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Title: Research and energy efficiency: Selected success stories

Research and energy efficiency: Selected success stories Energy use and energy technology play critical roles in the U.S. economy and modern society. The Department of Energy (DOE) conducts civilian energy research and development (R&D) programs for the purpose of identifying promising technologies that promote energy security, energy efficiency, and renewable energy use. DOE-sponsored research ranges from basic investigation of phenomena all the way through development of applied technology in partnership with industry. DOE`s research programs are conducted in support of national strategic energy objectives, however austere financial times have dictated that R&D programs be measured in terms of cost vs. benefit. In some cases it is difficult to measure the return on investment for the basic {open_quotes}curiosity-driven{close_quotes} research, however many applied technology development programs have resulted in measurable commercial successes. The DOE has published summaries of their most successful applied technology energy R&D programs. In this paper, we will discuss five examples from the Building Technologies area of the DOE Energy Efficiency program. Each story will describe the technology, discuss the level of federal funding, and discuss the returns in terms of energy savings, cost savings, or national economic impacts.
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OSTI Identifier:539835
Report Number(s):CONF-970684--5
ON: DE97008489; TRN: 97:005520
DOE Contract Number:AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:Conference
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Resource Relation:Conference: 1997 national convention of Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Albuquerque, NM (United States), 24 Jun 1997; Other Information: PBD: 26 Jun 1997
Research Org:Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; US DOE; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; USA; ENERGY MANAGEMENT; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; ENERGY; SUPPLY AND DEMAND