelope and Equipment 6Energy Supply 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to the tables This chapter provides information on Federal building energy consumption, characteristics, and expenditures, as well as information on legislation affecting said consumption. The main points from this chapter are summarized below: In FY 2007, Federal buildings accounted for 2.2% of all building energy consumption and 0.9% of total U.S. energy consumption.

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Monitoring-based HVAC Commissioning of an Existing Office Building for Energy Efficiciency  

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Existing Office Building for Energy Efficiency Liping Wang,Existing Office Building for Energy Efficiency Liping Wang

Wang, Liping

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Office Buildings - Energy Consumption  

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

Energy Consumption Energy Consumption Office buildings consumed more than 17 percent of the total energy used by the commercial buildings sector (Table 4). At least half of total energy, electricity, and natural gas consumed by office buildings was consumed by administrative or professional office buildings (Figure 2). Table 4. Energy Consumed by Office Buildings for Major Fuels, 2003 All Buildings Total Energy Consumption (trillion Btu) Number of Buildings (thousand) Total Floorspace (million sq. ft.) Sum of Major Fuels Electricity Natural Gas Fuel Oil District Heat All Buildings 4,859 71,658 6,523 3,559 2,100 228 636 All Non-Mall Buildings 4,645 64,783 5,820 3,037 1,928 222 634 All Office Buildings 824 12,208 1,134 719 269 18 128 Type of Office Building

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Structure, energy and cost efficiency evaluation of three different lightweight construction systems used in low-rise residential buildings  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract This article presents the analysis of the structure, energy and cost efficiency of three lightweight structural systems wood light frames (WLF), lightweight steel frames (LGSF) and 3D sandwich (3DSP) panels during their useful life. The structural systems focussed upon in this study are commonly used in Eastern Europe with specific reference to Turkey. The structural analysis and design was carried out using ETABS while EnergyPlus was used in the analysis of the energy consumption of the buildings. The results of the structural analysis of the three alternative construction systems show that 3DSP has better structural behaviour in terms of resistance against lateral loads. The thermal performance evaluation of the walls and ceilings shows that the WLF and LGSF walls have better insulation values (12.5% lower U-value) while the roof construction of the 3DSP has much better insulation performance (70% lower U-value). Moreover, the building designed with 3DSP requires 11% less energy for total heating and cooling during one year. The information for the building industry in Turkey shows that the cost of construction for 3DSP construction is 34.6% lower than for WLF and 27.7% lower than LGSF.

Sareh Naji; O?uz Cem elik; U. Johnson Alengaram; Mohd Zamin Jumaat; Shahaboddin Shamshirband

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Building Energy Code  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more...

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Building Energy Code  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

''Note: Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For...

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481

Building Energy Code  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more...

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Building Energy Standards  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more...