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" Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Usage within General Energy-Saving Technologies;"  

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

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" Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Usage within General Energy-Saving Technologies;"  

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

1. Number of Establishments by Usage of General Energy-Saving Technologies, 1998;" 1. Number of Establishments by Usage of General Energy-Saving Technologies, 1998;" " Level: National Data; " " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Usage within General Energy-Saving Technologies;" " Unit: Establishment Counts." " "," "," ",,,"Computer","Control of","Processes"," "," "," ",,,," ",," " " "," ","Computer Control","of Building-Wide","Environment(b)","or Major","Energy-Using","Equipment(c)","Waste","Heat","Recovery","Adjustable -","Speed","Motors","RSE"

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Level: National Data; Row: NAICS Codes; Column: Usage within General Energy-Saving Technologies;  

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

2 Number of Establishments by Usage of General Energy-Saving Technologies, 2006; 2 Number of Establishments by Usage of General Energy-Saving Technologies, 2006; Level: National Data; Row: NAICS Codes; Column: Usage within General Energy-Saving Technologies; Unit: Establishment Counts. NAICS Code(a) Subsector and Industry Establishments(b) In Use(e) Not in Use Don't Know In Use(e) Not in Use Don't Know In Use(e) Not in Use Don't Know In Use(e) Not in Use Don't Know In Use(e) Not in Use Don't Know Total United States 311 Food 14,128 1,632 9,940 2,556 3,509 8,048 2,571 1,590 9,609 2,929 6,260 5,014 2,854 422 9,945 3,762 3112 Grain and Oilseed Milling 580 59 475 46 300 236 Q 154 398 28 446 95 Q 45 442 92 311221 Wet Corn Milling 47 9 34 4 36 W W 27 15 6 38 3 6 8 24 16 31131 Sugar Manufacturing 77

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" Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Usage within General Energy-Saving Technologies;"  

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

2 Number of Establishments by Usage of General Energy-Saving Technologies, 2006;" 2 Number of Establishments by Usage of General Energy-Saving Technologies, 2006;" " Level: National Data; " " Row: NAICS Codes;" " Column: Usage within General Energy-Saving Technologies;" " Unit: Establishment Counts." ,,,"Computer Control of Building Wide Evironment(c)",,,"Computer Control of Processes or Major Energy-Using Equipment(d)",,,"Waste Heat Recovery",,,"Adjustable - Speed Motors",,,"Oxy - Fuel Firing",,,," " "NAICS" "Code(a)","Subsector and Industry","Establishments(b)","In Use(e)","Not in Use","Don't Know","In Use(e)","Not in Use","Don't Know","In Use(e)","Not in Use","Don't Know","In Use(e)","Not in Use","Don't Know","In Use(e)","Not in Use","Don't Know"

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Emerging Technologies for Energy Savings Performance Contracting...  

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

Emerging Technologies for Energy Savings Performance Contracting in the Federal Sector A report by the Alliance to Save Energy to the US DOE Federal Energy Management Program...

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Energy saving potential of various roof technologies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Unconventional roof technologies such as cool roofs and green roofs have been shown to reduce building heating and cooling load. Although previous studies suggest potential for energy savings through such technologies, ...

Ray, Stephen D. (Stephen Douglas)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Saving with Absorption Refrigeration Technologies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Absorption refrigeration technology can be an economical and cost effective means of reducing energy cost and/or improving the efficiency and output of your process. We believe the potential benefits of absorption refrigeration technology have generally been overlooked by the process industry. This paper will address the application of the lithium bromide-water cycle in various energy saving modes. A waste heat powered absorption chiller producing chilled water can reduce energy consumption in a process plant by replacing an existing mechanical refrigeration system or replacing cooling tower water with a lower temperature cooling medium at negligible increase in energy cost. A variety of waste heat sources can be used at temperatures as low as 150 F.

Davis, R. C.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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General Merchandise 50% Energy Savings Technical Support Document 2009 |  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

General Merchandise 50% Energy Savings Technical Support Document 2009 General Merchandise 50% Energy Savings Technical Support Document 2009 Jump to: navigation, search Publication Name General Merchandise 50% Energy Savings Technical Support Document Publication Type Technical Support Document Report Number NREL/TP-550-46100 Publication Year 2009 URL http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy09osti/46100.pdf Building Models General Merchandise 2009 TSD Chicago High Plug Load Baseline, General Merchandise 2009 TSD Chicago High Plug Load 50% Energy Savings, General Merchandise 2009 TSD Chicago Low Plug Load Baseline, General Merchandise 2009 TSD Chicago Low Plug Load 50% Energy Savings, General Merchandise 2009 TSD Miami High Plug Load Baseline, General Merchandise 2009 TSD Miami High Plug Load 50% Energy Savings, General Merchandise 2009 TSD Miami Low Plug Load Baseline, General Merchandise 2009 TSD Miami Low Plug Load 50% Energy Savings

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Energy Savings Potential of Solid State Lighting in General Lighting...  

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

by Arthur D. Little, Inc. for U.S. Department of Energy Energy Savings Potential of Solid State Lighting in General Lighting Applications Final Report April 2001 Energy Savings...

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Energy savings from using mobile smart technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the most recent results of energy saving benefits from the convergence of consumer products into a multi-function smart device

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review on the Energy Saving Technologies Applied in Chinese ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The energy saving technology development in China in the aluminum reduction field could be divided into three stages. The first stage was retrofit of sodburge...

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Technology Focus - Hybrid Solar Lighting Illuminates Energy Savings...  

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

taxpayer dollars taxpayer dollars in federal facilities in federal facilities Hybrid Solar Lighting Illuminates Energy Savings for Government Facilities New technology provides...

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General Merchandise 50% Energy Savings Technical Support Document  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents technical analysis for medium-box general merchandise stores aimed at providing design guidance that achieves whole-building energy savings of at least 50% over ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004.

Hale, E.; Leach, M.; Hirsch, A.; Torcellini, P.

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiment Study on Tower Cooling Energy-Saving Technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the transition season periods the technology of tower cooling is used to cool the internal heat source region in the buildings, which is energy saving and environment friendly technology. To aim at climatic conditions of the transition season ... Keywords: towers cooling, experiments, fluence factors, energy saving

Ji Amin; He Li; Yue Zhiqiang; Jie Li; Gang Yin; Zhang Qinggang

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Technology Planning for Energy Savings Performance Contracts |  

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

Advanced Technology Planning for Energy Savings Performance Advanced Technology Planning for Energy Savings Performance Contracts Advanced Technology Planning for Energy Savings Performance Contracts October 7, 2013 - 1:40pm Addthis Call for Projects FEMP recently issued a notice of intent to release a Funding Opportunity Announcement that will provide grants to develop capital combined heat and power projects. Read the call for projects. Legislation emphasizes the implementation of energy-efficiency and renewable energy technologies in Federal agencies. The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) assists agencies in identifying and planning opportunities to deploy advanced technologies using energy savings performance contracts (ESPC). A Federal financing specialist (FFS) will work with a project facilitator and a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory team to identify

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Energy-Saving Technologies for Chinese Buildings in Hot Summer...  

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

Energy-Saving Technologies for Chinese Buildings in Hot Summer and Cold Winter Regions Speaker(s): Shuhong Li Xiaosong Zhang Yonggao Yin Date: September 14, 2012 - 12:00pm...

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Cutting-Edge Building Technologies Offer Big Energy Savings Potential |  

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

Cutting-Edge Building Technologies Offer Big Energy Savings Cutting-Edge Building Technologies Offer Big Energy Savings Potential Cutting-Edge Building Technologies Offer Big Energy Savings Potential November 5, 2013 - 3:36pm Addthis The Building Technologies Office’s Emerging Technologies Program works to advance new commerical building technologies that are expected to reach the marketplace in five years or less. | Photo of National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory The Building Technologies Office's Emerging Technologies Program works to advance new commerical building technologies that are expected to reach the marketplace in five years or less. | Photo of National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility by Dennis Schroeder, National

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Electric energy savings from new technologies  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Purpose of the report is to provide information about the electricity-saving potential of new technologies to OCEP that it can use in developing alternative long-term projections of US electricity consumption. Low-, base-, and high-case scenarios of the electricity savings for ten technologies were prepared. The total projected annual savings for the year 2000 for all ten technologies were 137 billion kilowatt hours (BkWh), 279 BkWh, and 470 BkWh, respectively, for the three cases. The magnitude of these savings projections can be gauged by comparing them to the Department's reference case projection for the 1985 National Energy Policy Plan. In the Department's reference case, total consumption in 2000 is projected to be 3319 BkWh. Thus, the savings projected here represent between 4% and 14% of total consumption projected for 2000. Because approximately 75% of the base-case estimate of savings are already incorporated into the reference forecast, reducing projected electricity consumption from what it otherwise would have been, the savings estimated here should not be directly subtracted from the reference forecast.

Moe, R.J.; Harrer, B.J.; Kellogg, M.A.; Lyke, A.J.; Imhoff, K.L.; Fisher, Z.J.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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General Merchandise 2009 TSD Miami Low Plug Load 50% Energy Savings | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

General Merchandise 2009 TSD Miami Low Plug Load 50% Energy Savings General Merchandise 2009 TSD Miami Low Plug Load 50% Energy Savings Jump to: navigation, search Model Name General Merchandise 2009 TSD Miami Low Plug Load 50% Energy Savings Building Type Mercantile (Retail Other Than Mall) Model Type 50% Energy Savings Model Target Type ASHRAE 90.1 2004 Model Year 2009 IDF file http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/energyplus/models/Miami/2009_TSD_GeneralMerch_LPL_50percent.idf XML file http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/energyplus/models/Miami/2009_TSD_GeneralMerch_LPL_50percent.xml City, State Miami, FL Climate Zone Climate Zone 1A Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=General_Merchandise_2009_TSD_Miami_Low_Plug_Load_50%25_Energy_Savings&oldid=270185" Category: Building Models

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General Merchandise 2009 TSD Chicago Low Plug Load 50% Energy Savings |  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Low Plug Load 50% Energy Savings Low Plug Load 50% Energy Savings Jump to: navigation, search Model Name General Merchandise 2009 TSD Chicago Low Plug Load 50% Energy Savings Building Type Mercantile (Retail Other Than Mall) Model Type 50% Energy Savings Model Target Type ASHRAE 90.1 2004 Model Year 2009 IDF file http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/energyplus/models/Miami/2009_TSD_GeneralMerch_LPL_50percent.idf XML file http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/energyplus/models/Miami/2009_TSD_GeneralMerch_LPL_50percent.xml City, State Chicago, IL Climate Zone Climate Zone 5A Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=General_Merchandise_2009_TSD_Chicago_Low_Plug_Load_50%25_Energy_Savings&oldid=270181" Category: Building Models What links here Related changes

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LED traffic lights: New technology signals major energy savings  

SciTech Connect

Using light-emitting diode technology to replace incandescent lamps in traffic signals promises energy savings upwards of 60 percent for each of the estimated quarter of a million controlled intersections in the United States. LED units use only 9 to 25 watts instead of the 67 to 150 watts used by each incandescent lamp. Though their first cost is relatively high, energy savings result in paybacks of 1 to 5 years. LED retrofit kits are available for red signal disks and arrows, and installations in several states have proven successful, although minor improvements are addressing concerns about varying light output and controller circuitry. Retrofitting green lamps is not yet feasible, because color standards of the Institute of Traffic Engineers cannot be met with existing LED technology. Yellow lamps have such low duty factors (they`re on only 3 percent of the time) that retrofitting with LED signals is not cost-effective. LEDs last much longer than incandescents, allowing municipalities to not only reduce their electricity bills, but to save on maintenance costs as well. As further incentive, some utilities are beginning to implement rebate programs for LED traffic signal retrofits. Full approval of LED units is still awaited from the Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE), the standard-setting body for traffic safety devices. Local and state governments ultimately decide what specifications to require for traffic lights, and the growing body of successful field experience with LEDs appears to be raising their comfort level with the technology. The California Department of Transportation is developing an LED traffic light specification, and two California utilities, Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas and Electric, have provided rebates for some pilot installations.

Houghton, D.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Available Technologies: APIs for Online Energy Saving Tools: Home ...  

Berkeley Lab is offering direct access to Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for two popular, proven energy saving online tools: Home Energy Saver and EnergyIQ.

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Assessment of Retrofit Energy Savings Device (RESD) Technologies -- Phase II  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes and documents the energy savings, energy efficiency, and limited power quality and performance assessment of six retrofit energy-saving devices that the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) tested. These devices include lighting controls, electric motor controls, and one residential home energy saver. These devices were selected based on industry interest and for informational purposes for customers. Most of the testing was conducted at EPRIs Knoxville laboratory ...

2013-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Lighting Business Case -- A Report Analyzing Lighting Technology Opportunities with High Return on Investment Energy Savings for the Federal Sector  

SciTech Connect

This document analyzes lighting technology opportunities with high return on investment energy savings for the Federal sector.

Jones, Carol C.; Richman, Eric E.

2005-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Support Document: 50% Energy Savings Design Technology Packages for Highway Lodging Buildings  

SciTech Connect

This Technical Support Document (TSD) describes the process, methodology and assumptions for development of the 50% Energy Savings Design Technology Packages for Highway Lodging Buildings, a design guidance document intended to provide recommendations for achieving 50% energy savings in highway lodging properties over the energy-efficiency levels contained in ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

Jiang, Wei; Gowri, Krishnan; Lane, Michael D.; Thornton, Brian A.; Rosenberg, Michael I.; Liu, Bing

2009-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Energy Saving Technology Analysis Report for Richland High School Renovation Project  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

On July 8, 2004, L&S Engineering, Inc. submitted a technical assistance request to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to help estimate the potential energy savings and cost effectiveness of the solar energy and daylighting design alternatives for Richland High School Renovation Project in Richland, WA. L&S Engineering expected PNNL to evaluate the potential energy savings and energy cost savings, the probable installation costs, incentives or grants to reduce the installed costs and simple payback for the following alternative measures: (1) Daylighting in New Gym; (2) Solar Photovoltaics; (3) Solar Domestic Hot Water Pre-Heat; and (4) Solar Outside Air Pre-Heat Following are the findings of the energy savings and cost-effectiveness analysis of above alternative energy saving technologies.

Liu, Bing

2004-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-Saving Technologies for Chinese Buildings in Hot Summer and Cold  

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

Energy-Saving Technologies for Chinese Buildings in Hot Summer and Cold Energy-Saving Technologies for Chinese Buildings in Hot Summer and Cold Winter Regions Speaker(s): Shuhong Li Xiaosong Zhang Yonggao Yin Date: September 14, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Wangda Zuo With the development of economy and urbanization energy consumption is becoming a very attractive issue in China. Energy consumption in buildings is the one of main sections which dominates the total energy distributions. In this seminar our team will introduce some energy-saving technology for Chinese buildings in hot summer and cold winter regions. We have developed several high efficient cooling and heating supply system and equipment, and proposed energy-efficient hybrid heat pump combined with other heat sources, such as solar energy, geothermal energy, air thermal source.

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Energy prices and the adoption of energy-saving technology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper investigates the link between factor prices, technology and factor demands. I estimate the effect of price-induced technology adoption on energy demand in the U.S. manufacturing sector, using plant data from the ...

Linn, Joshua

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Prices and the Adoption of Energy-Saving Technology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper investigates the link between factor prices, technology and factor demands. I estimate the effect of price-induced technology adoption on energy demand in the U.S. manufacturing sector, using plant data from the Census of Manufactures, 1963-1997. I compare the energy efficiency of entrants and incumbents to measure the effect of technology adoption on the demand for energy. A 10 percent increase in the price of energy causes technology adoption that reduces the energy demand of entrants by 1 percent. This elasticity has two implications: first, technology adoption explains a statistically significant but relatively small fraction of changes in energy demand in the 1970s and 1980s; and second, technology adoption can reduce the long run effect of energy prices on growth, but by less than previous research has found.

Joshua Linn; Joshua Linn

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cutting-Edge Building Technologies Offer Big Energy Savings Potential...  

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

2013, the program awarded nearly 6 million for nine projects, covering such areas as building insulation and window, air conditioning and heat pump technologies. Four of these...

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FEMP/NTDP Technology Focus Chiller Controls-related Energy Saving Opportunities  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

are designed and operated, and in the diversity of chiller products that are available to support innovativeFEMP/NTDP Technology Focus Chiller Controls-related Energy Saving Opportunities in Federal in recent years has been on optimization of set point and staging controls, improvements in chiller design

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Electric energy savings from new technologies. Revision 1  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Purpose of the report is to provide information about the electricity-saving potential of new technologies to OCEP that it can use in developing alternative long-term projections of US electricity consumption. Low-, base-, and high-case scenarios of the electricity savings for 10 technologies were prepared. The total projected annual savings for the year 2000 for all 10 technologies were 137 billion kilowatt hours (BkWh), 279 BkWh, and 470 BkWh, respectively, for the three cases. The magnitude of these savings projections can be gauged by comparing them to the Department's reference case projection for the 1985 National Energy Policy Plan. In the Department's reference case, total consumption in 2000 is projected to be 3319 BkWh. Because approximately 75% of the base-case estimate of savings are already incorporated into the reference projection, only 25% of the savings estimated here should be subtracted from the reference projection for analysis purposes.

Harrer, B.J.; Kellogg, M.A.; Lyke, A.J.; Imhoff, K.L.; Fisher, Z.J.

1986-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric energy savings from new technologies. Revision 1  

SciTech Connect

Purpose of the report is to provide information about the electricity-saving potential of new technologies to OCEP that it can use in developing alternative long-term projections of US electricity consumption. Low-, base-, and high-case scenarios of the electricity savings for 10 technologies were prepared. The total projected annual savings for the year 2000 for all 10 technologies were 137 billion kilowatt hours (BkWh), 279 BkWh, and 470 BkWh, respectively, for the three cases. The magnitude of these savings projections can be gauged by comparing them to the Department's reference case projection for the 1985 National Energy Policy Plan. In the Department's reference case, total consumption in 2000 is projected to be 3319 BkWh. Because approximately 75% of the base-case estimate of savings are already incorporated into the reference projection, only 25% of the savings estimated here should be subtracted from the reference projection for analysis purposes.

Harrer, B.J.; Kellogg, M.A.; Lyke, A.J.; Imhoff, K.L.; Fisher, Z.J.

1986-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology (Energy SMARRT): Manufacturing Advanced Engineered Components Using Lost Foam Casting Technology  

SciTech Connect

This project was a subtask of Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology (?¢????Energy SMARRT?¢???) Program. Through this project, technologies, such as computer modeling, pattern quality control, casting quality control and marketing tools, were developed to advance the Lost Foam Casting process application and provide greater energy savings. These technologies have improved (1) production efficiency, (2) mechanical properties, and (3) marketability of lost foam castings. All three reduce energy consumption in the metals casting industry. This report summarizes the work done on all tasks in the period of January 1, 2004 through June 30, 2011. Current (2011) annual energy saving estimates based on commercial introduction in 2011 and a market penetration of 97% by 2020 is 5.02 trillion BTU?¢????s/year and 6.46 trillion BTU?¢????s/year with 100% market penetration by 2023. Along with these energy savings, reduction of scrap and improvement in casting yield will result in a reduction of the environmental emissions associated with the melting and pouring of the metal which will be saved as a result of this technology. The average annual estimate of CO2 reduction per year through 2020 is 0.03 Million Metric Tons of Carbon Equivalent (MM TCE).

Harry Littleton; John Griffin

2011-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology (E-SMARRT): Design Support for Tooling Optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High pressure die casting is an intrinsically efficient net shape process and improvements in energy efficiency are strongly dependent on design and process improvements that reduce scrap rates so that more of the total consumed energy goes into acceptable, usable castings. Computer simulation has become widely used within the industry but use is not universal. Further, many key design decisions must be made before the simulation can be run and expense in terms of money and time often limits the number of decision iterations that can be explored. This work continues several years of work creating simple, very fast, design tools that can assist with the early stage design decisions so that the benefits of simulation can be maximized and, more importantly, so that the chances of first shot success are maximized. First shot success and better running processes contributes to less scrap and significantly better energy utilization by the process. This new technology was predicted to result in an average energy savings of 1.83 trillion BTUs/year over a 10 year period. Current (2011) annual energy saving estimates over a ten year period, based on commercial introduction in 2012, a market penetration of 30% by 2015 is 1.89 trillion BTUs/year by 2022. Along with these energy savings, reduction of scrap and improvement in yield will result in a reduction of the environmental emissions associated with the melting and pouring of the metal which will be saved as a result of this technology. The average annual estimate of CO2 reduction per year through 2022 is 0.037 Million Metric Tons of Carbon Equivalent (MM TCE).

Wang, Dongtao

2011-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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An Analysis of Energy Savings Possible Through Advances in Automotive Tooling Technology  

SciTech Connect

The use of lightweight and highly formable advanced materials in automobile and truck manufacturing has the potential to save fuel. Advances in tooling technology would promote the use of these materials. This report describes an energy savings analysis performed to approximate the potential fuel savings and consequential carbon-emission reductions that would be possible because of advances in tooling in the manufacturing of, in particular, non-powertrain components of passenger cars and heavy trucks. Separate energy analyses are performed for cars and heavy trucks. Heavy trucks are considered to be Class 7 and 8 trucks (trucks rated over 26,000 lbs gross vehicle weight). A critical input to the analysis is a set of estimates of the percentage reductions in weight and drag that could be achieved by the implementation of advanced materials, as a consequence of improved tooling technology, which were obtained by surveying tooling industry experts who attended a DOE Workshop, Tooling Technology for Low-Volume Vehicle Production, held in Seattle and Detroit in October and November 2003. The analysis is also based on 2001 fuel consumption totals and on energy-audit component proportions of fuel use due to drag, rolling resistance, and braking. The consumption proportions are assumed constant over time, but an allowance is made for fleet growth. The savings for a particular component is then the product of total fuel consumption, the percentage reduction of the component, and the energy audit component proportion. Fuel savings estimates for trucks also account for weight-limited versus volume-limited operations. Energy savings are assumed to be of two types: (1) direct energy savings incurred through reduced forces that must be overcome to move the vehicle or to slow it down in braking. and (2) indirect energy savings through reductions in the required engine power, the production and transmission of which incur thermodynamic losses, internal friction, and other inefficiencies. Total savings for an energy use component are estimated by scaling up the direct savings with an approximate total-to-direct savings ratio. Market penetration for new technology vehicles is estimated from projections about scrappage. Retrofit savings are assumed negligible, but savings are also assumed to accrue with increases in the fleet size, based on economic growth forecasts. It is assumed that as vehicles in the current fleet are scrapped, they are replaced with advanced-technology vehicles. Saving estimates are based on proportions of new vehicles, rather than new-vehicle mileages. In practice, of course, scrapped vehicles are often replaced with used vehicles, and used vehicles are replaced with new vehicles. Because new vehicles are typically driven more than old, savings estimates based on count rather than mileage proportions tend to be biased down (i.e., conservative). Savings are expressed in terms of gallons of fuel saved, metric tons of CO2 emissions reductions, and percentages relative to 2001 levels of fuel and CO2. The sensitivity of the savings projections to inputs such as energy-audit proportions of fuel consumed for rolling resistance, drag, braking, etc. is assessed by considering different scenarios. Though based on many approximations, the estimates approximate the potential energy savings possible because of improvements in tooling. For heavy trucks, annual diesel savings of 2.4-6.8 percent, and cumulative savings on the order of 54-154 percent, of 2001 consumption could accrue by 2050. By 2050, annual gasoline savings of 2.8-12 percent, and cumulative savings on the order of 83-350 percent of 2001 consumption could accrue for cars.

Rick Schmoyer, RLS

2004-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Selected bibliography: cost and energy savings of conservation and renewable energy technologies  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This bibliography is a compilation of reports on the cost and energy savings of conservation and renewable energy applications throughout the United States. It is part of an overall effort to inform utilities of technological developments in conservation and renewable energy technologies and so aid utilities in their planning process to determine the most effective and economic combination of capital investments to meet customer needs. Department of Energy assessments of the applications, current costs and cost goals for the various technologies included in this bibliography are presented. These assessments are based on analyses performed by or for the respective DOE Program Offices. The results are sensitive to a number of variables and assumptions; however, the estimates presented are considered representative. These assessments are presented, followed by some conclusions regarding the potential role of the conservation and renewable energy alternative. The approach used to classify the bibliographic citations and abstracts is outlined.

None

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analyzing the Life Cycle Energy Savings of DOE Supported Buildings Technologies  

SciTech Connect

This report examines the factors that would potentially help determine an appropriate analytical timeframe for measuring the U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technology (BT) benefits and presents a summary-level analysis of the life cycle savings for BTs Commercial Buildings Integration (CBI) R&D program. The energy savings for three hypothetical building designs are projected over a 100-year period using Building Energy Analysis and Modeling System (BEAMS) to illustrate the resulting energy and carbon savings associated with the hypothetical aging buildings. The report identifies the tasks required to develop a long-term analytical and modeling framework, and discusses the potential analytical gains and losses by extending an analysis into the long-term.

Cort, Katherine A.; Hostick, Donna J.; Dirks, James A.; Elliott, Douglas B.

2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Analyzing the Life Cycle Energy Savings of DOE Supported Buildings Technologies  

SciTech Connect

This report examines the factors that would potentially help determine an appropriate analytical timeframe for measuring the U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technology (BT) benefits and presents a summary-level analysis of the life cycle savings for BTs Commercial Buildings Integration (CBI) R&D program. The energy savings for three hypothetical building designs are projected over a 100-year period using Building Energy Analysis and Modeling System (BEAMS) to illustrate the resulting energy and carbon savings associated with the hypothetical aging buildings. The report identifies the tasks required to develop a long-term analytical and modeling framework, and discusses the potential analytical gains and losses by extending an analysis into the long-term.

Cort, Katherine A.; Hostick, Donna J.; Dirks, James A.; Elliott, Douglas B.

2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology (E-SMARRT): Mechanical Performance of Dies  

SciTech Connect

As a net shape process, die casting is intrinsically efficient and improvements in energy efficiency are strongly dependent on design and process improvements that reduce scrap rates so that more of the total consumed energy goes into acceptable, usable castings. A casting that is distorted and fails to meet specified dimensional requirements is typically remelted but this still results in a decrease in process yield, lost productivity, and increased energy consumption. This work focuses on developing, and expanding the use of, computer modeling methods that can be used to improve the dimensional accuracy of die castings and produce die designs and machine/die setups that reduce rejection rates due to dimensional issues. A major factor contributing to the dimensional inaccuracy of the casting is the elastic deformations of the die cavity caused by the thermo mechanical loads the dies are subjected to during normal operation. Although thermal and die cavity filling simulation are widely used in the industry, structural modeling of the die, particularly for managing part distortion, is not yet widely practiced. This may be due in part to the need to have a thorough understanding of the physical phenomenon involved in die distortion and the mathematical theory employed in the numerical models to efficiently model the die distortion phenomenon. Therefore, two of the goals of this work are to assist in efforts to expand the use of structural modeling and related technologies in the die casting industry by 1) providing a detailed modeling guideline and tutorial for those interested in developing the necessary skills and capability and 2) by developing simple meta?¢???models that capture the results and experience gained from several years of die distortion research and can be used to predict key distortion phenomena of relevance to a die caster with a minimum of background and without the need for simulations. These objectives were met. A detailed modeling tutorial was provided to NADCA for distribution to the industry. Power law based meta?¢???models for predicting machine tie bar loading and for predicting maximum parting surface separation were successfully developed and tested against simulation results for a wide range of machines and experimental data. The models proved to be remarkably accurate, certainly well within the requirements for practical application. In addition to making die structural modeling more accessible, the work advanced the state-of-the-art by developing improved modeling of cavity pressure effects, which is typically modeled as a hydrostatic boundary condition, and performing a systematic analysis of the influence of ejector die design variables on die deflection and parting plane separation. This cavity pressure modeling objective met with less than complete success due to the limits of current finite element based fluid?¢???structure?¢???interaction analysis methods, but an improved representation of the casting/die interface was accomplished using a combination of solid and shell elements in the finite element model. This approximation enabled good prediction of final part distortion verified with a comprehensive evaluation of the dimensions of test castings produced with a design experiment. An extra deliverable of the experimental work was development of high temperature mechanical properties for the A380 die casting alloy. The ejector side design objective was met and the results were incorporated into the metamodels described above. This new technology was predicted to result in an average energy savings of 2.03 trillion BTU?¢????s/year over a 10 year period. Current (2011) annual energy saving estimates over a ten year period, based on commercial introduction in 2009, a market penetration of 70% by 2014 is 4.26 trillion BTU?¢????s/year by 2019. Along with these en

R. Allen Miller, Principal Investigator; Contributors: Khalil Kabiri-Bamoradian; Abelardo Delgado-Garza; Karthik Murugesan; Adham Ragab

2011-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Saving Technology of Thermal Regenerative Compressed Air Dryer by Regenerates Adsorbent with Residual Heat  

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According to the characteristic of the compressed air dryer located at the same place with the air compressor, for the large capacity thermal regenerative compressed air dryer that the absorbent is regenerated by an electric heater, this thesis puts ... Keywords: Compressed air dryer, Regeneration, Heater, Residual heat, Energy saving

Zhang Mingzhu; Zhou Zhili; Li Hongtao; Zhang Yongbo

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Research of Traction Motor Energy-Saving Regenerative Braking Control Technology  

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In all the motor braking control systems, regenerative braking is the only way of energy-saving braking control mode. It can convert dynamic energy which generate during braking period into electric energy, then return to the grid. In this paper, through ... Keywords: regenerative braking, traction motor, direct torque, stator flux, slip frequency

Yuhua Wang; Jianlin Miao; Yuanfang Wei

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology (Energy SMARRT): Development of CCT Diagrams  

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One of the most energy intensive industries in the U.S. today is in the melting and casting of steel alloys for use in our advanced technological society. While the majority of steel castings involve low or mild carbon steel for common construction materials, highly-alloyed steels constitute a critical component of many industries due to their excellent properties. However, as the amount of alloying additions increases, the problems associated with casting these materials also increases, resulting in a large waste of energy due to inefficiency and a lack of basic information concerning these often complicated alloy systems. Superaustenitic stainless steels constitute a group of Fe-based alloys that are compositionally balanced to have a purely austenitic matrix and exhibit favorable pitting and crevice corrosion resistant properties and mechanical strength. However, intermetallic precipitates such as sigma (???¯??????³) and Laves can form during casting or exposure to high-temperature processing, which degrade the corrosion and mechanical properties of the material. Knowledge of the times and temperatures at which these detrimental phases form is imperative if a company is to efficiently produce castings of high quality in the minimum amount of time, using the lowest amount of energy possible, while producing the least amount of material waste. Anecdotal evidence from company representatives revealed that large castings frequently had to be scrapped due to either lower than expected corrosion resistance or extremely low fracture toughness. It was suspected that these poor corrosion and / or mechanical properties were directly related to the type, amount, and location of various intermetallic phases that formed during either the cooling cycle of the castings or subsequent heat treatments. However, no reliable data existed concerning either the time-temperature-transformation (TTT) diagrams or the continuous-cooling-transformation (CCT) diagrams of the super-austenitics. The goal of this study was to accurately characterize the solid-solid phase transformations seen in cast superaustenitic stainless steels. Heat treatments were performed to understand the time and temperature ranges for intermetallic phase formations in alloys CN3MN and CK3McuN. Microstructures were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and energy and wavelength dispersive spectroscopy (EDS, WDS). In this way TTT and CCT diagrams could be developed for the matrix of samples chosen. As this study consisted of basic research into the development of TTT and CCT diagrams as an aid to the US steel casting industry, there is no formal commercialization plan associated with this task other than presentations and publications via the Steel Founders Society of America to their members. The author is confident that the data contained in this report can be used by steel foundries to refine their casting procedures in such a way as to reduce the amount of waste produced and energy wasted by significantly reducing or eliminating the need for remelting or recasting of material due to unwanted, premature intermetallic formation. This development of high alloy steel CCT diagrams was predicted to result in an average energy savings of 0.05 trillion BTU???¢????????s/year over a 10 year period (with full funding). With 65% of the proposed funding, current (2011) annual energy saving estimates, based on initial dissemination to the casting industry in 2011and market penetration of 97% by 2020, is 0.14 trillion BTU???¢????????s/year. The reduction of scrap and improvement in casting yield will also result in a reduction of environmental emissions associated with the melting and pouring of the steel. The average annual estimate of CO2 reduction per year through 2020 is 0.003 Million Metri

L. Scott Chumbley

2011-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Savings by Cell Design Improvements  

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Mar 3, 2011 ... Aluminum Reduction Technology: Energy Savings by Cell Design Improvements Sponsored by: The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society,...

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Two hundred Energy Savings Assessments identified potential annual energy savings  

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Center (IAC) teams. The Industrial Technologies Program completed 200 SENAs at U.S. industrial plants3/20/09 Two hundred Energy Savings Assessments identified potential annual energy savings of $485 million Industrial Energy Efficiency The ORNL Industrial Energy Efficiency Team supports DOE's Best

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Technical Support Document: 50% Energy Savings Design Technology Packages for Medium Office Buildings  

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This Technical Support Document (TSD) describes the process and methodology for development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Medium Offices (AEDG-MO or the Guide), a design guidance document which intends to provide recommendations for achieving 50% energy savings in medium office buildings that just meet the requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

Thornton, Brian A.; Wang, Weimin; Lane, Michael D.; Rosenberg, Michael I.; Liu, Bing

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology: Aging of Graphitic Cast Irons and Machinability  

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The objective of this task was to determine whether ductile iron and compacted graphite iron exhibit age strengthening to a statistically significant extent. Further, this effort identified the mechanism by which gray iron age strengthens and the mechanism by which age-strengthening improves the machinability of gray cast iron. These results were then used to determine whether age strengthening improves the machinability of ductile iron and compacted graphite iron alloys in order to develop a predictive model of alloy factor effects on age strengthening. The results of this work will lead to reduced section sizes, and corresponding weight and energy savings. Improved machinability will reduce scrap and enhance casting marketability. Technical Conclusions: ???¢???????¢ Age strengthening was demonstrated to occur in gray iron ductile iron and compacted graphite iron. ???¢???????¢ Machinability was demonstrated to be improved by age strengthening when free ferrite was present in the microstructure, but not in a fully pearlitic microstructure. ???¢???????¢ Age strengthening only occurs when there is residual nitrogen in solid solution in the Ferrite, whether the ferrite is free ferrite or the ferrite lamellae within pearlite. ???¢???????¢ Age strengthening can be accelerated by Mn at about 0.5% in excess of the Mn/S balance Estimated energy savings over ten years is 13.05 trillion BTU, based primarily on yield improvement and size reduction of castings for equivalent service. Also it is estimated that the heavy truck end use of lighter castings for equivalent service requirement will result in a diesel fuel energy savings of 131 trillion BTU over ten years.

Von L. Richards

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Saving Curtain.  

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?? This paper presents the energy saving curtains, in order to make the consumers be more aware of the energy efficiency of the energy saving (more)

Zou, Fan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Persistence of energy savings of lighting retrofit technologies at the Forrestal Building  

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In 1989, the Forrestal Building, headquarters for the U.S. Department of Energy, was chosen for a major lighting retrofit project. The project replaced the aging fighting system newer, energy-efficient fixtures. Pacific Northwest Laboratory conducted a three-part monitoring study at the Forrestal Building to (1) characterize building energy use, (2) empirically measure savings realized by the lighting retrofit, and (3) determine the persistence of energy savings. This report summarizes the findings from the third and final monitoring phase. Two data loggers were left installed at the Forrestal Building and data were collected for a 12-month period after the lighting retrofit was completed. An analysis-of-variance test indicated that the mean monthly lighting demand is increasing. A regression analysis performed on the data indicated that the mean monthly lighting demand for workdays is increasing at a rate of 0.3652{+-}0.1101 kW/mo. The nonworkday demand is increasing at a rate of 0.3408{+-}0.1027 kW/mo. During the same period, workday mean monthly plug load demand increased 0.0912{+-}0.0275 kW/mo., while nonworkday plug loads decreased slightly. The gradual increase, though significant, is reduced when compared to the 56% savings recorded after the lighting retrofit. The increase is attributed to a combination of occupants returning to original (pre-retrofit poor) behavior and a small set of occupancy sensors being defeated by building occupants. Degradation of lighting fixtures from {open_quotes}burn-in time{close_quotes} was ruled out because all burn-in time is expected in the first few months and the increasing trend persists over the 11 months of this study. Because the lighting demand was still increasing at the end of the study, without further data collection, it was not possible to determine when the increase would level out. Therefore, the true energy savings from the lighting retrofit remain unknown.

Chvala, W.D. Jr.; Wahlstrom, R.R.; Halverson, M.A.

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing Information on Energy Savings and Associated Costs and Benefits of Energy Efficient Emerging Technologies Applicable in California  

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Implementation and adoption of efficient end-use technologies have proven to be one of the key measures for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions throughout the industries. In many cases, implementing energy efficiency measures is among one of the most cost effective investments that the industry could make in improving efficiency and productivity while reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Over the years, there have been incentives to use resources and energy in a cleaner and more efficient way to create industries that are sustainable and more productive. With the working of energy programs and policies on GHG inventory and regulation, understanding and managing the costs associated with mitigation measures for GHG reductions is very important for the industry and policy makers around the world and in California. Successful implementation of applicable emerging technologies not only may help advance productivities, improve environmental impacts, or enhance industrial competitiveness, but also can play a significant role in climate-mitigation efforts by saving energy and reducing the associated GHG emissions. Developing new information on costs and savings benefits of energy efficient emerging technologies applicable in California market is important for policy makers as well as the industries. Therefore, provision of timely evaluation and estimation of the costs and energy savings potential of emerging technologies applicable to California is the focus of this report. The overall goal of the project is to identify and select a set of emerging and under-utilized energy-efficient technologies and practices as they are important to reduce energy consumption in industry while maintaining economic growth. Specifically, this report contains the results from performing Task 3 Technology Characterization for California Industries for the project titled Research Opportunities in Emerging and Under-Utilized Energy-Efficient Industrial Technologies, sponsored by California Energy Commission (CEC) and managed by California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE). The project purpose is to characterize energy savings, technology costs, market potential, and economic viability of newly selected technologies applicable to California. In this report, LBNL first performed technology reviews to identify new or under-utilized technologies that could offer potential in improving energy efficiency and additional benefits to California industries as well as in the U.S. industries, followed by detailed technology assessment on each targeted technology, with a focus on California applications. A total of eleven emerging or underutilized technologies applicable to California were selected and characterized with detailed information in this report. The outcomes essentially include a multi-page summary profile for each of the 11 emerging or underutilized technologies applicable to California industries, based on the formats used in the technology characterization reports (Xu et al. 2010; Martin et al. 2000).

Xu, Tengfang; Slaa, Jan Willem; Sathaye, Jayant

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology: Improved Die Casting Process to Preserve the Life of the Inserts  

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The goal of this project was to study the combined effects of die design, proper internal cooling and efficient die lubricants on die life. The project targeted improvements in die casting insert life by: Optomized Die Design for Reduced Surface Temperature: The life of die casting dies is significantly shorter when the die is exposed to elevated temperature for significant periods of time. Any die operated under conditions leading to surface temperature in excess of 1050oF undergoes structural changes that reduce its strength. Optimized die design can improve die life significantly. This improvement can be accomplished by means of cooling lines, baffles and bubblers in the die. A key objective of the project was to establish criteria for the minimal distance of the cooling lines from the surface. This effort was supported with alloys and machining by BohlerUddeholm, Dunn Steel, HH Stark and Rex Buckeye. In plant testing and evaluation was conducted as in-kind cost share at St. Clair Die Casting. The Uddeholm Dievar steel evaluated in this program showed superior resistance to thermal fatigue resistance. Based on the experimental evidence, cooling lines could be placed as close as 0.5" from the surface. Die Life Extension by Optimized Die Lubrication: The life of die casting dies is affected by additions made to its surface with the proper lubricants. These lubricants will protect the surface from the considerable temperature peaks that occur when the molten melt enters the die. Dies will reach a significantly higher temperature without this lubricant being applied. The amount and type of the lubricant are critical variables in the die casting process. However, these lubricants must not corrode the die surface. This effort was supported with alloys and machining by BohlerUddeholm, Dunn Steel, HH Stark and Rex Buckeye. In plant testing and evaluation was conducted as in-kind cost share at St. Clair Die Casting. Chem- Trend participated in the program with die lubricants and technical support. Experiments conducted with these lubricants demonstrated good protection of the substrate steel. Graphite and boron nitride used as benchmarks are capable of completely eliminating soldering and washout. However, because of cost and environmental considerations these materials are not widely used in industry. The best water-based die lubricants evaluated in this program were capable of providing similar protection from soldering and washout. In addition to improved part quality and higher production rates, improving die casting processes to preserve the life of the inserts will result in energy savings and a reduction in environmental wastes. Improving die life by means of optimized cooling line placement, baffles and bubblers in the die will allow for reduced die temperatures during processing, saving energy associated with production. The utilization of optimized die lubricants will also reduce heat requirements in addition to reducing waste associated with soldering and washout. This new technology was predicted to result in an average energy savings of 1.1 trillion BTU's/year over a 10 year period. Current (2012) annual energy saving estimates, based on commercial introduction in 2010, a market penetration of 70% by 2020 is 1.26 trillion BTU's/year. Along with these energy savings, reduction of scrap and improvement in casting yield will result in a reduction of the environmental emissions associated with the melting and pouring of the metal which will be saved as a result of this technology. The average annual estimate of CO2 reduction per year through 2020 is 0.025 Million Metric Tons of Carbon Equivalent (MM TCE).

David Schwam, PI; Xuejun Zhu, Sr. Research Associate

2012-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Energy Savings Potential from the Use of Demand Controlled Ventilation in General Office Spaces in California  

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A prototypical office building meeting the prescriptive requirements of the 2008 California building energy efficiency standards (Title 24) was used in EnergyPlus simulations to calculate the energy savings potential of demand controlled ventilation (DCV) in five typical California climates per three design occupancy densities and two minimum ventilation rates. The assumed minimum ventilation rates in offices without DCV, based on two different measurement methods employed in a large survey, were 38 and 13 L/s per occupant. The results of the life cycle cost analysis show DCV is cost effective for office spaces if the typical minimum ventilation rate without DCV is 38 L/s per person, except at the low design occupancy of 10.8 people per 100 m2 in climate zones 3 (north coast) and 6 (south Coast). DCV was not found to be cost effective if the typical minimum ventilation rate without DCV is 13 L/s per occupant, except at high design occupancy of 21.5 people per 100 m2 in climate zones 14 (desert) and 16 (mountains). Until the large uncertainties about the base case ventilation rates in offices without DCV are reduced, the case for requiring DCV in general office spaces will be a weak case. Under the Title 24 Standards office occupant density of 10.8 people per 100 m2, DCV becomes cost effective when the base case minimum ventilation rate is greater than 42.5, 43.0, 24.0, 19.0, and 18.0 L/s per person for climate zone 3, 6, 12, 14, and 16 respectively.

Hong, Tianzhen; Fisk, William

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Maximizing Residential Energy Savings: Net Zero Energy House (ZEH) Technology Pathways  

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To meet current U.S. Department of Energy zero-energy home performance goals, new technologies and solutions must increase whole-house efficiency savings by an additional 40% relative to those provided by best available components and systems.

Anderson, R.; Roberts, D.

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing Information on Energy Savings and Associated Costs and Benefits of Energy Efficient Emerging Technologies Applicable in California  

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on energy efficiency, energy savings, market adoption, andIndustries End-use(s) Energy types Market segment 2015Industries End-use(s) Energy types Market segment 2015

Xu, Tengfang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dimming Controllers Offer Potential Energy Savings in Outdoor...  

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Sheet: * Introduction * HID Dimming * Conclusions Dimming Controllers Offer Potential Energy Savings in Outdoor Lighting Lighting control technology reduces energy consumption...

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Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology (E-SMARRT): Melting Efficiency Improvement  

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Steel foundries melt recycled scrap in electric furnaces and typically consume 35-100% excess energy from the theoretical energy requirement required to pour metal castings. This excess melting energy is multiplied by yield losses during casting and finishing operations resulting in the embodied energy in a cast product typically being three to six times the theoretical energy requirement. The purpose of this research project was to study steel foundry melting operations to understand energy use and requirements for casting operations, define variations in energy consumption, determine technologies and practices that are successful in reducing melting energy and develop new melting techniques and tools to improve the energy efficiency of melting in steel foundry operations.

Principal Investigator Kent Peaslee; Co-PIƒ ƒ ‚ ¢ƒ ‚ ‚ € ƒ ‚ ‚ ™ s: Von Richards, Jeffrey Smith

2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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LED exit signs: Improved technology leads the way to energy savings  

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Recent innovations in light-emitting diode (LED) exit signs may make LED signs the best choice among the energy efficient options available. In the past, LED signs have offered low power consumption, projected long lamp life, and low maintenance requirements. Now, the best of the LED signs also offer improved optical designs that reduce their already low power consumption while improving visibility and appearance, and even reduce their cost. LED exit signs are gaining market share, and E Source expects this technology to eventually dominate over incandescent, compact fluorescent, and electroluminescent signs. More research is needed, however, to confirm manufacturers` claims of 20-year operating lives for LED signs. Conservative estimates place the number of exit signs in US buildings at about 40 million. Although each sign represents a very small part of a building`s load, exit signs are ready targets for energy efficiency upgrades -- they operate continuously and most use inefficient incandescent sources. With an LED sign, annual energy and maintenance costs can be reduced by more than 90 percent compared to a typical incandescent sign. Low annual costs help to offset the LED sign`s relatively high first cost. More than 25 utilities offer DSM incentives for energy efficient exit signs, and efficient alternatives are becoming more readily available. Recent improvements in optical designs enable many LED signs to visually out perform other sources. In addition to these benefits, LED exit signs have lower life cycle cost than most other options. The biggest barrier to their success, however, is that their first cost has been considerably higher than competing technologies. LED sign prices are falling rapidly, though, because manufacturers are continually improving optical designs of the fixtures to use fewer LEDs and thus even less energy while providing better performance.

Sardinsky, R.; Hawthorne, S.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantifying National Energy Savings  

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Quantifying National Energy Savings Potential of Lighting Controls in Commercial Buildings Alison Williams, Barbara Atkinson, Karina Garbesi and Francis Rubinstein Energy Analysis...

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Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology: Innovative Semi-Solid Metal (SSM) Processing  

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Semi-solid metal (SSM) processing has emerged as an attractive method for near-net-shape manufacturing due to the distinct advantages it holds over conventional near-net-shape forming technologies. These advantages include lower cycle time, increased die life, reduced porosity, reduced solidification shrinkage, improved mechanical properties, etc. SSM processing techniques can not only produce the complex dimensional details (e.g. thin-walled sections) associated with conventional high-pressure die castings, but also can produce high integrity castings currently attainable only with squeeze and low-pressure permanent mold casting processes. There are two primary semi-solid processing routes, (a) thixocasting and (b) rheocasting. In the thixocasting route, one starts from a non-dendritic solid precursor material that is specially prepared by a primary aluminum manufacturer, using continuous casting methods. Upon reheating this material into the mushy (a.k.a. "two-phase") zone, a thixotropic slurry is formed, which becomes the feed for the casting operation. In the rheocasting route (a.k.a. "slurry-on-demand" or "SoD"), one starts from the liquid state, and the thixotropic slurry is formed directly from the melt via careful thermal management of the system; the slurry is subsequently fed into the die cavity. Of these two routes, rheocasting is favored in that there is no premium added to the billet cost, and the scrap recycling issues are alleviated. The CRP (Trade Marked) is a process where the molten metal flows through a reactor prior to casting. The role of the reactor is to ensure that copious nucleation takes place and that the nuclei are well distributed throughout the system prior to entering the casting cavity. The CRP (Trade Marked) has been successfully applied in hyper-eutectic Al-Si alloys (i.e., 390 alloy) where two liquids of equal or different compositions and temperatures are mixed in the reactor and creating a SSM slurry. The process has been mostly used for hypo-eutectic Al-Si alloys (i.e., 356, 357, etc.) where a single melt passes through the reactor. In addition, the CRP (Trade Marked) was designed to be flexible for thixocasting or rheocasting applications as well as batch or continuous casting. Variable heat extraction rates can be obtained by controlling either the superheat of the melt, the temperature of the channel system, or the temperature of the reactor. This program had four main objectives all of which were focused on a mechanistic understanding of the process in order to be able to scale it up, to develop it into a robust process,and for SSM processing to be commercially used.

Diran Apelian

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL's Energy-Saving Technology for Air Conditioning Cuts Peak Power Loads Without Using Harmful Refrigerants (Fact Sheet)  

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This fact sheet describes how the DEVAP air conditioner was invented, explains how the technology works, and why it won an R&D 100 Award. Desiccant-enhanced evaporative (DEVAP) air-conditioning will provide superior comfort for commercial buildings in any climate at a small fraction of the electricity costs of conventional air-conditioning equipment, releasing far less carbon dioxide and cutting costly peak electrical demand by an estimated 80%. Air conditioning currently consumes about 15% of the electricity generated in the United States and is a major contributor to peak electrical demand on hot summer days, which can lead to escalating power costs, brownouts, and rolling blackouts. DEVAP employs an innovative combination of air-cooling technologies to reduce energy use by up to 81%. DEVAP also shifts most of the energy needs to thermal energy sources, reducing annual electricity use by up to 90%. In doing so, DEVAP is estimated to cut peak electrical demand by nearly 80% in all climates. Widespread use of this cooling cycle would dramatically cut peak electrical loads throughout the country, saving billions of dollars in investments and operating costs for our nation's electrical utilities. Water is already used as a refrigerant in evaporative coolers, a common and widely used energy-saving technology for arid regions. The technology cools incoming hot, dry air by evaporating water into it. The energy absorbed by the water as it evaporates, known as the latent heat of vaporization, cools the air while humidifying it. However, evaporative coolers only function when the air is dry, and they deliver humid air that can lower the comfort level for building occupants. And even many dry climates like Phoenix, Arizona, have a humid season when evaporative cooling won't work well. DEVAP extends the applicability of evaporative cooling by first using a liquid desiccant-a water-absorbing material-to dry the air. The dry air is then passed to an indirect evaporative cooling stage, in which the incoming air is in thermal contact with a moistened surface that evaporates the water into a separate air stream. As the evaporation cools the moistened surface, it draws heat from the incoming air without adding humidity to it. A number of cooling cycles have been developed that employ indirect evaporative cooling, but DEVAP achieves a superior efficiency relative to its technological siblings.

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Energy Savings in Industrial Buildings  

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The industrial sector accounts for more than one-third of total energy use in the United States and emits 28.7 percent of the countrys greenhouse gases. Energy use in the industrial sector is largely for steam and process heating systems, and electricity for equipment such as pumps, air compressors, and fans. Lesser, yet significant, amounts of energy are used for industrial buildings heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting and facility use (such as office equipment). Due to economic growth, energy consumption in the industrial sector will continue to increase gradually, as will energy use in industrial buildings. There is a large potential for energy saving and carbon intensity reduction by improving HVAC, lighting, and other aspects of building operation and technologies. Analyses show that most of the technologies and measures to save energy in buildings would be cost-effective with attractive rates of return. First, this paper will investigate energy performance in buildings within the manufacturing sector, as classified in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Energy use patterns for HVAC and lighting in industrial buildings vary dramatically across different manufacturing sectors. For example, food manufacturing uses more electricity for HVAC than does apparel manufacturing because of the different energy demand patterns. Energy saving opportunities and potential from industrial buildings will also be identified and evaluated. Lastly, barriers for deployment of energy savings technologies will be explored along with recommendations for policies to promote energy efficiency in industrial buildings.

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

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy saving thermostat  

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An energy saving thermostat adapted to be connected to a remote temperature conditioning apparatus for controlling the temperature of air in a space maintains a first temperature during a first time period and a second energy saving temperature during other time periods of the day. The thermostat has a visual indicating means so that when a manually settable switch is pushed, a time interval counter means is energized for indicating and storing a series of pulses each indicative of an hour of setback time into a storage means. The thermostat also has a review button for reviewing the stored time by pulsing the visual indicating means for the number of hours of the time period energy saving temperature.

Adams, J.T.; Kompelien, A.D.; Nelson, M.D.; Pinckaers, B.H.

1982-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeled and metered energy savings from exterior wall insulation  

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Millions of single-family masonry (block) houses with slab foundations exist in the southern United States. In fact, approximately 50% of Florida`s six million residences are of concrete block construction. The block walls in these homes are usually uninsulated, and the technology for retrofitting wall insulation is not well developed. Two field tests were performed--one near Phoenix, Arizona and one in Cocoa, Florida--to measure the air-conditioning energy savings and demand reduction impact of applying an exterior insulation and finish system (EEFS) to the exterior of the block wall, and gain practical experience with retrofit application techniques and costs. One field test used a {open_quotes}site-fabricated{close_quotes} insulation system, while the other field test used a commercially available system. The field tests measured a savings of 9% in Arizona and less savings in Florida, and emphasized the impact indoor temperature settings have on cooling energy savings: exterior wall insulation on block homes will produce energy savings in Florida houses only if a low cooling thermostat setting is desirable. The field tests also highlighted an improved comfort benefit from the retrofit - namely, elimination of overheating in rooms with south and west exposures. The DOE-2. ID program was used to analyze the energy savings (air-conditioning and heating) and electric demand impact of applying an EIFS. Air-conditioning energy savings were estimated to be in the range of 8% to 10% in many southern U.S. regions. A 12% savings was predicted for Phoenix, Arizona and a savings of 1% to 4% was predicted for seacoast regions, particularly in Florida. These predictions were in good agreement with the measured values. Peak hour cooling energy savings were predicted to be more uniform throughout the country, generally in the range of %8 to %12.

Ternes, M.; Parker, D.; McLain, H.; Barkaszi, S. Jr.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Savings from Window Attachments  

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

from from Window Attachments October 2013 Prepared for: Building Technologies Office Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy Prepared by: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory October 2013 Prepared for: Building Technologies Office Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy Prepared By: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory One Cyclotron Road, MS 90R3111 Berkeley, CA 94720 Authors: D. Charlie Curcija Mehry Yazdanian Christian Kohler Robert Hart Robin Mitchell Simon Vidanovic 1 ENERGY SAVINGS FROM WINDOW ATTACHMENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS: TABLE OF CONTENTS:................................................................................................... 1 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ......................................................................................... 3

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Energy Savings from Window Attachments  

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

from from Window Attachments October 2013 Prepared for: Building Technologies Office Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy Prepared by: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory October 2013 Prepared for: Building Technologies Office Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy Prepared By: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory One Cyclotron Road, MS 90R3111 Berkeley, CA 94720 Authors: D. Charlie Curcija Mehry Yazdanian Christian Kohler Robert Hart Robin Mitchell Simon Vidanovic 1 ENERGY SAVINGS FROM WINDOW ATTACHMENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS: TABLE OF CONTENTS:................................................................................................... 1 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ......................................................................................... 3

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Guidance on New Construction under an Energy Savings Performance Contract  

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

Guidance on New Construction under an Energy Savings Performance Guidance on New Construction under an Energy Savings Performance Contract November 2013 This document provides guidance on the limitations on the use of an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) for the construction of a "new" building. 2 Guidance on "New" Construction under an Energy Savings Performance Contract Subject: Limitations on the use of an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) for the construction of a "new" building. Summary: In general, an ESPC must be used for the energy efficiency improvement and retrofit of exisiting Federal buildings. An ESPC may be used for the construction of "new" buildings under an ESPC only under limited circumstances:

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Guidance on New Construction under an Energy Savings Performance Contract  

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Guidance on New Construction under an Energy Savings Performance Guidance on New Construction under an Energy Savings Performance Contract November 2013 This document provides guidance on the limitations on the use of an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) for the construction of a "new" building. 2 Guidance on "New" Construction under an Energy Savings Performance Contract Subject: Limitations on the use of an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) for the construction of a "new" building. Summary: In general, an ESPC must be used for the energy efficiency improvement and retrofit of exisiting Federal buildings. An ESPC may be used for the construction of "new" buildings under an ESPC only under limited circumstances:

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Energy Saving Absorption Heat Pump Water Heater - Energy ...  

ORNLs new absorption heat pump and water heater technology offers substantial energy savings and can reduce the use of fossil fuels by buildings. While ...

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Including Retro-Commissioning in Federal Energy Savings Performance...  

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11.2 Retro-Cx in Federal ESPCs Including Retro-Commissioning In Federal Energy Saving Performance Contracts Retro-commissioning generally reduces operating and maintenance costs,...

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Developing Information on Energy Savings and Associated Costs and Benefits of Energy Efficient Emerging Technologies Applicable in California  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Agency - Energy Technology Systems AnalysisEfficiency Renewable Energy Technologies TransportationU.S. Department of Energy Industrial Technologies Program. (

Xu, Tengfang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrofitting for Energy Savings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy audits provide a measure of current energy usage and indicate areas where energy usage can be reduced from present levels. The next step is to make an in-depth process engineering review lo quantify what modifications can be made to a plant, what energy savings will result and what capital costs are needed for particular modifications that must be made. Economic considerations, together with space availability for new equipment, determine what can be done in an existing plant to economically reduce energy usage.

Elshout, R. V.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing Information on Energy Savings and Associated Costs and Benefits of Energy Efficient Emerging Technologies Applicable in California  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

6  Market information, new technology and referenceis included: Market information Reference technologyinformation 2.2.1 Market information, new technology and

Xu, Tengfang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology (E-SMARRT): Development of Surface Engineered Coating Systems for Aluminum Pressure Die Casting Dies: Towards a 'Smart' Die Coating  

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The main objective of this research program was to design and develop an optimal coating system that extends die life by minimizing premature die failure. In high-pressure aluminum die-casting, the die, core pins and inserts must withstand severe processing conditions. Many of the dies and tools in the industry are being coated to improve wear-resistance and decrease down-time for maintenance. However, thermal fatigue in metal itself can still be a major problem, especially since it often leads to catastrophic failure (i.e. die breakage) as opposed to a wear-based failure (parts begin to go out of tolerance). Tooling costs remain the largest portion of production costs for many of these parts, so the ability prevent catastrophic failures would be transformative for the manufacturing industry.The technology offers energy savings through reduced energy use in the die casting process from several factors, including increased life of the tools and dies, reuse of the dies and die components, reduction/elimination of lubricants, and reduced machine down time, and reduction of Al solder sticking on the die. The use of the optimized die coating system will also reduce environmental wastes and scrap parts. Current (2012) annual energy saving estimates, based on initial dissemination to the casting industry in 2010 and market penetration of 80% by 2020, is 3.1 trillion BTU's/year. The average annual estimate of CO2 reduction per year through 2020 is 0.63 Million Metric Tons of Carbon Equivalent (MM TCE).

Dr. John J. Moore; Dr. Jianliang Lin,

2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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LBNL-3831E Achieving Energy Savings with Highly-  

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831E 831E Achieving Energy Savings with Highly- Controlled Lighting in an Open-Plan Office Author(s), F. Rubinstein, and A. Enscoe Environmental Energy Technologies Division April 2010 Highly-Controlled Lighting 1 of 50 April 19, 2010 Achieving Energy Savings with Highly-Controlled Lighting in an Open-Plan Office Prepared for the General Services Administration by Francis Rubinstein and Abby Enscoe Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Highly-Controlled Lighting 2 of 50 April 19, 2010 DISCLAIMER This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of

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Energy Savings Performance Contract Project Facilitators | Department of  

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

Energy Savings Performance Contract Project Facilitators Energy Savings Performance Contract Project Facilitators Energy Savings Performance Contract Project Facilitators October 7, 2013 - 1:39pm Addthis Project facilitators help Federal agencies avoid obstacles and expedite projects, guiding the acquisition team through the process of developing, awarding, and verifying savings from energy savings performance contract (ESPC) projects. Project facilitators are experienced, unbiased advisors who: Provide consultation about contract and funding issues, technology and engineering considerations, and measurement and verification processes Review cost and technical proposals Draft the agency's task order request for proposal Provide other services as requested. Federal agencies developing U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) ESPC projects

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Capturing Energy Savings with Steam Traps  

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This paper will discuss the energy savings potential of steam traps and present the energy, economic, and environmental reason why an active steam trap maintenance program is good for the company's bottom line. Several case studies will be discussed to demonstrate the merits of steam trap technology.

Bockwinkel, R. G.; French, S. A.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Savings of Variable Speed Motors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper investigates the energy savings available by utilizing variable speed motors on pump and fan applications. Conventional control of flow or pressure in process plants is normally accomplished by throttling the various streams with control valves. Depending on the system and the actual operating conditions, this throttling may consume a considerable amount of energy. The hydraulics of different systems are investigated to generalize high energy saving applications. Typical pump characteristics at varying speeds are investigated since most performance curves are only available at a constant speed. The various types of variable speed electric motors are discussed. However, the primary variable speed system recommended is a variable frequency speed system which utilizes standard induction motors. Specific cases of centrifugal pump applications and cooling tower fan service are presented. Turndown frequencies, stream factors, and electric rates are included in the evaluation. The energy savings of a variable speed system becomes significant when flow rates vary widely and the electrical rates are high.

Fishel, F. D.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Department of Energys Administration of Energy Savings Performance Contract Biomass Projects  

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

Administration of Energy Savings Performance Contract Biomass Projects DOE/IG-0892 August 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 August 26, 2013 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "The Department of Energy's Administration of Energy Savings Performance Contract Biomass Projects" BACKGROUND Currently, biomass is the single largest source of renewable energy in the United States. Biomass technologies convert fuels developed from various feed stocks to heat and/or electricity and can be used in place of fossil fuels in most energy applications, such as steam boilers, water

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Jump-Start Your Plant's Energy Savings with Quick PEP, Software Tools for Industry, Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) (Fact Sheet)  

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This fact sheet describes how the Industrial Technologies Program Quick Plant Energy Profiler (Quick PEP) can help industrial plants identify energy use and find ways to save money and energy.

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2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance...  

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Energy Savings Performance Contracts to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contracts on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy...

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Energy Savings Performance Contracts Summary | Department of...  

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Centers Field Sites Power Marketing Administration Other Agencies You are here Home Energy Savings Performance Contracts Summary Energy Savings Performance Contracts Summary...

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NEW MOTOR DESIGN CONCEPT FOR ENERGY SAVING APPLIED TO  

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SHARK, NEW MOTOR DESIGN CONCEPT FOR ENERGY SAVING APPLIED TO SWITCHED RELUCTANCE MOTOR by Ana of the cylindrical and Shark air gap Switched Reluctance Motors and their assistance during the experimental work with other motor technologies such

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CHARACTERIZING COSTS, SAVINGS AND BENEFITS OF A SELECTION OF ENERGY EFFICIENT EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN THE UNITED STATES  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Technologies. (1993a). Energy-saving roller kiln - TechnicalEnergy Savings .6  Analyses of energy savings, cost, other

Xu, T.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Saving Energy and Money with Energy Savings Performance Contracts |  

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

with Energy Savings Performance Contracts with Energy Savings Performance Contracts Saving Energy and Money with Energy Savings Performance Contracts July 25, 2012 - 11:38am Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy On the Energy Savers Blog, we talk a lot about what you, our readers, can do to make your homes, workplaces, and vehicles more energy efficient. We love to hear from you about what you think about some of the energy-saving tips we pass along and the stories we tell about our own projects and experiences. But I thought our readers might also like to have a peek at one of the ways that federal agencies are leading by example and saving money by saving energy. Federal agencies are creating jobs and reducing energy costs at federal

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Saving Energy and Money with Energy Savings Performance Contracts |  

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

Saving Energy and Money with Energy Savings Performance Contracts Saving Energy and Money with Energy Savings Performance Contracts Saving Energy and Money with Energy Savings Performance Contracts July 25, 2012 - 11:38am Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy On the Energy Savers Blog, we talk a lot about what you, our readers, can do to make your homes, workplaces, and vehicles more energy efficient. We love to hear from you about what you think about some of the energy-saving tips we pass along and the stories we tell about our own projects and experiences. But I thought our readers might also like to have a peek at one of the ways that federal agencies are leading by example and saving money by saving energy. Federal agencies are creating jobs and reducing energy costs at federal

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EERE News: New DOE Investments Will Develop Energy-Saving Building...  

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

News Stories Information for Media Subscribe RSS Feeds New DOE Investments Will Develop Energy-Saving Building Technologies December 21, 2012 As part of the Energy Department's...

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Economic Energy Savings Potential in Federal Buildings  

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The primary objective of this study was to estimate the current life-cycle cost-effective (i.e., economic) energy savings potential in Federal buildings and the corresponding capital investment required to achieve these savings, with Federal financing. Estimates were developed for major categories of energy efficiency measures such as building envelope, heating system, cooling system, and lighting. The analysis was based on conditions (building stock and characteristics, retrofit technologies, interest rates, energy prices, etc.) existing in the late 1990s. The potential impact of changes to any of these factors in the future was not considered.

Brown, Daryl R.; Dirks, James A.; Hunt, Diane M.

2000-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Application and Design of Residential Building Energy Saving in Cold Climates  

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Climate is the one of main considerations for residential building design since the green and energy saving building has become the trend in the building industry. China is actively popularizing high energy-effective and environment harmonious buildings that integrate new techniques, new materials and new equipment. It is absolutely essential to summarize and demonstrate the application of energy-saving building in cold climates for the sake of a favorable economy and directions in the modern building industry. This paper discusses the cold climate features in China vis--vis the residential building layout, construction, building materials, envelope and cost from the aspects of environmental optimization and energy efficiency. The investigation combines indoor microclimates in order to decrease the building life cycle energy consumption. The air wall technology is studied for adoption of cold climate features. The research results through a National Demonstration Building Project (NDBP) show that the exterior wall total heat transfer coefficient is K=0.3w/(m2.k). Moreover, this four-layer dual heat-preservation exterior wall has more conformability and higher energy efficiency. It is completely successful for energy saving building project NDBP that deserves generalization because of adoption of cold climates features. The application of energy saving buildings can achieve social, environmental and economical benefits.

Li, Z.; Li, D.; Mei, S.; Zhang, G.; Liu, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Savings Performance Contracts Summary  

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

ENERGY SAVINGS PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS SUMMARY ENERGY SAVINGS PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS SUMMARY Site Contract Number Delivery or Task Order # Contractor Performance Period Contract Value Contract Description Richland DE-AC06-97RL13184 N/A Johnson Controls, Inc. 11/15/1996- 11/14/2021 $160.7M Conversion from central coal-fired steam plant to decentralized diesel boilers for Hanford Areas 200 & 300 (Site specific, standalone contract) DE-AM36-97EE73568 DE-AT06-09RL14923 Johnson Controls, Inc. 10/10/2008- 3/31/2033 $19.9M HVAC, Automation, Boiler Improvements Savannah River DE-AM36-02-NT41457 DE-AT09-09SR22572 Ameresco Federal Solutions 5/15/2009- 4/15/2031 $795M Biomass Cogeneration Facility and K and L Area Heating Plants

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Utility Energy Savings Contract Project  

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

Utility Energy Savings Utility Energy Savings Contract Project Redstone Arsenal, Alabama Presented by Doug Dixon, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory For Mark D. Smith, PE, CEM, CEA Energy Manager, Redstone Arsenal Federal Utility Partnership Working Group - Fall 2010 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 0 50 100 150 200 250 Klbs FY09 Total Hourly Steam FY09 Total Threshold $22.76 / MMBTU (Minimum take-or-pay base rate) (Consumer Price Index) Average FY09 Natural Gas Price $5.52 / MMBTU $16.91 / MMBTU (High capacity rate) (Petroleum Price Index) Hours UNCLASSIFIED Resolution * Manage the steam load to the minimum take-or- pay thresholds under the existing contract.  Prune the distribution system by eliminating long runs with low density and high thermal losses.  Ensure summer steam loads are utilized.

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Energy-saving tips for small businesses  

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This flyer provides proven, straightforward, energy-saving actions that could save 10% to 50% on energy bills.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimation of Energy Savings Resulting From the BestPractices Program, Fiscal Year 2002  

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Within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has a vision of a future with clean, abundant, reliable, and affordable energy. Within EERE, the Industrial Technologies Program (ITP), formerly the Office of Industrial Technologies, works in partnership with industry to increase energy efficiency, improve environmental performance, and boost productivity. The BestPractices (BP) Program, within ITP, works directly with industries to encourage energy efficiency. The purpose of the BP Program is to improve energy utilization and management practices in the industrial sector. The program targets distinct technology areas, including pumps, process heating, steam, compressed air, motors, and insulation. This targeting is accomplished with a variety of delivery channels, such as computer software, printed publications, Internet-based resources, technical training, technical assessments, and other technical assistance. A team of program evaluators from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) was tasked to evaluate the fiscal year 2002 (FY02) energy savings of the program. The ORNL assessment enumerates levels of program activity for technology areas across delivery channels. In addition, several mechanisms that target multiple technology areas--e.g., Plant-wide Assessments (PWAs), the ''Energy Matters'' newsletter, and special events--are also evaluated for their impacts. When possible, the assessment relies on published reports and the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) database for estimates of energy savings that result from particular actions. Data were also provided by ORNL, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Project Performance Corporation (PPC), the ITP Clearinghouse at Washington State University, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Energetics Inc., and the Industrial Technologies Program Office. The estimated energy savings in FY02 resulting from activities of the BP Program are almost 81.9 trillion Btu (0.0819 Quad), which is about 0.25% of the 32.5 Quads of energy consumed during FY02 by the industrial sector in the United States. The technology area with the largest estimated savings is steam, with 32% of the total energy savings. The delivery mechanism with the largest savings is that of software systems distribution, encompassing 44% of the total savings. Training results in an energy savings of 33%. Energy savings from PWAs and PWA replications equal 10%. Sources of overestimation of energy savings might derive from (1) a possible overlap of energy savings resulting from separate events (delivery channels) occurring in conjunction with one another (e.g., a training event and CTA at the same plant), and (2) a possible issue with the use of the average CTA value to assess savings for training and software distribution. Any overestimation attributable to these sources probably is outweighed by underestimations caused by the exclusion of savings resulting from general awareness workshops, data not submitted to the ITP Tracking Database, omission of savings attributable to web downloads of publications, use of BP products by participants over multiple years, and the continued utilization of equipment installed or replaced in previous years. Next steps in improving these energy savings estimates include continuing to enhance the design of the ITP Tracking Database and to improve reporting of program activities for the distribution of products and services; obtaining more detailed information on implementation rates and savings estimates for software training, tools, and assessments; continuing attempts to quantify savings based on Qualified Specialist activities; defining a methodology for assessing savings based on web downloads of publications; establishing a protocol for evaluating savings from other BP-sponsored events and activities; and continuing to refine the estimation methodology and reduction factors.

Truett, LF

2003-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimation of Energy Savings Resulting From the BestPractices Program, Fiscal Year 2002  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has a vision of a future with clean, abundant, reliable, and affordable energy. Within EERE, the Industrial Technologies Program (ITP), formerly the Office of Industrial Technologies, works in partnership with industry to increase energy efficiency, improve environmental performance, and boost productivity. The BestPractices (BP) Program, within ITP, works directly with industries to encourage energy efficiency. The purpose of the BP Program is to improve energy utilization and management practices in the industrial sector. The program targets distinct technology areas, including pumps, process heating, steam, compressed air, motors, and insulation. This targeting is accomplished with a variety of delivery channels, such as computer software, printed publications, Internet-based resources, technical training, technical assessments, and other technical assistance. A team of program evaluators from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) was tasked to evaluate the fiscal year 2002 (FY02) energy savings of the program. The ORNL assessment enumerates levels of program activity for technology areas across delivery channels. In addition, several mechanisms that target multiple technology areas--e.g., Plant-wide Assessments (PWAs), the ''Energy Matters'' newsletter, and special events--are also evaluated for their impacts. When possible, the assessment relies on published reports and the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) database for estimates of energy savings that result from particular actions. Data were also provided by ORNL, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Project Performance Corporation (PPC), the ITP Clearinghouse at Washington State University, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Energetics Inc., and the Industrial Technologies Program Office. The estimated energy savings in FY02 resulting from activities of the BP Program are almost 81.9 trillion Btu (0.0819 Quad), which is about 0.25% of the 32.5 Quads of energy consumed during FY02 by the industrial sector in the United States. The technology area with the largest estimated savings is steam, with 32% of the total energy savings. The delivery mechanism with the largest savings is that of software systems distribution, encompassing 44% of the total savings. Training results in an energy savings of 33%. Energy savings from PWAs and PWA replications equal 10%. Sources of overestimation of energy savings might derive from (1) a possible overlap of energy savings resulting from separate events (delivery channels) occurring in conjunction with one another (e.g., a training event and CTA at the same plant), and (2) a possible issue with the use of the average CTA value to assess savings for training and software distribution. Any overestimation attributable to these sources probably is outweighed by underestimations caused by the exclusion of savings resulting from general awareness workshops, data not submitted to the ITP Tracking Database, omission of savings attributable to web downloads of publications, use of BP products by participants over multiple years, and the continued utilization of equipment installed or replaced in previous years. Next steps in improving these energy savings estimates include continuing to enhance the design of the ITP Tracking Database and to improve reporting of program activities for the distribution of products and services; obtaining more detailed information on implementation rates and savings estimates for software training, tools, and assessments; continuing attempts to quantify savings based on Qualified Specialist activities; defining a methodology for assessing savings based on web downloads of publications; establishing a protocol for evaluating savings from other BP-sponsored events and activities; and continuing to refine the estimation methodology and reduction factors.

Truett, LF

2003-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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How Do You Finance Energy-Saving Improvements? | Department of Energy  

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

How Do You Finance Energy-Saving Improvements? How Do You Finance Energy-Saving Improvements? How Do You Finance Energy-Saving Improvements? May 5, 2011 - 10:18am Addthis This week, we discussed how consumers are financing solar energy systems and the new PowerSaver pilot loan program, which will help consumers finance energy-saving improvements for their homes. When making home improvements, cost is almost always a consideration, and sometimes upfront costs can put some energy-saving technologies out of reach. But some homeowners have found ways to purchase efficient products or use renewable technologies that doesn't require a huge cash investment upfront. Others may make the purchase with cash, knowing they'll get a chunk of their investment back in the form of rebates or tax credits. How do you finance energy-saving improvements?

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Missouri Agricultural and Energy Saving Team - A Revolutionary...  

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

Agricultural and Energy Saving Team - A Revolutionary Opportunity (MAESTRO) Missouri Agricultural and Energy Saving Team - A Revolutionary Opportunity (MAESTRO) Eligibility...

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Nailing down home energy savings  

SciTech Connect

Investments in energy efficiency in the home, leading to the term Energy Mortgage Value (EMV) are discussed. Uses of EMV are considered as well as the basis of its actual value which includes: (1) the interest rate on the investment; (2) the term of the loan; and (3) the estimated monthly energy savings from the investment. Calculation of EMV is illustrated. As an example, a $38/month energy savings on a home amortized over 30 years at 15% would yield an EMV of $3000, the amount to be added to the appraised value of the house. The uses of EMV for profit building by builders is illustrated as well as its use as a design tool to show ceiling investment levels for any degree of energy efficiency desired. Reasons for disclosing the EMV value to the mortgage finance community are discussed as well as uses of EMV by lenders. It is concluded that the use of EMV can be of value to the builder, the lender, the appraiser, and the buyer. (MJJ)

Foute, S.J.

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Savings Contracts Webinar, May 20, 2013 | Department of Energy  

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Energy Savings Contracts Webinar, May 20, 2013 Energy Savings Contracts Webinar, May 20, 2013 Energy Savings Contracts Webinar, May 20, 2013 Below, you can download the presentations from the below webinar. You're Invited: Join our webinar on Monday, May 20, 3:30pm EST to learn more about business opportunities in the federal government's implementation of energy savings projects and performance-based contracting for energy savings. Federal Energy Management Program & General Services Administration Webinar Monday, May 20, 2013 3:30pm EST To register for this webinar, please forward your name, company name, and email address to the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization at: smallbusiness@hq.doe.gov President Obama has mandated that the federal government shall enter into a minimum of $2 billion in performance-based contracts in federal building efficiency - by December 31, 2013. In order to meet this deadline, set by a Presidential Memorandum in December 2011, agencies have been asked to evaluate their facilities, identify potential savings, and appropriately leverage both private and public sector funding to invest in comprehensive projects.

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Energy Savings Contracts Webinar, May 20, 2013 | Department of Energy  

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

Energy Savings Contracts Webinar, May 20, 2013 Energy Savings Contracts Webinar, May 20, 2013 Energy Savings Contracts Webinar, May 20, 2013 Below, you can download the presentations from the below webinar. You're Invited: Join our webinar on Monday, May 20, 3:30pm EST to learn more about business opportunities in the federal government's implementation of energy savings projects and performance-based contracting for energy savings. Federal Energy Management Program & General Services Administration Webinar Monday, May 20, 2013 3:30pm EST To register for this webinar, please forward your name, company name, and email address to the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization at: smallbusiness@hq.doe.gov President Obama has mandated that the federal government shall enter into a minimum of $2 billion in performance-based contracts in federal building efficiency - by December 31, 2013. In order to meet this deadline, set by a Presidential Memorandum in December 2011, agencies have been asked to evaluate their facilities, identify potential savings, and appropriately leverage both private and public sector funding to invest in comprehensive projects.

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Energy Savings in 3-D | ornl.gov  

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Energy savings in 3-D Energy savings in 3-D ORNL researchers show production, energy advantages of additive manufacturing ORNL 3-D printer in use. ORNL 3-D printer in use. Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are working with aircraft makers to determine energy savings through the use of additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing. Sachin Nimbalkar and his ORNL colleagues are printing airplane parts to show additive manufacturing's potential as a technology that should be considered foundational to processes seeking more energy efficiency. Additive manufacturing builds products precisely, layer by layer, and is distinctly different from traditional subtractive manufacturing processes, which take raw material and cut it down into a desired shape and size.

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Cruising to Energy Savings This Summer Driving Season | Department of  

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

Cruising to Energy Savings This Summer Driving Season Cruising to Energy Savings This Summer Driving Season Cruising to Energy Savings This Summer Driving Season May 11, 2010 - 7:30am Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy My dad is obsessed with fuel efficiency. I joked with him on a recent road trip that when he retires, he'll have more time to pursue his dream career as a fuel-economy promoter. Well guess what, I just found the treasure trove of information on smart driving that's going to make his whole week-it's at fueleconomy.gov. Now, I know we've blogged on this in the past. But it's been a while, and this stuff is good to keep fresh in your mind as the price of gasoline creeps up this summer. The site provides information on everything

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Green goal: Argonne wins federal award for energy savings | Argonne  

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Green goal: Argonne wins federal award for energy savings Green goal: Argonne wins federal award for energy savings By Louise Lerner * October 19, 2010 Tweet EmailPrint The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory won a 2010 Federal Energy and Water Management Award for its aggressive energy savings plan, which relies on in-house personnel to find creative ways to reduce energy. The lab also employs outside companies for larger projects. The federal awards recognize individuals, groups or agencies for outstanding contributions in energy efficiency, water conservation and bringing advanced, renewable energy technology to federal facilities. Instead of bringing in outside consultants, Argonne reduced costs by using its own team of engineers and maintenance mechanics to identify projects to save energy. When the projects save money, Argonne reinvests those funds in

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Identify energy-saving actions | ENERGY STAR  

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Identify energy-saving actions Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction...

103

Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance...  

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Federal Financing Specialists to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contract Federal Financing Specialists on Facebook Tweet...

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Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) (Fact Sheet)  

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Overview of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) energy savings performance contract (ESPC) program.

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Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) (Fact Sheet)  

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Overview of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) energy savings performance contract (ESPC) program.

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106

Improved methods to evaluate realised energy savings.  

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??This thesis regards the calculation of realised energy savings at national and sectoral level, and the policy contribution to total savings. It is observed that (more)

Boonekamp, P.G.M.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Energy Saving Absorption Heat Pump Water Heater  

energy savings and can reduce the use of fossil fuels by buildings. While conventional heat pump water heater designs are limited to using toxic ammonia water ...

108

Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance...  

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of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Federal Energy Management Program Energy Savings Performance Contracts Laws and Regulations Legislation authorizing energy...

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Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance...  

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of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Federal Energy Management Program Energy Savings Performance Contract Federal Financing Specialists FEMP's Federal financing...

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Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance...  

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Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contract Training to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy...

111

Nebraska Dollar and Energy Saving Loans  

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The Nebraska Energy Office administers the Nebraska Dollar and Energy Savings Loans that makes available low-cost financing for energy efficiency projects for state citizens and businesses.

Loos, J.

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Energy Savings Performance Contract Success Stories  

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FDA WHITE OAK CAMPUS FDA WHITE OAK CAMPUS SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND Environmental Stewardship and Cost Savings ESPC SUCCESS STORY For construction of the FDA Campus in White Oak, MD, the General Services Administration (GSA) teamed up with Honeywell to construct a combined heat and power plant using Super Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs). The plant buildout is staged to match the multi-year campus development. The project is currently expanding to almost 20 MW of cogeneration, including a 5.6 MW dual fuel engine and three 4.5 MW natural gas combustion turbines. Other project features include two 1130-ton absorp- tion chillers, two 1130-ton and three 1980-ton electric chillers and three 10 MMBtu/hr hot water boilers. The ESPCs also include integrated plant controls,

113

Ordinal optimization-based multi-energy system scheduling for building energy saving  

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Buildings contribute a significant part in the energy consumption and CO2 emission in many countries. Building energy saving has thus become a hot research topic recently. The technology advances in power co-generation, on-site generation, and storage ... Keywords: building energy saving, linear programming, multi-energy system, ordinal optimization, renewable energy

Zhong-Hua Su; Qing-Shan Jia; Chen Song

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

An Implementation of Intellignt Energy Saving System  

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This study was constructed an intelligent energy saving system that based on the components of Zigbee. We proposed a modular design to adapt various utilized environments, such as the lighting, air condition, office automation devices etc. We also implemented ... Keywords: Wireless Sensor Network, Energy-Saving, Context-Aware, Intelligent Control

Dong-liang Lee; Chung-liang Hsu

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Potential Water and Energy Savings from Showerheads  

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This paper estimates the benefits and costs of six water reduction scenarios. Benefits and costs of showerhead scenarios are ranked in this paper by an estimated water reduction percentage. To prioritize potential water and energy saving scenarios regarding showerheads, six scenarios were analyzed for their potential water and energy savings and the associated dollar savings to the consumer.

Biermayer, Peter J.

2005-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

116

Energy saving through effective lighting control  

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The energy savings associated with various lighting control strategies was investigated at the World Trade Center in New York using a relay-based lighting control system. By reducing after-hours lighting loads to one-third of daytime levels, a 32% energy savings was realized. Combining a very tight lighting schedule with lighting-load shedding in daylit areas reduced energy consumption for lighting 52% relative to baseline operation. The dependency of energy savings on the size of the switching zone was also investigated.

Peterson, D.; Rubinstein, F.

1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Energy Savings Measure Packages: Existing Homes  

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This document presents the most cost effective Energy Savings Measure Packages (ESMP) for existing mixed-fuel and all electric homes to achieve 15% and 30% savings for each BetterBuildings grantee location across the US. These packages are optimized for minimum cost to homeowners for given source energy savings given the local climate and prevalent building characteristics (i.e. foundation types). Maximum cost savings are typically found between 30% and 50% energy savings over the reference home. The dollar value of the maximum annual savings varies significantly by location but typically amounts to $300 - $700/year.

Casey, S.; Booten, C.

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Saving Energy Saves You Money | Department of Energy  

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Saving Energy Saves You Money Saving Energy Saves You Money July 19, 2011 - 3:06pm Addthis Saving energy saves you money. What could you buy with the money you save? (Ad Council...

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Chiller Controls-related Energy Saving Opportunities in Federal Facilities  

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Chiller Controls-related Energy Savings CBE/UC BerkeleyControls-related Energy Savings CBE/UC Berkeley FEMP/NTDPControls-related Energy Savings CBE/UC Berkeley FEMP/NTDP

Webster, Tom

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Energy_Savings_Light_Emitting_Diodes_Niche_Lighting_Apps.pdf...  

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EnergySavingsLightEmittingDiodesNicheLightingApps.pdf EnergySavingsLightEmittingDiodesNicheLightingApps.pdf EnergySavingsLightEmittingDiodesNicheLightingApps.p...

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121

Jump-Start Your Plant's Energy Savings with Quick PEP, Software Tools for Industry, Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) (Fact Sheet)  

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This fact sheet describes how the Industrial Technologies Program Quick Plant Energy Profiler (Quick PEP) can help industrial plants identify energy use and find ways to save money and energy.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Energy Savings Performance Contract Federal Financing Specialists |  

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Energy Savings Performance Contract Federal Financing Specialists Energy Savings Performance Contract Federal Financing Specialists Energy Savings Performance Contract Federal Financing Specialists October 7, 2013 - 1:38pm Addthis The Federal Energy Management Program's Federal financing specialists (FFSs) help agencies launch energy savings performance contract (ESPC) projects. These specialists assist agencies by: Explaining performance contracting to site staff and management Determining whether a ESPC project is feasible Forming an agency acquisition team Determining agency project decision makers Partnering with energy service companies. Contact a FEMP FFS below to get started with an ESPC project. Contacts Name States Served Scott Wolf 360-866-9163 Serving: Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, North Marianas, Palau, Guam, American Samoa Regions

123

DataTrends Benchmarking and Energy Savings  

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Benchmarking and Energy Savings Do buildings that consistently benchmark energy performance save energy? The answer is yes, based on the large number of buildings using the U.S....

124

Energy Savings Performance Contract Success Stories  

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transport the water 7 miles from the city to the base. Dyess also entered into an energy savings performance contract to add two 11-million-gallon holding reservoirs, two...

125

Energy Department Sends First Energy Saving Team to Federal Government Site  

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Sends First Energy Saving Team to Federal Sends First Energy Saving Team to Federal Government Site in Jamaica, N.Y. Energy Department Sends First Energy Saving Team to Federal Government Site in Jamaica, N.Y. October 27, 2005 - 12:32pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman today announced that the first Federal Energy Saving team has been deployed to a General Services Administration (GSA) facility in Jamaica, N.Y., as part of the comprehensive national energy efficiency effort being undertaken by the Bush administration. The team, made up of energy savings experts, will assess the facility's energy usage with the goal of not only improving efficiency, but also reducing energy costs. "President Bush has called on all Americans to be more energy efficient. As the largest user of energy in the United States, the federal government

126

Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contract  

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Energy Savings Energy Savings Performance Contract Project Facilitators to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contract Project Facilitators on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contract Project Facilitators on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contract Project Facilitators on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contract Project Facilitators on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contract Project Facilitators on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contract Project Facilitators on AddThis.com...

127

Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Calculator for Commercial  

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Energy Savings Energy Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers on AddThis.com... Energy-Efficient Products Federal Requirements Covered Product Categories

128

Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, & Manufacturing (Fact Sheet)...  

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

129

Electricity production and cooling energy savings from installation...  

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production and cooling energy savings from installation of a building-integrated photovoltaic roof on an office building Title Electricity production and cooling energy savings...

130

Nicor, Peoples, and North Shore Gas - Small Business Energy Savings...  

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- Small Business Energy Savings Program (Illinois) Nicor, Peoples, and North Shore Gas - Small Business Energy Savings Program (Illinois) Eligibility Commercial Residential...

131

University of Central Florida Students' Energy Saving Work Showcased...  

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Central Florida Students' Energy Saving Work Showcased in New Department of Energy Video University of Central Florida Students' Energy Saving Work Showcased in New Department of...

132

The Energy Saving Potential of Membrane-Based Enthalpy Recovery...  

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The Energy Saving Potential of Membrane-Based Enthalpy Recovery in Vav Systems for Commercial Office Buildings Title The Energy Saving Potential of Membrane-Based Enthalpy Recovery...

133

Energy Department Announces Six Projects to Develop Energy-Saving...  

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Six Projects to Develop Energy-Saving Windows, Roofs, and Heating and Cooling Equipment Energy Department Announces Six Projects to Develop Energy-Saving Windows, Roofs, and...

134

Department of Energy Launches Website Supporting Energy-Saving...  

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Launches Website Supporting Energy-Saving Reconstruction in the Gulf Coast Department of Energy Launches Website Supporting Energy-Saving Reconstruction in the Gulf Coast November...

135

Analysis of Potential Energy Saving and CO2 Emission Reduction...  

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Analysis of Potential Energy Saving and CO2 Emission Reduction of Home Appliances and Commercial Equipments in China Title Analysis of Potential Energy Saving and CO2 Emission...

136

Analysis of Potential Energy Saving and CO2 Emission Reduction...  

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Potential Energy Saving and CO2 Emission Reduction of Home Appliances and Commercial Equipments in China Title Analysis of Potential Energy Saving and CO2 Emission Reduction of...

137

The Energy Saving Potential of Membrane-Based Enthalpy Recovery...  

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The Energy Saving Potential of Membrane-Based Enthalpy Recovery in VAV System for Commercial Office Buildings Title The Energy Saving Potential of Membrane-Based Enthalpy Recovery...

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Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing | Department...  

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Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing Buildings Homes Advanced Manufacturing Government Energy Management Buildings...

139

EA-0513: Approaches for Acquiring Energy Savings in Commercial...  

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0513: Approaches for Acquiring Energy Savings in Commercial Sector Buildings, Bonneville Power Administration EA-0513: Approaches for Acquiring Energy Savings in Commercial Sector...

140

EERE: Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing - Manufacturin...  

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Manufacturing Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing EERE leads a robust network of researchers and other partners to continually develop cost-effective energy-saving...

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141

EERE: Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing - Buildings  

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Buildings Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing EERE leads a robust network of researchers and other partners to continually develop cost-effective energy-saving...

142

EERE: Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing - Homes  

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Homes Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing EERE leads a robust network of researchers and other partners to continually develop cost-effective energy-saving solutions...

143

Pages that link to "Energy Savings Store" | Open Energy Information  

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Page Edit History Share this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon Pages that link to "Energy Savings Store" Energy Savings Store Jump to: navigation, search What links here...

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Changes related to "Energy Savings Store" | Open Energy Information  

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Data Special page Share this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon Changes related to "Energy Savings Store" Energy Savings Store Jump to: navigation, search This is a list...

145

Electricity production and cooling energy savings from installation of a  

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production and cooling energy savings from installation of a production and cooling energy savings from installation of a building-integrated photovoltaic roof on an office building Title Electricity production and cooling energy savings from installation of a building-integrated photovoltaic roof on an office building Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2013 Authors Ban-Weiss, George, Craig P. Wray, William W. Delp, Peter Ly, Hashem Akbari, and Ronnen M. Levinson Journal Energy and Buildings Volume 56 Pagination 210 - 220 ISSN 0378-7788 Keywords Advanced Technology Demonstration, building design, Building heat transfer, cool roof, energy efficiency, Energy Performance of Buildings, energy savings, Energy Usage, energy use, Heat Island Abstract Reflective roofs can reduce demand for air conditioning and warming of the atmosphere. Roofs can also host photovoltaic (PV) modules that convert sunlight to electricity. In this study we assess the effects of installing a building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) roof on an office building in Yuma, AZ. The system consists of thin film PV laminated to a white membrane, which lies above a layer of insulation. The solar absorptance of the roof decreased to 0.38 from 0.75 after installation of the BIPV, lowering summertime daily mean roof upper surface temperatures by about 5 °C. Summertime daily heat influx through the roof deck fell to ±0.1 kWh/m2from 0.3-1.0 kWh/m2. However, summertime daily heat flux from the ventilated attic into the conditioned space was minimally affected by the BIPV, suggesting that the roof was decoupled from the conditioned space. Daily PV energy production was about 25% of building electrical energy use in the summer. For this building the primary benefit of the BIPV appeared to be its capacity to generate electricity and not its ability to reduce heat flows into the building. Building energy simulations were used to estimate the cooling energy savings and heating energy penalties for more typical buildings.

146

Thermal Monitoring Approaches for Energy Savings Verification  

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This paper reviews and summarizes techniques for monitoring thermal energy flows for the purpose of verifying energy savings in industrial and large institutional energy conservation projects. Approaches for monitoring hot and chilled water, steam, steam condensate and boiler feedwater in large facilities are described. Insights gained and lessons learned through the actual in-field installation of thermal monitoring equipment for energy savings verification purposes at over 100 sites at various locations throughout the United States are presented.

McBride, J. R.; Bohmer, C. J.; Lippman, R. H.; Zern, M. J.

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Energy Saving in Office Building by Floor Integration System: Reducing  

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Energy Saving in Office Building by Floor Integration System: Reducing Energy Saving in Office Building by Floor Integration System: Reducing Total Energy of HVAC and Lighting system using daylight Speaker(s): Yoshifumi Murakami Date: May 20, 2004 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Naoya Motegi Information Technology that is featured by standard communication protocol like Lon Works, BACnet is very useful for managing building systems. Now we can collect much data quickly and easily and to analyze them in detail with this technology. Under the circumstances in that saving energy and reducing CO2 are required strongly, important thing is finding the effective information for building operation and control from collected data and the analysis of them. In our project, the floor integration controller that integrates the each building systems was proposed. It

148

NREL Technical Reports Guide the Way to 50% Energy Savings in Hospitals, Office Buildings (Fact Sheet)  

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Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed two technical reports that provide recommendations to help designers and operators of large office buildings and hospitals achieve at least a 50% energy savings using existing technology.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

The Role of Emerging Technologies in Improving Energy Efficiency: Examples from the Food Processing Industry  

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yielding important energy savings and additional benefits.are targeted towards energy saving technologies anda baseline from which the energy savings potential of each

Lung, Robert Bruce; Masanet, Eric; McKane, Aimee

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

NRELs Energy-Saving Technology for Air Conditioning Cuts Peak Power Loads Without Using Harmful Refrigerants (Fact Sheet), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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DEVAP Slashes Peak Power Loads DEVAP Slashes Peak Power Loads Desiccant-enhanced evaporative (DEVAP) air-condi- tioning will provide superior comfort for commercial buildings in any climate at a small fraction of the elec- tricity costs of conventional air-conditioning equip- ment, releasing far less carbon dioxide and cutting costly peak electrical demand by an estimated 80%. Air conditioning currently consumes about 15% of the electricity generated in the United States and is a major contributor to peak electrical demand on hot summer days, which can lead to escalating power costs, brownouts, and rolling blackouts. DEVAP employs an innovative combination of air-cooling technologies to reduce energy use by up to 81%. DEVAP also shifts most of the energy needs to thermal energy sources, reducing annual electricity use by up

151

Review of Building Energy Saving Techniques  

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The pace of building energy saving in our country is late, compared with developed countries, and the consumption of building energy is much higher. Therefore, it is imperative to open up new building energy saving techniques and heighten energy use efficiency. The approach of realizing energy savings is to exploit greatly and use reproducible new energy while trying to reduce total energy demand quantity in buildings. It can then reduce the utilization of energy that can easily lead to environmental pollution in building areas. Reducing total energy demand quantity in building mainly embarks from the following aspects: building programming and design, round safeguard structure, enhancing energy using efficiency of the end-User and heightening total energy using efficiency. The utilization of new energy plays an important role in the aspects of saving energy and protecting the environment. In contrast with the past, building energy savings put forward a higher requirement for building materials. Building materials play a very important role in building energy savings.

Zeng, X.; Zhu, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contract Case  

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Savings Savings Performance Contract Case Studies to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contract Case Studies on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contract Case Studies on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contract Case Studies on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contract Case Studies on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contract Case Studies on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contract Case Studies on AddThis.com... Energy Savings Performance Contracts Assistance & Contacts

153

Energy Saving - Programmaster.org  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mar 13, 2012 ... After 2010, nearly all the aluminum smelters have used the technology of new type of cathode design and 800~1000 kWh/t of aluminum...

154

Energy Saving Glass Lamination via Selective Radio-Frequency Heating  

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This Inventions and Innovations program supported the technical and commercial research and development needed to elevate Ceralink's energy saving process for flat glass lamination from bench scale to a self-supporting technology with significant potential for growth. Radio-frequency heating was any un-explored option for laminating glass prior to this program. With significant commercial success through time and energy savings in the wood, paper, and plastics industries, RF heating was found to have significant promise for the energy intensive glass lamination industry. A major technical goal of the program was to demonstrate RF lamination across a wide range of laminate sizes and materials. This was successfully accomplished, dispelling many skeptics' concerns about the abilities of the technology. Ceralink laminated panels up to 2 ft x 3 ft, with four sets processed simultaneously, in a 3 minute cycle. All major categories of interlayer materials were found to work with RF lamination. In addition to laminating glass, other materials including photovoltaic silicon solar cells, light emitting diodes, metallized glass, plastics (acrylic and polycarbonate), and ceramics (alumina) were found compatible with the RF process. This opens up a wide range of commercial opportunities beyond the initially targeted automotive industry. The dramatic energy savings reported for RF lamination at the bench scale were found to be maintained through the scale up of the process. Even at 2 ft x 3 ft panel sizes, energy savings are estimated to be at least 90% compared to autoclaving or vacuum lamination. With targeted promotion through conference presentations, press releases and internet presence, RF lamination has gained significant attention, drawing large audiences at American Ceramic Society meetings. The commercialization success of the project includes the establishment of a revenue-generating business model for providing process development and demonstrations for potential RF lamination users. A path to industrial energy benefits and revenue through industrial equipment sales was established in a partnership with Thermex Thermatron, a manufacturer of RF equipment.

Shulman, Holly S.; Allan, Shawn M.

2009-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

155

Monitored lighting energy savings from dimmable lighting controls in The  

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Monitored lighting energy savings from dimmable lighting controls in The Monitored lighting energy savings from dimmable lighting controls in The New York Times Headquarters Building Title Monitored lighting energy savings from dimmable lighting controls in The New York Times Headquarters Building Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-6171E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Fernandes, Luis L., Eleanor S. Lee, Dennis L. DiBartolomeo, and Andrew McNeil Journal Energy and Buildings Volume 68 Issue A Pagination 498-514 Date Published 01/2014 Keywords Building energy-efficiency, daylighting, lighting control systems Abstract Digital addressable, dimmable lighting controls were introduced to the US market in the early 2000s with the promise of facilitating capture of potential energy savings with greater flexibility over their historic, typically unreliable, analog counterpart. The New York Times Company installed this emerging technology, after having tested the system thoroughly prior to procurement, in their new building in New York, New York. Four years after full occupancy in 2007, the owner agreed to participate in a post-occupancy monitored evaluation of the dimmable lighting system to verify actual performance in the field. Annual lighting energy savings from daylighting, setpoint tuning and occupancy controls were determined for the daylit, open-plan office areas on three typical floors (6, 11, and 20th floors) of the 51-story high-rise tower. Energy savings were calculated from ballast control signal and occupancy data recorded by the manufacturer's lighting control system. The ballast data were calibrated with independent measurements of lighting energy consumption. Savings from dimming controls (daylighting and setpoint tuning) were 12.6 kWh/m2-yr (1.17 kWh/ft2-yr) for the daylit spaces on the three floors overall, or 20%, relative to ASHRAE 90.1-2007. Compared to the prescriptive code in effect at the time of the building's construction (ASHRAE 90.1-2001), savings were 21.0 kWh/m2-yr (1.95 kWh/ft2-yr) or 28%. Annual lighting energy use with all lighting control strategies was 33.9 kWh/m2-yr (3.15 kWh/ft2-yr) in the daylit, open plan zones on average for the three floors. A simple payback analysis was conducted.

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Spring into Energy Savings | Department of Energy  

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

Spring into Energy Savings Spring into Energy Savings Spring into Energy Savings April 14, 2009 - 6:00am Addthis Amy Foster Parish No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. - Hal Borland In my part of the country, winter seems to hang on an interminably long time. So I always look forward to the first signs of spring with unbridled glee. At the first glimpse of a cherry blossom, the winter boots are banished to the back of the closet and the sandals are put to work in earnest. But while spring may give the perfect excuse to hang up the winter coat, the advent of spring does not mean that we can pack away thoughts of energy efficiency with our wool sweaters. Last winter, Jennifer Carter gave us a number of great energy efficiency tips for winter. Now that spring's milder temperatures are upon us and it's time to consider what energy efficiency

157

Summertime Energy Savings | Department of Energy  

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Summertime Energy Savings Summertime Energy Savings Summertime Energy Savings June 15, 2010 - 7:30am Addthis Drew Bittner Web Manager, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy I can't believe how fast winter gave way to summer. Seems like just yesterday we were digging out from Snowpocalypse here on the East Coast, dealing with mountains of the white stuff and wondering if we'd ever be out of the deep freeze. Well, now we are, and we have to make sure our homes and vehicles are ready for it. First off, a couple very basic energy efficiency tips: Close your curtains: sunlight, especially from east- or west-facing windows, can send our inside temperatures soaring, so close your curtains, blinds, what have you before you leave for work and open them again once the sun goes down. It'll help keep your cooling costs low.

158

Achieving Sustainability, Energy Savings, and Occupant Comfort  

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Sustainability, energy savings, and occupant comfort are not mutually exclusive objectives, as buildings can be designed that incorporate all of these features. Sustainability is often defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. Reducing the demand for energy produced from depletable resources and generating energy from renewable sources leaves more resources available for future use. Therefore, energy savings and sustainability go hand in hand. Occupant comfort can be maintained in conjunction with energy savings, and some sustainable practices enhance comfort. Properly planned and implemented construction programs can help ensure efficiently operating systems, reducing the consumption of valuable resources, while providing an acceptable indoor environment. The authors have more than 30 years combined experience working with Texas schools in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering and design as well as energy management.

Fisher, D.; Bristow, G.

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk transfer via energy savings insurance  

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Among the key barriers to investment in energy efficiency improvements are uncertainties about attaining projected energy savings and apprehension about potential disputes over these savings. The fields of energy management and risk management are thus intertwined. While many technical methods have emerged to manage performance risks (e.g. building commissioning), financial risk transfer techniques are less developed in the energy management arena than in other more mature segments of the economy. Energy Savings Insurance (ESI) - formal insurance of predicted energy savings - is one method of transferring financial risks away from the facility owner or energy services contractor. ESI offers a number of significant advantages over other forms of financial risk transfer, e.g. savings guarantees or performance bonds. ESI providers manage risk via pre-construction design review as well as post-construction commissioning and measurement and verification of savings. We found that the two mos t common criticisms of ESI - excessive pricing and onerous exclusions - are not born out in practice. In fact, if properly applied, ESI can potentially reduce the net cost of energy savings projects by reducing the interest rates charged by lenders, and by increasing the level of savings through quality control. Debt service can also be ensured by matching loan payments to projected energy savings while designing the insurance mechanism so that payments are made by the insurer in the event of a savings shortfall. We estimate the U.S. ESI market potential of $875 million/year in premium income. From an energy-policy perspective, ESI offers a number of potential benefits: ESI transfers performance risk from the balance sheet of the entity implementing the energy savings project, thereby freeing up capital otherwise needed to ''self-insure'' the savings. ESI reduces barriers to market entry of smaller energy services firms who do not have sufficiently strong balance sheets to self-insure th e savings. ESI encourages those implementing energy saving projects to go beyond standard, tried-and-true measures and thereby achieve more significant levels of energy savings; and ESI providers stand to be proponents of improved savings measurement and verification techniques, as well as maintenance, thereby contributing to national energy savings objectives and perhaps elevating the quality of information available for program evaluation. Governmental agencies have been pioneers in the use of ESI and could continue to play a role in developing this innovative risk-transfer mechanism. There is particular potential for linkages between ESI and the ENERGY STAR (registered trademark) Buildings Program. It is likely that ENERGY STAR (registered trademark)-labeled commercial buildings (which have lower performance risk thanks to commissioning) would be attractive to providers of energy savings insurance. Conversely, the award of energy savings insurance to an ENERGY STAR (registered trade mark)-labeled building would raise the perceived credibility of the Label and energy savings attributed to the Program.

Mills, Evan

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Savings with Smart Window Technology  

Window / faade manufacturer Added value / higher margin Construction company Smart Window investment balanced by reduced ... Transport Vehicles

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161

Runtime Identification of Microprocessor Energy Saving Opportunities  

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scaling (DVS). Also, future work in improving energy efficiency is motivated by a detailed analysis analysis of processor energy efficiency for the SPEC CPU 2000 benchmark suite. We motivate the developmentRuntime Identification of Microprocessor Energy Saving Opportunities W. L. Bircher, M. Valluri, J

John, Lizy Kurian

162

Energy saving of TV by face detection  

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A major part of electric power is supplied by thermal power stations, which emit carbon dioxide (CO2) while generating electricity. Today, since we consume a lot of electricity, we are threatened by environmental problems including global warming. One ... Keywords: TV, electric consumption, energy saving, environmental problem, face detection

Ryo Ariizumi; Shigeo Kaneda; Hirohide Haga

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Electric energy savings and light guides  

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Light guides are systems which serve for illumination of internal windowless parts of buildings. Their function is based on the principle of light transport from outdoor to distant indoor places due to multi-reflections on their highly reflective internal ... Keywords: daylight, energy savings, illuminance, light guides, solar energy, solar radiation

Jitka Mohelnikova

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

What Is Your Energy-Saving Success Story? | Department of Energy  

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Is Your Energy-Saving Success Story? Is Your Energy-Saving Success Story? What Is Your Energy-Saving Success Story? November 5, 2009 - 6:00am Addthis On Tuesday, Chris discussed National Weatherization Day and some of the personal stories being highlighted on the new Energy Empowers site. Stories like these are good reminders that people all around the country care about saving energy and using clean, renewable technologies-and they're working to make it happen. Whether you are making improvements in your home, are joining the energy workforce, or are helping others adopt efficient practices, tell us: What is your energy-saving success story? Leave your comments here, and then be sure to visit Energy Empowers to read the stories and submit your own. Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question

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What Is Your Energy-Saving Success Story? | Department of Energy  

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Is Your Energy-Saving Success Story? Is Your Energy-Saving Success Story? What Is Your Energy-Saving Success Story? November 5, 2009 - 6:00am Addthis On Tuesday, Chris discussed National Weatherization Day and some of the personal stories being highlighted on the new Energy Empowers site. Stories like these are good reminders that people all around the country care about saving energy and using clean, renewable technologies-and they're working to make it happen. Whether you are making improvements in your home, are joining the energy workforce, or are helping others adopt efficient practices, tell us: What is your energy-saving success story? Leave your comments here, and then be sure to visit Energy Empowers to read the stories and submit your own. Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question

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Saving Money on Your Energy-Saving Upgrades | Department of Energy  

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Saving Money on Your Energy-Saving Upgrades Saving Money on Your Energy-Saving Upgrades Saving Money on Your Energy-Saving Upgrades August 16, 2011 - 11:17am Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Summer is one of the best times of the year to get motivated to make those energy efficiency upgrades on your to-do list, and the Department of Energy can point you to some incentives to make the initial investment more affordable. Energy-saving products will save you considerable money over the long term, helping these products pay for themselves and significantly reducing your monthly energy bills. Homeowners ready to take advantage of the savings should check out the energy efficiency tax credits offered through the IRS and promoted by the

167

Choosing Energy-Saving Lighting Products Saves You Money | Department of  

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Choosing Energy-Saving Lighting Products Saves You Money Choosing Energy-Saving Lighting Products Saves You Money Choosing Energy-Saving Lighting Products Saves You Money May 30, 2012 - 11:58am Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy If you've been to a home improvement store lately, you've probably noticed more and more energy-saving light bulbs available on the shelves. Traditional incandescent light bulbs give off about 90% of the energy they use in the form of heat, and only 10% as light, making them a major money-waster compared to better lighting options that are currently available. Lighting homes and businesses with more efficient products is one of the easiest ways to reduce America's reliance on fossil fuels and save money. Those savings can really add up: You may be paying $6 each year to light a

168

Energy Department Awards $16.5 Million for State Energy Savings Projects |  

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Energy Department Awards $16.5 Million for State Energy Savings Energy Department Awards $16.5 Million for State Energy Savings Projects Energy Department Awards $16.5 Million for State Energy Savings Projects August 30, 2005 - 2:53pm Addthis To Improve Energy Efficiency in Schools, Promote Energy-Efficient Industrial Technologies, and Support Solar, Wind and Biomass Renewable Energy Sources WASHINGTON, DC -- Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman announced today that the Department of Energy (DOE) will provide $16,509,819 for 178 energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in 42 states. The funding for these energy-saving projects is being provided through DOE State Energy Program Special Projects competitive grants, and will be awarded in September. State energy offices will use these funds to improve the energy efficiency

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Choosing Energy-Saving Lighting Products Saves You Money | Department of  

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Choosing Energy-Saving Lighting Products Saves You Money Choosing Energy-Saving Lighting Products Saves You Money Choosing Energy-Saving Lighting Products Saves You Money May 30, 2012 - 11:58am Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy If you've been to a home improvement store lately, you've probably noticed more and more energy-saving light bulbs available on the shelves. Traditional incandescent light bulbs give off about 90% of the energy they use in the form of heat, and only 10% as light, making them a major money-waster compared to better lighting options that are currently available. Lighting homes and businesses with more efficient products is one of the easiest ways to reduce America's reliance on fossil fuels and save money. Those savings can really add up: You may be paying $6 each year to light a

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Issue #3: HVAC Proper Installation Energy Savings: Over-Promising...  

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3: HVAC Proper Installation Energy Savings: Over-Promising or Under-Delivering? Issue 3: HVAC Proper Installation Energy Savings: Over-Promising or Under-Delivering? What energy...

171

Assessment of Building Energy-Saving Policies and Programs in...  

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

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Energy Department Sends First Energy Saving Team to Federal Government...  

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Sends First Energy Saving Team to Federal Government Site in Jamaica, N.Y. Energy Department Sends First Energy Saving Team to Federal Government Site in Jamaica, N.Y. October 27,...

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Energy Saving 'Cool Roofs' Installed at Y-12 | National Nuclear...  

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Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Energy Saving 'Cool Roofs' Installed at Y-12 Energy Saving 'Cool Roofs' Installed at Y-12...

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Assessment of Building Energy-Saving Policies and Programs in...  

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

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DataTrends: Benchmarking and Energy Savings | ENERGY STAR  

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my money go? Set and Save with ENERGY STAR Product Finder Rebate Finder Store Locator Energy Savings At Home Energy Savings At Home Improving your home's energy efficiency with...

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NEEA Study: Examples of Deep Energy Savings in Existing Buildings...  

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my money go? Set and Save with ENERGY STAR Product Finder Rebate Finder Store Locator Energy Savings At Home Energy Savings At Home Improving your home's energy efficiency with...

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ENERGY STAR Healthcare Energy Savings Financial Analysis Calculators...  

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my money go? Set and Save with ENERGY STAR Product Finder Rebate Finder Store Locator Energy Savings At Home Energy Savings At Home Improving your home's energy efficiency with...

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Introduction to Energy Savings in Process Heating for the Corn...  

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my money go? Set and Save with ENERGY STAR Product Finder Rebate Finder Store Locator Energy Savings At Home Energy Savings At Home Improving your home's energy efficiency with...

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Gulf Coast's Texas City Sees Easy Energy Savings | Department...  

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Gulf Coast's Texas City Sees Easy Energy Savings Gulf Coast's Texas City Sees Easy Energy Savings July 26, 2010 - 10:00am Addthis By replacing T-12 lights with more efficient T-8...

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Energy Savings Store | Open Energy Information  

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Savings Store Savings Store Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Energy Savings Store Name Energy Savings Store Address 15209 W. 99th Street Place Lenexa, Kansas Zip 66219 Sector Solar Product Solar and wind systems Phone number 913-495-9434 Website http://www.ewindandsolar.com/ Coordinates 38.9491298°, -94.7623183° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":38.9491298,"lon":-94.7623183,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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181

Optimization Online - Energy Savings in Wireless Mesh Networks in ...  

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Jan 24, 2011 ... Abstract: Energy consumption of communication systems is ... Keywords: Energy savings, wireless Mesh Networks, Green networking.

182

Energy Saving in the Foundry Industry by using the CRIMSON ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

About this Abstract. Meeting, 2010 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Symposium , Energy Conservation in Metals. Presentation Title, Energy Saving in the...

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Industry-Government Partnership Funds New Energy-Saving ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... PowerLight Corporation Berkeley, Calif. Solar roof cooling and electricity generation. ... Energy-saving thermostat with variable deadband control. ...

2012-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

184

Weekend home energy-saving projects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There are guidelines in this book for numerous inexpensive, minimally time-consuming energy-saving projects that can reduce the amount of energy used in a household and the size of the monthly utility bill. Five chapters on insulation, weatherstripping, plumbing improvements, solar heating, and ways to reduce electricity bills provide specific projects that require little or no prior experience. The final chapter offers suggestions and tips for buying and installing a wood-burning stove. 52 figures.

Jones, P.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Maximum Fuel Energy Saving of a Brayton Cogeneration Cycle  

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An endoreversible Joule-Brayton cogeneration cycle has been optimized with fuel energy saving as an assessment criterion. The effects of power-to-heat ratio, cycle temperature ratio, and user temperature ratio on maximum fuel energy saving and efficiency ... Keywords: cogeneration cycle, fuel energy saving, thermodynamic optimization

Xiaoli Hao; Guoqiang Zhang

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Motor Energy Saving Opportunities in an Industrial Plant  

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Industrial plants have enormous energy saving opportunities with electric motors. Improving motor efficiency is a conventional wisdom to save energy. Re-engineering affords far greater savings opportunities than motor efficiency improvement. Motor energy saving techniques and basics are discussed. A case study is presented where 63% motor energy savings were realized.

Kumar, B.; Elwell, A.

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The energy-savings potential of electrochromic windows in the US commercial buildings sector  

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Control system and energy savings potential for switchableto Assess the Gross Annual Energy-Saving Potential of Energysales. Fig. 14. Primary energy savings (TBtu) for each of

Lee, Eleanor; Yazdanian, Mehry; Selkowitz, Stephen

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Simultaneous Energy Savings and IEQ Improvements in Relocatable Classrooms  

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Simultaneous Energy Savings and IEQ Improvements in Relocatable Classrooms Simultaneous Energy Savings and IEQ Improvements in Relocatable Classrooms Title Simultaneous Energy Savings and IEQ Improvements in Relocatable Classrooms Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-52690 Year of Publication 2003 Authors Apte, Michael G., Dennis L. DiBartolomeo, Toshifumi Hotchi, Alfred T. Hodgson, Seung-Min Lee, Shawna M. Liff, Leo I. Rainer, Derek G. Shendell, Douglas P. Sullivan, and William J. Fisk Pagination 13 Date Published 06/2003 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley Abstract Relocatable classrooms (RCs) are commonly used by school districts with changing demographics and enrollment sizes. We designed and constructed four energy-efficient RCs for this study to demonstrate technologies with the potential to simultaneously improve energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Two were installed at each of two school districts, and energy use and IEQ parameters were monitored during occupancy. Two RCs (one per school) were finished with materials selected for reduced emissions of toxic and odorous volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Each had two HVAC systems, operated on alternate weeks, consisting of a standard heat-pump system and an indirect-direct evaporative cooling (IDEC) system with gas-fired hydronic heating. The IDEC system provides continuous outside air ventilation at "15 CFM (7.5 L s-1) person-1, efficient particle filtration while using significantly less energy for cooling. School year long measurements included: carbon dioxide (CO2), particles, VOCs, temperature, humidity, thermal comfort, noise, meteorology, and energy use. IEQ monitoring results indicate that important ventilation-relevant indoor CO2 and health-relevant VOC concentration reductions were achieved while average cooling and heating energy costs were simultaneously reduced by 50% and 30%, respectively.

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Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model | Open Energy Information  

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Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model Agency/Company /Organization: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings Topics: Resource assessment Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: btech.lbl.gov/tools/resem/resem.htm Cost: Free Language: English References: Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model[1] Logo: Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model RESEM, the Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model, is a PC-based tool designed to allow Department of Energy (DOE) Institutional Conservation Program (ICP) staff and participants to reliably determine the energy savings directly caused by ICP-supported retrofit measures implemented in a

190

Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contracts  

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Contracts Laws and Regulations to someone by E-mail Contracts Laws and Regulations to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contracts Laws and Regulations on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contracts Laws and Regulations on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contracts Laws and Regulations on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contracts Laws and Regulations on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contracts Laws and Regulations on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contracts Laws and Regulations on AddThis.com... Energy Savings Performance Contracts

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Erdos TCH Energy Saving Development Co Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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Erdos TCH Energy Saving Development Co Ltd Erdos TCH Energy Saving Development Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Erdos TCH Energy Saving Development Co Ltd Place Ordos City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China Sector Efficiency Product Inner Mongolia-based JV to reduce pollution and improve energy efficiency. References Erdos TCH Energy Saving Development Co Ltd[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Erdos TCH Energy Saving Development Co Ltd is a company located in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China . References ↑ "[ Erdos TCH Energy Saving Development Co Ltd]" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Erdos_TCH_Energy_Saving_Development_Co_Ltd&oldid=34510

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Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool | Open Energy Information  

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Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool Agency/Company /Organization: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, - Central Plant, Industry Topics: Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Spreadsheet Website: industrial-energy.lbl.gov/node/100 Cost: Free Language: English References: Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool [1] Logo: Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool The Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool (BEST) is an Excel-based spreadsheet energy analysis tool developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool (BEST) is an Excel-based spreadsheet energy analysis tool developed by Lawrence Berkeley National

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New Calculator Helps You Buy the Energy-Saving Vehicle of Your Dreams |  

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Calculator Helps You Buy the Energy-Saving Vehicle of Your Calculator Helps You Buy the Energy-Saving Vehicle of Your Dreams New Calculator Helps You Buy the Energy-Saving Vehicle of Your Dreams November 15, 2011 - 5:25am Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Every day, people across America are making the choice to buy energy-efficient vehicles that save energy and money, protect the environment, and help reduce America's dependence on foreign oil. The work we do at the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has played an important role in developing key technologies - such as innovative batteries - that are making possible the hybrids, electric vehicles, and other alternative fuel vehicles available to consumers and fleets today. These high-efficiency vehicles,

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Mainstream Engineering Develops a Low-Cost Energy-Saving Device for A/C  

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Mainstream Engineering Develops a Low-Cost Energy-Saving Device Mainstream Engineering Develops a Low-Cost Energy-Saving Device for A/C Systems Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) SBIR/STTR Home About Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) Applicant and Awardee Resources Commercialization Assistance Other Resources Awards SBIR/STTR Highlights Reporting Fraud Contact Information Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer U.S. Department of Energy SC-29/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-5707 F: (301) 903-5488 E: sbir-sttr@science.doe.gov More Information » January 2013 Mainstream Engineering Develops a Low-Cost Energy-Saving Device for A/C Systems Mainstream is achieving its goal to commercialize practical and

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Energy Saving Trust EST | Open Energy Information  

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Saving Trust EST Saving Trust EST Jump to: navigation, search Name Energy Saving Trust (EST) Place London, United Kingdom Zip SW1H 9BP Sector Carbon Product The Energy Saving Trust's goal is to achieve the sustainable and efficient use of energy, and to cut carbon dioxide emissions, one of the key contributors to climate change. Coordinates 51.506325°, -0.127144° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":51.506325,"lon":-0.127144,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Resources on Implementing Energy Savings Performance Contracts | Department  

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Project Funding » Energy Savings Performance Contracts » Project Funding » Energy Savings Performance Contracts » Resources on Implementing Energy Savings Performance Contracts Resources on Implementing Energy Savings Performance Contracts October 7, 2013 - 1:41pm Addthis Many resources are available to help Federal agencies implement energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs). Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity Energy Savings Performance Contracts Provides an introduction to Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) ESPCs. ESPC IDIQ Contract (Modified January 2013) ESPC IDIQ Contract Modifications (Modifications below are those under the current ESPC IDIQ contract that are applicable to all energy service companies (ESCOs): ESCO specific modifications are not included below. Note that effective dates of modifications may vary slightly.)

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EA-0513: Approaches for Acquiring Energy Savings in Commercial Sector  

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13: Approaches for Acquiring Energy Savings in Commercial 13: Approaches for Acquiring Energy Savings in Commercial Sector Buildings, Bonneville Power Administration EA-0513: Approaches for Acquiring Energy Savings in Commercial Sector Buildings, Bonneville Power Administration SUMMARY This EA evaluates the environmental impacts of a proposal for DOE's Bonneville Power Administration to use several diverse approaches to purchase or acquire energy savings from commercial sector buildings region wide. PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES None available at this time. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD September 25, 1991 EA-0513: Final Environmental Assessment Approaches for Acquiring Energy Savings in Commercial Sector Buildings, Bonneville Power Administration September 25, 1991 EA-0513: Finding of No Significant Impact Approaches for Acquiring Energy Savings in Commercial Sector Buildings,

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Achieving Energy Savings with Highly-Controlled Lighting in an Open-Plan  

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Achieving Energy Savings with Highly-Controlled Lighting in an Open-Plan Achieving Energy Savings with Highly-Controlled Lighting in an Open-Plan Office Title Achieving Energy Savings with Highly-Controlled Lighting in an Open-Plan Office Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-3831E Year of Publication 2010 Authors Rubinstein, Francis M., and Abby I. Enscoe Date Published 04/2010 Abstract An installation in a Federal building tested the effectiveness of a highly-controlled, workstation-specific lighting retrofit. The study took place in an open-office area with 86 cubicles and low levels of daylight. Each cubicle was illuminated by a direct/indirect pendant luminaire with three 32 watt lamps, two DALI ballasts, and an occupancy sensor. A centralized control system programmed all three lamps to turn on and off according to occupancy on a workstation-by-workstation basis. Field measurements taken over the course of several months demonstrated 40% lighting energy savings compared to a baseline without advanced controls that conforms to GSA's current retrofit standard. A photometric analysis found that the installation provided higher desktop light levels than the baseline, while an occupant survey found that occupants in general preferred the lighting system to the baseline. Simple payback is fairly high; projects that can achieve lower installation costs and/or higher energy savings and those in which greenhouse gas reduction and occupant satisfaction are significant priorities provide the ideal setting for workstation-specific lighting retrofits.

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Performance Test and Energy Saving Analysis of a Heat Pipe Dehumidifier  

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Heat pipe technology applied to ventilation, dryness, and cooling and heating radiator in a building is introduced in this paper. A new kind of heat pipe dehumidifier is designed and tested. The energy-saving ratio with the heat pipe dehumidifier ranges from 11.81% to 30.34% compared with the normal dehumidifier, according to the performance testing. The dehumidification capacity and the surface cooler power increases, but the energy saving ratio is reduced with the increase of air relative humidity, dry bulb temperature and air quantity

Zhao, X.; Li, Q.; Yun, C.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Savings Estimates of Light Emitting Diodes in Niche Lighting Applications  

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Savings Estimates of Light Emitting Diodes Savings Estimates of Light Emitting Diodes in Niche Lighting Applications Prepared for: Building Technologies Program Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy Prepared by: Navigant Consulting Inc. 1801 K Street, NW Suite 500 Washington DC, 20006 September 2008 * Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 Energy Savings Estimates of Light Emitting Diodes in Niche Lighting Applications Released: September 2008 Revised: October 2008 This DOE report presents research findings for twelve different niche markets where LEDs are competing or poised to compete with traditional light sources (e.g., incandescent and fluorescent). Estimates of the energy saved due to current levels of LED market penetration as well as estimates of potential energy savings if these markets switched completely to LEDs

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Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses |  

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Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses July 12, 2011 - 10:09am Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy When I'm at a dinner party or going to a baseball game with friends, the conversation sometimes turns to what people are doing to improve their homes. As many of our readers have discovered on their own, improving the energy performance of your home can also make it more comfortable and attractive, increase its value, and help you save money on your energy bills. Remodeling a kitchen with granite countertops or stainless steel fixtures, for example, might make a home more attractive to a potential buyer. In the

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Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses |  

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Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses July 12, 2011 - 10:09am Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy When I'm at a dinner party or going to a baseball game with friends, the conversation sometimes turns to what people are doing to improve their homes. As many of our readers have discovered on their own, improving the energy performance of your home can also make it more comfortable and attractive, increase its value, and help you save money on your energy bills. Remodeling a kitchen with granite countertops or stainless steel fixtures, for example, might make a home more attractive to a potential buyer. In the

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New Offices, New Ways of Working, and Abundant Energy Savings | Department  

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Offices, New Ways of Working, and Abundant Energy Savings Offices, New Ways of Working, and Abundant Energy Savings New Offices, New Ways of Working, and Abundant Energy Savings July 6, 2010 - 2:01pm Addthis Allison Casey Senior Communicator, NREL A few weeks ago, our entire communications office was lucky enough to be among the first to move into the new Research Support Facility (RSF) here at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). Moving into a new building may not sound all that exciting, but this was a momentous day for NREL: the RSF is ultra-efficient and is a showcase for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. As the lab's director, Dan Arvizu, said in his welcome message to our office, "The Laboratory began this journey more than thirty years ago, and today-after years of research, planning, and sixteen months of

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Energy Department Announces Six Projects to Develop Energy-Saving Windows,  

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Energy Department Announces Six Projects to Develop Energy-Saving Energy Department Announces Six Projects to Develop Energy-Saving Windows, Roofs, and Heating and Cooling Equipment Energy Department Announces Six Projects to Develop Energy-Saving Windows, Roofs, and Heating and Cooling Equipment December 21, 2012 - 9:54am Addthis NEWS MEDIA CONTACT (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON - As part of the Energy Department's efforts to help homeowners and businesses save money by saving energy, the Department announced today a $9 million investment in leading-edge building envelope technologies, including high-efficiency, high-performance windows, roofs, and heating and cooling equipment. As winter temperatures set in for much of the United States, the Energy Department this week is also highlighting easy ways consumers can lower their heating bills on Energy.gov.

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Apartment Hunting with an Eye to Energy Savings: Part I | Department of  

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with an Eye to Energy Savings: Part I with an Eye to Energy Savings: Part I Apartment Hunting with an Eye to Energy Savings: Part I August 10, 2010 - 5:30pm Addthis Kyle Rudzinski Special Assistant to the Director of Technology Advancement and Outreach, EERE Apartment hunting can be a long and stressful process. Finding that right place is difficult, let alone finding the right place with the right price. What's rent? What's the neighborhood like? How big is the closet? How long will my commute take? Was the kitchen recently re-finished? Are there hardwood floors? We think about so many things in hopes of finding the right fit. I recently went apartment hunting. After a few days and 15 apartment complexes, I finally found the right fit at the right price. Despite what my brothers say, I don't think I'm cheap. I'm frugal. Or

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New Offices, New Ways of Working, and Abundant Energy Savings | Department  

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

New Offices, New Ways of Working, and Abundant Energy Savings New Offices, New Ways of Working, and Abundant Energy Savings New Offices, New Ways of Working, and Abundant Energy Savings July 6, 2010 - 2:01pm Addthis Allison Casey Senior Communicator, NREL A few weeks ago, our entire communications office was lucky enough to be among the first to move into the new Research Support Facility (RSF) here at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). Moving into a new building may not sound all that exciting, but this was a momentous day for NREL: the RSF is ultra-efficient and is a showcase for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. As the lab's director, Dan Arvizu, said in his welcome message to our office, "The Laboratory began this journey more than thirty years ago, and today-after years of research, planning, and sixteen months of

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Energy Department Announces Six Projects to Develop Energy-Saving Windows,  

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

Six Projects to Develop Energy-Saving Six Projects to Develop Energy-Saving Windows, Roofs, and Heating and Cooling Equipment Energy Department Announces Six Projects to Develop Energy-Saving Windows, Roofs, and Heating and Cooling Equipment December 21, 2012 - 9:54am Addthis NEWS MEDIA CONTACT (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON - As part of the Energy Department's efforts to help homeowners and businesses save money by saving energy, the Department announced today a $9 million investment in leading-edge building envelope technologies, including high-efficiency, high-performance windows, roofs, and heating and cooling equipment. As winter temperatures set in for much of the United States, the Energy Department this week is also highlighting easy ways consumers can lower their heating bills on Energy.gov.

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Apartment Hunting with an Eye to Energy Savings: Part I | Department of  

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

Apartment Hunting with an Eye to Energy Savings: Part I Apartment Hunting with an Eye to Energy Savings: Part I Apartment Hunting with an Eye to Energy Savings: Part I August 10, 2010 - 5:30pm Addthis Kyle Rudzinski Special Assistant to the Director of Technology Advancement and Outreach, EERE Apartment hunting can be a long and stressful process. Finding that right place is difficult, let alone finding the right place with the right price. What's rent? What's the neighborhood like? How big is the closet? How long will my commute take? Was the kitchen recently re-finished? Are there hardwood floors? We think about so many things in hopes of finding the right fit. I recently went apartment hunting. After a few days and 15 apartment complexes, I finally found the right fit at the right price. Despite what my brothers say, I don't think I'm cheap. I'm frugal. Or

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Comprehensive Energy Savings Plan for State Facilities | Department of  

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Comprehensive Energy Savings Plan for State Facilities Comprehensive Energy Savings Plan for State Facilities Comprehensive Energy Savings Plan for State Facilities < Back Eligibility State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Other Bioenergy Manufacturing Buying & Making Electricity Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating Water Heating Wind Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider Minnesota Center for Sustainable Building Research (CBSR) Minnesota has several energy efficiency policies for state buildings, dating back to 2001. In April 2011, Governor Dayton signed a series of Executive Orders which created a comprehensive energy savings plan for

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Energy Saving in Office Building by Floor Integration System...  

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Energy Saving in Office Building by Floor Integration System: Reducing Total Energy of HVAC and Lighting system using daylight Speaker(s): Yoshifumi Murakami Date: May 20, 2004 -...

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Dollar and Energy Savings Loans | Department of Energy  

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Dollar and Energy Savings Loans Dollar and Energy Savings Loans Dollar and Energy Savings Loans < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Institutional Local Government Multi-Family Residential Nonprofit Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Cooling Appliances & Electronics Other Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Manufacturing Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Insulation Water Heating Bioenergy Buying & Making Electricity Water Solar Wind Maximum Rebate '''Traditional Dollar and Energy Savings Loans:''' Residential: $100,000; Multifamily dwellings with 3 or more units: $250,000 Non-Residential: $250,000; Home Electronics: $25,000; Office Equipment: $50,000

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Federal Energy Management Program: Resources on Implementing Energy Savings  

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Implementing Energy Savings Performance Contracts Implementing Energy Savings Performance Contracts Many resources are available to help Federal agencies implement energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs). Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity Energy Savings Performance Contracts Provides an introduction to Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) ESPCs. ESPC IDIQ Contract (Modified January 2013) ESPC IDIQ Contract Modifications (Modifications below are those under the current ESPC IDIQ contract that are applicable to all energy service companies (ESCOs): ESCO specific modifications are not included below. Note that effective dates of modifications may vary slightly.) Modification 001 Modification 002 Modification 003 Modification 004 Modification 005 Modification 006 Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions

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Considerations for Emerging Markets for Energy Savings Certificates  

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in the broader energy efficiency markets and protocols thatsector of the energy efficiency market. Carbon Marketfor Emerging Markets for Energy Savings Certificates DE-

Friedman, Barry

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Depth Analysis and Potentiality Exploitation on Energy-Saving and ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Aimed at the existing status and the market demand, this paper puts forward the evident effects of energy-saving and consumption-reduction in aluminum...

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Many small consumers, one growing problem: Achieving energy savings...  

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Many small consumers, one growing problem: Achieving energy savings for electronic equipment operating in low power modes Title Many small consumers, one growing problem: Achieving...

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Taiwan's National Energy-Saving Management Programs- Taiwan's...  

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Taiwan's National Energy-Saving Management Programs- Taiwan's Experiences in Industrial, Commercial and Institution Sectors Speaker(s): Wen-Bohr (Dennis) Wang Date: June 27, 2007 -...

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The Impact of Energy Saving Policies on Industries in China.  

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??Current design and implementation of China's energy saving policies are characterized by multiple, mixed policy instruments and spatially based regulatory disparity. The dissertation replies on (more)

Zhu, Junming

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-Saving Equipment Deduction (Arkansas) | Open Energy Information  

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Review 2002-07-18 References DSIRE1 Summary This tax deduction is for individual homeowners who install any energy saving equipment including solar heating and cooling...

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EERE: Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing - Government...  

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

Government Energy Management Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing EERE leads a robust network of researchers and other partners to continually develop cost-effective...

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ESTIMATION OF ENERGY SAVINGS RESULTING FROM THE BESTPRACTICES...  

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27 ESTIMATION OF ENERGY SAVINGS RESULTING FROM THE BESTPRACTICES PROGRAM, FISCAL YEAR 2002 September 2003 Lorena F. Truett Michaela A. Martin Bruce E. Tonn DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY...

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Energy Savings Modeling and Inspection Guidelines for Commercial...  

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Energy Savings Modeling and Inspection Guidelines for Commercial Building Federal Tax Deductions Second Edition M. Deru Technical Report NRELTP-550-40467 May 2007 NREL is operated...

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Ventilation and Solar Heat Storage System Offers Big Energy Savings  

Ventilation and Solar Heat Storage System Offers Big Energy Savings ... Heat is either reflected away from the building with radiant barriers, or heat is absorbed

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Energy-saving tips for everyone | ENERGY STAR  

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Communicate and educate ENERGY STAR communications toolkit Bring Your Green to Work with ENERGY STAR Energy-saving tips for everyone Secondary menu About us Press room...

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Energy Saving 'Cool Roofs' Installed at Y-12 | National Nuclear...  

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Energy Saving 'Cool Roofs' Installed at Y-12 | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy...

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Optimization of Energy Saving Materials and Compressed Insulating ...  

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Sep 16, 2007 ... Optimization of Energy Saving Materials and Compressed Insulating Layers in the Automotive Chemical Converters by E. Litovsky, V. Issoupov,...

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An Estimate of Residential Energy Savings From IECC Change Proposals...  

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Development Adoption Compliance Regulations Resource Center An Estimate of Residential Energy Savings From IECC Change Proposals Recommended for Approval at the ICC's Fall,...

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A Modified Pidgeon Process for Energy Savings and Low Carbon ...  

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Presentation Title, A Modified Pidgeon Process for Energy Savings and Low Carbon Dioxide Emission. Author(s), SeungHo Shin, JunSung Park, Hyunna Bae ,...

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Delmarva Power - Commercial and Industrial Energy Savings Program...  

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this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon Delmarva Power - Commercial and Industrial Energy Savings Program (Maryland) This is the approved revision of this page, as well as...

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Energy Savings Tax Credit (Corporate) (Indiana) | Open Energy...  

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Data Page Edit with form History Share this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon Energy Savings Tax Credit (Corporate) (Indiana) This is the approved revision of this...

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Carbon Anode Modeling for Electric Energy Savings in  

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Presentation Title, Carbon Anode Modeling for Electric Energy Savings in the Aluminium Reduction Cell. Author(s), Dag Herman Andersen, Z. L. Zhang. On- Site...

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Grocery 2009 TSD Miami 50% Energy Savings | Open Energy Information  

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History Share this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon Grocery 2009 TSD Miami 50% Energy Savings Jump to: navigation, search Model Name Grocery 2009 TSD Miami 50% Energy...

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AEDG for Small to Medium Office Buildings: 50% Energy Savings...  

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Compliance Regulations Resource Center AEDG for Small to Medium Office Buildings: 50% Energy Savings in Office Buildings The 50% Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) series...

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Modeling of Energy Savings by Using Cathode Design and Inserts  

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Electrical modeling can easily explain the energy savings in the cathode. Magneto-hydrodynamic modeling shows why and how specific energy can be saved in...

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Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Savings Performance Contract...  

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1.2 IDIQ FAQs ENERGY SAVINGS PERFORMANCE CONTRACT (ESPC) INDEFINITE DELIVERY INDEFINITE QUANTITY (IDIQ) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) 1. DOE's New IDIQ Contract Why did the...

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Bristol Tennessee Electric Service - Energy Savings Loan Program...  

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Share this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon Bristol Tennessee Electric Service - Energy Savings Loan Program (Tennessee) This is the approved revision of this page, as...

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Energy Savings Tax Credit (Personal) (Indiana) | Open Energy...  

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Data Page Edit with form History Share this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon Energy Savings Tax Credit (Personal) (Indiana) This is the approved revision of this page,...

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Grocery Store 50% Energy Savings Technical Support Document 2009...  

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with form History Share this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon Grocery Store 50% Energy Savings Technical Support Document 2009 Jump to: navigation, search Publication...

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Energy Savings in Capital Projects (Maryland) | Open Energy Informatio...  

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Data Page Edit with form History Share this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon Energy Savings in Capital Projects (Maryland) This is the approved revision of this page,...

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Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE Program  

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

Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE Program The Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE program, a new project funding approach, allows small Federal facilities to realize energy and water savings in six months or less. ESPC ENABLE provides a standardized and stream- lined process to install targeted energy conservation measures (ECMs) such as lighting, water, and controls with measurement and verification (M&V) appropriate for the size and scope of the project. This allows Federal facilities smaller than 200,000 square feet to make progress towards important energy efficiency and water conservation requirements. ESPC ENABLE Benefits ESPC ENABLE builds off the success of the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP)

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Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE Program  

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Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE Program The Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE program, a new project funding approach, allows small Federal facilities to realize energy and water savings in six months or less. ESPC ENABLE provides a standardized and stream- lined process to install targeted energy conservation measures (ECMs) such as lighting, water, and controls with measurement and verification (M&V) appropriate for the size and scope of the project. This allows Federal facilities smaller than 200,000 square feet to make progress towards important energy efficiency and water conservation requirements. ESPC ENABLE Benefits ESPC ENABLE builds off the success of the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP)

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Quantifying Energy Savings by Improving Boiler Operation  

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On/off operation and excess combustion air reduce boiler energy efficiency. This paper presents methods to quantify energy savings from switching to modulation control mode and reducing excess air in natural gas fired boilers. The methods include calculation of combustion temperature, calculation of the relationship between internal convection coefficient and gas flow rate, and calculation of overall heat transfer assuming a parallel-flow heat exchanger model. The method for estimating savings from changing from on/off to modulation control accounts for purge and drift losses through the boiler and the improved heat transfer within the boiler due to the reduced combustion gas flow rate. The method for estimating savings from reducing excess combustion air accounts for the increased combustion temperature, reduced internal convection coefficient and increased residence time of combustion gasses in the boiler. Measured boiler data are used to demonstrate the accuracy of the methods.

Carpenter, K.; Kissock, J. K.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Waste Minimization: A Hidden Energy Savings?  

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Several changes in the last few years have forced a re-examination of waste generation within the petrochemical industry. In today's political/regulatory arena, industrial waste, both hazardous and non-hazardous, has become an extreme potential liability in handling, storing, and disposal. Traditional methods, such as fueling boilers and furnaces, are coming under increasing regulatory scrutiny and control. Even when the heat value of a waste material can be recovered, the energy used to manufacture that material is lost. The answers are becoming apparent: to (1) preferably not produce waste at all, or (2) recover as a usable product. This results in not only a reduction in cost and liability but a substantial reduction in energy use per unit of product sold. The following is a discussion of how a large Gulf Coast petrochemical facility is tackling waste minimization and a look at some of the energy savings that have been attained.

Good, R. L.; Hunt, K. E.

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Energy-Saving Fiber Optic Lighting System Lights Up Public Spaces  

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

Energy Focus to develop a Energy Focus to develop a breakthrough lighting technology that delivers light comparable to conventional lamps while using significantly less energy per lumen, reducing watts per square foot without sacrificing light levels. As a result of DOE SBIR and other government funding, EFO (efficient fiber optics) Lighting Systems can deliver as much as 80% energy savings over halogen or

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Assessment of Retro-Fit Energy Savings Devices: Power Efficiency Corporation's Three-Phase Motor Efficiency Controller  

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This report describes and documents the energy savings and power quality results of testing performed on Power Efficiency Corporation's Motor Efficiency Controller (MEC). The MEC is designed with patented E-Save Technology to help increase motor efficiency at low load levels, which in turn will introduce energy savings for the customer. Testing includes efficiency testing from an unloaded state to 100% load and power quality testing, such as sags and sustained undervoltage. The objectives of this project...

2010-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Mapping the energy saving potential of passive heating combined with conservation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A procedure is presented for estimating the energy savings potential of combining conservation and passive solar strategies to reduce building heating. General scaling laws are used for costs and the resulting continuous equations are evaluated to find the least life-cycle cost strategy. Results are mapped for the US.

Balcomb, J.D.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Technical Reports Guide the Way to 50% Energy Savings in Hospitals, Office Buildings (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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existing technologies, designers and operators of large existing technologies, designers and operators of large buildings could slash national energy use across a broad range of climates. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed two technical reports that provide recommendations to help designers and opera- tors of large office buildings and hospitals achieve at least a 50% energy savings using existing technology. Strategies for 50% Energy Savings in Large Office Buildings found that a 50% energy savings can be realized in both low- and high-rise office buildings in a broad range of U.S. climates. Large Hospital 50% Energy Savings details how energy savings from 50.6% to 61.3% can be attained in large hospitals across all eight U.S. climate zones. To reach these energy efficiency

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Service Members Aim High -- for Energy Savings | Department of Energy  

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Service Members Aim High -- for Energy Savings Service Members Aim High -- for Energy Savings Service Members Aim High -- for Energy Savings February 22, 2010 - 12:32pm Addthis Joshua DeLung What does this mean for me? Service members are helping reduce our dependency on oil, and saving taxpayers' money, with their energy-saving efforts. Operation Change Out has cut $26.3 million in total energy costs and helped prevent more than 396 lbs. of carbon dioxide. Reducing our dependency on foreign oil means finding ways to harness the power of renewable energy sources, but it also means saving energy whenever and wherever possible. The Americans charged with keeping the country safe are now helping the U.S. reach its energy savings goals by taking small, important steps. "Operation Change Out: The Military Challenge" is a campaign asking

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Energy Savings Performance Contract Case Studies | Department of Energy  

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Project Funding » Energy Savings Performance Contracts » Energy Project Funding » Energy Savings Performance Contracts » Energy Savings Performance Contract Case Studies Energy Savings Performance Contract Case Studies October 7, 2013 - 1:53pm Addthis These case studies feature examples of projects made possible by the use of energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs). Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ESPC across Six States: BLM initiated lighting, HVAC, and other upgrades at remote facilities across six states as part of this successful ESPC. Dyess Air Force Base Water Conservation and Green Energy: Dyess Air Force Base leveraged an ESPC to implement water conservation and wind energy projects. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) White Oak Campus Environmental Stewardship and Cost Savings: The FDA White Oak Campus in Silver Spring,

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Town Known for First Thanksgiving Grateful for Energy Savings | Department  

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Town Known for First Thanksgiving Grateful for Energy Savings Town Known for First Thanksgiving Grateful for Energy Savings Town Known for First Thanksgiving Grateful for Energy Savings November 22, 2011 - 3:55pm Addthis Since January, when energy efficiency improvements were made to Memorial Hall, the civic center for the Plymouth, Mass., community, the building's energy savings have been nearly $1,200 per month. | Photo courtesy of the city of Plymouth. Since January, when energy efficiency improvements were made to Memorial Hall, the civic center for the Plymouth, Mass., community, the building's energy savings have been nearly $1,200 per month. | Photo courtesy of the city of Plymouth. Chris Galm Marketing & Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy What does this project do?

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Green Energy Match: Linking Behavioral Energy Savings Programs to Job  

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Green Energy Match: Linking Behavioral Energy Savings Programs to Job Green Energy Match: Linking Behavioral Energy Savings Programs to Job Creation Speaker(s): Martha Amram Date: October 25, 2011 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Laura Wong Douglas Davenport The "holy grail" of energy efficiency is proving the linkage between job creation to energy-saving actions. While residential home improvements have been the focus of numerous programs - particularly those funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) - this talk introduces an innovative program mounted by the city of San José and WattzOn, a Santa Clara County-based company, to catalyze behavior-based energy savings, and to direct the ensuing increase in household income to local merchants. The program, Green Energy Match (GEM), engages residents in energy savings,

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Energy Savings 101: No Prerequisite Required | Department of Energy  

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Energy Savings 101: No Prerequisite Required Energy Savings 101: No Prerequisite Required Energy Savings 101: No Prerequisite Required August 22, 2013 - 10:33am Addthis By taking energy savings into account when you move in this year, you can put some money back in your pocket. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/ArtBoyMB By taking energy savings into account when you move in this year, you can put some money back in your pocket. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/ArtBoyMB Christina Stowers Communications Specialist in the Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program How can I participate? Check your lighting, window coverings, and appliances to make sure you are as energy-efficient as possible this year. Are you ready? You've packed up all of your ultra-mobile plastic sets of drawers, brightly colored furnishings, sweatpants and hoodies, and school

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Service Members Aim High -- for Energy Savings | Department of Energy  

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Service Members Aim High -- for Energy Savings Service Members Aim High -- for Energy Savings Service Members Aim High -- for Energy Savings February 22, 2010 - 12:32pm Addthis Joshua DeLung What does this mean for me? Service members are helping reduce our dependency on oil, and saving taxpayers' money, with their energy-saving efforts. Operation Change Out has cut $26.3 million in total energy costs and helped prevent more than 396 lbs. of carbon dioxide. Reducing our dependency on foreign oil means finding ways to harness the power of renewable energy sources, but it also means saving energy whenever and wherever possible. The Americans charged with keeping the country safe are now helping the U.S. reach its energy savings goals by taking small, important steps. "Operation Change Out: The Military Challenge" is a campaign asking

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Department of Energy Achieves Goal of 200 Energy Savings Assessments |  

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Achieves Goal of 200 Energy Savings Achieves Goal of 200 Energy Savings Assessments Department of Energy Achieves Goal of 200 Energy Savings Assessments March 2, 2007 - 10:28am Addthis Over 50 Trillion Btus of Natural Gas Savings Found AUSTIN, TX - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Andy Karsner today announced the completion of Energy Savings Assessments (ESAs) at 200 of the largest industrial facilities in the nation, identifying opportunities to save over 50 trillion Btus of natural gas - roughly equivalent to the natural gas used in 700,000 American homes. In 2007, DOE will conduct 250 additional Energy Savings Assessments and offer cost-sharing options with industry, utilities and other partners. Assistant Secretary Karsner made the

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How Does Your Community Promote Energy Savings? | Department of Energy  

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Does Your Community Promote Energy Savings? Does Your Community Promote Energy Savings? How Does Your Community Promote Energy Savings? June 10, 2010 - 7:30am Addthis On Monday, John told you about community efforts to save energy. John works with various organizations in his community to promote energy savings, and he has found that none of these organizations can do it alone; many local groups are now partnering with nonprofits, volunteers, community organizations, state and local governments, and for-profit companies. This is true of communities around the country, and if you don't know what yours is doing, you should find out and get involved! When you do find out, tell us: How does your community promote energy savings? For more success stories from individuals and communities around the country, visit Energy Empowers.

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Untapped Energy Savings from Cooling Towers  

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A cooling tower is often an overlooked source of easy energy savings. As long as it's running not much thought is usually given to it, but when numbers are applied to how much a degree of colder water is worth it can become a valuable and ready source of energy and monetary savings. Many of these savings can come from simple maintenance or by changing the way the tower is operated. The more dramatic savings can come from changing to advanced fill concepts. Over our 40 years of working in the cooling tower industry we have measured the effects of doing simple maintenance, the effects of blocking air flow with seemingly good ideas like maintenance walkways, the effects of nearby heat sources, and what fill changes are likely to get. We have put numbers to what a degree is worth to a large petrochemical company so you can get an idea of the magnitude of what these sometimes simple changes are actually worth. Also, we've included a way to monitor your tower for changes in performance.

Phelps Jr., P.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Savings and Breakeven Cost for Residential Heat Pump Water Heaters in the United States  

SciTech Connect

Heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) have recently reemerged in the U.S. residential water heating market and have the potential to provide homeowners with significant energy savings. However, there are questions as to the actual performance and energy savings potential of these units, in particular in regards to the heat pump's performance in unconditioned space and the impact of the heat pump on space heating and cooling loads when it is located in conditioned space. To help answer these questions, simulations were performed of a HPWH in both conditioned and unconditioned space at over 900 locations across the continental United States and Hawaii. Simulations included a Building America benchmark home so that any interaction between the HPWH and the home's HVAC equipment could be captured. Comparisons were performed to typical gas and electric water heaters to determine the energy savings potential and cost effectiveness of a HPWH relative to these technologies. HPWHs were found to have a significant source energy savings potential when replacing typical electric water heaters, but only saved source energy relative to gas water heater in the most favorable installation locations in the southern US. When replacing an electric water heater, the HPWH is likely to break even in California, the southern US, and parts of the northeast in most situations. However, the HPWH will only break even when replacing a gas water heater in a few southern states.

Maguire, J.; Burch, J.; Merrigan, T.; Ong, S.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advancements of Dubal High Amperage Reduction Cell Technologies  

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Development of Low-Voltage Energy-Saving Aluminum Reduction Technology ... Energy Savings in Aluminum Electrolysis Cells: Effect of the Cathode Design.

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Data, Feedback, & Awareness Lead to Big Energy Savings  

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energy feedback and energy feedback and "staff monitors" to reinforce commu- nication and activity led to improved routine practices and significant energy savings. Members of the Navy Region Southwest Metro San Diego regional energy management team with an example poster from their energy awareness program. (Photo courtesy FEMP/NRSMSD.) Data, Feedback, & Awareness Lead to Big Energy Savings The Navy Region Southwest Metro San Diego Area (NRSMSD) regional energy management team achieved significant energy savings at the three major complexes: Naval Base Coronado, Naval Base San Diego, and Naval Base Point Loma, result- ing largely from a well organized energy awareness program centered on energy data

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Purchase energy-saving products | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Purchase energy-saving products Purchase energy-saving products Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Learn the benefits Get started Use Portfolio Manager Save energy Stamp out energy waste Find cost-effective investments Engage occupants Purchase energy-saving products Purchasing and procurement case studies Put computers to sleep Get help from an expert

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Data, Feedback, & Awareness Lead to Big Energy Savings  

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

monthly energy feedback and monthly energy feedback and "staff monitors" to reinforce commu- nication and activity led to improved routine practices and significant energy savings. Members of the Navy Region Southwest Metro San Diego regional energy management team with an example poster from their energy awareness program. (Photo courtesy FEMP/NRSMSD.) Data, Feedback, & Awareness Lead to Big Energy Savings The Navy Region Southwest Metro San Diego Area (NRSMSD) regional energy management team achieved significant energy savings at the three major complexes: Naval Base Coronado, Naval Base San Diego, and Naval Base Point Loma, result- ing largely from a well organized energy awareness program centered on energy data

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Energy Saving Potentials and Air Quality Benefits of Urban Heat IslandMitigation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Konopacki. 1998b. "Measured Energy Savings of Light- coloredPeak Power and Cooling Energy Savings of High-Albedo Roofs,Peak Power and Cooling Energy Savings of High-albedo Roofs,"

Akbari, Hashem

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress and Effect of Energy-Saving Standards in China | Department...  

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

Progress and Effect of Energy-Saving Standards in China Progress and Effect of Energy-Saving Standards in China Information about the development of energy-saving standards in...

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Assessment of China's Energy-Saving and Emission-Reduction Accomplishments and Opportunities During the 11th Five Year Plan  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

with Cai Zhihua, Energy Saving Department, Department ofthe Thousand Enterprise Energy Saving Action Implementationof Architectural Energy-Saving in China. http://

Levine, Mark D.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of Architectural Energy-Saving in China. http://Assessment of Building Energy- Saving Policies and Programssector, the primary energy-saving target allocated during

Zhou, Nan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of Architectural Energy-Saving in China. http://Assessment of Building Energy- Saving Policies and Programsi Assessment of Building Energy-Saving Policies and Programs

Zhou, Nan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Energy Saving Glass Lamination via Selective Radio Frequency Heating  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Ceralink Inc. developed FastFuse, a rapid, new, energy saving process for lamination of glass and composites using radio frequency (RF) heating technology. The Inventions and Innovations program supported the technical and commercial research and development needed to elevate the innovation from bench scale to a self-supporting technology with significant potential for growth. The attached report provides an overview of the technical and commerical progress achieved for FastFuse during the course of the project. FastFuse has the potential to revolutionize the laminate manufacturing industries by replacing energy intensive, multi-step processes with an energy efficient, single-step process that allows higher throughput. FastFuse transmits RF energy directly into the interlayer to generate heat, eliminating the need to directly heat glass layers and the surrounding enclosures, such as autoclaves or vacuum systems. FastFuse offers lower start-up and energy costs (up to 90% or more reduction in energy costs), and faster cycles times (less than 5 minutes). FastFuse is compatible with EVA, TPU, and PVB interlayers, and has been demonstrated for glass, plastics, and multi-material structures such as photovoltaics and transparent armor.

Shawn M. Allan; Patricia M. Strickland; Holly S. Shulman

2009-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

267

Energy Savings, Improved Comfort for West Virginia County Government |  

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

Energy Savings, Improved Comfort for West Virginia County Energy Savings, Improved Comfort for West Virginia County Government Energy Savings, Improved Comfort for West Virginia County Government July 29, 2010 - 6:15pm Addthis The new chiller system at the Dunn Building replaced an outdated rooftop-based HVAC system. | Photo courtesy of Deborah Hammond The new chiller system at the Dunn Building replaced an outdated rooftop-based HVAC system. | Photo courtesy of Deborah Hammond What are the key facts? $329,600 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant 103,000 kWh annual energy savings from HVAC system replacement 141,100 pounds of CO2 emissions avoided at the Dunn Building On any given day up to 2,000 people visit the Dunn Building in Martinsburg, W. Va. The building is the site for the Blue Ridge Community and Technical

268

Audit Report - Opportunities for Energy Savings at Department of Energy  

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

Report - Opportunities for Energy Savings at Department of Report - Opportunities for Energy Savings at Department of Energy Facilities, DOE/IG-0869 Audit Report - Opportunities for Energy Savings at Department of Energy Facilities, DOE/IG-0869 Our review disclosed that the Department had not always effectively identified and implemented energy-saving opportunities through facility evaluations and electricity metering. Three of the five sites we reviewed (Brookhaven National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Laboratory) had not always identified or implemented low- and no-cost, quick payback energy conservation measures discovered during facility evaluations. In addition, two of the five sites (Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Y-12 National Security Complex) had not fully

269

An Estimate of Residential Energy Savings From IECC Change Proposals  

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An Estimate of Residential Energy Savings From IECC Change Proposals An Estimate of Residential Energy Savings From IECC Change Proposals Recommended for Approval at the ICC's Fall, 2009, Initial Action Hearings The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has established ambitious goals to improve the energy efficiency requirements of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for residential buildings. DOE has established near- and long-term goals of 30% and 50% energy efficiency improvements, respectively, compared to the 2006 IECC. This report presents DOE's approach to calculating residential energy consumption for the purpose of estimating energy savings attributable to improvements in the code. This approach is then used to estimate the national average energy savings, relative to the 2006 IECC, resulting from the proposed improvements DOE submitted and supported for the 2012 IECC.

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New Efficiency Standards Mean Big Energy Savings for Consumers | Department  

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

Efficiency Standards Mean Big Energy Savings for Consumers Efficiency Standards Mean Big Energy Savings for Consumers New Efficiency Standards Mean Big Energy Savings for Consumers May 16, 2012 - 4:22pm Addthis New Efficiency Standards Mean Big Energy Savings for Consumers April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs What does this mean for me? By 2030, energy efficiency standards passed since 2009 will save nearly $350 billion total for consumers. Energy efficiency standards for residential clothes washers and dishwashers alone will save consumers approximately $20 billion in energy and water costs through 2030. As part of the Obama Administration's energy strategy, Energy Department officials have been hard at work helping American families save money by saving energy. Since 2009, we've issued nearly 40 common-sense energy

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Last-Minute Energy Saving Stocking Stuffers | Department of Energy  

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

Last-Minute Energy Saving Stocking Stuffers Last-Minute Energy Saving Stocking Stuffers Last-Minute Energy Saving Stocking Stuffers December 23, 2013 - 12:13pm Addthis There are all sorts of small energy-efficient presents available for stuffing stockings this year. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/DNY59 There are all sorts of small energy-efficient presents available for stuffing stockings this year. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/DNY59 Christina Stowers Communications Specialist in the Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program How can I participate? Keep an eye out for these small, energy saving gifts as you do your last minute shopping this year. Looking for some last minute stocking stuffers to complement the holiday gifts you've purchased for your loved ones? We covered a few

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Savings Project: Insulate Hot Water Pipes for Energy Savings | Department  

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

Insulate Hot Water Pipes for Energy Savings Insulate Hot Water Pipes for Energy Savings Savings Project: Insulate Hot Water Pipes for Energy Savings Addthis Project Level Medium Energy Savings $8-$12 annually Time to Complete 3 hours for a small house Overall Cost $10-$15 Insulating water pipes can save you water, energy, and money. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/nsj-images Insulating water pipes can save you water, energy, and money. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/nsj-images Insulating your hot water pipes reduces heat loss and can raise water temperature 2°F-4°F hotter than uninsulated pipes can deliver, allowing for a lower water temperature setting. You also won't have to wait as long for hot water when you turn on a faucet or showerhead, which helps conserve water. Paying for someone to insulate your pipes-as a project on its own-may

273

Save Energy, Save Date Night | Department of Energy  

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

Energy, Save Date Night Energy, Save Date Night Save Energy, Save Date Night February 11, 2013 - 1:42pm Addthis Saving energy allows you to spend that money elsewhere. Saving energy allows you to spend that money elsewhere. John Chu John Chu Communications Specialist with the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy How can I participate? Follow these tips to save energy and money this Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day. For many couples, it means cards, flowers, and prix fixe candlelight dinners. It also means for many couples a hefty withdrawal at the ATM to express their love. Fortunately, there are ways to save money by saving energy - even during the date - so you can spend the money you save on the things that really matter to your sweetheart. Here are five easy tips for those couples out there who want to save energy, save

274

Department of Energy's Energy Savings Performance Contracts Stretch Budgets  

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

Energy Savings Performance Contracts Stretch Energy Savings Performance Contracts Stretch Budgets at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Department of Energy's Energy Savings Performance Contracts Stretch Budgets at the Bureau of Indian Affairs October 7, 2013 - 2:04pm Addthis Photovoltaic energy system at Sherman Indian High School,Riverside, CA This photovoltaic energy system should provide nearly 7 kilowatts of clean solar electricity to the Sherman Indian High School campus. Overview The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs has found a good way to reduce energy costs, replace inefficient lighting and aging building equipment, and install renewable energy systems without huge increases in the BIA budget. The agency is doing all this by making use of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Super Energy Savings Performance

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ComEd- Small Business Energy Savings Program (Illinois)  

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

ComEd, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas, and North Shore Gas fund the Small Business Energy Savings program in which an energy advisor conducts a free on-site energy assessment and provides free installation...

276

Grocery Store 50% Energy Savings Technical Support Document  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents technical analysis for grocery stores aimed at providing design guidance that achieves whole-building energy savings of at least 50% over ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004.

Leach, M.; Hale, E.; Hirsch, A.; Torcellini, P.

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Ventilation and Energy Saving in Auto Manufacturing Plants  

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Ventilation and Energy Saving in Auto Manufacturing Plants Speaker(s): Alexander M. Zhivov Date: April 3, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Dr. Alexander Zhivov is currently the...

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Grocery 2009 TSD Chicago 50% Energy Savings | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energy Savings Model Target Type ASHRAE 90.1 2004 Model Year 2009 IDF file http:apps1.eere.energy.govbuildingsenergyplusmodelsChicago2009TSDGrocery50percent.idf XML file...

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Green Energy Match: Linking Behavioral Energy Savings Programs...  

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Media Contacts Green Energy Match: Linking Behavioral Energy Savings Programs to Job Creation Speaker(s): Martha Amram Date: October 25, 2011 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122...

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OpenEI/PageKeyword energy savings | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Data Special page Share this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon OpenEIPageKeyword energy savings Jump to: navigation, search A list of all pages that have property "OpenEI...

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Dollar and Energy Savings Loans (Nebraska) | Open Energy Information  

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Edit with form History Share this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon Dollar and Energy Savings Loans (Nebraska) This is the approved revision of this page, as well as...

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DOE Launches New Website Aimed at Improving Industrial Energy Savings |  

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

New Website Aimed at Improving Industrial Energy New Website Aimed at Improving Industrial Energy Savings DOE Launches New Website Aimed at Improving Industrial Energy Savings November 8, 2005 - 2:19pm Addthis Washington, D.C. - Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced the launch of a new website providing U.S. manufacturing plants a quick and easy way to sign up for the Department of Energy's Industrial Energy Saving Teams program. The program, launched on October 3, 2005 as part of a national energy saving effort, seeks to improve the energy efficiency of America's most energy-intensive manufacturing facilities through comprehensive energy assessments. "President Bush has called on all Americans to improve efficiency in light of expected higher energy prices this fall. Because they are so energy

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Trends in Data Center Design - ASHRAE Leads the Way to Large Energy Savings (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect

Energy savings strategies for data centers are described, including best practices, ASHRAE standards, and examples of successful strategies for incorporating energy savings.

Van Geet, O.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Retrofit Energy Savings Devices: KVAR Energy Controller  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes and documents the performance of the kilovolt ampere reactive (KVAR) energy controller by KVAR Energy Savings Corporation. The specific part number tested was the PU-1200. This device is a 240-volt unit designed for installation at the residential customer's breaker panel. As of August 26, 2010, energy savings claims for the residential application of this device range from 6% to 10%, as indicated on KVAR's website. Various product distributors claim similar or greater savings on th...

2010-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

285

Assessment of Retro-Fit Energy Savings Devices: Line-Side Electronic Dimmer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The past two decades have seen the introduction of several new technologies, such as retrofit energy saving devices (RESDs), which are intended to save energy. In most cases, RESDs devices are added after-the-fact to existing commercial and industrial electrical systems with the intent to improve energy efficiency, usually without directly affecting end-use equipment. In some cases, an RESD such as an electronic lamp dimmer is part of the original construction of a residential or commercial facility. Dev...

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ROSE Process Offers Energy Savings for Solvent Extraction  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Kerr-McGee has developed and commercialized an energy-efficient solvent extraction process known as ROSE (Residuum Oil Supercritical Extraction) in which the extraction solvent is recovered as a supercritical fluid. The energy requirement for supercritical solvent recovery is substantially lower than for conventional solvent processes using evaporation, compression and condensation. The ROSE technology is applicable to a wide variety of both organic and inorganic solvents. Energy savings of forty to fifty percent have been demonstrated commercially with ROSE compared to traditional solvent recovery. The dollar value of the savings is related to the solvent-to-feed ratio employed in the process and the cost of steam, fuel and electricity. Kerr-McGee has a bench scale pilot plant available for feedstock evaluation. Four commercial ROSE units and a large pilot plant have been placed into operation during the past five years. Two additional units are under construction and others are in various stages of design. This paper describes the ROSE process and illustrates its flexibility with respect to the types of feedstocks and variety of solvents which are utilized.

Gearheart, J. A.; Nelson, S. R.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Quantifying National Energy Savings Potential of Lighting Controls in  

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National Energy Savings Potential of Lighting Controls in National Energy Savings Potential of Lighting Controls in Commercial Buildings Title Quantifying National Energy Savings Potential of Lighting Controls in Commercial Buildings Publication Type Report Year of Publication 2012 Authors Williams, Alison A., Barbara A. Atkinson, Karina Garbesi, and Francis M. Rubinstein Pagination 14 Date Published May Publisher LBNL-5895E Abstract Lighting has the largest estimated technical potential for energy savings of any U.S. building end-use. A significant fraction of that potential is believed to lie in lighting system controls. While controls are incorporated in national model building codes, their adoption and enforcement are spotty, and controls have been largely ignored in energy efficiency standards, leaving much potential untapped. The development of sound energy policy with respect to lighting controls depends on improved quantification of potential savings. Researchers have been quantifying energy savings from lighting controls in commercial buildings for more than 30 years, but results vary widely. This meta-analysis of energy savings potential used 240 savings estimates from 88 published sources, categorized into daylighting strategies, occupancy-based strategies, personal tuning, and institutional tuning. Beginning with an average of savings estimates based on the entire literature, this research added successive analytical filters to identify potential biases introduced to the estimates by different analytical approaches. We obtained relatively robust final estimates of average savings: 24% for occupancy, 28% for daylighting, 31% for personal tuning, 36% for institutional tuning, and 38% for combined approaches. Using these data and estimates of current and full penetration of controls, we calculated national energy savings potential on the order of 19%.

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News From the D.C. Office: Energy-Saving Office Equipment Part 2  

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3 Aerial view of Washington D.C. 3 Aerial view of Washington D.C. News From the D.C. Office Energy-Saving Office Equipment Part 2: Making the "Virtual Office" Real More on the DC Office efficiency up-grade: Lighting, Office Equipment: Part 1 Regular readers of the Center for Building Science News know that energy-efficient lighting and office equipment can have significant environmental and economic benefits. Previous articles ("Monitored Savings from Energy-Efficient Lighting in D.C. Office" [Spring 1997, p. 3] and "Energy-Saving Office equipment" [Summer 1997, p. 3]) discussed these features of Berkeley Lab's Washington, D.C. office. The D.C. office also serves as a demonstration site for telecommunications technologies, which have energy and environmental benefits of their own.

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Potential energy savings from aquifer thermal energy storage  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Pacific Northwest Laboratory researchers developed an aggregate-level model to estimate the short- and long-term potential energy savings from using aquifer thermal storage (ATES) in the United States. The objectives of this effort were to (1) develop a basis from which to recommend whether heat or chill ATES should receive future research focus and (2) determine which market sector (residential, commercial, or industrial) offers the largest potential energy savings from ATES. Information was collected on the proportion of US land area suitable for ATES applications. The economic feasibility of ATES applications was then evaluated. The potential energy savings from ATES applications was calculated. Characteristic energy use in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors was examined, as was the relationship between waste heat production and consumption by industrial end-users. These analyses provided the basis for two main conclusions: heat ATES applications offer higher potential for energy savings than do chill ATES applications; and the industrial sector can achieve the highest potential energy savings for the large consumption markets. Based on these findings, it is recommended that future ATES research and development efforts be directed toward heat ATES applications in the industrial sector. 11 refs., 6 figs., 9 tabs.

Anderson, M.R.; Weijo, R.O.

1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Large Hospital 50% Energy Savings: Technical Support Document  

SciTech Connect

This Technical Support Document documents the technical analysis and design guidance for large hospitals to achieve whole-building energy savings of at least 50% over ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004 and represents a step toward determining how to provide design guidance for aggressive energy savings targets. This report documents the modeling methods used to demonstrate that the design recommendations meet or exceed the 50% goal. EnergyPlus was used to model the predicted energy performance of the baseline and low-energy buildings to verify that 50% energy savings are achievable. Percent energy savings are based on a nominal minimally code-compliant building and whole-building, net site energy use intensity. The report defines architectural-program characteristics for typical large hospitals, thereby defining a prototype model; creates baseline energy models for each climate zone that are elaborations of the prototype models and are minimally compliant with Standard 90.1-2004; creates a list of energy design measures that can be applied to the prototype model to create low-energy models; uses industry feedback to strengthen inputs for baseline energy models and energy design measures; and simulates low-energy models for each climate zone to show that when the energy design measures are applied to the prototype model, 50% energy savings (or more) are achieved.

Bonnema, E.; Studer, D.; Parker, A.; Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Technical Support Document: 50% Energy Savings for Small Office Buildings  

SciTech Connect

The Technical Support Document (TSD) for 50% energy savings in small office buildings documents the analysis and results for a recommended package of energy efficiency measures (EEMs) referred to as the advanced EEMs. These are changes to a building design that will reduce energy usage. The package of advanced EEMs achieves a minimum of 50% energy savings and a construction area weighted average energy savings of 56.6% over the ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004 for 16 cities which represent the full range of climate zones in the United States. The 50% goal is for site energy usage reduction. The weighted average is based on data on the building area of construction in the various climate locations. Cost-effectiveness of the EEMs is determined showing an average simple payback of 6.7 years for all 16 climate locations. An alternative set of results is provided which includes a variable air volume HVAC system that achieves at least 50% energy savings in 7 of the 16 climate zones with a construction area weighted average savings of 48.5%. Other packages of EEMs may also achieve 50% energy savings; this report does not consider all alternatives but rather presents at least one way to reach the goal. Design teams using this TSD should follow an integrated design approach and utilize additional analysis to evaluate the specific conditions of a project.

Thornton, Brian A.; Wang, Weimin; Huang, Yunzhi; Lane, Michael D.; Liu, Bing

2010-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

292

Actual and Estimated Energy Savings Comparison for Deep Energy Retrofits in the Pacific Northwest  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Seven homes from the Pacific Northwest were selected to evaluate the differences between estimated and actual energy savings achieved from deep energy retrofits. The energy savings resulting from these retrofits were estimated, using energy modeling software, to save at least 30% on a whole-house basis. The modeled pre-retrofit energy use was trued against monthly utility bills. After the retrofits were completed, each of the homes was extensively monitored, with the exception of one home which was monitored pre-retrofit. This work is being conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program as part of the Building America Program. This work found many discrepancies between actual and estimated energy savings and identified the potential causes for the discrepancies. The differences between actual energy use and modeled energy use also suggest improvements to improve model accuracy. The difference between monthly whole-house actual and estimated energy savings ranged from 75% more energy saved than predicted by the model to 16% less energy saved for all the monitored homes. Similarly, the annual energy savings difference was between 36% and -14%, which was estimated based on existing monitored savings because an entire year of data is not available. Thus, on average, for all six monitored homes the actual energy use is consistently less than estimates, indicating home owners are saving more energy than estimated. The average estimated savings for the eight month monitoring period is 43%, compared to an estimated savings average of 31%. Though this average difference is only 12%, the range of inaccuracies found for specific end-uses is far greater and are the values used to directly estimate energy savings from specific retrofits. Specifically, the monthly post-retrofit energy use differences for specific end-uses (i.e., heating, cooling, hot water, appliances, etc.) ranged from 131% under-predicted to 77% over-predicted by the model with respect to monitored energy use. Many of the discrepancies were associated with occupant behavior which influences energy use, dramatically in some cases, actual versus modeled weather differences, modeling input limitations, and complex homes that are difficult to model. The discrepancy between actual and estimated energy use indicates a need for better modeling tools and assumptions. Despite the best efforts of researchers, the estimated energy savings are too inaccurate to determine reliable paybacks for retrofit projects. While the monitored data allows researchers to understand why these differences exist, it is not cost effective to monitor each home with the level of detail presented here. Therefore an appropriate balance between modeling and monitoring must be determined for more widespread application in retrofit programs and the home performance industry. Recommendations to address these deficiencies include: (1) improved tuning process for pre-retrofit energy use, which currently utilized broad-based monthly utility bills; (2) developing simple occupant-based energy models that better address the many different occupant types and their impact on energy use; (3) incorporating actual weather inputs to increase accuracy of the tuning process, which uses utility bills from specific time period; and (4) developing simple, cost-effective monitoring solutions for improved model tuning.

Blanchard, Jeremy; Widder, Sarah H.; Giever, Elisabeth L.; Baechler, Michael C.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

WILL RENEWABLE ENERGY SAVE OUR PLANET?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses some important fundamental issues behind application of renewable energy (RE) to evaluate its impact as a climate change mitigation technology. The discussed issues are the following: definition of renewable energy

Milorad Boji?

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Former Student Turns Thesis Into Energy Savings for Taylor University |  

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

Former Student Turns Thesis Into Energy Savings for Taylor Former Student Turns Thesis Into Energy Savings for Taylor University Former Student Turns Thesis Into Energy Savings for Taylor University October 18, 2010 - 10:00am Addthis Kevin Crosby, Taylor University’s first coordinator of stewardship and sustainability, promotes environmental awareness among students, faculty and staff. | Photo courtesy of Andrew Ketchum, The Echo | Kevin Crosby, Taylor University's first coordinator of stewardship and sustainability, promotes environmental awareness among students, faculty and staff. | Photo courtesy of Andrew Ketchum, The Echo | Maya Payne Smart Former Writer for Energy Empowers, EERE Not long ago Kevin Crosby was an engineering major and the president of Taylor University's student environmental club, Stewards of Creation.

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Bristol Tennessee Electric Service - Energy Savings Loan Program |  

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

You are here You are here Home » Bristol Tennessee Electric Service - Energy Savings Loan Program Bristol Tennessee Electric Service - Energy Savings Loan Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heat Pumps Maximum Rebate $10,000 Program Info State Tennessee Program Type Utility Loan Program Rebate Amount up to $10,000 Provider Bristol Tennessee Electric Service Bristol Tennessee Electric Service (BTES) offers financing to its residential customers to help pay for energy efficient home improvements through the Energy Savings Loan Program. Eligible customers may borrow up to $10,000 for a maximum of 10 years. Eligible items include:

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Energy Savings 101: No Prerequisite Required | Department of Energy  

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

Savings 101: No Prerequisite Required Savings 101: No Prerequisite Required Energy Savings 101: No Prerequisite Required August 22, 2013 - 10:33am Addthis By taking energy savings into account when you move in this year, you can put some money back in your pocket. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/ArtBoyMB By taking energy savings into account when you move in this year, you can put some money back in your pocket. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/ArtBoyMB Christina Stowers Communications Specialist in the Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program How can I participate? Check your lighting, window coverings, and appliances to make sure you are as energy-efficient as possible this year. Are you ready? You've packed up all of your ultra-mobile plastic sets of drawers, brightly colored furnishings, sweatpants and hoodies, and school

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Multifamily Energy Savings Program (Existing Buildings and New  

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

Multifamily Energy Savings Program (Existing Buildings and New Multifamily Energy Savings Program (Existing Buildings and New Construction) Multifamily Energy Savings Program (Existing Buildings and New Construction) < Back Eligibility Multi-Family Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Cooling Appliances & Electronics Sealing Your Home Ventilation Construction Manufacturing Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate Prescriptive: Varies by equipment type, $200,000 per project Custom: Lesser of 50% of cost or $200,000 per project Total: $200,000 per project and $400,000 per customer tax ID per year for all Focus incentives. Program Info Funding Source Focus on Energy Expiration Date 12/31/2013 State Wisconsin

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Energy-Savings Initiative Event | Department of Energy  

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

Energy-Savings Initiative Event Energy-Savings Initiative Event Energy-Savings Initiative Event October 5, 2005 - 11:54am Addthis Remarks Prepared for Energy Secretary Bodman Thank you, Governor Romney. I am glad to be here with you, with Kevin Measel of Lowe's, and with the men and women of this Lowe's store to stress the importance of energy efficiency and conservation. And let me compliment Lowe's on its longtime efforts promoting energy efficiency, along with being an ENERGY STAR retail partner of the year for three straight years. Fall in New England is a wonderful time. But everyone knows that the bitter cold of winter is not far behind. I have personal experience with those winters, having lived in Boston for four decades before joining the Bush Administration. I know how cold it can get, and I know that New Englanders

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Spring and Summer Energy-Saving Tips | Department of Energy  

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Spring and Summer Energy-Saving Tips Spring and Summer Energy-Saving Tips Spring and Summer Energy-Saving Tips May 30, 2012 - 1:21pm Addthis Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the warm spring and summer months. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/eyedias. Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the warm spring and summer months. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/eyedias. Here you'll find strategies to help you save energy during the spring and summer when the weather is warm and you are trying to keep your home cool. Some of the tips below are free and can be used on a daily basis to increase your savings; others are simple and inexpensive actions you can take to ensure maximum savings through the spring and summer. If you haven't already, conduct an energy assessment to find out where you

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Energy Smart Federal Partnership: Your Steps to Energy Savings  

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Energy Smart Federal Partnership: Your Steps to Energy Savings Energy Smart Federal Partnership: Your Steps to Energy Savings 1. Review your facilities and commitment to efficiency investments  Communicate with key facilities staff including the people that will approve the energy project budgets.  Determine if the energy-saving opportunities meet your agency's requirements for investment (such as project payback) and are likely to receive funding approval.  Contact your local serving utility or utilities to discuss your plans and understand the process for obtaining financial assistance (incentives). If you are unsure who your serving utility is, please contact BPA and we will help. Another good resource for locating utilities can be found our website: http://www.bpa.gov/Energy/N/UtilityLocator.cfm.

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Sinking a Pet's Teeth into Energy Saving | Department of Energy  

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Sinking a Pet's Teeth into Energy Saving Sinking a Pet's Teeth into Energy Saving Sinking a Pet's Teeth into Energy Saving August 28, 2012 - 11:23am Addthis Ernie Tucker Editor, National Renewable Energy Laboratory The Humane Society of the United States cites a recent national survey reporting that Americans own approximately 78 million dogs and 86 million cats. And while feline-lovers might see this as a reason to break out the tuna since they are, well, top cat, there's a more sobering statistic: more than half of our pets are overweight or obese. But such a large number of Fat Fidos and Tubby Tabbies could also give the nation's pet owners an incentive to be inventive Energy Savers. If these animals are important -- and judging from the sheer numbers they seem to be -- it makes sense for humans to help the four-legged stay in

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Spring and Summer Energy-Saving Tips | Department of Energy  

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Spring and Summer Energy-Saving Tips Spring and Summer Energy-Saving Tips Spring and Summer Energy-Saving Tips May 30, 2012 - 1:21pm Addthis Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the warm spring and summer months. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/eyedias. Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the warm spring and summer months. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/eyedias. Here you'll find strategies to help you save energy during the spring and summer when the weather is warm and you are trying to keep your home cool. Some of the tips below are free and can be used on a daily basis to increase your savings; others are simple and inexpensive actions you can take to ensure maximum savings through the spring and summer. If you haven't already, conduct an energy assessment to find out where you

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Educating Glendale, Arizona Residents About Energy Savings | Department of  

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Educating Glendale, Arizona Residents About Energy Savings Educating Glendale, Arizona Residents About Energy Savings Educating Glendale, Arizona Residents About Energy Savings August 10, 2010 - 1:00pm Addthis A portion of Glendale, Arizona's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant was used to purchase programmable thermostats. | Department of Energy Photo | A portion of Glendale, Arizona's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant was used to purchase programmable thermostats. | Department of Energy Photo | Kevin Craft City officials in Glendale, Ariz. had a problem. Citizens were constantly asking them for information on how to reduce home energy consumption, but they did not have a staff member to answer the questions. That changed in June 2009, when the city hired Nancy Schwab to be the official energy education specialist.

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Goodyear Speeding Up on Energy Savings | Department of Energy  

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Goodyear Speeding Up on Energy Savings Goodyear Speeding Up on Energy Savings Goodyear Speeding Up on Energy Savings March 8, 2010 - 11:12am Addthis The Goodyear Blimp flies over Goodyear's tire plant in Union City, Tenn. | Photo courtesy of Goodyear The Goodyear Blimp flies over Goodyear's tire plant in Union City, Tenn. | Photo courtesy of Goodyear Joshua DeLung The Goodyear tire plant in Union City, Tenn., is saving energy, which helps keep the plant's operating costs down. A Save Energy Now assessment from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2006 identified opportunities to improve the efficiency of the plant's steam system. Working with a DOE energy expert, employees, including Dennis Burden, an energy manager for Goodyear, learned how to analyze the plant's steam system and identify natural gas savings to improve

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Educating Glendale, Arizona Residents About Energy Savings | Department of  

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Educating Glendale, Arizona Residents About Energy Savings Educating Glendale, Arizona Residents About Energy Savings Educating Glendale, Arizona Residents About Energy Savings August 10, 2010 - 1:00pm Addthis A portion of Glendale, Arizona's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant was used to purchase programmable thermostats. | Department of Energy Photo | A portion of Glendale, Arizona's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant was used to purchase programmable thermostats. | Department of Energy Photo | Kevin Craft City officials in Glendale, Ariz. had a problem. Citizens were constantly asking them for information on how to reduce home energy consumption, but they did not have a staff member to answer the questions. That changed in June 2009, when the city hired Nancy Schwab to be the official energy education specialist.

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Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contract  

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Training Training The Federal Energy Management Program offers training to help Federal agencies implement energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs). Introduction to Alternative Financing for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Covers the use of project funding tools to plan and implement energy and water saving measures and renewable energy systems in Federal facilities. Recorded June 29, 2010. Introduction to Energy Savings Performance Contracts: Outlines how ESPCs can help Federal agencies implement renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water efficiency projects. Recorded June 30, 2010. Financing and Pricing Evaluation for Energy Savings Performance Contracts: Offers a brief overview of costs and pricing review of the ESPC final proposal and how ESPCs can fund the reduction of Federal facility energy use and costs. Recorded July 7, 2010.

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Former Student Turns Thesis Into Energy Savings for Taylor University |  

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Former Student Turns Thesis Into Energy Savings for Taylor Former Student Turns Thesis Into Energy Savings for Taylor University Former Student Turns Thesis Into Energy Savings for Taylor University October 18, 2010 - 10:00am Addthis Kevin Crosby, Taylor University’s first coordinator of stewardship and sustainability, promotes environmental awareness among students, faculty and staff. | Photo courtesy of Andrew Ketchum, The Echo | Kevin Crosby, Taylor University's first coordinator of stewardship and sustainability, promotes environmental awareness among students, faculty and staff. | Photo courtesy of Andrew Ketchum, The Echo | Maya Payne Smart Former Writer for Energy Empowers, EERE Not long ago Kevin Crosby was an engineering major and the president of Taylor University's student environmental club, Stewards of Creation.

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Landscaping for Fun, Beauty, and Energy Saving | Department of Energy  

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Landscaping for Fun, Beauty, and Energy Saving Landscaping for Fun, Beauty, and Energy Saving Landscaping for Fun, Beauty, and Energy Saving March 18, 2013 - 3:45pm Addthis Landscaping can be beautiful, but it can also help you save energy. | Photo courtesy of Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/DigiStu Landscaping can be beautiful, but it can also help you save energy. | Photo courtesy of Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/DigiStu Elizabeth Spencer Communicator, National Renewable Energy Laboratory What does this mean for me? With careful planning, your landscaping can shade your home or even help you use less water. I was out grocery shopping this weekend when I saw that the store had put up the year's first little display of potting trays and seeds. I was delighted! The weather's warming up, the sun's coming out, and there are

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Department of Energy Launches Website Supporting Energy-Saving  

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Website Supporting Energy-Saving Website Supporting Energy-Saving Reconstruction in the Gulf Coast Department of Energy Launches Website Supporting Energy-Saving Reconstruction in the Gulf Coast November 22, 2005 - 2:55pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today launched a Disaster Recovery and Building Reconstruction website at http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/ as part of its continuing effort to support hurricane victims in the Gulf Coast. The website provides relevant resources and information for consumers, state and local officials, builders and contractors, and encourages cost-effective, durable and energy-efficient reconstruction in areas devastated by recent hurricanes. "The Department of Energy's Disaster Recovery and Building Reconstruction website brings together collective resources, building research and lessons

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Big Energy Savings for Small Idaho City | Department of Energy  

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Big Energy Savings for Small Idaho City Big Energy Savings for Small Idaho City Big Energy Savings for Small Idaho City September 30, 2010 - 4:28pm Addthis Renovations to Pinehurst’s City Hall are saving residents of this bedroom community $1,335 a year | Photo courtesy of Pinehurst Renovations to Pinehurst's City Hall are saving residents of this bedroom community $1,335 a year | Photo courtesy of Pinehurst Kevin Craft What are the key facts? Renovations to city hall will save Pinehurst, Id. $1,335 a year. The project is providing work for local contractor. New insulation cuts roof heat loss in half. The Pinehurst City Hall had been in need of renovations for quite some time. Constructed in the 1960s, the building had received few physical upgrades during its lifetime. Its flat roof and lack of insulation made the roof

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Sinking a Pet's Teeth into Energy Saving | Department of Energy  

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Sinking a Pet's Teeth into Energy Saving Sinking a Pet's Teeth into Energy Saving Sinking a Pet's Teeth into Energy Saving August 28, 2012 - 11:23am Addthis Ernie Tucker Editor, National Renewable Energy Laboratory The Humane Society of the United States cites a recent national survey reporting that Americans own approximately 78 million dogs and 86 million cats. And while feline-lovers might see this as a reason to break out the tuna since they are, well, top cat, there's a more sobering statistic: more than half of our pets are overweight or obese. But such a large number of Fat Fidos and Tubby Tabbies could also give the nation's pet owners an incentive to be inventive Energy Savers. If these animals are important -- and judging from the sheer numbers they seem to be -- it makes sense for humans to help the four-legged stay in

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Identify energy-saving actions | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Identify energy-saving actions Identify energy-saving actions Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Learn the benefits Get started Use Portfolio Manager Save energy Stamp out energy waste Find cost-effective investments Engage occupants Provide a seat at the table Share energy goals and progress Identify energy-saving actions Spread the word about how to help

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Philadelphia: The City of Energy Savings | Department of Energy  

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Philadelphia: The City of Energy Savings Philadelphia: The City of Energy Savings Philadelphia: The City of Energy Savings February 28, 2013 - 2:51pm Addthis The Greater Philadelphia region's historic buildings and homes are among the most significant in American history, but they predate modern energy-efficient designs by centuries. In fact, some buildings have been found to leak air at a rate 10 times that of typical buildings their size. But it takes a lot to make older buildings more energy efficient and comfortable. Expensive, up-front out-of-pocket costs for energy efficiency improvements have been a barrier to reducing Greater Philadelphia buildings' energy use in the past. To overcome this challenge, many stakeholders-from local governments to financing specialists to energy efficiency experts-have joined together with one goal in mind: improve

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Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips | Department of Energy  

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Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips October 21, 2013 - 8:44am Addthis Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the cool fall and winter months. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com. Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the cool fall and winter months. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com. This article will help you find strategies to help you save energy during the cool fall and cold winter months. Some of the tips below are free and can be used on a daily basis to increase your savings; others are simple and inexpensive actions you can take to ensure maximum savings through the winter. If you haven't already, conduct an energy assessment to find out where you

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#tipsEnergy: Saving Energy During Vacation | Department of Energy  

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Energy During Vacation Energy During Vacation #tipsEnergy: Saving Energy During Vacation May 20, 2013 - 4:03pm Addthis Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs #tipsEnergy: Saving Energy During Vacation Every month we ask you to share your energy-saving tips, and we feature some of the best tips in a Storify to encourage others to save energy and money at home. For this month's #tipsEnergy, we want to know how you plan to save energy and money during summer vacation. Storified by Energy Department · Mon, May 20 2013 11:56:32 From family gatherings to trips to the beach and camping in National Parks, Memorial Day marks the start of summer vacation. No matter how you spend your summer, there are plenty of ways for you to save energy at home and on the road. This month, we want to know how you

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Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips | Department of Energy  

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Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips October 21, 2013 - 8:44am Addthis Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the cool fall and winter months. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com. Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the cool fall and winter months. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com. This article will help you find strategies to help you save energy during the cool fall and cold winter months. Some of the tips below are free and can be used on a daily basis to increase your savings; others are simple and inexpensive actions you can take to ensure maximum savings through the winter. If you haven't already, conduct an energy assessment to find out where you

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Methods For Evaluating National Energy Savings (Can we do it?)  

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Methods For Evaluating National Energy Savings (Can we do it?) Methods For Evaluating National Energy Savings (Can we do it?) Speaker(s): Marvin J. Horowitz Date: August 18, 2009 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 This informal workshop will provide a brief overview of the current practices for quantifying the total, net, aggregate, long-term energy savings from publicly-funded energy efficiency programs at the national and state levels (including proposals in the EU). It will conclude with a discussion of alternative methodologies that have the potential to add credibility to the energy efficiency movement. The preliminary agenda for the 30 minute presentation is as follows: Overview of current efforts in the US and EU Key features of existing program impact evaluations Emerging methodologiesy for evaluating "deep savings" For more information about

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Energy Savings Performance Contracts Laws and Regulations | Department of  

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Savings Performance Contracts Laws and Regulations Savings Performance Contracts Laws and Regulations Energy Savings Performance Contracts Laws and Regulations October 7, 2013 - 1:42pm Addthis Legislation authorizing energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) was enacted in 1992, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) promulgated regulations for their use in 1995. ESPC authority was made permanent in 2007. National Energy Conservation Policy Act (NECPA) The National Energy Conservation Policy Act (NECPA) first gave Federal agencies the authority to enter into shared-energy savings contracts with private-sector energy service companies (ESCOs). It was superceded by the Energy Policy Act of 1992. Energy Policy Act of 1992 EPAct 1992 included the following provisions for ESPCs: Authorized Federal agencies to execute guaranteed-savings ESPCs

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12 Days of Energy Savings | Department of Energy  

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2 Days of Energy Savings 2 Days of Energy Savings 12 Days of Energy Savings December 24, 2012 - 9:30am Addthis Day 12: Drive Your Way to Fuel Savings 1 of 12 Day 12: Drive Your Way to Fuel Savings Save money on fuel costs by emptying your car after all your shopping trips -- an extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could increase gas costs by up to $.08 a gallon. Image: Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department Day 11: Plug Holiday Decorations into Power Strips 2 of 12 Day 11: Plug Holiday Decorations into Power Strips Stop phantom loads -- which cost Americans $100 a year on average -- by turning off power strips when you aren't using holiday decorations. Image: Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department Day 10: Install a Light Timer 3 of 12 Day 10: Install a Light Timer Keep in the holiday spirit while saving energy by using timer controls to

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Fall: Energy Saving Changes with the Season | Department of Energy  

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Fall: Energy Saving Changes with the Season Fall: Energy Saving Changes with the Season Fall: Energy Saving Changes with the Season October 18, 2011 - 6:42am Addthis Andrea Spikes Communicator at DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory I'm sure you've noticed the change in seasons by now. Fall brings cooler weather, and with it my thoughts turn to warm things like putting blankets on the couch, enjoying my fireplace, and adjusting my thermostat (as little as possible, of course). One thing we did over the weekend is we insulated our water heater. Depending on how efficient your water heater tank is, adding insulation can reduce standby heat losses by 25%-45% and save you around 4%-9% in water heating costs. Since water heating contributes an average of 18% to the typical home utility bill, it's definitely worth it to add insulation!

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Energy savings potential from energy-conserving irrigation systems  

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This report systematically compares, within a consistent framework, the technical and economic characteristics of energy-conserving irrigation systems with those of conventional irrigation systems and to determine total energy savings. Levelized annual costs of owning and operating both energy-conserving and conventional irrigation systems have been developed and compared for all 17 states to account for the differences in energy costs and irrigation conditions in each state. Market penetration of energy-conserving systems is assessed for those systems having lower levelized annual costs than conventional systems performing the same function. Annual energy savings were computed by matching the energy savings per system with an assumed maximum market penetration of 100 percent in those markets where the levelized annual costs of energy-conserving systems are lower than the levelized annual costs of conventional systems.

Wilfert, G.L.; Patton, W.P.; Harrer, B.J.; Clark, M.A.

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Landscaping for Fun, Beauty, and Energy Saving | Department of Energy  

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Fun, Beauty, and Energy Saving Fun, Beauty, and Energy Saving Landscaping for Fun, Beauty, and Energy Saving March 18, 2013 - 3:45pm Addthis Landscaping can be beautiful, but it can also help you save energy. | Photo courtesy of Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/DigiStu Landscaping can be beautiful, but it can also help you save energy. | Photo courtesy of Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/DigiStu Elizabeth Spencer Communicator, National Renewable Energy Laboratory What does this mean for me? With careful planning, your landscaping can shade your home or even help you use less water. I was out grocery shopping this weekend when I saw that the store had put up the year's first little display of potting trays and seeds. I was delighted! The weather's warming up, the sun's coming out, and there are

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Energy-Saving Projects in My Community | Department of Energy  

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Energy-Saving Projects in My Community Energy-Saving Projects in My Community Energy-Saving Projects in My Community August 23, 2011 - 4:04pm Addthis Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Working in the communications office at the Department of Energy, I'm always researching, writing, and talking about our latest initiatives. Topics run the gamut-from student-led solar competitions to engineering breakthroughs in electric vehicle design. I've learned that there are so many interesting projects underway in the clean energy space. Still, writing about an innovative, clean energy project in a state 1,000 miles away is one thing-discovering such a project in your own neighborhood is quite another. That's exactly what happened a couple of weeks ago when I walked into my

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12 Days of Energy Savings | Department of Energy  

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12 Days of Energy Savings 12 Days of Energy Savings 12 Days of Energy Savings Addthis Day 12: Drive Your Way to Fuel Savings 1 of 12 Day 12: Drive Your Way to Fuel Savings Save money on fuel costs by emptying your car after all your shopping trips -- an extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could increase gas costs by up to $.08 a gallon. Image: Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department Day 11: Plug Holiday Decorations into Power Strips 2 of 12 Day 11: Plug Holiday Decorations into Power Strips Stop phantom loads -- which cost Americans $100 a year on average -- by turning off power strips when you aren't using holiday decorations. Image: Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department Day 10: Install a Light Timer 3 of 12 Day 10: Install a Light Timer Keep in the holiday spirit while saving energy by using timer controls to

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Max Tech Appliance Design: Potential for Maximizing U.S. Energy Savings  

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Appliance Design: Potential for Maximizing U.S. Energy Savings Appliance Design: Potential for Maximizing U.S. Energy Savings through Standards Title Max Tech Appliance Design: Potential for Maximizing U.S. Energy Savings through Standards Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-4608E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Garbesi, Karina, Louis-Benoit Desroches, Christopher A. Bolduc, Gabriel Burch, Griffin Hosseinzadeh, and Seth Saltiel Document Number LBNL-4608E Pagination 13 Date Published July 11 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley Abstract This study surveyed the technical potential for efficiency improvements in 150 categories of appliances and equipment representing 33 quads of primary energy use across the US economy in 2010 and (1) documented efficient product designs, (2) identified the most promising cross-cutting strategies, and (3) ranked national energy savings potential by end use. Savings were estimated using a method modeled after US Department of Energy priority-setting reports-simplified versions of the full technical and economic analyses performed for rulemakings. This study demonstrates that large savings are possible by replacing products at the end-of-life with ultra-efficient models that use existing technology. Replacing the 50 top energy-saving end-uses (constituting 30 quads of primary energy consumption in 2010) with today's best-on-market equivalents would save ~200 quads of US primary energy over 30 years (25% of consumption anticipated there from). For the 29 products for maximum feasible savings potential could be estimated, the savings were twice as high. These results demonstrate that pushing ultra-efficient products to market could significantly escalate carbon emission reductions and is a viable strategy for sustaining large emissions reductions through standards. The results of this analysis were used by DOE for new coverage prioritization, to identify key opportunities for product prototyping and market development, and will leverage future standards rulemakings by identifying the full scope of maximum feasible technology options. High leverage products include advances lighting systems, HVAC, and televisions. High leverage technologies include electronic lighting, heat pumps, variable speed motors, and a host of controls-related technologies.

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Assessing Plant Performance for Energy Savings | ENERGY STAR Buildings &  

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

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Progress and Effect of Energy-Saving Standards in China  

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China National Institute of Standardization China National Institute of Standardization May 2011 Progress and Effect of Energy-Saving Standards in China Main Contents Current Status of Standardized Development of Energy Conservation Work Highlights during the "12 th Five-Year Plan" Period 1 2 3 4 2 Contents and Results of Important Standards Main Content Current Status of Standardized Development of Energy Conservation Work Highlights during the "12 th Five-Year Plan" Period 1 2 3 2 Contents and Results of Important Standards Major Role of Energy-saving Standards 3. Significant basis for the government to carry out scientific, orderly and quantitative management over energy conservation 1. Take commonly

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ENERGY STAR Healthcare Energy Savings Financial Analysis Calculators |  

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

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Energy Savings for CO2 Removal in Ammonia Plants  

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An exergy analysis of carbonate solution C02 removal systems which use solution flashing shows that there is no energy saving by using a mechanical thermocompressor instead of a steam-jet ejector. In a 1000 ShT/D ammonia plant an energy saving of approx. 27 GJ/h (GHV) of natural gas is possible by using exhaust steam from a back pressure turbine instead of L.T. shift gas as the heat supply source for a Carsol C02 removal system.

Pouilliart, R.; Van Hecke, F. C.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-saving tips for computers: Set computers to switch into "stand-by" mode after 15 minutes of inactivity.  

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Energy-saving tips for computers: Set computers to switch into "stand-by" mode after 15 minutes of inactivity. Work with your department's information technology expert to determine when computers can be turned off or put into sleep mode. Consider turning off (`shutting down') computers at night when you

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Development of an Energy-Savings Calculation Methodology for Residential Miscellaneous Electric Loads: Preprint  

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In order to meet whole-house energy savings targets beyond 50% in residential buildings, it will be essential that new technologies and systems approaches be developed to address miscellaneous electric loads (MELs). These MELs are comprised of the small and diverse collection of energy-consuming devices found in homes, including what are commonly known as plug loads (televisions, stereos, microwaves), along with all hard-wired loads that do not fit into other major end-use categories (doorbells, security systems, garage door openers). MELs present special challenges because their purchase and operation are largely under the control of the occupants. If no steps are taken to address MELs, they can constitute 40-50% of the remaining source energy use in homes that achieve 60-70% whole-house energy savings, and this percentage is likely to increase in the future as home electronics become even more sophisticated and their use becomes more widespread. Building America (BA), a U.S. Department of Energy research program that targets 50% energy savings by 2015 and 90% savings by 2025, has begun to identify and develop advanced solutions that can reduce MELs.

Hendron, R.; Eastment, M.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Savings Assessment for the Robert E. Johnson State Office Building in Austin, Texas  

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U.S. businesses and institutions spend an estimated $175 billion per year for energy. Of that, the fraction under performance contracts and energy service agreements is currently growing, aided by cheaper monitoring technology and integration with EMCS systems. Energy simulation programs are used both for estimating potential savings as well as to help verify savings from retrofits actually installed. The potential accuracy afforded by today's energy simulation programs is high. Yet the reliability of the results is frequently compromised by a lack of certainty that the simulations reflect actual conditions. Although there is little documentation on current methods to verify energy savings in buildings, the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP), developed by the Department of Energy (DOE), provides best practice techniques available for verifying results of energy efficiency, water efficiency, and renewable energy projects. This paper presents a method for verifying the energy savings of a newly constructed building using a baseline simulation model calibrated to the measured whole-building energy consumption to determined the independent and combined effect of the stated efficient components installed in the building. In this paper the results show that the energy savings resulting from the new design reduced the energy use by 46% when compared to similar state office buildings.

Sylvester, K. E.; Haberl, J. S.; Song, S.; Turner, W. D.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Design Guidance for K-12 Schools: From 30% to 50% Energy Savings  

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This paper describes the development of energy efficiency recommendations for achieving 30% whole-building energy savings in K-12 Schools over levels achieved by following the ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (1999 and 2004 versions). Exhaustive simulations were run to create packages of energy design solutions available over a wide range of K-12 schools and climates. These design recommendations look at building envelope, fenestration, lighting systems (including electrical lights and daylighting), HVAC systems, building automation and controls, outside air treatment, and service water heating. We document and discuss the energy modeling performed to demonstrate that the recommendations will result in at least 30% energy savings over ASHRAE 90.1-1999 and ASHRAE 90.1-2004. Recommendations are evaluated based on the availability of daylighting for the school and by the type of HVAC system. Compared to the ASHRAE 90.1-1999 baseline, the recommendations result in more than 30% savings in all climate zones for both daylit and nondaylit elementary, middle, and high schools with a range of HVAC system types. These recommendations have been included in the Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings. Compared to the more stringent ASHRAE 90.1-2004 baseline, the recommendations result in more than 30% savings in all climate zones, for only the daylit elementary, middle, and high schools, with a range of HVAC system types. To inform the future development of recommendations for higher level of energy savings, we analyzed a subset of recommendations to understand which energy efficiency technologies would be needed to achieve 50% energy savings.

Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.; Long, N.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Energy Savings in the Federal Sector through Utilities Service Programs  

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As a result of the lack of sufficient appropriations for energy-related projects at federal sites, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Federal Energy Management Programs (FEMP) has encouraged the use of alternative financing as a method to fund energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy capital retrofit projects. One of the potential avenues for agencies to obtain alternative financing is through their servicing utility. Since the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT), more than 1,200 projects have been facilitated in this manner. The amount of the capital investment per project has varied markedly, depending on the need of the federal agency, number of facilities at a specific site, and nature of the retrofit technology. To help promote the use of this financing mechanism, FEMP created the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group to foster enhanced relationships between utilities and both federal agencies and their sites so projects could be identified, designed, financed, and constructed. Formation of this Working Group also allowed FEMP the opportunity to collect, on a voluntary basis, specific information regarding individual projects in order to document results, which could assist in determining the contribution to mandated energy saving goals. Accurate and complete data existed for 528 of these projects to allow an analysis of total energy savings as a function of capital cost. Projects that consisted of the category labeled controls/upgrades/ repairs yielded the largest energy savings per capital dollar of investment (~14,500 Btu per dollar). Other projects with high energy savings per capital dollar of investment included comprehensive upgrades, central plant upgrades, boiler/chiller replacement, and lighting and mechanical system upgrades. This article summarizes the findings from the analysis, provides some insight into the types of projects that yield the best savings per dollar of investment, and possible explanation for the results.

McMordie-Stoughton, Katherine L.; Solana, Amy E.; Bates, Derrick J.; Sandusky, William F.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Savings Resulting from Shading Devices on Single-Family Residences in Austin, Texas  

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Potential annual energy savings resulting from window shading devices on three prototypical Austin, Texas, single-family residences were computed in this study. Savings were calculated for interior (shades, blinds, draperies, window film, and tinted windows) and exterior (solar screens, awnings, overhangs, and the effects of recessed windows and vegetation) shading devices. The analysis was conducted with the DOE-2 building energy analysis computer program. Nominal baseline cases (single glazing, gas heating, and nominal shading from eaves and neighboring buildings) were run for each prototype. Selected baseline variants (double glazing, all electric, and no eaves or neighbor shading) were run to test parameter sensitivity. Results are reported in terms of the annual heating and cooling energy use and energy cost, with each device in place, as compared to the baseline cases. The devices are ranked in term of energy savings and energy coat savings. Another significant result is the multiple-regression correlation of annual heating and cooling energy savings with Shading Coefficient and U-value that generalizes the performance of the shading devices.

Pletzer, R. K.; Jones, J. W.; Hunn, B. D.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Yield Improvement and Energy Savings Uing Phosphonates as Additives in Kraft pulping  

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Project Objective: Develop a commercially viable modification to the Kraft process resulting in energy savings, increased yield and improved bleachability. Evaluate the feasibility of this technology across a spectrum of wood species used in North America. Develop detailed fundamental understanding of the mechanism by which phosphonates improve KAPPA number and yield. Evaluate the North American market potential for the use of phosphonates in the Kraft pulping process. Examine determinants of customer perceived value and explore organizational and operational factors influencing attitudes and behaviors. Provide an economic feasibility assessment for the supply chain, both suppliers (chemical supply companies) and buyers (Kraft mills). Provide background to most effectively transfer this new technology to commercial mills.

Ulrike W. Tschirner; Timothy Smith

2007-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy savings can be communicated in terms of kilowatt hours (energy), carbon (climate change) or pounds (cost).  

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AIM Energy savings can be communicated in terms of kilowatt hours (energy), carbon (climate change for saving energy and impact subsequent perceptions and behaviour. A particular focus here is behaviour beyond immediate energy consumption behaviour, i.e., more general environmental behaviours. SOCIAL VALUES

McAuley, Derek

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General Renewable Energy Technology Module | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

General Renewable Energy Technology Module General Renewable Energy Technology Module Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: General Renewable Energy Technology Module Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Technology characterizations Website: web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTENERGY2/EXTRENENERGYTK/0,, References: General Renewable Energy Technology Module[1] Resource Generation and Transmission Interconnection Process Overview, PJM Manual, Transmission and Interconnection Planning Department, System Planning Division, PJM Interconnection, LLC References ↑ "General Renewable Energy Technology Module" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=General_Renewable_Energy_Technology_Module&oldid=328701

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Protocol for maximizing energy savings and indoor environmental quality  

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Protocol for maximizing energy savings and indoor environmental quality Protocol for maximizing energy savings and indoor environmental quality improvements when retrofitting apartments Title Protocol for maximizing energy savings and indoor environmental quality improvements when retrofitting apartments Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-6147E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Noris, Federico, William W. Delp, Kimberly Vermeer, Gary Adamkiewicz, Brett C. Singer, and William J. Fisk Journal Energy and Buildings Volume 61 Pagination 378-386 Date Published 06/2013 Keywords apartments, buildings, costs, energy, indoor environmental quality, Protocol, retrofits, Selection Abstract The current focus on building energy retrofit provides an opportunity to simultaneously improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Toward this end, we developed a protocol for selecting packages of retrofits that both save energy and improve IEQ in apartments. The protocol specifies the methodology for selecting retrofits from a candidate list while addressing expected energy savings, IEQ impacts, and costs in an integrated manner. Interviews, inspections and measurements are specified to collect the needed input information. The protocol was applied to 17 apartments in three buildings in two different climates within California. Diagnostic measurements and surveys conducted before and after retrofit implementation indicate enhanced apartment performance.

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Virtual International Research/Education Center: Energy Saving LEDs  

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This paper presents an establish and operation of energy saving LEDs virtual international research/education center. This is a long-term international engineering education and research collaboration program among California Polytechnic State University ... Keywords: Virtual, research/education center, LEDs

Xiaomin Jin, Xiao-Hua Yu, Xiang-Ning Kang, Guo-Yi Zhang, Guifang Dong

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic data reorganization for energy savings in disk storage systems  

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High performance computing (HPC) systems utilize parallel file systems that are striped over large number of disks to address the I/O performance requirement of data intensive applications. These large number of disks are typically configured into RAID ... Keywords: RAID system configuration, energy saving, energy-aware storage

Ekow Otoo; Doron Rotem; Shih-Chiang Tsao

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Open source tool for energy saving and efficient system management  

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In order to improve power quality (PQ) techniques, efforts are made to develop smart sensors that can report near real-time data. Proprietary software and hardware on dedicated computers or servers processes these data and shows relevant information ... Keywords: arm architecture, embedded systems, energy saving optimization, power quality optimization

Consolacin Gil; Pedro Snchez; Francisco G. Montoya; Antonio L. Mrquez

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Energy-Saving Design Practices for Direct Cooling Refrigerator  

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The area of evaporator on cold storage chamber was added under a constant total evaporator area. Composite and stereoscopic structure with laminated exchanger flake was used on evaporator of freezing chamber. Wing - flakes were fixed outside the refrigerant ... Keywords: refrigerantion, energy-saving, condensor, evaporator

Cai Yingling; Zhang Hua; Chen Shuai; Li Gang; Xia Peng

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric Motor Remanufacturing and Energy Savings Sahil Sahni1  

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Electric Motor Remanufacturing and Energy Savings Sahil Sahni1 , Avid Boustani1 , Timothy Gutowski to this study. #12;Contents 1 Introduction to Electric Motors 1 1.1 Motor Classifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.2 Performance of Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 1.3 Impact of motor

Gutowski, Timothy

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Knowledge and transaction based domestic energy saving support system  

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To save home energy, this paper proposes an energy saving support system named KNOTES. By notifying the users of their energy consumption status and giving them suitable advice, it performs indirect control. Indirect control means that a smart system ... Keywords: home energy management system, indirect control, knowledge management

Hiroki Shigeyoshi; Shuki Inoue; Keniti Tamano; Shingo Aoki; Hiroshi Tsuji; Tsuyoshi Ueno

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AHP gives NGL fractionation energy savings  

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Absorption heat pumping (AHP) offers a highly economic and widely applicable avenue to process heat integration and heat recovery in natural gas liquid (NGL) fractionation plants. Economically priced equipment is now available for any required capacity rating. Installations are increasing. In conventional heat pumping, heat at a low temperature is supplied to an evaporator, causing a liquid to boil at low pressure. This low pressure vapor is compressed. The high pressure vapor condenses, giving up latent heat at a high temperature. The difference between the heat supply temperature and heat delivery temperature is the ''lift'' furnished by the heat pump. Existing NGL fractionation plants offer highly economic opportunities for retrofit AHP applications. Designers of new plants can exploit AHP technology to further economic advantage.

Davidson, W.F.; Erickson, D.C.

1985-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Savings Through Steam Trap Management  

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Sustainability and energy management are broad topics which have become a common focus in industry. Recognizing the need for greater cost reduction and competitive advantage through sustainability, industry is putting forth resources to improve energy management controls. When the topic of energy management relates to steam trap management however, the focus becomes less clear and action less notable. The seemingly low hanging fruit of steam traps are not often tied to significant and sustainable energy management projects. Typically this holds true because of the failure of industry to put a value on the cost of steam and because of the lack of energy tracking from failed steam traps as part of best practice. The use of technology can help industry transform how steam systems are managed and sustainability in steam systems is achieved.

Gibbs, C.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Incorporating Non-energy Benefits into Energy Savings Performance Contracts  

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Non-energy Benefits into Energy Savings Performance Contracts Non-energy Benefits into Energy Savings Performance Contracts Title Incorporating Non-energy Benefits into Energy Savings Performance Contracts Publication Type Conference Paper Year of Publication 2012 Authors Larsen, Peter H., Charles A. Goldman, Donald Gilligan, and Terry E. Singer Conference Name 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings Date Published 2012 Publisher ACEEE Conference Location Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California Abstract This paper evaluates the issue of non-energy benefits within the context of the U.S. energy services company (ESCO) industry-a growing industry comprised of companies that provide energy savings and other benefits to customers through the use of performance-based contracting. Recent analysis has found that ESCO projects in the public/institutional sector, especially at K-12 schools, are using performance-based contracting, at the behest of the customers, to partially -- but not fully -- offset substantial accumulated deferred maintenance needs (e.g., asbestos removal, wiring) and measures that have very long paybacks (roof replacement). This trend is affecting the traditional economic measures policymakers use to evaluate success on a benefit to cost basis. Moreover, the value of non-energy benefits which can offset some or all of the cost of the non-energy measures -- including operations and maintenance (O&M) savings, avoided capital costs, and tradable pollution emissions allowances -- are not always incorporated into a formal cost-effectiveness analysis of ESCO projects. Non- energy benefits are clearly important to customers, but state and federal laws that govern the acceptance of these types of benefits for ESCO projects vary widely (i.e., 0-100% of allowable savings can come from one or more non-energy categories). Clear and consistent guidance on what types of savings are recognized in Energy Savings Agreements under performance contracts is necessary, particularly where customers are searching for deep energy efficiency gains in the building sector.

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An evaluation of the Fort Polk energy savings performance contract  

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The US Army, in cooperation with an energy services company (ESCO), used private capital to retrofit 4,003 family housing units on the Fort Polk, Louisiana, military base with geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). The project was performed under an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) that provides for the Army and the ESCO to share the cost savings realized through the energy retrofit over the 20-year life of the contract. Under the terms of the contract, the ESCO is responsible for maintaining the GHPs and provides ongoing measurement and verification (M and V) to assure cost and energy savings to the Army. An independent evaluation conducted by the Department of Energy`s Oak Ridge National Laboratory indicates that the GHP systems in combination with other energy retrofit measures have reduced annual whole-community electrical consumption by 33%, and natural gas consumption by 100%. These energy savings correspond to an estimated reduction in CO{sub 2} emissions of 22,400 tons per year. Peak electrical demand has been reduced by 43%. The electrical energy and demand savings correspond to an improvement in the whole-community annual electric load factor from 0.52 to 0.62. As a result of the project, Fort Polk saves about $450,000 annually and benefits from complete renewal of the major energy consuming systems in family housing and maintenance of those systems for 20 years. Given the magnitude of the project, the cost and energy savings achieved, and the lessons learned during its design and implementation, the Fort Polk ESPC can provide a model for other housing-related energy savings performance contracts in both the public and private sectors.

Hughes, P.J.; Shonder, J.A.

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Screening Pumping Systems for Energy Savings Opportunities  

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In most industrial settings, energy consumed by pumping systems is responsible for a major part of the overall electricity bill. In some cases, the energy is used quite efficiently; in others, it is not. Facility operators may be very familiar with pumping system equipment controllability, reliability, and availability, but only marginally aware of system efficiency. But there are some good reasons to increase that awareness: 1) As budgets shrink and the intensity of both domestic and international competition increases, the pressure to find additional ways of reducing costs will grow. 2) The reliability of pumps correlates with pump efficiency; that is, pumps operated near the design, or best efficiency point, will tend to perform more reliably and with greater availability. 3) The questions of whether global warming is truly occurring, and if it is, whether humankind's activities play a significant role may both be debatable. But there is no debating the fact that there are finite energy resources, particularly of the fossil fuel variety, on the earth. If we are to be counted as good stewards, then careful, if not frugal resource use is important. The cost of energy consumed by pumps usually dominates the pump life cycle cost. But many end users, already stretched to support day-to-day facility operations, lack the time and resources to perform a methodical engineering study of, in some cases, hundreds of pumps within their facilities to understand the energy costs and the potential opportunity for reduction. Under the auspices of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Motor Challenge Program, prescreening guidance documents and a computer program called PSAT (Pumping System Assessment Tool) have been developed to help end users, consultants, and equipment distributors recognize, both qualitatively and quantitatively, pumping system efficiency improvement opportunities. This paper describes the general methodologies employed and shows case study examples of the prescreening and software application.

Casada, D.

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing Energy Savings from Direct-DC in U.S. Residential Buildings  

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Optimizing Energy Savings from Direct-DC in U.S. Residential Buildings Optimizing Energy Savings from Direct-DC in U.S. Residential Buildings Title Optimizing Energy Savings from Direct-DC in U.S. Residential Buildings Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-5193E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Garbesi, Karina, Vagelis Vossos, Alan H. Sanstad, and Gabriel Burch Document Number LBNL-5193E Pagination 59 Date Published October Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley Abstract An increasing number of energy efficient appliances operate on direct current (DC) internally, offering the potential to use DC from renewable energy systems directly and avoiding the losses inherent in converting power to alternating current (AC) and back. This paper investigates that potential for net-metered residences with on-site photovoltaics (PV) by modeling the net power draw of the 'direct-DC house' with respect to today's typical configuration, assuming identical DC-internal loads. Power draws were modeled for houses in 14 U.S. cities, using hourly, simulated PV-system output and residential loads. The latter were adjusted to reflect a 33% load reduction, representative of the most efficient DC-internal technology, based on an analysis of 32 electricity end-uses. The model tested the effect of climate, electric vehicle (EV) loads, electricity storage, and load shifting on electricity savings; a sensitivity analysis was conducted to determine how future changes in the efficiencies of power system components might affect savings potential. Based on this work, we estimate that net-metered PV residences could save 5% of their total electricity load for houses without storage and 14% for houses with storage. Based on residential PV penetration projections for year 2035 obtained from the National Energy Modeling System (2.7% for the reference case and 11.2% for the extended policy case), direct-DC could save the nation 10 trillion Btu (without storage) or 40 trillion Btu (with storage). Shifting the cooling load by two hours earlier in the day (pre-cooling) has negligible benefits for energy savings. Direct-DC provides no energy savings benefits for EV charging, to the extent that charging occurs at night. However, if charging occurred during the day, for example with employees charging while at work, the benefits would be large. Direct-DC energy savings are sensitive to power system and appliance conversion efficiencies but are not significantly influenced by climate. While direct-DC for residential applications will most likely arise as a spin-off of developments in the commercial sector-because of lower barriers to market entry and larger energy benefits resulting from the higher coincidence between load and insolation-this paper demonstrates that there are substantial benefits in the residential sector as well. Among residential applications, space cooling derives the largest energy savings from being delivered by a direct-DC system. It is the largest load for the average residence on a national basis and is particularly so in high-load regions. It is also the load with highest solar coincidence.

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Question of the Week: Have You Taken Advantage of Energy-Saving...  

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

Have You Taken Advantage of Energy-Saving Programs from Your Utility? Question of the Week: Have You Taken Advantage of Energy-Saving Programs from Your Utility? March 19, 2009 -...

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Question of the Week: What Energy-Saving Improvements are on...  

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

What Energy-Saving Improvements are on Your To-Do List? Question of the Week: What Energy-Saving Improvements are on Your To-Do List? January 22, 2009 - 9:20am Addthis On Tuesday,...

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#tipsEnergy: Saving on Home Heating Costs | Department of Energy  

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tipsEnergy: Saving on Home Heating Costs tipsEnergy: Saving on Home Heating Costs November 23, 2012 - 3:37pm Addthis Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications...

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Expert Meeting Report: Energy Savings You Can Bank On  

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

Energy Savings You Energy Savings You Can Bank On Mark Berman, Jeremy Springer, Pepper Smith, and Erik Porse Alliance for Residential Building Innovation 2013 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, subcontractors, or affiliated partners makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply

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Showcasing California Better Buildings Challenge Partners' Energy Saving  

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

Showcasing California Better Buildings Challenge Partners' Energy Showcasing California Better Buildings Challenge Partners' Energy Saving Solutions Showcasing California Better Buildings Challenge Partners' Energy Saving Solutions August 28, 2012 - 9:04am Addthis As part of the Better Buildings Challenge, partners commit to reducing energy use in their buildings by 20 percent or more by 2020 and highlighting a project that showcases their commitment to energy efficiency. Check out the map to learn more about partners' showcase projects in your state and their overall Challenge commitments. Maria Tikoff Vargas Director, Department of Energy Better Buildings Challenge What Are Showcase Projects? They are projects completed in the first nine months of joining the Better Buildings Challenge. They highlight innovative and agressive energy efficiency solutions

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Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contracts  

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Contracts Contracts Getting Started Federal agencies new to the ESPC process should review the ESPC Overview, the FEMP Assistance Guide, and the FAQs. Case studies are also available. When you are ready to get started, contact a FEMP financing specialist. Energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) allow Federal agencies to complete energy-savings projects without up-front capital costs and special Congressional appropriations. An ESPC is a partnership between a Federal agency and an energy service company (ESCO). The ESCO conducts a comprehensive energy audit of Federal facilities and identifies improvements to save energy. In consultation with the Federal agency, the ESCO designs and constructs a project that meets the agency's needs and arranges the necessary funding. The ESCO guarantees that the improvements will generate energy cost savings to pay for the project over the term of the contract (up to 25 years). After the contract ends, all additional cost savings accrue to the agency.

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Ventilation and Energy Saving in Auto Manufacturing Plants  

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Ventilation and Energy Saving in Auto Manufacturing Plants Ventilation and Energy Saving in Auto Manufacturing Plants Speaker(s): Alexander M. Zhivov Date: April 3, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Dr. Alexander Zhivov is currently the chairman of the International Task Force "Autovent International" focusing on environmental problems within the Automotive Industry. This Task Force was formed in 1997 to develop the "Ventilation Guide for Automotive Industry". The guide was to be seen as a building block within the EU sponsored "Industrial Ventilation Design Guide Book" project, covering both theory and applications. In his presentation, Dr. Zhivov will talk about his work with the automotive industry, describe major highlights from the "Ventilation Guide for Automotive Industry" and talk about building, process and HVAC

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Department of Energy Launches Major Initiative to Increase Energy Savings  

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Major Initiative to Increase Energy Major Initiative to Increase Energy Savings Across the Nationwide DOE Complex by 30 Percent Department of Energy Launches Major Initiative to Increase Energy Savings Across the Nationwide DOE Complex by 30 Percent August 8, 2007 - 3:16pm Addthis NEW ORLEANS, LA - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today launched the Transformational Energy Action Management (TEAM) Initiative, a Department-wide effort aimed at reducing energy intensity across the nationwide DOE complex by 30 percent. The TEAM Initiative aims to meet or exceed the aggressive goals for increasing energy efficiency throughout the federal government already laid out by President Bush. Reducing energy intensity by 30 percent across the DOE complex will save approximately $90 million in taxpayer dollars per year, after projects are

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Taiwan's National Energy-Saving Management Programs- Taiwan's Experiences  

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Taiwan's National Energy-Saving Management Programs- Taiwan's Experiences Taiwan's National Energy-Saving Management Programs- Taiwan's Experiences in Industrial, Commercial and Institution Sectors Speaker(s): Wen-Bohr (Dennis) Wang Date: June 27, 2007 - 12:00pm Location: 90-2063 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Kui-Peng Lee Peng Xu The energy policy in Taiwan aims at the integration of the "3Es" (economic development, environmental protection, and energy security) and moving toward sustainable development to realize the mission of a "nuclear-free homeland". Its priority is to promote energy conservation and energy efficiency, thereby strengthening Taiwan's international competitiveness. Even though Taiwan is not a member of the UN, it would like to take on this obligation as a member of the Society of Earth in

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Grocery Store 50% Energy Savings Technical Support Document  

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101 101 September 2009 Grocery Store 50% Energy Savings Technical Support Document Matthew Leach, Elaine Hale, Adam Hirsch, and Paul Torcellini National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Technical Report NREL/TP-550-46101 September 2009 Grocery Store 50% Energy Savings Technical Support Document Matthew Leach, Elaine Hale, Adam Hirsch, and Paul Torcellini Prepared under Task No. BEC71204 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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Large Hospital 50% Energy Savings: Technical Support Document  

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867 867 September 2010 Large Hospital 50% Energy Savings: Technical Support Document Eric Bonnema, Daniel Studer, Andrew Parker, Shanti Pless, and Paul Torcellini National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Technical Report NREL/TP-550-47867 September 2010 Large Hospital 50% Energy Savings: Technical Support Document Eric Bonnema, Daniel Studer, Andrew Parker, Shanti Pless, and Paul Torcellini Prepared under Task No. BEC7.1309 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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Energy Savings, Improved Comfort for West Virginia County Government |  

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Savings, Improved Comfort for West Virginia County Savings, Improved Comfort for West Virginia County Government Energy Savings, Improved Comfort for West Virginia County Government July 29, 2010 - 6:15pm Addthis The new chiller system at the Dunn Building replaced an outdated rooftop-based HVAC system. | Photo courtesy of Deborah Hammond The new chiller system at the Dunn Building replaced an outdated rooftop-based HVAC system. | Photo courtesy of Deborah Hammond What are the key facts? $329,600 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant 103,000 kWh annual energy savings from HVAC system replacement 141,100 pounds of CO2 emissions avoided at the Dunn Building On any given day up to 2,000 people visit the Dunn Building in Martinsburg, W. Va. The building is the site for the Blue Ridge Community and Technical

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Growing Pains for New Energy-Saving Technologies  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

As we contemplate a revolution in the lighting industry, it is yet unclear in what form tomorrow's solid-state lighting will emerge. Similarly, photovoltaic (PV) power supplied on a utility scale may take a different form from today's flat-plate silicon modules. The success of the PV industry-now a multibillion dollar a year industry and growing at more than 25% per year-has largely come from integrating solar cells into other products. In many cases, this integration required the formation of new business entities. The solid-state lighting industry faces hurdles that are similar to those faced by the PV industry. Therefore, based on the experiences of the PV industry and others, we predict that the growing pains of the solid-state lighting industry will include: (1) identifying entry markets, (2) integrating light-emitting diodes into attractive products, (3) attaining high reliability for these products, and (4) increasing production of these products, thus lowering costs and opening up new markets. These activities must be implemented, keeping in mind that most consumers do not care about buying ''solid-state lighting'' and ''solar cells.'' Rather, they want to buy attractive lighting and inexpensive electricity.

Kurtz, S.

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Available Technologies: Energy Saving System to Remove Volatile ...  

Imaging Tools; Lasers; ... depending on weather conditions. Alternative air cleaning systems contain granular activated carbon or chemisorbents (e.g., ...

366

Energy Savings By Recovery of Condensate From Steam Heating System  

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The recovery and utilization of condensate has a remarkable energy saving effect if the following are properly done: 1) Determination of a correct and reasonable recovery plan; 2) Selection of bleed valve with good performance; 3) Solving the problem of air bleeding, and 4) Scientific management of condensate system and bleed valve. If the above mentioned points are well dealt with, the recovery and utilization of condensate will be very beneficial.

Cheng, W. S.; Zhi, C. S.

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Lighting energy savings potential of split-pane electrochromic windows  

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Lighting energy savings potential of split-pane electrochromic windows Lighting energy savings potential of split-pane electrochromic windows controlled for daylighting with visual comfort Title Lighting energy savings potential of split-pane electrochromic windows controlled for daylighting with visual comfort Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-6152E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Fernandes, Luis L., Eleanor S. Lee, and Gregory J. Ward Journal Energy and Buildings Volume 61 Pagination 8-20 Abstract A simulation study was conducted to evaluate lighting energy savings of split-pane electrochromic (EC) windows controlled to satisfy key visual comfort parameters. Using the Radiance lighting simulation software, interior illuminance and luminance levels were computed for a south-facing private office illuminated by a window split into two independently-controlled EC panes. The transmittance of these was optimized hourly for a workplane illuminance target while meeting visual comfort constraints, using a least-squares algorithm with linear inequality constraints. Blinds were successively deployed until visual comfort criteria were satisfied. The energy performance of electrochromics proved to be highly dependent on how blinds were controlled. With hourly blind position adjustments, electrochromics showed significantly higher (62% and 53%, respectively without and with overhang)lighting energy consumption than clear glass. With a control algorithm designed to better approximate realistic manual control by an occupant, electrochromics achieved significant savings (48% and 37%, respectively without and with overhang). In all cases, energy consumption decreased when the workplace illuminance target was increased. In addition, the fraction of time during which the occupant had an unobstructed view of the outside was significantly greater with electrochromics: 10 months out of the year versus a handful of days for the reference case.

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Reduce Hot Water Use for Energy Savings | Department of Energy  

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Reduce Hot Water Use for Energy Savings Reduce Hot Water Use for Energy Savings Reduce Hot Water Use for Energy Savings June 15, 2012 - 5:51pm Addthis Low-flow fixtures and showerheads can achieve water savings of 25%–60%. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/DaveBolton. Low-flow fixtures and showerheads can achieve water savings of 25%-60%. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/DaveBolton. What does this mean for me? Fix leaks, install low-flow fixtures, and purchase an energy-efficient dishwasher and clothes washer to use less hot water and save money. You can lower your water heating costs by using and wasting less hot water in your home. To conserve hot water, you can fix leaks, install low-flow fixtures, and purchase an energy-efficient dishwasher and clothes washer. Fix Leaks You can significantly reduce hot water use by simply repairing leaks in

369

Energy Saving in Ammonia Plant by Using Gas Turbine  

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An ammonia plant, in which the IHI-SULZER Type 57 Gas Turbine is integrated in order to achieve energy saving, has started successful operation. Tile exhaust gas of the gas turbine has thermal energy of relatively high temperature, therefore, if the thermal energy of this gas is utilized effectively, the gas turbine could be superior to effectively, the gas turbine could be superior to other thermal engines in view of total energy effectiveness. As a typical example of the above use of the gas turbine, its application in the ammonia plant has now been realized. In addition to the use of the gas turbine as the driver for the process air compressor which was driven by the steam turbine, its exhaust gas is introduced to the ammonia reformer. It leads to the saving of the reformer fuel, and subsequently the energy saving of the reformer section in the plant of about 20% has been achieved. This paper describes the outline of the project, energy saving effectiveness and investigation for the application of the gas turbine in the ammonia plant.

Uji, S.; Ikeda, M.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Analysis of annual energy savings due to radiant barriers  

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Radiant barriers are receiving increasing attention as an energy conservation measure for residential buildings, especially for warmer climates. They are being actively promoted for use in residential attics, sometimes with exaggerated claims about savings in utility bills that will results from their installation. In order to provide consumers with factual information that would assist them in deciding upon an investment in a radiant barrier, the Department of Energy, along with an industry advisory panel, has developed a Radiant Barrier Fact Sheet. A major part of this fact sheet is estimates of energy savings that might be expected from radiant barriers in various climates. This paper presents the details of the methodology underlying the energy savings estimates, and gives a summary of values listed in the Fact Sheet. The energy savings estimates were obtained from calculations using a detailed attic thermal model coupled with DOE-2.1C. A life cycle cost analysis was performed to estimate the present value savings on utility fuel costs. The results show that the fuel cost savings vary significantly with the level of conventional insulation already in the attic and from one climate to another.

Wilkes, K.E.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

A preliminary review of energy savings from EADC plant audits  

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This paper reviews the long-term energy savings attributed to industrial plant energy audits conducted under the US Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center (EADC) Program. By the end of FY91, this program is expected to have performed over 3600 plant energy audits since it began in late 1976. During FY91, 500 of the 3600 are expected to be completed. Currently, 18 universities participate in the program. DOE`s expansion plan, as specified in the National Energy Strategy, calls for adding three universities to the program during FY92. This review, requested by the OIT as part of their program planning effort, is preliminary and limited in scope. The primary purpose of this paper is to independently assess the accuracy of past energy savings reporting, specifically: whether a 2-year assessment horizon for identifying implemented ECOs captures all the ECOs implemented under the program whether the number of implemented ECOs and thus, the energy savings associated with program audits, significantly decrease in years 3 through 7 after the audit.

Wilfert, G.L.; Kinzey, B.R.; Kaae, P.S.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

A preliminary review of energy savings from EADC plant audits  

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This paper reviews the long-term energy savings attributed to industrial plant energy audits conducted under the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center (EADC) Program. By the end of FY91, this program is expected to have performed over 3600 plant energy audits since it began in late 1976. During FY91, 500 of the 3600 are expected to be completed. Currently, 18 universities participate in the program. DOE's expansion plan, as specified in the National Energy Strategy, calls for adding three universities to the program during FY92. This review, requested by the OIT as part of their program planning effort, is preliminary and limited in scope. The primary purpose of this paper is to independently assess the accuracy of past energy savings reporting, specifically: whether a 2-year assessment horizon for identifying implemented ECOs captures all the ECOs implemented under the program whether the number of implemented ECOs and thus, the energy savings associated with program audits, significantly decrease in years 3 through 7 after the audit.

Wilfert, G.L.; Kinzey, B.R.; Kaae, P.S.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Federal Energy Management Program: Advanced Technology Planning for Energy  

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Assessment of China's Energy-Saving and Emission-Reduction Accomplishments and Opportunities During the 11th Five Year Plan  

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Central government-level energy-saving policies or programsCentral government-level energy-saving policies or programsof government in promoting energy-savings policies and

Levine, Mark D.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Chiller Controls-related Energy Saving Opportunities in FederalFacilities  

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Chillers are a significant component of large facility energy use. The focus of much of the development of chilled water systems in recent years has been on optimization of set point and staging controls, improvements in chiller design to increase efficiency and accommodate chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) refrigerant replacements. Other improvements have been made by upgrading controls to the latest digital technologies, improving access and monitoring via communications and sophisticated liquid crystal displays (LCD), more robust fault diagnostics and operating and maintenance information logging. Advances have also been made in how chiller plant systems are designed and operated, and in the diversity of chiller products that are available to support innovative approaches. As in many industries, these improvements have been facilitated by advances in, and lower costs for, enabling technologies, such as refrigerants, compressor design, electronics for controls and variable frequency drives (VFD). Along with the improvements in electronics one would expect that advances have also been made in the functionality of unit controls included with chillers. Originally, the primary purpose of this project was to investigate the state of practice of chiller unit controllers in terms of their energy saving capabilities. However, early in the study it was discovered that advances in this area did not include incorporation of significantly different capabilities than had existed 10-15 years ago. Thus the scope has been modified to provide an overview of some of the basic controls-related energy saving strategies that are currently available along with guideline estimates of their potential and applicability. We have minimized consideration of strategies that could be primarily implemented via design practices such as chiller selection and plant design, and those that can only be implemented by a building management system (BMS). Also, since most of the floor space of federal buildings occurs in large buildings, we have focused on water-cooled screw and centrifugal chillers of 100 ton capacity and greater. However, the role of reciprocating and gas chillers (absorption and engine driven) is discussed briefly. Understanding the demographics of chiller deployment in the federal sector, state of practice of energy savings strategies and control features availability will help federal energy managers and program implementers to make informed decisions in support of energy saving performance contracting (ESPC) and other programs.

Webster, Tom

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Optimizing Energy Savings from Direct-DC in U.S. Residential Buildings  

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An increasing number of energy efficient appliances operate on direct current (DC) internally, offering the potential to use DC from renewable energy systems directly and avoiding the losses inherent in converting power to alternating current (AC) and back. This paper investigates that potential for net-metered residences with on-site photovoltaics (PV) by modeling the net power draw of the direct-DC house with respect to todays typical configuration, assuming identical DC-internal loads. Power draws were modeled for houses in 14 U.S. cities, using hourly, simulated PV-system output and residential loads. The latter were adjusted to reflect a 33% load reduction, representative of the most efficient DC-internal technology, based on an analysis of 32 electricity end-uses. The model tested the effect of climate, electric vehicle (EV) loads, electricity storage, and load shifting on electricity savings; a sensitivity analysis was conducted to determine how future changes in the efficiencies of power system components might affect savings potential. Based on this work, we estimate that net-metered PV residences could save 5% of their total electricity load for houses without storage and 14% for houses with storage. Based on residential PV penetration projections for year 2035 obtained from the National Energy Modeling System (2.7% for the reference case and 11.2% for the extended policy case), direct-DC could save the nation 10 trillion Btu (without storage) or 40 trillion Btu (with storage). Shifting the cooling load by two hours earlier in the day (pre-cooling) has negligible benefits for energy savings. Direct-DC provides no energy savings benefits for EV charging, to the extent that charging occurs at night. However, if charging occurred during the day, for example with employees charging while at work, the benefits would be large. Direct-DC energy savings are sensitive to power system and appliance conversion efficiencies but are not significantly influenced by climate. While direct-DC for residential applications will most likely arise as a spin-off of developments in the commercial sectorbecause of lower barriers to market entry and larger energy benefits resulting from the higher coincidence between load and insolationthis paper demonstrates that there are substantial benefits in the residential sector as well. Among residential applications, space cooling derives the largest energy savings from being delivered by a direct-DC system. It is the largest load for the average residence on a national basis and is particularly so in high-load regions. It is also the load with highest solar coincidence.

Garbesi, Karina; Vossos, Vagelis; Sanstad, Alan; Burch, Gabriel

2011-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

377

Unique Energy Management Training Offers Certification and Energy Savings  

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The Northwest Energy Education Institute1 (NEEI) has developed and presents a very unique energy efficiency training and certification program. Modeled after a similar course once offered in New Zealand, NEEI offers a two-week energy management certification program that requires students to place into practice what is learned in the classroom. Students who have completed the program show a significant return on investment for their training dollar and ongoing energy savings. This paper will present the Energy Management Certification2 (EMC) program in detail and five case studies of students who have completed the program.

Ebbage, R.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Shared Signals: Using Existing Facility Meters for Energy Savings Verification  

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This paper reviews and summarizes techniques for using or sharing signals from existing facility and utility meters for the purpose of verifying energy savings from industrial, institutional and large commercial energy conservation projects. Techniques for sharing or using signals from existing electric, natural gas, fuel oil, steam, steam condensate, boiler feedwater, hot water and chilled water meters will be described. The techniques and experiences reported in this paper are based on the results of the actual in-field installation of energy monitoring equipment in several hundred sites at various locations throughout the United States.

McBride, J. R.; Bohmer, C. J.; Price, S. D.; Carlson, K.; Lopez, J.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

A Methodology for Identifying Retrofit Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings  

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Measured energy savings resulting from energy conservation retrofits in commercial buildings can be used to verify the success of the retrofits, determine the payment schedule for the retrofits, and guide the selection of future retrofits. This paper presents a structured methodology, developed for buildings in the Texas LoanSTAR program, for measuring retrofit savings in commercial buildings. This methodology identifies the pre-retrofit construction and post-retrofit periods, normalizes energy consumption data, and quantifies the uncertainty associated with the measured savings. A case study from the Texas LoanSTAR program is presented as an example.

Kissock, K.; Reddy, A.; Claridge, D.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Variable Frequency Drives: Energy Savings and Impact on Motor Performance  

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Variable frequency drives (VFDs) have found widespread application in recent years. VFDs are valued for their potential to save energy and improve processes. Reliability has improved significantly, but there are still pitfalls to be addressed in properly applying VFDs. The benefits and pitfalls in applying VFDs that will be addressed by this paper include- Benefits: Energy Savings, Improved Process Control, Soft Start Reduced Mechanical Stress, Improved Electrical System Power Factor, and Pitfalls: Motor Acoustic Noise, Motor Heating. This paper is intended for plant engineers and maintenance personnel who have some practical experience with electrical and mechanical equipment, but are not VFD experts.

Petro, D.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Savings Potential and Policy for Energy Conservation in Selected Indian Manufacturing Industries  

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Minimization of damage from the rising trend of global warming would warrant two kinds of action for a country like India: a) abatement of greenhouse gas emissions and b) adaptation to climate change so as to reduce climate change related vulnerability of the people. The target of low carbon economic growth of India in terms of declining energy and carbon intensity of GDP assumes, therefore, a special significance in such context. Of the different options for lowering carbon intensity of GDP, the option of energy conservation through reduced energy intensity of output happens to be cheaper in most cases than the carbon free energy supply technology options. As the industrial sector has the largest sectoral share of final energy consumption in India this paper focuses on the assessment of energy savings potential in seven highly energy consuming industries. The paper estimates the energy savings potential for each of these industries using unit level Annual Survey of Industries data for 2007-08. The paper further develops an econometric model admitting substitutability among energy and other non-energy inputs as well as that among fuels using translog cost function for the selected industries and

Manish Gupta; Ramprasad Sengupta; Manish Gupta; Ramprasad Sengupta

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Predicted vs. Actual Energy Savings of Retrofitted House  

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This paper reports the results of actual energy savings and the predicted energy savings of retrofitted one-story house located in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The process started with modeling the house prior to retrofitting and after retrofitting. The monthly metered energy consumption is acquired from the electric company archives for seven years prior to retrofitting and recording the actual monthly energy consumption of the post retrofitting. The house model is established on DOE 2.1. Actual monthly energy consumption is used to calibrate and fine-tuning the model until the gap between actual and predicted consumption was narrowed. Then the Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) are entered into the modeled house according to the changes in thermo-physical properties of the envelope and the changes in schedules and number of users. In order to account for those differences, electrical consumption attributed to A/C in summer was isolated and compared. The study followed the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) in assessing the impact of energy conservation measures on actual, metered, building energy consumption. The study aimed to show the predicted savings by the simulated building model and the actual utility bills' analysis in air conditioning consumption and peak at monthly load due to building envelope.

Al-Mofeez, I.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Energy Savings Assessment for Digital-to-Analog Converter Boxes  

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The Digital Television (DTV) Converter Box Coupon Program was administered by the U.S. government to subsidize purchases of digital-to-analog converter boxes, with up to two $40 coupons for each eligible household. In order to qualify as Coupon Eligible Converter Boxes (CECBs), these devices had to meet a number of minimum performance specifications, including energy efficiency standards. The Energy Star Program also established voluntary energy efficiency specifications that are more stringent than the CECB requirements. In this study, we measured the power and energy consumptions for a sample of 12 CECBs (including 6 Energy Star labeled models) in-use in homes and estimated aggregate energy savings produced by the energy efficiency policies. Based on the 35 million coupons redeemed through the end of the program, our analysis indicates that between 2500 and 3700 GWh per year are saved as a result of the energy efficiency policies implemented on digital-to-analog converter boxes. The energy savings generated are equivalent to the annual electricity use of 280,000 average US homes.

Cheung, Hoi Ying Iris; Meier, Alan; Brown, Richard

2011-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

384

A Methodology to Measure Retrofit Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings  

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Measured energy savings promote and sustain energy conservation retrofits by verifying the success of retrofits, determining pay-back schedules, guiding the selection of future retrofits and identifying opportunities for further savings. This dissertation develops a methodology to measure retrofit energy savings and the uncertainty of the savings in commercial buildings. The functional forms of empirical models of cooling and heating energy use in commercial buildings are derived from an engineering analysis of constant-air-volume and variable-air-volume HVAC systems. One, two, three and four parameter, temperature-dependent regression models are proposed to model baseline energy use. Retrofit savings are measured as the difference between the baseline energy use project by the models and the measured post-retrofit energy use. A hybrid ordinary least squares/autoregressive method is developed to determine the uncertainty of the predicated energy use and savings. The annual predictive ability of models based on pre-retrofit data sets of less than a full year is investigated. The energy delivery efficiency is introduced to measure the efficiency of air-side systems at meeting the net building load. A preliminary investigation of the use of artificial neural network models to measure savings is presented. The methodology is demonstrated on case study examples using software specifically developed for the analysis of commercial building energy use.

Kissock, John Kelly

2008-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

385

Achieving Energy Savings with Highly-Controlled Lighting in an Open-Plan Office  

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An installation in a Federal building tested the effectiveness of a highly-controlled, workstation-specific lighting retrofit. The study took place in an open-office area with 86 cubicles and low levels of daylight. Each cubicle was illuminated by a direct/indirectpendant luminaire with three 32 watt lamps, two dimmable DALI ballasts, and an occupancy sensor. A centralized control system programmed all three lamps to turn on and off according to occupancy on a workstation-by-workstation basis. Field measurements taken over the course of several monthsdemonstrated 40% lighting energy savings compared to a baseline without advanced controls that conforms to GSA's current retrofit standard. A photometric analysis found that the installation provided higher desktop light levels than the baseline, while an occupant survey found that occupants in general preferred the lighting system to thebaseline.Simple payback is fairly high; projects that can achieve lower installation costs and/or higher energy savings and those in which greenhouse gas reduction and occupant satisfaction are significant priorities provide the ideal setting for workstation-specific lighting retrofits.

Rubinstein, Francis; Enscoe, Abby

2010-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Saving 'Cool Roofs' Installed at Y-12 | Y-12 National Security  

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Saving 'Cool ... Saving 'Cool ... Energy Saving 'Cool Roofs' Installed at Y-12 Posted: October 17, 2012 - 4:08pm The Y-12 National Security Complex has taken additional steps to reduce its energy costs by installing almost 100,000 square feet of new heat reflective "cool" roofs at the Oak Ridge, Tennessee facility. The latest Y-12 cool roofs were added to Buildings 9204-2E and 9103. Fifteen percent of roofs at Y-12 are currently equipped with cool roof technology. This technology is expected to be applied to the majority of the roofs at Y-12. "Replacing older, heat-absorbing roofs with the heat-reflective cool roofs is part of NNSA's strategy to achieve energy and cost efficiencies," said Robert "Dino" Herrera, Facilities and Infrastructure Recapitalization Program Manager. "We strive to lead the

387

Max Tech Appliance Design: Potential for Maximizing U.S. Energy Savings through Standards  

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This study surveyed the technical potential for efficiency improvements in 150 categories of appliances and equipment representing 33 quads of primary energy use across the US economy in 2010 and (1) documented efficient product designs, (2) identified the most promising cross-cutting strategies, and (3) ranked national energy savings potential by end use. Savings were estimated using a method modeled after US Department of Energy priority-setting reports - simplified versions of the full technical and economic analyses performed for rulemakings. This study demonstrates that large savings are possible by replacing products at the end-of-life with ultra-efficient models that use existing technology. Replacing the 50 top energy-saving end-uses (constituting 30 quads of primary energy consumption in 2010) with today's best-on-market equivalents would save {approx}200 quads of US primary energy over 30 years (25% of consumption anticipated there from). For the 29 products for maximum feasible savings potential could be estimated, the savings were twice as high. These results demonstrate that pushing ultra-efficient products to market could significantly escalate carbon emission reductions and is a viable strategy for sustaining large emissions reductions through standards. The results of this analysis were used by DOE for new coverage prioritization, to identify key opportunities for product prototyping and market development, and will leverage future standards rulemakings by identifying the full scope of maximum feasible technology options. High leverage products include advances lighting systems, HVAC, and televisions. High leverage technologies include electronic lighting, heat pumps, variable speed motors, and a host of controls-related technologies.

Garbesi, Karina; Desroches, Louis-Benoit; Bolduc, Christopher; Burch, Gabriel; Hosseinzadeh, Griffin; Saltiel, Seth

2011-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) | U.S. DOE Office of Science  

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Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) Integrated Support Center (ISC) ISC Home About Services Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Privacy Act Categorical Exclusion Determinations Contact Information Integrated Support Center Roxanne Purucker U.S. Department of Energy 9800 S. Cass Avenue Argonne, IL 60439 P: (630) 252-2110 Larry Kelly U.S. Department of Energy 200 Administration Road Oak Ridge, TN 37830 P: (865) 576-0885 Services Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Energy Savings Contracts (Utility Energy Savings Contracts [UESCs] and Energy Savings Performance Contracts [ESPCs]) allow federal agencies to accomplish energy projects for their facilities without depending on special appropriations to pay for the improvements. The contractor conducts

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What Energy-Saving Gifts Are You Giving this Year? | Department of Energy  

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What Energy-Saving Gifts Are You Giving this Year? What Energy-Saving Gifts Are You Giving this Year? What Energy-Saving Gifts Are You Giving this Year? December 9, 2010 - 12:20pm Addthis 'Tis the season for giving gifts, and there are lots of options for items that could help your loved one save energy. Giving electronics or appliances? Check out ENERGY STAR® to find the most efficient products. Even home décor such as window coverings and lighting offer the gift of energy savings. Or maybe you're handy and ready to help someone seal their air leaks, or you could help conduct a home energy assessment (or arrange for a professional assessment). There are lots of ways to give the gift of energy savings, and the receiver will appreciate your thoughtfulness for years to come. What energy-saving gifts are you giving this year?

390

Low Pressure Plasma Technologies for Multifunctional Coatings and ...  

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Presentation Title, Low Pressure Plasma Technologies for Multifunctional Coatings and ... Examples will include energy saving (smart radiators for satellites, low...

391

ATP-Funded Optics Technology Produces Large Energy ...  

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1.B.8: ATP-Funded Optics Technology Produces Large Energy Savings in Petroleum Refineries and Distribution Systems, ...

2011-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

392

A prediction of energy savings resulting from building infiltration control  

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This thesis provides a description of the methods of application of theoretical models of heat transfer in computer simulations, to determine the energy performance of a wall or building. The heat transfer simulations include calculation equations which account for the interaction among conduction heat transfer, solar gain, and infiltration heat transfer in building walls. This interaction effect has received only limited previous study. The goal of modeling the behavior of a building with these simulations is to determine optimum arrangements of induced (or controlled) airflow direction and magnitude in building exterior walls, where the walls can be considered porous and can act, to an extent, like a heat exchanger. Recent research toward designing walls especially suited to this application has developed porous walls which are dubbed "dynamic walls." This study attempts to determine the optimum application of dynamic walls, or walls which behave in a similar fashion, in a building in a theoretical analysis. The computer simulations which apply the calculations to model the energy use of a building have been written especially for this study. The results of the theoretical analysis made for this thesis show that significant energy savings can be realized with the use of controlled airflow through non-airtight walls in a building. Comparing the energy use of a building which uses airflow control in dynamic walls with the energy use found with a standard calculation (where the interaction effect is not considered), annual energy savings were found in a warm climate as high as 17%, and as high as 30% in a cooler climate. The results were less promising when compared against the performance of a building experiencing natural, or not induced, airflow (and heat recovery) through its exterior walls: the best annual savings percentages were 10% in a warm climate and just 2% in a cooler climate. The specific building airflow arrangements which produce the best theoretical performances found in this study should be considered for application in future experimental tests, if the dynamic walls and/or building airflow control system are considered economically feasible in light of the projected energy savings they produce.

McWatters, Kenneth Rob

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Emerging energy-efficient technologies for industry  

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1998. Emerging Energy-Saving Technologies and Practices for2000. Emerging Energy-Efficient Industrial Technologies,of cleaner, more energy- efficient technologies can play a

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Emerging energy-efficient technologies for industry  

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1998. Emerging Energy-Saving Technologies and Practices for2000. Emerging Energy-Efficient Industrial Technologies,of cleaner, more energy- efficient technologies can play a

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Emerging Energy-Efficient Technologies for Industry  

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1998. Emerging Energy-Saving Technologies and Practices for200 emerging energy-efficient technologies in industry, of2000. Emerging Energy-Efficient Industrial Technologies,

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Using Calibrated Simulation to Quantify The energy Savings From Residential Passive Solar Design in Canada.  

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??Energy savings from passive solar design applied to a typical Canadian house were quantified using calibrated whole building energy simulation. A detailed energy simulation model (more)

Zirnhelt, Hayes E.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Energy savings estimates and cost benefit calculations for high performance relocatable classrooms  

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hybrid incremental cost estimates were developed based onsizing . Final incremental cost estimates ranged from $1,786Energy Savings Estimates and Cost Benefit Calculations for

Rainer, Leo I.; Hoeschele, Marc A.; Apte, Michael G.; Shendell, Derek G.; Fisk, William J.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Optimizing Pneumatics: The design and introduction of a new energy saving system.  

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??This report explains the creative journey made by a strategic product designer developing a new energy saving system and its market introduction. In short, the (more)

Schrandt, W.H.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Quantifying National Energy Savings Potential of Lighting Controls in Commercial Buildings  

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type, such as wasted light hours and energy costs. However,percent of wasted light hours. Figure 3. Energy Savings for

Williams, Alison

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Rapid energy savings in London's households to mitigate an energy crisis  

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3), pp.325-343. A. Julien, UCL Energy Institute, London, UKConference 2011, Washington Rapid energy savings in London'shouseholds to mitigate an energy crisis Wood, G. &

Julien, Aurore; Barrett, Mark; Croxford, Ben

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FEMP Energy Savings Expert Teams (ESET) to Help Federal Facilities Immediately Reduce Demand and Consumption  

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FEMP offers energy savings expert teams (ESET) assessments for federal facilities as part of a broad strategy to reduce natural gas consumption.

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Savings Performance Contract Case  

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Case Studies Case Studies These case studies feature examples of projects made possible by the use of energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs). Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ESPC across Six States: BLM initiated lighting, HVAC, and other upgrades at remote facilities across six states as part of this successful ESPC. Dyess Air Force Base Water Conservation and Green Energy: Dyess Air Force Base leveraged an ESPC to implement water conservation and wind energy projects. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) White Oak Campus Environmental Stewardship and Cost Savings: The FDA White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, Maryland, receives power from a central utility plant constructed using an ESPC. Harold Washington Social Security Administration (SSA) Center Water Conservation and Green Energy: SSA installed numerous energy conservation measures at its Harold Washington Center in Chicago, Illinois, using an ESPC.

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Energy Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers: Closed Loop, Space  

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Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers: Closed Loop, Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers: Closed Loop, Space Heating Applications Only Energy Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers: Closed Loop, Space Heating Applications Only October 8, 2013 - 2:23pm Addthis This cost calculator is a screening tool that estimates a product's lifetime energy cost savings at various efficiency levels. Learn more about the base model and other assumptions. Project Type Is this a new installation or a replacement? New Replacement What is the deliverable fluid type? Water Steam What fuel is used? Gas Oil How many boilers will you purchase? unit(s) Performance Factors Existing What is the capacity of the existing boiler? MBtu/hr* What is the thermal efficiency of the existing boiler? % Et New What is the capacity of the new boiler?

404

Centrifugal exhauster driven by steam turbine achieves 55% energy savings  

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A steam turbine/centrifugal exhauster system is being used in a felt dewatering operation in a Michigan pulp and papermill at a hp energy savings of 55%. The system operates at 170 bhp, replacing 375 hp used for conventional liquid ring vacuum pumps. The steam turbine utilizes 450 psig steam into the turbine with a 50 psig back pressure on the discharge side. The mill has also installed an additional felt dewatering box that was never employed before the exhauster system was installed. Since operation first began, the mill reports equal or improved dewatering compared to the previous liquid ring system. The hot air discharge is utilized to heat the machine room wet end area, replacing some space heater requirements.

Bonady, F.M.

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Savings Certificate Markets: Opportunities and Implementation Barriers  

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6A2-45970 6A2-45970 July 2009 Energy Savings Certificate Markets: Opportunities and Implementation Barriers Barry Friedman and Lori Bird National Renewable Energy Laboratory Galen Barbose Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Presented at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Third International Conference on Energy Sustainability San Francisco, California July 19-23, 2009 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (ASE), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and ASE retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes.

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Energy Savings Certificate Markets: Opportunities and Implementation Barriers  

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Early experiences with energy savings certificates (ESCs) have revealed their merits and the challenges associated with them. While in the United States ESC markets have yet to gain significant traction, lessons can be drawn from early experiences in the states of Connecticut and New York, as well as from established markets in Italy, France, and elsewhere. The staying power of European examples demonstrates that ESCs can help initiate more efficiency projects. This article compares ESCs with renewable energy certificates (RECs), looks at the unique opportunities and challenges they present, and reviews solutions and best practices demonstrated by early ESC markets. Three major potential ESC market types are also reviewed: compliance, voluntary, and carbon. Additionally, factors that will benefit ESC markets in the United States are examined: new state EEPS policies, public interest in tools to mitigate climate change, and the growing interest in a voluntary market for ESCs.

Friedman, B.; Bird, L.; Barbose, G.

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Considerations for Emerging Markets for Energy Savings Certificates  

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Early experiences with energy savings certificates (ESCs) have revealed both their merit and the challenges associated with them. In the United States, there has been little activity to date, so any lessons must be drawn from experiences in Italy, the United Kingdom (UK), France, and elsewhere. The staying power of European examples, particularly in Italy, demonstrates that ESCs can help initiate more efficiency projects. Although a robust market for renewable energy certificates (RECs) has emerged in both the voluntary and policy compliance contexts in the United States, ESCs have yet to gain significant traction. This report looks at the opportunity presented by ESCs, the unique challenges they bring, a comparison with RECs that can inform expectations about ESC market development, and the solutions and best practices early ESC market experience have demonstrated. It also examines whether there are real market barriers that have kept ESCs from being adopted and what structural features are necessary to develop effective trading programs.

Friedman, B.; Bird, L.; Barbose, G.

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Economics of Plant Energy Savings Projects in a Changing Market  

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Energy prices have exhibited significant volatility in recent years. For example, natural gas prices ranged from $4 to $15 per MM BTU's in calendar years 2005 through 2011. Future prices are uncertain but are likely to retain a high level of volatility. This volatility complicates analysis of potential plant capital investments to reduce energy usage, in particular those that involve consideration of alternate energy sources, since traditional financial investment valuation assumes that future cash flows are known exactly. Yet, this is clearly not the case for many energy saving investments. In addition, future price probability functions may be best characterized as non symmetric and economic objective functions as non-linear further complicating investment analysis. Failure to recognize these effects can result in incorrectly valuing the potential financial return of the investment. In this paper, appropriate techniques to evaluate such investments are presented along with case studies illustrating the approach.

White, D. C.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measured energy savings from using night temperature setback  

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The measured energy savings resulting from using night temperature setback in typical light-construction wooden office buildings was determined. Researchers installed monitoring equipment in a six-building sample of two-story wooden buildings at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. Data obtained during both single-setting and night-setback operating modes were used to develop models of each building`s heat consumption as a function of the difference between inside and outside temperature. These models were used to estimate seasonal savings that could be obtained from the use of night-setback thermostat control. The measured savings in heating energy from using night temperature setback for the six Fort Devens buildings ranged from 14% to 25%; the mean savings was 19.2%. Based on an energy cost of $0.65/therm of natural gas, the estimated average cost savings of using automatic setback thermostats in these buildings is $780 per year per building.

Szydlowski, R.F.; Wrench, L.E.; O`Neill, P.J. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Paton, J.B. [Directorate of Logistics, Fort Devens, MA (United States)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measured energy savings from using night temperature setback  

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The measured energy savings resulting from using night temperature setback in typical light-construction wooden office buildings was determined. Researchers installed monitoring equipment in a six-building sample of two-story wooden buildings at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. Data obtained during both single-setting and night-setback operating modes were used to develop models of each building's heat consumption as a function of the difference between inside and outside temperature. These models were used to estimate seasonal savings that could be obtained from the use of night-setback thermostat control. The measured savings in heating energy from using night temperature setback for the six Fort Devens buildings ranged from 14% to 25%; the mean savings was 19.2%. Based on an energy cost of $0.65/therm of natural gas, the estimated average cost savings of using automatic setback thermostats in these buildings is $780 per year per building.

Szydlowski, R.F.; Wrench, L.E.; O' Neill, P.J. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)); Paton, J.B. (Directorate of Logistics, Fort Devens, MA (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Measured energy savings from using night temperature setback  

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The measured energy savings resulting from using night temperature setback in typical light-construction wooden office buildings was determined. Researchers installed monitoring equipment in a six-building sample of two-story wooden buildings at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. Data obtained during both single-setting and night-setback operating modes were used to develop models of each building's heat consumption as a function of the difference between inside and outside temperature. These models were used to estimate seasonal savings that could be obtained from the use of night-setback thermostat control. The measured savings in heating energy from using night temperature setback for the six Fort Devens buildings ranged from 14% to 25%; the mean savings was 19.2%. Based on an energy cost of $0.65/therm of natural gas, the estimated average cost savings of using automatic setback thermostats in these buildings is $780 per year per building.

Szydlowski, R.F.; Wrench, L.E.; O' Neill, P.J. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)); Paton, J.B. (Fort Devens, MA (United States))

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measured energy savings from using night temperature setback  

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The measured energy savings resulting from using night temperature setback in typical light-construction wooden office buildings was determined. Researchers installed monitoring equipment in a six-building sample of two-story wooden buildings at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. Data obtained during both single-setting and night-setback operating modes were used to develop models of each building`s heat consumption as a function of the difference between inside and outside temperature. These models were used to estimate seasonal savings that could be obtained from the use of night-setback thermostat control. The measured savings in heating energy from using night temperature setback for the six Fort Devens buildings ranged from 14% to 25%; the mean savings was 19.2%. Based on an energy cost of $0.65/therm of natural gas, the estimated average cost savings of using automatic setback thermostats in these buildings is $780 per year per building.

Szydlowski, R.F.; Wrench, L.E.; O`Neill, P.J. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Paton, J.B. [Fort Devens, MA (United States)

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Saving Holiday Kitchen Trivia | Department of Energy  

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Saving Holiday Kitchen Trivia Saving Holiday Kitchen Trivia Energy Saving Holiday Kitchen Trivia November 20, 2012 - 4:08pm Addthis Did you know that your dishwasher can be used as an oven in emergencies? | Photo courtesy of Chris Gunn, NREL. Did you know that your dishwasher can be used as an oven in emergencies? | Photo courtesy of Chris Gunn, NREL. Erik Hyrkas Erik Hyrkas Media Relations Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy What does this mean for me? Knowing which kitchen appliances are most efficient can save you money this holiday season. Cooking is an important part of the holiday season. Food brings people together in ways many material gifts cannot. But with winter temperatures creeping in, electricity savings are something to keep in mind, especially

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Duct Leakage Modeling in EnergyPlus and Analysis of Energy Savings from  

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Duct Leakage Modeling in EnergyPlus and Analysis of Energy Savings from Duct Leakage Modeling in EnergyPlus and Analysis of Energy Savings from Implementing SAV with InCITeTM Title Duct Leakage Modeling in EnergyPlus and Analysis of Energy Savings from Implementing SAV with InCITeTM Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-3525E Year of Publication 2010 Authors Wray, Craig P., and Max H. Sherman Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley Keywords airflow, building, duct, energy, energy performance of buildings group, fan, hvac, indoor environment department, other, power, retrofits, simulation, system Abstract This project addressed two significant deficiencies in air-handling systems for large commercial building: duct leakage and duct static pressure reset. Both constitute significant energy reduction opportunities for these buildings. The overall project goal is to bridge the gaps in current duct performance modeling capabilities, and to expand our understanding of air-handling system performance in California large commercial buildings. The purpose of this project is to provide technical support for the implementation of a duct leakage modeling capability in EnergyPlus, to demonstrate the capabilities of the new model, and to carry out analyses of field measurements intended to demonstrate the energy saving potential of the SAV with InCITeTM duct static pressure reset (SPR) technology.A new duct leakage model has been successfully implemented in EnergyPlus, which will enable simulation users to assess the impacts of leakage on whole-building energy use and operation in a coupled manner. This feature also provides a foundation to support code change proposals and compliance analyses related to Title 24 where duct leakage is an issue. Our example simulations continue to show that leaky ducts substantially increase fan power: 10% upstream and 10% downstream leakage increases supply fan power 30% on average compared to a tight duct system (2.5% upstream and 2.5% downstream leakage). Much of this increase is related to the upstream leakage rather than to the downstream leakage. This does not mean, however, that downstream leakage is unimportant. Our simulations also demonstrate that ceiling heat transfer is a significant effect that needs to be included when assessing the impacts of duct leakage in large commercial buildings. This is not particularly surprising, given that "ceiling regain" issues have already been included in residential analyses as long as a decade ago (e.g., ASHRAE Standard 152); mainstream simulation programs that are used for large commercial building energy analyses have not had this capability until now. Our analyses of data that we collected during our 2005 tests of the SAV with InCITeTM duct static pressure reset technology show that this technology can substantially reduce fan power (in this case, by about 25 to 30%). Tempering this assessment, however, is that cooling and heating coil loads were observed to increase or decrease significantly depending on the time window used. Their impact on cooling and heating plant power needs to be addressed in future studies; without translating the coil loads to plant equipment energy use, it is not possible to judge the net impact of this SPR technology on whole-building energy use. If all of the loads had decreased, such a step would not be as necessary.

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Cost-Energy Dynamics of Thermal Insulation: Potential Energy Savings and Policy Recommendations  

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This paper looks at extra insulation for saving energy from the viewpoint of a decision maker. Public and private decisions are distinguished. Profitability and process analyses are combined to obtain a simple trade-off relationship between the extra cost and extra energy saving. Due to higher costs of energy at present and in the foreseeable future, good opportunities exist to retrofit existing thermal envelopes with extra insulation. Potential costs and savings in the residential, commercial and manufacturing sectors are assessed. A hypothetical $10 billion insulation budget is determined to save 0.5 quad/yr of energy for the next 10 to 15 years, resulting in conservation energy costing less than $2/MMBtu. It is argued that public subsidies to energy conservation and energy supply technologies should be weighed so that the worth of each unit of resultant energy at the point of use is the same.

Phung, D. L.; Plaza, H.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Distillation: Energy Savings and Other Benefits From the Use of High Efficiency Packings  

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A great deal of attention has been focused lately on the use of high-efficiency packings for distillation applications. This paper discusses benefits that can be derived from the use of these devices. In particular, the reduction in energy requirements for a given separation is addressed for both new and retrofit applications. Pressure loss and product decomposition are also considered, and the basis for an alternative analysis is established. An example is shown in which an existing distillation tray column is retrofitted with a high-efficiency packing. The process advantages achieved, including energy savings, are discussed, as well as the factors governing the selection of the packing. The current limitations on design models for high-efficiency packings with respect to mass transfer efficiency, pressure drop, and capacity in distillation are mentioned briefly. Finally, the applications of these devices to alternative technologies such as liquid-liquid extraction are discussed.

Bravo, J. L.; Fair, J. R.; Humphrey, J. L.

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer &  

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Technology Transfer & Intellectual Property Technology Transfer & Intellectual Property Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer & Intellectual Property The Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property is responsible for providing legal counsel to Departmental elements on all matters relating to intellectual property (including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and technical data) and transfer of those rights from Department laboratories to the private sector in accordance with established legal authorities. The Office is also responsible for investigating and disposing of copyright and patent infringement actions against the Department. Additional information on intellectual property is available here. Among its duties, the Office obtains, administers, and licenses

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Measured energy savings and performance of power-managed personal computers and monitors  

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Personal computers and monitors are estimated to use 14 billion kWh/year of electricity, with power management potentially saving $600 million/year by the year 2000. The effort to capture these savings is lead by the US Environmental Protection Agency`s Energy Star program, which specifies a 30W maximum demand for the computer and for the monitor when in a {open_quote}sleep{close_quote} or idle mode. In this paper the authors discuss measured energy use and estimated savings for power-managed (Energy Star compliant) PCs and monitors. They collected electricity use measurements of six power-managed PCs and monitors in their office and five from two other research projects. The devices are diverse in machine type, use patterns, and context. The analysis method estimates the time spent in each system operating mode (off, low-, and full-power) and combines these with real power measurements to derive hours of use per mode, energy use, and energy savings. Three schedules are explored in the {open_quotes}As-operated,{close_quotes} {open_quotes}Standardized,{close_quotes} and `Maximum` savings estimates. Energy savings are established by comparing the measurements to a baseline with power management disabled. As-operated energy savings for the eleven PCs and monitors ranged from zero to 75 kWh/year. Under the standard operating schedule (on 20% of nights and weekends), the savings are about 200 kWh/year. An audit of power management features and configurations for several dozen Energy Star machines found only 11% of CPU`s fully enabled and about two thirds of monitors were successfully power managed. The highest priority for greater power management savings is to enable monitors, as opposed to CPU`s, since they are generally easier to configure, less likely to interfere with system operation, and have greater savings. The difficulties in properly configuring PCs and monitors is the largest current barrier to achieving the savings potential from power management.

Nordman, B.; Piette, M.A.; Kinney, K.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer...  

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Labor and Pension Law Energy Policy ARPA-E Laws & Legal Resources Open Government SmartGrid Information The Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer and...

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Energy Savings: Attics by Kristine Solomon, Posted Aug 2nd 2010 1:00PM  

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even more by installing a ridge-and-soffit ventilation system. Page 1 of 2Energy Savings: Attics - DIY's Green Home Guide. Page 2 of 2Energy Savings: Attics - DIY Life 9/14/2010http://www.diylife.com/2010

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Energy saving in optical transport networks exploiting transmission properties and wavelength path optimization  

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Energy consumption is becoming a fundamental topic also for telecommunication networks, where the implementation of ''green'' infrastructures is required. In this paper, we report a numerical investigation about energy saving in a transport network both ... Keywords: Dispersion management, Energy saving, Transmission performance, WDM

Antonio Silvestri; Alessandro Valenti; Sergio Pompei; Francesco Matera; Antonio Cianfrani; Angelo Coiro

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy saving system for office lighting by using PSO and ZigBee network  

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In order to reduce the amount of wasted energy in office lighting and provide a major contribution to lowering overall energy consumption, we are developing a new energy saving system for office lighting by using adjustable lamp, ZigBee Wireless Sensor ... Keywords: PSO, energy saving system, office lighting, wireless sensor network, zigbee

Wa Si; Harutoshi Ogai; Tansheng Li; Masatoshi Ogawa; Katsumi Hirai; Hidehiro Takahashi

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Energy-Saving Analysis on Thermal System in 600MW Supercritical Coal-Fired Power Plants  

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High-efficiency, energy-saving and environmentally friendly supercritical thermal power units are gradually becoming main stream in China. In this paper, an advanced energy system analysis method, specific consumption analysis, is used to examine the ... Keywords: supercritical, energy-saving, specific consumption analysis, feed-water heating system, environmentally friendly

Yongping Yang; Yu Wu; Zhiping Yang; Ningling Wang; Gang Xu

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Energy saving and cost reduction in multi-granularity green optical networks  

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With the energy consumption increase and the greenhouse effect becomes more and more serious, the energy saving has become the focus in the whole world. At the same time, as the network traffic largely growing, the size and the cost of network equipments ... Keywords: Cost reduction, Energy saving, Green optical networks, Multi-granularity, Multi-granularity grooming

Xingwei Wang; Weigang Hou; Lei Guo; Jiannong Cao; Dingde Jiang

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Design and Implementation of Remote-Controlled Smart Home Network for Energy Saving and Carbon Reduction  

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Due to the lack of energy and greenhouse effect, how to building a smart home network for energy saving and carbon reduction is an important issue in the world. This paper presents a remote-control smart home energy conservation system with infrared ... Keywords: Energy saving, Smart Grid, Smart power controller, Energy Management

Ying-Chang Hsiao; Wen-Ping Chen; Jen-Chih Hsu; Yuan-Hsu Chang Chien

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Colorado Springs Gets an Energy-Saving Facelift | Department of Energy  

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Springs Gets an Energy-Saving Facelift Springs Gets an Energy-Saving Facelift Colorado Springs Gets an Energy-Saving Facelift March 25, 2011 - 3:01pm Addthis A worker installs energy-saving streetlights on Colorado Avenue. | Photo courtesy of Springs Sustainability A worker installs energy-saving streetlights on Colorado Avenue. | Photo courtesy of Springs Sustainability April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs In 2009, the city of Colorado Springs received $3.6 million in Recovery Act funding from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program. Since then, the city has invested the money into several projects to reduce energy waste throughout the community. So far, these projects include energy audits of city-owned buildings, municipal energy

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2012 Energy-Saving Moments in the Nation's Capital | Department of Energy  

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2012 Energy-Saving Moments in the Nation's Capital 2012 Energy-Saving Moments in the Nation's Capital 2012 Energy-Saving Moments in the Nation's Capital January 4, 2013 - 1:02pm Q&A What was your favorite energy-saving moment of 2012? Leave a comment! Addthis Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Share your favorite 2012 energy-saving moment with us and your comment may be featured on Energy.gov! To participate use our Q&A tool or send a comment via Facebook or Twitter. As a new year begins, it's only natural to reflect on the previous year's highlights. From celebrating the completion of Washington, DC's first passive solar house to flipping the switch on LED lighting for the National Mall -- for our nation's capital, 2012 was a year for advancing

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DOE Distributes Energy-Saving Tools to Help Manufacturers Save Energy |  

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DOE Distributes Energy-Saving Tools to Help Manufacturers Save DOE Distributes Energy-Saving Tools to Help Manufacturers Save Energy DOE Distributes Energy-Saving Tools to Help Manufacturers Save Energy July 26, 2006 - 4:41pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has distributed Save Energy Now CD-ROMs containing energy-saving information and software to 3,500 large industrial plant managers across the nation as part of a DOE initiative to help cut excessive energy use at industrial facilities across the nation. The CDs bring together - in a single product - a compendium of tip sheets, case studies, technical manuals and software tools to help plants assess energy-saving opportunities. "President Bush has called on all Americans to be more energy efficient, and private industry, along with the federal government, are taking

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What Was Your Surprising Energy-Saving Discovery? | Department of Energy  

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Was Your Surprising Energy-Saving Discovery? Was Your Surprising Energy-Saving Discovery? What Was Your Surprising Energy-Saving Discovery? January 21, 2010 - 7:30am Addthis On Monday, Amy told you how her dog, Matilda, revealed that they were losing a lot of heated air from ducts damaged by a sleepy cat. Sometimes luck (like Matilda's unexpected heroics) or just a little spontaneous detective work can show potential energy savings in surprising places. What was your surprising energy-saving discovery? Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question about energy efficiency or renewable energy for consumers. E-mail your responses to the Energy Saver team at consumer.webmaster@nrel.gov Addthis Related Articles Navigating the New EnergySaver.gov Our Dog Discovered Our Ducts Have Cats

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Colorado Springs Gets an Energy-Saving Facelift | Department of Energy  

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Colorado Springs Gets an Energy-Saving Facelift Colorado Springs Gets an Energy-Saving Facelift Colorado Springs Gets an Energy-Saving Facelift March 25, 2011 - 3:01pm Addthis A worker installs energy-saving streetlights on Colorado Avenue. | Photo courtesy of Springs Sustainability A worker installs energy-saving streetlights on Colorado Avenue. | Photo courtesy of Springs Sustainability April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs In 2009, the city of Colorado Springs received $3.6 million in Recovery Act funding from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program. Since then, the city has invested the money into several projects to reduce energy waste throughout the community. So far, these projects include energy audits of city-owned buildings, municipal energy

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DOE Distributes Energy-Saving Tools to Help Manufacturers Save Energy |  

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Distributes Energy-Saving Tools to Help Manufacturers Save Distributes Energy-Saving Tools to Help Manufacturers Save Energy DOE Distributes Energy-Saving Tools to Help Manufacturers Save Energy July 26, 2006 - 4:41pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has distributed Save Energy Now CD-ROMs containing energy-saving information and software to 3,500 large industrial plant managers across the nation as part of a DOE initiative to help cut excessive energy use at industrial facilities across the nation. The CDs bring together - in a single product - a compendium of tip sheets, case studies, technical manuals and software tools to help plants assess energy-saving opportunities. "President Bush has called on all Americans to be more energy efficient, and private industry, along with the federal government, are taking

432

Heat Pump Water Heater Technology Assessment Based on Laboratory...  

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translated to an annual energy savings of 56%, and the COP of a HPWH with an external condenser design was 1.8 or 44% annual energy savings (Morrison 2003). The technology was...

433

Case Study Impact Evaluations of the Industrial Energy Savings Plan  

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This paper presents the results of a series of five case study impact evaluations of Energy Savings Plan (ESP) industrial energy efficiency projects funded by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and Seattle City Light (City Light). These industrial sector evaluations are among the first in the Pacific Northwest to evaluate both energy and non-energy effects. The projects chosen for evaluation cover a wide range of industrial processes and end-uses. Each industrial setting, the efficiency measures installed and the processes affected are described in this paper. The report presents energy (kWh) and peak demand (kW) savings indexed to changes in production volume, an assessment of non-energy benefits to the participating customer, and cost-effectiveness analyses from four stakeholder perspectives. Levelized cost (expressed in cents per kWh) and benefit-cost ratios were calculated for each project, both including and excluding quantifiable energy non-energy benefits. A summary of conclusions and lessons learned is also provided. The evaluation team included Patrick Lilly of Regional Economic Research Inc., Paresh Parekh of Unicade Inc., D'Arcy Swanson of Pacific Sciences Inc., and Dennis Pearson at Seattle City Light.

Lilly, P.; Pearson, D.

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

A Prediction of Energy Savings Resulting from Building Infiltration Control  

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Heat transfer through building walls consists of three main components: conduction heat transfer, solar gain and infiltration heat transfer. An interaction among these three heat transfer components alters the effective heat transfer through a wall, working to reduce or increase it. This study uses simulation to evaluate the potential energy impact of the interaction when several different strategies for controlling air leakage direction and velocity in building envelope components are implemented. The simulations performed in this study show that significant energy savings can be realized with the use of controlled airflow through non-airtight walls in a building. Comparing the energy load of a building which uses airflow control in its walls with the energy load found with a standard calculation (where the interaction effect is not considered), annual energy load savings were found in a warm climate as high as 17%. The results were less promising when compared against the performance of a building experiencing simulated natural airflow (and heat recovery) through its exterior walls: the best annual load savings percentage was 10% in a warm climate. It was found that in a cooler climate, the natural flow configuration performed about as well as any of the artificial airflow configurations, so airflow control is not recommended in cool climates.

McWatters, K.; Claridge, D. E.; Liu, M.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Facilitating Energy Savings through Enhanced Usability of Thermostats  

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Residential thermostats play a key role in controlling heating and cooling systems. Occupants often find the controls of programmable thermostats confusing, sometimes leading to higher heating consumption than when the buildings are controlled manually. A high degree of usability is vital to a programmable thermostat's effectiveness because, unlike a more efficient heating system, occupants must engage in specific actions after installation to obtain energy savings. We developed a procedure for measuring the usability of thermostats and tested this methodology with 31 subjects on five thermostats. The procedure requires first identifying representative tasks associated with the device and then testing the subjects ability to accomplish those tasks. The procedure was able to demonstrate the subjects wide ability to accomplish tasks and the influence of a device's usability on success rates. A metric based on the time to accomplish the tasks and the fraction of subjects actually completing the tasks captured the key aspects of each thermostat's usability. The procedure was recently adopted by the Energy Star Program for its thermostat specification. The approach appears suitable for quantifying usability of controls in other products, such as heat pump water heaters and commercial lighting.

Meier, Alan; Aragon, Cecilia; Peffer, Therese; Perry, Daniel; Pritoni, Marco

2011-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

436

Energy Saving and Good Quality Lighting for Indoor Applications  

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Artificial Lighting in indoor applications is throughout Europe in a lot of cases 20 years or older. That means there are luminaries, lamps and gear in use that are inefficient and so contributing to environmental pollution due to high energy use. These installations one can find in public buildings, offices and industry halls. In offices 75% of the existing installations are old-fashioned and consumes too much energy. A tremendous high potential for energy savings is available. In the past years more and more efficient lighting solutions for these areas where developed. An increase in efficiency but at the same time also in quality of lighting took place. This increase of efficiency can be realized in different ways. In e.g. offices, new fluorescent lamps TL5 with extremely high lamp efficacies, silver-coated aluminum lamellae optics for high luminares efficiency, as well as highly efficient electronic gear take care that the energy consumption is decreasing up to 40%, while the light quality is improving. Latest developments in lighting controls, daylight regulation and presence detection, again reduces the energy bill by another up to 50%.

Lange, H.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) Webinar | Open Energy  

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Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) Webinar Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) Webinar Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) Webinar Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Worldwide Energy Efficiency Action through Capacity Building & Training (WEACT), International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings, Buildings - Commercial, Buildings - Residential, Energy Efficiency Resource Type: Webinar Country: Mexico Cost: Free UN Region: Caribbean, Central America, South America Coordinates: 23.634501°, -102.552784° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":23.634501,"lon":-102.552784,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Application of the VRV Air-Conditioning System Heat Recovery Series in Interior Zone and Analysis of its Energy Saving  

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To reduce the energy consumption of air conditioning systems, we can use the VRV air conditioning system to supply cold loads in the winter for rooms in the construction inner zone where cold loads need to be supplied. The VRV air-conditioning system of variable frequency technology can achieve the effect of energy conservation. In this article, we analyze the application of the VRV air conditioning system heat recovery series in the construction inner zone and its energy saving characteristics via a project example.

Zhang, Q.; Li, D.; Zhang, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Savings and Economics of Advanced Control Strategies for Packaged Air-Conditioning Units with Gas Heat  

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Program (BTP) evaluated a number of control strategies that can be implemented in a controller, to improve the operational efficiency of the packaged air conditioning units. The two primary objectives of this research project are: (1) determine the magnitude of energy savings achievable by retrofitting existing packaged air conditioning units with advanced control strategies not ordinarily used for packaged units and (2) estimating what the installed cost of a replacement control with the desired features should be in various regions of the U.S. This document reports results of the study.

Wang, Weimin; Katipamula, Srinivas; Huang, Yunzhi; Brambley, Michael R.

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A Practical Primer to LED Technology | Department of Energy  

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A Practical Primer to LED Technology A Practical Primer to LED Technology A Practical Primer to LED Technology More Documents & Publications EnergySavingsLightEmittingDiodesNi...

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Energy saving potential of residential HVAC options at Fort Irwin, California  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) evaluated heating and cooling system options for existing family housing at Fort Irwin, California. The purpose of this work was to quantify the energy conservation potential of alternative system types and to identify the most cost-effective technology available. The conventional residential heating/cooling systems at Fort Irwin are separate propane forced-air furnaces and central air conditioners. The options examined included air- and ground-source heat pumps, a natural gas furnace with central air conditioning, and a natural-gas-fired heat pump. The most cost-effective technology applicable to Fort Irwin was found to be the high-efficiency ground-source heat pumps. If all conventional units were replaced immediately, the net energy savings would be 76,660 MBtu (80.9 TJ) per year and a reduction in electrical demand of approximately 15,000 kW-month. The initial investment for implementing this technology would be approximately $7.1 million, with a savings-to-investment ratio of 1.74.

Hadley, D.L.; Stucky, D.J.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy savings in petroleum refining using absorption heat pumping  

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There is now a new and highly economic technology available for saving energy in petroleum refineries. This technology--absorption heat pumping--is gaining rapid acceptance overseas, but to date is relatively unknown and untried in the U.S. Packaged units now can be supplied in virtually any capacity rating desired. These units are economical, with paybacks typically in less than two years, and are highly reliable compared to heat pumps incorporating large rotating members. This paper provides an overview of how an absorption heat pump (AHP) works, the different configurations possible, and how they can be applied to fractional distillation in a petroleum refinery. A detailed example flowsheet and economic estimate are presented for a specific petroleum refinery application--modernization of the energy intensive alkylation unit--which is of interest currently. A stand-alone isobutane splitter is compared to a mechanically heat pumped alternative and an absorption heat pumped alternative. In general, the AHP requires less than half the capital investment of the next best alternative and provides numerous important intangible benefits as well. The AHP will show even larger margins of advantage on columns involving higher temperature differentials between top and bottom (temperature ''lifts'').

Davidson, W.F.; Campagne, W.V.L.

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing an energy-saving and case-based reasoning information agent with Web service and ontology techniques  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Web service and ontology techniques are presented herein for supporting an energy-saving and case-based reasoning information agent. The proposed system is the first energy-saving and case-based reasoning information agent with Web service and ontology ... Keywords: Case-based reasoning agents, Energy-saving information systems, Ontology, Web services

Sheng-Yuan Yang

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hall-Hroult Cell: Technology  

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Feb 16, 2010 ... While overcoming the core technologies, more attentions shall be paid to structure optimization, environmental protection and energy saving.

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Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction (E-SMARRT): Precision Casting of Steel  

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This project addresses improvements in metal casting processes by reducing scrap and reducing the cost of production, due to scrap reduction from investment casting and yield improvement offered by lost foam casting as compared to no-bake or green sand molding. The objectives for the investment casting portion of the subtask are to improve knowledge of fracture toughness of mold shells and the sources of strength limiting flaws and to understand the effects of wax reclamation procedures on wax properties. Applying 'clean steel' approaches to pouring technology and cleanliness in investment casting of steel are anticipated to improve incoming materials inspection procedures as they affect the microstructure and toughness of the shell. This project focused on two areas of study in the production of steel castings to reduce scrap and save energy: (1) Reducing the amount of shell cracking in investment cast steel production; (2) Investigate the potential of lost foam steel casting The basic findings regarding investment casting shell cracking were: (1) In the case of post pouring cracking, this could be related to phase changes in silica upon cooling and could be delayed by pouring arrangement strategies that maintained the shell surface at temperature for longer time. Employing this delay resulted in less adherent oxidation of castings since the casting was cooler at the time o fair exposure. (2) A model for heat transfer through water saturated shell materials under steam pressure was developed. (3) Initial modeling result of autoclave de-waxing indicated the higher pressure and temperature in the autoclave would impose a steeper temperature gradient on the wax pattern, causing some melt flow prior to bulk expansion and decreasing the stress on the green shell. Basic findings regarding lost foam casting of steel at atmospheric pressure: (1) EPS foam generally decomposes by the collapse mode in steel casting. (2) There is an accumulation of carbon pick-up at the end of the casting opposite the gate. (3) It is recommended that lost foam castings in steel be gated for a quiescent fill in an empty cavity mold to prevent foam occlusion defects from the collapse mode. The energy benefit is primarily in yield savings and lower casting weight per function due to elimination of draft and parting lines for the larger lost foam castings. For the smaller investment casting, scrap losses due to shell cracking will be reduced. Both of these effects will reduce the metal melted per good ton of castings. There will also be less machine stock required per casting which is a yield savings and a small additional energy savings in machining. Downstream savings will come from heavy truck and railroad applications. Application of these processes to heavy truck castings will lighten the heavy truck fleet by about ten pounds per truck. Using ten years to achieve full penetration of the truck fleet at linear rate this will result in a fuel savings of 131 trillion BTU over ten years.

Dr. Von L. Richards

2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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What Are Your Favorite Winter Energy Savings Tips? | Department of Energy  

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Are Your Favorite Winter Energy Savings Tips? Are Your Favorite Winter Energy Savings Tips? What Are Your Favorite Winter Energy Savings Tips? January 27, 2012 - 10:06am Addthis This week, Amanda highlighted the Energy Savers seasonal website as a great place to get tips to save money and energy in any season. We want to know which winter energy savings tips you've tried. Have you covered your drafty windows, added weatherstripping to your doors, or opened your south-facing window curtains during the day? How well have these tips worked for you? We want you to share your own favorite tips and tricks with us. What have you done to save energy and money in your home this winter? Tell us! E-mail your responses to the Energy Saver team at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regression_analysis. Addthis Related Articles

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Question of the Week: Have You Taken Advantage of Energy-Saving Programs  

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Question of the Week: Have You Taken Advantage of Energy-Saving Question of the Week: Have You Taken Advantage of Energy-Saving Programs from Your Utility? Question of the Week: Have You Taken Advantage of Energy-Saving Programs from Your Utility? March 19, 2009 - 6:04pm Addthis Many utilities offer assistance such as free or reduced energy audits, rebates or other incentives for purchasing efficient products, or lower rates for energy used at off-peak hours. Check with your utility to see what it offers. Have you taken advantage of energy-saving programs offered by your utility? Tell us about it. Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a topic related to energy efficiency or renewable energy for consumers. Please comment with your answers, and also feel free to respond to other comments. Addthis Related Articles

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R&D 100: Smart Sensors Mean Energy Savings | Department of Energy  

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R&D 100: Smart Sensors Mean Energy Savings R&D 100: Smart Sensors Mean Energy Savings R&D 100: Smart Sensors Mean Energy Savings July 23, 2013 - 3:04pm Addthis Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently developed a new smart occupancy sensor that adds optics to what had only been a motion detection before. The new sensor combines an inexpensive camera with a high-speed microprocessor and algorithms to detect movement and human presence in a room with an accuracy of more than 90 percent -- an advancement that could lead to enormous energy savings in commercial buildings. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL. Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently developed a new smart occupancy sensor that adds optics to what

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TEE-0026 - In the Matter of Energy Savings Products, Ltd. | Department of  

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

6 - In the Matter of Energy Savings Products, Ltd. 6 - In the Matter of Energy Savings Products, Ltd. TEE-0026 - In the Matter of Energy Savings Products, Ltd. This Decision and Order considers an Application for Exception filed by Energy Savings Products, Ltd. (ESP) seeking exception relief from the provisions of 10 C.F.R. Part 430, pertaining to energy conservation standards for central air conditioners and heat pumps (Air Conditioner Standards). ESP is a manufacturer of small duct, high velocity (SDHV) air conditioning equipment. In its exception request, ESP asserts that the firm will suffer a gross inequity, serious hardship and an unfair distribution of burdens if forced to comply with the 13 SEER energy efficiency standard effective January 2006, 10 C.F.R. § 430.32(c). If its Application for Exception were granted, the

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How Do You Encourage Energy Savings in Your Community? | Department of  

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Encourage Energy Savings in Your Community? Encourage Energy Savings in Your Community? How Do You Encourage Energy Savings in Your Community? September 24, 2009 - 1:17pm Addthis On Tuesday, John wrote about his work on the Green Transportation Rally, a community event promoting efficient vehicles. Community involvement is a great way to connect with others with others who care about saving energy. How do you encourage energy savings in your community? Speaking of community... just a reminder that Energy Savers is now on Facebook. You should become a fan. Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question about energy efficiency or renewable energy for consumers. Please comment with your answers, and also feel free to respond to other comments. Addthis Related Articles How Should Energy Savers Use Facebook?

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Have You Added Value to Your Home with Energy Saving Upgrades? | Department  

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Have You Added Value to Your Home with Energy Saving Upgrades? Have You Added Value to Your Home with Energy Saving Upgrades? Have You Added Value to Your Home with Energy Saving Upgrades? July 15, 2011 - 3:47pm Addthis This week, Eric shared his thoughts on Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses. He also mentioned the U.S. Department of Energy's Commercial Building Initiative, which is a partnership between the department and industry representatives to encourage the development of higher commercial building efficiency measures. Read the full text of the partnership agreement. How about you? Have you done any energy-efficient remodeling and seen your home increase in either value or appeal to potential buyers? Or are you planning to do so in the next few years? Each week, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question about

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Tuesday Webcast for Industry: Key Energy-Saving Projects for Smaller Facilities  

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Key Energy-Saving Key Energy-Saving Projects for Smaller Facilities January 10, 2012 Program Name or Ancillary Text eere.energy.gov Key Energy-Saving Activities for Small and Medium Sized Facilities Thomas Wenning Oak Ridge National Laboratory Tuesday Webcast for Industry January 10, 2012 3 | Advanced Manufacturing Office eere.energy.gov Percent of Total U.S. Manufacturing Energy Small 5% Mid-Size 37% Large 58% 0 50000 100000 150000 200000 250000 U.S. Manufacturing Plants: By Size Small Plants Mid-Size Plants Large Plants Number of U.S. Plants All Plants 84,298 112,398 4,014 200,710 System-Specific Assessments Crosscutting Assessments Industry Breakdown 4 | Advanced Manufacturing Office eere.energy.gov 4,014 large plants use 58% of the energy Energy Saving

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Uncertainties in Achieving Energy Savings from HVAC Maintenance Measures in the Field  

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Uncertainties in Achieving Energy Savings from HVAC Maintenance Measures in the Field Kristin Group, Davis, CA, USA 4 Southern California Edison, Irwindale, CA, USA ABSTRACT HVAC maintenance utilities across the nation to include HVAC maintenance measures in energy efficiency programs

California at Davis, University of

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Max Tech Appliance Design: Potential for Maximizing U.S. Energy Savings through Standards  

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Annually the US DOE presents US energy use forecasts in its50 products, in terms of US energy savings potential overand Liu X. Impacts of US federal energy efficiency standards

Garbesi, Karina

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Support Document: Development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Grocery Stores--50% Energy Savings  

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This report provides recommendations that architects, designers, contractors, developers, owners, and lessees of grocery store buildings can use to achieve whole-building energy savings of at least 50% over ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004.

Hale, E. T.; Macumber, D. L.; Long, N. L.; Griffith, B. T.; Benne, K. S.; Pless, S. D.; Torcellini, P. A.

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing Energy Savings from Direct-DC in U.S. Residential Buildings  

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Torchiere Source: [6]. Energy AC-DC Savings Conv.Effand fans unchanged Energy AC-DC Savings Conv.Eff Solar WaterFigure 10. Appliances energy savings versus direct-DC energy

Garbesi, Karina

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing Energy Savings from Direct-DC in U.S. Residential...  

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Optimizing Energy Savings from Direct-DC in U.S. Residential Buildings NOTICE Due to the current lapse of federal funding, Berkeley Lab websites are accessible, but may not be...

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Assessing methods for predicting retrofit energy savings in buildings : case study of a Norwegian school  

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This work investigates methods for predicting retrofit energy savings in existing Norwegian buildings. A case study is performed on a 30 year old primary school in Trondheim, Norway. The energy consumption in the school ...

Ricker, Elizabeth, S.M. (Elizabeth Ann). Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Support Document: 50% Energy Savings for Quick-Service Restaurants  

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Document describing PNNL's project to develop a package of energy efficiency measures that demonstrate the feasibility of achieving a 50% energy savings for quick-service restaurants with a simple payback of 5 years or less.

Zhang, Jian; Schrock, D. W.; Fisher, D. R.; Livchak, A.; Zabrowski, D. A.; Athalye, Rahul A.; Liu, Bing

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