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1

Demoing the Modified TALON Robot  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

A technician at Idaho National Laboratory demonstrates the modified TALON robot; which is being sent to assist emergency workers at Japan's Fukishima nuclear reactor.

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A holistic approach to human presence detection on man- portable military ground robots  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

disposal technician, 789th Ordnance Company (EOD), explainshow EOD personnel use the Talon robot to handle explosivesof military, tactical, eod, maars, cbrne, hazmat, swat and

Birchmore, Frederick Christopher

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot Reworked to Analyze Radiation in Japan | Department of Energy  

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

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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Griffith 4/2004 Small Scale His Tag Enzyme Purification with TALON Affinity Column Resin  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Griffith 4/2004 Small Scale His Tag Enzyme Purification with TALON Affinity Column Resin Overview: This is a small scale method for purifying a His-tagged protein using commercial affinity resin. Materials: TALON rotor, at 18 K rpm) at 4 °C. 7. Save supernatant fraction for column purification. Supernatant can

Doering, Tamara

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Engagement with Utilities on Multifamily Retrofits | Department...  

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

Assistance Program Multifamily Retrofits Engagement with Utilities on Multifamily Retrofits Engagement with Utilities on Multifamily Retrofits Weatherization professionals...

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Deep Energy Retrofits - Eleven California Case Studies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

retrofit thermal leakage in guestroom ceiling…………………………….171retrofit thermal leakage in guestroom ceiling Figure 107 -

Less, Brennan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide focuses on the key elements and design characteristics of building and maintaining a successful residential retrofit program.

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Robotics  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Mark Buckner wants to help machines see objects the way humans do, and he's also mentoring the next generation of scientists and engineers through FIRST Robotics.

Buckner, Mark

2014-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotics  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Mark Buckner wants to help machines see objects the way humans do, and he's also mentoring the next generation of scientists and engineers through FIRST Robotics.

Buckner, Mark

2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide Overview Transcript...  

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

Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide Overview Transcript.doc Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide Overview Transcript.doc Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide...

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We make EOD robots smarter and easier to use.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We make EOD robots smarter and easier to use. Add-On Systems for Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robots ·Easily retrofitted to fielded EOD robots ·Overlays on robot's existing OCU Situational Awareness ·Ultra NREC's add-on perception and autonomy packages make life easier for EOD robot operators Benefits

Gupta, Abhinav

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Deep Energy Retrofits & State Applications  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation, given through the DOE's Technical Assitance Program (TAP), provides information on Deep Energy Retrofits & State Applications

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Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool was developed by a partnership of the DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium, the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI)/C40, and the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), for the financial analysis of retrofitting street and parking facility lighting with more efficient alternatives. Property owners, city and other government agencies, utilities, and energy efficiency organizations can use this tool to compute annualized energy and energy-cost savings, maintenance savings, greenhouse gas reductions, net present value, and simple payback associated with potential lighting upgrades.

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Progress in Residential Retrofit  

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

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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Supermarket Energy Retrofit  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Display Fans with EC Fans ECM 25 Install Glass Doors on Liquor Cases ECM 26 Upgrade Refrigeration Control System ECM 27 Refrigeration Tune up ECM 28 Daylight Loading Dock & BOH Store ECM 29 On-going Three Year Measurement & Verification Plan ECM 30..., Refrigeration, Retail, Skylights, Retrofit 1. Introduction A conventionally built supermarket has a combination of features that result in excessive energy consumption. There are open refrigerated displays adjacent to occupied heated aisles and very high...

Dazeley, J.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PSNH- Small Business Retrofit Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH), an electric utility, offers financial incentives and technical advice to small business customers seeking to improve energy efficiency through retrofits....

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Evaluation of Retrofit Delivery Packages  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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  

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

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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Biodiesel + SCR Retrofit Testing | Department of Energy  

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

+ SCR Retrofit Testing Biodiesel + SCR Retrofit Testing This work retrofitted an in-use engine with urea SCR and measured NOx reductions versus blend levels of ULSD, B20, and B100...

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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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Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar  

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

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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Quality Assurance for Residential Retrofit Programs | Department...  

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

Quality Assurance for Residential Retrofit Programs Quality Assurance for Residential Retrofit Programs Blue version of the EERE PowerPoint template, for use with PowerPoint 2007....

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Demonstrating and Deploying Integrated Retrofit Technologies...  

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

Demonstrating and Deploying Integrated Retrofit Technologies and Solutions - 2014 BTO Peer Review Demonstrating and Deploying Integrated Retrofit Technologies and Solutions - 2014...

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Bright prospects for lighting retrofits  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Great potential for energy savings can be found in the alleys, hallways and stairwells of multifamily buildings, but this potential is not always easy to realize. This article discusses the solution to common problems, retrofitting mistakes, retrofitting for savings, replacements for incandescent bulbs, better exit lights. 1 fig., 1 tab.

Hasterok, L. [Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corp., Madison, WI (United States)

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strengthening Building Retrofit Markets  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Business Energy Financing (BEF) program offered commercial businesses in Michigan affordable financing options and other incentives designed to support energy efficiency improvements. We worked through partnerships with Michigan utilities, lenders, building contractors, trade associations, and other community organizations to offer competitive interest rates and flexible financing terms to support energy efficiency projects that otherwise would not have happened. The BEF program targeted the retail food market, including restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, and wholesale food vendors, with the goal of achieving energy efficiency retrofits for 2 percent of the target market. We offered low interest rates, flexible payments, easy applications and approval processes, and access to other incentives and rebates. Through these efforts, we sought to help customers strive for energy savings retrofits that would save 20 percent or more on their energy use. This program helped Michigan businesses reduce costs by financing energy efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems, insulation, refrigeration, equipment upgrades, and more. Businesses completed the upgrades with the help of our authorized contractors, and, through our lending partners, we provided affordable financing options.

Templeton, Mary [Michigan Saves; Jackson, Robert [Michigan Energy Office

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Retrofit Existing Buildings | Department of Energy  

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

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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Residential Retrofit Design Guide Overview | Department of Energy  

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

Residential Retrofit Design Guide Overview Residential Retrofit Design Guide Overview Residential Retrofit Design Guide Overview Webinar. Res Retro Design Guide Webinar 5-3-11...

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A Methodology for Identifying Retrofit Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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...

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

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DOE Robotic and Remote Systems Assistance to the Government of Japan  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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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Exterior Insulation and Overclad Retrofits  

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

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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Data Center Airflow Management Retrofit  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Case study bulletin describes the data center airflow management retrofit. The study includes information about how the data center energy densities (measured in power-use per square foot), increase energy savings for cooling, and how it can be realized by optimizing airflow pathways within the data center.

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Sunnyvale Marine Climate Deep Retrofit  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI) and Allen Gilliland of One Sky Homes collaborated on a marine climate retrofit project designed to meet both Passive House (PH) and Building America (BA) program standards. The scope included sealing, installing wall, roof and floor insulation (previously lacking), replacing windows, upgrading the heating and cooling system, and installing.

German, A.; Siddiqui, A.; Dakin, B.

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrofit Existing Buildings | Department of Energy  

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

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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Modular Countermine Payload for Small Robots  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Payloads for small robotic platforms have historically been designed and implemented as platform and task specific solutions. A consequence of this approach is that payloads cannot be deployed on different robotic platforms without substantial re-engineering efforts. To address this issue, we developed a modular countermine payload that is designed from the ground-up to be platform agnostic. The payload consists of the multi-mission payload controller unit (PCU) coupled with the configurable mission specific threat detection, navigation and marking payloads. The multi-mission PCU has all the common electronics to control and interface to all the payloads. It also contains the embedded processor that can be used to run the navigational and control software. The PCU has a very flexible robot interface which can be configured to interface to various robot platforms. The threat detection payload consists of a two axis sweeping arm and the detector. The navigation payload consists of several perception sensors that are used for terrain mapping, obstacle detection and navigation. Finally, the marking payload consists of a dual-color paint marking system. Through the multi-mission PCU, all these payloads are packaged in a platform agnostic way to allow deployment on multiple robotic platforms, including Talon and Packbot.

Herman Herman; Doug Few; Roelof Versteeg; Jean-Sebastien Valois; Jeff McMahill; Michael Licitra; Edward Henciak

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LEARNING REFLEXES FOR TELEOPERATED GROUND-BASED RESCUE ROBOTS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the robot with less risk of falling over. This project required retrofitting an ASR/Inuktun Extreme variable geometry robot with an Analog Devices ADXL335 3-axis accelerometer to provide inputs for a fall classifier optimized by a genetic algorithm...

Moss, Matthew 1987-

2011-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrofit for Plastic Resin Driers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

RETROFIT FOR PLASTIC RESIN DRIERS BABU JOSEPH PH.D. Supervising Engineer Southern California Edison Company, Irwindale, California GEORGE THURO Thuro, & Associates, Costa Mesa, California Plastic resins used in injection molding have... installation of dew point meters and a programmable controller to tailor the regeneration cycle to the required dew point temperature. Background It was estimated that there are about 450 plastic processors in the Southern California Edison service...

Joseph, B.; Thuro, G.

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Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily Buildings Webinar...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assemblies Building America Technlogy Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Interior Foundation Insulation Upgrade - Madison Residence (Fact Sheet)...

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Building Energy Model Development for Retrofit Homes  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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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Building Retrofits for Increased Protection Against Airborne  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. Building envelope air seal air purging or building envelope airtightening. The guidance section describes each retrofit based gaseous air cleaning, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, photocatalytic oxidative air cleaning

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A Methodology to Measure Retrofit Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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...

Kissock, John Kelly

2008-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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SCR & DPF RETROFITS FOR MOBILE DIESEL ENGINES | Department of...  

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

SCR & DPF RETROFITS FOR MOBILE DIESEL ENGINES SCR & DPF RETROFITS FOR MOBILE DIESEL ENGINES 2005 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentations and Posters...

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Building America Expert Meeting Report: Interior Insulation Retrofit...  

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

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

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Transportation Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Retrofit with HUSS Active...  

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

Transportation Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Retrofit with HUSS Active Diesel Particulate Filters Transportation Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Retrofit with HUSS Active Diesel Particulate...

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SciTech Connect: Sunnyvale Marine Climate Deep Retrofit  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

AND UTILIZATION RESIDENTIAL; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; ARBI; BUILDING AMERICA; MARINE CLIMATE; RETROFIT; PASSIVE HOUSE; HVAC; MONITORING; INDOOR AIR QUALITY; DEEP RETROFIT; Buildings...

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Advanced Critical Advanced Energy Retrofit Education and Training...  

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

Critical Advanced Energy Retrofit Education and Training and Credentialing - 2014 BTO Peer Review Advanced Critical Advanced Energy Retrofit Education and Training and...

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Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model Reference Manual  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model Reference Manual #12;#12;Retrofit Energy Savings commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does from the Department of Energy. Any conclusions or opinions expressed in this manual represent solely

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Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides | Department of Energy  

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

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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USER SATISFACTION WITH INNOVATIVE COOLING RETROFITS IN SACRAMENTO PUBLIC HOUSING  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and a housing authority have been retrofitting their buildings with evaporative coolers, ground-source heatpumps

Diamond, Richard

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Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides  

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

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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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Retrofit Emissions  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (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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1 | P a g e Robots, Robots, Robots Camp Camp: Robots, Robots, Robots  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 | P a g e Robots, Robots, Robots Camp Camp: Robots, Robots, Robots July 7 - 11 for participants 11 - 13 years old; $200.00 General description: Robotics integrates the theoretical world of robotics challenges cumulating in a Friday afternoon showcase. Camp Structure: Regular camp hours are 9

Seldin, Jonathan P.

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Retrofitting Doors on Open Refrigerated Cases  

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

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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Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide  

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

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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Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

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.

Young, Clay; Oliver, LeAnn; Bieter, David; Johnson, Michael; Oldemeyer, Neal

2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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EECBG Success Story: Lighting Retrofit Improving Visibility,...  

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

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...

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Retrofitting the Streetlights in Boise, Idaho  

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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.

Young, Clay; Oliver, LeAnn; Bieter, David; Johnson, Michael; Oldemeyer, Neal

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficient Retrofits and Green Building Practices  

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. 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...

Rahman, M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Making your Building Smarter : The Retrofit Challenge  

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Wireless Temp Sensors IBM Dublin Research Labs : Smart Buildings Living Lab Environment Background ? 2012 IBM Corporation IBM Dublin Research Labs Our Smart Building Retrofit Challenges Retrofit Challenges Summary 1. Smart Building Design 2... Comfortable environment ?Reduce Energy/Water usage environment ?Keep within Budget ?Biggest Challenge ?? Constantly competing (& changing) objectives within the design and build cycles What to include ? What is critical? Where to Invest ? 5 ? 2012...

Brady, N.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of passive solar retrofit options  

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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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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 Energy’s 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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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 [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (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  

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

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  

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

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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ROBOT REPEATABILITY  

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Robots are used in repetitive and monotonous operations. Robot repeatability is the ability of the robot to return to the same point. This ability is essential for the robot to carryout repetitive operations.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Industrial HVAC Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Retrofit Economics  

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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...

Graham, E. L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Clean Diesel Retrofit and Idle Reduction  

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

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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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Financing Residential Retrofits | Department of Energy  

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

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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DOE Webinar ? Residential Geothermal Heat Pump Retrofits (Presentation)  

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DOE webinar, Residential Geothermal Heat Pump Retrofits presented at the DOE EERE Webinar Series on Dec. 14, 2010.

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Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in the Commercial Sector Webinar  

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Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in the Commercial Sector Webinar, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings program.

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Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide Retail Buildings  

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The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Retail Buildings is a component of the Department of Energy’s 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

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Retrofitting sacrificial anodes in the Arabian Gulf  

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Cathodic protection (CP) systems of 15 fixed offshore platforms were analyzed. These steel template structures, off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, are in water depths between 125 and 185 ft (115 and 170 m). A systematic survey program exists to monitor the CP systems including assessment of sacrificial anode depletion, and measurement of anode and platform potentials. These data are used to design new anode retrofits for older structures to extend CP system life. An analysis of field survey measurements, the method used to evaluate new anode needs, and locations for retrofit anodes are described.

Kiefer, J.H.; Thomason, W.H.; Alansari, N.G.

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotic Surveying  

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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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Puget Sound Energy - Commercial Retrofit Energy Efficiency Grant Program |  

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

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

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Evaluation of Crawlspace Retrofits in Multifamily Buildings  

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In 2011 and early 2012, Building Science Corporation (BSC) collaborated with Innova Services Corporation on a multifamily community unvented crawlspace retrofit project at Oakwood Gardens in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. BSC provided design consulting services and pre- and post-retrofit evaluation, testing, and data monitoring. The existing condition was a vented crawlspace with an uninsulated floor between the crawlspace and the dwelling units above. The crawlspace was therefore a critically weak link in the building enclosure and was ripe for improvement. Saving energy was the primary interest and goal, but the greatest challenge in this unvented crawlspace retrofit project was working through a crawlspace bulk water intrusion problem caused by inadequate site drainage, window well drainage, foundation wall drainage, and a rising water table during rainy periods. While the unvented crawlspace retrofit was effective in reducing heat loss, and the majority of the bulk water drainage problems had been resolved, the important finding was that some of the wood joists embedded in masonry pockets behind the brick veneer were showing signs of moisture damage.

Rudd, A.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phillip Burton Federal Building EMCS Retrofit Analysis  

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and Renewable Energy, Office of Building Technology and Community Systems, and the Federal Energy ManagementPhillip Burton Federal Building EMCS Retrofit Analysis Interim Report March 1999 Rick Diamond, Tim This report presents the interim results of analyses carried out in the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San

Diamond, Richard

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National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot  

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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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Deep Energy Retrofits: A Southwestern Case Study  

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to a carbon-neutral environment, but we can remodel our way there. Over the course of seven years, green-buildingDeep Energy Retrofits: A Southwestern Case Study Heading Toward Net Zero Thursday, December 2, 2010 ASU Project Manager, Energize Phoenix Greg L. Brown Principal, Ecosense, LLC We cannot build our way

Zhang, Junshan

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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.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Best practices guide for residential HVAC Retrofits  

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This best practices guide for residential HVAC system retrofits is aimed at contractors who want guidance on delivering energy efficient, cost effective and innovative products. It has been developed around the idea of having packages of changes to the building HVAC 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 from a builder, contractor, installer or homeowner decisions about how best to carry out HVAC changes. 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 to develop extremely energy efficient homes that are comfortable safe and durable, and often cost less than standard construction. This 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 diagnostic tools that combine physical measurements and checklists/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 HVAC system, the local climate, the construction methods used for the house, and the presence of various energy saving systems (e.g., a Heat Recovery Ventilator) 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.

2003-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Diesel Vehicle Retrofit and Improvement  

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

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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

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Robot Trickery  

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As robots gain abilities that exceed those of humans a particularly interesting possibility arises. Namely, robots can trick or deceive humans without detection. Such deceptive uses of robotics lead to interesting questions concerning fault, responsibility,

Carson Reynolds; Masatoshi Ishikawa

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Cascade Apartments: Deep Energy Multifamily Retrofit  

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In December of 2009-10, King County Housing Authority (KCHA) implemented energy retrofit improvements in the Cascade multifamily community, located in Kent, Washington (marine climate.)This research effort involved significant coordination from stakeholders KCHA, WA State Department of Commerce, utility Puget Sound Energy, and Cascade tenants. This report focuses on the following three primary BA research questions : 1. What are the modeled energy savings using DOE low income weatherization approved TREAT software? 2. How did the modeled energy savings compare with measured energy savings from aggregate utility billing analysis? 3. What is the Savings to Investment Ratio (SIR) of the retrofit package after considering utility window incentives and KCHA capitol improvement funding.

Gordon, A.; Mattheis, L.; Kunkle, R.; Howard, L.; Lubliner, M.

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrofit California Overview and Final Reports  

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Energy efficiency retrofits (also called upgrades) are widely recognized as a critical component to achieving energy savings in the building sector to help lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To date, however, upgrades have accounted for only a small percentage of aggregate energy savings in building stock, both in California and nationally. Although the measures and technologies to retrofit a building to become energy efficient are readily deployed, establishing this model as a standard practice remains elusive. Retrofit California sought to develop and test new program models to increase participation in the energy upgrade market in California. The Program encompassed 24 pilot projects, conducted between 2010 and mid-2013 and funded through a $30 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP). The broad scope of the Program can be seen in the involvement of the following regionally based Grant Partners: Los Angeles County (as prime grantee); Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), consisting of: o StopWaste.org for Alameda County o Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA) for Sonoma County o SF Environment for the City and County of San Francisco o City of San Jose; California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) for the San Diego region; Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD). Within these jurisdictions, nine different types of pilots were tested with the common goal of identifying, informing, and educating the people most likely to undertake energy upgrades (both homeowners and contractors), and to provide them with incentives and resources to facilitate the process. Despite its limited duration, Retrofit California undoubtedly succeeded in increasing awareness and education among home and property owners, as well as contractors, realtors, and community leaders. However, program results indicate that a longer timeframe will be needed to transform the market and establish energy retrofits as the new paradigm. Innovations such as Flex Path, which came about because of barriers encountered during the Program, have already shown promise and are enabling increased participation. Together, the pilots represent an unprecedented effort to identify and address market barriers to energy efficiency upgrades and to provide lessons learned to shape future program planning and implementation. The statistics reflects the scope of the marketing and outreach campaigns, which tested a variety of approaches to increase understanding of the benefits of energy upgrades to drive participation in the Program. More traditional methods such as TV and radio advertisements were complimented by innovative community based social marketing campaigns that sought to leverage the trusted status of neighborhood organizations and leaders in order to motivate their constituents to undertake retrofits. The remainder of this report provides an overview of Retrofit California including brief summaries of the pilots’ main components and highlights, followed by the major findings or takeaway lessons from the approaches that were tested. Eleven of the pilots will be continued, with modifications, under the ratepayer-funded Regional Energy Networks. Involvement in the RENS by many of the Retrofit California partners will ensure that early lessons learned are carried forward to guide future programs for energy upgrades in California.

Choy, Howard; Rosales, Ana

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of Home Retrofit Programs in Wisconsin  

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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

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Residential Retrofits in the Southeast: A Performance Update  

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

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

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

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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"

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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.

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Fluidized-bed retrofit a practical alternative to FGD  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A comparison is made between the costs of flue-gas desulphurization retrofit to a 112 MW pf-fired boiler, fluidized-bed combustion retrofit to the boiler, and a new fluidized-bed boiler. Breakdowns are given for capital costs, operating and maintenance costs and the busbar cost of energy for a 20 year unit life. The analysis shows that fbc is a viable option for the retrofit of many existing boilers from both a technical and economic viewpoint.

Stringfellow, T.E.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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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Group Home Energy Efficiency Retrofit for 30% Energy Savings...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

measures identi- fied and targeted prior to the retrofit. A lesson learned was that scheduling air sealing measures (and other measures expected to have a high return on...

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SCRT Technology for Retrofit of Heavy-Duty Diesel Applications...  

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

of the Four-Way Emission Control SCRTTM System Application Experience with a Combined SCR and DPF Technology for Heavy Duty Diesel Retrofit Effects of Catalysts on Emissions...

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Retrofit of the Local 150 of International Union of Operating...  

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

the building-earth interaction. Demonstrate an economical and repeatable approach to district, hybrid retrofit GHP systems. gshpcheifetzretrofitlocal150.pdf More Documents &...

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

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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...

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BetterBuildings Financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits in the...  

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- Financing Energy Efficient Retrofits in the Commercial Sector Webinar (text version) Primer on Clean Energy Lending: The Major Components and Options Financial Vehicles within an...

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Retrofit Analysis of HVAC Systems Using Artificial Neural Networks.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This thesis aims to explore the benefits of retrofits applied to the compressor and burner in the AC and furnace respectively and how best to… (more)

Anand, Anish

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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NREL Job Task Analysis: Retrofit Installer Technician | Department...  

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

51671.pdf More Documents & Publications NREL Job Task Analysis: Retrofit Installer Technician (Revised) NREL Job Task Analysis: Energy Auditor trainingselfassessment.xlsx...

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NREL Job Task Analysis: Retrofit Installer Technician (Revised...  

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installerjta04112012.pdf More Documents & Publications NREL Job Task Analysis: Retrofit Installer Technician NREL Job Task Analysis: Energy Auditor trainingselfassessment.xlsx...

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Building America Webinar: Introduction- Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?  

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This presentation provides the introduction for the Building America webinar, Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits, presented on June 25, 2014.

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Building America Webinar: Deep Energy Retrofit Case Studies: Lessons Learned  

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This presentation by Alea German is included in the Building America webinar, Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?, on June 25, 2014.

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Building America Webinar: Results from Phased Deep Retrofits in Florida  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation by Danny Parker is included in the Building America webinar, Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?, on June 25, 2014.

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Robot Partners: Collaborative Perceptual Robotic Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Robot Partners: Collaborative Perceptual Robotic Systems Working paper Cooperative Distributed robotic systems, including remote-brained soccer players, visually guided mobile robots, and visual been supported by the the Networks of Centres of Excellence Institute for Robotics and Intelligent

Little, Jim

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

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

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

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Retrofitting the domestic built environment: investigating household perspectives towards energy efficiency technologies and behaviour.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Retrofitting the UK domestic built environment presents an excellent opportunity to improve its energy performance. However, retrofitting homes is a complex challenge conflated by multiple… (more)

Pelenur, Marcos

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrofit energy studies of a recreation center  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Retrofit energy options for the Student Recreation Center at the University of Colorado have been evaluated using the DOE-2.1b simulation program. This building has two major systems that are not included in the program - an ice rink and a swimming pool. The approach used to model these systems and the use of the program for other applications not included in the program, such as duty cycling and night cycling of fans for freeze protection, are emphasized. Measures that help streamline the usage of the program on a minicomputer are also discussed.

Haberl, J.S.; Claridge, D.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trial Demonstration of Area Lighting Retrofit  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

LED Area Lighting Retrofit: Yuma Border Patrol Along the Yuma Sector Border Patrol Area in Yuma, Arizona, the GATEWAY program conducted a trial demonstration in which the incumbent quartz metal halide area lighting was replaced with LED at three pole locations. The LED system was found to equal or better the incumbent system in terms of both illuminance and uniformity, and an advanced optical system and lower pole height improved the illuminance uniformity, reduced stray light, and increased projected energy and maintenance cost savings. This high luminous flux and high temperature application is not unique and similar applications can benefit from the findings of this installation.

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Measure Guideline: Hybrid Foundation Insulation Retrofits  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

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Cathodic protection retrofit of an offshore pipeline  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The cathodic protection anodes and corrosion coating on two 8-inch (203.2 mm) outside diameter (O.D.) offshore pipelines were damaged during deep water ({minus}380 feet, {minus}116 m) installation. In-situ methods for deep water inspection and repair of the pipelines` cathodic protection and coating systems were developed and performed. Methods are described in which underwater anode retrofits were performed and friction welding technology was used to re-attach anode leads. Standard procedures for underwater pipeline coating repair and remediation of damaged line pipe are provided.

Winters, R.H.; Holk, A.C. [Tenneco Energy, Houston, TX (United States)

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Closing Gaps in Modeling Multifamily Retrofits  

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

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)

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Nevada: Vegas Retrofits through Building America Enhance Home Performance  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The EERE report Retrofitting Vegas: Implementing Energy Efficiency in Two Las Vegas Test Home notes that during the housing crisis, more than 11% of the existing housing stock in Las Vegas is in foreclosure (more than 8,100 homes). There is strong potential for achieving significant energy savings through retrofit activities in this region.

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A Path to Successful Energy Retrofits: Early Collaboration through Integrated  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and designers. It outlines the value of forming an integrated project delivery team and developing a complete process for designing an energy retrofit for a building. Instead, it focuses on the early design retrofits require integrated project delivery teams, this guide presents an integrated design process

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Retrofit Ramp-Up Selected Projects* | Department of Energy  

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

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

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

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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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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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

123

Air Distribution Retrofit Strategies for Affordable Housing  

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In multifamily and attached buildings, traditional duct sealing methods are often impractical or costly and disruptive because of the difficulty in accessing leakage sites. In this project, two retrofit duct sealing techniques -- manually-applied sealants and injecting a spray sealant, were implemented in several low-rise multi-unit buildings. An analysis on the cost and performance of the two methods are presented. Each method was used in twenty housing units: approximately half of each group of units are single story and the remainder two-story. Results show that duct leakage to the outside was reduced by an average of 59% through the use of manual methods, and by 90% in the units where the injected spray sealant was used. It was found that 73% of the leakage reduction in homes that were treated with injected spray sealant was attributable to the manual sealing done at boots, returns and the air handler. The cost of manually-applying sealant ranged from $275 to $511 per unit and for the injected spray sealant the cost was $700 per unit. Modeling suggests a simple payback of 2.2 years for manual sealing and 4.7 years for the injected spray sealant system. Utility bills were collected for one year before and after the retrofits. Utility bill analysis shows 14% and 16% energy savings using injected spray sealant system and hand sealing procedure respectively in heating season whereas in cooling season, energy savings using injected spray sealant system and hand sealing were both 16%.

Dentz, J.; Conlin, F.; Holloway, P.; Podorson, D.; Varshney, K.

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing Effective Incentives to Drive Residential Retrofit Program Participation (Text Version)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Transcript of the webinar, "Designing Effective Incentives to Drive Residential Retrofit Program Participation."

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Public Sector New Construction and Retrofit Program | Department of Energy  

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

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  

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

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  

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

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.

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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

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Lighting Retrofit Improving Visibility, Saving Energy | Department of  

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

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

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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

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Charlotte Green Supply Chain: Residential Retrofitting | Department of  

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

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  

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

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

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Golden Valley Electric Association - Commercial Lighting Retrofit Rebate  

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

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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Emission Control Systems and Components for Retrofit and First...  

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

of Advanced Emission Controls for the Retrofit Market Development of a Stand-Alone Urea-SCR System for NOx Reduction in Marine Diesel Engines HD Truck and Engine Fuel Efficiency...

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DOE Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Building America Program is hosting a no-cost, webinar-based training on Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings. The webinar will focus on improving the...

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Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool Webinar  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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....

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EECBG Success Story: Lighting Retrofits Saving Energy, Helping...  

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

of a lighting retrofit project in a city like Altoona, Pennsylvania, where 169 new LED units are expected to save 4,078 in energy costs annually. Learn more. Addthis Related...

138

Compressed Air System Analysis and Retrofit for Energy Savings  

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This case study paper describes energy efficiency improvements to a large sanitary paper products manufacturing facility that underwent a comprehensive compressed air system retrofit. The project was motivated by potential energy savings and better...

Harding, C.; Nutter, D.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

DOE Webinar - Residential Geothermal Heat Pump Retrofits (Presentation)  

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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

140

Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool, Version 1.1.01  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Download a zip file containing the Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool, Version 1.1.01, and an example version of the Tool filled in with sample data. Save the file to your computer before opening..

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141

Critical Question #1: How Do We Retrofit the Tough Buildings?  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

What are strategies in designing air sealing and insulation solutions for energy retrofits of the more challenging buildings? What are some examples of durable solutions that are relatively inexpensive? What hasn't worked and why? What looks promising?

142

How Fuel Price Elasticity Affects the Economics of Thermal Retrofits  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Policymakers, their expert advisors and the academic community use mathematical models to evaluate the economic viability and payback time of thermal retrofits. Most of these models have the form of a cost-benefi...

Ray Galvin…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

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

144

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

145

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.

146

Hopping robot  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention provides a hopping robot that includes a misfire tolerant linear actuator suitable for long trips, low energy steering and control, reliable low energy righting, miniature low energy fuel control. The present invention provides a robot with hopping mobility, capable of traversing obstacles significant in size relative to the robot and capable of operation on unpredictable terrain over long range. The present invention further provides a hopping robot with misfire-tolerant combustion actuation, and with combustion actuation suitable for use in oxygen-poor environments.

Spletzer, Barry L. (Albuquerque, NM); Fischer, Gary J. (Albuquerque, NM); Marron, Lisa C. (Albuquerque, NM); Martinez, Michael A. (Albuquerque, NM); Kuehl, Michael A. (Albuquerque, NM); Feddema, John T. (Albuquerque, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

148

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

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Savings in Commercial Buildings with Pre-Retrofit Utility Billing Data and Post-Retrofit Sub-Metered Data. (December 1993) Yue Liu, B.S., Harbin Architecture & Civil Engineering Institute, Harbin, China Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. David E... for provision of site information. Finally, I give thanks to all my colleagues and friends at the Energy Systems Lab for their support and friendship. vii TABLE OF CONTENTS Page - A B S T R A C T iii DEDICATION v A C K N O W L E D G M E N T S vi LIST...

Liu, Yue

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

149

Graphs, Trees Pebbles, Robots  

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Graphs, Trees Pebbles, Robots 1 #12;Outline I. Robot Arms. II. Rigid Graphs. III. Characterizations. Applications: (a) Rigid Components. 2 #12;I. Robot arms and the Carpenter's Rule Problem. Can a robot arm

Haas, Ruth

150

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

151

ADEC II Universal SCR Retrofit System for On-road and Off-road...  

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

ADEC II Universal SCR Retrofit System for On-road and Off-road Diesel Engines ADEC II Universal SCR Retrofit System for On-road and Off-road Diesel Engines Presentation given at...

152

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

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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...

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Effects of Catalysts on Emissions from Heavy-Duty Diesel Retrofits...  

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

Catalysts on Emissions from Heavy-Duty Diesel Retrofits for PM and NOX Control Effects of Catalysts on Emissions from Heavy-Duty Diesel Retrofits for PM and NOX Control The more...

154

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

155

Retrofit and Testing of a Pre-Turbo, Diesel Oxidation Catalyst...  

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

Retrofit and Testing of a Pre-Turbo, Diesel Oxidation Catalyst on a Tier 0, SD60M Freight Locomotive Achieving Over 50% PM Reduction Retrofit and Testing of a Pre-Turbo, Diesel...

156

Robot Paintings Evolved Using Simulated Robots  

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We describe our efforts to evolve robot paintings using simulated robots. Our evolutionary framework considers only the initial positions and initial directions of the simulated robots. Our fitness functions d...

Gary Greenfield

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

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

159

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

160

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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161

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

162

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

163

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

164

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

165

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

166

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

167

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

168

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

169

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.

171

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

172

Mini-Split Heat Pumps Multifamily Retrofit Feasibility Study  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Mini-split heat pumps can provide space heating and cooling in many climates and are relatively affordable. These and other features make them potentially suitable for retrofitting into multifamily buildings in cold climates to replace electric resistance heating or other outmoded heating systems. This report investigates the suitability of mini-split heat pumps for multifamily retrofits. Various technical and regulatory barriers are discussed and modeling was performed to compare long-term costs of substituting mini-splits for a variety of other heating and cooling options. A number of utility programs have retrofit mini-splits in both single family and multifamily residences. Two such multifamily programs are discussed in detail.

Dentz, J.; Podorson, D.; Varshney, K.

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

174

Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers Webinar on Residential Geothermal Heat Pump Retrofit Transcript  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Transcript for a U.S. Department of Energy Webinar on Dec. 14, 2010, about residential geothermal heat pump retrofits

175

Measuring Energy-Saving Retrofits: Experiences from the LoanSTAR Program  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

176

Robot Rodeo  

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Robot Rodeo June 18, 2012 Events test skills of hazardous devices teams from around the Southwest LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, June 18, 2012-Hazardous devices teams from around the...

177

Measure Guideline: Three High Performance Mineral Fiber Insulation Board Retrofit Solutions  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This Measure Guideline describes a high performance enclosure retrofit package that uses mineral fiber insulation board. The Measure Guideline describes retrofit assembly and details for wood frame roof and walls and for cast concrete foundations. This Measure Guideline is intended to serve contractors and designers seeking guidance for non-foam exterior insulation retrofit.

Neuhauser, K.

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Passive-solar-retrofit study for the United States Navy  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A passive solar retrofit study has been conducted for the United States Navy at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The purpose of the study was to determine the energy savings obtainable in concrete block buildings from several passive solar heating strategies. A procedure involving the use of test cell data and computer simulation was employed to assess the merits of six retrofit options. The six strategies selected were chosen on the basis of providing a series of options that will deliver increasing energy savings at the cost of correspondingly increased levels of commitment.

Wray, W.O.; Miles, C.R.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pilot Demonstration of Phased Retrofits in Florida Homes (Fact Sheet)  

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The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) and Florida Power and Light are pursuing a collaborative energy research/utility partnership to retrofit a large number of homes using a phased approach. The project is creating detailed data on the energy and economic performance of two levels of home retrofit - simple and deep. Acting as a pilot, this project is expected to provide the information necessary to significantly reduce energy use through much larger community-scale projects in collaboration with utilities, program administrators and other market leader stakeholders.

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2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Retrofit Analysis of Older, Single Family Housing in San Antonio  

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Retrofit Analysis of Older, Single Family Housing in San Antonio Hazem Rashed-Ali, PhD, University of Texas at San Antonio CATEE 2013 Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference December 16-18, 2013 San Antonio, TX 12/17/2013 ESL-KT-13... of San Antonio has 28 historic districts, • Potential energy savings from retrofit of older homes are substantial and undisputed. However: • Historic homes need thoughtful attention to the details and features that cause society to give them protected...

Rashed-Ali, H.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Retrofit of Existing Residential Building: a Case Study  

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was reasonable, the construction quality was not good. The air leak from the circumference of window was serious and some inner surface of external walls formed condensation of moisture. Before retrofit, the annual heating energy consumption was 9.28?108kJ.... The annual coal consumption for heating was 31.68 tons standard coal. After retrofit, the annual heat consumption was 6.73?108kJ. The annual coal consumption for heating was 22.97 tons standard coal. With the 2.55?108kJ reduction of the annual heating...

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measured Cooling Performance and Potential for Buried Duct Condensation in a 1991 Central Florida Retrofit Home  

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FSEC conducted energy performance monitoring of two existing residences in Central Florida that were undergoing various retrofits. These homes were occupied by FSEC researchers and were fully instrumented to provide detailed energy, temperature, and humidity measurements. The data provided feedback about the performance of two levels of retrofit in two types of homes in a hot-humid climate. This report covers a moderate-level retrofit and includes two years of pre-retrofit data to characterize the impact of improvements. The other home is a 'deep energy retrofit' (detailed in a separate report) that has performed at near zero energy with a photovoltaic (PV) system and extensive envelope improvements.

Chasar, D.; Withers, C.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrofitting Existing Buildings for Demand Response & Energy Efficiency  

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Retrofitting Existing Buildings for Demand Response & Energy Efficiency www, enable demand response, improve productivity for older facilities. - Use technologies which minimize are notified by PG&E by 3pm the day prior to the critical event. - Customers with Auto-Demand Response enabled

California at Los Angeles, University of

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Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality Retrofits in Low-Income  

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Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality Retrofits in Low-Income Apartments ENVIRONMENTAL ENERGY to save energy. The major elements influenced by this project: people, energy/air quality and apartments save energy and improve indoor environmental quality conditions. Project Description The broad goals

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An actuarial approach to retrofit savings in buildings  

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An actuarial method has been developed for determining energy savings from retrofits from energy use data for a number of buildings. This method should be contrasted with the traditional method of using pre- and post-retrofit data on the same building. This method supports the U.S. Department of Energy Building Performance Database of real building performance data and related tools that enable engineering and financial practitioners to evaluate retrofits. The actuarial approach derives, from the database, probability density functions (PDFs) for energy savings from retrofits by creating peer groups for the user’s pre post buildings. From the energy use distribution of the two groups, the savings PDF is derived. This provides the basis for engineering analysis as well as financial risk analysis leading to investment decisions. Several technical issues are addressed: The savings PDF is obtained from the pre- and post-PDF through a convolution. Smoothing using kernel density estimation is applied to make the PDF more realistic. The low data density problem can be mitigated through a neighborhood methodology. Correlations between pre and post buildings are addressed to improve the savings PDF. Sample size effects are addressed through the Kolmogorov--Smirnov tests and quantile-quantile plots.

Subbarao, Krishnappa; Etingov, Pavel V.; Reddy, T. A.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Retrofit Tool for Improving Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings  

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Existing buildings will dominate energy use in commercial buildings in the United States for three decades or longer and even in China for the about two decades. Retrofitting these buildings to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy use is thus critical to achieving the target of reducing energy use in the buildings sector. However there are few evaluation tools that can quickly identify and evaluate energy savings and cost effectiveness of energy conservation measures (ECMs) for retrofits, especially for buildings in China. This paper discusses methods used to develop such a tool and demonstrates an application of the tool for a retrofit analysis. The tool builds on a building performance database with pre-calculated energy consumption of ECMs for selected commercial prototype buildings using the EnergyPlus program. The tool allows users to evaluate individual ECMs or a package of ECMs. It covers building envelope, lighting and daylighting, HVAC, plug loads, service hot water, and renewable energy. The prototype building can be customized to represent an actual building with some limitations. Energy consumption from utility bills can be entered into the tool to compare and calibrate the energy use of the prototype building. The tool currently can evaluate energy savings and payback of ECMs for shopping malls in China. We have used the tool to assess energy and cost savings for retrofit of the prototype shopping mall in Shanghai. Future work on the tool will simplify its use and expand it to cover other commercial building types and other countries.

Levine, Mark; Feng, Wei; Ke, Jing; Hong, Tianzhen; Zhou, Nan

2013-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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

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retrofits that improve the tenant unit energy efficiency, including energy audit policies, procedures Projected Energy Savings: 1,000 MWh annually Projected Gas Savings: 100,000 therms annually GHG Energy Workforce Training Program(s): The Initiative will coordinate and collaborate with the Citibuild

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Affordable solar home retrofit design and initial evaluation  

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This paper describes the design construction and initial testing for a low cost live-in solar porch retrofit that has been developed by the Rural Housing Research Unit. The system was effective providing all the heat needed to keep the house warm during clear sunny winter days and it was effective in keeping the sun's energy out during summer periods.

Newman, J.O.; Newman, R.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Building America Webinar: Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The webinar on June 25, 2014, focused on specific Building America projects that highlighted real-world examples of deep energy retrofits (DER) that are meeting with technical and market success. Presenters focused on technical strategies, modeled and actual performance results, and project costs.

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Building America Webinar: Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The webinar will focus on specific Building America projects and case studies that highlight real-world examples of deep energy retrofits that are meeting with technical and market success. Presenters will focus on technical strategies, modeled and actual performance results, and project costs.

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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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robot2  

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

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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Robot Fish  

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Broadcast transcript: Usually you expect this kind of news from Japan but this time it's South Korea where scientists have just created a robotic fish. Yes, folks, this is an electronic fish that can live underwater. At depths of up to 100 meters...

Hacker, Randi

2009-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot Technology Fundamentals  

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A widely accepted definition of robot is that of the Robot Institute of America: “A robot is a reprogrammable, multifunctional manipulator designed to move material, parts, tools, or specialized devices, throu...

Douglas M. Considine; Glenn D. Considine

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Robot Intelligence Kernel  

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Check out this robotics breakthrough which allows robots to behave autonomously. For more information about INL research projects, visit http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory.

None

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot Intelligence Kernel  

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Check out this robotics breakthrough which allows robots to behave autonomously. For more information about INL research projects, visit http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory.

None

2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Innovation Hub Report Shows Philadelphia-area Building Retrofits  

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

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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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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Cascade Apartments - Deep Energy Multifamily Retrofit , Kent, Washington (Fact Sheet)  

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In December of 2009-10, King County Housing Authority (KCHA) implemented energy retrofit improvements in the Cascade multifamily community, located in Kent, Washington (marine climate.)This research effort involved significant coordination from stakeholders KCHA, WA State Department of Commerce, utility Puget Sound Energy, and Cascade tenants. This report focuses on the following three primary BA research questions : 1. What are the modeled energy savings using DOE low income weatherization approved TREAT software? 2. How did the modeled energy savings compare with measured energy savings from aggregate utility billing analysis? 3. What is the Savings to Investment Ratio (SIR) of the retrofit package after considering utility window incentives and KCHA capitol improvement funding.

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2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resource handbook for low-income residential retrofits  

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The purpose of the handbook is to provide technical assistance to state grantees participating in the Partnerships in Low-Income Residential Retrofit (PILIRR) Program. PILIRR is a demonstration program aimed at identifying innovative, successful approaches to developing public and private support for weatherization of low-income households. The program reflects the basic concept that responsibility for financial support for conservation activities such as low-income residential retrofitting is likely to gradually shift from the DOE to the states and the private sector. In preparing the handbook, PNL staff surveyed over 50 programs that provide assistance to low-income residents. The survey provided information on factors that contribute to successful programs. PNL also studied the winning PILIRR proposals (from the states of Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Washington) and identified the approaches proposed and the type of information that would be most helpful in implementing these approaches.

Callaway, J.W.; Brenchley, D.L.; Davis, L.J.; Ivey, D.L.; Smith, S.A.; Westergard, E.J.

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proposed passive solar retrofit project for the Tennessee Vallley Authority  

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A program has been advocated to introduce the widespread use of passive solar techniques as an energy source for the heating and cooling of existing housing in the TVA region. The development of curricula and training of TVA's energy advisors, Valley contractors, and suppliers of passive solar retrofit products and services is discussed. In addition, the program will train and certify local teams who will provide technical assistance to contractors, inform the public through construction workshops, classes, information dissemination, and provide seminars for special target audiences such as bankers and real estate agents. The passive solar retrofit applications to be included in this program are attached solar greenhouses or sunspaces, direct and indirect solar gain systems, shading or screening devices such as trees and awnings, and movable insulation.

Yanda, S.B. (Solar Applications Branch, Hinesburg, VT); Hicks, S.D.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nine utilities offering cash, credit rebates for retrofits  

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Businesses can obtain cash or credit rebates from at least nine utilities if they install energy-conservation equipment and, in some instances, thermal-storage retrofits. The rebate programs do not extend to residential users, who already have incentives. Utilities anticipate less need for new generating facilities if they can foster efficiency in the commercial, industrial, and institutional sectors. A chart summarizes and compares the rebate programs now available in eligibility requirements, equipment covered, and rebate rates and conditions. (DCK)

Mullin, R.

1983-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Need for Systematic Retrofit Analysis in Multifamily Buildings  

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Multifamily housing offers high potential for energy savings through retrofits. A comprehensive energy audit with systematic evaluation of alternative energy measures is one of the key steps to realizing the full energy savings potential. However, this potential often remains unrealized when the selection of measures is (1) based on a one-size-fits-all approach originating from accustomed practices, (2) intended merely to meet code-compliance requirements, and/or (3) influenced by owner renter split incentive. In such cases, the benefits of comprehensive energy auditing are disregarded in view of the apparent difficulty in diagnosing multifamily buildings, evaluating alternative measures, and installing customized sets of measures. This paper highlights some of the barriers encountered in a multifamily housing retrofit project in Georgia and demonstrates the merits of systematic retrofit analysis by identifying opportunities for higher energy savings and improved comfort and indoor air quality that were missed in this project. The study uses a whole-building energy analysis conducted for a 10-unit, low-rise, multifamily building of a 110-unit apartment complex. The analysis projected a 24% energy savings from the measures installed in the building with a payback period of 10 years. Further analysis with a systematic evaluation of alternative measures showed that without compromising on the objectives of durability, livability, and appearance of the building, energy savings of up to 34% were achievable with a payback period of 7 years. The paper concludes by outlining recommendations that may benefit future retrofit projects by improving the audit process, streamlining tasks, and achieving higher energy savings.

Malhotra, Mini [ORNL; Im, Piljae [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deep Energy Retrofit Performance Metric Comparison: Eight California Case Studies  

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In this paper we will present the results of monitored annual energy use data from eight residential Deep Energy Retrofit (DER) case studies using a variety of performance metrics. For each home, the details of the retrofits were analyzed, diagnostic tests to characterize the home were performed and the homes were monitored for total and individual end-use energy consumption for approximately one year. Annual performance in site and source energy, as well as carbon dioxide equivalent (CO{sub 2}e) emissions were determined on a per house, per person and per square foot basis to examine the sensitivity to these different metrics. All eight DERs showed consistent success in achieving substantial site energy and CO{sub 2}e reductions, but some projects achieved very little, if any source energy reduction. This problem emerged in those homes that switched from natural gas to electricity for heating and hot water, resulting in energy consumption dominated by electricity use. This demonstrates the crucial importance of selecting an appropriate metric to be used in guiding retrofit decisions. Also, due to the dynamic nature of DERs, with changes in occupancy, size, layout, and comfort, several performance metrics might be necessary to understand a project’s success.

Walker, Iain; Fisher, Jeremy; Less, Brennan

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluidized-bed retrofit a practical alternative to FGD  

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When SO/sub 2/ emissions from an existing utility boiler must be reduced, retrofitting for fluidized-bed combustion may be an attractive alternative. In addition to reducing atmospheric pollutants during combustion, FBC retrofits allow simultaneous burning of a wide range of low-cost fuels. Also, since new components are incorporated in the steam generator rather than added on as pollution-control equipment, they extend the use of the plant beyond its normal life expectancy. There are five types of fossil-fuel-fired boilers used by utilities (pulverized coal, cyclone, stoker, oil, and gas), and literally hundreds of designs. Not all of these designs lend themselves to FBC retrofit, and much depends on the size and age of the boiler. Units that are not structurally sound or that have extensive internal corrosion are generally not suitable. Boilers over 150 MW usually have complicated water circuitry and small furnace plan areas, and may not have enough space to accommodate the fluidized bed. Other important considerations are: Water/steam-circulation design, Furnace bottom-to-grade clearance, Air-heater type and arrangement, Boiler support, Type of particulate-control device, Fan capacity, Space available in the boiler island for alterations.

Stringfellow, T.E.; Nolte, F.S.; Sage, W.L.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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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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

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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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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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Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Evaluation of a Multifamily Retrofit  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Evaluation of a Multifamily Retrofit in Climate Zone 5, Boulder, Colorado (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)

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ADEC II Universal SCR Retrofit System for On-road and Off-road...  

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ADEC II Universal SCR Retrofit System for On-road and Off-road Diesel Engines Richard Carlson Extengine Transport Systems, LLC Fullerton, California 2006 DEER Conference Poster...

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Ethnography of Cool Roof Retrofits: The Role of Rebates in the Materials Selection Process  

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you  qualify  for  a  rebate?   Was  that  a  deciding  Retrofits: The Role of Rebates in the Materials Selectionwho   had  received  a  rebate  for  their  cool  roof  

Mazur-Stommen, Susan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

A text-alternative version of the Building America webinar, Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings held on July 16, 2014.

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

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Deep Building Retrofit Programme AgencyCompany Organization European Climate Foundation Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Buildings, - Building Energy Efficiency...

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The efficiency of technical retrofitting of cogeneration stations using combined-cycle plants  

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We consider the problem of technical retrofitting of gas-and-oil fired steam-turbine cogeneration stations by converting them into combined-cycle plants...

L. S. Popyrin; M. D. Dil’man; G. M. Belyaeva

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SciTech Connect: Analysis of Pre-Retrofit Building and Utility...  

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and Utility Data IBACOS analyzed pre-retrofit daily utility data to sort homes by energy consumption, allowing for better targeting of homes for physical audits. Following...

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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... be used for both heating and cooling, while the retrofit involved a change from the absorption chiller to an electric chiller (i.e., an absorption chiller is used). Thus, in the post-retrofit period, gas is used exclusively for heating , and electricity...

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

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Text-Alternative Version: Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool Webcast  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Below is the text-alternative version of the "Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool" webcast, held April 3, 2012.

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Text-Alternative Version: Using the Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool  

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Below is the text-alternative version of the "Using the Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool" webcast, held August 22, 2013.

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An Empirical Analysis of Gas Well Design and Pumping Tests for Retrofitting Landfill Gas Collection.  

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??Retrofitting a landfill with a gas collection system is an expensive and time consuming endeavor. Such an undertaking usually consists of longer-term extraction testing programs… (more)

Stevens, Derek

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of a Hot-Dry Climate Whole-House Retrofit  

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The Stockton house retrofit is a two-story tudor style single family deep retrofit in the hot-dry climate of Stockton, CA. The home is representative of a deep retrofit option of the scaled home energy upgrade packages offered to targeted neighborhoods under the pilot Large-Scale Retrofit Program (LSRP) administered by the Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI). Deep retrofit packages expand on the standard package by adding HVAC, water heater and window upgrades to the ducting, attic and floor insulation, domestic hot water insulation, envelope sealing, lighting and ventilation upgrades. Site energy savings with the deep retrofit were 23% compared to the pre-retrofit case, and 15% higher than the savings estimated for the standard retrofit package. Energy savings were largely a result of the water heater upgrade, and a combination of the envelope sealing, insulation and HVAC upgrade. The HVAC system was of higher efficiency than the building code standard. Overall the financed retrofit would have been more cost effective had a less expensive HVAC system been selected and barriers to wall insulation remedied. The homeowner experienced improved comfort throughout the monitored period and was satisfied with the resulting utility bill savings.

Weitzel, E.; German, A.; Porse, E.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Adaptive Sampling for Environmental Robotics  

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186, 2003. S. Thrun, “Robotics Mapping: A survey”, Exploringtechnique to environmental robotics applications includingSampling for Environmental Robotics Mohammad Rahimi †,‡‡ ,

Mohammad Rahimi; Richard Pon; Deborah Estrin; William J. Kaiser; Mani Srivastava; Gaurav S. Sukhatme

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Medical Robots Surgical Assistants  

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1 Medical Robots Surgical Assistants · Efficacy of Procedure ­ Accuracy ­ Longevity ­ Invasiveness · Augment human capabilities ­ Enabling new procedures ­ Time under anaesthetic #12;2 Surgical Robots) ­ Sensei (Hansen Medical) Autonomous Surgical Robots Robodoc.com #12;3 Guided Surgical Robots Makosurgical

Pulfrey, David L.

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Robotic Ground Rules  

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Broadcast Transcript: In his short story Runaround, Isaac Asimov created his Laws of Robotics: Rule 1: a robot may not injure a human. Rule 2: A robot must obey orders from a human unless they conflict with Rule 1, and Rule 3: A robot must protect...

Hacker, Randi; Tsutsui, William; vonHolten, Leslie

2007-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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The ChIRP Robot: A Versatile Swarm Robot Platform  

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Swarm Robotic experiments are ideally performed on real robots. However, a cost versus versatility trade- ... off exists between simpler and more advanced swarm robots. The simpler swarm robots provide limited fe...

Christian Skjetne; Pauline C. Haddow…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Opportunities for Energy Conservation and Improved Comfort From Wind Washing Retrofits in Two-Story Homes - Part I  

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of wind washing found in this study. Repairs and energy monitoring were completed in six of these homes to evaluate retrofit methods and cost effectiveness of retrofit solutions. These results are discussed in Part II of this paper....

Withers, C. R. Jr.; Cummings, J. B.

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Cedarville School District Retrofit of Heating and Cooling Systems with  

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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.

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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,

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Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation  

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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

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Glove port retrofit assembly and method of replacing components  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

What is disclosed is a system for retrofitting a sealed enclosure for performing work therein having an outer enclosure assembly configured to be clamped to the outer annular face of a port ring and form a sealed engagement with the outer annular surface of the port ring, a change assembly having an inner ring and an access element wherein the inner ring has a first annular cylinder body that is sized to be slidably received by the port ring and the access element is configured to be sealably and slidably positioned within the first annular cylinder body of the inner ring.

Giesen, Isaac M; Cournoyer, Michael E; Rael, David G

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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MHD (magnetohydrodynamics) retrofit of a coal-fired generating plant  

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This report presents the following appendices on the design of a coal-fired MHD retrofit: AVCO part load study; AVCO full load calculations; MSE mass balance calculations; Corette/MHD combined plant overall efficiency estimate; Corette boiler efficiency estimate; dynamic modeling and control simulation; combustor and nozzle scaling approach; field inductance and energy calculations; diagnostic instrumentation listing; equipment list; cost estimate factors; equipment and vendor costs data; CFFF test information; HRSR-ESP seed/ash calculations; and K{sub 2}/S molar ratio.

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1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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Bridge Seismic Retrofitting Practices in the Central and Southeastern United States  

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Bridge Seismic Retrofitting Practices in the Central and Southeastern United States Timothy Wright1 review of the seismic hazard, inventory, bridge vulnerability, and bridge retrofit practices in the Central and Southeastern United States CSUS . Based on the analysis of the bridge inventory in the CSUS

Padgett, Jamie Ellen

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

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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...

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

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENERGY IMPACTS OF ENERGY AND INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY RETROFITS OF APARTMENTS IN CALIFORNIA  

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apartments to energy use changes of control apartments, total measured savings of gas energy plus site.S. is implementing many energy retrofits in homes with the goal of reducing building energy consumption and carbon1 ENERGY IMPACTS OF ENERGY AND INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY RETROFITS OF APARTMENTS IN CALIFORNIA

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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

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Instructions for "The Great Energy Predictor Shootout II: Measuring Retrofit Energy Savings"  

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and compare how those models can be used to calculate energy conservation retrofit savings. ASHRAE's TC 1.5 and TC 4.7 have authorized a "Building Energy Predictor Shootout II: Measuring Retrofit Energy Savings" which is the focus of this competition....

Haberl, J. S.; Kreider, J. F.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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...

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

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Robot Hardware Simulator  

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Robotics Simulator is to perform simulations of many heterogeneous types of robots all working within a single, virtual environment. The main components of this project are Robot Simulator, Environment Control Panel and Environment Simulator. Robot simulator consists of three parts: a robot hardware simulator, a robot control program, which will be user supplied, and an environment-based robot object. Robot control program can work with various robot hardware simulators via standard API. The robot hardware simulator will interface to the environment via requests for data from its sensor or requests for action from its actuators. The environment-based robots will be responsible for controlling the individual sensors, based on robot hardware simulator requests, and providing the appropriate data to the sensors, Environment control panel will be a standalone system that connects to the environment simulator to monitor and control the current simulation The environment simulator is the central component in the system. The environment simulator is responsible for keeping track of the actual state of the environment, including each robot. The environment simulator receives requests from simulated robots to read sensors, initiate actuators, and to send and receive communication.

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

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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

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

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

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,

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

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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

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Multi-robot pursuit-evasion  

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Multi-Robot Approaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Multi-Robot Pursuit-3 Graph-Clear: Multi-Robot Pursuit-Evasion on

Kolling, Andreas

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ISIS Facchinetti: A Nearly Zero Energy Retrofit in Italy  

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Abstract The research presented here is about the energy retrofit of an existing high school building close to Varese (Italy). As the building was designed in the 60's with a peculiar architectural language, it has been protected by the conservation authorities. However, the construction system in exposed concrete and the large expanses of single glass make the energy performance of the building very poor. The Provincia di Varese, owner of the building, decided to realize an exemplary retrofit project, which would be the first renovated educational building in Italy in line with the future scenario of Nearly Zero-Energy Building expected from 2019 (2021 for private buildings) by the European Directive 2010/31/UE. In this work energetic and payback analysis are developed to delineate three different preliminary scenarios of intervention. The process has always followed discussions with the conservation authorities, which contributed to the definition of realistic scenarios. Interesting results are obtained: a potential energy demand reduction of 70% can be obtained with the passive solutions proposed; in combination with active strategies (efficient mechanical systems and controls) and with the integration of photovoltaic panels (BiPV), the overall energy need of the building can be reduced to nearly zero.

Michele Sauchelli; Gabriele Masera; Gabriele D’Antona; Giampaolo Manzolini

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Robotics and Energy Usage  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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...

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

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot Identity Assurance  

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......integrity with security, privacy and confidence. A story that caught my eye, was about making your own robot companion by 3D printing. This was about MARC (Multi- Activated Robotic Companion). MARC's inventor, Dr John Murray, from Lincoln......

Louise Bennett

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot learning [TC Spotlight  

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Creating autonomous robots that can learn to act in unpredictable environments has been a long-standing goal of robotics, artificial intelligence, and the cognitive sciences. In contrast, current commercially available ...

Tedrake, Russell Louis

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Multi-robot Caravanning  

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We study multi-robot caravanning, which is loosely defined as the problem of a heterogeneous team of robots visiting specific areas of an environment (waypoints) as a group. After formally defining this problem, we propose a novel solution...

Mahadevan, Aditya

2013-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational Chemistry Robots  

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Computational Chemistry Robots ACS Sep 2005 Computational Chemistry Robots J. A. Townsend, P. Murray-Rust, S. M. Tyrrell, Y. Zhang jat45@cam.ac.uk Can high-throughput computation provide a reliable “experimental” resource for molecular...

Townsend, Joseph A; Murray-Rust, Peter; Tyrrell, Simon M; Zhang, Yong

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Artificial Intelligence and Robotics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Since Robotics is the field concerned with the connection of perception to action, Artificial Intelligence must have a central role in Robotics if the connection is to be intelligent. Artificial Intelligence addresses ...

Brady, Michael

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

RHOBOT: Radiation hardened robotics  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A survey of robotic applications in radioactive environments has been conducted, and analysis of robotic system components and their response to the varying types and strengths of radiation has been completed. Two specific robotic systems for accident recovery and nuclear fuel movement have been analyzed in detail for radiation hardness. Finally, a general design approach for radiation-hardened robotics systems has been developed and is presented. This report completes this project which was funded under the Laboratory Directed Research and Development program.

Bennett, P.C.; Posey, L.D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot Chemist Analyzes Automatically  

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Robot Chemist Analyzes Automatically ... Automatic control of a variety of routine analytical procedures is possible with equipment now available from Research Specialties, Richmond, Calif., under the general term "robot chemist." ... The robot chemist is a system of modules which can be connected in many ways to control all steps from measurement of the sample to recording of the data. ...

1960-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Vision for Mobile Robots  

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...1992 research-article Vision for Mobile Robots Michael Brady Han Wang Localized...determine scene structure for a mobile robot using stereo or structure from motion. It is argued that a mobile robot may not need to compute depth explicitly...

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot, Massachusetts and Rhode Island (Fact Sheet)  

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Between December, 2009 and December, 2012 42 deep energy retrofit (DER) projects were completed through a DER pilot program sponsored by National Grid and conducted in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 37 of these projects were comprehensive retrofits while 5 were partial DERs, meaning that high performance retrofit was implemented for a single major enclosure component or a limited number of major enclosure components. The 42 DER projects represent 60 units of housing. The comprehensive projects all implemented a consistent "package" of measures in terms of the performance targeted for major building components. Projects exhibited some variations in the approach to implementing the retrofit package. Pre- and post-retrofit air leakage measurements were performed for each of the projects. Each project also reported information about project costs including identification of energy-related costs. Post-retrofit energy-use data was obtained for 29 of the DER projects. Post-retrofit energy use was analyzed based on the net energy used by the DER project regardless of whether the energy was generated on site or delivered to the site. Homeowner surveys were returned by 12 of the pilot participants. Based on the community experience, this DER package is expected to result in yearly source energy use near 110 MMBtu/year or approximately 40% below the Northeast regional average. Larger to medium sized homes that successful implement these retrofits can be expected to achieve source EUI that is comparable to Passive House targets for new construction. The community of DER projects show post-retrofit airtightness below 1.5 ACH50 to be eminently achievable.

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2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Results for Massachusetts and Rhode Island Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot Community  

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Between December, 2009 and December, 2012 42 deep energy retrofit (DER) projects were completed through a DER pilot program sponsored by National Grid and conducted in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 37 of these projects were comprehensive retrofits while 5 were partial DERs, meaning that high performance retrofit was implemented for a single major enclosure component or a limited number of major enclosure components. The 42 DER projects represent 60 units of housing. The comprehensive projects all implemented a consistent 'package' of measures in terms of the performance targeted for major building components. Projects exhibited some variations in the approach to implementing the retrofit package. Pre- and post-retrofit air leakage measurements were performed for each of the projects. Each project also reported information about project costs including identification of energy-related costs. Post-retrofit energy-use data was obtained for 29 of the DER projects. Post-retrofit energy use was analyzed based on the net energy used by the DER project regardless of whether the energy was generated on site or delivered to the site. Homeowner surveys were returned by 12 of the pilot participants. Based on the community experience, this DER package is expected to result in yearly source energy use near 110 MMBtu/year or approximately 40% below the Northeast regional average. Larger to medium sized homes that successful implement these retrofits can be expected to achieve source EUI that is comparable to Passive House targets for new construction. The community of DER projects show post-retrofit airtightness below 1.5 ACH50 to be eminently achievable.

Gates, C.; Neuhauser, K.

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk analysis of FORTUM’s 560 MWe net power plant retrofit to oxyfuel combustion  

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Through technical discussion of oxyfuel retrofit of Meri–Pori’s supercritical power plant (565 MWe net), it was recognized that a deep analysis of the risks associated with the retrofit solution would be necessary for learning more about oxycombustion technology and to clarify the actual risks. As the result of the risk analysis, it was concluded that oxyfuel retrofit and oxyfuel operation would only involve low magnitude risks. This paper describes methodology of the risk analysis and major results including mitigation methods of the risks.

Kati Kupila; Pauli Dernjatin; Risto Sormunen; Tadashi Sumida; Kenji Kiyama; Alain Briglia; Ivan Sanchez-Molinero; Arthur Darde

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exergy analysis combined with LCA for building envelope energy efficiency retrofit  

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This article presents a kind of exergy analysis combined with LCA to evaluate the building envelope energy efficiency retrofit. A typical case in Ningbo city of China is analysed. The results show that it takes 15 years for the cumulative saved energy consumption in the use stage to equal the embodied energy of the newly added insulation materials in the product stage. Yet, it is impossible that the embodied exergy equals the cumulative saved exergy consumption in the building lifespan after retrofit. So the energy and exergy efficiency of the retrofit measures with LCA should be accounted as a whole.

Yan Zhou; Guangcai Gong

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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RECIPIENT:Chesterfield County PROJECT TITLE: EECBG Lighting Retrofit  

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

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;

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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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Variable Speed Fan Retrofits for Computer Room Air Conditioners  

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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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Distribution and Room Air Mixing Risks to Retrofitted Homes  

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?Energy efficiency upgrades reduce heating and cooling loads on a house. With enough load reduction and if the HVAC system warrants replacement, the HVAC system is often upgraded with a more efficient, lower capacity system that meets the loads of the upgraded house. For a single-story house with ceiling supply air diffusers, ducts are often removed and upgraded. For houses with ducts that are embedded in walls, the cost of demolition precludes the replacement of ducts. The challenge with the use of existing ducts is that the reduced airflow creates a decreased throw at the supply registers, and the supply air and room air do not mix well, leading to potential thermal comfort complaints. This project investigates this retrofit scenario. The issues and solutions discussed here are relevant to all climate zones, with emphasis on climates that require cooling.

Burdick, A.

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Optimal Reliable Retrofit Design of Multiproduct Batch Plants  

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The problem of the retrofit design of a multiproduct batch plant arises, for example, when new production targets and market selling prices are specified for one or more products or when there is a need to improve the overall effectiveness of the existing plant by improving its reliability and maintainability characteristics. ... Given (i) a new production target, selling price, unit cycle times, and size factors for each product; (ii) the existing plant configuration, including the size, cost, reliability, and maintainability data for existing units; and (iii) the number, size, reliability, and maintenance characteristics and costs of new equipment available, determine (i) the net expected profit and the revised plant configuration, (ii) the method of grouping parallel units and various processing parameters for each production campaign, and (iii) the optimal inherent availability for selected new equipment. ... Moreover, they express their deep appreciation for the stimulating mix of wit, insight, and creativity that Art always brought to Delft. ...

Harish D. Goel; Margot P. C. Weijnen; Johan Grievink

2004-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

271

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 Energy’s (DOE’s) 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

272

Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation in Residential Deep Energy Retrofits  

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Because airtightening is a significant part of Deep Energy Retrofits (DERs), concerns about ventilation and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) have emerged. To investigate this, ventilation and IAQ were assessed in 17 non-smoking California Deep Energy Retrofit homes. Inspections and surveys were used to assess household activities and ventilation systems. Pollutant sampling performed in 12 homes included six-day passive samples of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), formaldehyde and air exchange rate (AER); time-resolved data loggers were used to measure particle counts. Half of the homes provided continuous mechanical ventilation. Despite these homes being twice as airtight (3.0 and 7.6 ACH50, respectively), their median AER was indistinguishable from naturally vented homes (0.36 versus 0.37 hr--1). Numerous problems were found with ventilation systems; however, pollutant levels did not reach levels of concern in most homes. Ambient NO2 standards were exceeded in some gas cooking homes that used legacy ranges with standing pilots, and in Passive House-style homes without range hoods exhausted to outside. Cooking exhaust systems were installed and used inconsistently. The majority of homes reported using low-emitting materials, and formaldehyde levels were approximately half those in conventional new CA homes (19.7 versus 36 ?g/m3), with emissions rates nearly 40percent less (12.3 versus 20.6 ?g/m2/hr.). Presence of air filtration systems led to lower indoor particle number concentrations (PN>0.5: 8.80E+06 PN/m3 versus 2.99E+06; PN>2.5: 5.46E+0.5 PN/m3 versus 2.59E+05). The results indicate that DERs can provide adequate ventilation and IAQ, and that DERs should prioritize source control, particle filtration and well-designed local exhaust systems, while still providing adequate continuous ventilation.

Less, Brennan; Walker, Iain

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Human Robot Interaction in Mobile Robot Applications Akihisa Ohya  

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Human Robot Interaction in Mobile Robot Applications Akihisa Ohya PRESTO, JST / University the usefulness of mobile robots by showing concrete applications in human daily life through this study Robot moving together with human is presented first. A teleoperated book browsing robot is described

Ohya, Akihisa

274

Development of Human-Robot Interaction Systems for Humanoid Robots  

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Development of Human-Robot Interaction Systems for Humanoid Robots Bruce A. Maxwell, Brian Leighton, Andrew Ramsay Colby College {bmaxwell,bmleight,acramsay}@colby.edu Abstract - Effective human-robot interaction is one of the primary challenges for humanoid robots. Sources of uncertainty, such as robot motion

Maxwell, Bruce

275

Torras: Robot Arm Control 1 Robot Arm Control  

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Torras: Robot Arm Control 1 Robot Arm Control Carme Torras Institut de Rob#18;otica i Inform#18;atica Industrial (CSIC-UPC) Llorens i Artigas 4-6, 08028-Barcelona. RUNNING HEAD: Robot Arm Control: 34-93-401.57.50 e-mail: ctorras@iri.upc.es #12; Torras: Robot Arm Control 2 INTRODUCTION A robot

Torras, Carme

276

Modular robot  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A modular robot may comprise a main body having a structure defined by a plurality of stackable modules. The stackable modules may comprise a manifold, a valve module, and a control module. The manifold may comprise a top surface and a bottom surface having a plurality of fluid passages contained therein, at least one of the plurality of fluid passages terminating in a valve port located on the bottom surface of the manifold. The valve module is removably connected to the manifold and selectively fluidically connects the plurality of fluid passages contained in the manifold to a supply of pressurized fluid and to a vent. The control module is removably connected to the valve module and actuates the valve module to selectively control a flow of pressurized fluid through different ones of the plurality of fluid passages in the manifold. The manifold, valve module, and control module are mounted together in a sandwich-like manner and comprise a main body. A plurality of leg assemblies are removably connected to the main body and are removably fluidically connected to the fluid passages in the manifold so that each of the leg assemblies can be selectively actuated by the flow of pressurized fluid in different ones of the plurality of fluid passages in the manifold.

Ferrante, Todd A. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Modular robot  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A modular robot may comprise a main body having a structure defined by a plurality of stackable modules. The stackable modules may comprise a manifold, a valve module, and a control module. The manifold may comprise a top surface and a bottom surface having a plurality of fluid passages contained therein, at least one of the plurality of fluid passages terminating in a valve port located on the bottom surface of the manifold. The valve module is removably connected to the manifold and selectively fluidically connects the plurality of fluid passages contained in the manifold to a supply of pressurized fluid and to a vent. The control module is removably connected to the valve module and actuates the valve module to selectively control a flow of pressurized fluid through different ones of the plurality of fluid passages in the manifold. The manifold, valve module, and control module are mounted together in a sandwich-like manner and comprise a main body. A plurality of leg assemblies are removably connected to the main body and are removably fluidically connected to the fluid passages in the manifold so that each of the leg assemblies can be selectively actuated by the flow of pressurized fluid in different ones of the plurality of fluid passages in the manifold. 12 figs.

Ferrante, T.A.

1997-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

278

3 - Mobile Robot Dynamics  

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Mobile robot dynamics is a challenging field on its own, especially due to the variety of the imposed constraints. Delicate stability and control problems that have very often to be faced are due to longitudinal or lateral slip, and to the features of the ground (roughness, etc.). This chapter has the following objectives: (i) to present the general dynamic modeling concepts and techniques of robots, (ii) to study the Newton–Euler and Lagrange dynamic models of differential-drive mobile robots, (iii) to study the dynamics of differential-drive mobile robots with longitudinal and lateral slip, (iv) to derive a dynamic model of car-like wheeled mobile robots, (v) to derive a dynamic model of three-wheel omnidirectional robots, and (vi) to derive a dynamic model of four-wheel mecanum omnidirectional robots.

Spyros G. Tzafestas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

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

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

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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Focus Series: Program Finds Community “Readiness” Is the Key to More Retrofits  

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Focus Series: Program Finds Community “Readiness” Is the Key to More Retrofits, a document posted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’S) Better Buildings Neighborhood Program.

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Retrofit and Testing of a Pre-Turbo, Diesel Oxidation Catalyst...  

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Retrofit and Testing of a Pre-Turbo, Diesel Oxidation Catalyst on a Tier 0, SD60M Freight Locomotive Achieving Over 50% PM Reduction Don Newburry Research & Development Manager...

283

Building America Expert Meeting: 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. T

284

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

285

Analysis Methodology for Large Organizations' Investments in Energy Retrofit of Buildings  

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This paper presents a formal methodology that supports large organizations' investments in energy retrofit of buildings. The methodology is a scalable modeling approach based on normative models and Bayesian calibration. Normative models are a light...

Heo, Y.; Augenbroe, G.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Using the Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This August 22, 2013 webinar provided a guided walk-through of the Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool. Developed by a partnership of the DOE Municipal Solid-State...

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Webcast: Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool  

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This April 3, 2012 webcast presented information about the Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool developed by DOE"s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium. Doug Elliott of Pacific Northwest...

288

Seismic Assessment and Retrofit of Existing Multi-Column Bent Bridges  

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Seismic Assessment and Retrofit of Existing Multi-Column Bent Bridges By Cole C. Mc ................................................................................................................................... 6 Seismic Activity in Western Washington State Approach ­ Bridge Modeling .............................................11 Seismic Excitations

289

Building America Webinar: Standardized Retrofit Packages — What Works to Meet Consistent Levels of Performance?  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This webinar will focus on specific Building America projects that have examined methods to consistently meet high levels of energy performance in existing homes, with a focus on retrofit packages that can be replicated across many homes.

290

Trial Demonstration of Area Lighting Retrofit: Yuma Border Patrol, Yuma Arizona  

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The Yuma Sector Border Patrol Area is a high flux lighting application in a high temperature environment, presenting a formidable challenge for light-emitting diodes (LEDs). This retrofit is an Energy Savings Performance Contract ENABLE project under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program. If high flux LED technology performs well in a region with high ambient temperature and solar radiation, it can perform well in most outdoor environments. The design process for the Yuma retrofit has already provided valuable knowledge to CBP and DOE. The LED lighting system selected for the retrofit is expected to reduce energy consumption 69% compared to the incumbent quartz metal halide (QMH) lighting system. If the LED lighting system is installed, GATEWAY will continue to document and disseminate information regarding the installation and long-term performance so that others may also gain valuable knowledge from the Yuma Sector Border Patrol Area lighting retrofit.

Wilkerson, Andrea M.; McCullough, Jeffrey J.

2014-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

291

State Energy Program (SEP) Strengthening Building Retrofit Markets and Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action  

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National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) presentation on State Energy Program (SEP) Strengthening Building Retrofit Markets and Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action DE-FOA-0000251, Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action from State Public Utility Commissions DE-FOA-0000266

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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

293

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...

Fiorino, D.

294

Strategies and Challenges for Energy Efficient Retrofitting: Study of the Empire State Building  

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The double glazed windows of SHGC 0.61 retrofitted on site as super- ... and South windows is SC 75 type (SHGC 0.27) and in the North windows, TC 88 film (SHGC 0.36) used.

B. De; M. Mukherjee

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

An Overview of Measured Energy Retrofit Savings Methodologies Developed in the Texas LoanSTAR Program  

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Development of methodologies to determine energy retrofit savings in commercial buildings (institutional buildings, schools, hospitals, offices, county and state buildings,...) has been the object of active research during the last 5 years...

Reddy, T. A.; Kissock, J. K.; Katipamula, S.; Ruch, D. K.; Claridge, D. E.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING / SEPTEMBER 2000 / 1017 SEISMIC RETROFITTING OF LOW-RISE MASONRY AND CONCRETE  

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the architectural aesthetics of the building. Hence, an alternative method of retrofitting is worth considering Hall, Dept. of Civ., Struct., and Envir. Engrg., State Univ. of New York, Buffalo, NY 14260. E

Bruneau, Michel

297

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...

Ackley, J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

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

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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...

Thamilseran, S.; Haberl, J. S.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

A methodology to assess energy-demand savings and cost effectiveness of retrofitting in existing Swedish residential buildings  

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Abstract Swedish residential buildings are typically retrofitted on a case-by-case basis. Large numbers of building consultants are involved in the decision-making, and stakeholders find it difficult to quantify the sustainable profits from retrofits and to make an efficient selection of the optimal alternative. The present paper presents an approach to design and assess energy-demand retrofitting scenarios. This aims to contribute to retrofitting decision-making regarding the main archetypes of existing Swedish residential buildings and to the evaluation of their long-term cost effectiveness. The approach combines energy-demand modeling and retrofit option rankings with life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA). Four types of typical Swedish residential buildings are used to demonstrate the model. Retrofits in the archetypes are defined, analyzed and ranked to indicate the long-term energy savings and economic profits. The model indicates that the energy saving potential of retrofitting is 36–54% in the archetypes. However, retrofits with the largest energy-saving potential are not always the most cost effective. The long-term profits of retrofitting are largely dominated by the building types. The finding can contribute to the standardization of future retrofitting designs on municipality scale in Sweden.

Qian Wang; Sture Holmberg

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Robot Trac School : improving autonomous navigation in EOD robots  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

3.5.2 Simulating Robot Runs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.2.2 Unicycle-like Robot Kinematics . . . . . . . 4.2.3Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Robot Test

Denewiler, Thomas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

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

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ESL-TR-92/12-03 Calculating Energy and Demand Retrofit Savings For Victoria High School Yue Liu, T. Agami Reddy, S. Katipamula and David E. Claridge. Interim Report Energy Systems Laboratory Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843 December... 1992 Calculating Energy and Demand Retrofit Savings For Victoria High School Yue Liu, T. Agami Reddy, S. Katipamula and David E. Claridge. Interim Report Energy Systems Laboratory Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843 December 1992 Abstract...

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

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Retrofit Options for Increasing Energy Efficiency in Office Buildings- Methodology Review  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

RETROFIT OPTIONS FOR INCREASING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN OFFICE BUILDINGS - METHODOLOGY REVIEW Nuno Cl?maco Pereira MIT|Portugal Program, Sustainable Energy Systems Ph.D. Student Instituto Superior T?cnico, Universidade T?cnica de Lisboa Lisboa... technical framework, where existing technologies and best case-studies can be considered, in order to drive passive measures retrofitting forward. This paper presents an overview of a methodology development which pretends to include the energy component...

Pereira, N. C.

303

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

304

Development of a Web-based Emissions Reduction Calculator for Street Light and Traffic Light Retrofits  

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DEVELOPMENT OF A WEB-BASED, EMISSIONS REDUCTION CALCULATOR FOR STREET LIGHT AND TRAFFIC LIGHT RETROFITS Zi Liu, Ph.D. Research Engineer Jeff S. Haberl, Ph.D., P.E. Professor/Assc. Director Don Gilman, P..., street lights and traffic lights represent one of the largest categories of electricity used by a city. By retrofitting the street lights with energy efficient lamps such as high pressure sodium and metal halide and traffic lights with light...

Liu, Z.; Gilman, D.; Haberl, J. S.; Culp, C.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

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.

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2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

I Am My Robot: The Impact of Robot-building and Robot Form on Operators  

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I Am My Robot: The Impact of Robot-building and Robot Form on Operators Victoria Groom, Leila Mall, Stanford, CA, 94305, USA {vgroom, takayama, pochi, nass}@stanford.edu ABSTRACT As robots become more pervasive, operators will develop richer relationships with them. In a 2 (robot form: humanoid vs

Lindeman, Robert W.

307

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

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This case study focusing on a residence in northern California was undertaken as a demonstration of the potential of a systems approach to HVAC retrofits. The systems approach means that other retrofits that can affect the HVAC system are also considered. For example, added building envelope insulation reduces building loads so that smaller capacity HVAC system can be used. Secondly, we wanted to examine the practical issues and interactions with contractors and code officials required to accomplish the systems approach because it represents a departure from current practice. We identified problems in the processes of communication and installation of the retrofit that led to compromises in the final energy efficiency of the HVAC system. These issues must be overcome in order for HVAC retrofits to deliver the increased performance that they promise. The experience gained in this case study was used to optimize best practices guidelines for contractors (Walker 2003) that include building diagnostics and checklists as tools to assist in ensuring the energy efficiency of ''house as a system'' HVAC retrofits. The best practices guidelines proved to be an excellent tool for evaluating the eight existing homes in this study, and we received positive feedback from many potential users who reviewed and used them. In addition, we were able to substantially improve the energy efficiency of the retrofitted case study house by adding envelope insulation, a more efficient furnace and air conditioner, an economizer and by reducing duct leakage.

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

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

The synergy of human arm and robotic system  

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IV surgical robot system. . . . . (a) Robot arm. . . . . .coupling between the two robot arms should complement the e?perspectives: • The Raven robot arm has a robotic joints and

Li, Zhi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Persuasive robotics : how robots change our minds  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis explores the extent to which socially capable humanoid robots have the potential to influence human belief, perception and behavior. Sophisticated computational systems coupled with human-like form and function ...

Siegel, Michael Steven

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Robotic Crawler | GE Global Research  

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Crawler Inspects Wind Turbines Robotic Crawler Inspects Wind Turbines See the robotic crawler that can inspect wind turbines and climb vertical turbine poles as high as 300 feet....

311

Robotics for Learning  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Teaching Robotics is about empowering students to create and configure robotics devices and program computers to nurture in students the skill sets necessary to play an active role in society. The robot in Figure 1 focuses on the design of scaffolds and physical assembly methods, coupled with a computer logic program to make that makes it move or behave in a very precise (remote controlled or autonomous) manner. This enables students to investigate, explore and refine the program to affect the robots. The Robotics approach takes into account the increasing popularity of Computer Science and the learning by doing (Schank, Berman, & Macpherson, 1999) approach to solve complex problems and use computers meaningfully in learning (Barron & Darling-Hammond, 2008; Jonassen, Howland, Marra, & Crismond, 2008). In Singapore, teachers and students in Woodlands Ring Secondary and Rulang Primary have incorporated robotics to varying extents into formal and informal curricula. In addition, other less expensive ...

Toh, Dennis; Lim, Matthew; Wee, Loo Kang; Ong, Matthew

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Highly Efficient Small Form Factor LED Retrofit Lamp  

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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

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Public Housing: A Tailored Approach to Energy Retrofits  

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Over one million HUD-supported public housing units provide rental housing for eligible low-income families across the country. A survey of over 100 PHAs across the country indicated that there is a high level of interest in developing low cost solutions that improve energy efficiency and can be seamlessly included in the refurbishment process. Further, PHAs, have incentives (both internal and external) to reduce utility bills. ARIES worked with two public housing authorities (PHAs) to develop packages of energy efficiency retrofit measures the PHAs can cost effectively implement with their own staffs in the normal course of housing operations at the time when units are refurbished between occupancies. The energy efficiency turnover protocols emphasized air infiltration reduction, duct sealing and measures that improve equipment efficiency. ARIES documented implementation in ten housing units. Reductions in average air leakage were 16-20% and duct leakage reductions averaged 38%. Total source energy consumption savings was estimated at 6-10% based on BEopt modeling with a simple payback of 1.7 to 2.2 years. Implementation challenges were encountered mainly related to required operational changes and budgetary constraints. Nevertheless, simple measures can feasibly be accomplished by PHA staff at low or no cost. At typical housing unit turnover rates, these measures could impact hundreds of thousands of unit per year nationally.

Dentz, J.; Conlin, F.; Podorson, D.; Alaigh, K.

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon capture retrofits and the cost of regulatory uncertainty  

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Power generation firms confront impending replacement of an aging coal-fired fleet in a business environment characterized by volatile natural gas prices and uncertain carbon regulation. We develop a stochastic dynamic programming model of firm investment decisions that minimizes the expected present value of future power generation costs under uncertain natural gas and carbon prices. We explore the implications of regulatory uncertainty on generation technology choice and the optimal timing of investment, and assess the implications of these choices for regulators. We find that interaction of regulatory uncertainty with irreversible investment always raises the social cost of carbon abatement. Further, the social cost of regulatory uncertainty is strongly dependent on the relative competitiveness of IGCC plants, for which the cost of later carbon capture retrofits is comparatively small, and on the firm's ability to use investments in natural gas generation as a transitional strategy to manage carbon regulation uncertainty. Without highly competitive IGCC or low gas prices, regulatory uncertainty can increase the expected social cost of reducing emissions by 40 to 60%.

Reinelt, P.S.; Keith, D.W. [SUNY College of Fredonia, Fredonia, NY (United States). Dept. of Economics

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Advanced robot locomotion.  

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This report contains the results of a research effort on advanced robot locomotion. The majority of this work focuses on walking robots. Walking robot applications include delivery of special payloads to unique locations that require human locomotion to exo-skeleton human assistance applications. A walking robot could step over obstacles and move through narrow openings that a wheeled or tracked vehicle could not overcome. It could pick up and manipulate objects in ways that a standard robot gripper could not. Most importantly, a walking robot would be able to rapidly perform these tasks through an intuitive user interface that mimics natural human motion. The largest obstacle arises in emulating stability and balance control naturally present in humans but needed for bipedal locomotion in a robot. A tracked robot is bulky and limited, but a wide wheel base assures passive stability. Human bipedal motion is so common that it is taken for granted, but bipedal motion requires active balance and stability control for which the analysis is non-trivial. This report contains an extensive literature study on the state-of-the-art of legged robotics, and it additionally provides the analysis, simulation, and hardware verification of two variants of a proto-type leg design.

Neely, Jason C.; Sturgis, Beverly Rainwater; Byrne, Raymond Harry; Feddema, John Todd; Spletzer, Barry Louis; Rose, Scott E.; Novick, David Keith; Wilson, David Gerald; Buerger, Stephen P.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Group Home Energy Efficiency Retrofit for 30% Energy Savings (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This project studies the specification, implementation, and energy savings from an energy efficiency retrofit in a group home, with an energy savings goal of 30%.

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A Meta-Analysis of Single-Family Deep Energy Retrofit Performance in the U.S.  

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energy cost savings, when the PV production for the home and electric carelectric car. This phased retrofit demonstrates how a home, family, and energy

Less, Brennan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Building America Case Study: Performance of a Hot-Dry Climate Whole House Retrofit, Stockton, California (Fact Sheet)  

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The Stockton house retrofit is a two-story tudor style single family deep retrofit in the hot-dry climate of Stockton, CA. The home is representative of a deep retrofit option of the scaled home energy upgrade packages offered to targeted neighborhoods under the pilot Large-Scale Retrofit Program (LSRP) administered by the Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI). Deep retrofit packages expand on the standard package by adding HVAC, water heater and window upgrades to the ducting, attic and floor insulation, domestic hot water insulation, envelope sealing, lighting and ventilation upgrades. Site energy savings with the deep retrofit were 23% compared to the pre-retrofit case, and 15% higher than the savings estimated for the standard retrofit package. Energy savings were largely a result of the water heater upgrade, and a combination of the envelope sealing, insulation and HVAC upgrade. The HVAC system was of higher efficiency than the building code standard. Overall the financed retrofit would have been more cost effective had a less expensive HVAC system been selected and barriers to wall insulation remedied. The homeowner experienced improved comfort throughout the monitored period and was satisfied with the resulting utility bill savings.

ARBI

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cost-Effective Wall Retrofit Solution for the Interior Side of Building's Exterior Wall that Supports a Phased Retrofit Cost Model- 2014 BTO Peer Review  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presenter: Amy Wylie, Bayer MaterialScience/Penn State Consortium In order to achieve the required airtight envelope, commercial buildings with masonry facades in Climate Zones 4 and 5 are faced with the decision between vapor-permeable or impermeable insulation, as well as whether retrofits are needed to implement continuous insulation instead of conventional discontinuous insulation.

320

Multi-robot control interface  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

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321

Constructionism 2010 Robotic Educational Platform based on Ball Robots  

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Constructionism 2010 1 Robotic Educational Platform based on Ball Robots Zuzana Zajícková further on: we propose a creative and non-conventional platform, which goes beyond the traditional wheeled and entertaining educational experience. The idea of an autonomous ball robot is not new. Successful robots were

Petrovic, Pavel

322

Mobile Robot Sensing for Environmental Applications  

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deployable cable based robot,” in IEEE ICRA, Rome, Italy,Mobile robot sensing for environmental applications Amarjeetsystems per- formed using mobile robot sensing systems. Both

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

ACT3: Multi-Robot Task Allocation  

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Networked Sensing Multi - Robot Task Allocation M. Batalin,nims.html Introduction: Multi- Robot Task Allocation forand stored in T a 2) Robots exchange utilities (based on

Maxim Batalin; Gaurav Sukhatme

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Multi-robot pursuit-evasion  

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International Journal of Robotics Research, A. Kolling, S.International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 3508-International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp.

Kolling, Andreas

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Affordable avatar control system for personal robots  

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Social robots (personal robots) emphasize individualized social interaction and communication with people. To maximize communication capacity of a personal robot, designers make it more anthropomorphic (or zoomorphic), and ...

Lee, Jun Ki, S. M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

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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Integrating requirement analysis and multi-objective optimization for office building energy retrofit strategies  

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Abstract The existing office building stock is a key target for energy retrofits to substantially reduce adverse impacts on the environment, human health, and the economy. Success of an energy retrofit project is tied with the assessment and selection of energy efficiency measures that can satisfy stakeholders’ diverse, and often conflicting requirements. The current study establishes a model-based method to support design teams in making informed multi-criteria decisions for energy-efficiency solutions at the early design stage. The key feature of the hybrid framework is the integration of an analysis procedure carried out by a design team and a numerical procedure of optimization carried out by computer. Such an interaction is necessary as building design and retrofit requires many qualitative aspects that require human judgment. In contrast to previous approaches, this study provides a basis for embedding multi-objective optimization into the decision making on energy retrofit solutions, which considers the important role of stakeholders by carrying out the analysis procedure. An office building in Germany needing an energy retrofit serves as a case study to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed model.

Yunming Shao; Philipp Geyer; Werner Lang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

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

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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

330

Robot Rodeo 2013  

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Sandia National Laboratories hosted the seventh annual Western National Robot Rodeo and Capability Exercise in June 2013. The five-day event is a lively and challenging competition that draws civilian and military bomb squad teams from across the country to see who can most effectively defuse dangerous situations with the help of robots.

Deuel, Jake

2014-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

331

Robot Rodeo 2013  

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Sandia National Laboratories hosted the seventh annual Western National Robot Rodeo and Capability Exercise in June 2013. The five-day event is a lively and challenging competition that draws civilian and military bomb squad teams from across the country to see who can most effectively defuse dangerous situations with the help of robots.

Deuel, Jake

2013-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

332

Self-Reconfigurable Robots  

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A distributed reconfigurable micro-robotic system is a collection of unlimited numbers of distributed small, homogeneous robots designed to autonomously organize and reorganize in order to achieve mission-specified geometric shapes and functions. This project investigated the design, control, and planning issues for self-configuring and self-organizing robots. In the 2D space a system consisting of two robots was prototyped and successfully displayed automatic docking/undocking to operate dependently or independently. Additional modules were constructed to display the usefulness of a self-configuring system in various situations. In 3D a self-reconfiguring robot system of 4 identical modules was built. Each module connects to its neighbors using rotating actuators. An individual component can move in three dimensions on its neighbors. We have also built a self-reconfiguring robot system consisting of 9-module Crystalline Robot. Each module in this robot is actuated by expansion/contraction. The system is fully distributed, has local communication (to neighbors) capabilities and it has global sensing capabilities.

HENSINGER, DAVID M.; JOHNSTON, GABRIEL A.; HINMAN-SWEENEY, ELAINE M.; FEDDEMA, JOHN T.; ESKRIDGE, STEVEN E.

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

ROBOTICS -INTRODUCTION t Manipulator Arms  

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ROBOTICS - INTRODUCTION t Manipulator Arms The common industrial manipulator is often referred to as a robot arm, with links and joints described in similar terms. Manipulators which emulate. The motion of articulated robot arms differs from the motion of the human arm. While robot joints have fewer

Petriu, Emil M.

334

Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Pilot Demonstration of Phased Retrofits in Florida Homes- Central and South Florida (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In this project, the Florida Solar Energy Center and Florida Power and Light are collaborating to retrofit a large number of homes using a phased approach to both simple and deep retrofits.

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

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

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

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Study of Multifamily Energy Retrofit Using Flexible Multizone Building Simulation Model  

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

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

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

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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)

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Technical and economic comparison of steam-injected versus combined- cycle retrofits on FT-4 engines  

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The study discusses the findings of a conceptual site-specific investigation of the technical and economic aspects of converting the TPM FT4 simple cycle combustion turbines into either the steam injected gas turbine (SIGT) cycle or the combined cycle (CC). It describes the selection of the best retrofit alternatives through the evaluation and data analysis of a large number of sites and units at two utilities. Conceptual designs are performed on the best retrofit alternatives. Flow diagrams and general arrangement drawings are developed for various configurations utilizing drum type and once-through type multipressure heat recovery steam generators. Auxiliary power consumption and capital cost estimates are presented together with an economic evaluation and comparison of the retrofit alternatives. While the investigation is performed utilizing the FT4 combustion turbines, the steps presented in the report may be used as a guide for investigating the conversion of other gas turbines to either cycle at any utility site.

Silaghy, F.J. (Burns and Roe, Inc., Oradell, NJ (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

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

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

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

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341

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

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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

342

Data and Analytics to Inform Energy Retrofit of High Performance Buildings  

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Buildings consume more than one-third of the world?s primary energy. Reducing energy use in buildings with energy efficient technologies is feasible and also driven by energy policies such as energy benchmarking, disclosure, rating, and labeling in both the developed and developing countries. Current energy retrofits focus on the existing building stocks, especially older buildings, but the growing number of new high performance buildings built around the world raises a question that how these buildings perform and whether there are retrofit opportunities to further reduce their energy use. This is a new and unique problem for the building industry. Traditional energy audit or analysis methods are inadequate to look deep into the energy use of the high performance buildings. This study aims to tackle this problem with a new holistic approach powered by building performance data and analytics. First, three types of measured data are introduced, including the time series energy use, building systems operating conditions, and indoor and outdoor environmental parameters. An energy data model based on the ISO Standard 12655 is used to represent the energy use in buildings in a three-level hierarchy. Secondly, a suite of analytics were proposed to analyze energy use and to identify retrofit measures for high performance buildings. The data-driven analytics are based on monitored data at short time intervals, and cover three levels of analysis ? energy profiling, benchmarking and diagnostics. Thirdly, the analytics were applied to a high performance building in California to analyze its energy use and identify retrofit opportunities, including: (1) analyzing patterns of major energy end-use categories at various time scales, (2) benchmarking the whole building total energy use as well as major end-uses against its peers, (3) benchmarking the power usage effectiveness for the data center, which is the largest electricity consumer in this building, and (4) diagnosing HVAC equipment using detailed time-series operating data. Finally, a few energy efficiency measures were identified for retrofit, and their energy savings were estimated to be 20percent of the whole-building electricity consumption. Based on the analyses, the building manager took a few steps to improve the operation of fans, chillers, and data centers, which will lead to actual energy savings. This study demonstrated that there are energy retrofit opportunities for high performance buildings and detailed measured building performance data and analytics can help identify and estimate energy savings and to inform the decision making during the retrofit process. Challenges of data collection and analytics were also discussed to shape best practice of retrofitting high performance buildings.

Hong , Tianzhen; Yang, Le; Hill, David; Feng , Wei

2014-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

343

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

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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

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MICS 2007 Robot Contest The robot contest will consist of two (two weight classes) sumo-robot tournaments. Each  

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MICS 2007 Robot Contest The robot contest will consist of two (two weight classes) sumo-robot the number of entries). In a sumo-robot match, two autonomously-controlled robots try to push each other outside of a round ring. This may sound destructive, but any harmful behavior by a robot, whether

Hu, Wen-Chen

345

Robotic follow system and method  

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Robot platforms, methods, and computer media are disclosed. The robot platform includes perceptors, locomotors, and a system controller, which executes instructions for a robot to follow a target in its environment. The method includes receiving a target bearing and sensing whether the robot is blocked front. If the robot is blocked in front, then the robot's motion is adjusted to avoid the nearest obstacle in front. If the robot is not blocked in front, then the method senses whether the robot is blocked toward the target bearing and if so, sets the rotational direction opposite from the target bearing, and adjusts the rotational velocity and translational velocity. If the robot is not blocked toward the target bearing, then the rotational velocity is adjusted proportional to an angle of the target bearing and the translational velocity is adjusted proportional to a distance to the nearest obstacle in front.

Bruemmer, David J [Idaho Falls, ID; Anderson, Matthew O [Idaho Falls, ID

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Robotics and remote systems applications  

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This article is a review of numerous remote inspection techniques in use at the Savannah River (and other) facilities. These include: (1) reactor tank inspection robot, (2) californium waste removal robot, (3) fuel rod lubrication robot, (4) cesium source manipulation robot, (5) tank 13 survey and decontamination robots, (6) hot gang valve corridor decontamination and junction box removal robots, (7) lead removal from deionizer vessels robot, (8) HB line cleanup robot, (9) remote operation of a front end loader at WIPP, (10) remote overhead video extendible robot, (11) semi-intelligent mobile observing navigator, (12) remote camera systems in the SRS canyons, (13) cameras and borescope for the DWPF, (14) Hanford waste tank camera system, (15) in-tank precipitation camera system, (16) F-area retention basin pipe crawler, (17) waste tank wall crawler and annulus camera, (18) duct inspection, and (19) deionizer resin sampling.

Rabold, D.E.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Lund September 2010 Robotics and Automation software  

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systems 4. Rosetta and future robots #12;LUCAS: Robotics and Semantic Systems, Lund, Sept. 2010 2 Robotics · Flexibility: ­ Interoperable and open systems? No, not sufficient in robotics! ­ Applications and technologies approaches... #12;LUCAS: Robotics and Semantic Systems, Lund, Sept. 2010 3 New/running robot projects

348

Bilateral Teleoperation of Wheeled Mobile Robot with Time Delay using Virtual Image Robot  

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Bilateral Teleoperation of Wheeled Mobile Robot with Time Delay using Virtual Image Robot Yasunori of wheeled mobile robot with time delay using the virtual image robot. In this paper, we introduce the virtual image robot as a master robot. The human operator commands the virtual image robot, the slave

349

Robot calibration without scaling  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

methods. Scaling is a common way of improving the condition number for a matrix. Researchers in other fields have developed specific methods of scaling matrices to improve the condition number. However, robotics researchers have not specifically addressed...

Ives, Thomas W.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

350

DOE Robotics Project  

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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)

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1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

1 - Mobile Robots: General Concepts  

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This chapter presents the fundamental general concepts of mobile robots that can move from one place to another autonomously within a predefined workspace to achieve their desired goals. Specifically, the chapter (i) provides a list of the main historical landmarks of general robotics and mobile robots, (ii) discusses the locomotion issues of ground (wheeled, legged) mobile robots, (iii) investigates the wheel and drive types of mobile robots (nonholonomic, omnidirectional) and, (iv) introduces the concepts of mobile robot degree of mobility, degree of steerability, and maneuverability.

Spyros G. Tzafestas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Design and control of a passively stabilized multimodal hopping robot  

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Stabilized Multimodal Hopping Robot A Thesis submitted inStabilized Multimodal Hopping Robot by Erica Pantel Masterfor a multimodal hopping robot. The robot harnesses passive

Pantel, Erica

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Los Alamos National Laboratory to host Robot Rodeo  

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Robot Rodeo Los Alamos National Laboratory to host Robot Rodeo Hazardous devices teams from around the Southwest will wrangle their bomb squad robots at the sixth annual Robot...

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Implementing intentional robotics principles using SSR2K platform  

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robots. IEEE Trans. on Robotics and Automation, Kortenkamp,IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, vol. 18, no.in: Intelligence for Space Robotics, E. Tunstel, A. Howard,

Kozma, Robert; Huntsberger, Terry; Aghazarian, Hrand; Freeman, Walter J III

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable wall construction and exterior insulation retrofit technology process and structure  

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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

356

Building America Expert Meeting: 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.

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Light-RITE California The Lighting Retrofit Information, Training and Education program  

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to implementing best practices in California's public buildings Professor Michael Siminovitch (co-author with UC, CSC, CCC, CIEE, DGS) UC Davis Rosenfeld Chair in Energy Efficiency The Consortium of Public Building makers on the implementation of best practices for lighting retrofits. We need to quickly develop

California at Davis, University of

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Review of selected recent research on US seismic design and retrofit  

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at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA 2 University of Texas Austin, Department of Civil Engineering, Austin, TX, USA 3 on research on retrofit of beam-to-column moment connections, frame modifications at beams' mid- span, self-centering systems, zipper frames, buckling-restrained braced frames, steel plate shear walls, plastic and rotation

Bruneau, Michel

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Controlled Rocking System for Seismic Retrofit of Steel Truss Bridge Piers  

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1 Controlled Rocking System for Seismic Retrofit of Steel Truss Bridge Piers Michael Pollino1 and Michel Bruneau2 ABSTRACT In assessments of the seismic adequacy of existing steel bridges, the steel, especially for bridges deemed critical for response and recovery efforts following an earthquake. While

Bruneau, Michel

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Review of Existing Energy Retrofit Sang Hoon Lee, Tianzhen Hong, Mary Ann Piette  

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ERNEST ORLANDO LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY #12;Disclaimer This document was prepared Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer. Please cite this report as follows: Lee, S.H., Hong, T., Piette, M.A. Review of existing energy retrofit tools. Lawrence Berkeley

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Advanced Critical Advanced Energy Retrofit Education and Training and Credentialing- 2014 BTO Peer Review  

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Presenter: David Riley, Penn State Targeting professionals, employers, and education program leaders in selected advanced energy retrofit (AER) project fields (including energy auditors, building operators, energy managers, and commissioning authorities), this project addresses the need for clearly defined competencies in critical fields supporting AER projects.

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Building America Expert Meeting: Multifamily Hydronic and Steam Heating Controls and Distribution Retrofits  

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This expert meeting was conducted on July 13, 2011 by the ARIES Collaborative in New York City. The topic of this expert meeting was cost-effective controls and distribution retrofit options for hot water and steam space heating systems in multi-family buildings with the goals of reducing energy waste and improving occupant comfort.

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Sustainability constraints in techno-economic analysis of general lighting retrofits  

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Abstract Several governmental programs seek the adoption of measures to promote energy efficiency through the substitution of old incadescent light bulbs by \\{CFLs\\} (compact fluorescent lamps). However, fluorescent lamps emit UV, pollute the environment with mercury and rare earths if disposed recklessly. These also present higher performance degradation levels, lower efficiency and shorter lifespans if compared to \\{LEDs\\} (light emitting diodes), which require higher initial investment. We advocate that retrofits shall have a broader scope, pursuing beyond the achievement of short term efficiency and profitability, but the long term sustainability. Thus, selecting which technology to use in a retrofit requires thorough feasibility study comparing alternatives. We propose a framework using equivalent annual costs (EAC) as a metric for comparing substitute technologies in lighting retrofits, considering sustainability constraints as reverse logistics, waste management, performance degradation, lifespan, luminous efficiency and energy prices. The results of a simulated general lighting retrofit comparing LED tubes, \\{CFLs\\} and fluorescent tubulars demonstrate CFL as the highest annual cost and toxic waste disposal in most scenarios, fluorescent tubular as the most economic alternative, but if their lifespans shorten, LED prices drop or achieve higher efficiency LED becomes the most sustainable and economically attractive alternative.

Fabrício P. Vahl; Lucila M.S. Campos; Nelson Casarotto Filho

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RETROFIT: A SOFTWARE TO SOLVE OPTIMIZATION AND IDENTIFICATION PROBLEMS APPLIED TO BUILDING ENERGY  

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under forecast weather or use conditions. Demand response strategies in smart grids consist in adjusting- els. ReTrofiT is first of all a simulation tool for evaluating building thermal behaviour can be obtained if the internal parameters of the model are calibrated using on-site measurements

Boyer, Edmond

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IRS Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Reduces Annual Energy Use by 76%  

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Document provides an overview of how the IRS and MC Realty Group, its property management firm, achieved a 76% reduction in lighting energy use at an IRS facility parking garage in Kansas City, Missouri. The retrofit resulted in annual energy savings of 2 million kWh, annual cost savings of over $122,000, and a simple payback of 2.5 years.

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Small Market Advanced Retrofit Transformation Program (SMART Scale) - 2014 BTO Peer Review  

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Presenter: Colin Clark, Ecology Action of Santa Cruz Ecology Action’s Small Market Advanced Retrofit Transformation (SMART Scale) program is a new technical, business, and implementation model for delivering energy efficiency measures in small (50,000 square feet or smaller) commercial buildings.

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Energy retrofit of residential building envelopes in Israel: A cost-benefit analysis  

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Abstract It is often taken for granted that thermal renovation of building envelopes not only conserves operational energy and reduces the environmental impact of generating electricity, but is also economically beneficial to the individual homeowner. While this may be true in cold climates, it may not necessarily be true in the case of Israel, most of which has a relatively mild Mediterranean climate but parts of which are hot and arid. This study, which sought to address this question, comprised two stages: a) Analysis of the direct economic benefits to the individual homeowner of different strategies for refurbishing the envelope of an existing building; and b) Examination of other (external) benefits to society arising from electricity conservation resulting from such retrofit. The analysis demonstrates that in Israel, given current electricity prices and building construction costs, insulating the roof is a cost-effective strategy – but the payback period is 15–30 years, making it unattractive to most homeowners. Insulating the external walls of a typical apartment results in electricity savings comparable to only one third of the retrofit cost, and is thus not economically viable. Accounting for the external benefits to society does make some marginal retrofits more attractive, but not sufficiently to justify most envelope retrofit options. This highlights the importance of adopting stringent standards for new construction, since the marginal cost of additional thermal insulation in new buildings is far lower than the cost of renovating them.

Chanoch Friedman; Nir Becker; Evyatar Erell

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot-aided neurorehabilitation: A novel robot for ankle rehabilitation  

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In this paper, we present the design and characterization of a novel ankle robot developed at the Massachusetts institute of technology (MIT). This robotic module is being tested with stroke patients at Baltimore Veterans ...

Roy, Anindo

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Robot Trac School : improving autonomous navigation in EOD robots  

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Autonomous Navigation in EOD Robots A thesis submitted inJason Lum, Kelly Grant and the EOD technicians at SPAWAR forAutonomous Navigation in EOD Robots by Thomas Denewiler

Denewiler, Thomas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

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

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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

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Coördinating human-robot communication  

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

Brööks, Andrëw G. (Brööks Zoz)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Robot Manipulation in Human Environments  

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Human environments present special challenges for robot manipulation. They are often dynamic, difficult to predict, and beyond the control of a robot engineer. Fortunately, many characteristics of these settings can be ...

Edsinger, Aaron

2007-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Robot manipulation in human environments  

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Human environments present special challenges for robot manipulation. They are often dynamic, difficult to predict, and beyond the control of a robot engineer. Fortunately, many characteristics of these settings can be ...

Edsinger, Aaron Ladd, 1972-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INTEGRATED ROBOT-HUMAN CONTROL IN MINING OPERATIONS  

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This report contains a detailed description of the work conducted in the first year of the project on Integrated Robot-Human Control in Mining Operations at University of Nevada, Reno. This project combines human operator control with robotic control concepts to create a hybrid control architecture, in which the strengths of each control method are combined to increase machine efficiency and reduce operator fatigue. The kinematics reconfiguration type differential control of the excavator implemented with a variety of ''software machine kinematics'' is the key feature of the project. This software re-configured excavator is more desirable to execute a given digging task. The human operator retains the master control of the main motion parameters, while the computer coordinates the repetitive movement patterns of the machine links. These repetitive movements may be selected from a pre-defined family of trajectories with different transformations. The operator can make adjustments to this pattern in real time, as needed, to accommodate rapidly-changing environmental conditions. A Bobcat{reg_sign} 435 excavator was retrofitted with electro-hydraulic control valve elements. The modular electronic control was tested and the basic valve characteristics were measured for each valve at the Robotics Laboratory at UNR. Position sensors were added to the individual joint control actuators, and the sensors were calibrated. An electronic central control system consisting of a portable computer, converters and electronic driver components was interfaced to the electro-hydraulic valves and position sensors. The machine is operational with or without the computer control system depending on whether the computer interface is on or off. In preparation for emulated mining tasks tests, typical, repetitive tool trajectories during surface mining operations were recorded at the Newmont Mining Corporation's ''Lone Tree'' mine in Nevada.

George Danko

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Imaging Robot Jonathan Dyssel Stets  

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with a Command File, a file that contains the coordinates and directions of the robot arm. One of the interfaces and an attached camera. The other interface, programmed in Matlab, controls the calculations of the robot armImaging Robot Jonathan Dyssel Stets Kongens Lyngby 2010 IMM-B.Sc-2010-42 #12;Technical University

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15 - Mobile Robots at Work  

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Robots of all types constitute one of the keys to human social and economic development. In particular, the benefits of using autonomous and intelligent mobile robots in medical, assistive, and service applications are numerous, and their positive impact in modern society is steadily increasing. The purpose of the present chapter is to provide an encyclopedic tour to a small set of mobile robots of various types that are actually used in modern industry and society. Specifically, the following robot categories are discussed with relevant photos included: (i) mobile robots and manipulators in the factory and industry, (ii) mobile robots in the society (rescue, guidance, hospital), (iii) mobile robots for home services (cleaning, other services), (iv) assistive mobile robots (autonomous wheelchairs, service mobile manipulators for the impaired), (v) mobile telerobots and web robots, and (vi) other mobile robot applications (entertainment, socialized robots, etc). The above applications illustrate the importance and value of mobile robots for achieving a better quality of human life in a wide variety of directions.

Spyros G. Tzafestas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotic actions in the human brain Robotic movement preferentially engages the action observation network  

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Robotic actions in the human brain 1 Robotic movement., Stadler, W. & Prinz, W. (in press / 2011). Robotic movement preferentially engages the action observation network. Human Brain Mapping. #12;Robotic

Hamilton, Antonia

378

Coordinated Control and Range Imaging for Mobile Manipulation  

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robotic plat- forms are sold and deployed for EOD and USAR applications. Foster-Miller's TALON platform). It is similarly scaled to currently fielded EOD robots and its differential drive is analogous to tracked, skid

Kelly, Alonzo

379

Characterizing Test Methods and Emissions Reduction Performance of In-Use Diesel Retrofit Technologies from the National Clean Diesel Campaign  

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Evaluation of in-use DPFs shows levels of reduction within in-use testing objectives: PM emission reductions >90%, elemental/black carbon reduction of ~99%, and retrofit durability.

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ApRemodel: A Study of Non-Technical Innovation in Multi- Occupancy Sustainable Retrofit Housing Projects  

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The ApRemodel project is a study of multi-occupancy retrofit in the Finnish context. As part of the study a research project was commissioned to identify and compare innovative practice with regards to non-technical issues being addressed in retrofit projects being undertaken in the UK housing sector. Given that the examples were required to address a multi-occupancy scenario all of these cases come from the UK social housing sector, where the majority of multi-occupancy retrofit is being undertaken. Here we outline the cases that were reviewed, the innovations that were identified within them and the main initial findings. Keywords: Retrofit, case studies, social housing, innovation

Will Swan; Carl Abbott; Catherine Barlow

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A Meta-Analysis of Single-Family Deep Energy Retrofit Performance in the U.S.  

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To increase retrofit energy and cost reductions will requireHumid Marine All Relative Energy Cost Savings (%) Cold Hot-Mixed-Humid All Absolute Energy Cost Savings (Cost ($)/ft

Less, Brennan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

4 - Mobile Robot Sensors  

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The use of sensors is of paramount importance for closing the feedback control loops that secure efficient and automated/autonomous operation of mobile robots in real-life applications. Sensing methods provide higher level and intelligence capabilities that go far beyond the “preprogrammed” style of operation. This chapter provides a conceptual introduction to a number of important sensors for mobile robot operation and control. Specifically, the objectives of the chapter are (i) to provide a popular classification of sensors, along with their operational features, (ii) to discuss sonar, laser, and infrared sensors, (iii) to present an outline of robotic vision and its principal functions (including omnidirectional vision), (iv) to list the operation principles of gyroscope, compass, and force/tactile sensors, and (v) to give a brief introduction to the global positioning system.

Spyros G. Tzafestas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Robot-to-Robot Nurturing: A Call to the Research Community  

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Robot-to-Robot Nurturing: A Call to the Research Community Mark Woehrer School of Computer Science and artificial systems, how robot-to-robot (R2R) nurturing is related to developmental robotics including epigenetic and morphogenetic robotics, why R2R nurturing should be considered an important topic, and why we

Schlupp, Ingo

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From Spider Robots to Half Disk Robots J-D. Boissonnat O. Devillers S. Lazard  

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From Spider Robots to Half Disk Robots J-D. Boissonnat O. Devillers S. Lazard INRIA, BP 93 06902 robot. The body of this robot is a single point and the legs are line segments attached to the body. The robot can only put its feet on some regions, called the foothold regions. Moreover, the robot is subject

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Introduction to RoboticsIntroduction to Robotics Jee-Hwan Ryu  

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Assembling Painting Field Robots: Surgery and Exploration MIS Undewater Exploration Mars Exploration #12Introduction to RoboticsIntroduction to Robotics Jee-Hwan Ryu School of Mechanical Engineering Korea University of Technology and Education What is Robot ? Robots in our Imagination #12;What is Robot

Ryu, Jee-Hwan

386

Retrofitting of Conditioning Systems for Existing Small Commercial Buildings - Analysis and Design of Liquid Desiccant - Vapor Compression Hybrid  

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RETROFITTING OF CONDITIONINC SYSTEMS FOR EXISTING SMALL COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS - ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF LIQUID DESICCANT - VAPOR COMPRESSION HYBRID Ozer A. Arnas Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering Louisiana State University Baton... is combined with air heated passively in an attic to regenerate the desiccant. A prototype open-cycle, liquid desiccant dehumidification system has been adapted to the existing mechanical system of the building (Figure 1). Guidelines for retrofitting...

Arnas, O. A.; McQueen, T. M.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Will robots see? Stanley A. Klein  

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Will robots see? Stanley A. Klein Will robots ever really see? Imagine a robot 10,000 years in the future. At that time we should finally understand the visual system and be able to build robots whose visual performance surpasses humans'. We will then ask: when a robot claims to be seeing, are its

Klein, Stanley

388

Robotique de service: robots assistants ou quipiers  

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l'equipe hommes-robots #12;3 Robots Programmed and repetitive activity: welding, painting1 Robotique de service: robots assistants ou équipiers Rachid Alami LAAS-CNRS Toulouse - France La robotique de service en Midi-Pyrénées ­ 25 Novembre 2011 - LAAS! !! Les robots parmi nous #12;2 !! Robots

Ingrand, François

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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

390

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

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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

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

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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

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

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This case study lists project information, cost and energy efficiency performance data, energy efficiency measures and lessons learned for a 1915 home in eastern Washington audited by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for an energy retrofit. The asbestos covered diesel boiler was left in place in the basement and a new SEER 16, HSPF 9.4 ductless heat pump with four inside heads was added to cut energy costs over $2,000/year.

393

CC® of Retrofitted, Renovated, and Rented Systems and Equipment in Utilities Plants  

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The 5 th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations (ICEBO 2005) October 11-13, 2005, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ESL-IC-10/05-21 1 CC ® of Retrofitted, Renovated, and Rented Systems and Equipment in Utilities Plants Chen Xu Qiang... Chen David E. Claridge W. Dan Turner Song Deng Energy Systems Laboratory Texas A&M University System KEYWORD Continuous Commissioning, Functional Performance Testing, Chillers, Boilers, Heating Hot water System ABSTRACT It is a common practice...

Xu, C.; Chen, Q.; Claridge, D. E.; Turner, W. D.; Deng, S.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulated Energy Savings Comparison Between Two Continuous Commissioning® Methods Applied to a Retrofitted Office Building  

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The 8 th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations (ICEBO 2008) October 20-22, 2008, Berlin, Germany Simulated Energy Savings Comparison Between Two Continuous Commissioning ? Methods Applied to a Retrofitted Office Building... and the cold and hot 1 ESL-IC-08-10-30 Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 The 8 th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations (ICEBO 2008) October 20...

Texas A& M Campus Building CC® Team

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

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METERING AND MONITORING APPROACHES FOR VERIFYING ENERGY SAVINGS FROM ENERGY CONSERVATION RETROFITS: EXPERIENCES FROM THE FIELD John R. McBride Charles J. Bohmer Roger H. Lippman Senior Scientist Senior Instrumentation Senior Instrumentation... drying process that operates at a constant energy level on a constant schedule are examples of this class of load. Engineering calculations without in-field metering and monitoring may be sufficient for this project class. Next in complexity...

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

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Utilization of computational fluid dynamics technique in low NOx burner/furnace retrofits  

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A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technique has been utilized to provide design guidance for retrofitting low NOx combustion systems and incorporating associated furnace modifications into existing utility boilers. The CFD program utilized is FW-FIRES (Fossil fuel, Water-walled Furnace Integrated Reaction and Emission Simulation) which simulates furnace combustion, heat transfer and pollutant formation based on fundamental principals of mass, momentum and energy conservations. The program models the gas flow field as a three-dimensional turbulent reacting continuum and the particle flow as a series of discrete particle trajectories through the gas continuum. Chemical reaction, heat transfer, and pollutant formation mechanisms are incorporated in the program. FW-FIRES furnace simulation of low NOx combustion system retrofits has been performed for various furnace configurations including front wall-fired, front and real wall-fired, and tangentially-fired furnaces, to determine the effects of burner/furnace modifications on the NOx emission, furnace exit gas temperature, furnace heat absorption, unburned carbon, and furnace wall corrosion. For front wall-fired, and front and real wall-fired furnaces, the NOx emission requirement is met by the use of Foster Wheeler lox NOx burners and overfire air (OFA) staging. Studies of burner and OFA quantify and spacing are conducted to limit NOx emission and unburned carbon to acceptable levels. A major concern in once-through supercritical units with OFA is furnace wall corrosion which is caused by high furnace wall metal temperature and corrosive hydrogen sulfide (H{sub 2}S) created in a reducing atmosphere from part of coal sulfur. The FW-FIRES code is used to minimize this corrosion potential by selecting the proper location and quantity of boundary air. A simulation of tangentially-fired unit, which has been retrofitted with low NOx burners, is used to study the effect of the burner tilt on the furnace exit gas temperature. This paper details the basis and results of several CFD analyses conducted for potential retrofit programs.

Cho, S.M.; Seltzer, A.H.; Ma, J.; Steitz, T.H.; Grusha, J.; Cole, R.W.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Determination of Retrofit Savings Using a Calibrated Building Energy Simulation Model  

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in commercial buildings (Katipamula and Claridge 1991. Wu et al. 1992). Of all the modeling approaches, use of building energy simulation programs is considered most comprehensive. However, owing to the considerable uncertainty involved with various input... presents the results of a study lucted to develop a robust methodology to mine retrofit energy and cost savings in commercial buildings when few measured data are available for the preretrofit condition. Although the study focuses on commercial...

Reddy, S. N.; Hunn, B. D.; Hood, D. B.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Retrofitting Inefficient Rooftop Air-Conditioning Units Reduces U.S. Navy Energy Use (Fact Sheet)  

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As part of the U.S. Navy's overall energy strategy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) partnered with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) to demonstrate market-ready energy efficiency measures, renewable energy generation, and energy systems integration. One such technology - retrofitting rooftop air-conditioning units with an advanced rooftop control system - was identified as a promising source for reducing energy use and costs, and can contribute to increasing energy security.

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2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Great Building Energy Predictor Shootout II: Measuring Retrofit Energy Savings  

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the MCC savings. Energy Systems Laboratory Texas A&M University Texas Engineering Experiment Station College Station, TX 77843-3581 ASHRAE Predictor Shootout H, p 4 BUS Savings Comparisons . ? In the BUS building, the savings were calculated using... Energy Systems Laboratory Texas A & M University Texas Engineering Experiment Station College Station, TX 77843-3581 ASHRAE Predictor Shootout II, p 6 Table 1: The Completed Entries received for the Predictor Shootout II: Measuring Retrofit Energy Savings...

Thamilseran, S.; Haberl, J. S.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

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The Ethics of Robotics  

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The three laws of Robotics first appeared together in Isaac Asimov's story 'Runaround' after being mentioned in some form or the other in previous works by Asimov. These three laws commonly known as the three laws of robotics are the earliest forms of depiction for the needs of ethics in Robotics. In simplistic language Isaac Asimov is able to explain what rules a robot must confine itself to in order to maintain societal sanctity. However, even though they are outdated they still represent some of our innate fears which are beginning to resurface in present day 21st Century. Our society is on the advent of a new revolution; a revolution led by advances in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence & Nanotechnology. Some of our advances have been so phenomenal that we surpassed what was predicted by the Moore's law. With these advancements comes the fear that our future may be at the mercy of these androids. Humans today are scared that we, ourselves, might create something which we cannot control. We may ...

Agrawal, Kush

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Savannah River Site Robotics  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Meet Sandmantis and Frankie, two advanced robotic devices that are key to cleanup at Savannah River Site. Sandmantis cleans hard, residual waste off huge underground storage tanks. Frankie is equipped with unique satellite capabilities and sensing abilties that can determine what chemicals still reside in the tanks in a cost effective manner.

None

2012-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

403

Robot Round Up  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Broadcast Transcript: This is a Postcard about robots. In Japan. Now there's a surprise. But suspend your disbelief for a moment, if you will. Let's talk about Evolta first. Evolta is a battery-powered triathlete headed for the Hawaiian Iron Man...

Hacker, Randi

2011-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

404

Wine Tasting Robots  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Broadcast Transcript: Well, Japanese scientists have created the world's first wine-tasting robot and the thought that springs to mind is: Why? Followed by: what were they thinking? Or, more to the point, what were they drinking? The scientists who...

Hacker, Randi; Tsutsui, William

2007-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

405

Singularities of Robot Manipulators Peter Donelan  

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Singularities of Robot Manipulators Peter Donelan School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer and control of robot manipulators. Singularities of the kinematic mapping, which determines the position singularities and, more specifically, singularities of robot manipulators, using aspects of the singularity

Donelan, Peter

406

Learning domain abstractions for long lived robots   

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Recent trends in robotics have seen more general purpose robots being deployed in unstructured environments for prolonged periods of time. Such robots are expected to adapt to different environmental conditions, and ...

Rosman, Benjamin Saul

2014-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

407

Quantum robots and environments  

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Quantum robots and their interactions with environments of quantum systems are described, and their study justified. A quantum robot is a mobile quantum system that includes an on-board quantum computer and needed ancillary systems. Quantum robots carry out tasks whose goals include specified changes in the state of the environment, or carrying out measurements on the environment. Each task is a sequence of alternating computation and action phases. Computation phase activites include determination of the action to be carried out in the next phase, and recording of information on neighborhood environmental system states. Action phase activities include motion of the quantum robot and changes in the neighborhood environment system states. Models of quantum robots and their interactions with environments are described using discrete space and time. A unitary step operator T that gives the single time step dynamics is associated with each task. T=Ta+Tc is a sum of action phase and computation phase step operators. Conditions that Ta and Tc should satisfy are given along with a description of the evolution as a sum over paths of completed phase input and output states. A simple example of a task—carrying out a measurement on a very simple environment—is analyzed in detail. A decision tree for the task is presented and discussed in terms of the sums over phase paths. It is seen that no definite times or durations are associated with the phase steps in the tree, and that the tree describes the successive phase steps in each path in the sum over phase paths.

Paul Benioff

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Performance of a Hot-Dry Climate Whole-House Retrofit, Stockton, California (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This case study describes a deep energy retrofit project on a home in Stockton, California, that reduced the energy use of the home by 23%

409

Mobile Robot Sensing for Environmental Applications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

infomechanical systems: A mobile wireless sensor networkMobile robot sensing for environmental applications Amarjeetsystems per- formed using mobile robot sensing systems. Both

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Holographic investigation of an industrial robot  

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Compliance of a revolute robot manipulator is studied experimentally by holographic interferometry using a pulsed ruby laser. In the analysis, loads simulating forces that the robot is...

Kurtoglu, Asim; Abramson, Nils; Carlsson, Torgny

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Autonomous Realtime Threat-Hunting Robot (ARTHR  

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Idaho National Laboratory researchers developed an intelligent plug-and-play robot payload that transforms commercial robots into effective first responders for deadly chemical, radiological and explosive threats.

INL

2008-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

412

Autonomous Realtime Threat-Hunting Robot (ARTHR  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Idaho National Laboratory researchers developed an intelligent plug-and-play robot payload that transforms commercial robots into effective first responders for deadly chemical, radiological and explosive threats.

INL

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

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

414

AUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC INSPECTION EXPERIMENTAL SYSTEM  

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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

415

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, Henry D. (Ballston Lake, NY)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

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

417

Human-Robot Physical Interaction with Dynamically Stable Mobile Robots  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the ballbot as an example. The ballbot is a dynamically stable mobile robot moving on a single spherical wheel single spherical wheeled mobile robot capable of omnidirec- tional motion. Unlike statically stable The ballbot uses a four-motor inverse mouse-ball drive unit for actuating the ball. The ballbot has

418

Cooperation of Heterogeneous, Autonomous Robots: A Case Study of Humanoid and Wheeled Robots  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

a tightly cooperative task, where the humanoid robot and the wheeled robot follow for a long distance a ballCooperation of Heterogeneous, Autonomous Robots: A Case Study of Humanoid and Wheeled Robots Jutta and a wheeled robot with largely complementing and some competing capabilities. By combining two strongly

Stryk, Oskar von

419

Robotics and Autonomous Systems 54 (2006) 288299 www.elsevier.com/locate/robot  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Robotics and Autonomous Systems 54 (2006) 288­299 www.elsevier.com/locate/robot Visual navigation robots have not been nearly as successful. We propose a new approach to vision-guided local navigation the robot heading. This potential field controls the angular acceleration of the robot, steering it towards

420

The Multi-robot Coverage Problem for Optimal Coordinated Search with an Unknown Number of Robots  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Multi-robot Coverage Problem for Optimal Coordinated Search with an Unknown Number of Robots of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 55455 Email: {hjmin|npapas}@cs.umn.edu Abstract-- This work presents a novel multi-robot coverage scheme for an unknown number of robots; it focuses on optimizing the number of robots and each

Minnesota, University of

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PhD Program in Bioengineering and Curriculum Advanced Robotics and Robotic Design  

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1 PhD Program in Bioengineering and Robotics Curriculum Advanced Robotics and Robotic Design...................................................................2 2. ROBOTICS FOR INTERVENTION ....................................ERRORE. IL SEGNALIBRO NON Ã? ...................................................................................................4 5. DEVELOPMENT AND CONTROL OF A NOVEL ROBOTIC MANIPULATOR BASED ON THE VARIABLE PHYSICAL DAMPING

Robbiano, Lorenzo

422

Rise of the Robots A look at the growth of robotics globally  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Rise of the Robots A look at the growth of robotics globally Minnesota's emerging robotics cluster #12;Global publication based in MN Mike Davin Editor, The Business of Robotics Communications Chair, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Advisory Committee, Robotics Alley

Levinson, David M.

423

"Can ants inspire robots?" Self-organized decision making in robotic swarms  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

on heat [3], alcohol [4], or phosphorescent glowing paint [5]. In the proposed method, every robot has its"Can ants inspire robots?" Self-organized decision making in robotic swarms Arne Brutschy.scheidler@iwes.fraunhofer.de In swarm robotics, large groups of relatively simple robots cooperate so that they can perform tasks

Libre de Bruxelles, Université

424

A NEW ROBOT DESIGN TO PASSIVELY DAMP FLEXIBLE ROBOTIC ARMS Louis J. Everett  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A NEW ROBOT DESIGN TO PASSIVELY DAMP FLEXIBLE ROBOTIC ARMS Louis J. Everett Mechanical robotic arm in which passive dampers eliminate unwanted oscillation. This paper derives and reduces, Modeling, Space Robotics 1. INTRODUCTION Long reach robot arms are being designed and implemented in space

Everett, Louis J.

425

Housing Archetype Analysis for Home Energy-Efficient Retrofit in the Great Lakes Region  

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This project report details activities and results of the 'Market Characterization' project undertaken by the Cost Effective Energy Retrofit (CEER) team targeted toward the DOE goal of achieving 30%-50% reduction in existing building energy use. CEER consists of members from the Dow Chemical Company, Michigan State University, Ferris State University and Habitat for Humanity Kent County. The purpose of this market characterization project was to identify housing archetypes which are dominant within Great Lakes region and therefore offer significant potential for energy-efficient retrofit research and implementation due to the substantial number of homes possessing similar characteristics. Understanding the characteristics of housing groups referred to as 'archetypes' by vintage, style, and construction characteristics can allow research teams to focus their retrofit research and develop prescriptive solutions for those structure types which are prevalent and offer high potential uptake within a region or market. Key research activities included; literature review, statistical analysis of national and regional data of the American Housing Survey (AHS) collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, analysis of Michigan specific data, development of a housing taxonomy of architectural styles, case studies of two local markets (i.e., Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids in Michigan) and development of a suggested framework (or process) for characterizing local markets. In order to gain a high level perspective, national and regional data from the U.S. Census Bureau was analyzed using cross tabulations, multiple regression models, and logistic regression to characterize the housing stock and determine dominant house types using 21 variables.

Kim, S. K.; Mrozowski, T.; Harrell-Seyburn, A.; Ehrlich, N.; Hembroff, L.; Bieburn, B.; Mazor, M.; McIntyre, A.; Mutton, C.; Parsons, G.; Syal, M. G.; Wilkinson, R.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

LANL hosts annual robot rodeo | National Nuclear Security Administrati...  

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

Media Room Photo Gallery LANL hosts annual robot rodeo LANL hosts annual robot rodeo NNSANews posted a photo: LANL hosts annual robot rodeo...

427

Robot-Assisted Bridge Inspection  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR®) deployed a customized AEOS man-portable unmanned surface vehicle and two commercially available underwater vehicles (the autonomous YSI EcoMapper and the tethered VideoRay) for inspection ... Keywords: Security and rescue robots, Underwater unmanned vehicles

Robin R. Murphy; Eric Steimle; Michael Hall; Michael Lindemuth; David Trejo; Stefan Hurlebaus; Zenon Medina-Cetina; Daryl Slocum

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Robotic Welding and Inspection System  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

429

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

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

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

430

Microsoft Word - LBNL Multifamily retrofits paper submitted_2nd revision_final_no track changes  

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

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

431

Retrofit of a Heat-Exchanger Network by Considering Heat-Transfer Enhancement and Fouling  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Besides, for network-topology modifications the capital cost associated with the related pipe and civil work is high, and the negative financial impact of production losses resulting from plant shut down during the lengthy periods of a retrofit is also a concern. ... One way is to add heat-transfer enhancement to the cold side in a heat exchanger to increase the cold-side heat-transfer coefficients, and the other is to change the network structure to reassign the temperature distribution in the network. ... An existing industrial PHT network is simulated using a dynamic, distributed math. ...

Yufei Wang; Robin Smith

2013-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

432

A systematic approach to energy efficiency retrofit solutions for exsisting office buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Institute of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Design and Building Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Lang Yunming Shao Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Lang Technical University of Munich, Germany 11/11/2014 A systematic approach to energy efficiency retrofit solutions... for existing office buildings ESL-IC-14-09-33 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Beijing, China, September 14-17, 2014 Institute of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Design and Building Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Lang...

Shao,Y.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Comparison between seismic retrofitting solutions for existing reinforced concrete buildings: a case study  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In assessing the safety of existing buildings, the specific actions dedicated to the knowledge of the structure delineate the parameters of the linear or non-linear analysis aimed at identifying the most appropriate structural intervention. In this context, the present paper collects the seismic analysis of a school building in reinforced concrete, illustrating the different stages concerning the acquisition of geometrical and mechanical data, problems about structural modelling and the features of the seismic retrofitting proposed. In closing, a critical comparison between the results derived from some techniques frequently used to seismically improve existing structures.

Francesco Porco; Andrea Fiore; Siro Casolo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Energy conservation and passive-solar retrofit workbook. [Consumer guide to home energy conservation  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The slow turnover of housing stock means that passive-solar and conservation equipment must be retrofitted into existing structures. This workbook was written to show homeowners how they can save money and use available technology to make their homes more efficient. Examples are drawn from actual projects in South Dakota homes. The first step is an evaluation of the situation in terms of climate, site, and findings from a home audit. Information on conservation principles, calculations, and construction techniques is followed by a marketing and financial guide. The workbook includes numerous line sketches, checklists, a glossary of conservation terms, and a list of information sources. 5 references, 7 figures, 17 tables. (DCK)

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1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Transformative CAD based industrial robot program generation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Industrial robots are widely used in various processes of surface manufacturing, such as spray painting, spray forming, rapid tooling, spray coating, and polishing. Robot programming for these applications is still time consuming and costly. Typical ... Keywords: CAD model, Industrial robot, Robot programming, Surface manufacturing

Heping Chen; Weihua Sheng

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Testbeds for ubiquitous robotics: A survey  

Science Journals Connector (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

Adrián Jiménez-González; Jose Ramiro Martinez-De Dios; Anibal Ollero

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Robotic Routers Onur Tekdas and Volkan Isler  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Robotic Routers Onur Tekdas and Volkan Isler Department of Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Technical Report # 08-01 {tekdao,isler}@cs.rpi.edu Abstract-- Mobile robots equipped with wireless networking capabilities can act as robotic routers and provide network connectivity to mobile users. Robotic

Bystroff, Chris

438

Unifying Artificial Intelligence Robotics: An Undergraduate Textbook  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Unifying Artificial Intelligence Robotics: An Undergraduate Textbook Introduction to AI Robotics United States Naval Academy Robotics as a discipline has been active for more than 40 years in robotics, history has checked the development of texts appropriate for an undergraduate course from

Crabbe, Frederick

439

Conference Program Neurotechnology for Biomimetic Robots  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Conference Program Neurotechnology for Biomimetic Robots Marine Science Center Northeastern University East Point, Nahant, MA 01908 May 14-16, 2000 Organizers: Joseph Ayers Marine Science Center robots. Swimming robots achieve propulsion by whole body undulations or tail flapping. Walking robots use

Ayers, Joseph

440

Medi, Human Robot Interaction in Pediatric Health  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

; Social Robots. ACM Classification Keywords H.5.m. Information interfaces and presentation (e.g., HCI

Greenberg, Saul

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441

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

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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

442

Building America Best Practices Series, Vol. 10 - Retrofit Techniques & Technologies: Air Sealing, A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners  

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

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

443

NCSU Box 7401 Raleigh, NC 27695 (919) 515-3480 Toll Free 1-800-33-NC SUN Passive Solar Retrofit  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

SOLAR CENTER INFORMATION Passive solar retrofit is the adding of solar features to an existing house you begin a passive solar retrofit, you should make sure that your house is energy) for your house. You may also want to review passive solar principles described in the Solar Center

444

Human-robot cooperative movement training: Learning a novel sensory motor transformation during walking with robotic assistance-as-needed  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

assistance turned on. With robot assist- ance, the subjectsWZ, Reinkensmeyer DJ: Robot- assisted reaching exerciseforce-feedback cueing in robot-assisted stroke therapy. IEEE

Emken, Jeremy L; Benitez, Raul; Reinkensmeyer, David J

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Quantum Robot: Structure, Algorithms and Applications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A kind of brand-new robot, quantum robot, is proposed through fusing quantum theory with robot technology. Quantum robot is essentially a complex quantum system and it is generally composed of three fundamental parts: MQCU (multi quantum computing units), quantum controller/actuator, and information acquisition units. Corresponding to the system structure, several learning control algorithms including quantum searching algorithm and quantum reinforcement learning are presented for quantum robot. The theoretic results show that quantum robot can reduce the complexity of O(N^2) in traditional robot to O(N^(3/2)) using quantum searching algorithm, and the simulation results demonstrate that quantum robot is also superior to traditional robot in efficient learning by novel quantum reinforcement learning algorithm. Considering the advantages of quantum robot, its some potential important applications are also analyzed and prospected.

Dao-Yi Dong; Chun-Lin Chen; Chen-Bin Zhang; Zong-Hai Chen

2005-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

446

Human-Robot Interaction-Based Intention Sharing of Assistant Robot for Elderly People  

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Intention reading is considered as an important issue in the field of human-robot interaction (HRI). Specifically, for cooperation ... a human and a robotic system, a robot should be aware of a given situation .....

Jeong-Yean Yang; Oh-Hun Kwon; Chan-Soon Lim…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Human-Robot Interaction-Based Intention Sharing of Assistant Robot for Elderly People  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Intention reading has been considered as one of the essential issues in the field of human-robot interaction (HRI). Specifically, for the cooperation between human and robotic system a robot should be aware of a ...

Jeong-Yean Yang; Oh-Hun Kwon; Chan-Soon Lim…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Developing safe and efficient robotic assistants for close-proximity human-robot collaboration  

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As the field of robotics continues to advance and the capabilities of robots continue to expand, there is a strong incentive to introduce robots into traditionally human-only domains. By harnessing the complementary strengths ...

Lasota, Przemyslaw A. (Przemyslaw Andrzej)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human-Robot Interactions in Robot-Assisted Urban Search and Rescue  

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Robot-assisted urban search and rescue is an ... of a domain where humans must interact with robots and the information they produce, providing capabilities ... execution errors (e.g., controlling the robots) are...

Robin Murphy; Jenn Casper

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robust end effecter for the introduction to Robotics Laboratory robotic arms  

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In the MIT ci ss Introduction to Robotics, a two link robotic arm is used to learn about robots however, the arm is limited since its only function is movement. In order to create a more meaningful and useful experience ...

Romatoski, Rebecca R. (Rebecca Rose)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Energy retrofit and occupant behaviour in protected housing: A case study of the Brunswick Centre in London  

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Accepted Manuscript Title: Energy retrofit and occupant behaviour in protected housing: A case study of the Brunswick Centre in London Author: Hui Ben Koen Steemers PII: S0378-7788(14)00411-3 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2014... .05.019 Reference: ENB 5055 To appear in: ENB Received date: 13-9-2013 Revised date: 9-5-2014 Accepted date: 14-5-2014 Please cite this article as: H. Ben, K. Steemers, Energy retrofit and occupant behaviour in protected housing: A case study of the Brunswick Centre...

Hui, Ben; Steemers, Koen

2014-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

452

Evaluation of Solid Sorbents as a Retrofit Technology for CO2 Capture from Coal-Fired Power Plants  

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Solid Sorbents as a Solid Sorbents as a Retrofit Technology for CO 2 Capture from Coal-fired Power Plants Background Retrofitting the current fleet of pulverized coal (PC)-fired power plants for the separation and sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) is one of the most significant challenges for effective, long-term carbon management. Post-combustion CO 2 capture using solid-sorbent based technologies is a potential resolution to this challenge that could be appropriate for both new and existing PC-fired power plant

453

Videos | Department of Energy  

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

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"

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Retrofit of an Engineered Glove-port to a Los Alamos National Laboratory's Plutonium Facility Glovebox  

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At the Los Alamos National Laboratory's Plutonium Facility (TA-55), various isotopes of plutonium along with other actinides are routinely handled such that the spread of radiological contamination and excursions of contaminants into the operator's breathing zone are prevented through the use of a variety of gloveboxes (the glovebox coupled with adequate negativity providing primary confinement). The current technique for changing glovebox gloves are the weakest part of this engineering control. 1300 pairs of gloves are replaced each year at TA-55, generating approximately 500 m{sup 3}/yr of transuranic (TRU) waste and Low Level Waste (LLW) waste that represents an annual disposal cost of about 4 million dollars. By retrofitting the LANL 8'' glove-port ring, a modern 'Push-Through' technology is utilized. This 'Push-Through' technology allows relatively fast glove changes to be done by operators with much less training and experience and without breaching containment. A dramatic reduction in waste is realized; exposure of the worker to residual contamination reduced, and the number of breaches due to installation issues is eliminated. In the following presentation, the evolution of the 'Push- Through' technology, the features of the glove-port retrofit, and waste savings are discussed. (author)

Rael, P.E.D.; Cournoyer, M.E.Ph.D.; Chunglo, S.D.; Vigil, T.J.; Schreiber, P.E.S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Retrofit design of a boil-off gas handling process in liquefied natural gas receiving terminals  

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Generation of Boil-off gas (BOG) in liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminals considerably affects operating costs and the safety of the facility. For the above reasons, a proper BOG handling process is a major determinant in the design of a LNG receiving terminal. This study proposes the concept of a retrofit design for a BOG the handling process using a fundamental analysis. A base design was determined for a minimum send-out case in which the BOG handling becomes the most difficult. In the proposed design, the cryogenic energy of the LNG stream is used to cool other streams inside the process. It leads to a reduction in the operating costs of the compressors in the BOG handling process. Design variables of the retrofit design were optimized with non-linear programming to maximize profitability. Optimization results were compared with the base design to show the effect of the proposed design. The proposed design provides a 22.7% energy saving ratio and a 0.176 year payback period.

Chansaem Park; Kiwook Song; Sangho Lee; Youngsub Lim; Chonghun Han

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Retrofit of existing 400 horsepower air compressor motor with steam turbine  

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This paper is on the completion of a retrofit project to replace an existing 400 Horsepower air compressor motor with a steam turbine. The discussion includes visuals to show the process involved in carrying out this project. There will be in three parts. The first part of the presentation will cover the planning and construction. Planning included defining a scope, collecting data to support this scope, determining engineering feasibility, and calculating an economic payback. Construction will include the preparations for the retrofit including details of upgrades to existing systems and components, and installation of new systems and components. This will be followed by details on the actual removal of the motor, installation of the turbine, and the revision of the controls. Startup of the air compressor on steam is then discussed including necessary preparation of steam systems. Next to be presented will be some of the problems and their solutions experienced during this project. Specifically discussed will be regulatory concerns, noise of operation, insurance, and fluctuations in plant process steam demand. The conclusion of the presentation will focus on present operating status, savings demonstrated, and maintenance required.

Sanders, S.F.

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicted Versus Actual Savings for a Low-Rise Multifamily Retrofit in Boulder, Colorado  

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To determine the most cost-effective methods of improving buildings, accurate analysis and prediction of the energy use of existing buildings is essential. However, multiple studies confirm that analysis methods tend to over-predict energy use in poorly insulated, leaky homes and thus, the savings associated with improving those homes. In NREL's report titled 'Assessing and Improving the Accuracy of Energy Analysis of Residential Buildings,' researchers propose a method for improving the accuracy of residential energy analysis methods. A key step in this process involves the comparisons of predicted versus metered energy use and savings. In support of this research need, CARB evaluated the retrofit of a multifamily building in Boulder, CO. The updated property is a 37 unit, 2 story apartment complex built in 1950, which underwent renovations in early 2009 to bring it into compliance with Boulder, CO's SmartRegs ordinance. Goals of the study were to: 1) evaluate predicted versus actual savings due to the improvements, 2) identify areas where the modeling assumptions may need to be changed, and 3) determine common changes made by renters that would negatively impact energy savings. In this study, CARB seeks to improve the accuracy of modeling software while assessing retrofit measures to specifically determine which are most effective for large multifamily complexes in the cold climate region. Other issues that were investigated include the effects of improving building efficiency on tenant comfort, the impact on tenant turnover rates, and the potential market barriers for this type of community scale project.

Arena, L.; Williamson, J.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lessons from shielding retrofits at the LAMPF/LANSCE/PSR accelerator, beam lines and target facilities  

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The experience in the past 7 years to improve the shielding and radiation control systems at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) and the Manuel Lujan Jr. Neutron Scattering Center (LANSCE) provides important lessons for the design of radiation control systems at future, high beam power proton accelerator facilities. Major issues confronted and insight gained in developing shielding criteria and in the use of radiation interlocks are discussed. For accelerators and beam lines requiring hands-on-maintenance, our experience suggests that shielding criteria based on accident scenarios will be more demanding than criteria based on routinely encountered beam losses. Specification and analysis of the appropriate design basis accident become all important. Mitigation by active protection systems of the consequences of potential, but severe, prompt radiation accidents has been advocated as an alternate choice to shielding retrofits for risk management at both facilities. Acceptance of active protection systems has proven elusive primarily because of the difficulty in providing convincing proof that failure of active systems (to mitigate the accident) is incredible. Results from extensive shielding assessment studies are presented including data from experimental beam spill tests, comparisons with model estimates, and evidence bearing on the limitations of line-of-sight attenuation models in complex geometries. The scope and significant characteristics of major shielding retrofit projects at the LAMPF site are illustrated by the project to improve the shielding beneath a road over a multiuse, high-intensity beam line (Line D).

Macek, R.J.

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision Robotic Assembly Machine  

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The world's largest laser system is the National Ignition Facility (NIF), located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. NIF's 192 laser beams are amplified to extremely high energy, and then focused onto a tiny target about the size of a BB, containing frozen hydrogen gas. The target must be perfectly machined to incredibly demanding specifications. The Laboratory's scientists and engineers have developed a device called the "Precision Robotic Assembly Machine" for this purpose. Its unique design won a prestigious R&D-100 award from R&D Magazine.

2009-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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

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This report documents a 3-year research 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. An extensive state-of-art review was conducted to leverage the existing body of knowledge of micropilot ignition with respect to retrofit applications. Additionally, 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. The objective for Phase I was to demonstrate the feasibility of micropilot ignition for large bore, slow speed engines operating at low compression ratios under laboratory conditions at the EECL. The primary elements of Micropilot Phase I were to develop a single-cylinder test chamber to study the injection of pilot fuel into a combustion cylinder and to develop, install and test a multi-cylinder micropilot ignition system for a 4-cylinder, natural gas test engine. In all, there were twelve (12) tasks defined and executed to support these two (2) primarily elements in a stepwise fashion. Task-specific approaches and results are documented in this report. The four-cylinder prototype data was encouraging for the micro-pilot ignition technology when compared to spark ignition. 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. The primary elements of Micropilot Phase II were to evaluate the results for the 4-cylinder system prototype developed for Phase I, then optimize this system and prepare the technology for the field demonstration phase in Year 3. In all, there were twelve (12) tasks defined and executed to support objectives in a stepwise fashion. The optimized four-cylinder system data demonstrated significant progress compared to Phase I results, as well as traditional spark ignition systems. 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 on 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). Commercialization of the retrofit micropilot ignition 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 retrofit micropilot ignition system.

Scott Chase; Daniel Olsen; Ted Bestor

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of running-man, a bipedal robot  

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are the “muscles” of the robot. Two types of RC servo motorsforce at the end. This robot is based on a previous robot ofSpecifications of Running Man robot prototype Hip range of

Chen, Jin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

ARIES: A mobile robot inspector  

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ARIES (Autonomous Robotic Inspection Experimental System) is a mobile robot inspection system being developed for the Department of Energy (DOE) to survey and inspect drums containing mixed and low-level radioactive waste stored in warehouses at DOE facilities. The drums are typically stacked four high and arranged in rows with three-foot aisle widths. The robot will navigate through the aisles and perform an autonomous inspection operation, typically performed by a human operator. It will make real-time decisions about the condition of the drums, maintain a database of pertinent information about each drum, and generate reports.

Byrd, J.S.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

463

A Visual Servoing System for an Amphibious Legged Robot  

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^oleur du robot, qui relaie pour sa part des commandes motrices aux six jambes du robot. Permettre `a un tel

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Feasibility of Retrofitting Centralized HVAC Systems for Room-Level Zoning Tamim Sookoor, Brian Holben, Kamin Whitehouse  

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Feasibility of Retrofitting Centralized HVAC Systems for Room-Level Zoning Tamim Sookoor, Brian {sookoor,bnh4k,whitehouse}@cs.virginia.edu Abstract--Heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) accounts's largest energy consumers. Many attempts have been made to optimize the control of HVAC systems

Whitehouse, Kamin

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The effect of an enclosure retrofit on air leakage rates for a multi-unit residential case-study building  

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Abstract This paper presents a relatively new, simple and robust, method for air leakage testing. A thirteen-story multi-unit residential building was tested for air leakage before and after an enclosure retrofit. The building suites had a pre-retrofit NLA50 average of 6.77 cm2/m2 and an average post-retrofit NLA50 of 2.82 cm2/m2—a 58% betterment. The effect of the retrofit on air leakage rates was assessed and compared to other multi-unit residential buildings across Canada and USA. The case study building was significantly tighter than other multi-unit residential buildings included in published studies. Recommendations were made for field-testing procedures in order to maximize the potential for accurate measured flow characteristics. Field-testing for air-tightness needs to be standardized in order for useful comparative results to be generated in order to inform future research and operational considerations for the multi-unit residential building stock across North America.

Robin Urquhart; Russell Richman; Graham Finch

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CASE STUDY OF DUCT RETROFIT OF A 1985 HOME AND GUIDELINES FOR ATTIC AND CRAWL SPACE DUCT SEALING  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is fully committed to research for developing the information and capabilities necessary to provide cost-effective residential retrofits yielding 50% energy savings within the next several years. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is the biggest energy end use in the residential sector, and a significant amount of energy can be wasted through leaky ductwork in unconditioned spaces such as attics and crawl spaces. A detailed duct sealing case study is presented for one house along with nine brief descriptions of other duct retrofits completed in the mixed-humid climate. Costs and estimated energy savings are reported for most of the ten houses. Costs for the retrofits ranged from $0.92/ft2 to $1.80/ft2 of living space and estimated yearly energy cost savings due to the duct retrofits range from 1.8% to 18.5%. Lessons learned and duct sealing guidelines based on these ten houses, as well as close work with the HVAC industry in the mixed-humid climate of East Tennessee, northern Georgia, and south-central Kentucky are presented. It is hoped that the lessons learned and guidelines will influence local HVAC contractors, energy auditors, and homeowners when diagnosing or repairing HVAC duct leakage and will be useful for steering DOE s future research in this area.

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

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

The Value of the EWIT Computer Program in Identifying Economically Viable Retrofit Options for Existing Commercial Buildings  

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EWIT's potential as a tool for evaluating retrofit options for existing commercial buildings. To achieve this goal two case buildings in the Denver area were analyzed by means of the EWIT program. The first building is a one story structure of 10...

Andrews, W. M.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Building America Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes: Cascade Apartments- Deep Energy Multifamily Retrofit (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In December of 2009-10, King County Housing Authority implemented energy retrofit improvements in the Cascade multifamily community, located in Kent, Washington, which resulted in annual energy cost savings of 22%, improved comfort and air quality for residents, and increased durability of the units.

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Adoption of Vehicular Ad Hoc Networking Protocols by Networked Robots  

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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

470

A Meta-Analysis of Single-Family Deep Energy Retrofit Performance in the U.S.  

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The current state of Deep Energy Retrofit (DER) performance in the U.S. has been assessed in 116 homes in the United States (US), using actual and simulated data gathered from the available domestic literature. Substantial airtightness reductions averaging 63% (n=48) were reported (two- to three-times more than in conventional retrofits), with average post-retrofit airtightness of 4.7 Air Changes per House at 50 Pascal (ACH50) (n=94). Yet, mechanical ventilation was not installed consistently. In order to avoid indoor air quality (IAQ) issues, all future DERs should comply with ASHRAE 62.2-2013 requirements or equivalent. Projects generally achieved good energy results, with average annual net-site and net-source energy savings of 47%±20% and 45%±24% (n=57 and n=35), respectively, and carbon emission reductions of 47%±22% (n=23). Net-energy reductions did not vary reliably with house age, airtightness, or reported project costs, but pre-retrofit energy usage was correlated with total reductions (MMBtu). Annual energy costs were reduced $1,283±$804 (n=31), from a pre-retrofit average of $2,738±$1,065 to $1,588±$561 post-retrofit (n=25 and n=39). The average reported incremental project cost was $40,420±$30,358 (n=59). When financed on a 30-year term, the median change in net-homeownership cost was only $1.00 per month, ranging from $149 in savings to an increase of $212 (mean=$15.67±$87.74; n=28), and almost half of the projects resulted in reductions in net-cost. The economic value of a DER may be much greater than is suggested by these net-costs, because DERs entail substantial non-energy benefits (NEBs), and retrofit measures may add value to a home at resale similarly to general remodeling, PV panel installation, and green/energy efficient home labels. These results provide estimates of the potential of DERs to address energy use in existing homes across climate zones that can be used in future estimates of the technical potential to reduce household energy use and greenhouse gas emissions through DERs.

Less, Brennan; Walker, Iain

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Drum inspection robots: Application development  

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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

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ORNL researcher developing robotic hand  

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Oak Ridge National Lab is literally giving the robotics industry a hand. One scientist there is currently working on a fluid powered hand that will help everyone from amputees to the military.

Dr.Lonnie Love

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

473

Intelligent Servant Robot with Artificial Neural Network  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Abstract: This work aims at proposing a design of a self learning intelligent porter robot that is constructed with ANN. The basic functionality of the robot includes obstacle avoidance and path learning through its codes as well as ANN. The robot is expected to work in an industrial or domestic environment, where it port objects from one place to another provided place is being instructed to it. The robot is fed with blue print of its working environment. The robot has a skid wheels and an arm of 3 degrees of freedom. Key Words: Robot, Artificial neural network and obstacle I.

Prof Hari; Ram Vishwakarma; M S Ishwarya

474

Assisting manual welding with robot  

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This paper presents a first attempt to assist manual welding with a physically interactive robot. An interactive control scheme is developed to suppress the vibrations of torch during the welding of novice welders. The torch is attached to the end-effector of a haptic-robot. Human and robot act together on the welding torch: the human controls the direction and speed; the robot suppresses the sudden and abrupt motions. The control scheme is developed by experimenting with an air-paint-brush. The painting process emulates the actual welding. Such an emulating environment is useful to surmount the difficulties of experimentation with actual welding. The impedance parameters of the control scheme are investigated. A damping value is determined for an effective vibration suppression and minimum human effort. A variable impedance control scheme is applied to ease the manipulation of the torch while not welding. The results of real welding of novice welders with and without robot assistance are presented. There is a considerable improvement in the performance of the welders when they are assisted with the robot.

Mustafa Suphi Erden; Bobby Mari?

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

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

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

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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

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Funding Opportunity Announcement State Energy Program (SEP) Strengthening Building Retrofit Markets and Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action  

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT U. S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory State Energy Program (SEP) Strengthening Building Retrofit Markets and Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action DE-FOA-0000251 Announcement Type: Initial CFDA Number: 81.041 Issue Date: 04/09/2010 Application Due Date: 05/24/2010 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time 1 NOTE: REGISTRATION/SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS Registration Requirements There are several one-time actions you must complete in order to submit an application in response to this Announcement (e.g., obtain a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, register with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), and register with Grants.gov). Applicants who are not registered with CCR and Grants.gov, should allow at

478

Hydronic Controls Retrofits for Low-Rise Multi-Famiy Buildings  

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

Residential Integrated Energy Solutions Residential Integrated Energy Solutions Building America Stakeholder Meeting Austin, Texas February 29 to March 2, 2012 Hugh Henderson, CDH Energy Corp. Jordan Dentz, The Levy Partnership, Inc. Hydronic Controls Retrofits for Low-Rise Multi-Family Buildings Research Objective * Determine the impact of control strategies that use apartment temperatures for central boiler control on energy consumption, comfort and cost. * Compare energy performance, comfort and cost to individual radiator valve controls in each apartment. Background * Most multi-family boiler systems have: - No zone/apartment level control, or - Non-electric thermostats on radiator valves * Central boiler system resets hot water based on outdoor temperature * Problem: - apartments are often too hot or too cold.

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

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

Super ESPC Best Practices Super ESPC Best Practices Preliminary Screening for Project Feasibility and Applications for Geothermal Heat Pump Retrofit Projects GHPs Should Always be Considered for Federal Sites Geothermal or ground-source heat pumps (GHPs) are a highly efficient method of providing heating and cooling for buildings. The technology has been applied successfully in a wide variety of building types - single- and multi-family dwellings, schools, offices, department and convenience stores, hotels, post offices, and libraries among others - and in climates and geographical zones across the United States, from the deserts of Fort Irwin, California, to downtown Manhattan, and from South Texas to Northern Minnesota. Given their energy and cost savings potential, and their wide range of applicability, GHPs should always be considered as a

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Integration of solar energy in coal-fired power plants retrofitted with carbon capture: A review  

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Abstract This paper reviews the utilization of solar thermal energy technology in assisting coal-fired power plants retrofitted with post-combustion carbon capture (PCC). The focus is on compensating the so-called ‘energy penalty’ imposed on the power plant output by the introduction of PCC plant operations. The integration of solar thermal energy can offset the power plant output reduction due to the PCC installation by totally, or partially providing the energy requirement of the carbon capture plant. The main process integration approaches proposed in this regard are reviewed; their advantages and drawbacks are discussed considering technical and climatic factors. The paper also discusses the merits of this hybridization of power, capture and solar plants as a transition solution for future low-carbon power generation.

Forough Parvareh; Manish Sharma; Abdul Qadir; Dia Milani; Rajab Khalilpour; Matteo Chiesa; Ali Abbas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Assessment of Envelope Measures in Mild Climate Deep Energy Retrofits  

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Energy end-uses and interior comfort conditions have been monitored in 11 Deep Energy Retrofits (DERs) in a mild marine climate. Two broad categories of DER envelope were identified: first, bringing homes up to current code levels of insulation and airtightness, and second, enhanced retrofits that go beyond these code requirements. The efficacy of envelope measures in DERs was difficult to determine, due to the intermingled effects of enclosure improvements, HVAC system upgrades and changes in interior comfort conditions. While energy reductions in these project homes could not be assigned to specific improvements, the combined effects of changes in enclosure, HVAC system and comfort led to average heating energy reductions of 76percent (12,937 kWh) in the five DERs with pre-retrofit data, or 80percent (5.9 kWh/ft2) when normalized by floor area. Overall, net-site energy reductions averaged 58percent (15,966 kWh; n=5), and DERs with code-style envelopes achieved average net-site energy reductions of 65percent (18,923 kWh; n=4). In some homes, the heating energy reductions were actually larger than the whole house reductions that were achieved, which suggests that substantial additional energy uses were added to the home during the retrofit that offset some heating savings. Heating system operation and energy use was shown to vary inconsistently with outdoor conditions, suggesting that most DERs were not thermostatically controlled and that occupants were engaged in managing the indoor environmental conditions. Indoor temperatures maintained in these DERs were highly variable, and no project home consistently provided conditions within the ASHRAE Standard 55-2010 heating season comfort zone. Thermal comfort and heating system operation had a large impact on performance and were found to depend upon the occupant activities, so DERs should be designed with the occupants needs and patterns of consumption in mind. Beyond-code building envelopes were not found to be strictly necessary for the achievement of deep energy savings in existing uninsulated homes in mild marine climates, provided that other energy end-uses were comprehensively reduced. We recommend that mild climate DERs pursue envelopes in compliance with the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and pair these with high efficiency, off-the-shelf HVAC equipment. Enhanced building envelopes should be considered in cases where very low heating energy use (<1,000 kWh/year or <0.5 kWh/ft2-year) and enhanced thermal comfort (ASHRAE 55-2010) are required, as well as in those situations where substantial energy uses are added to the home, such as decorative lighting, cooling or smart home A/V and communication equipment.

Walker, Iain; Less, Brennan

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Exploring Cost-Effective, High Performance Residential Retrofits for Affordable Housing in the Hot Humid Climate  

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In 2009, a Department of Energy Building America team led by the Florida Solar Energy Center began working with partners to find cost-effective paths for improving the energy performance of existing homes in the hot humid climate. A test-in energy audit and energy use modeling of the partner's proposed renovation package was performed for 41 affordable and middle income foreclosed homes in Florida and Alabama. HERS1 Indices ranged from 92 to 184 with modeled energy savings ranging from 3% to 50% (average of 26%). Analyses and recommendations were discussed with partners to encourage more efficient retrofits, highlight health and safety issues, and gather feedback on incremental cost of high performance measures. Ten completed renovations have modeled energy savings ranging from 9% to 48% (average 31%.) This paper presents the project's process including our findings thus far and highlights of the first home to meet the target HERS Index of 70.

McIlvaine, Janet; Sutherland, Karen; Schleith, Kevin; Chandra, Subrato

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News From the D.C. Office: Integrated Chiller Retrofits-Sharing Experience  

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3 Aerial view of Washington D.C. 3 Aerial view of Washington D.C. News From the D.C. Office Integrated Chiller Retrofits: Sharing Experience Makes "Cool Sense" A recent issue of the Center for Building Science News [Spring 1996, p.2] described the opportunities for significant energy savings from replacing older, inefficient chillers. These savings can be increased greatly if building owners and managers approach the chiller replacement not just as a requirement, but also as an opportunity-that of investing in other energy-saving measures that reduce cooling loads and lead to the downsizing of the chiller and related equipment. The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute estimates that 80,000 existing chillers using CFC refrigerants need to be replaced or converted to use HCFC or HFC refrigerants. Of these, about 20,000 will be replaced or

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

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Cost effeCtive Cost effeCtive oxy-Combustion teChnology for retrofitting Coal-fireD boilers Background Electric power generation from fossil fuels represents one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, not just in the United States, but throughout the world. Various technologies and concepts are being investigated as means to mitigate carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions. The concept of pulverized coal (PC) oxy-combustion is one potential economical solution, whereby coal is combusted in an enriched oxygen environment using pure oxygen diluted with recycled flue gas. In this manner, the flue gas is composed primarily of CO 2 and H 2 O, so that a concentrated stream of CO 2 is produced by simply condensing the water in the exhaust stream. An advantage of

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Human-robot skills transfer interfaces for a flexible surgical robot  

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In minimally invasive surgery, tools go through narrow openings and manipulate soft organs to perform surgical tasks. There are limitations in current robot-assisted surgical systems due to the rigidity of robot tools. The aim of the STIFF-FLOP European ... Keywords: Inverse reinforcement learning, Learning from demonstration, Robot-assisted surgery, Skills transfer, Soft robotics, Stochastic optimization

Sylvain Calinon, Danilo Bruno, Milad S. Malekzadeh, Thrishantha Nanayakkara, Darwin G. Caldwell

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Tandem robot control system and method for controlling mobile robots in tandem  

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A control system for controlling mobile robots provides a way to control mobile robots, connected in tandem with coupling devices, to navigate across difficult terrain or in closed spaces. The mobile robots can be controlled cooperatively as a coupled system in linked mode or controlled individually as separate robots.

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

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Matching Robot Appearance and Behavior to Tasks to Improve Human-Robot Cooperation  

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Matching Robot Appearance and Behavior to Tasks to Improve Human-Robot Cooperation Jennifer Goetz Interaction Institute Carnegie Mellon University apowers@cmu.edu Abstract A robot's appearance and behavior provide cues to the robot's abilities and propensities. We hypothesize that an appropriate match between

Kiesler, Sara

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HUMAN ROBOT INTERACTION FOR MULTI-ROBOT SYSTEMS A Dissertation Proposal by  

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HUMAN ROBOT INTERACTION FOR MULTI-ROBOT SYSTEMS A Dissertation Proposal by Bennie G. Lewis Jr. 11 Hughes Annie Wu #12;Outline Abstract ii 1 Introduction 1 2 Related Work 3 2.1 Human Robot Interaction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2.2 Multi-Robot Manipulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2

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Multi-robot Cooperation for Human-Robot Communication Takayuki Kanda1  

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Multi-robot Cooperation for Human-Robot Communication Takayuki Kanda1 , Hiroshi Ishiguro1-0288 Kyoto, Japan E-mail kanda@atr.co.jp Abstract This paper illustrates how robots can effectively coop- erate to facilitate communication with people. We expect that communication robots will play

Kanda, Takayuki

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The Snackbot: Documenting the Design of a Robot for Long-term Human-Robot Interaction  

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The Snackbot: Documenting the Design of a Robot for Long-term Human-Robot Interaction Min Kyung Lee Glaser3 , Sara Kiesler1 1 HCI Institute, 2 Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Ave@usna.edu ABSTRACT We present the design of the Snackbot, a robot that will deliver snacks in our university

Crabbe, Frederick

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Robotics and Autonomous Systems 30 (2000) 515 Architectures for a biomimetic hexapod robot  

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Robotics and Autonomous Systems 30 (2000) 5­15 Architectures for a biomimetic hexapod robot Fred Institute, 405 North Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801, USA Abstract This paper describes a six-legged robot based on the features of an agile insect, the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana. The robot is designed

Nelson, Mark E.

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Service Robot Anthropomorphism and Interface Design for Emotion in Human-Robot Interaction  

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Service Robot Anthropomorphism and Interface Design for Emotion in Human-Robot Interaction Tao interest in both developing and implementing service robots for health care and home environments. In addition to a variety of functions supported by robotic technology, the interaction between a human

Zhang, Tao

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Exploring robust, intuitive and emergent physical human-robot interaction with the humanoid robot  

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Exploring robust, intuitive and emergent physical human-robot interaction with the humanoid robot INRIA, France Abstract--We present how a humanoid robot, called Acroban, allows whole-body robust, natural and intuitive physical interac- tion with both adults and children. These physical human-robot

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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From Ants to Robots and Back: How Robotics Can Contribute to the Study of Collective  

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From Ants to Robots and Back: How Robotics Can Contribute to the Study of Collective Animal Behavior Simon Garnier Abstract. Swarm robotics has developed partly from biological discoveries that have review some of the ways robotics contributes in return to the study of collective animal behavior. I

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Liability in Robotics: An International Perspective on Robots as Richard Kelley1  

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Liability in Robotics: An International Perspective on Robots as Animals Richard Kelley1 , Enrique Circuit, San Francisco, CA 94109, enrique schaerer@ca9.uscourts.gov Abstract As service robots become increasingly common in society, so too will accidents involving service robots. Current law functions

Nicolescu, Monica

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Robots in the Wild: Observing Human-Robot Social Interaction Outside the Lab  

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Robots in the Wild: Observing Human-Robot Social Interaction Outside the Lab Selma Sabanovic@rpi.edu Marek P. Michalowski Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 Email: michalowski@cmu.edu Reid Simmons Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

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Advanced Robotics, Vol. 21, No. 10, pp. 11151129 (2007) VSP and Robotics Society of Japan 2007.  

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Advanced Robotics, Vol. 21, No. 10, pp. 1115­1129 (2007) VSP and Robotics Society of Japan 2007. Also available online - www.brill.nl/ar Full paper Integrating robotics and neuroscience: brains for robots, bodies for brains MICHELE RUCCI , DANIEL BULLOCK and FABRIZIO SANTINI Department of Cognitive

Rucci, Michele

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ICORR '99: International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, Stanford, CA AUTONOMY AND LEARNING IN MOBILE ROBOTS  

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- 1 - ICORR '99: International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, Stanford, CA AUTONOMY AND LEARNING IN MOBILE ROBOTS George A. Bekey Computer Science Department University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 90089-0781 bekey@robotics.usc.edu http://www-robotics.usc.edu/ Abstract Recent trends

Duckett, Tom

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TESTING OF THE FE WALKING ROBOT MAY 2006 1 Testing of the FE Walking Robot  

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TESTING OF THE FE WALKING ROBOT MAY 2006 1 Testing of the FE Walking Robot Elianna R Weyer, May and result of testing the FE walking robot during spring 2006. Improve- ments in code and launch technique. The author predicts that with continued optimization and testing, the FE walking robot can surpass

Ruina, Andy L.

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EnergyFit Nevada (formerly known as the Nevada Retrofit Initiative) final report and technical evaluation  

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The EnergyFit Nevada (EFN) Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP, and referred to in this document as the EFN program) currently encourages Nevada residents to make whole-house energy-efficient improvements by providing rebates, financing, and access to a network of qualified home improvement contractors. The BBNP funding, consisting of 34 Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) and seven State Energy Program (SEP) grants, was awarded for a three-year period to the State of Nevada in 2010 and used for initial program design and implementation. By the end of first quarter in 2014, the program had achieved upgrades in 553 homes, with an average energy reduction of 32% per home. Other achievements included: ? Completed 893 residential energy audits and installed upgrades in 0.05% of all Nevada single-family homes1 ? Achieved an overall conversation rate of 38.1%2 ? 7,089,089 kWh of modeled energy savings3 ? Total annual homeowner energy savings of approximately $525,7523 ? Efficiency upgrades completed on 1,100,484 square feet of homes3 ? $139,992 granted in loans to homeowners for energy-efficiency upgrades ? 29,285 hours of labor and $3,864,272 worth of work conducted by Nevada auditors and contractors4 ? 40 contractors trained in Nevada ? 37 contractors with Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification in Nevada ? 19 contractors actively participating in the EFN program in Nevada 1 Calculated using 2012 U.S. Census data reporting 1,182,870 homes in Nevada. 2 Conversion rate through March 31, 2014, for all Nevada Retrofit Initiative (NRI)-funded projects, calculated using the EFN tracking database. 3 OptiMiser energy modeling, based on current utility rates. 4 This is the sum of $3,596,561 in retrofit invoice value and $247,711 in audit invoice value.

Carvill, Anna; Bushman, Kate; Ellsworth, Amy

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