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Agent Technology to Improve Building Energy Efficiency and Occupant Comfort  

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

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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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...

Fisher, D.; Bristow, G.

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Potential of Thermoelectrics forOccupant Comfort and Fuel Efficiency...  

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

Documents & Publications Vehicle Fuel Economy Improvement through Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Caterpillar Diesel Racing: Yesterday & Today Thermoelectric Conversion of...

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Grant Improves Comfort for Nevada City's Employees | Department of Energy  

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Grant Improves Comfort for Nevada City's Employees Grant Improves Comfort for Nevada City's Employees Grant Improves Comfort for Nevada City's Employees June 24, 2010 - 3:46pm Addthis Caliente, Nev., has a unique city hall: a historic railroad depot. Built in 1923 as a maintenance center halfway between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, the depot is known far outside southeastern Nevada for its role in railway history and its Mission Revival architecture. There was just one problem: it was built before central heating or air-conditioning. "When the information on the grant came through, I was, to be perfectly honest, singing hallelujah, because I was sitting in my office with two space heaters going and a blanket over my legs," says Stana Hurlburt, grant writer for the city of Caliente. So Hurlburt and her colleagues applied for, and received, a grant of

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Energy Savings, Improved Comfort for West Virginia County Government |  

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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

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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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Using Dashboard to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings  

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LBNL-4283E Using Dashboard to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings Kyle Marini Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Federal Energy Management Program, of the U of the Building 90 monitoring team, including, Jose (Arturo) Ayala-Navarro, Geoffrey Bell, Nicholas Goodell

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comfort | OpenEI Community  

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comfort comfort Home Buildings Description: This group is dedicated to discussions about green buildings, energy use in buildings, occupant comfort in buildings, and building technologies. The OpenEI Buildings Community Group will be dedicated to discussions, blogs, and postings about new building technologies, green buildings, energy use in buildings, and occupant experience (comfort levels) in green buildings. architecture building reviews buildings technology comfort energy use facilities management green building LEED technologies usgbc Dc's picture Submitted by Dc(10) Member 17 September, 2013 - 12:39 Are you willing to reply to a text message once a day with information about your comfort level at your indoor location? building comfort design improve incentive indoor message

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Using Dashboards to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings  

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Using Dashboards to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings Using Dashboards to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings Title Using Dashboards to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-4283E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Marini, Kyle, Girish Ghatikar, and Richard C. Diamond Call Number LBNL-4283E Keywords commercial buildings, dashboards, energy, feedback, monitoring Abstract Federal agencies are taking many steps to improve the sustainability of their operations, including improving the energy efficiency of their buildings, promoting recycling and reuse of materials, encouraging carpooling and alternative transit schemes, and installing low flow water fixture units are just a few of the common examples. However, an often overlooked means of energy savings is to provide feedback to building users about their energy use through information dashboards connected to a building's energy information system.An Energy Information System (EIS), broadly defined, is a package of performance monitoring software, data acquisition hardware, and communication systems that is used to collect, store, analyze, and display energy information. At a minimum, the EIS provides the whole-building energy-use information (Granderson 2009a). We define a "dashboard" as a display and visualization tool that utilizes the EIS data and technology to provide critical information to users. This information can lead to actions resulting in energy savings, comfort improvements, efficient operations, and more. The tools to report analyzed information have existed in the information technology as business intelligence (Few 2006). The dashboard is distinguished from the EIS as a whole, which includes additional hardware and software components to collect and storage data, and analysis for resources and energy management (Granderson 2009b). EIS can be used for a variety of uses, including benchmarking, base-lining, anomaly detection, off-hours energy use evaluation, load shape optimization, energy rate analysis, retrofit and retro-commissioning savings (Granderson 2009a). The use of these EIS features depends on the specific users. For example, federal and other building managers may use anomaly detection to identify energy waste in a specific building, or to benchmark energy use in similar buildings to identify energy saving potential and reduce operational cost. There are several vendors of EIS technology that provide information on energy and other environmental variables in buildings.

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Opportunities to Save Energy and Improve Comfort by Using Wireless Sensor Networks in Buildings  

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OPPORTUNITIES TO SAVE ENERGY AND IMPROVE COMFORT BY USING WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS IN BUILDINGS Cliff Federspiel Research Specialist Edward Arens Director Danni Wang Graduate Student Center for Environmental Design Research.... They showed that by increasing the number of sensors they could optimize comfort or energy consumption individually, or improve both comfort and energy saving whenever some rooms require heating and others simultaneously require cooling. Wang et al (2002...

Wang, D.; Arens, E.; Federspiel, C.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effects of Indoor Air Velocity on Occupant Thermal Comfort in Winter  

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In China the thermal comfort standard that regulates the indoor air velocity cannot exceed 0.15m/s in winter. But many scholars doubt this regulation. This paper presents the results of an experimental research project on thermal comfort...

Wang, J.; Chen, L.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated PEV Charging Solutions and Reduced Energy for Occupant Comfort (Brochure), Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility (VTIF)  

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Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility Integrated PEV Charging Solutions and Reduced Energy for Occupant Comfort Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) offer the opportunity to shift transportation energy demands from petroleum to electricity, but broad adoption will require integration with other systems. While automotive experts work to reduce the cost of PEVs, fossil- fueled cars and trucks continue to burn hundreds of billions of gallons of petroleum each year-not only to get from point A to point B, but also to keep passengers comfortable with air condi- tioning and heat. At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), three instal- lations form a research laboratory known as the Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility (VTIF). At the VTIF, engineers are develop-

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Title: Superimposed electrical stimulation comfortably improves the endurance of maximal voluntary contractions  

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in two conditions of contraction (voluntary vs. voluntary + superimposed electrical stimulation). RESULTSTitle: Superimposed electrical stimulation comfortably improves the endurance of maximal voluntary contractions Short title: Electrical stimulation and MVC endurance Boisgontier MP*, Moineau B, Nougier V UJF

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Characterization of Energy Savings and Thermal Comfort Improvements Derived from Using Interior Storm Windows  

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This field study of a single historic home in Seattle, WA documents the performance of Indow Windows’s interior storm window inserts. Energy use and the temperature profile of the house were monitored before and after the installation of the window inserts and changes in the two recorded metrics were examined. Using the defined analysis approach, it was determined that the interior storm windows produced a 22% reduction of the HVAC energy bill and had an undetermined effect on the thermal comfort in the house. Although there was no measurable changes in the thermal comfort of the house, the occupant noted the house to be “warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer” and that the “temperatures are more even (throughout the house).” The interior storm windows were found to be not cost effective, largely due to the retrofits completed on its heating system. However, if the economic analysis was conducted based on the old heating system, a 72% efficient oil fired furnace, the Indow Windows proved to be economical and had a simple payback period of 9.0 years.

Knox, Jake R.; Widder, Sarah H.

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving efficiency of a vehicle HVAC system with comfort modeling, zonal design, and thermoelectric devices  

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Discusses progress on thermal comfort modeling and detailed design, fabrication, and component/system-level testing of TE architecture

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Improving Comfort in Hot-Humid Climates with a Whole-House Dehumidifier, Windermere, Florida (Fact Sheet)  

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Maintaining comfort in a home can be challenging in hot-humid climates. At the common summer temperature set point of 75 degrees F, the perceived air temperature can vary by 11 degrees F because higher indoor humidity reduces comfort. Often the air conditioner (AC) thermostat set point is lower than the desirable cooling level to try to increase moisture removal so that the interior air is not humid or "muggy." However, this method is not always effective in maintaining indoor relative humidity (RH) or comfort. In order to quantify the performance of a combined whole-house dehumidifier (WHD) AC system, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America team Consortium of Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) monitored the operation of two Lennox AC systems coupled with a Honeywell DH150 TrueDRY whole-house dehumidifier for a six-month period. By using a WHD to control moisture levels (latent cooling) and optimizing a central AC to control temperature (sensible cooling), improvements in comfort can be achieved while reducing utility costs. Indoor comfort for this study was defined as maintaining indoor conditions at below 60% RH and a humidity ratio of 0.012 lbm/lbm while at common dry bulb set point temperatures of 74 degrees -80 degrees F. In addition to enhanced comfort, controlling moisture to these levels can reduce the risk of other potential issues such as mold growth, pests, and building component degradation. Because a standard AC must also reduce dry bulb air temperature in order to remove moisture, a WHD is typically needed to support these latent loads when sensible heat removal is not desired.

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2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Provides Guidance to Improve Air Mixing and Thermal Comfort in Homes (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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research determines optimal HVAC system design for research determines optimal HVAC system design for proper air mixing and thermal comfort in homes. As U.S. homes become more energy efficient, heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) systems will be downsized, and the air flow volumes required to meet heating and cooling loads may be too small to maintain uniform room air mixing-which can affect thermal comfort. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) evalu- ated the performance of high sidewall air supply inlets and confirmed that these systems can achieve good air mixing and provide suitable comfort levels for occupants. Using computational fluid dynamics modeling, NREL scientists tested the performance of high sidewall supply air jets over a wide range of parameters including supply air tempera-

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

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Abstract The rapid growth in population and economy activities in the tropical countries has led to an increase in energy consumption which hastens the depletion of available energy resources. The building sector is one of the major end users of energy. On the other hand, the air conditioning system is viewed as an important tool to sustain and improve thermal comfort of occupants, but this system is often the biggest energy consumer in buildings. This has raised concerns on efficient use of the air conditioning system for reduction in energy cost. In order to identify the thermal comfort perception of occupants as well as energy conservation potentials in tropical buildings, various thermal comfort assessments were conducted which included field surveys and chamber studies. This paper provides a comprehensive review of the energy efficiency improvement potentials in air-conditioned tropical buildings by considering thermal comfort of occupants. Some of the studies conducted in the institutes of learning, offices and residential were reviewed and focus was placed on the thermal comfort studies that emphasis on balance between energy efficiency and thermal comfort. It was estimated that a reduction of 2150 GWh of energy demand annually in Malaysia can be achieved if the thermostat set-point is set higher by 2 °C, together with a reduction of 3 × 109 lbs (1.36 × 109 kg) of greenhouse gases. Besides, the use of computational simulation tools for prediction of thermal comfort and adaptive behaviour of people in the tropics towards their immediate thermal environment are also highlighted.

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Energy Use and Comfort in Buildings Utilizing Mixed-Mode Controls with Radiant Cooling  

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building occupants. An exceedance-based goal leaves room for comfort achieved in part through energy neutral

Borgeson, Samuel Dalton

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Comfort in Hot-Humid Climates with a Whole-House, Windermere...  

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Efficiency Measure (including labor): 2,600 Projected Energy Savings: 8.2% reduction in air conditioning Projected Energy Cost Savings: 53year Other Benefits: * Improved...

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University of Colorado Thermal Comfort Report  

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A A Warmboard sub-floor with tubing and wood Image Courtsey of Warmboard Image Thermal Comfort "That Condition of mind, which expresses satisfaction with the thermal environment" (ASHRAE Standard 55) Design Criteria Design Criteria Design Criteria Design Criteria 1. Thermally comfortable conditions achieved by integrating technologically and economically innovative, low-energy strategies: a. Temperatures between 72 o F and 76 o F b. Humidity between 40.0% and 55.0% 2. Minimal distractions to the occupant 3. Easy control of thermal comfort system 4. Uniform thermal conditions exist throughout the house Bio Bio Bio Bio- - - -S S S S ( ( ( (h h h h) ) ) ) ip ip ip ip Thermal Comfort Features Thermal Comfort Features Thermal Comfort Features Thermal Comfort Features

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

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

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

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Achieving Comfort and Saving Energy with Sensor Networks in Buildings  

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Achieving Comfort and Saving Energy with Sensor Networks in Buildings Achieving Comfort and Saving Energy with Sensor Networks in Buildings Speaker(s): Danni Wang Date: July 7, 2005 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 One of the fundamental objectives of an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning) system is to create comfortable environments for occupants. The rule of thumb in building operation is the more energy a building consumes, the more comfortable it becomes. Saving energy and achieving comfort seem to conflict with each other. This might be true. However, are there opportunities to achieve both desires? In this talk, I will present a few case studies which demonstrate how we might both achieve comfort and save energy by using sensor networks in buildings. I will first report the latest thermal comfort survey results from around 150 commercial

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Performance Tested Comfort Systems  

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Showerheads Residential Weatherization Performance Tested Comfort Systems Ductless Heat Pumps New Construction Residential Marketing Toolkit Retail Sales Allocation Tool...

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Thermal comfort during surgery  

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THERMAL COMFORT DURING SURGERY A Thesis by DAVID HAROLD MANNING Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1978 Major Subject: Industrial... Engineering THERMAL COMFORT DURING SURGERY A Thesis by DAVID HAROLD MANNING Approved as to style and content by: airman of C it ee Head of Department Member Me er December 1978 ABSTRACT Thermal Comfort During Surgery (December 1978) David Harold...

Manning, David Harold

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comfort control for short-term occupancy  

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to a thermostat-controlled fan-coil unit i n each room. TheThe t y p i c a l fan-coil and w a l l units are i n this

Fountain, M.; Brager, G. S.; Arens, Edward A; Bauman, Fred; Benton, C.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Savings and Comfort Improvements through Plant- and Operating mode Optimisation Demonstrated by Means of Project Examples  

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Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 Honeywell Proprietary honeywell.de/hbs#0;? 2 Improving energy efficiency: Where to start with? ? A study (1) identified energy saving potentials within non- residential office buildings high as: ? 30...-residential buildings. ESL-IC-08-10-67a Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 Honeywell Proprietary honeywell.de/hbs#0;? 3 Low capital investment actions (1) ? 50% of the electrical...

Muller, C.

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ThermoComfort_0809  

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Guide to Setting Thermal Comfort Guide to Setting Thermal Comfort Criteria and Minimizing Energy Use in Delivering Thermal Comfort Cindy Regnier Environmental Energy Technologies Division August 2012 LBNL-6131E 2 Disclaimer This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of California, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned

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Effective utilization of excess energy in standalone hybrid renewable energy systems for improving comfort ability and reducing cost of energy: A review and analysis  

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Abstract One of the features that characterize renewable energy sources is their variability and intermittency. Intermittency covers both the predictable and unpredictable variations of their power outputs and uncertainty in the power availability. To overcome the drawback of intermittency, special design considerations should be taken into account. These additional design considerations increases the overall cost of the renewable energy systems. Adding storage system and/or backup source to the renewable sources is one of the measures used to guarantee the continuity of power supply to the loads, and therefore improve the reliability of the renewable energy systems. The operation of renewable energy systems results in the creation of surplus energy, which is the energy generated by renewable energy systems, but is not consumed by the loads in standalone power systems. Effective utilization of this excess energy has the potential to decrease the cost of energy (COE) production by these hybrid renewable energy systems. In this paper, a review of the literature will be carried out in order to provide further insight into the approaches suggested in the literature on how to deal with the utilization of excess energy. Furthermore, various possible configurations of hybrid systems will be analyzed in detail for the effective utilization of the excess energy produced by hybrid systems. This is done in order to evaluate the effectiveness of utilization of excess energy by various means, especially for improving the living space comfort ability and decreasing the COE. Case studies will be carried out to demonstrate the proposed configurations for the effective utilization of the excess energy, and the results will be presented.

M.S. Ismail; M. Moghavvemi; T.M.I. Mahlia; K.M. Muttaqi; S. Moghavvemi

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Texas Thermal Comfort Report  

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thermal comfort thermal comfort Too often, the systems in our houses are both physically and intellectually inaccessible. In the SNAP House, HVAC components are integrated into the overall structure, and act as an experiential threshold between public and private spaces. They are located in a central, structural chase that supports the clerestory and gives the systems a functional presence within the interior. Each individual component is contained within a single chase

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improve | OpenEI Community  

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improve improve Home Dc's picture Submitted by Dc(15) Member 17 September, 2013 - 12:39 Are you willing to reply to a text message once a day with information about your comfort level at your indoor location? building comfort design improve incentive indoor message sms text Yes 60% (3 votes) No 0% (0 votes) Maybe if I had an incentive 20% (1 vote) Maybe if my reply is confidential and anonymous 0% (0 votes) Maybe if the data will be used to improve building design 20% (1 vote) Total votes: 5 Buildings account for roughly 40% of all U.S. energy use (70% of all electricity): residential buildings account for 22% of all U.S. energy use and commercial buildings account for 18% of all U.S. energy use[i]. There is an unanswered need for information about buildings in use and how building design affects building occupant comfort, productivity, and, by

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Cost-effective and comfort-aware residential energy management under different pricing schemes and weather conditions  

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Abstract Nowadays with the emerging of smart micro-grids(SM-Gs) in residential sectors, a large portion of energy consumption can be saved through optimal scheduling of household devices and management of domestic hybrid energy sources. By the aid of such technologies, residential consumers have the capability to mitigate their energy costs and satisfy their own requirements paying less attention to the configuration of the energy supply system. This paper presents a novel residential energy management system (REMS) to improve the efficiency of energy consumption in a typical SM-G taking into account minimum cost of energy as well as maximum user's comfort level as competitive objectives. The optimization model is also formulated as a mixed integer nonlinear problem (MINLP) and its performance is tested under different operating scenarios with real data. The simulation results show that the proposed model not only reduces energy consumption costs, but also ensures a comfortable lifestyle for occupants.

Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam; Hassan Monsef; Ashkan Rahimi-Kian

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A methodology for identifying and improving occupant behavior in residential Zhun (Jerry) Yu a  

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and developing countries. For example, in the US and Japan, residential building energy consumption accounts: Occupant behavior Building energy consumption Data mining Evaluation Identification a b s t r a c significantly reducing building energy consumption. Moreover, given that the proposed method is partly based

Fung, Benjamin C. M.

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Honeywell: Comfort and economy  

SciTech Connect

The presentation of the Company starts with having it ranked among the ones operating on the customers` market or those acting on the professional market. But it is not so. Honeywell is beyond such simple criteria. We are a company supplying products, systems and services related with generally conceived automatic control engineering, yet the operational range does comprise so many apparently diversified fields, for instance automatic control in aeronautics, heavy power engineering, building of apartment buildings, detached houses, heat engineering and some others. Nevertheless, our targets are always the same: maximum increase in efficiency and reliability of the process lines controlled by our systems as well as securing the best comfort of work and rest for people who stay in the buildings controlled by our devices. Simultaneously, the utilization of energy sources and the natural environment resources must be as sensible as possible.

Lukaszewski, J.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth Comfort | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Comfort Comfort Jump to: navigation, search Name Earth Comfort Place Okemos, Michigan Zip 48864 Sector Geothermal energy Product Earth Comfort is a website that gives information on how geothermal heating and cooling works and links to how much it would cost, dealers, etc. Coordinates 42.71511°, -84.430264° 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":42.71511,"lon":-84.430264,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Cornell University Thermal Comfort Report  

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Thermal Comfort Thermal Comfort Thermal comfort in the CUSD home is a top priority for our team. Accordingly, we designed a redundant HVAC system that would carefully manage the comfort of our decathletes and guests throughout the competition and the life of the house. The CUSD home's HVAC system was optimized for Washington, DC, with the cold Ithaca climate in mind. Our design tools included a schematic energy-modeling interface called TREAT, which was built off of the SuNREL platform. TREAT was used to passively condition the space. Our schematic energy modeling helped us properly size window areas, overhangs, and building mass distribution. We used a computation fluid dynamics (CFD) package called AirPak, to refine our design. The home was modeled in both

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Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Comfortable |  

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

Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Comfortable Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Comfortable March 21, 2013 - 12:00pm Q&A Have a story about improving your home's energy efficiency? Share your story with us & it could be the next one we profile on energy.gov! Share your story Addthis Learn how a home energy audit is helping Seth Budick and his family save money on their energy bills, reduce their carbon footprint and make their home more comfortable. | Photo courtesy of Seth Budick. Learn how a home energy audit is helping Seth Budick and his family save money on their energy bills, reduce their carbon footprint and make their home more comfortable. | Photo courtesy of Seth Budick. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka

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Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Comfortable |  

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

Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Comfortable Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Comfortable March 21, 2013 - 12:00pm Q&A Have a story about improving your home's energy efficiency? Share your story with us & it could be the next one we profile on energy.gov! Share your story Addthis Learn how a home energy audit is helping Seth Budick and his family save money on their energy bills, reduce their carbon footprint and make their home more comfortable. | Photo courtesy of Seth Budick. Learn how a home energy audit is helping Seth Budick and his family save money on their energy bills, reduce their carbon footprint and make their home more comfortable. | Photo courtesy of Seth Budick. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka

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Affordable Comfort | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Comfort Comfort Jump to: navigation, search Name Affordable Comfort Address 1187 Thorn Run Extension Place Moon Township, PA Zip 15108 Website http://www.affordablecomfort.o Coordinates 40.5134011°, -80.210059° 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":40.5134011,"lon":-80.210059,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Air movement as an energy efficient means toward occupant comfort  

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only by electrical lighting (481 trillion BTU vs. 1340only by electrical lighting (141 billion kWh vs. 393 billion

Arens, Edward; Zhang, Hui; Pasut, Wilmer; Zhai, Yongchao; Hoyt, Tyler; Huang, Li

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air movement as an energy efficient means toward occupant comfort  

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ceiling-integrated fans, in commercial building design. Thebuilding management and designers, and straightforward to design. For this purpose we integrated

Arens, Edward; Zhang, Hui; Pasut, Wilmer; Zhai, Yongchao; Hoyt, Tyler; Huang, Li

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Balancing comfort: occupants' control of window blinds in private offices  

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and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), should be similar (VT = 0.4-0.7; SHGC = 3.4.5 Window blind usage survey AHeat Gain Coefficients (SHGC) of various fenestration system

Inkarojrit, Vorpat

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air movement as an energy efficient means toward occupant comfort  

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survey, Proceedings of Healthy Buildings, Lisbon, V. III,of the California Healthy Building Study: A Summary, Indoorthe ASHRAE Database, Healthy Buildings, Syracuse NY, Sept

Arens, Edward; Zhang, Hui; Pasut, Wilmer; Zhai, Yongchao; Hoyt, Tyler; Huang, Li

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Comfort Products: Order (2014-SE-16014)  

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DOE ordered National Comfort Products to pay a $16,000 civil penalty after finding National Comfort Products had failed to certify that certain models of central air conditioners and heat pumps comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

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Bringing comfort to the masses: A novel evaluation of comfort agent solution properties  

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Abstract Ocular comfort agents are molecules that relieve ocular discomfort by augmenting characteristics of the tear film to stabilize and retain tear volume and lubricate the ocular surface. While a number of clinical comparisons between ocular comfort agent solutions are available, very little work has been done correlating the properties of specific comfort agents (species, molecular weight, and water retention) and solution properties (concentration, viscosity, zero shear viscosity, and surface tension) to the performance and effectiveness of comfort agent solutions. In this work, comfort-promoting properties related strongly to comfort agent concentration and molecular weight, the first objective demonstration of this relationship across diverse comfort agent species and molecular weights. The comfort agents with the greatest comfort property contributions (independent of specific molecular weight and concentration considerations) were hyaluronic acid (HA), hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), and carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), respectively. The observed, empirical relationships between comfort property contribution and comfort agent species, solution properties, comfort agent molecular weight, and solution concentration was used to develop novel comfort agent index values. The comfort agent index values provided much insight and understanding into the results of experimental studies and/or clinical trials and offer potential resolution to numerous conflicting reports within the literature by accounting for the difference in comfort agent performance due to molecular weight and concentration of comfort agents. The index values provide the first objective, experimental validation and explanation of numerous general trends suggested by clinical data.

Charles J. White; Calvin R. Thomas; Mark E. Byrne

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal comfort and cold air distribution  

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Cold air distribution systems supply air at temperatures between 38 F and 51 F. Cold air distribution systems are increasingly attractive when used in conjunction with ice storage systems to shave peak load by shifting the demand to off-peak hours. They also require less operating and capital costs because they use smaller fans, ducts, piping, and pumps. However, an important issue in design and application of cold air systems is the effect on occupant comfort. There are several techniques and methodologies that practitioners use for evaluation of conventional air distribution systems. Among these is the Air Diffusion Performance Index (ADPI). It is widely used in the US and is referenced in the 1993 ASHRAE Handbook--Fundamentals. However, this technique is based on empirical correlations obtained from tests conducted with conventional systems and it cannot be guaranteed that they will be equally applicable to cold air systems. This study was undertaken, therefore, to extend the existing techniques (especially the Air Diffusion Performance Index) to applications where cold air distribution systems are utilized. This work presents a critical review of the evolution of the ADPI technique and offers several recommendations for developing a firm foundation for future room air distribution research.

Hassani, V. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Miller, P.L. [Miller (Paul), Arvada, CO (United States)

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Occupational Injuries  

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Injuries Injuries Jacqueline Agnew, PhD Burden of Occupational Injury and Illness in U.S. * Study by Leigh et al., 1997 * Estimated incidence, mortality, direct & indirect costs- occupational injury & illness * 1992 data- primary and secondary sources o Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries o National Traumatic Occupational Fatality Study o Annual Survey of Occ. Injuries & Illnesses o Bureau of Labor Statistics, Health Care Financing Administration, etc. Direct & Indirect Costs * Indirect * Lost earnings * Fringe benefits * Home production * Training, restaffing, disruption * Time delays Direct & Indirect Costs * Direct * Physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation, medication * Medical and indemnity insurance administration expenses

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Adaptive Comfort Model: Simulations & Future Directions  

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Adaptive Comfort Model: Simulations & Future Directions Adaptive Comfort Model: Simulations & Future Directions Speaker(s): Richard de Dear Date: February 4, 2011 - 12:00pm Location: 90-4133 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Philip Haves The last 20 years of thermal comfort have witnessed a shift away from the "static" approach (exemplified by the PMV/PPD model) towards the adaptive approach (exemplified by the adaptive models in ASHRAE's Standard 55 (2004, 2010) and the European Union's counterpart standard, EN15251 (2007). - the basis and derivation of the adaptive comfort model - adaptive comfort standards (ASHRAE 55 and EN15251) - new developments and directions (reporting back from the January 2011 ASHRAE Meeting of SSPC-55 in Las Vegas) - environmental variables other than dry bulb, in the adaptive model

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Improving energy efficiency in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment : analysis of EUI and cooling load .  

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??Reducing energy consumption without compromising the quality of products and the comfort of occupants is important in maintaining the competence of a pharmaceutical company. An… (more)

Liu, Haoyu

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Homeowner's Guide to Window Air Conditioner Installation for Efficiency and Comfort (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

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This fact sheet offers a step-by-step guide to proper installation of window air conditioning units, in order to improve efficiency and comfort for homeowners.

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2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Occupational Asthma  

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...occupational asthma, even several years after removal from the offending environment. Outcomes are best when the diagnosis is established early, the exposure is stopped, and the asthma is not yet severe. Appropriate management after diagnosis, in addition to prevention of further exposure when possible... Occupational asthma has been defined as asthma due to conditions attributable to work exposures, not to causes outside the workplace. This review focuses on current data on pathogenesis, evaluation, and management.

Tarlo S.M.; Lemiere C.

2014-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

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HVAC Improvements for Existing Houses  

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HVAC Improvements for Existing Houses HVAC Improvements for Existing Houses Speaker(s): Chryséis Bovagnet Date: September 5, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Many older houses in the US are either not well designed from a thermal point of view or have HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems in need of repairs or improvements. The building envelopes tend to have poor insulation and lots of leakage, and the HVAC systems are inefficient. The cooling/heating equipment is often located outside of the conditioned space (e.g. in attics or crawlspaces) with ducts that leak and have poor insulation, which cause energy loss and bad occupant comfort on peak days or in extreme climates. We developed a series of retrofits that will allow us to reduce the energy consumption of residential HVAC

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Residential Thermostats: Comfort Controls in California Homes  

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Residential Thermostats: Comfort Controls in California Homes Residential Thermostats: Comfort Controls in California Homes Title Residential Thermostats: Comfort Controls in California Homes Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-938e Year of Publication 2008 Authors Walker, Iain S., and Alan K. Meier Keywords demand response and distributed energy resources center, demand response research center, home networks & controls Abstract This report summarizes results of a literature review, a workshop, and many meetings with demand response and thermostat researchers and implementers. The information obtained from these resources was used to identify key issues of thermostat performance from both energy savings and peak demand perspectives. A research plan was developed to address these issues and activities have already begun to pursue the research agenda.

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The influence of shading control strategies on the visual comfort and energy demand of office buildings  

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Abstract A lighting control strategy using daylighting is important to reduce energy consumption, and to provide occupants with visual comfort. The objective of this research is to evaluate visual comfort and building energy demand, and suggest lighting and shading control strategies for visual comfort and building energy savings. This research intends to achieve visual comfort and energy savings in an office building, by means of visual environmental control, and focuses on a quantitative criterion (illuminance), and a qualitative criterion (glare index) in daylighting. We used HDR images captured in real scene and simulation (DIVA-for-Rhino) for glare evaluation. The measured data from the mock-up room and the scale model were compared, to validate the simulation tool. Vertical eye illuminance (Ev) is recommended for the glare index, in place of the DGI or DGP. To prevent disturbing glare and to secure maximum daylight, control strategies of lighting and shading are suggested, related to the Ev value. In addition, the EnergyPlus program was used for calculation of the annual energy consumption. Building energy consumption is presented according to three building orientations, and 10 control strategies of lighting and shading. If there is no need to consider glare, a blind slat angle of 0° or dynamic shading is better in winter, regardless of the building orientation. In summer, a blind slat angle of 30° (static angle) or dynamic shading is suitable for an energy efficient and anti-glare control strategy.

Gyeong Yun; Kap Chun Yoon; Kang Soo Kim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting Human Thermal Comfort in Automobiles  

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The objects of this report are to: (1) increase national energy security by reducing fuel use for vehicle climate control systems; (2) show/demonstrate technology that can reduce the fuel used by LD vehicles' ancillary systems; and (3) develop tools to evaluate the effectiveness of energy-efficient systems including--comfort, cost, practicality, ease-of-use, and reliability.

Rugh, J.; Bharathan, D.; Chaney, L.

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric Apparatus : the production of another comfort paradigm  

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Nowadays, being thermal comfort is no longer a challenging problem for modern living. With the aids of the modern environmental control technologies, a fast, convenient and effective thermal comfort experience can be easily ...

Tang, Hung Fai

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: A Homeowner’s Guide to Window Air Conditioner Installation for Efficiency and Comfort (Fact Sheet)  

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

This step-by-step guide developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory describes proper installation of window air conditioning units, in order to improve energy efficiency, save money, and improve comfort for homeowners

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The Human leading the Thermal Comfort Control  

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their behaviour accordingly. This somewhat simplistic approach to the behaviour of the building users has been shown to be largely ineffectual (Owens & Driffill, 2008) and there is now a growing realization that delivering sustainable, healthy buildings...., Loomans M., Hensen J., 2012, Impact of Perceived Control on Comfort and Health in European Office Buildings, Proceedings Healthy Buildings 2012, Brisbane Boerstra A.C. and Beuker T.C. 2011. Impact of perceived personal control over indoor climate...

Zeiler, W.; Boxem, G.; Van Houten, R.; Vissers, D.; Maaijen, R.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Singing River Electric Power Association - Comfort Advantage Home Program |  

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

Singing River Electric Power Association - Comfort Advantage Home Singing River Electric Power Association - Comfort Advantage Home Program Singing River Electric Power Association - Comfort Advantage Home Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Heat Pumps Program Info State Mississippi Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Contact Singing River Electric Power Association Provider Singing River Electric Power Association Singing River Electric Power Association provides rebates on energy efficiency measures in new homes and heat pumps that meet [http://www.comfortadvantage.com/Comfort%20Advantage%20brochure.pdf Comfort Advantage] weatherization standards. To qualify for this rebate the home

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NREL: Vehicle Ancillary Loads Reduction - Thermal Comfort Model  

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Comfort Model Comfort Model Photo of human testing to determine thermal comfort perception data. Photo of human testing to determine thermal comfort perception data. Working with researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, our team at NREL developed an empirical model of people's temperature sensation (hot/cold) as well as perceptions (comfortable/uncomfortable) in a transient non-homogeneous environment. The model predicts sensation and comfort locally (at specific points on the body) as well as globally (overall). The university performed more than 100 tests on human test subjects in a controlled environmental chamber under a range of steady state and transient thermal conditions. Participants subjectively recorded their thermal comfort on a simple form. Core and local skin temperature data was

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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY and HEALTH  

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MARYLAND OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY and HEALTH ACT safety and health protection on the job STATE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS, AND OTHER APPLICABLE REGULATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM Complaints about State Program administration may be made to Regional Administrator, Occupational Safety

Weaver, Harold A. "Hal"

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY  

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Department of Occupational Health and Safety Revised December 2009 #12;Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management System 1. Introduction.............................................................................................................. 3 2.2 Management of Health and Safety

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Assessment of indoor air quality and thermal comfort in Portuguese secondary classrooms: Methodology and results  

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Abstract This work shows the results of a field study about indoor thermal comfort, based on investigations in Portuguese secondary schools' classrooms. The surveys herein presented were carried out in a school in Beja, in the South-East of Portugal. The field study was conducted by physical parameters monitoring and survey questionnaires. Both field monitoring and subjective surveys were performed at the same time during the regular class period (either at the end or at the beginning of the class). The measurement campaign consisted in measuring the environmental parameters – air temperature (Ta), air relative humidity (RH), CO2 concentrations. Outdoor air temperature values were registered hourly at the nearest climatological station. Through these data, along with the actual people clothing and metabolic rate being know, both Fanger's comfort indices were calculated (predicted mean vote and predicted percentage of dissatisfied people). The subjective survey investigated the thermal acceptability, the thermal sensation and the thermal preference. The judgments about the thermal environment were compared with the results of the field measurements. Draught preference votes, air stiffness and global air quality votes were also collected. The results show that the students found temperature range beyond the comfort zone acceptable, and revealed the occupants' accommodation to CO2 exposure, confirming the results obtained in other studies. Moreover, it was verified that running on naturally ventilation mode, CO2 concentration limits were highly exceeded.

Luísa Dias Pereira; Daniela Raimondo; Stefano Paolo Corgnati; Manuel Gameiro da Silva

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comfort and HVAC Performance for a New Construction Occupied Test House in Roseville, California  

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K. Hovnanian(R) Homes(R) constructed a 2,253-ft2 single-story slab-on-grade ranch house for an occupied test house (new construction) in Roseville, California. One year of monitoring and analysis focused on the effectiveness of the space conditioning system at maintaining acceptable temperature and relative humidity levels in several rooms of the home, as well as room-to-room differences and the actual measured energy consumption by the space conditioning system. In this home, the air handler unit (AHU) and ducts were relocated to inside the thermal boundary. The AHU was relocated from the attic to a mechanical closet, and the ductwork was located inside an insulated and air-sealed bulkhead in the attic. To describe the performance and comfort in the home, the research team selected representative design days and extreme days from the annual data for analysis. To ensure that temperature differences were within reasonable occupant expectations, the team followed Air Conditioning Contractors of America guidance. At the end of the monitoring period, the occupant of the home had no comfort complaints in the home. Any variance between the modeled heating and cooling energy and the actual amounts used can be attributed to the variance in temperatures at the thermostat versus the modeled inputs.

Burdick, A.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How Design Efficiency, Operation and Occupant Behavior Impact Building  

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

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: LESO-COMFORT  

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LESO-COMFORT LESO-COMFORT Evaluation of thermal comfort during a selected period (e.g. during the hottest part of summer), using a classical dynamic simulation computer code connected to the LESO-COMFORT code itself. The program uses the data already defined for LESOSAI, and only a very few additional data have to be introduced by the user. Keywords thermal comfort, load calculation, energy Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Average level of PC computer practice; understanding of basic solar radiation concepts. Users Introduced in September 1999. Audience Architects, engineers, researchers. Input The LESO-COMFORT software is basically an intelligent and user-friendly interface to a conventional dynamic building simulation program. The user does not have to describe the building to be studied from scratch. Instead,

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A technical framework to describe occupant behavior for building energy simulations  

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Green buildings that fail to meet expected design performance criteria indicate that technology alone does not guarantee high performance. Human influences are quite often simplified and ignored in the design, construction, and operation of buildings. Energy-conscious human behavior has been demonstrated to be a significant positive factor for improving the indoor environment while reducing the energy use of buildings. In our study we developed a new technical framework to describe energy-related human behavior in buildings. The energy-related behavior includes accounting for individuals and groups of occupants and their interactions with building energy services systems, appliances and facilities. The technical framework consists of four key components: i. the drivers behind energy-related occupant behavior, which are biological, societal, environmental, physical, and economical in nature ii. the needs of the occupants are based on satisfying criteria that are either physical (e.g. thermal, visual and acoustic comfort) or non-physical (e.g. entertainment, privacy, and social reward) iii. the actions that building occupants perform when their needs are not fulfilled iv. the systems with which an occupant can interact to satisfy their needs The technical framework aims to provide a standardized description of a complete set of human energy-related behaviors in the form of an XML schema. For each type of behavior (e.g., occupants opening/closing windows, switching on/off lights etc.) we identify a set of common behaviors based on a literature review, survey data, and our own field study and analysis. Stochastic models are adopted or developed for each type of behavior to enable the evaluation of the impact of human behavior on energy use in buildings, during either the design or operation phase. We will also demonstrate the use of the technical framework in assessing the impact of occupancy behavior on energy saving technologies. The technical framework presented is part of our human behavior research, a 5-year program under the U.S. - China Clean Energy Research Center for Building Energy Efficiency.

Turner , William; Hong , Tianzhen

2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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New Jersey Comfort Partners Program | Department of Energy  

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New Jersey Comfort Partners Program New Jersey Comfort Partners Program New Jersey Comfort Partners Program < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Cooling Other Sealing Your Home Ventilation Manufacturing Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Program Info Funding Source New Jersey Societal Benefits Charge (public benefits fund) State New Jersey Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Direct installation, no cost to recipient The New Jersey Comfort Partners program is a free of charge, direct installation energy efficiency assistance program available to most New Jersey households with significant energy usage and an income at or below

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Energy Balance and Thermal Comfort in Passive Solar Housing  

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To evaluate the performance of different passive solar dwellings it is necessary to consider not only the thermal performance but also the “comfort performance” of the system.

K. Alder; Ch. Eriksson; A. Faist; N. Morel

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Occupancy Modeling and Prediction for Building Energy Management VARICK L. ERICKSON, University of California, Merced  

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(ASHRAE) comfort standards. Categories and Subject Descriptors: I.6.5 [Simulation and Modeling]: Model Additional Key Words and Phrases: Occupancy, HVAC, ventilation, energy savings, demand response, machine-conditioning (HVAC) systems [EIA 2010]. Studies suggest that 15% to 25% of HVAC energy can be saved by setting

Carreira-Perpiñán, Miguel Á.

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Occupancy Modeling and Prediction for Building Energy Varick L. Erickson, University of California, Merced  

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) comfort standards. Categories and Subject Descriptors: I.6.5 [Simulation and Modeling]: Model Development, Measurement Additional Key Words and Phrases: Occupancy, HVAC, Ventilation, Energy savings, Demand Response-conditioning (HVAC) systems [EIA 2010]. Studies suggest that 15% to 25% of HVAC energy can be saved by setting

Cerpa, Alberto E.

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Improving Home Efficiency and Comfort Right After a Move | Department...  

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

consist of multiple heavy layers of tightly woven fabric, with a bottom layer of heavy plastic panels that fit together with magnets. We'll eventually replace the fabric drapes to...

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EECBG Success Story: Grant Improves Comfort for Nevada City's...  

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

railroad depot. There was just one problem: it was built before central heating or air-conditioning. Learn more. Addthis Related Articles Metal halide light fixtures at...

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Energy saving and improved comfort by increased air movement  

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constructed with 20 mm of plaster, 100 mm of glasswool, 240and 10 mm of internal plaster. The window has an external

Schiavon, Stefano; Melikov, Arsen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EECBG Success Story: Grant Improves Comfort for Nevada City's Employees  

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

Caliente, Nevada, has a unique city hall: a historic railroad depot. There was just one problem: it was built before central heating or air-conditioning. Learn more.

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Optimizing HVAC Control to Improve Building Comfort and Energy Performance  

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

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

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EECBG Success Story: Energy Savings, Improved Comfort for West...  

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

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...

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Energy saving and improved comfort by increased air movement  

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4]. Max power = Maximum cooling power (W/m 2 ). c RH Perc. =by which the maximum cooling power is reduced compared toa reduction of the maximum cooling power in the range 10-28%

Schiavon, Stefano; Melikov, Arsen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MULTIMODAL APPROACH TO AUTOMOBILE DRIVING COMFORT: THE INFLUENCE OF VISUAL SETTING ON ASSESSMENTS OF VIBRO-ACOUSTIC COMFORT IN SIMULATORS.  

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1 MULTIMODAL APPROACH TO AUTOMOBILE DRIVING COMFORT: THE INFLUENCE OF VISUAL SETTING ON ASSESSMENTS of an automobile cabin. Incorporating a visual scene with vibration and sound stimuli is one possible way to make the situation appear more realistic? Most of the studies available on automobile driving comfort

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Comfort standards and variation in exceedance for mixed-mode buildings.  

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and application. Comfort/energy trade-o¡ In the optimisticunderstand the energy and comfort trade-offs each approachabout the energy/comfort trade-offs and opportunities

Brager, Gail; Borgeson, Sam

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving energy efficiency in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment : analysis of EUI and cooling load  

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Reducing energy consumption without compromising the quality of products and the comfort of occupants is important in maintaining the competence of a pharmaceutical company. An energy management tool is developed to monitor ...

Liu, Haoyu

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Physical Environment and Occupant Thermal Perceptions in Office  

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The Physical Environment and Occupant Thermal Perceptions in Office The Physical Environment and Occupant Thermal Perceptions in Office Buildings: An Evaluation of Sampled Data from Five European Countries Speaker(s): John Stoops Date: January 3, 2001 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Diana Morris The results from a large field study of thermal comfort in European office buildings are reported. Measurements of physical environmental conditions and occupant perceptions were collected over sixteen months from twenty-six different office buildings located in France, Greece, Portugal, Sweden and the UK. The work attempts to show relationships and produce useful information from the data set using graphical methods, especially lowess, a locally weighted regression based scatter plot smoothing technique. The

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The Potential for Wind Induced Ventilation to Meet Occupant Comfort Conditions  

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This paper describes a simple graphic tool that enables a building designer to evaluate the potential for wind induced ventilation cooling in several climate zones. Long term weather data were analyzed to determine the conditions for which available...

Byrne, S. J.; Huang, Y. J.; Ritschard, R. L.; Foley, D. M.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential of Thermoelectrics forOccupant Comfort and Fuel Efficiency Gains in Vehicle Applications  

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

Presentation given at DEER 2006, August 20-24, 2006, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the U.S. DOE's EERE FreedomCar and Fuel Partnership and 21st Century Truck Programs.

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PRIVACY IMPACT ASSESSMENT: OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE- INL OCCUPATIONAL  

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OCCUPATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE- INL OCCUPATIONAL MEDICAL SUVEILLANCE SYSTEM (OMSS) PIA Template Version 3 - May, 2009 Department of Energy Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Guidance is provided in the template. See DOE Order 206.1, Department of Energy Privacy Program, Appendix A, Privacy Impact Assessments, for requirements and additional guidance for conducting a PIA: http://www.directives.doe.gov/pdfs/doe/doetextlneword/206/o2061.pdf Please complete electronically: no hand-written submissions will be accepted. This template may not be modified. MODULE 1- PRIVACY NEEDS ASSESSMENT Dllte DepartmentAll Element~&Slte 06-16-2009 Idaho National Laboratory Building Number: WCB Building Name: WCB Name of Information System!«)r IT Project Occupational Medical Surveillance System (OMSS) ExhlbllProJect UIO 72 NewPIA D Update 0 DOE PIA - OMSS Finallxw.doc

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PRIVACY IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Occupational Safety Health Occupational  

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Occupational Occupational Safety & Health - Occupational Injury & Illness System PIA Template Version 3 - May, 2009 Department of Energy Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Guidance is provided in the template. See DOE Order 206.1 J Department of Energy Privacy Program, Appendix A, Privacy Impact Assessments, for requirements and additional guidance for conducting a PIA: http://www.directives.doe.gov/pdfs/doe/doetextlneword/206/o2061.pdf Please complete electronically: no hand-written submissions will be accepted. This template may not be modified. MODULE 1- PRIVACY NEEDS ASSESSMENT Date June 12, 2009 Departmental Idaho National Laboratory Element & Site Name of Infonnatlon Occupational Injury & Illness System (01&15) System or IT Project Exhibit Project UID 136 New PIA ~ Update D Name, Title Contact Information Phone, Email Anthony J. Kavran (208) 526-5826

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Comfort Zone  

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Comfort Zone Comfort Zone Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the Comfort Zone archive, sorted by date. New Contest Data Displays Provide Insight into Competition Scoring Saturday, October 5, 2013 By Solar Decathlon New contest data displays are now available on the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon website. If you are interested in the real-time performance of each house and want to keep a close eye on the competition, check out the Contests section pages. In the Contests section, the pages for the measured contests (Comfort Zone, Hot Water, Appliances, Home Entertainment, and Energy Balance) explain the contest requirements and provide real-time graphical displays of the accumulated measurements/scores for each team. Roll your cursor over the graphics to see more detailed information about each contest. For example,

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NREL: News Feature - Building Panels Protect, Provide Comfort  

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Building Panels Protect, Provide Comfort Building Panels Protect, Provide Comfort October 30, 2009 Walking into a building constructed before the days of heating systems and air conditioning, such as a southwestern adobe, still elicits a sense of comfort and coziness. The concept of using thermal mass in walls to help maintain the temperature of a building is not new. And now, this tried and true method is being used to regulate comfort systems of NREL's Research Support Facilities (RSF), one of the most energy efficient buildings in the world. "In this case, the exterior skin of the building is doing more than just keeping the weather out," Philip Macey, project manager for RNL, the design firm for the RSF, said. "Precast panels installed as the walls are actually part of the heating and cooling system for the building.

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Thermal Comfort of Neutral Ventilated Buildings in Different Cities  

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Although the ASHRAE 55-1992 and ISO 7730 Standards are used all over the world, many researchers have pointed out that it is impossible to maintain a uniform thermal comfort standard worldwide because of differing climate conditions. Two field...

Ye, X.; Zhou, Z.; Lian, Z.; Wen, Y.; Zhou, Z.; Jiang, C.

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Materials selection for thermal comfort in passive solar buildings  

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This paper presents the results of a combined analytical, computational, and experimental study of the key parameters for selecting affordable materials and designing for thermal comfort in passive solar build...

J. M. Thomas; S. Algohary; F. Hammad; W. O. Soboyejo

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and Exterior Shading Systems  

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Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and Exterior Shading Systems Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and Exterior Shading Systems for Commercial Buildings using High Resolution Luminance Images Title Visual Comfort Analysis of Innovative Interior and Exterior Shading Systems for Commercial Buildings using High Resolution Luminance Images Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-4417E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Konis, Kyle, Eleanor S. Lee, and Robert D. Clear Call Number LBNL-4417E Abstract The objective of this study was to explore how calibrated high dynamic range (HDR) images (luminance maps) acquired in real world daylit environments can be used to characterize, evaluate, and compare visual comfort conditions of innovative facade shading and light-redirecting systems. Detailed (1536 x 1536 pixel) luminance maps were time-lapse acquired from two view positions in an unoccupied full scale testbed facility. These maps were analyzed using existing visual comfort metrics to quantify how innovative interior and exterior shading systems compare to conventional systems under real sun and sky conditions over a solstice-to-solstice test interval. The results provide a case study in the challenges and potential of methods of visualizing, evaluating and summarizing daily and seasonal variation of visual comfort conditions computed from large sets of image data.

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Occupational Safety Performance  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

this report (July 2012). All data has not yet been submitted to CAIRS. 1 Occupational Safety Performance Comparable Industry, Average TRC Rate Comparable Industry, Average DART...

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Occupational Health Nurse  

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

The Occupational Health Nurse position is located in the Talent Sustainment group within the Human Capital Management (HCM) organization. The Talent Sustainment organization ensures that effective...

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Coast Electric Power Association - Comfort Advantage Home Program |  

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Coast Electric Power Association - Comfort Advantage Home Program Coast Electric Power Association - Comfort Advantage Home Program Coast Electric Power Association - Comfort Advantage Home Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heat Pumps Program Info State Mississippi Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount 300 - 500, varies by home efficiency 150 per additional qual$300 - $500, varies by home efficiency Geothermal Heat Pumps: $400 - $500 Additional Heat Pump Units (When Required): $150ified heat pump system Provider Coast Electric Power Association Coast Electric Power Association (CEPA) provides rebates on heat pumps to new homes which meet certain weatherization standards. To qualify for this rebate the home must have: * Attic insulation of at least R-38 or encapsulated foam attic insulation

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Comfort, cleanliness and convenience: The creeping transformation of  

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Comfort, cleanliness and convenience: The creeping transformation of Comfort, cleanliness and convenience: The creeping transformation of normality and what it means for energy consumption and the environment Speaker(s): Elizabeth Shove Date: April 24, 2001 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Kristina LaCommare In Western societies the sense of changing practice is both pervasive and elusive. Over just one or two generations, expectations have shifted radically: though some people in Britain still wake to patterns of frost on the inside of the window, many more have come to take the comforts of central heating and even air-conditioning for granted. To give a second quite specific example, again from Britain, the once-a-week bath is giving way to patterns of daily showering, a form predominantly valued for its

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Comfort Zone  

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'Comfort Zone' 'Comfort Zone' New Contest Data Displays Provide Insight into Competition Scoring Saturday, October 5, 2013 By Solar Decathlon New contest data displays are now available on the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon website. If you are interested in the real-time performance of each house and want to keep a close eye on the competition, check out the Contests section pages. In the Contests section, the pages for the measured contests (Comfort Zone, Hot Water, Appliances, Home Entertainment, and Energy Balance) explain the contest requirements and provide real-time graphical displays of the accumulated measurements/scores for each team. Roll your cursor over the graphics to see more detailed information about each contest. For example, in the Appliances Contest graphic, the scores for running the refrigerator,

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Living Comfortably: A Consumer's Guide to Home Energy Upgrades |  

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Living Comfortably: A Consumer's Guide to Home Energy Upgrades Living Comfortably: A Consumer's Guide to Home Energy Upgrades Living Comfortably: A Consumer's Guide to Home Energy Upgrades March 7, 2013 - 3:15pm Addthis A weatherization worker drills holes to blow cellulose insulation in the interior walls of this home. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL A weatherization worker drills holes to blow cellulose insulation in the interior walls of this home. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL Dr. Richard Knaub Project Leader in Weatherization & Workforce Development at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Energy audit tools An infrared camera can display temperature differences between surfaces and help determine if a wall is insulated. It can show drafts and moisture, which can lead to mold problems.

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J Occup Health 2003; 45: 382391 Occupational Health  

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J Occup Health 2003; 45: 382­391 Journal of Occupational Health Relationships of Job and Some National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm), U 420, IFR25-RFRH, Réseau Fédératif de disorders. (J Occup Health 2003; 45: 382­391) Key words: Occupational injury, Job, Sex, Age, Overweight

Boyer, Edmond

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Methodology for the Evaluation of Thermal Comfort in Office Buildings  

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Some studies of individual buildings try to combine long-term monitoring of ... occupancy evaluation and correlate these findings with the energy consumption for heating, cooling, and ventilation.... ...

Doreen E. Kalz; Jens Pfafferott

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimum utilization of site energy sources for all-season thermal comfort in new residential construction for single-family attached (rowhouse/townhouse) designs  

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A proposed design analysis is presented of a passive solar energy efficient system for a typical three-level, three bedroom, two story, garage-under townhouse. The design incorporates the best, most performance-proven and cost effective products, materials, processes, technologies, and sub-systems which are available today. Seven distinct categories recognized for analysis are identified as: the exterior environment; the interior environment; conservation of energy; natural energy utilization; auxiliary energy utilization; control and distribution systems; and occupant adaptation. Preliminary design features, fenestration sysems, the plenum-supply system, the thermal-storage party-fire walls, direct gain storage, the radiant comfort system, and direct passive cooling systems are briefly described. Features of the design under analysis and on which conclusions have not yet been formulated are: the energy reclamation system, auxiliary energy back-up systems, the distribution system and operating modes, the control systems, and non-comfort energy systems and inputs. (MCW)

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Buildings, Commissioning, Efficiency, Comfort, and CO2  

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

Claridge, D. E.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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"Designing equipment and buildings to more quickly respond to occupant  

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GRANTS · NSF ­ Occupant Oriented Heating and Cooling · NSF ­ Body Area Sensor Networks: A Holistic building technology to improve building efficiency by using information about occupant locations energy with only $25 in sensors. As an extension of this work, we propose installing servers into homes

Acton, Scott

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Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump Comfort Evaluation  

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Field tests were conducted in two homes in Austin, TX to evaluate the comfort performance of ductless mini-split heat pumps (DMSHPs), measuring temperature and relative humidity measurements in four rooms in each home before and after retrofitting a central HVAC system with DMSHPs.

Roth, K.; Sehgal, N.; Akers, C.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Affordable comfort 95 - investing in our energy future  

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This report describes the topics from the conference on Affordable Comfort, held March 26-31, 1995. Topics are concerned with energy efficiency in homes, retrofitting, weatherization, and monitoring of appliances, heating, and air conditioning systems for performance, as well as topics on electric utilities.

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1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Holistic smart homes for air quality and thermal comfort  

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The field of home and building automation is an extensive technological application area that inherently includes a high diversity and a strong interaction with users. Concepts like ubiquity and cooperativeness are of undeniable importance and demand ... Keywords: Air Quality, Ambient Intelligence, Decision Making, Habit Abstraction, Machine Learning, Multi-Agent Systems, Smart Homes, Thermal Comfort, User Profiles

Félix Iglesias Vázquez; Wolfgang Kastner; Mario Kofler

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Occupational Medicine Clinic | BNL  

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Occupational Medicine Clinic Occupational Medicine Clinic Promoting optimal physical and emotional health through quality care that is convenient, confidential & individualized. Home Health Promotion Program Employee Assistance Program Contact Hours Monday-Friday 8:15am-5pm. Emergency coverage during the lunchtime hour (12-1pm) is available. The clinic is closed after 5pm and on weekends & holidays. Resources DOE Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA) Laser History and Eye Exam Form (doc) Location The Occupational Medicine Clinic is located in Building 490, 30 Bell Avenue. location map Get Maps and Directions One of ten national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and

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War and Occupation  

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The war brought hardship to all of Holland. The universities had their fair share of the consequences of the occupation and the new regime. Jews were dismissed, the adventures of Freudenthal illustrate the fat...

Dirk van Dalen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tackling the Improved Control of Mixed-Mode Buildings: A Research Update  

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Tackling the Improved Control of Mixed-Mode Buildings: A Research Update Tackling the Improved Control of Mixed-Mode Buildings: A Research Update Speaker(s): Peter May-Ostendorp Date: March 29, 2010 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: William Fisk (This presentation by Peter May-Ostendorp will begin with an introduction to building energy research at UC Boulder, by Prof. Gregor Henze.) Mixed-mode (MM) cooling is a promising building design strategy for low-energy cooling that incorporates natural ventilation alongside other forms of space conditioning. A properly designed system will intelligently switch between modes of cooling to maximize energy savings, while preserving occupant comfort. The near-optimal operation of MM buildings is explored through a model-predictive control (MPC) study using a purpose-built optimization environment coupled to EnergyPlus. Preliminary

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Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure Reports | Department...  

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Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure Reports Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure Reports September 24, 2013 Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 2012 Report...

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Individual User Behavior Leading Factor in Comfort Control  

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Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 METHODS Integral Intelligent Process Control Integration between end-user and building is the ultimate in the intelligent building concept. ?Connecting? the end... deterministic hol i s ti c ESL-IC-08-10-46 Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 Figure 4. Conceptual map comfort (van Schijndel 2007) The most important research...

Zeiler, W.; Boxem, G.; Van Houten, M. A.; Wortel, W.; Van Der Velden, J. A. J.; Kamphuis, R.; Hommelberg, M.; Broekhuizen, H.

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Handbook of Occupational Dermatology  

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...in the Handbook provide a good frame of reference for this assertion. The Handbook does not delve into the immunology of contact dermatitis, an important topic in an academic setting. The editors may have elected a pragmatic approach to this topic, and the reason their product is a handbook, rather... This handbook is the most comprehensive book I know of on the subject of occupational dermatology. Its 1300 pages are divided into four parts. The first part encompasses the epidemiology, treatment, and prognosis of occupational skin diseases, and the ...

Gonzalez E.

2000-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the Efficiency of Light-Duty Vehicle HVAC Systems using...  

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Light-Duty Vehicle HVAC Systems using Zonal Thermoelectric Devices and Comfort Modeling Improving the Efficiency of Light-Duty Vehicle HVAC Systems using Zonal Thermoelectric...

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Personal Comfort Systems: Cooling/Heating Local Body Parts Efficient Ways  

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Personal Comfort Systems: Cooling/Heating Local Body Parts Efficient Ways Personal Comfort Systems: Cooling/Heating Local Body Parts Efficient Ways to Provide Comfort Indoors Speaker(s): Hui Zhang Date: October 9, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Rongxin Yin This presentation describes energy efficient approaches to provide comfort in offices by creating non-uniform and transient thermal environments. The presentation will describe 1) distributions and characteristics of thermoreceptors of human body, 2) comfort responses of people exposed to complex thermal environments, 3) concept of "alliesthesia", 4) personal comfort systems developed by CBE, 5) their energy efficiency and demand response potential, and 6) the CBE advanced thermal comfort model. A recording of this seminar is available at: https://vimeo.com/51536661

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air pollutants occupational Sample Search...  

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info@pacinst.org www.pacinst.org Summary: will be the greatest beneficiary of air pollution improvements in terms of occupational safety and health. The Pacific......

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Occupational Health and Safety Manual  

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Addressing Health and Safety Concerns and Resolution of Work RefusalsOccupational Health and Safety Manual #12;1 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 York University Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Programs

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Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Tracking Database, INL Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program LM Records Handling System (LMRHS01) - Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation...

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Enenrgy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Program Act (EEOICPA) Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Tracking Database, INL Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program...

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Microsoft PowerPoint - FTCP Presentation-Occupational Competency Models_September 18, 2012.pptx  

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Occupational Competency DOE Occupational Competency DOE Occupational Competency DOE Occupational Competency Occupational Competency DOE Occupational Competency DOE Occupational Competency DOE Occupational Competency Models Models A R h GAO R NNSA M d i i A Response to the GAO Report to NNSA - Modernizing the Nuclear Security Enterprise Eric Coleman Acting Director, g , Learning & Workforce Development L&D Innovation, Technology & Performance Improvement GAO Report to NNSA GAO Report to NNSA - - Findings Findings GAO Report to NNSA GAO Report to NNSA Findings Findings  NNSA workforce ◦ 34,000 M&O contractor employees ◦ 2,400 federal employees , p y GAO Report to NNSA GAO Report to NNSA - - Findings Findings GAO Report to NNSA GAO Report to NNSA Findings Findings * * NNSA Workforce NNSA Workforce NNSA Workforce NNSA Workforce o Workers possess skills not readily available in the job

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Advanced Technology for Economical Dehumidification to Improve Indoor Air Quality  

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by reducing the temperature required for occupant comfort. Fungal growth in humidities above 70% can have many detrimental health effects, depending on the particular species encountered [5,1]. In fact, high humidity is often an underlying cause of many air...

Beckwith, W. R.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved  

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Improved Improved cache performance in Monte Carlo transport calculations using energy banding A. Siegel a , K. Smith b , K. Felker c,∗ , P . Romano b , B. Forget b , P . Beckman c a Argonne National Laboratory, Theory and Computing Sciences and Nuclear Engineering Division b Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering c Argonne National Laboratory, Theory and Computing Sciences Abstract We present an energy banding algorithm for Monte Carlo (MC) neutral parti- cle transport simulations which depend on large cross section lookup tables. In MC codes, read-only cross section data tables are accessed frequently, ex- hibit poor locality, and are typically much too large to fit in fast memory. Thus, performance is often limited by long latencies to RAM, or by off-node communication latencies when the data footprint is very large and must be decomposed on

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Air quality and thermal comfort levels under extreme hot weather  

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Abstract Meteorological (T and RH values) and air pollution data (PM10, NO2 and O3 concentrations) observed in Athens, Thessaloniki and Volos were analyzed to assess the air quality and the thermal comfort conditions and to study their synergy, when extreme hot weather prevailed in Greece during the period 2001–2010. The identification of a heat wave day was based on the suggestion made by the IPCC to define an extreme weather event. According to it, a heat wave day is detected when the daily maximum hourly temperature value exceeds its 90th percentile. This temperature criterion was applied to the data recorded at the cities center. Air quality was assessed at three sites in Athens (city center, near the city center, suburb), at two sites in Thessaloniki (city center, suburb) and at one site in Volos (city center), while thermal comfort conditions were assessed at the cities center. Mean pollution levels during the heat wave days and the non-heat wave days were calculated in order to examine the impact of the extreme hot weather on air quality. For this purpose, the distributions of the common air quality index and the exceedances of the air quality standards in force during the heat wave days and the non-heat wave days were also studied. Additionally, the variation of the daily maximum hourly value of Thom's discomfort index was studied in order to investigate the effect of extreme hot weather on people's thermal comfort. Moreover, the values of the common air quality index and Thom's discomfort index were comparatively assessed so as to investigate their synergy under extreme hot weather.

D.K. Papanastasiou; D. Melas; H.D. Kambezidis

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design Tools for Evaluating Alternative Strategies' Impact on Human Comfort  

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movement in the range of 40 to 100 fpm is quite tolerable under most conditions. The feeling of draftiness can occur in a range of approximately 200 to 350 fpm, but, in warm conditions, will assist in body cooling through evaporation and can be quite... acceptable even in office environments. At this velocity. the perceived temperature is 4 to 7 degrees lower. In the 350 to 500 fpm range. air movement may become objectionably noisy and drafty for an office environment. although comfort can still...

Holder, L. M. III; Hart, M. N.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Studies of Subjective Effects on Thermal Comfort in a University Classroom  

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ICEBO2006, Shenzhen, China Maximize Comfort: Temperature, Humidity and IAQ Vol.I-6-4 Field Studies of Subjective Effects on Thermal Comfort in a University Classroom Jian Wang Zhaojun Wang Master Associate Candidate..., Sharples 1997, Cena and Dedear 1999, Xia et al. 1999, Wang et al. 2003, Wang et al. 2006). This field study was carried out in September 2004 in order to investigate the thermal environment and thermal comfort in a university classroom in Harbin...

Wang, J.; Wang, Z.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indoor Chemistry: Materials, Ventilation Systems, and Occupant Activities  

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Chemical processes taking place in indoor environments can significantly alter the nature and concentrations of pollutants. Exposure to secondary contaminants generated in these reactions needs to be evaluated in association with many aspects of buildings to minimize their impact on occupant health and well-being. Focusing on indoor ozone chemistry, we describe alternatives for improving indoor air quality by controlling chemical changes related to building materials, ventilation systems, and occupant activities.

Morrison, G.C.; Corsi, R.L.; Destaillats, H.; Nazaroff, W.W.; Wells, J.R.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Occupational Injury & Illness System (01&15) PIA, Idaho National...  

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Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Tracking Database, INL Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Occupational Medicine -...

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DOE HQ Occupational Safety and Health Program | Department of...  

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HQ Occupational Safety and Health Program DOE HQ Occupational Safety and Health Program HQ Occupational Safety and Health Program Procedures DOE HQ Occupational Safety and Health...

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Section 5 -Termination of Occupancy A. Involuntary Termination of Occupancy  

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Section 5 - Termination of Occupancy A. Involuntary Termination of Occupancy 1. Housing and Dining number of credits at UAA as stipulated in Section 2 - Eligibility, and for non-payment of Housing charges. 2. The University may terminate this agreement without cause with ten days written notice. 3

Pantaleone, Jim

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Vibration and ride comfort studies on a tracked vehicle  

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This paper describes a field test conducted on a military tracked vehicle. The accelerations experienced at selected locations on the vehicle for four different types of terrain were recorded and analysed in spectral and statistical modes. The first few natural frequencies of the vehicle were obtained using an in-plane N+2 degree-of-freedom linear dynamic model of the vehicle with two degrees of freedom corresponding to bounce and pitch modes of the hull and N degrees of freedom corresponding to the bounce modes of the N road wheel assemblies. The analytically obtained natural frequencies match with peaks in the experimentally obtained transfer function and acceleration power spectral density curves. From the point of view of crew comfort, acceleration levels encountered in the crew cabin have been compared with those specified in ISO 2631 standard. Ride quality assessment has also been made on the basis of absorbed power.

C. Sujatha; A.K. Goswami; J. Roopchand

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Indoor Air Temperature Considering Energy Savings and Thermal Comfort in the Shanghai Area  

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as possible in winter. Meanwhile, indoor thermal comfort should be considered. This paper will establish the optimal indoor air temperature for an air-conditioning system aiming at both energy savings and thermal comfort in the Shanghai area, based on the PMV...

Yao, Y.; Lian, Z.; Hou, Z.; Liu, W.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research priorities for occupational radiation protection  

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The Subpanel on Occupational Radiation Protection Research concludes that the most urgently needed research is that leading to the resolution of the potential effects of low-level ionizing radiation. This is the primary driving force in setting appropriate radiation protection standards and in directing the emphasis of radiation protection efforts. Much has already been done in collecting data that represents a compendium of knowledge that should be fully reviewed and understood. It is imperative that health physics researchers more effectively use that data and apply the findings to enhance understanding of the potential health effects of low-level ionizing radiation and improve the risk estimates upon which current occupational radiation protection procedures and requirements depend. Research must be focused to best serve needs in the immediate years ahead. Only then will we get the most out of what is accomplished. Beyond the above fundamental need, a number of applied research areas also have been identified as national priority issues. If effective governmental focus is achieved on several of the most important national priority issues, important occupational radiation protection research will be enhanced, more effectively coordinated, and more quickly applied to the work environment. Response in the near term will be enhanced and costs will be reduced by: developing microprocessor-aided {open_quotes}smart{close_quotes} instruments to simplify the use and processing of radiation data; developing more sensitive, energy-independent, and tissue-equivalent dosimeters to more accurately quantify personnel dose; and developing an improved risk assessment technology base. This can lead to savings of millions of dollars in current efforts needed to ensure personnel safety and to meet new, more stringent occupational guidelines.

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1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating post-occupancy performance : Daylighting The New York Times  

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Evaluating post-occupancy performance Evaluating post-occupancy performance Overview The architectural approach The owner's approach Daylighting field study Daylighting control systems Automated roller shades Procurement specifications Shades and Shade Controls Lighting Controls Visualizing daylight Commissioning/ verification Demand response Mainstream solutions Post-occupancy evaluation Publications Sponsors Project team Evaluating post-occupancy performance "We aggressively pursued innovative designs to improve the quality of the workplace for our employees and to reduce energy use and other operating costs of our facility. The outcomes of this study confirm that we were successful. More importantly, our hope is that the energy efficient measures and designs documented in this independent study may inspire other companies' workplace designs." - Angelo Salvatore, Executive Director of Building Operations, The Times Company.

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Occupational Disease in Connecticut, 2011  

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1 Occupational Disease in Connecticut, 2011 This report covers data for 2009 and was prepared under contract for the State of Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission, John A. Mastropietro, Chairman, as part of the Occupational Disease Surveillance Program, operated in cooperation with the Connecticut

Oliver, Douglas L.

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Occupational Disease in Connecticut, 2014  

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Occupational Disease in Connecticut, 2014 This report covers data for 2012 and was prepared under contract for the State of Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission, John A. Mastropietro, Chairman, as part of the Occupational Disease Surveillance Program, operated in cooperation with the Connecticut

Oliver, Douglas L.

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Contact Info | Occupational Medicine Clinic  

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Occupational Medicine Clinic Occupational Medicine Clinic Promoting optimal physical and emotional health through quality care that is convenient, confidential & individualized. Home Health Promotion Program Employee Assistance Program Contact Contact Info Occupational Medicine Joseph Falco, M.D. 344-3666 OMC Manager/Supervising Physician Staff Physicians Carol Davis, D.O. 344-3667 Board Certified - Occupational Medicine Eva Erens, M.D. 344-3668 Board Certified - Internal Medicine Jaishree Subramani, M.D. MPH 344-3669 Board Certified - Internal Medicine Health Promotion Program Michael Thorn, RN, MBA 344-8612 Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Program Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Nancy Losinno, LCSW, CEAP 344-4567 EAP Manager Linda DiPierro 344-2733 Senior Occupational Medicine Assistant

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Energy Conservation and Comfort of Heat Pump Desiccant Air Conditioning System in Actual Living Space in Summer  

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Energy Conservation and Comfort of Heat Pump Desiccant Air Conditioning System in Actual Living and total heat exchanger in terms of both energy conservation and thermal comfort in summer. 1. COP

Miyashita, Yasushi

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ORO Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program...  

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ORO Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program(EEOICPA)PIA, Oak Ridge Operations Office ORO Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program(EEOICPA)PIA,...

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Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 2008 Report  

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The DOE 2008 Occupational Radiation Exposure Report analyzes occupational radiation exposures at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities during 2008.

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ANNUAL DOE OCCUPATIONAL RADIATION EXPOSURE | 2013 REPORT  

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

The DOE 2013 Occupational Radiation Exposure Report analyzes occupational radiation exposures at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities during 2013.

140

Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 2004 Report  

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

The DOE 2004 Occupational Radiation Exposure Report analyzes occupational radiation exposures at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities during 2004.

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141

CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Idaho Accelerated Retrieval...  

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

Occupational Safety & Health - Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II February 2006 A...

142

Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 2000 Report  

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The DOE 2000 Occupational Radiation Exposure Report analyzes occupational radiation exposures at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities during 2000.

143

Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 1999 Report  

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

The DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure Report, 1999 reports occupational radiation exposures incurred by individuals at DOE facilities during the calendar year 1999.

144

Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 1997 Report  

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The DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure Report, 1997 reports occupational radiation exposures incurred by individuals at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities during the calendar year 1997.

145

Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 1995 Report  

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The DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure Report, 1995 reports occupational radiation exposures incurred by individuals at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities during the calendar year 1995.

146

Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 1996 Report  

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The DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure Report, 1996 reports occupational radiation exposures incurred by individuals at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities during the calendar year 1996.

147

Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 1998 Report  

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The DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure Report, 1998 reports occupational radiation exposures incurred by individuals at DOE facilities during the calendar year 1998.

148

Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 2001 Report  

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The DOE 2001 Occupational Radiation Exposure Report analyzes occupational radiation exposures at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities during 2001.

149

Nevada Department of Transportation - Occupancy Permits | Open...  

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Occupancy Permits Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Nevada Department of Transportation - Occupancy Permits Abstract This website gives...

150

Human Resources & Occupational Medicine  

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Job Opportunities Benefits Office • Work-Life Balance Programs • International Services • Occupational Medicine • Salaries & Awards • Training & Qualifications The Human Resources and Occupational Medicine Division handles scientific and non-scientific employment, benefits, employee and labor relations, staff development, salaries and awards, employee records, and occupational medicine. For more information, click on the one of the services listed above. Brookhaven National Laboratory has a long-standing commitment to a policy of equal opportunity and diversity. Our goal is equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment, including placement, development programs, job assignments, transfers and promotions, without regard to race, color,

151

DOE 2008 Occupational Radiation Exposure October 2009  

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A major priority of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is to ensure the health, safety, and security of DOE employees, contractors, and subcontractors. The Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) provides the corporate-level leadership and strategic vision necessary to better coordinate and integrate health, safety, environment, security, enforcement, and independent oversight programs. One function that supports this mission is the DOE Corporate Operating Experience Program that provides collection, analysis, and dissemination of performance indicators, such as occupational radiation exposure information. This analysis supports corporate decision-making and synthesizes operational information to support continuous environment, safety, and health improvement across the DOE complex.

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Health, Safety and Security

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Medical Surveillance in Occupational Health  

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in Occupational in Occupational Health Mary L. Doyle, MPH, RN, COHN-S/CM The Johns Hopkins UniversHy Bloomberg School of Public Health + Compliance with legal requirements + Early detection (preclinical) and therapy - many established occupational diseases are not curable + Prevention of disease in co-worloccupational disease) * Suitable & acceptable test available + Early or latent stage to screen for

153

FAQS Reference Guide – Occupational Safety  

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This reference guide has been developed to address the competency statements in the July 2011 version of DOE-STD-1160-2011, Occupational Safety Functional Area Qualification Standard.

154

Safety and Occupational Health Manager  

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This incumbent in this position will serve as a Safety and Occupational Health Manager representing the BPA Safety Office in the administration of safety and health programs. The Safety...

155

Occupational Medicine Workshops and Webinars  

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The DOE Annual Occupational Medicine Workshop & Webinar (OMWW) is a valuable training opportunity established by the Office of Health, Safety, and Security in support of hundreds of medical and allied health professionals located at over four dozen locations across the Department. Their vital work in the field of Occupational Medicine encompasses medical qualification examinations, injury and illness management, disability management, workers’ compensation, and much more.

156

TEE-0065 - In the Matter of National Comfort Products | Department of  

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TEE-0065 - In the Matter of National Comfort Products TEE-0065 - In the Matter of National Comfort Products TEE-0065 - In the Matter of National Comfort Products This Decision and Order considers an Application for Exception filed by National Comfort Products (NCP). In its Application, NCP seeks exception relief from the provisions of 10 C.F.R. Part 430, Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps. 1 In its Application, NCP asserts that the firm would suffer serious hardship, inequity, or unfair distribution of burdens if required to comply with the mandatory energy efficiency standard that applies to space constrained heat pumps manufactured after January 23, 2010. 2 10 C.F.R. § 430.32(c)(2). If NCP's Application for Exception was granted, the firm would receive exception relief from the energy efficiency standard for one

157

How Do You Stay Cool and Comfortable in Hot Weather? | Department of Energy  

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Cool and Comfortable in Hot Weather? Cool and Comfortable in Hot Weather? How Do You Stay Cool and Comfortable in Hot Weather? May 28, 2009 - 5:25pm Addthis As you may have read on the blog over the past few weeks, the Stay Cool, Save Money site offers no-cost and low-cost tips for saving energy during the warm summer months, as well as ideas for long-term investments to help you save year round. Whether you rely on an air conditioner, strategically opened windows (and closed shades), fans, regular dips in the pool, or some other strategy entirely, tell us: How do you stay cool and comfortable in hot weather? 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.

158

Indoor air movement acceptability and thermal comfort in hot-humid climates  

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with the ASHRAE 55 adaptive model’s 90% acceptabilityASHRAE comfort database, it was possible to de?ne 80% and 90%90% thermal acceptability was found within the prescriptions of the ASHRAE

Candido, Christhina Maria

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Indoor environmental quality, adaptive action and thermal comfort in naturally ventilated and mixed-mode buildings  

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comfort. ASHRAE standard 55 defines the 80 and 90%on the ASHRAE adaptive chart (Figure 89 and Figure 90). For90% satisfaction and ± 0.85 for 80% satisfaction. However, the 2010 addendum of the ASHRAE

Honnekeri, Anoop N

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Energy-efficient comfort with a heated/cooled chair: Results from human subject tests  

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for thermal comfort. Energy and Buildings 2002;34:593-9.IEA. Technology Roadmap. Energy-efficient Buildings: HeatingH, Arens E, Webster T. Energy Savings from Extended Air

Pasut, Wilmer; Zhang, Hui; Arens, Ed; Zhai, Yongchao

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Multi Agent System to Optimize Comfort and Energy Flows in the Built Environment  

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This paper discusses the control of building energy comfort management systems led by the economic movement within the energy market resulting in different prices. This new generation of building management systems focuses on the application...

Pennings, L. W.; Houten, M. A.; Boxem, G.; Zeiler, W.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

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

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the effectiveness of tropical passive solar control components in integrating thermal comfort with energy efficiency in office building. Field measurements are carried out in selected workspace of two office buildings that have been practiced the passive solar...

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

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Council's Occupational Excellence Achievement  

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facility risk-reduction work in Buildings 9206, 9201-5 and 9204-4. Markedly improved conduct of operations performance and completed reviews of key systems and the site- wide...

164

Monitored Energy Performance of Electrochromic Windows Controlled for Daylight and Visual Comfort  

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Subject responses to electrochromic windows. Submitted toin a full-scale electrochromic window testbed. Technicaloptimization of electrochromic operations for occupant

Lee, Eleanor S.; DiBartolomeo, Dennis L.; Klems, Joseph; Yazdanian, Mehry; Selkowitz, Stephen E.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

DOE 2012 Occupational Radiation Exposure October 2013  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Analysis within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) publishes the annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure Report to provide an overview of the status of radiation protection practices at DOE (including the National Nuclear Security Administration [NNSA]). The DOE 2012 Occupational Radiation Exposure Report provides an evaluation of DOE-wide performance regarding compliance with Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.), Part 835, Occupational Radiation Protection dose limits and as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA) process requirements. In addition, the report provides data to DOE organizations responsible for developing policies for protection of individuals from the adverse health effects of radiation. The report provides a summary and an analysis of occupational radiation exposure information from the monitoring of individuals involved in DOE activities. Over the past 5-year period, the occupational radiation exposure information is analyzed in terms of aggregate data, dose to individuals, and dose by site. As an indicator of the overall amount of radiation dose received during the conduct of operations at DOE, the report includes information on collective total effective dose (TED). The TED is comprised of the effective dose (ED) from external sources, which includes neutron and photon radiation, and the internal committed effective dose (CED), which results from the intake of radioactive material into the body. The collective ED from photon exposure decreased by 23% between 2011 and 2012, while the neutron dose increased by 5%. The internal dose components of the collective TED decreased by 7%. Over the past 5-year period, 99.99% of the individuals receiving measurable TED have received doses below the 2 roentgen equivalent in man (rems) (20 millisievert [mSv]) TED administrative control level (ACL), which is well below the DOE regulatory limit of 5 rems (50 mSv) TED annually. The occupational radiation exposure records show that in 2012, DOE facilities continued to comply with DOE dose limits and ACLs and worked to minimize exposure to individuals. The DOE collective TED decreased 17.1% from 2011 to 2012. The collective TED decreased at three of the five sites with the largest collective TED. u Idaho Site – Collective dose reductions were achieved as a result of continuing improvements at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) through the planning of drum movements that reduced the number of times a container is handled; placement of waste containers that created highradiation areas in a centralized location; and increased worker awareness of high-dose rate areas. In addition, Idaho had the largest decrease in the total number of workers with measurable TED (1,143 fewer workers). u Hanford Site (Hanford) – An overall reduction of decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) activities at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) and Transuranic (TRU) retrieval activities resulted in collective dose reductions. u Savannah River Site (SRS) – Reductions were achieved through ALARA initiatives employed site wide. The Solid Waste Management Facility used extended specialty tools, cameras and lead shield walls to facilitate removal of drums. These tools and techniques reduce exposure time through improved efficiency, increase distance from the source of radiation by remote monitoring, shield the workers to lower the dose rate, and reduce the potential for contamination and release of material through repacking of waste. Overall, from 2011 to 2012, there was a 19% decrease in the number of workers with measurable dose. Furthermore, due to a slight decrease in both the DOE workforce (7%) and monitored workers (10%), the ratio of workers with measurable doses to monitored workers decreased to 13%. Another primary indicator of the level of radiation exposure covered in this report is the average measurable dose, which normalizes the collective dose over the population of workers who actually received a measurable dose. The average measurable TED in

none,

2012-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

166

Occupational Health Manager PIA, Carlsbad Field Office | Department...  

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

Health Manager PIA, Carlsbad Field Office Occupational Health Manager PIA, Carlsbad Field Office Occupational Health Manager PIA, Carlsbad Field Office Occupational Health Manager...

167

Improving Ventilation and Saving Energy: Laboratory Study in a Modular  

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Improving Ventilation and Saving Energy: Laboratory Study in a Modular Improving Ventilation and Saving Energy: Laboratory Study in a Modular Classroom Test Bed Title Improving Ventilation and Saving Energy: Laboratory Study in a Modular Classroom Test Bed Publication Type Report Year of Publication 2005 Authors Apte, Michael G., Ian S. Buchanan, David Faulkner, William J. Fisk, Chi-Ming Lai, Michael Spears, and Douglas P. Sullivan Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Abstract The primary goals of this research effort were to develop, evaluate, and demonstrate a practical HVAC system for classrooms that consistently provides classrooms with the quantity of ventilation in current minimum standards, while saving energy, and reducing HVAC-related noise levels. This research was motivated by several factors, including the public benefits of energy efficiency, evidence that many classrooms are under-ventilated, and public concerns about indoor environmental quality in classrooms. This project involved the installation and verification of the performance of an Improved Heat Pump Air Conditioning (IHPAC) system, and its comparison, a standard HVAC system having an efficiency of 10 SEER. The project included the verification of the physical characteristics suitable for direct replacement of existing 10 SEER systems, quantitative demonstration of improved energy efficiency, reduced acoustic noise levels, quantitative demonstration of improved ventilation control, and verification that the system would meet temperature control demands necessary for the thermal comfort of the occupants. Results showed that the IHPAC met these goals. The IHPAC was found to be a direct bolt-on replacement for the 10 SEER system. Calculated energy efficiency improvements based on many days of classroom cooling or heating showed that the IHPAC system is about 44% more efficient during cooling and 38% more efficient during heating than the 10 SEER system. Noise reduction was dramatic, with measured A-weighed sound level for fan only operation conditions of 34.3 dB(A), a reduction of 19 dB(A) compared to the 10 SEER system. Similarly, the IHPAC stage-1 and stage-2 compressor plus fan sound levels were 40.8 dB(A) and 42.7 dB(A), reductions of 14 and 13 dB(A), respectively. Thus, the IHPAC is 20 to 35 times quieter than the 10 SEER systems depending upon the operation mode. The IHPAC system met the ventilation requirements and was able to provide consistent outside air supply throughout the study. Indoor CO2 levels with simulated occupancy were maintained below 1000 ppm. Finally temperature settings were met and controlled accurately. The goals of the laboratory testing phase were met and this system is ready for further study in a field test of occupied classrooms

168

Terminal Box Airflow Reset: An Effective Operation and Control Strategy for Comfort Improvement and Energy Conservation  

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terminal boxes, the maximum potential zone load during unoccupied hours must be considered. The airflow reset may be implemented using the terminal box controller only. However, central control systems may have to be used for most of the existing... control systems. One method is to develop two control schedules (occupied and unoccupied). Based on the time, the central control system automatically switch between two schedules. (downloads the un-occupied schedule to the terminal box controller...

Liu, M.; Abbas, M.; Zhu, Y.; Claridge, D. E.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Impact of Indoor Environment Improvement on Comfort and Productivity in a Chipboard Workplace  

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-147. [7]. Derek C. C, Li Baizhan. productivity and indoor environment [C]. Proceedings of Healthy Buildings. Espoo Finland: Vol.1, 1(2000): 629-634. ...

Li, Z.; Li, D.; Du, H.; Zhang, G.; Li, L.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Does Targeted Education of Emergency Physicians Improve Their Comfort Level in Treating Psychiatric Patients?  

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2009; 10:268-272. 10. Marchand W, Hart M, Carter A, et al.psychiatric observation unit. Marchand et al 10 showed an ED

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

EECBG Success Story: Energy Savings, Improved Comfort for West Virginia County Government  

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The Dunn Building in Martinsburg, West Virginia replaced its HVAC system with a new chiller system fan coil units and enhanced duct work with funding from an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG). Learn more.

172

Development of a High-Efficiency Zonal Thermoelectric HVAC System for Automotive Applications  

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Identify a technical and business approach to accelerate the deployment of light-duty automotive TE HVAC technology, maintain occupant comfort, and improve energy efficiency.

173

NWSM 50-1115 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY  

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NWSM 50-1115 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH MANUAL July 16, 2014 #12;NWSM 50-1115 JULY 16, 2014 9 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH MANUAL TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION: 1 FALL PROTECTION.................................................................... 8-1 9 COMPRESSED GAS SAFETY

174

Assessing thermal comfort near glass facades with new tools  

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coatings provide very low SHGC values, other options ofnot improve a calculated SHGC coefficient for the systemfor a solar coating with SHGC = 0.33 If an exterior shade is

Hoffmann, Sabine; Jedek, Christoph; Arens, Edward

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Occupational Medical Surveillance System (OMSS) PIA, Idaho National...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

National Laboratory Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Tracking Database, INL Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program...

176

Pantex Occupational Health System (OHS), National Nuclear Security...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Pantex Occupational Health System (OHS), National Nuclear Security Administration Pantex Site Office Pantex Occupational Health System (OHS), National Nuclear Security...

177

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.

178

Ethical Issues in Occupational Health  

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ETillCAL ISSUES IN ETillCAL ISSUES IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH Mary L. Doyle, MPH, RN, COHN-S/CM DOE Headquarters January 17, 2002 OH Ethical Issues * Autonomy * Confidentiality * Right to Know * Putcmalism * Informed Consent OH Ethical Issues * Beneficence: Actions that contribute to the welfare of others - Engineering controls - Exposure monitoring/ walk throughs - Health screening/ Health surveillance - Health promotion - Occupational Health Research Ethical Principles * Autonomy: The right to self-determination * Nonmaleficence: The duty to do no harm * Beneficence: Actions that contribute to the welfare of others * .Justice: Fairness or giving person what is due them OH Ethical Issues * Nonmale.ficence - High risk jobs - Second Party induced Hazards - Incompetent , wtethical, illegal practices

179

Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA)  

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Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Tracking Database, INL Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Tracking Database, INL Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Tracking Database, INL Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Tracking Database, INL Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program More Documents & Publications LM Records Handling System (LMRHS01) - Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, Office of Legacy Management

180

Improving Building Comfort and Energy Savings of the McKenzie Airport Terminal by Maintaining and Improving Pneumatic Control Systems  

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McKenzie Airport Terminal is located at Easterwood Airport, which is owned and operated by Texas A&M University. It was built in 1988. Most all HVAC equipment, which includes boiler, chiller, pumps, AHUs and exhaust fans, due to lack of maintenance...

Liu, C.; Bruner, H. L.; Deng, S.; Brundidge, T.; Turner, W. D.; Claridge, D. E.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Jmtland County Energy Agency Comfortable use of wood pellets in one-family houses in  

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Sustainable communities Utilities Solar energy User behaviour ESCOs Biomass Education Architects and engineersJämtland County Energy Agency Sweden 1 Comfortable use of wood pellets in one-family houses in Jämtland County Jämtland County Energy Agency, Sweden Summary Energikontoret has, in co

182

Comfort-Aware Home Energy Management Under Market-Based Demand-Response  

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Comfort-Aware Home Energy Management Under Market-Based Demand-Response Jin Xiao, Jian Li, Raouf-based pricing. In peak capping, each home is allocated an energy quota. In market-based pricing, the price of energy varies based on market supply-demand. Market-based This research was supported by World Class

Boutaba, Raouf

183

Near-Optimal Tracking for Residents' Comfort in Context-Aware Heterogeneous Smart Environments  

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......phone. The average computational...indoor (home) network...optimize the energy consumption. In Fig...the optimal energy consumption process is...inhabitant's average comfort with...picture of the home-automation...chosen the average number of...6. Daily energy consumption. TRACKING......

Navrati Saxena; Abhishek Roy; Jitae Shin

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Comfort, Indoor Air Quality, and Energy Consumption in Low Energy Homes  

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This report documents the results of an in-depth evaluation of energy consumption and thermal comfort for two potential net zero-energy homes (NZEHs) in Massachusetts, as well as an indoor air quality (IAQ) evaluation performed in conjunction with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

Engelmann, P.; Roth, K.; Tiefenbeck, V.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

A Very Comfortable, Energy-Efficient Home: How You Can Make It Happen!  

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Dr. Jeff Christian, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, January 14, 2010. The first in a series of Sustainability at Home seminars that tap ORNL expertise to help you move toward sustainability-while increasing your comfort and, over time, decreasing your costs at home.

Dr. Jeff Christian

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

The Spacing of Ceiling Fans for Human Comfort in Warm Temperature Conditions  

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Airspeed tests of a commercially popular 52 in. ceiling fan operating at a low speed of 155 fpm provided sufficient airspeed for comfort to 82F in an average floor area of 97.2 ft^2 beneath the fan. When operating at maximum speed, the average floor...

Spain, S.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Comfort Conditions in a Habitat for Humanity House in Central Texas  

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This paper presents preliminary results of an analysis of measured comfort conditions for a Habitat for humanity house in central Texas. In the case study house indoor-outdoor temperature, humidity and C02 levels have been monitored in an attempt...

Kootin-Sanwu, V.; Haberl, J. S.; Kim, B.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Occupational Medicine - Assistant PIA, Idaho National Laboratory...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Surveillance System (OMSS) PIA, Idaho National Laboratory Occupational Injury & Illness System (01&15) PIA, Idaho National Laboratory PIA - INL Education Programs Business Enclave...

189

Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 1974 Report  

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

The Seventh Annual Report of Radiation Exposures for AEC & AEC Contractor Employees analyzes occupational radiation exposures at the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and its contractor employees during 1974.

190

Occupational Radiation Exposure | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Radiation Exposure Welcome The Occupational Radiation Exposure Information page on this web page is intended to provide the latest available information on radiation exposure to...

191

Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act...  

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Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Integrated Support Center (ISC) ISC Home About Services Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Privacy Act...

192

Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and High  

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High Occupancy Vehicle High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lane Exemption to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lane Exemption on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lane Exemption on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lane Exemption on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lane Exemption on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lane Exemption on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: High

193

Occupational Safety & Health Criteria & Review Approach Documents |  

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Occupational Safety & Health Criteria & Review Approach Documents Occupational Safety & Health Criteria & Review Approach Documents Occupational Safety & Health Criteria & Review Approach Documents Documents Available for Download CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Idaho MF-628 Drum Treatment Facility CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Los Alamos National Laboratory TA 55 SST Facility CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor Contractor ORR

194

Stochastic Modeling of Overtime Occupancy and Its Application in Building Energy Simulation and Calibration  

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Overtime is a common phenomenon around the world. Overtime drives both internal heat gains from occupants, lighting and plug-loads, and HVAC operation during overtime periods. Overtime leads to longer occupancy hours and extended operation of building services systems beyond normal working hours, thus overtime impacts total building energy use. Current literature lacks methods to model overtime occupancy because overtime is stochastic in nature and varies by individual occupants and by time. To address this gap in the literature, this study aims to develop a new stochastic model based on the statistical analysis of measured overtime occupancy data from an office building. A binomial distribution is used to represent the total number of occupants working overtime, while an exponential distribution is used to represent the duration of overtime periods. The overtime model is used to generate overtime occupancy schedules as an input to the energy model of a second office building. The measured and simulated cooling energy use during the overtime period is compared in order to validate the overtime model. A hybrid approach to energy model calibration is proposed and tested, which combines ASHRAE Guideline 14 for the calibration of the energy model during normal working hours, and a proposed KS test for the calibration of the energy model during overtime. The developed stochastic overtime model and the hybrid calibration approach can be used in building energy simulations to improve the accuracy of results, and better understand the characteristics of overtime in office buildings.

Sun, Kaiyu; Yan , Da; Hong , Tianzhen; Guo, Siyue

2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Study of Performance, Comfort, and Sizing of Two Variable-Speed Heat Pumps Installed in a Single 2-Story Residence  

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With the recent advancements in the application of variable-speed (VS) compressors to residential HVAC systems, opportunities are now available to size heat pumps (HPs) to more effectively meet heating and cooling loads in many of the climate zones in the US with limited use of inefficient resistance heat. This is in contrast to sizing guidance for traditional single-speed HPs that limits the ability to oversize with regard to cooling loads, because of risks of poor dehumidification during the cooling season and increased cycling losses. VS-drive HPs can often run at 30-40% of their rated cooling capacity to reduce cycling losses, and can adjust fan speed to provide better indoor humidity control. Detailed air-side performance data was collected on two VS-drive heat pumps installed in a single unoccupied research house in Knoxville, TN, a mixed-humid climate. One system provided space conditioning for the upstairs, while the other unit provided space conditioning for the downstairs. Occupancy was simulated by operating the lights, shower, appliances, other plug loads, etc. to simulate the sensible and latent loads imposed on the building space by internal electric loads and human occupants according to the Building America Research Benchmark (2008). The seasonal efficiency and energy use of the units are calculated. Annual energy use is compared to that of the single speed minimum efficiency HPs tested in the same house previously. Sizing of the units relative to the measured building load and manual J design load calculations is examined. The impact of the unit sizing with regards to indoor comfort is also evaluated.

Munk, Jeffrey D [ORNL; Odukomaiya, Adewale O [ORNL; Gehl, Anthony C [ORNL; Jackson, Roderick K [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The 1986 residential occupant survey  

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In 1986, Pacific Northwest Laboratory developed the Residential Occupant Survey-Spring '86, which was implemented. The overall purpose of the study was to collect demographic, attitudinal, and behavioral data related to the use and conservation of electricity in dwellings participating in the Bonneville Power Administration's End-Use Load and Conservation Assessment Program (ELCAP). Information was collected on the respondents' perceptions of the energy efficiency of their dwelling, temperature the dwelling was kept when people were at home and awake during the last heating season, which rooms, if any, were not heated during the last heating season, number of times the dwelling was unoccupied for at least one week, number of times pets were let out of the dwelling per day, attitudes toward energy use and conservation and several socio-demographic variables such as age, sex, and total household income. The results of the data analyses showed age to be an important factor for reported indoor temperature and perceived energy efficiency of the dwelling. The results also showed that almost 60% of the ELCAP occupants do not heat one or more rooms during the heating season, and almost 45% of the ELCAP dwellings were unoccupied for at least one week during the reporting period. In terms of the reported allocation of household income for household energy expenses, the results showed that the reported dollar amount spent for the expenses remained relatively constant over income levels.

Ivey, D.L.; Alley, P.K.

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 27 - Why do we neglect the proof? Advantages without disadvantages: Solar Energy can give more comfortable, healthier homes and sunnier streets Why is passive solar design no daily practice all over the world?  

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Publisher Summary The Schiedam experience was followed by some more building plans in other towns. Still, today passive solar design in the Netherlands seldom or never is the basic design rule for new construction. The possibility of lower energy bills, less greenhouse gasses, more comfortable homes, and better streets still is greatly ignored in new building plans. Passive solar designs give no market place to extra products or to extra sell, only the final occupant gets a better product. The possibility of this better product (at no extra cost) obviously is not an incentive that is strong enough in most markets. Government should encourage this strongly if the greenhouse effect is taken seriously and when it is realized that fossil fuels in the society are used at a frightening high speed.

Chris Zydeveld

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simple automatic supervisory control system for office building based on energy-saving decoupling indoor comfort control  

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Abstract This work proposes a simple automatic supervisory control system (ASCS) that is based on an energy-saving decoupling indoor comfort control (ESDICC) for regulating the indoor comforts of an office building. Three energy-saving indoor comfort control algorithms are modified to yield the ESDICC algorithms. The ESDICC-based ASCS is modeled using a Petri net (PN), whose graph is presented in detail and whose dynamics are thoroughly described. Results of two test cases demonstrate the simplicity of the operations of ESDICC-based ASCS and the energy-saving effect of the ESDICC algorithms.

Shin-Yeu Lin; Shih-Ching Chiu; Wei-Yuan Chen

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER UGA OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH  

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UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER UGA OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH APPROVAL FOR PHYSICAL EXAMS, EYE EXAMS, LAB WORK No Faculty/Staff: Yes No UGA Employment: Full-Time Part-Time New to Occupational Health Program? Yes No E: Release of Information: I authorize the University Health Center ("UHC") at The University of Georgia

Arnold, Jonathan

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Demo Abstract: TOSS: Thermal Occupancy Sensing System  

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to a building's energy management system in order to control the Heating, Ventilation, Air Condition- ing, (HVAC, Measurement, Performance Keywords Occupancy sensing, Occupancy-based HVAC 1. INTRODUCTION To increase energy materials harnessing passive solar technologies along with increasingly efficient HVAC systems have

Cerpa, Alberto E.

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Comfort demand leading the optimization to energy supply from the Smart Grid  

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). The control of loads in the building, may also be a resource to the grid using the flexibilities in service of the grid in Demand Side Management (DSM) scenarios as so called Demand Response (DR) or Load Control (LC). (Callaway and Hiskens 2011) However... of energy management, building management, and comfort management have to be developed to anticipate on the coming possible changes on Demand Side Management by Demand Response (DR) and Load Control (LC). This study is a first step towards...

Aduba,K.; Zeiler,W.; Boxem,G.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Literature Review of Airflow Fluid Characteristics and their Impact on Human Thermal Comfort  

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adaptability to the environment among natural ventilated building [1-3, 13]. Based on this conclusion, if passive or mechanical method can be used to create a stimulating natural environment in building space, environment suited for human physiological... were important factors to influence thermal comfort and the airflow at the frequency range of 0.3-0.5Hz is the most sensitive to cause draught. In 2000, Xia[9] systematically studied the influence of turbulence intensity and frequency of fluctuant...

Zhao, R.; Zhang, Y.; Yu, N.; Di, H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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aggregated occupational cohorts: Topics by E-print Network  

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on Occupation Caf Wednesday,November 2,2011 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm Handy, Todd C. 33 Newsletter of The Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy Engineering...

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Motor Exhaust-related Occupations and Bladder Cancer  

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...Epidemiological Investigations Motor Exhaust-related Occupations...occupations with potential exposure to motor exhaust and bladder cancer risk...residentialhistory, sourceofdrinking water, fluid intake, use of hair...association between employment in a motor exhaust-related occupation...

Debra T. Silverman; Robert N. Hoover; Thomas J. Mason; and G. Marie Swanson

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relationships between objective acoustic indices and acoustic comfort evaluation in nonacoustic spaces  

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Much attention has been paid to acoustic spaces such as concert halls and recording studios whereas research on nonacoustic buildings/spaces has been rather limited especially from the viewpoint of acoustic comfort. In this research a series of case studies has been carried out on this topic considering various spaces including shopping mall atrium spaces library reading rooms football stadia swimming spaces churches dining spaces as well as urban open public spaces. The studies focus on the relationships between objective acoustic indices such as sound pressure level and reverberation time and perceptions of acoustic comfort. The results show that the acoustic atmosphere is an important consideration in such spaces and the evaluation of acoustic comfort may vary considerably even if the objective acoustic indices are the same. It is suggested that current guidelines and technical regulations are insufficient in terms of acoustic design of these spaces and the relationships established from the case studies between objective and subjective aspects would be useful for developing further design guidelines. [Work supported partly by the British Academy.

Jian Kang

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of thermal comfort using combined CFD and experimentation study in a test room equipped with a cooling ceiling  

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temperature gradient is less than 1°C/m, which corresponds to the standards recommendations. A comparison a good indoor thermal comfort. Heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, which consume

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA)  

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Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Tracking System PIA, Office of Business Operations Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Tracking System PIA, Office of Business Operations Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Tracking System PIA, Office of Business Operations Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Tracking System PIA, Office of Business Operations More Documents & Publications Enenrgy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Tracking System, PIA, Savannah River Operations Office Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Tracking Database, INL Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation

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LM Records Handling System (LMRHS01) - Energy Employees Occupational...  

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Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, Office of Legacy Management LM Records Handling System (LMRHS01) - Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation...

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FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (FEOSH) PROGRAM...  

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FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (FEOSH) PROGRAM OVERVIEW FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (FEOSH) PROGRAM OVERVIEW Congress established Public Law...

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CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Oak Ridge National Laboratory...  

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Occupational Safety & Health - Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor Contractor ORR CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux...

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CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Oak Ridge National Laboratory...  

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Occupational Safety & Health - Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor...

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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY QUALIFICATION STANDARD REFERENCE GUIDE  

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Qualification Standard Qualification Standard Reference Guide JULY 2011 Occupational Safety This page is intentionally blank. Table of Contents i FIGURES ...................................................................................................................................... iii TABLES ........................................................................................................................................ iv ACRONYMS ................................................................................................................................. v PURPOSE ...................................................................................................................................... 1 SCOPE ........................................................................................................................................... 1

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Headquarters Occupational Health Clinics | Department of Energy  

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Headquarters Headquarters Occupational Health Clinics Headquarters Occupational Health Clinics The Department of Energy recognizes the importance of maintaining a healthy and fit Federal workforce. To that end, our occupational health care professionals at the Headquarters Occupational Health Clinics in Forrestal and Germantown provide the following services: Walk-in care. Assessment, nursing care and follow-up for minor illnesses and injuries on a walk-in basis. First-response. Emergency treatment to any employee, contractor or visitor experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency. Wellness seminars. A variety of workshops designed to educate participants on a wide range of health-related topics. Physician directed services: For employees whose physician has directed medical care such as allergy injections, blood pressure

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Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 1990 Report  

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The Twenty-third Annual Report of Radiation Exposures for DOE & DOE Contractor Employees analyzes occupational radiation exposures at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractor employees during 1990.

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Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 1991 Report  

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The Twenty-fourth Annual Report of Radiation Exposures for DOE & DOE Contractor Employees analyzes occupational radiation exposures at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractor employees during 1991.

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Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 1989 Report  

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The Twenty-second Annual Report of Radiation Exposures for DOE & DOE Contractor Employees analyzes occupational radiation exposures at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractor employees during 1989.

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Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 1986 Report  

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The Nineteenth Annual Report of Radiation Exposures for DOE & DOE Contractor Employees analyzes occupational radiation exposures at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractor employees during 1986.

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Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 1982 Report  

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The Fifteenth Annual Report of Radiation Exposures for DOE & DOE Contractor Employees analyzes occupational radiation exposures at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractor employees during 1982.

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Order Module--NNSA OCCUPATIONAL RADIATION PROTECTION  

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The familiar level of this module is designed to provide the basic information to meet the requirements that are related to 10 CFR 835, “Occupational Radiation Protection,” in the following DOE...

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Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 1983 Report  

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The Sixteenth Annual Report of Radiation Exposures for DOE & DOE Contractor Employees analyzes occupational radiation exposures at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractor employees during 1983.

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Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 1980 Report  

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The Thirteenth Annual Report of Radiation Exposures for DOE & DOE Contractor Employees analyzes occupational radiation exposures at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractor employees during 1980.

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Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 1979 Report  

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The Twelfth Annual Report of Radiation Exposures for DOE & DOE Contractor Employees analyzes occupational radiation exposures at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractor employees during 1979.

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Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 1987 Report  

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The Twentieth Annual Report of Radiation Exposures for DOE & DOE Contractor Employees analyzes occupational radiation exposures at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractor employees during 1987.

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Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 1985 Report  

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The Eighteenth Annual Report of Radiation Exposures for DOE & DOE Contractor Employees analyzes occupational radiation exposures at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractor employees during 1985.

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Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 1984 Report  

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The Seventeenth Annual Report of Radiation Exposures for DOE & DOE Contractor Employees analyzes occupational radiation exposures at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractor employees during 1984.

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Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 1981 Report  

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The Fourteenth Annual Report of Radiation Exposures for DOE & DOE Contractor Employees analyzes occupational radiation exposures at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractor employees during 1981.

227

Occupational Radiation Protection Program (10 CFR 835)  

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The occupational radiation protection program is governed by the Rule, specified as 10 CFR 835. The requirements given in 10 CFR 835 are matters of law, punishable by civil and criminal penalties.

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Identity work and control in occupational communities  

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This chapter is about three highly intertwined concepts. The first concerns occupational communities and the work cultures they nourish. The second concerns the work identities that are valued (and devalued) in such ...

Van Maanen, John

229

Bonnyrigg solar village: An analysis of annual energy use and comfort  

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In 1981, 12 solar-efficient houses and 3 standard houses were designed and built for the New South Wales Housing commission near Sydney, Australia. Recently, a pilot study was done to evaluate the energy use and comfort levels in these 15 houses over a two-year period. Heavyweight, well insulated houses, as a group, used the least energy annually, averaging 19,235 MJ in 1983-1984. They are least likely to require winter space heating, which typically contributes 31% of the total energy bill. A trade-off of a well insulated house is less comfort in the summer unless active measures are taken by the residents to open windows in the evenings and close shades in the day for effective cooling. Even so, the four houses with heavyweight wall construction remained in the daytime comfort zone an average of 76% of the time in 1983. The annual energy use in the houses was compared to other studies done in Australia. The average energy consumption of the 12 passive solar homes was 22,687 MJ/year in the two-year period 1983-1984. Bartels (1985) found the average household consumption in New South Wales to be 28,000 MJ. The three control houses used 30,059 MJ/year on average, though the sample size was considerably smaller, and thus more likely to be affected by atypical user behavior. This study provides clear evidence of the effectiveness of solar efficient design in significantly reducing winter heating loads.

Ballinger, J.A.; Di Franco, T.L.; Prasad, D.K. (Univ. of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia))

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Occupant satisfaction with indoor environmental quality in green buildings  

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pollutants, using green materials, giving occupants personal control over operable windows, task air-

Abbaszadeh, S.; Zagreus, Leah; Lehrer, D.; Huizenga, C

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

From comfort to kilowatts: An integrated assessment of electricity conservation in Thailand's commercial sector  

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This document contains Appendix A, B, and C. In Appendix A, we are working as part of a research project with King Monkut's Institute of Technology, Thonburi, and the University of California, Berkeley (USA) to determine how people respond to the thermal environment inside buildings. We have prepared a short questionnaire which will survey thermal comfort. Our plan is to survey each building during each of three seasons over this year (e.g. hot, rainy, and cool seasons). Appendix B contains supporting technical documentation on conservation potential and Appendix C contains documentation on utility impacts.

Busch, J.F. Jr.

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comfort by Design: An Introduction to HVAC's Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Technology  

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Comfort by Design An Introduction to HVAC’s Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Technology Keith Reihl kreihl@hvac.mea.com ESL-KT-14-11-13 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 HVAC Market Overview 0% 27% 9% 5% 4... Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 How LOUD is a traditional HVAC unit? 33 dB(A) Library 50 dB(A) Refrigerator 60 dB(A) Conversation 78 dB(A) Vacuum 25 dB(A) Recording Studio 65-75 dB(A) Residential 3-ton HVAC Unit How Q IET are VRF...

Reihl,K.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Enenrgy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA)  

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Enenrgy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Enenrgy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Tracking System, PIA, Savannah River Operations Office Enenrgy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Tracking System, PIA, Savannah River Operations Office Enenrgy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Tracking System, PIA, Savannah River Operations Office Enenrgy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Tracking System, PIA, Savannah River Operations Office More Documents & Publications Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Tracking System PIA, Office of Business Operations PIA - Savannah River Nuclear Solution (SRNS) Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA)

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Authorization for High Occupancy Vehicle  

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Authorization for High Authorization for High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Authorization for High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Authorization for High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Authorization for High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Authorization for High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Authorization for High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Authorization for High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on

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Occupational Exposures and Risk of Gastric Cancer in a Population-basedCase-Control Study  

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...98 0.59 -1.61 00 Technicians/Engineers Ever 52 /120 0.90 0.63-1.28...dioxins. The chemical occupational environment Zenz C. Dickerson O. B. Horvath E...trends seem to follow improvements in the environment of blue-collar workers, but the etiological...

Anna Mia Ekström; Mikael Eriksson; Lars-Erik Hansson; Anders Lindgren; Lisa Beth Signorello; Olof Nyrén; and Lennart Hardell

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Abstract Existing strategies for residential energy savings through physical renovation or motivating occupant energy conservation behavior can be costly and/or have transitory effects. Focusing on multi-family dwellings, an important subset of the urban residential sector, we propose an Energy Saving Alignment Strategy (ESAS) that has advantageous cost-effectiveness and a long-lasting influence. By aligning the distribution of residents’ thermostat preferences with the indoor temperature, ESAS aims to maximize thermal comfort and, accordingly, energy savings in multi-family buildings where indoor temperatures vary between apartments as a function of apartment orientation and floor level. Using a case study of a 1084-apartment public housing complex in New York, we classify both occupants’ thermostat preferences and apartments’ operative temperatures into five groups, and optimize energy efficiency by assigning each group of occupants to the group of apartments that best aligns with their thermostat preference. We test ESAS in eight cities representing all four U.S. census regions and six climate zones. Simulation results reveal 2.1–42.0% in energy savings compared to random apartment assignments depending on geographic location, with the highest energy reductions occurring in cities with mild climates, where the range of occupant thermostat preferences coincides with the natural indoor temperature range. We conclude by providing suggested guidelines on how ESAS might work in practice, and recommendations for extending ESAS research.

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Upgrade LCDs or TVs with improved ergonomic adjustability  

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Highlights · Upgrade LCDs or TVs with improved ergonomic adjustability · Constant Force (CFTM comfort and productivity · 5 (130 mm) height range easily meets the ergonomic height needs of the average compliant Product Sheet Affordable desktop ergonomics Neo-FlexTM LCD Stand 870-05-067, rev. 03/08/07 www

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238

Connecticut Weatherization Project Improves Lives, Receives National Recognition  

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Several energy-efficient improvements made to a senior care center in New Milford, Connecticut are helping residents live healthier and more comfortable lifestyles. The upgrade to the facility also captured a residential energy efficiency award and is an example for other states.

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption  

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High Occupancy Vehicle High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption  

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption  

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High Occupancy Vehicle High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption  

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High Occupancy Vehicle High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption  

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High Occupancy Vehicle High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

High Occupancy Vehicle High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

High Occupancy Vehicle High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

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E-Print Network 3.0 - assessment occupational health Sample Search...  

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

results for: assessment occupational health Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 UWO Occupational Health Care Policy The Occupational Health Care Policy is designed to ensure that all...

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Chief Medical Officer: Occupational Medicine in Health and Safety  

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Health and Safety Health and Safety Occupational health requirements provide for the medical support of employees through the prevention, management, and compensation of occupational injuries and illnesses. In addition, requirements for the medical assessment of employees working in the nuclear environment provide protection for those employees, their coworkers, and the public. The following policy, guidance, and additional resources may apply. A. General Occupational Health B. Hazard-Specific Occupational Health C. Hazardous Materials Occupational Health D. Nuclear Safety E. Medical Screening and Surveillance F. Former Worker Medical Screening and Compensation G. Epidemiology H. Injury and Illness Reporting and Recordkeeping A. General Occupational Health Federal Employees

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CRAD, Occupational Radiation Protection Program - December 4, 2012 |  

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

Occupational Radiation Protection Program - December 4, 2012 Occupational Radiation Protection Program - December 4, 2012 CRAD, Occupational Radiation Protection Program - December 4, 2012 December 4, 2012 Occupational Radiation Protection Program Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry (HSS CRAD 45-35, Rev. 1) This document provides an overview of the Criteria, Activities, and Lines of Inquiry that will be used to collect information to evaluate occupational radiation protection programs against DOE policy, standards, and regulatory requirements. The approach includes evaluation of essential programmatic elements of radiation protection programs with additional emphasis on implementation of the core functions of integrated safety management. CRAD, Occupational Radiation Protection Program - December 4, 2012

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Impact of Ducting on Heat Pump Water Heater Space Conditioning Energy Use and Comfort  

SciTech Connect

Increasing penetration of heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) in the residential sector will offer an important opportunity for energy savings, with a theoretical energy savings of up to 63% per water heater and up to 11% of residential energy use (EIA 2009). However, significant barriers must be overcome before this technology will reach widespread adoption in the Pacific Northwest region and nationwide. One significant barrier noted by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is the possible interaction with the homes’ space conditioning system for units installed in conditioned spaces. Such complex interactions may decrease the magnitude of whole-house savings available from HPWH installed in the conditioned space in cold climates and could lead to comfort concerns (Larson et al. 2011; Kresta 2012). Modeling studies indicate that the installation location of HPWHs can significantly impact their performance and the resultant whole-house energy savings (Larson et al. 2012; Maguire et al. 2013). However, field data are not currently available to validate these results. This field evaluation of two GE GeoSpring HPWHs in the PNNL Lab Homes is designed to measure the performance and impact on the Lab Home HVAC system of a GE GeoSpring HPWH configured with exhaust ducting compared to an unducted GeoSpring HPWH during heating and cooling season periods; and measure the performance and impact on the Lab Home HVAC system of the GeoSpring HPWH with both supply and exhaust air ducting as compared to an unducted GeoSpring HPWH during heating and cooling season periods. Important metrics evaluated in these experiments include water heater energy use, HVAC energy use, whole house energy use, interior temperatures (as a proxy for thermal comfort), and cost impacts. This technical report presents results from the PNNL Lab Homes experiment.

Widder, Sarah H.; Petersen, Joseph M.; Parker, Graham B.; Baechler, Michael C.

2014-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Lai, D., Guo, D., Hou, Y., Lin, C., and Chen, Q. 2014. "Studies of Outdoor Thermal Comfort in Northern China," Building and Environment, 77, 110-118  

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. In addition, revitalizing outdoor spaces will lead to energy saving inside buildings. As people spend more in Northern China," Building and Environment, 77, 110-118 Studies of Outdoor Thermal Comfort in Northern China comfort, while the Predicted Mean Vote (PMV) overestimated it. The neutral Physiological Equivalent

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy  

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3: March 8, 2010 3: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates on AddThis.com... Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates The average number of persons occupying a car is 1.59 and has not changed

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Annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure | 1992- 1994 Report  

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

The DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure Report, 1992-1994 reports occupational radiation exposures incurred by individuals at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities from 1992 through 1994.

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BULLETIN OF THE UXITED STATES FISH COMMISSION. 151 the old ones and will, consequently, keep the cabin more comfortable in  

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on the engine of Sigsbee sounder, part of the steam lead taken off, and a wooden cover put over the cylinder the cabin more comfortable in cold weather. The springs on the drum of the reeling engine, found to be too in order by the Crosby Valve Company. The &inch . valve stems of the main reversing engines being too light

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Improving the Efficiency of Light-Duty Vehicle HVAC Systems using Zonal Thermoelectric Devices and Comfort Modeling  

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

Summarizes results from a study to identify and demonstrate technical and commercial approaches necessary to accelerate the deployment of zonal TE HVAC systems in light-duty vehicles

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Opportunities for Energy Conservation and Improved Comfort From Wind Washing Retrofits in Two-Story Homes - Part I  

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of wind washing found in this study. Repairs and energy monitoring were completed in six of these homes to evaluate retrofit methods and cost effectiveness of retrofit solutions. These results are discussed in Part II of this paper....

Withers, C. R. Jr.; Cummings, J. B.

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The University of Edinburgh Occupational Health Unit  

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OHF12 1 The University of Edinburgh Occupational Health Unit MANAGEMENT REFERRAL FORM Request Referral Form Please read these notes prior to completion. This form is to be discussed with the individual for referral giving details of any further information which you feel may be useful in helping the OH

Millar, Andrew J.

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Resident Advisor Position Description Occupational Summary  

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Resident Advisor Position Description Occupational Summary The Resident Advisor (RA) is assigned and Residence Hall policies. The Resident Advisor provides programming based on an assessment of the community and individual needs. The responsibilities of the Resident Advisor position are implemented under the supervision

Bogaerts, Steven

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Community Advisor Position Description Occupational Summary  

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Community Advisor Position Description Occupational Summary The Community Advisor (CA) is a full success; personal growth; and responsible citizenship. Terms of Appointment The Community Advisor position Monday, May 12, 2014 (5:00pm). Eligibility The Community Advisor must be a full-time student

Bogaerts, Steven

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Occupational Safety, Health, and Environmental Management  

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of health and safety hazards with the work environment. For the safety professional, the environmentalOccupational Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Certificate Program CorporateTraining extension.uci.edu/corporate #12;Safety and health professionals play an important role in maintaining

Stanford, Kyle

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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH GUIDELINE  

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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH GUIDELINE Subject: Training for the Safe Transportation of Biologics (DOT/IATA Dangerous Goods) Date: 07/03/2006 Revision: 04 Page: 1 of 9 SUMMARY.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulates shipping and receiving of biologics as Dangerous Goods

Shyy, Wei

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Indoor Chemistry: Materials, Ventilation Systems, and Occupant Activities  

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controls 1 Introduction Indoor chemistry is now recognized as an important factor influencing occupant exposure to air pollutants,

Morrison, G.C.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CRAD, Occupational Radiation Protection Program- December 4, 2012  

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

Occupational Radiation Protection Program Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry (HSS CRAD 45-35, Rev. 1)

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MODELING COUNT DATA FROM MULTIPLE SENSORS: A BUILDING OCCUPANCY MODEL  

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MODELING COUNT DATA FROM MULTIPLE SENSORS: A BUILDING OCCUPANCY MODEL Jon Hutchins, Alexander Ihler a probabilistic model for predict- ing the occupancy of a building using networks of people-counting sensors-sensor probabilistic model for building occupancy. Inference for the oc- cupancy model follows in Section 4

Smyth, Padhraic

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MODELING COUNT DATA FROM MULTIPLE SENSORS: A BUILDING OCCUPANCY MODEL  

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MODELING COUNT DATA FROM MULTIPLE SENSORS: A BUILDING OCCUPANCY MODEL Jon Hutchins, Alexander Ihler a probabilistic model for predict­ ing the occupancy of a building using networks of people­counting sensors­sensor probabilistic model for building occupancy. Inference for the oc­ cupancy model follows in Section 4

Ihler, Alexander

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Occupational health and safety specification for construction works contracts  

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Occupational health and safety specification for construction works contracts March 2014 Issued by;#12;Occupational health and safety specification for construction works contracts Contents 1 Scope 1 2 Definitions Health and Safety 1 Specification for Construction Works Contracts Occupational health and safety

Wagner, Stephan

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Post Occupancy Evaluation of Indoor Environmental Quality in Commercial Buildings: Do green buildings have more satisfied occupants?  

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of Indoor Environmental Quality in Commercial Buildings: Do green buildings have more satisfied occupants the promise of a bright future ­ just like the green building movement. i #12;Post Occupancy Evaluation of Indoor Environmental Quality in Commercial buildings: Do green buildings have more satisfied occupants

Kammen, Daniel M.

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FAQS Qualification Card - Occupational Safety | Department of Energy  

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

Qualification Card - Occupational Safety Qualification Card - Occupational Safety FAQS Qualification Card - Occupational Safety A key element for the Department's Technical Qualification Programs is a set of common Functional Area Qualification Standards (FAQS) and associated Job Task Analyses (JTA). These standards are developed for various functional areas of responsibility in the Department, including oversight of safety management programs identified as hazard controls in Documented Safety Analyses (DSA). For each functional area, the FAQS identify the minimum technical competencies and supporting knowledge and skills for a typical qualified individual working in the area. FAQC-OccupationalSafety.docx Description Occupational Safety Qualification Card More Documents & Publications FAQS Qualification Card - Chemical Processing

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Occupational Medicine Workshops and Webinars | Department of Energy  

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

Occupational Medicine Workshops and Webinars Occupational Medicine Workshops and Webinars Occupational Medicine Workshops and Webinars Purpose The DOE Annual Occupational Medicine Workshop & Webinar (OMWW) is a valuable training opportunity established by the Office of Health, Safety, and Security in support of hundreds of medical and allied health professionals located at over four dozen locations across the Department. Their vital work in the field of Occupational Medicine encompasses medical qualification examinations, injury and illness management, disability management, workers' compensation, and much more. This training will advance DOE's mission as follows: By providing medical and allied health professionals (eg, Industrial Hygiene) and their management with updates regarding medical services and

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Development and Field-Testing of a Study Protocol, including a Web-Based Occupant Survey Tool, for Use in Intervention Studies of Indoor Environmental Quality  

SciTech Connect

We developed and pilot-tested an overall protocol for intervention studies to evaluate the effects of indoor environmental changes in office buildings on the health symptoms and comfort of occupants. The protocol includes a web-based survey to assess the occupant's responses, as well as specific features of study design and analysis. The pilot study, carried out on two similar floors in a single building, compared two types of ventilation system filter media. With support from the building's Facilities staff, the implementation of the filter change intervention went well. While the web-based survey tool worked well also, low overall response rates (21-34percent among the three work groups included) limited our ability to evaluate the filter intervention., The total number of questionnaires returned was low even though we extended the study from eight to ten weeks. Because another simultaneous study we conducted elsewhere using the same survey had a high response rate (>70percent), we conclude that the low response here resulted from issues specific to this pilot, including unexpected restrictions by some employing agencies on communication with occupants.

Mendell, Mark; Eliseeva, Ekaterina; Spears, Michael; Fisk, William J.

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Code of Federal Regulations Occupational Radiation Protection; Final Rule |  

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

Code of Federal Regulations Occupational Radiation Protection; Code of Federal Regulations Occupational Radiation Protection; Final Rule Code of Federal Regulations Occupational Radiation Protection; Final Rule The Department of Energy (DOE) is amending its primary standards for occupational radiation protection. This final rule is the culmination of a systematic analysis to identify the elements of a comprehensive radiation protection program and determine those elements of such a program that should be codified as DOE continues its transition from a system of contractually-based nuclear safety standards to regulatory based requirements. Code of Federal Regulations Occupational Radiation Protection; Final Rule More Documents & Publications Code of Federal Regulations PART 835-OCCUPATIONAL RADIATION PROTECTION Order Module--NNSA OCCUPATIONAL RADIATION PROTECTION

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New and Underutilized Technology: Vending Machine Occupancy Sensors |  

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

Vending Machine Occupancy Sensors Vending Machine Occupancy Sensors New and Underutilized Technology: Vending Machine Occupancy Sensors October 7, 2013 - 9:09am Addthis The following information outlines key deployment considerations for vending machine occupancy sensors within the Federal sector. Benefits Vending machine occupancy sensors detect when no people are in the vicinity and powers down beverage vending machines. These systems do not completely turn off compressor, but reduce their run times. Application Vending machine occupancy sensors are applicable in most building categories where vending machines are present. Key Factors for Deployment Occupancy sensors or similar features should be an integral part of new vending machine purchases. Ranking Criteria Federal energy savings, cost-effectiveness, and probability of success are

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PRIVACY IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Occupational Medicine Assistant PIA  

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

Medicine Medicine - Assistant PIA Template Version 3 - May, 2009 Department of Energy Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Guidance is provided in the template. See DOE Order 206.1, Deparlment of Energy Privacy Program, Appendix A, Privacy Impact Assessments, for requirements and additional guidance for conducting a PIA: http://www.directives.doe.gov/pdfs/doe/doetextlneword/206/o2061.pdf Please complete electronically: no hand-written submissions will be accepted. This template may not be modified. MODULE 1- PRIVACY NEEDS ASSESSMENT iDafe 'Depauwerltal El.ment& iSlte June 10, 2009 Idaho National Laboratory Name :of,lnfonnation Systetnol"'ITiPtoJect Occupational Medicine - Assistant Exhlblt;ProJect UID Indirect funded Occupational Safety and Health NewPIA 0 Update D N T 'tl I Contact Information arne I e . , Phone, Email System Owner Local Privacy Act Offtcer

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PRIVACY IMPACT ASSESSMENT: INL Energy Employees' Occupational  

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

INL INL Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Tracking Database PIA Template Version 3 - May, 2009 Department of Energy Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Guidance Is provided In the template. See DOE Order 206.1, Department of Energy Privacy Program, Appendix A, Privacy Impact Assessments, for requirements and additional guidance for conducting a PIA: http://www.directives.doe.gov/pdfs/doe/doetextlneword/206/o2061.pdf Please complete electronically: no hand-written submissions will be accepted. This template may not be modified. MODULE 1- PRIVACY NEEDS ASSESSMENT Date Departmental Element &Site June 11, 2009 Idaho National Laboratory Building 616 Willow Creek Building Name of Information Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) System or IT ProJect Tracking Database Exhibit Project

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Headquarters Occupational Safety and Health Program  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

To implement the Occupational Safety and Health Program for Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters employees as an element of the DOE Integrated Safety Management System. Cancels: HQ 3790.2A. Canceled by DOE O 251.91. This directive was reviewed and certified as current and necessary by Bruce M. Carnes, Director, Office of Management, Budget and Evaluation/Chief Financial Officer, 9/18/02. Canceled by DOE N 251.91.

2001-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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From comfort to kilowatts: An integrated assessment of electricity conservation in Thailand's commercial sector  

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Thailand serves as a case study of the potential to conserve electricity in the fast-growing commercial sectors of the tropical developing world. We performed a field study of over 1100 Thai office workers in which a questionnaire survey and simultaneous physical measurements were taken. Both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned buildings were included. We analyzed Thai subjective responses on the ASHRAE, McIntyre and other rating scales, relating them to Effective Temperature, demographics, and to rational indices of warmth such as PMV and TSENS. These results suggest that without sacrificing comfort, significant energy conservation opportunities exist through the relaxation of upper space temperature limits. To investigate the potential for conserving energy in a cost-effective manner, we performed a series of parametric simulations using the DOE-2.1D computer program on three commercial building prototypes based on actual buildings in Bangkok; an office, a hotel, and a shopping center. We investigated a wide range of energy conservation measures appropriate for each building type, from architectural measures to HVAC equipment and control solutions. The best measures applied in combination into high efficiency cases can generate energy savings in excess of 50%. Economic analyses performed for the high efficiency cases, resulted in costs of conserved energy of less than and internal rates of return in excess of 40%. Thermal cool storage, cogeneration, and gas cooling technology showed promise as cost-effective electric load management strategies.

Busch, J.F. Jr.

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Revealing Occupancy Patterns in Office Buildings Through the use of Annual Occupancy Sensor Data  

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Energy simulation programs like DOE-2 and EnergyPlus are tools that have been proven to aid with energy calculations to predict energy use in buildings. Some inputs to energy simulation models are relatively easy to find, including building size, orientation, construction materials, and HVAC system size and type. Others vary with time (e.g. weather and occupancy) and some can be a challenge to estimate in order to create an accurate simulation. In this paper, the analysis of occupancy sensor data for a large commercial, multi-tenant office building is presented. It details occupancy diversity factors for private offices and summarizes the same for open offices, hallways, conference rooms, break rooms, and restrooms in order to better inform energy simulation parameters. Long-term data were collected allowing results to be presented to show variations of occupancy diversity factors in private offices for time of day, day of the week, holidays, and month of the year. The diversity factors presented differ as much as 46% from those currently published in ASHRAE 90.1 2004 energy cost method guidelines, a document referenced by energy modelers regarding occupancy diversity factors for simulations. This may result in misleading simulation results and may introduce inefficiencies in the final equipment and systems design.

Carlos Duarte; Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg; Craig Rieger

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE ROLE OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY IN ORGANIZATIONAL TRUST, AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE ORGANIZATIONAL RESULTS 1  

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Abstract: Today, trust in work environment is one of important sources of competitive advantage. While today organizations, strongly need organizational trust for their success, development of it get one of the main concerns of today organizations ’ management. On the other hand, according to scientists ’ opinions, management of occupational safety can enhance organizational trust. Positive and effective relationship between occupational safety and organizational trust, increase and simplify organizational relations, and as a result, will improve working operation and efficiency. Purpose of this study was operational study, and method of gathering data was scientific-comparative. Statistical population of this research is TV and Radio staffs of Markazi province. Iran, and analyzed statistical model participants are 160 persons. Information gathering method of this research is questionnaire and operativeadmission analyze test, used to data analyzing, and finally all of study hypothesizes admitted. Results of research hypothesis examination suggested that occupational safety has positive effect on organizational trust. In addition, occupational safety also has effects on organizational working outcome, and finally, organizational trust has positive effect on organizational working outcome.

Habibollah Javanmard; Sahar Havasi; Islamic Azad

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The exposure–damage approach in the quantification of occupational risk in workplaces involving dangerous substances  

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The work proposes a new approach for the quantification of occupational risk overcoming the limitations of the common qualitative methodologies widely used by industry and authorities. The proposed methodological approach has been developed at the Technical University of Crete and is based on the principles of quantitative risk assessment (QRA) for the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances. It aims at establishing a systematic risk analysis tool for the quantitative assessment of occupational risk. The index of ‘individual occupational risk’ is introduced as a probability function of four variables, normalized over actual working time: the frequency of an active hazard, the probability of an employee being present at a work-place, the extent of distinct consequence zones and the employee vulnerability. The methodology has been applied to several industrial environments and has verified its potentiality to provide documented support on important decisions on occupational (health and safety) improving measures related to process safety conditions, job management, protective systems, consequence mitigation measures and personal protective measures.

G.A. Papadakis; A.A. Chalkidou

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Occupational ALARA Program Guide for Use with Title 10, CFR, Part 835, Occupational Radiation Protection  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

This Guide provides an acceptable methodology for establishing and operating an occupational "as low as is reasonably achievable" (ALARA) program that will comply with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requirements specified in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 835, Occupational Radiation Protection (DOE 1998a), hereinafter referred to as 10 CFR 835. For completeness, this Guide also references detailed guidance provided in the DOE-STD-1098-99, RADIOLOGICAL CONTROL (DOE 1999a), hereinafter referred to as the RCS.

1999-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Awards Hanford Site Occupational Medical Services Contract | Department  

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

Occupational Medical Services Contract Occupational Medical Services Contract DOE Awards Hanford Site Occupational Medical Services Contract June 8, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Cameron Hardy 509-308-4947 Cameron.hardy@rl.gov Cincinnati - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that HPM Corporation, of Kennewick, Washington has been awarded an estimated $99 million contract to provide Occupational Medical Services at the DOE Hanford Site. HPM is a certified minority-owned, women-owned small business. This is a two-year hybrid contract with four-one-year option periods that includes firm-fixed price with award fee, cost reimbursement, and Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) components. As the Occupational Medical Services Contractor, HPM Corporation will: Provide occupational medical services to approximately 8,000

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) High Occupancy  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Hybrid Electric Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hybrid

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Using an Occupant Energy Index for Achieving Zero Energy Homes  

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of the occupants from the house, turn off all of the HVAC systems, flip off the lights and unplug all the appliances. Is the result a zero energy home? Most would think not, because once the occupants return the odds are good that consumption...-conservative occupants, an ENERGY STAR refrigerator and a best-available efficiency refrigerator were modeled, as well as no refrigerator at all. These modifications impacted the appliances, heating and cooling energy consumption of the baseline home...

Dean, B.; Gamble, D.; Kaiser, D.; Meisegeier, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems and methods for sensing occupancy  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A computer implemented method for sensing occupancy of a workspace includes creating a difference image that represents luminance differences of pixels in past and current images of the workspace resulting from motion in the workspace, determining motion occurring in regions of the workspace based on the difference image, and altering a workspace environment based at least in part on the determined motion. The method also includes determining which pixels in the difference image represent persistent motion that can be ignored and determining which pixels representing motion in the difference image are invalid because the pixels are isolated from other pixels representing motion.

Dasu, Aravind; Mathias, Dean; Liu, Chenguang; Christensen, Randy; Christensen, Bruce

2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Occupant satisfaction with indoor environmental quality in green buildings  

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Environmental Quality in Green Buildings S. Abbaszadeh 1 ,office buildings, comparing green with non-green buildings.On average, occupants in green buildings were more satisfied

Abbaszadeh, S.; Zagreus, Leah; Lehrer, D.; Huizenga, C

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PIA - Richland Occupational Injury and Illness | Department of...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Injury and Illness More Documents & Publications Occupational Injury & Illness System (01&15) PIA, Idaho National Laboratory PIA - Bonneville Power Adminstration Ethics Helpline...

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Occupational Medicine Implications of Engineered Nanoscale Particulate Matter  

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Safety in Nanotechnology Research Occupational Medicinenanotechnology revolution promises dramatic advancements in science, technology, medicineMedicine Implications of Engineered Nanoscale Particulate Matter The emerging nanotechnology

Kelly, Richard J.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Fiscal Year 2013 Department of Energy Annual Occupational Safety...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Fiscal Year 2013 Department of Energy Annual Occupational Safety and Health Report for Federal Employees to the Secretary of Labor Fiscal Year 2013 Department of Energy Annual...

288

Fiscal Year 2012 Department of Energy Annual Occupational Safety...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Fiscal Year 2012 Department of Energy Annual Occupational Safety and Health Report for Federal Employees to the Secretary of Labor Fiscal Year 2012 Department of Energy Annual...

289

PIA - Savannah River Nuclear Solution (SRNS) MedGate Occupational...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Occupational Health and Safety Medical System (OHS) (Includes the Drug and Alcohol Testing System (Assistant)) PIA - Savannah River Nuclear Solution (SRNS) MedGate...

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Patch Occupancy Models of Metapopulation Dynamics: Ef?cient ...  

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with spatial data on patch occupancyv The latter data are more readily available. ... and it can be adapted to any stochastic patch occupancy model of ...

291

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

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

California at Davis, University of

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Shading Systems  

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Architects strive to improve the comfort of building occupants with respect to daylight and views to the outside. The result is large vision areas in façades, but these can have excessive solar gains. Shading ...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Occupational safety and health law handbook  

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This book reviews the regulations and standards governing the protection of employees in the workplace and provides insight into dealing with pertinent regulations and regulatory authorities. Written for safety professionals, industrial hygienists, human resource professionals, attorneys, and students, this companion to Government Institutes' best-selling ``Environmental Law Handbook'' offers the legal fundamentals behind occupational safety and health laws in one concise and authoritative volume. In 19 chapters, the authoring law firm of Keller and Heckman cover the OSHAct and its development; OSHA, NIOSH, and OSHRC; the roles played by other regulatory agencies; the OSHA rulemaking process; OSHA Standards and the General Duty Clause; record keeping and reporting; employers' and employees' rights; inspections; violations, penalties, and how to contest them; criminal prosecutions; state plans; industry-specific issues; OSHA reform; and international regulations and standards. This book references approximately 400 seminal OSHA legal decisions from the approximately 1,300 cases on record and includes coverage of Canadian and European Community regulations, making it the first comprehensive global overview of occupational safety and health law.

Sarvadi, D.G. [ed.; Keller; Heckman

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal comfort, skin temperature distribution, and sensible heat loss distribution in the sitting posture in various asymmetric radiant fields  

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This study aimed at investigating the thermal comfort for the whole body as well as for certain local areas, skin temperatures, and sensible heat losses in various asymmetric radiant fields. Human subject experiments were conducted to assess the overall comfort sensation and local discomfort, and local skin temperatures were measured. Through thermal manikin experiments, we discovered a new method for the precise measurement of the local sensible heat loss in nonuniform thermal environments. The local sensible heat losses were measured by the use of a thermal manikin that had the same local skin temperatures as the human subjects. The experimental conditions consisted of the anterior–posterior, right–left, and up–down asymmetric thermal environments created by radiation panels. A total of 35 thermal environmental conditions were created ranging from 25.5 to 30.5 °C for air temperature, from 11.5 to 44.5 °C for surface temperature of radiation panels, from 40% RH to 50% RH for humidity, and less than 0.05 m/s for inlet air velocity to the climatic chamber. The local skin temperature changed depending on the environmental thermal nonuniformity, even if the mean skin temperature remained almost the same. It is essential to use the skin temperature distribution as well as mean skin temperature for expressing thermal comfort in nonuniform environments. The local sensible heat loss changed depending on the environmental thermal nonuniformity, even if the mean sensible heat loss remained almost the same. The relationship between the local skin temperature and local sensible heat loss cannot be depicted by a simple line; instead, it varies depending on the environmental thermal nonuniformity. The local heat discomfort in the head area was dependent on both the local skin temperature and local sensible heat loss. However, the local cold discomfort in the foot area was related only to the local skin temperature.

Tomonori Sakoi; Kazuyo Tsuzuki; Shinsuke Kato; Ryozo Ooka; Doosam Song; Shengwei Zhu

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Occupancy Modeling and Prediction for Building Energy Management  

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Heating, cooling and ventilation accounts for 35% energy usage in the United States. Currently, most modern buildings still condition rooms assuming maximum occupancy rather than actual usage. As a result, rooms are often over-conditioned needlessly. ... Keywords: HVAC, Occupancy, demand response, energy savings, machine learning, ventilation

Varick L. Erickson, Miguel Á. Carreira-Perpiñán, Alberto E. Cerpa

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg Occupational health and safety  

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Effective safety at work can be accomplished only if the employees cooperate. You are obligated to · payAlbert Ludwig University of Freiburg Occupational health and safety Leaflet for employees Numerous laws and regulations have been passed to guarantee occupational health and safety. Industrial safety

Schindelhauer, Christian

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MINUTES OF THE JOINT OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE (JOHSC) MEETING  

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, e.g. the Health Care Corporation, Basic Medical Sciences, Pharmacy, etc. and that no definite safetyMINUTES OF THE JOINT OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE (JOHSC) MEETING Wednesday, February 7 as the Committee's newest member. Dr. LeFort has completed the Occupational Health & Safety Certification Training

deYoung, Brad

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Free Space Computation Using Stochastic Occupancy Grids and Dynamic Programming  

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1 Free Space Computation Using Stochastic Occupancy Grids and Dynamic Programming Hern´an Badino1Chrysler AG, Stuttgart Abstract. The computation of free space available in an environment is an essential, which builds a stochastic occupancy grid to address the free space problem as a dynamic pro- gramming

Mester, Rudolf

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ThermoSense: Occupancy Thermal Based Sensing for HVAC Control  

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ThermoSense: Occupancy Thermal Based Sensing for HVAC Control Alex Beltran Elect. Eng. & Comp Occupancy Sensing, Thermal Sensing, HVAC Control 1. INTRODUCTION From 1980 to 2010, energy in the United, November 13-14 2013, Rome, Italy. Copyright 2013 ACM 978-1-4503-2431-1/13/11 ...$15.00. (HVAC) consumed 42

Cerpa, Alberto E.

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Occupancy-Driven Energy Management for Smart Building Automation  

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Occupancy-Driven Energy Management for Smart Building Automation Yuvraj Agarwal, Bharathan Balaji Buildings are among the largest consumers of electricity in the US. A significant portion of this energy use a building simulation framework and the occupancy information from our testbed, we show potential energy sav

Gupta, Rajesh

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UNCORRECTED Patch occupancy of North American mammals: is  

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UNCORRECTED PROOF Patch occupancy of North American mammals: is patchiness in the eye, USA Abstract Aim Intraspecific variation in patch occupancy often is related to physical features environments typically exhibit non-random distributions in which local assemblages of species-poor patches

Swihart, Robert K. "Rob"

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An examination of factors affecting high occupancy/toll lane demand  

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In recent years, high occupancy/toll (HOT) lanes have gained increasing recognition as a potential method of managing traffic congestion. HOT lanes combine pricing and vehicle occupancy restrictions to optimize the demand for high occupancy vehicle...

Appiah, Justice

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Basic Overview of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation  

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

A Basic Overview of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness A Basic Overview of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program A Basic Overview of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program July 2009 A Basic Overview of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program This pamphlet is developed by the Department of Energy (DOE) as an outreach and awareness tool to assist former and current DOE Federal, contractor, and subcontractor employees to become familiar with and utilize the services and benefits authorized under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOIPCA). There are several Federal entities that support implementation of EEOICPA. Each of these entities serves a critical and unique role in this process. Briefly, the Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Workers'

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Order Module--NNSA OCCUPATIONAL RADIATION PROTECTION | Department of Energy  

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Order Module--NNSA OCCUPATIONAL RADIATION PROTECTION Order Module--NNSA OCCUPATIONAL RADIATION PROTECTION Order Module--NNSA OCCUPATIONAL RADIATION PROTECTION The familiar level of this module is designed to provide the basic information to meet the requirements that are related to 10 CFR 835, "Occupational Radiation Protection," in the following DOE Functional Area Qualification Standards: DOE-STD-1177-2004, Emergency Management DOE-STD-1151-2002, Facility Representative DOE-STD-1146-2007, General Technical Base DOE-STD-1138-2007, Industrial Hygiene DOE-STD-1183-2007, Nuclear Safety Specialist DOE-STD-1174-2003, Radiation Protection DOE-STD-1175-2006, Senior Technical Safety Manager DOE-STD-1178-2004, Technical Program Manager DOE-STD-1155-2002, Transportation and Traffic Management DOE Order Self Study Modules - 10 CFR 835 Occupational Radiation Protection

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Deputy Secretary Memo Regarding Energy Employees Occupational Illness  

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Deputy Secretary Memo Regarding Energy Employees Occupational Deputy Secretary Memo Regarding Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Interviews of Current and Former Workers Deputy Secretary Memo Regarding Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Interviews of Current and Former Workers February 1, 2010 Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Interviews of Current and Former Workers The Department embraces its responsibility for and commitment to the health and well-being of the Department of Energy's (DOE) current and former workers, both Federal and contractor employees. Two key programs that advance DO E's commitment to its former and current workers are the Department of Labor (DOL) managed Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP) and the Former Worker Medical Screening

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2014 DOE Annual Occupational Medicine Workshop and Webinar (OMWW) |  

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2014 DOE Annual Occupational Medicine Workshop and Webinar (OMWW) 2014 DOE Annual Occupational Medicine Workshop and Webinar (OMWW) 2014 DOE Annual Occupational Medicine Workshop and Webinar (OMWW) March 17-18, 2014 DOE Annual Occupational Medicine Workshop and Webinar (OMWW): Registration, Directions, Lodging, and Access REGISTRATION AND CONFERENCE SYSTEM The 2014 DOE Occupational Medicine Workshop and Webinar will be held March 17-18 in Room 4A-104 of the DOE Forrestal Building in Washington, DC. Register for the 2014 OMWW at http://hsspublic.energy.gov/Workshops/CMO/2014/Registration.aspx. The deadline for registration will be January 17, 2014 in order to comply with conference system requirements. Upon completing the registration, you will immediately receive a confirmatory email. An additional confirmatory email will be sent to registrants shortly after January 17th (once all

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E-Print Network 3.0 - agent causing occupational Sample Search...  

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pathology andor an occupational exposure defined by noxious agent, profession... as shown in fig. 1D. D) The tripartite network: disease-noxious agent-occupation is the...

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Utilizing artificial neural network to predict energy consumption and thermal comfort level: An indoor swimming pool case study  

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Abstract This paper presents an ANN approach to predict energy consumption and thermal comfort level of an indoor swimming pool. In Swimming pool, several environmental and control variables, directly or indirectly, affect energy consumption and thermal comfort, rendering difficult the development of a mathematical relationship amongst input and output variables. Thus, ANN based prediction approach is used to elicit this relationship within reasonable period of time. This forms the basis of an optimization based control system to evaluate the control parameters in the swimming pool. The proposed approach is implemented for a specific HVAC system, based on scenarios developed in close consultation with site engineers and domain experts. Due to lack of meaningful historical monitored data, a calibrated simulation model is used to generate large amount of data sets to train the corresponding ANN prediction engine. The trained ANN was then calibrated in real conditions and used as a cost function in an optimization program to help achieve energy saving targets. Several ANN algorithms have been tested and benchmarked leading to the selection, with further tuning, of the best performing ANN algorithm, namely Levenberg–Marquardt algorithm. The latter was used and achieved good results as demonstrated in the selected case study.

Baris Yuce; Haijiang Li; Yacine Rezgui; Ioan Petri; Bejay Jayan; Chunfeng Yang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power to the people: personal control in offices for thermal comfort and energy savings  

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they did not like the ergonomics. While both of those peoplethe study because the ergonomics were bothersome. This tablebe even higher if the ergonomics of the device were improved

Taub, Mallory L

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The photovoltaic industry on the path to a sustainable future — Environmental and occupational health issues  

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Abstract As it supplies solar power, a priori considered harmless for the environment and human health compared with fossil fuels, the photovoltaic (PV) industry seems to contribute optimally to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and, overall, to sustainable development. However, considering the forecast for rapid growth, its use of potentially toxic substances and manufacturing processes presenting health and safety problems may jeopardize its benefits. This paper aims to establish a profile of the PV industry in order to determine current and emerging environmental and health concerns. A review of PV system life cycle assessments, in light of the current state of the industry and its developmental prospects, reveals information deficits concerning some sensitive life cycle indicators and environmental impacts, together with incomplete information on toxicological data and studies of workers' exposure to different chemical and physical hazards. Although solar panel installation is generally considered relatively safe, the occupational health concerns related to the growing number of hazardous materials handled in the PV industry warrants an all-inclusive occupational health and safety approach in order to achieve an optimal equilibrium with sustainability. To prevent eco-health problems from offsetting the benefits currently offered by the PV industry, manufacturers should cooperate actively with workers, researchers and government agencies toward improved and more transparent research, the adoption of specific and stricter regulations, the implementation of preventive risk management of occupational health and safety and, lastly, greater responsibilization toward PV systems from their design until their end of life.

Bouchra Bakhiyi; France Labrèche; Joseph Zayed

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:HPBD/DateOfOccupancy | Open Energy Information  

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DateOfOccupancy DateOfOccupancy Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Date. Subproperties This property has the following 10 subproperties: H High Performance Buildings Database High Performance Buildings Database High Performance Buildings Database H cont. High Performance Buildings Database High Performance Buildings Database High Performance Buildings Database High Performance Buildings Database H cont. High Performance Buildings Database High Performance Buildings Database High Performance Buildings Database Pages using the property "HPBD/DateOfOccupancy" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) H High Performance Buildings Database + January 4 + High Performance Buildings Database + January 6 + High Performance Buildings Database + October 2 +

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Occupational Safety Performance | Department of Energy  

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Improvement Presentation DOE ZERH Webinar: Efficient Hot Water Distribution I: What's at Stake Voluntary Protection Program Onsite Review, Safeguards and Security - August...

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Occupational trends in Britain to 1990  

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... likely to continue due to continued weak demand in the United Kingdom and insufficient international competitiveness (Fig. 1). In order to improve ... (Fig. 1). In order to improve competitiveness, employers are expecting to continue to close uneconomic factories, cut back on surplus labour ...

Richard Pearson

1986-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program | Department of  

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Energy Employees Occupational Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) was enacted to provide compensation and medical benefits to employees who worked at certain Department of Energy (DOE) facilities, including contractors and subcontractors at those locations, and certain of its vendors. Adjudication of issues pertaining to all claims for benefits under the EEOICPA is the responsibility of the Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL is supported in its role by the DOE, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Justice (DOJ). If you would like more information about the benefits available under the EEOICPA, please visit DOL's web page or see the EEOICPA pamphlet.

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CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Oak Ridge National Laboratory High  

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Occupational Safety & Health - Oak Ridge National Laboratory Occupational Safety & Health - Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor February 2007 A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a February 2007 assessment of the Industrial Safety and Hygiene Program in preparation for restart of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor. CRADs provide a recommended approach and the types of information to gather to assess elements of a DOE contractor's programs. CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Oak Ridge National Laboratory High

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Occupational radiation monitoring at a large medical center in Japan  

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Occupational radiation dose monitoring is a method of ensuring that radiation levels are within the regulatory limits. Our objective in this study was to evaluate the radiation doses experienced by personnel ...

Hussein Y. ALMasri; Yasumasa Kakinohana…

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Occupational Hygiene & Chemical Safety Division Department of Environmental Health & Safety  

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Occupational Hygiene & Chemical Safety Division Department of Environmental Health & Safety Risk all connections and fittings prior to start of anesthesia. Carefully pour Isoflurane from Environmental Health & Safety before re-entering the laboratory. REFERENCES 1. Procedure

Machel, Hans

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Safety Guidelines for Fieldwork Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Safety Department  

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Safety Guidelines for Fieldwork Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Safety Department Environmental Safety Division University of Georgia Adapted from the Safety Guidelines for Field Researchers published by the Office of Environment, Health & Safety at University of California, Berkeley #12;Safety Guidelines

Arnold, Jonathan

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CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Idaho MF-628 Drum Treatment...  

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Idaho MF-628 Drum Treatment Facility CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Idaho MF-628 Drum Treatment Facility February 2006 A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line...

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Operating Experience Level 3, DOE Occupational Radiation Exposures for 2013  

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This Operating Experience Level 3 (OE-3) document provides an overview summary of radiation doses from occupational exposures at the Department of Energy (DOE), including the National Nuclear Security Administration for the year 2013.

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Code of Federal Regulations Occupational Radiation Protection; Final Rule  

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is amending its primary standards for occupational radiation protection. This final rule is the culmination of a systematic analysis to identify the elements of a...

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DOE occupational radiation exposure. Report 1992--1994  

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The DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure Report, 1992-1994 reports occupational radiation exposures incurred by individuals at US Department of Energy (DOE) facilities from 1992 through 1994. This report includes occupational radiation exposure information for all DOE employees, contractors, subcontractors, and visitors. This information is analyzed and trended over time to provide a measure of the DOE`s performance in protecting its workers from radiation. Occupational radiation exposure at DOE has been decreasing over the past 5 years. In particular, doses in the higher dose ranges are decreasing, including the number of doses in excess of the DOE limits and doses in excess of the 2 rem Administrative Control Level (ACL). This is an indication of greater attention being given to protecting these individuals from radiation in the workplace.

NONE

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Department of Energy Voluntary Protection Program MOU  

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Department of Energy Voluntary Protection Program MOU

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Ambulatory infusion suite: pre- and post-occupancy evaluation  

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, London W1T 3JH, UK Building Research & Information Publication details, including instructions for authors and subscription information: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rbri20 Ambulatory infusion suite: pre- and post-occupancy evaluation Mardelle Mc... published: 08 Aug 2012. To cite this article: Mardelle McCuskey Shepley , Zofia Rybkowski , Jennifer Aliber & Cathleen Lange (2012): Ambulatory infusion suite: pre- and post-occupancy evaluation, Building Research & Information, 40:6, 700-712 To link...

Shepley, Mardelle McCuskey; Rybkowski, Zofia; Aliber, Jennifer; Lange, Cathleen

2015-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Occupation number-based energy functional for nuclear masses  

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We develop an energy functional with shell-model occupations as the relevant degrees of freedom and compute nuclear masses across the nuclear chart. The functional is based on Hohenberg-Kohn theory with phenomenologically motivated terms. A global fit of the 17-parameter functional to nuclear masses yields a root-mean-square deviation of \\chi = 1.31 MeV. Nuclear radii are computed within a model that employs the resulting occupation numbers.

M. Bertolli; T. Papenbrock; S. Wild

2011-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Contol of integrated mechanical dehumidification and passive cooling systems to produce energy efficient comfort  

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Detailed computer simulations validated by full scale testing indicate that roof pond type passive cooling systems can provide acceptable residential temperature conditions in all climates of the United States. Passive cooling systems as presently conceived, however, require complementary dehumidification to carry existing latent loads. A study is made of the relative dehumidification efficiencies of conventional air conditioners and an improved mechanical dehumidifier which utilizes sensible cooling recovery. The effects of dew point and dry bulb temperatures, controller set point and humidity band width, infiltration, and climate are evaluated. A simple dehumidifier sizing procedure is presented. Results indicate that the improved dehumidifiers are several times as efficient as conventional air conditioners under desired steady state room conditions. It is also shown that dehumidifier capacities at AHAM test conditions may be misleading if used for design purposes.

Doderer, E.; Marcus, D.; Hoffner, J.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibro-acoustical comfort in cars at idle : human perception of simulated sounds and vibrations from three and four cylinder diesel engines  

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three and four cylinder diesel engines Etienne Parizet, Maël Amari Laboratoire Vibrations Acoustique This paper deals with comfort in diesel cars running at idle. A bench was used to reproduce the vertical cylinder engines. In the first one, subjects were exposed to seat vertical vibrations only, and had

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Oak Ridge National Laboratory High  

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor Contractor ORR CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor Contractor ORR February 2007 A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a February 2007 assessment of the Occupational Safety and Health Program portion of an Operational Readiness Review of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor. CRADs provide a recommended approach and the types of information to gather to assess elements of a DOE contractor's programs. CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Oak Ridge National Laboratory High

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Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Occupational Safety and  

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Industrial Relations Occupational Safety and Industrial Relations Occupational Safety and Health Division Jump to: navigation, search Name Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Occupational Safety and Health Division Address 830 Punchbowl Street #425 Place Honolulu, HI Zip 96813 Phone number 808586-9100 Website http://hawaii.gov/labor/hiosh Coordinates 21.3036793°, -157.8607676° 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":21.3036793,"lon":-157.8607676,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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DOE Issues Draft Request for Proposals for Hanford Site Occupational  

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Issues Draft Request for Proposals for Hanford Site Issues Draft Request for Proposals for Hanford Site Occupational Medical Services - Agency Solicits Input from Industry, Stakeholders, and Workforce DOE Issues Draft Request for Proposals for Hanford Site Occupational Medical Services - Agency Solicits Input from Industry, Stakeholders, and Workforce July 19, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Geoff Tyree, DOE Geoffrey.Tyree@rl..doe.gov 509-376-4171 The Department of Energy today issued a Draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for an Occupational Medical Services acquisition at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. The Draft RFP is one step in the process toward awarding a contract and provides an opportunity for companies, Hanford stakeholders, and the site's workforce to provide input on the Draft RFP. DOE will provide

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Evaluation of occupational noise exposure using a wireless microphone  

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August 1973l Major Subject: Industrial Hygiene EVALUATION OF OCCUPATIONAL NOISE EXPOSURE USING A WIRELESS MICROPHONE A Thesis by ROBERT BACOT NASH, JR. Approved as to style and content by: Cha man of mmit e Z~ Kv-~ Head of Department Member... Member August 1/74 ABSTRACT Evaluation of Occupational Noise Exposure Using a Wireless Microphone. (August 1974) Robert Bacot Nash, Jr. , B. S. , Texas A8cM University Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr, Richard B. Konzen The output of a Vega...

Nash, Robert Bacot

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Beyond occupational differences : the importance of cross-cutting demographics and dyadic toolkits for collaboration in a US hospital  

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Scholars of work and occupations have long shown that asking members from different occupations to collaborate with one another is difficult because of differences in status, meanings, and expertise across occupational ...

DiBenigno, Julia Marie

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Zoning and occupancy-moderation for residential space-conditioning under demand-driven electricity pricing  

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Occupancy-moderated zonal space-conditioning (OZS) refers to the partitioning of a residence into different zones and independently operating the space-conditioning equipment of each zone based on its occupancy. OZS remains ...

Leow, Woei Ling, 1977-

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Yearly Chnages of Radiation Exposure Doses Received by Workers in Radiological Occupations at Kyushu University Hospital  

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......by Workers in Radiological Occupations at Kyushu University Hospital Hideo Irie * Chikara Takei * Shigeki Momii * Takehiko Higuchi...by workers in radiological occupations at Kyushu University Hospital from September 1962 to March 1966 were reported. The exposure......

Hideo Irie; Chikara Takei; Shigeki Momii; Takehiko Higuchi; Sigeaki Okamura; Kouji Masuda

1967-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Micronucleus Assay as a Biomarker of Genotoxicity in the Occupational Exposure to Agrochemicals in Rural Workers  

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This paper aims to evaluate the genotoxic effect of agrochemicals in rural workers occupationally exposed by the ... samples from 20 individuals occupationally exposed to different agrochemicals and 10 unexposed ...

N. Gentile; F. Mañas; B. Bosch; L. Peralta…

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Los Alamos Lab: Radiation Protection: Annual Occupational Radiation  

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Annual Occupational Radiation Dosimetry Report Print information on Annual Occupational Radiation Dosimetry Report (pdf). This webpage provides information to help you understand the dose quantities being reported to you on your Annual Occupational Radiation Dosimetry Report. If you would like general information about radiation exposure, please refer to www.radiationanswers.org. Title 10 Code of Federal Regulation Part 835, Occupational Radiation Protection (10 CFR 835), requires assessment, recording and reporting of radiation doses to individuals who are exposed to sources of radiation or radioactive contamination. This includes assessing external exposure from a variety of radiation types, such as, beta, photon, and neutron radiation. External exposures may be uniform over the whole body or occur in a non-uniform (i.e., limited body location) fashion. Internal doses occur when radioactive material is taken into the body through ingestion, inhalation, absorption or wounds. The requirements include assessing doses to the whole body, skin, lens of the eyes, extremities and various organs and tissues.

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Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates  

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The average number of persons occupying a car is 1.59 and has not changed much since 1995. The largest increases from 1995 to 2009 have been in the occupancy rates for vans – from 2.07 to 2.35 –...

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Forecasting Building Occupancy Using Sensor Network James Howard  

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) into the future. Our approach is to train a set of standard forecasting models to our time series data. Each model conditioning (HVAC) systems. In particular, if occupancy can be accurately pre- dicted, HVAC systems can potentially be controlled to op- erate more efficiently. For example, an HVAC system can pre-heat or pre

Hoff, William A.

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Occupancy Based Demand Response HVAC Control Strategy Varick L. Erickson  

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Occupancy Based Demand Response HVAC Control Strategy Varick L. Erickson University of California an efficient demand response HVAC control strategy, actual room usage must be considered. Temperature and CO2 are used for simulations but not for predictive demand response strategies. In this paper, we develop

Cerpa, Alberto E.

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Occupational Radiation Exposures at the Department of Energy  

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Occupational Radiation Exposures at the Department of Energy Nimi Rao*, U.S. Department of Energy ; Derek Hagemeyer, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Abstract: The DOE Radiation Exposure Monitoring System (REMS) project began in 1969 under the AEC and has undergone significant evolutions since inception. The system serves as the central repository for occupational radiation exposure records for all individuals monitored at DOE facilities. One of the primary purposes of the REMS database is to gather the information needed to produce the annual DOE Occupational Radiation Exposure Report. The report provides analysis of monitoring results over the past 5 years, as well as a historical perspective. The presentation will include the latest information collected for the 2013 monitoring year. Tables and graphics will provide an overview of trends and areas of interest. In addition to the traditional static tables and graphs from the annual report, DOE has initiated a data visualization effort to offer more interactive e-products for the data in REMS. An interactive dashboard tool will be presented, as well as an interactive report on the major impacts on occupational radiation exposure at DOE over the last 10 years.

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341

Latency, Occupancy, and Bandwidth in DSM Multiprocessors: A Performance Evaluation  

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Latency, Occupancy, and Bandwidth in DSM Multiprocessors: A Performance Evaluation Mainak Chaudhuri in the communication architecture of a DSM multiprocessor offers advantages in cost and design time, the impact modeling, and experiments on a flexible DSM prototype, using a range of parallel applications. We adapt

Heinrich, Mark

342

OCCUPATIONAL RADIATION PROTECTION OF HEALTH WORKERS IN IMAGING  

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......workers (e.g. cardiologists for lens and brain occupational doses)(9, 10). The increasing...increased cancer risks. Documented cases of brain and neck tumours involved 31 physicians...for circulatory disease of the heart or brain. Exposure of staff (lens of the eye......

E. Vano

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health- Idaho MF-628 Drum Treatment Facility  

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

A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a February 2006 Commencement of Operations assessment of the Occupational Safety and Industrial Hygiene programs at the MF-628 Drum Treatment Facility at the Idaho National Laboratory Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project.

344

Reducing Occupant-Controlled Electricity Consumption in Campus Buildings  

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2010 Reducing Occupant-Controlled Electricity Consumption in Campus Buildings Kill­09 and is expected to spend more than $17.1 million in 2009­10. In an effort to reduce electricity consumption; 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY UC Berkeley spent $16.39 million on purchased electricity in 2008

Doudna, Jennifer A.

345

PreHeat: Controlling Home Heating Using Occupancy Prediction  

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@comp.lancs.ac.uk ABSTRACT Home heating is a major factor in worldwide energy use. Our system, PreHeat, aims to more, and measuring actual gas consumption and occupancy. In UK homes PreHeat both saved gas and reduced MissTime (the Home heating uses more energy than any other residential energy expenditure including air conditioning

Krumm, John

346

Center for Occupational and Environmental Health School of Public Health  

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Center for Occupational and Environmental Health School of Public Health University economy" (FTC 1967). 2. It serves to prevent harm by protecting users from dangerous products (FDA 1991). The dangers posed by most products are the risk of human exposure to harmful chemical ingredients

347

CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health- Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II  

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

A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a February 2006 Commencement of Operations assessment of the Occupational Safety and Industrial Hygiene Program at the Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II.

348

Federal Employee Occupational Safety And Health (FEOSH) Program Overview  

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

Congress established Public Law 91-596, The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) “to ensure so far as possible every working man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.”

349

Energy Savings for Occupancy-Based Control (OBC) of Variable-Air-Volume (VAV) Systems  

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This study evaluates the savings potential of occupancy based control (OBC) for large office buildings with VAV terminal boxes installed.

Zhang, Jian; Lutes, Robert G.; Liu, Guopeng; Brambley, Michael R.

2013-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

350

Division of Occupational Health & Safety/ORS NIH Safety Programs in Support of the  

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Protection (DEP) Emergency Response Handbook Division of Radiation Safety (DRS) Nuclear Regulatory Commission Care and Use Program Occupational Safety and Health Protection for Federal Employees Poster NIH Safety Policies PM 1340 Occupational Safety and Health Management PM 1430 NIH Occupant Evacuation Plan PM 3015

Bandettini, Peter A.

351

Using Post-Occupancy Evaluation to Inform Design and Improve Performance  

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p p ro a c h e s t o p e rf o rm a n c e actual performance – lighting 0 20 40 60 80 100 Gloria Marshall ES Garrett ES York ES * highest rating in SHW study * Re-site Partial re-site New design %age satisfaction rate ESL-KT-13-12-15 CATEE 2013...: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Gloria Marshall ES Garrett ES York ES Actual 25.2 kBTU/sqft/yr Predicted 18.4 kBTU/sqft/yr Actual 23.9 kBTU/sqft/yr Predicted 32.3 kBTU/sqft/yr No energy...

Langer, S.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Depression: Comfortably numb  

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... the glutamate system could help mentally ill patients. A trial of one NMDA blocker —memantine, used to treat Alzheimer's patients — found the drug didn't cure depression. ... the drug didn't cure depression. But the study's authors think that is because memantine does not bind as tightly to the NMDA receptor as ketamine does. ...

Erika Check

2006-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

353

Energy Savings + Employee Comfort  

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not provide as efficient a system as possible. The investigation of alternate heating systems led to gas fired infra red heaters. This paper addresses the results from the installation of such heaters....

Takach, J.

354

Cold comfort from Friends  

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... he encourage the introduction of measures which would put an end to unnecessary waste. Here Christine Thomas, a researcher with Friends of the Earth, describes the sort of savings which ...

Christine Thomas

1974-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

355

Title: Analyzing Occupancy Profiles from a Lighting Controls Field Study Authors: Francis Rubinstein, Nesrin Colak, Judith Jennings, and Danielle Neils  

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. The lighting energy usage in each zone was recorded automatically every 15 minutes. Using this data, we were of the occupancy sensor to reduce lighting energy usage. In selecting data for analysis, we chose to examine only-4], only one US study [5] examines the occupancy patterns of building occupants. Occupancy profiles allow

356

Occupational Radiation Protection Record-Keeping and Reporting Guide for use with Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 835, Occupational Radiation Protection  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

This Guide provides an acceptable methodology for establishing and operating an occupational radiation protection record-keeping and reporting program that will comply with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requirements specified in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 835, Occupational Radiation Protection. Canceled by DOE G 441.1-1B.

1999-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

357

usgbc | OpenEI Community  

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use in buildings, and occupant experience (comfort levels) in green buildings. architecture building reviews buildings technology comfort energy use facilities management...

358

technologies | OpenEI Community  

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use in buildings, and occupant experience (comfort levels) in green buildings. architecture building reviews buildings technology comfort energy use facilities management...

359

architecture | OpenEI Community  

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use in buildings, and occupant experience (comfort levels) in green buildings. architecture building reviews buildings technology comfort energy use facilities management...

360

GRR/Section 3-HI-d - Use and Occupancy Permit | Open Energy Information  

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GRR/Section 3-HI-d - Use and Occupancy Permit GRR/Section 3-HI-d - Use and Occupancy Permit < GRR Jump to: navigation, search GRR-logo.png GEOTHERMAL REGULATORY ROADMAP Roadmap Home Roadmap Help List of Sections Section 3-HI-d - Use and Occupancy Permit 03HIDUseAndOccupancyPermit.pdf Click to View Fullscreen Contact Agencies Hawaii Department of Transportation Highways Division Regulations & Policies Hawaii Administrative Rules Title 19, Chapter 102 Hawaii Administrative Rules Title 19, Chapter 105 Triggers None specified Click "Edit With Form" above to add content 03HIDUseAndOccupancyPermit.pdf Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Flowchart Narrative A developer needs a Use and Occupancy Permit from the Hawaii Department of

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361

Innovative Evaporative and Thermally Activated Technologies Improve Air Conditioning, The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation (Fact Sheet)  

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Innovative Evaporative and Innovative Evaporative and Thermally Activated Technologies Improve Air Conditioning Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) invented a breakthrough technology that improves air conditioning in a novel way-with heat. NREL combined desiccant materials, which remove moisture from the air using heat, and advanced evaporative technologies to develop a cooling unit that uses 90% less electricity and up to 80% less total energy than traditional air conditioning (AC). This solution, called the desiccant enhanced evaporative air conditioner (DEVap), also controls humidity more effectively to improve the comfort of people in buildings. Desiccants are an example of a thermally activated technology (TAT) that relies on heat instead

362

Investigation of lane occupancy as a freeway control parameter for use during incident conditions  

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parameters were used in the automatic control of' a freeway safety warning device. Two concepts, usir g measured lane occupancy foz the detection of' freeway incidents, were developed, . The f'irst concept was ter. . . cd critical occupancy... freeway safety warning device, using critical occupancy parameters, was developed and simulated in real-time. Evaluation of the simulated operation of the device revealed. that relia'cle detection of shock waves generated by freeway incidents...

Friebele, John Duncan

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Benefits and costs of improved IEQ in offices  

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Benefits and costs of improved IEQ in offices Benefits and costs of improved IEQ in offices Title Benefits and costs of improved IEQ in offices Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2011 Authors Fisk, William J., Douglas R. Black, and Gregory Brunner Journal Indoor Air Volume 21 Issue 3 Pagination 357-367 Keywords dampness and mold, health, ieq improvement, offices, temperature, ventilation Abstract This paper estimates some of the benefits and costs of implementing scenarios that improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in the stock of U.S. office buildings. The scenarios include increasing ventilation rates when they are below 10 or 15 L/s per person, adding outdoor-air economizers and controls when absent, eliminating winter indoor temperatures greater than 23 °C, and reducing dampness and mold problems. The estimated benefits of the scenarios analyzed are substantial in magnitude, including increased work performance, reduced sick building syndrome symptoms, reduced absence, and improved thermal comfort for millions of office workers. The combined potential annual economic benefit of a set of non-overlapping scenarios is approximately $20 billion. While the quantitative estimates have a high uncertainty, the opportunity for substantial benefits is clear. Some IEQ improvement measures will save energy while improving health or productivity, and implementing these measures should be the highest priority.

364

E-Print Network 3.0 - analyzing occupational injuries Sample...  

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Laboratory's occupational medicine office are analyzed to reduce and... injuries. Ergonomics--The Science of Fitting the Job to the Worker From the work bench to the garden......

365

E-Print Network 3.0 - age human occupations Sample Search Results  

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occupations among a population. This dynamics is assessed with a database... of wedding certificates that can be seen as a network made of links between (fathers and sons)...

366

Summary Report: Post-Occupancy Evaluation Surveys in K-12 Learning Environments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

were designated as “green” buildings (defined here as havingrecent discussions in the green building industry, regardingthe impacts that green buildings have on their occupants.

Baker, L.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Modeling Multiple Occupant Behaviors In Buildings For Increased Simulation Accuracy: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach.  

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??The dissertation addresses the limitation of current building energy simulation programs in accounting for occupant behaviors, which have been identified as having significant impact on… (more)

Lee, Yoon Soo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Predictors of occupational skin disease among seafood processing workers in the Western Cape.  

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??Includes abstract. Occupational skin disease is common in seafood processing workers. While previous studies have reported an increased prevalence of symptoms (as high as 50%)… (more)

Burdzik, Amy.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Translating Iraq: The “Unknown Soldiers” of the US Occupation of Iraq.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? Iraqis who worked with the US occupation Army in Iraq after the war in 2003 experienced extraordinary challenges and risks as a result of… (more)

AL Baldawi, Wisam Qusay Majeed

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

E-Print Network 3.0 - air-conditioning systemsfor occupant Sample...  

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University Collection: Biology and Medicine 3 Introduction Prior research has shown that energy savings are Summary: conditions for human occupancy. American Society of Heating,...

371

E-Print Network 3.0 - achieving effective occupational Sample...  

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Ecology 14 VECIMS 2003 -International Symposium on Virtual Environments, Human-Computer Interfaces, and Measurement Systems Summary: with probabilistic encoding of occupancy...

372

Increase energy efficiency in systems and buildings and improve indoor  

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

373

Use of Weather and Occupancy Forecasts for Optimal Building Climate Control Part II  

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that predictive control presents a promising option to enhance the energy efficiency and comfort of buildings office building. The proposed project presents a follow-up to the forerunner project "Use of Weather-site event targeted at professionals from the building, energy and educational sectors. Project risks relate

Fischlin, Andreas

374

Refractory Improvement  

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Refractory Improvement Refractory Improvement NETL Office of Research and Development Project Number: FWP-2012.03.03 Task 2 Project Description Industry would like gasifier on-line availability of 85-95% for utility applications and 95% for applications such as chemical production. Gasification facilities' are currently unable to meet these requirements, which have created a potential roadblock to widespread acceptance and commercialization of gasification technologies. Refractory liners and syngas coolers are among key components of the gasification process previously identified as negatively impacting gasifier availability. Ash originating from impurities in the gasifier's carbon feedstock is the root cause of many problems impacting gasifier RAM (Reliability Availability Maintainability). At the high temperatures of gasification, ash changes to liquid, gas, and solid phases which wear down refractory materials and can cause fouling, either of which can lead to unplanned shutdowns for system repair, replacement, or cleaning.

375

The Two-Day CERC-BEE Forum on Building Integrated Design and Occupant Behavior  

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The Two-Day CERC-BEE Forum on Building Integrated Design and Occupant Behavior: Presentations and discussions at the two-day CERC-BEE Forum on Building Integrated Design and Occupant Behavior for High employer. #12;2013 CERC-BEE Forum on Human Behavior and Integrated Design for High Performance Buildings

376

The Application and Energy Savings Potential of Occupancy Counters/Transmitters in Office Buildings  

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because the occupancy is below the design occupancy. In hot and humid climates, such as the Gulf Southwest, a considerable portion of the cooling energy in a commercial building is expended cooling and dehumidifying the air needed to maintain fresh air...

Medlin, J. W.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

DOE Issues Request for Proposals for Hanford Site Occupational Medical Services  

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

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an Occupational Medical Services contract at the Hanford Site. The solicitation is for a small-business contractor to perform occupational medical services for the DOE Richland Operations Office and Office of River Protection.

378

APPLICATION FOR SCHOLARSHIPS Health Science Studies, Pre-Professional Studies, and Environmental & Occupational Health  

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for (check): Medical Studies Health Care Administration Dental Studies Occupational Therapy VeterinaryAPPLICATION FOR SCHOLARSHIPS Health Science Studies, Pre-Professional Studies, and Environmental & Occupational Health You are able to complete this application by simply typing your information into the spaces

Barrash, Warren

379

OBSERVE: Occupancy-Based System for Efficient Reduction of HVAC Energy  

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OBSERVE: Occupancy-Based System for Efficient Reduction of HVAC Energy Varick L. Erickson, Miguel Á & control General Terms Algorithms, Machine Learning, Measurement Keywords Occupancy, HVAC, Ventilation for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems[2]. Studies suggest that 15% to 25% of HVAC

Carreira-Perpiñán, Miguel Á.

380

The DOE Security Plan for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program  

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

The U.S. Congress passed the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) in 2000. The purpose of EEOICPA is to compensate eligible employees and former employees of the Department of Energy (DOE), its contractors and subcontractors, or certain survivors of such individuals for occupational illness and death arising from work at a covered facility.

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381

Using Monte-Carlo simulation for risk assessment: application to occupational exposure during remediation works  

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The aim of this study was to apply the Monte-Carlo techniques to develop a probabilistic risk assessment. The risk resulting from the occupational exposure during the remediation activities of a uranium tailings disposal, in an abandoned uranium mining ... Keywords: Monte Carlo simulation, occupational exposure, risk and dose assessment, uranium tailings disposal

M. L. Dinis; A. Fiúza

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Patch occupancy of North American mammals: is patchiness in the eye of the beholder?  

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Patch occupancy of North American mammals: is patchiness in the eye of the beholder? Robert K Intraspecific variation in patch occupancy often is related to physical features of a landscape non-random distributions in which local assemblages of species-poor patches are nested subsets

Gehring, Thomas M.

383

Building America Case Study: Cost Analysis of Roof-Only Air Sealing and Insulation Strategies on 1-1/2 Story Homes in Cold Climates, Minneapolis, MN (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

The External Thermal and Moisture Management System (ETMMS), typically seen in deep energy retrofits, is a valuable approach for the roof-only portions of existing homes, particularly the 1 1/2-story home. It is effective in reducing energy loss through the building envelope, improving building durability, reducing ice dams, and providing opportunities to improve occupant comfort and health.

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2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Cost Analysis of Roof-Only Air Sealing and Insulation Strategies on 1 1/2-Story Homes in Cold Climates  

SciTech Connect

The External Thermal and Moisture Management System (ETMMS), typically seen in deep energy retrofits, is a valuable approach for the roof-only portions of existing homes, particularly the 1 1/2-story home. It is effective in reducing energy loss through the building envelope, improving building durability, reducing ice dams, and providing opportunities to improve occupant comfort and health.

Ojczyk, C.

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

A Review of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Performance and Policy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

A Review of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Performance and Policy A Review of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Performance and Policy Options in the United States: Final Report Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: A Review of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Performance and Policy Options in the United States: Final Report Focus Area: Vehicle Distance Traveled Reduction Topics: Best Practices Website: ops.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/fhwahop09029/index.htm Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/review-high-occupancy-vehicle-hov-lan Language: English Policies: Deployment Programs DeploymentPrograms: Demonstration & Implementation This report provides an assessment of performance of existing high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane facilities in the United States and explores policy alternatives and effects related to conversion of existing HOV lanes

386

PIA - Savannah River Nuclear Solution (SRNS) MedGate Occupational Health  

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MedGate Occupational MedGate Occupational Health and Safety Medical System (OHS) (Includes the Drug and Alcohol Testing System (Assistant)) PIA - Savannah River Nuclear Solution (SRNS) MedGate Occupational Health and Safety Medical System (OHS) (Includes the Drug and Alcohol Testing System (Assistant)) PIA - Savannah River Nuclear Solution (SRNS) MedGate Occupational Health and Safety Medical System (OHS) (Includes the Drug and Alcohol Testing System (Assistant)) PIA - Savannah River Nuclear Solution (SRNS) MedGate Occupational Health and Safety Medical System (OHS) (Includes the Drug and Alcohol Testing System (Assistant)) More Documents & Publications PIA - Savannah River Nuclear Solution (SRNS) Procurement Cycle System (PCS) PIA - Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) Human Resource Management

387

Theoretical mean field and experimental occupation probabilities in the double beta decay system 76Ge to 76Se  

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Usual Woods-Saxon single particle levels with BCS pairing are not able to reproduce the experimental occupation probabilities of the proton and neutron levels 1p_{3/2}, 1p_{1/2}, 0f_{5/2}, 0g_{9/2} in the double-beta decay system 76Ge to 76Se. Shifting down the 0g_{9/2} level by hand can explain the data but it is not satisfactory. Here it is shown that a selfconsistent Hartree-Fock+BCS approach with experimental deformations for 76Ge and 76Se may decisively improve the agreement with the recent data on occupation probabilities by Schiffer et al. and Kay et al. Best agreement with available data on 76Ge and 76Se, as well as on neighbor isotopes, is obtained when the spin-orbit strength for neutrons is allowed to be larger than that for protons. The two-neutrino double-beta decay matrix element is also shown to agree with data.

Moreno, O; Sarriguren, P; Faessler, Amand

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Occupational Exposure to Silica and Lung Cancer: Pooled Analysis of Two Case-Control Studies in Montreal, Canada  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...procedure for retrospective assessment of occupational exposures...Validation of expert assessment of occupational exposures...other information. Industrial hygienists translated...thought. | Research Center of CHUM, School of...adverse effects Risk Assessment Silicon Dioxide poisoning

Stephen Vida; Javier Pintos; Marie-Élise Parent; Jerome Lavoué; and Jack Siemiatycki

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Patch occupancy in Coenonympha tullia (Muller, 1764) (Lepidoptera: Satyrinae): habitat quality matters as much as patch size and isolation  

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Patch occupancy by Coenonympha tullia has been surveyed ... Differences in habitat quality among sites account for patch occupancy as successfully (R2 = 48%) as isolation and patch size jointly (R2 = 46%). ... be...

Roger L.H. Dennis; Harry T. Eales

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Occupational Medicine in Employee Assistance and Substance Abuse Programs  

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Employee Assistance and Substance Abuse Programs Employee Assistance and Substance Abuse Programs Departmental requirements provide for support of both Federal and contractor employees with respect to crisis intervention, assessment, short-term counseling, case management, management consultation, education, and training (and the promotion thereof), and prevention. These include services for all behavioral problems, ensuring that medical evaluations are obtained before or as part of psychiatric evaluations to determine whether behavioral problems are caused by medical conditions. The following policy, guidance, and additional resources may apply. 1. Employee Assistance Programs 2. Substance Abuse Programs 1. Employee Assistance Programs Federal Employees Federal Employee Health Services: Occupational Medicine, Employee Assistance, and Workers' Compensation Programs (DOE O 341.1A, 2007)

391

Paternal occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields and neuroblastoma in offspring  

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Investigators in Texas have reported an association between paternal employment in jobs linked with exposure to electromagnetic fields and risk of neuroblastoma in offspring. In an attempt to replicate this finding, the authors conducted a case-control study in Ohio. A total of 101 incident cases of neuroblastoma were identified through the Columbus (Ohio) Children's Hospital Tumor Registry. All cases were born sometime during the period 1942-1967. From a statewide roster of birth certificates, four controls were selected for each case, with individual matching on the case's year of birth, race, and sex, and the mother's county of residence at the time of the (index) child's birth. Multiple definitions were employed to infer the potential for paternal occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields from the industry/occupation statements on the birth certificates. Case-control comparisons revealed adjusted odds ratios ranging in magnitude from 0.5 to 1.9. For two of the exposure definitions employed--both of which are similar to one used by the Texas investigators--the corresponding odds ratios were modestly elevated (odds ratios = 1.6 and 1.9). Notably, the magnitude of these odds ratios is not inconsistent with the Texas findings, where the exposure definition referred to yielded an odds ratio of 2.1. Because the point estimates in this study are imprecise, and because the biologic plausibility of the association is uncertain, the results reported here must be interpreted cautiously. However, the apparent consistency between two independent studies suggests that future evaluation of the association is warranted.

Wilkins, J.R. 3d.; Hundley, V.D. (Ohio State Univ., Columbus (USA))

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Fiscal Year 2013 Department of Energy Annual Occupational Safety and Health Report for Federal Employees to the Secretary of Labor  

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

Fiscal Year 2013 Department of Energy Annual Occupational Safety and Health Report for Federal Employees to the Secretary of Labor.

393

Managing Occupational Health and Safety in Small, Culturally Diverse Workplaces: Issues and Solutions, Sophia Antipolis : France (2011)  

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Managing Occupational Health and Safety in Small, Culturally Diverse Workplaces: Issues;Managing Occupational Health and Safety in Small, Culturally Diverse Workplaces: Issues and Solutions-00660170,version1-20Sep2012 Author manuscript, published in "Managing Occupational Health and Safety

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

394

Improved aethalometer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved aethalometer having a single light source and a single light detector and two light paths from the light source to the light detector. A quartz fiber filter is inserted in the device, the filter having a collection area in one light path and a reference area in the other light path. A gas flow path through the aethalometer housing allows ambient air to flow through the collection area of the filter so that aerosol particles can be collected on the filter. A rotating disk with an opening therethrough allows light for the light source to pass alternately through the two light paths. The voltage output of the detector is applied to a VCO and the VCO pulses for light transmission separately through the two light paths, are counted and compared to determine the absorption coefficient of the collected aerosol particles. 5 figs.

Hansen, A.D.

1988-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

395

APPLICATION OF IT AND INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS TO IMPROVE BUILDING ENVELOPE PERFORMANCE  

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, Quebec, Canada ABSTRACT Improving thermal performance of building envelopes reduces energy consumption to be introduced to provide the required fresh air to the occupants. In other words, the energy performance must, thermal performance, indoor air quality, structural stability, acoustic performance, fire control, etc

Hammad, Amin

396

Active load management with advanced window wall systems: Research and industry perspectives  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

sustainability, energy- efficiency, and increased occupant amenity, comfort, and productivity will be the driving factors for these advanced facades

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Red Galaxy Growth and the Halo Occupation Distribution  

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We have traced the past 7 Gyr of red galaxy stellar mass growth within dark matter halos. We have determined the halo occupation distribution, which describes how galaxies reside within dark matter halos, using the observed luminosity function and clustering of 40,696 0.2red galaxies in Bootes. Half of 10^{11.9} Msun/h halos host a red central galaxy, and this fraction increases with increasing halo mass. We do not observe any evolution of the relationship between red galaxy stellar mass and host halo mass, although we expect both galaxy stellar masses and halo masses to evolve over cosmic time. We find that the stellar mass contained within the red population has doubled since z=1, with the stellar mass within red satellite galaxies tripling over this redshift range. In cluster mass halos most of the stellar mass resides within satellite galaxies and the intra-cluster light, with a minority of the stellar mass residing within central galaxies. The stellar masses of the most luminous red central galaxies are proportional to halo mass to the power of a third. We thus conclude that halo mergers do not always lead to rapid growth of central galaxies. While very massive halos often double in mass over the past 7 Gyr, the stellar masses of their central galaxies typically grow by only 30%.

Michael J. I. Brown; Zheng Zheng; Martin White; Arjun Dey; Buell T. Jannuzi; Andrew J. Benson; Kate Brand; Mark Brodwin; Darren J. Croton

2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

398

Cost-effectiveness of freeway median high occupancy vehicle (HOV) facility conversion to rail guideway transit  

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Many freeways in the United States contain median high occupancy vehicle (HOV) facilities. These facilities have been envisioned by some as reserved space for future rail guideway transit. This thesis examines the cost-effectiveness of converting a...

Best, Matthew Evans

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

399

New age constraints on the Middle Stone Age occupations of Kharga Oasis, Western Desert, Egypt  

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New age constraints on the Middle Stone Age occupations of Kharga Oasis, Western Desert, Egypt rocks, or tufas, exposed along the flanks of the Libyan Plateau near Kharga Oasis, Western Desert, Egypt

Asmerom, Yemane

400

Neurovascular coupling to D2/D3 dopamine receptor occupancy using simultaneous PET/functional MRI  

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This study employed simultaneous neuroimaging with positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to demonstrate the relationship between changes in receptor occupancy measured by PET ...

Sander, Christin Yen-Ming

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401

Stochastic Modeling of Overtime Occupancy and Its Application in Building Energy Simulation and Calibration  

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is a whole-building energy modeling program developed byZ. Energy modeling of two office buildings with data centerand Modeling of Occupancy Patterns in Open-Plan Offices using Measured Lighting-Switch Data, Journal of Building

Sun, Kaiyu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Ann Occup Hyg . Author manuscript Asbestos-related diseases in automobile mechanics  

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Ann Occup Hyg . Author manuscript Page /1 7 Asbestos-related diseases in automobile mechanics Abstract Purpose Automobile mechanics have been exposed to asbestos number of automobile mechanics, little is known about the non-malignant respiratory diseases observed

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

403

Occupational Trichloroethylene Exposure and Renal Carcinoma Risk: Evidence of Genetic Susceptibility by Reductive Metabolism Gene Variants  

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...were trained at each center to perform face-to-face...precision of the exposure assessment, specialized occupational...previously (8). Exposure assessment teams from each center with extensive knowledge...training by the NCI industrial hygienist (PS) for...

Lee E. Moore; Paolo Boffetta; Sara Karami; Paul Brennan; Patricia S. Stewart; Rayjean Hung; David Zaridze; Vsevolod Matveev; Vladimir Janout; Helena Kollarova; Vladimir Bencko; Marie Navratilova; Neonila Szeszenia-Dabrowska; Dana Mates; Jan Gromiec; Ivana Holcatova; Maria Merino; Stephen Chanock; Wong-Ho Chow; and Nathaniel Rothman

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

404

A Bayesian analysis of uncertainties on lung doses resulting from occupational exposures to uranium  

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......lung dose and lung cancer incidence resulting...occupational exposures to uranium. These calculations...from inhalation of uranium ignore significant...estimates of lung cancer are based on PEs...from inhalation of depleted uranium. Health Phys......

M. Puncher; A. Birchall; R. K. Bull

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Towards Building Occupants Positioning: Track and Trace for Optimal Process Control  

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-time occupancy detection systems comprising multiple sensors within a wireless network (WSN) using technologies such as radio frequency identification (RFID) and WIFI enabled devices have been proposed for use in large commercial office buildings. However due...

Zeiler, W.; Labeodan, T.; Bozem, G.; Maaijen, R.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Airborne Seafood Allergens as a Cause of Occupational Allergy and Asthma  

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Occupational allergy and asthma is a serious adverse health outcome affecting seafood-processing workers. Allergic reactions are directed to two major seafood groups: fish and shellfish, with the ... have also be...

Andreas L. Lopata; Mohamed F. Jeebhay

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Lighting Group: Controls: IBECS  

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IBECS IBECS Integrated Building Environmental Communications System Objective The overall technical goal of the IBECS project is to develop an integrated building equipment communications network that will allow appropriate automation of lighting and envelope systems to increase energy efficiency, improve building performance, and enhance occupant experience in the space. This network will provide a low-cost means for occupants to control local lighting and window systems, thereby improving occupant comfort, satisfaction and performance. A related goal is to improve existing lighting control components and accelerate development of new daylighting technologies that will allow daylighting to be more extensively applied to a larger proportion of building floor space.

408

2015 DOE Annual Occupational Medicine Workshop & Webinar (OMWW)- March 16-17, 2015  

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The 2015 DOE Annual Occupational Medicine Workshop & Webinar (OMWW) is a valuable training opportunity established by the Office of Health, Safety, and Security in support of hundreds of medical, allied health professionals, and subject matter experts from over four dozen locations across the Department. Their vital work in the field of Occupational Medicine encompasses medical qualification examinations, injury and illness management, disability management, workers’ compensation, and much more.

409

Measurement of noise levels in the vicinity of occupationally exposed workers  

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MEASUREMENT OF NOISE LEVELS IN THE VICINITY OF OCCUPATIONALLY EXPOSED WORKERS A Thesis by JERRY FELTNER LAUDERDALE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE Nay 1976 Najor Subject: Industrial Hygiene MEASUREMENT OF NOISE LEVELS IN THE VICINITY OF OCCUPATIONALLY EXPOSED WORKERS A Thesis hy JERRY FELTNER LAUDERDALE Approved as to style and content hy: hairman Committ ) ead of Department...

Lauderdale, Jerry Feltner

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

410

Determination of the accuracy of noise dosimeters used for the evaluation of occupational noise exposure  

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DETERMINATION OF THE ACCURACY OF NOISE DOSIMETERS USED FOR THE EVALUATION OF OCCUPATIONAL NOISE EXPOSURE A Thesis by ROBF. RT DALTON ABEL, JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in oartial fulfillment of...' the requirement for the degree of. MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1977 Ma. jor Subject: Industrial Hygiene DETERMINATION OF THE ACCURACY OF NOISE DOSIMETERS USED FOR THE EVALUATION OF OCCUPATIONAL NOISE EXPOSURE A Thesis by ROBERT DALTON ABEL, JR. Approved...

Abel, Robert Dalton

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

411

Improving energy efficiency in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment  – office building .  

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

Li, Wu, M. Eng Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Acquisition and Project Management Continuous Improvement Presentation...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Occupational Safety Performance Voluntary Protection Program Onsite Review, Safeguards and Security - August 2012 Report on Acquisition and Project Management Continuous...

413

Using ductwork to improve supply plenum temperature distribution in underfloor air distribution (UFAD) system  

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overhead air distribution design(1). 1.3 Thermal comfortS. Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD) Design Guide. s.l. :load design tool for underfloor air distribution systems.

Pasut, Wilmer

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

The EMDEX Project: Technology transfer and occupational measurements  

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The Electric and Magnetic Field Measurement Project for Utilities -- the EPRI EMDEX Project -- is a multifaceted project entailing technology transfer, measurement protocol design, data management, and exposure assessment analyses. The specific objectives of the project in order of priority were: to transfer the EMDEX technology to utilities; to develop measurement protocols and data management capabilities for large exposure data sets; and to collect, analyze, and document 60-Hz electric and magnetic field exposures for a diverse population. Transfer of the EPRI Electric and Magnetic Field Digital Exposure system (EMDEX) technology to the participating utilities was accomplished through training and through extensive involvement in the exposure data collection effort. Field exposure data measured by an EMDEX system were collected by volunteer utility employees at 59 sites in the US and three other countries between October 1988 and September 1989. Approximately 50,000 hours of magnetic field and 23,000 hours of electric field exposure records taken at 10-second intervals were obtained, of which 70% were from Work environments. Exposures and time spent in environments have been analyzed by Primary Work Environment, by occupied environment, and by job classification. Generally, the measured fields and exposures in the Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Substation environments were higher than in other occupational environments in utilities. The Nonwork fields and exposures for workers associated with various categories were comparable. Evaluation of the project by participants indicated general satisfaction with the EMDEX system and with this approach to technology transfer. This document, Volume 3 contains appendices with a complete set of project protocols, project materials, and extensive data tables.

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1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Building America Expert Meeting: Multifamily Hydronic and Steam Heating Controls and Distribution Retrofits  

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

This expert meeting was conducted on July 13, 2011 by the ARIES Collaborative in New York City. The topic of this expert meeting was cost-effective controls and distribution retrofit options for hot water and steam space heating systems in multi-family buildings with the goals of reducing energy waste and improving occupant comfort.

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Improving the safety of LWR power plants. Final report  

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This report documents the results of the Study to identify current, potential research issues and efforts for improving the safety of Light Water Reactor (LWR) power plants. This final report describes the work accomplished, the results obtained, the problem areas, and the recommended solutions. Specifically, for each of the issues identified in this report for improving the safety of LWR power plants, a description is provided in detail of the safety significance, the current status (including information sources, status of technical knowledge, problem solution and current activities), and the suggestions for further research and development. Further, the issues are ranked for action into high, medium, and low priority with respect to primarily (a) improved safety (e.g. potential reduction in public risk and occupational exposure), and secondly (b) reduction in safety-related costs (improving or maintaining level of safety with simpler systems or in a more cost-effective manner).

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1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Occupational exposure to neurotoxic substances in Asian countries – Challenges and approaches  

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The fact that a conference on neurotoxicity was held in China triggered the idea to provide an insight into occupational diseases, their development and the approaches to investigate them in Asian countries. A historical review, a meta-analysis, and studies on humans and animals provide impressions on past and current problems. The Korean example showed that each newly introduced industry is accompanied by its own problems as regards occupational diseases. Mercury and carbon disulfide were of importance in the beginning, whereas solvents and manganese became important later. Outbreaks of diseases were important reasons to guide both the public and the governmental attention to prevention and allowed within a relatively short time considerable progress. As the example on the replacement of 2-bromopropane by 1-bromopropane showed, also the introduction of chemicals that are more beneficial for the environment may result in additional occupational risks. A lower mutagenicity of 1-bromopopane was shown to be associated with a greater neurotoxicity in Japanese studies. Although occupational health and diseases are commonly related to adults, child workers exposed to solvents were examined in a Lebanese study. The study started outlining the health hazards in young workers because they might be at a much greater risk due to the not yet completed maturation of their nervous system. That some occupational diseases are not yet a focus of prevention was shown by the study on pesticides. If at all, the serious health consequences resulting from excessive exposure were investigated. Research enabling precautionary actions was not available from the international literature. Despite globalization the knowledge on occupational diseases is not yet “globalized” and each country obviously undergoes its own development triggered by local experiences. Economic development that requires a healthy workforce, but also public interest that challenges governmental regulations further efforts on the prevention of occupational diseases. The paper reflects a summary of the talks presented at the symposium “Occupational Neurotoxicities in Asian Countries” as part of the 11th International Symposium on Neurobehavioral Methods and Effects in Occupational and Environmental Health.

Monika Meyer-Baron; Eun A. Kim; Iman Nuwayhid; Gaku Ichihara; Seong-Kyu Kang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Koreans and the politics of nationality and race during the Allied occupation of Japan, 1945-1952.  

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??Koreans resident during the Allied Occupation of Japan (1945-1952) were in a complex position. They remained Japanese nationals until a sovereign Japan and “Korea,” which… (more)

Nantais, Simon

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guide of Good Practices for Occupational Radiological Protection in Uranium Facilities  

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NOT MEASUREMENT NOT MEASUREMENT SENSITIVE DOE-STD-1136-2009 July 2009 DOE STANDARD GUIDE OF GOOD PRACTICES FOR OCCUPATIONAL RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION IN URANIUM FACILITIES U.S. Department of Energy AREA SAFT Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. DOE-STD-1136-2009 Guide of Good Practices for Occupational Radiological Protection in Uranium Facilities i This document is available on the Department of Energy Technical Standards Program Web Site at http://www.hss.energy.gov/nuclearsafety/ns/techstds/ DOE-STD-1136-2009 Guide of Good Practices for Occupational Radiological Protection in Uranium Facilities iii Foreword This Technical Standard (TS) discusses, but does not establish any, requirements for DOE uranium

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Guide of Good Practices for Occupational Radiological Protection in Uranium Facilities  

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

1136-2009 1136-2009 July 2009 DOE STANDARD GUIDE OF GOOD PRACTICES FOR OCCUPATIONAL RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION IN URANIUM FACILITIES U.S. Department of Energy AREA SAFT Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. DOE-STD-1136-2009 Guide of Good Practices for Occupational Radiological Protection in Uranium Facilities i This document is available on the Department of Energy Technical Standards Program Web Site at http://www.hss.energy.gov/nuclearsafety/ns/techstds/ DOE-STD-1136-2009 Guide of Good Practices for Occupational Radiological Protection in Uranium Facilities iii Foreword This Technical Standard (TS) discusses, but does not establish any, requirements for DOE uranium

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421

Mineral fiber content of lung tissue in patients with environmental exposures: household contacts vs building occupants  

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Analysis of tissue mineral fiber content in patients with environmental exposures has seldom been reported in the past. Our studies of six household contacts of asbestos workers indicate that these individuals often have pulmonary asbestos concentrations similar to some occupationally exposed individuals. In contrast, our studies of four occupants of buildings with asbestos-containing materials indicate that these individuals often have pulmonary asbestos burdens indistinguishable from the general nonoccupationally exposed population. However, one such building occupant exposed for many years and who later developed pleural mesothelioma was studied in detail, and it was concluded that her exposure as a teacher's aide in a school building containing acoustical plaster was the likely cause of her mesothelioma.

Roggli, V.L.; Longo, W.E. (Department of Pathology, Durham Veterans Administration, NC (United States))

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

422

Association of brain cancer with dental x-rays and occupation in Missouri  

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This investigation of a brain cancer cluster in Missouri used two approaches to investigate associations with potential risk factors. In a case-control study in a rural town, we interviewed surrogates of cases and controls about potential risk factors. We found a statistically significant positive association of brain cancer with reported exposure to dental x-rays. Occupation was not associated with the cluster in the rural town. In a standardized proportional mortality study for the state of Missouri, we calculated the observed and expected proportion of brain cancers by occupation and industry in Missouri decedents. We found that motor vehicle manufacturers, beauty shop workers, managers and administrators, elementary school teachers, and hairdressers and cosmetologists had significantly elevated proportions of brain cancer. Brain tumors are inconsistently associated with occupation in the literature. Further study of brain cancer etiology with respect to dental x-ray exposures seems warranted.

Neuberger, J.S.; Brownson, R.C.; Morantz, R.A.; Chin, T.D. (Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas Medical School, Kansas City (USA))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Proposed Occupational Exposure Limits for Non-Carcinogenic Hanford Waste Tank Vapor Chemicals  

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A large number of volatile chemicals have been identified in the headspaces of tanks used to store mixed chemical and radioactive waste at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hanford Site, and there is concern that vapor releases from the tanks may be hazardous to workers. Contractually established occupational exposure limits (OELs) established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) do not exist for all chemicals of interest. To address the need for worker exposure guidelines for those chemicals that lack OSHA or ACGIH OELs, a procedure for assigning Acceptable Occupational Exposure Limits (AOELs) for Hanford Site tank farm workers has been developed and applied to a selected group of 57 headspace chemicals.

Poet, Torka S.; Timchalk, Chuck

2006-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

424

Part 835-Occupational Radiation Protection Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2201; 7191  

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

Wednesday Wednesday November 4, 1998 Part III Department of Energy 10 CFR Part 835 Occupational Radiation Protection; Final Rule 59662 Federal Register / Vol. 63, No. 213 / Wednesday, November 4, 1998 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Part 835 [Docket No.: EH-RM-96-835] RIN 1901-AA59 Occupational Radiation Protection AGENCY: Department of Energy. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) is amending its primary standards for occupational radiation protection. This final rule is the culmination of a systematic analysis to identify the elements of a comprehensive radiation protection program and determine those elements of such a program that should be codified as DOE continues its transition from a system of contractually-based nuclear safety standards to regulatory-

425

ER-Occup Envir Med 2008 (in press) -1 -9/07/2008 Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2008 (in press)  

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of current air pollution on human health substantially increased in recent years.[1,2] Despite improvements (in press) Air pollution and asthma severity in adults. Estelle Rage1,2 , Valérie Siroux3,4 , Nino to air pollution affects asthma, but the effect of air pollution on asthma severity has not been

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

426

Mountaintop removal mining reduces stream salamander occupancy and richness in southeastern Kentucky (USA)  

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Abstract Mountaintop removal mining with valley fills (MTR/VF) is a ubiquitous form of land conversion in central Appalachia, USA and threatens the integrity of stream ecosystems. We investigated the effects of MTR/VF on stream salamander occupancy and overall community composition in southeastern Kentucky by conducting area constrained active searches for salamanders within first-order streams located in mature forest (i.e., control streams) and those impacted by MTR/VF. We found high mean species occupancy across 5 species at control streams, ranging from 0.73 (95% CI 0.41 to 0.96) to 0.90 (95% CI 0.77 to 0.98). Occupancy was lower at MTR/VF streams, with mean estimated occupancy probability ranging from 0.23 (95% CI 0.04 to 0.51) to 0.62 (95% CI 0.36 to 0.86). Additionally, the mean species richness for MTR/VF streams was 2.27 (±1.27 SD) whereas richness was 4.67 (±0.65 SD) for control streams. Numerous mechanisms may be responsible for decreased occupancy and species richness at MTR/VF streams, although water chemistry may be particularly important. Indeed, mean specific conductance was 30 times greater, sulfate (SO4) levels were 70 times greater, and concentrations of dissolved ions (Ca, Mg, K, Na) were greater in MTR/VF streams than in control streams. Our results indicate that MTR/VF operations lead to significant decreases in salamander occupancy and species richness.

Brenee’ L. Muncy; Steven J. Price; Simon J. Bonner; Christopher D. Barton

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Stanford University Occupational Health Center Protecting Your Health and Safety at Work Central to supporting and promoting a culture of safety at Stanford is the Stanford University Occupational Health  

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to supporting and promoting a culture of safety at Stanford is the Stanford University OccupationalStanford University Occupational Health Center Protecting Your Health and Safety at Work Central Health Center (SUOHC). The SUOHC is part of the Office of Environmental Health & Safety and has two

Kay, Mark A.

428

White lines and d-electron occupancies for the 3d and 4d transition metals  

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We used electron-energy-loss spectrometry to measure the intensities of the white lines found at the onsets of the L2 and L3 absorption edges for most of the 3d and 4d transition metals. The intensities of the white lines, normalized to the trailing background, decreased nearly linearly with increasing atomic number, reflecting the filling of the d states. One-electron Hartree-Slater calculations of the white-line intensities were in good agreement with observed spectra. Empirical correlations between normalized white-line intensity and d-state occupancy provide a method for measuring changes in d-state occupancy due to alloying.

D. H. Pearson; C. C. Ahn; B. Fultz

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Audit of Department of Energy Contractor Occupational Injury and Illness Reporting Practices, IG-0404  

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

May 7, 1997 May 7, 1997 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: John C. Layton Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Report on "Audit of Department of Energy Contractor Occupational Injury and Illness Reporting Practices" BACKGROUND: The Department and its contractors are responsible for ensuring that a safe and healthy work environment is provided to Department and contractor employees at its operating facilities. Contractors are responsible for establishing a comprehensive occupational safety and health program, which includes reporting of significant work- related employee injuries. The Department is responsible

430

Interactive Effect of Chemical Substances and Occupational Electromagnetic Field Exposure on the Risk of Gliomas and Meningiomas in Swedish Men  

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...Area, National Center for Epidemiology...occupational codes and industrial activity. Relative...individual exposure assessments, and in experimental...occupational codes and industrial activity. Relative...individual exposure assessments, and in experimental...Area, National Center for Epidemiology...Probability Risk Assessment Survival Rate...

Ana Navas-Acién; Marina Pollán; Per Gustavsson; Birgitta Floderus; Nils Plato; and Mustafa Dosemeci

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Enabling Building Energy Auditing Using Adapted Occupancy Ankur Kamthe, Varick Erickson, Miguel A. Carreira-Perpi~nan and Alberto Cerpa  

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Algorithms, Machine Learning, Measurement Keywords Model Adaptation, Occupancy, HVAC, Energy Saving 1 years and do not meet current energy effi- ciency construction standards [12]. So, not only do buildings ventilation based on occupancy data has been shown to reduce HVAC energy usage by 10-15% [4]. Stud- ies have

Cerpa, Alberto E.

432

Using existing network infrastructure to estimate building occupancy and control plugged-in devices in user workspaces  

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Buildings are a major consumer of energy. We believe that energy can be saved with the notion of implicit occupancy sensing where existing IT infrastructure can be used to replace and/or supplement explicit dedicated sensors to determine building occupancy and drive building operation. Implicit sensing has the promise to be both lower in cost than explicit sensing based on PIR and ultrasound sensors and to offer additional useful data about the occupants of a building. Our implicit sensing methods are largely based on monitoring IP and MAC addresses in Wi-Fi access points and in routers, and then correlating these addresses to the occupancy of a floor, area, or room of a building. We experimentally evaluate the feasibility of this dual-use of IT infrastructure. We demonstrate an application of implicit sensing to sense the pending occupancy of a user workspace and automatically control the plugged-in devices in the workspace.

Ken Christensen; Ryan Melfi; Bruce Nordman; Ben Rosenblum; Raul Viera

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

A Post-Occupancy Monitored Evaluation of the Dimmable Lighting, Automated Shading, and Underfloor Air Distribution System in The New York Times Building  

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1.3 W/ft 2 and scheduling and occupancy controls implementedcompared to scheduling and occupancy based control weredimming (d) No controls (a) Scheduling (b) – ASHRAE 90.1-

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Shellfish consumption and intertidal occupancy review, Sellafield, 2004. This note describes a review of public radiation exposure pathways due to liquid radioactive  

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1 Shellfish consumption and intertidal occupancy review, Sellafield, 2004. This note describes out during July 2004, specifically targeted mollusc and crustacean consumption and intertidal occupancy rates of the Sellafield Fishing Community (SFC). People who have had high shellfish consumption

435

Computer Science This sheet has sample occupations, work settings, employers, and career development activities associated with this major. Some of these  

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Computer Science This sheet has sample occupations, work settings, employers, and career Occupations Computer Operations Computer Hardware/ Software Engineer Computer Operator Database Manager/ Administrator Data Entry Operator Operations Manager Design & Manufacturing, Engineering Computer Applications

Ronquist, Fredrik

436

Does the management of regulatory compliance and occupational risk have an impact on safety culture?  

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Does the management of regulatory compliance and occupational risk have an impact on safety culture of safety culture has progressively taken hold in organizations. The idea has numerous benefits and can the nature and strength of relationships between safety culture and two explanatory variables; namely

Boyer, Edmond

437

A Basic Overview of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program  

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

This pamphlet is developed by the Department of Energy (DOE) as an outreach and awareness tool to assist former and current DOE Federal, contractor, and subcontractor employees to become familiar with and utilize the services and benefits authorized under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).

438

Occupational Trichloroethylene Exposure and Renal Carcinoma Risk: Evidence of Genetic Susceptibility by Reductive Metabolism Gene Variants  

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...coded for organic/chlorinated solvent and TCE exposure (ever/never...studies have implicated the solvent trichloroethylene (TCE) as...occupational exposure to organic solvents: a case referent approach...35 Sherratt PJ , Manson MM, Green T Hayes JD. Increased activation...

Lee E. Moore; Paolo Boffetta; Sara Karami; Paul Brennan; Patricia S. Stewart; Rayjean Hung; David Zaridze; Vsevolod Matveev; Vladimir Janout; Helena Kollarova; Vladimir Bencko; Marie Navratilova; Neonila Szeszenia-Dabrowska; Dana Mates; Jan Gromiec; Ivana Holcatova; Maria Merino; Stephen Chanock; Wong-Ho Chow; and Nathaniel Rothman

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

439

Spectrum Occupancy Analysis for Cognitive Radio Zhe Wang and Sana Salous  

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Spectrum Occupancy Analysis for Cognitive Radio Zhe Wang and Sana Salous School of Engineering frequency strategy has not been able to optimise the spectrum usage. Cognitive Radio could in theory allow spectrum to operate in. Cognitive Radio would hop into unused bands of the radio spectrum and hop out again

Haddadi, Hamed

440

MedRecRel-4.Doc (11/19/07) For the Purpose of Occupational Immunization  

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to the medical facility(ies) I have indicated below the following record(s) of occupational health requirements understand that if the persons or organizations I authorize to receive and/or use the protected health clearinghouses subject to the federal health information privacy laws, they may further disclose the protected

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441

A systematic approach to occupancy modeling in ambient sensor-rich buildings  

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With ever-rising energy demand and diminishing sources of inexpensive energy resources, energy conservation has become an increasingly important topic. Building heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are considered to be a prime target ... Keywords: Building energy conservation, ambient sensing, building energy simulation, intelligent buildings, occupancy modeling

Zheng Yang, Nan Li, Burcin Becerik-Gerber, Michael Orosz

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

EH&S Research & Occupational Safety (ROS) T287 Magnuson Health Sciences Center  

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EH&S Research & Occupational Safety (ROS) T287 Magnuson Health Sciences Center Seattle, WA 98195: __________________ Letter Type: C D TE TS Tetanus due date: _______________ Environmental Health and Safety Confidential or print name), decline to participate in the Animal Care and Use Program medical screening process. I

Wilcock, William

443

SHIFT INVARIANCE OF THE OCCUPATION TIME OF THE BROWNIAN BRIDGE PROCESS  

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. The Brownian bridge process. We condition on Tc and intuitively consider the random variable B := h Z t 0 IcSHIFT INVARIANCE OF THE OCCUPATION TIME OF THE BROWNIAN BRIDGE PROCESS Peter Howard and Kevin of a one-dimensional Brownian bridge process on any Lebesgue measurable set between the initial and nal

Howard, Peter

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Student manual, Book 2: Orientation to occupational safety compliance in DOE  

SciTech Connect

This is a student hand-book an Occupational Safety Compliance in DOE. Topics include the following: Electrical; materials handling & storage; inspection responsibilities & procedures; general environmental controls; confined space entry; lockout/tagout; office safety, ergonomics & human factors; medical & first aid, access to records; construction safety; injury/illness reporting system; and accident investigation procedures.

Colley, D.L.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health- Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility  

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

A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for an assessment of the Occupational and Industrial Safety and Hygiene Program portion of an Operational Readiness Review at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility.

446

A New Method for Occupancy Grid Maps Merging: Application to Multi-vehicle Cooperative Local  

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applications have been dedicated to single vehicle system. On the other hand, multi-vehicle cooperative that are challenging for a single vehicle system. In this paper, a new method for occupancy grid maps merging the objective function. A scheme of multi-vehicle cooperative local mapping and moving object detection using

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

447

Analysis of Seismic Activity near Theodore Roosevelt Dam, Arizona, during the Occupation  

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E Analysis of Seismic Activity near Theodore Roosevelt Dam, Arizona, during the Occupation, and Lepolt Linkimer Online Material: Plot of viable focal mechanisms and table of regional seismic velocity model. INTRODUCTION Rate and distribution of seismic activity are important indica- tors of the overall

Fouch, Matthew J.

448

The Smart Thermostat: Using Occupancy Sensors to Save Energy in Homes  

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.8% energy on average, and actually increases energy consumption in 4 of the 8 households. Categories higher energy consumption on average than those with manual con- trols because users program themThe Smart Thermostat: Using Occupancy Sensors to Save Energy in Homes Jiakang Lu, Tamim Sookoor

Whitehouse, Kamin

449

SoPC based Smart Home Embedded Computer Capable of Caring for the Home Occupants  

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to safe and environmental friendly living spaces. One aspect of home automation is the direct controlSoPC based Smart Home Embedded Computer Capable of Caring for the Home Occupants G. N. Khan and J. Toronto, Ontario Canada M5B 2K3 Abstract--We present a Smart-Home Embedded Computer (SHEC) system

Khan, Gul N.

450

Sentinel: Occupancy Based HVAC Actuation using Existing WiFi Infrastructure within Commercial Buildings  

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Sentinel: Occupancy Based HVAC Actuation using Existing WiFi Infrastructure within Commercial.agarwal@cs.cmu.edu ABSTRACT Commercial buildings contribute to 19% of the primary energy consumption in the US, with HVAC systems accounting for 39.6% of this usage. To reduce HVAC energy use, prior studies have pro- posed using

Gupta, Rajesh

451

RoomZoner: Occupancy-based Room-Level Zoning of a Centralized HVAC System  

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RoomZoner: Occupancy-based Room-Level Zoning of a Centralized HVAC System Tamim Sookoor & Kamin. In this paper we present a CPS that enables a centralized Heating, Ventila- tion, and Air Conditioning (HVAC application due to residential HVAC systems ac- counting for over 15% of all U.S. energy usage, making it one

Whitehouse, Kamin

452

Occupancy-Based Energy Management in Buildings: Final Report to Sponsors  

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1 Occupancy-Based Energy Management in Buildings: Final Report to Sponsors Michael D. Sohn1 Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs of the U Buildings program through the California Institute for Energy and the Environment (CIEE), and by the United

Cerpa, Alberto E.

453

CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health- Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor Contractor ORR  

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

A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a February 2007 assessment of the Occupational Safety and Health Program portion of an Operational Readiness Review of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor.

454

Energy Efficient Building Environment Control Strategies Using Real-time Occupancy Measurements  

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occupancy and being able to accurately predict usage patterns may al- low significant energy these models, we can predict room usage thereby enabling us to control the HVAC systems in an adaptive manner. Our simulations indicate a 14% re- duction in HVAC energy usage by having an optimal control strategy

Cerpa, Alberto E.

455

SHORT COMMUNICATION Habitat patch size and isolation as predictors of occupancy  

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SHORT COMMUNICATION Habitat patch size and isolation as predictors of occupancy and number Abstract How fully a suitable habitat patch is utilized by organisms depends crucially on patch size a "habitat patch", measuring its boarders, and relatively low detection probability of the inhabitants

Agnarsson, Ingi

456

N-acetyltransferase 2 Phenotype, Occupation, and Bladder Cancer Risk: Results from the EPIC Cohort  

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...University Medical Centre, Utrecht, the Netherlands; 8 Danish...semiquantitative job-exposure matrix was applied to at-risk occupations to...technology and sequencing were applied as additional quality control...controls according to an approach applied for the estimation of lung...

Beate Pesch; Katarzyna Gawrych; Sylvia Rabstein; Tobias Weiss; Swaantje Casjens; Hans-Peter Rihs; Hui Ding; Jürgen Angerer; Thomas Illig; Norman Klopp; Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita; Martine M. Ros; Rudolf Kaaks; Jenny Chang-Claude; Nina Roswall; Anne Tjønneland; Kim Overvad; Françoise Clavel-Chapelon; Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault; Laure Dossus; Heiner Boeing; Steffen Weikert; Dimitrios Trichopoulos; Domenico Palli; Sabina Sieri; Rosario Tumino; Salvatore Panico; José Ramón Quirós; Carlos González; Mariá José Sánchez; Miren Dorronsoro; Carmen Navarro; Aurelio Barricarte; Börje Ljungberg; Mattias Johansson; David Ulmert; Roy Ehrnström; Kay-Tee Khaw; Nick Wareham; Timothy J. Key; Pietro Ferrari; Isabelle Romieu; Elio Riboli; Thomas Brüning; and Paolo Vineis

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ROBERT J. BUDNITZ Occupation: Physicist in Energy/Environmental Research and Nuclear Safety  

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ROBERT J. BUDNITZ Occupation: Physicist in Energy/Environmental Research and Nuclear Safety Birth December 2004 to September 2007 (in Livermore): Leader, Nuclear & Risk Science Group, Energy & Environment Directorate Associate Program Leader for Nuclear Systems Safety and Security, E&E Directorate October 2002

Ajo-Franklin, Jonathan

458

A metrological large range atomic force microscope with improved performance  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A metrological large range atomic force microscope (Met. LR-AFM) has been set up and improved over the past years at Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). Being designed as a scanning sample type instrument the sample is moved in three dimensions by a mechanical ball bearing stage in combination with a compact z -piezostage. Its topography is detected by a position-stationary AFM head. The sample displacement is measured by three embedded miniature homodyneinterferometers in the x y and z directions. The AFM head is aligned in such a way that its cantilever tip is positioned on the sample surface at the intersection point of the three interferometer measurement beams for satisfying the Abbe measurement principle. In this paper further improvements of the Met. LR-AFM are reported. A new AFM head using the beam deflection principle has been developed to reduce the influence of parasitic optical interference phenomena. Furthermore an off-line Heydemann correction method has been applied to reduce the inherent interferometer nonlinearities to less than 0.3 nm ( p - v ) . Versatile scanning functions for example radial scanning or local AFM measurement functions have been implemented to optimize the measurement process. The measurement software is also improved and allows comfortable operations of the instrument via graphical user interface or script-based command sets. The improved Met. LR-AFM is capable of measuring for instance the step height lateral pitch line width nanoroughness and other geometrical parameters of nanostructures.Calibration results of a one-dimensional grating and a set of film thickness standards are demonstrated showing the excellent metrological performance of the instrument.

Gaoliang Dai; Helmut Wolff; Frank Pohlenz; Hans-Ulrich Danzebrink

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Emergency Preparedness Sector Coordinators (EP) are a critical part of the campus effort to improve our emergency preparedness. Sector Coords. will serve as a network of university  

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Emergency Preparedness Sector Coordinators (EP) are a critical part of the campus effort to improve the EP Zone Coord. While this assignment will result in some extra work, it will prove to be rewarding to a sector. The network will provide better information and services to the "occupants" of the area. EP

Tennessee, University of

460

Improved Productivity and Health from Better Indoor Environments  

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5 5 Improved Productivity and Health from Better Indoor Environments Recently completed analyses suggest that improving buildings and indoor environments could reduce health-care costs and sick leave and increase worker performance, resulting in an estimated productivity gain of $30 to $150 billion annually. The research literature provides strong evidence that characteristics of buildings and their indoor environments influence the prevalence of several adverse health effects. These include communicable respiratory disease (e.g., common colds and influenza), allergy and asthma symptoms, and acute sick building syndrome (SBS) symptoms such as headaches, and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and skin. For example, in six studies, the number of respiratory illnesses in building occupants varied by a factor of 1.2 to

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461

Improving Interpersonal Communication  

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By improving interpersonal communication skills, we can improve our relationships with others. Better communication comes from understanding one's self, understanding other people, learning to empathize, being a good listener and practicing...

Warren, Judith L.

2000-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

462

Incremental performance improvements for a surface-convergency H- ion source  

SciTech Connect

We discuss some of the interventions on LANSCE's surface-conversion negative-hydrogen ion sources to increase reliability; lifetime and output without any major re-design of the machine. LANSCE's source presently delivers a baseline 16 mA, 60 Hz, 12% duty factor beam. We describe how better quality control and processing of tungsten filaments allow the comfortable completion of 28-day run cycles, how improved temperature control of the ion source body yields an increased H{sup -} output, how higher input power through an additional filament allows operations at plasma densities while maintaining the filament lifetime and how adequate electrode biasing inside the source provide some control over the beam Twiss parameters on exit.

Rouleau, Gary [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Chacon - Golcher, Edwin [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Geros, Ernest [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Johnson, Kenneth [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rybarcyk, Lawrence [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Stelzer, James [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Keller, Roderich [NON LANL; Tarvainen, Olli [NON LANL

2010-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

463

CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Los Alamos National Laboratory TA 55  

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

Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory TA 55 SST Facility CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Los Alamos National Laboratory TA 55 SST Facility A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for an assessment of the Industrial Hygiene program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory TA 55 SST Facility. CRADs provide a recommended approach and the types of information to gather to assess elements of a DOE contractor's programs. CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Los Alamos National Laboratory TA 55 SST Facility More Documents & Publications CRAD, Conduct of Operations - Los Alamos National Laboratory TA 55 SST

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FEDERAL OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH Attachment E: Physician Treatment Orders - FOH-24 Form (formerly 229-B)  

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

FOH-24 (formerly 229-B) rev. 7/01 FOH-24 (formerly 229-B) rev. 7/01 FEDERAL OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH Attachment E: Physician Treatment Orders - FOH-24 Form (formerly 229-B) ALL INFORMATION WILL BE CONSIDERED CONFIDENTIAL Dear Doctor: If you are using this form for allergen immunotherapy, you must provide the information requested in blocks #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, and 12. TO: FOH Occupational Health Center Patient Name:_________________________________________ Diagnosis:______________________________________ Physician's Orders (may attach additional page): 1) Exact Name of Medication 2) Dosage 3) Interval of Administration 4) Method of Administration: ____ SQ ____ IM 5) Expiration Date of Order: (if less than 6 months) 6) First dose of each new multi-dose vial or box of single dose

465

Guide of Good Practices for Occupational Radiological Protection in Plutonium Facilities  

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

2 2 December 2006 DOE STANDARD GUIDE OF GOOD PRACTICES FOR OCCUPATIONAL RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION IN PLUTONIUM FACILITIES U.S. Department of Energy AREA SAFT Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. ii This document has been reproduced from the best available copy. Available to DOE and DOE contractors from ES&H Technical Information Services, U.S. Department of Energy, (800) 473-4375, fax: (301) 903-9823. Available to the public from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161; (703) 605-6000. DOE-STD-1128-98 iii Change Notice 1: DOE-STD-1128-98, Guide of Good Practices for Occupational Radiological Protection in Plutonium Facilities

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CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Office of River Protection K Basin  

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

Office of River Protection K Office of River Protection K Basin Sludge Waste System CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Office of River Protection K Basin Sludge Waste System May 2004 A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a May 2004 assessment of the Environment, Safety and Health program at the Office of River Protection K Basin Sludge Waste System. CRADs provide a recommended approach and the types of information to gather to assess elements of a DOE contractor's programs. CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Office of River Protection K Basin Sludge Waste System More Documents & Publications CRAD, Management - Office of River Protection K Basin Sludge Waste System

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CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Y-12 Enriched Uranium Operations Oxide  

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

Y-12 Enriched Uranium Y-12 Enriched Uranium Operations Oxide Conversion Facility CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Y-12 Enriched Uranium Operations Oxide Conversion Facility January 2005 A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a January 2005 assessment of Industrial Safety and Industrial Health programs at the Y-12 - Enriched Uranium Operations Oxide Conversion Facility. CRADs provide a recommended approach and the types of information to gather to assess elements of a DOE contractor's programs. CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health - Y-12 Enriched Uranium Operations Oxide Conversion Facility More Documents & Publications

468

Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Interviews of Current and Former Workers  

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

February 1, 2010 February 1, 2010 MEMORANDUM FOR DISTRIBUTION "" ( "· FROM: DANIEL B. PONE~ SUBJECT: Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Interviews of Current and Former Workers The Department embraces its responsibility for and commitment to the health and well- being of the Department of Energy's (DOE) current and former workers, both Federal and contractor employees. Two key programs that advance DO E's commitment to its former and current workers are the Department of Labor (DOL) managed Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP) and the Former Worker Medical Screening Program. In the context of support to EEOICP, DOE's role is to work on behalf of the program claimants to make sure that all available worker and

469

DOE Order Self Study Modules - 10 CFR 835 Occupational Radiation Protection  

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

10 CFR 835 10 CFR 835 OCCUPATIONAL RADIATION PROTECTION NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION LEARNING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT Change No: 1 10 CFR 835 Level: Familiar Date:11/1/08 1 10/1/08 10 CFR 835 OCCUPATIONAL RADIATION PROTECTION FAMILIAR LEVEL ___________________________________________________________________________ OBJECTIVES Given the familiar level of this module and the resources, you will be able to perform the following: 1. State the scope of 10 CFR 835. 2. Define the following terms. annual limit on intake bioassay contamination area derived air concentration high contamination area radiation weighting factor 3. State the requirements of the general rule. 4. State the radiation protection program requirements. 5. State the requirements of the internal audit.

470

Why and How Should We Assess Occupational Health Impacts in Integrated Product Policy?  

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However, in an attempt to consider other sustainability criteria and to avoid a shift from environmental health impacts to occupational health impacts one may want to include occupational health in IPP. ... Integrated product policy (IPP) has emerged as an area of intense research and debate among policy makers in order to better consider the “world behind the product” (1) and to deal with the many dimensions of sustainable development (2?4). ... Viscusi and Zeckhauser (20) estimate for 1987 the number of workdays lost due to injuries per million dollars output for a 38 sector model of the United States economy to be 0.1 (real estate) to 1.2 (furniture and fixtures). ...

Patrick Hofstetter; Gregory A. Norris

2003-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

471

Answers to questions about updated estimates of occupational radiation doses at Three Mile Island, Unit 2  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this question and answer report is to provide a clear, easy-to-understand explanation of revised radiation dose estimates which workers are likely to receive over the course of the cleanup at Three Mile Island, Unit 2, and of the possible health consequences to workers of these new estimates. We will focus primarily on occupational dose, although pertinent questions about public health and safety will also be answered.

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1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Wireless Sensor Technology to Optimize the Occupant's Dynamic Demand Pattern Within the Building  

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). It is necessary to come with new application of WSN, therefore a close look was needed into possible additional functionality of WSN in regards to human behaviour. Arens (Arens et al. 2005) proposed a distributed sensor network for office rooms. At room scale... using a whole building model programmed in the Simulink HAMBase environment. In contrary to earlier research by (Zhang et al. 2009), this study takes into account the real occupancy profiles, the appliances use, lighting profiles and the energy needed...

Zeiler, W.; Boxem, G.; Maaijen, R.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Occupancy dynamics in small-stream habitats: niches define the responses to floods by two neotropical fishes  

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We modeled occupancy as a function of distance from the confluence (distance, m), mean water velocity (velocity, m/s), mean substrate size (substrate, index—see below), and percentage of boulders (boulders, %). T...

Karlo Yoshihiro Pioto Hakamada; Jerry Penha

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Effects of Habitat Characteristics on Occupancy and Productivity of a Forest-Dependent Songbird in an Urban Landscape  

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environments, where effects of habitat fragmentation on reproductive success are more pronounced than within rural environments. I monitored patch occupancy, territory establishment, pairing success, and fledging success of warblers in an urban environment. I...

Robinson, Dianne Hali

2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

475

Methods to improve school design in Sierra Leone  

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Most schools in Sierra Leone are constructed using a standard design with little variation from building to building. They are relatively high-cost and have poor ventilation, lighting and thermal comfort. In January 2010, ...

Clonts, Kelly A

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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File:03HIDUseAndOccupancyPermit.pdf | Open Energy Information  

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HIDUseAndOccupancyPermit.pdf HIDUseAndOccupancyPermit.pdf Jump to: navigation, search File File history File usage File:03HIDUseAndOccupancyPermit.pdf Size of this preview: 463 × 599 pixels. Other resolution: 464 × 600 pixels. Full resolution ‎(1,275 × 1,650 pixels, file size: 23 KB, MIME type: application/pdf) File history Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. Date/Time Thumbnail Dimensions User Comment current 11:54, 12 November 2012 Thumbnail for version as of 11:54, 12 November 2012 1,275 × 1,650 (23 KB) Alevine (Talk | contribs) 11:55, 23 October 2012 Thumbnail for version as of 11:55, 23 October 2012 1,275 × 1,650 (33 KB) Dklein2012 (Talk | contribs) 12:57, 24 July 2012 Thumbnail for version as of 12:57, 24 July 2012 1,275 × 1,650 (31 KB) Alevine (Talk | contribs)

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EM Occupational Injury and Illness Rates Continued to Decline in Fiscal  

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

Occupational Injury and Illness Rates Continued to Decline in Occupational Injury and Illness Rates Continued to Decline in Fiscal Year 2011 EM Occupational Injury and Illness Rates Continued to Decline in Fiscal Year 2011 February 1, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis This figure shows the downward trends of EM TRC and DART case rates for the last three fiscal years. These three years correspond to the time of substantial increase in work activities in support of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This figure shows the downward trends of EM TRC and DART case rates for the last three fiscal years. These three years correspond to the time of substantial increase in work activities in support of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. EM’s TRC and DART case cumulative rate trend lines over the past 15 quarters remain well below comparable industries’ TRC and DART Case rates. For benchmark comparison, the Construction Industry and the Waste Management & Remediation Service Industry numbers are selected to best approximate the complex-wide decontamination and decommissioning (D&D), remediation, waste management and facility construction activities contracted by EM

478

Improving Lives. Improving Texas. Agency Strategic Plan  

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. Williams Administration Building 7101 TAMU September 2009 College Station, TX 77843-7101 Phone: 979. In the context of this broad mission, the priorities for Extension education are: Ensure a sustainable and management. Build local capacity for economic development in Texas communities. Improve the health

479

Agricultural Improvement Loan Program  

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

The Agricultural Improvement Loan Program is administered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture through the Minnesota Rural Finance Authority (RFA) and provides loans to farmers for...

480

HUD Home Improvements  

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

Provides a collection of information, resources, and updates related to home improvements and insurance for manufactured housing. Author: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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481

Improved wire chamber  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved gas mixture for use with proportional counter devices, such as Geiger-Mueller tubes and drift chambers. The improved gas mixture provides a stable drift velocity while eliminating wire aging caused by prior art gas mixtures. The new gas mixture is comprised of equal parts argon and ethane gas and having approximately 0.25% isopropyl alcohol vapor. 2 figs.

Atac, M.

1987-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

482

Improved solid aerosol generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved solid aerosol generator used to produce a gas borne stream of dry, solid particles of predetermined size and concentration. The improved solid aerosol generator nebulizes a feed solution of known concentration with a flow of preheated gas and dries the resultant wet heated aerosol in a grounded, conical heating chamber, achieving high recovery and flow rates. 2 figs.

Prescott, D.S.; Schober, R.K.; Beller, J.

1988-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

483

Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement  

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6 Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement Process 11_0304 Page 1 of 6 6 Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement Process 11_0304 Page 1 of 6 EOTA - Business Process Document Title: Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement Process Document Number: P-006 Rev 11_0304 Document Owner: Elizabeth Sousa Backup Owner: Melissa Otero Approver(s): Melissa Otero Parent Document: Q-001, Quality Manual Notify of Changes: EOTA Employees Referenced Document(s): P-008 Corrective-Preventive Action Process, P-004 Business System Management Review and REG-003 Records Register P-006 Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement Process 11_0304 Page 2 of 6 Revision History: Rev. Description of Change A Initial Release 08_0416 Changed verbiage in Step 6 to, "CAR/PAR/IO using P-008, Corrective-Preventive Action & Improvement Opportunity"

484

Milestone Plan Process Improvement  

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

Milestone Plan Process Improvement Milestone Plan Process Improvement Milestone Plan Process Improvement Background In response to our community's concern over the milestone plan (MP) process within the system, the STRIPES Project Office initiated an in-depth evaluation of the required steps and issues surrounding this process. We concluded that the MP process could be improved for most users by tuning the system configuration. With the approval of both the STRIPES Executive Steering Committee and the STRIPES Project Office, we launched the MP Process Improvement Initiative. After many meetings with members of the STRIPES Team and Working Group, we are ready to "go-live" with this initiative. On October 1 st , 2012 the new MP process will be implemented for use by most field offices.

485

Occupation Codes  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

KNEE PADS 7873 LEGGINGS 7874 METAL SHOE COVER 7875 METATARSAL PROTECTION 7876 SAFETY BOOTS 7877 SHOE COVER 7878 SAFETY SHOE 7879 OTHER FOOT PROTECTION 7880 Arm and hand...

486

Attitudes of Youth toward Occupational Opportunities and Social Services in Cherokee County.  

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SUMMARY This study was conducted by 'the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in 1956 to determine k: attitude of high school seniors toward occupational opportunities and social services in Cherokee c0un7~ All of the white senior boys... in Cherokee county prefer an average job in a town or city to o&&ship and operdie of their own farm. Senior girls prefer that their future husband hold an average job in town rather thc own and operate a farm. Most of the seniors prefer to live and work...

Nelson, Bardin H.

1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

A study of College Station visitor opinions regarding hotel occupancy tax expenditures  

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66 171 36 54 40 TOTAL 712 rooms One motel only (93 rooms) was deleted from the study because of a lack of cooperation on the part of its management. This one unit did not differ significantly from the cooperating motels in terms of size...&M University Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. Leslie M. Reid The purpose of this study was to conduct an investigation designed to discover from visitors to College Station what "best" uses could be made of funds derived from the hotel room occupancy tax...

Zweifel, Eva Louise

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

The Role of Occupant Behavior in Achieving Net Zero Energy: A Demonstration Project at Fort Carson  

SciTech Connect

This study, sponsored by the U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, aimed to understand the potential for institutional and behavioral change to enhance the performance of buildings, through a demonstration project with the Department of Defense in five green buildings on the Fort Carson, Colorado, Army base. To approach this study, the research team identified specific occupant behaviors that had the potential to save energy in each building, defined strategies that might effectively support behavior change, and implemented a coordinated set of actions during a three-month intervention.

Judd, Kathleen S.; Sanquist, Thomas F.; Zalesny, Mary D.; Fernandez, Nicholas

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

489

indoor | OpenEI Community  

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indoor indoor Home Dc's picture Submitted by Dc(15) Member 17 September, 2013 - 12:39 Are you willing to reply to a text message once a day with information about your comfort level at your indoor location? building comfort design improve incentive indoor message sms text Yes 60% (3 votes) No 0% (0 votes) Maybe if I had an incentive 20% (1 vote) Maybe if my reply is confidential and anonymous 0% (0 votes) Maybe if the data will be used to improve building design 20% (1 vote) Total votes: 5 Buildings account for roughly 40% of all U.S. energy use (70% of all electricity): residential buildings account for 22% of all U.S. energy use and commercial buildings account for 18% of all U.S. energy use[i]. There is an unanswered need for information about buildings in use and how building design affects building occupant comfort, productivity, and, by

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sms | OpenEI Community  

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sms sms Home Dc's picture Submitted by Dc(15) Member 17 September, 2013 - 12:39 Are you willing to reply to a text message once a day with information about your comfort level at your indoor location? building comfort design improve incentive indoor message sms text Yes 60% (3 votes) No 0% (0 votes) Maybe if I had an incentive 20% (1 vote) Maybe if my reply is confidential and anonymous 0% (0 votes) Maybe if the data will be used to improve building design 20% (1 vote) Total votes: 5 Buildings account for roughly 40% of all U.S. energy use (70% of all electricity): residential buildings account for 22% of all U.S. energy use and commercial buildings account for 18% of all U.S. energy use[i]. There is an unanswered need for information about buildings in use and how building design affects building occupant comfort, productivity, and, by

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text text Home Dc's picture Submitted by Dc(10) Member 17 September, 2013 - 12:39 Are you willing to reply to a text message once a day with information about your comfort level at your indoor location? building comfort design improve incentive indoor message sms text Yes 50% (2 votes) No 0% (0 votes) Maybe if I had an incentive 25% (1 vote) Maybe if my reply is confidential and anonymous 0% (0 votes) Maybe if the data will be used to improve building design 25% (1 vote) Total votes: 4 Buildings account for roughly 40% of all U.S. energy use (70% of all electricity): residential buildings account for 22% of all U.S. energy use and commercial buildings account for 18% of all U.S. energy use[i]. There is an unanswered need for information about buildings in use and how building design affects building occupant comfort, productivity, and, by

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design design Home Dc's picture Submitted by Dc(15) Member 17 September, 2013 - 12:39 Are you willing to reply to a text message once a day with information about your comfort level at your indoor location? building comfort design improve incentive indoor message sms text Yes 60% (3 votes) No 0% (0 votes) Maybe if I had an incentive 20% (1 vote) Maybe if my reply is confidential and anonymous 0% (0 votes) Maybe if the data will be used to improve building design 20% (1 vote) Total votes: 5 Buildings account for roughly 40% of all U.S. energy use (70% of all electricity): residential buildings account for 22% of all U.S. energy use and commercial buildings account for 18% of all U.S. energy use[i]. There is an unanswered need for information about buildings in use and how building design affects building occupant comfort, productivity, and, by

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message message Home Dc's picture Submitted by Dc(15) Member 17 September, 2013 - 12:39 Are you willing to reply to a text message once a day with information about your comfort level at your indoor location? building comfort design improve incentive indoor message sms text Yes 60% (3 votes) No 0% (0 votes) Maybe if I had an incentive 20% (1 vote) Maybe if my reply is confidential and anonymous 0% (0 votes) Maybe if the data will be used to improve building design 20% (1 vote) Total votes: 5 Buildings account for roughly 40% of all U.S. energy use (70% of all electricity): residential buildings account for 22% of all U.S. energy use and commercial buildings account for 18% of all U.S. energy use[i]. There is an unanswered need for information about buildings in use and how building design affects building occupant comfort, productivity, and, by

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building building Home Dc's picture Submitted by Dc(10) Member 17 September, 2013 - 12:39 Are you willing to reply to a text message once a day with information about your comfort level at your indoor location? building comfort design improve incentive indoor message sms text Yes 50% (2 votes) No 0% (0 votes) Maybe if I had an incentive 25% (1 vote) Maybe if my reply is confidential and anonymous 0% (0 votes) Maybe if the data will be used to improve building design 25% (1 vote) Total votes: 4 Buildings account for roughly 40% of all U.S. energy use (70% of all electricity): residential buildings account for 22% of all U.S. energy use and commercial buildings account for 18% of all U.S. energy use[i]. There is an unanswered need for information about buildings in use and how building design affects building occupant comfort, productivity, and, by

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Musculoskeletal health and work ability in physically demanding occupations: study protocol for a prospective field study on construction and health care workers  

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Musculoskeletal disorders have a profound impact on individual health, sickness absence and early retirement, particularly in physically demanding occupations. Demographics are changing in the developed countr...

Lars-Kristian Lunde; Markus Koch; Stein Knardahl; Morten Wærsted…

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OCCUPATIONAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY SERVICES C:\\Documents and Settings\\sysdev\\Local Settings\\Temporary Internet Files\\OLK412\\Lab Equipment Release -New Format.doc  

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, autoclaves, centrifuges, refrigerators, freezers, incubators, BioSafety cabinets, and analytical equipment, refrigerators, freezers, incubators, etc. #12;OCCUPATIONAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY SERVICES C

Krovi, Venkat

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Improved Dragline Utilization  

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The cause of energy conservation can be served by increasing the efficiency of large draglines used in surface coal mining. The topic is the application of a training simulator, computer instrumentation and computer simulation to improve dragline...

Keller, K. J.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Project Management  

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On December 19, 2014, the Energy Department released its "Improving Project Management" report, a roadmap to transformation in funding, culture, project ownership, independent oversight and front-end planning from experienced project management leaders.

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Childhood nervous system tumors--an evaluation of the association with paternal occupational exposure to hydrocarbons  

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Paternal occupational exposures to hydrocarbons have been associated with childhood nervous system cancer, but study results have not been consistent. This population-based case-control study was designed to examine this association using a large sample size to increase the precision of risk estimates. The birth certificates of 499 children who died in Texas from intracranial and spinal cord tumors were compared with 998 control certificates randomly selected from all Texas live births. Information on parental job title and industry at the time of birth was obtained from the birth certificates. No significant associations were identified for the dichotomized variable of all hydrocarbon-related occupations combined, as variously defined in previous studies, or for most of the specific jobs affiliated with exposures to hydrocarbons. Significant, relatively stable odds ratios (OR) were found for printers and graphics arts workers (OR = 4.5; 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.4-14.7) and chemical and petroleum workers with high exposure levels (OR = 3.0; CI = 1.1-8.5). A discussion of the biases involved in this type of study design is presented.

Johnson, C.C.; Annegers, J.F.; Frankowski, R.F.; Spitz, M.R.; Buffler, P.A.

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ApRemodel: A Study of Non-Technical Innovation in Multi- Occupancy Sustainable Retrofit Housing Projects  

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The ApRemodel project is a study of multi-occupancy retrofit in the Finnish context. As part of the study a research project was commissioned to identify and compare innovative practice with regards to non-technical issues being addressed in retrofit projects being undertaken in the UK housing sector. Given that the examples were required to address a multi-occupancy scenario all of these cases come from the UK social housing sector, where the majority of multi-occupancy retrofit is being undertaken. Here we outline the cases that were reviewed, the innovations that were identified within them and the main initial findings. Keywords: Retrofit, case studies, social housing, innovation

Will Swan; Carl Abbott; Catherine Barlow