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Evaluation of Low-E Storm Windows in the PNNL Lab Homes  

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This study examines the performance of exterior and interior low-e storm panels with a controlled whole home experimental design using PNNL's Lab Homes. Summing the estimated annual average heating and cooling savings, the installation of low-e storm panels resulted in approximately 10% annual energy savings. The results of the experiment will be used to determine and validate performance of low-e storm windows over double pane clear glass windows in a whole home setting.

Knox, Jake R.; Widder, Sarah H.

2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 9.4 High Performance Buildings  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

4 4 Case Study, The Philip Merrill Environmental Center, Annapolis, Maryland (Office) Building Design Floor Area: 31,000 SF Floors: 2 Footprint: 220 ft. x (1) 2 Floors of open office space Attached pavilion containing: Meeting space Kitchen Staff dining Conference room Shell Windows U-Factor SHGC (2) Type: Double Pane, Low-e, Argon Filled Insulating Glass 0.244 0.41 Wall/Roof Material Effective R-Value Interior Wall plywood, gypsum, SIP foam, and sheathing 28.0 Exterior Wall gypsum and insulated metal framing 9.3 Roof plywood, gypsum, SIP foam, and sheathing 38.0 HVAC 18 ground source heat pumps fin and tube radiators connected to a propane boiler 1 air condtioning unit Lighting Power Densities (W/SF) First Floor: 1.2 Second Floor: 1.6 Conference Room: 1.4 Energy/Power PV System: 4.2 kW thin-film system

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CX-003257: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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

7: Categorical Exclusion Determination 7: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-003257: Categorical Exclusion Determination Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant - Shawnee County Health Agency Retrofits CX(s) Applied: A1, B2.5, B5.1 Date: 07/26/2010 Location(s): Shawnee County, Kansas Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. Shawnee County Health Agency, 1615 Southeast 8th Street. Proposes to replace all the windows and exterior glass doors in the Health Agency building with energy efficient, double pane glass, low-e argon filled windows and doors that will reduce the energy consumption in the building conservatively 25% to 35%. DOCUMENT(S) AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD CX-003257.pdf More Documents & Publications CX-004974: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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

B2.5 Safety and environmental improvements of a facility, replacement/upgrade of facility components B2.5 Safety and environmental improvements of a facility, replacement/upgrade of facility components Shawnee County Health Agency, 1615 SE 8th Street. Proposes to replace all the windows and exterior glass doors in the Health Agency building with energy efficient, double pane glass, low-e argon filled windows and doors that will reduce the energy consumption in the building conservatively 25% to 35% EERE-RW/EECBG EECBG - Shawnee County Health Agency Retrofits Shawnee County Kansas Jul 26, 2010 Print Form for Records Submit to Website Submit via Email Lawrence Wiggins Digitally signed by Lawrence Wiggins DN: cn=Lawrence Wiggins, o=EES, ou, email=Lawrence.Wiggins@hq.doe.gov, c=US Date: 2010.08.02 15:29:04 -04'00' X- A1 - Routine administrative/financial/personnel actions

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High Reliability R-10 Windows Using Vacuum Insulating Glass Units  

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The objective of this effort was for EverSealed Windows (EverSealed or ESW) to design, assemble, thermally and environmentally test and demonstrate a Vacuum Insulating Glass Unit (VIGU or VIG) that would enable a whole window to meet or exceed the an R-10 insulating value (U-factor ? 0.1). To produce a VIGU that could withstand any North American environment, ESW believed it needed to design, produce and use a flexible edge seal system. This is because a rigid edge seal, used by all other know VIG producers and developers, limits the size and/or thermal environment of the VIG to where the unit is not practical for typical IG sizes and cannot withstand severe outdoor environments. The rigid-sealed VIGs use would be limited to mild climates where it would not have a reasonable economic payback when compared to traditional double-pane or triple-pane IGs. ESWs goals, in addition to achieving a sufficiently high R-value to enable a whole window to achieve R-10, included creating a VIG design that could be produced for a cost equal to or lower than a traditional triple-pane IG (low-e, argon filled). ESW achieved these goals. EverSealed produced, tested and demonstrated a flexible edge-seal VIG that had an R-13 insulating value and the edge-seal system durability to operate reliably for at least 40 years in the harshest climates of North America.

Stark, David

2012-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Evaluation of Low-E Storm Windows  

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Field Evaluation of Low-E Storm Windows Field Evaluation of Low-E Storm Windows Title Field Evaluation of Low-E Storm Windows Publication Type Conference Paper LBNL Report Number LBNL-1940E Year of Publication 2007 Authors S. Craig Drumheller, Christian Kohler, and Stefanie Minen Conference Name Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings X International Conference Volume 277 Date Published 12/2007 Conference Location Clearwater Beach, FL Abstract A field evaluation comparing the performance of low emittance (low-e) storm windows with both standard clear storm windows and no storm windows was performed in a cold climate. Six homes with single pane windows were monitored over the period of one heating season. The homes were monitored with no storm windows and with new storm windows. The storm windows installed on four of the six homes included a hard coat, pyrolitic, low-e coating while the storm windows for the other two homes had traditional clear glass. Overall heating load reduction due to the storm windows was 13% with the clear glass and 21% with the low-e windows. Simple paybacks for the addition of the storm windows were 10 years for the clear glass and 4.5 years for the low-e storm windows.

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 9.4 High Performance Buildings  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

1 1 Case Study, The Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio (Education) Building Design Floor Area: Floors: 2 Footprint: 3 Classrooms (1) 1 Conference Room 1 Adminstration Office Auditorium, 100 seats 6 Small Offices Atrium Wastewater Treatment Facility Shell Windows Material: Green Tint Triple Pane Argon Fill Insulating Glass Grey Tint Double Pane Argon Fill Insulating Glass Fenestration(square feet) Window Wall (2) window/wall l Atrium, Triple Pane (3) Building, Double Pane North 1,675 4,372 38% l U-Factor 0.34 U-Factor 0.46 South 2,553 4,498 58% l SHGC 0.26 SHGC 0.46 East 1,084 2,371 46% l West 350 2,512 14% l Overall 6,063 43% l Wall/Roof Main Material R-Value Wall : Face Brink 19 Roof: Steel/Stone Ballast 30 HVAC COP(4) Offices/Classrooms: Individual GSHPs (5) 3.9-4.6

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Test for Modeling Windows in DOE 2.1E for Comparing the Window Library with the Shading Coefficient Method for a Single-Family Residence in Texas  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. The window simulation tests are performed using single-pane, double-pane, and low-e glass on two standard DOE 2.1E single-family house models: 1) the model which has the R-value for wall, roof and floor according to 2000 IECC (Quick Wall), and 2) the model...

Kim, S.; Haberl, J. S.

2008-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - LBNL Low E Storm-Drumheller.doc  

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

1940E 1940E Field Evaluation of Low-E Storm Windows S.C. Drumheller NAHB Research Center C. Kohler Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory S. Minen Utilivate Technologies 2007 Presented at the Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings X International Conference, Clearwater Beach, FL December 2-7, 2007 and published in the Proceedings DISCLAIMER This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of California, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information,

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Storm Windows (Even with a Low-E Coating!) | Department of Energy  

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

Storm Windows (Even with a Low-E Coating!) Storm Windows (Even with a Low-E Coating!) Storm Windows (Even with a Low-E Coating!) November 11, 2008 - 3:45pm Addthis John Lippert Earlier I wrote about purchasing energy-efficient windows. Jen followed up with an excellent blog on improving your existing windows, which mentioned low-e films. One fairly well-kept secret-low-emissivity (low-e) storm windows-lies somewhere between these two options. They aren't the simple, low-cost, do-it-yourself option that Jen spoke of. But they are a less expensive option than the replacement windows I wrote about. I'm an avid reader and subscriber to the Environmental Building News newsletter. Alex Wilson, the newsletter founder and Executive Editor, wrote an article entitled "Should I replace my windows?" in the Brattleboro

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Savings Project: Install Exterior Storm Windows With Low-E Coating...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

with an ultra-thin, virtually invisible layer of metal, low-e windows reflect infrared heat back into the home. This coating improves the window's insulation ability, in turn...

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 9.4 High Performance Buildings  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

5 5 Case Study, The Thermal Test Facility, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado (Office/Laboratory) Building Design Floor Area: 10,000 SF Floors(1): 2 Aspect Ratio: 1.75 Offices Laboratories Conference Room Mechanical Level Shell Windows Material U-factor SHGC(2) Viewing Windows: Double Pane, Grey Tint, Low-e 0.42 0.44 Clerestory Windows: Double Pane, Clear, Low-e 0.45 0.65 Window Area(SF) North 38 South(3) 1,134 East 56 West 56 Wall/Roof Material Effective R-Value North Wall Concrete Slab/Rigid Polystyrene 5.0 South/East/West Steel Studs/Batt Insulation/Concrete 23.0 Roof: Built-up/Polyisocianurate Covering/Steel Supports 23.0 HVAC VAV air handling unit Hot water supply paralell VAV boxes Direct and Indirect evaporative cooling system Single zone roof top unit(4) Hot Water Coil(4)

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Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: Low-e Storms: The Next "Big Thing" in Window Retrofits  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Low-e Storms: The Next Big Thing in Window RetrofitsOfficial Webinar Transcript (September 9, 2014)

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Database of Low-e Storm Window Energy Performance across U.S. Climate Zones  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This is an update of a report that describes process, assumptions, and modeling results produced Create a Database of U.S. Climate-Based Analysis for Low-E Storm Windows. The scope of the overall effort is to develop a database of energy savings and cost effectiveness of low-E storm windows in residential homes across a broad range of U.S. climates using the National Energy Audit Tool (NEAT) and RESFEN model calculations. This report includes a summary of the results, NEAT and RESFEN background, methodology, and input assumptions, and an appendix with detailed results and assumptions by cliamte zone.

Culp, Thomas D.; Cort, Katherine A.

2014-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 9.4 High Performance Buildings  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

3 3 Case Study, The Visitor Center at Zion National Park, Utah (Service/Retail/Office) Building Design Vistors Center (1): 8,800 SF Comfort Station (2): 2,756 SF Fee Station: 170 SF Shell Windows Type U-Factor SHGC (3) South/East Glass Double Pane Insulating Glass, Low-e, Aluminum Frames, Thermally Broken 0.44 0.44 North/West Glass Double Pane Insulating Glass, Heat Mirror, Aluminum Frames, Thermally Broken 0.37 0.37 Window/Wall Ratio: 28% Wall/Roof Materials Effective R-Value Trombe Walls: Low-iron Patterned Trombe Wall, CMU (4) 2.3 Vistor Center Walls: Wood Siding, Rigid Insulation Board, Gypsum 16.5 Comfort Station Walls: Wood Siding, Rigid Insulation Board, CMU (4) 6.6 Roof: Wood Shingles; Sheathing; Insulated Roof Panels 30.9 HVAC Heating Cooling Trombe Walls Operable Windows Electric Radiant Ceiling Panels

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U.S. Department of Energy NEPA Categorical Exclusion Determination Form  

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

AK AK Project Title ID-TEP-NEZ PERCE TRIBE Location: Tribal NEZ PERCE TRIBE FOA Number: DE-FOA-0000423 Proposed Action or Project Descriptio The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho proposes to conduct building retrofits to the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee (NPTEC)/Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) (1970), Veteran's Memorial Building (1977-78), Pi Nee Waus Community Building (1963), Water Resources Building (1978), and Boy's and Girl's Club (newer facility). Energy efficiency measures proposed on the five buildings would include: the four older buildings would receive vinyl, double-pane, Low-E windows; increased blown-in attic insulation; and

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Low-E Coatings Low-E Coatings Low-E Center-of-glass values of double pane units with and without low-E coatings. When heat or light energy is absorbed by glass, it is either convected away by moving air or reradiated by the glass surface. The ability of a material to radiate energy is called its emissivity. All materials, including windows, emit (or radiate) heat in the form of long-wave, far-infrared energy depending on their temperature. This emission of radiant heat is one of the important components of heat transfer for a window. Thus reducing the window's emittance can greatly improve its insulating properties. Standard clear glass has an emittance of 0.84 over the long-wave portion of the spectrum, meaning that it emits 84% of the energy possible for an object at its temperature. It also means that 84% of the long-wave

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Tips: Windows | Department of Energy  

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

Windows Windows Tips: Windows June 18, 2012 - 9:43am Addthis Tips: Windows Windows can be one of your home's most attractive features. Windows provide views, daylighting, ventilation, and heat from the sun in the winter. Unfortunately, they can also account for 10% to 25% of your heating bill by letting heat out. During the summer, your air conditioner must work harder to cool hot air from sunny windows. Install ENERGY STAR®-qualified windows and use curtains and shade to give your air conditioner and energy bill a break. If your home has single-pane windows, consider replacing them with double-pane windows with high-performance glass-low-e or spectrally selective coatings. In colder climates, select gas-filled windows with low-e coatings to reduce heat loss. In warmer climates, select windows with

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New Whole-House Solutions Case Study: Tom Walsh & Co., Portland...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

caulking all penetrations * Windows: Double-pane, U 0.29 Lighting, Appliances, and Water Heating: * 100% compact fluorescent lighting * 62% efficient gas water heater * ENERGY...

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Appendix B 1BStandards Tables 116-A and 116-B Page 1 2008 Residential Compliance Manual August 2009  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Residential Compliance Manual August 2009 TABLE 116-B DEFAULT SOLAR HEAT GAIN COEFFICIENT (SHGC) FRAME TYPE PRODUCT GLAZING TOTAL WINDOW SHGC Single Pane Double Pane Glass Block 1 Metal Operable Clear 0.80 0.70 0

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Coweta-Fayette EMC - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program |  

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

Coweta-Fayette EMC - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Coweta-Fayette EMC - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Coweta-Fayette EMC - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate Double-Pane/Storm Windows: $500 Programmable Thermostat: $50 per home Program Info State Georgia Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Existing Homes Electric Heat Pumps: $150 - $300 Dual Fuel Heat Pumps: $200 Geothermal Heat Pumps: $1000 Water Heaters: $250 Attic Insulation: $90 - $150 Floor Insulation: $150 Double-Pane/Storm Windows: $50/window Programmable Thermostat: $25/unit

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SOLERAS - Solar Controlled Environment Agriculture Project. Final report, Volume 1. Project summary  

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A summary of the Solar Controlled Environment Agriculture Project is presented. The design of the greenhouses include transparent double pane glass roof with channels for fluid between the panes, inner pane tinted and double pane extruded acrylic aluminized mylar shade and diffuser. Solar energy technologies provide power for water desalination, for pumping irrigation water, and for cooling and heating the controlled environment space so that crops can grow in arid lands. The project is a joint effort between the United States and Saudi Arabia. (BCS)

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1985-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Low E Brings High Savings in Newark, Delaware | Department of...  

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

says Carol Houck, assistant to the city manager. "But most importantly, there's less heat and cooling loss so our facility is more efficient." Buying domestically For the...

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Energy Data Sourcebook for the U.S. Residential Sector  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

80%glass, low emissivity film Wood Frame Window, 80%glass,low emissivity film, argon fill Wood Frame Window, 80%glass,

Wenzel, T.P.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program  

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

Categorical Exclusion Determination Form Project Title Program or Field Office: AK-TRIBE-HOONAH INDIAN ASSOCIATION Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Location: Tribe AK-TRIBE- HOONAH INDIAN ASSOCIATION AK American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description 1) Weatherizing six 1940's era houses (installation of double-pane windows and insulated exterior doors),

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Index of Books Reviewed in Science 25 April 1958 through 17 April 1959  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...1568 Purity Control by Thermal Analysis, M. W...advantages: 1. BETTER INSULATION-Glass wool and double-pane...a-rguDerqn n-uvr INSULATION-An inch of glass...in the lid provide insulation superior to that of...ASTM 01500* color specifications for petroleum products...

1959-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Public perceptions of energy consumption and savings  

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...efficiency for small appliances, conducted an energy audit of home, weatherized home, installed double-pane...decisions? _Yes _No Have you ever had an energy audit of your home? (A home energy audit is done to evaluate measures you can take to...

Shahzeen Z. Attari; Michael L. DeKay; Cliff I. Davidson; Wndi Bruine de Bruin

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program  

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

U.S. Department of Energy Categorical Exclusion Determination Form Project Title Program or Field Office: AK-TRIBE-HOONAH INDIAN ASSOCIATION Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Location: Tribe AK-TRIBE- HOONAH INDIAN ASSOCIATION AK American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description 1) Weatherizing six 1940's era houses (installation of double-pane windows and insulated exterior doors),

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Stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) powered electrochromic window  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A variable transmittance double pane window includes an electrochromic material that has been deposited on one pane of the window in conjunction with an array of photovoltaic cells deposited along an edge of the pane to produce the required electric power necessary to vary the effective transmittance of the window. A battery is placed in a parallel fashion to the array of photovoltaic cells to allow the user the ability to manually override the system when a desired transmittance is desired.

Benson, David K. (Golden, CO); Crandall, Richard S. (Boulder, CO); Deb, Satyendra K. (Boulder, CO); Stone, Jack L. (Lakewood, CO)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) powered electrochromic window  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A variable transmittance double pane window includes an electrochromic material that has been deposited on one pane of the window in conjunction with an array of photovoltaic cells deposited along an edge of the pane to produce the required electric power necessary to vary the effective transmittance of the window. A battery is placed in a parallel fashion to the array of photovoltaic cells to allow the user the ability to manually override the system when a desired transmittance is desired. 11 figures.

Benson, D.K.; Crandall, R.S.; Deb, S.K.; Stone, J.L.

1995-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Webinar: Low-E Storms: The Next Big Thing in...  

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

include: * Thomas Culp is the owner of Birch Point Consulting, LLC, which provides engineering and strategic consulting services in the areas of energy efficient window...

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Application of plasma focus installations for a study of the influence of deuterium cumulative flows on materials  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In this work, as an example of an application of the plasma focus (PF) device, we study the influence...7 cm/s for deuterium and 2.107 cm/s for argon fillings of plasma focus chamber; the shape of the flow is...

L. I. Ivanov; A I. Dedyurin; I. V. Borovitskaya; O. N. Krokhin; V. YA Nikulin

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NM-TRIBE-PUEBLO OF POJOAQUE HOUSING CORPORATION  

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

NM-TRIBE-PUEBLO OF POJOAQUE HOUSING CORPORATION NM-TRIBE-PUEBLO OF POJOAQUE HOUSING CORPORATION Location: Tribe NM-TRIBE- PUEBLO OF POJOAQUE HOUSING CORPORATION NM American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description The Pueblo of Pojoaque Housing Corporation plans to improve the energy efficiency of six tribal homes located in White Sands Village by removing and replacing inefficient single-pane windows with double- pane, metal-clad wood windows. Conditions: None Categorical Exclusion(s) Applied: B2.5, B5.1 *-For the complete DOE National Environmental Policy Act regulations regarding categorical exclusions, see Subpart D of 10 CFR10 21 This action would not: threaten a violation of applicable statutory, regulatory, or permit requirements for environment, safety, and health,

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CX-002321: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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

21: Categorical Exclusion Determination 21: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-002321: Categorical Exclusion Determination California-Tribe-Yurok Tribe Energy Efficiency Retrofits CX(s) Applied: B2.5, B5.1 Date: 05/13/2010 Location(s): Klamath, California Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. The Yurok Tribe of California proposes to conduct energy efficiency retrofits to the Klamath and Weitchpec Tribal Offices based on the results of the energy audits completed in 2006. The Klamath Office energy efficiency building retrofits would include repair/re-weather stripping of exterior doors; installation of operable lovers on passive vents in the attic; replacement of double-pane windows; caulking; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning

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

components components The proposed activity will involve energy efficiency upgrades to the Tribal Head Start building. Proposed retrofits include window upgrades to double-pane, insulated, tempered glass to conserve electricity for heating and cooling; upgrading the water heater to an on-demand style; upgrading the dishwasher to an Energy Star model; lowering a 12 foot ceiling to 9 feet to conserve energy for heating; replacing toilets and faucets with water-saving models; replacing fluorescent lighting with more energy efficient fixtures and bulbs; and upgrading to programmable thermostats. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants Pueblo of Tesuque Energy Efficiency Retrofits Pueblo of Tesuque New Mexico Dec 7, 2009 Mary Martin Print Form for Records

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Rolling, Rolling, Rolling: Roller Window Shades | Department of Energy  

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

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling: Roller Window Shades Rolling, Rolling, Rolling: Roller Window Shades Rolling, Rolling, Rolling: Roller Window Shades March 15, 2010 - 11:42am Addthis John Lippert There's a lot of talk these days about installing new energy-efficient windows. Thanks to a Federal tax credit of up to $1,500, window advertisements, both print and radio and TV broadcasting, are aplenty. I don't want to knock energy-efficient windows. There are some great window products available. Some even rival the overall performance of walls, that is, if you account for the heat energy that enters the home via sunshine, depending on the climate and orientation. What I would like to talk about here are window shades. My wife and I bought our house 19 years ago. We are only the 2nd owners. The house has double-pane wooden windows made by a major well-known manufacturer. No

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Can't See the Forest for the Trees | Department of Energy  

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

Can't See the Forest for the Trees Can't See the Forest for the Trees Can't See the Forest for the Trees November 1, 2011 - 7:30am Addthis Stephanie Price Communicator, National Renewable Energy Laboratory One thing I've been putting off doing is an energy assessment. I don't know why - my utility company offers them for FREE! I've done a few things around the house, like putting insulation behind all the light and plug switch plates I can get at and replacing the insulation around the outside doors and under one garage door, closing off rooms that aren't used very often, setting back the programmable thermostat, replacing almost all the indoor lights with CFLs - really basic things like that. Plus, my house was built in 1982, during the last oil crisis/renewable energy drive, so it has double paned windows already

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CX-004625: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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

625: Categorical Exclusion Determination 625: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-004625: Categorical Exclusion Determination Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada on behalf of the Wells Band Energy Efficiency Retrofits CX(s) Applied: A1, B2.5, B5.1 Date: 01/07/2010 Location(s): Nevada Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. The Wells Band would perform energy efficiency retrofits at the Administration Office at 1707 Mountain View Drive. Specific retrofits would include: ? Replacement of all lights and ballasts in the building with high performance, energy efficient products; ? Replacement of 14 single-pane windows with Energy Star double-pane windows; and ? Energy efficiency improvements to double-glass doors (remove door, add insulation behind walls, add weather

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CA-TRIBE-YUROK TRIBE  

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

CA-TRIBE-YUROK TRIBE CA-TRIBE-YUROK TRIBE Location: Tribe CA-TRIBE-YUROK CA TRIBE American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description The Yurok Tribe of California proposes to conduct energy efficiency retrofits to the Klamath and Weitchpec Tribal Offices based on the results of the energy audits completed in 2006. The Klamath Office energy efficiency building retrofits would include repair/re-weatherstripping of exterior doors; installation of operable lovers on passive vents in the attic; replacement of double-pane windows; caulking; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system repair and tuning; installation of check valves in hot water lines; insulation of hot water lines; timer repair; delamping; and occupancy sensors. The Weitchpec Office

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Updating the Doors and Windows | Department of Energy  

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

Updating the Doors and Windows Updating the Doors and Windows Updating the Doors and Windows August 23, 2012 - 2:46pm Addthis Stephanie Price Communicator, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Since I can't afford to replace my windows like Andrea did recently (I've got a lot more of them for one thing), the next best thing is to be sure the existing ones-- which are double-paned, so that's a help-are well sealed. One of my energy audit recommendations was to caulk the window frames inside and out. My handyman friend Rob and his brother got the outside of the windows caulked (hmm, I have to ask him about the basement windows -- it's kind of tucked away under the entry deck over the dog door.) He said that it looked like some of the edges (the tops of the second floor windows especially) hadn't ever been done and the ones that had, had highly

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CX-002319: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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

19: Categorical Exclusion Determination 19: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-002319: Categorical Exclusion Determination New Mexico-Tribe-Pueblo of Pojoaque Housing Corporation CX(s) Applied: B2.5, B5.1 Date: 05/11/2010 Location(s): Pojoaque, White Sands Village, New Mexico Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. The Pueblo of Pojoaque Housing Corporation plans to improve the energy efficiency of six tribal homes located in White Sands Village by removing and replacing inefficient single-pane windows with double-pane, metal-clad wood windows. DOCUMENT(S) AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD CX-002319.pdf More Documents & Publications CX-002317: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-002175: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-004625

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Rolling, Rolling, Rolling: Roller Window Shades | Department of Energy  

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

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling: Roller Window Shades Rolling, Rolling, Rolling: Roller Window Shades Rolling, Rolling, Rolling: Roller Window Shades March 15, 2010 - 11:42am Addthis John Lippert There's a lot of talk these days about installing new energy-efficient windows. Thanks to a Federal tax credit of up to $1,500, window advertisements, both print and radio and TV broadcasting, are aplenty. I don't want to knock energy-efficient windows. There are some great window products available. Some even rival the overall performance of walls, that is, if you account for the heat energy that enters the home via sunshine, depending on the climate and orientation. What I would like to talk about here are window shades. My wife and I bought our house 19 years ago. We are only the 2nd owners. The house has double-pane wooden windows made by a major well-known manufacturer. No

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My Energy Audit, Part 2: Windows | Department of Energy  

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My Energy Audit, Part 2: Windows My Energy Audit, Part 2: Windows My Energy Audit, Part 2: Windows July 9, 2012 - 1:48pm Addthis Stephanie Price Communicator, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Last time I wrote about the heating portion of my energy audit -- now for some other items that were checked. The auditor checked some of the windows, which are double-paned, and showed me cracks between the window frame and the house that should be caulked. She recommended caulking both the inside and outside. That's easy enough for me to do -- at least the inside -- so I got some clear caulking and some gadgets to ensure a smooth finish from the home improvement store (I LOVE gadgets). I'm planning to start with the downstairs windows to perfect my technique, and at one window a week, hopefully I'll be finished

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 2.2 Residential Sector Characteristics  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

7 7 Characteristics of a Typical Single-Family Home (1) Year Built | Building Equipment Fuel Age (5) Occupants 3 | Space Heating Natural Gas 12 Floorspace | Water Heating Natural Gas 8 Heated Floorspace (SF) 1,934 | Space Cooling 8 Cooled Floorspace (SF) 1,495 | Garage 2-Car | Stories 1 | Appliances Size Age (5) Foundation Concrete Slab | Refrigerator 19 Cubic Feet 8 Total Rooms (2) 6 | Clothes Dryer Bedrooms 3 | Clothes Washer Other Rooms 3 | Range/Oven Full Bathroom 2 | Microwave Oven Half Bathroom 0 | Dishwasher Windows | Color Televisions 3 Area (3) 222 | Ceiling Fans 3 Number (4) 15 | Computer 2 Type Double-Pane | Printer Insulation: Well or Adequate | Note(s): Source(s): 2-Door Top and Bottom Electric Top-Loading Electric 1) This is a weighted-average house that has combined characteristics of the Nation's stock homes. Although the population of homes with

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RECS Data Show Decreased Energy Consumption per Household  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

Total United States energy consumption in homes has remained relatively stable for many years as increased energy efficiency has offset the increase in the number and average size of housing units, according to the newly released data from the Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS). The average household consumed 90 million British thermal units (Btu) in 2009 based on RECS. This continues the downward trend in average residential energy consumption of the last 30 years. Despite increases in the number and the average size of homes plus increased use of electronics, improvements in efficiency for space heating, air conditioning, and major appliances have all led to decreased consumption per household. Newer homes also tend to feature better insulation and other characteristics, such as double-pane windows, that improve the building envelope.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Berkeley Lab's Gas-filled Insulation Rivals Fiber in Buildings Sector |  

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

Berkeley Lab's Gas-filled Insulation Rivals Fiber in Buildings Berkeley Lab's Gas-filled Insulation Rivals Fiber in Buildings Sector Berkeley Lab's Gas-filled Insulation Rivals Fiber in Buildings Sector October 19, 2011 - 1:10pm Addthis An insulation worker installs argon-filled panels behind the radiators in the LEED Gold-rated New York Power Authority building in White Plains. The unique construction of the gas-filled panels developed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California are as effective barriers to heat as its pink fibrous counterparts with less material in less space. | Photo courtesy of FiFoil, Inc. An insulation worker installs argon-filled panels behind the radiators in the LEED Gold-rated New York Power Authority building in White Plains. The unique construction of the gas-filled panels developed at the Lawrence

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U.S. Department of Energy Categorical Exclusion Determination Form  

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Complex Metal Hydrides Complex Metal Hydrides Savannah River Site Aiken/Aiken/South Carolina This project develops new complex metal hydride materials for hydrogen storage. The alkali-metal hydrides, alanates, borohydrides, hydrocarbon solvents, metallorganic complexes, nanomaterials, metals and their salts will be acquired, stored and processed in an Argon-filled glovebox due to their sensitivity to air and moisture. The processes include but are not limited to hydride dissolution in organic solvents, impurities filtration, hydrides recrystallization, and hydrides blending with additives (metallorganic complexes, metals and salts), melt processing, and absorption/ desorption for material property testing. B3.6 - Small-scale research and development, laboratory operations, and pilot projects

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 5.2 Windows  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

6 6 2005 Residential Prime Window Stock (Million Households) Double Pane Census Division New England 5.3 Middle Atlantic 15.0 East North Central 17.3 West North Central 7.7 South Atlantic 21.3 East South Central 6.8 West South Central 12.1 Mountain 7.3 Pacific 16.4 United States 109.2 Selected States New York 7.0 Florida 6.7 Texas 7.6 California 12.0 Note(s): Source(s): 1) Respondents were shown pictures of different types of window glass and were asked "Which picture best describes the type of glass in the windows of your home/apartment?" 2) An additional 1.3 million households not counted here use other types of windows such as triple-pane windows. EIA, 2005 Residential Energy Consumption Survey, Tables HC 11.5, HC 12.5, HC 13.5, HC 14.5, and HC 15.5, April 2008. 5.1 2.5

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Technical support document for proposed 1994 revision of the MEC thermal envelope requirements  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report documents the development of the proposed revision of the Council of American Building Officials` (CABO) 1994 supplement to the 1993 Model Energy Code (MEC) building thermal envelope requirements for maximum component U{sub 0}-value. The 1994 amendments to the 1993 MEC were established in last year`s code change cycle and did not change the envelope requirements. The research underlying the proposed MEC revision was conducted by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) for the US Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Standards program. The goal of this research was to develop revised guidelines based on an objective methodology that determines the most cost-effective (least total cost) combination of energy conservation measures (ECMs) (insulation levels and window types) for residential buildings. This least-cost set of ECMs was used as a basis for proposing revised MEC maximum U{sub 0}-values (thermal transmittances). ECMs include window types (for example, double-pane vinyl) and insulation levels (for example, R-19) for ceilings, walls, and floors.

Conner, C.C.; Lucas, R.G.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Window Retrofit  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and Traco partnered to develop high-performance windows for commercial building that are cost-effective. The main performance requirement for these windows was that they needed to have an R-value of at least 5 ft2 F h/Btu. This project seeks to quantify the potential energy savings from installing these windows in commercial buildings that are at least 20 years old. To this end, we are conducting evaluations at a two-story test facility that is representative of a commercial building from the 1980s, and are gathering measurements on the performance of its windows before and after double-pane, clear-glazed units are upgraded with R5 windows. Additionally, we will use these data to calibrate EnergyPlus models that we will allow us to extrapolate results to other climates. Findings from this project will provide empirical data on the benefits from high-performance windows, which will help promote their adoption in new and existing commercial buildings. This report describes the experimental setup, and includes some of the field and simulation results.

Shrestha, Som S [ORNL] [ORNL; Hun, Diana E [ORNL] [ORNL; Desjarlais, Andre Omer [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy savings opportunity survey, Fort Bliss, Texas. Executive summary  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This Energy Savings Opportunity Survey (ESOS) at Ft. Bliss Texas was prepared by Engineering Design Management, Inc., St. Louis, MO., under contract with the Department of the Army, Fort Worth District, Corps of Engineers. In summary, the ESOS can be divided into six essentially separate studies. These are: (1) Re-evaluate previous ECIP on family housing ceiling insulation. (2) Examine 60 to 400 Hz converters for opportunities to reduce utility costs. Review includes examination of alternative technologies, as well as optional utilization of existing stock. (3) Examine the possibility of adding additional storage to potable water system to allow pumping during `off peak` hours as defined by local utility. Savings will occur as demand savings. (4) Study three `typical` buildings on base for savings due to fenestration improvements. These improvements include exterior shading, double pane glazing, reflective films, and window area reduction. (5) Evaluate the feasibility of down-sizing existing transformers and/or connecting additional load to improve transformer utilization and reduce transformer core energy losses. (6) Evaluate the feasibility of implementing several common ECOs at the base. These ECOs include wall and roof insulation, timeclocks, etc.

NONE

1986-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 5.2 Windows  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

5 5 Residential Prime Window Sales, by Glass Type (Million Units) 1980 8.6 34% 0.0 0% 16.6 66% 25.2 100% 1990 4.9 14% 12.0 34% 18.7 53% 35.6 100% 1993 2.8 14% 17.2 84% 0.4 2% 20.4 100% 1995 5.5 12% 37.8 85% 1.3 3% 44.5 100% 1999 4.8 8% 55.2 89% 2.0 3% 62.0 100% 2001 3.9 7% 50.9 90% 1.5 3% 56.3 100% 2003 4.7 7% 55.9 89% 2.2 4% 62.8 100% 2005 4.2 6% 63.8 91% 2.5 3% 70.5 100% 2007 2.7 5% 55.0 93% 1.4 2% 59.1 100% 2009 1.6 4% 36.2 93% 1.2 3% 38.9 100% Note(s): 1) IG = insulated glazing. Source(s): Double Pane Single Pane Sealed IG (1) Other Total AAMA/NWWDA, Study of the U.S. Market for Windows and Doors, 1996, Table 22, p.49; AAMA/WDMA, Study of U.S. and Canadian Market for Windows and Doors, Apr. 2000, Exhibit E.7, p. 55; AAMA/WDMA, Study of the Market for U.S. Doors, Windows and Skylights, Apr. 2004, Exhibit D.4, p. 46; AAMA/WDMA, Study of U.S. Market for Windows, Doors, and Skylights, Apr. 2006, Exhibit D.8 Conventional Window Glass Usage, p. 50; AAMA/WDMA, Study of U.S.

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High energy ions and energetic plasma irradiation effects on aluminum in a Filippov-type plasma focus  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

High energy ions and energetic plasma irradiation of aluminum cathode inserts have been accomplished in nitrogen and argon filled plasma focus device. The Filippov-type plasma focus facility, Dena, with 288?F capacitor bank and charging voltage of 25kV (90kJ maximum storage energy) was first optimized for strong ion beam generation for nitrogen and argon gases by maximizing hard X-ray emission efficiency. X-ray diffraction analysis as well as scanning electron microscopy along with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy carried out to study the structural, morphological and compositional profile of the treated samples. Change in preferred orientation, emergence of meta-stable phases, generation of copper micro-droplets, and production of cracks across the sample are demonstrated and discussed. The micro-hardness measurements in Vickers scale reveal that after ion irradiation, the surface hardness of samples is reduced.

M.V. Roshan; R.S. Rawat; A.R. Babazadeh; M. Emami; S.M. Sadat Kiai; R. Verma; J.J. Lin; A.R. Talebitaher; P. Lee; S.V. Springham

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measured energy performance of a US-China demonstration energy-efficient office building  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

0.29 Btu/hft 2 o F) and a SHGC of 0.68. Both the roof and2 o F (1.67 W/ (m 2 K) ), SHGC Double Low-E (e2=.04) CLR2 o F (1.34 W/ (m 2 K) ), SHGC 0.43 (2662)* Triple Low-E

Xu, Peng; Huang, Joe; Jin, Ruidong; Yang, Guoxiong

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Increasing the efficiency of thermoacoustic carbon nanotube sound projectors  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can generate smooth-spectra sound emission over a wide frequency range (1105Hz) by means of thermoacoustics (TA). However, in the low frequencies f, where the need for large area sound projectors is high, the sound generation efficiency ? of open CNT sheets is low, since ??f2. Together with this problem, the nanoscale thickness of CNT sheets, their high sensitivity to the environment and the high surface temperatures useful for TA sound generation are other drawbacks, which we address here by protective encapsulation of free-standing CNT sheets in inert gases. We provide an extensive experimental study of such closed systems for different thermodynamic regimes and rationalize our observations within a basic theoretical framework. The observed sound pressure levels for encapsulated argon filled TA transducers (130dB in air and 200dB underwater in the near field at 5cm distance, and 100 and 170dB in the far field at 1m distance) are Q times higher than those for open systems, where Q is the resonant quality factor of the thin enclosure plates. Moreover, the sound generation efficiency of the encapsulated system increases toward low frequencies (??1/f2). Another method to increase ? in the low frequency region is by modulation of the applied high frequency carrier current with a low frequency resonant envelope. This approach enables sound generation at the frequency of the applied current without the need for additional energy-consuming biasing. The acoustical and geometrical parameters providing further increases in efficiency and transduction performance for resonant systems are discussed.

Ali E Aliev; Yuri N Gartstein; Ray H Baughman

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Triple Low-E Glazing Triple Low-E Glazing Triple-Glazed, High-solar-gain Low-E Glass This figure illustrates the performance of a window with a very low heat loss rate (low U-factor). In this case there are three glazing layers and two low-E coatings, ½" argon gas or ¼" krypton gas fill between glazings, and low-conductance edge spacers. The middle glazing layer can be glass or suspended plastic film. Some windows use four glazing layers (two glass layers and two suspended plastic films). This product is suited for buildings located in very cold climates. Both Low-E coatings in this product have high solar heat and visible light transmittance, which is ideal for passive solar design. The use of three layers, however, results in lower solar heat gain relative to double glazing with high-solar-gain Low-E.

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Low-E Glazing Low-E Glazing Double-Glazed, High-solar-gain Low-E Glass This figure illustrates the characteristics of a typical double-glazed window with a high-solar gain low-E glass with argon gas fill. These windows are designed to reduce heat loss but admit solar gain. High-solar-gain low-E glass products are best suited for buildings located in heating-dominated climates and are the product of choice for passive solar design projects. High-solar-gain low-E glass is often made with pyrolytic low-E coatings, although sputtered high-solar-gain low-E is also available. Double HSG Low-E Center of Glass Properties Note: These values are for the center of glass only. They should only be used to compare the effect of different glazing types, not to compare total window products. Frame choice can drastically affect performance. These values represent double glazing with a 1/2" air gap.

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

Energy Savers [EERE]

vacuum insulation materials. This combines low thermal emissivity (or low-e) coated plastic films to boost the energy efficiency of current window retrofit technologies by as...

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Data and Analytics to Inform Energy Retrofit of High Performance Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

LEED MAT OAT OAE PLR PUE SAT SHGC RAT UFAD WWR VAV VT WSHPwalls Window Low-e with low SHGC and high VT Shading devices

Hong Ph.D., Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New High-Efficiency Window Prototype Result of DOE Partnership...  

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

innovations, such as low emissivity (Low E) glass coatings, an unsealed internal plastic triple pane, krypton gas and an insulating frame. This is the first time that all of...

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Vacuum Insulation for Windows | Department of Energy  

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

evacuated materials-so small that they are invisible-integrated with low-e-coated plastic films. The materials will have better insulation values than vacuum-insulated glass...

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Buildings Events | Department of Energy  

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

Low-E Storms: The Next Big Thing in Window Retrofits 5:00PM to 6:30PM EDT Program Sustainability: Coordinating Energy Efficiency with Water Conservation Services Peer...

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Cozy Up to Colder Weather: 5 More Ways to Prepare Your Home for...  

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

yards. They also provide a barrier to the cold. Windows with low-e coating reduce heat loss and even reflect back part of the room's heat. Installing storm windows can also...

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Energy performance of air distribution systems part II: room air stratification full scale testing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Double Clear glass the SHGC was 0.70 and 0.66, respectively.west facing low-e window with SHGC of 0.27 in Kansas City at

Webster, Tom; Lukaschek, Wolfgang; Dickeroff, Darryl; Bauman, Fred

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ApplicationReadinessLunchNP.pptx  

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What is "Manycore?" * No precise definiEon * MulEcore ( heavyweight): s low e voluEon f rom 2 -12 cores p er c hip; c ore p erformance m aers m ore than core count * Manycore (...

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Fenestration of Today and Tomorrow: A State-of-the-Art Review and Future Research Opportunities  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Lampert, Chromogenic smart materials, Materials Today, 7,Smart switchable glazing for solar energy and daylight control, Solar Energy Materials &Smart window; Electrochromic window; Solar cell glazing; Aerogel; Low-emissivity coating; Low-e; Window frame; Phase change material;

Petter Jelle, Bjorn

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Evaluation of Windows  

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Evaluation of Windows Evaluation of Windows Last Updated: 10/20/2009 Various tools can be used to evaluate windows in the field. Unless a new window still has the NFRC label attached to it, it is nearly impossible to determine by sight what the thermal and optical performance of a window is. These tools can provide information, such as low-e coating, gap width and gas fill, that can be used to approximate the performance of a window. Solar gain and Low-e detector This device can be used to determine if a low-e coating is present in the window, what type of coating it is, and where it is located. The type of low-e coating will indicate the amount of solar gain that is admitted through the coating. Readings can be "low", "medium" or "high". The device will also indicate on which glass surface the low-e coating is in relation to the position of the device. Limitations: Only works on glass of 1/8" (3 mm) or thinner. Cost: around $350 from EDTM.com

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 5.2 Windows  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

8 8 Typical Thermal Performance of Residential Windows, by Type Single-Glazed Clear Single-Glazed with Bronze Tint Double-Glazed Clear Double-Glazed with grey/Bronze Tint Double-Glazed with High Performance Tint Double-Glazed with High-Solar Gain Low-e Glass, Argon/Krypton Gas Double-Glazed with Moderate-Solar Gain Low-e Glass, Argon/Krypton Gas Double-Glazed with Low-Solar Gain Low-e (1) Glass, Argon/Krypton Gas Triple-Glazed (2) with High-Solar Gain Low-e Glass, Argon/Krypton Gas (3) Triple-Glazed (2) with Low-Solar Gain Low-e (1) Glass, Argon/Krypton Gas (3) Note(s): Source(s): The Efficient Windows Collaborative (http://www.efficientwindows.org) 0.14 0.33 0.56 1) Spectrally selective. 2) Includes double glazing with suspended film. 3) Center of glass properties, does not include frame or installation

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Highly Insulating Window Technology  

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Window Technology Window Technology Temperature differentials across a window, particularly with cold exterior environments in residential buildings, can lead to significant energy losses. Currently available low-emissivity coatings, gas-fills, and insulating frames provide significant energy savings over typical single or double glazed products. The EWC website provides information on how double glazed low-e gas-filled windows work as well as information on commercially available superwindows (three layer, multiple low-e coatings, high performance gas-fills). The next generation of highly insulating window systems will benefit from incremental improvements being made to current components (i.e. more insulating spacers and frame materials/designs, low-e coatings with improved performance properties). LBNL uses its experimental facilities and software tools to collaborate with window and glass industry representatives to better understand the impacts of new components on overall product performance.

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Pulte Homes and Communities of Del Webb, Las Vegas, Nevada  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Case study of Pulte Homes-Las Vegas Division who teamed with Building America team Building Science Corporation to design HERS-54 homes with high-efficiency HVAC with ducts in conditioned space, jump ducts, and a fresh air intake; advanced framed walls; low-e windows; and PV roof tiles.

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Heat Transfer by Radiation to Surfaces at Low Temperatures  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...August 1948 research-article Heat Transfer by Radiation to Surfaces at Low...E. V. Truter A study of the transfer of heat between the walls of vacuum vessels...more efficient in diminishing the heat transfer than a highly polished surface...

1948-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: John Wesley Miller, Tucson, Arizona  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Case study of John Wesley Miller Companies, who worked with the NAHBRC to build two net-zero energy homes with foam-sheathed masonry walls, low-E windows 2.9 ACH50 air sealing, transfer grilles, ducts in insulated attic, PV, and solar water heating.

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CX-011089: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Low-cost, Highly Transparent Flexible Low-e Coating Film to Enable Electrochromic Windows with Increased Energy Savings CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 09/03/2013 Location(s): Colorado Offices(s): Golden Field Office

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1 | Building America eere.energy.gov DOE's Building America  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

window replacement Opportunity · Low-E Storm Windows offer affordable way to insulate and air seal.63 0.25 ­ 0.30 0.56 0.48 Air leakage (cfm/ft2) 1 ­ 4 0.1 ­ 0.3 0.3 0.1 - 0.3 #12;6 | Building America

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Feasibility of Achieving a Zero-Net-Energy, Zero-Net-Cost Homes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

hr?ft 2 ?F,notlow?E,SHGC=0.76 0.6ACH gasfurnace,heatgain coefficient(SHGC). Alsoahigh?performingglass. SL(U=0.35,SHGC=0.35)FX(U=0.35,SHGC?0,35)

Al-Beaini, S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis and Research on the Thermal Properties of Energy-efficient Building Glass: A Case Study in PVB Laminated Glass  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A new kind of PVB-laminated glass is introduced as an energy-efficient building glass. Based on tests and calculations of the shading coefficients of flat glass, LOW-E coated glass and PVB-laminated glass with different thickness, their effects...

Chen, Z.; Meng, Q.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PHYSICAL REVIEW B 86, 165406 (2012) Size-dependent evolution of the atomic vibrational density of states and  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, USA 4 Center) supported on SiO2/Si(111) and Al2O3(0001) from precise measurements of the low-energy (low-E) part of the phonon density of states [PDOS, g(E)] via 57 Fe nuclear resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (NRIXS

Kik, Pieter

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HiR Thermal Testing Results  

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5 5 position specimen # specimen description (test conditions: cold side -18°C, warm side 21°C) date + time 100 mm from head TC center of glass TC 100 mm from sill TC upper IR line average lower IR line average complete IR line average left 6 triple, 2 sputtered low-e glass layers, uncoated acrylic center layer in grooved spacer, Kr 3/15/05 13:40 18.08 17.75 17.91 16.84 17.43 right 8 triple/quad, 2 sputtered low-e layers, 2 layer teflon center insert clinging in center, Kr 18.26 17.58 18.05 17.23 17.67 - Back to Summary - - Back to Summary - - Back to Summary - delta T line average delta T 100mm from head delta T center of glass delta T 100mm from sill ambient high ambient low ambient average six surface average

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Measuring Performance: Visible Transmittance (VT) Measuring Performance: Visible Transmittance (VT) How to maximize daylight? Historically, only clear glass was used to maximize the amount of light entering through a window. Especially in cooling-dominated climate, this desirable daylight also came with undesirable solar heat gain. With the advancement of high-performance glazing systems, it is possible for low-E coatings to reject the solar heat gain while allowing the visible light to pass through the glass. The type of low-E coating that is appropriate for your specific house depends on location, orientation, window area, and shading strategies. The visible transmittance (VT) is an optical property that indicates the fraction of visible light transmitted through the window. This is separate from the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC), since many modern windows

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Building Technologies Office: High Performance Windows Volume Purchase  

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase High Performance Windows Volume Purchase DOE's Building Technologies Office (BTO) is coordinating a volume purchase of high performance windows, and low-e storm windows, to expand the market of these high efficiency products. Price is the principal barrier to more widespread market commercialization. The aim of this volume purchase initiative is to work with industry and potential buyers to make highly insulated windows more affordable. Announcement EPA Most Efficient Program for window technology to launched in January 2013. Program Highlights Features Image of person signing document. Volume Purchase RFP Arrow Image of a question mark. Frequently Asked Questions Arrow Image of low-e storm window with two orange-yellow arrows hitting the window and reflecting back inside. Building Envelope and Windows R&D Program Blog Arrow

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HiR Thermal Testing Results  

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4 4 position specimen # specimen description (test conditions: cold side -18°C, warm side 21°C) date + time 100 mm from head TC center of glass TC 100 mm from sill TC upper IR line average lower IR line average complete IR line average left 6 triple, 2 sputtered low-e glass layers, uncoated acrylic center layer in grooved spacer, Kr 3/11/05 11:40 18.10 17.80 18.13 17.44 17.82 right 7 triple, 2 sputtered low-e glass layers, uncoated acrylic center layer top angled toward cold side, Kr 17.80 13.74 16.90 14.44 15.77 - Back to Summary - - Back to Summary - - Back to Summary - delta T line average delta T 100mm from head delta T center of glass delta T 100mm from sill ambient high ambient low ambient average six surface average

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

B2.5 Safety and environmental improvements of a facility, replacement/upgrade of facility components B2.5 Safety and environmental improvements of a facility, replacement/upgrade of facility components The proposed energy efficiency retrofits include two individual activities to be funded under EECBG: * Activity #1 includes installation of Thermastar Low-E windows on the proposed Spokane Tribe Child Development Center. * Activity #2 includes installation of ambient light sensors in the proposed Spokane Tribe Child Development Center. The Spokane Tribe Child Development Center has already been designed with the "Add Alternate" construction bid options to include Thermastar Low-E windows and ambient light sensors, but the Tribe did not have the funds to include these options. The EECBG funds will now allow these "Add Alternate" options to be incorporated into the Child Development Center.

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INTERNATIONAL PROSPECTUS 2012  

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and career. At CDU I am confident that we can help you achieve your ambitions. I look forward to welcomingDUCAtIon 25 tHe CentRe FoR ReneWABLe eneRGY AnD LoW eMIssIon teCHnoLoGY 26 tHe noRtHeRn InstItUte 26 tHe Rese

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HiR Thermal Testing Results  

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Drawings Drawings specimen number made by description layer 1 layer 2 layer 3 gas gap (in) spacer height (in) overall thickness (in) glass (mm) center layer (mm) gap (mm) calc. thick (mm) 1 Alpen 9/16" double with two pyrolytic low-e coatings, Ar 0.125" pyro none 0.125" pyro Ar 0.563 0.563 0.81 3.18 none 14.29 20.6 4 Alpen low-e suspended film with two pyrolytic low-e coatings 0.125" pyro TC88 0.125" pyro Kr 0.344 2 X 0.344 0.94 3.18 0.10 8.73 23.8 6 LBL parallel acrylic center layer in grooved spacer 0.118" card170 0.06" acrylic 0.118" card170 Kr 0.375 0.813 1.05 3 1.60 9.53 26.6 7 LBL angled acrylic center layer in groved spacer 0.118" card170 0.06" acrylic 0.118" card170 Kr variable 0.813 1.05 3 1.60 variable 26.6

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U.S. Department of Energy NEPA Categorical Exclusion Determination Form  

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CA-City-Montebello CA-City-Montebello Location: City Montebello CA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description 1) Development of an energy efficiency and conservation strategy (completed); and 2) implementation of the City of Montebello Energy Project including: (a) retrofit of the Police Department Building (1991) - addition of a "cool roof" system, replacement of the cooling tower; (b) retrofit of the City Hall (1962) - replacement of exterior window glazing with Low-E glazing; (c) implement the Green Campaign outreach

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Site Map Site Map Home Publications Software Facilities Links Staff Glazing Materials Chromogenics LowE and Spectrally Selective Deposition Processes Characterization New Materials Advanced Systems Superwindows Integrated Window Systems Gas-Filled Panels Window Properties Infrared Laboratory and Traversing System MoWiTT Window+5 Development Therm Development Film Coefficients Condensation Resistance Comfort Models Field Measurements LBNL Role in NFRC Optics Database Daylighting IEA Task 21 Lightshelves/Lightpipes Tools for Daylighting Prediction Demonstrations Daylighting Controls Residential Performance Energy Star ResFen Development ECW Demonstrations Annual Energy Rating Field Tests and Monitoring Projects

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Burbank Water and Power - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program |  

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Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Burbank Water and Power - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Appliances & Electronics Sealing Your Home Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Program Info State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Products purchased from a Burbank retailer are typically awarded higher rebates than those purchased outside Burbank. Inside Burbank: Ceiling Fans: $25 (maximum three) Clothes Washer: $50 Dishwasher: $35 Refrigerator/Freezer: $75 Room A/C: $35 Low E Windows/Doors: $2.00/sq ft

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Use and productivity of resources in the corn producing area of Argentina  

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, soxeti. . . s called "topsoil. ". The B horizon referees to There is a nitroger an. 3 phosphorus shortage, ho!. e:er, calciun and pot-ssiu. . . :re sufficient x'or . rop require. -. ;eats. The 8 hor'zon starts bet!seen 30 and +g ce!xtizet rs; under th... considerable loss. Uplands, the . '. ost i. !portan. . " . om the agricultural !so" nt of v lee i. :do's's ax' because of 3. ex~ cover 80 per ce t of t3". e area. Low e good for grazlx!g especiai. ly ir su, . ?er th ir great hueidity , y 1'7 7. A g' roup...

Andruchowicz, Eugenio Waldemar

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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HiR Thermal Testing Results  

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2 2 position specimen # specimen description (test conditions: cold side -18°C, warm side 21°C) date + time 100 mm from head TC center of glass TC 100 mm from sill TC upper IR line average lower IR line average complete IR line average left 6 triple, 2 sputtered low-e glass layers, uncoated acrylic center layer in grooved spacer (rebuilt), Kr 4/14/05 17:22 18.51 17.42 17.76 17.67 16.61 17.18 right 15 triple, 2 sputtered low-e glass layers, dense sun screen center layer, Kr 19.33 17.07 13.77 18.00 14.20 16.26 - Back to Summary - - Back to Summary - - Back to Summary - delta T line average delta T 100mm from head delta T center of glass delta T 100mm from sill ambient high ambient low ambient average six surface average

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HiR Thermal Testing Results  

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9 9 position specimen # specimen description (test conditions: cold side -18°C, warm side 21°C) date + time 100 mm from head TC center of glass TC 100 mm from sill TC upper IR line average lower IR line average complete IR line average left 6 triple, 2 sputtered low-e glass layers, uncoated acrylic center layer in grooved spacer (rebuilt), Kr 1/31/06 16:22 17.15 15.06 16.46 15.32 13.91 14.68 right 22 triple, 2 sputtered low-e glass layers, 1/8" folded edge polycarbonate center layer, Kr 18.53 17.87 16.90 17.71 16.41 17.11 - Back to Summary - - Back to Summary - - Back to Summary - delta T line average delta T 100mm from head delta T center of glass delta T 100mm from sill ambient high ambient low ambient average six surface average

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HiR Thermal Testing Results  

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6 6 position specimen # specimen description (test conditions: cold side -18°C, warm side 21°C) date + time 100 mm from head TC center of glass TC 100 mm from sill TC upper IR line average lower IR line average complete IR line average left 6 triple, 2 sputtered low-e glass layers, uncoated acrylic center layer in grooved spacer, Kr 3/24/05 12:40 17.51 17.52 17.63 16.30 17.03 right 9 triple, 2 sputtered low-e glass layers, 72% open insect screen center layer, Kr 17.12 13.05 17.65 13.84 15.91 - Back to Summary - - Back to Summary - - Back to Summary - delta T line average delta T 100mm from head delta T center of glass delta T 100mm from sill ambient high ambient low ambient average six surface average 1.12 0.00 0.39 4.47 21.36 20.68 21.02 20.8

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HiR Thermal Testing Results  

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7 7 position specimen # specimen description (test conditions: cold side -18°C, warm side 21°C) date + time 100 mm from head TC center of glass TC 100 mm from sill TC upper IR line average lower IR line average complete IR line average left 6 triple, 2 sputtered low-e glass layers, uncoated acrylic center layer in grooved spacer (rebuilt), Kr 5/25/05 16:15 18.47 17.37 17.87 17.40 16.11 16.82 right 20 triple, 2 sputtered low-e glass layers, folded Lexan center layer, Kr 18.63 17.24 16.06 17.51 15.64 16.67 - Back to Summary - - Back to Summary - - Back to Summary - delta T line average delta T 100mm from head delta T center of glass delta T 100mm from sill ambient high ambient low ambient average six surface average

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HiR Thermal Testing Results  

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2 2 position specimen # specimen description (test conditions: cold side -18°C, warm side 21°C) date + time 100 mm from head TC center of glass TC 100 mm from sill TC upper IR line average lower IR line average complete IR line average left 23 triple, 2 sputtered low-e glass layers, 1/16" acrylic with gap at bottom only, Kr 9/22/06 9:42 18.28 18.07 17.38 17.66 16.79 17.27 right 22 triple, 2 sputtered low-e glass layers, 1/8" folded edge polycarbonate center layer, Kr 18.34 17.70 16.83 17.57 16.28 16.98 - Back to Summary - - Back to Summary - - Back to Summary - delta T line average delta T 100mm from head delta T center of glass delta T 100mm from sill ambient high ambient low ambient average six surface average

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HiR Thermal Testing Results  

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6 6 position specimen # specimen description (test conditions: cold side -18°C, warm side 21°C) date + time 100 mm from head TC center of glass TC 100 mm from sill TC upper IR line average lower IR line average complete IR line average left 6 triple, 2 sputtered low-e glass layers, uncoated acrylic center layer in grooved spacer (rebuilt), Kr 5/20/05 18:05 18.33 16.96 17.89 17.27 16.04 16.71 right 19 double, 1 sputtered low-e glass layer, 3/8" gap, Kr 15.73 15.53 14.97 14.51 13.65 14.13 - Back to Summary - - Back to Summary - - Back to Summary - delta T line average delta T 100mm from head delta T center of glass delta T 100mm from sill ambient high ambient low ambient average six surface average 2.59 2.60 1.43 2.92 21.54 20.61 21.08 20.85

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Advanced Systems  

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Optimal gap width for double and triple glazing systems Optimal gap width for double and triple glazing systems Glazing systems in the US are commonly designed with a 1/2 " (12.7 mm) gap. The optimal gap width depends on many factors, such as gas fill (air, argon, krypton), the use of Low-e coatings, the environmental conditions (temperature difference across the window), and the calculation standard used. NFRC standard conditions are -18 C (-0.4 F) outside, and 21 C (69.8 F) inside. The calculation standard used in the US is based on the ISO 15099 standard. European standard conditions are 0 C (32 F) outside, and 20 C (68 F) inside. The calculation standard is based on the EN 673 standard. A number of common glazing configurations both with and without Low-e coatings, and with a variety of gas fills were evaluated using both the North American NFRC standard and the European EN 673 standard. All results were calculated using WINDOW 6.3 from LBNL. All IGU's (Insulated Glazing Units) have a standard height of 1 meter.

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HiR Thermal Testing Results  

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5 5 position specimen # specimen description (test conditions: cold side -18°C, warm side 21°C) date + time 100 mm from head TC center of glass TC 100 mm from sill TC upper IR line average lower IR line average complete IR line average left 6 triple, 2 sputtered low-e glass layers, uncoated acrylic center layer in grooved spacer (rebuilt), Kr 5/4/05 21:29 18.57 17.93 17.92 17.66 16.52 17.13 right 18 triple, 2 sputtered low-e glass layers, uncoated glass center layer in traditional broken spacer, Kr 18.54 18.38 17.67 17.81 16.85 17.37 - Back to Summary - - Back to Summary - - Back to Summary - delta T line average delta T 100mm from head delta T center of glass delta T 100mm from sill ambient high ambient low ambient average six surface average

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HiR Thermal Testing Results  

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0 0 position specimen # specimen description (test conditions: cold side -18°C, warm side 21°C) date + time 100 mm from head TC center of glass TC 100 mm from sill TC upper IR line average lower IR line average complete IR line average left 23 triple, 2 sputtered low-e glass layers, 1/16" acrylic with gap at top only, Kr 6/28/06 23:48 18.39 17.74 17.53 17.48 16.45 17.00 right 22 triple, 2 sputtered low-e glass layers, 1/8" folded edge polycarbonate center layer, Kr 18.40 17.74 16.71 17.56 16.09 16.88 - Back to Summary - - Back to Summary - - Back to Summary - delta T line average delta T 100mm from head delta T center of glass delta T 100mm from sill ambient high ambient low ambient average six surface average

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HiR Thermal Testing Results  

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4 4 position specimen # specimen description (test conditions: cold side -18°C, warm side 21°C) date + time 100 mm from head TC center of glass TC 100 mm from sill TC upper IR line average lower IR line average complete IR line average left 6 triple, 2 sputtered low-e glass layers, uncoated acrylic center layer in grooved spacer (rebuilt), Kr 4/29/05 16:09 18.54 17.98 17.98 17.85 16.77 17.34 right 17 triple, 2 sputtered low-e glass layers, uncoated acrylic center layer with 1/16" perimeter gap, Kr 18.88 16.14 16.08 17.71 14.41 16.15 - Back to Summary - - Back to Summary - - Back to Summary - delta T line average delta T 100mm from head delta T center of glass delta T 100mm from sill ambient high ambient low ambient average six surface average

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Light Commercial Buyers  

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For Light For Light Commercial Buyers to someone by E-mail Share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Light Commercial Buyers on Facebook Tweet about High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Light Commercial Buyers on Twitter Bookmark High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Light Commercial Buyers on Google Bookmark High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Light Commercial Buyers on Delicious Rank High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Light Commercial Buyers on Digg Find More places to share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Light Commercial Buyers on AddThis.com... Home About For Builders For Residential Buyers For Light Commercial Buyers For Manufacturers For Utilities Information Resources For Light Commercial Buyers Significant energy savings from low-E window technology are possible in the

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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The High Performance Windows Volume Purchase (WVP) Program The High Performance Windows Volume Purchase (WVP) Program The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Program (BTP) is coordinating a volume purchase program intended to overcome cost and awareness barriers to the wider adoption of highly-insulating windows and low-E storm windows. These products include windows meeting a number of specifications including a U-factor of 0.22 or less as well as storm windows with low-emissivity glass. Buyer groups with a potential interest in purchasing these products in volume will learn about their availability and cost through the program's product listings. Over 50 manufacturers proposed products for the first round of these listings, for which submittals were due by February 19, 2010. DOE does not purchase any products through this project, nor does DOE

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Microsoft Word - 25A2284 Continued  

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There is potential for electrochromic (EC) windows to dramatically reduce building energy use through active control of light and solar heat There is potential for electrochromic (EC) windows to dramatically reduce building energy use through active control of light and solar heat transmission. U.S. buildings today accounts for 40% of all primary energy used and 38% of carbon dioxide emission in the United States. Energy use associated with windows alone represents 4 quads existing window installations were converted to low-E glass. New actively controlled smart windows could dramatically reduce energy lost through windows by reducing heating and cooling loads and minimize overhead lighting use. Unlike other building components, windows theoretically can be energy neutral or even net contributors to the energy balance. EC are the most promising of the three primary types of smart glass: EC, suspended particle displays (SPD), and liquid crystal

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: The Windows Volume Purchase RFP  

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The Windows The Windows Volume Purchase RFP to someone by E-mail Share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: The Windows Volume Purchase RFP on Facebook Tweet about High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: The Windows Volume Purchase RFP on Twitter Bookmark High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: The Windows Volume Purchase RFP on Google Bookmark High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: The Windows Volume Purchase RFP on Delicious Rank High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: The Windows Volume Purchase RFP on Digg Find More places to share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: The Windows Volume Purchase RFP on AddThis.com... Home About FAQs Low-E Storm Windows Request for Proposal Contacts For Builders For Residential Buyers For Light Commercial Buyers For Manufacturers

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Microsoft PowerPoint - Proceedings Cover Sheets  

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9, 2006 9, 2006 An Invitation to Contribute to the Development of a Best Practices Manual Based on Experience Gained from the Project * A pragmatic and viable option for reducing GHG emissions * A technology allowing the world to move towards an energy economy with zero net emissions from fossil energy use * Particularly feasible where significant geological storage capacity is in close proximity to large volume emitters with relatively high purity CO 2 or capture costs are low * e.g. Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) What tools do we need to make this happen on a large scale? Alberta & Saskatchewan contain a large part of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin Why geologically store CO

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Austin Energy - Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Rebate Program | Department  

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Austin Energy - Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Austin Energy - Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Austin Energy - Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Multi-Family Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Sealing Your Home Ventilation Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Insulation Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate $200,000 Program Info State Texas Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Split System Air Conditioning: $200 - $550 Packaged Unit Air Conditioning: $300 - $500 Split System Heat Pumps: $250 - $600 Packaged Unit Heat Pumps: $350 - $550 Solar Screens/Solar Film: $1.00 - $1.25/sq. ft. Low E Window Replacement: $2.00/sq. ft.

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CX-001760: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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60: Categorical Exclusion Determination 60: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-001760: Categorical Exclusion Determination California-City-Montebello Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy Project CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B2.5, B5.1 Date: 04/20/2010 Location(s): Montebello City, California Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant for: 1) Development of an energy efficiency and conservation strategy (completed); and 2) implementation of the City of Montebello Energy Project including: (a) retrofit of the Police Department Building (1991) ? addition of a ?cool roof? system, replacement of the cooling tower; (b) retrofit of the City Hall (1962) ? replacement of exterior window glazing with Low-E (low-emissivity) glazing; (c) implement the Green Campaign outreach

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Advanced Systems  

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Highly Insulating Windows Windows in the United States use approximately 2 quads a year in heating energy, approximately one third of all building space heating energy used and approximately 2% of total US energy consumption. Heating is the largest single end use attributed to windows. Even if all existing windows were replaced with today’s ENERGY STAR low-e products (U values < 0.35 Btu/hr-ft2-F), windows related heating would still be over 1 Quad. Because heating loads are strongly tied to conductive losses, technologies which lead to lower window U-factors are the key to reducing heating energy. In the long term a 0.1 Btu/hr-ft2-F window is targeted as a product, which will meet the requirements of zero-energy homes. Dynamic control of solar gains will further reduce heating needs by allowing winter

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 9.4 High Performance Buildings  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

2 2 Case Study, The Cambria Department of Environmental Protection Office Building, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania (Office) Building Design Floor Area: Floors: 2 Open office space (1) File storage area Two small labratories Conference rooms Break room Storage areas Two mechanical rooms Telecom room Shell Windows Material: Triple Pane, low-e with Aluminum Frames and Wood Frames Triple Pane Triple Pane Aluminum Frames Wood Frames U-Factor 0.24 U-Factor 0.26 Wall/Roof Primary Material R-Value Wall : Insulating Concrete Forms 27.0 Roof: Decking and Insulation 33.0 HVAC Total Capacities(thousand Btu/hr) 12 Ground Source Heat Pumps 644 (2) 12 Auxiliary Electric Resistance Heaters 382 (3) Lighting Power Densities(W/SF) Open Office Area: 0.75 Office Area Task Lighting(4): 0.5 Energy/Power PV System: 18.2 kW grid-tie system (5)

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UNDP Readiness for Climate Finance | Open Energy Information  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » UNDP Readiness for Climate Finance Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: UNDP Readiness for Climate Finance Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sector: Climate Focus Area: Renewable Energy Phase: Evaluate Options Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Access, Finance, Low emission development planning, -LEDS Resource Type: Guide/manual, Publications Website: www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/environment-energy/low_e Cost: Free Language: English The paper presents a framework for understanding what it means to be "ready" to use climate finance in a transformative way at the national level. In the context of the financial challenges posed by climate change,

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Categorical Exclusion (CX) Determinations By Date | Department of Energy  

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Date Date Categorical Exclusion (CX) Determinations By Date September 3, 2014 CX-011089: Categorical Exclusion Determination Low-cost, Highly Transparent Flexible Low-e Coating Film to Enable Electrochromic Windows with Increased Energy Savings CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 09/03/2013 Location(s): Colorado Offices(s): Golden Field Office November 22, 2013 CX-010734: Categorical Exclusion Determination Covington District Culvert Replacements CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 07/22/2013 Location(s): Washington Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration November 19, 2013 CX-010735: Categorical Exclusion Determination Grand Coulee-Bell No.5 Dead End Insulator Replacement Project CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 07/19/2013 Location(s): Washington, Washington Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

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Microsoft Word - 25A2284 Continued  

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There is potential for electrochromic (EC) windows to dramatically reduce building energy use through active control of light and solar heat There is potential for electrochromic (EC) windows to dramatically reduce building energy use through active control of light and solar heat transmission. U.S. buildings today accounts for 40% of all primary energy used and 38% of carbon dioxide emission in the United States. Energy use associated with windows alone represents 4 quads existing window installations were converted to low-E glass. New actively controlled smart windows could dramatically reduce energy lost through windows by reducing heating and cooling loads and minimize overhead lighting use. Unlike other building components, windows theoretically can be energy neutral or even net contributors to the energy balance. EC are the most promising of the three primary types of smart glass: EC, suspended particle displays (SPD), and liquid crystal

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Glass Glass Vacuum-insulated Glass Vacuum-insulated glazing units are made up of 2 panes of glass with a very small air space. The air space contains spacers which help maintain the separation between the panes. Most of the emerging glass technologies are available or nearly on the market. These include insulation-filled and evacuated glazings to improve heat transfer by lowering U-factors. Evacuated Windows The most thermally efficient gas fill would be no gas at all-a vacuum. The window industry is pursuing the development of vacuum-insulated glass (VIG) for use in window units in which the space between the panes is evacuated. If the vacuum pressure is low enough, there would be no conductive or convective heat exchange between the panes of glass, thus lowering the U-factor. A vacuum glazing must have a good low-E coating to

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Colorado | Department of Energy  

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Colorado Colorado Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Colorado Location Categorical Exclusion Determinations issued for actions in Colorado. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD September 3, 2014 CX-011089: Categorical Exclusion Determination Low-cost, Highly Transparent Flexible Low-e Coating Film to Enable Electrochromic Windows with Increased Energy Savings CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 09/03/2013 Location(s): Colorado Offices(s): Golden Field Office September 16, 2013 CX-010957: Categorical Exclusion Determination Bench Scale Development and Test of Aerogel Sorbent for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/16/2013 Location(s): Colorado Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory September 16, 2013 CX-010956: Categorical Exclusion Determination Bench Scale Development and Test of Aerogel Sorbent for Carbon Dioxide

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Performance Standards Performance Standards Even the expert eye cannot easily tell an efficient window from a conventional window. That is why energy ratings, endorsement programs and consumer incentives play an important role in creating awareness for window energy efficiency among consumers, builders, architects and performance standard programs. Learn about NFRC certification and labeling Learn about ENERGY STAR® for windows, doors and skylights High Performance Windows and Low-E Storm Windows Volume Purchase Program Utility and State Incentives for energy efficiency improvements Building Codes Most locations have building energy codes that mandate minimum performance levels for windows, doors, and skylights. The builder, contractor or homeowner must adhere to the code requirements, which typically cover

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Development of a high current H{sup -} source for ESS  

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For the European Spallation Source (ESS), a volume source based on the HIEFS (high efficiency source) is being developed. The source will be optimized to produce high current densities in pulsed operation. A pulse generator delivering 1 to 1.5 ms pulses was installed. Furthermore, cesium was supplied to the plasma generator from an external oven. The cesium injection was optimized for a low e/H{sup -} ratio and a high current. We obtained a current density of 70 mA/cm{sup 2}. This way, with an aperture radius of 4.25 mm, an H{sup -} current of 40 mA was extracted at an extraction voltage of 22 kV. After a description of the source and the experimental setup, measurements of the beam current density and the e/H{sup -} ratio will be presented in this paper.

Maaser, A.; Beller, P.; Klein, H.; Volk, K.; Weber, M. [Institut fuer Angewandte Physik, Universitaet Frankfurt Robert-Mayer-Str. 2-4, 60054 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

1998-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Inclusive Jets in PHP  

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Differential inclusive-jet cross sections have been measured in photoproduction for boson virtualities Q^2 < 1 GeV^2 with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 300 pb^-1. Jets were identified in the laboratory frame using the k_T, anti-k_T or SIScone jet algorithms. Cross sections are presented as functions of the jet pseudorapidity, eta(jet), and the jet transverse energy, E_T(jet). Next-to-leading-order QCD calculations give a good description of the measurements, except for jets with low E_T(jet) and high eta(jet). The cross sections have the potential to improve the determination of the PDFs in future QCD fits. Values of alpha_s(M_Z) have been extracted from the measurements based on different jet algorithms. In addition, the energy-scale dependence of the strong coupling was determined.

Roloff, Philipp

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inclusive Jets in PHP  

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Differential inclusive-jet cross sections have been measured in photoproduction for boson virtualities Q^2 < 1 GeV^2 with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 300 pb^-1. Jets were identified in the laboratory frame using the k_T, anti-k_T or SIScone jet algorithms. Cross sections are presented as functions of the jet pseudorapidity, eta(jet), and the jet transverse energy, E_T(jet). Next-to-leading-order QCD calculations give a good description of the measurements, except for jets with low E_T(jet) and high eta(jet). The cross sections have the potential to improve the determination of the PDFs in future QCD fits. Values of alpha_s(M_Z) have been extracted from the measurements based on different jet algorithms. In addition, the energy-scale dependence of the strong coupling was determined.

Philipp Roloff

2013-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Are window energy performance selection requirements in line with product design in heating-dominated climates?  

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This paper discusses energy efficiency criteria for selecting windows and the limitations imposed by the necessity of a factory rating number as opposed to using specific design criteria for each house window. The Canadian annual energy rating (ER) system for residential windows that was derived for use in a cold climate where passive solar gains are significant is described. Corrections are noted to account for specific house differences and for cooling situations. The conclusion is that a rating system must account accurately for solar gain since passive solar is important in this climate. Adoption of the rating system has led to improvements in window design and fabrication beyond simply incorporating low-e glass and argon in sealed double units. Examples are given to illustrate substantially higher ER numbers obtained through improvements that impact on both overall U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC).

Henry, R.; Dubrous, F. [Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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B2.5 Safety and environmental improvements of a facility, replacement/upgrade of facility components B2.5 Safety and environmental improvements of a facility, replacement/upgrade of facility components Window Retrofit Activity #1: This project proposes to retrofit 6 existing non-energy efficient windows for the county courthouse annex. The existing windows currently do not hold their thermal properties any longer, and the seals have failed to prevent sweating, mold, and leak. The project will replace the existing windows with Dark Bronze Anodized Class 2 TiAC36 heat reflective low-E glass, Argon gas filled windows. These windows will be project out bottom windows with charcoal wire screens inside. All windows will have drip caps and trim coils installed. The project layout is as follows: 6 openings- configuration to be fixed single hung windows.

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Highly Insulating Glazing Systems using Non-Structural Center Glazing Highly Insulating Glazing Systems using Non-Structural Center Glazing Layers Dariush Arasteh, Howdy Goudey, and Christian Kohler Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ABSTRACT Three layer insulating glass units with two low-e coatings and an effective gas fill are known to be highly insulating, with center-of-glass U-factors as low as 0.57 W/m 2 -K (0.10 Btu/h-ft 2 -°F). Such units have historically been built with center layers of glass or plastic which extend all the way through the spacer system. This paper shows that triple glazing systems with non-structural center layers which do not create a hermetic seal at the edge have the potential to be as thermally efficient as standard designs, while potentially removing some of the production and product integration issues that have

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Microsoft PowerPoint - HiR Project Summary.ppt [Read-Only]  

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Window Energy Use Window Energy Use * Residential Heating Energy Use of Windows is about 2 Quads / year * Total energy consumption in US is about 100 Quads / year * All Energy Star windows, still 1 Quad * Goal: Zero Energy Windows Performance Goals Heating Climates: - static high solar, hi-R (U=0.1 Btu/h-ft2-F) can meet ZEH goals - dynamic solar gain (.6low-e Ar double, high gain low-e Ar double

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Advanced Systems  

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Glazing Systems Glazing Systems Using Non-Structural Center Glazing Layers Windows in the United States use aproximately 2 quads a year in heating energy, approximately one third of all building space heating energy used and the largest single end use attributed to windows. Even if all existing windows were replaced with today’s ENERGY STAR low-e products (U values < 0.35 Btu/hr-ft2-F), windows related heating would still be over 1 Quad. Because heating loads are strongly tied to conductive losses, technologies which lead to lower window U-factors are the key to reducing heating energy. A 0.1 Btu/hr-ft2-F window is targeted as a product, which will meet the requirements of zero-energy homes. Dynamic control of solar gains will further reduce heating needs by allowing winter solar heat gains to be effectively utilized while limiting cooling season gains. Significant cooling load savings can also be expected from lower U-factor windows in certain climates and from dynamic windows in all climates.

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 5.2 Windows  

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7 7 Nonresidential Window Stock and Sales, by Glass Type Existing U.S. Stock Vision Area of New Windows (Million Square Feet) Type (% of buildings) 1995 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 Single Pane 56 57 48 56 60 48 Insulating Glass (1) 294 415 373 407 476 389 Total 350 472 421 463 536 437 Clear 36% 49% 43% 44% 38% 33% Tinted 40% 24% 17% 15% 11% 10% Reflective 7% 8% 6% 4% 3% 3% Low-e 17% 19% 34% 37% 48% 54% Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% Note(s): Source(s): (2) 1) Includes double- and triple-pane sealed units and stock glazing with storm windows. 2) Included as part of the Tinted category. EIA, 2003 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption and Expenditures: Consumption and Expenditures Tables, June 2006, Table B1 for stock data; AAMA/NWWDA, 1996 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows and Doors, Table 27, p. 60 for 1995 usage values; 2003 AAMA/WDMA Study of the U.S. Market

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 9.4 High Performance Buildings  

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6 6 Case Study, The Solaire, New York, New York (Apartments/Multi-Family) Building Design Floor Area: 357,000 SF Units: 293 Maximum Occupancy: 700 Floors: 27 Site Size: 0.38 Acres Typical Occupancy(1): 578 Black-Water Treatment Facility (2) Shell Windows Material: Double Glazed, Low-e, Thermal Breaks with Insulated Spacers Operable Windows Fixed Windows Visual Transminttance 0.68 0.68 Solar Heat Gain Coefficient 0.35 0.35 U-Factor 0.47 0.41 Wall/Roof Material R-Value Exterior Walls: Insulated brick and concrete block 8.4 Roof: Roof top garden(green roof) 22.7 HVAC Two direct-fired natural gas absorption chillers 4-Pipe fan-coil units in individual aparments Power/Energy(3) PV System(4): 1,300 SF (76 custom panels) of west facing PV rated for 11 kW . These panels are integrated into the building facade.

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Overpotential-Dependent Phase Transformation Pathways  

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An objective in battery development for higher storage energy density is the design of compounds that can accommodate maximum changes in ion concentration over useful electrochemical windows. Not surprisingly, many storage compounds undergo phase transitions in situ, including production of metastable phases. Unique to this environment is the frequent application of electrical over- and underpotentials, which are the electrical analogs to undercooling and superheating. Surprisingly, overpotential effects on phase stability and transformation mechanisms have not been studied in detail. Here we use synchrotron X-ray diffraction performed in situ during potentiostatic and galvanostatic cycling, combined with phase-field modeling, to reveal a remarkable dependence of phase transition pathway on overpotential in the model olivine Li{sub 1-x}FePO{sub 4}. For a sample of particle size {approx}113 nm, at both low (e.g., <20 mV) and high (>75 mV) overpotentials a crystal-to-crystal olivine transformation dominates, whereas at intermediate overpotentials a crystalline-to-amorphous phase transition is preferred. As particle sizes decrease to the nanoscale, amorphization is further emphasized. Implications for battery use and design are considered.

Y Kao; M Tang; N Meethong; J Bai; W Carter; Y Chiang

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A BAYESIAN MONTE CARLO ANALYSIS OF THE M-{sigma} RELATION  

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We present an analysis of selection biases in the M{sub bh}-{sigma} relation using Monte Carlo simulations including the sphere of influence resolution selection bias and a selection bias in the velocity dispersion distribution. We find that the sphere of influence selection bias has a significant effect on the measured slope of the M{sub bh}-{sigma} relation, modeled as {beta}{sub intrinsic} = -4.69 + 2.22{beta}{sub measured}, where the measured slope is shallower than the model slope in the parameter range of {beta} > 4, with larger corrections for steeper model slopes. Therefore, when the sphere of influence is used as a criterion to exclude unreliable measurements, it also introduces a selection bias that needs to be modeled to restore the intrinsic slope of the relation. We find that the selection effect due to the velocity dispersion distribution of the sample, which might not follow the overall distribution of the population, is not important for slopes of {beta} {approx} 4-6 of a logarithmically linear M{sub bh}-{sigma} relation, which could impact some studies that measure low (e.g., {beta} < 4) slopes. Combining the selection biases in velocity dispersions and the sphere of influence cut, we find that the uncertainty of the slope is larger than the value without modeling these effects and estimate an intrinsic slope of {beta} = 5.28{sup +0.84}{sub -0.55}.

Morabito, Leah K.; Dai Xinyu, E-mail: morabito@nhn.ou.edu, E-mail: dai@nhn.ou.edu [Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019 (United States)

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New electric-field scaling law for swarm experiments  

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We generalize the familiar result that the drift velocity Vd and the product pD of the pressure and the diffusion coefficient depend on pressure p and electric field E only through the ratio Ep in swarm experiments. Our new scaling law applies to different systems to the extent that their elastic and inelastic cross sections are in the same ratio. We present model calculations of Vd for electrons in gaseous CH4-Ar and CH4-He4 mixtures predicting that the scaling is approximately obeyed if the CH4 concentrations are appropriately related. We also examine Vd and D? data for electrons in CH4 and SiH4 at low E and find that the scaling is approximately obeyed with a factor of 6. This suggests strongly that the low energy (?1 eV) effective elastic and inelastic electron cross sections for these molecules have approximately the same shape and differ by the same factor, which is approximately 6. Thus in particular we predict a Ramsauer minimum for SiH4, which has been suggested previously.

P. Kleban; L. Foreman; H. Ted Davis

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated window systems: An advanced energy-efficient residential fenestration product  

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The last several years have produced a wide variety of new window products aimed at reducing the energy impacts associated with residential windows. Improvements have focused on reducing the rate at which heat flows through the total window product by conduction/convection and thermal radiation (quantified by the U-factor) as well as in controlling solar heat gain (measured by the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) or Shading Coefficient (SC)). Significant improvements in window performance have been made with low-E coated glazings, gas fills in multiple pane windows and with changes in spacer and frame materials and designs. These improvements have been changes to existing design concepts. They have pushed the limits of the individual features and revealed weaknesses. The next generation of windows will have to incorporate new materials and ideas, like recessed night insulation, seasonal sun shades and structural window frames, into the design, manufacturing and construction process, to produce an integrated window system that will be an energy and comfort asset.

Arasteh, D.; Griffith, B.; LaBerge, P.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating Fenestration Products for Zero-Energy Buildings: Issuesfor Discussion  

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

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

2006-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy performance of a dual airflow window under different climates  

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Ventilated windows have shown great potential in conserving energy in buildings and provide fresh air to improve indoor air quality. This paper reports our effort to use EnergyPlus to simulate the energy performance of a dual airflow window under different climates. Our investigation first developed a network model to account for the two-dimensional heat transfer in the window system and implemented it in EnergyPlus. The two-dimensional assumption and the modified EnergyPlus program were validated by the measured temperatures of the window and the energy demand of a test cell with the window under actual weather conditions. Then EnergyPlus was applied to analyze energy performance of a small apartment installed with the dual airflow windows in five different climate zones in China. The energy used by the apartment with blinds windows and low-e windows was also calculated for comparison. The dual airflow window can reduce heating energy of the apartment, especially in cold climate. The cooling energy reduction by the window was less important than that by shading solar radiation. The dual airflow window is recommended for colder climate. If improving air quality is a major consideration for a building, the window can be used in any climate.

Jingshu Wei; Jianing Zhao; Qingyan Chen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Li+ alumino-silicate ion source  

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To uniformly heat targets to electron-volt temperatures for the study of warm dense matter, one strategy is to deposit most of the ion energy at the peak of energy loss (dE/dx) with a low (E< 5 MeV) kinetic energy beam and a thin target[1]. Lower mass ions have a peak dE/dx at a lower kinetic energy. To this end, a small lithium (Li+) alumino-silicate source has been fabricated, and its emission limit has been measured. These surface ionization sources are heated to 1000-1150 C where they preferentially emit singly ionized alkali ions. Alumino-silicates sources of K+ and Cs+ have been used extensively in beam experiments, but there are additional challenges for the preparation of high-quality Li+ sources: There are tighter tolerances in preparing and sintering the alumino-silicate to the substrate to produce an emitter that gives uniform ion emission, sufficient current density and low beam emittance. We report on recent measurements ofhigh ( up to 35 mA/cm2) current density from a Li+ source. Ion species identification of possible contaminants is being verified with a Wien (E x B) filter, and via time-of-flight.

Roy, P.K.; Seidl, P.A.; Waldron, W.; Greenway, W.; Lidia, S.; Anders, A.; Kwan, J.

2009-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Empirical assessment of a prismatic daylight-redirecting window film in a  

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Empirical assessment of a prismatic daylight-redirecting window film in a Empirical assessment of a prismatic daylight-redirecting window film in a full-scale office testbed Title Empirical assessment of a prismatic daylight-redirecting window film in a full-scale office testbed Publication Type Conference Paper LBNL Report Number LBNL-6496E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Thanachareonkit, Anothai, Eleanor S. Lee, and Andrew McNeil Conference Name Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Annual Conference 2013 Date Published 10/2013 Conference Location Huntington Beach, California Keywords building energy efficiency., daylighting, microstructure film, prismatic film, windows Abstract Daylight redirecting systems with vertical windows have the potential to offset lighting energy use in deep perimeter zones. Microstructured prismatic window films can be manufactured using low-cost, roll-to-roll fabrication methods and adhered to the inside surface of existing windows as a retrofit measure or installed as a replacement insulating glass unit in the clerestory portion of the window wall. A clear film patterned with linear, 50-250 micrometer high, four-sided asymmetrical prisms was fabricated and installed in the south-facing, clerestory low-e, clear glazed windows of a full-scale testbed facility. Views through the film were distorted. The film was evaluated in a sunny climate over a two-year period to gauge daylighting and visual comfort performance. The daylighting aperture was small (window-to-wall ratio of 0.18) and the lower windows were blocked off to isolate the evaluation to the window film. Workplane illuminance measurements were made in the 4.6 m (15 ft) deep room furnished as a private office. Analysis of discomfort glare was conducted using high dynamic range imaging coupled with the evalglare software tool, which computes the daylight glare= probability and other metrics used to evaluate visual discomfort.

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A Design Guide for Early-Market Electrochromic Windows  

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Early-Market Electrochromic Windows Early-Market Electrochromic Windows Title A Design Guide for Early-Market Electrochromic Windows Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-59950 Year of Publication 2006 Authors Lee, Eleanor S., Stephen E. Selkowitz, Robert D. Clear, Dennis L. DiBartolomeo, Joseph H. Klems, Luis L. Fernandes, Gregory J. Ward, Vorapat Inkarojrit, and Mehry Yazdanian Call Number LBNL-59950 Abstract Switchable variable-tint electrochromic windows preserve the view out while modulating transmitted light, glare, and solar heat gains and can reduce energy use and peak demand. To provide designers objective information on the risks and benefits of this technology, this study offers data from simulations, laboratory tests, and a 2.5-year field test of prototype large-area electrochromic windows evaluated under outdoor sun and sky conditions. The study characterized the prototypes in terms of transmittance range, coloring uniformity, switching speed, and control accuracy. It also integrated the windows with a daylighting control system and then used sensors and algorithms to balance energy efficiency and visual comfort, demonstrating the importance of intelligent design and control strategies to provide the best performance. Compared to an efficient low-e window with the same daylighting control system, the electrochromic window showed annual peak cooling load reductions from control of solar heat gains of 19-26% and lighting energy use savings of 48-67% when controlled for visual comfort. Subjects strongly preferred the electrochromic window over the reference window, with preferences related to perceived reductions in glare, reflections on the computer monitor, and window luminance. The EC windows provide provided the benefit of greater access to view year-round. Though not definitive, findings can be of great value to building professionals.

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Utilization of municipal wastewater for cooling in thermoelectric power plants  

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A process simulation model has been developed using Aspen Plus(R) with the OLI (OLI System, Inc.) water chemistry model to predict water quality in the recirculating cooling loop utilizing secondary- and tertiary-treated municipal wastewater as the source of makeup water. Simulation results were compared with pilot-scale experimental data on makeup water alkalinity, loop pH, and ammonia evaporation. The effects of various parameters including makeup water quality, salt formation, NH{sub 3} and CO{sub 2} evaporation mass transfer coefficients, heat load, and operating temperatures were investigated. The results indicate that, although the simulation model can capture the general trends in the loop pH, experimental data on the rates of salt precipitation in the system are needed for more accurate prediction of the loop pH. It was also found that stripping of ammonia and carbon dioxide in the cooling tower can influence the cooling loop pH significantly. The effects of the NH{sub 3} mass transfer coefficient on cooling loop pH appear to be more significant at lower values (e.g., k{sub NH3}< 410{sup -3} m/s) when the makeup water alkalinity is low (e.g., <90 mg/L as CaCO{sub 3}). The effect of the CO{sub 2} mass transfer coefficient was found to be significant only at lower alkalinity values (e.g., k{sub CO2}<410{{sup -6} m/s).

Safari, Iman; Walker, Michael E.; Hsieh, Ming-Kai; Dzombak, David A.; Liu, Wenshi; Vidic, Radisav D.; Miller, David C.; Abbasian, Javad

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Influence of Increased Ambient Lighting on Mass Detection in Mammograms  

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Rationale and Objectives Recent research has provided evidence that in reading rooms equipped with liquid crystal displays (LCDs), a measured increase of ambient lighting may improve clinicians' detection performance. In agreement with this research, the American College of Radiology (ACR) has recommended a moderate increase of ambient lighting in mammography reading rooms. This study was designed to examine the effect of a controlled increase of ambient lighting in mammography reading rooms on the diagnostic performance of breast imaging radiologists. Materials and Methods Four breast imaging radiologists read 86 mammograms (43 containing subtle cancerous masses and 43 normal) under low (E = 1 lux) and elevated (E = 50 lux) ambient lighting levels on a Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicinecalibrated, medical-grade LCD. Radiologists were asked to identify cancerous masses and to rate their detection confidence. Observer areas under the curve (AUCs) were calculated using a receiver-operating characteristic analysis of fully paired results. Additionally, average observer selection times under both ambient lighting levels were determined. Results Average radiologist \\{AUCs\\} decreased with elevated ambient lighting (0.78 0.03 to 0.72 0.04). Observer performance differences, however, were of the same order of magnitude as interobserver variability and were not statistically significant. Average selection times under increased ambient lighting remained constant or decreased, with the greatest decrease occurring for false-positive (20.4 18.9 to 14.4 9.6 seconds) and true-positive (18.0 13.8 to 12.9 9.4 seconds) selections. Conclusion The results agree with those of previous studies in that observer performance differences under a controlled increase of ambient lighting are not statistically significant. On the basis of these findings and ACR guidelines, a moderate increase of ambient lighting in mammography reading rooms is still suggested, but further research with additional cases and observers should be considered.

Benjamin J. Pollard; Ehsan Samei; Amarpreet S. Chawla; Jay Baker; Sujata Ghate; Connie Kim; Mary S. Soo; Noriyuki Hashimoto

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercializing government-sponsored innovations: Twelve successful buildings case studies  

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This report examines the commercialization and use of R and D results funded by DOE's Office of Buildings and Community Systems (OBCS), an office that is dedicated to improving the energy efficiency of the nation's buildings. Three goals guided the research described in this report: to improve understanding of the factors that hinder or facilitate the transfer of OBCS R and D results, to determine which technology transfer strategies are most effective and under what circumstances each is appropriate, and to document the market penetration and energy savings achieved by successfully-commercialized innovations that have received OBCS support. Twelve successfully-commercialized innovations are discussed here. The methodology employed involved a review of the literature, interviews with innovation program managers and industry personnel, and data collection from secondary sources. Six generic technology transfer strategies are also described. Of these, contracting R and D to industrial partners is found to be the most commonly used strategy in our case studies. The market penetration achieved to date by the innovations studied ranges from less than 1% to 100%. For the three innovations with the highest predicted levels of energy savings (i.e., the flame retention head oil burner, low-E windows, and solid-state ballasts), combined cumulative savings by the year 2000 are likely to approach 2 quads. To date the energy savings for these three innovations have been about 0.2 quads. Our case studies illustrate the important role federal agencies can play in commercializing new technologies. 27 refs., 21 figs., 4 tabs.

Brown, M.A.; Berry, L.G.; Goel, R.K.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental performance evaluation of aerogel glazing systems  

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Energy savings for heating, air conditioning and illuminating plants could be improved by innovative Transparent Insulation Materials (TIMs), which aim to optimize two opposite requirements: transparency and thermal insulation. Aerogel is one of the most promising materials for use in highly energy-efficient windows: in addition to the low thermal conductivity (down to 0.010W/(mK) in evacuated conditions), a high solar energy and daylight transmittance is achieved. Eight samples were manufactured, by assembling several types of glass with monolithic and granular aerogel in the interspace. U-values slightly higher than 1W/m2K were obtained for all the samples. The monolithic aerogel introduced a better light transmittance (?v=0.60) than granular one (?v=0.27), while U-values were comparable in non-evacuated conditions. With respect to a conventional window (double glazing with a low-e layer), 55% reduction in heat losses was achieved by monolithic aerogel, with only a 25% reduction in light transmittance; for the granular systems, the reduction was about 25% in heat losses, but 66% in light transmission. In order to evaluate the aerogel employing in buildings, a prototype of an aluminum frame window with granular aerogel in interspace was realized. Thermal and acoustic properties of the prototype were evaluated according to the standards. The thermal transmittance of the innovative glazing system was little lower than 1W/(m2K) and it showed also good acoustic properties: the Rw index was 3dB higher than the one of a conventional window with air in interspace.

C. Buratti; E. Moretti

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental techniques for measuring temperature and velocity fields to improve the use and validation of building heat transfer models  

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When modeling thermal performance of building components and envelopes, researchers have traditionally relied on average surface heat-transfer coefficients that often do not accurately represent surface heat-transfer phenomena at any specific point on the component being evaluated. The authors have developed new experimental techniques that measure localized surface heat-flow phenomena resulting from convection. The data gathered using these new experimental procedures can be used to calculate local film coefficients and validate complex models of room and building envelope heat flows. These new techniques use a computer-controlled traversing system to measure both temperatures and air velocities in the boundary layer near the surface of a building component, in conjunction with current methods that rely on infrared (IR) thermography to measure surface temperatures. Measured data gathered using these new experimental procedures are presented here for two specimens: (1) a Calibrated Transfer Standard (CTS) that approximates a constant-heat-flux, flat plate; and (2) a dual-glazed, low-emittance (low-e), wood-frame window. The specimens were tested under steady-state heat flow conditions in laboratory thermal chambers. Air temperature and mean velocity data are presented with high spatial resolution (0.25- to 25-mm density). Local surface heat-transfer film coefficients are derived from the experimental data by means of a method that calculates heat flux using a linear equation for air temperature in the inner region of the boundary layer. Local values for convection surface heat-transfer rate vary from 1 to 4.5 W/m{sup 2} {center_dot} K. Data for air velocity show that convection in the warm-side thermal chamber is mixed forced/natural, but local velocity maximums occur from 4 to 8 mm from the window glazing.

Griffith, Brent; Turler, Daniel; Goudey, Howdy; Arasteh, Dariush

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An experimental study of the thermal performance of a novel photovoltaic double-skin facade in Hong Kong  

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Abstract Ventilated building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) facades can not only generate electricity at the locations of buildings themselves but if designed optimally, such facades can also reduce the respective heat gains and heat losses in summer and winter via the building envelope. The development of a novel ventilated BIPV double-skin facade (DSF), constituted by a see-through amorphous silicon (a-Si) PV module and an inward opening window, is reported in this paper. In order to enhance ventilation, an air-flow duct, 400mm in depth is situated between the outside PV module and the inside window. This ventilation design can remove much of the waste heat generated by the PV module energy conversion processes, and thus bring down the operating temperature of the solar cells. Infrared thermal imaging was adopted in relation to the ventilated PV-DSF to visually demonstrate this ventilating effect. It was found that the air temperature at the outlet louver is higher than that at the inlet louver by 2.22.3C. The thermal performance of PV-DSFs operating in different modes was studied and compared. The results showed that the ventilated PV-DSF provides the lowest solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), while the non-ventilated PV-DSF better reduces heat loss. Based on the experimental results, the optimum operation strategy for the PV-DSF under different weather conditions has been determined and proposed. This novel PV-DSF is more suitable for sub-tropical climates because it results in a much lower SHGC than that of a low-e coating DSF.

Jinqing Peng; Lin Lu; Hongxing Yang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fenestration of Today and Tomorrow: A State-of-the-Art Review and Future  

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Fenestration of Today and Tomorrow: A State-of-the-Art Review and Future Fenestration of Today and Tomorrow: A State-of-the-Art Review and Future Research Opportunities Title Fenestration of Today and Tomorrow: A State-of-the-Art Review and Future Research Opportunities Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-5304E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Jelle, Bjørn Petter, Andrew Hynd, Arlid Gustavsen, Dariush K. Arasteh, Howdy Goudey, and Robert Hart Journal Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells Volume 96 Start Page 1 Pagination 1-28 Date Published 01/2012 Keywords Fenestration, Low-e, Multilayer glazing, Smart window, Solar cell glazing, Vacuum glazing Abstract Fenestration of today is continuously being developed into the fenestration of tomorrow, hence offering a steadily increase of daylight and solar energy utilization and control, and at the same time providing a necessary climate screen with a satisfactory thermal comfort. Within this work a state of the art market review of the best performing fenestration products has been carried out, along with an overview of possible future research opportunities for the fenestration industry. The focus of the market review was low thermal transmittance (U-value). The lowest centre of glass Ug-values found was 0.28 W/(m2K) and 0.30 W/(m2K), which was from a suspended coating glazing product and an aerogel glazing product, respectively. However, the majority of high performance products found were triple glazed. The lowest frame U-value was 0.61 W/(m2K). Vacuum glazing, smart windows, solar cell glazing, window frames, self cleaning glazing, low-emissivity coatings and spacers were also reviewed, thus also representing possibilities for controlling and harvesting the solar radiation energy. Currently, vacuum glazing, new spacer materials and solutions, electrochromic windows and aerogel glazing seem to have the largest potential for improving the thermal performance and daylight and solar properties in fenestration products. Aerogel glazing has the lowest potential U-values, ~ 0.1 W/(m2K), but requires further work to improve the visible transmittance. Electrochromic vaccum glazing and evacuated aerogel glazing are two vacuum related solutions which have a large potential. There may also be opportunities for completely new material innovations which could revolutionize the fenestration industry.

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On The Origin Of High Energy Correlations in Gamma-ray Bursts  

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I investigate the origin of the observed correlation between a gamma-ray burst's {nu}F{sub {nu}} spectral peak E{sub pk} and its isotropic equivalent energy E{sub iso} through the use of a population synthesis code to model the prompt gamma-ray emission from GRBs. By using prescriptions for the distribution of prompt spectral parameters as well as the population's luminosity function and co-moving rate density, I generate a simulated population of GRBs and examine how bursts of varying spectral properties and redshift would appear to a gamma-ray detector here on Earth. I find that a strong observed correlation can be produced between the source frame Epk and Eiso for the detected population despite the existence of only a weak and broad correlation in the original simulated population. The energy dependance of a gamma-ray detector's flux-limited detection threshold acts to produce a correlation between the source frame E{sub pk} and E{sub iso} for low luminosity GRBs, producing the left boundary of the observed correlation. Conversely, very luminous GRBs are found at higher redshifts than their low luminosity counterparts due to the standard Malquest bias, causing bursts in the low E{sub pk}, high E{sub iso} regime to go undetected because their E{sub pk} values would be redshifted to energies at which most gamma-ray detectors become less sensitive. I argue that it is this previously unexamined effect which produces the right boundary of the observed correlation. Therefore, the origin of the observed correlation is a complex combination of the instrument's detection threshold, the intrinsic cutoff in the GRB luminosity function, and the broad range of redshifts over which GRBs are detected. Although the GRB model presented here is a very simplified representation of the complex nature of GRBs, these simulations serve to demonstrate how selection effects caused by a combination of instrumental sensitivity and the cosmological nature of an astrophysical population can act to produce an artificially strong correlation between observed properties.

Kocevski, Daniel

2012-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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ON THE ORIGIN OF HIGH-ENERGY CORRELATIONS IN GAMMA-RAY BURSTS  

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I investigate the origin of the observed correlation between a gamma-ray burst's (GRB's) {nu}F{sub {nu}} spectral peak E{sub pk} and its isotropic equivalent energy E{sub iso} through the use of a population synthesis code to model the prompt gamma-ray emission from GRBs. By using prescriptions for the distribution of prompt spectral parameters as well as the population's luminosity function and comoving rate density, I generate a simulated population of GRBs and examine how bursts of varying spectral properties and redshift would appear to a gamma-ray detector here on Earth. I find that a strong observed correlation can be produced between the source frame E{sub pk} and E{sub iso} for the detected population despite the existence of only a weak and broad correlation in the original simulated population. The energy dependance of a gamma-ray detector's flux-limited detection threshold acts to produce a correlation between the source frame E{sub pk} and E{sub iso} for low-luminosity GRBs, producing the left boundary of the observed correlation. Conversely, very luminous GRBs are found at higher redshifts than their low-luminosity counterparts due to the standard Malquest bias, causing bursts in the low E{sub pk}, high E{sub iso} regime to go undetected because their E{sub pk} values would be redshifted to energies at which most gamma-ray detectors become less sensitive. I argue that it is this previously unexamined effect which produces the right boundary of the observed correlation. Therefore, the origin of the observed correlation is a complex combination of the instrument's detection threshold, the intrinsic cutoff in the GRB luminosity function, and the broad range of redshifts over which GRBs are detected. Although the GRB model presented here is a very simplified representation of the complex nature of GRBs, these simulations serve to demonstrate how selection effects caused by a combination of instrumental sensitivity and the cosmological nature of an astrophysical population can act to produce an artificially strong correlation between observed properties.

Kocevski, Daniel [Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford University, 2575 Sand Hill Road M/S 29, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (United States)

2012-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Anterior Myocardial Territory May Replace the Heart as Organ at Risk in Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy for Left-Sided Breast Cancer  

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Purpose: We investigated whether the heart could be replaced by the anterior myocardial territory (AMT) as the organ at risk (OAR) in intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) of the breast for patients with left-sided breast cancer. Methods and Materials: Twenty-three patients with left-sided breast cancer who received postoperative radiation after breast-conserving surgery were studied. For each patient, we generated five IMRT plans including heart (H), left ventricle (LV), AMT, LV+AMT, and H+LV as the primary OARs, respectively, except both lungs and right breast, which corresponded to IMRT(H), IMRT(LV), IMRT(AMT), IMRT(LV+AMT), and IMRT(H+LV). For the planning target volumes and OARs, the parameters of dose-volume histograms were compared. Results: The homogeneity index, conformity index, and coverage index were not compromised significantly in IMRT(AMT), IMRT(LV) and IMRT(LV+ AMT), respectively, when compared with IMRT(H). The mean dose to the heart, LV, and AMT decreased 5.3-21.5% (p < 0.05), 19.9-29.5% (p < 0.05), and 13.3-24.5% (p < 0.05), respectively. Similarly, the low (e.g., V5%), middle (e.g., V20%), and high (e.g., V30%) dose-volume of the heart, LV, and AMT decreased with different levels. The mean dose and V10% of the right lung increased by 9.2% (p < 0.05) and 27.6% (p < 0.05), respectively, in IMRT(LV), and the mean dose and V5% of the right breast decreased significantly in IMRT(AMT) and IMRT(LV+AMT). IMRT(AMT) was the preferred plan and was then compared with IMRT(H+LV); the majority of dose-volume histogram parameters of OARs including the heart, LV, AMT, both lungs, and the right breast were not statistically different. However, the low dose-volume of LV increased and the middle dose-volume decreased significantly (p < 0.05) in IMRT(AMT). Also, those of the right lung (V10%, V15%) and right breast (V5%, V10%) decreased significantly (p < 0.05). Conclusions: The AMT may replace the heart as the OAR in left-sided breast IMRT after breast-conserving surgery to decrease the radiation dose to the heart.

Tan Wenyong [Department of Radiotherapy, Hubei Cancer Hospital, Wuhan (China); Key Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics of the Ministry of Education, College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan (China); Liu Dong [Department of Radiotherapy, Hubei Cancer Hospital, Wuhan (China); Xue Chenbin [Key Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics of the Ministry of Education, College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan (China); Xu Jiaozhen; Li Beihui [Department of Radiotherapy, Hubei Cancer Hospital, Wuhan (China); Chen Zhengwang [Key Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics of the Ministry of Education, College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan (China); Hu Desheng [Department of Radiotherapy, Hubei Cancer Hospital, Wuhan (China); Wang Xionghong, E-mail: tanwyym@yahoo.com.cn [Department of Radiotherapy, Hubei Cancer Hospital, Wuhan (China)

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Empirical assessment of a prismatic daylight-redirecting window film in a full-scale office testbed  

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Daylight redirecting systems with vertical windows have the potential to offset lighting energy use in deep perimeter zones. Microstructured prismatic window films can be manufactured using low-cost, roll-to-roll fabrication methods and adhered to the inside surface of existing windows as a retrofit measure or installed as a replacement insulating glass unit in the clerestory portion of the window wall. A clear film patterned with linear, 50-250 micrometer high, four-sided asymmetrical prisms was fabricated and installed in the south-facing, clerestory low-e, clear glazed windows of a full-scale testbed facility. Views through the film were distorted. The film was evaluated in a sunny climate over a two-year period to gauge daylighting and visual comfort performance. The daylighting aperture was small (window-towall ratio of 0.18) and the lower windows were blocked off to isolate the evaluation to the window film. Workplane illuminance measurements were made in the 4.6 m (15 ft) deep room furnished as a private office. Analysis of discomfort glare was conducted using high dynamic range imaging coupled with the evalglare software tool, which computes the daylight glare probability and other metrics used to evaluate visual discomfort. The window film was found to result in perceptible levels of discomfort glare on clear sunny days from the most conservative view point in the rear of the room looking toward the window. Daylight illuminance levels at the rear of the room were significantly increased above the reference window condition, which was defined as the same glazed clerestory window but with an interior Venetian blind (slat angle set to the cut-off angle), for the equinox to winter solstice period on clear sunny days. For partly cloudy and overcast sky conditions, daylight levels were improved slightly. To reduce glare, the daylighting film was coupled with a diffusing film in an insulating glazing unit. The diffusing film retained the directionality of the redirected light spreading it within a small range of outgoing angles. This solution was found to reduce glare to imperceptible levels while retaining for the most part the illuminance levels achieved solely by the daylighting film.

Thanachareonkit, Anothai; Lee, Eleanor S.; McNeil, Andrew

2013-08-31T23:59:59.000Z