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Eco-efficiency Indicators: Measuring Resource-use Efficiency and the Impact  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Eco-efficiency Indicators: Measuring Resource-use Efficiency and the Impact Eco-efficiency Indicators: Measuring Resource-use Efficiency and the Impact of Economic Activities on the Environment Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Eco-efficiency Indicators: Measuring Resource-use Efficiency and the Impact of Economic Activities on the Environment Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Topics: Co-benefits assessment, Resource assessment Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual Website: www.unescap.org/esd/environment/publications/EEI/ESCAP_EEI%20Publicati UN Region: Central Asia, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, "Pacific" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

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The impact of water and nitrogen limitation on maize biomass and resource-use efficiencies for radiation, water and nitrogen  

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Abstract The impact of limited water and nitrogen (N) supply on maize productivity and on the utilisation efficiency of key production resources (radiation, water and N) was quantified in two field experiments during consecutive seasons in Canterbury, New Zealand. In experiment 1 crops were subjected to five N treatment rates (0–400 kg N/ha) and, in experiment 2, to three N (0 to 250 kg/ha N) and two water regimes (dryland and fully irrigated) using a rain-shelter structure. Limited N and water reduced yield and affected resource-use efficiencies. Total biomass ranged from 8 Mg DM/ha for dryland nil N crops to up to 28 Mg DM/ha for fully irrigated and N fertilised crops. Radiation use efficiency declined with N and water limitation from a maximum of 1.4 g DM/MJ to 0.6 g DM/MJ. Transpiration water use efficiency was higher in water stressed crops than irrigated crops (50–70 kg DM/ha/mm) and increased linearly with N fertilizer rates in proportion to the increase in radiation use efficiency. The crop conductance decreased from 0.19 mm/MJ in irrigated crops to 0.07 mm/MJ in dryland crops with negligible response to N fertilizer rates. Nitrogen use efficiency declined with N input rates from 100 to 150 kg DM/kg N, being inversely related to the efficiency of both water and radiation use. Dryland crops recovered 25% less N from applied fertilizer than irrigated crops. These results highlight that benchmarks of resource efficiency need to consider the level of intensification of the production system and illustrate trade-offs between yield targets and the efficiency of water and N use, that depend on the scale of analysis. To establish a balance between economic returns and environmental impacts, these trade-offs need to be managed depending on the relative values assigned to the use-efficiency of each input resource in relation to crop productivity.

Edmar I. Teixeira; Michael George; Thibault Herreman; Hamish Brown; Andrew Fletcher; Emmanuel Chakwizira; John de Ruiter; Shane Maley; Alasdair Noble

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficiency measurements of TPV cells  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

An apparatus for measuring TPV cell efficiencies at different radiation intensities and for different graybody emitter temperatures has been constructed. The apparatus has been used for measuring V-I characteristics, efficiencies and fill factors for several InGaAs TPV cells. Measured results are used to determine how cells may function together with edge filters, and those results are compared with theory. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

Broman, L.; Jarefors, K. [Solar Energy Research Center, Hoegskolan Dalarna, S-781 88 Borlaenge (Sweden); Marks, J. [Department of Operational Efficiency, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7060, S-750 07 Uppsala (Sweden); Wanlass, M. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 (United States of America)

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods for measuring turbine efficiency  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This article describes the most common methods used for measuring hydro turbine efficiency. These methods are the acoustic flowmeter method, the Gibson (pressure-time) method, pressure drop across a flow restriction, propeller-driven flowmeters, the volumetric method, Winter-Kennedy taps, and the thermodynamic method. A new computerized variation of the Gibson method is also described.

O'Kelly, F.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of optical efficiency of fluorescent luminaires  

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By controlling the lamp wall temperature of fluorescent lamps with a Peltier device, the optical efficiency of luminaires can be measured directly. Measurements of the fixture efficiency for a luminaire can vary by over 8% depending upon the lamp-ballast system used in the measurement. The authors suggest that optical efficiency may be an improved metric for evaluating fixture designs. 6 refs., 3 figs., 5 tabs.

Verderber, R.R.; Morse, O.; Rubinstein, F.; Siminovitch, M.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Category Measure Minimum Efficiency / Certification  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and cooling (floor, wall, and ceiling) Radiant systems must be powered by a heat pump (electric or gas-fired, or ground-source), efficient gas boiler, or solar system (not by electric resistance) $4000-$20000 none sealing $300-$1200 Not clear if Xcel insulation/air sealing rebate applies here Energy or heat recovery

Kammen, Daniel M.

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Efficient universal programmable quantum measurements  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A universal programmable detector is a device that can be tuned to perform any desired measurement on a given quantum system, by changing the state of an ancilla. With a finite dimension d for the ancilla only approximate universal programmability is possible, with "size" d=f(1/e) increasing function of the "accuracy" 1/e. In this letter we show that, much better than the exponential size known in the literature, one can achieve polynomial size. An explicit example with linear size is also presented. Finally, we show that for covariant measurements exact programmability is feasible.

Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano; Paolo Perinotti

2004-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 20: Data Center IT Efficiency Measures  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Data centers use about 2% of the electricity in the United States; a typical data center has 100 to 200 times the energy use intensity of a commercial building. Data centers present tremendous opportunities--energy use can be reduced as much as 80% between inefficient and efficient data centers. Data center efficiency measures generally fall into the following categories: power infrastructure (e.g., more efficient uninterruptible power supplies, power distribution units); cooling (e.g., free cooling, variable-speed drives, temperature and humidity set points); airflow management (e.g., hot aisle/cold aisle, containment, grommets); and information technology efficiency (e.g., server virtualization, efficient servers, efficient data storage).

Huang, R.; Masanet, E.

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measure Guideline: High Efficiency Natural Gas Furnaces  

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This Measure Guideline covers installation of high-efficiency gas furnaces. Topics covered include when to install a high-efficiency gas furnace as a retrofit measure, how to identify and address risks, and the steps to be used in the selection and installation process. The guideline is written for Building America practitioners and HVAC contractors and installers. It includes a compilation of information provided by manufacturers, researchers, and the Department of Energy as well as recent research results from the Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR) Building America team.

Brand, L.; Rose, W.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring Transport Protocol Potential for Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Measuring Transport Protocol Potential for Energy Efficiency S. Kontogiannis, L. Mamatas, I. Psaras, Greece {skontog, emamatas, ipsaras, vtsaousi}@ee.duth.gr Abstract. We investigate the energy-saving potential of transport pro- tocols. We focus on the system-related aspect of energy. Do we have to damage

Tsaoussidis, Vassilis

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Data Center Energy Efficiency Measurement Assesment Kit Guide and Specification  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Guide describes the Federal Energy Management Program Data Center Energy Efficiency Measurement Assesment Kit and Specifications.

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Productivity benefits of industrial energy efficiency measures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the linkage between energy efficiency and productivity.and increased energy efficiency in integrated paper andand Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1997.

Worrell, Ernst

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A framework to characterize energy efficiency measures  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract The need to increase the diffusion of energy efficiency measures (EEMs) is of crucial importance to achieve a consistent reduction of energy consumption and green house gases (GHG) emissions. A clear comprehension of the characteristics of such \\{EEMs\\} could assist in gathering and capitalizing all the information needed by industrial firms in selecting and adopting technologies, as well as by policy-makers in designing appropriate policies for their diffusion. Therefore, in this study, starting from a literature review of the studies analyzing the attributes of EEMs, we aim at providing an innovative and comprehensive framework to characterize such measures, based on 17 attributes grouped according to six categories, such as: economic, energy, environmental, production-related, implementation-related and the possible interaction with other systems. We applied this scheme to an extensive range of \\{EEMs\\} in cross-cutting technologies, i.e. motors, compressed air, lighting and HVAC systems. The analysis provides a relevant contribution firstly to the structuring and the sharing of knowledge on \\{EEMs\\} and hence to the comprehension of the barriers currently hindering their adoption; secondly, it provides a structured basis for the analysis of the drivers that policy-makers should develop in order to promote industrial energy efficiency.

Andrea Trianni; Enrico Cagno; Alessio De Donatis

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures |  

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

Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures This document provides a set of model protocols for determining energy and demand savings that result from specific energy efficiency measures implemented through state and utility efficiency programs. The methods described here are approaches that are-or are among-the most commonly used in the energy efficiency industry for certain measures or programs. Acknowledgements Introduction Commercial and Industrial Lighting Evaluation Protocol Commercial and Industrial Lighting Controls Evaluation Protocol Small Commercial and Residential Unitary and Split System HVAC Cooling Equipment-Efficiency Upgrade Evaluation Protocol

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National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Webinar Slides  

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

Program Program eere.energy.gov Building Technologies Program National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Unveiled Welcome to the Webinar! We will start at 12:00 Noon Eastern Standard Time Be sure that you are also dialed into the telephone conference call: Dial-in number: 888-394-4822 ; Pass code: 7170033 (If asked for a PIN #, press *0) Download the presentation at http://www.buildings.energy.gov/webinars.html There will be a Q&A session at the end. Questions will be submitted electronically and answered verbally. Submit your questions by selecting "Q&A" on the menu at the top, click in the top box, type your question and click "Ask."

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Essays on Efficiency Measurement with Environmental Applications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Environmental Regulation, Productive Efficiency, and Cost of Pollution Abatement: A Case Study of Sugar Industry in India. ”

Levkoff, Steven Benjamin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring, Analyzing and Improving Airline Efficiency | GE Global...  

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Measuring, Analyzing and Improving Airline Efficiency Michael Durling 2012.09.24 Hello - my name is Mike Durling. I manage the Supervisory Control & Systems Integration Lab...

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Measurement and Verification of Low Income Energy Efficiency Programs in  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Measurement and Verification of Low Income Energy Efficiency Programs in Measurement and Verification of Low Income Energy Efficiency Programs in Brazil: Methodological Challenges Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Measurement and Verification of Low Income Energy Efficiency Programs in Brazil: Methodological Challenges Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Topics: Socio-Economic Website: www.eceee.org/conference_proceedings/eceee/2009/Panel_3/3.049/ Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/measurement-and-verification-low-inco Language: English Policies: "Regulations,Financial Incentives" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. Regulations: Feebates This report presents results from Brazilian electric utilities evaluation

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Policies and Measures to Realise Industrial Energy Efficiency and Mitigate  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Policies and Measures to Realise Industrial Energy Efficiency and Mitigate Policies and Measures to Realise Industrial Energy Efficiency and Mitigate Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Policies and Measures to Realise Industrial Energy Efficiency and Mitigate Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Industrial Development Organization Sector: Energy Focus Area: Conventional Energy, Energy Efficiency, Industry Topics: GHG inventory, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Publications Website: www.unido.org/fileadmin/user_media/Publications/Pub_free/UNEnergy2009P Policies and Measures to Realise Industrial Energy Efficiency and Mitigate Climate Change Screenshot References: Policies and Measures to Realise Industrial Energy Efficiency and Mitigate Climate Change[1]

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Measuring Corporate Social Performance: An Efficiency Perspective  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Forthcoming Production and Operations Management Abstract Aggregation of corporate social performance (CSP Analysis (DEA) to compute a CSP index. DEA is independent of subjective weight specifications and provides an efficiency index to benchmark the CSP of firms. Using CSP data from 2,190 firms in three major industries

Delmas, Magali

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National Residential Efficiency Measures Database- Building America Top Innovation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This Building America Innovations profile describes the DOE-sponsored National Residential Efficiency Measures Database, which contains performance characteristics and cost estimates for nearly 3,000 energy retrofit measures. To date, it is used in four prominent DOE software packages to help optimize energy-efficiency recommendations.

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Uniform Methods Project: Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The first set of protocols for determining energy savings from energy efficiency measures and programs were published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in April 2013. Funded by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the developed protocols provide a straightforward method for evaluating gross energy savings for each of the most common residential and commercial measures and programs offered by ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs in the United States.

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Measuring Energy Efficiency Report in Html: Table of Contents  

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

Report: Measuring Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy Report: Measuring Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy Measuring Energy Efficiency In The United States' Economy: A Beginning Measuring Energy Efficiency in the United States' Economy (file size .94 MB) pages: 105. To View and/or Print Report (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) - Download Adobe Acrobat Reader. Executive Summary Introduction Defining Energy Efficiency and Its Measurement Residential Sector Introduction Major Data Sources Energy Consumption in the Residential Sector Demand Indicators Energy-Intensity Indicators in the Residential Sector Strength and Limitations of the Energy-Intensity Indicators Commercial Buildings Sector Introduction Major Data Sources Energy Consumption in the Commercial Buildings Sector Demand Indicators Energy-Intensity Indicators in the Commercial Buildings Sector

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National Residential Efficiency Measures Database | Department of Energy  

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

Residential Residential Efficiency Measures Database National Residential Efficiency Measures Database This photo shows a man in a white hazardous materials suit blowing insulation inside of an attic. He is wearing a headlamp on his head and the beam shines in the general direction of the insulation tube he is holding. Home improvement can be expensive. The good news is that many energy efficiency improvements quickly pay for themselves in energy savings. Having accurate and consistent performance and cost data for energy efficiency measures enables researchers and the building industry to determine the most cost-effective means of improving existing homes all across the nation. The National Residential Efficiency Measures Database is a centralized resource of residential building retrofit measures and associated estimated

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NREL: National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Home Page  

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National Residential Efficiency Measures Database National Renewable Energy Laboratory National Residential Efficiency Measures Database National Renewable Energy Laboratory The National Residential Efficiency Measures Database is a publicly available, centralized resource of residential building retrofit measures and costs for the U.S. building industry. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy, NREL developed this tool to help users determine the most cost-effective retrofit measures for improving energy efficiency of existing homes. Learn more about the database. By accessing the database, the user agrees to the terms and conditions of use. View Data Now Supporting Resources The following resources provide more information about the data and allow you to download the data. Data dictionary XML file download Simulation Protocols Glossary

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SEE Action Webinar on Energy Efficiency Measure Cost Studies  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presented by State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action), this webinar will explain the importance of measure cost studies, review the current "state of the science" of measure cost development and estimation, and explore opportunities for future collaboration and advancement of measure cost research.

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Energy efficiency measurement in agriculture with imprecise energy content information  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Measuring energy efficiency is crucial when planning energy reduction policies. However, decision makers are understandably reluctant to act in the absence of solid data and results supporting a policy position. This paper proposes a methodology to measure the energy efficiency of farms based on the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) approach. In a manner similar to the cost framework, we decompose energy efficiency measurements into technical and allocative efficiencies in energy contents of inputs. In this study, we replace input prices used in traditional economic efficiency measurements by their energy content. We use the energy efficiency model to explore the optimal input-mix that produces the current outputs at minimum energy-consumption. We demonstrate that this decomposition can help policy makers design accurate energy policies. However, the uncertainty of the data and, more particularly, the energy content of the inputs leads us to recommend using the methodologies to calculate the bounds of efficiency to obtain more plausible and robust results. Based on our analysis, energy efficiency is not a fixed value, and policy-makers should consider it with caution. We use a 2007 database of French farms specialised in field crops for empirical illustration.

Stéphane Blancard; Elsa Martin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Residential Efficiency Measures Database | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Jump to: navigation, search Tool Name National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Tool Author National Renewable Energy Laboratory Regional Focus National Focus Area Building Energy Efficiency Implementation Phase Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed Type CommunityEnergyToolType Modeling Tool Cost Free User Interface Website, Other Website http://www.nrel.gov/ap/retrofits/index.cfm Tool Users The National Residential Efficiency Measures Database is a publicly available, centralized resource of residential building retrofit measures and costs for the U.S. building industry.

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National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Unveiled (text version)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Below is the text version of the Webinar titled "National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Unveiled," originally presented on January 18, 2011. In addition to this text version of the audio...

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Implementation of Energy Efficiency Measures and Continuous Commissioning  

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Implementation of Energy Efficiency Measures and Continuous Commissioning Implementation of Energy Efficiency Measures and Continuous Commissioning in Two High-tech Buildings in Silicon Valley Speaker(s): Yaolin Lin Date: September 7, 2010 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Mark Levine Continuous commissioning on existing buildings aims at resolving building mechanical system operation problems, improving system reliability, improving occupants' thermal comfort, increasing building energy efficiency, minimizing retrofit cost, and achieving energy savings at the same time. Dr. Lin will present the implementation of energy efficiency measures on two high-tech buildings in Silicon Valley, California. A total saving of 16,000,000kWh/yr in electricity was achieved and confirmed by measurements from 23 power meters throughout the two buildings. Saving of

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Measuring energy efficiency in the United States` economy: A beginning  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Energy efficiency is a vital component of the Nation`s energy strategy. One of the Department of Energy`s missions are to promote energy efficiency to help the Nation manage its energy resources. The ability to define and measure energy efficiency is essential to this objective. In the absence of consistent defensible measures, energy efficiency is a vague, subjective concept that engenders directionless speculation and confusion rather than insightful analysis. The task of defining and measuring energy efficiency and creating statistical measures as descriptors is a daunting one. This publication is not a final product, but is EIA`s first attempt to define and measure energy efficiency in a systematic and robust manner for each of the sectors and the United States economy as a whole. In this process, EIA has relied on discussions, customer reviews, in-house reviews, and seminars that have focused on energy efficiency in each of the sectors. EIA solicits the continued participation of its customers in further refining this work.

NONE

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Success factors of energy efficiency measures in buildings in Norway  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract The aim of the study was to identify factors and parameters, which could contribute to the successful implementation of energy efficiency measures in buildings, and to find which parameters introduce uncertainties in achieving the planned energy savings. A database of 41 buildings was developed for the analysis. The database contained information related to buildings, energy efficiency measures, and energy use over several years. A presentation method for the persistence of the energy efficiency measures was introduced. Through the energy performance contract, energy savings of 30% of the total energy use were suggested on average. The results showed that the success factors of the energy efficiency measures were: previous energy use, project cost, consultant experience and engagement, and implementation of a good operation plan. The persistence of the energy efficiency measures was influenced by the achieved savings in the first year, the guaranty period, and the implementation of the operation measures. Uncertainties in the presented results were induced by the following factors: temperature correction method, difference in reported building area, correctness of the information regarding the implemented measures, and calculation method. The uncertainty due to lack of information or not delivering the operation measures was about 20% of the total energy use.

Natasa Nord; Stine Fjærli Sjøthun

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring energy efficiency: Is energy intensity a good evidence base?  

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Abstract There is a widespread assumption in energy statistics and econometrics that energy intensity and energy efficiency are equivalent measures of energy performance of economies. The paper points to the discrepancy between the engineering concept of energy efficiency and the energy intensity as it is understood in macroeconomic statistics. This double discrepancy concerns definitions (while engineering concept of energy efficiency is based on the thermodynamic definition, energy intensity includes economic measures) and use. With regard to the latter, the authors conclude that energy intensity can only provide indirect and delayed evidence of technological and engineering energy efficiency of energy conversion processes, which entails shortcomings for management and policymaking. Therefore, we suggest to stop considering subsectoral, sectoral and other levels of energy intensities as aggregates of lower-level energy efficiency. It is suggested that the insufficiency of energy intensity indicators can be compensated with the introduction of thermodynamic indicators describing energy efficiency at the physical, technological, enterprise, sub-sector, sectoral and national levels without references to any economic or financial parameters. Structured statistical data on thermodynamic efficiency is offered as a better option for identifying break-through technologies and technological bottle-necks that constrain efficiency advancements. It is also suggested that macro-level thermodynamic indicators should be based on the thermodynamic first law efficiency and the energy quality problem may be left to enterprise-level thermoeconomic optimization.

L. Proskuryakova; A. Kovalev

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Framework for Comparative Assessments of Energy Efficiency Policy Measures  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

When policy makers propose new policies, there is a need to assess the costs and benefits of the proposed policy measures, to compare them to existing and alternative policies, and to rank them according to their effectiveness. In the case of equipment energy efficiency regulations, comparing the effects of a range of alternative policy measures requires evaluating their effects on consumers’ budgets, on national energy consumption and economics, and on the environment. Such an approach should be able to represent in a single framework the particularities of each policy measure and provide comparable results. This report presents an integrated methodological framework to assess prospectively the energy, economic, and environmental impacts of energy efficiency policy measures. The framework builds on the premise that the comparative assessment of energy efficiency policy measures should (a) rely on a common set of primary data and parameters, (b) follow a single functional approach to estimate the energy, economic, and emissions savings resulting from each assessed measure, and (c) present results through a set of comparable indicators. This framework elaborates on models that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has used in support of its rulemakings on mandatory energy efficiency standards. In addition to a rigorous analysis of the impacts of mandatory standards, DOE compares the projected results of alternative policy measures to those projected to be achieved by the standards. The framework extends such an approach to provide a broad, generic methodology, with no geographic or sectoral limitations, that is useful for evaluating any type of equipment energy efficiency market intervention. The report concludes with a demonstration of how to use the framework to compare the impacts estimated for twelve policy measures focusing on increasing the energy efficiency of gas furnaces in the United States.

Blum, Helcio; Atkinson, Barbara; Lekov, Alex

2011-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Performance with Energy Star High Efficiency Measure Incentive (HEMI)  

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

Home Performance with Energy Star High Efficiency Measure Incentive Home Performance with Energy Star High Efficiency Measure Incentive (HEMI) Home Performance with Energy Star High Efficiency Measure Incentive (HEMI) < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Cooling Appliances & Electronics Sealing Your Home Ventilation Manufacturing Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate $3,000 Program Info State New York Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount 10% of project costs Provider New York State Energy Research and Development Authority The New York State Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) offers an incentive for homeowners of 1-4 homes that participate in the Home Performance with Energy Star program. The program entitles the participant

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Energy Efficiency Measurement & Verification in South Africa  

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Energy Efficiency Measurement & Verification in South Africa Energy Efficiency Measurement & Verification in South Africa Speaker(s): Xiaohua Xia Date: December 17, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Stephane de la Rue du Can Measurement and verification (M&V) is the process of using measurements to reliably determine actual saving created within an individual facility by an energy management program. This talk will describe the basics of M&V, and introduce how M&V is conducted in the Republic of South Africa. Topics covered include the history of M&V in South Africa, the business structure, and the Eskom-led M&V protocols and guidelines of M&V. The talk will also present how the M&V profession is governed and regulated by the national professional body, the national standard (the first in the world), and a

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Implementation and Rejection of Industrial Steam System Energy Efficiency Measures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy  Use   and  Energy  Efficiency  Improvement  Summer   Study  on  Energy  Efficiency  in  Industry.  Summer  Study  on  Energy  Efficiency  in  Industry.  

Therkelesen, Peter

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

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Data Center Energy Efficiency Measurement Assesment Kit Guide...  

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

Improve Data Center Efficiency Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Federal High Performance Computing Data Centers Case Study: Opportunities to Improve Energy Efficiency in Three...

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A Framework for Comparative Assessments of Energy Efficiency Policy Measures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Service Energy Efficiency Baseline and Market Potentialtype of equipment energy efficiency market intervention. Theany type of energy efficiency market intervention. For the

Blum, Helcio

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient finite-time measurements under thermal regimes  

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Contrary to conventional quantum mechanics, which treats measurement as instantaneous, here we explore a model for finite-time measurement. The main two-level system interacts with the measurement apparatus in a Markovian way described by the Lindblad equation, and with an environment, which does not include the measuring apparatus. To analyse the environmental effects on the final density operator, we use the Redfield approach, allowing us to consider a non-Markovian noise. In the present hybrid theory, to trace out the environmental degrees of freedom, we use a previously-developed analytic method based on superoperator algebra and Nakajima-Zwanzig superoperators. Here, we analyse two types of system-environment interaction, phase and amplitude damping, which allows us to conclude that, in general, a finite-time quantum measurement performed during a certain period is more efficient than an instantaneous measurement performed at the end of it, because the rate of change of the populations is attenuated by the system-measurement apparatus interaction.

Carlos Alexandre Brasil; Leonardo Andreta de Castro; Reginaldo de Jesus Napolitano

2014-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Measures to Incorporate into Remodeling Projects  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Energy improvements in a home are often approached as one concerted effort, beginning with a simple walk-through assessment or more in-depth energy audit and followed by the installation of recommended energy measures. While this approach allows for systems thinking to guide the efforts, comprehensive energy improvements of this nature are undertaken by a relatively small number of the households in our nation compared to more piecemeal remodeling efforts. Even when programs like the Weatherization Assistance Program and Home Performance with ENERGY STAR are considered, homes that have had a comprehensive energy makeover still represent a small fraction of the 111.1 million households. In this report, the U.S Department of Energy Building America Retrofit Alliance research team looks at the improvement of a home's energy performance in an opportunistic way: it examines what can be done to incorporate energy efficiency measures into general remodeling work and home repair projects. This allows for the possibility for people who would not normally pursue energy efficiency but will remodel their kitchen or re-side their home to improve their home's performance at the same time. There are challenges to this approach, not the least of which being that the work will take place over time in potentially many separate projects. The opportunity to improve a home's energy efficiency at one time expands or contracts with the scope of the remodel. As such, guidance on how to do each piece thoughtfully and with consideration for potential future projects, is critical.

Liaukus, C.

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Framework for Comparative Assessments of Energy Efficiency Policy Measures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Electric Energy Efficiency Potential Study - Final Report.Energy Efficiency Potential Study for the State of Kansas: Final Report.Energy Efficiency Potential Study (Volume 1). CALMAC Study PGE0211.01. Report

Blum, Helcio

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Center Energy Efficiency Measurement Assesment Kit Guide and Specification  

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

Data Center Energy Data Center Energy Efficiency Measurement Assessment Kit Guide and Specification By Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Rod Mahdavi, PE, LEED AP October 26, 2012 Acknowledgements This report was prepared for the Federal Energy Management Program by Rod Mahdavi of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The work was supported by the Federal Energy Management Program led by Will Lintner. Contacts Author: Rod Mahdavi, P.E. LEED AP Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory One Cyclotron Road M.S. 90-3411E Berkeley, CA 94720 510.495.2259 rmahdavi@lbl.gov For more information on FEMP: Will Lintner, P.E., CEM Federal Energy Management Program U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, D.C. 20585-0121 202.586.3120 william.lintner@ee.doe.gov

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Data Center Energy Efficiency Measurement Assesment Kit Guide and Specification  

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

Data Center Energy Data Center Energy Efficiency Measurement Assessment Kit Guide and Specification By Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Rod Mahdavi, PE, LEED AP October 26, 2012 Acknowledgements This report was prepared for the Federal Energy Management Program by Rod Mahdavi of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The work was supported by the Federal Energy Management Program led by Will Lintner. Contacts Author: Rod Mahdavi, P.E. LEED AP Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory One Cyclotron Road M.S. 90-3411E Berkeley, CA 94720 510.495.2259 rmahdavi@lbl.gov For more information on FEMP: Will Lintner, P.E., CEM Federal Energy Management Program U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, D.C. 20585-0121 202.586.3120 william.lintner@ee.doe.gov

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Adoption of energy-efficiency measures in SMEs An empirical analysis based on energy audit data  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Adoption of energy-efficiency measures in SMEs ­ An empirical analysis based on energy audit data;Abstract This paper empiricallyinvestigates the factors driving the adoption of energy-efficiency measures bysubjective and objective proxies, appear to impede the adoption of energy-efficient measures, even

Boyer, Edmond

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Policies and Measures to Realise Industrial Energy Efficiency...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sector: Energy Focus Area: Conventional Energy, Energy Efficiency, Industry Topics: GHG inventory, Low emission development planning, Policiesdeployment programs Resource...

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Integrating Empirical Measures of Energy Efficiency into an Energy Modeling Framework  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Integrating Empirical Measures of Energy Efficiency Into An Energy Modeling Framework Gale Boyd, Argonne National Laboratory Tools such as Data Envelopment Analysis and Stochastic Frontier Regressions provide a basis for empirical measures... of efficiency. The definition of efficiency these tools encompass can be as broadly defined as total factor productivity, or narrowly defined in terms of single inputs like energy. Given the ability to generate empirical measures of energy efficiency...

Boyd, G.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Framework for Comparative Assessments of Energy Efficiency Policy Measures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1998): “Methodology for Tax Rebate Analysis. ” In AnalysisEnergy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (SEEARP). Fundingl> US DOE (2011a): “Rebates, Tax Credits & Financing. ” In

Blum, Helcio

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Uniform Methods Project: Methods For Determining Energy Efficiency Savings For Specific Measures  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

This document provides a set of model protocols for determining energy and demand savings that result from specific energy efficiency measures implemented through state and utility efficiency programs. The methods described here are approaches that are?or are among?the most commonly used in the energy efficiency industry for certain measures or programs.

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BLM - Paleontological Resource Use Permits webpage | Open Energy...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Use Permits webpage Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: BLM - Paleontological Resource Use Permits webpage Abstract This webpage provides...

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BLM - Information on Cultural Resource Use Permits webpage |...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: BLM - Information on Cultural Resource Use Permits webpage Abstract This webpage provides information...

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Real-Time Measurement of Diesel Trap Efficiency | Department...  

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

Update on 2007 Diesel Particulate Measurement Research 2007 Diesel Particulate Measurement Research (E-66 Project) Evaluation of the European PMP Methodologies Using...

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A Framework for Comparative Assessments of Energy Efficiency Policy Measures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

2: Example of an energy costs trade-off chart (relative0.95 Gov 0.98 Figure 3: Energy costs trade-off chart (valuespublic sector energy-efficiency programs. A trade-off chart

Blum, Helcio

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Framework for Comparative Assessments of Energy Efficiency Policy Measures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy Efficiency Baseline and Market Potential Study. ICF International, Fairfax, VA, USA.USA. McGrory, L V W et al (2002): “Market Leadership by Example: Government Sector Energy

Blum, Helcio

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring and Understanding Energy Efficiency Changes in Manufacturing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and the barriers to such improvement, using information from a series of industrial roundtable discussions conducted by Energy Information Administration (EIA). In addition, anticipated future data related to efficiency, technology penetration, and implementation...

French, D. K.; Carlson, L. T.

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Draft Guidance for the Implementation and Follow-up of Identified Energy and Water Efficiency Measures  

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

for the Implementation for the Implementation and Follow-up of Identified Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Covered Facilities (per 42 U.S.C. 8253(f), Use of Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Federal Buildings) September 2012 U.S. Department of ENERGY United States Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 i Guidance for the Implementation and Follow-up of Identified Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Covered Facilities (per 42 U.S.C. 8253(f), Use of Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Federal Buildings) September 2012 I. PURPOSE ............................................................................................................................................ 1 II. BACKGROUND ................................................................................................................................. 1

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Draft Guidance for the Implementation and Follow-up of Identified Energy and Water Efficiency Measures  

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

for the Implementation for the Implementation and Follow-up of Identified Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Covered Facilities (per 42 U.S.C. 8253(f), Use of Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Federal Buildings) September 2012 U.S. Department of ENERGY United States Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 i Guidance for the Implementation and Follow-up of Identified Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Covered Facilities (per 42 U.S.C. 8253(f), Use of Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Federal Buildings) September 2012 I. PURPOSE ............................................................................................................................................ 1 II. BACKGROUND ................................................................................................................................. 1

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High Efficiency, Spectrum Splitting Solar Cell Assemblies: Design, Measurement and Analysis  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A spectrum splitting photovoltaic architecture was proposed for high energy conversion efficiency. Assemblies of this architecture were constructed, measured and analyzed, which allow...

Barnett, Allen; Wang, Xiaoting

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Regulation and Measuring Cost-Efficiency with Panel Data Models: Application to Electricity Distribution Utilities  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper examines the performance of panel data models in measuring cost-efficiency of electricity distribution utilities. Different cost frontier models are applied to a sample...

Mehdi Farsi; Massimo Filippini

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SEE Action Webinar – Energy Efficiency Measure Cost Studies  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In this webinar, leading experts will explain the importance of measure cost studies, review the current “state of the science” of measure cost development and estimation, and explore opportunities...

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Towards More Efficient Delay Measurements on the Internet  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the speed of experiments, improving the accuracy of measurement results, and reducing the amount of tra?c generated by the scan. Finally, we present architectures for performing an Internet scale measurement scan. We found that with custom drivers...

Webster, Patrick Jordan

2013-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Energy Efficiency Measure for Quasi-Static MIMO Elena Veronica Belmega  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A New Energy Efficiency Measure for Quasi-Static MIMO Channels Elena Veronica Belmega LSS (joint is accounted for. We first review the existing results w.r.t energy efficiency functions (benefit per cost to the MIMO case. Then, we introduce a new energy efficiency metric based on the outage probability. We

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Measure Guideline: Energy-Efficient Window Performance and Selection  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This document provides guidelines for the selection of energy-efficient windows in new and existing residential construction in all US climate zones. It includes information on window products, their attributes and performance. It provides cost/benefit information on window energy savings as well as information on non-energy benefits such as thermal comfort and reduced HVAC demands. The document also provides information on energy impacts of design decisions such as window orientation, total glazing area and shading devices and conditions. Information on resources for proper window installation is included as well. This document is for builders, homeowners, designers and anyone making decisions about selecting energy efficient window. It is intended to complement other Building America information and efforts.

Carmody, J.; Haglund, K.

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for measuring energy generation and efficiency of dielectric elastomer generators  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Method for measuring energy generation and efficiency of dielectric elastomer generators Rainer. The measured mechanical to electrical energy conversion efficiency is 7:5%. The experiment may be used into electrical energy at high energy density, showing promise for large and small scale energy harvesting. We

Suo, Zhigang

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Measurement of carbon capture efficiency and stored carbon leakage  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Data representative of a measured carbon dioxide (CO.sub.2) concentration and of a measured oxygen (O.sub.2) concentration at a measurement location can be used to determine whether the measured carbon dioxide concentration at the measurement location is elevated relative to a baseline carbon dioxide concentration due to escape of carbon dioxide from a source associated with a carbon capture and storage process. Optionally, the data can be used to quantify a carbon dioxide concentration increase at the first location that is attributable to escape of carbon dioxide from the source and to calculate a rate of escape of carbon dioxide from the source by executing a model of gas-phase transport using at least the first carbon dioxide concentration increase. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described.

Keeling, Ralph F.; Dubey, Manvendra K.

2013-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuous Measurement of Carbon Monoxide Improves Combustion Efficiency of CO Boilers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

CONTINUOUS MEASUREMENT OF CARBON MONOXIDE IMPROVES COMBUSTION EFFICIENCY OF CO BOILERS Russell L. Branham ana James J. Prichard Ashland Oil Company Catlettsburg, KY ABSTRACT The paper describes the application of in-situ flue gas CO... measurement in the operation of CO Boilers and details the steps needed to optimize combustion efficiency. INTRODUCTION In the petroleum industry, the efficient operation of a fluid-cata1ytic-cracking unit, produces gases rich in carbon monoxide...

Gilmour, W. A.; Pregler, D. N.; Branham, R. L.; Prichard, J. J.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring Energy Efficiency Improvements in Industrial Battery Chargers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

&E is sponsoring this test work as a direct result of the energy saving opportunity that is available in the installed base of forklift battery chargers in our service territory. It is estimated that 32,000 three phase chargers and 12,500 single phase chargers...) website in summer 2009: ESL-IE-09-05-32 Proceedings of the Thirty-First Industrial Energy Technology Conference, New Orleans, LA, May 12-15, 2009 www.etcc-ca.com There are a number of elements that make up battery charger energy efficiency...

Matley, R.

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TOURISM IN GOLDEN BAY Economic Impacts & Resource Use Issues  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

TOURISM IN GOLDEN BAY Economic Impacts & Resource Use Issues - Preliminary Report - June 2000 NZ Tourism Research Institute Victoria University of Wellington Auckland University of Technology #12;INTRODUCTION Golden Bay's tourism industry faces a number of pressing issues. Intensifying competition

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile … National Residential Efficiency Measures Database  

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

Robust cost data for energy-efficiency Robust cost data for energy-efficiency measures provide an essential framework for transforming the housing industry to high-performance homes. These data allow for effective optimization capabilities to guide builders, researchers, HERS raters, contractors, and designers. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a public database that characterizes the performance and costs of common residential energy-efficiency measures. The database, called the National Residential Efficiency Measures Database, can be found at www.buildingamerica.gov. The data are available for use in software programs that evaluate cost-effective measures to improve the energy efficiency of new and existing residential buildings.

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Apparatus and method for measuring single cell and sub-cellular photosynthetic efficiency  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Devices for measuring single cell changes in photosynthetic efficiency in algal aquaculture are disclosed that include a combination of modulated LED trans-illumination of different intensities with synchronized through objective laser illumination and confocal detection. Synchronization and intensity modulation of a dual illumination scheme were provided using a custom microcontroller for a laser beam block and constant current LED driver. Therefore, single whole cell photosynthetic efficiency, and subcellular (diffraction limited) photosynthetic efficiency measurement modes are permitted. Wide field rapid light scanning actinic illumination is provided for both by an intensity modulated 470 nm LED. For the whole cell photosynthetic efficiency measurement, the same LED provides saturating pulses for generating photosynthetic induction curves. For the subcellular photosynthetic efficiency measurement, a switched through objective 488 nm laser provides saturating pulses for generating photosynthetic induction curves. A second near IR LED is employed to generate dark adapted states in the system under study.

Davis, Ryan Wesley; Singh, Seema; Wu, Huawen

2013-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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CHP Supported with Energy Efficiency Measures -- A Winning and Environmentally Sound Solution in Finland  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

CHP Supported with Energy Efficiency Measures - a Winning and Environmentally Sound Solution in Finland Erkki Hannunkari, IVO Technology Centre In the European Union Energy Progranunes, one of the most significant measures in reducing carbon... dioxides and other emissions is to build additional CHP teclmology. TIris will be implemented with measures to raise the energy efficiency. CHP technology is exceptionally widely used in Finland. At industrial sites, it accounts for more than in any...

Hannunkari, E.

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Measuring plant level energy efficiency in China's energy sector in the presence of allocative inefficiency  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Most studies on measuring China's energy efficiency were conducted in the framework of the input-oriented Data Envelopment Analysis. This approach generally calculates the technical efficiency by shrinking all the input factors equally proportionally subject to the observed output still being producible. Thus, all the input factor efficiencies, including the energy efficiency, are measured as the technical efficiency. One drawback of this approach is the presumption of an identical input factor frontier for all input factors and of unrestricted factor substitutability. The present study employs a stochastic frontier analysis approach to measuring energy efficiency that not only allows for non-identical input factor frontiers, but also controls for the effects on the measure of energy efficiency of substitution away from energy or substitution of energy for non-energy factors. This approach is applied to evaluating the efficiency performances of three types of energy amongst a sample of coal mines, petroleum refineries and power plants in China's energy sector which is specifically targeted by the Chinese government to improve energy efficiency.

Baiding Hu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Measurements of Heating System Efficiency in Nine Electrically-Heated Manufactured Homes.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report presents the results of field measurements of heating efficiency performed on nine manufactured homes sited in the Pacific Northwest. The testing procedure collects real-time data on heating system energy use and heating zone temperatures, allowing direct calculation of heating system efficiency.

Davis, Bob; Siegel, J.; Palmiter, L.; Baylon, D.

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Measurement Technologies for High-Efficiency Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Accurate measurements of the I–V curves of crystalline silicon c-Si cells and modules are discussed. Special attention is paid to the recent high-efficiency devices. The effect of the sweep speed and direction...

Yoshihiro Hishikawa

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Saving System for Home Energy Measurement and Efficient Power Control  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Energy Saving System (ESS) is designed and implemented for real-time home energy measurement and the efficient power control at homes or buildings. For energy saving functions and the future extension to the...

Kwang-Soon Choi; Young-Choong Park; Yang-Keun Ahn…

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Energy Efficiency Measures in Rehabilitation of Multifamily Housing Units  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

An apartment building in Austin, Texas, and one in Boston, Massachusetts, were analyzed to determine the cost-effectiveness of energy efficiency measures. To determine expected energy and cost savings resulting from a set of proposed retrofit...

Hunn, B. D.; Silver, S. C.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In April 2013 the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published the first set of protocols for determining energy savings from energy efficiency measures and programs.  Funded by the Office...

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Draft Guidance for the Implementation and Follow-up of Identified Energy and Water Efficiency Measures  

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

Guidance 9Dec2010 Guidance 9Dec2010 i DRAFT Guidance for the Implementation and Follow-up of Identified Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Covered Facilities (per 42 U.S.C. 8253 Subsection (f), Use of Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Federal Buildings) December 9, 2010 I. PURPOSE ............................................................................................................................................ 1 II. BACKGROUND ................................................................................................................................. 1 A. Authority ................................................................................................................................. 1 B. Related DOE Guidance and Activity ...................................................................................... 1

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National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Aimed at Reducing Risk for Residential Retrofit Industry (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This technical highlight describes NREL research to develop a publicly available database of energy retrofit measures containing performance characteristics and cost estimates for nearly 3,000 measures. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed the National Residential Efficiency Measures Database, a public database that characterizes the performance and costs of common residential energy efficiency measures. The data are available for use in software programs that evaluate cost-effective retrofit measures to improve the energy efficiency of residential buildings. The database provides a single, consistent source of current data for DOE and private-sector energy audit and simulation software tools and the retrofit industry. The database will reduce risk for residential retrofit industry stakeholders by providing a central, publicly vetted source of up-to-date information.

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2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements of Conversion Efficiency for a Flat Plate Thermophotovoltaic System Using a Photonic Cavity Test System  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The performance of a 1 cm{sup 2} thermophotovoltaic (TPV) module was recently measured in a photonic cavity test system. A conversion efficiency of 11.7% was measured at a radiator temperature of 1076 C and a module temperature of 29.9 C. This experiment achieved the highest direct measurement of efficiency for an integrated TPV system. Efficiency was calculated from the ratio of the peak (load matched) electrical power output and the heat absorption rate. Measurements of these two parameters were made simultaneously to assure the validity of the measured efficiency value. This test was conducted in a photonic cavity which mimicked a typical flat-plate TPV system. The radiator was a large, flat graphite surface. The module was affixed to the top of a copper pedestal for heat absorption measurements. The heat absorption rate was proportional to the axial temperature gradient in the pedestal under steady-state conditions. The test was run in a vacuum to eliminate conductive and convective heat transfer mechanisms. The photonic cavity provides the optimal test environment for TPV efficiency measurements because it incorporates all important physical phenomena found in an integrated TPV system: high radiator emissivity and blackbody spectral shape, photon recycling, Lambertian distribution of incident radiation and complex geometric effects. Furthermore, the large aspect ratio between radiating surface area and radiator/module spacing produces a view factor approaching unity with minimal photon leakage.

E.J. Brown; C.T. Ballinger; S.R. Burger; G.W. Charache; L.R. Danielson; D.M. DePoy; T.J. Donovan; M. LoCascio

2000-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring Changes in Energy Efficiency for the Annual Energy Outlook 2002  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Changes in Energy Efficiency Changes in Energy Efficiency for the Annual Energy Outlook 2002 by Steven H. Wade This paper describes the construction of an aggregate energy efficiency index based on projections of sectoral and subsector energy consumption and subsector-specific energy service indicators. The results are compared with the ratio energy to real gross domestic product, which typically is pre- sented as a measure of energy intensity. Introduction Energy efficiency and conservation are currently impor- tant components of the debate about the direction of future energy policy. Measuring the actual energy effi- ciency of the U.S. economy is a daunting task because of the immense data requirements for a proper calculation. Appropriate data are difficult to obtain, and as a result historical descriptions of the economy usually are sum- marized in two energy intensity measures: (1) energy

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Electronic Resources Use Survey All Staff Meeting -May 19, 2010  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Electronic Resources Use Survey All Staff Meeting - May 19, 2010 Rachel Lewellen, Assessment Librarian UMass Amherst Libraries #12;About the Survey · How electronic resources are used to support teaching, coursework and research · Survey was prompted when connecting to electronic resources · Users

Schweik, Charles M.

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Key energy efficiency measures signed into law by President Obama | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Key energy efficiency measures signed into law by President Obama Key energy efficiency measures signed into law by President Obama Home > Groups > OpenEI Community Central Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(1992) Super contributor 2 January, 2013 - 12:53 energy efficiency legislation OpenEI President Obama President Obama recently signed into law the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act, a piece of legislation that includes provisions that are aimed at aggressively moving clean energy and energy efficiency forward. For a more in-depth article, visit Smartgridnews.com To view the full bill, click here Groups: OpenEI Community Central Login to post comments Graham7781's blog Latest blog posts Jweers New Robust References! Posted: 7 Aug 2013 - 18:23 by Jweers 1 comment(s) Graham7781 Geothermal Regulatory Roadmap featured on NREL Now

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Chapter 1, Introduction: The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures  

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

: Introduction : Introduction Hossein Haeri, The Cadmus Group, Inc. Subcontract Report NREL/SR-7A30-53827 April 2013 The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures 1 - 1 Chapter 1 - Table of Contents About the Protocols......................................................................................................................... 2 Rationale ......................................................................................................................................... 2 The Audiences and Objectives ........................................................................................................ 3 Definitions....................................................................................................................................... 4

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Determination of efficiency of anechoic or decoupling hull coatings using water tank acoustic measurements  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Determination of efficiency of anechoic or decoupling hull coatings using water tank acoustic and radiated noise, respectively. Measurement of test panels in a water tank gives only the reflection in a water tank has already been presented in a previous paper [2]. The purpose of the present paper

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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How Does Your Data Center Measure Up? Energy Efficiency Metrics and Benchmarks for Data  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Assistant Secretary Energy Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the U.S. Department of Energy and the New York StateHow Does Your Data Center Measure Up? Energy Efficiency Metrics and Benchmarks for Data Center

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Techniques and tools for measuring energy efficiency of scientific software applications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The scale of scientific High Performance Computing (HPC) and High Throughput Computing (HTC) has increased significantly in recent years, and is becoming sensitive to total energy use and cost. Energy-efficiency has thus become an important concern in scientific fields such as High Energy Physics (HEP). There has been a growing interest in utilizing alternate architectures, such as low power ARM processors, to replace traditional Intel x86 architectures. Nevertheless, even though such solutions have been successfully used in mobile applications with low I/O and memory demands, it is unclear if they are suitable and more energy-efficient in the scientific computing environment. Furthermore, there is a lack of tools and experience to derive and compare power consumption between the architectures for various workloads, and eventually to support software optimizations for energy efficiency. To that end, we have performed several physical and software-based measurements of workloads from HEP applications running o...

Abdurachmanov, David; Eulisse, Giulio; Knight, Robert; Niemi, Tapio; Nurminen, Jukka K; Nyback, Filip; Pestana, Goncalo; Ou, Zhonghong; Khan, Kashif

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Approach for Reducing Energy Consumption in Factories by Providing Suitable Energy Efficiency Measures  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Energy efficiency has developed into an important objective for industrial enterprises. However, there is still a need for systematic approaches to reduce energy consumption in factories. Existing methods focus on the optimization of manufacturing processes and lack upon considering the entire factory system. Additionally, they are based on a detailed quantitative analysis of processes and thus, they need a high effort during the phase of data acquisition. Therefore, an approach for reducing energy consumption by providing energy efficiency measures to factory planning participants was developed in order to overcome these barriers. The general approach is described in this paper and supported with a use case that demonstrates the required information and possible outcomes in terms of energy efficiency information. Main advantages of this approach are reducing the effort to acquire energy data and the possibility to consider the factory system holistically.

Manuela Krones; Egon Müller

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Techniques and tools for measuring energy efficiency of scientific software applications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The scale of scientific High Performance Computing (HPC) and High Throughput Computing (HTC) has increased significantly in recent years, and is becoming sensitive to total energy use and cost. Energy-efficiency has thus become an important concern in scientific fields such as High Energy Physics (HEP). There has been a growing interest in utilizing alternate architectures, such as low power ARM processors, to replace traditional Intel x86 architectures. Nevertheless, even though such solutions have been successfully used in mobile applications with low I/O and memory demands, it is unclear if they are suitable and more energy-efficient in the scientific computing environment. Furthermore, there is a lack of tools and experience to derive and compare power consumption between the architectures for various workloads, and eventually to support software optimizations for energy efficiency. To that end, we have performed several physical and software-based measurements of workloads from HEP applications running on ARM and Intel architectures, and compare their power consumption and performance. We leverage several profiling tools (both in hardware and software) to extract different characteristics of the power use. We report the results of these measurements and the experience gained in developing a set of measurement techniques and profiling tools to accurately assess the power consumption for scientific workloads.

David Abdurachmanov; Peter Elmer; Giulio Eulisse; Robert Knight; Tapio Niemi; Jukka K. Nurminen; Filip Nyback; Goncalo Pestana; Zhonghong Ou; Kashif Khan

2014-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Mathematical description for the measurement and verification of energy efficiency improvement  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Insufficient energy supply is a problem faced by many countries, and energy efficiency improvement is identified as the quickest and most effective solution to this problem. Many energy efficiency projects are therefore initiated to reach various energy saving targets. These energy saving targets need to be measured and verified, and in many countries such a measurement and verification (M&V) activity is guided by the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP). However, M&V is widely regarded as an inaccurate science: an engineering practice relying heavily on professional judgement. This paper presents a mathematical description of the energy efficiency M&V problem and thus casts into a scientific framework the basic M&V concepts, propositions, techniques and methodologies. For this purpose, a general description of energy system modeling is provided to facilitate the discussion, strict mathematical definitions for baseline and baseline adjustment are given, and the M&V plan development is formulated as an M&V modeling problem. An optimal M&V plan is therefore obtained through solving a calculus of variation, or equivalently, an optimal control problem. This approach provides a fruitful source of research problems by which optimal M&V plans under various practical constraints can be determined. With the aid of linear control system models, this mathematical description also provides sufficient conditions for M&V practitioners to determine which one of the four M&V options in IPMVP should be used in a practical M&V project.

Xiaohua Xia; Jiangfeng Zhang

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Effects of Spectral Error in Efficiency Measurements of GaInAs-Based Concentrator Solar Cells  

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This technical report documents a particular error in efficiency measurements of triple-absorber concentrator solar cells caused by incorrect spectral irradiance -- specifically, one that occurs when the irradiance from unfiltered, pulsed xenon solar simulators into the GaInAs bottom subcell is too high. For cells designed so that the light-generated photocurrents in the three subcells are nearly equal, this condition can cause a large increase in the measured fill factor, which, in turn, causes a significant artificial increase in the efficiency. The error is readily apparent when the data under concentration are compared to measurements with correctly balanced photocurrents, and manifests itself as discontinuities in plots of fill factor and efficiency versus concentration ratio. In this work, we simulate the magnitudes and effects of this error with a device-level model of two concentrator cell designs, and demonstrate how a new Spectrolab, Inc., Model 460 Tunable-High Intensity Pulsed Solar Simulator (T-HIPSS) can mitigate the error.

Osterwald, C. R.; Wanlass, M. W.; Moriarty, T.; Steiner, M. A.; Emery, K. A.

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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Knowledge is power: How information alone can cause commercial customers to install energy-efficient measures  

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As part of their overall efforts to encourage Commercial and Industrial customers to become more energy efficient, many utilities offer Energy Audit Programs. This type of program has two main purposes. First, it offers the utility`s commercial and industrial (C/I) customers the opportunity to identify ways in which they can increase the overall energy efficiency of their facilities through the installation of more energy-efficient lighting, space conditioning, thermal efficiency, and other measures. Secondly, audit programs offer a utility public relations value because such programs usually have a positive reception among customers. The first purpose, however, that of educating customers about the energy efficiency of their facilities, is the key to potential energy savings. Many audit programs are designed to feed directly into a utility`s rebate program, and thus offer good marketing opportunities for demand side management. Many utilities and regulatory bodies consider C/I audit programs to be non-resource or information-only programs. There are quantifiable benefits to these programs beyond the marketing leads they provide for the rebate programs. Since 1987, Applied Energy Group, Inc. (AEG) has been involved in the measurement of savings attributable to energy audit programs. Through years of development and refinement, AEG has developed a process which is able to identify savings attributable solely to a utility`s energy audit program, effectively netting out the results achieved through the efforts of a rebate program. This process also factors out free ridership and ensures that there is no double counting of savings between audit and rebate programs. The findings presented here focus on the work that AEG has done for two of its utility clients: Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E) and Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO) during the course of evaluating their 1990 and 1991 C/I programs.

Garafalo, A.; Mulholland, C.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization Of Geothermal Resources Using New Geophysical Technology |  

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Using New Geophysical Technology Using New Geophysical Technology Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Paper: Characterization Of Geothermal Resources Using New Geophysical Technology Details Activities (2) Areas (2) Regions (0) Abstract: This paper presents a geothermal case history using a relatively new but proven technology that can accurately map groundwater at significant depths (up to 1,000 meters) over large areas (square kilometers) in short periods of time (weeks). Understanding the location and extent of groundwater resources is very important to the geothermal industry for obvious reasons. It is crucial to have a cost-effective method of understanding where concentrations of geothermal water are located as well as the preferential flow paths of the water in the subsurface. Such

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A two-stage supply chain DEA model for measuring container-terminal efficiency  

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Despite the growing amount of research into container-port operations and efficiency, much of the literature on the subject treats container ports and terminals as black box systems without examining the structure of their transformation and production processes. Research on the network and multi-stage structure of container-terminal operating systems is scarce and its applications in the context of port performance and benchmarking are even scarcer. In this paper, we argue that the container terminal production would be best modelled as a network of interrelated sub-processes and operating sites and develop a supply chain DEA model aimed at capturing the transformational process within the container-terminal system and across its sub-systems. We start by modelling container terminal operations as a container-flow process and analyse their site-specific and combined efficiency before formalising a two-stage supply chain DEA model to measure the efficiencies of both individual and network container terminal operations. Although, due to the unavailability of detailed operational data, this study is limited to container export flows only, the results provide further insight on the network structure of container-terminal operating systems and confirm the existence of disproportionate performances and efficiency levels between container-terminal operating sites and sub-processes.

Khalid Bichou

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Certifying Industrial Energy Efficiency Performance: Aligning Management, Measurement, and Practice to Create Market Value  

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Certifying Industrial Energy Efficiency Performance:to improve their energy efficiency- as evidenced by the 98%the renewed interest in energy efficiency worldwide and the

McKane, Aimee; Scheihing, Paul; Williams, Robert

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How energy-efficient is your cloud app? Energy measurements in virtualized environments with PowerAPI  

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How energy-efficient is your cloud app? Energy measurements in virtualized environments with PowerAPI Context Energy-efficiency major concern in data centers Existing approaches work for physical servers specific Determine the formula by polynomial regression with the help of a power meter Host VM /dev/virtio-ports/port

Boyer, Edmond

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

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Evaluation, Measurement, Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) of Residential Behavior-Based Energy Efficiency Programs: Issues and Recommendations This information was developed as a product of the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action), facilitated by the U.S. Department of Energy/U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Content does not imply an endorsement by individuals or organizations that are part of SEE Action working groups, or reflect the views, policies, or otherwise of the federal government.

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Adoption of energy-efficiency measures in SMEs—An empirical analysis based on energy audit data from Germany  

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This paper empirically investigates factors driving the adoption of energy-efficiency measures by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Our analyses are based on cross-sectional data from \\{SMEs\\} which participated in a German energy audit program between 2008 and 2010. In general, our findings appear robust to alternative model specifications and are consistent with the theoretical and still scarce empirical literature on barriers to energy-efficiency in SMEs. More specifically, high investment costs, which are captured by subjective and objective proxies, appear to impede the adoption of energy-efficiency measures, even if these measures are deemed profitable. Similarly, we find that lack of capital slows the adoption of energy-efficiency measures, primarily for larger investments. Hence, investment subsidies or soft loans (for larger investments) may help accelerating the diffusion of energy-efficiency measures in SMEs. Other barriers were not found to be statistically significant. Finally, our findings provide evidence that the quality of energy audits affects the adoption of energy-efficiency measures. Hence, effective regulation should involve quality standards for energy audits, templates for audit reports or mandatory monitoring of energy audits.

Tobias Fleiter; Joachim Schleich; Ployplearn Ravivanpong

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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15% Above-Code Energy Efficiency Measures for Commercial Buildings in Texas  

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$8,625 $16,000 - $18,000 8 Boiler Efficiency (Not Aplicable) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a - n/a 9 VSD on Chilled Water Pump (from Constant to VSD) 2.4% $4,755 1.0% $205 $4,960 $3,700 - $4,700 10 VSD on Hot Water Pump (from Constant to VSD) 1.4% $2,789 0... Pressure (2.5 to 1.5 in-H2O) 1.4% $2,723 1.7% $315 $3,038 $0 - $200 C Plant Equipment Measures 7 Chiller COP (4.9 to 6.1) 4.5% $8,485 5.0% $930 $9,415 $16,000 - $18,000 8 Boiler Efficiency (Not Aplicable) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a - n/a 9 VSD on Chilled...

Haberl, J. S.; Culp, C.; Yazdani, B.

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An efficient protocol for radiochromic film dosimetry combining calibration and measurement in a single scan  

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Purpose: Radiochromic film provides dose measurement at high spatial resolution, but often is not preferred for routine evaluation of patient-specific intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) plans owing to ease-of-use factors. The authors have established an efficient protocol that combines calibration and measurement in a single scan and enables measurement results to be obtained in less than 30 min. This avoids complications due to postexposure changes in radiochromic film that delay the completion of a measurement, often for up to 24 h, in commonly used methods. In addition, the protocol addresses the accuracy and integrity of the measurement by eliminating environmental and interscan variability issues. Methods: The authors collected dose-response data from six production lots of Gafchromic EBT3 film and three production lots of EBT2 film at doses up to 480 cGy. In this work, the authors used seven different scanners of two different models-Epson 10000XL and V700; postexposure times before scanning from 30 min to 9 days; ambient temperatures for scanning spanning 11 Degree-Sign C; and two film orientations. Scanning was in 48-bit RGB format at 72 dpi resolution. Dose evaluation was conducted using a triple-channel dosimetry method. To evaluate the measurement protocol, patient specific IMRT and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) plans were exposed onto EBT3 films on a Varian Trilogy Linac. Film scanning was done following the protocol under a number of different conditions and the dose maps were analyzed to demonstrate the equivalence of results. Results: The results indicated that the dose-response data could be fit by a set of related rational functions leading to the description of a generic calibration curve. A simplified dosimetry protocol was established where dose-response data for a specific film lot, scanner, and scanning conditions could be derived from two films exposed to known doses. In most cases only one calibrated exposure was required since the dose for one of the films could be zero. Using the Gamma test criterion of 2%/2 mm to evaluate the measurements, similar passing rates ranging between about 95% and 99% for the fields studied were obtained from application films digitized under a variety of conditions all of them different than the conditions under which the calibration films were scanned. Conclusions: The authors have developed a simplified and efficient protocol to measure doses delivered by an IMRT or VMAT plan using only the patient film, one calibration film, one unexposed film, and applying a single scan to acquire a digital image for calculation and analysis. The simplification and timesaving offer a potential practical solution for using radiochromic film for routine treatment plan quality assurance without sacrificing spatial resolution for convenience.

Lewis, David; Micke, Andre; Yu Xiang; Chan, Maria F. [Advanced Materials Group, Ashland Inc., 1361 Alps Road, Wayne, New Jersey 07470 (United States); Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 136 Mountain View Boulevard, Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920 (United States)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Measurement Management Technology for Improving Energy Efficiency in Data Centers and Telecommunication Facilities  

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Data center (DC) electricity use is increasing at an annual rate of over 20% and presents a concern for the Information Technology (IT) industry, governments, and the society. A large fraction of the energy use is consumed by the compressor cooling to maintain the recommended operating conditions for IT equipment. The most common way to improve the DC efficiency is achieved by optimally provisioning the cooling power to match the global heat dissipation in the DC. However, at a more granular level, the large range of heat densities of today's IT equipment makes the task of provisioning cooling power optimized to the level of individual computer room air conditioning (CRAC) units much more challenging. Distributed sensing within a DC enables the development of new strategies to improve energy efficiency, such as hot spot elimination through targeted cooling, matching power consumption at rack level with workload schedule, and minimizing power losses. The scope of Measurement and Management Technologies (MMT) is to develop a software tool and the underlying sensing technology to provide critical decision support and control for DC and telecommunication facilities (TF) operations. A key aspect of MMT technology is integration of modeling tools to understand how changes in one operational parameter affect the overall DC response. It is demonstrated that reduced ordered models for DC can generate, in less than 2 seconds computational time, a three dimensional thermal model in a 50 kft{sup 2} DC. This rapid modeling enables real time visualization of the DC conditions and enables 'what if' scenarios simulations to characterize response to 'disturbances'. One such example is thermal zone modeling that matches the cooling power to the heat generated at a local level by identifying DC zones cooled by a specific CRAC. Turning off a CRAC unit can be simulated to understand how the other CRAC utilization changes and how server temperature responds. Several new sensing technologies were added to the existing MMT platform: (1) air contamination (corrosion) sensors, (2) power monitoring, and (3) a wireless environmental sensing network. All three technologies are built on cost effective sensing solutions that increase the density of sensing points and enable high resolution mapping of DCs. The wireless sensing solution enables Air Conditioning Unit (ACU) control while the corrosion sensor enables air side economization and can quantify the risk of IT equipment failure due to air contamination. Validation data for six test sites demonstrate that leveraging MMT energy efficiency solutions combined with industry best practices results in an average of 20% reduction in cooling energy, without major infrastructure upgrades. As an illustration of the unique MMT capabilities, a data center infrastructure efficiency (DCIE) of 87% (industry best operation) was achieved. The technology is commercialized through IBM System and Technology Lab Services that offers MMT as a solution to improve DC energy efficiency. Estimation indicates that deploying MMT in existing DCs can results in an 8 billion kWh savings and projection indicates that constant adoption of MMT can results in obtainable savings of 44 billion kWh in 2035. Negotiations are under way with business partners to commercialize/license the ACU control technology and the new sensor solutions (corrosion and power sensing) to enable third party vendors and developers to leverage the energy efficiency solutions.

Hendrik Hamann, Levente Klein

2012-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Force and hydrodynamic efficiency measurements of a three-dimensional flapping foil  

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Investigations into unsteady flapping foil propulsion have shown that it is an efficient and high thrust means of propulsion. Extensive work has been done to optimize the efficiency of two-dimensional flapping foils, varying ...

McLetchie, Karl-Magnus Weidmann

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Information Resources: Using the Street and Parking Facility Lighting  

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Using the Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool Using the Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool This August 22, 2013 webinar provided a guided walk-through of the Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool. Developed by a partnership of the DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium, the Clinton Climate Initiative/C40, and the DOE Federal Energy Management Program, the Excel-based tool assists with the financial analysis of retrofitting street and parking facility lighting with more efficient alternatives. During the webinar, Doug Elliott of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory discussed how the tool can be used to evaluate costs and benefits associated with converting to more efficient street and parking facility lighting and how property owners, city and other government agencies, utilities, and energy efficiency organizations can use the tool to compute annualized energy and energy-cost savings, maintenance savings, greenhouse gas reductions, net present value, and simple payback associated with potential lighting upgrades.

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

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

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Measuring energy efficiency under heterogeneous technologies using a latent class stochastic frontier approach: An application to Chinese energy economy  

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Abstract The importance of technology heterogeneity in estimating economy-wide energy efficiency has been emphasized by recent literature. Some studies use the metafrontier analysis approach to estimate energy efficiency. However, for such studies, some reliable priori information is needed to divide the sample observations properly, which causes a difficulty in unbiased estimation of energy efficiency. Moreover, separately estimating group-specific frontiers might lose some common information across different groups. In order to overcome these weaknesses, this paper introduces a latent class stochastic frontier approach to measure energy efficiency under heterogeneous technologies. An application of the proposed model to Chinese energy economy is presented. Results show that the overall energy efficiency of China's provinces is not high, with an average score of 0.632 during the period from 1997 to 2010.

Boqiang Lin; Kerui Du

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2010-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic Resources Use Survey UMass Amherst Libraries RL:May 2010 1 year report  

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Electronic Resources Use Survey UMass Amherst Libraries RL:May 2010 1 year report Electronic Resources Use Survey ­ 1 Year Results September 2008 ­ August 2009 conducted a brief mandatory web survey to assess how its electronic resources are used to support teaching

Schweik, Charles M.

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The potential of energy efficiency measures in micro and small scale businesses in Kumasi-Ghana.  

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?? In industry, energy efficiency reduces operating cost and emissions to the environment whiles enhancing energy security. In order to ensure the sustainability of micro… (more)

Kuranchie, Francis Atta

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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Cost-Effective Energy Efficiency Measures for Above Code (2003 and 2009 IECC) Residential Buildings in the City of Arlington  

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) None Mechanical Systems Gas & Electric Type: Electric cooling (air conditioner) and natural gas heating (gas fired furnace) All Electric Type: Electric cooling and heating (air conditioner with heat pump) All Electric Type: 50-gallon tank type... Domestic Hot Water System (32 sq. ft. collector, 65 gal tank) ESL-TR-11-08-03 ENERGY SYSTEMS LABORATORY Proposed Energy Efficiency Measures (EEMs) 2003 IECC Code-Compliant House with Natural Gas Heating 6 Description of Individual Measures Site Source A...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures: January 2012 - March 2013  

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Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures January 2012 - March 2013 Tina Jayaweera Hossein Haeri The Cadmus Group Portland, Oregon NREL Technical Monitor: Charles Kurnik Subcontract Report NREL/SR-7A30-53827 April 2013 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures

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Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design  

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Supporting the Obama Administration’s goal to reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment, the Energy Department is pursuing a suite of initiatives to strengthen federal energy management through increased focus on measurement of energy use in federal buildings and energy efficient building design.

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

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Whole building electricity consumption for the first eightbuildings. Measured electricity consumption Figure 3 showsthe measured total electricity consumption of the building

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of Production Costs and Resource Use for Organic and Conventional Production Systems  

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1 Comparison of Production Costs and Resource Use for Organic and Conventional Production Systems Karen Klonsky1 The USDA established the National Organic Program (NOP) to develop national standards for organically produced agricultural products and establish an organic certification program

Ferrara, Katherine W.

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Bremsstrahlung and K(alpha) fluorescence measurements for inferring conversion efficiencies into fast ignition relevant hot electrons  

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The Bremsstrahlung and K-shell emission from 1 mm x 1 mm x 1 mm planar targets irradiated by a short-pulse 3 x 10{sup 18}-8 x 10{sup 19} W/cm{sup 2} laser were measured. The Bremsstrahlung was measured using a filter stack spectrometer with spectral discrimination up to 500 keV. K-shell emission was measured using a single photon counting charge coupled device (CCD). From Monte Carlo modeling of the target emission, conversion efficiencies into 1-3 MeV electrons of 3-12%, representing 20-40% total conversion efficiencies were inferred for intensities up to 8 x 10{sup 19} W/cm{sup 2}. Comparisons to scaling laws using synthetic energy spectra generated from the intensity distribution of the focal spot imply slope temperatures less than the ponderomotive potential of the laser. Resistive transport effects may result in potentials of a few hundred kV in the first few tens of microns in the target. This would lead to higher total conversion efficiencies than inferred from Monte Carlo modeling but lower conversion efficiencies into 1-3 MeV electrons.

Chen, C D; Patel, P K; Hey, D S; Mackinnon, A J; Key, M H; Akli, K U; Bartal, T; Beg, F N; Chawla, S; Chen, H; Freeman, R R; Higginson, D P; Link, A; Ma, T Y; MacPhee, A G; Stephens, R B; Van Woerkom, L D; Westover, B; Porkolab, M

2009-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient and reliable 3D dose quality assurance for IMRT by combining independent dose calculations with measurements  

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Purpose: Advanced radiotherapy treatments require appropriate quality assurance (QA) to verify 3D dose distributions. Moreover, increase in patient numbers demand efficient QA-methods. In this study, a time efficient method that combines model-based QA and measurement-based QA was developed; i.e., the hybrid-QA. The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability of the model-based QA and to evaluate time efficiency of the hybrid-QA method. Methods: Accuracy of the model-based QA was determined by comparison of COMPASS calculated dose with Monte Carlo calculations for heterogeneous media. In total, 330 intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) treatment plans were evaluated based on the mean gamma index (GI) with criteria of 3%/3mm and classification of PASS (GI {<=} 0.4), EVAL (0.4 < GI > 0.6), and FAIL (GI {>=} 0.6). Agreement between model-based QA and measurement-based QA was determined for 48 treatment plans, and linac stability was verified for 15 months. Finally, time efficiency improvement of the hybrid-QA was quantified for four representative treatment plans. Results: COMPASS calculated dose was in agreement with Monte Carlo dose, with a maximum error of 3.2% in heterogeneous media with high density (2.4 g/cm{sup 3}). Hybrid-QA results for IMRT treatment plans showed an excellent PASS rate of 98% for all cases. Model-based QA was in agreement with measurement-based QA, as shown by a minimal difference in GI of 0.03 {+-} 0.08. Linac stability was high with an average GI of 0.28 {+-} 0.04. The hybrid-QA method resulted in a time efficiency improvement of 15 min per treatment plan QA compared to measurement-based QA. Conclusions: The hybrid-QA method is adequate for efficient and accurate 3D dose verification. It combines time efficiency of model-based QA with reliability of measurement-based QA and is suitable for implementation within any radiotherapy department.

Visser, R. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen 9700 RB (Netherlands); Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen 9714 CE (Netherlands); Wauben, D. J. L.; Godart, J.; Langendijk, J. A.; Veld, A. A. van't; Korevaar, E. W. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen 9700 RB (Netherlands); Groot, M. de [Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen 9714 CE (Netherlands)

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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National Residential Efficiency Measures Database Aimed at Reducing Risk for Residential Retrofit Industry (Fact Sheet), Building America: Technical Highlight, Building Technologies Program (BTP)  

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Residential Residential Efficiency Measures Database Aimed at Reducing Risk for Residential Retrofit Industry Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed the National Residential Efficiency Measures Database, a public database that characterizes the performance and costs of common residential energy efficiency measures. The data are available for use in software programs that evaluate cost- effective retrofit measures to improve the energy efficiency of residential buildings. This database: * Provides information in a standardized format. * Improves the technical consistency and accuracy of the results of software programs. * Enables experts and stakeholders to view the retrofit information and provide comments to improve data

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

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

Enrico Cagno; Andrea Trianni

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Analysis of Above-Code (2009 IECC) Residential Energy Efficiency Measures in ONCOR Service Area  

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selected. These measures include Renewable Power Options, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Fenestration, Envelope, Lighting and Domestic Hot Water (DHW) options. Individual measures were then categorized into four groups: 0 to 5%, 5 to 10...

Verdict, Malcolm; Haberl, Jeff S.; Liu, Zi; Kim, Hyojin

122

Heliostat Field and Receiver Efficiency Measurement on the Iea — 500 kWe — CRS at Almeria  

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The Heliostat and Receiver Measurement S...ystem (HERMES) is designed to evaluate the radiant flux distribution in front of a receiver aperture plane. The results of the Fall Measurement Campaign in 1982 on the S...

W. Schiel

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Recommendations for 15% Above-Code Energy Efficiency Measures for Commercial Office Building  

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Deck Reset Supply Fan Total Pressure (2.5 to 1.5 in-H2O) Chiller COP (4.9 to 6.1) Boiler Efficiency (Not Aplicable) VSD on Chilled Water Pump (from Constant to VSD) VSD on Hot Water Pump (from Constant to VSD) Min 1st costs $95....5 ft overhangs) Co ld Deck Reset Supply Fan Total Pressure (2.5 to 1.5 in - H2O) Chiller COP (4.9 to 6.1) Bo iler Efficiency (Not Aplicable) VSD on Ch illed Water Pump (from Constant to VSD) VSD on Hot Water Pump (from Constant...

Cho, S.; Mukhopadhyay, J.; Culp, C.; Haberl, J.; Yazdani, B.

124

Performance measurements of cylindrical- and spherical-helical cross-flow marine hydrokinetic turbines, with estimates of exergy efficiency  

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Abstract Power and drag (or thrust) measurements were performed in a towing tank for two different helical cross-flow marine hydrokinetic energy conversion devices—a cylindrical Gorlov Helical Turbine (GHT) and a Lucid Spherical Turbine (LST). The turbines are compared with respect to their various design parameters, with the GHT overall operating at higher power and drag coefficients. An estimate for the exergy efficiency of a turbine in free flow is formulated using momentum theory, and this quantity is computed for both devices. The GHT's exergy efficiency advantage over the LST was higher than that based on the power coefficient. Momentum theory-based blockage corrections were applied to the measurements and compared with the non-corrected data. The results presented here will help increase the amount of experimental data for helical devices in the literature, which is necessary for the development of more accurate engineering tools that take into account the unique three-dimensional nature of these devices.

Peter Bachant; Martin Wosnik

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Chapter 4, Small Commercial and Residential Unitary and Split System HVAC Cooling Equipment-Efficiency Upgrade Evaluation Protocol: The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures  

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

4: Small Commercial 4: Small Commercial and Residential Unitary and Split System HVAC Cooling Equipment-Efficiency Upgrade Evaluation Protocol David Jacobson, Jacobson Energy Research Subcontract Report NREL/SR-7A30-53827 April 2013 The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures 4 - 1 Chapter 4 - Table of Contents 1 Measure Description .............................................................................................................. 2 2 Application Conditions of Protocol ....................................................................................... 3 2.1 Programs with Enhanced Measures ................................................................................. 5 3 Savings Calculations .............................................................................................................. 6

126

Chapter 9, Metering Cross-Cutting Protocols: The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures  

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

9: Metering Cross- 9: Metering Cross- Cutting Protocols Dan Mort, ADM Associates, Inc. Subcontract Report NREL/SR-7A30-53827 April 2013 The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures 9 - 1 Chapter 9 - Table of Contents 1 Introduction ............................................................................................................................ 3 2 Metering Application and Considerations ............................................................................. 4 2.1 Identifying Scope ............................................................................................................. 4 2.2 Ensuring Precision and Verification ................................................................................ 4

127

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

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on future energy efficiency policy and market environment (on the energy efficiency policy and market environment overon future energy efficiency policy and market environment (

Messenger, Mike

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

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

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Actuarial Pricing Of Energy Efficiency Projects: Lessonsand Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Programs,” LBNL-ACEEE 2010. “State Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (

Schiller, Steven R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Actuarial Pricing Of Energy Efficiency Projects: Lessonsand Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Programs,” LBNL-Action Plan for Energy Efficiency 2007. Model Energy

Schiller, Steven R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Recommendations for 15% Above-Code Energy-Efficiency Measures for Commercial Office Buildings  

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$8,482 $16,000 - $18,000 8 Boiler Efficiency (Not Aplicable) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a - n/a 9 VSD on Chilled Water Pump (from Constant to VSD) 2.5% $4,764 1.0% $208 $4,972 $3,700 - $4,700 10 VSD on Hot Water Pump (from Constant to VSD) 2.0% $3,787 0...,000 - $18,000 1.8 - 2.1 8 Boiler Efficiency (Not Aplicable) 1,126 0 36 4,372 5,533 1,627,216 0 $214,554 0 0.0% 0 0 $0 NA - NA 0.0 - 0.0 9 VSD on Chilled Water Pump (from Constant to VSD) 1,061 0 36 4,320 5,417 1,587,179 0 $209,582 137 2.5% 40,037 0 $4...

Mukhopadhyay, J.; Haberl, J. S.; Yazdani, B.; Culp, C.; Cho, S.

131

Acknowledgements: The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures  

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

Acknowledgments Acknowledgments This report was prepared for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and the Permitting, Siting and Analysis Division of the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability under National Renewable Energy Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. The project was managed by Charles Kurnik of NREL. The Cadmus Group, Inc. managed protocols development with participation from a broad cross section of experts. The project engaged a steering committee to provide industry insight and intelligence. We would like to thank all of the individuals who participated in the steering committee (see list below) for their contribution and for engaging their organization's staff in the reviews.

132

Recommendations for 15% Above-Code Energy Efficiency Measures for Commercial Office Buildings  

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,562,366 0 $206,072 221 4.0% 64,850 0 $8,482 $16,000 - $18,000 1.8 - 2.1 8 Boiler Efficiency (Not Aplicable) 1,126 0 36 4,372 5,533 1,627,216 0 $214,554 0 0.0% 0 0 $0 NA - NA 0.0 - 0.0 9 VSD on Chilled Water Pump (from Constant to VSD) 1,061 0 36 4,320 5... Aplicable) VSD on Chilled Water Pump (from Constant to VSD) VSD on Hot Water Pump (from Constant to VSD) Min 1st costs $95,130 $0 $26,500 $67,900 $0 $0 $16,000 $25,000 $3,700 $4,000 Max 1st costs $174,150 $0 $28,000 $110,000 $800 $200 $18,000 $35...

Montgomery, C.; Yazdani, B.; Haberl, J. S.; Culp, C.; Liu, Z.; Mukhopadhyay, J.; Cho, S.

133

Measurements of Scintillation Efficiency and Pulse-Shape for Low Energy Recoils in Liquid Xenon  

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Results of observations of low energy nuclear and electron recoil events in liquid xenon scintillator detectors are given. The relative scintillation efficiency for nuclear recoils is 0.22 +/- 0.01 in the recoil energy range 40 keV - 70 keV. Under the assumption of a single dominant decay component to the scintillation pulse-shape the log-normal mean parameter T0 of the maximum likelihood estimator of the decay time constant for 6 keV < Eee < 30 keV nuclear recoil events is equal to 21.0 ns +/- 0.5 ns. It is observed that for electron recoils T0 rises slowly with energy, having a value ~ 30 ns at Eee ~ 15 keV. Electron and nuclear recoil pulse-shapes are found to be well fitted by single exponential functions although some evidence is found for a double exponential form for the nuclear recoil pulse-shape.

Akimov, D Y; Davidge, D; Dawson, J; Howard, A S; Ivaniouchenkov, Yu; Jones, W G; Joshi, M; Kudryavtsev, V A; Lawson, T B; Lebedenko, V; Lehner, M J; Lightfoot, P K; Liubarsky, I; Lüscher, R; McMillan, J E; Peak, C D; Quenby, J J; Spooner, N J C; Sumner, T J; Tovey, Daniel R; Ward, C K

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Revised: March 6, 2013 2013 Residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards Measures Summary  

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for all residential buildings including kitchens, bathrooms, dining rooms, utility rooms, garages, hall.0(j)2Aii and Section 150.0(j)4) 5. Solar Ready Measure ­ 250 square feet of solar ready zone on single family roofs. (Section150.0(r)) Compliance Options 1. Solar Photovoltaic can be used

135

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

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

136

Guidance for the Implementation and Follow-Up of Identified Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Covered Facilities  

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Document provides specific guidance to agencies on the implementation and follow-up of energy and water efficiency measures identified and undertaken per Section 432 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) (42 U.S.C. 8253(f)(4) and (5)). Document also provides context for how these activities fit into the comprehensive approach to facility energy and water management outlined by the statute and incorporates by reference previous U.S. Department of Energy guidance released for Section 432 of EISA and other related documents.

137

Efficient Quantum-State Estimation by Continuous Weak Measurement and Dynamical Control  

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We demonstrate a fast, robust, and nondestructive protocol for quantum-state estimation based on continuous weak measurement in the presence of a controlled dynamical evolution. Our experiment uses optically probed atomic spins as a test bed and successfully reconstructs a range of trial states with fidelities of {approx}90%. The procedure holds promise as a practical diagnostic tool for the study of complex quantum dynamics, the testing of quantum hardware, and as a starting point for new types of quantum feedback control.

Smith, Greg A.; Jessen, Poul S. [College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States); Silberfarb, Andrew; Deutsch, Ivan H. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 (United States)

2006-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

138

White House Highlights New DOE Measures to Advance Renewable Energy Deployment and Increase Energy Efficiency  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

WASHINGTON - Building on the President’s Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s effort to diversify our energy portfolio and cut energy waste, the Energy Department today announced a series of executive actions to expand the deployment of renewable energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Altogether, these measures will bring the U.S. closer to its clean energy future, while protecting the environment and helping Americans save money by saving energy.

139

Information resources used in health risk assessment by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection  

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The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection`s responsibilities related to health-based risk assessment are described, including its research projects and its development of health based compound specific standards and guidance levels. The resources used by the agency to support health risk assessment work are outlined.

Post, G.B.; Baratta, M.; Wolfson, S.; McGeorge, L. [New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Trenton (United States)

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

140

Measure Guideline: Condensing Boilers - Optimizing Efficiency and Response Time During Setback Operation  

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Conventional wisdom surrounding space heating has told us a couple of things consistently for several years now: size the mechanical systems to the heating loads and setting the thermostat back at night will result in energy savings. The problem is these two recommendations oppose each other. A system that is properly sized to the heating load will not have the extra capacity necessary to recover from a thermostat setback, especially at design conditions. The implication of this is that, for setback to be successfully implemented, the heating system must be oversized. This issue is exacerbated further when an outdoor reset control is used with a condensing boiler, because not only is the system matched to the load at design, the outdoor reset control matches the output to the load under varying outdoor temperatures. Under these circumstances, the home may never recover from setback. Special controls to bypass the outdoor reset sensor are then needed. Properly designing a hydronic system for setback operation can be accomplished but depends on several factors. Determining the appropriateness of setback for a particular project is the first step. This is followed by proper sizing of the boiler and baseboard to ensure the needed capacity can be met. Finally, control settings must be chosen that result in the most efficient and responsive performance. This guide provides step by step instructions for heating contractors and hydronic designers for selecting the proper control settings to maximize system performance and improve response time when using a thermostat setback.

Arena, L.

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Recommendations for 15% Above-Code Energy Efficiency Measures for Single-Family Residences  

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frame construction #0;? Ceiling R-value: R-30 #0;? Wall R-value: R-13 #0;? Un-insulated, slab-on-grade Fenestration #0;? 18% window-to-floor area ratio #0;? U-value: 0.47 Btu/hr ºF ft 2 #0;? SHGC: 0.40 Two system types: Electric cooling Natural gas..., 15% each on east and west orientations #0;? 4 ft. roof overhang was also included on all four sides Envelope & Fenestration Measures 9. Improved Window Performance #0;? Uvalue 0 .47 to 0.42 Btu/h-sq. ft.-°F #0;? SHGC 0.40 to 0.33 6. Increased...

Culp, C.; Haberl, J. S.; Mukhopadhyay, J.; Liu, J. B.; Yazdani, B.; Malhotra, M.

142

15% Above-Code Energy Efficiency Measures for Residential Buildings in Texas  

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ENERGY SYSTEMS LABORATORY Texas Engineering Experiment Station Texas A&M University System 3581 TAMU College Station, Texas 77843-3581 August 31st, 2007 To: Code Officials, Energy Raters, Manufacturers, State Agency Officials... Sides) 5.6% $160 $3,100 - $3,500 9 Improved Windows (U-factor: 0.47 to 0.42 Btu/h-sf-F, SHGC: 0.4 to 0.33) 3.4% $98 $800 - $1,100 D HVAC System Measures 12 Air Conditioner with Heat Pump (SEER 13/7.7 HSPF to SEER 15/8.5 HSPF) 4.2% $119 $1,500 - $2...

Haberl, J. S.; Culp, C.; Yazdani, B.

143

Simulator Developed to Drastically Reduce Time of Multijunction PV Device Efficiency Measurements (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development  

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NREL's new simulator helps speed up research in the race to improve photovoltaic efficiency. Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) needed a quick and accurate method to predict energy generated from multijunction photovoltaic (PV) test devices. This method had to take into account the nonlinear behavior of multijunction PV. NREL achieved this by developing the One-Sun Multi-Source Simulator (OSMSS), which reduces the time for this type of reference spectrum efficiency measurement from hours or days to minutes. The OSMSS is an automated, spectrally adjustable light source that builds a unique simulator spectrum that causes a multijunction PV device to behave as it would under a reference spectrum. This new simulator consists of four light sources separated into nine wavelength bands between 350 and 2,000 nm. The irradiance in each band is adjustable from zero to about 1.5 suns. All bands are recombined via optical fibers and integrating optics to produce a nearly 10 cm x 10 cm uniform spot. The operator simply links the OSMSS to the quantum efficiency data for the test device, and the OSMSS does the rest. The OSMSS can also determine the power as a function of the spectral irradiance (beyond the reference spectra), total irradiance, and temperature. Major components of the system were built to NREL specification by LabSphere, Inc. NREL developed a new, fully automated tool that rapidly builds a spectrum under which all junctions of a multijunction PV device behave as they would under a reference spectrum. Such a spectrum is essential to properly characterize multijunction devices. The OSMSS reduces the time for building spectra for current vs. voltage measurements from hours or days to minutes. This makes it possible to quickly characterize a multijunction device under many different conditions. The OSMSS will be an important tool to help predict the yearly energy output of a multijunction PV device in a particular environment when provided with a range of spectra and temperatures for that location.

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2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Measure it, See it, Manage it: Using Real Time Data to Benchmark,Optimize, and Sustain System Energy Efficiency  

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Even after years of training and awareness building at thestate and national level, industrial cross-cutting systems (motor-driven,steam, process heating) continue to offer significant opportunities forenergy savings. The US Department of Energy estimates these remainingsavings at more than 7 percent of all industrial energy use. This paperpresents a different approach to promoting industrial system energyefficiency -- providing plant personnel with ready access to data uponwhich to base energy management decisions.In 2005, a Del Monte Foodsfruit processing plant in Modesto, California worked with LawrenceBerkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)to specify and purchase permanentinstrumentation for monitoring their compressed air system. This work,completed as part of a demonstration project under a State TechnologiesAdvancement Collaborative (STAC) grant, was designed to demonstrate theeffectiveness of enterprise energy management (EEM), which is predicatedon the assumption that the energy efficiency of existing, cross-cuttingindustrial systems (motor-driven, steam) can be improved by providingmanagement and operating personnel with real-time data on energy use. Theinitial STAC grant provided for the installation and some initialanalyses, but did not address the larger issue of integrating these newdata into an ongoing energy management program for the compressed airsystem.The California Energy Commission (CEC) decided to support furtheranalysis to identify potential for air system optimization. Through theCEC's Energy in Agriculture Program, a compressed air system audit wasperformed by Tom Taranto to: Measure and document the system's baselineand CASE Index of present operation; Establish methods to sustain anongoing CASE Index measure of performance; Use AIRMaster+ to analyzesupply side performance as compared to the CASE Index; Identify demandside opportunities for efficiency and performance improvement; Assesssupply / demand balance and energy reduction opportunities; Evaluate thepresent air compressor control strategy and potential improvement, andCollect data to benchmark parameters for compressed air systems atsimilar facilities.This paper addresses the benefits and limitations ofboth continuous and targeted measurement in benchmarking, optimizing, andsustaining an efficient compressed air system. Included are methods usedin applying both of these measurements to a complex industrial system.Further, this paper will describe the results of these additionalanalyses and the plant response to them.

Taranto, Thomas; McKane, Aimee; Amon, Ricardo; Maulhardt, Michael

2007-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

145

An analysis of the cost-effectiveness of energy efficiency measures and factors affecting their implementation: a case study of Thai sugar industry  

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We use bottom-up conservation supply curves (CSC) to analyze the cost-effectiveness of various energy efficiency measures for the Thai sugar industry. ... study was conducted in two parts. First, energy efficienc...

Sumate Sathitbun-anan; Bundit Fungtammasan; Mirko Barz…

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Assessing the Impact of Measurement Policy on the Accuracy of Certified Energy Efficiency Ratio for Split-System Air Conditioners  

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Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologiesand Renewable Energy, Office of Building Technology, State,

Yu, Bingyi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

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

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

Messenger, Mike

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

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

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

Messenger, Mike

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

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

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the absence of a cap and trade program, energy consumptioncaps and a cap and trade system, the energy efficiencyIncluding energy efficiency in an emissions cap and trade

Schiller, Steven R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

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

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efficiency/res_mv.aspx; Xcel:http://www.xcelefficiency.com/TX/COM/Xcel_CommercialSOPMVGuidelines_2010. pdf U.S.efficiency/res_mv.aspx Xcel:http://www.xcelefficiency.com/

Schiller, Steven R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Chapter 5, Residential Furnaces and Boilers Evaluation Protocol: The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures  

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

5: Residential 5: Residential Furnaces and Boilers Evaluation Protocol David Jacobson, Jacobson Energy Research Subcontract Report NREL/SR-7A30-53827 April 2013 The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures 5 - 1 Chapter 5 - Table of Contents 1 Measure Description .............................................................................................................. 2 2 Application Conditions of Protocol ....................................................................................... 3 3 Savings Calculations .............................................................................................................. 5 4 Measurement and Verification Plan ....................................................................................... 8

152

Cost-Effecitive Energy Efficiency Measure for Above 2003 and 2009 IECC Code-Compliant Residential and Commercial Buildings in the City of Arlington  

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payback calculations. Figure 1 through Figure 4 present a description of the individual measures and combinations of these measures which achieve 15% savings above the 2003 and 2009 IECC code-compliant house. Annual energy savings, estimated costs..., simple payback, and NOx, SO2, and CO2 emissions reduction are provided. CoA Residential Project, p.iii July 2011 Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M University Figure 1. Individual and Combined Energy Efficiency Measures for 2003 IECC Code-Compliant...

Kim, H.; Do, S.; Baltazar, J.C.; Haberl, J.; Lewis, C.

153

Transportation Efficiency Resources  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Transportation efficiency reduces travel demand as measured by vehicle miles traveled (VMT). While transportation efficiency policies are often implemented under local governments, national and...

154

The Joint Efficient Dark-energy Investigation (JEDI): Measuring the cosmic expansion history from type Ia supernovae  

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JEDI (Joint Efficient Dark-energy Investigation) is a candidate implementation of the NASA-DOE Joint Dark Energy Mission (JDEM). JEDI will probe dark energy in three independent methods: (1) type Ia supernovae, (2) baryon acoustic oscillations, and (3) weak gravitational lensing. In an accompanying paper, an overall summary of the JEDI mission is given. In this paper, we present further details of the supernova component of JEDI. To derive model-independent constraints on dark energy, it is important to precisely measure the cosmic expansion history, H(z), in continuous redshift bins from z \\~ 0-2 (the redshift range in which dark energy is important). SNe Ia at z > 1 are not readily accessible from the ground because the bulk of their light has shifted into the near-infrared where the sky background is overwhelming; hence a space mission is required to probe dark energy using SNe. Because of its unique near-infrared wavelength coverage (0.8-4.2 microns), JEDI has the advantage of observing SNe Ia in the rest frame J band for the entire redshift range of 0 energy are discussed, with special emphasis on the improved precision afforded by the rest frame near-infrared data.

M. M. Phillips; Peter Garnavich; Yun Wang; David Branch; Edward Baron; Arlin Crotts; J. Craig Wheeler; Edward Cheng; Mario Hamuy; for the JEDI Team

2006-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

155

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Approaches Usedan Update of BPA's Measurement and Verification Protocols,Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP):

Schiller, Steven R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

MEASURED ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT NEW COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS: RESULTS FROM THE BECA-CN DATA COMPILATION  

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and energy usage for 133 buildings in the BECA-CN (Buildings Energy-Use Compilation and Analysis - part CN: New Energy-Efficient Commercial

Piette, M.A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

best practices” when determining savings achieved by energy efficiencyenergy efficiency programs that are implemented by cities, states, utilities, companies, and similar entities. By using best practices

Schiller, Steven R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

2010 IEEE International Semiconductor Laser Conference, Kyoto, Japan Measurement of internal quantum efficiency and temperature dependence of gain  

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quantum efficiency and temperature dependence of gain and loss in interband cascade lasers near room, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 Recently, type-II interband cascade (IC) lasers operating and internal quantum efficiency in these lasers. In contrast to previous reports [2-3], we demonstrate

Dagenais, Mario

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Chapter 3, Commercial and Industrial Lighting Controls Evaluation Protocol: The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures  

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

3: Commercial and 3: Commercial and Industrial Lighting Controls Evaluation Protocol Stephen Carlson, DNV KEMA Subcontract Report NREL/SR-7A30-53827 April 2013 The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures 3 - 1 Chapter 3 - Table of Contents 1 Measure Description .............................................................................................................. 2 2 Application Conditions of Protocol ....................................................................................... 3 3 Savings Calculations .............................................................................................................. 5 3.1 Algorithms ....................................................................................................................... 5

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arXiv:1004.0373v3[physics.ins-det]8May2012 Measurement of scintillation efficiency for nuclear recoils in liquid argon  

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arXiv:1004.0373v3[physics.ins-det]8May2012 Measurement of scintillation efficiency for nuclear results for nuclear recoil energies between 10 and 250 keVr at zero electric field. II. REVIEW OF PHYSICAL University, New Haven, CT (Dated: May 9, 2012) The scintillation light yield of liquid argon from nuclear

Sheldon, Nathan D.

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GAMS program used to estimate capacity with the hyperbolic graph efficiency measure, with constant returns to scale and undesirable outputs.  

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. "Estimating Capacity and Efficiency in Fisheries with Undesirable Outputs." VIMS Marine resource Report N(obs) weights gamma(obs,var) ; POSITIVE Variable weight, gamma; EQUATIONS CONSTR1(GOUTPUT, OBS) DEA constraint

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GAMS program used to estimate capacity with the hyperbolic graph efficiency measure, with variable returns to scale and undesirable outputs.  

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. "Estimating Capacity and Efficiency in Fisheries with Undesirable Outputs." VIMS Marine resource Report N(obs) weights gamma(obs,var) ; POSITIVE Variable weight, gamma; EQUATIONS CONSTR1(GOUTPUT, OBS) DEA constraint

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EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TRUCK EFFICIENCY TECHNOLOGIES IN CLASS 8 TRACTOR-TRAILERS BASED ON A TRACTIVE ENERGY ANALYSIS USING MEASURED DRIVE CYCLE DATA  

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Quantifying the fuel savings that can be achieved from different truck fuel efficiency technologies for a fleet s specific usage allows the fleet to select the combination of technologies that will yield the greatest operational efficiency and profitability. This paper presents an analysis of vehicle usage in a commercial vehicle fleet and an assessment of advanced efficiency technologies using an analysis of measured drive cycle data for a class 8 regional commercial shipping fleet. Drive cycle measurements during a period of a full year from six tractor-trailers in normal operations in a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier were analyzed to develop a characteristic drive cycle that is highly representative of the fleet s usage. The vehicle mass was also estimated to account for the variation of loads that the fleet experienced. The drive cycle and mass data were analyzed using a tractive energy analysis to quantify the fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions benefits that can be achieved on class 8 tractor-trailers when using advanced efficiency technologies, either individually or in combination. Although differences exist among class 8 tractor-trailer fleets, this study provides valuable insight into the energy and emissions reduction potential that various technologies can bring in this important trucking application.

LaClair, Tim J [ORNL] [ORNL; Gao, Zhiming [ORNL] [ORNL; Fu, Joshua S. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)] [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Calcagno, Jimmy [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)] [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Yun, Jeongran [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)] [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

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How Does Your Data Center Measure Up? Energy Efficiency Metrics and Benchmarks for Data Center Infrastructure Systems  

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Data centers are among the most energy intensive types of facilities, and they are growing dramatically in terms of size and intensity [EPA 2007]. As a result, in the last few years there has been increasing interest from stakeholders - ranging from data center managers to policy makers - to improve the energy efficiency of data centers, and there are several industry and government organizations that have developed tools, guidelines, and training programs. There are many opportunities to reduce energy use in data centers and benchmarking studies reveal a wide range of efficiency practices. Data center operators may not be aware of how efficient their facility may be relative to their peers, even for the same levels of service. Benchmarking is an effective way to compare one facility to another, and also to track the performance of a given facility over time. Toward that end, this article presents the key metrics that facility managers can use to assess, track, and manage the efficiency of the infrastructure systems in data centers, and thereby identify potential efficiency actions. Most of the benchmarking data presented in this article are drawn from the data center benchmarking database at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The database was developed from studies commissioned by the California Energy Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the U.S. Department of Energy and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

Mathew, Paul; Greenberg, Steve; Ganguly, Srirupa; Sartor, Dale; Tschudi, William

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recommendations for 15% Above-Code Energy Efficiency Measures on Implementing Houston Amendments to Multifamily Residential Buildings in Houston, Texas  

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categories were then chosen to form group measures whose combined energy savings is above 15%. Six group measures were simulated for the electric/gas base case building and five group measures for the all-electric base case building. The cost of implementing...

Mukhopadhyay, Jaya; Liu, Zi; Malhotra, Mini; Kota, Sandeep; Blake, Sheila; Haberl, Jeff; Culp, Charles; Yazdani, Bahman

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Recommendations for 15% Above-Code Energy Efficiency Measures on Implementing Houston Amendments to Multifamily Residential Buildings in Houston Texas  

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categories were then chosen to form group measures whose combined energy savings is above 15%. Six group measures were simulated for the electric/gas base case building and five group measures for the all-electric base case building. The cost of implementing...

Mukhopadhyay, J.; Liu, Z.; Malhotra, M.; Kota, S.; Blake, S.; Haberl, J.; Culp, C.; Yazdani, B.

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Diet Quality and Body Mass Index Are Associated with Health Care Resource Use in Rural Older Adults  

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Abstract Health care resource consumption is a growing concern. The aim of this study was to examine the associations between diet quality and body mass index with health care resource use (HRU) in a cohort of advanced age. Participants in the Geisinger Rural Aging Study (n=5,993) were mailed demographic and dietary questionnaires in 2009. Of those eligible, 2,995 (50%; 1,267 male, 1,728 female; mean age 81.4±4.4 years) provided completed surveys. Multivariate negative binomial models were used to estimate relative risk and 95% CI of HRU outcomes with diet quality as assessed by the Dietary Screening Tool score and body mass index determined from self-reported height and weight. Poor diet quality was associated with a 20% increased risk for emergency room (ER) visits. Fruit and vegetable consumption was grouped into quintiles of intake, with the highest quintile serving as the reference group in analyses. The three lowest fruit and vegetable quintiles were associated with increased risk for ER visits (23% to 31%); the lowest quintile increased risk for inpatient visits (27%). Obesity increased risk of outpatient visits; however, individuals with class I obesity were less likely than normal-weight individuals to have ER visits (relative risk=0.84; 95% CI 0.70 to 0.99). Diets of greater quality, particularly with greater fruit and vegetable intake, are associated with favorable effects on HRU outcomes among older adults. Overweight and obesity are associated with increased outpatient HRU and, among obese individuals, with decreased ER visits. These findings suggest that BMI and diet quality beyond age 74 years continue to affect HRU measures.

Dara W. Ford; Terryl J. Hartman; Christopher Still; Craig Wood; Diane C. Mitchell; Regan Bailey; Helen Smiciklas-Wright; Donna L. Coffman; Gordon L. Jensen

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Chapter 13, Assessing Persistence and Other Evaluation Issues Cross-Cutting Protocols: The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures  

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3: Assessing 3: Assessing Persistence and Other Evaluation Issues Cross- Cutting Protocols Daniel M. Violette, Navigant Consulting Subcontract Report NREL/SR-7A30-53827 April 2013 The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures 13 - 1 Chapter 13 - Table of Contents 1 Introduction .............................................................................................................................2 2 Persistence of Energy Savings ................................................................................................3 2.1 Addressing Persistence .................................................................................................... 3 2.2 State of the Practice in Assessing Persistence ................................................................. 7

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Chapter 12, Survey Design and Implementation Cross-Cutting Protocols for Estimating Gross Savings: The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures  

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Chapter 12: Survey Design and Chapter 12: Survey Design and Implementation Cross-Cutting Protocols for Estimating Gross Savings Robert Baumgartner, Tetra Tech Subcontract Report NREL/SR-7A30-53827 April 2013 The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures 12 - 1 Chapter 12 - Table of Contents 1 Introduction ............................................................................................................................ 2 2 The Total Survey Error Framework ....................................................................................... 4 2.1 TSE Framework for Evaluating Survey and Data Quality .............................................. 4 2.2 Sampling Errors ............................................................................................................... 5

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Chapter 11, Sample Design Cross-Cutting Protocols: The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures  

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1: Sample Design 1: Sample Design Cross-Cutting Protocols M. Sami Khawaja, Josh Rushton, and Josh Keeling, The Cadmus Group, Inc. Subcontract Report NREL/SR-7A30-53827 April 2013 The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures 11 - 1 Chapter 11 - Table of Contents 1 Introduction ............................................................................................................................ 3 1.1 Chapter Organization ....................................................................................................... 3 2 Overview ................................................................................................................................ 5 2.1 Sampling and Sample Design .......................................................................................... 5

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Non-streaming high-efficiency perforated semiconductor neutron detectors, methods of making same and measuring wand and detector modules utilizing same  

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Non-streaming high-efficiency perforated semiconductor neutron detectors, method of making same and measuring wands and detector modules utilizing same are disclosed. The detectors have improved mechanical structure, flattened angular detector responses, and reduced leakage current. A plurality of such detectors can be assembled into imaging arrays, and can be used for neutron radiography, remote neutron sensing, cold neutron imaging, SNM monitoring, and various other applications.

McGregor, Douglas S. (Riley, KS); Shultis, John K. (Manhattan, KS); Rice, Blake B. (Manhattan, KS); McNeil, Walter J. (Winnfield, KS); Solomon, Clell J. (Wichita, KS); Patterson, Eric L. (Manhattan, KS); Bellinger, Steven L. (Manhattan, KS)

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Energy efficiency in the European Union: What can be learned from the joint application of directional distance functions and slacks-based measures?  

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Abstract Over the last few years concerns have increased about the energy mix in many countries. These concerns have been of greater magnitude for countries with a common energy regulation such as European Union (EU) member states. An important aspect to take into account when choosing a given energy mix is the efficiency involved in its generation. In this context, the present study analyzes the efficiency with which electricity and derived heat was produced in 25 EU member states over the last decade. This analysis considers not only the inputs and outputs involved but, more importantly, which undesirable by-products were generated during the production process, a relevant issue for EU climate policy. To this end, two nonparametric frontier models are applied: first, a Directional Distance Function (DDF), based on Briec’s (1997) [16] proposal and, second, a modified version of Tone’s (2001) [51] Slacks-Based Measure (SBM) model, both of which are especially appropriate in this particular context due to their treatment of undesirable outputs. Results are partly innovative since, with few exceptions, applications on this issue are relatively scarce. From a policy implications’ point of view, our achievements are also interesting because they reveal remarkable efficiency differences among EU countries: those countries from the latest EU enlargements account for the lowest efficiencies, with large opportunities for improvement in CO2 abatement and primary energy saving. Results also show stable efficiencies along the evaluated period and, therefore, highlighting the need to further intensify the initiatives designed to harmonize environmental policies and identifying drivers for efficiency improvement turn out to be still key objectives.

Roberto Gómez-Calvet; David Conesa; Ana Rosa Gómez-Calvet; Emili Tortosa-Ausina

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Efficiency evaluation of ground-penetrating radar by the results of measurement of dielectric properties of soils  

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The work considers the depth evaluation of ground penetrating radar (GPR) surveys using the attenuation factor of electromagnetic radiation in a medium. A method of determining the attenuation factor of low-conductive non-magnetic soils is developed based on the results of direct measurements of permittivity and conductivity of soils in the range of typical frequencies of GPR. The method relies on measuring the shift and width of the resonance line after a soil sample is being placed into a tunable cavity resonator. The advantage of this method is the preservation of soil structure during the measurement.

Khakiev, Zelimkhan; Kislitsa, Konstantin; Yavna, Victor [Rostov State Transport University, Rostov-on-Don (Russian Federation)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Cost-Effective Energy Efficiency Measures for 15% Above 2009 IECC Code-Compliant House for Residential Buildings in TX  

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-compliant base- case models were constructed for each climate zone. The two options for the choice of heating fuel type were: (a) natural gas (gas-fired furnace for space heating and a gas water heater for domestic water heating), and (b) all electric (heat...-case models to determine the savings of each measure. These measures were simulated by modifying the selected parameters used for the DOE-2 simulation model. The solar measures including solar PV and solar DHW were calculated using the PV-F Chart (Klein...

Kim, H.; Baltazar, J.C.; Haberl, J.; Lewis, C.; Yazdani, B.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modulation of a membrane lipid lamellar?nonlamellar phase transition by cationic lipids: A measure for transfection efficiency  

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Synthetic cationic lipids can be used as DNA carriers and are regarded to be the most promising non-viral gene carriers. For this investigation, six novel phosphatidylcholine (PC) cationic derivatives with various hydrophobic moieties were synthesized and their transfection efficiencies for human umbilical artery endothelial cells (HUAEC) were determined. Three compounds with relatively short, myristoleoyl or myristelaidoyl 14:1 chains exhibited very high activity, exceeding by {approx}10 times that of the reference cationic derivative dioleoyl ethylPC (EDOPC). Noteworthy, cationic lipids with 14:1 hydrocarbon chains have not been tested as DNA carriers in transfection assays previously. The other three lipids, which contained oleoyl 18:1 and longer chains, exhibited moderate to weak transfection activity. Transfection efficiency was found to correlate strongly with the effect of the cationic lipids on the lamellar-to-inverted hexagonal, L{sub {alpha}} {yields} H{sub II}, phase conversion in dipalmitoleoyl phosphatidylethanolamine dispersions (DPoPE). X-ray diffraction on binary DPoPE/cationic lipid mixtures showed that the superior transfection agents eliminated the direct L{sub {alpha}} {yields} H{sub II} phase transition and promoted formation of an inverted cubic phase between the L{sub {alpha}} and H{sub II} phases. In contrast, moderate and weak transfection agents retained the direct L{sub {alpha}} {yields} H{sub II} transition but shifted to higher temperatures than that of pure DPoPE, and induced cubic phase formation at a later stage. On the basis of current models of lipid membrane fusion, promotion of a cubic phase by the high-efficiency agents may be considered as an indication that their high transfection activity results from enhanced lipoplex fusion with cellular membranes. The distinct, well-expressed correlation established between transfection efficiency of a cationic lipid and the way it modulates nonlamellar phase formation of a membrane lipid could be useful as a criterion to assess the quality of lipid carriers and for rational design of new and superior nucleotide delivery agents.

Tenchov, Boris G.; Wang, Li; Koynova, Rumiana; MacDonald, Robert C. (NWU)

2010-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficiency and Emissions Measurement of a Stirling-Engine-Based Residential Microcogeneration System Run on Diesel and Biodiesel  

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Emissions from current Stirling engine burners can be 10 times lower than those of internal combustion (IC) engines based on Otto or Diesel cycles without catalytic converters. ... In their review paper, Lapuerta et al.(9) found that, in general, engines running on biodiesel had a thermal efficiency similar to that of conventional diesel and particulate, total UHC, polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH), and CO emissions much lower than those of conventional diesel. ... Hoagland, L. C.; Percival, W. H. Proceedings of the 13th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference; Society of Automotive Engineers: San Diego, CA, 1978; pp 1865? 1871. ...

Amir A. Aliabadi; Murray J. Thomson; James S. Wallace; Tommy Tzanetakis; Warren Lamont; Joseph Di Carlo

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Review of water, lighting, and cooling energy efficiency measures for low-income homes located in warm climates  

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In support of the U.S. Department of Energy`s Weatherization Assistance Program, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has performed a literature review of weatherization measures applicable for homes located in warm climate regions. Sources for this information included: (1) documented engineering estimates, (2) vendor information, (3) reported performance from research and field tests, and (4) direct discussions with researchers, vendors, and field reporters. Estimated savings are extrapolated from reported energy savings and applied to the end-use energy consumption for low-income homes reported by the Energy Information Administration. Additionally, installation costs, savings-to-investment ratios, and parameters indicating performance sensitivity to issues such as occupancy, construction, client education, and maintenance requirements are presented. The report is comprised of two sections: (1) an overview of measure performance, and (2) an appendix. The overview of measures is in a tabular format, which allows for quick reference. More detailed discussions and references for each measure are presented in the Appendix and it is highly recommended that these be reviewed prior to measure selection.

Martin, M.A.; Gettings, M.B.

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Cost-Effective Energy Efficiency Measures for 15% Above 2009 IECC Code-Compliant House for Residential Buildings in TX  

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(Climate Zone 2: from 0.3 to 0.2 SHGC & from 0.65 to 0.3 U-Value) (L:e ;H:d ) 7.9% - 8.6% $179 - $201 $900 - $1,100 4.5 - 6.1 B HVAC System Measures 8 Relocate Mechanical Systems w ithin Conditioned Space (L:a ;H:i ) 7.5% - 8.5% $173 - $195 $1,000 - $7... Indoor Lamps (L:i ;H:a ) 8.5% - 10.3% $222 - $259 $50 - $215 0.2 - 1.0 E Renewable Power Measures 17 4 kW Photovoltaic Array (L:b ;H:d ) 25.3% - 28.0% $610 - $686 $20,000 - $30,000 29.2 - 49.2 Description of Combined Measures to Achieve 15% Savings...

Kim, H.; Baltazar, J.C.; Haberl, J.; Lewis, C.; Yazdani, B.

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Chapter 10, Peak Demand and Time-Differentiated Energy Savings Cross-Cutting Protocols: The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures  

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0: Peak Demand and 0: Peak Demand and Time-Differentiated Energy Savings Cross-Cutting Protocols Frank Stern, Navigant Consulting Subcontract Report NREL/SR-7A30-53827 April 2013 The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures 10 - 1 Chapter 10 - Table of Contents 1 Introduction .............................................................................................................................2 2 Purpose of Peak Demand and Time-differentiated Energy Savings .......................................3 3 Key Concepts ..........................................................................................................................5 4 Methods of Determining Peak Demand and Time-Differentiated Energy Impacts ...............7

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Assessment of the mixing state and cloud nucleating efficiency of Asian aerosols using aircraft-based measurements of hygroscopicity  

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to identify internally/externally mixed aerosols would result in a more accurate distinction between the two and strengthen the correlations made here. - 21 REFERENCES Ackerman, A. S., O. B. Toon, J. P. Taylor, D. W. Johnson, P. V. Hobbs..., and R. J. Ferek, 2000: Effects of aerosols on cloud albedo: Evaluation of Twomey?s parameterization of cloud susceptibility using measurements of ship tracks. J. Atmos. Science, 57, 2684-2695. Brechtel, F. J., and S. M. Kreidenweis...

Thomas, Timothy William

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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A Measurement of Gamow-Teller Strength for 176Yb -> 176Lu and the Efficiency of a Solar Neutrino Detector  

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We report a 0-degree 176Yb(p,n)176Lu measurement at IUCF where we used 120 and 160 MeV protons and the energy dependence method to determine GT matrix elements relative to the Fermi matrix element which can be calculated model independently. The data show that there is an isolated concentration of GT strength in the low lying 1+ states making the proposed Low Energy Neutrino Spectroscopy (LENS) detector (based on neutrino captures on 176Yb) sensitive to 7Be and pp neutrinos and a promising detector to resolve the solar neutrino problem.

M. Bhattacharya; C. D. Goodman; R. S. Raghavan; M. Palarczyk; A. Garcia; J. Rapaport; I. J. van Heerden; P. Zupranski

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Measurement  

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localization that limits the present measurements. The knowledge thus gained will have input not only to fusion research, but to may ques- tions of basic plasma physics....

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Measurement  

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in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. Chapel Hill 2005 Approved: A. E. Champagne, Advisor J. C. Blackmon, Reader C. Iliadis, Reader ABSTRACT Ryan P. Fitzgerald: Measurement of...

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MONITORING POWER PLANT EFFICIENCY USING THE MICROWAVE-EXCITED THERMAL-ACOUSTIC EFFECT TO MEASURE UNBURNED CARBON  

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The objective of this project is to explore microwave-excited thermal-acoustic (META) phenomena for quantitative analysis of granular and powdered materials, with the culmination of the research to be an on-line carbon-in-ash monitor for coal-fired power plants. This technique of analyzing unburned carbon in fly ash could be a less tedious and time consuming method as compared to the traditional LOI manual procedure. Phase 1 of the research focused on off-line single-frequency thermal-acoustic measurements where an off-line fly ash monitor was constructed that could operate as analytical tool to explore instrument and methodology parameters for quantifying the microwave-excited thermal-acoustic effect of carbon in fly ash, and it was determined that the off-line thermal-acoustic technique could predict the carbon content of a random collection of fly ashes with a linear correlation constant of R{sup 2} = 0.778. Much higher correlations are expected for fly ashes generated from a single boiler. Phase 2 of the research developing a methodology to generate microwave spectra of various powders, including fly ash, coal, and inorganic minerals, and to determine if these microwave spectra could be used for chemical analyses. Although different minerals produced different responses, higher resolution microwave spectra would be required to be able to distinguish among minerals. Phase 3 of the research focused on the development of an on-line fly ash monitor that could be adapted to measure either a thermal-acoustic or thermal-elastic response to due microwave excitation of fly ash. The thermal-acoustic response was successfully employed for this purpose but the thermal-elastic response was too weak to yield a useful on-line device.

Robert C. Brown; Robert J. Weber; Jeffrey J. Swetelitsch

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Resource Use and Economic Effects Due to Irrigation Water Availiability in Texas  

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subject to conjecture. Future agricultural price and production control programs are unknown and can only be hypothesized. These factors and others are important to water requirements of agriculture and must be dealt with by measurement or estimation...

Trock, W. L.; Schmer, F. A.

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Measurement of the detective quantum efficiency in digital detectors consistent with the IEC 62220-1 standard: Practical considerations regarding the choice of filter material  

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As part of a larger evaluation we attempted to measure the detective quantum efficiency (DQE) of an amorphous silicon flat-panel detector using the method described in the International Electrotechnical Commission standard 62220-1 published in October 2003. To achieve the radiographic beam conditions specified in the standard, we purchased scientific-grade ultrahigh purity aluminum (99.999% purity, type-11999 alloy) filters in thicknesses ranging from 0.1 through 10.0 mm from a well-known, specialty metals supplier. Qualitative evaluation of flat field images acquired at 71 kV (RQA5 beam quality) with 21 mm of ultrahigh purity aluminum filtration demonstrated a low frequency mottle that was reproducible and was not observed when the measurement was repeated at 74 kV (RQA5 beam quality) with 21 mm of lower-purity aluminum (99.0% purity, type-1100 alloy) filtration. This finding was ultimately attributed to the larger grain size (approximately 1-2 mm) of high purity aluminum metal, which is a well-known characteristic, particularly in thicknesses greater than 1 mm. The impact of this low frequency mottle is to significantly overestimate the noise power spectrum (NPS) at spatial frequencies {<=}0.2 mm{sup -1}, which in turn would cause an underestimation of the DQE in this range. A subsequent evaluation of ultrahigh purity aluminum, purchased from a second source, suggests, that reduced grain size can be achieved by the process of annealing. Images acquired with this sample demonstrated vertical striated nonuniformities that are attributed to the manufacturing method and which do not appear to appreciably impact the NPS at spatial frequencies {>=}0.5 mm{sup -1}, but do result in an asymmetry in the x- and y-NPS at spatial frequencies {<=}0.2 mm{sup -1}. Our observations of markedly visible nonuniformities in images acquired with high purity aluminum filtration suggest that the uniformity of filter materials should be carefully evaluated and taken into consideration when measuring the DQE.

Ranger, Nicole T.; Samei, Ehsan; Dobbins, James T. III; Ravin, Carl E. [Duke Advanced Imaging Laboratories, Department of Radiology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States); Duke Advanced Imaging Laboratories, Department of Radiology, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Physics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States); Duke Advanced Imaging Laboratories, Department of Radiology, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States); Duke Advanced Imaging Laboratories, Department of Radiology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States)

2005-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficiency United (Gas) - Residential Efficiency Program | Department of  

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Efficiency United (Gas) - Residential Efficiency Program Efficiency United (Gas) - Residential Efficiency Program Efficiency United (Gas) - Residential Efficiency Program < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Appliances & Electronics Construction Design & Remodeling Other Ventilation Manufacturing Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate Weatherization Measures: 50% of the cost Windows: $150 Water Heaters/Clothes Washers: 1 Pipe Wrap: Limit of 10 linear ft. Faucet Aerators: 2 High Efficiency Shower Head: 2 Program Info State Michigan Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Boiler: $200 Furnace: $100 - $200

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Energy Efficiency -- Home Page  

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If you are having trouble, call 202-586-8800 for help. If you are having trouble, call 202-586-8800 for help. Home >Energy Users EEnergy Efficiency Page Energy-Efficiency Measurement MEASUREMENT DISCUSSION: Measures and Policy Issues Energy Intensity as a Common Surrogate for Energy Efficiency Indices as a Measure of Relative Changes Market-Basket Comprehensive Factorial Decomposition Divisia Index OTHER MEASUREMENT APPROACHES: Best Practice MEASUREMENT ISSUES : Site Energy Versus Primary Energy Physical Versus Economic Units picture of line graph on stand Energy Efficiency Measurement Discussion The development of energy-efficiency indictors, for any country, is limited by the availability of data. Data are limited for several reasons. As the amount of data collected increases so do the costs of collecting, processing, and analyzing the data. The configuration of certain technologies and processes can also limit the possibility of obtaining microdata. As an example, in the manufacturing sector, some motors are encased in such a way that it is impossible to collect data on the motor unless records have been maintained for the motor. This leads to another reason data are limited--respondent burden. Care has to be taken so that surveys are not so long that participation is discouraged or inaccurate answers are given due to the difficulty and time it takes to obtain the data.

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Efficiency of Fish Propulsion  

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It is shown that the system efficiency of a self-propelled flexible body is ill-defined unless one considers the concept of quasi-propulsive efficiency, defined as the ratio of the power needed to tow a body in rigid-straight condition over the power it needs for self-propulsion, both measured for the same speed. Through examples we show that the quasi-propulsive efficiency is the only rational non-dimensional metric of the propulsive fitness of fish and fish-like mechanisms. Using two-dimensional viscous simulations and the concept of quasi-propulsive efficiency, we discuss the efficiency two-dimensional undulating foils. We show that low efficiencies, due to adverse body-propulsor hydrodynamic interactions, cannot be accounted for by the increase in friction drag.

Maertens, A P; Yue, D K P

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Determination of Depleted Uranium in Urine via Isotope Ratio Measurements Using Large-Bore Direct Injection High Efficiency Nebulizer–Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry  

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Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), coupled with a large-bore direct injection high efficiency nebulizer (LB-DIHEN), was utilized to determine the concentration and...

Westphal, Craig S; McLean, John A; Hakspiel, Shelly J; Jackson, William E; McClain, David E; Montaser, Akbar

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermistor mount efficiency calibration  

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Thermistor mount efficiency calibration is accomplished by use of the power equation concept and by complex signal-ratio measurements. A comparison of thermistor mounts at microwave frequencies is made by mixing the reference and the reflected signals to produce a frequency at which the amplitude and phase difference may be readily measured.

Cable, J.W.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficiency in Health Care, Concepts of  

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Abstract This article gives an introduction to efficiency concepts as they are defined and measured in the field of health economics. The terms, technical efficiency, production efficiency, and allocative efficiency are defined. As efficiency is not ensured by market forces (due to health care market imperfections), there is a need for efficiency measurement. The reader is introduced to instruments for measuring efficiency: productivity analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and cost benefit analysis. The strengths and weaknesses of the methods are briefly discussed. This article should be seen as an introduction to subsequent articles on efficiency analysis, economic evaluation, and normative frameworks.

D. Gyrd-Hansen

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Energy Efficiency Best Practice Guide©  

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capital and maintenance expenditure through the identification and elimination of oversized or redundant equipment. Unlike other disciplines, energy efficiency is usually not measured at the business unit level. The difficulty is that energy use... of the Energy Efficiency Best Practice Guide is to help business units meet and exceed their energy efficiency targets through continuous improvement using seven key criteria. The objectives are threefold: to provide an easy to use structure for measuring...

Rouse, S.

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Measure Guideline: Summary of Interior Ducts in New Construction, Including an Efficient, Affordable Method to Install Fur-Down Interior Ducts  

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This document illustrates guidelines for the efficient installation of interior duct systems in new housing, including the fur-up chase method, the fur-down chase method, and interior ducts positioned in sealed attics or sealed crawl spaces. This document illustrates guidelines for the efficient installation of interior duct systems in new housing. Interior ducts result from bringing the duct work inside a home's thermal and air barrier. Architects, designers, builders, and new home buyers should thoroughly investigate any opportunity for energy savings that is as easy to implement during construction, such as the opportunity to construct interior duct work. In addition to enhanced energy efficiency, interior ductwork results in other important advantages, such as improved indoor air quality, increased system durability and increased homeowner comfort. While the advantages of well-designed and constructed interior duct systems are recognized, the implementation of this approach has not gained a significant market acceptance. This guideline describes a variety of methods to create interior ducts including the fur-up chase method, the fur-down chase method, and interior ducts positioned in sealed attics or sealed crawl spaces. As communication of the intent of an interior duct system, and collaboration on its construction are paramount to success, this guideline details the critical design, planning, construction, inspection, and verification steps that must be taken. Involved in this process are individuals from the design team; sales/marketing team; and mechanical, insulation, plumbing, electrical, framing, drywall and solar contractors.

Beal, D.; McIlvaine , J.; Fonorow, K.; Martin, E.

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The comparative impact of the market penetration of energy-efficient measures: A sensitivity analysis of its impact on minority households  

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A sensitivity study was made of the potential market penetration of residential energy efficiency as energy service ratio (ESR) improvements occurred in minority households, by age of house. The study followed a Minority Energy Assessment Model analysis of the National Energy Strategy projections of household energy consumption and prices, with majority, black, and Hispanic subgroup divisions. Electricity and total energy consumption and expenditure patterns were evaluated when the households` ESR improvement followed a logistic negative growth (i.e., market penetration) path. Earlier occurrence of ESR improvements meant greater discounted savings over the 22-year period.

Bozinovich, L.V.; Poyer, D.A.; Anderson, J.L.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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(Energy Efficiency)  

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

DECLARATION DECLARATION INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY COOPERATION [IPEEC] Considering: Declarations of the Gleneagles, St. Petersburg and Heiligendamm Summits, which emphasize the need for global cooperation in the field of energy efficiency. Recognizing: 1. that improving energy saving and energy efficiency is one of the quickest, greenest, and most cost-effective way to address energy security, climate change, and ensuring economic growth; 2. that a comprehensive process has been launched to enable the full, effective and sustained implementation of the UNFCCC through long-term cooperative action, now, up to and beyond 2012, in order to reach an agreed outcome and adopt a decision at the COP 15. 3. that all countries, both developed and developing, share common interests for improving their

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ACADEMIC EFFICIENCY  

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...efficiency expert begins his operations in a factory his first...of learning, it is safe to say that an appalling...10) Standardized operations. (11) Written standard...what extent they are in operation. Suppose that the Carnegie...involv-ing " a gross and fundamental error. " But it would...

William Kent

1912-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Cost-Effective Energy Efficiency Measures for Above Code(ASHRAE 90.1-2001 and 2007) Small Office Buildings in the City of Arlington  

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Office Building] Description of Individual Measures Site Source A Envelope and Fenestration Measures 1 Increased Roof and Wall Insulation R-Value (from 15 to 25 for roof and 13 to 13+3.8c.i. for w alls) 1.9% 1.1% $163 0.5% $16 $179 $14,332 - $21....3 - 5.0 15 Daylight Dimming Control 6.4% 8.7% $1,733 11.9% $409 $2,141 $15,723 - $23,584 7.3 - 11.0 16 Automatic Receptacle Control for Off ices using Occupancy Sensors 1.7% 2.3% $466 3.2% $109 $575 $7,587 - $11,380 13.2 - 19.8 E Renewable Power...

Kim, H.; Do, S.; Kim, K.H.; Baltazar, J.C.; Haberl, J.S.; Lewis, C.

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Improving the Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings | Department of  

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Commercial Buildings Commercial Buildings Improving the Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings Engaging Industry Leaders to Deploy Energy Saving Tools, Technologies and Best Practices Learn More Engaging Industry Leaders to Deploy Energy Saving Tools, Technologies and Best Practices Learn More The Building Technologies Office (BTO) works with the commercial building industry to accelerate the uptake of energy efficiency technologies and techniques in both existing and new commercial buildings. By developing, demonstrating, and deploying cost-effective solutions, BTO strives to reduce energy consumption across the commercial building sector by at least 1,600 TBtu. Key Tools and Resources Use the guides, case studies, and other tools developed by the DOE

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Efficiency Improvements  

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and the experiment's target to tolerances measured in a few microns (millionths of a meter). To analyze the experiment's results, a variety of target diagnostics, including...

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Cost-Effective Energy Efficiency Measures for Above Code(ASHRAE 90.1-2001 and 2007) Small Restaurant Buildings in the City of Arlington  

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error-free. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Energy Systems Laboratory or any....2 17 Demand Control Ventilation System 25.6% 14.3% $2,593 1.8% $43 $2,637 $737 - $1,105 0.3 - 0.4 E Service Hot Water Heater Measures 18 Improved Eff iicency for Service Water Heaters (From Et 80% to Et 95%) 2.7% 1.3% $225 0.0% $0 $225 $342 - $513 1...

Mukhopadhyay, J.; Kim, H.; Do, S.; Kim, K.H.; Baltazar, J.C.; Haberl, J.; Lewis, C.

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DRAFT STAFF PAPER EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS  

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. Keywords: Efficiency, demand side management, naturally occurring savings, building and appliance ACTIVITIES INTO ENERGY COMMISSION DEMAND FORECASTS Chris Kavalec Don Schultz Demand Analysis Office. This uncertainty, along with other issues related to impact measurement, has been debated in recent Demand

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Water Efficiency Program Prioritization  

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Efficiency Program Efficiency Program Prioritization Federal Energy Management Program Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy January 2009 Will Lintner (william.lintner@ee.doe.gov) Federal Energy Management The Goal - EO 13423 Beginning in 2008, Federal agencies must reduce water consumption intensity through life- effective measures, relative to the baseline of the agency's water consumption in fiscal year 2007 by 2 percent annually through the end of FY 2015 or 16 percent by the end of FY 2015. 2 Water Use Intensit ty (gal/sqft) Federal Sector Glide-Path to Meeting WUI Reduction Goal 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 FY 07 FY 08 FY 09 FY 10 FY 11 FY 12 FY 13 FY 14 FY 15 Total Federal sector FY07 WUI Glide-Path for meeting WUI reduction goal (16%) 3 Next Steps * Compile Water Data FY 2008. The baseline for water

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Energy Efficiency Country Study: Republic Of South Africa  

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50010:2011: Measurement and verification of energy savings.Energy Efficiency Measurement and Verification Practices inPerformance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP).

Can, Stephane de la Rue du

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Information Administration - Energy Efficiency, energy consumption  

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

Efficiency Efficiency Energy Efficiency energy consumption savings households, buildings, industry & vehicles The Energy Efficiency Page reflects EIA's information on energy efficiency and related information. This site provides an in depth discussion of the concept of energy efficiency and how it is measured, measurement, summaries of formal user meetings on energy efficiency data and measurement, as well as analysis of greenhouse gas emissions as related to energy use and energy efficiency. At the site you will find links to other sources of information, and via a listserv all interested analysts can share ideas, data, and ask for assistance on methodological problems associated with energy use, energy efficiency, and greenhouse gas issues. Contact: Behjat.Hojjati@eia.doe.gov

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Introduction of a Cooling Fan Efficiency Index  

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Cooling Effect, Fan Power, and Cooling-Fan Efficiency Index?t eq ) °C °F Fan Power, W (P f ) Cooling-Fan Efficiency (The measured cooling effect and fan power and the determined

Schiavon, Stefano; Melikov, Arsen

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gases | Department of Energy  

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energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through a measurable reduction of energy intensity. Energy efficiency evaluations and initiatives are implemented on the...

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OpenEI Community - energy efficiency  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

energy efficiency energy efficiency measures signed into law by President Obama http://en.openei.org/community/blog/key-energy-efficiency-measures-signed-law-president-obama President Obama recently signed into law the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act, a piece of legislation that includes provisions that are aimed at aggressively moving clean energy and energy efficiency forward.For a more in-depth article, visit Efficiency/Obama-signs-off-on-energy-efficiency-legislation-5378.html#.UOSNn4njlZE" rel="nofollow">Smartgridnews.com

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Energy Efficiency Savings Protocols | Department of Energy  

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Energy Efficiency Savings Protocols Energy Efficiency Savings Protocols Energy Efficiency Savings Protocols In April 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy published the first set of protocols for determining energy savings from energy efficiency measures and programs. You can read individual protocols below or all of them combined into a single report titled The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures. Acknowledgements Introduction Commercial and Industrial Lighting Evaluation Protocol Commercial and Industrial Lighting Controls Evaluation Protocol Small Commercial and Residential Unitary and Split System HVAC Cooling Equipment-Efficiency Upgrade Evaluation Protocol Residential Furnaces and Boilers Evaluation Protocol Residential Lighting Evaluation Protocol

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Cost-Effective Energy Efficiency Measures for Above Code (ASHRAE 90.1-2001 and 2007) Small Retail Buildings in the City of Arlington  

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Control 7.4% 10.1% $2,011 12.8% $402 $2,413 $15,723 - $23,584 6.5 - 9.8 15 Sky light (3% SRR, U-0.34 & 0.19 SHGC) w ith Dimming Control 15.3% 21.9% $4,369 25.1% $789 $5,158 $55,700 - $83,550 10.8 - 16.2 E Renewable Power Measure 16 28 kW Photovoltaic... Roof and Wall Insulation R-Value (from 15 to 25 for roof and none to 11.4c.i. for walls) 174.6 118.6 413.5 120.7 28.8 856.2 2,240 162.1 13.8% 6.6% $1,066 $22,832 - $34,248 20.2 - 30.3 2 Decreased Glazing U-Value (from 1.22 to 0.35) 185.4 186.5 413...

Do, S.; Baltazar, J.C.; Haberl, J.; Lewis, C.; Kim, K.H.; Kim, H.

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Accuracy and Efficiency of Determining Urinary Calculi Composition Using Dual-energy Computed Tomography Compared With Hounsfield Unit Measurements for Practicing Physicians  

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Objective To compare speed and accuracy for determining urinary calculi composition between dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) and Hounsfield unit (HU) measurements of calculi by a set of reviewers at varying levels of training and practice. Materials and Methods Sixteen patients with known stone composition were randomly selected. Fourteen reviewers of varying levels of practice interpreted DECT and HU images from the selected patients to predict stone composition in 2 sessions (day 1: tutorial or flow sheet available for image interpretation and day 2: tutorial or flow sheet not available). Reviewers recorded HU values, stone color, and predicted stone composition as they were timed. Accuracy of image interpretation, determination of calculi composition, and interpretation time were compared. Results DECT accuracy: image interpretation 100% (day 1) and 94% (day 2); predicted stone composition: 100% (day 1) and 73% (day 2). Mean interpretation time was the same for both days, 21 seconds per study (range, 11-40 seconds). HU accuracy: image interpretation 97% (day 1) and 91% (day 2); predicted stone composition was 45% accurate on both days. Mean interpretation time was 53 seconds per study (range, 28-79 seconds) and 41 seconds per study (range, 19-71 seconds) on days 1 and 2, respectively. Overall accuracy of determination of stone composition and interpretation time for DECT were essentially double those of the HU images (87% vs 45% and 21 vs 47 seconds, respectively). Reviewer's experience level did not affect accuracy or speed. Conclusion DECT is easier to learn, faster to interpret, and more accurate than HU in determining urinary calculi composition for physicians at various levels of training and practice.

Maria A. Jepperson; El-Sayed H. Ibrahim; Abby Taylor; Joseph G. Cernigliaro; William E. Haley; David D. Thiel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ground Vibration Measurement  

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Measurement of ground vibration is important for checking of amplitudes of ... confirmation of efficiency of control measures of ground vibration. The properties of measuring instruments used can affect the resul...

Dr. Milutin Srbulov

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative YOUR GATEWAY TO INFORMATION ON HOW TO CHOOSE ENERGY-EFFICIENT RESIDENTIAL WINDOWS 101 Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC) members have made a commitment to manufacture and promote energy-efficient windows. This site provides unbiased information on the benefits of energy-efficient windows, descriptions of how they work, and recommendations for their selection and use. Selecting Windows for New Construction Window Selection Tool Selection Process Design Guidance Installation Selecting Replacement Windows Window Selection Tool Assessing Replacement Options Selection Process Design Guidance Installation Understanding Windows Benefits of Energy Efficient Windows Design Considerations How to Measure Performance Window Technologies

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Puget Sound Communities Promote Energy Efficiency | Department of Energy  

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Puget Sound Communities Promote Energy Efficiency Puget Sound Communities Promote Energy Efficiency Puget Sound Communities Promote Energy Efficiency April 2, 2010 - 4:50pm Addthis Lorelei Laird Writer, Energy Empowers What does this project do? Identifies wasted energy Frees up money for cash strapped programs in the area. Four organizations on Washington state's Kitsap Peninsula are joining forces to improve their energy efficiency. Led by the City of Bremerton, the largest participant city by population and energy needs, the four will hire an expert consultant to find and document ways to save energy in big ways and small. Pat Coxon, Wastewater Division manager for the city, says the project is still getting started, but reductions in every part of its resource use are on the table. He says the grant was a well-timed opportunity for Bremerton

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Assessment of Energy Efficiency Improvement and CO2 Emission Reduction Potentials in India's Cement Industry  

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2000. “Potentials for Energy Efficiency Improvement in theBenefits of Industrial Energy Efficiency Measures,” EnergyC. , and Price, L. , 2008. Energy Efficiency Improvement

Morrow III, William R.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Energy-Efficiency Opportunities for the Cement Industry in Shandong Province, China  

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Banerjee, R. , 2005. Energy Efficiency and Demand SideKiln Systems,” Energy Efficiency in the Cement Industry (Ed.of Industrial Energy Efficiency Measures,” Proceedings of

Price, Lynn

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Measuring Performance: ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient Program 2013 Measuring Performance: ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient Program 2013 Windows for residential buildings are eligible for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient recognition in 2013. The U.S. EPA will add qualifying models to the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2013 product list for windows from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. The following products are not eligible for Most Efficient recognition in 2013: Windows for commercial buildings Doors Skylights Tubular Daylighting Devices Energy Star Most Efficient Program Energy Star Zones The ENERGY STAR Most Efficient designation recognizes the most efficient products among those that qualify for the ENERGY STAR. These exceptional products represent the leading edge in energy efficient products for a given year. Criteria Windows must be ENERGY STAR qualified consistent with applicable ENERGY

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Energy efficient data centers  

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wit h energy efficiency Improving Best Practices Linkwit h energy efficiency Improving Best Practices Linkwit h energy efficiency Improving Best Practices Link

Tschudi, William; Xu, Tengfang; Sartor, Dale; Koomey, Jon; Nordman, Bruce; Sezgen, Osman

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Program and Market Trends  

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

Energy Efficiency Program and Market Trends Energy Efficiency Program and Market Trends EETD's energy efficiency program and market trends research includes technical, economic and policy analysis to inform public and private decision-making on public-interest issues related to utility-sector energy efficiency programs and regulation, and government-funded energy efficiency initiatives. LBNL's research in this area is focused on: Energy efficiency portfolio planning and market assessment, Design and implementation of a portfolio of energy efficiency programs that achieve various policy objectives Utility sector energy efficiency business models, Options for administering energy efficiency programs, Evaluation, measurement and verification of energy efficiency impacts and ESCO industry and market trends and performance.

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Energy Efficiency Governance Energy Efficiency  

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countries through collective response to physical disruptions in oil supply and to advise member countries on sound energy policy. The IEA carries out a comprehensive programme of energy co-operation among 28 advanced economies, each of which is obliged to hold oil stocks equivalent to 90 days of its net imports. The Agency aims to: n Secure member countries ’ access to reliable and ample supplies of all forms of energy; in particular, through maintaining effective emergency response capabilities in case of oil supply disruptions. n Promote sustainable energy policies that spur economic growth and environmental protection in a global context – particularly in terms of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions that contribute to climate change. n Improve transparency of international markets through collection and analysis of energy data. n Support global collaboration on energy technology to secure future energy supplies and mitigate their environmental impact, including through improved energy efficiency and development and deployment of low-carbon technologies. © OECD/IEA, 2010 International Energy Agency 9 rue de la Fédération

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Productivity benefits of industrial energy efficiency measures  

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the blast furnace means less coke is needed, so maintenancecontrol Foamy slag practices Coke making Oxy-fuel burners/Variable speed drive on coke oven gas compressors Coke dry

Worrell, Ernst

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Efficiency Measure for Dynamic Networks with  

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Electricity generation and distribution network Supply chain network #12;Varying Demand in Global OilVarying Demand in Global Oil DemandDemand Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy www.eia.doe.gov #12-dependent demand structures will occur on the Internet as individuals seekstructures will occur on the Internet

Nagurney, Anna

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PDSF Job Efficiency  

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Optimization Running Jobs Efficiently Running Jobs Efficiently Job Efficiency A job's efficiency is the ratio of its CPU time to the actual time it took to run, i.e., cputime ...

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SEPTEMBER 2009 ENERGY EFFICIENCY &  

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SEPTEMBER 2009 GUIDE TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY & RENEWABLE ENERGY FINANCING DISTRICTS FOR LOCAL Assessment Districts) DEER Database for Energy Efficient Resources DSIRE Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency EECBG Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants EIM Energy Improvement Mortgage

Kammen, Daniel M.

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Energy Efficiency Resource Standard | Department of Energy  

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

Efficiency Resource Standard Efficiency Resource Standard Energy Efficiency Resource Standard < Back Eligibility Investor-Owned Utility Utility Program Info State Rhode Island Program Type Energy Efficiency Resource Standard Provider Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission Rhode Island enacted legislation in 2006 requiring the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to establish standards for system reliability, energy efficiency and conservation procurement, including standards for energy supply diversification, distributed generation, demand response, and "prudent and reliable" energy efficiency and energy conservation measures. These standards and guidelines, which were adopted by the PUC in 2008, must be reviewed at least once every three years. Each electric and natural gas

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Assessing Window Replacement Options Assessing Window Replacement Options What are the benefits of energy-efficient windows? Energy & Cost Savings Improved Comfort Less Condensation Increased Light & View Reduced Fading Lower HVAC Costs How is window performance measured? U-factor Solar Heat Gain Coefficient Visible Transmittance Air Leakage Condensation Resistance Are there financing and incentive programs? Overview of Utility and State Programs Performance Standards Energy Rating Programs Building America Program Documents Measure Guideline: Energy-Efficient Window Performance and Selection exit disclaimer Measure Guideline: Wood Window Repair, Rehabilitation, and Replacement exit disclaimer Whether you would like to improve the energy performance of your existing windows or replace them with new energy-efficient windows, several options are available. An energy audit can help you identify good strategies for more efficient windows and a more efficient house. Whichever energy efficiency measures you consider, the federal government as well as state, local, and utility programs may offer financing help or weatherization assistance.

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National Grid Energy Efficiency Plans  

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

Grid's Energy Efficiency Programs Grid's Energy Efficiency Programs FUPWG Presentation Frederick McKiernan April 14, 2010 2  Commercial New Construction  Large Commercial Retrofit  Small Business Direct Installation  Engineering and Other Services C&I Energy Efficiency Programs 3 Incentive Structure  Incentive offering for electric and gas measures varies  Prescriptive approach - based on a per unit-basis (fixed)  Custom approach - based on the unique energy savings and cost criteria of a project  Comprehensive approach - based on the evaluation of the whole building; and - based on the benefits from examining an integrated engineering approach (for multiple measures) 4  Focuses on direct install of retrofit lighting, energy management systems, refrigeration, and prescriptive gas measures

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A Tale of Two Buildings: Achieving Energy Efficiency  

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, the EB Cx process identified and developed the energy efficiency measures needed to cut the wasted energy use....

Rouse, S.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Density measurements Viscosity measurements  

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Density measurements Viscosity measurements Temperature measurements Pressure measurements Flow rate measurements Velocity measurements Sensors How to measure fluid flow properties ? Am´elie Danlos Ravelet Experimental methods for fluid flows: an introduction #12;Density measurements Viscosity

Ravelet, Florent

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for Cement Making. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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Energy efficiency integrated into organizational culture.organizational commitment to continuous improvement of energy efficiency.efficiency project, limited finances, poor accountability for measures, or organizational

Worrell, Ernst

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Pharmaceutical Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

use and organizational goals for energy efficiency. Stafforganizational commitment to continuous improvement of energy efficiency.efficiency project, limited finances, poor accountability for measures, or organizational

Galitsky, Christina

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OPTIONS for ENERGY EFFICIENCY  

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OPTIONS for ENERGY EFFICIENCY in EXISTING BUILDINGS December 2005 CEC-400-2005-039-CMF;OPTIONS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY in EXISTING BUILDINGS COMMISSION REPORT TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ............................................................................iii California's Successful Energy Efficiency Programs

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Energy Efficient Radio Resource  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy Efficient Radio Resource Management in a Coordinated Multi-Cell Distributed Antenna System Omer HALILOGLU Introduction System Model Performance Evaluation Conclusion References Energy Efficient Hacettepe University 5 September 2014 Omer HALILOGLU (Hacettepe University) Energy Efficient Radio Resource

Yanikomeroglu, Halim

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Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Overview | Department...  

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

Measurement and Verification Plan for Your Energy Efficiency ProjectProgram A Primer on EM&V, Data Collection, Tracking and Reporting of Efficiency Savings, and Supporting...

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Cookeville Electric Department - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate  

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

Cookeville Electric Department - Residential Energy Efficiency Cookeville Electric Department - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Cookeville Electric Department - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Utility Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Maximum Rebate Energy Audit Suggested Measures: $500 Program Info State Tennessee Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Heat Pump: $150 Water Heater: $100 Energy Audit Suggested Measures: 50% of cost Provider Cookeville Electric Department Cookeville Electric Department, in collaboration with the Tennessee Valley Authority, offers an incentive for residential customers to install energy efficient equipment through the ''energy right'' rebate program. Rebates

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SM Energy-Efficient  

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SM 111 Energy Energy-Efficient Ventilation for Apartment Buildings #12. These Guides provide clear and practical information on issues related to energy-efficient building retrofits

Diamond, Richard

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Energy Efficiency Resource Standard | Department of Energy  

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

Efficiency Resource Standard Efficiency Resource Standard Energy Efficiency Resource Standard < Back Eligibility Investor-Owned Utility Utility Savings Category Other Bioenergy Buying & Making Electricity Solar Heating & Cooling Water Heating Wind Program Info State Wisconsin Program Type Energy Efficiency Resource Standard Provider Public Service Commission of Wisconsin In March 2006, Wisconsin enacted Act 141 (2005), which requires the commission to revise goals, priorities, and measurable targets for energy efficiency programs every 4 years. An order issued by the Public Service Commission (PSC) in November 2010 set annual percentage targets for electricity and natural gas reductions for the first 4-year planning period (2011-2014). Funding is provided by ratepayers to the utilities' statewide

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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program  

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

MS-City-Jackson MS-City-Jackson Location: City Jackson MS American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description 1) Create new positions to help manage energy efficiency and conservation strategy programs, including Energy Efficiency Administrative Analyst and Energy Efficient Management Coordinator, 2) energy efficiency retrofits at several city facilities (upgrade lighting and energy management systems, implement renewable energy components, upgrade mechanical plants/HVAC systems, street lighting, traffic signal improvements and weatherization measures), 3) LED traffic and pedestrian lighting retrofits/upgrades, and 4) financial incentive program for residents to purchase new energy efficient appliances Conditions: Historic preservation clause applies to this application

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Refines Efficiency Improvement  

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Refinery processes that convert heavy oils to lighter distillate fuels require heating for distillation, hydrogen addition or carbon rejection (coking). Efficiency is limited by the formation of insoluble carbon-rich coke deposits. Heat exchangers and other refinery units must be shut down for mechanical coke removal, resulting in a significant loss of output and revenue. When a residuum is heated above the temperature at which pyrolysis occurs (340 C, 650 F), there is typically an induction period before coke formation begins (Magaril and Aksenova 1968, Wiehe 1993). To avoid fouling, refiners often stop heating a residuum before coke formation begins, using arbitrary criteria. In many cases, this heating is stopped sooner than need be, resulting in less than maximum product yield. Western Research Institute (WRI) has developed innovative Coking Index concepts (patent pending) which can be used for process control by refiners to heat residua to the threshold, but not beyond the point at which coke formation begins when petroleum residua materials are heated at pyrolysis temperatures (Schabron et al. 2001). The development of this universal predictor solves a long standing problem in petroleum refining. These Coking Indexes have great potential value in improving the efficiency of distillation processes. The Coking Indexes were found to apply to residua in a universal manner, and the theoretical basis for the indexes has been established (Schabron et al. 2001a, 2001b, 2001c). For the first time, a few simple measurements indicates how close undesired coke formation is on the coke formation induction time line. The Coking Indexes can lead to new process controls that can improve refinery distillation efficiency by several percentage points. Petroleum residua consist of an ordered continuum of solvated polar materials usually referred to as asphaltenes dispersed in a lower polarity solvent phase held together by intermediate polarity materials usually referred to as resins. The Coking Indexes focus on the amount of these intermediate polarity species since coke formation begins when these are depleted. Currently the Coking Indexes are determined by either titration or solubility measurements which must be performed in a laboratory. In the current work, various spectral, microscopic, and thermal techniques possibly leading to on-line analysis were explored for measuring the Coking Indexes.

WRI

2002-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Maryland Efficiency Program Options  

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Maryland Efficiency Program Options, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

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Energy Efficient Buildings Hub  

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Energy Efficient Buildings HUB Lunch Presentation for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review

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Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments  

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

Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency Assessments Lynn Price Staff Scientist China Energy Group Energy Analysis Department Environmental Energy Technologies Division Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments - Definition and overview of key components - International experience - Chinese situation and recommendations - US-China collaboration Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments - Analysis of the use of energy and potential for energy efficiency in an industrial facility * Current situation * Recommendations for improving energy efficiency * Cost-benefit analysis of recommended options * An action plan for realizing potential savings Types of Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments - Preliminary or walk-through - Detailed or diagnostic Audit criteria

243

Analyser av effektivitet til nyutviklet solfanger i polymermateriale = Analyses of the efficiency for a new polymer solar collector.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??In this thesis, variations in efficiency between two different solar collectors have been measured. Solar collector efficiency has been measured at different levels of flow.… (more)

Schakenda, Jeanette A.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Top 10 Energy Efficiency Opportunities  

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

Top 10 Energy Efficiency Top 10 Energy Efficiency Opportunities Federal Utility Partnership Working Group San Francisco, 5/22/2013 Siva Sethuraman Customer Energy Solutions PG&E 2 Whole Building A comprehensive, performance-based approach to achieving 15+% energy savings in existing commercial buildings - quantification of energy use baselines and estimate savings at the whole building level leveraging the power of interval meter data. Behavioral Operational Retrofit Types of Energy Savings * Simplified, integrated offering * Bigger incentives tied to performance * Flexibility to pursue a range of measures overtime * Transparent and credible bill savings Baseline Analytics, Examples 3 Small Commercial EMS * Energy management system (EMS) products that offer integrated

245

energy efficiency | OpenEI Community  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

energy efficiency energy efficiency Home Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(2002) Super contributor 2 January, 2013 - 12:53 Key energy efficiency measures signed into law by President Obama energy efficiency legislation OpenEI President Obama President Obama recently signed into law the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act, a piece of legislation that includes provisions that are aimed at aggressively moving clean energy and energy efficiency forward. For a more in-depth article, visit Smartgridnews.com Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(2002) Super contributor 12 December, 2012 - 11:30 FOA aimed at growing expansive database of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Incentives and Policies DOE energy efficiency FOA funding opportunity Renewable Energy

246

Case Histories of Energy Efficient Motors  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A number of new energy efficient (EE) motors have been installed at the Port Neches SBR plant in the past few years. Some of these installations presented many problems. The measurement of dollars saved has been difficult. Easy installations...

Riley, J. C.; Comiskey, W. T

247

Fact #721: April 2, 2012 Heavy Trucks Move Freight Efficiently  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Though discussions of vehicle efficiency are often centered on a measurement of miles per gallon, it is also important to consider how efficiently a vehicle carries its payload. Although heavy...

248

Sustainable energy roadmap for Austin : how Austin Energy can optimize its energy efficiency.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This report asks how Austin Energy can optimally operate residential energy efficiency and demand side management programs including demand response measures. Efficient energy use is… (more)

Johnston, Andrew Hayden, 1979-

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Building Energy Efficient Schools  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Many new school buildings consume only half the energy required by similar efficient structures designed without energy performance as a design criterion. These are comfortable and efficient while construction costs remain about the same as those...

McClure, J. D.; Estes, J. M.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Energy efficient data centers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Center 6.2 utilized fan coil units, rather than computerEfficiency kW/ton Fan Coil Unit Design Efficiency CFM/kWCenter 6.2 utilized fan coil units, rather than computer

Tschudi, William; Xu, Tengfang; Sartor, Dale; Koomey, Jon; Nordman, Bruce; Sezgen, Osman

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Efficient Living Energy Grant | Department of Energy  

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

Efficient Living Energy Grant Efficient Living Energy Grant Efficient Living Energy Grant < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Appliances & Electronics Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Other Maximum Rebate $350,000 or 100% of the total project costs Program Info State Illinois Program Type State Grant Program Rebate Amount Varies by technology Provider Smart Energy Design Assistance Center The Smart Energy Design Assistance Center and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is offering grants for public housing authorities PHAs) and their residents for the implementation of energy efficiency measures. Applicants must be serviced by Ameren Illinois, ComEd,

252

Progress Energy Carolinas - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program |  

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

Energy Efficiency Program Energy Efficiency Program Progress Energy Carolinas - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Construction Industrial Multi-Family Residential Nonprofit Schools Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Other Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Maximum Rebate Custom Projects: 75% of the incremental measure costs Technical Efficiency Studies: 50% of cost up to $10,000-$20,000 Design Incentive (New Construction): $50,000 Program Info Expiration Date 1/1/2013 State South Carolina Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Custom: $0.08 per kW hour saved annually CFL Lamps (Retrofit Only): $1.50

253

Farmers Electric Cooperative (Kalona) - Residential Efficiency Matching  

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

Farmers Electric Cooperative (Kalona) - Residential Efficiency Farmers Electric Cooperative (Kalona) - Residential Efficiency Matching Grant Program Farmers Electric Cooperative (Kalona) - Residential Efficiency Matching Grant Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Commercial Heating & Cooling Program Info State Iowa Program Type Utility Grant Program Rebate Amount 50% of cost, up to $100 Provider Farmers Electric Cooperative Farmers Electric Cooperative (FEC) offers a grant program which splits the cost of simple energy efficient improvements to the home. The utility will cover 50% of the cost of eligible improvements made by the participating member. Grants are limited to $100 per year. A variety of measures and

254

Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide  

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

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

255

Energy Efficiency Financing  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Information and examples of state financing for energy efficiency programs, with descriptions on implementation methods and concerns.

256

Energy Efficiency Program Overview  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy Efficiency Program Overview Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency CATEE Conference November 18-20, 2014 Dallas, TX ESL-KT-14-11-02 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 General Overview • State of Texas... enacted legislation requiring Transmission and Distribution utilities (TDUs) achieve annual goals for energy efficiency • Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) implemented rules and guidelines for consistency among the TDU programs • Texas TDUs...

Mutiso,S.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Energy Efficient Motors  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

.. " ENERGY EFFICIENT MOTORS W. R. Hoffmeyer General Electric Company Fort Wayne, Indiana ABSTRACT Efficiency is only one aspect of motor per formance. This paper discusses how efficiency is influenced by such factors as horsepower rating... and in cost~ saVings, especially if the power company imposes a penalty for low power factor. Increasing efficiency has a direct effect on operating cost. Increasing power factor has only an indirect and less profound effect. This was recognized by ASHRAE...

Hoffmeyer, W.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Transportation Efficiency Strategies  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

fuel efficiency through conventional engine hybrid and other technologies Reducing air pollution with conventional engine technology Hybrid and internal...

259

ENTRY LOBBY ENERGY EFFICIENCY  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ENTRY LOBBY ENERGY EFFICIENCY Clerestory windows provide natural day-lighting.· Exterior roof SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES #12;ADMINISTRATION ENERGY EFFICIENCY High performance window glazing· minimizes heat gain ENERGY EFFICIENCY High performance window glazing· minimizes heat gain. Light-colored roofing reflects

Escher, Christine

260

Managing Energy Efficiency Improvement  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

efficiency opportunities as well as promote the use of energy efficient methodologies and technologies. If, as program results suggest, 15% to 20% of the gas that is now consumed at by plant operations can be saved through efficiencies, it would save $500...

Almaguer, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Definition of Energy Efficiency  

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

Energy Users Energy Efficiency Page Energy Efficiency Definition Energy Users Energy Efficiency Page Energy Efficiency Definition Energy Efficiency: Definition Stairs) "Take the Stairs--Be More Energy Efficient" Person A interprets the sign as the "true" definition of energy efficiency. To Person A, the elevator is not being used. He is still getting to where he wants to go and using less energy in doing so. Person B considers the fact that she is not getting to where she is going with the same ease. She does not believe that she is being energy efficient, but instead she believes that she is "conserving energy" at a reduced level of service-she has to walk instead of ride. When it comes to trying to define "to be energy efficient" or "energy efficiency", there does not seem to be a single commonly-accepted definition of energy efficiency. Along the lines of Person B's thinking, it is generally thought that an increase in energy efficiency is when either energy inputs are reduced for a given level of service, or there are increased or enhanced services for a given amount of energy inputs.

262

Efficiency and Intensity in the AEO 2010  

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

Session 9 Session 9 Energy Efficiency: Measuring Gains and Quantifying Opportunities April 7, 2010 2010 Energy Conference Washington, DC Steve Wade, Economist Efficiency and Intensity in the AEO 2010 Steve Wade, 2010 Energy Conference, April 7, 2010 2 * What are the sources of efficiency in the AEO 2010? * What is the contribution of energy efficiency to projected U.S. energy intensity? * How do AEO scenarios relate to technical potential? Overview Steve Wade, 2010 Energy Conference, April 7, 2010 3 * Technology - Stock turnover - Progress and learning * Mandates - CAFÉ, efficiency standards (NAECA, EPACT), building codes... - Renewable fuel standards * Incentives - Tax credits, loan guarantees, grants, ...  Energy efficiency and renewables - ACESA, ARRA (stimulus bill) ...  Investment tax credits

263

International Cooperation on Advancing Equipment and Appliance Efficiency  

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

Equipment and Equipment and Appliance Efficiency The Superefficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative 1 What is SEAD? * SEAD is a global market transformation initiative for deploying super-efficient equipment and appliances. * SEAD has three goals: - To raise the efficiency ceiling * Pull super-efficient appliances and equipment into the market through cooperation on measures like incentives, procurement, awards, and R&D investments - To raise the efficiency floor * Work together to bolster national or regional policies like minimum efficiency standards - To strengthen the foundations of efficiency programs * Coordinate technical work to support these activities 2 SEAD Partners Australia European Commission Canada France Germany India Japan Korea Mexico

264

Potential of Drastic Improvement of Energy Efficiency in Japan  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Introduction of effective policy measures to improve energy efficiency not only for industry sector but for household and commercial sector etc. should be explored...

Seiji Ikkatai; Haruki Tsuchiya

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Uniform Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings and...  

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

programs offered by ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs in the US. Using a single measurement and verification protocol to calculate the energy savings from a particular...

266

The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency...  

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

programs offered by ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs in the US. Using a single measurement and verification protocol to calculate the energy savings from a particular...

267

Eight Approaches to Enable Greater Energy Efficiency: A Guide...  

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

Developing an Evaluation Measurement, and Verification Plan: Residential Retrofits A Primer on EM&V, Data Collection, Tracking and Reporting of Efficiency Savings, and Supporting...

268

Uniform Methods Project for Determining Energy Efficiency Program Savings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Under the Uniform Methods Project, DOE is developing a set of protocols for determining savings from energy efficiency measures and programs. The protocols provide a straightforward method for...

269

The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures: January 2012 - March 2013 Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Commercial and Industrial Lighting...

270

The Uniform Methods Project: Methods For Determining Energy Efficiency...  

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

for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures: January 2012 - March 2013 Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Commercial and Industrial Lighting...

271

Energy Efficiency Opportunities within the Heat Treatment Industry.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Energy efficiency measures have become a top priority for large energy consuming companies because of the increasing energy prices and implemented energy policies. Many companies… (more)

Källen, Malin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Measurement-Measurement-  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Internet Measurement- System A Measurement- System B Control System GPS Satellite GPS Satellite GPS Receiver GPS Receiver 2) measurement 3) data1) command Methodology for One-way IP Performance Measurement This paper proposes a methodology for measurement of one-way IP performance metrics such as one-way delay

Jeong, Jaehoon "Paul"

273

What's Energy Efficiency?  

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

What is energy efficiency? What is energy efficiency? Energy efficiency is "using less energy to provide the same service". There are other definitions, but this is a good operational one. The best way to understand this idea is through examples: When you replace a single pane window in your house with an energy-efficient one, the new window prevents heat from escaping in the winter, so you save energy by using your furnace or electric heater less while still staying comfortable. In the summer, efficient windows keep the heat out, so the air conditioner does not run as often and you save electricity. When you replace an appliance, such as a refrigerator or clothes washer, or office equipment, such as a computer or printer, with a more energy-efficient model, the new equipment provides the same service, but

274

Sandia National Laboratories: Energy Efficiency  

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

ClimateRenewable SystemsEnergy Efficiency Energy Efficiency Solid-State Lighting Overview Progress in SSL Energy Efficiency Solid-State Lighting Technology Challenges SSL EFRC...

275

bpa.gov - Energy Efficiency  

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

BPA Energy Efficiency Plan BPA Post 2011 EE Role Low Income Efficiency Smart Grid Demand Response Energy Efficiency Emerging Technologies Behavior Based EE Programs News & Events...

276

PROGRESS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

made in the energy efficiency of buildings. Better cost dataimproving energy efficiency of buildings is being addressedimprovement of energy efficiency in buildings are briefly

Wall, L.W.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Energy Efficiency: A Priority  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy Efficiency: A Priority October 9th 2013 2 Energy efficiency: a priority NBC profile (April 30th, 2013) 1st financial institution in Quebec 19 920 employees 451 branches in Canada 2,4 million individual clients 3 Energy efficiency: a... priority Energenia?s profile Consulting firm specializing exclusively in energy efficency Founded by Robert Patenaude in 2003 National Bank?s main partner for the development, implementation and supervision of the energy efficiciency program since...

Patenaude, R.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Bearwall Energy Efficient Solutions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

CATEE Conference November 20, 2014 ENERGY EFFICIENT SOLUTIONS ESL-KT-14-11-06 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Brief History of Bearwall… Who We Are: ? Manuel Sovero ? Luis Osorio Energy Conservation... Experience: ESL-KT-14-11-06 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Energy Programs… ESL-KT-14-11-06 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Bearwall Methodology… Introduction...

Sovero,M.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Consortium for Energy Efficiency  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation covers the Consortium for Energy Efficiency at the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting, held on November 18-19, 2009.

280

Energy Efficient Digital Networks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

introduced to the market, saving energy in California, thesupport EEE to save energy, so broad market adoption shouldaccelerate market transformation of energy efficient digital

Lanzisera, Steven

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Energy Efficiency Calendar  

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

Energy-Efficiency-Calendar Sign In About | Careers | Contact | Investors | bpa.gov Search News & Us Expand News & Us Projects & Initiatives Expand Projects & Initiatives...

282

Energy Efficient Data Centers  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation—given at the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) Fall 2008 meeting—covers energy efficiency improvement opportunities for data centers, including data center design.

283

BPA Energy Efficiency Plan  

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

BPA Energy Efficiency Plan Pages default Sign In About | Careers | Contact | Investors | bpa.gov Search Policy & Reporting Expand Policy & Reporting EE Sectors Expand EE...

284

Defining engine efficiency limits  

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

assess opportunities for efficiency gains * Gain better understanding of loss mechanisms (heat loss, combustion irreversibility, etc) and how they interact and compete with one...

285

Stirling Engine Cycle Efficiency.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??ABSTRACT This study strives to provide a clear explanation of the Stirling engine and its efficiency using new automation technology and the Lab View software.… (more)

Naddaf, Nasrollah

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Efficient Generation of Generic Entanglement  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We find that generic entanglement is physical, in the sense that it can be generated in polynomial time from two-qubit gates picked at random. We prove as the main result that such a process generates the average entanglement of the uniform (Haar) measure in at most $O(N^3)$ steps for $N$ qubits. This is despite an exponentially growing number of such gates being necessary for generating that measure fully on the state space. Numerics furthermore show a variation cut-off allowing one to associate a specific time with the achievement of the uniform measure entanglement distribution. Various extensions of this work are discussed. The results are relevant to entanglement theory and to protocols that assume generic entanglement can be achieved efficiently.

R. Oliveira; O. C. O. Dahlsten; M. B. Plenio

2007-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

287

Edmund G. Brown, Jr. ENERGY-EFFICIENT COMMUNITY  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

's provided structure-specific building plans. The alternative energy efficiency approaches are; "EE Package" design approach incorporating advanced energy efficiency measures including alternative grades of wall andEdmund G. Brown, Jr. Governor ENERGY-EFFICIENT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN CALIFORNIA: CHULA VISTA

288

Energy-Efficient Sensing and Communication of Parallel Gaussian Sources  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy-Efficient Sensing and Communication of Parallel Gaussian Sources Xi Liu, Osvaldo Simeone to be operated in an energy-efficient manner in order to attain a satisfactory lifetime. Energy consumption efficiency [2] [3]. We refer to the energy cost associated with measurements and compression of information

Erkip, Elza

289

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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

Measuring Performance: ENERGY STAR® Windows Measuring Performance: ENERGY STAR® Windows Windows for residential buildings are eligible for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient recognition in 2013. View the criteria for windows for the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient Program. Energy Star Most Efficient Program The Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have developed an ENERGY STAR exit disclaimer designation for products meeting certain energy performance criteria. Windows that have the ENERGY STAR designation will be labeled showing the zones in which it is qualified. Since energy efficient performance of windows, doors, and skylights varies by climate, product recommendations are given for four U.S. climate zones. For making comparisons among ENERGY STAR products, use the NFRC label or

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Turbine efficiency test on a large hydraulic turbine unit  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The flow rate measurements are the most difficult part of efficiency tests on prototype hydraulic turbines. Among the numerous flow rate measurement methods ... the Winter Kennedy method is preferred for measurin...

ZongGuo Yan; LingJiu Zhou; ZhengWei Wang

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

ENERGY EFFICIENT INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. D R A F T October 27, 2010, 11:34pm D R A F T #12;2 ENERGY EFFICIENT INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE FigureCHAPTER 1 ENERGY EFFICIENT INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE Weirong Jiang, Ph.D.1 , and Viktor K. Prasanna]. In other words, an IP address may match multiple prefixes, but only the longest D R A F T October 27, 2010

Prasanna, Viktor K.

292

Landscaping for energy efficiency  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This publication by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory addresses the use of landscaping for energy efficiency. The topics of the publication include minimizing energy expenses; landscaping for a cleaner environment; climate, site, and design considerations; planning landscape; and selecting and planting trees and shrubs. A source list for more information on landscaping for energy efficiency and a reading list are included.

NONE

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Energy Efficiency Resource Standards Resources  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Energy efficiency resource standards mandate a quantified energy efficiency goal for an energy provider or jurisdiction within a predetermined timeframe.

294

Energy Efficient Data Centers  

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

Energy Efficient Data Centers Energy Efficient Data Centers Title Energy Efficient Data Centers Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-54163 Year of Publication 2004 Authors Tschudi, William F., Tengfang T. Xu, Dale A. Sartor, Jonathan G. Koomey, Bruce Nordman, and Osman Sezgen Call Number LBNL-54163 Abstract Data Center facilities, prevalent in many industries and institutions are essential to Californias economy. Energy intensive data centers are crucial to Californias industries, and many other institutions (such as universities) in the state, and they play an important role in the constantly evolving communications industry. To better understand the impact of the energy requirements and energy efficiency improvement potential in these facilities, the California Energy Commissions PIER Industrial Program initiated this project with two primary focus areas: First, to characterize current data center electricity use; and secondly, to develop a research roadmap defining and prioritizing possible future public interest research and deployment efforts that would improve energy efficiency.

295

Appliance Efficiency Standards  

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

6 6 Appliance Efficiency Standards Part 2 of 2: Policy process and consumer gains Part 1 of this article (CBS News, Spring 1995) discussed LBNL's role in setting federal appliance efficiency standards and presented an overview of the net national benefits of standards. Here, we examine the broader policy context for appliance standards and consumer benefits. Policy Context Appliance efficiency standards provide a minimum requirement for energy efficiency at the point of manufacture (or import). These standards seek to overcome market failures-including price distortions and transaction costs-that have historically given rise to a gap between observed and attainable product efficiencies. In this way, appliance standards complement information programs, utility DSM and other incentive programs,

296

The Efficient Window Collaborative  

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

5 5 The Efficient Window Collaborative http://www.efficientwindows.org Energy-efficient windows make up only about 35% of the U.S. residential window market, even though they are cost-effective in approximately 80% or more of all applications. To ensure that efficient windows reach their optimum potential in homes throughout the U.S., the Department of Energy and key players in the U.S. window industry have formed the Efficient Window Collaborative (EWC). The EWC's goal is doubling the market share of efficient windows by 2005. With 31 charter members from the window and glass industries, the EWC is managed jointly by the Washington, D.C.-based Alliance to Save Energy and the Center for Building Science's Windows and Daylighting Group. The EWC serves as a focal point for voluntary

297

Energy Efficient Technologies  

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

Energy Efficient Technologies Energy Efficient Technologies Energy efficient technologies are available now! Many of the vehicles currently on display in dealer showrooms boast new performance-enhancing, fuel-saving technologies that can save you money. Engine Technologies Transmission Technologies All Engine Technology Average Efficiency Increase Variable Valve Timing & Lift improve engine efficiency by optimizing the flow of fuel & air into the engine for various engine speeds. 5% Cylinder Deactivation saves fuel by deactivating cylinders when they are not needed. 7.5% Turbochargers & Superchargers increase engine power, allowing manufacturers to downsize engines without sacrificing performance or to increase performance without lowering fuel economy. 7.5% Integrated Starter/Generator (ISG) Systems automatically turn the engine on/off when the vehicle is stopped to reduce fuel consumed during idling. 8%

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efficiency | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

efficiency efficiency Dataset Summary Description View 2010 energy efficiency data from AeroSys Inc, Coaire, Cold Point, First Operations, LG Electronics, Nordyne, and Quietside manufacturers. Data includes cooling capacity, cooling performance, heating capacity, and heating performance. Spreadsheet was created by combining the tables in pdf files that are included in the zip file. Source Energy Applicance Data - United States Federal Trade Commission, www.ftc.gov Date Released Unknown Date Updated Unknown Keywords air conditioner central air conditioner efficiency efficient energy heat pump Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon 2010_CentralAC_All.xls (xls, 82.4 KiB) application/zip icon 2010CentralAirConditioner.zip (zip, 398.2 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review

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efficient | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

efficient efficient Dataset Summary Description View 2010 energy efficiency data from AeroSys Inc, Coaire, Cold Point, First Operations, LG Electronics, Nordyne, and Quietside manufacturers. Data includes cooling capacity, cooling performance, heating capacity, and heating performance. Spreadsheet was created by combining the tables in pdf files that are included in the zip file. Source Energy Applicance Data - United States Federal Trade Commission, www.ftc.gov Date Released Unknown Date Updated Unknown Keywords air conditioner central air conditioner efficiency efficient energy heat pump Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon 2010_CentralAC_All.xls (xls, 82.4 KiB) application/zip icon 2010CentralAirConditioner.zip (zip, 398.2 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review

300

The Standard Energy Efficiency Database Platform  

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

SEED: The Standard Energy SEED: The Standard Energy Efficiency Database Platform Bill Prindle Bill Prindle ICF International William.prindle@icfi.com 202-492-9698 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: Data invisibility is a fundamental barrier in building end-use markets. Measuring and recognizing efficiency in U.S. buildings requires standardizing our energy data infrastructure via software conventions. Impact of Project: SEED is intended to provide public

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301

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program  

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

U.S. Department of Energy Categorical Exclusion Determination Form Program or Field Office: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Project Title LA-City-Kenner Location: City Kenner LA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description: 1) Use consultant to help develop energy efficiency and conservation strategy; 2) perform residential energy audits and direct install of low-cost EE measures which includes compact fluorescent lights, hot

302

The Standard Energy Efficiency Database Platform  

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

SEED: The Standard Energy SEED: The Standard Energy Efficiency Database Platform Bill Prindle Bill Prindle ICF International William.prindle@icfi.com 202-492-9698 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: Data invisibility is a fundamental barrier in building end-use markets. Measuring and recognizing efficiency in U.S. buildings requires standardizing our energy data infrastructure via software conventions. Impact of Project: SEED is intended to provide public

303

Determining Electric Motor Load and Efficiency  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

To compare the operating costs of an existing standard motor with an appropriately-sized energy-efficient replacement, you need to determine operating hours, efficiency improvement values, and load. Part-load is a term used to describe the actual load served by the motor as compared to the rated full-load capability of the motor. Motor part-loads may be estimated through using input power, amperage, or speed measurements. This fact sheet briefly discusses several load estimation techniques.

304

Briggs & Stratton Sustainable Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 21-24, 2013 7 Energy Teams ? Corporate Energy Manager ? Corporate Environmental Department ? Facilities ? Plant Manager ? Designated Facility Energy Leader ? Various team members ? Corporate-wide Monthly...-05-22 Proceedings of the Thrity-Fifth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 21-24, 2013 13 Energy Saved through B&S Energy Efficiency Measures 7.8 7.2 15.1 6.9 13.9 7.9 7.8 15...

Feustel, R.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Fee Title: Renewable Energy Fee Measure #: Measure 44  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Fee Title: Renewable Energy Fee Measure #: Measure 44 Ballot Information Shall the undergraduates and graduate students of UCSC amend Measure 28, the Renewable Energy fee passed in Spring 2006 as follows Student Association. This measure will also allow the reserve money to be spent on energy efficiency

California at Santa Cruz, University of

306

ARPA-E Announces $60 Million for Disruptive Technologies to Cut Emissions, Boost Energy Efficiency  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Two New Programs Aim to Detect and Measure Methane Emissions and Develop Energy Efficient Heating and Cooling Systems

307

Energy Efficiency Program Administration Powerpoint Presentation...  

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

Efficiency Program Administration Powerpoint Presentation Energy Efficiency Program Administration Powerpoint Presentation Energy Efficiency Program Administration Powerpoint...

308

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

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

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency  

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

The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures (April 2013) The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures (April 2013) In April 2013 the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published the first set of protocols for determining energy savings from energy efficiency measures and programs. Funded by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the developed protocols provide a straightforward method for evaluating gross energy savings for each of the most common residential and commercial measures and programs offered by ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs in the US. Using a single measurement and verification

310

Efficiency Maine Multifamily Efficiency Program | Department of Energy  

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

Efficiency Maine Multifamily Efficiency Program Efficiency Maine Multifamily Efficiency Program Efficiency Maine Multifamily Efficiency Program < Back Eligibility Multi-Family Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State Maine Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Upon approval of Energy Reduction Plan: $100 prescriptive path per apartment unit; $200 modeling path per apartment unit Upon approval of installations: $1400 all paths or 50% of installed cost (whichever is less) Efficiency Maine's Multifamily Efficiency Program offers incentives to multifamily residency building owners for improving energy efficiency. Residencies must have 5 to 20 apartment units to qualify for this rebate.

311

Consortium for Energy Efficiency  

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

ti ti M k t o p p y Accelerating Markets for Super Efficient for Super Efficient Products and Services Federal Utility Partnership W rking Gro 2009 Fall Working Group 2009 Fall Meeting Ed Wisniewski Deputy Director November 19, 2009 Ontario, CA Who We Are Who We Are Created in 1991 by y administrators of ratepayer-funded EE programs and non- profits As their organization to: * Leverag ge efficiency y resources ( (US & Canada) ) to address structural market barrier & capture greater total savings * Sh Share "b "best" t" practi tices * Identify common needs to enhance savings impacts impacts 3 Who We Are Who We Are Nonprofit Governed and funded by members and sponsors 118 members from states and provinces with ratepayer-funded efficiency programs

312

Cost-Efficiency  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Cost?efficiency is a goal that has been integrated by policy makers into all modern health care systems to control the expansion of costs over time. It relates to maximizing the quality of a comparable unit ...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Water Application Efficiency  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The net amount of water added to the root zone as a ... the root zone, thus reducing the application efficiency. Sprinkling irrigation may involve losses due to ... , offer the potential for relatively high appli...

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Low Income Efficiency  

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

to serve as a starting point. Mission: The Northwest Public Power Regional Low-income Energy Efficiency Work Group aims to share information and develop best practices in order...

315

Buildings Energy Efficiency Policy  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Efficiency Wind Biomass Natural Gas Combined Cycle Nuclear Coal IGCC Photovoltaics Rangeof · Emphasized lighting · Insulation, HVAC, motors, windows also significant · Savings typically 1-10% per

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

316

Energy Efficiency Resource Standard  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The California Legislature emphasized the importance of energy efficiency and established broad goals with the enactment of [http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/word_pdf/FINAL_DECISION/85995.pdf Assembly Bill...

317

Efficient distributed quantum computing  

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We provide algorithms for efficiently moving and addressing quantum memory in parallel. These imply that the standard circuit model can be simulated with a low overhead by a more realistic model of a distributed quantum ...

Beals, Robert

318

Distillation: The Efficient Workhorse  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

DISTILLATION: THE EFFICIENT WORKHORSE Dan Steinmeyer Monsanto Company St. Louis, Missouri Distillation is inherently highly efficient: phase separation is clean it is relatively easy to build a mUltistage countercurrent device equilibrium... of separation to the work pmbedded in the reboiler and condenser thermal flows. The right application is one where the streams ? separated both exceed la' of the feed, relative volatility exceeds 1.2, and separation is complete - i.e. pure products...

Steinmeyer, D.

319

Measurements and Calculations on Heliostat Field  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The HERMES (Heliostat and Receiver Measuring System) has proved to ... for measurements of high solar fluxes from complete heliostat fields. The relevant measured data were heliostat field efficiency, beam qualit...

W. Schiel; G. Lemperle

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

A Modified Efficiency Equation of Solar Collectors  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract This paper describes the derivation of a modified equation for solar collector efficiency that is expressed using the heating load term instead of the inlet fluid temperature term from the currently used linear collector efficiency equation. The parameters in the modified equation are estimated using test data measured for 14 days. In evaluation of the equation's validity, the calculated daily collector efficiency agrees well with the measured daily collector efficiency, with a correlation coefficient of 0.9110. The equation is also be expressed in another form by including the term for the shape of the hot water storage tank in the solar heating system. Collector efficiencies with parametric changes are calculated with the estimated parameters and compared with different global solar irradiance on solar collectors, daily average ambient temperature and heating loads per collector area. It would be necessary to estimate the parameters for better performance of the efficiency equation with more data from long-term system simulations at various operating conditions.

Kyoung-ho Lee; Nam-choon Baek

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Empirical Methodologies for Improving HVAC Efficiency  

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Empirical Methodologies for Improving HVAC Efficiency Empirical Methodologies for Improving HVAC Efficiency Speaker(s): Anil Aswani Date: September 21, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Michael Wetter This talk describes the use of empirical methodologies that we have developed for the purpose of improving heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) efficiency through better control algorithms and configuration. We show that semiparametric regression can both identify simplified models of thermal HVAC dynamics while also estimating time-varying heating loads using only real-time temperature measurements from thermostats. These models can be used with our learning-based model predictive control (LBMPC) method in order to improve the energy-efficiency of HVAC. Experiments on testbeds with different types of HVAC show the

322

Dominion Virginia Power - Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs |  

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

Dominion Virginia Power - Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs Dominion Virginia Power - Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs Dominion Virginia Power - Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Sealing Your Home Ventilation Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Program Info Expiration Date March 31, 2013 State Virginia Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Commercial Energy Audit/Incentives: Up to $4,000 Duct Testing/Sealing: $90/ton (20 tons or less) Duct Testing/Sealing: $75/ton (21 tons or more) Dominion Virginia Power provides a number of rebates to customers for the installation of energy efficient equipment and measures.

323

Energy Efficiency Targets | Department of Energy  

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

Targets Targets Energy Efficiency Targets < Back Eligibility Investor-Owned Utility Program Info State Arkansas Program Type Energy Efficiency Resource Standard In December of 2010, the Arkansas Public Service Commission announced a [http://www.apscservices.info/pdf/08/08-144-U_153_1.pdf Sustainable Energy Resource Action Plan] for Arkansas. Along with this comprehensive plan, the Commission issued 10 Orders directing the state's four electric and three natural gas investor-owned utilities to implement the energy efficiency measures described in the Action Plan. These orders were passed on December 10, 2010. Order 17 in Docket 08-144-U sets sales reductions targets for both electric and gas utilities. The PSC directed these utilities to file comprehensive energy efficiency plans for 2011, 2012, and 2013 with incremental energy

324

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program  

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

NY-City-Babylon, Town of NY-City-Babylon, Town of Location: City Babylon, Town of NY American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description 1) Development of a residential energy efficiency retrofit program including development of workflow software, marketing, training, and purchase of equipment for measurement and verification of effectiveness of retrofits; 2) provision of services to commercial business (e.g., development of financial models) to support energy efficiency improvements and collaboration with GreenCom (e.g., tenant/landlord agreements) to create innovative mechanisms for funding energy efficiency improvements; and 3) provision of a loan loss reserve for solar photovoltaic installations and energy efficiency retrofits. Conditions: None

325

Energy Efficiency Indicators Methodology Booklet  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

2000 NRCAN, 2006. Energy Efficiency Trends in Canada 1990 toResources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency, Ottawa.NRCAN, 2009. Energy Efficiency Trends in Canada 1990 to

Sathaye, Jayant

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Efficient Data Transfer Protocols  

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

Efficient Efficient Data Transfer Protocols for Big Data Brian Tierney ∗ , Ezra Kissel † , Martin Swany † , Eric Pouyoul ∗ ∗ Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94270 † School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 Abstract-Data set sizes are growing exponentially, so it is important to use data movement protocols that are the most efficient available. Most data movement tools today rely on TCP over sockets, which limits flows to around 20Gbps on today's hardware. RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) is a promising new technology for high-performance network data movement with minimal CPU impact over circuit-based infrastructures. We compare the performance of TCP, UDP, UDT, and RoCE over high latency 10Gbps and 40Gbps network paths, and show that RoCE-based data transfers can fill a 40Gbps path using much less CPU than other protocols.

327

EIA Energy Efficiency-  

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

- Energy Efficiency, energy consumption - Energy Efficiency, energy consumption savings households, buildings, industry & vehicles Energy Savings Links Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency > Energy Savings Energy Savings saving energy in all sectors Last Page Modified: August 2010 All Sectors, Home, Commercial Building , Automobile Transportation, Manufacturing, Federal Government Program, Nonprofit and Other Organizations These links are provided solely as a service to our customers, and therefore should not be construed as advocating or reflecting any position of the Energy Information Administration (EIA). In addition, EIA does not guarantee the content or accuracy of any information presented in linked sites. If you have an "Energy Savings" web site that may be an appropriate link for this site, please contact us if you wish to be listed on this page.

328

Perspectives on Energy Efficiency  

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

2 2 nd U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum Dr. Arun Majumdar Director Advanced Research Projects Agency- Energy U.S. Department of Energy May 6, 2011 Berkeley, California Perspectives on Energy Efficiency 2 | U.S. Department of Energy energy.gov Policy Framework R&D - Advance innovative technologies for appliances, equipment, and products - Integrated buildings approaches Market Priming - Pull new products, practices and services into market faster at scale - Technical support to ENERGY STAR / new higher tier Codes & Standards - Leverage market priming and advanced technologies - Broaden coverage and update frequently to capture savings opportunities Increasing Energy Efficiency (Metrics) Number of Unit Sales At least $23B net benefits Over 3.5 quads saved annually Over 2

329

Energy Efficient Commercial Technologies  

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

Commercial Technologies April 11th, 2012 Presented by: Warren Willits Energy Solutions Center (202) 824-7150 www.ESCenter.org Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Spring 2012 Jekyll Island, GA Todays Energy Efficient Technologies  Water Heating  Heating  Air Conditioning  Humidity Control  CHP / Cogeneration Atmospheric Direct Vent High Efficiency .7 EF Atmospheric water heaters now available 97 % efficient tank water heaters now available Traditional Tank Style Water Heating  Tankless Water Heaters  EF = .82 Standard Unit  EF = .97 Condensing  Solar Water Heaters  With H.E. gas back up systems Newer Water Heaters Water Heater Life Cycle Cost Life Cycle Costs Electric Tank Water Heater Gas Water Heater

330

Implementation and Rejection of Industrial Steam System Energy Efficiency  

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

Implementation and Rejection of Industrial Steam System Energy Efficiency Implementation and Rejection of Industrial Steam System Energy Efficiency Measures Title Implementation and Rejection of Industrial Steam System Energy Efficiency Measures Publication Type Journal Article Refereed Designation Unknown LBNL Report Number LBNL-6288E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Therkelsen, Peter L., and Aimee T. McKane Journal Energy Policy Volume 57 Start Page 318 Date Published 06/2013 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Keywords industrial energy efficiency, industrial energy efficiency barriers, steam system efficiency Abstract Steam systems consume approximately one third of energy applied at U.S. industrial facilities. To reduce energy consumption, steam system energy assessments have been conducted on a wide range of industry types over the course of five years through the Energy Savings Assessment (ESA) program administered by the U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE). ESA energy assessments result in energy efficiency measure recommendations that are given potential energy and energy cost savings and potential implementation cost values. Saving and cost metrics that measure the impact recommended measures will have at facilities, described as percentages of facility baseline energy and energy cost, are developed from ESA data and used in analyses. Developed savings and cost metrics are examined along with implementation and rejection rates of recommended steam system energy efficiency measures. Based on analyses, implementation of steam system energy efficiency measures is driven primarily by cost metrics: payback period and measure implementation cost as a percentage of facility baseline energy cost (implementation cost percentage). Stated reasons for rejecting recommended measures are primarily based upon economic concerns. Additionally, implementation rates of measures are not only functions of savings and cost metrics, but time as well.

331

Behavioral Change and Building Performance: Strategies for Significant, Persistent, and Measurable Institutional Change  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The people who use Federal buildings — Federal employees, operations and maintenance staff, and the general public — can significantly impact a building’s environmental performance and the consumption of energy, water, and materials. Many factors influence building occupants’ use of resources (use behaviors) including work process requirements, ability to fulfill agency missions, new and possibly unfamiliar high-efficiency/high-performance building technologies; a lack of understanding, education, and training; inaccessible information or ineffective feedback mechanisms; and cultural norms and institutional rules and requirements, among others. While many strategies have been used to introduce new occupant use behaviors that promote sustainability and reduced resource consumption, few have been verified in the scientific literature or have properly documented case study results. This paper documents validated strategies that have been shown to encourage new use behaviors that can result in significant, persistent, and measureable reductions in resource consumption. From the peer-reviewed literature, the paper identifies relevant strategies for Federal facilities and commercial buildings that focus on the individual, groups of individuals (e.g., work groups), and institutions — their policies, requirements, and culture. The paper documents methods with evidence of success in changing use behaviors and enabling occupants to effectively interact with new technologies/designs. It also provides a case study of the strategies used at a Federal facility — Fort Carson, Colorado. The paper documents gaps in the current literature and approaches, and provides topics for future research.

Wolfe, Amy K.; Malone, Elizabeth L.; Heerwagen, Judith H.; Dion, Jerome P.

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Energy Efficiency Project Development  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The International Utility Efficiency Partnerships, Inc. (IUEP) has been a leader among the industry groups that have supported voluntary initiatives to promote international energy efficiency projects and address global climate change. The IUEP maintains its leadership by both supporting international greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction projects under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and by partnering with U.S. and international organizations to develop and implement strategies and specific energy efficiency projects. The goals of the IUEP program are to (1) provide a way for U.S. industry to maintain a leadership role in international energy efficiency infrastructure projects; (2) identify international energy project development opportunities to continue its leadership in supporting voluntary market-based mechanisms to reduce GHG emissions; and (3) demonstrate private sector commitment to voluntary approaches to global climate issues. The IUEP is dedicated to identifying, promoting, managing, and assisting in the registration of international energy efficiency projects that result in demonstrated voluntary reductions of GHG emissions. This Final Technical Report summarizes the IUEP's work in identifying, promoting, managing, and assisting in development of these projects and IUEP's effort in creating international cooperative partnerships to support project development activities that develop and deploy technologies that (1) increase efficiency in the production, delivery and use of energy; (2) increase the use of cleaner, low-carbon fuels in processing products; and (3) capture/sequester carbon gases from energy systems. Through international cooperative efforts, the IUEP intends to strengthen partnerships for energy technology innovation and demonstration projects capable of providing cleaner energy in a cost-effective manner. As detailed in this report, the IUEP met program objectives and goals during the reporting period January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2002. At the request of the DOE, we have also included in this report additional activities during the reporting period January, 1999 through January, 2001. This additional information had been reported earlier in the Final Technical Reports that summarized activities undertaken in those earlier periods.

IUEP

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Scheduling Sparse Numerical Computations Energy & Performance Efficiencies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

into energy savings; core- thread assignments for energy-saving II. Several instances could potentially * Delay ~ (Dynamic Energy + Leakage Energy) / f #12;Measuring Energy Efficiency Time (s) Time (s) Power in importance ­ As high as 60-70% system ­ DVFS and link throttling options to save energy · Can messaging

Raghavan, Padma

334

Efficient Spectral Methods for Transmission Eigenvalues and ...  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Mar 20, 2014 ... scattering obstacle can be recovered by using the measured scattering data and the ... method reduces the problem to a sequence of one-dimensional transmission eigenvalue ...... Next, we define the following interface basis functions ... problem can be efficiently solved by using a standard procedure [10].

2014-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

335

Energy Efficient Digital Networks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy Use of Network Equipment, by Device Type (TWh) Power (W) Market Segment (Measurement Units)Energy Use of Network Equipment, by Device Type (TWh) Power (W) Market Segment (Measurement Unit)

Lanzisera, Steven

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Energy Efficiency Links  

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

Energy Energy Efficiency Organizations Energy Efficiency Organizations Release Date: October 1999 Last Updated: Septembert 2009 EIA Links Disclaimer: These pages contain hypertext links to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links provide additional information that may be useful or interesting and are being provided consistent with the intended purpose of the EIA website. EIA does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. EIA does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites, the views they express, or the products and services they offer. U.S. Federal Government / Regional / U.S. Nonprofit / International U.S. Federal Government and Related Agencies

337

Energy Efficient Buildings Hub  

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

Henry C. Foley Henry C. Foley April 3, 2013 Presentation at the U.S. DOE Building Technologies Office Peer Review Meeting Purpose and Objectives * Problem Statement - Building energy efficiency has not increased in recent decades compared to other sectors especially transportation - Building component technologies have become more energy efficient but buildings as a whole have not * Impact of Project - A 20% reduction in commercial building energy use could save the nation four quads of energy annually * Project Focus - This is more than a technological challenge; the technology needed to achieve a 10% reduction in building energy use exists - The Hub approach is to comprehensively and systematically address

338

Oncor Energy Efficiency Programs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Internal Use Only 2 ESL-KT-14-11-04 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 2012 – 2015 Energy Efficiency Goals Year Demand Goal MW Energy Goal MWh Basis 2012 53.1 93,031 25% of Average Load Growth 2013 54.6 95...,659 30% of Average Load Growth 2014 68.1 119,311 30% of Average Load Growth 2015* 87.0 152,424 30% of Average Load Growth • The Demand Goal is based on a five year rolling average of actual demand growth, provided by Oncor Revenue Forecasting • Goal...

Betts, C.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Energy Efficiency Indicators Methodology Booklet  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Best Practice Indicates technical potential Actual energy efficiencyenergy efficiency over time. Building on past OECD experience and best practices,best practices. Figure 4. Plant Benchmarking Energy Efficiency

Sathaye, Jayant

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Behavior Based Energy Efficiency (BBEE)  

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

Behavior Based Energy Efficiency Program Profiles 2011 Introduction Behavior based energy efficiency (BBEE) programs focus on energy savings resulting from changes in individual or...

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341

Water Efficiency | Department of Energy  

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

Water Efficiency Water Efficiency Water is one of our most precious natural resources, and although the United States has an abundant supply, it is not evenly distributed...

342

Center for Energy Efficient Materials  

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

Plastic Solar Solid State Lighting High-Efficiency Solar Cells Thermoelectrics Undergraduate Internship Program Overview The Center for Energy Efficient Materials (CEEM) is an...

343

National Grid (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs  

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

National Grid (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate National Grid (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Upstate New York) National Grid (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Upstate New York) < Back Eligibility Installer/Contractor Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Other Commercial Weatherization Manufacturing Appliances & Electronics Program Info State New York Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Refrigerator Recycling: $30 Multifamily Energy Evaluation: Free assessment, installation of up to ten CFLs/unit, water efficiency measures, hot water pipe and tank wrap, and a $300 rebate for refrigerator replacement costs. Provider National Grid Residential Upstate Efficiency Programs National Grid residential electric customers in Upstate New York are

344

State Energy Efficiency Design Program | Department of Energy  

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

Energy Efficiency Design Program Energy Efficiency Design Program State Energy Efficiency Design Program < Back Eligibility State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State Oregon Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider Oregon Department of Energy Oregon's State Energy Efficiency Design Program (SEED) was originally established in 1991. This program, codified in state law, directs state agencies to work with the Oregon Department of Energy to ensure cost-effective energy conservation measures (ECMs) are included in new construction projects and major renovations to public buildings. Leased buildings are also required to be more energy efficient.

345

Energy Efficiency of Future Networks Energy Efficient Transmission in  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy Efficiency of Future Networks Part 1: Energy Efficient Transmission in Classical Wireless #12;Goals Energy Efficiency: What it meant last decade; what it means today From a communication network design perspective what should we care about for energy efficient design of cellular

Ulukus, Sennur

346

Energy Efficiency Revitalization  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

To set the tone for my remarks I will start by saying- today, energy efficiency is a tough sell. In General Motors, our plant engineering people, faced with headcount deductions, budget cuts, and capital spending constraints are up to their “you...

Kelly, R. L.

347

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

efficiency · Double renewable energy · One million plug-in hybrid cars generation by 2012Presidentialon sustainable biofuels and infrastructure · Increase fuel economy standards Environmental · Implement an economy infrastructure · creating high-skilled jobs in emerging technical fields Th k bj ti i t k f l ll titi ithThe key

348

International Conference Water Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

International Conference Water Efficiency in Urban Areas Concepts, Technologies, Socio Economics for PostersRegistration via Fax: +49 941 29688-17 Yes, I will participate International Conference Water of the invoice. Payment must be received no later than 14 days before the conference begins (it has to be sett

Wehrli, Bernhard

349

ENERGY EFFICIENCY RESEARCH POWERS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 ENERGY EFFICIENCY RESEARCH POWERS THE FUTUREPIER CONTRIBUTES TO JOB GROWTH AND PRIVATE INVESTMENT.Partofthecreditforthese achievementsgoestoCalifornia'suniquePublicInterest EnergyResearch(PIER)Program. Overthepast40years,Californiansincreasedthesizeof their homes and added scores of new energy-using de- vices,fromlargerefrigerators,dishwashers,audioequip- ment

350

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

.S. Energy Consumption U.S. Primary Energy Consumption by Source and Sector Share of Energy Consumed byEnergy Efficiency & Renewable Energy 2010 Fuel Cell Project Kick-off Dr. Dimitrios Papageorgopoulos Fuel Cells Team Leader U.S. Department of Energy gy Fuel Cell Technologies Program September 28

351

Energy Efficiency Technologies  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

State, local, and tribal governments can work with building and facility owners, homeowners, industry, and city energy managers to implement cost-effective energy efficiency technologies that provide the same energy requirements and services as current technologies—but with less energy demand.

352

Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June  

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

Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June 2008 Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June 2008 Smart Grid Implementation Workshop Breakout Group Report, a discussion of metrics for smart grid implementation. The following major caveats and findings were identified: Optimizing asset utilization and operating efficiently depends on proper integration of technologies with business processes and associated IT Build metrics, by definition, need to be updated regularly to reflect new technology Build metrics should not be technology prescriptive or result innarrowing technology options for Smart Grid (should be as "technology agnostic"as possible) Build metrics need to differentiate between statistics

353

Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June  

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

Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June 2008 Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June 2008 Smart Grid Implementation Workshop Breakout Group Report, a discussion of metrics for smart grid implementation. The following major caveats and findings were identified: Optimizing asset utilization and operating efficiently depends on proper integration of technologies with business processes and associated IT Build metrics, by definition, need to be updated regularly to reflect new technology Build metrics should not be technology prescriptive or result innarrowing technology options for Smart Grid (should be as "technology agnostic"as possible) Build metrics need to differentiate between statistics

354

Empire District Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program  

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

Empire District Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Empire District Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Arkansas) Empire District Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Arkansas) < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Maximum Rebate Central Air Conditioner: $500 Weatherization Measures: Total cost of measures eligible for rebate cannot exceed $2,964 Program Info State Arkansas Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Energy Audits: Varies Weatherization Measures: 25% - 50% of cost Central Air Conditioner: $400 - $500 Programmable Thermostat: $25

355

No maintenance -- no energy efficiency  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Field investigations illustrate that it is not realistic to expect new high-tech equipment to function for a full life expectancy at high efficiency without significant operations and maintenance (O&M). A simple walk through inspection of most buildings reveals extensive equipment that is being operated on manual override, is incorrectly adjusted and operating inefficiently, or is simply inoperative. This point is illustrated with two examples at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. The first describes development of a comprehensive, base-wide, steam trap maintenance program. The second describes a measured evaluation from a typical office building. The objective of both examples was to assess the importance of proper O&M. The proposed ``O&M First`` philosophy will result in more efficient building HVAC operation, provide improved services to the building occupants, and reduce energy consumption and unscheduled equipment repair/replacement. Implementation of a comprehensive O&M program will result in a 15--25% energy savings. The O&M foundation that is established will allow other energy conservation activities such is demand side management or energy management and control systems, to achieve and maintain their expected energy savings.

Szydlowski, R.F.; Schliesing, J.S.; Winiarski, D.W.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy  

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

OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT PLAN FY 2006 September 2005 Background: The Deputy Secretary has requested that each EERE Office designate a Departmental President's Management Agenda (PMA) Point-of-Contact and develop a Human Capital Management Strategy and a Workforce Plan to comply with the PMA initiative on the Strategic Management of Human Capital. To this end, DOE has established a PMA Internal Scorecard for Human Capital Management and tracks related performance measures on a quarterly basis. Purpose: The purpose of this plan is to ensure that EEREs future workforce has the needed skills and competencies, and the right people in the right place in the right numbers to achieve its mission.

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Chapter 6 - Resource (Land, Water, Nutrient, and Pesticide) Use and Efficiency of Corn and Sorghum  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Crop resource use efficiency, defined as the ratio of crop output over input, has been an essential tool for crop selection. The objective of the review presented in this chapter was to compare corn and sorghum based on their land, water, nutrient, and pesticide use efficiencies. Data from corn and sorghum hybrid trials, herbicide performance trials, long-term fertilizer trials, and journal and extension papers were assembled for this comparison. Results indicated that about 6 Mg ha?1 is the cutoff value above which corn, and below which sorghum, has better land use efficiencies at equal net revenues. Based on relationships between evapotranspiration (ET) and yield described in the literature, about 537 mm of ET was found to be the cutoff above which corn, and below which sorghum, has better water use efficiencies. In rainfed production, approximately 432 mm of total seasonal rainfall (April to September) was the threshold value above which corn, and below which sorghum, has better rainfall use efficiencies on an average. Fertilizer use efficiency of corn was found to be greater than that of sorghum at all application rates, as long as water is not limiting. Preemergent pesticide application has increased yield up to 100% compared to untreated plots in both corn and sorghum. However, unlike corn, sorghum postemergent herbicides were either not available for some weed species, relatively more expensive, or not as effective as preemergent herbicide application. A preliminary estimate of the possible cutoff yield based on general net return from the two crop is presented.

Yared Assefa; Kraig Roozeboom; Curtis Thompson; Alan Schlegel; Loyd Stone; Jane E. Lingenfelser

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Uniform Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings and Increasing  

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

Uniform Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings and Uniform Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings and Increasing Electric Utility Confidence in Reported Savings Now Available Uniform Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings and Increasing Electric Utility Confidence in Reported Savings Now Available May 23, 2013 - 4:01pm Addthis The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has published protocols for estimating energy savings for residential and commercial energy efficiency programs and measures through the recently released "The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures." Funded by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the developed protocols provide a straightforward method for evaluating gross

359

Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments | Department of Energy  

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

Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments Details about the Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments program and its implementation in...

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Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning | Department...  

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

Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning, a presentation...

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361

Quadrennial Technology Review Vehicle Efficiency and Electrification...  

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

Vehicle Efficiency and Electrification Workshop Documents Quadrennial Technology Review Vehicle Efficiency and Electrification Workshop Documents QTR Vehicle Efficiency and...

362

Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection...  

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

Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection Agency Sites Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection Agency Sites Water Efficiency...

363

Method for assessing in-service motor efficiency and in-service motor/load efficiency  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus for assessing the efficiency of an in-service motor. The operating characteristics of the in-service motor are remotely measured. The operating characteristics are then applied to an equivalent circuit for electrical motors. Finally the equivalent circuit is evaluated to determine the performance characteristics of said in-service motor. Based upon the evaluation an individual is able to determine the rotor speed, power output, efficiency, and toque of the in-service motor. Additionally, an individual is able to confirm the calculations by comparing measured values with values obtained as a result of the motor equivalent circuit evaluation.

Kueck, John D. (Oak Ridge, TN); Otaduy, Pedro J. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uniform Methods Project for Determining Energy Efficiency Program Savings |  

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

for Determining Energy Efficiency Program for Determining Energy Efficiency Program Savings Uniform Methods Project for Determining Energy Efficiency Program Savings Under the Uniform Methods Project, DOE is developing a framework and a set of protocols for determining the energy savings from specific energy efficiency measures and programs. The protocols provide a straightforward method for evaluating gross energy savings for common residential and commercial measures offered in ratepayer-funded initiatives in the United Sates. They represent a refinement of the body of knowledge supporting energy efficiency evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) activities. They have been written by technical experts within the field and reviewed by industry experts. Read the first set of protocols published April 2013.

365

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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

Selection Process for Replacement Windows Selection Process for Replacement Windows What are the benefits of energy-efficient windows? Energy & Cost Savings Improved Comfort Less Condensation Increased Light & View Reduced Fading Lower HVAC Costs How is window performance measured? U-factor Solar Heat Gain Coefficient Visible Transmittance Air Leakage Condensation Resistance Are there financing and incentive programs? Overview of Utility and State Programs Building Codes Energy Rating Programs 1. Assess Your Existing Windows Assess whether your windows should be repaired, retrofitted, or replaced. While most new windows have labels indicating their energy properties, such information is not often available for existing windows. Download Window Energy Efficiency Checklist for assistance. Window Replacement

366

Sustainability: Energy Efficiency  

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Sustainability: Energy Efficiency Sustainability: Energy Efficiency (Green Consulting Unit) Overview Walks students through the process of building a model home while considering 11 parameters that influence energy use, such as building orientation, room configuration, building envelope, and energy systems (heating, cooling, lighting, etc.). Objectives The students will be able to: Use models to learn how to maximize the comfort-conditioning of a home. Observe, gather, and analyze data from the model simulations. Draw conclusions from the data. Time Week 1 Period 1 (M) Introduction Period 2 (W) Activities 1, 2 Period 3 (F) Activities 3, 4 Week 2 Period 4 (M) Activities 5, 6, 7 Period 5 (W) Activities 8, 9, 10, 11 Period 6 (F) Activities Presentations and conclusion

367

Process for Efficient CO  

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Efficient CO Efficient CO 2 Capture Using a Regenerable Sorbent Opportunity Research is active on the technologies titled "Process for CO 2 Capture Using a Regenerable Magnesium Hydroxide Sorbent" and "Process for Minimization of Steam Requirements and Enhancement of WGS with Warm Gas Temperature CO 2 Sorbent." These two related technologies are available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Overview Fossil fuels will be used to provide clean, affordable energy well into the 21st century, but there are concerns about impacts of greenhouse gases (GHGs), particularly carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) from fossil fuels. Capture of carbon from fossil fuel plants can produce CO

368

Energy-Efficient Networks  

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Architecting and Operating Architecting and Operating Energy-Efficient Networks Inder Monga (ESnet) With input from Dan Kilper, Thierry Klein (Bell Labs) Vijay Sivaraman (UNSW, Australia) Jaafar Elmirghani (University of Leeds, UK) § Global research consortium representing industry, government and academic organizations § Launched in May 2010 § Focus on sustainability and growth § Holistic and ambitious: Goal of 1000x § 57 member organizations § 300+ leading scientists § Recognized by the World Economic Forum as an industry-led best practice toward sustainability DELIVER ARCHITECTURE, SPECIFICATIONS AND SOLUTIONS AND DEMONSTRATE KEY TECHNOLOGIES TO INCREASE NETWORK ENERGY EFFICIENCY BY A FACTOR 1000 COMPARED TO 2010 GREENTOUCH(tm) (www.greentouch.org)

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Energy Efficiency Financing  

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

Financing Financing Cisco DeVries | May 6, 2011 The Second U.S-China Energy Efficiency Forum Goals for Financing Program Supports highly leveraged private capital Serves residential and commercial markets Supports reactive and proactive projects Private Capital Sources Reactive & Proactive Residential & Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Property owner repays bond through property tax bill (up to 20 years) Proceeds from revenue bond or other financing provided to property owner to pay for energy project Property owners voluntarily sign-up for financing and install energy projects City or county creates type of land-secured financing district or similar legal mechanism The Second U.S-China Energy Efficiency Forum Commercial PACE Benefits * No or Low Upfront Costs. Removes high first cost

370

Improving steam turbine efficiency  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper describes the condition of a significant number of fossil steam turbines operating in the United States and the maintenance practices used to improve their performance. Through the use of steam path audits conducted by the authors` company and by several utilities, a large data base of information on turbine heat rate, casing efficiency, and maintenance practices is available to help the power generation industry understand how different maintenance practices and steam path damage impact turbine performance. The data base reveals that turbine cycle heat rate is typically 5.23% poorer than design just prior to major outages. The degraded condition of steam turbines presents an opportunity for utilities to improve heat rate and reduce emissions without increasing fuel costs. The paper describes what losses typically contribute to the 5.23% heat rate degradation and how utilities can recover steam turbine performance through maintenance actions aimed at improving steam path efficiency.

Cioffi, D.H.; Mitchell, D.R.; Whitecar, S.C. [Encotech, Inc., Schenectady, NY (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

From energy efficiency  

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

energy efficiency energy efficiency upgrades to light-rail projects, clean energy and clean transportation continue to create jobs and drive economic growth. By tracking job announcements from companies, elected officials, the media, and elsewhere, Environmental Entrepreneurs' (E2's) jobs reports show how and where clean energy works in the United States. For more details, including state-by-state breakdowns and more clean energy jobs stories, visit www.cleanenergyworksforus.org. For more information, please contact Bob Keefe, communications director, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) at bkeefe@e2.org or 202.289.2373. The Independent Business Voice for the Environment CLEAN ENERGY WORKS FOR US: 2013 Second Quarter Clean Energy/ Clean Transportation Jobs Report 2013 SECOND-QUARTER SNAPSHOT

372

Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations  

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

Policy Recommendations Policy Recommendations for the New Administration and Congress American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy February, 2001 There are a variety of energy challenges confronting the United States at this time: First, electricity reliability problems and price s-uges have become a major crisis in California and are threatening to reach the crisis level in other regions of the country. Second, natural gas prices have increased by 100%/ or more in many parts of the country, causing skyrocketing home energy bills this winter. And high natural gas prices are expected to continue due to tight supplies and growing demand. Third, our reliance on imported oil -hasgrownduerto a-combination-ofdecciningdomesticoil- ply and growingdemand ed to the lack of fuel efficiency improvement in motor vehicles.

373

Product Efficiency Cases  

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

product-efficiency-cases Office of Hearings and product-efficiency-cases Office of Hearings and Appeals 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC, 20585 202-287-1566 en EXC-13-0004 - In the Matter of Liebherr Canada Ltd. http://energy.gov/oha/downloads/exc-13-0004-matter-liebherr-canada-ltd EXC-13-0004 - In the Matter of Liebherr Canada Ltd.

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Making Efficiency a More Efficient Business | Department of Energy  

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

Making Efficiency a More Efficient Business Making Efficiency a More Efficient Business Making Efficiency a More Efficient Business July 10, 2012 - 2:10pm Addthis The Better Buildings Neighborhood Program is supporting an expanding energy efficiency workforce upgrading buildings in communities around the country. Roland Risser Roland Risser Program Director, Building Technologies Office What does this project do? Six Better Buildings case studies profile successful workforce development and incentive initiatives for energy efficiency professionals. The Business Models Guide helps professionals expand their services, establish business strategies around energy efficiency, and incorporate market sector perspectives into public-private partnerships. Even with the sweltering heat and relaxation that summer usually brings, the Energy Department's Better Buildings

375

Financing Turnkey Efficiency Solutions for Small Buildings and Small Portfolios  

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

Financing Turnkey Efficiency Financing Turnkey Efficiency Solutions for Small Buildings and Small Portfolios Rois Langner NREL Rois.Langner@nrel.gov 303-275-4329 April 4, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: Disproportionate transaction costs, lack of purchasing power, financial risk, insufficient organizational capacity, and lack of technical expertise inhibit the adoption of energy efficiency measures in the small building and small portfolio (SBSP) sector at

376

High efficiency incandescent lighting  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Incandescent lighting structure. The structure includes a thermal emitter that can, but does not have to, include a first photonic crystal on its surface to tailor thermal emission coupled to, in a high-view-factor geometry, a second photonic filter selected to reflect infrared radiation back to the emitter while passing visible light. This structure is highly efficient as compared to standard incandescent light bulbs.

Bermel, Peter; Ilic, Ognjen; Chan, Walker R.; Musabeyoglu, Ahmet; Cukierman, Aviv Ruben; Harradon, Michael Robert; Celanovic, Ivan; Soljacic, Marin

2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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White House Highlights New DOE Measures to Advance Renewable...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

White House Highlights New DOE Measures to Advance Renewable Energy Deployment and Increase Energy Efficiency White House Highlights New DOE Measures to Advance Renewable Energy...

378

Energy Efficiency and Electric Utilities  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The report is an overview of electric energy efficiency programs. It takes a concise look at what states are doing to encourage energy efficiency and how it impacts electric utilities. Energy efficiency programs began to be offered by utilities as a response to the energy crises of the 1970s. These regulatory-driven programs peaked in the early-1990s and then tapered off as deregulation took hold. Today, rising electricity prices, environmental concerns, and national security issues have renewed interest in increasing energy efficiency as an alternative to additional supply. In response, new methods for administering, managing, and delivering energy efficiency programs are being implemented. Topics covered in the report include: Analysis of the benefits of energy efficiency and key methods for achieving energy efficiency; evaluation of the business drivers spurring increased energy efficiency; Discussion of the major barriers to expanding energy efficiency programs; evaluation of the economic impacts of energy efficiency; discussion of the history of electric utility energy efficiency efforts; analysis of the impact of energy efficiency on utility profits and methods for protecting profitability; Discussion of non-utility management of energy efficiency programs; evaluation of major methods to spur energy efficiency - systems benefit charges, resource planning, and resource standards; and, analysis of the alternatives for encouraging customer participation in energy efficiency programs.

NONE

2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency in Log Homes | Department of Energy  

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

Energy Efficiency in Log Homes Energy Efficiency in Log Homes Energy Efficiency in Log Homes April 13, 2012 - 11:29am Addthis Consider energy efficiency when designing or purchasing a log home. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/tinabelle Consider energy efficiency when designing or purchasing a log home. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/tinabelle What does this mean for me? Before designing or purchasing a log home, you should consider several factors related to energy efficiency. Log homes may be site-built or pre-cut in a factory for delivery to the site. Some log home manufacturers can also customize their designs. Before designing or purchasing a manufactured log home, you should consider several factors related to energy efficiency. The R-Value of Wood A material's thermal resistance or resistance to heat flow is measured by

380

21.9% efficient silicon bifacial solar cells  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper reports the efficiency of bifacial silicon solar cells and mini-modules fabricated at SunPower Corp. The best cell has AM1.5G front efficiency of 21.9% and rear efficiency of 13.9%. The mini-modules, each containing 20 bifacial cells, attain efficiency as high as the average efficiency of their individual cells. The best module has AM1.5G front efficiency of 20.66% and rear efficiency of 10.54%. Optical properties of the bifacial cells have also been measured and analyzed. The results show that bifacial cells, compared to monofacial cells, absorb less infrared light and thus they can operate at lower temperature in space.

Zhou, C.Z.; Verlinden, P.J.; Crane, R.A.; Swanson, R.M. [SunPower Corp., Sunnyvale, CA (United States); Sinton, R.A. [Sinton Consulting, San Jose, CA (United States)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Energy Efficiency Labeling System & its Development in China  

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

Labeling Labeling System & Its Development in China Cheng Jianhong Berkeley, U.S. 6 May, 2011 The Second U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum  Initiated in 2005 The issue of Measures for the Administration of Energy Efficiency Labels ([2004] Decree No. 17) by NDRC and AQSIQ marked that energy efficiency labeling system was formally established in China. I. Concept of Energy Efficiency Labels in China Positive externalities of energy conservation management Dissymmetry of energy efficiency information Disclosure of energy efficiency information Supervision over information authenticity Essence of energy efficiency labeling system 10 One of the Tools for Market Transformation Energy Conservation Law Product Quality Law Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Certification

382

Energy Efficiency in Log Homes | Department of Energy  

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

Energy Efficiency in Log Homes Energy Efficiency in Log Homes Energy Efficiency in Log Homes April 13, 2012 - 11:29am Addthis Consider energy efficiency when designing or purchasing a log home. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/tinabelle Consider energy efficiency when designing or purchasing a log home. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/tinabelle What does this mean for me? Before designing or purchasing a log home, you should consider several factors related to energy efficiency. Log homes may be site-built or pre-cut in a factory for delivery to the site. Some log home manufacturers can also customize their designs. Before designing or purchasing a manufactured log home, you should consider several factors related to energy efficiency. The R-Value of Wood A material's thermal resistance or resistance to heat flow is measured by

383

Efficiency United (Gas) - Commercial Efficiency Program | Department of  

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

Efficiency United (Gas) - Commercial Efficiency Program Efficiency United (Gas) - Commercial Efficiency Program Efficiency United (Gas) - Commercial Efficiency Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Appliances & Electronics Other Construction Manufacturing Water Heating Maximum Rebate See Page Four of Utility Application: $100-$50,000/customer/year depending on utility and remaining funding Custom:40% of project cost Program Info State Michigan Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Trap Repair or Replacement: $50/unit Boilers: $1-$1.50/MBH Furnace Replacement: $1.50/MBH or $150/unit Boiler Modulation Burner Control Retrofit: $1000/unit Boiler Water Reset Control: $300/unit

384

Energy Efficiency Fund (Gas) - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency  

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

Efficiency Fund (Gas) - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Fund (Gas) - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs Energy Efficiency Fund (Gas) - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Institutional Local Government Low-Income Residential Schools State Government Tribal Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Other Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate All Gas Programs: Contact utility Custom Retrofits: 40% Comprehensive Project: 50% of total cost Program Info Funding Source Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund State Connecticut Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount

385

Water Resource Uses and Issues in Texas.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

for each river-basin planning area using historical and current data. Potential reservoir sites have been located and evaluated as to potential firm yield, subject to the - - *- CANADIAN- / - - -- -- RED/-.- RIO GRANDE 'SAN JACINTO-BRAZOS BRAZOS... helpful in providing data revisions for river and coastal basins. Mr. Micky Walker made available to us the graphic data and picture file of the Department. Dr. Jack R. Runkles, Director of the Texas Water Resources Institute, s:; provided guidance...

McNeely, John G.; Lacewell, Ronald D.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Assessment of Exploitable Geothermal Resources Using Magmatic...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

parameter in the magmatic transfer method. The method of magmatic heat transfer (Smith and Shaw, 1975; Sanyal et al., 2002) was applied in the main volcanic complexes of the...

387

2008 Building Energy2008 Building Energyg gy Efficiency Standards  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Buildings p , p g , Luminaire Power, etc. for Nonresidential Buildings 4 #12;What is New for 2008? R d l B ld What is New for 2008? R d l B ldResidential BuildingsResidential Buildings Mandatory Measures2008 Building Energy2008 Building Energyg gy Efficiency Standards g gy Efficiency Standardsfficie

388

Estimating Energy Efficiency Impacts Using Climate Wise "Wise Rules"  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

use. Climate Wise provides technical assistance in the form of efficiency check-lists, handbooks, and one-on-one support through a toll-free Wise Line to help partners identify efficiency measures and quantify project impacts. Climate Wise has...

Milmoe, P. H.; Winkelman, S. R.

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Entergy Arkansas - CitySmart Quick Start Energy Efficiency Program |  

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

Entergy Arkansas - CitySmart Quick Start Energy Efficiency Program Entergy Arkansas - CitySmart Quick Start Energy Efficiency Program Entergy Arkansas - CitySmart Quick Start Energy Efficiency Program < Back Eligibility Institutional Local Government Schools Tribal Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Other Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Manufacturing Program Info State Arkansas Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount One Measure: $0.10/kWh saved in first year Two Measures: $0.11/kWh saved in first year Three Measures: $0.12/kWh saved in first year Comprehensive Measures (4 +): $0.14/kWh saved in first year Benchmarking/Master Planning: Free to eligible customers Provider Entergy Arkansas, Inc. The CitySmart Program is an energy efficiency program designed to provide

390

The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency  

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

Electricity Policy Coordination and Implementation » Electricity Policy Coordination and Implementation » State and Regional Policy Assistance » The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures In April 2013 the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published the first set of protocols for determining energy savings from energy efficiency measures and programs. Funded by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the developed protocols provide a straightforward method for evaluating gross energy savings for each of the most common residential and commercial measures and programs offered by ratepayer-funded energy

391

Luminescent solar concentrators: effects of shape on efficiency  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The effects of shape and photovoltaic cell placement on efficiency are studied for luminescent solar concentrators. The mean path length of light rays is found to be a poor measure of...

Loh, Eugene; Scalapino, Douglas J

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Uniform Methods Project for Determining Energy Efficiency Program Savings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Under the Uniform Methods Project, DOE is developing a framework and a set of protocols for determining the energy savings from specific energy efficiency measures and programs. The protocols...

393

Case Study: Innovative Energy Efficiency Approaches in NOAAs...  

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

EEM Energy Efficiency Measure GHG Greenhouse gas Gpm Gallons per minute HPC High performance computing IT Information Technology kV Kilovolt or a thousand volts kW Kilowatt or a...

394

Origin of anomalous atomic vibrations in efficient thermoelectrics...  

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Functional Materials for Energy Origin of anomalous atomic vibrations in efficient thermoelectrics revealed May 06, 2014 Figure 1: Comparison of S(Q,E) measured with INS (left) and...

395

Air Exchange Rates in New Energy-Efficient Manufactured Housing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

During the 1989-1990 heating season, Pacific Northwest Laboratory, for the Bonneville Power Administration, measured the ventilation characteristics of 139 newly constructed energy-efficient manufactured homes and a control sample of 35 newer...

Hadley, D. L.; Bailey, S. A.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

International Experience with Key Program Elements of Industrial Energy Efficiency or Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Target-Setting Programs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the Corn Wet Milling Industry: A Guide for Energy and Plantenergy efficiency measures for breweries, 53 cement, 54 corn

Price, Lynn; Galitsky, Christina; Kramer, Klaas Jan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Healthcare Facilities  

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Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Healthcare Facilities Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Healthcare Facilities Speaker(s): John Pappas Date: February 9, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Hospitals operate 24/7/365 and remain one of the highest energy consumers per building type. In today's Hospital environment we are seeing demand for energy continue to rise. Advanced technologies for diagnostics and treatment, increased areas where invasive procedures take place, doctor demands for lower temperatures, increased air quantities and filtration measures for improved indoor environmental quality, infection control strategies, and large data centers that power the digital world has led to an escalation in energy demand. How do we improve energy efficiency and lower energy consumption? Our discussion will explore current trends of

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Harmonizing Global Metrics for Data Center Efficiency  

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Page 1 Page 1 Harmonizing Global Metrics for Data Center Energy Efficiency Global Taskforce Reaches Agreement on Measurement Protocols for PUE - Continues Discussion of Additional Energy Efficiency Metrics February 28th, 2011 The data center has become an increasingly important part of most business operations in the twenty-first century. With escalating demand and rising energy prices, it is essential for the owners and operators of these mission critical facilities to assess and improve their performance with energy efficiency metrics. However, even with the global presence of many companies, these metrics are often not applied consistently at a global level. To address these inconsistencies, a group of global leaders has been meeting regularly to agree

399

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program  

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

ID-TRIBE-NEZ PERCE TRIBE ID-TRIBE-NEZ PERCE TRIBE Location: Tribe ID-TRIBE-NEZ ID PERCE TRIBE American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho proposes to 1) hire staff to develop, submit, and administer the energy efficiency and conservation strategy document; 2) develop a comprehensive strategic energy plan, 3) provide educational materials at various community events regarding energy efficiency and conservation measures, rebates, etc.; 3) conduct energy efficiency retrofits at the Water Resources Building (1978) to include replacing ballasts and lighting, determine the feasibility of installing dimming sensors in the building, and replacing windows; and installing motion sensors in the Boys and Girls Club.

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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program  

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

FL-City-Cape Coral FL-City-Cape Coral Location: City Cape Coral FL American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description 1) Energy efficiency and conservation strategy program management and associated engineering work; 2) energy and greenhouse gas baseline study and reporting system; 3-6) conduct various energy productivity studies to accomplish energy program management; 7) implement wastewater infiltration reduction measures; 8) HVAC efficiency improvements at City Hall (controls, variable frequency drives, direct digital controls, direct exchange air conditioning system, electrical engineering monitoring, etc.); 9) HVAC efficiency improvements at the Emergency Operations Center (install direct digital controls, reduce design of exhaust and ventilation air flow rates, install demand control ventilation, etc.); and 10) install advanced

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401

Efficiency Nova Scotia Releases Energy Efficiency Mobile App  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Better Buildings Residential Network member Efficiency Nova Scotia recently released Spot it!—an energy efficiency game app for mobile devices. The app features 13 levels where players are...

402

High Efficiency Fans and High Efficiency Electrical Motors  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Replacing nominal efficient electrical motors with premium efficiency can save on electrical power costs in cotton gins. Connected horsepower load on industrial air fans is approximately 60% of the total horsepower in a typical cotton gin...

Breedlove, C. W.

403

Commit to Efficiency Resource Kit  

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

Resource Resource Kit Step 1. Commit to efficiency. Open this resource kit, register your commitment at femp.energy.gov/commit, and review your Commit to Efficiency materials. Step 2. Push for efficiency. Buy and specify energy-efficient products for every purchase. Step 3. Spread the word! Tell your colleagues to commit to efficiency, and ask your suppliers for exclusively energy-efficient products. Commercial Space Heating and Cooling * Boilers p * Central Air Conditioners n * Chillers - Air-Cooled Electric p - Water-Cooled Electric p * Air Source Heat Pumps n Commercial Water Heating * Gas Water Heaters p Residential Space Heating and Cooling

404

Commit to Efficiency Resource Kit  

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

Resource Resource Kit Step 1. Commit to efficiency. Open this resource kit, register your commitment at femp.energy.gov/commit, and review your Commit to Efficiency materials. Step 2. Push for efficiency. Buy and specify energy-efficient products for every purchase. Step 3. Spread the word! Tell your colleagues to commit to efficiency, and ask your suppliers for exclusively energy-efficient products. Commercial Space Heating and Cooling * Boilers p * Central Air Conditioners n * Chillers - Air-Cooled Electric p - Water-Cooled Electric p * Air Source Heat Pumps n Commercial Water Heating * Gas Water Heaters p Residential Space Heating and Cooling

405

Improving Energy Efficiency of Compressed Air System Based on System Audit  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

energy efficiency goals and adopt energy conservation measures. Application of the types of compressed air best practicesEnergy Efficiency and Market Potential of Electric Motor System in China. China Machine Pressu re, [4] Best Practices

Shanghai, Hongbo Qin; McKane, Aimee

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Energy Efficiency and Pollution Prevention: Industrial Efficiency Strategies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

successfully combined energy efficiency and pollution prevention technologies and strategies to enhance the environment, productivity and the bottom line....

Pye, M.; Elliott, R. N.

407

Public Sector Energy Efficiency  

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

Capitol dome Capitol dome Public Sector Energy Efficiency Research on sustainable federal operations supports the implementation of sustainable policies and practices in the public sector. This work serves as a bridge between the technology development of Department of Energy's National Laboratories and the operational needs of public sector. Research activities involve many aspects of integrating sustainability into buildings and government practices, including technical assistance for sustainable building design, operations, and maintenance; project financing for sustainable facilities; institutional change in support of sustainability policy goals; and procurement of sustainable products. All of those activities are supported by our work on program and project evaluation, which analyzes overall program effectiveness while ensuring

408

OpenEI - efficiency  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Appliance Data - Appliance Data - Central Air Conditioners - 2010 http://en.openei.org/datasets/node/132 View 2010 energy efficiency data from AeroSys Inc, Coaire, Cold Point, First Operations, LG Electronics, Nordyne, and Quietside manufacturers.  Data includes cooling capacity, cooling performance, heating capacity, and heating performance.   Spreadsheet was created by combining the tables in pdf files that are included in the zip file.

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409

Efficient Distributed Quantum Computing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We provide algorithms for efficiently addressing quantum memory in parallel. These imply that the standard circuit model can be simulated with low overhead by the more realistic model of a distributed quantum computer. As a result, the circuit model can be used by algorithm designers without worrying whether the underlying architecture supports the connectivity of the circuit. In addition, we apply our results to existing memory intensive quantum algorithms. We present a parallel quantum search algorithm and improve the time-space trade-off for the Element Distinctness and Collision problems.

Robert Beals; Stephen Brierley; Oliver Gray; Aram Harrow; Samuel Kutin; Noah Linden; Dan Shepherd; Mark Stather

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

410

Efficient template attacks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

joint MD , d joint LINEAR. 6 Evaluation of Methods We evaluated the efficiency of many template-attack variants on a real hard- ware platform, comparing all the compression methods from Table 110 and all 9 MATLAB, single core CPU with 3794 MIPS. 10 We... implementing template attacks. Data and Code Availability: In the interest of reproducible research we make available our data and associated MATLAB scripts at: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/security/datasets/grizzly/ Acknowledgement: Omar Choudary is a...

Choudary, Omar; Kuhn, Markus G.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Energy Efficiency | Department of Energy  

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

Resources » Energy Resource Library » Energy Efficiency Resources » Energy Resource Library » Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency Below are resources for Tribes on energy efficiency. Energy Efficiency Opportunities at USDA Provides an overview of the various programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that address energy use in rural America. The paper examines changes to existing energy efficiency programs proposed in both the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill, and offers a set of recommendations to make energy efficiency resources at USDA more accessible. Source: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Energy Planning: A Guide for Northwest Indian Tribes Information and resources to help Tribes select, implement, and finance projects that conserve energy, generate renewable energy, construct and

412

Modelling energy efficiency for computation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In the last decade, efficient use of energy has become a topic of global significance, touching almost every area of modern life, including computing. From mobile to desktop to server, energy efficiency concerns are now ubiquitous. However...

Reams, Charles

2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

413

Engineering Fundamentals of Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Using energy more efficiently is essential if carbon emissions are to be reduced. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), energy efficiency improvements represent the largest and least costly savings in carbon emissions, even when...

Cullen, Jonathan M

2010-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

414

Sandia National Laboratories: Energy Efficiency  

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

Energy Efficiency InAs Quantum Dot Transitions On April 5, 2011, in EC, Energy, Energy Efficiency, News, Solid-State Lighting March 1, 2011singlepic id364 w320 h240...

415

Concentration oscillations and efficiency: glycolysis  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...partitioning of the total free energy decrease, we postulate...Concentration Oscillations and Efficiency: Glycolysis Abstract...the point of view of efficiency offree energy conversion. It is suggested...the adenosine phosphate pool: the PFK reaction at...

PH Richter; J Ross

1981-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

416

Public Sector Electric Efficiency Programs | Department of Energy  

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

Public Sector Electric Efficiency Programs Public Sector Electric Efficiency Programs Public Sector Electric Efficiency Programs < Back Eligibility Fed. Government Institutional Local Government Schools State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Other Construction Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Manufacturing Water Heating Maximum Rebate $300,000 per location Total incentive may not exceed 75% of project cost (equipment + labor) or 100% of incremental measure cost Program Info Funding Source Illinois Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) surcharge for ComEd, Ameren subsidiary customers Start Date 06/01/2008 State Illinois Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Standard Incentive Program: Varies by technology

417

Avista Utilities (Gas) - Oregon Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate  

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

Oregon Residential Energy Efficiency Oregon Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Avista Utilities (Gas) - Oregon Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Windows, Doors, & Skylights Program Info State Oregon Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Forced Air Furnaces and Boilers: $200 Programmable Thermostats: $50 Windows: $2.25/sq. ft. Insulation: 50% of cost Provider Avista Utilities Avista Utilities offers a variety of equipment rebates to Oregon residential customers. Rebates are available for boilers, furnaces, insulation measures, windows and programmable thermostats. All equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards listed on the program web

418

Clark Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs | Department  

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

Clark Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs Clark Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs Clark Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Construction Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Sealing Your Home Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heat Pumps Program Info State Kentucky Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Geothermal Heat Pumps: $500 - $1000 Air-Source Heat Pumps: $500 - $1000 Weatherization Measures: Varies Touchstone Energy Home with Air-Source/Geothermal Heat Pump: $250 - $750 Provider Clark Energy Clark Energy offers a free energy audit to provide residential customers with suggestions on ways to improve the energy efficiency of participating

419

Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric and Gas) - Residential New Construction  

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

Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric and Gas) - Residential New Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric and Gas) - Residential New Construction Program Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric and Gas) - Residential New Construction Program < Back Eligibility Construction Installer/Contractor Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Construction Design & Remodeling Sealing Your Home Ventilation Heating Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Maximum Rebate Varies Program Info Funding Source Energy Efficiency Fund State Connecticut Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Varies by technology for prescriptive measures and whether the applicant is seeking ENERGY STAR Certification or Home Energy Rating System (HERS)

420

Montana-Dakota Utilities (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate  

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

Montana-Dakota Utilities (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Montana-Dakota Utilities (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Montana-Dakota Utilities (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Maximum Rebate Programmable Thermostat: 1 per address Program Info State South Dakota Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Furnace: $150 - $300 Programmable Thermostat: $20 Natural Gas Water Heater: $50 - $100 Provider Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. Montana-Dakota Utilities (MDU) offers several residential rebates on energy efficient measures and natural gas equipment. New furnaces, water heaters and programmable thermostats are eligible for a rebate incentive if the

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City of Tallahassee Utilities - Efficiency Loans | Department of Energy  

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

Tallahassee Utilities - Efficiency Loans Tallahassee Utilities - Efficiency Loans City of Tallahassee Utilities - Efficiency Loans < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Sealing Your Home Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Heat Pumps Heating Insulation Maximum Rebate $20,000 Program Info State Florida Program Type Utility Loan Program Rebate Amount $500 - $20,000 Provider City of Tallahassee Utilities The City of Tallahassee Utilities offers loans with an interest rate of 5% for 29 different energy-saving measures, including energy-efficient central air conditioning units, windows, doors, cooking equipment, appliances, reflective roofing, and ceiling insulation. Under this program, customers

422

Berkeley Electric Cooperative -HomeAdvantage Efficiency Loan Program |  

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

Berkeley Electric Cooperative -HomeAdvantage Efficiency Loan Berkeley Electric Cooperative -HomeAdvantage Efficiency Loan Program Berkeley Electric Cooperative -HomeAdvantage Efficiency Loan Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Construction Design & Remodeling Other Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Manufacturing Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Insulation Water Heating Program Info State South Carolina Program Type Utility Loan Program Rebate Amount HomeAdvantage Loans: $15,000 Provider Berkeley Electric Cooperative Berkeley Electric Cooperative provides HomeAdvantage Loans to qualifying homeowners for energy efficiency upgrades to residences. Measures typically

423

Kissimmee Utility Authority - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program  

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

Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Kissimmee Utility Authority - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Sealing Your Home Ventilation Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Maximum Rebate One piece of equipment or measure per customer, per year Program Info State Florida Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Duct Leak Repair: $75 HVAC Maintenance: $50 HVAC Replacement: $225 Insulation: $100 CFL/LED Lamp: $15/lamp Provider Senior Energy Conservation Specialist Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) offers several rebates to residential customers for energy efficiency improvements. Residential customers can

424

Douglas Electric Cooperative - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program  

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

Douglas Electric Cooperative - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Douglas Electric Cooperative - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Douglas Electric Cooperative - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Appliances & Electronics Heating & Cooling Construction Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Heat Pumps Windows, Doors, & Skylights Program Info State Oregon Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Clothes Washers: $50 PTCS Heat Pumps: $1000 Ductless Heat Pumps: $1000 Energystar Manufactured Homes: $500 Weatherization: 25% - Up To $350 Provider Central Electric Cooperative Douglas Electric Cooperative offers rebates to its members for the purchase of energy efficient products and measures. Rebates include clothes washers,

425

Energy Efficiency Loan Program Agreement Template  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Program Name Energy Efficiency Loan Program Agreement CityCounty of , and Bank , 2010 ENERGY EFFICIENCY...

426

Sandia National Laboratories: Energy Efficiency  

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

On March 29, 2013, in Capabilities, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage Systems, Global Climate & Energy, Grid Integration,...

427

Water-Efficiency Program Prioritization  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation outlines water-efficiency program requirements and priorities as presented to Federal agencies by the Federal Energy Management Program.

428

Marshall Municipal Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program  

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

Marshall Municipal Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Marshall Municipal Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Marshall Municipal Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Local Government Nonprofit State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Manufacturing Other Appliances & Electronics Construction Heating Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate Custom Measures: 75% of the incremental cost of the measure Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Lighting: Varies by fixture type, wattage and application Central A/C: $100/ton Air-Source Heat Pumps: $150/ton Geothermal Heat Pumps: $200/ton Commercial Refrigeration: See Program Website

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SourceGas - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program | Department of  

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

Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program SourceGas - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Commercial Weatherization Manufacturing Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Maximum Rebate Hot Water Insulation/Infiltration Measures: minimum purchase of $40 Programmable Thermostats: 2 per account Program Info State Colorado Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount '''Small Commercial''' Furnace: $200 - $300 Boiler: $150 Proper Sizing of Boiler/Furnace: $50 Hot Water Heater (Tank): $50 Hot Water Heater (Tankless): $300 Programmable Thermostat: $25 Hot Water Insulation/Infiltration Measures: $25 Integrated Space/Water Heater: $300

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SourceGas - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program | Department of  

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

Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program SourceGas - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Other Commercial Weatherization Manufacturing Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Maximum Rebate Hot Water Insulation/Infiltration Measures: minimum purchase of $40 Programmable Thermostats: 2 per account Insulation/Air Sealing: $300 Program Info State Colorado Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Furnace: $200 - $300 Boiler: $150 Proper Sizing of Boiler/Furnace: $50 Hot Water Heater (Tank): $50 Hot Water Heater (Tankless): $300 Programmable Thermostat: $25 Hot Water Insulation/Infiltration Measures: $25 Insulation/Air Sealing: 30% of cost

431

Energy Smart - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program  

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

Energy Smart - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Energy Smart - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (20 Municipalities) Energy Smart - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (20 Municipalities) < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Manufacturing Other Construction Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Maximum Rebate Incentives for Prescriptive measures may not exceed 50% of the total project cost, or the individual utilities customer cap (varies per each utility). Incentives for Custom measure may not exceed 40% of the total project cost, or the individual utilities customer cap (varies per each utility). Program Info Expiration Date 12/31/2013 State Michigan

432

Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Measures in Hot and Humid Climates  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Building Prototype, Storefront Retail Building Prototype Stand-alone Retail Building Small Retail Location Hawaii West Africa Thailand various various various various Climate Zone(s) 1A 1A 1A 1A, 2A, 3B, 4A, 5A & 6A 1A, 2A, 3B, 4A, 5... External External Window-to- wall area ratio >40% 23% 31% 40%, window evenly distributed on exterior walls 35%, most windows on south and west walls 35% Various Proposed HVAC System VRV and DOAS VAV with reheat, air- cooled chillers VAV...

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

433

INDOOR AIR QUALITY MEASUREMENTS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the effect of air pollution on human health, 2) the designgenerated indoor air pollution on human health; and if borneAir Pollution Control Association, Portland, Oregon (June 27-July 1, 1976). vJorld Health

Hollowell, C.D.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Chapter 20: Data Center IT Efficiency Measures. The Uniform Methods...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

virtualization * Server refresh * Storage consolidation and optimization * High-performance computing systems 0.12kWh saved upstate 0.16kWh downstate Capped at 5 million per...

435

Implementation and Rejection of Industrial Steam System Energy Efficiency Measures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Office:   Industrial  Assessment  Centers.   U.S.  their   Industrial   Assessment   Centers  (IAC)  and  the  

Therkelesen, Peter

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

A Framework for Comparative Assessments of Energy Efficiency Policy Measures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

RARP_-_Final_Report.pdf> AHAM (2011): “Energy Saving Tipsfor Consumers. ” In AHAM Consumer Information, AssociationHome Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), Washington, DC, USA. <

Blum, Helcio

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Efficient Semiparametric Estimators for Biological, Genetic, and Measurement Error Applications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 3.6 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 IV SEMIPARAMETRIC ESTIMATION FOR CENSORED MIX- TURE DATA WITH APPLICATION TO THE COOPERATIVE HUNTINGTON’S OBSERVATIONAL RESEARCH TRIAL . . . . 44 CHAPTER ix Page 4...(·|X,Z) under the known pW |X,Z and the proposed ?1, ?2 models, then solve for d(X,Y, Z) from (2.2). 3. Form the score vector S(W,Y, Z; ?, ?1, ?2) = K(d) by calculating K under the pro- posed ?1 model. 4. Solve the estimating equation ?n i=1 S(Wi, Yi, Zi...

Garcia, Tanya

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

438

Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

In 2014, EERE’s Federal Energy Management Program issued a final rule that requires verified energy and water performance for new and retrofitted federal buildings that are certified by private...

439

INDOOR AIR QUALITY MEASUREMENTS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of Engineering, Coordinating Committee of Air QualityStandards: Air Quality and Automobile Emission Control, Vol.of ilitrogen Dioxide Air Quality Standards. Paper tlo. 76-

Hollowell, C.D.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Implementation and Rejection of Industrial Steam System Energy Efficiency Measures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Consumption,  Energy  Costs,  and  Carbon   Dioxide  assessments  record  energy  and  cost  savings  reported  of   facility   baseline   energy   cost   (implementation  

Therkelesen, Peter

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

The Economics of Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Economics of Energy Efficiency Winter 2013 Why does Comcast give you set-top boxes that use the adoption of more energy- efficient technologies. This course will mostly not cover the "big picture landlord insulate the attic? What makes an investment in energy efficiency attractive? How does a company

California at Davis, University of

442

Energy-Efficient Cloud Computing  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......FI-90571 Oulu, Finland Energy efficiency is increasingly important...need to reduce green house gas emissions call...uni-passau.de Energy efficiency is increasingly important...need to reduce green house gas emissions call...research thrust on energy efficiency in the general area......

Andreas Berl; Erol Gelenbe; Marco Di Girolamo; Giovanni Giuliani; Hermann De Meer; Minh Quan Dang; Kostas Pentikousis

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

2008 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

2008 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS C A L I F O R N I A E N E RGY CO M M I S S I O N Buildings and Appliances Office #12;Acknowledgments The Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Standards the adoption of the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards to Jon Leber, PE, (November 13, 1947 - February

444

TEP - Small Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program | Department of  

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

TEP - Small Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program TEP - Small Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program TEP - Small Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Installer/Contractor Local Government Nonprofit Schools Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Manufacturing Other Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Maximum Rebate Small Business: 90% of the incremental measure costs New Construction: up to 50% of incremental cost of the energy efficient measures and up to $75,000 per project per year New Construction Design Work: up to 50% of the cost of the additional fees required for the energy efficient design and up to $10,000 per design team

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TEP - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program | Department of Energy  

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

TEP - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program TEP - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program TEP - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Local Government Nonprofit Schools State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Manufacturing Other Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Maximum Rebate Large Business: up to 50%-75% of a measure's incremental cost New Construction: up to 50% of incremental cost of the energy efficient measures and up to $75,000 per project per year New Construction Design Work: up to 50% of the cost of the additional fees required for the energy efficient design and up to $10,000 per design team

446

Efficient Sugar Release  

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

Sugar Sugar Release by the Cellulose Solvent-Based Lignocellulose Fractionation Technology and Enzymatic Cellulose Hydrolysis GEOFFREY MOXLEY, † ZHIGUANG ZHU, † AND Y.-H. PERCIVAL ZHANG* ,†,‡,§ Biological Systems Engineering Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 210-A Seitz Hall, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia 24061, and Department of Energy (DOE) BioEnergy Science Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 Efficient liberation of fermentable soluble sugars from lignocellulosic biomass waste not only decreases solid waste handling but also produces value-added biofuels and biobased products. Industrial hemp, a special economic crop, is cultivated for its high-quality fibers and high-value seed oil, but its hollow

447

Energy Efficiency Financing  

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

D. Peterson, President and CEO D. Peterson, President and CEO Center for Climate Strategies Climate Economy Energy May 6, 2011 www.climatestrategies.us 2 STATE CLIMATE PLANS JOBS, INCOME, GSP May 6, 2011 www.climatestrategies.us 3 North Carolina Macroeconomic (Income) Impact Analysis of Residential, Commercial and Industrial EE Options State Climate Action Plans Include DSM, Building Codes, Appliance Standards, and Other EE Programs  Community Energy Loan Program  State Agency Loan Program (SALP)  Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Fund  Green Building Income Tax Credit  Change a Light program  Home Performance with ENERGY STAR  Weatherization Program low income energy efficiency improvements  Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing  Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit

448

Energy Efficiency and Energy Policy  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy Efficiency and Energy Policy David E. Claridge, Director Energy Systems Laboratory November 19, 2014 ESL-KT-14-11-17 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 50 Years of Automobile Improvements ? 1960s...: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Impact of Auto/Truck Efficiency Increases ? Autos/light trucks used energy = Energy Imports in 2012 ? AUTO/TRUCK EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS have CUT U.S. ENERGY IMPORTS IN HALF ESL...

Claridge, D.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

NIPSCO (Gas and Electric) - Residential Natural Gas Efficiency Rebates |  

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

NIPSCO (Gas and Electric) - Residential Natural Gas Efficiency NIPSCO (Gas and Electric) - Residential Natural Gas Efficiency Rebates NIPSCO (Gas and Electric) - Residential Natural Gas Efficiency Rebates < Back Eligibility Construction Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Program Info State Indiana Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Varies Provider Energy Efficiency Programs Group Northern Indiana Public Service Corporation (NIPSCO) offers rebates to residential customers that install energy efficient gas and electric measures in homes through the NIPSCO Energy Efficiency Rebate Program. The program is available to all residential NIPSCO natural gas and electric customers. Flat rebates are offered for natural gas boilers, natural gas

450

Efficiency Vermont | Department of Energy  

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

Efficiency Vermont Efficiency Vermont Efficiency Vermont < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Industrial Institutional Local Government Nonprofit Residential Schools State Government Program Info State Vermont Program Type Public Benefits Fund Provider Efficiency Vermont In June 1999, Vermont enacted legislation authorizing the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) to establish a volumetric charge on all electric customers' bills to support energy-efficiency programs. As a result, in 2000 the PSB established Efficiency Vermont and a funding mechanism to support it. The funding mechanism, which varies by utility, is based on factors unique to each utility's service territory and is reviewed periodically and adjusted as necessary by the PSB.* It should be noted that Burlington Electric Department is not required to fund Efficiency Vermont;

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Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric and Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency  

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

Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric and Gas) - Residential Energy Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric and Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Financing Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric and Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Financing < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Cooling Other Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Heat Pumps Insulation Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Maximum Rebate 20,000 Program Info Funding Source Energy Efficiency Fund State Connecticut Program Type State Loan Program Rebate Amount 2,500 - 20,000 Provider Connecticut Housing Investment Fund Connecticut homeowners and customers of Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P), and United Illuminating Company (UI) may apply for up to 100%

452

Assessment of Energy Efficiency Improvement and CO2 Emission Reduction Potentials in India's Cement Industry  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

2009). However, the penetration rates of energy efficientlevel estimates for the penetration rates of measures withinBased on estimates of penetration rate of energy efficiency

Morrow III, William R.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

AEP Public Service Company of Oklahoma- Non-Residential Efficiency Rebate Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Public Services Company’s High Performance Business Program pays incentives to customers who install energy efficiency measures such as retrofitting existing equipment, new construction, major...

454

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Oportunities for the Concrete Industry  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Reducing Drying Energy and Costs by Process Alterations atalso identify potential energy and cost savings. Quick PEPand process related energy- and cost-efficiency measures

Kermeli, Katerina

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

The conceptual design of an integrated energy efficient ore reduction plant / Albertus André du Toit.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This study explores ways to determine the energy efficiency of a pyrometallurgical ore reduction plant and measures to improve it. The feasibility of building a… (more)

Du Toit, Albertus André

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Computationally Efficient Modeling of High-Efficiency Clean Combustion...  

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

Peer Evaluation ace012aceves2011o.pdf More Documents & Publications Simulation of High Efficiency Clean Combustion Engines and Detailed Chemical Kinetic Mechanisms Development...

457

NEUTRON DETECTION EFFICIENCY OF THE CLAS12 DETECTOR  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of the Jefferson Lab 12 GeV upgrade, to obtain a preliminary estimate of it's neutron detection efficiency (NDE). Knowledge of the NDE of a detector is important for calculating systematic uncertainty of neutron measurements, so knowledge of NDE is essential. An important experiment requiring knowledge of NDE is measuring

Gilfoyle, Jerry

458

Can a Pump-probe Experiment be Simulated Efficiently?  

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Can a Pump-probe Experiment be Simulated Efficiently? Thesis Submitted for the Degree Doctor things in the world. #12;i ABSTRACT Measuring a quantum system disturbs its evolution. A pump-probe exper measurements. Modeling the evolution of observables in the pump-probe experiment is an essential ingredient

Kosloff, Ronnie

459

Sandia National Laboratories: Enabling Energy Efficiency  

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ClimateEnabling Energy Efficiency Enabling Energy Efficiency videobanner Enabling Energy Efficiency Sp eakers: George Wang (EFRC Thrust Leader) and Tania Henry(Researcher) Date:...

460

Beyond The Green Myopia: Vehicle Efficiency  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Enhancing powertrain technology with highly efficient diesel and gasoline engines, efficient transmissions, electric steering, active air conditioning, and efficient drivelines has gradually improved this overall...

Dr Arun Jaura

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Regional Energy Efficiency Programs | Department of Energy  

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

Regional Energy Efficiency Programs Regional Energy Efficiency Programs This presentation covers regional industrial energy efficiency programs in the Midwest, Southeast, and...

462

Data Center Energy Efficiency | Department of Energy  

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

Program Areas Data Center Energy Efficiency Data Center Energy Efficiency The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) supports data center efficiency initiatives by encouraging...

463

Coordination of Energy Efficiency and Demand Response  

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California Long-term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan. B-2 Coordination of Energy Efficiency and Demand Response> B-4 Coordination of Energy Efficiency and Demand Response

Goldman, Charles

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

CIBO Energy Efficiency Handbook | Department of Energy  

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

CIBO Energy Efficiency Handbook CIBO Energy Efficiency Handbook The Energy Efficiency Handbook was prepared by the Council of Industrial Boiler Owners (CIBO) to help owners and...

465

Perspectives on Energy Efficiency | Department of Energy  

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

Perspectives on Energy Efficiency Perspectives on Energy Efficiency Presentation on EE policies, industry examples, efficiency ratings for home, and ISO 50001....

466

Sandia National Laboratories: efficient LED lighting  

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

efficient LED lighting ECIS-Veeco: Research Driving Down the Costs of Efficient LED Lighting On February 14, 2013, in Energy, Energy Efficiency, Materials Science, Partnership,...

467

Alternative Financing for Energy Efficiency  

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Alternative Financing for Energy Efficiency • Eddy Trevino • Matt Golden – – Investor Confidence Project • Josh Briggs – QECBs • Michael Flores – High Performance New Construction • Denise Malloy – Performance Contracting for Public Sector... Improvement Projects ESL-KT-13-12-37 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 Texas LoanSTAR Program 12/18/13 Maximizing Energy Efficiency while Protecting the Environment ESL-KT-13-12-37 CATEE 2013: Clean Air...

Trevino, E.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Energy Efficiency Adult Tracking Report - Final  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Postwave tracking study for the Energy Efficiency Adult Campaign This study serves as measure of key metrics among the campaign’s target audience, homeowners age 25+. Key measures include: Awareness of messages relating to the broad issue; Recognition of the PSAs; Relevant attitudes, including interest, ease of taking energy efficient steps, and likelihood to act; Relevant knowledge, including knowledge of light bulb alternatives and energy efficient options; and Relevant behaviors, including specific energy-saving behaviors mentioned within the PSAs. Wave 1: May 27 – June 7, 2011 Wave 2: May 29 – June 8, 2012 Wave 3: May 29 – June 19, 2014 General market sample of adults 25+ who own their homes W1 sample: n = 704; W2: n=701; W3: n=806 Online Survey Panel Methodology Study was fielded by Lightspeed Research among their survey panel. Sample is US Census representative of US homeowners by race/ethnicity, income, age, region, and family status. At least 30% of respondents were required to have not updated major appliances in their home in the past 5 years (dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, washer, or dryer).

Gibson-Grant, Amy

2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

469

EFFICIENCY OF ELECTRIC MOTORS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Effective on the issue date of this bulletin, the references section (1.4) of NIST Handbook 150-10, Efficiency of Electric Motors, 2007 Edition, is revised as specified in 1) and 2) below. 1) Reference 1.4 d): IEEE Standard 112-1996, Test Procedure for Polyphase Induction Motors and Generators, Test Method B, and the correction to the calculation at item (28) in section 10.2 Form B-Test Method B issued by IEEE on January 20, 1998, is replaced with: IEEE 112-2004, IEEE Standard Test Procedure for Polyphase Induction Motors and Generators, Test Method B, and the correction to the calculation at item (28) in section 10.2 Form B-Test Method B issued by IEEE on November 4, 2004. 2) Reference 1.4 f): NEMA Standards Publication MG 1-1993, Motors and Generators, with Revisions 1, 2, 3, and 4, is replaced with: NEMA MG 1-2006, Motors and Generators, plus Revision 1. There are no significant technical differences in these references. The changes were made to be consistent with current industry practices and in support of the Department of Energy proposed rule on small electric motors as designated in 10 CFR Part 431, [Docket No. EERE–2008–BT–TP–0008], RIN 1904–AB71, Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Electric Motors. This bulletin should be inserted into NIST Handbook 150-10 (EEM Program-Specific Handbook) until the next edition of the handbook is released, at which time the reference changes will be incorporated into the handbook. This bulletin has also been posted to the NVLAP web site at

Carroll S. Brickenkamp; Lawrence I. Knab; Carlos M. Gutierrez

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Engine Combustion & Efficiency - FEERC  

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Engine Combustion & Efficiency Engine Combustion & Efficiency ORNL currently and historically supports the U.S. DOE on multi-cylinder and vehicle applications of diesel combustion, lean burn gasoline combustion, and low temperature combustion processes, and performs principal research on efficiency enabling technologies including emission controls, thermal energy recovery, and bio-renewable fuels. Research areas span from fundamental concepts to engine/vehicle integration and demonstration with a particular emphasis on the following areas: Thermodynamics for identifying and characterizing efficiency opportunities for engine-systems as well as the development of non-conventional combustion concepts for reducing fundamental combustion losses. Nonlinear sciences for improving the physical understanding and

471

Efficiency Projects and Water Reuse  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Efficiency In A Small Utility Bill Pannell bill.pannell@cleburne.net City of Cleburne ESL-KT-11-11-36 ?Efficiency In A Small Utility Are We As Efficient As We Can Be?? Reduce Water ?Loss? Thru Better Auditing And Metering Improvements... Saving $$$ With Efficient Aeration Question And Answer Session Water Loss Energy Q&A Reuse Expanding Water System Capacity By Creative Reuse Water Development ESL-KT-11-11-36 ? What is ?Loss?? ? What is ?Real loss?? ? ?Apparent Loss...

Pannell, B.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

2015 Energy Efficiency Global Forum  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Hosted by the Alliance to Save Energy, this two-day, invite-only conference is the premier forum dedicated to energy efficiency.

473

Thermodynamic efficiency of solar concentrators  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The optical thermodynamic efficiency is a comprehensive metric that takes into account all loss mechanisms associated with transferring flux from the source to the target phase space,...

Shatz, Narkis; Bortz, John; Winston, Roland

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Sandia National Laboratories: Energy Efficiency  

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

Energy Efficiency News Highlights On February 15, 2012, in 2014 Publications, Presentations, Videos On February 3, 2012, in EFRC Selected Publications Dai, Qi; Shan, Qifeng; Cho,...

475

Sandia National Laboratories: Energy Efficiency  

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

View all EC Publications Related Topics Concentrating Solar Power CSP EFRC Energy Energy Efficiency Energy Security Infrastructure Infrastructure Security National Solar...

476

Sandia National Laboratories: Energy Efficiency  

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

as a leader in energy innovation, with coordinated efforts underway in the areas of energy efficiency, the integration and development of renewable energy sources and the...

477

National Grid Energy Efficiency Plans  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation covers the National Grid Energy Efficiency plans and is given at the Spring 2010 Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.

478

Sandia National Laboratories: Energy Efficiency  

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

Asian-American Engineer of the Year On April 17, 2013, in Capabilities, Energy, Energy Efficiency, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities, Solid-State Lighting, Systems...

479

Improve Your Boiler's Combustion Efficiency  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This revised ITP tip sheet on boiler combustion efficiency provides how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

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2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

High Efficiency Silicon Solar Cells  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Conversion efficiency has emerged as an important contributor to further reducing photovoltaic system cost. This presentation will discuss the various improvements that have increased...

Swanson, Richard

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481

Gasoline Ultra Fuel Efficient Vehicle  

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

Principal Investigator 13MY11 2011 DOE Vehicle Technologies Review Gasoline Ultra Fuel Efficient Vehicle ACE064 "This presentation does not contain any proprietary,...

482

vibration measurement  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

vibration measurement ? Erschütterungsmessung, Schwingungsmessung f [Schwingungsmessungen dienen dazu, die Schwingungsanfälligkeit von Bauwerken realitätsnah zu erfassen

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Energy Efficiency Block Grant Approved Funds --Direct Purchase California Energy Commission  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy Efficiency Block Grant Approved Funds -- Direct Purchase California Energy Commission As of May 12, 2010 Date Approved City/County EECBG Award Energy Efficiency Measures 4/7/2010 CITY OF SCOTTS cobrahead fixtures. 4/7/2010 CITY OF GREENFIELD $82,019 Implement energy efficiency projects including

484

California Homebuyers Find More Value in Energy-Efficient Labeled Homes  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

During a time when many homeowners have seen their homes' values decrease, some encouraging data shows how investing in efficiency will boost resale value. Aside from the increased comfort and reduced utility bills that stem from home energy efficiency upgrades, homeowners who invest in energy-efficient measures might see a bigger payback when they put their house up for sale.

485

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program  

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

MA-City-Worcester MA-City-Worcester Location: City Worcester MA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description: 1) Conduct energy assessment program (audits) on residential and commercial buildings; 2) energy efficiency building retrofits to include HVAC Direct Digital Controls installation, recaulking windows, and adding insulation at City Hall and purchasing eligible materials and equipment needed to implement energy efficiency measures and rebate grants to property owners; and 3) install solar photovoltaic system on rooftop (256 kW) at the Worchester Technical High School. Conditions: Historic preservation clause applies to this application (City Hall >100 years old) Categorical Exclusion(s) Applied: A1, A9, B2.5, B5.1

486

Industrial Compressed Air System Energy Efficiency Guidebook.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Energy efficient design, operation and maintenance of compressed air systems in industrial plants can provide substantial reductions in electric power and other operational costs. This guidebook will help identify cost effective, energy efficiency opportunities in compressed air system design, re-design, operation and maintenance. The guidebook provides: (1) a broad overview of industrial compressed air systems, (2) methods for estimating compressed air consumption and projected air savings, (3) a description of applicable, generic energy conservation measures, and, (4) a review of some compressed air system demonstration projects that have taken place over the last two years. The primary audience for this guidebook includes plant maintenance supervisors, plant engineers, plant managers and others interested in energy management of industrial compressed air systems.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program  

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

TX-City-North Richland Hills TX-City-North Richland Hills Location: City North Richland Hills TX American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description 1) Financial incentive program for residential and commercial energy efficiency measures and materials, 2) energy efficiency retrofits: de-lamping, window replacement, automatic lighting controls, and residential replacements/upgrades and weatherization, 3) equip Fire Department training facility with shoreline power cords and upgrade electric panel and convert monument entry signs from direct current to solar power, 4) installation of solar/LED school zone beacons, and 5) solar photovoltaic system installation and window replacement at the Facility Services Building (1998) Conditions: None Categorical Exclusion(s) Applied: A1, B2.5, B5.1

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Installing and Operating an Efficient Swimming Pool Pump | Department of  

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

Installing and Operating an Efficient Swimming Pool Pump Installing and Operating an Efficient Swimming Pool Pump Installing and Operating an Efficient Swimming Pool Pump May 29, 2012 - 7:54pm Addthis Photo courtesy iStockphoto.com Photo courtesy iStockphoto.com What does this mean for me? Use the smallest size pump possible for your swimming pool. Reduce the time your pool pump operates to save money while still keeping your pool clean. You can save energy and maintain a comfortable swimming pool temperature by using a smaller, higher efficiency pump and by operating it less. In a study of 120 pools by the Center for Energy Conservation at Florida Atlantic University, some pool owners saved as much as 75% of their original pumping bill when they used these energy conservation measures (see table below). Table 1. Savings from Pump Conservation Measures

489

High Energy Efficiency Air Conditioning  

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This project determined the performance of a new high efficiency refrigerant, Ikon B, in a residential air conditioner designed to use R-22. The refrigerant R-22, used in residential and small commercial air conditioners, is being phased out of production in developed countries beginning this year because of concerns regarding its ozone depletion potential. Although a replacement refrigerant, R-410A, is available, it operates at much higher pressure than R-22 and requires new equipment. R-22 air conditioners will continue to be in use for many years to come. Air conditioning is a large part of expensive summer peak power use in many parts of the U.S. Previous testing and computer simulations of Ikon B indicated that it would have 20 - 25% higher coefficient of performance (COP, the amount of cooling obtained per energy used) than R-22 in an air-cooled air conditioner. In this project, a typical new R-22 residential air conditioner was obtained, installed in a large environmental chamber, instrumented, and run both with its original charge of R-22 and then with Ikon B. In the environmental chamber, controlled temperature and humidity could be maintained to obtain repeatable and comparable energy use results. Tests with Ikon B included runs with and without a power controller, and an extended run for several months with subsequent analyses to check compatibility of Ikon B with the air conditioner materials and lubricant. Baseline energy use of the air conditioner with its original R-22 charge was measured at 90 deg F and 100 deg F. After changeover to Ikon B and a larger expansion orifice, energy use was measured at 90 deg F and 100 deg F. Ikon B proved to have about 19% higher COP at 90 deg F and about 26% higher COP at 100 deg F versus R-22. Ikon B had about 20% lower cooling capacity at 90 deg F and about 17% lower cooling capacity at 100 deg F versus R-22 in this system. All results over multiple runs were within 1% relative standard deviation (RSD). All of these values agree well with previous results and computer simulations of Ikon B performance versus R-22. The lower cooling capacity of Ikon B is not a concern unless a particular air conditioner is near its maximum cooling capacity in application. Typically, oversized A/C systems are installed by contractors to cover contingencies. In the extended run with Ikon B, which lasted about 4.5 months at 100 deg F ambient temperature and 68% compressor on time, the air conditioner performed well with no significant loss of energy efficiency. Post-run analysis of the refrigerant, compressor lubricant oil, compressor, compressor outlet tubing, and the filter/dryer showed minor effects but nothing that was considered significant. The project was very successful. All objectives were achieved, and the performance of Ikon B indicates that it can easily be retrofitted into R-22 air conditioners to give 15 - 20% energy savings and a 1 - 3 year payback of retrofit costs depending on location and use. Ikon B has the potential to be a successful commercial product.

Edward McCullough; Patrick Dhooge; Jonathan Nimitz

2003-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

490

Opportunistic Energy Efficient Cooperative Communication  

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]. The cooperative scheme elects to operate either with the help of one of the available relays in the network usingOpportunistic Energy Efficient Cooperative Communication Osama Amin and Lutz Lampe Abstract energy-efficient cooperative communication method. Different from classical relaying selection schemes

Lampe, Lutz

491

Columbia Water and Light - HVAC and Lighting Efficiency Rebates |  

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

Columbia Water and Light - HVAC and Lighting Efficiency Rebates Columbia Water and Light - HVAC and Lighting Efficiency Rebates Columbia Water and Light - HVAC and Lighting Efficiency Rebates < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Maximum Rebate Lighting: 50% of invoiced cost up to $22,500 Program Info State Missouri Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount HVAC Replacements: $570 - $3,770 Lighting: $300/kW reduction or half of project cost Provider Columbia Water and Light Columbia Water and Light (CWL) offers rebates to its commercial and industrial customers for the purchase of high efficiency HVAC installations and efficient lighting. Incentives for certain measures are based upon the

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Idaho Falls Power - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program | Department  

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

Idaho Falls Power - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program Idaho Falls Power - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program Idaho Falls Power - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate Heat Pumps: $7,500 Weatherization: $5000 Appliances: $2,000 Program Info State Idaho Program Type Utility Loan Program Rebate Amount $100-$7500 Provider Idaho Falls Power Idaho Falls Power's Energy Efficiency Loan Program offers zero interest loans for qualifying customers to purchase and install efficient electric appliances. The program will loan up to 100% of the actual cost of eligible measures for qualifying customers. Electric appliances eligible for financing include, but are not limited to, the following:

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Yearly-averaged daily usefulness efficiency of heliostat surfaces  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

An analytical expression for estimating the instantaneous usefulness efficiency of a heliostat surface is obtained. A systematic procedure is then introduced to calculate the usefulness efficiency even when overlapping of blocking and shadowing on a heliostat surface exist. For possible estimation of the reflected energy from a given field, the local yearly-averaged daily usefulness efficiency is calculated. This efficiency is found to depend on site latitude angle, radial distance from the tower measured in tower heights, heliostat position azimuth angle and the radial spacing between heliostats. Charts for the local yearly-averaged daily usefulness efficiency are presented for {phi} = 0, 15, 30, and 45 N. These charts can be used in calculating the reflected radiation from a given cell. Utilization of these charts is demonstrated.

Elsayed, M.M.; Habeebuallah, M.B.; Al-Rabghi, O.M. (King Abdulaziz Univ., Jeddah (Saudi Arabia))

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Projects: Loan Guarantee...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Projects: Loan Guarantee Solicitation Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Projects: Loan Guarantee Solicitation Plenary III: Project Finance...

495

Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative Industrial Efficiency and...  

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

Industrial Efficiency and Energy Productivity Video Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative Industrial Efficiency and Energy Productivity Video Addthis Description Industrial...

496

Supertruck - Improving Transportation Efficiency through Integrated...  

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

Improving Transportation Efficiency through Integrated Vehicle, Engine and Powertrain Research Supertruck - Improving Transportation Efficiency through Integrated Vehicle, Engine...

497

Renewable Energy & Efficient Energy Projects Solicitation | Department...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Services Solicitations Renewable Energy & Efficient Energy Projects Solicitation Renewable Energy & Efficient Energy Projects Solicitation Informational Materials Renewable...

498

Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Energy Efficiency Market...  

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

Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business...

499

Program Sustainability: Incorporating Energy Efficiency into...  

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

Program Sustainability: Incorporating Energy Efficiency into Disaster Recovery Efforts Peer Exchange Call Program Sustainability: Incorporating Energy Efficiency into Disaster...

500

Program Sustainability: Coordinating Energy Efficiency with Water...  

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

Program Sustainability: Coordinating Energy Efficiency with Water Conservation Services Peer Exchange Call Program Sustainability: Coordinating Energy Efficiency with Water...