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  1. Automated Auditing Tool for Retrofit Building Projects

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    Parker, Andrew

    2011-06-23

    Building energy auditors regularly use notepads, physical forms, or simple spreadsheets to inventory energy consuming devices in buildings and audit overall performance. Mobile computing devices such as smart phones or tablet computers with camera inputs may be used to automatically capture relevant information and format audit input in a way that streamlines work flows and reduces the likelihood of error. As an example. an auditor could walk through a space holding a mobile device, which automatically identifies and appliances, windows, etc. This information would automatically be added to a mobile database associated with the building for later integration with a larger building audit database. The user experience would require little or no manual input, and could integrate with tools to automate used to automate data collection for building energy modeling.

  2. Automated Auditing Tool for Retrofit Building Projects

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

    2011-06-23

    Building energy auditors regularly use notepads, physical forms, or simple spreadsheets to inventory energy consuming devices in buildings and audit overall performance. Mobile computing devices such as smart phones or tablet computers with camera inputs may be used to automatically capture relevant information and format audit input in a way that streamlines work flows and reduces the likelihood of error. As an example. an auditor could walk through a space holding a mobile device, whichmore » automatically identifies and appliances, windows, etc. This information would automatically be added to a mobile database associated with the building for later integration with a larger building audit database. The user experience would require little or no manual input, and could integrate with tools to automate used to automate data collection for building energy modeling.« less

  3. Sault Tribe Building Efficiency Energy Audits

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    Holt, Jeffrey W.

    2013-09-26

    The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is working to reduce energy consumption and expense in Tribally-owned governmental buildings. The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will conduct energy audits of nine Tribally-owned governmental buildings in three counties in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to provide a basis for evaluating and selecting the technical and economic viability of energy efficiency improvement options. The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will follow established Tribal procurement policies and procedures to secure the services of a qualified provider to conduct energy audits of nine designated buildings. The contracted provider will be required to provide a progress schedule to the Tribe prior to commencing the project and submit an updated schedule with their monthly billings. Findings and analysis reports will be required for buildings as completed, and a complete Energy Audit Summary Report will be required to be submitted with the provider?s final billing. Conducting energy audits of the nine governmental buildings will disclose building inefficiencies to prioritize and address, resulting in reduced energy consumption and expense. These savings will allow Tribal resources to be reallocated to direct services, which will benefit Tribal members and families.

  4. 4.5 Audit Requirements

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    the Federal Audit Clearinghouse (http:harvester.census.govsac) via the Internet and Standard Form SAC (SF-SAC) "Data Collection Form for Reporting on Audits of States, ...

  5. Residential Building Audits and Retrofits | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    This presentation covers local, regional, and national efforts to promote energy efficiency in residential buildings, programmatic elements of residential building audit and ...

  6. BuildingSync® Schema for Energy Audit Data | Buildings | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    BuildingSync® Schema for Energy Audit Data BuildingSync® is a standardized language for commercial building energy audit data that software developers can use to exchange data between audit tools. For information on BuildingSync, please visit https://buildingsync.net

  7. Final Technical Report. Training in Building Audit Technologies

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    Brosemer, Kathleen

    2015-03-27

    In 2011, the Tribe proposed and was awarded the Training in Building Audit Technologies grant from the DOE in the amount of $55,748 to contract for training programs for infrared cameras, blower door technology applications and building systems. The coursework consisted of; Infrared Camera Training: Level I - Thermal Imaging for Energy Audits; Blower Door Analysis and Building-As-A-System Training, Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst; Building Envelope Training, Building Performance Institute (BPI) Envelope Professional; and Audit/JobFLEX Tablet Software. Competitive procurement of the training contractor resulted in lower costs, allowing the Tribe to request and receive DOE approval to additionally purchase energy audit equipment and contract for residential energy audits of 25 low-income Tribal Housing units. Sault Tribe personnel received field training to supplement the classroom instruction on proper use of the energy audit equipment. Field experience was provided through the second DOE energy audits grant, allowing Sault Tribe personnel to join the contractor, Building Science Academy, in conducting 25 residential energy audits of low-income Tribal Housing units.

  8. Audit Requirements for For-Profit Recipients | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Audit Requirements for For-Profit Recipients Audit Requirements for For-Profit Recipients In association with the Office of Risk management, we are issuing guidance implementing the requirements of 10 CFR 600.316 which contains audit requirements for for-profit recipients of financial assistance awards (prime awards) and sub-awards. PF2011-07 Audit Requirements for For-Profit Recipients (70.94 KB) More Documents & Publications Updated Reporting Requirement Checklists and Research Performance

  9. Sault Ste. Mari Tribe of Chippewa Indians - Building Audit Training and Energy Audits

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Governmental Building Energy Audits & Training in Building Energy Audit Technologies November 13 - 16, 2012 Summary of Sault Tribe Federally Recognized in 1972 Approximately 40,000 Tribal Members 7-County Tribal Service Area n Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan n Approximately 1,600 Acres Held in Trust n Upper Peninsula - 16,452 Square Miles n Tribal Service Area - 8,573 Square Miles k eLa Project Objectives Governmental Building Energy

  10. Audit Services Requirements Discussed In Guide Chapter 42.101...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Services Requirements Discussed In Guide Chapter 42.101- By Contract Types (Contract types ... contracts) See the audit services requirements above for fixed-price ...

  11. Green Building Requirement

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The new standards are phased in over the course of several years with publicly-owned buildings being the first required to comply. All new construction and substantial improvements of non...

  12. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians: Governmental Building Energy Audits and Training in Building Energy Audit Technologies

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Chippewa Indians Governmental Building Energy Audits & Training in Building Energy Audit Technologies March 24 - 27, 2014 2 Summary of Tribe L a k e H u r o n L a k e S u p e r i o r L a k e M i c h i g a n 7 County Service Area Treaty of 1836 Ceded Territory County Boundary Sault Tribe Land Holdings  Federally Recognized in 1972  Approximately 40,000 Tribal Members  7 - County Tribal Service Area: * Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan * Approximately 1,600 Acres Held in Trust *

  13. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians: Governmental Building and Energy Audits and Training in Building Energy Audit Technologies

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Indians Governmental Building Energy Audits & Training in Building Energy Audit Technologies November 14 - 18, 2011 Summary of Sault Tribe Federally Recognized in 1972 Approximately 40,000 Tribal Members 7-County Tribal Service Area n Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan n Approximately 1,600 Acres Held in Trust n Upper Peninsula - 16,452 Square Miles n Tribal Service Area - 8,573 Square Miles L a k e H u r o n L a k e S u p e r i o r L a k e M i c h i g a n 7 County Service Area Treaty of

  14. Building Energy Audit Report for Pearl Harbor, HI

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    Brown, Daryl R.; Chvala, William D.; De La Rosa, Marcus I.; Dixon, Douglas R.

    2010-09-30

    A building energy audit was performed by a team of engineers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) under contract to the Department of Energy/Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). The effort used the Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) model to determine how energy is consumed at selected Pearl Harbor buildings, identify cost-effective energy retrofit measures, and calculate the potential energy and cost savings. This report documents the findings of that assessment.

  15. National Energy Audit Tool for Multifamily Buildings Development Plan

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    Malhotra, Mini; MacDonald, Michael; Accawi, Gina K; New, Joshua Ryan; Im, Piljae

    2012-03-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) enables low-income families to reduce their energy costs by providing funds to make their homes more energy efficient. In addition, the program funds Weatherization Training and Technical Assistance (T and TA) activities to support a range of program operations. These activities include measuring and documenting performance, monitoring programs, promoting advanced techniques and collaborations to further improve program effectiveness, and training, including developing tools and information resources. The T and TA plan outlines the tasks, activities, and milestones to support the weatherization network with the program implementation ramp up efforts. Weatherization of multifamily buildings has been recognized as an effective way to ramp up weatherization efforts. To support this effort, the 2009 National Weatherization T and TA plan includes the task of expanding the functionality of the Weatherization Assistant, a DOE-sponsored family of energy audit computer programs, to perform audits for large and small multifamily buildings This report describes the planning effort for a new multifamily energy audit tool for DOE's WAP. The functionality of the Weatherization Assistant is being expanded to also perform energy audits of small multifamily and large multifamily buildings. The process covers an assessment of needs that includes input from national experts during two national Web conferences. The assessment of needs is then translated into capability and performance descriptions for the proposed new multifamily energy audit, with some description of what might or should be provided in the new tool. The assessment of needs is combined with our best judgment to lay out a strategy for development of the multifamily tool that proceeds in stages, with features of an initial tool (version 1) and a more capable version 2 handled with currently available resources. Additional development in the

  16. Chapter 42.101: Audit Requirements for Non-Management and Operating

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Contracts | Department of Energy 2.101: Audit Requirements for Non-Management and Operating Contracts Chapter 42.101: Audit Requirements for Non-Management and Operating Contracts Acquisition Guide Chapter 42.101: Audit Requirements for Non-Management and Operating Contracts Chapter 42.101: Audit Requirements for Non-Management and Operating Contracts (92.78 KB) More Documents & Publications ACQUISITION GUIDE CHAPTER 42.101: AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTS

  17. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians- 2011 Building Energy Efficiency Audit Project

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The Sault Tribe will conduct energy audits of tribally owned governmental buildings located across three counties in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

  18. Green Building Certification Systems Requirement for New Federal Buildings

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings Final Rule | Department of Energy Green Building Certification Systems Requirement for New Federal Buildings and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings Final Rule Green Building Certification Systems Requirement for New Federal Buildings and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings Final Rule Document details the Green Building Certification Systems Requirement for New Federal Buildings and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings' Final Rule for 10 CFR

  19. Final Technical Report. Sault Tribe Building Efficiency Audits of Tribally-Owned Governmental Buildings and Residential Tribal Housing

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    Holt, Jeffrey W.

    2015-03-27

    The Tribe is working to reduce energy consumption and expense in Tribally-owned governmental buildings and low income housing sites. In 2009, the Tribe applied to the U. S. Department of Energy for funding to conduct energy audits of Tribally-owned governmental buildings. Findings from the energy audits would define the extent and types of energy efficiency improvements needed, establish a basis for energy priorities, strategies and action plans, and provide a benchmark for measuring improvements from energy efficiency implementations. In 2010, the DOE awarded a grant in the amount of $95,238 to the Tribe to fund the energy audits of nine governmental buildings and to pay for travel expenses associated with attendance and participation at the DOE annual program reviews. In 2011, the Tribe applied for and was awarded a DOE grant in the amount of $75,509 to conduct energy audits of the remaining 30 Tribally-owned governmental buildings. Repeating mobilization steps performed during the first DOE energy audits grant, the Tribe initiated the second round of governmental building energy audits by completing energy auditor procurement. The selected energy auditor successfully passed DOE debarment and Sault Tribe background clearances. The energy audits contract was awarded to U. P. Engineers and Architects, Inc. of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The Tribe continued mobilizing for the energy audits by providing the energy auditor with one year of electric, gas and water utility invoice copies per building, as well as supplemental building information, such as operating hours. The Tribe also contacted building occupants to coordinate scheduling for the on-site energy audit inspections and arranged for facilities management personnel to guide the energy auditor through the buildings and answer questions regarding building systems.

  20. CHART SUPPLEMENT TO ACQUISTION GUIDE CHAPTER 42.101, AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    NON-MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTS | Department of Energy CHART SUPPLEMENT TO ACQUISTION GUIDE CHAPTER 42.101, AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTS CHART SUPPLEMENT TO ACQUISTION GUIDE CHAPTER 42.101, AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTS The attached chart supplements the guidance in Acquisition Guide Chapter 42.101, Audit Requirements for Non-Management and Operating Contracts. The chart presents the audit services requirements discussed

  1. Audits and Inspections - DOE Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Manual Audit Manual 2014 Office of Inspector General Audit Manual Audit Manual (1.59 MB) More Documents & Publications Audit Peer Review 2009 Audit Report: OAS-L-04-13 Audit Report: OAS-L-04-04

    09 Audit Peer Review 2009 September 30, 2009 Subject: Department of Energy, Peer Review for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2009 Reviewer: Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General Department of Energy Peer Review for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2009 (61.13 KB)

  2. Audit of staffing requirements at the Westinghouse Savannah River Company

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    Not Available

    1994-01-25

    The Westinghouse Savannah River Company operates the Savannah River Site for the US Department of Energy (Department) under a cost-plus-award-fee contract. Department policies require contractors to ensure a high level of performance in operating Department facilities by establishing operating standards, assessing performance against such standards, and holding contractor employees accountable for their performance. The purpose of the audit was to review Westinghouse`s policies and practices for determining staffing requirements. Since assuming responsibility for the Savannah River Site in 1989, Westinghouse increased its staffing by over 4,000 employees. The Department had undertaken some actions to reduce the number of contractor employees at the Savannah River Site. Our audit showed that the use of industry and federal performance work standards in its construction and management activities could enable Westinghouse to further reduce its staff by over 1,800 employees. The potential savings in salaries and benefits associated with such action could be about $399 million over a 5-year period. Additional staffing reductions could be attained through the use of engineered time standards in the maintenance and fabrication shops. In addition, Westinghouse significantly understated, in periodic reports to the Department, the personnel resources applied to accomplish contract requirements. Of course, the actual staffing reductions realized would be largely determined by the manner in which the work standards are implemented and the levels of proficiency attained by the workforce.

  3. ASEAN-USAID Buildings Energy Conservation Project. Final report, Volume 3: Audits

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    Loewen, J.M.; Levine, M.D.; Busch, J.F.

    1992-06-01

    The auditing subproject of the ASEAN-USAID Buildings Energy Conservation Project has generated a great deal of auditing activity throughout the ASEAN region. Basic building characterisfic and energy consumption data were gathered for over 200 buildings and are presented in this volume. A large number of buildings were given more detailed audits and were modeled with either the ASEAM-2 computer program or the more complex DOE-2 program. These models were used to calculate the savings to be generated by conservabon measures. Specially audits were also conducted, including lighting and thermal comfort surveys. Many researchers in the ASEAN region were trained to perform energy audits in a series of training courses and seminars. The electricity intensifies of various types of ASEAN buildings have been calculated. A comparison to the electricity intensity of the US building stock tentatively concludes that ASEAN office buildings are comparable, first class hotels and retail stores are more ewctricity intensive than their US counterparts, and hospitals are less intensive. Philippine and Singapore lighting surveys indicate that illuminance levels in offices tend to be below the minimum accepted standard. Computer simulations of the energy use in various building types generally agree that for most ASEAN buildings, electricity consumption for air-conditioning (including fan power) consumes approximately 60% of total building electricity. A review of the many studies made during the Project to calculate the savings from energy conservation opportunities (ECOS) shows a median potential savings of approximately 10%, with some buildings saving as much as 50%. Singapore buildings, apparently as a result of previously implemented efficient energy-use practices, shows a lower potential for savings than the other ASEAN nations. Air-conditioning ECOs hold the greatest potential for savings.

  4. 4.5.2 Audit Requirements for For-Profit Organizations

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    .2 Audit Requirements for For-Profit Organizations (a) General. All For-Profit Organizations that expend over $500,000 in Federal funds for a CFDA in any year are required to have an audit conducted in accordance with paragraph (b) of 10 CFR 600.316. This requirement flows down to For-Profit subrecipients that meet the dollar threshold. An independent auditor shall perform the audit in accordance with the Government Auditing Standards and must: 1) gain an understanding of internal control

  5. Building America Retrofit Participation Requirements and Release

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This form is for Building America team members and homeowners to complete verifying health and safety requirements have been met.

  6. ACQUISITION GUIDE CHAPTER 42.101: AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-MANAGEMENT AND

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    OPERATING CONTRACTS | Department of Energy ACQUISITION GUIDE CHAPTER 42.101: AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTS ACQUISITION GUIDE CHAPTER 42.101: AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTS A new chapter (42.101) has been added to the Acquisition Guide. It addresses how the Contracting Officer should view the vital, sometimes required by regulation, sometimes required by Department policy, and sometimes dictated by prudence, role of auditors in:

  7. New York City- Green Building Requirements for Municipal Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    A series of additional laws enacted in 2009 make further requirements for publicly- and privately-owned existing buildings. Click here to view a summary of what these laws require.

  8. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians - Governmental Building Energy Audits

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Indians Governmental Building Energy Audits November 19, 2009 Summary of Sault Tribe Federally Recognized in 1972 Approximately 40,000 Tribal Members 7-County Tribal Service Area  Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan  Approximately 1,600 Acres Held in Trust L a k e H u r o n L a k e S u p e r i o r L a k e M i c h i g a n 7 County Service Area Treaty of 1836 Ceded Territory County Boundary Sault Tribe Land Holdings Project Overview Conduct Energy Audits  20 Tribally-Owned Governmental

  9. Salt Lake City- High Performance Buildings Requirement

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Salt Lake City's mayor issued an executive order in July 2005 requiring that all public buildings owned and controlled by the city be built or renovated to meet the requirements of LEED "silver"...

  10. Building Energy Audit Report, for Hickam AFB, HI

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    Chvala, William D.; De La Rosa, Marcus I.; Brown, Daryl R.; Dixon, Douglas R.

    2010-09-30

    A building energy assessment was performed by a team of engineers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) under contract to the Department of Energy/Federal Energy Management program (FEMP). The effort used the Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) model to determine how energy is consumed at Hickam AFB, identify the most cost-effective energy retrofit measures, and calculate the potential energy and cost savings. This documents reports the results of that assessment.

  11. Guam- Solar-Ready Residential Building Requirement

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Guam Energy Code, which became effective in October of 2000, requires that piping stub outs be provided for water heaters installed in low-rise residential buildings to enable the future inst...

  12. San Bernardino County- Green Building Requirement

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In August 2007, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved a policy requiring that all new county buildings and major renovations be built to LEED Silver standards. The decision was...

  13. Green Building Certification Systems Requirement for New Federal...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Green Building Certification Systems Requirement for New Federal Buildings and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings Final Rule Fossil Fuel-Generated Energy Consumption Reduction ...

  14. Green Building Certification Systems Requirement for New Federal...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Green Building Certification Systems Requirement for New Federal Buildings and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings OIRA Comparison Document Fossil Fuel-Generated Energy ...

  15. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Governmental Building Energy Audits

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Governmental Building Energy Audits October 27, 2010 Summary of Sault Tribe Federally Recognized in 1972 Approximately 40,000 Tribal Members 7-County Tribal Service Area  Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan  Approximately 1,600 Acres Held in Trust  Upper Peninsula - 16,452 Square Miles  Tribal Service Area - 8,573 Square Miles L a k e H u r o n L a k e S u p e r i o r L a k e M i c h i g a n 7 County Service Area Treaty of 1836 Ceded

  16. Mobile Building Energy Audit and Modeling Tools: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-11-00441

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    Brackney, L.

    2013-04-01

    Broadly accessible, low cost, accurate, and easy-to-use energy auditing tools remain out of reach for managers of the aging U.S. building population (over 80% of U.S. commercial buildings are more than 10 years old*). concept3D and NREL's commercial buildings group will work to translate and extend NREL's existing spreadsheet-based energy auditing tool for a browser-friendly and mobile-computing platform. NREL will also work with concept3D to further develop a prototype geometry capture and materials inference tool operable on a smart phone/pad platform. These tools will be developed to interoperate with NREL's Building Component Library and OpenStudio energy modeling platforms, and will be marketed by concept3D to commercial developers, academic institutions and governmental agencies. concept3D is NREL's lead developer and subcontractor of the Building Component Library.

  17. City of Chandler- Green Building Requirement for City Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Additionally, all renovations and all new non-occupied buildings and all new occupied buildings smaller than 5,000 square feet must include as many green building principles as are feasible. The...

  18. Transcript of See Action and Technical Assistance Program Webcast: Energy Audit and Retro-Commissioning Policies for Public and Commercial Buildings

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    U.S. Department of Energy Office (DOE) of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) transcript of See Action and Technical Assistance Program Webcast: Energy Audit and Retro-Commissioning Policies for Public and Commercial Buildings.

  19. Green Building Certification Systems Requirement for New Federal Buildings and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings OIRA Comparison Document

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Document details the Green Building Certification Systems Requirement for New Federal Buildings and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings' OIRA Comparison Document for 10 CFR Parts 433, 435 and 436.

  20. Fort Collins- Green Building Requirement for City-Owned Buildings

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    To control the construction and design costs associated with new buildings meeting this standard, the goal of Gold can be reduced to Silver for projects where the payback period for earning Gold...

  1. City of Greensburg- Green Building Requirement for New Municipal Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    As of 2014, Greensburg is home to the most LEED buildings per capita in the U.S. Other notable clean energy achievements include 100% of the electricity used in the City of Greensburg is renewabl...

  2. City of Los Angeles- Green Building Retrofit Requirement

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    In April 2009, Los Angeles enacted Ordinance 180636, known as the Green Building Retrofit Ordinance. This ordinance was later amended by Ordinance 182259. The law requires all city-owned buildings...

  3. City of Chamblee- LEED Requirement for Public and Commercial Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Chamblee is the first city in the State of Georgia to mandate LEED certification for private development. In addition to public buildings, this requirement applies to commercial buildings, office...

  4. Town of Chapel Hill- Energy Conservation Requirements for Town Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Town of Chapel Hill’s energy-conservation ordinance requires all new or expanded buildings constructed by and for the town to achieve a Silver level certification in the U.S. Green Building...

  5. WPN 03-6: Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA) Software Upgrade Availability and Licensing Requirements

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    To provide states instructions for obtaining the Weatherization Assistance Program's upgraded audit software package for manufactured/mobile homes.

  6. City of Frisco- Residential and Commercial Green Building Requirements

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In October 2013, existing green building codes were repealed and the 2012 International Residential Code with amendments was adopted. Among the amendments were energy efficiency requirements appr...

  7. Sustainability in Existing Federal Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    For meeting federal sustainability requirements, agencies can use evaluation methods, such as benchmarking and energy audits, and planning to make existing buildings energy efficient. Agencies can follow these steps to comply with energy reduction requirements.

  8. Building Technologies Office Overview

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... energy-related information throughout building lifecycle 14 Tracks actual building energy usage Transmit Harmonize Compare HPMXL Residential Audit BUILDINGSYNC Commercial Audit ...

  9. Energy Audit and Retro-Commissioning Policies for Public and...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Audit and Retro-Commissioning Policies for Public and Commercial Buildings Energy Audit and Retro-Commissioning Policies for Public and Commercial Buildings Retro-Commissioning...

  10. AUDIT REPORT

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 Consolidated Financial Statements OAI-FS-16-01 November 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 November 16, 2015 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Rickey R. Hass Acting Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report: "Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 2015 Consolidated Financial Statements" Pursuant to requirements established by the Government Management Reform Act of 1994, the

  11. Marin County - Green Building Requirements | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    comply with the prerequisite requirements of LEED New Construction or LEED Core and Shell. Building projects between 5,000 and 49,999 square feet must be certified at the...

  12. New York City- Energy Conservation Requirements for Existing Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Council Bill No. 564-A (Local Law 85 of 2009): Requires that renovations of existing buildings meet minimum energy conservation standards. The result of this law is essentially a city energy code ...

  13. I. GENERAL AUDIT PROGRAM A. PURPOSE AND APPLICABILITY

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    program compliance audits. As such, this Audit Program and all compliance supplements ... However, DDOE is not requiring an audit of financial statements solely to address the ...

  14. DOE Audit Guidance for For-Profit Financial Assistance Awards...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    I) April 2012 1 I. GENERAL AUDIT PROGRAM A. PURPOSE AND APPLICABILITY The following General Audit Program provides requirements and guidance for independent audit organizations in ...

  15. Energy Audit and Retro-Commissioning Policies for Public and Commercial Buildings

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Technical Assistance Program and SEE Action hosted this webinar on August 30, 2012, on retro-commissioning for energy efficiency in commercial buildings.

  16. Demand Shifting With Thermal Mass in Large Commercial Buildings:Field Tests, Simulation and Audits

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    Xu, Peng; Haves, Philip; Piette, Mary Ann; Zagreus, Leah

    2005-09-01

    The principle of pre-cooling and demand limiting is to pre-cool buildings at night or in the morning during off-peak hours, storing cooling in the building thermal mass and thereby reducing cooling loads and reducing or shedding related electrical demand during the peak periods. Cost savings are achieved by reducing on-peak energy and demand charges. The potential for utilizing building thermal mass for load shifting and peak demand reduction has been demonstrated in a number of simulation, laboratory, and field studies (Braun 1990, Ruud et al. 1990, Conniff 1991, Andresen and Brandemuehl 1992, Mahajan et al. 1993, Morris et al. 1994, Keeney and Braun 1997, Becker and Paciuk 2002, Xu et al. 2003). This technology appears to have significant potential for demand reduction if applied within an overall demand response program. The primary goal associated with this research is to develop information and tools necessary to assess the viability of and, where appropriate, implement demand response programs involving building thermal mass in buildings throughout California. The project involves evaluating the technology readiness, overall demand reduction potential, and customer acceptance for different classes of buildings. This information can be used along with estimates of the impact of the strategies on energy use to design appropriate incentives for customers.

  17. Integrating Renewable Energy Requirements Into Building Energy Codes

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    Kaufmann, John R.; Hand, James R.; Halverson, Mark A.

    2011-07-01

    This report evaluates how and when to best integrate renewable energy requirements into building energy codes. The basic goals were to: (1) provide a rough guide of where we’re going and how to get there; (2) identify key issues that need to be considered, including a discussion of various options with pros and cons, to help inform code deliberations; and (3) to help foster alignment among energy code-development organizations. The authors researched current approaches nationally and internationally, conducted a survey of key stakeholders to solicit input on various approaches, and evaluated the key issues related to integration of renewable energy requirements and various options to address those issues. The report concludes with recommendations and a plan to engage stakeholders. This report does not evaluate whether the use of renewable energy should be required on buildings; that question involves a political decision that is beyond the scope of this report.

  18. Audit Report: IG-0435 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    require management attention. Audit Report: IG-0435 (67.25 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: OAS-L-08-14 Audit Report: IG-0437 FAQS Reference Guide - Aviation Manager

  19. Audits Made Simple

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    Belangia, David Warren

    2015-04-09

    A company just got notified there is a big external audit coming in 3 months. Getting ready for an audit can be challenging, scary, and full of surprises. This Gold Paper describes a typical audit from notification of the intent to audit through disposition of the final report including Best Practices, Opportunities for Improvement (OFI), and issues that must be fixed. Good preparation can improve the chances of success. Ensuring the auditors understand the environment and requirements is paramount to success. It helps the auditors understand that the enterprise really does think that security is important. Understanding and following a structured process ensures a smooth audit process. Ensuring follow-up on OFIs and issues in a structured fashion will also make the next audit easier. It is important to keep in mind that the auditors will use the previous report as a starting point. Now the only worry is the actual audit and subsequent report and how well the company has done.

  20. Oneida Tribe Energy Audits

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    Olson, Ray; Schubert, Eugene

    2014-08-15

    Project funding energy audits of 44 Tribally owned buildings operated by the Oneida Tribe of Indians of WI. Buildings were selected for their size, age, or known energy concerns and total over 1 million square feet. Audits include feasibility studies, lists of energy improvement opportunities, and a strategic energy plan to address cost effective ways to save energy via energy efficiency upgrades over the short and long term.

  1. Spent Nuclear Fuel Project Canister Storage Building Functions and Requirements

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    KLEM, M.J.

    2000-10-18

    In 1998, a major change in the technical strategy for managing Multi Canister Overpacks (MCO) while stored within the Canister Storage Building (CSB) occurred. The technical strategy is documented in Baseline Change Request (BCR) No. SNF-98-006, Simplified SNF Project Baseline (MCO Sealing) (FDH 1998). This BCR deleted the hot conditioning process initially adopted for the Spent Nuclear Fuel Project (SNF Project) as documented in WHC-SD-SNF-SP-005, Integrated Process Strategy for K Basins Spent Nuclear Fuel (WHC 199.5). In summary, MCOs containing Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) from K Basins would be placed in interim storage following processing through the Cold Vacuum Drying (CVD) facility. With this change, the needs for the Hot Conditioning System (HCS) and inerting/pressure retaining capabilities of the CSB storage tubes and the MCO Handling Machine (MHM) were eliminated. Mechanical seals will be used on the MCOs prior to transport to the CSB. Covers will be welded on the MCOs for the final seal at the CSB. Approval of BCR No. SNF-98-006, imposed the need to review and update the CSB functions and requirements baseline documented herein including changing the document title to ''Spent Nuclear Fuel Project Canister Storage Building Functions and Requirements.'' This revision aligns the functions and requirements baseline with the CSB Simplified SNF Project Baseline (MCO Sealing). This document represents the Canister Storage Building (CSB) Subproject technical baseline. It establishes the functions and requirements baseline for the implementation of the CSB Subproject. The document is organized in eight sections. Sections 1.0 Introduction and 2.0 Overview provide brief introductions to the document and the CSB Subproject. Sections 3.0 Functions, 4.0 Requirements, 5.0 Architecture, and 6.0 Interfaces provide the data described by their titles. Section 7.0 Glossary lists the acronyms and defines the terms used in this document. Section 8.0 References lists the

  2. Renewable Energy Requirements for Future Building Codes: Options for Compliance

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    Dillon, Heather E.; Antonopoulos, Chrissi A.; Solana, Amy E.; Russo, Bryan J.

    2011-09-30

    As the model energy codes are improved to reach efficiency levels 50 percent greater than current codes, use of on-site renewable energy generation is likely to become a code requirement. This requirement will be needed because traditional mechanisms for code improvement, including envelope, mechanical and lighting, have been pressed to the end of reasonable limits. Research has been conducted to determine the mechanism for implementing this requirement (Kaufman 2011). Kaufmann et al. determined that the most appropriate way to structure an on-site renewable requirement for commercial buildings is to define the requirement in terms of an installed power density per unit of roof area. This provides a mechanism that is suitable for the installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems on future buildings to offset electricity and reduce the total building energy load. Kaufmann et al. suggested that an appropriate maximum for the requirement in the commercial sector would be 4 W/ft{sup 2} of roof area or 0.5 W/ft{sup 2} of conditioned floor area. As with all code requirements, there must be an alternative compliance path for buildings that may not reasonably meet the renewables requirement. This might include conditions like shading (which makes rooftop PV arrays less effective), unusual architecture, undesirable roof pitch, unsuitable building orientation, or other issues. In the short term, alternative compliance paths including high performance mechanical equipment, dramatic envelope changes, or controls changes may be feasible. These options may be less expensive than many renewable systems, which will require careful balance of energy measures when setting the code requirement levels. As the stringency of the code continues to increase however, efficiency trade-offs will be maximized, requiring alternative compliance options to be focused solely on renewable electricity trade-offs or equivalent programs. One alternate compliance path includes purchase of Renewable Energy

  3. Better Building Alliance, Plug and Process Loads in Commercial Buildings: Capacity and Power Requirement Analysis (Brochure)

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    Not Available

    2014-09-01

    This brochure addresses gaps in actionable knowledge that can help reduce the plug load capacities designed into buildings. Prospective building occupants and real estate brokers lack accurate references for plug and process load (PPL) capacity requirements, so they often request 5-10 W/ft2 in their lease agreements. This brochure should be used to make these decisions so systems can operate more energy efficiently; upfront capital costs will also decrease. This information can also be used to drive changes in negotiations about PPL energy demands. It should enable brokers and tenants to agree about lower PPL capacities. Owner-occupied buildings will also benefit. Overestimating PPL capacity leads designers to oversize electrical infrastructure and cooling systems.

  4. Do it yourself lighting power survey: lighting power audit for use with the Massachusetts type watts per square foot method of calculating a building's lighting power budget

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    Not Available

    1980-06-01

    Advantages of the self-audit approach to energy conservation are presented. These are that it is cheaper to do it yourself; the employees become part of the corporate conservation effect; and no one knows the building and its needs better than the occupant. Steps described in the lighting survey procedure are: (1) divide the building into categories; (2) determine the total square footage for each category; (3) assign a power allowance for each category; (4) multiply the total square footage for each category by the respective power allowances; (5) add the budget sub-totals for each category to determine total building budget; and (6) walk through the building room-by-room and calculate the connected lighting load fixture-by-fixture. Some worksheets are provided. (MCW)

  5. Audit Memo Template

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    May 1, 2013 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ACTING SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: External Peer Review Report on the Office of Audits The Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States, prescribe that all audit organizations must have an external peer review performed by an independent organization once every 3years. Earlier this year, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) conducted the required peer

  6. Sandia National Laboratories Supplier Quality Requirements for Build to

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Supplier Quality Requirements for Build to Print Hardware Purchases Subject: First Release:SNL-5-2002, Issue A, 05/16/02 Revised this 18th day'ofNovember, 2004 as F-42(QP-28)04* . Revised By: 11)' I(.~ 't:t' AntOnIO J. ~ora, 14133 14133 Manager ~ c-. m I ~~ <.:-, lL 10252 Manager? \"\\_- - II - 2.3 - 0 'i ~e~7 1 025 8 Manager$::~ R (/.tff7 J Frank A. Villareal Approved By: * The revision of the document in effect at tlte tinre of award of Purchase Order of Subcontract unless otherwise

  7. AUDIT REPORT

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on the "Management and Oversight of ... Shortly after the audit began, Richland Operations Office officials stated that they had ...

  8. Saving money with energy conservation: an energy audit workbook for apartment buildings

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    Not Available

    1980-07-01

    Part 1 of this booklet lists 14 ideas with high potential for savings. Part 2 is a list of ideas intended for the apartment renter. Part 3 contains more ideas for management which require little or no initial investment and offer significant savings. Part 4 has even more ways to save but with some investment. Following these idea sections, Part 5 contains four forms to help manage an energy conservation program. Part 5 also has two examples to show how the dollar savings potential of the various ideas can be estimated. This workbook provides a do-it-yourself, fill-in-the blanks approach to an energy conservation program for apartments.

  9. National Energy Audit

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

    2001-12-30

    A user-friendly, advanced computer energy audit, the National Energy Audit (NEAT) has been developed by the Existing Buildings Research Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory''s (ORNL''s) Building Technology Center for the U.S. Department of Energy''s (DOE''s) Weatherization Assistance and Existing Buildings Program. The computer program is designed for use by State agencies and utilities to determine the most cost-effective retrofit measures for single-family homes to increase the energy efficiency and comfort level. NEAT7.1.3 contains minormore » changes and improvements in NEAT7.1.« less

  10. Building America Webinar: Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and Compartmentalization Requirements- Sean Maxwell

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation is included in the Building America webinar, Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and Compartmentalization Requirements, on September 24, 2014.

  11. simuwatt - A Tablet Based Electronic Auditing Tool

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    Macumber, Daniel; Parker, Andrew; Lisell, Lars; Metzger, Ian; Brown, Matthew

    2014-05-08

    'simuwatt Energy Auditor' (TM) is a new tablet-based electronic auditing tool that is designed to dramatically reduce the time and cost to perform investment-grade audits and improve quality and consistency. The tool uses the U.S. Department of Energy's OpenStudio modeling platform and integrated Building Component Library to automate modeling and analysis. simuwatt's software-guided workflow helps users gather required data, and provides the data in a standard electronic format that is automatically converted to a baseline OpenStudio model for energy analysis. The baseline energy model is calibrated against actual monthly energy use to ASHRAE Standard 14 guidelines. Energy conservation measures from the Building Component Library are then evaluated using OpenStudio's parametric analysis capability. Automated reporting creates audit documents that describe recommended packages of energy conservation measures. The development of this tool was partially funded by the U.S. Department of Defense's Environmental Security Technology Certification Program. As part of this program, the tool is being tested at 13 buildings on 5 Department of Defense sites across the United States. Results of the first simuwatt audit tool demonstration are presented in this paper.

  12. Audit Report: IG-0370 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    70 Audit Report: IG-0370 March 29, 1995 Audit of Staffing Requirements for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Audit Report: IG-0370 (166.67 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: INS-9502 LWZ-0026 - In the Matter of Boeing Petroleum Services, Inc. Audit Report: CR-FS-96

  13. I. GENERAL AUDIT PROGRAM A. PURPOSE AND APPLICABILITY

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    and subrecipients of federal financial assistance from the Department of Energy (DOE). Such compliance audits must be conducted in accordance with the requirements and guidance set forth in Statement on Auditing Standards No. 117, Compliance Audits (SAS 117) and generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS). See section C below for more detail. The audit procedures provided in this Audit Program are the minimum necessary for uniform and consistent audit coverage. Auditors conducting

  14. Audit Report: IG-0426 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 Audit Report: IG-0426 September 3, 1998 Disposal of Low-Level and Low-Level Mixed Waste The Department of Energy (Department) is faced with the legacy of thousands of contaminated areas and buildings and large volumes of "backlog" waste requiring disposal. Waste management and environmental restoration activities have become central to the Department's mission. One of the Department's priorities is to clean up former nuclear weapons sites and find more effective and timely methods

  15. 4.5.2 Audit Requirements for For-Profit Organizations

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    compliance requirements separate from general compliance supplement. Part IV contains Matrix of DOE's major CFDA programs along with specifics on the type of compliance...

  16. City of Bloomington - Green Building Requirements for Municipal...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    HVAC systems. The Green Buildings Program encourages certification beyond Silver (to Gold or Platinum) when possible. Furthermore, the ordinance establishes that the city's...

  17. City of Austin - Residential and Commercial Green Building Requirement...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Savings Category Solar Water Heat Solar Space Heat Solar Photovoltaics Wind (All) Biomass Geothermal Heat Pumps Daylighting Comprehensive MeasuresWhole Building Wind (Small)...

  18. National Energy Audit (NEAT) Users Manual Version 7

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Gettings, M.

    2001-05-10

    Welcome to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) energy auditing tool, called ''NEAT.'' NEAT, an acronym for National Energy Audit Tool, a program for personal computers that was designed for use by local agencies in the Weatherization Assistance Program. It is an approved alternative audit that meets all auditing requirements set forth by the Program. NEAT is easy to use. It applies engineering and economic calculations to evaluate energy conservation measures for single-family, detached houses or small multifamily buildings. You can use it to rank measures for each individual house, or to establish a priority list of conservation measures for nearly identical housing types. NEAT was written for the Weatherization Assistance Program by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Many building energy consumption algorithms are taken from Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's Computerized Instrumented Residential Audit (CIRA), published in 1982 for the Department of Energy. Equipment retrofit conservation measures are based on published reports on various heating retrofits. Heating and cooling system replacement conservation measures are based on the energy ratings of new heating and cooling equipment. The Weatherization Program anticipates that this computer-based energy audit will offer substantial performance improvements to many states who choose to incorporate it into their programs. When conservation measures are evaluated locally according to climate, fuel cost, measure cost, and existing house conditions, the Program will be closer to its goal of assuring the maximum return for every federal dollar spent.

  19. Audit Report: IG-0618 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    8 Audit Report: IG-0618 September 4, 2003 Savannah River Site's Waste Solidification Building The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) plans to...

  20. Audits & Inspections | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Audits & Inspections Audits & Inspections Audits & Inspections The Office of Audits and Inspections provides all internal and contracted audit activities, inspections, and reviews for Department programs and operations, including the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Office also performs all OIG intelligence oversight and reporting as required by Executive Order and statue. The Office works as an agent for

  1. Audit of the Quality Assurance Program for the Control and Use...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    QA001 Revision 0 Effective October 15, 2001 AUDIT OF THE QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM FOR THE ... TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 Audit Objectives 3 2.0 Audit Purpose 3 3.0 Audit Requirements 3 4.0 ...

  2. ETA-NQA001 - Audit of the Quality Assurance Program for the Control...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    NQA001 Revision 0 Effective October 15, 2001 AUDIT OF THE QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM FOR ... TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 Audit Objectives 3 2.0 Audit Purpose 3 3.0 Audit Requirements 3 4.0 ...

  3. ETA-HIQA01 - Audit of the Quality Assurance Program for the Control...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    HIQA01 Revision 0 Effective May 1, 2004 AUDIT OF THE QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM FOR THE ... TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 Audit Objectives 3 2.0 Audit Purpose 3 3.0 Audit Requirements 3 4.0 ...

  4. ETA-HQA01 - Audit of the Quality Assurance Program for the Control...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    HQA01 Revision 1 Effective November 1, 2004 AUDIT OF THE QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM FOR THE ... TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 Audit Objectives 3 2.0 Audit Purpose 3 3.0 Audit Requirements 3 4.0 ...

  5. DOE Audit Guidance for For-Profit Financial Assistance Awards...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Rather than repeat these compliance requirements, audit objectives, and suggested audit procedures for each program, they are provided once in this part. For each program in this ...

  6. Phase II Audit Report - Energy & Water Audits of LLNL Facilities

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    Horst, B I; Jacobs, P C; Pierce, S M

    2005-08-03

    This report describes Phase II of a project conducted for the Mechanical Utilities Division (UTel), Energy Management Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) by Architectural Energy Corporation (AEC). The overall project covers energy efficiency and water conservation auditing services for 215 modular and prefabricated buildings at LLNL. The primary goal of this project is to demonstrate compliance with DOE Order 430.2A, Contractor Requirements Document section 2.d (2) Document, to demonstrate annual progress of at least 10 percent toward completing energy and water audits of all facilities. Although this project covers numerous buildings, they are all similar in design and use. The approach employed for completing audits for these facilities involves a ''model-similar building'' approach. In the model-similar building approach, similarities between groups of buildings are established and quantified. A model (or test case) building is selected and analyzed for each model-similar group using a detailed DOE-2 simulation. The results are extended to the group of similar buildings based on careful application of quantified similarities, or ''extension measures''. This approach leverages the relatively minor effort required to evaluate one building in some detail to a much larger population of similar buildings. The facility wide energy savings potential was calculated for a select set of measures that have reasonable payback based on the detailed building analysis and are otherwise desirable to the LLNL facilities staff. The selected measures are: (1) HVAC Tune-up. This is considered to be a ''core measure'', based on the energy savings opportunity and the impact on thermal comfort. All HVAC units in the study are assumed to be tuned up under this measure. See the Appendix for a detailed calculation by building and HVAC unit. (2) HVAC system scheduling. This is also considered to be a ''core measure'', based on the energy savings opportunity and

  7. AUDIT REPORT

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 Financial Statement Audit OAI-FS-16-09 May 2016 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 May 6, 2016 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ADMINISTRATOR, WESTERN AREA POWER ADMINISTRATION FROM: Ricky R. Hass Acting Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report for the "Management Letter on the Western Federal Power System's Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Statement Audit" KPMG LLP (KPMG), our contract auditors,

  8. Microsoft Word - Transmittal of the Certification Audit Report for the Hanford TRU Program.doc

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    389:UFC 2300.00 Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office P. O. Box 3090 Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221 October 15, 2008 Mr. Steve Zappe, Project Leader Hazardous Waste Bureau New Mexico Environment Department 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-6303 Subject: Transmittal of the Certification Audit Report for the Hanford TRU Program Dear Mr. Zappe: Enclosed is the Hanford TRU Program Audit Report for the processes performed to characterize and certify waste as required

  9. For-Profit COmpliance Audit Information

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    FOR-PROFIT COMPLIANCE AUDIT INFORMATION (2 CFR 910.500) SUBJECT: Department of Energy (DOE) Compliance Audits for For-Profit Financial Assistance Recipients § 910.501 Audit requirements. (a) Audit required. A for-profit entity that expends $750,000 or more during the non-Federal entity's fiscal year in DOE awards must have a compliance audit conducted for that year in accordance with the provisions of this Part. (b) Compliance audit. (1) If a for-profit entity has one or more DOE awards with

  10. A Guide to Energy Audits

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    Baechler, Michael C.

    2011-09-01

    Energy audits are a powerful tool for uncovering operational and equipment improvements that will save energy, reduce energy costs, and lead to higher performance. Energy audits can be done as a stand-alone effort or as part of a larger analysis across a group of facilities, or across an owner's portfolio. The purpose of an energy audit (sometimes called an 'energy assessment' or 'energy study') is to determine where, when, why and how energy is used in a facility, and to identify opportunities to improve efficiency. Energy auditing services are offered by energy services companies (ESCOs), energy consultants and engineering firms. The energy auditor leads the audit process but works closely with building owners, staff and other key participants throughout to ensure accuracy of data collection and appropriateness of energy efficiency recommendation. The audit typically begins with a review of historical and current utility data and benchmarking of your building's energy use against similar buildings. This sets the stage for an onsite inspection of the physical building. The main outcome of an energy audit is a list of recommended energy efficiency measures (EEMs), their associated energy savings potential, and an assessment of whether EEM installation costs are a good financial investment.

  11. City of Houston- Residential and Commercial Green Building Requirements

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In 2014, the City Council of Houston passed Ordinance No. 2014-5, requiring new residential construction to exceed the energy efficiency requirements under the 2009 International Energy Conservat...

  12. City of Denver- Green Building Requirement for City-Owned Buildings

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The updated Executive Order 123 states that “all buildings constructed, renovated, or maintained with City funds or using City bonding capacity are to be designed, constructed, operated, and main...

  13. CITC ETC Energy Audit

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    CITC ETC ENERGY AUDIT Facilities Summary  The Ernie Turner Center Facility (ETC) is approximately 14,200 square feet  ETC was built in 1996.  ETC houses CITC's residential recovery services unit as well as a medical detox unit.  ETC is utilized 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Energy Audit Recommendations  General ventilation system- The existing air handler and exhaust fan used for building ventilation be demolished and replaced with a Heat Recovery Ventilator to recoup up to 80%

  14. Performance Audit

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Audit of Costs Incurred Under the Department of Energy's International Nuclear Cooperation Program Interagency Agreements With the Department of State OAS-FS-15-09 February 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 February 24, 2015 MEMORADUM FOR THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NUCLEAR ENERGY AND THE ACTING DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF SCIENCE FROM: Rickey R. Hass Deputy Inspector General for Audits and Inspections

  15. AUDIT REPORT

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Issues Management at the Los Alamos Field Office OAI-M-16-02 December 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 December 7, 2015 MEMORANDUM FOR THE MANAGER, LOS ALAMOS FIELD OFFICE FROM: Daniel M. Weeber Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Administration Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Issues Management at the Los Alamos Field Office" BACKGROUND The

  16. AUDIT REPORT

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Office of Headquarters Procurement Services Contract Awards Made to Alaska Native Corporations OAI-M-16-09 April 2016 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 April 6, 2016 MEMORANDUM FOR THE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT FROM: April G. Stephenson Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Inspections Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "The Department of Energy's Office of

  17. AUDIT REPORT

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Implementation of the Department of Energy's CyberOne Initiative OAI-L-16-11 June 2016 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 June 17, 2016 MEMORANDUM FOR THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER FROM: Sarah B. Nelson Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Administration Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on the "Implementation of the Department of Energy's

  18. AUDIT REPORT

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Infrastructure at the Pantex Plant OAI-M-16-12 June 2016 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 June 23, 2016 MEMORANDUM FOR THE MANAGER, NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION PRODUCTION OFFICE FROM: Michelle Anderson Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Inspections Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Management of Infrastructure at the Pantex Plant"

  19. Microsoft Word - Transmittal of the Certification Audit Report...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Drive East, Building 1 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-6303 Subject: Transmittal of the Certification Audit Report for the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Program, Audit A-08-19 Dear Mr. ...

  20. Coverage of Independent Audits of For-Profit Firms

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    COVERAGE OF INDEPENDENT AUDITS FOR OTHER TRANSACTIONS (10 CFR 603) TABLE OF CONTENTS Part 1. General Information What is the purpose of this document? Why does the Federal Government need an audit? Can the audit be integrated with the regular audit of a firm's financial statements? What are the objectives of the audit? What is the source of the requirement for the audit? What should the IPA do if he or she finds that the Defense Contract Audit Agency is performing audits of the firm? Part 2.

  1. Analysis of Plug Load Capacities and Power Requirements in Commercial Buildings: Preprint

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Sheppy, M.; Torcellini, P.; Gentile-Polese, L.

    2014-08-01

    Plug and process load power requirements are frequently overestimated because designers often use estimates based on 'nameplate' data, or design assumptions are high because information is not available. This generally results in oversized heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems; increased initial construction costs; and increased energy use caused by inefficiencies at low, part-load operation. Rightsizing of chillers in two buildings reduced whole-building energy use by 3%-4%. If an integrated design approach could enable 3% whole-building energy savings in all U.S. office buildings stock, it could save 34 TBtu of site energy per year.

  2. National Energy AudiT (NEAT) user`s manual

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Krigger, J.K.; Adams, N.; Gettings, M.

    1997-10-01

    Welcome to the US Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) energy auditing tool called ``NEAT``. NEAT, an acronym for National Energy AudiT, is a program for personal computers that was designed for use by local agencies in the Weatherization Assistance Program. It is an approved alternative audit that meets all auditing requirements set forth by the program as well as those anticipated from new regulations pertaining to waiver of the 40% materials requirements. NEAT is easy to use. It applies engineering and economic calculations to evaluate energy conservation measures for single-family, detached houses or small multifamily buildings. You can use it to rank measured for each individual house, or to establish a priority list of conservation measures for nearly identical housing types. NEAT was written for the Weatherization Assistance Program by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Many buildings energy consumption algorithms are taken from Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory`s to the computerized Instrumented Residential Audit (CIRA), published in 1982 for the Department of energy. Equipment retrofit conservation measures are based on published reports on various heating retrofits. Heating and cooling system replacement conservation measures are based on the energy ratings of new heating and cooling equipment. The Weatherization Program anticipates that this computer-based energy audit will offer substantial performance improvements to many states who choose to incorporate it into their programs. When conservation measures are evaluated locally according to climate, fuel cost, measure cost, and existing house conditions, the Program will be closer to its goal of assuring the maximum return for every federal dollar spent.

  3. AUDIT REPORT

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Solar Energy Technologies Office's Technology to Market Program OAI-M-16-08 March 2016 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections ...

  4. AUDIT REPORT

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Enriched Uranium Operations at the Y-12 National Security Complex DOE-OIG-16-13 July 2016 ... INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Enriched Uranium Operations at the Y-12 National Security ...

  5. AUDIT REPORT

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Treatment of Salt Waste at the Savannah River Site OAS-L-15-09 August 2015 U.S. Department ... Audit Report: "Treatment of Salt Waste at the Savannah River Site" BACKGROUND The ...

  6. AUDIT REPORT

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Management of Information Technology Hardware DOE/IG-0926 October 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 October 30, 2014 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Follow-up on the Department of Energy's Management of Information Technology Hardware" BACKGROUND The Department of Energy and its facility contractors rely on

  7. AUDIT REPORT

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Status of Cleanup at the Department of Energy's Paducah Site DOE/IG-0937 June 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 June 2, 2015 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report: "The Status of Cleanup at the Department of Energy's Paducah Site" BACKGROUND The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant is located on the Department of Energy's

  8. AUDIT REPORT

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Lithium Operations at the Y-12 National Security Complex OAI-L-16-05 December 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 December 15, 2015 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ASSISTANT DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR OF STOCKPILE MANAGEMENT FROM: April G. Stephenson Assistant Inspector General for Inspections Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Lithium Operations at the Y-12 National Security

  9. Buildings

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Historically, only Industrial Facilities (ISO 50003 Industry - light to medium and ... is allowing Commercial Buildings (ISO 50003 - Buildings and Building Complexes) ...

  10. Audit Manual (Release 8)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Deputy Inspector General for Audits and Inspections AUDIT MANUAL Release 8 Revised 2014 Revised 2014 TOC-1 Release 8 OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF AUDITS AUDIT MANUAL TABLE OF CONTENTS Page List of Acronyms ...................................................................................................................LOA-1 PART I -- INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1 -- INTRODUCTION TO THE AUDIT MANUAL A. Purpose of the Audit Manual

  11. Transaction-based building controls framework, Volume 2: Platform descriptive model and requirements

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Akyol, Bora A.; Haack, Jereme N.; Carpenter, Brandon J.; Katipamula, Srinivas; Lutes, Robert G.; Hernandez, George

    2015-07-31

    Transaction-based Building Controls (TBC) offer a control systems platform that provides an agent execution environment that meets the growing requirements for security, resource utilization, and reliability. This report outlines the requirements for a platform to meet these needs and describes an illustrative/exemplary implementation.

  12. Renewable Energy Requirements for Future Building Codes: Energy Generation and Economic Analysis

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Russo, Bryan J.; Weimar, Mark R.; Dillon, Heather E.

    2011-09-30

    As the model energy codes are improved to reach efficiency levels 50 percent greater than current codes, installation of on-site renewable energy generation is likely to become a code requirement. This requirement will be needed because traditional mechanisms for code improvement, including the building envelope, mechanical systems, and lighting, have been maximized at the most cost-effective limit.

  13. Audit Manual | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Manual Audit Manual 2014 Office of Inspector General Audit Manual Audit Manual (1.59 MB) More Documents & Publications Audit Peer Review 2009 Audit Report: OAS-L-04-13 Audit Report: OAS-L-04-04

  14. Audit Report: IG-0814 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    for Federal Project Directors Understanding DOE Quality Assurance Requirements and ASME NQA-1 For Application in DOE Nuclear Projects Training Materials Audit Report: DOE...

  15. Audit Resolution and Follow-Up Program

    Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2005-01-24

    This Order establishes requirements and responsibilities for the management of open audits, findings, and recommendations. Supersedes DOE 2300.1B.

  16. I. GENERAL AUDIT PROGRAM A. PURPOSE AND APPLICABILITY

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of federal financial assistance from the Department of Energy (DOE) under DOE's Financial Assistance Rregulations at 10 CFR 600.316. The requirements for financial statement audits of for-profit recipients are not provided for under Regulation 10 CFR 600.316, which applies only to program compliance audits. As such, this Audit Program and all compliance supplements (Parts II and III of this guidance) do not apply to financial statement audits. Audits of financial statements are allowable as

  17. US Department of Energy Audit Guidance For Profit Recipients and

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Subrecipients | Department of Energy US Department of Energy Audit Guidance For Profit Recipients and Subrecipients US Department of Energy Audit Guidance For Profit Recipients and Subrecipients Policy Flash 2011-7, which was issued in association with the Office of Risk Management, provided FAQs on forthcoming guidance on audit requirements for for-profit recipients in accordance with 10 CFR 600.316. This Flash transmits the final audit guidance documents on audits of for-profit recipients

  18. Review of Selected Home Energy Auditing Tools | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Buildings » Home Energy Score » Home Energy Score Publications » Review of Selected Home Energy Auditing Tools Review of Selected Home Energy Auditing Tools This study reviews widely used energy audit tools that are used to evaluate home improvements and to maximize its operational and energy efficiency. auditing_tool_review.pdf (7.35 MB) More Documents & Publications LBNL's FLEXLAB test facility, which includes four test cells each split into two half-cells to enable side-by-side

  19. EA-1991: 10 CFR 433 and 10 CFR 435: Green Building Certification Program Requirements

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This EA originally addressed the sustainable design requirements contained in the Federal building rule. Since the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR), however, the DOE has modified and downscaled this rule to a procedural rule that only addresses only the green building certification requirements. While the final rule is significantly downscaled from the proposed rule, due to the fact that the previous EA was put out for public review, is tied to this rulemaking, and in order to maintain the integrity of the NEPA process, we continue to use the EA process for this rulemaking.

  20. Audits for For-Profit Firms FAQ

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Audits of For-Profit Recipients FAQ (Updated 12/31/2010) The U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") is providing the following information to assist for-profit recipients of DOE awards in complying with the audit requirements of 10 CFR 600.316. Additional guidance, including the detailed compliance requirements and suggested audit procedures, will be forthcoming from DOE. 1. Q: Are for-profit entities that receive federal awards from DOE required to have compliance audits? Are sub- awardees

  1. BuildingSync | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Commercial Buildings » Analysis Tools » BuildingSync BuildingSync BuildingSync® is a standardized language for commercial building energy audit data that software developers can use to exchange data between audit tools. For information on BuildingSync, please visit https://buildingsync.net. Buildings Home About Emerging Technologies Residential Buildings Commercial Buildings Analysis Tools Standard Energy Efficiency Data Platform Building Performance Database Energy Asset Score OpenStudio

  2. I. GENERAL AUDIT PROGRAM A. PURPOSE AND APPLICABILITY

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    in advance by the cognizant DOE contracting officer) to a DOE Federal award. L. SANCTIONS No audit costs may be charged to DOE Federal awards when compliance audits required...

  3. Final For-Profit Audit Guidance (FY 2011 - FY 2014) | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Final For-Profit Audit Guidance (FY 2011 - FY 2014) Final For-Profit Audit Guidance (FY 2011 - FY 2014) NOTE THE ATTACHED APPLIES TO AUDITS FOR RECIPIENT'S FYS 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. The following General Audit Program provides requirements and guidance for independent audit organizations in conducting program compliance audits of for-profit recipients of federal financial assistance from the Department of Energy (DOE) under DOE's Financial Assistance regulations at 10 CFR 600.316. The

  4. Audit Resolution

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage Program Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act OAS-RA-13-15 March 2013 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 March 21, 2013 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "The Department of Energy's Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage Program Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act" INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE The Department of Energy received nearly

  5. Audit Resolution

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    The Office of Science's Management of Information Technology Resources DOE/IG-0831 November 2009 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 November 20, 2009 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: Audit Report on "The Office of Science's Management of Information Technology Resources" BACKGROUND The Department of Energy's Office of Science (Science) and its facility contractors are aggressive users of information technology (IT) to support

  6. Audit Resolution

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    West Virginia OAS-RA-11-09 June 2011 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 June 13, 2011 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "The Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program Funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in the State of West Virginia" BACKGROUND The Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program

  7. DRAFT AUDIT REPORT

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Assessment Report Assessment of Audit Coverage of Cost Allowability for Bechtel Marine ... INFORMATION: Report on "Assessment of Audit Coverage of Cost Allowability for Bechtel ...

  8. Microsoft Word - Transmittal of Final Audit Report A-13-02, SRS...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Department 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 Subject: Transmittal of the Final Audit Report for Recertification Audit A-13-02, SRSCCP Dear Mr. ...

  9. EISA 432 Energy Audits Best Practices: Software Tools

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Maryl Fisher

    2014-11-01

    Five whole building analysis software tools that can aid an energy manager with fulfilling energy audit and commissioning/retro-commissioning requirements were selected for review in this best practices study. A description of each software tool is provided as well as a discussion of the user interface and level of expertise required for each tool, a review of how to use the tool for analyzing energy conservation opportunities, the format and content of reports generated by the tool, and a discussion on the applicability of the tool for commissioning.

  10. Build-

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    0. Cooling Equipment, Number of Buildings for Non-Mall Buildings, 2003" ,"Number of Buildings (thousand)" ,"All Build- ings*","Cooled Build- ings","Cooling Equipment (more than one may apply)" ,,,"Resid- ential- Type Central Air Condi- tioners","Heat Pumps","Indiv- idual Air Condi- tioners","District Chilled Water","Central Chillers","Pack- aged Air Condi- tioning Units","Swamp

  11. Internal Audit Documents | The Ames Laboratory

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Internal Audit Internal Audit Documents Internal Audit Charter Internal Audit Policy Post Award Auditing of Cost Reimbursable Subcontracts Policy 2013 Audit Plan 2014 Audit Plan 2015 Audit Plan 2016 Audit Plan 2017 Audit Plan Audit Implementation Design Plan Corrective Action Plan Procedure

  12. For-Profit Audit Guidance (FY 2010) | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    For-Profit Audit Guidance (FY 2010) For-Profit Audit Guidance (FY 2010) Coverage of Independent Audits of For-Profit Firms (173.84 KB) Audits for For-Profit Firms FAQ (344.88 KB) Part IV, Matrix of Compliance Requirements (215.84 KB) More Documents & Publications Financial Assistance Letter No. FAL 2006-03 Microsoft Word - FAL2006-03.doc Microsoft Word - FAL2006-03.doc

  13. Audit Report: IG-0651

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Audit Report on Management of the Department's Personnel Security and Access Control Information Systems

  14. Building

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    DIV. Electricity Consumption and Expenditure Intensities by Census Division, 1999" ,"Electricity Consumption",,,"Electricity Expenditures" ,"per Building (thousand kWh)","per...

  15. How to Collect and Examine your Building Data

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2009-01-18

    This fact sheet provides advice on how to collect and analyze data when conducting an energy audit on a building.

  16. Audit Report: IG-0893 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    IG-0893 Audit Report: IG-0893 September 9, 2013 Follow-up Audit of the Department of Energy's Financial Assistance for Integrated Biorefinery Projects The Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (Program) supports the development of biomass resources into commercially viable biofuels, bioproducts and biopower. The Program provides financial assistance for integrated biorefinery projects to assist in building and operating facilities at each scale of development: pilot, demonstration

  17. Collaboration Leads to State-of-the-Art Energy Auditing Tool: Project Highlights (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2013-03-01

    This fact sheet describes the tablet-based simuwatt Audit tool, which uses NREL's advanced energy modeling framework and building energy audit processes, collaboration tools, in-app media, and private company concept3D's geometric capture software combined with real-time connections to large sets of standardized data to perform building energy audits faster than traditional methods. By integrating the NREL Building Component Library, utility rates, weather information, and energy conservation measures, the tool provides investment-grade audits that cost 75% less than traditional audits and stores the data in a consistent and reusable format.

  18. DOE Audit Guidance for For-Profit Financial Assistance Awards (Part I)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    I) April 2012 1 I. GENERAL AUDIT PROGRAM A. PURPOSE AND APPLICABILITY The following General Audit Program provides requirements and guidance for independent audit organizations in conducting program compliance audits of for-profit recipients of federal financial assistance from the Department of Energy (DOE) under DOE's Financial Assistance regulations at 10 CFR 600.316. The requirements for financial statement audits of for-profit recipients are not provided for under Regulation 10 CFR 600.316,

  19. Routine environmental audit of the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1994-05-01

    This report documents the results of the routine environmental audit of the Hanford Site (Hanford), Richland, Washington. During this audit, the activities conducted by the audit team included reviews of internal documents an reports from previous audits and assessments; interviews with US Department of Energy (DOE), State of Washington regulatory, and contractor personnel; and inspections and observations of selected facilities and operations. The onsite portion of the audit was conducted May 2--13, 1994, by the DOE Office of Environmental Audit (EH-24), located within the Office of Environment, Safety and Health (EH). The audit evaluated the status of programs to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local environmental laws and regulations; compliance with DOE orders, guidance, and directives; and conformance with accepted industry practices and standards of performance. The audit also evaluated the status and adequacy of the management systems developed to address environmental requirements.

  20. Build-

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    1. Cooling Equipment, Floorspace for Non-Mall Buildings, 2003" ,"Total Floorspace (million square feet)" ,"All Build- ings*","Cooled Build- ings","Cooling Equipment (more than one may apply)" ,,,"Resid- ential- Type Central Air Condi- tioners","Heat Pumps","Indiv- idual Air Condi- tioners","District Chilled Water","Central Chillers","Pack- aged Air Condi- tioning Units","Swamp

  1. Audit Guidance on Performing Audits of Subcontract Forward Pricing Proposals

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Audit Guidance on Performing Audits of Subcontract Forward Pricing Proposals Issued as Policy Flash 2009-58

  2. Buildings

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Superior Energy Performance® Policy Interpretation providing a certification pathway for Commercial Buildings May 7, 2015 Question: As a hotel or university campus, can I use the supporting standards and protocols developed for SEP- Industry to apply for SEP certification? Response: The SEP Administrator is providing this interpretation regarding the types of facilities that can be certified to Superior Energy Performance (SEP). Background: A number of owners/operators of buildings and complex

  3. Spent Nuclear Fuel project stage and store K basin SNF in canister storage building functions and requirements. Revision 1

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Womack, J.C.

    1995-10-24

    This document establishes the functions and requirements baseline for the implementation of the Canister Storage Building Subproject. The mission allocated to the Canister Storage Building Subproject is to provide safe, environmentally sound staging and storage of K Basin SNF until a decision on the final disposition is reached and implemented

  4. Conducting a school energy audit

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    CONDUCTING A SCHOOL ENERGY AUDIT Brad Boyle (High School) TYPES OF AUDITS: (1) School Energy Audit (2) Home Energy Audit in a Multi-Person Home (3) Personal Energy ...

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

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Johns, William H.

    2013-11-01

    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).

  6. Auditing of Programs and Operations

    Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2007-11-09

    To set forth audit requirements and responsibilities for the promotion of economy and efficiency in the administration of or the prevention or detection of fraud, waste, and abuse in programs and operations of the Department of Energy. Supersedes DOE O 224.2.

  7. Audit Report: ER-FS-99-04 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 Audit Report: ER-FS-99-04 May 27, 1999 Results of Audit Procedures Performed at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve During the Audit of the Department's Consolidated Fiscal Year 1998 Financial Statements The Government Management Reform Act of 1994 requires that audited financial statements covering all accounts and associated activities of the Department be submitted annually to the Office of Management and Budget. A Departmentwide audit of the consolidated Fiscal Year 1998 financial statements

  8. Audit Report: IG-0878 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    8 Audit Report: IG-0878 December 11, 2012 Follow-up Audit of the Department's Cyber Security Incident Management Program The Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 requires each agency to implement procedures for detecting, reporting and responding to cyber security incidents, including notifying and consulting with the Federal information security incident center, law enforcement agencies and Inspectors General. To meet this requirement and counter the threat posed by cyber

  9. Audit Memo Template

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    of the United States, prescribe that all audit organizations must have an external peer ... I am pleased to report that TIGTA found that the system of quality control for the audit ...

  10. Audit Report: IG-0410 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    0 Audit Report: IG-0410 July 15, 1997 Audit of Environmental Restoration at the Los Alamos National Laboratory PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0410 More Documents & Publications Audit ...

  11. Audit Report: IG-0692 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Audit Report: IG-0692 Audit Report: IG-0692 July 8, 2005 Management of Fossil Energy Cooperative Agreements PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0692 More Documents & Publications Audit...

  12. Building.

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Balance of Plant in ITER refers to plant systems located outside the Tokamak Building. A thick wall of concrete surrounding the main tokamak cryostat and designed to absorb the bulk of any remaining radiation from the plasma or from activated components inside the cryostat. This shields the region outside so that it can be accessed after shutdown for major hands-on repairs. The structure surrounding the plasma in a fusion reactor, within which the fusion-produced neutrons are slowed down, heat

  13. Final Draft of RACER Audit

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Paige, Karen Schultz; Gomez, Penelope E.

    2011-01-01

    This document describes the approach Waste and Environmental Services - Environmental Data and Analysis plans to take to resolve the issues presented in a recent audit of the WES-EDA Environmental Database relative to the RACER database. A majority of the issues discovered in the audit will be resolved in May 2011 when the WES-EDA Environmental Database, along with other LANL databases, are integrated and moved to a new vendor providing an Environmental Information Management (EIM) system that allows reporting capabilities for all users directly from the database. The EIM system will reside in a publicly accessible LANL cloud-based software system. When this transition occurs, the data quality, completeness, and access will change significantly. In the remainder of this document, this new structure will be referred to as the LANL Cloud System In general, our plan is to address the issues brought up in this audit in three ways: (1) Data quality issues such as units and detection status, which impinge upon data usability, will be resolved as soon possible so that data quality is maintained. (2) Issues requiring data cleanup, such as look up tables, legacy data, locations, codes, and significant data discrepancies, will be addressed as resources permit. (3) Issues associated with data feed problems will be eliminated by the LANL Cloud System, because there will be no data feed. As discussed in the paragraph above, in the future the data will reside in a publicly accessible system. Note that report writers may choose to convert, adapt, or simplify the information they receive officially through our data base, thereby introducing data discrepancies between the data base and the public report. It is not always possible to incorporate and/or correct these errors when they occur. Issues in the audit will be discussed in the order in which they are presented in the audit report. Clarifications will also be noted as the audit report was a draft document, at the time of this

  14. Building America Case Study: Challenges of Achieving 2012 IECC Air Sealing Requirements in Multifamily Dwellings, Upstate New York (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2014-11-01

    While previous versions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) have included provisions to improve the air tightness of dwellings, for the first time, the 2012 IECC mandates compliance verification through blower door testing. Simply completing the Air Barrier and Insulation Installation checklist through visual inspection is no longer sufficient by itself. In addition, the 2012 IECC mandates a significantly stricter air sealing requirement. In Climate Zones 3 through 8, air leakage may not exceed 3 ACH50, which is a significant reduction from the 2009 IECC requirement of 7 ACH50. This requirement is for all residential buildings, which includes low-rise multifamily dwellings. While this air leakage rate requirement is an important component to achieving an efficient building thermal envelope, currently, the code language doesn't explicitly address differences between single family and multifamily applications. In addition, the 2012 IECC does not provide an option to sample dwellings for larger multifamily buildings, so compliance would have to be verified on every unit. With compliance with the 2012 IECC air leakage requirements on the horizon, several of CARB's multifamily builder partners are evaluating how best to comply with this requirement. Builders are not sure whether it is more practical or beneficial to simply pay for guarded testing or to revise their air sealing strategies to improve compartmentalization to comply with code requirements based on unguarded blower door testing. This report summarizes CARB's research that was conducted to assess the feasibility of meeting the 2012 IECC air leakage requirements in 3 multifamily buildings.

  15. Increasing Federal Office Building Water Efficiency

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2010-04-21

    Quick guide to increasing Federal office building water efficiency, water management planning, performing a water audit, calculating a water balance, and best management practices.

  16. Better Buildings Residential Network Data & Evaluations Peer...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... the survey questions in advance * Secondary heating * Other changes to the building, such as usage of basement * Use information from audit to inform decision- making * There is ...

  17. Building America Case Study: Challenges of Achieving 2012 IECC Air Sealing Requirements in Multifamily Dwellings, Upstate New York (Fact Sheet), Whole-House Solutions for New Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    information, see the Building America report, Challenges of Achieving 2012 IECC Air Sealing Requirements in Multifamily Buildings,

  18. Audit Report: ER-B-99-01 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    9-01 Audit Report: ER-B-99-01 December 21, 1998 Decontamination and Decommissioning at the East Tennessee Technology Park The East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) contains about 400 buildings with approximately 14.4 million square feet of space. Almost 90 percent of the space is comprised of buildings that are currently undergoing or are planned for decontamination and decommissioning (D&D). Departmental policy requires that D&D projects be prioritized based on employee and public

  19. Analytical laboratory quality audits

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Kelley, William D.

    2001-06-11

    Analytical Laboratory Quality Audits are designed to improve laboratory performance. The success of the audit, as for many activities, is based on adequate preparation, precise performance, well documented and insightful reporting, and productive follow-up. Adequate preparation starts with definition of the purpose, scope, and authority for the audit and the primary standards against which the laboratory quality program will be tested. The scope and technical processes involved lead to determining the needed audit team resources. Contact is made with the auditee and a formal audit plan is developed, approved and sent to the auditee laboratory management. Review of the auditee's quality manual, key procedures and historical information during preparation leads to better checklist development and more efficient and effective use of the limited time for data gathering during the audit itself. The audit begins with the opening meeting that sets the stage for the interactions between the audit team and the laboratory staff. Arrangements are worked out for the necessary interviews and examination of processes and records. The information developed during the audit is recorded on the checklists. Laboratory management is kept informed of issues during the audit so there are no surprises at the closing meeting. The audit report documents whether the management control systems are effective. In addition to findings of nonconformance, positive reinforcement of exemplary practices provides balance and fairness. Audit closure begins with receipt and evaluation of proposed corrective actions from the nonconformances identified in the audit report. After corrective actions are accepted, their implementation is verified. Upon closure of the corrective actions, the audit is officially closed.

  20. Review of Selected Home Energy Auditing Tools

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    REVIEW OF SELECTED HOME ENERGY AUDITING TOOLS In Support of the Development of a National Building Performance Assessment and Rating Program Prepared for: The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Prepared by: SENTECH, Inc. (now part of SRA International, Inc.) November 2, 2010 TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS ....................................................................................................... 2 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  1. Audit Report: IG-0775 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 Audit Report: IG-0775 September 12, 2007 National Nuclear Security Administration's Construction of aRadiological/Nuclear Complex for Homeland Security NNSA's Nevada Site Office (Nevada) did not effectively manage the Rad/Nuc CTEC project to ensure that it would be completed on schedule and within cost limitations. Specifically, Nevada did not follow project management requirements and did not adequately administer the Bechtel contract. Audit Report: IG-0775 (345.42 KB) More Documents &

  2. Audit Report: IG-0803 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Audit Report: IG-0803 October 30, 2008 Management of the Department's Data Centers at Contractor Sites Audit Report- The Department of Energy (Department) and its facility contractors maintain numerous data centers across the complex that varies in both size and complexity. These centers, which house data and voice hardware and software, and a variety of network equipment, typically require specialized security, power, and cooling capabilities. Thc centers provide common information technology

  3. Audit Report: IG-0881 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1 Audit Report: IG-0881 February 19, 2013 National Nuclear Security Administration Contractor Governance Since July 2007, the Department of Energy (Department) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have required contractors to implement self-assessment systems to measure performance and help ensure effective and efficient mission accomplishment. In essence, contractors assessed and evaluated their own performance with some level of Federal oversight. Our audit found that

  4. Audit Report: IG-0368 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    68 Audit Report: IG-0368 March 20, 1995 Audit of the Richland Operations Office Site Characterization Program In 1989 the Secretary of Energy changed the mission of the Richland Operations Office (Richland) from supporting weapons production to environmental restoration and waste management. Richland's new mission required close coordination with Federal and State Environmental Regulatory Agencies. On May 15, 1989, Richland, the Washington State Department of Ecology, and the U.S. Environmental

  5. Audit Report: IG-0675 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 Audit Report: IG-0675 February 11, 2005 The Department's Federal Purchase Card Program at Headquarters The Department of Energy's (Department) Headquarters Card Program purchase card program was not always administered in an efficient manner and implementation of controls was sometimes inadequate. Our audit found that Headquarters organizations did not take full advantage of a required electronic system intended to streamline procurements, and that purchase card controls were not sufficient to

  6. Department of Energy (DOE) Audit Guidance for For-Profit Recipients

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The attached guidance documents provide the requirements and guidance for independent audit organizations in conducting compliance audits of for-profit recipients of federal financial assistance from DOE for FY 2011 and thereafter. Note that the guidance no longer includes the requirement for 10 CFR 600.316 audits of subrecipients.

  7. Audit Report: OAS-L-03-03

    Energy Savers

    1 Audit Report: OAS-FS-11-01 November 12, 2010 Report on the Department of Energy's Fiscal Year2010 Consolidated Financial Statements This is to inform you that the audit of the Department of Energy's (Department) Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Consolidated Financial Statements has resulted in an unqualified audit opinion. Pursuant to requirements established by the Government Management Reform Act of 1994, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) engaged the independent public accounting firm of KPMG LLP

  8. Audit Report: IG-0781

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audit Services Audit Report Continuity of Operations at Bonneville Power Administration DOE/IG-0781 November 2007 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 November 6 , 2007 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ADMINISTRATOR, BONNEVILLE POWER ADMNISTRATION - 2 L ~ ; ; K L & L ~ , ; / FROM: Grego d H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Continuity of Operations at Bonneville Power Administration" BACKGROUND

  9. Audit Report: OAS-L-03-12 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 Audit Report: OAS-L-03-12 March 5, 2003 Department of Energy's Safety Bases for Nuclear FacilitiesMarch 5, 2003 We initiated this audit to determine whether (1) the Department's contractors would meet the April 10, 2003 requirement, and(2) the Department can ensure timely and proper review and implementation of safety basis documents. Audit Report: OAS-L-03-12 (291.37 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: OAS-L-05-03 Audit Report: OAS-L-04-16 Audit Report: OAS-L-04-15

  10. Routine environmental audit of Ames Laboratory, Ames, Iowa

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1994-09-01

    This document contains the findings identified during the routine environmental audit of Ames Laboratory, Ames, Iowa, conducted September 12--23, 1994. The audit included a review of all Ames Laboratory operations and facilities supporting DOE-sponsored activities. The audit`s objective is to advise the Secretary of Energy, through the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health, as to the adequacy of the environmental protection programs established at Ames Laboratory to ensure the protection of the environment, and compliance with Federal, state, and DOE requirements.

  11. Microsoft Word - Transmittal of the Certification Audit Report for the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Program, Audit A-08-19.do

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    535:UFC 2300.00 Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office P. O. Box 3090 Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221 November 25, 2008 Mr. Steve Zappe, Project Leader Hazardous Waste Bureau New Mexico Environment Department 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-6303 Subject: Transmittal of the Certification Audit Report for the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Program, Audit A-08-19 Dear Mr. Zappe: Enclosed is the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Program (AMWTP) Audit Report for the

  12. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Challenges of Achieving 2012 IECC Air Sealing Requirements in Multifamily Dwellings, Upstate New York

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In this project, the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings team sought to create a well-documented design and implementation strategy for air sealing in low-rise multifamily buildings that would assist in compliance with new building infiltration requirements of the 2012 IECC.

  13. Decision process for the retrofit of municipal buildings with solar energy systems: a technical guide

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    Licciardello, Michael R.; Wood, Brian; Dozier, Warner; Braly, Mark; Yates, Alan

    1980-11-01

    As a background for solar applications, the following topics are covered: solar systems and components for retrofit installations; cost, performance, and quality considerations; and financing alternatives for local government. The retrofit decision process is discussed as follows: pre-screening of buildings, building data requirements, the energy conservation audit, solar system sizing and economics, comparison of alternatives, and implementation. Sample studies are presented for the West Valley Animal Shelter and the Hollywood Police Station. (MHR)

  14. Audit Report: DOE-OIG-16-08 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    8 Audit Report: DOE-OIG-16-08 March 1, 2016 The Department of Energy's Audit Resolution and Followup Process From fiscal years 2011 through 2014, the Office of Inspector General issued 372 reports, most of which included recommendations for corrective actions or improvements in programs, operations, and management functions. Accordingly, Department Order 224.3, Audit Resolution and Followup Program, requires that audit reports and all associated recommendations should generally be closed within

  15. Audit Report: WR-FS-99-01 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    FS-99-01 Audit Report: WR-FS-99-01 March 16, 1999 Report On Mater Identified At the Idaho Operations Office During The Audit Of The Department's Consolidated Fiscal Year 1998 Financial Statements The Government Management Reform Act of 1994 requires that the Department of Energy (DOE) annually submit audited financial statements to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). A Departmentwide audit was conducted to determine whether there was reasonable assurance that DOE's consolidated Fiscal

  16. Microgrids: An emerging paradigm for meeting building electricityand heat requirements efficiently and with appropriate energyquality

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    Marnay, Chris; Firestone, Ryan

    2007-04-10

    The first major paradigm shift in electricity generation,delivery, and control is emerging in the developed world, notably Europe,North America, and Japan. This shift will move electricity supply awayfrom the highly centralised universal service quality model with which weare familiar today towards a more dispersed system with heterogeneousqualities of service. One element of dispersed control is the clusteringof sources and sinks into semi-autonomous mu grids (microgrids).Research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RD3) of mu gridsare advancing rapidly on at least three continents, and significantdemonstrations are currently in progress. This paradigm shift will resultin more electricity generation close to end-uses, often involvingcombined heat and power application for building heating and cooling,increased local integration of renewables, and the possible provision ofheterogeneous qualities of electrical service to match the requirementsof various end-uses. In Europe, mu grid RD3 is entering its third majorround under the 7th European Commission Framework Programme; in the U.S.,one specific mu grid concept is undergoing rigorous laboratory testing,and in Japan, where the most activity exists, four major publiclysponsored and two privately sponsored demonstrations are in progress.This evolution poses new challenges to the way buildings are designed,built, and operated. Traditional building energy supply systems willbecome much more complex in at least three ways: 1. one cannot simplyassume gas arrives at the gas meter, electricity at its meter, and thetwo systems are virtually independent of one another; rather, energyconversion, heat recovery and use, and renewable energy harvesting mayall be taking place simultaneously within the building energy system; 2.the structure of energy flows in the building must accommodate multipleenergy processes in a manner that permits high overall efficiency; and 3.multiple qualities of electricity may be supplied to

  17. Audit Report: IG-0396 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers

    IG-0396 September 13, 1996 Audit of the Department of Energy's Contractor Liability Insurance Costs PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0396 More Documents & Publications Audit Report:...

  18. Audit Report: IG-0373 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Audit Report: IG-0373 May 19, 1995 Audit of Administration of Cooperative Research and Development Agreements at DOE National Laboratories PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0373 More ...

  19. Audit Report: IG-0380 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    0 Audit Report: IG-0380 October 11, 1995 Audit of the Department of Energy's Transportation Accident Resistant Container Program PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0380 More Documents & ...

  20. Audit Report: IG-0389 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    9 Audit Report: IG-0389 April 23, 1996 Summary Audit Report on Lessons Learned From the Superconducting Super Collider Project PDF icon Audit Report: DOEIG-0389 More Documents & ...

  1. Audit Report: IG-0374 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 Audit Report: IG-0374 June 20, 1995 Audit of the DOE's Commercial Laboratory Quality Assurance Evaluation Program PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0374 More Documents & Publications ...

  2. Audit Report: IG-0371 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Audit Report: IG-0371 April 7, 1995 Audit of the Department of Energy's Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0371 More Documents & Publications...

  3. Audit Report: IG-0402 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers

    02 Audit Report: IG-0402 April 1, 1997 Audit of the Management of the Department of Energy's Leased Administrative Facilities PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0402 More Documents &...

  4. Audit Report: IG-0560 | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    you had received indicating that the TEF may be over budget and behind schedule. Audit Report: IG-0560 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0713 Audit Report:...

  5. Audit Report: IG-0395 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    5 Audit Report: IG-0395 August 19, 1996 Audit of the Department of Energy's User Facilities PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0395 More Documents & Publications Semiannual Report to...

  6. Audit Report: IG-0390 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers

    90 Audit Report: IG-0390 May 8, 1996 Department of Energy Management and Operating Contractor Available Fees PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0390 More Documents & Publications Audit...

  7. Audit Report: IG-0711 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers

    the Laboratory. PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0711 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0670 Audit Report: IG-0550 Management Challenges at the Department of Energy, IG-0748...

  8. Writing audit findings: Be reasonable!

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    Girvin, N.W.

    1992-05-01

    A customary approach to auditing and reporting deficiencies is to keep a running list of those that are found, evaluate the severity of each, and based on the evidence, document findings or observations or concerns in an audit report. The report is issued and the auditee is normally requested to address ``root cause`` as part of their corrective action. This paper describes a ``root problems`` approach to documenting audit findings that is designed not only to put the QA auditor in a more favorable light, but to more effectively enable the auditee to identify root cause and meaningful corrective action. The positive results of this approach are considerable. You will have fewer findings but those you do have will be substantial. You will cite requirements that sound reasonable and make arguments difficult. If some of the supporting deficiencies (examples) prove to be incorrect, you will still have ample support for the original finding. You will be seen as reasonable individual who can help lead the auditee towards identification of root cause without taking away part of the responsibility. You even have a fair chance of fostering a sense of commitment to quality improvement on the auditee`s part. This in itself, is its own reward.

  9. Writing audit findings: Be reasonable

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Girvin, N.W.

    1992-05-01

    A customary approach to auditing and reporting deficiencies is to keep a running list of those that are found, evaluate the severity of each, and based on the evidence, document findings or observations or concerns in an audit report. The report is issued and the auditee is normally requested to address root cause'' as part of their corrective action. This paper describes a root problems'' approach to documenting audit findings that is designed not only to put the QA auditor in a more favorable light, but to more effectively enable the auditee to identify root cause and meaningful corrective action. The positive results of this approach are considerable. You will have fewer findings but those you do have will be substantial. You will cite requirements that sound reasonable and make arguments difficult. If some of the supporting deficiencies (examples) prove to be incorrect, you will still have ample support for the original finding. You will be seen as reasonable individual who can help lead the auditee towards identification of root cause without taking away part of the responsibility. You even have a fair chance of fostering a sense of commitment to quality improvement on the auditee's part. This in itself, is its own reward.

  10. Audit Report: IG-0743

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Audit Services Audit Report 1 - &i Grounds at the Hanford Site October 2006 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 October 18, 2006 MEMOKilNDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: reg ry . Friedman Ajakcl, Inspector General SIJBJ EC-1': INFORMATION: Audit Report on " Kemediatio~i of the Waste Burla1 Grounds at the Hanford Site" BACKGKOUN D In the lc!50's and 19601s, operations at the Department of Energy's Hanfortl. Washington Site gencr;ltcd large amounts of radioactive waste. tianford

  11. Advanced Benchmarking for Complex Building Types: Laboratories as an Exemplar

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    Mathew, Paul A.; Clear, Robert; Kircher, Kevin; Webster, Tom; Lee, Kwang Ho; Hoyt, Tyler

    2010-08-01

    Complex buildings such as laboratories, data centers and cleanrooms present particular challenges for energy benchmarking because it is difficult to normalize special requirements such as health and safety in laboratories and reliability (i.e., system redundancy to maintain uptime) in data centers which significantly impact energy use. For example, air change requirements vary widely based on the type of work being performed in each laboratory space. We present methods and tools for energy benchmarking in laboratories, as an exemplar of a complex building type. First, we address whole building energy metrics and normalization parameters. We present empirical methods based on simple data filtering as well as multivariate regression analysis on the Labs21 database. The regression analysis showed lab type, lab-area ratio and occupancy hours to be significant variables. Yet the dataset did not allow analysis of factors such as plug loads and air change rates, both of which are critical to lab energy use. The simulation-based method uses an EnergyPlus model to generate a benchmark energy intensity normalized for a wider range of parameters. We suggest that both these methods have complementary strengths and limitations. Second, we present"action-oriented" benchmarking, which extends whole-building benchmarking by utilizing system-level features and metrics such as airflow W/cfm to quickly identify a list of potential efficiency actions which can then be used as the basis for a more detailed audit. While action-oriented benchmarking is not an"audit in a box" and is not intended to provide the same degree of accuracy afforded by an energy audit, we demonstrate how it can be used to focus and prioritize audit activity and track performance at the system level. We conclude with key principles that are more broadly applicable to other complex building types.

  12. Audit Report: IG-0481 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1 Audit Report: IG-0481 September 12, 2000 The Decontamination and Decommissioning Contract at the East Tennessee Technology Park The East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), formerly known as the K-25 Site, contains about 400 buildings and 4,700 acres on the Oak Ridge Reservation. The K-25 Site was established in 1942 to produce enriched uranium. Since the production mission ended in 1987, the Oak Ridge Operations Office (Operations Office) has focused on environmental management of the site.

  13. Audit Report: IG-0623 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Audit Report: IG-0623 October 14, 2003 Reindustrialization of the East Tennessee Technology Park The Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee (CROET), with Bechtel Jacobs Company, LLC, (Bechtel Jacobs) assistance, has acted as a leasing agent to attract private companies interested in leasing buildings, space, and equipment at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP). The Department of Energy (Department) leased facilities and equipment to CROET at no cost, and CROET sublet these

  14. Audit Report: IG-0550 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    0 Audit Report: IG-0550 April 3, 2002 Disposition of the Department's Excess Facilities During the course of nuclear weapons production, the Department of Energy (Department) and its predecessor agencies constructed over 20,000 facilities, ranging from temporary trailer-type buildings and office space to state-of-the-art nuclear reactors and laboratories. As the Department's mission has evolved, many of these structures are no longer needed and, as such, have been identified as excess

  15. Audit Report: IG-0737 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    7 Audit Report: IG-0737 September 6, 2006 Beryllium Controls at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Laboratory) did not properly manage activities related to beryllium contaminated equipment at building 9201-2. In particular, beryllium contaminated equipment was transferred to nonberyllium areas; employees working with the contaminated equipment were not fully identified and notified; and transferred equipment was not labeled appropriately. In addition, we

  16. Quality Procedure- Audits

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This procedure establishes the responsibilities and process for scheduling, planning, performing, and reporting Quality Assurance (QA) audits of EM-QA-001, Environmental Management Quality Assurance Program implementation at EM Headquarters and Field Office programs, facilities and projects.

  17. UMTRCA Title II Audit

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Inspector General (IG) performed an audit during the period of June 2013 through October 2014 to determine if the DOE Office of Legacy Management (LM)...

  18. Integrated Modeling of Building Energy Requirements IncorporatingSolar Assisted Cooling

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    Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris; Wang, Juan

    2005-08-10

    This paper expands on prior Berkeley Lab work on integrated simulation of building energy systems by the addition of active solar thermal collecting devices, technology options not previously considered (Siddiqui et al 2005). Collectors can be used as an alternative or additional source of hot water to heat recovery from reciprocating engines or microturbines. An example study is presented that evaluates the operation of solar assisted cooling at a large mail sorting facility in southern California with negligible heat loads and year-round cooling loads. Under current conditions solar thermal energy collection proves an unattractive option, but is a viable carbon emission control strategy.

  19. Audit Report: IG-0381 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1 Audit Report: IG-0381 December 1, 1995 Audit of Management and Operating Contractor Overtime Costs Audit Report: IG-0381 (101.15 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0382

  20. Audit Report: IG-0375 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 Audit Report: IG-0375 June 20, 1995 Audit of the Department of Energy's Management of Precious Metals PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0375 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: ...

  1. Audit Report: IG-0376 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 Audit Report: IG-0376 August 2, 1995 Audit of Program Administration by the Office of Energy Research PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0376 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: ...

  2. 2015 Audit Plan | The Ames Laboratory

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    5 Audit Plan Document Number: NA Effective Date: 01

  3. 2016 Audit Plan | The Ames Laboratory

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    6 Audit Plan Document Number: NA Effective Date: 12

  4. Audit Report: IG-0559 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    agreement with WSMS beginning in Fiscal Year 1998. PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0559 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0460 Audit Report: ER-B-00-01 Audit Report: IG-0406

  5. Audit Report: IG-0460 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    and (2) performed cost-benefit analyses. PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0460 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: ER-B-00-01 Audit Report: WR-B-00-03 Audit Report: IG-0559

  6. Audit Report: IG-0494 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Resources Information System (CHRIS) in 1996. PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0494 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: OAS-L-06-14 Audit Report: ER-B-99-06 Audit Report: IG-0485...

  7. Audit Report: IG-0399 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Identification and Disposal of Nonessential Land PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0399 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: ER-B-97-03 Audit Report: IG-0502 Audit Report: IG-0514...

  8. Audit Report: IG-0382 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    2 Audit Report: IG-0382 December 1, 1995 Audit of the Department of Energy's Site Safeguards and Security Plans PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0382 More Documents & Publications Audit...

  9. Audit Report: IG-0771

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audit Services Security Over Personally Identifiable Information DOE/IG-0771 July 2007 Department of Energy 'Sv'ashinyton, DC 20585 J u l y 30, 2007 MEMORAhTDUM FOR FROM: inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Security over Personally Identifiable Information" Industry experts have reported that more than 100 million personal privacy records have been lost or stolen over the past two years, including

  10. Audit Report: OAS-L-11-02 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1-02 Audit Report: OAS-L-11-02 February 9, 2011 The Department of Energy's Energy Conservation Efforts The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) requires Federal agencies to apply energy efficiency measures to Federal buildings so that by Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, each agency's energy intensity is reduced by 30 percent from the baseline established in FY 2003. Energy intensity is calculated as the energy consumption in British Thermal Units (BTUs) per gross square foot of the Federal

  11. Disposal of low-level and low-level mixed waste: audit report

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    1998-09-03

    The Department of Energy (Department) is faced with the legacy of thousands of contaminated areas and buildings and large volumes of `backlog` waste requiring disposal. Waste management and environmental restoration activities have become central to the Department`s mission. One of the Department`s priorities is to clean up former nuclear weapons sites and find more effective and timely methods for disposing of nuclear waste. This audit focused on determining if the Department was disposing of low-level and low-level mixed waste in the most cost-effective manner.

  12. Better Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Better Buildings Better Buildings Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market energy teams SWAP buildings in San Francisco, CA Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market energy teams SWAP buildings in San Francisco, CA In the Better Buildings Challenge SWAP, brought to you by the U.S. Department of Energy, Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market - two industry giants at the top of their game in energy conservation - swap energy teams to conduct an energy audit and uncover energy savings at each other's

  13. 2017 Audit Plan | The Ames Laboratory

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    7 Audit Plan Version Number: NA Effective Date: 11/2016 File (public): PDF icon 2017_audit_plan.pdf

  14. U.S. Department of Energy - Guide to Financial Assistance - Audit

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Requirements for For-Profit Organizations | Department of Energy - Guide to Financial Assistance - Audit Requirements for For-Profit Organizations U.S. Department of Energy - Guide to Financial Assistance - Audit Requirements for For-Profit Organizations Policy Flash 2011-46, which was issued in association with the Office of Risk Management, provided the final audit guidance documents to assist for-profit recipients in complying with 10 CFR 600.316. In accordance with the recommendation

  15. Audit Report: IG-0407 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    7 Audit Report: IG-0407 June 17, 1997 Audit of the Department of Energy's Scientific and Technical Information Process Audit Report: IG-0407 (108.63 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: WR-B-02-02 Audit Report: IG-0826 Audit Report: IG-0526

  16. Audit Report: IG-0405 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 Audit Report: IG-0405 May 20, 1997 Audit of the Savannah River Site's Quality Control Program for Groundwater Sampling Audit Report: IG-0405 (58.79 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: WR-B-97-03 Audit Report: IG-0461 Audit Report: IG-0559

  17. Audit Report: OAS-M-14-07 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Specifically, for-profit recipients had not completed and submitted compliance audits as required by Federal regulations and payment restrictions were not put in place to address ...

  18. WPN 04-3: DOE-Approved Energy Audits for the Weatherization Assistance Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    To inform the network which states have had their energy audit procedures and priority lists re-approved by DOE as required every five years.

  19. WPN 03-4: DOE-Approved Energy Audits for the Weatherization Assistance Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    To inform the network which states have had their energy audit procedures and priority lists re-approved by DOE as required every five years.

  20. USDA Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants Informational Webinar

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Learn about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants. Attendees will hear about the program purposes and eligibility requirements.

  1. Barbara Stokes - Chief Audit Executive and Director of Internal Audit |

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    NREL Stokes - Chief Audit Executive and Director of Internal Audit A photo of Barbara Stokes. Barbara Stokes is the Chief Audit Executive and Director of Internal Audit for NREL and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC; she has served in this position since 2013. In her 20-plus years at NREL, Stokes has also served as the Chief Financial Officer and as an Alliance officer with responsibility for finance, treasury, accounting, pricing, financial business systems, and internal controls.

  2. Microsoft Word - Transmittal of Final Audit Report A-13-02, SRS-CCP.doc

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    DSM:MAG:13-1490:UFC 2300.00 Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office P.O. Box 3090 Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221 August 6, 2013 Mr. John E. Kieling, Chief Hazardous Waste Bureau New Mexico Environment Department 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 Subject: Transmittal of the Final Audit Report for Recertification Audit A-13-02, SRS/CCP Dear Mr. Kieling: This letter transmits the Final Audit Report for Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Recertification Audit A-13-02 of the

  3. Audits that Make a Difference

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    Malsbury, Judith

    1999-02-01

    This paper presents guidance on how to perform internal audits that get management's attention and result in effective corrective action. It assumes that the reader is already familiar with the basic constructs of auditing and knows how to perform them. Instead, it focuses on additional techniques that have proven to be effective in our internal auditing program. Examples using a theoretical audit of a calibration program are included.

  4. Winning a prudence audit

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    Shepherd, S.H. ); Quan, T.F. ); Carroll, D.W.T. )

    1989-11-01

    The greatest hazard that a utility faces from owning a nuclear power plant is not radiation--it is regulation. Retrospective prudence audits have been used by public utility commissions (PUCs) as a basis to disallow recovery of billions of dollars of nuclear plant construction costs. These disallowances have caused severe financial damage to many utilities. Although a final decision on rates has not been made, the Arizona Corporation Commission's (ACC's) auditor recently completed its examination of the construction costs of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (PVNGS). The auditor reported that PVNGS was prudently designed and constructed. It concluded that {approximately}1% of the project (approximately $60.2 million out of the plant's overall $5.9 billion cost) was unreasonably expended. The auditor also found that the project management team had actually saved ratepayers over $300 million through exceptional management actions. This is a resounding endorsement of the work of the staff and management of Arizona Public Service (APS), Bechtel, Combustion Engineering, the AFL-CIO, and the hundreds of suppliers and contractors that participated in the construction of PVNGS. It is also a much different result from that of other recent prudence audits. The history, strategy, planning, and conduct of the audit overcame the biases that had produced proposals for large disallowances on other good plants. This paper describes the efforts taken that promoted fair and balanced audit findings (although APS does not endorse all of the audit findings).

  5. ASSESSMENT REPORT Audit Coverage of Cost Allowability for Sandia

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... Sandia's Internal Audit (Internal Audit) and Contract Audit Departments are part of its Independent Audit, Ethics, and Business Conduct Center. Consistent with the Strategy, Sandia ...

  6. Environmental audit, Bonneville Power Administration, lower Columbia area

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    Not Available

    1990-11-01

    This report documents the results of the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Environmental Audit conducted by the DOE Headquarters Office of Environmental Audit within the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA's) Lower Columbia Area. The BPA facilities included in the Audit are the Ross Complex in Vancouver, Washington; the substations of North Bonneville, North Bonneville Annex, Camas, and Longview within the state of Washington; and the Acton and Troutdale Substations within the state of Oregon. The independent Audit was conducted by a team of professionals from DOE and contractors. The purpose of the Audit is to provide the Secretary of Energy, Admiral James D. Watkins, Ret., with the status of environmental programs within BPA's Lower Columbia Area. The Environmental Audit team identified 25 findings dealing with the lack of conformance with federal and state laws and regulations and DOE Orders, and 7 findings in which BMPs were not attained. Although all findings require corrective action, none required cessation of operations or reflect situations that present an immediate risk to public health or the environment. The Audit team noted inadequacies in PCB management included storage, labeling, reporting, and spill control. The most significant causal factors for the findings include lack of policy implementation throughout the Lower Columbia Area, inadequate training of personnel charged with environmental protection, lack of standard operating procedures for many programs, lack of reviews and appraisals, and an inaccurate perception of low risk for environmental concerns.

  7. Analysis of 2009 International Energy Conservation Code Requirements for Residential Buildings in Kansas City, Missouri

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    Lucas, Robert G.

    2011-09-30

    The 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) contains several major improvements in energy efficiency over the 2006 IECC. The notable changes are: (1) Improved duct sealing verified by testing the duct system; (2) Increased duct insulation; (3) Improvement of window U-factors from 0.40 to 0.35; and (4) Efficient lighting requirements. An analysis of these changes resulted in estimated annual energy cost savings of about $145 a year for an average new house. Construction cost increases are estimated at $655. Home owners will experience an annual cost savings of close to $100 a year because reduction to energy bills will more than compensate for increased mortgage payments and other costs.

  8. Audit Report: IG-0632 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 Audit Report: IG-0632 December 16, 2003 Modernization of Tritium Requirements Systems The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Secuirty Administration (NNSA) maintains the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile, of which tritium is a vital component. The tritium in certain weapon components must be periodically replaced due to decay. Since halting production in 1988, the Department has met its tritium requirements through a recycling process a tthe Savannah River Site. Hoewever, plans are in

  9. Audit Report: IG-0750 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    50 Audit Report: IG-0750 December 18, 2006 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Program to Oversee Hydroelectric Dams Pursuant to the Federal Power Act, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulates certain aspects of non-Federal hydroelectric dams. FERC is required to ensure the safety, stability. and integrity of these dams with the goal of protecting life, health, and property from, among other things, instances of sabotage and vandalism. To meet these requirements, FERC

  10. Supplemental Audit Services | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Supplemental Audit Services Supplemental Audit Services The Office of Procurement and Assistance Management (OPAM) awarded a contract for supplemental audit services on May 12,20 10. The purpose of this contract is to perform audit services in support of both financial assistance and contractual instrument awards department-wide. Although the focus of this contract is for auditing ARRA work, other non-ARRA auditing services may also be ordered. PF2010-57 Supplemental Audit Services (147.08 KB)

  11. Analysis of 2009 International Energy Conservation Code Requirements for Residential Buildings in Mesa, Arizona

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    Lucas, Robert G.

    2011-03-31

    The 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) contains several major improvements in energy efficiency over the 2006 IECC and the 2003 IECC. The notable changes are: (1) Improved duct sealing verified by testing the duct system; (2) Increased duct insulation; (3) Improvement of window U-factors from 0.40 to 0.35; and (4) Efficient lighting requirements. An analysis of these changes resulted in estimated annual energy cost savings of $145 a year for an average new house compared to the 2003 IECC. This energy cost saving decreases to $125 a year for the 2009 IECC compared to the 2006 IECC. Construction cost increases (per home) for complying with the 2009 IECC are estimated at $1256 relative to the 2003 IECC and $800 for 2006 IECC. Home owners will experience an annual cost savings of about $80 a year by complying with the 2009 IECC because reduction to energy bills will more than compensate for increased mortgage payments and other costs.

  12. Audit Report: DOE/IG-0838 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    38 Audit Report: DOE/IG-0838 September 3, 2010 Follow-up Audit on Retention and Management of the Department of Energy's Electronic Records The Department of Energy is required by statute (44 USC Chapter 31) to establish and maintain an effective records management program that comports with regulations established by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The Department's employees and contractors have increasingly relied on electronic mail (e-mail) and other electronic

  13. Audit Report: ER-FS-99-04

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    (8-89) EFG (07-90) United States Government Department of Energy Memorandum INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE The Government Management Reform Act of 1994 requires that audited financial statements covering all accounts and associated activities of the Department be submitted annually to the Office of Management and Budget. A Departmentwide audit of the consolidated Fiscal Year 1998 financial statements was conducted by examining internal controls, assessing compliance with laws and regulations,

  14. Audit Report: IG-0387 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    7 Audit Report: IG-0387 March 22, 1996 Report on Audit of Architect and Engineering Costs at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Audit Report: IG-0387 (87.28 KB) More Documents & Publications Semiannual Report to Congress: October 1, 1995 - March 31, 1996 Audit Report: IG-0424 Audit Report: WR-B-97-0

  15. Audit Report: IG-0702 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 Audit Report: IG-0702 September 30, 2005 Use of Performance Based Incentives by the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Audit Report: IG-0702 (487.45 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0736 Audit Report: IG-0863 Audit Report: IG-0412

  16. Audit Report: IG-0743 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Audit Report: IG-0743 October 18, 2006 Remediation of the Waste Burial Grounds at the Hanford Site Audit Report: IG-0743 (671.95 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Letter Report: OAS-L-08-07 Audit Report: OAS-RA-L-11-08 Audit Report: IG-0624

  17. Audit Report: IG-0403 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Audit Report: IG-0403 May 2, 1997 Audit of the Use of Intra-Departmental Requisitions Audit Report: IG-0403 (93.93 KB) More Documents & Publications Semiannual Report to Congress: April 1 - September 30, 1997 Audit Report: OAS-M-04-06 Audit Report: WR-B-05-07

  18. Planned Audits and Inspections CENTRAL REGION * Followup on Southwestern Power Administration's Critical Asset Protection (Audit)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Year 2017 Planned Audits and Inspections CENTRAL REGION * Followup on Southwestern Power Administration's Critical Asset Protection (Audit) * Followup on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Dam Safety Program (Audit) * Consolidation of the Department of Energy's Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (Audit) * Followup on the Department of Energy's Protective Force Training and Capabilities (Audit) * Implementation of the Department of Energy's Project Management Initiatives (Audit) *

  19. Audit Report: CR-B-97-03 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Audit Report: CR-B-97-03 May 6, 1997 Followup Audit on the Procurement of Support Services for the Energy Information Administration Audit Report: CR-B-97-03 (58.94 KB) More Documents & Publications Aligning Contract Incentives & Contract Mgt Trends - David Leotta, Director, Office of Contract Management, OAPM ACQUISITION GUIDE CHAPTER 42.101: AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTS Acquisition Guide Chapter 16.1 - General Guide to Contract Types for Requirements

  20. Audit Report: CR-FS-99-01 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    9-01 Audit Report: CR-FS-99-01 June 15, 1999 Management Report Audit of the Department of Energy's Consolidated Financial Statements for Fiscal Year 1998 As required by the Government Management Reform Act of 1994, we audited the U.S. Department of Energy's (Department) consolidated financial statements as of and for the years ended September 30, 1998 and 1997 to determine whether they presented fairly, in all material respects, the Department's financial position, net cost, changes in net

  1. Audit Report: OAS-FS-14-03 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Audit Report: OAS-FS-14-03 December 12, 2013 Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 2013 Consolidated Financial Statements Pursuant to requirements established by the Government Management Reform Act of 1994, the Office of Inspector General engaged the independent public accounting firm of KPMG, LLP (KPMG) to perform the audit of the Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 2013 Consolidated Financial Statements. KPMG audited the consolidated financial statements of the Department as of September 30,

  2. Audit Report: OAS-L-10-09 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    9 Audit Report: OAS-L-10-09 September 30, 2010 Subcontract Auditing at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore's contract incorporated Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation clauses 970.5232-3 and 970.5244-1 that required Livermore to provide for periodic post-award audits of cost-reimbursement subcontractors and subcontracts where costs incurred are a factor in determining the amount payable. To ensure the integrity and reliability of contractor cost data, the Office of Inspector

  3. Audit Report: OAI-FS-16-01 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1 Audit Report: OAI-FS-16-01 November 16, 2015 Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 2015 Consolidated Financial Statements Pursuant to requirements established by the Government Management Reform Act of 1994, the Office of Inspector General engaged the independent public accounting firm of KPMG LLP (KPMG) to perform the audit of the Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 2015 Consolidated Financial Statements. KPMG audited the consolidated financial statements of the Department as of September 30,

  4. Audit Report: OAI-FS-17-02 | Department of Energy

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    OAI-FS-17-02 Audit Report: OAI-FS-17-02 November 15, 2016 Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 2016 Consolidated Financial Statements Pursuant to requirements established by the Government Management Reform Act of 1994, the Office of Inspector General engaged the independent public accounting firm of KPMG LLP (KPMG) to perform the audit of the Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 2016 Consolidated Financial Statements. KPMG audited the consolidated financial statements of the Department as of

  5. AUDIT REPORT: OAS-L-13-10 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    AUDIT REPORT: OAS-L-13-10 AUDIT REPORT: OAS-L-13-10 June 24, 2013 Fiscal Year 2011 Audit of the Work Performed Under the Work for Others Program at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory The Office of Inspector General contracted with an independent certified public accounting firm, KPMG, LLC (KPMG) to determine whether Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley) met the internal control and compliance requirements established by the Department to achieve the current goals and objectives

  6. Audit Report: OAS-FS-11-01 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1 Audit Report: OAS-FS-11-01 November 12, 2010 Report on the Department of Energy's Fiscal Year2010 Consolidated Financial Statements This is to inform you that the audit of the Department of Energy's (Department) Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Consolidated Financial Statements has resulted in an unqualified audit opinion. Pursuant to requirements established by the Government Management Reform Act of 1994, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) engaged the independent public accounting firm of KPMG LLP

  7. Audit Report: IG-0728 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    More Documents & Publications Audit Report VEHICLE FLEET MANAGEMENT AT THE IDAHO NATIONALENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY, WR-B-99-02 Audit Report: WR-B-01-01 Audit Report: ...

  8. Audit Report: IG-0523 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Audit Report: IG-0523 September 17, 2001 Sandia National Laboratories Personal Property Accountability The Department of Energy (Department) requires its contractors to track accountable property from acquisition to final disposition. In this regard, Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) is responsible for significant quantities of Department-owned personal property. This personal property, which is defined as property of any kind, excluding real estate and permanent fixtures, is located at

  9. Audit Report: IG-0535 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 Audit Report: IG-0535 December 18, 2001 Management of the Stockpile Surveillance Program's Significant Finding Investigations A prime purpose of the Department of Energy's (Department) Stockpile Stewardship Program is to maintain a "high confidence" in the nuclear weapons stockpile so that the Department can certify to the President that there is no need to resume underground testing. To fulfill the responsibility for the annual reporting and certification requirement, the Directors

  10. Audit Report: IG-0565 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 Audit Report: IG-0565 August 27, 2002 Salt Processing Project at the Savannah River Site As a result of Cold War weapons production, the Department of Energy accumulated millions of gallons of high-level waste that now require treatment and final disposal. At the Department's Savannah River Site, there are approximately 38 million gallons of high-level waste, including 35 million gallons of salt waste and 3 million gallons of sludge. To treat the salt waste, the Department originally planned

  11. Audit Report: IG-0627 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    7 Audit Report: IG-0627 November 24, 2003 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Performance Management The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, as an independent, five-member body, regulates certain aspects of the oil, natural gas, and electricity industries, and licenses hydroelectric projects. As required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, the Commission developed performance goals in four major areas to help guide mission accomplishment: Energy Infrastructure,

  12. Audit Report: IG-0631 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1 Audit Report: IG-0631 December 12, 2003 Implementation of Indications, Warning, Analysis and Reporting Capability A significant number of the Department of Energy (Department) sites were not taking appropriate action to report computer attacks, probes, or compromises. Specifically, computer incidents were not always being reported to the Computer Incident Advisory Capability (CIAC) as required by Departmental guidance. Office of Inspector General Technology Crimes Section (Technology Crimes)

  13. Audit Report: IG-0661 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1 Audit Report: IG-0661 September 14, 2004 National Security Laboratories' Annual Reporting of the Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Assessment In 1995, the President established an annual assessment and reporting requirement designed to help ensure that nuclear weapons remain sfe and reliable without underground testing. This process, the Annual Stockpile Assessment, was codified by the Congress as part of the Fiscal Year 2003 National Defense of Energy, in conjuction with the Nuclear Weapon Council

  14. Audit Report: IG-0710 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    10 Audit Report: IG-0710 November 17, 2005 Management of Facility Contractors Assigned to the Washington, D.C. Area Although specifically required by existing policy, program officials from various Department of Energy (Department) organizations did not always adequately justify the need for initial or extended assignments of facility contractor employees to the Washington, D.C. area. Justifications were either not prepared or did not adequately consider alternatives, costs, or fully validate

  15. Audit Report: IG-0781 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1 Audit Report: IG-0781 November 6, 2007 Continuity of Operations at Bonneville Power Administration In the event of a major disruption to its nonnal operations, Bonneville must be prepared to continue its essential functions, particularly its power scheduling, tra~lsmission scheduling, and system operations. In this regard, Bonneville is required to follow Federal Preparedness Circular 65 (FPC 65), as prescribed by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency. Under

  16. Audit Report: IG-0595 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers

    3 Audit Report: IG-0493 February 9, 2001 Internet Privacy Recently enacted appropriations law required agency Inspectors General to report within 60 days on the collection of information about individuals accessing agency web sites. With limited exceptions, the Department of Energy is prohibited from collecting personal information from individuals accessing its public web sites, and must post conspicuous privacy notices containing clear and unambiguous explanations of any permissible data

  17. Audit Report: IG-0436 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 Audit Report: IG-0436 January 19, 1999 The U.S. Department of Energy's Procurement and Assistance Data System The Procurement and Assistance Data System (PADS) is the Department's official computerized system maintained to collect, track, and report Department of Energy procurement and financial assistance actions. The system stores information used to (1) monitor procurement and financial assistance processes, awards, and administration; (2) provide required recurring reports to the Office of

  18. Audit Report: IG-0458 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    8 Audit Report: IG-0458 February 15, 2000 In-Vitro Bioassay Services at Department of Energy Facilities Federal regulations require that routine bioassay programs be established for workers likely to receive internal radiation doses. Bioassay programs determine kinds, quantities, or concentrations, and, in some cases, locations of radioactive material in the body. The Department of Energy's (Department) bioassay programs consist of two parts. In-vivo (inside the body) measurements include

  19. Audit Report: IG-0493 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Audit Report: IG-0493 February 9, 2001 Internet Privacy Recently enacted appropriations law required agency Inspectors General to report within 60 days on the collection of information about individuals accessing agency web sites. With limited exceptions, the Department of Energy is prohibited from collecting personal information from individuals accessing its public web sites, and must post conspicuous privacy notices containing clear and unambiguous explanations of any permissible data

  20. Audit Report: IG-0518 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    8 Audit Report: IG-0518 August 30, 2001 Evaluation of Classified Information Systems Security Program All information processed, transmitted, stored, or disseminated by or on behalf of the Department of Energy (Department) on automated information systems requires some level of protection. The loss or compromise of information entrusted to the Department or its contractors may affect the nation's economic competitive position, the environment, national security, Department missions, or citizens

  1. Audit Report: IG-0586 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 Audit Report: IG-0586 February 21, 2003 Information System Development Practices at the Bonneville and Western Area Power Administrations Our review of 11 major projects (see Appendix 1) disclosed that information systems development activities were not always consistent with Federal requirements or guidance. We found development problems with nine of the projects. For example: * Key planning activities such as cost-benefit analyses had not been performed for eight of the projects we reviewed;

  2. Audit Report: IG-0690 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    90 Audit Report: IG-0690 May 20, 2005 Contractor Post-Retirement Health Benefits at the Oak Ridge Reservation The Department of Energy (Department), including the National Requirements Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), was inconsistent in its reimbursement for contractor post-retirement health benefit costs. Further, as a result of these inconsistencies, contractors were reimbursed for unreasonable costs. Specifically, while NNSA reimbursed BWXT Y-12, LLC (BWXT Y-12) for the

  3. Audit Report: IG-0752 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 Audit Report: IG-0752 January 3, 2007 Certification and Accreditation of Unclassified Information Systems Information systems are essential to accomplishing the Department of Energy's environmental, energy, and national security-related missions. Actions to protect these systems from increasingly sophisticated attacks have become critically important to the Department and each of its subordinate organizations. The certification and accreditation (C&A) process, required by Federal law and

  4. Audit Report: IG-0815 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 Audit Report: IG-0815 May 6, 2009 Office of Secure Transportation DC-9 Aircraft Refurbishment The National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Office of Secure Transportation (OST) maintains a fleet of seven aircraft to transport sensitive items, equipment and security personnel. Based on increasing requirements for transporting components and security personnel, OST decided to add a heavy transport aircraft to meet the Department's weapons surety and emergency response missions. In 2004,

  5. Audit Report: IG-0818 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    8 Audit Report: IG-0818 August 4, 2009 Protection of the Department of Energy's Unclassified Sensitive Electronic Information The Department of Energy and its contractors store and process massive quantities of sensitive information to accomplish national security, energy, science, and environmental missions. Sensitive unclassified data, such as personally identifiable information (PII), official use only, and unclassified controlled nuclear information require special handling and protection to

  6. Audit Report: IG-0866 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 Audit Report: IG-0866 May 31, 2012 Integrated Safety Management at Sandia National Laboratories In 1996, the Department of Energy established an Integrated Safety Management (ISM) system intended to prevent or reduce occupational injuries, illnesses and accidents by providing safe and healthy workplaces. As part of ISM, the Department requires its facility contractors, such as Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia), to define work processes, enhance safety, and hold managers responsible for

  7. Audit Report: IG-0799 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    9 Audit Report: IG-0799 July 31, 2008 Sandia National Laboratories Nuclear Weapons Safety Program (U) The following is an unclassified summary of the classified Audit Report on "Sandia National Laboratories Nuclear Weapons Safety Program (DOE/IG-0799, July 31, 2008) Topic: National Security and Safety Audit Report: IG-0799 (31 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: OAI-M-16-16 Audit Report: OAS-L-13-13 Audit Report: IG-0866

  8. Audit Report: IG-0740

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    National Nuclear Security Administration's B61 Spin Rocket Motor Project DOE/IG-0740 September 2006 Department of Energy Washington, DC 2 0 5 8 5 September 26, 2006 MEMORANDURI FOR FROM: 1nspictor General SUBJECT INFORMATION: Audit Report on "The National Nuclear Security Administration's B61 Spin Rocket Motor Project" BACKGROUND The Department cf Energy's Sandia National Laboratories are refurbishing the Spin Rocket Motor, a 1:rime component of the B61 nuclear weapon system. Both the

  9. Audit Report: IG-0749

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy, Science, and Environment Sites' Implementation of the Design Basis Threat DOE/IG-0749 December 2006 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 December 14, 2006 MEMORANDUM FOR .13HEfiECREJARY 4 - Crregor . Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "'I'he Department's Energy, Science, and Environment Sites' Implenneritation of the Design Basis Threat" BACKGROUND 'Phe Department of Energy uses the "Design Basis Threat" (DBT) process to guide and

  10. Audit Report: IG-0750

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Program to Oversee Hydroelectric Dams DOE/IG-0750 December 2006 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 December 18, 2006 MEMORANDUM FOR THE CHAIRMAN, FEDERAL ENERGY FROM: Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Program to Oversee Hydroelectric Dams" BACKGROUND Pursuant to the Federal Power Act, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulates certain aspects of non-Federal

  11. Audit Report: IG-0779

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Selected Aspects of the East Tennessee Technology Park's Security Clearance Retention Process DOE/IG-0779 October 2007 Department of Energy Washington, DC 2 0 5 8 5 October 18, 2007 MEMORANDUM FOR THE% SECRETARY FROM: Inspector General SUB.1 ECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Selected Aspects of the East Tennessee Technology Park's Security Clearance Retention Process" BACKGROUND The Department of Energy uses a formal process of security clearances to help prevent unauthorized access

  12. Audit Report: IG-0783

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Beryllium Surface Contamination at the Y-12 National Security Complex DOE/IG-0783 December 2007 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 December 1 7 , 2007 MEMORANDUM FOR TI4 SECRETARY FROM: Gregory &- H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Beryllium Surface Contamination at the Y- 12 National Security Complex" INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE Since the 1950s, beryllium processing has been an important part of the mission of the Department of Energy's Y-

  13. Audit Report: IG-0786

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy's Receipt of Royalty Oil DOE/IG-0786 January 2008 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 January 4 , 2008 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: reg y . rledman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on the "Department of Energy's Receipt of Royalty Oil" BACKGROUND The Department of Energy's Strategic Petroleum Reserve is a critical component of this Nation's energy security strategy. Established in 1975 in the aftermath of the oil embargo, the Reserve

  14. Audit Report: IG-0805

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Practice at the Southeastern, Southwestern, and Western Area Power Administrations DOE/IG-0805 November 2008 Department of Energy Washington, DC 2 0 5 8 5 November 2 0 , 2008 MEMORANDUM FOR FROM: lnspector General SUBJECT: Audit Report on "Cyber Security Risk Management Practices at the Southeastern, Southwestern, and Western Area Power Administrations" BACKGROUND The Southeastern, Southwestern, and Western Area Power Administrations provide electrical power to customers in 29 states.

  15. Audit Report: IG-0807

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Practices at the Bonneville Power Administration DOE/IG-0807 December 2008 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 December 9, 2 0 0 8 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Inspector General SUBJECT: Audit Report on "Cyber Security Risk Management Practices at the Bonneville Power Administration" BACKGROUND The Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) provides electrical power to millions of custoniers in eight states in the Pacific Northwest. To support this critical function,

  16. Routine environmental audit of the Sandia National Laboratories, California, Livermore, California

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    Not Available

    1994-03-01

    This report documents the results of the Routine Environmental Audit of the Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California (SNL/CA). During this audit the activities the Audit Team conducted included reviews of internal documents and reports from preview audits and assessments; interviews with US Department of Energy (DOE), State of California regulators, and contractor personnel; and inspections and observations of selected facilities and operations. The onsite portion of the audit was conducted from February 22 through March 4, 1994, by the DOE Office of Environmental Audit (EH-24), located within the Office of Environment, Safety, and Health (EH). The audit evaluated the status of programs to ensure compliance with Federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations; compliance with DOE Orders, guidance, and directives; and conformance with accepted industry practices and standards of performance. The audit also evaluated the status and adequacy of the management systems developed to address environmental requirements. The audit`s functional scope was comprehensive and included all areas of environmental management and a programmatic evaluation of NEPA and inactive waste sites.

  17. Energy Audits | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Audits Energy Audits September 9, 2008 - 11:30am Addthis John Lippert What does this mean for me? Energy audits can help you determine whether your home wastes energy, and pinpoint where energy is lost -- so you can evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient. Autumn officially begins soon, and with it comes cooler weather and fewer hours of daylight. Fall is a great time to start thinking of a home energy audit so that you can prepare your home for winter, saving

  18. Financial, Audits, and Contracts Services

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Office of Legacy Management’s (LM) Financial, Audits, and Contracts Services (FACS) Team performs the following management functions:

  19. Environmental Compliance Audit& Assessment Program Manual

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Thorson, Patrick; Baskin, David; Borglin, Ned; Fox, Robert; Wahl, Linnea; Hatayama, Howard; Pauer, Ronald

    2009-03-13

    This document describes the elements, schedule, roles, and responsibilities of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Environmental Compliance Audit & Assessment Program (ECAAP). The ECAAP has been developed to meet the requirements of DOE Order 450.1A,1 and Executive Order 13423.2 These referenced Orders stipulate that government agencies must develop environmental compliance audit programs to monitor and improve compliance with environmental regulations. As stated specifically in the DOE Order, as a part of a DOE facility's Environmental Management System (EMS), 'An environmental compliance audit and review program that identifies compliance deficiencies and root causes of non-compliance' shall be developed and implemented. The ECAAP has also been developed to satisfy LBNL's institutional technical assurance assessment requirements promulgated in the Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) Self-Assessment Program (LBNL/PUB-5344) and described by the ES&H Technical Assurance Program (TAP) Manual (LBNL/PUB-913E). The ES&H TAP Manual provides the framework for systematic reviews of ES&H programs with the intent to provide assurance that these programs comply with their guiding regulations, are effective, and are properly implemented. As required by the DOE and Executive Orders and by LBNL's TAP, the goal of the ECAAP is to identify environmental regulatory compliance deficiencies and to determine their respective causes. The ECAAP then provides a means of correcting any deficiencies identified, and leads to continually improving environmental compliance performance.

  20. Increasing Federal Office Building Water Efficiency, Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2010-04-01

    Quick guide to increasing Federal office building water efficiency, water management planning, performing a water audit, calculating a water balance, and best management practices.

  1. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In 2006 Iowa enacted H.F. 2361, requiring the State Building Commissioner to adopt energy conservation requirements based on a nationally recognized building energy code. The State Building Code...

  2. Audit Report: IG-0483 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Audit Report: IG-0483 September 22, 2000 The Department's "Implementation of ... The objective of our audit was to determine whether the Department's implementation of PDD ...

  3. Audit Report: IG-0416 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 Audit Report: IG-0416 December 23, 1997 Audit of Support Services Subcontracts at Argonne National Laboratory Departmental policy prohibits the use of subcontracts awarded by ...

  4. Audit Report: IG-0512 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of this audit was to determine whether the Department has been able to recruit and retain scientific and technical personnel. PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0512 More Documents &...

  5. Audit Report: IG-0379 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    9 Audit Report: IG-0379 September 8, 1995 Report on Audit of Bonneville Power ... More Documents & Publications EIS-0162: Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0145: ...

  6. Audit Report: IG-0863 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Topic: Environmental Cleanup PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0863 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0894 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization ...

  7. Audit Report: IG-0411 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    August 13, 1997 Audit of the Contractor Incentive Programs at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0411 More Documents & Publications John C. ...

  8. Audit Report: IG-0789 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    9 Audit Report: IG-0789 March 13, 2008 Audit Report on Management of the Department's Publicly Accessible Websites The Department of Energy and its prime contractors operate...

  9. BESTEST-EX | Buildings | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    BESTEST-EX The Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) is a method for testing home energy audit software and associated calibration methods. BESTEST-EX is one of the tools supporting energy analysis software development, created by NREL on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Background Residential buildings in the United States accounted for about 22% of national annual primary energy consumption in 2008, according to DOE's Buildings Energy Data Book. Reducing

  10. Building Technologies Office | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers

    Better Buildings Better Buildings Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market energy teams SWAP buildings in San Francisco, CA Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market energy teams SWAP buildings in San Francisco, CA In the Better Buildings Challenge SWAP, brought to you by the U.S. Department of Energy, Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market - two industry giants at the top of their game in energy conservation - swap energy teams to conduct an energy audit and uncover energy savings at each other's

  11. Need for Systematic Retrofit Analysis in Multifamily Buildings

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    Malhotra, Mini; Im, Piljae

    2014-01-01

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

  12. Internal Audit | The Ames Laboratory

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Internal Audit Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. For information, contact: Fran Dunshee, 515-294-8098 dunshee@ameslab.gov

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

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

    2011-03-01

    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.

  14. Audit Report: IG-0388 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    8 Audit Report: IG-0388 April 4, 1996 Audit of Internal Controls Over Special Nuclear Materials Audit Report: IG-0388 (18.38 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0384 Inspection Report: IG-0383 Audit Letter Report: OAS-L-09-1

  15. Audit Report: IG-0409 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    9 Audit Report: IG-0409 June 25, 1997 Audit of the Western Area Power Administration's Contract with Basin Electric Power Cooperative Audit Report: IG-0409 (62.48 KB) More Documents & Publications Semiannual Report to Congress: April 1 - September 30, 1997 Project Development and Finance Course Curriculum Terminology Guide Audit Report: OAI-FS-16-07

  16. 2014 Audit Plan | The Ames Laboratory

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    4 Audit Plan Document Number: NA Effective Date: 01/2014

  17. Audit Implementation Design Plan | The Ames Laboratory

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Audit Implementation Design Plan Document Number: NA Effective Date: 08/2014

  18. Hazardous Waste Management - University of California style, part II: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's joint venture TSDF Audit Program

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    Pearson, H E

    1998-07-22

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL's) management assigned the responsibility of conducting TSDF audits to the Waste Certification Office in August of 1994. Prior to this date, there was no mandate for LLNL to audit waste facilities, nor was there a structured program in place for conducting the audits Program development took approximately 10 months. This included writing a TSDF Audit Procedure, writing a Quality Assurance (QA) Plan, developing the required audit check lists, and using the documentation on a trial basis. A typical TSDF audit lasted one full day using three hazardous waste specialists The QA Plan is based on the quality assurance and management system requirements of DOE Order 5700.6C (Quality Assurance) and ASME NQA-1 (Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facilities).

  19. Energy Audit and Retro-Commissioning Policies for Public and Commercial

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Buildings | Department of Energy Retro-Commissioning Policies for Public and Commercial Buildings More Documents & Publications ENERGY STAR Guide to Retro-Commissioning Including Retro-Commissioning in Federal Energy Savings Performance Contracts Example Retro-Commissioning Scope of Work to Include Services as Part of an ESPC Investment-Grade Audit

  20. Best Management Practice #3: Distribution System Audits, Leak...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3: Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair Best Management Practice 3: Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair A distribution system audit, or leak ...

  1. Agenda: Investment-Grade Audit Review Workshop | Department of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Agenda: Investment-Grade Audit Review Workshop Agenda: Investment-Grade Audit Review Workshop Document offers the standard agenda for the investment-grade audit review workshop. ...

  2. Agenda: Investment-Grade Audit Midpoint Review Meeting | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Investment-Grade Audit Midpoint Review Meeting Agenda: Investment-Grade Audit Midpoint Review Meeting Standard agenda for investment-grade audit midpoint review meeting. Download ...

  3. Model Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Energy Efficiency Building Performance Standards (EEBPS) are statewide minimum requirements that all new construction and additions to existing buildings must satisfy. Exceptions include...

  4. Buildings | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    work, live, learn, govern, heal, worship, and play in buildings-and they require enormous energy resources. Related Links Buildings Gateway Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgw...

  5. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Connecticut Office of the State Building Inspector establishes and enforces building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and energy code requirements by reviewing, developing, adopting and...

  6. Professional Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Weatherize » Home Energy Audits » Professional Home Energy Audits Professional Home Energy Audits Upgrades following an energy audit can save you money and improve the comfort of your home. Upgrades following an energy audit can save you money and improve the comfort of your home. Professional energy assessments generally go into great detail to assess your home's energy use. The energy auditor will do a room-by-room examination of the residence, as well as a thorough examination of past

  7. Laboratory Building.

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    Herrera, Joshua M.

    2015-03-01

    This report is an analysis of the means of egress and life safety requirements for the laboratory building. The building is located at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in Albuquerque, NM. The report includes a prescriptive-based analysis as well as a performance-based analysis. Following the analysis are appendices which contain maps of the laboratory building used throughout the analysis. The top of all the maps is assumed to be north.

  8. Audit Letter Report: OAS-L-09-12 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 Audit Letter Report: OAS-L-09-12 July 23, 2009 Agreed-Upon Procedures for Federal Payroll The Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 07-04 (Bulletin), "Audit Requirements for Federal Financial Statements," dated September 4, 2007, amended august 25, 2008, requires an annual audit of civilian payroll of executive departments and other Government agencies. Auditors are required to follow the agreed-upon procedures in Section 11 of the Bulletin to assess the reasonableness of life

  9. Audit Report: DOE/IG-0854 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 Audit Report: DOE/IG-0854 July 13, 2011 The Department of Energy's K-25 Building Decontamination and Decommissioning Project The East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), formerly the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant, began operation during World War II as part of the Manhattan Project. As the Department of Energy's missions changed, operations at the Plant ceased and the Department began a massive environmental remediation effort with completion anticipated in 2016. In 2001, the Department

  10. LPG odorization with an audit trail

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    Astala, A.A.

    1995-12-01

    In this article I have tried to cover a very broad subject in a very limited time while only touching on a few of the ways you could odorize LPG and have an audit trail. I would recommend that if you are interested in this type of odorizing for LPG, you contact your odorant manufacturer and two or three odorant equipment manufacturers and talk to them about what you would like and get their recommendations. By talking to more then one manufacturer you may want to incorporate the ideals of two or three manufacturers into your odorant system to have a system that meets all your needs and requirements.

  11. Audit Report: OAS-L-08-16

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    IDOE F 1325 8 (08.93) United States Government Department of Energy Memorandum DATE. August 18, 2008 Audit Report Number: OAS-L-08- 16 REPLY TO ATTN OF IG-34 (A08FN008) SUBJECT Report on "Agreed-lJpon Procedures for Federal Payroll" TO Director, Office of Human Capital Management, HC- I Director, Policy and Internal Controls Management, NA-66 INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE The Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 07-04 (Bulletin), "Audit Requirements for Federal Financial

  12. Computer assisted audit techniques for UNIX (UNIX-CAATS)

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    Polk, W.T.

    1991-12-31

    Federal and DOE regulations impose specific requirements for internal controls of computer systems. These controls include adequate separation of duties and sufficient controls for access of system and data. The DOE Inspector General`s Office has the responsibility to examine internal controls, as well as efficient use of computer system resources. As a result, DOE supported NIST development of computer assisted audit techniques to examine BSD UNIX computers (UNIX-CAATS). These systems were selected due to the increasing number of UNIX workstations in use within DOE. This paper describes the design and development of these techniques, as well as the results of testing at NIST and the first audit at a DOE site. UNIX-CAATS consists of tools which examine security of passwords, file systems, and network access. In addition, a tool was developed to examine efficiency of disk utilization. Test results at NIST indicated inadequate password management, as well as weak network resource controls. File system security was considered adequate. Audit results at a DOE site indicated weak password management and inefficient disk utilization. During the audit, we also found improvements to UNIX-CAATS were needed when applied to large systems. NIST plans to enhance the techniques developed for DOE/IG in future work. This future work would leverage currently available tools, along with needed enhancements. These enhancements would enable DOE/IG to audit large systems, such as supercomputers.

  13. Computer assisted audit techniques for UNIX (UNIX-CAATS)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Polk, W.T.

    1991-01-01

    Federal and DOE regulations impose specific requirements for internal controls of computer systems. These controls include adequate separation of duties and sufficient controls for access of system and data. The DOE Inspector General's Office has the responsibility to examine internal controls, as well as efficient use of computer system resources. As a result, DOE supported NIST development of computer assisted audit techniques to examine BSD UNIX computers (UNIX-CAATS). These systems were selected due to the increasing number of UNIX workstations in use within DOE. This paper describes the design and development of these techniques, as well as the results of testing at NIST and the first audit at a DOE site. UNIX-CAATS consists of tools which examine security of passwords, file systems, and network access. In addition, a tool was developed to examine efficiency of disk utilization. Test results at NIST indicated inadequate password management, as well as weak network resource controls. File system security was considered adequate. Audit results at a DOE site indicated weak password management and inefficient disk utilization. During the audit, we also found improvements to UNIX-CAATS were needed when applied to large systems. NIST plans to enhance the techniques developed for DOE/IG in future work. This future work would leverage currently available tools, along with needed enhancements. These enhancements would enable DOE/IG to audit large systems, such as supercomputers.

  14. Audit Report: OAS-L-10-01 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1 Audit Report: OAS-L-10-01 January 8, 2010 Seismic Design of Nuclear Facilities within the Department of Energy The Department of Energy (Department) is required by Federal law...

  15. Audit Report: ER-B-99-07 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    7 Audit Report: ER-B-99-07 May 4, 1999 Maintenance Activities at the Y-12 Plant Department of Energy (Department) policy requires the use of performance measures to assess the...

  16. WPN 05-5: DOE-Approved Energy Audits for the Weatherization Assistance Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    To inform the network which states have had their energy audit procedures and priority lists re-approved by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as required every five years.

  17. BPD Webinar: Analyze Building Energy Data, Understand Market...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... Building Sync is a standard format for commercial audits. Many of you may be familiar with Green Button for energy data. So the idea is there's this big dictionary but you don't ...

  18. Routine environment audit of the Kansas City Plant, Kansas City, Missouri

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1994-11-01

    This report documents the results of the routine environmental audit of the Kansas City Plant, Kansas City, Missouri. During this audit the activities the audit team conducted included reviews of internal documents and reports from previous audits and assessments; interviews with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and contractor personnel; and inspections and observations of selected facilities and operations. The onsite portion of the audit was conducted October 24-November 4, 1994, by the DOE Office of Environmental Audit (EH-24), located within the Office of Environment, Safety, and Health (EH). DOE 5482.1 B, {open_quotes}Environment, Safety, and Health Appraisal Program,{close_quotes} establishes the mission of EH-24, which is to provide comprehensive, independent oversight of Department-wide environmental programs on behalf of the Secretary of Energy. The ultimate goal of EH-24 is enhancement of environmental protection and minimization of risk to public health and the environment. EH-24 accomplishes its mission by conducting systematic and periodic evaluations of the Department`s environmental programs within line organizations and by using supplemental activities that strengthen self-assessment and oversight functions within program, field, and contractor organizations. The audit evaluated the status of programs to ensure compliance with Federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations; compliance with DOE Orders, guidance, and directives; and conformance with accepted industry practices and standards of performance. The audit also evaluated the status and adequacy of the management systems developed to address environmental requirements.

  19. Routine environmental audit of the Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1994-09-01

    This report documents the results of the routine environmental audit of the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12 Plant), Anderson County, Tennessee. During this audit, the activities conducted by the audit team included reviews of internal documents and reports from previous audits and assessments; interviews with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), State of Tennessee regulatory, and contractor personnel; and inspections and observations of selected facilities and operations. The onsite portion of the audit was conducted August 22-September 2, 1994, by the DOE Office of Environmental Audit (EH-24), located within the Office of Environment, Safety and Health (EH). DOE 5482.1 B, {open_quotes}Environment, Safety, and Health Appraisal Program,{close_quotes} establishes the mission of EH-24 to provide comprehensive, independent oversight of DOE environmental programs on behalf of the Secretary of Energy. The ultimate goal of EH-24 is enhancement of environmental protection and minimization of risk to public health and the environment. EH-24 accomplishes its mission by conducting systematic and periodic evaluations of DOE`s environmental programs within line organizations, and by using supplemental activities that strengthen self-assessment and oversight functions within program, field, and contractor organizations. The audit evaluated the status of programs to ensure compliance with Federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations; compliance with DOE Orders, guidance, and directives; and conformance with accepted industry practices and standards of performance. The audit also evaluated the status and adequacy of the management systems developed to address environmental requirements.

  20. Semiannual report to Congress on Inspector General audit reports, April 1--September 30, 1996

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1996-11-01

    This is the Secretary of Energy`s fifteenth Semiannual Report to Congress submitted under the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended. Pursuant to the Inspector General Act Amendments of 1988 (Public Law 100-504), agency heads are to report to Congress on the status of final action taken on audit report recommendations. This report complements a report prepared by the Department`s Office of Inspector General that provides information on audit reports issued during the period and on the status of management decisions made on Inspector General audit reports. During the period covered by this report, April 1, 1996, through September 30, 1996, the Department took final action on 34 operational, financial, and preaward audit reports. At the end of the period 87 reports awaited final action. Final action was taken on seven contract and financial assistance audits, leaving two reports requiring final action at the end of the period. This report has three sections. The first section outlines significant audit resolution and followup accomplishments achieved by the Department during the reporting period. The second section contains the statistical tables that illustrate the status of final action on Inspector Generator audit reports. The third lists the audit reports that are one year or more past management decision and have not completed final action. This section also provides the status of corrective action on each of these reports.

  1. Semiannual report to Congress on Inspector General audit reports: October 1, 1995--March 31, 1996

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1996-05-01

    This is the Secretary of Energy`s fourteenth Semiannual Report to Congress submitted under the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended. Pursuant to the Inspector General Act Amendments of 1988 (Public Law 100-504), agency heads are to report to Congress on the status of final action taken on audit report recommendations. This report complements a report prepared by the Department`s Office of Inspector General that provides information on audit reports issued during the period and on the status of management decisions made on Inspector General audit reports. During the period covered by this report, October 1, 1995, through March 31, 1996, the Department took final action on 35 operational, financial, and preaward audit reports. At the end of the period 92 reports awaited final action. Final action was taken on two contract and financial assistance audits, leaving two reports requiring final action at the end of the period. This report has three sections. The first section outlines significant audit resolution and followup accomplishments achieved by the Department during the reporting period. The second section contains the statistical tables that illustrate the status of final action on Inspector General audit reports. The third lists the audit reports that are one year or more past management decision and have not completed final action. This section also provides the status of corrective actions on each of these reports.

  2. Energy use and engineering audits at state-owned facilities in Minnesota

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    Hirst, E.

    1980-01-01

    The contents and results of two large computerized data bases maintained by the Minnesota Department of Administration are described and analyzed. One contains information on monthly fuel use from 1972 through 1978 for 42 large state facilities: community colleges, state universities, hospitals, prisons, and office buildings. The second contains the results of detailed engineering audits performed at 41 such institutions. The audits cover 270 buildings and include 2010 individual energy conservation recommendations. Several data base management issues are discussed. These include errors and their identification, development of simple and consistent definitions for key terms, and collection of information on the major determinants of energy use and conservation potentials at these facilities.

  3. Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA)Users Manual (Version 7)

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    Gettings, M.B.

    2003-01-27

    The Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA) is a software tool that predicts manufactured home energy consumption and recommends weatherization retrofit measures. It was developed to assist local weatherization agencies working with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program. Whether new or experienced, employed within or outside the Weatherization Assistance Program, all users can benefit from incorporating MHEA into their manufactured home weatherization programs. DOE anticipates that the state weatherization assistance programs that incorporate MHEA into their programs will find significant growth in the energy and cost savings achieved from manufactured home weatherization. The easy-to-use MHEA uses a relatively standard Windows graphical interface for entering simple inputs and provides understandable, usable results. The user enters information about the manufactured home construction, heating equipment, cooling equipment appliances, and weather site. MHEA then calculates annual energy consumption using a simplified building energy analysis technique. Weatherization retrofit measures are evaluated based on the predicted energy savings after installation of the measure, the measure cost, and the measure life. Finally, MHEA recommends retrofit measures that are energy and cost effective for the particular home being evaluated. MHEA evaluates each manufactured home individually and takes into account local weather conditions, retrofit measure costs, and fuel costs. The recommended package of weatherization retrofit measures is tailored to the home being evaluated. More traditional techniques apply the same package of retrofit measures to all manufactured homes, often the same set of measures that are installed into site-built homes. Effective manufactured home weatherization can be achieved only by installing measures developed specifically for manufactured homes. The unique manufactured home construction characteristics require that

  4. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Prior to 1997, South Carolina's local governments adopted and enforced the building codes. In 1997, the law required statewide use of the most up-to-date building codes, which then required the...

  5. Audit Report: IG-0453 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Audit Report: IG-0453 October 13, 1999 Waste Incineration at the Savannah River Site The ... The objective of this audit was to determine whether Westinghouse was operating the CIF at ...

  6. Audit Report: IG-0425 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 Audit Report: IG-0425 August 20, 1998 The U.S. Department of Energy's Facility Reuse at ... We initiated this audit to determine whether the Site was maximizing its reuse of excess ...

  7. Audit Report: IG-0451 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1 Audit Report: IG-0451 August 13, 1999 Waste Incineration at the Oak Ridge Reservation ... The objective of this audit was to determine whether the Department operated the TSCA ...

  8. Audit Report: IG-0666 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 Audit Report: IG-0666 November 30, 2004 Audit Report on "The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center" The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE), located at Los Alamos National ...

  9. Audit Report: IG-0744 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 Audit Report: IG-0744 October 30, 2006 Follow-up Audit on Stockpile Surveillance Testing Significant backlogs existed in each of the three types of tests Surveillance Testing ...

  10. Audit Report: IG-0713 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Audit Report: IG-0713 December 21, 2005 Status of the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility The audit disclosed that the cost of the Mixed Oxide Fuel Facility (MOX) will ...

  11. Audit Report: IG-0514 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of the land. The objective of the audit was to determine if the Department should retain administrative control of the land within the Monument. PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0514...

  12. Audit Report: IG-0602 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    fiscal year, an increase of 67 percent. PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0602 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: ER-B-00-02 Inspection Report: IG-0719 Special Report: IG-07...

  13. Microsoft Word - Audit Report Repost.doc

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Final Audit Report A-08-09 of the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project Dear Mr. Zappe: This letter transmits the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) Audit Report ...

  14. Professional Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Upgrades following an energy audit can save you money and improve the comfort of your home. Upgrades following an energy audit can save you money and improve the comfort of your...

  15. Audit Report: IG-0418 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Audit of Alternatives to Testing at the Tonopah Test Range The Office of Inspector General ... We began an audit of operations at the Tonopah Test Range to determine if there were cost ...

  16. Audit Report: IG-0404 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 Audit Report: IG-0404 May 7, 1997 Audit of Department of Energy Contractor Occupational Injury and Illness Reporting Practices Audit Report: IG-0404 (93.13 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0648 OSS 19.11 Injury and Illness Record Keeping 9/19/03 OSHA Rulemaking on Basic Program Elements for Federal Employee Occupational Safety and Health Programs and Related Matters; 29 CFR 1960

  17. Audit Report: IG-0447 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    7 Audit Report: IG-0447 July 7, 1999 The U.S. Department of Energy's Audit Follow-up Process Audit follow-up is an integral part of good management. According to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-50, corrective action taken by Departmental officials on audit findings and recommendations is essential to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of Government operations. Over the past several years, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued reports addressing a variety of

  18. Audit Report: IG-0515 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    15 Audit Report: IG-0515 September 30, 2001 Control of Classified Matter at Paducah From April 2001 through May 2001 the Office of the Inspector General conducted an audit to determine whether the Department and its contractors controlled classified matter at Paducah. The audit report is classified and is available for review by appropriately cleared personnel with the need to know. Audit Report: IG-0515 (29.41 KB) More Documents & Publications Inspection Report: IG-0633 Inspection Report:

  19. Audit Report: IG-0840 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    40 Audit Report: IG-0840 September 23, 2010 The Department of Energy's Audit Resolution and Follow-up Process The Department of Energy's audit resolution and follow-up process provides an important mechanism for assisting management in improving the performance of the Department and its programs. Over the last 5 years, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed over 350 audits, which included recommendations for corrective actions or improvements in programs, operations, and management

  20. Management and Operating Contractors' Subcontract Audit Coverage...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Management and Operating Contractors' Subcontract Audit Coverage DOEIG-0885 April 2013 ... INFORMATION: Special Report on "Management and Operating Contractors' Subcontract ...

  1. Audit/Investigation Records | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Audit/Investigation Records Audit/Investigation Records This schedule covers records associated with investigations other than those performed by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Audit/Investigation Records (36.85 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit/Investigative Records Schedule (Revision 2) ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS SCHEDULE 18: SECURITY, EMERGENCY PLANNING, AND SAFETY RECORDS ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS SCHEDULE 23: RECORDS COMMON TO MOST OFFICES

  2. The preparation for and survival of an EPA Title IV and Title V facility audit

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Facca, G.L.; Faler, M.

    1999-07-01

    As part of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, major facilities are required to obtain federally enforceable operating permits (Title V). In a separate permitting action, the electric utilities with units generating more then 25 megawatts are required to obtain permits for NO{sub x} and SO{sub x}, the emissions which contribute to acid rain (Title IV). The Title IV permit is included as part of the Title V permit. This paper will use an actual audit experience at a coal fired generation facility as a case study for the preparation for and outcome of an EPA Title IV Level 3 audit. The paper will document the procedures for preparation, the audit process, and the outcome. The audit is part of the EPA's process for review of the record keeping and instrument calibration methods outlined in Title IV. Both types of permits have many different record keeping and monitoring requirements as well as separate reporting requirements which are submitted to both federal; state and local regulatory agencies for review and evaluation. Title IV units include very specific instrument calibration/audit requirements, and Title V has compliance testing and monitoring requirements. Alliant Power was notified in August 1998 of the intent of EPA Region VII to conduct a Level 3 audit at the Lansing Generation Station. The US EPA and the State of Iowa intended to review all Title IV record keeping (Level 1), continuous emission monitoring calibrations and linearity testing (Level 2) and observe the annual Relative Accuracy Testing Audit performed by an outside contractor. In addition, during this facility site visit, the compliance with Title V permit requirements was also audited.

  3. AUDIT REPORT Southwestern Federal Power System's Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Statement Audit

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    AUDIT REPORT Southwestern Federal Power System's Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Statement Audit OAS-FS-14-09 July 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 July 1, 2014 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ADMINISTRATOR, SOUTHWESTERN POWER ADMINISTRATION FROM: Daniel M. Weeber Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Administration Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Southwestern Federal

  4. Audit Report: IG-0392 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 Audit Report: IG-0392 July 8, 1996 The Department of Energy Program Offices' Use of Management and Operating Contractor Employees Audit Report: IG-0392 (75.9 KB) More Documents & Publications Semiannual Report to Congress: October 1, 1995 - March 31, 1996 Semiannual Report to Congress: April 1, 1996 - September 30, 1996 Audit Report: IG-FS-96-01

  5. Audit Report: IG-0394 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 Audit Report: IG-0394 August 19, 1996 Special Audit of Pension Plans for Department of Energy Contract Employees of the University of California Audit Report: IG-0394 (61.6 KB) More Documents & Publications Contractor Human Resources Management Value Study Desk Manual Acquisition Letter 09 - Revision of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 350.1 and Special H Clause

  6. Audit Peer Review 2009 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    09 Audit Peer Review 2009 September 30, 2009 Subject: Department of Energy, Peer Review for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2009 Reviewer: Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General Department of Energy Peer Review for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2009 (61.13 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Peer Review 2012 Audit Peer Review 2015

  7. Audit Peer Review 2012 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    12 Audit Peer Review 2012 September 30, 2012 Subject: Department of Energy, Peer Review for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2012 Reviewer: Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Department of Energy Peer Review for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2012.pdf (339.22 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Peer Review 2015 Audit Peer Review 2009

  8. Computerized instrumented residential audit: CIRA Version 1. 0 reference manual

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    Not Available

    1982-03-01

    Computerized, Instrumented, Residential Audit (CIRA) is a collection of programs related to building energy analysis and designed for a wide variety of microcomputers. It couples interactive features with simplified computer models of building energy analysis. The program uses data inputs on doors, walls, windows, active and passive solar features, greenhouse, landscape, roof/ceiling, infiltration, HVAC system, subfloor, appliances, and economic information. One output it provides is a design energy analysis of the building, i.e., data on monthly heatig and cooling loads, energy use, infiltration rates and so on. The second type of output is a retrofit package - the base set of retrofits for the building under consideration, given the investment limit, interest rate, etc., that the user has chosen. Described are the computer's engineering methods, economic optimization, program organization and glossary, questions library, retrofit library, weather library, and utility programs. (LEW)

  9. Local, state governments get serious about energy audits

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    2009-08-15

    In June, the city of Austin, Texas, joined San Francisco and Berkeley, Calif., in requiring an energy audit before an owner can sell an existing home. The Austin ordinance, costing some $200-300 on average, applies to any single-family home older than 10 years and requires an audit of its air conditioning and heating system, insulation and air-tightness, among other things. The seller is obliged to provide the findings to potential buyers but is not obliged to necessarily fix any identified deficiencies. In contrast, the California cities, which pioneered a similar requirement in the 1980s, require sellers to fix recommended upgrades prior to selling the unit to a prospective buyer. Many cities around the country are looking into similar ordinances as an effective means of fixing leaking ducts, poorly installed and operating heating and cooling systems, and inadequate insulation that are prevalent in older homes.

  10. Intelligent Buildings

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    Brambley, Michael R.; Armstrong, Peter R.; Kintner-Meyer, Michael CW; Pratt, Robert G.; Katipamula, Srinivas

    2001-01-01

    The topic of "intelligent buildings" (IBs) emerged in the early 1980s. Since, the term has been used to represent a variety of related, yet differing topics, each with a slightly different focus and purpose. Wiring and networking-infrastructure companies emphasize the cabling requirements for communication in intelligent buildings and the need to accommodate future needs for higher-speed broadband. Lucent (Lucent 2000) for example, defines an IB as "...one with a completely integrated wiring architecture. A single cabling system that handles all information traffic - voice, data, video, even the big building management systems."

  11. Building Requirements for State-Funded Buildings

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    New Hampshire enacted legislation (S.B. 409) in July 2010 stipulating that major construction and maintenance projects that receive state funding must meet a high-performance energy and design...

  12. Audit of Renovation and New Construction Projects at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, WR-B-97-06

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: John C. Layton Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Report on "Audit of Renovation and New Construction Projects at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory" BACKGROUND: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory must periodically renovate existing facilities or build new ones to accomplish its missions or to provide infrastructure to support its missions. The objective of the audit was to determine if Livermore's proposed renovation and new construction projects

  13. Using compliance audits as the basis for developing an effective mechanical integrity program

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    Kiihne, E.J.; Mannan, M. [RMT/Jones and Neuse, Inc., Austin, TX (United States)

    1996-08-01

    The OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) rule requires all covered facilities to conduct a compliance audit every three years. In addition, all the audit findings must be resolved within a reasonable time period. The process industry as a whole is lagging behind in compliance with mechanical integrity program requirements as demonstrated by the high number of OSHA citations issued to-date on mechanical integrity-related issues. This paper analyzes the findings of several PSM compliance audits and develops recommendations for developing effective mechanical integrity programs. The six explicit requirements of mechanical integrity, i.e. covered equipment, written procedures, training, inspection and testing, equipment deficiencies, and quality assurance are analyzed in the following manner: Number of OSHA citations in mechanical integrity and the distribution of these citations between the six specific requirements. Comparison of the OSHA citations with the audit findings from PSM compliance audits conducted by the authors. Using the conclusions from the OSHA citations and PSM compliance audits as a basis for developing effective mechanical integrity programs.

  14. Auditing of Programs and Operations

    Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2001-03-22

    To set forth audit responsibilities for the promotion of economy and efficiency in the administration of, or the prevention or detection of fraud, waste, and abuse in, programs and operations of the Department of Energy (DOE). Cancels DOE 2321.1B. Canceled by DOE O 224.2A.

  15. Audit Report: CR-B-97-04 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5, 1997 Audit OF Controls Over The ADP Support Services Contract The Federal Acquisition Regulation requires the Department of Energy (Department) to ensure that efficient methods and effective cost controls are used over its cost-reimbursement contracts. Our objective was to determine whether the program offices at the Department's Headquarters were managing their Automated Data Processing (ADP) support services contract costs. Audit Report: CR-B-97-04 (60.63 KB) More Documents &

  16. Audit Report: ER-B-98-03 | Department of Energy

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    3 Audit Report: ER-B-98-03 November 7, 1997 Audit of the Union Valley Sample Preparation Facility at Oak Ridge In 1991, Lockheed Martin Energy Systems (Energy Systems) determined that new bioassay and environmental sampling laboratories were needed to meet increasing workload and staffing requirements. Energy Systems proposed and the Department of Energy (Department) approved a solicitation for a private company to construct a facility which Energy Systems would lease back on behalf of the

  17. Audit Report: OAI-M-16-16 | Department of Energy

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    6 Audit Report: OAI-M-16-16 August 17, 2016 Followup Audit on Sandia National Laboratories' Nuclear Weapons Safety Program As part of its nuclear explosive and weapon surety program, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is required to incorporate design features that minimize the possibility of accidental or inadvertent nuclear explosive detonation. According to Sandia, weapon systems have deviations from an ideal nuclear safety design and/or implementation. These deviations,

  18. Audit Report: OAS-M-12-04 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 Audit Report: OAS-M-12-04 April 30, 2012 The Department of Energy's Renewable Energy Efforts In an effort to promote generation of renewable energy, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) requires that by Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 at least 7.5 percent of a Federal agency's annual electricity consumption be from renewable sources. Because of the importance of the Department of Energy's (Department) commitment to sustainability, we initiated this audit to determine whether the Department was

  19. Audit Report: WR-B-97-07 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    7 Audit Report: WR-B-97-07 August 25, 1997 Audit Of Desktop Computer Acquisitions At The Idaho National Engineering And Environmental Laboratory Federal and Department of Energy (Department) acquisition regulations, policies and procedures, as well as the terms of the current contract between the Idaho Operations Office (Idaho) and Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (Lockheed) require them to pay the lowest possible prices for desktop computers needed to support the overall mission at

  20. AUDIT REPORT: OAI-M-16-02 | Department of Energy

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    AUDIT REPORT: OAI-M-16-02 AUDIT REPORT: OAI-M-16-02 December 7, 2015 Issues Management at the Los Alamos Field Office The Department of Energy is committed to operating its nuclear facilities and conducting work activities to ensure environment, safety, and health concerns are considered and addressed in the performance of its mission. Therefore, the Department has policies requiring contractors and field offices to establish an issues management program. We found that the Los Alamos Field

  1. OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL U.S. Department of Energy AUDIT REPORT

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    AUDIT REPORT OAI-FS-17-02 November 2016 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 November 15, 2016 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Rickey R. Hass Acting Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "The Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 2016 Consolidated Financial Statements" Pursuant to requirements established by the Government Management Reform Act of 1994, the Office of Inspector General engaged the independent public accounting firm of KPMG LLP (KPMG) to perform

  2. Summary of Audit Report: OAS-L-09-02 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Audit Report: OAS-L-09-02 Summary of Audit Report: OAS-L-09-02 October 31, 2008 National Nuclear Security Administration's Use of InnovativeTechnologies to Meet Security Requirements The Department of Energy (Department) developed the Design Basis Threat policy (DBT), which identified the most credible threats posed by potential adversaries to Departmental assets and operations. Since the terrorist attacks of September 2001, revisions to the DBT have established significantly more stringent

  3. Audit Report: OAS-M-07-04 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 Audit Report: OAS-M-07-04 June 4, 2007 Follow-Up Audit of the National Nuclear Security Administration's Implementation of the 2003 Design Basis Threat Policy The National Nuclear Security Administration has seven sites that possess Category I special nuclear material (SNM), which requires the highest level of protection under the Department of Energy's Design Basis Threat (DBT) policy. The DBT policy reflects the most credible threats to Departmental assets and operations. In May 2003, the

  4. Audit of the Department of Energy's Management of Precious Metals, IG-0375

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    , 1995 IG-1 INFORMATION: Report on "Audit of the Department of Energy's Management of Precious Metals" The Secretary BACKGROUND: The subject report is provided to inform you of our finding and recommendations. The objectives of the audit were to determine if Departmental and contractor officials were identifying and disposing of excess precious metals, ensuring that precious metals custodians adhered to the requirements contained in the Department's property management regulations, and

  5. Investment-Grade Audit: Review Checklist | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Audit: Review Checklist Investment-Grade Audit: Review Checklist Document serves as a checklist to use when reviewing an investment-grade audit. Download the checklist. (70.6 KB) More Documents & Publications Agenda: Investment-Grade Audit Review Workshop Investment-Grade Audit Kickoff Meeting Sample Agenda Guide to Government Witnessing and Review of Measurement and Verification Activities

  6. Audit of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory orders for memorabilia

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    Not Available

    1988-12-23

    We reviewed selected aspects of orders placed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a Department of Energy contractor, during 1979--1985 for memorabilia, models, and illustrations and the oversight of those orders by the San Francisco Operations Office (SAN). This review extends earlier audit work at a second Department contractor, Rockwell International, Rocky Flats Plant, Engineering Prototype Group, on which we issued a report dated July 12, 1988. That audit focused on the Prototype Group's providing Livermore with illustrations, models, engineering prototypes, and other articles (mementos, plaques, etc.) during October 1977 through September 1985. Issues arose during that audit which required a separate review at SAN and Livermore, to determine specifically: the propriety of, and SAN oversight of, procurement practices followed by Livermore; the basis for the Livermore orders; the adequacy of reimbursement to the Department for silver used in medallions; and the cost ceilings for memorabilia contained in the Department's contract with the University of California, which operates Livermore for the Department. Limiting the audit scope to the orders Livermore placed with Rockwell's Prototype Group, we reviewed Department and Livermore procedures for acquiring memorabilia. In addition to interviewing SAN and Livermore Legal Counsel, Special Material Office personnel, and Research and Development Program representatives, we examined SMO requisitions, accounts payable listings and related payments, and selected research and development correspondences.

  7. Audit Report on "The Department's Management of Nuclear Materials Provided to Domestic Licensees"

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    2009-02-01

    The objective if to determine whether the Department of Energy (Department) was adequately managing its nuclear materials provided to domestic licensees. The audit was performed from February 2007 to September 2008 at Department Headquarters in Washington, DC, and Germantown, MD; the Oak Ridge Office and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN. In addition, we visited or obtained data from 40 different non-Departmental facilities in various states. To accomplish the audit objective, we: (1) Reviewed Departmental and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requirements for the control and accountability of nuclear materials; (2) Analyzed a Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards System (NMMSS) report with ending inventory balances for Department-owned nuclear materials dated September 30, 2007, to determine the amount and types of nuclear materials located at non-Department domestic facilities; (3) Held discussions with Department and NRC personnel that used NMMSS information to determine their roles and responsibilities related to the control and accountability over nuclear materials; (4) Selected a judgmental sample of 40 non-Department domestic facilities; (5) Met with licensee officials and sent confirmations to determine whether their actual inventories of Department-owned nuclear materials were consistent with inventories reported in the NMMSS; and, (6) Analyzed historical information related to the 2004 NMMSS inventory rebaselining initiative to determine the quantity of Department-owned nuclear materials that were written off from the domestic licensees inventory balances. This performance audit was conducted in accordance with generally accepted Government auditing standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain sufficient, appropriate evidence to provide a reasonable basis for our findings and conclusions based on our audit objective. We believe that the evidence obtained provides a reasonable basis for our

  8. Curriculum for Commissioning Energy Efficient Buildings

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    Webster, Lia

    2012-09-30

    In July 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded funding to PECI to develop training curriculum in commercial energy auditing and building commissioning. This program was created in response to the high demand for auditing and commissioning services in the U.S. commercial buildings market and to bridge gaps and barriers in existing training programs. Obstacles addressed included: lack of focus on entry level candidates; prohibitive cost and time required for training; lack of hands-on training; trainings that focus on certifications & process overviews; and lack of comprehensive training. PECI organized several other industry players to create a co-funded project sponsored by DOE, PECI, New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA), California Energy Commission (CEC), Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) and California Commissioning Collaborative (CCC). After awarded, PECI teamed with another DOE awardee, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), to work collaboratively to create one comprehensive program featuring two training tracks. NJIT’s Center for Building Knowledge is a research and training institute affiliated with the College of Architecture and Design, and provided e-learning and video enhancements. This project designed and developed two training programs with a comprehensive, energy-focused curriculum to prepare new entrants to become energy auditors or commissioning authorities (CxAs). The following are the key elements of the developed trainings, which is depicted graphically in Figure 1: • Online classes are self-paced, and can be completed anywhere, any time • Commissioning Authority track includes 3 online modules made up of 24 courses delivered in 104 individual lessons, followed by a 40 hour hands-on lab. Total time required is between 75 and 100 hours, depending on the pace of the independent learner. • Energy Auditor track includes 3 online modules made up of 18 courses delivered in 72 individual

  9. Computerized instrumented residential audit (CIRA/sup TM/)

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    Sonderegger, R C; Garnier, J Y; Dixon, J D

    1982-03-01

    The introduction of microcomputers and the development of user-friendly programs make the task of computer energy consumption in buildings manageable. One such program developed is the Computerized, Instrumented, Residential Audit (CIRA/sup TM/). CIRA is a collection of programs related to building energy analysis and designed for a wide variety of microcomputers. It couples the state-of-the-art in interactive features with the latest developments in simplified computer models of building energy analysis. Features that distinguish CIRA from other computer programs are friendliness, helpfulness, multiple choice, dynamic defaults, and goof-proofing. The computer accepts entries on such house components as walls, windows, doors; roof and subfloor; active and passive solar features; heating and cooling system; information on how the house is oriented and shielded; occupant behavior related to energy use; and prices for the various fuels used. Guides to CIRA inputs and outputs are given. (MCW)

  10. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) is a statewide minimum requirement that local jurisdictions cannot amend. The code is applicable to all new buildings in the commonwealth. The...

  11. AUDIT REPORT Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Statement Audit

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Statement Audit OAI-FS-16-02 November 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 November 18, 2015 MEMORANDUM FOR THE CHAIRMAN, FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION FROM: Rickey R. Hass Acting Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report: "Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Statement Audit" The attached report presents the results

  12. AUDIT REPORT Southwestern Federal Power System's Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Statement Audit

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Southwestern Federal Power System's Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Statement Audit OAS-FS-15-11 June 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 June 12, 2015 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ADMINISTRATOR, SOUTHWESTERN POWER ADMINISTRATION FROM: Daniel M. Weeber Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Administration SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report: "Southwestern Federal Power System's Fiscal Year 2014 Financial

  13. Applying the Systems Engineering Process for Establishing Requirements for the Safety and Health Monitoring System of the Waste Solidification Building at the Savannah River Site

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    Simpkins, P.J.

    2003-10-09

    The Safety and Health Monitoring (SHM) System technical basis document for the Waste Solidification Building (WSB) was developed by the Westinghouse Savannah River Company design team. The WSB is being designed and built to support the waste disposal needs of the Pit Disassembly and Conversion Facility (PDCF) and the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina. The main mission of the WSB is to process the radiological liquid waste streams from the PDCF and the MFFF into a solid waste form. The solid waste form, concrete encased waste, is acceptable for shipment and disposal as transuranic (TRU) waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and as Low Level Waste (LLW) at on-site disposal areas. The SHM System will also handle the job control waste from the PDCF, the MFFF, and the WSB. The SHM System will serve the WSB by monitoring personnel radiation exposure and environmental releases. The WSB design used HPT design support in determining the air monitoring equipment required for the WSB. The Systems Engineering (SE) process was applied to define the functions and requirements necessary to design and operate the SHM System. The SE process is a proven disciplined approach that supports management in clearly defining the mission or problem, managing system functions and requirements, identifying and managing risk, establishing bases for informed decision making, and verifying that products and services meet customer needs. This SE process applied to the SHM System was a major effort encompassing requirements analysis and interface control. Use of the SE process combined with HPT design input resulted in well-defined requirements to support the procurement of a safe-mission essential SHM System.

  14. Audit Report: IG-0414 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 Audit Report: IG-0414 December 5, 1997 Audit of the Department of Energy's Management of Field Contractor Employees Assigned to Headquarters and Other Federal Agencies The Department of Energy (Department) has spent at least $76 million annually for field contractor employee support in Headquarters and other Federal agencies. The employees were to provide technical expertise and experience critical to Department operations and programs. Overall, the audit was performed to determine if the

  15. Audit Report: IG-0427 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    7 Audit Report: IG-0427 September 11, 1998 The U.S. Department of Energy's Prime Contractor Fees on Subcontractor Costs In Fiscal Year 1996, the Department's prime contractors awarded $5.3 billion in subcontracts. The purpose of this audit was to determine if the Department adjusted the fee bases of prime contractors to reflect the actual effort necessary to manage the technical and administrative activities of their subcontractors. Audit Report: IG-0427 (67.31 KB) More Documents &

  16. Audit Report: IG-0446 | Department of Energy

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    6 Audit Report: IG-0446 June 18, 1999 Hanford Site Cleanup Objectives Inconsistent With Projected Land Uses The cleanup of the Hanford Site (Hanford) is estimated to take over 50 years at a cost close to $100 billion. Prior reviews have shown that unrealistic land use assumptions can increase cleanup costs. Therefore, the objective of this audit was to determine if the Richland Operations Office (Richland) was cleaning Hanford consistent with projected land uses. Audit Report: IG-0446 (46.13 KB)

  17. Audit Report: IG-0630 | Department of Energy

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    0 Audit Report: IG-0630 December 11, 2003 The McNeil Biomass Project The Departmetn of Energy invests about $80 million annualy in biomass programs, focusing on the use of plant-derived organic matter as a renewable energy source. Consistent with the President's national energy policy, the goal of the Department's effort is to make biomass energy a cost-competitive alternative to traditional energy sources. Audit Report: IG-0630 (718.39 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report:

  18. Audit Peer Review 2015 | Department of Energy

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    5 Audit Peer Review 2015 September 30, 2015 Subject: Department of Energy, Peer Review for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2015 Reviewer: Department of Defense Office of Inspector General Department of Energy, Peer Review for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2015 (2.01 MB) More Documents & Publications Audit Peer Review 2012 Audit Peer Review 2009 DOE OIG Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2003-2008

  19. Audit Report: IG-0417 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    17 Audit Report: IG-0417 March 13, 1998 Audit of the Department of Energy's Management of Research and Development Integration The Congress, independent task forces, and advisory groups have pointed out the need for the Department to improve its integration of research and development (R&D) projects. In the past, R&D management was carried out by different program offices with the research being performed both internally and externally to the Department. We conducted this audit to

  20. Audit Report: IG-0443 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Audit Report: IG-0443 April 5, 1999 Audit of the U.S. Department of Energy's Funds Distribution and Control System at the Federal Energy Technology Center In Fiscal Year 1998, the Federal Energy Technology Center (FETC) was responsible for managing about $723 million in budgetary resources. The objective of this audit was to determine if FETC had a funds distribution and control system to ensure appropriated funds were managed in accordance with congressional intent and applicable policies and

  1. City of Scottsdale- Green Building Policy for Public Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    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...

  2. Sandia National Laboratories: Working with Sandia: Contract Audit

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Audit iSupplier Account Accounts Payable Contract Information Construction and Facilities Contract Audit Working with Sandia Contract Audit Sandia has designated the Contract Audit Department as an independent appraiser responsible for auditing supplier contracts and subcontracts that support the Laboratories' mission. Contract Audit also provides accounting and financial services in the negotiation, administration, and settlement of costs for contracts placed by Sandia Procurement. The

  3. DOE Consolidated Audit Program Flyer | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Consolidated Audit Program Flyer DOE Consolidated Audit Program Flyer This flyer briefly summarizes the DOECAP's program, the type of audits performed and program benefits and goals. DOECAP's goals are to eliminate/minimize redundant audits of commercial analytical laboratories and waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs); standardize the audit policies, procedures, and methodology; communicate lessons learned; and reduce DOE's risks and liabilities. DOE Consolidated Audit

  4. Audit Report: IG-0484 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    IG-0484 Audit Report: IG-0484 September 22, 2000 Management of the Nuclear Weapons Production Infrastructure Since the cessation of underground testing of nuclear weapons in the...

  5. Audit Report: IG-0642 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 Audit Report: IG-0642 March 18, 2004 Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion For over 30 years, the Department of Energy (Department) operated geous diffusion plans in Oak...

  6. Audit Report: IG-0810 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    0 Audit Report: IG-0810 January 9, 2009 Potential Uses for Depleted Uranium Oxide The Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (EM) manages approximately 700,000...

  7. Audit Report: IG-0589 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    9 Audit Report: IG-0589 March 11, 2003 Transfer of Excess Personal Property From the Nevada Test Site to the Community Reuse Organization Certain excess personal property...

  8. Audit Report: IG-0788 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Audit Report: IG-0788 February 28, 2008 Nanoscale Materials Safety at the Department's ... process of constructing Nanoscale Science Research Centers at six national laboratories. ...

  9. Audit Report: IG-0513 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Audit Report: IG-0513 July 16, 2001 Financial Assistance for Biomass-to-Ethanol Projects The Department of Energy (Department) has the strategic objective of reducing the...

  10. Industrial Energy Audit Guidebook: Guidelines for Conducting...

    Open Energy Information (Open El) [EERE & EIA]

    audit, conducting an inventory and measuring energy use, analyzing energy bills, benchmarking, analyzing energy use patterns, identifying energy-efficiency opportunities,...

  11. Audit Report: IG-0366 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Mountain PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0366 More Documents & Publications Gregory H. Friedman: Before the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economyof the Committee on Energy and...

  12. Professional Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Upgrades following an energy audit can save you money and improve the comfort of your home. Professional energy assessments generally go into great detail to assess your home's ...

  13. AUDIT REPORT The Department of Energy's Implementation

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    MEMORANDUM FOR THE ACTING DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSITIONS FROM: Rickey R. Hass Deputy Inspector General for Audits and Inspections Office of Inspector General...

  14. Audit Report: IG-0653 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Audit Report: IG-0653 June 30, 2004 Management of Oak Ridge Radio Transition Projects Department of Energy sites rely heavily on radio communications to support or facilitate...

  15. AUDIT REPORT National Nuclear Security Administration's

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    National Nuclear Security Administration's Management of the B61-12 Life Extension Program ... Audit Report on the "National Nuclear Security Administration's Management of ...

  16. Audit Report: IG-0673 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    IG-0673 Audit Report: IG-0673 February 10, 2005 Transuranic Waste Management at Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos) has been involved in the...

  17. Audit Report: IG-0548 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    8 Audit Report: IG-0548 March 26, 2002 Personnel Security Clearances and Badge Access Controls at Department Headquarters Security clearances are granted to ensure that only those...

  18. Lesson 6: Conduct a School Energy Audit

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Energy Conservation and Efficiency Related Articles * "Students Find Big Savings in School Energy Audit" - Rocky Mountain News * "High Schools That Create Conservation Culture ...

  19. Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Weatherize » Home Energy Audits Home Energy Audits A home energy checkup helps owners determine where their house is losing energy and money - and how such problems can be corrected to make the home more energy efficient. A home energy audit, also known as a home energy assessment, can help you understand the whole picture of your home's energy use. An audit can help you determine how much energy your home uses, where your home is losing energy, and which problem areas and fixes you should

  20. Audit Report: IG-0554 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 Audit Report: IG-0554 May 13, 2002 The Plutonium Stabilization and Packaging System at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site From 1952 to 1989, the Rocky Flats...

  1. Audit Report: IG-0440 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    0 Audit Report: IG-0440 February 4, 1999 Waste Treatment Plans at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental ...

  2. Audit Report: IG-0793 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Topic: Environmental Cleanup PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0793 More Documents & Publications 2010-03 "Sufficient Funding of LANL EM Projects and the Consent Order" 2011-02 ...

  3. Audit Report: IG-0601 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1 Audit Report: IG-0601 May 27, 2003 Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory's Strategic Initiative Fund We found that Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC (Bechtel) used the ...

  4. Audit Report: IG-0468 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Report: IG-0468 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0402 Microsoft Office Outlook - Memo Style Guidance for Fiscal Year 2015 Facilities Information Management System...

  5. Audit Report: IG-0637 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    7 Audit Report: IG-0637 February 4, 2004 Electricity Transmission Scheduling at the Bonneville Power Administration The Department of Energy's four power marketing administrations...

  6. Audit Report: IG-0883 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Audit Report: IG-0883 April 9, 2013 The Department of Energy's Use of the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility at the Oak Ridge Reservation The Environmental ...

  7. Audit Report: IG-0673 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    73 Audit Report: IG-0673 February 10, 2005 Transuranic Waste Management at Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos) has been involved in the ...

  8. Audit Report: IG-0495 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Audit Report: IG-0495 February 12, 2001 The Need for the Atlas Pulsed Power Experimental Facility In 1993, the Department of Energy proposed developing the Atlas Pulsed Power ...

  9. Audit Report: IG-0473 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Audit Report: IG-0473 May 31, 2000 Campaigning Activities by Political Appointees In a ... information concerning the political activities conducted by Departmental employees. ...

  10. Audit Report: IG-0616 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 Audit Report: IG-0616 August 13, 2003 Reconfiguration of the Kansas City Plant In 1994, the Department of Energy announced its intention to study options for consolidating...

  11. Audit Report: IG-0880 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    0 Audit Report: IG-0880 February 11, 2013 Management of Los Alamos National Laboratory's Cyber Security Program The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), operated by the National ...

  12. Audit Report: IG-0726 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of beryllium disease, two of the objectives of the Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program (Prevention Program). PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0726 More Documents &...

  13. Hydropower Advancement Project (HAP): Audits and Feasibility...

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Hydropower Advancement Project (HAP): Audits and Feasibility Studies for Capacity and Efficiency Upgrades 64hapornlsmith.ppt (4.37 MB) More Documents & Publications 2014 Water ...

  14. Internal Audit Policy | The Ames Laboratory

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Internal Audit Policy Version Number: 2 Document Number: Policy 10300.001 Effective Date: 012014 File (public): PDF icon policy10300 001rev2...

  15. Buildings | Buildings | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Energy Index for Commercial Buildings Welcome to the Energy Index for Commercial Buildings. Data for this tool comes from the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) 2003 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS). Select categories from the CBECS micro data allow users to search on common building characteristics that impact energy use. Users may select multiple criteria, however if the resulting sample size is too small, the data will be unreliable. If nothing is selected results

  16. Home audit program: management manual

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    Not Available

    1980-09-01

    Many public power systems have initiated home energy audit programs in response to the requests of their consumers. The manual provides smaller public power systems with the information and specific skills needed to design and develop a program of residential energy audits. The program is based on the following precepts: locally owned public systems are the best, and in many cases the only agencies available to organize and coordinate energy conservation programs in many smaller communities; consumers' rights to energy conservation information and assistance should not hinge on the size of the utility that serves them; in the short run, public power systems of all sizes should offer residential energy conservation assistance to their consumers, because such assistance is desirable, necessary, and in the public interest; and in the long run, such programs will complement national energy goals and will produce economic benefits for both consumers and the public power system. A detailed description of home audit program planning, organization, and management are given. (MCW)

  17. Audit unto others hor ellipsis

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    Maday, J.H. Jr.

    1992-05-01

    My first encounter with a quality assurance auditor is reminiscent of an old Dodge commercial. You remember The old sheriff, masked in mirrored sunglasses, paunch hanging over his gun belt, prophesying, You're in a heap o' trouble boy '' Well, my auditor could have been kin to the sheriff; they had the same posture, attitude, and mirrored sunglasses. Plus, my auditor wore a black leather vest and sported a Buffalo Bill'' goatee. While certainly memorable, both gentlemen were far from pleasant. I'm fairly certain that the compliance auditor of old deserved this perceived association with his law enforcement counterpart. Both believed in enforcing the letter of the law, or their interpretations of it. Neither seemed capable of exercising interpretive powers, but instead relied on winning through intimidation, possibly with an eye toward claiming some version of a monthly Quota Award. Is the auditor of today any better perceived Because this first encounter of the worst kind'' made a lasting impression on me, I have dedicated considerable time and effort trying to avoid being perceived as another sheriff when I conduct audits. In my auditing career, I am determined to capitalize on each opportunity to turn negative situations, as experienced by the auditee, into meaningful opportunities for improved performance. I want to treat the auditee the way I want to be treated when I am being audited. (author)

  18. Cyber Security Audit and Attack Detection Toolkit: National SCADA...

    Energy Savers

    Security Audit and Attack Detection Toolkit: National SCADA Test Bed May 2008 Cyber Security Audit and Attack Detection Toolkit: National SCADA Test Bed May 2008 This project of ...

  19. Audit Report: OAS-L-09-01

    Energy Savers

    08 Audit Report: OAS-L-04-08 Audit Report: OAS-L-04-08 January 22, 2004 Maintenance Activities at the Y-12 National Security Complex More Documents & Publications Audit Letter Report: OAS-L-09-03 Audit Report: OAS-L-04-16 Audit Report: OAS-L-05-09

    0 Audit Report: OAS-L-04-10 January 30, 2004 Audit of the Safeguards and Security Program at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site OAS-L-04-10.pdf (623.83 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: OAS-L-03-01 Enforcement

  20. Sandia National Laboratories: Working with Sandia: Contract Audit

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    on the Contractor Bidder Information policies page. For a better understanding of audit material, please view our Glossary of Terms (MS WORD). Sample Letters Audit Engagement...

  1. Microsoft Word - Transmittal of the Certification Audit Report...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Subject: Transmittal of the Certification Audit Report for the Hanford TRU Program Dear Mr. Zappe: Enclosed is the Hanford TRU Program Audit Report for the processes performed to ...

  2. SPECIAL REPORT Incurred Cost Audit Coverage of Non- Management...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Incurred Cost Audit Coverage of Non- Management and Operating Contractors DOEIG-0934 ... Special Report on "Incurred Cost Audit Coverage of Non-Management and Operating ...

  3. Audit Report - Integrated Safety Management at Sandia National...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Integrated Safety Management at ... The Office of Inspector General began this audit with the objective of determining whether ...

  4. Cyber Security Audit and Attack Detection Toolkit: Bandolier...

    Energy Savers

    audit and attack detection toolkit will employ Bandolier Audit Files for optimizing security configurations and the Portaledge event detection capability for energy control systems. ...

  5. Audit Report: ER-FS-99-01

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Results of Audit Procedures Performed at Chicago Operations Office During the Audit of the Department’s Consolidated Fiscal Year 1998 Financial Statements

  6. Pedestrian and traffic safety in parking lots at SNL/NM : audit background report.

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    Sanchez, Paul Ernest

    2009-03-01

    This report supplements audit 2008-E-0009, conducted by the ES&H, Quality, Safeguards & Security Audits Department, 12870, during fall and winter of FY 2008. The study evaluates slips, trips and falls, the leading cause of reportable injuries at Sandia. In 2007, almost half of over 100 of such incidents occurred in parking lots. During the course of the audit, over 5000 observations were collected in 10 parking lots across SNL/NM. Based on benchmarks and trends of pedestrian behavior, the report proposes pedestrian-friendly features and attributes to improve pedestrian safety in parking lots. Less safe pedestrian behavior is associated with older parking lots lacking pedestrian-friendly features and attributes, like those for buildings 823, 887 and 811. Conversely, safer pedestrian behavior is associated with newer parking lots that have designated walkways, intra-lot walkways and sidewalks. Observations also revealed that motorists are in widespread noncompliance with parking lot speed limits and stop signs and markers.

  7. NEPA audits at the Bonneville Power Administration's office of energy sources

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    Baechler, M. )

    1993-01-01

    Since 1984, the Bonneville Power Administration has evaluated the environmental performance of its energy resource acquisition programs. To date, these programs have mostly comprised conservation activities in residential and commercial buildings. In its NEPA documentation for these programs, the agency has established a set of mitigation measures that ensure against adverse environmental impacts. The agency uses the environmental audits to evaluate the programs' performance in meeting the NEPA promises, as well as addressing how well NEPA documents meet the programs' needs and how effectively environmental and program staff interact. The audits are inexpensive and unobtrusive, thus they can be repeated as needed and can be used as a tool to facilitate communication rather than simply to meet administrative rules. As Bonneville moves to an aggressive energy resource acquisition mode, these audits will serve as a model for the ongoing evaluation of environmental performance and may be adopted agency-wide to address regulations beyond NEPA.

  8. Understanding Building Infrastructure and Building Operation through DOE Asset Score Model: Lessons Learned from a Pilot Project

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    Wang, Na; Goel, Supriya; Gorrissen, Willy J.; Makhmalbaf, Atefe

    2013-06-24

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is developing a national voluntary energy asset score system to help building owners to evaluate the as-built physical characteristics (including building envelope, the mechanical and electrical systems) and overall building energy efficiency, independent of occupancy and operational choices. The energy asset score breaks down building energy use information by simulating building performance under typical operating and occupancy conditions for a given use type. A web-based modeling tool, the energy asset score tool facilitates the implementation of the asset score system. The tool consists of a simplified user interface built on a centralized simulation engine (EnergyPlus). It is intended to reduce both the implementation cost for the users and increase modeling standardization compared with an approach that requires users to build their own energy models. A pilot project with forty-two buildings (consisting mostly offices and schools) was conducted in 2012. This paper reports the findings. Participants were asked to collect a minimum set of building data and enter it into the asset score tool. Participants also provided their utility bills, existing ENERGY STAR scores, and previous energy audit/modeling results if available. The results from the asset score tool were compared with the building energy use data provided by the pilot participants. Three comparisons were performed. First, the actual building energy use, either from the utility bills or via ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, was compared with the modeled energy use. It was intended to examine how well the energy asset score represents a building’s system efficiencies, and how well it is correlated to a building’s actual energy consumption. Second, calibrated building energy models (where they exist) were used to examine any discrepancies between the asset score model and the pilot participant buildings’ [known] energy use pattern. This comparison examined the end

  9. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Maryland Building Performance Standards (MBPS) are adopted by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Codes Administration. As required by legislation passed in...

  10. Hot Cell Complex Building

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Based on the safety and functional requirements, starting from existing layout and existing safety analyses, the first step of the Hot Cell Complex Building Engineering Contract ...

  11. Audit Report: IG-0406 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 Audit Report: IG-0406 June 2, 1997 Review of Proposed Subcontract For Outsourcing Information Technology Audit Report: IG-0406 (91.67 KB) More Documents & Publications Preliminary Notice of Violation, Westinghouse Savannah River Company - EA-2000-02 Preliminary Notice of Violation, Westinghouse Savannah River Company - EA 2004-03 Inspection Report: IG-0377

  12. Ideas That Work! The Midnight Audit

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    Parker, Steven A.

    2015-06-01

    The midnight audit provides valuable insight toward identifying opportunities to reduce energy consumption—insight that can be easily overlooked during the normal (daytime) energy auditing process. The purpose of the midnight audit is to observe after-hour operation with the mindset of seeking ways to further minimize energy consumption during the unoccupied mode and minimize energy waste by reducing unnecessary operation. The midnight audit should be used to verify that equipment is off when it is supposed to be, or operating in set-back mode when applicable. Even a facility that operates 2 shifts per day, 5 days per week experiences fewer annual hours in occupied mode than it does during unoccupied mode. Minimizing energy loads during unoccupied hours can save significant energy, which is why the midnight audit is an Idea That Works.

  13. Audit Report, "Fire Protection Deficiencies at Los Alamos National Laboratory"

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2009-06-01

    ; and, (2) A substantial portion of the uncorrected deficiencies, 86 (49 percent) were considered by the walk-down teams to be significant enough to warrant compensatory actions until the deficiency was corrected or was tracked to closure through implementation of corrective actions. Further, we found that 32 of the significant deficiencies had been closed by the previous Los Alamos contractor, prior to LANS assuming responsibility for operation of the Laboratory, even though the deficiencies had not been corrected. A fire protection expert provided technical support during the audit. As an example of uncorrected problems, LANS had not resolved, by performing periodic tests, a deficiency identified in 2006 regarding a kitchen hood fire suppression system in a facility located within the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center. Such systems are required to be tested twice a year by the National Fire Protection Association standard, a standard that had been adopted by Department of Energy under DOE Order 420.1B. Yet, in 2006, the LANS walk-down team recognized that this system had not been inspected since May 2004 and noted that deficient suppression systems could result in significantly high levels of property damage and loss. After we brought this issue to management's attention on February 6, 2009, LANS officials stated that the Laboratory would correct this deficiency. As with the problems involving the fire suppression system, we observed that LANS had not always corrected life safety deficiencies involving building exits at one of its primary facilities. This included providing a secondary emergency exit for a building with occupants on multiple floor levels. LANS had removed personnel from the third floor and improved the sprinkler system of the facility, but it had still not provided a secondary exit for personnel on the second floor by the time we completed our review. NNSA has since stated that this fire protection issue will be completely addressed by relocating

  14. BUILDING STRONG

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    * Project Scope: Replace three turbines, rewind three generators and rehabilitate all cranes, tailrace and intake gates and bulkheads. * Total Project cost: $84.7M ($79.9M customer funded) * Turbine Contract Awarded: February 2008 * Awarded Turbine Contract Amount: $39.3M * Current Turbine Contract Amount: $47.1M * Current Required Completion Date : 5 October 2012 * Anticipated Completion Date: 6 June 2016 Webbers Falls Scope, Cost and Schedule BUILDING STRONG ® Webbers Falls Current Project

  15. Audit Report: OAS-FS-09-06

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and Decommissioning Fund's Fiscal Year 2006 and 2005 Financial Statement Audit

  16. Audit Report: OAS-L-11-04

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Follow-up Audit of National Nuclear Security Administration's Nuclear Explosive Safety Study Program

  17. Oneida Nation Building Audit Program and Energy Development Strategy

    Energy Savers

    ... portfolio that exceeds 25, 50, or 75% in years. Gasification project is in pilot stage Woody biomass is a popular source; Grass biomass has potential Market ...

  18. Building Energy Audit Report for Camp Smith, HI

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Chvala, William D.; De La Rosa, Marcus I.; Brown, Daryl R.; Dixon, Douglas R.

    2010-09-30

    A detailed energy assessment was performed by a team of engineers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) under contract to the Department of Energy/Federal Energy Management program (FEMP). The effort used the Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) model to determine how energy is consumed at Camp Smith, identify the most cost-effective energy retrofit measures, and calculate the potential energy and cost savings. This report documents the results of that assessment.

  19. WPN 05-7: Weatherization Assistant [National Energy Audit (Neat) and Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA)] Software Upgrade Availability

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    To provide states with instructions for obtaining the Weatherization Assistance Program's 2005 upgraded audit software package.

  20. Audit of controls over Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory subcontractor expenditures

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1993-10-22

    In January 1989 the Department of Energy contracted with Universities Research Association, Inc. to design, construct, manage, operate, and maintain the Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory. Through Fiscal Year 1992, costs for subcontractor goods and services accounted for about 75 percent of the Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory expenditures. The Office of Inspector General evaluated the adequacy of controls in place to ensure that subcontractor costs were reasonable, as required by the contract. The following conclusions were drawn from the audit. The Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory did not consistently exercise prudent business judgment in making subcontractor expenditures. As a result, $60 million in expenditures already made and $128 million planned with commercial subcontractors were, in the authors opinion, unnecessary, excessive, or represented uncontrolled growth. The audit also found inadequate justifications, accountability, and cost controls over $143 million in expenditures made and $47 million planned with other Department of Energy laboratories. Improvements were needed in subcontract administration and internal controls, including appropriate audit coverage of the subcontracts. In addition, Department of Energy guidance concerning procurement actions between the laboratories needed to be established.

  1. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) FEMP Technical Assistance US General Serices Administration - Project 193, John W. Bricker Federal Building, Columbus, OH

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Arends, J.; Sandusky, William F.

    2010-05-31

    This report documents the findings from an onsite audit of the John W. Bricker Federal building located in Columbus, Ohio. The Federal landlord for this building is the General Services Administration (GSA). The focus of the audit was to identify various no-cost or low-cost energy efficiency opportunities that, once implemented, would either reduce electrical and gas consumption or increase the operational efficiency of the building. This audit also provided an opportunity to identify potential capital cost projects that should be considered in the future to acquire additional energy (electric and gas) and water savings to further increase the operational efficiency of the building.

  2. DEVELOPMENT OF A FLEXIBLE, MULTIZONE, MULTIFAMILY BUILDING SIMULATION MODEL

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    Malhotra, Mini; Im, Piljae

    2012-01-01

    Weatherization of multifamily buildings is gaining increased attention in the U.S. Available energy audit tools for multifamily buildings were found to need desirable improvements. On the wish list of field experts for enhanced features was the basic ability to model multizone buildings (i.e., one thermal zone per dwelling unit) with simplified user inputs, which allows a better analysis of decentralized and centralized HVAC and domestic hot water systems of multifamily buildings without having to create detailed building models. To address the desired capabilities, development of an enhanced energy audit tool was begun in 2011. The tool is a strategically structured, flexible, one-zone-per-unit, DOE-2.1e model coupled with a simplified user interface to model small to large multifamily buildings with decentralized or centralized systems and associated energy measures. This paper describes the modeling concept and its implementation.

  3. California commercial building energy benchmarking

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    Kinney, Satkartar; Piette, Mary Ann

    2003-07-01

    Building energy benchmarking is the comparison of whole-building energy use relative to a set of similar buildings. It provides a useful starting point for individual energy audits and for targeting buildings for energy-saving measures in multiple-site audits. Benchmarking is of interest and practical use to a number of groups. Energy service companies and performance contractors communicate energy savings potential with ''typical'' and ''best-practice'' benchmarks while control companies and utilities can provide direct tracking of energy use and combine data from multiple buildings. Benchmarking is also useful in the design stage of a new building or retrofit to determine if a design is relatively efficient. Energy managers and building owners have an ongoing interest in comparing energy performance to others. Large corporations, schools, and government agencies with numerous facilities also use benchmarking methods to compare their buildings to each other. The primary goal of Task 2.1.1 Web-based Benchmarking was the development of a web-based benchmarking tool, dubbed Cal-Arch, for benchmarking energy use in California commercial buildings. While there were several other benchmarking tools available to California consumers prior to the development of Cal-Arch, there were none that were based solely on California data. Most available benchmarking information, including the Energy Star performance rating, were developed using DOE's Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), which does not provide state-level data. Each database and tool has advantages as well as limitations, such as the number of buildings and the coverage by type, climate regions and end uses. There is considerable commercial interest in benchmarking because it provides an inexpensive method of screening buildings for tune-ups and retrofits. However, private companies who collect and manage consumption data are concerned that the identities of building owners might be revealed and

  4. AUDIT REPORT Follow-Up Audit of Contractor Intergovernmental Personnel Act

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Contractor Intergovernmental Personnel Act Assignments DOE/IG-0928 November 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 November 12, 2014 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Follow-Up Audit of Contractor Intergovernmental Personnel Act Assignments" BACKGROUND The Department of Energy maintains 16 contractor-operated

  5. Audit Report: IG-0420 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    0 Audit Report: IG-0420 April 24, 1998 The U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Enterprise Zone To demonstrate the commercial viability of producing and marketing solar generated power, the Department of Energy is supporting the construction of a solar facility in the State of Nevada. The purpose of the audit was to determine if the Department had fully examined the costs and benefits of siting a solar facility at the Nevada Test Site and at alternative sites in Nevada. Audit Report: IG-0420 (37.29

  6. Audit Report: IG-0699 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    9 Audit Report: IG-0699 September 16, 2005 The Los Alamos National Laboratory Hydrodynamic Test Program Los Alamos did not complete all hydrotests as scheduled. Fifteen hydrotests were scheduled in Fiscal Years (FY) 2002 through 2004. Of these, six were completed as scheduled, six were delayed up to two years, and three had not been completed as of April 2005. Future hydrotests may also be at risk.none Audit Report: IG-0699 (955.25 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: DOE/IG-0930

  7. Audit of groundwater monitoring at Hanford

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1996-11-15

    The Department of Energy (DOE), Richland Operations is responsible for ensuring that its contractors` tasks are mission oriented and are completed at the least cost to the DOE. The objective of this audit was to determine whether Richland was effectively managing its groundwater monitoring activities so that unnecessary duplication would not occur. The audit`s objective was accomplished by: reviewing laws and regulations; interviewing DOE and contractor personnel; examining procurement and accounting procedures; reviewing plans, budgets, and actual expenditures; reviewing utilization of the DOE drilling equipment; observing well drilling activities; comparing drilling cost to other DOE sites; analyzing groundwater monitoring activities; and, reviewing and comparing groundwater reports.

  8. ESPC ENABLE Final Proposal Requirements

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Document describes the final proposal requirements for consideration by an energy service company (ESCO) for an agency’s Request for Quote/Notice of Opportunity or final proposal. If selected to perform a site investment grade audit, the ESCO will be required to present the findings from the IGA and a project price to the agency in the form of a final proposal.

  9. DOE Audit Guidance for For-Profit Financial Assistance Awards (Part II)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    II) General Compliance Supplement April 2012 1 II. GENERAL COMPLIANCE SUPPLEMENT INTRODUCTION The objectives of most compliance requirements for DOE programs are generic in nature. For example, most programs have eligibility requirements. While the criteria for determining eligibility vary by program, the objective of the compliance requirement that only eligible entities participate is consistent across all programs. Rather than repeat these compliance requirements, audit objectives, and

  10. Industrial Buildings

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Industrial Industrial Manufacturing Buildings Industrialmanufacturing buildings are not considered commercial, but are covered by the Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey...

  11. Guidelines Establishing Criteria for Excluding Buildings from the Energy Performance Requirements of Section 543 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act as Amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Guidelines Establishing Criteria for Excluding Buildings from the Energy Performance Requirements of Section 543 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act as Amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 January 27, 2006 These guidelines and accompanying criteria fulfill the requirement under Section 543(c)(3) of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (NECPA) as amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT). Section 543(c)(3) states that the Secretary of Energy shall issue guidelines

  12. Buildings","Building Size"

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    ...58,3346,3547,3666,3922 "Building Shell Conservation" "Features (more than one" "may ...23,3385,3993,4866,4938,4032,4746 "HVAC Conservation Features" "(more than one may apply)" ...

  13. Buildings*","Buildings

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Gas","Fuel Oil","District Heat","Propane","Other a" "All Buildings* ... Water ......",33,32,6,8,"Q",24,"Q","N" "Propane ......",502,489,179,40,59...

  14. Audits

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) all webpages (Extended Search)

    Involvement & Outreach Expand Involvement & Outreach Doing Business Expand Doing Business Skip navigation links Newsroom About Us Civil Rights - EEO Freedom of Information...

  15. Audit Report: OAI-M-16-04 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 Audit Report: OAI-M-16-04 January 8, 2016 Bonneville Power Administration's Real Property Services The Department of Energy's Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) markets and transmits wholesale electricity to the utilities of the Pacific Northwest with a transmission system that includes more than 15,000 miles of high-voltage power lines throughout a seven-state service area. To support Bonneville's building, operation, and maintenance of transmission facilities, Real Property

  16. Audit Report: OAS-M-14-10 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    10 Audit Report: OAS-M-14-10 August 18, 2014 Procurement of Support Service Contracts for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) leads the Department's efforts to develop and deliver market-driven solutions for energy-saving homes, buildings, and manufacturing; sustainable transportation; and renewable electricity generation. To accomplish its mission, EERE relies on support service contractors to supplement its Federal

  17. Model Investment Grade Audit and Project Proposal

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Information and documents for conducting an investment grade audit to evaluate potential measures and presenting a project proposal for a set of bundled measures that deliver savings to pay for the project over the finance term.

  18. Audit Report: IG-0760 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    0 Audit Report: IG-0760 March 6, 2007 The Department's Wildland Fire Planning and Preparation Efforts All three of the field sites we reviewed had not fully completed mitigation...

  19. Audit Report: IG-0386 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    IG-0386 March 15, 1996 Report on the Scope of the Accident Investigation of the Tristan Fire at the DOE Brookhaven National Laboratory PDF icon Audit Report: IG-0386 More Documents...

  20. Audit Report: IG-0529 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Audit Report: IG-0529 October 26, 2001 Accounting for Government-Owned Nuclear Materials Provided to NonDepartment Domestic Facilities Beginning in the 1950s, the Department of ...

  1. Audit Report: IG-0764 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Audit Report: IG-0764 May 4, 2007 Quality Assurance Standards for the Integrated Control Network at theHanford ... order to procure a control system for the integrated control ...

  2. Audit Report: IG-0783 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Audit Report: IG-0783 December 17, 2007 Beryllium Surface Contamination at the Y-12 National Security Complex BWXT Y-12, LLC's (BWXT Y-12) actions were not consistent with its ...

  3. Audit Report: IG-0502 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 Audit Report: IG-0502 May 7, 2001 Sale of Land at Oak Ridge Under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, the U.S. Department of Energy (Department) may sell land in the performance of...

  4. Audit Report: IG-0469 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    9 Audit Report: IG-0469 April 28, 2000 Land Conveyance and Transfer at Los Alamos National Laboratory As part of Public Law 105-119 (Act), which was enacted in November 1997, the...

  5. 1969 AUDIT OF SRP RADIOACTIVE WASTE

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    969 AUDIT OF SRP RADIOACTIVE WASTE bY C . Ashley A p r i l 1970 Radiological Sciences ... CONTENTS Page I n t r o d u c t i o n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 ...

  6. Audit Report: IG-0462 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 Audit Report: IG-0462 February 24, 2000 National Low-Level Waste Management Program Under the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act of 1980 (Act), States were responsible for ...

  7. Audit Report: IG-0664 | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    4 Audit Report: IG-0664 September 27, 2004 Property Disposals at the Yucca Mountain Project Yucca Mountain is located on the western edge of the Navada Test Site, approximately 100 ...

  8. Audit Report: OAS-FS-14-04 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 Audit Report: OAS-FS-14-04 December 20, 2013 Management Letter: Federal Energy ... More Documents & Publications Audit Report: OAS-FS-13-07 Audit Report: OAS-FS-12-04 Audit ...

  9. Audit Report: WR-B-96-04 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 Audit Report: WR-B-96-04 October 20, 1995 Audit of Fuel Processing Restoration Property PDF icon Audit Report: WR-B-96-04 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: ER-B-98-07 ...

  10. Audit Report: CR-B-95-06 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5-06 Audit Report: CR-B-95-06 June 30, 1995 Audit of Department of Energy Support Service Contracting PDF icon Audit Report: CR-B-95-06 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: ...

  11. Audit Report: CR-B-95-05 | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    of the Federal Enegy Regulatory Commission's Office of Chief Accountant Audit Report: CR-B-95-05 More Documents & Publications Audit Report: IG-0811 Audit Manual Audit Report:...

  12. Draft For-Profit Audit Guidance (FY 2011) | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Draft For-Profit Audit Guidance (FY 2011) Draft For-Profit Audit Guidance (FY 2011) File For-ProfitAuditGuidance(Part I)Federal Register0.docx File For-ProfitAuditGeneralCo...

  13. Audit Report: ER-B-96-02 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Audit Report: ER-B-96-02 Audit Report: ER-B-96-02 June 11, 1996 Audit of Groundwater Remediation Plans at Savannah River PDF icon Audit Report: ER-B-96-02 More Documents &...

  14. Audit Report: OAS-L-03-20 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    20 Audit Report: OAS-L-03-20 September 11, 2003 Audit of Procurement Administration at the ... Audit Report: OAS-L-03-20 (271.02 KB) More Documents & Publications Audit Report: ...

  15. Audit Report: OAS-L-03-19 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    9 Audit Report: OAS-L-03-19 August 14, 2003 Audit of Recurring Acquisitions at the Chicago ... The audit methodology is described in an attachment to this report. Audit Report: OAS-L-03...

  16. Audit Report: IG-0391 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1 Audit Report: IG-0391 June 6, 1996 Activities Designed to Recover the Taxpayers' Investment in the Clean Coal Technology Program Audit Report: IG-0391 (80.3 KB) More Documents & Publications Gregory H. Friedman: Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment Committee on Science U.S. House of Representatives Semiannual Report to Congress: April 1, 1996 - September 30, 1996 Response to several FOIA requests - Renewable Energy.

  17. Audit Report: IG-0412 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 Audit Report: IG-0412 October 20, 1997 Audit of the Contractor Incentive Program at the Nevada Operations Office The Department of Energy (Department) is using performance-based contracts to address problems associated with its traditional management and operating contracts. Under this approach, contractor performance is to be evaluated against performance measures which are clearly stated, results-oriented, and established prior to performance. The performance measures, which reflect the

  18. Audit Report: IG-0413 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    3 Audit Report: IG-0413 October 17, 1997 Audit of Funding for Advanced Radioisotope Power Systems The Department of Energy's (Department) Advanced Radioisotope Power Systems Program maintains the sole national capability and facilities to produce radioisotope power systems for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Defense, and other Federal agencies. For the past seven years the program emphasis has been on providing power systems for NASA's Cassini mission

  19. Audit Report: IG-0415 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 Audit Report: IG-0415 December 4, 1997 Audit of Departmental Receipt of Final Deliverables for Grant Awards The Department, as of July 15, 1996, administered 7,452 grants. The Government's share or contribution for these grants was about $8 billion. Grants are used in those situations where the award is intended to serve a public purpose and where limited Federal involvement is anticipated. Departmental personnel have a responsibility to monitor the activities of a grantee to ensure that the

  20. Audit Report: IG-0432 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 Audit Report: IG-0432 November 20, 1998 The U.S. Department of Energy's Efforts to Increase The Financial Responsibility Of Its Major For-Profit Operating Contractors In 1994, the Departmental contract reform team recommended that the Department's major for-profit operating contractors assume greater financial responsibility. In response, the Department developed model contract provisions to increase contractor financial responsibility and accountability. The objective of the audit was to

  1. Audit Report: IG-0454 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 Audit Report: IG-0454 December 15, 1999 Waste Incineration at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory The Waste Experimental Reduction Facility (WERF) Incinerator is located at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The primary mission of the incinerator is to provide mixed waste treatment until a demonstrated, more cost-effective commercial facility is available. The objective of this audit was to determine whether the

  2. Audit Report: IG-0476 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 Audit Report: IG-0476 July 7, 2000 Best Practices for Environmental Management Baseline Development In February 1999, you directed the Office of Environmental Management (EM) to implement controls to correct weaknesses in the environmental liability estimate identified during the Fiscal Year 1998 financial statement audit. You also requested the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to conduct an interim status review to ensure that these controls were sufficient to correct the weaknesses. In

  3. Audit Report: IG-0526 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 Audit Report: IG-0526 September 26, 2001 Dissemination of Research from the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory In response to a 1995 Office of Inspector General report entitled, Audit of Department of Energy's Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), Department of Energy officials stated that the laboratory would offer unique interactive and synergistic scientific exploration capabilities and would be equipped with state-of-the-art and first-of-a-kind equipment.

  4. Audit Report: IG-0572 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 Audit Report: IG-0572 November 4, 2002 Business Management Information System The Department of Energy began development of an integrated, agency-wide business information system in 1998. As originally conceived, the Business Management Information System (BMIS) was to integrate a new core financial management system with other business related systems, such as procurement and human resources, and eliminate a number of legacy program-level business related systems. Audit Report: IG-0572

  5. Audit Report: IG-0641 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    41 Audit Report: IG-0641 March 12, 2004 The Department's Basic Protective Force Training Program The emphasis on homeland security and protection of national assets, especially since September 11, 2001, has prompted the Department of Energy to take a number of actions to enhance its security posture. A critical component of this effort is the cadre of over 4,000 armed personnel responsible for securing the Department's nuclear materials, weapons, and national security-related information. Audit

  6. Audit Report: IG-0842 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 Audit Report: IG-0842 October 7, 2010 Report on Critical Asset Vulnerability and Risk Assessments at the Power Marketing Administrations--Followup Audit The Department of Energy's largest Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs), Bonneville, Western Area, and Southwestern, provide wholesale electric power to utilities for use in homes, hospitals, financial institutions and military installations. Serving the electricity supply needs of millions of citizens in the western part of the United

  7. Audit Report: IG-0870 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    0 Audit Report: IG-0870 September 26, 2012 Follow-up Audit of the National Nuclear Security Administration's W76 Nuclear Warhead Refurbishment Program The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is refurbishing the aging W76 nuclear warhead with the goal of extending the warhead life by 30 years. However, the W76 Life Extension Program (LEP) has experienced significant delays in startup and in achieving production goals. NNSA may be unable to complete the W76 LEP within established

  8. Audit Report: IG-0470 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers

    8-06 Audit Report: ER-B-98-06 April 1, 1998 Fluor Daniel Fernald's Use of Temporary Service Subcontractors The Department of Energy (Department) and Fluor Daniel Fernald (Fluor Daniel) implemented two work force restructurings at the Fernald Environmental Management Project between Fiscal Years (FY) 1994 and 1996. During the restructurings, the Department's cost for temporary service subcontracts increased from $2.8 million to $9.8 million annually. The objective of this audit was to determine

  9. Cyber Security Audit and Attack Detection Toolkit

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Peterson, Dale

    2012-05-31

    This goal of this project was to develop cyber security audit and attack detection tools for industrial control systems (ICS). Digital Bond developed and released a tool named Bandolier that audits ICS components commonly used in the energy sector against an optimal security configuration. The Portaledge Project developed a capability for the PI Historian, the most widely used Historian in the energy sector, to aggregate security events and detect cyber attacks.

  10. Audit Report - Office of Secure Transportation Capabilities

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Office of Secure Transportation Capabilities OAS-M-12-05 June 2012 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 June 29, 2012 UN MEMORANDUM FOR THE ASSISTANT DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR, OFFICE OF SECURE TRANSPORTATION FROM: George W. Collard Assistant Inspector General for Audits Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Office of Secure Transportation Capabilities" BACKGROUND The National Nuclear Security Administration's Office of Secure Transportation (OST) is

  11. Audit Report: IG-0441 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    1 Audit Report: IG-0441 March 16, 1999 Cost Sharing at Basic Energy Sciences' User Facilities The Department of Energy's Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) funds the construction and operation of 17 designated user facilities that are recognized as being critical to scientific research. BES provides the base-operating budget for its user facilities and generally makes the facilities available on a no-charge basis to all qualified researchers. The objective of the audit was to determine

  12. Audit Report: IG-0457 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    7 Audit Report: IG-0457 January 24, 2000 Follow-up Audit of Program Administration by the Office of Science The Office of Science (SC), formerly known as the Office of Energy Research (ER), is responsible for approving and managing research projects funded at the Department's national laboratories. The laboratories submit field proposals for research projects to the SC for funding consideration. The proposals are evaluated and selected for funding by SC program managers, with support from a peer

  13. Audit Report: IG-0508 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    8 Audit Report: IG-0508 July 27, 2001 Audit Report, Stocked Inventory at the Savannah River Site The Department of Energy's (Department) management and operating contractor at the Savannah River Site, Westinghouse Savannah River Company (Westinghouse), is responsible for managing the majority of the Department's missions and associated stocked inventory at the site. As of March 2001, Westinghouse maintained about 4.1 million items in its stocked inventory. These items have an acquisition value

  14. Audit Report: IG-0549 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    9 Audit Report: IG-0549 April 1, 2002 Idaho Operations Office Planned Construction of a Waste Vitrification Facility In 1995, the Office of Inspector General evaluated planned construction projects at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. In our resulting audit report, we questioned a number of the projects because they were not needed to support the Laboratory's mission, or because they were inappropriately sized. At the time, we found that the Department was not

  15. Audit Report: IG-0639 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    39 Audit Report: IG-0639 February 17, 2004 The Department's Audit Resolution Process At the Department of Energy, as with all government agencies, correcting internal control weaknesses is essential to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of activities. Over the past several years, the Office of Inspector General and the U.S. General Accounting Office have issued a number of findings and recommendations addressing numerous aspects of the Department's programs, operations, and management

  16. Audit Report: IG-0686 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 Audit Report: IG-0686 April 21, 2005 Development and Implementation of the Department's Enterprise Architecture The Department of energy, has not fully feveloped and implemented an architecture t manage iformation technology investments. In particular, it had not defined all requriements essential to making investment cecisions and had not ensured that program-level architectures were completed and compatible with supported the Departments overall structure. Audit Report: IG-0686 (504.59 KB)

  17. Audit Report: IG-0766 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 Audit Report: IG-0766 May 24, 2007 The Department's Audit Resolution and Follow-up Process Over the years, the Office of Inspector General has issued findings and recoinmendations addressing numerous aspects of the Department of Energy's programs, operations and management hnctions. In many cases, the Department has concurred with the findings and reported that corrective actions to resolve problems or improve the efficiency of its operations have been implemented. Clearly, ensuring that

  18. Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Home Energy Audits Home Energy Audits A home energy checkup helps owners determine where their house is losing energy and money - and how such problems can be corrected to make the home more energy efficient. A professional technician -- often called an energy auditor -- can give your home a checkup. Items shown here include checking for leaks, examining insulation, inspecting the furnace and ductwork, performing a blower door test and using an infrared camera. Learn more about a professional

  19. ADA Requirements for Workplace Charging Installation | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers

    OPERATING CONTRACTS | Department of Energy ACQUISITION GUIDE CHAPTER 42.101: AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTS ACQUISITION GUIDE CHAPTER 42.101: AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTS A new chapter (42.101) has been added to the Acquisition Guide. It addresses how the Contracting Officer should view the vital, sometimes required by regulation, sometimes required by Department policy, and sometimes dictated by prudence, role of auditors in:

  20. A quality audit program for external beam radiotherapy

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hanson, W.F.; Stovall, M.

    1993-12-31

    For more than 25 years, the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center has had a quality audit program using mailed dosimeters to verify radiation therapy machine output. Two programs, one compulsory and one voluntary, presently monitor therapy beams at more than 1000 megavoltage-therapy facilities. A successful program requires two major components: a high-precision thermoluminescent dosimeter (TLD) system and dedicated staff that interact closely with the users to resolve discrepancies. The TLD system, the logistics used, and the human interaction of these programs are described. Examples show that the programs can identify major discrepancies, exceeding 5 %, as well as discrepancies as small as 3%.