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  1. Health and productivity gains from better indoor environments and their implications for the U.S. Department of Energy

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    Fisk, William J.

    2000-10-01

    A substantial portion of the US population suffers frequently from communicable respiratory illnesses, allergy and asthma symptoms, and sick building syndrome symptoms. We now have increasingly strong evidence that changes in building design, operation, and maintenance can significantly reduce these illnesses. Decreasing the prevalence or severity of these health effects would lead to lower health care costs, reduced sick leave, and shorter periods of illness-impaired work performance, resulting in annual economic benefits for the US in the tens of billions of dollars. Increasing the awareness of these potential health and economic gains, combined with other factors, could help bring about a shift in the way we design, construct, operate, and occupy buildings. The current goal of providing marginally adequate indoor environments could be replaced by the goal of providing indoor environments that maximize the health, satisfaction, and performance of building occupants. Through research and technology transfer, DOE and its contractors are well positioned to help stimulate this shift in practice and, consequently, improve the health and economic well-being of the US population. Additionally, DOE's energy-efficiency interests would be best served by a program that prepares for the potential shift, specifically by identifying and promoting the most energy-efficient methods of improving the indoor environment. The associated research and technology transfer topics of particular relevance to DOE are identified and discussed.

  2. Indoor Environment Program 1990 annual report

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    Not Available

    1992-01-01

    Approximately 38% of the energy consumed in the United States is used in buildings. Because humans spend an average of 85% to 90% of their time indoors, energy usage by the buildings sector can have a significant impact on human comfort, health and productivity. To advance energy conservation technologies while maintaining indoor air quality, research in the Indoor Environment Program (IEP) is directed toward understanding relations between building energy (usage and technologies), indoor air quality, and human health, comfort and productivity. The IEP addresses the issue of optimizing the health, comfort and productivity of a building's occupants while maintaining the building's energy efficiency. However, because ventilation is the dominant mechanism for removing pollutants with indoor sources, reduced ventilation may produce undesirable effects on indoor air quality and on the health, comfort, and productivity of a building's occupants. This issue is an important theme for the research of other research groups and projects within IEP.

  3. Indoor Environment Program 1990 annual report

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    Not Available

    1992-01-01

    Approximately 38% of the energy consumed in the United States is used in buildings. Because humans spend an average of 85% to 90% of their time indoors, energy usage by the buildings sector can have a significant impact on human comfort, health and productivity. To advance energy conservation technologies while maintaining indoor air quality, research in the Indoor Environment Program (IEP) is directed toward understanding relations between building energy (usage and technologies), indoor air quality, and human health, comfort and productivity. The IEP addresses the issue of optimizing the health, comfort and productivity of a building`s occupants while maintaining the building`s energy efficiency. However, because ventilation is the dominant mechanism for removing pollutants with indoor sources, reduced ventilation may produce undesirable effects on indoor air quality and on the health, comfort, and productivity of a building`s occupants. This issue is an important theme for the research of other research groups and projects within IEP.

  4. Hawaii Department of Health Indoor and Radiological Health Branch...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Indoor and Radiological Health Branch Jump to: navigation, search Name: Hawaii Department of Health Indoor and Radiological Health Branch From Open Energy Information Address: 591...

  5. Indoor environment program - 1995 annual report

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    Daisey, J.M.

    1996-06-01

    Buildings use approximately one-third of the energy consumed in the United States. The potential energy savings derived from reduced infiltration and ventilation in buildings are substantial, since energy use associated with conditioning and distributing ventilation air is about 5.5 EJ per year. However, since ventilation is the dominant mechanism for removing pollutants from indoor sources, reduction of ventilation can have adverse effects on indoor air quality, and on the health, comfort, and productivity of building occupants. The Indoor Environment Program in LBL`s Energy and Environment Division was established in 1977 to conduct integrated research on ventilation, indoor air quality, and energy use and efficiency in buildings for the purpose of reducing energy liabilities associated with airflows into, within, and out of buildings while maintaining or improving occupant health and comfort. The Program is part of LBL`s Center for Building Science. Research is conducted on building energy use and efficiency, ventilation and infiltration, and thermal distribution systems; on the nature, sources, transport, transformation, and deposition of indoor air pollutants; and on exposure and health risks associated with indoor air pollutants. Pollutants of particular interest include radon; volatile, semivolatile, and particulate organic compounds; and combustion emissions, including environmental tobacco smoke, CO, and NO{sub x}.

  6. Energy Department Launches Better Buildings Alliance Indoor Lighting

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

    Campaign for Commercial Buildings | Department of Energy Launches Better Buildings Alliance Indoor Lighting Campaign for Commercial Buildings Energy Department Launches Better Buildings Alliance Indoor Lighting Campaign for Commercial Buildings May 27, 2015 - 7:30am Addthis Today the Energy Department launched a new indoor lighting campaign to increase the use of high efficiency lighting technologies in commercial buildings. Through the Better Buildings Alliance, the Department is working

  7. GATEWAY Demonstration Indoor Projects | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Demonstration Indoor Projects GATEWAY Demonstration Indoor Projects DOE shares the results of completed GATEWAY demonstration projects, publishing detailed reports that include analysis of data collected, projected energy savings, economic analyses, and user feedback. Report briefs summarize key findings in a quick-scan format. Both the reports and briefs are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Completed Indoor Projects photo of a university laboratory, showing recessed troffers in the ceiling

  8. Criegee intermediates in the indoor environment. New insights

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    Shallcross, D. E.; Taatjes, C. A.; Percival, C. J.

    2014-03-25

    Criegee intermediates are formed in the ozonolysis of alkenes and play an important role in indoor chemistry, notably as a source of OH radicals. Recent studies have shown that these Criegee intermediates react very quickly with NO2, SO2, and carbonyls, and in this study, steady-state calculations are used to inspect the potential impact of these data on indoor chemistry. It is shown that these reactions could accelerate NO3 formation and SO2 removal in the indoor environment significantly. In addition, reaction between Criegee intermediates and halogenated carbonyls could provide a significant loss process indoors, where currently one does not exist.

  9. Environment | Department of Energy

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

    Environment Environment Environment The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) complies with all applicable environmental laws and regulations and establishes its own environmental requirements to ensure workers, the public, and the environment is protected from hazards associated with all Department operations. DOE provides assistance to the field to implement these policies, works in resolving environmental protection issues, and provides feedback to enhance environmental performance throughout the

  10. Criegee intermediates in the indoor environment. New insights

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    Shallcross, D. E.; Taatjes, C. A.; Percival, C. J.

    2014-03-25

    Criegee intermediates are formed in the ozonolysis of alkenes and play an important role in indoor chemistry, notably as a source of OH radicals. Recent studies have shown that these Criegee intermediates react very quickly with NO2, SO2, and carbonyls, and in this study, steady-state calculations are used to inspect the potential impact of these data on indoor chemistry. It is shown that these reactions could accelerate NO3 formation and SO2 removal in the indoor environment significantly. In addition, reaction between Criegee intermediates and halogenated carbonyls could provide a significant loss process indoors, where currently one does not exist.

  11. STATEOFNEWMEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH...

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

    STATEOFNEWMEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIVISION, HAZARDOUS WASTE BUREAU, Complainant UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, and NUCLEAR WASTE PARTNERSIDP, LLC...

  12. The Airborne Metagenome in an Indoor Urban Environment

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    Tringe, Susannah; Zhang, Tao; Liu, Xuguo; Yu, Yiting; Lee, Wah Heng; Yap, Jennifer; Yao, Fei; Suan, Sim Tiow; Ing, Seah Keng; Haynes, Matthew; Rohwer, Forest; Wei, Chia Lin; Tan, Patrick; Bristow, James; Rubin, Edward M.; Ruan, Yijun

    2008-02-12

    The indoor atmosphere is an ecological unit that impacts on public health. To investigate the composition of organisms in this space, we applied culture-independent approaches to microbes harvested from the air of two densely populated urban buildings, from which we analyzed 80 megabases genomic DNA sequence and 6000 16S rDNA clones. The air microbiota is primarily bacteria, including potential opportunistic pathogens commonly isolated from human-inhabited environments such as hospitals, but none of the data contain matches to virulent pathogens or bioterror agents. Comparison of air samples with each other and nearby environments suggested that the indoor air microbes are not random transients from surrounding outdoor environments, but rather originate from indoor niches. Sequence annotation by gene function revealed specific adaptive capabilities enriched in the air environment, including genes potentially involved in resistance to desiccation and oxidative damage. This baseline index of air microbiota will be valuable for improving designs of surveillance for natural or man-made release of virulent pathogens.

  13. Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications | Department of Energy

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

    Specifications Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Version 1 (Rev. 01) EPA 402/K-13/001, February 2013 PDF icon iap_rev1.pdf More Documents & Publications Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Version 1 (Rev. 02)

  14. New Mexico Environment Department | Open Energy Information

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    Department Jump to: navigation, search Logo: New Mexico Environment Department Name: New Mexico Environment Department Abbreviation: NMED Address: 1190 St. Francis Drive, Suite...

  15. NEXT GENERATION LUMINAIRES INDOOR JUDGING 2014 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    NEXT GENERATION LUMINAIRES INDOOR JUDGING 2014 NEXT GENERATION LUMINAIRES INDOOR JUDGING 2014 View this behind-the-scenes look at the 2014 NGL judging event where entries were evaluated by a panel of judges drawn from the architectural lighting community in an intensive three-step process that combined the judges' personal evaluations with objective measures of luminaire performance. View the text-alternative version Solid-State Lighting Home About the Solid-State Lighting Program Research &

  16. Cheap Fixes for Beating the Heat Indoors | Department of Energy

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

    Cheap Fixes for Beating the Heat Indoors Cheap Fixes for Beating the Heat Indoors July 25, 2013 - 11:20am Addthis Blinds are a great option for cooling your home in the summer. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/nycshooter Blinds are a great option for cooling your home in the summer. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/nycshooter Erik Hyrkas Erik Hyrkas Media Relations Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy How can I participate? Instead of turning on the air

  17. Energy Department Announces Indoor Lighting Winners of Next Generation Luminaires™ Solid-State Lighting Design Competition

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce energy waste in U.S. buildings and help save Americans money by saving energy, the Energy Department today announced the winners of the sixth annual Next Generation LuminairesTM (NGL) design competition for indoor lighting at the LED Show in Los Angeles.

  18. Energy Department Announces Indoor Lighting Winners of Next Generation...

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

    The competition, sponsored by the Energy Department, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the International Association of Lighting Designers, was launched in ...

  19. AGREEMENT BETWEEN NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT HAZARDOUS...

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    BETWEEN NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT HAZARDOUS WASTE BUREAU AND WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT PERMITTEES REGARDING A TIME EXTENSION FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION RELATED TO FINAL AUDIT...

  20. STATEOFNEWMEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIVISION,

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    STATEOFNEWMEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIVISION, HAZARDOUS WASTE BUREAU, Complainant UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, and NUCLEAR WASTE PARTNERSIDP, LLC Respondents WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT EDDY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Compliance Order No. HWB-14-21 ORDER GRANTING AN EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE AN ANSWER AND REQUEST FOR HEARING Responde~ts United States Department of Energy and Nuclear Waste Partnership, LLC, on December 22, 2014, filed an unopposed

  1. Indoor airPLUS Version 1 (Rev. 01) Verification Checklist | Department of

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

    Energy Version 1 (Rev. 01) Verification Checklist Indoor airPLUS Version 1 (Rev. 01) Verification Checklist The Rev. 01 checklist has been modified to reflect only the additional Indoor airPLUS requirements and their corresponding section numbers that must be met after completing the ENERGY STAR checklists. PDF icon iap_verification_checklist_rev_1.pdf More Documents & Publications Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Version 1 (R

  2. Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Version 1 (Rev. 02) | Department

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

    of Energy Specifications Version 1 (Rev. 02) Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Version 1 (Rev. 02) Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Version 1 (Rev. 02), November 2013, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. PDF icon ch_iap.pdf More Documents & Publications Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications

  3. Study on the influence of CR-39 detector size on radon progeny detection in indoor environments

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    Pereira, L. A.; Hadler, J. C.; Lixandro F, A. L.; Guedes, S.; Takizawa, R. H.

    2014-11-11

    It is well known that radon daughters up to {sup 214}Po are the real contaminants to be considered in case of indoor radon contamination. Assemblies consisting of 6 circular bare sheets of CR-39, a nuclear track detector, with radius varying from 0.15 to 1.2 cm were exposed far from any material surface for periods of approximately 6 months in 13 different indoor rooms (7 workplaces and 6 dwellings), where ventilation was moderate or poor. It was observed that track density was as greater as smaller was the detector radius. Track density data were fitted using an equation deduced based on the assumption that the behavior of radon and its progeny in the air was described by Fick's Law, i.e., when the main mechanism of transport of radon progeny in the air is diffusion. As many people spend great part of their time in closed or poorly ventilated environments, the confirmation they present equilibrium between radon and its progeny is an interesting start for dosimetric calculations concerning this contamination.

  4. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: Watershed...

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    Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: Watershed 319 Website Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Colorado Department of...

  5. Environment and Compliance | Department of Energy

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

    Environment and Compliance Environment and Compliance Environment and Compliance Offices of the Deputy General Counsel for Environment and Compliance Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Environment (GC-51) Office of the Assistant General Counsel for International and National Security Programs (GC-53) Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance (GC-54) Office of the Assistant General Counsel General Law (GC-56) Litigation, Regulation and Enforcement Environment and Compliance Environment

  6. Policy and Regulatory Environment | Department of Energy

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

    Soft Costs Policy and Regulatory Environment Policy and Regulatory Environment Photo of a man speaking while seated at a table with men and women surrounding him. A favorable ...

  7. Environment and Compliance | Department of Energy

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

    Environment and Compliance Environment and Compliance Cooling Tower Reflection | Credit: DOE Archives Cooling Tower Reflection | Credit: DOE Archives Offices of the Deputy General...

  8. IN THE MATTER OF: STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT

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    IN THE MATTER OF: STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT ) ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER UNDER THE NEW MEXICO HAZARDOUS WASTE ACT§ 74-4-13 OF ENERGY AND NUCLEAR ) WASTE PARTNERSHIP LLC ) ) ) WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT ) EDDY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO ) ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER Pursuant to NMSA 1978, Section 74-4-13(A) ofthe Hazardous Waste Act ("HWA"), the New Mexico Environment Department ("NMED") hereby orders the Department of Energy ("DOE"), and

  9. Colorado Department of Health & Environment Nonpoint Source Webpage...

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    Source Webpage Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Colorado Department of Health & Environment Nonpoint Source Webpage Abstract This...

  10. New Mexico Environment Department Presents WIPP Its Highest Recognitio...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Environment Department (NMED) with Green Zia Environmental Leadership Program (GZELP) Gold Level membership for excellence. The GZELP annually recognizes organizations and...

  11. Environment, Safety and Health Assessments | Department of Energy

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

    Environment, Safety and Health Assessments Environment, Safety and Health Assessments The Department of Energy's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments, within the Office of Enterprise Assessments, is responsible for conducting assessments to provide information on programs and performance in protecting our workers, the public, and environment from hazards present at Department sites and operations. This information provides assurance to our stakeholders and identifies areas for

  12. Integrated Energy Analysis and Validation Environment | Department...

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

    simulation tools greatly accelerates creation of initial models and execution of sets ... will develop an integrated energy analysis and validation environment that ...

  13. Respiratory health effects of the indoor environment in a population of Dutch children

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    Dijkstra, L.; Houthuijs, D.; Brunekreef, B.; Akkerman, I.; Boleij, J.S. )

    1990-11-01

    The effect of indoor exposure to nitrogen dioxide on respiratory health was studied over a period of 2 yr in a population of nonsmoking Dutch children 6 to 12 yr of age. Lung function was measured at the schools, and information on respiratory symptoms was collected from a self-administered questionnaire completed by the parents of the children. Nitrogen dioxide was measured in the homes of all children with Palmes' diffusion tubes. In addition, information on smoking and dampness in the home was collected by questionnaire. There was no relationship between exposure to nitrogen dioxide in the home and respiratory symptoms. Respiratory symptoms were found to be associated with exposure to tobacco smoke and home dampness. There was a weak, negative association between maximal midexpiratory flow (MMEF) and exposure to nitrogen dioxide. FEV1, peak expiratory flow, and MMEF were all negatively associated with exposure to tobacco smoke. Home dampness was not associated with pulmonary function. Lung function growth, measured over a period of 2 yr, was not consistently associated with any of the indoor exposure variables. The development of respiratory symptoms over time was not associated with indoor exposure to nitrogen dioxide. There was a significant association between exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in the home and the development of wheeze. There was also a significant association between home dampness and the development of cough.

  14. Acquisition and the Environment | Department of Energy

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

    Acquisition » Guidance » Acquisition and the Environment Acquisition and the Environment The information provide on these pages are meant to be resource and tool for the DOE acquisition community. Please share suggestions for its further development and improvement. Provide your comments to Richard Langston at (202) 287-1339, or e-mail them to richard.langston@hq.doe.gov GREEN PURCHASING OVERVIEW The White House Task Force on Recycling along with the US Army Center for Health Promotion and

  15. STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT IN THE MATTER OF:

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    IN THE MATTER OF: UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT ) OF ENERGY AND NUCLEAR ) WASTE PARTNERSHIP LLC ) ) ) WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT ) EDDY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO ) ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER UNDER THE NEW MEXICO HAZARDOUS WASTE ACT§ 74-4-13 ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER Pursuant to NMSA 1978, Section 74-4-13(A) of the Hazardous Waste Act ("HWA"), the New Mexico Environment Department ("Department") hereby orders the Department of Energy, ("DOE"), and Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC

  16. Environment, Safety, and Health Program for Department of Energy Operations

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

    1986-09-23

    To establish the Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) Program for Department of Energy (DOE) operations. Cancels DOE O 5480.1A. Canceled by DOE N 251.4.

  17. STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT IN THE MATTER OF:

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    IN THE MATTER OF: UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL SECURITY LLC LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY LOS ALAMOS COUNTY, NEW MEXICO ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER UNDER THE NEW MEXICO HAZARDOUS WASTE ACT§ 74-4-13 ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER Pursuant to NMSA 1978, Section 74-4-13(A) ofthe Hazardous Waste Act ("HWA"), the New Mexico Environment Department ("NMED") hereby orders the Department of Energy ("DOE"), and Los Alamos National Security,

  18. Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments | Department of Energy

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

    Assessments Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments MISSION The Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments conducts assessments to provide critical feedback and objective information on programs and performance in protecting our workers, the public and environment from the multiple hazards present at Department sites and operations.This information provides assurance to our stakeholders and identifies areas for improvement to our leadership to support the safe performance

  19. Radiation Safety - Protecting the Public and the Environment | Department

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

    of Energy Radiation Safety - Protecting the Public and the Environment Radiation Safety - Protecting the Public and the Environment The Department of Energy has a stringent program for protecting its workers, the public, and the environment from radiation. This web area has links to tools and aids for the radiation protection of the public. Some links apply to the clearance (i.e., radiological release) of property. "Clearance" permits real property (land and buildings) to be

  20. Workshop on indoor air quality research needs

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    1980-01-01

    Workshop participants report on indoor air quality research needs including the monitoring of indoor air quality, report of the instrumentation subgroup of indoor air quality, health effects, and the report of the control technology session. Risk analysis studies addressing indoor environments were also summarized. (DLS)

  1. Quo vadis? Microbial profiling revealed strong effects of cleanroom maintenance and routes of contamination in indoor environments

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    Moissl-Eichinger, Christine; Auerbach, Anna K.; Probst, Alexander J.; Mahnert, Alexander; Tom, Lauren; Piceno, Yvette; Andersen, Gary L.; Venkateswaran, Kasthuri; Rettberg, Petra; Barczyk, Simon; Pukall, Rüdiger; Berg, Gabriele

    2015-03-17

    Space agencies maintain highly controlled cleanrooms to ensure the demands of planetary protection. To study potential effects of microbiome control, we analyzed microbial communities in two particulate-controlled cleanrooms (ISO 5 and ISO 8) and two vicinal uncontrolled areas (office, changing room) by cultivation and 16S rRNA gene amplicon analysis (cloning, pyrotagsequencing, and PhyloChip G3 analysis). Maintenance procedures affected the microbiome on total abundance and microbial community structure concerning richness, diversity and relative abundance of certain taxa. Cleanroom areas were found to be mainly predominated by potentially human-associated bacteria; archaeal signatures were detected in every area. Results indicate that microorganisms were mainly spread from the changing room (68%) into the cleanrooms, potentially carried along with human activity. The numbers of colony forming units were reduced by up to ~400 fold from the uncontrolled areas towards the ISO 5 cleanroom, accompanied with a reduction of the living portion of microorganisms from 45% (changing area) to 1% of total 16S rRNA gene signatures as revealed via propidium monoazide treatment of the samples. Our results demonstrate the strong effects of cleanroom maintenance on microbial communities in indoor environments and can be used to improve the design and operation of biologically controlled cleanrooms.

  2. Environment, Safety, and Health Program for Department of Energy Operations

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

    1986-09-23

    This Page Change transmits revised pages of DOE O 5480.1B to renew the authority fo the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health to curtail or suspend operations at Department of Energy facilities. Chg 1 dated 5-10-93. Canceled by DOE N 251.4.

  3. NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT Hazardous Waste Burealt SUSANA MARTINEZ

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    MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT Hazardous Waste Burealt SUSANA MARTINEZ Governor 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505*6303 Phone (50S) 476-6000 Fax (50S) 476-6030 www.lfmenv.stale.nm.IU RYAN FLYNN Cabinet Secretary Designate JOHN A, SANCHr - :Z Lieutenant Governor CERTIFIED MAIL - RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED SeplelIlber 20, 201 3 Jose Franco, Manager Carlsbad Field Office Department of Energy P.O. Box 3090 Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221-3090 M. Farok Sharif, Project Manager

  4. An Employee Think Tank to Improve the Department of Energy Work Environment

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

    and Employee Work Experience | Department of Energy An Employee Think Tank to Improve the Department of Energy Work Environment and Employee Work Experience An Employee Think Tank to Improve the Department of Energy Work Environment and Employee Work Experience May 19, 2015 - 3:55pm Addthis Staff at an all-hands Meeting with Secretary Ernest Moniz. | Energy Department Photo. Staff at an all-hands Meeting with Secretary Ernest Moniz. | Energy Department Photo. Natasha Campbell Natasha

  5. STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIVISION,

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIVISION, HAZARDOUS WASTE BUREAU, Complainant v. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT ) OF ENERGY, and ) LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC, ) Respondents. ) ) ) ) LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY ) LOS ALAMOS COUNTY. NEW MEXICO > COMPLIANCE ORDER NO. HWB-14-20 (CO) U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S REQUEST FOR HEARING AND ANSWER TO ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER REQUIRING COMPLIANCE AND ASSESSING CIVIL PENALTY Respondent U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or Respondent) submits the

  6. Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Environment | Department...

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

    the Energy Reorganization Act, the Department of Energy Organization Act, the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Comprehensive ...

  7. Built Environment Energy Analysis Tool | Department of Energy

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

    Built Environment Energy Analysis Tool Built Environment Energy Analysis Tool This documentation describes the development of a tool created to evaluate the effects of built environment scenarios on transportation energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and provides guidance on how to apply the tool. Documentation Presentation More Documents & Publications Revised DRAFT NEPA Guidance on Consideration of the Effects of Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (DOE, 2014) Revised Draft

  8. Webinar: Biofuels for the Environment and Communities | Department of

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    Energy Biofuels for the Environment and Communities Webinar: Biofuels for the Environment and Communities Webinar: Biofuels for the Environment and Communities PDF icon sustainability_webinar_overview_20150422.pdf PDF icon sustainability_webinar_dale_20150422.pdf PDF icon sustainability_webinar_negri_20150422.pdf More Documents & Publications 2015 Peer Review Presentations-Sustainability and Strategic Analysis Our Commitment to Bioenergy Sustainability 2013 Peer Review

  9. Environment, Safety, and Health Special Review, Department of...

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

    Centers Approach to Nanoscale Environment, Safety, and Health, and other applicable requirements including 10 C.F.R. Part 851 and DOE's integrated safety management policy. ...

  10. Solar Policy Environment: San Francisco | Department of Energy

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

    effort to reduce its overall greenhouse gas emissions to 20% below 1990 levels by the ... More Documents & Publications Solar Policy Environment: San Jos Solar Policy ...

  11. STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIVISION,

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    Complainant, V. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, and NUCLEAR WASTE PARTNERSHIP, LLC, Respondents. WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT EDDY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO l COMPLIANCE ORDER NO. HWB-14-21 (CO) MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE AN ANSWER AND REQ UEST FOR HEARING Come now the United States Department of Energy (DOE), and Nuclear Waste Partnership, LLC (Respondents), and move for an extension of time until January 9, 2015, for Respondents to file an Answer and Request for Hearing, pursuant to

  12. How to Save the Environment and Money | Department of Energy

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

    Save the Environment and Money How to Save the Environment and Money April 21, 2012 - 12:02pm Addthis Amanda Scott Amanda Scott Former Managing Editor, Energy.gov On Friday, Secretary Chu hosted a live chat discussion to celebrate the 42nd annual Earth Day. The conversation with an in-person audience, streamed live here on energy.gov, highlighted the fact that we don't have to choose between our economy and our environment. For example, Secretary Chu highlighted how easy it is to save money and

  13. Before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee | Department...

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

    Statement Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, Washington, D.C. By: Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy Subject: H.R. 2454, the American Clean...

  14. Before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee | Department...

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

    Before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee By: Secretary Steven Chu Subject: Climate Change Legislation PDF icon 10-27-09FinalTestimony(Chu).pdf More Documents &...

  15. USW Health Safety and Environment Conference - HSS Workshop | Department of

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    Energy USW Health Safety and Environment Conference - HSS Workshop USW Health Safety and Environment Conference - HSS Workshop Workshop Date: March 7, 2012 Documents Available for Download PDF icon Workshop Agenda PDF icon Presentation: Regulatory Enforcement PDF icon Presentation: Integrated Approach to Health, Safety and Security PDF icon Presentation: Improving Safety Culture at DOE Sites PDF icon Presentation: 851 Rule Implementation Improvement Efforts More Documents & Publications

  16. STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT RESOURCE PROTECTION DMSION,

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    RESOURCE PROTECTION DMSION, HAZARDOUS WASTE BUREAU, Complainant, v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, and NUCLEAR WASTE PARTNERSHIP, LLC, Respondents. WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT EDDY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) NO. HWB-14-21 (CO) SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND STIPULATED FINAL ORDER This Settlement Agreement and Stipulated Final Order ("Settlement Agreement") is entered into between the Hazardous Waste Bureau {"HWB") of the Resource Protection Division

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    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Advancing Next-Generation Energy in Indian Country What is START? The Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program is a U.S. Department of Energy Offce of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (DOE-IE) initiative to provide technical expertise to support the development of next-generation energy projects in Indian Country. The START Program seeks to spur clean energy project development by providing Tribes with tools and resources needed to foster energy self-suffciency, sustain-

  18. STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIVISION,

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    Complainant UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, and NUCLEAR WASTE PARTNERSHIP, LLC Respondents WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT EDDY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) SCHEDULING ORDER Compliance Order No. HWB-14-21 Pursuant to 74-4-10(H) of the Hazardous Waste Act, NMSA 1978 and NMED's Adjudicatory Procedures, 20.1.5.1 to 600 NMAC (2015), this matter is set for a public hearing as set forth below. 1. The Hearing in this matter is set to begin on July 27, 2015 at 9:00 am in Santa Fe, New

  19. Impacts of contaminant storage on indoor air quality: Model developmen...

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    of airborne chemical species by building materials and furnishings in the indoor environment. The model is applied to describe the interaction between formaldehyde in building...

  20. New Mexico Environment Department Presents WIPP Its Highest Recognition for Environmental Excellence

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    CARLSBAD, N.M., April 30, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) was recognized by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) with Green Zia Environmental Leadership Program (GZELP) Gold Level membership for excellence.

  1. DOE Awards Grant to New Mexico Environment Department for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Oversight, Monitoring

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    Carlsbad, NM - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a grant for an estimated $1.6 million to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED). The five-year grant funds an agreement for NMED to conduct non-regulatory environmental oversight and monitoring to evaluate activities conducted at DOE’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico.

  2. Climate change and health: Indoor heat exposure in vulnerable populations

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    White-Newsome, Jalonne L.; Sanchez, Brisa N.; Jolliet, Olivier; Zhang, Zhenzhen; Parker, Edith A.; Timothy Dvonch, J.; O'Neill, Marie S.

    2012-01-15

    Introduction: Climate change is increasing the frequency of heat waves and hot weather in many urban environments. Older people are more vulnerable to heat exposure but spend most of their time indoors. Few published studies have addressed indoor heat exposure in residences occupied by an elderly population. The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between outdoor and indoor temperatures in homes occupied by the elderly and determine other predictors of indoor temperature. Materials and methods: We collected hourly indoor temperature measurements of 30 different homes; outdoor temperature, dewpoint temperature, and solar radiation data during summer 2009 in Detroit, MI. We used mixed linear regression to model indoor temperatures' responsiveness to weather, housing and environmental characteristics, and evaluated our ability to predict indoor heat exposures based on outdoor conditions. Results: Average maximum indoor temperature for all locations was 34.85 Degree-Sign C, 13.8 Degree-Sign C higher than average maximum outdoor temperature. Indoor temperatures of single family homes constructed of vinyl paneling or wood siding were more sensitive than brick homes to outdoor temperature changes and internal heat gains. Outdoor temperature, solar radiation, and dewpoint temperature predicted 38% of the variability of indoor temperatures. Conclusions: Indoor exposures to heat in Detroit exceed the comfort range among elderly occupants, and can be predicted using outdoor temperatures, characteristics of the housing stock and surroundings to improve heat exposure assessment for epidemiological investigations. Weatherizing homes and modifying home surroundings could mitigate indoor heat exposure among the elderly.

  3. Environment

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    Environment Environment Events Learn about our science, listen to lectures on environment and climate change at the Bradbury Science Museum or at Cafe Scientific events in your community. Oct 14 Wed 4:00 PM Laboratory's Electronic Public Reading room training J. Robert Oppenheimer Study Center, Room JRO 1&2 - West Jemez Road at Casa Grande The Department of Energy (DOE) and the Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), are holding training on the contents and use of the Los Alamos National

  4. DOE ZERH Webinar: Ventilation and Filtration Strategies with Indoor airPLUS

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    | Department of Energy Ventilation and Filtration Strategies with Indoor airPLUS DOE ZERH Webinar: Ventilation and Filtration Strategies with Indoor airPLUS Watch the video or view the presentation slides below The Indoor airPLUS qualification, a prerequisite for Zero Energy Ready Homes, offers an important platform to improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) in high-performance homes. A critical aspect of improving both energy efficiency and IAQ is the proper design and installation of HVAC

  5. Investigation of key parameters influencing the efficient photocatalytic oxidation of indoor volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

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    Quici, Natalia; Kibanova, Daria; Vera, Maria Laura; Choi, Hyeok; Dionysiou, Dionysios D.; Litter, Marta I.; Cervini-Silva, Javiera; Hodgson, Alfred T.; Destaillats, Hugo; Destaillats, Hugo

    2008-06-01

    Photocatalytic oxidation of indoor VOCs has the potential to eliminate pollutants from indoor environments, thus effectively improving and/or maintaining indoor air quality while reducing ventilation energy costs. Design and operation of UV photocatalytic oxidation (UVPCO) air cleaners requires optimization of various parameters to achieve highest pollutant removal efficiencies while avoiding the formation of harmful secondary byproducts and maximizing catalyst lifetime.

  6. About the Environment Team 1 (LM-20.1) | Department of Energy

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    Environment Team 1 (LM-20.1) About the Environment Team 1 (LM-20.1) Text coming

  7. Indoor radon and decay products: Concentrations, causes, and control strategies

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    Nero, A.V.; Gadgil, A.J.; Nazaroff, W.W.; Revzan, K.L.

    1990-11-01

    This report is another in the on going technical report series that addresses various aspects of the DOE Radon Research Program. It provides an overview of what is known about the behavior of radon and its decay products in the indoor environment and examines the manner in which several important classes of factors -- structural, geological, and meteorological -- affect indoor radon concentrations. Information on US indoor radon concentrations, currently available monitoring methods and novel radon control strategies are also explored. 238 refs., 22 figs., 9 tabs.

  8. Environment, Safety, and Health Special Review, Department of Energy Laboratories- August 2008

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    Special Review of Work Practices for Nanoscale Material Activities at Department of Energy Laboratories

  9. Department

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    . , Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 FEB 102014 Dear Colleague: We would like to invite you to participate in a Pro'gram Requirements Review entitled "Large Scale...

  10. Department

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    This requirements review is organized by the Department of Energy's Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing ...

  11. DOE ZERH Webinar: Ventilation and Filtration Strategies with Indoor airPLUS

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    (Text Version) | Department of Energy ZERH Webinar: Ventilation and Filtration Strategies with Indoor airPLUS (Text Version) DOE ZERH Webinar: Ventilation and Filtration Strategies with Indoor airPLUS (Text Version) Below is the text version of the webinar, DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: Ventilation and Filtration Strategies with Indoor airPLUS, presented in August 2014. Watch the presentation. GoToWebinar voice: The broadcast is now starting. All attendees are in listen-only mode. Lindsay

  12. Office of radiation and indoor air: Program description

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    Not Available

    1993-06-01

    The goal of the Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA) Office of Radiation and Indoor Air is to protect the public and the environment from exposures to radiation and indoor air pollutants. The Office develops protection criteria, standards, and policies and works with other programs within EPA and other agencies to control radiation and indoor air pollution exposures; provides technical assistance to states through EPA`s regional offices and other agencies having radiation and indoor air protection programs; directs an environmental radiation monitoring program; responds to radiological emergencies; and evaluates and assesses the overall risk and impact of radiation and indoor air pollution. The Office is EPA`s lead office for intra- and interagency activities coordinated through the Committee for Indoor Air Quality. It coordinates with and assists the Office of Enforcement in enforcement activities where EPA has jurisdiction. The Office disseminates information and works with state and local governments, industry and professional groups, and citizens to promote actions to reduce exposures to harmful levels of radiation and indoor air pollutants.

  13. Department

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    u.s. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey Analysis of Borehole-Radar Reflection Logs from Selected HC Boreholes at the Project Shoal Area, Churchill County, Nevada By John W. Lane, Jr., Peter K. Joesten, Greg Pohll, and Todd Mihevic Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4014 Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy Storrs, Connecticut 2001 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR GALE A. NORTON, Secretary U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Charles G. Groat, Director The use of firm,

  14. Department

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    be made in writing to the Director, Office of Hearings and Appeals (HG-I), L'Enfant Plaza Building, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C....

  15. Department

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    Director, Office of Hearings and Appeals (HG-1), U.S. Department of Energy, L'Enfant Plaza Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20585-1615, and shall be filed...

  16. Department

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    be made in writing to the Director, Office of Hearings and Appeals (HG-1), L'Enfant Plaza Building, US. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C....

  17. Department

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    Director, Office of Hearings and Appeals (HG-l), U.S. Department of Energy, L'Enfant Plaza Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW; Washington; D,C. 20585-1615; and shall be filed...

  18. Environment, Safety, and Health Policy for the Department of Energy Complex

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    1995-06-15

    The Vision and Principles for the Protection of the Worker, Public, and Environment. Canceled by DOE P 450.7.

  19. Microsoft Word - Fact Sheet Environment 100808 FINAL.doc | Department of

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    Energy Environment 100808 FINAL.doc Microsoft Word - Fact Sheet Environment 100808 FINAL.doc PDF icon Microsoft Word - Fact Sheet Environment 100808 FINAL.doc More Documents & Publications Major Communications Report May 5, 2009 Major Communications Report April 30, 2009 Major Communications Report April 28, 2009

  20. Fresh air indoors

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    Kull, K.

    1988-09-01

    This article describes and compares ventilation systems for the control of indoor air pollution in residential housing. These include: local exhaust fans, whole-house fans, central exhaust with wall ports, and heat-recovery central ventilation (HRV). HRV's have a higher initial cost than the other systems but they are the only ones that save energy. Homeowners are given guidelines for choosing the system best suited for their homes in terms of efficiency and payback period.

  1. Department

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    Nuclear Physics," on May 26-27,2011, in Bethesda, MD (Washington, DC area). This workshop is organized by the Department of Energy's Offices of Nuclear Physics (NP) and Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR). The workshop's goal is to characterize NP production computing requirements over the next 3 - 5 years at NERSC,the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. NERSCis the principal provider of production High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities and services for the

  2. ENVIRONMENT AL MANAGEMENT SITE-SPECIFIC ADVISORY BOARD U.S. Department of Energy

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    U.S. Department of ENERGY Department of Energy Quadrennial Technology Review-2015 Framing Document http://energy.gov/qtr 2015-01-13 Page 2 The United States faces serious energy-linked challenges as well as substantial energy opportunities. Disruptions, both natural and man-made, threaten our aging energy infrastructure; global patterns of energy use are changing our climate; and our nation's dependence on foreign sources of energy comes at a significant cost to our economy. We need clean,

  3. Department

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    Washington, DC 20585 September 9, 2011 Dr. Donald Bridges, Chair Savannah River Site Citizens Advisory Board P.O. Box A, Building 730-B, Room 1184 Aiken, South Carolina 29802 Dear Dr. Bridges: Thank you for your August 11, 2011, letter welcoming me as Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management (EM). It is a great honor to return to EM where I spent my early years with the Department of Energy (DOE). I am aware of how valuable the work of the Environmental Management Site-Specific

  4. DOE Publishes CALiPER Snapshot Report on Indoor LED Luminaires

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    The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a Snapshot Report on indoor LED luminaires, which utilizes the LED Lighting Facts® program's extensive product database to help industry...

  5. Environment

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    Video News Room » News Releases » Environment /newsroom/_assets/images/envi-icon.png Earth, Environment Climate impacts, including global temperatures, drought and forest fires as well as Ocean and Sea Ice Modeling Health Space Computing Energy Environment Materials Science Technology The Lab Wildfire fuel being burned in the fire laboratory as the aerosols from the top are being sucked into inlets and sampled at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory in Missoula, Montana by Los Alamos and

  6. Environment

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    Environment Environment A repository for images showing environmental cleanup and protection efforts around the Lab. News Releases Science Briefs Photos Picture of the Week Publications Social Media Videos Fact Sheets PHOTOS BY TOPIC Careers Community Visitors Environment History Science The Lab Click thumbnails to enlarge. Photos arranged by most recent first, horizontal formats before vertical. See Flickr for more sizes and details. Workers sample contents of LANL's Material Disposal Area B

  7. 11th Annual Energy Department Joint Genome Institute Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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    The 11th Annual DOE Joint Genome Institute Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting will be held March 21–25, 2016 in Walnut Creek, California. The meeting will gather together experts and researchers working in energy and environmental genomics and synthetic biology, and it will have a special focus on the work done at the DOE Joint Genome Institute. Bioenergy Technologies Office Technology Manager Daniel Fishman will be in attendance.

  8. environment

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    After operating for 34 years and training over 14,000 sailors, the Department of Energy S1C Prototype Reactor Site in Windsor, Connecticut, was returned to "green field"...

  9. About the Environment Team 2 (LM-20.2) | Department of Energy

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    About the DOE Wind Program About the DOE Wind Program The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Program is committed to developing and deploying a portfolio of innovative technologies for clean, domestic power generation to support an ever-growing industry. The Wind Program, in close cooperation with the wind industry, released a new report that looks at the future of wind power through 2050 and the economic benefits that come with a robust wind industry. The report, Wind Vision: A New Era for

  10. indoor | OpenEI Community

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    Contributor 17 September, 2013 - 12:39 Are you willing to reply to a text message once a day with information about your comfort level at your indoor location? building...

  11. Environment

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    Lab has a strategy to clean up the past, control current operations, and move toward a sustainable future in which waste is minimized and other effects on the environment are...

  12. Indoor Radon and Its Decay Products: Concentrations, Causes, and Control Strategies

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    Nero, A.V.; Gadgil, A.J.; Nazaroff, W.W.; Revzan, K.L.

    1990-01-01

    This report is an introduction to the behavior of radon 222 and its decay products in indoor air. This includes review of basic characteristics of radon and its decay products and of features of the indoor environment itself, all of which factors affect behavior in indoor air. The experimental and theoretical evidence on behavior of radon and its decay products is examined, providing a basis for understanding the influence of geological, structural, and meteorological factors on indoor concentrations, as well as the effectiveness of control techniques. We go on to examine three important issues concerning indoor radon. We thus include (1) an appraisal of the concentration distribution in homes, (2) an examination of the utility and limitations of popular monitoring techniques and protocols, and (3) an assessment of the key elements of strategies for controlling radon levels in homes.

  13. Integrating Human Indoor Air Pollutant Exposure within Life Cycle Impact Assessment

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    Hellweg, Stefanie; Demou, Evangelia; Bruzzi, Raffaella; Meijer, Arjen; Rosenbaum, Ralph K.; Huijbregts, Mark A.J.; McKone, Thomas E.

    2008-12-21

    Neglecting health effects from indoor pollutant emissions and exposure, as currently done in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), may result in product or process optimizations at the expense of workers? or consumers? health. To close this gap, methods for considering indoor exposure to chemicals are needed to complement the methods for outdoor human exposure assessment already in use. This paper summarizes the work of an international expert group on the integration of human indoor and outdoor exposure in LCA, within the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative. A new methodological framework is proposed for a general procedure to include human-health effects from indoor exposure in LCA. Exposure models from occupational hygiene and household indoor air quality studies and practices are critically reviewed and recommendations are provided on the appropriateness of various model alternatives in the context of LCA. A single-compartment box model is recommended for use as a default in LCA, enabling one to screen occupational and household exposures consistent with the existing models to assess outdoor emission in a multimedia environment. An initial set of model parameter values was collected. The comparison between indoor and outdoor human exposure per unit of emission shows that for many pollutants, intake per unit of indoor emission may be several orders of magnitude higher than for outdoor emissions. It is concluded that indoor exposure should be routinely addressed within LCA.

  14. Indoor nitrogen dioxide in five Chattangooga, Tennessee public housing developments

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    Parkhurst, W.J.; Harper, J.P. ); Spengler, J.D.; Fraumeni, L.P.; Majahad, A.M. ); Cropp, J.W. )

    1988-01-01

    This report summarizes an indoor nitrogen dioxide (NO{sub 2}) sampling study conducted during January through March of 1987 in five Chattanooga public housing developments. The origins of this study date to the summer of 1983 when the Piney Woods Community Organization (a citizens action group) expressed concern about toxic industrial air pollution and the effects it might have on their community. In response to these concerns, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau (Bureau) requested assistance from the Tennessee Department of Health and Environment (TDHE) in conducting a community health survey and assistance from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in conducting a community air quality measurement program. The TDHE community health study did not find any significant differences between the mortality statistics for the Piney Woods community and a demographically similar control group. However, a health survey revealed that Piney Woods residents did not have a statistically significant higher self-reported prevalence of cough, wheezing, phlegm, breathlessness, colds, and respiratory illness.

  15. ASHRAE Standard 62.2. Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-

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    Rise Residential Buildings - Building America Top Innovation | Department of Energy ASHRAE Standard 62.2. Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low- Rise Residential Buildings - Building America Top Innovation ASHRAE Standard 62.2. Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low- Rise Residential Buildings - Building America Top Innovation "Build tight, ventilate right" is a universal mantra of high performance home designers and scientists. Tight construction is

  16. Factors affecting the concentration of outdoor particles indoors (COPI): Identification of data needs and existing data

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    Thatcher, Tracy L.; McKone, Thomas E.; Fisk, William J.; Sohn, Michael D.; Delp, Woody W.; Riley, William J.; Sextro, Richard G.

    2001-12-01

    The process of characterizing human exposure to particulate matter requires information on both particle concentrations in microenvironments and the time-specific activity budgets of individuals among these microenvironments. Because the average amount of time spent indoors by individuals in the US is estimated to be greater than 75%, accurate characterization of particle concentrations indoors is critical to exposure assessments for the US population. In addition, it is estimated that indoor particle concentrations depend strongly on outdoor concentrations. The spatial and temporal variations of indoor particle concentrations as well as the factors that affect these variations are important to health scientists. For them, knowledge of the factors that control the relationship of indoor particle concentrations to outdoor levels is particularly important. In this report, we identify and evaluate sources of data for those factors that affect the transport to and concentration of outdoor particles in the indoor environment. Concentrations of particles indoors depend upon the fraction of outdoor particles that penetrate through the building shell or are transported via the air handling (HVAC) system, the generation of particles by indoor sources, and the loss mechanisms that occur indoors, such as deposition. To address these issues, we (i) identify and assemble relevant information including the behavior of particles during air leakage, HVAC operations, and particle filtration; (ii) review and evaluate the assembled information to distinguish data that are directly relevant to specific estimates of particle transport from those that are only indirectly useful and (iii) provide a synthesis of the currently available information on building air-leakage parameters and their effect on indoor particle matter concentrations.

  17. Energy Impacts of Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality Retrofits...

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    Energy Impacts of Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality Retrofits of Apartments in California Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Energy Impacts of Energy and Indoor ...

  18. Impacts of contaminant storage on indoor air quality: Model developmen...

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    Journal Article: Impacts of contaminant storage on indoor air quality: Model development Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Impacts of contaminant storage on indoor air...

  19. ENERGY STAR Webinar: Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality...

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    Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for School Building Upgrades ENERGY STAR Webinar: Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for School...

  20. Combustion Safety for Appliances Using Indoor Air (Fact Sheet...

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    Combustion Safety for Appliances Using Indoor Air PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Combustion Safety for Appliances Using Indoor Air Partners: American Gas Association www.aga.org ...

  1. Validation of a zero-equation turbulence model for complex indoor airflow simulation

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    Srebric, J.; Chen, Q.; Glicksman, L.R.

    1999-07-01

    The design of an indoor environment requires a tool that can quickly predict the three-dimensional distributions of air velocity, temperature, and contaminant concentrations in the room on a desktop computer. This investigation has tested a zero-equation turbulence model for the prediction of the indoor environment in an office with displacement ventilation, with a heater and infiltration and with forced convection and a partition wall. The computed air velocity and temperature distributions agree well with the measured data. The computing time for each case is less than seven minutes on a PC Pentium II, 350 MHz.

  2. Numerical simulation of solar heat absorption within indoor space by means of composite grid method

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    Omori, Toshiaki; Murakami, Shuzo; Kato, Shinsuke

    1997-12-31

    This paper describes the method for numerical simulation of solar radiation entering indoor spaces through fenestration. The proposed method can systematically deal with the interception of sunlight by buildings in the outdoor space and obstacles in the indoor space by tracing a large number of particles directed toward the sun. Configuration factors from the fenestration to the sky are also three-dimensionally treated by accounting for outdoor geometries. Distribution of the solar heat absorption in the indoor space is calculated by assuming radiation equilibrium. After the solar heat absorption analysis is carried out, heat transfer analysis in the space is conducted taking account of longwave radiation, convective heat transfer, thermal conduction, and cooling/heating by air conditioning. Then, the indoor thermal environment is evaluated using the resulting temperature distribution of air and indoor surfaces. To evaluate the applicability of these procedures, the thermal environment in a model hall with large glass windows and an overhang is predicted. The analyzed hall is assumed to be located near a tall building.

  3. DOE Challenge Home Label Methodology | Department of Energy

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

    Label Methodology DOE Challenge Home Label Methodology A document of the U.S. Department of Energy's Zero Energy Ready Home (formerly Challenge Home) program. PDF icon ch_label_methodology_1012.pdf More Documents & Publications DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Partner Resources Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Version 1 (Rev. 02)

  4. Indoor unit for electric heat pump

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Draper, R.; Lackey, R.S.; Fagan, T.J. Jr.; Veyo, S.E.; Humphrey, J.R.

    1984-05-22

    An indoor unit for an electric heat pump is provided in modular form including a refrigeration module, an air mover module, and a resistance heat package module, the refrigeration module including all of the indoor refrigerant circuit components including the compressor in a space adjacent the heat exchanger, the modules being adapted to be connected to air flow communication in several different ways as shown to accommodate placement of the unit in various orientations. 9 figs.

  5. Energy Department Launches Better Buildings Alliance Indoor Lighting...

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    ... TD Bank Capital One Brokers Laurie McMahon, DTZ Sally Wilson, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Greta Garner, Green Coast Realty Meade Boutwell, CBRE Randolph (Randy) Harrell, CBRE Brant ...

  6. Indoor Chemical Exposures: Humans' Non-respiratory Interactions with Room Air

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    Charles Weschler

    2010-09-01

    March 18, 2010 Berkeley Lab Environmental Energy Technology Division distinguished lecture: The marked difference in pollutant concentrations between an occupied and un-occupied room are only partially explained by human bio-effluents. Humans alter levels of ozone and related oxidants such as nitrate and hydroxyl radicals in the rooms they inhabit; in effect, they change the oxidative capacity of room air. Ozone-initiated reactions on exposed skin, hair and clothing generate products, including potentially irritating chemicals whose concentrations are much higher in the occupant's breathing zone than in the core of the room. Charles J. Weschler is a Professor at the School of Public Health, the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine and the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School & Rutgers University (New Jersey). He is also a Visiting Professor at the International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy, Technical University of Denmark (DTU, Lyngby, Denmark).

  7. Pending indoor air quality and radon abatement legislation. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Regulation of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session on S. 656 and S. 657, May 25, 1993

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    1993-01-01

    This hearing on pending indoor air quality and radon abatement legislation includes testimony from individuals and representatives of the following groups: Business Council on Indoor Air; American Lung Association; Consumer Federation of America; Radiation Protection Programs, NJ; School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University; AFL-CIO; EPA; National Parent Teacher Association. Additional material includes statements from: American Lung Assoc.; Alliance for Radon Reduction; Alliance to Save Energy; American Industrial Hygiene Assoc.; Bowser Morner, Inc.; Building Owners and Managers Assoc. International; Chemical Specialties Manufacturers Assoc.; Council for American Private Education; National Assoc. of Home Builders; National Assoc. of Realtors; National School Boards Assoc.; Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Assoc.

  8. Indoor unit for electric heat pump

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Draper, Robert; Lackey, Robert S.; Fagan, Jr., Thomas J.; Veyo, Stephen E.; Humphrey, Joseph R.

    1984-01-01

    An indoor unit for an electric heat pump is provided in modular form including a refrigeration module 10, an air mover module 12, and a resistance heat package module 14, the refrigeration module including all of the indoor refrigerant circuit components including the compressor 36 in a space adjacent the heat exchanger 28, the modules being adapted to be connected to air flow communication in several different ways as shown in FIGS. 4-7 to accommodate placement of the unit in various orientations.

  9. Task Group report to the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health on oversight of chemical safety at the Department of Energy. Volume 2, Appendices

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    Not Available

    1992-11-01

    This report presents the results of a preliminary review of chemical safety within the Department of Energy (DOE). The review was conducted by Chemical Safety Oversight Review (CSOR) Teams composed of Office of Environment, Safety and Health (EH) staff members and contractors. The primary objective of the CSOR was to assess, the safety status of DOE chemical operations and identify any significant deficiencies associated with such operations. Significant was defined as any situation posing unacceptable risk, that is, imminent danger or threat to workers, co-located workers, the general public, or the environment, that requires prompt action by EH or the line organizations. A secondary objective of the CSOR was to gather and analyze technical and programmatic information related to chemical safety to be used in conjunction with the longer-range EH Workplace Chemical Accident Risk Review (WCARR) Program. The WCARR Program is part of the ongoing EH oversight of nonnuclear safety at all DOE facilities. `` The program objective is to analyze DOE and industry chemical safety programs and performance and determine the need for additional or improved safety guidance for DOE. During the period June 6, 1992, through July 31, 1992, EH conducted CSORs at five DOE sites. The sites visited were Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Savannah River Site (SRS), the Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

  10. Spatial and temporal variations in indoor environmental conditions, human occupancy, and operational characteristics in a new hospital building

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    Ramos, Tiffanie; Dedesko, Sandra; Siegel, Jeffrey A.; Gilbert, Jack A.; Stephens, Brent

    2015-03-02

    The dynamics of indoor environmental conditions, human occupancy, and operational characteristics of buildings influence human comfort and indoor environmental quality, including the survival and progression of microbial communities. A suite of continuous, long-term environmental and operational parameters were measured in ten patient rooms and two nurse stations in a new hospital building in Chicago, IL to characterize the indoor environment in which microbial samples were taken for the Hospital Microbiome Project. Measurements included environmental conditions (indoor dry-bulb temperature, relative humidity, humidity ratio, and illuminance) in the patient rooms and nurse stations; differential pressure between the patient rooms and hallways; surrogate measures for human occupancy and activity in the patient rooms using both indoor air CO₂ concentrations and infrared doorway beam-break counters; and outdoor air fractions in the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems serving the sampled spaces. Measurements were made at 5-minute intervals over consecutive days for nearly one year, providing a total of ~8×10⁶ data points. Indoor temperature, illuminance, and human occupancy/activity were all weakly correlated between rooms, while relative humidity, humidity ratio, and outdoor air fractions showed strong temporal (seasonal) patterns and strong spatial correlations between rooms. Differential pressure measurements confirmed that all patient rooms were operated at neutral pressure. The patient rooms averaged about 100 combined entrances and exits per day, which suggests they were relatively lightly occupied compared to higher traffic environments (e.g., retail buildings) and more similar to lower traffic office environments. There were also clear differences in several environmental parameters before and after the hospital was occupied with patients and staff. Characterizing and understanding factors that influence these building dynamics is vital for hospital environments, where they can impact patient health and the survival and spread of healthcare associated infections.

  11. Spatial and temporal variations in indoor environmental conditions, human occupancy, and operational characteristics in a new hospital building

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    Ramos, Tiffanie; Dedesko, Sandra; Siegel, Jeffrey A.; Gilbert, Jack A.; Stephens, Brent

    2015-03-02

    The dynamics of indoor environmental conditions, human occupancy, and operational characteristics of buildings influence human comfort and indoor environmental quality, including the survival and progression of microbial communities. A suite of continuous, long-term environmental and operational parameters were measured in ten patient rooms and two nurse stations in a new hospital building in Chicago, IL to characterize the indoor environment in which microbial samples were taken for the Hospital Microbiome Project. Measurements included environmental conditions (indoor dry-bulb temperature, relative humidity, humidity ratio, and illuminance) in the patient rooms and nurse stations; differential pressure between the patient rooms and hallways; surrogatemore » measures for human occupancy and activity in the patient rooms using both indoor air CO₂ concentrations and infrared doorway beam-break counters; and outdoor air fractions in the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems serving the sampled spaces. Measurements were made at 5-minute intervals over consecutive days for nearly one year, providing a total of ~8×10⁶ data points. Indoor temperature, illuminance, and human occupancy/activity were all weakly correlated between rooms, while relative humidity, humidity ratio, and outdoor air fractions showed strong temporal (seasonal) patterns and strong spatial correlations between rooms. Differential pressure measurements confirmed that all patient rooms were operated at neutral pressure. The patient rooms averaged about 100 combined entrances and exits per day, which suggests they were relatively lightly occupied compared to higher traffic environments (e.g., retail buildings) and more similar to lower traffic office environments. There were also clear differences in several environmental parameters before and after the hospital was occupied with patients and staff. Characterizing and understanding factors that influence these building dynamics is vital for hospital environments, where they can impact patient health and the survival and spread of healthcare associated infections.« less

  12. Equivalence in Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality

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    Sherman, Max; Walker, Iain; Logue, Jennifer

    2011-08-01

    We ventilate buildings to provide acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ). Ventilation standards (such as American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Enginners [ASHRAE] Standard 62) specify minimum ventilation rates without taking into account the impact of those rates on IAQ. Innovative ventilation management is often a desirable element of reducing energy consumption or improving IAQ or comfort. Variable ventilation is one innovative strategy. To use variable ventilation in a way that meets standards, it is necessary to have a method for determining equivalence in terms of either ventilation or indoor air quality. This study develops methods to calculate either equivalent ventilation or equivalent IAQ. We demonstrate that equivalent ventilation can be used as the basis for dynamic ventilation control, reducing peak load and infiltration of outdoor contaminants. We also show that equivalent IAQ could allow some contaminants to exceed current standards if other contaminants are more stringently controlled.

  13. Impacts of Mixing on Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Homes

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    Sherman, Max H.; Walker, Iain I.

    2010-01-01

    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.

  14. News | Department of Energy

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    The certification would be submitted to DOE through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). December 17, 2015 Energy Department Announces ...

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    conditions, human occupancy, and operational characteristics in a new hospital building Prev Next Title: Spatial and temporal variations in indoor environmental...

  16. Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Version 1 (Rev. 02...

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    Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Version 1 (Rev. 02), November 2013, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. PDF icon chiap.pdf More Documents & Publications ...

  17. Review of some effects of climate change on indoor environmental...

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    Review of some effects of climate change on indoor environmental quality and health and associated no-regrets mitigation measures Citation Details In-Document Search This content ...

  18. Indoor air quality & airborne disease control in healthcare facilities...

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    Subject: 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENTS; INDOOR AIR POLLUTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS; DISEASES; THERMAL COMFORT; SPACE HVAC SYSTEMS Word ...

  19. Energy Savings with Acceptable Indoor Air Quality Through Improved...

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    Air Flow Control in Residential Retrofit Energy Savings with Acceptable Indoor Air Quality Through Improved Air Flow Control in Residential Retrofit Sealed duct penetrations. ...

  20. Energy Department Announces Winners of Next Generation Luminaires™ Solid-State Lighting Design Competition

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    The Energy Department announced winners of its seventh annual Next Generation LuminairesTM (NGL) design competition for indoor and outdoor lighting during the LIGHTFAIR® International trade show in New York.

  1. Natural radiation environment III. [Lead Abstract

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    Gesell, T.F.; Lowder, W.M.

    1980-01-01

    Separate abstracts were prepared for the 52 research papers presented at this symposium in April 1978. The major topics in this volume deal with penetrating radiation measurements, radiation surveys and population exposure, radioactivity in the indoor environment, and technologically enhanced natural radioactivity. (KRM)

  2. Lighting Design | Department of Energy

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    as part of your whole-house design -- an approach for building an energy-efficient home. Indoor Lighting Design When designing indoor lighting for energy efficiency,...

  3. Energy Code Enforcement Training Manual : Covering the Washington State Energy Code and the Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Code.

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    Washington State Energy Code Program

    1992-05-01

    This manual is designed to provide building department personnel with specific inspection and plan review skills and information on provisions of the 1991 edition of the Washington State Energy Code (WSEC). It also provides information on provisions of the new stand-alone Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality (VIAQ) Code.The intent of the WSEC is to reduce the amount of energy used by requiring energy-efficient construction. Such conservation reduces energy requirements, and, as a result, reduces the use of finite resources, such as gas or oil. Lowering energy demand helps everyone by keeping electricity costs down. (It is less expensive to use existing electrical capacity efficiently than it is to develop new and additional capacity needed to heat or cool inefficient buildings.) The new VIAQ Code (effective July, 1991) is a natural companion to the energy code. Whether energy-efficient or not, an homes have potential indoor air quality problems. Studies have shown that indoor air is often more polluted than outdoor air. The VIAQ Code provides a means of exchanging stale air for fresh, without compromising energy savings, by setting standards for a controlled ventilation system. It also offers requirements meant to prevent indoor air pollution from building products or radon.

  4. NREL: Performance and Reliability R&D - Indoor Testing

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    Indoor Testing Photo of a distant summer view of SERF, FTLB, and OTF/array field. Our indoor testing and R&D equipment can be found in several laboratories across the permanent NREL site, including the Outdoor Test Facility (OTF), the Field Test Laboratory Building (FTLB), and the Solar Energy Research Facility (SERF). We use an assortment of indoor equipment to test modules and systems under simulated and accelerated conditions, as well as to perform module packaging R&D. Our equipment

  5. Causes of Indoor Air Quality Problems in Schools: Summary of Scientific Research

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    Bayer, C.W.

    2001-02-22

    In the modern urban setting, most individuals spend about 80% of their time indoors and are therefore exposed to the indoor environment to a much greater extent than to the outdoors (Lebowitz 1992). Concomitant with this increased habitation in urban buildings, there have been numerous reports of adverse health effects related to indoor air quality (IAQ) (sick buildings). Most of these buildings were built in the last two decades and were constructed to be energy-efficient. The quality of air in the indoor environment can be altered by a number of factors: release of volatile compounds from furnishings, floor and wall coverings, and other finishing materials or machinery; inadequate ventilation; poor temperature and humidity control; re-entrainment of outdoor volatile organic compounds (VOCs); and the contamination of the indoor environment by microbes (particularly fungi). Armstrong Laboratory (1992) found that the three most frequent causes of IAQ are (1) inadequate design and/or maintenance of the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system, (2) a shortage of fresh air, and (3) lack of humidity control. A similar study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH 1989) recognized inadequate ventilation as the most frequent source of IAQ problems in the work environment (52% of the time). Poor IAQ due to microbial contamination can be the result of the complex interactions of physical, chemical, and biological factors. Harmful fungal populations, once established in the HVAC system or occupied space of a modern building, may episodically produce or intensify what is known as sick building syndrome (SBS) (Cummings and Withers 1998). Indeed, SBS caused by fungi may be more enduring and recalcitrant to treatment than SBS from multiple chemical exposures (Andrae 1988). An understanding of the microbial ecology of the indoor environment is crucial to ultimately resolving many IAQ problems. The incidence of SBS related to multiple chemical sensitivity versus bioaerosols (aerosolized microbes), or the contribution of the microorganisms to the chemical sensitivities, is not yet understood. If the inhabitants of a building exhibit similar symptoms of a clearly defined disease with a nature and time of onset that can be related to building occupancy, the disease is generally referred to as ''building-related illness.'' Once the SBS has been allowed to elevate to this level, buildings are typically evacuated and the costs associated with disruption of the building occupants, identification of the source of the problem, and eventual remediation can be significant. Understanding the primary causes of IAQ problems and how controllable factors--proper HVAC system design, allocation of adequate outdoor air, proper filtration, effective humidity control, and routine maintenance--can avert the problems may help all building owners, operators, and occupants to be more productive (Arens and Baughman 1996). This paper provides a comprehensive summary of IAQ research that has been conducted in various types of facilities. However, it focuses primarily on school facilities because, for numerous reasons that will become evident, they are far more susceptible to developing IAQ problems than most other types of facilities; and the occupants, children, are more significantly affected than adults (EPA 1998).

  6. Indoor Thermal Factors and Symptoms in Office Workers: Findings...

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    from the U.S. EPA BASE Study Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Indoor Thermal Factors and Symptoms in Office Workers: Findings from the U.S. EPA BASE Study You ...

  7. Automobile proximity and indoor residential concentrations of BTEX and MTBE

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    Corsi, Dr. Richard; Morandi, Dr. Maria; Siegel, Dr. Jeffrey; Hun, Diana E

    2011-01-01

    Attached garages have been identified as important sources of indoor residential air pollution. However, the literature lacks information on how the proximity of cars to the living area affects indoor concentrations of gasoline-related compounds, and the origin of these pollutants. We analyzed data from the Relationships of Indoor, Outdoor, and Personal Air (RIOPA) study and evaluated 114 residences with cars in an attached garage, detached garage or carport, or without cars. Results indicate that homes with cars in attached garages were affected the most. Concentrations in homes with cars in detached garages and residences without cars were similar. The contribution from gasoline-related sources to indoor benzene and MTBE concentrations appeared to be dominated by car exhaust, or a combination of tailpipe and gasoline vapor emissions. Residing in a home with an attached garage could lead to benzene exposures ten times higher than exposures from commuting in heavy traffic.

  8. Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition Announces 2014 Indoor Winners

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    Winners in the Indoor category of the sixth annual Next Generation LuminairesTM Design Competition were announced today at The LED Show in Los Angeles. Sponsored by DOE, the Illuminating...

  9. 11th Annual Energy Department Joint Genome Institute Genomics...

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    11th Annual Energy Department Joint Genome Institute Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting 11th Annual Energy Department Joint Genome Institute Genomics of Energy & Environment ...

  10. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Savings and Cost Estimate Summary | Department

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    of Energy Savings and Cost Estimate Summary DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Savings and Cost Estimate Summary The U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home Savings and Cost Estimate Summary, October 2015 PDF icon DOE Zero Energy Ready Home - Cost & Savings Summary OCT 2015.pdf More Documents & Publications Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Version 1 (Rev. 02) Washington DOE ZERH Program Requirements

  11. Audit Report: IG-0749 | Department of Energy

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    9 Audit Report: IG-0749 December 14, 2006 The Department's Energy, Science,and Environment Sites' Implementationof the Design Basis Threat 'The Department of Energy uses the...

  12. OREM News Archive | Department of Energy

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    before the official founding of the Department's EM. May 7, 2013 Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Robert Martineau, left to right, U.S. Sen. Lamar...

  13. Indoor Localization Algorithms for an Ambulatory Human Operated 3D Mobile Mapping System

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    Corso, N; Zakhor, A

    2013-12-03

    Indoor localization and mapping is an important problem with many applications such as emergency response, architectural modeling, and historical preservation. In this paper, we develop an automatic, off-line pipeline for metrically accurate, GPS-denied, indoor 3D mobile mapping using a human-mounted backpack system consisting of a variety of sensors. There are three novel contributions in our proposed mapping approach. First, we present an algorithm which automatically detects loop closure constraints from an occupancy grid map. In doing so, we ensure that constraints are detected only in locations that are well conditioned for scan matching. Secondly, we address the problem of scan matching with poor initial condition by presenting an outlier-resistant, genetic scan matching algorithm that accurately matches scans despite a poor initial condition. Third, we present two metrics based on the amount and complexity of overlapping geometry in order to vet the estimated loop closure constraints. By doing so, we automatically prevent erroneous loop closures from degrading the accuracy of the reconstructed trajectory. The proposed algorithms are experimentally verified using both controlled and real-world data. The end-to-end system performance is evaluated using 100 surveyed control points in an office environment and obtains a mean accuracy of 10 cm. Experimental results are also shown on three additional datasets from real world environments including a 1500 meter trajectory in a warehouse sized retail shopping center.

  14. Exposure to formaldehyde in indoor air

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    Gammage, R.B. )

    1990-01-01

    Trends in formaldehyde concentrations to which residents are exposed are reviewed, as are the means for assessing these exposures. Concentrations as high as a few ppm encountered in manufactured housing during the 1970s were eliminated after the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 1984 ruling came into effect. The pressed-wood product industry, and its trade organizations, have made concerted efforts to comply with the ruling. Moreover, they have imposed additional voluntary product standards upon themselves intended to be applicable to a range of pressed-wood products wider than that defined in the HUD standard. Quarterly product testing on arbitrarily selected products shows a general lowering of emission rates with only a few percent of products now being above the HUD level. Measurement of ambient indoor levels of formaldehyde has been largely replaced by testing to assure conformance to product standards. The lower-emitting products on the market, if used in mobile home construction and furnishing, will expectantly produce formaldehyde levels not exceeding 0.1 ppm, except under conditions of unusually high temperature and humidity. Recent studies implicate household dust as a significant carrier of bound formaldehyde. In a few instances, old urea-formaldehyde cavity wall insulation has become friable and particles have blown into living areas. Future health assessments might need to consider this additional pathway of potential exposure.

  15. NNMCAB Presentations | Department of Energy

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    Salt Waste Storage at LANL. Information on the Administrative Order Issued by the New Mexico Environment Department was also Discussed. May 21, 2014 Associate Directorate for...

  16. Jetta Wong | Department of Energy

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    She worked on a wide range of energy and environment policy issues related to civilian research, development and demonstration programs at the Department of Energy and the ...

  17. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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    be implemented by all state executive agencies. The Pennsylvania Department of Environment Protectio... Eligibility: State Government Savings Category: Equipment Insulation,...

  18. Ventilation | Department of Energy

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    can improve the effectiveness of natural and whole-house ventilation by removing indoor air pollution andor moisture at its source. Spot ventilation includes the use of...

  19. The ORNL Indoor Air Quality Study: Re-cap, Context, and Assessment on Radon

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    Tonn, Bruce Edward; Rose, Erin M.; Ternes, Mark P.

    2015-10-01

    As part of the retrospective evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy s low-income Weatherization Assistance Program that was led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), an assessment of the impacts of weatherization on indoor air quality (IAQ) was conducted. This assessment included nearly 500 treatment and control homes across the country. Homes were monitored for carbon monoxide, radon, formaldehyde, temperature and humidity pre- and post-weatherization. This report focuses on the topic of radon and addresses issues not thoroughly discussed in the original IAQ report. The size, scope and rigor of the radon component of the IAQ study are compared to previous studies that assessed the impacts of weatherization on indoor radon levels. It is found that the ORNL study is by far the most extensive study conducted to date, though the ORNL results are consistent with the findings of the other studies. However, the study does have limitations related to its reliance on short-term measurements of radon and inability to attribute changes in radon levels in homes post-weatherization to specific weatherization measures individually or in combination.

  20. An Innovative Reactor Technology to Improve Indoor Air Quality

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    Rempel, Jane

    2013-03-30

    As residential buildings achieve tighter envelopes in order to minimize energy used for space heating and cooling, accumulation of indoor air pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), becomes a major concern causing poor air quality and increased health risks. Current VOC removal methods include sorbents, ultraviolet photocatalytic oxidation (UVPCO), and increased ventilation, but these methods do not capture or destroy all VOCs or are prohibitively expensive to implement. TIAX's objective in this program was to develop a new VOC removal technology for residential buildings. This novel air purification technology is based on an innovative reactor and light source design along with UVPCO properties of the chosen catalyst to purify indoor air and enhance indoor air quality (IAQ). During the program we designed, fabricated and tested a prototype air purifier to demonstrate its feasibility and effectiveness. We also measured kinetics of VOC destruction on photocatalysts, providing deep insight into reactor design.

  1. Indoor and Outdoor Spectroradiometer Intercomparison for Spectral Irradiance Measurement

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    Habte, A.; Andreas, A.; Ottoson, L.; Gueymard, C.; Fedor, G.; Fowler, S.; Peterson, J.; Naranen, R.; Kobashi, T.; Akiyama, A.; Takagi, S.

    2014-05-01

    This report details the global spectral irradiance intercomparison using spectroradiometers that was organized by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Solar Radiation Research Laboratory. The intercomparison was performed both indoors and outdoors on September 17, 2013. Five laboratories participated in the intercomparison using 10 spectroradiometers, and a coordinated measurement setup and a common platform were employed to compare spectral irradiances under both indoor and outdoor conditions. The intercomparison aimed to understand the performance of the different spectroradiometers and to share knowledge in making spectral irradiance measurements. This intercomparison was the first of its kind in the United States.

  2. Report on HVAC option selections for a relocatable classroom energy and indoor environmental quality field study

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    Apte, Michael G.; Delp, Woody W.; Diamond, Richard C.; Hodgson, Alfred T.; Kumar, Satish; Rainer, Leo I.; Shendell, Derek G.; Sullivan, Doug P.; Fisk, William J.

    2001-10-11

    It is commonly assumed that efforts to simultaneously develop energy efficient building technologies and to improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ) are unfeasible. The primary reason for this is that IEQ improvements often require additional ventilation that is costly from an energy standpoint. It is currently thought that health and productivity in work and learning environments requires adequate, if not superior, IEQ. Despite common assumptions, opportunities do exist to design building systems that provide improvements in both energy efficiency and IEQ. This report outlines the selection of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to be used in demonstrating such an opportunity in a field study using relocatable school classrooms. Standard classrooms use a common wall mounted heat pump HVAC system. After reviewing alternative systems, a wall-mounting indirect/direct evaporative cooling system with an integral hydronic gas heating is selected. The anticipated advantages of this system include continuous ventilation of 100 percent outside air at or above minimum standards, projected cooling energy reductions of about 70 percent, inexpensive gas heating, improved airborne particle filtration, and reduced peak load electricity use. Potential disadvantages include restricted climate regions and possible increases in indoor relative humidity levels under some conditions.

  3. RAPID/Geothermal/Environment/Alaska | Open Energy Information

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    None ContactsAgencies: Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation State Environment Process...

  4. RAPID/BulkTransmission/Environment/Alaska | Open Energy Information

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    ContactsAgencies: Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation State Environment Process...

  5. Analysis of environment, safety, and health (ES{ampersand}H) management systems for Department of Energy (DOE) Defense Programs (DP) facilities

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    Neglia, A. V., LLNL

    1998-03-01

    The purpose of this paper is to provide a summary analysis and comparison of various environment, safety, and health (ES&H) management systems required of, or suggested for use by, the Departrnent of Energy Defense Programs` sites. The summary analysis is provided by means of a comparison matrix, a set of Vean diagrams that highlights the focus of the systems, and an `End Gate` filter diagram that integrates the three Vean diagrams. It is intended that this paper will act as a starting point for implementing a particular system or in establishing a comprehensive site-wide integrated ES&H management system. Obviously, the source documents for each system would need to be reviewed to assure proper implementation of a particular system. The matrix compares nine ES&H management systems against a list of elements generated by identifying the unique elements of all the systems. To simplify the matrix, the elements are listed by means of a brief title. An explanation of the matrix elements is provided in Attachment 2 entitled, `Description of System Elements.` The elements are categorized under the Total Quality Management (TQM) `Plan, Do, Check, Act` framework with the added category of `Policy`. (The TQM concept is explained in the `DOE Quality Management implementation Guidelines,` July 1997 (DOE/QM- 0008)). The matrix provides a series of columns and rows to compare the unique elements found in each of the management systems. A `V` is marked if the element is explicitly identified as part of the particular ES&H management system. An `X` is marked if the element is not found in the particular ES&H management system, or if it is considered to be inadequately addressed. A `?` is marked if incorporation of the element is not clear. Attachment I provides additional background information which explains the justification for the marks in the matrix cells. Through the Vean diagrams and the `End Gate` filter in Section 3, the paper attempts to pictorially display the focus of each system with respect to ES&H, the hazard of concern, and any limitations with respect to the TQM categories. A summary evaluation and explanation of each of the systems is provided in Section 4 of the paper. Several other ES&H systems were reviewed in preparation of the paper, but were not specifically included as a system in this matrix. Only those ES&H management systems that are potentially applicable to DOE Defense Program sites were included as part of the matrix comparison. A description of other ES&H management systems that were evaluated, but not specifically incorporated in this matrix comparison, are provided in Attachment 3 entitled, `Other ES&H Management Systems Reviewed.` In the past, it has been difficult integrating ES&H into work planning for several reasons. One barrier to this integration has been the complexity caused by the existence of several `stove pipe` ES&H systems. By analyzing the unique elements of the various ES&H systems, as well as their strengths and limitations, and their similarities and differences, it is envisioned that this paper will aid in facilitating the integration of ES&H into work planning. This paper was developed by the Office of Defense Programs (DP-45) and all questions or comments should be directed to Anthony Neglia of that office at (301) 903-3531 or Anthony.Neglia@dp.doe.gov.

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    documentation of the associated risk. 2. Drilling, excavating or other activities that ... shaft shall be maintained. No drilling or excavation at any depth within 40 ...

  7. Solar Policy Environment: Boston | Department of Energy

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    Ready to Build? BUILD A PIZZA BOX SOLAR OVEN Background The sun is hot enough to bake food. Here's how to make a simple solar oven that gets hot enough to warm up cookies and other treats, like s'mores. It won't get really hot, though, so you can't bake things in it and you won't burn yourself when playing with it. Be sure to have an adult help you with this! Materials - One pizza box from a local pizza delivery store. Here's a good excuse to ask your parents to order pizza tonight! - Newspapers

  8. Acquisition and the Environment | Department of Energy

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    GREEN PURCHASING OVERVIEW The White House Task Force on Recycling along with the US Army ... Government Through Waste Prevention, Recycling and Federal Acquisition was the first of ...

  9. Solar Policy Environment: Portland | Department of Energy

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    City of Portland's Solar Now Program will pursue solar market transformation for Portland residents, businesses, and city operations. The program will work with other City bureaus ...

  10. Environment, Health, Safety & Security | Department of Energy

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    The purpose of the training is to provide an enhanced understanding of the requirements of ... DOE National Training Center is located on the Office of Enterprise Assessment (EA) site. ...

  11. Environment Policy, Guidance & Reports | Department of Energy

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    improvement and shape behavior in environmental protection before incidents occur. ... line organizations in the resolution of environmental issues and management concerns. ...

  12. Environment, Health, Safety & Security | Department of Energy

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    is the SPLC's highest honor and recognizes a purchasing organization whose overall sustainable purchasing program exemplifies leadership-for DOE's GreenBuy Award Program....

  13. Department of Energy Facilities | Department of Energy

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    Department of Energy Facilities Department of Energy Facilities Department of Energy Facilities View All Maps Addthis...

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  15. Mission | Department of Energy

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    Mission Mission Our Mission: The Office of the Associate Under Secretary for the Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (AU) is the Department of Energy's (DOE) central organization responsible for developing health, safety, environment, and security policy; providing corporate-level leadership and strategic vision to coordinate and integrate these vital programs. AU is responsible for policy development and technical assistance; safety analysis; and corporate safety and security

  16. Indoor Environmental Quality Benefits of Apartment Energy Retrofits

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    Noris, Federico; Adamkiewicz, Gary; Delp, William W.; Hotchi, Toshifumi; Russell, Marion; Singer, Brett C.; Spears, Michael; Vermeer, Kimberly; Fisk, William J.

    2013-06-01

    Sixteen apartments serving low-income populations in three buildings were retrofit with the goal of simultaneously reducing energy consumption and improving indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Retrofit measures varied among apartments and included, among others, envelope sealing, installation of continuous mechanical ventilation systems, upgrading bathroom fans and range hoods, attic insulation, replacement of heating and cooling systems, and adding wall-mounted particle air cleaners. IEQ parameters were measured, generally for two one-week periods before and after the retrofits. The measurements indicate an overall improvement in IEQ conditions after the retrofits. Comfort conditions, bathroom humidity, and concentrations of carbon dioxide, acetaldehyde, volatile organic compounds, and particles generally improved. Formaldehyde and nitrogen dioxide levels decreased in the building with the highest concentrations, were unchanged in a second building, and increased in a third building. IEQ parameters other than particles improved more in apartments with continuous mechanical ventilation systems installed. In general, but not consistently, larger percent increases in air exchange rates were associated with larger percent decreases in indoor levels of the pollutants that primarily come from indoor sources.

  17. An Employee Think Tank to Improve the Department of Energy Work...

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

    An Employee Think Tank to Improve the Department of Energy Work Environment and Employee Work Experience An Employee Think Tank to Improve the Department of Energy Work Environment ...

  18. Is CO2 an Indoor Pollutant? Direct Effects of Low to Moderate...

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    Journal Article: Is CO2 an Indoor Pollutant? Direct Effects of Low to Moderate CO2 ... Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC) Country of Publication: United States ...

  19. Is CO2 an Indoor Pollutant? Higher Levels of CO2 May Diminish...

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    Decision Making Performance Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Is CO2 an Indoor Pollutant? Higher Levels of CO2 May Diminish Decision Making Performance You are ...

  20. EIS-0127: New Energy-Efficient Homes Programs, Assessing Indoor Air Quality Options

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Bonneville Power Administration developed this EIS to explore whether different building techniques will control indoor air quality and still maintain cost-effective energy savings.

  1. Low-Friction Engineered Surfaces | Department of Energy

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

    Innovation | Department of Energy drawing shows simple and cost-effective ventilation strategies for homes. As high-performance homes get more air tight and better insulated, attention to good indoor air quality becomes essential. This Top Innovation profile describes Building America research by Building Science Corporation to develop simple whole-house ventilation systems for builders that cost less than $350 to install and meet code requirements. To address ventilation issues arising in

  2. ATOMISTIC MODELING OF ELECTRODE MATERIALS | Department of Energy

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

    Rise Residential Buildings - Building America Top Innovation | Department of Energy "Build tight, ventilate right" is a universal mantra of high performance home designers and scientists. Tight construction is one of the most important cornerstones of high-performance homes, but is only edited=BA_Top Innovations_ASHRAE 62 cover.jpg possible with ensured dilution of indoor contaminants. And, this ensured dilution is dependent on an effective base standard for whole-house and spot

  3. Ventilation | Department of Energy

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

    Weatherize » Ventilation Ventilation This ventilation system in a tight, energy-efficient home ensures good indoor air quality. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/brebca. This ventilation system in a tight, energy-efficient home ensures good indoor air quality. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/brebca. Ventilation is very important in an energy-efficient home. Air sealing techniques can reduce air leakage to the point that contaminants with known health effects such as formaldehyde,

  4. Department of Energy Oversight Policy

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

    2011-04-25

    The Policy establishes a Department-wide oversight process to protect the public, workers, environment, and national security assets effectively through continuous improvement. Supersedes DOE P 226.1A

  5. Department of Energy Oversight Policy

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

    2007-05-25

    The Policy establishes a Department-wide oversight process to protect the public, workers, environment, and national security assets effectively through continuous improvement. Cancels DOE P 226.1. Canceled by DOE P 226.1B

  6. Air Sealing Your Home | Department of Energy

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

    Your Home Air Sealing Your Home Save on heating and cooling costs by checking for air leaks in common trouble spots in your home. Save on heating and cooling costs by checking for air leaks in common trouble spots in your home. Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. Caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective air-sealing

  7. Biomass Cookstoves Technical Meeting: Summary Report | Department of Energy

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

    Cookstoves Technical Meeting: Summary Report Biomass Cookstoves Technical Meeting: Summary Report In regions where biomass is a traditional fuel for cooking, improved cookstoves can enhance indoor air quality, personal health, livelihoods, and the environment-while substantially reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Although ongoing efforts have successfully disseminated improved stoves that achieve many of these benefits, substantially greater emissions reductions are needed to comply with

  8. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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

    Integrators Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics Solar Advantage Plus Program DC District Department of Environment (DDOE) offers Solar Advantage Plus...

  9. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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

    Residential, Low Income Residential Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics Solar Advantage Plus Program DC District Department of Environment (DDOE) offers Solar Advantage Plus...

  10. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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

    Plus Program DC District Department of Environment (DDOE) offers Solar Advantage Plus program, which fully subsidizes the cost of installation of solar PV system for...

  11. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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

    Deduction To qualify for the exemption, the owner of a qualified generating facility must first obtain a certificate of eligibility from the Department of Environment. The owner...

  12. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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

    Equipment Commercial Energy Efficiency Loan Program Pathway Lending is currently working with the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation's Office of Energy...

  13. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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

    Reflective Roofs Commercial Energy Efficiency Loan Program Pathway Lending is currently working with the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation's Office of Energy...

  14. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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

    Direct-Use Commercial Energy Efficiency Loan Program Pathway Lending is currently working with the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation's Office of Energy...

  15. Yucca Mountain Press Conference | Department of Energy

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

    morning the Department of Energy submitted a license ... and high-level radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. ... in a way that protects human health and our environment. ...

  16. Audit Report: IG-0839 | Department of Energy

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

    9 Audit Report: IG-0839 September 20, 2010 Environment and Worker Safety Control Systems at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Kansas City Plant The Department of ...

  17. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Privacy Awareness Training | Department...

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

    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Privacy Awareness Training DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Privacy Awareness Training DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Privacy Awareness Training PDF icon DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ...

  18. Indoor air quality study of forty east Tennessee homes

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    Hawthorne, A.R.; Gammage, R.B.; Dudney, C.S.; Hingerty, B.E.; Schuresko, D.D.; Parzyck, D.C.; Womack, D.R.; Morris, S.A.; Westley, R.R.; White, D.A.

    1984-12-01

    Over a one-year period, measurements of indoor air pollutants (CO/sub x/, NO/sub x/, formaldehyde, volatile organics, particulates, and radon) were made in 40 homes in East Tennessee. The houses were of various ages with different types of insulation and heating. Over one-half of the houses exceeded the ASHRAE indoor ceiling guideline of 0.1 ppM for formaldehyde on at least one occasion. Over the duration of the study, older houses averaged 0.04 ppM of formaldehyde while houses less than 5 years old averaged 0.08 ppM (P < 0.01). The highest concentration of formaldehyde measured was 0.4 ppM in a new home. Diurnal and seasonal fluctuations in levels of formaldehyde in some homes were as much as twofold and tenfold, respectively. The highest levels of formaldehyde were usually recorded during summer months. The concentration in indoor air of various organics was at least tenfold higher than in outdoor air. Carbon monoxide and nitrgen oxides were usually <2 and <0.02 ppM, respectively, except when gas stoves or kerosene space heaters were operating, or when a car was running in the garage. In 30% of the houses, the annual indoor guideline for radon, 4 pCi/L, was exceeded. The mean radon level in houses built on the ridgelines was 4.4 pCi/L, while houses located in the valleys had a mean level of 1.7 pCi/L (P < 0.01). The factor having the most impact on infiltration was operation of the central duct fan of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. The mean rate of air exchange increased from 0.39 to 0.74 h/sup -1/ when the duct fan was operated (measurements prior to December 1982). This report presents the study design and implementation, describes the monitoring protocols, and provides a complete set of the data collected during the project. 25 references, 29 figures, 42 tables.

  19. Lighting Design | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Design Lighting Design Energy-efficient indoor and outdoor lighting design focuses on ways to improve both the quality and efficiency of lighting. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/chandlerphoto. Energy-efficient indoor and outdoor lighting design focuses on ways to improve both the quality and efficiency of lighting. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/chandlerphoto. Energy-efficient indoor and outdoor lighting design focuses on ways to improve both the quality and efficiency of

  20. US Department

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    US Department of Energy Office of Inspector General FY 2014 Annual Performance Report FYs 2015 & 2016 Performance Plan U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Inspector General Annual Performance Report FY 2014 Annual Performance Plan FYs 2015 & 2016 Page i Table of Contents Page Message from the Inspector General ii At a Glance: Performance Results for FY 2014 iii Overview 1 Our Organization 2 External Factors Challenging Our Organization 4 Our Management Challenges 4 Measuring Our

  1. RAPID/Geothermal/Environment/Oregon | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    None ContactsAgencies: Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality State Environment Process...

  2. Lighting Design | Department of Energy

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

    Design Lighting Design Energy-efficient indoor and outdoor lighting design focuses on ways to improve both the quality and efficiency of lighting. | Photo courtesy of ...

  3. Building Envelopes | Department of Energy

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

    ... to demonstrate the impact of cool roofs in reducing energy use and improving thermal comfort (e.g., by reducing indoor air and radiant temperatures) Database of radiative ...

  4. Connecticut: Bridgeport Multifamily Weatherization | Department...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    the building and addressed health and safety issues, including improving indoor air quality, increasing domestic hot water temperature, ventilating the boiler room, and...

  5. Statement of Patricia A. Hoffman, Deputy Director R&D, Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability Department of Energy before the Committee on Science and Technology Energy and Environment Subcommittee U.S. House of Representatives, October 3, 20

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Statement of Patricia A. Hoffman, Deputy Director R&D, Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability Department of Energy before the Committee on Science and Technology, Energy and...

  6. Statement of Patricia Hoffman, Deputy Director R&D, Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability, Department of Energy before the Committee on Science and Technology Energy and Environment Subcommittee U.S. House of Representatives October 3, 2007

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Statement of Patricia Hoffman, Deputy Director R&D, Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability, Department of Energy before the Committee on Science and Technology, Energy and...

  7. Combustion Safety for Appliances Using Indoor Air (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2014-05-01

    This measure guideline covers how to assess and carry out the combustion safety procedures for appliances and heating equipment that uses indoor air for combustion in low-rise residential buildings. Only appliances installed in the living space, or in an area freely communicating with the living space, vented alone or in tandem with another appliance are considered here. A separate measure guideline addresses combustion appliances located either within the living space in enclosed closets or side rooms or outside the living space in an adjacent area like an attic or garage that use outdoor air for combustion. This document is for inspectors, auditors, and technicians working in homes where energy upgrades are being conducted whether or not air infiltration control is included in the package of measures being applied. In the indoor combustion air case, guidelines summarized here are based on language provided in several of the codes to establish minimum requirements for the space using simplified prescriptive measures. In addition, building performance testing procedures are provided by testing agencies. The codes in combination with the test procedures offer comprehensive combustion safety coverage to address safety concerns, allowing inexperienced residential energy retrofit inspectors to effectively address combustion safety issues and allow energy retrofits to proceed.

  8. Leadership | Department of Energy

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

    Leadership Leadership Dr. Ernest Moniz Secretary of Energy As United States Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz is tasked with implementing critical Department of Energy missions in support of President Obama's goals of growing the economy, enhancing security and protecting the environment. More about Dr. Ernest Moniz Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Deputy Secretary of Energy Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall was nominated by President Obama to be Deputy Secretary of Energy on July 8, 2014, and

  9. Biota | Department of Energy

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

    Biota Biota Welcome to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Biota Web site! There is increasing interest in protection of the environment against ionizing radiation. DOE developed the technical standard DOE-STD-1153-2002, A Graded Approach for Evaluating Radiation Doses to Aquatic and Terrestrial Biota, Jul 2002. To access the different components of the Biota Technical Standard go to: http://energy.gov/ehss/downloads/doe-std-1153-2002. For additional informaation on this technical statndard

  10. Mission | Department of Energy

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

    Mission Mission The mission of the U.S. Department of Energy's Southeastern Power Administration is to market and deliver Federal hydroelectric power at the lowest possible cost to public bodies and cooperatives in the southeastern United States in a professional, innovative, customer-oriented manner, while continuing to meet the challenges of an ever-changing electric utility environment through continuous improvements. Market and deliver economical and dependable hydropower to customers The

  11. The effects of indoor pollution on Arizona children

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Dodge, R.

    1982-05-01

    The respiratory health of a large group of Arizona school children who have been exposed to indoor pollutants-tobacco smoke and home cooking fumes-is reported. A significant relationship was found between parental smoking and symptoms of cough, wheeze, and sputum production. Also, children in homes where gas cooking fuel was used had higher rates of cough than children in homes where electricity was used. No differences in pulmonary function or yearly lung growth rates occurred among subjects grouped by exposure to tobacco smoke or cooking fuel. Thus, parental smoking and home cooking fuel affected cross-sectional respiratory symptom rates in a large group of Arizona school children. Study of pulmonary function, however, revealed no lung function or lung growth effects during 4 yr of study.

  12. Energy Department Invests $6 Million to Support Commercial Building...

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

    will retrofit building ventilation systems with modules that remove indoor air pollutants such as carbon dioxide. This enables the indoor air to be recycled while greatly...

  13. Is CO2 an Indoor Pollutant? Direct Effects of Low to Moderate...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Journal Article: Is CO2 an Indoor Pollutant? Direct Effects of Low to Moderate CO2 ... Visit OSTI to utilize additional information resources in energy science and technology. A ...

  14. Review Reports | Department of Energy

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

    Environment, Safety and Health Assessments » Review Reports Review Reports April 28, 2016 Enterprise Assessments Lessons Learned from Targeted Reviews of the Management of Safety Systems at U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities - April 2016 Lessons Learned from Targeted Reviews of the Management of Safety Systems at U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities April 28, 2016 Enterprise Assessments Assessment of Construction Quality and the Fire Protection program at the Hanford Site

  15. NNMCAB Reports | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Reports NNMCAB Reports July 1, 2015 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Nitrate Salt Bearing Waste Container Isolation Plan The purpose of this document is to provide the Plan required by the New Mexico Environment Department Administrative Order 05-20001 issued on May 20, 2014 to the U. S. Department of Energy and Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC. The Order, at paragraph 22, requires the Permittees to submit a WIPP Nitrate Salt Bearing Waste Container Isolation Plan for identified nitrate salt bearing

  16. About Us | Department of Energy

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

    Us About Us Office of the Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security Background On May 5, 2014 the Office of the Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security (AU) was established within the Office of the Under Secretary for Management and Performance to strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of primary mission-support organizations of the Department and institute enterprise-wide solutions to common challenges across the complex. AU is

  17. Congressional Testimony | Department of Energy

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

    About Us » News » Congressional Testimony Congressional Testimony October 6, 2011 Statement Before the Subcommittee on Children's Health and Environmental Responsibility, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate (10/6/2011) Statement Before the Subcommittee on Children's Health and Environmental Responsibility, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate By: David Geiser, Director, Office of Legacy Management, Department of Energy Subject: UMTRCA

  18. Kristina Johnson | Department of Energy

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

    Kristina Johnson About Us Dr. Kristina Johnson - Founder & CEO, Cube Hydro Partners Kristina Johnson Dr. Kristina Johnson is the Founder & CEO, Cube Hydro Partners. Most recently, she served as Under Secretary of Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. As Under Secretary, she was responsible for unifying and managing a broad $10.5 billion Energy and Environment portfolio, including an additional $37 billion in energy and environment investments from the American Recovery and

  19. Method, system and apparatus for monitoring and adjusting the quality of indoor air

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Hartenstein, Steven D.; Tremblay, Paul L.; Fryer, Michael O.; Hohorst, Frederick A.

    2004-03-23

    A system, method and apparatus is provided for monitoring and adjusting the quality of indoor air. A sensor array senses an air sample from the indoor air and analyzes the air sample to obtain signatures representative of contaminants in the air sample. When the level or type of contaminant poses a threat or hazard to the occupants, the present invention takes corrective actions which may include introducing additional fresh air. The corrective actions taken are intended to promote overall health of personnel, prevent personnel from being overexposed to hazardous contaminants and minimize the cost of operating the HVAC system. The identification of the contaminants is performed by comparing the signatures provided by the sensor array with a database of known signatures. Upon identification, the system takes corrective actions based on the level of contaminant present. The present invention is capable of learning the identity of previously unknown contaminants, which increases its ability to identify contaminants in the future. Indoor air quality is assured by monitoring the contaminants not only in the indoor air, but also in the outdoor air and the air which is to be recirculated. The present invention is easily adaptable to new and existing HVAC systems. In sum, the present invention is able to monitor and adjust the quality of indoor air in real time by sensing the level and type of contaminants present in indoor air, outdoor and recirculated air, providing an intelligent decision about the quality of the air, and minimizing the cost of operating an HVAC system.

  20. I Department

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    Department of Energy RdII_ 0pir1tl0llS O'"et po. lox &10 Ibchllll1f. WahHlltOn 88382 , 0801071:1 S' * , . JUL 15- Mr. R. H. Gibbons 1Juor Tecbnoloat, lne. Advanced Technilogy Dtvlston 3333 H'chelson DrIve Irvine. CA 92730 Dear Mr. Gtbbofts: CONTRACT NO. DE**ACO&-86RLl0838. HANFORDUASTE YIlRlFlCAnOH plAm,. RE~EST fOR APPROVALOF TRAVEL POLICY The travel pol1c1 sublllttted for r.view and approval ~r your 'auer of " June 17. 1988. does Dot meet the requ'rements of FAR 31.205-46,

  1. Statement of Vernon Daub, Acting Manager of DOEs Carlsbad Field Office, Regarding New Mexico Environment Departments Issuance of a Draft Hazardous Waste Facility Permit for WIPP

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

    Neile L. Miller Acting Undersecretary for Nuclear Security and Acting Administrator National Nuclear Security Administration U.S. Department of Energy on the Fiscal Year 2014 President's Budget Request Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development Senate Committee on Appropriations April 24, 2013 INTRODUCTION Chairman Feinstein, Ranking Member Alexander, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee, thank you for having me here to discuss the President's Fiscal Year 2014 budget

  2. Study of the atmospheric chemistry of radon progeny in laboratory and real indoor atmospheres. Final project report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hopke, P.K.

    1996-09-01

    This report completes Clarkson University`s study of the chemical and physical behavior of the {sup 218}Po atom immediately following its formation by the alpha decay of radon. Because small changes in size for activity in the sub-10 nm size range result in large changes in the delivered dose per unit exposure, this behavior must be understood if the exposure to radon progeny and it dose to the cells in the respiratory tract are to be fully assessed. In order to pursue this general goal, two areas of radon progeny behavior are being pursued; laboratory studies under controlled conditions to better understand the fundamental physical and chemical processes that affect the progeny`s atmospheric behavior and studies in actual indoor environments to develop a better assessment of the exposure of the occupants of that space to the size and concentration of the indoor radioactive aerosol. Thus, two sets of specific goals have been established for this project. The specific tasks of the controlled laboratory studies are (1) Determine the formation rates of {circ}OH radicals formed by the radiolysis of air following radon decay; (2) Examine the formation of particles by the radiolytic oxidation of substances like SO{sub 2}, ethylene, and H{sub 2}S to lower vapor pressure compounds and determine the role of gas phase additives such as H{sub 2}O and NH{sub 3} in determining the particle size; (3) Measure the rate of ion-induced nucleation using a thermal diffusion cloud chamber, and (4) Measure the neutralization rate of {sup 218}PoO{sub x}{sup +} in O{sub 2} at low radon concentrations.

  3. Brian Grabowski | Department of Energy

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

    Brian Grabowski About Us Brian Grabowski - Argonne National Laboratory Brian Grabowski is public information officer who covers computing, the environment and life sciences for Argonne National Laboratory, one of the Department of Energy's 17 National Laboratories. Most Recent PHOTOS: 10 Years, 10 Breakthroughs at Argonne's Fastest Supercomputer February 24

  4. Energy and indoor environmental quality in relocatable classrooms

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    Apte, Michael; Hodgson, Alfred; Shendell, Derek; Dibartolomeo, Dennis; Hochi, Toshifumi; Kumar, Satish; Lee, Seung-Min; Liff, Shawna; Rainer, Leo; Schmidt, Richard; Sullivan, Douglas; Diamond, Richard; Fisk, William

    2002-02-01

    Relocatable classrooms (RCs) are commonly utilized by school districts with changing demographics and enrollment sizes. Four energy-efficient RCs were designed and constructed for this study to demonstrate technologies that simultaneously attempt to improve energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Two were installed at each of two school districts, and energy use and IEQ parameters were monitored during occupancy. Two (one per school) were finished with materials selected for reduced emissions of toxic and odorous volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Each RC had two HVAC systems, alternated weekly, consisting of a standard heat-pump system and an indirect-direct evaporative cooling (IDEC) system with gas-fired hydronic heating. The hypothesized advantages of the IDEC include continuous outside air ventilation at {ge}7.5 L s{sup -1} per person, {approx}70% less cooling energy and efficient particle filtration. Measurements include: carbon dioxide, particles, VOCs, temperature, humidity, thermal comfort, noise, meteorology, and energy use. Preliminary IEQ monitoring results are reported.

  5. Procedures for Departing Employees | Department of Energy

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

    Procedures for Departing Employees Procedures for Departing Employees PDF icon RM Exit Procedures (2)3.12.12.pdf More Documents & Publications Procedures for Departing Employees Records Management Exit Procedures Records Management Exit Procedures

  6. Procedures for Departing Employees | Department of Energy

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

    Procedures for Departing Employees Procedures for Departing Employees Microsoft Office document icon RM Exit Procedures.doc More Documents & Publications Procedures for Departing Employees Records Management Exit Procedures Records Management Exit Procedures

  7. Ventilation | Department of Energy

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

    Ventilation Ventilation Controlled ventilation keeps energy-efficient homes healthy and comfortable. <a href="/node/1265726">Learn more about ventilation</a>. Controlled ventilation keeps energy-efficient homes healthy and comfortable. Learn more about ventilation. When creating an energy-efficient, airtight home through air sealing, it's very important to consider ventilation. Unless properly ventilated, an airtight home can seal in indoor air pollutants. Ventilation also

  8. Audit Report: ER-B-98-05 | Department of Energy

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

    The Department of Energy (Department) is responsible for protecting human health and the environment by providing ... system that treats, stores, and disposes of Departmental waste. ...

  9. Optimizing Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment at the

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Department of Energy | Department of Energy Optimizing Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment at the Department of Energy Optimizing Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment at the Department of Energy Derek Favret*, U.S. Department of Energy ; Edward Regnier, U.S. Department of Energy; Andrew Wallo, U.S. Department of Energy Abstract: The Department of Energy is drafting a handbook to assist program and field offices in understanding what is necessary and

  10. Implementation of Department of Energy Oversight Policy

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

    2011-04-25

    This Order implements the policy that establishes a Department-wide oversight process to protect the public, workers, environment, and national security assets effectively through continuous improvement. Supersedes DOE O 226.1A.

  11. Department of Energy Nuclear Safety Policy

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

    2011-02-08

    It is the policy of the Department of Energy to design, construct, operate, and decommission its nuclear facilities in a manner that ensures adequate protection of workers, the public, and the environment. Supersedes SEN-35-91.

  12. Environment, Safety, and Health Reporting

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

    2003-08-19

    To ensure timely collection, reporting, analysis, and dissemination of information on environment, safety, and health issues as required by law or regulations or as needed to ensure that the Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) are kept fully informed on a timely basis about events that could adversely affect the health and safety of the public or the workers, the environment, the intended purpose of DOE facilities, or the credibility of the Department. Cancels DOE O 210.1, DOE O 231.1, and DOE O 232.1A. Canceled by DOE O 232.2.

  13. Executive Committee meeting | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Policy and Assistance Environmental Policy and Assistance The Department of Energy’s (DOE) goal is to carry out all cleanup operations in a manner that protects the public and the environment. The Department of Energy's (DOE) goal is to carry out all cleanup operations in a manner that protects the public and the environment. DOE Headquarters works with field offices to foster continuous improvement in environmental protection before incidents occur. Headquarters provides corporate

  14. Environmental Policy and Assistance | Department of Energy

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

    Policy and Assistance Environmental Policy and Assistance The Department of Energy’s (DOE) goal is to carry out all cleanup operations in a manner that protects the public and the environment. The Department of Energy's (DOE) goal is to carry out all cleanup operations in a manner that protects the public and the environment. DOE Headquarters works with field offices to foster continuous improvement in environmental protection before incidents occur. Headquarters provides corporate

  15. Ventilation System Effectiveness and Tested Indoor Air Quality Impacts

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    Rudd, Armin; Bergey, Daniel

    2014-02-01

    In this project, Building America research team Building Science Corporation tested the effectiveness of ventilation systems at two unoccupied, single-family, detached lab homes at the University of Texas - Tyler. Five ventilation system tests were conducted with various whole-building ventilation systems. Multizone fan pressurization testing characterized building and zone enclosure leakage. PFT testing showed multizone air change rates and interzonal airflow. Cumulative particle counts for six particle sizes, and formaldehyde and other Top 20 VOC concentrations were measured in multiple zones. The testing showed that single-point exhaust ventilation was inferior as a whole-house ventilation strategy. This was because the source of outside air was not direct from outside, the ventilation air was not distributed, and no provision existed for air filtration. Indoor air recirculation by a central air distribution system can help improve the exhaust ventilation system by way of air mixing and filtration. In contrast, the supply and balanced ventilation systems showed that there is a significant benefit to drawing outside air from a known outside location, and filtering and distributing that air. Compared to the exhaust systems, the CFIS and ERV systems showed better ventilation air distribution and lower concentrations of particulates, formaldehyde and other VOCs. System improvement percentages were estimated based on four system factor categories: balance, distribution, outside air source, and recirculation filtration. Recommended system factors could be applied to reduce ventilation fan airflow rates relative to ASHRAE Standard 62.2 to save energy and reduce moisture control risk in humid climates. HVAC energy savings were predicted to be 8-10%, or $50-$75/year.

  16. Ventilation System Effectiveness and Tested Indoor Air Quality Impacts

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    Rudd, A.; Bergey, D.

    2014-02-01

    Ventilation system effectiveness testing was conducted at two unoccupied, single-family, detached lab homes at the University of Texas - Tyler. Five ventilation system tests were conducted with various whole-building ventilation systems. Multizone fan pressurization testing characterized building and zone enclosure leakage. PFT testing showed multizone air change rates and interzonal airflow. Cumulative particle counts for six particle sizes, and formaldehyde and other Top 20 VOC concentrations were measured in multiple zones. The testing showed that single-point exhaust ventilation was inferior as a whole-house ventilation strategy. It was inferior because the source of outside air was not direct from outside, the ventilation air was not distributed, and no provision existed for air filtration. Indoor air recirculation by a central air distribution system can help improve the exhaust ventilation system by way of air mixing and filtration. In contrast, the supply and balanced ventilation systems showed that there is a significant benefit to drawing outside air from a known outside location, and filtering and distributing that air. Compared to the Exhaust systems, the CFIS and ERV systems showed better ventilation air distribution and lower concentrations of particulates, formaldehyde and other VOCs. System improvement percentages were estimated based on four System Factor Categories: Balance, Distribution, Outside Air Source, and Recirculation Filtration. Recommended System Factors could be applied to reduce ventilation fan airflow rates relative to ASHRAE Standard 62.2 to save energy and reduce moisture control risk in humid climates. HVAC energy savings were predicted to be 8-10%, or $50-$75/year.

  17. NNMCAB Board Minutes: November 12, 2015 Pojoaque | Department of Energy

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    2, 2015 Pojoaque NNMCAB Board Minutes: November 12, 2015 Pojoaque At This Meeting: Presentations by New Mexico Environment Department and The Department of Energy, on Revisions to the 2005 Order on Consent. PDF icon Board Minutes - November 12

  18. Secretary Chu and Energy Department Officials to Continue Post...

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    Also on Monday, the Energy Department's Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Christopher Smith will deliver keynote remarks at the Energy, Utility and Environment ...

  19. Energy Department Announces Creation of New Health, Safety and...

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    Creation of New Health, Safety and Security Office Energy Department Announces Creation of ... Environment; Office of Corporate Safety Analysis; Office of Enforcement; Office of ...

  20. Using the NEPA Process to Further the Department's Mission and...

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    DOE's Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health regarding ways to use the NEPA process to help accomplish the Department's mission, consistent with environmental...

  1. Department of Energy Releases Strategic Plan to Address Energy...

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    through scientific innovations; protecting the environment through responsible resolution of weapons era waste; and strengthening the operations and management of the Department. ...

  2. Pilot Implementation of a Field Study Design to Evaluate the Impact of Source Control Measures on Indoor Air Quality in High Performance Homes

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    Widder, Sarah H.; Chamness, Michele A.; Petersen, Joseph M.; Singer, Brett C.; Maddalena, Randy L.; Destaillats, Hugo

    2014-10-20

    To improve the indoor air quality in new, high performance homes, a variety of standards and rating programs have been introduced to identify building materials that are designed to have lower emission rates of key contaminants of concern and a number of building materials are being introduced that are certified to these standards. For example, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home program requires certification under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Indoor airPLUS (IaP) label, which requires the use of PS1 or PS2 certified plywood and OSB; low-formaldehyde emitting wood products; low- or no-VOC paints and coatings as certified by Green Seal Standard GS-11, GreenGuard, SCS Indoor Advantage Gold Standard, MPI Green Performance Standard, or another third party rating program; and Green Label-certified carpet and carpet cushions. However, little is known regarding the efficacy of the IAP requirements in measurably reducing contaminant exposures in homes. The goal of this project is to develop a robust experimental approach and collect preliminary data to support the evaluation of indoor air quality (IAQ) measures linked to IAP-approved low-emitting materials and finishes in new residential homes. To this end, the research team of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) developed a detailed experimental plan to measure IAQ constituents and other parameters, over time, in new homes constructed with materials compliant with IAP’s low-emitting material and ventilation requirements (i.e., section 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, and 7.2) and similar homes constructed to the state building code with conventional materials. The IAQ in IAP and conventional homes of similar age, location, and construction style is quantified as the differences in the speciated VOC and aldehyde concentrations, normalized to dilution rates. The experimental plan consists of methods to evaluate the difference between low-emitting and “conventional” materials as installed in newly constructed residential homes using both (1) highly controlled, short-term active samples to precisely characterize the building-related chemical emissions and building contents and (2) a week-long passive sample designed to capture the impact of occupant behavior and related activities on measured IAQ contaminant levels indoors. The combination of detailed short-term measurements with the home under controlled/consistent conditions during pre- and post-occupancy and the week-long passive sampling data provide the opportunity to begin to separate the different emission sources and help isolate and quantify variability in the monitored homes. Between April and August 2014, the research team performed pre-occupancy and post-occupancy sampling in one conventional home and two homes built with low-emitting materials that were generally consistent with EPA’s Indoor airPLUS guidelines. However, for a number of reasons, the full experimental plan was not implemented. The project was intended to continue for up to three years to asses long-term changes in IAQ but the project was limited to one calendar year. As a result, several of the primary research questions related to seasonal impacts and the long-term trends in IAQ could not be addressed. In addition, there were several unexpected issues related to recruiting, availability of home types, and difficulty coordinating with builders/realtors/homeowners. Several field monitoring issues also came up that provide “lessons learned” that led to improvements to the original monitoring plan. The project produced a good experimental plan that is expected to be be useful for future efforts collecting data to support answering these same or similar research questions.

  3. Indoor Measurements of Environmental Tobacco Smoke Final Report to the Tobacco Related Disease Research Program

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    Apte, Michael G.; Gundel, Lara A.; Dod, Raymond L.; Russell, Marion L.; Singer, Brett C.; Sohn, Michael D.; Sullivan, Douglas P.; Chang, Gee-Minn; Sextro, Richard G.

    2004-03-02

    The objective of this research project was to improve the basis for estimating environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposures in a variety of indoor environments. The research utilized experiments conducted in both laboratory and ''real-world'' buildings to (1) study the transport of ETS species from room to room, (2) examine the viability of using various chemical markers as tracers for ETS, and (3) to evaluate to what extent re-emission of ETS components from indoor surfaces might add to the ETS exposure estimates. A three-room environmental chamber was used to examine multi-zone transport and behavior of ETS and its tracers. One room (simulating a smoker's living room) was extensively conditioned with ETS, while a corridor and a second room (simulating a child's bedroom) remained smoking-free. A series of 5 sets of replicate experiments were conducted under different door opening and flow configurations: sealed, leaky, slightly ajar, wide open, and under forced air-flow conditions. When the doors between the rooms were slightly ajar the particles dispersed into the other rooms, eventually reaching the same concentration. The particle size distribution took the same form in each room, although the total numbers of particles in each room depended on the door configurations. The particle number size distribution moved towards somewhat larger particles as the ETS aged. We also successfully modeled the inter-room transport of ETS particles from first principles--using size fractionated particle emission factors, predicted deposition rates, and thermal temperature gradient driven inter-room flows, This validation improved our understanding of bulk inter-room ETS particle transport. Four chemical tracers were examined: ultraviolet-absorbing particulate matter (UVPM), fluorescent particulate matter (FPM), nicotine and solanesol. Both (UVPM) and (FPM) traced the transport of ETS particles into the non-smoking areas. Nicotine, on the other hand, quickly adsorbed on unconditioned surfaces so that nicotine concentrations in these rooms remained very low, even during smoking episodes. These findings suggest that using nicotine as a tracer of ETS particle concentrations may yield misleading concentration and/or exposure estimates. The results of the solanesol analyses were compromised, apparently by exposure to light during collection (lights in the chambers were always on during the experiments). This may mean that the use of solanesol as a tracer is impractical in ''real-world'' conditions. In the final phase of the project we conducted measurements of ETS particles and tracers in three residences occupied by smokers who had joined a smoking cessation program. As a pilot study, its objective was to improve our understanding of how ETS aerosols are transported in a small number of homes (and thus, whether limiting smoking to certain areas has an effect on ETS exposures in other parts of the building). As with the chamber studies, we examined whether measurements of various chemical tracers, such as nicotine, solanesol, FPM and UVPM, could be used to accurately predict ETS concentrations and potential exposures in ''real-world'' settings, as has been suggested by several authors. The ultimate goal of these efforts, and a future larger multiple house study, is to improve the basis for estimating ETS exposures to the general public. Because we only studied three houses no firm conclusions can be developed from our data. However, the results for the ETS tracers are essentially the same as those for the chamber experiments. The use of nicotine was problematic as a marker for ETS exposure. In the smoking areas of the homes, nicotine appeared to be a suitable indicator; however in the non-smoking regions, nicotine behavior was very inconsistent. The other tracers, UVPM and FPM, provided a better basis for estimating ETS exposures in the ''real world''. The use of solanesol was compromised--as it had been in the chamber experiments.

  4. I/O values for determination of the origin of some indoor organic pollutants

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    Otson, R.; Zhu, J.

    1997-12-31

    To reduce human health risks resulting from exposure to toxic chemicals, it is important to determine the origin of such substances. The ratio (I/O) of indoor to outdoor concentrations of selected airborne vapor phase organic compounds (VPOC) was used to estimate the contribution of indoor sources to levels of the compounds in the air of 44 homes selected randomly in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Average I/O values for all of the homes were greater 1.5 for 10 of the 20 detected target compounds, and it could be concluded that indoor VPOC sources had a greater impact on indoor air quality than outdoor air in these instances. A significant finding, which aptly demonstrates the importance of indoor sources and pollution, was the overall I/O value of 5.2 for the 44 representative GTA homes. Possible indoor sources for most of the 10 compounds could be identified, based on information collected by means of a questionnaire, as well as from the scientific literature. However, possible sources for some compounds could not be determined as readily, probably because of the presence of multiple sources, and sources which had not been previously noted, such as foods and beverages. The sensitivity of I/O values to various factors (e.g., source strength, air exchange rates, precision of measurements, unanticipated sources), and the reliability of determining the origin of pollutants by use of I/O values alone were examined, with some examples. If used judiciously, the I/O value can be a useful tool for IAQ investigations.

  5. Audit Report: IG-0648 | Department of Energy

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    8 Audit Report: IG-0648 May 21, 2004 The Department's Reporting of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses One of the Department of Energy's operating goals is to enusre the safetly of its over 100,000 workers. To that end, the Department has developed a number of measures to identify trends and patters in occupational injuries and illnesses and to gauge overall safety performance. Each quarter, the Office of Environment, Safety and Health reports Departmental trend information (including the

  6. Audit Report: IG-0894 | Department of Energy

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    4 Audit Report: IG-0894 September 30, 2013 Department of Energy Quality Assurance: Design Control for the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant at the Hanford Site The Department is constructing the $12.2 billion Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) to vitrify approximately 56 million gallons of radioactive and chemically hazardous waste stored at the Hanford Site. To ensure the vitrification process is safe for workers, the public and the environment, the Department required the

  7. ASP Program Description | Department of Energy

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    ASP Program Description ASP Program Description This program description provides an overview of the Analytical Services Program (ASP) activities for the United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE or Department), including the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (AU), Office of Sustainable Environmental Stewardship, manages the ASP, which is composed three elements: U.S. Department of Energy Consolidated Audit Program, Mixed

  8. JV Task 86 - Identifying the Source of Benzene in Indoor Air Using Different Compound Classes from TO-15 Data

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    Steven B. Hawthorne

    2007-04-15

    Volatile organic compound (VOC) data that had already been collected using EPA method TO-15 at four different sites under regulatory scrutiny (a school, strip mall, apartment complex, and business/residential neighborhood) were evaluated to determine whether the source of indoor air benzene was outdoor air or vapor intrusion from contaminated soil. Both the use of tracer organics characteristic of different sources and principal component statistical analysis demonstrated that the source of indoor air at virtually all indoor sampling locations was a result of outdoor air, and not contaminated soil in and near the indoor air-sampling locations. These results show that proposed remediation activities to remove benzene-contaminated soil are highly unlikely to reduce indoor air benzene concentrations. A manuscript describing these results is presently being prepared for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.

  9. User Environment

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    Getting Started Configuration User Environment Programming Running Jobs File Storage Software and Tools Performance and Optimization Retirement Plans Jesup Dirac Edison Phase I Euclid - Retired 01/31/2013 Franklin - Retired 04/30/12 Bassi Storage & File Systems Data & Analytics Connecting to NERSC Queues and Scheduling Job Logs & Statistics Application Performance Training & Tutorials Software Policies User Surveys NERSC Users Group User Announcements Help Staff Blogs Request

  10. Environment, Safety and Health Reporting

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    2011-06-27

    The order addresses DOE/NNSA receiving timely, accurate information about events that have affected or could adversely affect the health, safety and security of the public or workers, the environment, the operations of DOE facilities, or the credibility of the Department. Admin Chg 1, dated 11-28-12, Supersedes DOE O 231.1B.

  11. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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    efficiency standards such as smart mechanical ventilation systems that control indoor air quality and humidity levels. Eligibility: Construction, Local Government, Nonprofit, Low...

  12. Central Air Conditioning | Department of Energy

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    Air supply and return ducts come from indoors through the home's exterior wall or roof to connect with the packaged air conditioner, which is usually located outdoors....

  13. Building America Solution Center | Department of Energy

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    design and construction topics, including air sealing and insulation, HVAC components, windows, indoor air quality, and much more. Explore the Building America Solution Center. ...

  14. Temperature and productivity

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    ... and performance of office work under combined exposure to temperature, noise and air pollution. PhD Thesis. International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy, Department of ...

  15. About Us | Department of Energy

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    Us About Us Excellence in Discovery and Innovation The overarching mission of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is discovering the solutions to power and secure America's future. The professionals here work together to advance national economic, energy, and security goals through scientific and technological innovation. Only here will you find such a broad and exciting range of meaningful experiences where you can apply your skills in a supportive and collaborative work environment. The DOE is

  16. Recycling Programs | Department of Energy

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    Recycling Programs Recycling Programs The Office of Administration manages many recycling activities at DOE Headquarters that significantly impact energy and the environment. The Department of Energy Headquarters has instituted several recycling programs, starting with standard, solid waste recycling in 1991, and has expanded to include batteries, toner cartridges, carpeting and cell phones. Follow this link for a detailed listing of the products that DOE Headquarters recycles, and where to

  17. ENERGY STAR® | Department of Energy

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    Appliance & Equipment Standards » ENERGY STAR® ENERGY STAR® ENERGY STAR® is a joint program of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE). Its goal is to help consumers, businesses, and industry save money and protect the environment through the adoption of energy efficient products and practices. The ENERGY STAR label identifies top performing, cost-effective products, homes, and buildings. Since inception, ENERGY STAR has shown impressive results: in

  18. Jared Langevin | Department of Energy

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    Jared Langevin About Us Jared Langevin, Ph.D. - EERE Science and Technology Policy Fellow Langevin_Portrait.jpg Jared Langevin is an EERE Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office. He recently completed a Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering at Drexel University, where his research focused on measuring and modeling the adaptive interactions between human building occupants and their surrounding thermal environments, examining the links

  19. Biosystems Design | Department of Energy

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    Biosystems Design Biosystems Design Breakout Session 2: Frontiers and Horizons Session 2-A: Synthetic Biology and the Promise of Biofuels Pablo Rabinowicz, Program Manager, Biosystems Design Program, Biological and Environmental Research (BER), U.S. Department of Energy PDF icon b13_rabinowicz_2-a.pdf More Documents & Publications Biomass 2013 Agenda Before the House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Environment Briefing: DOE and the Life and Medical Sciences

  20. RADIATION PROTECTION OF THE PUBLIC AND THE ENVIRONMENT

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    AND THE ENVIRONMENT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Health, Safety and Security DOE ... under the control of the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act ...

  1. Webinar: Biofuels for the Environment and Communities

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    The Energy Department (DOE) will present a live webinar titled “Biofuels for the Environment and Communities” on Wednesday April 22, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

  2. Line Environment, Safety and Health Oversight

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    1997-06-26

    Sets forth the Department's expectations line management environment, safety and health (ES&H) oversight and for the use of contractor self-assessment programs as the cornerstone for this oversight. Canceled by DOE O 226.1.

  3. Environment, Safety and Health Reporting

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    2012-01-01

    To ensure timely collection, reporting, analysis, and dissemination of information on environment, safety, and health issues as required by law or regulations or as needed to ensure that the Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration are kept fully informed on a timely basis about events that could adversely affect the health and safety of the public or the workers, the environment, the intended purpose of DOE facilities, or the credibility of the Department. Cancels DOE O 210.1, DOE O 231.1, DOE O 232.1A. Canceled by DOE O 231.1B. DOE O 231.1B cancels all portions pertaining to environment, safety, and health reporting. Occurrence reporting and processing of operations information provisions remain in effect until January 1, 2012.

  4. The Department's Cyber Security Incident Management Program, IG-0787 |

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

    Department of Energy The Department's Cyber Security Incident Management Program, IG-0787 The Department's Cyber Security Incident Management Program, IG-0787 The Department of Energy operates numerous interconnected computer networks and systems to help accon~plishit s strategic missions in the areas of energy, defense, science, and the environment. These systems are frequently subjected to sophisticated cyber attacks that could potentially affect the Department's ability to carry out its

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

  6. Assessment of Indoor Air Quality Benefits and Energy Costs of Mechanical Ventilation

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    Logue, J.M.; Price, P.N.; Sherman, M.H.; Singer, B.C.

    2011-07-01

    Intake of chemical air pollutants in residences represents an important and substantial health hazard. Sealing homes to reduce air infiltration can save space conditioning energy, but can also increase indoor pollutant concentrations. Mechanical ventilation ensures a minimum amount of outdoor airflow that helps reduce concentrations of indoor emitted pollutants while requiring some energy for fan(s) and thermal conditioning of the added airflow. This work demonstrates a physics based, data driven modeling framework for comparing the costs and benefits of whole-house mechanical ventilation and applied the framework to new California homes. The results indicate that, on a population basis, the health benefits from reduced exposure to indoor pollutants in New California homes are worth the energy costs of adding mechanical ventilation as specified by ASHRAE Standard 62.2.This study determines the health burden for a subset of pollutants in indoor air and the costs and benefits of ASHRAE's mechanical ventilation standard (62.2) for new California homes. Results indicate that, on a population basis, the health benefits of new home mechanical ventilation justify the energy costs.

  7. Weatherization and Indoor Air Quality: Measured Impacts in Single Family Homes Under the Weatherization Assistance Program

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    Pigg, Scott; Cautley, Dan; Francisco, Paul; Hawkins, Beth A; Brennan, Terry M

    2014-09-01

    This report summarizes findings from a national field study of indoor air quality parameters in homes treated under the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). The study involved testing and monitoring in 514 single-family homes (including mobile homes) located in 35 states and served by 88 local weatherization agencies.

  8. Ch. VI, The geophysical environment around Waunita Hot Springs...

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    VI, The geophysical environment around Waunita Hot Springs Author A. L. Lange Editor T. G. Zacharakis Published Colorado Geological Survey in Cooperation with the U.S. Department...

  9. RAPID/BulkTransmission/Environment | Open Energy Information

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    Policy Act (HEPA) Hawaii Department of Health Office of Environmental Quality Control Bulk Transmission Environment in Idaho Varies by local municipality Varies by...

  10. The Geophysical Environment Around Waunita Hot Springs | Open...

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    to library Report: The Geophysical Environment Around Waunita Hot Springs Author A. L. Lange Organization Colorado Geological Survey in Cooperation with the U.S. Department...

  11. Gregory H. Friedman: Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment...

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    Gregory H. Friedman: Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment Committee on ... Statement of Gregory H. Friedman, Deputy Inspector General for Audit Services Department ...

  12. Volume II, Environment, Safety, and Health Special Review of...

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    Volume II, Environment, Safety, and Health Special Review of Work Practices for Nanoscale Material Activities at Department of Energy Laboratories, August 2008 Volume II, ...

  13. NIF and OMEGA X-Ray Environments Summary (Technical Report) ...

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    NIF and OMEGA X-Ray Environments Summary Citation Details In-Document Search Title: NIF and OMEGA X-Ray Environments Summary You are accessing a document from the Department of ...

  14. Grants | Department of Energy

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    October 20, 2004 Energy Department Provides 250,000 to Idaho's Regional Development ... July 29, 2003 Energy Department Awards 300,000 Grant to the Regional Development ...

  15. Indoor climate and moisture durability performances of houses with unvented attic roof constructions in a mixed-humid climate.

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    Pallin, Simon B.; Boudreaux, Philip R.; Jackson, Roderick K.

    2014-10-01

    A sealed or unvented attic is an energy-efficient envelope component that can reduce the amount of energy a house consumes for space conditioning if the air handler and/or ducts are located in the attic. The attic is typically sealed by using spray foam on the underside of the roof deck and covering the soffit, ridge and gable vents to minimize air leakage from the attic to the outside. This approach can save up to 10% in space-conditioning energy when ducts are located in the attic (DOE 2013). Past research done by ORNL and Florida Solar Energy Center suggests that in more hot, humid climates, an unvented attic could potentially create a more humid, uncomfortable living environment than a vented attic (Colon 2011, Boudreaux, Pallin et al. 2013). Research showed that controlling the higher indoor humidity could reduce the energy savings from the sealed, unvented attic, which in turn would decrease the energy savings payback. Research also showed that the roof assembly (5.5 inches of open-cell foam, 1inch of closed-cell foam, OSB, felt paper, and asphalt shingles) stored moisture, thus acting as a moisture buffer. During the fall and winter, the roof assembly stored moisture and during the spring and summer it released moisture. This phenomenon is not seen in a vented attic, in which the air exchange rate to the outside is greater and, in the winter, helps to dehumidify the attic air. It was also seen that in a vented attic, the direction of water vapor diffusion is on average from the attic to the interior of the house. Air leakage from the attic to the interior also occurs during more of the year in a house with an unvented attic than in one with a vented attic. These discoveries show that the moisture dynamics in a house with an unvented attic are much different from those in a house with a vented attic. This study reports on a series of computer model investigations completed to determine the key variables impacting indoor comfort and the durability of roof assemblies against moisture. The key variables investigated were the leakage area from the attic to the outside, leakage area from the attic to the interior, leakage area from the interior to the outside, supply duct leakage in the attic, and interior moisture generation. These investigations are described in this report.

  16. NNSA Administrator to Depart | Department of Energy

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    Administrator to Depart NNSA Administrator to Depart January 4, 2007 - 9:59am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman today announced the resignation of Ambassador Linton Brooks, Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman released the following statement today: "During my tenure at the Department, and even before, there have been a number of management issues involving the National Nuclear Security Administration, the

  17. Department of Energy | Department of Energy

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    FY'07 | Department of Energy Submits $23.6 Billion Spending Plan to Congress for FY'07 Department of Energy Submits $23.6 Billion Spending Plan to Congress for FY'07 March 16, 2007 - 10:55am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today submitted the Department's $23.598 billion spending plan to Congress for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007, a $45 million (0.2%) increase over the FY'07 request, as a result of the FY'07 Continuing Resolution. The spending plan will allow DOE to continue

  18. Energy Department Awards Geothermal Student Scholarships | Department...

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    ... Addthis Related Articles National Competition Names University of Rochester for Geothermal Innovation Department of Energy Issues Requests for Applications for Nuclear Science and ...

  19. National Weatherization Assistance Program Impact Evaluation: Impact of Exhaust-Only Ventilation on Radon and Indoor Humidity - A Field Investigation

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    Pigg, Scott

    2014-09-01

    The study described here sought to assess the impact of exhaust-only ventilation on indoor radon and humidity in single-family homes that had been treated by the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).

  20. STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH...

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    WASTE PARTNERSHIP, LLC Respondents WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT EDDY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) SCHEDULING ORDER Compliance Order No. HWB-14-21 Pursuant to...

  1. STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT IN THE MATTER OF:

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    NUCLEAR ) WASTE PARTNERSHIP LLC ) ) ) WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT ) EDDY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO ) ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER UNDER THE NEW MEXICO HAZARDOUS WASTE ACT 74-4-13...

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    WASTE PARTNERSHIP, LLC, Respondents. WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT EDDY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO l COMPLIANCE ORDER NO. HWB-14-21 (CO) MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE AN ANSWER...

  3. STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    or alarm system capable of providing immediate emergency instruction (voice or signal) to Facility personnel. The internal communications system shall include, among...

  4. Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment | Department...

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    ... Carlos Corredor Nuclear and Radiation Safety Related Links of Interest Health Physics Society International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) International Commission on Radiological ...

  5. IN THE MATTER OF: STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT

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    of the State of New Mexico. 2. The NMED, through the Hazardous Waste Bureau of the Environmental Health Division, is charged with administration and enforcement of the HW A and...

  6. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment | Open Energy...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Contacts.png Eric Oppelt http:www.colorado.govcsSatelliteCDPHE-WQCBON1251583425927 Air Quality Permitting Contact - Construction Permitting Contacts.png Chip Hancock...

  7. NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT Hazardous Waste Burealt SUSANA...

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    ITEMS: ITEM 1, MODIFICATIONS TO THE WIPP PANEL CLOSURE; ITEM 2, REPOSITORY RECONFIGURATI ... items: tern 1, Modifications to the WIPP Panel Closure; item 2, Repository ...

  8. Environment, Safety, and Health Program for Department of Energy Operations

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    1990-03-27

    This Page Change transmits revised page of DOE O 5480.1B to update the "sunset" clause of paragraph 8c(20)(c).

  9. Environment, Safety, and Health Program for Department of Energy Operations

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

    1989-07-20

    This Page Change transmits revised page 1 (and 2) of Attachment 1 to DOE O 5480.1B to reinstate the environmental protection provision to the subject Order which was deleted with the issuance of DOE O 5480.11. Canceled by DOE N 251.4.

  10. Environment, Safety, and Health Program for Department of Energy Operations

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    1988-02-18

    This Page Change transmits revised pages of DOE O 5480.1B to update the "sunset" clause of paragraph 8c(20)(c).

  11. Environment, Safety, and Health Program for Department of Energy Operations

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

    1989-01-23

    This Page Change transmits revised pages of DOE O 5480.1B to update the "sunset" clause of paragraph 8c(20)(c).

  12. Diversity and Inclusion | Department of Energy

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    Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion The Office of Diversity and Inclusion fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that ensures equality of opportunity for applicants and employees through Departmental diversity policy development, workforce analysis, outreach, retention, and education. We seek to capitalize on the diverse attributes of the nation today to build an inclusive Energy Department for tomorrow. The Energy Department strives to be the Federal government's

  13. Cultural Resource Conservation | Department of Energy

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    Services » Environment » Environmental Policy and Assistance » Cultural Resource Conservation Cultural Resource Conservation The Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to responsible stewardship of cultural resources on its lands. Many rich and varied natural and cultural resources are present on the Departments lands and waters that contain archaeological and historical sites, threatened and endangered species, marine mammals, Native American burial and sacred sites, historic buildings, and

  14. Evidence-Based Evaluations | Department of Energy

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    Evidence-Based Evaluations Evidence-Based Evaluations Evidence-based evaluations comprise one of the three pillars of the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT). The office emphasizes how DOE's long-term investments in science and technology have grown into critical technologies that support the economic, energy, environment, and national security missions of the Department. OTT analyzes and evaluates programs and collects metrics for technology transitions across the Department. Evaluation

  15. Department of Energy Employee Concerns Program Guide

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

    1999-02-01

    The Department of Energy (DOE) recognizes that free and open expression of DOE Federal and contractor and subcontractor employee concerns is essential to safe and efficient accomplishment of DOE's missions. DOE employees and any contractor or subcontractor fulfilling DOE's mission have the right and responsbility to report concerns relating to the environment, safety, health, or management of Department operations. The guide provides methods of implementing requirements of DOE O 442.1. Does not cancel/supersede other directives.

  16. Very low temperature radiant heating/cooling indoor end system for efficient use of renewable energies

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    Ren, Jianbo; Wang, Yiping; Wang, Congrong; Xiong, Weicheng; Zhu, Li

    2010-06-15

    Solar or solar-assisted space heating systems are becoming more and more popular. The solar energy utilization efficiency is high when the collector is coupled with indoor radiant heating suppliers, since in principle, lower supply temperature means lower demand temperature and then the system heat loss is less. A new type radiant end system is put forward for even lower supply temperature compared to the conventional radiant floor heating systems. A three dimensional model was established to investigate its energy supply capacities. Simulation results show that 50 W per meter length tube can be achieved with the medium temperature of 30 C for heating and 15 C for cooling. The predicted results agree well with the actual data from a demonstration building. Furthermore, it is demonstrated that a supply temperature of 22 C in winter and of 17 C in summer already met the indoor requirements. The new end system has good prospects for effective use of local renewable resources. (author)

  17. Indoor Air Quality in 24 California Residences Designed as High-Performance Homes

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    Less, Brennan; Mullen, Nasim; Singer, Brett; Walker, Iain

    2015-07-01

    Today’s high performance green homes are reaching previously unheard of levels of airtightness and are using new materials, technologies and strategies, whose impacts on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) cannot be fully anticipated from prior studies. This research study used pollutant measurements, home inspections, diagnostic testing and occupant surveys to assess IAQ in 24 new or deeply retrofitted homes designed to be high performance green buildings in California.

  18. Microsoft Word - CHAP02ESH _REVISED1_3.doc | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    -1 CHAPTER 2 ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY AND HEALTH (revised September 25, 2003) WHAT ARE THE BASIC PRINCIPLES/OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT'S ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY AND HEALTH (ES&H) PROGRAM? 1. Work is performed in a manner that protects workers, the public and the environment. 2. The Department holds contractors accountable for the safe performance of work. 3. ES&H functions and activities are an integral and visible part of contractors' business processes. WHY IS THE DEPARTMENT'S ENVIRONMENT,

  19. Environment, Safety and Health Reporting

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

    2011-06-27

    The order addresses DOE/NNSA receiving timely, accurate information about events that have affected or could adversely affect the health, safety and security of the public or workers, the environment, the operations of DOE facilities, or the credibility of the Department. Cancels DOE N 234.1. Supersedes DOE O 231.1A Chg 1, DOE M 231.1-1A Chg 2.

  20. Built Environment Wind Turbine Roadmap

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    Smith, J.; Forsyth, T.; Sinclair, K.; Oteri, F.

    2012-11-01

    The market currently encourages BWT deployment before the technology is ready for full-scale commercialization. To address this issue, industry stakeholders convened a Rooftop and Built-Environment Wind Turbine Workshop on August 11 - 12, 2010, at the National Wind Technology Center, located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. This report summarizes the workshop.

  1. Indoor risk factors for cough and their relation to wheeze and sensitization in Chilean young adults

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    Potts, J.F.; Rona, R.J.; Oyarzun, M.J.; Amigo, H.; Bustos, P.

    2008-04-15

    We assessed the effects of indoor risk factors, including smoking, on different types of cough and on cough and wheeze in combination. Our sample was composed of 1232 men and women residing in a semi-rural area of Chile. We used a standardized questionnaire, sensitization to 8 allergens, and bronchial hyperresponsiveness to methacholine to assess cough and wheeze characteristics. Information was gathered on dampness, mold, ventilation, heating, housing quality, smoking, and environmental tobacco smoke exposure. Most exposures were associated with cough alone or cough in combination with wheeze. Smoking, past smoking, and environmental tobacco smoke exposure were strongly associated with dry cough and wheeze. The use of coal for heating was associated with dry cough. Leaks, mold, and lack of kitchen ventilation were associated with cough and wheeze. Nocturnal cough and productive cough were associated with specific types of sensitization, but dry cough was not. Productive cough was associated with hyperresponsiveness to methacholine. Several different types of indoor exposures, including environmental tobacco smoke exposure, are important contributors to morbidity associated with cough and wheeze. A vigorous preventive strategy designed to lower exposures to indoor risk factors would lower rates of respiratory morbidity.

  2. Association of indoor nitrogen dioxide with respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function in children

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    Neas, L.M.; Dockery, D.W.; Ware, J.H.; Spengler, J.D.; Speizer, F.E.; Ferris, B.G. Jr. )

    1991-07-15

    The effect of indoor nitrogen dioxide on the cumulative incidence of respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function level was studied in a cohort of 1,567 white children aged 7-11 years examined in six US cities from 1983 through 1988. Week-long measurements of nitrogen dioxide were obtained at three indoor locations over 2 consecutive weeks in both the winter and the summer months. The household annual average nitrogen dioxide concentration was modeled as a continuous variable and as four ordered categories. Multiple logistic regression analysis of symptom reports from a questionnaire administered after indoor monitoring showed that a 15-ppb increase in the household annual nitrogen dioxide mean was associated with an increased cumulative incidence of lower respiratory symptoms (odds ratio (OR) = 1.4, 95% confidence interval (95% Cl) 1.1-1.7). The response variable indicated the report of one or more of the following symptoms: attacks of shortness of breath with wheeze, chronic wheeze, chronic cough, chronic phlegm, or bronchitis. Girls showed a stronger association (OR = 1.7, 95% Cl 1.3-2.2) than did boys (OR = 1.2, 95% Cl 0.9-1.5). An analysis of pulmonary function measurements showed no consistent effect of nitrogen dioxide. These results are consistent with earlier reports based on categorical indicators of household nitrogen dioxide sources and provide a more specific association with nitrogen dioxide as measured in children's homes.

  3. Training and Tools | Department of Energy

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    Services » Environment » Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment » Training and Tools Training and Tools RESidual RADiation (RESRAD) Family of Codes: REDRAD family of Codes are a series of software codes developed by Argonne National Labs (ANL) which are designed to estimate radiation doses and risks from RESidual RADioactive materials. The RESRAD computer codes are important tools that are widely used by the Department, other Federal agencies, and the commercial nuclear

  4. Michael J. Ardaiz | Department of Energy

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    J. Ardaiz About Us Michael J. Ardaiz - Chief Medical Officer, Office of the Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security Michael J. Ardaiz Dr. Michael Ardaiz is the DOE Chief Medical Officer within the office of the Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety, and Security. Currently, Dr. Ardaiz serves as the chief Occupational Medicine physician for the Department in support of over 50 occupational health facilities which in turn provide health care to

  5. Kedric L. Payne | Department of Energy

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    Kedric L. Payne About Us Kedric L. Payne - Deputy General Counsel for Environment & Compliance Kedric L. Payne is the Deputy General Counsel for Environment and Compliance. He is primarily responsible for providing legal counsel concerning environmental protection laws, international and national security, ethics, and personnel matters. He manages a legal team that advises various offices throughout the Department, including the Office of Environmental Management, the Office of Intelligence

  6. Energy Department Announces Second Solar Decathlon | Department...

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    Second Solar Decathlon Energy Department Announces Second Solar Decathlon June 9, 2005 - 1:40pm Addthis Competition to be held October 7-16, 2005 in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, D.C. ...

  7. | Department of Energy

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    SmallScaleBiorefineriesMatrix.pdf More Documents & Publications U.S. Department of Energy Small-Scale Biorefineries: Project Overview U.S. Department of Energy Small-Scale...

  8. Presentations | Department of Energy

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    Source: Geothermal Resources Council Energy Department presentations allow stakeholders to learn and engage around innovative technology development. Source: Geothermal Resources ...

  9. Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Department of Energy Quality Assurance: Design Control for the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant at the Hanford Site DOE/IG-0894 September 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 September 30, 2013 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Department of Energy Quality Assurance: Design Control for the Waste Treatment and

  10. Federal Agencies Combine Efforts to Protect Environment and Reduce Home

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    Energy Bills | Department of Energy Combine Efforts to Protect Environment and Reduce Home Energy Bills Federal Agencies Combine Efforts to Protect Environment and Reduce Home Energy Bills July 11, 2005 - 2:07pm Addthis Department of Housing and Urban Development; Department of Energy; Environmental Protection Agency WASHINGTON, DC- The Bush administration today announced a major new partnership aimed at reducing household energy costs by 10 percent over the next decade. The Partnership for

  11. Hanford Fire Department - Hanford Site

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    Department Hanford Fire Department Hanford Fire Department Home About Hanford Fire Department Fire and Life Safety Information Hot Links to Cool Spots Contact Hanford Fire Department Hanford Fire Department Email Email Page | Print Print Page |Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size Hanford Fire Department Hanford Fire Department Logo The Hanford Fire Department is a highly trained and professional career industrial fire department with 145 members. We provide emergency fire, medical,

  12. Independent Oversight Environment, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - June

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    2006 | Department of Energy Environment, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - June 2006 Independent Oversight Environment, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - June 2006 June 2006 Inspection of the Environmental Management Program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory This report documents the results of an inspection of the environment, safety, and health programs for the environmental management program activities at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The inspection was

  13. Implementation of Department of Energy Oversight Policy

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

    2007-07-31

    This Order implements the policy that establishes a Department-wide oversight process to protect the public, workers, environment, and national security assets effectively through continuous improvement. Cancels DOE O 226.1. Canceled by DOE O 226.1B

  14. Congressional Affairs Resources | Department of Energy

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    Resources Congressional Affairs Resources Congressional Resources United States Senate Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Senate Appropriations Committee Senate Armed Services Committee United States House of Representatives House Energy and Commerce Committee House Armed Services Committee House Natural Resources Committee House Appropriations Committee Legislative Resources Library of Congress Department of Energy Related Legislation

  15. Oregon's Solar Advantage | Department of Energy

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

    Oregon's Solar Advantage Oregon's Solar Advantage This presentation summarizes the information discussed by the Oregon Business Development Department during the PV Manufacturing Workshop, March 25, 2011. PDF icon pv_manufacturing_workshop_2011_march_laird.pdf More Documents & Publications Better Buildings Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in the Commercial Sector -- Part 1 Harnessing the Power of the Future Solar Policy Environment: Portland

  16. Department of Energy Employee Concerns Program

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

    1999-02-01

    Establishes a Department of Energy Employee Concerns Program (ECP) that ensures employee concerns related to such issues such as the environment, safety, health, and management of DOE programs and facilities are properly addressed. Cancels DOE O 5480.29, Employee Concerns Management System, dated 1/15/93.

  17. DOE Tour of Zero: Green Acres #20 by Greenhill Contracting | Department of

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

    Energy 0 by Greenhill Contracting DOE Tour of Zero: Green Acres #20 by Greenhill Contracting 1 of 8 Greenhill Contracting built this 4,454-square-foot home in New Paltz, New York, to the performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. 2 of 8 The highly efficient home stacks four floors on a small footprint, including a daylight basement. 3 of 8 In addition to being certified for DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, EPA Indoor airPlus, and ENERGY STAR, the

  18. FACT SHEET: Department of Energy's Jobs Strategy Council | Department...

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    FACT SHEET: Department of Energy's Jobs Strategy Council FACT SHEET: Department of Energy's Jobs Strategy Council PDF icon FACT SHEET: Department of Energy's Jobs Strategy Council...

  19. Texas Department of State Health Services - WIPP Program | Department...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Texas Department of State Health Services - WIPP Program Texas Department of State Health Services - WIPP Program PDF icon Texas Department of State Health Services - WIPP Program ...

  20. Energy Department to Sign MOU with Interior Department to Assist...

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    to Sign MOU with Interior Department to Assist Indian Tribes to Develop Energy Resources Energy Department to Sign MOU with Interior Department to Assist Indian Tribes to Develop ...

  1. 2012 Department of Energy Project Management Workshop | Department...

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    2 Department of Energy Project Management Workshop 2012 Department of Energy Project Management Workshop 2012 Department of Energy Project Management Workshop ***...

  2. Leadership | Department of Energy

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    Leadership Leadership Matthew Moury Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security Mr. Matthew Moury is the Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security . The office provides corporate leadership and strategic approaches for protecting DOE's workers, the public, the environment and national security assets. This is accomplished through developing corporate policies and standards; sharing operating experience, lessons learned, and best practices;

  3. Volume II, Environment, Safety, and Health Special Review of Work Practices

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

    for Nanoscale Material Activities at Department of Energy Laboratories, August 2008 | Department of Energy Volume II, Environment, Safety, and Health Special Review of Work Practices for Nanoscale Material Activities at Department of Energy Laboratories, August 2008 Volume II, Environment, Safety, and Health Special Review of Work Practices for Nanoscale Material Activities at Department of Energy Laboratories, August 2008 At the request of the Secretary of Energy, the U.S. Department of

  4. Spring into Energy Savings | Department of Energy

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    As the days become longer, consider opening the curtains in your home to let in more natural light for indoor illumination. This is an especially useful tip if you haven't yet had ...

  5. 28812 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    28812 28812 Memorandum of Understanding on Weather-Dependent and Oceanic Renewable Energy Resources between the US Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration PDF icon 28812.pdf More Documents & Publications Memorandum of Understanding On Weather-Dependent and Oceanic Renewable Energy Resources Energy Department Infrastructure Improvement Plan A National Offshore Wind Strategy:

  6. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

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    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Amended Record of ~ e c i s i o n for the Hanford Comprehensive Land-Use Plan Environmental Impact Statement AGENCY: Department of Energy ACTION: Amended Record of Decision SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) is amending its Record of Decision (ROD) for the Hanford Comprehensive Land-Use Plan Environmental Impact Statement (HCP-EIS) (DOEIEIS-0222; September 1999), which evaluated the potential environmental impacts associated with implementing a comprehensive land-use

  7. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

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    S0-01-P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Draft Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for the Continued Operation of the Department of EnergylNational Nuclear Security Administration Nevada National Security Site and Off-Site Locations in the State of Nevada AGENCY: National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of availability and public hearings. SUMMARY: The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a separately

  8. News | Department of Energy

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    News News News September 2, 2015 Nuclear Executive Leadership Training, Class of 2015 The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments, National Training Center (NTC) conducted its 15th annual Nuclear Executive Leadership Training (NELT) on August 17-22, 2015 in Washington, DC. June 17, 2015 Department of Energy Cites UT-Battelle, LLC, for Worker Safety and Health Program Violations Energy Department issues a Preliminary Notice of Violation to UT-Battelle, LLC, (UTB) for

  9. Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Audit Report The Department of Energy's Program to Assist Federal Buyers in the Purchasing of Energy Efficient Products OAS-RA-10-08 April 2010 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 April 27, 2010 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "The Department of Energy's Program to Assist Federal Buyers in the Purchasing of Energy Efficient Products" BACKGROUND The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

  10. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

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    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Part 900 RIN 1901-AB18 Coordination of Federal Authorizations for Electric Transmission Facilities AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to amend its regulations for the timely coordination of Federal authorizations for proposed interstate electric transmission facilities pursuant to section 216(h) of the Federal Power Act (FPA). The

  11. Ventilation System Basics | Department of Energy

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

    Ventilation System Basics Ventilation System Basics August 16, 2013 - 1:33pm Addthis Ventilation is the process of moving air into and out of an interior space by natural or mechanical means. Ventilation is necessary for the health and comfort of occupants of all buildings. Ventilation supplies air for occupants to breathe and removes moisture, odors, and indoor pollutants like carbon dioxide. Too little ventilation may result in poor indoor air quality, while too much may cause unnecessarily

  12. Services | Department of Energy

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    system and approach to enable the achievement of the Department's critical missions. ... and consult with DOE line management to assist with policy and program implementation. ...

  13. Mission | Department of Energy

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    Mission Mission To strengthen the integrity, economy, and efficiency of the Department's programs and operations. Vision Statement To be a highly effective organization that promotes positive change.

  14. Phonebook | Department of Energy

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    Phonebook Phonebook Search the Energy Department Phonebook Enter your search request * Search Mission Leadership Organization Chart Staff and Contractors News & Blog

  15. Nanotechnology | Department of Energy

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    Nanotechnology Nanotechnology The Department of Energy's Nanotechnology Safety provides a forum for the exchange of best practices, lessons learned, and guidance in the area of ...

  16. Department of Energy

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    of the Department's 2010 Agency Financial Report is presented for purposes of additional analysis of the consolidated financial statements rather than to present the financial...

  17. News | Department of Energy

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

    that will help businesses and communities save money, create jobs, and reduce pollution. May 4, 2015 Energy Department Awards Nearly 10 Million for Efficient Lighting...

  18. Blog | Department of Energy

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    reflective coatings on windows, exterior walls, and roofs to provide comfort during the cooling season. | Photo courtesy of Jason Flakes, U.S. Department of Energy Using Passive...

  19. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

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    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Part 1021 National Environmental ... room 1E-190, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence ... that may in any way reveal the identity of offerors. ...

  20. Department of Energy

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    While its origins can be largely traced to the Manhattan Project, the Department has evolved into a multi-faceted agency that encompasses a broad range of scientific, ...

  1. Department of Energy

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    09 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Report on "The Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 2009 Consolidated Financial...

  2. Fossil | Department of Energy

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

    by Daniel Wood, Energy Department. Fossil energy sources, including oil, coal and natural gas, are non-renewable resources that formed when prehistoric plants and animals died...

  3. Department of Energy Badges

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

    2000-05-26

    Establishes requirements for Department of Energy (DOE) badges. DOE N 251.40, dated 5/3/01, extends this directive until 12/31/01.

  4. Maps | Department of Energy

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    Investments in Carbon Capture Technologies 2011 Department of Energy Investments in Carbon Capture Technologies 2010 Smart Meter Installations 2010 Smart Meter Installations...

  5. Blog | Department of Energy

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

    Wilkins, Energy Department INFOGRAPHIC: How Appliance Standards Help Consumers Save Big Consumers are saving more than 62 billion a year as a result of Appliance and...

  6. Manufacturing | Department of Energy

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

    in the production of clean energy technologies like electric vehicles, LED bulbs and solar panels. The Department is also working with manufacturers to increase their energy...

  7. Department of Energy

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

    of Energy Order 580.1, Department of Energy Personal Property Management including Policy Flash 2006-21 (Outdated) 2007-01 12152006 Implementation of Functional...

  8. Wind | Department of Energy

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

    and fastest growing wind markets in the world. To stay competitive in this sector, the Energy Department invests in wind research and development projects, both on land and...

  9. Leadership | Department of Energy

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    advice to the Secretary and the Department regarding congressional affairs. Ms. Shimek previously served as a Senior Policy Advisor for Senator Patty Murray from Washington. ...

  10. Training | Department of Energy

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    Training Training The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Independent Assessments (IEA) provides expert evaluations of management performance in safety, security and other ...

  11. Department of Energy

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    to determine the extent of political involvement in the Department's FOIA process. Specifically, we were asked to determine whether political appointees were made aware of ...

  12. Assessments | Department of Energy

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    effectiveness of DOE policy and line management performance in safety and security, and ... improvement to our leadership to support the safe performance of the Department's mission. ...

  13. Leadership | Department of Energy

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    Leadership Leadership Leadership Joseph Hezir Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Joseph Hezir ... Hezir will work to assure the effective management and financial integrity of Department ...

  14. Leadership | Department of Energy

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    Leadership Leadership Sue Cange Manager Sue Cange, Manager for the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management, directs and oversees environmental cleanup ...

  15. Mission | Department of Energy

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    enable the Department of Energy to achieve its mission, through innovation and creativity. ... small business goals; provide education on the management and operations ...

  16. DOE Awarded Patent for Reformulated Diesel Fuel | Department...

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    Awarded Patent for Reformulated Diesel Fuel May 19, 2006 - 10:46am Addthis Available free of Licensing Fees, Cleaner for the Environment WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of...

  17. Energy Department Offers $50 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient Autos

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    The Energy Department announced nearly $50 million to accelerate research and development of new vehicle technologies that give drivers and businesses more transportation options and protect the environment in communities nationwide.

  18. Energy Department Announces Achievement of Major Cleanup Milestone...

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    Department Issues Path Forward for Closing Additional Radioactive WasteStorage Tanks in H ... 16, which is the only one at Savannah River that historically leaked to the environment. ...

  19. Protocol for Maximizing Energy Savings and Indoor Environmental Quality Improvements when Retrofitting Apartments

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    Noris, Federico; Delp, William W.; Vermeer, Kimberly; Adamkiewicz, Gary; Singer, Brett C.; Fis, William J.

    2012-06-18

    The current focus on building energy retrofit provides an opportunity to simultaneously improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Toward this end, we developed a protocol for selecting packages of retrofits that both save energy and improve IEQ in apartments. The protocol specifies the methodology for selecting retrofits from a candidate list while addressing expected energy savings, IEQ impacts, and costs in an integrated manner. Interviews, inspections and measurements are specified to collect the needed input information. The protocol was applied to 17 apartments in three buildings in two different climates within California. Diagnostic measurements and surveys conducted before and after retrofit implementation indicate enhanced apartment performance.

  20. NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) indoor air quality in office buildings

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    Wallingford, K.M.

    1987-01-01

    A total of 356 indoor-air-quality health-hazard evaluations were completed by NIOSH from 1971 through December of 1985. Most of these studies concerned government and private office buildings where there were worker complaints. Worker complaints resulted from contamination from inside the building (19% of the cases), contamination from outside (11 percent), contamination from the building fabric (4%), biological contamination (5%), inadequate ventilation (50%), and unknown causes (11%). Health complaints addressed by investigative efforts included eye irritation, dry throat, headache, fatigue, sinus congestion, skin irritation, shortness of breath, cough, dizziness, and nausea.

  1. Protocol for maximizing energy savings and indoor environmental quality improvements when retrofitting apartments

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    Noris, Federico; Delp, William W.; Vermeer, Kimberly; Adamkiewicz, Gary; Singer, Brett C.; Fisk, William J.

    2013-06-01

    The current focus on building energy retrofit provides an opportunity to simultaneously improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Toward this end, we developed a protocol for selecting packages of retrofits that both save energy and improve IEQ in apartments. The protocol specifies the methodology for selecting retrofits from a candidate list while addressing expected energy savings, IEQ impacts, and costs in an integrated manner. Interviews, inspections and measurements are specified to collect the needed input information. The protocol was applied to 17 apartments in three buildings in two different climates within California. Diagnostic measurements and surveys conducted before and after retrofit implementation indicate enhanced apartment performance.

  2. Mission | Department of Energy

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    Mission Mission To promote the Secretary's, Department's, and Administration's policies, legislative initiatives and budget requests with the Congress, State, territorial, Tribal and local government officials, and other Federal agencies. The Office is also responsible for managing and overseeing the Department's liaison with Members of Congress, other levels of governments and stakeholders which includes consumer liaison, and public interest groups.

  3. Audit Report: DOE-OIG-16-12 | Department of Energy

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    DOE-OIG-16-12 Audit Report: DOE-OIG-16-12 May 2, 2015 The Department of Energy's Energy Information Technology Services Federal Support Costs The Department of Energy's Energy Information Technology Services (EITS) shared services program, formerly known as the Department of Energy's Common Operating Environment, was based, in part, on a Secretarial initiative to implement a single, integrated information technology (IT) infrastructure across the Department's Federal environment. In an effort to

  4. NNMCAB Special Meeting Agenda: November 2015 Pojoaque | Department of

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Energy Special Meeting Agenda: November 2015 Pojoaque NNMCAB Special Meeting Agenda: November 2015 Pojoaque At This Meeting: Presentations by New Mexico Environment Department and The Department of Energy, on Revisions to the 2005 Order on Consent PDF icon Special Meeting - November 12,

  5. Utilities | Department of Energy

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    Utilities Utilities Below are resources for Tribes about utilities. The Economics of Electric System Municipalization Looks at the economic environment in California to determine ...

  6. United States Department

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    That commitment is an integral and urgent part of our mission. EA provides an internal management assessmentfunction that examines activities relating to the environment,...

  7. | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    FutureGenFactSheet.pdf More Documents & Publications Before the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Environment FE Transition Deliverables...

  8. EA-1792-S1: Finding of No Significant Impact | Department of...

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    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has completed a ... to authorize the expenditure of Congressionally ... affect the quality of the human environment within the ...

  9. Effect of residential air-to-air heat and moisture exchangers on indoor humidity

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    Barringer, C.G.; McGugan, C.A. )

    1989-01-01

    A project was undertaken to develop guidelines for the selection of residential heat and moisture recovery ventilation systems (HRVs) in order to maintain an acceptable indoor humidity for various climatic conditions. These guidelines were developed from reviews on ventilation requirements, HRV performance specifications, and from computer modeling. Space conditions within three house/occupancy models for several types of HRV were simulated for three climatic conditions (Lake Charles, LA; Seattle, WA; and Winnipeg, MB) in order to determine the impact of the HRVs on indoor relative humidity and space-conditioning loads. Results show that when reduction of cooling cost is the main consideration, exchangers with moisture recovery are preferable to sensible HRVs. For reduction of heating costs, moisture recovery should be done for ventilation rates greater than about 15 L/s and average winter temperatures less than about (minus) 10{degrees}C if internal moisture generation rates are low. For houses with higher ventilation rates and colder average winter temperatures, exchangers with moisture recovery should be used.

  10. Measure Guideline: Combustion Safety for Natural Draft Appliances Using Indoor Air

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    Brand, L.

    2014-04-01

    This measure guideline covers how to assess and carry out the combustion safety procedures for appliances and heating equipment that uses indoor air for combustion in low-rise residential buildings. Only appliances installed in the living space, or in an area freely communicating with the living space, vented alone or in tandem with another appliance are considered here. A separate measure guideline addresses combustion appliances located either within the living space in enclosed closets or side rooms or outside the living space in an adjacent area like an attic or garage that use outdoor air for combustion. This document is for inspectors, auditors, and technicians working in homes where energy upgrades are being conducted whether or not air infiltration control is included in the package of measures being applied. In the indoor combustion air case, guidelines summarized here are based on language provided in several of the codes to establish minimum requirements for the space using simplified prescriptive measures. In addition, building performance testing procedures are provided by testing agencies. The codes in combination with the test procedures offer comprehensive combustion safety coverage to address safety concerns, allowing inexperienced residential energy retrofit inspectors to effectively address combustion safety issues and allow energy retrofits to proceed.

  11. Technology Solutions Case Study: Combustion Safety for Appliances Using Indoor Air

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    2014-05-01

    This case study describes how to assess and carry out the combustion safety procedures for appliances and heating equipment that uses indoor air for combustion in low-rise residential buildings. Only appliances installed in the living space, or in an area freely communicating with the living space, vented alone or in tandem with another appliance are considered here. This document is for inspectors, auditors, and technicians working in homes where energy upgrades are being conducted whether or not air infiltration control is included in the package of measures being applied. In the indoor combustion air case, guidelines summarized here are based on language provided in several of the codes to establish minimum requirements for the space using simplified prescriptive measures. In addition, building performance testing procedures are provided by testing agencies. The codes in combination with the test procedures offer comprehensive combustion safety coverage to address safety concerns, allowing inexperienced residential energy retrofit inspectors to effectively address combustion safety issues and allow energy retrofits to proceed.

  12. Should Title 24 Ventilation Requirements Be Amended to include an Indoor Air Quality Procedure?

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    Dutton, Spencer M.; Mendell, Mark J.; Chan, Wanyu R.

    2013-05-13

    Minimum outdoor air ventilation rates (VRs) for buildings are specified in standards, including California?s Title 24 standards. The ASHRAE ventilation standard includes two options for mechanically-ventilated buildings ? a prescriptive ventilation rate procedure (VRP) that specifies minimum VRs that vary among occupancy classes, and a performance-based indoor air quality procedure (IAQP) that may result in lower VRs than the VRP, with associated energy savings, if IAQ meeting specified criteria can be demonstrated. The California Energy Commission has been considering the addition of an IAQP to the Title 24 standards. This paper, based on a review of prior data and new analyses of the IAQP, evaluates four future options for Title 24: no IAQP; adding an alternate VRP, adding an equivalent indoor air quality procedure (EIAQP), and adding an improved ASHRAE-like IAQP. Criteria were established for selecting among options, and feedback was obtained in a workshop of stakeholders. Based on this review, the addition of an alternate VRP is recommended. This procedure would allow lower minimum VRs if a specified set of actions were taken to maintain acceptable IAQ. An alternate VRP could also be a valuable supplement to ASHRAE?s ventilation standard.

  13. Independent Oversight Lessons Learned Report, Department of Energy -

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

    January 2005 | Department of Energy Lessons Learned Report, Department of Energy - January 2005 Independent Oversight Lessons Learned Report, Department of Energy - January 2005 January 2005 Lessons Learned Report Electrical Safety During Excavation and Penetrations This report provides lessons learned from a series of independent oversight inspections of electrical safety practices during excavations and penetrations. The lessons learned were collected during environment, safety and health

  14. Energy Department and Environmental Protection Agency Honor 2014 Energy

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    Star Partners of the Year | Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency Honor 2014 Energy Star Partners of the Year Energy Department and Environmental Protection Agency Honor 2014 Energy Star Partners of the Year April 3, 2014 - 12:49pm Addthis NEWS MEDIA CONTACT (202) 586-4940 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 127 organizations for their commitment to protecting the environment through superior energy

  15. Office of Technology Transitions Leadership | Department of Energy

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    About Us » Office of Technology Transitions Leadership Office of Technology Transitions Leadership Jetta Wong Director Jetta Wong joined the Department of Energy in July of 2012. Before joining the Department of Energy Jetta worked for the United States House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. She worked on a wide range of energy and environment policy issues related to civilian research, development and demonstration programs at the Department of Energy and the

  16. Department of Energy

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

    Energy.gov Solar Decathlon 2015 Solar Decathlon 2015 The competition is heating up at U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 Go to energy.govsolardecathlon for full...

  17. Blog | Department of Energy

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    salute to the Department of Defense for their heroic efforts when it comes to saving electrons. November 10, 2015 An insulated door was an easy upgrade from the steel cellar door...

  18. News | Department of Energy

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    their invention of the blue light emitting diode, a game-changer in the history of LED lights. | Photo courtesy of Soraa. Energy-Department Supported Scientist Receives Nobel Prize...

  19. Contacts | Department of Energy

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

    information to contact the State and Local Solution Center by mail or email: U.S. Department of Energy State and Local Solution Center Mail Stop EE-5W 1000 Independence Ave., SW...

  20. Department of Energy

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    ... The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), may have audit cognizance for other than DOE ...

  1. DEPARTMENT OF I Office

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    DEPARTMENT OF I Office of ENERGY Science SLAC Site Office SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory 2575 Sand Hill Road, MS-8A Menlo Park, CA 94025 DATE: January 11, 2012 MEMORANDUM ...

  2. Picture | Department of Energy

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    Picture Picture Picture of a fireplace PDF icon Picture More Documents & Publications Re: Regulatory Burden RFI Regulatory Burden RFI from HPBA Department of Energy Request for Information: Reducing Regulatory Burden (Reply Comments)

  3. Blog | Department of Energy

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    million gasoline-powered cars off the road. December 17, 2015 Small Business Award to Sage Energy Trading The Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of a Firm-Fixed...

  4. Kentucky Department of Agriculture

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    At the August 7, 2008 quarterly joint Web conference of DOE's Biomass and Clean Cities programs, Wilbur Frye (Office of Consumer & Environmental Protection, Kentucky Department of Agriculture) described Biofuel Quality Testing in Kentucky.

  5. Sustainability | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    at the Savannah River Operations Offices with Savannah River leading the Department in its use of renewable energy. At the Portsmouth Site, a new natural gas steam plant will ...

  6. Blog | Department of Energy

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    7, 2016 Carbon capture is an important part of the Energy Department's Fossil Energy research and development efforts, but it can be hard to understand. This infographic breaks it...

  7. Electricity | Department of Energy

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    Department and our partners. June 16, 2014 Ministers Meet in Addis Ababa for U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial Learn more about the U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial, held June 3-4,...

  8. Blog | Department of Energy

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

    in April 20, 2015 Energy Department employee Bill Vandermeer tunes a bicycle as part of Earth Day events at National Renewable Energy Laboratory last year. Biking to work can...

  9. Carlsbad | Department of Energy

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

    Pilot Plant EPA I.D. Number NM4890139088 U.S. Department of Energy's Request for Hearing and Answer to Administrative Order Requiring Compliance and Assessing a Civil Penalty

  10. Bioenergy | Department of Energy

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    Sources » Renewable Energy » Bioenergy Bioenergy Learn how Energy Department scientists and researchers produce clean, renewable fuel -- from algae. Learn how the Energy Department is working to sustainably transform the nation's abundant renewable resources into biomass energy. Featured 6 New Things Happening with Biofuels The science and industry of biofuels is changing rapidly. See what's new with the fuels of the future. World's First Algae Surfboard Makes Waves in San Diego Surfing into

  11. FOIA | Department of Energy

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    FOIA FOIA OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL (OIG) FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA) What is FOIA? FOIA is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. Refer to http://www.foia.gov/ for additional information. How do I submit a FOIA request for OIG information? The FOIA process for the OIG is administered by the Department's Office of Information Resources, Office of Management. For additional information on the Department of Energy FOIA process, refer to Energy

  12. Innovation | Department of Energy

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    Innovation Innovation Additive manufacturing, also know as 3D printing, has helped spark a creative manufacturing renaissance, allowing companies to create products in new ways while also reducing material waste, saving energy and shortening the time needed to bring products to market. Learn more about this game-changing technology. As a science agency, the Energy Department plays an important role in the innovation economy. The Department catalyzes the transformative growth of basic applied

  13. Leadership | Department of Energy

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    Leadership Leadership The Honorable LaDoris G. Harris Director, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity The Honorable La Doris "Dot" Harris brings over 30 years of management and leadership experience as the Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). She ensures that minorities and historically underrepresented communities are afforded opportunities to fully participate in the Department's programs. More about Dot Harris Andre H.

  14. Leadership | Department of Energy

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    Leadership Leadership Rickey R. Hass, CPA Acting Inspector General Rickey R. Hass was named Acting Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Energy effective October 4, 2105. As the Acting Inspector General, he is responsible for a nationwide, independent program of audits, inspections, and law enforcement efforts related to the Department of Energy's programs and operations. More about Rickey Hass Virginia Grebasch Counsel to the Inspector General Virginia Grebasch was appointed Counsel to

  15. Photography | Department of Energy

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

    Photography Photography Photographic services include the Photography Office and the Energy Technology Visuals Collection (ETVC) Visuals Library. Photography Forrestal: Room BH-071 Phone: (202) 586-1350 The Photography Office is a fully digital in-house lab that serves all of the Department of Energy's Facilities. Requesting a photographer for an assignment: The department photographers cover photographic assignments within DOE buildings and other locations. All requests for services must be

  16. Recycling | Department of Energy

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    Recycling Recycling In support of the Department's goal of implementing environmental sustainability practices across the complex, all DOE employees and contractors should incorporate the three "R's" of wise resource use as a core principle of their daily activities: reduce, reuse, and recycle. The Department's recycling program at Headquarters earns monetary credits from the GSA which is then credited to the Sheila Jo Watkins Memorial Child Development Centers for tuition assistance

  17. Services | Department of Energy

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    Services Services Secretary Ernest Moniz takes a holistic view to diversity, recognizing that the goal of ensuring equal access to participation in the Department's programs and policies comes through in our workforce, our partners, our research, our policies, our education efforts, and our work with the general public. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about the ways we'd like to work with you to support the mission of the Energy Department. Minority Business and Economic

  18. Terrachanics | Department of Energy

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

    Terrachanics Terrachanics Terrachanics Terrachanics is a puzzle game developed for the public by the Department of Energy. It is designed as a recruitment tool to help drive interest in careers with the department, and inspire the public to learn more about the energy technologies of tomorrow. Reroute energy networks to provide resources to key hotspots! Recover and utilize cutting-edge energy technology to prevent disaster! Command specialized Units to open new energy pathways and implement

  19. Wind | Department of Energy

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    Wind Wind Wind The United States is home to one of the largest and fastest growing wind markets in the world. To stay competitive in this sector, the Energy Department invests in wind research and development projects, both on land and offshore, to advance technology innovations, create job opportunities and boost economic growth. Moving forward, the U.S. wind industry remains a critical part of the Energy Department's all-of-the-above energy strategy to cut carbon pollution, diversify our

  20. Energyween | Department of Energy

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    Energyween Energyween In the video above, the Energy Department's digital team promotes National Energy Action Month by carving some energy pumpkins. | Video by Matty Greene, Energy Department. National Energy Action Month happens every October. On Energy.gov, we mark the occasion with Energyween -- a week-long celebration of energy efficiency tips, tricks and treats to save energy at home as cooler weather lurks just around the corner. You can celebrate Energyween by making your very own

  1. Abengoa | Department of Energy

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

    Abengoa Abengoa Abengoa Abengoa's biorefinery in Hugoton, Kansas, is the third cellulosic ethanol facility co-funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to begin production at commercial scale since July 2013. The Department provides cost-shared funding to these first-of-a-kind facilities to help drive down technical risk and foster private investment in the growing U.S. bioeconomy. Abengoa designed and built the Kansas facility around an enzymatic hydrolysis process that was evaluated for

  2. Careers | Department of Energy

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

    Careers Careers Search for Department of Energy Jobs Search through all Department of Energy (DOE) job vacancy announcements at http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/. Customized job searches can be made based on key words within the text of the vacancy announcement or by selecting the desired hiring organization, job location, job type, and/or grade desired. Employment Contacts Following is a list of contacts where you may obtain information about employment in the nuclear energy field. The Office of

  3. Coal | Department of Energy

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    Coal Coal Coal Coal is the largest domestically produced source of energy in America and is used to generate a significant chunk of our nation's electricity. The Energy Department is working to develop technologies that make coal cleaner, so we can ensure it plays a part in our clean energy future. The Department is also investing in development of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies, also referred to as carbon capture, utilization and sequestration. Featured Energy

  4. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

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

    6450-01-P] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Parts 433 [Docket No.: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0055] RIN 1904-AD39 Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Commercial and Multi-Family High-Rise Residential Buildings' Baseline Standards Update (Final Rule) AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy ACTION: Finding of No Significant Impact SUMMARY: Section 305(a) of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA) requires that DOE establish by rule Federal building energy

  5. Enforcement | Department of Energy

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

    Enforcement Enforcement The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Enforcement promotes overall improvement in the Department's safety and security programs through management and implementation of the DOE enforcement programs for safety and classified information security that are authorized by the Atomic Energy Act. The office is independent of the DOE offices that develop and implement policy and programs. The office conducts enforcement investigations using systematic enforcement practices

  6. Multimedia | Department of Energy

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

    Information Resources » Multimedia Multimedia The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Program is committed to developing and deploying a portfolio of innovative technologies for renewable, domestic power generation to support an ever-growing industry. In support of the President's strategy to diversify our nation's clean energy mix, an elite team of researchers, academics, scientists, engineers, and wind industry experts revisited the findings of the Energy Department's 2008 20% Wind by 2030

  7. Telework | Department of Energy

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

    Telework Telework The Department's telework program is referred to as DOE-Flex. Telework is also referred to as flexiplace and telecommuting. This page includes guidance on administering telework within the Department for Federal employees; however, each Departmental element has its own implementation procedures so employees should contact their respective Telework Coordinator to get the applicable forms and information on local procedures. Annual participation goals are established by

  8. Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    March 2, 2012 MEMORANDUM TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ELECTRICITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE From: Patricia A. Hoffman /s/ Assistant Secretary Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Subject: DOE Responses to EAC Work Products I want to thank all members of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) for your hard work during 2011. The work products delivered by the Committee during 2011 are listed below. The purpose of this memo and its attachments is to provide

  9. CSKT Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    CSKT Department of Energy Brian Lipscomb, Director November 15, 2012 1 Salish, Pend' Oreille, and Kootenai * Furthest Inland Salish Speaking Tribes * Southern Most band of Kootenai * Reservation established by Hellgate Treaty of 1855 ~ Steven's Treaty November 15, 2012 2 CSKT - Our Government and Businesses * Tribal Government - Tribal Council - Sovereign Entity with Government-to- government relationship with US - CSKT - 30 Agencies/Departments, 1200 Employees * CSKT has several businesses -

  10. Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    March 2, 2012 MEMORANDUM TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ELECTRICITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE From: Patricia A. Hoffman /s/ Assistant Secretary Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Subject: DOE Responses to EAC Work Products I want to thank all members of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) for your hard work during 2011. The work products delivered by the Committee during 2011 are listed below. The purpose of this memo and its attachments is to provide

  11. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Combustion Safety Using Appliances for Indoor Air (Fact Sheet)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    In this case study, the Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit team provides guidance on how to assess and carry out the combustion safety procedures for appliances and heating equipment that uses indoor air for combustion in low-rise residential buildings.

  12. A crossover design study to evaluate the effectiveness of appliance inspection and servicing for lowering indoor nitrogen dioxide concentrations

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Colome, S.D. ); Billick, I.H. ); Baker, P.E.; Beals, S.A.; Rubio, S.A.; Cunningham, S.J. ); Wilson, A.L. )

    1988-01-01

    Some researchers have suggested that natural gas appliances are significant contributors to indoor air pollution. Indoor unvented combustion appliances, such as gas-fired ranges, unvented space heaters, and portable kerosene space heaters, have been associated with a wide variety of pollutants, including carbon monoxide (CO), nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO{sub 2}), sulfur dioxide (SO{sub 2}), formaldehyde (HCHO), and respirable particles. Previous indoor air quality studies have demonstrated that indoor NO{sub 2} concentrations often exceed outdoor ambient levels when gas- burning appliances are used. Cooking with gas has been the focus of many of these studies, although other unvented appliances, such as space-heaters, have also been associated with elevated NO{sub 2} concentrations. Some epidemiologic studies of exposure to NO{sub 2} in homes with gas ranges have indicated a higher prevalence of respiratory symptoms and illness. However, other studies contradicted these findings and failed to show any significant effects associated with gas cooking.

  13. Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant - June 2009 | Department of

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

    Energy Plant - June 2009 Independent Oversight Inspection, Pantex Plant - June 2009 June 2009 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Pantex Plant This report documents the results of an inspection of the environment, safety, and health programs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Pantex Plant. The inspection was performed during March and April 2009 by the DOE Office of Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations, which is within the

  14. Inspection, Kansas City Plant - May 2004 | Department of Energy

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

    Inspection, Kansas City Plant - May 2004 Inspection, Kansas City Plant - May 2004 May 2004 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Kansas City Plant This report provides the results of an inspection of environment, safety, and health management at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Kansas City Plant. The inspection was conducted in April and May 2004 by the DOE Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations,

  15. 2006 Department of Energy Strategic Plan | Department of Energy

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    Plan 2006 Department of Energy Strategic Plan Major DOE Laboratories & Field Facilities, Table of Contents, and Operating Principals PDF icon 2006 Department of Energy Strategic Plan More Documents & Publications U.S Department of Energy Strategic Plan 2006 Department of Energy Strategic Plan - Scientific Discovery and Innovation 2006 Department of Energy Strategic Plan - Linking Strategic Goals to Annual Performance Goals

  16. Building America Update: August 2015 | Department of Energy

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

    superior insulation, air sealing, and construction quality; ultra-efficient heating and cooling systems; superior lighting and appliances; and a host of indoor air quality...

  17. Building America 2014 Top Innovations | Department of Energy

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

    HVAC Cabinet Air Leakage Test Method California Energy Standards Recognize the Importance of Filter Selection ASSURED HEALTH AND SAFETY ASHRAE Standard 62.2. Ventilation and Indoor ...

  18. Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy

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

    Ventilation When sealing any home, you must always be aware of the danger of indoor air pollution and combustion appliance "backdrafts." Backdrafting is when the various...

  19. City of Chicago - Green Permit Program | Department of Energy

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

    timeline for projects which are designed to maximize indoor air quality and conserve energy and resources. Green Permit Program Incentives Projects accepted into the Green...

  20. Building America Update - December 2012 | Department of Energy

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

    More Documents & Publications Sealed duct penetrations. Photo courtesy of the Gas Technology Institute. Energy Savings with Acceptable Indoor Air Quality Through Improved Air Flow ...

  1. Recommendations for Analyzing Accidents under the National Environment...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    population. The environment includes biota and environmental media, such as land and water. U.S. Department of Energy, Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance July 2002 4 With...

  2. Chioke B. Harris | Department of Energy

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

    Chioke B. Harris About Us Chioke B. Harris - AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow (ORISE) Chioke B. Harris Chioke Harris is an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow placed at the US Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office in their Emerging Technologies (ET) Program. His current focus is on energy-water nexus issues in the built environment, in addition to supporting a wide array of ongoing ET programs. Dr. Harris was most recently a Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of

  3. Clean Air Act | Department of Energy

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

    Services » Environment » Environmental Policy and Assistance » Clean Air Act Clean Air Act The primary law governing the Department of Energy (DOE) air pollution control activities is the Clean Air Act (CAA). This law defines the role of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state, local and tribal air programs in protecting and improving the nation's air quality and stratospheric ozone layer by regulating emissions from mobile and stationary sources. The CAA contains titles

  4. Conservation Standards Enforcement | Department of Energy

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    Conservation Standards Enforcement Conservation Standards Enforcement The Office of the General Counsel is working to ensure that manufacturers of consumer products and commercial equipment meet the nation's conservation standards. Through its new focus on enforcement, the Department of Energy will save money for consumers and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "For the sake of our environment and our economy, it's critical that we enforce our energy efficiency regulations," said Scott

  5. Active Sites Additional Information | Department of Energy

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

    Active Sites Additional Information Active Sites Additional Information Active Sites Additional Information The Office of Environmental Management (EM) supports the Department's Strategic Plan to complete the environmental remediation of legacy and active sites, while protecting human health and the environment by completing environmental remediation of legacy and active Cold War sites. The EM program was established in 1989 and is responsible for the cleanup of millions of gallons of liquid

  6. DOE International Energy Advisors | Department of Energy

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    DOE International Energy Advisors DOE International Energy Advisors Energy is a critical operational requirement and cornerstone of planning and logistics for the Department of Defense (DOD). It is also part of the strategic context in which the Combatant Commands (COCOMs) partner and operate. Since 2006, DOD has been facilitating an interagency environment in the COCOM headquarters. DOE's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability's (OE) Infrastructure Security and Energy

  7. Dr. Ernest Moniz | Department of Energy

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

    Ernest Moniz About Us Dr. Ernest Moniz - Secretary of Energy View a high-resolution photo of Secretary Moniz. Download high-resolution portraits As United States Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz is tasked with implementing critical Department of Energy missions in support of President Obama's goals of growing the economy, enhancing security and protecting the environment. This encompasses advancing the President's all-of-the-above energy strategy, maintaining the nuclear deterrent and

  8. Jobs & Internships | Department of Energy

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

    Jobs & Internships Jobs & Internships Jobs & Internships Our Pledge We at the Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management pledge to make every effort to seek out, employ, develop and retain the most talented, diverse and inclusive workforce possible. We understand that by having a diverse and inclusive workforce we strengthen our organization and increase our ability to adapt to change. We pledge to continue to strive toward creating and sustaining a work environment

  9. Katrina D. Lee | Department of Energy

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

    Katrina D. Lee About Us Katrina D. Lee - Administrative Support Specialist Katrina D. Lee Katrina Lee is an Administrative Support Specialist with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. Ms. Lee has been with OSDBU since April 2012. She previously served as the secretary for the Office of Transportation and Packaging, within the Office of Environment Management. Katrina is also an Air Force Veteran having served two tours in Misawa Japan and ending

  10. About LM (LM-1) | Department of Energy

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

    LM (LM-1) About LM (LM-1) The Office of Legacy Management (LM), reporting directly to the Under Secretary for Management and Performance, manages the Department's legacy responsibilities resulting from the nuclear weapons program. The mission of the Office is to protect human health and the environment through effective and efficient long-term surveillance and maintenance; to preserve and protect legacy records and information; to support an effective and efficient workforce structured to

  11. Integrated Safety Management (ISM) | Department of Energy

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

    Integrated Safety Management (ISM) Integrated Safety Management (ISM) The objective of ISM is to perform work in a safe and environmentally sound manner. More specifically, as described in DOE P 450.4, Safety Management System Policy: "The Department and Contractors must systematically integrate safety into management and work practices at all levels so that missions are accomplished while protecting the public, the worker, and the environment. This is to be accomplished through effective

  12. Robert M. Lingan | Department of Energy

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

    Robert M. Lingan About Us Robert M. Lingan - Director, Office of Corporate Security Strategy, Analysis and Special Operations Robert M. Lingan Robert Lingan is the Director of the Office of Corporate Security Strategy, Analysis and Special Operations within the Office of the Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security (AU). Mr. Lingan is charged with the conduct of specialized security studies and identifying and developing Department-wide solutions to security

  13. Standard Contracts Team | Department of Energy

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

    Standard Contracts Team Standard Contracts Team The Standard Contracts Team has responsibility to: Act as Federal contracting officer for contracts with the nuclear power utilities; Evaluate materials related to the on-going Applications for Allowable and Reasonable Costs (claims) pursuant to settlement agreements; Support proposed settlement discussions and litigation preparation and court proceedings for the Deputy General Counsel for Environment and Nuclear Programs and Department of Justice;

  14. Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health

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

    Programs at the Savannah River Operations Office and Savannah River Site, January 2010 | Department of Energy Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Savannah River Operations Office and Savannah River Site, January 2010 Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Savannah River Operations Office and Savannah River Site, January 2010 January 2010 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the

  15. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGYCONTRACT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT | Department...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGYCONTRACT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGYCONTRACT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CONTRACT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT PDF icon U.S. ...

  16. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGYCONTRACT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT | Department...

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

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGYCONTRACT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGYCONTRACT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CONTRACT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT PDF icon...

  17. Alexis Powers | Department of Energy

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

    Air-source heat pumps transfer heat between the inside of a building and the outside air. How Air-Source Heat Pumps Work This diagram of a split-system heat pump heating cycle shows refrigerant circulating through a closed loop that passes through the wall of a house. Inside the house the refrigerant winds through indoor coils, with a fan blowing across them, and outside the house is another fan and another set of coils, the outdoor coils. A compressor is between the coils on one half of the

  18. Energy Department Welcomes Department of Transportation as New Workplace

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

    Charging Challenge Partner | Department of Energy Welcomes Department of Transportation as New Workplace Charging Challenge Partner Energy Department Welcomes Department of Transportation as New Workplace Charging Challenge Partner November 17, 2015 - 11:28am Addthis Today, the Energy Department is welcoming the Department of Transportation (DOT) as a partner in its Workplace Charging Challenge, which aims to make workplace charging for plug-in electric vehicles available to employees across

  19. Databases | Department of Energy

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

    Databases Databases CORPORATE REPORTING AND SAFETY PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS chart The Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EHSS) manages corporate reporting databases and provides analysis of DOE-wide performance in protecting the public, the workers and the environment while performing the missions of DOE. EHSS manages a number of viable safety indicators applicable to most DOE contractor operations that provide Departmental leadership, line management, and stakeholders with timely

  20. Department of Energy Response to Hurricane Katrina | Department...

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

    PDF icon Department of Energy Response to Hurricane Katrina More Documents & Publications Fact Sheet Department of Energy Response to Hurricane Katrina PRICE GOUGING PRICE GOUGING

  1. U.S. Department of Energy Booth Education Sessions | Department...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    U.S. Department of Energy Booth Education Sessions U.S. Department of Energy Booth Education Sessions PDF icon Detailed Agenda More Documents & Publications SSL TECHNOLOGY...

  2. Computing environment logbook

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Osbourn, Gordon C; Bouchard, Ann M

    2012-09-18

    A computing environment logbook logs events occurring within a computing environment. The events are displayed as a history of past events within the logbook of the computing environment. The logbook provides search functionality to search through the history of past events to find one or more selected past events, and further, enables an undo of the one or more selected past events.

  3. Characterizing Indoor Airflow and Pollutant Transport using Simulation Modeling for Prototypical Buildings. I. Office Buildings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Sohn, M.D.; Daisey, J.M.; Feustel, H.E.

    1999-06-01

    This paper describes the first efforts at developing a set of prototypical buildings defined to capture the key features affecting airflow and pollutant transport in buildings. These buildings will be used to model airflow and pollutant transport for emergency response scenarios when limited site-specific information is available and immediate decisions must be made, and to better understand key features of buildings controlling occupant exposures to indoor pollutant sources. This paper presents an example of this approach for a prototypical intermediate-sized, open style, commercial building. Interzonal transport due to a short-term source release, e.g., accidental chemical spill, in the bottom and the upper floors is predicted and corresponding HVAC system operation effects and potential responses are considered. Three-hour average exposure estimates are used to compare effects of source location and HVAC operation.

  4. Technology Solutions Case Study: Ventilation System Effectiveness and Tested Indoor Air Quality Impacts

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    A. Rudd and D. Bergey

    2015-08-01

    Ventilation system effectiveness testing was conducted at two unoccupied, single-family, detached lab homes at the University of Texas - Tyler. Five ventilation system tests were conducted with various whole-building ventilation systems. Multizone fan pressurization testing characterized building and zone enclosure leakage. PFT testing showed multizone air change rates and interzonal airflow filtration. Indoor air recirculation by a central air distribution system can help improve the exhaust ventilation system by way of air mixing and filtration. In contrast, the supply and balanced ventilation systems showed that there is a significant benefit to drawing outside air from a known outside location, and filtering and distributing that air. Compared to the Exhaust systems, the CFIS and ERV systems showed better ventilation air distribution and lower concentrations of particulates, formaldehyde and other VOCs.

  5. EERE News | Department of Energy

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

    January 30, 2013 Energy Department Announces New SunShot Projects to Harness the Power of Big Data As part of the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative, the Department announced...

  6. Appeals | Department of Energy

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

    Appeals Appeals stars-932873_960_720.jpg The Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552, and the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552a, contain the principles under which executive agencies make information accessible to the public while also protecting privacy rights. The Department of Energy's FOIA and Privacy Act regulations, 10 C.F.R. Parts 1004 and 1008, respectively, state that individuals may request information from the Department of Energy (and in some instances make corrections to that

  7. Fossil | Department of Energy

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

    Fossil Fossil For the first time since 1995, U.S. oil production has surpassed imports. Explore the trend with our <a href="node/770751">interactive chart</a>. | Graphic by Daniel Wood, Energy Department. For the first time since 1995, U.S. oil production has surpassed imports. Explore the trend with our interactive chart. | Graphic by Daniel Wood, Energy Department. Fossil energy sources, including oil, coal and natural gas, are non-renewable resources that formed when

  8. Graphics | Department of Energy

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    Graphics Graphics The Visual Media Department consists of a team of graphic artists, photographers and visual librarians working together to provide a wide variety of visual media for the Department of Energy. Graphics Offices Forrestal: Room BH-071, (202) 586-2732 Germantown: Room E-065, (301) 903-5165 Graphics@hq.doe.gov If you have need of our services and you are located at either of the Forrestal Building or Germantown complexes, submit a completed Request for Print, Mail and Visual Media

  9. Public Affairs Department

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

    Public Access Policy and Communications Public Access Policy and Communications 7/24/14 Department of Energy Public Access Plan DOE Public Access Plan 2/22/13 White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Memorandum Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research DOE Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP) News Releases 8/4/14 DOE News Release U.S. Department of Energy Increases Access to Results of DOE-Funded Scientific Research Blogs 4/20/15 OSTIblog

  10. U | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    8 Annual FOIA Report I. Basic Information Regarding Report. A. Kevin T. Hagerty, Director Office of Information Resources, MA-90 U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 202-586-5955 Sheila Jeter, FOIA/Privacy Act Specialist Alexander Morris, FOIA Officer FOIA/Privacy Act Office, MA-90 Office of Information Resources U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 202-586-5955 B. An electronic copy of the Freedom of Information Act

  11. Safety | Department of Energy

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

    Safety Safety The Office of Environmental Management has lower rates of TRCs and DART cases over the past 12 quarters than the Department of Energy as a whole. EM’s trend line also shows that it has lower rates than industries that perform similar work, such as the construction and waste management and remediation service sectors. The Office of Environmental Management has lower rates of TRCs and DART cases over the past 12 quarters than the Department of Energy as a whole. EM's trend line

  12. asdfadfasfd | Department of Energy

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

    Department of Energy PDF icon Harsh Materials Workshop -Agenda (UPDATED).pdf More Documents & Publications Agenda for the December 15-16, 2015 - Technical Exchange Meeting - Richland, Washington 2011 Workshop Agenda_Ver_21.xlsx 2011 Workshop Agenda_Ver_21.xlsx Industry | Department of Energy

    2:30PM to 8:00PM PDT Huntington Every solar installation involves professional designers, installers and laborers. But what about other industries and professionals who affect the success the

  13. News | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Available | Department of Energy 2010 UMTRCA Title I and Title II Disposal Sites Reports Available News Release: 2010 UMTRCA Title I and Title II Disposal Sites Reports Available February 23, 2011 - 9:51am Addthis News Contact: DOE, Rich Bush, UMTRCA Program Lead (970) 248-6073 Contractor, Bob Darr, S.M. Stoller Corporation Public Affairs (720) 377-9672 Grand Junction, Colo. - The U.S. Department of Energy announces the availability of the 2010 Annual Site Inspection and Monitoring Report

  14. Energy News | Department of Energy

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

    2015 Energy Department Announces Six Clean Energy Projects through Partnership with Israel U.S. Department of Energy and Israel's Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and...

  15. Glenn Podonsky | Department of Energy

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

    ... Podonsky's office managed the Department's Accident Investigation program. Prior to joining the Department of Energy in 1984, Mr. Podonsky served as a nuclear materials inspector ...

  16. Executive Secretariat | Department of Energy

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

    The Office of the Executive Secretariat manages the Department's top-level written ... Every communication that leaves DOE is an opportunity to promote this Department's and ...

  17. Energy News | Department of Energy

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

    January 30, 2015 Energy Department Sells Historic Teapot Dome Oilfield Today, the Energy Department finalized the sale of the historic Teapot Dome Oilfield located 35 miles north...

  18. Slide 1 | Department of Energy

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

    Capstone Workshop Portfolio Department of Energy Quadrennial Technology Review Clean Electricity Workshop Department of Energy Quadrennial Technology Review Grid Modernization Workshop

  19. Energy Blog | Department of Energy

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

    RSS October 3, 2014 Saluting Daniel Poneman's Service to the Department of Energy The Energy Department is saying farewell to Daniel Poneman, the longest-serving Deputy Secretary...

  20. Overseas Assignments | Department of Energy

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

    March 8, 2011 Overseas Corps Training Manual Purpose of Training Program under this Agreement - The Department of Energy provides workforce resources to support the Department's ...

  1. Recovery Act | Department of Energy

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

    With the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), the Department of Energy (Department) will have new responsibilities and receive ...

  2. Contacts | Department of Energy

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

    Contacts Contacts For information about Solid-State Lighting, contact James Brodrick Lighting Program Manager Building Technologies Office U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 1-202-586-5000 Solid-State Lighting Home About the Solid-State Lighting Program Research & Development

  3. Mission | Department of Energy

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

    Mission Mission Develop and implement innovative HCM business solutions relating to corporate recruiting, organizational and workforce development, workforce and succession planning, talent capacity, and diversity outreach. Functions Directing the activities of the Corporate Outreach and Recruitment Council (with representatives from across the Department including NNSA, the Power Marketing Administrations, and the National Labs); including enhancing entry-level and mid to senior level hiring

  4. Department Seal and Flag

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

    1992-05-18

    This directive sets forth the policy governing the use of the official seal and distinguishing flag of the Department of Energy (DOE) as described in Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1002. Cancels DOE O 10002.A dated 1-8-90.

  5. Guidance | Department of Energy

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

    Guidance Guidance NEPA Guidance by Agency Council on Environmental Quality Department of Energy Environmental Protection Agency Other NEPA Guidance and Reports NEPA Guidance by Topic Analysis of Environmental Impacts Categorical Exclusions Cooperating Agencies Cumulative Impacts Document Preparation DOE-Wide NEPA Contracting Emergencies and Emergency Actions Environmental Justice General Guidance on NEPA NEPA History NEPA Implementation NEPA and Other Laws NEPA Policy Public Participation

  6. Honoring Energy Department Vets

    ScienceCinema (OSTI)

    Chu, Steven; Majors, Alvan; Underwood, David;

    2013-05-29

    Veterans from the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and the National Guard who work at the Department of Energy met Wednesday with Secretary Steven Chu, who hosted more than a dozen former service members to thank them for their continued service to America.

  7. Hearing Before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee |

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

    Department of Energy Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Hearing Before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee PDF icon 02-24-16_SEPW_Gruenspecht More Documents & Publications Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power - Committee on Energy and Commerce Market Drivers for Biofuels Drop In Fuels: Where the Road Leads

  8. Department of Energy Corporate Overview - 2012 | Department of Energy

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

    Corporate Overview - 2012 Department of Energy Corporate Overview - 2012 This book provides an overview of the Department of Energy (DOE). The opening sections describe the mission areas, organizational structure and upcoming critical issues of the Department, followed by brief descriptions of DOE's goals and programs. Later sections provide overviews of the Department's budget, staffing, contract management, project management, Congressional jurisdiction, Government Accountability Office (GAO)

  9. Department of Energy FY 2010 OMB Scorecard | Department of Energy

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

    0 OMB Scorecard Department of Energy FY 2010 OMB Scorecard Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Scorecard reporting Department of Energy sustainability achievements for fiscal year (FY) 2010. PDF icon 2010_doescorecard.pdf More Documents & Publications Department of Energy FY 2011 OMB Scorecard Department of Energy FY 2012 OMB Scorecard 2013

  10. Department of Energy (DOE) Webinar Transcript | Department of Energy

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

    (DOE) Webinar Transcript Department of Energy (DOE) Webinar Transcript PDF icon Department of Energy (DOE) Webinar Transcript More Documents & Publications Welcome to the Department of Energy&#8217;s Recovery Act webinar on reporting in to federalreporting Department of Energy (DOE) Webinar Transcript Registration Overview for OMB Section 1512 Reporting for DOE Prime Recipients

  11. Department of Energy Asset Management Plan | Department of Energy

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

    Department of Energy Asset Management Plan Department of Energy Asset Management Plan The Department of Energy Asset Management Plan (2015) provides an integrating strategy for supporting the management and performance goals in the Department's Strategic Plan; fulfilling Federal requirements governing the acquisition, management, and disposal of property; and conducting activities in a manner that provides the best value for the American taxpayers. The guiding principles ensure the Department's

  12. Preservation of Department of Energy Federal Records | Department of Energy

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

    Preservation of Department of Energy Federal Records Preservation of Department of Energy Federal Records The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requires each agency to remind senior officials annually of their responsibility to preserve information assets, such as the Department's records PDF icon Preservation of Department of Energy Federal Records More Documents & Publications Microsoft Word - Brochure_Senior Officials.doc Procedures for Departing Employees Procedures for

  13. Indiana Department of Homeland Security - NNPP Exercise | Department of

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Department of Energy Special Study, Department of Energy - August 2003 Independent Oversight Special Study, Department of Energy - August 2003 August 2003 Special Study of the Department of Energy's Management of Suspect/Counterfeit Items This report provides the results of a special study of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) management of suspect/counterfeit items. The study was conducted from May through August 2003 by the DOE Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance

  14. Gregory H. Friedman: Before the Subcommittee on Environment and the

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

    Economyof the Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives | Department of Energy Environment and the Economyof the Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives Gregory H. Friedman: Before the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economyof the Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives June 1, 2011 Before the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economyof the Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives Statement of

  15. U.S. Department of Energy Launches Real World Design Challenge | Department

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

    of Energy Real World Design Challenge U.S. Department of Energy Launches Real World Design Challenge October 20, 2008 - 4:14pm Addthis Goal of New Competition Is to Inspire High School Students to Study Engineering WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched the Real World Design Challenge (RWDC), a new annual competition that provides high school students with the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a collaborative environment. The purpose of

  16. Department of Energy - Environmental Management

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    (DOE) Webinar Transcript Department of Energy (DOE) Webinar Transcript PDF icon Department of Energy (DOE) Webinar Transcript More Documents & Publications Welcome to the Department of Energy&#8217;s Recovery Act webinar on reporting in to federalreporting Department of Energy (DOE) Webinar Transcript Registration Overview for OMB Section 1512 Reporting for DOE Prime Recipients

  17. Modules Software Environment

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

    Environment » Modules Environment Modules Software Environment NERSC uses the module utility to manage nearly all software. There are two huge advantages of the module approach: NERSC can provide many different versions and/or installations of a single software package on a given machine, including a default version as well as several older and newer versions; and Users can easily switch to different versions or installations without having to explicitly specify different paths. With modules,

  18. STAR Test Environment

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

    STAR Test Environment STAR Test Environment These instructions describe how to set up the STAR environment independent of the production environment in order to test different installations in $OPTSTAR and $GROUP_DIR. If you want to modify those installations you will need access to the starofl account. Bypass STAR envionment login Edit your ~/.pdsf_setup file changing the STAR_LINUX_SETUP to "use_none" and start a new session. You should not see all the STAR environmental variables

  19. Extreme Environments (EFree) Center

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

    Extreme Environments (EFree ) Center LLNL Co-PI: Jonathon Crowhurst e-mail bio Novel materials for energy applications Ultrafast reflectivity measurements under high pressure...

  20. XML Engineering Environment

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

    2006-07-27

    The XML Engineering Environment is a reconfigurable software system that allows users to translate, enhance and route data from sources to sinks.

  1. Built Environment Energy Analysis Tool Overview (Presentation)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Porter, C.

    2013-04-01

    This presentation provides an overview of the Built Environment Energy Analysis Tool, which is designed to assess impacts of future land use/built environment patterns on transportation-related energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The tool can be used to evaluate a range of population distribution and urban design scenarios for 2030 and 2050. This tool was produced as part of the Transportation Energy Futures (TEF) project, a Department of Energy-sponsored multi-agency project initiated to pinpoint underexplored strategies for abating GHGs and reducing petroleum dependence related to transportation.

  2. Bioenergy | Department of Energy

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

    Bioenergy Bioenergy EERE leads U.S. researchers and other partners in making transportation cleaner and more efficient through solutions that put electric drive vehicles on the road and replace oil with clean domestic fuels. EERE leads U.S. researchers and other partners in making transportation cleaner and more efficient through solutions that put electric drive vehicles on the road and replace oil with clean domestic fuels. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funds research, development, and

  3. Competitions | Department of Energy

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

    Home » Competitions Competitions Geothermal Design Challenge 2016 Geothermal Design Challenge 2016 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office, in partnership with the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) and the Idaho National Lab (INL), invites both high school and university (undergraduate & graduate) teams to explore the future of geothermal energy and literally draw the heat beneath your feet. Read more Wave Energy Prize Wave Energy Prize The Wave Energy

  4. AST | Department of Energy

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

    AST AST OSDBU is proud to present this success story video that Allegheny Science and Technology created to showcase the support they provide to the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Below is more information on this successful small business and a link to their website. Allegheny Science & Technology Corporation (AST) is an 8(a) SBA certified, small economically disadvantaged, women-owned management and technology solutions company focused on the

  5. Contacts | Department of Energy

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

    Contacts Contacts Contact Information Below you will find contact information related to FORGE: FORGE For questions about current FORGE activity, please contact: FORGECommunications@ee.doe.gov For questions about the FORGE FOA, please contact: de-foa-0000890-forge@netl.doe.gov Geothermal Office U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 geothermal@ee.doe.gov 202-287-1818 FORGE Team Principal Investigators Idaho National Laboratory -

  6. Auditor | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    9 Audit Report: OAS-M-14-09 August 15, 2014 Office of Science's Management of Research Misconduct Allegations To protect the integrity of Federally-funded research, and preserve public trust and confidence, the Department in June 2005, published its interim final Policy on Research Misconduct in the Federal Register. Research misconduct is the fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results. There are three basic steps

  7. Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Department of Energy No. AL 2016-004 Acquisition Regulation Date 03/16/2016 ACQUISITION LETTER This Acquisition Letter is issued under the authority of the DOE and NNSA Senior Procurement Executives. Acquisition Letters (AL) that remain in effect are identified below. All other previously issued ALs have been superseded by a formal rule-making, incorporated into other guidance, and/or canceled as indicated. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ACQUISITION LETTERS REMAINING IN EFFECT * * * * * * * * *

  8. Commercialization | Department of Energy

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

    Commercialization Commercialization <a href="http://energy.gov/node/307033/">See an example of these steps in the commercialization process of Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries</a>. See an example of these steps in the commercialization process of Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries. Commercialization is the process by which technologies and innovations developed in the lab make their way to market. By licensing patents or using Energy Department facilities, researchers from the

  9. Forms | Department of Energy

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

    Forms Forms Computer Keyboard Keyboard DOE Forms DOE's forms are developed within the Department and approved by the DOE Forms Manager. The forms provided (below) are designed to serve the needs of two (or more) DOE Headquarters or field organizations. (You must have Adobe Acrobat(R) Reader to view and print the below files. Fillable forms are identified by the "fillable" icon, and require the full version of Adobe Acrobat software.) Forms by Subject Forms by Number Management &

  10. Investigations | Department of Energy

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

    Investigations Investigations Investigations The Office of Investigations performs investigations into allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse in programs and operations of the Department, NNSA and FERC. Priority is given to investigations of suspected violations of criminal and civil statutes, as well as serious administrative misconduct. Particular focus is placed on the prevention and detection of contract and grant fraud; environmental, health and safety violations; computer crimes; and

  11. Leadership | Department of Energy

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

    Leadership Leadership Ingrid Ann Christner Kolb Photo of Ingrid Kolb Director, Office of Management Ingrid Kolb was appointed Director of the Office of Management on December 1, 2005. As the Director she leads an organization comprised of nearly 260 employees with a budget of $55 million. The Office of Management (MA) is the Department of Energy's central management organization providing leadership in such mission critical areas as project and acquisition management. MA also provides direction

  12. Loans | Department of Energy

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

    Economy » Funding Opportunities » Loans Loans February 1, 2016 Energy Secretary Moniz at the 2016 Washington Auto Show August 24, 2015 President Obama Announces More Than a Billion Dollars in Energy Department Initiatives to Advance Innovative Clean Energy Technologies LPO and ARPA-E Initiatives Support America's Growing Low-Carbon Economy and Combat Climate Change September 11, 2014 DOE Offers Conditional Commitment to Cape Wind Offshore Wind Generation Project DOE recently announced the

  13. Mission | Department of Energy

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

    Mission Mission The mission of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is to enable the Department of Energy's urgent missions in energy, science and nuclear security through the power of information and technology in a manner that balances risk with required outcomes in programs that span from open science to national security. OCIO Strategic Plan Vision, Leadership and Commitment...Enabling the Future through Technology and Information

  14. Mission | Department of Energy

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

    Mission Mission The Office of Economic Impact and Diversity develops and executes Department-wide policies to implement applicable legislation and Executive Orders that strengthen diversity and inclusion goals affecting equal employment opportunities, small and disadvantaged businesses, minority educational institutions, and historically under-represented communities. Our mission is to identify and implement ways of ensuring that everyone is afforded an opportunity to participate fully in the

  15. Mission | Department of Energy

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    Mission Mission The Mission of the Office of Management is to provide the Department of Energy with centralized direction and oversight for the full range of management, procurement and administrative services. Project Management Project Management Awardees The Office of Management's activities include project and contract management, cost estimating, and policy development and oversight, One of the principal outcomes in exercising this responsibility is the delivery of projects on schedule,

  16. Mission | Department of Energy

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    About Energy.gov » Mission Mission The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America's security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. Energy Catalyze the timely, material, and efficient transformation of the nation's energy system and secure U.S. leadership in clean energy technologies. Learn more Topics Energy Economy Energy Efficiency Energy Sources Energy Usage Science & Innovation

  17. Nuclear | Department of Energy

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    Nuclear Nuclear Radioisotope Power Systems, a strong partnership between the Energy Department's Office of Nuclear Energy and NASA, has been providing the energy for deep space exploration. Nuclear power is the use of sustained nuclear fission to generate heat and electricity. Nuclear power plants provide about 6 percent of the world's energy and 13-14 percent of the world's electricity. Featured Moving Forward to Address Nuclear Waste Storage and Disposal Three trucks transport nuclear waste

  18. Organization | Department of Energy

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    Organization Organization View Office of Management Organization Chart in PDF format. Office of Resource Management and Planning The Office of Resource Management and Planning provides the leadership and centralized management and direction of the Office of Management (MA) planning, budgeting, financial, human resources, and program execution processes; ensures that these processes are effective, and fully integrated and consistent with the Department-wide processes and requirements.

  19. Physics | Department of Energy

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    Physics Physics On January 13, 2012, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory senior scientist Dr. Saul Perlmutter spoke with Energy Department staff about his research that earned him a 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. Featured Dark Energy Cam: Fermilab Expands Understanding of Expanding Universe Researchers at Fermi National Lab team stand beside the 570-megapixels, five-ton Dark Energy camera, which will be capable of measuring the expansion of the universe - and developing better models about how

  20. Printing | Department of Energy

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    Printing Printing The Printing Team is the liaison between the U.S. Government Printing Office and the Department of Energy. It consists of an expert group of printing specialists who offer a full range of services from assistance in developing your printing requirements to the final printing, distribution and mailing of products. The printed products range from black and white to full color items. These Services are available through the Working Capital Fund. The Printing Office produces a

  1. Resources | Department of Energy

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    Resources Resources About one in every three federal employees is a military Veteran. At the Department of Energy, 21 percent of our workforce is made up of preference veterans. Veterans, their spouses, and dependent children are eligible for a variety of benefits provided by the Federal government. Some of these benefits are connected with service disabilities; others depend on amount of time served and in what capacity. Regardless, any Veteran seeking employment with a Federal agency should be

  2. Services | Department of Energy

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    Services Services Office of Inspector General Hotline: The Office of Inspector General (OIG) maintains a Hotline to facilitate the reporting of allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement in U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs or operations. If you wish to report such allegations, you may call, send a letter, or email the OIG Hotline as identified at the right. Allegations may be reported by DOE employees, DOE contractors, or the general public. The OIG Hotline can intake

  3. Travel | Department of Energy

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    Travel Travel The Office of Travel Management serves as the Department's POC for the following services: Headquarters Travel Management Center (TMC) Official Travel, Domestic and Foreign Foreign Travel Management System (FTMS) Official Travel Regulations and Guidelines U.S. Passports and Visa Services (Official and Diplomatic) Non-Refundable Airfare Guidance International Insurance for DOE Officials (MEDEX) Car Rental Hotel Reservations Travel FAQs For questions about Travel Services or the

  4. Veterans | Department of Energy

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    Veterans Veterans Watch the video to see how other Veterans have transitioned their careers to the Federal government. Veterans Skills are Highly Valued America's Veteran - Valued - Experienced - Trained links to Feds Hire Vets A variety of employment options are available for veterans and their families. Ranging from posted job announcements and opportunities associated with special hiring authorities, to employment programs and internships. The Department of Energy is strongly committed to

  5. Water | Department of Energy

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    Water Water Water America has vast wave, tidal and hydropower resources -- but much of this energy remains untapped. The Energy Department is committed to driving critical research and development efforts to expand electricity generation from these clean energy resources. This includes investments in existing hydropower facilities to equip them with the necessary infrastructure to produce electricity and leading marine and hydrokinetic technology advancements to generate energy from waves,

  6. FINAL TECHNICAL REPORT Department

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    FINAL TECHNICAL REPORT Department of Energy Research Grant DE-FG03-88ER13845 A005 ENERGY CAPTURE AND USE IN PLANTS AND BACTERIA Paul D. Boyer, Principal Investigator University of California, Los Angeles Overall oro_ress _ v The project has centered on elucidation of the mechanism of ATP synthase. The metabolic importance ofATP and thecomplexity oftheATP synthase havemade theproblem particularly important and challenging. Over thepasttwo decades, withDOE and USPHS support, my laboratory hashad

  7. Faucets | Department of Energy

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    Faucets Faucets The Department of Energy (DOE) develops standardized data templates for reporting the results of tests conducted in accordance with current DOE test procedures. Templates may be used by third-party laboratories under contract with DOE that conduct testing in support of ENERGY STAR® verification, DOE rulemakings, and enforcement of the federal energy conservation standards. File Faucets -- v1.1 More Documents & Publications Showerheads Illuminated Exit Signs Commercial

  8. VOGTLE | Department of Energy

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    VOGTLE VOGTLE VOGTLE VOGTLE VOGTLE VOGTLE VOGTLE VOGTLE VOGTLE VOGTLE VOGTLE VOGTLE VOGTLE VOGTLE VOGTLE PROJECT SUMMARY The Department of Energy (DOE) issued $6.5 billion in loan guarantees to Georgia Power Company (GPC) and Oglethorpe Power Corporation (OPC) in February 2014 and $1.8 billion in loan guarantees to Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG Power) in June 2015 to support the construction of Units 3 and 4-the nation's next generation of advanced nuclear reactors-at the Alvin

  9. Lineman | Department of Energy

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    Lineman Lineman Submitted by admin on Sat, 2016-04-16 00:15 Job Summary Organization Name Department Of Energy Agency SubElement Bonneville Power Administration Locations Keizer, Oregon;The Dalles, Oregon;Chehalis, Washington;Grand Coulee, Washington;Kent, Washington;Olympia, Washington;Vancouver, Washington Announcement Number DOE-BPA-16-11789-DE Job Summary There are several Lineman positions available with Bonneville Power Administation in different locations throughout Washington and Oregon.

  10. FORD | Department of Energy

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    FORD FORD FORD FORD FORD FORD FORD FORD FORD FORD FORD FORD FORD FORD FORD PROJECT SUMMARY In September 2009, the Department of Energy issued a $5.9 billion loan to the Ford Motor Company to upgrade 13 facilities in Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New York, and Ohio. The resulting state-of-the-art assembly and manufacturing plants have the enhanced flexibility of producing multiple-platform, fuel-efficient advanced technology vehicles in response to changing market demands and fuel

  11. MESQUITE | Department of Energy

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    MESQUITE MESQUITE MESQUITE MESQUITE MESQUITE MESQUITE MESQUITE MESQUITE MESQUITE PROJECT SUMMARY In September 2011, the Department of Energy issued a $337 million loan guarantee to finance Mesquite, a 170-MW photovoltaic (PV) solar generation project. The project reached full commercial operations in June 2013 and was one of the first utility-scale PV solar projects to begin operating in the United States. TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION The project was one of the first projects to use Advanced Energy's

  12. MOJAVE | Department of Energy

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    MOJAVE MOJAVE MOJAVE MOJAVE MOJAVE MOJAVE MOJAVE MOJAVE MOJAVE MOJAVE MOJAVE MOJAVE MOJAVE MOJAVE MOJAVE PROJECT SUMMARY In September 2011, the Department of Energy issued a $1.2 billion loan guarantee to finance Mojave, a 250-MW parabolic trough concentrating solar power (CSP) plant on previously disturbed agricultural land near Barstow, California. It started commercial operations in December 2014. TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION Mojave uses innovative solar receiver and frame designs to further enhance

  13. NISSAN | Department of Energy

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    NISSAN NISSAN NISSAN NISSAN NISSAN NISSAN NISSAN NISSAN NISSAN NISSAN NISSAN NISSAN NISSAN NISSAN NISSAN PROJECT SUMMARY In January 2010, the Department of Energy issued a $1.45 billion loan facility to Nissan North America to construct one of the largest advanced battery manufacturing plants in the United States, construct an efficient and environmentally-friendly paint plant, and retool its Smyrna, Tennessee manufacturing facility for assembly of the all-electric LEAF vehicle. Nissan also used

  14. Webmaster | Department of Energy

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    Department of Energy Using the New Bioenergy KDF for Data Discovery and Research Webinar: Using the New Bioenergy KDF for Data Discovery and Research Webinar Slides about the new Bioenergy KDF PDF icon october2013_kdf_webinar.pdf More Documents & Publications Office of the Biomass Program Educational Opportunities in Bioenergy Intro Webinar Bioenergy Technologies Office Overview Biomass 2013: Welcome

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  15. About | Department of Energy

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    About About The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) is committed to developing and deploying a portfolio of innovative technologies for clean, domestic power generation. What We Do Photo of Hot Springs. The Geothermal Technologies Office researches, develops, and validates innovative and cost-competitive technologies and tools to locate, access, and develop geothermal resources in the United States. We work in partnership with industry, academia, and DOE's

  16. Classification | Department of Energy

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    Classification Classification PREVENTING THE PROLIFERATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS Since the advent of the nuclear age, the United States has been dedicated to preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons. In order to stop the spread of nuclear weapons-related technology, Congress gave the Atomic Energy Commission (now the Department of Energy [DOE]), authority to control nuclear weapons-related information. This task has gained even greater importance in recent years with an increasing number of

  17. Contacts | Department of Energy

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    Contacts Contacts U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Phone: 202-287-1862 Email: solar@ee.doe.gov Mailing Address: 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC, 20585 Additional information about visiting our offices. EPA Green Power Partnership Phone: 202-343-9859 Email: James Critchfield, GPP Program Manager critchfield.james@epa.gov Mailing address: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Mail Code 6202J Washington, DC 20460

  18. Energy Department Selects Partners...

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    Selects Partners to Bridge Old and New Corn Ethanol Technology Efforts For more information contact: e:mail: Public Affairs Golden, Colo., Feb. 24, 1999 — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced grant recipients in its "Bridge to the Corn Ethanol Industry" initiative which will help connect the established corn ethanol industry and the newer technologies that produce ethanol from agricultural and forest wastes and other types of biomass. Six partnerships totaling $1

  19. The Department of Energy

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    Department of Energy The Collegiate Wind Competition Is Approaching Fast: Meet the Teams The Collegiate Wind Competition Is Approaching Fast: Meet the Teams April 25, 2014 - 10:14am Addthis <strong>UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL</strong> Back row: Isaac Grulon, Dean Kennedy, Erika Sjoberg, Albert Andino, Robert Leboeuf, Gregory Lennartz, Michael Dube. Middle row: David Phung, Jigar Patel, Alexandre Sampaio, Patrick Logan, Jeffrey Chung, Peter Jones. Front row: Parth Patel,

  20. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Training

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    Privacy Awareness Training The Privacy Act & Safeguarding Personally Identifiable Information (PII) 2 Purpose This training is designed to address the importance of privacy, and to ensure that DOE employees are aware of the vital role they play in safeguarding privacy and protecting Personally Identifiable Information (PII). 3 Privacy & PII is a Special Area of Interest at DOE Recent breaches of PII across the government, including some at the Department of Energy, were well publicized,