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A comparative assessment of Brazilian electric motors performance with minimum efficiency standards  

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Abstract The industrial electric motor is the most important load, considering its large number and associated energy consumption, being responsible for approximately 68% of the industrial energy consumption and 35% of the total electrical energy consumption in Brazil. This country, like others, is seeking to establish a regulation on the minimum efficiency index for electric motor equipment. This paper aims to present an overview of the installed park of industrial motors in Brazil and to evaluate the possible effects of such regulation. For this purpose, the measurement results obtained in the 2000–2012 period were used, which were extracted from the approximately 276 three-phase induction motors that had been sold and were being used in the Brazilian market, with a rated power in a large range from under 1 hp to over 150 hp. The analysis of the measurement results provided an overview of the average behavior of the induction motors in industry while considering energy efficiency and allowing estimates and proposals aiming at the improvement of the use of electrical energy.

Ildo L. Sauer; Hédio Tatizawa; Francisco A.M. Salotti; Sonia S. Mercedes

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential Impact of Adopting Maximum Technologies as Minimum Efficiency Performance Standards in the U.S. Residential Sector  

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The US Department of Energy (US DOE) has placed lighting and appliance standards at a very high priority of the U.S. energy policy. However, the maximum energy savings and CO2 emissions reduction achievable via minimum efficiency performance standards (MEPS) has not yet been fully characterized. The Bottom Up Energy Analysis System (BUENAS), first developed in 2007, is a global, generic, and modular tool designed to provide policy makers with estimates of potential impacts resulting from MEPS for a variety of products, at the international and/or regional level. Using the BUENAS framework, we estimated potential national energy savings and CO2 emissions mitigation in the US residential sector that would result from the most aggressive policy foreseeable: standards effective in 2014 set at the current maximum technology (Max Tech) available on the market. This represents the most likely characterization of what can be maximally achieved through MEPS in the US. The authors rely on the latest Technical Support Documents and Analytical Tools published by the U.S. Department of Energy as a source to determine appliance stock turnover and projected efficiency scenarios of what would occur in the absence of policy. In our analysis, national impacts are determined for the following end uses: lighting, television, refrigerator-freezers, central air conditioning, room air conditioning, residential furnaces, and water heating. The analyzed end uses cover approximately 65percent of site energy consumption in the residential sector (50percent of the electricity consumption and 80percent of the natural gas and LPG consumption). This paper uses this BUENAS methodology to calculate that energy savings from Max Tech for the U.S. residential sector products covered in this paper will reach an 18percent reduction in electricity demand compared to the base case and 11percent in Natural Gas and LPG consumption by 2030 The methodology results in reductions in CO2 emissions of a similar magnitude.

Letschert, Virginie; Desroches, Louis-Benoit; McNeil, Michael; Saheb, Yamina

2010-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Minimum Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors | Department of Energy  

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Minimum Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors Minimum Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors Minimum Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors October 7, 2013 - 11:28am Addthis Section 313 of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 raised Federal minimum efficiency standards for general-purpose, single-speed, polyphase induction motors of 1 to 500 horsepower (hp). This new standard took effect in December 2010. The new minimum efficiency levels match FEMP's performance requirement for these motors. As a result of this increase in mandatory minimum standards and combined with the lack of significant availability of motors exceeding these standards, FEMP is suspending the purchasing specification for electric motors. Federal buyers may select for purchase any motor that meets design requirements.

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Category Measure Minimum Efficiency / Certification  

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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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Federal Energy Management Program: Minimum Efficiency Standards for  

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Minimum Efficiency Minimum Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Minimum Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Minimum Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Minimum Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Minimum Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Minimum Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Minimum Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors on AddThis.com... Energy-Efficient Products Federal Requirements Covered Product Categories

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Ninety - Two Percent Minimum Heater Efficiency By 1980  

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Technology is now available to increase heater efficiencies to 92 percent and more. By 1980, this technology will be field proven and corrosion and reliability problems identified and resolved. Recent studies have shown that a minimum efficiency...

Mieth, H. C.; Hardie, J. E.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Boulder, Colorados SmartRegs: Minimum Performance Standards for Residential Rental Housing  

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Policy Brief is an excerpt from the report: "Delivering Energy Efficiency to Middle Income Single Policy Brief is an excerpt from the report: "Delivering Energy Efficiency to Middle Income Single Family Households." For the full report and other resources visit: http://middleincome.lbl.gov March 20, 2012 Boulder, Colorado's SmartRegs: Minimum Performance Standards for Residential Rental Housing The Case for Performance Standards The City of Boulder's Climate Action Plan calls for greenhouse gas emissions reductions across all sectors of the community (e.g., buildings, transportation and industry). Energy conservation in new and existing buildings plays a key role in the plan's ambitious goals. In 2006, Boulder residents overwhelmingly approved a Climate Action Tax to fund Climate Action Plan efforts. For more than a decade the city has been incrementally strengthening minimum energy efficiency standards for residential

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Analysis of Minimum Efficiency Standards and Rebate Incentive Programs for Domestic Refrigerators in the Pacific Northwest.  

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Refrigerator-freezers (R/Fs) and freezers (FRs) account for 16% of the electricity consumed in the residential sector of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) forecast region (Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Western Montana). After space and water heating, R/Fs are the largest residential electrical end-use. There is great potential for reducing electricity consumption in a cost-effective manner through the purchase and use of more energy-efficient R/Fs and FRs. For example, if every household in the BPA region had the best R/F model now mass-produced, the electricity savings would be about 5 billion kWh/yr, approximately the power supplied annually by 1000 MW of nuclear or coal-fired generating capacity. The Northwest Power Planning Council (NPPC) and BPA recognize the savings potential from efficient R/Fs and FRs as well as the barriers to their use. In the 1983 regional power plan, the Council directed BPA to develop and implement incentive and promotion programs for efficient appliances. The NPPC also called for the evaluation of minimum efficiency standards for appliances sold in the region. In response to this directive, the Office of Conservation in BPA funded an evaluation of both rebate incentive programs and minimum efficiency standards for R/Fs and FRs. The results are presented in this report.

Geller, Howard S.

1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Contracting and Energy Efficiency in the State Government Market  

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s Energy Performance Contracting Program,” prepared forAugust 6. Perform ance Contracting and Energy Efficiency inL ABORATORY Performance Contracting and Energy Efficiency in

Bharvirkar, Ranjit

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring Corporate Social Performance: An Efficiency Perspective  

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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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Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Federal High Performance Computing...  

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

Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Federal High Performance Computing Data Centers Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Federal High Performance Computing Data Centers Case study...

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Performance Contracting and Energy Efficiency in the State Government...  

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Performance Contracting and Energy Efficiency in the State Government Market Performance Contracting and Energy Efficiency in the State Government Market Reviews the magnitude of...

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Example Performance Targets and Efficiency Packages Greensburg, Kansas (Presentation)  

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This presentation shows the energy performance targets and efficiency packages for residential buildings in Greensburg, Kansas.

Anderson, R.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Minimum Efficiency Standards and Rebate Incentive Programs for Domestic Refrigerators in the Pacific Northwest, Executive Summary.  

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Refrigerator-freezers (R/Fs) and freezers (FRs) account for 16% of the electricity consumed in the residential sector of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) forecast region (Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Western Montana). After space and water heating, R/Fs are the largest residential electrical end-use. The Northwest Power Planning Council (NPPC) and BPA recognize the savings potential from efficient R/Fs and FRs as well as the barriers to their use. In the 1983 regional power plan, the Council directed BPA to develop and implement incentive and promotion programs for efficient appliances. The NPPC also called for the evaluation of minimum efficiency standards for appliances sold in the region. In response to this directive, the Office of Conservation in BPA funded an evaluation of both rebate incentive programs and minimum efficiency standards for R/Fs and FRs. The results are presented in this report. The energy savings potential and economic feasibility of rebate programs and efficiency standards are the primary issues considered.

Geller, Howard S.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Efficiency, High Performance Clothes Dryer  

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This program covered the development of two separate products; an electric heat pump clothes dryer and a modulating gas dryer. These development efforts were independent of one another and are presented in this report in two separate volumes. Volume 1 details the Heat Pump Dryer Development while Volume 2 details the Modulating Gas Dryer Development. In both product development efforts, the intent was to develop high efficiency, high performance designs that would be attractive to US consumers. Working with Whirlpool Corporation as our commercial partner, TIAX applied this approach of satisfying consumer needs throughout the Product Development Process for both dryer designs. Heat pump clothes dryers have been in existence for years, especially in Europe, but have not been able to penetrate the market. This has been especially true in the US market where no volume production heat pump dryers are available. The issue has typically been around two key areas: cost and performance. Cost is a given in that a heat pump clothes dryer has numerous additional components associated with it. While heat pump dryers have been able to achieve significant energy savings compared to standard electric resistance dryers (over 50% in some cases), designs to date have been hampered by excessively long dry times, a major market driver in the US. The development work done on the heat pump dryer over the course of this program led to a demonstration dryer that delivered the following performance characteristics: (1) 40-50% energy savings on large loads with 35 F lower fabric temperatures and similar dry times; (2) 10-30 F reduction in fabric temperature for delicate loads with up to 50% energy savings and 30-40% time savings; (3) Improved fabric temperature uniformity; and (4) Robust performance across a range of vent restrictions. For the gas dryer development, the concept developed was one of modulating the gas flow to the dryer throughout the dry cycle. Through heat modulation in a gas dryer, significant time and energy savings, combined with dramatically reduced fabric temperatures, was achieved in a cost-effective manner. The key design factor lay in developing a system that matches the heat input to the dryer with the fabrics ability to absorb it. The development work done on the modulating gas dryer over the course of this program led to a demonstration dryer that delivered the following performance characteristics: (1) Up to 25% reduction in energy consumption for small and medium loads; (2) Up to 35% time savings for large loads with 10-15% energy reduction and no adverse effect on cloth temperatures; (3) Reduced fabric temperatures, dry times and 18% energy reduction for delicate loads; and, (4) Robust performance across a range of vent restrictions.

Peter Pescatore; Phil Carbone

2005-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Scheduling Sparse Numerical Computations Energy & Performance Efficiencies  

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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

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Industrial and Process Efficiency Performance Incentives | Department of  

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

Industrial and Process Efficiency Performance Incentives Industrial and Process Efficiency Performance Incentives Industrial and Process Efficiency Performance Incentives < Back Eligibility Industrial Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Manufacturing Other Heating Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Maximum Rebate 50% of project cost, up to $5 million per facility per year (electric) or $1 million per facility per year (gas) Program Info Funding Source Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS)/System Benefits Charge (SBC) Expiration Date 12/31/2015 State New York Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Electric Process and Energy Efficiency: $0.12/kWh (upstate) or $0.16/kWh (downstate) Gas Process and Energy Efficiency: $15/MMBtu (upstate) or $20/MMBtu

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Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric) - Home Energy Solutions and Performance  

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

Electric) - Home Energy Solutions and Electric) - Home Energy Solutions and Performance Programs Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric) - Home Energy Solutions and Performance Programs < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Other Ventilation Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Program Info Funding Source Energy Efficiency Fund State Connecticut Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Varies Provider Customer Service The Energy Efficiency Fund, funded by Connecticut's public benefits charge, provides home energy efficiency rebate programs to customers of The

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Managing Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing Processes Implementing Energy Performance in  

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Managing Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing Processes ­ Implementing Energy Performance and unsecured energy supply are topics that become increasingly important in today's society. Although renewable energy technologies may be a long-term solution, more efficient energy use potentially makes a high

Boyer, Edmond

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Energy Efficiency Fund (Gas) - Home Energy Solutions and Performance  

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Gas) - Home Energy Solutions and Gas) - Home Energy Solutions and Performance Programs Energy Efficiency Fund (Gas) - Home Energy Solutions and Performance Programs < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Other Ventilation Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Program Info State Connecticut Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Varies Provider Customer Service The Energy Efficiency Fund, funded by Connecticut's public benefits charge, provides home energy efficiency rebate programs to customers of The Connecticut Light and Power Company and The United Illuminating Company, Connecticut Natural Gas, Southern Connecticut Gas, and Yankeegas customers. The Home Energy Solutions Program provides weatherization assistance to any

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Development of a Performance-based Industrial Energy Efficiency Indicator  

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Development of a Performance-based Industrial Energy Efficiency Development of a Performance-based Industrial Energy Efficiency Indicator for Food Processing Plants Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports

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Principles of energy efficiency in high performance computing  

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High Performance Computing (HPC) is a key technology for modern researchers enabling scientific advances through simulation where experiments are either technically impossible or financially not feasible to conduct and theory is not applicable. However, ... Keywords: HPC, PUE, energy efficiency, high performance computing, power usage effectiveness

Axel Auweter; Arndt Bode; Matthias Brehm; Herbert Huber; Dieter Kranzlmüller

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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Estimate of Technical Potential for Minimum Efficiency Performance Standards in 13 Major World Economies  

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fuel savings in 2020, and 3,500 PJ in 2030 27-percent energy reductionfuel savings in 2020, and 3,500 PJ in 2030 27-percent energy reduction

Letschert, Virginie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimate of Technical Potential for Minimum Efficiency Performance Standards in 13 Major World Economies  

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for typical wattage of incandescent bulbs and hours of usagefor which we assume that incandescent bulbs gradually getsimilar to that of incandescent or fluorescent bulbs. These

Letschert, Virginie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Minimum Efficiency Performance Standards for Residential General Service Lighting in Chile  

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phasing out the use of incandescent lamps. Following majorproposed phase out of incandescent bulbs in Chile. 2 Lifeless energy: here incandescent lights (IL) are evaluated

Letschert, Virginie E.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Yankee hood performance studies; The effect of air balance on thermal efficiency  

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With today's ever-increasing production rates on tissue-grade machines, many mills experience a need to increase the contribution of Yankee hoods to drying. Until the cylinder is replaced, its contribution to drying is fixed at its maximum drying rate. Consequently, the hoods should be checked routinely to ensure that they run optimally. Most air systems are not gas-or oil-fired, in contrast to the original steam-heated designs. As a result, Yankee air systems are energy intensive. A proper hood balance ensures minimum thermal consumption, or optimum thermal efficiency. Thermal efficiency is defined as the Btu's consumed by the burner per pound of water evaporated by hood. A simple engineering survey, or system examination, allows the papermaker to verify hood performance and balance the air system. In this paper typical data from a such a survey are shown. These surveys can often lead to considerably savings in burner fuel.

Schukov, V. (Yankee Air Systems (US)); Wozny, J. (Enerquin Air Inc., Montreal, Quebec (CA))

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient materialization of dynamic web data to improve web performance  

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The issues of performance, response efficiency and data consistency are among the most important ones for data intensive Web sites on the Internet today. In order to deal with these issues we analyze and evaluate a materialization policy that may be ...

Christos Bouras; Agisilaos Konidaris

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Introducing Energy Performances in Production Management: Towards Energy Efficient Manufacturing  

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Introducing Energy Performances in Production Management: Towards Energy Efficient Manufacturing.taisch}@polimi.it Abstract. Energy consumption is one of the main economic, environmental and societal issues. As stated by recent researches, manufacturing plays a major role in energy consumption. To react to this situation

Boyer, Edmond

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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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Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Federal High Performance Computing Data Centers  

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Efficiency Efficiency Opportunities in Federal High Performance Computing Data Centers Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program By Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Rod Mahdavi, P.E. LEED A.P. September 2013 2 Contacts Rod Mahdavi, P.E. LEED AP Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (510) 495-2259 rmahdavi@lbl.gov For more information on FEMP: Will Lintner, P.E. Federal Energy Management Program U.S. Department of Energy (202) 586-3120 william.lintner@ee.doe.gov 3 Contents Executive Summary .................................................................................................... 6 Overview .................................................................................................................... 7

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Development of minimum efficiency standards for large capacity air conditioners, and commercial water heaters, refrigerators, and freezers. Final report  

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The California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission has promulgated appliance energy efficiency standards and energy conservation standards for new construction with the objective of reducing energy consumption in the State of California. The following appliance categories are specifically addressed: large capacity air conditioners; commercial water heaters; and commercial refrigerators and freezers. The tasks that have been performed include: an energy use pattern study for the subject equipment; an examination of the size distribution of commercial air conditioning equipment; an examination of the different types of commercial air conditioning systems; an evaluation of the effectiveness of economizers in reducing commercial air conditioning system energy consumption in California; an examination of the effects of oversizing commercial air conditioners; a detailed study of supermarket refrigeration and air conditioning equipment; an evaluation of the economic feasibility of utilizing air conditioner waste heat to heat water; an assessment of the applicability of existing test procedures for small water heaters to large water heaters; and a brief investigation of the marketing and distribution systems for air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Results of the efforts are described.

Merrill, P.S.; Rettberg, R.J.; Erickson, R.C.; Toor, J.S.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Telecommunications reform and efficiency performance: Do good institutions matter?  

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Abstract Until recently, most studies investigating telecommunication reforms performance have failed to incorporate the importance of institutions into the empirical analysis. This study highlights the importance of institutional governance on telecommunications efficiency and provides empirical results for the impact of institutions on reform outcomes. It provides significant evidence that the institutional environment in which reform progress takes place is an important determinant for successful reform. This study uses the stochastic distance function approach to capture the role of institutions in explaining efficiency differences across 70 countries. The empirical analysis reveals that policy stability in the form of substantive checks and balances on executive power is the most important aspect for successful reform. Independently, legal integrity improves telecommunications efficiency through privatization, while greater freedom from corruption influences the effectiveness of a regulatory body.

Noorihsan Mohamad

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Contracting and Energy Efficiency in the State Government Market  

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There is growing interest in energy efficiency (EE) among state policymakers as a result of increasing environmental concerns, rising electricity and natural gas prices, and lean economic times that motivate states to look more aggressively for cost-saving opportunities in public sector buildings. One logical place for state policymakers to demonstrate their commitment to energy efficiency is to 'lead by example' by developing and implementing strategies to reduce the energy consumption of state government facilities through investments in energy efficient technologies. Traditionally, energy efficiency improvements at state government facilities are viewed as a subset in the general category of building maintenance and construction. These projects are typically funded through direct appropriations. However, energy efficiency projects are often delayed or reduced in scope whereby not all cost-effective measures are implemented because many states have tight capital budgets. Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) offers a potentially useful strategy for state program and facility managers to proactively finance and develop energy efficiency projects. In an ESPC project, Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) typically guarantee that the energy and cost savings produced by the project will equal or exceed all costs associated with implementing the project over the term of the contract. ESCOs typically provide turnkey design, installation, and maintenance services and also help arrange project financing. Between 1990 and 2006, U.S. ESCOs reported market activity of {approx}$28 Billion, with about {approx}75-80% of that activity concentrated in the institutional markets (K-12 schools, colleges/universities, state/local/federal government and hospitals). In this study, we review the magnitude of energy efficiency investment in state facilities and identify 'best practices' while employing performance contracting in the state government sector. The state government market is defined to include state offices, state universities, correctional facilities, and other state facilities. This study is part of a series of reports prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the National Association of Energy Services Companies (NAESCO) on the ESCO market and industry trends. The scope of previous reports was much broader: Goldman et al. (2002) analyzed ESCO project costs and savings in public and private sector facilities, Hopper et al. (2005) focused on ESCO project activity in all public and institutional sectors, while Hopper et al (2007) provided aggregate results of a comprehensive survey of ESCOs on current industry activity and future prospects. We decided to focus the current study on ESCO and energy efficiency activity and potential market barriers in the state government market because previous studies suggested that this institutional sector has significant remaining energy efficiency opportunities. Moreover, ESCO activity in the state government market has lagged behind other institutional markets (e.g., K-12 schools, local governments, and the federal market). Our primary objectives were as follows: (1) Assess existing state agency energy information and data sources that could be utilized to develop performance metrics to assess progress among ESPC programs in states; (2) Conduct a comparative review of the performance of selected state ESPC programs in reducing energy usage and costs in state government buildings; and (3) Delineate the extent to which state government sector facilities are implementing energy efficiency projects apart from ESPC programs using other strategies (e.g. utility ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs, loan funds).

Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Goldman, Charles; Gilligan, Donald; Singer, Terry E.; Birr, David; Donahue, Patricia; Serota, Scott

2008-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Cooperative Energy Efficiency Modeling and Performance Analysis in Co-Channel Interference Cellular Networks  

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......Communications Cooperative Energy Efficiency Modeling and Performance...cooperative communications, energy efficiency is becoming increasingly...but also the green-house gas emission and carbon...most cases, high energy efficiency performance should......

Jing Zhang; Xi Yang; Qi Yao; Xiaohu Ge; Minho Jo; Guoqiang Mao

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

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operation with energy efficiency in building systems. X X Xoperation with energy efficiency in building systems. 10.3.energy efficiency improvements in healthcare buildings. A

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measure Guideline: Energy-Efficient Window Performance and Selection  

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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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High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

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Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency iii 11-Sept-2009 ListA Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency 11-Sept-2009 Topic /A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency 11-Sept-2009 Topic /

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Contracting and Energy Efficiency in the State Government Market  

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the energy costs and energy efficiency at Illinois’ publicand CMS in achieving energy efficiency at Illinois’ publicProgram 2007. “Illinois State Building Energy Expense Study

Bharvirkar, Ranjit

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

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Efficiency 11-Sept-2009 9. Economic and Organizationaland Organizational Issues 9.1. Strategies to overcome structural challenges to energy efficiencyorganizational scheme to facilitate discussion of challenges to improving energy efficiency

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Contracting and Energy Efficiency in the State Government Market  

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providing preliminary energy audits or feasibility studiesCost-Effective Energy Energy Audit Energy Efficiency Projectmethod for conducting energy audits and implementing

Bharvirkar, Ranjit

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

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hospitals have variable frequency drives (VFDs) on largeo o o o o Use of variable frequency drives, efficient motorscooling coils; with variable frequency drives the fans may

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENERGY-EFFICIENT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PLATFORMS  

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ENERGY-EFFICIENT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PLATFORMS Except where School Engineering #12;ENERGY-EFFICIENT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PLATFORMS of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Auburn, Alabama August 9, 2008 #12;iii ENERGY-EFFICIENT

Qin, Xiao

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Performance Contracting and Energy Efficiency in the State Government Market  

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the State Government Market Energy Performance Contractingin the State Government Market Energy Performance Contractsin size of the energy services market among states, we

Bharvirkar, Ranjit

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of the Low-Efficiency Diesel Particulate Filter for...  

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Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference in Detroit, MI, September 27-30, 2010. p-15wei.pdf More Documents & Publications On-Road PM Mass...

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High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

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This document presents a road map for improving the energy efficiency of hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The report compiles input from a broad array of experts in healthcare facility design and operations. The initial section lists challenges and barriers to efficiency improvements in healthcare. Opportunities are organized around the following ten themes: understanding and benchmarking energy use; best practices and training; codes and standards; improved utilization of existing HVAC designs and technology; innovation in HVAC design and technology; electrical system design; lighting; medical equipment and process loads; economic and organizational issues; and the design of next generation sustainable hospitals. Achieving energy efficiency will require a broad set of activities including research, development, deployment, demonstration, training, etc., organized around 48 specific objectives. Specific activities are prioritized in consideration of potential impact, likelihood of near- or mid-term feasibility and anticipated cost-effectiveness. This document is intended to be broad in consideration though not exhaustive. Opportunities and needs are identified and described with the goal of focusing efforts and resources.

Singer, Brett C.; Tschudi, William F.

2009-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance and energy efficiency in simple simultaneous multithreading processor cores  

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Simultaneous multithreading, where instructions from different threads share processor resources, has shown promise in delivering high throughput with little area and power overhead. We compare where in the performance ...

Uhler, Richard Stephen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential Impact of Adopting Maximum Technologies as Minimum Efficiency Performance Standards in the U.S. Residential Sector  

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Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, Freezers PreliminaryRefrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, Freezers Pre-NOPRlighting, television, refrigerator-freezers, central air

Letschert, Virginie

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential Impact of Adopting Maximum Technologies as Minimum Efficiency Performance Standards in the U.S. Residential Sector  

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and general lighting incandescent services (GLIS) areLighting Phase out of incandescent lighting has been passedout of general service incandescent lamps (GSIL) which don’t

Letschert, Virginie

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Performance-based Industrial Energy Efficiency Indicator  

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Automobile Assembly Plants Automobile Assembly Plants Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder

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Development of a Performance-based Industrial Energy Efficiency Indicator  

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Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plants Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plants Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder

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Development of a Performance-based Industrial Energy Efficiency Indicator  

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Cement Manufacturing Plants Cement Manufacturing Plants Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder

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Development of a Performance-based Industrial Energy Efficiency Indicator  

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Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder

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Development of a Performance-based Industrial Energy Efficiency Indicator  

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Corn Refining Plants Corn Refining Plants Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder Technical documentation

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2008 Residential Building Efficiency Standards 1 Efficiency Ratings and Performance Modeling Inputs  

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Residential Building Efficiency Standards 2 a. Refrigerant charge and metering (Reference Appendices, RA3 Cooling · SplitHeatPump: SEER 13 · Refrigerant charge (or charge indicator light), watts/cfm and air flow.2), or presence of charge indicator display (Reference Appendices, RA3.4) b. Air system fan flow and air handler

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The Effect of the 802.11 Power Save Mechanism (PSM) on Energy Efficiency and Performance  

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The Effect of the 802.11 Power Save Mechanism (PSM) on Energy Efficiency and Performance During is the increased energy usage of ICT, for reasons of cost and environmental protection. The Power Save Mode (PSM are expected to save power and hence to use energy efficiently. The impact that such mechanisms may have

Bhatti, Saleem N.

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Solar Generator Performance with Load Matching to Water Electrolysis Longterm Averages and Range of Instantaneous Efficiencies  

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The efficiency of producing hydrogen by solar energy conversion via solar cells and water electrolysis is determined by the performance of the ... wired to an electronic simulation of an advanced water electrolys...

K. Freudenberg

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Webinar: Impacts of Energy Efficiency on the Financial Performance of Commercial Buildings  

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The Department of Energy conducted a review of existing market research on the impact of Energy Efficiency and Green Labels on building financial performance. This webinar will review the results...

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Correlations of fuel economy, exhaust hydro-carbon concentrations, and vehicle performance efficiency  

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CORRELATIONS OF FUEL ECONOMY, EXHAUST HYDROCARBON CONCENTRATIONS, AND VEHICLE PERFORMANCE EFFICIENCY A Thesis by PHILIP DOUGLAS BAUMANN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1974 Major Subject: Civil Engineering CORRELATIONS OF FUEL ECONOMY, EXHAUST HYDROCARBON CONCENTRATIONS, AND VEHICLE PERFORMANCE EFFICIENCY A Thesis by PHILIP DOUGLAS BAUMANN Approved as to style and content by...

Baumann, Philip Douglas

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration and Performance Monitoring of Foundation Heat Exchangers (FHX) in Ultra-High Energy Efficient Research Homes  

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The more widespread use of Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems has been hindered by their high first cost, which is mainly driven by the cost of the drilling and excavation for installation of ground heat exchangers (GHXs). A new foundation heat exchanger (FHX) technology was proposed to reduce first cost by placing the heat exchanger into the excavations made during the course of construction (e.g., the overcut for the basement and/or foundation and run-outs for water supply and the septic field). Since they reduce or eliminate the need for additional drilling or excavation, foundation heat exchangers have the potential to significantly reduce or eliminate the first cost premium associated with GSHPs. Since December 2009, this FHX technology has been demonstrated in two ultra-high energy efficient new research houses in the Tennessee Valley, and the performance data has been closely monitored as well. This paper introduces the FHX technology with the design, construction and demonstration of the FHX and presents performance monitoring results of the FHX after one year of monitoring. The performance monitoring includes hourly maximum and minimum entering water temperature (EWT) in the FHX compared with the typical design range, temperature difference (i.e., T) across the FHX, and hourly heat transfer rate to/from the surrounding soil.

Im, Piljae [ORNL] [ORNL; Hughes, Patrick [ORNL] [ORNL; Liu, Xiaobing [ORNL] [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential for Branch Predictor Adaptation at the Program and Phase Level for Performance and Energy-Efficiency  

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Potential for Branch Predictor Adaptation at the Program and Phase Level for Performance and Energy-Efficiency savings were performed. The performance and energy- efficiency of an 8-wide issue, out-of-order processor of the branch predictor configuration to improve overall processor energy- efficiency. The results

Co, Michele

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Extending Efficiency Services to Underserved Households: NYSERDAs Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program  

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N April 4, 2012 Extending Efficiency Services to Underserved Households: NYSERDA's Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program Since 2001, New York residents have completed over 39,000 energy upgrades through NYSERDA's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) initiative. Approximately one third of these projects have been completed through the Assisted HPwES track, which offers large incentives to middle income

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A High Performance, Energy Efficient GALS Processor Microarchitecture with Reduced Implementation Complexity  

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A High Performance, Energy Efficient GALS Processor Microarchitecture with Reduced Implementation Complexity £ YongKang Zhu , David H. Albonesi Ý and Alper Buyuktosunoglu � Department of Electrical, achieves impressive energy savings for a relatively low per- formance cost. However, the approach requires

Albonesi, David H.

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Architectural Support for High-Performance, Power-Efficient and Secure Multiprocessor Systems  

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router design for network-on-chip (NoC) based on a new memory technique. We introduce hybrid input buffers that use both SRAM and STT-MRAM for better performance as well as power efficiency. Simulation results show that the proposed schemes improve...

An, Baik Song

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Selective Writeback: Exploiting Transient Values for Energy-Efficiency and Performance  

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energy consumption compared to the baseline machine with the same number of registers. FurthermoreSelective Writeback: Exploiting Transient Values for Energy-Efficiency and Performance Deniz Balkan microprocessors use large, heavily-ported physical register files (RFs) to increase the instruction throughput

Ponomarev, Dmitry V.

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Development of a performance-based industrial energy efficiency indicator for cement manufacturing plants.  

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Organizations that implement strategic energy management programs have the potential to achieve sustained energy savings if the programs are carried out properly. A key opportunity for achieving energy savings that plant managers can take is to determine an appropriate level of energy performance by comparing the plant performance with that of similar plants in the same industry. Manufacturing plants can set energy efficiency targets by using performance-based indicators. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), through its ENERGY STAR{reg_sign} program, has been developing plant energy performance indicators (EPIs) to encourage a variety of U.S. industries to use energy more efficiently. This report describes work with the cement manufacturing industry to provide a plant-level indicator of energy efficiency for assembly plants that produce a variety of products, including Portland cement and other specialty cement products, in the United States. Consideration is given to the role that performance-based indicators play in motivating change; the steps needed to develop indicators, including interacting with an industry to secure adequate data for an indicator; and the actual application and use of an indicator when complete. How indicators are employed in the EPA's efforts to encourage industries to voluntarily improve their use of energy is discussed as well. The report describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the EPI for cement manufacturing plants. Individual equations are presented, as are the instructions for using them in an associated Excel spreadsheet.

Boyd, G.; Decision and Information Sciences

2006-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Nearest Neighbor Averaging and its Effect on the Critical Level and Minimum Detectable Concentration for Scanning Radiological Survey Instruments that Perform Facility Release Surveys.  

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Through the SNL New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) program, several Sandia engineers worked with the Environmental Restoration Group (ERG) Inc. to verify and validate a novel algorithm used to determine the scanning Critical Level (L c ) and Minimum Detectable Concentration (MDC) (or Minimum Detectable Areal Activity) for the 102F scanning system. Through the use of Monte Carlo statistical simulations the algorithm mathematically demonstrates accuracy in determining the L c and MDC when a nearest-neighbor averaging (NNA) technique was used. To empirically validate this approach, SNL prepared several spiked sources and ran a test with the ERG 102F instrument on a bare concrete floor known to have no radiological contamination other than background naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM). The tests conclude that the NNA technique increases the sensitivity (decreases the L c and MDC) for high-density data maps that are obtained by scanning radiological survey instruments.

Fournier, Sean Donovan; Beall, Patrick S [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA; Miller, Mark L.

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a performance-based industrial energy efficiency indicator for corn refining plants.  

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Organizations that implement strategic energy management programs have the potential to achieve sustained energy savings if the programs are carried out properly. A key opportunity for achieving energy savings that plant managers can take is to determine an appropriate level of energy performance by comparing their plant's performance with that of similar plants in the same industry. Manufacturing facilities can set energy efficiency targets by using performance-based indicators. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), through its ENERGY STAR{reg_sign} program, has been developing plant energy performance indicators (EPIs) to encourage a variety of U.S. industries to use energy more efficiently. This report describes work with the corn refining industry to provide a plant-level indicator of energy efficiency for facilities that produce a variety of products--including corn starch, corn oil, animal feed, corn sweeteners, and ethanol--for the paper, food, beverage, and other industries in the United States. Consideration is given to the role that performance-based indicators play in motivating change; the steps needed to develop indicators, including interacting with an industry to secure adequate data for an indicator; and the actual application and use of an indicator when complete. How indicators are employed in the EPA's efforts to encourage industries to voluntarily improve their use of energy is discussed as well. The report describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the EPI for corn refining plants. Individual equations are presented, as are the instructions for using them in an associated Excel spreadsheet.

Boyd, G. A.; Decision and Information Sciences; USEPA

2006-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Northwest Energy Efficient Manufactured Housing Program: High Performance Manufactured Home Prototyping and Construction Development  

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The Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), and Northwest Energy Works (NEW), the current Northwest Energy Efficient Manufactured Housing Program (NEEM) administrator, have been collaborating to conduct research on new specifications that would improve on the energy requirements of a NEEM home. In its role as administrator, NEW administers the technical specs, performs research and engineering analysis, implements ongoing construction quality management procedures, and maintains a central database with home tracking. This project prototyped and assessed the performances of cost-effective high performance building assemblies and mechanical systems that are not commonly deployed in the manufacturing setting. The package of measures is able to reduce energy used for space conditioning, water heating and lighting by 50 percent over typical manufactured homes produced in the northwest.

Hewes, T.; Peeks, B.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance investigation of a cogeneration plant with the efficient and compact heat recovery system  

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This paper presents the performance investigation of a cogeneration plant equipped with an efficient waste heat recovery system. The proposed cogeneration system produces four types of useful energy namely: (i) electricity (ii) steam (iii) cooling and (iv) dehumidification. The proposed plant comprises a Capstone C30 micro-turbine which generates 24 kW of electricity a compact and efficient waste heat recovery system and a host of waste heat activated devices namely (i) a steam generator (ii) an absorption chiller (iii) an adsorption chiller and (iv) a multi-bed desiccant dehumidifier. The numerical analysis for the host of waste heat recovery system and thermally activated devices using FORTRAN power station linked to powerful IMSL library is performed to investigate the performance of the overall system. A set of experiments both part load and full load of micro-turbine is conducted to examine the electricity generation and the exhaust gas temperature. It is observed that energy utilization factor (EUF) could achieve as high as 70% while Fuel Energy Saving Ratio (FESR) is found to be 28%.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Expert Meeting Report: Achieving the Best Installed Performance from High-Efficiency Residential Gas Furnaces  

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Achieving the Best Installed Performance from High- Efficiency Residential Gas Furnaces Larry Brand Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR) March 2012 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, subcontractors, or affiliated partners makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade

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Haemers' Minimum Rank.  

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??Haemers' minimum rank was first defined by Willem Haemers in 1979. He created this graph parameter as an upper bound for the Shannon capacity of… (more)

Tims, Geoff

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient  

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neutron populations in subsequent fission generations; a value of unity defines a self-sustaining nuclear reaction. The work performed in this paper deals exclusively with the...

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On the minimum efficiency of least squares  

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......STATIONABY VALUES From (3), on post-multiplying by W, rwiwrw)-1 w+r-wiwr-w)-1 w = 2ww. (4) Put Q = nWiWTW^WTi and R = r-iW{W'T-1 W)-1 W'T-i, so that Q and R are matrices which project orthogonally onto the spaces spanned......

M. KNOTT

1975-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--This paper examines the impact of battery sizing on the performance and efficiency of power management  

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Abstract--This paper examines the impact of battery sizing on the performance and efficiency paper examines plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), which typically utilize onboard battery storage and efficiency characteristics of these algorithms are compared for different battery sizes over stochastic

Krstic, Miroslav

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Phenotypic Characterization of Feed Efficiency and Feeding Behavior Traits in Performance Tested Bulls Fed a Corn Silage-Based Diet  

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Objectives of this study were to characterize feed efficiency traits and examine phenotypic relationships with feeding behavior traits in bulls. Performance, feed intake and feeding behavior traits were measured in bulls (n = 5,165) representing 2...

Moreno Rajo, Jose Gilberto

2013-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Cooperative Energy Efficiency Modeling and Performance Analysis in Co-Channel Interference Cellular Networks  

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......is envis- aged that new energy-efficient system design...network in Fig. 1, a new cooperative energy efficiency model with...Products. Academic Press, New York. The Computer Journal...8, 2013 Cooperative Energy Efficiency Modeling and......

Jing Zhang; Xi Yang; Qi Yao; Xiaohu Ge; Minho Jo; Guoqiang Mao

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Minimum Price Contract  

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A minimum price contract is one of many tools a marketer may use to better manage price and production risk while trying to achieve financial goals and objectives. This publication discusses the advantages and disadvantages involved...

Waller, Mark L.; Amosson, Stephen H.; Welch, Mark; Dhuyvetter, Kevin C.

2008-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Coolerado 5 Ton RTU Performance: Western Cooling Challenge Results (Revised)  

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The Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC) developed a set of criteria for test conditions, minimum energy, and water use performance for prototype cooling equipment and identified these conditions as indicative of western state climates.

Kozubal, E.; Slayzak, S.

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimate of Cost-Effective Potential for Minimum Efficiency Performance Standards in 13 Major World Economies Energy Savings, Environmental and Financial Impacts  

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Initiative, IEA Electric Motor Systems Workshop, Paris. BV,Electric Motors ..X X X X X X X X X X X Electric Motors AC = air conditioning;

Letschert, Virginie E.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimate of Cost-Effective Potential for Minimum Efficiency Performance Standards in 13 Major World Economies Energy Savings, Environmental and Financial Impacts  

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Fans Lighting Refrigerators and Freezers Space Heating Our2011b. Refrigerator, Refrigerator-Freezer and Freezers Final2011c. Refrigerator, Refrigerator-Freezer and Freezers Final

Letschert, Virginie E.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimate of Cost-Effective Potential for Minimum Efficiency Performance Standards in 13 Major World Economies Energy Savings, Environmental and Financial Impacts  

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lighting, we assume that incandescent bulbs have a one-yeargigaton Indonesia India incandescent Lamp Japan Koreaprice data for 60-watt incandescent bulbs, excluding non-

Letschert, Virginie E.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization and Performance Analysis of High Efficiency Solar Cells and Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems .  

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??As part of the SUNRISE project (Semiconductors Using Nanostructures for Record Increases in Solar-cell Efficiency), high efficiency, III-V semiconductor, quantum-dot-enhanced, triple-junction solar cells designed and… (more)

Yandt, Mark

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of New Federal Efficiency Performance Standards on the Industrial Motor Marketplace  

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The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 enacted new motor efficiency standards that will go into effect in December 2010. Previous motor efficiency standards, which were implemented as part of EPAct in 1992, caused some confusion within...

Elliott, R. N.

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Coordinated resource management for guaranteed high performance and efficient utilization in Lambda-Grids  

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Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, AugustConference on High Performance Computing and Communication (Conference on High Performance Computing and Networking (SC’

Taesombut, Nut

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Minimum-Energy Multicast Tree in Cognitive Radio Networks  

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Minimum-Energy Multicast Tree in Cognitive Radio Networks Wei Ren, Xiangyang Xiao, Qing Zhao algorithm with bounded performance guarantee for constructing the minimum-energy multicast tree, which by studying the impact of the traffic load of the primary network on the minimum-energy multicast tree. I

Islam, M. Saif

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Building America Expert Meeting: Achieving the Best Installed Performance from High-Efficiency Residential Gas Furnaces  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This report describes a Building America expert meeting hosted on July 28, 2011, by the Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit team. The purpose of this meeting was to identify installation practices that provide the best installed efficiency for residential gas furnaces, explain how AFUE and field efficiency can differ, and investigate the impact of installation practices on the efficiency and long-term durability of the furnace.

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Performance of the Low-Efficiency Diesel Particulate Filter for Diesel PM Reduction  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Poster presented at the 16th Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference in Detroit, MI, September 27-30, 2010.

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Analysis of How Energy Efficiency Policies Could Perform in a Liberalized Market.  

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??Before a description of the most important energy efficiency policies currently active in the European landscape is provided together with an illustration of more obvious… (more)

Grigoli Castaldi, Michele

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Materials Science & Engineering Spring 2012 Assessing the Performance of Energy Efficient Housing  

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with the architect, contractor, energy auditor, and UCHA representatives to discuss the process of and lessons of Energy Efficient Housing Overview Penn State's Department of Architecture partnered with the Union Country Housing Authority (UCHA) to create the Energy Efficient Housing Program (EEHP). A duplex

Demirel, Melik C.

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Abstract--Many functions within a substation can be performed more efficiently if all the substation data is collected  

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1 Abstract--Many functions within a substation can be performed more efficiently if all the substation data is collected from and shared among Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs). Gathered measurements and apparatus statuses can be processed by (local) substation computer(s). Processing includes

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Improving Energy Efficiency through Commissioning: Getting Started with Commissioning, Monitoring, and Maintaining Performance  

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Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol: Conceptssavings. Measurement and Verification (M&V) The process of

Parrish, Kristen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Measurement Technologies for High-Efficiency Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells  

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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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Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT): An Innovative Mechanism for Enhancing Energy Efficiency in India's Industrial Sector  

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On 31st March 2012, India quietly announced a historic regulation for industrial sector in a bid to ensure energy security of the country. The regulation, with an aim to enhance energy efficiency in energy intensive industrial sectors, is empowered...

Garnik, S. P.; Martin, M.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Macintosh HD:from FWB:IMVP Save Stuff:Engine paper stuff:Engine Paper final COST AND EFFICIENCY PERFORMANCE OF AUTOMOBILE ENGINE  

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AND EFFICIENCY PERFORMANCE OF AUTOMOBILE ENGINE PLANTS Daniel E Whitney* Guillermo Peschard# Denis Artzner:IMVP Save Stuff:Engine paper stuff:Engine Paper final COST AND EFFICIENCY PERFORMANCE OF AUTOMOBILE ENGINE PLANTS Abstract This paper analyzes the basic performance of 27 automobile engine lines operated by 18

Whitney, Daniel

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Enhanced performance of solar cells with optimized surface recombination and efficient photon capturing via anisotropic-etching of black silicon  

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We report an enhanced conversion efficiency of femtosecond-laser treated silicon solar cells by surface modification of anisotropic-etching. The etching improves minority carrier lifetime inside modified black silicon area substantially; moreover, after the etching, an inverted pyramids/upright pyramids mixed texture surface is obtained, which shows better photon capturing capability than that of conventional pyramid texture. Combing of these two merits, the reformed solar cells show higher conversion efficiency than that of conventional pyramid textured cells. This work presents a way for fabricating high performance silicon solar cells, which can be easily applied to mass-production.

Chen, H. Y.; Peng, Y., E-mail: gdyuan@semi.ac.cn, E-mail: py@usst.edu.cn; Hong, M.; Zhang, Y. B.; Cai, Bin; Zhu, Y. M. [Shanghai Key Lab of Modern Optical System and Engineering Research Center of Optical Instrument and System, Ministry of Education, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai 200093 (China); Yuan, G. D., E-mail: gdyuan@semi.ac.cn, E-mail: py@usst.edu.cn; Zhang, Y.; Liu, Z. Q.; Wang, J. X.; Li, J. M. [Semiconductor Lighting R and D Center, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083 (China)

2014-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical Minimum Energy Use of a Building HVAC System  

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This paper investigates the theoretical minimum energy use required by the HVAC system in a particular code compliant office building. This limit might be viewed as the "Carnot Efficiency" for HVAC system. It assumes that all ventilation and air...

Tanskyi, O.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transition metal oxide improves overall efficiency and maintains performance with inexpensive metals.  

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of a typical device (middle); schematic energy diagram of interfacial layers PbS/MoOx, indicating carrier metals. A research team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has demonstrated the overall conversion efficiency. This allows for inexpensive metals such as Al to be employed without loss

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Measuring and tuning energy efficiency on large scale high performance computing platforms.  

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??Recognition of the importance of power in the field of High Performance Computing, whether it be as an obstacle, expense or design consideration, has never… (more)

Laros, James Howard III

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved performance of the Boeing/LANL FEL experiment: Extraction efficiency and cavity-length detuning effects  

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We observed significant improvement in the performance of the Boeing/LANL free-electron laser (FEL) experiment in the last year. Some of the more graphic demonstrations of this improved performance are presented in the time-resolved optical spectral measurements (streak/spectrometer) and the electron-beam spectral measurements. We have observed an extraction efficiency of about 14% for the uniform wiggler and nearly 1% for the tapered-wiggler experiment. We also present experimental evidence consistent with a sideband instability and its suppression by cavity-length detuning.

A.H. Lumpkin; R.L. Tokar; D.H. Dowell; A.R. Lowrey; A.D. Yeremian; R.E. Justice

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an Online Toolkit for Measuring Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Performance -- Scoping Study  

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This study analyzes the market needs for building performance evaluation tools. It identifies the existing gaps and provides a roadmap for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a toolkit with which to optimize energy performance of a commercial building over its life cycle.

Wang, Na

2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT (EECBG) - BETTER BUILDINGS NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRAM AT GREATER CINCINNATI ENERGY ALLIANCE Project Title: Home Performance with Energy Star® and Better Buildings Performance  

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The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (Energy Alliance) is a nonprofit economic development agency dedicated to helping Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky communities reduce energy consumption. The Energy Alliance has launched programs to educate homeowners, commercial property owners, and nonprofit organizations about energy efficiency opportunities they can use to drive energy use reductions and financial savings, while extending significant focus to creating/retaining jobs through these programs. The mission of the Energy Alliance is based on the premise that investment in energy efficiency can lead to transformative economic development in a region. With support from seven municipalities, the Energy Alliance began operation in early 2010 and has been among the fastest growing nonprofit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. The Energy Alliance offers two programs endorsed by the Department of Energy: the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program for homeowners and the Better Buildings Performance Program for commercial entities. Both programs couple expert guidance, project management, and education in energy efficiency best practices with incentives and innovative energy efficiency financing to help building owners effectively invest in the energy efficiency, comfort, health, longevity, and environmental impact of their residential or commercial buildings. The Energy Alliance has raised over $23 million of public and private capital to build a robust market for energy efficiency investment. Of the $23 million, $17 million was a direct grant from the Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP). The organization’s investments in energy efficiency projects in the residential and commercial sector have led to well over $50 million in direct economic activity and created over 375,000 hours of labor created or retained. In addition, over 250 workers have been trained through the Building Performance Training Center, a program that was developed and funded by the Energy Alliance and housed at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Nearly 100 residential and commercial contractors currently participate in the Energy Alliance’s two major programs, which have together served over 2,800 residential and 100 commercial customers. Additionally, the Energy Alliance established loan programs for homeowners, nonprofits and commercial businesses. The GC-HELP program was established to provide up to ten year low interest, unsecured loans to homeowners to cover the energy efficiency products they purchased through the Energy Alliance approved contractor base. To date the Energy Alliance has financed over $1 million in energy efficiency loans for homeowners, without any loans written off. The nonprofit business community is offered five year, fixed-interest rate loans through the Building Communities Loan Fund of $250,000. Additionally, the Energy Alliance has developed GC-PACE, a commercial financing tool that enables buildings owners to finance their energy upgrades through voluntary property assessments deploying low-interest extended-term capital from the bond market. The Energy Alliance and its partners are actively evaluating additional market-based financing solutions.

Holzhauser, Andy; Jones, Chris; Faust, Jeremy; Meyer, Chris; Van Divender, Lisa

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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New Funding Alternatives, Sources and Strategies To Create High-Performing, Energy Efficient Buildings  

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MM ? 10 year contract term ? $5 per square foot of hard cost invested for improvements ? $1 per square foot in energy savings created on average Distributed Energy Generation Systems (DEGS) ? Characteristics ? Small scale power generation... Lease Purchase Agreements ? Enables you to acquire essential-use assets, including energy efficiency retrofits and upgrades. ? A tax-exempt municipal lease, the government entity MAY have a ?non appropriation of funds? clause in the agreement...

Flores, M.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compiling and Managing Concurrent Objects for Efficient Execution on High-Performance MPPs  

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High-performance parallel computing on massively parallel processors (MPPs) is one of the most important topics in computer science today. For application-level programming, although most numerical application...

Satoshi Matsuoka; Masahiro Yasugi…

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Tradeoff between Efficiency and Melting for a High-Performance Electromagnetic Rail Gun  

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We estimate the temperature distribution in the rails of an electromagnetic rail gun (EMG) due to the confinement of the current in a narrow surface layer resulting from the skin effect. In order to obtain analytic results, we assume a simple geometry for the rails, an electromagnetic skin effect boundary edge that propagates with the accelerating armature, and a current carrying channel controlled by magnetic field diffusion into the rails. We compute the temperature distribution in the rails at the time that the armature leaves the rails. For the range of exit velocities, from 1500 m/s to 5000 m/s, we find the highest temperatures are near the gun breech. After a single gun firing, the temperature reaches the melting temperature of the metal rails in a layer of finite thickness near the surface of the rails, for rails made of copper or tantalum. We plot the thickness of the melt layer as a function of position along the rails. In all cases, the thickness of the melt layer increases with gun velocity, making damage to the gun rails more likely at higher velocity. We also calculate the efficiency of the EMG as a function of gun velocity and find that the efficiency increases with increasing velocity, but only if the length of the gun is sufficiently long. The thickness of the melted layer also decreases with increasing rail length. Therefore, there is a tradeoff: for rails of sufficient length, the gun efficiency increases with increasing velocity but the melted layer thickness in the rails also increases.

William C. McCorkle; Thomas B. Bahder

2008-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

106

Use of non evaporable getter pumps to ensure long term performances of high quantum efficiency photocathodes  

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High quantum efficiency photocathodes are routinely used as laser triggered emitters in the advanced high brightness electron sources based on radio frequency guns. The sensitivity of “semiconductor” type photocathodes to vacuum levels and gas composition requires special care during preparation and handling. This paper will discuss the results obtained using a novel pumping approach based on coupling a 20?l s{sup ?1} sputter ion getter pump with a CapaciTorr® D100 non evaporable getter (NEG) pump. A pressure of 8?10{sup ?8}?Pa was achieved using only a sputter ion pump after a 6?day bake-out. With the addition of a NEG pump, a pressure of 2?10{sup ?9}?Pa was achieved after a 2?day bake-out. These pressure values were maintained without power due to the ability of the NEG to pump gases by chemical reaction. Long term monitoring of cathodes quantum efficiencies was also carried out at different photon wavelengths for more than two years, showing no degradation of the photoemissive film properties.

Sertore, Daniele, E-mail: daniele.sertore@mi.infn.it; Michelato, Paolo; Monaco, Laura [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Sez. Milano – LASA, Via Fratelli Cervi 201, I-20090 Segrate (Italy); Manini, Paolo; Siviero, Fabrizio [SAES Getters S.p.A., Viale Italia 77, 20020 Lainate (Italy)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A HIGH PERFORMANCE AND LOW ENERGY INTRA PREDICTION HARDWARE FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY VIDEO CODING  

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for reducing amount of computations performed by HEVC intra prediction algorithm, and therefore reducing energy propose using data reuse technique for HEVC intra prediction algorithm. The simulation results obtained equality based computation reduction (PECR) technique for HEVC intra prediction algorithm. The simulation

Hamzaoglu, Ilker

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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

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Performance Verification of Production-Scalable Energy-Efficient Solutions: Winchester/Camberley Homes Mixed-Humid Climate  

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Winchester/Camberley Homes with the Building America program and its NAHB Research Center Industry Partnership collaborated to develop a new set of high performance home designs that could be applicable on a production scale. The new home designs are to be constructed in the mixed humid climate zone four and could eventually apply to all of the builder's home designs to meet or exceed future energy codes or performance-based programs. However, the builder recognized that the combination of new wall framing designs and materials, higher levels of insulation in the wall cavity, and more detailed air sealing to achieve lower infiltration rates changes the moisture characteristics of the wall system. In order to ensure long term durability and repeatable successful implementation with few call-backs, this report demonstrates through measured data that the wall system functions as a dynamic system, responding to changing interior and outdoor environmental conditions within recognized limits of the materials that make up the wall system. A similar investigation was made with respect to the complete redesign of the heating, cooling, air distribution, and ventilation systems intended to optimize the equipment size and configuration to significantly improve efficiency while maintaining indoor comfort. Recognizing the need to demonstrate the benefits of these efficiency features, the builder offered a new house model to serve as a test case to develop framing designs, evaluate material selections and installation requirements, changes to work scopes and contractor learning curves, as well as to compare theoretical performance characteristics with measured results.

Mallay, D.; Wiehagen, J.

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of Heat Pump Water Heaters: Initial Findings of Draw Profile Effect on HPWH Efficiency  

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Performance of Heat Pump Water Heaters Performance of Heat Pump Water Heaters © 2011 Steven Winter Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. © 2011 Steven Winter Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. Evaluation Overview  2000-2002 Evaluated 20 installations with CL&P  Product had problems; not ready for prime time (average COPs of 1.67 was not the problem)  New batch of heaters available, including:  GE's GeoSpring Hybrid (50 gal)  A.O.Smith's Voltex Hybrid (60 & 80 gal)  Stiebel-Eltron's Accelera 300 (80 gal)  Evaluating 14 installations for National Grid, NSTAR, & Cape Light Compact. © 2011 Steven Winter Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. © 2011 Steven Winter Associates, Inc. All rights reserved.

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European Union Energy Performance of Building Directive and the Impact of Building Automation on Energy Efficiency  

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consumption. The European Union's 2002 Energy Performance of Buildings Directive takes this fact into account and formulates savings goals. A resulting European standard, and uniform certification, applicable throughout Europe, form the foundation since... to standardized utilization of the building?. The energy consumers concerned are heating, water heating, cooling, ventilating and lighting; also included is the auxiliary electric power require to operate these systems. One of the basic requirements of the EPBD...

Wirth, U.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Investments in Public Facilities - Developing a Pilot Mechanism for Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) in Russia  

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: Russian public sector buildings tend to be very inefficient, which creates vast opportunities for savings. This report overviews the latest developments in the Russian legislation related to energy efficiency in the public sector, describes the major challenges the regulations pose, and proposes ways to overcome these challenges. Given Russia’s limited experience with energy performance contracts (EPCs), a pilot project can help test an implementation mechanism. This paper discusses how EPCs and other mechanisms can help harness energy savings opportunities in Russia in general, and thus, can be applicable to any Russian region.

Evans, Meredydd; Roshchanka, Volha; Parker, Steven A.; Baranovskiy, Aleksandr

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing rotational acceleration curves for minimum energy use in electric  

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Optimizing rotational acceleration curves for minimum energy use in electric motors. 12/15/06 Fall the optimal efficiency of a motor for any input values of motor constants, distance, or time. In every of the inspiration to find which rotational acceleration curve for the used motors would be most efficient. We really

Ruina, Andy L.

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Localized Minimum-Energy Broadcasting for Wireless Multihop Networks  

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tree. We then observe that, for very dense networks, it is more energy-efficient to reach more than oneLocalized Minimum-Energy Broadcasting for Wireless Multihop Networks with Directional Antennas, and Carmen M. Yago Abstract--There are a number of proposals to achieve energy-efficient broadcasting

Stojmenovic, Ivan

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Minimum-Hot-Spot Query Trees for Wireless Sensor Networks  

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an energy- efficient query routing tree. (a) Energy harvesting for battery- less nodes for the (b) Voltree to the querying node. Energy-efficient query routing trees are needed in a plethora of systems such as PeopleMinimum-Hot-Spot Query Trees for Wireless Sensor Networks Georgios Chatzimilioudis Dept

Zeinalipour, Demetris

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An efficient flooding algorithm for improving network performance in optical WDM networks  

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In any networking environment, network and resource information has to be maintained periodically for re-routing the traffic. Especially in fault tolerant optical networks, after the faults are detected and recovered, the network topology changes have to be constantly configured for correct light path decisions to be made. In order to maintain correct routing tables and also to prevent blocking of forthcoming calls by the failed connection, the flooding messages have been broadcast to all nodes. When every node in the network floods the messages, problems arise of excessive redundancy of messages, resource contention and signal collision. This causes high protocol overhead and interference with the existing traffic in the networks. In this paper, lazy flooding algorithm is analysed and simulated by comparing the performance of all-flooding method and threshold flooding. Here, instead of flooding for each channel status update, such as to be changed from available to occupy or vice versa, we hold the process of update till it reaches certain points. The simulation results shows that the proposed flooding method achieves reduced blocking probability with increased throughput thereby increasing the scalability of the network.

M. Arunachalam; V. Rajamani

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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

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Optical properties across the solar spectrum and indoor thermal performance of cool white coatings for building energy efficiency  

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Abstract Two single-layer, waterborne cool white coatings for building envelopes were recently developed for use in improving building energy efficiency. After the coatings were manufactured, their optical properties over the solar spectrum and their indoor temperature reduction effect were systematically investigated using appropriate tools, and the advantages/disadvantages of single layer cool white coatings over multilayer ones were discussed in detail. The preparation process enables these two coatings to integrate multiple cooling principles and thereby exhibit high solar heat reflectance and good indoor temperature reduction. The predicted industrial limit of solar heat reflectance for practical reflective cool white coatings is 0.91. Use of cool white coatings significantly reduces radiant heat flux. The temperature reduction effects evaluated by a self-developed device cannot describe adequately the indoor cooling performance of cool coatings.

Zhongnan Song; Weidong Zhang; Yunxing Shi; Jianrong Song; Jian Qu; Jie Qin; Tao Zhang; Yanwen Li; Hongqiang Zhang; Rongpu Zhang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Minimum Gas Service Standards (Ohio)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Natural gas companies in Ohio are required to follow the Minimum Gas Service Standards, which are set and enforced by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. These rules are found in chapter 4901...

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An efficient algorithm for minimumweight bibranching  

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that the following algorithm finds a minimum car­ dinality bibranching in a digraph: determine a minimum edge cover]. Presently, an O(m+n log n)­algorithm is known (cf. [5]). The minimum­weight edge cover problem canAn efficient algorithm for minimum­weight bibranching J. Keijsper and R. Pendavingh Faculteit der

Keijsper, Judith

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Life-cycle cost analysis of energy efficiency design options for residential furnaces and boilers  

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energy conservation standard in terms of the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) descriptor at a minimum

Lutz, James; Lekov, Alex; Whitehead, Camilla Dunham; Chan, Peter; Meyers, Steve; McMahon, James

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance and Loss Analyses of High-Efficiency CBD-ZnS/Cu(In1-xGax)Se2 Thin-Film Solar Cells  

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1 Performance and Loss Analyses of High-Efficiency CBD-ZnS/Cu(In1-xGax)Se2 Thin-Film Solar Cells, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 157-8572, Japan (Received ) KEYWORDS: ZnS buffer, Cu(In,Ga)Se2, thin-film solar cells alternative to CdS in polycrystalline thin-film Cu(In1-xGax)Se2 (CIGS) solar cells. Cells with efficiency

Sites, James R.

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Office of Legacy Management: A High Performing Organization Effectively and Efficiently Managing the Department of Energy's Legacy Responsibilities  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) is a designated high performing organization (HPO) that currently manages about 80 legacy sites across the country. LM achieved its HPO status through efforts that included reducing federal staffing levels by staff reassignment rather than reduction in force, reassigning federal staff to locations closer to the sites for which they are responsible, maintaining a higher-than-average diversity level, and reducing program direction requirements. The HPO achievement will save taxpayers about $15 million over 5 years; at the same time, LM will increase its program responsibilities and its efficiency of operations. The increased program responsibilities include managing over 100,000 cubic feet of physical records and 6 tera-bytes of electronic information, managing contractor pension plans and other long-term benefits, monitoring formerly contaminated sites to verify that remediation continues to be protective of human health and the environment, accepting new sites as they transfer into LM, and effecting the transfer or beneficial reuse of sites that no longer support an ongoing DOE mission. By the end of fiscal year 2008, LM will manage about 60,000 acres of federal property. (authors)

Owen, M.; Carter, T. [National Stakeholder Relations, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management, Washington, DC (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An On-demand Minimum Energy Routing Protocol for a Wireless Ad Hoc Network  

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An On-demand Minimum Energy Routing Protocol for a Wireless Ad Hoc Network Sheetalkumar Doshi the necessary features of an on-demand minimum energy routing protocol and suggests mechanisms the performance of an on-demand minimum energy routing protocol in terms of energy savings with an existing on

Brown, Timothy X.

126

Minimum Power Configuration for Wireless Communication in Sensor Networks  

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conserve more energy than exist- ing minimum power routing and topology control protocols. Furthermore configuration, ad hoc net- works, energy efficiency, wireless communications Part of this article was published aggressively conserve energy in order to operate for extensive periods without wired power sources. Since

127

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

128

Asynchronous and Multiprecision Linear Solvers - Scalable and Fault-Tolerant Numerics for Energy Efficient High Performance Computing.  

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??Asynchronous methods minimize idle times by removing synchronization barriers, and therefore allow the efficient usage of computer systems. The implied high tolerance with respect to… (more)

Anzt, Hartwig

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Minimum Bias Triggers at ATLAS, LHC  

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In the first phase of LHC data-taking ATLAS will measure the charged-particle density at the initial center-of-mass energy of 10 TeV and then at 14 TeV. This will allow us improve our knowledge of soft QCD models and pin-down cross-sections of different classes of inelastic collisions at LHC energies. In particular, the dominant non-diffractive interaction is a key process to understanding QCD backgrounds when we reach higher luminosities. We highlight two minimum-bias triggers, sensitive to particles in complementary ranges in pseudo-rapidity, one based on signals from the Inner Detector, the other explicitly designed to trigger on inelastic processes. Studies of their trigger efficiencies as well as possible trigger biases are presented.

Regina Kwee

2008-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

130

Proc. 27th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC), Dec. 2008. Distributed Energy-Efficient Scheduling for Data-Intensive Applications with  

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. 2008. 1 Distributed Energy-Efficient Scheduling for Data-Intensive Applications with Deadline the performance of data-intensive applications on data grids, a large number of data replicas inevitably increase energy dissipation in storage resources on the data grids. In order to implement a data grid with high

Qin, Xiao

131

Performance of Ultra High Efficiency Thin Germanium P-N Junction Solar Cells Intended for Solar Thermophotovoltaic Application  

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The theoretical upper limit conversion efficiency as a function of cell thickness and ... is calculated for a germanium p-n junction solar cell intended for solar thermophotovoltaic energy conversion which incorp...

E. S. Vera; J. J. Loferski; M. Spitzer…

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Appliance Efficiency Standards and Price Discrimination  

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2: Definition of Energy Efficiency-Based Market Segments/Minimum & ENERGY STAR Standards Market Segment Descriptiondrops. The markets for large energy consuming appliances are

Spurlock, Cecily Anna

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Designating Efficiency Levels for Product Categories | Department...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

FEMP's guiding principles, FEMP collects and analyzes market data to identify and set a minimum energy efficiency requirement for federal acquisition that will differentiate...

134

Video summarization via minimum sparse reconstruction  

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Abstract The rapid growth of video data demands both effective and efficient video summarization methods so that users are empowered to quickly browse and comprehend a large amount of video content. In this paper, we formulate the video summarization task with a novel minimum sparse reconstruction (MSR) problem. That is, the original video sequence can be best reconstructed with as few selected keyframes as possible. Different from the recently proposed convex relaxation based sparse dictionary selection method, our proposed method utilizes the true sparse constraint L0 norm, instead of the relaxed constraint L 2 , 1 norm, such that keyframes are directly selected as a sparse dictionary that can well reconstruct all the video frames. An on-line version is further developed owing to the real-time efficiency of the proposed MSR principle. In addition, a percentage of reconstruction (POR) criterion is proposed to intuitively guide users in obtaining a summary with an appropriate length. Experimental results on two benchmark datasets with various types of videos demonstrate that the proposed methods outperform the state of the art.

Shaohui Mei; Genliang Guan; Zhiyong Wang; Shuai Wan; Mingyi He; David Dagan Feng

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

HEAT Loan Minimum Standards and Requirements  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presents additional resources on loan standards and requirements from Elise Avers' presentation on HEAT Loan Minimum Standards and Requirements.

136

Energy Consumption of Minimum Energy Coding in  

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Energy Consumption of Minimum Energy Coding in CDMA Wireless Sensor Networks Benigno Zurita Ares://www.ee.kth.se/control Abstract. A theoretical framework is proposed for accurate perfor- mance analysis of minimum energy coding energy consumption is analyzed for two coding schemes proposed in the literature: Minimum Energy coding

Johansson, Karl Henrik

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Green HPC : a system design approach to energy-efficient datacenters ; Green High Performance Computing : a system design approach to energy-efficient datacenters ; System design approach to energy-efficient data centers .  

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??Green HPC is the new standard for High Performance Computing (HPC). This has now become the primary interest among HPC researchers because of a renewed… (more)

Keville, Kurt (Kurt Lawrence)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Performance House: A Cold Climate Challenge Home, Old Greenwich, Connecticut (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Efficient Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)  

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

The Performance House: The Performance House: A Cold Climate Challenge Home Old Greenwich, Connecticut PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Performance House Location: Old Greenwich, CT Partners: Preferred Builders Inc. www.preferredbuilders.biz Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings www.carb-swa.com Size: 2,700 ft 2 plus basement Year Completed: 2012 Climate Zone: Cold PERFORMANCE DATA Source Energy Savings: 30.9% HERS Index: 43 (20 with PV) Projected Annual Utility Costs: $2,508; $795 with PV Incremental Cost of Energy Efficiency Measures: $47,337 (excluding PV) Savings-to-Investment Ratio (over 15 years): * Solution Package (SP) = 0.29 * SP with Incentives = 0.34 * SP with Solar = 0.52 * SP with Solar & Incentives = 0.82 By working with builder partners on test homes, researchers from the U.S.

139

Energy Efficient Radio Resource  

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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

140

1G/10G-EPON Compliant Scheme Combining ONU Energy Efficiency with QoS Performance  

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We propose a hybrid fixed/dynamic downstream scheduling scheme for 1G-EPON and 10G-EPON which enables ONU sleep mode operation for more than 90% of the time, at minor delay performance...

Kanonakis, Konstantinos; Zhang, Jingjing; Cvijetic, Neda; Tomkos, Ioannis; Wang, Ting

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Reducing Transaction Costs for Energy Efficiency Investments and Analysis of Economic Risk Associated With Building Performance Uncertainties: Small Buildings and Small Portfolios Program  

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The small buildings and small portfolios (SBSP) sector face a number of barriers that inhibit SBSP owners from adopting energy efficiency solutions. This pilot project focused on overcoming two of the largest barriers to financing energy efficiency in small buildings: disproportionately high transaction costs and unknown or unacceptable risk. Solutions to these barriers can often be at odds, because inexpensive turnkey solutions are often not sufficiently tailored to the unique circumstances of each building, reducing confidence that the expected energy savings will be achieved. To address these barriers, NREL worked with two innovative, forward-thinking lead partners, Michigan Saves and Energi, to develop technical solutions that provide a quick and easy process to encourage energy efficiency investments while managing risk. The pilot project was broken into two stages: the first stage focused on reducing transaction costs, and the second stage focused on reducing performance risk. In the first stage, NREL worked with the non-profit organization, Michigan Saves, to analyze the effects of 8 energy efficiency measures (EEMs) on 81 different baseline small office building models in Holland, Michigan (climate zone 5A). The results of this analysis (totaling over 30,000 cases) are summarized in a simple spreadsheet tool that enables users to easily sort through the results and find appropriate small office EEM packages that meet a particular energy savings threshold and are likely to be cost-effective.

Langner, R.; Hendron, B.; Bonnema, E.

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptation and policy-based resource allocation for efficient bulk data transfers in high performance computing environments  

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Many science applications increasingly make use of data-intensive methods that require bulk data movement such as staging of large datasets in preparation for analysis on shared computational resources, remote access to large data sets, and data dissemination. ... Keywords: bulk data transfer, performance-based adaptation, policy-based resource allocation, resource constrained, throughput

Ann L. Chervenak, Alex Sim, Junmin Gu, Robert E. Schuler, Nandan Hirpathak

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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can significantly improve the performance of colour-conversion In addition to applications as efficient colour converters, nano-  

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that the `energy- transfer pumping' scheme studied here provides carrier inflow that can in principle compete. The latter value is comparable to the carrier inflow rate provided by energy transfer from the quantum wellcan significantly improve the performance of colour-conversion devices. In addition to applications

Pierrehumbert, Raymond

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Rebuilding It Better: Greensburg, Kansas, High Performance Buildings Meeting Energy Savings Goals (Brochure) (Revised), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)  

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On May 4, 2007, a massive tornado destroyed or severely damaged 95% On May 4, 2007, a massive tornado destroyed or severely damaged 95% of Greensburg, Kansas. Since then, city and community leaders have been committed to rebuilding the town as a model sustainable community. Experts from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) worked with city leaders, business owners, and residents to identify ways to incorporate energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies into the new buildings. The town showcases energy-saving best practices that can be replicated not only in other communi- ties recovering from disaster, but any location focused on sustainability. The Town of Greensburg Founded in 1886, Greensburg had a population of approximately 1,400 people prior to the tornado, and relied on the agricultural, oil, and gas industries to

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Rebuilding It Better: Greensburg, Kansas, High Performance Buildings Meeting Energy Savings Goals (Brochure) (Revised), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)  

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On May 4, 2007, a massive tornado destroyed or severely damaged 95% On May 4, 2007, a massive tornado destroyed or severely damaged 95% of Greensburg, Kansas. Since then, city and community leaders have been committed to rebuilding the town as a model sustainable community. Experts from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) worked with city leaders, business owners, and residents to identify ways to incorporate energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies into the new buildings. The town showcases energy-saving best practices that can be replicated not only in other communi- ties recovering from disaster, but any location focused on sustainability. The Town of Greensburg Founded in 1886, Greensburg had a population of approximately 1,400 people prior to the tornado, and relied on the agricultural, oil, and gas industries to

146

PDSF Performance and Optimization  

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Optimization Performance and Optimization Running Jobs Efficiently This page defines job efficiency and how to measure the efficiency of your jobs. Read More PDSF IO Monitoring...

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Effect of Mg ionization efficiency on performance of Npn AlGaN/GaN heterojunction bipolar transistors  

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A drift-diffusion transport model has been used to examine the performance capabilities of AlGaN/GaN Npn heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs). The Gummel plot from the first GaN-based HBT structure recently demonstrated is adjusted with simulation by using experimental mobility and lifetime reported in the literature. Numerical results have been explored to study the effect of the p-type Mg doping and its incomplete ionization in the base. The high base resistance induced by the deep acceptor level is found to be the cause of limiting current gain values. Increasing the operating temperature of the device activates more carriers in the base. An improvement of the simulated current gain by a factor of 2 to 4 between 25 and 300 C agrees well with the reported experimental results. A preliminary analysis of high frequency characteristics indicates substantial progress of predicted rf performances by operating the device at higher temperature due to a reduced extrinsic base resistivity.

MONIER,C.; PEARTON,S.J.; CHANG,PING-CHIH; BACA,ALBERT G.

2000-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Tommy Williams Homes Initial Performance of Two Zero Energy Homes, Gainesville, Florida  

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Description Description These high-performance homes in northern Florida are two that have achieved Home Energy Rating System (HERS) ratings of less than zero since Building America (BA) builders started building them in 2010. The homes (TW1 and TW2) were built in the Gainesville area by Tommy Williams Homes (TW), with technical assistance from Florida H.E.R.O. and energy-efficient home design input provided by Energy Smart Home Plans. The homes are being metered by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) as part of BA efforts to collect data that characterize the performance of the homes and verify that the solar photovoltaic (PV) system used in their design produces more energy than these all-electric homes require, as the HERS rating of <0 implies.

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Energy-Efficiency Labels and Standards: A Guidebook for Appliances, Equipment, and Lighting - 2nd Edition  

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minimum efficiency standards, initiated in 1989, was strengthened by the Energy Conservation Law in 1997, which put end- use energy efficiency and standards

Wiel, Stephen; McMahon, James E.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENTRY LOBBY ENERGY EFFICIENCY  

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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

151

Credible Research Designs for Minimum Wage Studies  

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adjusted Current Employment Statistics data from BLS. TheBureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment and Earnings Reports.and Statistics 92, 4: 945-64. [27] _________2013. “Minimum Wage Shocks, Employment

Allegretto, Sylvia; Dube, Arindrajit; Reich, Michael; Zipperer, Ben

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Microbial oceanography of anoxic oxygen minimum zones  

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Vast expanses of oxygen-deficient and nitrite-rich water define the major oxygen minimum zones (OMZs) of the global ocean. They support diverse microbial communities that influence the nitrogen economy of the oceans, ...

Ulloa, Osvaldo

153

Minimum rank of graphs that allow loops.  

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??The traditional "minimum rank problem" for simple graphs associates a set of symmetric matrices, the zero-nonzero pattern of whose off-diagonal entries are described by the… (more)

Mikkelson, Rana C.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Efficient Schools  

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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

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Subsidiary minimum principles for scattering parameters  

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We denote as a "primary minimum principle" one in which a quantity B of physical interest is represented as the minimum value with respect to variations in a trial function ?t of a functional F(?t); F then provides a variational upper bound on B. (The Rayleigh-Ritz principle for the ground-state energy of a system is a familiar example.) If F is quadratic in ?t, the variational property of F enables one to determine the linear parameters relatively easily, but the minimum property is required if the nonlinear parameters are to be determined in a way which allows for systematic improvement of ?t. We show here that for a wide class of problems for which primary minimum principles do not exist, useful and rigorous secondary or "subsidiary minimum principles" are available. That is, we construct a functional F?(?t) whose minimum value is reached for ?t equal to some function ? of dynamical interest. (The Rayleigh-Ritz method provides a subsidiary minimum principle for the approximate determination of the ground-state wave function of a system.) If B=B(?), then a study of F?(?t) provides a powerful tool for the estimation of ? and therefore B, though B(?t) is not normally a variational bound on B(?). Subsidiary minimum principles have recently been obtained for the approximation of the auxiliary functions that appear in the variational principle for the matrix element (?n, W?m), where ?n and ?m are bound-state wave functions and W is an arbitrary operator. Here we extend the method to the estimation of matrix elements of the Green's function g(?) of a bound system with ? below the continuum threshold energy. The response of the system to an external perturbation can be represented by matrix elements of this type. While no new results on the bound-state problem are obtained, our formulation is a convenient starting point for the further extension of the method to continuum problems. The new result obtained here is the derivation of a subsidiary minimum principle for the problem of scattering of a projectile by a target whose bound-state wave function is only imprecisely known. The subsidiary minimum principle allows for systematic improvement of the closed-channel component of the trial scattering wave function that appears in a Kohn-type variational calculation of the scattering amplitude.

Leonard Rosenberg and Larry Spruch

1974-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Appliance Efficiency Standards  

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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,

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CEPC design performance considerations  

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In this paper I will commend on the early CEPC design as of October 2014. In particular I will comment on the choice of circumference, minimum and maximum energy, number of collision points and target luminosity. I will finish with suggestions to increase performance with minimum incremental cost.

Koratzinos, M

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE CYBER SECURITY EBK: MINIMUM CORE COMPETENCY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS...  

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DOE CYBER SECURITY EBK: MINIMUM CORE COMPETENCY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS DOE CYBER SECURITY EBK: MINIMUM CORE COMPETENCY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS DOE CYBER SECURITY EBK: CORE COMPETENCY...

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Minimum Energy Diagrams for Multieffect Distillation Arrangements  

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and the energy use from this process accounts for an estimated 3% of the world energy consumption.1 With rising on the overall plant energy consumption. The use of heat integration combined with complex config- urations distillation ar- rangements. An easy form of comparison for energy consumption is the minimum vapor flow rate

Skogestad, Sigurd

160

Minimum variance beamforming with soft response constraints  

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Soft constraints on the beamformer response to the signal are examined in the context of minimum variance beamforming. A quadratic constraint on the beamformer weights is used to control the mean-squared error between a desired response and the actual ...

B.D. van Veen

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Learning Minimum Volume Sets Clayton Scott  

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Learning Minimum Volume Sets Clayton Scott Statistics Department Rice University Houston, TX 77005 herein are primarily of theoretical interest, although they may be implemented e#eciently for certain measure based on S: # P (G) = (1/n) # n i=1 I(X i # G). Here I(·) is the indicator function. Set µ

Scott, Clayton

162

Cost Optimal Energy Performance  

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EPBD recast requires Member States (MS) to ensure that minimum energy performance requirements of buildings are set with a view to achieving cost optimal levels using a comparative methodology framework...1]. Cost

Jarek Kurnitski

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Device Sizing for Minimum Energy Operation in Subthreshold Circuits Benton H. Calhoun, Alice Wang, and Anantha Chandrakasan  

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for Minimum Energy Sizing influences the energy consumption of a circuit in two primary ways. First, sizing have low energy as the primary concern instead of performance. Minimum energy operation for low directly affects energy consumption by changing switched capacitance and leakage current. Sec- ondly

Calhoun, Benton H.

164

A study on the locality behavior of minimum spanning tree algorithms  

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Locality behavior study is crucial for achieving good performance for irregular problems. Graph algorithms with large, sparse inputs, for example, oftentimes achieve only a tiny fraction of the potential peak performance on current architectures. Compared ... Keywords: graph algorithm, memory locality, minimum spanning tree

Guojing Cong; Simone Sbaraglia

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast Algorithms for the Minimum Volume Estimator  

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Abstract: The MVE estimator is an important tool in robust regression and outlier detection in statistics. We develop fast and efficient algorithms for the MVE ...

S D Ahipasaoglu

166

Pushing Boundaries on Performance & Design: the ClimateMaster...  

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heating in residential applications versus new minimum efficiency (SEER 13) air-source heat pumps and electric resistance storage water heaters. The Trilogy series also became...

167

Buildings Performance Database Overview  

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Buildings Performance Database Overview, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

168

The minimum jet power and equipartition  

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We derive the minimum power of jets and their magnetic field strength based on their observed non-thermal synchrotron emission. The correct form of this method takes into account both the internal energy in the jet and the ion rest-mass energy associated with the bulk motion. The latter was neglected in a number of papers, which instead adopted the well-known energy-content minimization method. That method was developed for static sources, for which there is no bulk-motion component of the energy. In the case of electron power-law spectra with index >2 in ion-electron jets, the rest-mass component dominates. The minimization method for the jet power taking it into account was considered in some other work, but only based on either an assumption of a constant total synchrotron flux or a fixed range of the Lorentz factors. Instead, we base our method on an observed optically-thin synchrotron spectrum. We find the minimum jet power is independent of its radius when the rest-mass power dominates, which becomes th...

Zdziarski, Andrzej A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

International Comparison of Energy Efficiency Criteria and Test Procedures  

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International Comparison of Energy Efficiency Criteria and Test Procedures International Comparison of Energy Efficiency Criteria and Test Procedures in Standards and Labeling Programs for Computer Monitors and Commercial Gas Stoves Title International Comparison of Energy Efficiency Criteria and Test Procedures in Standards and Labeling Programs for Computer Monitors and Commercial Gas Stoves Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-6506E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Khanna, Nina, Nan Zhou, David Fridley, and John Romankiewicz Date Published 12/2013 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Keywords Standards and labeling Abstract This report presents a technical review and comparative analysis of existing and/or proposed international mandatory energy performance standards, and voluntary and mandatory energy efficiency labels and test procedures for two products - computer monitors and commercial gas stoves - being considered for revised and new minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) in China. An overview of the scope of international programs, energy efficiency and other energy-related requirements, description and detailed summary table of criteria and procedures in major test standards are presented. In addition, an estimation of potential energy savings if China were to adopt revised MEPS comparable to international levels is provided for computer monitors. A proposed methodology for estimating potential energy savings based on the European Union experience is provided for commercial gas stoves in the absence of available sales or energy consumption data.

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Minimum variance control of organic Rankine cycle based waste heat recovery  

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Abstract In this paper, an online self-tuning generalized minimum variance (GMV) controller is proposed for a 100 KW waste heat recovery system with organic Rankine cycle (ORC). The ORC process model is formulated by the controlled autoregressive moving average (CARMA) model whose parameters are identified using the recursive least squares (RLS) algorithm with forgetting factor. The generalized minimum variance algorithm is applied to regulate ORC based waste heat recovery system. The contributions of this work are twofold: (1) the proposed control strategy is formulated under the data-driven framework, which does not need the precise mathematic model; (2) this proposed method is applied to handle tracking set-point variations and process disturbances by improved minimum objective GMV function. The performance of GMV controller is compared with the PID controller. The simulation results show that the proposed strategy can achieve satisfactory set-point tracking and disturbance rejection performance.

Guolian Hou; Shanshan Bi; Mingming Lin; Jianhua Zhang; Jinliang Xu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Energy-Efficient Demand Provisioning in the Cloud  

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In this paper, we propose optimized provisioning models to guarantee minimum energy consumption of Internet and cloud services where high performance data centers are located at the...

Kantarci, Burak; Mouftah, Hussein T

172

Energy Efficient Technologies  

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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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Minimum Cost Operation Mode and Minimum Loss Operation Mode of Power System – Operation Mode Selection Based on Voltage Stability  

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Two formulae – an optimal P-Q generation formula for minimum system cost and an optimal MW allocation formula for minimum system loss – are described in this paper. The author defines two kinds of power system operation

Sang-Joong Lee

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Electric motor systems in developing countries: Opportunities for efficiency improvement  

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This report presents an overview of the current status and efficiency improvement potential of industrial motor systems in developing countries. Better management of electric motor systems is of particular relevance in developing countries, where improved efficiency can lead to increased productivity and slower growth in electricity demand. Motor systems currently consume some 65--80% of the industrial electricity in developing countries. Drawing on studies from Thailand, India, Brazil, China, Pakistan, and Costa Rica, we describe potential efficiency gains in various parts of the motor system, from the electricity delivery system through the motor to the point where useful work is performed. We report evidence of a significant electricity conservation potential. Most of the efficiency improvement methods we examine are very cost-effective from a societal viewpoint, but are generally not implemented due to various barriers that deter their adoption. Drawing on experiences in North America, we discuss a range of policies to overcome these barriers, including education, training, minimum efficiency standards, motor efficiency testing protocols, technical assistance programs, and financial incentives.

Meyers, S.; Monahan, P.; Lewis, P.; Greenberg, S. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); Nadel, S. [American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Washington, DC (United States)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ESPC 2.0: How New Twists on Energy Savings Performance Contracting are Improving Energy Efficiency in U.S. Buildings  

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Join Better Buildings Challenge Partners and Allies to learn how Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) is moving beyond the traditional education and hospital sector markets.

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Phase behavior and minimum miscibility pressure for nitrogen miscible displacement  

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Nitrogen (N/sub 2/) has been successfully used as a displacing gas for light oil recovery. The information of the minimum miscibility pressure (MMP) and phase behavior for N/sub 2/ with light oils is important for the screening of this oil recovery method. Phase behavior studies were performed on N/sub 2/-hydrocarbon mixtures at high pressure (above 4,000 psia) to help interpret the results of the slim tube experiments. Synthetic oil systems of methane + n-butane (nC/sub 4/) + n-decane (nC/sub 10/) were studied to determine the approximate phase behavior of crude oil with nitrogen and to investigate the effect of the presence of methane (C/sub 1/) on phase behavior and the MMP of N/sub 2/. The resulting phase diagram shows that methane can lower the miscibility pressure of nitrogen.

Chung, F.T.H.; Llave, F.M.; Louvier, R.W.; Hudgins, D.A.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploiting Schedule Slacks for RateOptimal PowerMinimum Software Pipelining #  

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­engineered compiler on Wattch power simulator, we observe that our approach can reduce dynamic energy consumptionExploiting Schedule Slacks for Rate­Optimal Power­Minimum Software Pipelining # Hongbo Yang + R systems de­ mand new compiler techniques geared toward both high performance and low power. Software

Gao, Guang R.

178

International Energy-Efficiency Standards  

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5 5 International Energy-Efficiency Standards Two cost-effective approaches to reducing energy use in buildings are minimum energy standards for appliances and incorporating energy-efficiency principles in building codes. More than two dozen nations already have adopted, will soon adopt, or are considering the adoption of energy-efficiency standards and codes. The Environmental Energy Technologies Division has pooled its resources in the field of energy-efficiency standards with its international activities to create the International Building and Appliance Standards team. The IBAS team convenes regularly to discuss progress in existing international standards activities as well as to identify possible new Berkeley Lab opportunities to support efficiency standards the world over.

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Data Center Energy Efficiency Measurement Assesment Kit Guide...  

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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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efficiency | OpenEI  

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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  

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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

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Minimum mass of moderator required for criticality of homogeneous low-enriched uranium systems  

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A parametric calculational analysis has been performed in order to estimate the minimum mass of moderator required for criticality of homogeneous low-enriched uranium systems. The analysis was performed using a version of the SCALE-4.0 code system and the 27-group ENDF/B-IV cross-section library. Water-moderated uranyl fluoride (UO[sub 2]F[sub 2] and H[sub 2]O) and hydrofluoric-acid-moderated uranium hexaflouride (UF[sub 6] and HF) systems were considered in the analysis over enrichments of 1.4 to 5 wt % [sup 235]U. Estimates of the minimum critical volume, minimum critical mass of uranium, and the minimum mass of moderator required for criticality are presented. There was significant disagreement between the values generated in this study when compared with a similar undocumented study performed in 1983 using ANISN and the Knight-modified Hansen-Roach cross sections. An investigation into the cause of the disagreement was made, and the results are presented.

Jordan, W.C.; Turner, J.C.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Minimum mass of moderator required for criticality of homogeneous low-enriched uranium systems  

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A parametric calculational analysis has been performed in order to estimate the minimum mass of moderator required for criticality of homogeneous low-enriched uranium systems. The analysis was performed using a version of the SCALE-4.0 code system and the 27-group ENDF/B-IV cross-section library. Water-moderated uranyl fluoride (UO{sub 2}F{sub 2} and H{sub 2}O) and hydrofluoric-acid-moderated uranium hexaflouride (UF{sub 6} and HF) systems were considered in the analysis over enrichments of 1.4 to 5 wt % {sup 235}U. Estimates of the minimum critical volume, minimum critical mass of uranium, and the minimum mass of moderator required for criticality are presented. There was significant disagreement between the values generated in this study when compared with a similar undocumented study performed in 1983 using ANISN and the Knight-modified Hansen-Roach cross sections. An investigation into the cause of the disagreement was made, and the results are presented.

Jordan, W.C.; Turner, J.C.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

On the Energy Efficiency of Orthogonal Signaling Mustafa Cenk Gursoy  

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On the Energy Efficiency of Orthogonal Signaling Mustafa Cenk Gursoy Department of Electrical. The impact of fading on the energy efficiency is identified. Requirements to approach the minimum bit energy of -1.59 dB are determined. I. INTRODUCTION Energy efficient transmission is of paramount importance

Gursoy, Mustafa Cenk

185

Efficient modification of the surface properties of interconnected porous hydroxyapatite by low-pressure low-frequency plasma treatment to promote its biological performance  

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Dielectric barrier discharge plasma treatment at low pressure is found to significantly improve the biological performance of artificial bones made of interconnected porous calcium hydroxyapatite (IP-CHA). One of the essential parameters associated with their biological performance is hydrophilicity of their exterior surfaces as well as surfaces of inner pores. It is found that plasma treatment at low pressures is highly effective in making the inner pore surfaces more hydrophilic. Preliminary in vivo experiments of plasma-treated IP-CHA artificial bones in rats have shown fast formation of blood vessels in their inner pores, implying the increase in osteoconductivity due to the plasma treatment.

Dae-Sung Lee; Yu Moriguchi; Akira Myoui; Hideki Yoshikawa; Satoshi Hamaguchi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

NineStar Connect- Residential Energy Efficient Equipment Rebate Program  

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Nine Star Connect (Greenfield and Maxwell, IN) offers residential customers an incentive to buy energy efficient air-source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps. All heat pumps must meet minimum...

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DOE Announces Webinar on Tying Energy Efficiency to Compensation...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Webinar on Tying Energy Efficiency to Compensation and Performance Reviews, and More DOE Announces Webinar on Tying Energy Efficiency to Compensation and Performance Reviews, and...

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Hazardous Waste Minimum Distance Requirements (Connecticut) | Department of  

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Minimum Distance Requirements (Connecticut) Minimum Distance Requirements (Connecticut) Hazardous Waste Minimum Distance Requirements (Connecticut) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fed. Government Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Program Info State Connecticut Program Type Siting and Permitting Provider Department of Energy and Environmental Protection These regulations set minimum distance requirements between certain types of facilities that generate, process, store, and dispose of hazardous waste

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Minimum concave cost flows in capacitated grid networks  

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We study the minimum concave cost flow problem over a two-dimensional grid network (CFG), where one dimension represents time periods and the other.

2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Microbial metatranscriptomics in a permanent marine oxygen minimum zone  

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Simultaneous characterization of taxonomic composition, metabolic gene content and gene expression in marine oxygen minimum zones (OMZs) has potential to broaden perspectives on the microbial and biogeochemical dynamics ...

Stewart, Frank J.

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DOE CYBER SECURITY EBK: MINIMUM CORE COMPETENCY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS...  

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DOE CYBER SECURITY EBK: MINIMUM CORE COMPETENCY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS DOE CYBER SECURITY EBK: CORE COMPETENCY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: CA Cybersecurity Program Manager (CSPM...

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Lower Bounds for the Quadratic Minimum Spanning Tree Problem ...  

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Abstract. The Minimum Spanning Tree Problem (MSTP) is one of the most known ... munication, and energy networks, where linear costs account for the use or ...

2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Guaranteed Minimum-Rank Solutions of ...  

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Jun 28, 2007 ... Guaranteed Minimum-Rank Solutions of Linear Matrix Equations via Nuclear Norm Minimization. Benjamin Recht(brecht ***at*** caltech.edu)

Benjamin Recht

2007-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

194

Performance Contracting  

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Performance Contracting ? A Resource for Energy Efficiency Projects Schneider Electric ? Buildings Business ? CATEE 2011 2 Top Challenges for Cities & Schools Tax Revenue Reductions Property values down, sales tax revenue down, etc Energy... issues and needs postponed Schneider Electric ? Buildings Business ? CATEE 2011 3 Performance Contracting can help? Tax Revenue Reductions Redirect funds already being spent on utilities Energy Price & Availability Issues Equip you with the tools...

Goodin, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Select an Energy-Efficient Centrifugal Pump  

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This tip sheet details important considerations when selecting an energy-efficient centrifugal pump, such as performance curve.

196

Minimum-cost quantum measurements for quantum information  

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Knowing about optimal quantum measurements is important for many applications in quantum information and quantum communication. However, deriving optimal quantum measurements is often difficult. We present a collection of results for minimum-cost quantum measurements, and give examples of how they can be used. Among other results, we show that a minimum-cost measurement for a set of given pure states is formally equivalent to a minimum-error measurement for mixed states of those same pure states. For pure symmetric states it turns out that for a certain class of cost matrices, the minimum-cost measurement is the square-root measurement. That is, the optimal minimum-cost measurement is in this case the same as the minimum-error measurement. Finally, we consider sequences of individual ``local" systems, and examine when the global minimum-cost measurement is a sequence of optimal local measurements. We also consider an example where the global minimum-cost measurement is, perhaps counter-intuitively, not a sequence of local measurements, and discuss how this is related to related to the Pusey-Barrett-Rudolph argument for the nature of the wave function.

Petros Wallden; Vedran Dunjko; Erika Andersson

2013-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

197

A Parallel Algorithm for Approximating the Minimum Cycle Cover  

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approximation algorithm for the problem of finding a minimum cycle cover. A cycle cover is a set of cycles cover [1, 7, 8]. The basis for our approximation algorithm is a routine to find a maximal set of edgeA Parallel Algorithm for Approximating the Minimum Cycle Cover Philip Klein \\Lambda Aiken

Yang, Junfeng

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Polynomial Time Algorithms for Minimum Energy Scheduling Philippe Baptiste1  

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algorithm for computing the minimum energy schedule when all jobs have unit length. 1 Introduction PowerPolynomial Time Algorithms for Minimum Energy Scheduling Philippe Baptiste1 , Marek Chrobak2 policies is to reduce the amount of energy consumed by computer systems while maintaining satisfactory

Chrobak, Marek

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Algorithms to Compute Minimum Cycle Basis in Directed Graphs #  

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, . . . ,C d whose incidence vectors permit a unique linear combination of the incidence vector of any cycleAlgorithms to Compute Minimum Cycle Basis in Directed Graphs # Telikepalli Kavitha + Kurt Mehlhorn # Abstract We consider the problem of computing a minimum cycle basis in a di­ rected graph G with m arcs

Mehlhorn, Kurt

200

Approximate Minimum-Energy Multicasting in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks  

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and a set of destination nodes, the problem is to build a minimum-energy multicast tree for the requestApproximate Minimum-Energy Multicasting in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Weifa Liang, Senior Member, IEEE Abstract--A wireless ad hoc network consists of mobile nodes that are equipped with energy

Liang, Weifa

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Minimum cost spanning tree problems with indierent agents Christian Trudeau  

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Minimum cost spanning tree problems with indi¤erent agents Christian Trudeau Economics Department, University of Windsor November 5, 2013 Abstract We consider an extension of minimum cost spanning tree (mcst) problems where some agents do not need to be connected to the source, but might reduce the cost of others

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Performance House -- A Cold Climate Challenge Home  

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Working with builder partners on a test homes allows for vetting of whole-house building strategies to eliminate any potential unintended consequences prior to implementing these solution packages on a production scale. To support this research, CARB partnered with Preferred Builders Inc. on a high-performance test home in Old Greenwich, CT. The philosophy and science behind the 2,700 ft2 'Performance House' was based on the premise that homes should be safe, healthy, comfortable, durable, efficient, and adapt with the homeowners. The technologies and strategies used in the 'Performance House' were not cutting-edge, but simply 'best practices practiced'. The focus was on simplicity in construction, maintenance, and operation. When seeking a 30% source energy savings targets over a comparable 2009 IECC code-built home in the cold climate zone, nearly all components of a home must be optimized. Careful planning and design are critical. To help builders and architects seeking to match the performance of this home, a step-by-step guide through the building shell components of DOE's Challenge Home are provided in a pictorial story book. The end result was a DOE Challenge Home that achieved a HERS Index Score of 20 (43 without PV, the minimum target was 55 for compliance). This home was also awarded the 2012 HOBI for Best Green Energy Efficient Home from the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut.

Puttagunta, S.; Grab, J.; Williamson, J.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

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

204

Transmission resonance spectroscopy in the third minimum of 232Pa  

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The fission probability of 232Pa was measured as a function of the excitation energy in order to search for hyperdeformed (HD) transmission resonances using the (d,pf) transfer reaction on a radioactive 231Pa target. The experiment was performed at the Tandem accelerator of the Maier-Leibnitz Laboratory (MLL) at Garching using the 231Pa(d,pf) reaction at a bombarding energy of Ed=12 MeV and with an energy resolution of ?E=5.5 keV. Two groups of transmission resonances have been observed at excitation energies of E*=5.7 and 5.9 MeV. The fine structure of the resonance group at E*=5.7 MeV could be interpreted as overlapping rotational bands with a rotational parameter characteristic to a HD nuclear shape (?2/2?=2.10±0.15 keV). The fission barrier parameters of 232Pa have been determined by fitting talys 1.2 nuclear reaction code calculations to the overall structure of the fission probability. From the average level spacing of the J=4 states, the excitation energy of the ground state of the third minimum has been deduced to be EIII=5.05?0.10+0.40 MeV.

L. Csige; M. Csatlós; T. Faestermann; J. Gulyás; D. Habs; R. Hertenberger; M. Hunyadi; A. Krasznahorkay; H. J. Maier; P. G. Thirolf; H.-F. Wirth

2012-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory Performance Testing of Residential Window Air Conditioners  

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Window air conditioners are the dominant cooling product for residences, in terms of annual unit sales. They are inexpensive, portable and can be installed by the owner. For this reason, they are an attractive solution for supplemental cooling, for retrofitting air conditioning into a home which lacks ductwork, and for renters. Window air conditioners for sale in the United States are required to meet very modest minimum efficiency standards. Four window air conditioners' performance were tested in the Advanced HVAC Systems Laboratory on NREL's campus in Golden, CO. In order to separate and study the refrigerant system's performance, the unit's internal leakage pathways, the unit's fanforced ventilation, and the leakage around the unit resulting from installation in a window, a series of tests were devised that focused on each aspect of the unit's performance. These tests were designed to develop a detailed performance map to determine whole-house performance in different climates. Even though the test regimen deviated thoroughly from the industry-standard ratings test, the results permit simple calculation of an estimated rating for both capacity and efficiency that would result from a standard ratings test. Using this calculation method, it was found that the three new air conditioners' measured performance was consistent with their ratings. This method also permits calculation of equivalent SEER for the test articles. Performance datasets were developed across a broad range of indoor and outdoor operating conditions, and used them to generate performance maps.

Winkler, J.; Booten, C.; Christensen, D.; Tomerlin, J.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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International Cooperation on Advancing Equipment and Appliance Efficiency  

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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

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Rules Establishing Minimum Standards Relating to Location, Design,  

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Rules Establishing Minimum Standards Relating to Location, Design, Rules Establishing Minimum Standards Relating to Location, Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (Rhode Island) Rules Establishing Minimum Standards Relating to Location, Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (Rhode Island) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fed. Government Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Program Info State Rhode Island Program Type Environmental Regulations

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Minimum Purchase Price Regulations (Prince Edward Island, Canada)  

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The Minimum Purchase Price Regulations establish the price which utilities must pay for power produced by large-scale renewable energy generators – that is those capable of producing more than 100...

209

Minimum Stream Flow and Water Sale Contracts (Indiana)  

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The Indiana Natural Resources Commission may provide certain minimum quantities of stream flow or sell water on a unit pricing basis for water supply purposes from the water supply storage in...

210

Planning of Minimum-Time Trajectories for Robot Arms  

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The minimum-time for a robot arm has been a longstanding and unsolved problem of considerable interest. We present a general solution to this problem that involves joint-space tesselation, a dynamic time-scaling ...

Sahar, Gideon

1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Selection of minimum earthquake intensity in calculating pipe failure probabilities  

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In a piping reliability analysis, it is sometimes necessary to specify a minimum ground motion intensity, usually the peak acceleration, below which the ground motions are not considered as earthquakes and, hence, are neglected. The calculated probability of failure of a piping system is dependent on this selected minimum earthquake intensity chosen for the analysis. A study was conducted to determine the effects of the minimum earthquake intensity on the probability of pipe failure. The results indicated that the probability of failure of the piping system is not very sensitive to the variations of the selected minimum peak ground acceleration. However, it does have significant effects on various scenarios that make up the system failure.

Lo, T.Y.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TOWARD THE MINIMUM INNER EDGE DISTANCE OF THE HABITABLE ZONE  

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We explore the minimum distance from a host star where an exoplanet could potentially be habitable in order not to discard close-in rocky exoplanets for follow-up observations. We find that the inner edge of the Habitable ...

Zsom, Andras

213

Efficient Data Transfer Protocols  

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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.

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Spheromak as a relaxed state with minimum dissipation  

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The principle of minimum dissipation of energy is utilized to obtain the spheromak configuration as a relaxed state. The Euler-Lagrange equation for the minimum dissipative relaxed state is solved in terms of Chandrasekhar-Kendall eigenfunctions analytically generalized in the complex domain. This state is non-force-free and further shows the nonconstancy of the ratio of parallel current to the magnetic field.

B. Dasgupta; M. S. Janaki; R. Bhattacharyya; P. Dasgupta; T. Watanabe; T. Sato

2002-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Polynomial Time Algorithms for Minimum Energy Scheduling  

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The aim of power management policies is to reduce the amount of energy consumed by computer systems while maintaining satisfactory level of performance. One common method for saving energy is to simply suspend the system during the idle times. No energy is consumed in the suspend mode. However, the process of waking up the system itself requires a certain fixed amount of energy, and thus suspending the system is beneficial only if the idle time is long enough to compensate for this additional energy expenditure. In the specific problem studied in the paper, we have a set of jobs with release times and deadlines that need to be executed on a single processor. Preemptions are allowed. The processor requires energy L to be woken up and, when it is on, it uses one unit of energy per one unit of time. It has been an open problem whether a schedule minimizing the overall energy consumption can be computed in polynomial time. We solve this problem in positive, by providing an O(n^5)-time algorithm. In addition we pr...

Baptiste, Philippe; Durr, Christoph

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Performance with Energy Star Financing | Department of Energy  

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Home Performance with Energy Star Financing Home Performance with Energy Star Financing Home Performance with Energy Star Financing < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Cooling Appliances & Electronics Other Sealing Your Home Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Manufacturing Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Bioenergy Solar Program Info Funding Source Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS)/Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) State New York Program Type State Loan Program Rebate Amount Up to 100% of costs; loans from $3,000 - $25,000 (minimum loan of $1,500 for income qualified customers); loan limit is $13,000 for projects with a

217

Rating the energy performance of buildings  

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In order to succeed in developing a more sustainable society, buildings will need to be continuously improved. This paper discusses how to rate the energy performance of buildings. A brief review of recent approaches to energy rating is presented. It illustrates that there is no single correct or wrong concept, but one needs to be aware of the relative impact of the strategies. Different strategies of setting energy efficiency standards are discussed and the advantages of the minimum life cycle cost are shown. Indicators for building energy rating based on simulations, aggregated statistics and expert knowledge are discussed and illustrated in order to demonstrate strengths and weaknesses of each approach. In addition, the importance of considering the level of amenities offered is presented. Attributes of a rating procedure based on three elements, flexible enough for recognizing different strategies to achieve energy conservation, is proposed.

Olofsson, Thomas; Meier, Alan; Lamberts, Roberto

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 7, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 2008 685 Power-Efficient Wireless OFDMA  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 7, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 2008 685 Power-Efficient-- Feedback communication, frequency division multiaccess, minimum energy control, optimization methods/DVB) standards and wireless local area networks [6], [14]. Spectral efficiency and error resilience

Giannakis, Georgios

219

Minimum variance hedging with bivariate regime-switching model for WTI crude oil  

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This paper proposes a four-regime bivariate Markov regime-switching model to estimate the daily time-varying minimum variance hedge ratios for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil, and evaluates its in- and out-of-sample hedging performances with two-regime model, CC-GARCH, TVC-GARCH, and OLS models. Empirical results reveal that the four-regime Markov switching model outperforms the other models for both in- and out-of-sample hedging performance. Based on Hansen’s SPA test (2005), the four-regime model significantly outperforms the other models for only in-sample hedging.

Jui-Cheng Hung; Yi-Hsien Wang; Matthew C. Chang; Kuang-Hsun Shih; Hsiu-Hsueh Kao

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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(Energy Efficiency)  

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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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Annual Performance Report -2010 Water Use Efficiency  

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Consumption (AC) ­ Annual Volume 459,480,000Total Water Produced and Purchased (TP) ­ Annual Volume listed above, WSU total water produced was 459.5 million gallons which is 101.5 million gallons less than.2% of water produced. Customer (Demand Side) Goal Progress: Additional Information Regarding Supply and Demand

Collins, Gary S.

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Annual Performance Report -2011 Water Use Efficiency  

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,802,005Total Water Produced and Purchased (TP) ­ Annual Volume Distribution System Leakage Summary: Note the reporting period listed above, WSU total water produced was 465.8 million gallons which is 106.5 million, service meters recorded 123.3 MilGal of water usage, which accounts for 26.5% of water produced

Collins, Gary S.

223

Improving steam turbine efficiency  

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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

224

Global Minimum Determination of the Born-Oppenheimer Surface within Density Functional Theory  

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We present a novel method, which we refer to as the dual minima hopping method, that allows us to find the global minimum of the potential energy surface (PES) within density functional theory for systems where a fast but less accurate calculation of the PES is possible. This method can rapidly find the ground state configuration of clusters and other complex systems with present day computer power by performing a systematic search. We apply the new method to silicon clusters. Even though these systems have already been extensively studied by other methods, we find new global minimum candidates for Si{sub 16} and Si{sub 19}, as well as new low-lying isomers for Si{sub 16}, Si{sub 17}, and Si{sub 18}.

Goedecker, Stefan; Hellmann, Waldemar; Lenosky, Thomas [Institut fuer Physik, Universitaet Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, 4056 Basel (Switzerland); Physics Department, Ohio State University, 1040 Physics Research Building, 191 West Woodruff Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1117 (United States)

2005-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Increasing Energy Efficiency and Reducing Emissions from China's Cement Kilns: Audit Report of Two Cement Plants in Shandong Province, China  

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energy reduction through energy efficiency improvements and the second section addresses reduction of pollutants with minimum or no change in fuelenergy reduction through energy efficiency improvements and the second section addresses reduction of pollutants with minimum or no change in fuel

Price, Lynn

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

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

227

A population-based iterated greedy algorithm for the minimum weight vertex cover problem  

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Given an undirected, vertex-weighted graph, the goal of the minimum weight vertex cover problem is to find a subset of the vertices of the graph such that the subset is a vertex cover and the sum of the weights of its vertices is minimal. This problem is known to be NP-hard and no efficient algorithm is known to solve it to optimality. Therefore, most existing techniques are based on heuristics for providing approximate solutions in a reasonable computation time. Population-based search approaches have shown to be effective for solving a multitude of combinatorial optimization problems. Their advantage can be identified as their ability to find areas of the space containing high quality solutions. This paper proposes a simple and efficient population-based iterated greedy algorithm for tackling the minimum weight vertex cover problem. At each iteration, a population of solutions is established and refined using a fast randomized iterated greedy heuristic based on successive phases of destruction and reconstruction. An extensive experimental evaluation on a commonly used set of benchmark instances shows that our algorithm outperforms current state-of-the-art approaches.

Salim Bouamama; Christian Blum; Abdellah Boukerram

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Advanced Energy Efficient Roof System  

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Energy consumption in buildings represents 40 percent of primary U.S. energy consumption, split almost equally between residential (22%) and commercial (18%) buildings.1 Space heating (31%) and cooling (12%) account for approximately 9 quadrillion Btu. Improvements in the building envelope can have a significant impact on reducing energy consumption. Thermal losses (or gains) from the roof make up 14 percent of the building component energy load. Infiltration through the building envelope, including the roof, accounts for an additional 28 percent of the heating loads and 16 percent of the cooling loads. These figures provide a strong incentive to develop and implement more energy efficient roof systems. The roof is perhaps the most challenging component of the building envelope to change for many reasons. The engineered roof truss, which has been around since 1956, is relatively low cost and is the industry standard. The roof has multiple functions. A typical wood frame home lasts a long time. Building codes vary across the country. Customer and trade acceptance of new building products and materials may impede market penetration. The energy savings of a new roof system must be balanced with other requirements such as first and life-cycle costs, durability, appearance, and ease of construction. Conventional residential roof construction utilizes closely spaced roof trusses supporting a layer of sheathing and roofing materials. Gypsum board is typically attached to the lower chord of the trusses forming the finished ceiling for the occupied space. Often in warmer climates, the HVAC system and ducts are placed in the unconditioned and otherwise unusable attic. High temperature differentials and leaky ducts result in thermal losses. Penetrations through the ceilings are notoriously difficult to seal and lead to moisture and air infiltration. These issues all contribute to greater energy use and have led builders to consider construction of a conditioned attic. The options considered to date are not ideal. One approach is to insulate between the trusses at the roof plane. The construction process is time consuming and costs more than conventional attic construction. Moreover, the problems of air infiltration and thermal bridges across the insulation remain. Another approach is to use structurally insulated panels (SIPs), but conventional SIPs are unlikely to be the ultimate solution because an additional underlying support structure is required except for short spans. In addition, wood spline and metal locking joints can result in thermal bridges and gaps in the foam. This study undertook a more innovative approach to roof construction. The goal was to design and evaluate a modular energy efficient panelized roof system with the following attributes: (1) a conditioned and clear attic space for HVAC equipment and additional finished area in the attic; (2) manufactured panels that provide structure, insulation, and accommodate a variety of roofing materials; (3) panels that require support only at the ends; (4) optimal energy performance by minimizing thermal bridging and air infiltration; (5) minimal risk of moisture problems; (6) minimum 50-year life; (7) applicable to a range of house styles, climates and conditions; (8) easy erection in the field; (9) the option to incorporate factory-installed solar systems into the panel; and (10) lowest possible cost. A nationwide market study shows there is a defined market opportunity for such a panelized roof system with production and semi-custom builders in the United States. Senior personnel at top builders expressed interest in the performance attributes and indicate long-term opportunity exists if the system can deliver a clear value proposition. Specifically, builders are interested in (1) reducing construction cycle time (cost) and (2) offering increased energy efficiency to the homebuyer. Additional living space under the roof panels is another low-cost asset identified as part of the study. The market potential is enhanced through construction activity levels in target marke

Jane Davidson

2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

229

Water Efficiency  

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Wheeler - Water Savers, LLC * fwheeler@watersaversllc.com Topics * Performance contracting analysis * Water industry terms * Federal reduction goals * Water balance * Water...

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Efficiency characteristic of building integrated photovoltaics as a shading device  

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A building-integrated photovoltaic system (BIPV) has been operated over 1 year in the Samsung Institute of Engineering & Construction Technology (SIECT) in Korea. The PV cells are mounted on the south facade and on the roof of the SIECT in the Giheung area. Special care was taken in the building design to have the PV modules shade the building in the summer, so as to reduce cooling loads, while at the same time allowing solar energy to enter the building during the heating season, and providing daylight. This paper gives a 1 year analysis of the system performance, evaluation of the system efficiency and the power output, taking into account the weather conditions. As a part of certain design compromises, that took into account, aesthetic, safety, and cost considerations, non-optimal tilt angles and occasional shading of the PV modules made the efficiency of PV system lower than the peak rating of the cells. The yearly average efficiency of the sunshade solar panel is 9.2% (average over 28.6°C surface temperature), with a minimum of 3.6% (average over 27.9°C surface temperature) in June and a maximum of 20.2% (average over 19.5°C surface temperature) in December.

Seung-Ho Yoo; Eun-Tack Lee

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Options for Generating Steam Efficiently  

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This paper describes how plant engineers can efficiently generate steam when there are steam generators and Heat Recovery Steam Generators in their plant. The process consists of understanding the performance characteristics of the various equipment...

Ganapathy, V.

232

Sandia National Laboratories: Energy Efficiency  

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Optical performance of top-down fabricated InGaNGaN nanorod light emitting diode arrays On November 30, 2011, in Energy, Energy Efficiency, Solid-State Lighting EFRC researchers...

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Minimum Stream Flow Standards (Connecticut) | Department of Energy  

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Minimum Stream Flow Standards (Connecticut) Minimum Stream Flow Standards (Connecticut) Minimum Stream Flow Standards (Connecticut) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Developer Fed. Government Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Savings Category Water Buying & Making Electricity Program Info State Connecticut Program Type Siting and Permitting Provider Department of Energy and Environmental Protection These regulations apply to all dams and structures which impound or divert waters on rivers or their tributaries, with some exceptions. The

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Improving the efficiency of electric motor systems: Moving beyond efficient motors  

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Electric motors operating in the US consume more than half of the nation's electricity. Electric utilities were among the first groups to begin offering programs to promote efficiency in electric motors. A 1994 Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) survey of utility demand-side management (DSM) programs found 151 efficient-motors and drives programs being offered by 95 utilities in the US. The most common programs have been prescriptive rebates for the purchase of high-efficiency motors. While many of these programs have been popular and successful, their cost is an issue of contention with some industrial consumer groups and within utilities attempting to reduce program costs. With the minimum motor efficiency regulations in the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) set to go into effect for most products in October 1997, utilities will need to move beyond these simple high-efficiency motor rebate programs if they are to continue to offer motor programs to their customers. The focus will also have to shift from simply motors to motor-system issues. As a 1993 US Department of Energy (DOE)-sponsored motor-system roundtable identified, motor-system expertise is not widely available, and many electric utilities will need assistance to develop and implement new programs. It is thus important that information be made available to these utilities on how to analyze customers' motor-systems needs, what program designs will most likely meet these needs, what resources they will need to implement their programs, and where to find those resources. DOE's Motor Challenge has already been identifying or developing many of these resources, and these are already being used by some utilities. If utilities are provided a program context, more of them can make better use of these resources and achieve success from their own standpoint (e.g., increased customer satisfaction and improved customer retention), from the customers' standpoint (e.g., lower motor-system costs and improved performance), and from the national standpoint (e.g., reduced motorsystem energy consumption and lower carbon emissions). The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has begun to establish this context by analyzing utility motor-systems programs. This work builds upon past ACEEE analyses of other utility DSM programs and ACEEE's extensive involvement in the technical aspects and design of programs involving electric motor systems.

Elliott, R.N.; Pye, M.; Nadel, S.

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Efficiency improvement and torque ripple minimization of Switched Reluctance Motor using FEM and Seeker Optimization Algorithm  

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Abstract In this paper, performance optimization of Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) was determined using Seeker Optimization Algorithm (SOA). The most efficient aim of the algorithm was found for maximum torque value at a minimum mass of the entire construction, following changing the geometric parameters. The optimization process was carried out using a combination of Seeker Optimization Algorithm and Finite Element Method (FEM). Fitness value was calculated by FEM analysis using COMSOL3.4, and the SOA was realized by MATLAB. The proposed method has been applied for a case study and it has been also compared with Genetic Algorithm (GA). The results show that the optimized motor using SOA had higher torque value and efficiency with lower mass and torque ripple, exhibiting the validity of this methodology for SRM design.

Mohammad Javad Navardi; Behnaz Babaghorbani; Abbas Ketabi

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

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More Documents & Publications Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Federal High Performance Computing Data Centers Improving Data Center Efficiency with Rack or Row Cooling...

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Improving Data Center Efficiency with Rack or Row Cooling Devices...  

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ECMs for Labs and Data Centers Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Federal High Performance Computing Data Centers Case Study: Innovative Energy Efficiency Approaches in NOAA's...

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Case Study: Opportunities to Improve Energy Efficiency in Three...  

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More Documents & Publications Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Federal High Performance Computing Data Centers Case Study: Innovative Energy Efficiency Approaches in NOAA's...

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Best Practices Guide for Energy-Efficient Data Center Design...  

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Improving Data Center Efficiency with Rack or Row Cooling Devices Data Center Power Consumption Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Federal High Performance Computing Data Centers...

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Energy Efficiency Resource Standard | Department of Energy  

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Energy Efficiency Resource Standard Energy Efficiency Resource Standard Energy Efficiency Resource Standard < Back Eligibility Investor-Owned Utility Savings Category Other Program Info State Colorado Program Type Energy Efficiency Resource Standard Provider Colorado Public Utilities Commission The Colorado General Assembly passed a law ([http://www.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2007A/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/5EA2048E... HB 1037])in 2007 requiring the investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities to adopt demand-side management (DSM) programs that provide financial incentives for their customers to purchase more efficient equipment and processes, and to engage in demand response. The law provided minimum energy and demand savings targets but also authorized the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to revise the goals and establish interim

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Enhancement of photosynthetic performance, water use efficiency and grain yield during long-term growth under elevated CO2 in wheat and rye is growth temperature and cultivar dependent  

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Abstract The effects of long-term elevated CO2 on photosynthetic performance of winter (cv Musketeer) and spring (cv SR4A) rye (Secale cereale) and winter (cv Norstar) and spring (cv Katepwa) wheat (Triticum aestivum) grown at either 20/16 °C (non-acclimated (NA)) or 5/5 °C (cold acclimated (CA) and at either ambient (380 ?mol C mol?1) or elevated (700 ?mol C mol?1) CO2 were studied. Compared to NA counterparts, CA winter cereals exhibited a 30–40% increase in light and CO2-saturated rates of photosynthesis at both ambient and elevated CO2. This was accompanied by a 35–50% decrease in excitation pressure and non-photochemical energy dissipation. Concomitantly, biomass increased by 28–46% and grain yield per plant by 60%. In contrast, both CA spring cultivars exhibited a 45–60% inhibition of light- and CO2-saturated rates of photosynthesis at ambient CO2 as well as growth at elevated CO2 relative to NA controls. This inhibition was specific for photosynthesis since cold acclimation stimulated rates of respiration by 22–47% in all cultivars tested. This was accompanied by a 58% increase in excitation pressure and a 17% increase in non-photochemical energy dissipation in the cold acclimated spring rye and spring wheat. Consequently, biomass accumulation was reduced by about 25% in CA versus NA spring cultivars at elevated CO2. We conclude that the potential for enhancement of photosynthetic performance, water use efficiency and grain yield of cereals grown at elevated CO2 is both growth temperature and cultivar dependent.

Keshav Dahal; Vicki L. Knowles; William C. Plaxton; Norman P.A. Hüner

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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

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Review of International Methods of Test to Rate the Efficiency of Water  

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Review of International Methods of Test to Rate the Efficiency of Water Review of International Methods of Test to Rate the Efficiency of Water Heaters Title Review of International Methods of Test to Rate the Efficiency of Water Heaters Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-5187E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Lutz, James D. Subsidiary Authors Energy Analysis Department Document Number LBNL-5187E Pagination 21 Date Published January Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley ISBN Number LBNL-5187E Abstract The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standards Project Committee (SPC) 118.2, Method of Testing for Rating Residential Water Heaters, is seeking to improve the test procedure used for measuring the energy efficiency of residential gas and electric water heaters. ASHRAE is seeking to develop an improved test procedure in part to support the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) desire to update and amend the water heater test procedure underlying the minimum energy efficiency standards for water heaters. DOE's test procedures are often based on or reference ASHRAE standards.DOE's most recent minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for residential water heaters were promulgated in 2010.[1] The associated test procedures are stipulated in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).[2] Although DOE currently is conducting a rulemaking to review and possibly amend the test procedures for residential water heaters, that rulemaking pertains to accounting for energy consumed during standby and off modes. In its notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on August 30, 2010, DOE tentatively concluded that the test procedure for water heaters already fully accounts for and incorporates the energy consumed during standby and off modes [3].

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Requirements: A minimum of 15 PSYC credits, including  

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» Three other 2000-3000-level PSYC courses (any area) No more than 3 credits of PSYC 3889 or 3999 canRequirements: A minimum of 15 PSYC credits, including: » One Area I course » One Area II course) ___2100 (Principles of Research in Psychology) Area I. Social, Developmental, Clinical, & Industrial

Alpay, S. Pamir

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The"minimum information about an environmental sequence" (MIENS) specification  

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We present the Genomic Standards Consortium's (GSC) 'Minimum Information about an ENvironmental Sequence' (MIENS) standard for describing marker genes. Adoption of MIENS will enhance our ability to analyze natural genetic diversity across the Tree of Life as it is currently being documented by massive DNA sequencing efforts from myriad ecosystems in our ever-changing biosphere.

Yilmaz, P.; Kottmann, R.; Field, D.; Knight, R.; Cole, J.R.; Amaral-Zettler, L.; Gilbert, J.A.; Karsch-Mizrachi, I.; Johnston, A.; Cochrane, G.; Vaughan, R.; Hunter, C.; Park, J.; Morrison, N.; Rocca-Serra, P.; Sterk, P.; Arumugam, M.; Baumgartner, L.; Birren, B.W.; Blaser, M.J.; Bonazzi, V.; Bork, P.; Buttigieg, P. L.; Chain, P.; Costello, E.K.; Huot-Creasy, H.; Dawyndt, P.; DeSantis, T.; Fierer, N.; Fuhrman, J.; Gallery, R.E.; Gibbs, R.A.; Giglio, M.G.; Gil, I. San; Gonzalez, A.; Gordon, J.I.; Guralnick, R.; Hankeln, W.; Highlander, S.; Hugenholtz, P.; Jansson, J.; Kennedy, J.; Knights, D.; Koren, O.; Kuczynski, J.; Kyrpides, N.; Larsen, R.; Lauber, C.L.; Legg, T.; Ley, R.E.; Lozupone, C.A.; Ludwig, W.; Lyons, D.; Maguire, E.; Methe, B.A.; Meyer, F.; Nakieny, S.; Nelson, K.E.; Nemergut, D.; Neufeld, J.D.; Pace, N.R.; Palanisamy, G.; Peplies, J.; Peterson, J.; Petrosino, J.; Proctor, L.; Raes, J.; Ratnasingham, S.; Ravel, J.; Relman, D.A.; Assunta-Sansone, S.; Schriml, L.; Sodergren, E.; Spor, A.; Stombaugh, J.; Tiedje, J.M.; Ward, D.V.; Weinstock, G.M.; Wendel, D.; White, O.; Wikle, A.; Wortman, J.R.; Glockner, F.O.; Bushman, F.D.; Charlson, E.; Gevers, D.; Kelley, S.T.; Neubold, L.K.; Oliver, A.E.; Pruesse, E.; Quast, C.; Schloss, P.D.; Sinha, R.; Whitely, A.

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New approximation algorithms for minimum cycle bases of graphs  

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We consider the problem of computing an approximate minimum cycle basis of an undirected edge-weighted graph G with m edges and n vertices; the extension to directed graphs is also discussed. In this problem, a {0, 1} incidence vector ...

Telikepalli Kavitha; Kurt Mehlhorn; Dimitrios Michail

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On minimum balanced bipartitions of triangle-free graphs  

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A balanced bipartition of a graph G is a partition of V(G) into two subsets V 1 and V 2 that differ in cardinality by at most 1. A minimum balanced bipartition of G ... Keywords: Balanced bipartition, Planar graphs, Triangle-free graphs

Haiyan Li; Yanting Liang; Muhuo Liu; Baogang Xu

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementing Minimum Cycle Basis algorithms Kurt Mehlhorn and Dimitrios Michail  

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Implementing Minimum Cycle Basis algorithms Kurt Mehlhorn and Dimitrios Michail Max consider the problem of computing a mini- mum cycle basis of an undirected graph G = (V, E) with n vertices in a significant speedup. Based on our experimental observations, we combine the two fundamen- tally different

Mehlhorn, Kurt

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A minimum entropy principle of high order schemes for gas ...  

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The entropy solutions of the compressible Euler equations satisfy a minimum principle for the specific ... where ? is the density, u is the velocity, m is the momentum, E is the total energy and p is the pressure. ... can enforce this condition without destroying conservation. .... achieved under a standard CFL condition ? (|u| + c) ...

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On the Minimum Load Coloring Problem --Extended Abtract--  

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# such that the maximum load, l # := max{r# , b #}, is minimized. In the following we shall skip the term ``maximumOn the Minimum Load Coloring Problem --Extended Abtract-- Nitin Ahuja 1 , Andreas Baltz 2 Abstract. Given a graph G = (V, E) with n vertices, m edges and maximum vertex degree #, the load

Doerr, Benjamin

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Predicting Daily Net Radiation Using Minimum Climatological Data1  

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Predicting Daily Net Radiation Using Minimum Climatological Data1 S. Irmak, M.ASCE2 ; A. Irmak3 ; J for predicting daily Rn have been widely used. However, when the paucity of detailed climatological data with National Weather Service climatological datasets that only record Tmax and Tmin on a regular basis. DOI: 10

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Minimum cost connection networks: truth-telling and implementation  

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Minimum cost connection networks: truth-telling and implementation Jens Leth Hougaard Mich Tvede Abstract In the present paper we consider the allocation of costs in connection networks. Agents have are costly to build. The problem is to allocate costs of networks satisfying all connection demands. We use

Guo, Zaoyang

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Structural Testing Based on Minimum Kernels Elena Dubrova  

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Structural Testing Based on Minimum Kernels Elena Dubrova Royal Institute of Technology, IMIT/KTH, 164 46 Kista, Sweden Abstract Structural testing techniques, such as statement and branch coverage of tests which guarantees high coverage is a time-consuming task. In this paper we present a technique

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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National Common Minimum Programme of the Congress-Led  

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National Common Minimum Programme of the Congress-Led United Progressive Alliance: Policy Reform Progressive Alliance: Policy Reform and Public Investment Requirements Nirupam Bajpai and Jeffrey D. Sachs 2004. This note attempts to identify and analyze what the key policy reform measures and the public

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The prize-collecting generalized minimum spanning tree problem  

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We introduce the prize-collecting generalized minimum spanning tree problem. In this problem a network of node clusters needs to be connected via a tree architecture using exactly one node per cluster. Nodes in each cluster compete by offering a payment ... Keywords: Branch-and-cut, Genetic algorithms, Heuristics, Local search, Networks

Bruce Golden; S. Raghavan; Daliborka Stanojevi?

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weierstrass Pairs and Minimum Distance of Goppa Codes  

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We prove that elements of the Weierstrass gap set of a pair of points may be used to define a geometric Goppa code which has minimum distance greater than the usual lower bound. We determine the Weierstrass gap set of a pair of any two Weierstrass ... Keywords: Hermitian code, Weierstrass pair, Weierstrass point

Gretchen L. Matthews

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interior Architecture Minor Tracking Sheet Total Minimum Credits: 26  

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Interior Architecture Minor Tracking Sheet Total Minimum Credits: 26 Minor standing is prerequisite architecture studio course is required for architecture majors enrolled in the interior architecture minor (1 is required for Architecture majors): IARC 484 Interior Design Studio (6), IARC 486 Furniture

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Architecture Minor Tracking Sheet Total Minimum Credits: 26  

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Architecture Minor Tracking Sheet Total Minimum Credits: 26 Minor standing is prerequisite Notes: Required courses in one's major will not count for the minor with one exception: 1 architecture studio course is required for interior architecture majors enrolled in the architecture minor, and this studio

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Optimum Wire Tapering for Minimum Power Dissipation in RLC Interconnects  

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tapering is shown to reduce the (a CMOS inverter) with the driver (a CMOS inverter). The power dissipatedOptimum Wire Tapering for Minimum Power Dissipation in RLC Interconnects Magdy A. El-Moursy and Eby G. Friedman Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Rochester Rochester, New

Friedman, Eby G.

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OpenEI - efficiency  

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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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improving energy efficiency in the built environment is now seen as a growing  

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improving energy efficiency in the built environment is now seen as a growing policy priority the 1973 oil embargo. Codes by state but they generally establish a minimum energy efficiency stan- dard.S. Department of Energy to establish building code energy efficiency targets by January 1, 2014. it also

Kotchen, Matthew J.

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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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Resources on Water Efficiency | Department of Energy  

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Water Efficiency » Resources on Water Efficiency Water Efficiency » Resources on Water Efficiency Resources on Water Efficiency October 8, 2013 - 10:03am Addthis Many helpful resources about water efficiency are available. Also see Contacts. Federal Resources Reverse Osmosis Optimization Technology Evaluation: -This FEMP technology evaluation assesses techniques for optimizing reverse osmosis systems to increase system performance and water efficiency. Side Stream Filtration for Cooling Towers (Full Report): Comprehensive document assessing side stream filtration options for cooling towers, with an objective to assess key attributes that optimize energy and water savings along with providing information on specific technology and implementation options. Technical Evaluation of Side Stream Filtration for Cooling Towers (Fact

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Bridging the Efficiency Gap: Commercial Packaged Rooftop Air Conditioners  

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Bridging Bridging the Efficiency Gap: Commercial Packaged Rooftop Air Conditioners John Shugars, Consultant Philip Coleman, Lawrence BerkeleyNational Laboratory ChristopherPayne, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Laura Van Wie McGrory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ABSTRACT The energy efficiency ofmany products has increased markedly over the past decade. A conspicuous exception to this trend is commercial packaged rooftop air conditioners, which have experiencedlittle to no efficiency improvement since 1992 when the Energy Policy Act of 1992 imposed federal minimum standards. Packaged rooftop units have been estimated to use on the order of76 billion kWh annually in the US, at a cost ofroughly $5.6 billion. Sales of these units are growing, and the majority of units sold have energy efficiency ratios (EERs) at orjust above the current national minimum efficiency

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Estimation of the Energy and Capacity Savings in Texas from Appliance Efficiency Standards  

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The purpose of this presentation will be to assess the technical potential for energy and capacity savings in Texas by the year 2006 by the statewide adoption of minimum appliance efficiency standards equivalent to those recently adopted...

Verdict, M.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … High-Efficiency Window Air Conditioners  

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inexpensive, portable, and can be installed by inexpensive, portable, and can be installed by home occupants, making them a good solution for supplemental cooling, for installing air conditioning in homes that lack ductwork, and for renters. As a result, 7.5 million window air conditioners are purchased each year in the United States-more than all other home cooling equipment combined. However, a window air conditioner is required to meet only modest minimum efficiency standards, and its typical installation in a window causes air leakage, which significantly reduces the equipment's performance. To measure the impact these products have on home energy use, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) studied the performance of one 10-year-old and three new window air conditioners in a range of

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Building America Top Innovations 2013 Profile … High-Efficiency Window Air Conditioners  

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an inexpensive, portable form of spot cooling, an inexpensive, portable form of spot cooling, making them a good solution for supplemental cooling, for air conditioning in homes that lack ductwork, and for renters. As a result, 7.5 million window air conditioners are purchased each year in the United States-more than all other home cooling equipment combined. However, window air conditioners have low minimum efficiency standards, and their installation typically results in air leakage, which significantly reduces the equipment's performance. To measure the impact these products have on home energy use, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) studied the performance of one 10-year-old and three new window air conditioners in a range of climates and conditions at NREL's Advanced Heating, Ventilation, and

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Bridging the Efficiency Gap: Commercial Packaged Rooftop Air Conditioners  

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Bridging the Efficiency Gap: Commercial Packaged Rooftop Air Conditioners Bridging the Efficiency Gap: Commercial Packaged Rooftop Air Conditioners Title Bridging the Efficiency Gap: Commercial Packaged Rooftop Air Conditioners Publication Type Conference Proceedings Year of Publication 2000 Authors Shugars, John, Philip Coleman, Christopher T. Payne, and Laura Van Wie McGrory Conference Name Proceedings from the 2000 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings Volume 10 Pagination 217-226 Date Published 01/2000 Abstract The energy efficiency ofmany products has increased markedly over the past decade. A conspicuous exception to this trend is commercialpackaged rooftop air conditioners, which have experiencedlittle to no efficiency improvement since 1992 when the Energy Policy Act of 1992 imposed federal minimum standards. Packaged rooftop units have been estimated to use on the order of76 billion kWh annually in the US, at a cost ofroughly $5.6 billion. Sales of these units are growing, and the majority of units sold have energy efficiency ratios (EERs) at orjust above the current national minimum efficiency standards. In this paper we document the static efficiencies ofcommercialpackaged air conditioners, explore the reasons behindthis efficiency gap, and assess opportunities for overcoming the barriers to efficiency improvements in these products.

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MINIMUM EMITTANCE LATTICE FOR SYNCHROTRON RADIATION STORAGE RINGS  

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MINIMUM EMITTANCE LATTICE FOR MINIMUM EMITTANCE LATTICE FOR SYNCHROTRON RADIATION STORAGE RINGS 1. C. Teng ANL/FNAL LS-17 L. Teng March 18, 1985 The natural emittance of an electron beam in a storage ring is given by (see e.g., M. Sands, SLAC 21) (1) where Cq =~~= 3.832 x 10-l3 m 32/3 mc J x partition factor in the bending plane y = total energy in mc 2 uni ts p orbit radius in bending magnets (assumed the same in all magne ts) H yn 2 - + 2ann ' + Bn I 2 ( a, B, Y = betatron functions ) n, n I dispersion functions <> = averaging over bending magnets We shall calculate for each bending magnet, then average over all magnets. 2 A. General Expression for H This can be calculated in a straightforward manner, but we can save a great deal of arithmetic with some preliminary formal analytical

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The minimum-uncertainty coherent states for Landau levels  

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The Glauber minimum-uncertainty coherent states with two variables for Landau levels, based on the representation of Weyl-Heisenberg algebra by two different modes, have been studied about four decades ago. Here, we introduce new two-variable coherent states with minimum uncertainty relationship for Landau levels in three different methods: the infinite unitary representation of su(1, 1) is realized in two different methods, first, by consecutive levels with the same energy gaps and also with the same value for z-angular momentum quantum number, then, by shifting z-angular momentum mode number by two units while the energy level remaining the same. Besides, for su(2), whether by lowest Landau levels or Landau levels with lowest z-angular momentum, just one finite unitary representation is introduced. Having constructed the generalized Klauder-Perelomov coherent states, for any of the three representations, we obtain their Glauber coherency by displacement operator of Weyl-Heisenberg algebra.

Dehghani, A. [Physics Department, Payame Noor University, P. O. Box 19395-4697 Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Fakhri, H. [Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Tabriz, P. O. Box 51666-16471 Tabriz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Mojaveri, B. [Department of Physics, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, P. O. Box 51745-406 Tabriz (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

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The Energy-Dependence of GRB Minimum Variability Timescales  

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We constrain the minimum variability timescales for 938 GRBs observed by the Fermi/GBM instrument prior to July 11, 2012. The tightest constraints on progenitor radii derived from these timescales are obtained from light curves in the hardest energy channel. In the softer bands -- or from measurements of the same GRBs in the hard X-rays from Swift -- we show that variability timescales tend to be a factor 2--3 longer. Applying a survival analysis to account for detections and upper limits, we find median minimum timescale in the rest frame for long-duration and short-duration GRBs of 45 ms and 10 ms, respectively. Fewer than 10% of GRBs show evidence for variability on timescales below 2 ms. These shortest timescales require Lorentz factors $\\gtrsim 400$ and imply typical emission radii $R \\approx 1 {\\times} 10^{14}$ cm for long-duration GRBs and $R \\approx 3 {\\times} 10^{13}$ cm for short-duration GRBs. We discuss implications for the GRB fireball model and investigate whether GRB minimum timescales evolve w...

Golkhou, V Zach; Littlejohns, Owen M

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Indianola Municipal Utilities - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program |  

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Indianola Municipal Utilities - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Indianola Municipal Utilities - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Indianola Municipal Utilities - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Maximum Rebate Central AC: $250 maximum; 10 unit maximum per customer per year Commercial Lighting: $5,000 per customer per year Air Source Heat Pumps: $500 maximum; 10 units per customer per year Geothermal Heat Pumps: $1,000 maximum, 5 units per customer per year Program Info State Iowa Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Central AC: $100/unit; $50 for each SEER above minimum Commercial Lighting: $2 - $25/fixture depending on type and efficiency

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Designing Energy-Efficient Fetch Engines  

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Designing Energy-Efficient Fetch Engines Michele Co Department of Computer Science University · Results · Summary #12;3 Introduction · Energy efficiency ­ Balance power and performance (runtime) · Fetch & Ranganathan] #12;7 Why Study Fetch Engine Energy Efficiency? · High fetch bandwidth mechanisms ­ Rotenberg, et

Co, Michele

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Energy Efficiency Program and Market Trends  

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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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Appliance/Equipment Efficiency Standards | Open Energy Information  

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Appliance/Equipment Efficiency Standards Appliance/Equipment Efficiency Standards Jump to: navigation, search Many states have established minimum efficiency standards for certain appliances and equipment. In these states, the retail sale of appliances and equipment that do not meet the established standards is prohibited. The federal government has also established efficiency standards for certain appliances and equipment. When both the federal government and a state have adopted efficiency standards for the same type of appliance or equipment, the federal standard overrides the state standard even if the state standard is stricter. [1] Appliance/Equipment Efficiency Standards Incentives CSV (rows 1 - 14) Incentive Incentive Type Place Applicable Sector Eligible Technologies Active Appliance Efficiency Regulations (California) Appliance/Equipment Efficiency Standards California Yes

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Energy efficient data centers  

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

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Simulation of High Efficiency Clean Combustion Engines and Detailed...  

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ongoing work exploring fuel chemistry, analysis of and improving simulation methodologies for high efficiency clean combustion regimes, and computational performance...

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Minimum information about a marker gene sequence (MIMARKS) and minimum information about any (x) sequence (MIxS) specifications.  

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Here we present a standard developed by the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) for reporting marker gene sequences - the minimum information about a marker gene sequence (MIMARKS). We also introduce a system for describing the environment from which a biological sample originates. The 'environmental packages' apply to any genome sequence of known origin and can be used in combination with MIMARKS and other GSC checklists. Finally, to establish a unified standard for describing sequence data and to provide a single point of entry for the scientific community to access and learn about GSC checklists, we present the minimum information about any (x) sequence (MIxS). Adoption of MIxS will enhance our ability to analyze natural genetic diversity documented by massive DNA sequencing efforts from myriad ecosystems in our ever-changing biosphere.

Yilmaz, P.; Kottmann, R.; Field, D.; Knight, R.; Cole, J. R.; Amaral-Zettler, L.; Gilbert, J. A. (CLS-CI); ( MCS); (Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics Group, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany); (Jacombs University Bremen gGmbH, Bremen, Germany); (Natural Environment Research Council Environmental Bioinformatics Centre, Wallington CEH); (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado); (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, San Francisco, California); (Ribosomal Database Project, Michigan State University)

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Off-Balance Sheet Financing for Industrial Energy Efficiency Projects  

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Traditionally, energy efficiency projects have been financed by energy service companies (ESCOs) under a shared savings arrangement known as performance contracting. Essentially, performance contracting packages engineering, procurement...

Williams, S. J.

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Enabling Detailed Energy Analyses via the Technology Performance Exchange: Preprint  

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One of the key tenets to increasing adoption of energy efficiency solutions in the built environment is improving confidence in energy performance. Current industry practices make extensive use of predictive modeling, often via the use of sophisticated hourly or sub-hourly energy simulation programs, to account for site-specific parameters (e.g., climate zone, hours of operation, and space type) and arrive at a performance estimate. While such methods are highly precise, they invariably provide less than ideal accuracy due to a lack of high-quality, foundational energy performance input data. The Technology Performance Exchange was constructed to allow the transparent sharing of foundational, product-specific energy performance data, and leverages significant, external engineering efforts and a modular architecture to efficiently identify and codify the minimum information necessary to accurately predict product energy performance. This strongly-typed database resource represents a novel solution to a difficult and established problem. One of the most exciting benefits is the way in which the Technology Performance Exchange's application programming interface has been leveraged to integrate contributed foundational data into the Building Component Library. Via a series of scripts, data is automatically translated and parsed into the Building Component Library in a format that is immediately usable to the energy modeling community. This paper (1) presents a high-level overview of the project drivers and the structure of the Technology Performance Exchange; (2) offers a detailed examination of how technologies are incorporated and translated into powerful energy modeling code snippets; and (3) examines several benefits of this robust workflow.

Studer, D.; Fleming, K.; Lee, E.; Livingood, W.

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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International Comparative Analysis of Appliance Efficiency Standards &  

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International Comparative Analysis of Appliance Efficiency Standards & International Comparative Analysis of Appliance Efficiency Standards & Labeling Programs: Implications for China Title International Comparative Analysis of Appliance Efficiency Standards & Labeling Programs: Implications for China Publication Type Conference Proceedings Year of Publication 2012 Authors Zhou, Nan, Nina Zheng, David Fridley, and John Romankiewicz Conference Name ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings Date Published 06/2012 Publisher American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Keywords appliance, china, china energy, china energy group, energy analysis and environmental impacts department, energy efficiency, policy studies, standards and labeling program Abstract As a growing consumer of household appliances, lighting and electronic products, China has seen a steady rise in residential electricity use with 13% average annual growth since the 1980s. Over the last twenty years, China has implemented a series of new minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and mandatory and voluntary energy labels to improve appliance energy efficiency. As China begins planning for the next phase of standards and labeling (S&L) program development under the 12th Five Year Plan, an evaluation of recent program developments and future directions is undertaken by drawing upon the experiences and lessons learned of key international S&L program development. Specifically, this study provides in-depth review and comparative analysis of the development and recent advancements in the U.S. MEPS and Energy Star, Australia MEPS and Energy Label, European Union MEPS and Eco-Design Label and Japanese Top Runner programs with China's S&L program. The international comparative analysis focuses on key elements of S&L development including stakeholder participation, program resources, data collection and availability, analytical methods, as well as program implementation and enforcement mechanisms. This study finds that adequate program resources from national and local levels, wide-ranging stakeholder participation, incorporation of various technical and economic analyses in standards development, and program impact evaluations are key features of successful S&L programs and have room for improvement in China. At the same time, however, China has become more proactive than some international programs in areas such as launching check-testing, laboratory round-robin testing and compliance verification for S&L programs.

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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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San Isabel Electric Association - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate  

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San Isabel Electric Association - Residential Energy Efficiency San Isabel Electric Association - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program San Isabel Electric Association - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Program Info State Colorado Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Marathon Water Heaters: $175 Marathon Water Heaters w/ SIEA Load Control Program: $425 Electric Water Heater (minimum 30 gallon): $100 Washers: $80 Dryer w/ Moisture Sensor: $50 Dishwashers: $60 Refrigerators: $90 Freezers: $90 ETS Room Units: $72 - $180 ETS Furnaces: $432 - $768 Provider San Isabel Electric Association San Isabel Electric Association (SIEA) provides incentives for its residential customers to install energy efficient equipment. Rebates are

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JEA - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program | Department of Energy  

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JEA - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program JEA - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program JEA - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Other Heat Pumps Heating Commercial Lighting Lighting Insulation Water Heating Maximum Rebate Custom: Rebates capped at 50% of cost with a 2.0 year payback General/Custom: $300,000 per customer per program year Program Info State Florida Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Chillers: $5/ton (additional rebates available for units that exceed minimum efficiency requirement) Three Phase AC: $25 - $40/ton Three Phase Heat Pump: $20 - $30/ton

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Tri-County Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficient Water Heater Rebate  

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Tri-County Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficient Water Heater Tri-County Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficient Water Heater Rebate Program Tri-County Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficient Water Heater Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Program Info State Texas Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount $75 Provider Tri-County Electric Cooperative Tri-County Electric Cooperative offers a $75 rebate on the purchase of energy-efficient electric water heaters. The rebate is valid for new or replacement units which have an Energy Factor Rating of 0.90 or higher. The minimum tank size is 40 gallons, with a minimum 4,500 watt heating element. For validation purposes, a copy of the sales or installation receipt must accompany the [http://www.tcectexas.com/Forms/water%20heater%20rebate%20form.pdf

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Kentucky Utilities Company - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program  

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Kentucky Utilities Company - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Kentucky Utilities Company - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Kentucky) Kentucky Utilities Company - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Kentucky) < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Heat Pumps Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Program Info State Kentucky Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Heat Pump Water Heater: $300 Refrigerator: $100 Freezer: $50 Clothes Washer: $75 Dishwasher: $50 Window Film: 50% of material cost, up to $200 Central AC: $100, plus $100 for each SEER above minimum federal high efficiency standard Air-Source Heat Pump: $100, plus $100 for each SEER above minimum federal

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Louisville Gas and Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program  

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Louisville Gas and Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Louisville Gas and Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Kentucky) Louisville Gas and Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Kentucky) < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Heat Pumps Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Program Info State Kentucky Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Heat Pump Water Heater: $300 Refrigerator: $100 Freezer: $50 Clothes Washer: $75 Dishwasher: $50 Window Film: 50% of material cost, up to $200 Central AC: $100, plus $100 for each SEER above minimum federal high efficiency standard Air-Source Heat Pump: $100, plus $100 for each SEER above minimum federal

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Energy Efficient Computing at NERSC  

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Green Flash Exascale Computing Performance & Monitoring Tools Petascale Initiative Science Gateway Development Storage and I/O Technologies Design Forward Home » R & D » Energy Efficient Computing Energy Efficient Computing Energy Monitoring to Improve Efficiency NERSC has instrumented its machine room with state-of-the-art wireless monitoring technology from SynapSense. To date, the center has installed 834 sensors, which gather information on variables important to machine room operation, including air temperature, pressure, and humidity. The sensors signal temperature changes and NERSC has already seen benefits in center reliability. For example, after cabinets of a large, decommissioned system were shut down and removed, cold air pockets developed near

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NREL Solves Residential Window Air Conditioner Performance Limitations (Fact Sheet)  

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Comprehensive performance tests lead to enhanced modeling capability and affordable methods to increase energy efficiency.

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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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Top 10 Energy Efficiency Opportunities  

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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

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Energy efficient distillation Ivar J. Halvorsen a,*, Sigurd Skogestad b  

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Energy efficient distillation Ivar J. Halvorsen a,*, Sigurd Skogestad b a SINTEF ICT, Applied Keywords: Distillation Minimum energy Energy saving Dividing wall column Petlyuk arrangement Vmin-diagram a b s t r a c t Distillation is responsible for a significant amount of the energy consumption

Skogestad, Sigurd

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Little Green Codes: Energy-Efficient Short-Range Communication  

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Little Green Codes: Energy-Efficient Short-Range Communication Pulkit Grover and Anant Sahai, the optimizing rate for our bounds on the energy consumption of green codes converges to 1 in the context of AWGN energy as green codes. Classical information theoretic approach finds the minimum transmission energy

California at Irvine, University of

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Energy Performance Comparison of Heating and Air Conditioning Systems for Multi-Family Residential Buildings  

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The type of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system has a large impact on the heating and cooling energy consumption in multifamily residential buildings. This paper compares the energy performance of three HVAC systems: a direct expansion (DX) split system, a split air source heat pump (ASHP) system, and a closed-loop water source heat pump (WSHP) system with a boiler and an evaporative fluid cooler as the central heating and cooling source. All three systems use gas furnace for heating or heating backup. The comparison is made in a number of scenarios including different climate conditions, system operation schemes and applicable building codes. It is found that with the minimum code-compliant equipment efficiency, ASHP performs the best among all scenarios except in extremely code climates. WSHP tends to perform better than the split DX system in cold climates but worse in hot climates.

Wang, Weimin; Zhang, Jian; Jiang, Wei; Liu, Bing

2011-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Cost-optimal Energy Performance Requirements for the Italian Residential Building Stock  

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Abstract Directive 2010/31/EU establishes that Member States must ensure that minimum energy performance requirements for buildings are set with a view to achieve cost-optimal levels. The paper presents a methodology for identifying the cost-optimal levels for the Italian residential building stock, following the Guidelines accompanying the Commission Delegated Regulation No. 244/2012. The methodology is applied to a reference building of the IEE-TABULA project and considering different energy efficiency measures. The energy performance and the global cost calculations are performed according to UNI/TS 11300 and UNI EN 15459, respectively. A new cost optimisation procedure based on a sequential search-optimisation technique considering discrete options is applied.

Vincenzo Corrado; Ilaria Ballarini; Simona Paduos

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Minimum Time Optimal Synthesis for a Control System on SU(2)  

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For the time optimal control on an invariant system on SU(2), with two independent controls and a bound on the norm of the control, the extremals of the maximum principle are explicit functions of time and the resulting differential equations can be explicitly integrated. We use this fact here to perform the optimal synthesis for these systems, i.e., find all optimal trajectories. As a consequence, we describe a simple method to find the minimum time control for every desired final condition. Although the Lie group SU(2) is three dimensional, optimal trajectories can be described in the unit disk of the complex plane. We find that a circular trajectory separates optimal trajectories that reach the boundary of the unit disk from the others. Inside this separatrix circle another trajectory (the critical trajectory) plays an important role in that all optimal trajectories end at an intersection with this curve. Our results are of interest to find the minimum time needed to achieve a given evolution of a two level quantum system.

Francesca Albertini; Domenico D'Alessandro

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The impact of minimum age of employment regulation on child labor and schooling  

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Promoting minimum age of employment regulation has been a centerpiece in child labor policy for the last 15 years. If enforced, minimum age regulation would change the age profile of paid child employment. Using micro-data ...

Edmonds, Eric V

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Energy-Efficient Broadcast and Multicast Trees for Reliable Wireless Communication Suman Banerjee, Archan Misra, Jihwang Yeo, Ashok Agrawala  

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1 Energy-Efficient Broadcast and Multicast Trees for Reliable Wireless Communication Suman Banerjee the transmission range. The problem of determining minimum aggregate transmission energy trees is known to be NP-Hard for the broadcast case [5]. Compu- tation of similar minimum energy multicast trees in wired en- vironments

Banerjee, Suman

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Minimum cost subset selection with two competing agents  

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This process proceeds in a fixed number of rounds. In every round each of .... from a centralized and static point of view and look for Pareto efficient solutions. Using the same ...... Optimal strategies for some team games, Discrete. Applied ...

2010-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient data IO for a Parallel Global Cloud Resolving Model  

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Execution of a Global Cloud Resolving Model (GCRM) at target resolutions of 2-4 km will generate, at a minimum, 10s of Gigabytes of data per variable per snapshot. Writing this data to disk without creating a serious bottleneck in the execution of the GCRM code while also supporting efficient post-execution data analysis is a significant challenge. This paper discusses an Input/Output (IO) application programmer interface (API) for the GCRM that efficiently moves data from the model to disk while maintaining support for community standard formats, avoiding the creation of very large numbers of files, and supporting efficient analysis. Several aspects of the API will be discussed in detail. First, we discuss the output data layout which linearizes the data in a consistent way that is independent of the number of processors used to run the simulation and provides a convenient format for subsequent analyses of the data. Second, we discuss the flexible API interface that enables modelers to easily add variables to the output stream by specifying where in the GCRM code these variables are located and to flexibly configure the choice of outputs and distribution of data across files. The flexibility of the API is designed to allow model developers to add new data fields to the output as the model develops and new physics is added and also provides a mechanism for allowing users of the GCRM code itself to adjust the output frequency and the number of fields written depending on the needs of individual calculations. Third, we describe the mapping to the NetCDF data model with an emphasis on the grid description. Fourth, we describe our messaging algorithms and IO aggregation strategies that are used to achieve high bandwidth while simultaneously writing concurrently from many processors to shared files. We conclude with initial performance results.

Palmer, Bruce J.; Koontz, Annette S.; Schuchardt, Karen L.; Heikes, Ross P.; Randall, David A.

2011-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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LANGMUIR WAVE ACTIVITY: COMPARING THE ULYSSES SOLAR MINIMUM AND SOLAR MAXIMUM ORBITS  

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). The top three panels correspond to the southern segment of the solar minimum orbit; repeated passesLANGMUIR WAVE ACTIVITY: COMPARING THE ULYSSES SOLAR MINIMUM AND SOLAR MAXIMUM ORBITS R. J at the electron plasma frequency) during the solar minimum and solar maximum orbits of Ulysses. At high latitudes

California at Berkeley, University of

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Anomalous electron density events in the quiet summer ionosphere at solar minimum over Millstone Hill  

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Anomalous electron density events in the quiet summer ionosphere at solar minimum over Millstone region ionosphere over Millstone Hill with calculations from the IZMIRAN model for solar minimum layer. This phenomenon occurs frequently in the quiet ionosphere at solar minimum during summer

Boyer, Edmond

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Magnetic Flux Transport Simulations of Solar Surface Magnetic Distributions During a Grand Minimum.  

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, Scotland, KY16 9SS. Abstract. It is well known that magnetic activity on the Sun modulates from one cycle strongly depend on the phase of the cycle in which the grand minimum starts and whether it lasts for an odd or even number of cycles. If the grand minimum starts around cycle minimum then a signi#12;cant amount

Mackay, Duncan

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Minimum Energy Consumption in Multicomponent Distillation. 3. More Than Three Products and Generalized Petlyuk Arrangements  

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Minimum Energy Consumption in Multicomponent Distillation. 3. More Than Three Products-component feed into M products has been derived. Interestingly, the minimum-energy solution in a complex solution of minimum energy for distillation of a multicomponent feed into multiple products has not been

Skogestad, Sigurd

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An On-demand Minimum Energy Routing Protocol for a Wireless Ad Hoc Network  

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An On-demand Minimum Energy Routing Protocol for a Wireless Ad Hoc Network Sheetalkumar Doshi of an on-demand minimum energy routing protocol and suggests mechanisms for their imple- mentation. We of an on-demand minimum energy routing protocol in terms of energy savings with an existing on-demand ad

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Buildings Performance Database  

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DOE Buildings Performance DOE Buildings Performance Database Paul Mathew Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory pamathew@lbl.gov (510) 486 5116 April 3, 2013 Standard Data Spec API 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: * Large-scale high-quality empirical data on building energy performance is critical to support decision- making and increase confidence in energy efficiency investments. * While there are a many potential sources for such data,

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Optimization of Operating Parameters for Minimum Mechanical Specific Energy in Drilling  

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Efficiency in drilling is measured by Mechanical Specific Energy (MSE). MSE is the measure of the amount of energy input required to remove a unit volume of rock, expressed in units of energy input divided by volume removed. It can be expressed mathematically in terms of controllable parameters; Weight on Bit, Torque, Rate of Penetration, and RPM. It is well documented that minimizing MSE by optimizing controllable factors results in maximum Rate of Penetration. Current methods for computing MSE make it possible to minimize MSE in the field only through a trial-and-error process. This work makes it possible to compute the optimum drilling parameters that result in minimum MSE. The parameters that have been traditionally used to compute MSE are interdependent. Mathematical relationships between the parameters were established, and the conventional MSE equation was rewritten in terms of a single parameter, Weight on Bit, establishing a form that can be minimized mathematically. Once the optimum Weight on Bit was determined, the interdependent relationship that Weight on Bit has with Torque and Penetration per Revolution was used to determine optimum values for those parameters for a given drilling situation. The improved method was validated through laboratory experimentation and analysis of published data. Two rock types were subjected to four treatments each, and drilled in a controlled laboratory environment. The method was applied in each case, and the optimum parameters for minimum MSE were computed. The method demonstrated an accurate means to determine optimum drilling parameters of Weight on Bit, Torque, and Penetration per Revolution. A unique application of micro-cracking is also presented, which demonstrates that rock failure ahead of the bit is related to axial force more than to rotation speed.

Hamrick, Todd

2011-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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The influence of energy audits on the energy efficiency investments of private owner-occupied households in the Netherlands  

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Abstract Energy audits are promoted as an effective tool to drive investment in energy efficiency measures in the residential sector. Despite operating in many countries for several decades details of the impact of audits are mixed. The aim of research presented here is to explore the role of audits on investment in energy efficiency measures by private owner-occupied householders in the Netherlands. Results showed that the main influence of the energy audit was to confirm information held by householders. A significant portion of audit recommendations was ignored, the main reason being that householders considered their dwellings to be adequately energy efficient. A comparison of audit recipients to non-recipients showed that audit recipients did not adopt, plan to adopt or invest in more energy efficiency measures than non-recipients. In fact non-recipients adopted more and invested more in measures. It is concluded that energy based renovation is driven by householder perception of comfort and acceptable outlay on energy bills and not necessarily to expert technical tailored information on the potential to reduce CO2 emissions and environmental impact. Results support arguments for minimum energy efficiency standards and performance based incentives.

Lorraine Murphy

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Energy Efficient, Environmentally Friendly Refrigerants  

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a Testing in the Vapor Compression Test Loop at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) gave 20-25% higher energy efficiency for Ikon B compared to R-22, but at 40-50% lower volumetric capacity. CONCLUSIONS A new high-performance, environmentally...

Nimitz, J.; Glass, S.; Dhooge, P. M.

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Contracting Officer Warrant Requirements Function Experience Minimum Training Continuous Learning  

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ACMP Flash 2011-62 ACMP Flash 2011-62 Contracting Officer Warrant Requirements Function Experience Minimum Training Continuous Learning GS-1105s with a warrant for purchases up to $25,000 At least 6 months of Government Purchase Card experience Certified to Level I in the ACMP Purchasing Program 80 hours every two years GS-1105s with a warrant for purchases $25,000 up to the simplified acquisition threshold At least 1 year of Government Purchase Card experience Certified to Level II in the ACMP Purchasing Program 80 hours every two years GS-1105s with a warrant for purchases over the simplified acquisition threshold At least 5 years of progressively complex contracting experience Certified to Level III in the ACMP Purchasing Program 80 hours every two years

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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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Appliance Efficiency Standards and Price Discrimination  

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Appliance Efficiency Standards and Price Discrimination Appliance Efficiency Standards and Price Discrimination Title Appliance Efficiency Standards and Price Discrimination Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-6283E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Spurlock, Anna C. Date Published 05/2013 Keywords EES-EG Abstract I explore the effects of two simultaneous changes in minimum energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR standards for clothes washers. Adapting the Mussa and Rosen (1978) and Ronnen (1991) second-degree price discrimination model, I demonstrate that clothes washer prices and menus adjusted to the new standards in patterns consistent with a market in which firms had been price discriminating. In particular, I show evidence of discontinuous price drops at the time the standards were imposed, driven largely by mid-low efficiency segments of the market. The price discrimination model predicts this result. On the other hand, in a perfectly competition market, prices should increase for these market segments. Additionally, new models proliferated in the highest efficiency market segment following the standard changes. Finally, I show that firms appeared to use different adaptation strategies at the two instances of the standards

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AbstractAbstract Improving efficiency of thermoelectric  

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-classical transport models used to predict ZT can effectively predict thermoelectric performance of bulk materials Material PerformanceThermoelectric Material Performance 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000AbstractAbstract · Improving efficiency of thermoelectric energy conversion devices is a major

Walker, D. Greg

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SourceGas - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program | Department of  

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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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Atmos Energy - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program | Department of Energy  

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

Atmos Energy - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Atmos Energy - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Atmos Energy - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Ventilation Manufacturing Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Maximum Rebate Miscellaneous Hot Water Insulation and Infiltration Measures: minimum purchase of $40 Programmable Thermostats: 2/account Program Info State Colorado Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount '''Residential and Small Commercial''' Furnace: $200-$300 Boiler: $150 Proper Sizing of Furnaces/Boilers: $50 Storage Water Heater: $50 Tankless Water Heater: $300 Programmable Thermostat: $25 Furnace Maintenance: $40

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Loveland Water and Power - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency  

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

Commercial and Industrial Energy Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Loveland Water and Power - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Cooling Manufacturing Other Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate $50,000 per year Program Info State Colorado Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Lighting: See Program Website Cooling Efficiency Room AC: $50 - $110/ton, plus $3.50 - $5.00 for each 0.1 above minimum SEER, IEER, or EER Economizer: $250 Motion Sensor Controls: $75 Building Envelope Window Replacement: $1.50/sq. ft.

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Tillamook County PUD - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program |  

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

Tillamook County PUD - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Tillamook County PUD - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Tillamook County PUD - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Appliances & Electronics Sealing Your Home Ventilation Manufacturing Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Program Info Expiration Date Rebate program is a limited time offer based on availability of funds and is subject to change without notice. State Oregon Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Water Heaters (minimum of a ten-year warranty): $25 Clothes Washers: $70 Refrigerators/Freezers: $15 Dishwashers: $25

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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

322

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...

323

SM Energy-Efficient  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

324

Performance Contracting for Public Sector Improvement Projects  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Johnson Controls Building Efficiency | Solutions A.Denise Malloy Solutions Account Executive December 18, 2013 Alternative Financing for Energy Efficiency Performance Contracting ESL-KT-13-12-41 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency... Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 2 Johnson Controls Confidential Overview ? What is Performance Contracting? ? What is the Performance Contracting Process? ? When does Performance Contracting Work Best? ? Government Entity ? ESCO ? 3rd Party...

Mallory, A. D.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

"Maximum recycling of Material and Energy, Minimum of Landfilling"  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

in "Recycling". "Waste-to-Energy" is now defined as Recycling, when energy efficiency is > 0,65 Prevention Reuse Recycling and Waste-to Energy? #12;6 European Policies on Landfill Ban The EU Landfill Directive The amount Ban decided upon in 2000, in force in 2005. A very strong effect, with a strong increase of Waste-to-Energy

Columbia University

326

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

327

Cost and performance analysis of concentrating solar power systems with integrated latent thermal energy storage  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Integrating TES (thermal energy storage) in a CSP (concentrating solar power) plant allows for continuous operation even during times when solar irradiation is not available, thus providing a reliable output to the grid. In the present study, the cost and performance models of an EPCM-TES (encapsulated phase change material thermal energy storage) system and HP-TES (latent thermal storage system with embedded heat pipes) are integrated with a CSP power tower system model utilizing Rankine and s-CO2 (supercritical carbon-dioxide) power conversion cycles, to investigate the dynamic TES-integrated plant performance. The influence of design parameters of the storage system on the performance of a 200 MWe capacity power tower CSP plant is studied to establish design envelopes that satisfy the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative requirements, which include a round-trip annualized exergetic efficiency greater than 95%, storage cost less than $15/kWht and LCE (levelized cost of electricity) less than 6 ¢/kWh. From the design windows, optimum designs of the storage system based on minimum LCE, maximum exergetic efficiency, and maximum capacity factor are reported and compared with the results of two-tank molten salt storage system. Overall, the study presents the first effort to construct and analyze LTES (latent thermal energy storage) integrated CSP plant performance that can help assess the impact, cost and performance of LTES systems on power generation from molten salt power tower CSP plant.

K. Nithyanandam; R. Pitchumani

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Technical and economic analysis of energy efficiency of Chinese room air conditioners  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

China has experienced tremendous growth in the production and sales of room air conditioners over the last decade. Although minimum room air conditioner energy efficiency standards have been in effect since 1989, no efforts were made during most of the 1990's to update the standard to be more reflective of current market conditions. In 1999, China's State Bureau of Technical Supervision (SBTS) included in their annual plan the development and revision of the 1989 room air conditioner standard, and experts from SBTS worked together with LBNL to analyze the new standards. Based on the engineering and life cycle-cost analyses performed, the most predominant type of room air conditioner in the Chinese market (split-type with a cooling capacity between 2500 and 4500 W (8500 Btu/h and 15,300Btu/h)) can have its efficiency increased cost-effectively to an energy efficiency ratio (EER) of 2.92 W/W (9.9 Btu/hr/W). If an EER standard of 2.92 W/W became effective in 2001, Chinese consumers would be estimated to save over 3.5 billion Yuan (420 million U.S. dollars) over the period of 2001-2020. Carbon emissions over the same period would be reduced by approximately 12 million metric tonnes.

Fridley, David G.; Rosenquist, Gregory; Jiang, Lin; Li, Aixian; Xin, Dingguo; Cheng, Jianhong

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Maryland Efficiency Program Options  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

330

Energy Efficient Buildings Hub  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

331

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 NY-City-Syracuse Location: City Syracuse NY American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description: 1) Develop energy efficiency and conservation strategy, conduct audits, and perform benchmarking/pilot

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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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Cash Flow Impacts of Industrial Steam Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Steam efficiency is a major opportunity for manufacturers to boost financial performance in an increasingly competitive environment. An immediate policy challenge is to raise manufacturers' awareness of these opportunities. A major barrier...

Russell, C.

334

Design Enhancements To Improve Flare Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Two flare systems used at separate units within a larger chemical complex were modified to improve overall performance and efficiency. One system was a standard enclosed ground flare; the other was a less-conventional horizontal ground flare system...

Dooley, K. A.; McLeod, G. M.; Lorenz, M. D.

335

Geothermal heating retrofit at the Utah State Prison Minimum Security Facility. Final report, March 1979-January 1986  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report is a summary of progress and results of the Utah State Prison Geothermal Space Heating Project. Initiated in 1978 by the Utah State Energy Office and developed with assistance from DOE's Division of Geothermal and Hydropower Technologies PON program, final construction was completed in 1984. The completed system provides space and water heating for the State Prison's Minimum Security Facility. It consists of an artesian flowing geothermal well, plate heat exchangers, and underground distribution pipeline that connects to the existing hydronic heating system in the State Prison's Minimum Security Facility. Geothermal water disposal consists of a gravity drain line carrying spent geothermal water to a cooling pond which discharges into the Jordan River, approximately one mile from the well site. The system has been in operation for two years with mixed results. Continuing operation and maintenance problems have reduced the expected seasonal operation from 9 months per year to 3 months. Problems with the Minimum Security heating system have reduced the expected energy contribution by approximately 60%. To date the system has saved the prison approximately $18,060. The total expenditure including resource assessment and development, design, construction, performance verification, and reporting is approximately $827,558.

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1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Verification of the Taylor (minimum energy) state in a spheromak  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Experimental measurements of the equilibrium in the S?1 spheromak [M. Yamada J. Sinnis H. P. Furth M. Okabayashi G. Sheffield T. H. Stix and A. M. M. Todd in P r o c e e d i n g s o f t h e U S?J a p a n S y m p o s i u m o n C o m p a c t T o r u s e s a n d E n e r g e t i c P a r t i c l e I n j e c t i o n (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Princeton NJ 1979) p. 171] by use of magnetic probes inside the plasma show that the final magnetic equilibrium is one that has relaxed close to the Taylor (minimum?energy) state even though the plasma is far from that state during formation. The comparison is made by calculating the two?dimensional ? profile of the plasma from the probe data where ? is defined as ?0? j ?/B. Measurements using a triple Langmuir probe proved evidence to support the conclusion that the pressure gradients in the relaxed state are confined to the edge region of the plasma.

G. W. Hart; A. Janos; D. D. Meyerhofer; M. Yamada

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Minimum error discrimination between similarity-transformed quantum states  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Using the well-known necessary and sufficient conditions for minimum error discrimination (MED), we extract an equivalent form for the MED conditions. In fact, by replacing the inequalities corresponding to the MED conditions with an equivalent but more suitable and convenient identity, the problem of mixed state discrimination with optimal success probability is solved. Moreover, we show that the mentioned optimality conditions can be viewed as a Helstrom family of ensembles under some circumstances. Using the given identity, MED between N similarity transformed equiprobable quantum states is investigated. In the case that the unitary operators are generating a set of irreducible representation, the optimal set of measurements and corresponding maximum success probability of discrimination can be determined precisely. In particular, it is shown that for equiprobable pure states, the optimal measurement strategy is the square-root measurement (SRM), whereas for the mixed states, SRM is not optimal. In the case that the unitary operators are reducible, there is no closed-form formula in the general case, but the procedure can be applied in each case in accordance to that case. Finally, we give the maximum success probability of optimal discrimination for some important examples of mixed quantum states, such as generalized Bloch sphere m-qubit states, spin-j states, particular nonsymmetric qudit states, etc.

Jafarizadeh, M. A. [Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, University of Tabriz, Tabriz 51664 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Tehran 19395-1795 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Research Institute for Fundamental Sciences, Tabriz 51664 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Sufiani, R. [Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, University of Tabriz, Tabriz 51664 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Tehran 19395-1795 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Mazhari Khiavi, Y. [Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, University of Tabriz, Tabriz 51664 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

339

Functionalization of Graphene for Efficient Energy Conversion and Storage  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Functionalization of Graphene for Efficient Energy Conversion and Storage ... Although the efficiency of energy conversion and storage devices depends on a variety of factors, their overall performance strongly relies on the structure and properties of the component materials. ...

Liming Dai

2012-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Efficiency Solar Cogeneration with TPV & Fiber-Optic Daylighting...  

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

High-Efficiency Solar Cogeneration with TPV & Fiber-Optic Daylighting High-Efficiency Solar Cogeneration with TPV & Fiber-Optic Daylighting Lead Performer: Creative Light Source,...

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341

Energy Efficiency - Assessment and Analysis of Energy Consumption at TAMK Kuntokatu 3 Campus.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??The energy efficiency assessment, implemented at Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Kuntokatu 3 campus, investigated the efficiency performance of the campus buildings. Facility Assessment is… (more)

Emuraishe, Irikefe

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

High Performance Window Attachments  

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

High Performance Window High Performance Window Attachments D. Charlie Curcija Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory dccurcija@lbl.gov 510-495-2602 April 4, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Impact of Project: * Motivate manufacturers to make improvements in Window systems U-Factors, SHGC and daylighting utilization * Increase awareness of benefits from energy efficient window attachments Problem Statement: * A wide range of residential window attachments are available, but they have widely unknown

343

High Performance New Construction  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Funding for Efficient New Buildings through Integrated Project Delivery and High Performance Design-Build Case Study Rolling Plains New Medical Office Building Michael Flores McKinstry mflores@mckinstry.com 469-789-9920 1 ESL-KT-13-12-40 CATEE..., San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 Objectives • Explain how High Performance Design Build / Integrated Project Delivery (HPDB/IPD) differs from alternative project delivery methods (and why it is usually better!) • Identify the key participants in High...

Flores, M.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing a minimum-functionality neutron and gamma measurement instrument with a focus on authentication  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

During the design and construction of the Next-Generation Attribute-Measurement System, which included a largely commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), nondestructive assay (NDA) system, we realized that commercial NDA equipment tends to include numerous features that are not required for an attribute-measurement system. Authentication of the hardware, firmware, and software in these instruments is still required, even for those features not used in this application. However, such a process adds to the complexity, cost, and time required for authentication. To avoid these added authenticat ion difficulties, we began to design NDA systems capable of performing neutron multiplicity and gamma-ray spectrometry measurements by using simplified hardware and software that avoids unused features and complexity. This paper discusses one possible approach to this design: A hardware-centric system that attempts to perform signal analysis as much as possible in the hardware. Simpler processors and minimal firmware are used because computational requirements are kept to a bare minimum. By hard-coding the majority of the device's operational parameters, we could cull large sections of flexible, configurable hardware and software found in COTS instruments, thus yielding a functional core that is more straightforward to authenticate.

Karpius, Peter J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Williams, Richard B [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Minimum Cost Path Problem for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Feb 4, 2014 ... Abstract: We introduce a practically important and theoretically challenging problem: finding the minimum cost path for plug-in hybrid electric ...

Okan Arslan

2014-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

346

Preston Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program |  

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

Preston Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Preston Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Preston Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Lighting: See program website Room A/C: $25, plus $25 for recycling an old, working unit Central A/C: $100 - $200, plus additional rebate for efficiency ratings above 14.5 SEER Air Source Heat Pump:$100 - $200, plus additional rebate for efficiency ratings above 14.5 SEER Geothermal Heat Pump:$200/ton, plus $25/ton for every 1 EER above minimum required EER Appliances

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Lake City Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program |  

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

Lake City Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Lake City Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Lake City Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Lighting: Varies, see program website Room A/C: $25, plus $25 for recycling an old, working unit Central A/C: $100 - $200, plus additional rebate for efficiency ratings above 14.5 SEER Air Source Heat Pump:$100 - $200, plus additional rebate for efficiency ratings above 14.5 SEER Geothermal Heat Pump:$200/ton, plus $25/ton for every 1 EER above minimum required EER Refrigerators: $25, plus $50 for recycling an old, working unit

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Mora Municipal Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program |  

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

Mora Municipal Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Mora Municipal Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Mora Municipal Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Lighting: See program website Room A/C: $25, plus $25 for recycling an old, working unit Central A/C: $100 - $200, plus additional rebate for efficiency ratings above 14.5 SEER Air Source Heat Pump: $100 - $200, plus additional rebate for efficiency ratings above 14.5 SEER Geothermal Heat Pump: $200/ton, plus $25/ton for every 1 EER above minimum required EER

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Litchfield Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program  

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

Litchfield Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Litchfield Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Litchfield Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Room A/C: $25, plus $25 for recycling an old, working unit Central A/C: $100 - $200, plus additional rebate for efficiency ratings above 14.5 SEER Air Source Heat Pump:$100 - $200, plus additional rebate for efficiency ratings above 14.5 SEER Geothermal Heat Pump:$200/ton, plus $25/ton for every 1 EER above minimum required EER Appliances Refrigerators: $25, plus $50 for recycling an old, working unit

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Fairmont Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program |  

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

Fairmont Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Fairmont Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Fairmont Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Lighting: See program website Room A/C: $25, plus $25 for recycling an old, working unit Central A/C: $100 - $200, plus additional rebate for efficiency ratings above 14.5 SEER Air Source Heat Pump: $100 - $200, plus additional rebate for efficiency ratings above 14.5 SEER Geothermal Heat Pump: $200/ton, plus $25/ton for every 1 EER above minimum required EER

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Saint Peter Municipal Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate  

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

Saint Peter Municipal Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Saint Peter Municipal Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Saint Peter Municipal Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Local Government Nonprofit Residential State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Lighting: See program website Room A/C: $25, plus $25 for recycling an old, working unit Central A/C: $100 - $200, plus additional rebate for efficiency ratings above 14.5 SEER Air Source Heat Pump:$100 - $200, plus additional rebate for efficiency ratings above 14.5 SEER Geothermal Heat Pump:$200/ton, plus $25/ton for every 1 EER above minimum

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Wells Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program |  

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

Wells Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Wells Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Wells Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Lighting: See program website Room A/C: $25, plus $25 for recycling an old, working unit Central A/C: $100 - $200, plus additional rebate for efficiency ratings above 14.5 SEER Air Source Heat Pump:$100 - $200, plus additional rebate for efficiency ratings above 14.5 SEER Geothermal Heat Pump:$200/ton, plus $25/ton for every 1 EER above minimum required EER Appliances

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Blooming Prairie Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate  

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

Blooming Prairie Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Blooming Prairie Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Blooming Prairie Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Lighting: See program website Room A/C: $25, plus $25 for recycling an old, working unit Central A/C: $100 - $200, plus additional rebate for efficiency ratings above 14.5 SEER Air Source Heat Pump:$100 - $200, plus additional rebate for efficiency ratings above 14.5 SEER Geothermal Heat Pump:$200/ton, plus $25/ton for every 1 EER above minimum

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Redwood Falls Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate  

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

Redwood Falls Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Redwood Falls Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Redwood Falls Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Lighting: See program website Room A/C: $25, plus $25 for recycling an old, working unit Central A/C: $100 - $200, plus bonus for efficiency ratings above 14.5 SEER Air Source Heat Pump: $100 - $200, plus bonus for efficiency ratings above 14.5 SEER Geothermal Heat Pump: $200/ton, plus $25/ton for each 1 EER above minimum requirement Refrigerators: $25, plus $50 for recycling an old, working unit

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Thermal efficiency of single-pass solar air collector  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Efficiency of a finned single-pass solar air collector was studied. This paper presents the experimental study to investigate the effect of solar radiation and mass flow rate on efficiency. The fins attached at the back of absorbing plate to improve the thermal efficiency of the system. The results show that the efficiency is increased proportional to solar radiation and mass flow rate. Efficiency of the collector archived steady state when reach to certain value or can be said the maximum performance.

Ibrahim, Zamry; Ibarahim, Zahari; Yatim, Baharudin [School of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan (Malaysia); Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz [Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan (Malaysia)

2013-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Liberty Utilities (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate  

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

Liberty Utilities (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Liberty Utilities (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs Liberty Utilities (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs < Back Eligibility Construction Low-Income Residential Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Appliances & Electronics Heating & Cooling Construction Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Other Sealing Your Home Ventilation Commercial Lighting Lighting Maximum Rebate Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®: $4000 Program Info Funding Source NH Saves State New Hampshire Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®: up to $4,000 for improvements ENERGY STAR® Homes Qualification: custom incentives and technical support

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An investigation of minimum distance landing over a barrier  

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moment coefficient X axis force coefficient X axis force coefficient Control force coefficient t~ ~ (d /dt) Aircraft efficiency factor C. G. position, / c Stick fixed neutral poi. nt Nondirnensi. onal moment of inertia Units slug-ft sec Lt m... s, Tail length Aircraft mass Wing area Horizontal tail area L/u slugs ft2 ft sec vl 0 vh Perturbation velocity Initial ve]ocity u/un llorizontal tail vo]ume coefficient ft/sec ft/sec Greek Letters ae/an Angle of attack Control...

Filburn, Ralph Bernard, III

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Federal Procurement of Energy-Efficient Products  

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Federal Procurement of Energy-Efficient Products Federal Procurement of Energy-Efficient Products Speaker(s): Christopher Payne Date: April 2, 2010 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 The US federal government is the largest volume buyer of energy-consuming products in the world. By procuring energy-efficient products, federal buyers can reduce energy consumption and achieve cost savings. The aggregate effect of these purchasing decisions is enormous. In addition to improving the federal government's energy performance, federal procurement of energy-efficient products can also have an impact on the world-wide market. By setting a clear standard for energy performance, federal procurement requirements can shift the market toward greater production of energy-efficient products. That, in turn, improves availability and reduces

359

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

360

Fort Collins Utilities - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate  

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Commercial and Industrial Energy Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Fort Collins Utilities - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Construction Design & Remodeling Other Sealing Your Home Ventilation Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Manufacturing Insulation Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate Building Tune Up: $50,000 Program Info State Colorado Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Roof Top A/C: $100 - $150, plus $5 for each 0.1 SEER or IEER above minimum requirement Variable Frequency Drives: $85 - $120/HP Packaged Terminal A/C: $50, plus $5 for each 0.1 EER above minimum

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Energy efficient data centers  

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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

362

13-Energy Efficiency Ratio Window Air Conditioner | Department...  

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

Window Air Conditioner 13-Energy Efficiency Ratio Window Air Conditioner Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN Partners: General Electric - Fairfield, CT...

363

Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

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the Building Energy Efficiency Market in India - Lessonson the high-energy-performance market, most constructionand Market-based Mechanisms to Improve Building Energy

Levine, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

DOE ZERH Webinar: Efficient Hot Water Distribution I: What's...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

I: What's at Stake Watch the video or view the presentation below Zero Energy Ready Homes include critical systems to ensure both energy efficiency and performance. Hot water...

365

Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study...  

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Tommy Williams Homes Initial Performance of Two Zero Energy Homes, Gainesville, Florida Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Tommy Williams Homes Initial...

366

Best Management Practice #5: Water-Efficient Irrigation  

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Water efficiency must be considered from the initial irrigation system design phase through installation to ensure optimal performance. Consistent management and maintenance is also essential....

367

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

368

New Compressor Concept Improves Efficiency and Operation Range  

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Advanced turbocharger compressor design with active casing treatment and advanced mixed flow turbine design provided improved performance and efficiency over the base turbocharger

369

Alternative Fuels Data Center: College Students Engineer Efficient...  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

American college teams were challenged to reduce the environmental impact and improve the energy efficiency of a Chevrolet Malibu sedan without compromising performance, safety,...

370

Energy Efficiency and Reliability Tradeoff in Optical Core Networks  

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We assess the highest allowable reliability performance degradation of active components caused by applying energy-efficient mechanisms. EDFAs are identified as the most critical...

Wiatr, Pawel; Chen, Jiajia; Monti, Paolo; Wosinska, Lena

371

New Compressor Concept Improves Efficiency and Operation Range...  

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

design provided improved performance and efficiency over the base turbocharger deer12sun.pdf More Documents & Publications Advanced Boost System Development for Diesel HCCILTC...

372

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.

373

Energy Efficiency Program Overview  

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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

374

Energy Efficient Motors  

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.. " 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

375

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...

376

Efficient data IO for a Parallel Global Cloud Resolving Model  

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Execution of a Global Cloud Resolving Model (GCRM) at target resolutions of 2-4 km will generate, at a minimum, 10s of Gigabytes of data per variable per snapshot. Writing this data to disk, without creating a serious bottleneck in the execution of the ... Keywords: Data formatting, Geodesic grid, Global Cloud Resolving Model, Grid Specifications, High performance IO, Parallel IO libraries

Bruce Palmer; Annette Koontz; Karen Schuchardt; Ross Heikes; David Randall

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Buildings Performance Database Recommended Data Fields  

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Buildings Performance Database Recommended Data Fields, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

378

Improving Indoor Environmental Quality And Energy Performance Of Modular Classroom HVAC Systems  

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INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE OFINDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE OFEnergy efficiency and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) are

Apte, Michael G.; Spears, Michael; Lai, Chi-Ming; Shendell, Derek G.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Managing Energy Efficiency Improvement  

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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

380

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.

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381

RAMCloud: Scalable High-Performance Storage  

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in the future: · Indexes? · Transactions? · Graphs? Goals: No impact on performance Minimum cost, energy! Main-memory DBs, again #12;5/31/11 2 DRAM in Storage Systems DRAM usage limited/specialized Clumsy of applications: Crowd-level collaboration Large-scale graph algorithms Real-time information

van Dyk, David

382

FINDING THE GLOBAL MINIMUM FOR BINARY IMAGE RESTORATION Tony F. Chan  

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- est. In this paper we define the restored image as the global min- imizer of the total-variation (TVFINDING THE GLOBAL MINIMUM FOR BINARY IMAGE RESTORATION Tony F. Chan , Selim Esedo¯glu and Mila and there are no general methods to calculate the global minimum, while local minimziers are very often of limited inter

Esedoglu, Selim

383

Modeling the Global Structure of the Heliosphere during the Recent Solar Minimum  

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, Berkeley, California. Abstract. The recent solar minimum, marking the end of solar cycle 23, has beenModeling the Global Structure of the Heliosphere during the Recent Solar Minimum: Model Mikic and Janet G. Luhmann Predictive Science, San Diego, California. Harvard-Smithsonian Center

California at Berkeley, University of

384

Lost sunspot cycle in the beginning of Dalton minimum: New evidence and consequences  

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in the beginning of the Dalton minimum during 1790s [Usoskin et al., 2001]. Earlier, this cycle has been combinedLost sunspot cycle in the beginning of Dalton minimum: New evidence and consequences I. G. Usoskin November 2002; published 24 December 2002. [1] We have recently suggested that one solar cycle was lost

Usoskin, Ilya G.

385

An Exponential Improvement on the MST Heuristic for Minimum Energy Broadcasting  

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in energy saving. A naturally arising issue in ad hoc wireless networks is that of supporting communicationAn Exponential Improvement on the MST Heuristic for Minimum Energy Broadcasting in Ad Hoc Wireless Abstract. In this paper we present a new approximation algorithm for the Minimum Energy Broadcast Routing

Caragiannis, Ioannis

386

Solar change and climate: an update in the light of the current exceptional solar minimum  

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...review-article 2010 Anniversary Series 1005 41 169 Solar change and climate: an update in the light of the current exceptional solar minimum Mike Lockwood 1 2 * * m.lockwood...Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK Solar outputs during the current solar minimum...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

On the Cost and Quality Tradeoff in Constructing Minimum-Energy Broadcast Trees in Wireless Ad  

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On the Cost and Quality Tradeoff in Constructing Minimum-Energy Broadcast Trees in Wireless Ad Hoc], each having a different complexity and produc- ing a broadcast tree with a different energy cost. Thus to the quality of the trees constructed. II. BUILDING BLOCKS The three ingredients that constitute any minimum-energy

Hu, Y. Charlie

388

ITP Steel: Theoretical Minimum Energies to Produce Steel for Selected Conditions, March 2000  

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The absolute theoretical minimum energies to produce liquid steel from idealized scrap (100% Fe) and ore (100% Fe2O3) are much lower than consumed in practice, as are the theoretical minimum energies to roll the steel into its final shape.

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Graphical Visualisation of Minimum Energy Requirements for Multi-Effect Distillation Arrangements  

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of Chemical Engineering, 7491 Trondheim, Norway Abstract The minimum energy requirements of six different heat1 Graphical Visualisation of Minimum Energy Requirements for Multi-Effect Distillation Arrangements energy-consuming process, where distillation is the process most widely used for fluid separations

Skogestad, Sigurd

390

Bloat control and generalization pressure using the minimum description length principle for a  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Bloat control and generalization pressure using the minimum description length principle to achieve these objectives based on the Minimum Description Length (MDL) principle. This principle solutions that are bigger than necessary, contradicting the Occam's razor principle [7] which says that "the

Bacardit, Jaume

391

Bloat control and generalization pressure using the minimum description length principle for a  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Bloat control and generalization pressure using the minimum description length principle propose a method to achieve these objectives based on the Minimum Description Length (MDL) principle. This principle is a metric which combines in a smart way the accuracy and the complexity of a theory (rule set

Bacardit, Jaume

392

Performance Monitoring  

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Optimization Performance Monitoring Performance Monitoring A redirector page has been set up without anywhere to redirect to. Last edited: 2014-08-25 14:37:27...

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Optical performance of vertical heliostat fields integrated in building façades for concentrating solar energy uses  

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Abstract One way for integrating concentrating solar energy systems based on central receiver technology in metropolitan areas consists of using building façades as frame for installing a heliostat reflector field that reflects radiation coming from the sun towards a common area where receiver is located. This work analyzes the optical performance of vertical solar field concept. It provides the effect of several geometric parameters such as receiver height, separation between heliostat edges, and different building typologies on the hourly and annual optical efficiency along the year including the contribution of different optical efficiency factors such as shadowing, blocking, cosine, and spillage. The optical efficiency of a vertical heliostat field was found to be mainly controlled by shadowing, cosine and spillage factors. The field reaches the maximum overall optical efficiency during spring and winter at noon time and the minimum ones during the summer season mainly due to shadowing factor. Results obtained for best configurations are comparable to those ones reached by traditional horizontal field arrangements, what supports the feasibility of the vertical heliostats field concept as a CSP building integrated facility.

Aurelio González-Pardo; Sara Cesar Chapa; José Gonzalez-Aguilar; Manuel Romero

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Agency/Company /Organization: International Energy Agency Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.iea.org/papers/pathways/buildings_certification.pdf Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Screenshot References: nergy Performance Certification of Buildings[1] Logo: Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency

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Energy Efficiency Loans for State Government Agencies | Department of  

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You are here You are here Home » Energy Efficiency Loans for State Government Agencies Energy Efficiency Loans for State Government Agencies < Back Eligibility State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Appliances & Electronics Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Manufacturing Other Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Bioenergy Buying & Making Electricity Solar Wind Maximum Rebate Not specified Program Info State Kentucky Program Type State Loan Program Rebate Amount Minimum loan: $50,000 Provider Division of Facility Finance and Administration Cabinet Through the Green Bank of Kentucky, state agencies may be eligible for three separate energy loan products, depending on the proposed energy

396

New High Performance Water Vapor Membranes to Improve Fuel Cell Balance of Plant Efficiency and Lower Costs (SBIR Phase I) - DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program FY 2012 Annual Progress Report  

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0 0 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program FY 2012 Annual Progress Report Earl H. Wagener (Primary Contact), Brad P. Morgan, Jeffrey R. DiMaio Tetramer Technologies L.L.C. 657 S. Mechanic St. Pendleton, SC 29670 Phone: (864) 646-6282 Email: earl.wagener@tetramertechnologies.com DOE Manager HQ: Nancy Garland Phone: (202) 586-5673 Email: Nancy.Garland@ee.doe.gov Contract Number: DE-SC0006172 Project Start Date: June 17, 2011 Project End Date: March 16, 2012 Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Objectives Demonstrate water vapor transport membrane with * >18,000 gas permeation units (GPU) Water vapor membrane with less than 20% loss in * performance after stress tests Crossover leak rate: <150 GPU * Temperature Durability of 90°C with excursions to * 100°C Cost of <$10/m

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Performance improvement options for the supercritical carbon dioxide brayton cycle.  

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The supercritical carbon dioxide (S-CO{sub 2}) Brayton cycle is under development at Argonne National Laboratory as an advanced power conversion technology for Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactors (SFRs) as well as other Generation IV advanced reactors as an alternative to the traditional Rankine steam cycle. For SFRs, the S-CO{sub 2} Brayton cycle eliminates the need to consider sodium-water reactions in the licensing and safety evaluation, reduces the capital cost of the SFR plant, and increases the SFR plant efficiency. Even though the S-CO{sub 2} cycle has been under development for some time and optimal sets of operating parameters have been determined, those earlier development and optimization studies have largely been directed at applications to other systems such as gas-cooled reactors which have higher operating temperatures than SFRs. In addition, little analysis has been carried out to investigate cycle configurations deviating from the selected 'recompression' S-CO{sub 2} cycle configuration. In this work, several possible ways to improve S-CO{sub 2} cycle performance for SFR applications have been identified and analyzed. One set of options incorporates optimization approaches investigated previously, such as variations in the maximum and minimum cycle pressure and minimum cycle temperature, as well as a tradeoff between the component sizes and the cycle performance. In addition, the present investigation also covers options which have received little or no attention in the previous studies. Specific options include a 'multiple-recompression' cycle configuration, intercooling and reheating, as well as liquid-phase CO{sub 2} compression (pumping) either by CO{sub 2} condensation or by a direct transition from the supercritical to the liquid phase. Some of the options considered did not improve the cycle efficiency as could be anticipated beforehand. Those options include: a double recompression cycle, intercooling between the compressor stages, and reheating between the turbine stages. Analyses carried out as part of the current investigation confirm the possibilities of improving the cycle efficiency that have been identified in previous investigations. The options in this group include: increasing the heat exchanger and turbomachinery sizes, raising of the cycle high end pressure (although the improvement potential of this option is very limited), and optimization of the low end temperature and/or pressure to operate as close to the (pseudo) critical point as possible. Analyses carried out for the present investigation show that significant cycle performance improvement can sometimes be realized if the cycle operates below the critical temperature at its low end. Such operation, however, requires the availability of a heat sink with a temperature lower than 30 C for which applicability of this configuration is dependent upon the climate conditions where the plant is constructed (i.e., potential performance improvements are site specific). Overall, it is shown that the S-CO{sub 2} Brayton cycle efficiency can potentially be increased to 45 %, if a low temperature heat sink is available and incorporation of larger components (e.g.., heat exchangers or turbomachinery) having greater component efficiencies does not significantly increase the overall plant cost.

Moisseytsev, A.; Sienicki, J. J.; Nuclear Engineering Division

2008-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

398

EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF USING EMULSIFIED DIESEL FUEL ON THE PERFORMANCE AND POLLUTANTS EMITTED FROM FOUR STROKE WATER COOLED DIESEL ENGINE  

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A water?cooled four stroke four cylinder direct injection diesel engine was used to study the effect of emulsified diesel fuel on the engine performance and on the main pollutant emissions. Emulsified diesel fuels of 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% and 30% water by volume were used. The experiments were conducted in the speed range from 1000 to 3000 rpm. It was found that in general using emulsified fuel improves the engine performance and reduces emissions. While the BSFC has a minimum value at 5% water and 2000 rpm the torque the BMEP and efficiency are found to have maximum values under these conditions. CO 2 was found to increase with engine speed and to decrease with water content. NO x produced from emulsified fuel is significantly less than that produced from pure diesel under the same conditions.

A. Sakhrieh; R. H. Fouad; J. A. Yamin

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Southern Power District - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs |  

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Southern Power District - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Southern Power District - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs Southern Power District - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Heat Pumps Program Info State Nebraska Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Air Source Heat Pump: $100- $300 Geothermal Heat Pump: $400 Heat Pump (14 Seer minimum): $50 contractor rebate Attic Insulation: $0.15/sq. ft. HVAC Tune-Up: $30 Provider Southern Power District Southern Power District (SPD) offers rebates for the purchase and installation of efficient air source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, attic insulation, and HVAC tune-ups. Contractors who install 14 Seer or

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Austin Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program | Department of  

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

Austin Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program Austin Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program Austin Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program < Back Eligibility Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Ventilation Heat Pumps Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate Option One: $15,000 Option Two: $15,000 Option Three: $20,000 Program Info State Texas Program Type Utility Loan Program Rebate Amount Minimum Loan: $1,500 Provider Austin Energy Austin Energy offers three types of loans to residential customers to finance energy efficient improvements in eligible homes. The "Home Energy Improvements Loan" (Option One) can be used to complete suggested

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401

North Branch Municipal Water and Light - Residential Energy Efficiency  

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North Branch Municipal Water and Light - Residential Energy North Branch Municipal Water and Light - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program North Branch Municipal Water and Light - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Lighting: See program website Room A/C: $25, plus $25 for recycling an old, working unit Central A/C: $100 - $200, plus additional rebate for efficiency ratings above 14.5 SEER Air Source Heat Pump:$100 - $200, plus additional rebate for efficiency ratings above 14.5 SEER Geothermal Heat Pump:$200/ton, plus $25/ton for every 1 EER above minimum

402

Evaluating Energy Efficiency of Floating Point Matrix Multiplication on FPGAs  

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

Prasanna, Viktor K.

403

Efficient Pinpointing of Misplaced Tags in Large RFID Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-consuming to collect (and energy-consuming if active tags are used). How to efficiently address the MTP problem from partial tags in favor of energy saving. We analyze the optimal performances of proposed protocols the time efficiency and the energy efficiency by over 70% on average when compared with the state

Chen, Shigang

404

What's Energy Efficiency?  

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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

405

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Sandia National Laboratories: Energy Efficiency  

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

407

bpa.gov - Energy Efficiency  

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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...

408

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

409

Green Cooling: Improving Chiller Efficiency  

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1 1 Green Cooling: Improving Chiller Efficiency This new chiller simulation module being developed by Building Performance Assurance Project members will help building managers compare optimal and actual chiller efficiency. Chillers are the single largest energy consumers in commercial buildings. These machines create peaks in electric power consumption, typically during summer afternoons. In fact, 23% of electricity generation is associated with powering chillers that use CFCs and HCFCs, ozone-depleting refrigerants. Satisfying the peak demand caused by chillers forces utilities to build new power plants. However, because chiller plants run the most when the weather is hot and very little at other times, their load factors - and hence the utilities' load factors (the percentage of time the

410

Efficiency improved turboprop. Technical memo  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Renewed attention has been focused on the efficiency of aircraft propulsion as the cost of fuel has risen. Studies conducted by NASA (1) to obtain fuel efficient aircraft have considered relatively highly-loaded turbo-prop systems. The disc loadings of these propellers are as much as four times higher than those on present turboprop aircraft. The higher disc loadings result in greater slipstream swirl and higher energy losses. Of primary importance is the radial distribution of the energy losses across the slipstream due to the tangential and axial velocities. This study presents the results of analysis defining the various sources of energy loss resulting from a swirling slipstream downstream of a propeller. Experimental data are presented demonstrating the presence of such losses and a propeller configuration discussed which offers improved propulsive performance when relatively highly-loaded propellers are employed.

Gearhart, W.S.

1982-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

411

Southern Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC)  

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The Southern Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC) builds collaborative partnerships with: state and local governments and their program support offices, the building delivery industry (designers, contractors, realtors and commissioning agents), product manufacturers and their supply chains, utilities and their program implementers, consumers and other stakeholders in order to forge a strong regional network of building energy efficiency allies. Through a project Steering Committee composed of the state energy offices and building industry stakeholders, the SEEC works to establish consensus-based goals, priorities and strategies at the regional, state and local levels that will materially advance the deployment of high-performance “beyond code” buildings. In its first Phase, SEEC will provide limited technical and policy support assistance, training, certification and education to a wide spectrum of the building construction, codes and standards, and the consumer marketplace.

Vieira, Robin; Sonne, Jeffrey; Withers, Charles; Cummings, James; Verdict, Malcolm; Roberts, Sydney

2009-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

412

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

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"Table A52. Nonswitchable Minimum Requirements and Maximum Consumption"  

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

2. Nonswitchable Minimum Requirements and Maximum Consumption" 2. Nonswitchable Minimum Requirements and Maximum Consumption" " Potential by Census Region, 1991" " (Estimates in Physical Units)" ,,,,"RSE" ,"Actual","Minimum","Maximum","Row" "Type of Energy","Consumption","Consumption(a)","Consumption(b)","Factors" "RSE Column Factors:",1,1.2,0.8 ," Total United States" ,"-","-","-" "Electricity Receipts(c) (million kilowatthours)",718480,701478,766887,2 "Natural Gas (billion cubic feet)",5345,3485,5887,2 "Distillate Fuel Oil (thousand barrels)",23885,19113,201081,3.7 "Residual Fuel Oil (thousand barrels)",65837,36488,201921,2.6

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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

415

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.

416

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

417

Energy Efficiency Calendar  

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

418

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.

419

BPA Energy Efficiency Plan  

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

420

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...

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421

Stirling Engine Cycle Efficiency.  

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??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

422

Improving the energy efficiency of sparse linear system solvers on multicore and manycore systems  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...impacting their performance. high performance computing|energy efficiency|sparse...about the energy draw by high performance computing (HPC) facilities, the...new metric for ranking high performance computing systems. Sandia report...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Performative architecture  

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The following thesis explores two central hypotheses. On the one hand it introduces the idea of performative architecture (performance in design), and has done so with the desire to contribute directly to the expansion of ...

Araya, Sergio (Sergio Alejandro)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

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

425

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program  

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

AZ-TRIBE-KAIBAB BAND OF PAIUTE INDIAN TRIBE AZ-TRIBE-KAIBAB BAND OF PAIUTE INDIAN TRIBE Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Location: Tribe AZ-TRIBE-KAIBAB BAND OF PAIUTE INDIAN TRIBE AZ American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description The Kaibab Band of Paiute Indian Tribe of Arizona proposes to install energy efficient appliances and perform energy efficient retrofits to homes on the Kaibab Paiute Indian Reservation. These retrofits would include siding, roofing, windows, doors, and other areas of the home losing heat, using excess water, or other non-efficient areas (e.g., replace/upgrade/install water efficient appliances, water saving taps, other water fixtures [low-flow shower heads, low-flow faucet aerators, low-flow toilets]).

426

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program  

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

MD-City-Bowie MD-City-Bowie Location: City Bowie MD American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description 1) Consultant for energy efficiency and conservation strategy; 2) purchase recycling containers; 3) install roof-mounted solar photovoltaic (3.84 kW) for the City of Bowie Genealogical Library; 4) establish a residential energy efficiency program to assist senior citizens with energy-efficiency related enhancements, provide consultant services to citizens, and perform building retrofits including roofing, insulation, windows, doors, lighting, and household appliances; 5) perform building retrofits to the mechanics office and tool room including siding and insulation; 6) perform building retrofits to the Bowie Senior Center including re-

427

Energy efficiency measurement in agriculture with imprecise energy content information  

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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

428

Consumers Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Program |  

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

Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Program Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Program Consumers Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Program < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Ventilation Manufacturing Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Maximum Rebate Home Performance Comprehensive Assessment and Installations: $3500 Insulation: $1,025 Windows: $250 Program Info State Michigan Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount CFL Lighting: Retailer Instant Discount Programmable Thermostat: $10 Central A/C and Heat Pumps: $150 - $250 Central A/C Tune up: $50 Ground Source Heat Pump: $200-$300

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International Cooperation on Advancing Industrial Efficiency  

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

Industrial Efficiency Industrial Efficiency The Global Superior Energy Performance (GSEP) Initiative 1 What is GSEP? * GSEP is a partnership that: - Encourages operators of commercial buildings and industrial facilities to pursue continuous improvement in energy efficiency - Promotes public-private partnerships for cooperation on specific technologies or in specific energy-intensive sectors * GSEP has 13 participants 2 Canada Denmark European Commission Finland France India Japan Korea Mexico Russia South Africa Sweden United States * GSEP has five working groups. Members don't have to participate in all groups. GSEP Organization 3 GSEP Partnership CERTIFICATION WORKING GROUP (Lead: U.S.) CHP WORKING GROUP (Lead: Finland) STEEL WORKING GROUP

430

Empire District Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate |  

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

Empire District Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Empire District Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Empire District Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate < Back Eligibility Construction Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Construction Design & Remodeling Other Ventilation Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Program Info State Missouri Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount ENERGY STAR Home Performance Retrofit: 400 ENERGY STAR Qualified Home Designation: 800 Air Conditioner: 400 - 500; varies depending on SEER rating Provider Empire District Electric Company The Empire District Electric Company offers rebates for customers who

431

Energy Optimization (Electric) - Commercial Efficiency Program | Department  

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Energy Optimization (Electric) - Commercial Efficiency Program Energy Optimization (Electric) - Commercial Efficiency Program Energy Optimization (Electric) - Commercial Efficiency Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Savings Category Other Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Manufacturing Ventilation Construction Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate General: See program web site Custom: 50% of project cost Program Info Expiration Date 12/31/2013 State Michigan Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Custom: $0.06/kWh/yr saved CFL Bulbs: $1 - $5 CFL Fixtures: $22/fixture High Performance T8 Lighting Retrofit: $4-$20/fixture retrofit

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Effective System Performance (ESP) Benchmark  

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Effective System Effective System Performance (ESP) Benchmark Effective System Performance (ESP) Benchmark It is now generally recognized in the high performance computing community that peak performance does not adequately predict the usefulness of a system for a given set of applications. One of the first benchmarks designed to measure system performance in a real-world operational environment was NERSC's Effective System Performance (ESP) test. NERSC introduced ESP in 1999 with the hope that this test would be of use to system managers and would help to spur the community (both researchers and vendors) to improve system efficiency. The discussion below uses examples from the Cray T3E system that NERSC was operating in 1999. Improved MPP System Efficiency Equals Million-Dollar Savings

433

A Novel Approximation Algorithm for Minimum Geometric Disk Cover Problem with Hexagon Tessellation  

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Given a set P ofn...points in the Euclidean plane, the minimum geometric disk cover (MGDC) problem is to identify a minimally sized set of congruent disks with prescribed radiusr that cover all the points in P. I...

Chi-Yu Chang; Chi-Chang Chen; Cheng-Chun Liu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

A Cycle Augmentation Algorithm for Minimum Cost Multicommodity Flows on a Ring  

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A Cycle Augmentation Algorithm for Minimum Cost Multicommodity Flows on a Ring Bruce Shepherd bshep of Ford and Fulkerson [5]. We mention that a similar state of affairs held for generalized

Shepherd, Bruce

435

Guaranteed Minimum-Rank Solutions of Linear Matrix Equations via Nuclear Norm Minimization  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The affine rank minimization problem consists of finding a matrix of minimum rank that satisfies a given system of linear equality constraints. Such problems have appeared in the literature of a diverse set of fields ...

Recht, Benjamin

436

Extreme Poverty Indicator: Proportion of Population Below Minimum Level of Dietary Energy Consumption  

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Based on the comparison of many current poverty measurement indicators in the world, the report has chosen the most basic ... proportion of population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption”.

Qi Zhang; Fei Li

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

J 4.8 MODELING THE TALLAHASSEE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ANOMALY Kelly G. Godsey*  

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1 J 4.8 MODELING THE TALLAHASSEE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE ANOMALY Kelly G. Godsey* 1,2 , Henry E author address: Kelly G. Godsey, NWS, Morristown, TN 37814; email: Kelly.Godsey@noaa.gov #12;2 Fig. 1

Fuelberg, Henry

438

Field-reversed configuration (FRC) as a minimum-dissipative relaxed state  

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The field-reversed configuration (FRC) with a completely null toroidal field and finite plasma beta is shown to result from a relaxation mechanism based on the principle of minimum dissipation of energy.

R Bhattacharyya; M.S Janaki; B Dasgupta

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Computer simulation of optimal functioning regimes with minimum fuel consumption for automotives  

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The paper deals with computer simulation that allows the calculus of operating regimes with minimum fuel consumption for road vehicles, using engine’s mechanical characteristics for power and consumption, charact...

Salvadore Mugurel Burciu

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Minimum Energy Cost k-barrier Coverage in Wireless Sensor Networks  

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Barrier coverage problem is one of important issues in wireless sensor networks. In this paper we study the minimum energy cost k-barrier coverage problem in wireless sensor network in which each sensor has l...?...

Huiqiang Yang; Deying Li; Qinghua Zhu…

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

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.

442

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

443

Estimation of the minimum shielding failure flashover current for first and subsequent lightning strokes to overhead transmission lines  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract ATP-EMTP simulations are performed to estimate the minimum shielding failure current causing flashover in overhead transmission lines with operating voltage in the range of 66 kV up to 735 kV. This critical current, affecting shielding failure flashover rate, is of great importance for assessing the insulation coordination of overhead transmission lines and the connected substations. The minimum shielding failure current causing flashover of line insulation is highly dependent upon insulator string flashover modelling and, also, markedly higher than that calculated according to the relevant IEEE Std 1243-1997 simplified expression. A modification of the latter is suggested by using multiplication factors of 1.5 and 1.65 for first and subsequent lightning strokes, respectively, so as to account for the increased dielectric strength of line insulator strings under non-standard lightning overvoltage surges. Alternatively, the critical currents can be respectively estimated by using average negative breakdown gradients per unit length of insulator string of 680 kV/m and 750 kV/m. The shielding failure flashover rate of the overhead transmission lines, being greatly influenced by insulator string flashover modelling, is lower than that obtained based on the critical current according to IEEE Std 1243-1997.

Zacharias G. Datsios; Pantelis N. Mikropoulos; Thomas E. Tsovilis

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

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.

445

Energy efficient laboratory fume hood  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention provides a low energy consumption fume hood that provides an adequate level of safety while reducing the amount of air exhausted from the hood. A low-flow fume hood in accordance with the present invention works on the principal of providing an air supply, preferably with low turbulence intensity, in the face of the hood. The air flow supplied displaces the volume currently present in the hood's face without significant mixing between the two volumes and with minimum injection of air from either side of the flow. This air flow provides a protective layer of clean air between the contaminated low-flow fume hood work chamber and the laboratory room. Because this protective layer of air will be free of contaminants, even temporary mixing between the air in the face of the fume hood and room air, which may result from short term pressure fluctuations or turbulence in the laboratory, will keep contaminants contained within the hood. Protection of the face of the hood by an air flow with low turbulence intensity in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention largely reduces the need to exhaust large amounts of air from the hood. It has been shown that exhaust air flow reductions of up to 75% are possible without a decrease in the hood's containment performance.

Feustel, Helmut E. (Albany, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Momentive Performance Materials Distillation Intercharger  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Presenter: Nicki (Collins) Boucher Project Team: T. Baisley, C. Beers, R. Cameron, K. Holman, T. Kotkoskie, K. Norris Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Waterford, NY May 23, 2013 Industrial Energy Technology Conference ACC Responsible... Care? Energy Efficiency Program Momentive Performance Materials Distillation Interchanger ESL-IE-13-05-20 Proceedings of the Thrity-Fifth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 21-24, 2013 Copyright 2013 Momentive Performance...

Boucher, N.; Baisley, T.; Beers, C.; Cameron, R.; Holman, K.; Kotkoskie, T.; Norris, K.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

A network approach for identifying minimum-cost aircraft routing and fuel-allocating decisions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1988 Major Subject: Industrial Engineering A NETWORK APPROACH FOR IDENTIFYING MINIMUM-COST AIRCRAFT ROUTING AJVD FUEL-ALLOCATING DECISIONS A Thesis by NADER MAHMOUD KABBAVI Approved as to style and content by...A NETWORK APPROACH FOR IDENTIFYING MINIMUM-COST AIRCRAFT ROUTING AND FUEL-ALLOCATING DECISIONS A Thesis by NADER MAHMOUD KABBANI Submitted to the OIIice of Graduate Studies of Texas AkM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement...

Kabbani, Nader Mahmoud

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Minimum thickness for circumferential sleeve repair fillet welds in corroded gas pipelines  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The minimum weldable pipe wall thickness for sleeve repair welds is numerically assessed in this work, as a function of pressure during the welding operations of a corroded gas pipeline, according to the approach by Battelle. The minimum weldable thickness is found to increase when the flow rate of the transported gas in the section being repaired increases. Integrity of the repairs is assessed, and alternative measures to momentarily increase the flow in the area of the repair are evaluated.

A.P Cisilino; M.D Chapetti; J.L Otegui

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Energy Efficient Data Centers  

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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.

450

The Efficient Window Collaborative  

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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

451

Automated Analysis of Performance and Energy Consumption for Cloud Applications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Automated Analysis of Performance and Energy Consumption for Cloud Applications Feifei Chen, John providers is thus to develop resource provisioning and management solutions at minimum energy consumption system performance and energy consumption patterns in complex cloud systems is imperative to achieve

Schneider, Jean-Guy

452

Business Case for Energy Efficiency in Support of Climate Change Mitigation, Economic and Societal Benefits in the Republic of Korea  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

35.3 – Table of Price-Regression Results for Gas Boilers 48.Pr od uct Cl ass Gas boiler 49. R 50. Number 51. of Observa+32.40 Table A. 60.3 –Boilers Minimum Energy Performance

McNeil, Michael A.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Energy-Efficient Protocols for Wireless Networks with Adaptive MIMO Capabilities  

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of a power-aware routing (PAR) scheme that selects minimum-energy end-to-end paths. Our adaptive designs (see Krunz et. al [5] for a survey)1 , some of which are aimed at energy conservation (e.g., Agarwal etEnergy-Efficient Protocols for Wireless Networks with Adaptive MIMO Capabilities Mohammad Z. Siam

Krunz, Marwan M.

454

LCCC Workshop -Lund Sweden -December 7, 2011 EfficientlyAttentive Quantized  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

LCCC Workshop - Lund Sweden - December 7, 2011 EfficientlyAttentive Quantized Event Notre Dame, IN, USA #12;LCCC Workshop - Lund Sweden - December 7, 2011 Sampled Data Control System(t) = ^xk for t [sk, sk+1). Minimum Information for Stabilization? #12;LCCC Workshop - Lund Sweden

Lemmon, Michael

455

Strain energy minimum and vibrational properties of single-walled aluminosilicate nanotubes Suchitra Konduri, Sanjoy Mukherjee, and Sankar Nair*  

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Strain energy minimum and vibrational properties of single-walled aluminosilicate nanotubes study the origin of the strain energy minimum in a single-walled aluminosilicate nanotube via a har- persity in the nanotube diameter is explained in terms of a minimum in the strain energy due

Nair, Sankar

456

A Dynamic Localized Minimum-Energy Agent Tree-Based Data Dissemination Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A Dynamic Localized Minimum-Energy Agent Tree-Based Data Dissemination Scheme for Wireless Sensor this prob- lem by proposing a minimum-energy tree-based data dissemination scheme, Dynamic Localized Minimum-Energy Agent Tree-Based Scheme (DLATS). We exploit the fact that sensor nodes are stationary and location

Holliday, JoAnne

457

1906 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 53, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2005 Minimum-Energy Multicast in Mobile Ad Hoc  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

in polynomial time, in sharp con- trast with the NP-hardness of constructing the minimum-energy multicast tree with a single tree is presented. The minimum energy-per-bit for multicasting with routing is found by an integer in the Steiner tree literature, can now be interpreted as the optimization for minimum energy multicasting

Chen, Yuanzhu Peter

458

TECHNICAL REPORT TR-09-04, UC DAVIS, SEPTEMBER 2009. 1 Minimum-Energy Multicast Tree in Cognitive Radio Networks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

TECHNICAL REPORT TR-09-04, UC DAVIS, SEPTEMBER 2009. 1 Minimum-Energy Multicast Tree in Cognitive guarantee for constructing the minimum-energy multicast tree, which transforms the multicast problem load of the primary network on the minimum-energy multicast tree. I. INTRODUCTION Multicast can provide

Islam, M. Saif

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Major in Aerospace Engineering Master of Engineering (with creative component) A minimum of 27 credits of acceptable  

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Major in Aerospace Engineering Master of Engineering (with creative component) ­ A minimum of 27 Engineering along with a minimum of 3 credits of Aer E 599 (creative component) must be taken. The POS Mechanics Master of Engineering (with creative component) ­ A minimum of 24 credits of acceptable course

Lin, Zhiqun

460

Minimum-Energy Filtering on the Unit Circle Using Velocity Measurements with Bias and Vectorial state Measurements  

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Minimum-Energy Filtering on the Unit Circle Using Velocity Measurements with Bias and Vectorial consider minimum-energy filtering of a system defined on the unit circle when the angular velocity measure approximate minimum- energy filter for this system using vectorial measurements. This work extends prior work

Trumpf, Jochen

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461

Energy Efficiency Program Administration Powerpoint Presentation...  

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

462

Performance Characterization  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Performance characterization efforts within the SunShot Systems Integration activities focus on collaborations with U.S. solar companies to:

463

Efficient Water Use & Management  

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Water Use Water Use Goal 4: Efficient Water Use & Management Aware of the arid climate of northern New Mexico, water reduction and conservation remains a primary concern at LANL. Energy Conservation» Efficient Water Use & Management» High Performance Sustainable Buildings» Greening Transportation» Green Purchasing & Green Technology» Pollution Prevention» Science Serving Sustainability» ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY GOALS at LANL Sanitary Effluent Reclamation Facility: Using reverse osmosis to superpurify water reduces bacterial growth and mineral build up, allowing the system to circulate water up to four times in the High-Performance Computing Center. LANSCE cooling towers circulate water for evaporative cooling. LANL is testing methods for decreased water and chemical use at this location. Gabriel C. Herrera of LANL checks gauges on piping inside the Sanitary Effluent Reclamation Facility (SERF). Sanitary Effluent Reclamation Facility: In an effort to reduce water consumption, the SERF was constructed to treat and process sanitary effluent water used for cooling the supercomputing facilities. Sandia Canyon: Water from the SERF is used to keep the wetlands healthy to transform hexavalent into trivalent chromium.

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Efficiency Maine Multifamily Efficiency Program | Department of Energy  

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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.

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Consortium for Energy Efficiency  

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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

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Cost-Efficiency  

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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

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Water Application Efficiency  

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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

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Low Income Efficiency  

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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...

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Buildings Energy Efficiency Policy  

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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

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Energy Efficiency Resource Standard  

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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...

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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

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Regional cooperation in energy efficiency standard-setting and labeling in North America  

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The North American Energy Working Group (NAEWG) was established in 2001 by the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The goals of NAEWG are to foster communication and cooperation on energy-related matters of common interest, and to enhance North American energy trade and interconnections consistent with the goal of sustainable development, for the benefit of all three countries. At its outset, NAEWG established teams to address different aspects of the energy sector. One, the Energy Efficiency Expert Group, undertook activity in three areas: (1) analyzing commonalities and differences in the test procedures of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, and identifying specific products for which the three countries might consider harmonization; (2) exploring possibilities for increased mutual recognition of laboratory test results; and (3) looking at possibilities for enhanced cooperation in the Energy Star voluntary endorsement labeling program. To support NAEWG's Expert Group on Energy Efficiency (NAEWG-EE), USDOE commissioned Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, representing the Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP), to prepare a resource document comparing current standards, labels, and test procedure regulations in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The resulting document identified 46 energy-using products for which at least one of the three countries has energy efficiency regulations. Three products--refrigerators/freezers, room air conditioners, and integral horsepower three-phase electric motors--have identical minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and test procedures in the three countries. Ten other products have different MEPS and test procedures, but have the near-term potential for harmonization. NAEWG-EE is currently working to identify mechanisms for mutual recognition of test results. With consultative support from the United States and Canada through NAEWG-EE, Mexico is exploring possibilities for extending the Energy Star endorsement label to Mexico.

Wiel, Stephen; Van Wie McGrory, Laura

2003-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

473

Distillation: The Efficient Workhorse  

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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.

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Clean Energy Solutions Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund (New Jersey) |  

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

Clean Energy Solutions Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund (New Clean Energy Solutions Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund (New Jersey) Clean Energy Solutions Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund (New Jersey) < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Nonprofit State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Other Maximum Rebate Maximum Loan: $2.5 million or 80% project costs (total state funding may not exceed 100% of project costs) Program Info Funding Source New Jersey Societal Benefits Charge (public benefits fund) Start Date 07/18/2011 State New Jersey Program Type State Loan Program Rebate Amount Varies by project (minimum loan of $250,000) Provider New Jersey Economic Development Authority

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Grays Harbor PUD - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program |  

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

Grays Harbor PUD - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Grays Harbor PUD - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Grays Harbor PUD - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Industrial Institutional Local Government Schools Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Other Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Manufacturing Maximum Rebate Verifiable Savings: up to 70% of project cost Heat Pumps/Air Conditioners: 50% of actual project cost Economizers: 50% of actual economizer system installed cost Program Info State District of Columbia Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Verifiable Savings: $0.17/kWh, based upon annual kilowatt-hours saved Heat Pumps/Air Conditioners: $200 per ton X minimum or actual SEER

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Exploring the Limits of Energy Efficiency in Office Buildings  

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This paper explores the limiting energy efficiency for the energy uses in a particular office building. This limit might be viewed as the “Carnot efficiency” for the entire building. It assumes that all energy?consuming services in the building are provided at the minimum energy value that does not violate physical law. Rigorous physical limits such as the Carnot efficiency are used where applicable; in other cases a plausible approximation has been adopted. Based on the assumptions made it would be possible to provide all of the energy?based services currently provided in the building using approximately 0.2? kWh /( ft 2 ? yr ). This limiting value is less than 1% of the energy used by a typical office building in the United States. Examination of expected advances in individual technologies suggests that it may be possible to construct a building that uses approximately 0.8? kWh /( ft 2 ? yr ) within the next decade.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Real World Efficiency of High Performance Buildings  

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the measured and design energy use intensity are the same. Project Description NBI will begin this shortfall is critical as the focus on moving toward zero net energy buildings and carbon reduction of variation in individual results. Figure ES4 to the right shows the measured energy use intensity (EUI

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High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

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attention to “sustainable” building design is reflected bySustainable Hospitals 10.1. Effect of building form and systems designsand sustainable hospital designs. • Study building & staff

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Contracting and Energy Efficiency in the State Government Market  

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consistent history of ratepayer-funded energy efficiencyconsistent history of ratepayer-funded energy efficiencythe state energy office, have a long history of providing

Bharvirkar, Ranjit

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Contracting and Energy Efficiency in the State Government Market  

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Projects,” March 31. New York State Energy CoordinatingNew York Power Authority New York State Energy Research andprogram operated by the New York State Energy Research and

Bharvirkar, Ranjit

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

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Integrated design, incorporation of models from other advanced buildingsand building operators. Communication with users through integrated designintegrated design process has great potential to advance cost-effective reductions in energy intensity – often while improving building

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

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source heat pumps (newer designs are greatly improved), condensing boilers, advanced control sequences to allow utilization of variable air

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy cost and efficiency of harvard step-test performance  

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Work oxygen and recovery oxygen consumption was calculated for two female and two male Caucasian subjects engaged in the Harvard step-test. A 50.80 cm bench was used by all subjects. During the six week period...

B. Ricci; K. Baldwin; R. Hakes; J. Fein…

1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Performance  

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Commercial Performance Commercial Performance Objectives: To review the market potential for improvements in commercial building glazings, quantify the energy savings potentials, explore potential design solutions, and develop guidelines and tools for building designers so that systems are specified and used in an optimal manner. A special emphasis is placed on the daylighting performance of glazings in commercial buildings since lighting is the single largest energy end use and daylighting can improve both visual performance and the quality of the indoor space as well as saving energy. Technical Approach: This project has two major complementary elements. The first is the exploration and assessment of glazing performance in commercial buildings leading to development of design strategies that reduce unnecessary energy use. The final step is creating design guides and tools that make this design knowledge accessible to practitioners, typically carried out in partnership with others. Although the emphasis is energy impacts, e.g. annual energy use, the performance issues addressed in the guides and tools include all that impact the final glazing selection process, e.g. appearance, glare. The second element is an exploration of daylighting strategies for commercial buildings since lighting energy use is the major energy end use in most buildings. This work develops and evaluates new daylighting devices and designs, assesses performance in commercial buildings, and demonstrates system performance using test cells, test rooms and case study buildings. All energy-related aspects of the design solutions, as well as other critical performance issues, are addressed in this work. Results of this work are integrated into the guides and tools described above. Much of this work has been co-supported by utilities and has been carried on in conjunction with participants in an International Energy Agency Daylighting Task.

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Benefits of Efficient Windows Benefits of Efficient Windows Looking for information on windows for a new house? Window Selection Tool Selection Process Design Guidance Installation Looking for information on replacement windows? Window Selection Tool Assessing Options Selection Process Design Guidance Installation Energy & Cost Savings Energy efficient windows can substantially reduce the costs associated with heating and cooling. This section on Energy & Cost Savings illustrates these savings in both heating and cooling climates. Energy Savings Lower HVAC Costs High-performance windows not only provide reduced annual heating and cooling bills, they also reduce the peak heating and cooling loads. This section on Lower HVAC Cost illustrates how the use of high performance windows can help in reducing HVAC equipment sizing.

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Entergy Arkansas - Residential Energy Efficiency Program (Arkansas) |  

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Entergy Arkansas - Residential Energy Efficiency Program (Arkansas) Entergy Arkansas - Residential Energy Efficiency Program (Arkansas) Entergy Arkansas - Residential Energy Efficiency Program (Arkansas) < Back Eligibility Installer/Contractor Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Construction Design & Remodeling Other Sealing Your Home Ventilation Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Program Info State Arkansas Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount $175 incentive toward the cost of a high-performance AC tune-up of a system size 5 tons or less $200 incentive toward the cost of a high-performance AC tune-up of a system size over 5 tons Tier 1 Home Energy Survey --- Survey $75 discount

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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program  

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

IA-City-Des Moines IA-City-Des Moines Location: City Des Moines IA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description 1) Reimbursement for the cost of preparing the energy efficiency and conservation strategy, 2) perform energy audits to benchmark the energy performance of municipal buildings and fund public education/outreach campaign, 3) revolving loan program for energy efficiency retrofits and incremental costs for purchasing hybrid vehicles, 4) energy efficiency window retrofits at City Hall and the Police Station, 5) fund program to increase cycling and walking opportunities in the city including safety training and bicycle rodeo, 6) technical consultant services to develop long-term energy plan, 7) technical services to assist with building energy audits, and 8) replace high pressure sodium lighting with light-emitting diode

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Financing & Incentives Financing & Incentives Financing or incentive programs may be available to you if: You intend to replace old windows with high-performance, energy efficient windows. You plan to build a new home with windows that keep energy costs low and provide for a comfortable interior. If you are looking for utility programs within your state that can help you finance such an investment in efficient windows, download an overview of utility and state programs. Incentives and Rebates for Energy-Efficient Windows Offered through Utility and State Programs Utility and State Incentives We have provided an overview of utility and state programs that can help you as a resident, building owner, or builder to finance improvements in window energy efficiency. Download an overview of utility and state

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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program  

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U.S. Department of Energy Categorical Exclusion Determination Form Program or Field Office: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Project Title VA-City-Alexandria Location: City Alexandria VA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description: 1) Training program for auditors and performance of energy audits; 2) development of revolving loan

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Energy efficiency buildings program, FY 1980  

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A separate abstract was prepared on research progress in each group at LBL in the energy efficient buildings program. Two separate abstracts were prepared for the Windows and Lighting Program. Abstracts prepared on other programs are: Energy Performance of Buildings; Building Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Program; DOE-21 Building Energy Analysis; and Building Energy Data Compilation, Analysis, and Demonstration. (MCW)

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1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Efficiency of Tube Drawing Bench  

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Greenville Tube Company, a manufacturer of high-precision, small-diameter stainless steel tubing, conducted an in-house system performance optimization project to improve the efficiency of its No. 6 tube drawing bench. This four-page case study summarizes their experience.

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Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gases | Department of Energy  

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Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gases Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gases Mission The team establishes an energy conservation program as defined in Executive Order (EO) 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management, and (EO) 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, and DOE Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability, and approved by LM. The team incorporates requirements for energy efficiency and reductions in greenhouse gases, and it advocates conserving environmental resources and improving operational capabilities and mission sustainability. Scope The team evaluates how to maintain and operate its buildings and facilities in a resource-efficient, sustainable, and economically viable manner. The

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About the Building Performance Database  

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Recent technology, market and policy drivers - smart meters, energy performance disclosure laws, etc. - are resulting in a rapid increase in generation of data about buildings and their energy performance. But this data is still hard to access, and analyze because it is being housed in many decentralized and often proprietary databases. The DOE Building Performance Database (BPD) aims to bridge this gap by compiling and cleansing a large dataset required to assess the likely performance of energy efficiency retrofit measures and services. By making the data available anonymously and in aggregate, the BPD enables the public to gain value from the data while addressing the privacy needs of contributors.

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Achieving Vehicle Fuel Efficiency: The CAFE Standards and Abstract: As a series of political objectives converge and call for enhanced domestic automobile  

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recommendations for the United States and China: rework minimum fuel efficiency standards, raise the gasoline tax situation in the United States is largely defined by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, whichAchieving Vehicle Fuel Efficiency: The CAFE Standards and Beyond Abstract: As a series of political

Mauzerall, Denise

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Energy Efficiency -- Home Page  

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

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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Minimum unit for the fractional statistics of anyons and its application  

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Although Han et al.[Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 150404 (2007)] proposed a quantum circuit with six qubits to demonstrate the basic braiding statistics of anyons, we have found that a four-qubit system is enough for realizing such a process. We call it the minimum unit for the fractional statistics of anyons. With some special order, the minimum unit can be used to construct two kinds of fractional charge excitation n/(n+1)[or (n+1)/n] and (n{sup 2}-kn+6n+2)/(n{sup 2}-kn+5n+4)[or (n{sup 2}-kn+2n+k+1)/3(n{sup 2}-kn+5n+4)], where n,k are positive integers and k{<=}n. This minimum unit can be realized by a photonic quantum simulator or by electrons in an optical lattice or quantum dot array. Its use will have some advantages in metrology.

Xi Xiaoqiang [School of Science, Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications, Xi'an 710061 (China); School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0430 (United States); Hu Mingliang [School of Science, Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications, Xi'an 710061 (China)

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On the origin of the low temperatures resistivity minimum in Cr thin films  

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We present measurements of the electrical resistivity and Hall coefficient, ? and R{sub H}, in Cr films of different thicknesses grown on MgO (100) substrates, as a function of temperature T and applied magnetic field H. The results show a low temperature minimum in ?(T), which is thickness dependent. From 40?K to 2?K, the Hall coefficient is a monotonous increasing function as T is reduced with no particular signature at the temperature T{sub min} where the minimum develops. We explain the resistivity minimum assuming an imperfect nesting of the Fermi surface leading to small electron and hole pockets. We introduce a phenomenological model which supports this simple physical picture.

Osquiguil, E.; Tosi, L.; Kaul, E. E.; Balseiro, C. A. [Centro Atómico Bariloche and Instituto Balseiro, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, 8400 Bariloche (Argentina)

2013-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Indicators Methodology Booklet  

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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

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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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EIA Energy Efficiency-  

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