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TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program |  

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

Kentucky Kentucky Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Windows: $500 Duct Repair, Replacement, and Sealing: $500 Minor Repair Work: $250 Replace HVAC: $250 Insulation: $500 Electric Water Heater and Pipe Insulation: $50 Air Sealing/Weatherstrip/Caulk: $500 Central HVAC Tune-up: $150 Provider Tennessee Valley Authority The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) energy right In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program encourages the installation of energy-efficiency improvements in existing single family dwellings. The program offers an in-home energy assessment as well as financing options and rebates/incentives to help homeowners who choose to make investments in significant energy efficiency improvements. Evaluations are performed by TVA-certified energy advisors

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TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program |  

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

Alabama Alabama Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Windows: 500 Duct Repair, Replacement, and Sealing: 500 Minor Repair Work: 250 Replace HVAC: 250 Insulation: 500 Electric Water Heater and Pipe Insulation: 50 Air Sealing: 500 Self Installed Insulation, Caulk, Weatherstrip, and Rehabilitation: 250 Central HVAC Tune-up: 150 Provider Tennessee Valley Authority The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) energy right In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program encourages the installation of energy-efficiency improvements in existing single family dwellings. The program offers an in-home energy assessment as well as financing options and rebates/incentives to help homeowners who choose to make investments in significant energy efficiency improvements. Evaluations are performed by TVA-certified energy advisors

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TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program |  

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

Mississippi Mississippi Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Windows: 500 Duct Repair, Replacement, and Sealing: 500 Minor Repair Work: 250 Replace HVAC: 250 Insulation: 500 Electric Water Heater and Pipe Insulation: 50 Air Sealing: 500 Self Installed Insulation, Caulk, Weatherstrip, and Rehabilitation: 250 Central HVAC Tune-up: 150 Provider Tennessee Valley Authority The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) ''energy right'' In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program encourages the installation of energy-efficiency improvements in existing single family dwellings. The program offers an in-home energy assessment as well as financing options and rebates/incentives to help homeowners who choose to make investments in significant energy efficiency improvements. Evaluations are performed by

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TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Program | Department of  

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

Program Program TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Program < Back Eligibility Installer/Contractor Residential Utility Savings Category Home Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Commercial Weatherization Ventilation Manufacturing Heat Pumps Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate 50% cost up to $500 Program Info State Virginia Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Windows: $500 Duct Repair, Replacement, and Sealing: $500 Minor Repair Work: $250 Replace HVAC: $250 Insulation: $500 Electric Water Heater and Pipe Insulation: $50 Air Sealing/Weatherstrip/Caulk: $500 Central HVAC Tune-up: $150 Provider Tennessee Valley Authority The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) energy right In-Home Energy Evaluation

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TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program (Georgia) |  

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

TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program (Georgia) TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program (Georgia) < Back Eligibility Installer/Contractor Residential Utility Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Other Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Manufacturing Heat Pumps Maximum Rebate 50% cost up to $500 Program Info State Georgia Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Windows: $500 Duct Repair, Replacement, and Sealing: $500 Minor Repair Work: $250 Replace HVAC: $250 Insulation: $500 Electric Water Heater and Pipe Insulation: $50 Air Sealing: $500 Caulking, Weatherstripping, and other Self Installed Improvements: $250

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TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, DuctAir sealing, Equipment Insulation, Heat pumps, Windows, HVAC Tune-up Active Incentive Yes Implementing Sector Utility Energy...

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TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Program | Department of  

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

500 500 Program Info State Tennessee Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Windows: 500 Duct Repair, Replacement, and Sealing: 500 Minor Repair Work: 250 Replace HVAC: 250 Insulation: 500 Electric Water Heater and Pipe Insulation: 50 Air Sealing: 500 Self Installed Insulation, Caulk, Weatherstrip, and Rehabilitation: 250 Central HVAC Tune-up: 150 Provider Tennessee Valley Authority The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) ''energy right'' In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program encourages the installation of energy-efficiency improvements in existing single family dwellings. The program offers an in-home energy assessment as well as financing options and rebates/incentives to help homeowners who choose to make investments in significant energy efficiency improvements. Evaluations are performed by

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NREL evaluates energy savings potential of heat pump water heaters in homes throughout all U.S. climate zones.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

NREL evaluates energy savings potential of heat pump water heaters in homes throughout all U.S in the U.S. market--to evaluate the cost of saved energy as a function of climate. The performance of HPWHs laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated

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Minimizing intrusiveness in home energy measurement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The expanding deployment of renewable energy sources as well as the widespread deployment of smart meters enables and encourages demand management in homes. Like smart meters, most solar or other renewable deployments allow homeowners to carefully monitor ... Keywords: energy, sustainability

David Lachut; Simon Piel; Lazeeb Choudhury; Yucheng Xiong; Sami Rollins; Kevin Moran; Nilanjan Banerjee

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL evaluates energy savings potential of heat pump water heaters in homes throughout all U.S. climate zones.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in homes compared to traditional electric resistance water heaters. Researchers at the National Renewable is a function of surrounding air temperature, humidity, hot water usage, and the logic controlling the heat pump

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EIA Energy Kids - In Homes - Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Lights have revolutionized the way we live, ... The pie chart on the right shows the major energy uses in homes in ... are now standard equipment in about 87% of U.S ...

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN HOMES: AN INTRODUCTION AND STUDY PROPOSAL  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN HOMES: AN INTRODUCTION AND STUDY PROPOSAL MAY 2, 2006 PREPARED BY MEMBERS;Weiss Urban Livability Fellowship Report ­ 1 ­ Energy Efficiency Overview and Case Study ENERGY EFFICIENCY: AN OVERVIEW In homes across the country, energy is wasted prolifically. In the winter, heat wafts

Crews, Stephen

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The Energy Doctor Is In: Home Check-Ups to Save You Money | Department of  

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

The Energy Doctor Is In: Home Check-Ups to Save You Money The Energy Doctor Is In: Home Check-Ups to Save You Money The Energy Doctor Is In: Home Check-Ups to Save You Money August 26, 2010 - 11:46am Addthis Andy Oare Andy Oare Former New Media Strategist, Office of Public Affairs What does this mean for me? Home energy assessments can help you take steps to drastically reduce your energy bills. Given all of the buzz around weatherization lately, and with temperatures getting ready to drop in the next month or so (hopefully), it's a worthwhile time to quickly talk about one of the most important initial steps to making your home more energy-efficient: getting a home energy assessment. A home energy assessment, also known as a home energy audit, is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what

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The Energy Doctor Is In: Home Check-Ups to Save You Money | Department...  

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

Energy Doctor Is In: Home Check-Ups to Save You Money The Energy Doctor Is In: Home Check-Ups to Save You Money August 26, 2010 - 11:46am Addthis Andy Oare Andy Oare Former New...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Minimizing Intrusiveness in Home Energy Measurement David Lachut  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to carefully monitor energy supply and past energy consumption, however, using this information to drive demand energy demand to meet supply, which requires a comprehensive understanding of home energy use. Though monitor energy supply and past energy consumption. Using this information to drive demand management

Rollins, Sami

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Challenges and Opportunities To Achieve 50% Energy Savings in Homes: National Laboratory White Papers  

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

Challenges and Challenges and Opportunities To Achieve 50% Energy Savings in Homes: National Laboratory White Papers M.V.A. Bianchi, Editor July 2011 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States government or any

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Thermo-economic assessment of end user value in home and community scale renewable energy systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study employs thermo-economic analysis to establish a homeowner-centric valuation of renewable energy technologies. The evaluation methodology is illustrated using several classes of renewable energy technology

David Oliver; Dominic Groulx

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EPA ENERGY STAR: Tackling Growth in Home Electronics and Small Appliances  

SciTech Connect

Over a decade ago, the electricity consumption associated with home electronics and other small appliances emerged onto the global energy policy landscape as one of the fastest growing residential end uses with the opportunity to deliver significant energy savings. As our knowledge of this end use matures, it is essential to step back and evaluate the degree to which energy efficiency programs have successfully realized energy savings and where savings opportunities have been missed.For the past fifteen years, we have quantified energy, utility bill, and carbon savings for US EPA?s ENERGY STAR voluntary product labeling program. In this paper, we present a unique look into the US residential program savings claimed to date for EPA?s ENERGY STAR office equipment, consumer electronics, and other small household appliances as well as EPA?s projected program savings over the next five years. We present a top-level discussion identifying program areas where EPA?s ENERGY STAR efforts have succeeded and program areas where ENERGY STAR efforts did not successfully address underlying market factors, technology issues and/or consumer behavior. We end by presenting the magnitude of ?overlooked? savings.

Sanchez, Marla Christine; Brown, Richard; Homan, Gregory

2008-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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EPA ENERGY STAR: Tackling Growth in Home Electronics and Small Appliances  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ICF Consulting. 2003. Energy Star Market Penetration ReportConsulting. . 2004. Energy Star Market Penetration Reportmarket data. Figure 4. ENERGY STAR Market Penetration ENERGY

Sanchez, Marla Christine

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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)  

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

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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Do Households Smooth Small Consumption Shocks? Evidence from Anticipated and Unanticipated Variation in Home Energy Costs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

home energy costs are electricity bills. 76% of energy coststo be paying their electricity bills directly, for instanceof the fact that electricity bills comprise almost three-

Cullen, Julie Berry; Friedberg, Leora; Wolfram, Catherine

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Delivers In-Home HVAC Efficiency Testing Solutions (Fact...  

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Delivers In-Home HVAC Efficiency Testing Solutions Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have recently developed two simple in-home efficiency test methods...

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The smart thermostat: using occupancy sensors to save energy in homes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) is the largest source of residential energy consumption. In this paper, we demonstrate how to use cheap and simple sensing technology to automatically sense occupancy and sleep patterns in a home, and how to use ... Keywords: building energy, home monitoring, programmable thermostats, wireless sensor networks

Jiakang Lu; Tamim Sookoor; Vijay Srinivasan; Ge Gao; Brian Holben; John Stankovic; Eric Field; Kamin Whitehouse

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Intercommunication Home Energy Management System with Appliance Recognition in Home Network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In present days there are wide varieties of household electric appliances along with different power consumption habits of consumers, making identifying electric appliances without presetting difficulty. This paper introduces smart appliance management ... Keywords: appliance recognition, home energy management, smart appliance management system

Ying-Xun Lai; Joel Jos Rodrigues; Yueh-Min Huang; Hong-Gang Wang; Chin-Feng Lai

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Challenges and Opportunities To Achieve 50% Energy Savings in Homes: National Laboratory White Papers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 2010, researchers from four of the national laboratories involved in residential research (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) were asked to prepare papers focusing on the key longer term research challenges, market barriers, and technology gaps that must be addressed to achieve the longer term 50% saving goal for Building America to ensure coordination with the Building America industry teams who are focusing their research on systems to achieve the near-term 30% savings goal. Although new construction was included, the focus of the effort was on deep energy retrofits of existing homes. This report summarizes the key opportunities, gaps, and barriers identified in the national laboratory white papers.

Bianchi, M. V. A.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Evaluates Performance of Heat Pump Water Heaters (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

NREL evaluates energy savings potential of heat pump water heaters in homes throughout all U.S. climate zones.

Not Available

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Renewable Energy Evaluation Tools  

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

RENEWABLE ENERGY RENEWABLE ENERGY EVALUATION TOOLS Andy Walker, PhD PE Principal Engineer, NREL Renewable Energy Round Table May 2, 2012 2 TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT AND SCREENING TOOLS WE USE IN OUR PROJECTS Campus/Base Assessments INFRASTRUCTURE BUILDINGS ASSESSMENT RENEWABLE SUPPLY SIDE VEHICLES & TOOLS Campus/Base Assessments INFRASTRUCTURE BUILDINGS ASSESSMENT RENEWABLE SUPPLY SIDE VEHICLES & TOOLS 9 9 Renewable Energy Technologies Photovoltaics Daylighting Biomass Heat/Power Concentrating Solar Heat/Power Solar Vent Air Preheat Solar Water Heating Wind Power Ground Source Heat Pump Landfill Gas 10 10 Renewable Energy Resources Geographical Information System (GIS) Datasets * NREL Datasets (http://www.nrel.gov/gis/) - solar radiation 10x10 km grid

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Exploring early evaluation techniques of ambient health promoting devices in home environments of senior citizens living independently  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, our goal is to explore different early evaluation techniques and their effectiveness for designing better ambient health- promoting devices for the elderly. One cannot assess the complete impact of these devices without full implementation ... Keywords: Wizard of Oz, ambient technology, early evaluation methods, health monitoring devices, senior citizens, storyboarding, technology probe

Rajasee Rege; Heekyoung Jung; William Hazelwood; Greg Orlov; Kay Connelly; Kalpana Shankar

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impacts of Mixing on Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Homes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in Homes Max H. Sherman, Ph.D. Fellow ASHRAE Iain S. Walker, Ph.D. P.E. Member ASHRAE Energy Performance

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Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation by Susan H. Holte In this paper, the Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting (OIAF) of the Energy Information Administration (EIA) evaluates the projections published in the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO), (1) by comparing the projections from the Annual Energy Outlook 1982 through the Annual Energy Outlook 2001 with actual historical values. A set of major consumption, production, net import, price, economic, and carbon dioxide emissions variables are included in the evaluation, updating similar papers from previous years. These evaluations also present the reasons and rationales for significant differences. The Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting has been providing an

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Renewable Energy Evaluation Tools  

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Energy Technologies Photovoltaics Daylighting Biomass HeatPower Concentrating Solar HeatPower Solar Vent Air Preheat Solar Water Heating Wind Power Ground Source Heat...

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Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide | Department...  

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

Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide This Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide describes and provides guidance...

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Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Title of Paper Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation Title of Paper Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation by Susan H. Holte OIAF has been providing an evaluation of the forecasts in the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) annually since 1996. Each year, the forecast evaluation expands on that of the prior year by adding the most recent AEO and the most recent historical year of data. However, the underlying reasons for deviations between the projections and realized history tend to be the same from one evaluation to the next. The most significant conclusions are: Natural gas has generally been the fuel with the least accurate forecasts of consumption, production, and prices. Natural gas was the last fossil fuel to be deregulated following the strong regulation of energy markets in the 1970s and early 1980s. Even after deregulation, the behavior

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Geopressured Energy Resource Evaluation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The geopressured aquifers that extend along the northern Gulf of Mexico are a large, perhaps the largest, potential source of geothermal energy and natural gas in the US. Because of the high cost of completing wells into these formations and their relatively low temperatures (200 to 400 F), the utilization of the geothermal energy will be highly depend on, and of secondary importance to, the value of the methane. The economics of extracting either the geothermal energy or natural gas from these aquifers does not look promising. The combined requirements of high well flow rates (40,000 bbl/day), long life (20 years), and the necessity for close well spacing to minimize the cost of the collection system may be incompatible with the actual characteristics of the reservoirs. These factors place such stringent requirements on the reservoir size, permeability, and compressibility, or specific storage coefficient, that the number of promising production areas may be severely limited.

Samuels, Garland

1979-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual Energy Outlook Evaluation, 2005  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Outlook Evaluation, 2005 1 Outlook Evaluation, 2005 1 Annual Energy Outlook Evaluation, 2005 * Then Energy Information Administration (EIA) produces projections of energy supply and demand each year in the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO). The projections in the AEO are not statements of what will happen but of what might happen, given the assumptions and methodologies used. The projections are business-as-usual trend projections, given known technology, technological and demographic trends, and current laws and regulations. Thus, they provide a policy-neutral reference case that can be used to analyze policy initiatives. EIA does not propose or advocate future legislative and regulatory changes. All laws are assumed to remain as currently enacted; however, the impacts of emerging regulatory changes,

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ENergy and Power Evaluation Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the late 1970s, national and international attention began to focus on energy issues. Efforts were initiated to design and test analytical tools that could be used to assist energy planners in evaluating energy systems, particularly in developing countries. In 1984, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) commissioned Argonne National Laboratory`s Decision and Information Sciences Division (DIS) to incorporate a set of analytical tools into a personal computer-based package for distribution in developing countries. The package developed by DIS staff, the ENergy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP), covers the range of issues that energy planners must face: economic development, energy demand projections, supply-and-demand balancing, energy system expansion, and environmental impact analysis. Following the original DOE-supported development effort, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), with the assistance from the US Department of State (DOS) and the US Department of Energy (DOE), provided ENPEP training, distribution, and technical support to many countries. ENPEP is now in use in over 60 countries and is an international standard for energy planning tools. More than 500 energy experts have been trained in the use of the entire ENPEP package or some of its modules during the international training courses organized by the IAEA in collaboration with Argonne`s Decision and Information Sciences (DIS) Division and the Division of Educational Programs (DEP). This report contains the ENPEP program which can be download from the internet. Described in this report is the description of ENPEP Program, news, forums, online support and contacts.

NONE

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Evaluation Evaluation Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation by Esmeralda Sanchez The Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting has been providing an evaluation of the forecasts in the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) annually since 1996. Each year, the forecast evaluation expands on that of the prior year by adding the most recent AEO and the most recent historical year of data. However, the underlying reasons for deviations between the projections and realized history tend to be the same from one evaluation to the next. The most significant conclusions are: Over the last two decades, there have been many significant changes in laws, policies, and regulations that could not have been anticipated and were not assumed in the projections prior to their implementation. Many of these actions have had significant impacts on energy supply, demand, and prices; however, the impacts were not incorporated in the AEO projections until their enactment or effective dates in accordance with EIA's requirement to remain policy neutral and include only current laws and regulations in the AEO reference case projections.

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

21 - 20130 of 26,764 results. 21 - 20130 of 26,764 results. Rebate TVA Partner Utilities- In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) ''energy right'' In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program encourages the installation of energy-efficiency improvements in existing single family dwellings. The... http://energy.gov/savings/tva-partner-utilities-home-energy-evaluation-pilot-program-1 Rebate TVA Partner Utilities- In-Home Energy Evaluation Program The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) ''energy right'' In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program encourages the installation of energy-efficiency improvements in existing single family dwellings. The... http://energy.gov/savings/tva-partner-utilities-home-energy-evaluation-program Download CX-000206: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Analysis Papers > Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation Analysis Papers > Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation Release Date: February 2005 Next Release Date: February 2006 Printer-friendly version Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation* Table 1.Comparison of Absolute Percent Errors for Present and Current AEO Forecast Evaluations Printer Friendly Version Average Absolute Percent Error Variable AEO82 to AEO99 AEO82 to AEO2000 AEO82 to AEO2001 AEO82 to AEO2002 AEO82 to AEO2003 AEO82 to AEO2004 Consumption Total Energy Consumption 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 Total Petroleum Consumption 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.9 Total Natural Gas Consumption 7.3 7.1 7.1 6.7 6.4 6.5 Total Coal Consumption 3.1 3.3 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Total Electricity Sales 1.9 2.0 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.4 Production Crude Oil Production 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.7

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Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

by by Esmeralda Sanchez The Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting has been providing an evaluation of the forecasts in the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) annually since 1996. Each year, the forecast evaluation expands on that of the prior year by adding the most recent AEO and the most recent historical year of data. However, the underlying reasons for deviations between the projections and realized history tend to be the same from one evaluation to the next. The most significant conclusions are: * Over the last two decades, there have been many significant changes in laws, policies, and regulations that could not have been anticipated and were not assumed in the projections prior to their implementation. Many of these actions have had significant impacts on energy supply, demand, and prices; however, the

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Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Efficiency Evaluation and  

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Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings on AddThis.com...

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Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

by Esmeralda Sanchez by Esmeralda Sanchez Errata -(7/14/04) The Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting has produced an annual evaluation of the accuracy of the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) since 1996. Each year, the forecast evaluation expands on the prior year by adding the projections from the most recent AEO and the most recent historical year of data. The Forecast Evaluation examines the accuracy of AEO forecasts dating back to AEO82 by calculating the average absolute forecast errors for each of the major variables for AEO82 through AEO2003. The average absolute forecast error, which for the purpose of this report will also be referred to simply as "average error" or "forecast error", is computed as the simple mean, or average, of all the absolute values of the percent errors, expressed as the percentage difference between the Reference Case projection and actual historic value, shown for every AEO and for each year in the forecast horizon (for a given variable). The historical data are typically taken from the Annual Energy Review (AER). The last column of Table 1 provides a summary of the most recent average absolute forecast errors. The calculation of the forecast error is shown in more detail in Tables 2 through 18. Because data for coal prices to electric generating plants were not available from the AER, data from the Monthly Energy Review (MER), July 2003 were used.

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Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

by Esmeralda Sánchez The Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting has produced an annual evaluation of the accuracy of the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) since 1996. Each year, the forecast evaluation expands on the prior year by adding the projections from the most recent AEO and the most recent historical year of data. The Forecast Evaluation examines the accuracy of AEO forecasts dating back to AEO82 by calculating the average absolute forecast errors for each of the major variables for AEO82 through AEO2003. The average absolute forecast error, which for the purpose of this report will also be referred to simply as "average error" or "forecast error", is computed as the simple mean, or average, of all the absolute values of the percent errors,

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Building Energy-Efficiency Evaluation & Labeling Technologies...  

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

Efficiency Evaluation & Labeling Technologies in China Building Energy-Efficiency Evaluation & Labeling Technologies in China Information on the function, basis, and value of...

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Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide  

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

Impact Evaluation Guide Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Working Group December 2012 The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network is a state and local effort facilitated by the federal government that helps states, utilities, and other local stakeholders take energy efficiency to scale and achieve all cost-effective energy efficiency by 2020. Learn more at www.seeaction.energy.gov DOE/EE-0829 ii December 2012 www.seeaction.energy.gov ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT This Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide describes the common terminology, structures, and approaches used for determining (evaluating) energy and demand savings as well as avoided emissions and other non-energy benefits resulting

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National Energy Efficiency Evaluation, Measurement and Verification...  

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National Energy Efficiency Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) Standard: Scoping Study of Issues and Implementation Requirements Title National Energy Efficiency...

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Federal Energy Management Program: Water Efficiency Evaluation...  

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Service Contracts to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Water Efficiency Evaluation Service Contracts on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy...

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ORNL Weatherization Program Evaluation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

ORNL Weatherization Program Evaluation ORNL Weatherization Program Evaluation (Redirected from Weatherization Program Evaluation) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Weatherization Program Evaluation Agency/Company /Organization: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings Topics: Policies/deployment programs Website: weatherization.ornl.gov/WeatherizationProgramEvaluations.htm References: Weatherization Program Evaluation [1] Logo: Weatherization Program Evaluation Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides weatherization program evaluations as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program. This evaluation program is also available to international organizations. This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides weatherization program evaluations

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Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council Jump to: navigation, search Name Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council Short Name EFSEC Place Olympia, Washington Zip 98504 Website http://www.efsec.wa.gov/defaul References EFSEC: Energy Facility Siting Evaluation Council[1] This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. The Washington State Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSEC) oversees the siting process for major energy facilities in the State of Washington. EFSEC coordinates all evaluation and licensing steps for siting certain energy facilities. References ↑ "EFSEC: Energy Facility Siting Evaluation Council" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Washington_State_Energy_Facility_Site_Evaluation_Council&oldid=694902

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ORNL Weatherization Program Evaluation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

ORNL Weatherization Program Evaluation ORNL Weatherization Program Evaluation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Weatherization Program Evaluation Agency/Company /Organization: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings Topics: Policies/deployment programs Website: weatherization.ornl.gov/WeatherizationProgramEvaluations.htm References: Weatherization Program Evaluation [1] Logo: Weatherization Program Evaluation Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides weatherization program evaluations as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program. This evaluation program is also available to international organizations. This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides weatherization program evaluations

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Model Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Model Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide Model Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Model Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Topics: Best Practices Website: www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/documents/suca/evaluation_guide.pdf Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/model-energy-efficiency-program-impac Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Demonstration & Implementation This document provides guidance on model approaches for calculating energy, demand and emissions savings resulting from energy efficiency programs. It

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Renewable Energy Monitoring Evaluation Terms of Reference | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Renewable Energy Monitoring Evaluation Terms of Reference Renewable Energy Monitoring Evaluation Terms of Reference Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Renewable Energy Monitoring Evaluation Terms of Reference Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Policies/deployment programs Website: web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTENERGY2/EXTRENENERGYTK/0,, References: Renewable Energy Monitoring Evaluation Terms of Reference[1] Resources Design of a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan Audit of Solar Home Systems Project Mid-term Review Panel for Solar Home Systems Project Socio-Economic Survey of the Photovoltaic Pilot Project References ↑ "Renewable Energy Monitoring Evaluation Terms of Reference" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Renewable_Energy_Monitoring_Evaluation_Terms_of_Reference&oldid=329154"

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Cellular Energy Efficiency Evaluation Framework (Invited Paper)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Cellular Energy Efficiency Evaluation Framework (Invited Paper) Gunther Auer, Vito Giannini, Istv, the power consumption of the entire system needs to be captured and an appropriate energy efficiency evaluation frameworks are discussed, such that the energy efficiency of the entire network comprising

Stevenson, Paul

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HVAC Energy Recovery Design and Economic Evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ENRECO has prepared this paper on HVAC energy recovery to provide the engineer with an overview of the design engineering as well as the economic analysis considerations necessary to evaluate the potential benefits of energy recovery.

Kinnier, R. J.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation Report: IG-0700 | Department of Energy  

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

0 Evaluation Report: IG-0700 September 27, 2005 The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program-2005 We found that the Department of Energy (Department) continued to take...

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California Energy Efficiency Evaluation Protocols | Building...  

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bpCaliforniaEnergyEfficiencyEvaluationProtocols.pdf Document Details Affiliation: California Public Utilities Commission Focus: Adoption Compliance Building Type: Commercial...

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National Energy Efficiency Evaluation, Measurement and Verification...  

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65E ERNEST ORLANDO LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY National Energy Efficiency Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) Standard: Scoping Study of Issues and...

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

SciTech Connect

This document presents summaries of code and utility building program evaluations reviewed as the basis for the information presented in Energy-Efficient Buildings Program Evaluations, Volume 1: Findings and Recommendations, DOE/EE/OBT-11569, Vol. 1. The main purpose of this volume is to summarize information from prior evaluations of similar programs that may be useful background for designing and conducting an evaluation of the BSGP. Another purpose is to summarize an extensive set of relevant evaluations and provide a resource for program designers, mangers, and evaluators.

Lee, A.D.; Mayi, D.; Edgemon, S.D.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP) | Open Energy Information  

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Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP) Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP) (Redirected from Energy and Power Evaluation Program) Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP-BALANCE) Agency/Company /Organization: Argonne National Laboratory Sector: Energy Topics: Baseline projection, Co-benefits assessment, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Complexity/Ease of Use: Advanced Website: www.dis.anl.gov/projects/Enpepwin.html Cost: Free References: Energy and Power Evaluation Program [1] Related Tools TNAssess Energy Development Index (EDI)

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Evaluating Energy Efficiency Policies with Energy-Economy Models  

SciTech Connect

The growing complexities of energy systems, environmental problems and technology markets are driving and testing most energy-economy models to their limits. To further advance bottom-up models from a multidisciplinary energy efficiency policy evaluation perspective, we review and critically analyse bottom-up energy-economy models and corresponding evaluation studies on energy efficiency policies to induce technological change. We use the household sector as a case study. Our analysis focuses on decision frameworks for technology choice, type of evaluation being carried out, treatment of market and behavioural failures, evaluated policy instruments, and key determinants used to mimic policy instruments. Although the review confirms criticism related to energy-economy models (e.g. unrealistic representation of decision-making by consumers when choosing technologies), they provide valuable guidance for policy evaluation related to energy efficiency. Different areas to further advance models remain open, particularly related to modelling issues, techno-economic and environmental aspects, behavioural determinants, and policy considerations.

Mundaca, Luis; Neij, Lena; Worrell, Ernst; McNeil, Michael A.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compliance Evaluation | Department of Energy  

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

as the Saltstone PA, is acceptable. Compliance Evaluation More Documents & Publications DOE Order 435.1 Performance Assessment Savannah River Site 2009 Performance Assessment for...

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Solar energy program evaluation: an introduction  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Program Evaluation Methodology provides an overview of the practice and methodology of program evaluation and defines more precisely the evaluation techniques and methodologies that would be most appropriate to government organizations which are actively involved in the research, development, and commercialization of solar energy systems. Formal evaluation cannot be treated as a single methodological approach for assessing a program. There are four basic types of evaluation designs - the pre-experimental design; the quasi-experimental design based on time series; the quasi-experimental design based on comparison groups; and the true experimental design. This report is organized to first introduce the role and issues of evaluation. This is to provide a set of issues to organize the subsequent sections detailing the national solar energy programs. Then, these two themes are integrated by examining the evaluation strategies and methodologies tailored to fit the particular needs of the various individual solar energy programs. (MCW)

deLeon, P.

1979-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation-Table 1  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation > Table 1 Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation Table 1. Comparison of Absolute Percent Errors for AEO Forecast Evaluation, 1996 to...

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Training Evaluations | Department of Energy  

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

Evaluations Evaluations Training Evaluations The Office of Learning and Workforce Development (HC-20) is working to find ways to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of our training solutions. This effort is to ensure that DOE is in compliance with 2009 OPM regulations, which require that agencies evaluate their training programs annually to determine their effectiveness (5 CFR 410.202). Our goal is to demonstrate the contribution of training to agency mission effectiveness, increase partnership with our key stakeholders and show clear connections between effective funding usage and agency outcomes. In order to accomplish this we have created a comprehensive strategy and standards for evaluating training that will demonstrate alignment between the learning experience

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Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation 2005  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Forecast Evaluation 2005 Forecast Evaluation 2005 Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation 2005 Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation 2005 * Then Energy Information Administration (EIA) produces projections of energy supply and demand each year in the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO). The projections in the AEO are not statements of what will happen but of what might happen, given the assumptions and methodologies used. The projections are business-as-usual trend projections, given known technology, technological and demographic trends, and current laws and regulations. Thus, they provide a policy-neutral reference case that can be used to analyze policy initiatives. EIA does not propose or advocate future legislative and regulatory changes. All laws are assumed to remain as currently enacted; however, the impacts of emerging regulatory changes, when defined, are reflected.

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Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP) Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP) Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP-BALANCE) Agency/Company /Organization: Argonne National Laboratory Sector: Energy Topics: Baseline projection, Co-benefits assessment, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Complexity/Ease of Use: Advanced Website: www.dis.anl.gov/projects/Enpepwin.html Cost: Free References: Energy and Power Evaluation Program [1] Related Tools TNAssess Energy Development Index (EDI) Tool for Selecting CDM Methods & Technologies

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Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP) | Open Energy Information  

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Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP) Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP) (Redirected from ENPEP) Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP-BALANCE) Agency/Company /Organization: Argonne National Laboratory Sector: Energy Topics: Baseline projection, Co-benefits assessment, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Complexity/Ease of Use: Advanced Website: www.dis.anl.gov/projects/Enpepwin.html Cost: Free References: Energy and Power Evaluation Program [1] Related Tools TNAssess Energy Development Index (EDI) Tool for Selecting CDM Methods & Technologies

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Evaluating the Energy Use of Labor  

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Evaluating the Energy Use of Labor Evaluating the Energy Use of Labor Speaker(s): Teresa W. Zhang Date: April 20, 2007 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Richard Diamond Energy use is an important metric of environmental impact and manufacturing efficiency. However, a major component of energy analysis has yet to permeate life-cycle analysis methodology: the energy use associated with human labor. We will discuss a straightforward method of estimating the energy demands of an hour of industrial labor based on readily available national statistics. In the United States, this estimate yields 30 MJ of primary energy use per worker-hour (EPWH). These results can be applied to inform an expand the applications of process-based and hybrid economic input-output life-cycle assessment

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Federal Energy Management Program: Energy Efficiency Evaluation and  

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Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings For meeting Federal sustainability requirements, agencies can use evaluation methods-such as benchmarking and energy audits-and planning to make their existing buildings energy efficient. To comply with energy reduction requirements agencies should follow a few basic steps: Benchmark buildings Conduct energy audits Create an action plan Monitor progress. This is a cyclical process that will need to be continually updated. For meeting water use reduction requirements in buildings, see Water Efficiency. Benchmark Buildings The first step in managing a building stock's sustainability is to benchmark buildings. Benchmarking allows buildings to be compared for energy consumption and performance to determine which building is consuming more energy than it should (i.e., where there are inefficiencies and opportunities for improvement).

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Evaluation Report: IG-0856 | Department of Energy  

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

Evaluation Report: IG-0856 Evaluation Report: IG-0856 Evaluation Report: IG-0856 October 20, 2011 The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2011 The Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) provides direction on the development, implementation and management of an agency-wide information security program to provide protection commensurate with risk for Federal information and systems, including those managed by another agency or contractors. In accordance with FISMA, the Office of Inspector General conducted its annual independent evaluation to determine whether the Department of Energy's (Department) unclassified cyber security program adequately protected its information and systems. Our evaluation disclosed that the Department had taken steps to enhance its

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Evaluation Report: IG-0704 | Department of Energy  

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

Evaluation Report: IG-0704 Evaluation Report: IG-0704 Evaluation Report: IG-0704 October 6, 2005 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Unclassified Cyber Security Program-2005 Regulatory Commission (Commission) had taken steps to strengthen its cyber security program and implemented countermeasures to reduce network vulnerabilities addressed in our previous evaluation reports. Specifically, the Commission improved the Continuity of Operations Plan and system-specific disaster recovery plans. In addition, a System Development Life Cycle manual was developed and finalized to ensure that all information technology systems support Federal statutes and the Commission's business and strategic objectives. Evaluation Report: IG-0704 More Documents & Publications PIA - GovTrip (DOE data)

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Hydrogen peroxide in home-care formulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hydrogen peroxide-based bleaches are gentler to colors and fibers, are odorless, and have very low environmental impact. A research manager at Church & Dwight Co. describes the chemistry behind their development. Hydrogen peroxide in home-care formulations

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Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation - Tables  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Analysis Papers > Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation>Tables Analysis Papers > Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation>Tables Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation Download Adobe Acrobat Reader Printer friendly version on our site are provided in Adobe Acrobat Spreadsheets are provided in Excel Actual vs. Forecasts Formats Table 2. Total Energy Consumption Excel, PDF Table 3. Total Petroleum Consumption Excel, PDF Table 4. Total Natural Gas Consumption Excel, PDF Table 5. Total Coal Consumption Excel, PDF Table 6. Total Electricity Sales Excel, PDF Table 7. Crude Oil Production Excel, PDF Table 8. Natural Gas Production Excel, PDF Table 9. Coal Production Excel, PDF Table 10. Net Petroleum Imports Excel, PDF Table 11. Net Natural Gas Imports Excel, PDF Table 12. World Oil Prices Excel, PDF Table 13. Natural Gas Wellhead Prices

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Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation - Tables  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Modeling and Analysis Papers> Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation>Tables Modeling and Analysis Papers> Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation>Tables Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation Actual vs. Forecasts Available formats Excel (.xls) for printable spreadsheet data (Microsoft Excel required) MS Excel Viewer PDF (Acrobat Reader required Download Acrobat Reader ) Adobe Acrobat Reader Logo Table 2. Total Energy Consumption Excel, PDF Table 3. Total Petroleum Consumption Excel, PDF Table 4. Total Natural Gas Consumption Excel, PDF Table 5. Total Coal Consumption Excel, PDF Table 6. Total Electricity Sales Excel, PDF Table 7. Crude Oil Production Excel, PDF Table 8. Natural Gas Production Excel, PDF Table 9. Coal Production Excel, PDF Table 10. Net Petroleum Imports Excel, PDF Table 11. Net Natural Gas Imports Excel, PDF

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Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy Information Administration - EIA ... Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and ...

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Short-Term Energy Outlook - U.S. Energy Information ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy Information Administration - EIA ... Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and ...

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Today in Energy - Archive - U.S. Energy Information ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy Information Administration - EIA ... Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and ...

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Training the Next Generation of Energy Efficiency Evaluators  

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Training the Next Generation of Energy Efficiency Evaluators Title Training the Next Generation of Energy Efficiency Evaluators Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication...

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Performance Evaluation of Energy Consumption in MANETs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The mobility of nodes in MANET may result in dynamic topology with high rate of link breakage and network partitions leading to interruption in communication and packet loss. Many routing protocols have been proposed in the literature with different characteristics and properties. The routing protocols suffer from various overheads causing energy loss which is further aggravated by link breaks. The present work concentrate on the energy consumption issues of routing protocols. We have evaluated the performance of DSDV, DSR and AODV routing protocols with respect to energy consumption indicating their usage of nodes energy.

Ashish Kumar; M. Q. Rafiq; Kamal Bansal

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation 2004  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

2004 2004 * The Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting of the Energy Information Administration (EIA) has produced annual evaluations of the accuracy of the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) since 1996. Each year, the forecast evaluation expands on the prior year by adding the projections from the most recent AEO and replacing the historical year of data with the most recent. The forecast evaluation examines the accuracy of AEO forecasts dating back to AEO82 by calculating the average absolute percent errors for several of the major variables for AEO82 through AEO2004. (There is no report titled Annual Energy Outlook 1988 due to a change in the naming convention of the AEOs.) The average absolute percent error is the simple mean of the absolute values of the percentage difference between the Reference Case projection and the

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Evaluation Report: IG-0802 | Department of Energy  

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

Evaluation Report: IG-0802 Evaluation Report: IG-0802 Evaluation Report: IG-0802 September 17, 2008 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2008 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission depends on information technology to support its strategic goals of promoting the development of a strong energy infrastructure, supporting competitive markets, and preventing market manipulation. As with virtually all Government and private sector organizations, the Commission is faced with numerous and increasingly sophisticated attacks on its systems and data. To address this challenge and the continuing threat to its systems, the Commission expects to spend about $5 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 to protect its IT infrastructure and data from cyber security related threats.

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Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation - Table 1. Forecast Evaluations:  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Average Absolute Percent Errors from AEO Forecast Evaluations: Average Absolute Percent Errors from AEO Forecast Evaluations: 1996 to 2000 Average Absolute Percent Error Average Absolute Percent Error Average Absolute Percent Error Average Absolute Percent Error Average Absolute Percent Error Variable 1996 Evaluation: AEO82 to AEO93 1997 Evaluation: AEO82 to AEO97 1998 Evaluation: AEO82 to AEO98 1999 Evaluation: AEO82 to AEO99 2000 Evaluation: AEO82 to AEO2000 Consumption Total Energy Consumption 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.8 Total Petroleum Consumption 3.2 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.9 Total Natural Gas Consumption 6.0 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.6 Total Coal Consumption 2.9 2.7 3.0 3.2 3.3 Total Electricity Sales 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.8 2.0 Production Crude Oil Production 5.1 4.2 4.3 4.5 4.5

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Energy-Efficient Office Technologies Performance Evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In response to the significant electrical end use of commercial office equipment, the U.S. EPA, with help from EPRI and member utilities, began the Energy Star program, which created energy efficiency standards for computers (CPUs), monitors, printers, copiers, fax machines, and controlling devices. This report describes methods for evaluating the performance of office equipment, typical load shapes for a variety of office equipment, and the results of field monitoring. Such information will help utility...

1997-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Performance Evaluation of Photovoltaic Power Converters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work investigates test methods to compare the energy performance of different competing photovoltaic (PV) power converter technologies and topologies. New power converter approaches and technology are regularly introduced in the market, with promises to harness more energy than their competitors. To independently evaluate the performance of these technologies, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is analyzing existing standards, as well as experimenting with various performance ...

2013-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation Report: IG-0738 | Department of Energy  

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

Evaluation Report: IG-0738 Evaluation Report: IG-0738 Evaluation Report: IG-0738 September 18, 2006 The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program-2006 To help accomplish its strategic goals in the areas of defense, energy, science and the environment, the Department utilizes numerous interconnected computer networks and individual systems. Virtually all of the Department's systems are increasingly subjected to sophisticated attacks designed to circumvent security measures, trick unsuspecting users into divulging sensitive information or propagate harmful programs. A strong cyber security program is essential to minimizing adverse impacts on Department mission associated with successful attacks or intrusions and protecting operational, personally identifiable and other sensitive data

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Evaluation Report: IG-0704 | Department of Energy  

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

4 4 Evaluation Report: IG-0704 October 6, 2005 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Unclassified Cyber Security Program-2005 Regulatory Commission (Commission) had taken steps to strengthen its cyber security program and implemented countermeasures to reduce network vulnerabilities addressed in our previous evaluation reports. Specifically, the Commission improved the Continuity of Operations Plan and system-specific disaster recovery plans. In addition, a System Development Life Cycle manual was developed and finalized to ensure that all information technology systems support Federal statutes and the Commission's business and strategic objectives. Evaluation Report: IG-0704 More Documents & Publications Slide 1 PIA - GovTrip (DOE data) PIA - Bonneville Power Adminstration Ethics Helpline

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Evaluation Report: IG-0801 | Department of Energy  

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

1 1 Evaluation Report: IG-0801 September 16, 2008 The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2008 The Department of Energy anticipated spending about $250 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 to implement cyber security measures necessary to protect its information technology resources - systems and data critical to supporting its mission and business lines of energy security, nuclear security, scientific discovery and innovation,environmental responsibility, and management excellence. Security challenges and threats to the Department of Energy's information systems are continually evolving. Adversaries routinely attempt to compromise its information technology assets. As these attacks become increasingly sophisticated, it is critical that the Department's cyber security protective measures keep pace with the

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Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation - Tables  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation Actual vs. Forecasts Available formats Excel (.xls) for printable spreadsheet data (Microsoft Excel required) PDF (Acrobat Reader required) Table 2. Total Energy Consumption HTML, Excel, PDF Table 3. Total Petroleum Consumption HTML, Excel, PDF Table 4. Total Natural Gas Consumption HTML, Excel, PDF Table 5. Total Coal Consumption HTML, Excel, PDF Table 6. Total Electricity Sales HTML, Excel, PDF Table 7. Crude Oil Production HTML, Excel, PDF Table 8. Natural Gas Production HTML, Excel, PDF Table 9. Coal Production HTML, Excel, PDF Table 10. Net Petroleum Imports HTML, Excel, PDF Table 11. Net Natural Gas Imports HTML, Excel, PDF Table 12. Net Coal Exports HTML, Excel, PDF Table 13. World Oil Prices HTML, Excel, PDF

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Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Request for Proposals to Evaluate  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Request for Proposals to Evaluate Existing Consumer Behavioral research, evaluations and behavior change initiatives. The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA interest groups and energy efficiency industry representatives that operate in the states of Idaho, Montana

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Medium energy charged particle data for evaluation  

SciTech Connect

Medium energy charged particles incident on targets can cause a variety of nuclear reactions. Charged particle transport calculations require access to a large body of cross-section data which results in interest in an evaluated charge particle data library. Developing an evaluated data library can involve several steps. An index to the literature on measurements and theory is useful to locate information relevant to data evaluation. A computerized compilation of measurements facilitates the intercomparison of different experiments and the determination of how well data are known. Nuclear models, based on theory or phenonological evidence, are compared with experiment and where validated, are used to fill in regions where experimental data are not available. Finally, the selected data is placed into computer readable formats for use in transport calculations. 16 refs.

Pearlstein, S.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy efficiency assessment methods and tools evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many different methods of assessing the energy savings potential at federal installations, and identifying attractive projects for capital investment have been used by the different federal agencies. These methods range from high-level estimating tools to detailed design tools, both manual and software assisted. These methods have different purposes and provide results that are used for different parts of the project identification, and implementation process. Seven different assessment methods are evaluated in this study. These methods were selected by the program managers at the DoD Energy Policy Office, and DOE Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). Each of the methods was applied to similar buildings at Bolling Air Force Base (AFB), unless it was inappropriate or the method was designed to make an installation-wide analysis, rather than focusing on particular buildings. Staff at Bolling AFB controlled the collection of data.

McMordie, K.L.; Richman, E.E.; Keller, J.M.; Dixon, D.R.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation Report: IG-0802 | Department of Energy  

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

2 2 Evaluation Report: IG-0802 September 17, 2008 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2008 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission depends on information technology to support its strategic goals of promoting the development of a strong energy infrastructure, supporting competitive markets, and preventing market manipulation. As with virtually all Government and private sector organizations, the Commission is faced with numerous and increasingly sophisticated attacks on its systems and data. To address this challenge and the continuing threat to its systems, the Commission expects to spend about $5 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 to protect its IT infrastructure and data from cyber security related threats. Topic: National Security and Safety

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Federal Energy Management Program: Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions  

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Emissions Profile to someone by E-mail Emissions Profile to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile on AddThis.com... Sustainable Buildings & Campuses Operations & Maintenance Greenhouse Gases Basics Federal Requirements Guidance & Reporting

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Short-Term Energy Outlook - U.S. Energy Information Administration ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy Information Administration ... Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ... crude oil benchmarks fell in September.

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Energy Department Launches National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation...  

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

Launches National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center to Advance Fuel Cell Technologies Energy Department Launches National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center to Advance...

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Federal Energy Management Program: Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Reduction...  

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Strategies to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management...

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Evaluating Employee Training | Department of Energy  

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

Evaluating Employee Training Evaluating Employee Training August 15, 2013 - 1:39pm Addthis Level 1 Course Evaluation Update Evaluating training activities is more important than...

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Evaluation Report: IG-0877 | Department of Energy  

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

77 77 Evaluation Report: IG-0877 November 8, 2012 The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2012 As the use of information technology resources continues to expand, the number of cyber security threats against Federal agencies has also increased. To help mitigate the risks posed by such threats, the Department of Energy (Department) expended significant resources in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 on cyber security measures designed to secure its information systems and data that support various program operations. We noted that the Department and the National Nuclear Security Administration took corrective actions to address 40 of 56 weaknesses identified during our prior year evaluation and initiated a transition to a more risk-based approach to securing its resources. While this is a positive trend, our

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Evaluation Report: IG-0662 | Department of Energy  

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

62 62 Evaluation Report: IG-0662 September 24, 2004 Evaluation Report on "The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2004 In Fiscal Year 2004, the Department of Energy (Department) estimated it would spend about $2.7 billion on information technology to support its various missions. As a leader in scientific and experimental computer development and utlization, the Department deploys numerous networks and thousands of individual information systems that meet dat-to-day mission requirements such as finance, security, and, reearch and development. As with other Government and private sector organizations, the Department faces a growning threat of intrusion or damage to its mission critical systems. External experts now calculate that, on average, a system that is

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Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile Using Renewable Energy in  

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

Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile Using Renewable Energy in Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile Using Renewable Energy in Buildings Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile Using Renewable Energy in Buildings October 7, 2013 - 11:16am Addthis After assessing the potential for agency size changes, a Federal agency should evaluate its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions profile using renewable energy in buildings. When using renewable energy in buildings, the approach for evaluating GHG emissions involves evaluating the renewable energy resource potential and determining what type of renewable energy technology to use in a building. To help determine renewable energy resource potential at a site, see FEMP's information on Renewable Energy Resource Maps and Screening Tools. Also see Renewable Energy Project Planning and Implementation.

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Evaluation Report: IG-0843 | Department of Energy  

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

843 843 Evaluation Report: IG-0843 October 22, 2010 The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2010 Federal information systems are routinely confronted with increasingly sustained cyber attacks - many of which involve targeted and serious threats - executed with varying levels of technical sophistication. The number of incidents reported by Federal agencies to the Department of Homeland Security has, in fact, increased by over 400 percent in the past 4 years. To help combat the escalating number and complexity of cyber security threats, the Department of Energy expended significant funds in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 on cyber security measures designed to protect systems and their information. The Department's systems support various program operations, including its energy, national security, scientific

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Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation - Tables  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation Table 2. Total Energy Consumption, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 3. Total Petroleum Consumption, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 4. Total Natural Gas Consumption, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 5. Total Coal Consumption, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 6. Total Electricity Sales, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 7. Crude Oil Production, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 8. Natural Gas Production, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 9. Coal Production, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 10. Net Petroleum Imports, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 11. Net Natural Gas Imports, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 12. Net Coal Exports, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 13. World Oil Prices, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 14. Natural Gas Wellhead Prices, Actual vs. Forecasts Table 15. Coal Prices to Electric Utilities, Actual vs. Forecasts

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International Energy Agency design tool evaluation procedure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Detailed state-of-the-art building energy simulation models from nations participating in International Energy Agency (IEA) Task VIII are used to develop a quantitative procedure to evaluate more simplified design tools. Simulations are performed with the detailed models on a series of cases that progress systematically from the extremely simple to the relatively realistic. Output values for the cases, such as annual loads, annual maximum and minimum temperatures, and peak loads, are used to set target ranges with which the results from more simplified design tools can be compared. The more realistic cases, although geometrically simple, test the ability of the design tools to model such combined effects as thermal mass, direct gain windows, overhangs, internally generated heat, and dead-band and set-back thermostat control strategies. 5 refs., 9 figs., 4 tabs.

Judkoff, R.; Barakat, S.; Bloomfield, D.; Poel, B.; Stricker, R.; van Haaster, P.; Wortman, D.

1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Evaluation of Energy Transfer during Surface Mechanical ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Numerical Evaluation of Energy Transfer during Surface Mechanical .... Extensible, Self-Optimizing Phase Equilibrium Infrastructure ( ESPEI):...

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Evaluation Report: IG-0738 | Department of Energy  

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38 38 Evaluation Report: IG-0738 September 18, 2006 The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program-2006 To help accomplish its strategic goals in the areas of defense, energy, science and the environment, the Department utilizes numerous interconnected computer networks and individual systems. Virtually all of the Department's systems are increasingly subjected to sophisticated attacks designed to circumvent security measures, trick unsuspecting users into divulging sensitive information or propagate harmful programs. A strong cyber security program is essential to minimizing adverse impacts on Department mission associated with successful attacks or intrusions and protecting operational, personally identifiable and other sensitive data from compromise. Overall, the Department expects to invest over $295

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Monthly Energy Review - U.S. Energy Information Administration ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. Reserves, production, prices, ...

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Guidebook for Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation Measurement & Verification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Energy efficiency program evaluation is increasingly important as utilities implement programs to meet regulatory requirements, such as energy efficiency portfolio standards. While utilities need internal staff to oversee evaluation activities, most evaluations are actually conducted by outside consultants. Thus, utility staff require a sufficient understanding of the evaluation process to plan program evaluation activities as well as to manage internal stakeholders and evaluation contractors. This guide...

2008-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Pakistan - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy Information Administration - EIA ... Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal.

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Evaluation Report: IG-0776 | Department of Energy  

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

76 76 Evaluation Report: IG-0776 September 18, 2007 The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2007 The Department of Energy expects to spend about $300 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 to protect its investment in information technology resources. These protective act~vities are critical to ensuring that systenis and data remain secure and available, especially in light of the increasingly sophisticated probes and attacks on Departmental infonnation technology resources. Experts note that successful attacks on Federal systems have emboldened hackers and that attempts to penetrate agency systems will continue to grow. As such, Department management has recognized the need for and has budgeted for a strong and effective cyber security program. Such a program is essential to minimizing adverse impacts on the

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Fusion-fission energy systems evaluation  

SciTech Connect

This report serves as the basis for comparing the fusion-fission (hybrid) energy system concept with other advanced technology fissile fuel breeding concepts evaluated in the Nonproliferation Alternative Systems Assessment Program (NASAP). As such, much of the information and data provided herein is in a form that meets the NASAP data requirements. Since the hybrid concept has not been studied as extensively as many of the other fission concepts being examined in NASAP, the provided data and information are sparse relative to these more developed concepts. Nevertheless, this report is intended to provide a perspective on hybrids and to summarize the findings of the rather limited analyses made to date on this concept.

Teofilo, V.L.; Aase, D.T.; Bickford, W.E.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Energy Technologies Division An Evaluation Framework for DER  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Commare research supported by the Distributed Energy Program of the U.S. Dept of Energy (and the California Energy1 Environmental Energy Technologies Division An Evaluation Framework for DER talk presented Commission) #12;2 Environmental Energy Technologies Division Outline I. Introduction II. Benefits Taxonomy

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Laboratory Evaluation of Energy Recovery Ventilators  

SciTech Connect

As deep retrofit measures and new construction practices are realizing lower infiltration levels in increasingly tighter envelopes, performance issues can arise with water vapor intrusion in building envelopes and the operation of exhaust only appliances in a depressurized home. Unbalancing (reducing exhaust airflows) of an energy recovery ventilator (ERV) can provide a means to supply makeup air and reduce the level of home depressurization to mitigate these issues, helping realize exhaust-only appliance rated performance, achieve safe atmospherically vented combustion, and/or improve envelope durability. ERV balanced flow operation is well documented, but there is not public domain information available that empirically establishes the effect of unbalanced flow on sensible and latent exchange, especially in the now dominant membrane type ERV used in residential applications. This laboratory evaluation focused on unbalanced flow performance of a membrane type ERV delivering 200 standard cubic feet per minute (SCFM )of supply air. The dataset generated yielded a limited set of curve fit algorithms for unbalanced flow performance that can be used to supplement current modeling approaches in simulation tools like EnergyPlus. Building America BA teams can then utilize such models to analyze whole house effects and determine best practices associated with unbalanced ERV operations.

Kosar, D.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy-Efficiency Evaluation & Labeling Technologies in China  

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Efficiency Evaluation& Efficiency Evaluation& Labeling Technologies in China China Academy of Building Research Building Environment and Energy Efficiency May 2011 Main Contents : 1. Background 2. Building Energy-Efficiency Evaluation & Labeling Methods Technical Guideline for Civil Building Energy-efficiency Evaluation & Labeling (Trial) 3. Main Problems in Evaluation 4. Next Step ---- Key Compiling Points of National Industry Standard: " Technical Standard for Building Energy-efficiency Labeling" 1 Background 1.1 Function of Building Energy-efficiency Labeling Show the building energy-consumption and enhance market transparency. Promote building energy-saving, reflect the differences between different buildings , promote the development of high-energy saving buildings.

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NREL Provides Guidance to Improve Air Mixing and Thermal Comfort in Homes (Fact Sheet)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

NREL 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) evaluated 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 temperature, air velocity, and inlet size. This technique uses the model output to determine how well the supply air mixes with the room air. Thermal comfort is evaluated by monitoring air temperature and velocity in more than 600,000 control volumes that make up the occupied zone of a single room. The room has an acceptable comfort level when more than 70% of the control volumes meet the comfort criteria on both air temperature and velocity. The study shows that high sidewall supply air jets achieve uniform mixing in a room, which is essential for providing acceptable comfort levels. The study also provides information required to optimize overall space conditioning system design in both heating and cooling modes.

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2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Eliminating Electricity Deficit through Energy Efficiency in India: An Evaluation of Aggregate Economic and Carbon Benefits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Deficit through Energy Efficiency in India: An Evaluation of2001) 465- Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) (2007). EnergyDeficit through Energy Efficiency in India: An Evaluation of

Sathaye, Jayant

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Consumption Analysis and Energy Conservation Evaluation of a Commercial Building in Shanghai  

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The paper presents a model of a commercial building in Shanghai with energy simulation software, and after calibration, the energy consumption of this building is calculated. On the basis of the simulation and calculation, a series of energy saving measures are suggested and their effects are evaluated. The paper verifies the application of computer simulation in building energy analysis and energy saving evaluation.

Chen, C.; Pan, Y.; Huang, Z.; Wu, G.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Delivers In-Home HVAC Efficiency Testing Solutions (Fact Sheet)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have recently developed two simple in-home efficiency test methods that can be used by technicians, researchers, or interested homeowners to verify the correct operation and energy efficiency of a home's air conditioning equipment. An efficiency validation method for mini-split heat pumps (MSHPs) - highly efficient refrigerant-based air conditioning and heating systems that permit room-by-room conditioning and control - will enable building researchers to easily explore the installed performance of this class of equipment. MSHPs are very popular overseas and are gaining market share in energy efficient home upgrades throughout the United States. Yet, because MSHPs have multiple variable-speed components that work in tandem, their performance is challenging to measure in a real home. NREL researchers developed a field evaluation method including test equipment, methods, and data analysis to determine the installed performance of this equipment in occupied homes. A field test was conducted to validate the method. When testing a home's operation, it is often important to simulate occupancy within an unoccupied home. That way, the researcher will know the actual usage profiles for heat and moisture generation; this removes the uncertainty associated with real occupants. The second test method details a standardized protocol for generating heat and moisture loads, to mimic occupants and their activities by using heaters and humidifiers. Realistic heat and moisture loads can be used to drive air conditioning systems, evaluate air distribution systems, and examine building enclosure technologies. These loads are drawn from the Building America House Simulation Protocols. Proper application of the method will result in better comparison between performance of the test home and its simulated analogue. This method is also validated by field testing. These test methods are now available in two technical reports. The methods can be used widely by the building research community to confirm proper operation of space conditioning equipment in homes, thereby improving thermal comfort, building health, and durability. National objectives for cost-effective energy savings in the residential sector can be met more quickly and with greater consistency.

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2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Delivers In-Home HVAC Efficiency Testing Solutions (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have recently developed two simple in-home efficiency test methods that can be used by technicians, researchers, or interested homeowners to verify the correct operation and energy efficiency of a home's air conditioning equipment. An efficiency validation method for mini-split heat pumps (MSHPs) - highly efficient refrigerant-based air conditioning and heating systems that permit room-by-room conditioning and control - will enable building researchers to easily explore the installed performance of this class of equipment. MSHPs are very popular overseas and are gaining market share in energy efficient home upgrades throughout the United States. Yet, because MSHPs have multiple variable-speed components that work in tandem, their performance is challenging to measure in a real home. NREL researchers developed a field evaluation method including test equipment, methods, and data analysis to determine the installed performance of this equipment in occupied homes. A field test was conducted to validate the method. When testing a home's operation, it is often important to simulate occupancy within an unoccupied home. That way, the researcher will know the actual usage profiles for heat and moisture generation; this removes the uncertainty associated with real occupants. The second test method details a standardized protocol for generating heat and moisture loads, to mimic occupants and their activities by using heaters and humidifiers. Realistic heat and moisture loads can be used to drive air conditioning systems, evaluate air distribution systems, and examine building enclosure technologies. These loads are drawn from the Building America House Simulation Protocols. Proper application of the method will result in better comparison between performance of the test home and its simulated analogue. This method is also validated by field testing. These test methods are now available in two technical reports. The methods can be used widely by the building research community to confirm proper operation of space conditioning equipment in homes, thereby improving thermal comfort, building health, and durability. National objectives for cost-effective energy savings in the residential sector can be met more quickly and with greater consistency.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TEPP - Exercise Evaluation Forms | Department of Energy  

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

Forms Hazardous Materials Exercise Evaluation Forms Exercise Evaluation Forms More Documents & Publications TEPP - Spent Nuclear Fuel Radiography Device Soil DensityMoisture Gauge...

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Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation - Tables  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Table 1. Comparison of Absolute Percent Errors for Present and Current AEO Forecast Evaluations Table 1. Comparison of Absolute Percent Errors for Present and Current AEO Forecast Evaluations Average Absolute Percent Error Variable AEO82 to AEO98 AEO82 to AEO99 AEO82 to AEO2000 AEO82 to AEO2001 AEO82 to AEO2002 AEO82 to AEO2003 Consumption Total Energy Consumption 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.9 2.1 Total Petroleum Consumption 2.9 2.8 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.9 Total Natural Gas Consumption 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.5 6.5 Total Coal Consumption 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.5 3.6 3.7 Total Electricity Sales 1.7 1.8 1.9 2.4 2.5 2.4 Production Crude Oil Production 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.7 Natural Gas Production 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.4 Coal Production 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.7 3.6 3.8 Imports and Exports Net Petroleum Imports 9.5 8.8 8.4 7.9 7.4 7.5 Net Natural Gas Imports 16.7 16.0 15.9 15.8 15.8 15.4

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State Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation Inventory  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Laboratory, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, DE-AC02-05CH11231, The Future of Utility Customer-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs in the United States: ...

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Evaluation of Energy-Efficiency Standards for Room Air Conditioners...  

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Energy-Efficiency Standards for Room Air Conditioners in the US Title Evaluation of Energy-Efficiency Standards for Room Air Conditioners in the US Publication Type Journal Article...

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Energy Information Administration (EIA)- Commercial Buildings ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal.

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EIA - Electricity Data - Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. ... Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic ...

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Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review: Evaluation of 2012...  

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

Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review: Evaluation of 2012 and Prior Reference Case Projections March 2013 Independent Statistics & Analysis www.eia.gov U.S. Department of...

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Standard Definitions of Building Geometry for Energy Evaluation  

SciTech Connect

This document provides definitions and metrics of building geometry for use in building energy evaluation. Building geometry is an important input in the analysis process, yet there are no agreed-upon standard definitions of these terms for use in energy analysis. The metrics can be used for characterizing building geometry, for calculating energy performance metrics, and for conducting energy simulations.

Deru, M.; Torcellini, P.

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Consumption & Efficiency - U.S. Energy Information ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ... State Energy Data System: Noncombustible Renewable Energy for 2011 ...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, ... solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and ethanol. ... Annual Energy Outlook yearly US energy projections through 2040.

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System Effects of High Efficiency Filters in Homes  

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System Effects of High Efficiency Filters in Homes System Effects of High Efficiency Filters in Homes Title System Effects of High Efficiency Filters in Homes Publication Type Conference Paper LBNL Report Number LBNL-6144E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Walker, Iain S., Darryl J. Dickerhoff, David Faulkner, and William J. N. Turner Conference Name ASHRAE Annual Conference Date Published 03/2013 Abstract Occupant concern about indoor air quality (IAQ) issues has led to the increased use of more effective air filters in residential heating and cooling systems. A drawback of improved filtration is that better filters tend to have more flow resistance. This can lead to lower system airflows that reduce heat exchanger efficiency, increase duct pressure that leads to increased air leakage for ducts and, in some case s, increased blower power consumption. There is currently little knowledge on the magnitude of these effects. In this study, the performance of ten central forced air systems was monitored for a year. The systems used either a Permanent Split Capacitor (PSC) or a Brushless Permanent Magnet (BPM) blower. Each system was operated with a range of filter efficiencies ranging from MERV 6 (the lowest currently permitted in ASHRAE Standard 62.2) up to MERV 16. Measurements were recorded every ten seconds for blower power, filter pressure drop, supply and return plenum pressures together with plenum and indoor temperatures. These detailed continuous measurements allowed observation of filter loading effects as well as the initial change in system performance when filters were swapped. The results of the field measurements were used in simulations to examine more general system performance effects for a wider range of climates. The field tests showed that system static pressures were highly influenced by filter selection, filter loading rates varied more from house to house than by MERV rating and overall were quite low in many of the homes. PSC motors showed reduced power and airflow as the filters loaded, but BPM motors attempted to maintain a constant airflow and increased their power to do so. The combined field test and simulation results from this study indicate that for MERV 10-13 filters the effects on energy use are small (5%) and usability. In systems using low MERV filters that are already close to blower performance limits the addition of a MERV 16 filter pushed the blowers to their performance limits.

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Texas - State Energy Profile Overview - U.S. Energy Information ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. ... State Energy Conservation Office. Public Utility Commission of Texas.

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Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ... utility cost July 11, 2013 New EIA inventory tracks state energy efficien ...

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Evaluating Parallel I/O Energy Efficiency  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Energy efficiency and parallel I/O performance are two primary constraints in high performance computing (HPC). Large scale computing systems consume vast amounts of energy and require scalable I/O performance to meet the needs of a broad spectrum of ... Keywords: Energy efficiency, Parallel I/O, DVFS

Rong Ge

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Waste-to-Energy Evaluation: U.S. Virgin Islands  

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Waste-to-Energy Evaluation: Waste-to-Energy Evaluation: U.S. Virgin Islands Jerry Davis, Scott Haase, and Adam Warren Technical Report NREL/TP-7A20-52308 August 2011 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Waste-to-Energy Evaluation: U.S. Virgin Islands Jerry Davis, Scott Haase, and Adam Warren Prepared under Task No(s). IDVI.0000 and IDVI.0032 Technical Report NREL/TP-7A20-52308 August 2011 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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Annual Energy Review - Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Electricity. Sales, revenue and prices, power plants, fuel use, stocks, generation, trade, demand & emissions. Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes ...

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Annual Energy Review - Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. Reserves, production, prices, employ- ment and ... Data Tools & Models ...

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BGE's Smart Energy Pricing Pilot Summer 2008 Impact Evaluation | Department  

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

BGE's Smart Energy Pricing Pilot Summer 2008 Impact Evaluation BGE's Smart Energy Pricing Pilot Summer 2008 Impact Evaluation BGE's Smart Energy Pricing Pilot Summer 2008 Impact Evaluation The Brattle Group was retained by Baltimore Gas & Electric Company (BGE) in December 2006 to assist in the design of a dynamic pricing pilot program to develop assessments of the likely impact of a variety of dynamic pricing programs on BGE residential customer load shapes. The residential pilot program, Smart Energy Pricing (SEP) Pilot, was subsequently approved by the Maryland Public Service Commission and successfully implemented in the summer of 2008. This report presents the results from the impact evaluation of the BGE's SEP Pilot in the summer of 2008. BGE's Smart Energy Pricing Pilot Summer 2008 Impact Evaluation More Documents & Publications

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BGE's Smart Energy Pricing Pilot Summer 2008 Impact Evaluation | Department  

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

BGE's Smart Energy Pricing Pilot Summer 2008 Impact Evaluation BGE's Smart Energy Pricing Pilot Summer 2008 Impact Evaluation BGE's Smart Energy Pricing Pilot Summer 2008 Impact Evaluation The Brattle Group was retained by Baltimore Gas & Electric Company (BGE) in December 2006 to assist in the design of a dynamic pricing pilot program to develop assessments of the likely impact of a variety of dynamic pricing programs on BGE residential customer load shapes. The residential pilot program, Smart Energy Pricing (SEP) Pilot, was subsequently approved by the Maryland Public Service Commission and successfully implemented in the summer of 2008. This report presents the results from the impact evaluation of the BGE's SEP Pilot in the summer of 2008. BGE's Smart Energy Pricing Pilot Summer 2008 Impact Evaluation More Documents & Publications

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RESILIENCE IN HOME-BASED CAREGIVERS IN LIMPOPO, SOUTH AFRICA  

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I 188 RESILIENCE IN HOME-BASED CAREGIVERS IN LIMPOPO, SOUTH AFRICA Theresa M. Mieh, McNair Scholar and Human Development The Pennsylvania State University ABSTRACT This study examines resilience in home-based-giving. Keywords: HIV/AIDS; resilience; home-based careers; SOUTH AFRICA, PEN-3 INTRODUCTION Sub-Saharan Africa has

Omiecinski, Curtis

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DOE-Evaluating A Potential Microhydro Site | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

DOE-Evaluating A Potential Microhydro Site DOE-Evaluating A Potential Microhydro Site Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: DOE-Evaluating A Potential Microhydro Site Agency/Company /Organization: United States Department of Energy Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Water Power Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Access Resource Type: Guide/manual, Training materials Website: www.energysavers.gov/your_home/electricity/index.cfm/mytopic=11070 Cost: Free Language: English DOE-Evaluating A Potential Microhydro Site Screenshot References: DOE-Evaluating A Potential Microhydro Site[1] Logo: DOE-Evaluating A Potential Microhydro Site "To build a microhydropower system, you need access to flowing water on your property. A sufficient quantity of falling water must be available,

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Energy Department Launches National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center  

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

Launches National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Launches National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center to Advance Fuel Cell Technologies Energy Department Launches National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center to Advance Fuel Cell Technologies September 12, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Following Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz's visit to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Energy Department today announced the unveiling of a one-of-its-kind national secure data center dedicated to the independent analysis of advanced hydrogen and fuel cell technologies at the Energy Department's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) located at NREL in Golden, Colorado. The National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center (NFCTEC) allows industry, academia, and government organizations to submit and review data

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Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies Using Renewable Energy in  

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

Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies Using Renewable Energy Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies Using Renewable Energy in Buildings Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies Using Renewable Energy in Buildings October 7, 2013 - 11:23am Addthis Once Federal sites have been screened for viability of different renewable energy resources to evaluate emissions profile, the next step is to establish what renewable energy resources developed at which particular sites would have the greatest impact on the agency's overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions goals. It is important to consider that some types of renewable energy generation could impact not only Scope 1 and 2 GHG goals, but also Scope 3 goals through avoided transmission and distribution losses. Estimate Greenhouse Gas Reduction Potential It is important to note that solar systems can have the greatest reduction

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Evaluation Report: IG-0620 | Department of Energy  

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

20 Evaluation Report: IG-0620 September 16, 2003 The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program-2003 While improvements were made during the last year, we noted that...

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California Evaluation Framework | Building Energy Codes Program  

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those studies. bpCaliforniaEvaluationFramework.pdf Document Details Affiliation: California Public Utilities Commission and the Project Advisory Group Focus: Adoption...

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Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Climate Focus Area: Geothermal Phase: Evaluate Options Topics: Opportunity Assessment & Screening Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: www1.eere.energy.gov/geothermal/getem.html OpenEI Keyword(s): EERE tool Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/geothermal-electricity-technology-eva Language: English Policies: Deployment Programs DeploymentPrograms: Technical Assistance References: Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model[1] Model the estimated performance and costs of available U.S. geothermal

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Improved methods to evaluate realised energy savings.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Boonekamp, P.G.M.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Industrial Geospatial Analysis Tool for Energy Evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

IGATE-E is an industrial energy analysis tool. The tool is intended to be a decision support and planning tool to a wide spectrum of energy analysts, engineers, researchers, government organizations, private consultants, industry partners, and alike. The tool applies statistical modeling to multiple datasets and provides information at the geospatial resolution of zip code using bottom up approaches. Within each zip code, the current version of the tool estimates electrical energy consumption of manufacturing industries based on each type of industries using information from DOE's Industrial Assessment Center database (IAC-DB) and DOE's Energy Information Administration Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey database (EIA-MECS DB), in addition to commercially available databases such as the Manufacturing News database (MNI, Inc.). Ongoing and future work include adding modules for the predictions of fuel energy consumption streams, manufacturing process steps energy consumption, major energy intensive processes (EIPs) within each industry type among other metrics of interest. The tool utilizes the DOE EIA-MECS energy survey data to validate bottom-up estimates and permits several statistical examinations.

Alkadi, N.; Starke, M.; Ma, O.; Nimbalkar, S.; Cox, D.; Dowling, K.; Johnson, B.; Khan, S.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Evaluation of Mg for Local Energy Absorption  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The AZ31 material exhibited the best energy absorption performance, .... Effects of Alloying Elements and Cooling Rate on Morphology of Phases in CaO Added

150

Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings |  

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

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

151

Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Planning for Existing Buildings |  

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

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

152

Security and Cyber Evaluations | Department of Energy  

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Security and Cyber Evaluations Security and Cyber Evaluations Security and Cyber Evaluations Security and Cyber Evaluations within the Office of Enforcement and Oversight implements the independent security performance monitoring functions for DOE. The other half of the Independent Oversight Program is implemented by the Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations for safety oversight. The independent oversight function performed by these two offices is delineated in DOE Order 227.1, Independent Oversight Program, issued on August 30, 2011. This recently revised Order reflects lessons learned in conducting inspections and incorporates earlier and more frequent line management involvement in the inspection planning process. We welcome an opportunity to discuss our inspection process and potential

153

EIA Energy Kids - Energy Kids: Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Renewable; Electricity; Hydrogen; Recent Statistics; Using & Saving Energy. Energy Use Basics; Energy and the Environment; In Homes; In Commercial Buildings; In Industry;

154

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

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

155

Evaluation of China's local enforcement of energy efficiency standards and  

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Evaluation of China's local enforcement of energy efficiency standards and Evaluation of China's local enforcement of energy efficiency standards and labeling programs for appliances and equipment Title Evaluation of China's local enforcement of energy efficiency standards and labeling programs for appliances and equipment Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2013 Authors Khanna, Nina Zheng, Nan Zhou, David Fridley, and Cecilia Fino-Chen Journal Energy Policy Date Published 10/2013 Keywords Appliance standards and labeling, compliance, energy efficiency, Low Emission & Efficient Buildings and Equipment Abstract Aims This paper aims to evaluate local enforcement of China's mandatory appliance and equipment energy efficiency standards and labeling programs, two increasingly important policies for meeting national energy and carbon reduction targets. The expected energy savings of efficiency standards and labels can be fully realized only with strong enforcement to ensure compliance for all products sold. This paper provides comprehensive retrospective evaluation of the methodologies, results, progress and remaining challenges in pilot enforcement projects initiated in the absence of consistent national check-testing focused on energy efficiency.

156

Evaluation of errors in national energy forecasts.  

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??Energy forecasts are widely used by the U.S. government, politicians, think tanks, and utility companies. While short-term forecasts were reasonably accurate, medium and long-range forecasts (more)

Sakva, Denys

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Climate impact metrics for energy technology evaluation  

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The climate change mitigation potential of energy technologies depends on how their lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions compare to global climate stabilization goals. Current methods for comparing technologies, which assess ...

Edwards, Morgan Rae

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Evaluation of China's Energy Strategy Options  

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the past three years (Figure 1), andover two thirds of the increment in primary energy supply has been coal. Meanwhile, oil use is rising rapidly, with nearly all new demand...

159

Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) - Energy Information ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Maps by energy source and topic, includes ... Total United States energy consumption in homes has remained relatively stable for many years as increased energy ...

160

Final report on the energy edge impact evaluation of 28 new, low-energy commercial buildings  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the findings of the Energy Edge Impact Evaluation. It is the fourth and final report in a series of project impact evaluation reports. Energy Edge is a research-oriented demonstration of energy efficiency in 28 new commercial buildings. Beginning in 1985,the project, sponsored by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), was developed to evaluate the potential for electricity conservation in new commercial buildings. By focusing on the construction of new commercial buildings, Energy Edge meets the region`s goal of capturing otherwise lost opportunities to accomplish energy conservation. That is, the best time to add an energy-efficiency measure to a building is during the construction phase.

Piette, M.A.; Diamond, R.; Nordman, B. [and others

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Scenario Evaluation, Regionalization & Analysis (SERA) | Open Energy  

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Scenario Evaluation, Regionalization & Analysis (SERA) Scenario Evaluation, Regionalization & Analysis (SERA) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Scenario Evaluation, Regionalization & Analysis (SERA) Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Scenario Evaluation, Regionalization & Analysis (SERA) Screenshot Logo: Scenario Evaluation, Regionalization & Analysis (SERA) SERA (Scenario Evaluation, Regionalization & Analysis) is a geospatially and temporally oriented infrastructure analysis model that determines the optimal production and delivery scenarios for hydrogen, given resource availability and technology cost. Given annual H2 demands on a city-by-city basis, forecasts of feedstock costs, and a catalog of available hydrogen production and transportation technologies, the model generates

162

Energy Facility Evaluation, Siting, Construction and Operation (New  

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

Energy Facility Evaluation, Siting, Construction and Operation (New Energy Facility Evaluation, Siting, Construction and Operation (New Hampshire) Energy Facility Evaluation, Siting, Construction and Operation (New Hampshire) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fed. Government Fuel Distributor Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Tribal Government Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Solar Wind Program Info State New Hampshire Program Type Siting and Permitting Provider NH Department of Environmental Services, Public Information and Permitting Unit The statute establishes a procedure for the review, approval, monitoring,

163

Vending Machine Energy Consumption and VendingMiser Evaluation  

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As an effort to decrease the amount of non-critical energy used on the Texas A&M campus, and to assist Dixie Narco in evaluating the efficiency of their vending machines, the Texas A&M Energy Systems Laboratory investigated the power consumption of soda vending machines on the Texas A&M campus. Several vending machines were evaluated to determine the power consumption for the individual components, and the whole machine. Recommendations were made from the results. The VendingMiser device was also tested to evaluate the potential energy savings of this device.

Ritter, J.; Hugghins, J.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Press Room - Presentations - U.S. Energy Information ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, ... Renewable & Alternative Fuels. Includes hydropower, solar, wind, geothermal, biomass ...

165

Glossary - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. ... solar, wind, geothermal, biomass ...

166

Countries - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. Reserves, production, prices, ...

167

Low Energy Office: Design and Evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The new government building with ca. 14.000 m2 gross floor area in Innsbruck/Tirol was designed as a low energy office building. As little technical installations as possible and as much room comfort as achievable: These were the two goals, set by the builder and user. An interdisciplinary team of architects, HVAC-planners and energy designers had already developed an integrated concept for the architectural competition. This was altered and adapted during the realization phase of the building. Detailed building simulations were used to determine the interactions of building, climate and users. The integration of three glass atria into the concept, unheated and naturally ventilated, was one of the main challenges in this planning process. These atria serve as thermal buffers and use the passive gains of solar energy. Only the internal areas are ventilated mechanically. The facades were optimized to combine daylighting and protection against high solar irradiation. Reduction of the cooling load, night ventilation of the atria and groundwater cooling in the offices secure moderate temperatures without any mechanical cooling. Despite a dense utilization the building offers attractive workplaces with a comfortable room climate. The energy consumption for heating in the first fully measured year was 35 kWh/m2, which is very close to the prediction. The consumption of primary energy is low also. The measured atria air temperatures comply in general with the simulated ones. A direct comparison of simulation and measurement is planned for the future.

Schrag, T.; Waldhoff, C.; Radler, J.; Lenzen, B.

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Evaluation of Local Enforcement of Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling  

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Evaluation of Local Enforcement of Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Evaluation of Local Enforcement of Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Program in China Title Evaluation of Local Enforcement of Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Program in China Publication Type Conference Proceedings Year of Publication 2012 Authors Zheng, Nina, Nan Zhou, Cecilia Fino-Chen, and David Fridley Conference Name International Energy Program Evaluation Conference Date Published 06/2012 Conference Location Rome, Italy Keywords china, china energy, china energy group, energy analysis and environmental impacts department, energy efficiency, local enforcement, policy studies, standards & labeling programs Abstract As part of China's commitment to promoting and improving the local enforcement of appliance energyefficiency standards and labeling, the China National Institute of Standardization launched a localenforcement of efficiency standards and labeling project on August 14, 2009. For this project, Jiangsu,Shandong, Sichuan and Shanghai were selected as pilot locations. This paper provides information onthe local enforcement project's recent background, activities and results as well as comparison toprevious rounds of check-testing in 2006 and 2007. In addition, the paper also offers evaluation on theachievement and weaknesses in the local enforcement scheme and recommendations based oninternational experience.

169

Case Study Impact Evaluations of the Industrial Energy Savings Plan  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Lilly, P.; Pearson, D.

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Waste-to-Energy Evaluation: U.S. Virgin Islands  

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

Waste-to-Energy Evaluation: U.S. Virgin Islands Jerry Davis, Scott Haase, and Adam Warren Technical Report NREL/TP-7A20-52308 August 2011 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Waste-to-Energy Evaluation: U.S. Virgin Islands Jerry Davis, Scott Haase, and Adam Warren Prepared under Task No(s). IDVI.0000 and IDVI.0032 Technical Report NREL/TP-7A20-52308 August 2011 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

171

Philippines-DCA LGUGC Evaluation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

DCA LGUGC Evaluation DCA LGUGC Evaluation Jump to: navigation, search Name Philippines-DCA LGUGC Evaluation Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Agency for International Development Sector Energy Topics Finance, Background analysis Website http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/ Country Philippines UN Region South-Eastern Asia References Philippines-DCA LGUGC Evaluation[1] Background & Summary "This report deals only with the 1999 Philippines DCA guarantee. Like the other evaluations, this evaluation was carried out in accordance with an Evaluation Framework developed by SEGURA/IP3 in conjunction with EGAT/DC that measures development results at three levels" References ↑ "Philippines-DCA LGUGC Evaluation" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Philippines-DCA_LGUGC_Evaluation&oldid=374336"

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Evaluation of a Lower-Energy Energy Storage System (LEESS) for Full-Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This presentation discusses the evaluation of a lower-energy energy storage system for full-hybrid electric vehicles.

Gonder, J.; Ireland, J.; Cosgrove, J.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Recommendations concerning energy information model documentation, public access, and evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this study we provide an analysis of the factors underlying Congressional concern regarding model documentation, policies for public access, and evaluation procedures of the Energy Information Administration (EIA) and ...

Wood, David O.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

An evaluation of the ORNL residential energy use model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This report provides an evaluation of the architecture, empirical foundation, and applications of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) residential energy use model. A particular effort is made to identify the strengths ...

McFadden, Daniel

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Environmental Energy Technologies Division An Evaluation of Solar Valuation  

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

An Evaluation of Solar Valuation An Evaluation of Solar Valuation Methods Used in Utility Planning and Procurement Processes Andrew Mills and Ryan Wiser Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Report Summary - December 2012 The work described in this presentation was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability 2 Environmental Energy Technologies Division Motivation and scope * Motivations: * As the cost of solar generation falls, solar is being considered as one of many viable options for supplying electricity * Recognizing and evaluating the economic value of solar will become progressively important for justifying its expanded use * Objectives: * Analyze the treatment of solar in current planning studies and

176

Energy Information Administration (EIA)- Commercial Buildings ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. ... such as principal building activity or energy sources used.

177

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. ... Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) ...

178

PNNL-21294 Methodology for Evaluating Cost- Effectiveness of Residential Energy  

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

1294 1294 Methodology for Evaluating Cost- Effectiveness of Residential Energy Code Changes ZT Taylor N Fernandez RG Lucas April 2012 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington 99352 iii Contents 1.0 Introduction .................................................................................................................................. 1.1 2.0 Estimating Energy Savings of Code Changes .............................................................................. 2.1 2.1 Building Energy Use Simulation Assumptions and Methodology ....................................... 2.1 2.1.1 Energy Simulation Tool ............................................................................................ 2.1

179

Field Evaluation of a Near Zero Energy Home in Oklahoma  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The authors evaluated a zero energy home built by Ideal Homes in Edmond, Oklahoma, that included an extensive package of energy-efficient technologies and a photovoltaic array for site electricity generation. The home was part of a Building America research project in partnership with the Building Science Consortium to exhibit high efficiency technologies while keeping costs within the reach of average home buyers.

Hendron, R.; Hancock, E.; Barker, G.; Reeves, P.

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Market Share Elasticities for Fuel and Technology Choice in Home Heating and Cooling  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Choice in Home Heating and Cooling D.J. Wood, H. Ruderman,IN HOME HEATING AND COOLING* David J. Wood, Henry RudermanIN HOME HEATING AND COOLING David J. Wood, Henry Ruderman,

Wood, D.J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (MECS) - U.S. Energy ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ... Manufacturing energy consumption data show large reductions in both manufacturing energy use and the energy intensity ...

182

DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Evaluation of Energy Recovery Act Fuel  

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

Evaluation of Energy Recovery Act Fuel Cell Initiative Evaluation of Energy Recovery Act Fuel Cell Initiative Project Summary Full Title: Evaluation of U.S. DOE Energy Recovery Act Fuel Cell (Technologies Program) Initiative (ARRA-FCI) Project ID: 284 Principal Investigator: Brian James Brief Description: An evaluation was conducted to assess the early stage "market change" impacts of the Fuel Cell (Technologies Program) Initiative of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA-FCI) to accelerate fuel cell deployment and commercialization. Performer Principal Investigator: Brian James Organization: Strategic Analysis, Inc. Address: 4075 Wilson Blvd. Suite 200 Arlington, VA 22203 Telephone: 703-778-7114 Email: bjames@sainc.com Sponsor(s) Name: Fred Joseck Organization: DOE/EERE/FCTO Telephone: 202-586-7932

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Honduras-Evaluation of Covelo Foundation DCA Guarantees | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Honduras-Evaluation of Covelo Foundation DCA Guarantees Honduras-Evaluation of Covelo Foundation DCA Guarantees Jump to: navigation, search Name Honduras-Evaluation of Covelo Foundation DCA Guarantees Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Agency for International Development Sector Energy Topics Finance, Co-benefits assessment, Background analysis Website http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/ Country Honduras UN Region Latin America and the Caribbean References Honduras-Evaluation of Covelo Foundation DCA Guarantees[1] Background "This report presents findings and conclusions from an evaluation, carried out in March and April of 2009, of DCA guarantees used by the José Maria Covelo Foundation (FJMC) in Honduras. The evaluation sought to answer seven evaluation questions concerning the outputs, outcomes, and impact of the

184

An assessment methodology for thermal energy storage evaluation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report documents an assessment methodology for evaluating the cost, performance, and overall economic feasibility of thermal energy storage (TES) concepts. The methodology was developed by Thermal Energy Storage Evaluation Program personnel at Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) for use by PNL and other TES concept evaluators. The methodology is generically applicable to all TES concepts; however, specific analyses may require additional or more detailed definition of the ground rules, assumptions, and analytical approach. The overall objective of the assessment methodology is to assist in preparing equitable and proper evaluations of TES concepts that will allow developers and end-users to make valid decisions about research and development (R and D) and implementation. The methodology meets this objective by establishing standard approaches, ground rules, assumptions, and definitions that are analytically correct and can be consistently applied by concept evaluators. 15 refs., 4 figs., 13 tabs.

Brown, D.R.; Dirks, J.A.; Drost, M.K.; Spanner, G.E.; Williams, T.A.

1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Evaluation of an Incremental Ventilation Energy Model for Estimating  

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Evaluation of an Incremental Ventilation Energy Model for Estimating Evaluation of an Incremental Ventilation Energy Model for Estimating Impacts of Air Sealing and Mechanical Ventilation Title Evaluation of an Incremental Ventilation Energy Model for Estimating Impacts of Air Sealing and Mechanical Ventilation Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-5796E Year of Publication 2012 Authors Logue, Jennifer M., William J. N. Turner, Iain S. Walker, and Brett C. Singer Date Published 06/2012 Abstract Changing the rate of airflow through a home affects the annual thermal conditioning energy.Large-scale changes to airflow rates of the housing stock can significantly alter the energy consumption of the residential energy sector. However, the complexity of existing residential energy models hampers the ability to estimate the impact of policy changes on a state or nationwide level. The Incremental Ventilation Energy (IVE) model developed in this study was designed to combine the output of simple airflow models and a limited set of home characteristics to estimate the associated change in energy demand of homes. The IVE model was designed specifically to enable modelers to use existing databases of home characteristics to determine the impact of policy on ventilation at a population scale. In this report, we describe the IVE model and demonstrate that its estimates of energy change are comparable to the estimates of a well-validated, complex residential energy model when applied to homes with limited parameterization. Homes with extensive parameterization would be more accurately characterized by complex residential energy models. The demonstration included a range of home types, climates, and ventilation systems that cover a large fraction of the residential housing sector.

186

Page not found | Department of Energy  

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

Home Performance with Energy Star program, Focus on Energy offers in-home energy audits and cash... http:energy.govsavingshome-performance-energy-star-wps-customers-only...

187

Intermediate evaluation of USAID/Cairo energy policy planning project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three years ago, a team from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, supplemented by an expert from the US Department of Energy and a senior Egyptian energy professional, carried out what was termed an ``intermediate evaluation`` of a major energy policy project in Egypt. Supported by USAID/Cairo, the project had concentrated on developing and strengthening an Organization for Energy Planning (OEP) within the Government of India, and it was actually scheduled to end less than a year after this evaluation. The evaluation was submitted to USAID/Cairo and circulated elsewhere in the US Agency for International Development and the Government of Egypt as an internal report. Over the next several years, the USAID energy planning project ended and the functions performed by OEP were merged with planning capabilities in the electric power sector. Now that the major issues addressed by the evaluation report have been resolved, we are making it available to a broader audience as a contribution to the general literature on development project evaluation and institution-building.

Wilbanks, T.J.; Wright, S.B. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Barron, W.F. [Hong Kong Univ. (Hong Kong); Kamel, A.M. [Ain Shams Univ., Cairo (Egypt); Santiago, H.T. [USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Intermediate evaluation of USAID/Cairo energy policy planning project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three years ago, a team from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, supplemented by an expert from the US Department of Energy and a senior Egyptian energy professional, carried out what was termed an intermediate evaluation'' of a major energy policy project in Egypt. Supported by USAID/Cairo, the project had concentrated on developing and strengthening an Organization for Energy Planning (OEP) within the Government of India, and it was actually scheduled to end less than a year after this evaluation. The evaluation was submitted to USAID/Cairo and circulated elsewhere in the US Agency for International Development and the Government of Egypt as an internal report. Over the next several years, the USAID energy planning project ended and the functions performed by OEP were merged with planning capabilities in the electric power sector. Now that the major issues addressed by the evaluation report have been resolved, we are making it available to a broader audience as a contribution to the general literature on development project evaluation and institution-building.

Wilbanks, T.J.; Wright, S.B. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)); Barron, W.F. (Hong Kong Univ. (Hong Kong)); Kamel, A.M. (Ain Shams Univ., Cairo (Egypt)); Santiago, H.T. (USDOE, Washington, DC (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. ... Average wholesale electricity prices down compared to last year. Source: ...

190

Monthly Energy Review - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Electricity. Sales, revenue and prices, power plants, fuel use, stocks, generation, trade, demand & emissions. Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes ...

191

Annual Energy Review - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Electricity. Sales, revenue and prices, power plants, fuel use, stocks, generation, trade, demand & emissions. Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes ...

192

Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Electricity. Sales, revenue and prices, power plants, fuel use, stocks, generation, trade, demand & emissions. Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes ...

193

Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ... more than doubling the solar thermal generating capacity in the United ...

194

Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (MECS) - U.S. Energy ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. ... Alternative Fuels. Includes hydropower, solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and ethanol.

195

- Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. Reserves, production, prices, employ- ment and productivity, ...

196

- Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. ... Greenhouse gas data, voluntary report- ing, electric power plant ...

197

EIA-Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review: Evaluation of Projections  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Retrospective Review: Evaluation of Projections in Past Editions (1982-2006) Retrospective Review: Evaluation of Projections in Past Editions (1982-2006) Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review: Evaluation of Projections in Past Editions (1982-2006) Each year since 1996, EIA's Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting has produced a comparison between realized energy outcomes and the projections included in previous editions of the AEO. Each year, the comparison adds the projections from the most recent AEO and updates the historical data to the most recently available. The comparison summarizes the relationship of the AEO reference case projections since 1982 to realized outcomes by calculating the average absolute percent differences for several of the major variables for AEO82 through AEO2006. Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review, 2006 Report

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Audit Evaluation Report: IG-0830 | Department of Energy  

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

Evaluation Report: IG-0830 Evaluation Report: IG-0830 Audit Evaluation Report: IG-0830 October 29, 2009 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2009 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is tasked with regulating and overseeing important aspects of the U.S. energy industry. To help meet its goals and objectives, the Commission utilizes varying types of information technology resources. However, reliance on information technology, while certainly beneficial, often creates or increases various risks. For example, cyber attacks against government systems and assets continue to grow in frequency and have become increasingly sophisticated. The Commission expects to spend over $4 million during Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 to help mitigate this increasing threat and to secure its information

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Evaluating Texas State University Energy Consumption According to Productivity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Energy Utilization Index, energy consumption per square foot of floor area, is the most commonly used index of building energy consumption. However, a building or facility exists solely to support the activities of its occupants. Floor area alone is not a complete measure of the amount of service a facility provides. The energy consumption of a service institution, such as a university, could be evaluated according to its annual level of service. However, the variety of services delivered by an institution of higher education cannot be measured by a single, readily available number. Data Envelopment Analysis, a tool used primarily in management science, can find "benchmark" input consumption levels for productive entities with multiple inputs and outputs. It finds a consumption target for each form of energy consumed by an institution, based on the actual performance of comparable institutions. This method is applicable to the energy consumption of Texas state institutions of higher education.

Carnes, D.; Hunn, B. D.; Jones, J. W.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) - Energy Information ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ... State Energy Data System ... routinely uses feedback from customers and outside experts to help improve its programs ...

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Energy Efficiency Evaluation of Guangzhou West Tower Faade System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Guangzhou West Tower is an extremely tall public building. The energy efficiency evaluation of its faade should be different than that of ordinary public buildings. Based on the national code GB50189-2005, Design Standard for Energy efficiency of Public Buildings, typical meteorological yearly data for Guangzhou were used and revised according to architectural character of Guangzhou West Tower. The energy efficiency design of a single skin faade and active airflow curtain wall was analyzed by a dynamic energy simulation tool and modified weather data. The payback period of initial investment in the faade system was evaluated based on simulation results. In addition, the results confirm the faade system scheme of Guangzhou West Tower.

Meng, Q.; Zhang, L.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Methods For Evaluating National Energy Savings (Can we do it...  

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Energy Analysis Appliance Energy Standards China Electricity Markets Energy Policy India Industrial Energy International Energy Studies Public Sector Energy Efficiency...

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Heating and cooling no longer majority of U.S. home energy use ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal.

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About EIA - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - U.S ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. ... Application Tips and Contacts ...

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Evaluation of energy efficiency standards for residential clothes dryers in  

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energy efficiency standards for residential clothes dryers in energy efficiency standards for residential clothes dryers in the USA Title Evaluation of energy efficiency standards for residential clothes dryers in the USA Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2013 Authors Lekov, Alexander B., Victor H. Franco, and Stephen Meyers Journal Energy Efficiency Date Published 05/2013 Keywords appliance standards, energy efficiency Abstract This article describes the analysis of monetary and energy savings attributable to various energy efficiency levels considered as potential US federal standards for residential clothes dryers. The analysis examined benefits to both consumers and the nation as a whole. Benefits to consumers were evaluated based on the life-cycle cost of affected appliances and the payback period associated with increased first costs. Benefits to the nation incorporate both energy and financial savings associated with each potential efficiency standard. The analysis incorporated the most current information on field use of clothes dryers, which shows that dryer usage and the moisture in clothes are less than previously thought. The analysis found that high-efficiency heat pump clothes dryers would be cost-effective for nearly one fifth of US households. However, for both electric standard and gas clothes dryers, standards that improve efficiency by 5 % appear to be the highest levels that have a positive net present value of consumer benefit.

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Florida - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - U.S ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial ... Quarterly Coal Report Monthly Energy Review Residential Energy Consumption Survey 2009 ... Total Consumption per Capita ...

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EVA - Evaluation of Energy Concepts: Case Study of Siedlungswerk, Stuttgart  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents the evaluation and optimization results of the office building Siedlungswerk as part of the EVA project. Within EVA, 19 German office buildings are being eva-luated in terms of energy efficiency and user comfort. Built in the early 1990s in the city center of Stuttgart the building Siedlungswerk provides office spaces for 135 employees on a net heated floor area without a parking garage (NGFr) of 5.589 m. The evaluation showed an annual consumption of primary energy of 614 kWh/(mNGFra). This was the highest within the EVA sample and significantly above reference values. Users complained about high temperatures in summer and low temperatures in winter especially during the morning hours. A short term monitoring of the indoor climate confirmed these problems. A comprehensive concept of improvement was implemented at the end of 2004 at a total cost of 250 T? including 100 T? for improvements in energy efficiency. The following year showed a reduction of 36 % in consumption of electrical energy and 49% in gas consumption. The energy savings generate annual cost savings of 50 T?, which equals a return on invest in energy efficiency after two years. The optimized building operation also significantly improved the user comfort.

Stefan, P.; Mahler, B.; Fisch, M. N.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Industrial Geospatial Analysis Tool for Energy Evaluation (IGATE-E)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

IGATE-E is an energy analysis tool for industrial energy evaluation. The tool applies statistical modeling to multiple publicly available datasets and provides information at the geospatial resolution of zip code using bottom up approaches. Within each zip code, the current version of the tool estimates electrical energy consumption of manufacturing industries based on each type of industries using DOE s Industrial Assessment Center database (IAC-DB) and DOE s Energy Information Administration Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey database (EIA-MECS DB), in addition to other commercially available databases such as the Manufacturing News database (MNI, Inc.). Ongoing and future work include adding modules for the predictions of fuel energy consumption streams, manufacturing process steps energy consumption, major energy intensive processes (EIPs) within each industry type among other metrics of interest. The tool provides validation against DOE s EIA-MECS state level energy estimations and permits several statistical examinations. IGATE-E is intended to be a decision support and planning tool to a wide spectrum of energy analysts, researchers, government organizations, private consultants, industry partners, and alike.

Alkadi, Nasr E [ORNL; Starke, Michael R [ORNL; Ma, Ookie [DOE EERE; Nimbalkar, Sachin U [ORNL; Cox, Daryl [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Program Evaluation and Incentives for Administrators of Energy-Efficiency Programs: Can Evaluation Solve the Principal/Agent Problem?  

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effectiveness (the non-energy benefits problem) All cost-energy- efficiency programs and, especially, the free-rider problem,Energy-Efficiency Programs: Can Evaluation Solve the Principal/Agent Problem?

Blumstein, Carl

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Evaluate Supply and Recovery of Woody Biomass for Energy  

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4/11/2011 1 Evaluate Supply and Recovery of Woody Biomass for Energy Production from Natural: Urban Wood Residue:Urban Wood Residue: Woody Biomass for Woody Biomass for BioenergyBioenergy TreeJustification Contrasting Woody Biomass Recovery DataContrasting Woody Biomass Recovery Data Regional Analysis

Gray, Matthew

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Energy Perspectives: The United States has a varied and complex ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. ... a graphical overview of energy history in the United States. ...

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Consumption & Efficiency - U.S. Energy Information Administration ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. ... New 2010 Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (MECS) ...

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Egypt - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy Information Administration ... Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, ... accounting for around 13 percent of total LNG traded worldwide.

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New Hampshire - Search - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. ... New Hampshire. State Profile and Energy Estimates.

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U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. ... New Hampshire. State Profile and Energy Estimates.

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Audit Evaluation Report: IG-0828 | Department of Energy  

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

Audit Evaluation Report: IG-0828 Audit Evaluation Report: IG-0828 Audit Evaluation Report: IG-0828 October 16, 2009 The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2009 Industry experts report that security challenges and threats are continually evolving as malicious activity has become more web-based and attackers are able to rapidly adapt their attack methods. In addition, the number of data breaches continues to rise. In an effort to mitigate and address threats and protect valuable information, the Department of Energy anticipated spending about $275 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 to implement cyber security measures necessary to protect its information technology resources. These systems and data are designed to support the Department's mission and business lines of energy security, nuclear

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An evaluation of the Fort Polk energy savings performance contract  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Japan - Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

kerosene in home heating. ... as high levels of investment in R&D of energy technology since the 1970s has substantially increased energy efficiency.

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Water Efficiency Evaluation Service Contracts | Department of Energy  

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

Water Efficiency Evaluation Service Contracts Water Efficiency Evaluation Service Contracts Water Efficiency Evaluation Service Contracts October 8, 2013 - 9:57am Addthis To help meet Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 requirements for comprehensive water evaluations of at least 25% of covered facilities each year, Federal agencies may choose to hire a water management firm. A report was developed that includes the essential elements of a well-formed statement of work (SOW) for comprehensive water assessments to assist agencies in developing contracts with water contractors, which includes: Project scope Contractor qualifications Assessment phases Deliverables and schedule Additional considerations. For more information on this topic and specific information on SOW model language, download the Template for a Comprehensive Water Assessment

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Evaluating Commercial Buildings for Statewide Compliance | Building Energy  

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Commercial Buildings for Statewide Compliance Commercial Buildings for Statewide Compliance The materials for this course may be used for in-person training courses, and are intended to provide the tools and specific training necessary to evaluate statewide commercial compliance with ASHRAE Standard 90.1. The course also provides useful training for the commercial provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code and general commercial field inspection for energy code compliance. The recommended background for taking this class is significant experience with plan review and/or inspection of commercial energy code provisions. Presenters: Course materials originally published by the DOE Building Energy Codes Program, July 16, 2010. Course Type: Training Materials Video In-person Downloads: Presentation Slides

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Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Measures in Hot and Humid Climates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Hot and humid climates present some of the most complex challenges for sustainable building designs. High temperatures coupled with high humidity create extreme comfort problems and exacerbate the potential for condensation, mold and mildew. These are usually remedied with conventional mechanical air conditioning systems, but the move toward sustainability urges designers to find less energy intensive solutions. An integrated design process coupled with energy modeling and lifecycle analysis can unite design teams around desired outcomes to provide an optimized design solution for projects in these climates. Such an approach involves first minimizing building loads and then reducing residual energy consumed by the HVAC systems. This paper presents an integrated design approach to evaluating the most efficient energy measures in hot and humid climates and summarizes the findings of a series of cases using this approach, including international examples of office, education, and small retail buildings in ASHRAE Climate Zones 1A and 2A.

Zhao, Y.; Erwine, B.; Leonard, P.; Pease, B.; Dole, A.; Lee, A.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of energy system analysis techniques for identifying underground facilities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the results of a study to determine the feasibility and potential usefulness of applying energy system analysis techniques to help detect and characterize underground facilities that could be used for clandestine activities. Four off-the-shelf energy system modeling tools were considered: (1) ENPEP (Energy and Power Evaluation Program) - a total energy system supply/demand model, (2) ICARUS (Investigation of Costs and Reliability in Utility Systems) - an electric utility system dispatching (or production cost and reliability) model, (3) SMN (Spot Market Network) - an aggregate electric power transmission network model, and (4) PECO/LF (Philadelphia Electric Company/Load Flow) - a detailed electricity load flow model. For the purposes of most of this work, underground facilities were assumed to consume about 500 kW to 3 MW of electricity. For some of the work, facilities as large as 10-20 MW were considered. The analysis of each model was conducted in three stages: data evaluation, base-case analysis, and comparative case analysis. For ENPEP and ICARUS, open source data from Pakistan were used for the evaluations. For SMN and PECO/LF, the country data were not readily available, so data for the state of Arizona were used to test the general concept.

VanKuiken, J.C.; Kavicky, J.A.; Portante, E.C. [and others

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Facility Energy Management Guidelines and Criteria for Energy and Water Evaluations in Covered Facilities  

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

Facility Energy Management Guidelines and Criteria for Energy and Water Evaluations in Covered Facilities (42 U.S.C. 8253 Subsection (f), Use of Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Federal Buildings) 25 November 2008 I. Background A. Authority Section 432 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) amends section 543 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act, by adding a new subsection (f) Use of Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Federal Buildings (42 U.S.C. 8253(f); referred to as "the statute" in this guidance). The new subsection prescribes a framework for facility energy project management and benchmarking, including the following elements: * Designated "facility energy managers" for ensuring compliance of "covered facilities"

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Facility Energy Management Guidelines and Criteria for Energy and Water Evaluations in Covered Facilities  

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Facility Energy Management Guidelines and Criteria for Energy and Water Evaluations in Covered Facilities (42 U.S.C. 8253 Subsection (f), Use of Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Federal Buildings) 25 November 2008 I. Background A. Authority Section 432 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) amends section 543 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act, by adding a new subsection (f) Use of Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Federal Buildings (42 U.S.C. 8253(f); referred to as "the statute" in this guidance). The new subsection prescribes a framework for facility energy project management and benchmarking, including the following elements: * Designated "facility energy managers" for ensuring compliance of "covered facilities"

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Evaluation Framework and Tools for Distributed Energy Resources  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. 2000. "Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, OfficeSecretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S.

Gumerman, Etan Z.; Bharvirkar, Ranjit R.; LaCommare, Kristina Hamachi; Marnay, Chris

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

National Energy Efficiency Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) Standard: Scoping Study of Issues and Implementation Requirements  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Renewable Energy (EERE) Weatherization & Intergovernmentaland Renewable Energy (EERE) 2006. "Guide for Managingand Renewable Energy (EERE) 2007. "Impact Evaluation

Schiller, Steven R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Evaluation of State Energy Program Accomplishments: 2002 Program Year  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) State Energy Program (SEP) was established in 1996 by merging the State Energy Conservation Program (SECP) and the Institutional Conservation Program (ICP), both of which had been in existence since 1976 (U.S. DOE 2001a). The SEP provides financial and technical assistance for a wide variety of energy efficiency and renewable energy activities undertaken by the states and territories. SEP provides money to each state and territory according to a formula that accounts for population and energy use. In addition to these ''Formula Grants'', SEP ''Special Project'' funds are made available on a competitive basis to carry out specific types of energy efficiency and renewable energy activities (U.S. DOE 2003c). The resources provided by DOE typically are augmented by money and in-kind assistance from a number of sources, including other federal agencies, state and local governments, and the private sector. The states SEP efforts include several mandatory activities, such as establishing lighting efficiency standards for public buildings, promoting car and vanpools and public transportation, and establishing policies for energy-efficient government procurement practices. The states and territories also engage in a broad range of optional activities, including holding workshops and training sessions on a variety of topics related to energy efficiency and renewable energy, providing energy audits and building retrofit services, offering technical assistance, supporting loan and grant programs, and encouraging the adoption of alternative energy technologies. The scope and variety of activities undertaken by the various states and territories is extremely broad, and this reflects the diversity of conditions and needs found across the country and the efforts of participating states and territories to respond to them. The purpose of this report is to present estimates of the energy and cost savings and emissions reductions associated with SEP activities performed by the states during the 2002 program year, based on primary data provided by the states themselves. This is the second systematic evaluation of SEP accomplishments performed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for DOE. A report documenting the findings of the first study was published in January 2003 (Schweitzer et.al., 2003).

Schweitzer, M.

2005-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Step 3: Evaluate your target using ENERGY STAR tools | ENERGY STAR  

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Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Why you should design to earn the ENERGY STAR Follow EPA's step-by-step process Step 1: Assemble a team Step 2: Set an energy performance target Step 3: Evaluate your target using ENERGY STAR tools Comparing Target Finder and Portfolio Manager EPA's Target Finder calculator Step 4: Design to be energy efficient

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An Inside Look at a U.S. Department of Energy Impact Evaluation Framework for Deployment Programs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

for evaluating energy savings and market effects withfor evaluating energy savings and market effects withoutcomes such as energy savings and market effects 4 can be

Vine, Edward; Jordan, Gretchen; Reed, John H.; Dowd, Jeff

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lower railroad energy consumption reflects improved efficiency ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. ... Alternative Fuels. Includes hydropower, solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and ethanol.

231

Energy Information Administration (EIA)- Commercial Buildings ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, ... Grundfos, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing.

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Consumption & Efficiency - U.S. Energy Information ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. ... Gas furnace efficiency has large implications for residential ...

233

EIA - Annual Energy Outlook 2013 Early Release  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Electricity. Sales, revenue and prices, ... fuel use, stocks, generation, trade, demand & emissions. Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial ...

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Energy Information Administration (EIA)- Commercial Buildings ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Electricity. Sales, revenue and prices, power plants, fuel use, stocks, generation, trade, demand & emissions. Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes ...

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EIA - State Electricity Profiles - Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Electricity. Sales, revenue and prices, power plants, fuel use, stocks, generation, trade, demand & emissions. Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes ...

236

EIA - State Electricity Profiles - Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. ... More Tables on New Hampshire's Electricity Profile: Formats;

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Energy Information Administration (EIA)- Commercial Buildings ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. Reserves, production, prices, employ- ment and ... Data Tools & Models ...

238

EIA-Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review: Evaluation of Projections  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

8) 8) Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review: Evaluation of Projections in Past Editions (1982-2008) Each year since 1996, EIA's Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting has produced a comparison between realized energy outcomes and the projections included in previous editions of the AEO. Each year, the comparison adds the projections from the most recent AEO and updates the historical data to the most recently available. The comparison summarizes the relationship of the AEO reference case projections since 1982 to realized outcomes by calculating the average absolute percent differences for several of the major variables for AEO82 through AEO2008. Annual Energy Outlook Restrospective Review, 2008 Report Revisions to Gross Domestic Product and Implications for the Comparisons

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Evaluating Residential Buildings for Statewide Compliance | Building Energy  

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Residential Buildings for Statewide Compliance Residential Buildings for Statewide Compliance The materials for this course may be used for in-person training courses, and are intended to provide the tools and specific training necessary to evaluate residential compliance with the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The course also provides useful training in general residential field inspection for energy code compliance. The recommended background for taking this course is significant experience and/or certification on the IECC in a plan review or inspection capacity. Presenters: Course materials originally published by the DOE Building Energy Codes Program, July 16, 2010. Course Type: Training Materials Video In-person Downloads: Presentation Slides Presentation Slides Presentation Slides and Windows Media Videos

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Process evaluation of the Regional Biomass Energy Program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) established the Regional Biomass Energy Program (RBEP) in 1983 to increase the production and use of biomass energy resources. Through the creation of five regional program (the Great Lakes, Northeast, Pacific Northwest, Southeast, and West), the RBEP focuses on regionally specific needs and opportunities. In 1992, Oak Ridge National (ORNL) conducted a process evaluation of the RBEP Program designed to document and explain the development of the goals and strategies of the five regional programs; describe the economic and market context surrounding commercialization of bioenergy systems; assess the criteria used to select projects; describe experiences with cost sharing; identify program accomplishments in the transfer of information and technology; and offer recommendations for program improvement.

Wilson, C.R.; Brown, M.A.; Perlack, R.D.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIA-Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review: Evaluation of Projections  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

9) 9) Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review: Evaluation of Projections in Past Editions (1982-2009) Each year since 1996, EIA's Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting has produced a comparison between realized energy outcomes and the projections included in previous editions of the AEO. Each year, the comparison adds the projections from the most recent AEO and updates the historical data to the most recently available. The comparison summarizes the relationship of the AEO reference case projections since 1982 to realized outcomes by calculating the average absolute percent differences for several of the major variables for AEO82 through AEO2009. Annual Energy Outlook Restrospective Review, 2009 Report pdf images Table 1. Comparison of Absolute Percent Difference between AEO Reference Case Projections

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Health Relevant Outdoor Air Change Rates in Homes  

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Health Relevant Outdoor Air Change Rates in Homes Health Relevant Outdoor Air Change Rates in Homes Speaker(s): Jan Sundell Date: February 6, 2003 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 The Damp Building and Health (DBH) study started as a cross-sectional questionnaire study of all 14000 children, 1-6 years of age in Värmland, Sweden. The response rate on the questionnaire (year 2001) was 79%, meaning that basic data exists on almost 12,000 children and their homes. In a second step a case-control study on 200 sick (wheezing, asthma, excema), and 200 healthy children, extensive measurements in the home, as well as clinical examinations of the children has been conducted during 2002. Ventilation has been measured with a passive tracer gas method during one week. The results will be presented in this seminar-- seemingly sick

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Assessment of Energy Storage Alternatives in the Puget Sound Energy System Volume 2: Energy Storage Evaluation Tool  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This volume presents the battery storage evaluation tool developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), which is used to evaluate benefits of battery storage for multiple grid applications, including energy arbitrage, balancing service, capacity value, distribution system equipment deferral, and outage mitigation. This tool is based on the optimal control strategies to capture multiple services from a single energy storage device. In this control strategy, at each hour, a look-ahead optimization is first formulated and solved to determine battery base operating point. The minute by minute simulation is then performed to simulate the actual battery operation. This volume provide background and manual for this evaluation tool.

Wu, Di; Jin, Chunlian; Balducci, Patrick J.; Kintner-Meyer, Michael CW

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Usage Evaluation and Condition Monitoring for Electric Machines using Wireless Sensor Networks.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Energy usage evaluation and condition monitoring for electric machines are important in industry for overall energy savings. Traditionally these functions are realized only for large (more)

Lu, Bin

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Coal - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - U.S. Energy...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal Reserves, production, prices, employ- ment and productivity, distribution, stocks,...

246

A-Z Index - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. ... Jobs (With the Energy Information Administration) Jordan Country ...

247

Today in Energy - Coal stockpiles above five-year range in ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. ... as Duke Energy Indiana testified to the Indiana Utility Regulatory ...

248

About EIA - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - U.S ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. ... energy analysis, communications, and resource and technology management.

249

Environment - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - U.S ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, ... Financial market analysis and financial data for major energy companies. Environment. ... Ohio: Oklahoma: Oregon: Pennsylvania:

250

Annual Energy Review - Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ... 10.7 Solar Thermal Collector Shipments by Market Sector, End Use, and ...

251

Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) - Energy ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

This Week in Petroleum Weekly Petroleum Status Report Weekly Natural Gas ... Total United States energy consumption in homes has remained relatively ...

252

Evaluation of diurnal thermal energy storage combined with cogeneration systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the results of an evaluation of thermal energy storage (TES) integrated with simple gas turbine cogeneration systems. The TES system captures and stores thermal energy from the gas turbine exhaust for immediate or future generation of process heat. Integrating thermal energy storage with conventional cogeneration equipment increases the initial cost of the combined system; but, by decoupling electric power and process heat production, the system offers the following two significant advantages: (1) Electric power can be generated on demand, irrespective of the process heat load profile, thus increasing the value of the power produced; (2) Although supplementary firing could be used to serve independently varying electric and process heat loads, this approach is inefficient. Integrating TES with cogeneration can serve the two independent loads while firing all fuel in the gas turbine. The study evaluated the cost of power produced by cogeneration and cogeneration/TES systems designed to serve a fixed process steam load. The value of the process steam was set at the levelized cost estimated for the steam from a conventional stand-alone boiler. Power costs for combustion turbine and combined-cycle power plants were also calculated for comparison. The results indicated that peak power production costs for the cogeneration/TES systems were between 25% and 40% lower than peak power costs estimated for a combustion turbine and between 15% and 35% lower than peak power costs estimated for a combined-cycle plant. The ranges reflect differences in the daily power production schedule and process steam pressure/temperature assumptions for the cases evaluated. Further cost reductions may result from optimization of current cogeneration/TES system designs and improvement in TES technology through future research and development.

Somasundaram, S.; Brown, D.R.; Drost, M.K.

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Waste-to-Energy Evaluation: U.S. Virgin Islands  

SciTech Connect

This NREL technical report evaluates the environmental impact and fundamental economics of waste-to-energy (WTE) technology based on available data from commercially operating WTE facilities in the United States. In particular, it considers life-cycle impacts of WTE as compared to landfill disposal and various forms of electrical generation, as well as WTE impacts on source reduction or recycling programs. In addition, it evaluates the economics and potential environmental impact of WTE in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) based on existing USVI waste stream characterization data, recycling challenges unique to the USVI, and the results of cost and environmental modeling of four municipal solid waste (MSW) management options, including landfill, refuse-derived fuel (RDF) production, recycling, and gassification plus RDF.

Davis, J.; Hasse, S.; Warren, A.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

255

Evaluation of Energy Efficiency, Water Requirements and Availability, and CO  

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

05/14/2012 1 05/14/2012 1 Evaluation of Energy Efficiency, Water Requirements and Availability, and CO 2 Emissions Associated With the Production of Oil & Gas From Oil Shale in the Piceance Basin of Western Colorado, Based on Shell's In-Situ Conversion Process (ICP) F. Dexter Sutterfield, Ph.D., INTEK Inc. Peter M. Crawford and Jeffrey Stone, INTEK Inc. James C. Killen, United States Department of Energy I. Summary A detailed description of background information, the purpose of this paper, methodologies and major assumptions, and results are provided below, beginning with Section II. A summary of this information follows: The United States has been endowed with vast oil shale resources in the Green River Formation in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, about three-fourths of which are located on public lands. Green River

256

Analysis of Photovoltaic System Energy Performance Evaluation Method  

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Documentation of the energy yield of a large photovoltaic (PV) system over a substantial period can be useful to measure a performance guarantee, as an assessment of the health of the system, for verification of a performance model to then be applied to a new system, or for a variety of other purposes. Although the measurement of this performance metric might appear to be straight forward, there are a number of subtleties associated with variations in weather and imperfect data collection that complicate the determination and data analysis. A performance assessment is most valuable when it is completed with a very low uncertainty and when the subtleties are systematically addressed, yet currently no standard exists to guide this process. This report summarizes a draft methodology for an Energy Performance Evaluation Method, the philosophy behind the draft method, and the lessons that were learned by implementing the method.

Kurtz, S.; Newmiller, J.; Kimber, A.; Flottemesch, R.; Riley, E.; Dierauf, T.; McKee, J.; Krishnani, P.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

The Energy-Related Inventions Program: Evaluation challenges and solutions  

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This paper describes results of evaluation of the Energy-Related Inventions Program (ERIP), focusing on the methodological challenges faced by the evaluators and solutions implemented. Operated jointly by US DOE and NIST, ERIP is one of the longest running commercialization assistance programs in US. The evaluation suggest that ERIP is a cost-effective federal investment. By the end of 1994, 24% of ERIP technologies had entered the market, producing total cumulative sales of $961 million (1994 dollars). With $124 million in program appropriations 1975-94, ERIP has an 8:1 return. At least 757 job-years were directly supported by ERIP technologies in 1994, and 6, 646 job-years of employment have been created over the past decade. The sales and employment supported by ERIP technologies are associated with $4.4 million in 1994 federal tax returns. Many issues must be addressed to fairly appraise public investments in technology commercialization programs, such as the need to track the program participants for extended periods, complexities in accounting for spinoff technologies, determining the validity of program evaluations, and dealing with performance data that are dominated by a small number of highly successful technologies.

Brown, M.A.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

258

Evaluation of Miscellaneous and Electronic Device Energy Use...  

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loads, energy utilisation intensity, healthcare facilities, hospital energy use, energy consumption. Abstract Miscellaneous and electronic loads (MELs) consume about...

259

Evaluating the Risks of Alternative Energy Policies: A Case Study of Industrial Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Numerous studies have shown the potential for U.S. manufacturing to cut its energy costs by installing more efficient equipment that offers competitive payback periods, but the realization of this potential is hindered by numerous obstacles. This paper evaluates seven federal policy options aimed at revitalizing U.S. manufacturing by improving its energy economics while also achieving environmental and energy reliability goals. Traditionally, policy analysts have examined the cost-effectiveness of energy policies using deterministic assumptions. When risk factors are introduced, they are typically examined using sensitivity analysis to focus on alternative assumptions about budgets, policy design, energy prices, and other such variables. In this paper we also explicitly model the stochastic nature of several key risk factors including future energy prices, damages from climate change, and the cost of criteria pollutants. Using these two approaches, each policy is stress tested to evaluate the likely range of private and social returns on investment. Overall we conclude that the societal cost-effectiveness of policies is generally more sensitive to alternative assumptions about damages from criteria pollutants and climate change compared with energy prices; however, risks also vary across policies

Marilyn A. Brown; Paul Baer; Matt Cox; Yeong Jae Kim; Dr. Marilyn; A. Brown; D. M. Smith Building; Marilyn A. Brown; Paul Baer; Matt Cox; Yeong Jae Kim

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methodology for evaluating energy R&D. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Recent budgetary shortfalls and hightened concern over balancing the federal budget have placed increasing demand on federal agencies to document the cost effectiveness of the programs they manage. In fact, the 1993 Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) requires that by 1997 each executive agency prepare a Strategic Plan that includes measurable performance goals. By the year 2000, the first round of Annual Reports will become due which describes actual program performance. Despite the growing emphasis on measuring performance of government programs, the technology policy literature offers little in terms of models that program managers can implement in order to assess the cost effectiveness of the programs they manage. While GPRA will pose a major challenge to all federal government agencies, that challenge is particularly difficult for research-oriented agencies such as the Department of Energy. Its basic research programs provide benefits that are difficult to quantify since their values are uncertain with respect to timing, but are usually reflected in the value assigned to applied programs. The difficulty with quantifying benefits of applied programs relates to the difficulties of obtaining complete information on industries that have used DOE`s supported technologies in their production processes and data on cost-savings relative to conventional technologies. Therefore, DOE is one of several research-oriented agencies that has a special need for methods by which program offices can evaluate the broad array of applied and basic energy research programs they administer. The general findings of this report are that few new methods are applicable for evaluation of R&D programs. It seems that peer review and bibliometrics are methods of choice for evaluating basic research programs while more quantitative approaches such as ROI, cost-benefits, etc. might be followed in evaluating applied programs.

Carter, C.

1997-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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A new challenge for the energy efficiency evaluation community: energy savings and emissions reductions from urban transportation policies  

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A new challenge for the energy efficiency evaluation community: energy savings and emissions reductions from urban transportation policies Dr. Jean-Sébastien BROC, Pr. Bernard BOURGES, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France Abstract The energy efficiency evaluation community has a large experience about

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Impacts of Mixing on Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Homes  

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Impacts of Mixing on Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Homes Impacts of Mixing on Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Homes Title Impacts of Mixing on Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Homes Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-3048E Year of Publication 2010 Authors Sherman, Max H., and Iain S. Walker Journal HVAC & Research Journal Keywords air distribution, indoor air quality, mechanical ventilation, mixing, other, resave, residential ventilation, ventilation effectiveness Abstract Ventilation reduces occupant exposure to indoor contaminants by diluting or removing them. In a multi-zone environment such as a house, every zone will have different dilution rates and contaminant source strengths. The total ventilation rate is the most important factor in determining occupant exposure to given contaminant sources, but the zone-specific distribution of exhaust and supply air and the mixing of ventilation air can play significant roles. Different types of ventilation systems will provide different amounts of mixing depending on several factors such as air leakage, air distribution system, and contaminant source and occupant locations. Most U.S. and Canadian homes have central heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, which tend to mix the air; thus, the indoor air in different zones tends to be well mixed for significant fractions of the year. This article reports recent results of investigations to determine the impact of air mixing on exposures of residential occupants to prototypical contaminants of concern. We summarize existing literature and extend past analyses to determine the parameters than affect air mixing as well as the impacts of mixing on occupant exposure, and to draw conclusions that are relevant for standards development and for practitioners designing and installing home ventilation systems. The primary conclusion is that mixing will not substantially affect the mean indoor air quality across a broad population of occupants, homes, and ventilation systems, but it can reduce the number of occupants who are exposed to extreme pollutant levels. If the policy objective is to minimize the number of people exposed above a given pollutant threshold, some amount of mixing will be of net benefit even though it does not benefit average exposure. If the policy is to minimize exposure on average, then mixing air in homes is detrimental and should not be encouraged. We also conclude that most homes in the US have adequate mixing already, but that new, high-performance homes may require additional mixing. Also our results suggest that some differentiation should be made in policies and standards for systems that provide continuous exhaust, thereby reducing relative dose for occupants overall

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Evaluating energy and non-energy impacts of energy conservation programs: A supply curve framework of analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Historically, the evaluation of energy conservation programs has focused primarily on energy savings and costs. The recent, increased interest in global environmental problems (e.g., acid rain, ozone depletion, and the greenhouse effect), has made decision makers, as well as program evaluators, sensitive to the environmental impacts of all programs, including energy conservation programs. Economic impacts of programs remain important policy concerns. Many state and local jurisdictions are concerned with the net effects of energy policies on economic growth, jobs, and tax revenues, as well as the impacts of growth and development on local energy issues (e.g., construction of new power plants). Consequently, policy makers need a methodology to compare easily the energy and non-energy impacts of a specific program in a consistent way, for both retrospective analysis and for prospective planning. We present the general concepts of a proposed new approach to multi-attribute analysis, as an extension of the concept of ''supply curves of conserved energy.'' In their simplest form, energy conservation supply curves rank and display the savings from conservation measures in order of their cost-effectiveness. This simple concept is extended to reflect multiple decision criteria and some important linkages between energy and non-energy policy decisions (e.g., a ''supply curve of reduced carbon emissions, ''or a ''supply curve of net local job-creation''). The framework is flexible enough, so that policy makers can weigh and compare each of the impacts to reflect their concerns, and see the results in terms of program rankings. The advantages of this analysis framework are that it is simple to use, flexible, and replicable. 15 refs., 6 figs.

Vine, E.; Harris, J.

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

An Operational Energy Consumption Evaluation Index System for Large Public Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Large public buildings have been the emphasis of energy conservation in China. In this paper, the design and operational energy consumption evaluation indices for large public buildings are generalized, their differences and deficiencies are analyzed, and the evaluation indices of each kind of key equipment and the whole heating and air-conditioning system are put forward from the point of view of usage efficiency of energy. The energy consumption evaluation index system for large public buildings is primarily established. The calculation method of each kind of energy consumption evaluation index is given, which provides the foundation for further studies on energy consumption for large public buildings.

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Basics: Radiant Heating  

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

low heat capacity and have the quickest response time of any heating technology. More Information Visit the Energy Saver website for more information about radiant heating in homes...

266

Mississippi | Department of Energy  

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

improvements in existing single family dwellings. The program offers an in-home energy assessment as well as financing options and rebatesincentives to help homeowners...

267

Evaluation of tools for renewable energy policy analysis: The renewable energy penetration model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Energy Policy Act of 1992 establishes a program to support development of renewable energy technologies including a production incentive to public power utilities. Because there is a wide range of possible policy actions that could be taken to increase electric market share for renewables, modeling tools are needed to help make informed decisions regarding future policy. Previous energy modeling tools did not contain the regional or infrastructure focus necessary to examine renewable technologies. As a result, the Department of Energy Office of Utility Technologies (OUT) supported the development of tools for renewable energy policy analysis. Three models were developed: The Renewable Energy Penetration (REP) model, which is a spreadsheet model for determining first-order estimates of policy effects for each of the ten federal regions; the Ten Federal Region Model (TFRM), which employs utility capacity expansion and dispatching decisions; and the Regional Electric Policy Analysis Model (REPAM) which was constructed to allow detailed insight into interactions between policy and technology within an individual region. In 1993, the OUT supported the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE) to form an expert panel to provide an independent review of the REP model and TFRM. This report contains the panel`s evaluation of the REP model; the TFRM is evaluated in a companion report. The panel did not review the REPAM. The panel met for a second time in January 1994 to discuss model simulations and deliberate regarding evaluation outcomes. This report is largely a result of this second meeting. The remainder of this chapter provides a description of the REP model and summarizes the panel`s findings. Individual chapters examine various aspects of the model: demand and load, capacity expansion, dispatching and production costing, reliability, renewables, storage, transmission, financial and regulatory concerns, and environmental effects.

Engle, J.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Evaluation Framework and Tools for Distributed Energy Resources  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of Customer Adoption of Distributed Energy Resources." LBNL-Strategic Plan for Distributed Energy Resources." U.S.3. Effects of Distributed Energy Resources Deployment

Gumerman, Etan Z.; Bharvirkar, Ranjit R.; LaCommare, Kristina Hamachi; Marnay, Chris

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Consumption & Efficiency - U.S. Energy Information Administration ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

A video about changes in home heating in the United States. Annual Energy Review Consumption Statistics. Released September 27, ...

270

Countries - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Electricity. Sales, revenue and prices, power plants, fuel use, stocks, generation, trade, demand & emissions. Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes ...

271

U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. ... Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas: Kentucky Louisiana Maine ...

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Countries - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Electricity. Sales, revenue and prices, ... fuel use, stocks, generation, trade, demand & emissions. Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial ...

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Countries - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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... stocks, generation, trade, demand & emissions. Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings ... USA.gov FedStats. ...

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Glossary - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. ... and subsequent condensing of the fractions by cooling. ...

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Countries - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. Reserves, production, prices, employ- ment and ...

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Countries - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Electricity. Sales, revenue and prices, power plants, fuel use, stocks, ... Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and ...

277

Modeling and Analysis Papers - Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Evaluation > Table 1 Evaluation > Table 1 Table 1. Comparison of Absolute Percent Errors for AEO Forecast Evaluation, 1996 to 2002 Average Absolute Percent Error Variable AEO82 to AEO97 AEO82 to AEO98 AEO82 to AEO99 AEO82 to AEO2000 AEO82 to AEO2001 AEO82 to AEO2002 Consumption Total Energy Consumption 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.9 Total Petroleum Consumption 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.9 3.0 2.9 Total Natural Gas Consumption 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.5 Total Coal Consumption 2.7 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.5 3.6 Total Electricity Sales 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 2.4 2.5 Production Crude Oil Production 4.2 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 Natural Gas Production 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.4 Coal Production 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.7 3.6 Imports and Exports Net Petroleum Imports 10.1 9.5 8.8 8.4 7.9 7.4 Net Natural Gas Imports 17.4 16.7 16.0 15.9 15.8 15.8 Net Coal Exports

278

Experiments to Evaluate and Implement Passive Tracer Gas Methods...  

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Experiments to Evaluate and Implement Passive Tracer Gas Methods to Measure Ventilation Rates in Homes Title Experiments to Evaluate and Implement Passive Tracer Gas Methods to...

279

Extend EnergyPlus to Support Evaluation, Design, and Operation of Low Energy Buildings  

SciTech Connect

During FY10-11, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in collaboration with the EnergyPlus development team implemented the following high priority enhancements to support the simulation of high performance buildings: (1) Improve Autosizing of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Components; (2) Life-Cycle Costing to Evaluate Energy Efficiency Upgrades; (3) Develop New Model to Capture Transformer Losses; (4) Enhance the Model for Electric Battery Storage; and (5) Develop New Model for Chiller-Tower Optimization. This report summarizes the technical background, new feature development and implementation details, and testing and validation process for these enhancements. The autosizing, life-cycle costing and transformer model enhancements/developments were included in EnergyPlus release Version 6.0, and the electric battery model development will be included in Version 7.0. The model development of chiller-tower optimization will be included in a later version (after Version 7.0).

Cho, Heejin; Wang, Weimin; Makhmalbaf, Atefe; Yun, Kyung Tae; Glazer, Jason; Scheier, Larry; Srivastava, Viraj; Gowri, Krishnan

2011-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient Evaluation of Binding Free Energy Using Continuum Electrostatics Danzhi Huang and Amedeo Caflisch*  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Efficient Evaluation of Binding Free Energy Using Continuum Electrostatics Solvation Danzhi Huang of the absolute free energy of binding. A predictive accuracy of about 1.0 kcal/mol is obtained for 13 and 29 into proteins of known structure require fast and accurate methods for the evaluation of binding free energies.1

Caflisch, Amedeo

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Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) - Energy Information...  

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

Heating and cooling no longer majority of U.S. home energy use Pie chart of energy consumption in homes by end uses Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Residential...

282

Energy-efficient buildings program evaluations. Volume 1: Findings and recommendations  

SciTech Connect

This study was conducted for the US Department of Energy (DOE) by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). DOE operates the Building Standards and Guidelines Program (BSGP) to increase the effectiveness of building energy codes, standards, and guidelines. The main purpose of this report is to lay the groundwork for conducting an overall evaluation of the program and its effectiveness. Another purpose of this report is to summarize an extensive set of relevant evaluations and provide a building efficiency and program evaluation information resource for program designers, managers, and evaluators. This study presents information from 119 evaluations that have been conducted of both utility and code programs related to energy efficiency in new residential and commercial buildings. The authors used the information in these evaluations to identify major themes and lessons learned from utility and code programs. They also used the information to gain insights into appropriate evaluation methodologies and establish guidelines for designing future evaluations and an evaluation of the BSGP. The report presents general lessons about evaluating programs that have implications for future evaluations included the following. The evaluations provided the basis for developing an effective evaluation approach for residential building energy-efficiency codes and other energy-efficiency programs and other insights for conducting commercial building program evaluations. The findings for conducting effective evaluations are categorized by steps in the evaluation process.

Lee, A.D.; Mayi, D.; Edgemon, S.D.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Open Government Plan Self Evaluation | Department of Energy  

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

Self Evaluation Open Government Plan Self Evaluation Open Government Plan Self Evaluation More Documents & Publications PIA - OpenGov UserVoice System FINALDOEOGPVer1-2b07July20...

284

Asia is the world's largest petroleum consumer - Today in Energy ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, ... and projections integrated across all energy sources. Highlights ... What is the role of coal in the United States? Energy Kids.

285

Countries - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, ... and projections integrated across all energy sources. Highlights ... What is the role of coal in the United States? Energy Kids.

286

About EIA - Budget - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ... National Energy Modeling System so that ... recommendations for EIA's end-use energy consumption data program.

287

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

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

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2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

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

SciTech Connect

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

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Efficiency evaluation of oxygen enrichment in energy conversion processes  

SciTech Connect

The extent to which energy conversion efficiencies can be increased by using oxygen or oxygen-enriched air for combustion was studied. Combustion of most fuels with oxygen instead of air was found to have five advantages: increases combustion temperature and efficiency, improves heat transfer at high temperatures, reduces nitrous oxide emissions, permits a high ration of exhaust gas recirculation and allows combustion of certain materials not combustible in air. The same advantages, although to a lesser degree, are apparent with oxygen-enriched air. The cost-effectiveness of the process must necessarily be improved by about 10% when using oxygen instead of air before such use could become justifiable on purely economic terms. Although such a modest increase appears to be attainable in real situations, this study ascertained that it is not possible to generally assess the economic gains. Rather, each case requires its own evaluation. For certain processes industry has already proven that the use of oxygen leads to more efficient plant operation. Several ideas for essentially new applications are described. Specifically, when oxygen is used with exhaust gas recirculation in external or internal combustion engines. It appears also that the advantages of pulse combustion can be amplified further if oxygen is used. When burning wet fuels with oxygen, direct steam generation becomes possible. Oxygen combustion could also improve processes for in situ gasification of coals, oil shales, peats, and other wet fuels. Enhanced oil recovery by fire flooding methods might also become more effective if oxygen is used. The cold energy contained in liquid oxygen can be substantially recovered in the low end of certain thermodynamic cycles. Further efforts to develop certain schemes for using oxygen for combustion appear to be justified from both the technical and economic viewpoints.

Bomelburg, H.J.

1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Audit Evaluation Report: IG-0830 | Department of Energy  

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

IG-0830 October 29, 2009 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2009 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is...

291

Energy Information Administration (EIA)- Commercial Buildings ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. ... we will request energy use and cost data ... social workers , interior ...

292

Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) - Analysis ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ... The RECS gathers information through personal interviews with a nationwide sample of homes and energy suppliers.

293

Consumption & Efficiency - U.S. Energy Information ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

A video about changes in home heating in the United States. Annual Energy Review Consumption Statistics. Released September 27, 2012. A report of annual energy ...

294

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ... State Energy Data System ... the Panama Canal Authority began an expansion program to be completed by the end of 2014.

295

Residential Energy Consumption Survey data show decreased ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Total U.S. energy consumption in homes has remained relatively stable for many years as increased energy efficiency has offset the increase in the ...

296

Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) - Analysis ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

RECS data show decreased energy consumption per household. RECS 2009 Release date: June 6, 2012. Total United States energy consumption in homes has remained ...

297

Residential energy demand modeling and the NIECS data base : an evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The purpose of this report is to evaluate the 1978-79 National Interim Energy Consumption Survey (NIECS) data base in terms of its usefulness for estimating residential energy demand models based on household appliance ...

Cowing, Thomas G.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Energy Policy 35 (2007) 43914401 Evaluating the potential of small-scale renewable energy options to meet  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the existence of a sizeable market potential for stand-alone renewable energy systems in Western ChinaEnergy Policy 35 (2007) 4391­4401 Evaluating the potential of small-scale renewable energy options to meet rural livelihoods needs: A GIS- and lifecycle cost-based assessment of Western China's options

Delaware, University of

299

Evaluation Framework and Tools for Distributed Energy Resources  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Glossary Executive Summary Introduction Total Societal Impact Framework i iii v vii Effects of Distributed Energy

Gumerman, Etan Z.; Bharvirkar, Ranjit R.; LaCommare, Kristina Hamachi; Marnay, Chris

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

ORNL/CON-492 AN EVALUATION OF STATE ENERGY PROGRAM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

available free via the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Information Bridge. Web site http-BATTELLE for the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY under contract DE-AC05-00OR22725 #12;#12;iii CONTENTS Page LIST OF FIGURES for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to quantify the nationwide energy and cost savings and emissions

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Evaluating Interventions in the U.S. Electricity System: Assessments of Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy,  

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of Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Small-Scale Cogeneration from electricity generation. Renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy, where performance is measured relative to three objectives: energy production

302

Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, ... (click on animation above to assess ... Plans to add new nuclear capacity in North America and Europe are relatively small in comparison ...

303

Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. ... (CAPP) is the nation's benchmark price for eastern coal. July 26, 2012

304

Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. ... (CAPP) is the nation's benchmark price for eastern coal. May 31, 2011

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Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (MECS) - U.S. Energy ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Sales, revenue and prices, power plants, fuel use, stocks, generation, trade, demand & emissions. Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ...

306

Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings ... Summer residential bill amount measured in nominal dollars for the 3-month period June-August of each year.

307

Maine - State Energy Profile Overview - U.S. Energy Information ...  

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Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ... New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota: Ohio Oklahoma Oregon

308

Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. ... so the RTO runs an optimization every five minutes to handle needed adjustments.

309

Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. ... Sanctions reduced Iran's oil exports and revenues in 2012 . April 19, 2013

310

Evaluating Mesoscale NWP Models Using Kinetic Energy Spectra  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Kinetic energy spectra derived from observations in the free atmosphere possess a wavenumber dependence of k?3 for large scales, characteristic of 2D turbulence, and transition to a k?5/3 dependence in the mesoscale. Kinetic energy spectra ...

William C. Skamarock

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Evaluation of renewable energy development in power generation in Finland  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Renewable energy resources have historically played an important role for heat/electricity generation in Finland. Although diffusion costs of renewable energy utilization are higher than fossil fuels and nuclear power plants

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Synapsense Corporation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

provides software applications for wireless sensor networks that enable optimal efficient energy usage in homes and businesses. References Synapsense Corporation1 LinkedIn...

313

Price Comparison - Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Sales, revenue and prices, power plants, fuel use, stocks, generation, trade, demand & emissions. Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ...

314

Seattle's system for evaluating energy options  

SciTech Connect

In 1975, the City Council developed a blueprint called Energy 1990 for meeting Seattle's future electric energy needs. Priorities for addressing or offsetting expected growth in demand are in order: (1) conservation (2) hydroelectricity (3) other renewable sources such as wind, biomass, solar, and geothermal energy (4) abundant nonrenewable resources such as coal, and (5) other renewables. An energy resources planning group was formed and a data base was established. Resource options were investigated and the recommendations were published.

Logie, P.; Macdonald, M.J.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Evaluation of the photochemical production of hydrogen from solar energy  

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The potential for utilizing solar energy through photochemical storage were investigated. Both water and nitrosyl chloride systems are examined. A comprehensive review of the literature led to the conclusion that many major questions must be answered before photochemical energy storage becomes a viable alternate means of exploiting solar energy.

Heppert, J. A.

1977-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

316

Geothermal Well Testing and Evaluation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Geothermal Well Testing and Evaluation Geothermal Well Testing and Evaluation Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Geothermal Well Testing and Evaluation Author Jon Ragnarsson Published Iceland Geosurvey, 2013 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http://crossref.org Online Internet link for Geothermal Well Testing and Evaluation Citation Jon Ragnarsson. Geothermal Well Testing and Evaluation [Internet]. 2013. Iceland Geosurvey. [cited 2013/10/18]. Available from: http://www.geothermal.is/geothermal-well-testing-and-evaluation Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Geothermal_Well_Testing_and_Evaluation&oldid=688939" Categories: References Geothermal References Uncited References What links here Related changes Special pages

317

Contact Us - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - U.S ...  

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Electricity. Sales, revenue and prices, power plants, fuel use, stocks, generation, trade, demand & emissions. Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes ...

318

Today in Energy - EIA projects U.S. non-hydro renewable power ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. ... Alternative Fuels. Includes hydropower, solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and ethanol.

319

Federal Energy Management Program: Measure and Evaluate Institutional  

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Measure and Evaluate Institutional Change for Sustainability Measure and Evaluate Institutional Change for Sustainability Graphic showing 5 gears. They progress from Determine Goal to Identify Context-Rules, Roles and Tools to Develop Action Plan to Implement Plan to Measure and Evaluate. Institutional Change Continuous Improvement Cycle The measure and evaluation step is crucial to ensure that institutional change efforts produce successful results in meeting sustainability goals. To measure success, an evaluation is needed. An effective evaluation: Provides a framework and information to support strategic planning efforts Confirms that actions being taken are proving effective or are in need of adjustment Identifies opportunities for new or increased improvement Helps justify actions to others for validation, increased support, and future resources.

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FTCP Training Course Evaluation User's Guide | Department of Energy  

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

FTCP Training Course Evaluation User's Guide FTCP Training Course Evaluation User's Guide FTCP Training Course Evaluation User's Guide As an FAQS sponsor, please have your subject matter experts evaluate the ability of the courses in the attached file to provide the information and level of knowledge identified in the FAQS competency statements. This guide is provided to help complete that evaluation. Courses identified as acceptable through this process will be placed in the FTCP-recommended FAQS training curriculum database. TQP participants throughout DOE will be able to access this database to locate courses that meet competency statements in their FAQS. FTCP Training Course Evaluation User's Guide More Documents & Publications FTCP-12-001, Use of "Expert Level" in Qualification Path Forward

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An AHP approach for evaluating geothermal district energy systems[Analytical Hierarchy Process  

SciTech Connect

In the rating and design of the geothermal district energy (DE) systems the technology, cost, benefits, and environmental effects of the alternatives need to be carefully compared. This study deals with the evaluation of several alternatives of district energy systems for the city of Denizli. These alternatives vary from the existing geothermal plant to the hybrid cycle, totally integrated geothermal energy system. In the comparative evaluation of the alternative projects, Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) was utilized.

Eltez, A.; Kilkis, I.B.; Eltez, M.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Impact evaluation of energy conservation measures installed at a new industrial facility  

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This paper presents the pros and cons of several energy, savings estimating methods considered as part of a recent impact evaluation of energy conservation measures installed at a lumber mill in the Pacific Northwest. The energy conservation measures (adjustable speed drives, programmable logic controllers, and high efficiency motors) were installed when the mill was initially constructed rather than being installed as a retrofit. Therefore, direct measurement of baseline energy consumption was impossible. As described in this paper, several reasonable methods can be formulated for estimating the energy savings when a physical baseline does not exist. The alternative methods will often result in radically different energy savings estimates, which may translate into significantly different conclusions regarding the efficacy of the energy conservation measures and/or the energy conservation program being evaluated. Therefore, it is critical to understand and carefully consider the options for estimating energy savings when a physical baseline does not exist.

Brown, D.R.; Spanner, G.E. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Riewer, S. [USDOE Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (United States)

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Analytic Framework for Evaluation of State Energy Efficiency...  

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options for meeting the objectives of policymakers. The project is called the State Clean Energy Policy Analysis (SCEPA) Project. It is of critical importance to the project that...

324

Step 6: Document results and evaluate progress | ENERGY STAR  

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savings, allowing you to quickly and clearly provide customers with a progress update or statistics summary Compare customers' energy performance to their peers and competitors...

325

Energy Department Launches National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation...  

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Moniz Dedicates Clean Energy Research Center, New Supercomputer A hydrogen-powered Toyota Prius pulls up to Humboldt State University's student designed hydrogen fueling...

326

Evaluation Framework and Tools for Distributed Energy Resources  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

data, and fuel prices. Baseload electric, cogeneration, anddata, and fuel prices. Baseload electric, cogeneration, andand the effect on the baseload fuels. X X Energy Information

Gumerman, Etan Z.; Bharvirkar, Ranjit R.; LaCommare, Kristina Hamachi; Marnay, Chris

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

NREL Develops Method to Evaluate Accuracy of Home Energy Scoring...  

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existing homes, NREL researchers boost the accuracy of the new software tool. Analysts, home energy rating providers, and home performance contractors commonly use analysis...

328

Evaluate hotel energy performance using data envelopment analysis.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

???There are many factors affecting the hotel energy consumption, such as hotel classifications, floor area, numbers of guest rooms, nos. of room guests, mix of (more)

Wan, Chun-wah.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Evaluating Energy Policy: Quantifying Air Pollution and Health Co-Benefits Tammy M Thompson  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Evaluating Energy Policy: Quantifying Air Pollution and Health Co-Benefits Tammy M Thompson Noelle profound impacts on the other. Therefore, it is important to consider both U.S. Regional Energy Policy Energy Policy Scenarios Criteria Pollution Impacts on Air Quality one realm can have profound impacts

330

Evaluation of Hydration Free Energy by Level-Set Variational Implicit-Solvent Model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Evaluation of Hydration Free Energy by Level-Set Variational Implicit-Solvent Model with Coulomb free energy but also the polar and nonpolar contributions individually. The correlation between VISM-CFA and experiments is R2 = 0.763 for total hydration free energy, with a root mean square deviation (RMSD) of 1

Li, Bo

331

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Request for Proposals for Evaluation of the Regional Technical Forum  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Request for Proposals for Evaluation of the Regional Technical Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) will issue a time-and-materials contract, not to exceed $75,000. NEEA governments, public interest groups and energy efficiency industry representatives that operate in the states

332

Wind resource evaluation at the Caltech Field Laboratory for Optimized Wind Energy (FLOWE)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Wind resource evaluation at the Caltech Field Laboratory for Optimized Wind Energy (FLOWE) Quinn;Caltech Field Laboratory for Optimized Wind Energy (reduced visual signature) #12;Field Study Results 6 continuous hours existing wind farms Planform Kinetic Energy Flux = U (W m-2) mean power above cut

333

Engineering and Economic Evaluation of Renewable Energy Technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report updates the performance and cost tables from the 2006 EPRI Renewable Energy Technical Assessment GuideTAG-RE (EPRI report 1012722) for the seven highest priority renewable energy technologies. The report initiates a new series of reports that will supplement the on-going TAG-RE program by focusing on selected technologies.

2007-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

334

Evaluate Scintillation Response Over a Continuous Energy Region  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A recently developed fast analysis technique utilizing a time of flight (TOF) telescope is demonstrated to obtain relevant quantitative data on material scintillation response to energetic He particles. With superior energy resolution and fast response of the TOF telescope, energy of individual particle before impinging on a scintillating crystal can be determined with a high counting rate, which allows quantitative study of material performance over a continuous energy range in a relatively short time. Scintillation performances in terms of light output, nonlinearity and energy resolution in bismuth germinate (BGO) and europium-doped calcium fluoride (CaF2:Eu) Crystals are demonstrated, and the corresponding energy resolution is compared with gamma-ray tests on the same crystals.

Zhang, Yanwen; Elfman, Mikael; Milbrath, Brian D.; Weber, William J.

2008-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

335

Evaluation at the medium energy region for Pb-208 and Bi-209  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Medium energy nuclear data in the 1--1000 MeV range is necessary to accelerator applications which include spallation neutron sources for radioactive waste treatment and accelerator shielding design, medical applications which include isotopes production and radiation therapy, and space applications. For the design of fission and fusion reactors, the nuclear data file for neutrons below 20 MeV is available and well evaluated. Evaluated nuclear data for protons and data in the medium energy region, however, have not been prepared completely. Evaluation in the medium energy region was performed using the theoretical calculation code ALICE-P or experimental data. In this paper, the evaluation of neutron and proton induced nuclear data for Pb-208 and Bi-209 has been performed using ALICE-P, empirical calculations and new systematics for the fission cross section. The evaluated data are compiled for possible inclusion in the ENDF/B-VI High Energy File. 204 refs., 51 figs., 9 tabs.

Fukahori, Tokio; Pearlstein, S.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Capitalization of energy efficient features into home values in the Austin, Texas real estate market.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Volatile and rising energy prices have made consumers aware of their opportunity costs for energy. Information on the cost-savings of energy efficient features in homes (more)

Amado, Antonio R

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

PROJECTS FROM FEDERAL REGION IX DOE APPROPRIATE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY PILOT PROGRAM - PART I  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to the western Pacific alternative energy development. Thisgrant to provide an alternative energy educational program,and promoting alternative energy technologies in homes and

Case, C.W.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

U.S. States - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - U.S ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ... Total Energy Consumption: Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Energy Consumption per Real Dollar of GDP: State: Trillion Btu:

339

A Legacy of Energy Evaluation: A Conversation with Ed Vine  

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or invest in energy efficiency technology; and the administration and analysis of household surveys. Q: I know a recent focus of your work has been on climate change. Tell us...

340

Evaluation of Lead-Carbon Devices DOE Energy Storage Program...  

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

Lead-Carbon Devices DOE Energy Storage Program Contract 407411 Benjamin J Craft Specialty Chemicals Division MeadWestvaco Corporation 843-746-8312 bjc11@meadwestvaco.com November...

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Electric rate structures for thermal energy storage evaluation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Future electric rate structures are critical to thermal energy storage (TES) technologies that are specifically designed to take advantage of electric energy costs that vary depending on the magnitude, duration, and timing of power demand (e.g., cool storage). In fact, rate structure characteristics may affect the TES system design and operating approach as well as economic feasibility. The objective of this study, conducted by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory for the US Department of Energy, was to define reference electric utility rate structures to be used in technical assessments of TES technologies. Electric rate structures were characterized for residential, commercial and industrial sectors. A range of conditions for several alternative rate structures was identified for each sector to capture the variability of likely conditions. Individual rate structure characteristics include demand charges and energy charges applicable during different months of the year, days of the week, and hours of the day. 7 refs., 21 tabs.

Brown, D R; Garrett, S M; Sedgewick, J M

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Evaluation of the Turbulent Kinetic Energy Dissipation Rate Inside ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Inferring the vertical variation of the mean turbulent kinetic energy ..... the times at which a threshold-crossings occurs are defined by the indicator function .... of noise infection and noise intensity, introducing a threshold Tc significantly...

343

Evaluating Policies to Increase Electricity Generation from Renewable Energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Building on a review of experience in the United States and the European Union, this article advances four main propositions concerning policies aimed at increasing electricity generation from renewable energy. First, who ...

Schmalensee, Richard

344

Status Update for the Evaluation of Electromagnetic Nondestructive Evaluation System for Detecting and Quantifying Graphitization in High-Energy Piping  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The project team performed several studies to evaluate the balanced field electromagnetic technique (BFET) for detection, and possibly classification, of graphitization in carbon-molybdenum tubing and piping. Samples of boiler tubes and high-energy pipes suspected to contain graphitization were procured from five power plants in the United ...

2013-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

345

Preliminary evaluation of wind energy potential: Cook Inlet area, Alaska  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes work on a project performed under contract to the Alaska Power Administration (APA). The objective of this research was to make a preliminary assessment of the wind energy potential for interconnection with the Cook Inlet area electric power transmission and distribution systems, to identify the most likely candidate regions (25 to 100 square miles each) for energy potential, and to recommend a monitoring program sufficient to quantify the potential.

Hiester, T.R.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Distributed Energy Storage Systems Testing and Evaluation 2010 Interim Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distributed Energy Storage Systems (DESS) are fully integrated AC storage devices which can be located within the distribution system, at substation locations, off distribution feeders, near end-of-line pad mounted transformers, or on customer side of the meter locations. Many new and emerging storage systems are being developed for grid support, outage mitigation, power quality and peak load energy management. However there is limited operational data on performance, grid comparability, durability, reli...

2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

347

CenterPoint Energy- Residential and Small Commercial Efficiency Program  

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

CenterPoint Energy's (CNP) Residential and Small Commercial Standard Offer Program (SOP) provides incentives to encourage contractors to install energy efficiency measures in homes and small...

348

United States - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy Information Administration ... Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ... consumption data are no longer collected and are assumed to be ze ...

349

Angola - Analysis - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ... and because it is a zero-flare ... Provided to EIA by Cobalt International Energy Download hi-res PDF. ...

350

Careers - Jobs - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ... State Energy Data System ... Duties and responsibilities will vary according to internal program office assignment ...

351

A method for evaluating transport energy consumption in suburban areas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Urban sprawl is a major issue for sustainable development. It represents a significant contribution to energy consumption of a territory especially due to transportation requirements. However, transport energy consumption is rarely taken into account when the sustainability of suburban structures is studied. In this context, the paper presents a method to estimate transport energy consumption in residential suburban areas. The study aimed, on this basis, at highlighting the most efficient strategies needed to promote awareness and to give practical hints on how to reduce transport energy consumption linked to urban sprawl in existing and future suburban neighborhoods. The method uses data collected by using empirical surveys and GIS. An application of this method is presented concerning the comparison of four suburban districts located in Belgium to demonstrate the advantages of the approach. The influence of several parameters, such as distance to work places and services, use of public transport and performance of the vehicles, are then discussed to allow a range of different development situations to be explored. The results of the case studies highlight that traveled distances, and thus a good mix between activities at the living area scale, are of primordial importance for the energy performance, whereas means of transport used is only of little impact. Improving the performance of the vehicles and favoring home-work give also significant energy savings. The method can be used when planning new areas or retrofitting existing ones, as well as promoting more sustainable lifestyles regarding transport habits. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The method allows to assess transport energy consumption in suburban areas and highlight the best strategies to reduce it. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Home-to-work travels represent the most important part of calculated transport energy consumption. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Energy savings can be achieved by reducing distances to travel through a good mix between activities at the local scale. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Means of transport used in only of little impact in the studied suburban neighborhoods. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Improving the performance of the vehicles and favoring home-work can significant energy savings.

Marique, Anne-Francoise, E-mail: afmarique@ulg.ac.be; Reiter, Sigrid, E-mail: Sigrid.Reiter@ulg.ac.be

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

352

Impacts of Mixing on Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Homes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Sherman, Ph.D. Fellow ASHRAE Iain S. Walker, Ph.D. P.E. Member ASHRAE Energy Performance of Buildings

353

Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations | Department of Energy  

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

Safety and Emergency Management Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, within the Office of Enforcement and Oversight, is responsible for conducting independent reviews of DOE sites, facilities, organizations, and operations in the areas of safety and emergency management, with particular emphasis on the unique hazards associated with nuclear operations. The goal is to provide objective and accurate information to DOE managers and other stakeholders about safety and emergency management policies and performance to identify areas where improvements are needed. We strive to provide balanced reports that identify areas of effective performance as well as weaknesses. We also strive to efficiently analyze complex activities and operations with an eye

354

Energy Use per Worker-Hour: Evaluating the Contribution of Labor to Manufacturing Energy Use  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to primary energy supply for industry is representative ofenergy supply, which includes all primary energy except that supplied to industry,energy supply for the country. Countries with industries

Zhang, Teresa; Dornfeld, David

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

An Inside Look at a U.S. Department of Energy Impact Evaluation Framework for Deployment Programs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Impact Evaluation Framework for Deployment Programs Edward Vine, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Gretchen Jordan,Energy Impact Evaluation Framework for Deployment Programs Edward Vine, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Gretchen Jordan,

Vine, Edward; Jordan, Gretchen; Reed, John H.; Dowd, Jeff

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review: Evaluation of 2011 and Prior Reference Case Projections  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Annual Energy Outlook Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review: Evaluation of 2011 and Prior Reference Case Projections March 2012 Independent Statistics & Analysis www.eia.gov U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 U.S. Energy Information Administration | AEO Retrospective Review: Evaluation of 2011 and Prior Reference Case Projections i This report was prepared by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. By law, EIA's data, analyses, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the United States Government. The views in this report therefore should not be construed as representing those of the Department of Energy or

357

Energy Planning in Selected European Regions - Methods for Evaluating the Potential of Renewable Energy Sources.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Given their potentially positive impact on climate protection and the preservation of fossil resources, alternative energy sources have become increasingly important for the energy supply (more)

Sliz-Szkliniarz, Beata

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Evaluating energy dissipation during expansion in a refrigeration cycle using flue pipe acoustic resonators  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This research evaluates the feasibility of using a flue pipe acoustic resonator to dissipate energy from a refrigerant stream in order to achieve greater cooling power from a cryorefrigeration cycle. Two models of the ...

Luckyanova, Maria N. (Maria Nickolayevna)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Evaluation of Urban Surface Energy Fluxes Using an Open-Air Scale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The thermal behavior of an urban surface is crucial to understand, but it is difficult to predict using conventional measurement or modeling approaches. In this study, an integrated method is proposed for evaluating urban energy exchanges with an ...

D. Pearlmutter; P. Berliner; E. Shaviv

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Poleward Atmospheric Energy Transports and Their Variability as Evaluated from ECMWF Reanalysis Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The vertically integrated global energy budget is evaluated with a direct and an indirect method (both corrected for mass inconsistencies of the forecast model), mainly using the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Re-...

Michael Mayer; Leopold Haimberger

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Wide-Area Energy Storage and Management System Battery Storage Evaluation  

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This report presents the modeling approach, methodologies, and results of the sodium sulfur (NaS) battery evaluation study, which was conducted by Battelle for the California Energy Commission (CEC).

Lu, Ning; Weimar, Mark R.; Makarov, Yuri V.; Ma, Jian; Viswanathan, Vilayanur V.

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

R-energy for evaluating robustness of dynamic networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The robustness of a network is determined by how well its vertices are connected to one another so as to keep the network strong and sustainable. As the network evolves, its robustness changes and may reveal events as well as periodic trend patterns ... Keywords: R-energy, network robustness, normalized Laplacian matrix

Ming Gao; Ee-Peng Lim; David Lo

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Energy-aware User Interfaces: An Evaluation of User Acceptance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

device is often constrained by the battery life, particularly with recent usage patterns where the device components that contribute to the consumption of electrical energy, the display subsystem (the electronics on aggressively turning off the entire display when it is not being used or resort to designing systems with lower

Ranganathan, Parthasarathy

364

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

SciTech Connect

NREL researchers discover ways to increase accuracy in building energy simulations tools to improve predictions of potential energy savings in homes. Uninsulated walls are typical in older U.S. homes where the wall cavities were not insulated during construction or where the insulating material has settled. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are investigating ways to more accurately calculate heat transfer through building enclosures to verify the benefit of energy efficiency upgrades that reduce energy use in older homes. In this study, scientists used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis to calculate the energy loss/gain through building walls and visualize different heat transfer regimes within the uninsulated cavities. The effects of ambient outdoor temperature, the radiative properties of building materials, insulation levels, and the temperature dependence of conduction through framing members were considered. The research showed that the temperature dependence of conduction through framing members dominated the differences between this study and previous results - an effect not accounted for in existing building energy simulation tools. The study provides correlations for the resistance of the uninsulated assemblies that can be implemented into building simulation tools to increase the accuracy of energy use estimates in older homes, which are currently over-predicted.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Energy efficiency assessment methods and tools evaluation. Bolling Air Force Base. Revision 1  

SciTech Connect

The goal of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) is to facilitate energy-efficiency improvements at federal facilities. This is accomplished by a balanced program of technology development, facility assessment, and use of cost-sharing procurement mechanisms. Technology development focuses upon the tools, software, and procedures used to identify and evaluate energy-efficiency technologies and improvements. For facility assessment, FEMP provides metering equipment and trained analysts to federal agencies exhibiting a commitment to improve energy use efficiency. To assist in procurement of energy-efficiency measures, FEMP helps federal agencies devise and implement performance contracting and utility demand-side management strategies. Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) supports the FEMP mission of energy systems modernization. Under this charter, the Laboratory and its contractors work with federal facility energy managers to assess and implement energy-efficiency improvements at federal facilities nationwide.

McMordie, K.L.; Richman, E.E.; Keller, J.M.; Dixon, D.R.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Evaluation Framework and Analyses for Thermal Energy Storage Integrated with Packaged Air Conditioning  

SciTech Connect

Few third-party guidance documents or tools are available for evaluating thermal energy storage (TES) integrated with packaged air conditioning (AC), as this type of TES is relatively new compared to TES integrated with chillers or hot water systems. To address this gap, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory conducted a project to improve the ability of potential technology adopters to evaluate TES technologies. Major project outcomes included: development of an evaluation framework to describe key metrics, methodologies, and issues to consider when assessing the performance of TES systems integrated with packaged AC; application of multiple concepts from the evaluation framework to analyze performance data from four demonstration sites; and production of a new simulation capability that enables modeling of TES integrated with packaged AC in EnergyPlus. This report includes the evaluation framework and analysis results from the project.

Kung, F.; Deru, M.; Bonnema, E.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Drinking Water as a Source of Indoor Air Pollution: In-Home Formation...  

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Drinking Water as a Source of Indoor Air Pollution: In-Home Formation & Cross-Media Transfer Speaker(s): David Olson Date: April 19, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host...

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In-home demonstration of the reduction of woodstove emissions from the use of densified logs  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

There is a need to reduce emissions from conventional wood stoves in the short-term while stove replacement takes place over the longer term. One possible is to use fuels that would burn cleaner than cordwood. Densified fuels have been commercially available for years and offer such a possibility. The objective of this project was to evaluate the emissions and efficiency performance of two commercially available densified log types in homes and compare their performance with cordwood. Researchers measured particulate matter (PM), carbon monoxide (CO), and volatile organic matter (VOC) emissions. Both total VOC and methane values are presented. Each home used an Automated Woodstove Emissions Sampler system, developed for the EPA and Bonneville Power Administration, in a series of four week-long tests for each stove. The sequence of tests in each stove was cordwood, Pres-to-Logs, Eco-Logs, and a second, confirming test using Pres-to-Logs. Results show an average reduction of 52% in PM grams per hour emissions overall for the nine stoves using Pres-to-Logs. All nine stoves displayed a reduction in PM emissions. CO emissions were more modestly reduced by 27%, and VOCs were reduced 39%. The emissions reduction percentage was similar for both types of stoves.

Barnett, S.G.; Bighouse, R.D.

1992-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

369

In-Home Demonstration of the Reduction of Woodstove Emissions from the Use of Densified Logs.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

There is a need to reduce emissions from conventional wood stoves in the short-term while stove replacement takes place over the longer term. One possible is to use fuels that would burn cleaner than cordwood. Densified fuels have been commercially available for years and offer such a possibility. The objective of this project was to evaluate the emissions and efficiency performance of two commercially available densified log types in homes and compare their performance with cordwood. Researchers measured particulate matter (PM), carbon monoxide (CO), and volatile organic matter (VOC) emissions. Both total VOC and methane values are presented. Each home used an Automated Woodstove Emissions Sampler system, developed for the EPA and Bonneville Power Administration, in a series of four week-long tests for each stove. The sequence of tests in each stove was cordwood, Pres-to-Logs, Eco-Logs, and a second, confirming test using Pres-to-Logs. Results show an average reduction of 52% in PM grams per hour emissions overall for the nine stoves using Pres-to-Logs. All nine stoves displayed a reduction in PM emissions. CO emissions were more modestly reduced by 27%, and VOCs were reduced 39%. The emissions reduction percentage was similar for both types of stoves.

Barnett, Stockton G.; Bidhouse, Roger D.

1992-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

370

Evaluation Framework and Tools for Distributed Energy Resources  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Energy Information Administration's (EIA) 2002 Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) forecast anticipates the need for 375 MW of new generating capacity (or about one new power plant) per week for the next 20 years, most of which is forecast to be fueled by natural gas. The Distributed Energy and Electric Reliability Program (DEER) of the Department of Energy (DOE), has set a national goal for DER to capture 20 percent of new electric generation capacity additions by 2020 (Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 2000). Cumulatively, this amounts to about 40 GW of DER capacity additions from 2000-2020. Figure ES-1 below compares the EIA forecast and DEER's assumed goal for new DER by 2020 while applying the same definition of DER to both. This figure illustrates that the EIA forecast is consistent with the overall DEER DER goal. For the purposes of this study, Berkeley Lab needed a target level of small-scale DER penetration upon which to hinge consideration of benefits and costs. Because the AEO2002 forecasted only 3.1 GW of cumulative additions from small-scale DER in the residential and commercial sectors, another approach was needed to estimate the small-scale DER target. The focus here is on small-scale DER technologies under 500 kW. The technology size limit is somewhat arbitrary, but the key results of interest are marginal additional costs and benefits around an assumed level of penetration that existing programs might achieve. Berkeley Lab assumes that small-scale DER has the same growth potential as large scale DER in AEO2002, about 38 GW. This assumption makes the small-scale goal equivalent to 380,000 DER units of average size 100 kW. This report lays out a framework whereby the consequences of meeting this goal might be estimated and tallied up. The framework is built around a list of major benefits and a set of tools that might be applied to estimate them. This study lists some of the major effects of an emerging paradigm shift away from central station power and towards a more dispersed and heterogeneous power system. Seventeen societal effects of small-scale DER are briefly summarized. Each effect is rated as high, medium or low, on three different scales that will help determine the optimal social investment. The three scales are: the magnitude of the economic benefit; the likelihood that the benefit can be monetized in efficient markets, i.e. internalized; and how tractable it might be to quantify each benefit analytically. Some of the modeling tools that may be used to estimate these effects are described in the Appendix.

Gumerman, Etan Z.; Bharvirkar, Ranjit R.; LaCommare, Kristina Hamachi; Marnay , Chris

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies | Department of Energy  

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

Reduction Strategies Reduction Strategies Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies October 7, 2013 - 10:16am Addthis For each major emission source identified in the previous step to evaluate greenhouse gas (GHG) emission profile, Federal agencies should review possible strategies for reducing GHG emissions and determine what assets may benefit from each strategy. This guidance describes technologies, policies, practices, and other strategies for reducing GHG emissions from each major emission source: Buildings Vehicles and mobile equipment Business travel Employee commuting. It also helps users determine what strategies are applicable to their facilities, employees, or other assets, and estimate the GHG emissions that may be avoided if they are adopted. For example, a facility manager may

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Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile | Department of Energy  

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

Emissions Profile Emissions Profile Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile October 7, 2013 - 10:14am Addthis Evaluating a Federal agency's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions profile means getting a solid understanding of the organization's largest emission categories, largest emission sources, and its potential for improvement: Buildings Vehicles and mobile equipment Business travel Employee commuting. While the data required for annual GHG reporting are sufficient to establish an agency's overall emission inventory, these data are not typically enough information for effectively managing emissions. A detailed, bottom-up assessment can provide the foundation for much more robust Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans. Because detailed analyses of all assets can be time-intensive, strategic planning helps the

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Evaluation of the home-energy-rating concept and the Massachusetts Pilot Project  

SciTech Connect

This is a report on the results of an evaluation of a home-energy-rating concept based on a Massachusetts pilot project. The focus of the evaluation was on: (1) the compatibility of the Massachusetts rating with the RCS program, (2) who would use the rating and how, (3) qualitative estimates of benefits and costs, and (4) recommendations for further use and testing of the rating. In addition the evaluation of the rating concept also attempted to determine what if any effect the home energy rating has on the demand for energy audits, on the propensity of customers who received ratings to undertake recommended energy-efficiency home improvements, and on changes in mortgage-lending procedures for energy-efficient homes. The evaluation consisted of telephone and in-person discussions with the project developers, the various professional user groups, the recipients of the energy ratings, and control groups of audit customers that did not receive the energy rating. The evaluation was designed to determine the results of the pilot project, assess the project's effectiveness, and analyze the potential for transferring the rating procedure to other geographic locations.

Frankel, M.L.; Duberg, J.A.

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Evaluation of the home-energy-rating concept and the Massachusetts Pilot Project  

SciTech Connect

This is a report on the results of an evaluation of a home-energy-rating concept based on a Massachusetts pilot project. The focus of the evaluation was on: (1) the compatibility of the Massachusetts rating with the RCS program, (2) who would use the rating and how, (3) qualitative estimates of benefits and costs, and (4) recommendations for further use and testing of the rating. In addition the evaluation of the rating concept also attempted to determine what if any effect the home energy rating has on the demand for energy audits, on the propensity of customers who received ratings to undertake recommended energy-efficiency home improvements, and on changes in mortgage-lending procedures for energy-efficient homes. The evaluation consisted of telephone and in-person discussions with the project developers, the various professional user groups, the recipients of the energy ratings, and control groups of audit customers that did not receive the energy rating. The evaluation was designed to determine the results of the pilot project, assess the project's effectiveness, and analyze the potential for transferring the rating procedure to other geographic locations.

Frankel, M.L.; Duberg, J.A.

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Evaluation of the geopressured energy resource of Louisiana and Texas  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The economics of extracting either the geothermal energy or natural gas from geopressured aquifers does not look promising. The combined requirements of high well flow rates, long life, and the necessity for close well spacing to minimize the cost of the collection system may be incompatible with the actual characteristics of the reservoirs. These factors place such stringent requirements on the reservoir size, permeability and compressibility that the number of promising production areas may be severely limited.

Samuels, G.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Evaluating Fenestration Products for Zero-Energy Buildings: Issuesfor Discussion  

SciTech Connect

Computer modeling to determine fenestration product energy properties (U-factor, SHGC, VT) has emerged as the most cost-effective and accurate means to quantify them. Fenestration product simulation tools have been effective in increasing the use of low-e coatings and gas fills in insulating glass and in the widespread use of insulating frame designs and materials. However, for more efficient fenestration products (low heat loss products, dynamic products, products with non-specular optical characteristics, light re-directing products) to achieve widespread use, fenestration modeling software needs to be improved. This paper addresses the following questions: (1) Are the current properties (U, SHGC, VT) calculated sufficient to compare and distinguish between windows suitable for Zero Energy Buildings and conventional window products? If not, what data on the thermal and optical performance, on comfort, and on peak demand of windows is needed. (2) Are the algorithms in the tools sufficient to model the thermal and optical processes? Are specific heat transfer and optical effects not accounted for? Is the existing level of accuracy enough to distinguish between products designed for Zero Energy Buildings? Is the current input data adequate?

Arasteh, Dariush; Curcija, Charlie; Huang, Joe; Huizenga,Charlie; Kohler, Christian

2006-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

377

Impact evaluation of energy conservation measures installed at Mayr Brothers Logging Company under the Energy Savings Plan  

SciTech Connect

This impact evaluation of adjustable speed drives (ASDs), programmble logic controllers (PLCs), and high efficiency motors (HEMs) that were recently installed at Mayr Brothers Logging Co., Inc. (Mayr Bros.) was conducted for the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) as part of an evaluation of its Energy $avings Plan (E$P) Program. The project consists of ASDs, PLCs, and HEMs that were installed at the Mayr Bros. new small log nill at their facility in Hoquiam, Washington. Energy savings directly accrue through improved motor efficiency and indirectly accrue via an increase in production rate. This latter effect reduces energy consumption per unit of production by spreading fixed energy requirements over a greater number of units. The objective of this impact evaluation was to assess how much electricity is being saved at Mayr Bros. as a result of the E$P and to determine how much the savings cost Bonneville and the region. The impact of the project was evaluated with a combination of engineering analysis, financial analysis, interviews, and submittal reviews (Mayr Bros. proposal and completion report). The energy conservation measures were incorporated into the small log mill while the mill was constructed in 1992 and 1993. Financing the new mill had stretched Mayr Bros. cash and credit resources to the limit. Without the acquisition payment, Mayr Bros. would not have been able to afford the additional investment in the energy conservation measures. Therefore, all of the project`s impact can be attributed to the E$P. The key recommendation resulting from this impact evaluation is to avoid the direct comparison of energy consumption estimates derived via engineering calculations and metering. If ``before and after`` metering is not possible, engineering calculations should be calibrated against metered data to enhance comparability.

Brown, D.R.; Spanner, G.E.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Internal Control Evaluations Fiscal Year 2013 Guidance  

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

Issued April 5, 2013 Issued April 5, 2013 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Internal Control Evaluations Fiscal Year 2013 Guidance Page | 2 Issued April 5, 2013 Table of Contents I. Introduction .............................................................................................................................................. 4 A. Background .......................................................................................................................................... 4 B. Purpose ............................................................................................................................................... 4 C. Benefits of Performing Internal Controls Evaluations ........................................................................ 6

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ... It's a worldwide event to increase awareness of the power and impact of statistics.

380

Consumption & Efficiency - U.S. Energy Information ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

A video about changes in home heating in the United States. ... Privacy/Security Copyright & Reuse Accessibility. Related Sites U.S. Department of Energy USA.gov

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381

Electricity Monthly Update - Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes ... Alaska and Hawaii. ... Average Days of Burn is defined as the average number of days remaining until coal stocks reach zero if ...

382

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Evaluating the Energy Performance of the First Generation of LEED-Certified Commercial Buildings Rick Diamond, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Mike Opitz and Tom Hicks, U.S. Green Building ABSTRACT Over three hundred buildings have been certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental

Diamond, Richard

383

Performance evaluation of low energy adaptive clustering hierarchy protocol for wireless sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Clustering of sensor nodes is an effective technique for achieving prolonged network lifetime, scalability, and load balancing. This paper focuses on the performance evaluation of the Low Energy Adaptive Clustering Hierarchy (LEACH) protocol that can ... Keywords: clustering, energy consumption, network lifetime, wireless sensor networks

D. A. Vidhate; A. K. Patil; S. S. Pophale

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Evaluation of Power Extraction to Linear Gain Scheduling Controllers in a Small Wind Energy Conversion System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Renewable energy sources have focused a special attention in wind energy conversion systems, where the goal is maximal power extraction. This paper presents an evaluation of the linear controllers eigen structure assingment, linear quadratic regulator, ... Keywords: Wind turbines, permanent magnet synchronous generator, eigenstructure assingment, linear quadratic regulator, loop shaping design procedure

Santiago Sanchez Acevedo; Eduardo Giraldo; Edilson Delgado Trejos

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Transit Bus Evaluations: Joint Evaluation Plan for the U.S. Department of Energy and the Federal Transit Administration (Report and Appendix)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This document describes the hydrogen transit bus evaluations performed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

Eudy, L.; Chandler, K.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Open Market Customer: Volume 3: Methodology for Evaluation of Energy Enhancement Opportunities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI's Open Market Customer (OMC) concept defines the American energy industry from the viewpoint of its customers and the market opportunities that arise from their energy expenditures. This report illustrates OMC principles and presents an approach for conducting OMC evaluations of energy enhancement opportunities. Volume 1 describes the OMC concept and documents eight case study assessments of commercial/industrial facilities. Volume 2 presents detailed analyses and data behind each case study. Volume...

1999-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

387

Commercial applications of solar total energy systems. Volume 4. Appendices. Final report. [Solar Total Energy System Evaluation Program (STESEP) code  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A methodology has been developed by Atomics International under contract to the Department of Energy to define the applicability of solar total energy systems (STES) to the commercial sector (e.g., retail stores, shopping centers, offices, etc.) in the United States. Candidate STES concepts were selected to provide on-site power generation capability, as well as thermal energy for both heating and cooling applications. Each concept was evaluated on the basis of its cost effectiveness (i.e., as compared to other concepts) and its ability to ultimately penetrate and capture a significant segment of this market, thereby resulting in a saving of fossil fuel resources. This volume contains the appendices. Topics include deterministic insolation model computer code; building energy usage data; computer simulation programs for building energy demand analysis; model buildings for STES evaluation; Solar Total Energy System Evaluation Program (STESEP) computer code; transient simulation of STES concept; solar data tape analysis; program listings and sample output for use with TRNSYS; transient simulation, and financial parameters sensitivities. (WHK)

Boobar, M.G.; McFarland, B.L.; Nalbandian, S.J.; Willcox, W.W.; French, E.P.; Smith, K.E.

1978-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Testing and Evaluation of Distributed Energy Storage Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes two separate testing activities conducted by EPRI in the course of 2011. The first activity is the testing of distributed energy storage systems (DESS) at the EPRI lab in Knoxville, Tennessee. The second activity is the field testing of DESS at a test facility owned by San Diego Gas Electric Company (SDGE). These storage devices are typically located at or near the edge of the grid, potentially located with pad-mounted transformers. Because of their location near the load, they can ...

2011-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

389

Solar energy system performance evaluation, July 1979 through June 1980  

SciTech Connect

The Loudoun County site is the Charles S. Monroe Vocational Technical School in Leesburg, Virginia. The active solar energy system is designed to supply 26% of the domestic hot water demand. It is equipped with 1225 square feet of double glazed flat-plate collectors manufactured by Southwest Enertech, a 2056 gallon liquid storage tank located in the school's mechanical room, and a backup electric immersion heater, 2 stage, 20 kW per stage. The system performance for the period July 1979 through June 1980 is presented, and the meteorological conditions are included. (WHK)

Missal, D.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Evaluation of the DRI quarterly macroeconomic model's response to energy and environmental cost shocks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the 1970's two major energy price shocks occurred. Each was accompanied by cost shocks for industrial environmental control technology and reductions in the rate of growth of the money supply. Each was followed by a recession. A third energy-price shock and contractions of monetary growth occurred when President Reagan took office. The present recession followed. The DRI macromodel was used to evaluate the impacts of various impacts of various environmental regulations over the 1982 to 1987 period, under different assumptions about energy-price shocks and money-supply growth. The simulation results are critically evaluated in light of the historical evidence of the 1970's.

Dossani, N.G.; Santini, D.J.

1983-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

391

Energy Performance Evaluation of a Low-Energy Academic Building: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

This paper considers the energy performance analyses conducted to document and verify progress toward the building's design objectives. The authors present and discuss energy performance data and draw lessons that can be applied to improve the design of this and future low-energy buildings.

Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Energy Performance Evaluation of a Low-Energy Academic Building: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

This paper considers the energy performance analyses conducted to document and verify progress toward the building's design objectives. The authors present and discuss energy performance data and draw lessons that can be applied to improve the design of this and future low-energy buildings.

Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Spectrally Enhanced Lighting Program Implementation for Energy Savings: Field Evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides results from an evaluation PNNL conducted of a spectrally enhanced lighting demonstration project. PNNL performed field measurements and occupant surveys at three office buildings in California before and after lighting retrofits were made in August and December 2005. PNNL measured the following Overhead lighting electricity demand and consumption, Light levels in the workspace, Task lighting use, and Occupant ratings of satisfaction with the lighting. Existing lighting, which varied in each building, was replaced with lamps with correlated color temperature (CCT) of 5000 Kelvin, color rendering index (CRI) of 85, of varying wattages, and lower ballast factor electronic ballasts. The demonstrations were designed to decrease lighting power loads in the three buildings by 22-50 percent, depending on the existing installed lamps and ballasts. The project designers hypothesized that this reduction in electrical loads could be achieved by the change to higher CCT lamps without decreasing occupant satisfaction with the lighting.

Gordon, Kelly L.; Sullivan, Gregory P.; Armstrong, Peter R.; Richman, Eric E.; Matzke, Brett D.

2006-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

394

Final project report: High energy rotor development, test and evaluation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Under the auspices of the {open_quotes}Government/Industry Wind Technology Applications Project{close_quotes} [{open_quotes}Letter of Interest{close_quotes} (LOI) Number RC-1-11101], Flo Wind Corp. has successfully developed, tested, and delivered a high-energy rotor upgrade candidate for their 19-meter Vertical Axis Wind Turbine. The project included the demonstration of the innovative extended height-to-diameter ratio concept, the development of a continuous span single-piece composite blade, the demonstration of a continuous blade manufacturing technique, the utilization of the Sandia National Laboratories developed SNLA 2150 natural laminar flow airfoil and the reuse of existing wind turbine and wind power plant infrastructure.

NONE

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Evaluation of Global Onshore Wind Energy Potential and Generation Costs  

SciTech Connect

In this study, we develop an updated global estimate of onshore wind energy potential using reanalysis wind speed data, along with updated wind turbine technology performance and cost assumptions as well as explicit consideration of transmission distance in the calculation of transmission costs. We find that wind has the potential to supply a significant portion of world energy needs, although this potential varies substantially by region as well as with assumptions such as on what types of land can be used to site wind farms. Total global wind potential under central assumptions is estimated to be approximately 89 petawatt hours per year at less than 9 cents/kWh with substantial regional variations. One limitation of global wind analyses is that the resolution of current global wind speed reanalysis data can result in an underestimate of high wind areas. A sensitivity analysis of eight key parameters is presented. Wind potential is sensitive to a number of input parameters, particularly those related to land suitability and turbine density as well as cost and financing assumptions which have important policy implications. Transmission cost has a relatively small impact on total wind costs, changing the potential at a given cost by 20-30%. As a result of sensitivities studied here we suggest that further research intended to inform wind supply curve development focus not purely on physical science, such as better resolved wind maps, but also on these less well-defined factors, such as land-suitability, that will also have an impact on the long-term role of wind power.

Zhou, Yuyu; Luckow, Patrick; Smith, Steven J.; Clarke, Leon E.

2012-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

396

Annual Energy Outlook Forecast Evaluation - Tables 2-18  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Total Energy Consumption: AEO Forecasts, Actual Values, and Total Energy Consumption: AEO Forecasts, Actual Values, and Absolute and Percent Errors, 1985-1999 Publication 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Average Absolute Error (Quadrillion Btu) AEO82 79.1 79.6 79.9 80.8 82.0 83.3 1.8 AEO83 78.0 79.5 81.0 82.4 83.8 84.6 89.5 1.2 AEO84 78.5 79.4 81.2 83.1 85.0 86.4 93.5 1.5 AEO85 77.6 78.5 79.8 81.2 82.6 83.3 84.2 85.2 85.9 86.7 87.7 1.3 AEO86 77.0 78.8 79.8 80.6 81.5 82.9 84.0 84.8 85.7 86.5 87.9 88.4 87.8 88.7 3.6 AEO87 78.9 80.0 81.9 82.8 83.9 85.3 86.4 87.5 88.4 1.5 AEO89 82.2 83.7 84.5 85.4 86.4 87.3 88.2 89.2 90.8 91.4 90.9 91.7 1.8

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A Report to the Secretary of Energy, Beyond Design Basis Event Pilot Evaluations  

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

Beyond Design Basis Event Beyond Design Basis Event Pilot Evaluations Results and Recommendations for Improvements to Enhance Nuclear Safety at Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities Office of Nuclear Safety Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy January 2013 Beyond Design Basis Event Pilot Evaluations TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary i Acronyms iv 1.0 Introduction and Purpose 1 2.0 Background 2 3.0 Pilot Evaluations of Safety Analysis, NPH, and Emergency Management Guidance 2 4.0 Insights Gained from NRC and the Nuclear Community 11 5.0 Summary of Results and Recommendations 12 6.0 Conclusions 14 Appendix A - Pilot Evaluation Team Members 15 Beyond Design Basis Event Pilot Evaluations * i

398

Short-Term Energy Outlook - U.S. Energy Information Administration ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. ... Oxygenate Supply/Demand Balances in the Short-Term Integrated Forecasting Model:

399

Fossil Asset and Project Evaluator (Energy Book System Modules) Methodologies: Highlighting the Strengths, Weaknesses and Unique Capabilities of Option Evaluation Techniques  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In support of EPRI's fossil generation asset management activities, two important analysis software products have been developed in recent years: Generation/Fossil Asset Evaluator and its companion Project Evaluator (CM-113198-P3-R2 and CM-113198-P4-R2). These tools are modules of EPRI's Energy Book System (EBS), which consists of modules for o Generation (Asset and Project Evaluator) o Wholesale trading (Contract Evaluator) o Retail (Product Mix) o Risk management (Risk Manager) Fossil Asset Evaluator e...

2001-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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A comparison of photovoltaic module performance evaluation methodologies for energy ratings  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The rating of photovoltaic (PV) modules has always been a controversial topic in the PV community. Currently, there is no industry standard methodology to evaluate PV modules for energy production. This issue must be discussed and resolved for the benefit of system planners, utilities, and other consumers. Several methodologies are available to rate a module`s peak power, but do any accurately predict energy output for flat-plate modules? This paper analyzes the energy performance of PV modules using six different energy calculation techniques and compares the results to the measured amount of energy produced. The results indicate which methods are the most effective for predicting energy output in Golden, Colorado, under prevailing meteorological conditions.

Kroposki, B.; Emery, K.; Myers, D.; Mrig, L.

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Table 9.3 Uranium Overview, 1949-2011 - U.S. Energy Information ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. ... the Atomic Energy Commission was the sole purchaser of all imported uranium oxide.

402

United States - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - U.S ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. ... Energy Consumption per Capita by End-Use Sector, Ranked by State, 2011

403

U.S. energy intensity projected to continue its steady decline ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Crude oil, gasoline, heating oil ... Energy use in homes, ... the role of energy-intensive industries in the United States declined with continuing structural changes ...

404

U.S. States - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - U.S ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. ... Energy Consumption by Source and Total Consumption per Capita, Ranked by State, 2009

405

Impact evaluation of an energy savings plan project at Bellingham Cold Storage  

SciTech Connect

This impact evaluation of an energy conservation measure (ECM) that was recently installed at Bellingham Cold Storage (BCS) was conducted for the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) as part of an evaluation of its Energy Savings Plan (ESP) Program. The Program awards cash incentives to firms that install energy conservation measures in their industrial processes. The objective of this impact evaluation was to assess how much electrical energy is being saved at BCS as a result of the ESP and to determine how much savings cost Bonneville and the region. The impact of the ECM was evaluated with a combination of engineering analysis, financial analysis, interviews, submittal reviews (BCS's Completion Report, Proposal, and Abstract), and process evaluation reviews. The ECM itself consists of an energy management and control system that is used to manage energy consumption by a large refrigeration system at BCS's Orchard Drive facility in Bellingham, Washington. At this facility, BCS freezes and stores fruits, berries, and fish products, while two tenants process frozen fish products. Energy savings resulting from this ECM are expected to be at least 1,094, 402 kWh during the first year (a savings of 23%) with greater savings in subsequent years. The ECM cost BCS $169,300 to install, Bonneville paid an incentive to BCS of $65,100, and the local utility paid an additional incentive of $21,700. The levelized cost of these savings to Bonneville will be no greater than 5.0 mills/kWh over the ECM's expected 15-year life, and the cost to the region will be no greater than 12.5 mills/kWh. It is expected that this ECM would have been installed within 3 years even without the incentive from Bonneville, and the levelized cost to Bonneville for just the first three years' savings is 21.03 mills/kWh or less. 3 tabs.

Spanner, G.E.; Dixon, D.R.; Fishbaugher, M.J.

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Energy technologies evaluation for the EDD Los Angeles Building. Summary report  

SciTech Connect

This study evaluated the feasibility of potential energy efficiency measures (EEM`s) for the proposed EDD office building located at 5401 Crenshaw in Los Angeles, CA. The 26,748 ft{sup 2} single-story building is currently in the final design phase. Key building energy features include uninsulated exterior concrete block walls, R19 insulated roof, glazing on north and east orientations only, multiple air source rooftop packaged heat pumps, and electric resistance water heaters. For this project, DEG evaluated seven potential EEM`s from both performance and 30 year life cycle cost (LCC) perspectives.

NONE

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Evaluation of a Two-Source Snow-Vegetation Energy Balance Model for Estimating Surface Energy Fluxes in a Rangeland Ecosystem  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The utility of a snow-vegetation energy balance model for estimating surface energy fluxes is evaluated with field measurements at two sites in a rangeland ecosystem in southwestern Idaho during the winter of 2007: one site dominated by aspen ...

Cezar Kongoli; William P. Kustas; Martha C. Anderson; John M. Norman; Joseph G. Alfieri; Gerald N. Flerchinger; Danny Marks

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Guidelines for the Evaluation of Seam-Welded High-Energy Piping  

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The body of available utility experience and data on seam-welded piping inspection and failures has grown considerably since the publication of the first edition of the Guidelines for Evaluation of Seam-Welded Piping in 1987 (CS-4774), as has the body of information on applicable nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods. Ongoing concern for the integrity of seam-welded high- energy piping motivated EPRI to publish new editions of the Guidelines in 1996, 2001, and 2003 (EPRI reports ...

2012-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Procedures for evaluating health impacts resulting from development of energy resources. Final report  

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This manual is a compilation of formats, protocols, and procedures that may be used by communities and state agencies to evaluate health impacts resulting from the development of energy resources. The manual also considers ways of using these evaluations to develop plans for coping with health impacts. It is an outgrowth of a study of health problems experienced by impacted communities in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

1977-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reference Design Description and Cost Evaluation for Compressed Air Energy Storage Systems  

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Compressed-air energy storage (CAES) is a valuable solution for mitigating the current challenges of renewable-power variability, facilitating higher renewable penetration levels, enhancing grid reliability, and improving the utilization of transmission and generation assets. However, capital costs play a critical role in evaluating the overall CAES value proposition, at least relative to direct-market revenues (energy and ancillary services). Although the first U.S. CAES plant in Alabama was built at co...

2011-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Program on Technology Innovation: Advanced Nondestructive Evaluation Technologies for Renewable Energy  

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This report provides an update of technical information collected and evaluated pertaining to nondestructive examination (NDE) technologies that can be used to assess the structural integrity of renewable energy source components, primarily wind turbine components. The purpose of this project is to investigate and develop NDE techniques to determine the structural integrity of major renewable energy source components, with a focus on the wind industry. The NDE capabilities are needed during the next thre...

2011-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal energy market study on the Atlantic Coastal Plain: Ocean City, Maryland geothermal energy evaluation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report is one of a series of studies that have been made by the Applied Physics Laboratory, or its subcontractors, to examine the technical and economic feasibility of the utilization of geothermal energy at the request of potential users.

Schubert, C.E.

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comprehensive Evaluation Model of Building Energy Efficiency Based on Rough Sets Theory  

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In order to improve the objectivity of building energy efficiency evaluation, this paper uses a new method to evaluate building energy efficiency on the basis of rough sets theory. The contribution of different subentry evaluation indicators to comprehensive evaluation is calculated with the conception of attribute-significance, and then their weights are decided by using weighted normalization. According to characteristics of subentry evaluation indicators, their scores are conformed, in the end their comprehensive evaluation is calculated depending on sums of weight normalization. The model is validated by the swatches that are given on base of the software "DeST". It is concluded that the comprehensive evaluation on base of the model coincides with the result of the software " DeST ". The contribution of shape coefficient is most important among the different factors, and building orientation is next. The method by which weight can be decided with the conception "attribute- significance from RS cuts down man-made factors interfere., and objective results can be obtained.

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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West Valley Seeks Comment on Draft Waste Evaluation | Department of Energy  

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Seeks Comment on Draft Waste Evaluation Seeks Comment on Draft Waste Evaluation West Valley Seeks Comment on Draft Waste Evaluation June 29, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contacts Bryan Bower 716-942-4368 Bill Taylor bill.taylor@srs.gov 803-952-8564 West Valley, NY - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the public and the states of Nevada and Texas, and the Seneca Nation of Indians for review and comment, a Draft Waste Incidental to Reprocessing Evaluation for the concentrator feed makeup tank and the melter feed hold tank (the vessels) at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP). This Draft Evaluation, which may enable the Department to dispose of the vessels as low-level radioactive waste (LLW), is a necessary step in the Department's cleanup efforts at

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Impact evaluation of an Energy $avings Plan project at Columbia Harbor Lumber Company  

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This impact evaluation of an energy conservation measure (ECM) that was recently installed at Columbia Harbor Lumber Company (Columbia Harbor Lumber), Chehalis, Washington, was conducted for the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) as part of an evaluation of its Energy Savings Plan (ESP) Program. The Program makes acquisition payments to firms that install energy conservation measures in their industrial processes. The objective of this impact evaluation was to assess how much electrical energy is being saved at Columbia Harbor Lumber as a result of the ESP and to determine how much the savings cost Bonneville and the region. The impact of the ECM was evaluated with a combination of engineering analysis, financial analysis, interviews, and submittal reviews (Columbia Harbor Lumber's Completion Report and Proposal). The ECM itself consists of an adjustable speed drive for controlling the speed of nine fans on a lumber drying kiln. Energy savings resulting from this ECM are expected to be 286,500 kWh/yr. On a per unit of output basis, this ECM will save 0.053 kWh/board foot, a 48% reduction. The ECM cost $24,086 to install, and Columbia Harbor Lumber received payment of $19,269 from Bonneville for the acquisition of energy savings. In all likelihood, this ECM would have been installed even without the acquisition payment from Bonneville. The levelized cost of these energy savings to Bonneville will be 5.6 mills/kWh over the ECM's expected 15-year life, and the levelized cost to the region will be 7.4 mills/kWh.

Spanner, G.E.; Sullivan, G.P.

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact evaluation of an Energy $avings Plan project at Columbia Harbor Lumber Company  

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This impact evaluation of an energy conservation measure (ECM) that was recently installed at Columbia Harbor Lumber Company (Columbia Harbor Lumber), Chehalis, Washington, was conducted for the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) as part of an evaluation of its Energy Savings Plan (ESP) Program. The Program makes acquisition payments to firms that install energy conservation measures in their industrial processes. The objective of this impact evaluation was to assess how much electrical energy is being saved at Columbia Harbor Lumber as a result of the ESP and to determine how much the savings cost Bonneville and the region. The impact of the ECM was evaluated with a combination of engineering analysis, financial analysis, interviews, and submittal reviews (Columbia Harbor Lumber`s Completion Report and Proposal). The ECM itself consists of an adjustable speed drive for controlling the speed of nine fans on a lumber drying kiln. Energy savings resulting from this ECM are expected to be 286,500 kWh/yr. On a per unit of output basis, this ECM will save 0.053 kWh/board foot, a 48% reduction. The ECM cost $24,086 to install, and Columbia Harbor Lumber received payment of $19,269 from Bonneville for the acquisition of energy savings. In all likelihood, this ECM would have been installed even without the acquisition payment from Bonneville. The levelized cost of these energy savings to Bonneville will be 5.6 mills/kWh over the ECM`s expected 15-year life, and the levelized cost to the region will be 7.4 mills/kWh.

Spanner, G.E.; Sullivan, G.P.

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary survey and evaluation of nonaquifer thermal energy storage concepts for seasonal storage  

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Thermal energy storage enables the capture and retention of heat energy (or cold) during one time period for use during another. Seasonal thermal energy storage (STES) involves a period of months between the input and recovery of energy. The purpose of this study was to make a preliminary investigation and evaluation of potential nonaquifer STES systems. Current literature was surveyed to determine the state of the art of thermal energy storage (TES) systems such as hot water pond storage, hot rock storage, cool ice storage, and other more sophisticated concepts which might have potential for future STES programs. The main energy sources for TES principally waste heat, and the main uses of the stored thermal energy, i.e., heating, cooling, and steam generation are described. This report reviews the development of sensible, latent, and thermochemical TES technologies, presents a preliminary evaluation of the TES methods most applicable to seasonal storage uses, outlines preliminary conclusions drawn from the review of current TES literature, and recommends further research based on these conclusions. A bibliography of the nonaquifer STES literature review, and examples of 53 different TES concepts drawn from the literature are provided. (LCL)

Blahnik, D.E.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Inclusion of a Drag Approach in the Town Energy Balance (TEB) Scheme: Offline 1D Evaluation in a Street Canyon  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Town Energy Balance module bridges the micro- and mesoscale and simulates local-scale urban surface energy balance for use in mesoscale meteorological models. Previous offline evaluations show that this urban module is able to simulate in ...

R. Hamdi; V. Masson

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) of Residential Behavior-Based Energy Efficiency Programs: Issues and Recommendations  

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Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) of Residential Behavior-Based Energy Efficiency Programs: Issues and Recommendations Customer Information and Behavior Working Group Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Working Group May 2012 DOE/EE-0734 The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network is a state and local effort facilitated by the federal government that helps states, utilities, and other local stakeholders take energy efficiency to scale and achieve all cost-effective energy efficiency by 2020. Learn more at www.seeaction.energy.gov May 2012 www.seeaction.energy.gov ii Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) of Residential Behavior-Based Energy Efficiency Programs: Issues and Recommendations was developed as a product of the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network

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Evaluation of Radiometers in Full-Time Use at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Solar Radiation Research Laboratory  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the evaluation of the relative performance of the complement of solar radiometers deployed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (SRRL).

Wilcox, S. M.; Myers, D. R.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating the energy consumption and the silicon area of on-chip interconnect architectures  

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Sophisticated on-chip interconnects using packet and circuit switching techniques were recently proposed as a solution to non-scalable shared-bus schemes currently used in Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) implementation. Different interconnect architectures have ... Keywords: Energy consumption and area requirements, Load and traffic models, On-chip interconnects, Simulation and evaluation, System-on-Chip

Mohamed Bakhouya

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Evaluation of the Energy Performance of Six High-Performance Buildings: Preprint  

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The energy performance of six high-performance buildings around the United States was monitored and evaluated by the NREL. The six buildings include the Visitor Center at Zion National Park, the NREL Thermal Test Facility, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Merrill Center, the BigHorn Home Improvement Center, the Cambria Office Building, and the Oberlin College Lewis Center.

Torcellini, P. A.; Pless, S.; Crawley, D. B.

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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American Solar Energy Society Proc. ASES Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC, EVALUATION OF NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION  

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OF NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION SOLAR IRRADIANCE FORECASTS IN THE US Richard Perez ASRC, Albany, NY, Perez to solar radiation forecasting include (1) numerical weather prediction (NWP) models that infer local cloud© American Solar Energy Society ­ Proc. ASES Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC, EVALUATION

Perez, Richard R.

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Energy savings from energy-efficient showerheads: REMP case study results, proposed evaluation algorithm, and program design implications  

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The Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) has initiated two field studies of water-saving devices, the Regional End-Use Metering Program (REMP) study conducted by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) and the Bonneville/Puget Sound Power and Light (Puget Power) water flow study just being implemented. These studies address the same subject using somewhat different approaches. The objectives of these studies is to provide statistically valid estimates of energy savings from energy-efficient showerheads under known field conditions. These results will be used to infer energy savings from Bonneville`s appliance efficiency program as part of a program impact evaluation. This report has three purposes. The first is to summarize the results of the REMP field study. The second is to introduce and explain the ``energy savings algorithm`` proposed for the Bonneville program impact evaluation. This algorithm will use data from both the REMP and Puget Power studies, as well as appropriate field data offered by participating utilities. The third purpose is to present information that may be useful in reviewing the current Bonneville program design and estimating savings from program design alternatives.

Warwick, W.M.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Page not found | Department of Energy  

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11 - 22620 of 29,416 results. 11 - 22620 of 29,416 results. Rebate FirstEnergy (Potomac Edison)- Municipal and Street Lighting Program (Maryland) FirstEnergy offers several incentives for non-residential and municipal customers to upgrade traffic signals, pedestrian signals, street lights to more efficient fixtures. The Municipal Lighting... http://energy.gov/savings/firstenergy-potomac-edison-municipal-and-street-lighting-program-maryland Rebate Middle Tennessee EMC- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTEMC) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) offer incentives for residential customers through the In-Home Energy Evaluation Program. This... http://energy.gov/savings/middle-tennessee-emc-residential-energy-efficiency-rebate-program

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Countries - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Sales, revenue and prices, power plants, fuel use, stocks, generation, trade, demand & emissions. Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ...

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How much of world energy consumption and electricity generation is ...  

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Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. ... tariff, and demand charge data? How is electricity used in U.S. homes?

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Consumption & Efficiency - U.S. Energy Information Administration ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Sales, revenue and prices, power plants, fuel use, stocks, generation, trade, demand & emissions. Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ...

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Northern Mariana Islands - U.S. Energy Information Administration ...  

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Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, ... San Francisco Bay Area Chicago Area Mid-Atlantic Area New statistics for March 2010:

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Press Room - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Sales, revenue and prices, power plants, fuel use, stocks, generation, trade, demand & emissions. Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ...

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Uganda - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. ... (hydro and biomass) and 0.8 billion kWh from petroleum.

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Kenya - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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Consumption & Efficiency. Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ... in 2010, of which 5.2 billion KWh derived from renewable sources (hydro, geothermal, ...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ... Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas: ... data are no longer collected and are assumed to be zero.

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United States - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial ... Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana ... a Consumption data are no longer collected and are assumed to be zero in the ...

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ... Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas: ... a Data are not collected and are assumed to be zero in ...

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Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ... Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas: Kentucky ... residential coal consumption is assumed to be z ...

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Delaware - SEDS - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. ... Puerto Rico US Virgin Islands: Overview; Data; Economy; Prices; Reserves & Supply;

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Delaware - Search - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

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Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. Coal. ... Puerto Rico US Virgin Islands: Overview; Data; Economy; Prices; Reserves & Supply;

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Table 10.2b Renewable Energy Consumption: Industrial and ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, manufacturing, and transportation. ... Through 2000, also includes non-renewable waste (municipal solid waste from

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Evaluation of high-energy-efficiency powertrain approaches: the 1996 futurecar challenge  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Twelve colleges and universities were selected to design, build, and develop a mid-size vehicle that could achieve high energy economy while maintaining the performance characteristics of today`s mid-size vehicle. Many of the teams were able to increase the fuel economy of their vehicles, but most of these increases came at the expense of decreased performance or worsened emissions. This paper evaluates and summarizes the high-energy-efficiency powertrain technology approaches that were utilized in the 1996 FutureCar Challenge, which was the first evaluation of these vehicles in a two-year program. Of the 11 vehicles evaluated in the competition, nine utilized hybrid electric vehicle approaches. This paper discusses the design trade- offs made by the teams to achieve high efficiency while trying to maintain stock performance.

Sluder, S.; Duoba, M.; Larsen, R.

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory evaluation of fan/filter units' aerodynamic and energy performance  

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The paper discusses the benefits of having a consistent testing method to characterize aerodynamic and energy performance of FFUs. It presents evaluation methods of laboratory-measured performance of ten relatively new, 1220 mm x 610 mm (or 4 ft x 2 ft) fan-filter units (FFUs), and includes results of a set of relevant metrics such as energy performance indices (EPI) based upon the sample FFUs tested. This paper concludes that there are variations in FFUs' performance, and that using a consistent testing and evaluation method can generate compatible and comparable FFU performance information. The paper also suggests that benefits and opportunities exist for our method of testing FFU energy performance to be integrated in future recommended practices.

Xu, Tengfang; Jeng, Ming-Shan

2004-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

442

A longitudinal investigation of personal computers in homes: adoption determinants and emerging challenges  

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While technology adoption in the workplace has been studied extensively, drivers of adoption in homes have been largely overlooked. This paper presents the results of a nation-wide, two-wave, longitudinal investigation of the factors driving personal ... Keywords: adoption, behavior, household, intention, theory of planned behavior

Viswanath Venkatesh; Susan A. Brown

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Design and Evaluation of a Net Zero Energy Low-Income Residential Housing Development in Lafayette, Colorado  

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Design and Evaluation of a Design and Evaluation of a Net Zero Energy Low-Income Residential Housing Development in Lafayette, Colorado Jesse Dean and Otto VanGeet National Renewable Energy Laboratory Scott Simkus Boulder County Housing Authority Mark Eastment Mountain Energy Partnership Technical Report NREL/TP-7A40-51450 March 2012 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Design and Evaluation of a Net Zero Energy Low-Income Residential Housing Development in Lafayette,

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The Integration of Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Demand Response and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for Evaluators and Planners  

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M. Bolinger 2006. Who Owns Renewable Energy Certificates? AnEnergy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technology andan Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Set-Aside in the

Vine, Edward

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Impact evaluation of an Energy $avings Plan project at Sather Manufacturing  

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This impact evaluation of an energy conservation project that was recently installed at Sather Manufacturing (Sather) was conducted for the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) as part of an evaluation of its Energy Savings Plan (E$P) Program. The Program makes acquisition payments to firms that install ECMs in their industrial processes. The objective of this impact evaluation was to assess how much electrical energy is being saved at Sather as a result of the E$P and to determine how much the savings cost Bonneville and the region. The impact of the project was evaluated with a combination of engineering analysis, financial analysis, interviews, and submittal reviews (Bather`s Proposal and Completion Report). The project consists of replacing an o d coreless induction furnace with a new, more efficient, induction furnace. Energy savings from this project are expected to be 1,122,000 kWh/yr, or 0.13 average megawatts. On a per-ton basis, this project will save 447 kWh/ton, which is a reduction of approximately 41% of electricity consumed per ton of steel produced. The project cost $293,469 to install, and Sather received payment of $123,780 from Bonneville for the acquisition of energy savings. Based on a simple payback analysis calculated by Pacific Northwest Laboratory and conversations with Sather management personnel, it was determined that this project would not have been implemented without the acquisition payment from Bonneville. The levelized cost of these energy savings to Bonneville will be 10.8 mills/kWh over the project`s expected 15-year life, and the levelized cost to the region will be 24.9 mills/kWh.

Sullivan, G.P.; Spanner, G.E.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Impact evaluation of an Energy $avings Plan project at Sather Manufacturing  

SciTech Connect

This impact evaluation of an energy conservation project that was recently installed at Sather Manufacturing (Sather) was conducted for the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) as part of an evaluation of its Energy Savings Plan (E$P) Program. The Program makes acquisition payments to firms that install ECMs in their industrial processes. The objective of this impact evaluation was to assess how much electrical energy is being saved at Sather as a result of the E$P and to determine how much the savings cost Bonneville and the region. The impact of the project was evaluated with a combination of engineering analysis, financial analysis, interviews, and submittal reviews (Bather's Proposal and Completion Report). The project consists of replacing an o d coreless induction furnace with a new, more efficient, induction furnace. Energy savings from this project are expected to be 1,122,000 kWh/yr, or 0.13 average megawatts. On a per-ton basis, this project will save 447 kWh/ton, which is a reduction of approximately 41% of electricity consumed per ton of steel produced. The project cost $293,469 to install, and Sather received payment of $123,780 from Bonneville for the acquisition of energy savings. Based on a simple payback analysis calculated by Pacific Northwest Laboratory and conversations with Sather management personnel, it was determined that this project would not have been implemented without the acquisition payment from Bonneville. The levelized cost of these energy savings to Bonneville will be 10.8 mills/kWh over the project's expected 15-year life, and the levelized cost to the region will be 24.9 mills/kWh.

Sullivan, G.P.; Spanner, G.E.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

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

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The concept of Measurement and Verification (M&V) of a new building continues to become more important because efficient design alone is often not sufficient to deliver an efficient building. Simulation models that are calibrated to measured data can be used to evaluate the energy performance of new buildings if they are compared to energy baselines such as similar buildings, energy codes, and design standards. Unfortunately, there is a lack of detailed M&V methods and analysis methods to measure energy savings from new buildings that would have hypothetical energy baselines. Therefore, this study developed and demonstrated several new methodologies for evaluating the energy performance of new commercial buildings using a case-study building in Austin, Texas. First, three new M&V methods were developed to enhance the previous generic M&V framework for new buildings, including: 1) The development of a method to synthesize weathernormalized cooling energy use from a correlation of Motor Control Center (MCC) electricity use when chilled water use is unavailable, 2) The development of an improved method to analyze measured solar transmittance against incidence angle for sample glazing using different solar sensor types, including Eppley PSP and Li-Cor sensors, and 3) The development of an improved method to analyze chiller efficiency and operation at part-load conditions. Second, three new calibration methods were developed and analyzed, including: 1) A new percentile analysis added to the previous signature method for use with a DOE-2 calibration, 2) A new analysis to account for undocumented exhaust air in DOE-2 calibration, and 3) An analysis of the impact of synthesized direct normal solar radiation using the Erbs correlation on DOE-2 simulation. Third, an analysis of the actual energy savings compared to three different energy baselines was performed, including: 1) Energy Use Index (EUI) comparisons with sub-metered data, 2) New comparisons against Standards 90.1-1989 and 90.1-2001, and 3) A new evaluation of the performance of selected Energy Conservation Design Measures (ECDMs). Finally, potential energy savings were also simulated from selected improvements, including: minimum supply air flow, undocumented exhaust air, and daylighting.

Song, Suwon

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Development of New Methodologies for Evaluating the Energy Performance of New Commercial Buildings  

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During the past decade, utility companies and others have offered new construction programs to promote energy savings based on energy-efficient design, which maximize design flexibility as well as energy savings. For such programs, the concept of Measurement and Verification (M&V) of a new building continues to become more important because efficient design alone is often not sufficient to deliver an efficient building. Simulation models that are calibrated to measured data can be used to evaluate the energy performance of new buildings if it is compared to energy baselines such as similar buildings, energy codes, and design standards (IPMVP 2003; Torcellini et. 2004). Unfortunately, there is a lack of detailed M&V methods and analysis methods to measure energy savings from new buildings that would have hypothetical energy baselines. In addition, many important questions remain, for example: how to simulate and calibrate a simulation with measured data, how to develop energy baselines for comparison to the new building, and how to calculate energy savings compared to energy baselines. Therefore, this study developed and demonstrated several methodologies for evaluating the energy performance of new commercial buildings using a case-study building in Austin, Texas, in terms of: 1) Whole-building energy metering with in-situ measurements, 2) Simulation and calibration methods applicable to new buildings, and 3) Building energy baselines and savings assessments. Consequently, three new M&V methods were developed in this study to enhance the generic M&V framework (IPMVP 2003) for new buildings, including: 1) The development of a procedure to synthesize weather-normalized cooling energy use (i.e., Btu cooling production) from a correlation of MCC electricity use when chilled water use is unavailable, 2) The development of an improved method to analyze measured solar transmittance against incidence angle for sample glazing using different solar sensor types, including an Eppley PSP and Li-Cor sensor, and 3) The development of an improved method to analyze chiller efficiency and operation at part-load conditions. Second, three new methods were also developed and analyzed in the process of the as-built model simulation and calibration, including: 1) A new percentile analysis to the previous signature method (Wei et al. 1998) for use with a DOE-2 calibration, 2) A new analysis to account for undocumented exhaust air in DOE-2 calibration, and 3) An analysis of the impact of synthesized direct normal solar radiation using the Erbs correlation (Duffie and Beckman 1991) on DOE-2 simulation. Third, an analysis of the actual energy savings compared to three different energy baselines was performed, including: 1) Energy Use Index (EUI) comparisons with sub-metered data, 2) New comparisons against Standards 90.1-1989 and 90.1-2001, and 3) A new evaluation of the performance of selected ECDMs. Finally, potential energy savings were also simulated from selected improvements, including minimum supply air flow, undocumented exhaust air, and daylighting. As a result, the calibrated models were determined to have an overall 20.38% CV(RMSE) and a 0.63% MBE for the 2001 model and an overall 23.82% CV(RMSE) and a 0.61% MBE for the 2004 model, which compares well with the previous research (Kreider and Haberl 1994; Bou-Saada 1994; ASHRAE 2002). It was found that the end-use EUIs, such as cooling, heating, and Motor Control Center (MCC) electricity use can begin to provide information about the buildings heating and cooling efficiencies compared to similar buildings in a control groups. It was also determined that the REJ building is 20.79% more efficient than the Standard 90.1-1989 and approximately equal to the Standard 90.1-2001. Using an ECDM-subtraction method, the REJ building was shown to use approximately 67% less energy than the base-case building wi

Song, Suwon

2007-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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EIA-Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review-Evaluation of Projections in  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review: Evaluation of Projections in Past Editions (1982-2006)* Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review: Evaluation of Projections in Past Editions (1982-2006)* The Energy Information Administration (EIA) produces projections of energy supply and demand each year in the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO). The projections in the AEO are not statements of what will happen but of what might happen, given the assumptions and methodologies used. The projections are business-as-usual trend projections, given known technology, technological and demographic trends, and current laws and regulations. The potential impacts of pending or proposed legislation, regulations, and standards-or of sections of legislation that have been enacted but that require implementing regulations or appropriation of funds that are not provided or specified in the legislation itself-are not reflected in the projections, although there are a few exceptions. It is assumed that current laws and regulations that have sunset dates, but which are regularly renewed, are extended for modeling purposes. Thus, the AEO generally provides a policy-neutral reference case that can be used to analyze policy initiatives. While the analyses in the AEO focus primarily on a reference case, lower and higher economic growth cases, and lower and higher energy price cases; more than 30 alternative cases are generally included in the AEO. Readers are encouraged to review the full range of cases, which address many of the uncertainties inherent in long-term projections.

450

Evaluation of Industrial Energy Options for Cogeneration, Waste Heat Recovery and Alternative Fuel Utilization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper describes the energy options available to Missouri industrial firms in the areas of cogeneration, waste heat recovery, and coal and alternative fuel utilization. The project, being performed by Synergic Resources Corporation for the Missouri Division of Energy, identifies and evaluates technological options and describes the current status of various energy resource conservation technologies applicable industry and the economic, institutional and regulatory factors which could affect the implementation and use of these energy technologies. An industrial energy manual has been prepared, identifying technologies with significant potential for application in a specific company or plant. Six site-specific industrial case studies have been performed for industries considered suitable for cogeneration, waste heat recovery or alternative fuel use. These case studies, selected after a formal screening process, evaluate actual plant conditions and economics for Missouri industrial establishments. It is hoped that these case studies will show, by example, some of the elements that make energy resource conservation technologies economically a technically feasible in the real world.

Hencey, S.; Hinkle, B.; Limaye, D. R.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

MHK Projects/Tidal Energy Device Evaluation Center TIDEC | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Device Evaluation Center TIDEC Device Evaluation Center TIDEC < MHK Projects Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":5,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"File:Aquamarine-marker.png","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":44.3879,"lon":-68.7998,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"http:\/\/prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com\/w\/images\/7\/74\/Aquamarine-marker.png","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

452

Program Evaluation and Incentives for Administrators of Energy-Efficiency Programs: Can Evaluation Solve the Principal/Agent Problem?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

achievement of cost-effective energy efficiency (CPUCproblem) All cost-effective energy efficiency is easierto separate the costs of energy-efficiency actions from

Blumstein, Carl

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Super Energy Efficiency Design (S.E.E.D.) Home Evaluation  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the results of evaluation by the Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI) Building America team of the 'Super Energy Efficient Design' (S.E.E.D) home, a 1,935 sq. ft., single-story spec home located in Tucson, AZ. This prototype design was developed with the goal of providing an exceptionally energy efficient yet affordable home and includes numerous aggressive energy features intended to significantly reduce heating and cooling loads such as structural insulated panel (SIP) walls and roof, high performance windows, an ERV, an air-to-water heat pump with mixed-mode radiant and forced air delivery, solar water heating, and rooftop PV. Source energy savings are estimated at 45% over the Building America B10 Benchmark. System commissioning, short term testing, long term monitoring and detailed analysis of results was conducted to identify the performance attributes and cost effectiveness of the whole house measure package.

German, A.; Dakin, B.; Backman, C.; Weitzel, E.; Springer, D.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Money versus Time: Evaluation of Flow Control in Terms of Energy Consumption and Convenience  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Flow control with the goal of reducing the skin friction drag on the fluid-solid interface is an active fundamental research area, motivated by its potential for significant energy savings and reduced emissions in the transport sector. Customarily, the performance of drag reduction techniques in internal flows is evaluated under two alternative flow conditions, i.e. at constant mass flow rate or constant pressure gradient. Successful control leads to reduction of drag and pumping power within the former approach, whereas the latter leads to an increase of the mass flow rate and pumping power. In practical applications, however, money and time define the flow control challenge: a compromise between the energy expenditure (money) and the corresponding convenience (flow rate) achieved with that amount of energy has to be reached so as to accomplish a goal which in general depends on the specific application. Based on this idea, we derive two dimensionless parameters which quantify the total energy consumption an...

Frohnapfel, Bettina; Quadrio, Maurizio

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Energy Efficiency Evaluation of Refrigeration Technologies in Combined Cooling, Heating and Power Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

With development of absorption refrigeration technology, the cooling requirement can be met using various optional refrigeration technologies in a CCHP system, including compression refrigeration, steam double-effect absorption refrigeration, steam single-effect absorption refrigeration, flue gas absorption refrigeration and hot water absorption refrigeration, etc. As a universal criterion, the COP coefficient cannot reflect the difference in availability of driving energy for different chillers. Exergy efficiency of optional chillers in CCHP system was analyzed and compared, which can be regarded as an important reference criterion in comparison of energy efficiency. Furthermore, a new index, relative electricity saving ratio, was put forward for evaluating end energy efficiency of all kinds of chillers in a CCHP system, which indicates actual energy or electricity saving ratio for different absorption chillers with various parameters in contrast to the reference electricity-driven refrigeration scheme.

Zuo, Z.; Hu, W.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Solar energy system performance evaluation, Hogate's Restaurant, Washington, D. C. January 1980-December 1980  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Hogate's Restaurant site is a business establishment which serves as a restaurant on the waterfront in Washington, D.C. It is part of the National Solar Data Network. The active solar energy system is designed to supply 64% of the restaurant's hot water. It is equipped with 6,254 square feet of liquid flat-plate collectors, two 5,000-gallon tanks for storage, and an auxiliary gas boiler. Pump repairs are reported. Data are given describing the overall system performance, energy savings, and solar energy utilization and availability. Performance data for the collector, storage and Domestic Hot Water (DHW) subsystems are given, as are the system operating energy and site weather conditions. Performance evaluation techniques and sensor technology are discussed briefly. (LEW)

Whitehead, C.Y.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Simulation-assisted evaluation of potential energy savings: Application to an administrative building in France  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The case study presented here falls within a project of feasibility studies to improve the energy efficiency, the carbon footprint and the environmental impacts of several administrative buildings in France. The first part of the paper briefly presents the data obtained during a classical audit and inspection procedure: the description of the building in term of design, the HVAC system characteristics, the occupancy and operating profiles and the control strategy applied. The second part of the paper gives the first results obtained using an evidence-based calibrated building energy simulation model to analyze the actual building global consumption but also analyze the local consumptions (heat pumps, air handling units, terminal units, lightings, pumps,...). The last part of the paper then demonstrates the possibilities given by the building energy simulation model to evaluate potential energy saving scenarios through different examples. The advantages and drawbacks of the applied methods and tools are also discussed.

Randaxhe, F.; Bertagnolio, S.; Lemort, V.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Benefit/cost framework for evaluating modular energy storage : a study for the DOE energy storage systems program.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The work documented in this report represents another step in the ongoing investigation of innovative and potentially attractive value propositions for electricity storage by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Program. This study uses updated cost and performance information for modular energy storage (MES) developed for this study to evaluate four prospective value propositions for MES. The four potentially attractive value propositions are defined by a combination of well-known benefits that are associated with electricity generation, delivery, and use. The value propositions evaluated are: (1) transportable MES for electric utility transmission and distribution (T&D) equipment upgrade deferral and for improving local power quality, each in alternating years, (2) improving local power quality only, in all years, (3) electric utility T&D deferral in year 1, followed by electricity price arbitrage in following years; plus a generation capacity credit in all years, and (4) electric utility end-user cost management during times when peak and critical peak pricing prevail.

Eyer, James M. (Distributed Utility Associates, Livermore, CA); Schoenung, Susan M. (Longitude 122 West, Inc., Menlo Park, CA)

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Extension to phase 2 energy savings evaluation of the commercial direct investment program  

SciTech Connect

The results of an analysis of the commercial direct investment program of the Commonwealth Energy System (COM/Electric) is presented. The analysis extends results obtained in a previous impact evaluation of energy savings. The analysis includes over 1,000 buildings that participated in the program. The previous evaluation showed net program savings, using simple, aggregate annual measures of energy use and a control group adjustment, of about 8.7 GWh/yr (14% of pre-retrofit energy use) for an investment of $4.4 million, which leads to an investment cost ratio (investment divided by first year savings) of about $0.50/kWh. Inherent difficulties with simple, aggregate calculations, with the PRInceton Scorekeeping Method (PRISM), and with econometric approaches for these types of evaluations are discussed and an extension to PRISM proposed as an alternative. Energy savings for this program are estimated using both simple, aggregate data and the extended PRISM approach (two-stage regression modeling). The aggregate data provide important insight about program performance, while the two-stage regression modeling helps reduce variability in results. Overall, the impact evaluation results indicate that the net program investment cost ratio, the ratio of total costs to net electricity savings, is close to $0.60/kWh when weather and cost factors are included. Economic factors were included in savings estimate calculations, but the results indicated either data endogeneity or high variance problems, so economic effects cannot be inferred as being estimable for the data set on this small C/I program with the methods used here. Program performance is at the margin of acceptable performance, and because of this marginality, improvements in program execution are desirable. Program performance at the margin could be improved significantly by controlling for potentially poor retrofit choices.

Trumble, D.; MacDonald, M.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Field Evaluation of Unitary Thermal Energy Storage: Ice Bear Final Report for CPS Energy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Thermal energy storage devices can be used by electric utility companies to shift load to off-peak hours. This report investigates ice storage as a method of shifting cooling loads to overnight periods. Three Ice Bear systems were installed in San Antonio, Texas, at an office, a convenience store, and a university campus building. These devices were used to offset a nominal 5-ton stage of cooling during set hours by using ice, which had been made overnight. The systems were integrated with ...

2013-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Evaluation of Affordable Prototype Houses at Two Levels of Energy Efficiency  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Two high performance prototype houses were built in Carbondale, Colorado, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America (BA) Program. Each prototype was a 1256 ft2 (117 m2), 1-story, 3-bedroom house, and met the local requirements for affordable housing. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) performed short-term field testing and DOE-2.2 simulations in support of this project at the end of December 2004. We also installed long-term monitoring equipment in one of the houses, and are currently tracking the performance of key building systems under occupied conditions. One of the houses (designated H1) included a package of cost-effective energy efficiency features that placed it well above the Energy Star level, targeting a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score of 88-89. The other (designated H2) was a BA research house, targeting a HERS score of 94-95, and 45% whole-house energy savings compared to the BA Benchmark. Preliminary results from the field evaluation indicate that the energy savings for both houses will exceed the design targets established for the project, although the performance of certain building systems, including the ventilation and foundation systems, leave some room for improvement.

Hendron, R.; Barker, G.; Hancock, E.; Reeves, P.

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Impact evaluation of an Energy $avings Plan project at Holnam Incorporated  

SciTech Connect

This impact evaluation of four energy conservation measures (ECMs) that were recently installed at Holnam Incorporated (Holnam) was conducted for the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) as part of an evaluation of its Energy $avings Plan (E$P) Program. The Program makes acquisition payments to firms that install energy conservation measures in their industrial processes. The objective of this impact evaluation was to assess how much electrical energy is being saved at Holnam as a result of the E$P and to determine how much the savings cost Bonneville and the region. The impact of the ECMs was evaluated with a combination of engineering analysis, financial analysis, site visit and interview, and review of previous program submittals (Holnam`s Proposals and Completion Reports). The four ECMs were all electronic power control devices that replaced less efficient technologies for controlling power to the kiln drive motors, cooler grate drive motors, cooler fan motors, and kiln stack gas precipitators. Energy savings from this project are expected to be 1,782,000 kWh/yr or 0.20 average megawatts. On a unit production basis, this project will save 3.4 kWh/ton of cement, based on Holnam`s projected average annual future production rate. The four ECMs cost a total of $248,232 to install, and Holnam received payment of $115,615 from Bonneville for the acquisition of energy savings. Program administrative costs incurred by Bonneville, Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), and Seattle City Light (SCL) were estimated to be $29,362. The real levelized cost (1992 $) of these energy savings to Bonneville will be 6.2 mills/kWh over the project`s expected 15-year life, and the real levelized cost (1992 $) to the region will be 14.1 mills/kWh. Based on expected ECM installation costs and energy savings benefits alone, none of the four ECMs would have been implemented by Holnam without the E$P acquisition payment.

Brown, D.R.; Spanner, G.E.

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Impact evaluation of an Energy $avings Plan project at Holnam Incorporated  

SciTech Connect

This impact evaluation of four energy conservation measures (ECMs) that were recently installed at Holnam Incorporated (Holnam) was conducted for the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) as part of an evaluation of its Energy $avings Plan (E$P) Program. The Program makes acquisition payments to firms that install energy conservation measures in their industrial processes. The objective of this impact evaluation was to assess how much electrical energy is being saved at Holnam as a result of the E$P and to determine how much the savings cost Bonneville and the region. The impact of the ECMs was evaluated with a combination of engineering analysis, financial analysis, site visit and interview, and review of previous program submittals (Holnam's Proposals and Completion Reports). The four ECMs were all electronic power control devices that replaced less efficient technologies for controlling power to the kiln drive motors, cooler grate drive motors, cooler fan motors, and kiln stack gas precipitators. Energy savings from this project are expected to be 1,782,000 kWh/yr or 0.20 average megawatts. On a unit production basis, this project will save 3.4 kWh/ton of cement, based on Holnam's projected average annual future production rate. The four ECMs cost a total of $248,232 to install, and Holnam received payment of $115,615 from Bonneville for the acquisition of energy savings. Program administrative costs incurred by Bonneville, Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), and Seattle City Light (SCL) were estimated to be $29,362. The real levelized cost (1992 $) of these energy savings to Bonneville will be 6.2 mills/kWh over the project's expected 15-year life, and the real levelized cost (1992 $) to the region will be 14.1 mills/kWh. Based on expected ECM installation costs and energy savings benefits alone, none of the four ECMs would have been implemented by Holnam without the E$P acquisition payment.

Brown, D.R.; Spanner, G.E.

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Evaluation Report: OAS-M-12-01 | Department of Energy  

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

2-01 2-01 Evaluation Report: OAS-M-12-01 November 15, 2011 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2011 The Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) established requirements for Federal agencies related to the management and oversight of information security risks and to ensure that information technology resources were adequately protected. As directed by FISMA, the Office of Inspector General conducted an independent evaluation of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) unclassified cyber security program to determine whether it adequately protected data and information systems. The Commission had taken actions to improve its cyber security posture and mitigate risks associated with certain issues identified during our Fiscal

465

183W Resonance Parameter Evaluation in the Neutron Energy Range Up to 5 keV  

SciTech Connect

We generated a preliminary set of resonance parameters for {sup 183}W in the neutron energy range of thermal up to 5 keV. In the analyzed energy range, this work represents a significant improvement over the current resonance evaluation in the ENDF/B-VII.1 library limited up to 2.2 keV. The evaluation methodology uses the Reich-Moore approximation to fit, with the R-matrix code SAMMY, the high-resolution measurements performed in 2007 at the GEel LINear Accelerator (GELINA) facility. The transmission data and the capture cross sections calculated with the set of resonance parameters are compared with the experimental values, and the average properties of the resonance parameters are discussed.

Pigni, Marco T [ORNL; Dunn, Michael E [ORNL; Guber, Klaus H [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Environmental, economic, and energy impacts of material recovery facilities. A MITE Program evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents an evaluation of the environmental, economic, and energy impacts of material recovery facilities (MRFs) conducted under the Municipal Solid Waste Innovative Technology Evaluation (MITE) Program. The MITE Program is sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency to foster the demonstration and development of innovative technologies for the management of municipal solid waste (MSW). This project was also funded by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Material recovery facilities are increasingly being used as one option for managing a significant portion of municipal solid waste (MSW). The owners and operators of these facilities employ a combination of manual and mechanical techniques to separate and sort the recyclable fraction of MSW and to transport the separated materials to recycling facilities.

NONE

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) of Residential Behavior-Based Energy Efficiency Programs: Issues and Recommendations  

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

Evaluation, Measurement, Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) of Residential Behavior-Based Energy Efficiency Programs: Issues and Recommendations This information was developed as a product of the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action), facilitated by the U.S. Department of Energy/U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Content does not imply an endorsement by individuals or organizations that are part of SEE Action working groups, or reflect the views, policies, or otherwise of the federal government.

468

Energy Efficiency and Performance Testing of Non-Road Electric Vehicles: Forklift Truck Evaluation Status Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Forklift trucks play an integral role in the industrial economy, and the majority of those trucks in service in the United States are electric. The benefits of such non-road electric vehicles include lower life cycle costs, improved worker health and safety, and reduced maintenance. However, large numbers of electric lift trucks can become a concern to the electric utility industry if the vehicles are inefficient or cause power quality problems. Southern California Edison (SCE) has evaluated the energy e...

2003-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

469

Walkthrough screening evaluation field guide. Natural phenomena hazards at Department of Energy facilities: Revision 2  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has a large inventory of existing facilities. Many of these facilities were not designed and constructed to current natural phenomena hazard (NPH) criteria. The NPH events include earthquakes, extreme winds and tornadoes, and floods. DOE Order 5480.28 establishes policy and requirements for NPH mitigation for DOE facilities. DOE is conducting a multiyear project to develop evaluation guidelines for assessing the condition and determining the need for upgrades at DOE facilities. One element of the NPH evaluation guidelines` development involves the existing systems and components at DOE facilities. This effort is described in detail in a cited reference. In the interim period prior to availability of the final guidelines, DOE facilities are encouraged to implement an NPH walk through screening evaluation process by which systems and components that need attention can be rapidly identified. Guidelines for conducting the walk through screening evaluations are contained herein. The result of the NPH walk through screening evaluation should be a prioritized list of systems and components that need further action. Simple and inexpensive fixes for items identified in the walk through as marginal or inadequate should be implemented without further study. By implementing an NPH walk through screening evaluation, DOE facilities may realize significant reduction in risk from NPH in the short term.

Eder, S.J. [EQE Engineering Consultants, San Francisco, CA (United States); Eli, M.W. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Salmon, M.W. [EQE Engineering Consultants, Irvine, CA (United States)

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Design and evaluation guidelines for Department of Energy facilities subjected to natural phenomena hazards  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Department of Energy (DOE) and the DOE Natural Phenomena Hazards Panel have developed uniform design and evaluation guidelines for protection against natural phenomena hazards at DOE sites throughout the United States. The goal of the guidelines is to assure that DOE facilities can withstand the effects of natural phenomena such as earthquakes, extreme winds, tornadoes, and flooding. The guidelines apply to both new facilities (design) and existing facilities (evaluation, modification, and upgrading). The intended audience is primarily the civil/structural or mechanical engineers conducting the design or evaluation of DOE facilities. The likelihood of occurrence of natural phenomena hazards at each DOE site has been evaluated by the DOE Natural Phenomena Hazard Program. Probabilistic hazard models are available for earthquake, extreme wind/tornado, and flood. Alternatively, site organizations are encouraged to develop site-specific hazard models utilizing the most recent information and techniques available. In this document, performance goals and natural hazard levels are expressed in probabilistic terms, and design and evaluation procedures are presented in deterministic terms. Design/evaluation procedures conform closely to common standard practices so that the procedures will be easily understood by most engineers. Performance goals are expressed in terms of structure or equipment damage to the extent that: (1) the facility cannot function; (2) the facility would need to be replaced; or (3) personnel are endangered. 82 refs., 12 figs., 18 tabs.

Kennedy, R.P. (Structural Mechanics Consulting, Inc., Yorba Linda, CA (USA)); Short, S.A. (ABB Impell Corp., Mission Viejo, CA (USA)); McDonald, J.R. (Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX (USA)); McCann, M.W. Jr. (Benjamin (J.R.) and Associates, Inc., Mountain View, CA (USA)); Murray, R.C. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)); Hill, J.R. (USDOE Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and He

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EVALUATION OF EMPLOYEE SUGGESTION/INVENTION,  

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

50.2 50.2 (11-96) U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EVALUATION OF EMPLOYEE SUGGESTION/INVENTION, ADOPTION, AND APPROVAL OF AWARD EVALUATION OF IDEA (Use plain paper for continuation sheet if needed) REFERENCE DATA 1. Servicing Personnel Office: 2. Name of Evaluator: 3. Organization: (Include symbol) 4. Building/Room No.: Suggestion No: Date Received: Organization: Suggester or Inventor: (Complete Payroll Name) 5. Employee idea is applicable to this organization. Expected benefits are summarized as follows: SUMMARY OF EXPECTED BENEFITS (Attach justification or explanation. For tangible benefits, attach detailed computations to justify summary figures. For intangible benefits, explain value and scope of application. See DOE 3450.1A for definition of terms.) TANGIBLE (Estimated net monetary benefits for first full year of operation after implementation.)

472

Use of experience data for seismic evaluations at Department of Energy facilities  

SciTech Connect

Seismic evaluations of essential systems and components at Department of Energy (DOE) facilities will be conducted over the next several years. For many of these systems and components, few, if any, seismic requirements applied to the original design, procurement, installation, and maintenance process. Thus the verification of the seismic adequacy of existing systems and components presents a difficult challenge. DOE has undertaken development of the criteria and procedures for these seismic evaluations that will maximize safety benefits in a timely and cost effective manner. As demonstrated in previous applications at DOE facilities and by the experience from the commercial nuclear power industry, use of experience data for these evaluations is the only viable option for most existing systems and components. This paper describes seismic experience data, the needs at DOE facilities, the precedent of application of nuclear power plants and DOE facilities, and the program underway for the seismic verification task ahead for DOE.

Murray, R.C. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Kimball, J.K.; Guzy, D.J.; Hill, J.R. [USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)

1994-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

473

Spearfish High School, Sparfish, South Dakota solar energy system performance evaluation, September 1980-June 1981  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Spearfish High School in South Dakota contains 43,000 square feet of conditioned space. Its active solar energy system is designed to supply 57% of the space heating and 50% of the hot water demand. The system is equipped with 8034 square feet of flat plate collectors, 4017 cubic feet of rock bin sensible heat storage, and auxiliary equipment including 8 heat pumps, 6 of which are solar supplied and instrumented, air conditioning units, and natural-gas-fired boilers. Performance data are given for the system including the solar fraction, solar savings ratio, conventional fuel savings, system performance factor and solar system coefficient of performance. Insolation, solar energy utilization and operation data are also given. The performance of the collector, storage, domestic hot water and space heating subsystems, the operating energy, energy savings, and weather conditions are also evaluated. Appended are a system description, performance evaluation techniques and equations, site history, long-term weather data, sensor technology, and typical monthly data. (LEW)

Howard, B.D.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Solar energy system performance evaluation: Aratex Services, Inc. , Industrial Laundry, Fresno, California, November 1977--May 1978  

SciTech Connect

An operational summary of how the solar energy system installed at ARATEX Services Inc., an industrial laundry located in Fresno, California, performed during the report period is provided. This analysis is made by evaluation of measured system performance and by comparison of measured climatic data with long term average climatic conditions. Performance of major subsystems is also presented to illustrate their operation. Included are: a brief system description, review of actual system performance during the report period, analysis of performance based on evaluation of meteorological load and operational conditions, and an overall discussion of results. Monthly values of average daily insolation and average ambient temperature measured at the ARATEX site are presented. Also presented are the long-term, average monthly values for these climatic parameters. The ARATEX system collected an average of 67 million Btu of solar energy per month. The available solar radiation was 75 percent of the long term average. The use of both a solar energy and heat recovery system at ARATEX has combined to reduce the total load of a system without heat recovery by approximately 45 percent. The solar energy system alone contributed 16 percent of the total hot water load at the site. Damage to the Lexan covers on fourteen of the total 140 collectors was reported. This damage is believed to have been caused by winds.

1978-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Thermal Energy Storage Evaluation Program: 1986 annual report. [Economic planning, technical assessment, field tests  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Thermal Energy Storage Evaluation Program activities were initiated to provide economic planning, technical assessment and field testing support for the thermal energy storage program, as well as management of the overall program for the DOE. Economic planning included two assessment studies. In technical assessment, issues that might affect an assessment were outlined for the development of a standard methodology to conduct assessments; work is underway to establish ''market-based'' cost and performance goals for cool storage technologies in residential applications; planning has begun for investigation of benefits in incorporating aquifer thermal energy storage with heat pumps; and plans are being formulated to evaluate the potential benefit of using aquifer thermal energy storage to augment power plant cooling. Field testing to develop technologies for the recovery and reuse of industrial waste heat began with the instrumentation design for the ceramic/salt matrix in an operating brick-making plant. Work in advanced studies by Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory continued on thermochemical conversion and storage using small particles as the heat exchanger catalyst. In SO/sub 3/ dissociation experiments at 645/sup 0/C using light and dark conditions, results clearly demonstrated the benefit in directly radiantly heating the catalyst to accomplish the endothermic step of a thermochemical storage reaction.

Drost, M.K.; Bates, J.M.; Brown, D.R.; Weijo, R.O.

1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Evaluation Report: OAS-M-11-01 | Department of Energy  

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

1-01 1-01 Evaluation Report: OAS-M-11-01 October 25, 2010 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2010 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is responsible for regulating and overseeing the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil and electricity in addition to numerous other natural gas and hydroelectric projects. The regulations set forth by the Commission are designed to meet the economic, environmental and safety interests of the Nation. The Commission gathers and analyzes massive amounts of data regarding the energy markets, using a wide range of information technology (IT) resources. As with other Federal agencies or private institutions, the threat of a breach or loss of IT assets or information they contain

477

Natural Phenomena Hazards Design and Evaluation Criteria for Department of Energy Facilities  

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

0-2002 0-2002 January 2002 Superseding DOE-STD-1020-94 April 1994 DOE STANDARD NATURAL PHENOMENA HAZARDS DESIGN AND EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FACILITIES U.S. Department of Energy AREA NPHZ Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. TS 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-1020-2002 iii Foreword This revision provides information to help meet the requirements of 10 CFR Part 830, "Nuclear

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Evaluation of thermal energy storage materials for advanced compressed air energy storage systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Advanced Compressed-Air Energy Storage (ACAS) plants have the near-term potential to reduce the fuel consumption of compressed-air plants from 33 to 100%, depending upon their design. Fuel is saved by storing some or all of the heat of compression as sensible heat which is subsequently used to reheat the compressed air prior to expansion in the turbine generator. The thermal storage media required for this application must be low cost and durable. The objective of this project was to screen thermal store materials based on their thermal cycle durability, particulate formation and corrosion resistant characteristics. The materials investigated were iron oxide pellets, Denstone pebbles, cast-iron balls, and Dresser basalt rock. The study specifically addressed the problems of particle formation and thermal ratcheting of the materials during thermal cycling and the chemical attack on the materials by the high temperature and moist environment in an ACAS heat storage bed. The results indicate that from the durability standpoint Denstone, cast iron containing 27% or more chromium, and crushed Dresser basalt would possibly stand up to ACAS conditions. If costs are considered in addition to durability and performance, the crushed Dresser basalt would probably be the most desirable heat storage material for adiabatic and hybrid ACAS plants, and more in-depth longer term thermal cycling and materials testing of Dresser basalt is recommended. Also recommended is the redesign and costing analysis of both the hybrid and adiabatic ACAS facilities based upon the use of Dresser basalt as the thermal store material.

Zaloudek, F.R.; Wheeler, K.R.; Marksberry, L.

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Natural phenomena hazards design and evaluation criteria for Department of Energy Facilities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued an Order 420.1 which establishes policy for its facilities in the event of natural phenomena hazards (NPH) along with associated NPH mitigation requirements. This DOE Standard gives design and evaluation criteria for NPH effects as guidance for implementing the NPH mitigation requirements of DOE Order 420.1 and the associated implementation Guides. These are intended to be consistent design and evaluation criteria for protection against natural phenomena hazards at DOE sites throughout the United States. The goal of these criteria is to assure that DOE facilities can withstand the effects of natural phenomena such as earthquakes, extreme winds, tornadoes, and flooding. These criteria apply to the design of new facilities and the evaluation of existing facilities. They may also be used for modification and upgrading of existing facilities as appropriate. The design and evaluation criteria presented herein control the level of conservatism introduced in the design/evaluation process such that earthquake, wind, and flood hazards are treated on a consistent basis. These criteria also employ a graded approach to ensure that the level of conservatism and rigor in design/evaluation is appropriate for facility characteristics such as importance, hazards to people on and off site, and threat to the environment. For each natural phenomena hazard covered, these criteria consist of the following: Performance Categories and target performance goals as specified in the DOE Order 420.1 NPH Implementation Guide, and DOE-STD-1 021; specified probability levels from which natural phenomena hazard loading on structures, equipment, and systems is developed; and design and evaluation procedures to evaluate response to NPH loads and criteria to assess whether or not computed response is permissible.

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1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Greened House Effect: Saving the World From Energy Inefficiency in Homes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, HGTV and DIY Network Author, "The Greened House Effect" In this talk, author Jeff Wilson will discuss as carpenter, pickup truck contractor, and television host for nearly 200 episodes on HGTV and the DIY networks

Zhang, Junshan

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Do Households Smooth Small Consumption Shocks? Evidence from Anticipated and Unanticipated Variation in Home Energy Costs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

natural gas, and home heating oil prices averaged over thein 2000 and 2001. Home heating oil prices show a similarstate. Information on home heating oil prices comes from

Cullen, Julie Berry; Friedberg, Leora; Wolfram, Catherine

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Do Households Smooth Small Consumption Shocks? Evidence from Anticipated and Unanticipated Variation in Home Energy Costs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the Effects of Electricity Price Changes on Californiahighest for gas and electricity prices and lower for weatherfor unexpected changes in electricity prices, which have a

Cullen, Julie Berry; Friedberg, Leora; Wolfram, Catherine

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Do Households Smooth Small Consumption Shocks? Evidence from Anticipated and Unanticipated Variation in Home Energy Costs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Erik Hurst. 2004. Consumption vs. Expenditure. National14: Attanasio, Orazio. 1999. Consumption. In J.Taylor andThe Life-Cycle Model of Consumption and Saving. Journal of

Cullen, Julie Berry; Friedberg, Leora; Wolfram, Catherine

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EPA ENERGY STAR: Tackling Growth in Home Electronics and Small Appliances  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Home Electronics and Small Appliances Marla Sanchez, Richardhome electronics and other small appliances emerged onto theother small household appliances as well as EPAs projected

Sanchez, Marla Christine

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Development of an Energy Evaluation Tool for Chilled Water Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An energy evaluation tool for chilled water systems was developed. This tool quantifies the energy usage of various chilled water systems and typical energy conservation measures that are applied to these systems. It can be used as a screening tool to identify potential areas that can be further examined while only requiring a minimum number of inputs. The tool is useful for analyzing chiller plants with up to three electric chillers consisting of reciprocating, helical rotary, and/or centrifugal chillers. Both air-cooled and water-cooled systems can be analyzed with the tool, however, this article focuses on water-cooled systems. The tool is capable of analyzing the economics of the following energy conservation measures: 1) raising the chilled water temperature, 2) lowering the condenser temperature, 3) replacing the chiller(s), 4) using variable speed drives on centrifugal compressors, 5) utilizing free cooling, and 6) replacing electric chiller(s) with gas engine centrifugal chillers. For each of these measures, the tool calculates the annual energy and cost savings.

Stocki, M.; Kosanovic, D.; Ambs, L.

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidelines for conceptual design and evaluation of aquifer thermal energy storage  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Guidelines are presented for use as a tool by those considering application of a new technology, aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES). The guidelines will assist utilities, municipalities, industries, and other entities in the conceptual design and evaluation of systems employing ATES. The potential benefits of ATES are described, an overview is presented of the technology and its applications, and rules of thumb are provided for quickly judging whether a proposed project has sufficient promise to warrant detailed conceptual design and evaluation. The characteristics of sources and end uses of heat and chill which are seasonally mismatched and may benefit from ATES (industrial waste heat, cogeneration, solar heat, and winter chill, for space heating and air conditioning) are discussed. Storage and transport subsystems and their expected performance and cost are described. A 10-step methodology is presented for conceptual design of an ATES system and evaluation of its technical and economic feasibility in terms of energy conservation, cost savings, fuel substitution, improved dependability of supply, and abatement of pollution, with examples, and the methodology is applied to a hypothetical proposed ATES system, to illustrate its use.

Meyer, C.F.; Hauz, W.

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating Interventions in the U.S. Electricity System: Assessments of Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Small-?Scale Cogeneration.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??There is growing interest in reducing the environmental and human-?health impacts resulting from electricity generation. Renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy conservation are all commonly (more)

Siler-Evans, Kyle

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Basics: Small Space Heaters  

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

allowing the heater to cycle less and to provide a more constant heat source. More Information Visit the Energy Saver website for more information about portable heaters in homes...

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Maryland - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - U.S ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy use in homes, commercial buildings, ... Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas: ... data are no longer collected and are assumed to be zero.

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Evaluation of battery/microturbine hybrid energy storage technologies at the University of Maryland :a study for the DOE Energy Storage Systems Program.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This study describes the technical and economic benefits derived from adding an energy storage component to an existing building cooling, heating, and power system that uses microturbine generation to augment utility-provided power. Three different types of battery energy storage were evaluated: flooded lead-acid, valve-regulated lead-acid, and zinc/bromine. Additionally, the economic advantages of hybrid generation/storage systems were evaluated for a representative range of utility tariffs. The analysis was done using the Distributed Energy Technology Simulator developed for the Energy Storage Systems Program at Sandia National Laboratories by Energetics, Inc. The study was sponsored by the U.S. DOE Energy Storage Systems Program through Sandia National Laboratories and was performed in coordination with the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Energy Engineering.

De Anda, Mindi Farber (Energetics, Inc., Washington, DC); Fall, Ndeye K. (Energetics, Inc., Washington, DC)

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Risk Analysis to Evaluating M&V Requirement for Energy Efficiency Program  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Since 2005, CIPP of New York Energy Smart has waived the monitoring requirement for lighting projects with small projected savings that are 600,000 kWh/yr or less. There is potential to further increase the threshold savings with additional administrative efficiencies, but also with increased risk that the estimated savings may not be realized. This paper presented a risk analysis of the threshold for small lighting projects by running a Monte Carlo simulation. The preliminary result of this study shows that increasing the size of lighting project savings for which M&V is waived to 1,400,000 kWh per year would introduce an error of only 5% to the sum of all lighting savings. The error introduced at the program level would be approximately 2%. The lessons from this experiment may be used to conduct large-scale risk analysis to optimize evaluation cost allocations for more complex energy efficiency program portfolio.

Tan, G.; Gregoire, C.; Gogte, S.; Gowans, D.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for evaluating the potential of geothermal energy in industrial process heat applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A method is presented for evaluating the technical and economic potential of geothermal energy for industrial process heat applications. The core of the method is a computer program which can be operated either as a design analysis tool to match energy supplies and demands, or as an economic analysis tool if a particular design for the facility has already been selected. Two examples are given to illustrate the functioning of the model and to demonstrate that results reached by use of the model closely parallel those that have been determined by more traditional techniques. Other features of interest in the model include: (1) use of decision analysis techniques as well as classical methods to deal with questions relating optimization; (2) a tax analysis of current regulations governing percentage depletion for geothermal deposits; and (3) development of simplified correlations for the thermodynamic properties of salt solutions in water.

Packer, M.B.; Mikic, B.B.; Meal, H.C., Guillamon-Duch, H.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California solar energy system performance evaluation, July 1980-June 1981  

SciTech Connect

The Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory site is an office building in California with an active solar energy system designed to supply from 23 to 33% of the space heating load and part of the hot water load. The solar heating system is equipped with 1428 square feet of flat-plate collectors, a 2000-gallon water storage tank, and two gas-fired boilers to supply auxiliary heat for both space heating and domestic hot water. Poor performance is reported, with the solar fraction being only 4%. Also given are the solar savings ratio, conventional fuel savings, system performance factor, and the coefficient of performance. The performance data are given for the collector, storage, solar water heating and solar space heating subsystems as well as the total system. Typical system operation and solar energy utilization are briefly described. The system design, performance evaluation techniq