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High Performance Buildings Database  

DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

The High Performance Buildings Database is a shared resource for the building industry, a unique central repository of in-depth information and data on high-performance, green building projects across the United States and abroad. The database includes information on the energy use, environmental performance, design process, finances, and other aspects of each project. Members of the design and construction teams are listed, as are sources for additional information. In total, up to twelve screens of detailed information are provided for each project profile. Projects range in size from small single-family homes or tenant fit-outs within buildings to large commercial and institutional buildings and even entire campuses. The database is a data repository as well. A series of Web-based data-entry templates allows anyone to enter information about a building project into the database. Once a project has been submitted, each of the partner organizations can review the entry and choose whether or not to publish that particular project on its own Web site.

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Buildings Performance Database Overview  

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

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:Year in Review: Top Five EEREDepartmentFebruaryResistanceBuildingInteroperability LandscapeOverview

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Buildings Performance Database  

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

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Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools | Department of...  

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

Save Consumers Billions Tools EnergyPlus Whole Building Energy Simulation OpenStudio Energy Simulation Application Suite Buildings Performance Database Building Energy...

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Buildings Performance Database | Department of Energy  

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

Consumers Billions Tools EnergyPlus Whole Building Energy Simulation OpenStudio Energy Simulation Application Suite Buildings Performance Database Building Energy Software Tools...

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Buildings Performance Database Recommend Data Fields  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Buildings Performance Database Recommend Data Fields, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

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Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

LBNL-6724E Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database Claudine Y. Custodio Performance Database (BPD) includes empirically measured data from a variety of data sources with varying data quality within the database and to ensure that all database entries have sufficient data

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Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Buildings Performance Database (BPD) includes empirically measured data from a variety of data sources with varying degrees of data quality and data availability. The purpose of the data preparation process is to maintain data quality within the database and to ensure that all database entries have sufficient data for meaningful analysis and for the database API. Data preparation is a systematic process of mapping data into the Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES), cleansing data using a set of criteria and rules of thumb, and deriving values such as energy totals and dominant asset types. The data preparation process takes the most amount of effort and time therefore most of the cleansing process has been automated. The process also needs to adapt as more data is contributed to the BPD and as building technologies over time. The data preparation process is an essential step between data contributed by providers and data published to the public in the BPD.

Walter, Travis; Dunn, Laurel; Mercado, Andrea; Brown, Richard E.; Mathew, Paul

2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Buildings Performance Database Overview | Department of Energy  

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

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Buildings Performance Database...  

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

Refrigerator Standards Save Consumers Billions Tools EnergyPlus Whole Building Energy Simulation OpenStudio Energy Simulation Application Suite Buildings Performance...

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About the Buildings Performance Database | Department of Energy  

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

Refrigerator Standards Save Consumers Billions Tools EnergyPlus Whole Building Energy Simulation OpenStudio Energy Simulation Application Suite Buildings Performance...

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About the Data in Buildings Performance Database | Department...  

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

here, and summarized below. Before accepting data, information is gathered regarding the origin of the data to ensure that data is measured and that all building records...

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Building Performance Database Analysis Tools | Department of Energy  

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

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Buildings Performance Database (BPD) - 2014 BTO Peer Review | Department of  

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

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Buildings Performance Database - 2013 BTO Peer Review | Department of  

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

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About the Building Performance Database | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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Revisit of Energy Use and Technologies of High Performance Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy performance of LEED for new construction buildings:New Buildings Institute.New Buildings Institute. 2013. Buildings database, http://

Li Ph.D., Cheng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Buildings Performance Database  

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

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An overview of building morphological characteristics derived from 3D building databases.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Varying levels of urban canopy parameterizations are frequently employed in atmospheric transport and dispersion codes in order to better account for the urban effect on the meteorology and diffusion. Many of these urban parameterizations need building-related parameters as input. Derivation of these building parameters has often relied on in situ 'measurements', a time-consuming and expensive process. Recently, 3D building databases have become more common for major cities worldwide and provide the hope of a more efficient route to obtaining building statistics. In this paper, we give an overview of computations we have performed for obtaining building morphological characteristics from 3D building databases for several southwestern US cities, including Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix.

Brown, M. J. (Michael J.); Burian, S. J. (Steven J.); Linger, S. P. (Steve P.); Velugubantla, S. P. (Srinivas, P.); Ratti, Carlo

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Sustainable Building  

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

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

2008-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Sustainable Building  

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

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

2011-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Rebuilding It Better: Greensburg, Kansas, High Performance Buildings...  

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

2007-May 2009 From Tragedy to Triumph: Rebuilding Greensburg, Kansas To Be a 100% Renewable Energy City: Preprint Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database...

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Building Performance Evaluation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

carbon technologies. ? Lack of proper system commissioning and installation led to the underperformance of systems and construction defects. ? Occupants had a lack of understanding of the building sustainability features. ? ?Unplanned changes... to space usage to meet new needs? led to poor internal environmental conditions. Building Performance Evaluation ? Impact survey The impact of the programme ? Three respondents have already added BPE to their portfolio ? Twenty will do more work...

King, A.; Harris, J.; Mbentin, B.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BUILDING PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING DURING CONSTRUCTION  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 BUILDING PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING DURING CONSTRUCTION T. Michael Toole1 and Matthew Hallowell2 of building performance engineering tasks on design-bid-build projects are typically provided by entities building construction projects. Twenty four building performance engineering tasks were required

Toole, T. Michael

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Zaniolo, Carlo

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Building Performance Simulation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

technologies, integrated design, building operation andperformance,  integrated  building design and operation, Integrated  Design  and  Operation  for  Very  Low  Energy  Buildings

Hong, Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Metrics for Commercial Buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

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

2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Performance Simulation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

a future with  very low energy buildings resulting in very consumption  of  low  energy  buildings,  with  site  EUI design and operation of low energy buildings through better 

Hong, Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Better Buildings Alliance Equipment Performance Specifications...  

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

Better Buildings Alliance Equipment Performance Specifications - 2013 BTO Peer Review Commercial Buildings Integration Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's...

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Commercial & Institutional Green Building Performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Buildings Voluntary Green Building Programs: • LEED www.usgbc.org • Living Building Challenge living-future.org/lbc • Green Globes www.greenglobes.com • WELL Buildings wellbuildinginstitute.com • ENERGY STAR energystar.gov ESL-KT-14...The North Central Branch Texas Public Works Association Commercial & Institutional Green Building Performance 11.19.2014 ESL-KT-14-11-26 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Q&A Your Presenters: Chris...

Harrison, S.; Mundell,C.; Meline, K.; Kraatz,J.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Sustainable Buildings  

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

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

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High Performance Building Standards in State Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In June 2008, the governor of Oklahoma signed [http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/2007-08bills/HB/hb3394_enr.rtf HB 3394] requiring the state to develop a high-performance building certification...

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National Residential Efficiency Measures Database - Building...  

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

the housing industry to high-performance homes. These data allow for effective optimization capabilities to guide builders, researchers, HERS raters, contractors, and...

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International Building Energy eXchange (IBEX) Database  

DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

This site will help you find information on current, international projects or other activities (e.g., strategic dialogs or initiatives) related to energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings. The database includes collaborative international projects/activities funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, other U.S. federal agencies, development banks, and selected foundations and non-governmental organizations. The IBEX database enables you to learn about specific buildings-related projects of interest and who is working on them, understand the distribution of projects (e.g., geographic distribution and types of projects going forward), discover potential markets, and understand where there are research gaps and opportunities for collaboration.

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Wynkoop Building Performance Measurement: Water  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report is a summary of the water analysis performance for the Denver, Colorado Wynkoop Building. The Wynkoop Building (Figure 1) was built in 2006 as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 Headquarters intended to house over 900 occupants in the 301,292 gross square feet (248,849 rentable square feet). The building was built on a brownfield in the Lower Downtown Historic District as part of an urban redevelopment effort. The building was designed and constructed through a public-private partnership with the sustainable design elements developed jointly by General Services Administration (GSA) and EPA. That partnership is still active with all parties still engaged to optimize building operations and use the building as a Learning Laboratory. The building design achieved U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for New Construction (LEED-NC) Gold Certification in 2008 (Figure 2) and a 2008 EPA Energy Star Rating of 96 with design highlights that include: (1) Water use was designed to use 40% less than a typical design baseline. The design included low flow fixtures, waterless urinals and dual flush toilets; (2) Native and adaptive vegetation were selected to minimize the need for irrigation water for landscaping; and (3) Energy use intensity was modeled at 66.1 kBtus/gross square foot, which is 39% better than ASHRAE 90.1 1999. The Wynkoop Building water use (10 gallons/square foot) was measured at lower than industry average (15 gallons/square foot) and GSA goals (13 gallons/square foot), however, it was higher than building management expected it would be. The type of occupants and number of occupants can have a significant impact on fixture water use. The occupancy per floor varied significantly over the study time period, which added uncertainty to the data analysis. Investigation of the fixture use on the 2nd, 5th, and 7th floors identified potential for water use reduction if the flush direction of the dual-flush toilet handles was reversed. The building management retrofitted the building's toilets with handles that operated on reduced flush when pushed down (0.8 gallons) and full flush when pulled up (1.1 gallons). The water pressure on the 5th floor (< 30 psi) is less than half the pressure on the 7th floor (>80 psi). The measured water savings post-retrofit was lower on the 5th floor than the 7th floor. The differences in water pressure may have had an impact on the quantity of water used per floor. The second floor water use was examined prior to and following the toilet fixture retrofit. This floor is where conference rooms for non-building occupants are available for use, thus occupancy is highly variable. The 3-day average volume per flush event was higher post-retrofit (0.79 gallons per event), in contrast to pre-retrofit (0.57 gallons per event). There were 40% more flush events post retrofit, which impacted the findings. Water use in the third floor fitness center was also measured for a limited number of days. Because of water line accessibility, only water use on the men's side of the fitness center was measured and from that the total fitness center water use was estimated. Using the limited data collected, the fitness center shower water use is approximately 2% of the whole building water use. Overall water use in the Wynkoop Building is below the industry baseline and GSA expectations. The dual flush fixture replacement appears to have resulted in additional water savings that are expected to show a savings in the total annual water use.

Fowler, Kimberly M.; Kora, Angela R.

2012-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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A new database of residential building measures and estimated costs helps the U.S. building industry determine the most  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A new database of residential building measures and estimated costs helps the U.S. building at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed the National Residential Efficiency Measures with using various measures to improve the efficiency of residential buildings. This database offers

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Linking occupant complaints to building performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and A. -C. E. , U.S. Green Building Council. , & CharteredD.C. 28. United States Green Building Council. “Certifiedfor performance in green buildings are a good basis for

Goins, John; Moezzi, Mithra

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Performance Database | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

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High Performance Buildings Database | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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Database Supported Bacnet Data Acquisition System for Building Energy Diagnostics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) has developed a BACnet module in their co- simulation software ? Building Control Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB) [4]. The work introduced in this paper can be regarded as an extension of the work done in LBNL. Although BCVTB..., the database developed above has to be connected to a BACnet data acquisition system. BCVTB [2] is used in this study. It is a tool developed in Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL), on the basis of Ptolemy environment [7]. It has a module that leverages...

Li, Z.; Augenbroe, G.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Strategies for Affordable Housing Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II - Air Distribution Retrofit Strategies for Affordable...

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Revisit of Energy Use and Technologies of High Performance Buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Energy consumed by buildings accounts for one third of the world?s total primary energy use. Associated with the conscious of energy savings in buildings, High Performance Buildings (HPBs) has surged across the world, with wide promotion and adoption of various performance rating and certification systems. It is valuable to look into the actual energy performance of HPBs and to understand their influencing factors. To shed some light on this topic, this paper conducted a series of portfolio analysis based on a database of 51 high performance office buildings across the world. Analyses showed that the actual site Energy Use Intensity (EUI) of the 51 buildings varied by a factor of up to 11, indicating a large scale of variation of the actual energy performance of the current HPBs. Further analysis of the correlation between EUI and climate elucidated ubiquitous phenomenon of EUI scatter throughout all climate zones, implying that the weather is not a decisive factor, although important, for the actual energy consumption of an individual building. On the building size via EUI, analysis disclosed that smaller buildings have a tendency to achieving lower energy use. Even so, the correlation is not absolute since some large buildings demonstrated low energy use while some small buildings performed opposite. Concerning the technologies, statistics indicated that the application of some technologies had correlations with some specific building size and climate characteristic. However, it was still hard to pinpoint a set of technologies which was directly correlative with a group of low EUI buildings. It is concluded that no a single factor essentially determines the actual energy performance of HPBs. To deliver energy-efficient buildings, an integrated design taking account of climate, technology, occupant behavior as well as operation and maintenance should be implemented.

Li , Cheng; Hong , Tianzhen

2014-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Modeling and Access Methods for Temporal Database Management Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

implementation issues. Database systems with temporal support maintain history data on line together with current. Performance Modeling and Access Methods for Temporal Database Management Systems TR86-018 August. #12;Performance Modeling and Access Methods for Temporal Database Management Systems by Ilsoo Ahn

North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

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A Methodology Database System Performance Evaluation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Corporation VAX 11 product line. The relational database systems/machines that are currently available for the VAX include the IDM 500 database machine, INGRES, INFORMEX, MISTRESS, ORACLE, RIM, and UNIFY. A user

Liblit, Ben

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II - Compact Buried Ducts Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II - Compact Buried...

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies...  

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

High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction The webinar is the...

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[ HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING STANDARD] STATE OF MONTANA HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING STANDARDS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

[ HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING STANDARD] PART 2 HPBS STATE OF MONTANA HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING. These High Performance Building Standards are promulgated to implement the directives established in SB 49 which amended Section 17-7-201, MCA. B. These High Performance Building Standards were adopted on June 1

Dyer, Bill

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Aerodynamic Loads on Tall Buildings: Interactive Database Yin Zhou. M.ASCE1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Aerodynamic Loads on Tall Buildings: Interactive Database Yin Zhou. M.ASCE1 ; Tracy Kijewski, S database of aerodynamic loads is presented, which can be accessed by any user with Microsoft Explorer, the nondimensional aerodynamic loads can be used to compute the wind-induced response of tall buildings

Kareem, Ahsan

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Project materials [Commercial High Performance Buildings Project  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Consortium for High Performance Buildings (ChiPB) is an outgrowth of DOE'S Commercial Whole Buildings Roadmapping initiatives. It is a team-driven public/private partnership that seeks to enable and demonstrate the benefit of buildings that are designed, built and operated to be energy efficient, environmentally sustainable, superior quality, and cost effective.

None

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Kohta Ueno, Building Science Corporation. Kohta will discuss BSC's research on ductless heat pumps versus mini-splits being used in high performance (high R value enclosurelow...

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning...  

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

II - Design Options for Locating Ducts within Conditioned Space Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II - Design Options for Locating Ducts...

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction - August 13, 2014 - Cladding Attachment Over Thick Exterior Rigid Insulation Building America Webinar:...

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Behavioral Change and Building Performance: Strategies for Significant...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Behavioral Change and Building Performance: Strategies for Significant, Persistent, and Measurable Institutional Change Behavioral Change and Building Performance: Strategies for...

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High-Performance Building Requirements for State Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In March 2008, South Dakota enacted legislation mandating the use of high-performance building standards in new state construction and renovations. This policy requires that new and renovated state...

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Using Building Commissioning to Improve Performance in State Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Using the commissioning process, states are beginning to improve and optimize their existing building stock as well as ensure that their new construction projects perform according to design. This paper reports on the progress a number of states...

Haasl, T.; Wilkinson, R.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SEPEMO-Build SEasonal PErformance MOnitoring  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

· Etten-Leur is to achieve energy-neutral building for new developments by 2020. · Schoenmakershoek and energy-neutral development · From the onset of the project heat pumps are an integral part of this visionSEPEMO-Build SEasonal PErformance MOnitoring Roger Nordman, roger.nordman@sp.se SP Sveriges

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Improved Building Performance Through Effective Communication & Training  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

IMPROVED BUILDING PERFORMANCE THROUGH EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION & TRAINING Rick Bates Project Manager Environmental Education Foundation Gilbert, AZ ABSTRACT This paper describes the procedures involved in the development of a... variety of stake holders with respect to “Best Practices” for improved indoor air quality during the design, construction, operation and maintenance of commercial, educational, institutional, and large residential buildings. Specific training...

Bates, R.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Building Partners Catalyze High Performance Buildings Across the Nation  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

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

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Energy Consumption Database Management System of Existing Large Public Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The statistic data of energy consumption are the base of analyzing energy consumption. The scientific management method of energy consumption data and the development of database management system plays an important role in building energy...

Li, Y.; Zhang, J.; Sun, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

62

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

Energy Savers [EERE]

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

63

Learning from Buildings: Technologies for Measuring, Benchmarking, and Improving Performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and P. Price, 2009. “Building Energy Information Systems:2011. Learning from buildings: technologies for measuring,Information to Improve Building Performance: A Study of

Arens, Edward; Brager, Gail; Goins, John; Lehrer, David

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

64

NIST BUILDING SCIENCE SERIES 180 Database-Assisted Design for Wind  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

climatological information on extreme wind speeds and their direction-dependence can be used in conjunction; aerodynamics; extreme winds; database-assisted design; structural dynamics; wind directionality; wind forcesNIST BUILDING SCIENCE SERIES 180 Database-Assisted Design for Wind: Concepts, Software

65

Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings...  

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

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

66

Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance - Building America Top...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance - Building America Top Innovation Tankless Gas Water Heater Performance - Building America Top Innovation This photo shows a hot water heater...

67

Building America Webinar: High-Performance Enclosure Strategies...  

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

Building America Webinar: High-Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part I: Unvented Roof Systems and Innovative Advanced Framing Strategies Building America Webinar: High-Performance...

68

High-performance commercial building systems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report summarizes key technical accomplishments resulting from the three year PIER-funded R&D program, ''High Performance Commercial Building Systems'' (HPCBS). The program targets the commercial building sector in California, an end-use sector that accounts for about one-third of all California electricity consumption and an even larger fraction of peak demand, at a cost of over $10B/year. Commercial buildings also have a major impact on occupant health, comfort and productivity. Building design and operations practices that influence energy use are deeply engrained in a fragmented, risk-averse industry that is slow to change. Although California's aggressive standards efforts have resulted in new buildings designed to use less energy than those constructed 20 years ago, the actual savings realized are still well below technical and economic potentials. The broad goal of this program is to develop and deploy a set of energy-saving technologies, strategies, and techniques, and improve processes for designing, commissioning, and operating commercial buildings, while improving health, comfort, and performance of occupants, all in a manner consistent with sound economic investment practices. Results are to be broadly applicable to the commercial sector for different building sizes and types, e.g. offices and schools, for different classes of ownership, both public and private, and for owner-occupied as well as speculative buildings. The program aims to facilitate significant electricity use savings in the California commercial sector by 2015, while assuring that these savings are affordable and promote high quality indoor environments. The five linked technical program elements contain 14 projects with 41 distinct R&D tasks. Collectively they form a comprehensive Research, Development, and Demonstration (RD&D) program with the potential to capture large savings in the commercial building sector, providing significant economic benefits to building owners and health and performance benefits to occupants. At the same time this program can strengthen the growing energy efficiency industry in California by providing new jobs and growth opportunities for companies providing the technology, systems, software, design, and building services to the commercial sector. The broad objectives across all five program elements were: (1) To develop and deploy an integrated set of tools and techniques to support the design and operation of energy-efficient commercial buildings; (2) To develop open software specifications for a building data model that will support the interoperability of these tools throughout the building life-cycle; (3) To create new technology options (hardware and controls) for substantially reducing controllable lighting, envelope, and cooling loads in buildings; (4) To create and implement a new generation of diagnostic techniques so that commissioning and efficient building operations can be accomplished reliably and cost effectively and provide sustained energy savings; (5) To enhance the health, comfort and performance of building occupants. (6) To provide the information technology infrastructure for owners to minimize their energy costs and manage their energy information in a manner that creates added value for their buildings as the commercial sector transitions to an era of deregulated utility markets, distributed generation, and changing business practices. Our ultimate goal is for our R&D effort to have measurable market impact. This requires that the research tasks be carried out with a variety of connections to key market actors or trends so that they are recognized as relevant and useful and can be adopted by expected users. While some of this activity is directly integrated into our research tasks, the handoff from ''market-connected R&D'' to ''field deployment'' is still an art as well as a science and in many areas requires resources and a timeframe well beyond the scope of this PIER research program. The TAGs, PAC and other industry partners have assisted directly in this effort

Selkowitz, Stephen

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

Gray: Introduction 1 Database and Transaction Processing Performance Handbook  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

are often used in this way as a rough estimate of the relative system performance because the cost/performance metrics for database systems and transaction processing systems. Each benchmark tries to answer with the lowest cost-of-ownership". Cost-of-ownership includes project risks, programming costs, operations costs

Narasayya, Vivek

70

Integrating advanced facades into high performance buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Glass is a remarkable material but its functionality is significantly enhanced when it is processed or altered to provide added intrinsic capabilities. The overall performance of glass elements in a building can be further enhanced when they are designed to be part of a complete facade system. Finally the facade system delivers the greatest performance to the building owner and occupants when it becomes an essential element of a fully integrated building design. This presentation examines the growing interest in incorporating advanced glazing elements into more comprehensive facade and building systems in a manner that increases comfort, productivity and amenity for occupants, reduces operating costs for building owners, and contributes to improving the health of the planet by reducing overall energy use and negative environmental impacts. We explore the role of glazing systems in dynamic and responsive facades that provide the following functionality: Enhanced sun protection and cooling load control while improving thermal comfort and providing most of the light needed with daylighting; Enhanced air quality and reduced cooling loads using natural ventilation schemes employing the facade as an active air control element; Reduced operating costs by minimizing lighting, cooling and heating energy use by optimizing the daylighting-thermal tradeoffs; Net positive contributions to the energy balance of the building using integrated photovoltaic systems; Improved indoor environments leading to enhanced occupant health, comfort and performance. In addressing these issues facade system solutions must, of course, respect the constraints of latitude, location, solar orientation, acoustics, earthquake and fire safety, etc. Since climate and occupant needs are dynamic variables, in a high performance building the facade solution have the capacity to respond and adapt to these variable exterior conditions and to changing occupant needs. This responsive performance capability can also offer solutions to building owners where reliable access to the electric grid is a challenge, in both less-developed countries and in industrialized countries where electric generating capacity has not kept pace with growth. We find that when properly designed and executed as part of a complete building solution, advanced facades can provide solutions to many of these challenges in building design today.

Selkowitz, Stephen E.

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-performance commercial building facades  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This study focuses on advanced building facades that use daylighting, sun control, ventilation systems, and dynamic systems. A quick perusal of the leading architectural magazines, or a discussion in most architectural firms today will eventually lead to mention of some of the innovative new buildings that are being constructed with all-glass facades. Most of these buildings are appearing in Europe, although interestingly U.S. A/E firms often have a leading role in their design. This ''emerging technology'' of heavily glazed fagades is often associated with buildings whose design goals include energy efficiency, sustainability, and a ''green'' image. While there are a number of new books on the subject with impressive photos and drawings, there is little critical examination of the actual performance of such buildings, and a generally poor understanding as to whether they achieve their performance goals, or even what those goals might be. Even if the building ''works'' it is often dangerous to take a design solution from one climate and location and transport it to a new one without a good causal understanding of how the systems work. In addition, there is a wide range of existing and emerging glazing and fenestration technologies in use in these buildings, many of which break new ground with respect to innovative structural use of glass. It is unclear as to how well many of these designs would work as currently formulated in California locations dominated by intense sunlight and seismic events. Finally, the costs of these systems are higher than normal facades, but claims of energy and productivity savings are used to justify some of them. Once again these claims, while plausible, are largely unsupported. There have been major advances in glazing and facade technology over the past 30 years and we expect to see continued innovation and product development. It is critical in this process to be able to understand which performance goals are being met by current technology and design solutions, and which ones need further development and refinement. The primary goal of this study is to clarify the state-of-the-art of the performance of advanced building facades so that California building owners and designers can make informed decisions as to the value of these building concepts in meeting design goals for energy efficiency, ventilation, productivity and sustainability.

Lee, Eleanor; Selkowitz, Stephen; Bazjanac, Vladimir; Inkarojrit, Vorapat; Kohler, Christian

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

72

Hybrid Model of Existing Buildings for Transient Thermal Performance Estimation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Building level energy models are important to provide accurate prediction of energy consumption for building performance diagnosis and energy efficiency assessment of retrofitting alternatives for building performance upgrading. Simplified...

Xu, X.; Wang, S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

Object-Oriented Database for Managing Building Modeling Components and Metadata: Preprint  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Building simulation enables users to explore and evaluate multiple building designs. When tools for optimization, parametrics, and uncertainty analysis are combined with analysis engines, the sheer number of discrete simulation datasets makes it difficult to keep track of the inputs. The integrity of the input data is critical to designers, engineers, and researchers for code compliance, validation, and building commissioning long after the simulations are finished. This paper discusses an application that stores inputs needed for building energy modeling in a searchable, indexable, flexible, and scalable database to help address the problem of managing simulation input data.

Long, N.; Fleming, K.; Brackney, L.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

74

High-Performance Secure Database Access Technologies for HEP Grids  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN Laboratory will become the largest scientific instrument in the world when it starts operations in 2007. Large Scale Analysis Computer Systems (computational grids) are required to extract rare signals of new physics from petabytes of LHC detector data. In addition to file-based event data, LHC data processing applications require access to large amounts of data in relational databases: detector conditions, calibrations, etc. U.S. high energy physicists demand efficient performance of grid computing applications in LHC physics research where world-wide remote participation is vital to their success. To empower physicists with data-intensive analysis capabilities a whole hyperinfrastructure of distributed databases cross-cuts a multi-tier hierarchy of computational grids. The crosscutting allows separation of concerns across both the global environment of a federation of computational grids and the local environment of a physicist’s computer used for analysis. Very few efforts are on-going in the area of database and grid integration research. Most of these are outside of the U.S. and rely on traditional approaches to secure database access via an extraneous security layer separate from the database system core, preventing efficient data transfers. Our findings are shared by the Database Access and Integration Services Working Group of the Global Grid Forum, who states that "Research and development activities relating to the Grid have generally focused on applications where data is stored in files. However, in many scientific and commercial domains, database management systems have a central role in data storage, access, organization, authorization, etc, for numerous applications.” There is a clear opportunity for a technological breakthrough, requiring innovative steps to provide high-performance secure database access technologies for grid computing. We believe that an innovative database architecture where the secure authorization is pushed into the database engine will eliminate inefficient data transfer bottlenecks. Furthermore, traditionally separated database and security layers provide an extra vulnerability, leaving a weak clear-text password authorization as the only protection on the database core systems. Due to the legacy limitations of the systems’ security models, the allowed passwords often can not even comply with the DOE password guideline requirements. We see an opportunity for the tight integration of the secure authorization layer with the database server engine resulting in both improved performance and improved security. Phase I has focused on the development of a proof-of-concept prototype using Argonne National Laboratory’s (ANL) Argonne Tandem-Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS) project as a test scenario. By developing a grid-security enabled version of the ATLAS project’s current relation database solution, MySQL, PIOCON Technologies aims to offer a more efficient solution to secure database access.

Matthew Vranicar; John Weicher

2006-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

75

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

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 9.4 High Performance Buildings  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

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Building America Performance Analysis Procedures: Revision 1  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

To measure progress toward multi-year Building America research goals, cost and performance trade-offs are evaluated through a series of controlled field and laboratory experiments supported by energy analysis techniques that use test data to''calibrate'' energy simulation models. This report summarizes the guidelines for reporting such analytical results using the Building America Research Benchmark (Version 3.1) in studies that also include consideration of current Regional and Builder Standard Practice. Version 3.1 of the Benchmark is generally consistent with the 1999 Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Reference Home, with additions that allow evaluation of all home energy uses.

Hendron, R.; Anderson, R.; Judkoff, R.; Christensen, C.; Eastment, M.; Norton, P.; Reeves, P.; Hancock, E.

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

Downsizing a database platform for increased performance and decreased costs  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Technological advances in the world of microcomputers have brought forth affordable systems and powerful software than can compete with the more traditional world of minicomputers. This paper describes an effort at Sandia National Laboratories to decrease operational and maintenance costs and increase performance by moving a database system from a minicomputer to a microcomputer.

Miller, M.M.; Tolendino, L.F.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Data Visualization for Quality-Check Purposes of Monitored Electricity Consumption in All Office Buildings in the ESL Database  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This report comprises an effort to visualize the monitored electricity consumption in all office buildings (not including the office buildings comprising other functions as classrooms and laboratories, for instance) in the ESL database. This data...

Sreshthaputra, A.; Abushakra, B.; Haberl, J. S.; Claridge, D. E.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to...

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Rating the energy performance of buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Olofsson, Thomas; Meier, Alan; Lamberts, Roberto

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance  

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

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-UpHeatMulti-Dimensional Subject:Ground Hawaii HIGH PERFORMANCE and SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS

83

Extending ER Models to Capture Database Transformations to Build Data Sets for Data Mining  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

transformation tables in abstract form can be useful not only for optimizing the generation of new data sets stages of data transformation, mathematical functions and the powerful SQL CASE statement, which doesExtending ER Models to Capture Database Transformations to Build Data Sets for Data Mining Carlos

Ordonez, Carlos

84

Attributes of the Federal Energy Management Program's Federal Site Building Characteristics Database  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Typically, the Federal building stock is referred to as a group of about one-half million buildings throughout the United States. Additional information beyond this level is generally limited to distribution of that total by agency and maybe distribution of the total by state. However, additional characterization of the Federal building stock is required as the Federal sector seeks ways to implement efficiency projects to reduce energy and water use intensity as mandated by legislation and Executive Order. Using a Federal facility database that was assembled for use in a geographic information system tool, additional characterization of the Federal building stock is provided including information regarding the geographical distribution of sites, building counts and percentage of total by agency, distribution of sites and building totals by agency, distribution of building count and floor space by Federal building type classification by agency, and rank ordering of sites, buildings, and floor space by state. A case study is provided regarding how the building stock has changed for the Department of Energy from 2000 through 2008.

Loper, Susan A.; Sandusky, William F.

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

85

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Gubelstrasse 22 CH-6301 Zug 00 41 41/ 7 24 55 60 wirth.ulrich@siemens.com European Union Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and The impact of Building Automation on Energy Efficiency Buildings account for 40 percent of global energy... building automation and control and technical building management based on the same may provide a demonstrable contribution to EU savings goals of 20 percent by 2020. The goal of European Directive 2002/91/EC on the total energy efficiency of buildings...

Wirth, U.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Action-Oriented Benchmarking: Using the CEUS Database to Benchmark Commercial Buildings in California  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The 2006 Commercial End Use Survey (CEUS) database developed by the California Energy Commission is a far richer source of energy end-use data for non-residential buildings than has previously been available and opens the possibility of creating new and more powerful energy benchmarking processes and tools. In this article--Part 2 of a two-part series--we describe the methodology and selected results from an action-oriented benchmarking approach using the new CEUS database. This approach goes beyond whole-building energy benchmarking to more advanced end-use and component-level benchmarking that enables users to identify and prioritize specific energy efficiency opportunities - an improvement on benchmarking tools typically in use today.

Mathew, Paul; Mills, Evan; Bourassa, Norman; Brook, Martha

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Standard Energy Efficiency Database Platform - 2013 BTO Peer...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

More Documents & Publications Buildings Performance Database - 2013 BTO Peer Review Commercial Buildings Integration Program Overview - 2013 BTO Peer Review Future Funding:...

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THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS AND BUILDING ENVELOPE SYSTEMS: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

dynamic test methods for envelope thermal performance whichtransieu~ thermal behavior of building envelopes, and theof dynamic thermal performance, of layered envelope construe

Carroll, William L.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Green Building Performance Evaluation in the United States: Measured Results from LEED- New Construction Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of energy bills and brief descriptions of actual building use from owners, plus modeled energy usage information from the U.S. Green Buildings Council‘s (USGBC) LEED submittal files. The actual building performance was viewed through several whole-building...

Hewitt, D.; Turner, C.; Frankel, M.

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Buildings Database  

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

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91

Linking occupant complaints to building performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

managers. One work order management software providerof sprawl. Building management works very hard to make uswork of building operators, but certainly managing complaints does not necessarily coincide with ideal management

Goins, John; Moezzi, Mithra

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

High Performance Building Standards in New State Construction  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In January 2008, New Jersey enacted legislation mandating the use of high performance green building standards in new state construction. The standard requires that new buildings larger than 15...

93

Procedure for Measuring and Reporting Commercial Building Energy Performance  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This procedure is intended to provide a standard method for measuring and characterizing the energy performance of commercial buildings. The procedure determines the energy consumption, electrical energy demand, and on-site energy production in existing commercial buildings of all types. The performance metrics determined here may be compared against benchmarks to evaluate performance and verify that performance targets have been achieved.

Barley, D.; Deru, M.; Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scaling Semantic Graph Databases in Size and Performance  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In this paper we present SGEM, a full software system for accelerating large-scale semantic graph databases on commodity clusters. Unlike current approaches, SGEM addresses semantic graph databases by only employing graph methods at all the levels of the stack. On one hand, this allows exploiting the space efficiency of graph data structures and the inherent parallelism of graph algorithms. These features adapt well to the increasing system memory and core counts of modern commodity clusters. On the other hand, however, these systems are optimized for regular computation and batched data transfers, while graph methods usually are irregular and generate fine-grained data accesses with poor spatial and temporal locality. Our framework comprises a SPARQL to data parallel C compiler, a library of parallel graph methods and a custom, multithreaded runtime system. We introduce our stack, motivate its advantages with respect to other solutions and show how we solved the challenges posed by irregular behaviors. We present the result of our software stack on the Berlin SPARQL benchmarks with datasets up to 10 billion triples (a triple corresponds to a graph edge), demonstrating scaling in dataset size and in performance as more nodes are added to the cluster.

Morari, Alessandro; Castellana, Vito G.; Villa, Oreste; Tumeo, Antonino; Weaver, Jesse R.; Haglin, David J.; Choudhury, Sutanay; Feo, John T.

2014-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Building Performance at Urban Scale with a Framework for  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to reduce energy use in neighboring buildings by providing three components: a database for accessing past and present weather data from high quality weather stations; a network for communicating energy- saving Energy Technologies Division June 2013 This work was supported by the Assistant Secretary for Energy

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The SACADA database for human reliability and human performance  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Lack of appropriate and sufficient human performance data has been identified as a key factor affecting human reliability analysis (HRA) quality especially in the estimation of human error probability (HEP). The Scenario Authoring, Characterization, and Debriefing Application (SACADA) database was developed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to address this data need. An agreement between NRC and the South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company (STPNOC) was established to support the SACADA development with aims to make the SACADA tool suitable for implementation in the nuclear power plants' operator training program to collect operator performance information. The collected data would support the STPNOC's operator training program and be shared with the NRC for improving HRA quality. This paper discusses the SACADA data taxonomy, the theoretical foundation, the prospective data to be generated from the SACADA raw data to inform human reliability and human performance, and the considerations on the use of simulator data for HRA. Each SACADA data point consists of two information segments: context and performance results. Context is a characterization of the performance challenges to task success. The performance results are the results of performing the task. The data taxonomy uses a macrocognitive functions model for the framework. At a high level, information is classified according to the macrocognitive functions of detecting the plant abnormality, understanding the abnormality, deciding the response plan, executing the response plan, and team related aspects (i.e., communication, teamwork, and supervision). The data are expected to be useful for analyzing the relations between context, error modes and error causes in human performance.

Y. James Chang; Dennis Bley; Lawrence Criscione; Barry Kirwan; Ali Mosleh; Todd Madary; Rodney Nowell; Robert Richards; Emilie M. Roth; Scott Sieben; Antonios Zoulis

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Building Performance Database |  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database |  

Energy Savers [EERE]

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Buildings Performance Database - Datasets - OpenEI Datasets  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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Buildings Performance Database Recommended Data Fields | Department of  

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

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Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database  

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

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 9.4 High Performance Buildings  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

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Developing Performance-Based Policies for Commercial Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The State & Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) recently released a report, Greater Energy Savings through Building Energy Performance Policy: Four Leading Policy and Program...

104

New Jersey SmartStart Buildings- Pay for Performance Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The New Jersey Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) offers the Pay for Performance incentive program for energy efficiency improvements in industrial, commercial, and multi-family residential buildings....

105

WM2014 Conference - Building the Community of Practice for Performance...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

WM2014 Conference - Building the Community of Practice for Performance and Risk Assessment in Support of Risk-Informed Environmental Management Decisions WM2014 Conference -...

106

Buildings Energy Data Book: 9.4 High Performance Buildings  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 9.4 High Performance Buildings  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

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

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

109

Home Energy Ratings and Building Performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

climate as they affect the rating score of a proposed or completed structure. The rating is used to determine the most cost effective mechanical systems, building envelope design including window and door types, effect of various roofing materials...

Gardner, J.C.

110

Salt Lake City- High Performance Buildings Requirement  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Salt Lake City's mayor issued an executive order in July 2005 requiring that all public buildings owned and controlled by the city be built or renovated to meet the requirements of LEED "silver"...

111

Evaluating the performance of passive-solar-heated buildings  

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Methods of evaluating the thermal performance of passive-solar buildings are reviewed. Instrumentation and data logging requirements are outlined. Various methodologies that have been used to develop an energy balance for the building and various performance measures are discussed. Methods for quantifying comfort are described. Subsystem and other special-purpose monitoring are briefly reviewed. Summary results are given for 38 buildings that have been monitored.

Balcomb, J.D.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Commissioning tools for life-cycle building performance assurance  

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This paper discusses information systems for building life-cycle performance analysis and the use of computer-based commissioning tools within this context. There are many reasons why buildings do not perform in practice as well as intended at the design stage. One reason is the lack of commissioning. A second reason is that design intent is not well documented, and performance targets for building components and systems are not well specified. Thus, criteria for defining verification and functional tests is unclear. A third reason is that critical information is often lost throughout the building life-cycle, which causes problems such as misunderstanding of operational characteristics and sequences and reduced overall performance. The life-cycle building performance analysis tools project discussed in this paper are focused on chillers and cooling systems.

Piette, M.A. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Energy and Environment Div.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Buildings Performance Metrics Terminology | Department of Energy  

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

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114

Re-Assessing Green Building Performance: A Post Occupancy Evaluation of 22 GSA Buildings  

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2nd report on the performance of GSA's sustainably designed buildings. The purpose of this study was to provide an overview of measured whole building performance as it compares to GSA and industry baselines. The PNNL research team found the data analysis illuminated strengths and weaknesses of individual buildings as well as the portfolio of buildings. This section includes summary data, observations that cross multiple performance metrics, discussion of lessons learned from this research, and opportunities for future research. The summary of annual data for each of the performance metrics is provided in Table 25. The data represent 1 year of measurements and are not associated with any specific design features or strategies. Where available, multiple years of data were examined and there were minimal significant differences between the years. Individually focused post occupancy evaluation (POEs) would allow for more detailed analysis of the buildings. Examining building performance over multiple years could potentially offer a useful diagnostic tool for identifying building operations that are in need of operational changes. Investigating what the connection is between the building performance and the design intent would offer potential design guidance and possible insight into building operation strategies. The 'aggregate operating cost' metric used in this study represents the costs that were available for developing a comparative industry baseline for office buildings. The costs include water utilities, energy utilities, general maintenance, grounds maintenance, waste and recycling, and janitorial costs. Three of the buildings that cost more than the baseline in Figure 45 have higher maintenance costs than the baseline, and one has higher energy costs. Given the volume of data collected and analyzed for this study, the inevitable request is for a simple answer with respect to sustainably designed building performance. As previously stated, compiling the individual building values into single metrics is not statistically valid given the small number of buildings, but it has been done to provide a cursory view of this portfolio of sustainably designed buildings. For all metrics except recycling cost per rentable square foot and CBE survey response rate, the averaged building performance was better than the baseline for the GSA buildings in this study.

Fowler, Kimberly M.; Rauch, Emily M.; Henderson, Jordan W.; Kora, Angela R.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

THERMAL BUILDING PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION USING SPATIAL ARCHETYPES  

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is spent for heating and cooling systems, see Figure 1.2. Figure 1.1 Primary energy consumption by sector, 1970-2020 in quadrillion Btu (EIA, 2001) Figure 1.2 Residential Primary Energy Consumption by end use encouragement, love and support #12;1 CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1. Energy Consumption Energy conscious building

Papalambros, Panos

116

Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning...  

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

EST The webinar will continue our series on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits. Presenters and specific...

117

High-performance commercial building systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

IAQ, with possible improvements in attendance, health and learning in schools and performance and productivity

Selkowitz, Stephen

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Guide for High-Performance Buildings Available  

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This article is an overview of the new "Sustainable, High-Performance Operations and Maintenance" guidelines.

Bartlett, Rosemarie

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Groundbreaking High-Performance Building Districts  

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organizations and governments Business stakeholders 2030 Districts are business models for urban sustainability through collaboration, leveraged financing, and shared resources. ESL-KT-14-11-28 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas.... ? Understand the basics functions of a 2030 District. ? Recognize that the 2030 District process will produce a healthier and more productive building. ? Be able to apply the available resources. ? Be able to utilize the resources to produce more efficient...

Jordan, J.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Confortable Performance: Retro-Commissioning Building Operations  

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troubleshooting ? New controls strategies ? Equipment schedule optimization ? Comfort improvements 7 ESL-IC-13-10-07 Proceedings of the 13th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Montreal, Quebec, October 8-11, 2013 Tools ? Actuator... Operations, Montreal, Quebec, October 8-11, 2013 Example 1 ? Problem ? Monday morning ?too cold? complaints ? Solution ? Heating system start-up on Sunday at 2:00pm ? RCx Investigation ? Tenant MAU running 24x7 with no heat (space temperature...

Botan, L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

A Bayesian Approach to Online Performance Modeling for Database Appliances using Gaussian Models  

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agreements (SLAs) and to maintain peak performance for database management systems (DBMS), database, and resource provisioning. Accurately predicting response times of DBMS queries is necessary for a DBA an efficient and highly ac- curate online DBMS performance model that is robust in the face of changing

Waterloo, University of

122

A Bayesian Approach to Online Performance Modeling for Database Appliances using Gaussian Models  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

- tain peak performance for database management systems (DBMS), database administrators (DBAs) need. Accurately predicting response times of DBMS queries is necessary for a DBA to effectively achieve and highly accurate online DBMS performance model that is robust in the face of changing workloads, data

Aboulnaga, Ashraf

123

High-Performance Buildings – Value, Messaging, Financial and Policy Mechanisms  

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At the request of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, an in-depth analysis of the rapidly evolving state of real estate investments, high-performance building technology, and interest in efficiency was conducted by HaydenTanner, LLC, for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Program. The analysis objectives were • to evaluate the link between high-performance buildings and their market value • to identify core messaging to motivate owners, investors, financiers, and others in the real estate sector to appropriately value and deploy high-performance strategies and technologies across new and existing buildings • to summarize financial mechanisms that facilitate increased investment in these buildings. To meet these objectives, work consisted of a literature review of relevant writings, examination of existing and emergent financial and policy mechanisms, interviews with industry stakeholders, and an evaluation of the value implications through financial modeling. This report documents the analysis methodology and findings, conclusion and recommendations. Its intent is to support and inform the DOE Building Technologies Program on policy and program planning for the financing of high-performance new buildings and building retrofit projects.

McCabe, Molly

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

124

High Performance Commercial Building Systems William L. Carroll  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program of the U.S. Department of Energy underHigh Performance Commercial Building Systems William L. Carroll Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley.2 ­ Retrofit Tools Task 2 HPBCS E2P2.2T3 LBNL - 57775 California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy

125

EIS-0061: Energy Performance Standards for New Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Conservation and Solar Energy prepared this statement to assess the environmental and socioeconomic implications of implementing the Energy Performance Standard for new buildings, as mandated by Congress in Section 305 of the Energy Conservation Standards for New Buildings Ac t of 1976.

126

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

performance,” or “energy efficient” design. This approach isstandards for the design of energy efficient buildings (standards for the design of energy efficient buildings (e.g.

Konis, Kyle Stas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning...  

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

3:00PM to 4:30PM EDT The webinar will focus on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits. Presenters and specific...

128

Energy-Performance-Based Design-Build Process: Strategies for Procuring High-Performance Buildings on Typical Construction Budgets: Preprint  

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NREL experienced a significant increase in employees and facilities on our 327-acre main campus in Golden, Colorado over the past five years. To support this growth, researchers developed and demonstrated a new building acquisition method that successfully integrates energy efficiency requirements into the design-build requests for proposals and contracts. We piloted this energy performance based design-build process with our first new construction project in 2008. We have since replicated and evolved the process for large office buildings, a smart grid research laboratory, a supercomputer, a parking structure, and a cafeteria. Each project incorporated aggressive efficiency strategies using contractual energy use requirements in the design-build contracts, all on typical construction budgets. We have found that when energy efficiency is a core project requirement as defined at the beginning of a project, innovative design-build teams can integrate the most cost effective and high performance efficiency strategies on typical construction budgets. When the design-build contract includes measurable energy requirements and is set up to incentivize design-build teams to focus on achieving high performance in actual operations, owners can now expect their facilities to perform. As NREL completed the new construction in 2013, we have documented our best practices in training materials and a how-to guide so that other owners and owner's representatives can replicate our successes and learn from our experiences in attaining market viable, world-class energy performance in the built environment.

Scheib, J.; Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Duct thermal performance models for large commercial buildings  

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Despite the potential for significant energy savings by reducing duct leakage or other thermal losses from duct systems in large commercial buildings, California Title 24 has no provisions to credit energy-efficient duct systems in these buildings. A substantial reason is the lack of readily available simulation tools to demonstrate the energy-saving benefits associated with efficient duct systems in large commercial buildings. The overall goal of the Efficient Distribution Systems (EDS) project within the PIER High Performance Commercial Building Systems Program is to bridge the gaps in current duct thermal performance modeling capabilities, and to expand our understanding of duct thermal performance in California large commercial buildings. As steps toward this goal, our strategy in the EDS project involves two parts: (1) developing a whole-building energy simulation approach for analyzing duct thermal performance in large commercial buildings, and (2) using the tool to identify the energy impacts of duct leakage in California large commercial buildings, in support of future recommendations to address duct performance in the Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards for Nonresidential Buildings. The specific technical objectives for the EDS project were to: (1) Identify a near-term whole-building energy simulation approach that can be used in the impacts analysis task of this project (see Objective 3), with little or no modification. A secondary objective is to recommend how to proceed with long-term development of an improved compliance tool for Title 24 that addresses duct thermal performance. (2) Develop an Alternative Calculation Method (ACM) change proposal to include a new metric for thermal distribution system efficiency in the reporting requirements for the 2005 Title 24 Standards. The metric will facilitate future comparisons of different system types using a common ''yardstick''. (3) Using the selected near-term simulation approach, assess the impacts of duct system improvements in California large commercial buildings, over a range of building vintages and climates. This assessment will provide a solid foundation for future efforts that address the energy efficiency of large commercial duct systems in Title 24. This report describes our work to address Objective 1, which includes a review of past modeling efforts related to duct thermal performance, and recommends near- and long-term modeling approaches for analyzing duct thermal performance in large commercial buildings.

Wray, Craig P.

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

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

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

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

2005-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

131

Howard County- High Performance and Green Building Property Tax Credits  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The state of Maryland permits local governments (Md Code: Property Tax § 9-242) to offer property tax credits for high performance buildings and energy conservation devices (Md Code: Property Tax §...

132

Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes  

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

Technologies Office eere.energy.gov To Get to NZE Ready Homes... 1. High Efficiency - Thermal Enclosure ("Envelope") - Low-Load HVAC - Efficient Components 2. High Performance...

133

Furnace Blower Performance Improvements - Building America Top...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

efficiencies of only 10%-15%. Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) garnered a 2013 Top Innovation award for their work on evaluating the performance of...

134

Cooling Performance Assessment of Building America Homes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

nine homes in three climate regions. Data from potential zero energy homes and minimum code homes provide upper and lower performance bounds. Comparisons are based on regression analysis of daily cooling energy per 1,000 square foot of floor area... and construction and with cooling equipment of varying efficiency. Plotting such data on a common graph required generalizations that limit the ability to make direct house to house comparisons, but instead provides a broad assessment of cooling performance...

Chasar, D.; Chandra, S.; Parker, D.; Sherwin, J.; Beal, D.; Hoak, D.; Moyer, N.; McIlvaine, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Methodology for Rating a Building's Overall Performance based on the ASHRAE/CIBSE/USGBC Performance Measurement Protocols for Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

METHODOLOGY FOR RATING A BUILDING?S OVERALL PERFORMANCE BASED ON THE ASHRAE/CIBSE/USGBC PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT PROTOCOLS FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS A Dissertation by HYOJIN KIM Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M... Bruner of the Texas A&M University Utilities and Energy Management Energy Office for his essential support that allowed me to launch my study at the case-study site; and to Mr. Tony Tasillo of the Texas Engineering Extension Service for his invaluable...

Kim, Hyojin 1981-

2012-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

136

Building Confidence in LLW Performance Assessments - 13386  

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The performance assessment process and incorporated input assumptions for four active and one planned DOE disposal sites were analyzed using a systems approach. The sites selected were the Savannah River E-Area Slit and Engineered Trenches, Hanford Integrated Disposal Facility, Idaho Radioactive Waste Management Complex, Oak Ridge Environmental Management Waste Management Facility, and Nevada National Security Site Area 5. Each disposal facility evaluation incorporated three overall system components (1) site characteristics (climate, geology, geochemistry, etc.), (2) waste properties (waste form and package), and (3) engineered barrier designs (cover system, liner system). Site conceptual models were also analyzed to identity the main risk drivers and risk insights controlling performance for each disposal facility. (authors)

Rustick, Joseph H.; Kosson, David S.; Krahn, Steven L.; Clarke, James H. [Vanderbilt University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, Nashville, Tennessee, 37235 (United States)] [Vanderbilt University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, Nashville, Tennessee, 37235 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

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

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

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

138

High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance  

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

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarly Career Scientists'Montana.ProgramJulietip sheetK-4In 2013 many| Department HIGH PERFORMANCE and

139

HPCBSHigh Performance Commercial Building Systems Amanda Potter, Hannah Friedman and Tudi Haasl,  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

HPCBSHigh Performance Commercial Building Systems Amanda Potter, Hannah Friedman and Tudi Haasl commercial building energy use. Although the success and cost-effectiveness of commissioning projects depends systems are becoming more prevalent in commercial buildings, yet building owners often find

140

Draft or breeze? preferences for air movement in office buildings and schools from the ASHRAE database  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

17-22, Copenhagen. Healthy Buildings 2009, September 13-17,and 6% wanted less. Healthy Buildings 2009, September 13-17,Slightly warm Warm Hot Healthy Buildings 2009, September 13-

Hoyt, Tyler; Zhang, Hui Ph.D; Arens, Edward

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Calculating Energy Savings in High Performance Residential Buildings Programs: Preprint  

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Accurate and meaningful energy savings calculations are essential for the evaluation of residential energy efficiency programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), such as the Building America Program (a public-private partnership designed to achieve significant energy savings in the residential building sector). The authors investigated the feasibility of applying existing performance analysis methodologies such as the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) to the high performance houses constructed under Building America, which sometimes achieve whole-house energy savings in the 50-70% range. However, because Building America addresses all major end-use loads and because the technologies applied to Building America houses often exceed what is envisioned by energy codes and home-rating programs, the methodologies used in HERS and IECC have limited suitability, and a different approach was needed. The authors have researched these issues extensively over the past several years and developed a set of guidelines that draws upon work done by DOE's Energy Information Administration, the California Energy Commission, the International Code Council, RESNET, and other organizations that have developed similar methodologies to meet their needs. However, the final guidelines are tailored to provide accurate techniques for quantifying energy savings achieved by Building America to help policymakers assess the effectiveness of the program.

Hendron, B.; Rarrar-Nagy, S.; Anderson, R.; Judkoff, R.; Reeves, P.; Hancock, E.

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Improving Building Performance at Urban Scale with a Framework for Real-time Data Sharing  

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This paper describes work in progress toward an urban-scale system aiming to reduce energy use in neighboring buildings by providing three components: a database for accessing past and present weather data from high quality weather stations; a network for communicating energy-saving strategies between building owners; and a set of modeling tools for real-time building energy simulation.

Pang, Xiufeng; Hong, Tianzhen; Piette, Mary Ann

2013-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

143

Energy consumption characterization as an input to building management and performance benchmarking - a case study PPT  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

performance characterization of each of its buildings, looking specifically at the typology of canteen. Developing building energy performance benchmarking systems enables the comparison of actual consumption of individual buildings against others of the same...

Bernardo, H.; Neves, L.; Oliveira, F.; Quintal, E.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Approach for the Improvement of Energy Performance of a Stock of Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This paper summarizes the work performed by CSTB, ADEME and the Ministry of equipment in France to improve the energy performance of the ministry stock of buildings: 7 millions square meters, 10 000 buildings, wide range of different buildings...

Vaezi-Nejad, H.; Bouillon, J.; Crozier, L.; Guyot, G.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Development of a Model Specification for Performance Monitoring Systems for Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Development of a Model Specification for Performance Monitoring Systems for Commercial Buildings the development of a model specification for performance monitoring systems for commercial buildings capabilities in #12;commercial buildings by demonstrating the capabilities of commercially available technology

146

Performance of building cladding in urban environments under extreme winds  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Performance of building cladding in urban environments under extreme winds By Tiphaine Williamsa ABSTRACT: When tropical storms, hurricanes, typhoons and other extreme wind events make landfall-rise construction in these regions, as well as other areas impacted by extreme wind events, generally reveal

Kareem, Ahsan

147

Building America Performance Analysis Procedures for Existing Homes  

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Because there are more than 101 million residential households in the United States today, it is not surprising that existing residential buildings represent an extremely large source of potential energy savings. Because thousands of these homes are renovated each year, Building America is investigating the best ways to make existing homes more energy-efficient, based on lessons learned from research in new homes. The Building America program is aiming for a 20%-30% reduction in energy use in existing homes by 2020. The strategy for the existing homes project of Building America is to establish technology pathways that reduce energy consumption cost-effectively in American homes. The existing buildings project focuses on finding ways to adapt the results from the new homes research to retrofit applications in existing homes. Research activities include a combination of computer modeling, field demonstrations, and long-term monitoring to support the development of integrated approaches to reduce energy use in existing residential buildings. Analytical tools are being developed to guide designers and builders in selecting the best approaches for each application. Also, DOE partners with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase energy efficiency in existing homes through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.

Hendron, R.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Commissioning, Operation, Real Time Monitoring and Evaluation of Pilot: Achieving Optimal Performance through Building Commissioning  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

BUILDINGS ENERGY EFFICIENCY CONSORTIUM U.S. - CHINA CLEAN ENERGY RESEARCH CENTER (CERC-BEE) E3: Commissioning, Operation, Real Time Monitoring and Evaluation of Pilot Achieving Optimal Performance through Building Commissioning Xiufeng Pang... for the Sustainable performance of Buildings • Xiufeng Pang, Ph.D, P.E. 5 Cx Workshop • Topic Covered • Introduction of building Cx in the U.S., the standards and guidelines • Building enclosure Cx • New building Cx and LEED Cx requirements • Existing building Cx...

Pang,X.; Piette, M.A.; Hao,B.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Hybrid Model for Building Performance Diagnosis and Optimal Control  

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systems and subsystems in buildings commonly used for diagnostic reasoning (IEA Annex 25, 1996). The top-down approach uses performance measurements from higher levels to reason about possible lower-level causes of degradations to those higher level...://poet.lbl.gov/diag- workshop/proceedings House J.M. and Smith TF. (1991). Optimal control of a thermal system. ASHRAE Transactions, Vol.97(2):991-1001. IEA Annex 25. (1996). Building optimization and fault diagnosis source book, Eds. J. Hyv?rinen and S. K?rki, Technical...

Wang, S.; Xu, X.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

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

151

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

152

Hotbox Test R-value Database and the Building Envelopes Program (BEP)  

DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

The Building Envelopes Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a program within the Buildings Technology Center (BTC), the premier U.S. research facility devoted to developing technologies that improve the energy efficiency and environmental compatibility of residential and commercial buildings. Our program is divided into two parts: building envelope research, which focuses on the structural elements that enclose a building (walls, roofs and foundations), and materials research, which concentrates on the materials within the envelope systems (such as insulation). The building envelope provides the thermal barrier between the indoor and outdoor environment, and its elements are the key determinants of a building's energy requirements that result from the climate where it is located. [copied from http://www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/

153

Thermal Performance Evaluation of Innovative Metal Building Roof Assemblies  

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In order to meet the coming energy codes, multiple layers of various insulation types will be required. The demand for greater efficiency has pushed insulation levels beyond the cavity depth. These experiments show the potential for improving metal building roof thermal performance. Additional work is currently being done by several stakeholders, so the data is expanding. These experiments are for research and development purposes, and may not be viable for immediate use.

Walker, Daniel James [ORNL; Zaltash, Abdolreza [ORNL; Atchley, Jerald Allen [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Terry Sharp, P.E. Building Performance Benchmarking  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

source energy use in trillion Btu) R2 = 0.7816 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 0 5 10 15 20 25 Gross Square Feet (millionsTerry Sharp, P.E. Building Performance Benchmarking 3rd U.S. Army Energy Workshop January 25-26, 2007 EPA Energy Star Program and Energy Data Normalization Oak Ridge National Laboratory #12;Why You

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

155

Building Performance Services: Guidelines and Program Test Progress Report  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Alliance Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Schick Consulting Portland, OR Portland, OR Portland, OR ABSTRACT This paper presents the progress of the Building Performance Services (BPS) program begun in July 2002 as a partnership... year by 2010. REFERENCES Retro-commissioning Handbook for Facility Managers, Prepared for the Oregon Office of Energy by Portland Energy Conservation Inc. (PECI), March 2001. Energy Smart Operations?Low- and No-Cost Ways to Save Energy...

Anderson, K. J.; Tuffo, M.; Schick, S.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Performance estimates for attached-sunspace passive solar heated buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Performance predictions have been made for attached-sunspace types of passively solar heated buildings. The predictions are based on hour-by-hour computer simulations using computer models developed in the framework of PASOLE, the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) passive solar energy simulation program. The models have been validated by detailed comparison with actual hourly temperature measurements taken in attached-sunspace test rooms at LASL.

McFarland, R.D.; Jones, R.W.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Links between occupant complaint handling and building performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

I'm very proud to work in a green building. The building'sdue to this being a "green" building. I have had this issuesurprised that this is a "green" building, yet this is not a

Goins, John; Moezzi, Mithra

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Links between occupant complaint handling and building performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

a regional model for green building practice. In many ways,I'm very proud to work in a green building. The building'sdue to this being a "green" building. I have had this issue

Goins, John; Moezzi, Mithra

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

SOME ANALYTIC MODELS OF PASSIVE SOLAR BUILDING PERFORMANCE: A THEORETICAL APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF ENERGY-CONSERVING BUILDINGS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

PASSIVE SOLAR BUILDING PERFORMANCE: A THEORETICAL APPROACH TO THE DESIGNpassive solar buildings, and the concommitant inability to predict the results of various designs.Passive solar modelling is worthwhile as a tool for imple- menting one important conservative strategy -- the use of building design

Goldstein, David Baird

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of Task 21 / Annex 29, Daylight in Buildings. October, 1997.Energy performance of daylight-linked automatic lightingField Commissioning of a daylight-dimming lighting system.

Konis, Kyle Stas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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of Task 21 / Annex 29, Daylight in Buildings. October, 1997.Energy performance of daylight-linked automatic lightingBegemann, G. et al. (1997). Daylight, artificial light and

Konis, Kyle Stas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

APPLICATION OF IT AND INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS TO IMPROVE BUILDING ENVELOPE PERFORMANCE  

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APPLICATION OF IT AND INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS TO IMPROVE BUILDING ENVELOPE PERFORMANCE Hua Sheng He with IT and international standards, such as IFC, can ensure that the building envelope satisfies energy requirements1 , Amin Hammad2 , and Paul Fazio1 1 Building Envelope Performance Laboratory; Centre for Building

Hammad, Amin

163

Broadband Model Performance for an Updated National Solar Radiation Database in the United States of America: Preprint  

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Updated review of broadband model performance in a project being done to update the existing United States National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB).

Myers, D. R.; Wilcox, S.; Marion, W.; George, R.; Anderberg, M.

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Commercial remodeling : using computer graphic imagery to evaluate building energy performance during conceptual redesign  

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This research is an investigation of the relationship between commercial remodeling and building thermal performance. A computer graphic semiotic is developed to display building thermal performance based on this relationship. ...

Williams, Kyle D

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

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

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integrated,” and “green” design 11 Figure 2.1 Environmental control functions performed by the buildingbuilding as a model of “high performance,” “integrated,” and “green” design.Design and Evaluation of integrated envelope and lighting control strategies for commercial buildings.

Konis, Kyle Stas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

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

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integrated,” and “green” design 11 Figure 2.1 Environmental control functions performed by the buildingbuilding as a model of “high performance,” “integrated,” and “green” design.Design and Evaluation of integrated envelope and lighting control strategies for commercial buildings.

Konis, Kyle Stas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

High Performance Building Facade Solutions PIER Final Project Report  

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Systems for Commercial Buildings. Presented at the ASHRAEYork Times Headquarters Building, E. Lee, F. Rubinstein, andNew York, NY, May 2007. Building tour of The New York Times

Lee, Eleanor

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

LBNL# 40102 Field Investigation of Duct System Performance in California Light Commercial Buildings 1 of 26  

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LBNL# 40102 Field Investigation of Duct System Performance in California Light Commercial Buildings 1 of 26 Field Investigation of Duct System Performance in California Light Commercial Buildings Wm performance in fifteen systems located in eight northern California buildings. Abstract Light commercial

169

Assuring the Performance of Buildings and Infrastructures: Report of Discussions  

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How to ensure the appropriate performance of our built environment in the face of normal conditions, natural hazards, and malevolent threats is an issue of emerging national and international importance. As the world population increases, new construction must be increasingly cost effective and at the same time increasingly secure, safe, and durable. As the existing infrastructure ages, materials and techniques for retrofitting must be developed in parallel with improvements in design, engineering, and building codes for new construction. Both new and renovated structures are more often being subjected to the scrutiny of risk analysis. An international conference, "Assuring the Performance of Buildings and Infrastructures," was held in May 1997 to address some of these issues. The conference was co-sponsored by the Architectural Engineering Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Institute of Architects, and Sandia National Laboratories and convened in Albuquerque, NM. Many of the papers presented at the conference are found within this issue of Techno20~. This paper presents some of the major conference themes and summarizes discussions not found in the other papers.

Hunter, Regina L.

1999-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

170

High Performance Building Facade Solutions PIER Final Project Report  

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Building facades directly influence heating and cooling loads and indirectly influence lighting loads when daylighting is considered, and are therefore a major determinant of annual energy use and peak electric demand. Facades also significantly influence occupant comfort and satisfaction, making the design optimization challenge more complex than many other building systems.This work focused on addressing significant near-term opportunities to reduce energy use in California commercial building stock by a) targeting voluntary, design-based opportunities derived from the use of better design guidelines and tools, and b) developing and deploying more efficient glazings, shading systems, daylighting systems, facade systems and integrated controls. This two-year project, supported by the California Energy Commission PIER program and the US Department of Energy, initiated a collaborative effort between The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and major stakeholders in the facades industry to develop, evaluate, and accelerate market deployment of emerging, high-performance, integrated facade solutions. The LBNL Windows Testbed Facility acted as the primary catalyst and mediator on both sides of the building industry supply-user business transaction by a) aiding component suppliers to create and optimize cost effective, integrated systems that work, and b) demonstrating and verifying to the owner, designer, and specifier community that these integrated systems reliably deliver required energy performance. An industry consortium was initiated amongst approximately seventy disparate stakeholders, who unlike the HVAC or lighting industry, has no single representative, multi-disciplinary body or organized means of communicating and collaborating. The consortium provided guidance on the project and more importantly, began to mutually work out and agree on the goals, criteria, and pathways needed to attain the ambitious net zero energy goals defined by California and the US.A collaborative test, monitoring, and reporting protocol was also formulated via the Windows Testbed Facility in collaboration with industry partners, transitioning industry to focus on the importance of expecting measured performance to consistently achieve design performance expectations. The facility enables accurate quantification of energy use, peak demand, and occupant comfort impacts of synergistic facade-lighting-HVAC systems on an apples-to-apples comparative basis and its data can be used to verify results from simulations. Emerging interior and exterior shading technologies were investigated as potential near-term, low-cost solutions with potential broad applicability in both new and retrofit construction. Commercially-available and prototype technologies were developed, tested, and evaluated. Full-scale, monitored field tests were conducted over solstice-to-solstice periods to thoroughly evaluate the technologies, uncover potential risks associated with an unknown, and quantify performance benefits. Exterior shading systems were found to yield net zero energy levels of performance in a sunny climate and significant reductions in summer peak demand. Automated interior shading systems were found to yield significant daylighting and comfort-related benefits.In support of an integrated design process, a PC-based commercial fenestration (COMFEN) software package, based on EnergyPlus, was developed that enables architects and engineers to quickly assess and compare the performance of innovative facade technologies in the early sketch or schematic design phase. This tool is publicly available for free and will continue to improve in terms of features and accuracy. Other work was conducted to develop simulation tools to model the performance of any arbitrary complex fenestration system such as common Venetian blinds, fabric roller shades as well as more exotic innovative facade systems such as optical louver systems.

Lee, Eleanor; Selkowitz, Stephen

2009-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

171

High Performance Homes That Use 50% Less Energy Than the DOE Building America Benchmark Building  

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This document describes lessons learned from designing, building, and monitoring five affordable, energy-efficient test houses in a single development in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) service area. This work was done through a collaboration of Habitat for Humanity Loudon County, the US Department of Energy (DOE), TVA, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).The houses were designed by a team led by ORNL and were constructed by Habitat's volunteers in Lenoir City, Tennessee. ZEH5, a two-story house and the last of the five test houses to be built, provided an excellent model for conducting research on affordable high-performance houses. The impressively low energy bills for this house have generated considerable interest from builders and homeowners around the country who wanted a similar home design that could be adapted to different climates. Because a design developed without the project constraints of ZEH5 would have more appeal for the mass market, plans for two houses were developed from ZEH5: a one-story design (ZEH6) and a two-story design (ZEH7). This report focuses on ZEH6, identical to ZEH5 except that the geothermal heat pump is replaced with a SEER 16 air source unit (like that used in ZEH4). The report also contains plans for the ZEH6 house. ZEH5 and ZEH6 both use 50% less energy than the DOE Building America protocol for energyefficient buildings. ZEH5 is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2632 ft2 house with a home energy rating system (HERS) index of 43, which qualifies it for federal energy-efficiency incentives (a HERS rating of 0 is a zero-energy house, and a conventional new house would have a HERS rating of 100). This report is intended to help builders and homeowners build similar high-performance houses. Detailed specifications for the envelope and the equipment used in ZEH5 are compared with the Building America Benchmark building, and detailed drawings, specifications, and lessons learned in the construction and analysis of data gleaned from 94 sensors installed in ZEH5 to monitor electric sub-metered usage, temperature and relative humidity, hot water usage, and heat pump operation for 1 year are presented. This information should be particularly useful to those considering structural insulated panel (SIP) walls and roofing; foundation geothermal heat pumps for space heating and cooling; solar water heaters; and roof-mounted, grid-tied photovoltaic systems. The document includes plans for ZEH6 (adapted from ZEH5), a one-story, high-performance house, as well as projections of how the design might perform in five major metropolitan areas across the TVA service territory. The HERS ratings for this all-electric house vary from 36 (Memphis, Tennessee) to 46 (Bristol, Tennessee).

Christian, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Improving Access to E-Journals and Databases at the MIT Libraries: Building a Database-Backed Web Site Called "Vera"  

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The MIT Libraries provide access to databases and electronic journals via the online catalog and the web. The Vera database was created in order to improve public access to a growing number of resources listed on web pages ...

Hennig, Nicole

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Improving the thermal integrity of new single-family detached residential buildings: Documentation for a regional database of capital costs and space conditioning load savings  

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This report summarizes the costs and space-conditioning load savings from improving new single-family building shells. It relies on survey data from the National Association of Home-builders (NAHB) to assess current insulation practices for these new buildings, and NAHB cost data (aggregated to the Federal region level) to estimate the costs of improving new single-family buildings beyond current practice. Space-conditioning load savings are estimated using a database of loads for prototype buildings developed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, adjusted to reflect population-weighted average weather in each of the ten federal regions and for the nation as a whole.

Koomey, J.G.; McMahon, J.E.; Wodley, C.

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Procedure for Measuring and Reporting the Performance of Photovoltaic Systems in Buildings  

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This procedure provides a standard method for measuring and characterizing the long-term energy performance of photovoltaic (PV) systems in buildings and the resulting implications to the building's energy use. The performance metrics determined here may be compared against benchmarks for evaluating system performance and verifying that performance targets have been achieved. Uses may include comparison of performance with the design intent; comparison with other PV systems in buildings; economic analysis of PV systems in buildings; and the establishment of long-term performance records that enable maintenance staff to monitor trends in energy performance.

Pless, S.; Deru, M.; Torcellini, P.; Hayter, S.

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Methodology for Modeling Building Energy Performance across the Commercial Sector  

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This report uses EnergyPlus simulations of each building in the 2003 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) to document and demonstrate bottom-up methods of modeling the entire U.S. commercial buildings sector (EIA 2006). The ability to use a whole-building simulation tool to model the entire sector is of interest because the energy models enable us to answer subsequent 'what-if' questions that involve technologies and practices related to energy. This report documents how the whole-building models were generated from the building characteristics in 2003 CBECS and compares the simulation results to the survey data for energy use.

Griffith, B.; Long, N.; Torcellini, P.; Judkoff, R.; Crawley, D.; Ryan, J.

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Co-simulation for performance prediction of integrated building and HVAC systems -An analysis of solution  

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Co-simulation for performance prediction of integrated building and HVAC systems - An analysis performance simulation of buildings and heating, ventilation and air- conditioning (HVAC) systems can help, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems are responsible for 10%-60% of the total building

177

Evaluating the Energy Performance of the First Generation of LEED-Certified Commercial Buildings  

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Evaluating the Energy Performance of the First Generation of LEED-Certified Commercial Buildings Design (LEED) rating system for sustainable commercial buildings as of January 2006. This paper explores for energy performance is just one step towards moving the existing commercial building market towards a more

178

Experimental Method to Determine the Energy Envelope Performance of Buildings  

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; ? Solar supply; ? Ventilation and airflow losses ? Distributions losses The method is based on the following equation which translates the energy balance of a building's envelope: g1847g3029g3048g3036g3039g3031g3036g3041g3034 g1499 g4666g1846 g3036g...3041g3046 g3036g3031g3032 g3398 g1846 g3042g3048g3047g3046g3036g3031g3032 g4667 g3404 g3533 g1843 g3046g3048g3043g3043g3039g3052 g3398 g3533 g1843g3039g3042g3046g3046g3032g3046 With Ubuilding : thermal performance envelope Qsupply : energy supply...

Berger, J.; Tasca-Guernouti, S. T.; Humbert, M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Whole Building Cost and Performance Measurement: Data Collection Protocol Revision 2  

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This protocol was written for the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) to be used by the public as a tool for assessing building cost and performance measurement. The primary audiences are sustainable design professionals, asset owners, building managers, and research professionals within the Federal sector. The protocol was developed based on the need for measured performance and cost data on sustainable design projects. Historically there has not been a significant driver in the public or private sector to quantify whole building performance in comparable terms. The deployment of sustainable design into the building sector has initiated many questions on the performance and operational cost of these buildings.

Fowler, Kimberly M.; Spees, Kathleen L.; Kora, Angela R.; Rauch, Emily M.; Hathaway, John E.; Solana, Amy E.

2009-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

180

Thermal Performance of Building Envelope in Very Hot Dry Desert Region in Egypt (Toshky)  

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Thermal Performance of Building Envelope in Very Hot Dry Desert Region in Egypt (Toshky Region) S.S. Sheble* M. H. Khalil M. A. Helal Prof. M. El- Demirdash3 Asso. Prof. Building Physics Institute (HBRC) Asso. Prof. Building Physics... Institute (HBRC) Prof. & head of Building Physics Institute (HBRC) Prof. & Chairman of HBRC Housing & Building National Research Center (HBRC) Cairo, Egypt * Author ABSTRACT Toshky region is a desert region located in the south east...

Khalil, M. H.; Sheble, S. S.; Helal, M. A.; El-Demirdash, M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Improving Building Energy System Performance by Continuous Commissioning  

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data. The first buildings to undergo a continuous commissioning process were in the Texas LoanSTAR program [Liu, et al, 1994, Claridge, et al, 1994]. These buildings had been retrofitted with various energy efficiency improvements, and measured hourly...

Turner, W. D.; Liu, M.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

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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

183

Origins of Analysis Methods in Energy Simulation Programs Used for High Performance Commercial Buildings  

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Current designs of high performance buildings utilize hourly building energy simulations of complex, interacting systems. Such simulations need to quantify the benefits of numerous features including: thermal mass, HVAC systems and, in some cases...

Oh, Sukjoon

2013-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

184

Energy Performance and Comfort Level in High Rise and Highly Glazed Office Buildings  

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Thermal and visual comfort in buildings play a significant role on occupants' performance but on the other hand achieving energy savings and high comfort levels can be a quite difficult task especially in high rise buildings with highly glazed...

Bayraktar, M.; Perino, M.; Yilmaz, A. Z.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Better Indoor Climate With Less Energy: European Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD)  

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The European Commission's Action Plan on Energy Efficiency (2000) indicated the need for specific measures in the building sector. In response, the European Commission (EC) published the proposed Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings...

Magyar, Z.; Leitner, A.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

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

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

Diamond, Rick

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Getting a Better Performing Building: Commissioning and Real Time Data Analysis  

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based on real time system operational data. Because of the dynamic nature and complexity of commercial building HVAC systems, they are the perfect target for periodic performance assessments, or recommissioning. Today's buildings are expected to supply...

Barba, M.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

TCES Energy Performance 1. Overview of building systems  

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building heat supply about 25% of time in winter. Furnaces turn on while cogen heat supply is replenished

Schladow, S. Geoffrey

189

ASHRAE's New Performance Measurement Protocols for Commercial Buildings  

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Services Administration. 10 IEA is the International Energy Agency. ESL-IC-08-10-11 Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 2 The resultant protocols are intended to provide... Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 3 Chapter 1: Energy (Authors: MacDonald, Haberl). In Chapter 1 the protocols for measuring the building?s energy useare presented. These protocols begin with acollection of facility information...

Haberl, J.; Davies, H.; Owens, B.; Hunn, B.

190

Building America Webinar: High Performance Building Enclosures: Part I, Existing Homes  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This webinar, presented on May 21, 2014, focused on specific Building America projects that have implemented technical solutions to retrofit building enclosures to reduce energy use and improve durability.

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National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Webinar Slides...  

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

National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Webinar Slides National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Webinar Slides Presentation slides for the Building Technologies...

192

Research Support Facility (RSF): Leadership in Building Performance (Brochure)  

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This brochure/poster provides information on the features of the Research Support Facility including a detailed illustration of the facility with call outs of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Imagine an office building so energy efficient that its occupants consume only the amount of energy generated by renewable power on the building site. The building, the Research Support Facility (RSF) occupied by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) employees, uses 50% less energy than if it were built to current commercial code and achieves the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED{reg_sign}) Platinum rating. With 19% of the primary energy in the U.S. consumed by commercial buildings, the RSF is changing the way commercial office buildings are designed and built.

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2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

High Performance Building Facade Solutions PIER Final Project Report  

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integrated design and collaborating with utilities, large buildingintegrated design and collaborating with utilities, large buildingissues with integrated façade design. 2) For building owners

Lee, Eleanor

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

A SOFTWARE TOOL TO COMPARE MEASURED AND SIMULATED BUILDING ENERGY PERFORMANCE  

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LBNL-6184E A SOFTWARE TOOL TO COMPARE MEASURED AND SIMULATED BUILDING ENERGY PERFORMANCE DATA of California. #12;A SOFTWARE TOOL TO COMPARE MEASURED AND SIMULATED BUILDING ENERGY PERFORMANCE DATA Tobias and simulated performance data. In context of this method, we developed a software tool that provides graphing

195

Data and Analytics to Inform Energy Retrofit of High Performance Buildings  

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Buildings consume more than one-third of the world?s primary energy. Reducing energy use in buildings with energy efficient technologies is feasible and also driven by energy policies such as energy benchmarking, disclosure, rating, and labeling in both the developed and developing countries. Current energy retrofits focus on the existing building stocks, especially older buildings, but the growing number of new high performance buildings built around the world raises a question that how these buildings perform and whether there are retrofit opportunities to further reduce their energy use. This is a new and unique problem for the building industry. Traditional energy audit or analysis methods are inadequate to look deep into the energy use of the high performance buildings. This study aims to tackle this problem with a new holistic approach powered by building performance data and analytics. First, three types of measured data are introduced, including the time series energy use, building systems operating conditions, and indoor and outdoor environmental parameters. An energy data model based on the ISO Standard 12655 is used to represent the energy use in buildings in a three-level hierarchy. Secondly, a suite of analytics were proposed to analyze energy use and to identify retrofit measures for high performance buildings. The data-driven analytics are based on monitored data at short time intervals, and cover three levels of analysis ? energy profiling, benchmarking and diagnostics. Thirdly, the analytics were applied to a high performance building in California to analyze its energy use and identify retrofit opportunities, including: (1) analyzing patterns of major energy end-use categories at various time scales, (2) benchmarking the whole building total energy use as well as major end-uses against its peers, (3) benchmarking the power usage effectiveness for the data center, which is the largest electricity consumer in this building, and (4) diagnosing HVAC equipment using detailed time-series operating data. Finally, a few energy efficiency measures were identified for retrofit, and their energy savings were estimated to be 20percent of the whole-building electricity consumption. Based on the analyses, the building manager took a few steps to improve the operation of fans, chillers, and data centers, which will lead to actual energy savings. This study demonstrated that there are energy retrofit opportunities for high performance buildings and detailed measured building performance data and analytics can help identify and estimate energy savings and to inform the decision making during the retrofit process. Challenges of data collection and analytics were also discussed to shape best practice of retrofitting high performance buildings.

Hong , Tianzhen; Yang, Le; Hill, David; Feng , Wei

2014-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

196

Apply: Funding Opportunity- Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Application Deadline: February 4, 2015 The Building Technologies Office (BTO)’s Residential Buildings Integration Program has announced the availability of up to $4 million in 2015 for the Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001117.

197

SPECIFICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF IFC BASED PERFORMANCE METRICS TO SUPPORT BUILDING LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF HYBRID  

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with the introduction of tighter building codes have done little to stem the poor energy performance in commercial on owners to quantify the energy usage of their buildings against benchmarks set by government energy (LBNL), Berkeley, CA, USA ABSTRACT Minimising building life cycle energy consumption is becoming

198

Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The webinar is the second in the series on designing and constructing high performance building enclosures, and will focus on effective strategies to address moisture and thermal needs.

199

Funding Opportunity Webinar – Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This webinar provides an overview of the “Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations” Funding Opportunity Announcement, DE-FOA-0001117.

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Funding Opportunity Webinar – Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations (Text Version)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Below is the text version of the Funding Opportunity Webinar, Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovations, presented in November 2014.

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201

Report on High Performance Building's Energy Modeling, Physical Building Information Modeling for Solar Building Design and Simulation  

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This report was created for the National Science Foundation-Physical Building Information Modeling (NSF-PBIM) project. This report describes the analysis of a solar office building using the following software: the legacy tools (DOE 2.1e, the F...

Alcocer, J.; Haberl, J. S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Optimizing HVAC Control to Improve Building Comfort and Energy Performance  

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This paper demonstrates the benefits of optimal control in well-designed and operated buildings using a case study. The case study building was built in 2001. The HVAC and control systems have been installed with state-of-the-art equipment which...

Song, L.; Joo, I.; Dong, D.; Liu, M.; Wang, J.; Hansen, K.; Quiroz, L.; Swiatek, A.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

The Post-occupancy Performance of Green Office Buildings: Evidence for the Fiekd  

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The Post-occupancy Performance of Green Office Buildings Evidence from the field Guy Newsham Ph D and colleagues , . . Introduction ? How do green buildings perform when occupied? ? Indoor Environment Quality Occupant Comfort and Well....nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/npsi/ctrl?action=rtdoc&an=20857897&article=0&fd=pdf ?Do ?green? buildings have better indoor environments? New evidence?, Building Research & Information: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2013.789951 Field study stud ? Four sources of data from each building: ? On...

Newsham, G.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Effects of Courtyard on Thermal Performance of Commercial Buildings in Hot-Dry Climate, Ahmedabad, India  

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of the simulation exercise has been established on the available weather data. The result would be the analysis of energy performance of different building models. Keywords: Courtyards, Building Configuration, Energy Consumption, Thermal Simulation, Computer... in reducing energy consumption of buildings. Many research studies suggest that courtyard as a climatic modifier helps in improving thermal environment and enhancing daylight deep into the interior thus reducing energy consumption of the building...

Kumar, R,

205

Experimental and Simulation Approaches for Optimizing the Thermal Performance of Building Enclosures Containing Phase Change Materials  

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Experimental and Simulation Approaches for Optimizing the Thermal Performance of Building Enclosures Containing Phase Change Materials By Kyoung Ok Lee M.S., The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2013 M.Eng., Chung-Ang University... those for buildings (EIA, 2013). In the U.S., buildings consume about 40% of total energy used in the country (EIA, 2012) and about 40% of greenhouse gas emissions are attributed to building energy consumption (EIA, 2011). Space cooling and heating...

Lee, Kyoung Ok

2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

206

Performance Assessment of Pressurized Stairs in High Rise Buildings   

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Pressurized stair cases are an important part of the fire safety strategy of high rise buildings. Long egress times are compensated by creating safe environments within egress staircases allowing the displacement time ...

Bellido, Carlos; Quiroz, Antonio; Panizo, Alfonso; Torero, Jose L

2008-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

207

Whole Building Energy Performance Anomaly Detections at TU/e  

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buildings account for 32% of final energy consumed annually (IEA, 2012). In more developed regions this percentage increases to 40% or more (EIA, 2012). Much of the current and past research in the area of building energy efficiency has focused... Information Administration, Washington, DC, USA. DOE/EIA-0384(2011). EU. 2010. DIRECTIVE 2010/31/EU. Official Journal of the European Union. IEA. 2012. ?Energy Technology Perspectives 2012?, International Energy Agency. Paris, France. ISBN: 978...

Hensen, J. L. M.; Bynum, J. D.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Influence of concrete fracture on the rain infiltration and thermal performance of building facades  

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Influence of concrete fracture on the rain infiltration and thermal performance of building facades., Foray G., Roux J.-J., 2013. Influence of concrete fracture on the rain infiltration and thermal is to be accounted for in long-term hygrothermal performance as- sessments of the building envelope. The present work

209

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

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

Haskins, D.E.

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

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

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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

211

Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 7.1 - High-Performance...  

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

Series, Volume 7.1 - High-Performance Home Technologies: Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 7.1 - High-Performance Home...

212

Building Energy Performance Analysis of an Academic Building Using IFC BIM-Based Methodology  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

detailed discussion on various interventions undertaken to calibrate the model. The paper concludes that BIM/IFC based approaches provide a feasible alternative to conduct energy analysis of existing buildings provided various correlations are built...

Aziz, Z.; Arayici, Y.; Shivachev, D.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery, SecondFederal Building. U.S. Green Building Council (2009). LEEDReference guide. US Green Building Council. (2006). LEED-

Konis, Kyle Stas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Comparison of Demand Response Performance with an EnergyPlus Model in a Low Energy Campus Building  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of Automated Demand Response in a Large Office Building”, inBuilding Control Strategies and Techniques for Demand Response.Demand Response Performance with an EnergyPlus Model in a Low Energy Campus Building

Dudley, Junqiao Han

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Achieving Better Building Performance and Savings Using Optimal Control Strategies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

will be energized. After the minimum on time has expired, the lag chiller will be de- energized, when the load is less than 40% of the capacity of the lead chiller. Either chilled #1 or chiller #2 is needed to carry the entire cooling load whenever..., chiller 3 will be energized. This chiller will run only if the tonnage on either chillers (#1 or #2) becomes less than or equal to 20 tons for a certain length of time and if there are 3 or less AHUs running within the building. The building...

Chen, H.; Deng, S.; Bruner, H.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Duct Thermal Performance Models for Large Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy Technologies Division Indoor Environment Department Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, of the U.S. Department) for his assistance in defining the duct surface heat transfer models described in the body of this report

217

Improving Real World Efficiency of High Performance Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

218

Development of a Model Specification for Performance MonitoringSystems for Commercial Buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The paper describes the development of a model specification for performance monitoring systems for commercial buildings. The specification focuses on four key aspects of performance monitoring: (1) performance metrics; (2) measurement system requirements; (3) data acquisition and archiving; and (4) data visualization and reporting. The aim is to assist building owners in specifying the extensions to their control systems that are required to provide building operators with the information needed to operate their buildings more efficiently and to provide automated diagnostic tools with the information required to detect and diagnose faults and problems that degrade energy performance. The paper reviews the potential benefits of performance monitoring, describes the specification guide and discusses briefly the ways in which it could be implemented. A prototype advanced visualization tool is also described, along with its application to performance monitoring. The paper concludes with a description of the ways in which the specification and the visualization tool are being disseminated and deployed.

Haves, Philip; Hitchcock, Robert J.; Gillespie, Kenneth L.; Brook, Martha; Shockman, Christine; Deringer, Joseph J.; Kinney,Kristopher L.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The webinar on Nov. 18, 2014, continued the series on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits.

220

Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part I  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The webinar on Oct. 23, 2014 focused on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits.

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221

Revisit of Energy Use and Technologies of High Performance Buildings  

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Revisit of Energy Use and Technologies of High PerformanceEnvironmental Energy Technologies Division May 2014 ThisRevisit of Energy Use and Technologies of High Performance

Li Ph.D., Cheng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

National Residential Efficiency Measures Database  

DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

The National Residential Efficiency Measures Database is a publicly available, centralized resource of residential building retrofit measures and costs for the U.S. building industry. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy, NREL developed this tool to help users determine the most cost-effective retrofit measures for improving energy efficiency of existing homes. Software developers who require residential retrofit performance and cost data for applications that evaluate residential efficiency measures are the primary audience for this database. In addition, home performance contractors and manufacturers of residential materials and equipment may find this information useful. The database offers the following types of retrofit measures: 1) Appliances, 2) Domestic Hot Water, 3) Enclosure, 4) Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), 5) Lighting, 6) Miscellaneous.

223

The role of carbon finance in enhancing building performance in developing countries  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, most of them in DCs. The unprecedented urbanization in these countries poses a huge challenge for environment since most of buildings are built quickly and cheaply to accommodate new immigrants and the energy performance is often considered second... priority. Implementation of energy efficiency in buildings confronts both technical and institutional barriers. Enabling environmental sustainability buildings with economic benefits and welfare improvement is the major concerns on the policy agenda...

Li, J.

224

A Survey of High Performance Office Buildings in the United States  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

- Daylight & Passive Solar Heating #0;? Shed Roof ? Rainwater Collection for Fire Protection, Landscaping, & Cloths and Hand Washing #0;? Natural Ventilation System 14 #0;? Energy cost savings of 67% compared to the Standard 90.1-2001. ESL-HH-06-07-21a... buildings, energy conservation is a straightforward “green” benefit that can be shared between owner and tenant (Traugott, 2000). A high performance commercial building is a substantially better building than standard practice in terms of energy...

Cho, S.; Haberl, J. S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

226

Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part I  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The webinar will focus on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits. Presenters and specific topics for this webinar will be:

227

Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The webinar will continue our series on strategies to improve the performance of HVAC systems for low load homes and home performance retrofits. Presenters and specific topics for this webinar...

228

Determining Adaptability Performance of Artificial Neural Network-Based Thermal Control Logics for Envelope Conditions in Residential Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This study examines the performance and adaptability of Artificial Neural Network (ANN)-based thermal control strategies for diverse thermal properties of building envelope conditions applied to residential buildings. The thermal performance using...

Moon, Jin Woo; Chang, Jae D.; Kim, Sooyoung

2013-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

229

High Performance Sustainable Building Design RM | Department of Energy  

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

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarly Career Scientists'Montana.ProgramJulietip sheetK-4In 2013 many| Department of4EnergyBuildingThe High

230

Commercial Building Performance Monitoring and Evaluation | Department of  

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

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarly Career Scientists'Montana. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FORSuperiorThethe NaturalCommercial Building Energy

231

Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes | Department of Energy  

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

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarly Career Scientists' ResearchTheMarketing,Energy andNewsBuilding Innovation (ARBI) andAugust 2011 |This

232

SAMPLE INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION NOT CURRENTLY OPEN FOR INFORMATION ONLY New Building Institute (NBI)  

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with commercial building energy efficiency features. · Proficient with Excel and standard PC tools. · MicrosoftSAMPLE INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION ­ NOT CURRENTLY OPEN ­ FOR INFORMATION ONLY Intern New Building Institute (NBI) NBI maintains a database of high performing buildings called Getting to 50. This database

233

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

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

234

Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Date/Time:  August 13, 2014; 3:00-4:30 PM EDTDescription: The webinar is the second in the series on designing and constructing high performance building enclosures, and will focus on effective...

235

Building America Webinar: Standardized Retrofit Packages — What Works to Meet Consistent Levels of Performance?  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This webinar will focus on specific Building America projects that have examined methods to consistently meet high levels of energy performance in existing homes, with a focus on retrofit packages that can be replicated across many homes.

236

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...

237

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

238

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

239

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Konis, Kyle Stas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Konis, Kyle Stas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
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to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


241

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Feng, Wei

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

High Performance Building Facade Solutions PIER Final Project Report  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Subject responses to electrochromic windows. Energy andhttp://windows.lbl.gov/comm_perf/Electrochromic/refs/LBNL_energy performance of electrochromic windows controlled for

Lee, Eleanor

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

High Performance Building Facade Solutions PIER Final Project Report  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

compare systems and understand energy trade- offs for façadecompare systems and understand energy trade- offs for façadeoptimize energy-demand-daylight-comfort performance trade-

Lee, Eleanor

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

Pope, Jason E.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Federal Building. U.S. Green Building Council (2009). LEEDReference guide. US Green Building Council. (2006). LEED-www.usgbc.org/LEED/ U.S. Green Building Council (from David

Konis, Kyle Stas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

High Performance Building Facade Solutions PIER Final Project Report  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to attain the ambitious net zero energy goals defined bywere found to yield net zero energy levels of performance inA/ E teams to reach net zero energy goals by enabling use of

Lee, Eleanor

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Using an Energy Performance Based Design-Build Process to Procure a Large Scale Low-Energy Building: Preprint  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper will review a procurement, acquisition, and contract process of a large-scale replicable net zero energy (ZEB) office building. The owners developed and implemented an energy performance based design-build process to procure a 220,000 ft2 office building with contractual requirements to meet demand side energy and LEED goals. We will outline the key procurement steps needed to ensure achievement of our energy efficiency and ZEB goals. The development of a clear and comprehensive Request for Proposals (RFP) that includes specific and measurable energy use intensity goals is critical to ensure energy goals are met in a cost effective manner. The RFP includes a contractual requirement to meet an absolute demand side energy use requirement of 25 kBtu/ft2, with specific calculation methods on what loads are included, how to normalize the energy goal based on increased space efficiency and data center allocation, specific plug loads and schedules, and calculation details on how to account for energy used from the campus hot and chilled water supply. Additional advantages of integrating energy requirements into this procurement process include leveraging the voluntary incentive program, which is a financial incentive based on how well the owner feels the design-build team is meeting the RFP goals.

Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.; Shelton, D.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Building American Webinar: High-Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part I: Unvented Roof Systems and Innovative Advanced Framing Strategies  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This webinar, held on February 12, 2015, focused on methods to design and build roof and wall systems for high performance homes that optimize energy and moisture performance.

249

Building a Strong Culture That Produces Sustainable Performance - 13444  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Washington River Protection Solutions LLC (WRPS) has been involved with culture improvement for a number of years which has included co-chairing the industry effort to develop the EFCOG safety culture guidance documents [1, 2], and integration of this guidance into organizational processes and behavior expectations, described in more detail below. As various organizational cultural assessments have been periodically performed, and subsequent actions implemented to address improvement opportunities, organizational performance has shown improvement. Culture improvement is evident in the company's industrial safety statistics, event rates, safety culture survey results, employee morale, productivity, leadership effectiveness, and employee engagement. There does appear to be a relationship between striving to demonstrate behaviors consistent with excellent safety culture and good organizational performance over the past couple of years at WRPS. As performance continues to be evaluated, an improvement opportunity was identified to further enhance performance through field oriented behavioral/cultural improvement activities. WRPS recently conducted a three month effort to improve consistent implementation of management expectations by increasing management field presence with a focus on interacting real-time with workers and first line supervisors, and changing behaviors as appropriate. (authors)

McDonald, John A. Jr [Washington River Protection Solutions LLC, PO Box 850, MSIN R2-53, Richland, WA 99352 (United States)] [Washington River Protection Solutions LLC, PO Box 850, MSIN R2-53, Richland, WA 99352 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

SUN Attribute Database: Discovering, Annotating, and Recognizing Scene Attributes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

SUN Attribute Database: Discovering, Annotating, and Recognizing Scene Attributes Genevieve attributes. Next, we build the "SUN attribute database" on top of the diverse SUN categorical database. Our

Hays, James

251

Better Buildings Residential Network: Using Loan Performance Data to Inform Program Implementation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Please join the Better Buildings Residential Network for the Financing & Revenue/Data & Evaluation co-series peer exchange call: “Using Loan Performance Data to Inform Program Implementation.” What is the relationship, if any, between loan performance and completed energy efficiency measures? How are home affordability, loan default rates, and decreasing energy costs related?

252

Sensitivity analysis of window characteristics and their interactions on thermal performance in residential buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

acheived during daytime heating hours contribute to energy conservation by reducing the amount of auxiliary heat required to keep the interior temperatures at the desired levels (Balcomb et al. 1984). Proper utilization of solar heat gains should... in the thermal mass will be released to keep the building warm (Balcomb et al. 1984). Proper shading of windows can also greatly affect their thermal performance. Windows with properly designed shading and orientation supply a major portion of a buildings...

George, Julie N

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Annex 29, Daylight in Buildings. October, 1997. Atif. M.R.case studies. Energy and Buildings 35 441-461. Attmann,George. 2010. Sustainable Buildings in Practice: What the

Konis, Kyle Stas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Building America Webinar: National Residential Efficiency Measures...  

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

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

255

Database of Low-e Storm Window Energy Performance across U.S. Climate Zones  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This is an update of a report that describes process, assumptions, and modeling results produced Create a Database of U.S. Climate-Based Analysis for Low-E Storm Windows. The scope of the overall effort is to develop a database of energy savings and cost effectiveness of low-E storm windows in residential homes across a broad range of U.S. climates using the National Energy Audit Tool (NEAT) and RESFEN model calculations. This report includes a summary of the results, NEAT and RESFEN background, methodology, and input assumptions, and an appendix with detailed results and assumptions by cliamte zone.

Culp, Thomas D.; Cort, Katherine A.

2014-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

256

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

3 Commercial and Residential Building Site Energy Usagecommercial and residential prototype buildings discussed in the previous section is simulated in EnergyPlus (DOE, 2011). The energy usage

Feng, Wei

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Analysis of Code-Compliant Construction in Texas Based on Texas Building Energy Performance Standards (TBEPS)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Studies Several other studies have examined the economic impacts of the 2012 IECC compared to the 2009 IECC for new residential buildings in Texas, including the DOE analysis performed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) (DOE 2012... to the 2009 IECC, including the two analyses performed by PNNL (Halverson et al. 2011, Mapes and Conover 2012); and the analysis performed by Niles Bolton Associates, Inc. (2012). One of the three studies quantified savings from the ASHRAE Standard 90...

Mukhopadhyay, J.; Baltazar, J.C.; Kim, H.; Yazdani, B.; Haberl, J.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Behavioral Change and Building Performance: Strategies for Significant, Persistent, and Measurable Institutional Change  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The people who use Federal buildings — Federal employees, operations and maintenance staff, and the general public — can significantly impact a building’s environmental performance and the consumption of energy, water, and materials. Many factors influence building occupants’ use of resources (use behaviors) including work process requirements, ability to fulfill agency missions, new and possibly unfamiliar high-efficiency/high-performance building technologies; a lack of understanding, education, and training; inaccessible information or ineffective feedback mechanisms; and cultural norms and institutional rules and requirements, among others. While many strategies have been used to introduce new occupant use behaviors that promote sustainability and reduced resource consumption, few have been verified in the scientific literature or have properly documented case study results. This paper documents validated strategies that have been shown to encourage new use behaviors that can result in significant, persistent, and measureable reductions in resource consumption. From the peer-reviewed literature, the paper identifies relevant strategies for Federal facilities and commercial buildings that focus on the individual, groups of individuals (e.g., work groups), and institutions — their policies, requirements, and culture. The paper documents methods with evidence of success in changing use behaviors and enabling occupants to effectively interact with new technologies/designs. It also provides a case study of the strategies used at a Federal facility — Fort Carson, Colorado. The paper documents gaps in the current literature and approaches, and provides topics for future research.

Wolfe, Amy K.; Malone, Elizabeth L.; Heerwagen, Judith H.; Dion, Jerome P.

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Chronos: Feedback Control of a Real Database System Performance Kyoung-Don Kang and Jisu Oh  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

It is challenging to process transactions in a timely fashion using fresh data, e.g., current stock prices, since-time databases (RTDBs) aim to process trans- actions in a timely manner using fresh temporal data, e.g., current stock prices or traffic sensor data, rep- resenting the real world status. RTDBs can reduce

Kang, Kyoung-Don

260

Satisfaction and self-estimated performance in relation to indoor environmental parameters and building features  

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Conference on Healthy Buildings, Brisbane, Queensland.Conference on Healthy Buildings, Brisbane, Queensland.Conference on Healthy Buildings, Brisbane, Queensland.

Wargocki, Pawel; Frontczak, Monika; Schiavon, Stefano; Goins, John; Arens, Ed; Zhang, Hui

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

Data and Analytics to Inform Energy Retrofit of High Performance Buildings  

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

Hong Ph.D., Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Federal Commitment to Green Building: Experiences andEvaluation Report. Cascadia Green Building Council.U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). 2003. "Green Building

Diamond, Rick

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

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  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

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

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

264

Introduction to Cost Control Strategies for Zero Energy Buildings: High-Performance Design and Construction on a Budget (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Momentum behind zero energy building design and construction is increasing, presenting a tremendous opportunity for advancing energy performance in the commercial building industry. At the same time, there is a lingering perception that zero energy buildings must be cost prohibitive or limited to showcase projects. Fortunately, an increasing number of projects are demonstrating that high performance can be achieved within typical budgets. This factsheet highlights replicable, recommended strategies for achieving high performance on a budget, based on experiences from past projects.

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2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Study of residential dehumidifiers results in practical performance curves for use in whole-building simulation tools.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-building simulation tools. Dehumidifiers remove moisture from a home's indoor environment, thereby increasing occupant dehumidifier to be simulated in whole-building analysis tools. NREL researchers also defined a new, generalized determine moisture removal capacities and efficiencies.Whole-building simulation tool performance curves

266

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS DISABLED ACCESS AROUND MMU Version 5 March 2011(Please see notes at end of database)  

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Building 4 th & 6 th floor enclosed staircases 1, 2, 3,4,5,6 floor staircases. No communication devices Yes of Services All Saints Kenneth Green Library 2nd & 3rd floor enclosed staircase 1,2,3,4 lift lobbies. Telephone communication on 3rd floor only Yes No general information signage on facilities Identification

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ABSTRACT Project REED (Residential Energy Efficiency Design) is a Web-based building performance in their particular climate. Reaching The Mass Market: Given this Utility's 4.5 million residential ratepayers residential market. This cost-effective approach can permanently transform the energy con- suming behavior

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Text-Alternative Version: LED Site Lighting in the Commercial Building Sector: Opportunities, Challenges, and the CBEA Performance Specification  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Below is the text-alternative version of the LED Site Lighting in the Commercial Building Sector: Opportunities, Challenges, and the CBEA Performance Specification webcast.

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Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part I: Simplified Space Conditioning in Low Load Homes  

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This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America webinar, High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part I, on October 23, 2014.

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Building America Webinar: High-Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part I: Unvented Roof Systems and Innovative Advanced Framing Strategies  

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This presentation was delivered at the February 12, 2015, Building America webinar, High-Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part I: Unvented Roof Systems and Innovative Advanced Framing Strategies.

271

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

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

Matson, Nance E.; Piette, Mary Ann

2005-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

272

Findings from Seven Years of Field Performance Data for Automated Demand Response in Commercial Buildings  

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California is a leader in automating demand response (DR) to promote low-cost, consistent, and predictable electric grid management tools. Over 250 commercial and industrial facilities in California participate in fully-automated programs providing over 60 MW of peak DR savings. This paper presents a summary of Open Automated DR (OpenADR) implementation by each of the investor-owned utilities in California. It provides a summary of participation, DR strategies and incentives. Commercial buildings can reduce peak demand from 5 to 15percent with an average of 13percent. Industrial facilities shed much higher loads. For buildings with multi-year savings we evaluate their load variability and shed variability. We provide a summary of control strategies deployed, along with costs to install automation. We report on how the electric DR control strategies perform over many years of events. We benchmark the peak demand of this sample of buildings against their past baselines to understand the differences in building performance over the years. This is done with peak demand intensities and load factors. The paper also describes the importance of these data in helping to understand possible techniques to reach net zero energy using peak day dynamic control capabilities in commercial buildings. We present an example in which the electric load shape changed as a result of a lighting retrofit.

Kiliccote, Sila; Piette, Mary Ann; Mathieu, Johanna; Parrish, Kristen

2010-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

273

Steel-framed buildings: Impacts of wall detail configurations on the whole wall thermal performance  

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The main objective of this paper is the influence of architectural wall details on the whole wall thermal performance. Whole wall thermal performance analysis was performed for six light gage steel-framed wall systems (some with wood components). For each wall system, all wall details were simulated using calibrated 3-D finite difference computer modeling. The thermal performance of the six steel-framed wall systems included various system details and the whole wall system thermal performance for a typical single-story ranch house. Currently, predicted heat losses through building walls are typically based on measurements of the wall system clear wall area using test methods such as ASTM C 236 or are calculated by one of the procedures recommended in the ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals that often is carried out for the clear wall area exclusively. In this paper, clear wall area is defined as the part of the wall system that is free of thermal anomalies due to building envelope details or thermally unaffected by intersections with other surfaces of the building envelope. Clear wall experiments or calculations normally do not include the effects of building envelope details such as corners, window and door openings, and structural intersections with roofs, floors, ceilings, and other walls. In steel-framed wall systems, these details typically consist of much more structural components than the clear wall. For this situation, the thermal properties measured or calculated for the clear wall area do not adequately represent the total wall system thermal performance. Factors that would impact the ability of today`s standard practice to accurately predict the total wall system thermal performance are the accuracy of the calculation methods, the area of the total wall that is clear wall, and the quantity and thermal performance of the various wall system details.

Kosny, J.; Desjarlais, A.O.; Christian, J.E.

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Identifying Sources of Volatile Organic Compounds and Aldehydes in a High Performance Building  

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Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologiesand Renewable Energy, Office of Building Technology, State,

Ortiz, Anna C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

State Policies to Encourage Green Building Principles  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

state green building policies, Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency, energy efficient building codes, energy efficient products

276

Energy Performance Comparison of Heating and Air Conditioning Systems for Multi-Family Residential Buildings  

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The type of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system has a large impact on the heating and cooling energy consumption in multifamily residential buildings. This paper compares the energy performance of three HVAC systems: a direct expansion (DX) split system, a split air source heat pump (ASHP) system, and a closed-loop water source heat pump (WSHP) system with a boiler and an evaporative fluid cooler as the central heating and cooling source. All three systems use gas furnace for heating or heating backup. The comparison is made in a number of scenarios including different climate conditions, system operation schemes and applicable building codes. It is found that with the minimum code-compliant equipment efficiency, ASHP performs the best among all scenarios except in extremely code climates. WSHP tends to perform better than the split DX system in cold climates but worse in hot climates.

Wang, Weimin; Zhang, Jian; Jiang, Wei; Liu, Bing

2011-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

277

Co-simulation for performance prediction of integrated building and HVAC systems - An analysis of solution characteristics using a two-body system  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings, infor building envelope and HVAC systems simu- lation - WillIntegrated simulation for HVAC performance prediction: State

Trcka, Marija

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Data-Based Performance Assessments for the DOE Hydropower Advancement Project  

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The U. S. Department of Energy s Hydropower Advancement Project (HAP) was initiated to characterize and trend hydropower asset conditions across the U.S.A. s existing hydropower fleet and to identify and evaluate the upgrading opportunities. Although HAP includes both detailed performance assessments and condition assessments of existing hydropower plants, this paper focuses on the performance assessments. Plant performance assessments provide a set of statistics and indices that characterize the historical extent to which each plant has converted the potential energy at a site into electrical energy for the power system. The performance metrics enable benchmarking and trending of performance across many projects in a variety contexts (e.g., river systems, power systems, and water availability). During FY2011 and FY2012, assessments will be performed on ten plants, with an additional fifty plants scheduled for FY2013. This paper focuses on the performance assessments completed to date, details the performance assessment process, and describes results from the performance assessments.

March, Patrick [Hydro Performance Processes, Inc.] [Hydro Performance Processes, Inc.; Wolff, Dr. Paul [WolffWare Ltd.] [WolffWare Ltd.; Smith, Brennan T [ORNL] [ORNL; Zhang, Qin Fen [ORNL] [ORNL; Dham, Rajesh [U.S. Department of Energy] [U.S. Department of Energy

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

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

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

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Energy Consumption Analyses of Frequently-used HVAC System Types in High Performance Office Buildings.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??The high energy consumption of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in commercial buildings is a hot topic. Office buildings, a typical building set of… (more)

Yan, Liusheng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Human comfort and self-estimated performance in relation to indoor environmental parameters and building features  

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In: Proceedings of Healthy Buildings Conference, Syracuse,In: Proceedings of Healthy Buildings Conference, Budapest,International Conference Healthy Buildings, Syracuse, NY USA

Frontczak, Monika

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Visualizing information to improve building performance: a study of expert users  

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drivers. Owners of green buildings want to exhibit theirpublic scrutiny of green building results, combined withcommissioning agents, green building consultants, and

Lehrer, David; Vasudev, Janani

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Origins of Analysis Methods Used to Design High Performance Commercial Buildings: Part II, Solar Energy Analysis  

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PV, solar thermal, passive solar analysis programs are reivewed using a new comprehensive genealogy chart. In companion papers, the origins of the analysis methods of whole-building energy and daylighting simulation programs are reviewed (Oh... analysis programs evaluate the performance of solar systems that are designed to collect and use solar radiation for thermal or electricity conversion. These programs are used for simulations and design methods: Computer simulations estimate the time...

Oh, S.; Haberl, J.S.

285

Using Utility Bills and Average Daily Energy Consumption to Target Commissioning Efforts and Track Building Performance  

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Using Utility Bills and Average Daily Energy Consumption to Target Commissioning Efforts and Track Building Performance By: David Sellers, Senior Engineer, Portland Energy Conservation Inc, Portland, Oregon ABSTRACT This paper discusses using basic... by contacting the author at: Dsellers@peci.org www.peci.org Phone: - 503-248-4636 extension 224 Mailing address through August 3, 2001 Portland Energy Conservation, Inc. 921 SW Washington Street Suite 312 Portland, Oregon 97205 Mailing address after August 3...

Sellers, D.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Product and Process Modeling for Functional Performance Testing in Low-Energy Building Embedded Commissioning Cases  

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PRODUCT AND PROCESS MODELING FOR FUNCTIONAL PERFORMANCE TESTING IN LOW- ENERGY BUILDING EMBEDDED COMMISSIONING CASES Omer Akin, Kwang Jun Lee, Asli Akcamete, Burcu Akinci, and James Garrett, Jr. School of Architecture and Department... south zone and north zone indoor temperature ((T south + T north ) / 2)) is below the pump set point (60 o F) or if the schedule calls for it (Gong and Claridge, 2006). We discovered that some of the wiring connecting the sensors to the control...

Akcamete, A.; Garrett, J.; Akinci, B.; Akin, O.; Lee, K. J.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Practical Experiences with the Implementation of the Energy Performance Buildings Directive in Central Europe  

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Page 1 of 16 Practical experiences with the implementation of the Energy Performance Buildings Directive in Central Europe A project in behalf of Government of the Federal Republic of Germany Ingo Therburg ARGE Energieausweise...-conditioning systems are carried out in an independent manner by qualified and/or accredited experts, whether operating as sole traders or employed by public or private enterprise bodies INITIAL SITUATION GERMANY Like in other European countries in Germany...

Therburg, I.

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This overview covers: Connecting to a Chado Database  

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This overview covers: · Connecting to a Chado Database · Reading From the Database · iBatis Database Mapping · Gene Representation · Gene Building · Gene merging and splitting · Transfer Annotation Tool · Writing To The Database · Opening the Standalone Gene Builder · Community Annotation · Writing

Maizels, Rick

289

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

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makes CHP system generally not attractive in residentialresidential flat tariffs are generally not attractive for CHP and5 Residential Building DER Technologies Selection City CHP (

Feng, Wei

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

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

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Retrieved from National Renewable Energy Laboratory: http://Golden, Colorado: National Renewable Energy Laboratory.for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building

Feng, Wei

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Engine performance. (Latest citations from the EI Compendex*plus database). Published Search  

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The bibliography contains citations concerning performance of various type of engines. Topics include stirling, turbine, pulse-jet, 2-cycle, diesel, 4-cycle, turbo, and hydrogen engines. Methods for improving performance, including microprocessor controlled electronics, are referenced. Fuel injectors manufactured to specification are also referenced. Performance testing under high or low temperatures are studied. (Contains 50-250 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.) (Copyright NERAC, Inc. 1995)

NONE

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Engine performance. (Latest citations from the EI Compendex*plus database). Published Search  

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The bibliography contains citations concerning performance of various type of engines. Topics include stirling, turbine, pulse-jet, 2-cycle, diesel, 4-cycle, turbo, and hydrogen engines. Methods for improving performance, including microprocessor controlled electronics, are referenced. Fuel injectors manufactured to specification are also referenced. Performance testing under high or low temperatures are studied. (Contains a minimum of 166 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

NONE

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

An implementation of co-simulation for performance prediction of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Developing an Integrated Building Design Tool by Couplingdesign energy efficient building systems in this complex setting, integrated

Trcka, Marija

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Performance of Adaptive Query Processing in the Mariposa Distributed Database Management System  

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present performance results which show that in multi-user situations, when response time is used assigns a price to perform a service and may adjust its prices as it sees fit. In designing Mariposa such as the effect of supply and demand on prices. We investigate the benefits of adaptive distributed query

California at Irvine, University of

295

PASSOLAR: a program library for estimating the annual performance of passive solar buildings with programmable calculators  

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The Passive Solar Design Handbook, Volume 2, by J. Douglas Balcomb et al. describes in detail a method by which the performance of passive solar buildings can be estimated with the help of handheld calculators and a great number of tables and charts. PASSOLAR consists of a number of programs in the form of magnetic cards, which contain this method together with all the charts and tables. This reduces the necessary time to estimate the annual performance of direct gain, Trombe wall or water wall systems from hours to minutes. PASSOLAR allows the use of additional algorithms for the calculating of the insolation on the tilted surface and of shading effects.

Graeff, R.W.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

quantitative performance indicators of daylight sufficiency?assumptions of existing daylighting performance indicators.existing daylight performance indicators overestimated the

Konis, Kyle Stas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

RemusDB: Transparent High Availability for Database Umar Farooq Minhas Shriram Rajagopalan Brendan Cully Ashraf  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

present a technique for building a high-availability (HA) database management system (DBMS). The proposed technique can be ap- plied to any DBMS with little or no customization, and with reasonable performance capabilities. We show that while Remus and similar systems can protect a DBMS, database workloads incur

Aboulnaga, Ashraf

298

Building  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth (AOD)ProductssondeadjustsondeadjustAboutScienceCareersEnergy,Services » PPPO ProgramPerformanceBuena Vista

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Building  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth (AOD)ProductssondeadjustsondeadjustAboutScienceCareersEnergy,Services » PPPO ProgramPerformanceBuena Vistaon

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Building  

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301

A Stable Whole Building Performance Method for Standard 90.1  

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Wouldn’t it be great if a single energy model could be used to demonstrate minimum code compliance, green code compliance, establish a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating, and determine eligibility for federal tax and utility incentives? Even better, what if the basic rules for creating those models did not change every few years? This paper descibes a recently proposed addendum to ASHRAE/ANSI/IES Standard 90.1 aims to meet those goals. Addendum BM establishes the Performance Rating Method found in Appendix G of Standard 90.1 as a new method of compliance while maintaining its traditional use in gauging the efficiency of beyond code buildings. Furthermore, Addendum BM sets a common baseline building that does not change with each update to the standard.

Rosenberg, Michael I.; Eley, Charles

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

On Variations of Space-heating Energy Use in Office Buildings  

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simulation results with the building databases forthe large office building in Chicago. Figure 9.simulation results with the building databases for the small

Lin, Hung-Wen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

A data-based approach for multivariate model predictive control performance monitoring$  

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of the proposed methodology is demonstrated in a case study of the Wood­Berry distillation column system. & 2010 model predictive control (MPC) controller, which systematically integrates both the assessment'' user-predefined one, this method can properly evaluate the performance of an MPC controller

Chen, Sheng

304

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Konis, Kyle Stas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

SOME ANALYTIC MODELS OF PASSIVE SOLAR BUILDING PERFORMANCE: A THEORETICAL APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF ENERGY-CONSERVING BUILDINGS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

building itself. 4b. A Trombe wall is a south-facing heavywall. The inventor of the Trombe wall discusses some of itsOther windows illuminate Trombe walls of l~ foot concrete. (

Goldstein, David Baird

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Concentrations of indoor pollutants database: User's manual  

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This manual describes the computer-based database on indoor air pollutants. This comprehensive database alloys helps utility personnel perform rapid searches on literature related to indoor air pollutants. Besides general information, it provides guidance for finding specific information on concentrations of indoor air pollutants. The manual includes information on installing and using the database as well as a tutorial to assist the user in becoming familiar with the procedures involved in doing bibliographic and summary section searches. The manual demonstrates how to search for information by going through a series of questions that provide search parameters such as pollutants type, year, building type, keywords (from a specific list), country, geographic region, author's last name, and title. As more and more parameters are specified, the list of references found in the data search becomes smaller and more specific to the user's needs. Appendixes list types of information that can be input into the database when making a request. The CIP database allows individual utilities to obtain information on indoor air quality based on building types and other factors in their own service territory. This information is useful for utilities with concerns about indoor air quality and the control of indoor air pollutants. The CIP database itself is distributed by the Electric Power Software Center and runs on IBM PC-compatible computers.

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1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

quantitative performance indicators of daylight sufficiency?set of daylighting performance indicators for examination inassumptions of performance indicators under real work

Konis, Kyle Stas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

quantitative performance indicators of daylight sufficiency?set of daylighting performance indicators for examination inassumptions of performance indicators under real work

Konis, Kyle Stas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Experimental Research and Performance Analysis of a Solar-Powered Air-conditioning System in a Green Building  

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Based on the green building of the Shanghai Institute of Architectural Science, a solar-powered adsorption air-conditioning system was designed. The operational performance under a typical operating mode in summer was studied, which includes...

Zhai, X.; Wang, R.; Dai, Y.; Wu, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In this project, researchers from the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings team worked with industry partners to develop hydronic system designs that would address performance issues and result in higher overall system efficiencies and improved response times.

311

Improve Indoor Air Quality, Energy Consumption and Building Performance: Leveraging Technology to Improve All Three  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Building owners and occupants expect more from their buildings today- both better IEQ and less energy consumption. Many facilities strive to design and commission a =smart building' - one that is healthy, environmentally conscious and operating...

Wiser, D.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Human comfort and self-estimated performance in relation to indoor environmental parameters and building features  

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quality (IEQ) acceptance in residential buildings, Energyand Building, 41, 930- Lai, J.H.K. and Yik, F.W.H. (2007)of workers in office buildings: the European HOPE project,

Frontczak, Monika

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Seismic Performance, Modeling, and Failure Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Buildings  

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Post- Tensioned Concrete Buildings,” PEER Report 2011/104,RC shear walls in high-rise buildings,” The Young ResearcherExtended 3D Analysis of Building Structures, Computers and

Tuna, Zeynep

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

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

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

Jones, M.; Ledinger, S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Building a Community Infrastructure for Scalable On-Line Performance Analysis Tools around Open|Speedshop  

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Peta-scale computing environments pose significant challenges for both system and application developers and addressing them required more than simply scaling up existing tera-scale solutions. Performance analysis tools play an important role in gaining this understanding, but previous monolithic tools with fixed feature sets have not sufficed. Instead, this project worked on the design, implementation, and evaluation of a general, flexible tool infrastructure supporting the construction of performance tools as “pipelines” of high-quality tool building blocks. These tool building blocks provide common performance tool functionality, and are designed for scalability, lightweight data acquisition and analysis, and interoperability. For this project, we built on Open|SpeedShop, a modular and extensible open source performance analysis tool set. The design and implementation of such a general and reusable infrastructure targeted for petascale systems required us to address several challenging research issues. All components needed to be designed for scale, a task made more difficult by the need to provide general modules. The infrastructure needed to support online data aggregation to cope with the large amounts of performance and debugging data. We needed to be able to map any combination of tool components to each target architecture. And we needed to design interoperable tool APIs and workflows that were concrete enough to support the required functionality, yet provide the necessary flexibility to address a wide range of tools. A major result of this project is the ability to use this scalable infrastructure to quickly create tools that match with a machine architecture and a performance problem that needs to be understood. Another benefit is the ability for application engineers to use the highly scalable, interoperable version of Open|SpeedShop, which are reassembled from the tool building blocks into a flexible, multi-user interface set of tools. This set of tools targeted at Office of Science Leadership Class computer systems and selected Office of Science application codes. We describe the contributions made by the team at the University of Wisconsin. The project built on the efforts in Open|SpeedShop funded by DOE/NNSA and the DOE/NNSA Tri-Lab community, extended Open|Speedshop to the Office of Science Leadership Class Computing Facilities, and addressed new challenges found on these cutting edge systems. Work done under this project at Wisconsin can be divided into two categories, new algorithms and techniques for debugging, and foundation infrastructure work on our Dyninst binary analysis and instrumentation toolkits and MRNet scalability infrastructure.

Miller, Barton

2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

316

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

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an energy-efficient demonstration building and design centerenergy- efficient demonstration office building and designenergy-efficient materials, space-conditioning systems, controls, and design

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Findings from Seven Years of Field Performance Data for Automated Demand Response in Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Automated Demand Response for Small Commercial Buildings. ”Demand Response Strategies and Commissioning Commercial Buildingfor Automated Demand Response in Commercial Buildings Sila

Kiliccote, Sila

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

BUILDING EFFECTIVENESS COMMUNICATION RATIOS FOR IMPROVED BUILDING LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT  

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BUILDING EFFECTIVENESS COMMUNICATION RATIOS FOR IMPROVED BUILDING LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT Elmer building energy performance assessment frameworks, quantifying and categorising buildings post occupancy a performance-based strategy utilising building effectiveness communication ratios stored in Building

319

Fault-tolerant distributed transactions for partitioned OLTP databases  

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This thesis presents Dtxn, a fault-tolerant distributed transaction system designed specifically for building online transaction processing (OLTP) databases. Databases have traditionally been designed as general purpose ...

Jones, Evan P. C. (Evan Philip Charles), 1981-

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: High-Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part 1: Unvented Roof Systems and Innovative Advanced Framing Strategies  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This webinar, held on February 12, 2015, focused on methods to design and build roof and wall systems for high performance homes that optimize energy and moisture performance.

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321

Performance evaluation of passive cooling in office buildings based on uncertainty and sensitivity analysis  

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Natural night ventilation is an interesting passive cooling method in moderate climates. Driven by wind and stack generated pressures, it cools down the exposed building structure at night, in which the heat of the previous day is accumulated. The performance of natural night ventilation highly depends on the external weather conditions and especially on the outdoor temperature. An increase of this outdoor temperature is noticed over the last century and the IPCC predicts an additional rise to the end of this century. A methodology is needed to evaluate the reliable operation of the indoor climate of buildings in case of warmer and uncertain summer conditions. The uncertainty on the climate and on other design data can be very important in the decision process of a building project. The aim of this research is to develop a methodology to predict the performance of natural night ventilation using building energy simulation taking into account the uncertainties in the input. The performance evaluation of natural night ventilation is based on uncertainty and sensitivity analysis. The results of the uncertainty analysis showed that thermal comfort in a single office cooled with single-sided night ventilation had the largest uncertainty. The uncertainties on thermal comfort in case of passive stack and cross ventilation were substantially smaller. However, since wind, as the main driving force for cross ventilation, is highly variable, the cross ventilation strategy required larger louvre areas than the stack ventilation strategy to achieve a similar performance. The differences in uncertainty between the orientations were small. Sensitivity analysis was used to determine the most dominant set of input parameters causing the uncertainty on thermal comfort. The internal heat gains, solar heat gain coefficient of the sunblinds, internal convective heat transfer coefficient, thermophysical properties related to thermal mass, set-point temperatures controlling the natural night ventilation, the discharge coefficient C{sub d} of the night ventilation opening and the wind pressure coefficients C{sub p} were identified to have the largest impact on the uncertainty of thermal comfort. The impact of the warming climate on the uncertainty of thermal comfort was determined. The uncertainty on thermal comfort appeared to increase significantly when a weather data set with recurrence time of 10 years (warm weather) was applied in the transient simulations in stead of a standard weather data set. Natural night ventilation, designed for normal weather conditions, was clearly not able to ensure a high probability of good thermal comfort in warm weather. To ensure a high probability of good thermal comfort and to reduce the performance uncertainty in a warming climate, natural night ventilation has to be combined with additional measures. Different measures were analysed, based on the results of the sensitivity analysis. All the measures were shown to significantly decrease the uncertainty of thermal comfort in warm weather. The study showed the importance to carry out simulations with a warm weather data set together with the analysis under typical conditions. This approach allows to gain a better understanding of the performance of a natural night ventilation design, and to optimize the design to a robust solution. (author)

Breesch, H. [Building Physics, Construction and Services, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ghent University, J. Plateaustraat 22, B-9000 Ghent (Belgium); Sustainable Building Research Group, Department of Construction, Catholic University College Ghent, Gebroeders Desmetstraat 1, B-9000 Ghent (Belgium); Janssens, A. [Building Physics, Construction and Services, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ghent University, J. Plateaustraat 22, B-9000 Ghent (Belgium)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Database of Low-E Storm Window Energy Performance across U.S. Climate Zones (Task ET-WIN-PNNL-FY13-01_5.3)  

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This report describes process, assumptions, and modeling results produced in support of the Emerging Technologies Low-e Storm Windows Task 5.3: Create a Database of U.S. Climate-Based Analysis for Low-E Storm Windows. The scope of the overall effort is to develop a database of energy savings and cost effectiveness of low-E storm windows in residential homes across a broad range of U.S. climates using the National Energy Audit Tool (NEAT) and RESFEN model calculations. This report includes a summary of the results, NEAT and RESFEN background, methodology, and input assumptions, and an appendix with detailed results and assumptions by cliamte zone. Both sets of calculation results will be made publicly available through the Building America Solution Center.

Cort, Katherine A.; Culp, Thomas D.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Building America Expert Meeting Report: Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors  

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This report outlines findings resulting from a U.S. Department of Energy Building America expert meeting to determine how HVAC companies can transition from a traditional contractor status to a service provider for whole house energy upgrade contracting. IBACOS has embarked upon a research effort under the Building America Program to understand business impacts and change management strategies for HVAC companies. HVAC companies can implement these strategies in order to quickly transition from a 'traditional' heating and cooling contractor to a service provider for whole house energy upgrade contracting. Due to HVAC service contracts, which allow repeat interaction with homeowners, HVAC companies are ideally positioned in the marketplace to resolve homeowner comfort issues through whole house energy upgrades. There are essentially two primary ways to define the routes of transition for an HVAC contractor taking on whole house performance contracting: (1) Sub-contracting out the shell repair/upgrade work; and (2) Integrating the shell repair/upgrade work into their existing business. IBACOS held an Expert Meeting on the topic of Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors on March 29, 2011 in San Francisco, CA. The major objectives of the meeting were to: Review and validate the general business models for traditional HVAC companies and whole house energy upgrade companies Review preliminary findings on the differences between the structure of traditional HVAC Companies and whole house energy upgrade companies Seek industry input on how to structure information so it is relevant and useful for traditional HVAC contractors who are transitioning to becoming whole house energy upgrade contractors Seven industry experts identified by IBACOS participated in the session along with one representative from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The objective of the meeting was to validate the general operational profile of an integrated whole house performance contracting company and identify the most significant challenges facing a traditional HVAC contractor looking to transition to a whole house performance contractor. To facilitate the discussion, IBACOS divided the business operations profile of a typical integrated whole house performance contracting company (one that performs both HVAC and shell repair/upgrade work) into seven Operational Areas with more detailed Business Functions and Work Activities falling under each high-level Operational Area. The expert panel was asked to review the operational profile or 'map' of the Business Functions. The specific Work Activities within the Business Functions identified as potential transition barriers were rated by the group relative to the value in IBACOS creating guidance ensuring a successful transition and the relative difficulty in executing.

Burdick, A.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Lessons Learned from Case Studies of Six High-Performance Buildings  

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Commercial buildings have a significant impact on energy use and the environment. They account for approximately 18% (17.9 quads) of the total primary energy consumption in the United States (DOE 2005). The energy used by the building sector continues to increase, primarily because new buildings are added to the national building stock faster than old buildings are retired. Energy consumption by commercial buildings will continue to increase until buildings can be designed to produce more energy than they consume. As a result, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Technologies Program has established a goal to create the technology and knowledge base for marketable zero-energy commercial buildings (ZEBs) by 2025.

Torcellini, P.; Pless, S.; Deru, M.; Griffith, B.; Long, N.; Judkoff, R.

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Decision-Making Aid Tool for the Evaluation and Improvement of the Energy Performance of Stock of Buildings  

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the most adapted one to develop each functionality of the decision- making aid tool for the evaluation and improvement of the energy performance of stock of buildings. Existing methods The Table 1 [1] & [4] shows a brief comparison between... buildings and distribute whole consumptions on end uses. Figure 3 shows the process used to validate the Benchmarking method. Simulations will be carried out with the SIMBAD Toolbox according to the stock data to evaluate energy consumptions...

Joutey, H. A.; Vaezi-Nejad, H.; Lahrech, R.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Controlling Capital Costs in High Performance Office Buildings: A Review of Best Practices for Overcoming Cost Barriers  

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This paper presents a set of 15 best practices for owners, designers, and construction teams of office buildings to reach high performance goals for energy efficiency, while maintaining a competitive budget. They are based on the recent experiences of the owner and design/build team for the Research Support Facility (RSF) on National Renewable Energy Facility's campus in Golden, CO, which show that achieving this outcome requires each key integrated team member to understand their opportunities to control capital costs.

Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Origins of Analysis Methods Used to Design High Performance Commercial Buildings: Part III, Lighting and Daylighting Simulation  

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Origins of analysis methods used to design high performance commercial buildings: Part III, Lighting and daylighting simulation Sukjoon Oh Jeff S. Haberl Student Member ASHRAE Fellow ASHRAE This study is the third part of the review... methods used in lighting and daylighting simulation programs are described. In companion papers, the origins of the analysis methods of whole-building energy and solar energy analysis programs are reviewed(Oh and Haberl 2014a, 2014b). Introduction...

Oh, S.; Haberl, J.S.

328

Origins of Analysis Methods Used to Design High Performance Commercial Buildings: Part I, Whole-Building Energy Simulation  

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loads. In this study, EnergyPlus (Crawley et al. 2001), DOE-2.1e (Winkelmann et al. 1993), eQUEST/DOE2.2 (LBNL and JJH 1998), TRACE (Trane 2013), HAP (Carrier 2013), and TRNSYS (Klein 1976) were studied as whole-building analysis simulation programs... 1987; Ouyang and Haghighat 1991; UIUC and LBNL 2012). The original WFs developed in 1967 and 1971, were also called pre-calculated WFs, which were pre-calculated for specific rooms such as light, medium, and heavy-weight constructions to be used...

Oh, S.; Haberl, J.S.

329

Internet-based Building Performance Analysis Provided as a Low-Cost Commercial Service  

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Internet-based monitoring services can play a very important role in reducing the energy consumed in commercial buildings. They can provide the information needed to identify improvements that should be made in the operation of particular buildings...

Heinemeier, K.; Koran, W.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Design and performance relationships for cable distribution in multi-story office buildings  

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Weaknesses associated with cable distribution systems suggest a lack of design consideration in the planning stage of a building. The primary question to be addressed in this study is do relationships between design considerations and building...

Ryan, Richard Cecil

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Integrated Hygrothermal Performance of Building Envelopes and Systems in Hot and Humid Climates  

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Technology Center VTT Building Technology, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Espoo, Finland Building Technology Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, US Oak Ridge, Tennessee, US ABSTRACT In hot and humid climates the interior... retarders reduce risk of moisture damage, Proceedings of the 4th Symposium, Building Physics in the Nordic Countries, Espoo, Finland, Sept. 9-10, pp.447-454. Karagiozis, A. and Hadjisophocleous G. "Wind- Driven Rain on High-Rise Buildings", Thermal...

Karagiozis, A. N.; Desjarlais, A.; Salonvaara, M.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Continuous Commissioning Based on the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and Intelligent Monitoring  

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H, Stuttgart/Kornwestheim Germany Christian Neumann Operating agent Building EQ Fraunhofer-Institute for Solar Energy Systems Freiburg, Germany ABSTRACT The Save Project BuildingEQ ?Tools and methods for linking EPBD and continuous commissioning... behaviour of the building available at this state. ESL-IC-08-10-08 Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 Page 2 of paper submitted to ICEBO 2008 Berlin Figure 1...

Schmidt, F.; Neumann, C.

333

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building...  

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

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building America's Top Innovations Propel the Home Building Industry toward Higher Performance Building America Top...

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Performance of Coupled Building Energy and CFD Simulations Zhiqiang (John) Zhai  

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and CFD. This investigation implemented these concepts and developed an integrated building design tool, E, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088, USA Abstract The integration of building energy simulation (ES of the integrated building simulation over the separated energy simulation and computational

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

335

SOME ANALYTIC MODELS OF PASSIVE SOLAR BUILDING PERFORMANCE: A THEORETICAL APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF ENERGY-CONSERVING BUILDINGS  

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during construction. many passive houses have performed muchif it occurred, the optimwll passive house would likely havephotographs of a passive solar house at First Village in

Goldstein, David Baird

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The performance check between whole building thermal performance criteria and exterior wall measured clear wall R-value, thermal bridging, thermal mass, and airtightness  

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At the last IEA Annex 32 meeting it was proposed that the annex develop the links between level 1 (the whole building performance) and level 2 (the envelope system). This paper provides a case study of just that type of connection. An exterior wall mockup is hot box tested and modeled in the laboratory. Measurements of the steady state and dynamic behavior of this mockup are used as the basis to define the thermal bridging, thermal mass benefit and air tightness of the whole wall system. These level two performance characteristics are related to the whole building performance. They can be analyzed by a finite difference modeling of the wall assembly. An equivalent wall theory is used to convert three dimensional heat flow to one dimensional terms that capture thermal mass effects, which in turn are used in a common whole building simulation model. This paper illustrates a performance check between the thermal performance of a Massive ICF (Insulating Concrete Form) wall system mocked up (level 2) and Whole Building Performance criteria (level 1) such as total space heating and cooling loads (thermal comfort).

Kosny, J.; Christian, J.E.; Desjarlais, A.O. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Buildings Technology Center; Kossecka, E. [Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland); Berrenberg, L. [American Polysteel Forms (United States)

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Building America Best Practices Series Volume 13: Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Preserving Historic Homes  

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This guide is a resource to help contractors renovate historic houses, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. The best practices described in this document are based on the results of research and demonstration projects conducted by Building America’s research teams. Building America brings together the nation’s leading building scientists with over 300 production builders to develop, test, and apply innovative, energy-efficient construction practices. The guide is available for download from the DOE Building America website www.buildingamerica.gov.

Britt, Michelle L.; Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Hefty, Marye G.; Makela, Erin KB; Schneider, Elaine C.; Kaufman, Ned

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

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

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

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

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Duct leakage impacts on VAV system performance in California large commercial buildings  

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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the variability of duct leakage impacts on air distribution system performance for typical large commercial buildings in California. Specifically, a hybrid DOE-2/TRNSYS sequential simulation approach was used to model the energy use of a low-pressure terminal-reheat variable-air-volume (VAV) HVAC system with six duct leakage configurations (tight to leaky) in nine prototypical large office buildings (representing three construction eras in three California climates where these types of buildings are common). Combined fan power for the variable-speed-controlled supply and return fans at design conditions was assumed to be 0.8 W/cfm. Based on our analyses of the 54 simulation cases, the increase in annual fan energy is estimated to be 40 to 50% for a system with a total leakage of 19% at design conditions compared to a tight system with 5% leakage. Annual cooling plant energy also increases by about 7 to 10%, but reheat energy decreases (about 3 to 10%). In combination, the increase in total annual HVAC site energy is 2 to 14%. The total HVAC site energy use includes supply and return fan electricity consumption, chiller and cooling tower electricity consumption, boiler electricity consumption, and boiler natural gas consumption. Using year 2000 average commercial sector energy prices for California ($0.0986/kWh and $7.71/Million Btu), the energy increases result in 9 to 18% ($7,400 to $9,500) increases in HVAC system annual operating costs. Normalized by duct surface area, the increases in annual operating costs are 0.14 to 0.18 $/ft{sup 2}. Using a suggested one-time duct sealing cost of $0.20 per square foot of duct surface area, these results indicate that sealing leaky ducts in VAV systems has a simple payback period of about 1.3 years. Even with total leakage rates as low as 10%, duct sealing is still cost effective. This suggests that duct sealing should be considered at least for VAV systems with 10% or more total duct leakage. The VAV system that we simulated had perfectly insulated ducts, and maintained constant static pressure in the ducts upstream of the VAV boxes and a constant supply air temperature at the airhandler. Further evaluations of duct leakage impacts should be carried out in the future after methodologies are developed to deal with duct surface heat transfer effects, to deal with airflows entering VAV boxes from ceiling return plenums (e.g., to model parallel fan-powered VAV boxes), and to deal with static pressure reset and supply air temperature reset strategies.

Wray, Craig P.; Matson, Nance E.

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Real-Time Building Energy Simulation Using EnergyPlus and the Building Controls Test Bed  

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Most commercial buildings do not perform as well in practice as intended by the design and their performances often deteriorate over time. Reasons include faulty construction, malfunctioning equipment, incorrectly configured control systems and inappropriate operating procedures (Haves et al., 2001, Lee et al., 2007). To address this problem, the paper presents a simulation-based whole building performance monitoring tool that allows a comparison of building actual performance and expected performance in real time. The tool continuously acquires relevant building model input variables from existing Energy Management and Control System (EMCS). It then reports expected energy consumption as simulated of EnergyPlus. The Building Control Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB) is used as the software platform to provide data linkage between the EMCS, an EnergyPlus model, and a database. This paper describes the integrated real-time simulation environment. A proof-of-concept demonstration is also presented in the paper.

Pang, Xiufeng; Bhattachayra, Prajesh; O'Neill, Zheng; Haves, Philip; Wetter, Michael; Bailey, Trevor

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Building Americas Top Innovations Propel the Home Building Industry toward Higher Performance  

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Operational, aesthetic, and construction process performance for innovative passive and active solar building components for residential buildings  

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A system-based framework creates the ability to integrate operational, aesthetic, and construction process performance. The framework can be used to evaluate innovations within residential construction. By reducing the ...

Settlemyre, Kevin (Kevin Franklin), 1971-

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Scale Matters: An Action Plan for Realizing Sector-Wide"Zero-Energy" Performance Goals in Commercial Buildings  

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It is widely accepted that if the United States is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions it must aggressively address energy end use in the building sector. While there have been some notable but modest successes with mandatory and voluntary programs, there have also been puzzling failures to achieve expected savings. Collectively, these programs have not yet reached the majority of the building stock, nor have they yet routinely produced very large savings in individual buildings. Several trends that have the potential to change this are noteworthy: (1) the growing market interest in 'green buildings' and 'sustainable design', (2) the major professional societies (e.g. AIA, ASHRAE) have more aggressively adopted significant improvements in energy efficiency as strategic goals, e.g. targeting 'zero energy', carbon-neutral buildings by 2030. While this vision is widely accepted as desirable, unless there are significant changes to the way buildings are routinely designed, delivered and operated, zero energy buildings will remain a niche phenomenon rather than a sector-wide reality. Toward that end, a public/private coalition including the Alliance to Save Energy, LBNL, AIA, ASHRAE, USGBC and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) are developing an 'action plan' for moving the U.S. commercial building sector towards zero energy performance. It addresses regional action in a national framework; integrated deployment, demonstration and R&D threads; and would focus on measurable, visible performance indicators. This paper outlines this action plan, focusing on the challenge, the key themes, and the strategies and actions leading to substantial reductions in GHG emissions by 2030.

Selkowitz, Stephen; Selkowitz, Stephen; Granderson, Jessica; Haves, Philip; Mathew, Paul; Harris, Jeff

2008-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

344

Building America  

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IBACOS researched the constructability and viability issues of using high performance windows as one component of a larger approach to building houses that achieve the Building America 70% energy savings target.

Brad Oberg

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

345

Monitored Performance of an Office Building with an Under-floor Air Distribution System  

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- conditioning equipment was assessed and energy and ventilation improvements suggested. The building was found to fall within good practice and standard practice for energy usage in air-conditioned commercial office buildings for the United Kingdom.... However, if not installed or designed properly, these systems can use as much or more energy than a conventional HVAC system. The results of long-term monitoring and short-term measurements in a commercial office building with a UFAD are presented...

Walker, C.; Norford, L.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Influence of two dynamic predictive clothing insulation models on building energy performance  

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Predictive Clothing Insulation Models on Building Energyunnecessarily higher clothing insulation and lower heatingthat the constant clothing insulation assumption lead to the

Lee, Kwang Ho; Schiavon, Stefano

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

LED Site Lighting in the Commercial Building Sector: Opportunities, Challenges, and the CBEA Performance Specification  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This March 26, 2009 webcast presented information about the Commercial Building Energy Alliances' (CBEA) efforts to explore the viability of LED site lighting in commercial parking lots. LED...

348

SIMULATION-ASSISTED DAYLIGHT PERFORMANCE ANALYSISIN A HIGH-RISE OFFICE BUILDING IN SINGAPORE  

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Flodberg, K. (2013). “Daylight utilisation in perimeterJ. , (2005a). “Useful Daylight Illuminance: A NewParadigm to Access Daylight in Buildings”. Lighting

CHIEN, Szu Cheng; TSENG, King Jet

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

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

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buildings. Measured electricity consumption Figure 3 showsthe measured total electricity consumption of the buildingmonths of 2005. The electricity consumption per floor area

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Design and performance relationships for cable distribution in multi-story office buildings.  

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??Weaknesses associated with cable distribution systems suggest a lack of design consideration in the planning stage of a building. The primary question to be addressed… (more)

Ryan, Richard Cecil

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

An implementation of co-simulation for performance prediction of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings  

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and Judkoff, R. 2002. IEA HVAC BESTEST volume 1, Technicaland Judkoff, R. 2004. IEA HVAC BESTEST volume 2, TechnicalOF INNOVATIVE INTEGRATED HVAC SYSTEMS IN BUILDINGS Marija

Trcka, Marija

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

A framework for simulation-based real-time whole building performance assessment  

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Recent developments of the Modelica buildings library forsystem dynamics, such as Modelica [20], should be used tothe 8th International Modelica Conference. Dresden, Germany,

Pang, Xiufeng

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

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

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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

354

2012 Environmental Performance Index: Environmental Health Objective The 2012 EPI builds on measures relevant to the goal of reducing environmental  

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2012 Environmental Performance Index: Environmental Health Objective The 2012 EPI builds on measures relevant to the goal of reducing environmental stresses to human health, which are grouped into one objective category named environmental health. The objective weight is 30% of the overall EPI

Columbia University

355

Decision-making through performance simulation and code compliance from the early, schematic phases of building design  

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and external temperature variations and a utilization factor of the dynamic effect of internal and solar heat (just like performance simulation tools) are mostly used at the end of the building design process that acts as a data manager and process controller to allow concurrent use of #12;2 multiple simulation

356

Building America Webinar: High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction- August 13, 2014- Moisture Monitoring Results in an R-40 Wall  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation, Moisture Monitoring Results in an R-40 Wall, was presented at the Building America webinar, High Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part II, on August 13, 2014.

357

The System Approach to Thermal Performance - Control of Condensation and Mold in Buildings  

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sealing which controls the leakage of air and moisture vapor into the building envelope. New soft foam insulation is now being used in retrofit and new buildings to solve mold and moisture condensation problems. At the same time downsizing of HVAC...

Nicklas, R.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Development of new methodologies for evaluating the energy performance of new commercial buildings  

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-study building in Austin, Texas. First, three new M&V methods were developed to enhance the previous generic M&V framework for new buildings, including: 1) The development of a method to synthesize weathernormalized cooling energy use from a correlation of Motor...

Song, Suwon

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

359

A Real-Time Database Testbed and Performance Evaluation Kyoung-Don Kang, Phillip H. Sin, and Jisu Oh  

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in a timely fashion using a large number of tem- poral data, e.g., current stock prices or traffic sensor@cs.virginia.edu Abstract A lot of real-time database (RTDB) research has been done to process transactions in a timely fashion using fresh data reflecting the current real world status. However, most existing RTDB work

Kang, Kyoung-Don

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A Real-Time Database Testbed and Performance Evaluation Kyoung-Don Kang, Phillip H. Sin, and Jisu Oh  

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) are required to process trans- actions in a timely fashion using a large number of tem- poral data, e@cs.virginia.edu Abstract A lot of real-time database (RTDB) research has been done to process transactions in a timely fashion using fresh data reflecting the current real world sta- tus. However, most existing RTDB work

Son, Sang H.

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

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

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

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Toward Net Energy Buildings: Design, Construction, and Performance of the Grand Canyon House  

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The Grand Canyon house is a joint project of the DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the U.S. National Park Service and is part of the International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling Programme Task 13 (Advanced Solar Low-Energy Buildings). Energy consumption of the house, designed using a whole-building low-energy approach, was reduced by 75% compared to an equivalent house built in accordance with American Building Officials Model Energy Code and the Home Energy Rating System criteria.

C. Edward Hancock; Greg Barker; J. Douglas Balcomb.

1999-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

363

A framework for simulation-based real-time whole building performance assessment  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Performance Assessment Xiufeng Pang, Michael Wetter, PrajeshPerformance Assessment Xiufeng Pang, Michael Wetter, Prajesh

Pang, Xiufeng

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Regional variations in US residential sector fuel prices: implications for development of building energy performance standards  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Energy Performance Standards for New Buildings presented life-cycle-cost based energy budgets for single-family detached residences. These energy budgets varied with regional climatic conditions but were all based on projections of national average prices for gas, oil and electricity. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking indicated that further analysis of the appropriateness of various price measures for use in setting the Standards was under way. This part of that ongoing analysis addresses the availability of fuel price projections, the variation in fuel prices and escalation rates across the US and the effects of aggregating city price data to the state, Region, or national level. The study only provides a portion of the information required to identify the best price aggregation level for developing of the standards. The research addresses some of the economic efficiency considerations necessary for design of a standard that affects heterogeneous regions. The first section discusses the effects of price variation among and within regions on the efficiency of resource allocation when a standard is imposed. Some evidence of the extreme variability in fuel prices across the US is presented. In the second section, time series, cross-sectional fuel price data are statistically analyzed to determine the similarity in mean fuel prices and price escalation rates when the data are treated at increasing levels of aggregation. The findings of this analysis are reported in the third section, while the appendices contain price distributions details. The last section reports the availability of price projections and discusses some EIA projections compared with actual prices.

Nieves, L.A.; Tawil, J.J.; Secrest, T.J.

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

NREL Evaluates the Thermal Performance of Uninsulated Walls to Improve the Accuracy of Building Energy Simulation Tools (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This technical highlight describes NREL research to develop models of uninsulated wall assemblies that help to improve the accuracy of building energy simulation tools when modeling potential energy savings in older homes. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed models for evaluating the thermal performance of walls in existing homes that will improve the accuracy of building energy simulation tools when predicting potential energy savings of existing homes. Uninsulated walls are typical in older homes where the wall cavities were not insulated during construction or where the insulating material has settled. Accurate calculation of heat transfer through building enclosures will help determine the benefit of energy efficiency upgrades in order to reduce energy consumption in older American homes. NREL performed detailed computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis to quantify the energy loss/gain through the walls and to visualize different airflow regimes within the uninsulated cavities. The effects of ambient outdoor temperature, radiative properties of building materials, and insulation level were investigated. The study showed that multi-dimensional airflows occur in walls with uninsulated cavities and that the thermal resistance is a function of the outdoor temperature - an effect not accounted for in existing building energy simulation tools. The study quantified the difference between CFD prediction and the approach currently used in building energy simulation tools over a wide range of conditions. For example, researchers found that CFD predicted lower heating loads and slightly higher cooling loads. Implementation of CFD results into building energy simulation tools such as DOE2 and EnergyPlus will likely reduce the predicted heating load of homes. Researchers also determined that a small air gap in a partially insulated cavity can lead to a significant reduction in thermal resistance. For instance, a 4-in. tall air gap (Figure 1a) led to a 15% reduction in resistance. Similarly, a 2-ft tall air gap (Figure 1c) led to 54% reduction in thermal resistance. NREL researchers plan to extend this study to include additional wall configurations, and also to evaluate the performance of attic spaces with different insulation levels. NREL's objective is to address each potential issue that leads to inaccuracies in building energy simulation tools to improve the predictions.

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2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Impact of design cost on project performance of design bid build projects.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??The majority of public projects in the United States are procured and constructed by state or local governments using the design-bid-build (DBB) project delivery method.… (more)

Mani, Nirajan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Fuzzy Comprehensive Evaluation Model and Influence Factors Analysis on Comprehensive Performance of Green Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

management. In order to solve problems of subjectivity, uncertainty and impossibility of quantitative analysis when evaluating green building, this study establishes a multi-level fuzzy evaluation model by means of fuzzy mathematics method to analyze...

Sun, J.; Wu, Y.; Dai, Z.; Hao, Y.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Building Aautomation system embedded air-handling unit performance degradation detector  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, September 14-17, 2014 Building Energy Efficiency Laboratory @ OU 23 Acknowledgements Dr. Gang Wang University of Miami Dr. Mike Brambley PNNL Funding agencies: 1. PNNL (2011): Summer research. 2. ASHRAE (2011-2013): Developing standard procedures...

Song, L.; Wang, G.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Performance-Based Seismic Demand Assessment of Concentrically Braced Steel Frame Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and Ductility Factors for Steel Frames De- signed According1980), Inelastic Buckling of Steel Struts Under Cyclic LoadBS 5950: Structural use of steel work in building. Part1

Chen, Chui-Hsin

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Evaluating the performance of natural ventilation in buildings through simulation and on-site monitoring  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Natural ventilation in buildings is capable of reducing energy consumption while maintaining a comfortable indoor at the same time. It is important that natural ventilation is taken into consideration in the early design ...

Cheng, Haofan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Continuous Commissioning Performance of Panasonic Tokyo-Shiodome Building-APCBC  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

- ‘Show room for the whole building’ - ‘Lighting fixture for the whole building’ - ‘Energy saving for the whole building’ F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 B? B? B? B? F...-09-08 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Beijing, China, September 14-17, 2014 System diagram 275? VAV7 CAV 1,512m 3 /h 325? ??? WC(W) WC(M) ? ELV?????? 792?238m 3 /h EPS 275? DPE TED THED INV 5.5kW INV 11kW ?? ?? ??...

Zhang, J.; Hasegawa, I.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Structural performance of early 20th century masonry high rise buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Early generation high rise buildings built between 1890 and World War 11 represent a technical transition between traditional load bearing masonry construction and modern curtain wall systems, and are typically referred ...

Buntrock, Rebecca (Rebecca Miriam)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Photovoltaic Performance and Reliability Database: A Gateway to Experimental Data Monitoring Projects for PV at the Florida Solar Energy Center  

DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

This site is the gateway to experimental data monitoring projects for photovoltaic (PV) at the Florida Solar Energy Center. The website and the database were designed to facilitate and standardize the processes for archiving, analyzing and accessing data collected from dozens of operational PV systems and test facilities monitored by FSEC's Photovoltaics and Distributed Generation Division. [copied from http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/research/photovoltaics/data_monitoring/index.htm

374

Improved Building Energy Performance Modelling through Comparison of Measured Data with Simulated Results  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-Institute for Solar Energy Systems Freiburg, Germany Dirk Jacob Fraunhofer-Institute for Solar Energy Systems Freiburg, Germany ABSTRACT This work forms part of the ModBen project conducted by Fraunhofer ISE. This paper aims to compare actual... is a complex building. The complexity comes from the architectural design that ESL-IC-08-10-70 Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 Page 2 of paper submitted...

Bambrook, S.; Jacob, D.

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Proceedings of the ASHRAE/DOE/BTECC Conference, Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings VII, Clearwater Beach, Florida, December 7-11, 1998  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

;1 Proceedings of the Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings VII, December 7-11, 1998LBNL-41443 IS-390 Proceedings of the ASHRAE/DOE/BTECC Conference, Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings VII, Clearwater Beach, Florida, December 7-11, 1998 The research reported

376

Identifying Sources of Volatile Organic Compounds and Aldehydes in a High Performance Building  

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The developers of the Paharpur Business Center (PBC) and Software Technology Incubator Park in New Delhi, India offer an environmentally sustainable building with a strong emphasis on energy conservation, waste minimization and superior indoor air quality (IAQ). To achieve the IAQ goal, the building utilizes a series of air cleaning technologies for treating the air entering the building. These technologies include an initial water wash followed by ultraviolet light treatment and biolfiltration using a greenhouse located on the roof and numerous plants distributed throughout the building. Even with the extensive treatment of makeup air and room air in the PBC, a recent study found that the concentrations of common volatile organic compounds and aldehydes appear to rise incrementally as the air passes through the building from the supply to the exhaust. This finding highlights the need to consider the minimization of chemical sources in buildings in combination with the use of advanced air cleaning technologies when seeking to achieve superior IAQ. The goal of this project was to identify potential source materials for indoor chemicals in the PBC. Samples of building materials, including wood paneling (polished and unpolished), drywall, and plastic from a hydroponic drum that was part of the air cleaning system, were collected from the building for testing. All materials were collected from the PBC building and shipped to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) for testing. The materials were pre-conditioned for two different time periods before measuring material and chemical specific emission factors for a range of VOCs and Aldehydes. Of the six materials tested, we found that the highest emitter of formaldehyde was new plywood paneling. Although polish and paint contribute to some VOC emissions, the main influence of the polish was in altering the capacity of the surface to accumulate formaldehyde. Neither the new nor aged polish contributed significantly to formaldehyde emissions. The VOC emission stream (excluding formaldehyde) was composed of up to 18 different chemicals and the total VOC emissions ranged in magnitude from 7 mu g/m2/h (old wood with old polish) to>500 mu g/m2/h (painted drywall). The formaldehyde emissions from drywall and old wood with either new or old polish were ~;;15 mu g/m2/h while the new wood material emitted>100 mu g/m2/h. However, when the projected surface area of each material in the building was considered, the new wood, old wood and painted drywall material all contributed substantially to the indoor formaldehyde loading while the coatings contributed primarily to the VOCs.

Ortiz, Anna C.; Russell, Marion; Lee, Wen-Yee; Apte, Michael; Maddalena, Randy

2010-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

377

A Case for Database Filesystems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Data intensive science is offering new challenges and opportunities for Information Technology and traditional relational databases in particular. Database filesystems offer the potential to store Level Zero data and analyze Level 1 and Level 3 data within the same database system [2]. Scientific data is typically composed of both unstructured files and scalar data. Oracle SecureFiles is a new database filesystem feature in Oracle Database 11g that is specifically engineered to deliver high performance and scalability for storing unstructured or file data inside the Oracle database. SecureFiles presents the best of both the filesystem and the database worlds for unstructured content. Data stored inside SecureFiles can be queried or written at performance levels comparable to that of traditional filesystems while retaining the advantages of the Oracle database.

Adams, P A; Hax, J C

2009-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

378

Scale Matters: An Action Plan for Realizing Sector-Wide "Zero-Energy" Performance Goals in Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

even further. These “net zero energy” buildings (ZEB) followperformance goals for net zero energy buildings. There are abuilding site: a net zero energy building is characterized

Selkowitz, Stephen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Scale Matters: An Action Plan for Realizing Sector-Wide "Zero-Energy" Performance Goals in Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Washington,Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Washington,Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Washington,

Selkowitz, Stephen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 6: High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This guide is was written by PNNL for the US Department of Energy's Building America program to provide information for residential production builders interested in building near zero energy homes. The guide provides indepth descriptions of various roof-top photovoltaic power generating systems for homes. The guide also provides extensive information on various designs of solar thermal water heating systems for homes. The guide also provides construction company owners and managers with an understanding of how solar technologies can be added to their homes in a way that is cost effective, practical, and marketable. Twelve case studies provide examples of production builders across the United States who are building energy-efficient homes with photovoltaic or solar water heating systems.

Baechler, Michael C.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Ruiz, Kathleen A.; Steward, Heidi E.; Love, Pat M.

2007-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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381

National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Aimed at Reducing Risk for Residential Retrofit Industry (Fact Sheet)  

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This technical highlight describes NREL research to develop a publicly available database of energy retrofit measures containing performance characteristics and cost estimates for nearly 3,000 measures. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed the National Residential Efficiency Measures Database, a public database that characterizes the performance and costs of common residential energy efficiency measures. The data are available for use in software programs that evaluate cost-effective retrofit measures to improve the energy efficiency of residential buildings. The database provides a single, consistent source of current data for DOE and private-sector energy audit and simulation software tools and the retrofit industry. The database will reduce risk for residential retrofit industry stakeholders by providing a central, publicly vetted source of up-to-date information.

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2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Inputs for the Daiken AC (Americas), Inc. Altherma Air-to-Water Source Heat Pump System The Building-to-Water Source Heat Pump can provide space heating, space cooling and domestic water heating functions Required Compliance Software Inputs-- The Altherma Air-to-Water Source Heat Pump system is an electric heat

383

Validation of Simulated Thermal Comfort using a Calibrated Building Energy Simulation (BES) model in the context of Building Performance Evaluation & Optimisation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Building Energy Simulation (BES) models play a significant role in the design and optimisation of buildings. Simulation models may be used to compare the cost-effectiveness of Energy- Conservation Measures (ECMs) in the design stage as well...

Coakley, D.; Corry, E. J.; Keane, M. M.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Building operating systems services: An architecture for programmable buildings.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

7.3.2 Building Performance Analysis . . . . . . 7.4 RelatedWork 2.1 Building Physical Design . . . . . . . . . .3.2.6 Building Applications . . . . . . . . . . .

Dawson-Haggerty, Stephen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building America's Top Innovations Propel the Home Building Industry toward Higher Performance Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame...

386

Text-Alternative Version: LED Lighting in a Performing Arts Building Webinar  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

 Welcome ladies and gentlemen. I'm Bob Davis with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and I'd like to welcome you to today's webcast titled, LEDs, Can They Perform in a Performing Arts...

387

Potential for the Use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts to Reduce Energy Consumption and Provide Energy and Cost Savings in Non-Building Applications  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The findings of this study indicate that potential exists in non-building applications to save energy and costs. This potential could save billions of federal dollars, reduce reliance on fossil fuels, increase energy independence and security, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Federal Government has nearly twenty years of experience with achieving similar energy cost reductions, and letting the energy costs savings pay for themselves, by applying energy savings performance contracts (ESPC) inits buildings. Currently, the application of ESPCs is limited by statute to federal buildings. This study indicates that ESPCs can be a compatible and effective contracting tool for achieving savings in non-building applications.

Williams, Charles; Green, Andrew S.; Dahle, Douglas; Barnett, John; Butler, Pat; Kerner, David

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Development of a High-Performance Office Building Simulation Model for a Hot and Humid Climate  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

48% total energy savings above the ASHRAE 90.1-1999 code and 61% savings when compared to the calibrated simulation model of the case-study building. The results show that substantial energy savings can be achieved only by using common... to the field measured data and was presented in the previous publication (Cho and Haberl, 2008a). The calibrated simulation model was further extended to an ASHRAE 90.1 code-compliant model, which was used as the baseline model for the development of a...

Cho, S.; Haberl, J.

389

Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … High-Performance Furnace Blowers  

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

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-Up fromDepartmentTie Ltd:June 2015 < prev next > Sun MonThis BuildingExterior

390

Evaluating Energy Performance and Improvement Potential of China Office Buildings in the Hot Humid Climate Against U.S. Reference Buildings: Preprint  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This study compares the building code standards for office buildings in hot humid climates of China and the USA. A benchmark office building model is developed for Guangzhou, China that meets China's minimum national and regional building codes with incorporation of common design and construction practices for the area. The Guangzhou office benchmark model is compared to the ASHRAE standard based US model for Houston, Texas which has similar climate conditions. The research further uses a building energy optimization tool to optimize the Chinese benchmark with existing US products to identify the primary areas for potential energy savings. The most significant energy-saving options are then presented as recommendations for potential improvements to current China building codes.

Herrman, L.; Deru, M.; Zhai, J.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

The Value of Energy Performance and Green Attributes in Buildings: A Review of Existing Literature and Recommendations for Future Research  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Labels, certifications, and rating systems for energy efficiency performance and “green” attributes of buildings have been available in the U.S. for over 10 years, and used extensively in the European Union and Australia for longer. Such certifications and ratings can make energy efficiency more visible, and could help spur demand for energy efficiency if these designations are shown to have a positive impact on sales or rental prices. This policy brief discusses the findings and methodologies from recent studies on this topic, and suggests recommendations for future research. Although there have been just a handful of studies within the last 10 years that have investigated these effects, a few key findings emerge: To maximize sales price impact, label or rating information must be disclosed early and visibly in the sales process; The approach to evaluating energy efficiency labels (e.g., ENERGY STAR) and general “green” certifications (e.g., LEED or GreenPoint Rated) may need to be different, depending on the type, vintage and market penetration of the label; Collaborative efforts to promote label adoption and build a large dataset of labeled buildings will be required to produce reliable study results.

Stuart, Elizabeth

2011-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

392

Proceedings of the ASHRAE/DOE/BTECC Conference, Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings VII, Clearwater Beach, Florida, December 7-11, 1998  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

LBNL-41694 BS-384 Proceedings of the ASHRAE/DOE/BTECC Conference, Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings VII, Clearwater Beach, Florida, December 7-11, 1998 This work was supported

393

Automatic flush valve performance (gallons per flush) measured from fixtures in a mixed-use classroom/office building at Texas A&M University  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

flush valve performance (gpf) of fixtures in a mixed use classroom building at Texas A&M University. Water consumption (gpf) among three types of fixtures; low-consumption manual, old optic automatic and improved optic automatic systems are measured...

Lertbannaphong, Salilla

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

394

The Value of Energy Performance and Green Attributes in Buildings: A Review of Existing Literature and Recommendations for Future Research  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

nationwide.   the Green Building  (range of green  New Home Builders’ National Green Building Standard; and 4) theis a program of the U.S. Green Building Council and rates

Stuart, Elizabeth

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Broken Information Feedback Loops Prevent Good Building Energy Performance—Integrated Technological and Sociological Fixes Are Needed  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Monterey CAStudy of Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Panel 4 Paper 1130.Summer Study of Energy Efficiency in Buildings. 5:13-5:25.

Arens, Edward; Brown, Karl

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

sample includes both very low energy buildings and buildingsto produce a low-energy building over a considerable range9Q.E guidelines. The low energy use of these building may be

Piette, M.A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Comparison of Demand Response Performance with an EnergyPlus Model in a Low Energy Campus Building  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We have studied a low energy building on a campus of theEnergyPlus Model in a Low Energy Campus Building Junqiao HanEnergyPlus Model in a Low Energy Campus Building Junqiao Han

Dudley, Junqiao Han

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Development of an integrated building load and ground source heat pump model to assess heat pump and ground loop design and performance in a commercial office building.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) offer an efficient method for cooling and heating buildings, reducing energy usage and operating cost. In hot, arid regions such… (more)

Blair, Jacob Dale

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Evaluation of Climate-Based Daylight Performance in Tropical Office Buildings- A Case Study  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and Z. Rogers, Dynamic Daylight Performance Metrics forof interior design on the daylight availability in open plan2002. [14] Z. Rogers, Daylight metric development using

Szu-Cheng, CHIEN; King Jet, TSENG

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Performance-based assessment of daylight on tropical buildings- a case Study  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

81% 81% 95% 96% 74% 68% Daylight autonomy max (DAmax) >5%32% 28% 11% 9% 11% 6% Useful daylight illuminance (UDI) Daylight Performance Metrics for

Szu Cheng, CHIEN

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Piette, M.A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Thick Buildings [Standards  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

on Occupant Behavior in Buildings, New Directions forSacramento, is a thin building that surrounds an atrium. (Performance of a Green Building," Urban UndQune 1992): 23-

Coffin, Christie Johnson

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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For presentation at Building Simulation '99, International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), September 13-15, 1999, in Kyoto, Japan, and to be published in the Proceedings.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098. THERM 2.0: A BUILDING COMPONENT MODEL FOR STEADY-dimensional heat transfer simulations require complex methods for describing the model geometry. This added #12;1 THERM 2.0: A BUILDING COMPONENT MODEL FOR STEADY-STATE TWO-DIMENSIONAL HEAT TRANSFER Charlie

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Wireless Infrastructure for Performing Monitoring, Diagnostics, and Control HVAC and Other Energy-Using Systems in Small Commercial Buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This project focused on developing a low-cost wireless infrastructure for monitoring, diagnosing, and controlling building systems and equipment. End users receive information via the Internet and need only a web browser and Internet connection. The system used wireless communications for: (1) collecting data centrally on site from many wireless sensors installed on building equipment, (2) transmitting control signals to actuators and (3) transmitting data to an offsite network operations center where it is processed and made available to clients on the Web (see Figure 1). Although this wireless infrastructure can be applied to any building system, it was tested on two representative applications: (1) monitoring and diagnostics for packaged rooftop HVAC units used widely on small commercial buildings and (2) continuous diagnosis and control of scheduling errors such as lights and equipment left on during unoccupied hours. This project developed a generic infrastructure for performance monitoring, diagnostics, and control, applicable to a broad range of building systems and equipment, but targeted specifically to small to medium commercial buildings (an underserved market segment). The proposed solution is based on two wireless technologies. The first, wireless telemetry, is used for cell phones and paging and is reliable and widely available. This risk proved to be easily managed during the project. The second technology is on-site wireless communication for acquiring data from sensors and transmitting control signals. The technology must enable communication with many nodes, overcome physical obstructions, operate in environments with other electrical equipment, support operation with on-board power (instead of line power) for some applications, operate at low transmission power in license-free radio bands, and be low cost. We proposed wireless mesh networking to meet these needs. This technology is relatively new and has been applied only in research and tests. This proved to be a major challenge for the project and was ultimately abandoned in favor of a directly wired solution for collecting sensor data at the building. The primary reason for this was the relatively short ranges at which we were able to effectively place the sensor nodes from the central receiving unit. Several different mesh technologies were attempted with similar results. Two hardware devices were created during the original performance period of the project. The first device, the WEB-MC, is a master control unit that has two radios, a CPU, memory, and serves as the central communications device for the WEB-MC System (Currently called the 'BEST Wireless HVAC Maintenance System' as a tentative commercial product name). The WEB-MC communicates with the local mesh network system via one of its antennas. Communication with the mesh network enables the WEB-MC to configure the network, send/receive data from individual motes, and serves as the primary mechanism for collecting sensor data at remote locations. The second antenna enables the WEB-MC to connect to a cellular network ('Long-Haul Communications') to transfer data to and from the NorthWrite Network Operations Center (NOC). A third 'all-in-one' hardware solution was created after the project was extended (Phase 2) and additional resources were provided. The project team leveraged a project funded by the State of Washington to develop a hardware solution that integrated the functionality of the original two devices. The primary reason for this approach was to eliminate the mesh network technical difficulties that severely limited the functionality of the original hardware approach. There were five separate software developments required to deliver the functionality needed for this project. These include the Data Server (or Network Operations Center), Web Application, Diagnostic Software, WEB-MC Embedded Software, Mote Embedded Software. Each of these developments was necessarily dependent on the others. This resulted in a challenging management task - requiring high bandwidth communications among

Patrick O'Neill

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

405

A Retrofit Tool for Improving Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

406

Proceedings of Thermal VII, Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings,  

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LBNL-42871 BS-400 Proceedings of Thermal VII, Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes locations. The user describes the physical, thermal and optical properties of the windows in each

407

Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: The Performance...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

(Fact Sheet) The first Challenge Home built in New England features cool-roof shingles, HERS 20-42, and walls densely packed with blown fiberglass. The Performance House: A Cold...

408

The CEBAF Element Database  

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With the inauguration of the CEBAF Element Database (CED) in Fall 2010, Jefferson Lab computer scientists have taken a step toward the eventual goal of a model-driven accelerator. Once fully populated, the database will be the primary repository of information used for everything from generating lattice decks to booting control computers to building controls screens. A requirement influencing the CED design is that it provide access to not only present, but also future and past configurations of the accelerator. To accomplish this, an introspective database schema was designed that allows new elements, types, and properties to be defined on-the-fly with no changes to table structure. Used in conjunction with Oracle Workspace Manager, it allows users to query data from any time in the database history with the same tools used to query the present configuration. Users can also check-out workspaces to use as staging areas for upcoming machine configurations. All Access to the CED is through a well-documented Application Programming Interface (API) that is translated automatically from original C++ source code into native libraries for scripting languages such as perl, php, and TCL making access to the CED easy and ubiquitous.

Theodore Larrieu, Christopher Slominski, Michele Joyce

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

410

The Analysis of Dynamic Thermal Performance of Insulated Wall and Building Cooling Energy Consumption in Guangzhou  

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transfer? W/(m2?K),here it is19.0 W/(m2? K)? The interior surface coefficient of heat transfer ? i is 8.7 W/(m2?K). 2.1.2 Construction of Wall The 3 different walls were analyzed. They are 200mm reinforced concrete (RC) wall, 200mm RC and 50mm... polystyrene board internal insulation wall, 200mm RC and 50mm polystyrene board external insulation wall. Tab. 1 shows the thermal performance of the walls, and Fig. 1 shows the construction sketch map of the wall. Tab. 1 Thermal performance parameter...

Zhao, L.; Li, X.; Li, L.; Gao, Y.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Construction cost impact analysis of the U.S. Department of Energy mandatory performance standards for new federal commercial and multi-family, high-rise residential buildings  

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In accordance with federal legislation, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has conducted a project to demonstrate use of its Energy Conservation Voluntary Performance Standards for Commercial and Multi-Family High-Rise Residential Buildings; Mandatory for New Federal Buildings; Interim Rule (referred to in this report as DOE-1993). A key requisite of the legislation requires DOE to develop commercial building energy standards that are cost effective. During the demonstration project, DOE specifically addressed this issue by assessing the impacts of the standards on (1) construction costs, (2) builders (and especially small builders) of multi-family, high-rise buildings, and (3) the ability of low-to moderate-income persons to purchase or rent units in such buildings. This document reports on this project.

Di Massa, F.V.; Hadley, D.L.; Halverson, M.A.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Roof-top solar energy potential under performance-based building energy codes: The case of Spain  

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The quantification at regional level of the amount of energy (for thermal uses and for electricity) that can be generated by using solar systems in buildings is hindered by the availability of data for roof area estimation. In this note, we build on an existing geo-referenced method for determining available roof area for solar facilities in Spain to produce a quantitative picture of the likely limits of roof-top solar energy. The installation of solar hot water systems (SHWS) and photovoltaic systems (PV) is considered. After satisfying up to 70% (if possible) of the service hot water demand in every municipality, PV systems are installed in the remaining roof area. Results show that, applying this performance-based criterion, SHWS would contribute up to 1662 ktoe/y of primary energy (or 68.5% of the total thermal-energy demand for service hot water), while PV systems would provide 10 T W h/y of electricity (or 4.0% of the total electricity demand). (author)

Izquierdo, Salvador; Montanes, Carlos; Dopazo, Cesar; Fueyo, Norberto [Fluid Mechanics Group, University of Zaragoza and LITEC (CSIC), Maria de Luna 3, 50018 Zaragoza (Spain)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

413

LED Lighting in a Performing Arts Building at the University of Florida  

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The U.S. DOE GATEWAY Demonstration Program supports demonstrations of high-performance solid-state lighting (SSL) products in order to develop empirical data and experience with the in-the-field applications of this advanced lighting technology. This report describes the process and results of the 2013 - 2014 GATEWAY demonstration of SSL technology in the Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. The LED solutions combined with dimming controls utilized in four interior spaces - the Acting Studio, Dance Studio, Scene Shop, and Dressing Room - received high marks from instructors, students/performers, and reduced energy use in all cases. The report discusses in depth and detail of each project area including specifications, energy savings, and user observations. The report concludes with lessons learned during the demonstration.

Miller, Naomi J.; Kaye, Stan; Coleman, Patricia; Wilkerson, Andrea M.; Perrin, Tess E.; Sullivan, Gregory P.

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Introduction to Database Database Systems Lecture 1  

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Introduction to Database Systems Database Systems Lecture 1 Natasha Alechina www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~nza/G51DBS #12;In this Lecture · Course Information · Databases and Database Systems · Some History questions · Format similar to previous years. #12;Textbook · Recommended textbooks: · `Database Systems

Alechina, Natasha

415

Database Manipulation on Quantum Computers  

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Manipulating a database system on a quantum computer is an essential aim to benefit from the promising speed-up of quantum computers over classical computers in areas that take a vast amount of storage and processing time such as in databases. In this paper, the basic operations for manipulating the data in a quantum database will be defined, e.g. INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, SELECT, backing up and restoring a database file. This gives the ability to perform the data processing that usually takes a long processing time on a classical database system, in a simultaneous way on a quantum computer. Defining a quantum version of more advanced concepts used in database systems, e.g. the referential integrity and the relational algebra, is a normal extension to this work

Ahmed Younes

2007-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

416

Experimental and Simulation Study on the Performance of Daylighting in an Industrial Building and its Energy Saving Potential  

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electricity consumption in Hong Kong [3]. For industrial buildings, the percentage varies widely depending-34% of the total building electricity consumption in Dongguan, China [4]. To reduce the energy consumption reduce building energy consumption effectively. Studies on this topic have been mostly conducted

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

417

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

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

418

Commercial Building Energy Baseline Modeling Software: Performance Metrics and Method Testing with Open Source Models and Implications for Proprietary Software Testing  

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The overarching goal of this work is to advance the capabilities of technology evaluators in evaluating the building-level baseline modeling capabilities of Energy Management and Information System (EMIS) software. Through their customer engagement platforms and products, EMIS software products have the potential to produce whole-building energy savings through multiple strategies: building system operation improvements, equipment efficiency upgrades and replacements, and inducement of behavioral change among the occupants and operations personnel. Some offerings may also automate the quantification of whole-building energy savings, relative to a baseline period, using empirical models that relate energy consumption to key influencing parameters, such as ambient weather conditions and building operation schedule. These automated baseline models can be used to streamline the whole-building measurement and verification (M&V) process, and therefore are of critical importance in the context of multi-measure whole-building focused utility efficiency programs. This report documents the findings of a study that was conducted to begin answering critical questions regarding quantification of savings at the whole-building level, and the use of automated and commercial software tools. To evaluate the modeling capabilities of EMIS software particular to the use case of whole-building savings estimation, four research questions were addressed: 1. What is a general methodology that can be used to evaluate baseline model performance, both in terms of a) overall robustness, and b) relative to other models? 2. How can that general methodology be applied to evaluate proprietary models that are embedded in commercial EMIS tools? How might one handle practical issues associated with data security, intellectual property, appropriate testing ‘blinds’, and large data sets? 3. How can buildings be pre-screened to identify those that are the most model-predictable, and therefore those whose savings can be calculated with least error? 4. What is the state of public domain models, that is, how well do they perform, and what are the associated implications for whole-building measurement and verification (M&V)? Additional project objectives that were addressed as part of this study include: (1) clarification of the use cases and conditions for baseline modeling performance metrics, benchmarks and evaluation criteria, (2) providing guidance for determining customer suitability for baseline modeling, (3) describing the portfolio level effects of baseline model estimation errors, (4) informing PG&E’s development of EMIS technology product specifications, and (5) providing the analytical foundation for future studies about baseline modeling and saving effects of EMIS technologies. A final objective of this project was to demonstrate the application of the methodology, performance metrics, and test protocols with participating EMIS product vendors.

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

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

University Buildings Landmark Buildings  

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

Paxton, Anthony T.

420

University Buildings Landmark Buildings  

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

Müller, Jens-Dominik

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421

University Buildings Landmark Buildings  

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

Paxton, Anthony T.

422

A Buildings Module for the Stochastic Energy Deployment System  

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F.W. Dodge 1991: Building Stock Database Methodology andEnd-Use Flow Maps for the Buildings Sector, D.B. Belzer,N ATIONAL L ABORATORY A Buildings Module for the Stochastic

Marnay, Chris

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

NIST Preliminary Reconnaissance, Building  

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NIST Preliminary Reconnaissance, Building Performance and Emergency Communications, Joplin)): Support R&D to improve building codes and standards and practices for design and construction of buildings of and data collection on the impact of severe wind on buildings, structures, and infrastructure ­ Section 204

Magee, Joseph W.

424

Development of a New ASHRAE Protocol for Measuring and Reporting the On-Site Performance of Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings  

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that includes descriptions and installation instructions for sensors needed for measuring, procedures for retrieving data from remote buildings, and an overview of analysis methods in the Texas LoanSTAR program. • ORNL Report “Measuring Energy...-Saving Retrofits: Experiences from the Texas LoanSTAR Program” (1996). This ORNL Report contains a complete description of the measurement and verification methods developed for the Texas LoanSTAR program. • Sustainability Assessment of the Robert E. Johnson...

Haberl, Jeff; Case, Mark; Kettler, Herald; Hunn, Bruce; Owens, Brendan

425

Building 32 35 Building 36  

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

Botte, Gerardine G.

426

The Value of Energy Performance and Green Attributes in Buildings: A Review of Existing Literature and Recommendations for Future Research  

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quantify the value of “green” and energy efficiency upgradesof homes with Build Green, ENERGY STAR or LEED for Homes major renovations, and energy or “green” upgrade projects.

Stuart, Elizabeth

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

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

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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

428

Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning...  

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

Control strategies to improve hydronic space heating performance Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings - Control...

429

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

430

Building Performance Simulation  

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usage simulation. PhD Thesis, Eindhoven University of Technology,usage simulation. PhD thesis, Eindhoven University of Technology,

Hong, Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Building Performance Simulation  

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Chiller efficiency  Boiler efficiency  Daylighting control the chiller or boiler efficiency inputs to the EnergyPlus both chiller COP and  boiler efficiency are assumed to be 

Hong, Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

High Performance Sustainable Buildings  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation ProposedUsingFun withconfinement plasmas in the Madison SymmetricHigh

433

Building Performance Simulation  

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repair  and  refrigerant  charge,  are  investigated  using mechanical repair and refrigerant charge, are investigatedover  or  under  refrigerant charge EMS,  adjust  fan 

Hong, Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Best Practice Commissioning Database for Green Buildings  

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to 3 Y e a r u p to 6 Y e a r u p to 1 0 Y e a over 10 Years s s r s www.hothumidsymposium.org 4 ADAPTING AIR HUMIDITY TO ACTUAL REQUIREMENTS Basic Conditions and Requirements This measure can be applied to air conditioning sys- tems... as the reduction of waste and material flow. The focus of these projects in particu- lar, was set on optimization measures with a maxi- mum of 5 to 10 years for amortization. For a generic, and worldwide use, the measures are classified into four climate zones...

Baumann, O.; Domke, M.; Reiser, C.; Umpfenbach, M.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Top Resources | Commercial Buildings Resource Database  

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

commissioning can greatly improve the quality and energy efficiency of commercial refrigeration systems. This guide provides... How-To Guide Download Read more Download...

436

Project Final Report: Building a Community Infrastructure for Scalable On-Line Performance Analysis Tools around Open|SpeedShop  

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In this project we created a community tool infrastructure for program development tools targeting Petascale class machines and beyond. This includes tools for performance analysis, debugging, and correctness tools, as well as tuning and optimization frameworks. The developed infrastructure provides a comprehensive and extensible set of individual tool building components. We started with the basic elements necessary across all tools in such an infrastructure followed by a set of generic core modules that allow a comprehensive performance analysis at scale. Further, we developed a methodology and workflow that allows others to add or replace modules, to integrate parts into their own tools, or to customize existing solutions. In order to form the core modules, we built on the existing Open|SpeedShop infrastructure and decomposed it into individual modules that match the necessary tool components. At the same time, we addressed the challenges found in performance tools for petascale systems in each module. When assembled, this instantiation of community tool infrastructure provides an enhanced version of Open|SpeedShop, which, while completely different in its architecture, provides scalable performance analysis for petascale applications through a familiar interface. This project also built upon and enhances capabilities and reusability of project partner components as specified in the original project proposal. The overall project team’s work over the project funding cycle was focused on several areas of research, which are described in the following sections. The reminder of this report also highlights related work as well as preliminary work that supported the project. In addition to the project partners funded by the Office of Science under this grant, the project team included several collaborators who contribute to the overall design of the envisioned tool infrastructure. In particular, the project team worked closely with the other two DOE NNSA laboratories Los Alamos and Sandia leveraging co-funding for Krell by ASC’s Common Computing Environment (CCE) program as laid out in the original proposal. The ASC CCE co-funding, coordinated through LLNL, was for 50% of the total project funding, with the ASC CCE portion of the funding going entirely to Krell, while the ASCR funding itself was split between Krell and the funded partners. This report covers the entire project from both funding sources. Additionally, the team leveraged the expertise of software engineering researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, who specialize in software framework design, in order to achieve a broadly acceptable component framework. The Component Based Tool Framework (CBTF) software has been released to the community. Information related to the project and the released software can be found on the CBTF wiki page at: http://sourceforge.net/p/cbtf/wiki/Home

Galarowicz, James

2014-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

437

Building Green in Greensburg: City Hall Building  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

438

Frederick County- Green Building Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Frederick County administers a green building program. It has two goals: (1) to ensure that County building projects implement strategies that enhance environmental performance and fiscal...

439

An actuarial approach to retrofit savings in buildings  

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An actuarial method has been developed for determining energy savings from retrofits from energy use data for a number of buildings. This method should be contrasted with the traditional method of using pre- and post-retrofit data on the same building. This method supports the U.S. Department of Energy Building Performance Database of real building performance data and related tools that enable engineering and financial practitioners to evaluate retrofits. The actuarial approach derives, from the database, probability density functions (PDFs) for energy savings from retrofits by creating peer groups for the user’s pre post buildings. From the energy use distribution of the two groups, the savings PDF is derived. This provides the basis for engineering analysis as well as financial risk analysis leading to investment decisions. Several technical issues are addressed: The savings PDF is obtained from the pre- and post-PDF through a convolution. Smoothing using kernel density estimation is applied to make the PDF more realistic. The low data density problem can be mitigated through a neighborhood methodology. Correlations between pre and post buildings are addressed to improve the savings PDF. Sample size effects are addressed through the Kolmogorov--Smirnov tests and quantile-quantile plots.

Subbarao, Krishnappa; Etingov, Pavel V.; Reddy, T. A.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Autotune E+ Building Energy Models  

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This paper introduces a novel Autotune methodology under development for calibrating building energy models (BEM). It is aimed at developing an automated BEM tuning methodology that enables models to reproduce measured data such as utility bills, sub-meter, and/or sensor data accurately and robustly by selecting best-match E+ input parameters in a systematic, automated, and repeatable fashion. The approach is applicable to a building retrofit scenario and aims to quantify the trade-offs between tuning accuracy and the minimal amount of ground truth data required to calibrate the model. Autotune will use a suite of machine-learning algorithms developed and run on supercomputers to generate calibration functions. Specifically, the project will begin with a de-tuned model and then perform Monte Carlo simulations on the model by perturbing the uncertain parameters within permitted ranges. Machine learning algorithms will then extract minimal perturbation combinations that result in modeled results that most closely track sensor data. A large database of parametric EnergyPlus (E+) simulations has been made publicly available. Autotune is currently being applied to a heavily instrumented residential building as well as three light commercial buildings in which a de-tuned model is autotuned using faux sensor data from the corresponding target E+ model.

New, Joshua Ryan [ORNL; Sanyal, Jibonananda [ORNL; Bhandari, Mahabir S [ORNL; Shrestha, Som S [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

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

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

Cort, Katherine A.; Judd, Kathleen S.

2014-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

442

IEA Task 27 BUILDING ENVELOPE COMPONENTS  

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

443

NUCLEAR STRUCTURE DATABASE  

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CALIFORNIA NUCLEAR STRUCTURE DATABASE R. B. Firestone and E.11089 NUCLEAR STRUCTURE DATABASE by R.B. Firestone and E.iii- NUCLEAR STRUCTURE DATABASE R.B Firestone and E. Browne

Firestone, R.B.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Lessons Learned From Developing Reactor Pressure Vessel Steel Embrittlement Database  

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Materials behaviors caused by neutron irradiation under fission and/or fusion environments can be little understood without practical examination. Easily accessible material information system with large material database using effective computers is necessary for design of nuclear materials and analyses or simulations of the phenomena. The developed Embrittlement Data Base (EDB) at ORNL is this comprehensive collection of data. EDB database contains power reactor pressure vessel surveillance data, the material test reactor data, foreign reactor data (through bilateral agreements authorized by NRC), and the fracture toughness data. The lessons learned from building EDB program and the associated database management activity regarding Material Database Design Methodology, Architecture and the Embedded QA Protocol are described in this report. The development of IAEA International Database on Reactor Pressure Vessel Materials (IDRPVM) and the comparison of EDB database and IAEA IDRPVM database are provided in the report. The recommended database QA protocol and database infrastructure are also stated in the report.

Wang, Jy-An John [ORNL

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Clean Energy Program Policy Brief. The Value of Energy Performance and Green Attributes in Buildings: Review of Existing Literature and Recommendations for Future Research.  

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nationwide.   the Green Building  (range of green  New http://www.southface.org/green? building?services/programs/regarding residential green building and provide further

Stuart, Elizabeth

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

A study of time-dependent responses of a mechanical displacement ventilation (DV) system and an underfloor air distribution (UFAD) system : building energy performance of the UFAD system  

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electricity demand responses in a building. The remedieselectricity demand responses for a building. An alternativedemand response (DR), is widely suggested for building HVAC

Yu, Jong Keun

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

CALIFORNIA ENERGY Large HVAC Building  

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CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION Large HVAC Building Survey Information Database of Buildings over 100 Design of Large Commercial HVAC Systems research project, one of six research elements in the Integrated Design of Large Commercial HVAC Systems Integrated Design of Small Commercial HVAC Systems Integrated

448

Validation Methodology to Allow Simulated Peak Reduction and Energy Performance Analysis of Residential Building Envelope with Phase Change Materials: Preprint  

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Phase change materials (PCM) represent a potential technology to reduce peak loads and HVAC energy consumption in residential buildings. This paper summarizes NREL efforts to obtain accurate energy simulations when PCMs are modeled in residential buildings: the overall methodology to verify and validate Conduction Finite Difference (CondFD) and PCM algorithms in EnergyPlus is presented in this study. It also shows preliminary results of three residential building enclosure technologies containing PCM: PCM-enhanced insulation, PCM impregnated drywall and thin PCM layers. The results are compared based on predicted peak reduction and energy savings using two algorithms in EnergyPlus: the PCM and Conduction Finite Difference (CondFD) algorithms.

Tabares-Velasco, P. C.; Christensen, C.; Bianchi, M.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Cost Control Strategies for Zero Energy Buildings: High-Performance Design and Construction on a Budget (Brochure)  

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There is mounting evidence that zero energy can, in many cases, be achieved within typical construction budgets. To ensure that the momentum behind zero energy buildings and other low-energy buildings will continue to grow, this guide assembles recommendations for replicating specific successes of early adopters who have met their energy goals while controlling costs. Contents include: discussion of recommended cost control strategies, which are grouped by project phase (acquisition and delivery, design, and construction) and accompanied by industry examples; recommendations for balancing key decision-making factors; and quick reference tables that can help teams apply strategies to specific projects.

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2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

A Procedure for the Performance Evaluation of a New Commercial Building: Part I – Calibrated As-builtSimulation  

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Energy Systems Laboratory: Building a Model Repository Collection ESL-PA-08-06-01 ASHRAE Transactions-Research, Vol. 114, Pt. 2, pp. 375-388. About the ESL • Founded in 1939 • Fan Test Laboratory • Mechanical Engineering • Currently consists of.... 2, pp. 375-388. Moving Online • Problems • Findability • Copying/Mailing Costs • Decision to move online in Fall 2004 • Planned for in-house system • Discovered library’s effort to build institutional repository ESL-PA-08-06-01 ASHRAE...

Song, S.; Haberl, J.S.

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

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

452

BROOKHAVENNATIONAL LABORATORY Building 510  

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BROOKHAVENNATIONAL LABORATORY Building 510 P.O. Box 5000 Upton, NY 11973-5000 Phone 631 344 in C-AD buildings. Work Planning and Control for Experiments The intent of this agreement is to ensure or modification work on experiments performed by Physics personnel or guests in C-AD buildings. The Collider

Homes, Christopher C.

453

An experimental setup to evaluate the daylighting performance of an advanced optical light pipe for deep-plan office buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This research focuses on an advanced optical light pipe daylighting system as a means to deliver natural light at the back of deep-plan office buildings (15ft to 30ft), using optimized geometry and high reflective materials. The light pipe...

Martins Mogo de Nadal, Betina Gisela

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Proper Setup of HVAC System in Conjunction with Sound Building 'Skin' Design for Alleviation of IAQ and Energy Performance Problems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

climates, not only because of the loss of energy, but also because of damage that can result to insulation, drywall, and structure in addition to promotion of mold and mildew growth. Proper setup of the HVAC system, in conjunction with sound building “skin...

Rosenberg, M.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Database Management Certificate Program  

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Database Management Certificate Program DATABASE TECHNOLOGIES 13 Today, organizations in every to obtain general data analysis and management skills or apply both Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server database capabilities of relational databases in conjunction with the new "Big Data" management frameworks for data

Rose, Michael R.

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Building Stones  

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3). Photographs by the author. Building Stones, Harrell, UEEOxford Short Citation: Harrell, 2012, Building Stones. UEE.Harrell, James A. , 2012, Building Stones. In Willeke

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Rice Glycosyltransferase (GT) Phylogenomic Database  

DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

The Ronald Laboratory staff at the University of California-Davis has a primary research focus on the genes of the rice plant. They study the role that genetics plays in the way rice plants respond to their environment. They created the Rice GT Database in order to integrate functional genomic information for putative rice Glycosyltransferases (GTs). This database contains information on nearly 800 putative rice GTs (gene models) identified by sequence similarity searches based on the Carbohydrate Active enZymes (CAZy) database. The Rice GT Database provides a platform to display user-selected functional genomic data on a phylogenetic tree. This includes sequence information, mutant line information, expression data, etc. An interactive chromosomal map shows the position of all rice GTs, and links to rice annotation databases are included. The format is intended to "facilitate the comparison of closely related GTs within different families, as well as perform global comparisons between sets of related families." [From http://ricephylogenomics.ucdavis.edu/cellwalls/gt/genInfo.shtml] See also the primary paper discussing this work: Peijian Cao, Laura E. Bartley, Ki-Hong Jung and Pamela C. Ronalda. Construction of a Rice Glycosyltransferase Phylogenomic Database and Identification of Rice-Diverged Glycosyltransferases. Molecular Plant, 2008, 1(5): 858-877.

Ronald, Pamela

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Capturing Database Transformations for Big Data Analytics  

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of Houston DBMS #12;Organization · Introduction · Classification · Program · Case Study · Conclusions DBMS Transformations to Build Data Sets for Data Mining, Data & Knowledge Engineering (DKE), 2014, Elsevier. DBMS #12 for this project might remain in the database, using resources. DBMS #12;Motivation: Saving Work · Different users

Ordonez, Carlos

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March 23, 2008 Databases: Information Systems 1 Information Systems  

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March 23, 2008 Databases: Information Systems 1 Information Systems #12;March 23, 2008 Databases: Information Systems 2 Objectives What is an Information System (IS) + Classification of Information Systems + Evolution of Information Systems + Information System Management + Performance Requirements of ISs + #12

Adam, Salah

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Graph Databases for Large-Scale Healthcare Systems: A Framework for Efficient Data Management and Data Services  

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Designing a database system for both efficient data management and data services has been one of the enduring challenges in the healthcare domain. In many healthcare systems, data services and data management are often viewed as two orthogonal tasks; data services refer to retrieval and analytic queries such as search, joins, statistical data extraction, and simple data mining algorithms, while data management refers to building error-tolerant and non-redundant database systems. The gap between service and management has resulted in rigid database systems and schemas that do not support effective analytics. We compose a rich graph structure from an abstracted healthcare RDBMS to illustrate how we can fill this gap in practice. We show how a healthcare graph can be automatically constructed from a normalized relational database using the proposed 3NF Equivalent Graph (3EG) transformation.We discuss a set of real world graph queries such as finding self-referrals, shared providers, and collaborative filtering, and evaluate their performance over a relational database and its 3EG-transformed graph. Experimental results show that the graph representation serves as multiple de-normalized tables, thus reducing complexity in a database and enhancing data accessibility of users. Based on this finding, we propose an ensemble framework of databases for healthcare applications.

Park, Yubin [University of Texas at Austin] [University of Texas at Austin; Shankar, Mallikarjun [ORNL] [ORNL; Park, Byung H [ORNL] [ORNL; Ghosh, Dr. Joydeep [University of Texas at Austin] [University of Texas at Austin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … Community Scale High-Performance with Solar: Pulte Homes, Tucson, AZ  

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

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-Up fromDepartmentTie Ltd:June 2015 < prev next > SunBuildingInnovations

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … High Performance Without Increased Cost: Urbane Homes, Louiseville KY  

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

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-Up fromDepartmentTie Ltd:June 2015 < prev next > SunBuildingInnovationsLas

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … High-Performance Affordable Housing with Habitat for Humanity  

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

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FORESTRY BUILDING: BUILDING EMERGENCY PLAN  

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FORESTRY BUILDING: BUILDING EMERGENCY PLAN Date Adopted: August 18, 2009 Date Revised June 17, 2013 Prepared By: Diana Evans and Jennifer Meyer #12;PURDUE UNIVERSITY BUILDING EMERGENCY PLAN VERSION 3 2 Table Suspension or Campus Closure SECTION 3: BUILDING INFORMATION 3.1 Building Deputy/Alternate Building Deputy

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The French nuclear power plant reactor building containment contributions of prestressing and concrete performances in reliability improvements and cost savings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Electricite de France`s N4 CHOOZ B nuclear power plant, two units of the world`s largest PWR model (1450 Mwe each), has earned the Electric Power International`s 1997 Powerplant Award. This lead NPP for EDF`s N4 series has been improved notably in terms of civil works. The presentation will focus on the Reactor Building`s inner containment wall which is one of the main civil structures on a technical and safety point of view. In order to take into account the necessary evolution of the concrete technical specification such as compressive strength low creep and shrinkage, the HSC/HPC has been used on the last N4 Civaux 2 NPP. As a result of the use of this type of professional concrete, the containment withstands an higher internal pressure related to severe accident and ensures higher level of leak-tightness, thus improving the overall safety of the NPP. On that occasion, a new type of prestressing has been tested locally through 55 C 15 S tendons using a new C 1500 FE Jack. These updated civil works techniques shall allow EDF to ensure a Reactor Containment lifespan for more than 50 years. The gains in terms of reliability and cost saving of these improved techniques will be developed hereafter.

Rouelle, P.; Roy, F. [Electricite de France, Paris (France). Engineering and Construction Div.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Case Study: Performance of a Hot-Dry Climate Whole House Retrofit, Stockton, California (Fact Sheet)  

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The Stockton house retrofit is a two-story tudor style single family deep retrofit in the hot-dry climate of Stockton, CA. The home is representative of a deep retrofit option of the scaled home energy upgrade packages offered to targeted neighborhoods under the pilot Large-Scale Retrofit Program (LSRP) administered by the Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI). Deep retrofit packages expand on the standard package by adding HVAC, water heater and window upgrades to the ducting, attic and floor insulation, domestic hot water insulation, envelope sealing, lighting and ventilation upgrades. Site energy savings with the deep retrofit were 23% compared to the pre-retrofit case, and 15% higher than the savings estimated for the standard retrofit package. Energy savings were largely a result of the water heater upgrade, and a combination of the envelope sealing, insulation and HVAC upgrade. The HVAC system was of higher efficiency than the building code standard. Overall the financed retrofit would have been more cost effective had a less expensive HVAC system been selected and barriers to wall insulation remedied. The homeowner experienced improved comfort throughout the monitored period and was satisfied with the resulting utility bill savings.

ARBI

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The EMIME Bilingual Database   

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This paper describes the collection of a bilingual database of Finnish/English and German/English data. In addition, the accents of the talkers in the database have been rated. English, German and Finnish listeners assessed the English, German...

Wester, Mirjam

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Passive solar buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Developments in passive solar buildings that took place from the early 1970`s through 1989 are described. Much of the work covered was federally sponsored during the period 1975 through 1986. About half the volume is devoted to quantitative methods for modeling, simulation, and design analysis of passive buildings; the other half summarizes the quantitative results of testing and monitoring of models and buildings. The following are covered: building solar gain modeling, simulation analysis, simplified methods, materials and components, analytical results for specific systems, test modules, building integration, performance monitoring and results, and design tools. (MHR)

Balcomb, J.D. [ed.] [Solar Energy Research Inst., Golden, CO (United States)

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Passive solar buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Developments in passive solar buildings that took place from the early 1970's through 1989 are described. Much of the work covered was federally sponsored during the period 1975 through 1986. About half the volume is devoted to quantitative methods for modeling, simulation, and design analysis of passive buildings; the other half summarizes the quantitative results of testing and monitoring of models and buildings. The following are covered: building solar gain modeling, simulation analysis, simplified methods, materials and components, analytical results for specific systems, test modules, building integration, performance monitoring and results, and design tools. (MHR)

Balcomb, J.D. (ed.) (Solar Energy Research Inst., Golden, CO (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Case Study: Evaluation of the Performance of Houses With and Without Supplemental Dehumidification in a Hot-Humid Climate, New Orleans, Louisiana (Fact Sheet)  

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This report, Evaluation of the Performance of Houses with and without Supplemental Dehumidification in a Hot-Humid Climate, describes a research study that that was conducted by the Building Science Corporation (BSC) Building America Research Team. BSC seeks to research and report on the field monitoring of the performance of in-situ supplemental dehumidification systems in low energy, high performance, homes in a Hot-Humid climate. The purpose of this research project was to observe and compare the humidity control performance of new, single family, low energy, and high performance, homes. Specifically, the study sought to compare the interior conditions and mechanical systems operation between two distinct groups of houses, homes with a supplemental dehumidifier installed in addition to HVAC system, and homes without any supplemental dehumidification. The subjects of the study were ten single-family new construction homes in New Orleans, LA. Data logging equipment was installed at each home in 2012. Interior conditions and various end-use loads were monitored for one year. In terms of averages, the homes with dehumidifiers are limiting elevated levels of humidity in the living space. However, there was significant variation in humidity control between individual houses. An analysis of the equipment operation did not show a clear correlation between energy use and humidity levels. In general, no single explanatory variable appears to provide a consistent understanding of the humidity control in each house. Indoor humidity is likely due to all of the factors we have examined, and the specifics of how they are used by each occupant.

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2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hazard Analysis Database report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This document describes and defines the Hazard Analysis Database for the Tank Waste Remediation System Final Safety Analysis Report.

Niemi, B.J.

1997-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

472

BUILDING NAME HEYDON-LAURENCE BUILDING  

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BUILDING NAME HEYDON-LAURENCE BUILDING PHARMACY AND BANK BUILDING JOHN WOOLEY BUILDING OLD TEARCHER'S BUILDING PHYSICS BUILDING BAXTER'S LODGE INSTITUTE BUILDING CONSERVATION WORKS R.D.WATT BUILDING MACLEAY BUILDING THE QUARANGLE BADHAM BUILDING J.D. STEWART BUILDING BLACKBURN BUILDING MADSEN BUILDING STORE

Viglas, Anastasios

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ORACLE CERTIFICATION Oracle Database  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ORACLE CERTIFICATION Oracle Database Administration Certificate Program Train with the best. Get your Oracle Database Administration education from the number-one provider* of Oracle training-on, lab-based understanding of Oracle, the world's leading database platform, and long the product

Loudon, Catherine

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Database Encryption Luc Bouganim  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Database Encryption Luc Bouganim INRIA Rocquencourt Le Chesnay, FRANCE Luc.Bouganim@inria.fr Yanli GUO INRIA Rocquencourt Le Chesnay, FRANCE yanli.guo@inria.fr Related concepts and keywords Database security, Data confidentiality, Hardware Security Module Definition Database encryption refers to the use

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Indoor-Outdoor Air Leakage of Apartments and Commercial Buildings  

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Measured Airflows in a Multifamily Building," AirflowPerformance of Building Envelopes, Components, and Systems,APARTMENTS AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS Price, P.N. ; Shehabi,

Price, P.N.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Critical Simulation Based Evaluation of Thermally Activated Building Systems (TABS) Design Models  

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building systems for low energy buildings: System analysismeasurement of six low energy buildings in different partspointed out that low energy buildings may under- perform

Basu, Chandrayee

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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the forefront of energy- efficient design. About two-thirdaemphasis placed on energy-efficient design in the retailenergy efficient, based on actual mea8ured performance data. Despite a number of recent reports summarizing the design

Piette, M.A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Specification and implementation of IFC based performance metrics to support building life cycle assessment of hybrid energy systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

panels (kWh/m 2 ) as the solar panel’s performance. The highlike an indication of the solar panel efficiency using theratio of ‘total solar radiation at the panel angle / total

Morrissey, Elmer; O'Donnell, James; Keane, Marcus; Bazjanac, Vladimir

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Database Description with SDM: A Semantic Database Model  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Database Description with SDM: A Semantic Database Model MICHAEL HAMMER Massachusetts Institute of Technology and DENNIS McLEOD University of Southern California SDM is a high-level semantics-based database description and structuring formalism (database model) for databases. This database model is designed

McLeod, Dennis

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Database tool ASGARD: an open-access database of  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Database tool ASGARD: an open-access database of annotated transcriptomes for emerging model database, the Assembled Searchable Giant Arthropod Read Database (ASGARD). This database is a repository include search term auto-completion sug- gestions based on database content, the ability to download

Extavour, Cassandra

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Testing Database-Centric Applications For Causes of Database Deadlocks  

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Testing Database-Centric Applications For Causes of Database Deadlocks Mark Grechanik, B. M. Mainul--Many organizations deploy applications that use databases by sending Structured Query Language (SQL) state- ments the same databases concurrently, database deadlocks routinely occur in these databases. Testing

Grechanik, Mark

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Building Energy Use Benchmarking | Department of Energy  

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

Energy Data Management Building Energy Use Benchmarking Building Energy Use Benchmarking Benchmarking is the practice of comparing the measured performance of a device, process,...

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Around Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Around Buildings W h y startw i t h buildings and w o r k o u t wa r d ? For one, buildings are difficult t o a v o i d these

Treib, Marc

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BUILDING INSPECTION Building, Infrastructure, Transportation  

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BUILDING INSPECTION Building, Infrastructure, Transportation City of Redwood City 1017 Middlefield Sacramento, Ca 95814-5514 Re: Green Building Ordinance and the Building Energy Efficiency Standards Per of Redwood City enforce the current Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards as part

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Commercial Building Codes and Standards  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Once an energy-efficient technology or practice is widely available in the market, it can become the baseline of performance through building energy codes and equipment standards. The Building...

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Building Multirail InfiniBand Clusters: MPI-Level Design and Performance JIUXING LIU, ABHINAV VISHNU AND D. K. PANDA  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the performance bottleneck for some of today's most demanding applications. In this paper, we study the problem, multiple ports and virtual multirail configuration) of setting up multirail net- works with Infini band- width. £ This research is supported in part by Department of Energy's Grant #DE-FC02-01ER25506

Panda, Dhabaleswar K.

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A Procedure for the Performance Evaluation of a New Commercial Building: Part II – Overall Methodology and Comparison of Results  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

.e., boiler) (LBNL 1993). Table 3 shows the plant model at normal oper- ation conditions for the as-built simulation. According to the © 2008, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (www.ashrae.org). Published... Transactions Vol. 114, Part 2. 394 ASHRAE Transactions 2 (LBNL 1993). In this study, the DOE-2 default efficiency was first adjusted with manufacturer’s data and then measured data to account for the actual HVAC performance at normal operation conditions...

Song, S.; Haberl, J.S.

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Evolution of the Configuration Database Design  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The BABAR experiment at SLAC successfully collects physics data since 1999. One of the major parts of its on-line system is the configuration database which provides other parts of the system with the configuration data necessary for data taking. Originally the configuration database was implemented in the Objectivity/DB ODBMS. Recently BABAR performed a successful migration of its event store from Objectivity/DB to ROOT and this prompted a complete phase-out of the Objectivity/DB in all other BABAR databases. It required the complete redesign of the configuration database to hide any implementation details and to support multiple storage technologies. In this paper we describe the process of the migration of the configuration database, its new design, implementation strategy and details.

Salnikov, A

2006-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

489

2010 Worldwide Gasification Database  

DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

The 2010 Worldwide Gasification Database describes the current world gasification industry and identifies near-term planned capacity additions. The database lists gasification projects and includes information (e.g., plant location, number and type of gasifiers, syngas capacity, feedstock, and products). The database reveals that the worldwide gasification capacity has continued to grow for the past several decades and is now at 70,817 megawatts thermal (MWth) of syngas output at 144 operating plants with a total of 412 gasifiers.

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Building America  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Builders generally use a 'spec and purchase' business management system (BMS) when implementing energy efficiency. A BMS is the overall operational and organizational systems and strategies that a builder uses to set up and run its company. This type of BMS treats building performance as a simple technology swap (e.g. a tank water heater to a tankless water heater) and typically compartmentalizes energy efficiency within one or two groups in the organization (e.g. purchasing and construction). While certain tools, such as details, checklists, and scopes of work, can assist builders in managing the quality of the construction of higher performance homes, they do nothing to address the underlying operational strategies and issues related to change management that builders face when they make high performance homes a core part of their mission. To achieve the systems integration necessary for attaining 40% + levels of energy efficiency, while capturing the cost tradeoffs, builders must use a 'systems approach' BMS, rather than a 'spec and purchase' BMS. The following attributes are inherent in a systems approach BMS; they are also generally seen in quality management systems (QMS), such as the National Housing Quality Certification program: Cultural and corporate alignment, Clear intent for quality and performance, Increased collaboration across internal and external teams, Better communication practices and systems, Disciplined approach to quality control, Measurement and verification of performance, Continuous feedback and improvement, and Whole house integrated design and specification.

Brad Oberg

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 7.1- High-Performance Home Technologies: Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This report describes the climate zone designations used by the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program, and is intended to help builders to identify the appropriate climate designation for the counties in which they are building.

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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)

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1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Sustainable Building in China - A Green Leap Forward?  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Diamond, Richard C.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

On Variations of Space-heating Energy Use in Office Buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Space heating is the largest energy end use, consuming more than 7 quintillion joules of site energy annually in the U.S. building sector. A few recent studies showed discrepancies in simulated space-heating energy use among different building energy modeling programs, and the simulated results are suspected to be underpredicting reality. While various uncertainties are associated with building simulations, especially when simulations are performed by different modelers using different simulation programs for buildings with different configurations, it is crucial to identify and evaluate key driving factors to space-heating energy use in order to support the design and operation of low-energy buildings. In this study, 10 design and operation parameters for space-heating systems of two prototypical office buildings in each of three U.S. heating climates are identified and evaluated, using building simulations with EnergyPlus, to determine the most influential parameters and their impacts on variations of space-heating energy use. The influence of annual weather change on space-heating energy is also investigated using 30-year actual weather data. The simulated space-heating energy use is further benchmarked against those from similar actual office buildings in two U.S. commercial-building databases to better understand the discrepancies between simulated and actual energy use. In summary, variations of both the simulated and actual space-heating energy use of office buildings in all three heating climates can be very large. However these variations are mostly driven by a few influential parameters related to building design and operation. The findings provide insights for building designers, owners, operators, and energy policy makers to make better decisions on energy-efficiency technologies to reduce space-heating energy use for both new and existing buildings.

Lin, Hung-Wen; Hong, Tianzhen

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Hazard Analysis Database Report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Hazard Analysis Database was developed in conjunction with the hazard analysis activities conducted in accordance with DOE-STD-3009-94, Preparation Guide for U S . Department of Energy Nonreactor Nuclear Facility Safety Analysis Reports, for HNF-SD-WM-SAR-067, Tank Farms Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR). The FSAR is part of the approved Authorization Basis (AB) for the River Protection Project (RPP). This document describes, identifies, and defines the contents and structure of the Tank Farms FSAR Hazard Analysis Database and documents the configuration control changes made to the database. The Hazard Analysis Database contains the collection of information generated during the initial hazard evaluations and the subsequent hazard and accident analysis activities. The Hazard Analysis Database supports the preparation of Chapters 3 ,4 , and 5 of the Tank Farms FSAR and the Unreviewed Safety Question (USQ) process and consists of two major, interrelated data sets: (1) Hazard Analysis Database: Data from the results of the hazard evaluations, and (2) Hazard Topography Database: Data from the system familiarization and hazard identification.

GRAMS, W.H.

2000-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

496

PROGRESS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

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

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building technologies  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

After growing up on construction sites, Roderick Jackson is now helping to make buildings nationwide far more energy efficient.

Jackson, Roderick

2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

498

Building technologies  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

After growing up on construction sites, Roderick Jackson is now helping to make buildings nationwide far more energy efficient.

Jackson, Roderick

2014-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Beardmore Building  

High Performance Buildings Database

Priest River, ID Originally built in 1922 by Charles Beardmore, the building housed offices, mercantile shops, a ballroom and a theater. After decades of neglect under outside ownership, Brian Runberg, an architect and great-grandson of Charles Beardmore, purchased the building in 2006 and began an extensive whole building historic restoration.

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Physical Surveys of Over 300 Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates Indicate Material/Design Performance Flaws Exist in Comparison to Expected Results Using Nationally Accepted Standards  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

as possible. BASIC PROCEDURES USED This procedure outlines the field test methods used to determine the overall thermal conductance or overall thermal resistance of fully assembled building materials 1 components in our Florida enviroment. The objective... of this procedure was to determine the impact of such building materials 1 components on the heating and air conditioning loads in residential and commercial buildings built using standard construction methods. Discussion- Though standard tests methods...

Othmer, A. E.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z