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1

Robot Reworked to Analyze Radiation in Japan  

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

TALON robots from the Department of Energys Idaho National Laboratory are helping the Government of Japan monitor radioactivity levels at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

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Talon Heavy Hoist and Safety Latch  

Engineers at the Savannah River Site (SRS) have devised a new design for a latching hoist hook with remote unlatching capabilities. The TalonTM hoist hook and safety latch is designed for lifting heavy loads as well as locking the load in place with ...

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Robot Reworked to Analyze Radiation in Japan | Department of Energy  

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Robot Reworked to Analyze Radiation in Japan Robot Reworked to Analyze Radiation in Japan Robot Reworked to Analyze Radiation in Japan April 14, 2011 - 2:30pm Addthis A technician at Idaho National Laboratory demonstrates the modified TALON robot. A technician at Idaho National Laboratory demonstrates the modified TALON robot. John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How does it work? Sensors on the TALON robots provide visual, radiological survey, and/or mapping data about areas that are not accessible to people because of too-high levels of radiation. Radiation-sensing packages have been sent for robots already in Japan. The Department of Energy has been working around the clock to provide whatever assistance we can to the Government of Japan as they work to bring

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White House Science Fair Recap | Department of Energy  

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Demoing the Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Cutting Electricity Costs in Miami-Dade County, Florida How Energy Efficiency is Adding Jobs in St....

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Science Lecture: Talking the Higgs Boson with Dr. Joseph Incandela...  

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It Starts with Science... Demoing the Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Cutting Electricity Costs in Miami-Dade County, Florida How Energy...

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Energy 101: Wind Turbines | Department of Energy  

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Seven Traffic Signals in Two Minutes It Starts with Science... Demoing the Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Cutting Electricity Costs in...

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Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future | Department...  

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Energy 101: Daylighting Solar Smarter Faster Seven Traffic Signals in Two Minutes It Starts with Science... Demoing the Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise,...

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BP Oil Spill Footage (High Def) - Leak at 4850' - June 3 2010...  

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Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Cutting Electricity Costs in Miami-Dade County, Florida How Energy Efficiency is Adding Jobs in St. Paul,...

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BP Oil Spill Footage (High Def) - Top Hat Procedure at 4850'...  

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

Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Cutting Electricity Costs in Miami-Dade County, Florida How Energy Efficiency is Adding Jobs in St. Paul,...

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BP Oil Spill Footage (High Def) - Leak at 4840' - June 3 2010...  

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

Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Cutting Electricity Costs in Miami-Dade County, Florida How Energy Efficiency is Adding Jobs in St. Paul,...

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Transforming the American Economy Through Innovation | Department...  

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

Demoing the Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Cutting Electricity Costs in Miami-Dade County, Florida How Energy Efficiency is Adding Jobs in St....

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The Future of Biofuels | Department of Energy  

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Seven Traffic Signals in Two Minutes It Starts with Science... Demoing the Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Cutting Electricity Costs in...

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A New Biofuels Technology Blooms in Iowa | Department of Energy  

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Seven Traffic Signals in Two Minutes It Starts with Science... Demoing the Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Cutting Electricity Costs in...

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Demoing the Modified TALON Robot | Department of Energy  

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Pledge? Conversation on the Future of the Wind Industry Science Lecture: Talking the Higgs Boson with Dr. Joseph Incandela Bill Gates and Deputy Secretary Poneman Discuss the...

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Demoing the Modified TALON Robot | Department of Energy  

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Kill-a-Watt Competition at University of Central Florida Faces of the Recovery Act: Sun Catalytix Investing in Clean, Safe Nuclear Energy Secretary Chu Speaks at the 2010...

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Demoing the Modified TALON Robot | Department of Energy  

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Response & Procedures or Search Energy.gov Search Clear Filters All Videos Secretary Moniz at Town Hall Forum on Departmental Reorganization Data Jam at New York Energy Week...

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Demoing the Modified TALON Robot | Department of Energy  

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Energy 101: Solar PV Sec. Chu Online Town Hall Energy 101: Cool Roofs Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps Why Cool Roofs? Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future...

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Demoing the Modified TALON Robot | Department of Energy  

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Recovery Act Transforming the American Economy Through Innovation Linac Coherent Light Source Overview Matt Rogers on AES Energy Storage Energy 101: Concentrating Solar Power...

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Demoing the Modified TALON Robot | Department of Energy  

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Security & Safety -Emergency Response & Procedures or Search Energy.gov Search Clear Filters All Videos ARPA-E 2011 Keynote: Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy Electrofuels:...

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Retrofit regenerator package  

SciTech Connect

Potential fuel savings by retrofitting gas turbines with regeneration units are discussed. Thomassen U.S. is making the retrofit available.

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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21

Advancing Residential Energy Retrofits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To advance the market penetration of residential retrofits, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Southface Energy Institute (Southface) partnered to provide technical assistance on nine home energy retrofits in metropolitan Atlanta with simulated source energy savings of 30% to 50%. Retrofit measures included duct sealing, air infiltration reductions, attic sealing and roofline insulation, crawlspace sealing, HVAC and water heating equipment replacement, and lighting and appliance upgrades. This paper will present a summary of these measures and their associated impacts on important home performance metrics, such as air infiltration and duct leakage. The average estimated source energy savings for the homes is 33%, and the actual heating season average savings is 32%. Additionally, a case study describing expected and realized energy savings of completed retrofit measures of one of the homes is described in this paper.

Jackson, Roderick K [ORNL; Boudreaux, Philip R [ORNL; Kim, Eyu-Jin [Southface Energy Institute; Roberts, Sydney [Southface Energy Institute

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lighting Retrofit Study  

SciTech Connect

The Lighting Retrofit Study was an effort to determine the most cost-effective methods of retrofitting several configurations of lighting systems at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). We developed a test protocol to compare a variety of lighting technologies for their applicability in labs and offices and designed and constructed a novel lighting contrast potential meter to allow for comparison of lighting quality as well as quantity.

Kromer, S.; Morse, O.; Siminovitch, M.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Golden Valley Electric Association - Commercial Lighting Retrofit...  

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

Commercial Lighting Retrofit Rebate Program Golden Valley Electric Association - Commercial Lighting Retrofit Rebate Program Eligibility Commercial Savings For Appliances &...

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Passive retrofits for Navy housing  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A project to assess and initiate passive solar energy retrofits to US Navy family housing is described. The current data base for Navy housing (ECOP), and its enhancement for passive solar purposes options proposed for Navy housing are explained. The analysis goals and methods to evaluate the retrofits are discussed. An educational package to explain the retrofits is described.

Hibbert, R.; Miles, C.; Jones, R.; Peck, C.; Anderson, J.; Jacobson, V.; Dale, A.M.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multifamily Ventilation Retrofit Strategies  

SciTech Connect

In multifamily buildings, central ventilation systems often have poor performance, overventilating some portions of the building (causing excess energy use), while simultaneously underventilating other portions (causing diminished indoor air quality). BSC and Innova Services Corporation performed a series of field tests at a mid-rise test building undergoing a major energy audit and retrofit, which included ventilation system upgrades.

Ueno, K.; Lstiburek, J.; Bergey, D.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft PowerPoint - Pg1Draft Talon Heavy Hoist Hook.ppt [Compatibility Mode]  

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Most Most hooks designed for heavy hoisting and lifting operations are open-ended devices. Consequently, the load being carried is only as secure as the skill of the operator performing the lift. Any sudden stops, shift or change in direction of the load during operation could result in the potential disengagement of the load from the hook resulting in damage to the cargo or potential injury to the rigging personnel. The locking mechanism of the Talon makes it virtually impossible for the load to slip or drop from the hook. Only when the cargo is safely lowered into its desired position and the locking mechanism is released can the payload be disengaged. The disengagement of the load is also possible through remote means inherent in the design of the device. Remote release of heavy payloads eliminates the need for rigging personnel to manually release the rigging wires or straps from the hoist

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Progress in Residential Retrofit  

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The Cutting Edge: Progress in Residential Retrofit The Cutting Edge: Progress in Residential Retrofit A geographic representation of saturations of ceiling fans based on data from the RASSes. White areas indicate a lack of data for that region. Many utilities survey their customers to learn more about the buildings and the occupants in their service areas. These surveys-usually called "residential appliance saturation surveys," or RASSes-ask for the number and types of appliances present, the number of people living in the home, and sometimes personal information. The RASSes are also used to collect information about the presence of conservation measures such as wall and ceiling insulation, weatherstripping, multipane windows, and water flow restrictors. Building Energy Analysis Group researchers Alan Meier and Brian Pon gathered RASSes

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DOE Robotic and Remote Systems Assistance to the Government of Japan  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the Government of Japan, DOE did a complex wide survey of available remotely operated and robotic systems to assist in the initial assessment of the damage to the Fukushima Daiichi reactors following an earthquake and subsequent tsunami. As a result several radiation hardened cameras and a Talon robot were identified as systems that could immediately assist in the effort and were subsequently sent to Japan. These systems were transferred to the Government of Japan and used to map radiation levels surrounding the damaged facilities. This report describes the equipment, its use, data collected, and lessons learned from the experience.

Derek Wadsworth; Victor Walker

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Approaching the retrofitting market successfully  

SciTech Connect

As a relatively new market, passive solar retrofitting must continue to gain public confidence and acceptance. Homeowners need the assurance that their solar investment is in the hands of a designer/builder who can successfully execute the design and construction. Credibility, through reputation and track record, is a quality that potential clients look for. Acquiring solar retrofit contracts requires a creative marketing approach by a qualified contractor. Various approaches to retrofit contracts are addressed.

Walsh, V.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Center Airflow Management Retrofit  

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though this sometimes can be the best eco- nomic solution. Investing retrofit funds in passive components such as sealing leaks under the floor, repairing duct- work, replacing...

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Evaluation of Retrofit Delivery Packages  

SciTech Connect

Residential energy retrofit activities are a critical component of efforts to increase energy efficiency in the U.S. building stock; however, retrofits account for a small percentage of aggregate energy savings at relatively high per unit costs. This report by Building America research team, Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI), describes barriers to widespread retrofits and evaluates opportunities to improve delivery of home retrofit measures by identifying economies of scale in marketing, energy assessments, and bulk purchasing through pilot programs in portions of Sonoma, Los Angeles, and San Joaquin Counties, CA. These targeted communities show potential and have revealed key strategies for program design, as outlined in the report.

Berman, M.; Smith, P.; Porse, E.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How Do We Retrofit the Tough Buildings  

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

Do We Retrofit the Tough Buildings? Do We Retrofit the Tough Buildings? Cape Cod Style and Masonry Ken Neuhauser, Building Science Corporation Cape Cod Style Retrofitting the Tough Buildings 29 April 2013 2 Cape Cod Style Retrofitting the Tough Buildings 29 April 2013 3 Cape Cod Style Retrofitting the Tough Buildings 29 April 2013 4 Cape Cod Style Retrofitting the Tough Buildings 29 April 2013 5 Cape Cod Style Retrofitting the Tough Buildings 29 April 2013 6 Cape Cod Style Retrofitting the Tough Buildings 29 April 2013 7 Cape Cod Style Retrofitting the Tough Buildings 29 April 2013 8 Cape Cod Style Retrofitting the Tough Buildings 29 April 2013 9 Cape Cod Style Retrofitting the Tough Buildings 29 April 2013 10 Cape Cod Style Retrofitting the Tough Buildings 29 April 2013 11 Cape Cod Style - Knee Wall

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Retrofit Air Preheat Economics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Retrofit air preheat systems are the most reliable and efficient means to effect significant energy conservation for large existing industrial furnaces. Units can be quickly installed without a lengthy shutdown, and the furnace efficiency can be increased to a range of 89% to 92%. The economic justification for the addition of this equipment is presented in new total investment curves and simple payout curves for a range of fuel cost. This will enable the owner to quickly determine the preliminary feasibility and conceptual requirements for his project before proceeding with more vigorous work.

Goolsbee, J. A.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar  

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

Foundation Retrofits Foundation Retrofits Building America Webinar November 30, 2011 Kohta Ueno Hybrid Foundation Retrofits 2 Background Hybrid Foundation Retrofits 3 Background  Space conditioning energy use for basements  Known moisture-safe solutions (previous research)  Persistent bulk water (leakage) issues  Retrofits of existing foundations  Especially uneven wall (rubble stone) foundations  "Hybrid" insulation and bulk water control assemblies Hybrid Foundation Retrofits 4 Foundations w. bulk water issues  Severe and rapid damage to interior insulation and finishes due to bulk water intrusion Hybrid Foundation Retrofits 5 Insulation Location Choices * Retrofits: interior insulation is often the only

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Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides  

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Energy Energy Retrofit Guides to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities 179d Tax Calculator Advanced Energy Design Guides Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Buildings Performance Database Data Centers Energy Asset Score

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Building Energy Retrofit Research: Multifamily Sector  

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Building Energy Retrofit Research: Multifamily Sector Title Building Energy Retrofit Research: Multifamily Sector Publication Type Report Year of Publication 1985 Authors Diamond,...

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Evaluating High Efficiency Motor Retrofit  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the petrochemical and refining Industries, and most manufacturing plants, the reliable operation of AC motors always has been crucial to the continuous operation of the process. Now, the cost of operating these motors has also become a significant factor. Engineers Involved In motor specification can help lower plant operating costs and reduce electrical energy consumption dramatically by a relatively simple technique: retrofit of existing, standard-efficiency motors with new, high efficiency models. This article demonstrates strong reasons for motor retrofit, and explains step-by step how process and manufacturing engineering personnel can fully evaluate a retrofit decision.

Evans, T. A.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrofit Existing Buildings | Department of Energy  

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

Retrofit Existing Buildings Retrofit Existing Buildings Retrofit Existing Buildings Renovation, retrofit and refurbishment of existing buildings represent an opportunity to upgrade the energy performance of commercial building assets for their ongoing life. Often retrofit involves modifications to existing commercial buildings that may improve energy efficiency or decrease energy demand. In addition, retrofits are often used as opportune time to install distributed generation to a building. Energy efficiency retrofits can reduce the operational costs, particularly in older buildings, as well as help to attract tenants and gain a market edge. The Building Technologies Office provides resources that allow planners, designers, and owners to focus on energy-use goals from the first planning

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Advancing Residential Retrofits in Atlanta  

SciTech Connect

This report will summarize the home energy improvements performed in the Atlanta, GA area. In total, nine homes were retrofitted with eight of the homes having predicted source energy savings of approximately 30% or greater based on simulated energy consumption.

Jackson, Roderick K [ORNL; Kim, Eyu-Jin [Southface Energy Institute; Roberts, Sydney [Southface Energy Institute; Stephenson, Robert [Southface Energy Institute

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Closed-cycle Retrofit Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI is investigating implications of a potential U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Water Act 316(b) rulemaking that would establish "Best Technology Available" (BTA) based on closed-cycle cooling retrofits for facilities with once-through cooling. This report focuses on estimated costs associated with closed-cycle cooling system retrofits that include: 1) capital costs, 2) energy required to operate the closed-cycle system, 3) heat rate penalty, and 4) extended downtime required to retrof...

2011-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Indoor environment quality and energy retrofits in low-income...  

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Indoor environment quality and energy retrofits in low-income apartments: retrofit selection protocol Title Indoor environment quality and energy retrofits in low-income...

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Deep Residential Retrofits in East Tennessee  

SciTech Connect

Executive Summary Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is furthering residential energy retrofit research in the mixed-humid climate of East Tennessee by selecting 10 homes and guiding the homeowners in the energy retrofit process. The homeowners pay for the retrofits, and ORNL advises which retrofits to complete and collects post-retrofit data. This effort is in accordance with the Department of Energy s Building America program research goal of demonstrating market-ready energy retrofit packages that reduce home energy use by 30 50%. Through this research, ORNL researchers hope to understand why homeowners decide to partake in energy retrofits, the payback of home energy retrofits, and which retrofit packages most economically reduce energy use. Homeowner interviews help the researchers understand the homeowners experience. Information gathered during the interviews will aid in extending market penetration of home energy retrofits by helping researchers and the retrofit industry understand what drives homeowners in making positive decisions regarding these retrofits. This report summarizes the selection process, the pre-retrofit condition, the recommended retrofits, the actual cost of the retrofits (when available), and an estimated energy savings of the retrofit package using EnergyGauge . Of the 10 households selected to participate in the study, only five completed the recommended retrofits, three completed at least one but no more than three of the recommended retrofits, and two households did not complete any of the recommended retrofits. In the case of the two homes that did none of the recommended work, the pre-retrofit condition of the homes and the recommended retrofits are reported. The five homes that completed the recommended retrofits are monitored for energy consumption of the whole house, appliances, space conditioning equipment, water heater, and most of the other circuits with miscellaneous electric loads (MELs) and lighting. Thermal comfort is also monitored, with temperature and humidity measured in all conditioned zones, attics, crawlspaces, and unconditioned basements. In some homes, heat flux transducers are installed on the basement walls to help determine the insulating qualities of the technologies and practices. EnergyGauge is used to estimate the pre-retrofit and post-retrofit home energy rating system (HERS) index and reduction in energy consumption and energy bill. In a follow-up report, data from the installed sensors will be presented and analyzed as well as a comparison of the post-retrofit energy consumption of the home to the EnergyGauge model of the post-retrofit home. Table ES1 shows the retrofits that were completed at the eight households where some or all of the recommended retrofits were completed. Home aliases are used to keep the homeowners anonymous. Some key findings of this study thus far are listed as follows. Some homeowners (50%) are not willing to spend the money to reach 30 50% energy savings. Quality of retrofit work is significantly variable among contractors which impact the potential energy savings of the retrofit. Challenges exist in defining house volume and floor area. Of the five homes that completed all the recommended retrofits, energy bill savings was not the main driver for energy retrofits. In no case were the retrofits cost neutral given a 15 year loan at 7% interest for the retrofit costs.

Boudreaux, Philip R [ORNL; Hendrick, Timothy P [ORNL; Christian, Jeffrey E [ORNL; Jackson, Roderick K [ORNL

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EMCS Retrofit Analysis - Interim Report  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the interim results of analyses carried out in the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco from 1996 to 1998. The building is the site of a major demonstration of the BACnet communication protocol. The energy management and control systems (EMCS) in the building were retrofitted with BACnet compatible controllers in order to integrate certain existing systems on one common network. In this respect, the project has been a success. Interoperability of control equipment from different manufacturers has been demonstrated in a real world environment. Besides demonstrating interoperability, the retrofits carried out in the building were also intended to enhance control strategies and capabilities, and to produce energy savings. This report presents analyses of the energy usage of HVAC systems in the building, control performance, and the reaction of the building operators. The report does not present an evaluation of the performance capabilities of the BACnet protocol. A monitoring system was installed in the building that parallels many of the EMCS sensors and data were archived over a three-year period. The authors defined pre-retrofit and post-retrofit periods and analyzed the corresponding data to establish the changes in building performance resulting from the retrofit activities. The authors also used whole-building energy simulation (DOE-2) as a tool for evaluating the effect of the retrofit changes. The results of the simulation were compared with the monitored data. Changes in operator behavior were assessed qualitatively with questionnaires. The report summarizes the findings of the analyses and makes several recommendations as to how to achieve better performance. They maintain that the full potential of the EMCS and associated systems is not being realized. The reasons for this are discussed along with possible ways of addressing this problem. They also describe a number of new technologies that could benefit systems of the type found in the Philip Burton Federal Building.

Diamond, R.C.; Salsbury, T.I.; Bell, G.C.; Huang, Y.J.; Sezgen, A.O.; Mazzucchi, R.; Romberger, J.

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PSNH - Small Business Retrofit Program | Department of Energy  

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Small Business Retrofit Program PSNH - Small Business Retrofit Program Eligibility Commercial Savings For Other Construction Commercial Heating & Cooling Commercial Weatherization...

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Exterior Insulation and Overclad Retrofits  

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

Exterior Insulation & Overclad Exterior Insulation & Overclad Retrofits Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting March 2, 2012 - Austin, TX Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting March 2, 2012 | Austin, TX 2  Incredible practical experience:  New construction - nearly a century  Retrofit applications - many decades Exterior Insulation Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting March 2, 2012 | Austin, TX 3 1980s ON - a "weird" builder Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting March 2, 2012 | Austin, TX 4 1990s ON - a "good" builder Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting March 2, 2012 | Austin, TX 5 2000s ON - a "typical" builder Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting March 2, 2012 | Austin, TX 6

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Strategy Guideline: Mitigation of Retrofit Risk Factors  

SciTech Connect

The Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI) is currently developing strategies designed to promote and achieve increased energy savings and promote upgrades in the residential retrofit sector. These strategies are targeted to retrofit program managers, retrofit contractors, policy makers, academic researchers, and non-governmental organizations. This report focuses on four key areas to promote home energy upgrades: fostering accurate energy savings projections; understanding consumer perceptions for energy savings; measuring energy savings, and ensuring quality control for retrofit installations.

Berman, M.; Smith, P.; Porse, E.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrofit Existing Buildings | Department of Energy  

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Retrofit Existing Buildings Retrofit Existing Buildings Retrofit Existing Buildings Photo of the Denver skyline with Wells Fargo Center building in the center of the image and the Rocky Mountains in the background. Renovation, retrofit and refurbishment of existing buildings represent an opportunity to upgrade the energy performance of commercial building assets for their ongoing life. Often retrofit involves modifications to existing commercial buildings that may improve energy efficiency or decrease energy demand. In addition, retrofits are often used as opportune time to install distributed generation to a building. Energy efficiency retrofits can reduce the operational costs, particularly in older buildings, as well as help to attract tenants and gain a market edge. The Building Technologies Office provides resources that allow planners,

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Monitoring conservative retrofits in single family buildings  

SciTech Connect

This study has provided detailed before-and-after information on the ambient and comfort conditions in nine single family buildings, and on the energy consumption of those buildings, for one or more energy conservation retrofits. The data were recorded in such a manner that as well as being able to determine the savings from the retrofits and the influence these retrofits have on the comfort conditions of the residence, the effects of the retrofits on time-of-day usage are also determinable. The following are included in appendices: a table of participant's names, site addresses and retrofit; significant dates and appropriate comments; a day of data and an annotated data set; pre-retrofit and post-retrofit audit data sheets; and usage history.

Richardson, C.S.

1992-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Cogeneration as a retrofit strategy  

SciTech Connect

The paper describes the retrofitting of cogeneration in industrial plants. The paper describes a cost analysis, feasibility analysis, prime movers, induction generation, developing load profile, and options and research. The prime movers discussed include gas turbines, back-pressure turbines, condensing turbines, extraction turbines, and single-stage turbines. A case history of an institutional-industrial application illustrates the feasibility and benefits of a cogeneration system.

Meckler, M. [Meckler Group, Los Angeles, CA (United States)

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotic Surveying  

SciTech Connect

ZAPATA ENGINEERING challenged our engineers and scientists, which included robotics expertise from Carnegie Mellon University, to design a solution to meet our client's requirements for rapid digital geophysical and radiological data collection of a munitions test range with no down-range personnel. A prime concern of the project was to minimize exposure of personnel to unexploded ordnance and radiation. The field season was limited by extreme heat, cold and snow. Geographical Information System (GIS) tools were used throughout this project to accurately define the limits of mapped areas, build a common mapping platform from various client products, track production progress, allocate resources and relate subsurface geophysical information to geographical features for use in rapidly reacquiring targets for investigation. We were hopeful that our platform could meet the proposed 35 acres per day, towing both a geophysical package and a radiological monitoring trailer. We held our breath and crossed our fingers as the autonomous Speedrower began to crawl across the playa lakebed. We met our proposed production rate, and we averaged just less than 50 acres per 12-hour day using the autonomous platform with a path tracking error of less than +/- 4 inches. Our project team mapped over 1,800 acres in an 8-week (4 days per week) timeframe. The expertise of our partner, Carnegie Mellon University, was recently demonstrated when their two autonomous vehicle entries finished second and third at the 2005 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Grand Challenge. 'The Grand Challenge program was established to help foster the development of autonomous vehicle technology that will some day help save the lives of Americans who are protecting our country on the battlefield', said DARPA Grand Challenge Program Manager, Ron Kurjanowicz. Our autonomous remote-controlled vehicle (ARCV) was a modified New Holland 2550 Speedrower retrofitted to allow the machine-actuated functions to be controlled by an onboard computer. The computer-controlled Speedrower was developed at Carnegie Mellon University to automate agricultural harvesting. Harvesting tasks require the vehicle to cover a field using minimally overlapping rows at slow speeds in a similar manner to geophysical data acquisition. The Speedrower had demonstrated its ability to perform as it had already logged hundreds of acres of autonomous harvesting. This project is the first use of autonomous robotic technology on a large-scale for geophysical surveying.

Suzy Cantor-McKinney; Michael Kruzic

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Turbine Retrofits: An Overview and Economic Analysis of Onshore Retrofit Options Available for Wind Turbines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides an overview of some of the most promising retrofits available to turbine owners today. The retrofits discussed are those offered by original turbine manufacturers and by third parties; the retrofits deal with rotor blades, pitch and yaw systems, gearboxes and other drive train components, electrical generators, power converters, controls, sensors and monitoring equipment, and others.From the many retrofits discussed, six that showed material near-term potential were ...

2013-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Residential Deep Energy Retrofits: Monitoring and Performance...  

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Energy Retrofits are residential remodeling projects, which attempt to drastically reduce energy usage and environmental impact, as well as increase occupant comfort and improve...

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Golden Valley Electric Association - Commercial Lighting Retrofit...  

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on Facebook icon Twitter icon Golden Valley Electric Association - Commercial Lighting Retrofit Rebate Program (Alaska) This is the approved revision of this page, as well...

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OTEC- Commercial Lighting Retrofit Rebate Program  

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

The Oregon Trail Electric Consumers Cooperative (OTEC) offers a commercial lighting retrofit program that provides rebates for commercial businesses that change existing lighting to more energy...

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Building Energy Model Development for Retrofit Homes  

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Based on previous research conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Florida Solar Energy Center providing technical assistance to implement 22 deep energy retrofits across the nation, 6 homes were selected in Florida and Texas for detailed post-retrofit energy modeling to assess realized energy savings (Chandra et al, 2012). However, assessing realized savings can be difficult for some homes where pre-retrofit occupancy and energy performance are unknown. Initially, savings had been estimated using a HERS Index comparison for these homes. However, this does not account for confounding factors such as occupancy and weather. This research addresses a method to more reliably assess energy savings achieved in deep energy retrofits for which pre-retrofit utility bills or occupancy information in not available. A metered home, Riverdale, was selected as a test case for development of a modeling procedure to account occupancy and weather factors, potentially creating more accurate estimates of energy savings. This true up procedure was developed using Energy Gauge USA software and post-retrofit homeowner information and utility bills. The 12 step process adjusts the post-retrofit modeling results to correlate with post-retrofit utility bills and known occupancy information. The trued post retrofit model is then used to estimate pre-retrofit energy consumption by changing the building efficiency characteristics to reflect the pre-retrofit condition, but keeping all weather and occupancy-related factors the same. This creates a pre-retrofit model that is more comparable to the post-retrofit energy use profile and can improve energy savings estimates. For this test case, a home for which pre- and post- retrofit utility bills were available was selected for comparison and assessment of the accuracy of the true up procedure. Based on the current method, this procedure is quite time intensive. However, streamlined processing spreadsheets or incorporation into existing software tools would improve the efficiency of the process. Retrofit activity appears to be gaining market share, and this would be a potentially valuable capability with relevance to marketing, program management, and retrofit success metrics.

Chasar, David; McIlvaine, Janet; Blanchard, Jeremy; Widder, Sarah H.; Baechler, Michael C.

2012-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A systems approach to retrofitting residential HVAC systems  

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Retrofit Guide for Military Family Housing: Energy-EfficientPractices Guide includes references to DOEs Home Energyguide the user to specific retrofit packages that maximize retrofit energy

McWilliams, J.A.; Walker, I.S.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Topic: Robotics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... NIST Workshop Seeks Manufacturers' Ideas on Using Multipurpose Robots. ... Mobile Autonomous Vehicle Obstacle Detection and Avoidance. ...

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Pages that link to "CPS Energy - Small Business Lighting Retrofit...  

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Changes related to "CPS Energy - Small Business Lighting Retrofit...  

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EnergySmart Schools Tips: Retrofitting, Operating, and Maintaining...  

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EnergySmart Schools Tips: Retrofitting, Operating, and Maintaining Existing Buildings EnergySmart Schools Tips: Retrofitting, Operating, and Maintaining Existing Buildings An...

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Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis...  

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Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool Webinar Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool Webinar August 22, 2013 1:00PM...

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Expert Meeting Report: Interior Insulation Retrofit of Mass Masonry...  

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Insulation Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assembliesessment of risk factors for premature building deterioration due to interior insulation retrofits, and methods to reduce such...

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Retrofitting  

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communication skills and learn ways to explain the weatherization process to the homeowner. House as a System Trainees will understand the concept of weatherization, common...

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Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides | Department of Energy  

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Retrofit Guides Retrofit Guides Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides Photo of the cover of the Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Healthcare Facilities. The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides (AERGs) were created to help decision makers plan, design, and implement energy improvement projects in their facilities. With energy managers in mind, they present practical guidance for kick-starting the process and maintaining momentum throughout the project life cycle. These guides are primarily reference documents, allowing energy managers to consult the particular sections that address the most pertinent topics.. Useful resources are also cited throughout the guides for further information. Each AERG is tailored specifically to the needs of a specific building type, with an emphasis on the most effective

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Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide  

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Technical Assistance Program Technical Assistance Program Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide May 2011 This work has been performed by the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) and Energy Futures Group (EFG), under the Contract No. 4200000341 with Oak Ridge National Laboratory which is managed by UT-Battelle, LLC under Contract with the US Department of Energy No. DE-AC05-00OR22725. This document was prepared in collaboration with a partnership of companies under this contract. The partnership is led by the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), and includes the following companies: American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Energy Futures Group (EFG), Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA), Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP), Natural

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Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides  

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Retrofit Guides Retrofit Guides Photo of the cover of the Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Healthcare Facilities. The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides (AERGs) help building owners and managers as well as design and construction professionals plan, design, and implement energy efficiency upgrades in commercial buildings. The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides (AERGs) were created to help decision makers plan, design, and implement energy improvement projects in their facilities. With energy managers in mind, they present practical guidance for kick-starting the process and maintaining momentum throughout the project life cycle. These guides are primarily reference documents, allowing energy managers to consult the particular sections that address the most pertinent topics.. Useful resources are also cited throughout the guides for further information. Each AERG is tailored specifically to the needs of a specific building type, with an emphasis on the most effective retro-commissioning and retrofit measures identified by experts familiar with those unique opportunities and challenges. The guides present a broad range of proven practices that can help energy managers take specific actions at any stage of the retrofit process, resulting in energy savings for many years to come.

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Retrofitting Doors on Open Refrigerated Cases  

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

Retrofitting Doors on Open Retrofitting Doors on Open Refrigerated Cases William Goetzler Navigant Consulting, Inc. wgoetzler@navigant.com (781) 270-8351 April 4, 2013 BBA Refrigeration Project Team Images courtesy of REMIS AMERICA, LLC. 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Technology Overview Image from Investigation of Energy- Efficient Supermarket Display Cases. 2004, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Background and Motivation * Adding doors to open cases (retrofits) greatly reduces cold air loss - 50-80% load reduction - Load reduction = system energy savings

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Retrofitting CO{sub 2} capture  

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Retrofitting existing fossil-fueled plants with the first available carbon dioxide capture technologies could play an important role in paving the way for development of lower-cost, reliable carbon capture and storage systems. EPRI research is helping utilities better understand the engineering challenges and economic consequences. Studies are being conducted on retrofitting five different plants with advanced amine PCC technologies. Other studies include: process optimization studies; valuing operating flexibility; CO{sub 2} capture for CTCC plants; and assessing the impact of climate policy on retrofitting investment.

Weisel, J.

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proven Performance of Seven Cold Climate Deep Retrofit Homes  

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Seven test homes located in Massachusetts are examined within this report. The retrofit strategies of each home are presented along with a comparison of the pre- and post-retrofit airtightness achieved by the group. Pre- and post-retrofit utility bills were collected; energy models were used to estimate pre-retrofit energy use when bills were unavailable.

Osser, R.; Neuhauser, K.; Ueno, K.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Retrofit Emissions  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Alternative Fuel Alternative Fuel Vehicle Retrofit Emissions Inspection Process to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Retrofit Emissions Inspection Process on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Retrofit Emissions Inspection Process on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Retrofit Emissions Inspection Process on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Retrofit Emissions Inspection Process on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Retrofit Emissions Inspection Process on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Retrofit Emissions Inspection Process on AddThis.com...

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A Methodology for Identifying Retrofit Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings  

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Measured energy savings resulting from energy conservation retrofits in commercial buildings can be used to verify the success of the retrofits, determine the payment schedule for the retrofits, and guide the selection of future retrofits. This paper presents a structured methodology, developed for buildings in the Texas LoanSTAR program, for measuring retrofit savings in commercial buildings. This methodology identifies the pre-retrofit construction and post-retrofit periods, normalizes energy consumption data, and quantifies the uncertainty associated with the measured savings. A case study from the Texas LoanSTAR program is presented as an example.

Kissock, K.; Reddy, A.; Claridge, D.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cost-effective Lighting Retrofits: Lessons Learned  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Facility managers and energy engineers contemplating a lighting retrofit are confronted with a confusing array of product and system options. This paper presents my experience in trial and final installations. Also presented is a commonsense approach to calculating savings.

Fisher, M. D.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Florida house aglow with lighting retrofit  

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In a residential lighting retrofit, how much energy can be saved with current technology? The Florida Solar Energy Center decided to find out by retrofitting every lamp in a Miami home. Most lighting studies focus on average lighting energy use or on how much energy can be saved by retrofitting large numbers of homes. However, the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) was interested in finding out how much lighting energy we could save in a single house. One house with high utility bills and extensive interior lighting was picked, throughly monitored, and retrofitted every light possible. The study also helped determine what sort of monitoring is most useful, and how residents respond to efficient lighting. 1 fig., 2 tabs.

Parker, D.; Schrum, L.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: Carbon Absorber Retrofit Equipment (CARE)  

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Emissions Control Carbon Absorber Retrofit Equipment (CARE) Project No.: DE-FE0007528 Spray Jet Array for Neustream-C Nozzle Technology Spray Jet Array for Neustream-C Nozzle...

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Post-Retrofit Residential Assessments  

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This study examined a range of factors influencing energy consumption in households that had participated in residential energy-efficiency upgrades. The study was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energys Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and was conducted by faculty and staff of Portland State University Center for Urban Studies and Department of Economics. This work was made possible through the assistance and support of the Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO), whose residential energy-efficiency programs provided the population from which the sample cases were drawn. All households in the study had participated in the ETO Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program. A number of these had concurrently pursued measures through other ETO programs. Post-retrofit energy outcomes are rarely investigated on a house-by-house basis. Rather, aggregate changes are ordinarily the focus of program impact evaluations, with deviation from aggregate expectations chalked up to measurement error, the vagaries of weather and idiosyncrasies of occupants. However, understanding how homes perform post-retrofit on an individual basis can give important insights to increase energy savings at the participant and the programmatic level. Taking a more disaggregated approach, this study analyzed energy consumption data from before and after the retrofit activity and made comparisons with engineering estimates for the upgrades, to identify households that performed differently from what may have been expected based on the estimates. A statistical analysis using hierarchal linear models, which accounted for weather variations, was performed looking separately at gas and electrical use during the periods before and after upgrades took place. A more straightforward comparison of billing data for 12-month periods before and after the intervention was also performed, yielding the majority of the cases examined. The later approach allowed total energy use and costs to be assessed but did not account for weather variation. From this statistical analysis, 18 study participants were selected and interviewed. The participants completed an in-home interview covering a range of topics, including changes in occupancy and additional changes to the homes that may have affected energy use. The goal of the interviews was to identify factors that may have contributed to unusual energy performance. These factors were identified by their frequency of occurrence in outperforming or underperforming homes, or simply by identifying factors that had the largest impact on overall savings. The motivations and levels of satisfaction with the outcomes of the upgrades were covered in detail, as well as extensive discussions of behaviors pertaining to thermal control, lighting, water, and appliance use. Most of cases studied achieved substantial energy savings, although it was more common for the projected savings to be greater than the demonstrated savings. Two factors that played a very large role in savings variation were 1) changes in occupancy and 2) fenestration improvements outside of the incentive programs. Motivation for pursuing the upgrades (e.g., environmental sustainability vs. comfort or cost savings) did not seem to play any role in achieving savings. Participants generally were more concerned with maintaining aesthetics through lighting than comfort through heating or cooling. They also seemed more likely to turn the lights off when leaving a room than to turn the heat off when leaving the home.

Lancaster, Ross; lutzenhiser, Loren; Moezzi, Mithra; Widder, Sarah H.; Chandra, Subrato; Baechler, Michael C.

2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Main Generator Excitation System Upgrade/Retrofit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Upgrading or replacing even a portion of the excitation system of a generator can provide increased reliability and availability while simultaneously decreasing operational and maintenance costs. However, the upgrade or retrofit of an excitation system is a major cost involving some degree of implementation, installation, or performance risk. This report provides lessons learned, experiences, practices and solutions from plants that have installed excitation system retrofits and upgrades. This informatio...

2005-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of passive solar retrofit options  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An evaluation framework has been developed which allows for the assessment of the role of passive solar retrofit in the nationwide reduction of conventional fuel use. Three types of analysis are proposed within this framework: the physical/technical capability of the present housing stock to incorporate passive solar retrofit; the economic feasibility of the application of retrofit designs; and the actual market potential or acceptance of these alternative retrofit options. Each type of analysis has specific data requirements and a series of evaluation procedures to help establish estimates of the potential for passive solar retrofit in the present housing stock. The data requirements with their respective sources and evaluation procedures for the first two types of analysis-physical/technical setting and economic feasibility, are examined. A distinction is drawn between community specific case studies and more generalized national assessments. Information derived from these three types of analysis, whether case specific or national in scope, can then be used in an evaluation of potential economic impacts. The establishment of regional economic benefits and costs werve as a measure of the merit or attractiveness of the implementation of a passive solar retrofit program.

Ben-David, S.; Kirchemen, C.; Martin, S.; Noll, S.; Roach, F.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrofit Savings for Brazos County  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This report presents the energy and dollar savings for the period May 2000 - April 2001 for 10 of the Brazos County facilities that have been retrofit. The electricity use saved was 555,170 kWh and the demand was 1062 kW, which is equivalent to a $31,743 dollars savings, $24,650 from electricity use and $7,093 from the electric demand. These savings represent a 60.8% of the audit-estimated savings and a 93.7% of the audit-estimated savings if just the positive one were taken in account. The savings have improved somewhat from the previous report that included the billing periods for January to August 1999. The savings for the earlier period were 48.0% of the audit-estimated savings that means compared with 60.8% for the current period. In general has been an improvement in the energy saving in most of the facilities. The cases where are observed negative savings are the Minimum Security Jail, where is known that the area was increased significantly, the Arena Hall, where the modeling can be normalized due to kind of use of this facility, and the Road and bridges Shop, which looks to be operated more time in this period.

Baltazar-Cervantes, J. C.; Shao, X.; Claridge, D. E.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring retrofit savings in commercial buildings with pre-retrofit utility billing data and post-retrofit sub-metered data  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Methodologies to measure energy and dollar savings resulting from energy conserving retrofits in commercial buildings when both pre-retrofit and post-retrofit monitored data are available at an hourly or daily level have already been developed by several researchers. However there are many occasions when hourly or daily energy consumption data are available only for the post-retrofit period. This thesis presents a methodology for measuring retrofit savings on such occasions by establishing a pre-retrofit baseline model of energy consumption based on pre-retrofit monthly utility billing data and sub-metered daily or hourly post-retrofit data. The procedure consists of two basic parts. The first part normalizes energy use for temperature dependency using post-retrofit sub-metered hourly data, the second part accounts for scheduling effects and develops a pre-retrofit baseline model using pre-retrofit utility bills. In this way, the method explicitly accounts for both scheduling and weather effects in developing a baseline for pre-retrofit energy consumption. The methodology is first tested with data from a LoanSTAR site where both pre- and post-retrofit data are available. It is then illustrated with two other LoanSTAR sites where only post-retrofit sub-metered data and pre-retrofit monthly utility billing data are available. This thesis also employs the direct utility bill comparison method to measure retrofit savings, and extends it to include a simple temperature comparison and compares results on a monthly and annual basis with the method developed herein.

Liu, Yue

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ready to Retrofit: The Process of Project Team Selection, Building  

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Ready to Retrofit: The Process of Project Team Selection, Building Ready to Retrofit: The Process of Project Team Selection, Building Benchmarking, and Financing Commercial Building Energy Retrofit Projects Title Ready to Retrofit: The Process of Project Team Selection, Building Benchmarking, and Financing Commercial Building Energy Retrofit Projects Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-5893E Year of Publication 2012 Authors Sanders, Mark D., Kristen Parrish, and Paul A. Mathew Publisher LBNL Abstract This guide provides an introduction and overview to the retrofit process and then dives deeper into the key activities that an owner can influence most in the retrofit process: (1) Selecting Your Project Team, (2) Benchmarking Your Building, and (3) Financing Your Energy Efficiency Projects* Building Energy Retrofit Overview will provide you a simple explanation of the retrofit process, the project stages and the players involved.

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Reimbursement  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

School Bus Retrofit School Bus Retrofit Reimbursement to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Reimbursement on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Reimbursement on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Reimbursement on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Reimbursement on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Reimbursement on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Reimbursement on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type School Bus Retrofit Reimbursement The Illinois Department of Education will reimburse any qualifying school

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Grant Program  

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School Bus Retrofit School Bus Retrofit Grant Program to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Grant Program on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Grant Program on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Grant Program on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Grant Program on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Grant Program on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Grant Program on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type School Bus Retrofit Grant Program The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers the Clean Diesel

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Program  

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Retrofit Retrofit Program to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Program on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Program on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Program on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Program on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Program on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Bus Retrofit Program on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type School Bus Retrofit Program The goals of the Connecticut Clean School Bus Program are to: 1) establish grants for municipalities and local and regional school boards to reimburse

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Cold climate foundation insulation retrofit performance  

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The effectiveness of foundation insulation retrofits in 15 Minnesota houses was evaluated using a before-after experimental method. Nine houses received interior retrofits; six, exterior retrofits. Foundation air leaks were sealed before the preretrofit heating season to control for inadvertent sealing during retrofit. Basement heating supply and return registers were closed in most houses for the 21-month monitoring period, and for all houses the basement was an uncontrolled zone without a thermostat. Homeowners recorded gas and electricity meter readings and furnace and water heater on-times weekly. A load vs. outdoor temperature was used to evaluate changes in energy use. The average whole-house energy savings for the interior and exterior cases were 92 and 24 therm per year, or 7.9% (range - 0.6% to 17.8%) and 3.0% (range -2.9% to 8.3%), respectively. Minimum payback periods for the interior and exterior cases were 12 and 37 years, respectively. For all houses the basement temperature increased between the pre- and post-retrofit periods, and all homeowners reported increased comfort in their basements. Average measured savings were about one-third of those predicted. The results show that the application of insulation in an uncontrolled zone produces highly variable results and has the principal effect of increasing the temperature and comfort of the basement rather than producing cost-effective whole-house energy savings.

Robinson, D.A. (Robinson Technical Services, St. Paul, MN (US)); Goldberg, L.F.; Shen, L.S. (Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (US)); Nelson, G.D. (Energy Conservatory, Minneapolis, MN (US)); Hewett, M.J. (Center for Energy and the Urban Environment, Minneapolis, MN (US)); Noble, M.T. (Natural Resources Corp., Minneapolis, MN (US))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Financing Residential Retrofits | Department of Energy  

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

Financing Residential Retrofits Financing Residential Retrofits Financing Residential Retrofits June 25, 2010 - 3:32pm Addthis Rancho Cucamonga, east of Los Angeles, received a $1.6 million Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block grant from the U.S. Department of Energy last year, using money authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Among the city's many uses of the Recovery Act funds are two different programs intended to encourage more energy efficient homes. One, the Home Improvement Loan Program, targets low-income residents who'd like to make major repairs or improvements in their homes. The other is the Energy Efficiency Reimbursement Program, open to any city resident who purchases and installs an energy efficient appliance. "I think we wanted to have the biggest impact we could and assist the

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Financing Residential Retrofits | Department of Energy  

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Financing Residential Retrofits Financing Residential Retrofits Financing Residential Retrofits June 25, 2010 - 3:32pm Addthis Rancho Cucamonga, east of Los Angeles, received a $1.6 million Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block grant from the U.S. Department of Energy last year, using money authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Among the city's many uses of the Recovery Act funds are two different programs intended to encourage more energy efficient homes. One, the Home Improvement Loan Program, targets low-income residents who'd like to make major repairs or improvements in their homes. The other is the Energy Efficiency Reimbursement Program, open to any city resident who purchases and installs an energy efficient appliance. "I think we wanted to have the biggest impact we could and assist the

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Greenbuilt Retrofit Test House Final Report  

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Greenbuilt Retrofit Test House Greenbuilt Retrofit Test House Final Report B. Sparn, K. Hudon, L. Earle, C. Booten, and P. C. Tabares-Velasco National Renewable Energy Laboratory G. Barker and C. E. Hancock Mountain Energy Partnership Technical Report NREL/TP-5500-54009 October 2012 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Greenbuilt Retrofit Test House Final Report B. Sparn, K. Hudon, L. Earle, C. Booten, and P. C. Tabares-Velasco National Renewable Energy Laboratory G. Barker and C. E. Hancock

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Retrofit Legislation at the Urban Level  

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Retrofit Legislation at the Urban Level Retrofit Legislation at the Urban Level In March, the city of Berkeley, California, passed new legislation that should serve as a model for local policies intended to keep energy dollars within the community while protecting the environment. The Commercial Energy Conservation Ordinance (CECO) is based on a similar ordinance that has been law since 1989 in San Francisco, Berkeley's neighbor across the Bay. San Francisco is currently the only other city in the world to have this type of legislation. As part of the Berkeley Municipal Code, CECO requires commercial buildings to undergo energy conservation retrofits when they are sold or substantially renovated. CECO was designed with the participation of LBL's Kristin Heinemeier, who also works with the Berkeley

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An Exploration of Wall Retrofit Best Practices  

SciTech Connect

A series of experiments were performed to examine wall retrofit options including replacing the cladding, adding insulation under the cladding, and multiple sealing methods that can be used when installing replacement windows in well-built or loosely-built rough openings. These experiments included thermal measurements in a hot box and air-leakage measurements. The retrofit claddings considered included wood-lap siding, vinyl siding, and vinyl siding with an integrated and formed foam insulation. Retrofit insulations included expanded and extruded polystyrene and foil-faced polyisocyanurate in various thicknesses. Air sealing methods for replacement windows included traditional caulking, exterior trim variations, loose-fill fiberglass, low-expansion foam, self-expanding foam inserts, and specialty tape. Results were applied to a model to estimate whole-house energy impacts for multiple climates.

Stovall, Therese K [ORNL; Petrie, Thomas [ORNL; Kosny, Jan [ORNL; Childs, Phillip W [ORNL; Atchley, Jerald Allen [ORNL; Hulvey, Kimberly D [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Result of recent weatherization retrofit projects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG and E) and the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) have conducted studies in their respective service areas in order to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of certain conservation retrofits. Twenty houses in Walnut Creek, California, underwent an infiltration reduction program, similar to house doctoring. Ten of these houses also received additional contractor-installed measures. BPA retrofitted 18 houses at its Midway substation in central Washington. Retrofits made to the houses included: attic and crawlspace insulation, foundation sill caulking, storm windows and doors, increased attic ventilation, and infiltration reduction. Energy consumption and weather data were monitored before and after each set of retrofits in both projects. Leakage measurements were made by researchers from the Energy Efficient Buildings Program using blower door fan pressurization, thereby allowing calculation of heating season infiltration rates. An energy use model correlating energy consumption with outside temperature was developed in order to determine improvements to the thermal conductance of the building envelope as a result of the retrofits. Energy savings were calculated based on the results of the energy use model. As a check on these findings, the Computerized Instrumented Residential Audit (CIRA) load calculation program developed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory provided a theoretical estimate of the savings resulting from the retrofits. At Midway, storm windows and doors were found to save the most energy. Because the Midway houses were not very leaky at the beginning of the experiment, the infiltration reduction procedures were less effective than expected. In the Walnut Creek project, the infiltration reduction procedures did decrease the leakiness of the test houses, but the effect upon energy savings was not great.

Dickinson, J.B.; Lipschutz, R.D.; O'Regan, B.; Wagner, B.S.

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Clean Diesel Retrofit and Idle Reduction  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Clean Diesel Retrofit Clean Diesel Retrofit and Idle Reduction Grants to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Clean Diesel Retrofit and Idle Reduction Grants on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Clean Diesel Retrofit and Idle Reduction Grants on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Clean Diesel Retrofit and Idle Reduction Grants on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Clean Diesel Retrofit and Idle Reduction Grants on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Clean Diesel Retrofit and Idle Reduction Grants on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Clean Diesel Retrofit and Idle Reduction Grants on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type

92

Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide Office Buildings  

SciTech Connect

The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Office Buildings is a component of the Department of Energys Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides for Existing Buildings series. The aim of the guides is to facilitate a rapid escalation in the number of energy efficiency projects in existing buildings and to enhance the quality and depth of those projects. By presenting general project planning guidance as well as financial payback metrics for the most common energy efficiency measures, these guides provide a practical roadmap to effectively planning and implementing performance improvements for existing buildings.

Liu, Guopeng; Liu, Bing; Wang, Weimin; Zhang, Jian; Athalye, Rahul A.; Moser, Dave; Crowe, Eliot; Bengtson, Nick; Effinger, Mark; Webster, Lia; Hatten, Mike

2011-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

93

Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide Retail Buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Retail Buildings is a component of the Department of Energys Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides for Existing Buildings series. The aim of the guides is to facilitate a rapid escalation in the number of energy efficiency projects in existing buildings and to enhance the quality and depth of those projects. By presenting general project planning guidance as well as financial payback metrics for the most common energy efficiency measures, these guides provide a practical roadmap to effectively planning and implementing performance improvements for existing buildings.

Liu, Guopeng; Liu, Bing; Zhang, Jian; Wang, Weimin; Athalye, Rahul A.; Moser, Dave; Crowe, Eliot; Bengtson, Nick; Effinger, Mark; Webster, Lia; Hatten, Mike

2011-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

94

Retrofiting survivability of military vehicles  

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In Iraq the terrain was such that vehicles could be distributed horizontally, which reduced the effectiveness of mines. In the mountainous terrain of Pakistan and Afghanistan vehicles are forced to use the few, passable roads, which are dirt and easily seeded with plentiful, cheap, intelligent mines. It is desirable to reduce the losses to such mines, preferably by retrofit means that do not greatly increase weight or cost or reduce maneuverability. V-bottom vehicles - A known approach to reducing vulnerability is the Buffalo, a large vehicle developed by South Africa to address mine warfare. It has large tires, high axles, and a reinforced, v-shaped bottom that deflects the blast from explosions below. It is developed and tested in combat, but is expensive and has reduced off-road mobility. The domestic MRAP has similar cost and mobility issue. The addition of v-shaped blast deflectors to vehicles such as Humvees could act much as the deflector on a Buffalo, but a Humvee is closer to the ground, so the explosive's expansion would be reduced. The deflector would also reduce a Humvee's clearance for rough terrain, and a deflector of adequate thickness to address the blast by itself could further increase cost and reduce mobility. Reactive armor is developed and has proven effective against shaped and explosive charges from side or top attack. It detects their approach, detonates, and defeats them by interfering with jet formation. If the threat was a shaped charge from below, they would be a logical choice. But the bulk of the damage to Humvees appears to be from the blast from high explosive mines for which the colliding shock from reactive armor could increase that from the explosive. Porous materials such as sand can strongly attenuate the kinetic energy and pressure of a strong shock. Figure 1 shows the kinetic energy (KE), momentum (Mu), velocity (u), and mass (M) of a spherically expanding shock as functions of radius for a material with a porosity of 0.5. Over the range from 0.5 to 4.5 cm the shock KE is attenuated by a factor of {approx}70, while its momentum is changed little. The shock and particle velocity falls by a factor of 200 while the mass increases by a factor of 730. In the limit of very porous media u {approx} 1/M, so KE {approx} 1/M, which falls by a factor of {approx}600, while momentum Mu does not change at all. Figure 2 shows the KE, Mu, u, and M for a material with a porosity of 1.05, for which the KE changes little. In the limit of media of very low porosity, u {approx} 1/{radical}M, so KE is constant while Mu {approx} {radical}M, which increases by a factor of 15. Thus, if the goal is to reduce the peak pressure from strong explosions below, very porous materials, which strongly reduce pressure but do not increase momentum, are preferred to non-porous materials, which amplify momentum but do not decrease pressure. These predictions are in qualitative accord with the results of experiments at Los Alamos in which projectiles from high velocity, large caliber cannons were stopped by one to two sandbags. The studies were performed primarily to determine the effectiveness of sand in stopping fragments of various sizes, but could be extended to study sand's effectiveness in attenuating blast pressure. It would also be useful to test the above predictions on the effectiveness of media with higher porosity. Water barriers have been discussed but not deployed in previous retrofit survivability studies for overseas embassies. They would detect the flash from the mine detonation below, trigger a thin layer of explosive above a layer of water, and drive water droplets into the approaching blast wave. The blast loses energy in evaporating the droplets and loses momentum in slowing them. Under favorable conditions that could attenuate the pressure in the blast enough to prevent the penetration or disruption of the vehicle. However, such barriers would depend on prompt and reliable detonation detection and water droplet dispersal, which have not been tested. There is a large literature on the theoretical effec

Canavan, Gregory H [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

NREL Job Task Analysis: Retrofit Installer Technician (Revised)  

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A summary of job task analyses for the position of retrofit installer technician when conducting weatherization work on a residence.

Kurnik, C.; Woodley, C.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Industrial HVAC Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Retrofit Economics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Retrofitting air-to-air energy recovery equipment is relatively simply to design and easy to install. Additionally, HVAC energy recovery is almost risk free when compared to process retrofit. Life cycle cost analysis is the best way to illustrate the economic attractiveness of retrofitting HVAC industrial energy recovery equipment.

Graham, E. L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Frequency Monitoring and Simulation Analysis for Historical Structures Being Retrofitted  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many historical structures now need to be retrofitted to meet the requirements of fast developing cities. To ensure the safety of a historical masonry building during its retrofitting, natural frequency of the structure was measured through ambient vibrating ... Keywords: Historical masonry building, Retrofit, Monitoring, Simulation

Chao Wang, Bin Peng, Peng Wang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

A Research Program for Promising Retrofit Technologies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-fired power plants. A coal plant flue gas is more difficult to handle because of the pollutants it contains-fitting of Coal-Fired Power Plants for Carbon Capture Howard Herzog March 23, 2009 #12;1. Background. It is a difficult enough task on new coal-fired plants, but even a greater challenge for retro-fitting existing

99

Greenbuilt Retrofit Test House Final Report  

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The Greenbuilt house, is an all-electric, 1980's era home in the eastern Sacramento suburb of Fair Oaks that was retrofit by Greenbuilt Construction as part of Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) Energy Efficient Remodel Demonstration (EERD) Program. The project was a joint effort between the design-build team at Greenbuilt Construction, led by Jim Bayless, SMUD and their project manager Mike Keesee, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The goal of the Energy Efficient Remodel Demonstration program is to work with local builders to renovate homes with cost-effective energy efficient retrofit measures. The homes remodeled under the EERD program are intended to showcase energy efficient retrofit options for homeowners and other builders. The Greenbuilt house is one of five EERD projects that NREL has supported. NREL's main role in these projects is to provide energy analysis and to monitor the home's performance after the retrofit to verify that the energy consumption is in line with the modeling predictions. NREL also performed detailed monitoring on the more innovative equipment included in these remodels, such as an add-on heat pump water heater.

Sparn, B.; Hudon, K.; Earle, L.; Booten, C.; Tabares-Velasco, P. C.; Barker, G.; Hancock, C. E.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Through discussion of five case studies (test homes), this project evaluates strategies to elevate the performance of existing homes to a level commensurate with best-in-class implementation of high-performance new construction homes. The test homes featured in this research activity participated in Deep Energy Retrofit (DER) Pilot Program sponsored by the electric and gas utility National Grid in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Building enclosure retrofit strategies are evaluated for impact on durability and indoor air quality in addition to energy performance. Evaluation of strategies is structured around the critical control functions of water, airflow, vapor flow, and thermal control. The aim of the research project is to develop guidance that could serve as a foundation for wider adoption of high performance, 'deep' retrofit work. The project will identify risk factors endemic to advanced retrofit in the context of the general building type, configuration and vintage encountered in the National Grid DER Pilot. Results for the test homes are based on observation and performance testing of recently completed projects. Additional observation would be needed to fully gauge long-term energy performance, durability, and occupant comfort.

Neuhauser, K.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Homeowner Best Practices Guide for Residential Retrofits  

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This best practices guide for HV AC system retrofits is aimed at homeowners who want guidance on upgrading their heating, cooling and ventilation (HVAC) systems and integrating these upgrades with other changes to their home. It has been developed around the idea of having packages of changes to the building HV AC system and building envelope that are climate and house construction dependent. These packages include materials procedures and equipment, and are designed to remove some of the guesswork when selecting a builder, contractor, or installer. The packages are not meant to be taken as rigid requirements - instead they are systems engineered guidelines that form the basis for energy efficient retrofits. Similar approaches have been taken previously for new construction, where a systems engineering approach has been used to develop extremely energy-efficient homes that are comfortable safe and durable, and often cost less than standard construction. This approach is best epitomized by the Building America program, whose partners have built thousands of residences throughout the U.S. using these principles. The differences between retrofitting and new construction tend to limit the changes one can make to a building, so these packages rely on relatively simple and non-intrusive technologies and techniques. The retrofits also focus on changes to a building that will give many years of service to the occupants. Another key aspect of these best practices is that we need to know how a house is working so that we know what parts have the potential for improvement. To do this we have put together a set of simple tests that a homeowner can perform on their own together with checklists and questionnaires. The measured test results, observations and homeowner answers to questions are used to direct us towards the best retrofits applicable to each individual house. The retrofits will depend on the current condition of the building envelope and HV AC system, the local climate, the construction methods used for the house, and the presence of existing energy saving systems and/or materials. This is just like a doctor referring a patient for blood tests or x-rays before actually performing surgery. This way the doctor can be sure that he does the right thing. To take this analogy further - we can borrow from the medical profession and say that the first thought when retrofitting a house is to do no harm, i.e., do not make changes that could make the house worse to live in.

Walker, Iain S.

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Puget Sound Energy - Commercial Retrofit Energy Efficiency Grant Program |  

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Puget Sound Energy - Commercial Retrofit Energy Efficiency Grant Puget Sound Energy - Commercial Retrofit Energy Efficiency Grant Program Puget Sound Energy - Commercial Retrofit Energy Efficiency Grant Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Local Government Nonprofit State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Manufacturing Other Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Program Info State District of Columbia Program Type Utility Grant Program Rebate Amount Up to 70% of installed cost of qualifying retrofit projects or up to 50% of qualifying lighting upgrades. Provider Puget Sound Energy PSE can provide a custom retrofit grant for any energy-efficiency project

103

Solid-State Lighting: Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool  

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Market-Based Programs Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Solid-State Lighting: Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool to someone by E-mail Share Solid-State Lighting: Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool on Facebook Tweet about Solid-State Lighting: Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool on Twitter Bookmark Solid-State Lighting: Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool on Google Bookmark Solid-State Lighting: Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool on Delicious Rank Solid-State Lighting: Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool on Digg Find More places to share Solid-State Lighting: Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool on AddThis.com... LED Lighting Facts CALiPER Program Standards Development Technical Information Network Gateway Demonstrations Municipal Consortium About the Consortium FAQs

104

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Diesel Vehicle Retrofit and Improvement  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Diesel Vehicle Diesel Vehicle Retrofit and Improvement Grants to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Diesel Vehicle Retrofit and Improvement Grants on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Diesel Vehicle Retrofit and Improvement Grants on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Diesel Vehicle Retrofit and Improvement Grants on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Diesel Vehicle Retrofit and Improvement Grants on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Diesel Vehicle Retrofit and Improvement Grants on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Diesel Vehicle Retrofit and Improvement Grants on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type

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Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model | Open Energy Information  

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Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model Agency/Company /Organization: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings Topics: Resource assessment Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: btech.lbl.gov/tools/resem/resem.htm Cost: Free Language: English References: Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model[1] Logo: Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model RESEM, the Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model, is a PC-based tool designed to allow Department of Energy (DOE) Institutional Conservation Program (ICP) staff and participants to reliably determine the energy savings directly caused by ICP-supported retrofit measures implemented in a

106

Monitoring conservative retrofits in single family buildings. Final technical report  

SciTech Connect

This study has provided detailed before-and-after information on the ambient and comfort conditions in nine single family buildings, and on the energy consumption of those buildings, for one or more energy conservation retrofits. The data were recorded in such a manner that as well as being able to determine the savings from the retrofits and the influence these retrofits have on the comfort conditions of the residence, the effects of the retrofits on time-of-day usage are also determinable. The following are included in appendices: a table of participant`s names, site addresses and retrofit; significant dates and appropriate comments; a day of data and an annotated data set; pre-retrofit and post-retrofit audit data sheets; and usage history.

Richardson, C.S.

1992-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

107

Bayesian Analysis of Savings from Retrofit Projects  

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Estimates of savings from retrofit projects depend on statistical models, but because of the complicated analysis required to determine the uncertainty of the estimates, savings uncertainty is not often considered. Numerous simplified methods have been proposed to determine savings uncertainty, but in all but the simplest cases, these methods provide approximate results only. The objective of this paper is to show that Bayesian inference provides a consistent framework for estimating savings and savings uncertainty in retrofit projects. We review the mathematical background of Bayesian inference and Bayesian regression, and present two examples of estimating savings and savings uncertainty in retrofit projects. The first is a simple case where both baseline and post-retrofit monthly natural gas use can be modeled as a linear function of monthly heating degree days. The Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO 2007) defines two methods of determining savings in such cases: reporting period savings, which is an estimate of the savings during the post-retrofit period; and normalized savings, which is an estimate of the savings that would be obtained during a typical year at the project site. For reporting period savings, classical statistical analysis provides exact analytic results for both savings and savings uncertainty in this case. We use Bayesian analysis to calculate reporting period savings and savings uncertainty and show that the results are identical to the analytical results. For normalized savings, the literature contains no exact expression for the uncertainty of normalized savings; we use Bayesian inference to calculate this quantity for the first time, and compare it with the result of an approximate formula that has been proposed. The second example concerns a problem where the baseline data exhibit nonlinearity and serial autocorrelation, both of which are common in real-world retrofit projects. No analytical solutions exist to determine savings or savings uncertainty in this situation, but several simplified formulas have been proposed. We model the data using a 5-parameter model with first-order autoregressive errors, and use Bayesian inference to develop distributions for the model parameters and for the reporting period savings, which allows us to determine the savings uncertainty. We find the energy savings to be about 5% lower than the result obtained by ignoring the autocorrelation. In addition, the Bayesian analysis finds the savings uncertainty to be narrower than the approximate uncertainty calculated using the simplified formula. These results show that Bayesian inference can be used to determine savings and savings uncertainty for a wide variety of real-world problems.

Im, Piljae [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Robotic vehicle  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A robotic vehicle is described for travel through a conduit. The robotic vehicle includes forward and rear housings each having a hub portion, and each being provided with surface engaging mechanisms for selectively engaging the walls of the conduit such that the housings can be selectively held in stationary positions within the conduit. The surface engaging mechanisms of each housing includes a plurality of extendable appendages, each of which is radially extendable relative to the operatively associated hub portion between a retracted position and a radially extended position. The robotic vehicle also includes at least three selectively extendable members extending between the forward and rear housings, for selectively changing the distance between the forward and rear housings to effect movement of the robotic vehicle. 20 figs.

Box, W.D.

1997-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

109

Robotic arm  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A robotic arm positionable within a nuclear vessel by access through a small diameter opening and having a mounting tube supported within the vessel and mounting a plurality of arm sections for movement lengthwise of the mounting tube as well as for movement out of a window provided in the wall of the mounting tube. An end effector, such as a grinding head or welding element, at an operating end of the robotic arm, can be located and operated within the nuclear vessel through movement derived from six different axes of motion provided by mounting and drive connections between arm sections of the robotic arm. The movements are achieved by operation of remotely-controllable servo motors, all of which are mounted at a control end of the robotic arm to be outside the nuclear vessel.

Kwech, Horst (Lake Bluff, IL)

1989-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

110

Application of Pinch Technology in Refinery Retrofits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper reviews the application of pinch technology in the identification of the most attractive retrofit prospects in typical refineries. In the first part of the paper, methodology is described to identify attractive inter-unit heat integration opportunities as well as attractive process-utility system integration (co-generation). An example of an atmospheric pipestill-alkylation unit integration evaluation is given using both composite stream and Grand composite stream methods. In the second part of the paper, the application of pinch technology in a typical intra-unit heat integration problem is given. It is explained how inefficiencies in an APS crude preheat train are identified, and a typical small retrofit project is described.

Thomas, W. R.; Siegell, J. H.; Sideropoulos, T.; Robertson, J. L.; Papoulias, S. A.

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Comparison of Home Retrofit Programs in Wisconsin  

SciTech Connect

To explore ways to reduce customer barriers and increase home retrofit completions, several different existing home retrofit models have been implemented in the state of Wisconsin. This study compared these programs' performance in terms of savings per home and program cost per home to assess the relative cost-effectiveness of each program design. However, given the many variations in these different programs, it is difficult to establish a fair comparison based on only a small number of metrics. Therefore, the overall purpose of the study is to document these programs' performance in a case study approach to look at general patterns of these metrics and other variables within the context of each program. This information can be used by energy efficiency program administrators and implementers to inform home retrofit program design. Six different program designs offered in Wisconsin for single-family energy efficiency improvements were included in the study. For each program, the research team provided information about the programs' approach and goals, characteristics, achievements and performance. The program models were then compared with performance results -- program cost and energy savings -- to help understand the overall strengths and weaknesses or challenges of each model.

Cunningham, K.; Hannigan, E.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Comparison of Home Retrofit Programs in Wisconsin  

SciTech Connect

To explore ways to reduce customer barriers and increase home retrofit completions, several different existing home retrofit models have been implemented in the state of Wisconsin. This study compared these programs' performance in terms of savings per home and program cost per home to assess the relative cost-effectiveness of each program design. However, given the many variations in these different programs, it is difficult to establish a fair comparison based on only a small number of metrics. Therefore, the overall purpose of the study is to document these programs' performance in a case study approach to look at general patterns of these metrics and other variables within the context of each program. This information can be used by energy efficiency program administrators and implementers to inform home retrofit program design. Six different program designs offered in Wisconsin for single-family energy efficiency improvements were included in the study. For each program, the research team provided information about the programs' approach and goals, characteristics, achievements and performance. The program models were then compared with performance results -- program cost and energy savings -- to help understand the overall strengths and weaknesses or challenges of each model.

Cunningham, K.; Hannigan, E.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Experience with 113 Retrofit Insulation Surveys  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have surveyed 113 plants for thirteen clients. The results of 21 recent surveys at today's average fuel price, show an average project scope generation of $151,000 while saving about 5MMBTU/hour with a 72% DCF rate of return. The size of the retrofit project generated, or scope, is of course sensitive to the fuel price. This is an important consideration because of the variability of fuel price. A study of the effect of fuel price on project scope generation and on return has been made using sophisticated computer programs designed for this purpose. These results indicate that scope generation may vary from $50,000 for $3.00 fuel up to $80,000 for $6.00 fuel. When this happens, the project return will increase from 100% up to 165% per year. The main problem that we have found with retrofit insulation surveys is the processing of detail in existing plants. The solution is the preparation or selection of the right system for approaching the problem utilizing computer programs. The time required to generate systematic approaches to insulation surveys and the generation of retrofit projects are sizable. The continued heat losses while studying the project are also significant. Thus, the heat losses suffered while deciding how to insulate can be sufficient to pay for an insulation survey.

Webber, W. O.

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Building Technologies Office: Renovate and Retrofit Commercial Buildings  

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Renovate and Retrofit Commercial Buildings for Energy Efficiency Renovate and Retrofit Commercial Buildings for Energy Efficiency Photo of the Denver skyline with Wells Fargo Center building in the center of the image and the Rocky Mountains in the background. A local law firm upgraded one floor of their offices in the Wells Fargo Center (center) in Denver as part of Commercial Building Partnerships. Renovation, retrofit and refurbishment of existing buildings represent an opportunity to upgrade the energy performance of commercial building assets for their ongoing life. Often retrofit involves modifications to existing commercial buildings that may improve energy efficiency or decrease energy demand. In addition, retrofits are often used as opportune time to install distributed generation to a building. Energy efficiency retrofits can reduce the operational costs, particularly in older buildings, as well as help to attract tenants and gain a market edge.

115

Residential Retrofits in the Southeast: A Performance Update  

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

Residential Retrofits in Residential Retrofits in the Southeast: A Performance Update Roderick K. Jackson Ph.D Oak Ridge National Laboratory for Building America Stakeholder Meeting 3/1/2012 2 Managed by UT-Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy Project Goals 1. Can we retrofit existing homes to achieve energy savings of more than 30% 2. Can we cost effectively retrofit existing homes to achieve energy savings of more than 30% 3. Will homeowners pay for retrofits that achieve energy savings of more than 30% 4. Will reality (i.e. utility bills) match the projected energy savings * In the event any of the answers to questions 1-4 is NO, what are obstacles to YES 3 Managed by UT-Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy Project Overview Nine homes received retrofits with projected source energy

116

Building Media, Inc. (Du Pont) (Building America Retrofit Alliance) | Open  

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Media, Inc. (Du Pont) (Building America Retrofit Alliance) Media, Inc. (Du Pont) (Building America Retrofit Alliance) Jump to: navigation, search Name Building Media, Inc. (Du Pont) (Building America Retrofit Alliance) Place Wilmington, DE Website http://www.prweb.com/releases/ References Building America Retrofit Alliance Press Release[1] BMI Website[2] DuPont Website[3] Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes Partnership Type Incubator Partnering Center within NREL Electricity Resources & Building Systems Integration LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! Building Media, Inc. (Du Pont) (Building America Retrofit Alliance) is a company located in Wilmington, DE. References ↑ "Building America Retrofit Alliance Press Release" ↑ "BMI Website"

117

Generic robot architecture  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides methods, computer readable media, and apparatuses for a generic robot architecture providing a framework that is easily portable to a variety of robot platforms and is configured to provide hardware abstractions, abstractions for generic robot attributes, environment abstractions, and robot behaviors. The generic robot architecture includes a hardware abstraction level and a robot abstraction level. The hardware abstraction level is configured for developing hardware abstractions that define, monitor, and control hardware modules available on a robot platform. The robot abstraction level is configured for defining robot attributes and provides a software framework for building robot behaviors from the robot attributes. Each of the robot attributes includes hardware information from at least one hardware abstraction. In addition, each robot attribute is configured to substantially isolate the robot behaviors from the at least one hardware abstraction.

Bruemmer, David J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Few, Douglas A. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2010-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

118

Effective method for MHD retrofit of power plants  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Retrofitting existing power plants with an open-cycle MHD system has been re-examined in light of recent developments in the heat and seed recovery technology area. A new retrofit cycle configuration has been developed which provides for a direct gas-gas coupling; also, the MHD topping cycle can be decoupled from the existing plant for either separate or joint operation. As an example, the MHD retrofit concept has been applied to Illinois Power Company's Vermilion Station No. 1, a coal-fired power plant presently in operation. Substantial increases in efficiency have been demonstrated and the economic validity of the MHD retrofit approach has been established.

Berry, G.F.; Dennis, C.B.; Johnson, T.R.; Minkov, V.

1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Cedarville School District Retrofit of Heating and Cooling Systems...  

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School District Retrofit of Heating and Cooling Systems with Geothermal Heat Pumps and Ground Source Water Loops Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on...

120

City of Los Angeles - Green Building Retrofit Requirement | Department of  

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

Green Building Retrofit Requirement Green Building Retrofit Requirement City of Los Angeles - Green Building Retrofit Requirement < Back Eligibility Local Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Insulation Manufacturing Buying & Making Electricity Solar Water Heating Program Info State California Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider Los Angeles Department of Water and Power In April 2009, Los Angeles enacted [clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2006/06-1963_ord_180633.pdf Ordinance 180636], known as the Green Building Retrofit Ordinance. This ordinance was later amended by Ordinance 182259. The law requires all city-owned

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121

CPS Energy - Small Business Lighting Retrofit Program (Texas...  

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Share this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon CPS Energy - Small Business Lighting Retrofit Program (Texas) This is the approved revision of this page, as well as being...

122

SEF of Central Eastern Pennsylvania Small Business Lighting Retrofit...  

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Facebook icon Twitter icon SEF of Central Eastern Pennsylvania Small Business Lighting Retrofit (PPL Territory) (Pennsylvania) This is the approved revision of this page,...

123

Columbia River PUD - Commercial Lighting Retrofit Program (Oregon...  

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Share this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon Columbia River PUD - Commercial Lighting Retrofit Program (Oregon) This is the approved revision of this page, as well as...

124

Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation  

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

SmartMarket Report Produced with support from Energy Efficient Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation Funding provided by U.S. Department of Energy...

125

Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide: Practical Ways to Improve Energy...  

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BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide Practical Ways to Improve Energy Performance Grocery Stores In collaboration with: Prepared by: National Renewable...

126

Residential photovoltaic worth : an assessment of retrofit vs. new construction  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper characterizes the basic differences between photovoltaic retrofit and new construction applications. It quantifies the tradeoffs forced by rooftop area constraints, special array mounting costs, maintenance ...

Dinwoodie, Thomas L.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Retrofit of Existing Residential Building: a Case Study  

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There are about 42 billion square meters of existing buildings in China. The energy efficiency of existing buildings directly relates to the energy consumption of the building sector. The retrofit of existing residential building began in the 1990s in Heilongjiang. The Sino-Canada demonstration project and Sino-France demonstration project of retrofitting existing residential buildings were carried out in 1997 and 2004, respectively. The retrofit method and energy conservation potential of the envelope and heating system of northern existing buildings are analyzed in this paper, combining the experiences of retrofitting existing residential buildings in Heilongjiang. The software was compiled to aid the design of the envelope retrofit in Heilongjiang and to analyze the working situation in existing residential building heating systems. The imbalance of the indoor temperature and the quantity of heating loss from opening the window in different retrofit projects are presented. The emphasis on energy efficiency retrofit of the envelope of existing residential buildings should be placed on the wall in northern region. It is possible to reduce about 50 percent of energy consumption of buildings by insulating the wall. The external insulation is suitable for retrofitting existing buildings, and the moisture transfer should be considered at the same time. To insure actual reduction in energy consumption, the heating system should be retrofitted when the envelope is insulated.

Zhao, L.; Xu, W.; Li, L.; Gao, G.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deep Energy Retrofits-Eleven California Case Studies Brennan...  

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Deep Energy Retrofits-Eleven California Case Studies Brennan Less, Jeremy Fisher and Iain Walker Environmental Energy Technologies Division October 2012 LBNL-6166E Disclaimer This...

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NETL: CCPI - TOXECON Retrofit for Mercury and Multi-Pollutant...  

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2004) Environmental Reports TOXECON Retrofit for Mercury and Multi-Pollutant Control, Environmental Assessment PDF-847KB (Sept 2003) PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS Concrete...

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Microsoft Word - CCS_PC_retrofit_r10.docx  

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OF THE COSTS OF RETROFITTING WITH CO 2 CAPTURE TECHNOLOGY DOENETL-402102309 January 4, 2011 NETL Contact: Christopher Nichols Office of Strategic Energy Analysis and Planning...

131

robot2  

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9, 1999 9, 1999 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman (Signed) Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION : Report on "The Office of Defense Programs Robotics and Intelligent Machines Projects" BACKGROUND Robotics and Intelligent Machines (RIM) are systems composed of machines, sensors, computers, and software capable of executing various tasks with minimal human intervention. They have wide range application for solving many operational challenges including nuclear waste cleanup and weapons manufacturing and dismantlement. RIM accelerates cleanup and reduces the amount of exposure humans experience from nuclear materials. Recently, the Department achieved a major milestone in publishing a technology roadmap. The roadmap

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RETROFIT RAMP-UP SELECTED PROJECTS* Austin, Texas ($10 Million): The Austin Climate Protection Retrofit Program will accelerate  

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RETROFIT RAMP-UP SELECTED PROJECTS* RETROFIT RAMP-UP SELECTED PROJECTS* Austin, Texas ($10 Million): The Austin Climate Protection Retrofit Program will accelerate energy and water efficiency and integrated renewable energy improvements in private and commercial properties in the City of Austin and Austin Energy's service territory. The project will focus on alternative financing options for property owners, including new financing mechanisms, interest rate buy downs, and on-bill repayment. Boulder County, Colorado ($25 Million): Boulder County is partnering with the city of Denver, Garfield County, the Governor's Energy Office, Xcel Energy and others to launch the Colorado Retrofit Ramp-Up Program that will stimulate economic growth and investment in

133

Retrofits for Improved Heat Rate and Availability: Circulating Water Heat Recovery Retrofits  

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Circulating water heat recovery is a means of directly increasing the thermal efficiency of a power plant. If only fuel savings are considered, the economic benefit is often only marginal. However, when increased megawatt output and heat-rate improvements are included in the economic analysis, such retrofits can be attractive, with break-even fuel costs sometimes approaching $1/million Btu.

1990-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

134

Energy Efficient Retrofits and Green Building Practices  

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According to the recent survey more and more concern being expressed throughout the Middle East regions that the power generation companies are suffering with shortage of power during the peek hours and consequently unable to meet the power demand. Moreover, the increase in demand is also causing rise in pollution levels. Therefore, the subject of energy efficient retrofits and green building practices is becoming increasingly important. Based on the latest walkthrough energy audit it is proven that 65% of electricity is consumed by Air Conditioning System resulting average energy consumption by 250kWh/year/sqmeter of a residential complex.

Rahman, M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Measure Guideline: Hybrid Foundation Insulation Retrofits  

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This measure guideline provides recommendations for designs and variations for retrofit hybrid assemblies in improving interior foundation insulation and water management of basements. Variations include closed cell spray foam (ccSPF) with membrane waterproofing or air gap membrane drainage layers, rigid board foam insulation at flat walls (cast concrete or CMU block), a 'partial drainage' detail making use of the bulk water drainage that occurs through the field of a rubble stone wall, and non-drained spray foam assemblies (including slab insulation).

Ueno, K.; Lstiburek, J.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Closing Gaps in Modeling Multifamily Retrofits  

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Building America Technical Update Meeting Denver, Colorado April 30, 2013 Jordan Dentz, The Levy Partnership., Inc. Closing Gaps in Modeling Multifamily Retrofits Advanced Residential Integrated Energy Solutions Overview * Multifamily modeling inputs (BA House Simulation Protocols) * Important multifamily measures * Other MF gaps Vital to meet 50% goals and therefore important to include in Building America's multifamily modeling capabilities Model Inputs * Heating set point * Cooling set point * Behavior assumptions 3 Heating Set Point - Central Systems * House simulation protocol assumes 71°F * Overheating is common * Approach: adjust modeled heating set point - how much? * Average heating season indoor temperature was 76°F in a sample of 18 buildings (ARIES 2013a)

137

Home Energy Article: A Systems Approach to Retrofitting Residential HVAC Systems  

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to Retrofitting a Residential HVAC System, Lawrence Berkeleyducts. New downsized ducts and HVAC equipment. The ducts areto Retrofitting Residential HVAC Systems J.A. McWilliams and

McWilliams, Jennifer A.; Walker, Iain S.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Retrofitting analysis of integrated bio-refineries  

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A bio-refinery is a processing facility that produces liquid transportation fuels and/or value-added chemicals and other products. Because of the dwindling resources and escalating prices of fossil fuels, there are emerging situations in which the economic performance of fossil-based facilities can be enhanced by retrofitting and incorporation of bio-mass feedstocks. These systems can be regarded as bio-refineries or integrated fossilbio- refineries. This work presents a retrofitting analysis to integrated bio-refineries. Focus is given to the problem of process modification to an existing plant by considering capacity expansion and material substitution with biomass feedstocks. Process integration studies were conducted to determine cost-effective strategies for enhancing production and for incorporating biomass into the process. Energy and mass integration approaches were used to induce synergism and to reduce cost by exchanging heat, material utilities, and by sharing equipment. Cost-benefit analysis was used to guide the decision-making process and to compare various production routes. Ethanol production from two routes was used as a case study to illustrate the applicability of the proposed approach and the results were bio-refinery has become more attractive then fossil-refinery.

Cormier, Benjamin R.

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Tandem mobile robot system  

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A robotic vehicle system for terrain navigation mobility provides a way to climb stairs, cross crevices, and navigate across difficult terrain by coupling two or more mobile robots with a coupling device and controlling the robots cooperatively in tandem.

Buttz, James H. (Albuquerque, NM); Shirey, David L. (Albuquerque, NM); Hayward, David R. (Albuquerque, NM)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NYSEG (Electric) - Small Business Lighting Retrofit Program | Department of  

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NYSEG (Electric) - Small Business Lighting Retrofit Program NYSEG (Electric) - Small Business Lighting Retrofit Program NYSEG (Electric) - Small Business Lighting Retrofit Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Savings Category Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Program Info Funding Source System Benefits Charge State New York Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Energy Assessment: Free Lighting Retrofit: 70% of cost Provider RG&E and NYSEG NYSEG offers a lighting incentive program designed to serve small business customers with a demand of 100 kilowatts (kW) or less. These small business customers may schedule a free energy assessment and then receive a 70% discount on the installed cost of recommended lighting measures. Eligible lighting measures include the retrofitting of fluorescent fixtures,

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141

Tillamook County PUD - Dairy Lighting Retrofit Rebate Program | Department  

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Tillamook County PUD - Dairy Lighting Retrofit Rebate Program Tillamook County PUD - Dairy Lighting Retrofit Rebate Program Tillamook County PUD - Dairy Lighting Retrofit Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Agricultural Savings Category Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Program Info State Oregon Program Type Utility Rebate Program Provider Tillamook County PUD Tillamook PUD offers the Dairy Lighting Retrofit Program for its agricultural members to save energy on lighting in eligible barns/facilities. Tillamook PUD completes a lighting audit of the facility to calculate the energy savings and rebate amount. Incentives are provided for the replacement of existing mercury vapor, incandescent, and T12 fluorescent fixtures with new ORION AG9000 3-lamp T8 fluorescent fixtures. This rebate is available for retrofits only, new construction is not

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Retrofit Ramp-Up Selected Projects* | Department of Energy  

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Retrofit Ramp-Up Selected Projects* Retrofit Ramp-Up Selected Projects* Retrofit Ramp-Up Selected Projects* Brief descriptions of retrofit ramp projects throughout the nation including: Austin, Texas; Boulder County, Colorado;Camden, New Jersey;Chicago;Cincinnati,Ohio;Greensboro, North Carolina;Indianapolis, Indiana;Kansas City, Missouri;Los Angeles County, California;Lowell, Massachusetts;State of Maine;State of Maryland;State of Michigan;State of Missouri;Omaha, Nebraska;State of New Hampshire;New York State Research and Development Authority;Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;Phoenix, Arizona;Portland, Oregon;San Antonio, Texas;Seattle, Washington;Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance;Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, Ohio;Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation Retrofit Ramp-Up Selected Projects*

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DEEP RESIDENTIAL RETROFITS - USING LESS AND LIVING BETTER  

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DEEP RESIDENTIAL RETROFITS - USING LESS AND LIVING BETTER DEEP RESIDENTIAL RETROFITS - USING LESS AND LIVING BETTER Speaker(s): Iain Walker Date: December 11, 2009 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 (This is a repeat of the Nov. 18 ME EET Seminar on campus) There are currently thousands of federal, state and utility programs starting up throughout he nation to retrofit existing homes. Most of these programs have moderate savings goals on the order of 20%, but to really make an impact and make the nations housing stock sustainable we need savings of 70% or more. This requires fundamental changes in the way we think about retrofits. We need better diagnostics to determine how houses perform - both before and after retrofitting, we need better ways of simulating home performance so we can make better decisions about what to do to a home to

144

Retrofitting the Southeast: The Cool Energy House  

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The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings has provided the technical engineering and building science support for a highly visible demonstration home in connection with the National Association of Home Builders' International Builders Show. The two previous projects, the Las Vegas net-zero ReVISION House and the 2011 VISION and ReVISION Houses in Orlando, met goals for energy efficiency, cost effectiveness, and information dissemination through multiple web-based venues. This project, which was unveiled at the 2012 International Builders Show in Orlando on February 9, is the deep energy retrofit Cool Energy House (CEH). The CEH began as a mid-1990s two-story traditional specification house of about 4,000 ft2 in the upscale Orlando suburb of Windermere.

Zoeller, W.; Shapiro, C.; Vijayakumar, G.; Puttagunta, S.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

A Methodology to Measure Retrofit Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings  

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Measured energy savings promote and sustain energy conservation retrofits by verifying the success of retrofits, determining pay-back schedules, guiding the selection of future retrofits and identifying opportunities for further savings. This dissertation develops a methodology to measure retrofit energy savings and the uncertainty of the savings in commercial buildings. The functional forms of empirical models of cooling and heating energy use in commercial buildings are derived from an engineering analysis of constant-air-volume and variable-air-volume HVAC systems. One, two, three and four parameter, temperature-dependent regression models are proposed to model baseline energy use. Retrofit savings are measured as the difference between the baseline energy use project by the models and the measured post-retrofit energy use. A hybrid ordinary least squares/autoregressive method is developed to determine the uncertainty of the predicated energy use and savings. The annual predictive ability of models based on pre-retrofit data sets of less than a full year is investigated. The energy delivery efficiency is introduced to measure the efficiency of air-side systems at meeting the net building load. A preliminary investigation of the use of artificial neural network models to measure savings is presented. The methodology is demonstrated on case study examples using software specifically developed for the analysis of commercial building energy use.

Kissock, John Kelly

2008-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

146

Public Sector New Construction and Retrofit Program | Department of Energy  

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Public Sector New Construction and Retrofit Program Public Sector New Construction and Retrofit Program Public Sector New Construction and Retrofit Program < Back Eligibility Fed. Government Institutional Local Government Schools State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Cooling Construction Design & Remodeling Appliances & Electronics Ventilation Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Manufacturing Insulation Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate Bonus maximum: $100,000 All incentives: $2.50/sq. ft. (base plus bonus), $300,000, 75% of project costs, and 100% of incremental costs Program Info Funding Source Illinois Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) surcharge for Ameren,

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NIPSCO - Existing Facility Retrofit Rebate Program | Department of Energy  

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NIPSCO - Existing Facility Retrofit Rebate Program NIPSCO - Existing Facility Retrofit Rebate Program NIPSCO - Existing Facility Retrofit Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Nonprofit Schools State Government Tribal Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Manufacturing Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Maximum Rebate Contact NIPSCO $500,000 per project per year $1,000,000 per applicant per year Program Info Expiration Date 12/31/2013 State Indiana Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Other Projects: $0.09/kWh in electricity reductions Energize Indiana Rebates: Varies widely Provider

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MassSAVE (Electric) - Residential Retrofit Programs | Department of Energy  

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Retrofit Programs Retrofit Programs MassSAVE (Electric) - Residential Retrofit Programs < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential 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 Water Heating Maximum Rebate Weatherization: $2000 Program Info Expiration Date 12/31/2012 State Massachusetts Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Weatherization: 75% Heat Pump Water Heater: $1,000 Income Eligible Customers: free home energy consultation Mulitifamily Incentives: comprehensive energy analysis, lighting upgrades, insulation, air sealing and other energy saving measures.

149

Preliminary Screening for Project Feasibility and Applications for Geothermal Heat Pump Retrofit Projects  

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Fact sheet describes guidance on determining the feasibility of geothermal heat pump retrofit projects.

150

Framing robot arms control  

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The development of autonomous, robotic weaponry is progressing rapidly. Many observers agree that banning the initiation of lethal activity by autonomous weapons is a worthy goal. Some disagree with this goal, on the grounds that robots may equal and ... Keywords: Autonomous weapons, Machine ethics, Military robots, Moral machines, Operational morality, Robot arms control

Wendell Wallach; Colin Allen

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Golden Valley Electric Association - Commercial Lighting Retrofit Rebate  

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Commercial Lighting Retrofit Commercial Lighting Retrofit Rebate Program Golden Valley Electric Association - Commercial Lighting Retrofit Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Savings Category Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Maximum Rebate $20,000 per project Program Info State Alaska Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Up to $1,000/kW or 50% of the project cost Provider Golden Valley Electric Association BusBusiness $ense is a Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) program designed to increase the efficiency with which energy is used on GVEA's system. It provides rebates of up to $20,000 to existing facilities receiving the commercial rate who reduce their lighting loads through energy efficient lighting retrofit projects. Facilities on GVEA's

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Lighting Retrofit Improving Visibility, Saving Energy | Department of  

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Lighting Retrofit Improving Visibility, Saving Energy Lighting Retrofit Improving Visibility, Saving Energy Lighting Retrofit Improving Visibility, Saving Energy August 27, 2010 - 10:05am Addthis New LED lighting fixtures (right) emit a whiter light than existing high-pressure sodium cobra head streetlights (left) and don't spill light onto nearby houses. | Photos courtesy of the City of Muscatine New LED lighting fixtures (right) emit a whiter light than existing high-pressure sodium cobra head streetlights (left) and don't spill light onto nearby houses. | Photos courtesy of the City of Muscatine Kevin Craft In the small Midwestern town of Muscatine, Iowa-known as the "The Pearl Button Capital of the World" for the millions of pearl buttons produced there in the early 1900s-a lighting retrofit project will bring a new

153

Residential Deep Energy Retrofits: Monitoring and Performance of 10  

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Residential Deep Energy Retrofits: Monitoring and Performance of 10 Residential Deep Energy Retrofits: Monitoring and Performance of 10 California Case Study Homes Speaker(s): Brennan Less Jeremy Fisher Date: August 16, 2011 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3075 Deep Energy Retrofits are residential remodeling projects, which attempt to drastically reduce energy usage and environmental impact, as well as increase occupant comfort and improve indoor air quality. With energy reduction targets ranging from 50% to 90%, these projects use similar strategies to those typically deployed in a net-zero energy home. Most Deep Retrofits include insulation upgrades, window replacement, air sealing, HVAC replacement, renewable energy technologies, and new appliances and lighting. No building system or component is overlooked. 10 of these exciting projects are being monitored in California by the Energy

154

Charlotte Green Supply Chain: Residential Retrofitting | Department of  

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Charlotte Green Supply Chain: Residential Retrofitting Charlotte Green Supply Chain: Residential Retrofitting Charlotte Green Supply Chain: Residential Retrofitting July 30, 2010 - 10:50am Addthis Joshua DeLung What does this mean for me? Weatherizing your home could immediately save you 30% on your home energy bills. Charlotte, N.C. resident Ron Martin heard he could save some money by having his home retrofitted, making small - but important - changes to increase energy efficiency. The ideal was intriguing. Martin called local retrofitter Energy Tight in May to come perform an energy audit on his home. The company performed a blower door test and checked his duct work, attic and crawlspace for areas where energy might be leaking out. "They used an infrared camera to show me places in the walls where there

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Lighting Retrofits Saving Energy, Helping Local Companies | Department of  

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Lighting Retrofits Saving Energy, Helping Local Companies Lighting Retrofits Saving Energy, Helping Local Companies Lighting Retrofits Saving Energy, Helping Local Companies August 9, 2010 - 1:00pm Addthis LEDs such as this are expected to save Altoona, Pa. thousands in energy costs. | File photo LEDs such as this are expected to save Altoona, Pa. thousands in energy costs. | File photo It's easy to measure the effects of a lighting retrofit project in a city like Altoona, Pa., where 169 new LED units are expected to save $4,078 in energy costs annually. But there are also other benefits to such energy efficiency initiatives, which can be seen in the local companies that make the projects possible. "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has helped our customers make the decision to move forward with energy related projects," says Paul

156

The retrofitting of existing buildings for seismic criteria  

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This thesis describes the process for retrofitting a building for seismic criteria. It explains the need for a new, performance-based design code to provide a range of acceptable building behavior. It then outlines the ...

Besing, Christa, 1978-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Coal Direct Chemical Looping Retrofit for Pulverized Coal-Fired...  

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Coal Direct Chemical Looping Retrofit for Pulverized Coal-Fired Power Plants with In-Situ CO 2 Capture Background Pulverized coal (PC)-fired power plants provide nearly 50% of...

158

Applications of sustainable technology to retrofits in urban areas  

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Energy Losses from old buildings comprise a significant percentage of the total residential energy consumption in the United States. Retrofitting buildings for conservation can greatly decrease the present energy demand ...

Taylor, Paki (Paki A.), 1974-

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in Oakland (A Roundtable...  

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Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in Oakland (A Roundtable Discussion) Speaker(s): Emily Kirsch Justin Butler Date: July 15, 2008 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar HostPoint...

160

Continuous Commissioning: A Valuable Partner to Retrofit Projects  

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Continuous Commissioning (CC) or HVAC system optimization is not only a valuable stand-alone energy saving measure for commercial buildings, but it is also an important escort solution to retrofit projects. Energy retrofit projects typically achieve projected savings. But in cases where savings goals are not being met, optimizing HVAC system performance can be the difference in an underachieving versus a successful project. This paper presents a real-world study of pairing a CC project with an energy retrofit in a 107,000 square foot hospital building. Applying the CC strategy to an underperforming retrofit, projected energy savings were achieved and even increased. Additionally, by increasing supply air capacity, patients, staff and visitors now enjoy improved comfort conditions. This paper also explores the working relationship between an ESCO and a university research laboratory, whose combined efforts led to this remarkable turn around.

Turner, W. D.; Banks, K.; Athar, A.; Yazdani, B.; Zhu, Y.; Culp, C.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool Webinar  

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DOE will present a live webinar titled "Using the Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool" on Thursday, August 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time....

162

Variable Speed Fan Retrofits for Computer Room Air Conditioners  

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Variable-Speed Fan Retrofits for Computer-Room Air Conditioners Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program Technology Case Study Bulletin By...

163

DOE Webinar - Residential Geothermal Heat Pump Retrofits (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This presentation was given December 14, 2010, as part of DOE's Webinar series. The presentation discusses geothermal heat pump retrofits, technology options, and an overview of geothermal energy and geothermal heat pumps.

Anderson, E. R.

2010-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

164

Method for Determining Optimal Residential Energy Efficiency Retrofit Packages  

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Businesses, government agencies, consumers, policy makers, and utilities currently have limited access to occupant-, building-, and location-specific recommendations for optimal energy retrofit packages, as defined by estimated costs and energy savings. This report describes an analysis method for determining optimal residential energy efficiency retrofit packages and, as an illustrative example, applies the analysis method to a 1960s-era home in eight U.S. cities covering a range of International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) climate regions. The method uses an optimization scheme that considers average energy use (determined from building energy simulations) and equivalent annual cost to recommend optimal retrofit packages specific to the building, occupants, and location. Energy savings and incremental costs are calculated relative to a minimum upgrade reference scenario, which accounts for efficiency upgrades that would occur in the absence of a retrofit because of equipment wear-out and replacement with current minimum standards.

Polly, B.; Gestwick, M.; Bianchi, M.; Anderson, R.; Horowitz, S.; Christensen, C.; Judkoff, R.

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho | Department of Energy  

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Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Addthis Description Boise, Idaho is using an energy efficiency grant to retrofit hundreds of streetlights throughout the downtown area with energy-efficient LED bulbs, which will save money and improve safety and local quality of life. Speakers Clay Young, LeAnn Oliver, David Bieter, Neal Oldemeyer Duration 3:05 Topic Tax Credits, Rebates, Savings Clean Cities Commercial Lighting Credit Energy Department Video Boise is an old pioneer town. It's fairly isolated and it has, you know, kind of a pioneering spirit still about it. People are very independent, very outdoorsy. It's a smallish metropolitan area but it's kind of a hip metropolitan area. It's a very, very neat place to

166

Lighting Retrofits Saving Energy, Helping Local Companies | Department of  

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Lighting Retrofits Saving Energy, Helping Local Companies Lighting Retrofits Saving Energy, Helping Local Companies Lighting Retrofits Saving Energy, Helping Local Companies August 9, 2010 - 1:00pm Addthis LEDs such as this are expected to save Altoona, Pa. thousands in energy costs. | File photo LEDs such as this are expected to save Altoona, Pa. thousands in energy costs. | File photo It's easy to measure the effects of a lighting retrofit project in a city like Altoona, Pa., where 169 new LED units are expected to save $4,078 in energy costs annually. But there are also other benefits to such energy efficiency initiatives, which can be seen in the local companies that make the projects possible. "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has helped our customers make the decision to move forward with energy related projects," says Paul

167

Indoor environmental quality benefits of apartment energy retrofits  

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Indoor environmental quality benefits of apartment energy retrofits Indoor environmental quality benefits of apartment energy retrofits Title Indoor environmental quality benefits of apartment energy retrofits Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-6373E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Noris, Federico, Gary Adamkiewicz, William W. Delp, Toshifumi Hotchi, Marion L. Russell, Brett C. Singer, Michael Spears, Kimberly Vermeer, and William J. Fisk Journal Building Environment Volume 68 Pagination 170-178 Date Published 10/2013 Keywords Apartments; Energy; Indoor environmental quality; Retrofit; Selection Abstract Sixteen apartments serving low-income populations in three buildings were retrofit with the goal of simultaneously reducing energy consumption and improving indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Retrofit measures varied among apartments and included, among others, envelope sealing, installation of continuous mechanical ventilation systems, upgrading bathroom fans and range hoods, attic insulation, replacement of heating and cooling systems, and adding wall-mounted particle air cleaners. IEQ parameters were measured, generally for two one-week periods before and after the retrofits. The measurements indicate an overall improvement in IEQ conditions after the retrofits. Comfort conditions, bathroom humidity, and concentrations of carbon dioxide, acetaldehyde, volatile organic compounds, and particles generally improved. Formaldehyde and nitrogen dioxide levels decreased in the building with the highest concentrations, were unchanged in a second building, and increased in a third building. IEQ parameters other than particles improved more in apartments with continuous mechanical ventilation systems installed. In general, but not consistently, larger percent increases in air exchange rates were associated with larger percent decreases in indoor levels of the pollutants that primarily come from indoor sources.

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Retrofit of a Multifamily Mass Masonry Building in New England  

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Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity (MVHfH) has partnered with Building Science Corporation to provide high performance affordable housing for 10 families in the retrofit of an existing brick building (a former convent) into condominiums. The research performed for this project provides information regarding advanced retrofit packages for multi-family masonry buildings in Cold climates. In particular, this project demonstrates safe, durable, and cost-effective solutions that will potentially benefit millions of multi-family brick buildings throughout the East Coast and Midwest (Cold climates). The retrofit packages provide insight on the opportunities for and constraints on retrofitting multifamily buildings with ambitious energy performance goals but a limited budget. The condominium conversion project will contribute to several areas of research on enclosures, space conditioning, and water heating. Enclosure items include insulation of mass masonry building on the interior, airtightness of these types of retrofits, multi-unit building compartmentalization, window selection, and roof insulation strategies. Mechanical system items include combined hydronic and space heating systems with hydronic distribution in small (low load) units, and ventilation system retrofits for multifamily buildings.

Ueno, K.; Kerrigan, P.; Wytrykowska, H.; Van Straaten, R.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Wyandotte Neighborhood Stabilization Program: Retrofit of Two Homes  

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The Wyandotte NSP2 project aims to build 20 new houses and retrofit 20 existing houses in Wyandotte, MI. This report will detail the retrofit of 2 existing houses in the program. Wyandotte is part of a Michigan State Housing Development Authority-led consortium that is funded by HUD under the NSP2 program. The City of Wyandotte has also been awarded DOE EE&CBG funds that are being used to develop a district GSHP system to service the project. This draft report examines the energy efficiency recommendations for retrofit construction at these homes. The report will be of interest to anyone planning an affordable, high performance retrofit of an existing home in a Cold Climate zone. Information from this report will also be useful to retrofit or weatherization program staff as some of the proposed retrofit solutions will apply to a wide range of projects. Preliminary results from the first complete house suggest that the technology package employed (which includes spray foam insulation and insulating sheathing) does meet the specific whole house water, air, and thermal control requirements, as well as, the project's affordability goals. Monitoring of the GSHP system has been recommended and analysis of this information is not yet available.

Lukachko, A.; Grin, A.; Bergey, D.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Robotic vehicle  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A robotic vehicle is described for travel through an enclosed or partially enclosed conduit or pipe including vertical and/or horizontal conduit or pipe. The robotic vehicle comprises forward and rear housings each provided with a surface engaging mechanism for selectively engaging the walls of the conduit through which the vehicle is travelling, whereby the housings are selectively held in a stationary position within the conduit. The vehicle also includes at least three selectively extendable members, each of which defines a cavity therein. The forward end portion of each extendable member is secured to the forward housing and the rear end portion of each housing is secured to the rear housing. Each of the extendable members is independently extendable from a retracted position to an extended position upon the injection of a gas under pressure into the cavity of the extendable member such that the distance between the forward housing and the rear housing can be selectively increased. Further, each of the extendable members is independently retractable from the extended position to the retracted position upon the application of a vacuum to the cavity of the extendable member such that the distance between the forward housing and the rear housing can be selectively decreased. 11 figures.

Box, W.D.

1994-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

171

Robotic vehicle  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A robotic vehicle is described for travel through an enclosed or partially enclosed conduit or pipe including vertical and/or horizontal conduit or pipe. The robotic vehicle comprises forward and rear housings each provided with a surface engaging mechanism for selectively engaging the walls of the conduit through which the vehicle is travelling, whereby the housings are selectively held in a stationary position within the conduit. The vehicle also includes at least three selectively extendable members, each of which defines a cavity therein. The forward end portion of each extendable member is secured to the forward housing and the rear end portion of each housing is secured to the rear housing. Each of the extendable members is independently extendable from a retracted position to an extended position upon the injection of a gas under pressure into the cavity of the extendable member such that the distance between the forward housing and the rear housing can be selectively increased. Further, each of the extendable members is independently retractable from the extended position to the retracted position upon the application of a vacuum to the cavity of the extendable member such that the distance between the forward housing and the rear housing can be selectively decreased. 14 figs.

Box, W.D.

1996-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

172

Robotic intelligence kernel  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A robot platform includes perceptors, locomotors, and a system controller. The system controller executes a robot intelligence kernel (RIK) that includes a multi-level architecture and a dynamic autonomy structure. The multi-level architecture includes a robot behavior level for defining robot behaviors, that incorporate robot attributes and a cognitive level for defining conduct modules that blend an adaptive interaction between predefined decision functions and the robot behaviors. The dynamic autonomy structure is configured for modifying a transaction capacity between an operator intervention and a robot initiative and may include multiple levels with at least a teleoperation mode configured to maximize the operator intervention and minimize the robot initiative and an autonomous mode configured to minimize the operator intervention and maximize the robot initiative. Within the RIK at least the cognitive level includes the dynamic autonomy structure.

Bruemmer, David J. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2009-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

173

Pilot Residential Deep Energy Retrofits and the PNNL Lab Homes  

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This report summarizes research investigating the technical and economic feasibility of several pilot deep energy retrofits, or retrofits that save 30% to 50% or more on a whole-house basis while increasing comfort, durability, combustion safety, and indoor air quality. The work is being conducted for the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program as part of the Building America Program. As part of the overall program, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) researchers are collecting and analyzing a comprehensive dataset that describes pre- and post-retrofit energy consumption, retrofit measure cost, health and comfort impacts, and other pertinent information for each home participating in the study. The research and data collection protocol includes recruitment of candidate residences, a thorough test-in audit, home energy modeling, and generation of retrofit measure recommendations, implementation of the measures, test-out, and continued evaluation. On some homes, more detailed data will be collected to disaggregate energy-consumption information. This multi-year effort began in October 2010. To date, the PNNL team has performed test-in audits on 51 homes in the marine, cold, and hot-humid climate zones, and completed 3 retrofits in Texas, 10 in Florida, and 2 in the Pacific Northwest. Two of the retrofits are anticipated to save 50% or more in energy bills and the others - savings are in the 30% to 40% range. Fourteen other retrofits are under way in the three climate zones. Metering equipment has been installed in seven of these retrofits - three in Texas, three in Florida, and one in the Pacific Northwest. This report is an interim update, providing information on the research protocol and status of the PNNL deep energy retrofit project as of December, 2011. The report also presents key findings and lessons learned, based on the body of work to date. In addition, the report summarizes the status of the PNNL Lab Homes that are new manufactured homes procured with minimal energy-efficiency specifications typical of existing homes in the region, and sited on the PNNL campus. The Lab Homes serve as a flexible test facility (the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest) to rapidly evaluate energy-efficient and grid-smart technologies that are applicable to residential construction.

Widder, Sarah H.; Chandra, Subrato; Parker, Graham B.; Sande, Susan; Blanchard, Jeremy; Stroer, Dennis; McIlvaine, Janet; Chasar, David; Beal, David; Sutherland, Karen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Vision based robot navigation  

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In this thesis we propose a vision-based robot navigation system that constructs a high level topological representation of the world. A robot using this system learns to recognize rooms and spaces by building a hidden ...

Roth, Daniel R. (Daniel Risner), 1979-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Programming microsoft robotics studio  

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Get the practical reference to programming robotic applications by using the Microsoft Robotics Studio. Ideal for programmers familiar with Windows based development using Microsoft Visual Studio and the Microsoft .NET Framework, this guide ...

Sara Morgan

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Short-Term Test Results: Multifamily Home Energy Efficiency Retrofit  

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Multifamily deep energy retrofits (DERs) represent great potential for energy savings, while also providing valuable insights on research-generated efficiency measures, cost-effectiveness metrics, and risk factor strategies for the multifamily housing industry. The Bay Ridge project is comprised of a base scope retrofit with a goal of achieving 30% savings (relative to pre-retrofit), and a DER scope with a goal of 50% savings (relative to pre-retrofit). The base scope has been applied to the entire complex, except for one 12-unit building which underwent the DER scope. Findings from the implementation, commissioning, and short-term testing at Bay Ridge include air infiltration reductions of greater than 60% in the DER building; a hybrid heat pump system with a Savings to Investment Ratio (SIR) > 1 (relative to a high efficiency furnace) which also provides the resident with added incentive for energy savings; and duct leakage reductions of > 60% using an aerosolized duct sealing approach. Despite being a moderate rehab instead of a gut rehab, the Bay Ridge DER is currently projected to achieve energy savings ? 50% compared to pre-retrofit, and the short-term testing supports this estimate.

Lyons, J.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicted vs. Actual Energy Savings of Retrofitted House  

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This paper reports the results of actual energy savings and the predicted energy savings of retrofitted one-story house located in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The process started with modeling the house prior to retrofitting and after retrofitting. The monthly metered energy consumption is acquired from the electric company archives for seven years prior to retrofitting and recording the actual monthly energy consumption of the post retrofitting. The house model is established on DOE 2.1. Actual monthly energy consumption is used to calibrate and fine-tuning the model until the gap between actual and predicted consumption was narrowed. Then the Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) are entered into the modeled house according to the changes in thermo-physical properties of the envelope and the changes in schedules and number of users. In order to account for those differences, electrical consumption attributed to A/C in summer was isolated and compared. The study followed the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) in assessing the impact of energy conservation measures on actual, metered, building energy consumption. The study aimed to show the predicted savings by the simulated building model and the actual utility bills' analysis in air conditioning consumption and peak at monthly load due to building envelope.

Al-Mofeez, I.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MassSAVE (Gas) - Commercial Retrofit Program | Department of Energy  

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MassSAVE (Gas) - Commercial Retrofit Program MassSAVE (Gas) - Commercial Retrofit Program MassSAVE (Gas) - Commercial Retrofit Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Construction Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Local Government Schools State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Other Manufacturing Commercial Weatherization Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Maximum Rebate Projects over $25,000 or involve 5 or more equipment units, customers should contact their utility Program Info State Massachusetts Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Warm Air Furnaces with Electronic Commutated Motor (ECM): $500-$800 Condensed Unit Heaters: $7500 Condensing Boilers: $1,000 - $10,000 Infrared Heaters: $750 Condensing Water Heater: $500 On-Demand Tankless Water Heater: $500 - $800

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New Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits | Department of  

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New Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits New Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits New Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits April 9, 2010 - 2:32pm Addthis Joshua DeLung Some might think that only single-family homes are being weatherized across America, but eligible renters in Newark, N.J., are taking advantage of the increases in savings, safety and comfort that come with weatherization. Sunny Uberio is the owner of Realty Management Systems LLC in Newark, N.J., where he had his three apartment buildings evaluated for their energy efficiency and found that the older heating and cooling systems and other measures were insufficient when it came to saving energy. La Casa de Don Pedro, a local community action agency, was able to help Sunny by weatherizing the buildings.

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Maryland Abuzz with Retrofit Converts | Department of Energy  

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Abuzz with Retrofit Converts Abuzz with Retrofit Converts Maryland Abuzz with Retrofit Converts January 7, 2010 - 2:06pm Addthis Joshua DeLung Tim Kenny got a college degree in fisheries biology, but his real passion lies in something he's spent the last 20 years doing - helping American families in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. He makes his living in the clean energy economy by finding ways people can save money on their energy bills and make their homes cleaner, safer and more comfortable. About four years ago, he started Housewarmers, a business that performs energy audits and weatherization work on the homes of everyday clientele. Tim also helps community action agencies complete weatherization work as a contractor through a separate nonprofit business, C&O Conservation, for

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A Path to Successful Energy Retrofits: Early Collaboration Through  

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Through Through Integrated Project Delivery Teams Title A Path to Successful Energy Retrofits: Early Collaboration Through Integrated Project Delivery Teams Publication Type Report Refereed Designation Refereed LBNL Report Number LBNL-6130E Year of Publication 2012 Authors Parrish, Kristen Date Published 10/2012 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Abstract This document guides you through a process for the early design phases of retrofit projects to help you mitigate frustrations commonly experienced by building owners and designers. It outlines the value of forming an integrated project delivery team and developing a communication and information-sharing infrastructure that fosters collaboration. This guide does not present a complete process for designing an energy retrofit for a building. Instead, it focuses on the early design phase tasks related to developing and selecting energy efficiency measures (EEMs) that benefit from collaboration, and highlights the resulting advantages.

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Home Retrofits Save Money, Add Value | Department of Energy  

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Home Retrofits Save Money, Add Value Home Retrofits Save Money, Add Value Home Retrofits Save Money, Add Value February 22, 2010 - 11:40am Addthis Joshua DeLung What are the key facts? Tanya $41,000 in home upgrades were possible through the Energy Independence Program. Tanya to pay back the money through installments on her property taxes. After she did the upgrades, Tanya's energy bills are now down 50 percent. As the real estate business rebounds, homebuilders are seeing some growth because of a new nationwide awareness of energy efficiency and the money it can save homeowners. Tanya Narath, of Santa Rosa, Calif., was already taking advantage of renewable energy and green building techniques - her home has had solar panels on its roof for years, and solar tubes draw in natural light to brighten even the darkest spaces of the home. But then Tanya had an energy

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Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in Oakland (A Roundtable Discussion)  

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Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in Oakland (A Roundtable Discussion) Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in Oakland (A Roundtable Discussion) Speaker(s): Emily Kirsch Justin Butler Date: July 15, 2008 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Galen Barbose James Lutz Cities around the country are developing large-scale programs to retrofit portions of their housing stock, seizing the 'low-hanging fruit' of energy efficiency. As buildings account for roughly 40% of energy consumption in the U.S., such efforts can substantially reduce carbon-based energy use while providing jobs and growing the local green economy. The main barriers to this work are the necessary upfront capital, the risk of losing investment if properties are sold before savings are realized, and the issue of "split incentives" in rented housing units. In order for Oakland

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Home Retrofits Save Money, Add Value | Department of Energy  

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

Home Retrofits Save Money, Add Value Home Retrofits Save Money, Add Value Home Retrofits Save Money, Add Value February 22, 2010 - 11:40am Addthis Joshua DeLung What are the key facts? Tanya $41,000 in home upgrades were possible through the Energy Independence Program. Tanya to pay back the money through installments on her property taxes. After she did the upgrades, Tanya's energy bills are now down 50 percent. As the real estate business rebounds, homebuilders are seeing some growth because of a new nationwide awareness of energy efficiency and the money it can save homeowners. Tanya Narath, of Santa Rosa, Calif., was already taking advantage of renewable energy and green building techniques - her home has had solar panels on its roof for years, and solar tubes draw in natural light to brighten even the darkest spaces of the home. But then Tanya had an energy

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Idaho Power - Easy Upgrades for Simple Retrofits Rebate Program |  

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Idaho Power - Easy Upgrades for Simple Retrofits Rebate Program Idaho Power - Easy Upgrades for Simple Retrofits Rebate Program Idaho Power - Easy Upgrades for Simple Retrofits Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Construction Design & Remodeling Manufacturing Sealing Your Home Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Insulation Maximum Rebate Up to 100,000 per site per year. Program Info Funding Source Conservation Program Funding Charge State Oregon Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount A/C or Heat Pumps: $25-$100/ton Economizer Control Addition: $75/ton Air-Side Economizer Repair: $250 Evaporative Coolers: $100-$300/ton

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Cincinnati Canvassing Spreads Retrofitting Message | Department of Energy  

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Cincinnati Canvassing Spreads Retrofitting Message Cincinnati Canvassing Spreads Retrofitting Message Cincinnati Canvassing Spreads Retrofitting Message May 28, 2010 - 3:07pm Addthis A volunteer canvasses the Mt. Washington neighborhood to spread awareness about home energy audits in the area. | Photo Courtesy GCEA A volunteer canvasses the Mt. Washington neighborhood to spread awareness about home energy audits in the area. | Photo Courtesy GCEA Lindsay Gsell What are the key facts? With help from the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (GCEA), this resident was able to get his home energy audited for only $50, saving approximately $300 from the average audit cost. Stuart Schaefer's home sits on a quaint, tree-lined street in Wyoming, Ohio. Although he's always enjoyed the neighborhood and his house in the

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Window Company Booming from Retrofits | Department of Energy  

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Window Company Booming from Retrofits Window Company Booming from Retrofits Window Company Booming from Retrofits October 30, 2009 - 12:09pm Addthis Joshua DeLung Don't try telling John Haddon's family that Friday the 13th is unlucky. They have more reason to believe in divine intervention than luck. After buying Accu-Weld Feb. 13, 2009 - a windows and doors company that laid off 70 employees in 2008 - the business is doing great, thanks to the family's commitment to energy efficiency and the Recovery Act, signed into law just four days later. John didn't know much about the Recovery Act then, but now he's convinced the stimulus has dramatically improved profits. "The Recovery Act coming on board shortly after we purchased the company has been a boost to our business and window makers in general," John says

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Baltimore Boy's Asthma Improved Through Retrofit | Department of Energy  

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Baltimore Boy's Asthma Improved Through Retrofit Baltimore Boy's Asthma Improved Through Retrofit Baltimore Boy's Asthma Improved Through Retrofit October 31, 2009 - 11:32am Addthis Joshua DeLung What does this mean for me? The Baltimore Green and Healthy Homes Initiative program, made possible with Recovery Act dollars, provides comprehensive health, safety, and energy efficiency upgrades to low-income families around the city. Lekquan Young rushed her 8-month-old son to the hospital when she noticed his chest looked sunken as he breathed. The doctor told her that her baby son had asthma. Today, her son is 8 years old and has suffered frequent asthma attacks at home. "There was mold within the home and the air quality wasn't good," says Lekquan, a single mom living in Baltimore, Md. The roof over the

189

Energy SmartPARKS Retrofitting Parks, Landmarks | Department of Energy  

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Energy SmartPARKS Retrofitting Parks, Landmarks Energy SmartPARKS Retrofitting Parks, Landmarks Energy SmartPARKS Retrofitting Parks, Landmarks March 19, 2010 - 3:45pm Addthis Joshua DeLung Energy SmartPARKS is a program formed through collaboration between the U.S. Departments of Energy and the Interior to help the National Park Service make America's parks and landmarks more energy-efficient. Several examples are already in place, including one just down the street from Energy's Washington, D.C., home - that example is the prominent Washington Monument, towering up 555 feet from the heart of our nation's capital. An advanced new lighting system for the Washington Monument greatly improves the monument's lighting, and it also decreases the energy used to light the obelisk while increasing security in the area. Through the

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SMUD - PV Residential Retrofit Buy-Down | Department of Energy  

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PV Residential Retrofit Buy-Down PV Residential Retrofit Buy-Down SMUD - PV Residential Retrofit Buy-Down < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate No maximum limit Program Info State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount $0.20/watt AC. Incentive is adjusted based on expected performance. The incentive can be paid directly to the customer or to the installer. Provider Sacramento Municipal Utility District SMUD offers an incentive of $0.20 per watt (W) AC to residential customers who install grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems. Customers do not have to contract directly with SMUD-approved contractors for the purchase and installation of the system, however this is recommended. All systems must be permitted and installed by B, C-10, or C-46 contractors. The incentive

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Window Company Booming from Retrofits | Department of Energy  

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Window Company Booming from Retrofits Window Company Booming from Retrofits Window Company Booming from Retrofits October 30, 2009 - 12:09pm Addthis Joshua DeLung Don't try telling John Haddon's family that Friday the 13th is unlucky. They have more reason to believe in divine intervention than luck. After buying Accu-Weld Feb. 13, 2009 - a windows and doors company that laid off 70 employees in 2008 - the business is doing great, thanks to the family's commitment to energy efficiency and the Recovery Act, signed into law just four days later. John didn't know much about the Recovery Act then, but now he's convinced the stimulus has dramatically improved profits. "The Recovery Act coming on board shortly after we purchased the company has been a boost to our business and window makers in general," John says

192

Philadelphia Gas Works - Commercial and Industrial EnergySense Retrofit  

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Philadelphia Gas Works - Commercial and Industrial EnergySense Philadelphia Gas Works - Commercial and Industrial EnergySense Retrofit Program (Pennsylvania) Philadelphia Gas Works - Commercial and Industrial EnergySense Retrofit Program (Pennsylvania) < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Multi-Family Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Construction Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Manufacturing Insulation Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Maximum Rebate $75,000 Program Info Expiration Date 8/31/2015 State Pennsylvania Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Varies Widely Philadelphia Gas Works' (PGW) Commercial and Industrial Retrofit Incentive Program is part of EnergySense, PGW's portfolio of energy efficiency

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New York State passive solar design and retrofit competition  

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Many homeowners are faced with the problem of reducing their home energy bills. Solar and energy conservation retrofitting is a potential solution for the home energy problem, capable of significantly reducing heating, cooling, and domestic hot water energy bills. The technique used by 12 homeowners and their designers to adapt and integrate various solar and energy conservation features into 12 different projects is discussed. A variety of innovative solutions were utilized in this project and the integration of those ideas into the buildings being retrofitted is discussed. Integration of sunspaces, increased south glazing, solar domestic hot water, storage systems, air distribution systems, insulation systems, etc., is discusssed. All 12 of these designs are award winning projects submitted in response to an ERDA competitive solar retrofit announcement.

Niles, J.E.; Barron, J.J.; Cole, W.J.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits | Department of  

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Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits New Jersey Landlord, Tenants See Benefits of Retrofits April 9, 2010 - 2:32pm Addthis Joshua DeLung Some might think that only single-family homes are being weatherized across America, but eligible renters in Newark, N.J., are taking advantage of the increases in savings, safety and comfort that come with weatherization. Sunny Uberio is the owner of Realty Management Systems LLC in Newark, N.J., where he had his three apartment buildings evaluated for their energy efficiency and found that the older heating and cooling systems and other measures were insufficient when it came to saving energy. La Casa de Don Pedro, a local community action agency, was able to help Sunny by weatherizing the buildings. "Through their program, I was able to get new boilers installed, new

195

Energy impacts of attic duct retrofits in Sacramento houses  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Inefficiencies in air distribution systems have been identified as a major source of energy loss in US sunbelt homes. Research indicates that approximately 30--40% of the thermal energy delivered to the ducts passing through unconditioned spaces is lost through air leakage and conduction through the duct walls. Field experiments over the past several years have well documented the expected levels of air leakage and the extent to which that leakage can be reduced by retrofit. Energy savings have been documented to a more limited extent, based upon a few field studies and simulation model results. Simulations have also indicated energy loss through ducts during the off cycle caused by thermosiphon-induced flows, however this effect had not been confirmed experimentally. A field study has been initiated to separately measure the impacts of combined duct leak sealing and insulation retrofits, and to optimize a retrofit protocol for utility DSM programs. This paper describes preliminary results from 6 winter and 5 summer season houses. These retrofits cut overall duct leakage area approximately 64%, which translated to a reduction in envelope ELA of approximately 14%. Wrapping ducts and plenums with R-6 insulation translated to a reduction in average flow-weighted conduction losses of 33%. These experiments also confirmed the appropriateness of using duct ELA and operating pressures to estimate leakage flows for the population, but indicated significant variations between these estimates and measured flows on a house by house basis. In addition, these experiments provided a confirmation of the predicted thermosiphon flows, both under winter and summer conditions. Finally, average material costs were approximately 20% of the total retrofit costs, and estimates of labor required for retrofits based upon these experiments were: 0.04 person-hrs/cm{sup 2} of duct sealed and 0.21 person-hrs/m{sup 2} of duct insulated.

Jump, D.; Modera, M. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States). Energy and Environment Div.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Grupe Homes Enters the Whole-House Retrofit Market  

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This article for HomeEnergy Magazine, a trade magazine on energy efficient home construction, retrofitting, remodeling, and research, describes retrofit projects by Grupe Homes of Sacramento, California, a production builder who has worked with DOE's Building America program on energy-efficient home demonstration projects. In this project, The article is a case study of Grupe's decision to enter the energy efficient remodeling market when new home sales lagged due to the economic slowdown starting in late 2007. The article also describes an energy-efficient retrofit of of a 22-year-old, 3-bedroom home in Californias Central Valley done in 2009 by Grupe. The home is Grupe's first retrofit and was done according to the criteria of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, a national program from the EPA and DOE that promotes a comprehensive, whole-house approach to making energy-efficiency improvements. Grupe's staff were trained through the California Building Performance Contractors Association and passed the Building Performance Institute test to learn how to conduct extensive energy audits of existing houses as well to perform the energy efficient retrofits. In the retrofit home, they did extensive air sealing, replaced and added insulation, and replaced inefficient HVAC equipment and leaky can lights. They cut air leakage from 2478 to 1115 cfm 50, a 55% reduction. A Building America case study on this project was distributed at the EEBA (Energy and Environmental Building Alliance) Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado, Sept 28-30, 2009. The Home Energy article was published in the March/April 2010 issue.

Hefty, Marye G.; Gilbride, Theresa L.

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of whole-building energy performance models as benchmarks for retrofit projects  

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This paper presents a systematic development process of whole-building energy models as performance benchmarks for retrofit projects. Statistical regression-based models and computational performance models are being used for retrofit projects in industry ...

Omer Tugrul Karaguzel; Khee Poh Lam

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculating Energy and Demand Retrofit Savings for Stroman High School: Interim Report  

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As part of the LoanSTAR program, Stroman High School in Victoria Texas underwent two retrofits: a) an absorption chiller was changed to an electric vapor compression chiller, and b) an EMCS system was installed after about 5 months in the post retrofit period. Moreover, retrofit savings calculation was complex since pre-retrofit data consisted only of monthly utility data while hourly monitored data are available for the post-retrofit period. The retrofit savings in electricity and gas were computed by two different approaches: Unnormalized Utility Bill Comparison and Weather and Schedule Normalized Utility Bill Comparison Using Post-Retrofit Daily Models. (For purpose of simplicity, in this report, we will refer them as Level-0 and Level-1, respectively.) This report describes these approaches and discusses how well the retrofit savings predicted by both approaches compare with each other. It also describes the procedure for determining demand savings.

Liu, Y.; Reddy, T. A.; Katipamula, S.; Claridge, D. E.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Housing Stock Characterization Study: An Innovative Approach to Measuring Retrofit Impact  

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A residential energy efficiency retrofit loan program depends on a self-sustaining finance option and optimized retrofit measures that recoup their unsubsidized costs through energy bill savings alone within the useful life of the retrofit. A first step in evaluating retrofit options is to measure and verify their energy savings. This report evaluates Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) residential energy-efficiency demand side management (DSM) programs to assess their relative energy and economic performance.

Jones, P.; Taylor, N.; Kipp, J.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel Cells for Robots  

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For Robots For Robots Fuel Cells For Robots Pavlo Rudakevych iRobot Pavlo Rudakevych iRobot Product Needs Product Needs * Military/Police/Search and Rescue - PackBot - Gladiator - ThrowBot/UGCV * Industrial and Oil - CoWorker - MicroRig * Military/Police/Search and Rescue - PackBot - Gladiator - ThrowBot/UGCV * Industrial and Oil - CoWorker - MicroRig PackBot PackBot * Mission capable robots * Rugged, portable tools for minimal casualty engagements * Assisting behaviors * Small size and weight * Mission capable robots * Rugged, portable tools for minimal casualty engagements * Assisting behaviors * Small size and weight System Concept System Concept System Concept System Concept System Concept Continued System Concept Continued * Modular payload bays - 3 primary - 1 head - 4 side pods * Each payload socket supports - Ethernet

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201

Wireless Robotics: Opportunities and Challenges  

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Wireless robotics is one of the emerging fields in the world of automation. In-spite of research and standardization efforts around the world, the definition of the term "Robot" is still evolving. Robots have found application in many domains including ... Keywords: Mobile robotics, Standardization, Wireless robotics

Sivabalan Arumugam; Ritesh Kumar Kalle; Anand R. Prasad

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Auxiliary Gas Power for CCS Energy Needs in Retrofitted Coal Power Plants  

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1 Using Auxiliary Gas Power for CCS Energy Needs in Retrofitted Coal Power Plants by Sarah Bashadi and Policy Program #12;2 #12;3 Using Auxiliary Gas Power for CCS Energy Needs in Retrofitted Coal Power-combustion capture retrofits are expected to a near-term option for mitigating CO2 emissions from existing coal

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Expert Meeting Report: Retrofit Implementation - A Neighborhood at a Time  

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This report provides information about a Building America expert meeting hosted by research team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings on October 25, 2011, in New York City. The meeting discussed several community residential retrofit projects underway across the United States, and included representatives from utilities, energy program implementation firms, affordable housing agencies, and the financing industry.

Griffiths, D.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Retrofitting Power Plants to Provide District Heating and Cooling  

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Case studies at five utilities documented consumer and utility benefits of retrofitting fossil steam and combined-cycle plants to provide thermal energy for district heating and cooling (DHC) for nearby loads. This cogeneration strategy helps utilities boost revenues and plant energy utilization efficiencies. It can also revitalize communities by providing inexpensive electricity and thermal energy while reducing emissions.

1997-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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ARRA Proposed Award: The Affordable Multifamily Retrofit Initiative (the Initiative)  

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but not limited to: attic, wall and floor insulation; building envelope sealing; duct sealing and repair; Energy,993,029 Leverage Funding: $6,120,000 Retrofit Target: 26 Multifamily Buildings / 1600 Multifamily Units; radiant barriers; EnergyStar window replacement; domestic hot water replacement, insulation

206

Semantic mapping using mobile robots  

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Robotic mapping is the process of automatically constructing an environment representation using mobile robots. We address the problem of semantic mapping, which consists of using mobile robots to create maps that represent not only metric occupancy ...

Denis Fernando Wolf / Gaurav S. Sukhatme

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Effects of diesel particle filter retrofits and accelerated fleet turnover  

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Effects of diesel particle filter retrofits and accelerated fleet turnover Effects of diesel particle filter retrofits and accelerated fleet turnover on drayage truck emissions at the port of Oakland Title Effects of diesel particle filter retrofits and accelerated fleet turnover on drayage truck emissions at the port of Oakland Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2011 Authors Dallmann, Timothy R., Robert A. Harley, and Thomas W. Kirchstetter Journal Environmental Science & Technology Volume 45 Issue 24 Pagination 10773-10779 Abstract Heavy-duty diesel drayage trucks have a disproportionate impact on the air quality of communities surrounding major freight-handling facilities. In an attempt to mitigate this impact, the state of California has mandated new emission control requirements for drayage trucks accessing ports and rail yards in the state beginning in 2010. This control rule prompted an accelerated diesel particle filter (DPF) retrofit and truck replacement program at the Port of Oakland. The impact of this program was evaluated by measuring emission factor distributions for diesel trucks operating at the Port of Oakland prior to and following the implementation of the emission control rule. Emission factors for black carbon (BC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) were quantified in terms of grams of pollutant emitted per kilogram of fuel burned using a carbon balance method. Concentrations of these species along with carbon dioxide were measured in the exhaust plumes of individual diesel trucks as they drove by en route to the Port. A comparison of emissions measured before and after the implementation of the truck retrofit/replacement rule shows a 54 ± 11% reduction in the fleet-average BC emission factor, accompanied by a shift to a more highly skewed emission factor distribution. Although only particulate matter mass reductions were required in the first year of the program, a significant reduction in the fleet-average NOx emission factor (41 ± 5%) was observed, most likely due to the replacement of older trucks with new ones.

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Creating a framework for the successful implementation of energy retrofit projects: a detailed case study of energy retrofits in Atlanta's Chastain Park .  

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??This paper seeks to develop a framework for the successful implementation of energy retrofit projects in all settings, including those with the non-traditional structure and (more)

Pope, Bryan Christopher

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Robotics and Energy Usage  

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It is commonly assumed that the use of robots in an industrial plant will cut energy usage, because robots require no heat, light, or air conditioning in their work space. However, in analyzing industrial installations, we have found that, in practice, energy usage may either increase or decrease depending on the parameters of the particular facility. This paper describes our findings at the plants of various manufacturers. We performed on-site studies at plants operated by Chrysler Corporation in St. Louis (62 welding robots) and Franklin Manufacturing Company in St. Cloud, Minnesota (4 spray painting robots used in freezer manufacture), We also examined data on energy effects of robots from John Deere, caterpillar, and GM Guide Division. The effect of robots on electricity usage and other forms of energy usage are analyzed in this paper.

Hershey, R. L.; Fenton, S. E.; Letzt, A. M.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Calculating Energy and Demand Retrofit Savings for Victoria High School: Interim Report  

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As part of the LoanSTAR program, Victoria High School in Victoria, Texas underwent two retrofits: a) an absorption chiller was changed to an electric vapor compression chiller, and b) an EMCS system was installed after about 5 months in the post retrofit period. Moreover, retrofit savings calculation was complex since pre-retrofit data consisted of only monthly utility data while hourly monitored data are available for the post-retrofit period. This report describes the method in which we have performed retrofit energy and demand savings in Victoria High School. A previous report described the procedure adopted when no pre-retrofit data are available. We have only used Unnormalized Utility Bills Comparison ,or the Level-0 approach to determine electricity (energy and demand) and gas energy savings for VHS.

Liu, Y.; Reddy, T. A.; Katipamula, S.; Claridge, D. E.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Robotics Test Facility  

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... 5000 square foot) high bay, holding most of the test methods; ... to help engineers view robot performance remotely and for recording testing events. ...

2013-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

212

Robot Assisted Laser Osteotomy.  

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??In the scope of this thesis world's first robot system was developed, which facilitates osteotomy using laser in arbitrary geometries with an overall accuracy below (more)

Burgner, Jessica

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Multi-robot control interface  

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Methods and systems for controlling a plurality of robots through a single user interface include at least one robot display window for each of the plurality of robots with the at least one robot display window illustrating one or more conditions of a respective one of the plurality of robots. The user interface further includes at least one robot control window for each of the plurality of robots with the at least one robot control window configured to receive one or more commands for sending to the respective one of the plurality of robots. The user interface further includes a multi-robot common window comprised of information received from each of the plurality of robots.

Bruemmer, David J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Walton, Miles C. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2011-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

214

Ubiquitous robotics: Recent challenges and future trends  

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Ambient intelligence, ubiquitous and networked robots, and cloud robotics are new research hot topics that have started to gain popularity among the robotics community. They enable robots to acquire richer functionalities and open the way for the composition ... Keywords: Ambient intelligence, Cloud robotics, Networked robots, Ubiquitous robots

Abdelghani Chibani, Yacine Amirat, Samer Mohammed, Eric Matson, Norihiro Hagita, Marcos Barreto

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MassSAVE (Electric) - Commercial Retrofit Program | Department of Energy  

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You are here You are here Home » MassSAVE (Electric) - Commercial Retrofit Program MassSAVE (Electric) - Commercial Retrofit Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Construction Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Local Government Schools State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Manufacturing Other Construction Heat Pumps Heating Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Maximum Rebate 50% of cost of upgraded equipment, or an amount that buys down the cost of the project to a 1.5 year simple payback. Program Info Start Date 1/1/2011 State Massachusetts Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Fluorescent Systems: $10-$50/fixture High and Low Bay Fluorescents: Up to $100/fixture LED Interior: $15-$50/fixture

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Energy Innovation Hub Report Shows Philadelphia-area Building Retrofits  

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Report Shows Philadelphia-area Building Report Shows Philadelphia-area Building Retrofits Could Support 23,500 Jobs Energy Innovation Hub Report Shows Philadelphia-area Building Retrofits Could Support 23,500 Jobs November 10, 2011 - 10:36am Addthis This is the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster located at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, which has 270 buildings that consortium members can use to conduct energy efficiency experiments. The Energy Efficiency Buildings Hub is one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s research centers called Energy Innovation Hubs. | Photo courtesy of EEB Hub This is the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster located at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, which has 270 buildings that consortium members can use to conduct energy efficiency experiments. The Energy Efficiency

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New Jersey SmartStart Buildings - New Construction and Retrofits |  

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You are here You are here Home » New Jersey SmartStart Buildings - New Construction and Retrofits New Jersey SmartStart Buildings - New Construction and Retrofits < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Nonprofit Schools State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Manufacturing Other Construction Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate General: incentives may be limited to $500,000 per utility account per year. Custom Measures: limited to lesser of $0.16/kWh or $1.60/therm saved annually; 50% of total costs; or buydown to a 1-year payback period Program Info Funding Source New Jersey Societal Benefits Charge (public benefits fund)

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Gas Technology Institute (Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit) |  

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Technology Institute (Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit) Technology Institute (Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit) Jump to: navigation, search Name Gas Technology Institute Place Des Plaines, IL Website http://www.gastechnology.org/ Coordinates 42.0333623°, -87.8833991° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.0333623,"lon":-87.8833991,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Expert Meeting Report: Retrofit Implementation - A Neighborhood at a Time  

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Retrofit Implementation - Retrofit Implementation - A Neighborhood at a Time Dianne Griffiths Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) April 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 name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply

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High Energy-Efficiency Retrofits to Baltimore's Row Homes  

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The purpose of the research project is to develop high-perfommnce, energy-eflicient retrofits of existing row homes in Baltimore, Maryland. These efficiency enhancements are to optimize building envelope improvements, mechanical equipment improvements and operational improvements to the highest cost-effective level. Furthermore, this project is to investigate and demonstrate the impact of high-performance energy-efficiency retrofit improvements on row homes in the Historic East area of Baltimore. Three homes awaiting renovation are planned to receive building envelope, mechanical system, and electrical system improvements that will improve their energy petiormance. An incremental additional cost ceiling of $4000 for the energy eftlciency improvements, beyond those normally installed, has been set by the project.

Chalk, J.; Johnson, A.L.; Lipscomb, L.; Wendt, R.

1999-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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221

National Benefits of a Closed-Cycle Cooling Retrofit Requirement  

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has investigated the implications of a potential U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Water Act 316(b) rulemaking if it establishes closed-cycle cooling retrofits for facilities with once-through cooling as best technology available (BTA) for fish protection. This report provides the results of a study to estimate the benefits of reducing impingement and entrainment mortality that would be achieved should EPA designate closed-cycle cooling as BTA.

2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

222

Next Step Toward Widespread Residential Deep Energy Retrofits  

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The complexity of deep energy retrofits warrants additional training to successfully manage multiple improvements that will change whole house air, heat, and moisture flow dynamics. The home performance contracting industry has responded to these challenges by aggregating skilled labor for assessment of and implementation under one umbrella. Two emerging business models are profiled that seek to resolve many of the challenges, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats described for the conventional business models.

McIlvaine, J.; Saunders, S.; Bordelon, E.; Baden, S.; Elam, L.; Martin, E.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commissioning of the Fresno, California, Retrofit Unoccupied Test House  

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Commissioning of instrumentation and limited short-term testing have been completed on a retrofit unoccupied test house in Fresno, California. This house is intended to be used as a laboratory in which several different methods of space conditioning distribution will be evaluated. This report provides background on the project, including specifications of the house and models used in its development, along with models to be evaluated through its operation.

Stecher, D.; Imm, C.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficient Crawlspace Foundation Retrofit: Mixed Humid Climate  

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Residential quality management systems have most often been designed for new home construction. To address quality in existing homes in the form of Scopes of Work (SOW), the NAHB Research Center began with a new construction scope of work and applied it to an existing home project. This document is intended to outline the steps of translating a new home construction SOW to SOW for retrofit.

Del Bianco, M.; Wiehagen, J.; Wood, A.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Assessment of Retrofit Energy Savings Device (RESD) Technologies -- Phase II  

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This report describes and documents the energy savings, energy efficiency, and limited power quality and performance assessment of six retrofit energy-saving devices that the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) tested. These devices include lighting controls, electric motor controls, and one residential home energy saver. These devices were selected based on industry interest and for informational purposes for customers. Most of the testing was conducted at EPRIs Knoxville laboratory ...

2013-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

226

Field Assessment of Energy Audit Tools for Retrofit Programs  

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This project focused on the use of home energy ratings as a tool to promote energy retrofits in existing homes. A home energy rating provides a quantitative appraisal of a home's asset performance, usually compared to a benchmark such as the average energy use of similar homes in the same region. Home rating systems can help motivate homeowners in several ways. Ratings can clearly communicate a home's achievable energy efficiency potential, provide a quantitative assessment of energy savings after retrofits are completed, and show homeowners how they rate compared to their neighbors, thus creating an incentive to conform to a social standard. An important consideration is how rating tools for the retrofit market will integrate with existing home energy service programs. For residential programs that target energy savings only, home visits should be focused on key efficiency measures for that home. In order to gain wide adoption, a rating tool must be easily integrated into the field process, demonstrate consistency and reasonable accuracy to earn the trust of home energy technicians, and have a low monetary cost and time hurdle for homeowners. Along with the Home Energy Score, this project also evaluated the energy modeling performance of SIMPLE and REM/Rate.

Edwards, J.; Bohac, D.; Nelson, C.; Smith, I.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The RFF Home Energy Audit and Retrofit Survey...............................................................  

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Commercial and residential buildings are responsible for 42 percent of all U.S. energy consumption and 41 percent of U.S. CO2 emissions. Engineering studies identify several investments in new enegy-efficiency equipment or building retrofits that would more than pay for themselves in terms of lower future energy costs, but homeowners and businesses generally do not have good information about how to take advantage of these opportunities. Energy auditors make up a growing industry of professionals who evaluate building energy use and provide this information to building owners. This paper reports the results of a survey of nearly 500 home energy auditors and contractors that Resources for the Future conducted in summer 2011. The survey asked about the characteristics of these businesses and the services they provide, the degree to which homeowners follow up on their recommendations, and the respondents opinions on barriers to home energy retrofits and the role for government. Findings from the survey suggest that the audit industry only partially is filling the information gap. Not enough homeowners know about or understand audits, and the follow-through on recommendations once they do have audits is incomplete. But the survey findings suggest that low energy prices and the high cost of retrofits may be more responsible for these outcomes than failures of information.

Karen Palmer; Margaret Walls; Hal Gordon; Todd Gerarden

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Forrestal Building Lighting Retrofit Second Live Test Demonstration (LTD)  

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This report describes and summarizes the Forrestal Building Lighting Retrofit Live Test demonstration (LTD) performed by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) in Room 5E-080 of the DOE Forrestal Building in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the LTD was to evaluate proposed lighting retrofits for compliance with the requirements laid out in the request for proposal (RFP) for the Shared Energy Savings (SES) Lighting Retrofit Project for the Forrestal Building, Washington, D.C. Testing was conducted from March 9 through March 18, 1992, and again on August 3 through August 6, 1992. Four contractors were initially tested in March. Then, two contractors were retested in August due to changes in the rebate schedule for electronic ballasts being offered by the Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO), the utility servicing the Forrestal Building. The two contractors tested in March were retested with different ballasts, tubes, and reflectors. The results from these new tests are reported here and compared with those from the earlier tests.

Halverson, M.A.; Schmelzer, J.R.; Parker, G.B.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Field Assessment of Energy Audit Tools for Retrofit Programs  

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This project focused on the use of home energy ratings as a tool to promote energy retrofits in existing homes. A home energy rating provides a quantitative appraisal of a home's asset performance, usually compared to a benchmark such as the average energy use of similar homes in the same region. Home rating systems can help motivate homeowners in several ways. Ratings can clearly communicate a home's achievable energy efficiency potential, provide a quantitative assessment of energy savings after retrofits are completed, and show homeowners how they rate compared to their neighbors, thus creating an incentive to conform to a social standard. An important consideration is how rating tools for the retrofit market will integrate with existing home energy service programs. For residential programs that target energy savings only, home visits should be focused on key efficiency measures for that home. In order to gain wide adoption, a rating tool must be easily integrated into the field process, demonstrate consistency and reasonable accuracy to earn the trust of home energy technicians, and have a low monetary cost and time hurdle for homeowners. Along with the Home Energy Score, this project also evaluated the energy modeling performance of SIMPLE and REM/Rate.

Edwards, J.; Bohac, D.; Nelson, C.; Smith, I.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The evaluation of retrofit measures in a tall residential building  

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As part of a joint demonstration effort involving the US Department of Energy (DOE), the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Boston Edison Company (BECo), and the Chelsea Housing Authority, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) participated in the evaluation of energy and demand saving retrofits for a tall residential building located in Boston. The thirteen story all-electric building underwent window, lighting, and control renovations in December, 1992. annual energy consumption was reduced by 15% and peak demand fell by 17%. Hourly should building consumption data were available for the comparison of pre- and post- conditions and for calibration of a DOE-2.1D simulation model. The analysis found the window retrofit accounted for 90% of total energy savings and 95% of average demand savings, due to reductions in both conduction and infiltration. Benefits from lighting retrofits were low in cooling months and negligible in winter months due to the increase in the demand for electric resistance heating which was proportional to the reduction in lighting capacity. Finally, the simulation model verified that heating system controls had not been used as intended, and that the utility rate structure would not allow cost savings from the original control strategy. These results and other interesting lessons learned are presented.

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

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Combining Energy Efficiency Building Retrofits and Onsite Generation: An  

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Combining Energy Efficiency Building Retrofits and Onsite Generation: An Combining Energy Efficiency Building Retrofits and Onsite Generation: An Emerging Business Model from the ESCO Industry Title Combining Energy Efficiency Building Retrofits and Onsite Generation: An Emerging Business Model from the ESCO Industry Publication Type Conference Paper Year of Publication 2011 Authors Satchwell, Andrew, Peter H. Larsen, and Charles A. Goldman Conference Name 2011 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry Date Published 2011 Publisher ACEEE Conference Location Niagara Falls, New York Abstract The U.S. energy service company (ESCO) industry is an example of a private-sector business model where energy efficiency savings are delivered to customers primarily through the use of performance-based contracts. Despite the onset of a severe economic recession, we estimate that the U.S. ESCO industry grew about 7% per year from 2006 to 2008 with annual revenues of about $4.1 billion in 2008. About 75% of industry revenues are directly related to the installation of energy efficiency measures at existing buildings in the institutional, commercial, and industrial sectors.

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An Experimental and Analytical Evaluation of Wall And Window Retrofit Configurations: Supporting the Residential Retrofit Best Practices Guide  

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A Retrofit Best Practices Guide was developed to encourage homeowners to consider energy conservation issues whenever they modify their siding or windows. In support of this guide, an experimental program was implemented to measure the performance of a number of possible wall siding and window retrofit configurations. Both thermal and air-leakage measurements were made for a 2.4 x 2.4 m (8 x 8 ft) wall section with and without a 0.9 x 1.2 m (3 x 4 ft) window. The windows tested were previously well-characterized at a dedicated window test facility. A computer model was also used to provide information for the Best Practices Guide. The experimental data for walls and windows were used in conjunction with this model to estimate the total annual energy savings for several typical houses in a number of different locations.

Stovall, Therese K [ORNL; Petrie, Thomas [ORNL; Kosny, Jan [ORNL; Childs, Phillip W [ORNL; Atchley, Jerald Allen [ORNL; Hulvey, Kimberly D [ORNL

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clean Energy Works Portland: A Model For Retrofit Projects | Department of  

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Clean Energy Works Portland: A Model For Retrofit Projects Clean Energy Works Portland: A Model For Retrofit Projects Clean Energy Works Portland: A Model For Retrofit Projects June 4, 2010 - 4:34pm Addthis Paul Lester Communications Specialist for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy What does this mean for me? Clean Energy Works Portland (CEWP) seeks to cut energy costs for residents, create green jobs and slash greenhouse gases by retrofitting 500 homes in the Portland area by this fall. A program developed by the city of Portland, Ore., is proving to be a model of public and private collaboration for large-scale home retrofit projects throughout the country. Clean Energy Works Portland (CEWP) seeks to cut energy costs for residents, create green jobs and slash greenhouse gases by retrofitting 500 homes in

234

High-Efficiency Retrofit Lessons for Retail from a SuperTarget: Preprint  

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory partnered with Target under the Commercial Building Program to design and implement a retrofit of a SuperTarget in Thornton, CO. The result was a retrofit design that predicted 37% energy savings over ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004, and 29% compared to existing (pre-retrofit) store consumption. The largest savings came from energy efficient lighting, energy efficient cooling systems, improved refrigeration, and better control of plug loads.

Langner, R.; Deru, M.; Hirsch, A.; Williams, S.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Retrofit NOx Controls for Coal-Fired Utility Boilers - 2000 Update  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the last four years (1996-2000), NOx control retrofits increased significantly in response to further tightening of NOx regulations. Approximately one hundred complete burner retrofits of wall- and T-fired boilers were implemented during this period, bringing the total burner retrofits to 357. Also, 32 burner component modification BCM) projects were implemented. Other control options included combustion optimization in more than two hundred boilers, thirteen reburns, five selective non-catalytic ...

2000-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

236

Chamberlain Heights Redevelopment: A Large Scale, Cold Climate Study of Affordable Housing Retrofits  

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The City of Meriden Housing Authority (MHA) collaborated with affordable housing developer Jonathon Rose Companies (JRC) to complete a gut renovation of 124 residential units in the Chamberlain Heights retrofit project. The affordable housing community is made up of 36 buildings in duplex and quad configurations located on 22 acres within two miles of downtown Meriden, CT. The final post-retrofit analysis showed 40-45% source energy savings over the existing pre-retrofit conditions.

Donnelly, K.; Mahle, M.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Franklin County Courthouse: Before and After | Department of...  

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& Safety Geothermal Prices & Trends Related Videos Science Lecture: Talking the Higgs Boson with Dr. Joseph Incandela Demoing the Modified TALON Robot Energy 101: Home Energy...

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Case study field evaluation of a systems approach to retrofitting a residential HVAC system  

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Practices for Residential HVAC Systems. Boston, MA. Jump,techniques for measuring HVAC grille air flows". ASHRAEPractices Guide for Residential HVAC Retrofits. LBNL 53592.

Walker, Iain S.; McWiliams, Jennifer A.; Konopacki, Steven J.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Energy Efficiency Retrofits for U.S. Housing: Removing the Bottlenecks  

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Both Retrofit alternatives and Energy savings based onthe productivity of alternative energy-saving investmentsowners to evaluate alternative energy-saving investment

Bardhan, Ashok; Jaffee, Dwight; Kroll, Cynthia; Wallace, Nancy

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Energy Efficiency Retrofits for U.S. Housing: Removing the Bottlenecks  

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Both Retrofit alternatives and Energy savings based onowners to evaluate alternative energy-saving investmentthe productivity of alternative energy-saving investments

Bardhan, Ashok; Jaffee, Dwight; Kroll, Cynthia; Wallace, Nancy

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Short-Term Test Results: Transitional Housing Energy Efficiency Retrofit in the Hot-Humid Climate  

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This project evaluates the renovation of a 5,800 ft2, multi-use facility located in St. Petersburg, on the west coast of central Florida, in the hot humid climate. An optimal package of retrofit measures was designed to deliver 30-40% annual energy cost savings for this building with annual utility bills exceeding $16,000 and high base load consumption. Researchers projected energy cost savings for potential retrofit measures based on pre-retrofit findings and disaggregated, weather normalized utility bills as a basis for simulation true-up. A cost-benefit analysis was conducted for the seven retrofit measures implemented; adding attic insulation and sealing soffits, tinting windows, improving whole building air-tightness, upgrading heating and cooling systems and retrofitting the air distribution system, replacing water heating systems, retrofitting lighting, and replacing laundry equipment. The projected energy cost savings for the full retrofit package based on a post-retrofit audit is 35%. The building's architectural characteristics, vintage, and residential and commercial uses presented challenges for both economic projections and retrofit measure construction.

Sutherland, K.; Martin, E.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Retrofitting existing commercial buildings in the desert southwest to be energy efficient.  

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??This research proposes recommendations specific to the desert southwest for retrofitting existing commercial buildings. A dry, arid region such as Las Vegas, Nevada must contend (more)

Wilkins, Andrea Lee

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Short-Term Test Results: Transitional Housing Energy Efficiency Retrofit in the Hot-Humid Climate  

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This project evaluates the renovation of a 5,800 ft2, multi-use facility located in St. Petersburg, on the west coast of central Florida, in the hot humid climate. An optimal package of retrofit measures was designed to deliver 30-40% annual energy cost savings for this building with annual utility bills exceeding $16,000 and high base load consumption. Researchers projected energy cost savings for potential retrofit measures based on pre-retrofit findings and disaggregated, weather normalized utility bills as a basis for simulation true-up. A cost-benefit analysis was conducted for the seven retrofit measures implemented; adding attic insulation and sealing soffits, tinting windows, improving whole building air-tightness, upgrading heating and cooling systems and retrofitting the air distribution system, replacing water heating systems, retrofitting lighting, and replacing laundry equipment. The projected energy cost savings for the full retrofit package based on a post-retrofit audit is 35%. The building's architectural characteristics, vintage, and residential and commercial uses presented challenges for both economic projections and retrofit measure construction.

Sutherland, K.; Martin, E.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recommended criteria for retrofit materials and products eligible for tax credit. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Criteria are recommended for materials and products considered eligible for proposed tax credit for retrofitting one and two family residences to conserve energy. The materials considered include insulation and vapor barriers, storm windows and doors, caulking and weatherstripping, and clock thermostats. A list of these retrofit materials was compiled by generic type and recommendations made on their installation. In addition to recommended criteria for materials and products eligible for tax credit, desired levels of performance for the retrofit materials are presented as a guide to homeowners to achieve maximum benefits in energy conservation through retrofitting.

Rossiter, W.J. Jr.; Mathey, Robert G.

1977-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Pre-Retrofit Lighting Study at the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As a part of the Energy Cost Reduction Measure (ECRM) retrofit program, funded by LoanSTAR, the U.T. Arlington site was granted a $2 million loan to implement an energy-saving lighting retrofit in 20 classroom buildings on the campus. The original Audit Report for the site, completed in 1991, recommended a lighting retrofit that included delamping, relamping with high efficiency lamps, the installation of high efficiency electronic ballasts, and the installation of specular reflectors. However, if the retrofit could be implemented without the use of specular reflectors, then a considerable amount of investment capital would be saved.

Houcek, J. K.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Hotel Cedes 7 months' savings for total lighting retrofit  

SciTech Connect

In an unusual shared-savings agreement, the Hilton Florida Center at Orlando, where a retrofit program was begun two years ago, will give up all savings from a lighting retrofit program for seven months, avoiding upfront costs of equipment purchase, and will then become sole owner of the equipment and beneficiary of the savings. The four-month-old program has improved the lighting and cut electricity costs $2000 to $2500 per month, which would have been a six-month payback. Contracts for two other hotels are expected where retrofitting has begun. Retrofit details are given.

Warrock, A.M.

1983-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

247

A middleware for ecologies of robotic devices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The fields of autonomous robotics and ambient intelligence are converging toward the vision of smart robotic environments, or ubiquitous robotics, in which tasks are performed via the cooperation of many simple networked robotic devices. The concept ...

Mathias Broxvall

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Fine Grained Robotics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Fine grained robotics is the idea of solving problems utilizing multitudes of very simple machines in place of one large complex entity. Organized in the proper way, simple machines and simple behaviors can lead to emergent ...

Flynn, Anita M.

249

DOE Robotics Project  

SciTech Connect

This document provide the bimonthly progress reports on the Department of Energy (DOE) Robotics Project by the University of Michigan. Reports are provided for the time periods of December 90/January 91 through June 91/July 91. (FI)

Not Available

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Cedarville School District Retrofit of Heating and Cooling Systems with  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

School District Retrofit of Heating and Cooling Systems with School District Retrofit of Heating and Cooling Systems with Geothermal Heat Pumps and Ground Source Water Loops Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Cedarville School District Retrofit of Heating and Cooling Systems with Geothermal Heat Pumps and Ground Source Water Loops Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act - Geothermal Technologies Program: Ground Source Heat Pumps Project Type / Topic 2 Topic Area 1: Technology Demonstration Projects Project Description - Improve the indoor air quality and lower the cost of cooling and heating the buildings that make up the campus of Cedarville High School, Middle School and Elementary School. - Provide jobs, and reduce requirements of funds for the capital budget of the School District, and thus give relief to taxpayers in this rural region during a period of economic recession. - The new Heat Pumps will be targeted to perform at very high efficiency with EER (energy efficiency ratios) of 22+/-. System capacity is planned at 610 tons. - Remove unusable antiquated existing equipment and systems from the campus heating and cooling system, but utilize ductwork, piping, etc. where feasible. The campus is served by antiquated air conditioning units combined with natural gas, and with very poor EER estimated at 6+/-. - Monitor for 3 years the performance of the new systems compared to benchmarks from the existing system, and provide data to the public to promote adoption of Geothermal technology. - The Geothermal installation contractor is able to provide financing for a significant portion of project funding with payments that fall within the energy savings resulting from the new high efficiency heating and cooling systems.

251

The Institutional Conservation Program: A Funding Option for Energy Retrofits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Institutional Conservation Program (ICP) provides matching grants to K-12 schools, colleges/universities, and hospitals for energy-related retrofit studies and the implementation of capital projects identified, analyzed, and recommended by these studies. Although grant dollars for the program are still appropriated at the federal level, Petroleum Violation Escrow (PVE) monies returned to the states now provide the largest source of ICP funds for most states. The program is administered at the federal level by the Department of Energy and at the state level in Texas by the Governor's Energy Management Center. The purpose of the ICP is to assist eligible institutions in reducing energy consumption and its attendant costs. More specifically, the program gives an institution the financial incentive to hire a professional engineer to identify and analyze the most attractive package of energy retrofits for a given building. Matching financial assistance is then available for implementing part or all of the recommended measures. Typical projects funded through the program include computerized energy management systems, lighting system change-outs, boiler modifications, and HVAC change-outs and modifications. Funded projects must have a payback of 2-10 years and must be installed in buildings completed and occupied before April 20, 1977. All applications submitted for funding consideration are subject to a programmatic and technical review. Applications compete for available monies according to specific criteria set for Technical Assistance Grants (study grants) and Energy Conservation Measures Grants (retrofit implementation grants). Since 1979 ten ICP funding cycles have been held in Texas, and a program cycle funded by PVE dollars returned to the state is currently in progress. An eleventh funding cycle, using federally appropriated dollars, and a second "oil overcharge" cycle are anticipated for FY 89.

Roberts, M.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Method for Determining Optimal Residential Energy Efficiency Retrofit Packages  

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Method for Determining Method for Determining Optimal Residential Energy Efficiency Retrofit Packages B. Polly, M. Gestwick, M. Bianchi, R. Anderson, S. Horowitz, C. Christensen, and R. Judkoff National Renewable Energy Laboratory April 2011 ii NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process,

253

Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation  

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

SmartMarket Report SmartMarket Report Produced with support from Energy Efficient Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation Funding provided by U.S. Department of Energy through the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory McGraw-Hill Construction President Keith Fox Vice President, Product Development Kathryn E. Cassino McGraw-Hill Construction Research & Analytics/Alliances Vice President, Industry Insights & Alliances Harvey M. Bernstein, F. ASCE, LEED AP Senior Director, Research & Analytics Burleigh Morton Director, Partnerships & Alliances John Gudgel Director, Green Content & Research Communications Michele A. Russo, LEED AP Business Case for Energy Effi cient Building Retrofi

254

Results from Development of Model Specifications for Multifamily Energy Retrofits  

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Specifications, modeled after CSI MasterFormat, provide the trade contractors and builders with requirements and recommendations on specific building materials, components and industry practices that comply with the expectations and intent of the requirements within the various funding programs associated with a project. The goal is to create a greater level of consistency in execution of energy efficiency retrofits measures across the multiple regions a developer may work. IBACOS and Mercy Housing developed sample model specifications based on a common building construction type that Mercy Housing encounters.

Brozyna, K.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Newporter Apartments: Deep Energy Retrofit Short-Term Results  

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This project demonstrates a path to meet the goal of the Building America program to reduce home energy use by 30% in multi-family buildings. The project demonstrates cost effective energy savings targets as well as improved comfort and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) associated with deep energy retrofits by a large public housing authority as part of a larger rehabilitation effort. The project focuses on a typical 1960's vintage low-rise multi-family apartment community (120 units in three buildings).

Gordon, A.; Howard, L.; Kunkle, R.; Lubliner, M.; Auer, D.; Clegg, Z.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

An Overview of the Building Energy Retrofit Research Program  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A relatively new program of the U.S. Department of Energy has been established to focus on the technical, financial, and behavioral barriers to improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings through retrofit. The program is organized by the three building sectors (single-family, multi-family, and commercial) and is implemented with expertise from four national laboratories, Princeton University, and the Alliance to Save Energy in cooperation with a large number of state, utility, and local agencies. This paper summarizes the objectives, approach, and accomplishments of the program.

Mixon, W. R.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

DOE Science Showcase - DOE Advanced Robotics | OSTI, US Dept...  

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10 Questions for a Robotics Engineer: Lonnie Love Robot Reworked to Analyze Radiation in Japan Robotics at Los Alamos National Laboratory NREL's New Robots Scrutinize Solar Cells...

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Retrofitting Vegas: Implementing Energy Efficiency in Two Las Vegas Test Homes  

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In 2009, the state of Nevada received nearly forty million dollars in Neighborhood Stabilization Funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The purpose of this funding was to stabilize communities that have suffered from foreclosures and abandonment. In an effort to provide guidance to local officials and maximize how effectively this NSP funding is utilized in retrofitting homes, CARB provided design specifications, energy modeling, and technical support for the Building America Retrofit Alliance (BARA) team and its local partners - Better Building Performance, Nevada Energy Star Partners Green Alliance, and Home Free Nevada - for two retrofit test homes. One home was to demonstrate a modest retrofit and the other a deep energy retrofit. Through this project, CARB has provided two robust solution packages for retrofitting homes built in this region between the 1980s and early 1990s without substantially inconveniencing the occupants. The two test homes, the Carmen and Sierra Hills, demonstrate how cost-effectively energy efficient upgrades can be implemented in the hot, dry climate of the Southwest. In addition, the homes were used as an educational experience for home performance professionals, building trades, remodelers, and the general public. In-field trainings on air-sealing, HVAC upgrades, and insulating were provided to local contractors during the retrofit and BARA documented these retrofits through a series of video presentations, beginning with a site survey and concluding with the finished remodel and test out.

Puttagunta, S.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

An Evaluation of Energy-Saving Retrofits from the Texas LoanSTAR Program  

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This report discusses the LoanSTAR retrofit savings through December 1993 with an emphasis on the Constant Volume to Variable Air Volume air-handler retrofits. The report also summarizes several key findings about the LoanSTAR program which has 70 sites monitored as of December 1993.

Haberl, J. S.; Claridge, D. E.; Heneghan, T.; Sieggreen, R.; Sims, J.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Retrofit NOx Control Guidelines for Gas- and Oil-Fired Boilers Version 2.0  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document reviews and summarizes NOx control technologies to help utility engineering and operating staff evaluate and select appropriate retrofit strategies for natural gas- and oil-fired boilers. In addition to general discussions of the various technologies, the document includes an accompanying database on diskette with detailed information on 239 NOx retrofits.

1997-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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261

MIT Energy Initiative Symposium | March 23, 2009 1 Retrofitting of Coal-Fired  

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MIT Energy Initiative Symposium | March 23, 2009 1 Retrofitting of Coal-Fired Power Plants for CO2 of Coal-Fired Power Plants for CO2 Emissions Mitigation The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) sponsored a symposium on the retrofitting of coal-fired power plants to capture CO2 emissions. This report summarizes

Williams, Brian C.

262

Sonoma House: Monitoring of the First U.S. Passive House Retrofit  

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The Sonoma Deep Retrofit is a single-story deep retrofit project in the marine climate of Sonoma, California. The design was guided by Passive House principles which promote the use of very high levels of wall, ceiling, and floor insulation along with tight envelope construction to maintain a comfortable indoor environment with little or no need for conventional heating or cooling.

German, A.; Weitzel, B.; Backman, C.; Hoeschele, M.; Dakin, B.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Expert Meeting Report: Interior Insulation Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assemblies  

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The Building Science Consortium held an Expert Meeting on Interior Insulation Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assemblies on July 30, 2011 at the Westford Regency Hotel in Westford, MA. This report outlines the extensive information that was presented on assessment of risk factors for premature building deterioration due to interior insulation retrofits, and methods to reduce such risks.

Ueno, K.; Van Straaten, R.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Analysis of institutional mechanisms affecting residential and commercial buildings retrofit  

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Barriers to energy conservation in the residential and commercial sectors influence (1) the willingness of building occupants to modify their energy usage habits, and (2) the willingness of building owners/occupants to upgrade the thermal characteristics of the structures within which they live or work and the appliances which they use. The barriers that influence the willingness of building owners/occupants to modify the thermal efficiency characteristics of building structures and heating/cooling systems are discussed. This focus is further narrowed to include only those barriers that impede modifications to existing buildings, i.e., energy conservation retrofit activity. Eight barriers selected for their suitability for Federal action in the residential and commercial sectors and examined are: fuel pricing policies that in the short term do not provide enough incentive to invest in energy conservation; high finance cost; inability to evaluate contractor performance; inability to evaluate retrofit products; lack of well-integrated or one-stop marketing systems (referred to as lack of delivery systems); lack of precise or customized information; lack of sociological/psychological incentives; and use of the first-cost decision criterion (expanded to include short-term payback criterion for the commercial sector). The impacts of these barriers on energy conservation are separately assessed for the residential and commercial sectors.

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Final Report: Retrofit Aeration System (RAS) for Francis Turbine  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Osage Plant and Bagnell Dam impounds the Osage River forming the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. Since it is nearly 100 feet deep, the lake stratifies during the summer months causing low DO water to be discharged into the Osage river below the dam. To supplement DO, the turbines are vented during the low DO season. AmerenUE is continually researching new methods of DO enhancement. New turbines, manufactured by American Hydro Corporation, were installed in Units 3 & 5 during the spring of 2002. Additional vent capacity and new nosecones were included in the new turbine design. The retrofit aeration system is an attempt to further enhance the DO in the tailrace by installation of additional venting capability on Unit 6 (not upgraded with new turbine) and refining design on special nosecones which will be mounted on both Unit 3 (upgraded turbine) and Unit 6. Baseline DO testing for Units 3 & 6 was conducted mid August, 2002. This data wascompared to further tests planned for the summer of 2003 and 2004 after installation of the retrofit aeration system.

Alan Sullivan; DOE Project Officer Keith Bennett

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Image Recognition System for Automated Lighting Retrofit Assessment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of all US energy use and carbon emissions. Lighting technologies continue to evolve, leading to potential energy savings through retrofits of lighting systems. Building lighting systems is typically the first item evaluated by commercial and industrial energy auditors. This paper presents the first phase of a project to develop unmanned aerial and ground vehicles capable of conducting autonomous energy audits of commercial buildings. The paper presents a prototype system that can enumerate and classify the lighting in a building using an optical camera, accelerometer, spectrometer, and distance sensor. As the aerial vehicle navigates throughout a room, the prototype system captures images and collects frequency data of lighting. The system employs image recognition techniques to quantify lighting in each room. Using the unique frequency spectrum of each lighting type, the prototype system classifies the different types of lighting with the spectrometer. An accompanying software program then analyzes the quantity and type of lighting to recommend economical alternatives, or lighting retrofits.

Venable, K.; Bhatia, D.; Coverick, R.; Gutierrez, C.; Knight, J.; McGarry, D.; McGee, K.; Smith, Z.; Terrill, T. J.; Vanderford, B.; Weiser, R.; Wightman, K.; Rasmussen, B. P.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

An Overview of the Building Energy Retrofit Research Program  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This research update presents the status of a U.S. Department of Energy program that addresses the technical, financial, and behavioral barriers to improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings. The program is implemented with expertise from four national laboratories, Princeton University, and the Alliance to Save Energy in cooperation with a large number of state, utility, and local agencies. The remaining potential for energy savings from cost effective retrofit measures in existing buildings is impressive, but a variety of barriers have been identified that reduce conservation investment. One significant barrier that the program can address is the large uncertainty about savings. Average savings for a large sample of retrofit hones is generally lower than expected, and savings in individual buildings varies unpredictably from negative to very high positive values. Our approach has been to provide reliable information on the performance and cost effectiveness of energy conserving technologies and practices. Field performance monitoring is in progress in each building sector and development of diagnostic techniques and monitoring protocols is in progress.

Mixon, W. R.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Winning the AAAI robot competition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Last summer, AAAI sponsored a mobile robot competition in conjunction with the AAAI-92 conference in San Jose, California. Ten robots from across the country competed in the competition, with CARMEL from the University of Michigan finishing first. CARMEL ...

David Kortenkamp; Marcus Huber; Charles Cohen; Ulrich Raschke; Clint Bidlack; Clare Bates Congdon; Frank Koss; Terry Weymouth

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Cordinating human-robot communication  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As robots begin to emerge from the cloisters of industrial and military applications and enter the realms of coperative partners for people, one of the most important facets of human-robot interaction (HRI) will be ...

Brks, Andrw G. (Brks Zoz)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Hungary-Employment Impacts of a Large-Scale Deep Building Retrofit  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Hungary-Employment Impacts of a Large-Scale Deep Building Retrofit Hungary-Employment Impacts of a Large-Scale Deep Building Retrofit Programme Jump to: navigation, search Name Hungary-Employment Impacts of a Large-Scale Deep Building Retrofit Programme Agency/Company /Organization European Climate Foundation Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Buildings, - Building Energy Efficiency Topics Co-benefits assessment, Background analysis Resource Type Publications Website http://3csep.ceu.hu/sites/defa Country Hungary UN Region Eastern Europe References Hungary-Employment Impacts of a Large-Scale Deep Building Retrofit Programme[1] Hungary-Employment Impacts of a Large-Scale Deep Building Retrofit Programme Screenshot "The goal of the present research was to gauge the net employment impacts of a largescale deep building energy-efficiency renovation programme in

271

RG&E (Electric) - Small Business Lighting Retrofit Program | Department of  

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

Small Business Lighting Retrofit Program Small Business Lighting Retrofit Program RG&E (Electric) - Small Business Lighting Retrofit Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Savings Category Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Program Info Funding Source System Benefits Charge State New York Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Energy Assessment: Free Lighting Retrofit: 70% of cost Provider RG&E and NYSEG RG&E offers a lighting incentive program designed to serve small business customers with a demand of 100 kilowatts (kW) or less. These small business customers may schedule a free energy assessment and then receive a 70% discount on the installed cost of recommended lighting measures. Eligible lighting measures include the retrofitting of fluorescent fixtures,

272

Measuring Energy-Saving Retrofits: Experiences from the LoanSTAR Program  

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In 1988 the Governor's Energy Management Center of Texas received approval from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish a $98.6 million state-wide retrofit demonstration revolving loan program to fund energy-conserving retrofits in state, public school, and local government buildings. As part of this program, a first-of-its-kind, statewide Monitoring and Analysis Program (MAP) was established to verify energy and dollar savings of the retrofits, reduce energy costs by identifying operational and maintenance improvements, improve retrofit selection in future rounds of the LoanSTAR program, and initiate a data base of energy use in institutional and commercial buildings located in Texas. This report discusses the LoanSTAR MAP with an emphasis on the process of acquiring and analyzing data to measure savings from energy conservation retrofits when budgets are a constraint.

Claridge, D. E.; Heffington, W. M.; O'Neal, D. L.; Turner, W. D.; Haberl, J. S.; Reddy, T. A.

2005-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

273

Recommended criteria for retrofit materials and products eligible for tax credit. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Federal Energy Administration requested the National Bureau of Standards to develop criteria for retrofitting for possible use by the Internal Revenue Service in implementing the Presidential initiative authorizing tax credit to homeowners. Criteria are recommended for materials and products considered eligible for proposed tax credit for retrofitting one and two family residences to conserve energy. The materials considered include insulation and vapor barriers, storm windows and doors, caulking and weatherstripping, and clock thermostats. A list of these retrofit materials is compiled by generic type and recommendations made on their installation. In addition to recommended criteria for materials and products eligible for tax credit, desired levels of performance for the retrofit materials are presented as a guide to homeowners to achieve maximum benefits in energy conservation through retrofitting. (GRA)

Rossiter, W.J. Jr.; Mathey, R.G.

1975-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Response Robot Evaluation Exercise (#7)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... at responder training facilities to gather ... responders to articulate essential robot capabilities ... at the emergency responder training facility known as ...

2013-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

275

Measured energy savings and economics of retrofitting existing single- family homes: An update of the BECA-B database  

SciTech Connect

These appendices are the companion volume to report number LBL--28147 Vol.1, with the same title. The summary data tables include physical characteristics, energy consumption, savings, and the retrofit measures installed and their costs for each retrofit project. Each existing single family residential building'' retrofit project in the BECA-B database is described. 99 refs. (BM)

Cohen, S.D.; Goldman, C.A.; Harris, J.P.

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Adaptive navigation for autonomous robots  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In many robotic exploration missions, robots have to learn specific policies that allow them to: (i) select high level goals (e.g., identify specific destinations), (ii) navigate (reach those destinations), (iii) and adapt to their environment (e.g., ... Keywords: Learning, evolution, Learning, neural networks, Learning, single agent, Robotics, adaptation

Matt Knudson; Kagan Tumer

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Robotics, Ethics, and the Environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As robots become more pervasive and take on an ever-growing number of tasks, exploring ethical issues relating to the technology takes on increasing importance. Specifically, the manufacturing and sale of personal service robots could be severely detrimental ... Keywords: Engineering Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Planned Obsolescence, Robot Ethics, Sustainable Design

Jason Borenstein

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Variable Speed Fan Retrofits for Computer Room Air Conditioners  

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

Variable-Speed Fan Variable-Speed Fan Retrofits for Computer-Room Air Conditioners Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program Technology Case Study Bulletin By Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Steve Greenberg September 2013 2 Contacts Steve Greenberg Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory One Cyclotron Road, 90R3111 Berkeley, California 94720 (510) 486-6971 segreenberg@lbl.gov For more information on FEMP, please contact: Will Lintner, P.E., CEM Federal Energy Management Program U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Ave. S.W. Washington, D. C. 20585-0121 (202) 586-3120 william.lintner@ee.doe.gov 3 Acknowledgements EPRI: Dennis Symanski, Brian Fortenbery Synapsense: Garret Smith, Patricia Nealon Vigilent: Corinne Vita

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RECIPIENT:Chesterfield County PROJECT TITLE: EECBG Lighting Retrofit  

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

Chesterfield County Chesterfield County PROJECT TITLE: EECBG Lighting Retrofit Page 1 of2 STATE: VA Funding Opportunity Announcement Number Procurement Instrument Number NEPA Control Number CID Number DE-FOA-0000013 DE-EE0000874 GFO-0000874-001 0 Based 011 my review of the information concerning the proposed action, as NEPA Compliance Officer (authorized under DOE Order 451.1A), I have made the following determination: CX, EA, EIS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Description: A9 Information gathering (including, but not limited to, literature surveys, inventories, audits), data analysis (including computer modeling), document preparation (such as conceptual design or feasibility studies, analytical energy supply and demand studies), and dissemination (including, but not limited to, document mailings, publication, and distribution;

280

Hammer Award Honors a Federal Building's Energy-Efficient Retrofit  

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4 4 Hammer Award Honors a Federal Building's Energy-Efficient Retrofit Figure 1: Each floor of the 21-story Phillip Burton Federal Office Building in San Francisco is more than 60,000 square feet. The lighting controls testbed occupies the third, fourth and fifth floors. Vice President Al Gore's National Performance Review has given a Hammer Award to a team of private and public entities, including several Center researchers. The team is working to turn San Francisco's Federal Building at 450 Golden Gate Avenue into a showcase of energy-efficient technologies that could cut the federal government's annual energy bill by a billion dollars. The Hammer Award recognizes teams of federal, state, and local employees and private citizens who have made government more efficient and

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281

Advanced Rooftop Control (ARC) Retrofit: Field-Test Results  

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The multi-year research study was initiated to find solutions to improve packaged equipment operating efficiency in the field. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), with funding from the U.S. Department of Energys (DOEs) Building Technologies Office (BTO) and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) conducted this research, development and demonstration (RD&D) study. Packaged equipment with constant speed supply fans is designed to provide ventilation at the design rate at all times when the fan is operating as required by building code. Although there are a number of hours during the day when a building may not be fully occupied or the need for ventilation is lower than designed, the ventilation rate cannot be adjusted easily with a constant speed fan. Therefore, modulating the supply fan in conjunction with demand controlled ventilation (DCV) will not only reduce the coil energy but also reduce the fan energy. The objective of this multi-year research, development and demonstration project was to determine the magnitude of energy savings achievable by retrofitting existing packaged rooftop air conditioners with advanced control strategies not ordinarily used for packaged units. First, through detailed simulation analysis, it was shown that significant energy (between 24% and 35%) and cost savings (38%) from fan, cooling and heating energy consumption could be realized when packaged air conditioning units with gas furnaces are retrofitted with advanced control packages (combining multi-speed fan control, integrated economizer controls and DCV). The simulation analysis also showed significant savings for heat pumps (between 20% and 60%). The simulation analysis was followed by an extensive field test of a retrofittable advanced rooftop unit (RTU) controller.

Wang, Weimin; Katipamula, Srinivas; Ngo, Hung; Underhill, Ronald M.; Taasevigen, Danny J.; Lutes, Robert G.

2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

282

Collective perception in a robot swarm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In swarm robotics, hundreds or thousands of robots have to reach a common goal autonomously. Usually, the robots are small and their abilities are very limited. The autonomy of the robots requires that the robots' behaviors are purely based on their ...

Thomas Schmickl; Christoph Mslinger; Karl Crailsheim

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Retrofit of CO2 Capture of Natural Gas Combined Cycle Power Plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A significant target for control of CO2 emission would be stationary power plants as they are large sources and relatively easy to control. Most of the focus of studies has been on new plants Only a few have looked at retrofits of the existing plants and those have mainly concentrated on coal-fired systems. However, there are a large number of existing gas-fired combined cycle plant in existence and understanding whether retrofit of these plants is realistic is important. This study considers retrofit of...

2005-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

284

Test Methods and Protocols for Environmental and Safety Hazards Associated with Home Energy Retrofits  

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A number of health hazards and hazards to the durability of homes may be associated with energy retrofitting and home renovation projects. Among the hazards associated with energy retrofit work, exposure to radon is thought to cause more than 15,000 deaths per year in the U.S., while carbon monoxide poisoning results in about 20,000 injuries and 450 deaths per year. Testing procedures have been developed for identifying and quantifying hazards during retrofitting. These procedures commonly include a battery of tests to screen combustion appliances for safe operation, including worst case depressurization measurement, backdrafting (spillage) under depressurized or normal conditions, and carbon monoxide production.

Cautley, D.; Viner, J.; Lord, M.; Pearce, M.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Standard Measurement and Verification Plan for Lighting Retrofit Projects for Buildings and Building Sites  

SciTech Connect

This document provides a framework for standard measurement and verification (M&V) of lighting retrofit and replacement projects. It was developed to provide site owners, contractors, and other involved organizations with the essential elements of a robust M&V plan for lighting projects. It includes details on all aspects of effectively measuring light levels of existing and post-retrofit projects, conducting power measurement, and developing cost-effectiveness analysis. This framework M&V plan also enables consistent comparison among similar lighting projects, and may be used to develop M&V plans for non--lighting-technology retrofits and new installations.

Richman, Eric E.

2012-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

286

An energy efficient platform for mobile robot  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Exploration of an unknown environment by autonomous mobile robot is a fundamental concern in mobile robotics. Today most of the mobile robots are powered by batteries so their energy and operation times are limited. Therefore

Sonali Patel; Ritu Tiwari; Anupam Shukla

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

The Attempto RoboCup Robot Team  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the hardware and software architecture of the Attempto RoboCup-99 team. We First present the design of our heavily modified commercial robotic base, the robot sensors and onboard computer. Then the robot control architecture which ...

Michael Plagge; Richard Gnther; Jrn Ihlenburg; Dirk Jung; Andreas Zell

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Effects of moisture on debonding in FRP-retrofitted concrete systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

FRP (fiber reinforced polymer) retrofit systems for reinforced concrete (RC) structures have been widely used in the past 10 years, and numerous studies on its short-term debonding behavior have been conducted extensively. ...

Tuakta, Chakrapan, 1980-

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

DOE to Fund up to $454 Million for Retrofit Ramp-Ups in Energy Efficiency |  

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to Fund up to $454 Million for Retrofit Ramp-Ups in Energy to Fund up to $454 Million for Retrofit Ramp-Ups in Energy Efficiency DOE to Fund up to $454 Million for Retrofit Ramp-Ups in Energy Efficiency September 14, 2009 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced a new $450 million program designed to catalyze a nationwide energy upgrade that experts estimate could save $100 million annually in utility bills for households and businesses. The Recovery Act's "Retrofit Ramp-Up" program will pioneer innovative models for rolling out energy efficiency to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in a variety of communities. Much like past roll-outs for cable TV or the Internet, DOE intends to create models that, when undertaken nationally, will save consumers billions of dollars on their utility bills and make the huge

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Lighting retrofit monitoring for the Federal sector-strategies and results at the DOE Forrestal Building  

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Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), the US Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), and Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) have been conducting short-term monitoring studies at the Forrestal Building, headquarters of the DOE, since 1990. These studies were an integral part of the Shared Energy Savings (SES) lighting retrofit project completed in 1993. The overall goal of the project was to reduce electricity consumption at the Forrestal Building. One objective of the project was to use the building as a model for other federal SES lighting retrofit efforts. A complete short-term monitoring strategy in support of the SES project was developed. The strategy included baseline measurements of electrical consumption, performance measurements of proposed retrofits, and post-retrofit measurements of electricity consumption. Measurements included power consumption, power harmonics, and lighting levels. The results show a 56% reduction in electrical power consumed for lighting, as well as improved power quality and increased lighting levels.

Halverson, M.A.; Schmelzer, J.R.; Keller, J.M.; Stoops, J.L.; Chvala, W.D.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

The live test demonstration (LTD) of lighting retrofit technologies at the DOE Forrestal Building  

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DOE`s Forrestal Building in Washington, DC, has successfully awarded a performance-based shared energy savings contract for retrofit of office and hallway lighting systems. The winning contractor estimates that the retrofit (and associated occupancy sensors) will lead to savings of up to 62% of the power currently used for lighting, with an estimated annual cost savings of $340,000. The retrofit will also increase lighting levels to required levels, while reducing total harmonic distortion on the lighting circuits. The performance-based shared energy savings approach to lighting retrofits will result in a guaranteed contract to maintain lighting levels and savings for the next seven years. Over the life of the contract, the shared energy savings approach will provide $1 million each for DOE and the contractor.

Halverson, M.A.; Schmelzer, J.R. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Harris, L.G. [USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Using auxiliary gas power for CCS energy needs in retrofitted coal power plants  

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Post-combustion capture retrofits are expected to a near-term option for mitigating CO 2 emissions from existing coal-fired power plants. Much of the literature proposes using power from the existing coal plant and thermal ...

Bashadi, Sarah (Sarah Omer)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Assessing methods for predicting retrofit energy savings in buildings : case study of a Norwegian school  

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This work investigates methods for predicting retrofit energy savings in existing Norwegian buildings. A case study is performed on a 30 year old primary school in Trondheim, Norway. The energy consumption in the school ...

Ricker, Elizabeth, S.M. (Elizabeth Ann). Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Full-Scale Demonstration of Low-NOx Cell Burner Retrofit: A...  

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in the United States. A 1994 estimate using a nominal 600-MWe unit gave an estimated capital cost for an LNCB retrofit of 9kW. Assuming uncontrolled NO x emissions of 1.20...

295

Cost Savings and Energy Reduction: Bi-Level Lighting Retrofits in Multifamily Buildings  

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Community Environmental Center implements Bi- Level Lighting fixtures as a component of cost-effective multifamily retrofits. These systems achieve substantial energy savings by automatically reducing lighting levels when common areas are unoccupied. Because there is a lack of empirical evidence documenting the performance of these systems, this paper uses electric consumption data collected from buildings before and after retrofits were performed, and analyzes the cost and consumption savings achieved through installation of Bi-Level Lighting systems. The results of this report demonstrate that common areas that are currently not making use of Bi-Level lighting systems would achieve significant financial and environmental benefits from Bi-Level focused retrofits. This project concludes that building codes should be updated to reflect improvements in Bi-Level Lighting technologies, and that government-sponsored energy efficiency programs should explicitly encourage or mandate Bi-Level Lighting installation components of subsidized retrofit projects.

Ackley, J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Standard Measurement & Verification Plan for Lighting Equipment Retrofit or Replacement Projects  

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This document provides a framework for a standard Measurement and Verification (M&V) plan for lighting projects. It was developed to support cost-effective retrofits (partial and complete replacements) of lighting systems and is intended to provide a foundation for an M&V plan for a lighting retrofit utilizing a "best practice" approach, and to provide guidance to site owners, contractors, and other involved organizations on what is essential for a robust M&V plan for lighting projects. This document provides examples of appropriate elements of an M&V plan, including the calculation of expected energy savings. The standard M&V plan, as provided, also allows for consistent comparison with other similar lighting projects. Although intended for lighting retrofit applications, M&V plans developed per this framework document may also be used for other non-lighting technology retrofits and new installations.

Richman, Eric E.

2009-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

297

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

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

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2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Vulnerability assessment of medieval civic towers as a tool for retrofitting design  

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The seismic vulnerability of an ancient civic bell-tower is studied. Rather than seeing it as an intermediate stage toward a risk analysis, the assessment of vulnerability is here pursued for the purpose of optimizing the retrofit design. The vulnerability curves are drawn by carrying out a single time history analysis of a model calibrated on the basis of experimental data. From the results of this analysis, the medians of three selected performance parameters are estimated, and they are used to compute, for each of them, the probability of exceeding or attaining the three corresponding levels of light, moderate and severe damage. The same numerical model is then used to incorporate the effects of several retrofitting solutions and to re-estimate the associated vulnerability curves. The ultimate goal is to provide a numerical tool able to drive the optimization process of a retrofit design by the comparison of the vulnerability estimates associated with the different retrofitting solutions.

Casciati, Sara [ASTRA Department, University of Catania, Siracusa (Italy); Faravelli, Lucia [Department of Structural Mechanics, University of Pavia, Pavia, Pavia (Italy)

2008-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

299

Multifamily Retrofit Project Manager Job/Task Analysis and Report: September 2013  

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The development of job/task analyses (JTAs) is one of three components of the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project and will allow industry to develop training resources, quality assurance protocols, accredited training programs, and professional certifications. The Multifamily Retrofit Project Manager JTA identifies and catalogs all of the tasks performed by multifamily retrofit project managers, as well as the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed to perform the identified tasks.

Owens, C. M.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Clean Water Act Section 316(b) Closed-Cycle Cooling Retrofit Research Program Results Summary  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has investigated the implications of a potential U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Water Act 316(b) rulemaking if it establishes closed-cycle cooling retrofits for facilities with once-through cooling as "best technology available" (BTA) for fish protection. This report provides a summary of the results of five studies that comprise EPRI's Closed-Cycle Cooling Retrofit Research Program. These studies evaluated the cost, both financial and econom...

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of a Multifamily Retrofit in Climate Zone 5, Boulder, Colorado (Fact Sheet)  

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In 2009, a 37-unit apartment complex located in Boulder, Colorado, underwent an energy retrofit to comply with Boulder SmartRegs Ordinance, a mandate that requires all rental properties to meet certain energy efficiency standards by 2018. The Consortium of Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), a U.S. Department of Energy Building America team, worked with city planners and building owners to evaluate this program and recently completed a case study evaluating the effectiveness of a collection of retrofit measures.

Metzger, C.; Arena, L.; Williamson, J.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Autonomous Combustion-Powered Hopping Robot - Energy ...  

Patent 6,247,546: Hopping robot The present invention provides a hopping robot that includes a misfire tolerant linear actuator suitable for long ...

303

Efficient design of precision medical robotics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Medical robotics is increasingly demonstrating the potential to improve patient care through more precise interventions. However, taking inspiration from industrial robotics has often resulted in large, sometimes cumbersome ...

Hanumara, Nevan Clancy

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

A spotlight on security and privacy risks with future household robots: attacks and lessons  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Future homes will be populated with large numbers of robots with diverse functionalities, ranging from chore robots to elder care robots to entertainment robots. While household robots will offer numerous benefits, they also have the potential to introduce ... Keywords: cyber-physical systems, domestic robots, household robots, multi-robot attack, privacy, robots, security, single-robot attack, ubiquitous robots

Tamara Denning; Cynthia Matuszek; Karl Koscher; Joshua R. Smith; Tadayoshi Kohno

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Emergency response robot evaluation exercise  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

More than 60 robot test methods are being developed by a team led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with the sponsorship of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These test methods are being specified and standardized ... Keywords: HRI, capability, emergency response, evaluation, human-robot interaction, measure, metrics, mobility, performance, power, radio communications, repetition, robot, sensor, standard, task, test, test method, test suite, trial

Adam Jacoff; Hui-Min Huang; Ann Virts; Anthony Downs; Raymond Sheh

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Robotic Technologies for Live Working  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this report is to review selected available robotic technologies and evaluate their possible applicability to live working. The selection criteria for robotic technologies included suitability for operation in a high-voltage environment; mechanical load capacity; and extent of reach, size, and weight compatible with live work applications. The report provides a brief history of robotics in live work dating back to late 1970s and the development of the EPRI TOMCAT (Teleoperator for Operat...

2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

307

Group Home Energy Efficiency Retrofit for 30% Energy Savings: Washington, D.C. (Fact Sheet)  

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Energy efficiency retrofits (EERs) face many challenges on the path to scalability. Limited budgets, cost effectiveness, risk factors, and accessibility impact the type and the extent of measures that can be implemented feasibly to achieve energy savings goals. Group home retrofits can face additional challenges than those in single family homes - such as reduced access (occupant-in-place restrictions) and lack of incentives for occupant behavioral change. This project studies the specification, implementation, and energy savings from an EER in a group home, with an energy savings goal of 30%. This short term test report chronicles the retrofit measures specified, their projected cost-effectiveness using building energy simulations, and the short term test results that were used to characterize pre-retrofit and post-retrofit conditions. Additionally, the final report for the project will include analysis of pre- and post-retrofit performance data on whole building energy use, and an assessment of the energy impact of occupant interface with the building (i.e., window operation). Ultimately, the study's results will be used to identify cost effective EER measures that can be implemented in group homes, given constraints that are characteristic of these buildings. Results will also point towards opportunities for future energy savings.

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2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Response Robot Evaluation Exercise (#6)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... in a series of DHS/NIST response robot evaluation exercises will be hosted at the emergency responder training facility known as Disaster City in ...

2013-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

309

AUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC INSPECTION EXPERIMENTAL SYSTEM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document contains appendices on these topics: COMPUTERS AND CONTROLS; COMPUTER VISION SYSTEM; ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS; MECHANICAL SYSTEMS; ROBOTIC VEHICLE SYSTEMS; FIELD TRIALS.

David N. Rocheleau, Senior Investigator; Edward A. Hamilton, Associate Director, SCUREF; Jerry L. Hudgins, Senior Investigator; Paul McCarty, Graduate Research Assistant; Robert J. Schalkoff, Senior Investigator; Robert O. Pettus, Project Manager & Principal Investigator

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Highly Efficient Small Form Factor LED Retrofit Lamp  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes work to develop a high efficiency LED-based MR16 lamp downlight at OSRAM SYLVANIA under US Department of Energy contract DE-EE0000611. A new multichip LED package, electronic driver, and reflector optic were developed for these lamps. At steady-state, the lamp luminous flux was 409 lumens (lm), luminous efficacy of 87 lumens per watt (LPW), CRI (Ra) of 87, and R9 of 85 at a correlated color temperature (CCT) of 3285K. The LED alone achieved 120 lumens per watt efficacy and 600 lumen flux output at 25 C. The driver had 90% electrical conversion efficiency while maintaining excellent power quality with power factor >0.90 at a power of only 5 watts. Compared to similar existing MR16 lamps using LED sources, these lamps had much higher efficacy and color quality. The objective of this work was to demonstrate a LED-based MR16 retrofit lamp for replacement of 35W halogen MR16 lamps having (1) luminous flux of 500 lumens, (2) luminous efficacy of 100 lumens per watt, (3) beam angle less than 40{sup o} and center beam candlepower of at least 1000 candelas, and (4) excellent color quality.

Steven Allen; Fred Palmer; Ming Li

2011-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

311

Robot arm apparatus  

SciTech Connect

A robot arm apparatus is provided for inspecting and/or maintaining an interior of a steam generator which has an outside wall and a port for accessing the interior of the steam generator. The robot arm apparatus includes a flexible movable conduit for conveying inspection and/or maintenance apparatus from outside the steam generator to the interior of the steam generator. The flexible conduit has a terminal working end which is translated into and around the interior of the steam generator. Three motors located outside the steam generator are employed for moving the terminal working end inside the steam generator in "x", "y", and "z" directions, respectively. Commonly conducted inspection and maintenance operations include visual inspection for damaged areas, water jet lancing for cleaning sludge deposits, core boring for obtaining sludge deposits, and scrubbing of internal parts.

Nachbar, Henry D. (Ballston Lake, NY)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Robot arm apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A robot arm apparatus is provided for inspecting and/or maintaining an interior of a steam generator which has an outside wall and a port for accessing the interior of the steam generator. The robot arm apparatus includes a flexible movable conduit for conveying inspection and/or maintenance apparatus from outside the steam generator to the interior of the steam generator. The flexible conduit has a terminal working end which is translated into and around the interior of the steam generator. Three motors located outside the steam generator are employed for moving the terminal working end inside the steam generator in ``x,`` ``y,`` and ``z`` directions, respectively. Commonly conducted inspection and maintenance operations include visual inspection for damaged areas, water jet lancing for cleaning sludge deposits, core boring for obtaining sludge deposits, and scrubbing of internal parts.

Nachbar, H.D.

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

313

Robotic dissolution station  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is comprised of a robotic station for dissolving active metals in acid in an automated fashion. A vessel with cap, containing the active metal is placed onto a shuttle which retracts to a point at which it is directly beneath a cap removing and retaining mechanism. After the cap is removed, a tube carrying an appropriate acid is inserted into the vessel, and the acid is introduced. The structure of the station forms an open hood which is swept of gases generated by the dissolution and the air removed to a remote location for scrubbing. After the reaction is complete, the shuttle extends and the vessel may be removed by a robot arm.

Beugelsdijk, T.J.; Hollen, R.M.; Temer, D.J.; Haggart, R.J.; Erkkila, T.H.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

314

Retrofitting an automotive air conditioner with HFC-134a, additive, and mineral oil. Final report, October 1992-May 1994  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper gives results of an evaluation of a lubricant additive developed for use in retrofitting motor vehicle air conditioners. The additive was designed to enable HFC-134a to be used as a retrofit refrigerant with the existing mineral oil in CFC-12 systems. The goal of the project was to provide preliminary feasibility testing of the additive. The cooling effect of the test system retrofitted with HFC-134a and the oil additive was nearly the same as that of the original system with CFC 12 refrigerant. If lubricant additives prove to be successful, miscible lubricants may not be needed for retrofitting some automotive systems. The retrofitting procedure might be simplified and the cost to consumers might be reduced. It has not been determined if retrofitting systems with HFC-134a and oil additives is feasible for a wider range of operating conditions and types of equipment, including the applicability of orifice tube/suction accumulator systems.

Jetter, J.J.; Delafield, F.R.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Robotic Welding and Inspection System  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents a robotic system for GTA welding of lids on cylindrical vessels. The system consists of an articulated robot arm, a rotating positioner, end effectors for welding, grinding, ultrasonic and eddy current inspection. Features include weld viewing cameras, modular software, and text-based procedural files for process and motion trajectories.

H. B. Smartt; D. P. Pace; E. D. Larsen; T. R. McJunkin; C. I. Nichol; D. E. Clark; K. L. Skinner; M. L. Clark; T. G. Kaser; C. R. Tolle

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Development of multiple robotic fish cooperation platform  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article presents the development of a multiple robotic fish cooperation platform, which is established by employing a group of radio-controlled, multi-link fish-like robots. This work is inspired by the observation from nature that the capability ... Keywords: Multi-agent system, Multiple robot cooperation, Platform, Robotic fish

Jinyan Shao; Long Wang; Junzhi Yu

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Automated modeling of modular robotic configurations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This research presents an automated method to build kinematic and dynamic models for assembling modular components of modular robotic systems. By comparison with other approaches, the proposed method is applicable to any robotic configuration with serial, ... Keywords: Automatic modeling, Computer-aided design, Configuration design, Finite element method, Modular architecture, Modular robotic system, Reconfigurable robot

Z. M. Bi; W. A. Gruver; W. J. Zhang; S. Y. T. Lang

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Modular Reconfigurable Robots in Space Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Robots used for tasks in space have strict requirements. Modular reconfigurable robots have a variety of attributes that are well suited to these conditions, including: serving as many different tools at once (saving weight), packing into compressed ... Keywords: locomotion, modular, robot, self-reconfigurable, snake robot, space

Mark Yim; Kimon Roufas; David Duff; Ying Zhang; Craig Eldershaw; Sam Homans

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Exploration of intention expression for robots  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a novel exploration on how to enable a robot to express its intention so that the humans and robot can form a synergic relationship. A systematic design approach is proposed to obtain a set of possible intentions for a given robot ... Keywords: augmented reality, intention expression, robot

Ivan Shindev; Yu Sun; Michael Coovert; Jenny Pavlova; Tiffany Lee

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

DARPA Learning Applied to Ground Robots (LAGR)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

DARPA Learning Applied to Ground Robots (LAGR) Project (Concluded). Summary: The National Institute of Standards ...

2012-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Service robotics Prof. Alessandro De Luca  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Habib. The pemex autonomous demining robot: Perception and navigation strategies. In Proc. of IEEE

De Luca, Alessandro

322

Testbeds for ubiquitous robotics: A survey  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The growing interest in ubiquitous robotics has originated in the last years the development of a high variety of testbeds. This paper presents a survey on existing ubiquitous robotics testbeds comprising networked mobile robots and networks of distributed ... Keywords: Testbeds, Ubiquitous robotics, Wireless sensor network

Adrin Jimnez-Gonzlez, Jose Ramiro Martinez-De Dios, Anibal Ollero

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Towards Small Robot Aided Victim Manipulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Robotic manipulation of human victims is a problem typically avoided by the robotics community primarily for fear of injuring victims further, though large robotic human transportation is more prevalent. This paper presents the issues that would need ... Keywords: Automated harness, Foam stabilization, Robot rescue, Victim manipulation

Mark Yim; Jedtsada Laucharoen

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Microsoft PowerPoint - Robotics.pptx [Read-Only  

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Program Robotics Program The Robotics Program within the Nuclear Engineering Division is developing new technologies to enhance the performance of telerobotic systems (robots...

325

Air Leakage of US Homes: Regression Analysis and Improvements from Retrofit  

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Leakage of US Homes: Regression Analysis and Improvements from Retrofit Leakage of US Homes: Regression Analysis and Improvements from Retrofit Title Air Leakage of US Homes: Regression Analysis and Improvements from Retrofit Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-5966E Year of Publication 2012 Authors Chan, Wanyu R., Jeffrey Joh, and Max H. Sherman Date Published 08/2012 Keywords air infiltration, blower door, fan pressurization measurements, retrofit, weatherization Abstract LBNL Residential Diagnostics Database (ResDB) contains blower door measurements and other diagnostic test results of homes in United States. Of these, approximately 134,000 single-family detached homes have sufficient information for the analysis of air leakage in relation to a number of housing characteristics. We performed regression analysis to consider the correlation between normalized leakage and a number of explanatory variables: IECC climate zone, floor area, height, year built, foundation type, duct location, and other characteristics. The regression model explains 68% of the observed variability in normalized leakage. ResDB also contains the before and after retrofit air leakage measurements of approximately 23,000 homes that participated in weatherization assistant programs (WAPs) or residential energy efficiency programs. The two types of programs achieve rather similar reductions in normalized leakage: 30% for WAPs and 20% for other energy programs.

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Bay Ridge Gardens - Mixed-Humid Affordable Multifamily Housing Deep Energy Retrofit  

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Under this project, Newport Partners (as part of the BA-PIRC research team) evaluated the installation, measured performance, and cost-effectiveness of efficiency upgrade measures for a tenant-in-place DER at the Bay Ridge multifamily (MF) development in Annapolis, Maryland. The design and construction phase of the Bay Ridge project was completed in August 2012. This report summarizes system commissioning, short-term test results, utility bill data analysis, and analysis of real-time data collected over a one-year period after the retrofit was complete. The Bay Ridge project is comprised of a 'base scope' retrofit which was estimated to achieve a 30%+ savings (relative to pre-retrofit) on 186 apartments, and a 'DER scope' which was estimated to achieve 50% savings (relative to pre-retrofit) on a 12-unit building. The base scope was applied to the entire apartment complex, except for one 12-unit building which underwent the DER scope. A wide range of efficiency measures was applied to pursue this savings target for the DER building, including improvements/replacements of mechanical equipment and distribution systems, appliances, lighting and lighting controls, the building envelope, hot water conservation measures, and resident education. The results of this research build upon the current body of knowledge of multifamily retrofits. Towards this end, the research team has collected and generated data on the selection of measures, their estimated performance, their measured performance, and risk factors and their impact on potential measures.

Lyons, J.; Moore, M.; Thompson, M.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Measuring energy-saving retrofits: Experiences from the Texas LoanSTAR program  

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In 1988 the Governor`s Energy Management Center of Texas received approval from the US Department of Energy to establish a $98.6 million state-wide retrofit demonstration revolving loan program to fund energy-conserving retrofits in state, public school, and local government buildings. As part of this program, a first-of-its-kind, statewide Monitoring and Analysis Program (MAP) was established to verify energy and dollar savings of the retrofits, reduce energy costs by identifying operational and maintenance improvements, improve retrofit selection in future rounds of the LoanSTAR program, and initiate a data base of energy use in institutional and commercial buildings located in Texas. This report discusses the LoanSTAR MAP with an emphasis on the process of acquiring and analyzing data to measure savings from energy conservation retrofits when budgets are a constraint. This report includes a discussion of the program structure, basic measurement techniques, data archiving and handling, data reporting and analysis, and includes selected examples from LoanSTAR agencies. A summary of the program results for the first two years of monitoring is also included.

Haberl, J.S.; Reddy, T.A.; Claridge, D.E.; Turner, W.D.; O`Neal, D.L.; Heffington, W.M. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Energy Systems Lab.] [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Energy Systems Lab.

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Research on Commercial Patterns of China Existing Building Energy Retrofit Based on Energy Management Contract  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Existing building energy retrofit is one of the keys of building energy efficiency in China. According to experience in developed countries, implementation of energy management contract (EMC) is crucial to promote existing building energy retrofit, which means that the reduction of energy expenditure is used to pay the retrofit cost. The EMC program has a short payback period, high interior return rate and remarkable energy savings. This paper present the specialties and difficulties of existing building energy conservation in China and the development, service items and commercial patterns of EMC. We discuss the main methods and ways that EMC is applied to existing building energy retrofit at the original stage of building energy efficiency by analyzing the difference of EMC and other traditional energy efficiency patterns. Based on the analysis of three commercial patterns of EMC including guaranteed savings contract, shared savings contract and chauffage contract, we propose that the guaranteed savings contract is the main development direction of building energy efficiency service in China. At the same time, new financing methods and energy-saving measurement and verification standards should be established to ensure that EMC plays an important role in the process of existing building energy retrofit in China.

Han, Z.; Liu, C.; Sun, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stupid robot tricks : a behavior-based distributed algorithm library for programming swarms of robots  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As robots become ubiquitous, multiple robots dedicated to a single task will become commonplace. Groups of robots can solve problems in fundamentally different ways than individuals while achieving higher levels of ...

McLurkin, James D. (James Dwight), 1972-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

NETL: CCPI - TOXECON Retrofit for Mercury and Multi-Pollutant Control on  

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

Environmental Control Devices - Multi-Pollutant Control Technologies Environmental Control Devices - Multi-Pollutant Control Technologies TOXECON Retrofit for Mercury and Multi-Pollutant Control on Three 90 MW Coal-Fired Boilers - Project Brief [PDF-63KB] Wisconsin Electric Power Company, Marquette, Michigan PROJECT FACT SHEET TOXECON Retrofit for Mercury and Multi-Pollutant Control on Three 90 MW Coal-Fired Boilers [PDF-761KB] (May 2011) PROGRAM PUBLICATIONS Final Report TOXECON Retrofit for Mercury and Multi-Pollutant Control on Three 90 MW Coal-Fired Boilers Final Report [PDF-113MB] (Apr 2004 - Sept 2009) Quarterly Progress Reports January - March 2009 [PDF-970KB] (Apr 2009) October -December 2008 [PDF-3MB] (Jan 2009) July - September 2008 [PDF-630KB] (Oct 2008) April - June 2008 [PDF-1.5MB] (July 2008) January - March 2008 [PDF-610KB] (Apr 2008)

331

EnergySmart Schools Tips: Retrofitting, Operating, and Maintaining Existing Buildings  

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

EnergySmart Schools EnergySmart Schools EnergySmart Schools Tips: Retrofitting, Operating, and Maintaining Existing Buildings Quick wins and long-term facility management strategies that pay for themselves and result in energy savings Typical School Energy Use Distribution (varies by climate zone) 30% Lighting Cooling Space Heating Water Heating Other 23% 30% 10% 7% Combining preventative operations and maintenance (O&M) with strategic retrofitting of building systems improves a school's energy performance. For schools with limited resources and experience, "quick wins" in O&M and retrofitting provide a valuable starting point to energy management. As a next step, strategically prioritizing long- and short-term measures produces overall returns on investment. Please refer to the

332

Study of Multifamily Energy Retrofit Using Flexible Multizone Building Simulation Model  

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

Study of Multifamily Study of Multifamily Energy Retrofit using Flexible, Multizone Building Simulation Model Piljae Im, Ph.D. Mini Malhotra, Ph.D. R&D Staff Oak Ridge National Laboratory Presented at Building America Technical Update Meeting April 29-30, 2013 Outline * Multifamily Energy Audit Tool - Background - Needs for MF Audit Tool - Existing MF Tools - Modeling Approach - Development Status * Case Study - Background - Pre/Post Retrofit Building characteristics - Whole Building Energy Analysis * Summary Managed by UT-Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy Study of Multifamily Energy Retrofit using Flexible, Multizone Building Simulation Model 2 Background * New MF Building Energy Audit Tool sponsored by U.S. DOE * Collaboration of ORNL and LBNL * National web-based

333

Strategy Guideline: Energy Retrofits for Low-Rise Multifamily Buildings in Cold Climates  

SciTech Connect

This Strategy Guideline explains the benefits of evaluating and identifying energy efficiency retrofit measures that could be made during renovation and maintenance of multifamily buildings. It focuses on low-rise multifamily structures (three or fewer stories) in a cold climate. These benefits lie primarily in reduced energy use, lower operating and maintenance costs, improved durability of the structure, and increased occupant comfort. This guideline focuses on retrofit measures for roof repair or replacement, exterior wall repair or gut rehab, and eating system maintenance. All buildings are assumed to have a flat ceiling and a trussed roof, wood- or steel-framed exterior walls, and one or more single or staged boilers. Estimated energy savings realized from the retrofits will vary, depending on the size and condition of the building, the extent of efficiency improvements, the efficiency of the heating equipment, the cost and type of fuel, and the climate location.

Frozyna, K.; Badger, L.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Retrofit Audits and Cost Estimates: A Look at Quality and Consistency  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Retrofit NYC Block by Block is an outreach program targeting owners of one- to four-family homes, the most common building type in New York City, with more than 600,000 structures citywide. Administered by the Pratt Center for Community Development and implemented by four nonprofit, community based organizations, Block by Block connects residents, businesses, and religious and civic organizations in predominantly low- and moderate-income neighborhoods with one or more of a half-dozen public and private financial incentive programs that facilitate energy-efficiency retrofits. This research project sought to evaluate the approach, effectiveness, and the energy use reductions accomplished by the Retrofit NYC: Block by Block program.

Eisenberg, L.; Shapiro, C.; Fleischer, W.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Full-scale demonstration Low-NO sub x Cell trademark Burner retrofit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The overall objectives of the full-Scale Low-NOx Cell{trademark} Burner (LNCB{trademark}) Retrofit project is to demonstrate the cost-effective reduction of NOx generated by a large, base-loaded (70% capacity factor or greater), coal-fired utility boiler. Specific objectives include: (1) At least 50% NOx reduction over standard two-nozzle cell burners, without degradation of boiler performance or life; (2) acquire and evaluate emission and boiler performance data before and after the retrofit to determine NOx reduction and impact on overall boiler performance; (3) demonstrate that the LNCB{trademark} retrofits are the most cost-effective alternative to emerging, or commercially-available NOx control technology for units equipped with cell burners. The focus of this demonstration is to determine maximum NOx reduction capabilities without adversely impacting plant performance, operation and maintenance.

Not Available

1992-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

336

Energy and Cost Savings of Retro-Commissioning and Retrofit Measures for Large Office Buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper evaluates the energy and cost savings of seven retro-commissioning measures and 29 retrofit measures applicable to most large office buildings. The baseline model is for a hypothetical building with characteristics of large office buildings constructed before 1980. Each retro-commissioning measure is evaluated against the original baseline in terms of its potential of energy and cost savings while each retrofit measure is evaluated against the commissioned building. All measures are evaluated in five locations (Miami, Las Vegas, Seattle, Chicago and Duluth) to understand the impact of weather conditions on energy and cost savings. The results show that implementation of the seven operation and maintenance measures as part of a retro-commissioning process can yield an average of about 22% of energy use reduction and 14% of energy cost reduction. Widening zone temperature deadband, lowering VAV terminal minimum air flow set points and lighting upgrades are effective retrofit measures to be considered.

Wang, Weimin; Zhang, Jian; Moser, Dave; Liu, Guopeng; Athalye, Rahul A.; Liu, Bing

2012-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

337

Technique for tracking the effect of weatherization retrofits on low-income housing  

SciTech Connect

This report presents a technique for analyzing the effect of energy saving retrofits installed in low-income housing under a nationwide weatherization demonstration program. A tracking technique, based on the calculated balance-point temperature of each home prior to the weatherization, was developed to estimate the would-be fuel consumption over a period of time if the house had not been weatherized. The savings in fuel consumption for a home can be determined from the difference between the actual usage after retrofit and the calculated usage if it were not retrofitted. Besides the overall reduction, the saving in energy usage during different time periods while the house is being weatherized can be visualized from the graphical representation of the tracking technique.

Chang, Y.L.; Grot, R.A.

1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

NASA Ames Saves Energy and Reduces Project Costs with Non-Invasive Retrofit Technologies  

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

NASA Ames Saves Energy and Reduces Project Costs NASA Ames Saves Energy and Reduces Project Costs with Non-Invasive Retrofit Technologies The Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat Enables Energy Efficiency Strategies, Ongoing Commissioning and Improved Operational Control Harry Sim CEO Cypress Envirosystems harry.sim@cypressenvirosystems.com www.cypressenvirosystems.com NASA Ames Reduced Project Cost by Over 80% with Non-Invasive Retrofit Technologies * Legacy Pneumatic Thermostats  Waste energy  High maintenance costs  Uncomfortable occupants  No visibility * Project Scope  14 buildings  1,370 pneumatic thermostats  Integration with campus BAS  Diagnostics for ongoing commissioning * Traditional DDC Retrofit  Cost over $4.1 million  Asbestos exposure/abatement  Occupants significantly disrupted

339

Selecting effective fluorescent lamp and ballast for retrofit in the continental United States. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Electrical lighting is a major contributor to daytime peak energy demand, accounting for about 30 percent of total electricity consumption in most Army facilities. Some of this energy may be wasted because many existing lighting systems at Army Installations use outmoded technologies. While recent technology has improved the energy efficiency of all lighting systems, fluorescent lighting-the most widely used interior building lighting-has shown the greatest efficiency gains. Retrofits using high-efficiency fluorescent lamps and ballasts can yield significant operating cost savings. High-efficiency fluorescent lighting systems are widely available, but current information on their performance characteristics is highly technical and not easily accessible to Army facility managers considering retrofit options. This report provides a single, accessible source that summarizes fluorescent lamp and ballast performance characteristics and outlines selection procedures. Fluorescent lamp, Retrofit, Ballast, Lighting. Energy conservation.

Taylor, W.R.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Diesel plant retrofitting options to enhance decentralized electricity supply in Indonesia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Over the last 20 years, the government of Indonesia has undertaken an extensive program to provide electricity to the population of that country. The electrification of rural areas has been partially achieved through the use of isolated diesel systems, which account for about 20% of the country`s generated electricity. Due to many factors related to inefficient power production with diesels, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, in conjunction with PLN, the Indonesian national utility, Community Power Corporation, and Idaho Power Company, analyzed options for retrofitting existing diesel power systems. This study considered the use of different combinations of advanced diesel control, the addition of wind generators, photovoltaics and batteries to reduce the systems of overall cost and fuel consumption. This analysis resulted in a general methodology for retrofitting diesel power systems. This paper discusses five different retrofitting options to improve the performance of diesel power systems. The systems considered in the Indonesian analysis are cited as examples for the options discussed.

Baring-Gould, E.I.; Barley, C.D.; Drouilhet, S. [and others

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

On Target: A Complicated and Successful Energy Retrofit Program  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Lone Star Gas Corporate headquarters, in Dallas, Texas, consists of a five building, 355,000 square foot office complex with buildings ranging in age from 14 - 60 years old between 20,000 - 100,000 square feet (SF), and with multiple HVAC systems served by two central plants. The company was facing the inevitable increase in electric utility costs knowing that two reactors at a new construction nuclear power plant would be coming on line over during the next five years. By taking a proactive stance, a six month detailed energy audit commenced after a thorough internal energy analysis was conducted. The result of the audit was a multi-year $1.7 million retrofit project encompassing nearly 20 major items would be implemented over three years. Total energy and cost avoidance savings were calculated to yield a simple pay back of 1.5 years and a cash pay out of 3.5 years. Total energy reductions of 32% were achieved and the predicted economics realized. The various projects involved the application of nearly 18,000 square feet of window tinting, a total facility relamping and efficiency improvement project, installation of more efficient filtration systems, installation of control valves on the chillwater system, installation of a building automation system, installation of a plate heat exchanger for hydronic free-cooling, isolation of after-hours and 24-hour cooling loads on a separate loop, isolation and conversion of 24-hour steam requirements to reduce excess boiler capacity and run time, improvement of return air systems, the replacement and increase of cooling tower capacity, implement a preventive maintenance program, and improved operating procedures that focused on demand side management without thermal storage. The combined results of these single projects enabled the facility to remove and not replace 25% of the physical plant cooling equipment (one single-effect steam absorber) upon reaching the end of its expected life. Project costs and avoided savings were tracked monthly throughout the three year period. Additional energy and cost avoidance tracking for two more years was completed. In five years, a positive cash flow of more than $550,00 is only 9% less than the original projection. Improved employee comfort and enhanced space conditions have returned significant benefits to the work force of nearly one thousand people occupying this facility.

Kimball, M. A.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Road Following  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A description is given of the system architecture of an autonomous vehicle and its real-time adaptive vision system for road-following. The vehicle is a 10-ton armored personnel carrier modified for robotic control. A color transformation that best discriminates ... Keywords: adaptive systems, adaptive vision system, armored personnel carrier, autonomous vehicle, color transformation, computer vision, computerised navigation, computerised pattern recognition, image coordinate system, image segmentation, maximum-likelihood pixel classification, military systems, real-time, road region boundary, road vehicles, road-following, robotic vehicle, robots

D. Kuan; G. Phipps; A.-C. Hsueh

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Persistence of energy savings of lighting retrofit technologies at the Forrestal Building  

SciTech Connect

In 1989, the Forrestal Building, headquarters for the U.S. Department of Energy, was chosen for a major lighting retrofit project. The project replaced the aging fighting system newer, energy-efficient fixtures. Pacific Northwest Laboratory conducted a three-part monitoring study at the Forrestal Building to (1) characterize building energy use, (2) empirically measure savings realized by the lighting retrofit, and (3) determine the persistence of energy savings. This report summarizes the findings from the third and final monitoring phase. Two data loggers were left installed at the Forrestal Building and data were collected for a 12-month period after the lighting retrofit was completed. An analysis-of-variance test indicated that the mean monthly lighting demand is increasing. A regression analysis performed on the data indicated that the mean monthly lighting demand for workdays is increasing at a rate of 0.3652{+-}0.1101 kW/mo. The nonworkday demand is increasing at a rate of 0.3408{+-}0.1027 kW/mo. During the same period, workday mean monthly plug load demand increased 0.0912{+-}0.0275 kW/mo., while nonworkday plug loads decreased slightly. The gradual increase, though significant, is reduced when compared to the 56% savings recorded after the lighting retrofit. The increase is attributed to a combination of occupants returning to original (pre-retrofit poor) behavior and a small set of occupancy sensors being defeated by building occupants. Degradation of lighting fixtures from {open_quotes}burn-in time{close_quotes} was ruled out because all burn-in time is expected in the first few months and the increasing trend persists over the 11 months of this study. Because the lighting demand was still increasing at the end of the study, without further data collection, it was not possible to determine when the increase would level out. Therefore, the true energy savings from the lighting retrofit remain unknown.

Chvala, W.D. Jr.; Wahlstrom, R.R.; Halverson, M.A.

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

The evaluation of a 4000-home geothermal heat pump retrofit at Fort Polk, Louisiana: Final Report  

SciTech Connect

This report documents an independent evaluation of an energy retrofit of 4,003 family housing units at Fort Polk, Louisiana, under an energy savings performance contract (ESPC). Replacement of the heating, cooling, and water heating systems in these housing units with geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) anchored the retrofit; low-flow shower heads and compact fluorescent lighting were also installed, as well as attic insulation where needed. Statistically valid findings indicate that the project will save 25.8 million kWh, or 32.5% of the pre-retrofit whole-community electrical consumption, and 100% of the whole-community natural gas previously used for space conditioning and water heating (260,000 therms) in a typical meteorological year. At the end-use level, the GHPs were found to save about 42% of the pre-retrofit electrical consumption for heating, cooling, and water heating in housing units that were all-electric in the pre-retrofit period. This report also demonstrates an improved method of predicting energy savings. Using an engineering model calibrated to pre-retrofit energy use data collected in the field, the method predicted actual energy savings on one of the electric feeders at Fort Polk with a very high degree of accuracy. The accuracy of this model was in turn dependent on data-calibrated models of the geothermal heat pump and ground heat exchanger that are described in this report. In addition this report documents the status of vertical borehole ground heat exchanger (BHEx) design methods at the time this project was designed, and demonstrates methods of using data collected from operating GHP systems to benchmark BHEx design methods against a detailed engineering model calibrated to date. The authors also discuss the ESPC`s structure and implementation and how the experience gained here can contribute to the success of future ESPCs.

Hughes, P.J.; Shonder, J.A.

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

The USDOE Forrestal Building Lighting Retrofit: Preliminary Analysis of Electricity Savings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In September of 1993 a 36,832 fixture lighting retrofit was completed at the United States Department of Energy Forrestal complex in Washington, D.C. This retrofit represents DOE's largest project to date that utilizes a Shared Energy Savings (SES) agreement as authorized under Public Law 99-272. As DOE's first major SES contract, it was important that every aspect of this project serve as the cornerstone of DOE's Federal Relighting Initiative, including the careful measurement of the electricity and thermal energy savings.

Haberl, J. S.; Bou-Saada, T. E.; Vajda, E. J.; Shincovich, M.; D'Angelo III, L.; Harris, L.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide: Practical Ways to Improve Energy Performance; Grocery Stores (Revised) (Book)  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy developed the Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides (AERGs) to provide specific methodologies, information, and guidance to help energy managers and other stakeholders successfully plan and execute energy efficiency improvements. Detailed technical discussion is fairly limited in these guides. Instead, we emphasize actionable information, practical methodologies, diverse case studies, and unbiased evaluations of the most promising retrofit measures for each building type. A series of AERGs is under development, addressing key segments of the commercial building stock. Grocery stores were selected as one of the highest priority sectors, because they represent one of the most energy-intensive market segments.

Hendron, B.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide: Practical Ways to Improve Energy Performance, K-12 Schools (Book)  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy developed the K-12 Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide to provide specific methodologies, information, and guidance to help energy managers and other stakeholders plan and execute energy efficiency improvements. We emphasize actionable information, practical methodologies, diverse case studies, and unbiased evaluation of the most promising retrofit measure for each building type. K-12 schools were selected as one of the highest priority building sectors, because schools affect the lives of most Americans. They also represent approximately 8% of the energy use and 10% of the floor area in commercial buildings.

Not Available

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Identification and evaluation of data sources for the commercial buildings retrofit market  

SciTech Connect

The objectives of this study are to identify data sources that provide information on current and future levels of commercial buildings retrofit activity in the US, and to evaluate the coverage these data sources provide the commercial retrofit industry. Data sources evaluated include reports, magazines, computerized data bases, and surveys. Relevant data sources were identified through a literature review and by telephone and mail contacts with building industry experts and trade associations. A brief summary of each of the data sources is provided and recommendations are made for gathering additional data to supplement the existing data source.

Smith, S.A.; Johnson, D.R.

1986-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Cold Climate Foundation Retrofit Energy Savings: The Simulated Energy and Experimental Hygrothermal Performance of Cold Climate Foundation Wall Insulation Retrofit Measures -- Phase I, Energy Simulation  

SciTech Connect

A split simulation whole building energy/3-dimensional earth contact model (termed the BUFETS/EnergyPlus Model or BEM) capable of modeling the full range of foundation systems found in the target retrofit housing stock has been extensively tested. These foundation systems that include abovegrade foundation walls, diabatic floors or slabs as well as lookout or walkout walls, currently cannot be modeled within BEopt.

Goldberg, L. F.; Steigauf, B.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

A Summary of EPRI's Pulverized Coal (PC) and Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) Post Combustion CO2 Capture Retrofit Studies: The Five North American Retrofit Cases  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report examines the feasibility of retrofitting post-combustion capture (PCC) technology to existing pulverized coal (PC) and/or circulating fluidized bed (CFB) power plants, for five different host participant sites. The knowledge gained from previous CoalFleet ultra-supercritical PCC design studiesdescribed in the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) report An Engineering and Economic Assessment of Post-Combustion CO2 Capture for 1100 F Ultra-Supercritical Pulverized ...

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

351

Exploring the role of robots in home organization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Technologists have long wanted to put robots in the home, making robots truly personal and present in every aspect of our lives. It has not been clear, however, exactly what these robots should do in the home. The difficulty of tasking robots with home ... Keywords: home organization, home robots, need finding, robot design

Caroline Pantofaru; Leila Takayama; Tully Foote; Bianca Soto

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Adoption of Vehicular Ad Hoc Networking Protocols by Networked Robots  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper focuses on the utilization of wireless networking in the robotics domain. Many researchers have already equipped their robots with wireless communication capabilities, stimulated by the observation that multi-robot systems tend to have several ... Keywords: Networked robot, Robotic ad hoc network, V2I, V2V, Vehicular ad hoc network, Wireless robot

Wim Vandenberghe; Ingrid Moerman; Piet Demeester

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Modeling robot behavior with CCL  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the use of a Concurrent Communicating Lists (CCL) library in robot behavior modeling. CCL provides several software components, which allow the model to be built, simulated and formally verified. Due to the integration ...

Konrad Ku?akowski; Tomasz Szmuc

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Drum inspection robots: Application development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Throughout the Department of Energy (DOE), drums containing mixed and low level stored waste are inspected, as mandated by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and other regulations. The inspections are intended to prevent leaks by finding corrosion long before the drums are breached. The DOE Office of Science and Technology (OST) has sponsored efforts towards the development of robotic drum inspectors. This emerging application for mobile and remote sensing has broad applicability for DOE and commercial waste storage areas. Three full scale robot prototypes have been under development, and another project has prototyped a novel technique to analyze robotically collected drum images. In general, the robots consist of a mobile, self-navigating base vehicle, outfitted with sensor packages so that rust and other corrosion cues can be automatically identified. They promise the potential to lower radiation dose and operator effort required, while improving diligence, consistency, and documentation.

Hazen, F.B. [Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corp., Cincinnati, OH (United States); Warner, R.D. [USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Metastable legged-robot locomotion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A variety of impressive approaches to legged locomotion exist; however, the science of legged robotics is still far from demonstrating a solution which performs with a level of flexibility, reliability and careful foot ...

Byl, Katie

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Robotic Technologies for Live Working  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This project investigated the feasibility of developing a robotic device for removing and inserting the cotter key on a suspension or deadend insulator string8212the Cotter Key Remover-Installer and Camera (CKRIC). Researchers reviewed EPRI report 1019962, Robotic Technologies for Life Working (2010), and requested input and photographs of insulator strings from project funders. They then prepared animation sequences to study needed motions and degrees of freedom of the device, erected insulator strings ...

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

357

Robotic end effector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is comprised of an end effector for use in probing a surface with a robotic arm. The end effector has a first portion that carries a gamble with a probe, the gamble holding the probe normal to the surface, and a second portion with a set of three shafts within a housing for urging the gamble and probe against the surface. The second portion contains a potentiometer connected by another shaft to the first portion to measure the position of the first portion with respect to the second so that the second portion can be moved to place and maintain the shafts at the midpoint of their travel. Then, as irregularities in the surface are encountered, the first portion can respond by moving closer to or farther from the second portion.

Minichan, R.L.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

358

Teleoperated robotic sorting system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for classifying materials utilizing a computerized touch sensitive screen or other computerized pointing device for operator identification and electronic marking of spatial coordinates of materials to be extracted. An operator positioned at a computerized touch sensitive screen views electronic images of the mixture of materials to be sorted as they are conveyed past a sensor array which transmits sequences of images of the mixture either directly or through a computer to the touch sensitive display screen. The operator manually "touches" objects displayed on the screen to be extracted from the mixture thereby registering the spatial coordinates of the objects within the computer. The computer then tracks the registered objects as they are conveyed and directs automated devices including mechanical means such as air jets, robotic arms, or other mechanical diverters to extract the registered objects.

Roos, Charles E. (Nashville, TN); Sommer, Jr., Edward J. (Nashville, TN); Parrish, Robert H. (Nashville, TN); Russell, James R. (Brentwood, TN)

2008-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

359

Teleoperated robotic sorting system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for classifying materials utilizing a computerized touch sensitive screen or other computerized pointing device for operator identification and electronic marking of spatial coordinates of materials to be extracted. An operator positioned at a computerized touch sensitive screen views electronic images of the mixture of materials to be sorted as they are conveyed past a sensor array which transmits sequences of images of the mixture either directly or through a computer to the touch sensitive display screen. The operator manually "touches" objects displayed on the screen to be extracted from the mixture thereby registering the spatial coordinates of the objects within the computer. The computer then tracks the registered objects as they are conveyed and directs automated devices including mechanical means such as air jets, robotic arms, or other mechanical diverters to extract the registered objects.

Roos, Charles E. (Nashville, TN); Sommer, Edward J. (Nashville, TN); Parrish, Robert H. (Nashville, TN); Russell, James R. (Brentwood, TN)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Distributed control of hexapod wall climbing robot implementing Controller Area Network (CAN)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Service robots have been used in tasks that require navigation of horizontal or near horizontal surfaces. Some applications require service robots that are capable of moving along a vertical plane e.g., wall painting, window washing, non-destructive ... Keywords: CAN, biomechatronics, controller area networks, distributed control, hexapod robots, mechatronics, robot actuators, robot design, robot safety, robot sensors, service robots, wall climbing robots

Nkgatho Sylvester Tale; Glen Bright; W. L. Xu

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Evaluation of DOE's Partnership in Low-Income Residential Retrofit (PILIRR) Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In July 1986, the US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded competitive grants to five states to conduct pilot projects to establish partnerships and use resource leveraging to stimulate support for low-income residential energy retrofits. The projects were conducted under DOE's Partnerships in Low-Income Residential Retrofit (PILIRR) Program. These projects have been monitored and analyzed through a concurrent process evaluation conducted by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL). This study reports the findings of that evaluation. The overriding goal of the PILIRR Program was to determine whether the states could stimulate support for low-income residential energy improvements from non-federal sources. The goal for the process evaluation was to conduct an assessment of the processes used by the states and the extent to which they successfully established partnerships and leveraged resources. Five states were selected to participate in the program: Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Washington. Each state proposed a different approach to promote non-federal support for low-income residential weatherization. Three of the five states--Florida, Iowa, and Washington--established partnerships that led to retrofits during the monitoring period (October 1986--October 1988). Kentucky established its partnership during the monitoring period, but did not accomplish its retrofits until after monitoring was complete. Oklahoma completed development of its marketing program and had begun marketing efforts by the end of the monitoring period. 16 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.

Callaway, J.W.; Lee, A.D.

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Sustainable wall construction and exterior insulation retrofit technology process and structure  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A low-cost process for exterior wall insulation retrofit, or new wall construction by stacking layers of fabric tube filled with insulating material against a wall and covering them with mesh and stucco provides a durable structure with good insulating value.

Vohra, Arun (Bethesda, MD)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Preliminary guidelines for condition assessment of buildings being considered for solar retrofit  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The report contains a general description of methods currently available for condition assessment of the structural; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC); electrical; and plumbing systems of an existing building, in order to determine the feasibility of rehabilitation for solar retrofit.

Lerchen, F.H.; Pielert, J.H.; Chen, P.T.

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Low-cost passive solar-retrofit options for mobile homes  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Passive solar heating and cooling retrofit options can significantly reduce the energy consumption of new and existing mobile homes. The initial efforts of the Solar Energy Research Institute to explore the solar potential for the existing stock of mobile homes and those in the production stage are described.

Brant, S.; Holtz, M.; Tasker, M.

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Demonstration Development Project: Large-Scale Post-Combustion CO2 Capture Retrofit Demonstration Project Review  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has reviewed proposed demonstration sites for retrofitting post-combustion CO2 capture onto an existing coal-fired plant. This report discusses and reviews this set of demonstration projects to provide background information and the rationale for EPRI to pursue being involved in one or more of these projects.

2010-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

366

Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide (AERG): Practical Ways to Improve Energy Performance; Healthcare Facilities (Book)  

SciTech Connect

The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Healthcare Facilities is part of a series of retrofit guides commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy. By presenting general project planning guidance as well as detailed descriptions and financial payback metrics for the most important and relevant energy efficiency measures (EEMs), the guides provide a practical roadmap for effectively planning and implementing performance improvements in existing buildings. The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides (AERGs) are intended to address key segments of the U.S. commercial building stock: retail stores, office buildings, K-12 schools, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities. The guides' general project planning considerations are applicable nationwide; the energy and cost savings estimates for recommended EEMs were developed based on energy simulations and cost estimates for an example hospital tailored to five distinct climate regions. These results can be extrapolated to other U.S. climate zones. Analysis is presented for individual EEMs, and for packages of recommended EEMs for two project types: existing building commissioning projects that apply low-cost and no-cost measures, and whole-building retrofits involving more capital-intensive measures.

Hendron, R.; Leach, M.; Bonnema, E.; Shekhar, D.; Pless, S.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Byggmeister Test Home: Cold Climate Multifamily Masonry Building Condition Assessment and Retrofit Analysis  

SciTech Connect

This report describes a retrofit project undertaken by Building Science Corporation and partner Byggmeister on a multifamily brick row house located in Jamaica Plain, MA. This project studied the row house to determine the right combination of energy efficiency measures that are feasible, affordable, and suitable for this type of construction and acceptable to homeowners.

Wytrykowska, H.; Ueno, K.; Van Straaten, R.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Retrofitting existing chemical scrubbers to biotrickling filters for H2S emission control  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Retrofitting existing chemical scrubbers to biotrickling filters for H2S emission control David Gabriel* and Marc A. Deshusses Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University required much larger reactor volumes than chemical scrubbers. We converted an existing full-scale chem

369

Retrofitted feedwater heat storage for steam electric power stations peaking power engineering study. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The technical and economic feasibility of retrofitting existing nuclear or fossil-fueled steam power plants with feedwater thermal energy storage (TES) systems for peaking power applications was investigated. A major objective of the study was to determine if retrofitted thermal energy storage (RTES) systems could result in significant fuel savings in oil- and gas-fired peaking plants. From this study it was concluded that RTES require high capital expenditure, excessive plant downtime for installation (16 mo for fossil-fuel; 24 mo for nuclear), that retrofitting 17,000 MWe of coal and nuclear plants would result in only about 2 percent annual savings in oil consumed by the U.S. utility industry in 1974, and that the technical questions which remain could best be answered by retrofitting a relatively new reliable plant as a test facility. The utility industry is receptive to the TES concept but not to the RTES concept. It is recommended that no further effort be expended on RTES, that TES studies should concentrate on coal and nuclear plants, and that a TES Proof-of-Concept Facility should be designed and constructed. (LCL)

None

1976-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Development of Cost Effective Oxy-Combustion Retrofitting for Coal-Fired Boilers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The overall objective of this project is to further develop the oxy-combustion technology for commercial retrofit in existing wall-fired and Cyclone boilers by 2012. To meet this goal, a research project was conducted that included pilot-scale testing and a full-scale engineering and economic analysis.

Hamid Farzan

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

371

Metering and Monitoring Approaches for Verifying Energy Savings from Energy Conservation Retrofits: Experiences from the Field  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper describes instrumentation approaches used in the verification of energy savings from industrial and large institutional energy conservation retrofits. Techniques for monitoring electricity, natural gas and thermal energy flows are presented. Insights gained from the actual in-field installation of monitoring equipment are shared and lessons learned are provided.

McBride, J. R.; Bohmer, C. J.; Lippman, R. H.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

A Bin Method for Calculating Energy Conservation Retrofit Savings in Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The calculation of measured energy savings from energy conservation retrofits is an important step in the verification of the success of a retrofit (Claridge et al. 1992). Several methods for calculating the savings from energy conservation retrofits to HVAC systems in the LoanSTAR program have been proposed, including linear and change-point linear empirical models and calibrated simulation models. Simple least squares linear regression is easiest to use and understand, but is incapable of describing non-linear temperature dependencies of a building's energy use. Change-point linear models are more complex than the simple linear regression and cover a broader range of buildings. However, there are some buildings for which change-point linear models do not fit the data adequately. This paper presents a first look at an hourly bin method for calculating energy savings from energy conservation retrofits to HVAC systems based on hourly whole-building electricity, sub-metered motor control center use and thermal energy measurements. A general procedure for determining the appropriate number of bins is described and the bin method is applied to data from several agencies participating in the LoanSTAR program. Results are compared to existing savings calculation procedures for two buildings.

Thamilseran, S.; Haberl, J. S.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Robots in organizations: the role of workflow, social, and environmental factors in human-robot interaction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Robots are becoming increasingly integrated into the workplace, impacting organizational structures and processes, and affecting products and services created by these organizations. While robots promise significant benefits to organizations, their introduction ... Keywords: autonomous robots, ethnography, groupware, organizational interfaces, organizational technology, robots in organizations

Bilge Mutlu; Jodi Forlizzi

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

FLASTAR: Measured Savings of a Comprehensive Energy Retrofit in a Florida Elementary School  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper describes the final results for the pilot demonstration of the Florida Public Building Loan Concept. This loan program was intended to provide low cost funds to eligible public entities for upgrade of building energy systems. The site was an elementary school in Central Florida which served as the pilot project to demonstrate energy savings in public buildings similar to that achieved by the Texas LOANSTAR program (Verdict et.al., 1990). Termed FLASTAR (Florida Alliance for Saving Taxes and Resources), the study entailed the comprehensive metering of a test site to demonstrate energy savings potential. Over twenty channels of weather and submetered energy data have been collected since April 12.1995. Annual billed energy consumption for the 41.000 square foot facility was approximately 775,000 kWh (60 kBtu/ft^2) or $55,200 in the base year (1994). During the summer of 1995, replacement of aging chillers resulted in 30% reduction to cooling energy use. The second retrofit was occupancy sensor controls for classroom and office lighting which were installed in December 1995. However, post retrofit data showed that metered lighting energy use actually increased after the occupancy sensors were installed. Our data, and that of other projects. suggests that the occupancy sensor retrofit may have increased lighting on-times. Previously school personnel practiced responsible manual switching. but then came to depend on automatic control after the retrofit. The final project retrofit saw an energy management system (EMS) added in the summer of 1996. The system provided direct digital control @DC) of the school chiller, air handlers and packaged direct expansion (DX) roof-top cooling systems. The EMS equipment reduced chiller energy use by a further 16% and air handling and DX system energy consumption by 30%. The project retrofits were found to reduce overall school energy use by approximately 15% or 120.000 kWh per year. The annual energy savings totaled $4,600 at current energy prices, although the retrofits did not significantly impact facility peak load.

Sherwin, J. R.; Parker, D. S.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Actual and Estimated Energy Savings Comparison for Deep Energy Retrofits in the Pacific Northwest  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Seven homes from the Pacific Northwest were selected to evaluate the differences between estimated and actual energy savings achieved from deep energy retrofits. The energy savings resulting from these retrofits were estimated, using energy modeling software, to save at least 30% on a whole-house basis. The modeled pre-retrofit energy use was trued against monthly utility bills. After the retrofits were completed, each of the homes was extensively monitored, with the exception of one home which was monitored pre-retrofit. This work is being conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program as part of the Building America Program. This work found many discrepancies between actual and estimated energy savings and identified the potential causes for the discrepancies. The differences between actual energy use and modeled energy use also suggest improvements to improve model accuracy. The difference between monthly whole-house actual and estimated energy savings ranged from 75% more energy saved than predicted by the model to 16% less energy saved for all the monitored homes. Similarly, the annual energy savings difference was between 36% and -14%, which was estimated based on existing monitored savings because an entire year of data is not available. Thus, on average, for all six monitored homes the actual energy use is consistently less than estimates, indicating home owners are saving more energy than estimated. The average estimated savings for the eight month monitoring period is 43%, compared to an estimated savings average of 31%. Though this average difference is only 12%, the range of inaccuracies found for specific end-uses is far greater and are the values used to directly estimate energy savings from specific retrofits. Specifically, the monthly post-retrofit energy use differences for specific end-uses (i.e., heating, cooling, hot water, appliances, etc.) ranged from 131% under-predicted to 77% over-predicted by the model with respect to monitored energy use. Many of the discrepancies were associated with occupant behavior which influences energy use, dramatically in some cases, actual versus modeled weather differences, modeling input limitations, and complex homes that are difficult to model. The discrepancy between actual and estimated energy use indicates a need for better modeling tools and assumptions. Despite the best efforts of researchers, the estimated energy savings are too inaccurate to determine reliable paybacks for retrofit projects. While the monitored data allows researchers to understand why these differences exist, it is not cost effective to monitor each home with the level of detail presented here. Therefore an appropriate balance between modeling and monitoring must be determined for more widespread application in retrofit programs and the home performance industry. Recommendations to address these deficiencies include: (1) improved tuning process for pre-retrofit energy use, which currently utilized broad-based monthly utility bills; (2) developing simple occupant-based energy models that better address the many different occupant types and their impact on energy use; (3) incorporating actual weather inputs to increase accuracy of the tuning process, which uses utility bills from specific time period; and (4) developing simple, cost-effective monitoring solutions for improved model tuning.

Blanchard, Jeremy; Widder, Sarah H.; Giever, Elisabeth L.; Baechler, Michael C.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Simulating the C2SM 'Fast' robot  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A critical problem in the deployment of commercial teleoperated robots is the development of effective training tools and methodologies. This paper describes our approach to the problem of providing such training to robot operators tasked to contaminated ...

R. Codd-Downey; M. Jenkin; M. Ansell; H.-K. Ng; P. Jasiobedzki

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Robotic nanoassembly: current developments and challenges  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Robotic nanoassembly is an emerging field that deals with the controlled manipulation, handling and assembly of atoms, molecules and nano objects by robots for manufacturing of nano structures, devices and systems. Nanoassembly is expected to have revolutionary ...

Zuobin Wang; Dayou Li; Jin Zhang; Ze Ji; Renxi Qiu

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Towards semantic navigation in mobile robotics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nowadays mobile robots find application in many areas of production, public transport, security and defense, exploration of space, etc. In order to make further progress in this domain of engineering, a significant barrier has to be broken: robots must ...

Adam Borkowski; Barbara Siemiatkowska; Jacek Szklarski

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Mechanical engineering challenges in humanoid robotics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Humanoid robots are artificial constructs designed to emulate the human body in form and function. They are a unique class of robots whose anthropomorphic nature renders them particularly well-suited to interact with humans ...

Lu, Peter Guang Yi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Low NO sub x /SO sub x Burner retrofit for utility cyclone boilers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this project is to demonstrate the LNS Burner as retrofitted to the host cyclone boiler for effective low-cost control of NO{sub x} and SO{sub x} emissions while firing a bituminous coal. The LNS Burner employs a simple, innovative combustion process to burn pulverized coal at high temperatures and provides effective, low-cost control of sulfur dioxide (SO{sub 2}) and nitrogen oxides (NO{sub x}) emissions. The coal ash contains sulfur and is removed in the form of molten slag and flyash. Cyclone-fired boiler units are typically older units firing high-sulfur bituminous coals at very high temperatures which results in very high NO{sub x} and SO{sub x} emissions. The addition of conventional emission control equipment, such as wet scrubbers, to these older cyclone units in order to meet current and future environmental regulations is generally not economic. Further, the units are generally not compatible with low sulfur coal switching for S0{sub 2} control or selective catalytic reduction technologies for NO{sub x} control. Because the LNS Burner operates at the same very high temperatures as a typical cyclone boiler and produces a similar slag product, it may offer a viable retrofit option for cyclone boiler emission control. This was confirmed by the Cyclone Boiler Retrofit Feasibility Study carried out by TransAlta and an Operating Committee formed of cyclone boiler owners in 1989. An existing utility cyclone boiler, was then selected for the evaluation of the cost and performance study. It was concluded that the LNS Burner retrofit would be a cost-effective option for control of cyclone boiler emissions. A full-scale demonstration of the LNS Burner retrofit was selected in October 1988 as part of the DOE's Clean Coal Technology Program Round II.

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1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Building Fusion Targets with Precision Robotics  

The precision robotic assembly machines manipulator system provides precise and repeatable motions, the force and torque

382

06Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Proceedings of  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of producing some useful behaviour for controlling a robotic system. We can configure it to emulate passive by Singing Robots 126 Eduardo R. Miranda and Etienne Drouet Autonomous Navigation of a Flying Vehicle Robots: the Mechanical Control Layer 230 Sandor M. Veres Online Backpropagation Learning for a Human

Witkowski, Mark

383

Using indistinguishability in ubiquitous robot organizations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As robots become more pervasive and ubiquitous in the lives of humans, they become increasingly involved in everyday tasks formerly executed by humans. Humans should expect robots to take on tasks to simplify our lives, by working with humans just as ... Keywords: indistinguishability, multi-robot organizations

John Lewis; Eric T. Matson; Sherry Wei

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Upgrade of a Scara robot using Orocos  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a bottom-up approach that permits the integration of new devices and functionalities into a robotic cell. Although there are currently notable efforts from the scientific community toward this goal, the initiative presented here combines ... Keywords: Orocos, RTAI, free software, real time systems, robot design and architecture, robot upgrade

Dalton Matsuo Tavares; Rafael Vidal Aroca; Glauco Augusto de Paula Caurin

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Autonomous robotic weed control systems: A review  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Autonomous robotic weed control systems hold promise toward the automation of one of agriculture's few remaining unmechanized and drudging tasks, hand weed control. Robotic technology may also provide a means of reducing agriculture's current dependency ... Keywords: Geospatial technology, Machine vision, Pest management, Precision agriculture, Robot, Weed recognition

D. C. Slaughter; D. K. Giles; D. Downey

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Portable control device for networked mobile robots  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A handheld control device provides a way for controlling one or multiple mobile robotic vehicles by incorporating a handheld computer with a radio board. The device and software use a personal data organizer as the handheld computer with an additional microprocessor and communication device on a radio board for use in controlling one robot or multiple networked robots.

Feddema, John T. (Albuquerque, NM); Byrne, Raymond H. (Albuquerque, NM); Bryan, Jon R. (Edgewood, NM); Harrington, John J. (Albuquerque, NM); Gladwell, T. Scott (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Expert Meeting Report: Interior Insulation Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assembliesessment of risk factors for premature building deterioration due to interior insulation retrofits, and methods to reduce such risks.  

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

The Building Science Consortium held an Expert Meeting on Interior Insulation Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assemblies on July 30, 2011 at the Westford Regency Hotel in Westford, MA. This report outlines the extensive information that was presented on ass

388

Robotics Laboratory - Nuclear Engineering Division (Argonne)  

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Capabilities > Engineering Capabilities > Engineering Experimentation > Robotics Laboratory Capabilities Engineering Experimentation Reactor Safety Experimentation Aerosol Experiments System Components Laser Applications Robots Applications Other Facilities Other Capabilities Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Robotics Laboratory The Robotics Laboratory (RL) houses various remote manipulator systems, including the Dual Arm Work Platform, to support enhancements to teleoperation of remote systems for nuclear applications. Bookmark and Share Argonne scientists are using computer simulation and robot task programming tools to enhance the safety and efficiency of telerobotics in applications such as the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) of nuclear power

389

Bipedal Locomotion, Robot Gymnastics, and and Robot Air Hockey: A Rapprochement  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper we discuss control problems in bipedal locomotion, robot gymnastics, and robot air hockey and some interconnections among them. These problems are fundamentally related to the control of redundant and underactuated robots and share some interesting common features, particularly with respect to the application of hybrid and switching control. We discuss the general problem of switching control and relate these concepts to problems of swingup and balance of gymnastic robots and gait control in bipedal locomotion. We also discuss the relationships among hybrid control, impulsive manipulation, visually guided locomotion, and robot air hockey. 1 Introduction In this paper we discuss some control problems in redundant and underactuated robots from the standpoint of logic-based switching control. Our interest in these problems stems from our recent research projects in the development of gymnastic robots, bipedal robots, visual servoing, and robot air hockey. We identify and di...

Mark W. Spong

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Multifunctional robot to maintain boiler water-cooling tubes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A robot has been developed to maintain boiler water-cooling tubes. This robot has a double tracked moving mechanism, an ash cleaning device, a slag purging device, a tubes' thickness measurement device, a marking device, and a control system. This robot ... Keywords: Boiler maintenance, Boiler water-cooling tube, Climbing robot, Mobile robot

Xueshan Gao; Dianguo Xu; Yan Wang; Huanhuan Pan; Weimin Shen

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Equilibrium Conformations of Concentric-tube Continuum Robots  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Robots consisting of several concentric, preshaped, elastic tubes can work dexterously in narrow, constrained, and/or winding spaces, as are commonly found in minimally invasive surgery. Previous models of these ??active cannulas? assume ... Keywords: active cannula, concentric tube robot, continuum robot, elastica, flexible arms, kinematics, mechanics, medical robots, snake-like robot, variational calculus

D. Caleb Rucker; Robert J. Webster, III; Gregory S. Chirikjian; Noah J. Cowan

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

How many social robots can one operator control?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study explores the nature of the multi-robot control problem for social robots. It begins by modeling the overall structure of a human-robot team for social interactions, and implements it for specific applications to dialog-based interactions. ... Keywords: human-robot interaction, modeling, simulation, social robots

Kuanhao Zheng; Dylan F. Glas; Takayuki Kanda; Hiroshi Ishiguro; Norihiro Hagita

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

TOFU: a socially expressive robot character for child interaction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The TOFU project introduces a robotic platform for enabling new opportunities in robot based learning with emphasis on storytelling and artistic expression. This project introduces a socially expressive robot character designed to mimic the expressive ... Keywords: animation, education, interface design, robot, robot character

Ryan Wistort; Cynthia Breazeal

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Importance of physical interaction between human and robot for therapy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mental health care of the elderly people is a common problem in advanced countries. Recently, high technology has developed robots for use not only in factories but also for our living environment. In particular, human interactive robots for psychological ... Keywords: elderly care, human-robot interaction, mental commitment robot, robot therapy

Takanori Shibata

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Expert Meeting Report: Interior Insulation Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assemblies  

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

Interior Insulation Retrofit Interior Insulation Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assemblies K. Ueno and R. Van Straaten Building Science Corporation (BSC) February 2012 ii NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring

396

Building America Efficient Solutions for Existing Homes Case Study: Retrofit of 1915 Home, Dayton, Washington  

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

Built in 1915, this two-story, three-bedroom home with an unfinished Built in 1915, this two-story, three-bedroom home with an unfinished basement and 2,600 ft 2 of living space is typical of many older homes found in eastern Washington. Through the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program, researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory worked with local energy rater Energy Incentives, Inc., to assist the home owners in cost-effectively reducing their energy use by over 50%. The researchers used Energy Gauge USA simulation software to model retrofit packages and predict the most cost-effective retrofit measures within the homeowner's budget. The presence of asbestos insulation on the boiler made it more cost- effective to pursue efficiency measures that left the boiler in place to avoid the additional costs of disposal. Major energy and cost savings

397

DC CICC retrofit magnet preliminary design, software development and analysis report. Quarterly progress report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The proposed retrofit coil is made of superconducting Cable-in-Conduit Conductor (CICC). The coils are designed to produce a nominal vertical field of 4.5 tesla within the MHD channel based on a nominal current density of 13.05 MA/m{sup 2}. The coils are supported within a case, or so-called constant tension strap. When the magnet is energized, the electromagnetic J x B body forces push the winding pack laterally outward and vertically towards the machine`s midplane, thus putting the strap in tension. The end turns add axial tension to the conductor (a condition which is not simulated by this 2-D model of the midlength cross section). A sketch of the magnet system and structure is shown in Fig. 1.0--1. The purpose of this report is to describe the progress made in the design and analysis of the DC CICC retrofit magnet.

Myatt, R.L.; Marston, P.G.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

DC CICC retrofit magnet preliminary design, software development and analysis report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The proposed retrofit coil is made of superconducting Cable-in-Conduit Conductor (CICC). The coils are designed to produce a nominal vertical field of 4.5 tesla within the MHD channel based on a nominal current density of 13.05 MA/m{sup 2}. The coils are supported within a case, or so-called constant tension strap. When the magnet is energized, the electromagnetic J {times} B body forces push the winding pack laterally outward and vertically towards the machine's midplane, thus putting the strap in tension. The end turns add axial tension to the conductor (a condition which is not simulated by this 2-D model of the midlength cross section). A sketch of the magnet system and structure is shown in Fig. 1.0-1. The purpose of this report is to describe the progress made in the design and analysis of the DC CICC retrofit magnet, and to outline the proposed next step.

Myatt, R.L.; Marston, P.G.

1992-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

399

DC CICC retrofit magnet preliminary design, software development and analysis report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The proposed retrofit coil is made of superconducting Cable-in-Conduit Conductor (CICC). The coils are designed to produce a nominal vertical field of 4.5 tesla within the MHD channel based on a nominal current density of 13.05 MA/m{sup 2}. The coils are supported within a case, or so-called constant tension strap. When the magnet is energized, the electromagnetic J x B body forces push the winding pack laterally outward and vertically towards the machine's midplane, thus putting the strap in tension. The end turns add axial tension to the conductor (a condition which is not simulated by this 2-D model of the midlength cross section). A sketch of the magnet system and structure is shown in Fig. 1.0--1. The purpose of this report is to describe the progress made in the design and analysis of the DC CICC retrofit magnet.

Myatt, R.L.; Marston, P.G.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Considering lighting system performance and HVAC interactions in lighting retrofit analyses  

SciTech Connect

The performance of several typical fluorescent lighting retrofits are examined using analysis methods of varying sophistication. Estimates of energy and lighting performance based on the simple non-application specific data generally available tend to overestimate the energy savings obtained with the various retrofits by 10-30%. Adding a simple correction to account for cooling benefits exacerbates the error unless heating penalties are also considered. An analysis method that takes into account the thermal application factor of the lighting system shows that the error is typically due to systematically overestimating the energy usage of the original lighting system. If thermal application factor is considered, then detailed HVAC calculations do not significantly improve the energy-savings estimate.

Franconi, E.; Rubinstein, F.

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Byggmeister Test Home: Analysis and Initial Results of Cold Climate Wood-Framed Home Retrofit  

SciTech Connect

BSC seeks to further the energy efficiency market for New England area retrofit projects by supporting projects that are based on solid building science fundamentals and verified implementation. With the high exposure of energy efficiency and retrofit terminology being used in the general media at this time, it is important to have evidence that measures being proposed will in fact benefit the homeowner through a combination of energy savings, improved durability, and occupant comfort. There are several basic areas of research to which the technical report for these test homes can be expected to contribute. These include the combination of measures that is feasible, affordable and acceptable to homeowners as well as expectations versus results. Two Byggmeister multi-family test homes in Massachusetts are examined with the goal of providing case studies that could be applied to other similar New England homes.

Gates, C.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

MHD retrofit of steam power plants. Feasibility study. Summary and conclusions, Part I  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The US Department of Energy Division of Magnetohydrodynamics (DOE/MHD) initiated this study to evaluate the feasibility of a retrofit option to reduce the time and cost of commercializing MHD. The MHD retrofit option will integrate a nominal 260 megawatt thermal (MWt) MHD topping cycle into an existing or scheduled private utility steam plant; this facility will test both the MHD system and the combined operation of the MHD/steam plant. The 260 MWt input level was determined to be the size which could most effectively demonstrate and verify the engineering design and operational characteristics of a coal-fired, open-cycle, MHD power plant. Details are presented. A goal of the MHD program is to have operational by the year 2003 a commercial size, fully integrated MHD plant. This would be accomplished by demonstrating commercial scale, baseload performance of a fully integrated, MHD/steam power plant. (WHK)

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1979-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

EPRI's Pulverized Coal Post-Combustion CO2 Capture Retrofit Study Summary (Supplemental Project Funders' Issue)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is currently examining the feasibility of retrofitting post-combustion capture (PCC) of CO2 to existing pulverized coal (PC) and/or circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) power plants for five different "host" participants. Knowledge gained from previous CoalFleet ultra-supercritical (USC) PCC design studies is being applied directly to specific site conditions, plant design, and operating data provided by each host utility participant. This overall project intends t...

2011-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

404

EPRI's Pulverized Coal Post-Combustion CO2 Capture Retrofit Study Summary  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is currently examining the feasibility of retrofitting post-combustion capture (PCC) to existing pulverized coal (PC) and/or circulating fluidized-bed power plants, for five different "host" participants. Knowledge gained from previous ultra supercritical (USC) PCC design studies by CoalFleet is being applied directly to specific site conditions, plant design, and operating data provided by each host utility participant. This overall project aims to highlight ...

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

405

Evaluation of the National Financial and Economic Impacts of a Closed-Cycle Cooling Retrofit Requirement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is investigating the implications of a potential U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Water Act 316(b) rulemaking that would establish "best technology available" (BTA) based on closed-cycle cooling retrofits for facilities with once-through cooling. This report focuses on the financial impacts that can potentially result from a requirement for use of closed-cycle cooling systems.

2011-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

406

Analysis of Carbon Dioxide Capture Retrofit Options: Duke Edwardsport Integrated-Gasification Combined-Cycle Plant  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the results of a project supported by Duke Energy using tailored collaboration funds to study the potential impact to plant performance of retrofitted carbon dioxide (CO2) capture on the Duke Edwardsport integrated-gasificationcombined-cycle (IGCC) plant. The Duke Edwardsport IGCC plant is under construction and scheduled to begin operation in September 2012. Details on the project have been published in a 2010 Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) report, Duke Edwardsport Gener...

2011-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

407

State-of-the-Art Thermal Energy Storage Retrofit at a Large Manufacturing Facility  

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This paper will describe the existing conditions, strategic planning, feasibility study, economic analysis, design, specification, construction, and project management for the 2.9 megawatt full shift chilled water thermal energy storage retrofit project currently underway at Texas Instruments 1,142,000 square foot Electro-Optics manufacturing facility in Dallas, Texas. A subsequent paper will describe commissioning, operation, maintenance, and savings resulting from the project.

Fiorino, D.

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Maintaining Electrical System Reliability Under a Closed-Cycle Cooling Retrofit Requirement  

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is investigating the implications of a potential U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Water Act 316(b) rulemaking that would establish "best technology available" (BTA) based on closed-cycle cooling retrofits for facilities with once-through cooling. This report focuses on the transmission system impacts that can potentially result from a requirement for use of closed-cycle cooling systems.

2011-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

409

Assessing the Energy Savings of Tankless Water Heater Retrofits in Public Housing  

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This report describes the methodology, analysis, and findings from a case study of a 110 unit retrofit of gas tankless water heaters in a hot/humid climate in Alachua County, Florida. The housing units had their gas-fired tank type water heaters replaced with gas-fired tankless water heaters as part of a federal program that targeted reduced energy use in public housing.

Ries, R.; Walters, R.; Dwiantoro, D.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Assessment of Retro-Fit Energy Savings Devices: Line-Side Electronic Dimmer  

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The past two decades have seen the introduction of several new technologies, such as retrofit energy saving devices (RESDs), which are intended to save energy. In most cases, RESDs devices are added after-the-fact to existing commercial and industrial electrical systems with the intent to improve energy efficiency, usually without directly affecting end-use equipment. In some cases, an RESD such as an electronic lamp dimmer is part of the original construction of a residential or commercial facility. Dev...

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

An Engineering and Economic Assessment of Post-Combustion CO2 Capture Retrofit to Intermountain  

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is examining the feasibility of retrofitting post-combustion capture (PCC) to existing pulverized coal (PC) and/or circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) power plants for five host participants. Knowledge gained from previous CoalFleet ultrasupercritical (USC) PCC design studies is being applied directly to specific site conditions, plant designs, and operating data provided by each host utility participant. This project highlights the technical and economic issues a...

2011-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

412

Seismic fragility and retrofitting for a reinforced concrete flat-slab structure  

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The effectiveness of seismic retrofitting applied to enhance seismic performance was assessed for a five-story reinforced concrete (RC) flat-slab building structure in the central United States. In addition to this, an assessment of seismic fragility that relates the probability of exceeding a performance level to the earthquake intensity was conducted. The response of the structure was predicted using nonlinear static and dynamic analyses with synthetic ground motion records for the central U.S. region. In addition, two analytical approaches for nonlinear response analysis were compared. FEMA 356 (ASCE 2000) criteria were used to evaluate the seismic performance of the case study building. Two approaches of FEMA 356 were used for seismic evaluation: global-level and member-level using three performance levels (Immediate Occupancy, Life Safety and Collapse Prevention). In addition to these limit states, punching shear drift limits were also considered to establish an upper bound drift capacity limit for collapse prevention. Based on the seismic evaluation results, three possible retrofit techniques were applied to improve the seismic performance of the structure, including addition of shear walls, addition of RC column jackets, and confinement of the column plastic hinge zones using externally bonded steel plates. Finally, fragility relationships were developed for the existing and retrofitted structure using several performance levels. Fragility curves for the retrofitted structure were compared with those for the unretrofitted structure. For various performance levels to assess the fragility curves, FEMA global drift limits were compared with the drift limits based on the FEMA member-level criteria. In addition to this, performance levels which were based on additional quantitative limits were also considered and compared with FEMA drift limits.

Bai, Jong-Wha

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Occupant-in-Place Energy Efficiency Retrofit in a Group Home for 30% Energy Savings in Climate Zone 4  

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Energy efficiency retrofits (EERs) face many challenges on the path to scalability. Limited budgets, cost effectiveness, risk factors, and accessibility impact the type and the extent of measures that can be implemented feasibly to achieve energy savings goals. Group home retrofits can face additional challenges than those in single family homes - such as reduced access (occupant-in-place restrictions) and lack of incentives for occupant behavioral change. This project studies the specification, implementation, and energy savings from an EER in a group home, with an energy savings goal of 30%. This short term test report chronicles the retrofit measures specified, their projected cost-effectiveness using building energy simulations, and the short term test results that were used to characterize pre-retrofit and post-retrofit conditions. Additionally, the final report for the project will include analysis of pre- and post-retrofit performance data on whole building energy use, and an assessment of the energy impact of occupant interface with the building (i.e., window operation). Ultimately, the study's results will be used to identify cost effective EER measures that can be implemented in group homes, given constraints that are characteristic of these buildings. Results will also point towards opportunities for future energy savings.

Moore, M.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

DEMONSTRATION OF A FULL-SCALE RETROFIT OF THE ADVANCED HYBRID PARTICULATE COLLECTOR TECHNOLOGY  

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The Advanced Hybrid Particulate Collector (AHPC), developed in cooperation between W.L. Gore & Associates and the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), is an innovative approach to removing particulates from power plant flue gas. The AHPC combines the elements of a traditional baghouse and electrostatic precipitator (ESP) into one device to achieve increased particulate collection efficiency. As part of the Power Plant Improvement Initiative (PPII), this project was demonstrated under joint sponsorship from the U.S. Department of Energy and Otter Tail Power Company. The EERC is the patent holder for the technology, and W.L. Gore & Associates was the exclusive licensee for this project. The project objective was to demonstrate the improved particulate collection efficiency obtained by a full-scale retrofit of the AHPC to an existing electrostatic precipitator. The full-scale retrofit was installed on an electric power plant burning Powder River Basin (PRB) coal, Otter Tail Power Company's Big Stone Plant, in Big Stone City, South Dakota. The $13.4 million project was installed in October 2002. Project related testing concluded in December 2005. The following Final Technical Report has been prepared for the project entitled ''Demonstration of a Full-Scale Retrofit of the Advanced Hybrid Particulate Collector Technology'' as described in DOE Award No. DE-FC26-02NT41420. The report presents the operation and performance results of the system.

Tom Hrdlicka; William Swanson

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

New and retrofit solar hot water installations in Florida, January--June 1977  

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The purpose of this project was to ascertain the number of solar hot water installations in new buildings versus the number retrofitted to existing buildings in Florida during the January to June period of 1977. The methodology was to survey all installations started, in progress, or completed during that period. A by-product of the survey is a comprehensive list of manufacturers and another of distributors and installers in Florida. The survey excludes space heating and cooling and pool heating applications. However, the latter is being considered for a separate survey. Installations included are in the single-family and multi-family residential, commercial, industrial and public sectors. In the single-family residential sector, care has been taken to determine a new or retrofit breakdown, average square footage of collector per installation, average cost per square foot of collector in Florida, and subsequently, using F-CHART and system sizing programs developed at the Center, the fraction of load supplied by solar and its equivalent barrels of oil saved per year. In the multi-family residential, commercial, industrial and public sectors, specific information on each installation has been provided. This information includes new or retrofit, ownership, type of collector and manufacturer, square footage of installation, design percentage energy by solar, suxiliary fuel, system cost, and federal grants, if any.

1978-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Applications of marine robotic vehicles  

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The ocean covers about two-thirds of the earth and has a great effect on the future existence of all human beings. About 37% of the world's population lives within 100 km of the ocean. The ocean is generally overlooked as we focus our attention on land ... Keywords: AUV, Autonomous manipulation, Marine robotics, ROV

J. Yuh; Giacomo Marani; D. Richard Blidberg

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Programming by integration in robotics  

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This document presents the first operating version of CoolBOT, a component oriented software framework for programming robotic systems. CoolBOT has been designed having in mind the idea of programming by integrating software components, in order to reduce ...

Jos L. Fernndez-Prez; Antonio C. Domnguez-Brito; Daniel Hernndez-Sosa; Jorge Cabrera-Gmez

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Robotics crosscutting program: Technology summary  

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The Office of Environmental Management (EM) is responsible for cleaning up the legacy of radioactive and chemically hazardous waste at contaminated sites and facilities throughout the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons complex, preventing further environmental contamination, and instituting responsible environmental management. Initial efforts to achieve this mission resulted in the establishment of environmental restoration and waste management programs. However, as EM began to execute its responsibilities, decision makers became aware that the complexity and magnitude of this mission could not be achieved efficiently, affordably, safely, or reasonably with existing technology. Once the need for advanced cleanup technologies became evident, EM established an aggressive, innovative program of applied research and technology development. The Office of Technology Development (OTD) was established in November 1989 to advance new and improved environmental restoration and waste management technologies that would reduce risks to workers, the public, and the environment; reduce cleanup costs; and devise methods to correct cleanup problems that currently have no solutions. In 1996, OTD added two new responsibilities - management of a Congressionally mandated environmental science program and development of risk policy, requirements, and guidance. OTD was renamed the Office of Science and Technology (OST). This documents presents information concerning robotics tank waste retrieval overview, robotic chemical analysis automation, robotics decontamination and dismantlement, and robotics crosscutting and advanced technology.

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1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Robotic Welding, Intelligence and Automation, 1st edition  

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Thisresearch reportbrings together presenttrends in advanced welding robots, robotic welding, artificial intelligent and automatic welding. It includes important technical subjects on welding robots such as intelligent technologies and systems, and design ...

Tzyh-Jong Tarn; Tzyh-Jong Tarn; Shan-Ben Chen; Changjiu Zhou

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Applying CSCW and HCI Techniques to Human-Robot ...  

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... a single operator and one or more robots that did ... to free the robot from an obstacle; the robot is hindered in ... the state of a victim (eg, conscious or not ...

2005-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Establishing a virtual manufacturing environment for military robots  

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Recent advances in the robotics industry have given the military an opportunity to capitalize on industry's innovation. Not only has core robotics technology improved but robotics manufacturing technology has also made ...

Andersen, Ryan J. (Ryan John)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

The chandelier : an exploration in robotic musical instrument design  

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This thesis presents several works involving robotic musical instruments. Robots have long been used in industry for performing repetitive tasks, or jobs requiring superhuman strength. However, more recently robots have ...

Fabio, Michael A., S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Integrated Mobile-Robot Design-Winning the AAAI 1992 Robot Competition  

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The Carmel project (computer-aided robotics for maintenance, emergency, and life support) which won the AAAI 1992 Robot Competition, is discussed. Carmel's design philosophy and architecture, obstacle avoidance, global path planning, vision sensing, ...

David Kortenkamp; Marcus Huber; Charles Cohen; Ulrich Raschke; Clint Bidlack; Clare Bates Congdon; Frank Koss; Terry Weym

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Videos | Department of Energy  

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Energy 101: Energy Efficient Data Centers Energy 101: Energy Efficient Data Centers Energy 101: Daylighting Solar Smarter Faster Seven Traffic Signals in Two Minutes It Starts with Science... Demoing the Modified TALON Robot Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho Cutting Electricity Costs in Miami-Dade County, Florida How Energy Efficiency is Adding Jobs in St. Paul, Minnesota Charging Up in King County, Washington ARPA-E 2011 Keynote: Secretary Steven Chu Slides SlideShare. Present yourself. Upload Login or Signup Go Pro ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2011 Keynote Presentation: Secretary Steven Chu ARPA-E 2011 Keynote: Dr. Arun Majumdar ARPA-E 2011 Keynote: Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy Electrofuels: More Efficient Than Photosynthesis Profiling 1366 Technologies: One Year Later How ARPA-e is "Winning the Future"

425

Kirland Air Force Base wins Robot Rodeo  

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Kirland Air Force Base wins Robot Rodeo Kirland Air Force Base wins Robot Rodeo Community Connections: Our link to Northern New Mexico Communities Latest Issue:Dec. 2013 - Jan. 2014 All Issues » submit Kirland Air Force Base wins Robot Rodeo Hazardous devices teams test their maneuvering skills July 1, 2013 Students from Valarde Middle School won the video competition in the Best in Show and Middle School categories. They are shown here with sixth-grade teacher Jimmy Lara. During the Robot Rodeo, an unseen operator attempts to conduct reconnaissance and rescue injured personnel Contact Editor Linda Anderman Email Community Programs Office Kurt Steinhaus Email Kirland Air Force Base wins Robot Rodeo Police and public safety teams from as far away as New Jersey recently convened in Albuquerque to test their ability to remotely deploy robots

426

Chemical Power for Microscopic Robots in Capillaries  

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The power available to microscopic robots (nanorobots) that oxidize bloodstream glucose while aggregated in circumferential rings on capillary walls is evaluated with a numerical model using axial symmetry and time-averaged release of oxygen from passing red blood cells. Robots about one micron in size can produce up to several tens of picowatts, in steady-state, if they fully use oxygen reaching their surface from the blood plasma. Robots with pumps and tanks for onboard oxygen storage could collect oxygen to support burst power demands two to three orders of magnitude larger. We evaluate effects of oxygen depletion and local heating on surrounding tissue. These results give the power constraints when robots rely entirely on ambient available oxygen and identify aspects of the robot design significantly affecting available power. More generally, our numerical model provides an approach to evaluating robot design choices for nanomedicine treatments in and near capillaries.

Hogg, Tad

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Experiments with Cooperative Control of Underwater Robots  

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In this paper we describe cooperative control algorithms for robots and sensor nodes in an underwater environment. Cooperative navigation is defined as the ability of a coupled system of autonomous robots to pool their resources to achieve long-distance navigation and a larger controllability space. Other types of useful cooperation in underwater environments include: exchange of information such as data download and retasking; cooperative localization and tracking; and physical connection (docking) for tasks such as deployment of underwater sensor networks, collection of nodes, and rescue of damaged robots. We present experimental results obtained with an underwater system that consists of two very different robots and a number of sensor network modules. We present the hardware and software architecture of this underwater system. We then describe various interactions between the robots and sensor nodes and between the two robots, including cooperative navigation. Finally, we describe our experiments with this underwater system and present data. 1

Matthew Dunbabin; Iuliu Vasilescu; Peter Corke; Daniela Rus

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Integrated Joint Actuator for Serpentine Robots  

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AbstractSerpentine robots, also sometimes called snake robots, are slender, multisegmented vehicles designed to provide greater mobility than conventional wheeled or tracked robots. Serpentine robots are typically comprised of three or more rigid segments connected by two or three degrees of freedom joints. The segments typically have powered wheels, tracks, or legs to propel the vehicle forward; the joints may be powered or unpowered. We have developed a joint actuator system that is highly optimized for use in serpentine robots. This article first presents an analysis of the particular requirements for joint actuators in serpentine robots. We then compare existing actuators against those requirements and show that pneumatic bellows are ideally suited for this application. Following this analysis, this paper introduces our fully functional, pneumatically operated actuation system that is efficiently integrated in the space occupied by a joint. This system,

Grzegorz Granosik; Johann Borenstein; Senior Member

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Beyond usability evaluation: analysis of human-robot interaction at a major robotics competition  

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Human-robot interaction (HRI) is a relatively new field of study. To date, most of the effort in robotics has been spent in developing hardware and software that expands the range of robot functionality and autonomy. In contrast, little effort has been ...

Holly A. Yanco; Jill L. Drury; Jean Scholtz

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Human-Robot Interaction: Development of an Evaluation ...  

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... Robots have been introduced as toys [2, 17] and household tools [14 ... Participants used adjectives like cool, amazing, high tech to describe the robot ...

2003-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

431

Evaluation of Human-Robot Interaction Awareness in Search ...  

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... necessitate a close inspection by the robot to determine if the victim is conscious. ... five guidelines for information display for USAR robots. ...

2004-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

432

Multi-robot control interface - Energy Innovation Portal  

Methods and systems for controlling a plurality of robots through a single user interface include at least one robot display window for each of the plurality of ...

433

Measured energy savings and economics of retrofitting existing single-family homes: An update of the BECA-B database  

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The energy bill for US single-family households was over $77 billion in 1987 (excluding auto fuel purchases), accounting for approximately 20% of national energy expenditures. Large sums are spent on residential retrofits by individual homeowners, government agencies, and utilities. As of late 1987, over 21 million households indicated that they had added at least one energy-saving measure in the previous two years, while a recent Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) study estimated that nearly 15 million residential customers have participated in some kind of demand-side management (DSM) program. Given the level of continuing investments in residential energy efficiency, accurate estimates of savings from various conservation measures are increasingly necessary, especially as new technologies become more sophisticated and incremental efficiency gains more difficult to achieve. This report provides a comparative analysis of measured data on the performance and cost-effectiveness of energy-saving measures in existing single-family homes, based on information in the Buildings Energy-Use Compilation and Analysis (BECA) data base. The initial BECA report on measured data for single-family retrofits was completed seven years ago. In updating the single-family database, we have added 135 data points, representing over 33,000 houses, to the original database of 145 retrofit projects. The report is organized in two volumes. Volume 1 provides a summary of energy savings and costs of individual retrofit measures and strategies and results from federal/state low-income and utility weatherization programs. we also discuss measurement issues, predicted versus actual savings, trends in single-family retrofit programs, and implications for the next generation'' of cost-effective single-family retrofits. Volume 2 contains a written summary of each retrofit project and complete data tables. 87 refs., 20 figs., 16 tabs.

Cohen, S.D.; Goldman, C.A.; Harris, J.P.

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Simulation of the Post-Retrofit Thermal Energy Use for the Perry-Castaneda Library Building with the Use of Simplified System Models  

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Several state owned buildings with dual-duct constant volume (DDCV) systems are being retrofitted with energy efficient variable air volume (VAV) systems as part of Texas LoanSTAR Program. One method of determining the energy savings resulting from energy conserving retrofits relies on the use of a model for the daily whole building consumption, Epre, in the pre-retrofit configuration. Epre is typically a function of primary influencing parameters such as ambient temperature, humidity, building internal gains and others (Figure 1). Following the retrofit, the energy saved, E,av is determined using measured daily consumption, Emea3 as shown in Figure 1. This method is being used in the Texas LoanSTAR monitoring and analysis program for buildings that have adequate pre-retrofit monitored data. Unfortunately, in the Perry-Castaneda Library (PCL) building, the retrofits were completed before the monitoring instrumentation was installed. Therefore, no pre-retrofit monitored data are available for this building. Hence another method to estimate savings is needed. Such a method was developed and tested (Katipamula and Claridge 1991). This method was based on the use of the ASHRAE TC 4.7 simplified energy analysis procedure (SEAP). It involved developing one model each for the VAV (post-retrofit system) and the DDCV (pre-retrofit system) systems.

Katipamula, S.; Claridge, D. E.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Simulation of the Post-Retrofit Thermal Energy Use for the University Teaching Center (UTC) Building with the Use of Simplified System Models  

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Several state owned buildings with dual-duct constant volume (DDCV) systems have been retrofitted with energy efficient variable air volume systems (VAV) as part of the Texas LoanSTAR Program. One method of determining the energy savings resulting from energy conserving retrofits relies on the use of a model for the daily whole building consumption, Epre, in the pre-retrofit configuration. Epre is typically a function of primary influencing parameters such as ambient temperature, humidity, building internal gains and others (Figure 1). Following the retrofit, the energy saved, Esav is determined using measured daily consumption, Emea3 as shown in Figure 1. This method is being used in the Texas LoanSTAR monitoring and analysis program for buildings that have adequate pre-retrofit monitored data (Kelly et al., 1992). Unfortunately, in the University Teaching Center (UTC) the retrofits were completed before the monitoring instrumentation was installed. Therefore, no pre-retrofit monitored data are available. Hence another method to estimate savings was needed. Such a method was developed and tested on a large engineering center (Katipamula and Claridge 1991). This method was based on the use of the ASHRAE TC 4.7 simplified energy analysis procedure (SEAP). It involved developing one model each for the VAV (post-retrofit system) and the DDCV (pre-retrofit system) systems.

Katipamula, S.; Claridge, D. E.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Experiments with Underwater Robot Localization and Tracking  

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pipeline-, and ?sh tracking, Journal of Marine Design andRobot Localization and Tracking Peter Corke , Carrickinvestigation into feature tracking for visual odometry for

Corke, Peter; Detwiler, Carrick; Dunbabin, Matthew; Hamilton, Michael; Rus, Daniela; Vasilescu, Iuliu

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Next-Generation Robotics and Automation  

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... NIST activities led to the approval of a new IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Standards Working Group on ... Lead Organizational Unit: el. Staff: ...

2013-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

438

NIST News -- Robot Test Facility 2013  

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... will use NIST-developed standard test methods for emergency response robots. ... similar to those they would encounter in an emergency or disaster. ...

2013-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

439

Robotics Control using Active Disturbance Rejection Control.  

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??Conventional robotics control has been set in stone since the sixties. The world has been waiting too long for a new age of control to (more)

Khairallah, Ousama Said

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Advanced Remote Control of Industrial Robots.  

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?? The last few years, the use of industrial robots for tasks such as material handling, welding, painting and assembly, has expanded considerably - also (more)

Reme, Fredrik

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Built to Battle, Robots Test Designers' Mettle  

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Frostbite, Michael Fuzzy Mauldin's first robot, was built with the power of a snowplow. Visit Fuzzy Mauldin's site for additional details and video clips.

442

Measurement Science for Integration of Robotics and ...  

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... A barrier to achieving this potential is the high cost to integrate the components of a robot workcell, typically an order of magnitude higher than the ...

2013-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

443

Experiments with Underwater Robot Localization and Tracking  

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J. S. Feder, Autonomous underwater vehicle navigation, MITfor an autonomous underwater reef monitoring robot, intechniques applied to an underwater vehicle, in Proceedings

Corke, Peter; Detwiler, Carrick; Dunbabin, Matthew; Hamilton, Michael; Rus, Daniela; Vasilescu, Iuliu

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

MODULAR MANIPULATOR FOR ROBOTICS APPLICATIONS  

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ARM Automation, Inc. is developing a framework of modular actuators that can address the DOE's wide range of robotics needs. The objective of this effort is to demonstrate the effectiveness of this technology by constructing a manipulator from these actuators within a glovebox for Automated Plutonium Processing (APP). At the end of the project, the system of actuators was used to construct several different manipulator configurations, which accommodate common glovebox tasks such as repackaging. The modular nature and quickconnects of this system simplify installation into ''hot'' boxes and any potential modifications or repair therein. This work focused on the development of self-contained robotic actuator modules including the embedded electronic controls for the purpose of building a manipulator system. Both of the actuators developed under this project contain the control electronics, sensors, motor, gear train, wiring, system communications and mechanical interfaces of a complete robotics servo device. Test actuators and accompanying DISC{trademark}s underwent validation testing at The University of Texas at Austin and ARM Automation, Inc. following final design and fabrication. The system also included custom links, an umbilical cord, an open architecture PC-based system controller, and operational software that permitted integration into a completely functional robotic manipulator system. The open architecture on which this system is based avoids proprietary interfaces and communication protocols which only serve to limit the capabilities and flexibility of automation equipment. The system was integrated and tested in the contractor's facility for intended performance and operations. The manipulator was tested using the full-scale equipment and process mock-ups. The project produced a practical and operational system including a quantitative evaluation of its performance and cost.

Joseph W. Geisinger, Ph.D.

2001-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

445

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

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

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

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Microsoft Word - LBNL Multifamily retrofits paper submitted_2nd revision_final_no track changes  

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Protocol for Maximizing Energy Savings and Protocol for Maximizing Energy Savings and Indoor Environmental Quality Improvements when Retrofitting Apartments Federico Noris 1 , William W. Delp 1 , Kimberly Vermeer 2 , Gary Adamkiewicz 3 , Brett C. Singer 1 and William J. Fisk 1 1 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Environmental Energy Technologies Division Indoor Environment Group Berkeley, CA, USA 2 Urban Habitat Initiatives Inc. Boston, MA, USA 3 Department of Environmental Health Harvard School of Public Health Boston, MA, USA June 18, 2012 Funding was provided by the California Energy Commission, Public Interest Energy Research Program, Energy Related Environmental Research Program, through contract 500-09-022 and by the Assistant

447

YASIR: A Low-Latency, High-Integrity Security Retrofit for Legacy SCADA Systems ?  

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We construct a bump-in-the-wire (BITW) solution that retrofits security into time-critical communications over bandwidth-limited serial links between devices in Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Previous BITW solutions fail to provide the necessary security within timing constraints; the previous solution that does provide the necessary security is not BITW. At a comparable hardware cost, our BITW solution provides sufficient security, and yet incurs minimal end-to-end communication latency. A microcontroller prototype of our

Patrick P. Tsang; Sean W. Smith

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Solar energy retrofit for Clarksville Middle School, Clarksville, Indiana. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This final report describes in detail the solar energy retrofit heating system installed to provide heating for two gymnasiums at the Clarksville Middle School located in Clarksville, Indiana. The solar components were partly funded by the Department of Energy, and the technical management was done by the Marshall Space Flight Center. The system type is hot water using existing chilled water piping and chilled water coils in an air handler system. Flat-plate, single-glazed selectively coated solar collectors were installed on the roof of each gymnasium. Total collector area covers 6,520 square feet. The liquid is stored in a 10,000 gallon steel tank installed below grade.

Not Available

1979-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Continuous Controls: Lighting Energy Management for Retrofit and New Construction Projects  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The rising interest of specifiers and end-users in Lighting Energy Management (LEM) control equipment has led to an increased need for further education in the selection, capabilities and applications of such equipment. This paper addresses these and related points for a particular type of LEM equipment referred to as "continuous controls." More specifically, the need for such equipment and its performance are reviewed. The remainder of the paper discusses the capabilities and applications of continuous control equipment for retrofit and new construction projects. Particular attention is drawn to the need for specifiers and end-users to become more control conscious as continuous controls become more fully integrated into building design.

Schuett, R.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

IMPROVEMENT TO PIPELINE COMPRESSOR ENGINE RELIABILITY THROUGH RETROFIT MICRO-PILOT IGNITION SYSTEM -- PHASE III  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents the third year's effort towards a 3-year program conducted by the Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory (EECL) at Colorado State University (CSU) to develop micropilot ignition systems for existing pipeline compressor engines. Research activities for the overall program were conducted with the understanding that the efforts are to result in a commercial product to capture and disseminate the efficiency and environmental benefits of this new technology. Commercially-available fuel injection products were identified and applied to the program where appropriate. This approach will minimize the overall time-to-market requirements, while meeting performance and cost criteria. Two earlier phases of development precede this report. The objective for Phase I was to demonstrate the feasibility of retrofit micropilot ignition (RMI) systems for large bore, slow speed engines operating at low compression ratios under laboratory conditions at the EECL. The objective for Phase II was to further develop and optimize the micropilot ignition system at the EECL for large bore, slow speed engines operating at low compression ratios. These laboratory results were enhanced, then verified via a field demonstration project during Phase III of the Micropilot Ignition program. An Implementation Team of qualified engine retrofit service providers was assembled to install the retrofit micropilot ignition system for an engine operated by El Paso Pipeline Group at a compressor station near Window Rock, Arizona. Testing of this demonstration unit showed that the same benefits identified by laboratory testing at CSU, i.e., reduced fuel consumption and exhaust emissions (NOx, THC, CO, and CH2O). Installation efforts at Window Rock were completed towards the end of the budget period, which did not leave sufficient time to complete the durability testing. These efforts are ongoing, with funding provided by El Paso Pipeline Group, and the results will be documented in a report. Commercialization of the retrofit micropilot ignition (RMI) technology is awaiting a ''market pull'', which is expected to materialize as the results of the field demonstration become known and accepted. The Implementation Team, comprised of Woodward Governor Company, Enginuity LLC, Hoerbiger Corporation of America, and DigiCon Inc., has direct experience with the technology development and implementation, and stands ready to promote and commercialize the RMI system.

Scott Chase; Daniel Olsen; Ted Bestor

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Cool Energy House - An Intro to the Cool Energy House Retrofit Demonstration Project Webinar  

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

eere.energy.gov eere.energy.gov Building America: Introduction November 14, 2011 Cheryn Engebrecht Cheryn.engebrecht@nrel.gov Building Technologies Program Building Technologies Program eere.energy.gov * Reduce energy use in new and existing residential buildings * Promote building science and systems engineering / integration approach * "Do no harm": Ensure safety, health and durability are maintained or improved * Accelerate adoption of high performance technologies www.buildingamerica.gov Introduction to Building America Building Technologies Program eere.energy.gov Building America Industry Consortia Industry Research Teams Habitat Cost Effective Energy Retrofit Program NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership

452

Site handbook: data acquisition system information, passive solar retrofit Automobile Maintenance Facility, City of Philadelphia  

SciTech Connect

Data were collected at the City of Philadelphia's Auto Maintenance Facility using an Aeoloan Kinetics PDL-24 data acquisition system. Instantaneous data readings were recorded each 15 seconds by the microprocessor. These channel readings were then averaged to produce hourly values which were then stored on an audio cassette. The energy saving strategies include: styrofoam and concrete roof coverings; weatherstripping; replacement of north windows with combination insulation and view glazing; PVC strips between heated and unheated areas; gas fired radiant heaters at individual work stations; reduction of the number of light fixtures; and the installation of retrofit window units for radiant solar heating, daylighting, ventilation, glare control and vandalism protection.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

CE to do 150-MW coal-gas-retrofit design study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Combustion Engineering (CE) has a $5 million DOE contract to design a coal gasifier that will convert eastern coal into a fuel gas and replace the oil and gas now burned in a Gulf States Utility unit. A pilot unit which has been converting Pittsburgh No. 8 seam coal into 110-Btu fuel gas will be scaled up. The company will also begin testing four other coal types. CE finds that retrofitting an air-blown atmospheric pressure system is cost-effective, but warns that the costs of a large-scale intergrated plant are still speculative. (DCK)

Not Available

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Foster Wheeler Solar Development Corporation modular industrial solar retrofit qualification test results  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Under the Department of Energy's Modular Industrial Solar Retrofit project, industrial process steam systems incorporating line-focus solar thermal collectors were designed and hardware was installed and tested. This report describes the test results for the system designed by Foster Wheeler Solar Development Corporation. The test series included function and safety tests to determine that the system operated as specified, an unattended operations test to demonstrate automatic operation, performance tests to provide a database for predicting system performance, and life cycle tests to evaluate component and maintenance requirements. Component-level modifications to improve system performance and reliability were also evaluated.

Cameron, C.P.; Dudley, V.E.; Lewandoski, A.A.

1986-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT OF ADVANCED EMISSION CONTROLS FOR THE RETROFIT MARKET  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Bringing a diesel retrofit product to market involves two primary phases: development and deployment. Critical product development steps include technology selection, system integration, laboratory and durability testing, and regulatory agency verification work. This initial product development phase is then followed by a deployment phase, which consists of building and managing the infrastructure for installation, distribution, service, sales and warranty support. Building relationships with regulators and air quality program developers is also a critical aspect of the deployment process. A successful path to market requires close cooperation between developer, distributor, customer and regulator.

Edgar, B; Rumminger, M; Streichsbier, M

2003-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

456

Development of an advanced high efficiency coal combustor for boiler retrofit. Summary report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of the program was to develop an advanced coal combustion system for firing beneficiated coal fuels (BCFs) capable of being retrofitted to industrial boilers originally designed for firing natural gas. The High Efficiency Advanced Coal Combustor system is capable of firing microfine coal-water fuel (MCWF), MCWF with alkali sorbent (for SO{sub 2} reduction), and dry microfine coal. Design priorities for the system were that it be simple to operate and offer significant reductions in NO{sub x}, SO{sub x}, and particulate emissions as compared with current coal-fired combustor technology. (VC)

LaFlesh, R.C.; Rini, M.J.; McGowan, J.G.; Beer, J.M.; Toqan, M.A.

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Development of an advanced high efficiency coal combustor for boiler retrofit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of the program was to develop an advanced coal combustion system for firing beneficiated coal fuels (BCFs) capable of being retrofitted to industrial boilers originally designed for firing natural gas. The High Efficiency Advanced Coal Combustor system is capable of firing microfine coal-water fuel (MCWF), MCWF with alkali sorbent (for SO{sub 2} reduction), and dry microfine coal. Design priorities for the system were that it be simple to operate and offer significant reductions in NO{sub x}, SO{sub x}, and particulate emissions as compared with current coal-fired combustor technology. (VC)

LaFlesh, R.C.; Rini, M.J.; McGowan, J.G.; Beer, J.M.; Toqan, M.A.

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Assessment of Impacts of Retrofit NOx Controls on Gas/Oil Boilers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 1997, when EPRI issued the version 2 of its Retrofit NOx Control Guidelines for Gas- and Oil-Fired Boilers (EPRI report TR-108181), it was thought the most common NOx controls installed on gas and oil-fired boilers would include low NOx burners; selective catalytic reduction (SCR); and other vendor supplied, hardware-intensive approaches. In the years that followed, however, most of the gas and oil power generating fleet opted for less hardware intensive, more cost-effective approaches, with Induced F...

2007-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

459

Cost-Effectiveness of Home Energy Retrofits in Pre-Code Vintage Homes in the United States  

SciTech Connect

This analytical study examines the opportunities for cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy retrofits in residential archetypes constructed prior to 1980 (Pre-Code) in fourteen U.S. cities. These fourteen cities are representative of each of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) climate zones in the contiguous U.S. The analysis is conducted using an in-house version of EnergyGauge USA v.2.8.05 named CostOpt that has been programmed to perform iterative, incremental economic optimization on a large list of residential energy efficiency and renewable energy retrofit measures. The principle objectives of the study are as follows: to determine the opportunities for cost effective source energy reductions in this large cohort of existing residential building stock as a function of local climate and energy costs; and to examine how retrofit financing alternatives impact the source energy reductions that are cost effectively achievable.

Fairey, P.; Parker, D.

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Emotion induction during human-robot interaction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aim of the presented study was to measure physiological correlates of emotions that are of particular interest in the field of human-robot interaction (HRI). Therefore, we did not focus on self-induced basic emotions but rather evoked states that ... Keywords: emotion recognition, human-robot interaction, joint construction, stress induction

Cornelia Wendt; Michael Popp; Berthold Faerber

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

HERB: a home exploring robotic butler  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We describe the architecture, algorithms, and experiments with HERB, an autonomous mobile manipulator that performs useful manipulation tasks in the home. We present new algorithms for searching for objects, learning to navigate in cluttered ... Keywords: Computer vision, Mobile manipulation, Navigation, Personal robotics, Robotic manipulation, Search

Siddhartha S. Srinivasa; Dave Ferguson; Casey J. Helfrich; Dmitry Berenson; Alvaro Collet; Rosen Diankov; Garratt Gallagher; Geoffrey Hollinger; James Kuffner; Michael Vande Weghe

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

ASBESTOS PIPE-INSULATION REMOVAL ROBOT SYSTEM  

SciTech Connect

This final topical report details the development, experimentation and field-testing activities for a robotic asbestos pipe-insulation removal robot system developed for use within the DOE's weapon complex as part of their ER and WM program, as well as in industrial abatement. The engineering development, regulatory compliance, cost-benefit and field-trial experiences gathered through this program are summarized.

Unknown

2000-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

463

Fuzzy logic for cooperative robot communication  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes a new approach which applies a recently developed fuzzy technique: Fuzzy Signature to model the communication between cooperative intelligent robots. Fuzzy signature is not only regarded as one of the key solutions to solve the rule ... Keywords: codebook, cooperative robots, fuzzy logic, fuzzy signature, possibility calculation

Dingyun Zhu; Tom Gedeon

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Vision-based control of robot motion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Visual servo control is now a mature method for controlling robots using real-time vision feedback. It can be considered as the fusion of computer vision, robotics and control, and it has been a distinct field since the 1990's, though the earliest work ...

Seth Hutchinson

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Autonomous mobile robot for radiologic surveys  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus is described for conducting radiologic surveys. The apparatus comprises in the main a robot capable of following a preprogrammed path through an area, a radiation monitor adapted to receive input from a radiation detector assembly, ultrasonic transducers for navigation and collision avoidance, and an on-board computer system including an integrator for interfacing the radiation monitor and the robot. Front and rear bumpers are attached to the robot by bumper mounts. The robot may be equipped with memory boards for the collection and storage of radiation survey information. The on-board computer system is connected to a remote host computer via a UHF radio link. The apparatus is powered by a rechargeable 24-volt DC battery, and is stored at a docking station when not in use and/or for recharging. A remote host computer contains a stored database defining paths between points in the area where the robot is to operate, including but not limited to the locations of walls, doors, stationary furniture and equipment, and sonic markers if used. When a program consisting of a series of paths is downloaded to the on-board computer system, the robot conducts a floor survey autonomously at any preselected rate. When the radiation monitor detects contamination, the robot resurveys the area at reduced speed and resumes its preprogrammed path if the contamination is not confirmed. If the contamination is confirmed, the robot stops and sounds an alarm. 5 figures.

Dudar, A.M.; Wagner, D.G.; Teese, G.D.

1994-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

466

Robotic location of underground chemical sources  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes current progress in a project to develop robotic systems for locating underground chemical sources. There are a number of economic and humanitarian applications for this technology. Finding unexploded ordinance, land mines, and sources ... Keywords: Chemical diffusion, Chemical source location, De-mining, Robotics

R. Andrew Russell

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Modular Robot Motion Planning Using Similarity Metrics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In order for a modular self-reconfigurable robotic system to autonomously change from its current state to a desired one, it is critical to have a cost function (or metric) that reflects the effort required to reconfigure. A reconfiguration sequence ... Keywords: group, metric, modular robots, morphing, optimal assignment, pattern matching

Chih-Jung Chiang; Gregory S. Chirikjian

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Autonomous mobile robot for radiologic surveys  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus for conducting radiologic surveys. The apparatus comprises in the main a robot capable of following a preprogrammed path through an area, a radiation monitor adapted to receive input from a radiation detector assembly, ultrasonic transducers for navigation and collision avoidance, and an on-board computer system including an integrator for interfacing the radiation monitor and the robot. Front and rear bumpers are attached to the robot by bumper mounts. The robot may be equipped with memory boards for the collection and storage of radiation survey information. The on-board computer system is connected to a remote host computer via a UHF radio link. The apparatus is powered by a rechargeable 24-volt DC battery, and is stored at a docking station when not in use and/or for recharging. A remote host computer contains a stored database defining paths between points in the area where the robot is to operate, including but not limited to the locations of walls, doors, stationary furniture and equipment, and sonic markers if used. When a program consisting of a series of paths is downloaded to the on-board computer system, the robot conducts a floor survey autonomously at any preselected rate. When the radiation monitor detects contamination, the robot resurveys the area at reduced speed and resumes its preprogrammed path if the contamination is not confirmed. If the contamination is confirmed, the robot stops and sounds an alarm.

Dudar, Aed M. (Augusta, GA); Wagner, David G. (Augusta, GA); Teese, Gregory D. (Aiken, SC)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Bi-directional pheromone communication between robots  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a project that aims to demonstrate two-way communication between robots using chemical signals. The project is part of a wider investigation examining the potential advantages and drawbacks of implementing pheromone signalling between ... Keywords: Group size, Pheromone communication, Robotics

Anies hannawati Purnamadjaja; R. andrew Russell

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Planning and obstacle avoidance in mobile robotics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper focuses on the navigation subsystem of a mobile robot which operates in human environments to carry out different tasks, such as transporting waste in hospitals or escorting people in exhibitions. The paper describes a hybrid approach (Roaming ... Keywords: Autonomous navigation, Hybrid architectures, Mobile robots, Planning, Reactive and local methods

Antonio Sgorbissa; Renato Zaccaria

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

The Design of an Inspection Robot for Boiler Tubes Inspection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A climbing robot with magnetic wheels is designed for the inspection of boiler tubes in fossil power plants, which can inspect the boiler tubes automatically. The climbing robot will move on the boiler tubes. The magnetic wheels of the robot can be move ... Keywords: boiler tubes, climbing robot, magnetic flux leakage sensor, VSC controller

Lu Xueqin; Qiu Rongfu; Liu Gang; Huang Fuzhen

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

A New Method to Evaluate Human-Robot System Performance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the key issues in space exploration is that of deciding what space tasks are best done with humans, with robots, or a suitable combination of each. In general, human and robot skills are complementary. Humans provide as yet unmatched capabilities ... Keywords: analysis, human-robot systems, performance, robotics

G. Rodriguez; C. R. Weisbin

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Fueling Robot Automates Hydrogen Hose Reliability Testing (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

Automated robot mimics fueling action to test hydrogen hoses for durability in real-world conditions.

Harrison, K.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Robotics and machine learning in a core college curriculum  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In recent years, there has been an increase of interest in Robotics and Machine Learning in our society. Since the early days of industrial robotics, robots have been introduced to numerous areas of our everyday lives, ranging from robots in medicine ...

Boris Kerkez

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Decentralized multi-robot cooperation with auctioned POMDPs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Planning under uncertainty faces a scalability problem when considering multi-robot teams, as the information space scales exponentially with the number of robots. To address this issue, this paper proposes to decentralize multi-robot partially observable ... Keywords: decentralized data fusion, multi-robot cooperation, planning under uncertainty

Jesus Capitan, Matthijs T.J. Spaan, Luis Merino, Anibal Ollero

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

On redundancy, efficiency, and robustness in coverage for multiple robots  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Motivated by potential efficiency and robustness gains, there is growing interest in the use of multiple robots for coverage. In coverage, robots visit every point in a target area, at least once. Previous investigations of multi-robot coverage focus ... Keywords: Coverage, Multi-robot systems, Path-planning

Noam Hazon; Gal A. Kaminka

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Self-stabilizing robot formations over unreliable networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We describe how a set of mobile robots can arrange themselves on any specified curve on the plane in the presence of dynamic changes both in the underlying ad hoc network and in the set of participating robots. Our strategy is for the mobile robots to ... Keywords: Formal methods, cooperative mobile robotics, distributed algorithms, pattern formation, replicated state machines, self-stabilization

Seth Gilbert; Nancy Lynch; Sayan Mitra; Tina Nolte

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Adaptive hybrid impedance control of robot manipulators: a comparative study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Keywords: direct adaptive control, hybrid impedance control, passivity-based adaptive control, robotics

Lus F. Baptista; Jos M. G. S da Costa

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Solar Power Expert For Remote Robotic Explorers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Robotic exploration of remote areas to assist or replace human exploration reduces the cost, hazard and tedium of such exploration. For remote explorers, power is the most critical resource, and the most common source of that power is solar energy. Information about the robot configuration, the planned path, the terrain and the position of the sun can be processed by a solar power expert software module to calculate the power provided by a given plan of action. Using this information to select the best plans will enable remote robotic explorers to extend their lifetimes. This paper presents the development of a solar power expert and its implementation on a simulator. Several patterned path plans are evaluated with various solar panel configurations, starting times and locations, concentrating on polar regions. 1. EXPLORATION ROBOTS Capable and adaptable robots are needed for exploring areas too dangerous or costly for humans to visit. Planets, moons, and remote earthly locations suc...

Kimberly Shillcutt Robotics; Kimberly Shillcutt; William Whittaker

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Building America Best Practices Series, Vol. 10 - Retrofit Techniques & Technologies: Air Sealing, A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners  

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

TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM R Retrofit Techniques & Technologies: Air Sealing A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Oak Ridge National Laboratory April 12, 2010 April 12, 2010 * PNNL-19284 BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES VOLUME 10. BuiLDiNG AmERiCA BEST PRACTiCES SERiES Retrofit Techniques and Technologies: Air Sealing

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