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Seismic design, testing and analysis of reinforced concrete wall buildings  

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and Priestley M.J.N. (1992). “Seismic Design of Reinforced2007). “Displacement Based Seismic Design of Structures”.318-99 Provisions for Seismic Design of Structural Walls.

Panagiotou, Marios

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Standards and Test Procedures  

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Standards and Test Standards and Test Procedures to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Standards and Test Procedures on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Standards and Test Procedures on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Standards and Test Procedures on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Standards and Test Procedures on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Standards and Test Procedures on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Standards and Test Procedures on AddThis.com... About Standards & Test Procedures Implementation, Certification & Enforcement Rulemakings & Notices Further Guidance ENERGY STAR® Popular Links Success Stories Previous Next Lighten Energy Loads with System Design. Learn More.

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Building Design | Department of Energy  

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

Design Design Building Design October 16, 2013 - 4:41pm Addthis Planning, Programming & Budgeting Building Design Project Construction Integrating renewable energy within Federal new construction or major renovations is critical at each phase of the design process. This overview covers considerations for renewable energy in the design phases of a construction project, including choosing the design team, the design team charrette, preliminary design, schematic design, design development, and construction documents. Information on this page introduces each of the design phases and provides a link to deeper-level information. Key Actions in Building Design Require specific renewable energy experience and skills for design team. Prioritize energy-related program

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Energy Efficient Industrial Building Design  

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The design of industrial buildings today is still largely unaffected by energy legislation and building technologies. The present corporate tax structures for industry do little to encourage investment of capital for future operating cost savings...

Holness, G. V. R.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benefits of Sustainable Building Design  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The application of sustainable building design not only helps Federal facilities meet laws and regulations, it also provides them with many other benefits. These benefits include:

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Building Design | Department of Energy  

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

Design Design Building Design As a researcher at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Dr. Michael Brambley is working to improve the energy efficiency of our nation’s buildings. In this "10 Questions," learn how he is marrying engineering and computer technology to cut energy waste in commercial buildings. As a researcher at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Dr. Michael Brambley is working to improve the energy efficiency of our nation's buildings. In this "10 Questions," learn how he is marrying engineering and computer technology to cut energy waste in commercial buildings. Commercial buildings have high energy needs and can put great strain on the nation's power grids during peak periods. Developing more efficient

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Design of the Building Envelope  

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Lay-on PV modules are designed for one purpose only: the generation of electricity using solar power. This handbook concerns building integration where the PV elements also have to play the same role as the tr...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AEDG Implementation Recommendations: Testing and Balancing | Building  

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Testing and Balancing Testing and Balancing The Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) for Small Office Buildings, 30% series, seeks to achieve 30% savings over ASHRAE Standard 90.1-1999. This guide focuses on improvements to small office buildings, less than 20,000ft2. The recommendations in this article are adapted from the implementation section of the guide and focus on testing, adjusting, and balancing; heating sources; filters. Publication Date: Sunday, April 13, 2008 air_testing_and_balancing.pdf Document Details Affiliation: DOE BECP Focus: Compliance Building Type: Commercial Code Referenced: ASHRAE Standard 90.1-1999 Document type: AEDG Implementation Recommendations Target Audience: Architect/Designer Builder Contractor Engineer State: All States Contacts Web Site Policies U.S. Department of Energy

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Architecture and Environmental Building Design  

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1 56% 2% 7% 2% 5% 28% Architecture and Environmental Building Design 33% response rate Full Seeking Employment as of the date they completed the survey- 27% 69% 19% 12% Landscape Architecture 46" Architecture, Master of Architecture (M.Arch) Fulltime Employment Amanda Levete Architects, Design, Part II

Plotkin, Joshua B.

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Systematic Design Assessment Techniques for Solar Buildings  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...Design Assessment Techniques for Solar Buildings J. K. Page G. G. Rodgers C. G. Souster Solar building design involves the systematic study...energy supply and energy demand within buildings. Variations in weather exercise a dominant...

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Current Test Procedure Waivers  

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Test Procedure Test Procedure Waivers to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Current Test Procedure Waivers on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Current Test Procedure Waivers on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Current Test Procedure Waivers on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Current Test Procedure Waivers on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Current Test Procedure Waivers on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Current Test Procedure Waivers on AddThis.com... About Standards & Test Procedures Implementation, Certification & Enforcement Rulemakings & Notices Current Rulemakings & Notices Test Procedure Waivers Recent Federal Register Notices How to Participate or Comment

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Sustainable Building Design Training | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sustainable Building Design Training Sustainable Building Design Training Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Sustainable Building Design Training Agency/Company /Organization: United States Department of Energy Focus Area: Buildings Resource Type: Training materials Website: www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/program/sustainable_training.html References: Sustainable Building Design Training[1] Logo: Sustainable Building Design Training This training, sponsored by FEMP and other organizations, provides Federal agencies the essential information and skills needed to plan, implement, and manage sustainable buildings and sites. Overview "Sustainable Design Training Opportunities to learn more about sustainable design are available throughout the year. This training, sponsored by FEMP

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Chapter 4: The Building Architectural Design  

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

: The Building : The Building Architectural Design Schematic Design Designing Using Computer Simulations Design of High Performance Features and Systems Designing for Daylighting Passive and Active Solar Systems Accommodating Recycling Activities LANL | Chapter 4 The Building Architectural Design Schematic Design Achieving a sustainable building requires a commitment from developing the initial F&OR documents through construction detailing and commissioning. Initial deci- sions, such as the building's location, general massing, and configuration profoundly affect the building's envi- ronmental impact and energy performance. Well- defined sustainable goals will guide the entire spectrum of decision-making throughout the design and con- struction process (see Chapter 2).

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Integrated Building Energy Systems Design Considering Storage Technologies  

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L ABORATORY Integrated Building Energy Systems Design7301 Integrated building energy systems design considering

Stadler, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design commercial buildings | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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

Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Why you should design to earn the ENERGY STAR Follow EPA's step-by-step process ENERGY STAR Challenge for Architects Design commercial buildings Photo of several people congregated around a building design plan. The climate is changing. Commercial buildings in the United States consume 17 percent of the

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Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Design Guides  

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Energy Design Energy Design Guides to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Design Guides on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Design Guides on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Design Guides on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Design Guides on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Design Guides on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Design 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 Energy Modeling Software

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Whole Building Design Approach | Department of Energy  

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

Design Approach Design Approach Whole Building Design Approach October 16, 2013 - 5:17pm Addthis Picture of a Spanish-style building with xeriscape, including palm trees. Camp Pendleton's temporary lodging facility was constructed from 20% recycled materials and will be 100% recyclable upon its distant demolition. The four-story South Mesa Lodge also received one of the U.S. Green Building Council's highest energy efficiency ratings, saving more than 30% percent of water, lighting, and overall utility usage. As defined by the Whole Building Design Guide, the goal of whole building design is to create a successful high-performance building by applying an integrated design and team approach to the project during the planning and programming phases. Whole building design has proven to help:

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Facade Design in Building Integrated Photovoltaics  

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As a response to the crisis of energy, the design of building integrated photovoltaic(BIPV) plays an important role in energy saving building, this article uses many practical projects of BIPV to expound the d...

Xuan Xiaodong; Zheng Xianyou

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SCHEMATIC DESIGN PRESENTATIONIntegrated Design Building University of Massachusetts Amherst  

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AS PRESENTED 18 APRIL 2014 Integrated Design Building University of Massachusetts Amherst LEERS WEINZAPFEL ARCHITECTS AS PRESENTED 18 APRIL 2014 Integrated Design Building University of Massachusetts Amherst LEERS VIEW FROM NORTH PLEASANT STREET APPROACH FROM NORTH #12;Integrated Design Building University

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction...  

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

Sustainable Buildings & Campuses High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New...

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Building design guidance and resources | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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4: Design to be energy efficient 4: Design to be energy efficient » Building design guidance and resources Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Why you should design to earn the ENERGY STAR Follow EPA's step-by-step process Step 1: Assemble a team Step 2: Set an energy performance target Step 3: Evaluate your target using ENERGY STAR tools Step 4: Design to be energy efficient

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Establishing research directions in sustainable building design  

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Establishing research directions in sustainable building design: Koen Steemers The Martin Centre Research Technical Report 5 #12;Final Project Report Establishing research directions in sustainable building design Project ID Code: IT 1.28 Lead Investigator: Dr. Koen Steemers Period: 1st July 2001 to 30th

Watson, Andrew

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Green Buildings: Construction Design Firms' Implementation of Sustainable Design Standards  

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This paper is written to show the importance of green buildings and therefore the need for sustainable design. The paper describes why a construction design firm must take the steps necessary to properly integrate these sustainable design standards...

Malone, Nathan

2008-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Sustainable Building Design RM  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The High Performance Sustainable Building Design (HPSBD) Review Module (RM) is a tool that assists the DOE federal project review teams in evaluating the technical sufficiency for projects that may...

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Building C-400 Thermal Treatment 90% Remedial Design Report and...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Building C-400 Thermal Treatment 90% Remedial Design Report and Site Investigation Building C-400 Thermal Treatment 90% Remedial Design Report and Site Investigation Full Document...

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Passive Solar Building Design and Solar Thermal Space Heating...  

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

Passive Solar Building Design and Solar Thermal Space Heating Webinar Passive Solar Building Design and Solar Thermal Space Heating Webinar Watch a recording of National Renewable...

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Project Impact Assessments: Building America FY14 Field Test...  

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

Project Impact Assessments: Building America FY14 Field Test Technical Support - 2014 BTO Peer Review Project Impact Assessments: Building America FY14 Field Test Technical Support...

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Tips for Planning, Building, and Testing a Model Car  

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

Tips for Planning, Building, and Testing Your Lithium- Ion Battery Powered Car CONTENTS: ï‚¢ Teacher Overview ï‚¢ What Teachers Can Do To Help ï‚¢ Student Design Plan ï‚¢ Brainstorming ï‚¢ Materials ï‚¢ Chassis Design ï‚¢ Transmission ï‚¢ Gear Ratio ï‚¢ Wheels and Bearings ï‚¢ Battery ï‚¢ Testing ï‚¢ Trouble Shooting TEACHER OVERVIEW ï‚¢ The Lithium-ion battery powered car competition is designed to be an engineering challenge for middle school students. ï‚¢ Students will be exploring the following concepts while planning, building and testing their cars: ï‚— Alternative energy sources ï‚— Engineering design ï‚— Aerodynamics ï‚— Force and motion ï‚— Teamwork ï‚— Problem solving ï‚¢ Teams who do not have a completed car at the

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: SolDesigner  

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SolDesigner SolDesigner SolDesigner logo. A new kind of expert design system for the detailed hydraulic and control design of solar thermal plants. SolDesigner is useful for finding solutions for hot water (see free downloadable version below) and solar heating of buildings and pools. SolDesigner produces a highly qualified design of the solar system and estimates for costs and energy output (these are not simulated). Keywords design, solar thermal, solar hot water, solar heating plants, solar design Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required None necessary Users Officials, tech-design engineers, house-owners, builders, plumbers Audience Officials, tech-design engineers, house-owners, builders, plumbers Input Only geometric data, estimates of daily hot water demand and (if needed)

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Integration of HVAC System Design with Simplified Duct Distribution- Building America Top Innovation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This Building America Innovations profile describes work by Building America research teams who field tested simplified duct designs in hundreds of homes, confirming the performance of short compact duct runs, with supply registers near interior walls.

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Real-Time Building Energy Simulation Using EnergyPlus and the Building Controls Test Bed  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Most commercial buildings do not perform as well in practice as intended by the design and their performances often deteriorate over time. Reasons include faulty construction, malfunctioning equipment, incorrectly configured control systems and inappropriate operating procedures (Haves et al., 2001, Lee et al., 2007). To address this problem, the paper presents a simulation-based whole building performance monitoring tool that allows a comparison of building actual performance and expected performance in real time. The tool continuously acquires relevant building model input variables from existing Energy Management and Control System (EMCS). It then reports expected energy consumption as simulated of EnergyPlus. The Building Control Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB) is used as the software platform to provide data linkage between the EMCS, an EnergyPlus model, and a database. This paper describes the integrated real-time simulation environment. A proof-of-concept demonstration is also presented in the paper.

Pang, Xiufeng; Bhattachayra, Prajesh; O'Neill, Zheng; Haves, Philip; Wetter, Michael; Bailey, Trevor

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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About the Design & Construction Collaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower  

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About the Design & Construction Collaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower With an emphasis on connection, the inter-disciplinary, multi-institutional building's design reflects its. Anticipating LEED Platinum rating, the building incorporated sustainable construction practices, including div

Chapman, Michael S.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Design Advisor  

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Design Advisor Design Advisor Web suite of building energy simulators that model energy, comfort, and daylighting performance, and give estimates of the long-term cost of utilities. The simulations restrict flexibility in order to offer users greater ease-of-use and speed. The tool can be quickly mastered by non-technical designers, and runs fast enough to allow them the scope to experiment with many different versions of a design during a single sitting. The immediate feedback that the site provides makes it useful in the conceptual phase of design, when architects cannot afford to invest large amounts of time to rule out any particular idea. The emphasis of the energy model is on the envelope system of the building, and includes simulations of high-technology windows such as double-skin facades.

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Y-12 Sustainable Design Principles for Building Design and Construction  

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B&W Y-12 is committed to modernizing the Y-12 complex to meet future needs with a sustainable and responsive infrastructure and to integrating sustainability principles and practices into Y-12 work (Y72-001, B&W Y-12 Environmental, Safety and Health Policy). This commitment to sustainability and specifically sustainable design of buildings is also incorporated into Presidential Executive Orders (EO), DOE Orders (DOE O), and goals. Sustainable building design is an approach to design, construct, and operate facilities in an efficient and environmentally sound manner that will produce a healthful, resource-efficient and productive working environment that is inherently protective of the environment. The DOE has established the following 5 Guiding Principles for High Performance Sustainable Building (HPSB), and has issued directives that require Y-12 to incorporate the principles and a number of supporting specific practices and techniques into building design, construction and renovation projects: (1) Employ Integrated Design Principles; (2) Optimize Energy Performance; (3) Protect and Conserve Water; (4) Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality; and (5) Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials. The purpose of this document is to present the required sustainable building principles, practices and techniques, summarize the key drivers for incorporating them into Y-12 projects, and present additional recommendations and resources that can be used to support sustainable buildings to enhance the environmental and economic performance of the Y-12 Complex.

Jackson, J. G.

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Step 4: Design the Financing Program  

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: Design : Design the Financing Program to someone by E-mail Share Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Step 4: Design the Financing Program on Facebook Tweet about Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Step 4: Design the Financing Program on Twitter Bookmark Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Step 4: Design the Financing Program on Google Bookmark Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Step 4: Design the Financing Program on Delicious Rank Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Step 4: Design the Financing Program on Digg Find More places to share Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Step 4: Design the Financing Program on AddThis.com... Getting Started Driving Demand Financing Assess the Market Define Finance Program Objectives Identify & Engage Financial Partners

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Solar Design Standards for State Buildings | Department of Energy  

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

Solar Design Standards for State Buildings Solar Design Standards for State Buildings Solar Design Standards for State Buildings < Back Eligibility Construction Schools State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating Buying & Making Electricity Water Heating Program Info State Arizona Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider Arizona Department of Commerce Arizona law requires that new state building projects over six thousand square feet follow prescribed solar design standards. Solar improvements should be evaluated on the basis of life cycle costs. Affected buildings include buildings designed and constructed by the department of

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Building Technologies Office: Standardized Templates for Reporting Test  

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Standardized Templates Standardized Templates for Reporting Test Results to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Standardized Templates for Reporting Test Results on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Standardized Templates for Reporting Test Results on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Standardized Templates for Reporting Test Results on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Standardized Templates for Reporting Test Results on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Standardized Templates for Reporting Test Results on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Standardized Templates for Reporting Test Results on AddThis.com... About Standards & Test Procedures Implementation, Certification & Enforcement

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Design-Build Project Delivery | Department of Energy  

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

Design-Build Project Delivery Design-Build Project Delivery Design-Build Project Delivery October 16, 2013 - 4:46pm Addthis Renewable energy must be integrated into each of the design phases. Noting that any agency may have specific processes during the development of a construction project, this section discusses key issues in the following phases of the design-build process: Planning and Programming Request for Qualifications Request for Proposal Construction Contract Design and Build Integrating renewable energy into design-bid-build strategy involves a few different approaches, which are covered in the main building design section of this guide. Planning and Programming The planning and programming phase should look the same regardless of whether the project is design-bid-build or design-build. An early team is

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Sustainable Design | Building Energy Codes Program  

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

Sustainable Design Sustainable Design Session 5 of a seven-part webcast series presented by the Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program to help federal agencies comply with the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004. The Sustainable Design webcast provides an overview of sustainable design federal requirements and strategies. Sustainable design principles and practices are well established and can be applied at some level to any project to reduce the environmental impact and operational cost of a building, while increasing occupant satisfaction. The requirements within Executive Order 13423, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 are driving the federal sector to be leaders in sustainable design. Estimated Length:

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The human factors of sustainable building design: post occupancy evaluation of the Philip Merrill Environmental Center  

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believed that sustainable building design strategies createexperience of a building. For sustainable design, these

Heerwagen, J.; Zagreus, Leah

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel rocket design flight tested  

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tested Scientists recently flight tested a new rocket design that includes a high-energy fuel and a motor design that also delivers a high degree of safety. October 23, 2014...

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Market Design Test Environments  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Power industry restructuring continues to evolve at multiple levels of system operations. At the bulk electricity level, several organizations charged with regional system operation are implementing versions of a Wholesale Power Market Platform (WPMP) in response to U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission initiatives. Recently the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and several regional initiatives have been pressing the integration of demand response as a resource for system operations. These policy and regulatory pressures are driving the exploration of new market designs at the wholesale and retail levels. The complex interplay among structural conditions, market protocols, and learning behaviors in relation to short-term and longer-term market performance demand a flexible computational environment where designs can be tested and sensitivities to power system and market rule changes can be explored. This paper presents the use of agent-based computational methods in the study of electricity markets at the wholesale and retail levels, and distinctions in problem formulation between these levels.

Widergren, Steven E.; Sun, Junjie; Tesfatsion, Leigh

2006-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Whole Building Design Guide Courses | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Whole Building Design Guide Courses Whole Building Design Guide Courses Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Whole Building Design Guide Courses Agency/Company /Organization: National Institute of Building Sciences Focus Area: Buildings Resource Type: Training materials Website: www.wbdg.org/education/cont_education.php References: Whole Building Design Guide Courses[1] Background Continuing Education "Welcome to the WBDG continuing education system. The WBDG contains a wealth of information and is your gateway to up-to-date information on integrated 'Whole Building' Design Techniques and Technologies. The courses featured offer an introduction to whole building design concepts as well as more specific applications for design objectives, building types and operations and maintenance.

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Building design guidelines for solar energy technologies  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

There are two main objectives to this publication. The first is to find out the communalities in the experience gained in previous studies and in actual applications of solar technologies in buildings, residential as well as nonresidential. The second objective is to review innovative concepts and products which may have an impact on future developments and applications of solar technologies in buildings. The available information and common lessons were collated and presented in a form which, hopefully, is useful for architects and solar engineers, as well as for teachers of solar architecture'' and students in Architectural Schools. The publication is based mainly on the collection and analysis of relevant information. The information included previous studies in which the performance of solar buildings was evaluated, as well as the personal experience of the Author and the research consultants. The state of the art, as indicated by these studies and personal experience, was summarized and has served as basis for the development of the Design Guidelines. In addition to the summary of the state of the art, as was already applied in solar buildings, an account was given of innovative concepts and products. Such innovations have occurred in the areas of thermal storage by Phase Change Materials (PCM) and in glazing with specialized or changeable properties. Interesting concepts were also developed for light transfer, which may enable to transfer sunlight to the core areas of large multi story nonresidential buildings. These innovations may have a significant impact on future developments of solar technologies and their applications in buildings. 15 refs., 19 figs., 3 tabs.

Givoni, B.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Field Test Best Practices Website  

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Field Test Best Field Test Best Practices Website to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Field Test Best Practices Website on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Field Test Best Practices Website on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Field Test Best Practices Website on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Field Test Best Practices Website on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Field Test Best Practices Website on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Field Test Best Practices Website on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance Solution Center

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Developing an integrated building design tool by coupling building energy simulation and computational fluid dynamics programs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Building energy simulation (ES) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can play important roles in building design by providing essential information to help design energy-efficient, thermally comfortable and healthy ...

Zhai, Zhiqiang, 1971-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer-aided design of energy-efficient buildings  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The use of computers in the design of energy-efficient buildings has become a necessity because of the large number of parameters such designs involve and the need to meet standards that call for computer use. This paper shows how an initial design, developed in accordance with the proposed ASHRAE Standard 90.1 P 'Energy efficient design of new buildings except low-rise residential buildings', is modified to reduce the building's energy costs.

Radu Zmeureanu; Paul Fazio

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Public Meeting Transcript: Sustainable Design Standards for Federal Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This transcript is from the public meeting to discuss sustainable design standards for Federal buildings held on July 28, 2010.

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BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN BUILDING SCIENCE AND DESIGN STUDIOS  

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in the building industry and, to be effective, they need to be integrated into architectural design from, there is a lack of courses that allow for integrated building design through consideration of multiple performanceBRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN BUILDING SCIENCE AND DESIGN STUDIOS KONSTANTINOS PAPAMICHAEL AND VINEETA

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Integrating Design Tools for Building Design ROBERT W. AMOR, LINDSAY J. GROVES and MIKE R. DONN  

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Integrating Design Tools for Building Design ROBERT W. AMOR, LINDSAY J. GROVES and MIKE R. DONN for architectural design. Currently a large amount of information is duplicated in describing a building to different design tools. To enable designers to use different design tools to evaluate a building design

Amor, Robert

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NREL: News Feature - Light Inspires Energy Efficient Building Design  

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Light Inspires Energy Efficient Building Design Light Inspires Energy Efficient Building Design March 1, 2010 Photo of a man and a woman in a lab holding a window with tinted glass. Enlarge image NREL Researchers Dane Gillespie and Erin Whitney will get to see the windows they normally test in the lab used in a real world environment at the RSF. Credit: Pat Corkery Artists find inspiration in many ways. But for the artists (architects and researchers) working collaboratively to create the most energy efficient office space in the U.S., the inspiration was simply light. In fact, light and the access to light turned out to be a top factor when designing the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Research Support Facility (RSF) located on NREL's South Table Mountain Campus near Golden, Colo. "One of the most powerful drivers in the project is daylight," Philip

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: CBE UFAD Cooling Design Tool  

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CBE UFAD Cooling Design Tool CBE UFAD Cooling Design Tool CBE UFAD Cooling Design Tool logo The Center for the Built Environment's research team has developed a simplified, practical design procedure and associated software tool to determine cooling load requirements of underfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems. These are provided to improve the accuracy of airflow, thermal decay data, thermal comfort calculations, system design, and the operation of UFAD buildings. Screen Shots Keywords UFAD, underfloor, Cooling load calculator, cooling, stratification, thermal comfort Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Knowledge about cooling load calculation and UFAD. Users N/A Audience Practicing architects and engineers involved in the design, specification, and analysis of UFADs. Instructional tool in colleges and universities.

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High Performance Sustainable Building Design RM  

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

High Performance Sustainable High Performance Sustainable Building Design Review Module March 2010 CD-0 O High 0 This Re Les OFFICE OF h Perform CD-1 eview Module ssons learned f F ENVIRON Standard R mance Su Revi Critical D CD-2 M has been pilot from the pilot h NMENTAL Review Plan ustainabl iew Module Decision (CD C March 2010 ted at the SRS have been incor L MANAGE n (SRP) le Buildin e D) Applicabili D-3 SWPF and MO rporated in Rev EMENT ng Design ity CD-4 OX FFF projec view Module n Post Ope cts. eration Standard Review Plan, 2 nd Edition, March 2010 i FOREWORD The Standard Review Plan (SRP) 1 provides a consistent, predictable corporate review framework to ensure that issues and risks that could challenge the success of Office of Environmental Management (EM) projects are identified early and addressed proactively. The

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Advanced Design and Commissioning Tools for Energy-Efficient Building Technologies  

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energy building was achieved through an integrated design2. Integrated Design Associates, Inc. (IDeAs) Building, Santhe Integrated Design Associates, Inc. (IDeAs) Building, San

Bauman, Fred; Webster, Tom; Zhang, Hui; Arens, Ed

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benefits of Sustainable Building Design | Department of Energy  

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Benefits of Sustainable Building Design Benefits of Sustainable Building Design Benefits of Sustainable Building Design October 4, 2013 - 4:22pm Addthis Photo of an air-intake structure outside a Federal facility. An air-intake structure outside of this Federal facility lowers energy costs by taking in chilly night air to cool the building's data center. The application of sustainable building design not only helps Federal facilities meet laws and regulations, it also provides them with many other benefits. These benefits include: Lower energy costs Reduction in operating and maintenance costs Increase in productivity of building occupants Improvement health and psychological well-being of building occupants Reduction in pollutants Opportunity to foster a positive public image. Sustainable building design can reduce annual energy costs anywhere from

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http://rcc.its.psu.edu/hpc Computational Simulations in Sustainable Building Design  

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http://rcc.its.psu.edu/hpc Computational Simulations in Sustainable Building Design Dr. Jelena and Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University Background: Sustainable Building Design Buildings Sustainable building design need to optimize building energy consumption while providing good indoor air

Bjørnstad, Ottar Nordal

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TTUS FP&C Design & Building Standards Division 15 Mechanical  

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TTUS FP&C Design & Building Standards Division 15 ­ Mechanical Division 15 ­ Mechanical the performance of the building systems. If the project team would like an exception to the standards's Representative. Page 1 of 39 #12;TTUS FP&C Design & Building Standards Division 15 ­ Mechanical

Gelfond, Michael

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Passive Solar Building Design Basics | Department of Energy  

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Passive Solar Building Design Basics Passive Solar Building Design Basics Passive Solar Building Design Basics July 30, 2013 - 3:20pm Addthis The difference between a passive solar home and a conventional home is design. Passive solar homes and other buildings are designed to take advantage of the local climate. Passive solar design-also known as climatic design-involves using a building's windows, walls, and floors to collect, store, and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter and reject solar heat in the summer. Learn how passive solar design techniques work. Direct Gain Direct gain is the process by which sunlight directly enters a building through the windows and is absorbed and temporarily stored in massive floors or walls. Indirect Gain Indirect gain is the process by which the sun warms a heat storage

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Functional Testing Protocols for Commercial Building Efficiency Baseline Modeling Software  

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This document describes procedures for testing and validating proprietary baseline energy modeling software accuracy in predicting energy use over the period of interest, such as a month or a year. The procedures are designed according to the methodology used for public domain baselining software in another LBNL report that was (like the present report) prepared for Pacific Gas and Electric Company: ?Commercial Building Energy Baseline Modeling Software: Performance Metrics and Method Testing with Open Source Models and Implications for Proprietary Software Testing Protocols? (referred to here as the ?Model Analysis Report?). The test procedure focuses on the quality of the software?s predictions rather than on the specific algorithms used to predict energy use. In this way the software vendor is not required to divulge or share proprietary information about how their software works, while enabling stakeholders to assess its performance.

Jump, David; Price, Phillip N.; Granderson, Jessica; Sohn, Michael

2013-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Design Advisor: An Integrated Decision-Making Environment  

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Building Design Advisor: An Integrated Decision-Making Environment Building Design Advisor: An Integrated Decision-Making Environment Speaker(s): Vineeta Pal Date: July 26, 2001 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Satkartar K. Kinney To make informed decisions about the design, construction and operation of a building, it is necessary to predict and evaluate the impact of these decisions on the performance of the building. Each of these decisions impacts the performance of the building in a number of different and inter-related ways. Therefore, a computational environment that seeks to support this decision-making process needs to enable the prediction and evaluation of different aspects of building performance. Several stand-alone computer tools are currently available, each of which addresses a particular aspect of the building performance. The Building Design

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Development of an integrated building design information interface  

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This research recognizes the need for building simulation/performance tools that can easily be integrated into the building design process. The study examines available simulation tools and attempts to determine why these tools are not used...

Punjabi, Sonia Arjun

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Impacts of Some Building Design Parameters on Heat Pump Applications  

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. In this study; in order to provide energy conservation and climatic comfort in buildings, an approach which aims to control the energy consumption of heat pumps by controlling decisions related to building design parameters have been developed. For this purpose...

Erdim, B.; Manioglu, G.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building energy calculator : a design tool for energy analysis of residential buildings in Developing countries  

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Buildings are one of the world's largest consumers of energy, yet measures to reduce energy consumption are often ignored during the building design process. In developing countries, enormous numbers of new residential ...

Smith, Jonathan Y. (Jonathan York), 1979-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research  

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HVAC and Water Heater HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research Project on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research

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Project Impact Assessments: Building America FY14 Field Test Technical Support- 2014 BTO Peer Review  

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Presenter: Lieko Earle, National Renewable Energy Laboratory The goal of this project is for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to provide extensive, hands-on technical support to Building America teams in the areas of experiment design, provision of research-grade measurement hardware, energy modeling, and analysis. Building America’s field tests—regularly conducted by both Building America teams and national laboratories—demonstrate the program’s best house system innovations. The tests enable cost-effective evaluation of real-world performance and help ensure that all Building America field tests result in high-impact findings that push builders and homeowners to higher levels of savings.

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Development of a Design Tool for Building Integrated Photovoltaics  

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Abstract: This paper outlines the design objectives, approach and results of the development of a building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) system visualisation prototype design tool which was coded in Visual Basic for Applications. It provides the designer ...

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Building Design Revolving Loan Fund | Department of Energy  

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Sustainable Building Design Revolving Loan Fund Sustainable Building Design Revolving Loan Fund Sustainable Building Design Revolving Loan Fund < Back Eligibility State Government Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Construction Design & Remodeling Other Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Heating Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate 100% project financing Program Info Start Date 1/8/2010 State Arkansas Program Type State Loan Program Rebate Amount 100% project financing Provider Arkansas Energy Office The Sustainable Building Design Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The Arkansas Energy

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Building Technologies Office: Developing a Standard Method of Test for  

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Developing a Standard Developing a Standard Method of Test for Integrated Heat Pumps Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Developing a Standard Method of Test for Integrated Heat Pumps Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Developing a Standard Method of Test for Integrated Heat Pumps Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Developing a Standard Method of Test for Integrated Heat Pumps Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Developing a Standard Method of Test for Integrated Heat Pumps Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Developing a Standard Method of Test for Integrated Heat Pumps Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Developing a

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Design & Construct New Buildings | Department of Energy  

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Design & Construct New Buildings Design & Construct New Buildings Design & Construct New Buildings Photo of NREL's Research Support Facility under construction, with two workers straddling I-beams. Establishing and implementing aggressive energy performance goals during the design and construction of new commercial buildings is important to achieving those goals over the lifetime of the building. Energy efficiency measures can be applied in various stages of the design and construction process, including scoping and design, procurement, codes and standards compliance, construction and commissioning. Energy savings through these measures can be significant and will have lasting positive impacts on the overall energy use of the building. For example, using technologies and concepts such as radiant heating and cooling, precast concrete insulated

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A Computer-based LCA Tool for Sustainable Building Design  

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In the last two decades the interest in design sustainable buildings has developed rapidly. Design sustainable building is necessary to achieve a sustainable society. Moreover, recent design projects have become too big and too complicated to depend ... Keywords: Briefing stage, life cycle assessment, modeling, sustainability

Ahmed M. Azmy

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Public Meeting Attendee List: Sustainable Design Standards for Federal Buildings  

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This document is an attendee list for the public meeting to discuss sustainable design standards for Federal buildings held on July 28, 2010.

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Co-Simulation of Building Energy and Control Systems with the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed  

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This article describes the implementation of the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB). The BCVTB is a software environment that allows connecting different simulation programs to exchange data during the time integration, and that allows conducting hardware in the loop simulation. The software architecture is a modular design based on Ptolemy II, a software environment for design and analysis of heterogeneous systems. Ptolemy II provides a graphical model building environment, synchronizes the exchanged data and visualizes the system evolution during run-time. The BCVTB provides additions to Ptolemy II that allow the run-time coupling of different simulation programs for data exchange, including EnergyPlus, MATLAB, Simulink and the Modelica modelling and simulation environment Dymola. The additions also allow executing system commands, such as a script that executes a Radiance simulation. In this article, the software architecture is presented and the mathematical model used to implement the co-simulation is discussed. The simulation program interface that the BCVTB provides is explained. The article concludes by presenting applications in which different state of the art simulation programs are linked for run-time data exchange. This link allows the use of the simulation program that is best suited for the particular problem to model building heat transfer, HVAC system dynamics and control algorithms, and to compute a solution to the coupled problem using co-simulation.

Wetter, Michael

2010-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Achieving 50% Energy Savings in Office Buildings, Advanced Energy Design Guides: Office Buildings (Brochure)  

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This fact sheet summarizes recommendations for designing new office buildings that result in 50% less energy use than conventional designs meeting minimum code requirements. The recommendations are drawn from the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small to Medium Office Buildings, an ASHRAE publication that provides comprehensive recommendations for designing low-energy-use office buildings with gross floor areas up to 100,000 ft2 (see sidebar). Designed as a stand-alone document, this fact sheet provides key principles and a set of prescriptive design recommendations appropriate for smaller office buildings with insufficient budgets to fully implement best practices for integrated design and optimized performance. The recommendations have undergone a thorough analysis and review process through ASHRAE, and have been deemed the best combination of measures to achieve 50% savings in the greatest number of office buildings.

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The Emphasis on Ecological Design for High-rise Buildings  

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-rise buildings should be paid more attention because high-rise buildings consume a large amount of natural resources and energy. An ecological design method of high-rise buildings was introduced based on four points: adaptation of climate, ecological accounting...

Xu, F.; Zhang, G.; Xie, M.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How Design Efficiency, Operation and Occupant Behavior Impact Building  

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How Design Efficiency, Operation and Occupant Behavior Impact Building How Design Efficiency, Operation and Occupant Behavior Impact Building Energy Use Speaker(s): Hung-Wen (Richard) Lin Date: January 17, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Tianzhen Hong Measured energy use of buildings demonstrates large discrepancies even between buildings with the same function and located in similar climates. Among various factors contributing to the discrepancies, occupant behavior is found to be a key factor. How occupants set the comfort criteria, interact with building components and systems, and respond to environmental discomfort directly affects the operation of buildings and thus their energy use. On the other hand, it is also important to find out what sort of design methods can reduce building consumption in new and existing

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Tools for Building Designers : Technologies : From the Lab to the  

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Tools for Building Designers Tools for Building Designers From the Lab to the Marketplace Ten Years Later, Energy Efficient Technologies from Research at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab logo (left) with six rows of gray dots transitioning to a line art drawing of a cityscape and residential houses. Tools for Building Designers Operating residential and commercial buildings in the U.S. costs $326 billion annually. Constructing better, more energy-efficient buildings requires sophisticated computer tools. In the late 1970s, Berkeley Lab led the effort to develop DOE-2, the computer program that has since been the standard in the U.S. and in common use internationally. DOE-2 calculates hourly building energy use and cost from information about the building's

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: DesignBuilder  

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DesignBuilder DesignBuilder DesignBuilder logo User-friendly modelling environment where you can work (and play) with building models. It provides a range of environmental performance data such as: energy consumption, internal comfort data and HVAC component sizes. Output is based on detailed sub-hourly simulation time steps using the EnergyPlus simulation engine. DesignBuilder can be used for simulations of many common HVAC types, naturally ventilated buildings, buildings with daylighting control, double facades, advanced solar shading strategies etc. Screen Shots Keywords Building energy simulation, visualisation, CO2 emissions, solar shading, natural ventilation, daylighting, comfort studies, CFD, HVAC simulation, pre-design, early-stage design, building energy code compliance checking,

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HVAC Cabinet Air Leakage Test Method- Building America Top Innovation  

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This 2014 Top Innovation describes Building America research that resulted in the development of an ASHRAE standard and standardized testing method for testing the air leakage of HVAC air handlers and furnace cabinets.

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Architects: Energy Efficiency Strategies for Commercial Building Design  

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Architects: Energy Efficiency Strategies Architects: Energy Efficiency Strategies for Commercial Building Design Designing Commercial Buildings to Use Less Energy By 2035, 75 percent of the buildings in the United States will be either new or renovated. As an architect, you have a unique opportunity to change the way buildings use energy and contribute to carbon emissions. How can you design buildings that use less energy, reduce the need to burn fossil fuels, and have a smaller carbon footprint? How can you prove your goals for reduced energy use? ENERGY STAR ® resources, such as the online Target Finder tool, provide the metrics you need to show that your projects are designed to use less energy. These resources help you enhance the performance, value, and comfort of the buildings

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Synergy Between Building Rating Systems and Design Methodology for Intelligent and Green Buildings  

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. What is needed is a new integral design approach which enables to integrate the different aspects of green and intelligent buildings in a supportive framework during the design process. Especially the focus is on Multi Criteria Decision making within...

Zeiler, W.; Boxem, G.

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Advanced Energy Efficiency Design Strategies In Retail Buildings  

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This paper presents two US retail building projects that were designed and constructed using the energy design process. These buildings, the BigHorn Center in Silverthorne, Colorado, and the Zion National Park Visitor Center in Springdale, Utah, were both completed and occupied during the spring of 2000.

Hayter, S.; Torcellini, P.

2000-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Simple procedure for schematic design of passive solar buildings  

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A simple procedure for use during the schematic phase of passive solar building design is presented in this article. The procedure is quantitative and accurate enough to insure that designs based on the provided starting point values of the primary building parameters will be cost effective.

Wray, W.O.; Kosiewicz, C.E.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR: Sample building design profile | ENERGY  

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

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Risk Perception in Performance-Based Building Design and Applications to Terrorism-Resistant Design  

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Risk Perception in Performance-Based Building Design and Applications to Terrorism-Resistant Design-offs in "acceptable" risk versus cost must be made. As terrorism represents a constantly changing design challenge; Terrorism. Introduction Risks have always been associated with buildings. However, as buildings become

Bank, Lawrence C.

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Development of discrete event system specification (DEVS) building performance models for building energy design  

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The discrete event system specification (DEVS) is a formalism for describing simulation models in a modular fashion. In this study, it is exploited by forming submodels that allow different professions involved in the building design process to work ... Keywords: DEVS, energy simulation in building design, modular BPS, stochastic occupant models

Huseyin Burak Gunay; Liam O'Brien; Rhys Goldstein; Simon Breslav; Azam Khan

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 4: The Building Architectural Design  

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Chapter 4 of the LANL Sustainable Design Guide featuring schematic design, designing using computer simulations, design of high performance featurea and systems, daylighting, passive and active solar systems, and accommodating recycling activities.

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Energy Design Guidance Checklist | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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

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DOE, RTI to Design and Build Gas Cleanup System for IGCC Power Plants |  

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DOE, RTI to Design and Build Gas Cleanup System for IGCC Power DOE, RTI to Design and Build Gas Cleanup System for IGCC Power Plants DOE, RTI to Design and Build Gas Cleanup System for IGCC Power Plants July 13, 2009 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces a collaborative project with Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International to design, build, and test a warm gas cleanup system to remove multiple contaminants from coal-derived syngas. The 50-MWe system will include technologies to remove trace elements such as mercury and arsenic, capture the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2), and extract more than 99.9 percent of the sulfur from the syngas. A novel process to convert the extracted sulfur to a pure elemental sulfur product will also be tested. This project supports DOE's vision of coal power plants with near-zero

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DOE, RTI to Design and Build Gas Cleanup System for IGCC Power Plants |  

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DOE, RTI to Design and Build Gas Cleanup System for IGCC Power DOE, RTI to Design and Build Gas Cleanup System for IGCC Power Plants DOE, RTI to Design and Build Gas Cleanup System for IGCC Power Plants July 13, 2009 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces a collaborative project with Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International to design, build, and test a warm gas cleanup system to remove multiple contaminants from coal-derived syngas. The 50-MWe system will include technologies to remove trace elements such as mercury and arsenic, capture the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2), and extract more than 99.9 percent of the sulfur from the syngas. A novel process to convert the extracted sulfur to a pure elemental sulfur product will also be tested. This project supports DOE's vision of coal power plants with near-zero

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Integrated Building Design: Bringing the Pieces Together to Unleash the  

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Integrated Building Design: Bringing the Pieces Together to Unleash the Integrated Building Design: Bringing the Pieces Together to Unleash the Power of Teamwork Session 4 of a seven-part webcast series presented by the Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program to help federal agencies comply with the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004. The Integrated Building Design: Bringing the Pieces Together to Unleash the Power of Teamwork webcast is a re-broadcast of an April 2008 webcast sponsored by ASHRAE's Chapter Technology Transfer Committee. The broadcast covers what members of the building team must do to design high-performance buildings. *Reproduced with ASHRAE's permission. Estimated Length: 3 hours Presenters: Kent Peterson; Walter Grondzik; Charles E. Gulledge; Drury B. Crawley; and Paul Torcellini Original Webcast Date:

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Improving Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing (Fact Sheet)  

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New test procedure evaluates quality and accuracy of energy analysis tools for the residential building retrofit market. Reducing the energy use of existing homes in the United States offers significant energy-saving opportunities, which can be identified through building simulation software tools that calculate optimal packages of efficiency measures. To improve the accuracy of energy analysis for residential buildings, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Buildings Research team developed the Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX), a method for diagnosing and correcting errors in building energy audit software and calibration procedures. BESTEST-EX consists of building physics and utility bill calibration test cases, which software developers can use to compare their tools simulation findings to reference results generated with state-of-the-art simulation tools. Overall, the BESTEST-EX methodology: (1) Tests software predictions of retrofit energy savings in existing homes; (2) Ensures building physics calculations and utility bill calibration procedures perform to a minimum standard; and (3) Quantifies impacts of uncertainties in input audit data and occupant behavior. BESTEST-EX is helping software developers identify and correct bugs in their software, as well as develop and test utility bill calibration procedures.

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2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generative Design Systems Applied to Low-Energy Buildings  

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Generative Design Systems Applied to Low-Energy Buildings Generative Design Systems Applied to Low-Energy Buildings Speaker(s): Maria Luisa de Oliveira Gama Caldas Date: March 15, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Paul Mathew Generative Design Systems (GDS) represent a step beyond parametric models, integrating design goals, building simulations and shape generation. In this seminar, present and future research projects on the application of different GDS to low-energy buildings are discussed. The software GENE_ARCH integrates energy simulations with multicriteria search methods such as pareto genetic algorithms, to locate acceptable alternatives that move the current design towards performance goals set by the user. DIVA, a system that integrates parametric geometrical modeling with Radiance, Daysim and

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National Geothermal Data System Architecture Design, Testing...  

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Architecture Design, Testing and Maintenance National Geothermal Data System Architecture Design, Testing and Maintenance Project objective: To create the National Geothermal Data...

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TTUS FP&C Design & Building Standards Division 10 Specialties  

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TTUS FP&C Design & Building Standards Division 10 ­ Specialties Division 10 ­ Specialties and set quality standards for installation. 1. Build mockup of typical wall area in classroom and weathertight, wet work in spaces is complete and dry, work above ceilings is complete, and temporary HVAC

Gelfond, Michael

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Building Technologies Office: Current Test Procedure Waivers  

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Test Procedure Waivers Test Procedure Waivers The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) regulations for covered products permit a person to seek a waiver, or an interim waiver, from the test procedure requirements for covered appliances and commercial equipment if certain criteria are satisfied. Regulations applicable to test procedure waivers for appliances can be found at 10 CFR 430.27; those applicable to test procedure waivers for commercial equipment are at 10 CFR 431.401. This table lists all waivers to test procedures that DOE has granted and that are still in effect. The links to the notices provide access to the dockets in Regulations.gov, which contain all notices and public comments. For more information, please email: AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov The links to the notices provides access to the docket in regulations.gov, which contains all notices and public comments.

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Architectural Building Blocks for Plug-and-Play System Design  

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Architectural Building Blocks for Plug-and-Play System Design Shangzhu Wang, George S. Avrunin semantics. Our approach is also integrated with design-time verification to provide feedback about with each other. Given the com- plexity of the behavior that is being described and the large design space

Avrunin, George S.

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Summary - Building C-400 Thermal Treatment Remedial Design Report...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Management (DOE-EM) External Technical Review of Building C-400 Thermal Treatment 90% Remedial Design Report and Site Investigation, Paducah Kentucky Why DOE-EM Did This Review...

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Y-12 builds capacity to meet nuclear testing schedule - Or: ...  

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support from Y-12. The test apparatus was essentially a uniquely designed thermonuclear test device, none of them were the same-all were unique designs. To keep pace with...

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NREL Improves Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing (Fact Sheet), Building America: Technical Highlight, Building Technologies Program (BTP)  

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Improves Improves Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a new test procedure to increase the quality and accuracy of energy analysis tools for the building retrofit market. The Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) is a test procedure that enables software developers to evaluate the performance of their audit tools in modeling energy use and savings in existing homes when utility bills are available for model cali- bration. Similar to NREL's previous energy analysis tests, such as HERS BESTEST and other BESTEST suites included in ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140, BESTEST-EX compares soft- ware simulation findings to reference results generated with state-of-the-art

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China Building Design Consultants | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Consultants Place: Beijing Municipality, China Sector: Solar Product: Beijing-based architecture design, market research, and engineering company. The firm is a solar project...

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NREL Develops Diagnostic Test Cases To Improve Building Energy Simulation Programs (Fact Sheet), Building America: Technical Highlight, Building Technologies Program (BTP)  

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Develops Develops Diagnostic Test Cases To Improve Building Energy Simulation Programs The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Residential and Commercial Buildings research groups developed a set of diagnostic test cases for building energy simulations. Eight test cases were developed to test surface conduction heat transfer algorithms of building envelopes in building energy simulation programs. These algorithms are used to predict energy flow through external opaque surfaces such as walls, ceilings, and floors. The test cases consist of analyti- cal and vetted numerical heat transfer solutions that have been available for decades, which increases confidence in test results. NREL researchers adapted these solutions for comparisons with building energy simulation results.

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STEEL PLATE SHEAR WALL BUILDINGS: DESIGN REQUIREMENTS AND RESEARCH  

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STEEL PLATE SHEAR WALL BUILDINGS: DESIGN REQUIREMENTS AND RESEARCH Michel Bruneau, P.E. 1 Dr. Bruneau is conducting research on the seismic evaluation and retrofit of existing steel bridges, steel of this research, and has co- authored the book "Ductile Design of Steel Structures" published in 1997 by Mc

Bruneau, Michel

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The Thermal Test and Analysis of Envelope in Existing Buildings  

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). The thickness of polystyrene slab is in Tab .3. ICEBO2006, Shenzhen, China Building Commissioning for Energy Efficiency and Comfort, Vol. VI-5-2 The temperature and the heat flux distributing of wall are shown in Fig.2 and Fig.3. Tab. 2... The temperature distributing of wall ICEBO2006, Shenzhen, China Building Commissioning for Energy Efficiency and Comfort, Vol. VI-5-2 Fig3. The heat flux distributing of wall 5 CONCLUSIONS Through the thermal testing, calculation...

Liu, X.; Li, X.; Sun, J.; Wang, Z.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Enhancing Building Operations Through Automated Diagnostics: Field Test Results  

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. Details of Field Test Sites Location Building Type Number of AHU Type of AHU Typical Schedule (military time) Richland Office/Lab 6 VAV 0 to 24 Richland Office 3 CAV 6 to 18 Denver Office 3 VAV 0 to 24 San Francisco Hotel 6.... Pratt, R.G., N.N. Bauman, and S. Katipamula. 2003. ?New Technology Demonstration of the Whole-Building Diagnostician at the Federal Aviation Administration-Denver Airport.? PNNL- 14157, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington...

Katipamula, S.; Brambley, M. R.; Bauman, N.; Pratt, R. G.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Design and Construct a New Energy-Efficient  

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Design and Construct a Design and Construct a New Energy-Efficient Commercial Building to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Design and Construct a New Energy-Efficient Commercial Building on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Design and Construct a New Energy-Efficient Commercial Building on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Design and Construct a New Energy-Efficient Commercial Building on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Design and Construct a New Energy-Efficient Commercial Building on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Design and Construct a New Energy-Efficient Commercial Building on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Design and Construct a New Energy-Efficient Commercial Building on AddThis.com...

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The MIT Design Advisor : simple and rapid energy simulation of early-stage building designs  

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Simulation tools, when applied early in the design process, can considerably reduce the energy demand of newly constructed buildings. For a simulation tool to assist with design, it must be easy to use, provide feedback ...

Urban, Bryan J. (Bryan James)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

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

108

DOE to Build Hydrogen Fuel Test Facility at West Virginia Airport |  

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

DOE to Build Hydrogen Fuel Test Facility at West Virginia Airport DOE to Build Hydrogen Fuel Test Facility at West Virginia Airport DOE to Build Hydrogen Fuel Test Facility at West Virginia Airport March 25, 2009 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - The Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) today announced plans to construct and operate a hydrogen fuel production plant and vehicle fueling station at the Yeager Airport in Charleston, W.Va. The facility will use grid electricity to split water to produce pure hydrogen fuel. The fuel will be used by the airport's operations and the 130th Air Wing of the West Virginia Air National Guard. NETL will begin operations at the Yeager Airport facility in August 2009 and plans to conduct two years of testing and evaluation. The facility will be designed using "open architecture," allowing the capability to add

109

19 - Natural disasters and earth buildings: resistant design and construction  

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Abstract: Earth buildings are particularly vulnerable to earthquakes, tropical storms, major wind storms and floods; the risks, causal mechanisms and failure modes for these natural hazards are described. Thousands die each year due to unreinforced earth building collapses in earthquakes; designers must assess the hazard, ground conditions and seismic lateral loads and use suitable structural forms and reinforcement. Unstabilised earth materials are highly susceptible to flood inundation requiring site consideration; in severe winds the low tensile strength requires special attention especially to the roof tie-down anchorage. The risks from other natural hazards are overviewed and the design principles are discussed.

H.W. Morris

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Modeling of a digital tool to design sustainable buildings Vida Gholipour1, 2  

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1 Eco-Models Modeling of a digital tool to design sustainable buildings Vida Gholipour1, 2 , Jean' to help architects design more sustainable buildings is rapidly expanding. This demand has led to use and so collaborate to optimize the building design. Keywords: Eco-Models: sustainable buildings; design

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Preliminary investigation of the use of Sankey diagrams to enhance building performance simulation-supported design  

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Building performance simulation (BPS) is a powerful tool for assessing the performance of unbuilt buildings to improve their design. However, numerous obstacles resulting from limited resources of designers and poor presentation of results reduce the ... Keywords: Sankey diagrams, building performance simulation, design tools, high-performance building design, user interface

William (Liam) O'Brien

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building, Testing, and Post Test Analysis of Durability Heat Pipe No.6  

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The Solar Thermal Program at Sandia supports work developing dish/Stirling systems to convert solar energy into electricity. Heat pipe technology is ideal for transferring the energy of concentrated sunlight from the parabolic dish concentrators to the Stirling engine heat tubes. Heat pipes can absorb the solar energy at non-uniform flux distributions and release this energy to the Stirling engine heater tubes at a very uniform flux distribution thus decoupling the design of the engine heater head from the solar absorber. The most important part of a heat pipe is the wick, which transports the sodium over the heated surface area. Bench scale heat pipes were designed and built to more economically, both in time and money, test different wicks and cleaning procedures. This report covers the building, testing, and post-test analysis of the sixth in a series of bench scale heat pipes. Durability heat pipe No.6 was built and tested to determine the effects of a high temperature bakeout, 950 C, on wick corrosion during long-term operation. Previous tests showed high levels of corrosion with low temperature bakeouts (650-700 C). Durability heat pipe No.5 had a high temperature bakeout and reflux cleaning and showed low levels of wick corrosion after long-term operation. After testing durability heat pipe No.6 for 5,003 hours at an operating temperature of 750 C, it showed low levels of wick corrosion. This test shows a high temperature bakeout alone will significantly reduce wick corrosion without the need for costly and time consuming reflux cleaning.

MOSS, TIMOTHY A.

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Functional Testing Protocols for Commercial Building Efficiency Baseline Modeling Software  

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Commercial Building Efficiency Baseline Modeling SoftwareCommercial Building Efficiency Baseline Modeling Software ETCommercial  Building  Energy  Baseline  Modeling  

Jump, David

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major  

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

Sustainable Buildings & Campuses » Sustainable Buildings & Campuses » High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations October 4, 2013 - 4:52pm Addthis New construction and major renovations to existing buildings offer Federal agencies opportunities to create sustainable high-performance buildings. High-performance buildings can incorporate energy-efficient designs, sustainable siting and materials, and renewable energy technologies along with other innovative strategies. Also see Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings. Performance-Based Design Build Typically, architects, engineers, and project managers consider the

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Senior Design This competition challenges competitors to design a solution and build a prototype to address  

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Senior Design This competition challenges competitors to design a solution and build a prototype to address a technical problem. Team Composition The Senior Design team will be comprised of a maximum of four competitors. At least half of the design team must be representing an accredited engineering

Saskatchewan, University of

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Results of the Washington Passive Solar Design/Build Competition  

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In an effort to encourage the design, construction, and marketing of moderately priced passive solar homes in Washington state, the Western Solar Utilization Network (Western SUN) recently sponsored the Washington Passive Solar Design/Build Competition. The competition drew an overwhelming response from designers and builders throughout Washington. Thermal performance of the designs was evaluated by a technical review committee, and final selections were made by the Competition Jury in accordance with the following criteria: perceived market acceptance, thermal performance, cost effectiveness, simplicity of design and operation, and completeness of the passive concept. Design contract awards totaling $50,000 were made available to winners in four categories, including single and multi-family, new and remodeled residences. In order to receive the award in its entirety, winning design/build teams are required to construct their design by April, 1983. As a result of the competition, a great deal was learned about the attitudes and knowledge of professionals and the general public regarding the use of solar energy in Washington state. Among the points that will be highlighted in this paper are the following: (1) a design/build competition is an effective vehicle for promoting solar energy among professionals in the housing community as well as the general public; (2) passive solar techniques can contribute significantly to the heating and cooling needs of residential housing throughout the state of Washington; (3) there is a great deal of interest and talent among the designers and builders of solar residences in Washington; and (4) follow-up activities, including the promotion of winning designs, the systematic collection of performance data, and identification of the major obstacles confronting designers and builders of solar homes, are critical to the success of the program in achieving both its short-term and long-term goals.

Nylen, N.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Integrated Framework for Parametric Design Using Building Energy Models  

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An Integrated Framework for Parametric Design Using Building Energy Models An Integrated Framework for Parametric Design Using Building Energy Models Speaker(s): Bryan Eisenhower Date: September 22, 2011 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Michael Wetter In this talk we will present a framework for analyses of building energy models including uncertainty and sensitivity analysis, optimization, calibration, and failure mode effect analysis. The methodology begins with efficient uniformly ergodic numerical sampling and regression analysis based on machine learning to derive an analytic representation of the full energy model (e.g. EnergyPlus, TRNSYS, etc). Once these steps are taken, and an analytical representation of the dynamics is obtained, multiple avenues for analysis are opened that were previously impeded by the

118

Designing surveys for tests of gravity  

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...Bean and Andrew Taylor Designing surveys for tests of gravity Bhuvnesh Jain * * bjain@physics...that the observational programme developed to test dark energy needs to be augmented to capture new tests of gravity on astrophysical scales. Several...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Net Zero Design Yields Positive Results "Net zero" is used to describe a building designed to provide as  

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by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council. LEED uses a point scale to quantify sustainable building habitat systems. NASA's vision for sustainable building design and construction took root in 2003

Waliser, Duane E.

120

Acoustical and Noise Control Criteria and Guidelines for Building Design and Operations  

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Noise, vibration and acoustical design, construction, commissioning and operation practices influence building cost, efficiency, performance and effectiveness. Parameters for structural vibration, building systems noise, acoustics and environmental...

Evans, J. B.; Himmel, C. N.

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Impact of design cost on project performance of design bid build projects.  

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??The majority of public projects in the United States are procured and constructed by state or local governments using the design-bid-build (DBB) project delivery method.… (more)

Mani, Nirajan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Opportunities and Threats of Green Building Design for ABC Engineers, Kansas City  

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,000 organizations that are working to build environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy buildings. Members includes building owners and end-users, real estate developers, facility managers, architects, designers, engineers, general contractors...

Wikoff, Brandon D.

2008-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidelines for sustainable building design: Recommendations from the Presidio of San Francisco energy efficiency design charrette  

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In 1994, the Bay Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers{reg_sign} organized a two-day design charrette for energy-efficient redevelopment of buildings by the National Park Services (NPS) at the Presidio of San Francisco. This event brought together engineers, researchers, architects, government officials, and students in a participatory environment to apply their experience to create guidelines for the sustainable redesign of Presidio buildings. The venue for the charrette was a representative barracks building located at the Main Post of the Presidio. Examination of this building allowed for the development of design recommendations, both for the building and for the remainder of the facilities. The charrette was organized into a committee structure consisting of: steering, measurement and monitoring, modeling, building envelope and historic preservation (architectural), HVAC and controls, lighting, and presentation. Prior to the charrette itself, the modeling and measurement/monitoring committees developed substantial baseline data for the other committees during the charrette. An integrated design approach was initiated through interaction between the committees during the charrette. Later, committee reports were cross-referenced to emphasize whole building design and systems integration.

Brown, K.; Sartor, D.; Greenberg, S. [and others

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

A Modular Building Controls Virtual Test Bed for the Integrations of Heterogeneous Systems  

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This paper describes the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB) that is currently under development at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. An earlier prototype linked EnergyPlus with controls hardware through embedded SPARK models and demonstrated its value in more cost-effective envelope design and improved controls sequences for the San Francisco Federal Building. The BCVTB presented here is a more modular design based on a middleware that we built using Ptolemy II, a modular software environment for design and analysis of heterogeneous systems. Ptolemy II provides a graphical model building environment, synchronizes the exchanged data and visualizes the system evolution during run-time. Our additions to Ptolemy II allow users to couple to Ptolemy II a prototype version of EnergyPlus,MATLAB/Simulink or other simulation programs for data exchange during run-time. In future work we will also implement a BACnet interface that allows coupling BACnet compliant building automation systems to Ptolemy II. We will present the architecture of the BCVTB and explain how users can add their own simulation programs to the BCVTB. We will then present an example application in which the building envelope and the HVAC system was simulated in EnergyPlus, the supervisory control logic was simulated in MATLAB/Simulink and Ptolemy II was used to exchange data during run-time and to provide realtime visualization as the simulation progresses.

Wetter, Michael; Wetter, Michael; Haves, Philip

2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Functional and operational requirements document : building 1012, Battery and Energy Storage Device Test Facility, Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico.  

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This report provides an overview of information, prior studies, and analyses relevant to the development of functional and operational requirements for electrochemical testing of batteries and energy storage devices carried out by Sandia Organization 2546, Advanced Power Sources R&D. Electrochemical operations for this group are scheduled to transition from Sandia Building 894 to a new Building located in Sandia TA-II referred to as Building 1012. This report also provides background on select design considerations and identifies the Safety Goals, Stakeholder Objectives, and Design Objectives required by the Sandia Design Team to develop the Performance Criteria necessary to the design of Building 1012. This document recognizes the Architecture-Engineering (A-E) Team as the primary design entity. Where safety considerations are identified, suggestions are provided to provide context for the corresponding operational requirement(s).

Johns, William H.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Step 4. Design a building to meet the requirements of the applicable energy  

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4. Design a building to meet the requirements of the applicable energy 4. Design a building to meet the requirements of the applicable energy code Designing a building to meet the requirements of the energy code can impact the look, feel, and function of the building. Energy codes also affect the design of all building systems separately and collectively. It is very important that the professionals responsible for designing the building envelope, lighting, and HVAC work together to consider interactions to best control overall building energy use. Integrated design, although not a requirement of the model codes and standards, is critical to minimizing initial project cost and being as effective as possible. WBDG.org, a web-based portal from the National Institute of Building Sciences that provides information on whole-building design, defines the

127

Building Automation Systems Design. Guidelines for Systems with Complex Requirements.  

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??Buildings today are becoming more and more advanced and the demands on building services are increasing. A modern building is expected to provide a number… (more)

Kensby, Johan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

National Geothermal Data System Design and Testing | Department...  

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

Design and Testing National Geothermal Data System Design and Testing National Geothermal Data System Design and Testing presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in...

129

SMART Wind Turbine Rotor: Design and Field Test | Department...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Design and Field Test SMART Wind Turbine Rotor: Design and Field Test This report documents the design, fabrication, and testing of the SMART Wind Turbine Rotor. This work...

130

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Boulder ZED Design Build...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Study: Boulder ZED Design Build - Boulder, Colorado DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: Boulder ZED Design Build - Boulder, Colorado Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home...

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The design and retrofit of buildings for resistance to blast-induced progressive collapse  

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In recent years, concern has risen drastically regarding the suitability of structural design for blast resistance. Historic events have proven that buildings that are designed in compliance with conventional building codes ...

Abbott Galvão Sobreira Lopes, Isabel

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EXPLORING DECISION-MAKING METHODS FOR SUSTAINABLE DESIGN IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS  

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EXPLORING DECISION-MAKING METHODS FOR SUSTAINABLE DESIGN IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS by Paz Arroyo for Sustainable Design in Commercial Buildings Copyright 2014 by Paz Arroyo #12;1 ABSTRACT Exploring Decision-Making Methods for Sustainable Design in Commercial Buildings by Paz Arroyo Doctor

Tommelein, Iris D.

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The Two-Day CERC-BEE Forum on Building Integrated Design and Occupant Behavior  

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The Two-Day CERC-BEE Forum on Building Integrated Design and Occupant Behavior: Presentations and discussions at the two-day CERC-BEE Forum on Building Integrated Design and Occupant Behavior for High employer. #12;2013 CERC-BEE Forum on Human Behavior and Integrated Design for High Performance Buildings

134

Model Reduction for Indoor-Air Behavior in Control Design for Energy-Efficient Buildings  

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Model Reduction for Indoor-Air Behavior in Control Design for Energy-Efficient Buildings Jeff models for the indoor-air environment in control design for energy efficient buildings. In one method by a desire to incorporate models of the indoor-air environment in the design of energy efficient buildings

Gugercin, Serkan

135

ICAtect-II: A Framework for the Integration of Building Design Tools  

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ICAtect-II: A Framework for the Integration of Building Design Tools Robert Amor, John G. Hosking of a system capable of integrating a range of building design tools poses many challenges. Our framework, together with a set of tools, that permit the development of integrated building design environments which

Amor, Robert

136

Final Draft Building Automation Systems Design and Construction Standards October 3rd  

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Final Draft Building Automation Systems Design and Construction Standards October 3rd , 2013 1 Building Automation System Design and Construction Standards University of Rochester Utilities and Energy Automation Systems Design and Construction Standards October 3rd , 2013 2 University of Rochester Building

Portman, Douglas

137

Energy-Performance-Based Design-Build Process: Strategies for Procuring High-Performance Buildings on Typical Construction Budgets: Preprint  

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NREL experienced a significant increase in employees and facilities on our 327-acre main campus in Golden, Colorado over the past five years. To support this growth, researchers developed and demonstrated a new building acquisition method that successfully integrates energy efficiency requirements into the design-build requests for proposals and contracts. We piloted this energy performance based design-build process with our first new construction project in 2008. We have since replicated and evolved the process for large office buildings, a smart grid research laboratory, a supercomputer, a parking structure, and a cafeteria. Each project incorporated aggressive efficiency strategies using contractual energy use requirements in the design-build contracts, all on typical construction budgets. We have found that when energy efficiency is a core project requirement as defined at the beginning of a project, innovative design-build teams can integrate the most cost effective and high performance efficiency strategies on typical construction budgets. When the design-build contract includes measurable energy requirements and is set up to incentivize design-build teams to focus on achieving high performance in actual operations, owners can now expect their facilities to perform. As NREL completed the new construction in 2013, we have documented our best practices in training materials and a how-to guide so that other owners and owner's representatives can replicate our successes and learn from our experiences in attaining market viable, world-class energy performance in the built environment.

Scheib, J.; Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Public Meeting Transcript: Sustainable Design Standards for Federal Buildings  

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

OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY PUBLIC MEETING SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STANDARDS FOR FEDERAL BUILDINGS U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 Room 8E-089 Wednesday July 28, 2010 Chair: Cyrus Nasseri Department of Energy (FEMP) Facilitator: Jim Raba Department of Energy Executive Court Reporters (301) 565-0064 2 Participants Identified: Mark Ames American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air- Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Margo Appel US Department of Energy (DOE) Todd Apple Dupont Tim Ballo Earthjustice John Barry International Union of Operating Engineers National Training Fund Allen Blakey The Vinyl Institute Nadine Block Sustainable Forestry Initiative

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Public Meeting Transcript: Sustainable Design Standards for Federal Buildings  

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY PUBLIC MEETING SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STANDARDS FOR FEDERAL BUILDINGS U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 Room 8E-089 Wednesday July 28, 2010 Chair: Cyrus Nasseri Department of Energy (FEMP) Facilitator: Jim Raba Department of Energy Executive Court Reporters (301) 565-0064 2 Participants Identified: Mark Ames American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air- Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Margo Appel US Department of Energy (DOE) Todd Apple Dupont Tim Ballo Earthjustice John Barry International Union of Operating Engineers National Training Fund Allen Blakey The Vinyl Institute

140

Integrated canopy, building energy and radiosity model for 3D urban design  

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We present an integrated, three dimensional, model of urban canopy, building energy and radiosity, for early stage urban designs and test it on four urban morphologies. All sub-models share a common descriptions of the urban morphology, similar to 3D urban design master plans and have simple parameters. The canopy model is a multilayer model, with a new discrete layer approach that does not rely on simplified geometry such as canyon or regular arrays. The building energy model is a simplified RC equivalent model, with no hypotheses on internal zoning or wall composition. We use the CitySim software for the radiosity model. We study the effects of convexity, the number of buildings and building height, at constant density and thermal characteristics. Our results suggest that careful three dimensional morphology design can reduce heat demand by a factor of 2, especially by improving insolation of lower levels. The most energy efficient morphology in our simulations has both the highest surface/volume ratio and ...

Burdet, Etienne; Morand, Denis; Diab, Youssef

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Urea Mixing Design -- Simulation and Test Investigation | Department...  

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

Mixing Design -- Simulation and Test Investigation Urea Mixing Design -- Simulation and Test Investigation Effective urea mixing design should be based on the placement and nature...

142

An object-oriented framework for simulation-based green building design optimization with genetic algorithms  

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Simulation-based optimization can assist green building design by overcoming the drawbacks of trial-and-error with simulation alone. This paper presents an object-oriented framework that addresses many particular characteristics of green building design ... Keywords: Genetic algorithm, Green building, Object-oriented framework, Optimization, Simulation programs, Sustainable development

Weimin Wang; Hugues Rivard; Radu Zmeureanu

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

TTUS FP&C Design & Building Standards Division 1 General Requirements  

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TTUS FP&C Design & Building Standards Division 1 ­ General Requirements Division 1) Facilities Planning & Construction (FP&C) office has created the TTUS Design and Building Standards of the construction process to meet or exceed the TTUS building standards. Operating Policies and procedures (OPs

Gelfond, Michael

144

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

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

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NREL: Buildings Research - Utility Bill Calibration Test Cases  

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Utility Bill Calibration Test Cases Utility Bill Calibration Test Cases The diagram below illustrates the utility bill calibration test cases in BESTEST-EX. In these cases, participants are given input ranges and synthetic utility bills. Software tools calibrate key model inputs using the utility bills and then predict energy savings for the different retrofit cases. Participant energy savings predictions using calibrated models are compared to NREL predictions using state-of-the-art building energy simulation programs. For self-testing, participants should not view reference results until after tested software results have been generated. This diagram provides an overview of the BESTEST-EX utility bill calibration case process. On the left side of the diagram is a box labeled "BESTEST-EX Document" with a list that contains two bulleted items. The first bullet reads "Defines a representative existing home and several retrofit measures." The second bullet reads "Provides input ranges for key model inputs." Underneath this list is an image of a house and to the right of the house is a listing of the measures: R-wall=4.5-6.2; ELA=137-216 in2 ; Tsat=60-75°F, etc. Underneath this grouping is another bullet that reads "Presents utility bills that were generated by: A) randomly selecting key model inputs within ranges (values remain hidden); B) running test cases with selected inputs in EnergyPlus, DOE2.1E, and SUNREL." Below this bullet is a bar graph showing energy savings on the y axis and retrofit measure on the x axis. Inside the graph area is text reading "Reference results remains hidden for utility bill calibration cases." An arrow labeled "Results" points horizontally to the right to the results box. From the top half of this box are two arrows that are labeled "Input Ranges" and "Utility Bills" and points horizontally to the right to another smaller box that is labeled "Audit Software Provider." Underneath this heading are three bullets: one reads "Creates model of existing home knowing input ranges from test," the next one reads "Calibrates model inputs using utility bills," and the third one reads "Predicts retrofit energy savings. Underneath these bullets is an image of a house; to the right of this is a bar graph showing energy savings on the y axis and retrofit measure on the x axis. From this box an arrow labeled "Results" points directly below

146

Design and Optimization of Control Strategies and Parameters by Building and System Simulation  

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temperatures have been tested and analyzed within simulation calculations. SIMULATION MODEL Building Model The part of the building considered for this study is modeled using the TRNSYS Type 56 multi-zone building model [3]. The model consists of 13... is integrated into the TRNSYS building model [4]. System Model The detailed model of the peripheric systems, the occupancy and load schedules of the building and the control strategies is built using the appropriate types from the model library of TRNSYS...

Baumann, O.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Design of Low Energy Office Buildings in support of the new  

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Integrated Design of Low Energy Office Buildings in support of the new Integrated Design of Low Energy Office Buildings in support of the new European Building Energy Policy Speaker(s): Steffen Petersen Date: April 16, 2008 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Peng Xu The steadily growing demand for sustainable development is leading to an increasing pressure on building developers and designers to produce buildings with a higher level of environmental performance. Chief amongst environmental impacts from buildings is the consumption of energy from fossil fuels. More than 40% of the total energy consumption in the EU is related to buildings, which means there is significant potential for economic savings. To capture these potential savings the EU has approved the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) which is a regulatory

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Co-design of control algorithm and embedded platform for building HVAC systems  

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The design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems is crucial for reducing energy consumption in buildings. As complex cyber-physical systems, HVAC systems involve three closely-related subsystems -- the control algorithm, the physical ... Keywords: building energy efficiency, co-design, platform-based design

Mehdi Maasoumy; Qi Zhu; Cheng Li; Forrest Meggers; Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

City of Phoenix- Design Standards for City Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The City of Phoenix has had energy standards for public buildings in place since 2005. In June 2005, the Phoenix City Council adopted a policy requiring all new city buildings built with 2006 bond...

150

Faculty of Design Architecture and Building: Selection Criteria for Undergraduate 2013 Universities  

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Faculty of Design Architecture and Building: Selection Criteria for Undergraduate 2013 Universities in International Studies 609260 B Design in Integrated Product Design 602050 B Design in Integrated Product Design Admissions Centre (UAC) Courses ­ Design Selection criteria applying to the following courses are outlined

University of Technology, Sydney

151

Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers Webinar on Building Design & Passive Solar Transcript  

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Video recording transcript of a Webinar on Nov. 16, 2010 about residential passive solar building design and solar thermal heating applications

152

THE PASSIVE SOLAR DESIGN PROCESS FOR A SMALL OFFICE/LABORATORY BUILDING  

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SOLAR DESIGN PROCESS FOR A SMALL OFFICE/LABORATORY BUILDING Brandt Andersson, Ron Kammerud, and Wayne Place October 1979 TWO-WEEK LOAN

Andersson, Brandt

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Design and performance relationships for cable distribution in multi-story office buildings.  

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??Weaknesses associated with cable distribution systems suggest a lack of design consideration in the planning stage of a building. The primary question to be addressed… (more)

Ryan, Richard Cecil

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Building America Case Study: Field Testing of Compartmentalization...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

BUILDING AMERICA CASE STUDY: TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS FOR NEW AND EXISTING HOMES Garage Mechanical Room Mechanical rooms are located in the rear-facing garage and house the furnace...

155

Indoor Air Quality Factors in Designing a Healthy Building John D. Spengler  

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a Healthy Building Abstract Current guidelines for green buildings are cursory and inadequate for specifying assessment models. Introduction At the beginning of the 21st century, "green building design" can be seen through terms such as "sustainable development," "ecotourism," "ecotaxation," "socially responsible

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

156

Calculation program for design of windows in residential buildings Ins Palma Santos and Svend Svendsen*  

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sustainable buildings at the Department of Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark1 Calculation program for design of windows in residential buildings Inês Palma Santos and Svend Svendsen* Department of Civil Engineering, Brovej, Building 118, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800

157

Dynamic Testing of Wholesale Power Market Designs  

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the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposed the Wholesale Power Market Platform (WPMPDynamic Testing of Wholesale Power Market Designs: An Open-Source Agent-Based Framework1 Junjie Sun ­ the Wholesale Power Market Platform (WPMP) ­ for common adoption by all U.S. wholesale power markets. Versions

Tesfatsion, Leigh

158

Fusion Engineering and Design 7579 (2005) 2932 First integrated test of the superconducting magnet systems  

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Fusion Engineering and Design 75­79 (2005) 29­32 First integrated test of the superconducting of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics Room 210 S.W., Mudd Building, New York, NY 10027, USA Available at the center of a 5 m diameter, 3 m tall vacuum chamber. The Floating coil (F-coil) is designed for a maximum

159

Siemens SOFC Test Article and Module Design  

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Preliminary design studies of the 95 kWe-class SOFC test article continue resulting in a stack architecture of that is 1/3 of 250 kWe-class SOFC advanced module. The 95 kWeclass test article is envisioned to house 20 bundles (eight cells per bundle) of Delta8 cells with an active length of 100 cm. Significant progress was made in the conceptual design of the internal recirculation loop. Flow analyses were initiated in order to optimize the bundle row length for the 250 kWeclass advanced module. A preferred stack configuration based on acceptable flow and thermal distributions was identified. Potential module design and analysis issues associated with pressurized operation were identified.

None

2011-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

160

Autonomie Modeling Tool Improves Vehicle Design and Testing,...  

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

Autonomie Modeling Tool Improves Vehicle Design and Testing, Informs New Fuel Economy Standards Autonomie Modeling Tool Improves Vehicle Design and Testing, Informs New Fuel...

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161

Overview and Progress of the Battery Testing, Analysis, and Design...  

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

Battery Testing, Analysis, and Design Activity Overview and Progress of the Battery Testing, Analysis, and Design Activity 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle...

162

Hydrogen Station Test Device Design and Fabrication | Department...  

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Hydrogen Station Test Device Design and Fabrication Hydrogen Station Test Device Design and Fabrication October 2, 2014 - 3:02pm Addthis Open Date: August 26, 2014 Requesting...

163

VEHICLE-BARRIER TRACKING OF ASCALED CRASH TEST FOR ROADSIDE BARRIER DESIGN  

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reality of the vehicle-barrier impact. Scaled testing may thus be a cost effective method to evaluateVEHICLE-BARRIER TRACKING OF ASCALED CRASH TEST FOR ROADSIDE BARRIER DESIGN Giuseppina Amato1 Engineering, David Keir Building, Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT9 5AG, UK 2 Trinity College Dublin, Dept

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX): Instructions for Implementing the Test Procedure, Calibration Test Reference Results, and Example Acceptance-Range Criteria  

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This publication summarizes building energy simulation test for existing homes (BESTEST-EX): instructions for implementing the test procedure, calibration tests reference results, and example acceptance-range criteria.

Judkoff, R.; Polly, B.; Bianchi, M.; Neymark, J.; Kennedy, M.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Report on High Performance Building's Energy Modeling, Physical Building Information Modeling for Solar Building Design and Simulation  

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This report was created for the National Science Foundation-Physical Building Information Modeling (NSF-PBIM) project. This report describes the analysis of a solar office building using the following software: the legacy tools (DOE 2.1e, the F...

Alcocer, J.; Haberl, J. S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Physical Building Information Modeling for Solar Building Design and Simulation- Annual Report 2011  

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implementing this data modeling structure. 1.3 Research on linking BIM-OOPM (Object-Oriented Physical Modeling) and integrating P-BIM (Physical BIM) We reviewed extensively a Modelica-based building thermal library and its example models (LBL Modelica... thermal, we have researched on how to model building objects in Object-Oriented Equation-Based modeling language – Modelica by using the LBL Modelica Buildings Library (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2011). We have identified modeling methods...

Yan, W.; Haberl, J.; Clayton, M.; Jeong, W.; Kim, J.; Kota, S.; Alcocer, J.; Dixit, M.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Trends in design and operations of UFAD buildings  

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is a low usage of fan coil units (FCU), contrary to ours suites were served by a fan coil unit. This building was

Hogan, Mark; Webster, Tom; Bauman, Fred

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: HVAC Design...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

HVAC Design Strategy for a Hot-Humid Production Builder Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: HVAC Design Strategy for a Hot-Humid Production Builder In this...

169

Improvements to building energy usage modeling during early design stages and retrofits  

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A variety of improvements to the MIT Design Advisor, a whole-building energy usage modeling tool intended for use during early design stages, are investigated. These include changes to the thermal mass temperature distribution ...

Mandelbaum, Andrew (Andrew Joseph)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Using the whole-building design approach to incorporate daylighting into a retail space: Preprint  

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This paper focuses on implementation of daylighting into the Bighorn Center, a collection of home improvement retail spaces in Silverthorne, Colorado, which were constructed in three phases. Daylighting was an integral part of the design of the Phase 3 building. Energy consultants optimized the daylighting design through detailed modeling using an hourly building energy simulation tool. Energy consultants also used this tool to address the building owner's concerns related to customer comfort and increased product sales.

Hayter, S.; Torcellini, P.; Eastment, M.; Judkoff, R.

2000-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

171

`Big Chief': The Utilisation of Model Building for the Design of Science Education for Sustainable  

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`Big Chief': The Utilisation of Model Building for the Design of Science Education for Sustainable Development Games. Timothy Barker1 Abstract. A model building paradigm was employed to inform the design of a game for Science Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The intention is that such techniques

Romano, Daniela

172

Analytic target cascading in simulation-based building design R. Choudharya,*, A. Malkawib  

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of an office building by posing the problem as a constrained non- linear optimization problem. Gero et al. [9] included energy efficiency in the context of other performance criteria and proposed a design optimizationAnalytic target cascading in simulation-based building design R. Choudharya,*, A. Malkawib , P

Papalambros, Panos

173

"Designing equipment and buildings to more quickly respond to occupant  

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GRANTS · NSF ­ Occupant Oriented Heating and Cooling · NSF ­ Body Area Sensor Networks: A Holistic building technology to improve building efficiency by using information about occupant locations energy with only $25 in sensors. As an extension of this work, we propose installing servers into homes

Acton, Scott

174

Literature Review of Data on the Incremental Costs to Design and Build Low-Energy Buildings  

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This document summarizes findings from a literature review into the incremental costs associated with low-energy buildings. The goal of this work is to help establish as firm an analytical foundation as possible for the Building Technology Program's cost-effective net-zero energy goal in the year 2025.

Hunt, W. D.

2008-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

175

Online Simultaneous State Estimation and Parameter Adaptation for Building Predictive Control  

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and E. ekov, “Building Modeling as a Crucial Part forthe designed adaptive building modeling framework is testedThe details of building thermal modeling and estimation of

Maasoumy, Mehdi; Moridian, Barzin; Razmara, Meysam; Shahbakhti, Mahdi; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Role of Modeling When Designing for Absolute Energy Use Intensity Requirements in a Design-Build Framework: Preprint  

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The Research Support Facility was designed to use half the energy of an equivalent minimally code-compliant building, and to produce as much renewable energy as it consumes on an annual basis. These energy goals and their substantiation through simulation were explicitly included in the project's fixed firm price design-build contract. The energy model had to be continuously updated during the design process and to match the final building as-built to the greatest degree possible. Computer modeling played a key role throughout the design process and in verifying that the contractual energy goals would be met within the specified budget. The main tool was a whole building energy simulation program. Other models were used to provide more detail or to complement the whole building simulation tool. Results from these specialized models were fed back into the main whole building simulation tool to provide the most accurate possible inputs for annual simulations. This paper will detail the models used in the design process and how they informed important program and design decisions on the path from preliminary design to the completed building.

Hirsch, A.; Pless, S.; Guglielmetti, R.; Torcellini, P. A.; Okada, D.; Antia, P.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Energy Building Design Guidelines: Energy-Efficient Design for New Federal Facilities. Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Booklet  

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

Introduction Introduction Incorporating energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable green design features into all Federal buildings has become a top priority in recent years for facilities managers, designers, contracting officers, and others in government buildings procurement. These progressive design strategies have been formalized through Executive Order 13123 (known as Greening the Government through Efficient Energy Management), which was issued on June 3, 1999. There are significant oppor- tunities to accomplish the goals set forth in the executive order, whether in new building design or in the context of renovations. This guidebook addresses the first category-the design process for new Federal facilities. Because energy-efficient buildings reduce both resource depletion and the

178

Simulation as a Tool to Develop Guidelines of Envelope Design of a Typical Office Building in Egypt  

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This paper describes the use of building performance simulation software in order to develop guidelines for designing energy-efficient office building. In Egypt energy codes for all building types are being under development. On the other hand...

Samaan, M.M.; Ahmed, A.N.; Farag, O.M.A.; El-Sayed Khalil, M.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

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ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING DESIGN AND THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This chapter discusses the potential for cost-effectively reducing the energy intensity of office buildings by applying proven technologies, especially the use of ground source systems with thermal energy stor...

Edward Morofsky

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building optimization : an integrated approach to the design of tall buildings  

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There has been much research done on building optimization that deal with the issues within specific individual fields, such as architecture, structural engineering, and construction engineering. However, in practical ...

Coleman, Keith LaMar

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Project Control in Integrated Building Design Systems Godfried Augenbroe* and Robert Amor**  

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Project Control in Integrated Building Design Systems Godfried Augenbroe* and Robert Amor of research into integrated design systems that allow communication between multiple actors and design tools acceptance if, apart from providing 'generic integration facilities', adequate tools are provided to design

Amor, Robert

183

Building Design Services in a Distributed Service Architecture Charles S. Han1  

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Building Design Services in a Distributed Service Architecture Charles S. Han1 , John C. Kunz2 design services over the Internet. The benefits of the framework for distributed design services are at least twofold. First, the framework provides a means to distribute design services in a modular

Stanford University

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The Design-Build Process for the Research Support Facility (RSF), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)  

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Design-Build Process for Design-Build Process for the Research Support Facility An in-depth look at how the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory used a performance-based design-build contract process to build one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the world. Table of Contents The Design-Build Process for the Research Support Facility | 1 Table of Contents Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Building Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Owner Roles and Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Acquisition Strategy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Defining Performance Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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NREL Develops Diagnostic Test Cases to Improve Building Energy Simulation Programs (Fact Sheet)  

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This technical highlight describes NREL research to develop a set of diagnostic test cases for building energy simulations in order to achieve more accurate energy use and savings predictions. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Residential and Commercial Buildings research groups developed a set of diagnostic test cases for building energy simulations. Eight test cases were developed to test surface conduction heat transfer algorithms of building envelopes in building energy simulation programs. These algorithms are used to predict energy flow through external opaque surfaces such as walls, ceilings, and floors. The test cases consist of analytical and vetted numerical heat transfer solutions that have been available for decades, which increases confidence in test results. NREL researchers adapted these solutions for comparisons with building energy simulation results. Testing the new cases with EnergyPlus identified issues with the conduction finite difference (CondFD) heat transfer algorithm in versions 5 and 6. NREL researchers resolved these issues for EnergyPlus version 7. The new test cases will help users and developers of EnergyPlus and other building energy tools to identify and fix problems associated with solid conduction heat transfer algorithms of building envelopes and their boundary conditions. In the long term, improvements to software algorithms will result in more accurate energy use and savings predictions. NREL researchers plan to document the set of test cases and make them available for future consideration by validation standards such as ASHRAE Standard 140: Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Building Energy Analysis Computer Programs. EnergyPlus users will also have access to the improved CondFD model in version 7 after its next scheduled release.

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2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metrology and Tests beamline at SOLEIL Design and first results  

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The objectives of this project is install at the 2.75 GeV SOLEIL synchrotron radiation source a calibration and metrology test facility for the R and D of optical components and detectors. We have build, on a bending magnet, two branches to cover an energy range from few eV to 28 keV and give access to white beam. This installation will first address the needs of the SOLEIL experimental groups(Optics and Detectors)and will be used by a large community. This beamline will also be valuable as a general-purpose beamline to prepare, test and set up a wide range of experiments in the field of Astrophysics, laser plasma etc...A complementary important aspect of this installation is the realization of primary standard: the metrology beamline of SOLEIL could become the national primary standard source in collaboration with the Laboratoire National d'Essais(LNE)and help in the design and characterization of several diagnostics for the Megajoule Laser in Bordeaux in collaboration with the CEA DIF. The beamline has been designed to provide great flexibility. In this paper, we describe the beamline design, the end station instrumentation and give also some preliminary results.

Idir, Mourad; Mercere, Pascal; Moreno, Thierry; Delmotte, Aurelien; Dasilva, Paulo; Modi, Mohammed H. [Synchrotron SOLEIL, L'Orme des Merisiers, Saint-Aubin-BP 48 91192 GIF-sur-YVETTE CEDEX (France)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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SP-100 design, safety, and testing  

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The SP-100 Program is developing a nuclear reactor power system that can enhance and/or enable future civilian and military space missions. The program is directed to develop space reactor technology to provide electrical power in the range of tens to hundreds of kilowatts. The major nuclear assembly test is to be conducted at the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington, and is designed to validate the performance of the 2.4-MWt nuclear and heat transport assembly. 10 refs., 5 figs.

Smith, G.L.; Cox, C.M.; Mahaffey, M.K.

1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RSF Workshop Session II: Performance-Based Design-Build Process  

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II: Performance-Based Design-Build II: Performance-Based Design-Build Process Moderator: Drew Detamore Panelists: Jeff Baker Karen Leitner Byron Haselden Achieving Superior Energy Performance at Competitive Cost RSF Workshop, Golden, Colorado July 27-28, 2011 Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy *Moderator: *Drew Detamore Director, Infrastructure and Campus Development Office National Renewable Energy Laboratory *Panelists: *Karen Leitner Senior Supervisor, Contract and Business Services National Renewable Energy Laboratory *Byron J. Haselden President, Haselden Construction *Jeffrey M. Baker Director, Office of Laboratory Operations U.S. Department of Energy Golden Field Office * Performance based design-build process * Incentives * Shared Values * Owner's perspective * Design-Builder's perspective * Has anyone ever utilized one design-build team to

189

BaaS Project: Covering the Building Design and Operational-Phase Interoperability Gap  

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Actuator IfcDistributionFlowElement IfcDistributionControlElementIfcRelFlowControlElement HVAC?Domain Automation Domain BIM?Server ? The?whole?Building?Information?into?the?BIM?Server. 30 ? In?the?Design...?phase?is?needed?to?include?the?whole?building?information? involve?in?the?building?and?? ? their?relationships?!! ? and?their?properties?(including?controller?s?parameters) Architectural Domain HVAC?Domain Automation Domain RelationShips + Properties Set + Other Domains BIM? Server Data...

Valmaseda, C.; Garcia, M.; Hernandez, J.; Martin, S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Ground Loop Design  

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Ground Loop Design Ground Loop Design Ground Loop Design logo Ground Loop Design is a versatile ground source heat pump system design program that helps the trained geothermal HVAC designer/engineer size equipment, determine the correct lengths of bore or pipe required for commercial projects, optimize the piping configuration for balanced flow and optimal heat transfer, and calculate the annual and lifetime energy/operating/emissions costs associated with the design. The modular program enhances design productivity and permits flexibility in the designing process and customization based on designer preferences. It also has an English/metric conversion engine and is available in many languages, providing applicability to the widest range of equipment and customers. Screen Shots

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OpenStudio: Building Design Expertise at Your Fingertips | Department of  

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

OpenStudio: Building Design Expertise at Your Fingertips OpenStudio: Building Design Expertise at Your Fingertips OpenStudio: Building Design Expertise at Your Fingertips October 4, 2011 - 2:50pm Addthis The National Renewable Energy Laboratory developed the OpenStudio Application Suite and Development Platform to help architects and engineers model whole-building energy use. Roland Risser Roland Risser Program Director, Building Technologies Office Where can I download OpenStudio? Download the free OpenStudio suite of tools from the National Renewable Energy Lab website. Like many weekend warriors, I enjoy tackling small home improvement projects, like replacing a door or installing an underground sprinkler system. But I want to get expert advice before I start, so I can avoid costly mistakes and achieve the best results.

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OpenStudio: Building Design Expertise at Your Fingertips | Department of  

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

OpenStudio: Building Design Expertise at Your Fingertips OpenStudio: Building Design Expertise at Your Fingertips OpenStudio: Building Design Expertise at Your Fingertips October 4, 2011 - 2:50pm Addthis The National Renewable Energy Laboratory developed the OpenStudio Application Suite and Development Platform to help architects and engineers model whole-building energy use. Roland Risser Roland Risser Program Director, Building Technologies Office Where can I download OpenStudio? Download the free OpenStudio suite of tools from the National Renewable Energy Lab website. Like many weekend warriors, I enjoy tackling small home improvement projects, like replacing a door or installing an underground sprinkler system. But I want to get expert advice before I start, so I can avoid costly mistakes and achieve the best results.

193

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: HAP System Design Load  

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HAP System Design Load HAP System Design Load HAP System Design Load logo. Provides the load estimating and system design features found in its popular cousin � Carrier�s Hourly Analysis Program (HAP). By focusing on system design features, the HAP System Design Load program serves as a simpler, more efficient tool for those users only interested in system design; energy simulation features are omitted. Like the HAP program, HAP System Design Load provides the ease of use of a Windows-based graphical user interface and the computing power of modern 32-bit software. HAP System Design Load uses a system-based approach to HVAC load estimating. This approach tailors sizing procedures and results to the specific type of system being considered. A wide variety of equipment types

194

SMART Wind Turbine Rotor: Design and Field Test  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Design and field test results from the SMART Rotor project, a wind turbine rotor with integrated trailing-edge flaps designed for active control of the rotor aerodynamics.

195

Generic TriBITS PRoject, Build, Test, and Install Quick Reference...  

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Generic TriBITS PRoject, Build, Test, and Install Quick Reference Guide Ross Bartlett Oak Ridge National Laboratory CASL-U-2014-0075-000-a CASL-U-2014-0075-000-a Generic TriBITS...

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Wildfire ignition resistant home design(WIRHD) program: Full-scale testing and demonstration final report.  

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The primary goal of the Wildfire ignition resistant home design(WIRHD) program was to develop a home evaluation tool that could assess the ignition potential of a structure subjected to wildfire exposures. This report describes the tests that were conducted, summarizes the results, and discusses the implications of these results with regard to the vulnerabilities to homes and buildings.

Quarles, Stephen, L.; Sindelar, Melissa

2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

197

Design and costs estimation of electrical substations based on three-dimensional building blocks  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Substations design is a fundamental engineering component in power network construction. The benefits obtained for having adequate tools and design systems are related mainly to cost savings, reduction of construction problems and faster throughput of ... Keywords: 3D environments, CAD tools, building blocks, electrical substations design

Eduardo Islas Pérez; Jessica Bahena Rada; Jesus Romero Lima; Mirna Molina Marín

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: REM/Design  

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REM/Design REM/Design REM/Design logo. User-friendly, yet highly sophisticated, residential energy analysis and code compliance software which eliminates the uncertainty and guesswork from energy design and code compliance decisions. Developed specifically with the needs of homebuilders, remodelers, energy consultants and designers in mind, REM/Design calculates heating, cooling, hot water, lights and appliance loads, consumption and costs for single and multi-family designs in over 250 North American cities. This Windows-based software automatically analyzes the energy and economic performance of numerous energy design features including envelope insulation, air leakage control, duct leakage control, active and passive solar systems, heating and cooling equipment, mechanical ventilation and more. In addition to

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Designing in context : a new building for Boston's Beacon Hill  

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The importance of contextually sensitive design is once again becoming recognized by the architectural profession. A contextual design is based upon an understanding of historical and social factors as well as the physical ...

Harris, Donna L

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Better Test Functions D. Whitley, K. Mathias, S. Rana and J. Dzubera  

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commonly used test problems fail to satisfy these crite­ ria. We use these guidelines to construct newBuilding Better Test Functions D. Whitley, K. Mathias, S. Rana and J. Dzubera Department,mathiask,rana,zube@cs.colostate.edu Abstract We introduce basic guidelines for developing test suites for evolutionary algorithms and examine

Whitley, Darrell

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201

The Framework of an Optimization Model for the Thermal Design of Building Envelopes  

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Careful long term decisions in the design and operation of buildings can significantly improve the thermal performance and thus reduce the consumption of energy. The availability and ease of use of today's computers can be a sigruficant benefit...

Al-Homoud, M. S.; Degelman, L. O.; Boyer, L. L.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

A multiuse building for Vaasa, Finland : a design through change for continuity  

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This design thesis presents an alternative way of introducing a new building into an existing urban setting. The visibility of change through time is one of a city's most valuable assets. However, the sense of continuity ...

Harjunpaa, Arto

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

A systems approach to conceptual design solutions for a very tall building in Hong Kong  

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The thesis represents a design investigation that seeks to reconsider the high-rise building. With changing uses and technologies, high-rise office towers may have become obsolete. Given the recent capabilities for ...

Ungerer, Frank Wolfgang, 1969-

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

An Expert System for Determining Compliance with the Texas Building Energy Design Standard  

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Demonstration of compliance with the Texas Building Energy Conservation Design Standard involves completion of a summary checklist for each of its sections. This manual checking is tedious. Furthermore, no comprehensive documentation of the user...

Doan, E. C.; Hunn, B. D.; Jones, J. W.; Gatton, T. M.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

EnergyGauge USA: A Residential Building Energy Simulation Design Tool  

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simulation in less than 20 seconds. A simplified user interface allows buildings to be quickly defined while bringing the computing power and accuracy of an hourly computer simulation to builders, designers and raters....

Fairey, P.; Vieira, R. K.; Parker, D. S.; Hanson, B.; Broman, P. A.; Grant, J. B.; Fuehrlein, B.; Gu, L.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical,  

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20 Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical, far underground, and deep inside the intricacies of our own bodies. Aerospace and Mechanical skills in the areas of mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, materials and automatic

Rohs, Remo

207

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical, and  

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20 Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical, optical, far underground, and deep inside the intricacies of our own bodies. Aerospace and Mechanical skills in the areas of mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, materials and automatic

Rohs, Remo

208

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes:Hydronic Systems Designing for Setback Operations  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This guide, developed by Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, provides step-by-step instructions for heating contractors and hydronic designers for selecting the proper control settings to maximize system performance and improve response time when using a thermostat setback.

209

Using an Energy Performance Based Design-Build Process to Procure a Large Scale Low-Energy Building: Preprint  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper will review a procurement, acquisition, and contract process of a large-scale replicable net zero energy (ZEB) office building. The owners developed and implemented an energy performance based design-build process to procure a 220,000 ft2 office building with contractual requirements to meet demand side energy and LEED goals. We will outline the key procurement steps needed to ensure achievement of our energy efficiency and ZEB goals. The development of a clear and comprehensive Request for Proposals (RFP) that includes specific and measurable energy use intensity goals is critical to ensure energy goals are met in a cost effective manner. The RFP includes a contractual requirement to meet an absolute demand side energy use requirement of 25 kBtu/ft2, with specific calculation methods on what loads are included, how to normalize the energy goal based on increased space efficiency and data center allocation, specific plug loads and schedules, and calculation details on how to account for energy used from the campus hot and chilled water supply. Additional advantages of integrating energy requirements into this procurement process include leveraging the voluntary incentive program, which is a financial incentive based on how well the owner feels the design-build team is meeting the RFP goals.

Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.; Shelton, D.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Building Design Advisor: Automated integration of multiple simulation tools K. Papamichael, J. LaPorta, H. Chauvet  

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LBNL-40591 Preprint Building Design Advisor: Automated integration of multiple simulation tools K Design Advisor (BDA) is a software environment that supports the integrated use of multiple analysis

211

Design of Integrated Laboratory and Heavy-Duty Emissions Testing...  

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

of Integrated Laboratory and Heavy-Duty Emissions Testing Center Design of Integrated Laboratory and Heavy-Duty Emissions Testing Center Both simulated and actual diesel emissions...

212

HVAC Cabinet Air Leakage Test Method - Building America Top Innovation...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

their air sealing practices to reduce the amount of air leaking at ducts and duct boots, testing showed that distribution systems still leaked at air handlers and furnace...

213

Field and Laboratory Certification Testing for Compliance with the New York City Building Code  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The Noise Control Section of the New York City Building Code contains specific acoustical requirements for indoor and outdoor mechanical equipment servicing multi?family dwellings. Acoustical requirements are also specified for partition and floor?ceiling constructions separating dwelling units from each other and from corridors and mechanical equipment spaces. As of 19 June 1972 the Housing and Development Administration New York City Department of Buildings issued a directive specifying the methods of compliance with the Noise Control Section of the New York City Building Code. The methods outlined are field testing or laboratory certification for Building Department approval to obtain a certificate of occupancy. An examination of both methods will be emphasized with selection and application of the most likely test method for compliance with the New York City Building Code and other federal state or local EPA codes.

Steven Wolf

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

On-Chip Test Infrastructure Design for Optimal Multi-Site Testing of System Chips  

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On-Chip Test Infrastructure Design for Optimal Multi-Site Testing of System Chips Sandeep Kumar Goel Erik Jan Marinissen Philips Research Laboratories IC Design ­ Digital Design & Test Prof.Jan.Marinissen¡ @philips.com Abstract Multi-site testing is a popular and effective way to increase test throughput

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

215

Step 4: Design to be energy efficient | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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4: Design to be energy efficient 4: Design to be energy efficient Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Why you should design to earn the ENERGY STAR Follow EPA's step-by-step process Step 1: Assemble a team Step 2: Set an energy performance target Step 3: Evaluate your target using ENERGY STAR tools Step 4: Design to be energy efficient Tips for effective energy analysis of commercial building designs

216

Energy Use and Design Options for Texas State Buildings  

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corresponding to current con- struction practices in state facilities and to make recommendations for improvements. This phase also included an evaluation of how building standards might impact the energy use of new construction. The second phase includes... the development and implementation of energy standards for all new construction. It should be noted that the report does not investigate the economic impact of the proposed changes. This report summarizes the first phase of the program to reduce en- ergy use...

Katipamula, S.; O'Neal, D. L.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Physical Building Information Modeling for Solar Building Design and Simulation- Annual Report 2012  

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the following tools and datasets: • Modelica as an Object-Oriented Equation-based modeling language • LBL Modelica Buildings Library (LBNL, 2012) as a simulation engine • Dymola as a Modelica modeling and simulation environment • Revit as a BIM authoring... interface, and e. improve visualization of simulation results. 2) With the capabilities of object-oriented programming in Modelica, we could encapsulate third-party energy simulation modules and transfer parameters throughout encapsulated modules...

Yan, W.; Haberl, J.; Clayton, M.; Jeong, W.; Kim, J.; Kota, S.; Alcocer, J.; Dixit, M.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Designing and Building Houses that are Solar Ready  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Builders considering adding photovoltaic (PV) systems to new houses after initial construction is completed can save time and money by following new house Solar Ready design guidelines. Solar Ready houses are designed and built with integrated electrical and mechanical features that streamline the integration of PV systems.

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Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings  

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Residential Buildings Residential Buildings to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Technology Research, Standards, & Codes Popular Residential Links Success Stories Previous Next Warming Up to Pump Heat. Lighten Energy Loads with System Design. Cut Refrigerator Energy Use to Save Money. Tools EnergyPlus Whole Building Simulation Program

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Envelope-related energy demand: A design indicator of energy performance for residential buildings in early design stages  

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The architectural design variables which most influence the energy performance of a building are the envelope materials, shape and window areas. As these start to be defined in the early design stages, designers require simple tools to obtain information about the energy performance of the building for the design variations being considered at this phase. The shape factor is one of those tools, but it fails to correlate with energy demand in the presence of important solar gains. This paper presents a new design indicator of energy performance for residential buildings, the Envelope-Related Energy Demand (ERED), which aims to overcome the shortcomings of the shape factor while maintaining a reasonable simplicity of use. The inputs to ERED are areas of envelope elements (floor, walls, roofs and windows), U-values of envelope materials, solar heat gain coefficients (SHGC) of windows and site related parameters, concerning temperature and solar irradiation. ERED was validated against detailed simulation results of 8000 hypothetical residential buildings, varying in envelope shape, window areas and materials. Results show that there is a strong correlation between ERED and simulated energy demand. These results confirm the adequacy of ERED to assist design decisions in early stages of the design process.

Vasco Granadeiro; João R. Correia; Vítor M.S. Leal; José P. Duarte

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Heat Pump Design Model  

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

Heat Pump Design Model Heat Pump Design Model Heat Pump Design Model logo. Research tool for use in the steady-state simulation and design analysis of air-to-air heat pumps and air conditioners. The program can be used with most of the newer HFC refrigerants as well as with HCFCs and CFCs. The standard vapor-compression cycle is modeled with empirical representations for compressor performance and first-principle region-by-region modeling of the heat exchangers. An online Web version is available that can be used with default configurations or with user-specified component and operating parameters for analyzing the performance of single-speed, air-to-air equipment. User configurations can be saved for later use. Parametric analyses can be made and performance trends plotted online.

222

Building a Model for Augmented Design Documentation 1  

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process. The initial focus of the work is on HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) design. We checkers use the documentation to verify whether the project is in accordance with the codes and standards

Endler, Markus

223

Opportunities for building design and construction resulting from local resources  

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Current and future generations of architects must learn to operate effectively in an era of unprecedented resource constraints if they want to achieve their design intentions. This thesis addresses the architect's role in ...

Weathers, Thomas A. (Thomas Anthony)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Building Performance Services: Guidelines and Program Test Progress Report  

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and Seattle City Light. Phase Three will incorporate the experience of the program test and in early 2004, the BPS Program will be extended to all electric utilities in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. The BPS Implementation Tool Kit provides detailed...

Anderson, K. J.; Tuffo, M.; Schick, S.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Residential building design : comprehensive comparative guidelines for building single-family dwellings in Hawaii  

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Energy shortages, earthquakes, and hurricanes are environmental factors that challenge the home designers of Hawaii. The depletion of renewable natural resources and global warming trends foreshadow energy shortage and the ...

Nagata, Rochelle Morie

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Public Meeting Attendees: Sustainable Design Standards for Federal Buildings  

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

Last Last First Company Address City ST Zip Phone Fax Email Ames Mark American Society of Heating, and Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning 1828 L Street, NW, Suite 906 Washington DC 20036 202-833-1830 202-833-0118 mames@ashree.org Appel Margo Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington DC 20685 202-586-9495 202-586-4617 margo.appel@ee.doe.gov Apple Todd DuPont Government Marketing & Government Affairs 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 325, North Building Washington DC 20004 302-999-5691 302-355-3288 Todd_A. Apple@usa.dupont.com Ballo Timothy Earthjustice 1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 702 Washington DC 20036 202-667-4500 202-667-2366 tballo@earthjustice.org Barry John National Training Fund 1125 Seventeenth Street, NW Washington DC 20036 202-778-2617 jbarry@iuoc.org Blakely

227

Building C-400 Thermal Treatment 90% Remedial Design Report and...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

and Model Field Data from a Test of Steam Injection in an Hydraulically Created Fracture, EPA (co-PI) 1994-1998 Field Demonstration of In Situ Thermally Enhanced Extraction...

228

NIST BUILDING SCIENCE SERIES 180 Database-Assisted Design for Wind  

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climatological information on extreme wind speeds and their direction-dependence can be used in conjunction; aerodynamics; extreme winds; database-assisted design; structural dynamics; wind directionality; wind forcesNIST BUILDING SCIENCE SERIES 180 Database-Assisted Design for Wind: Concepts, Software

229

Passive Solar Design: The Foundation for Low-Energy Federal Buildings  

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

Our nation's buildings have a proven influence on Our nation's buildings have a proven influence on how we feel, learn, and work. Some studies indicate that indoor lighting, temperatures, and air quality even affect how much we earn. Our buildings also consume 37% of the energy and 67% of the electricity we use in the United States each year. This electricity is produced mainly by burning fossil fuels that emit gases, such as nitrogen oxide, that can contribute to the nation's air-quality problems. Therefore, the Federal govern- ment, which now owns or occupies more than 500,000 facilities, is taking a look at passive solar and low-energy building designs for both new construction and renovations. Passive solar design strategies involve more than just using large, south-facing windows to capture some of the sun's warmth. They also include the use

230

Building Technologies Office: Design and Construct a New Energy-Efficient  

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Design and Construct a New Energy-Efficient Commercial Building Design and Construct a New Energy-Efficient Commercial Building Photo of NREL's Research Support Facility under construction, with two workers straddling I-beams. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility in an early stage of construction. Establishing and implementing aggressive energy performance goals during the design and construction of new commercial buildings is important to achieving those goals over the lifetime of the building. Energy efficiency measures can be applied in various stages of the design and construction process, including scoping and design, procurement, codes and standards compliance, construction and commissioning. Energy savings through these measures can be significant and will have lasting positive impacts on the overall energy use of the building. For example, using technologies and concepts such as radiant heating and cooling, precast concrete insulated panels, and an on-site solar energy system, NREL's Research Support Facility (RSF) is 50 percent more efficient than ASHRAE 90.1 2004 Standards.

231

Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Retail Buildings - Saving Energy in the Retail Sector  

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ASHRAE, AIA, DOE, IESNA and USGBC have partnered to produce an advanced energy design guide for use in small retail building applications. The guide contains recommendations for saving 30% energy over the minimum requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-1999. This paper describes the guide, compares it to a similar guide previously produced for small office buildings, and then presents simulation results demonstrating the energy savings over the 8 climate regions of the U.S.

Jarnagin, Ronald E.; McBride, Merle F.; Colliver, Donald G.

2006-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) (Presentation), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Building Energy Simulation Test Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) Ron Judkoff Joel Neymark Ben Polly Updated: December 2011 NREL/PR-5500-53701 2 Goals of NREL Analysis Accuracy R&D * Provide industry with the tools and technical information needed to improve the accuracy and consistency of analysis methods * Reduce the risks associated with purchasing, financing, and selling energy efficiency upgrades * Enhance software and input collection methods considering impacts on accuracy, cost, and time of energy assessments 3 BESTEST-EX Goals * Test software predictions of retrofit energy savings in existing homes * Ensure building physics calculations and utility bill calibration procedures perform up to a minimum standard

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Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX): Instructions for Implementing the Test Procedure, Calibration Test Reference Results, and Example Acceptance-Range Criteria  

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Building Energy Simulation Test for Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX): Instructions for Implementing the Test Procedure, Calibration Test Reference Results, and Example Acceptance-Range Criteria Ron Judkoff, Ben Polly, and Marcus Bianchi National Renewable Energy Laboratory Joel Neymark J. Neymark & Associates Mike Kennedy Mike D. Kennedy, Inc. Link to Accompanying Zipped Data Files (3.9 MB) This document is intended for use with the following documents: Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX), NREL/TP-550-47427 Example Procedures for Developing Acceptance-Range Criteria for BESTEST-EX, NREL/TP-550-47502 Technical Report NREL/TP-5500-52414 August 2011 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy

234

Design of a hydraulic bulge test apparatus  

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The various equi-biaxial tension tests for sheet metal were studied and compared to determine the most appropriate equipping in the Impact and Crashworthiness Laboratory, MIT, for the testing of Advanced High Strength ...

Koh, Cheok Wei

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Building Performance Simulation  

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technologies, integrated design, building operation andperformance,  integrated  building design and operation, Integrated  Design  and  Operation  for  Very  Low  Energy  Buildings

Hong, Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Field Testing of Nano-PCM-Enhanced Building Envelope Components in a Warm-Humid Climate  

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The U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program s goal of developing high-performance, energy-efficient buildings will require more cost-effective, durable, energy-efficient building envelopes. Forty-eight percent of the residential enduse energy consumption is spent on space heating and air conditioning. Reducing envelope-generated heating and cooling loads through application of phase-change material (PCM) enhanced envelope components can facilitate maximizing the energy efficiency of buildings. Field testing of prototype envelope components is an important step in estimating their energy benefits. An innovative PCM (nano-PCM) was developed with PCM encapsulated with expanded graphite (interconnected) nanosheets, which is highly conducive for enhanced thermal storage and energy distribution, and is shape-stable for convenient incorporation into lightweight building components. During 2012, two test walls with cellulose cavity insulation and prototype PCM-enhanced interior wallboards were installed in a natural exposure test (NET) facility in Charleston, SC. The first test wall was divided into four sections separated by wood studs and thin layers of foam insulation. Two sections contained nano-PCMenhanced wallboards: one was a three-layer structure in which nano-PCM was sandwiched between two gypsum boards, and the other one had PCM dispersed homogeneously throughout graphite nanosheet-enhanced gypsum board. The second test wall also contained two sections with interior PCM wallboards; one contained nano-PCM dispersed homogeneously in gypsum and the other was gypsum board containing a commercial microencapsulated PCM (MEPCM) for comparison. Each test wall contained a section covered with gypsum board on the interior side that served as control or a baseline for evaluation of the PCM wallboards. The walls were instrumented with arrays of thermocouples and heat flux transducers. This paper presents the measured performance and analysis to evaluate the energy-saving potential of the nano-PCM-enhanced building components.

Biswas, Kaushik [ORNL; LuPh.D., Jue [Technova Corporation; Soroushian, Parviz [Technova Corporation

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Why you should design to earn the ENERGY STAR | ENERGY STAR Buildings &  

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

Why you should design to earn the ENERGY STAR Why you should design to earn the ENERGY STAR Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Why you should design to earn the ENERGY STAR Leading firms choose ENERGY STAR Why new doesn't always mean efficient Follow EPA's step-by-step process ENERGY STAR Challenge for Architects Why you should design to earn the ENERGY STAR

238

Simulation Support for Optimizing the Design and Operation of a Large Open-Space Office Building  

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University of Technology PBA International Mech. Eng. Faculty Building Physics & Systems Prague 7 Prague 6, Czech Republic Eindhoven, Netherlands Czech Republic ABSTRACT This paper deals with design and post-design operational optimization studies... inverters. Some of the air is extracted ESL-IC-08-10-74 Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 12.7 13.7 14.7 15.7 16.7 17.7 18.7 19.7 A i r t e m...

Lain, M.; Hensen, J.; Zemlicka, J.

239

NREL's OpenStudio Helps Design More Efficient Buildings (Fact Sheet)  

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has created the OpenStudio software platform that makes it easier for architects and engineers to evaluate building energy efficiency measures throughout the design process. OpenStudio makes energy modeling more accessible and affordable, helping professionals to design structures with lower utility bills and less carbon emissions, resulting in a healthier environment. OpenStudio includes a user-friendly application suite that makes the U.S. Department of Energy's EnergyPlus and Radiance simulation engines easier to use for whole building energy and daylighting performance analysis. OpenStudio is freely available and runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.

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2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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

test procedure evaluates quality and accuracy of energy test procedure evaluates quality and accuracy of energy analysis tools for the residential building retrofit market. Reducing the energy use of existing homes in the United States offers significant energy-saving opportunities, which can be identified through building simulation software tools that calculate optimal packages of efficiency measures. To improve the accuracy of energy analysis for residential buildings, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Buildings Research team developed the Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX), a method for diagnosing and correcting errors in building energy audit software and calibration procedures. BESTEST-EX consists of building physics and utility bill calibration test cases, which soft-

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241

OPSAID Initial Design and TestingReport | Department of Energy  

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

OPSAID Initial Design and TestingReport OPSAID Initial Design and TestingReport OPSAID Initial Design and TestingReport Process Control System (PCS) security is critical to our national security. Yet, there are a number of technological, economic, and educational impediments to PCS owners implementing effective security on their systems. OPSAID (Open PCS Security Architecture for Interoperable Design), a project sponsored by the US Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Reliability, aims to address this issue through developing and testing an open source architecture for PCS security. Sandia National Laboratories, along with a team of PCS vendors and owners, have developed and tested this PCS security architecture. This report describes their progress to date. OPSAID Initial Design and Testing Report

242

Design and Testing of Prototypic Elements Containing Monolithic Fuel  

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The US fuel development team has performed numerous irradiation tests on small to medium sized specimens containing low enriched uranium fuel designs. The team is now focused on qualification and demonstration of the uranium-molybdenum Base Monolithic Design and has entered the next generation of testing with the design and irradiation of prototypic elements which contain this fuel. The designs of fuel elements containing monolithic fuel, such as AFIP-7 (which is currently under irradiation) and RERTR-FE (which is currently under fabrication), are appropriate progressions relative to the technology life cycle. The culmination of this testing program will occur with the design, fabrication, and irradiation of demonstration products to include the base fuel demonstration and design demonstration experiments. Future plans show that design, fabrication, and testing activities will apply the rigor needed for a demonstration campaign.

N.E. Woolstenhulme; M.K. Meyer; D.M. Wachs

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Passive solar energy in Washington: results of the Washington passive solar design/build competition  

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The Washington Passive Solar Design/Build Competition was held in an effort to encourage the design, construction, and marketing of moderately priced passive solar homes in Washington state. Four categories were established, including single and multi-family, new design and remodel. A number of commonly made thermal mistakes are discussed. Eight winning entries are presented along with four notable entries, for each of which is given an overview of the design, energy conservation measures, passive heating and cooling features, system operation, and thermal performance. (LEW)

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1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Twenty Years On!: Updating the IEA BESTEST Building Thermal Fabric Test Cases for ASHRAE Standard 140: Preprint  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140, Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Building Energy Analysis Computer Programs applies the IEA BESTEST building thermal fabric test cases and example simulation results originally published in 1995. These software accuracy test cases and their example simulation results, which comprise the first test suite adapted for the initial 2001 version of Standard 140, are approaching their 20th anniversary. In response to the evolution of the state of the art in building thermal fabric modeling since the test cases and example simulation results were developed, work is commencing to update the normative test specification and the informative example results.

Judkoff, R.; Neymark, J.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Heat Transfer in Buildings: Application to Solar Air Collector and Trombe Wall Design  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

11 Heat Transfer in Buildings: Application to Solar Air Collector and Trombe Wall Design H. Boyer focuses on the modeling of Trombe solar walls. In each case, detailed modeling of heat transfer allows with same thermal behaviour). For heat conduction in walls, it results from electrical analogy

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

246

Information-building applications: designing for data exploration and analysis by elementary school students  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The propagation of Inquiry Based Learning has lead to many more elementary students interacting with authentic scientific tools and practices. However, the more problematic realities of scientific data collection, such as noise and large data sets, are ... Keywords: information-building applications, k-12 science education, learner centered design

Tia Shelley; Leilah Lyons; Tom Moher; Chandan Dasgupta; Brenda Lopez Silva; Alexandra Silva

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

A Three-Step Approach for Building Correct-by-Design Autonomic Service-Oriented Architectures  

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A Three-Step Approach for Building Correct-by-Design Autonomic Service-Oriented Architectures Emna Introduction Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) represent an abstract style to implement user requirements are accessible to a large community of clients. Still, the Service-Oriented Architecture abstraction contributes

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

248

Recommended Academic Plan for Landscape Contracting Major -Design/Build Option (LSCPE/DESGN) University Park  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Recommended Academic Plan for Landscape Contracting Major - Design/Build Option (LSCPE Sciences may be substituted) 4 HORT 220 Applications in Landscape Contracting 3 B A 250 Small Business Activity (GHA) 1.5 HORT 120 Computer Applications for Landscape Contracting 2 International Cultures (IL

Guiltinan, Mark

249

Recommended Academic Plan for Landscape Contracting Major -Design/Build Option (LSCPE/DESGN) Commonwealth Campuses  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Recommended Academic Plan for Landscape Contracting Major - Design/Build Option (LSCPE Landscape Planning 3 HORT 220 Applications in Landscape Contracting 3 HORT 120 Computer Applications for Landscape Contracting 2 Pest Management Selection (Note A Below) 2-3 EDSGN 010 Introductory Engineering

Guiltinan, Mark

250

Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This presentation discusses the goals of NREL Analysis Accuracy R&D; BESTEST-EX goals; what BESTEST-EX is; how it works; 'Building Physics' cases; 'Building Physics' reference results; 'utility bill calibration' cases; limitations and potential future work. Goals of NREL Analysis Accuracy R&D are: (1) Provide industry with the tools and technical information needed to improve the accuracy and consistency of analysis methods; (2) Reduce the risks associated with purchasing, financing, and selling energy efficiency upgrades; and (3) Enhance software and input collection methods considering impacts on accuracy, cost, and time of energy assessments. BESTEST-EX Goals are: (1) Test software predictions of retrofit energy savings in existing homes; (2) Ensure building physics calculations and utility bill calibration procedures perform up to a minimum standard; and (3) Quantify impact of uncertainties in input audit data and occupant behavior. BESTEST-EX is a repeatable procedure that tests how well audit software predictions compare to the current state of the art in building energy simulation. There is no direct truth standard. However, reference software have been subjected to validation testing, including comparisons with empirical data.

Judkoff, R.; Neymark, J.; Polly, B.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Tests of a Novel Design of Resistive Plate Chambers  

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A novel design of Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs), using only a single resistive plate, is being proposed. Based on this design, two large size prototype chambers were constructed and were tested with cosmic rays and in particle beams. The tests confirmed the viability of this new approach. In addition to showing an improved single-particle response compared to the traditional 2-plate design, the novel chambers also prove to be suitable for calorimetric applications.

Bilki, B; Freund, B; Neubüser, C; Onel, Y; Repond, J; Schlereth, J; Xia, L

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prototype spent-fuel canister design, analysis, and test  

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Sandia National Laboratories was asked by the US Energy Research and Development Administration (now US Department of Energy) to design the spent fuel shipping cask system for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Plant (CRBRP). As a part of this task, a canister which holds liquid sodium and the spent fuel assembly was designed, analyzed, and tested. The canister body survived the regulatory Type-B 9.1-m (30-ft) drop test with no apparent leakage. However, the commercially available metal seal used in this design leaked after the tests. This report describes the design approach, analysis, and prototype canister testing. Recommended work for completing the design, when funding is available, is included.

Leisher, W.B.; Eakes, R.G.; Duffey, T.A.

1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SOME ANALYTIC MODELS OF PASSIVE SOLAR BUILDING PERFORMANCE: A THEORETICAL APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF ENERGY-CONSERVING BUILDINGS  

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CONSERVATION IN BUILDINGS AND ANALYTIC MODELING Footnotes tobuilding -- and so are inaccurate for passive solar modeling.modeling described above for only one specific hour and one specific building

Goldstein, David Baird

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation and the design building block approach in the design of ships and other complex systems  

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...sufficient (and mobile) environments and because of the...design need or design environment may necessitate consideration...largely by individual engineers and specialist designers...when each becomes the responsibility of the relevant engineering...integrated product data environment (IPDE) in which...

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Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Highway Lodging Buildings: Development of 50% Energy Savings Design Technology Packages  

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This paper presents the process, methodology, and assumptions for development of the 50% Energy Savings Design Technology Packages for Highway Lodging Buildings, a design guidance document that provides specific recommendations for achieving 50% energy savings in roadside motels (highway lodging) above the requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004. This 50% solution represents a further step toward realization of the U.S. Department of Energy’s net-zero energy building goal, and go beyond the 30% savings in the Advanced Energy Design Guide series (upon which this work was built). This work can serve as the technical feasibility study for the development of a 50% saving Advanced Energy Design Guide for highway lodging, and thus should greatly expedite the development process. The purpose of this design package is to provide user-friendly design assistance to designers, developers, and owners of highway lodging properties. It is intended to encourage energy-efficient design by providing prescriptive energy-efficiency recommendations for each climate zone that attains the 50% the energy savings target. This paper describes the steps that were taken to demonstrate the technical feasibility of achieving a 50% reduction in whole-building energy use with practical and commercially available technologies. The energy analysis results are presented, indicating the recommended energy-efficient measures achieved a national-weighted average energy savings of 55%, relative to Standard 90.1-2004. The cost-effectiveness of the recommended technology package is evaluated and the result shows an average simple payback of 11.3 years.

Jiang, Wei; Gowri, Krishnan; Thornton, Brian A.; Liu, Bing

2010-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Summary - Building C-400 Thermal Treatment Remedial Design Report and Investigation, Paducah, Kentucky  

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Paducah, KY Paducah, KY EM Project: Building C400 Thermal Treatment ETR Report Date: August 2007 ETR-8 United States Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) External Technical Review of Building C-400 Thermal Treatment 90% Remedial Design Report and Site Investigation, Paducah Kentucky Why DOE-EM Did This Review The groundwater underlying the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) is contaminated by chlorinated solvents, principally trichloroethylene (TCE), as well as other contaminants. TCE was released as a dense nonaqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) to the subsurface soils and groundwater as a result of operations that began in 1952. The Building C-400 area is coincident with the highest TCE concentrations in the groundwater plumes at PGDP. Based on all characterization data

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Design and construction of a solar multistory building in Tuscany (Italy)  

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A solar low income multifamily housing project, under construction in Leghorn (Tuscany, Italy), which combines passive and conservative technologies with an active solar energy plant is presented. The working group took into consideration the following items: the local climatic conditions; the Italian housing laws; a specific heating service contract; a minimum required annual energy saving; and a fixed economic budget. In order to meet the above conditions most satisfactorily, it was necessary to use a number of computer programs as design and performance evaluation tools and to develop a special passive solar component. The six-story high building, consisting of 24 flats, with linear typology is described. The south facade has been realized with two different passive systems: direct gain and solar wall. An active solar system provides part of the building hot water requirement. The minimization of thermal loss has been emphasized by means of reduction of surface/volume ratio and an adequate study of the building construction details.

D'Alessandro, G.; Serravezza, A.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Control Design for Wind Turbines; Part I: Control Design, Implementation, and Initial Tests  

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The purpose of this report is to give wind turbine engineers information and examples of the design, testing through simulation, field implementation, and field testing of advanced wind turbine controls.

Wright, A. D.; Fingersh, L. J.

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Simulation & Modeling | Department of Energy  

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strategies in a building or test bed equipped with a low-energy heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. Project Impact Products: Improved design analysis tools and data,...

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This construction, refurbishment and maintenance guide identifies the main sustainability factors that need to be considered during the design, refurbishment, construction or ongoing maintenance of buildings on our  

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of buildings on our Campus. Read this guide to understand what you need to consider when you design, implement) Appendix 1 - Checklist 1. Design and Layout Aim: Ensure the design and layout of the building maximises energy efficiency. The design or layout of a building should minimise the energy requirements

Sheldon, Nathan D.

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Building Technologies Office: Building Science Education  

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Science Education Science Education Photo of students investigating building enclosure moisture problems at a field testing facility in British Columbia. Students study moisture building enclosure issues at the Coquitlam Field Test facility in Vancouver, British Columbia. Credit: John Straube The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program recognizes that the education of future design/construction industry professionals in solid building science principles is critical to widespread development of high performance homes that are energy efficient, healthy, and durable. In November 2012, DOE met with leaders in the building science community to develop a strategic Building Science Education Roadmap that will chart a path for training skilled professionals who apply proven innovations and recognize the value of high performance homes. The roadmap aims to:

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Design and Installation of a Disposal Cell Cover Field Test ...  

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through March 3, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona. C.H. Benson, W.J. Waugh, W.H. Albright, G.M. Smith, R.P. Bush Design and Installation of a Disposal Cell Cover Field Test More Documents...

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Conceptual Design Report for the Extreme Ecosystems Test Chambers  

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This conceptual design supports the creation of Extreme Ecosystems Test Chambers, which will replicate deep subsurface and subocean environments characterized by high pressure (2,000 psi) and subfreezing to high temperature (-4 to 300 degrees F) with differing chemical and saturation conditions. The design provides a system to support research and development that includes heat transfer, phase change issues in porous media, microbiology in extreme environments, and carbon sequestration and extraction. The initial system design is based on the research needs to support the commercial production of methane hydrates from subsurface sediments. The design provides for three pressure vessels: a Down Hole Test Vessel, a Vertical Multi-phase Test Vessel, and a Horizontal Multi-phase Test Vessel.

C. Barnes; J. Beller; K. Caldwell; K. Croft; R. Cherry; W. Landman

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Planar Biphenyl-Bridged Biradicals as Building Blocks for the Design of Quantum Magnets  

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This organic biradical belongs to a family of materials that can be used as a building block for the design of new quantum magnets. ... This demonstrates the usefulness of these biradicals for generating new families of quantum magnets enabling to address fundamental aspects of quantum magnetism. ... This method effectively works for calcn. of J values and is reliable in characterizing the detailed magnetic properties of multi-nuclear metal complexes. ...

Evgeny A. Mostovich; Yulia Borozdina; Volker Enkelmann; Katarina Removi?-Langer; Bernd Wolf; Michael Lang; Martin Baumgarten

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes  

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Building Energy Codes Building Energy Codes Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on AddThis.com... Popular Links Success Stories Previous Next Lighten Energy Loads with System Design. Warming Up to Pump Heat.

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High-Performance Sustainable Building Design for New Construction and Major Renovations  

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New construction and major renovations to existing buildings offer Federal agencies opportunities to create sustainable high-performance buildings. High-performance buildings can incorporate energy...

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LoanSTAR Monitoring and Analysis Program: Presentation Summary of the State Capitol Complex Building Operation and Maintenance Field Test  

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requests, only 58% to 95% of AHUs identified in earlier report were shut off S. F. Austin Whole Building Electricity & Chilled Water Consumption Over 600 kW reduction when AHUs and lights turned off L.B. Johnson Whole Building Electricity & Chilled Water...LoanSTAR Monitoring and Analysis Program Presentation Summary of the State Capitol Complex Building Operation and Maintenance Field Test Presented to the State Purchasing and General Services Commission By the Monitoring Analysis Task E Dr. W. D...

Turner, W. D.; Houcek, J. K.; Liu, M.; Claridge, D. E.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Energy Designates the Idaho National Laboratory Advanced Test  

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Designates the Idaho National Laboratory Designates the Idaho National Laboratory Advanced Test Reactor as a National Scientific User Facility Department of Energy Designates the Idaho National Laboratory Advanced Test Reactor as a National Scientific User Facility April 23, 2007 - 12:36pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today designated the Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) as a National Scientific User Facility. Establishing the ATR as a National Scientific User Facility will help assert U.S. leadership in nuclear science and technology, and will attract new users - universities, laboratories and industry - to conduct research at the ATR. This facility will support basic and applied nuclear research and development (R&D), furthering

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Introduction to Cost Control Strategies for Zero Energy Buildings: High-Performance Design and Construction on a Budget (Fact Sheet)  

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Momentum behind zero energy building design and construction is increasing, presenting a tremendous opportunity for advancing energy performance in the commercial building industry. At the same time, there is a lingering perception that zero energy buildings must be cost prohibitive or limited to showcase projects. Fortunately, an increasing number of projects are demonstrating that high performance can be achieved within typical budgets. This factsheet highlights replicable, recommended strategies for achieving high performance on a budget, based on experiences from past projects.

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2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building State-of-the-Art Wind Technology Testing Facilities (Fact Sheet)  

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The new Wind Technology Test Center is the only facility in the nation capable of testing wind turbine blades up to 90 meters in length. A critical factor to wind turbine design and development is the ability to test new designs, components, and materials. In addition, wind turbine blade manufacturers are required to test their blades as part of the turbine certification process. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Program and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) to design, construct, and operate the Wind Technology Center (WTTC) in Boston, Massachusetts. The WTTC offers a full suite of certification tests for turbine blades up to 90 meters in length. NREL worked closely with MTS Systems Corporation to develop the novel large-scale test systems needed to conduct the static and fatigue tests required for certification. Static tests pull wind turbine blades horizontally and vertically to measure blade deflection and strains. Fatigue tests cycle the blades millions of times to simulate what a blade goes through in its lifetime on a wind turbine. For static testing, the WTTC is equipped with servo-hydraulic winches and cylinders that are connected to the blade through cables to apply up to an 84-mega Newton meter maximum static bending moment. For fatigue testing, MTS developed a commercial version of NREL's patented resonant excitation system with hydraulic cylinders that actuate linear moving masses on the blade at one or more locations. This system applies up to a 21-meter tip-to-tip fatigue test tip displacement to generate 20-plus years of cyclic field loads in a matter of months. NREL also developed and supplied the WTTC with an advanced data acquisition system capable of measuring and recording hundreds of data channels at very fast sampling rates while communicating with test control systems.

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2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Poster: Building a test-bed for wireless sensor networking for under-water oil and gas installations  

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. Initially we are building a laboratory in a large water tank. Later we will cooperate with an oil and gasPoster: Building a test-bed for wireless sensor networking for under-water oil and gas@ifi.uio.no 1 Introduction and background When the oil and gas industry moves its production facilities

Zhou, Shengli

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Sampling Point Compliance Tests for 325 Building at Set-Back Flow Conditions  

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The stack sampling system at the 325 Building (Radiochemical Processing Laboratory [RPL]) was constructed to comply with the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI’s) Guide to Sampling Airborne Radioactive Materials in Nuclear Facilities (ANSI N13.1-1969). This standard provided prescriptive criteria for the location of radionuclide air-sampling systems. In 1999, the standard was revised (Sampling and Monitoring Releases of Airborne Radioactive Substances From the Stacks and Ducts of Nuclear Facilities [ANSI/Health Physics Society [HPS] 13.1-1999]) to provide performance-based criteria for the location of sampling systems. Testing was conducted for the 325 Building stack to determine whether the sampling system would meet the updated criteria for uniform air velocity and contaminant concentration in the revised ANSI/HPS 13.1-1999 standard under normal operating conditions (Smith et al. 2010). Measurement results were within criteria for all tests. Additional testing and modeling was performed to determine whether the sampling system would meet criteria under set-back flow conditions. This included measurements taken from a scale model with one-third of the exhaust flow and computer modeling of the system with two-thirds of the exhaust flow. This report documents the results of the set-back flow condition measurements and modeling. Tests performed included flow angularity, uniformity of velocity, gas concentration, and particle concentration across the duct at the sampling location. Results are within ANSI/HPS 13.1-1999 criteria for all tests. These tests are applicable for the 325 Building stack under set-back exhaust flow operating conditions (980 - 45,400 cubic feet per minute [cfm]) with one fan running. The modeling results show that criteria are met for all tests using a two-fan configuration exhaust (flow modeled at 104,000 cfm). Combined with the results from the earlier normal operating conditions, the ANSI/HPS 13.1-1999 criteria for all tests are met for all configurations: one, two, or three fans (normal).

Ballinger, Marcel Y.; Glissmeyer, John A.; Barnett, J. M.; Recknagle, Kurtis P.; Yokuda, Satoru T.

2011-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative relationships between occupant satisfaction and satisfaction aspects of indoor environmental quality and building design  

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In: Proceedings of Healthy Buildings, Vol III, pp. 393-397.Proceedings of Healthy Buildings, paper nr 747. Danielsson,

Frontczak, Monika; Schiavon, Stefano; Goins, John; Arens, Edward A; Zhang, Hui Ph.D; Wargocki, Pawel

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HBDR: a case-based tool for organizing architectural information on historic building designs  

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. 5 Searching a case: Browse screens . 56 . . 58 6 General information about the design case . 59 7 Detail information about the design case. 8 Search screens for browse feedback . 60 . . 61 9 Student's feedback for a design case . . 62 10 Add... required to search the software . . . . . . 76 8 Responses about the software's functions 77 9 Summary of responses for comparative testing between two methods. . . . . . . . . . . . 78 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Recent developments in the field...

Mulye, Leena

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Residential Buildings  

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Apartment building exterior and interior Apartment building exterior and interior Residential Buildings EETD's research in residential buildings addresses problems associated with whole-building integration involving modeling, measurement, design, and operation. Areas of research include the movement of air and associated penalties involving distribution of pollutants, energy and fresh air. Contacts Max Sherman MHSherman@lbl.gov (510) 486-4022 Iain Walker ISWalker@lbl.gov (510) 486-4692 Links Residential Building Systems Group Batteries and Fuel Cells Buildings Energy Efficiency Applications Commercial Buildings Cool Roofs and Heat Islands Demand Response Energy Efficiency Program and Market Trends High Technology and Industrial Systems Lighting Systems Residential Buildings Simulation Tools Sustainable Federal Operations

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Building Technologies Office: Commercial Reference Buildings  

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Commercial Reference Commercial Reference Buildings to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Reference Buildings on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Commercial Reference Buildings on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Reference Buildings on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Reference Buildings on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Commercial Reference Buildings on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Reference Buildings 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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Smart Buildings: Business Case and Action Plan  

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4: Use Integrated Design for All New Buildings New buildingsUse Integrated Design for All New Buildings Recommendation #an existing building, requires an integrated design approach

Ehrlich, Paul

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The IDB (Integrated Design Building) Coming Soon Spring 2017 TO APPLY http://www.umass.edu/gradschool/admissions  

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The IDB (Integrated Design Building) Coming Soon Spring 2017 TO APPLY http@larp.umass.edu Master of Landscape Architecture Our landscape architecture program trains students to design parks and recreation Land reclamation and rehabilitation Residential sites Security design Streetscapes and public

Mountziaris, T. J.

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Energy Use Intensity and its Influence on the Integrated Daylighting Design of a Large Net Zero Energy Building: Preprint  

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Net-zero energy buildings generate as much energy as they consume and are significant in the sustainable future of building design and construction. The role of daylighting (and its simulation) in the design process becomes critical. In this paper we present the process the National Renewable Energy Laboratory embarked on in the procurement, design, and construction of its newest building, the Research Support Facility (RSF) - particularly the roles of daylighting, electric lighting, and simulation. With a rapid construction schedule, the procurement, design, and construction had to be tightly integrated; with low energy use. We outline the process and measures required to manage a building design that could expect to operate at an efficiency previously unheard of for a building of this type, size, and density. Rigorous simulation of the daylighting and the electric lighting control response was a given, but the oft-ignored disconnect between lighting simulation and whole-building energy use simulation had to be addressed. The RSF project will be thoroughly evaluated for its performance for one year; preliminary data from the postoccupancy monitoring efforts will also be presented with an eye toward the current efficacy of building energy and lighting simulation.

Guglielmetti , R.; Scheib, J.; Pless, S. D.; Torcellini , P.; Petro, R.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal design of ground source heat pump system integrated with phase change cooling storage tank in an office building  

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Optimal design of ground source heat pump system integrated with phase change cooling storage tank in an office building Na Zhu*, Yu Lei, Pingfang Hu, Linghong Xu, Zhangning Jiang Department of Building Environment and Equipment Engineering... heat pump system integrated with phase change cooling storage technology could save energy and shift peak load. This paper studied the optimal design of a ground source heat pump system integrated with phase change thermal storage tank in an office...

Zhu, N.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SOME ANALYTIC MODELS OF PASSIVE SOLAR BUILDING PERFORMANCE: A THEORETICAL APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF ENERGY-CONSERVING BUILDINGS  

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building itself. 4b. A Trombe wall is a south-facing heavywall. The inventor of the Trombe wall discusses some of itsOther windows illuminate Trombe walls of l~ foot concrete. (

Goldstein, David Baird

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Status of RERTR Irradiation Tests in the Advanced Test Reactor  

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Irradiation testing of U-Mo based fuels is the central component of the Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors (RERTR) program fuel qualification plan. Several RERTR tests have recently been completed or are planned for irradiation in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) located at the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, ID. Four mini-plate experiments in various stages of completion are described in detail, including the irradiation test design, objectives, and irradiation conditions. Observations made during and after the in-reactor RERTR-7A experiment breach are summarized. The irradiation experiment design and planned irradiation conditions for full-size plate test are described. Progress toward element testing will be reviewed.

Daniel M. Wachs; Richard G. Ambrosek; Gray Chang; Mitchell K. Meyer

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Program: About Standards  

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About Standards to About Standards to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Program: About Standards on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Program: About Standards on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Program: About Standards on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Program: About Standards on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Program: About Standards on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Program: About Standards on AddThis.com... About Standards & Test Procedures Implementation, Certification & Enforcement Rulemakings & Notices Further Guidance ENERGY STAR® Popular Links Success Stories Previous Next Lighten Energy Loads with System Design. Learn More. Warming Up to Pump Heat. Learn More. Cut Refrigerator Energy Use to Save Money. Learn More.

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NREL Next Generation Drivetrain: Mechanical Design and Test Plan (Poster)  

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The Department of Energy and industry partners are sponsoring a $3m project for design and testing of a 'Next Generation' wind turbine drivetrain at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This poster focuses on innovative aspects of the gearbox design, completed as part of an end-to-end systems engineering approach incorporating innovations that increase drivetrain reliability, efficiency, torque density and minimize capital cost.

Keller, J.; Halse, C.

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and operation methodology for active building-integrated thermal energy storage systems  

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Abstract A methodology is presented for integrating the design and operation of active building-integrated thermal energy storage (BITES) systems to enhance their thermal and energy performance. A bounding-condition based design approach is proposed in conjunction with predictive control strategies. The predictive control uses frequency domain models and room air temperature set-point profile as input. The set-point profiles and BITES design are improved in a holistic manner according to the thermal dynamic response of active BITES systems and their thermal zones. The dynamic response is obtained from the transfer functions of frequency domain models. The methodology is demonstrated on ventilated systems. The results show that the methodology can significantly improve the design and operation of active BITES systems, and hence improve their thermal and energy performance. The dynamic response of different sizes of systems is presented to provide useful information for design selection. It is shown that concrete thickness of 0.2–0.3 m is a good value to initiate design. Other important application considerations are also discussed.

Yuxiang Chen; Khaled E. Galal; Andreas K. Athienitis

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interaction between building design, management, household and individual factors in relation to energy use for space heating in apartment buildings  

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Abstract In Stockholm, 472 multi-family buildings with 7554 dwellings has been selected by stratified random sampling. Information about building characteristics and property management was gathered from each property owners. Energy use for space heating was collected from the utility company. Perceived thermal comfort, household and personal factors were assessed by a standardized self-administered questionnaire, answered by one adult person in each dwelling, and a proportion of each factor was calculated for each building. Statistical analysis was performed by multiple linear regression models with control for relevant factors all at the same time in the model. Energy use for heating was significantly related to the building age, type of building and ventilation, length of time since the last heating adjustment, ownership form, proportion of females, and proportion of occupants expressing thermal discomfort. How beneficial energy efficiency measures will be may depend on the relationship between energy use and factors related to the building and the property maintenance together with household and personal factors, as all these factors interact with each other. The results show that greater focus should be on real estate management and maintenance and also a need for research with a gender perspective on energy use for space heating.

Karin Engvall; Erik Lampa; Per Levin; Per Wickman; Egil Öfverholm

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HyRAM Testing Strategy and Quality Design Elements.  

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Strategy document and tentative schedule for testing of HyRAM, a software toolkit that integrates data and methods relevant to assessing the safety of hydrogen fueling and storage infrastructure. Because proposed and existing features in HyRAM that support testing are important factors in this discussion, relevant design considerations of HyRAM are also discussed. However, t his document does not cover all of HyRAM desig n, nor is the full HyRAM software development schedule included.

Reynolds, John Thomas

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Support Document: Development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Medium to Big Box Retail Buildings - 50% Energy Savings  

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This Technical Support Document describes the process and methodology for the development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Medium to Big Box Retail Buildings: Achieving 50% Energy Savings Toward a Net Zero Energy Building (AEDG-MBBR) ASHRAE et al. (2011b). The AEDG-MBBR is intended to provide recommendations for achieving 50% whole-building energy savings in retail stores over levels achieved by following ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (Standard 90.1-2004) (ASHRAE 2004b). The AEDG-MBBR was developed in collaboration with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Bonnema, E.; Leach, M.; Pless, S.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generic Models in the Design of Solar Commercial Buildings , N. ISAACS1  

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of generic models were developed. These include: Standard data on building materials used in commercial buildings in New Zealand; Materials data collated into descriptions of standard buildings which are representative of commercial building `types'; Standard building model descriptions which are intended to provide

Amor, Robert

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Design of Material Strength Test in Lead-Bismuth Flow  

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Liquid lead and lead-bismuth have drawn the attention as one of the candidate coolants of the fast breeder reactors (FBRs), and the accelerator driven transmutation systems (ADSs). In order to use the coolant to the systems, the physical and chemical characteristics of the heavy metals are necessary. This plan has been proposed for the strength test of materials in the liquid metal surroundings. The lead-bismuth circulation loop with the strength test has been designed, and the strength test of candidate materials has been planned. (authors)

Masatoshi Kondo; Minoru Takahashi [Tokyo Institute of Technology, O-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152 (Japan); Koji Hata [Nuclear Development Corporation, 622-12 Funaishikawa, Tokai-mura, Ibaraki 319-1111 (Japan)

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Bringing simulation to implementation: Presentation of a global approach in the design of passive solar buildings under humid tropical climates  

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In early 1995, a DSM pilot initiative has been launched in the French islands of Guadeloupe and Reunion through a partnership between several public and private partners (the French Public Utility EDF, the University of Reunion Island, low cost housing companies, architects, energy consultants, etc...) to set up standards to improve thermal design of new residential buildings in tropical climates. This partnership led to defining optimized bio-climatic urban planning and architectural designs featuring the use of passive cooling architectural principles (solar shading, natural ventilation) and components, as well as energy efficient systems and technologies. The design and sizing of each architectural component on internal thermal comfort in building has been assessed with a validated thermal and airflow building simulation software (CODYRUN). These technical specifications have been edited in a reference document which has been used to build over 300 new pilot dwellings through the years 1996-1998 in Reunion...

Garde, François; Celaire, Robert

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extremely Low-Energy Design for Army Buildings: Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facility: Preprint  

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Extremely Low-Energy Design Extremely Low-Energy Design for Army Buildings: Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facility Preprint Rois Langner and Michael Deru National Renewable Energy Laboratory Alexander Zhivov, Richard Liesen, and Dale Herron U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Presented at the 2012 ASHRAE Winter Conference Chicago, Illinois January 21-25, 2012 Conference Paper NREL/CP-5500-53810 March 2012 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and Alliance retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes.

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Product and Process Modeling for Functional Performance Testing in Low-Energy Building Embedded Commissioning Cases  

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models, as well as standards, such as IFC and aecXML. To date we have tested a fin-tube radiant heat system FPT. Our findings include lessons learned in several areas: (1) adapting standard FPTs to specific facilities and their design intent, (2) common...

Akcamete, A.; Garrett, J.; Akinci, B.; Akin, O.; Lee, K. J.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Pressure-transient test design in tight gas formations  

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This paper outlines a procedure for pre- and postfracture pressure-transient test design in low-permeability (tight) gas formations. The procedures proposed are based on many years' experience in evaluating low-permeability formations, and particularly on recent experience with Gas Research Inst. (GRI) programs in eastern Devonian gas shales and in western tight-gas formations.

Lee, W.J.

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Accelerated Articles Design and Testing of a Multivariate Optical  

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#12;Accelerated Articles Design and Testing of a Multivariate Optical Element: The First Demonstration of Multivariate Optical Computing for Predictive Spectroscopy O. Soyemi, D. Eastwood, L. Zhang, H Street, Suite 102, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508 A demonstration of multivariate optical computing is presented

Myrick, Michael Lenn

296

Design of passive/hybrid solar systems for gulf states manufactured metal building systems. Phase I. Final report  

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The analysis, design, and market assessment of a proposed prototype solar-heated manufactured metal building has been developed. Energy collection is effected through the vertical wall solar collector system designed as a integral part of the structural system. Heat storage is effected by a floor slab. Other designs such as direct gain and Trombe wall with moveable insulation were evaluated. System economics and life cycle costs were examined and the costs of the design options were compared. (LEW)

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1980-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

297

Scalable and Robust Designs of Model - Based Control Strategies for Energy - Efficient Buildings.  

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??In the wake of rising energy costs, there is a critical need for sustainable energy management of commercial and residential buildings. Buildings consume approximately 40%… (more)

Agbi, Clarence

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Modeling and Optimal Control Algorithm Design for HVAC Systems in Energy Efficient Buildings  

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Litz. Simulation of thermal building behaviour in modelica.of the 2nd International Modelica Conference, volume 154.building behaviour using Modelica. Mathematical and Computer

Maasoumy, Mehdi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Development of a methodology for defining whole-building energy design targets for commercial buildings: Phase 2, Development concept stage report  

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Since 1985, the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) has managed the Whole-Building Energy Design Targets project for the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Building Technologies (formerly the Office of Buildings and Community Systems). The primary focus of the Targets project is to develop a flexible methodology for buildings industry use in setting energy performance guidelines for commercial buildings and for determining compliance with those guidelines. The project is being conducted as a two-phase effort. In Phase 1, Planning, the project team determined the research that was necessary for developing the Targets methodology. In the concept stage of Phase 2, Development, the team sought to define the technical and software development concepts upon which the overall Targets methodology will be based. The concept stage work is documented in four volumes, of which this summary volume is the first. The three other volumes are Volume 2: Technical Concept Development Task Reports, Volume 3: Workshop Summaries, and Volume 4: Software Concept Development Task Reports. 8 refs., 14 figs.

Jones, J.W. (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc., Atlanta, GA (USA)); Deringer, J.J. (American Inst. of Architects, Washington, DC (USA)); McKay, H.N. (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, New York, NY (USA))

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

The Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) Methodology: Preprint  

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Energy Simulation Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) Methodology Preprint Ron Judkoff, Ben Polly, and Marcus Bianchi National Renewable Energy Laboratory Joel Neymark J. Neymark & Associates To be presented at the Building Simulation 2011 Conference Sydney, Australia November 14-16, 2011 Conference Paper NREL/CP-5500-51655 November 2011 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and Alliance retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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301

Measuring the influence of the greening design of the building environment on the urban real estate market in Taiwan  

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To address the worsening problems of global warming and the urban heat island effect, ecological cities and building environment greening are being promoted in population-dense urban areas domestically and abroad. For example, the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism announced the CASBEE-HI (Heat Island) assessment system in 2008 as a response to worsening urban warming and urban heat island effects. The Ministry implemented “Building Space Greening Plans” in Tokyo, Osaka, and other cities, enforcing by law the effective reduction of urban temperatures and improving urban living environments and alleviating the threat of urban ecological disasters. Therefore, this study integrates Taiwan domestic and foreign building space greening design, derived greening benefits, implementation promotion methods, and greening design policies as measurement constructs to examine the mutual influence between different constructs and to analyze the degree of influence on the urban real estate market. From the result, demonstrating that building space environment greening design does bring about positive benefits. In addition, the greening benefit was shown to have a positive impact on the urban real estate market. At the same time, greening promotion implementation method and urban policy standard both had a positive impact on the urban real estate market, demonstrating that government promotion of building environment greening design through urban design policy means is acceptable to the public.

Kuei-Feng Chang; Po-Cheng Chou

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

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

303

Design and Installation of a Disposal Cell Cover Field Test  

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Legacy Management (LM) initiated a cover assessment project in September 2007 to evaluate an inexpensive approach to enhancing the hydrological performance of final covers for disposal cells. The objective is to accelerate and enhance natural processes that are transforming existing conventional covers, which rely on low-conductivity earthen barriers, into water balance covers, that store water in soil and release it as soil evaporation and plant transpiration. A low conductivity cover could be modified by deliberately blending the upper layers of the cover profile and planting native shrubs. A test facility was constructed at the Grand Junction, Colorado, Disposal Site to evaluate the proposed methodology. The test cover was constructed in two identical sections, each including a large drainage lysimeter. The test cover was constructed with the same design and using the same materials as the existing disposal cell in order to allow for a direct comparison of performance. One test section will be renovated using the proposed method; the other is a control. LM is using the lysimeters to evaluate the effectiveness of the renovation treatment by monitoring hydrologic conditions within the cover profile as well as all water entering and leaving the system. This paper describes the historical experience of final covers employing earthen barrier layers, the design and operation of the lysimeter test facility, testing conducted to characterize the as-built engineering and edaphic properties of the lysimeter soils, the calibration of instruments installed at the test facility, and monitoring data collected since the lysimeters were constructed.

Benson, C.H. [University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin; Waugh, W.J. [S.M. Stoller Corporation, Grand Junction, Colorado; Albright, W.H. [Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada; Smith, G.M. [Geo-Smith Engineering, Grand Junction, Colorado; Bush, R.P. [U.S. Department of Energy, Grand Junction, Colorado

2011-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

304

A facility design for repackaging ORNL CH-TRU legacy waste in Building 3525  

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For the last 25 years, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has conducted operations which have generated solid, contact-handled transuranic (CH-TRU) waste. At present the CH-TRU waste inventory at ORNL is about 3400 55-gal drums retrievably stored in RCRA-permitted, aboveground facilities. Of the 3400 drums, approximately 2600 drums will need to be repackaged. The current US Department of Energy (DOE) strategy for disposal of these drums is to transport them to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico which only accepts TRU waste that meets a very specific set of criteria documented in the WIPP-WAC (waste acceptance criteria). This report describes activities that were performed from January 1994 to May 1995 associated with the design and preparation of an existing facility for repackaging and certifying some or all of the CH-TRU drums at ORNL to meet the WIPP-WAC. For this study, the Irradiated Fuel Examination Laboratory (IFEL) in Building 3525 was selected as the reference facility for modification. These design activities were terminated in May 1995 as more attractive options for CH-TRU waste repackaging were considered to be available. As a result, this document serves as a final report of those design activities.

Huxford, T.J.; Cooper, R.H. Jr.; Davis, L.E.; Fuller, A.B.; Gabbard, W.A.; Smith, R.B. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Guay, K.P. [S. M. Stroller Corp. (United States); Smith, L.C. [United Energy Services Corp. (United States)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Building C-400 Thermal Treatment 90% Remedial Design Report and Site Investigation  

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427 427 Rev. 1 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) Review Report: Building C-400 Thermal Treatment 90% Remedial Design Report and Site Investigation, PGDP, Paducah Kentucky 15 August 2007 Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) Paducah KY Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) Paducah KY Prepared for: Office of Groundwater and Soil Remediation Office of Engineering and Technology Review Report - C-400 Thermal Remediation PGDP WSRC-STI-2007-00427 rev. 1 Cover Photo: Oblique view overhead photograph of the Department of Energy Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant near Paducah KY. The TCE source area targeted for thermal treatment is located near the center of the photograph. .

306

Design and Operation of an Open, Interoperable Automated Demand Response Infrastructure for Commercial Buildings  

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340E 340E Design and Operation of an Open, Interoperable Automated Demand Response Infrastructure for Commercial Buildings M.A. Piette, G. Ghatikar, S. Kiliccote, D. Watson Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory E. Koch, D. Hennage Akuacom June 2009 Journal of Computing Science and Information Engineering, Vol. 9, Issue 2 DISCLAIMER This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of California, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information,

307

Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Teams  

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Teams Teams Building America research projects are completed by industry consortia (teams) comprised of leading experts from across the country. The research teams design, test, upgrade and build high performance homes using strategies that significantly cut energy use. Building America research teams are selected through a competitive process initiated by a request for proposals. Team members are experts in the field of residential building science, and have access to world-class research facilities, partners, and key personnel, ensuring successful progress toward U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) goals. This page provides a brief description of the teams, areas of focus, and key team members. Advanced Residential Integrated Energy Solutions Alliance for Residential Building Innovation

308

Preliminary Results in Virtual Testing for Smart Buildings Julien Bruneau1  

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, Smart buildings, HVAC, Mixed (virtual/real) world infrastructures, Energy efficiency 1 Introduction, Walid.Taha@hh.se 4 HVAC Consultant, Cairo, Egypt, wail_hannourah@yahoo.com Abstract. Smart buildings

Boyer, Edmond

309

NREL Buildings Research Video  

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Through research, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed many strategies and design techniques to ensure both commercial and residential buildings use as little energy as possible and also work well with the surroundings. Here you will find a video that introduces the work of NREL Buildings Research, highlights some of the facilities on the NREL campus, and demonstrates these efficient building strategies. Watch this video to see design highlights of the Science and Technology Facility on the NREL campus—the first Federal building to be LEED® Platinum certified. Additionally, the video demonstrates the energy-saving features of NRELs Thermal Test Facility. For a text version of this video visit http://www.nrel.gov/buildings/about_research_text_version.html

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2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

NREL Buildings Research Video  

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Through research, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed many strategies and design techniques to ensure both commercial and residential buildings use as little energy as possible and also work well with the surroundings. Here you will find a video that introduces the work of NREL Buildings Research, highlights some of the facilities on the NREL campus, and demonstrates these efficient building strategies. Watch this video to see design highlights of the Science and Technology Facility on the NREL campus?the first Federal building to be LEED® Platinum certified. Additionally, the video demonstrates the energy-saving features of NRELs Thermal Test Facility. For a text version of this video visit http://www.nrel.gov/buildings/about_research_text_version.html

None

2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

311

Building Technologies Office: News  

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News to someone by News to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: News on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: News on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: News on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: News on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: News on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: News on AddThis.com... About Standards & Test Procedures Implementation, Certification & Enforcement Rulemakings & Notices Further Guidance ENERGY STAR® Popular Links Success Stories Previous Next Lighten Energy Loads with System Design. Learn More. Warming Up to Pump Heat. Learn More. Cut Refrigerator Energy Use to Save Money. Learn More. News DOE Publishes Petition of CSA Group for Classification as a Nationally

312

DESIGN AND TESTING FOR NOVEL JOINT FOR WAVE REFLECTORS James Tedd1  

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DESIGN AND TESTING FOR NOVEL JOINT FOR WAVE REFLECTORS James Tedd1 , Erik Friis-Madsen2 , and Peter of the Wave Dragon has begun. This paper describes the design and testing process behind this. Tests conducted design. This testing has influenced the design and allowed construction to begin on refitting the joint

313

Development and Testing of an Information Monitoring and Diagnostics System for Large Commercial Buildings  

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Buildings Mary Ann Piette , Lisa Gartland, Satkartar Khalsa, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley buildings generally do not operate at economically achievable levels of energy efficiency. Performance monitoring projects have shown whole-building energy savings of 20% or more through improved operation

314

Robust Design of Reliability Test Plans Using Degradation Measures.  

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With short production development times, there is an increased need to demonstrate product reliability relatively quickly with minimal testing. In such cases there may be few if any observed failures. Thus, it may be difficult to assess reliability using the traditional reliability test plans that measure only time (or cycles) to failure. For many components, degradation measures will contain important information about performance and reliability. These measures can be used to design a minimal test plan, in terms of number of units placed on test and duration of the test, necessary to demonstrate a reliability goal. Generally, the assumption is made that the error associated with a degradation measure follows a known distribution, usually normal, although in practice cases may arise where that assumption is not valid. In this paper, we examine such degradation measures, both simulated and real, and present non-parametric methods to demonstrate reliability and to develop reliability test plans for the future production of components with this form of degradation.

Lane, Jonathan Wesley; Lane, Jonathan Wesley; Crowder, Stephen V.; Crowder, Stephen V.

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Energy retrofitting of a typical old Danish multi-family building to a “nearly-zero” energy building based on experiences from a test apartment  

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The purpose of the research described in this paper was to demonstrate that an old Danish multi-family building built in 1896 could be retrofitted to a “nearly-zero” energy building. Three types of retrofit measures were implemented in a “test” apartment to obtain practical experiences. The first measure was the installation of two different types of interior insulation, specifically, an insulation component consisting of an aerogel–stone wool mixture or vacuum insulation panels. The second measure related to the retrofit of windows in which five measures were completed that consisted of applying a secondary frame, a sash mounted on the frame or to coupled frames. The third measure consisted of installing a decentralised mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery. The results showed that following the retrofit the building's theoretical energy use diminished from 162.5 kWh/(m2 year) to 51.5 kWh/(m2 year), corresponding to a reduction in energy use of 68%. The theoretical energy use after retrofitting fulfilled the requirements for new buildings in Denmark. The practical experiences that were retained following the retrofit were that the ventilation system ought to be installed with low noise components, insulation materials must be sized and cut to fit on site, and that new windows were selected.

Martin Morelli; Leif Rønby; Svend Erik Mikkelsen; Maja G. Minzari; Troels Kildemoes; Henrik M. Tommerup

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Safety assessment document for the environmental test complex (Building 834) at Site 300  

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A safety assessment was performed to determine if accidents occurring at the 834 Complex at Site 300 could present undue hazards to the general public, personnel at Site 300, or have an adverse effect on the environment. The credible accidents that might have an effect on these facilities or have off-site consequences were considered. These were earthquake, extreme wind (including missiles), lightning, flood, criticality, high explosive (HE) detonation that disperses uranium and beryllium, spontaneous oxidation of plutonium, explosions due to finely divided particles, and a fire. Seismic and extreme wind (including missiles) analyses indicate that the buildings are basically sound. (However, there are a few recommendations to further enhance the structural integrity of these facilities). Additional lightning protection for these facilities is being installed. These buildings are located high above the dry creek bed so that a flood is improbable. A criticality or a high explosive detonation involving plutonium is very remote since the radioactive materials are encased and plutonium and HE are not permitted concurrently in the same area at Site 300. (The exceptions to this policy are that explosive actuating devices are sometimes located in assemblies containing fissile materials. However, a planned or accidental actuation will not effect the safe containment of the fissile material within the assembly). Even though the possibility of an HE explosion involving uranium and beryllium is remote, the off-site lung doses were calculated and found to be below the accepted standards. It was determined that a fire was unlikely due to the low fire loading and the absence of ignition sources. It was also determined that the consequences of any accidents were reduced by the remote location of these facilities, their design, and by administrative controls.

Odell, B.N.; Pfeifer, H.E.

1981-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

317

Wind Pressure Resistance of Walls with Exterior Rigid Foam: Structural Performance Testing and Development of Design Specifications  

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Wind Pressure Resistance of Wind Pressure Resistance of Walls with Exterior Rigid Foam: Structural Performance Testing and Development of Design Specifications Building America Stakeholder Meeting February 2012 2 Gaps and Barriers  Wind pressure resistance of multi- layered walls with exterior rigid foam * Performance characteristics * Capacity * Limitations * Design method * Design specification 3 Market Implications  Walls with exterior rigid foam  2012 IECC - Climate Zones 3 and higher  Wall systems:  Claddings and their attachments  Interior finishes  Air sealing, air barriers  Cavity insulation 4 Research Tasks  Laboratory Testing of Wall Assemblies under dynamic wind pressures at the NAHB Research Center  NAHB/DOE/ACC  Laboratory Testing of a One-story House in IBHS Wind Tunnel Facility

318

Hotbox Test R-value Database and the Building Envelopes Program (BEP)  

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The Building Envelopes Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a program within the Buildings Technology Center (BTC), the premier U.S. research facility devoted to developing technologies that improve the energy efficiency and environmental compatibility of residential and commercial buildings. Our program is divided into two parts: building envelope research, which focuses on the structural elements that enclose a building (walls, roofs and foundations), and materials research, which concentrates on the materials within the envelope systems (such as insulation). The building envelope provides the thermal barrier between the indoor and outdoor environment, and its elements are the key determinants of a building's energy requirements that result from the climate where it is located. [copied from http://www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/

319

Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research and Development  

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Research and Development Research and Development Photo of NREL researcher Jeff Tomberlin working on a data acquisition panel at the Building Efficiency Data Acquisition and Control Laboratory at NREL's Thermal Test Facility. The Building Technology Program funds research that can dramatically improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings. Credit: Dennis Schroeder, NREL PIX 20181 The Building Technologies Office (BTO) invests in technology research and development activities that can dramatically reduce energy consumption and energy waste in buildings. Buildings in the United States use nearly 40 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy for space heating and cooling, lighting, and appliances, an amount equivalent to the annual amount of electricity delivered by more than 3,800 500-megawatt coal-fired power plants. The BTO technology portfolio aims to help reduce building energy requirements by 50% through the use of improved appliances; windows, walls, and roofs; space heating and cooling; lighting; and whole building design strategies.

320

Extending air temperature setpoints: Simulated energy savings and design considerations for new and retrofit buildings  

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X. Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: HVACSavings Modeling of Standard Commercial Building Retuningbuilding energy and simulations were carried out with EnergyPlus version 7.2, software well suited for modeling

Hoyt, Tyler; Arens, Edward; Zhang, Hui

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Interoperability of Computer Aided Design and Energy Performance Simulation to Improve Building Energy Efficiency and Performance  

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The paper describes very significant novel interoperability and data modeling technology for existing building that maps a building information parametric model with an energy simulation model, establishing a seamless link between Computer Aided...

Chaisuparasmikul, P.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

CDF Run IIb silicon: Stave design and testing  

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The CDF Silicon Vertex Detectors (SVX) have been shown to be excellent tools for heavy flavor physics, with the secondary vertex detection and good vertex resolution.The CDF RunIIb Silicon Vertex Detector (SVXIIb) was designed to be a radiation tolerant replacement for the current SVXII which was not anticipated to survive the projected Run II luminosity dose. The outer five layers use identical structural elements, called staves, to support six silicon sensors on each side. The stave is composed of carbon fiber skins on a foam core with a built-in cooling tube. Copper on Kapton bus cable carriers power and data/control signals underneath three silicon modules on each side of the stave. A Hybrid equipped with four new SVX4 chips are used to readout two silicon sensors on each module which can be readout and tested independently. This new design concept leads to a very compact mechanical and electrical detecting unit, allowing streamline production and ease of testing and installation. A description of the design and mechanical performance of the stave is given. They also present here results on the electrical performance obtained using prototype staves as well as results with the first pre-production parts.

Rong-Shyang Lu

2003-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

323

The problem of designing facades within an industrialized building system : a technical analysis for criticising and evaluating contemporary buildings  

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Designing facades is one of the most important and delicate problems in contemporary architecture. The facade is the changing zone par excelience within which the structural elements of technology meld into refined details ...

Plante, Jacques

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Design and test of SX-FEL cavity BPM  

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This paper reports the design and cold test of the cavity beam position monitor (CBPM) for SX-FEL to fulfill the requirement of beam position measurement resolution of less than 1{\\mu}m, even 0.1{\\mu}m. The CBPM was optimized by using a coupling slot to damp the TM010 mode in the output signal. The isolation of TM010 mode is about 117dB, and the shunt impedance is about 200{\\Omega}@4.65GHz with the quality factor 80 from MAFIA simulation and test result. A special antenna was designed to load power for reducing excitation of other modes in the cavity. The resulting output power of TM110 mode was about 90mV/mm when the source was 6dBm, and the accomplishable minimum voltage was about 200{\\mu}V. The resolution of the CBPM was about 0.1{\\mu}m from the linear fitting result based on the cold test.

Yuan, Renxian; Chen, Zhichu; Yu, Luyang; Wang, Baopen; Leng, Yongbin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Design and testing of the New Muon Lab cryogenic system at Fermilab  

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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is constructing a superconducting 1.3 GHz cryomodule test facility located at the New Muon Lab building. The facility will be used for testing and validating cryomodule designs as well as support systems. For the initial phase of the project, a single Type III plus 1.3 GHz cryomodule will be cooled and tested using a single Tevatron style standalone refrigerator. Subsequent phases involve testing as many as two full RF units consisting of up to six 1.3 GHz cryomodules with the addition of a new cryogenic plant. The cryogenic infrastructure consists of the refrigerator system, cryogenic distribution system as well as an ambient temperature pumping system to achieve 2 K operations with supporting purification systems. A discussion of the available capacity for the various phases versus the proposed heat loads is included as well as commissioning results and testing schedule. This paper describes the plans, status and challenges of this initial phase of the New Muon Lab cryogenic system.

Martinez, A.; Klebaner, A.L.; Theilacker, J.C.; DeGraff, B.D.; Leibfritz, J.; /Fermilab

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Design and field test of collaborative tools in the service of an innovative organization  

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This paper presents the design process of collaborative tools, based on ICT, aiming at supporting the tasks of the team that manages an outage of an energy production plant for maintenance activities. The design process follows an iterative and multidisciplinary approach, based on a collective tasks modeling of the outage management team in the light of Socio Organizational and Human (SOH) field studies, and on the state of the art of ICT. Field test of the collaborative tools designed plays a great place in this approach, allowing taking into account the operational world but involves also some risks which must be managed. To implement tools on all the production plants, we build an 'operational concept' with a level of description which authorizes the evolution of tools and allows some local adaptations. The field tests provide lessons on the ICT topics. For examples: the status of the remote access tools, the potential of use of a given information input by an actor for several individual and collective purposes, the actors perception of the tools meaning, and the requirements for supporting the implementation of change. (authors)

De Beler, N.; Parfouru, S. [EdF R and D -Industrial Risk Management Dept., Human Factors Group, 1, avenue du General de Gaulle, 92 141 Clamart Cedex (France)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Proposal for the award of a contract for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system for Building 3862  

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Proposal for the award of a contract for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system for Building 3862

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Design, Fabrication and Testing of an Infrared Ratio Pyrometer System for the Measurement of Gasifier Reaction Chamber Temperature  

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Texaco was awarded contract DE-FC26-99FT40684 from the U.S. DOE to design, build, bench test and field test an infrared ratio pyrometer system for measuring gasifier temperature. The award occurred in two phases. Phase 1, which involved designing, building and bench testing, was completed in September 2000, and the Phase 1 report was issued in March 2001. Phase 2 was completed in 2005, and the results of the field test are contained in this final report. Two test campaigns were made. In the first one, the pyrometer was sighted into the gasifier. It performed well for a brief period of time and then experienced difficulties in keeping the sight tube open due to a slag accumulation which developed around the opening of the sight tube in the gasifier wall. In the second test campaign, the pyrometer was sighted into the top of the radiant syngas cooler through an unused soot blower lance. The pyrometer experienced no more problems with slag occlusions, and the readings were continuous and consistent. However, the pyrometer readings were 800 to 900 F lower than the gasifier thermocouple readings, which is consistent with computer simulations of the temperature distribution inside the radiant syngas cooler. In addition, the pyrometer readings were too sluggish to use for control purposes. Additional funds beyond what were available in this contract would be required to develop a solution that would allow the pyrometer to be used to measure the temperature inside the gasifier.

Tom Leininger

2005-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: solacalc  

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solacalc solacalc solacalc logo. Simulates passive solar houses by calculating heat losses and solar gains in residential buildings, using interlinked worksheets and very extensive help. Based on New Method 5000, 'solacalc' uses UK climate data to easily and quickly calculate thermal balances and financial analysis. A reference calculation concurrently offers a design comparison without solar features. A Net Present Value calculation provides economic analysis. Keywords passive solar, house design, building design, building services, design tools Validation/Testing N/A. Expertise Required None, but knowledge of spreadsheets and basic building thermodynamics is helpful. Users More than 30. Audience Architects, Builders, homeowners, technicians in architectural practices,

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The construction industry is comprised of a wide range of businesses involved in engineering standards, building design, and the construction of various types of materials and  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

in engineering standards, building design, and the construction of various types of materials and structures-related impacts, such as high winds and flooding, influence the choice of site construction, building techniques completion timelines. A changing climate can lead contractors to build smarter structures that are more

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Abstract--Current building designs are not energy-efficient enough due to many reasons. One of them is the centralized  

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to not only green buildings but also vast number of the conventional buildings to reduce the energy1 Abstract--Current building designs are not energy-efficient enough due to many reasons. One the occupants' actual usage and adjusting the energy consumption accordingly. In this paper, we discuss our

Jain, Raj

332

Designing Zero Energy Building for TehranB37B36:B44M35B36  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In this paper, design of a zero energy building (ZEB), a case study for Tehran, in a moderately warm climate, for a typical single family has been introduced. It is important to develop solar energy resource potential in order to use...

Mirkhani, N.; Sadoughi, S.; Eshraghi, J.; Narjabadi, N.; Nakhaei, A.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CCBuilder: an interactive web-based tool for building, designing and assessing coiled-coil protein assemblies  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......properly cited. CCBuilder: an interactive web-based tool for building, designing and...models. Results: We present CCBuilder, a web-based application that tackles the problem...sequences onto these frameworks. CCBuilder is a web-based application that generates complete......

Christopher W. Wood; Marc Bruning; Amaurys Á. Ibarra; Gail J. Bartlett; Andrew R. Thomson; Richard B. Sessions; R Leo Brady; Derek N. Woolfson

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Building America Research Tools | Department of Energy  

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

Tools Tools Building America Research Tools Building America provides technical tools to support researchers and building industry professionals in ensuring consistent research results for new and existing homes. The following resources can be used to evaluate optimal building designs, access performance and cost data, execute field tests, and track research progress. Image is a rendering of a two-story residential building with an entrance on the front. To the right of this building is another large building shaded in gray, and to the left is a smaller structure shaded in gray. Building Energy Optimization Software (BEopt): This software provides capabilities to evaluate residential building designs and identify cost-optimal efficiency packages at various levels of whole-house energy

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Design and testing of the HTS bearing for a 10 kWh flywheel system  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Flywheels are of interest for a wide range of energy storage applications, from support of renewable resources to distributed power applications and uninterruptible power systems (UPS) (Day et al 2000 Proc. EESAT 2000 (Orlando, FL, Sept. 2000)). The use of high-temperature superconducting (HTS) bearings for such systems has significant advantages for applications requiring large amounts of energy to be stored with low parasitic losses and with minimal system maintenance. As flywheel systems increase in size, it becomes a significant challenge to provide adequate stiffness in these bearings without exceeding the strength limits of rotating magnet assemblies. The Boeing Company is designing and building a prototype flywheel of 10 kWh total stored energy and has focused much effort on the HTS bearing system. This paper will describe the general structure of the bearing and the steps taken to optimize its magnetic and structural performance and show recent test results.

A C Day; M Strasik; K E McCrary; P E Johnson; J W Gabrys; J R Schindler; R A Hawkins; D L Carlson; M D Higgins; J R Hull

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Design, development and testing of a solar-powered multi-family residential size prototype turbocompressor heat pump  

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A program described to design, fabricate, and conduct preliminary testing of a prototype solar-powered Rankine cycle turbocompressor heat pump module for a multi-family residential building is presented. A solar system designed to use the turbocompressor heat pump module including all of the subsystems required and the various system operating modes is described in Section I. Section II includes the preliminary design analyses conducted to select the heat pump module components and operating features, working fluid, configuration, size and performance goals, and estimated performance levels in the cooling and heating modes. Section III provides a detailed description of the other subsystems and components required for a complete solar installation. Using realistic performance and cost characteristics for all subsystems, the seasonal performance of the UTC heat pump is described in various US locations. In addition, the estimated energy savings and an assessment of the economic viability of the solar system is presented in Section III. The detailed design of the heat pump module and the arrangement of components and controls selected to conduct the laboratory performance tests are described in Section IV. Section V provides a description of the special laboratory test facility, including the subsystems to simulate the collectors and storage tanks for building load and ambient conditions and the instrumentation, monitoring, and data acquisition equipment. The test results and sample computer analyses and comparisons with predicted performance levels are presented in Section VI. Various appendices provide supplementary and background information concerning working fluid selection (A), configuration selection (B), capacity control concepts (C), building models (D), computer programs used to determine component and system performance and total system economics (E), and weather data (F).

None

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Validation of the new mixture design and testing protocol for lime stabilization  

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and testing protocol is presented for lime stabilized subgrades. Comparison of field test data and laboratory test data shows that laboratory design test properties were achieved in the field. These properties are used in a mechanistic analysis to assess...

Yusuf, Fateh Ul Anam Muhammad Shafee

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Passive solar design for multi-family buildings. Case studies and conclusions from Massachusetts' Multi-Family Passive Solar Program  

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This book is the culmination of a four-year effort. It summarizes experiences and conclusions from Massachusetts' Multi-Family Passive Solar Program (MFPS) - a pioneering project conceived at the Executive Office of Energy Resources in February 1979 and still underway. The program educates architects, engineers, and housing officials about passive solar design by addressing problems and opportunities in their own buildings. It is the first major investigation of multi-family passive solar design in this country and has served as a national model. Section I provides an overview of the Multi-Family Passsive Solar Program and its projects, together with a summary of program conclusions and design recommendations. The section should be particularly useful to developers and housing officials interested in passive solar options. Section II presents detailed case studies on seven housing projects containing Energy Office-funded conservation and passive solar features. It gives the reader a thorough analysis of actual multi-family buildings, now occupied or under construction, and lists the unique problems and opportunities each presents. The case studies are candid about design errors, as well as successes, and should help architects and developers avoid similar mistakes. Section III focuses on the key energy design issues for multi-family passive solar buildings and is intended for architects and designers. The section begins with an overview of climate, micro-climate, and thermal comfort, followed by a chapter on what makes multi-family buildings different from homes or offices. Energy-conserving components and installation practices, window selection, and passive solar system design are then discussed in depth. The final chapter points out pitfalls to be avoided when analyzing conservation and solar costs, performance, and cost-effectiveness. The section is followed by appendices.

Rouse, R.E.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technology MSc Programme  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of this programme is on the design of innovative and sustainable building components and their integration

Langendoen, Koen

340

Quantitative relationships between occupant satisfaction and satisfaction aspects of indoor environmental quality and building design  

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Building characteristics Country Australia Canada Finland Italy Ventilation Air- Non air- Unknown system conditioned conditioned Operable Yes No Unknown windows LEED

Frontczak, Monika; Schiavon, Stefano; Goins, John; Arens, Edward A; Zhang, Hui Ph.D; Wargocki, Pawel

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Advanced Design and Commissioning Tools for Energy-Efficient Building Technologies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

2009, the goal of net zero energy was reached. Referenceswas to make it a net zero-energy building. We obtained

Bauman, Fred; Webster, Tom; Zhang, Hui; Arens, Ed

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Kruskal-Wallis and Friedman type tests for nested effects in hierarchical designs 1  

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Kruskal-Wallis and Friedman type tests for nested effects in hierarchical designs 1 Assaf P. Oron that the Kruskal-Wallis (K-W) rank test can be extended to test for such effects. Let B = b1 . . . bh be the tested's significant. Rank tests are readily available for one-way designs (Kruskal-Wallis or Wilcoxon

Hoff, Peter

343

A Photovoltaic Test Platform Realized with Multiple Independent Outputs.  

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??In this thesis, a project to design and build a photovoltaic test platform is discussed. Essentially, it is a photovoltaic simulator designed to have multiple… (more)

Crawford, Kevin P.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Cost Control Strategies for Zero Energy Buildings: High-Performance Design and Construction on a Budget (Brochure)  

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There is mounting evidence that zero energy can, in many cases, be achieved within typical construction budgets. To ensure that the momentum behind zero energy buildings and other low-energy buildings will continue to grow, this guide assembles recommendations for replicating specific successes of early adopters who have met their energy goals while controlling costs. Contents include: discussion of recommended cost control strategies, which are grouped by project phase (acquisition and delivery, design, and construction) and accompanied by industry examples; recommendations for balancing key decision-making factors; and quick reference tables that can help teams apply strategies to specific projects.

Not Available

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Best Practices Guide for High-Performance Indian Office Buildings  

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targets  during  building  modeling  (design  phase)   and  both  for  building  modeling  (design  phase)  and  performing  building  energy   simulation  and  modeling  

Singh, Reshma

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Software test automation : a design and tool selection approach for a heterogeneous environment.  

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??This report describes a design approach for implementing a software test automation solution that can accommodate existing test processes in an organization. The process of… (more)

Azrai, Iyad Shaher

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

My research goal is to better integrate technical activities such as behavior modeling, interface design, and system building with conceptualizations of social dynamics as expressed by social  

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design, and system building with conceptualizations of social dynamics as expressed by social science. For instance, understanding the working of memory might help designers build better memory support toolsMy research goal is to better integrate technical activities such as behavior modeling, interface

Keinan, Alon

348

Improving the Energy Efficiency of Residential Buildings | Department of  

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

Residential Buildings Residential Buildings Improving the Energy Efficiency of Residential Buildings Visitors Tour Solar Decathlon Homes Featuring the Latest in Energy Efficient Building Technology. Learn More Visitors Tour Solar Decathlon Homes Featuring the Latest in Energy Efficient Building Technology. Learn More The Building Technologies Office (BTO) collaborates with the residential building industry to improve the energy efficiency of both new and existing homes. By developing, demonstrating, and deploying cost-effective solutions, BTO strives to reduce energy consumption across the residential building sector by at least 50%. Research and Development Conduct research that focuses on engineering solutions to design, test, and

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Final Turbine and Test Facility Design Report Alden/NREC Fish...  

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

Final Turbine and Test Facility Design Report AldenNREC Fish Friendly Turbine Final Turbine and Test Facility Design Report AldenNREC Fish Friendly Turbine The final report...

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Testing whether major innovation capabilities are systemic design capabilities: analyzing rule-renewal design capabilities in a case-  

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1 Testing whether major innovation capabilities are systemic design capabilities: analyzing rule-renewal design capabilities are positively related to new business development, whereas rule-reuse design-renewal design capabilities in a case- control study of historical new business developments. Authors: Pascal Le

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

351

The BEAM Project: Building Efficient Architectural Models  

K-12 Energy Lesson Plans and Activities Web site (EERE)

This activity allows students the opportunity to explore materials used in architectural engineering and gain an understanding of their insolating properties. Students will research, design, build, test and improve a structure as to achieve the highest energy efficiency possible. Structures will be tested outside on a sunny day for eight hours with temperature changes being recorded each hour. Students will gain an understanding of how the combination of building location and orientation along with building design and materials can greatly affect the energy efficiency of a building.

352

Advanced Design and Commissioning Tools for Energy-Efficient Building Technologies  

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Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD) Design Guide. Atlanta:Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD) Design Guide. Atlanta:minimized by good distribution system design whether using

Bauman, Fred; Webster, Tom; Zhang, Hui; Arens, Ed

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reassessing Residential Design in Hawaii: Design Construction Building Analysis and Publishing Design Guidelines for a Passive-Design Model Home on Hawaiian Homeland  

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, cost effective housing design for a climate where heat and humidity can challenge the success of a passively designed home. The project partners combined their resources and expertise to ensure that the project had a tangible outcome... designed into the model house and absent from the control house, are generally passive technologies, relatively inexpensive and have shown, through this study, to be quite effective. Neither the model nor the control house has any insulation...

Meder, S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Building operating systems services: An architecture for programmable buildings.  

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7.3.2 Building Performance Analysis . . . . . . 7.4 RelatedWork 2.1 Building Physical Design . . . . . . . . . .3.2.6 Building Applications . . . . . . . . . . .

Dawson-Haggerty, Stephen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Testing Small Wind Turbine Generators: Design of a Driving Dynamometer Stephen Rehmeyer Pepe  

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Testing Small Wind Turbine Generators: Design of a Driving Dynamometer by Stephen Rehmeyer Pepe Sc, Berkeley Spring 2007 #12;Testing Small Wind Turbine Generators: Design of a Driving Dynamometer Copyright c 2007 by Stephen Rehmeyer Pepe #12;Abstract Testing Small Wind Turbine Generators: Design of a Driving

Kammen, Daniel M.

356

Chalcogenide Glass Radiation Sensor; Materials Development, Design and Device Testing  

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For many decades, various radiation detecting material have been extensively researched, to find a better material or mechanism for radiation sensing. Recently, there is a growing need for a smaller and effective material or device that can perform similar functions of bulkier Geiger counters and other measurement options, which fail the requirement for easy, cheap and accurate radiation dose measurement. Here arises the use of thin film chalcogenide glass, which has unique properties of high thermal stability along with high sensitivity towards short wavelength radiation. The unique properties of chalcogenide glasses are attributed to the lone pair p-shell electrons, which provide some distinctive optical properties when compared to crystalline material. These qualities are derived from the energy band diagram and the presence of localized states in the band gap. Chalcogenide glasses have band tail states and localized states, along with the two band states. These extra states are primarily due to the lone pair electrons as well as the amorphous structure of the glasses. The localized states between the conductance band (CB) and valence band (VB) are primarily due to the presence of the lone pair electrons, while the band tail states are attributed to the Van der Waalâ??s forces between layers of atoms [1]. Localized states are trap locations within the band gap where electrons from the valence band can hop into, in their path towards the conduction band. Tail states on the other hand are locations near the band gap edges and are known as Urbach tail states (Eu). These states are occupied with many electrons that can participate in the various transformations due to interaction with photons. According to Y. Utsugi et. al.[2], the electron-phonon interactions are responsible for the generation of the Urbach tails. These states are responsible for setting the absorption edge for these glasses and photons with energy near the band gap affect these states. We have studied the effect of x-rays and γ-rays, on thin film chalcogenide glasses and applied them in conjunction with film incorporating a silver source in a new type of radiation sensor for which we have an US patent application [3]. In this report, we give data about our studies regarding our designed radiation sensor along with the testing and performance at various radiation doses. These studies have been preceded by materials characterization research related to the compositional and structural characteristics of the active materials used in the radiation sensor design. During the work on the project, we collected a large volume of material since every experiment was repeated many times to verify the results. We conducted a comprehensive material research, analysis and discussion with the aim to understand the nature of the occurring effects, design different structures to harness these effects, generated models to aid in the understanding the effects, built different device structures and collected data to quantify device performance. These various aspects of our investigation have been detailed in previous quarterly reports. In this report, we present our main results and emphasize on the results pertaining to the core project goals â?? materials development, sensor design and testing and with an emphasis on classifying the appropriate material and design for the optimal application. The report has three main parts: (i) Presentation of the main data; (ii) Bulleted summary of the most important results; (iii) List of the patent, journal publications, conference proceedings and conferences participation, occurring as a result of working on the project.

Mitkova, Maria; Butt, Darryl; Kozicki, Michael; Barnaby, Hugo

2013-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Building Energy Baseline Modeling Software: Performance Metrics and Method Testing with Open Source Models and Implications for Proprietary Software Testing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

XXXXX Commercial Building Energy Baseline Modeling Software:2013 Commercial Building Energy Baseline Modeling Software:evaluating the building-level baseline modeling capabilities

Price, Phillip N

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Alfvén wave collisions, the fundamental building block of plasma turbulence. III. Theory for experimental design  

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Turbulence in space and astrophysical plasmas is governed by the nonlinear interactions between counterpropagating Alfvén waves. Here, we present the theoretical considerations behind the design of the first laboratory measurement of an Alfvén wave collision, the fundamental interaction underlying Alfvénic turbulence. By interacting a relatively large-amplitude, low-frequency Alfvén wave with a counterpropagating, smaller-amplitude, higher-frequency Alfvén wave, the experiment accomplishes the secular nonlinear transfer of energy to a propagating daughter Alfvén wave. The predicted properties of the nonlinearly generated daughter Alfvén wave are outlined, providing a suite of tests that can be used to confirm the successful measurement of the nonlinear interaction between counterpropagating Alfvén waves in the laboratory.

Howes, G. G.; Nielson, K. D.; Schroeder, J. W. R.; Skiff, F.; Kletzing, C. A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 (United States); Drake, D. J. [Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia 31698 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia 31698 (United States); Carter, T. A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095-1547 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095-1547 (United States)

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

359

EA-1872: Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design Standards for New Federal Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This EA evaluated the environmental impacts of a proposal to amend the current rule for commercial and high-rise multi-family residential buildings, 10 CFR 433 “Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Commercial and High-Rise Multi-Family Residential Buildings,” to replace ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004 with the more stringent ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007, incorporated by reference. This EA also evaluated the environmental impacts with regard to low-rise residential buildings; this rulemaking updated 10 CFR 435 Subpart A, “Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Residential Low-Rise Residential Buildings,” to replace the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) 2004 with the more stringent IECC 2009, incorporated by reference. This EA was completed as DOE/EA-1871.

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Performance-based serviceability design optimization of wind sensitive tall buildings.  

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??Recent trends towards developing increasingly taller and irregularly-shaped buildings have led to slender complex structures that are highly sensitive and susceptible to wind-induced deflection and… (more)

Huang, Mingfeng

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Corrective Action Investigation plan for Corrective Action Unit 263: Area 25 Building 4839 Leachfield, Nevada Test Site, Nevada, March 1999  

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The Corrective Action Investigation Plan for Corrective Action Unit 263, the Area 25 Building 4839 Leachfield, has been developed in accordance with the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order that was agreed to by the US Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office; the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection; and the US Department of Defense. Corrective Action Unit 263 is comprised of the Corrective Action Site 25-05-04 sanitary leachfield and associated collection system. This Corrective Action Investigation Plan is used in combination with the Work Plan for Leachfield Corrective Action Units: Nevada Test Site and Tonopah Test Range, Nevada (DOE/NV, 1998d). The Leachfield Work Plan was developed to streamline investigations at Leachfield Corrective Action Units by incorporating management, technical, quality assurance, health and safety, public involvement, field sampling, and waste management information common to a set of Corrective Action Units with similar site histories and characteristics into a single document that can be referenced. This Corrective Action Investigation Plan provides investigative details specific to Corrective Action Unit 263. Corrective Action Unit 263 is located southwest of Building 4839, in the Central Propellant Storage Area. Operations in Building 4839 from 1968 to 1996 resulted in effluent releases to the leachfield and associated collection system. In general, effluent released to the leachfield consisted of sanitary wastewater from a toilet, urinal, lavatory, and drinking fountain located within Building 4839. The subsurface soils in the vicinity of the collection system and leachfield may have been impacted by effluent containing contaminants of potential concern generated by support activities associated with the Building 4839 operations.

ITLV

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Long Term Operation of Renewable Energy Building  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

As part of a renewable energy project, a building was designed and constructed to demonstrate several renewable energy technologies at the Wind Test Center of the Alternative Energy Institute (AEI). The systems are passive and active heating, solar...

Nelson, V.; Starcher, K.; Davis, D.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Building-integrated photovoltaics  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This is a study of the issues and opportunities for building-integrated PV products, seen primarily from the perspective of the design community. Although some quantitative analysis is included, and limited interviews are used, the essence of the study is qualitative and subjective. It is intended as an aid to policy makers and members of the technical community in planning and setting priorities for further study and product development. It is important to remember that the success of a product in the building market is not only dependent upon its economic value; the diverse group of building owners, managers, regulators, designers, tenants and users must also find it practical, aesthetically appealing and safe. The report is divided into 11 sections. A discussion of technical and planning considerations is followed by illustrative diagrams of different wall and roof assemblies representing a range of possible PV-integration schemes. Following the diagrams, several of these assemblies are then applied to a conceptual test building which is analyzed for PV performance. Finally, a discussion of mechanical/electrical building products incorporating PVs is followed by a brief surveys of cost issues, market potential and code implications. The scope of this report is such that most of the discussion does not go beyond stating the questions. A more detailed analysis will be necessary to establish the true costs and benefits PVs may provide to buildings, taking into account PV power revenue, construction costs, and hidden costs and benefits to building utility and marketability.

NONE

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Spiral 2 cryogenic system overview: Design, construction and performance test  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The new particle accelerator project Spiral 2 at GANIL (“Grand Accélérateur d’Ions Lourds, i.e. National Large Heavy Ion Accelerator) in Caen (France) is a very large installation, intended to serve fundamental research in nuclear physics. The heart of the future machine features a superconductor linear accelerator, delivering a beam until 20Mev/A, which are then used to bombard a matter target. The resulting reactions, such as fission, transfer, fusion, etc. will generate billions of exotic nuclei. To achieve acceleration of the beam, 26 cavities which are placed inside cryomodules at helium cryogenic temperature will be used. AL-AT (Air Liquide Advanced Technologies) takes part to the project by supplying cryogenic plant. The plant includes the liquefier associated to its compressor station, a large dewar, a storage tank for helium gas and transfer lines. In addition, a helium recovery system composed of recovery compressor, high pressure storage and external purifier has been supplied. Customized HELIAL LF has been designed, manufactured and tested by AL-AT to match the refrigeration power need for the Spiral 2 project which is around 1300 W equivalent at 4.5 K.

Deschildre, C.; Bernhardt, J.; Flavien, G.; Crispel, S. [Air Liquide Advanced Technologies, Sassenage (France); Souli, M. [GANIL, Caen (France); Commeaux, C. [IPN, Orsay (France)

2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

365

Critical Simulation Based Evaluation of Thermally Activated Building Systems (TABS) Design Models  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

4.7. Discomfort distribution on a design day as Occupancy4.8. Discomfort distribution on a design day as Occupancy4.7. Discomfort distribution on a design day as Occupancy

Basu, Chandrayee

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Deep in Data: Empirical Data Based Software Accuracy Testing Using the Building America Field Data Repository: Preprint  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

An opportunity is available for using home energy consumption and building description data to develop a standardized accuracy test for residential energy analysis tools. That is, to test the ability of uncalibrated simulations to match real utility bills. Empirical data collected from around the United States have been translated into a uniform Home Performance Extensible Markup Language format that may enable software developers to create translators to their input schemes for efficient access to the data. This may facilitate the possibility of modeling many homes expediently, and thus implementing software accuracy test cases by applying the translated data. This paper describes progress toward, and issues related to, developing a usable, standardized, empirical data-based software accuracy test suite.

Neymark, J.; Roberts, D.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research  

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

to someone by E-mail to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research 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 Energy Modeling Software Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership

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STEP: A Unified Design Methodology for Secure Test and  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

· Such design hacking is carried out to extract design information ­ For counterfeit product development design #12;Results: AES Case Study [contd.] Security Analyses - Combinations required for hacking by scan chain based attack - Combinations required for hacking during normal functionality N := number of dummy

Mohanty, Saraju P.

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Closure plan for Corrective Action Unit 94: Building 650 Leachfield, Nevada Test Site, Nevada  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Building 650 Leachfield, Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 94, will be clean closed by removal in accordance with the Resource Conservation and Recover Act (RCRA) operational permit and the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order. Historically, laboratory effluent was discharged through pipelines leading from the Radiochemistry Laboratory in Building 650 to a distribution box and a series of pipes dispersed across the leachfield. Effluent from the laboratory contained both hazardous and radioactive constituents. Discharge of hazardous and radioactive waste began in 1965. Discharge of radioactive waste ended in 1979 and hazardous waste discharge ended in 1987. From 1987 to 1993 the leachfield was used for the disposal of non-hazardous waste water. The piping leading to the leachfield was sealed in 1993.

NONE

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Farm Buildings  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... is intended to guide the American farmer and agricultural student in designing and constructing farm buildings. It is stated that farm ... . It is stated that farm buildings have had their most rapid development in America in the years since 1910. Prior ...

1923-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

371

Design and implementation of nanoscale fiber mechanical testing apparatus  

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The rapid growth in the synthetic manufacturing industry demands higher resolution mechanical testing devices, capable of working with nanoscale fibers. A new device has been developed to perform single-axis tensile tests ...

Brayanov, Jordan, 1981-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Design of thermal control systems for testing of electronics  

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In the electronic component manufacturing industry, most components are subjected to a full functional test before they are sold. Depending on the type of components, these functional tests may be performed at room ...

Sweetland, Matthew, 1970-

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Analysis of the Design of an HVAC System in a Public Building  

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to west, 2.5 meters high, 1560 m2 in area, fire resistant rating, with four exists. It is planed the reconstructed as a public building with the function of amusement, recreation and performance, so the air conditioning system is necessary...

Wei, P.; Shao, Z.; Chen, H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Contribution on Buildings Design with Low Consumption of Energy Incorporated \\{PCMs\\}  

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Abstract The heating and cooling loads of buildings are most of the time due to heat transfer through building envelope. From the point of view of energy saving, the most effective way to reduce these loads is to carry out thermal insulation with building envelope, between others, by using phase change materials (PCM). The effectiveness of walls protection systems depends on several parameters such as orientation, size and their thermal operation, with respect to the climate. In this work, we studied the t hermal behavior of a wall containing PCM (CaCl2.6H2O) to carry out the thermal and economic energy comfort in the buildings at summer. The objective of this work is determination of optimal insulation concentration for various wall orientations under the climatic conditions of Ouargla city (at south of Algeria). The results indicate that it is possible to obtain an optimal concentration of 15% of CaCl2.6H2O for all wall orientations. Moreover, West and South orientations provide heat transfer loads at equal cooling which are most strongly compared with East and North orientations. The weakest cooling load is given by the wall exposed to the North and the payback period is for all wall orientations South/West, East and North are respectively: 10.51, 9.14 and 8.51 years.

R. Ghedamsi; N. Settou; N. Saifi; B. Dokkar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

VERIFICATION TESTING AND DESIGN PROCEDURE FOR FRP GRID REINFORCED CONCRETE SLABS  

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1 VERIFICATION TESTING AND DESIGN PROCEDURE FOR FRP GRID REINFORCED CONCRETE SLABS by Jeffrey J (Civil Engineering) at the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON 2009 #12;2 VERIFICATION TESTING AND DESIGN that can be positioned quickly. Initial testing on three dimensional fiber reinforced polymer grids has led

Bank, Lawrence C.

376

Building Technologies Office: Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools  

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

377

Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Data Exchange Specification  

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

378

Using reactor operating experience to improve the design of a new Broad Application Test Reactor  

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Increasing regulatory demands and effects of plant aging are limiting the operation of existing test reactors. Additionally, these reactors have limited capacities and capabilities for supporting future testing missions. A multidisciplinary team of experts developed sets of preliminary safety requirements, facility user needs, and reactor design concepts for a new Broad Application Test Reactor (BATR). Anticipated missions for the new reactor include fuels and materials irradiation testing, isotope production, space testing, medical research, fusion testing, intense positron research, and transmutation doping. The early BATR design decisions have benefited from operating experiences with existing reactors. This paper discusses these experiences and highlights their significance for the design of a new BATR.

Fletcher, C.D.; Ryskamp, J.M.; Drexler, R.L.; Leyse, C.F.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Co-simulation Based Building Controls Implementation with Networked Sensors and Actuators  

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building systems is the key to optimal integrated control of the interdependent building elements in low to building sensor and actuator networks for efficient con- troller design and testing. The platform creates building control and management systems is critical to integrated controls. The first objective

380

Nadia Hoyet . Page 1 /10 Multi-criteria experimentation and conception of building components and materials.  

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of this multi-criteria process are in the resolution of the conflict between the two types of tests. It requires of building process architecture design of building components dry building site experimental prototype properties of polymers have deeply transformed the nature of major traditional building materials

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381

What are the requirements for duct leakage testing? | Building Energy Codes  

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requirements for duct leakage testing? requirements for duct leakage testing? Both the 2009 and 2012 IECC require duct tightness to be verified. Verification can take place via either a post-construction test or a rough-in test. For the post-construction test, leakage measurement must be made across the entire system, including the manufacturer's air handler enclosure, with all register boots taped or sealed at a test pressure of 0.1 inches w.g. (25 Pa). The 2009 IECC limits the leakage to outdoors to less than or equal to 8 cfm per 100 ft2 of conditioned floor area or total leakage less than or equal to 12 cfm per 100 ft2 of conditioned floor area. The 2012 IECC only contains a requirement for total leakage of less than or equal to 4 cfm per 100 ft2 of conditioned floor area. For the rough-in test, leakage measurement is made across the system, with

382

Building communities for design education : using telecommunication technology for remote collaborative learning  

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The design studio, as both a learning environment and a social place, is one of the major components of architectural education. Traditionally, the studio has been considered a place for individual design work and one-on-one ...

Yee, Susan, 1966-

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Supports for high tech : permanence and change in building system design  

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The obsolescence of our constantly changing built environment is leading architects, now more than ever, towards designing for unknown future requirements. This condition has become manifest in the design of "High Tech" ...

Luna Herrera, Pablo

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

The Building Design Advisor K. Papamichael, J. LaPorta, H. Chauvet, D. Collins, T. Trzcinski, J. Thorpe, and S. Selkowitz  

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- 1 - The Building Design Advisor K. Papamichael, J. LaPorta, H. Chauvet, D. Collins, T. Trzcinski Advisor (BDA) is a software environment that supports the integrated use of multiple analysis

385

Building Technologies Office: Webinars  

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Webinars Webinars Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Building Technologies Office: Webinars to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Webinars on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Webinars on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Webinars on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Webinars on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Webinars on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Webinars on AddThis.com... Popular Links Success Stories Previous Next Lighten Energy Loads with System Design. Warming Up to Pump Heat. Cut Refrigerator Energy Use to Save Money. Tools EnergyPlus Whole Building Simulation Program Building Energy Software Tools Directory High Performance Buildings Database

386

Buildings without energy bills  

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In European Union member states, by 31 december 2020, all new buildings shall be nearly zero-energy consumption building. For new buildings occupied and owned by public authorities this shall comply by 31 december 2018. The buildings sectors represents ... Keywords: energy efficiency, low energy buildings, passive houses design, sustainable development

Ruxandra Crutescu

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Design and testing of components for a low cost laser cutter  

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The main goal of this thesis is to document the design and testing of various components for use in a low cost laser cutting mechanism for hobbyists and recreational designers. Different electronics were used to assess the ...

Ramos, Joshua D

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Development of a questionnaire to test the impact of scarce materials on design in Developing Countries  

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The objective of this thesis is to create a questionnaire that tests how designers in developing countries design with scarce resources. The questionnaire will be given to mechanical engineering students in Mexico and will ...

Grinnell, Edward (Edward M.)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Design and safety analysis of an in-flight, test airfoil  

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of the airfoil. With some areas of aerodynamic research choosing to utilize flight testing over wind tunnels the need to design and certify safe and reliable designs is a necessity. Commercially available codes have routinely demonstrated an ability to simulate...

McKnight, Christopher William

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

390

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EnerCAD  

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EnerCAD EnerCAD EnerCAD logo. An interactive design environment for building energy evaluation and optimization. The software is designed and maintained by a multidisciplinary team of architects, physicists, and engineers as part of the whole-building design process. Building physics are understandable to architects, building designers, and nonspecialists. Screen Shots Keywords Building Energy Efficiency; Early Design Optimization; Architecture Oriented; Life Cycle Analysis Validation/Testing Based on the European standard “Thermal performance of buildings” EN ISO 13790, Swiss SIA 380/1, and the “Building Energy Efficiency Rating Certificate” SIA 2031. Certification N° 0982 (OFEN/BFE : http://www.bfe.admin.ch/energie/00580/00605/index.html?lang=fr&dossier_id=00689).

391

Attributes of Indoor Environmental Quality to Earth-sheltered Building Design  

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, and ozone depletion. The concern having the highest potential negative health impact was indoor air pollution, while the second ranking was indoor radon (Huelman, 2004, pp. 10-21). Indoor environmental quality problems in earth sheltered buildings... selections. Some common pollutants found in homes are VOCs, mold, dust (pollen, dust mites, insulation fibers, etc.), carbon monoxide and other combustion products, radon, pesticides, and household chemicals (Barcik, 2005, pp. 30-1). There are three...

Sheta, S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Final Turbine and Test Facility Design Report Alden/NREC Fish Friendly Turbine  

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The final report provides an overview of the Alden/NREC Fish Friendly turbine design phase, turbine test plan, preliminary test results, costs, schedule, and a hypothetical application at a real world project.

393

Design and testing of a microvalve capable of precisely controlling low fluidic flow rates  

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Development of the design, manufacture, and testing for a gas flow regulating microvalve is presented herein. The microvalve project served as a test bed for new micromachining techniques and for exploration of MEMS devices ...

Daniel, Cody R

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

RAMI Analysis Program Design and Research for CFETR (Chinese Fusion Engineering Testing Reactor) Tokamak Machine  

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Chinese Fusion Engineering Testing Reactor (CFETR) is a test reactor which shall be constructed by National Integration Design Group for Magnetic Confinement Fusion Reactor of China with an ambitious scientific ...

Shijun Qin; Yuntao Song; Damao Yao; Yuanxi Wan; Songtao Wu…

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

AVNG as a Test Case for Cooperative Design  

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Designing a measurement system that might be used in a nuclear facility is a challenging, if not daunting, proposition. The situation is made more complicated when the system needs to be designed to satisfy the disparate requirements of a monitoring and a host party - a relationship that could prove to be adversarial. The cooperative design of the elements of the AVNG (Attribute Verification with Neutrons and Gamma Rays) system served as a crucible that exercised the possible pitfalls in the design and implementation of a measurement system that could be used in a host party nuclear facility that satisfied the constraints of operation for both the host and monitoring parties. Some of the issues that needed to be addressed in the joint design were certification requirements of the host party and the authentication requirements of the monitoring party. In this paper the nature of the problem of cooperative design will be introduced. The details of cooperative design revolve around the idiosyncratic nature of the adversarial relationship between the parties involved in a possible measurement regime, particularly if measurements on items that may contain sensitive information are being pursued. The possibility of an adversarial interaction is more likely if an information barrier is required for the measurement system. The origin of the antagonistic elements of the host party and hosted party relationship will be considered. In addition, some of the conclusions will be presented that make cooperative design (and development) proceed more efficiently. Finally, some lessons learned will be presented as a result of this expedition into cooperative design.

Luke, S J

2010-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

396

A new design of wind tower for passive ventilation in buildings to reduce energy consumption in windy regions  

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Abstract In today’s world, the significance of energy and energy conservation is a common knowledge. Wind towers can save the electrical energy used to provide thermal comfort during the warm months of the year, especially during the peak hours. In this paper, we propose a new design for wind towers. The proposed wind towers are installed on top of the buildings, in the direction of the maximum wind speed in the region. If the desired wind speed is accessible in several directions, additional wind towers can be installed in several positions. The proposed wind tower can also rotate and set itself in the direction of the maximum wind speed. In the regions where the wind speed is low, to improve the efficiency of the system a solar chimney or a one-sided wind tower can be installed in another part of the building in the opposite direction. Using transparent materials in the manufacturing of the proposed wind towers improves the use of natural light inside the building. The major advantage of wind towers is that they are passive systems requiring no energy for operation. Also, wind towers reduce electrical energy consumption and environmental pollution.

A.R. Dehghani-sanij; M. Soltani; K. Raahemifar

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Commercial Building Energy Baseline Modeling Software: Performance Metrics and Method Testing with Open Source Models and Implications for Proprietary Software Testing  

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whole- building measurement and verification (M&V) process,building measurement and verification (M&V)? Additionalmethod to reduce measurement and verification error, and

Price, Phillip N

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Accident Simulation Tests on a Wet-Wall LNG Design  

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The “wet wall” design concept for containing cryogenic Hquids has been successfully employed in the Apollo space program [1...] and may be described as a double-hulled tank with a liquid-tight insulation system. ...

P. O. Metz; R. W. Lautensleger; D. A. Sarno

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Improved mechanical design and thermal testing of MIT Solarclave  

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Solarclave is a solar-powered autoclave designed for use in rural health clinics in developing countries. The autoclave must sufficiently sterilize medical instruments to ensure that they can safely be used in providing ...

Van den Heuvel, Louise E

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Solar Heating Test Design Facility for Bulk PCM Storage  

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This experimentation, conducted by the “Centre d’Energétique de l’ENSMP”, was designed to analyze the interest of bulk PCM storage centralized in a real water active solar heating system consisting of a low tempe...

P. Achard; B. Amann; D. Mayer

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Design and vibration testing of a flexible seal whisker model  

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Harbor seal whiskers have a unique surface structure that dramatically reduces vortex induced vibrations as they move through the water. Concurrently with rigid whisker experiments, this project focuses on the design and ...

Gerber, Christopher D

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Macallen Building Condominiums  

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Boston, MA The Macallen Building, a 140-unit condominium building in South Boston, was designed to incorporate green design as a way of marketing a green lifestyle while at the same time increasing revenue from the project.

403

Critical Simulation Based Evaluation of Thermally Activated Building Systems (TABS) Design Models  

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design and control of water supply temperature has beenfeedback control of water supply temperature in addition to2012 Control Requires preliminary water supply temperature

Basu, Chandrayee

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

The potential for distributed generation in Japanese prototype buildings: A DER-CAM analysis of policy, tariff design, building energy use, and technology development (English Version)  

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Distributed Generation in Japanese Prototype Buildings: English Version On-site absorption cooling On-site heating On-site generatorsDistributed Generation in Japanese Prototype Buildings: English Version On-site direct absorption cooling On-site heating On-site generatorDistributed Generation in Japanese Prototype Buildings: English Version Macrogrid On-site heating fuel consumption (tJ/a) carbon (t/a) On-site generators

Zhou, Nan; Marnay, Chris; Firestone, Ryan; Gao, Weijun; Nishida, Masaru

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

The potential for distributed generation in Japanese prototype buildings: A DER-CAM analysis of policy, tariff design, building energy use, and technology development (English Version)  

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5000 m 2 Buildings Fuel Comsumption(TJ/a) Do-Nothing SportsDER Capital Costs Fuel from Comsumption(TJ/a) Do-Nothing Do-

Zhou, Nan; Marnay, Chris; Firestone, Ryan; Gao, Weijun; Nishida, Masaru

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Development of an integrated building load and ground source heat pump model to assess heat pump and ground loop design and performance in a commercial office building.  

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??Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) offer an efficient method for cooling and heating buildings, reducing energy usage and operating cost. In hot, arid regions such… (more)

Blair, Jacob Dale

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

BACNET AND ANALOG/DIGITAL INTERFACES OF THE BUILDING CONTROLS VIRTUAL TEST BED  

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6E 6E BacNet and Analog/Digital Interfaces of the Building Controls Virtual Testbed Thierry Stephane Nouidui, Michael Wetter, Zhengwei Li, Xiufeng Pang, Prajesh Bhattachayra, Philip Haves November 2011 DISCLAIMER This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of California, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, 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

408

Open Control Networking Systems for Smarter Building Operations-Fundamentals of System Architecture and Design  

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?and?Introductions ? LONWORKS ? / LonMark ? the?Mission ? LONWORKS ? the?Technology ? LONMARK? ? the?Organization ICEBO Oct 18-20, 2011 LONMARK T H E M I S S I O N ICEBO Oct 18-20, 2011 4 Computer?Network? ? Standardized ? Compatible?products ? Interchangeable...?Network ? Standardized ? Compatible?products ? Interchangeable ? Interoperable ? Customizable ? Cost?efficient ? Multi?vendor? ? Freedom?of?choice ICEBO Oct 18-20, 2011 ISO Standard 14908 Further Standards Adoption ? Buildings, Gas Stations, Kitchen Equipment...

Gibson, M.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Two Empirical Tests of Design Principles for Survivable System Architecture  

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, rigidity, robustness, scalability, and modifiability) as well as prescriptive tradespace metrics's successful test of an anti-satellite (Asat) weapon against an aging Chinese Feng Yun 1C weather satellite

de Weck, Olivier L.

410

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: HOT2000  

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HOT2000 HOT2000 HOT2000 logo. Easy-to-use energy analysis and design software for low-rise residential buildings. Utilizing current heat loss/gain and system performance models, the program aids in the simulation and design of buildings for thermal effectiveness, passive solar heating and the operation and performance of heating and cooling systems. Keywords energy performance, design, residential buildings, energy simulation, passive solar Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Basic understanding of the construction and operation of residential buildings. Users Over 1400 worldwide. HOT2000 is used mainly in Canada and the United States with a few users in Japan and Europe. Audience Builders, design evaluators, engineers, architects, building and energy code writers, Policy writers. HOT2000 is also used as the compliance

411

Energy Use Intensity and its Influence on the Integrated Daylighting Design of a Large Net Zero Energy Building: Preprint  

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Use Intensity and its Use Intensity and its Influence on the Integrated Daylighting Design of a Large Net Zero Energy Building Preprint Rob Guglielmetti, Jennifer Scheib, Shanti D. Pless, and Paul Torcellini National Renewable Energy Laboratory Rachel Petro RNL Design Presented at the ASHRAE Winter Conference Las Vegas, Nevada January 29 - February 2, 2011 Conference Paper NREL/CP-5500-49103 March 2011 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and Alliance retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes.

412

NGNP Component Test Capability Design Code of Record  

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The Next Generation Nuclear Plant Project is conducting a trade study to select a preferred approach for establishing a capability whereby NGNP technology development testing—through large-scale, integrated tests—can be performed for critical HTGR structures, systems, and components (SSCs). The mission of this capability includes enabling the validation of interfaces, interactions, and performance for critical systems and components prior to installation in the NGNP prototype.

S.L. Austad; D.S. Ferguson; L.E. Guillen; C.W. McKnight; P.J. Petersen

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

DWPF Sampling Device Development Test Results and Design Recommendation  

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This report summarizes the development and testing of a sample device for the DWPF sample cells. The clamp actuated manual Hydraguard valve used in conjunction with the concentric needle fill device is recommended for use in the DWPF. This is based on test results which indicate that this sampler is capable of obtaining samples within five percent of the solids concentration of the process stream at flow rates from 0.5 to 3.5 gpm.

Wilds, G.W.

2001-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

414

Design, Construction, and Testing of A New Class of Mobile Robots for Cave Exploration  

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design process and results from initial tests. Keywords: Cave robot, exploration, subterraneanDesign, Construction, and Testing of A New Class of Mobile Robots for Cave Exploration Ivan aimed at Exploration of subterranean spaces. The key innovation is the combination of highly

415

Design and Development of a Low-Cost Test-Bed for Undergraduate Education in UAVs  

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Design and Development of a Low-Cost Test-Bed for Undergraduate Education in UAVs D. Jung, E. J for the development of a low-cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) test-bed for educational purposes. The objective) and graduate students (secondarily) in UAV research. The complete design and development of all hardware

Tsiotras, Panagiotis

416

Conceptual design and testing strategy of a dual functional lithium–lead test blanket module in ITER and EAST  

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A dual functional lithium–lead (DFLL) test blanket module (TBM) concept has been proposed for testing in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) and the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) in China to demonstrate the technologies of the liquid lithium–lead breeder blankets with emphasis on the balance between the risks and the potential attractiveness of blanket technology development. The design of DFLL-TBM concept has the flexibility of testing both the helium-cooled quasi-static lithium–lead (SLL) blanket concept and the He/PbLi dual-cooled lithium–lead (DLL) blanket concept. This paper presents an effective testing strategy proposed to achieve the testing target of SLL and DLL DEMO blankets relevant conditions, which includes three parts: materials R&D and small-scale out-of-pile mockups testing in loops, middle-scale TBMs pre-testing in EAST and full-scale consecutive TBMs testing corresponding to different operation phases of ITER during the first 10 years. The design of the DFLL-TBM concept and the testing strategy ability to test TBMs for both blanket concepts in sequence and or in parallel for both ITER and EAST are discussed.

Y. Wu; the FDS Team

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Tool coupling for the design and operation of building energy and control systems based on the Functional Mock-up Interface standard  

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This paper describes software tools developed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) that can be coupled through the Functional Mock-up Interface standard in support of the design and operation of building energy and control systems. These tools have been developed to address the gaps and limitations encountered in legacy simulation tools. These tools were originally designed for the analysis of individual domains of buildings, and have been difficult to integrate with other tools for runtime data exchange. The coupling has been realized by use of the Functional Mock-up Interface for co-simulation, which standardizes an application programming interface for simulator interoperability that has been adopted in a variety of industrial domains. As a variety of coupling scenarios are possible, this paper provides users with guidance on what coupling may be best suited for their application. Furthermore, the paper illustrates how tools can be integrated into a building management system to support the operation of buildings. These tools may be a design model that is used for real-time performance monitoring, a fault detection and diagnostics algorithm, or a control sequence, each of which may be exported as a Functional Mock-up Unit and made available in a building management system as an input/output block. We anticipate that this capability can contribute to bridging the observed performance gap between design and operational energy use of buildings.

Nouidui, Thierry Stephane; Wetter, Michael

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Building Technologies Office: Energy Efficient Buildings Hub  

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Efficient Buildings Hub Efficient Buildings Hub This model of a renovated historic building-Building 661-in Philadelphia will house the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. The facility's renovation will serve as a best practices model for commercial building design, historic adaptive re-use, and energy efficiency innovation through continuous retrofit. The U.S. Department of Energy created the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to promote regional job creation and economic growth while also improving the energy efficiency of commercial buildings. Established in 2011, the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub seeks to demonstrate how innovating technologies can help building owners and operators can save money by adopting energy efficient technologies and techniques. The goal is to enable the nation to cut energy use in the commercial buildings sector by 20% by 2020.

419

Simulation, design, and testing of a portable concrete median barrier  

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highway departments are currently upgrading or expanding their major highways. This construction near a zone w1th large traff1c volumes travelling at h1gh speed creates a dangerous conflict between vehicles and workmen. To protect the vehicle occupants... Currently in Use Pacae 2 Typical Design of a Portable Barrier 3 Idealized Model of CMB System 4 Joint Spring Moment-Differential Rotation Relationship 5 Location of Vehicle Impact Force 13 Along Barrier 6 Adjustment Coefficient for Translational...

Walker, Kenneth Charles

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Step 8. Ensure the Building Operates as Intended | Building Energy Codes  

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8. Ensure the Building Operates as Intended 8. Ensure the Building Operates as Intended Energy codes and standards generally cover only the construction of buildings. However, the ultimate goal is that energy is used efficiently in the actual operation the building. For example, should commissioning and testing be covered as a separate step? They could and perhaps should. If the ultimate goal of compliance is to get a building that has been designed and constructed to be an energy efficient building, then "getting it right" by commissioning might be an important step in ensuring the building is truly efficient. The 2012 IECC has system commissioning requirements in Section C408. A topic brief is available that discusses testing and commissioning in greater detail (Resource 1). A topic brief discussing residential duct

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Sequence Design for a Test Tube of Interacting Nucleic Acid Strands  

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Sequence Design for a Test Tube of Interacting Nucleic Acid Strands ... We describe an algorithm for designing the equilibrium base-pairing properties of a test tube of interacting nucleic acid strands. ... A target test tube is specified as a set of desired “on-target” complexes, each with a target secondary structure and target concentration, and a set of undesired “off-target” complexes, each with vanishing target concentration. ...

Brian R. Wolfe; Niles A. Pierce

2014-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Storage Project Fuel Basket Handling Grapple Design Development Test Report  

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Acceptance testing of the SNF Fuel Basket Lift Grapple was accomplished to verify the design adequacy. This report shows the results affirming the design. The test was successful in demonstrating the adequacy of the grapple assembly's inconel actuator shaft and engagement balls for in loads excess of design basis loads (3200 pounds), 3X design basis loads (9600 pounds), and 5X design basis loads (16,000 pounds). The test data showed that no appreciable yielding for the inconel actuator shaft and engagement balls at loads in excess of 5X Design Basis loads. The test data also showed the grapple assembly and components to be fully functional after loads in excess of 5X Design Basis were applied and maintained for over 10 minutes. Following testing, each actuator shaft (Item 7) was liquid penetrant inspected per ASME Section 111, Division 1 1989 and accepted per requirements of NF-5350. This examination was performed to insure that no cracking had occurred. The test indicated that no cracking had occurred. The examination reports are included as Appendix C to this document. From this test, it is concluded that the design configuration meets or exceeds the requirements specified in ANSI N 14 6 for Special Lifting Devices for Shipping Containers Weighing 10,000 Pounds (4500 kg) or More.

CHENAULT, D.M.

2000-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Design/installation and structural integrity assessment under the Federal Facility Agreement for Bethel Valley Low-Level Waste Collection and Transfer System upgrade for Building 2026 (High Radiation Level Analytical Laboratory) and Building 2099 (Monitoring and Control Station) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

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This document presents a Design/Installation and Structural Integrity Assessment for a replacement tank system for portions of the Bethel Valley Low Level Waste (LLW) System, located at the Oak Ridge Reservation, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. This issue of the assessment covers the design aspects of the replacement tank system, and certifies that the design has sufficient structural integrity and is acceptable for the storing or treating of hazardous and/or radioactive substances. The present issue identifies specific activities that must be completed during the fabrication, installation, and testing of the replacement tank system in order to provide assurance that the final installation complies with governing requirements. Portions of the LLW system are several decades old, or older, and do not comply with current environmental protection regulations. Several subsystems of the LLW system have been designated to receive a state-of-the-art replacement and refurbishment. One such subsystem serves Building 2026, the High Radiation Level Analytical Laboratory. This assessment focuses on the scope of work for the Building 2026 replacement LLW Collection and Transfer System, including the provision of a new Monitoring and Control Station (Building 2099) to receive, store, and treat (adjust pH) low level radioactive waste.

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1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The new standard’s HVAC background noise requirements and their implementation in building design  

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The new ANSI classroom standard recommends long?term steady?state background sound level limits of 35 dBA and 55 dBC. Since the HVAC system is typically a room’s dominant steady?state noise source it is usually reasonable to apply these limits to the design of the system assuming that other noise sources produce insignificant additions to the room’s long?term background noise environment. The recommended sound level limits are significantly lower than current industry standards and complying with them will increase system costs. School administrators architects and HVAC system designers should therefore be prepared for the changes. This paper summarizes equipment selection and system design guidelines that have been found to be necessary for ensuring compliance with the sound level limits.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Design and preliminary test results of Daya Bay RPC modules*  

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Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) modules will be used as one part of the cosmic muon veto system in the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment. A total of 189 RPC modules will cover the three water pools in the experiment. To achieve track reconstruction and high efficiency, each module consists of 4 layers, each of which contains two sizes of bare chambers. The placement of bare chambers is reversed in different layers to reduce the overlapping dead areas. The module efficiency and patch efficiency were studied both in simulation and test of the data analysis. 143 modules have been constructed and tested. The preliminary study shows that the module and patch 3 out of 4 layers efficiency reaches about 98%.

Hackenburg, R.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Design and preliminary testing of a thermionic AMTEC cascade  

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This paper describes the design of an experiment to demonstrate the feasibly of operating a cascade of a Thermionic Energy Converter (TEC) with an Alkali Metal Thermo Electric Converter (AMTEC). Both of these devices convert heat to electricity without moving mechanical parts and lend themselves to be incorporated into a cascade. Typically, the TEC operates from a hot temperature of 2000 K to 1700 K, rejecting heat at 1100 K to 700 K, while the AMTEC operates from a hot temperature of 1100 K to 900 K and a cold temperature of about 400 K. These temperature ranges form almost ideal cascade. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

Miskolczy, G. [Thermo Trex Corp., 85 First Avenue, Waltham, Massachusetts 02254 (United States); Sievers, B.; Svedberg, B. [Advanced Modular Power Systems, Inc., 4667 Freedom Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108 (United States); Schuller, M. [Phillips Laboratory/VTPN, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico 87117 (United States); VanHagen, T.; Smith, J. [General Atomics, 3550 General Atomics Court, San Diego, California 92121-1194 (United States); Reiners, E.; LeMire, R. [ORION International Technologies, Inc., 6501 Americas Parkway NE, Suite 200, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110 (United States)

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Design and Preliminary Performance Tests of the Westinghouse Electrostatic Generator  

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Design and performance characteristics of the Westinghouse electrostatic generator are discussed. Steady voltages of 1.3 Mv at atmospheric pressure and up to a maximum to date of 3.7 Mv at about 75 lb./sq. in. have been used to accelerate hydrogen ions. The maximum steady voltage is limited mainly by sparking along the belts. The voltage remains constant to within 0.5 percent for observing times of several minutes, and at times to within 0.2 percent for a half-minute or so.

W. H. Wells; R. O. Haxby; W. E. Stephens; W. E. Shoupp

1940-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

428

Merrill Hall is a showcase for sustainable urban design. After fire destroyed the original building  

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energy use · Use available sun and wind for light, ventilation, power, and heat · Demonstrate "good wood were installed on the roof with support from Seattle City Light. These panels supply enough energy a Silver LEED rating for its sustainable features. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Hochberg, Michael

429

Low energy architecture in the tropics: from design to building construction  

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This paper presents a realization of passive construction in Reunion, French Department in the Indian Ocean (southern hemisphere) submitted to a wet tropical climate. Aspects of passive construction were integrated at the design stage and this house does not present additional costs towards classical ones. This project was awarded a prize for architecture climate.

Boyer, Harry; Payet, François

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LOW ENERGY ARCHITECTURE IN THE TROPICS : FROM DESIGN TO BUILDING CONTRUCTION  

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.francois-archi@wanadoo.fr ABSTRACT This paper presents a realization of passive construction in Reunion, French Department in the Indian Ocean (southern hemisphere) submitted to a wet tropical climate. Aspects of passive construction were integrated at the design stage and this house does not present additional costs towards classical

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

431

Low energy architecture in the tropics: from design to building construction  

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This paper presents a realization of passive construction in Reunion, French Department in the Indian Ocean (southern hemisphere) submitted to a wet tropical climate. Aspects of passive construction were integrated at the design stage and this house does not present additional costs towards classical ones. This project was awarded a prize for architecture climate.

Harry Boyer; Frédéric Miranville; François Payet

2012-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

432

Dynamic building enclosures : the design of an innovative constructive system which permits mechanically-driven, computer-controlled shape transformations to the building envelope  

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Dynamic Building Enclosures is a system of prefabricated, lightweight, kit-of-parts wall and/or roof elements. This system has the unique capability of dynamically altering, or mutating its shape in reaction to changing ...

Nelson, Eric (Eric Freeman), 1964-

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

University Buildings Landmark Buildings  

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KEY University Buildings Landmark Buildings The Lanyon Building Roads Footpath Cafe Grass Queen's University Belfast Campus Map The Lanyon Building The Students' Union The David Keir Building School Offices and Sonic Arts Q Nursing and Midwifery R Pharmacy S Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering T Politics

Paxton, Anthony T.

434

University Buildings Landmark Buildings  

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KEY University Buildings Landmark Buildings The Lanyon Building Roads Footpath Cafe University Accommodation Queen's University Belfast Campus Map The Lanyon Building The Students' Union The David Keir Building School Offices A Biological Sciences B Chemistry and Chemical Engineering C Education D

Müller, Jens-Dominik

435

University Buildings Landmark Buildings  

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KEY University Buildings Landmark Buildings The Lanyon Building Roads Footpath Cafe University Engineering N Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences P Music and Sonic Arts Q Nursing and Midwifery R and Student Affairs 3 Administration Building 32 Ashby Building 27 Belfast City Hospital 28 Bernard Crossland

Paxton, Anthony T.

436

REVIEW REPORT: BUILDING C-400 THERMAL TREATMENT 90 PERCENT REMEDIAL DESIGN REPORT AND SITE INVESTIGATION, PGDP, PADUCAH, KENTUCKY  

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On 9 April 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters, Office of Soil and Groundwater Remediation (EM-22) initiated an Independent Technical Review (ITR) of the 90% Remedial Design Report (RDR) and Site Investigation (RDSI) for thermal treatment of trichloroethylene (TCE) in the soil and groundwater in the vicinity of Building C-400 at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP). The general ITR goals were to assess the technical adequacy of the 90% RDSI and provide recommendations sufficient for DOE to determine if modifications are warranted pertaining to the design, schedule, or cost of implementing the proposed design. The ultimate goal of the effort was to assist the DOE Paducah/Portsmouth Project Office (PPPO) and their contractor team in ''removing'' the TCE source zone located near the C-400 Building. This report provides the ITR findings and recommendations and supporting evaluations as needed to facilitate use of the recommendations. The ITR team supports the remedial action objective (RAO) at C-400 to reduce the TCE source area via subsurface Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH). Further, the ITR team commends PPPO, their contractor team, regulators, and stakeholders for the significant efforts taken in preparing the 90% RDR. To maximize TCE removal at the target source area, several themes emerge from the review which the ITR team believes should be considered and addressed before implementing the thermal treatment. These themes include the need for: (1) Accurate and site-specific models as the basis to verify the ERH design for full-scale implementation for this challenging hydrogeologic setting; (2) Flexible project implementation and operation to allow the project team to respond to observations and data collected during construction and operation; (3) Defensible performance metrics and monitoring, appropriate for ERH, to ensure sufficient and efficient clean-up; and (4) Comprehensive (creative and diverse) contingencies to address the potential for system underperformance, and other unforeseen conditions These themes weave through the ITR report and the various analyses and recommendations. The ITR team recognizes that a number of technologies are available for treatment of TCE sources. Further, the team supports the regulatory process through which the selected remedy is being implemented, and concurs that ERH is a potentially viable remedial technology to meet the RAOs adjacent to C-400. Nonetheless, the ITR team concluded that additional efforts are needed to provide an adequate basis for the planned ERH design, particularly in the highly permeable Regional Gravel Aquifer (RGA), where sustaining target temperatures present a challenge. The ERH design modeling in the 90% RDR does not fully substantiate that heating in the deep RGA, at the interface with the McNairy formation, will meet the design goals; specifically the target temperatures. Full-scale implementation of ERH to meet the RAOs is a challenge in the complex hydrogeologic setting at PGDP. Where possible, risks to the project identified in this ITR report as ''issues'' and ''recommendations'' should be mitigated as part of the final design process to increase the likelihood of remedial success. The ITR efforts were organized into five lines of inquiry (LOIs): (1) Site investigation and target zone delineation; (2) Performance objectives; (3) Project and design topics; (4) Health and safety; and (5) Cross cutting and independent cost evaluation. Within each of these LOIs, the ITR team identified a series of unresolved issues--topics that have remaining uncertainties or potential project risks. These issues were analyzed and one or more recommendations were developed for each. In the end, the ITR team identified 27 issues and provided 50 recommendations. The issues and recommendations are briefly summarized below, developed in Section 5, and consolidated into a single list in Section 6. The ITR team concluded that there are substantive unresolved issues and system design uncertainties, resulting in technical and financial risks to DOE.

Looney, B; Jed Costanza, J; Eva Davis, E; Joe Rossabi, J; Lloyd (Bo) Stewart, L; Hans Stroo, H

2007-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Pile design predictions in sand and gravel using in situ tests  

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1983 Ma]or Sub]ect: Civil Engineering PILE DESIGN PREDICTIONS IN SAND AND GRAVEL USING IN SITU TESTS A Thesis by LINDA GRUBBS HUFF Approved as to style and content by: Harry M. Coyle Chairman of Committee syne A. Du lap Member Chri opher C... Committee: Dr. Harry M. Coyle The pressuremeter, cone penetrometer and standard penetration tests are in situ tests which are being performed more frequently in recent years to obtain soil parameters used in the design of pile foundations. New design...

Huff, Linda Grubbs

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Sefaira  

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Sefaira Sefaira tool_sefaira.jpg Sefaira allows architects to focus on performance from the beginning of their design process with software that provides them with real-time feedback for their buildingÂ’s design. Architects can directly use that feedback to influence their design, instead of validating a design at the end of their process. Architects can study form & facade design, compare design options and strategies, find the strategies with the biggest impact and optimize key design parameters, such as shading, glazing ratios, and orientation. Screen Shots Keywords Early-stage performance analysis of building envelope, HVAC, water & renewables , Real-time building performance analysis, Parametric analysis, Thermal comfort analysis Validation/Testing Sefaira leverages two energy analysis engines for different types of

439

SRNL Review And Assessment Of WTP UFP-02 Sparger Design And Testing  

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During aerosol testing conducted by Parsons Constructors and Fabricators, Inc. (PCFI), air sparger plugging was observed in small-scale and medium-scale testing. Because of this observation, personnel identified a concern that the steam spargers in Pretreatment Facility vessel UFP-02 could plug during Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) operation. The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) requested that Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) provide consultation on the evaluation of known WTP bubbler, and air and steam sparger issues. The authors used the following approach for this task: reviewed previous test reports (including smallscale testing, medium-scale testing, and Pretreatment Engineering Platform [PEP] testing), met with Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI) personnel to discuss sparger design, reviewed BNI documents supporting the sparger design, discussed sparger experience with Savannah River Site Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) and Sellafield personnel, talked to sparger manufacturers about relevant operating experience and design issues, and reviewed UFP-02 vessel and sparger drawings.

Poirier, M. R.; Duignan, M. R.; Fink, S. D.; Steimke, J. L.

2014-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System...  

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

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441

Development of Building Automation and Control Systems  

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A design flow for building automation and control systems,’’Development of Building Automation and Control Systems Yangdesign of the build- ing automation system (including the

Yang, Yang; Zhu, Qi; Maasoumy, Mehdi; Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System...  

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

443

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Field Testing of Compartmentalization Methods for Multifamily Construction  

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This case study describes Building America efforts to understand how to improve air sealing in townhouse and multifamily construction.

444

The design of a fluidized bed for testing of a robotic burrowing device which mimics razor clams  

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This thesis reviews the design of a fluidized bed test setup for testing digging kinematics of RoboClam, a burrowing device based on Atlantic Razor Clams. This test bed allows for in-lab testing in an environment covered ...

Dorsch, Daniel Scott

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Practical application of optimization techniques to the design of integrated circuit building blocks  

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. Statistical Model for Analog Circuit Simulation PROBLEM FORMULATION A. Introduction . B. Yield Maximization . C. Taguchi "On-target" Design D. Variability Minimization 2 2 3 4 6 7 9 10 12 15 16 17 19 20 21 25 25 26 28 29 31 31 31.... The Acceptability Region itlinimization is represented by: F: R" R' min F(x) xcR" (2. 11) (9 19) B. Optimization Algorithms Iterative algorithms are used to determine solutions of objective functions, F(x) of optimization problems. The computer is usecl...

Liu, Chong Hsu

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

446

Real-time Building Energy Simulation using EnergyPlus and the Building  

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Real-time Building Energy Simulation using EnergyPlus and the Building Real-time Building Energy Simulation using EnergyPlus and the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed Title Real-time Building Energy Simulation using EnergyPlus and the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed Publication Type Conference Proceedings LBNL Report Number LBNL-5390E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Pang, Xiufeng, Prajesh Bhattacharya, Zheng O'Neill, Philip Haves, Michael Wetter, and Trevor Bailey Conference Name Proc. of the 12th IBPSA Conference Pagination p. 2890-2896 Date Published 11/2011 Conference Location Sydney, Australia Abstract Most commercial buildings do not perform as well in practice as intended by the design and their performances often deteriorate over time. Reasons include faulty construction, malfunctioning equipment, incorrectly configured control systems and inappropriate operating procedures (Haves et al., 2001, Lee et al., 2007). To address this problem, the paper presents a simulation-based whole building performance monitoring tool that allows a comparison of building actual performance and expected performance in real time. The tool continuously acquires relevant building model input variables from existing Energy Management and Control System (EMCS). It then reports expected energy consumption as simulated of EnergyPlus. The Building Control Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB) is used as the software platform to provide data linkage between the EMCS, an EnergyPlus model, and a database. This paper describes the integrated real-time simulation environment. A proof-of-concept demonstration is also presented in the paper.

447

Design assessment of a 150 kWt CFBC Test Unit  

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For clean and efficient energy generation from coal, the most suitable technology known to date is 'Fluidized Bed Combustion' technology. Applications of circulating fluidized bed (CFB) combustion technology have been steadily increasing in both capacity and number over the past decade. Designs of these units have been based on the combustion tests carried out in pilot scale facilities to determine the combustion and desulfurization characteristics of coal and limestone reserves in CFB conditions. Similarly, utilization of Turkish lignites in CFB boilers necessitates adaptation of CFB combustion technology to these resources. However, the design of these test units are not based on firing coals with high ash, volatile matter and sulfur contents like Turkish lignites. For this purpose, a 150 kWt CFB combustor test unit is designed and constructed in Chemical Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University, based on the extensive experience acquired at the existing 0.3 MWt Bubbling Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Combustor (AFBC) Test Rig. Following the commissioning tests, a combustion test is carried out for investigation of combustion characteristics of Can lignite in CFB conditions and for assessment of the design of test unit. Comparison of the design outputs with experimental results reveals that most of the predictions and assumptions have acceptable agreement with the operating conditions. In conclusion, the performance of 150 kWt CFBC Test Unit is found to be satisfactory to be utilized for the long term research studies on combustion and desulfurization characteristics of indigenous lignite reserves in circulating fluidized bed combustors. (author)

Batu, A. [Mimag-Samko Energy Technologies Inc., Armada Is Merkezi Kat: 5, No: 4 Sogutozu, Ankara (Turkey); Selcuk, N.; Kulah, G. [Middle East Technical University, Chemical Engineering Department, 06531 Ankara (Turkey)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

448

Review of the Savannah River Site, Waste Solidification Building, Construction Quality of Mechanical Systems Installation and Selected Aspects of Firre Protection System Design  

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the the Savannah River Site, Waste Solidification Building, Construction Quality of Mechanical Systems Installation and Selected Aspects of Fire Protection System Design January 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Independent Oversight Review of the Savannah River Site, Waste Solidification Building, Construction Quality of Mechanical Systems Installation and Selected Aspects of Fire Protection System Design Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Scope.................................................................................................................................................... 1

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Review of the Savannah River Site, Waste Solidification Building, Construction Quality of Mechanical Systems Installation and Selected Aspects of Firre Protection System Design  

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the the Savannah River Site, Waste Solidification Building, Construction Quality of Mechanical Systems Installation and Selected Aspects of Fire Protection System Design January 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Independent Oversight Review of the Savannah River Site, Waste Solidification Building, Construction Quality of Mechanical Systems Installation and Selected Aspects of Fire Protection System Design Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Scope.................................................................................................................................................... 1

450

Building information modeling for MEP.  

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??Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a new way of approaching the design, construction, and management of a building. It is an innovative method that bridges… (more)

McFarland, Jessica E

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Evolutionary Test Program Induction for Microprocessor Design Verification Fulvio Corno, Gianluca Cumani, Matteo Sonza Reorda, Giovanni Squillero  

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Evolutionary Test Program Induction for Microprocessor Design Verification Fulvio Corno, Gianluca is an assembly program able to maximize a predefined verification metric. Design verification of on-chip

Fernandez, Thomas

452

Designing and testing the neutron source deployment system and calibration plan for a dark matter detector  

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In this thesis, we designed and tested a calibration and deployment system for the MiniCLEAN dark matter detector. The deployment system uses a computer controlled winch to lower a canister containing a neutron source into ...

Westerdale, Shawn (Shawn S.)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Design and testing of an experiment to measure self-filtration in particulate suspensions  

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An experiment for measuring self-filtration in terms of change in volume fraction downstream of a constriction compared to volume fraction upstream of said constriction was designed and tested. The user has the ability to ...

Flander, Mattias S. (Mattias Simon)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Field tests and new design procedure for laterally loaded drilled shafts in clay  

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FIELD TESTS AND NEW DESIGN PROCEDURE FOR LATERALLY LOADED DRILLED SHAFTS IN CLAY A Thesis by l1ARK WILLIAM BIERSCHWALE Submitted to ihe Graduate College Texas A8M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1980 Major Subject: Civil Engineering FIELD TESTS AND NEW DESIGN PROCEDURE FOR LATERALLY LOADED DRILLED SHAFTS IN CLAY A Thesis by NARK WILLIAM BIERSCHWALE Approved as to style and content by: Harry M. Coyle - Chairman...

Bierschwale, Mark W.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Measuring-up in timber: A critical perspective on mid- and high-rise timber building design  

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timber elements in high-rise buildings is still in its infancy. This paper offers a new perspective on building with wood at this scale, beyond carbon sequestration and construction. Criticism of existing projects and proposals, including the authors’ own...

Fleming, Patrick; Smith, Simon; Ramage, Michael

2014-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

456

Evaluation on Cooling Energy Load with Varied Envelope Design for High-Rise Residential Buildings in Malaysia  

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With the development of the economy in the recent years, Malaysia is maintaining a high economic growth and therefore, its energy consumption increases dramatically. Residential buildings are characterized by being envelope-load dominated buildings...

Al-Tamimi, N.; Fadzil, S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building 32 35 Building 36  

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Building 10 Building 13 Building 7 LinHall Drive Lot R10 Lot R12 Lot 207 Lot 209 LotR9 Lot 205 Lot 203 LotBuilding30 Richland Avenue 39 44 Building 32 35 Building 36 34 Building 18 Building 19 11 12 45 29 15 Building 5 8 9 17 Building 16 6 Building 31 Building 2 Ridges Auditorium Building 24 Building 4

Botte, Gerardine G.

458

Design and Operation of an Open, Interoperable Automated Demand Response Infrastructure for Commercial Buildings  

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This paper describes the concept for and lessons from the development and field-testing of an open, interoperable communications infrastructure to support automated demand response (auto-DR). Automating DR allows greater levels of participation, improved reliability, and repeatability of the DR in participating facilities. This paper also presents the technical and architectural issues associated with auto-DR and description of the demand response automation server (DRAS), the client/server architecture-based middle-ware used to automate the interactions between the utilities or any DR serving entity and their customers for DR programs. Use case diagrams are presented to show the role of the DRAS between utility/ISO and the clients at the facilities.

Piette, Mary Ann; Ghatikar, Girish; Kiliccote, Sila; Watson, David; Koch, Ed; Hennage, Dan

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Building America Webinar: High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II- Design Options for Locating Ducts within Conditioned Space  

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This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America webinar on November 18, 2014.

460

Design and analysis of experiments testing for biodiversity effects in ecology  

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Design and analysis of experiments testing for biodiversity effects in ecology R. A. Baileya is that a nested family of plausible models is fitted. The results of three experiments suggest that biodiversity are discussed. Keywords: Biodiversity, Design of experiments, Family of models, Hasse diagram 2008 MSC: 62K99

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461

Special design and testing aspects of the 345 kV East Fishkill substation  

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The installation of two 135 MVAR capacitor banks in the 345 kV East Fishkill substation required special design of the grounding system, installation of reactors in series with the capacitor banks, closing resistors in the circuit breakers and special shielding of control cables. This paper describes the design of the substation and the tests performed before commissioning the capacitor banks.

Fogarty, R.P.; Halleran, T.M.; Laskowski, L.M.; Mark, D.A. (Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, Inc., New York, NY (United States))

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Chapter 9: Commissioning the Building  

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: : Commissioning the Building Commissioning Process Overview Commissioning Activities and Documentation LANL | Chapter 9 Commissioning the Building Commissioning Process Overview Commissioning is a process - a systematic process of ensuring that a building performs in accordance with the design intent, contract documents, and the owner's operational needs. Commissioning is fundamental to the success of the whole-building design process. Due to the sophistication of building designs and the com- plexity of building systems constructed today, commis- sioning is necessary, but not automatically included as part of the typical design and contracting process. Commissioning is critical for ensuring that the building design is successfully constructed and operated.

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Development of a method for building life cycle analysis at an early design phase - Implementation in a tool - Sensitivity and uncertainty of such a method in comparison to detailed LCA software.  

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??The thesis presents in detail the various steps in the development of an early design phase method for the LCA of buildings. After an introduction… (more)

Chouquet, Julie

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Designing density : building form and site design for contextually appropriate multi-family housing in Boston's inner-ring suburbs ; Building form and site design for contextually appropriate multi-family housing in Boston's inner-ring suburbs .  

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??This research focuses on multi-family residential development in the inner-ring suburbs around Boston in order to understand how dense housing can be designed in ways… (more)

Kanson-Benanav, Jesse

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

City of Scottsdale- Green Building Policy for Public Buildings  

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In 2005, Scottsdale approved a green building policy for new city buildings and remodels. The resolution requires all new, occupied city buildings of any size to be designed, contracted and built...

466

System Design of a Natural Gas PEM Fuel Cell Power Plant for Buildings  

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The following conclusions are made based on this analysis effort: (1) High-temperature PEM data are not available; (2) Stack development effort for Phase II is required; (3) System results are by definition preliminary, mostly due to the immaturity of the high-temperature stack; other components of the system are relatively well defined; (4) The Grotthuss conduction mechanism yields the preferred system characteristics; the Grotthuss conduction mechanism is also much less technically mature than the vehicle mechanism; (5) Fuel processor technology is available today and can be procured for Phase II (steam or ATR); (6) The immaturity of high-temperature membrane technology requires that a robust system design be developed in Phase II that is capable of operating over a wide temperature and pressure range - (a) Unpressurized or Pressurized PEM (Grotthuss mechanism) at 140 C, Highest temperature most favorable, Lowest water requirement most favorable, Pressurized recommended for base loaded operation, Unpressurized may be preferred for load following; (b) Pressurized PEM (vehicle mechanism) at about 100 C, Pressure required for saturation, Fuel cell technology currently available, stack development required. The system analysis and screening evaluation resulted in the identification of the following components for the most promising system: (1) Steam reforming fuel processor; (2) Grotthuss mechanism fuel cell stack operating at 140 C; (3) Means to deliver system waste heat to a cogeneration unit; (4) Pressurized system utilizing a turbocompressor for a base-load power application. If duty cycling is anticipated, the benefits of compression may be offset due to complexity of control. In this case (and even in the base loaded case), the turbocompressor can be replaced with a blower for low-pressure operation.

Joe Ferrall, Tim Rehg, Vesna Stanic

2000-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

467

High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

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

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Fast-spectrum Transmutation Experimental Facility FASTEF: Main design achievements (part 2: Reactor building design and plant layout) within the FP7-CDT collaborative project of the European Commission  

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MYRRHA (Multi-purpose hybrid Research Reactor for High-tech Applications) is the flexible experimental accelerator-driven system (ADS) in development at SCK-CEN in replacement of its material testing reactor BR2. SCK-CEN in association with 17 European partners from industry, research centres and academia, responded to the FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme) call from the European Commission to establish a Central Design Team (CDT) for the design of a Fast Spectrum Transmutation Experimental Facility (FASTEF) able to demonstrate efficient transmutation and associated technology through a system working in subcritical and/or critical mode. The project has started on April 01, 2009 for a period of three years. In this paper, we present the latest concept of the reactor building and the plant layout. The FASTEF facility has evolved quite a lot since the intermediate reporting done at the ICAPP'10 and ICAPP'11 conferences 1,2. Many iterations have been performed to take into account the safety requirements. The present configuration enables an easy operation and maintenance of the facility, including the possibility to change large components of the reactor. In a companion paper 3, we present the latest configuration of the reactor core and primary system. (authors)

De Bruyn, D.; Engelen, J. [Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK CEN, Boeretang 200, 2400 Mol (Belgium); Ortega, A.; Aguado, M. P. [Empresarios Agrupados A.I.E., Magallanes 3, 28015 Madrid (Spain)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DESIGN, FABRICATION, AND TESTING OF AN ADVANCED, NON-POLLUTING TURBINE DRIVE GAS GENERATOR  

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The objectives of this report period were to complete the development of the Gas Generator design, which was done; fabricate and test of the non-polluting unique power turbine drive gas Gas Generator, which has been postponed. Focus during this report period has been to complete the brazing and bonding necessary to fabricate the Gas Generator hardware, continue making preparations for fabricating and testing the Gas Generator, and continuing the fabrication of the Gas Generator hardware and ancillary hardware in preparation for the test program. Fabrication is more than 95% complete and is expected to conclude in early May 2002. the test schedule was affected by relocation of the testing to another test supplier. The target test date for hot fire testing is now not earlier than June 15, 2002.

Unknown

2002-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective Daylighting: Evaluating Daylighting Performance in the San Francisco Federal Building from the Perspective of Building Occupants  

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metrics for sustainable building design. National ResearchJ. 2007. Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design anddesign strategies implemented in buildings promoted as “green,” “sustainable,”

Konis, Kyle Stas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective Daylighting: Evaluating Daylighting Performance in the San Francisco Federal Building from the Perspective of Building Occupants  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

metrics for sustainable building design. National ResearchJ. 2007. Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design anddesign strategies implemented in buildings promoted as “green,” “sustainable,”

Konis, Kyle Stas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Development and Test Plans for a small Vertical Axis Turbine Designed and  

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Development and Test Plans for a small Vertical Axis Turbine Designed and Development and Test Plans for a small Vertical Axis Turbine Designed and Built by the Russian State Rocket Center under Berkeley Lab auspices Speaker(s): Anthony Radspieler Jr. Glen Dahlbacka Joseph Rasson Date: March 4, 2010 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Berkeley Lab Engineering Division teamed with Empire Magnetics, Rohnert Park and the Makeyev State Rocket Center under a DOE NNSA non-proliferation project to develop and test a series of small wind turbines of vertical axis design. Over the years, about 100 Russian scientists and engineers worked on the project and the hydrodynamic, aerodynamic and mechanical test facilities of the SRC were used. The objective was to create a highly manufacturable Darieus unit with a modest Tip Speed Ratio (quiet and low

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Review of Electrical System Configuration Management and Design Change Control at the Savannah River Site, Waste Solidification Building Project, July 2011  

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Independent Review of Independent Review of Electrical System Configuration Management and Design Change Control at the Savannah River Site, Waste Solidification Building Project July 2011 Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ......................................................................................................................................1 2.0 Scope .........................................................................................................................................1 3.0 Background ...............................................................................................................................2

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Review of Electrical System Configuration Management and Design Change Control at the Savannah River Site, Waste Solidification Building Project, July 2011  

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Independent Review of Independent Review of Electrical System Configuration Management and Design Change Control at the Savannah River Site, Waste Solidification Building Project July 2011 Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ......................................................................................................................................1 2.0 Scope .........................................................................................................................................1 3.0 Background ...............................................................................................................................2

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Experimental Validation of Building Vibration Propagation Using a Four Story Laboratory Model  

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Experimental Validation of Building Vibration Propagation Using a Four Story Laboratory Model.White@tufts.edu ABSTRACT A 4-story scale model building was designed and constructed for the purpose of predicting and combined, forming a system model. Each component of the scale model building was tested in order

White, Robert D.

476

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Therm  

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

Therm Therm Therm logo. Analysis of two-dimensional heat transfer through building products. Includes a graphical user interface that allows users to draw cross sections of fenestration and other building products, which can then be analyzed by an automatic mesh generator and finite-element heat transfer algorithms. Results are displayed graphically. Screen Shots Keywords two-D heat transfer, building products, fenestration Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Understanding of heat flows through building products; knowledge of properties of materials useful. Users Version 5.2 in use by over 1000 users internationally. Audience Building product developers, designers, analysts determining window ratings (NFRC). Input Graphic user interface; user enters cross sections of the building

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Commercial Buildings Consortium  

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

Commercial Buildings Consortium Commercial Buildings Consortium Sandy Fazeli National Association of State Energy Officials sfazeli@naseo.org; 703-299-8800 ext. 17 April 2, 2013 Supporting Consortium for the U.S. Department of Energy Net-Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Initiative 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: * Many energy savings opportunities in commercial buildings remain untapped, underserved by the conventional "invest-design-build- operate" approach * The commercial buildings sector is siloed, with limited coordination

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EA-2001: Energy Efficiency Design Standards: New Federal Commercial and Multi-Family High-Rise Residential Buildings and New Federal Low-Rise Residential Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is publishing this final rule to implement provisions in the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA) that require DOE to update the baseline Federal energy efficiency performance standards for the construction of new Federal commercial and multi-family high-rise residential buildings. This rule updates the baseline Federal commercial standard to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 90.1-2013.

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Chapter 3: Building Siting  

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

: Building Siting : Building Siting Site Issues at LANL Site Inventory and Analysis Site Design Transportation and Parking LANL | Chapter 3 Site Issues at LANL Definitions and related documents Building Siting Laboratory site-wide issues include transportation and travel distances for building occupants, impacts on wildlife corridors and hydrology, and energy supply and distribution limitations. Decisions made during site selec- tion and planning impact the surrounding natural habitat, architectural design integration, building energy con- sumption, occupant comfort, and occupant productivity. Significant opportunities for creating greener facilities arise during the site selection and site planning stages of design. Because LANL development zones are pre- determined, identify the various factors affecting devel-

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New York City - Green Building Requirements for Municipal Buildings |  

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

Green Building Requirements for Municipal Buildings Green Building Requirements for Municipal Buildings New York City - Green Building Requirements for Municipal Buildings < Back Eligibility Local Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Bioenergy Solar Windows, Doors, & Skylights Buying & Making Electricity Water Water Heating Wind Program Info State New York Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider Mayor's Office of Operations In 2005 New York City passed a law (Local Law No. 86) making a variety of green building and energy efficiency requirements for municipal buildings and other projects funded with money from the city treasury. The building

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Design and Test Results of a 1 MVA Resistive Type Fault Current Limiter  

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The 1 MVA resistive type single phase AC fault current limiter (FCL) was build and successfully tested by capacitors battery discharge. FCL rated voltage is 3.5 kV, current 250 Arms. The 240 m of HTS tape (type SF12100 by SupePower) was used for FCL production. The FCL consists of 8 bifilar coils each wound onto glass-fiber 70 mm diameter tube and connected in series. The HTS tapes were additionally stabilized with Cu laminated highly resistive foil. During the tests of separate FCL coils at 380 V an excellent limiting performance was observed. Tested FCL coil was switched off after 75 ms, the maximum temperature at the HTS tape was less then 230 K, the recovery time was about 5 s.

V.E. Keilin; V.V. Lobyntsev; M.S. Novikov; S.J. Novikov; V.I. Shcherbakov

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Better Buildings Data and Summary Report- 2014 BTO Peer Review  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presenter: Dale Hoffmeyer, U.S. Department of Energy The purpose of this project is to collect data from organizations awarded financial assistance (i.e., Better Buildings Neighborhood Program grantees) to test energy upgrade business models and improve building energy efficiency across the country. This data is used to populate the Building Technologies Office’s (BTO’s) Buildings Performance Database (BPD), track grantee progress, evaluate impact, and identify successful strategies. This project further supports the missions of both the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and BTO to lower barriers to energy efficiency in buildings—specifically their efforts related to improving program design and more efficient data management.

483

RH-LLW Disposal Facility Project CD-2/3 to Design/Build Proposal Reconciliation Report  

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A reconciliation plan was developed and implemented to address potential gaps and responses to gaps between the design/build vendor proposals and the Critical Decision-2/3 approval request package for the Remote-Handled Low Level Waste Disposal Facility Project. The plan and results of the plan implementation included development of a reconciliation team comprised of subject matter experts from Battelle Energy Alliance and the Department of Energy Idaho Operations Office, identification of reconciliation questions, reconciliation by the team, identification of unresolved/remaining issues, and identification of follow-up actions and subsequent approvals of responses. The plan addressed the potential for gaps to exist in the following areas: • Department of Energy Order 435.1, “Radioactive Waste Management,” requirements, including the performance assessment, composite analysis, monitoring plan, performance assessment/composite analysis maintenance plan, and closure plan • Environmental assessment supporting the National Environmental Policy Act • Nuclear safety • Safeguards and security • Emplacement operations • Requirements for commissioning • General project implementation. The reconciliation plan and results of the plan implementation are provided in a business-sensitive project file. This report provides the reconciliation plan and non-business sensitive summary responses to identified gaps.

Annette L. Schafer

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Design and first cold test of BNL superconducting 112 MHz QWR for electron gun applications  

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Brookhaven National Laboratory and Niowave, Inc. have designed, fabricated, and performed the first cold test of a superconducting 112 MHz quarter-wave resonator (QWR) for electron gun experiments. The first cold test of the QWR cryomodule has been completed at Niowave. The paper discusses the cryomodule design, presents the cold test results, and outline plans to upgrade the cryomodule for future experiments. A quarter-wave resonator concept of superconducting RF (SRF) electron gun was proposed at BNL for electron cooling ion/proton beams at RHIC. QWRs can be made sufficiently compact even at low RF frequencies (long wavelengths). The long wavelength allows to produce long electron bunches, thus minimizing space charge effects and enabling high bunch charge. Also, such guns should be suitable for experiments requiring high average current electron beams. A 112 MHz QWR gun was designed, fabricated, and cold-tested in collaboration between BNL and Niowave. This is the lowest frequency SRF gun ever tested successfully. In this paper we describe the gun design and fabrication, present the cold test results, and outline plans for the cryomodule upgrade for future experiments.

Belomestnykh, S.; Ben-Zvi, I.; Boulware, C.H.; Chang, X.; Grimm, T.L.; Siegel, B.; Than, R.; Winowski, M.

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

485

RESEARCH BUILDING AT NORTHWESTERN  

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-intensive medical schools. Perkins+Will has designed a building that will be superbly functional and have great selected the Chicago architectural firm of Perkins+Will to design the new Biomedical Research Building and advances sustainable practices with green technology and design features that support environmental

Engman, David M.

486

Building Green in Greensburg: City Hall Building  

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

City Hall Building City Hall Building Destroyed in the tornado, City Hall was completed in October 2009 and built to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED ® ) Platinum designation. The 4,700-square-foot building serves as a symbol of Greensburg's vitality and leadership in becoming a sustainable community where social, environmental, and economic concerns are held in balance. It houses the City's administrative offices and council chambers, and serves as a gathering place for town meetings and municipal court sessions. According to energy analysis modeling results, the new City Hall building is 38% more energy efficient than an ASHRAE-compliant building of the same size and shape. ENERGY EFFICIENCY FEATURES * A well-insulated building envelope with an

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Design and testing of a procedure for evaluating fuel-efficient crankcase lubricants  

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Experiments were conducted to design and evaluate a procedure for evaluating the fuel efficiency characteristics of crankcase lubricants using the driving cycles of the 1975 Federal Test Procedure and the Highway Fuel Economy Test. Most of the test protocol was based on guidelines proposed by the American Society for Testing and Materials. Three crankcase lubricants and five oil supplements, as well as a baseline lubricant, were used in eight 1980 model-year vehicles of identical make. The vehicles were operated at 75/sup 0/F (24/sup 0/C) in closely controlled chassis dynamometer tests designed to detect small changes in fuel efficiency. Results from these tests showed measurable increases in fuel economy of 0 to 6% with the test lubricants when compared to a common SAE 30 grade oil. These results are not definitive because of lack of quantification of mileage accumulation effects. The test protocol did reduce measurement variability greatly; this procedure can be applied to evaluation of fuel-efficient oils using larger test fleets. A good potential exists for improving the fuel economy of the US automotive fleet. Because of the large quantities of petroleum consumed in the automotive sector, this potential savings translates into conserving a very significant quantity of petroleum.

Naman, T.M.

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Test Results From The Idaho National Laboratory Of The NASA Bi-Supported Cell Design  

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The Idaho National Laboratory has been researching the application of solid-oxide fuel cell technology for large-scale hydrogen production. As a result, the Idaho National Laboratory has been testing various cell designs to characterize electrolytic performance. NASA, in conjunction with the University of Toledo, has developed a new cell concept with the goals of reduced weight and high power density. This paper presents results of the INL's testing of this new solid oxide cell design as an electrolyzer. Gas composition, operating voltage, and other parameters were varied during testing. Results to date show the NASA cell to be a promising design for both high power-to-weight fuel cell and electrolyzer applications.

C Stoots; J O'Brien; T Cable

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: News  

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News to someone by News to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: News on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: News on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: News on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: News on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: News on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: News on AddThis.com... Popular Links Success Stories Previous Next Lighten Energy Loads with System Design. Warming Up to Pump Heat. Cut Refrigerator Energy Use to Save Money. Tools EnergyPlus Whole Building Simulation Program Building Energy Software Tools Directory High Performance Buildings Database Financial Opportunities Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Funding Opportunities Tax Incentives for Residential Buildings

490

Whole Building Energy Simulation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Whole building energy simulation, also referred to as energy modeling, can and should be incorporated early during project planning to provide energy impact feedback for which design considerations...

491

Buildings Success Stories  

Energy Savers [EERE]

1 Buildings Success Stories en Zero Energy Ready Home Program: Race to Zero Student Design Competition http:energy.goveeresuccess-storiesarticleszero-energy-ready-home-progra...

492

REDUCING ENERGY USE IN FLORIDA BUILDINGS  

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The 2007 Florida Building Code (ICC, 2008) requires building designers and architects to achieve a minimum energy efficiency rating for commercial buildings located throughout Florida. Although the Florida Building Code is strict in the minimum...

Raustad, R.; Basarkar, M.; Vieira, R.

493

Optimization of a Solar Chimney Design to Enhance Natural Ventilation in a Multi-Storey Office Building  

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Natural ventilation of buildings can be achieved with solar-driven , buoyancy-induced airflow through a solar chimney channel. Research on solar chimneys has covered a wide range of topics, yet study of the integration in multi-storey buildings has...

Gontikaki, M.; Trcka, M.; Hensen, J.; Hoes, P. J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EA-1926: Energy Efficiency Design Standards for New Federal Low-Rise Residential Buildings (RIN# 1904-AC61)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This EA will evaluate the potential environmental impacts of implementing the provisions in the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA) that require DOE to update the baseline Federal energy efficiency performance standards for the construction of new Federal buildings, including low-rise residential buildings.

495

A Test Facility for MEIC ERL Circulator Ring Based Electron Cooler Design  

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An electron cooling facility which is capable to deliver a beam with energy up to 55 MeV and average current up to 1.5 A at a high bunch repetition rate up to 750 MHz is required for MEIC. The present cooler design concept is based on a magnetized photo-cathode SRF gun, an SRF ERL and a compact circulator ring. In this paper, we present a proposal of a test facility utilizing the JLab FEL ERL for a technology demonstration of this cooler design concept. Beam studies will be performed and supporting technologies will also be developed in this test facility.

Zhang, Yuhong [JLAB; Derbenev, Yaroslav S. [JLAB; Douglas, David R. [JLAB; Hutton, Andrew M. [JLAB; Krafft, Geoffrey A. [JLAB; Nissen, Edward W. [JLAB

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and testing of a combustion-heated nineteen-converter SAVTEC array  

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The SAVTEC (Self-Adjusting Versatile Thermionic Energy Converter) is a new design approach for achieving very close (<12..mu..) interelectrode spacing in a thermionic converter. Techniques were developed for fabricating an array of nineteen SAVTEC converters. The array was incorporated in an SiC protective ''hot shell'' which also served as a radiant heat source for the emitter of each converter. The completed assembly was tested with a specially constructed combustion heat source. Electric output was generated by sixteen of the nineteen converters, despite poor thermal contact in a cooling block, which resulted in high collector temperatures. Details of the array design and test results are described.

Nyren, T.; Fitzpatrick, G.O.; Korringa, M.; McVey, J.; Sahines, T.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Design Construction and Test Results of a HTS Solenoid for Energy Recovery Linac  

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DESIGN CONSTRUCTION AND TEST RESULTS OF A HTS SOLENOID DESIGN CONSTRUCTION AND TEST RESULTS OF A HTS SOLENOID FOR ENERGY RECOVERY LINAC* R. Gupta # , M. Anerella, I. Ben-Zvi, G. Ganetis, D. Kayran, G. McIntyre, J. Muratore, S. Plate and W. Sampson, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, 11973 USA and M. Cole and D. Holmes, Advanced Energy Systems, Inc., Medord, NY, 11763 USA Abstract An innovative feature of the proposed Energy Recovery Linac (ERL) is the use of a solenoid made with High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) with the Superconducting RF cavity. The use of HTS allows solenoid to be placed in close proximity to the cavity and thus provides early focusing of the electron beam. In addition, cryogenic testing at ~77 K is simpler and cheaper than 4 K testing. This paper will present the

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DESIGN, FABRICATION, AND TESTING OF AN ADVANCED, NON-POLLUTING TURBINE DRIVE GAS GENERATOR  

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The objective of this report period was to continue the development of the Gas Generator design, fabrication and test of the non-polluting unique power turbine drive Gas Generator. Focus during this past report period has been to continue completion the Gas Generator design, completing the brazing and bonding experiments to determine the best method and materials necessary to fabricate the Gas Generator hardware, continuing to making preparations for fabricating and testing this Gas Generator and commencing with the fabrication of the Gas Generator hardware and ancillary hardware. Designs have been completed sufficiently such that Long Lead Items [LLI] have been ordered and upon arrival will be readied for the fabrication process. The keys to this design are the platelet construction of the injectors that precisely measures/meters the flow of the propellants and water all throughout the steam generating process and the CES patented gas generating cycle. The Igniter Assembly injector platelets fabrication process has been completed and bonded to the Igniter Assembly and final machined. The Igniter Assembly is in final assembly and is being readied for testing in the October 2001 time frame. Test Plan dated August 2001, was revised and finalized, replacing Test Plan dated May 2001.

Unknown

2002-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Detailed design, fabrication and testing of an engineering prototype compensated pulsed alternator. Final report  

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The design, fabrication, and test results of a prototype compensated pulsed alternator are discussed. The prototype compulsator is a vertical shaft single phase alternator with a rotating armature and salient pole stator. The machine is designed for low rep rate pulsed duty and is sized to drive a modified 10 cm Beta amplifier. The load consists of sixteen 15 mm x 20 mm x 112 cm long xenon flashlamps connected in parallel. The prototype compulsator generates an open circuit voltage of 6 kV, 180 Hz, at a maximum design speed of 5400 rpm. At maximum speed, the inertial energy stored in the compulsator rotor is 3.4 megajoules.

Bird, W.L. Jr.; Woodson, H.H.

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Building Technologies Program  

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

Overview Overview September 2013 Buildings.energy.gov/BPD BuildingsPerformanceDatabase@ee.doe.gov 2 * The BPD statistically analyzes trends in the energy performance and physical & operational characteristics of real commercial and residential buildings. The Buildings Performance Database 3 Design Principles * The BPD contains actual data on existing buildings - not modeled data or anecdotal evidence. * The BPD enables statistical analysis without revealing information about individual buildings. * The BPD cleanses and validates data from many sources and translates it into a standard format. * In addition to the BPD's analysis tools, third parties will be able to create applications using the