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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 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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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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CONSUMPTION AND CHANGES IN HOME ENERGY COSTS: HOW PREVALENT IS THE `HEAT OR EAT' DECISION?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

CONSUMPTION AND CHANGES IN HOME ENERGY COSTS: HOW PREVALENT IS THE `HEAT OR EAT' DECISION?· Julie how household consumption responds to changes in home energy outlays over the course of the year. We specify Euler equations describing nondurable and food consumption and then rely on changes in energy

Sadoulet, Elisabeth

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Whitehouse, Kamin

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Massachusetts: Investments and Awareness in Home Energy Assessments...  

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

support a technical consultant. The city's goal is to produce 25% of municipally consumed electricity from solar energy in a partnership between the city and two private-sector...

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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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Simulation of household in-home and transportation energy use : an integrated behavioral model for estimating energy consumption at the neighborhood scale  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Household in-home activities and out-of-home transportation are two major sources of urban energy consumption. In light of China's rapid urbanization and income growth, changing lifestyles and consumer patterns - evident ...

Yu, Feifei, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In-home consumer evaluations of individual muscles from beef rounds subjected to tenderization treatments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

these factors impact their satisfaction with beef products. An in-home study by Neely et al. (1998) found that stir-frying, braising, and simmering/stewing produced higher consumer ratings than other cooking methods, and steaks cooked to a medium rare... grill (Table 4) to a degree of doneness of medium rare and below received the highest (P < 0.05) ratings for juiciness, flavor intensity, and desirability. The degree of doneness clearly influenced consumer palatability ratings for M. rectus femoris...

Mueller, Stacy Layne

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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

Science Journals Connector (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 including ground-source heat pumps wind turbines photovoltaic panels and solar thermal water heaters. Energy systems employing each of these technologies are examined when servicing the typical domestic energy loads of a single-detached home. Through the analysis it is learned that single-home photovoltaic systems produce energy at an annual cost approximately four times that of grid electricity while wind energy systems deliver this energy at approximately twice the cost of grid electricity. Further single-detached homeowners currently heating with fuel oil and/or grid electricity may expect to save between $1000 and $1800 per year when switching to a ground-source heat pump system; whereas those considering the implementation of a solar thermal water heater can expect to spend an additional $245 per year for hot water. Investigation of larger scale renewable systems examined the performance of wind turbines and ground-source heat pumps when serving groups of single-detached homes; wind turbines were found to exhibit significant economies of scale.

David Oliver; Dominic Groulx

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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)  

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

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of Cold Weather and High Energy Costs on the Health of Low-and NBER April 2005 Home energy costs comprise a significant1. Introduction Home energy costs comprise a significant

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

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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.

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2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Increasing innovation in home energy efficiency: Monte Carlo simulation of potential improvements  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Despite the enormous potential for savings, there is little penetration of market-based solutions in the residential energy efficiency market. We hypothesize that there is a failure in the residential efficiency improvement market: due to lack of customer knowledge and capital to invest in improvements, there is unrecovered savings. In this paper, we model a means of extracting profit from those unrecovered energy savings with a market-based residential energy services company, or RESCO. We use a Monte Carlo simulation of the cost and performance of various improvements along with a hypothetical business model to derive general information about the financial viability of these companies. Despite the large amount of energy savings potential, we find that an average contract length with residential customers needs to be nearly 35 years to recoup the cost of the improvements. However, our modeling of an installer knowledge parameter indicates that experience plays a large part in minimizing the time to profitability for each home. Large numbers of inexperienced workers driven by government investment in this area could result in the installation of improvements with long payback periods, whereas a free market might eliminate companies making poor decisions.

Kullapa Soratana; Joe Marriott

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radon in Homes: Recent Developments  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Radon in Homes: Recent Developments ... This report gives an update on current developments regarding the issue of radon in homes. ...

Charles H. Atwood

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Solar and Energy Loan Fund Receives $300,000 Community Reinvestment Act Loan to Invest in Home Energy Upgrades  

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

Residential Network member and Better Buildings Neighborhood Program partner Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) received its first Community Reinvestment Act loan from PNC Bank in May for $300,000.

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NREL: Energy Storage - Energy Storage Systems Evaluation  

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Energy Storage Systems Evaluation Photo of man standing between two vehicles and plugging the vehicle on the right into a charging station. NREL system evaluation has confirmed...

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State Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation Inventory - Energy...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

outlooks Testimony All reports Browse by Tag Alphabetical Frequency Tag Cloud State Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation Inventory Correction February 7, 2014 The was an...

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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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Communication in Home Area Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and recognition in home automation and LonWorks is widelymajor market share in home automation, especially in the BB-light controls and home automations. LonWorks is a low data

Wang, Yubo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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 of Buildings Group Indoor Environment Department Environmental Energy Technologies Division MS 90-3074 1

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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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Evaluation Report: IG-0569 | Department of Energy  

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

9 Evaluation Report: IG-0569 September 13, 2002 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Unclassified Cyber Security Program Evaluation Report on "The Federal Energy Regulatory...

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Page not found | Department of Energy  

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)

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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Chapter 9 - In-Home Deployments  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract In-home deployments can be used to study current behavior patterns or to evaluate prototype systems. Compared to other options such as lab studies, interviews, or surveys, in-home deployments offer unparalleled realism due to the in-situ nature of the deployment as part of the participants normal lives. However, in-home deployments require careful planning and considerable effort. This chapter will help in the planning and successful execution of home deployment studies by sharing insights drawn from our combined experience running many different studies in the home, and by using the deployment of the PreHeat prototype as a concrete example. Among the lessons we highlight are the importance of carefully considering the minimum viable prototype to build for deployment, the value of remote monitoring to catch problems, and the importance of flexibility and robustness in deployed systems to cope with unexpected issues in the home environment. By discussing the challenges we faced and the lessons we learned, we hope that others will be able to more easily conduct in-home deployments and gather the rich and informative data they provide. Our experiences have led us to develop and open source two platforms that strive to reduce the engineering effort required for deployments: .NET Gadgeteer (http://www.netmf.com/gadgeteer/), a prototyping platform for custom devices, and Lab of Things (http://www.lab-of-things.com/), an SDK (software development kit) that provides features such as remote monitoring and updates for home deployments.

A.J. Brush; Brian Meyers; James Scott

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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In Home Networking using Optical Fiber  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Increased bandwidth requirements for in-home networks create opportunities for optical fiber interconnects. We outline the requirements for in-home networking and discuss the...

Ten, Sergey

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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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Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

This Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide describes and provides guidance on approaches for determining and documenting energy and non-energy benefits resulting from end-use energy efficiency programs and portfolios of programs.

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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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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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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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State Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation Inventory  

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

State Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation Inventory July 2013 Independent Statistics & Analysis www.eia.gov U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 U.S. Energy Information...

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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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Model Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide | Open Energy  

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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  

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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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Models and Tools for Evaluating Energy Efficiency and Renewable...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

and Tools for Evaluating Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Project Opportunities Models and Tools for Evaluating Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Project Opportunities...

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Energy Conservation Project Evaluation by Investment Equivalents  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Using discounted cash flow techniques, a new parameter for the quick economic evaluation of energy conservation ideas is calculated. The meaning of the calculated value, an 'Investment Equivalent of Energy Saving', is: 'The maximum amount...

Larson, R. J.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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Evaluating Solar Energy Sites | Department of Energy  

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

the electric and heating loads at a site Size, condition, and efficiency of existing heating systems. After evaluation the site, the next step in the planning process is 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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State Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation Inventory  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

The focus of this inventory, some of which has been placed into a searchable spreadsheet, is to support the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) and to research cost information in state-mandated energy efficiency program evaluations e.g., for use in updating analytic and modeling assumptions used by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating Energy Efficiency Improvements in Manufacturing Processes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and increasing awareness of "green" customers have brought energy efficient manufacturing on top of the agendaEvaluating Energy Efficiency Improvements in Manufacturing Processes Katharina Bunse1 , Julia Sachs kbunse@ethz.ch, sachsj@student.ethz.ch, mvodicka@ethz.ch Abstract. Global warming, rising energy prices

Boyer, Edmond

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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  

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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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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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Unethical behaviour in homes for the aged .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The purpose of the research study is to describe guidelines to counteract unethical behaviour in homes for the aged by auxiliary nurses and care workers. (more)

O'Donoghue, Carmelia Ellen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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International Energy Policies & Programmes Evaluation Conference...  

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

(IEPPEC) International Energy Policies & Programmes Evaluation Conference (IEPPEC) September 9, 2014 1:00PM CEST to September 11, 2014 10:00PM CEST Berlin, Germany Register here...

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Evaluating the Energy Use of Labor  

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

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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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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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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Evaluations of energy audits and the regulator  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The empirical basis of this article is the energy audit evaluations carried out by AKF over the last decade. These evaluations were undertaken in a rather traditional manner as assessment of the outcome of an intervention, the aim being to answer the question: How much energy was saved as a result of the audit, and what was the result from an economic viewpoint? To a varying degree, information on the decision-making process within the audit schemes (e.g. control and sanctions) and the organisational context was also included. The present article briefly describes the evaluations, then analyses the resulting response by the energy authorities using three decision-making theories: the rational model for decisions, Wilson's dynamic model, and Stigler's agency capture model. It is demonstrated that these three models together explain the fate of the evaluated audit schemes, e.g. why loss-making schemes have been upheld or expanded.

Anders Larsen; Mette Jensen

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Health Formaldehyde Exposure in Homes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Environmental Health Formaldehyde Exposure in Homes: A Reference for State Officials to Use in Decision-making Background The issue of formaldehyde exposure in homes is long-standing and has been other construction components. In the past, formaldehyde was also used in insulation of many homes

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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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U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation...  

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

Department of Energy Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) Webinar U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) Webinar...

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DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluations...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

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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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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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to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


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Industrial Geospatial Analysis Tool for Energy Evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Industrial Geospatial Analysis Tool for Energy Evaluation- IGATE-E Nasr Alkadi, Researcher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN Michael Starke, Researcher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN Ookie Ma, Scientist, US Department... of Energy, Washington, DC Sachin Nimbalkar, Researcher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN Daryl Cox, Researcher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN Kevin Dowling, Student Researcher, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN Brendon...

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

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Sandia National Laboratories: evaluate energy storage opportunity  

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

energy storage opportunity 2013 Electricity Storage Handbook Published On July 31, 2013, in Energy, Energy Assurance, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Systems, Energy Surety, Grid...

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Federal Energy Management Program: Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions  

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

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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Energy efficiency assessment methods and tools evaluation  

SciTech Connect

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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SEP/ARRA Evaluation Webinar | Department of Energy  

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

Energy Performance Buildings DOE Recovery Act Reporting Requirements for the State Energy Program Developing an Evaluation Measurement, and Verification Plan: Residential Retrofits...

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Preliminary Energy Savings Impact Evaluation: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program  

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

Preliminary Energy Savings Impact Evaluation: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy, November 4, 2013.

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Evaluation of Thermal to Electrical Energy Conversion of High...  

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

Thermal to Electrical Energy Conversion of High Temperature Skutterudite-Based Thermoelectric Modules Evaluation of Thermal to Electrical Energy Conversion of High Temperature...

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Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review: Evaluation of 2013...  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

resulted in energy intensity being overestimated for nearly all years. April 2014 U.S. Energy Information Administration | AEO Retrospective Review: Evaluation of 2013 and Prior...

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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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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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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-0738 | Department of Energy  

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

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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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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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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101

International Energy Agency design tool evaluation procedure  

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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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Advanced Vehicle Testing & Evaluation | Department of Energy  

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Vehicle Testing & Evaluation Advanced Vehicle Testing & Evaluation 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

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Advanced Vehicle Testing & Evaluation | Department of Energy  

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

& Evaluation Advanced Vehicle Testing & Evaluation 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting...

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Risk Evaluation and Reduction | Department of Energy  

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Coordination Office Risk Evaluation and Reduction Risk Evaluation and Reduction The Project Management Coordination Office (PMCO) coordinates risk management activities...

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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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Challenges and Opportunities To Achieve 50% Energy Savings in...  

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

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

107

Building Energy-Efficiency Evaluation & Labeling Technologies in China  

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

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.

108

Evaluating Energy Efficiency of Floating Point Matrix Multiplication on FPGAs  

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Evaluating Energy Efficiency of Floating Point Matrix Multiplication on FPGAs Kiran Kumar Matam, prasanna}@usc.edu Abstract--Energy efficiency has emerged as one of the key performance metrics in scientific computing. In this work, we evaluate the energy efficiency of floating point matrix multipli

Prasanna, Viktor K.

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Advanced Vehicle Testing & Evaluation | Department of Energy  

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Evaluation vss029karner2011o.pdf More Documents & Publications Advanced Vehicle Testing & Evaluation Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 Vehicle and Systems Simulation and...

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Entracker: Energy Tracker for Homes Sunil Mallya  

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Entracker: Energy Tracker for Homes Sunil Mallya Department of Computer Science Brown University in homes has gained momentum in recent years due to its important implications in energy conservation track the energy consumption of individual devices. We also introduce evaluation metrics to verify

Fonseca, Rodrigo

111

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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Impact Evaluation of BGE's SEP 2009 Pilot | Department of Energy  

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

Smart Energy Pricing Pilot Summer 2008 Impact Evaluation Comments of Baltimore Gas & Electric Company FERC Presendation: Demand Response as Power System Resources, October 29, 2010...

113

Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile Using Renewable Energy in Buildings  

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

After assessing the potential for agency size changes, a Federal agency should evaluate its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions profile using renewable energy in buildings.

114

Energy Efficiency Evaluation of Guangzhou West Tower Faade System  

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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...

Meng, Q.; Zhang, L.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Case Study Impact Evaluations of the Industrial Energy Savings Plan  

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This paper presents the results of a series of five case study impact evaluations of Energy Savings Plan (ESP) industrial energy efficiency projects funded by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and Seattle City Light (City Light...

Lilly, P.; Pearson, D.

116

Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies Using Renewable Energy in Buildings  

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

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...

117

Lower-Energy Energy Storage System (LEESS) Component Evaluation  

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Alternate hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) energy storage systems (ESS) such as lithium-ion capacitors (LICs) and electrochemical double-layer capacitor (EDLC) modules have the potential for improved life, superior cold temperature performance, and lower long-term cost projections relative to traditional battery storage systems. If such lower-energy ESS (LEESS) devices can also be shown to maintain high HEV fuel savings, future HEVs designed with these devices could have an increased value proposition relative to conventional vehicles. NREL's vehicle test platform is helping validate the in-vehicle performance capability of alternative LEESS devices and identify unforeseen issues. NREL created the Ford Fusion Hybrid test platform for in-vehicle evaluation of such alternative LEESS devices, bench testing of the initial LIC pack, integration and testing of the LIC pack in the test vehicle, and bench testing and installation of an EDLC module pack. EDLC pack testing will continue in FY15. The in-vehicle LIC testing results suggest technical viability of LEESS devices to support HEV operation. Several LIC configurations tested demonstrated equivalent fuel economy and acceleration performance as the production nickel-metal-hydride ESS configuration across all tests conducted. The lowest energy LIC scenario demonstrated equivalent performance over several tests, although slightly higher fuel consumption on the US06 cycle and slightly slower acceleration performance. More extensive vehicle-level calibration may be able to reduce or eliminate these performance differences. The overall results indicate that as long as critical attributes such as engine start under worst case conditions can be retained, considerable ESS downsizing may minimally impact HEV fuel savings.

Gonder, J.; Cosgrove, J.; Shi, Y.; Saxon, A.; Pesaran, A.

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Evaluation of Miscellaneous and Electronic Device Energy Use in Hospitals  

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(MELs) consume about one-third of the primary energy used in U.S. buildings, and their energy use by MELs in 2008. This paper presents methods and challenges for estimating medical MELs energy consumption1 Evaluation of Miscellaneous and Electronic Device Energy Use in Hospitals Douglas R

119

An evaluation of the US Department of Energy`s reducing swimming pool energy costs initiative  

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The US Department of Energy`s Reduce Swimming Pool Energy Costs (RSPEC) initiative developed and distributed a set of consumer-oriented fact sheets and the Energy Smart Pools software package to over 1300 pool owners, builders, and product manufacturers and retailers since the fall of 1994. The purpose was to promote the adoption of cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy measures in swimming pools. An evaluation request for feedback was recently sent to all who had received the materials to determine the impact of the program. With a minimal government investment, the RSPEC program has generated significant sales of pool energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies resulting in significant energy savings. These are very conservative numbers since they are based only on the fourteen percent of RSPEC program participants who returned the evaluations. Results are also from only one year of use. Results will continue to multiply as savings accumulate over the years, more pool industry people receive the RSPEC materials, and more energy efficiency and renewable energy products are sold.

Jones, R.W.; Irwin, R.

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Increased Levels of Markers of Microbial Exposure in Homes with Indoor Storage of Organic Household Waste  

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...Levels of Markers of Microbial Exposure in Homes with Indoor Storage of Organic Household...might increase microbial exposure in the home environment. In this study we evaluated...House dust samples were collected in 99 homes in The Netherlands selected on the basis...

Inge M. Wouters; Jeroen Douwes; Gert Doekes; Peter S. Thorne; Bert Brunekreef; Dick J. J. Heederik

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

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

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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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122

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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EVALUATION REPORT The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's  

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

2 Attachment OBJECTIVE, SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY OBJECTIVE To determine whether the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) unclassified cybersecurity program adequately...

124

Seattle's system for evaluating energy options  

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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

125

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,

126

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

128

Northeast utilities` energy saver lighting rebate program evaluation  

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This paper summarizes 1993 evaluation activities conducted by Northeast Utilities (NU) for its major commercial lighting retrofut initiative, the Energy Saver Lighting Rebate (ESLR) program. These evaluations are discussed in context of company information needs and changing market conditions in the NU servcie territory, and specifically address the strengths and waknesses of these evaluation approaches.

Amalfi, J.; Bhagani, D.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) | Open Energy  

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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

130

Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies Using Renewable Energy in  

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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

131

Energy Department Launches National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center  

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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

132

Service Center Evaluation Guide | Department of Energy  

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

Evaluation Guide (November 1999) More Documents & Publications Selected Bibliography on Electric Motor Repair Motor Repair Tech Brief Model Repair Specifications for Low Voltage...

133

Security and Cyber Evaluations | Department of Energy  

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

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

134

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

135

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

136

Evaluating Memory Energy Efficiency in Parallel I/O Workloads  

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Evaluating Memory Energy Efficiency in Parallel I/O Workloads Jianhui Yue,Yifeng Zhu , Zhao Cai the ever- widening gap between disk and processor speeds, memory energy efficiency becomes an increasingly management policies heavily influence the overall memory energy efficiency. In partic- ular, under the same

Zhu, Yifeng

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Performance evaluation of thermal energy storage systems;.  

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??Solar thermal technologies are promising, given the fact that solar newlineenergy is the cheapest and most widely available of all renewable energy newlinetechnologies. The recent (more)

Ramana A S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

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

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

139

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

140

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.

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141

Energy Facility Evaluation, Siting, Construction and Operation (New  

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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,

142

Philippines-DCA LGUGC Evaluation | Open Energy Information  

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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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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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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.

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Evaluation of smart-fabric approach to biomechanical energy harvesting  

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This thesis evaluates the proposed use of piezoelectric energy harvesting methods as a power source for light-up sneakers. Light-up sneakers currently marketed for purposes of pedestrian visibility and personal fashion are ...

Denault, Sebastian Ramirez

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An evaluation of the ORNL residential energy use model  

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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

147

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

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

This 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.

148

Energy Evaluation and Management in the Industrial Setting  

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In any dynamic, quickly evolving professional specialty, such as the specialized field of energy evaluation and management, the characteristic explosion in new information, innovation, lessons learned, refinements in methodology, heightened...

Morketter, R. C.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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Environmental Energy Technologies Division An Evaluation of Solar Valuation  

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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

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In-Vehicle Evaluation of Lower-Energy Energy Storage System ...  

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USABC LEESS Target Setting * NREL analyzed full-HEV fuel savings sensitivity to ESS energy content o Working with an Energy Storage Tech Team Workgroup o Re-evaluating past...

152

Evaluation of Energy Concepts for Office Buildings  

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Evaluation of Energyconcepts for Office Buildings Fisch, M. Norbert, Stefan Plesser; IGS Institute for Building and Solar Technology, Technical University Braunschweig, Germany September 2005 Abstract Glass faades have become a... synonym for innovative office buildings in Germany over the last 10 years. Since almost no reliable results of measurement and verification have been made public on the performance of these buildings often very prominent company headquarters...

Fisch, M.; Norbert, M.; Plesser, S.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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General Electric Company Evaluation of Sustainable Energy Options  

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General Electric Company Evaluation of Sustainable Energy Options for the Big Island of Hawaii-West Rd, Post 109 Honolulu, HI 96822 Phone: 808-956-8346 e-mail: rochelea@hawaii.edu General Electric by General Electric Company (GE) as an account of work sponsored by the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI

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Technical Evaluation of U.S. Department of Energy  

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Technical Evaluation of U.S. Department of Energy Yucca Mountain Infiltration Estimates A R e p o r elevation model of Yucca Mountain and vicinity. Contour lines of equal water table elevation are for early.S. Department of Energy Yucca Mountain Infiltration Estimates Report to the U.S. Congress and the Secretary

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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...

Ritter, J.; Hugghins, J.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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Evaluation of Energy Conservation Measures by Model Simulation  

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Evaluation of Energy Conservation Measures by Model Simulation Tim Giebler. Mingsheng Liu, and David Claridge Energy Systems Laboratory Texas A&M University Abstract Numerous energy conservation measures are being implemented into the air..., leaving the cold deck set point constant. Hot and cold deck reset schedules optimized according to outside air temperature have been studied and documented by Liu et a1 [3,4]. Knowledge of outside air dew point temperature or relative humidity can...

Giebler, T.; Liu, M.; Claridge, D. E.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Evaluation of Energy Recovery Act Fuel  

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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  

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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

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Evaluating the evaluations: Evidence from energy efficiency programmes in Germany and the UK  

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Abstract To make robust judgments of an energy efficiency programme's economic effectiveness, we need to know how much energy and CO2 is actually being saved through the financial support it provides. But most evaluations of home retrofit energy efficiency programmes depend on calculated, rather than measured, levels of energy consumption. This fails to take into account the discrepancies that have been observed in practice, between calculated and actual energy consumption both before and after refurbishment. Evaluations of energy efficiency programmes ideally need to consider rebound effects, free rider effects, reduced savings due to insufficient technical quality, and discrepancies between actual and calculated pre-refurbishment energy consumption. This paper investigates and compares evaluations of two prominent energy efficiency programmes in the Germany and UKthe CO2-Building Rehabilitation Programme and the Supplier Obligation. We show that evaluations of the Supplier Obligation explicitly address most of the reduction effects whereas this is not the case for the CO2-Building Rehabilitation Programme.

Jan Rosenow; Ray Galvin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intermediate evaluation of USAID/Cairo energy policy planning project  

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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

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Intermediate evaluation of USAID/Cairo energy policy planning project  

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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

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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.

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Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy  

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Savings Category: Heat Pumps AEP Ohio (Electric)- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program The AEP Ohio gridSMART In-home Energy Assessment and In-home Energy Audit...

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Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy  

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Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings AEP Ohio (Electric)- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program The AEP Ohio gridSMART In-home Energy Assessment and In-home Energy Audit...

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EIA-Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review: Evaluation of Projections  

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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  

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

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

Guidelines and criteria describe meeting requirements within Section 432 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007), including defining facilities covered by the provision, designating facility energy managers to ensure compliance, and conducting comprehensive energy and water evaluations.

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Energy Policy 30 (2002) 815826 Evaluating the health benefits of transitions in household energy  

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as the primary source of domestic energy, has put preventive measures to reduce exposure to indoor air pollutionEnergy Policy 30 (2002) 815­826 Evaluating the health benefits of transitions in household energy for the Future, 1616 P Street NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA b Epidemiology and Burden of Disease Unit, Global

Kammen, Daniel M.

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EXPANSE methodology for evaluating the economic potential of renewable energy from an energy mix perspective  

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Abstract Several methodologies exist for evaluating the economic potential of renewable energy sources. These methodologies either cannot capture how this economic potential depends on its embedding in the whole energy mix, or provide a single cost-optimal energy mix, which is not flexible enough for building consensus among the relevant stakeholders. This article addresses these two limitations and introduces a novel methodology EXPANSE (EXploration of \\{PAtterns\\} in Near-optimal energy ScEnarios) for evaluating the economic potential of renewable energy sources from an energy mix perspective. This methodology is based on generation of cost-optimal and multiple near-optimal energy mixes. These mixes show the maximum, technically feasible, cost-effective potential of a renewable energy source under consideration and how this potential depends on the other supply alternatives and energy savings in an energy mix. The methodology is illustrated with the example of the renewable energy use for heat supply in a Swiss region. The example shows that even a particular renewable energy source is costlier than the currently deployed alternatives such as oil, its economic potential in an energy mix can be as high as its full exploitable (theoretical) potential, when some deviation is allowed from the cost-optimal energy mix. However, the full economic potential of all renewable energy sources cannot be utilized simultaneously. The full deployment of the economic potential of one renewable energy source decreases the economic potential of others. EXPANSE provides basis for analyzing such interlinkages.

Evelina Trutnevyte

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

A Perspective from Europe on In-Home Networking  

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Delivery of wirebound and wireless services can be integrated in a single cost-efficient in-home POF network, when using advanced signal modulation techniques. In larger buildings,...

Koonen, Ton; Shi, Yan; Tran, Nguyen-Cac; Okonkwo, Chigo; van den Boome, H; Tangdiongga, Eduward

172

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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High Radon Levels in Homes Spark Moves To Combat Pollutant  

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High Radon Levels in Homes Spark Moves To Combat Pollutant ... Federal, state agencies have initiated programs to monitor levels of this inert radioactive gas in homes in certain areas and work out control strategy ... Health care officials have been concerned about radon for more than 20 years, but public attention reached a new high recently with the discovery of high levels of radon inside homes in the New Jersey- Pennsylvania-New York area. ...

DAVID J. HANSON

1985-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

174

Developing an Evaluation Measurement and Verification Plan for Your Energy Efficiency Project/Program  

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

Developing an Evaluation Measurement and Verification Plan for Your Energy Efficiency Project/Program

175

Index to Evaluate Energy Efficiency of the Building HVAC System  

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1An Index to Evaluate Energy Efficiency of the Entire Building HVAC System Presented by Dr. Claridge Date: 09/15/2014 ESL-IC-14-09-15 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Beijing, China, September 14..., Beijing, China, September 14-17, 2014 3 Why we need the Energy/Load Ratio 1. Building 2. HVAC Systems 3. Common Index Building sector consumes 40% of total energy usage in US (Residential buildings 22%, Commercial building 19%) HVAC systems...

Wang, L.; Wang, L.; Claridge,D.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Environmental Screening and Evaluation of Energy-using Products  

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Environmental Screening and Evaluation of Energy-using Products (EuP) Final Report Marianne Wesnæs 2.-0 LCA consultants ApS Jesper Thestrup In-JeT ApS Arne Remmen Aalborg University Environmental Project No. 1308 2009 Miljøprojekt #12;The Danish Environmental Protection Agency will, when opportunity

177

Evaluation of renewable energy development in power generation in Finland  

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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 other policy aspects and operation costs of renewables cover this gap particularly in high dependent countries to fossil fuels. The current paper discusses the role of renewable portfolio in the Finland's energy action plan during 20112020. A system dynamics model is constructed to evaluate different costs of renewable energy utilization by 2020. Results show that total costs of new capacities of renewable energy systems as well as operation and maintenance costs of current systems bring 7% saving compared to total costs of new natural gas power plants (as a sample for second scenario) in Finland.

Alireza Aslani; Petri Helo; Marja Naaranoja

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

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

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In order to improve the objectivity of building energy efficiency evaluation, this paper uses a new method to evaluate building energy efficiency on the basis of rough sets theory. The contribution of different subentry evaluation indicators...

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

180

An Evaluation of Biomass Energy Potential with a Global Energy and Land Use Model  

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The authors evaluate global land use competition and bioenergy potential through developing a global energy and land use model using a SD ... The model describes competition among various uses of biomass such as ...

H. Yamamoto; K. Yamaji

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stories | Department of Energy  

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Project. July 2014 FLORIDA PROGRAM INVESTS 300,000 LOAN IN HOME ENERGY UPGRADES storysolarandenergy.jpg Read more about Solar and Energy Loan Fund's Community Reinvestment...

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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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Energy Evaluation of a New Construction Pilot Community: Fresno, California  

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A new construction pilot community was constructed by builder-partner Wathen-Castanos Hybrid Homes (WCHH) based on a single occupied test house that was designed to achieve greater than 30% energy savings with respect to the House Simulation Protocols (Hendron, Robert; Engebrecht, Cheryn (2010). Building America House Simulation Protocols. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory). Builders face several key problems when implementing a whole-house systems integrated measures package (SIMP) from a single test house into multiple houses. Although a technical solution already may have been evaluated and validated in an individual test house, the potential exists for constructability failures at the community scale. This report addresses factors of implementation and scalability at the community scale and proposes methodologies by which community-scale energy evaluations can be performed based on results at the occupied test house level. Research focused on the builder and trade implementation of a SIMP and the actual utility usage in the houses at the community scale of production. Five occupants participated in this community-scale research by providing utility bills and information on occupancy and miscellaneous gas and electric appliance use for their houses. IBACOS used these utility data and background information to analyze the actual energy performance of the houses. Verification with measured data is an important component in predictive energy modeling. The actual utility bill readings were compared to projected energy consumption using BEopt with actual weather and thermostat set points for normalization.

Burdick, A.; Poerschke, A.; Rapport, A.; Wayne, M.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of energy system analysis techniques for identifying underground facilities  

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

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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 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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An Evaluation of State Energy Program Accomplishments: 2002 Program Year  

SciTech Connect

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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Retrospective Benefit-Cost Evaluation of DOE Investment in Photovoltaic Energy Systems  

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

Retrospective Benefit-Cost Evaluation of DOE Investment in Photovoltaic Energy Systems, a report from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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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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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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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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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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Building America Case Study: Low-Cost Evaluation of Energy Savings...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

which community-scale energy savings can be evaluated based on results at the occupied test house level. To perform this evaluation, the research team collected data on...

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

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Information about the development of Building Energy Efficiency Evaluation and Labeling in Shanghai with project examples and theory.

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

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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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Free Energy Evaluation in Field-Theoretic Polymer Simulations  

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We present a thermodynamic integration method for free energy evaluation in field-theoretic simulations of classical fluids and polymers. The approach employs an Einstein crystal reference state, analogous to a method developed for particle simulations of crystals by Frenkel and Ladd, but applies equally well in the present context to ordered and disordered phases. Thermodynamic averages are computed using complex Langevin sampling, which is effective against the sign problem inherent to polymer field theories. Our method is illustrated in the context of a diblock copolymer melt, where we provide a demonstration of the experimentally observed transition between the cubic gyroid and disordered phases.

Erin M. Lennon; Kirill Katsov; Glenn H. Fredrickson

2008-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

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Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy  

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

Energy Assessment and In-home Energy Audit Programs offer rebates for the installation of energy-saving measures recommended by a program-approved auditor. Customers......

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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

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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

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Evaluating daylighting potential and energy efficiency in a classroom building  

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In this paper we analyze the possibility of using daylight as the main source of light for learning and teaching activities in a classroom building of the Universidade Tecnolgica Federal do Paran in Curitiba Brazil. Beginning with a survey on light bulb and luminaire types used in the building and on the potential of daylighting in such environments six different classroom types with different solar orientations were selected for analysis. The research methods included the estimation of daylighting potential from obtained daylight coefficients (DCs) for periods of the year and sky conditions other than those of the onsite measurements; the evaluation of conformity of the lighting system to the Brazilian RTQ Code (Regulamento Tcnico de Qualidade) an energy consumption rating system aimed at reducing electric energy consumption in office buildings; the estimation of electric energy demand for a combined use of daylighting and lighting system; the proposal of an efficient lighting system; and cost assessment using payback analysis. Results suggest energy savings of up to 94% when integrating daylight with the artificial lighting system a payback within the range of 2260 months for a complete substitution of the existing lighting system for a more efficient one.

E. L. Krger; S. D. Fonseca

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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

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Evaluation of geothermal energy in desalination by vacuum membrane distillation  

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This paper presents the energy evaluation of the cross-flow vacuum membrane distillation (VMD) for three types of lab-fabricated polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) membranes and the commercial Westran S PVDF membrane. Membranes with the effective area 23.5cm2 are tested with distilled water and geothermal water as the feed solutions. Results show that the membrane porosity controlled the flux through the fabricated membranes and the commercial membrane. The commercial membrane with porosity of approximately 76.5%, which was the most porous among the tested membranes, gave the highest flux at 9.28kg/m2 h under the optimum conditions of 33.2L/h feed flow rate and 30kPa downstream pressure. The corresponding specific energy consumption was 66.03kW/kgh?1 when distilled water was examined. Heating energy of 8789kW/kgh?1, which is approximately 95% of the total energy consumption, could be saved when the warm geothermal water is fed directly into the VMD system. The water produced meets the drinking water quality with the TDS varying between 102 and 119ppm, thus the geothermal water desalination using the VMD system to produce the drinking water is satisfactory. An economic analysis for a 20,000m3/d VMD desalination plant finds that the water production costs are $0.50/m3 and $1.22/m3 respectively for the plant operated with and without geothermal energy (GE). Compare to the plant without GE utilisation, the water production costs of the plant operated with GE are less than $0.50/m3 that is at least $0.72/m3 or approximately 59% in cost saving when the water fluxes are larger than 6.6kg/m2h. The specific membrane cost reduced from $0.058/m3 to $0.035/m3 when the membrane life extended from 3 to 5years.

Rosalam Sarbatly; Chel-Ken Chiam

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation Framework and Tools for Distributed Energy Resources  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

impacts on an energy supplier's revenue and customers'Economics, Inc. , allows energy suppliers to design, price,

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

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Audit Evaluation Report: IG-0830 | Department of Energy  

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

Energy Regulatory Commission's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2009 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is tasked with regulating and overseeing...

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A Framework for Multi-Level Reliability Evaluation of Electrical Energy Systems  

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A Framework for Multi-Level Reliability Evaluation of Electrical Energy Systems Alejandro D. Dom@illinois.edu Abstract--This paper proposes a framework for multi-level reliability evaluation of electrical energy intended function or in which degraded performance is not allowed. Electrical energy systems are highly

Liberzon, Daniel

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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...

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Step 5: Draft and Evaluate RFPs | Department of Energy  

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

Develop a scoring sheet that provides members of the evaluation team with a way to rank the qualifications of bidders objectively. Criteria that should be carefully evaluated...

213

Special Issues for Program Design and Evaluation for Industrial Energy Programs  

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Designing energy efficiency programs that include serving industrial customers, and evaluating them, carries with it a set of challenges. A summary view from prior efficiency program evaluations will be presented that examines these challenges, how...

Megdal, L.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Efficiency in India: Compliance Evaluation of Energy Conservation Building Code  

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India is experiencing unprecedented construction boom. The country doubled its floorspace between 2001 and 2005 and is expected to add 35 billion m2 of new buildings by 2050. Buildings account for 35% of total final energy consumption in India today, and building energy use is growing at 8% annually. Studies have shown that carbon policies will have little effect on reducing building energy demand. Chaturvedi et al. predicted that, if there is no specific sectoral policies to curb building energy use, final energy demand of the Indian building sector will grow over five times by the end of this century, driven by rapid income and population growth. The growing energy demand in buildings is accompanied by a transition from traditional biomass to commercial fuels, particularly an increase in electricity use. This also leads to a rapid increase in carbon emissions and aggravates power shortage in India. Growth in building energy use poses challenges to the Indian government. To curb energy consumption in buildings, the Indian government issued the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) in 2007, which applies to commercial buildings with a connected load of 100 kW or 120kVA. It is predicted that the implementation of ECBC can help save 25-40% of energy, compared to reference buildings without energy-efficiency measures. However, the impact of ECBC depends on the effectiveness of its enforcement and compliance. Currently, the majority of buildings in India are not ECBC-compliant. The United Nations Development Programme projected that code compliance in India would reach 35% by 2015 and 64% by 2017. Whether the projected targets can be achieved depends on how the code enforcement system is designed and implemented. Although the development of ECBC lies in the hands of the national government the Bureau of Energy Efficiency under the Ministry of Power, the adoption and implementation of ECBC largely relies on state and local governments. Six years after ECBCs enactment, only two states and one territory out of 35 Indian states and union territories formally adopted ECBC and six additional states are in the legislative process of approving ECBC. There are several barriers that slow down the process. First, stakeholders, such as architects, developers, and state and local governments, lack awareness of building energy efficiency, and do not have enough capacity and resources to implement ECBC. Second, institution for implementing ECBC is not set up yet; ECBC is not included in local building by-laws or incorporated into the building permit process. Third, there is not a systematic approach to measuring and verifying compliance and energy savings, and thus the market does not have enough confidence in ECBC. Energy codes achieve energy savings only when projects comply with codes, yet only few countries measure compliance consistently and periodic checks often indicate poor compliance in many jurisdictions. China and the U.S. appear to be two countries with comprehensive systems in code enforcement and compliance The United States recently developed methodologies measuring compliance with building energy codes at the state level. China has an annual survey investigating code compliance rate at the design and construction stages in major cities. Like many developing countries, India has only recently begun implementing an energy code and would benefit from international experience on code compliance. In this paper, we examine lessons learned from the U.S. and China on compliance assessment and how India can apply these lessons to develop its own compliance evaluation approach. This paper also provides policy suggestions to national, state, and local governments to improve compliance and speed up ECBC implementation.

Yu, Sha; Evans, Meredydd; Delgado, Alison

2014-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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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 Texas State University Energy Consumption According to Productivity  

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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...

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

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

218

An Operational Energy Consumption Evaluation Index System for Large Public Buildings  

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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...

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of a case-based Reasoning Energy Prediction Tool for Commercial Buildings  

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This paper presents the results of an energy predictor that predicts the energy demand of commercial buildings using Case Based Reasoning (CBR). The proposed approach is evaluated using monitored data in a real office building located in Varennes...

Monfet, D.; Arkhipova, E.; Choiniere, D.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Techno-Economic Evaluation of Renewable Energy Systems for Irrigation Water Pumping in India  

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An attempt to develop a simple framework for techno-economics evaluation of renewable energy (RE) systems for irrigation water pumping has been made. The unit cost of water delivered and unit cost of useful energy

Ishan Purohit; Pallav Purohit

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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Synapsense Corporation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

applications for wireless sensor networks that enable optimal efficient energy usage in homes and businesses. References: Synapsense Corporation1 This article is a stub. You can...

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Evaluation of miscellaneous and electronic device energy use in hospitals  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Miscellaneous and electronic loads (MELs) consume about one-third of the primary energy used in US buildings, and their energy use is increasing faster than other end-uses. In healthcare facilities, 30% of the annual electricity was used by MELs in 2008. This paper presents methods and challenges for estimating medical MELs energy consumption along with estimates of energy use in a hospital by combining device-level metered data with inventories and usage information. An important finding is that common, small devices consume large amounts of energy in aggregate and should not be ignored when trying to address hospital energy use.

Douglas R. Black; Steven M. Lanzisera; Judy Lai; Richard E. Brown; Brett C. Singer

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Energy-Efficient Multiple Routing Trees for Aggregate Query Evaluation in Sensor Networks  

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Energy-Efficient Multiple Routing Trees for Aggregate Query Evaluation in Sensor Networks Yuzhen is of paramount importance. Energy-efficient routing trees built for in-network pro- cessing play a central role multiple routing trees in sensor networks for the evaluation of a class of aggre- gate queries including

Liang, Weifa

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Contextual and psychological factors shaping evaluations and acceptability of energy alternatives: Integrated review and research agenda  

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Abstract Sustainable energy transitions will be hampered without sufficient public support. Hence, it is important to understand what drives public acceptability of (sustainable) energy alternatives. Evaluations of specific costs, including risks, and benefits of different energy alternatives have been linked to acceptability of these alternatives. But how do people come up with these evaluations, and which evaluations are the key drivers of acceptability? In this review, we propose a comprehensive conceptual framework in which we integrate two growing but so far unconnected bodies of research on how objective characteristics of energy alternatives (i.e., contextual factors), on one hand, and, on the other hand, general psychological factors shape evaluations and acceptability of energy alternatives. Importantly, we identify general factors, particularly values, that may influence evaluations and acceptability of many different energy alternatives on a general as well as community level. We put forward a research agenda with two major themes. First, we lay out possibilities to strengthen the current knowledge basis for a conceptual framework that explains evaluations and acceptability of energy alternatives. Second, we suggest how the framework could be extended to explain evaluations and acceptability of energy alternatives in a more comprehensive and accurate way. Based on the knowledge developed, we discuss policy implications, some of which have not been put forward yet and hence propose new possibilities for interventions aimed at enhancing sustainable energy transitions.

Goda Perlaviciute; Linda Steg

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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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General Evaluation SOP 6-26 2006 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

forgeneralprogevalstudies.pdf More Documents & Publications PAE Evaluation Portfolio Peer Review EERE Program Management Guide - Chapter 7 EERE Peer Review Guide - August 2004...

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An Evaluation of Cooperation Transmission Considering Practical Energy Models and Passive  

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.e. fixed constellation). Since reception energy costs are significant in WSNs, another quantity that shouldAn Evaluation of Cooperation Transmission Considering Practical Energy Models and Passive Reception. of Microelectronic Engineering, National University of Ireland, Cork, Ireland Abstract--The total energy consumed

Ingram, Mary Ann

231

On Evaluating Request-Distribution Schemes for Saving Energy in Server Clusters  

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On Evaluating Request-Distribution Schemes for Saving Energy in Server Clusters Karthick Rajamani- saving schemes. 1 Introduction Energy efficiency for servers has recently become an impor- tant concern and evalua- tion of request distribution schemes targeting energy savings in server clusters

Lu, Jiaheng

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

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Evaluating Energy Policy: Quantifying Air Pollution and Health Co-Benefits Tammy M Thompson Noelle Energy Policy Scenarios Criteria Pollution Emissions Changes Impacts on Air Quality and Human Health Energy Policy Scenarios Criteria Pollution Impacts on Air Quality one realm can have profound impacts

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A BreakEven Formulation for Evaluating Branch Predictor Energy Efficiency #  

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A Break­Even Formulation for Evaluating Branch Predictor Energy Efficiency # Michele Co, Dee A demonstrated that a better branch pre­ dictor can increase the energy­efficiency of the system, even if the new a simple, effective metric for eval­ uating the tradeoff between processor energy­efficiency and branch

Co, Michele

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Evaluating Trace Cache Energy Efficiency MICHELE CO, DEE A. B. WEIKLE, and KEVIN SKADRON  

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Evaluating Trace Cache Energy Efficiency MICHELE CO, DEE A. B. WEIKLE, and KEVIN SKADRON University of Virginia Future fetch engines need to be energy efficient. Much research has focused on improving fetch of basic blocks translates to significant energy-efficiency gains. We compare proces- sor performance

Skadron, Kevin

235

Evaluating Network-Based DoS Attacks Under the Energy Consumption Perspective  

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with great opportunities for raising the target facility energy consumption and consequently its green house green, energy- sustainable computing paradigms has gained a lot of attention in both the researchEvaluating Network-Based DoS Attacks Under the Energy Consumption Perspective New security issues

Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

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

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

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Clean Energy Works Portland Pilot Process Evaluation | Department...  

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rtcleanenergyworks.pdf More Documents & Publications Data Collection and Analysis Oregon Recovery Act State Memo Primer on Clean Energy Lending: The Major Components and Options...

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Evaluation Report: DOE/IG-0925 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Report: DOEIG-0925 October 22, 2014 The Department of Energy's Unclassified Cybersecurity Program - 2014 The use of information technology by Federal entities is evolving...

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Investigation, Evaluation, and Recovery Plan for an Ailing Energy Economy  

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The first right of a reader is to learn what a book is all about. Therefore, let it be said that the term hydrogen economy refers to an energy system in which all energy sources are used to produce hydrogen (H2

Eduard W. Justi

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metropolis Evaluation of the HartreeFock Exchange Energy  

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for the correlation energies of benzene and benzene dimer as well as for the correlation corrections to the energy, ionization potential, and electron affinity of C60. ... One of these, the damped shifted force method, shows a remarkable ability to reproduce the energetic and dynamic characteristics exhibited by simulations employing lattice summation techniques. ...

Yael Cytter; Daniel Neuhauser; Roi Baer

2014-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Cost-effectiveness of energy efficiency programmesevaluating the impacts of a regional programme in France  

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This paper presents the evaluation of a regional energy efficiency programme implemented in two dpartements ... lectricit de France (EDF), a French energy company, provides refurbishment advice and financial...

Felix Suerkemper; Stefan Thomas; Dominique Osso; Paul Baudry

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

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

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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

243

Review of Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches Used to Estimate the Load Impacts and Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Programs  

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best practices in the construction trades that install energy efficiencyenergy efficiency evaluation plans and studies in various states; Develop and disseminate best practicesbest practices guides and case studies on evaluation planning and methods for energy efficiency

Messenger, Mike

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

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

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How to evaluate performance of net zero energy building A literature research  

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Abstract NZEB (Net zero energy building) is regarded as an integrated solution to address problems of energy-saving, environmental protection, and CO2 emission reduction in the building section. NZEB could be even possible with electricity production if enough renewable energy could be used. Moreover, various building-service systems with renewable energy sources have been widely considered for potential applications in NZEB. All of these new features extend the technical boundary of the conventional energy-efficient buildings, attach a more profound implication to the sustainable development of building technology, and therefore pose a challenge to evaluation works on NZEB performance. This paper presents a guided tour on NZEB evaluation through literature-research. An overview about definitions and energy-efficient measures of NZEB is presented so that the research object and technology boundary can be clarified for NZEB evaluation. Then, a summary of widely-used research method, tool and performance indicator in evaluation is provided for the methodology part. This part also includes a discussion on the application of LCA (life cycle assessment) in NZEB evaluation and LCA's role in promoting a well-defined NZEB. Finally, potential progress in NZEB evaluation with possible development trends is highlighted in terms of energy storage, load match and smart grid.

S. Deng; R.Z. Wang; Y.J. Dai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Evaluating Fenestration Products for Zero-Energy Buildings: Issues for Discussion  

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that to a simple evaluation based on just U, SHGC, and VT.energy properties (U-factor, SHGC, VT) has emerged as thethe current properties (U, SHGC, VT) calculated sufficient

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

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

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Evaluation of energy storage technologies for integration with renewable electricity: Quantifying expert opinions  

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Solving climate change and the associated need for increasing renewable energy supply make energy storage a critical technological component of the future energy landscape. Research to build more reliable and cost-effective energy storage technologies is now on the rise. As a result, many new technologies and applications are evolving and competing. This paper presents a method to evaluate and select energy storage technologies for investor-owned or public utilities. For this purpose, energy storage applications which could benefit wind power in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States are identified through internal interviews and surveys with experts at the federal wholesale power marketing agency in Portland, Oregon. The study employs a technology evaluation process integrating fuzzy Delphi method, analytic hierarchy process and fuzzy consistent matrix. The result shows that compressed air storage is the most promising technology for sustainable growth of renewable energy in the region.

Tugrul U. Daim; Xin Li; Jisun Kim; Scott Simms

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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Evaluating the Regulation Market Maturity for Energy Storage Devices  

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Though cost-effective, fast-responding energy storage resources are well suited to provide regulation service, until recently many ISO/RTO rules did not fully accommodate these new energy storage technologies. The passage of FERC Order 755 in 2011 forced market operators to remove institutional barriers to storage resources. Our assessment suggests that PJM has the most forward-thinking, inclusive market to date, while ERCOT, ISO-NE, and SPP are continuing to refine their processes in response to FERC regulations and market needs.

Kiran Kumaraswamy; Jamie Cotrone

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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...

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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??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

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Impacts of Mixing on Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Homes  

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Airflows. ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 90, Part 1B, pp.601-ASHRAE Energy Performance of Buildings Group Indoor Environment Department Environmental Energy Technologies Division MS 90-

Sherman, Max H.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

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

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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...

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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Evaluation of SPT energy for Donut and Safety hammers using CPT measurements in Egypt  

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Abstract Standard Penetration Test (SPT) blow counts require correction prior to utilization in soil characterization and determination of properties and behavior. Among the most important corrections is the energy correction required to adjust the blow counts to 60% energy efficiency. However, there are no published data supporting commonly used value in Egypt. This paper presents an evaluation of the energy efficiency of the Donut and Safety hammers commonly used in Egypt and the associated energy correction factor. The energy efficiency is estimated by comparing N-values from the SPT to back-calculated N60 values from the Cone Penetration Test (CPT) using well established correlations. Results indicate that the energy efficiency of the Donut hammer based on current practice in Egypt is approximately 50%. Thus, the back-calculated energy correction factor is approximately 0.82. For the Safety hammer, results indicate that the energy efficiency is approximately 60%, and the energy correction factor is approximately 1.0.

Rami M. El-Sherbiny; Manal A. Salem

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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Evaluation Framework and Tools for Distributed Energy Resources  

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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

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

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© American Solar Energy Society ­ Proc. ASES Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC, EVALUATION;© American Solar Energy Society ­ Proc. ASES Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC, irradiance forecasts over OF NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION SOLAR IRRADIANCE FORECASTS IN THE US Richard Perez ASRC, Albany, NY, Perez

Perez, Richard R.

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Evaluating Trees as Energy Crops in Napa Dean R. Donaldson and Richard B. Standiford2  

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of the interest in growing trees as an energy crop in Napa County has come from individuals owning small farms in California, June 14-16, 1983, Sacramento, California. 2 Farm Advisor (Napa County) and ForestryEvaluating Trees as Energy Crops in Napa County1 Dean R. Donaldson and Richard B. Standiford2

Standiford, Richard B.

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Energy Policy 35 (2007) 29602968 Engineering, institutions, and the public interest: Evaluating product  

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solar market. r 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Solar energy; Market regulation resolving chronic quality problems that have plagued the Kenya solar market for more than a decadeEnergy Policy 35 (2007) 2960­2968 Engineering, institutions, and the public interest: Evaluating

Kammen, Daniel M.

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Comparative evaluation of various energy options using qualitative multi-attribute models  

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indicators Our approach Topic Specification; unit of measurement Understanding Specification; unitComparative evaluation of various energy options using qualitative multi-attribute models Branko national energy development policy appears regularly every 20-30 years; it may be triggered by special

Bohanec, Marko

265

Evaluation of distributed hydrologic impacts of temperature-index and energy-based snow models  

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intercepts snow- fall, alters the snow/atmosphere energy exchange and reduces wind speed. Dense canopies tendEvaluation of distributed hydrologic impacts of temperature-index and energy-based snow models c l e i n f o Article history: Received 28 September 2012 Received in revised form 8 March 2013

Dozier, Jeff

266

Rethinking energy conservation via an evaluation of the heating system: A  

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Rethinking energy conservation via an evaluation of the heating system: A Case Study of Zilverling Intan Permatasari The purpose of this research is to study the heating system in Zilverling building and find some possibilities to conserve the energy. The first step of this research investigates the static

Vellekoop, Michel

267

Evaluating Fenestration Products for Zero-Energy Buildings: Issuesfor Discussion  

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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

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A combined graph theory and analytic hierarchy process approach for multicriteria evaluation of hydrogen energy systems  

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Hydrogen is a renewable energy source and has the potential to mitigate the green house gas effect and to meet the increasing global electricity demand. In the present study, a multicriteria methodology is developed by combining graph theory and analytic hierarchy process methods for the evaluation and selection of hydrogen energy systems. The hydrogen energy system alternatives are assessed with respect to economic, environmental, performance and social criteria by computing the hydrogen energy system preference index. A detailed procedure for determination of hydrogen energy system preference index is suggested. Two examples relating to hydrogen production processes and hydrogen energy technologies are cited in order to demonstrate and validate the effectiveness and flexibility of the proposed methodology. In each example, a list of all possible choices from the best to the worst alternatives is obtained taking into account different evaluation criteria.

Pramod B. Lanjewar; R.V. Rao; A.V. Kale

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation on energy and thermal performance for office building envelope in different climate zones of China  

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Abstract Effective evaluation on the thermal performance of envelope plays an important role towards the reduction of energy consumption for space cooling and heating. In order to calculate the energy consumption for cooling and heating and assess the whole energy efficiency of envelop designs, a new evaluation index on energy and thermal performance for office building envelop (EETPO) is put forward. Three cities of Shenyang, Wuhan and Guangzhou in China are selected for EETPO analysis, which represent the cold zone, hot summer cold winter zone and hot summer warm winter zone, respectively. The regression equations between EETPO and energy use for cooling/heating are studied in three cities, illustrations indicate that the regression lines fit extremely well and the algorithm is accurate and simple. According to the compulsory indices stipulated by standard (GB50189-2005), the maximum allowable values of EETPO are determined in three cities, the maximum \\{EETPOc\\} in cooling period is 1.750W/m3K in Wuhan and 1.733W/m3K in Guangzhou, the maximum \\{EETPOh\\} in heating period is 0.200W/m3K in Shenyang and 0.414W/m3K in Wuhan. This index and energy use calculation method can help designers to evaluate the whole energy and thermal performance of the proposed envelopes and analyze energy saving effects for different energy conservation measures.

Jinghua Yu; Liwei Tian; Xinhua Xu; Jinbo Wang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Solar energy system performance evaluation, July 1979 through June 1980  

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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

271

Evaluation of the Energy Saving Potential from Flue Gas Pressurization  

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details the impact of providing a can be recovered at .1 inch wc. The work of com 500 r----------------------, FLUE GAS TEMPERATURES 200 COUNTER FLOW 100 50 _~,,_ CO-FLOW RECUPERATORS 20 10 SPECIFIC ENERGY, Btu/IbM AIR rl'-h~A:--WORK OF 5... consideration for a convective heat flue gas is entrained, the two are mixed in a exchanger is l600?F for the convective portion of the mixing section, and pressure is then recovered in recuperation equipment. It is significant that for a a diffuser...

Stanton, E. H.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Evaluation of Global Onshore Wind Energy Potential and Generation Costs  

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(2)Where Et is the wind technical potential (kWh/year), A is the area of each grid cell (km(2)), ?1 is the availability factor, ?2 is the array efficiency, ? is average installed power density (MW km2), and ((A?)/(1.5)) represents the number of turbines (1.5 MW GE turbine) in a given grid cell. ... If wind is to play a large role, lower quality wind resources would need to be used, and a bias against the highest speed winds can be less important. ... EEA. Europes Onshore and Offshore Wind Energy Potential. ...

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

2012-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

273

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

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Ontarios Protocols for Evaluating the Energy and Bill Savings from Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs  

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. This paper focuses on how the protocols will help provide more transparent information to building owners about the net savings achieved by a particular energy efficiency investment and reviews the best methods available to estimate both gross and net energy...

Messenger, M.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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to areas where the resource is available (Martinot and Wallace, 2003). Wind and solar energy can offer options. 1. Methodology To evaluate solar and wind resource availability and the economic feasibility Policy, currently is senior public utilities analyst with the State of Delaware. 2 RREAD was developed

Delaware, University of

276

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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Smart (In-home) Power Scheduling for Demand Response on the Smart Grid  

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1 Smart (In-home) Power Scheduling for Demand Response on the Smart Grid Gang Xiong, Chen Chen consumption are part of demand response, which relies on varying price of electricity to reduce peak demand

Yener, Aylin

278

GreenDM: A Versatile Tiering Hybrid Drive for the Trade-Off Evaluation of Performance, Energy, and  

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GreenDM: A Versatile Tiering Hybrid Drive for the Trade-Off Evaluation of Performance, EnergyDM: A Versatile Tiering Hybrid Drive for the Trade-Off Evaluation of Performance, Energy, and Endurance by Zhichao There are trade-offs among performance, energy, and device endurance for storage systems. These trade-offs become

Zadok, Erez

279

Guidelines for preparing criticality safety evaluations at Department of Energy non-reactor nuclear facilities  

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This Department of Energy (DOE) is approved for use by all components of DOE. It contains guidelines that should be followed when preparing Criticality Safety Evaluations that will be used to demonstrate the safety of operations performed at DOE Non-Reactor Nuclear Facilities. Adherence with these guidelines will provide consistency and uniformity in Criticality Safety Evaluations (CSEs) across the complex and will document compliance with DOE Order 5480.24 requirements as they pertain to CSEs.

NONE

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Models and Tools for Evaluating Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Project Opportunities  

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

In this webinar, attendees will learn about the models and tools developed by DOE and its partners to assist Tribes in assessing renewable energy and energy efficiency project potential. The webinar is held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on May 27, 2015.

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

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

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

282

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

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of life-cycle assessment (LCA) is energy consumption, as iteconomic input-output (EIO) LCA, the methodology presentedincluded in process-based LCA. Because both EIO-LCA and the

Zhang, Teresa; Dornfeld, David

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

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

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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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DOE/EH-0545, Seismic Evaluation Procedure for Equipment in U.S. Department of Energy Facilities, 1997  

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

The guidance for DOE/EH-0545, Seismic Evaluation Procedure for Equipment in U.S. Department of Energy Facilities, March 1997

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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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Accelerating the convergence of the total energy evaluation in density functional theory calculations  

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Accelerating the convergence of the total energy evaluation in density functional theory.1063/1.2821101 I. INTRODUCTION Density functional theory DFT ,1,2 one of the most widely used first functional theory OO-DFT B. Zhou and Y. A. Wang, J. Chem. Phys. 124, 081107 2006 is that the second

Wang, Yan Alexander

287

Laboratory Evaluation of Fan-filter Units' Aerodynamic and Energy Performance  

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Laboratory Evaluation of Fan-filter Units' Aerodynamic and Energy Performance Tengfang Xu, Lawrence The paper discusses the benefits of having a consistent testing method to characterize aerodynamic applications. Optimizing aerodynamic performance in air recirculation systems appears to be one of useful

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Evaluation of the State Energy Conservation Program from program initiation to September 1978. Final report  

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The State Energy Conservation Program was established in 1975 to promote energy conservation and to help states develop and implement their own conservation programs. Base (5) and supplemental (3) programs required states to implement programs including: mandatory thermal-efficiency standards and insulation requirements for new and renovated buildings; mandatory lighting efficiency standards for public buildings; mandatory standards and policies affecting the procurement practices of the state and its political subdivisions; program measures to promote the availability and use of carpools, vanpools, and public transportation; a traffic law or regulation which permits a right turn-on-red; and procedures to carry out a continuing public education effort to increase awareness of energy conservation; procedures which promote effective coordination among local, state, and Federal energy conservation programs; and procedures for carrying out energy audits on buildings and industrial plants. All 50 states and Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the District of Columbia participated in the program. The total 1980 energy savings projected by the states is about 5.9 quadrillion Btu's or about 7% of the DOE projected 1980 baseline consumption of just under 83 quads. The detailed summary is presented on the following: information the SECP evaluation; DOE response to the SECP; DOE's role in the program management process; the effectiveness of the states in managing the SECP; the status of program measure implementation; innovative state energy conservation programs; and the evaluation methodology.

None

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

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

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

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Snohomish County Public Utilities District (the District or Snohomish PUD) provides electricity to about 325,000 customers in Snohomish County, Washington. The District has an incentive programs to encourage commercial customers to improve energy efficiency: the District partially reimburses the cost of approved retrofits if they provide a level of energy performance improvement that is specified by contract. In 2013 the District contracted with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to provide a third-party review of the Monitoring and Verification (M&V) practices the District uses to evaluate whether companies are meeting their contractual obligations. This work helps LBNL understand the challenges faced by real-world practitioners of M&V of energy savings, and builds on a body of related work such as Price et al. (2013). The District selected a typical project for which they had already performed an evaluation. The present report includes the District's original evaluation as well as LBNL's review of their approach. The review is based on the document itself; on investigation of the load data and outdoor air temperature data from the building evaluated in the document; and on phone discussions with Bill Harris of the Snohomish County Public Utilities District. We will call the building studied in the document the subject building, the original Snohomish PUD report will be referred to as the Evaluation, and this discussion by LBNL is called the Review.

Price, Phillip

2014-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Evaluation energy efficiency of bioconversion knot rejects to ethanol in comparison to other thermochemically pretreated biomass  

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Rejects from sulfite pulp mill that otherwise would be disposed of by incineration were converted to ethanol by a combined physicalbiological process that was comprised of physical refining and simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF). The energy efficiency was evaluated with comparison to thermochemically pretreated biomass, such as those pretreated by dilute acid (DA) and sulfite pretreatment to overcome recalcitrance of lignocelluloses (SPORL). It was observed that the structure deconstruction of rejects by physical refining was indispensable to effective bioconversion but more energy intensive than that of thermochemically pretreated biomass. Fortunately, the energy consumption was compensated by the reduced enzyme dosage and the elevated ethanol yield. Furthermore, adjustment of disk-plates gap led to reduction in energy consumption with negligible influence on ethanol yield. In this context, energy efficiency up to 717.7% was achieved for rejects, much higher than that of SPORL sample (283.7%) and DA sample (152.8%).

Zhaojiang Wang; Menghua Qin; J.Y. Zhu; Guoyu Tian; Zongquan Li

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of high-energy-efficiency powertrain approaches: the 1996 futurecar challenge  

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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

294

Gray theory based energy saving potential evaluation and planning for distribution networks  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract A systematic method is proposed to quantitatively evaluate the energy saving potential (ESP) combining a microscopic analysis and the macro statistics of the distribution network. An energy saving modification (ESM) investment planning model, constrained by the funds available, is developed based on the ESP evaluation method. In the model, the modification investment amount of each measure is set as a variable, and the core parameters including gray correlation coefficient, index inferior degree and loss reduction efficiency are obtained from gray correlation analysis. Given the investment constraints and weighting factors, the problem of energy saving investment allocation of the whole distribution system is solved within the fund constraint. An example shows that the proposed method is ideal for quantifying the loss reduction space and modification demand of distribution systems while improving the efficiency of investment for ESM.

Yong-Jun Zhang; Xi-Tian Zhang; Qin-Hao Li; Li Ran; Ze-Xiang Cai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Laboratory evaluation of fan/filter units' aerodynamic and energy performance  

SciTech Connect

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

296

Research on energy efficiency evaluation based on indicators for industry sectors in China  

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Abstract The so-called HierarchicalIndicator Comparison (HIC) method is introduced in this paper. It mainly serves for industrial energy conservation programs in China. A chemical industry named purified terephthalic acid (PTA) is used to outline this method. Two key points of the HIC method are the construction of energy efficiency indicators (EEI) system and the way to utilize indicators appropriately. After a brief review of EE evaluation methods in literature, the construction procedure of energy efficiency indicators (EEI) system for PTA industry is presented firstly. How to correct reference values for indicators according to non-comparable factors is discussed. Then, how to implement the HIC method based on EEI system is presented. Every indicator has its own advantages and disadvantages. Disadvantages of an indicator can be conquered by other indicators. With multiple indicators used together, more objective EE evaluation result can be obtained. Finally, some proposals for further work of this method are also presented.

Chenxi Song; Mingjia Li; Zhexi Wen; Ya-Ling He; Wen-Quan Tao; Yangzhe Li; Xiangyang Wei; Xiaolan Yin; Xing Huang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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,

298

Performance Modeling of Routing Dependability in Home Networks  

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detectors), energy management system (home appliances, heat, ventilation and air conditioning), the outdoor as promising technologies to revolutionize our lives. Specifically wireless sensors are considered fundamental devices (laptops, TVs, home theater, cameras, printers ...) as well as the body area network [2

Boutaba, Raouf

299

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":""}]}

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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.

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301

Evaluating interaction energies of weakly bonded systems using the Buckingham-Hirshfeld method  

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We present the finalized Buckingham-Hirshfeld method (BHD-DFT) for the evaluation of interaction energies of non-bonded dimers with Density Functional Theory (DFT). In the method, dispersion energies are evaluated from static multipole polarizabilities, obtained on-the-fly from Coupled Perturbed Kohn-Sham calculations and partitioned into diatomic contributions using the iterative Hirshfeld partitioning method. The dispersion energy expression is distributed over four atoms and has therefore a higher delocalized character compared to the standard pairwise expressions. Additionally, full multipolar polarizability tensors are used as opposed to effective polarizabilities, allowing to retain the anisotropic character at no additional computational cost. A density dependent damping function for the BLYP, PBE, BP86, B3LYP, and PBE0 functionals has been implemented, containing two global parameters which were fitted to interaction energies and geometries of a selected number of dimers using a bi-variate RMS fit. The method is benchmarked against the S22 and S66 data sets for equilibrium geometries and the S22x5 and S66x8 data sets for interaction energies around the equilibrium geometry. Best results are achieved using the B3LYP functional with mean average deviation values of 0.30 and 0.24 kcal/mol for the S22 and S66 data sets, respectively. This situates the BHD-DFT method among the best performing dispersion inclusive DFT methods. Effect of counterpoise correction on DFT energies is discussed.

Krishtal, A. [Fachbereich Chemie, Technische Universitt Kaiserslautern, Erwin Schrdinger Strae 52, D-67663 Kaiserslautern (Germany)] [Fachbereich Chemie, Technische Universitt Kaiserslautern, Erwin Schrdinger Strae 52, D-67663 Kaiserslautern (Germany); Van Alsenoy, C. [Department of Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B2610 Antwerp (Belgium)] [Department of Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B2610 Antwerp (Belgium); Geerlings, P. [Algemene Chemie, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels (Belgium)] [Algemene Chemie, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels (Belgium)

2014-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmentally-acceptable fossil energy site evaluation and selection: methodology and user's guide. Volume 1  

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This report is designed to facilitate assessments of environmental and socioeconomic impacts of fossil energy conversion facilities which might be implemented at potential sites. The discussion of methodology and the User's Guide contained herein are presented in a format that assumes the reader is not an energy technologist. Indeed, this methodology is meant for application by almost anyone with an interest in a potential fossil energy development - planners, citizen groups, government officials, and members of industry. It may also be of instructional value. The methodology is called: Site Evaluation for Energy Conversion Systems (SELECS) and is organized in three levels of increasing sophistication. Only the least complicated version - the Level 1 SELECS - is presented in this document. As stated above, it has been expressly designed to enable just about anyone to participate in evaluating the potential impacts of a proposed energy conversion facility. To accomplish this objective, the Level 1 calculations have been restricted to ones which can be performed by hand in about one working day. Data collection and report preparation may bring the total effort required for a first or one-time application to two to three weeks. If repeated applications are made in the same general region, the assembling of data for a different site or energy conversion technology will probably take much less time.

Northrop, G.M.

1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement Properties of the Groningen Frailty Indicator in Home-Dwelling andInstitutionalized Elderly People  

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Objectives To enable prevention of poor outcome in elderly people, a valid instrument is required to detect individuals at high risk. The concept of frailty is a better predictor than age alone. The Groningen Frailty Indicator (GFI) has been developed to identify frailty. We assessed feasibility, reliability, and construct validity of the self-assessment version of the GFI. Design Cross-sectional. Setting Community-based. Participants Home-dwelling and institutionalized elderly persons were included in the study (n= 353) who met the following inclusion criteria: persons 65 years and older who were able to fill out questionnaires. Measurements The feasibility of the GFI was assessed by determining the proportion of missing values per item. The internal consistency reliability of the GFI was established by calculating the KR-20. Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis tests were applied to assess discrimination between specific subgroups (known group validity). Convergent and discriminant validity was assessed using Spearman Rank correlations between GFI and diseases and disorders, case complexity, and health care needs (INTERMED), life satisfaction (Cantril Ladder of Life), activities of daily living (Katz), quality of life (EQ-5D), and mental health (SF-36). Finally, we used multivariate regression analyses to evaluate the cutoff score of the GFI (<4 versus ?4). Results A total of 296 (84%) of the participants completed all items of the GFI; the internal consistency was 0.68. The GFI yielded statistically significant GFI scores for subgroups (known group validity). The correlations for the convergent (range 0.45 to 0.61) and discriminant validity (range 0.08 to 0.50) were also as hypothesized. In contrast with nonfrail participants, frail older persons had higher levels of case complexity, disability, and lower quality of life and life satisfaction. Conclusions This study supports the feasibility, reliability, and validity of the self-assessment version of the GFI in home-dwelling and institutionalized elderly people.

Lilian L. Peters; Han Boter; Erik Buskens; Joris P.J. Slaets

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Super Energy Efficiency Design (S.E.E.D.) Home Evaluation  

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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

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Benefit/cost framework for evaluating modular energy storage : a study for the DOE energy storage systems program.  

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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

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Lower-Energy Energy Storage System (LEESS) Evaluation in a Full-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) (Presentation)  

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The cost of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) (e.g., Toyota Prius or Ford Fusion Hybrid) remains several thousand dollars higher than the cost of comparable conventional vehicles, which has limited HEV market penetration. The battery energy storage device is typically the component with the greatest contribution toward this cost increment, so significant cost reductions/performance improvements to the energy storage system (ESS) can improve the vehicle-level cost-benefit relationship, which would in turn lead to larger HEV market penetration and greater aggregate fuel savings. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) collaborated with a United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) Workgroup to analyze trade-offs between vehicle fuel economy and reducing the minimum energy requirement for power-assist HEVs. NREL's analysis showed that significant fuel savings could still be delivered from an ESS with much lower energy storage than previous targets, which prompted the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) to issue a new set of lower-energy ESS (LEESS) targets that could be satisfied by a variety of technologies, including high-power batteries or ultracapacitors. NREL has developed an HEV test platform for in-vehicle performance and fuel economy validation testing of the hybrid system using such LEESS devices. This presentation describes development of the vehicle test platform and in-vehicle evaluation results using a lithium-ion capacitor ESS-an asymmetric electrochemical energy storage device possessing one electrode with battery-type characteristics (lithiated graphite) and one with ultracapacitor-type characteristics (carbon). Further efforts include testing other ultracapacitor technologies in the HEV test platform.

Cosgrove, J.; Gonder, J.; Pesaran, A.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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 Transportations Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

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

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

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 Transportations Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

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

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Pollutant Control Index: A New Method of Characterizing Ventilation in Commercial Buildings." Proceedings of Indoor Air'

Lunden, Melissa

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Texas Renewable Energy Evaluation Software (TREES): A screening tool for economic assessment of renewable energy options  

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Screening software has been developed to assess the economic feasibility of renewable energy alternatives for applications in Texas. The renewable options include solar water heating and PV and wind for electric power generation. A range of hot water applications, from swimming pool heating to process heat are permitted, and PV and wind energy may be considered for either stand-alone or grid-connected use. The user inputs data such as application type, location, size of load, system cost, competing fuel cost, and discount rate. For the solar water heating options the software outputs the optimum collector area, life cycle savings compared to a conventional system, and a cost effectiveness index to assess economic feasibility. For the PV and wind options the software outputs life cycle savings, the average unit cost of delivered electricity, and a cost effectiveness index to assess economic feasibility. The software is designed as a screening tool, rather than design tool, and is developed for use with a spreadsheet program.

Vliet, G.C.; Hunn, B.D.; Kapileshwari, R. [Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States). Center for Energy Studies

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Environmental, economic, and energy impacts of material recovery facilities. A MITE Program evaluation  

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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

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Stimulating utilities to promote energy efficiency: Process evaluation of Madison Gas and Electric's Competition Pilot Program  

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This report describes the process evaluation of the design and implementation of the Energy Conservation Competition Pilot (hereafter referred to as the Competition), ordered by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) with a conceptual framework defined by PSCW staff for the Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) Company. This process evaluation documents the history of the Competition, describing the marketing strategies adopted by MGE and its competitors, customer service and satisfaction, administrative issues, the distribution of installed measures, free riders, and the impact of the Competition on MGE, its competitors, and other Wisconsin utilities. We also suggest recommendations for a future Competition, compare the Competition with other approaches that public utility commissions (PUCs) have used to motivate utilities to promote energy efficiency, and discuss its transferability to other utilities. 48 refs., 8 figs., 40 tabs.

Vine, E.; De Buen, O.; Goldfman, C.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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, 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.

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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.)

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Spearfish High School, Sparfish, South Dakota solar energy system performance evaluation, September 1980-June 1981  

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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

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Agent-Based Modleing of Power Plants Placement to Evaluate the Clean Energy Standard Goal  

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There is a political push for utilities to supply a specified share of their electricity sales from clean energy resources under the clean energy standard (CES). The goal is to achieve 80% clean energy by 2035. However, there are uncertainties about the ability of the utility industry to ramp up quickly even with the incentives that will be provided. Water availability from the streams is one of the major factors. The contiguous United States is divided into eighteen water regions, and multiple states share water from a single water region. Consequently, water usage decisions made in one state (located upstream of a water region that crosses multiple states) will greatly impact what is available downstream in another state. In this paper, an agent-based modeling approach is proposed to evaluate the clean energy standard goal for water-dependent energy resources. Specifically, using a water region rather than a state boundary as a bounding envelope for the modeling and starting at the headwaters, virtual power plants are placed based on the conditions that there is: (i) suitable land to site a particular power plant, (ii) enough water that meet regulatory guidelines within 20 miles of the suitable land, and (iii) a 20-mile buffer zone from an existing or a virtual power plant. The results obtained are discussed in the context of the proposed clean energy standard goal for states that overlap with one water region.

Omitaomu, Olufemi A [ORNL] [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation Report: OAS-M-11-01 | Department of Energy  

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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

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Natural Phenomena Hazards Design and Evaluation Criteria for Department of Energy Facilities  

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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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Company investments in home-PCs: realising business value through human resource development?  

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In Europe, companies are increasing their investments in home-PCs to employees for use at home. These investments are stimulated by tax regulations mainly driven by the assumption that these investments increase IT competence and competitiveness. However, ... Keywords: IT competence, business value, home-PCs, knowledge management

Tom Roar Eikebrokk; Bjrn Furuholt

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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American Society of Mammalogists Time-Tables in Home Range Usage by Gray Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis)  

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American Society of Mammalogists Time-Tables in Home Range Usage by Gray Squirrels (Sciurus to Journal of Mammalogy. http://www.jstor.org #12;GENERAL NOTES TIME-TABLESIN HOME RANGE USAGE reportthat free-ranginggray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) follow time-tables in usage of their home ranges

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Considering Side Effects in Service Interactions in Home Automation -an Online Approach  

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Considering Side Effects in Service Interactions in Home Automation - an Online Approach Michael, such as E-mail [4] and web-services [5], and more recently, within home automation [6­9]. #12;1.1 Service. FK9 4LA {mko,ehm}@cs.stir.ac.uk Abstract. The feature or service interaction problem within home net

Magill, Evan H.

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An Online Approach for the Service Interaction Problem in Home Automation  

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An Online Approach for the Service Interaction Problem in Home Automation Michael Wilson, Evan H. FK9 4LA {mew, ehm, mko}@cs.stir.ac.uk Abstract-- Home automation is maturing with the increased-mail [6] and web-services [7], the problem can be found within the home automation domain. This is when

Kolberg, Mario

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Characterization of Airborne Molds, Endotoxins, and Glucans in Homes in New Orleans after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita  

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...Airborne Molds, Endotoxins, and Glucans in Homes in New Orleans after Hurricanes Katrina...leading to extraordinary mold growth in homes. To characterize the potential risks of...molds and bacteria in New Orleans area homes. In October 2005, we collected air samples...

Carol Y. Rao; Margaret A. Riggs; Ginger L. Chew; Michael L. Muilenberg; Peter S. Thorne; David Van Sickle; Kevin H. Dunn; Clive Brown

2007-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Modeled and Measured Energy Savings in Existing All Electric Public Housing in the Pacific Northwest  

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This project analyzes the cost effectiveness of energy savings measures installed by a large public housing authority in Salishan, a community in Tacoma Washington. Research focuses on the modeled and measured energy usage of the first six phases of construction, and compares the energy usage of those phases to phase 7. Market-ready energy solutions were also evaluated to improve the efficiency of affordable housing for new and existing (built since 2001) affordable housing in the marine climate of Washington State.

Gordon, A.; Lubliner, M.; Howard, L.; Kunkle, R.; Salzberg, E.

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating Energy Savings in All-Electric Public Housing in the Pacific Northwest, Tacoma, Washington (Fact Sheet)  

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This project analyzes the cost effectiveness of energy savings measures installed by a large public housing authority in Salishan, a community in Tacoma Washington. Research focuses on the modeled and measured energy usage of the first six phases of construction, and compares the energy usage of those phases to phase 7. Market-ready energy solutions were also evaluated to improve the efficiency of affordable housing for new and existing (built since 2001) affordable housing in the marine climate of Washington State.

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2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Economics and the evaluation of publicly funded energy R and D  

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There are three major areas in which economics can contribute to the evaluation of federal R and D: assessment of net benefits, ex ante expected as well as ex post realized; tailoring of R and D portfolios to policy goals; and guiding the contractual organization of R and D production. Additionally, evaluation of R and D and scientific activity tend to be distinctly retrospective, principally because of the long lags between the initial production activity and the observability of consequences. Extending the purview of economic evaluation of R and D, they find ample opportunity for evaluation that can inform current R and D management practice. The conduct of R and D is organized through a series of explicit and implicit contracts designed to elicit long-term commitments by some agents while attempting to limit the commitment by others. It is natural to consider the efficiency with which R and D is conducted as a subject for economic inquiry, although in practice such inquiries generally are restricted to accounting exercises. In evaluating the efficiency with which R and D is done, the current ordinary practice is to look at labor rates and equipment and materials prices while considering quantities of those items as the principal instrument variables in an optimization problem (the authors conceptualization, not that of the typical review of an R and D project). The authors recommend the contractual structure and other elements of the incentive structure (pay and promotion) of R and D production as prime focal points for managerially useful economic evaluation. Non-economic motivations for funding public R and D, including energy R and D, are well known. The US will consider spending several billion dollars on an international space station, partly if not largely, to fund the peaceful employment of scientists from the Former Soviet Union. Nonetheless, it will be useful to understand the economics of the R and D programs even if other considerations play important roles in funding.

Jones, D.W.; Paik, I.K.

1998-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Automated Model Calibration Techniques for Residential Building Energy Simulation  

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This simulation study adapts and applies the general framework described in BESTEST-EX (Judkoff et al 2010) for self-testing residential building energy model calibration methods. BEopt/DOE-2.2 is used to evaluate four mathematical calibration methods in the context of monthly, daily, and hourly synthetic utility data for a 1960's-era existing home in a cooling-dominated climate. The home's model inputs are assigned probability distributions representing uncertainty ranges, random selections are made from the uncertainty ranges to define 'explicit' input values, and synthetic utility billing data are generated using the explicit input values. The four calibration methods evaluated in this study are: an ASHRAE 1051-RP-based approach (Reddy and Maor 2006), a simplified simulated annealing optimization approach, a regression metamodeling optimization approach, and a simple output ratio calibration approach. The calibration methods are evaluated for monthly, daily, and hourly cases; various retrofit measures are applied to the calibrated models and the methods are evaluated based on the accuracy of predicted savings, computational cost, repeatability, automation, and ease of implementation.

Robertson, J.; Polly, B.; Collis, J.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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and Renewable Energy Technology and Policy. Washington,Owns Renewable Energy Certificates? An Exploration of Policypolicies and supporting DR programs. Interest in renewable energy (

Vine, Edward

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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to inform projected energy and demand reductions in regionaldown to reflect energy and demand savings due to spillover (market and estimate the energy and demand savings associated

Vine, Edward

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California solar energy system performance evaluation, July 1980-June 1981  

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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 techniques, weather data, and sensor technology are presented. (LEW)

Wetzel, P.E.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Communication: Stochastic evaluation of explicitly correlated second-order many-body perturbation energy  

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A stochastic algorithm is proposed that can compute the basis-set-incompleteness correction to the second-order many-body perturbation (MP2) energy of a polyatomic molecule. It evaluates the sum of two-, three-, and four-electron integrals over an explicit function of electron-electron distances by a Monte Carlo (MC) integration at an operation cost per MC step increasing only quadratically with size. The method can reproduce the corrections to the MP2/cc-pVTZ energies of H{sub 2}O, CH{sub 4}, and C{sub 6}H{sub 6} within a few mE{sub h} after several million MC steps. It circumvents the resolution-of-the-identity approximation to the nonfactorable three-electron integrals usually necessary in the conventional explicitly correlated (R12 or F12) methods.

Willow, Soohaeng Yoo [Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States) [Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Center for Superfunctional Materials, Department of Chemistry, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784 (Korea, Republic of); Zhang, Jinmei; Valeev, Edward F., E-mail: evaleev@vt.edu [Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 (United States); Hirata, So, E-mail: sohirata@illinois.edu [Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States) [Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan)

2014-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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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.  

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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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Emerging WiFi Direct technique in home area networks for Smart Grid: Power consumption and outage performance  

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Abstract Considering the power saving potential of the emerging WiFi Direct technique, we evaluate the performance of WiFi Direct technique in Home Area Networks (HANs) for Smart Grid communication from two aspects: power consumption and downlink outage performance. By modeling the traffic intensity and the number of working devices in a dynamic HAN as a Markov chain, the power consumption of the dynamic HAN with Power Saving Mechanism (PSM) and the conventional static HAN with Continuous Active Mode (CAM) are evaluated and compared. On the other hand, the probability density function (PDF) of the signal to interference and noise ratio (SINR) for the active user connected in the HAN is derived from the amplitude distribution property of the classical indoor SalehValenzuela (SV) channel. The numerical results show that WiFi Direct technique not only improves the power saving in the HAN for Smart Grid, but also enhances the reliability of HAN communications for Smart Grid.

Zhuo Li; Qilian Liang; Xiuzhen Cheng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of distributed building thermal energy storage in conjunction with wind and solar electric power generation  

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Abstract Energy storage is often seen as necessary for the electric utility systems with large amounts of solar or wind power generation to compensate for the inability to schedule these facilities to match power demand. This study looks at the potential to use building thermal energy storage as a load shifting technology rather than traditional electric energy storage. Analyses are conducted using hourly electric load, temperature, wind speed, and solar radiation data for a 5-state central U.S. region in conjunction with simple computer simulations and economic models to evaluate the economic benefit of distributed building thermal energy storage (TES). The value of the TES is investigated as wind and solar power generation penetration increases. In addition, building side and smart grid enabled utility side storage management strategies are explored and compared. For a relative point of comparison, batteries are simulated and compared to TES. It is found that cooling TES value remains approximately constant as wind penetration increases, but generally decreases with increasing solar penetration. It is also clearly shown that the storage management strategy is vitally important to the economic value of TES; utility side operating methods perform with at least 75% greater value as compared to building side management strategies. In addition, TES compares fairly well against batteries, obtaining nearly 90% of the battery value in the base case; this result is significant considering TES can only impact building thermal loads, whereas batteries can impact any electrical load. Surprisingly, the value of energy storage does not increase substantially with increased wind and solar penetration and in some cases it decreases. This result is true for both TES and batteries and suggests that the tie between load shifting energy storage and renewable electric power generation may not be nearly as strong as typically thought.

Byron W. Jones; Robert Powell

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Evaluation of a High Speed Flywheel for an Energy Cache System  

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A flywheel energy cache system (FECS) is a mechanical battery that can charge/discharge electricity by converting it into the kinetic energy of a rotating flywheel, and vice versa. Compared to a chemical battery, a FECS has great advantages in durability and lifetime, especially in hot or cold environments. Design simulations of the FECS were carried out to clarify the effects of the composition and dimensions of the flywheel rotor on the charge/discharge performance. The rotation speed of a flywheel is limited by the strength of the materials from which it is constructed. Three materials, carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP), Cr-Mo steel, and a Mg alloy were examined with respect to the required weight and rotation speed for a 3 MJ (0.8 kWh) charging/discharging energy, which is suitable for an FECS operating with a 35 kW photovoltaic device in an ordinary home connected to a smart grid. The results demonstrate that, for a stationary 3 MJ FECS, Cr-Mo steel was the most cost-effective, but also the heaviest, Mg-alloy had a good balance of rotation speed and weight, which should result in reduced mechanical loss and enhanced durability and lifetime of the system, and CFRP should be used for applications requiring compactness and a higher energy density. Finally, a high-speed prototype FW was analyzed to evaluate its fundamental characteristics both under acceleration and in the steady state.

J Haruna; K Murai; J Itoh; N Yamada; Y Hirano; T Fujimori; T Homma

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EVALUATION METHODOLOGY FOR PROLIFERATION RESISTANCE AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION OF GENERATION IV NUCLEAR ENERGY SYSTEMS: AN OVERVIEW.  

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This paper provides an overview of the methodology approach developed by the Generation IV International Forum Expert Group on Proliferation Resistance & Physical Protection for evaluation of Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection robustness of Generation IV nuclear energy systems options. The methodology considers a set of alternative systems and evaluates their resistance or robustness to a collection of potential threats. For the challenges considered, the response of the system to these challenges is assessed and expressed in terms of outcomes. The challenges to the system are given by the threats posed by potential proliferant States and sub-national adversaries on the nuclear systems. The characteristics of the Generation IV systems, both technical and institutional, are used to evaluate their response to the threats and determine their resistance against the proliferation threats and robustness against sabotage and theft threats. System response encompasses three main elements: (1) System Element Identification. The nuclear energy system is decomposed into smaller elements (subsystems) at a level amenable to further analysis. (2) Target Identification and Categorization. A systematic process is used to identify and select representative targets for different categories of pathways, within each system element, that actors (proliferant States or adversaries) might choose to use or attack. (3) Pathway Identification and Refinement. Pathways are defined as potential sequences of events and actions followed by the proliferant State or adversary to achieve its objectives (proliferation, theft or sabotage). For each target, individual pathway segments are developed through a systematic process, analyzed at a high level, and screened where possible. Segments are connected into full pathways and analyzed in detail. The outcomes of the system response are expressed in terms of PR&PP measures. Measures are high-level characteristics of a pathway that include information important to the evaluation methodology users and to the decisions of a proliferant State or adversary. They are first evaluated for segments and then aggregated for complete pathways. Results are aggregated as appropriate to permit pathway comparisons and system assessment. The paper highlights the current achievements in the development of the Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection Evaluation Methodology. The way forward is also briefly presented together with some conclusions.

BARI, R.; ET AL.

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MARKAL-MACRO -- An integrated energy-environmental-economic decision tool: Evaluation of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Green Lights/Energy Star Buildings Programs  

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The MARKAL-MACRO model is used to evaluate the cost effectiveness and market potential in Taiwan for technologies which are promoted by the US Environmental Protection Agency Green Lights and Energy Star Buildings Programs. Comparative analysis of the model results show that these technologies are economically more competitive than conventional technologies and are projected to be dominant in the market place in meeting retrofit and future energy demands in commercial buildings under least-cost energy planning strategies.

Lee, J.C.; Goldstein, G.A. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Linkey, E. [Environmental Protection Agency, New York, NY (United States); Huang, J.I. [InfoLink, Inc., Taipei (Taiwan, Province of China)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENERGY CONVERSION, VOL. 15, NO. 4, DECEMBER 2000 433 An Approach to Evaluate the General Performance of  

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a detailed economical analysis (cost benefit study) for the generating unit. Of particular interestIEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENERGY CONVERSION, VOL. 15, NO. 4, DECEMBER 2000 433 An Approach to Evaluate systems based on available wind/solar and load data. The model is useful for evaluating the performance

LaMeres, Brock J.

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Review of Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches Used to Estimate the Load Impacts and Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Programs  

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Public and private funding for end-use energy efficiency actions is expected to increase significantly in the United States over the next decade. For example, Barbose et al (2009) estimate that spending on ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs in the U.S. could increase from $3.1 billion in 2008 to $7.5 and 12.4 billion by 2020 under their medium and high scenarios. This increase in spending could yield annual electric energy savings ranging from 0.58% - 0.93% of total U.S. retail sales in 2020, up from 0.34% of retail sales in 2008. Interest in and support for energy efficiency has broadened among national and state policymakers. Prominent examples include {approx}$18 billion in new funding for energy efficiency programs (e.g., State Energy Program, Weatherization, and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants) in the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Increased funding for energy efficiency should result in more benefits as well as more scrutiny of these results. As energy efficiency becomes a more prominent component of the U.S. national energy strategy and policies, assessing the effectiveness and energy saving impacts of energy efficiency programs is likely to become increasingly important for policymakers and private and public funders of efficiency actions. Thus, it is critical that evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) is carried out effectively and efficiently, which implies that: (1) Effective program evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) methodologies and tools are available to key stakeholders (e.g., regulatory agencies, program administrators, consumers, and evaluation consultants); and (2) Capacity (people and infrastructure resources) is available to conduct EM&V activities and report results in ways that support program improvement and provide data that reliably compares achieved results against goals and similar programs in other jurisdictions (benchmarking). The National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (2007) presented commonly used definitions for EM&V in the context of energy efficiency programs: (1) Evaluation (E) - The performance of studies and activities aimed at determining the effects and effectiveness of EE programs; (2) Measurement and Verification (M&V) - Data collection, monitoring, and analysis associated with the calculation of gross energy and demand savings from individual measures, sites or projects. M&V can be a subset of program evaluation; and (3) Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) - This term is frequently seen in evaluation literature. EM&V is a catchall acronym for determining both the effectiveness of program designs and estimates of load impacts at the portfolio, program and project level. This report is a scoping study that assesses current practices and methods in the evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V) of ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs, with a focus on methods and practices currently used for determining whether projected (ex-ante) energy and demand savings have been achieved (ex-post). M&V practices for privately-funded energy efficiency projects (e.g., ESCO projects) or programs where the primary focus is greenhouse gas reductions were not part of the scope of this study. We identify and discuss key purposes and uses of current evaluations of end-use energy efficiency programs, methods used to evaluate these programs, processes used to determine those methods; and key issues that need to be addressed now and in the future, based on discussions with regulatory agencies, policymakers, program administrators, and evaluation practitioners in 14 states and national experts in the evaluation field. We also explore how EM&V may evolve in a future in which efficiency funding increases significantly, innovative mechanisms for rewarding program performance are adopted, the role of efficiency in greenhouse gas mitigation is more closely linked, and programs are increasingly funded from multiple sources often with multiple program administrators and in

Messenger, Mike; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Golemboski, Bill; Goldman, Charles A.; Schiller, Steven R.

2010-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Development of an energy evaluation methodology to make multiple predictions of the HVAC&R system energy demand for office buildings  

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Abstract HVAC&R systems are the most energy consuming building services, representing approximately half of the final energy use in the building sector. Despite their significant energy use, there is a lack of a consistent and homogeneous framework to efficiently guide research, mainly due to the complexity and variety of HVAC&R systems, but also to insufficient rigor in their energy analysis. Quantifying the energy consumption characteristics of HVAC&R system is complicated, because the energy savings provided by this system depend on various factors. This research evaluates energy consumption characteristics of HVAC&R systems, with the aim of establishing a common idea for the analysis of building energy efficiency. The objective of this study is to develop an energy evaluation methodology and a simple simulation program that may be used by engineers and designers to assess the effectiveness and economic benefits of HVAC&R systems. Our approach deals with the concept of HVAC&R system energy use aggregation levels that are composed of subsystems. To carry out a techno-economical estimation of HVAC&R systems considering different types of subsystems, the matrix combination analyzed, and a total of 960 HVAC&R systems can be implemented for a large-scale office building. The methodology of energy analysis that was carried out in this study highlights how to plan and design toward utilizing the most effective HVAC&R systems.

Jinkyun Cho; Seungho Shin; Jonghurn Kim; Hiki Hong

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Page not found | Department of Energy  

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71 - 18080 of 31,917 results. 71 - 18080 of 31,917 results. Download Risk Management RM This tool is the process of continuous and iterative identification and control of project risks and opportunities. Risks can be technical, financial, or programmatic. The goal for the risk... http://energy.gov/em/downloads/risk-management-rm Article National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Every October, the Department of Energy joins the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and others across the country in support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the "Stop. Think. Connect." campaign. This year marks the tenth year of the cybersecurity awareness campaign. http://energy.gov/cio/articles/national-cybersecurity-awareness-month Rebate TVA Partner Utilities- In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program

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City of Tallahassee Innovative Energy Initiatives  

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The City of Tallahassee's Innovative Energy Initiatives program sought, first, to evaluate customer response and acceptance to in-home Smart Meter-enabled technologies that allow customers intelligent control of their energy usage. Additionally, this project is in furtherance of the City of Tallahassee's ongoing efforts to expand and enhance the City's Smart Grid capacity and give consumers more tools with which to effectively manage their energy consumption. This enhancement would become possible by establishing an "operations or command center" environment that would be designed as a dual use facility for the City's employees - field and network staff - and systems responsible for a Smart Grid network. A command center would also support the City's Office of Electric Delivery and Energy Reliability's objective to overcome barriers to the deployment of new technologies that will ensure a truly modern and robust grid capable of meeting the demands of the 2151 century.

Wilder, Todd; Moragne, Corliss L.

2014-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

344

Evaluating preproduction prototypes of new energy-efficiency products in realistic test beds is an essential step before market  

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enables more cost-effective determination of energy-saving opportunities and ongoing verification. · The greatest barrier preventing wider use of geothermal (ground-source) heat pumps is high initial cost. Two 3Evaluating preproduction prototypes of new energy-efficiency products in realistic test beds

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

345

U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, 2013 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report (Book)  

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The fiscal year (FY) 2013 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (AMR), in conjunction with DOE's Vehicle Technologies Office AMR, was held from May 13-16, 2013, at the Crystal City Marriott and Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. This report is a summary of comments by AMR peer reviewers about the hydrogen and fuel cell projects funded by DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).

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2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Hydrogen production from methane and solar energy Process evaluations and comparison studies  

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Abstract Three conventional and novel hydrogen and liquid fuel production schemes, i.e. steam methane reforming (SMR), solar SMR, and hybrid solar-redox processes are investigated in the current study. H2 (and liquid fuel) productivity, energy conversion efficiency, and associated CO2 emissions are evaluated based on a consistent set of process conditions and assumptions. The conventional SMR is estimated to be 68.7% efficient (HHV) with 90% CO2 capture. Integration of solar energy with methane in solar SMR and hybrid solar-redox processes is estimated to result in up to 85% reduction in life-cycle CO2 emission for hydrogen production as well as 99122% methane to fuel conversion efficiency. Compared to the reforming-based schemes, the hybrid solar-redox process offers flexibility and 6.58% higher equivalent efficiency for liquid fuel and hydrogen co-production. While a number of operational parameters such as solar absorption efficiency, steam to methane ratio, operating pressure, and steam conversion can affect the process performances, solar energy integrated methane conversion processes have the potential to be efficient and environmentally friendly for hydrogen (and liquid fuel) production.

Feng He; Fanxing Li

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Evaluation of utility residential energy conservation programs: A Pacific Northwest example  

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This paper describes a detailed quantitative evaluation of the Residential Weatherization Pilot Program, operated by the Bonneville Power Administration from 1980 through 1982. The program provided free energy audits to more than 6000 electrically-heated homes and gave zero-interest loans to weatherize almost 4000 of these audited homes. The total cost of the program was almost $8 million. Using actual electricity consumption records for program participants and nonparticipants, we calculated the energy-saving effect of the pilot program in several ways and always reached the same conclusion. Households that received an audit and weatherization loan reduced their annual electricity consumption by about 3500 kWh relative to what they would have done without the program: this 3500 kWh is the saving that can be directly attributed to the program. Using a simple net present worth approach, we computed program benefits and costs for participating households, the BPA power system, and the Pacific Northwest region as a whole. Under a wide range of assumptions concerning discount rate, years until the weatherization loan is repaid, program energy saving, and BPA's marginal cost of power, the program is economically attractive from all three perspectives.

Eric Hirst; Benson Bronfman; Richard Goeltz; John Timble; David Lerman; Kenneth Keating

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Saving public resources: Tips for conserving energy and water in home and landscapes  

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- scape, and capture and reuse water,? Harris said. ?We want families to learn how to use water wisely and efficiently.? For more information about water conserva- tion and rainwater harvesting, visit http://fcs. tamu... system for using the rain- water as drinking water in his home. For every 1 inch of rainfall, about 6 gallons of water are collected per square foot of roof area, he said. The main components needed to set up a rainwater harvesting system are: 1...

Supercinski, Danielle

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

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

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or unusually high heating oil prices in Massachusetts versusgas, and home heating oil prices averaged over the previousgas than in heating oil prices. There is a strong seasonal

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

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

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

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exceeds 0.93. For heating oil prices, the lowest correlationfor weather and heating oil prices. 6. Estimation resultsor unusually high heating oil prices in Massachusetts versus

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

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

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

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the Effects of Electricity Price Changes on Californiafacing typical electricity prices in Massachusetts or aand maximum electricity price), these high expenditure

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

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

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

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

This report summarizes the key opportunities, gaps, and barriers identified in the national laboratory white papers.

353

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

oil prices show a similar increase in the later years of the sample, but show a much less pronounced seasonal cycle

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

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Experimental evaluation of 350 MHz RF accelerator windows for the low energy demonstration accelerator  

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Radio frequency (RF) windows are historically a point where failure occurs in input power couplers for accelerators. To obtain a reliable, high-power, 350 MHz RF window for the Low Energy Demonstration Accelerator (LEDA) project of the Accelerator Production of Tritium program, RF windows prototypes from different vendors were tested. Experiments were performed to evaluate the RF windows by the vendors to select a window for the LEDA project. The Communications and Power, Inc. (CPI) windows were conditioned to 445 kW in roughly 15 hours. At 445 kW a window failed, and the cause of the failure will be presented. The English Electronic Valve, Inc. (EEV) windows were conditioned to 944 kW in 26 hours and then tested at 944 kW for 4 hours with no indication of problems.

Cummings, K.; Rees, D.; Roybal, W. [and others

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Baker Construction, Cincinnati, Ohio. Solar energy system performance evaluation, October 1980-May 1981  

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The Baker Construction site is a single family residence in Ohio with a passive solar heating system, which consists of 302 square feet of 62 degree sloped greenhouse glazing, a 35,500-pound concrete mass wall, 10,400-pound concrete slab floor, 20 phase change storage rods, six 1-kW electric baseboard heaters, and a wood stove. A solar fraction of 55% is reported. Also the solar savings ratio and conventional fuel savings are given. The performance of the greenhouse collector subsystem, the heat storage subsystem, and the space heating subsystem are summarized as well as total system performance. Energy savings and weather data are also included. The design of the system, performance evaluation techniques, and sensor technology are also presented. (LEW)

Spears, J.W.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Evaluating Solar Resource Data Obtained from Multiple Radiometers Deployed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Preprint  

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Solar radiation resource measurements from radiometers are used to predict and evaluate the performance of photovoltaic and concentrating solar power systems, validate satellite-based models for estimating solar resources, and advance research in solar forecasting and climate change. This study analyzes the performance of various commercially available radiometers used for measuring global horizontal irradiances (GHI) and direct normal irradiances (DNI). These include pyranometers, pyrheliometers, rotating shadowband irradiometers, and a pyranometer with a shading ring deployed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (SRRL). The radiometers in this study were deployed for one year (from April 1, 2011, through March 31, 2012) and compared to measurements from radiometers with the lowest values of estimated measurement uncertainties for producing reference GHI and DNI.

Habte, A.; Sengupta, M.; Andreas, A.; Wilcox, S.; Stoffel, T.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Porous media experience applicable to field evaluation for compressed air energy storage  

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A survey is presented of porous media field experience that may aid in the development of a compressed air energy storage field demonstration. Work done at PNL and experience of other groups and related industries is reviewed. An overall view of porous media experience in the underground storage of fluids is presented. CAES experience consists of site evaluation and selection processes used by groups in California, Kansas, and Indiana. Reservoir design and field evaluation of example sites are reported. The studies raised questions about compatibility with depleted oil and gas reservoirs, storage space rights, and compressed air regulations. Related experience embraces technologies of natural gas, thermal energy, and geothermal and hydrogen storage. Natural gas storage technology lends the most toward compressed air storage development, keeping in mind the respective differences between stored fluids, physical conditions, and cycling frequencies. Both fluids are injected under pressure into an aquifer to form a storage bubble confined between a suitable caprock structure and partially displaced ground water. State-of-the-art information is summarized as the necessary foundation material for field planning. Preliminary design criteria are given as recommendations for basic reservoir characteristics. These include geometric dimensions and storage matrix properties such as permeability. Suggested ranges are given for injection air temperature and reservoir pressure. The second step in developmental research is numerical modeling. Results have aided preliminary design by analyzing injection effects upon reservoir pressure, temperature and humidity profiles. Results are reported from laboratory experiments on candidate sandstones and caprocks. Conclusions are drawn, but further verification must be done in the field.

Allen, R.D.; Gutknecht, P.J.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

An approach for evaluating the market effects of energy efficiency programs  

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of a particular energy efficiency market, both within andefforts in any energy efficiency market. For example, in theseek to transform markets for energy efficiency products and

Vine, Edward; Prahl, Ralph; Meyers, Steve; Turiel, Isaac

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

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

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce.

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A PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF IMPINGEMENT AND ENTRAINMENT BY OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (OTEC) PLANTS  

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Assessment, Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) ProgramOcean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), U.S. Department offor Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) plants. Argonne,

Sullivan, S.M.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Life of Sugar: Developing Lifecycle Methods to Evaluate the Energy and Environmental Impacts of Sugarcane Biofuels  

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2006). Ethanol Can Contribute to Energy and Environmental2003). The energy balance of corn ethanol revisited. . . . -Ethanol GHG Greenhouse Gases GREET Greenhouse Gas, Regulated Emissions and Energy

Gopal, Anand Raja

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Four-State Residential Retrofit and Energy Labeling Project: Process Evaluation and Results Webinar  

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

The State Energy Offices in Alabama, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Washington recently completed a multi-year residential energy efficiency pilot program funded by a competitive State Energy Program...

363

Preliminary evaluation of a concept using microwave energy to improve an adsorption-based, natural gas clean-up process  

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This report describes the results of a preliminary evaluation performed to: (1) determine if microwave energy could be used to regenerate a zeolite adsorbent and (2) to evaluate the feasibility of using microwave energy to improve the desorption phase of a pressure swing adsorption process applied to upgrading natural gas (methane) contaminated with nitrogen. Microwave regeneration was evaluated by comparing the adsorption characteristics of a zeolite preconditioned by heating under vacuum to the characteristics of the same zeolite after various lengths of exposure to microwave energy. The applicability of microwave regeneration to natural gas cleanup was evaluated by measuring the rise in adsorbent temperature resulting from the microwave exposure. Microwave energy consumed by heating the adsorbent is not productive and must therefore be minimal for a process to be economically viable. Exposure of the methane-saturated chabazite for 2 minutes to microwave energy effectively regenerated the adsorbent, but resulted in a 75{degrees}F (42{degrees}C) rise in adsorbent temperature. This temperature rise indicates that the concept is unacceptable for natural gas processing due to excessive energy consumption.

Grimes, R.W.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Review of Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches Used to Estimate the Load Impacts and Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Programs  

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LBNL-3277E LBNL-3277E ERNEST ORLANDO LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY Review of Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches Used to Estimate the Load Impacts and Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Programs Mike Messenger*, Ranjit Bharvirkar*, Bill Golemboski*, Charles A. Goldman**, Steven R. Schiller*** *Itron, Inc., **Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, ***Schiller Consulting, Inc. Environmental Energy Technologies Division April 2010 The work described in this report was funded by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE); Permitting, Siting, and Analysis Division of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02- 05CH11231. Disclaimer This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United

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

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

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

366

Technology roadmaps: An evaluation of their success in the renewable energy sector  

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Strategy literature has highlighted success factors for technology roadmaps (TRMs). However, as roadmaps have evolved from traditional, single organisation roadmaps, towards multiple organisation, sector level roadmaps their objectives and success criteria have also changed. This paper develops a set of roadmap evaluation metrics, firmly focussed on evaluating the level of success of a roadmap based on whether its objectives have been translated into actions or policies by the target organisation, and uses them to analyse four renewable energy roadmaps to determine the success factors for developing a contemporary multi-organisation roadmap. The analysis revealed a number of success factors distinctly different from those for traditional roadmaps. The study concludes that, alongside the traditional TRM, a new type of roadmap has emerged, whose principal aim is political persuasion. These roadmaps are written by multiple organisations, often at the sector level, to persuade governments that they should implement the actions and recommendations set out. As a result of the emergence of this new type of roadmap, new metrics and guidance are required for roadmap construction compared to traditional roadmaps.

Henry Jeffrey; Jonathan Sedgwick; Charles Robinson

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Summary of results from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory`s vehicle evaluation data collection efforts  

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The U.S. DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory conducted a data collection project for light-duty, alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) for about 4 years. The project has collected data on 10 vehicle models (from the original equipment manufacturers) spanning model years 1991 through 1995. Emissions data have also been collected from a number of vehicles converted to natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Most of the vehicles involved in the data collection and evaluation are part of the General Services Administration`s fleet of AFVs. This evaluation effort addressed the performance and reliability, fuel economy, and emissions of light- duty AFVs, with comparisons to similar gasoline vehicles when possible. Driver-reported complaints and unscheduled vehicle repairs were used to assess the performance and reliability of the AFVs compared to the comparable gasoline vehicles. Two sources of fuel economy were available, one from testing of vehicles on a chassis dynamometer, and the other from records of in-service fuel use. This report includes results from emissions testing completed on 169 AFVs and 161 gasoline control vehicles.

Whalen, P.; Kelly, K.; Motta, R.; Broderick, J.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy Challenge Home Program Certification of Production Builders  

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The purpose of this project was to evaluate integrated packages of advanced measures in individual test homes to assess their performance with respect to Building America Program goals, specifically compliance with the DOE Challenge Home Program. BSC consulted on the construction of five test houses by three Cold Climate production builders in three separate US cities. BSC worked with the builders to develop a design package tailored to the cost-related impacts for each builder. Therefore, the resulting design packages do vary from builder to builder. BSC provided support through this research project on the design, construction and performance testing of the five test homes. Overall, the builders have concluded that the energy related upgrades (either through the prescriptive or performance path) represent reasonable upgrades. The builders commented that while not every improvement in specification was cost effective (as in a reasonable payback period), many were improvements that could improve the marketability of the homes and serve to attract more energy efficiency discerning prospective homeowners. However, the builders did express reservations on the associated checklists and added certifications. An increase in administrative time was observed with all builders. The checklists and certifications also inherently increase cost due to: 1. Adding services to the scope of work for various trades, such as HERS Rater, HVAC contractor; 2. Increased material costs related to the checklists, especially the EPA Indoor airPLUS and EPA WaterSense(R) Efficient Hot Water Distribution requirement.

Kerrigan, P.; Loomis, H.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Energy performance evaluation of fishing vessels by fuel mass flow measuring system  

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A new fuel consumption monitoring system was set up for research purpose in order to evaluate the energy performance of fishing vessels under different operating conditions. The system has been tested on two semi-pelagic pair trawlers in the Adriatic Sea with an engine power of around 900kW, and with length overall of around 30m. Both vessels work with a gear of similar design and size, the differences between the two vessels are in the propeller design and the hull material: the first with a controllable pitch propeller (CPP) and a metal hull, the second with a fixed pitch propeller (FPP) and a wooden hull. The fuel monitoring system conceived at CNR-ISMAR Ancona (Italy) consists of two mass flow sensors, one multichannel recorder and one GPS data logger. The working time duration, the vessel speed, the total fuel consumption and the instant fuel rate were logged by the system. A typical commercial round trip for a semi-pelagic trawler consists of several fishing operations (steaming, trawling sailing, etc.). Fuel consumption rate and vessel speed data were used to identify energy performance under different vessel-operating conditions. The highest fuel demands were during the trawling (130l/h at 4.4kn) and the steaming (100130l/h at 11kn) phases. Fuel savings of up to 15% could be obtained by reducing the navigation speed of half a knot.

Antonello Sala; Francesco De Carlo; Gabriele Buglioni; Alessandro Lucchetti

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Evaluation of pretreatment methods for lignocellulosic ethanol production from energy cane variety L 79-1002  

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Abstract Approximately half of the 80 billion tons of crop produced annually around the world remains as residue that could serve as a renewable resource to produce valuable products such as ethanol and butanol. Ethanol produced from lignocellulosic biomass is a promising renewable alternative to diminishing oil and gas liquid fuels. Sugarcane is an important industry in Louisiana. The recently released variety of energy cane has great potential to sustain a competitive sugarcane industry. It has been demonstrated that fuel-grade ethanol can be produced from post harvest sugarcane residue in the past, but optimized ethanol production was not achieved. Optimization of the fermentation process requires efficient pretreatment to release cellulose and hemicellulose from lignocellulosic complex of plant fiber. Determining optimal pretreatment techniques for fermentation is essential for the success of lignocellulosic ethanol production process. The purpose of this study was to evaluate three pretreatment methods for the energy cane variety L 79-1002 for maximum lignocellulosic ethanol production. The pretreatments include alkaline pretreatment, dilute acid hydrolysis, and solid-state fungal pretreatment process using brown rot and white rot fungi. Pretreated biomass was enzymatically saccharified and subjected to fermentation using a recombinant Escherichia coli FBR5. The results revealed that all pretreatment processes produced ethanol. However, the best result was observed in dilute acid hydrolysis followed by alkaline pretreatment and solid-state fungal pretreatment.

V. Sri Harjati Suhardi; Bijeta Prasai; David Samaha; Raj Boopathy

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Driving change : evaluating strategies to control automotive energy demand growth in China ; Evaluating strategies to control automotive energy demand growth in China .  

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??As the number of vehicles in China has relentlessly grown in the past decade, the energy demand, fuel demand and greenhouse gas emissions associated with (more)

Bonde kerlind, Ingrid Gudrun

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Application of surface energy measurements to evaluate moisture susceptibility of asphalt and aggregates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

is assessed using surface energy measurements and dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA). Surface energy is defined as the energy needed to create a new unit surface area of material in vacuum condition. Surface energy measurements are used to compute the adhesive...

Zollinger, Corey James

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

373

Life of Sugar: Developing Lifecycle Methods to Evaluate the Energy and Environmental Impacts of Sugarcane Biofuels  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

2003). The energy balance of corn ethanol revisited. . . . -Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emission Impacts of Different Corn

Gopal, Anand Raja

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Evaluation Report: OAS-L-15-03 | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Energy Regulatory Commission's Unclassified Cybersecurity Program - 2014 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is an independent agency within the Department...

375

Indoor Levels of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Homes with or without Wood Burning for Heating  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Indoor Levels of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Homes with or without Wood Burning for Heating ... One wood-burning home had a boiler located in a shelter outside the house and was excluded from the study. ... The concentrations of BaP in the wood-burning homes (0.52 ng/m3) were within the range reported for an American home during operation of different airtight wood stoves (20) and for seven homes during wood burning in airtight wood stoves (21). ...

Pernilla Gustafson; Conny stman; Gerd Sllsten

2008-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

376

Solar and Energy Loan Fund Receives $300,000 Community Reinvestment...  

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

Solar and Energy Loan Fund Receives 300,000 Community Reinvestment Act Loan to Invest in Home Energy Upgrades Solar and Energy Loan Fund Receives 300,000 Community Reinvestment...

377

U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program 2013 Annual Merit Review (AMR) and Peer Evaluation Report  

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AND DELIVERY AND DELIVERY FY 2013 Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report | 7 2013 - Hydrogen Production and Delivery Summary of Annual Merit Review of the Hydrogen Production and Delivery Program Summary of Reviewer Comments on the Hydrogen Production and Delivery Program: This review session evaluated hydrogen production and delivery research and development (R&D) activities in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The hydrogen production projects reviewed represented a diverse portfolio of technologies to produce hydrogen from renewable energy sources. Production project sub-categories included water electrolysis, solar-driven thermochemical cycles, photoelectrochemical (PEC) direct water splitting, and biological hydrogen

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Energy Star Lighting Verification Program (Program for the Evaluation and Analysis of Residential Lighting)  

SciTech Connect

The Program for the Evaluation and Analysis of Residential Lighting (PEARL) is a watchdog program. It was created in response to complaints received by utility program managers about the performance of certain Energy Star lighting products being promoted within their service territories and the lack of a self-policing mechanism within the lighting industry that would ensure the reliability of these products and their compliance with ENERGY STAR specifications. To remedy these problems, PEARL purchases and tests products that are available to the consumers in the marketplace. The Lighting Research Center (LRC) tests the selected products against the corresponding Energy Star specifications. This final report summarizes the experimental procedure and results of all cycles (Cycles 1 through 8) of PEARL program from the beginning of year 2000 to the end of 2007, along with the description of apparatus used, equipment calibration process, experimental methodology, and research findings from the testing. In each cycle of PEARL program, PEARL Board selects a list of Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) and Residential Lighting Fixture (RLF) models that are Energy Star qualified. In Cycle 5, Cycle 7, and Cycle 8, no fixture models were selected. After that PEARL sponsors procure product samples for each selected model from different stores and locations in the retail market and send them to LRC for testing. LRC then receive and select the samples, and test them against Energy Star specifications. After the testing LRC analyze and report the results to PEARL Board. Totally 185 models of CFL and 52 models of RLF were tested in PEARL program. Along with the evolution of the Energy Star specifications from year 2000 to 2003, parameters that were required by Energy Star changed during the eight years of PEARL program. The testing parameters and number of samples tested in PEARL program also changed during this time. For example, in Cycle 1, three samples of each models were tested for their photometric and electrical parameters only; in Cycle 2, 1000-hour Lumen Maintenance and the Rapid Cycle Stress Test was added and an additional set of six samples of each models were tested for Rapid Cycle Stress Test. Also, Cycle 2 data analysis included the testing and verification results against both the 'then existing' specification dated 2000 and the 'then new' specification dated 8/9/2001. In Cycle 3, Lumen Maintenance at 40% life was added and the number of samples for photometric and electrical testing was increased to five. In Cycle 6, the number of samples for photometric and electrical testing increased again to ten so that five of them were tested in base-up position and five in base-down position. A total of 2375 CFL samples were tested in PEARL program, out of the more than 3000 CFL samples that were purchased for the testing purpose of this program.

Conan O'Rourke; Yutao Zhou

2007-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

379

Evaluation of energy deposition and secondary particle production in proton therapy of brain using a slab head phantom  

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AbstractAim Evaluation of energy deposition of protons in human brain and calculation of the secondary neutrons and photons produced by protons in proton therapy. Background Radiation therapy is one of the main methods of treating localized cancer tumors. The use of high energy proton beam in radiotherapy was proposed almost 60 years ago. In recent years, there has been a revival of interest in this subject in the context of radiation therapy. High energy protons suffer little angular deflection and have a well-defined penetration range, with a sharp increase in the energy loss at the end of their trajectories, namely the Bragg peak. Materials and methods A slab head phantom was used for the purpose of simulating proton therapy in brain tissue. In this study simulation was carried out using the Monte Carlo MCNPX code. Results By using mono energetic proton pencil beams, energy depositions in tissues, especially inside the brain, as well as estimating the neutron and photon production as a result of proton interactions in the body, together with their energy spectra, were calculated or obtained. The amount of energy escaped from the head by secondary neutrons and photons was determined. Conclusions It was found that for high energy proton beams the amount of escaped energy by neutrons is almost 10 times larger than that by photons. We estimated that at 110MeV beam energy, the overall proton energy leaked from the head by secondary photons and neutrons to be around 1%.

Sayyed Bijan Jia; Mohammad Hadi Hadizadeh; Ali Asghar Mowlavi; Mahdy Ebrahimi Loushab

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Evaluating direct energy savings and market transformation effects: A decade of technical design assistance in the northwestern USA  

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This paper documents the direct energy savings and energy efficiency market transformation impacts of a multi-state design assistance program in the northwestern US. The paper addresses four specific aims. (1) It provides a conservative and justified estimate of the direct energy savings associated with design assistance activities of a market transformation program from 2001 to 2010. (2) It provides a rigorous methodology to evaluate direct energy savings associated with design assistance market transformation programs. (3) It provides a low-cost replicable method to predict energy savings in new buildings by evaluating the integrated design process. (4) It provides quantitative indicators useful for estimating indirect energy savings from market transformation. Applying the recommended analysis method and assuming a 12-year measure life, the direct energy savings of the population (626 buildings; 51,262,000ft2) is estimated as 45.3aMW (average megawatts) (electric), and 265,738.089therms (non-electric). If the entire program budget were divided into the electric savings only, the Lab Network cost per kWh saved ranged from $0.0016 to $0.003 using the recommended method and $0.0092/kWh using the most conservative method. These figures do not isolate contextual influences or represent total resource cost. Statistically significant correlations (r2=0.1?0.3) between integrated design scores and energy savings are reported.

Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg; G.Z. Brown; Heather Burpee; Ery Djunaedy; Gunnar Gladics; Jeff Kline; Joel Loveland; Christopher Meek; Harshana Thimmanna

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

ENERGY IMPACTS OF ENERGY AND INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY RETROFITS OF APARTMENTS IN CALIFORNIA  

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apartments to energy use changes of control apartments, total measured savings of gas energy plus site.S. is implementing many energy retrofits in homes with the goal of reducing building energy consumption and carbon1 ENERGY IMPACTS OF ENERGY AND INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY RETROFITS OF APARTMENTS IN CALIFORNIA

382

The Integration of Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Demand Response and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for Evaluators and Planners  

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Manual for Measurement and Verification of Demand ReductionEvaluation, Measurement, and Verification of Electricitys (ISO-NE) measurement and verification (M&V) manual for

Vine, Edward

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Cooling energy demand evaluation by means of regression models obtained from dynamic simulations  

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of energy and CO2 emitter in the EU and is the major energy consumer of the EU's total final energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Buildings account for 40­45% of energy consumption in Europe and China (and estimation of the energy consumption is very difficult. So, we need precise and easy to use support tools

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

384

An approach for evaluating the market effects of energy efficiency programs  

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planning for 2009-2011 energy efficiency and beyond, OctoberCal- ifornia long-term energy efficiency strategic plan. San2000 summer study on energy efficiency in buildings, 6.179-

Vine, Edward; Prahl, Ralph; Meyers, Steve; Turiel, Isaac

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Evaluating a Social Media Application for Conserving Energy and Improving Operations in Commercial Buildings  

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partners are meeting net-zero energy goals. Centerline,from meeting net-zero or ultra-low energy targets (for net-zero goals, the percentage of building energy

Lehrer, David R.; Vasudev, Janani; Kaam, Soazig

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

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

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modeled energy use intensity (EUI), which is the energy usefor the modeled whole-building EUI is 111 kBtu/ft2 -yr. Theis excluded). The mean EUI based on the energy bills is 124

Diamond, Rick

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Life of Sugar: Developing Lifecycle Methods to Evaluate the Energy and Environmental Impacts of Sugarcane Biofuels  

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42 The Capital-Energy Composite Sub-Tree (Source: [McDougallThe Capital-Energy Composite Sub-Tree (Source: [McDougalldetailed the capital-energy composite sub-tree is. This was

Gopal, Anand Raja

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Determination of Baselines for Evaluation and Promotion of Energy Efficiency in Wastewater Treatment Facilities  

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Wastewater treatment plants are one of the largest energy consumers managed by the public sector. As plants expand in the future to accommodate population growth, energy requirements will substantially increase. Thus, implementation of energy...

Chow, S. A.; Ganji, A. R.; Fok, S.

389

Evaluation of an Incremental Ventilation Energy Model for Estimating Impacts of Air Sealing and Mechanical Ventilation  

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associated change in energy demand of homes. The IVE modelmodels that calculate energy demand by solving a series ofand (b) the change in energy demand resulting in a change in

Logue, Jennifer M.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

EIA Energy Kids - Energy Kids: Energy Information Administration  

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Information Administration - Energy Kids Information Administration - Energy Kids ENTER KEYWORDS Energy Kids: Energy Information Administration What Is Energy? » Energy Basics Forms of Energy Laws of Energy Sources of Energy Energy Units Basics Energy Calculators Periodic Table Energy Sources » Nonrenewable Oil (petroleum) Natural Gas Coal Uranium (nuclear) Renewable Biomass Geothermal Hydropower Solar Wind Electricity Science of Electricity Electricity in the U.S. Hydrogen Recent Statistics Using & Saving Energy » Energy Use Basics Energy and the Environment Greenhouse Gases In Homes In Commercial Buildings In Industry For Transportation Saving Energy Recycling History of Energy » Energy Timelines Coal Electricity Ethanol Geothermal Hydropower Municipal Solid Waste Natural Gas Nuclear Oil (petroleum) Photovoltaic Solar Thermal

391

IMPACT OF THE SUN PATCH ON HEATING AND COOLING POWER EVALUATION: APPLIED TO A LOW ENERGY CELL  

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IMPACT OF THE SUN PATCH ON HEATING AND COOLING POWER EVALUATION: APPLIED TO A LOW ENERGY CELL A we study the impact of the incoming radiation through a window (sun patch) on the heating and cooling demand. Existing studies have shown that not considering the sun patch and fast climatic variations

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

392

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

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

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

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Evaluation Report: OAS-M-14-01 | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Energy Regulatory Commission's Unclassified Cyber Security Program - 2013 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is an independent agency within the Department...

394

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

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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of EnergyEfficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is developing a theory-basedapproach to impact evaluation that could be used by its deploymentprograms for evaluating energy savings and market effects with credibleattribution of impacts (DOE forthcoming). The purpose of this paper is todescribethe framework and its research design. The framework alsoprovides information for program improvement in a consistent andstructured manner. It joins Everett Rogers' diffusion of innovationtheory with logic models to examine linkages between program activities,target audiences, behavioral and institutional changes, and energysavings or adoption of cleaner energy sources. Using the framework'stemplates, a program can describe its outcome goals and program logic, aswell as identify key outcome questions and indicators (metrics).Evaluators could use the framework to understand where to look within theprogram logic for measured outcomes such as sales or adopted technologiesand practices. Finally, by using the framework a causal link between theprogram and outcomes can be tested and alternative explanationsinvestigated.

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

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Energy conservation and CO2 emission reduction in China's 11th Five-Year Plan: A performance evaluation  

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Abstract In the 11th Five-Year Plan (FYP) (20052010), the Chinese Government initiated a series of energy-saving and emission reduction policies in many key fields in response to environmental pollution and climate change. This paper quantitatively evaluates the performance of energy conservation and CO2 emission reduction in this period, the impact of these policies and potentials, by integrating the contributions of energy conversion efficiency and energy utilization efficiency improvement, industrial restructuring, fuel mix shift and renewable energy development in a unified framework, as a first attempt to introduce energy conversion efficiency improvement into a decomposition approach. Comprehensive and specific policies are summarized as a policy list to be investigated. The results show that energy intensity and conversion efficiency effects were mainly responsible for driving down energy consumption, by 637.4Mtce and 85.4Mtce respectively, and they reduced CO2 emissions by 1345.3Mt and 243.8Mt respectively due to a significant improvement in the 11th FYP period. Most of the contributions made by the conversion efficiency effect (94%) come from thermal power generation, and the emission coefficient effect reduced CO2 emissions by 17.4Mt through developing renewable energy. Economic growth is still the biggest driver of energy consumption and increasing emissions, while industrial restructuring and fuel mix shift effects contributed relatively little. Developing renewable energy and promoting economic restructuring to limit the increase of energy-intensive sectors are still the main challenges and the next policy focus to achieve the targets for energy saving and carbon emission reduction in the 12th Five-Year Plan.

Jin-Hua Xu; Ying Fan; Song-Min Yu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Evaluating the barriers to specific industrial energy efficiency measures: an exploratory study in small and medium-sized enterprises  

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Abstract Industrial energy efficiency has raised to the top of European energy policy agenda, and particular efforts should be placed to tackle the barriers to energy efficiency of small and non-energy intensive industrial users. To enhance the adoption rate of a specific industrial energy efficiency measure, it is crucial to properly evaluate the barriers. Without a proper level of detail considering both the measure's specificity and the evaluation's perspective company managers are hampered when making investment decisions, and policymakers are prevented from developing the most effective policies. The paper aims at highlighting that the value of a given intervention-dependent barrier may differ when evaluating it at the company level, by technology area, or with respect to a specific measure. To achieve this objective, an exploratory investigation of Italian small and medium-sized enterprises into the metalworking sector has been performed with respect to selected cross-cutting technologies. Although general barriers appear as most relevant at the company level, large differences appear when considering intervention-dependent barriers by technology area as well as at the energy efficiency measure level. The research presents innovative results, as the literature and policymakers have not accounted so far for how the value of barriers can effectively vary with respect to a single measure, but have only considered barriers at company level. Additionally, the paper highlights that differences can be appreciated when evaluating the intervention-dependent barriers according to some firm characteristics (i.e. size, production complexity, and innovativeness). The study concludes with suggestions for policymakers as well as industrial decision-makers.

Enrico Cagno; Andrea Trianni

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

An Energy-Oriented Evaluation of Buffer Cache Algorithms Using Parallel I/O Workloads  

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utilize these energy-aware devices. As we explore different management schemes under five real-world--Memory energy consumption, cache replacement algorithms, parallel I/O, cluster storage. ? 1 INTRODUCTION of power consumption. The energy breakdown measured on a real server shows that the memory energy

Zhu, Yifeng

398

Evaluation and recommendations for the Department of Energy-Farmers Home Administration small-town energy-planning grant program  

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DOE funded several small-town energy planning projects, through the Farmer's Home Administration (FmHA) Area Development Assistance Planning Grant Program. DOE intended that this program should: (1) encourage community energy planning and the development of Integrated Community Energy Systems (ICES) and (2) provide a testing ground for the technologies and planning methods developed by its Buildings and Community Systems Division. FmHA intended that the joint program should further the development of rural areas and make DOE expertise available to grant recipients doing energy planning. All grantees under this joint program endeavored to define their local energy problems and to find local solutions. However, the resulting energy cost savings were not always impressive, and generally they were not very well documented. Lack of implementation power, lack of focus, and inability to generate local financial support for projects and further planning were the main reasons for this performance. The lack of sufficient documentation could be the result of DOE's failure to require a standardized and systematic accounting of grantees' accomplishments. The recommended changes in the scope-of-work requirements suggested in this report would cause grantees to focus their energy-planning activities so as to increase local financial support. The appendixes give a standardized format by which grantees would account for the energy savings and production made possible by their planning efforts.

Cannon, T.; Kron, N. Jr.

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) - A critical evaluation by LCA and recommendations for improvement  

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LEED): A critical evaluation by LCA and recommendations forimprovement. Int J LCA 12 (special issue 1) 46-57. LifeLEED) A critical evaluation by LCA and recommendations for

Humbert, Sebastien; Abeck, Heike; Bali, Nishil; Horvath, Arpad

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

The Study of New Energy Electric Automobile Project Feasibility Degree Evaluation Method  

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In this paper, we combine the status of electric vehicle with its development and future trends. ... ,and give priority to objective evaluation, built electric vehicle project feasible degree evaluation index sys...

Kefei Wang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Development and Update of Models for Long-Term Energy and GHG Impact Evaluation  

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2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

402

Building America Case Study: Low-Cost Evaluation of Energy Savings at the Community Scale, Fresno, California (Fact Sheet)  

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A new construction pilot community was constructed by builder-partner Wathen-Castanos Hybrid Homes (WCHH) based on a single occupied test house that was designed to achieve greater than 30% energy savings with respect to the House Simulation Protocols (Hendron, Robert; Engebrecht, Cheryn (2010). Building America House Simulation Protocols. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory.). Builders face several key problems when implementing a whole-house systems integrated measures package (SIMP) from a single test house into multiple houses. Although a technical solution already may have been evaluated and validated in an individual test house, the potential exists for constructability failures at the community scale. This report addresses factors of implementation and scalability at the community scale and proposes methodologies by which community-scale energy evaluations can be performed based on results at the occupied test house level. Research focused on the builder and trade implementation of a SIMP and the actual utility usage in the houses at the community scale of production. Five occupants participated in this community-scale research by providing utility bills and information on occupancy and miscellaneous gas and electric appliance use for their houses. IBACOS used these utility data and background information to analyze the actual energy performance of the houses. Verification with measured data is an important component in predictive energy modeling. The actual utility bill readings were compared to projected energy consumption using BEopt with actual weather and thermostat set points for normalization.

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2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

The Oil Security Metrics Model: A Tool for Evaluating the Prospective Oil Security Benefits of DOE's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy R&D Programs  

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Energy technology R&D is a cornerstone of U.S. energy policy. Understanding the potential for energy technology R&D to solve the nation's energy problems is critical to formulating a successful R&D program. In light of this, the U.S. Congress requested the National Research Council (NRC) to undertake both retrospective and prospective assessments of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Energy Efficiency and Fossil Energy Research programs (NRC, 2001; NRC, 2005). ("The Congress continued to express its interest in R&D benefits assessment by providing funds for the NRC to build on the retrospective methodology to develop a methodology for assessing prospective benefits." NRC, 2005, p. ES-2) In 2004, the NRC Committee on Prospective Benefits of DOE's Energy Efficiency and Fossil Energy R&D Programs published a report recommending a new framework and principles for prospective benefits assessment. The Committee explicitly deferred the issue of estimating security benefits to future work. Recognizing the need for a rigorous framework for assessing the energy security benefits of its R&D programs, the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) developed a framework and approach for defining energy security metrics for R&D programs to use in gauging the energy security benefits of their programs (Lee, 2005). This report describes methods for estimating the prospective oil security benefits of EERE's R&D programs that are consistent with the methodologies of the NRC (2005) Committee and that build on Lee's (2005) framework. Its objective is to define and implement a method that makes use of the NRC's typology of prospective benefits and methodological framework, satisfies the NRC's criteria for prospective benefits evaluation, and permits measurement of that portion of the prospective energy security benefits of EERE's R&D portfolio related to oil. While the Oil Security Metrics (OSM) methodology described in this report has been specifically developed to estimate the prospective oil security benefits of DOE's R&D programs, it is also applicable to other strategies and policies aimed at changing U.S. petroleum demand.

Greene, David L [ORNL; Leiby, Paul Newsome [ORNL

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Impact evaluation of the energy retrofits installed in the Margolis high-rise apartment building, Chelsea housing authority  

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As part of a joint demonstration effort involving HUD, DOE, a local public housing authority and Boston Edison, an evaluation of energy and demand saving retrofits was conducted for a tall, residential, low-income building located in Boston. The thirteen story building underwent window, lighting, and heating system control renovations in December, 1992. The success of these retrofits was determined using monthly and hourly whole-building consumption data along with a calibrated DOE-2.1D energy simulation model. According to the model developed, post-retrofit conditions showed reductions in annual energy consumption of 325 MWh and in peak demand of 100 kW. These savings resulted in an annual energy cost savings of $28,000. Over 90% of energy and cost savings were attributed to the window retrofit. Interaction of the reduction in lighting capacity with the building`s electric resistance heating system reduced the potential for energy and demand savings associated with the lighting retrofit. Results from the hourly simulation model also indicate that night setbacks controlled by the energy management system were not implemented. An additional 32 MWh in energy savings could be obtained by bringing this system on-line, however peak demand would be increased by 40 kW as the morning demand for space heat is increased, with a net loss in cost savings of $2,500.

Abraham, M.M.; McLain, H.A.; MacDonald, J.M.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Evaluation of hard-rock-cavern construction methods for compressed-air energy storage: Final report  

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This report presents the results of construction cost and schedule estimates for caverns mined in hard rock for 100-MW and 220-MW compressed air energy storage (CAES) plants with 10 hours storage capacity and using either water-compensated cavern operation with constant turbine-inlet pressure operation on uncompensated cavern operation with sliding turbine-inlet pressure operation. The estimates are made for caverns mined by large-parallel-tunnel methods and by room-and-pillar methods. The results indicate that, for the cavern sizes involved, the room-and-pillar method is cost-competitive with the large-parallel-tunnel methods, but the method requires marginally more construction time. The largest cavern size in the estimates may, however, be approaching the size where the room-and-pillar method may no longer be competitive. The technical feasibility of water curtains for preventing or minimizing leakage of air from CAES hard-rock caverns is evaluated, and construction cost and schedule estimates are made for uncompensated caverns. It is concluded that the performance of water curtains is dependent upon the accuracy of the values of site specific variables and assumptions utilized in the design. A method is presented for assessing if a water curtain may be economical for a compensated CAES cavern. Such an assessment for a water curtain for an uncompensated CAES cavern is more complex and beyond the scope of this study. Also, a program for testing the operation of a water curtain in conjunction with an air-storage cavern operation is proposed. For the specific cavern sizes considered in this report, the estimated water-curtain construction costs and times for the uncompensated room-and-pillar caverns are found to be greater than for the uncompensated large-parallel-tunnel caverns. 11 refs., 18 figs., 19 tabs.

Thrasher, J.E.; Lange, R.B.

1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Evaluation of wind energy potential and electricity generation at five locations in Jordan  

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Abstract Evaluation of the wind power from the knowledge of the mean monthly wind speeds of a typical year, and for five different locations in Jordan is analyzed and assessed. In addition, an investigation into the feasibility of using five different wind turbines of different rated power ranging from 100kW to 3000kW at each location to be employed in wind farms is examined. The data of the wind speeds over five years are fitted to the Weibull distribution, which is most frequently used and most appropriate, describing frequency distribution for wind moving over Jordan. The annual mean values of the wind speed and the frequency distributions were found for the five locations studied; Ras-Moneef, Azraq south; Safawi, Queen Alia Airport and Aqaba Airport. The locations included the eastern desert regions where wide plain lands are economically feasible to be used for wind farms. It is apparent from the results of the analysis that the highly promising sites of having good wind energy potential are Aqaba and Ras-Moneef, whereas, the desert sites of Safawi and Azraq South have only moderate potential and Queen Alia Airport have a lower potential. The annual mean values of the wind speed and power density of the observed and theoretical distributions are 5.5ms?1 and 160Wm?2 for Ras Moneef, 4.0ms?1 and 175Wm?2 for Azraq South, 4.5ms?1 and 94Wm?2 for Safawi, 3.13ms?1 and 31Wm?2 for Queen Alia Airport and 6.0ms?1 and 215Wm?2 for Aqaba Airport, respectively.

Handri D. Ammari; Saad S. Al-Rwashdeh; Mohammad I. Al-Najideen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Techno-economic evaluation of hybrid energy storage technologies for a solarwind generation system  

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Huazhong University of Science and Technology is planning to establish a hybrid solarwind generation dynamic simulation laboratory. Energy storage technologies will be vital to this system for load leveling, power quality control and stable output. In this paper, the technical feasibility of energy storage technologies for renewable intermittent sources like wind and solar generation is analyzed. Furthermore, the different combination modes of energy storage technologies are proposed. The involved energy storage technologies include superconducting magnetic energy storage systems (SMESs), flywheels (FWs), electrochemical super-capacitors (SCs) and redox flow batteries (RFBs). Based on that, the economic analysis of hybrid energy storage technologies is conducted.

L. Ren; Y. Tang; J. Shi; J. Dou; S. Zhou; T. Jin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

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

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

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2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Evaluation and compilation of DOE [Department of Energy] waste package test data; Biannual report, February 1988--July 1988  

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This report summarizes evaluations by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of Department of Energy (DOE) activities on waste packages designed for containment of radioactive high-level nuclear waste (HLW) for the six month period February 1988 through July 1988. Activities for the DOE Materials Characterization Center are reviewed for the period January 1988 through June 1988. A summary is given of the Yucca Mountain, Nevada disposal site activities. Short discussions relating to the reviewed publications are given and complete reviews and evaluations are included. 20 refs., 1 fig., 1 tab.

Interrante, C.; Escalante, E.; Fraker, A.; Plante, E.

1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Evaluation of energy efficiency standards for residential clothes dryers in the USA  

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This article describes the analysis of monetary and energy savings attributable to various energy efficiency levels considered as potential US federal standards ... cost-effective for nearly one fifth of US households

Alex Lekov; Victor Franco; Steve Meyers

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Evaluating and Monitoring Energy Conservation in Multibuilding Clusters with Statistical Models  

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A standardized method for modeling energy consumption in mixed clusters of residential and commercial buildings is described. The basic approach is to delineate energy consumption along three dimensions: time, day-length, and temperature...

Darwin, R. F.; Mazzucchi, R. P.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Evaluation of Residual Stresses in the Bulk of Materials by High Energy Synchrotron Diffraction  

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High energy synchrotron diffraction is introduced as a new ... for residual stress analysis in the bulk of materials. It is shown that energy dispersive measurements are sufficiently precise so that...?4...can be...

W. Reimers; M. Broda; G. Brusch; D. Dantz

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Evaluation of residual stresses in the bulk of materials by high energy synchrotron diffraction  

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High energy synchrotron diffraction is introduced as a new ... for residual stress analysis in the bulk of materials. It is shown that energy dispersive measurements are sufficiently precise so that...?4...can be...

W. Reimers; M. Broda; G. Brusch; D. Dantz

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Energy Technologies Evaluated against Climate Targets Using a Cost and Carbon Trade-off Curve  

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Over the next few decades, severe cuts in emissions from energy will be required to meet global climate-change mitigation goals. ... These quantities also change with the capacity factor, which depends upon the availability of the renewable energy resource (for renewable energy conversion) and the electricity demand profile (for dispatchable power). ...

Jessika E. Trancik; Daniel Cross-Call

2013-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

415

Energy-Aware Prefetching for Parallel Disk Systems Algorithms, Models, and Evaluation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

system grows, the energy consumed by the I/O system often becomes a large part of the total cost significantly reduce energy consumption in parallel disk systems by up to 50 percent. In addition, we of ownership [16]. Reducing the energy costs of operating these large-scale disk I/O systems often becomes one

Qin, Xiao

416

Evaluation of supply potential of energy crops in Japan considering cases of improvement of crop productivity  

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Energy crops are not presently major energy resources as energy crops are more expensive than fossil fuels at present. However, energy crops may become important energy resources in the future. In this study, the authors discuss the availability of energy crops in Japan. The supply potential of energy crops produced on unused arable land is estimated at 0.12EJyr?1 and that of secondary crops for bioenergy is estimated at 0.12EJyr?1 in Japan. However, it is difficult to utilize the supply potential considering the low food-self-sufficiency ratio and the high costs of crops in Japan. In addition, the authors analyze the supply potential of energy crops produced on surplus arable land in Japan in cases of biomass productivity increment. The supply potential of energy crops is formulated into 0.12A (EJyr?1), where A means the index of productivity increment ( A = 1.0 at present). On the other hand, in the case of every crop productivity increment, the supply potential of energy crops is formulated into 1.44A1.32 (EJyr?1). When it is assumed that the ratio is 2.0, the supply potential in the latter case is 1.44EJyr?1, which is equivalent to about 7% of the total primary energy supply in Japan. When it is assumed that the ratio is 2.0 in the latter case in the world, the supply potential of energy crops is 435EJyr?1, which exceeds the total primary energy supply in the world. It is difficult to improve the productivity of every crop. However, if the improvement is realized, energy crops will become one of the major energy resources in Japan and in the world.

Hiromi Yamamoto; Yukihiko Matsumura; Shigeki Sawayama

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Oil Security Metrics Model: A Tool for Evaluating the Prospective Oil Security Benefits of DOE's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy R&D Programs  

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505 505 The Oil Security Metrics Model: A Tool for Evaluating the Prospective Oil Security Benefits of DOE's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy R&D Programs May 2006 David L. Greene Corporate Fellow Paul N. Leiby Senior Research Staff DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY Reports produced after January 1, 1996, are generally available free via the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Information Bridge: Web site: http://www.osti.gov/bridge Reports produced before January 1, 1996, may be purchased by members of the public from the following source: National Technical Information Service 5285 Port Royal Road Springfield, VA 22161 Telephone: 703-605-6000 (1-800-553-6847) TDD: 703-487-4639 Fax: 703-605-6900 E-mail: info@ntis.fedworld.gov

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New York Power Authority`s energy-efficient refigerator program for the New York City Housing Authority - savings evaluation  

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The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) are replacing refrigerators in New York City public housing with new, highly energy-efficient models over a five-year period. This report describes the analysis of the energy cost savings achieved through the replacement of 20,000 refrigerators in 1996, the first year of the NYPA/NYCHA program. The NYPA/NYCHA project serves as the lynchpin of a larger program designed to offer energy-efficient appliances to housing authorities across the country. The national program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE). Starting with the 1997 refrigerator contract, this program invites other housing authorities to join NYPA in its volume purchase of energy-efficient refrigerators, at the same price and terms available to NYPA. Through these volume purchases, DOE`s ENERGY STAR{reg_sign} Partnerships program hopes to encourage appliance manufacturers to bring more efficient appliances to the market and to provide volume purchasers with the per-unit price savings of a bulk purchaser. DOE asked the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to establish a protocol for evaluating the savings achieved with the NYPA refrigerators. That protocol is summarized in this report.

Pratt, R.G.; Miller, J.D.

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Li2MnSiO4 Cathode | Department of Energy  

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11 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation es018belharouak2011p.pdf More Documents & Publications Search...

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Evaluation of design options for improving the energy efficiency of an environmentally safe domestic refrigerator-freezer  

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In order to reduce greenhouse emissions from power plants and respond to regulatory actions arising from the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA), several design options were investigated for improving the energy efficiency of a conventionally designed, domestic refrigerator-freezer. The options, such as improved cabinet insulation and high-efficiency compressor and fans, were incorporated into a prototype refrigerator-freezer cabinet and refrigeration system to produce a unit that is superior from an environmental viewpoint due to its lower energy consumption and the use of refrigerant HFC-134a as a replacement for CFC-12. Baseline energy performance of the original 1993 production refrigerator-freezer, along with cabinet heat load and compressor calorimeter test results, were extensively documented to provide a firm basis for experimentally measured energy savings. A detailed refrigerator system computer model was used to evaluate the energy savings for several design modifications that, collectively, could achieve a targeted energy consumption of 1.00 kWh/d for a 20 ft{sup 3} (570 l) top-mount, automatic-defrost, refrigerator-freezer. The energy consumption goal represents a 50% reduction in the 1993 NAECA standard for units of this size. Following the modeling simulation, laboratory prototypes were fabricated and tested to experimentally verify the analytical results and aid in improving the model in those areas where discrepancies occurred. While the 1.00 kWh/d goal was not achieved with the modifications, a substantial energy efficiency improvement of 22% (1.41 kWh/d) was demonstrated using near-term technologies. It is noted that each improvement exacts a penalty in terms of increased cost or system complexity/reliability. Further work on this project will analyze cost-effectiveness of the design changes and investigate alternative, more-elaborate, refrigeration system changes to further reduce energy consumption.

Vineyard, E.A.; Sand, J.R. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Bohman, R.H.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Provides $140.3 Million to Low-Income Families...  

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grants to 31 states and the Navajo Nation to make energy efficiency improvements in homes of low-income families; weatherization can reduce an average home's energy costs by...

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Department of Energy Provides Nearly $112 Million to Low-Income...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

grants to 30 states and the Navajo Nation to make energy efficiency improvements in homes of low-income families. Weatherization can reduce an average home's energy costs by...

423

Chapter 7, Refrigerator Recycling Evaluation Protocol: The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures  

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7: Refrigerator 7: Refrigerator Recycling Evaluation Protocol Doug Bruchs and Josh Keeling, The Cadmus Group, Inc. Subcontract Report NREL/SR-7A30-53827 April 2013 The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures 7 - 1 Chapter 7 - Table of Contents 1 Measure Description .............................................................................................................. 2 2 Application Conditions of Protocol ....................................................................................... 3 3 Savings Calculations .............................................................................................................. 4 4 Gross Savings......................................................................................................................... 5

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Study on Performance Verification and Evaluation of District Heating and Cooling System Using Thermal Energy of River Water  

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September 16, 2014 NIKKEN SEKKEI Research Institute Naoki Takahashi Study on Performance Verification and Evaluation of District Heating and Cooling System Using Thermal Energy of River Water ESL-IC-14-09-19 Proceedings of the 14th International... of the 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Beijing, China, September 14-17, 2014 District heating and cooling system in Nakanoshima 4 Characteristics of heat supply plant in Nakanoshima district -River water is utilized as heat...

Takahashi,N.; Niwa, H.; Kawano,M.; Koike,K.; Koga,O.; Ichitani, K.; Mishima,N.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 6, Residential Lighting Evaluation Protocol: The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures  

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6: Residential Lighting 6: Residential Lighting Evaluation Protocol Scott Dimetrosky, Apex Analytics, LLC Subcontract Report NREL/SR-7A30-53827 April 2013 The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures 6 - 1 Chapter 6 - Table of Contents 1 Measure Description .............................................................................................................. 2 2 Application Conditions of Protocol ....................................................................................... 3 3 Savings Calculations .............................................................................................................. 4 4 Measurement and Verification Plan ....................................................................................... 5

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

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Over three hundred buildings have been certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for sustainable commercial buildings as of January 2006. This paper explores the modeled and actual energy performance of a sample of 21 of these buildings that certified under LEED between December 2001 and August 2005, including how extensively the design teams pursued LEED energy-efficiency credits, the modeled design and baseline energy performance, and the actual energy use during the first few years of operation. We collected utility billing data from 2003-2005 and compared the billed energy consumption with the modeled energy use. We also calculated Energy Star ratings for the buildings and compared them to peer groups where possible. The mean savings modeled for the sample was 27% compared to their modeled baseline values. For the group of 18 buildings for which we have both modeled and billed energy use, the mean value for actual consumption was 1% lower than modeled energy use, with a wide variation around the mean. The mean Energy Star score was 71 out of a total of 100 points, higher than the average score of 50 but slightly below the Energy Star award threshold of 75 points. The paper discusses the limitations inherent to this type of analysis, such as the small sample size of disparate buildings, the uncertainties in actual floor area, and the discrepancies between metered sections of the buildings. Despite these limitations, the value of the work is that it presents an early view of the actual energy performance for a set of 21 LEED-certified buildings.

Diamond, Rick; Opitz, Mike; Hicks, Tom; Von Neida, Bill; Herrera, Shawn

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidelines for preparing criticality safety evaluations at Department of Energy non-reactor nuclear facilities  

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This document contains guidelines that should be followed when preparing Criticality Safety Evaluations that will be used to demonstrate the safety of operations performed at DOE non-reactor nuclear facilities. Adherence to these guidelines will provide consistency and uniformity in criticality safety evaluations (CSEs) across the complex and will document compliance with the requirements of DOE Order 5480.24.

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1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determinants of Hair Nicotine Concentrations in Nonsmoking Women and Children: A Multicountry Study of Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Homes  

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...Multicountry Study of Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Homes Sungroul Kim 1 Heather Wipfli 4 Ana Navas-Acien...Jonathan M. Samet 4 on behalf of the FAMRI Homes Study Investigators Requests for reprints...exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke at home. Hair samples were collected from nonsmoking...

Sungroul Kim; Heather Wipfli; Ana Navas-Acien; Francesca Dominici; Erika Avila-Tang; Georgiana Onicescu; Patrick Breysse; Jonathan M. Samet; on behalf of the FAMRI Homes Study Investigators

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GRR/Section 13-FD-c - Navigable Water Evaluation Process | Open Energy  

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c - Navigable Water Evaluation Process c - Navigable Water Evaluation Process < GRR Jump to: navigation, search GRR-logo.png GEOTHERMAL REGULATORY ROADMAP Roadmap Home Roadmap Help List of Sections Section 13-FD-c - Navigable Water Evaluation Process 13FDCNavigableWatersEvaluationProcess (2).pdf Click to View Fullscreen Contact Agencies Federal Emergency Management Agency US Army Corps of Engineers United States Environmental Protection Agency Regulations & Policies Bridges over Navigable Waters Act 33 CFR 115.50 Application for bridge permits Marine Protection Research and Sanctuaries Act Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 Triggers None specified Click "Edit With Form" above to add content 13FDCNavigableWatersEvaluationProcess (2).pdf Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range.

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GRR/Section 13-FD-b - Military Land Evaluation | Open Energy Information  

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b - Military Land Evaluation b - Military Land Evaluation < GRR Jump to: navigation, search GRR-logo.png GEOTHERMAL REGULATORY ROADMAP Roadmap Home Roadmap Help List of Sections Section 13-FD-b - Military Land Evaluation 13FDBMilitaryLandEvaluationProcess (1).pdf Click to View Fullscreen Contact Agencies United States Department of Defense Fish and Wildlife Service Regulations & Policies Sikes Act 10 USC 2684a - Agreements to limit encroachments and other constraints on military training, testing and operations Triggers None specified Click "Edit With Form" above to add content 13FDBMilitaryLandEvaluationProcess (1).pdf Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Flowchart Narrative

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GRR/Section 13-FD-a - Farmland Evaluation Process | Open Energy Information  

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3-FD-a - Farmland Evaluation Process 3-FD-a - Farmland Evaluation Process < GRR Jump to: navigation, search GRR-logo.png GEOTHERMAL REGULATORY ROADMAP Roadmap Home Roadmap Help List of Sections Section 13-FD-a - Farmland Evaluation Process 13-FD-a - FarmlandEvaluationProcess.pdf Click to View Fullscreen Contact Agencies United States Department of Agriculture Bureau of Land Management Regulations & Policies Farmland Protection Policy Act DOA FPPA Regulations 7 CFR 658 Statutory definition of "farmland" - 7 USC 4201 Triggers None specified Click "Edit With Form" above to add content 13-FD-a - FarmlandEvaluationProcess.pdf Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Flowchart Narrative

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GRR/Section 13-FD-d - Airport Evaluation Process | Open Energy Information  

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3-FD-d - Airport Evaluation Process 3-FD-d - Airport Evaluation Process < GRR Jump to: navigation, search GRR-logo.png GEOTHERMAL REGULATORY ROADMAP Roadmap Home Roadmap Help List of Sections Section 13-FD-d - Airport Evaluation Process 13FDDAirportEvaluationProcess.pdf Click to View Fullscreen Contact Agencies Federal Aviation Administration United States Department of Defense Regulations & Policies 49 USC 44718: Structures Interfering with Air Commerce 49 USC 40103: Sovereignty & Use of Airspace Pub. L. 111-383 - the "Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 14 CFR 77 - Safe, Efficient Use, and Preservation of the Navigable Airspace Triggers None specified Click "Edit With Form" above to add content 13FDDAirportEvaluationProcess.pdf Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range.

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GRR/Section 10 - On-Site Evaluation Process | Open Energy Information  

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GRR/Section 10 - On-Site Evaluation Process GRR/Section 10 - On-Site Evaluation Process < GRR Jump to: navigation, search GRR-logo.png GEOTHERMAL REGULATORY ROADMAP Roadmap Home Roadmap Help List of Sections Section 10 - On-Site Evaluation Process 10SiteEvaluation.pdf Click to View Fullscreen Contact Agencies Bureau of Land Management U S Army Corps of Engineers United States Environmental Protection Agency Fish and Wildlife Service United States Department of Defense Regulations & Policies Endangered Species Act Clean Water Act Clean Air Act Triggers None specified Click "Edit With Form" above to add content 10SiteEvaluation.pdf Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Flowchart Narrative

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Solar energy system performance evaluation. Seasonal report for Fern Lansing, Lansing, Michigan  

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The Solar Energy System was designed by Fern Engineering Company, Bourne, Massachusetts to provide space heating and domestic hot water preheating for a 1300 square foot single-family residence located in Lansing, Michigan. The Solar Energy System consists of a 278 square foot flat-plate air collector subsystem, a three 120-gallon tank storage subsystem, a 40 gallon domestic hot water tank subsystem, a liquid/air heat exchanger, an energy transport module, pumps, controls and heat transfer medium lines. Natural gas provides the auxiliary energy for the space heating (100,000 Btu/h) and hot water (70,000 Btu/h) subsystems. The system is shown schematically and has five modes of operation. Typical system operation, system operating sequence, performance assessment, system performance, subsystems performance (collector array, storage, hot water, space heating), operating energy, energy savings, and maintenance are discussed. A brief summary of all pertinent parameters is presented.

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1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Sludge Characteristics and Carbon Dioxide Emissions of Full-scale Wastewater Treatment Plants in China by Mass and Energy Balances  

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Energy balances were used to evaluate the characteristics of sludge and to calculate the carbon dioxide emissions in the WWTPs in this study. To avoid the errors, mass balances by TP have been used to calibrate the relating data before making energy ... Keywords: Sludge, CEP, mass balance, energy balance, carbon dioxide

Gan Wang; Yongzhen Peng; Shuying Wang; Gan Wang; Hongxun Hou

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Evaluation and Analysis of GreenHDFS: A Self-Adaptive, Energy-Conserving Variant of the Hadoop Distributed File System  

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Evaluation and Analysis of GreenHDFS: A Self-Adaptive, Energy-Conserving Variant of the Hadoop with real- world Yahoo! HDFS traces show that GreenHDFS can achieve 24% energy cost reduction by doing power to the thresholds in GreenHDFS. Lifespan analysis points out that one-size-fits-all energy-management policies won

Nahrstedt, Klara

437

A linguistic TOPSIS model to evaluate the sustainability of renewable energy options  

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Renewable Energy Sources (RES) could be used to reduce carbon emissions, decrease dependence on fossil fuels and meet energy policy objectives towards Sustainable Development (SD). However, appraising the RES options' contribution to SD is a complex task, considering the different aspects of SD and the uncertainty of related information. The paper's objective is to extend the numerical multicriteria method TOPSIS for processing linguistic data in the form of 2-tuples, so as to show how energy policy objectives towards SD and RES are assessed using linguistic variables. Moreover, the application of the proposed method to the Greek energy market is presented.

Haris Doukas; Charikleia Karakosta; John Psarras

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Evaluation of Current and Feasible Future Use of Geothermal Energy at Chinyunyu Hot Spring, Zambia.  

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?? The main source of geothermal energy is the heat flow from the mantle beneath the Earths surface, generated by the gradual decay of radioactive (more)

Kapasa, Christopher

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Evaluating Energy Savings in All-Electric Public Housing in the...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

The Phase 7 homes were built to ENERGY STAR standards and featured ductless heat pumps (DHPs) and improved insulation. This project examined the modeled and measured...

440

Design and performance evaluation of a unity power factor converter for wind energy conversion systems.  

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??Wind turbine driven Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generators (PMSG) find increasing applications due to their numerous advantages. Small scale stand-alone wind energy systems are receiving considerable (more)

Nirnaya Sarangan.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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S. Das, (2006) Reducing Electricity Deficit through EnergyLV supply. Figure 12: Electricity Productivity (Commercialan interesting result. The electricity productivity in both

Sathaye, Jayant

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Residual Stress Evaluation of Materials Manufactured by High-Energy Process  

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This paper presents several applications of the step by step hole drillling method for measuring residual stress distribution introduced in different components manufactured by the high energy process.

J. F. Flavenot; J. Lu

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

TVA Partner Utilities- Energy Right Water Heater Program  

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

The TVA energy right Water Heater Plan promotes the installation of high efficiency water heaters in homes and small businesses. TVA provides a $50 incentive to local power companies for each...

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TVA Partner Utilities- Energy Right Water Heater Program  

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

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) energy right Water Heater Plan promotes the installation of high efficiency water heaters in homes and small businesses. TVA provides a $50 incentive to local...

445

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

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

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

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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R and D Evaluation Workshop report, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Research, September 7--8, 1995  

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The objective of the workshop was to promote discussions between experts and research managers on developing approaches for assessing the impact of DOE`s basic energy research upon the energy mission, applied research, technology transfer, the economy, and society. The purpose of this impact assessment is to demonstrate results and improve ER research programs in this era when basic research is expected to meet changing national economic and social goals. The questions addressed were: (1) By what criteria and metrics does Energy Research measure performance and evaluate its impact on the DOE mission and society while maintaining an environment that fosters basic research? (2) What combination of evaluation methods best applies to assessing the performance and impact of OBES basic research? The focus will be upon the following methods: Case studies, User surveys, Citation analysis, TRACES approach, Return on DOE investment (ROI)/Econometrics, and Expert panels. (3) What combination of methods and specific rules of thumb can be applied to capture impacts along the spectrum from basic research to products and societal impacts?

Jordan, G.

1995-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

447

Claire Maternaghan and Kenneth J. Turner. Policy Conflicts in Home Automation, Computer Networks, 57(12):2429-2241, August 2013 (pre-publication version,  

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Claire Maternaghan and Kenneth J. Turner. Policy Conflicts in Home Automation, Computer Networks in Home Automation Claire Maternaghan and Kenneth J. Turner Computing Science and Mathematics, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK Abstract The nature of home automation is introduced. It is argued that end

Turner, Ken

448

Feng Wang and Kenneth J. Turner. Policy Conflicts in Home Care Systems, in Lydie du Bousquet and Jean-Luc Richier (eds.), Proc. 9th Int. Conf.  

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monitoring and home automation are currently very limited. The major issues in home care delivery to support a variety of home automation and home care services [3]. Considerable research remains to realiseFeng Wang and Kenneth J. Turner. Policy Conflicts in Home Care Systems, in Lydie du Bousquet

Turner, Ken

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Feng Wang and Kenneth J. Turner. Policy Conflicts in Home Care Systems. In Lydie du Bousquet and Jean-Luc Richier (eds.), Proc. 9th. Int. Conf. on  

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monitoring and home automation are currently very limited. The major issues in home care delivery to support a variety of home automation and home care services [3]. Considerable research remains to realiseFeng Wang and Kenneth J. Turner. Policy Conflicts in Home Care Systems. In Lydie du Bousquet

Turner, Ken

450

Technical Report: Energy Evaluation of Preamble Sampling MAC Protocols for Wireless Sensor  

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of reducing the effects of both idle listening during which a device consumes energy while waiting for an eventual transmission and overhearing when it receives a frame sent to another device [2]. To save energy, devices aim at achieving low duty cycles: they alternate long sleeping periods (radio switched off

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Evaluation of the wind energy potential of two south west sites in Nigeria  

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Wind resource assessment is a crucial first step in gauging the potential of a site to produce energy from wind turbines. In this paper, the wind energy potential of Abeokuta (0703?N, 0319?E) and Ijebu-Ode (...

Olaleye M. Amoo

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Evaluation of Model Results and Measured Performance of Net-Zero Energy Homes in Hawaii: Preprint  

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The Kaupuni community consists of 19 affordable net-zero energy homes that were built within the Waianae Valley of Oahu, Hawaii in 2011. The project was developed for the native Hawaiian community led by the Department of Hawaiian Homelands. This paper presents a comparison of the modeled and measured energy performance of the homes. Over the first year of occupancy, the community as a whole performed within 1% of the net-zero energy goals. The data show a range of performance from house to house with the majority of the homes consistently near or exceeding net-zero, while a few fall short of the predicted net-zero energy performance. The impact of building floor plan, weather, and cooling set point on this comparison is discussed. The project demonstrates the value of using building energy simulations as a tool to assist the project to achieve energy performance goals. Lessons learned from the energy performance monitoring has had immediate benefits in providing feedback to the homeowners, and will be used to influence future energy efficient designs in Hawaii and other tropical climates.

Norton, P.; Kiatreungwattana, K.; Kelly, K. J.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - Evaluation of an Incremental Ventilation Energy Model for Estimating Impacts of Air Sealing and Mechanical Ventilation_Final2.docx  

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XXXXX | Logue et al., Evaluation of an Incremental Ventilation Energy Model for Estimating XXXXX | Logue et al., Evaluation of an Incremental Ventilation Energy Model for Estimating Impacts of Air Sealing and Mechanical Ventilation 1 Evaluation of an Incremental Ventilation Energy Model for Estimating Impacts of Air Sealing and Mechanical Ventilation Jennifer M. Logue, William J. N. Turner, Iain S. Walker, and Brett C. Singer Environmental Energy Technologies Division June 2012 LBNL-5796E LBNL-XXXXX | Logue et al., Evaluation of an Incremental Ventilation Energy Model for Estimating Impacts of Air Sealing and Mechanical Ventilation 2 Disclaimer This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of California, nor

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New and Improved Level 1 Training Evaluation Report | Department of Energy  

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New and Improved Level 1 Training Evaluation Report New and Improved Level 1 Training Evaluation Report New and Improved Level 1 Training Evaluation Report October 23, 2013 - 1:21pm Addthis Most organizational training budgets have been decreased, and this has made it essential to determine whether the training that organizations procure is effective toward meeting mission requirements. A group of dedicated individuals from the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO) collaborated to improve the functionality of the Level 1 Training Evaluation reports managed in the Corporate Human Resource Information System (CHRIS) to allow users the flexibility to: query multiple training sessions at the same time; and query data on external training courses (courses attended by DOE employees but offered by external vendors).

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Multi-scale modeling and evaluation of urban surface energy balance in the Phoenix metropolitan area  

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Physical mechanisms of incongruency between observations and Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model predictions are examined. Limitations of evaluation are constrained by: i) parameterizations of model physics, ii) parameterizations of input ...

S.R. Shaffer; W.T.L. Chow; M. Georgescu; P. Hyde; G.D. Jenerette; A. Mahalov; M. Moustaoui; B.L. Ruddell

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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program Webinar Series: Evaluation, Monitoring, & Verification  

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

This webinar will cover the basics of Evaluation, Monitoring, & Verification (EM&V). Attendees will learn key concepts, an overview of the full process, and EM&V framework.

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An approach for evaluating the market effects of energy efficiency programs  

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This paper presents work currently being carried out in California on evaluating market effects. We first outline an approach for conducting market effect studies that includes the six key ... ) a scoping study t...

Edward Vine; Ralph Prahl; Steve Meyers; Isaac Turiel

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EnergyFit Nevada (formerly known as the Nevada Retrofit Initiative) final report and technical evaluation  

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The EnergyFit Nevada (EFN) Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP, and referred to in this document as the EFN program) currently encourages Nevada residents to make whole-house energy-efficient improvements by providing rebates, financing, and access to a network of qualified home improvement contractors. The BBNP funding, consisting of 34 Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) and seven State Energy Program (SEP) grants, was awarded for a three-year period to the State of Nevada in 2010 and used for initial program design and implementation. By the end of first quarter in 2014, the program had achieved upgrades in 553 homes, with an average energy reduction of 32% per home. Other achievements included: ? Completed 893 residential energy audits and installed upgrades in 0.05% of all Nevada single-family homes1 ? Achieved an overall conversation rate of 38.1%2 ? 7,089,089 kWh of modeled energy savings3 ? Total annual homeowner energy savings of approximately $525,7523 ? Efficiency upgrades completed on 1,100,484 square feet of homes3 ? $139,992 granted in loans to homeowners for energy-efficiency upgrades ? 29,285 hours of labor and $3,864,272 worth of work conducted by Nevada auditors and contractors4 ? 40 contractors trained in Nevada ? 37 contractors with Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification in Nevada ? 19 contractors actively participating in the EFN program in Nevada 1 Calculated using 2012 U.S. Census data reporting 1,182,870 homes in Nevada. 2 Conversion rate through March 31, 2014, for all Nevada Retrofit Initiative (NRI)-funded projects, calculated using the EFN tracking database. 3 OptiMiser energy modeling, based on current utility rates. 4 This is the sum of $3,596,561 in retrofit invoice value and $247,711 in audit invoice value.

Carvill, Anna; Bushman, Kate; Ellsworth, Amy

2014-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Inland-transport modes for coal and coal-derived energy: an evaluation method for comparing environmental impacts  

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This report presents a method for evaluating relative environmental impacts of coal transportation modes (e.g., unit trains, trucks). Impacts of each mode are evaluated (rated) for a number of categories of environmental effects (e.g., air pollution, water pollution). The overall environmental impact of each mode is determined for the coal origin (mine-mouth area), the coal or coal-energy product destination (demand point), and the line-haul route. These origin, destination, and en route impact rankings are then combined into a systemwide ranking. Thus the method accounts for the many combinations of transport modes, routes, and energy products that can satisfy a user's energy demand from a particular coal source. Impact ratings and system rankings are not highly detailed (narrowly defined). Instead, environmental impacts are given low, medium, and high ratings that are developed using environmental effects data compiled in a recent Argonne National Laboratory report entitled Data for Intermodal Comparison of Environmental Impacts of Inland Transportation Alternatives for Coal Energy (ANL/EES-TM-206). The ratings and rankings developed for this report are generic. Using the method presented, policy makers can apply these generic data and the analytical framework given to particular cases by adding their own site specific data and making some informed judgements. Separate tables of generic ratings and rankings are developed for transportation systems serving coal power plants, coal liquefaction plants, and coal gasification plants. The final chapter presents an hypothetical example of a site-specific application and adjustment of generic evaluations. 44 references, 2 figures, 14 tables.

Bertram, K.M.

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ohio | Department of Energy  

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United States » Ohio United States » Ohio Ohio October 16, 2013 AEP Ohio (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program The AEP Ohio gridSMART® In-home Energy Assessment and In-home Energy Audit Programs offer rebates for the installation of energy-saving measures recommended by a program-approved auditor. Customers can request an audit or assessment from the first number listed, below, and have six months from the date of the audit/assessment to submit all rebate applications. Rebates will be paid to all eligible and qualifying applications until the budget is exhausted. September 30, 2013 DOE Awards Small Business Contract for Site Characterization and Erosion Control Work in Los Alamos, New Mexico Cincinnati - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a new contract to

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Review of Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches Used to Estimate the Load Impacts and Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Programs  

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of Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches Usedof Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches UsedEvaluation, measurement, and verification National Action

Messenger, Mike

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Study on Energy Efficiency Evaluation Method of Cooling Water System of Surface Water Source Heat Pump  

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Water source heat pump system is a green air-conditioning system which has high efficiency, energy saving, and environmental protection, but inappropriate design of the system type of water intake will impact on ...

Jibo Long; Siyi Huang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

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

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

Diamond, Rick

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Simulation-assisted evaluation of potential energy savings: Application to an administrative building in France  

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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...

Randaxhe, F.; Bertagnolio, S.; Lemort, V.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Evaluation of geothermal energy in Arizona. Quarterly topical progress report, January 1, 1980-March 31, 1981  

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The tasks, objectives and completed work are discussed for the legislative and institutional program, cities program, geothermal applications utilization technology, and outreach. The work on the Maryvale Terrace development and the New Mexico Energy Institute are described. (MHR)

White, D.H.; Goldstone, L.A.; Malysa, L.

1981-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

466

MOWII Webinar: OCGen Prototype Testing: Evaluating Buoyancy Pod/Tension Leg Platforms for Tidal Energy Development  

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Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) will present the results of the company's design, permitting, and testing of a mooring system for ocean energy devices in partnership with the U.S. Department...

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An evaluation of the potential of coastal wetlands for hurricane surge and wave energy reduction  

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potential, a segmented marsh may offer comparable surge protection to that of a continuous marsh. Wave heights are generally increased within the marsh due to the transmission of wave energy through marsh channels. Results presented in this thesis may assist...

Loder, Nicholas Mason

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

468

Thermal performance evaluation of a solar air heater with and without thermal energy storage  

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This communication presents the experimental study and performance analysis of a solar air heater with and without phase change ... found that the output temperature in case with thermal energy storage (TES) is h...

V. V. Tyagi; A. K. Pandey; S. C. Kaushik

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability Evaluation of Offshore Wind Energy Networks and the Dutch Power System:.  

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??In the future, a large-scale expansion of offshore wind energy is expected in the Netherlands. For this large-scale expansion, a well-designed offshore network is needed. (more)

Tuinema, B.W.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Driving change : evaluating strategies to control automotive energy demand growth in China  

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As the number of vehicles in China has relentlessly grown in the past decade, the energy demand, fuel demand and greenhouse gas emissions associated with these vehicles have kept pace. This thesis presents a model to project ...

Bonde kerlind, Ingrid Gudrun

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Now Available: Evaluating Electric Vehicle Charging Impacts and Customer Charging Behaviors- Experiences from Six SGIG Projects (December 2014)  

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Under OE's Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program, six utilities evaluated operations and customer charging behaviors for in-home and public electric vehicle charging stations. The report is now available for downloading.

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Wave Energy Converter Effects on Wave Fields: Evaluation of SNL-SWAN and Sensitivity Studies in Monterey Bay CA.  

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A modified version of an indust ry standard wave modeling tool was evaluated, optimized, and utilized to investigate model sensitivity to input parameters a nd wave energy converter ( WEC ) array deployment scenarios. Wave propagation was investigated d ownstream of the WECs to evaluate overall near - and far - field effects of WEC arrays. The sensitivity study illustrate d that wave direction and WEC device type we r e most sensitive to the variation in the model parameters examined in this study . Generally, the changes in wave height we re the primary alteration caused by the presence of a WEC array. Specifically, W EC device type and subsequently their size directly re sult ed in wave height variations; however, it is important to utilize ongoing laboratory studies and future field tests to determine the most appropriate power matrix values for a particular WEC device and configuration in order to improve modeling results .

Roberts, Jesse D.; Chang, Grace; Magalen, Jason; Jones, Craig

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Small-scale biomass gasification CHP utilisation in industry: Energy and environmental evaluation  

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Abstract Biomass gasification is regarded as a sustainable energy technology used for waste management and producing renewable fuel. Using the techniques of life cycle assessment (LCA) and net energy analysis this study quantifies the energy, resource, and emission flows. The purpose of the research is to assess the net energy produced and potential environmental effects of biomass gasification using wood waste. This paper outlines a case study that uses waste wood from a factory for use in an entrained flow gasification CHP plant. Results show that environmental impacts may arise from toxicity, particulates, and resource depletion. Toxicity is a potential issue through the disposal of ash. Particulate matter arises from the combustion of syngas therefore effective gas cleaning and emission control is required. Assessment of resource depletion shows natural gas, electricity, fossil fuels, metals, and water are all crucial components of the system. The energy gain ratio is 4.71MJdelivered/MJprimary when only electricity is considered, this increases to 13.94MJdelivered/MJprimary if 100% of the available heat is utilised. Greenhouse gas emissions are very low (715gCO2-e/kWhe) although this would increase if the biomass feedstock was not a waste and needed to be cultivated and transported. Overall small-scale biomass gasification is an attractive technology if the high capital costs and operational difficulties can be overcome, and a consistent feedstock source is available.

P.W.R. Adams; M.C. McManus

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Applying Data Envelopment Analysis to Evaluate the Efficiency of R&D Projects A Case Study of R&D in Energy Technology  

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This research uses Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to evaluate energy technology projects in Taiwan. Collecting empirical data from several such projects, we develop a model and an integrated framework for the...

B. Yuan; J.-N. Huang

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Energy Evaluation for Lignite Pyrolysis by Solid Heat Carrier Coupled with Gasification  

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Between the two reactors, solid heat carriers are circulated to carry the heat from the gasifier to the pyrolyzer. ... With the purpose of revealing the features of energy use and chemical element conversion, and the feasibility and the rationality of the coupled system, some related experiments were performed, and the simulation flow sheet for lignite pyrolysis by a solid heat carrier coupled with gasification was established by Aspen Plus 11.1 on the basis of the experimental data. ... The amount of the solid heat carrier was determined by two factors: (1) the temperature of the solid heat carrier should be heated to 750 C in the combustion furnace; (2) the energy carried by the solid heat carrier must be sufficient to satisfy the energy demands of the drying and pyrolysis units. ...

Qun Yi; Jie Feng; Bingchuan Lu; Jing Deng; Changlian Yu; Wenying Li

2013-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program 2013 Annual Merit Review (AMR) and Peer Evaluation Report  

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VALIDATION VALIDATION 380 | FY 2013 Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report 2013 - Technology Validation Summary of Annual Merit Review of the Technology Validation Program Summary of Reviewer Comments on the Technology Validation Program: In general, the reviewers believed the program area was adequately covered. The role of the Technology Validation program within the structure of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office was clearly identified. Progress relating to projects was clearly presented and plans were identified for addressing issues and challenges. The partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) data collection/analysis team was seen as key to the success

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U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program 2013 Annual Merit Review (AMR) and Peer Evaluation Report  

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ANALYSIS ANALYSIS FY 2013 Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report | 465 2013 - Systems Analysis Summary of Annual Merit Review of the Systems Analysis Program Summary of Reviewer Comments on the Systems Analysis Program: The reviewers considered the Systems Analysis program to be an essential component of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program's (the Program's) mission. The projects were considered to be appropriately diverse and focused on addressing technical barriers and meeting targets. In general, the reviewers noted that the Systems Analysis program is well managed and demonstrated the ability to address immediate analytical needs and overall objectives and plans, especially to implement the new initiative, H

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Study on optimization model of energy collection efficiency and its power generation benefit evaluation of landfill gas  

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An optimization model for joint biogas energy collection efficiency that targets the prediction model for landfill gas output dynamics and the optimization model for gas well output has been established. The model was used to comprehensively analyze and evaluate the collection efficiency of a landfill gas well together with the long-term monitoring the gas output of the gas well within Chenjiachong Landfill. The collection efficiency increased by more than 50% than the original collection of landfill biogas and the power generation efficiency increased more than two times after the reservoir area of the landfill was optimized and regulated.

Xue Qiang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary Impact Evaluation BBNP  

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

Preliminary Impact Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program, 2013.

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Evaluation Consultant RFP  

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

Evaluation Consultant RFP, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

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U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program 2013 Annual Merit Review (AMR) and Peer Evaluation Report  

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A: ATTENDEE LIST A: ATTENDEE LIST FY 2013 Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report | 511 Attendee List: 2013 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Last Name First Name Organization Abdel-Baset Tarek Chrysler Group LLC Abraham Judi Conference Management Associates, Inc. Aceves Salvador Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Adams Jesse U.S. Department of Energy, Golden Field Office Adzic Radoslav Brookhaven National Laboratory Afzal Kareem PDC Machines Agar Ertan Drexel University Agrawal Nisha Defense Production Act Committee Ahluwalia Rajesh Argonne National Laboratory Ahmed Aysha National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Ahmed Shabbir Argonne National Laboratory Ahn Channing U.S. Department of Energy (IPA from California Institute of Technology) Ahn Sang Hyun National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Petrologic and petrophysical evaluation of the Dallas Center Structure, Iowa, for compressed air energy storage in the Mount Simon Sandstone.  

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The Iowa Stored Energy Plant Agency selected a geologic structure at Dallas Center, Iowa, for evaluation of subsurface compressed air energy storage. The site was rejected due to lower-than-expected and heterogeneous permeability of the target reservoir, lower-than-desired porosity, and small reservoir volume. In an initial feasibility study, permeability and porosity distributions of flow units for the nearby Redfield gas storage field were applied as analogue values for numerical modeling of the Dallas Center Structure. These reservoir data, coupled with an optimistic reservoir volume, produced favorable results. However, it was determined that the Dallas Center Structure cannot be simplified to four zones of high, uniform permeabilities. Updated modeling using field and core data for the site provided unfavorable results for air fill-up. This report presents Sandia National Laboratories' petrologic and petrophysical analysis of the Dallas Center Structure that aids in understanding why the site was not suitable for gas storage.

Heath, Jason E.; Bauer, Stephen J.; Broome, Scott Thomas; Dewers, Thomas A.; Rodriguez, Mark Andrew

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the dosimetric properties of a synthetic single crystal diamond detector in high energy clinical proton beams  

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Purpose: To investigate the dosimetric properties of a synthetic single crystal diamond Schottky diode for accurate relative dose measurements in large and small field high-energy clinical proton beams.Methods: The dosimetric properties of a synthetic single crystal diamond detector were assessed by comparison with a reference Markus parallel plate ionization chamber, an Exradin A16 microionization chamber, and Exradin T1a ion chamber. The diamond detector was operated at zero bias voltage at all times. Comparative dose distribution measurements were performed by means of Fractional depth dose curves and lateral beam profiles in clinical proton beams of energies 155 and 250 MeV for a 14 cm square cerrobend aperture and 126 MeV for 3, 2, and 1 cm diameter circular brass collimators. ICRU Report No. 78 recommended beam parameters were used to compare fractional depth dose curves and beam profiles obtained using the diamond detector and the reference ionization chamber. Warm-up/stability of the detector response and linearity with dose were evaluated in a 250 MeV proton beam and dose rate dependence was evaluated in a 126 MeV proton beam. Stem effect and the azimuthal angle dependence of the diode response were also evaluated.Results: A maximum deviation in diamond detector signal from the average reading of less than 0.5% was found during the warm-up irradiation procedure. The detector response showed a good linear behavior as a function of dose with observed deviations below 0.5% over a dose range from 50 to 500 cGy. The detector response was dose rate independent, with deviations below 0.5% in the investigated dose rates ranging from 85 to 300 cGy/min. Stem effect and azimuthal angle dependence of the diode signal were within 0.5%. Fractional depth dose curves and lateral beam profiles obtained with the diamond detector were in good agreement with those measured using reference dosimeters.Conclusions: The observed dosimetric properties of the synthetic single crystal diamond detector indicate that its behavior is proton energy independent and dose rate independent in the investigated energy and dose rate range and it is suitable for accurate relative dosimetric measurements in large as well as in small field high energy clinical proton beams.

Mandapaka, A. K.; Ghebremedhin, A.; Patyal, B. [Department of Radiation Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center, 11234 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, California 92354 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center, 11234 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, California 92354 (United States); Marinelli, Marco; Prestopino, G.; Verona, C.; Verona-Rinati, G. [INFNDipartimento di Ingegneria Indust