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  1. Health and productivity gains from better indoor environments and their implications for the U.S. Department of Energy

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    Fisk, William J.

    2000-10-01

    A substantial portion of the US population suffers frequently from communicable respiratory illnesses, allergy and asthma symptoms, and sick building syndrome symptoms. We now have increasingly strong evidence that changes in building design, operation, and maintenance can significantly reduce these illnesses. Decreasing the prevalence or severity of these health effects would lead to lower health care costs, reduced sick leave, and shorter periods of illness-impaired work performance, resulting in annual economic benefits for the US in the tens of billions of dollars. Increasing the awareness of these potential health and economic gains, combined with other factors, could help bring about a shift in the way we design, construct, operate, and occupy buildings. The current goal of providing marginally adequate indoor environments could be replaced by the goal of providing indoor environments that maximize the health, satisfaction, and performance of building occupants. Through research and technology transfer, DOE and its contractors are well positioned to help stimulate this shift in practice and, consequently, improve the health and economic well-being of the US population. Additionally, DOE's energy-efficiency interests would be best served by a program that prepares for the potential shift, specifically by identifying and promoting the most energy-efficient methods of improving the indoor environment. The associated research and technology transfer topics of particular relevance to DOE are identified and discussed.

  2. Indoor Environment Program 1990 annual report

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    Not Available

    1992-01-01

    Approximately 38% of the energy consumed in the United States is used in buildings. Because humans spend an average of 85% to 90% of their time indoors, energy usage by the buildings sector can have a significant impact on human comfort, health and productivity. To advance energy conservation technologies while maintaining indoor air quality, research in the Indoor Environment Program (IEP) is directed toward understanding relations between building energy (usage and technologies), indoor air quality, and human health, comfort and productivity. The IEP addresses the issue of optimizing the health, comfort and productivity of a building's occupants while maintaining the building's energy efficiency. However, because ventilation is the dominant mechanism for removing pollutants with indoor sources, reduced ventilation may produce undesirable effects on indoor air quality and on the health, comfort, and productivity of a building's occupants. This issue is an important theme for the research of other research groups and projects within IEP.

  3. Indoor Environment Program 1990 annual report

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    Not Available

    1992-01-01

    Approximately 38% of the energy consumed in the United States is used in buildings. Because humans spend an average of 85% to 90% of their time indoors, energy usage by the buildings sector can have a significant impact on human comfort, health and productivity. To advance energy conservation technologies while maintaining indoor air quality, research in the Indoor Environment Program (IEP) is directed toward understanding relations between building energy (usage and technologies), indoor air quality, and human health, comfort and productivity. The IEP addresses the issue of optimizing the health, comfort and productivity of a building`s occupants while maintaining the building`s energy efficiency. However, because ventilation is the dominant mechanism for removing pollutants with indoor sources, reduced ventilation may produce undesirable effects on indoor air quality and on the health, comfort, and productivity of a building`s occupants. This issue is an important theme for the research of other research groups and projects within IEP.

  4. Energy Department Launches Better Buildings Alliance Indoor Lighting...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Better Buildings Alliance Indoor Lighting Campaign for Commercial Buildings Energy Department Launches Better Buildings Alliance Indoor Lighting Campaign for Commercial Buildings May ...

  5. Hawaii Department of Health Indoor and Radiological Health Branch...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Indoor and Radiological Health Branch Jump to: navigation, search Name: Hawaii Department of Health Indoor and Radiological Health Branch From Open Energy Information Address: 591...

  6. Indoor environment program. 1994 annual report

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    Daisey, J.M.

    1995-04-01

    Buildings use approximately one-third of the energy consumed in the United States. The potential energy savings derived from reduced infiltration and ventilation in buildings are substantial, since energy use associated with conditioning and distributing ventilation air is about 5.5 EJ per year. However, since ventilation is the dominant mechanism for removing pollutants from indoor sources, reduction of ventilation can have adverse effects on indoor air quality, and on the health, comfort, and productivity of building occupants. The Indoor Environment Program in LBL`s Energy and Environment Division was established in 1977 to conduct integrated research on ventilation, indoor air quality, and energy use and efficiency in buildings for the purpose of reducing energy liabilities associated with airflows into, within, and out of buildings while maintaining or improving occupant health and comfort. The Program is part of LBL`s Center for Building Science. Research is conducted on building energy use and efficiency, ventilation and infiltration, and thermal distribution systems; on the nature, sources, transport, transformation, and deposition of indoor air pollutants; and on exposure and health risks associated with indoor air pollutants. Pollutants of particular interest include radon; volatile, semivolatile, and particulate organic compounds; and combustion emissions, including environmental tobacco smoke, CO, and NO{sub x}.

  7. Indoor environment program - 1995 annual report

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    Daisey, J.M.

    1996-06-01

    Buildings use approximately one-third of the energy consumed in the United States. The potential energy savings derived from reduced infiltration and ventilation in buildings are substantial, since energy use associated with conditioning and distributing ventilation air is about 5.5 EJ per year. However, since ventilation is the dominant mechanism for removing pollutants from indoor sources, reduction of ventilation can have adverse effects on indoor air quality, and on the health, comfort, and productivity of building occupants. The Indoor Environment Program in LBL`s Energy and Environment Division was established in 1977 to conduct integrated research on ventilation, indoor air quality, and energy use and efficiency in buildings for the purpose of reducing energy liabilities associated with airflows into, within, and out of buildings while maintaining or improving occupant health and comfort. The Program is part of LBL`s Center for Building Science. Research is conducted on building energy use and efficiency, ventilation and infiltration, and thermal distribution systems; on the nature, sources, transport, transformation, and deposition of indoor air pollutants; and on exposure and health risks associated with indoor air pollutants. Pollutants of particular interest include radon; volatile, semivolatile, and particulate organic compounds; and combustion emissions, including environmental tobacco smoke, CO, and NO{sub x}.

  8. Energy Department Announces Indoor Lighting Winners of Next Generation

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

    Luminaires(tm) Solid-State Lighting Design Competition | Department of Energy Indoor Lighting Winners of Next Generation Luminaires(tm) Solid-State Lighting Design Competition Energy Department Announces Indoor Lighting Winners of Next Generation Luminaires(tm) Solid-State Lighting Design Competition September 17, 2014 - 5:45pm Addthis As part of the Obama Administration's efforts to reduce energy waste in U.S. buildings and help save Americans money by saving energy, the Energy Department

  9. Criegee intermediates in the indoor environment. New insights

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    Shallcross, D. E.; Taatjes, C. A.; Percival, C. J.

    2014-03-25

    Criegee intermediates are formed in the ozonolysis of alkenes and play an important role in indoor chemistry, notably as a source of OH radicals. Recent studies have shown that these Criegee intermediates react very quickly with NO2, SO2, and carbonyls, and in this study, steady-state calculations are used to inspect the potential impact of these data on indoor chemistry. It is shown that these reactions could accelerate NO3 formation and SO2 removal in the indoor environment significantly. In addition, reaction between Criegee intermediates and halogenated carbonyls could provide a significant loss process indoors, where currently one does not exist.

  10. STATEOFNEWMEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH...

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

    STATEOFNEWMEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIVISION, HAZARDOUS WASTE ... OF NEW MEXICO BEFORE THE SECRETARY OF ENVIRONMENT NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT, ...

  11. Environment | Department of Energy

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

    Environment Environment Environment The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) complies with all applicable environmental laws and regulations and establishes its own environmental requirements to ensure workers, the public, and the environment is protected from hazards associated with all Department operations. DOE provides assistance to the field to implement these policies, works in resolving environmental protection issues, and provides feedback to enhance environmental performance throughout the

  12. Criegee intermediates in the indoor environment. New insights

    SciTech Connect

    Shallcross, D. E.; Taatjes, C. A.; Percival, C. J.

    2014-03-25

    Criegee intermediates are formed in the ozonolysis of alkenes and play an important role in indoor chemistry, notably as a source of OH radicals. Recent studies have shown that these Criegee intermediates react very quickly with NO2, SO2, and carbonyls, and in this study, steady-state calculations are used to inspect the potential impact of these data on indoor chemistry. It is shown that these reactions could accelerate NO3 formation and SO2 removal in the indoor environment significantly. In addition, reaction between Criegee intermediates and halogenated carbonyls could provide a significant loss process indoors, where currently one does not exist.

  13. The Airborne Metagenome in an Indoor Urban Environment

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    Tringe, Susannah; Zhang, Tao; Liu, Xuguo; Yu, Yiting; Lee, Wah Heng; Yap, Jennifer; Yao, Fei; Suan, Sim Tiow; Ing, Seah Keng; Haynes, Matthew; Rohwer, Forest; Wei, Chia Lin; Tan, Patrick; Bristow, James; Rubin, Edward M.; Ruan, Yijun

    2008-02-12

    The indoor atmosphere is an ecological unit that impacts on public health. To investigate the composition of organisms in this space, we applied culture-independent approaches to microbes harvested from the air of two densely populated urban buildings, from which we analyzed 80 megabases genomic DNA sequence and 6000 16S rDNA clones. The air microbiota is primarily bacteria, including potential opportunistic pathogens commonly isolated from human-inhabited environments such as hospitals, but none of the data contain matches to virulent pathogens or bioterror agents. Comparison of air samples with each other and nearby environments suggested that the indoor air microbes are not random transients from surrounding outdoor environments, but rather originate from indoor niches. Sequence annotation by gene function revealed specific adaptive capabilities enriched in the air environment, including genes potentially involved in resistance to desiccation and oxidative damage. This baseline index of air microbiota will be valuable for improving designs of surveillance for natural or man-made release of virulent pathogens.

  14. Energy Department Launches Better Buildings Alliance Indoor Lighting Campaign for Commercial Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Today the Energy Department launched a new indoor lighting campaign to increase the use of high efficiency lighting technologies in commercial buildings. Through the Better Buildings Alliance, the...

  15. Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications | Department of Energy

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

    Specifications Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Version 1 (Rev. 01) EPA 402K-13001, February 2013 iaprev1.pdf (970.38 KB) ...

  16. New Mexico Environment Department | Open Energy Information

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    Department Jump to: navigation, search Logo: New Mexico Environment Department Name: New Mexico Environment Department Abbreviation: NMED Address: 1190 St. Francis Drive, Suite...

  17. NEXT GENERATION LUMINAIRES INDOOR JUDGING 2014 | Department of Energy

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

    NEXT GENERATION LUMINAIRES INDOOR JUDGING 2014 NEXT GENERATION LUMINAIRES INDOOR JUDGING 2014 View this behind-the-scenes look at the 2014 NGL judging event where entries were evaluated by a panel of judges drawn from the architectural lighting community in an intensive three-step process that combined the judges' personal evaluations with objective measures of luminaire performance. View the text-alternative version Solid-State Lighting Home About the Solid-State Lighting Program Research &

  18. Building America: Smarter Indoor Air Quality Solutions | Department of

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

    Energy Building America: Smarter Indoor Air Quality Solutions Building America: Smarter Indoor Air Quality Solutions The Building America projects exemplify how added tightness with improved source control, dilution, and high efficiency filtration can have little or no energy penalty. This page provides a brief description of the teams, areas of focus, and key team members. Learn more about Building America's world-class research. Team Lead: Gas Technology Institute-Des Plaines, IL Team

  19. Cheap Fixes for Beating the Heat Indoors | Department of Energy

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

    Cheap Fixes for Beating the Heat Indoors Cheap Fixes for Beating the Heat Indoors July 25, 2013 - 11:20am Addthis Blinds are a great option for cooling your home in the summer. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/nycshooter Blinds are a great option for cooling your home in the summer. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/nycshooter Erik Hyrkas Erik Hyrkas Media Relations Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy How can I participate? Instead of turning on the air

  20. Energy Department Announces Indoor Lighting Winners of Next Generation...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    As part of the Obama Administration's efforts to reduce energy waste in U.S. buildings and help save Americans money by saving energy, the Energy Department today announced the ...

  1. Energy Auditor - Single Family 2.0: Indoor Air Quality | Department of

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

    Energy Indoor Air Quality Energy Auditor - Single Family 2.0: Indoor Air Quality Indoor Air Quality - Complete (4.73 MB) Lesson Plan: Indoor Air Quality (250.28 KB) PowerPoint: Indoor Air Quality (4.59 MB) More Documents & Publications Energy Auditor - Single Family 2.0: Mechanical Ventilation Energy Auditor - Single Family 2.0: Building Assessment

  2. IN THE MATTER OF: STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT

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

    IN THE MATTER OF: STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT ) ... Waste Act ("HWA"), the New Mexico Environment Department ("NMED") hereby orders the ...

  3. STATEOFNEWMEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIVISION,

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

    STATEOFNEWMEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIVISION, HAZARDOUS WASTE BUREAU, Complainant UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, and NUCLEAR WASTE PARTNERSIDP, LLC Respondents WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT EDDY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Compliance Order No. HWB-14-21 ORDER GRANTING AN EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE AN ANSWER AND REQUEST FOR HEARING Responde~ts United States Department of Energy and Nuclear Waste Partnership, LLC, on December 22, 2014, filed an unopposed

  4. Study on the influence of CR-39 detector size on radon progeny detection in indoor environments

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    Pereira, L. A.; Hadler, J. C.; Lixandrão F, A. L.; Guedes, S.; Takizawa, R. H.

    2014-11-11

    It is well known that radon daughters up to {sup 214}Po are the real contaminants to be considered in case of indoor radon contamination. Assemblies consisting of 6 circular bare sheets of CR-39, a nuclear track detector, with radius varying from 0.15 to 1.2 cm were exposed far from any material surface for periods of approximately 6 months in 13 different indoor rooms (7 workplaces and 6 dwellings), where ventilation was moderate or poor. It was observed that track density was as greater as smaller was the detector radius. Track density data were fitted using an equation deduced based on the assumption that the behavior of radon and its progeny in the air was described by Fick's Law, i.e., when the main mechanism of transport of radon progeny in the air is diffusion. As many people spend great part of their time in closed or poorly ventilated environments, the confirmation they present equilibrium between radon and its progeny is an interesting start for dosimetric calculations concerning this contamination.

  5. STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT IN THE MATTER OF:

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

    Waste Act ("HWA"), the New Mexico Environment Department ("Department") hereby orders ... of this Order shall ensure continued protection of human health and the environment. ...

  6. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: Watershed...

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    Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: Watershed 319 Website Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Colorado Department of...

  7. STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT RESOURCE PROTECTION...

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

    WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT EDDY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) NO. ... Protection Division ("Division") of the New Mexico Environment Department ("NMED"), and ...

  8. Environment and Compliance | Department of Energy

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

    Environment and Compliance Environment and Compliance Environment and Compliance Offices of the Deputy General Counsel for Environment and Compliance Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Environment (GC-51) Office of the Assistant General Counsel for International and National Security Programs (GC-53) Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance (GC-54) Office of the Assistant General Counsel General Law (GC-56) Litigation, Regulation and Enforcement Environment and Compliance Environment

  9. Environment and Compliance | Department of Energy

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

    Environment and Compliance Environment and Compliance Cooling Tower Reflection | Credit: DOE Archives Cooling Tower Reflection | Credit: DOE Archives Offices of the Deputy General...

  10. Policy and Regulatory Environment | Department of Energy

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

    Soft Costs Policy and Regulatory Environment Policy and Regulatory Environment Photo of a man speaking while seated at a table with men and women surrounding him. A favorable ...

  11. New Mexico Environment Department Presents WIPP Its Highest Recognition for

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

    Environmental Excellence | Department of Energy Mexico Environment Department Presents WIPP Its Highest Recognition for Environmental Excellence New Mexico Environment Department Presents WIPP Its Highest Recognition for Environmental Excellence April 30, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Deb Gill, (575) 234-7270 U.S. DOE Carlsbad Field Office www.wipp.energy.gov CARLSBAD, N.M., April 30, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) was recognized by the

  12. IN THE MATTER OF: STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT

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

    IN THE MATTER OF: STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT ) ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER UNDER THE NEW MEXICO HAZARDOUS WASTE ACT§ 74-4-13 OF ENERGY AND NUCLEAR ) WASTE PARTNERSHIP LLC ) ) ) WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT ) EDDY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO ) ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER Pursuant to NMSA 1978, Section 74-4-13(A) ofthe Hazardous Waste Act ("HWA"), the New Mexico Environment Department ("NMED") hereby orders the Department of Energy ("DOE"), and

  13. Colorado Department of Health & Environment Nonpoint Source Webpage...

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    Source Webpage Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Colorado Department of Health & Environment Nonpoint Source Webpage Abstract This...

  14. STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    NATIONAL LABORATORY ) LOS ALAMOS COUNTY. NEW MEXICO > COMPLIANCE ORDER NO. HWB-14-20 ... the allegation in Paragraph 1 that the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) is an ...

  15. New Mexico Environment Department Presents WIPP Its Highest Recognitio...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Environment Department (NMED) with Green Zia Environmental Leadership Program (GZELP) Gold Level membership for excellence. The GZELP annually recognizes organizations and...

  16. Respiratory health effects of the indoor environment in a population of Dutch children

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    Dijkstra, L.; Houthuijs, D.; Brunekreef, B.; Akkerman, I.; Boleij, J.S. )

    1990-11-01

    The effect of indoor exposure to nitrogen dioxide on respiratory health was studied over a period of 2 yr in a population of nonsmoking Dutch children 6 to 12 yr of age. Lung function was measured at the schools, and information on respiratory symptoms was collected from a self-administered questionnaire completed by the parents of the children. Nitrogen dioxide was measured in the homes of all children with Palmes' diffusion tubes. In addition, information on smoking and dampness in the home was collected by questionnaire. There was no relationship between exposure to nitrogen dioxide in the home and respiratory symptoms. Respiratory symptoms were found to be associated with exposure to tobacco smoke and home dampness. There was a weak, negative association between maximal midexpiratory flow (MMEF) and exposure to nitrogen dioxide. FEV1, peak expiratory flow, and MMEF were all negatively associated with exposure to tobacco smoke. Home dampness was not associated with pulmonary function. Lung function growth, measured over a period of 2 yr, was not consistently associated with any of the indoor exposure variables. The development of respiratory symptoms over time was not associated with indoor exposure to nitrogen dioxide. There was a significant association between exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in the home and the development of wheeze. There was also a significant association between home dampness and the development of cough.

  17. Environment, Safety and Health Assessments | Department of Energy

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

    Environment, Safety and Health Assessments Environment, Safety and Health Assessments The Department of Energy's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments, within the Office of Enterprise Assessments, is responsible for conducting assessments to provide information on programs and performance in protecting our workers, the public, and environment from hazards present at Department sites and operations. This information provides assurance to our stakeholders and identifies areas for

  18. Acquisition and the Environment | Department of Energy

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

    Acquisition » Guidance » Acquisition and the Environment Acquisition and the Environment The information provide on these pages are meant to be resource and tool for the DOE acquisition community. Please share suggestions for its further development and improvement. Provide your comments to Richard Langston at (202) 287-1339, or e-mail them to richard.langston@hq.doe.gov GREEN PURCHASING OVERVIEW The White House Task Force on Recycling along with the US Army Center for Health Promotion and

  19. STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT IN THE MATTER OF:

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

    IN THE MATTER OF: UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT ) OF ENERGY AND NUCLEAR ) WASTE PARTNERSHIP LLC ) ) ) WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT ) EDDY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO ) ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER UNDER THE NEW MEXICO HAZARDOUS WASTE ACT§ 74-4-13 ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER Pursuant to NMSA 1978, Section 74-4-13(A) of the Hazardous Waste Act ("HWA"), the New Mexico Environment Department ("Department") hereby orders the Department of Energy, ("DOE"), and Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC

  20. Solar Policy Environment: Portland | Department of Energy

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

    Portland Solar Policy Environment: Portland This document outlines the policies in place affecting solar deployment. City of Portland's Solar Now! Program will pursue solar market transformation for Portland residents, businesses, and city operations. The program will work with other City bureaus to ease the regulatory process by streamlining city-level regulations for contractors, homeowners and businesses. The City will use its influence as a regulator, educator and motivator to reach the

  1. Environment, Safety, and Health Program for Department of Energy Operations

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

    1986-09-23

    To establish the Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) Program for Department of Energy (DOE) operations. Cancels DOE O 5480.1A. Canceled by DOE N 251.4.

  2. AGREEMENT BETWEEN NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT HAZARDOUS WASTE BUREAU

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

    AGREEMENT BETWEEN NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT HAZARDOUS WASTE BUREAU AND WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT PERMITTEES REGARDING A TIME EXTENSION FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION RELATED TO FINAL AUDIT REPORT A-09-08 OF THE IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY/CENTRAL CHARACTERIZATION PROJECT BACKGROUND 1. In a letter dated May 18,2009, the Hazardous Waste Bureau of the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) provided comments on the Idaho National Laboratory/Central Characterization Project (INLlCCP) Audit Report

  3. Environment Policy, Guidance & Reports | Department of Energy

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

    Policy, Guidance & Reports Environment Policy, Guidance & Reports The Office of Environmental Policy and Assistance establishes environmental protection policy, requirements and expectations for the Department to ensure that the environment is adequately protected from hazards associated with DOE environmental risks and impacts are minimized and compliant with environmental protection laws, regulations and standards are achieved. Technical experts work proactively with headquarters and

  4. Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments | Department of Energy

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

    Assessments Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments MISSION The Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments conducts assessments to provide critical feedback and objective information on programs and performance in protecting our workers, the public and environment from the multiple hazards present at Department sites and operations.This information provides assurance to our stakeholders and identifies areas for improvement to our leadership to support the safe performance

  5. Workshop on indoor air quality research needs

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1980-01-01

    Workshop participants report on indoor air quality research needs including the monitoring of indoor air quality, report of the instrumentation subgroup of indoor air quality, health effects, and the report of the control technology session. Risk analysis studies addressing indoor environments were also summarized. (DLS)

  6. Quo vadis? Microbial profiling revealed strong effects of cleanroom maintenance and routes of contamination in indoor environments

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    Moissl-Eichinger, Christine; Auerbach, Anna K.; Probst, Alexander J.; Mahnert, Alexander; Tom, Lauren; Piceno, Yvette; Andersen, Gary L.; Venkateswaran, Kasthuri; Rettberg, Petra; Barczyk, Simon; Pukall, Rüdiger; Berg, Gabriele

    2015-03-17

    Space agencies maintain highly controlled cleanrooms to ensure the demands of planetary protection. To study potential effects of microbiome control, we analyzed microbial communities in two particulate-controlled cleanrooms (ISO 5 and ISO 8) and two vicinal uncontrolled areas (office, changing room) by cultivation and 16S rRNA gene amplicon analysis (cloning, pyrotagsequencing, and PhyloChip G3 analysis). Maintenance procedures affected the microbiome on total abundance and microbial community structure concerning richness, diversity and relative abundance of certain taxa. Cleanroom areas were found to be mainly predominated by potentially human-associated bacteria; archaeal signatures were detected in every area. Results indicate that microorganisms were mainly spread from the changing room (68%) into the cleanrooms, potentially carried along with human activity. The numbers of colony forming units were reduced by up to ~400 fold from the uncontrolled areas towards the ISO 5 cleanroom, accompanied with a reduction of the living portion of microorganisms from 45% (changing area) to 1% of total 16S rRNA gene signatures as revealed via propidium monoazide treatment of the samples. Our results demonstrate the strong effects of cleanroom maintenance on microbial communities in indoor environments and can be used to improve the design and operation of biologically controlled cleanrooms.

  7. Quo vadis? Microbial profiling revealed strong effects of cleanroom maintenance and routes of contamination in indoor environments

    DOE PAGES [OSTI]

    Moissl-Eichinger, Christine; Auerbach, Anna K.; Probst, Alexander J.; Mahnert, Alexander; Tom, Lauren; Piceno, Yvette; Andersen, Gary L.; Venkateswaran, Kasthuri; Rettberg, Petra; Barczyk, Simon; et al

    2015-03-17

    Space agencies maintain highly controlled cleanrooms to ensure the demands of planetary protection. To study potential effects of microbiome control, we analyzed microbial communities in two particulate-controlled cleanrooms (ISO 5 and ISO 8) and two vicinal uncontrolled areas (office, changing room) by cultivation and 16S rRNA gene amplicon analysis (cloning, pyrotagsequencing, and PhyloChip G3 analysis). Maintenance procedures affected the microbiome on total abundance and microbial community structure concerning richness, diversity and relative abundance of certain taxa. Cleanroom areas were found to be mainly predominated by potentially human-associated bacteria; archaeal signatures were detected in every area. Results indicate that microorganisms weremore » mainly spread from the changing room (68%) into the cleanrooms, potentially carried along with human activity. The numbers of colony forming units were reduced by up to ~400 fold from the uncontrolled areas towards the ISO 5 cleanroom, accompanied with a reduction of the living portion of microorganisms from 45% (changing area) to 1% of total 16S rRNA gene signatures as revealed via propidium monoazide treatment of the samples. Our results demonstrate the strong effects of cleanroom maintenance on microbial communities in indoor environments and can be used to improve the design and operation of biologically controlled cleanrooms.« less

  8. Environment, Safety, and Health Program for Department of Energy Operations

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

    1986-09-23

    This Page Change transmits revised pages of DOE O 5480.1B to renew the authority fo the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health to curtail or suspend operations at Department of Energy facilities. Chg 1 dated 5-10-93. Canceled by DOE N 251.4.

  9. NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT Hazardous Waste Burealt SUSANA MARTINEZ

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

    MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT Hazardous Waste Burealt SUSANA MARTINEZ Governor 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505*6303 Phone (50S) 476-6000 Fax (50S) 476-6030 www.lfmenv.stale.nm.IU RYAN FLYNN Cabinet Secretary Designate JOHN A, SANCHr - :Z Lieutenant Governor CERTIFIED MAIL - RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED SeplelIlber 20, 201 3 Jose Franco, Manager Carlsbad Field Office Department of Energy P.O. Box 3090 Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221-3090 M. Farok Sharif, Project Manager

  10. An Employee Think Tank to Improve the Department of Energy Work Environment

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

    and Employee Work Experience | Department of Energy An Employee Think Tank to Improve the Department of Energy Work Environment and Employee Work Experience An Employee Think Tank to Improve the Department of Energy Work Environment and Employee Work Experience May 19, 2015 - 3:55pm Addthis Staff at an all-hands Meeting with Secretary Ernest Moniz. | Energy Department Photo. Staff at an all-hands Meeting with Secretary Ernest Moniz. | Energy Department Photo. Natasha Campbell Natasha

  11. Energy, Utility, and Environment Conference | Department of Energy

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

    Energy, Utility, and Environment Conference Energy, Utility, and Environment Conference February 8, 2017 9:00AM EST to February 10, 2017 5:00PM EST San Diego, California

  12. Climate Change, Drought & Environment | Department of Energy

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

    Climate Change, Drought & Environment Climate Change, Drought & Environment Afternoon Plenary Session: Current Trends in the Advanced Bioindustry Climate Change, Drought, and Environment-Michael Champ, Executive Director, The Sustainable Water Challenge b13_champ_ap-1.pdf (3.87 MB) More Documents & Publications CX-010546: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-013770: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-011227: Categorical Exclusion Determination

  13. Environment, Safety, and Health Special Review, Department of...

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    for Nanoscale Material Activities at Department of Energy Laboratories This report provides the results of a Special Review of work practices associated with nanoscale material ...

  14. Built Environment Energy Analysis Tool | Department of Energy

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

    Built Environment Energy Analysis Tool Built Environment Energy Analysis Tool This documentation describes the development of a tool created to evaluate the effects of built environment scenarios on transportation energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and provides guidance on how to apply the tool. Documentation Presentation More Documents & Publications Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change in NEPA Reviews Scenario Development for the

  15. Our Commitment to Environment, Security, Safety and Health | Department of

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    Energy Commitment to Environment, Security, Safety and Health Our Commitment to Environment, Security, Safety and Health FE's 2011 ESS&H Annual Report The Office of Fossil Energy is committed to conducting our mission to achieve the greatest benefit for all our stakeholders, including our employees and the public, while actively adhering to the highest applicable standards for environment, security, safety and health (ESS&H). We are working to continuously improve our practices

  16. Alaska Forum on the Environment | Department of Energy

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    Alaska Forum on the Environment Alaska Forum on the Environment February 6, 2017 8:00AM AKST to February 10, 2017 5:00PM AKST Anchorage, Alaska Dena'ina Center 600 W. 7th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501 The Alaska Forum on the Environment is Alaska's largest statewide gathering of environmental professionals from government agencies, nonprofit and for-profit businesses, community leaders, Alaskan youth, conservationists, biologists, and community elders. The sessions include topics on climate change,

  17. Transformation of the Built Environment by 2030 | Department of Energy

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

    Transformation of the Built Environment by 2030 Transformation of the Built Environment by 2030 July 6, 2016 - 4:06pm Addthis Transformation of the Built Environment by 2030 By Monica Kanojia Architecture 2030 has been lauded by industry and collaborative colleagues alike for its development and implementation of key strategies to reduce fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as well as stimulating the creation of resilient communities that have the ability to adapt to the

  18. Webinar: Biofuels for the Environment and Communities | Department...

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    Biofuels for the Environment and Communities sustainabilitywebinaroverview20150422.pdf (1.04 MB) sustainabilitywebinardale20150422.pdf (2.73 MB) sustainabilitywebinarnegri...

  19. STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIVISION,

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

    Complainant, V. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, and NUCLEAR WASTE PARTNERSHIP, LLC, Respondents. WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT EDDY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO l COMPLIANCE ORDER NO. HWB-14-21 (CO) MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE AN ANSWER AND REQ UEST FOR HEARING Come now the United States Department of Energy (DOE), and Nuclear Waste Partnership, LLC (Respondents), and move for an extension of time until January 9, 2015, for Respondents to file an Answer and Request for Hearing, pursuant to

  20. How to Save the Environment and Money | Department of Energy

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    Save the Environment and Money How to Save the Environment and Money April 21, 2012 - 12:02pm Addthis Amanda Scott Amanda Scott Former Managing Editor, Energy.gov On Friday, Secretary Chu hosted a live chat discussion to celebrate the 42nd annual Earth Day. The conversation with an in-person audience, streamed live here on energy.gov, highlighted the fact that we don't have to choose between our economy and our environment. For example, Secretary Chu highlighted how easy it is to save money and

  1. Before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee | Department...

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

    Statement Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, Washington, D.C. By: Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy Subject: H.R. 2454, the American Clean...

  2. Before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee | Department...

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    Before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee By: Secretary Steven Chu Subject: Climate Change Legislation PDF icon 10-27-09FinalTestimony(Chu).pdf More Documents &...

  3. Integrated Energy Analysis and Validation Environment | Department of

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    Energy Integrated Energy Analysis and Validation Environment Integrated Energy Analysis and Validation Environment Lead Performer: EnergyAnalytics - Avon, CT DOE Funding: $86,147 Cost Share: N/A Project Term: June 2014 - March 2015 Funding Opportunity: Small Business Innovation Research FY 2014 Phase 1 Release 2 Awards Project Objective A great deal of progress has been made in delivery of highly mature building systems energy simulation tools. However, application of these highly

  4. USW Health Safety and Environment Conference - HSS Workshop | Department of

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    Energy USW Health Safety and Environment Conference - HSS Workshop USW Health Safety and Environment Conference - HSS Workshop Workshop Date: March 7, 2012 Documents Available for Download Workshop Agenda (150.98 KB) Presentation: Regulatory Enforcement (345.86 KB) Presentation: Integrated Approach to Health, Safety and Security (467.13 KB) Presentation: Improving Safety Culture at DOE Sites (256.78 KB) Presentation: 851 Rule Implementation Improvement Efforts (1.48 MB) More Documents &

  5. Environment, Health, Safety & Security | Department of Energy

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

    Environment, Health, Safety & Security Environment, Health, Safety & Security Worker Safety and Health Training at Oak Ridge Operations Office on December 5 - 8, 2016 Worker Safety and Health Training at Oak Ridge Operations Office on December 5 - 8, 2016 The Office of Worker Safety and Health Policy will provide OSHA 30-hour Construction Safety training to 25 individuals at the Oak Ridge Operations Office. Read more 2016 DOE Analytical Services Program Workshop 2016 DOE Analytical

  6. The Rugged World of Harsh Environment Sensors | Department of Energy

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    The Rugged World of Harsh Environment Sensors The Rugged World of Harsh Environment Sensors August 11, 2016 - 4:55pm Addthis A CO2 laser melts a rod of solid sapphire and draws a sapphire optical fiber. Sapphire has a high melting point, which can withstand the brutal conditions inside gas turbine engines and solid oxide fuel cells. | Photo courtesy of National Energy Technology Laboratory. A CO2 laser melts a rod of solid sapphire and draws a sapphire optical fiber. Sapphire has a high melting

  7. STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT RESOURCE PROTECTION DMSION,

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    RESOURCE PROTECTION DMSION, HAZARDOUS WASTE BUREAU, Complainant, v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, and NUCLEAR WASTE PARTNERSHIP, LLC, Respondents. WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT EDDY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) NO. HWB-14-21 (CO) SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND STIPULATED FINAL ORDER This Settlement Agreement and Stipulated Final Order ("Settlement Agreement") is entered into between the Hazardous Waste Bureau {"HWB") of the Resource Protection Division

  8. Solar Policy Environment: San Francisco | Department of Energy

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    San Francisco Solar Policy Environment: San Francisco This document outlines the policies in place affecting solar deployment. The City and County of San Francisco's "Solar San Francisco" Initiative will strive to remove barriers to the deployment of solar technologies in San Francisco as part of its effort to reduce its overall greenhouse gas emissions to 20% below 1990 levels by the year 2012. Location San Francisco, California United States See map: Google Maps Date December 2009

  9. STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIVISION,

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

    Complainant UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, and NUCLEAR WASTE PARTNERSHIP, LLC Respondents WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT EDDY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) SCHEDULING ORDER Compliance Order No. HWB-14-21 Pursuant to 74-4-10(H) of the Hazardous Waste Act, NMSA 1978 and NMED's Adjudicatory Procedures, 20.1.5.1 to 600 NMAC (2015), this matter is set for a public hearing as set forth below. 1. The Hearing in this matter is set to begin on July 27, 2015 at 9:00 am in Santa Fe, New

  10. DOE Awards Grant to New Mexico Environment Department for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Oversight, Monitoring

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Carlsbad, NM - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a grant for an estimated $1.6 million to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED). The five-year grant funds an agreement for NMED to conduct non-regulatory environmental oversight and monitoring to evaluate activities conducted at DOE’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico.

  11. Impacts of contaminant storage on indoor air quality: Model developmen...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    of airborne chemical species by building materials and furnishings in the indoor environment. The model is applied to describe the interaction between formaldehyde in building...

  12. Coding Websites Outside of the Energy.gov Drupal Environment | Department

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

    of Energy Energy.gov Content Management System » Quality Assurance Checklists » Coding Websites Outside of the Energy.gov Drupal Environment Coding Websites Outside of the Energy.gov Drupal Environment These coding requirements are used on websites that are hosted outside of Energy.gov's Drupal environment. Due to requirements from the Department of Energy's Public Affairs, websites cannot be hosted outside of Energy.gov unless they receive written approval from Public Affairs. See the

  13. Climate change and health: Indoor heat exposure in vulnerable populations

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    White-Newsome, Jalonne L.; Sanchez, Brisa N.; Jolliet, Olivier; Zhang, Zhenzhen; Parker, Edith A.; Timothy Dvonch, J.; O'Neill, Marie S.

    2012-01-15

    Introduction: Climate change is increasing the frequency of heat waves and hot weather in many urban environments. Older people are more vulnerable to heat exposure but spend most of their time indoors. Few published studies have addressed indoor heat exposure in residences occupied by an elderly population. The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between outdoor and indoor temperatures in homes occupied by the elderly and determine other predictors of indoor temperature. Materials and methods: We collected hourly indoor temperature measurements of 30 different homes; outdoor temperature, dewpoint temperature, and solar radiation data during summer 2009 in Detroit, MI. We used mixed linear regression to model indoor temperatures' responsiveness to weather, housing and environmental characteristics, and evaluated our ability to predict indoor heat exposures based on outdoor conditions. Results: Average maximum indoor temperature for all locations was 34.85 Degree-Sign C, 13.8 Degree-Sign C higher than average maximum outdoor temperature. Indoor temperatures of single family homes constructed of vinyl paneling or wood siding were more sensitive than brick homes to outdoor temperature changes and internal heat gains. Outdoor temperature, solar radiation, and dewpoint temperature predicted 38% of the variability of indoor temperatures. Conclusions: Indoor exposures to heat in Detroit exceed the comfort range among elderly occupants, and can be predicted using outdoor temperatures, characteristics of the housing stock and surroundings to improve heat exposure assessment for epidemiological investigations. Weatherizing homes and modifying home surroundings could mitigate indoor heat exposure among the elderly.

  14. Environment

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

    Environment Environment Events Learn about our science, listen to lectures on environment and climate change at the Bradbury Science Museum or at Cafe Scientific events in your community. Oct 14 Wed 4:00 PM Laboratory's Electronic Public Reading room training J. Robert Oppenheimer Study Center, Room JRO 1&2 - West Jemez Road at Casa Grande The Department of Energy (DOE) and the Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), are holding training on the contents and use of the Los Alamos National

  15. Investigation of key parameters influencing the efficient photocatalytic oxidation of indoor volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

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    Quici, Natalia; Kibanova, Daria; Vera, Maria Laura; Choi, Hyeok; Dionysiou, Dionysios D.; Litter, Marta I.; Cervini-Silva, Javiera; Hodgson, Alfred T.; Destaillats, Hugo; Destaillats, Hugo

    2008-06-01

    Photocatalytic oxidation of indoor VOCs has the potential to eliminate pollutants from indoor environments, thus effectively improving and/or maintaining indoor air quality while reducing ventilation energy costs. Design and operation of UV photocatalytic oxidation (UVPCO) air cleaners requires optimization of various parameters to achieve highest pollutant removal efficiencies while avoiding the formation of harmful secondary byproducts and maximizing catalyst lifetime.

  16. US Department of Energy Environment, Safety and Health Progress Assessment of the Nevada Test Site

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    Not Available

    1992-08-01

    This report documents the result of the US Department of Energy (DOE) Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) Progress Assessment of the Nevada Test Site (NTS), Nye County, Nevada. The assessment, which was conducted from July 20 through August 4, 1992, included a selective review of the ES&H management systems and progress of the responsible DOE Headquarters Program Offices; the DOE Nevada Field Office (NV); and the site contractors. The ES&H Progress Assessments are part of the Secretary of Energy`s continuing effort to institutionalize line management accountability and the self-assessment process throughout DOE and its contractor organizations. This report presents a summary of issues and progress in the areas of environment, safety and health, and management.

  17. Environment matters

    SciTech Connect

    2005-07-01

    This year's annual review is devoted to the theme of environmental health. It contains: an overview by the Director of the World Bank's Environment Department, J. Warren Evans; viewpoints on health risks of environmental pollution, integrating health concerns into carbon planning, sanitation in the world's poorest countries and impacts of indoor air pollution on health; and reviews on the World Bank's efforts to adapt safeguards to demanding priorities and on the Banks' 2005 environmental portfolio. Feature articles include a review of the Bank's Clean Air Initiative (now active in Africa, South and East Asia and Latin America). Reviews of work in the Bank's six regions focus on efforts to address the linkages among poverty, environmental pollution and human health.

  18. About the Environment Team 1 (LM-20.1) | Department of Energy

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

    Environment Team 1 (LM-20.1) About the Environment Team 1 (LM-20.1) Text coming

  19. Indoor Temperature and Humidity Data Collection and Analysis

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

    NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Indoor Temperature and Humidity Data Collection and Analysis Chuck Booten, NREL Paul Norton, NERD Cheryn Metzger, NREL Why do we care about indoor Temp/RH? "Anecdotal evidence from the field and controlled studies have raised concerns about the accuracy of software-based energy analysis for existing homes. ....

  20. Indoor radon and decay products: Concentrations, causes, and control strategies

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    Nero, A.V.; Gadgil, A.J.; Nazaroff, W.W.; Revzan, K.L.

    1990-11-01

    This report is another in the on going technical report series that addresses various aspects of the DOE Radon Research Program. It provides an overview of what is known about the behavior of radon and its decay products in the indoor environment and examines the manner in which several important classes of factors -- structural, geological, and meteorological -- affect indoor radon concentrations. Information on US indoor radon concentrations, currently available monitoring methods and novel radon control strategies are also explored. 238 refs., 22 figs., 9 tabs.

  1. Environment, Safety, and Health Special Review, Department of Energy Laboratories- August 2008

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    Special Review of Work Practices for Nanoscale Material Activities at Department of Energy Laboratories

  2. Department

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    . , Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 FEB 102014 Dear Colleague: We would like to invite you to participate in a Pro'gram Requirements Review entitled "Large Scale...

  3. Department

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    This requirements review is organized by the Department of Energy's Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing ...

  4. Office of radiation and indoor air: Program description

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    1993-06-01

    The goal of the Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA) Office of Radiation and Indoor Air is to protect the public and the environment from exposures to radiation and indoor air pollutants. The Office develops protection criteria, standards, and policies and works with other programs within EPA and other agencies to control radiation and indoor air pollution exposures; provides technical assistance to states through EPA`s regional offices and other agencies having radiation and indoor air protection programs; directs an environmental radiation monitoring program; responds to radiological emergencies; and evaluates and assesses the overall risk and impact of radiation and indoor air pollution. The Office is EPA`s lead office for intra- and interagency activities coordinated through the Committee for Indoor Air Quality. It coordinates with and assists the Office of Enforcement in enforcement activities where EPA has jurisdiction. The Office disseminates information and works with state and local governments, industry and professional groups, and citizens to promote actions to reduce exposures to harmful levels of radiation and indoor air pollutants.

  5. Fresh air indoors

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    Kull, K.

    1988-09-01

    This article describes and compares ventilation systems for the control of indoor air pollution in residential housing. These include: local exhaust fans, whole-house fans, central exhaust with wall ports, and heat-recovery central ventilation (HRV). HRV's have a higher initial cost than the other systems but they are the only ones that save energy. Homeowners are given guidelines for choosing the system best suited for their homes in terms of efficiency and payback period.

  6. Department

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    u.s. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey Analysis of Borehole-Radar Reflection Logs from Selected HC Boreholes at the Project Shoal Area, Churchill County, Nevada By John W. Lane, Jr., Peter K. Joesten, Greg Pohll, and Todd Mihevic Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4014 Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy Storrs, Connecticut 2001 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR GALE A. NORTON, Secretary U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Charles G. Groat, Director The use of firm,

  7. Environment

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    Video News Room News Releases Environment newsroomassetsimagesenvi-icon.png Earth, Environment Climate impacts, including global temperatures, drought and forest fires ...

  8. Department

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    Director, Office of Hearings and Appeals (HG-1), U.S. Department of Energy, L'Enfant Plaza Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20585-1615, and shall be filed...

  9. Department

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    be made in writing to the Director, Office of Hearings and Appeals (HG-1), L'Enfant Plaza Building, US. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C....

  10. Department

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    for High Energy Physics" on November 12-13,2009, in the Washington, DC, area. This workshop is organized by the Department of Energy's Offices of High Energy Physics (HEP) and ...

  11. Environment, Safety, and Health Policy for the Department of Energy Complex

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

    1995-06-15

    The Vision and Principles for the Protection of the Worker, Public, and Environment. Canceled by DOE P 450.7.

  12. Microsoft Word - Fact Sheet Environment 100808 FINAL.doc | Department of

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    Energy Environment 100808 FINAL.doc Microsoft Word - Fact Sheet Environment 100808 FINAL.doc Microsoft Word - Fact Sheet Environment 100808 FINAL.doc (56.51 KB) More Documents & Publications Major Communications Report May 5, 2009 Major Communications Report April 30, 2009 Major Communications Report April 28, 2009

  13. GATEWAY Demonstration Indoor Projects | Department of Energy

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    LED Wall Washer Retrofit: College Park, Maryland At the University of Maryland, the GATEWAY program looked at LED wall washer options for a demonstration at the Clarice Smith ...

  14. Payment Of the New Mexico Environment Department- Hazardous Waste Bureau Annual Business and Generation Fees Calendar Year 2011

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    Juarez, Catherine L.

    2012-08-31

    The purpose of this letter is to transmit to the New Mexico Environment Department-Hazardous Waste Bureau (NMED-HWB), the Los alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Annual Business and Generation Fees for calendar year 2011. These fees are required pursuant to the provisions of New Mexico Hazardous Waste Act, Chapter 74, Article 4, NMSA (as amended). The Laboratory's Fenton Hill Facility did not generate any hazardous waste during the entire year, and is not required to pay a fee for calendar year 2011. The enclosed fee represents the amount for a single facility owned by the Department of Energy and co-operated by the Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS).

  15. Health and Well-Being in the Built Environment | Department of Energy

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    Health and Well-Being in the Built Environment Health and Well-Being in the Built Environment November 18, 2016 - 1:34pm Addthis By Cindy Zhu This year's Greenbuild International Conference and Expo saw continuation of the "health and well-being" theme as related to the built environment and its impact on occupant health and productivity. The message resonated with the commercial real estate sector in particular, with interest spanning from institutional investors making considerations

  16. Department

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    Nuclear Physics," on May 26-27,2011, in Bethesda, MD (Washington, DC area). This workshop is organized by the Department of Energy's Offices of Nuclear Physics (NP) and Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR). The workshop's goal is to characterize NP production computing requirements over the next 3 - 5 years at NERSC,the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. NERSCis the principal provider of production High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities and services for the

  17. Department

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    Washington, DC 20585 DATE: May 21,2008 SUBJECT: Fonnat of Petition for Advance Waiver of Patent Rights The attached document sets forth the fonnat to be used by field patent counsel for a Petition for an Advance Waiver of Patent Rights under 10 CFR 784. ~ Ja ' ,. ~ " " j ", .., lY CQ i -.-- Paul A GotiIi b Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property 1 * Printed with soy ink on recycled paper UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY PETITION FOR ADVANCE

  18. Environment

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    Environment Environment The Lab's mission is to develop and apply science and technology to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent; reduce global threats; and solve other emerging national security and energy challenges. Contact Operator Los Alamos National Laboratory (505) 667-5061 The Lab has a strategy to clean up the past, control current operations, and move toward a sustainable future in which waste is minimized and other effects on the environment are

  19. Environment

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    Environment Environment A repository for images showing environmental cleanup and protection efforts around the Lab. News Releases Science Briefs Photos Picture of the Week Publications Social Media Videos Fact Sheets PHOTOS BY TOPIC Careers Community Visitors Environment History Science The Lab Click thumbnails to enlarge. Photos arranged by most recent first, horizontal formats before vertical. See Flickr for more sizes and details. Workers sample contents of LANL's Material Disposal Area B

  20. DOE Publishes CALiPER Snapshot Report on Indoor LED Luminaires

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    The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a Snapshot Report on indoor LED luminaires, which utilizes the LED Lighting Facts® program's extensive product database to help industry...

  1. environment

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    After operating for 34 years and training over 14,000 sailors, the Department of Energy S1C Prototype Reactor Site in Windsor, Connecticut, was returned to "green field"...

  2. 11th Annual Energy Department Joint Genome Institute Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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    The 11th Annual DOE Joint Genome Institute Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting will be held March 21–25, 2016 in Walnut Creek, California. The meeting will gather together experts and researchers working in energy and environmental genomics and synthetic biology, and it will have a special focus on the work done at the DOE Joint Genome Institute. Bioenergy Technologies Office Technology Manager Daniel Fishman will be in attendance.

  3. indoor | OpenEI Community

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    Contributor 17 September, 2013 - 12:39 Are you willing to reply to a text message once a day with information about your comfort level at your indoor location? building...

  4. Indoor Radon and Its Decay Products: Concentrations, Causes, and Control Strategies

    SciTech Connect

    Nero, A.V.; Gadgil, A.J.; Nazaroff, W.W.; Revzan, K.L.

    1990-01-01

    This report is an introduction to the behavior of radon 222 and its decay products in indoor air. This includes review of basic characteristics of radon and its decay products and of features of the indoor environment itself, all of which factors affect behavior in indoor air. The experimental and theoretical evidence on behavior of radon and its decay products is examined, providing a basis for understanding the influence of geological, structural, and meteorological factors on indoor concentrations, as well as the effectiveness of control techniques. We go on to examine three important issues concerning indoor radon. We thus include (1) an appraisal of the concentration distribution in homes, (2) an examination of the utility and limitations of popular monitoring techniques and protocols, and (3) an assessment of the key elements of strategies for controlling radon levels in homes.

  5. Indoor nitrogen dioxide in five Chattangooga, Tennessee public housing developments

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    Parkhurst, W.J.; Harper, J.P. ); Spengler, J.D.; Fraumeni, L.P.; Majahad, A.M. ); Cropp, J.W. )

    1988-01-01

    This report summarizes an indoor nitrogen dioxide (NO{sub 2}) sampling study conducted during January through March of 1987 in five Chattanooga public housing developments. The origins of this study date to the summer of 1983 when the Piney Woods Community Organization (a citizens action group) expressed concern about toxic industrial air pollution and the effects it might have on their community. In response to these concerns, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau (Bureau) requested assistance from the Tennessee Department of Health and Environment (TDHE) in conducting a community health survey and assistance from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in conducting a community air quality measurement program. The TDHE community health study did not find any significant differences between the mortality statistics for the Piney Woods community and a demographically similar control group. However, a health survey revealed that Piney Woods residents did not have a statistically significant higher self-reported prevalence of cough, wheezing, phlegm, breathlessness, colds, and respiratory illness.

  6. Factors affecting the indoor concentrations of carbonaceous aerosols of outdoor origin

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    Lunden, Melissa M.; Kirchstetter, Thomas W.; Thatcher, Tracy L.; Hering, Susanne V.; Brown, Nancy J.

    2007-06-25

    A field study was conducted in an unoccupied single story residence in Clovis, California to provide data to address issues important to assess the indoor exposure to particles of outdoor origin. Measurements of black and organic carbonaceous aerosols were performed using a variety of methods, resulting in both near real-time measurements as well as integrated filter based measurements. Comparisons of the different measurement methods show that it is crucial to account for gas phase adsorption artifacts when measuring organic carbon (OC). Measured concentrations affected by the emissions of organic compounds sorbed to indoor surfaces imply a higher degree of infiltration of outdoor organic carbon aerosols into the indoor environment for our unoccupied house. Analysis of the indoor and outdoor data for black carbon (BC) aerosols show that, on average, the indoor concentration of black carbon aerosols behaves in a similar manner to sulfate aerosols. In contrast, organic carbon aerosols are subject to chemical transformations indoors that, for our unoccupied home, resulted in lower indoor OC concentrations than would be expected by physical loss mechanisms alone. These results show that gas to particle partitioning of organic compounds, as well as gas to surface interactions within the residence, are an important process governing the indoor concentration to OC aerosols of outdoor origin.

  7. Integrating Human Indoor Air Pollutant Exposure within Life Cycle Impact Assessment

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    Hellweg, Stefanie; Demou, Evangelia; Bruzzi, Raffaella; Meijer, Arjen; Rosenbaum, Ralph K.; Huijbregts, Mark A.J.; McKone, Thomas E.

    2008-12-21

    Neglecting health effects from indoor pollutant emissions and exposure, as currently done in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), may result in product or process optimizations at the expense of workers? or consumers? health. To close this gap, methods for considering indoor exposure to chemicals are needed to complement the methods for outdoor human exposure assessment already in use. This paper summarizes the work of an international expert group on the integration of human indoor and outdoor exposure in LCA, within the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative. A new methodological framework is proposed for a general procedure to include human-health effects from indoor exposure in LCA. Exposure models from occupational hygiene and household indoor air quality studies and practices are critically reviewed and recommendations are provided on the appropriateness of various model alternatives in the context of LCA. A single-compartment box model is recommended for use as a default in LCA, enabling one to screen occupational and household exposures consistent with the existing models to assess outdoor emission in a multimedia environment. An initial set of model parameter values was collected. The comparison between indoor and outdoor human exposure per unit of emission shows that for many pollutants, intake per unit of indoor emission may be several orders of magnitude higher than for outdoor emissions. It is concluded that indoor exposure should be routinely addressed within LCA.

  8. Manual on indoor air quality

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    Diamond, R.C.; Grimsrud, D.T.

    1983-12-01

    This reference manual was prepared to assist electric utilities in helping homeowners, builders, and new home buyers to understand a broad range of issues related to indoor air quality. The manual is directed to technically knowledgeable persons employed by utility companies - the customer service or marketing representative, applications engineer, or technician - who may not have specific expertise in indoor air quality issues. In addition to providing monitoring and control techniques, the manual summarizes the link between pollutant concentrations, air exchange, and energy conservation and describes the characteristics and health effects of selected pollutants. Where technical information is too lengthy or complex for inclusion in this volume, reference sources are given. Information for this manual was gathered from technical studies, manufacturers' information, and other materials from professional societies, institutes, and associations. The aim has been to provide objective technical and descriptive information that can be used by utility personnel to make informed decisions about indoor air quality issues.

  9. Factors affecting the concentration of outdoor particles indoors (COPI): Identification of data needs and existing data

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    Thatcher, Tracy L.; McKone, Thomas E.; Fisk, William J.; Sohn, Michael D.; Delp, Woody W.; Riley, William J.; Sextro, Richard G.

    2001-12-01

    The process of characterizing human exposure to particulate matter requires information on both particle concentrations in microenvironments and the time-specific activity budgets of individuals among these microenvironments. Because the average amount of time spent indoors by individuals in the US is estimated to be greater than 75%, accurate characterization of particle concentrations indoors is critical to exposure assessments for the US population. In addition, it is estimated that indoor particle concentrations depend strongly on outdoor concentrations. The spatial and temporal variations of indoor particle concentrations as well as the factors that affect these variations are important to health scientists. For them, knowledge of the factors that control the relationship of indoor particle concentrations to outdoor levels is particularly important. In this report, we identify and evaluate sources of data for those factors that affect the transport to and concentration of outdoor particles in the indoor environment. Concentrations of particles indoors depend upon the fraction of outdoor particles that penetrate through the building shell or are transported via the air handling (HVAC) system, the generation of particles by indoor sources, and the loss mechanisms that occur indoors, such as deposition. To address these issues, we (i) identify and assemble relevant information including the behavior of particles during air leakage, HVAC operations, and particle filtration; (ii) review and evaluate the assembled information to distinguish data that are directly relevant to specific estimates of particle transport from those that are only indirectly useful and (iii) provide a synthesis of the currently available information on building air-leakage parameters and their effect on indoor particle matter concentrations.

  10. Impacts of contaminant storage on indoor air quality: Model developmen...

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    Journal Article: Impacts of contaminant storage on indoor air quality: Model development Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Impacts of contaminant storage on indoor air...

  11. Energy Impacts of Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality Retrofits...

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    Energy Impacts of Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality Retrofits of Apartments in California Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Energy Impacts of Energy and Indoor ...

  12. Energy Savings with Acceptable Indoor Air Quality Through Improved...

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    Savings with Acceptable Indoor Air Quality Through Improved Air Flow Control in Residential Retrofit Energy Savings with Acceptable Indoor Air Quality Through Improved Air Flow ...

  13. Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Version 1 (Rev. 02...

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    Specifications Version 1 (Rev. 02) Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Version 1 (Rev. 02) Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Version 1 (Rev. 02), November 2013, ...

  14. ENERGY STAR Webinar: Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality...

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    Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for School Building Upgrades ENERGY STAR Webinar: Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for School...

  15. Validation of a zero-equation turbulence model for complex indoor airflow simulation

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    Srebric, J.; Chen, Q.; Glicksman, L.R.

    1999-07-01

    The design of an indoor environment requires a tool that can quickly predict the three-dimensional distributions of air velocity, temperature, and contaminant concentrations in the room on a desktop computer. This investigation has tested a zero-equation turbulence model for the prediction of the indoor environment in an office with displacement ventilation, with a heater and infiltration and with forced convection and a partition wall. The computed air velocity and temperature distributions agree well with the measured data. The computing time for each case is less than seven minutes on a PC Pentium II, 350 MHz.

  16. Providing better indoor environmental quality brings economicbenefits

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    Fisk, William; Seppanen, Olli

    2007-06-01

    This paper summarizes the current scientific evidence that improved indoor environmental quality can improve work performance and health. The review indicates that work and school work performance is affected by indoor temperature and ventilation rate. Pollutant source removal can sometimes improve work performance. Based on formal statistical analyses of existing research results, quantitative relationships are provided for the linkages of work performance with indoor temperature and outdoor air ventilation rate. The review also indicates that improved health and related financial savings are obtainable from reduced indoor tobacco smoking, prevention and remediation of building dampness, and increased ventilation. Example cost-benefit analyses indicate that many measures to improve indoor temperature control and increase ventilation rates will be highly cost effective, with benefit-cost ratios as high as 80 and annual economic benefits as high as $700 per person.

  17. Numerical simulation of solar heat absorption within indoor space by means of composite grid method

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    Omori, Toshiaki; Murakami, Shuzo; Kato, Shinsuke

    1997-12-31

    This paper describes the method for numerical simulation of solar radiation entering indoor spaces through fenestration. The proposed method can systematically deal with the interception of sunlight by buildings in the outdoor space and obstacles in the indoor space by tracing a large number of particles directed toward the sun. Configuration factors from the fenestration to the sky are also three-dimensionally treated by accounting for outdoor geometries. Distribution of the solar heat absorption in the indoor space is calculated by assuming radiation equilibrium. After the solar heat absorption analysis is carried out, heat transfer analysis in the space is conducted taking account of longwave radiation, convective heat transfer, thermal conduction, and cooling/heating by air conditioning. Then, the indoor thermal environment is evaluated using the resulting temperature distribution of air and indoor surfaces. To evaluate the applicability of these procedures, the thermal environment in a model hall with large glass windows and an overhang is predicted. The analyzed hall is assumed to be located near a tall building.

  18. DOE Challenge Home Label Methodology | Department of Energy

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    Label Methodology DOE Challenge Home Label Methodology A document of the U.S. Department of Energy's Zero Energy Ready Home (formerly Challenge Home) program. ch_label_methodology_1012.pdf (222.71 KB) More Documents & Publications DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Partner Resources Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Version 1 (Rev. 02)

  19. Indoor unit for electric heat pump

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    Draper, R.; Lackey, R.S.; Fagan, T.J. Jr.; Veyo, S.E.; Humphrey, J.R.

    1984-05-22

    An indoor unit for an electric heat pump is provided in modular form including a refrigeration module, an air mover module, and a resistance heat package module, the refrigeration module including all of the indoor refrigerant circuit components including the compressor in a space adjacent the heat exchanger, the modules being adapted to be connected to air flow communication in several different ways as shown to accommodate placement of the unit in various orientations. 9 figs.

  20. Environment Videos

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  1. Written Statement of Mark Whitney Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management United States Department of Energy Before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Economy September 11, 2015

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    Written Statement of Mark Whitney Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management United States Department of Energy Before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Economy September 11, 2015

  2. Indoor Chemical Exposures: Humans' Non-respiratory Interactions with Room Air

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    Charles Weschler

    2010-09-01

    March 18, 2010 Berkeley Lab Environmental Energy Technology Division distinguished lecture: The marked difference in pollutant concentrations between an occupied and un-occupied room are only partially explained by human bio-effluents. Humans alter levels of ozone and related oxidants such as nitrate and hydroxyl radicals in the rooms they inhabit; in effect, they change the oxidative capacity of room air. Ozone-initiated reactions on exposed skin, hair and clothing generate products, including potentially irritating chemicals whose concentrations are much higher in the occupant's breathing zone than in the core of the room. Charles J. Weschler is a Professor at the School of Public Health, the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine and the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School & Rutgers University (New Jersey). He is also a Visiting Professor at the International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy, Technical University of Denmark (DTU, Lyngby, Denmark).

  3. Indoor Chemical Exposures: Humans' Non-respiratory Interactions with Room Air

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    Charles Weschler

    2010-03-29

    March 18, 2010 Berkeley Lab Environmental Energy Technology Division distinguished lecture: The marked difference in pollutant concentrations between an occupied and un-occupied room are only partially explained by human bio-effluents. Humans alter levels of ozone and related oxidants such as nitrate and hydroxyl radicals in the rooms they inhabit; in effect, they change the oxidative capacity of room air. Ozone-initiated reactions on exposed skin, hair and clothing generate products, including potentially irritating chemicals whose concentrations are much higher in the occupant's breathing zone than in the core of the room. Charles J. Weschler is a Professor at the School of Public Health, the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine and the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School & Rutgers University (New Jersey). He is also a Visiting Professor at the International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy, Technical University of Denmark (DTU, Lyngby, Denmark).

  4. Pending indoor air quality and radon abatement legislation. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Regulation of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session on S. 656 and S. 657, May 25, 1993

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    1993-01-01

    This hearing on pending indoor air quality and radon abatement legislation includes testimony from individuals and representatives of the following groups: Business Council on Indoor Air; American Lung Association; Consumer Federation of America; Radiation Protection Programs, NJ; School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University; AFL-CIO; EPA; National Parent Teacher Association. Additional material includes statements from: American Lung Assoc.; Alliance for Radon Reduction; Alliance to Save Energy; American Industrial Hygiene Assoc.; Bowser Morner, Inc.; Building Owners and Managers Assoc. International; Chemical Specialties Manufacturers Assoc.; Council for American Private Education; National Assoc. of Home Builders; National Assoc. of Realtors; National School Boards Assoc.; Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Assoc.

  5. NREL: Performance and Reliability R&D - Indoor Testing

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    Our indoor testing and R&D equipment can be found in several laboratories across the ... We use an assortment of indoor equipment to test modules and systems under simulated and ...

  6. Building America: Score with Indoor Air Quality Webinar (Text Version)

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    Here you find the text version of the webinar, Building America: Score with Indoor Air Quality, presented in October 2016.

  7. Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Version 1 (Rev. 02)

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    Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Version 1 (Rev. 02), November 2013, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

  8. Indoor unit for electric heat pump

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    Draper, Robert; Lackey, Robert S.; Fagan, Jr., Thomas J.; Veyo, Stephen E.; Humphrey, Joseph R.

    1984-01-01

    An indoor unit for an electric heat pump is provided in modular form including a refrigeration module 10, an air mover module 12, and a resistance heat package module 14, the refrigeration module including all of the indoor refrigerant circuit components including the compressor 36 in a space adjacent the heat exchanger 28, the modules being adapted to be connected to air flow communication in several different ways as shown in FIGS. 4-7 to accommodate placement of the unit in various orientations.

  9. Task Group report to the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health on oversight of chemical safety at the Department of Energy. Volume 2, Appendices

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    Not Available

    1992-11-01

    This report presents the results of a preliminary review of chemical safety within the Department of Energy (DOE). The review was conducted by Chemical Safety Oversight Review (CSOR) Teams composed of Office of Environment, Safety and Health (EH) staff members and contractors. The primary objective of the CSOR was to assess, the safety status of DOE chemical operations and identify any significant deficiencies associated with such operations. Significant was defined as any situation posing unacceptable risk, that is, imminent danger or threat to workers, co-located workers, the general public, or the environment, that requires prompt action by EH or the line organizations. A secondary objective of the CSOR was to gather and analyze technical and programmatic information related to chemical safety to be used in conjunction with the longer-range EH Workplace Chemical Accident Risk Review (WCARR) Program. The WCARR Program is part of the ongoing EH oversight of nonnuclear safety at all DOE facilities. `` The program objective is to analyze DOE and industry chemical safety programs and performance and determine the need for additional or improved safety guidance for DOE. During the period June 6, 1992, through July 31, 1992, EH conducted CSORs at five DOE sites. The sites visited were Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Savannah River Site (SRS), the Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

  10. Spatial and temporal variations in indoor environmental conditions, human occupancy, and operational characteristics in a new hospital building

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    Ramos, Tiffanie; Dedesko, Sandra; Siegel, Jeffrey A.; Gilbert, Jack A.; Stephens, Brent

    2015-03-02

    The dynamics of indoor environmental conditions, human occupancy, and operational characteristics of buildings influence human comfort and indoor environmental quality, including the survival and progression of microbial communities. A suite of continuous, long-term environmental and operational parameters were measured in ten patient rooms and two nurse stations in a new hospital building in Chicago, IL to characterize the indoor environment in which microbial samples were taken for the Hospital Microbiome Project. Measurements included environmental conditions (indoor dry-bulb temperature, relative humidity, humidity ratio, and illuminance) in the patient rooms and nurse stations; differential pressure between the patient rooms and hallways; surrogatemore » measures for human occupancy and activity in the patient rooms using both indoor air CO₂ concentrations and infrared doorway beam-break counters; and outdoor air fractions in the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems serving the sampled spaces. Measurements were made at 5-minute intervals over consecutive days for nearly one year, providing a total of ~8×10⁶ data points. Indoor temperature, illuminance, and human occupancy/activity were all weakly correlated between rooms, while relative humidity, humidity ratio, and outdoor air fractions showed strong temporal (seasonal) patterns and strong spatial correlations between rooms. Differential pressure measurements confirmed that all patient rooms were operated at neutral pressure. The patient rooms averaged about 100 combined entrances and exits per day, which suggests they were relatively lightly occupied compared to higher traffic environments (e.g., retail buildings) and more similar to lower traffic office environments. There were also clear differences in several environmental parameters before and after the hospital was occupied with patients and staff. Characterizing and understanding factors that influence these building dynamics is

  11. Spatial and temporal variations in indoor environmental conditions, human occupancy, and operational characteristics in a new hospital building

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    Ramos, Tiffanie; Dedesko, Sandra; Siegel, Jeffrey A.; Gilbert, Jack A.; Stephens, Brent

    2015-03-02

    The dynamics of indoor environmental conditions, human occupancy, and operational characteristics of buildings influence human comfort and indoor environmental quality, including the survival and progression of microbial communities. A suite of continuous, long-term environmental and operational parameters were measured in ten patient rooms and two nurse stations in a new hospital building in Chicago, IL to characterize the indoor environment in which microbial samples were taken for the Hospital Microbiome Project. Measurements included environmental conditions (indoor dry-bulb temperature, relative humidity, humidity ratio, and illuminance) in the patient rooms and nurse stations; differential pressure between the patient rooms and hallways; surrogate measures for human occupancy and activity in the patient rooms using both indoor air CO₂ concentrations and infrared doorway beam-break counters; and outdoor air fractions in the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems serving the sampled spaces. Measurements were made at 5-minute intervals over consecutive days for nearly one year, providing a total of ~8×10⁶ data points. Indoor temperature, illuminance, and human occupancy/activity were all weakly correlated between rooms, while relative humidity, humidity ratio, and outdoor air fractions showed strong temporal (seasonal) patterns and strong spatial correlations between rooms. Differential pressure measurements confirmed that all patient rooms were operated at neutral pressure. The patient rooms averaged about 100 combined entrances and exits per day, which suggests they were relatively lightly occupied compared to higher traffic environments (e.g., retail buildings) and more similar to lower traffic office environments. There were also clear differences in several environmental parameters before and after the hospital was occupied with patients and staff. Characterizing and understanding factors that influence these building dynamics is vital for

  12. Combustion Safety for Appliances Using Indoor Air (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)

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    Combustion Safety for Appliances Using Indoor Air PROJECT INFORMATION Project Name: Combustion Safety for Appliances Using Indoor Air Partners: American Gas Association www.aga.org Center of Energy and Environment www.mncee.org Building Performance Institute www.bpi.org NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit www.gastechnology.org/PARR Building Components: Gas Appliances Application: Retrofit Single Family Year Tested: 2013 Applicable Climate

  13. Equivalence in Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality

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    Sherman, Max; Walker, Iain; Logue, Jennifer

    2011-08-01

    We ventilate buildings to provide acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ). Ventilation standards (such as American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Enginners [ASHRAE] Standard 62) specify minimum ventilation rates without taking into account the impact of those rates on IAQ. Innovative ventilation management is often a desirable element of reducing energy consumption or improving IAQ or comfort. Variable ventilation is one innovative strategy. To use variable ventilation in a way that meets standards, it is necessary to have a method for determining equivalence in terms of either ventilation or indoor air quality. This study develops methods to calculate either equivalent ventilation or equivalent IAQ. We demonstrate that equivalent ventilation can be used as the basis for dynamic ventilation control, reducing peak load and infiltration of outdoor contaminants. We also show that equivalent IAQ could allow some contaminants to exceed current standards if other contaminants are more stringently controlled.

  14. Are Ventilation Filters Degrading Indoor Air Quality in California Classrooms?

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    Fisk, William J.; Destaillats, H.; Apte, M.G.; Destaillats,, Hugo; Fisk, Michael G. Apte and William J.

    2008-10-01

    Heating, ventilating, and cooling classrooms in California consume substantial electrical energy. Indoor air quality (IAQ) in classrooms affects studenthealth and performance. In addition to airborne pollutants that are emitted directly by indoor sources and those generated outdoors, secondary pollutants can be formed indoors by chemical reaction of ozone with other chemicals and materials. Filters are used in nearly all classroom heating, ventilation and air?conditioning (HVAC) systems to maintain energy-efficient HVAC performance and improve indoor air quality; however, recent evidence indicates that ozone reactions with filters may, in fact, be a source of secondary pollutants. This project quantitatively evaluated ozone deposition in HVAC filters and byproduct formation, and provided a preliminary assessment of the extent towhich filter systems are degrading indoor air quality. The preliminary information obtained will contribute to the design of subsequent research efforts and the identification of energy efficient solutions that improve indoor air quality in classrooms and the health and performance of students.

  15. Impacts of Mixing on Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Homes

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    Sherman, Max H.; Walker, Iain I.

    2010-01-01

    Ventilation reduces occupant exposure to indoor contaminants by diluting or removing them. In a multi-zone environment such as a house, every zone will have different dilution rates and contaminant source strengths. The total ventilation rate is the most important factor in determining occupant exposure to given contaminant sources, but the zone-specific distribution of exhaust and supply air and the mixing of ventilation air can play significant roles. Different types of ventilation systems will provide different amounts of mixing depending on several factors such as air leakage, air distribution system, and contaminant source and occupant locations. Most U.S. and Canadian homes have central heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, which tend to mix the air; thus, the indoor air in different zones tends to be well mixed for significant fractions of the year. This article reports recent results of investigations to determine the impact of air mixing on exposures of residential occupants to prototypical contaminants of concern. We summarize existing literature and extend past analyses to determine the parameters than affect air mixing as well as the impacts of mixing on occupant exposure, and to draw conclusions that are relevant for standards development and for practitioners designing and installing home ventilation systems. The primary conclusion is that mixing will not substantially affect the mean indoor air quality across a broad population of occupants, homes, and ventilation systems, but it can reduce the number of occupants who are exposed to extreme pollutant levels. If the policy objective is to minimize the number of people exposed above a given pollutant threshold, some amount of mixing will be of net benefit even though it does not benefit average exposure. If the policy is to minimize exposure on average, then mixing air in homes is detrimental and should not be encouraged. We also conclude that most homes in the US have adequate mixing

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  17. Review of some effects of climate change on indoor environmental...

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    Review of some effects of climate change on indoor environmental quality and health and associated no-regrets mitigation measures Citation Details In-Document Search This content ...

  18. Indoor air quality & airborne disease control in healthcare facilities...

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    Subject: 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENTS; INDOOR AIR POLLUTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS; DISEASES; THERMAL COMFORT; SPACE HVAC SYSTEMS Word ...

  19. Study of the atmospheric chemistry of radon progeny in laboratory and real indoor atmospheres

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    Hopke, P.K.

    1992-07-01

    This report covers the second year of the 28 month grant current grant to Clarkson University to study the chemical and physical behavior of the polonium 218 atom immediately following its formation by the alpha decay of radon. Because small changes in size for activity result in large changes in the delivered dose per unit exposure, this behavior must be understood if the exposure to radon progeny and it dose to the cells in the respiratory tract are to be fully assessed. Two areas of radon progeny behavior are being pursued; laboratory studies under controlled conditions to better understand the fundamental physical and chemical process that affect the progeny's atmospheric behavior and studies in actual indoor environments to develop a better assessment of the exposure of the occupants of that space to the size and concentration of the indoor radioactive aerosol. This report describes the progress toward achieving these objectives.

  20. Energy Department Announces Winners of Next Generation Luminaires™ Solid-State Lighting Design Competition

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    The Energy Department announced winners of its seventh annual Next Generation LuminairesTM (NGL) design competition for indoor and outdoor lighting during the LIGHTFAIR® International trade show in New York.

  1. Natural radiation environment III. [Lead Abstract

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    Gesell, T.F.; Lowder, W.M.

    1980-01-01

    Separate abstracts were prepared for the 52 research papers presented at this symposium in April 1978. The major topics in this volume deal with penetrating radiation measurements, radiation surveys and population exposure, radioactivity in the indoor environment, and technologically enhanced natural radioactivity. (KRM)

  2. Energy Code Enforcement Training Manual : Covering the Washington State Energy Code and the Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Code.

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    Washington State Energy Code Program

    1992-05-01

    This manual is designed to provide building department personnel with specific inspection and plan review skills and information on provisions of the 1991 edition of the Washington State Energy Code (WSEC). It also provides information on provisions of the new stand-alone Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality (VIAQ) Code.The intent of the WSEC is to reduce the amount of energy used by requiring energy-efficient construction. Such conservation reduces energy requirements, and, as a result, reduces the use of finite resources, such as gas or oil. Lowering energy demand helps everyone by keeping electricity costs down. (It is less expensive to use existing electrical capacity efficiently than it is to develop new and additional capacity needed to heat or cool inefficient buildings.) The new VIAQ Code (effective July, 1991) is a natural companion to the energy code. Whether energy-efficient or not, an homes have potential indoor air quality problems. Studies have shown that indoor air is often more polluted than outdoor air. The VIAQ Code provides a means of exchanging stale air for fresh, without compromising energy savings, by setting standards for a controlled ventilation system. It also offers requirements meant to prevent indoor air pollution from building products or radon.

  3. Lighting Design | Department of Energy

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    as part of your whole-house design -- an approach for building an energy-efficient home. Indoor Lighting Design When designing indoor lighting for energy efficiency,...

  4. Causes of Indoor Air Quality Problems in Schools: Summary of Scientific Research

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    Bayer, C.W.

    2001-02-22

    In the modern urban setting, most individuals spend about 80% of their time indoors and are therefore exposed to the indoor environment to a much greater extent than to the outdoors (Lebowitz 1992). Concomitant with this increased habitation in urban buildings, there have been numerous reports of adverse health effects related to indoor air quality (IAQ) (sick buildings). Most of these buildings were built in the last two decades and were constructed to be energy-efficient. The quality of air in the indoor environment can be altered by a number of factors: release of volatile compounds from furnishings, floor and wall coverings, and other finishing materials or machinery; inadequate ventilation; poor temperature and humidity control; re-entrainment of outdoor volatile organic compounds (VOCs); and the contamination of the indoor environment by microbes (particularly fungi). Armstrong Laboratory (1992) found that the three most frequent causes of IAQ are (1) inadequate design and/or maintenance of the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system, (2) a shortage of fresh air, and (3) lack of humidity control. A similar study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH 1989) recognized inadequate ventilation as the most frequent source of IAQ problems in the work environment (52% of the time). Poor IAQ due to microbial contamination can be the result of the complex interactions of physical, chemical, and biological factors. Harmful fungal populations, once established in the HVAC system or occupied space of a modern building, may episodically produce or intensify what is known as sick building syndrome (SBS) (Cummings and Withers 1998). Indeed, SBS caused by fungi may be more enduring and recalcitrant to treatment than SBS from multiple chemical exposures (Andrae 1988). An understanding of the microbial ecology of the indoor environment is crucial to ultimately resolving many IAQ problems. The incidence of SBS related to multiple

  5. Careers | Department of Energy

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    Careers Careers Come Join the Best The Office of Inspector General (OIG) identifies opportunities to improve the performance of the Department of Energy's (Department) programs and operations. Given the Department's mission, we are directly involved in current efforts to move energy and environment to the forefront of our national agenda. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has infused more than $60 billion into clean energy investments. The Department plays an important role in

  6. Indoor airPLUS Version 1 (Rev. 01) Verification Checklist

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    The Rev. 01 checklist has been modified to reflect only the additional Indoor airPLUS requirements and their corresponding section numbers that must be met after completing the ENERGY STAR checklists.

  7. Automobile proximity and indoor residential concentrations of BTEX and MTBE

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    Corsi, Dr. Richard; Morandi, Dr. Maria; Siegel, Dr. Jeffrey; Hun, Diana E

    2011-01-01

    Attached garages have been identified as important sources of indoor residential air pollution. However, the literature lacks information on how the proximity of cars to the living area affects indoor concentrations of gasoline-related compounds, and the origin of these pollutants. We analyzed data from the Relationships of Indoor, Outdoor, and Personal Air (RIOPA) study and evaluated 114 residences with cars in an attached garage, detached garage or carport, or without cars. Results indicate that homes with cars in attached garages were affected the most. Concentrations in homes with cars in detached garages and residences without cars were similar. The contribution from gasoline-related sources to indoor benzene and MTBE concentrations appeared to be dominated by car exhaust, or a combination of tailpipe and gasoline vapor emissions. Residing in a home with an attached garage could lead to benzene exposures ten times higher than exposures from commuting in heavy traffic.

  8. Indoor Thermal Factors and Symptoms in Office Workers: Findings...

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    from the U.S. EPA BASE Study Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Indoor Thermal Factors and Symptoms in Office Workers: Findings from the U.S. EPA BASE Study You ...

  9. Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition Announces 2014 Indoor Winners

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    Winners in the Indoor category of the sixth annual Next Generation LuminairesTM Design Competition were announced today at The LED Show in Los Angeles. Sponsored by DOE, the Illuminating...

  10. Department of Energy fiscal year 1984 budget on environment programs. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Agriculture Research and Environment, U. S. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, first session, 19 Apr 1983

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    Not Available

    1984-01-01

    DOE Director Alvin W. Trivelpiece and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health Robert W. Davies testified on why the administration made major budget cuts in nonnuclear health and environment programs when a 50% increase above the current $300 million budget is needed just to maintain the current reduced staff. Research on the health and environment effects and risk analyses associated with energy technologies were either scaled down or eliminated in the 1984 budget. Trivelpiece argued that programs were consolidated to eliminate duplication, and that the $210 million request will be adequate for data compilation and analysis. Davies reviewed DOE health and safety goals for the year, which will focus on personnel at DOE facilities. Both defended the administration's approach to such issues as acid rain, toxic wastes, and cancer research. An appendix with questions and answers for the record follows the testimony.

  11. 11th Annual Energy Department Joint Genome Institute Genomics...

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    11th Annual Energy Department Joint Genome Institute Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting 11th Annual Energy Department Joint Genome Institute Genomics of Energy & Environment ...

  12. OREM News Archive | Department of Energy

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    before the official founding of the Department's EM. May 7, 2013 Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Robert Martineau, left to right, U.S. Sen. Lamar...

  13. Exposure to formaldehyde in indoor air

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    Gammage, R.B. )

    1990-01-01

    Trends in formaldehyde concentrations to which residents are exposed are reviewed, as are the means for assessing these exposures. Concentrations as high as a few ppm encountered in manufactured housing during the 1970s were eliminated after the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 1984 ruling came into effect. The pressed-wood product industry, and its trade organizations, have made concerted efforts to comply with the ruling. Moreover, they have imposed additional voluntary product standards upon themselves intended to be applicable to a range of pressed-wood products wider than that defined in the HUD standard. Quarterly product testing on arbitrarily selected products shows a general lowering of emission rates with only a few percent of products now being above the HUD level. Measurement of ambient indoor levels of formaldehyde has been largely replaced by testing to assure conformance to product standards. The lower-emitting products on the market, if used in mobile home construction and furnishing, will expectantly produce formaldehyde levels not exceeding 0.1 ppm, except under conditions of unusually high temperature and humidity. Recent studies implicate household dust as a significant carrier of bound formaldehyde. In a few instances, old urea-formaldehyde cavity wall insulation has become friable and particles have blown into living areas. Future health assessments might need to consider this additional pathway of potential exposure.

  14. Indoor Localization Algorithms for an Ambulatory Human Operated 3D Mobile Mapping System

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    Corso, N; Zakhor, A

    2013-12-03

    Indoor localization and mapping is an important problem with many applications such as emergency response, architectural modeling, and historical preservation. In this paper, we develop an automatic, off-line pipeline for metrically accurate, GPS-denied, indoor 3D mobile mapping using a human-mounted backpack system consisting of a variety of sensors. There are three novel contributions in our proposed mapping approach. First, we present an algorithm which automatically detects loop closure constraints from an occupancy grid map. In doing so, we ensure that constraints are detected only in locations that are well conditioned for scan matching. Secondly, we address the problem of scan matching with poor initial condition by presenting an outlier-resistant, genetic scan matching algorithm that accurately matches scans despite a poor initial condition. Third, we present two metrics based on the amount and complexity of overlapping geometry in order to vet the estimated loop closure constraints. By doing so, we automatically prevent erroneous loop closures from degrading the accuracy of the reconstructed trajectory. The proposed algorithms are experimentally verified using both controlled and real-world data. The end-to-end system performance is evaluated using 100 surveyed control points in an office environment and obtains a mean accuracy of 10 cm. Experimental results are also shown on three additional datasets from real world environments including a 1500 meter trajectory in a warehouse sized retail shopping center.

  15. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Savings and Cost Estimate Summary | Department

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

    of Energy Savings and Cost Estimate Summary DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Savings and Cost Estimate Summary The U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home Savings and Cost Estimate Summary, October 2015 DOE Zero Energy Ready Home - Cost & Savings Summary OCT 2015.pdf (652.24 KB) More Documents & Publications Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications Version 1 (Rev. 02) Washington DOE ZERH

  16. Optimizing Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment...

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

    Optimizing Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment at the Department of Energy Optimizing Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment at the Department of ...

  17. NNMCAB Presentations | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Salt Waste Storage at LANL. Information on the Administrative Order Issued by the New Mexico Environment Department was also Discussed. May 21, 2014 Associate Directorate for...

  18. DOE ZERH Webinar: Ventilation and Filtration Strategies with Indoor airPLUS

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Indoor airPLUS qualification, a prerequisite for Zero Energy Ready Homes, offers an important platform to improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) in high-performance homes. A critical aspect of...

  19. RAPID/Geothermal/Environment/Alaska | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    None ContactsAgencies: Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation State Environment Process...

  20. RAPID/BulkTransmission/Environment/Alaska | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    ContactsAgencies: Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation State Environment Process...

  1. Sealing Your Home | Department of Energy

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

    Sealing Your Home Sealing Your Home Caulking can reduce heating and cooling costs and improve comfort in your home. Caulking can reduce heating and cooling costs and improve comfort in your home. Air leakage, or infiltration, occurs when outside air enters a house uncontrollably through cracks and openings. Properly air sealing can significantly reduce heating and cooling costs, improve building durability, and create a healthier indoor environment. In addition to air sealing, you'll also want

  2. The ORNL Indoor Air Quality Study: Re-cap, Context, and Assessment on Radon

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    Tonn, Bruce Edward; Rose, Erin M.; Ternes, Mark P.

    2015-10-01

    As part of the retrospective evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy s low-income Weatherization Assistance Program that was led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), an assessment of the impacts of weatherization on indoor air quality (IAQ) was conducted. This assessment included nearly 500 treatment and control homes across the country. Homes were monitored for carbon monoxide, radon, formaldehyde, temperature and humidity pre- and post-weatherization. This report focuses on the topic of radon and addresses issues not thoroughly discussed in the original IAQ report. The size, scope and rigor of the radon component of the IAQ study are compared to previous studies that assessed the impacts of weatherization on indoor radon levels. It is found that the ORNL study is by far the most extensive study conducted to date, though the ORNL results are consistent with the findings of the other studies. However, the study does have limitations related to its reliance on short-term measurements of radon and inability to attribute changes in radon levels in homes post-weatherization to specific weatherization measures individually or in combination.

  3. An Innovative Reactor Technology to Improve Indoor Air Quality

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    Rempel, Jane

    2013-03-30

    As residential buildings achieve tighter envelopes in order to minimize energy used for space heating and cooling, accumulation of indoor air pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), becomes a major concern causing poor air quality and increased health risks. Current VOC removal methods include sorbents, ultraviolet photocatalytic oxidation (UVPCO), and increased ventilation, but these methods do not capture or destroy all VOCs or are prohibitively expensive to implement. TIAX's objective in this program was to develop a new VOC removal technology for residential buildings. This novel air purification technology is based on an innovative reactor and light source design along with UVPCO properties of the chosen catalyst to purify indoor air and enhance indoor air quality (IAQ). During the program we designed, fabricated and tested a prototype air purifier to demonstrate its feasibility and effectiveness. We also measured kinetics of VOC destruction on photocatalysts, providing deep insight into reactor design.

  4. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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

    be implemented by all state executive agencies. The Pennsylvania Department of Environment Protectio... Eligibility: State Government Savings Category: Equipment Insulation,...

  5. Indoor and Outdoor Spectroradiometer Intercomparison for Spectral Irradiance Measurement

    SciTech Connect

    Habte, A.; Andreas, A.; Ottoson, L.; Gueymard, C.; Fedor, G.; Fowler, S.; Peterson, J.; Naranen, R.; Kobashi, T.; Akiyama, A.; Takagi, S.

    2014-05-01

    This report details the global spectral irradiance intercomparison using spectroradiometers that was organized by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Solar Radiation Research Laboratory. The intercomparison was performed both indoors and outdoors on September 17, 2013. Five laboratories participated in the intercomparison using 10 spectroradiometers, and a coordinated measurement setup and a common platform were employed to compare spectral irradiances under both indoor and outdoor conditions. The intercomparison aimed to understand the performance of the different spectroradiometers and to share knowledge in making spectral irradiance measurements. This intercomparison was the first of its kind in the United States.

  6. Report on HVAC option selections for a relocatable classroom energy and indoor environmental quality field study

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    Apte, Michael G.; Delp, Woody W.; Diamond, Richard C.; Hodgson, Alfred T.; Kumar, Satish; Rainer, Leo I.; Shendell, Derek G.; Sullivan, Doug P.; Fisk, William J.

    2001-10-11

    It is commonly assumed that efforts to simultaneously develop energy efficient building technologies and to improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ) are unfeasible. The primary reason for this is that IEQ improvements often require additional ventilation that is costly from an energy standpoint. It is currently thought that health and productivity in work and learning environments requires adequate, if not superior, IEQ. Despite common assumptions, opportunities do exist to design building systems that provide improvements in both energy efficiency and IEQ. This report outlines the selection of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to be used in demonstrating such an opportunity in a field study using relocatable school classrooms. Standard classrooms use a common wall mounted heat pump HVAC system. After reviewing alternative systems, a wall-mounting indirect/direct evaporative cooling system with an integral hydronic gas heating is selected. The anticipated advantages of this system include continuous ventilation of 100 percent outside air at or above minimum standards, projected cooling energy reductions of about 70 percent, inexpensive gas heating, improved airborne particle filtration, and reduced peak load electricity use. Potential disadvantages include restricted climate regions and possible increases in indoor relative humidity levels under some conditions.

  7. Ventilation | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    can improve the effectiveness of natural and whole-house ventilation by removing indoor air pollution andor moisture at its source. Spot ventilation includes the use of...

  8. Analysis of environment, safety, and health (ES{ampersand}H) management systems for Department of Energy (DOE) Defense Programs (DP) facilities

    SciTech Connect

    Neglia, A. V., LLNL

    1998-03-01

    The purpose of this paper is to provide a summary analysis and comparison of various environment, safety, and health (ES&H) management systems required of, or suggested for use by, the Departrnent of Energy Defense Programs` sites. The summary analysis is provided by means of a comparison matrix, a set of Vean diagrams that highlights the focus of the systems, and an `End Gate` filter diagram that integrates the three Vean diagrams. It is intended that this paper will act as a starting point for implementing a particular system or in establishing a comprehensive site-wide integrated ES&H management system. Obviously, the source documents for each system would need to be reviewed to assure proper implementation of a particular system. The matrix compares nine ES&H management systems against a list of elements generated by identifying the unique elements of all the systems. To simplify the matrix, the elements are listed by means of a brief title. An explanation of the matrix elements is provided in Attachment 2 entitled, `Description of System Elements.` The elements are categorized under the Total Quality Management (TQM) `Plan, Do, Check, Act` framework with the added category of `Policy`. (The TQM concept is explained in the `DOE Quality Management implementation Guidelines,` July 1997 (DOE/QM- 0008)). The matrix provides a series of columns and rows to compare the unique elements found in each of the management systems. A `V` is marked if the element is explicitly identified as part of the particular ES&H management system. An `X` is marked if the element is not found in the particular ES&H management system, or if it is considered to be inadequately addressed. A `?` is marked if incorporation of the element is not clear. Attachment I provides additional background information which explains the justification for the marks in the matrix cells. Through the Vean diagrams and the `End Gate` filter in Section 3, the paper attempts to pictorially display the focus of

  9. Lighting Design | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    Design Lighting Design Energy-efficient indoor and outdoor lighting design focuses on ways ... Energy-efficient indoor and outdoor lighting design focuses on ways to improve both the ...

  10. Acquisition and the Environment | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    ... increased use of alternative fuel vehicles and the use of alternative fuels in these vehicles. ... hyperlinks to related industrial Web sites. (Exits Energy.gov) NOTE: Non-Government ...

  11. STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    ... conditions: Surface and subsurface soils to a depth of 20 feet. In 1961 a 3-kiloton nuclear explosive was detonated at a depth of 1,184 feet below the surface at this site. ...

  12. Solar Policy Environment: Boston | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    Oven, Take One: FAIL Solar Oven, Take One: FAIL June 15, 2011 - 11:56am Addthis Our homemade solar oven. | Courtesy of Moon Choe Our homemade solar oven. | Courtesy of Moon Choe Moon Choe EERE Summer Intern The first time I ever saw solar cookers was on the news in the summer of 2009 (though that would make it their winter, as I was living in Chile at the time), as part of a development project in the north, which is mostly desert. I had no idea solar cookers were so markedly simple in all

  13. Environment, Health, Safety & Security | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    is the SPLC's highest honor and recognizes a purchasing organization whose overall sustainable purchasing program exemplifies leadership-for DOE's GreenBuy Award Program....

  14. Department of Energy Facilities | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    Department of Energy Facilities Department of Energy Facilities Department of Energy Facilities View All Maps Addthis...

  15. Department of Energy Facilities | Department of Energy

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

    Department of Energy Facilities Department of Energy Facilities Department of Energy Facilities

  16. Indoor Environmental Quality Benefits of Apartment Energy Retrofits

    SciTech Connect

    Noris, Federico; Adamkiewicz, Gary; Delp, William W.; Hotchi, Toshifumi; Russell, Marion; Singer, Brett C.; Spears, Michael; Vermeer, Kimberly; Fisk, William J.

    2013-06-01

    Sixteen apartments serving low-income populations in three buildings were retrofit with the goal of simultaneously reducing energy consumption and improving indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Retrofit measures varied among apartments and included, among others, envelope sealing, installation of continuous mechanical ventilation systems, upgrading bathroom fans and range hoods, attic insulation, replacement of heating and cooling systems, and adding wall-mounted particle air cleaners. IEQ parameters were measured, generally for two one-week periods before and after the retrofits. The measurements indicate an overall improvement in IEQ conditions after the retrofits. Comfort conditions, bathroom humidity, and concentrations of carbon dioxide, acetaldehyde, volatile organic compounds, and particles generally improved. Formaldehyde and nitrogen dioxide levels decreased in the building with the highest concentrations, were unchanged in a second building, and increased in a third building. IEQ parameters other than particles improved more in apartments with continuous mechanical ventilation systems installed. In general, but not consistently, larger percent increases in air exchange rates were associated with larger percent decreases in indoor levels of the pollutants that primarily come from indoor sources.

  17. An Employee Think Tank to Improve the Department of Energy Work...

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

    An Employee Think Tank to Improve the Department of Energy Work Environment and Employee Work Experience An Employee Think Tank to Improve the Department of Energy Work Environment ...

  18. Is CO2 an Indoor Pollutant? Higher Levels of CO2 May Diminish...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Decision Making Performance Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Is CO2 an Indoor Pollutant? Higher Levels of CO2 May Diminish Decision Making Performance You are ...

  19. Is CO2 an Indoor Pollutant? Direct Effects of Low to Moderate...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Journal Article: Is CO2 an Indoor Pollutant? Direct Effects of Low to Moderate CO2 ... Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC) Country of Publication: United States ...

  20. EIS-0127: New Energy-Efficient Homes Programs, Assessing Indoor Air Quality Options

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Bonneville Power Administration developed this EIS to explore whether different building techniques will control indoor air quality and still maintain cost-effective energy savings.

  1. 2016 Connected Lighting Systems Workshop Presentations | Department of

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

    Energy Workshop Presentations 2016 Connected Lighting Systems Workshop Presentations Pre-Workshop Session: Communications Fundamentals - Michal Koenig, Qualcomm (340.01 KB) Pre-Workshop Session: Communications Fundamentals - Shane Dewing, Intel (2.79 MB) Pre-Workshop Session: Cybersecurity - Ken Modeste, UL (1.28 MB) Workshop Introduction - James Brodrick, U.S. Department of Energy (2 MB) Opening Remarks - Tanuj Mohan, Enlighted (7.75 MB) Leading-Edge Indoor Installations - Cody Crawford,

  2. Department of Energy Oversight Policy

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

    2011-04-25

    The Policy establishes a Department-wide oversight process to protect the public, workers, environment, and national security assets effectively through continuous improvement. Supersedes DOE P 226.1A

  3. Department of Energy Oversight Policy

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

    2007-05-25

    The Policy establishes a Department-wide oversight process to protect the public, workers, environment, and national security assets effectively through continuous improvement. Cancels DOE P 226.1. Canceled by DOE P 226.1B

  4. Ventilation | Department of Energy

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

    Weatherize » Ventilation Ventilation This ventilation system in a tight, energy-efficient home ensures good indoor air quality. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/brebca. This ventilation system in a tight, energy-efficient home ensures good indoor air quality. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/brebca. Ventilation is very important in an energy-efficient home. Air sealing techniques can reduce air leakage to the point that contaminants with known health effects such as formaldehyde,

  5. Air Sealing Your Home | Department of Energy

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

    Your Home Air Sealing Your Home Save on heating and cooling costs by checking for air leaks in common trouble spots in your home. Save on heating and cooling costs by checking for air leaks in common trouble spots in your home. Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. Caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective air-sealing

  6. RAPID/Geothermal/Environment/Oregon | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    None ContactsAgencies: Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality State Environment Process...

  7. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Integrators Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics Solar Advantage Plus Program DC District Department of Environment (DDOE) offers Solar Advantage Plus...

  8. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Residential, Low Income Residential Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics Solar Advantage Plus Program DC District Department of Environment (DDOE) offers Solar Advantage Plus...

  9. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Plus Program DC District Department of Environment (DDOE) offers Solar Advantage Plus program, which fully subsidizes the cost of installation of solar PV system for...

  10. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Equipment Commercial Energy Efficiency Loan Program Pathway Lending is currently working with the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation's Office of Energy...

  11. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Reflective Roofs Commercial Energy Efficiency Loan Program Pathway Lending is currently working with the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation's Office of Energy...

  12. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Direct-Use Commercial Energy Efficiency Loan Program Pathway Lending is currently working with the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation's Office of Energy...

  13. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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

    Deduction To qualify for the exemption, the owner of a qualified generating facility must first obtain a certificate of eligibility from the Department of Environment. The owner...

  14. Indoor air pollution and pulmonary function in children

    SciTech Connect

    Shen, S.; Qin, Y.; Cao, Z.; Shang, J.; Liu, Y.; Yang, X.; Deng, Y.; Huang, J.; Fu, Z.; Song, X. )

    1992-06-01

    Pulmonary function in winter time in 1,343 school children aged 10-13 years was measured in four cities located in northern and southern part of China. The results showed that FVC, FEV1, PEF, V75, V50 and V25 in children living in homes with coal stoves were decreased by 1.5-10.7% compared with children living in homes with gas or LPG stoves in Chengde and Shanghai. In contrast to this, no significant difference in pulmonary function was found in Shenyang and Wuhan. It suggested that this phenomenon was related to indoor air pollution, and partly related to passive smoking or outdoor air pollution.

  15. Indoor air quality study of forty east Tennessee homes

    SciTech Connect

    Hawthorne, A.R.; Gammage, R.B.; Dudney, C.S.; Hingerty, B.E.; Schuresko, D.D.; Parzyck, D.C.; Womack, D.R.; Morris, S.A.; Westley, R.R.; White, D.A.

    1984-12-01

    Over a one-year period, measurements of indoor air pollutants (CO/sub x/, NO/sub x/, formaldehyde, volatile organics, particulates, and radon) were made in 40 homes in East Tennessee. The houses were of various ages with different types of insulation and heating. Over one-half of the houses exceeded the ASHRAE indoor ceiling guideline of 0.1 ppM for formaldehyde on at least one occasion. Over the duration of the study, older houses averaged 0.04 ppM of formaldehyde while houses less than 5 years old averaged 0.08 ppM (P < 0.01). The highest concentration of formaldehyde measured was 0.4 ppM in a new home. Diurnal and seasonal fluctuations in levels of formaldehyde in some homes were as much as twofold and tenfold, respectively. The highest levels of formaldehyde were usually recorded during summer months. The concentration in indoor air of various organics was at least tenfold higher than in outdoor air. Carbon monoxide and nitrgen oxides were usually <2 and <0.02 ppM, respectively, except when gas stoves or kerosene space heaters were operating, or when a car was running in the garage. In 30% of the houses, the annual indoor guideline for radon, 4 pCi/L, was exceeded. The mean radon level in houses built on the ridgelines was 4.4 pCi/L, while houses located in the valleys had a mean level of 1.7 pCi/L (P < 0.01). The factor having the most impact on infiltration was operation of the central duct fan of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. The mean rate of air exchange increased from 0.39 to 0.74 h/sup -1/ when the duct fan was operated (measurements prior to December 1982). This report presents the study design and implementation, describes the monitoring protocols, and provides a complete set of the data collected during the project. 25 references, 29 figures, 42 tables.

  16. Biomass Cookstoves Technical Meeting: Summary Report | Department of Energy

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

    Cookstoves Technical Meeting: Summary Report Biomass Cookstoves Technical Meeting: Summary Report In regions where biomass is a traditional fuel for cooking, improved cookstoves can enhance indoor air quality, personal health, livelihoods, and the environment-while substantially reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Although ongoing efforts have successfully disseminated improved stoves that achieve many of these benefits, substantially greater emissions reductions are needed to comply with

  17. Recruit Military | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    REPORT98.PDF REPORT98.PDF (43.02 KB) More Documents & Publications U.S. Department of Energy 2000 Annual Report U.S. Department of Energy 2002 Annual Report U.S. Department of Energy 2003 Annual Report Energy

    Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment Water sampling and analysis at Idaho National Lab Water sampling and analysis at Idaho National Lab Idaho National Lab(INL) in partnership with the US Geological

  18. Combustion Safety for Appliances Using Indoor Air (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2014-05-01

    This measure guideline covers how to assess and carry out the combustion safety procedures for appliances and heating equipment that uses indoor air for combustion in low-rise residential buildings. Only appliances installed in the living space, or in an area freely communicating with the living space, vented alone or in tandem with another appliance are considered here. A separate measure guideline addresses combustion appliances located either within the living space in enclosed closets or side rooms or outside the living space in an adjacent area like an attic or garage that use outdoor air for combustion. This document is for inspectors, auditors, and technicians working in homes where energy upgrades are being conducted whether or not air infiltration control is included in the package of measures being applied. In the indoor combustion air case, guidelines summarized here are based on language provided in several of the codes to establish minimum requirements for the space using simplified prescriptive measures. In addition, building performance testing procedures are provided by testing agencies. The codes in combination with the test procedures offer comprehensive combustion safety coverage to address safety concerns, allowing inexperienced residential energy retrofit inspectors to effectively address combustion safety issues and allow energy retrofits to proceed.

  19. A Pilot Study of the Effectiveness of Indoor Plants for Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds in Indoor Air in a Seven-Story Office Building

    SciTech Connect

    Apte, Michael G.; Apte, Joshua S.

    2010-04-27

    The Paharpur Business Centre and Software Technology Incubator Park (PBC) is a 7 story, 50,400 ft{sup 2} office building located near Nehru Place in New Delhi India. The occupancy of the building at full normal operations is about 500 people. The building management philosophy embodies innovation in energy efficiency while providing full service and a comfortable, safe, healthy environment to the occupants. Provision of excellent Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is an expressed goal of the facility, and the management has gone to great lengths to achieve it. This is particularly challenging in New Delhi, where ambient urban pollution levels rank among the worst on the planet. The approach to provide good IAQ in the building includes a range of technical elements: air washing and filtration of ventilation intake air from rooftop air handler, the use of an enclosed rooftop greenhouse with a high density of potted plants as a bio-filtration system, dedicated secondary HVAC/air handling units on each floor with re-circulating high efficiency filtration and UVC treatment of the heat exchanger coils, additional potted plants for bio-filtration on each floor, and a final exhaust via the restrooms located at each floor. The conditioned building exhaust air is passed through an energy recovery wheel and chemisorbent cartridge, transferring some heat to the incoming air to increase the HVAC energy efficiency. The management uses 'green' cleaning products exclusively in the building. Flooring is a combination of stone, tile and 'zero VOC' carpeting. Wood trim and finish appears to be primarily of solid sawn materials, with very little evidence of composite wood products. Furniture is likewise in large proportion constructed from solid wood materials. The overall impression is that of a very clean and well-kept facility. Surfaces are polished to a high sheen, probably with wax products. There was an odor of urinal cake in the restrooms. Smoking is not allowed in the building. The

  20. SUN CATCHER COTTAGE TEAM ILLINOIS U.S. Department of Energy

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

    SUN CATCHER COTTAGE TEAM ILLINOIS U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition SUN CATCHER COTTAGE TEAM ILLINOIS U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition 1 7 21 26 31 37 44 50 59 1. TEAM QUALIFICATIONS 2. DESIGN GOALS & PROJECT CONTEXT 3. ENVELOPE DURABILITY ANALYSIS 4. INDOOR AIR QUALITY EVALUATION 5. SPACE CONDITIOINING DESIGN & ANALYSIS 6. ENERGY ANALYSIS 7. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS 8. DOMESTIC HOT WATER, LIGHTING & APPLIANCES 9. INDUSTRY

  1. US Department

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

    US Department of Energy Office of Inspector General FY 2014 Annual Performance Report FYs 2015 & 2016 Performance Plan U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Inspector General Annual Performance Report FY 2014 Annual Performance Plan FYs 2015 & 2016 Page i Table of Contents Page Message from the Inspector General ii At a Glance: Performance Results for FY 2014 iii Overview 1 Our Organization 2 External Factors Challenging Our Organization 4 Our Management Challenges 4 Measuring Our

  2. Lighting Design | Department of Energy

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

    Design Lighting Design Energy-efficient indoor and outdoor lighting design focuses on ways to improve both the quality and efficiency of lighting. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/chandlerphoto. Energy-efficient indoor and outdoor lighting design focuses on ways to improve both the quality and efficiency of lighting. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/chandlerphoto. Energy-efficient indoor and outdoor lighting design focuses on ways to improve both the quality and efficiency of

  3. US Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

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

    Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant New Mexico Statute 24-16 Sections 1-4 Compliance Policy DOE/WIPP-11-3480 Revision 0 September 2011 The U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office and Washington TRU Solutions LLC, in compliance with New Mexico Statute 24-16 Sections 1 through 4, also known as the Dee Johnson Clean Indoor Air Act, maintain a strict "No Smoking" policy for the Skeen-Whitlock Building and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) facility. Users of

  4. Leadership | Department of Energy

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

    Leadership Leadership Dr. Ernest Moniz Secretary of Energy As United States Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz is tasked with implementing critical Department of Energy missions in support of President Obama's goals of growing the economy, enhancing security and protecting the environment. More about Dr. Ernest Moniz Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Deputy Secretary of Energy Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall was nominated by President Obama to be Deputy Secretary of Energy on July 8, 2014, and

  5. Air Conditioning | Department of Energy

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

    An air conditioner cools your home with a cold indoor coil called the evaporator. The condenser, a hot outdoor coil, releases the collected heat outside. The evaporator and ...

  6. Connecticut: Bridgeport Multifamily Weatherization | Department...

    Energy Saver

    the building and addressed health and safety issues, including improving indoor air quality, increasing domestic hot water temperature, ventilating the boiler room, and...

  7. Building Envelopes | Department of Energy

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

    ... to demonstrate the impact of cool roofs in reducing energy use and improving thermal comfort (e.g., by reducing indoor air and radiant temperatures) Database of radiative ...

  8. Search of medical literature for indoor carbon monoxide exposure

    SciTech Connect

    Brennan, T.; Ivanovich, M.

    1995-12-01

    This report documents a literature search on carbon monoxide. The search was limited to the medical and toxicological databases at the National Library of Medicine (MEDLARS). The databases searched were Medline, Toxline and TOXNET. Searches were performed using a variety of strategies. Combinations of the following keywords were used: carbon, monoxide, accidental, residential, occult, diagnosis, misdiagnosis, heating, furnace, and indoor. The literature was searched from 1966 to the present. Over 1000 references were identified and summarized using the following abbreviations: The major findings of the search are: (1) Acute and subacute carbon monoxide exposures result in a large number of symptoms affecting the brain, kidneys, respiratory system, retina, and motor functions. (2) Acute and subacute carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings have been misdiagnosed on many occasions. (3) Very few systematic investigations have been made into the frequency and consequences of carbon monoxide poisonings.

  9. The effects of indoor pollution on Arizona children

    SciTech Connect

    Dodge, R.

    1982-05-01

    The respiratory health of a large group of Arizona school children who have been exposed to indoor pollutants-tobacco smoke and home cooking fumes-is reported. A significant relationship was found between parental smoking and symptoms of cough, wheeze, and sputum production. Also, children in homes where gas cooking fuel was used had higher rates of cough than children in homes where electricity was used. No differences in pulmonary function or yearly lung growth rates occurred among subjects grouped by exposure to tobacco smoke or cooking fuel. Thus, parental smoking and home cooking fuel affected cross-sectional respiratory symptom rates in a large group of Arizona school children. Study of pulmonary function, however, revealed no lung function or lung growth effects during 4 yr of study.

  10. Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation in Residential Deep Energy Retrofits

    SciTech Connect

    Less, Brennan; Walker, Iain

    2014-06-01

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

  11. Procedures for Departing Employees | Department of Energy

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    Procedures for Departing Employees Procedures for Departing Employees RM Exit Procedures (2)3.12.12.pdf (39.89 KB) More Documents & Publications Procedures for Departing Employees ...

  12. Procedures for Departing Employees | Department of Energy

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    Procedures for Departing Employees Procedures for Departing Employees RM Exit Procedures.doc (337 KB) More Documents & Publications Procedures for Departing Employees Records ...

  13. User Environment

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    User Environment Environment on Genepool When you log into the Genepool system you will land in your $HOME directory on NERSC's "global homes" file system. The global homes file system is mounted across all NERSC computation systems with the exception of PDSF. The $HOME directory has quota of 40GB and 1,000,000 inodes. To customize your environment, by setting environment variables or aliases, you will need to modify one of the "dot" files that NERSC has created for you. You

  14. Is CO2 an Indoor Pollutant? Direct Effects of Low to Moderate...

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    Journal Article: Is CO2 an Indoor Pollutant? Direct Effects of Low to Moderate CO2 ... Visit OSTI to utilize additional information resources in energy science and technology. A ...

  15. DOE ZERH Webinar: Ventilation and Filtration Strategies with Indoor airPLUS (Text Version)

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    Below is the text version of the webinar, DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: Ventilation and Filtration Strategies with Indoor airPLUS, presented in August 2014. Watch the presentation.

  16. Nuclear Safety Information Agreement Between the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, and the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security

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    On December 15, Matt Moury, Associate Under Secretary, Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EHSS DOE) and EHSS Office of Nuclear Safety staff met with the NRC Executive Director for Operations, the Deputy Executive Director for Operations, and the Director, Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards to sign a nuclear safety information exchange agreement between NRC Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards and the Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security.

  17. NNMCAB Reports | Department of Energy

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    Reports NNMCAB Reports July 1, 2015 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Nitrate Salt Bearing Waste Container Isolation Plan The purpose of this document is to provide the Plan required by the New Mexico Environment Department Administrative Order 05-20001 issued on May 20, 2014 to the U. S. Department of Energy and Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC. The Order, at paragraph 22, requires the Permittees to submit a WIPP Nitrate Salt Bearing Waste Container Isolation Plan for identified nitrate salt bearing

  18. Method, system and apparatus for monitoring and adjusting the quality of indoor air

    DOEpatents

    Hartenstein, Steven D.; Tremblay, Paul L.; Fryer, Michael O.; Hohorst, Frederick A.

    2004-03-23

    A system, method and apparatus is provided for monitoring and adjusting the quality of indoor air. A sensor array senses an air sample from the indoor air and analyzes the air sample to obtain signatures representative of contaminants in the air sample. When the level or type of contaminant poses a threat or hazard to the occupants, the present invention takes corrective actions which may include introducing additional fresh air. The corrective actions taken are intended to promote overall health of personnel, prevent personnel from being overexposed to hazardous contaminants and minimize the cost of operating the HVAC system. The identification of the contaminants is performed by comparing the signatures provided by the sensor array with a database of known signatures. Upon identification, the system takes corrective actions based on the level of contaminant present. The present invention is capable of learning the identity of previously unknown contaminants, which increases its ability to identify contaminants in the future. Indoor air quality is assured by monitoring the contaminants not only in the indoor air, but also in the outdoor air and the air which is to be recirculated. The present invention is easily adaptable to new and existing HVAC systems. In sum, the present invention is able to monitor and adjust the quality of indoor air in real time by sensing the level and type of contaminants present in indoor air, outdoor and recirculated air, providing an intelligent decision about the quality of the air, and minimizing the cost of operating an HVAC system.

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

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    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

  20. Audit Report: IG-0787 | Department of Energy

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    7 Audit Report: IG-0787 January 16, 2008 The Department's Cyber Security Incident Management Program The Department of Energy operates numerous interconnected computer networks and systems to help accomplish its strategic missions in the areas of energy, defense, science, and the environment. These systems are frequently subjected to sophisticated cyber attacks that could potentially affect the Department's ability to carry out its mission. During Fiscal Year 2006, the Department experienced 132

  1. About Us | Department of Energy

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    Us About Us Office of the Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security Background On May 5, 2014 the Office of the Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security (AU) was established within the Office of the Under Secretary for Management and Performance to strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of primary mission-support organizations of the Department and institute enterprise-wide solutions to common challenges across the complex. AU is

  2. Congressional Testimony | Department of Energy

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    About Us » News » Congressional Testimony Congressional Testimony October 6, 2011 Statement Before the Subcommittee on Children's Health and Environmental Responsibility, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate (10/6/2011) Statement Before the Subcommittee on Children's Health and Environmental Responsibility, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate By: David Geiser, Director, Office of Legacy Management, Department of Energy Subject: UMTRCA

  3. Indoor-Outdoor Air Leakage of Apartments and Commercial Buildings

    SciTech Connect

    Price, P.N.; Shehabi, A.; Chan, R.W.; Gadgil, A.J.

    2006-06-01

    We compiled and analyzed available data concerning indoor-outdoor air leakage rates and building leakiness parameters for commercial buildings and apartments. We analyzed the data, and reviewed the related literature, to determine the current state of knowledge of the statistical distribution of air exchange rates and related parameters for California buildings, and to identify significant gaps in the current knowledge and data. Very few data were found from California buildings, so we compiled data from other states and some other countries. Even when data from other developed countries were included, data were sparse and few conclusive statements were possible. Little systematic variation in building leakage with construction type, building activity type, height, size, or location within the u.s. was observed. Commercial buildings and apartments seem to be about twice as leaky as single-family houses, per unit of building envelope area. Although further work collecting and analyzing leakage data might be useful, we suggest that a more important issue may be the transport of pollutants between units in apartments and mixed-use buildings, an under-studied phenomenon that may expose occupants to high levels of pollutants such as tobacco smoke or dry cleaning fumes.

  4. Energy and indoor environmental quality in relocatable classrooms

    SciTech Connect

    Apte, Michael; Hodgson, Alfred; Shendell, Derek; Dibartolomeo, Dennis; Hochi, Toshifumi; Kumar, Satish; Lee, Seung-Min; Liff, Shawna; Rainer, Leo; Schmidt, Richard; Sullivan, Douglas; Diamond, Richard; Fisk, William

    2002-02-01

    Relocatable classrooms (RCs) are commonly utilized by school districts with changing demographics and enrollment sizes. Four energy-efficient RCs were designed and constructed for this study to demonstrate technologies that simultaneously attempt to improve energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Two were installed at each of two school districts, and energy use and IEQ parameters were monitored during occupancy. Two (one per school) were finished with materials selected for reduced emissions of toxic and odorous volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Each RC had two HVAC systems, alternated weekly, consisting of a standard heat-pump system and an indirect-direct evaporative cooling (IDEC) system with gas-fired hydronic heating. The hypothesized advantages of the IDEC include continuous outside air ventilation at {ge}7.5 L s{sup -1} per person, {approx}70% less cooling energy and efficient particle filtration. Measurements include: carbon dioxide, particles, VOCs, temperature, humidity, thermal comfort, noise, meteorology, and energy use. Preliminary IEQ monitoring results are reported.

  5. Statement of Vernon Daub, Acting Manager of DOEs Carlsbad Field Office, Regarding New Mexico Environment Departments Issuance of a Draft Hazardous Waste Facility Permit for WIPP

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    Statement of Prior Federal Service Statement of Prior Federal Service Statement of Prior Federal Service (21.1 KB) More Documents & Publications Employee In-Processing Forms Requirements Based Surveillance and Maintenance Review Process Interview Form CX-001383: Categorical Exclusion Determination Moniz | Department of Energy

    of Support for IEA Housing CEM Secretariat from Energy Secretary Moniz Statement of Support for IEA Housing CEM Secretariat from Energy Secretary Moniz June 16,

  6. Optimizing Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment at the

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

    Department of Energy | Department of Energy Optimizing Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment at the Department of Energy Optimizing Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment at the Department of Energy Derek Favret*, U.S. Department of Energy ; Edward Regnier, U.S. Department of Energy; Andrew Wallo, U.S. Department of Energy Abstract: The Department of Energy is drafting a handbook to assist program and field offices in understanding what is necessary and

  7. Study of the atmospheric chemistry of radon progeny in laboratory and real indoor atmospheres. Final project report

    SciTech Connect

    Hopke, P.K.

    1996-09-01

    This report completes Clarkson University`s study of the chemical and physical behavior of the {sup 218}Po atom immediately following its formation by the alpha decay of radon. Because small changes in size for activity in the sub-10 nm size range result in large changes in the delivered dose per unit exposure, this behavior must be understood if the exposure to radon progeny and it dose to the cells in the respiratory tract are to be fully assessed. In order to pursue this general goal, two areas of radon progeny behavior are being pursued; laboratory studies under controlled conditions to better understand the fundamental physical and chemical processes that affect the progeny`s atmospheric behavior and studies in actual indoor environments to develop a better assessment of the exposure of the occupants of that space to the size and concentration of the indoor radioactive aerosol. Thus, two sets of specific goals have been established for this project. The specific tasks of the controlled laboratory studies are (1) Determine the formation rates of {circ}OH radicals formed by the radiolysis of air following radon decay; (2) Examine the formation of particles by the radiolytic oxidation of substances like SO{sub 2}, ethylene, and H{sub 2}S to lower vapor pressure compounds and determine the role of gas phase additives such as H{sub 2}O and NH{sub 3} in determining the particle size; (3) Measure the rate of ion-induced nucleation using a thermal diffusion cloud chamber, and (4) Measure the neutralization rate of {sup 218}PoO{sub x}{sup +} in O{sub 2} at low radon concentrations.

  8. I Department

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    Department of Energy RdII_ 0pir1tl0llS O'"et po. lox &10 Ibchllll1f. WahHlltOn 88382 , 0801071:1 S' * , . JUL 15- Mr. R. H. Gibbons 1Juor Tecbnoloat, lne. Advanced Technilogy Dtvlston 3333 H'chelson DrIve Irvine. CA 92730 Dear Mr. Gtbbofts: CONTRACT NO. DE**ACO&-86RLl0838. HANFORDUASTE YIlRlFlCAnOH plAm,. RE~EST fOR APPROVALOF TRAVEL POLICY The travel pol1c1 sublllttted for r.view and approval ~r your 'auer of " June 17. 1988. does Dot meet the requ'rements of FAR 31.205-46,

  9. Jenny Bowman | Department of Energy

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    Jenny Bowman About Us Jenny Bowman - National Energy Technology Laboratory Jenny Bowman is a Technical Writer at the National Energy Technology Laboratory, one of the Department of Energy's 17 National Laboratories. Most Recent The Rugged World of Harsh Environment Sensors August 11 How to Store Carbon March 17

  10. Erica Pincus | Department of Energy

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    Conduct of Maintenance at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant June 2016 Office of Nuclear Safety and Environmental Assessments Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments Office of Enterprise Assessments U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents Acronyms ...................................................................................................................................................... ii Executive Summary

  11. Brian Grabowski | Department of Energy

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    Brian Grabowski About Us Brian Grabowski - Argonne National Laboratory Brian Grabowski is public information officer who covers computing, the environment and life sciences for Argonne National Laboratory, one of the Department of Energy's 17 National Laboratories. Most Recent PHOTOS: 10 Years, 10 Breakthroughs at Argonne's Fastest Supercomputer February 24

  12. Environment, Safety, and Health Reporting

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

    2003-08-19

    To ensure timely collection, reporting, analysis, and dissemination of information on environment, safety, and health issues as required by law or regulations or as needed to ensure that the Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) are kept fully informed on a timely basis about events that could adversely affect the health and safety of the public or the workers, the environment, the intended purpose of DOE facilities, or the credibility of the Department. Cancels DOE O 210.1, DOE O 231.1, and DOE O 232.1A. Canceled by DOE O 232.2.

  13. Ventilation System Effectiveness and Tested Indoor Air Quality Impacts

    SciTech Connect

    Rudd, Armin; Bergey, Daniel

    2014-02-01

    In this project, Building America research team Building Science Corporation tested the effectiveness of ventilation systems at two unoccupied, single-family, detached lab homes at the University of Texas - Tyler. Five ventilation system tests were conducted with various whole-building ventilation systems. Multizone fan pressurization testing characterized building and zone enclosure leakage. PFT testing showed multizone air change rates and interzonal airflow. Cumulative particle counts for six particle sizes, and formaldehyde and other Top 20 VOC concentrations were measured in multiple zones. The testing showed that single-point exhaust ventilation was inferior as a whole-house ventilation strategy. This was because the source of outside air was not direct from outside, the ventilation air was not distributed, and no provision existed for air filtration. Indoor air recirculation by a central air distribution system can help improve the exhaust ventilation system by way of air mixing and filtration. In contrast, the supply and balanced ventilation systems showed that there is a significant benefit to drawing outside air from a known outside location, and filtering and distributing that air. Compared to the exhaust systems, the CFIS and ERV systems showed better ventilation air distribution and lower concentrations of particulates, formaldehyde and other VOCs. System improvement percentages were estimated based on four system factor categories: balance, distribution, outside air source, and recirculation filtration. Recommended system factors could be applied to reduce ventilation fan airflow rates relative to ASHRAE Standard 62.2 to save energy and reduce moisture control risk in humid climates. HVAC energy savings were predicted to be 8-10%, or $50-$75/year.

  14. Ventilation System Effectiveness and Tested Indoor Air Quality Impacts

    SciTech Connect

    Rudd, A.; Bergey, D.

    2014-02-01

    Ventilation system effectiveness testing was conducted at two unoccupied, single-family, detached lab homes at the University of Texas - Tyler. Five ventilation system tests were conducted with various whole-building ventilation systems. Multizone fan pressurization testing characterized building and zone enclosure leakage. PFT testing showed multizone air change rates and interzonal airflow. Cumulative particle counts for six particle sizes, and formaldehyde and other Top 20 VOC concentrations were measured in multiple zones. The testing showed that single-point exhaust ventilation was inferior as a whole-house ventilation strategy. It was inferior because the source of outside air was not direct from outside, the ventilation air was not distributed, and no provision existed for air filtration. Indoor air recirculation by a central air distribution system can help improve the exhaust ventilation system by way of air mixing and filtration. In contrast, the supply and balanced ventilation systems showed that there is a significant benefit to drawing outside air from a known outside location, and filtering and distributing that air. Compared to the Exhaust systems, the CFIS and ERV systems showed better ventilation air distribution and lower concentrations of particulates, formaldehyde and other VOCs. System improvement percentages were estimated based on four System Factor Categories: Balance, Distribution, Outside Air Source, and Recirculation Filtration. Recommended System Factors could be applied to reduce ventilation fan airflow rates relative to ASHRAE Standard 62.2 to save energy and reduce moisture control risk in humid climates. HVAC energy savings were predicted to be 8-10%, or $50-$75/year.

  15. Department of Energy Nuclear Safety Policy

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

    2011-02-08

    It is the policy of the Department of Energy to design, construct, operate, and decommission its nuclear facilities in a manner that ensures adequate protection of workers, the public, and the environment. Supersedes SEN-35-91.

  16. Implementation of Department of Energy Oversight Policy

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

    2011-04-25

    This Order implements the policy that establishes a Department-wide oversight process to protect the public, workers, environment, and national security assets effectively through continuous improvement. Supersedes DOE O 226.1A.

  17. Department of Energy (DOE) OpenNet documents

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    Welcome to the Department of Energy OpenNet System The OpenNet database provides easy, ... The Manhattan Project Resources U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environment, Health, ...

  18. Environmental Policy and Assistance | Department of Energy

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    Policy and Assistance Environmental Policy and Assistance The Department of Energy’s (DOE) goal is to carry out all cleanup operations in a manner that protects the public and the environment. The Department of Energy's (DOE) goal is to carry out all cleanup operations in a manner that protects the public and the environment. DOE Headquarters works with field offices to foster continuous improvement in environmental protection before incidents occur. Headquarters provides corporate

  19. Modeling, Real-Time Estimation, and Identification of UWB Indoor Wireless Channels

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    Olama, Mohammed M; Djouadi, Seddik M; Li, Yanyan; Fathy, Aly

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, stochastic differential equations (SDEs) are used to model ultrawideband (UWB) indoor wireless channels. We show that the impulse responses for time-varying indoor wireless channels can be approximated in a mean square sense as close as desired by impulse responses that can be realized by SDEs. The state variables represent the inphase and quadrature components of the UWB channel. The expected maximization and extended Kalman filter are employed to recursively identify and estimate the channel parameters and states, respectively, from online received signal strength measured data. Both resolvable and non-resolvable multipath received signals are considered and represented as small-scaled Nakagami fading. The proposed models together with the estimation algorithm are tested using UWB indoor measurement data demonstrating the method s viability and the results are presented.

  20. Ventilation | Department of Energy

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    Ventilation Ventilation Controlled ventilation keeps energy-efficient homes healthy and comfortable. <a href="/node/1265726">Learn more about ventilation</a>. Controlled ventilation keeps energy-efficient homes healthy and comfortable. Learn more about ventilation. When creating an energy-efficient, airtight home through air sealing, it's very important to consider ventilation. Unless properly ventilated, an airtight home can seal in indoor air pollutants. Ventilation also

  1. Indoor Measurements of Environmental Tobacco Smoke Final Report to the Tobacco Related Disease Research Program

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    Apte, Michael G.; Gundel, Lara A.; Dod, Raymond L.; Russell, Marion L.; Singer, Brett C.; Sohn, Michael D.; Sullivan, Douglas P.; Chang, Gee-Minn; Sextro, Richard G.

    2004-03-02

    The objective of this research project was to improve the basis for estimating environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposures in a variety of indoor environments. The research utilized experiments conducted in both laboratory and ''real-world'' buildings to (1) study the transport of ETS species from room to room, (2) examine the viability of using various chemical markers as tracers for ETS, and (3) to evaluate to what extent re-emission of ETS components from indoor surfaces might add to the ETS exposure estimates. A three-room environmental chamber was used to examine multi-zone transport and behavior of ETS and its tracers. One room (simulating a smoker's living room) was extensively conditioned with ETS, while a corridor and a second room (simulating a child's bedroom) remained smoking-free. A series of 5 sets of replicate experiments were conducted under different door opening and flow configurations: sealed, leaky, slightly ajar, wide open, and under forced air-flow conditions. When the doors between the rooms were slightly ajar the particles dispersed into the other rooms, eventually reaching the same concentration. The particle size distribution took the same form in each room, although the total numbers of particles in each room depended on the door configurations. The particle number size distribution moved towards somewhat larger particles as the ETS aged. We also successfully modeled the inter-room transport of ETS particles from first principles--using size fractionated particle emission factors, predicted deposition rates, and thermal temperature gradient driven inter-room flows, This validation improved our understanding of bulk inter-room ETS particle transport. Four chemical tracers were examined: ultraviolet-absorbing particulate matter (UVPM), fluorescent particulate matter (FPM), nicotine and solanesol. Both (UVPM) and (FPM) traced the transport of ETS particles into the non-smoking areas. Nicotine, on the other hand, quickly adsorbed on

  2. Pilot Implementation of a Field Study Design to Evaluate the Impact of Source Control Measures on Indoor Air Quality in High Performance Homes

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    Widder, Sarah H.; Chamness, Michele A.; Petersen, Joseph M.; Singer, Brett C.; Maddalena, Randy L.; Destaillats, Hugo

    2014-10-20

    To improve the indoor air quality in new, high performance homes, a variety of standards and rating programs have been introduced to identify building materials that are designed to have lower emission rates of key contaminants of concern and a number of building materials are being introduced that are certified to these standards. For example, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home program requires certification under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Indoor airPLUS (IaP) label, which requires the use of PS1 or PS2 certified plywood and OSB; low-formaldehyde emitting wood products; low- or no-VOC paints and coatings as certified by Green Seal Standard GS-11, GreenGuard, SCS Indoor Advantage Gold Standard, MPI Green Performance Standard, or another third party rating program; and Green Label-certified carpet and carpet cushions. However, little is known regarding the efficacy of the IAP requirements in measurably reducing contaminant exposures in homes. The goal of this project is to develop a robust experimental approach and collect preliminary data to support the evaluation of indoor air quality (IAQ) measures linked to IAP-approved low-emitting materials and finishes in new residential homes. To this end, the research team of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) developed a detailed experimental plan to measure IAQ constituents and other parameters, over time, in new homes constructed with materials compliant with IAP’s low-emitting material and ventilation requirements (i.e., section 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, and 7.2) and similar homes constructed to the state building code with conventional materials. The IAQ in IAP and conventional homes of similar age, location, and construction style is quantified as the differences in the speciated VOC and aldehyde concentrations, normalized to dilution rates. The experimental plan consists of methods to evaluate the difference between low

  3. User Environment

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    Getting Started Configuration User Environment Programming Running Jobs File Storage Software and Tools Performance and Optimization Retirement Plans Jesup Dirac Edison Phase I Euclid - Retired 01/31/2013 Franklin - Retired 04/30/12 Bassi Storage & File Systems Application Performance Data & Analytics Job Logs & Statistics Training & Tutorials Software Policies User Surveys NERSC Users Group Help Staff Blogs Request Repository Mailing List Need Help? Out-of-hours Status and

  4. I/O values for determination of the origin of some indoor organic pollutants

    SciTech Connect

    Otson, R.; Zhu, J.

    1997-12-31

    To reduce human health risks resulting from exposure to toxic chemicals, it is important to determine the origin of such substances. The ratio (I/O) of indoor to outdoor concentrations of selected airborne vapor phase organic compounds (VPOC) was used to estimate the contribution of indoor sources to levels of the compounds in the air of 44 homes selected randomly in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Average I/O values for all of the homes were greater 1.5 for 10 of the 20 detected target compounds, and it could be concluded that indoor VPOC sources had a greater impact on indoor air quality than outdoor air in these instances. A significant finding, which aptly demonstrates the importance of indoor sources and pollution, was the overall I/O value of 5.2 for the 44 representative GTA homes. Possible indoor sources for most of the 10 compounds could be identified, based on information collected by means of a questionnaire, as well as from the scientific literature. However, possible sources for some compounds could not be determined as readily, probably because of the presence of multiple sources, and sources which had not been previously noted, such as foods and beverages. The sensitivity of I/O values to various factors (e.g., source strength, air exchange rates, precision of measurements, unanticipated sources), and the reliability of determining the origin of pollutants by use of I/O values alone were examined, with some examples. If used judiciously, the I/O value can be a useful tool for IAQ investigations.

  5. Using the NEPA Process to Further the Department's Mission and...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    DOE's Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health regarding ways to use the NEPA process to help accomplish the Department's mission, consistent with environmental...

  6. Audit Report: IG-0648 | Department of Energy

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

    8 Audit Report: IG-0648 May 21, 2004 The Department's Reporting of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses One of the Department of Energy's operating goals is to enusre the safetly of its over 100,000 workers. To that end, the Department has developed a number of measures to identify trends and patters in occupational injuries and illnesses and to gauge overall safety performance. Each quarter, the Office of Environment, Safety and Health reports Departmental trend information (including the

  7. Evaluation Report: IG-0738 | Department of Energy

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

    38 Evaluation Report: IG-0738 September 18, 2006 The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program-2006 To help accomplish its strategic goals in the areas of defense, energy, science and the environment, the Department utilizes numerous interconnected computer networks and individual systems. Virtually all of the Department's systems are increasingly subjected to sophisticated attacks designed to circumvent security measures, trick unsuspecting users into divulging sensitive information or

  8. July 2016 Postings | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    1 Summary Chapter 1: Purpose and Need Chapter 2: Alternatives, Including Proposed Action Chapter 3: Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences Section 3.1, Terms Used in this EIS through Section 3.6, Aquatic Life and Fish United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Northern Region Kootenai National Forest Montana Department of Environmental Quality United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Kootenai National Forest 31374 US Highway 2 Libby, MT 59923-3022 Montana

  9. JV Task 86 - Identifying the Source of Benzene in Indoor Air Using Different Compound Classes from TO-15 Data

    SciTech Connect

    Steven B. Hawthorne

    2007-04-15

    Volatile organic compound (VOC) data that had already been collected using EPA method TO-15 at four different sites under regulatory scrutiny (a school, strip mall, apartment complex, and business/residential neighborhood) were evaluated to determine whether the source of indoor air benzene was outdoor air or vapor intrusion from contaminated soil. Both the use of tracer organics characteristic of different sources and principal component statistical analysis demonstrated that the source of indoor air at virtually all indoor sampling locations was a result of outdoor air, and not contaminated soil in and near the indoor air-sampling locations. These results show that proposed remediation activities to remove benzene-contaminated soil are highly unlikely to reduce indoor air benzene concentrations. A manuscript describing these results is presently being prepared for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.

  10. Environment, Safety and Health Reporting

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

    2011-06-27

    The order addresses DOE/NNSA receiving timely, accurate information about events that have affected or could adversely affect the health, safety and security of the public or workers, the environment, the operations of DOE facilities, or the credibility of the Department. Admin Chg 1, dated 11-28-12, Supersedes DOE O 231.1B.

  11. RADIATION PROTECTION OF THE PUBLIC AND THE ENVIRONMENT

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    AND THE ENVIRONMENT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Health, Safety and Security DOE ... under the control of the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act ...

  12. Webinar: Biofuels for the Environment and Communities

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Energy Department (DOE) will present a live webinar titled “Biofuels for the Environment and Communities” on Wednesday April 22, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

  13. Line Environment, Safety and Health Oversight

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

    1997-06-26

    Sets forth the Department's expectations line management environment, safety and health (ES&H) oversight and for the use of contractor self-assessment programs as the cornerstone for this oversight. Canceled by DOE O 226.1.

  14. Environment, Safety and Health Reporting

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

    2012-01-01

    To ensure timely collection, reporting, analysis, and dissemination of information on environment, safety, and health issues as required by law or regulations or as needed to ensure that the Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration are kept fully informed on a timely basis about events that could adversely affect the health and safety of the public or the workers, the environment, the intended purpose of DOE facilities, or the credibility of the Department. Cancels DOE O 210.1, DOE O 231.1, DOE O 232.1A. Canceled by DOE O 231.1B. DOE O 231.1B cancels all portions pertaining to environment, safety, and health reporting. Occurrence reporting and processing of operations information provisions remain in effect until January 1, 2012.

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    ... and performance of office work under combined exposure to temperature, noise and air pollution. PhD Thesis. International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy, Department of ...

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    from Pressurized Water Reactor and BWR Environments | Department of Energy FY2015 Status Report: CIRFT Testing of High-Burnup Used Nuclear Fuel Rods from Pressurized Water Reactor and BWR Environments FY2015 Status Report: CIRFT Testing of High-Burnup Used Nuclear Fuel Rods from Pressurized Water Reactor and BWR Environments High-burnup spent nuclear fuel cladding has a significant amount of microcracks and hydrides which will reduce the stress intensity required for crack growth.

  17. RAPID/BulkTransmission/Environment | Open Energy Information

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    Policy Act (HEPA) Hawaii Department of Health Office of Environmental Quality Control Bulk Transmission Environment in Idaho Varies by local municipality Varies by...

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    for Nanoscale Material Activities at Department of Energy Laboratories, August 2008 Volume II, Environment, Safety, and Health Special Review of Work Practices for Nanoscale ...

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  1. The Geophysical Environment Around Waunita Hot Springs | Open...

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    VI, The geophysical environment around Waunita Hot Springs Author A. L. Lange Editor T. G. Zacharakis Published Colorado Geological Survey in Cooperation with the U.S. Department...

  3. Weatherization and Indoor Air Quality: Measured Impacts in Single Family Homes Under the Weatherization Assistance Program

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    Pigg, Scott; Cautley, Dan; Francisco, Paul; Hawkins, Beth A; Brennan, Terry M

    2014-09-01

    This report summarizes findings from a national field study of indoor air quality parameters in homes treated under the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). The study involved testing and monitoring in 514 single-family homes (including mobile homes) located in 35 states and served by 88 local weatherization agencies.

  4. Assessment of Indoor Air Quality Benefits and Energy Costs of Mechanical Ventilation

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    Logue, J.M.; Price, P.N.; Sherman, M.H.; Singer, B.C.

    2011-07-01

    Intake of chemical air pollutants in residences represents an important and substantial health hazard. Sealing homes to reduce air infiltration can save space conditioning energy, but can also increase indoor pollutant concentrations. Mechanical ventilation ensures a minimum amount of outdoor airflow that helps reduce concentrations of indoor emitted pollutants while requiring some energy for fan(s) and thermal conditioning of the added airflow. This work demonstrates a physics based, data driven modeling framework for comparing the costs and benefits of whole-house mechanical ventilation and applied the framework to new California homes. The results indicate that, on a population basis, the health benefits from reduced exposure to indoor pollutants in New California homes are worth the energy costs of adding mechanical ventilation as specified by ASHRAE Standard 62.2.This study determines the health burden for a subset of pollutants in indoor air and the costs and benefits of ASHRAE's mechanical ventilation standard (62.2) for new California homes. Results indicate that, on a population basis, the health benefits of new home mechanical ventilation justify the energy costs.

  5. Comfort, Indoor Air Quality, and Energy Consumption in Low Energy Homes

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    Englemann, P.; Roth, K.; Tiefenbeck, V.

    2013-01-01

    This report documents the results of an in-depth evaluation of energy consumption and thermal comfort for two potential net zero-energy homes (NZEHs) in Massachusetts, as well as an indoor air quality (IAQ) evaluation performed in conjunction with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

  6. NIF and OMEGA X-Ray Environments Summary (Technical Report) ...

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    NIF and OMEGA X-Ray Environments Summary Citation Details In-Document Search Title: NIF and OMEGA X-Ray Environments Summary You are accessing a document from the Department of ...

  7. Glenn Podonsky | Department of Energy

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    Glenn Podonsky About Us Glenn Podonsky - Director, Independent Enterprise Assessments Photo of Glenn Podonsky Mr. Glenn S. Podonsky was selected by the Secretary of Energy to be the Director of the Energy Department's Independent Enterprise Assessments. He reports directly to the Office of the Secretary of Energy. He is responsible for enforcement and independent oversight of environment, safety, and health, safeguards and security, cyber security, and emergency management programs within the

  8. ENERGY STAR® | Department of Energy

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    Appliance & Equipment Standards » ENERGY STAR® ENERGY STAR® ENERGY STAR® is a joint program of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE). Its goal is to help consumers, businesses, and industry save money and protect the environment through the adoption of energy efficient products and practices. The ENERGY STAR label identifies top performing, cost-effective products, homes, and buildings. Since inception, ENERGY STAR has shown impressive results: in

  9. About Us | Department of Energy

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    Us About Us Excellence in Discovery and Innovation The overarching mission of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is discovering the solutions to power and secure America's future. The professionals here work together to advance national economic, energy, and security goals through scientific and technological innovation. Only here will you find such a broad and exciting range of meaningful experiences where you can apply your skills in a supportive and collaborative work environment. The DOE is

  10. Recycling Programs | Department of Energy

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    Recycling Programs Recycling Programs The Office of Administration manages many recycling activities at DOE Headquarters that significantly impact energy and the environment. The Department of Energy Headquarters has instituted several recycling programs, starting with standard, solid waste recycling in 1991, and has expanded to include carperting, batteries, and toner cartridges. Follow this link for a detailed listing of the products that DOE Headquarters recycles, and where to recycle them.

  11. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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    efficiency standards such as smart mechanical ventilation systems that control indoor air quality and humidity levels. Eligibility: Construction, Local Government, Nonprofit, Low...

  12. Blower Door Tests | Department of Energy

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    Avoiding uncomfortable drafts caused by cold air leaking in from the outdoors Determining how much mechanical ventilation might be needed to provide acceptable indoor air quality. ...

  13. Central Air Conditioning | Department of Energy

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    Air supply and return ducts come from indoors through the home's exterior wall or roof to connect with the packaged air conditioner, which is usually located outdoors....

  14. Indoor climate and moisture durability performances of houses with unvented attic roof constructions in a mixed-humid climate.

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    Pallin, Simon B.; Boudreaux, Philip R.; Jackson, Roderick K.

    2014-10-01

    A sealed or unvented attic is an energy-efficient envelope component that can reduce the amount of energy a house consumes for space conditioning if the air handler and/or ducts are located in the attic. The attic is typically sealed by using spray foam on the underside of the roof deck and covering the soffit, ridge and gable vents to minimize air leakage from the attic to the outside. This approach can save up to 10% in space-conditioning energy when ducts are located in the attic (DOE 2013). Past research done by ORNL and Florida Solar Energy Center suggests that in more hot, humid climates, an unvented attic could potentially create a more humid, uncomfortable living environment than a vented attic (Colon 2011, Boudreaux, Pallin et al. 2013). Research showed that controlling the higher indoor humidity could reduce the energy savings from the sealed, unvented attic, which in turn would decrease the energy savings payback. Research also showed that the roof assembly (5.5 inches of open-cell foam, 1inch of closed-cell foam, OSB, felt paper, and asphalt shingles) stored moisture, thus acting as a moisture buffer. During the fall and winter, the roof assembly stored moisture and during the spring and summer it released moisture. This phenomenon is not seen in a vented attic, in which the air exchange rate to the outside is greater and, in the winter, helps to dehumidify the attic air. It was also seen that in a vented attic, the direction of water vapor diffusion is on average from the attic to the interior of the house. Air leakage from the attic to the interior also occurs during more of the year in a house with an unvented attic than in one with a vented attic. These discoveries show that the moisture dynamics in a house with an unvented attic are much different from those in a house with a vented attic. This study reports on a series of computer model investigations completed to determine the key variables impacting indoor comfort and the durability of roof

  15. Department of Energy

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    in Low Level Waste Disposal | Department of Energy Defense-in-Depth, How Department of Energy Implements Radiation Protection in Low Level Waste Disposal Defense-in-Depth, How Department of Energy Implements Radiation Protection in Low Level Waste Disposal Linda Suttora*, U.S. Department of Energy ; Andrew Wallo, U.S. Department of Energy Abstract: The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has adopted an integrated protection system for the safety of radioactive waste disposal similar to

  16. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

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    S0-01-P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Draft Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for the Continued Operation of the Department of ...

  17. Modernization | Department of Energy

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    the Departments missions in science, energy efficiency, and national security. ... conduct the Department's missions in science, energy efficiency, and national security. ...

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    most important and technically advanced missions, the Department of Energy faces an array ... To accomplish its vital missions, the Department employs approximately 115,000 Federal and ...

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  20. Grants | Department of Energy

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    October 20, 2004 Energy Department Provides 250,000 to Idaho's Regional Development ... July 29, 2003 Energy Department Awards 300,000 Grant to the Regional Development ...

  1. V.1.0 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY

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    3 Title: Research Activities in Existing, Indoor, Offsite Non-NREL Research/Laboratory Facilities The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) frequently and routinely collaborates, partners, and provides funding to others that have specialized expertise, capabilities, facilities, and capacity to further the laboratory's research operations. The proposed actions comprise laboratory or bench-scale research activities, small-scale fabrication, and analytical sample

  2. National Weatherization Assistance Program Impact Evaluation: Impact of Exhaust-Only Ventilation on Radon and Indoor Humidity - A Field Investigation

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    Pigg, Scott

    2014-09-01

    The study described here sought to assess the impact of exhaust-only ventilation on indoor radon and humidity in single-family homes that had been treated by the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).

  3. Department of Energy | Department of Energy

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    Energy Department of Energy More Documents & Publications Policy Flash Search Listing (2001-2014) Acquisition Letter Archive listing Impacts of IPv6 on Infrastructure Control ...

  4. Department of Energy Accomplishments | Department of Energy

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    Accomplishments Department of Energy Accomplishments Topic: DOE provided the members with an overview of its accomplishments on the 2005 Consent Order. DOE Accomp - November 12, ...

  5. Built Environment Wind Turbine Roadmap

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    Smith, J.; Forsyth, T.; Sinclair, K.; Oteri, F.

    2012-11-01

    The market currently encourages BWT deployment before the technology is ready for full-scale commercialization. To address this issue, industry stakeholders convened a Rooftop and Built-Environment Wind Turbine Workshop on August 11 - 12, 2010, at the National Wind Technology Center, located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. This report summarizes the workshop.

  6. Environment, Safety and Health Reporting

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

    2011-06-27

    The order addresses DOE/NNSA receiving timely, accurate information about events that have affected or could adversely affect the health, safety and security of the public or workers, the environment, the operations of DOE facilities, or the credibility of the Department. Cancels DOE N 234.1. Supersedes DOE O 231.1A Chg 1, DOE M 231.1-1A Chg 2.

  7. Very low temperature radiant heating/cooling indoor end system for efficient use of renewable energies

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    Ren, Jianbo; Wang, Yiping; Wang, Congrong; Xiong, Weicheng; Zhu, Li

    2010-06-15

    Solar or solar-assisted space heating systems are becoming more and more popular. The solar energy utilization efficiency is high when the collector is coupled with indoor radiant heating suppliers, since in principle, lower supply temperature means lower demand temperature and then the system heat loss is less. A new type radiant end system is put forward for even lower supply temperature compared to the conventional radiant floor heating systems. A three dimensional model was established to investigate its energy supply capacities. Simulation results show that 50 W per meter length tube can be achieved with the medium temperature of 30 C for heating and 15 C for cooling. The predicted results agree well with the actual data from a demonstration building. Furthermore, it is demonstrated that a supply temperature of 22 C in winter and of 17 C in summer already met the indoor requirements. The new end system has good prospects for effective use of local renewable resources. (author)

  8. United States Office of Radiation and EP A Environmental Protection Indoor Air August 1997

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    EP A Environmental Protection Indoor Air August 1997 Agency Washington, DC 20460 EPA-402-R-97-015 GEPA Offsite Environmental RECEIVED Monitoring Report , , , , , , 0 . S T I Radiation Monitoring Around United States Nuclear Test Areas, Calendar Year 1996 DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Governrnent. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied,

  9. Indoor Air Quality in 24 California Residences Designed as High-Performance Homes

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    Less, Brennan; Mullen, Nasim; Singer, Brett; Walker, Iain

    2015-07-01

    Today’s high performance green homes are reaching previously unheard of levels of airtightness and are using new materials, technologies and strategies, whose impacts on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) cannot be fully anticipated from prior studies. This research study used pollutant measurements, home inspections, diagnostic testing and occupant surveys to assess IAQ in 24 new or deeply retrofitted homes designed to be high performance green buildings in California.

  10. NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT Hazardous Waste Burealt SUSANA...

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    ... may not indicate whether the hydrogen concentration at a specific location co uld increase ... the highest hydrogen concentrations in Panel 4. 1-10: PMR Appendix D, F igures 12 a nd ...

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    STATE ENERGY PROGRAM NOTICE 10-003A STATE ENERGY PROGRAM NOTICE 10-003A GUIDANCE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DAVIS-BACON ACT PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE ENERGY PROGRAM GRANT RECIPIENTS UNDER THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009. REVISED APRIL 7, 2010. sep_dba_program_notice_10-003A.pdf (117.23 KB) More Documents & Publications WPN 09-9: Guidance on Implementation of the Davis-Bacon Act Prevailing Wage Requirements in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

  12. Environment, Safety, and Health Program for Department of Energy Operations

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    This Page Change transmits revised page of DOE O 5480.1B to update the "sunset" clause of paragraph 8c(20)(c).

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    This Page Change transmits revised page 1 (and 2) of Attachment 1 to DOE O 5480.1B to reinstate the environmental protection provision to the subject Order which was deleted with the issuance of DOE O 5480.11. Canceled by DOE N 251.4.

  14. Environment, Safety, and Health Program for Department of Energy Operations

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    This Page Change transmits revised pages of DOE O 5480.1B to update the "sunset" clause of paragraph 8c(20)(c).

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    This Page Change transmits revised pages of DOE O 5480.1B to update the "sunset" clause of paragraph 8c(20)(c).

  16. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment | Open Energy...

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    Contacts.png Eric Oppelt http:www.colorado.govcsSatelliteCDPHE-WQCBON1251583425927 Air Quality Permitting Contact - Construction Permitting Contacts.png Chip Hancock...

  17. Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment | Department...

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    at ORNL performs basic research used as a basis for this work. Read more The Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, ... and afternoon presentations with their respective abstracts. ...

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    LLC LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY LOS ALAMOS COUNTY, NEW MEXICO ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER UNDER THE NEW MEXICO HAZARDOUS WASTE ACT 74-4-13 ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER ...

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  1. STATE OF NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH...

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    WASTE PARTNERSHIP, LLC, Respondents. WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT EDDY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO l COMPLIANCE ORDER NO. HWB-14-21 (CO) MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE AN ANSWER...

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    ... numerous contributing causes of the salt truck fire, ... See Permit Conditions: 2.1 0.1, Required Equipment; and 2.1 ... Fire Report described the extent to which the emergency ...

  3. Marie Therese Dominguez | Department of Energy

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    Marie Therese Dominguez About Us Marie Therese Dominguez - Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Marie_Therese_Dominguez.jpg.jpeg Marie Therese Dominguez is the Administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. PHMSA's mission is to protect people and the environment by advancing the safe transportation of energy and other hazardous materials that are essential to

  4. Audit Report: IG-0749 | Department of Energy

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    9 Audit Report: IG-0749 December 14, 2006 The Department's Energy, Science,and Environment Sites' Implementationof the Design Basis Threat 'The Department of Energy uses the "Design Basis Threat" (DBT) process to guide and manage its safeguards and security program throughout the complex. The DBT identifies the most credible threats posed by adversaries to highly sensitive and classified Departmental qssets and operations. In essence, the DBT sets the standards that site safeguards and

  5. Evidence-Based Evaluations | Department of Energy

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    Evidence-Based Evaluations Evidence-Based Evaluations Evidence-based evaluations comprise one of the three pillars of the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT). The office emphasizes how DOE's long-term investments in science and technology have grown into critical technologies that support the economic, energy, environment, and national security missions of the Department. OTT analyzes and evaluates programs and collects metrics for technology transitions across the Department. Evaluation

  6. Cultural Resource Management | Department of Energy

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    Services » Environment » Environmental Policy and Assistance » Cultural Resource Management Cultural Resource Management Pond trail located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Pond trail located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. DOE is committed to responsible stewardship of cultural resources on its lands. The Department has many rich and varied cultural resources including archeological and historical sites, Native American burial and sacred sites, and historic buildings. The Department has

  7. Department of Energy Employee Concerns Program Guide

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    1999-02-01

    The Department of Energy (DOE) recognizes that free and open expression of DOE Federal and contractor and subcontractor employee concerns is essential to safe and efficient accomplishment of DOE's missions. DOE employees and any contractor or subcontractor fulfilling DOE's mission have the right and responsbility to report concerns relating to the environment, safety, health, or management of Department operations. The guide provides methods of implementing requirements of DOE O 442.1. Does not cancel/supersede other directives.

  8. PROJECT PROFILE: City and County of San Francisco Department of the

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    Environment (Solar Market Pathways) | Department of Energy and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (Solar Market Pathways) PROJECT PROFILE: City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (Solar Market Pathways) Title: Solar + Storage for Resiliency SF Environment.jpg Funding Opportunity: Solar Market Pathways SunShot Subprogram: Soft Costs Location: San Francisco, CA Amount Awarded: $1,321,200 Awardee Cost Share: $288,971 San Francisco's Solar+Storage for

  9. Indoor risk factors for cough and their relation to wheeze and sensitization in Chilean young adults

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    Potts, J.F.; Rona, R.J.; Oyarzun, M.J.; Amigo, H.; Bustos, P.

    2008-04-15

    We assessed the effects of indoor risk factors, including smoking, on different types of cough and on cough and wheeze in combination. Our sample was composed of 1232 men and women residing in a semi-rural area of Chile. We used a standardized questionnaire, sensitization to 8 allergens, and bronchial hyperresponsiveness to methacholine to assess cough and wheeze characteristics. Information was gathered on dampness, mold, ventilation, heating, housing quality, smoking, and environmental tobacco smoke exposure. Most exposures were associated with cough alone or cough in combination with wheeze. Smoking, past smoking, and environmental tobacco smoke exposure were strongly associated with dry cough and wheeze. The use of coal for heating was associated with dry cough. Leaks, mold, and lack of kitchen ventilation were associated with cough and wheeze. Nocturnal cough and productive cough were associated with specific types of sensitization, but dry cough was not. Productive cough was associated with hyperresponsiveness to methacholine. Several different types of indoor exposures, including environmental tobacco smoke exposure, are important contributors to morbidity associated with cough and wheeze. A vigorous preventive strategy designed to lower exposures to indoor risk factors would lower rates of respiratory morbidity.

  10. Association of indoor nitrogen dioxide with respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function in children

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    Neas, L.M.; Dockery, D.W.; Ware, J.H.; Spengler, J.D.; Speizer, F.E.; Ferris, B.G. Jr. )

    1991-07-15

    The effect of indoor nitrogen dioxide on the cumulative incidence of respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function level was studied in a cohort of 1,567 white children aged 7-11 years examined in six US cities from 1983 through 1988. Week-long measurements of nitrogen dioxide were obtained at three indoor locations over 2 consecutive weeks in both the winter and the summer months. The household annual average nitrogen dioxide concentration was modeled as a continuous variable and as four ordered categories. Multiple logistic regression analysis of symptom reports from a questionnaire administered after indoor monitoring showed that a 15-ppb increase in the household annual nitrogen dioxide mean was associated with an increased cumulative incidence of lower respiratory symptoms (odds ratio (OR) = 1.4, 95% confidence interval (95% Cl) 1.1-1.7). The response variable indicated the report of one or more of the following symptoms: attacks of shortness of breath with wheeze, chronic wheeze, chronic cough, chronic phlegm, or bronchitis. Girls showed a stronger association (OR = 1.7, 95% Cl 1.3-2.2) than did boys (OR = 1.2, 95% Cl 0.9-1.5). An analysis of pulmonary function measurements showed no consistent effect of nitrogen dioxide. These results are consistent with earlier reports based on categorical indicators of household nitrogen dioxide sources and provide a more specific association with nitrogen dioxide as measured in children's homes.

  11. Florida Department of Environmental Protection Issues Completion Orders for

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    Two Pinellas Sites | Department of Energy Florida Department of Environmental Protection Issues Completion Orders for Two Pinellas Sites Florida Department of Environmental Protection Issues Completion Orders for Two Pinellas Sites October 6, 2016 - 11:00am Addthis What does this project do? Goal 1: Protect human health and the environment In July 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) achieved two key cleanup milestones at the Pinellas County, Florida,

  12. The Department's Cyber Security Incident Management Program, IG-0787 |

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    Department of Energy Cyber Security Incident Management Program, IG-0787 The Department's Cyber Security Incident Management Program, IG-0787 The Department of Energy operates numerous interconnected computer networks and systems to help accon~plishit s strategic missions in the areas of energy, defense, science, and the environment. These systems are frequently subjected to sophisticated cyber attacks that could potentially affect the Department's ability to carry out its mission. During

  13. Federal Agencies Combine Efforts to Protect Environment and Reduce Home

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    Energy Bills | Department of Energy Combine Efforts to Protect Environment and Reduce Home Energy Bills Federal Agencies Combine Efforts to Protect Environment and Reduce Home Energy Bills July 11, 2005 - 2:07pm Addthis Department of Housing and Urban Development; Department of Energy; Environmental Protection Agency WASHINGTON, DC- The Bush administration today announced a major new partnership aimed at reducing household energy costs by 10 percent over the next decade. The Partnership for

  14. Training and Tools | Department of Energy

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    Services » Environment » Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment » Training and Tools Training and Tools RESidual RADiation (RESRAD) Family of Codes: REDRAD family of Codes are a series of software codes developed by Argonne National Labs (ANL) which are designed to estimate radiation doses and risks from RESidual RADioactive materials. The RESRAD computer codes are important tools that are widely used by the Department, other Federal agencies, and the commercial nuclear

  15. Independent Oversight Environment, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - June

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    2006 | Department of Energy Environment, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - June 2006 Independent Oversight Environment, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - June 2006 June 2006 Inspection of the Environmental Management Program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory This report documents the results of an inspection of the environment, safety, and health programs for the environmental management program activities at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The inspection was

  16. Gregory H. Friedman: Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment

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    Committee on Science U.S. House of Representatives | Department of Energy Subcommittee on Energy and Environment Committee on Science U.S. House of Representatives Gregory H. Friedman: Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment Committee on Science U.S. House of Representatives August 1, 1996 Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment Committee on Science U.S. House of Representatives Statement of Gregory H. Friedman, Deputy Inspector General for Audit Services Department of

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    SmallScaleBiorefineriesMatrix.pdf More Documents & Publications U.S. Department of Energy Small-Scale Biorefineries: Project Overview U.S. Department of Energy Small-Scale...

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    Audit Report The Department of Energy's Program to Assist Federal Buyers in the Purchasing of Energy Efficient Products OAS-RA-10-08 April 2010 Department of Energy Washington, DC ...

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    ... The purpose of DOE Policy 141.1 is to ensure that Department of Energy (DOE) programs and field elements integrate cultural resources management into their missions and activities ...

  20. Department of Energy

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    ......... 19 THEME 1 - ENERGY SECURITY ......230 ii Introduction The Department of Energy is pleased to present its Annual ...

  1. Services | Department of Energy

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    EHSS provides technical assistance, coordination, and integration throughout the complex ... with Department operations and supports international health studies and programs. ...

  2. Volume II, Environment, Safety, and Health Special Review of Work Practices

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    for Nanoscale Material Activities at Department of Energy Laboratories, August 2008 | Department of Energy Volume II, Environment, Safety, and Health Special Review of Work Practices for Nanoscale Material Activities at Department of Energy Laboratories, August 2008 Volume II, Environment, Safety, and Health Special Review of Work Practices for Nanoscale Material Activities at Department of Energy Laboratories, August 2008 At the request of the Secretary of Energy, the U.S. Department of

  3. Department of Energy Employee Concerns Program

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

    1999-02-01

    Establishes a Department of Energy Employee Concerns Program (ECP) that ensures employee concerns related to such issues such as the environment, safety, health, and management of DOE programs and facilities are properly addressed. Cancels DOE O 5480.29, Employee Concerns Management System, dated 1/15/93.

  4. Congressional Affairs Resources | Department of Energy

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    Resources Congressional Affairs Resources Congressional Resources United States Senate Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Senate Appropriations Committee Senate Armed Services Committee United States House of Representatives House Energy and Commerce Committee House Armed Services Committee House Natural Resources Committee House Appropriations Committee Legislative Resources Library of Congress Department of Energy Related Legislation

  5. Implementation of Department of Energy Oversight Policy

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

    2007-07-31

    This Order implements the policy that establishes a Department-wide oversight process to protect the public, workers, environment, and national security assets effectively through continuous improvement. Cancels DOE O 226.1. Canceled by DOE O 226.1B

  6. DOE Tour of Zero: Vision Hill Lot 1 by Mandalay Homes | Department of

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    Energy Vision Hill Lot 1 by Mandalay Homes DOE Tour of Zero: Vision Hill Lot 1 by Mandalay Homes 1 of 8 Mandalay Homes built this 3,181-square-foot home in Glendale, Arizona, to the performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. 2 of 8 This one-level high-efficiency home meets the criteria of the DOE ZERH, ENERGY STAR, Indoor airPLUS, EPA WaterSense, and LEED for Homes Silver programs. 3 of 8 Tiles combine with stone to form pervious surfaces

  7. FACT SHEET: Department of Energy's Jobs Strategy Council | Department...

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    FACT SHEET: Department of Energy's Jobs Strategy Council FACT SHEET: Department of Energy's Jobs Strategy Council PDF icon FACT SHEET: Department of Energy's Jobs Strategy Council...

  8. Energy Department Small Business Partner Success Stories | Department of

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    Energy Energy Department Small Business Partner Success Stories Energy Department Small Business Partner Success Stories Energy Department Small Business Partner Success Stories

  9. Energy Department to Loan Emergency Fuel to Department of Defense...

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    Emergency Fuel to Department of Defense as Part of Hurricane Sandy Response Energy Department to Loan Emergency Fuel to Department of Defense as Part of Hurricane Sandy Response ...

  10. Texas Department of State Health Services - WIPP Program | Department...

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    Texas Department of State Health Services - WIPP Program Texas Department of State Health Services - WIPP Program PDF icon Texas Department of State Health Services - WIPP Program ...

  11. 2012 Department of Energy Project Management Workshop | Department...

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    2 Department of Energy Project Management Workshop 2012 Department of Energy Project Management Workshop 2012 Department of Energy Project Management Workshop ***...

  12. Department of Energy Asset Management Plan | Department of Energy

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    Department of Energy Asset Management Plan Department of Energy Asset Management Plan The Department of Energy Asset Management Plan (2015) provides an integrating strategy for ...

  13. Energy Department to Sign MOU with Interior Department to Assist...

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    to Sign MOU with Interior Department to Assist Indian Tribes to Develop Energy Resources Energy Department to Sign MOU with Interior Department to Assist Indian Tribes to Develop ...

  14. Hazards Control Department 1996 Annual Report

    SciTech Connect

    Richards, J.

    1997-06-30

    This annual report on the activities of the Hazards Control Department (HCD) in 1996 is part of the department's continuing effort to foster a working environment at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where every person has the means, ability, and desire to work safely. The significant accomplishments and activities, the various services provided, and research into Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) issues by HCD would not have been possible without the many and ongoing contributions by its employees and support personnel. The HCD Leadership Team thanks each and every one in the department for their efforts and work in 1996 and for their personal commitment to keeping one of the premier research and scientific institutions in the world today a safe and healthy place.

  15. Protocol for Maximizing Energy Savings and Indoor Environmental Quality Improvements when Retrofitting Apartments

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    Noris, Federico; Delp, William W.; Vermeer, Kimberly; Adamkiewicz, Gary; Singer, Brett C.; Fis, William J.

    2012-06-18

    The current focus on building energy retrofit provides an opportunity to simultaneously improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Toward this end, we developed a protocol for selecting packages of retrofits that both save energy and improve IEQ in apartments. The protocol specifies the methodology for selecting retrofits from a candidate list while addressing expected energy savings, IEQ impacts, and costs in an integrated manner. Interviews, inspections and measurements are specified to collect the needed input information. The protocol was applied to 17 apartments in three buildings in two different climates within California. Diagnostic measurements and surveys conducted before and after retrofit implementation indicate enhanced apartment performance.

  16. Protocol for maximizing energy savings and indoor environmental quality improvements when retrofitting apartments

    SciTech Connect

    Noris, Federico; Delp, William W.; Vermeer, Kimberly; Adamkiewicz, Gary; Singer, Brett C.; Fisk, William J.

    2013-06-01

    The current focus on building energy retrofit provides an opportunity to simultaneously improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Toward this end, we developed a protocol for selecting packages of retrofits that both save energy and improve IEQ in apartments. The protocol specifies the methodology for selecting retrofits from a candidate list while addressing expected energy savings, IEQ impacts, and costs in an integrated manner. Interviews, inspections and measurements are specified to collect the needed input information. The protocol was applied to 17 apartments in three buildings in two different climates within California. Diagnostic measurements and surveys conducted before and after retrofit implementation indicate enhanced apartment performance.

  17. NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) indoor air quality in office buildings

    SciTech Connect

    Wallingford, K.M.

    1987-01-01

    A total of 356 indoor-air-quality health-hazard evaluations were completed by NIOSH from 1971 through December of 1985. Most of these studies concerned government and private office buildings where there were worker complaints. Worker complaints resulted from contamination from inside the building (19% of the cases), contamination from outside (11 percent), contamination from the building fabric (4%), biological contamination (5%), inadequate ventilation (50%), and unknown causes (11%). Health complaints addressed by investigative efforts included eye irritation, dry throat, headache, fatigue, sinus congestion, skin irritation, shortness of breath, cough, dizziness, and nausea.

  18. Energy Department Offers $50 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient Autos

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    The Energy Department announced nearly $50 million to accelerate research and development of new vehicle technologies that give drivers and businesses more transportation options and protect the environment in communities nationwide.

  19. DOE Awarded Patent for Reformulated Diesel Fuel | Department...

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    Awarded Patent for Reformulated Diesel Fuel May 19, 2006 - 10:46am Addthis Available free of Licensing Fees, Cleaner for the Environment WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of...

  20. U.S. Department of Energy Order | Department of Energy

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    U.S. Department of Energy Order U.S. Department of Energy Order WORK FOR OTHERS (NON-DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FUNDED WORK) PDF icon U.S. Department of Energy Order More Documents & ...

  1. Leadership | Department of Energy

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    Leadership Leadership Matthew Moury Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security Mr. Matthew Moury is the Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security . The office provides corporate leadership and strategic approaches for protecting DOE's workers, the public, the environment and national security assets. This is accomplished through developing corporate policies and standards; sharing operating experience, lessons learned, and best practices;

  2. 28812 | Department of Energy

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    28812 28812 Memorandum of Understanding on Weather-Dependent and Oceanic Renewable Energy Resources between the US Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 28812.pdf (315.41 KB) More Documents & Publications Memorandum of Understanding On Weather-Dependent and Oceanic Renewable Energy Resources Energy Department Infrastructure Improvement Plan A National Offshore Wind Strategy:

  3. Leadership | Department of Energy

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    Leadership Leadership Leadership Joseph Hezir Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Joseph Hezir was confirmed by the Senate on December 4, 2014 as the Department of Energy's Chief Financial Officer. As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Hezir will work to assure the effective management and financial integrity of Department of Energy. He will help to implement and monitor Department-wide policies and systems in the areas of budget administration, program analysis and evaluation, finance and accounting,

  4. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

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    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Part 900 RIN 1901-AB18 Coordination of Federal Authorizations for Electric Transmission Facilities AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to amend its regulations for the timely coordination of Federal authorizations for proposed interstate electric transmission facilities pursuant to section 216(h) of the Federal Power Act (FPA). The

  5. Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

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    011 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Information on Surplus Land at a Military Installation Designated for Disposal: Ernest Veuve Hall USARC/ AMSA 75, T-25, Fort Missoula, Montana AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This amended notice provides information on withdrawal of surplus property at the Ernest Veuve Hall USARC/AMSA 75, T-25, Fort Missoula, Montana. This notice amends the

  6. Installing and Maintaining a Small Wind Electric System | Department of

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    River Site, February 2006 | Department of Energy Programs at the Savannah River Site, February 2006 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Savannah River Site, February 2006 February 2006 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight (Independent Oversight) conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Savannah River Site (SRS) during January and February 2006. The inspection was performed by Independent

  7. Services | Department of Energy

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    These experts also provide oversight of the Department's Indian Policy implementation, and monitor state, local and tribal energy trends and legislative developments which could ...

  8. Department of Energy Badges

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

    2000-05-26

    Establishes requirements for Department of Energy (DOE) badges. DOE N 251.40, dated 5/3/01, extends this directive until 12/31/01.

  9. News | Department of Energy

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    that will help businesses and communities save money, create jobs, and reduce pollution. May 4, 2015 Energy Department Awards Nearly 10 Million for Efficient Lighting...

  10. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

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    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Invitation for Public Comment to Inform the Design of a Consent-Based Siting Process for Nuclear Waste Storage and Disposal Facilities AGENCY: Fuel Cycle ...

  11. The Department of Energy

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    S. Department of ENERGY Draft Workforce Restructuring Plan for the Name Site DATE: Insert Date WORKFORCE RESTRUCTURING PLAN For the NAME SITE Table of Contents I. ...

  12. Blog | Department of Energy

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    reflective coatings on windows, exterior walls, and roofs to provide comfort during the cooling season. | Photo courtesy of Jason Flakes, U.S. Department of Energy Using Passive...

  13. Department of Energy

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    09 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Report on "The Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 2009 Consolidated Financial...

  14. Multimedia | Department of Energy

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

    Information Resources Multimedia Multimedia The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Program is committed to developing and deploying a portfolio of innovative technologies for ...

  15. Fossil | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    by Daniel Wood, Energy Department. Fossil energy sources, including oil, coal and natural gas, are non-renewable resources that formed when prehistoric plants and animals died...

  16. Telework | Department of Energy

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    Telework Telework The Department's telework program is referred to as DOE-Flex. Telework is also referred to as flexiplace and telecommuting. This page includes guidance on ...

  17. Sustainability | Department of Energy

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    Sustainability EM's commitment to sustainability is evidenced by projects at the Savannah River Operations Offices with Savannah River leading the Department in its use of ...

  18. Leadership | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    Melanie A. Kenderdine Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis Melanie A. ... Carol joined the Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) ...

  19. Manufacturing | Department of Energy

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

    in the production of clean energy technologies like electric vehicles, LED bulbs and solar panels. The Department is also working with manufacturers to increase their energy...

  20. Blog | Department of Energy

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    Wilkins, Energy Department INFOGRAPHIC: How Appliance Standards Help Consumers Save Big Consumers are saving more than 62 billion a year as a result of Appliance and...

  1. Maps | Department of Energy

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    Investments in Carbon Capture Technologies 2011 Department of Energy Investments in Carbon Capture Technologies 2010 Smart Meter Installations 2010 Smart Meter Installations...

  2. Resources | Department of Energy

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    Resources Resources The following tools and resources have been useful to Department of ... Incentives Toolkit Partnerships Toolkit Tools Solution Center Cost-Effectiveness Tool ...

  3. Security | Department of Energy

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    ... that establishes the policies and procedures for a Human Reliability Program (HRP) in the Department of Energy (DOE), including the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). ...

  4. Department of Energy

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    of Energy Order 580.1, Department of Energy Personal Property Management including Policy Flash 2006-21 (Outdated) 2007-01 12152006 Implementation of Functional...

  5. Department of Energy

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    No. AL 2013-05 Acquisition Regulation Date 050213 Department of Energy No. FAL 2013-03 ... covered by the Federal Acquisition Regulation, unless the Secretary of Energy ...

  6. Mission | Department of Energy

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    Mission Mission OSDBU is building sustainable small businesses to enable the Department of Energy to achieve its mission, through innovation and creativity. Sections 8 and 15 of ...

  7. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

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    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Part 1021 National Environmental ... room 1E-190, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence ... that may in any way reveal the identity of offerors. ...

  8. Vehicles | Department of Energy

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    To help you save money by saving energy, our experts are answering your home cooling questions. | Photo courtesy of iStockphotoJaniceRichard Energy Department experts answer ...

  9. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

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

    Comprehensive Land-Use Plan Environmental Impact Statement AGENCY: Department of Energy ... policies, and (iv) implementing procedures that apply to the review and ...

  10. Department of Energy

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    of the Department's 2010 Agency Financial Report is presented for purposes of additional analysis of the consolidated financial statements rather than to present the financial...

  11. Department of Energy

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    Allegations of Suspect Parts in Sun Microsystems Processors at Sandia National Laboratories - New Mexico INS-L-11-04 September 2011 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 ...

  12. Speakers | Department of Energy

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    Dr. Dan Arvizu Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Dr. Dan Arvizu is the Director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy's primary ...

  13. Leadership | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    Freimuth has broad-ranging knowledge of the Department's programs, the hearings and appeals processes, and budget formulation and justification. In addition to other assignments, ...

  14. Mission | Department of Energy

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    Mission Mission To strengthen the integrity, economy, and efficiency of the Department's programs and operations. Vision Statement To be a highly effective organization that promotes positive change.

  15. Phonebook | Department of Energy

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    Phonebook Phonebook Search the Energy Department Phonebook Enter your search request * Search Mission Leadership Organization Chart Staff and Contractors News & Blog

  16. PKI | Department of Energy

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    themselves to Department resources using: digital Identities digital Signatures two-factor authentication tokens For additional information, see the links under "Learn More." ...

  17. Nanotechnology | Department of Energy

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    Nanotechnology Nanotechnology The Department of Energy's Nanotechnology Safety provides a forum for the exchange of best practices, lessons learned, and guidance in the area of ...

  18. Mission | Department of Energy

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    Department including NNSA, the Power Marketing Administrations, and the National Labs); ... efforts, designing effective marketing and branding efforts to attract the ...

  19. Ventilation System Basics | Department of Energy

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    Ventilation System Basics Ventilation System Basics August 16, 2013 - 1:33pm Addthis Ventilation is the process of moving air into and out of an interior space by natural or mechanical means. Ventilation is necessary for the health and comfort of occupants of all buildings. Ventilation supplies air for occupants to breathe and removes moisture, odors, and indoor pollutants like carbon dioxide. Too little ventilation may result in poor indoor air quality, while too much may cause unnecessarily

  20. Technology Solutions Case Study: Combustion Safety for Appliances Using Indoor Air

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    2014-05-01

    This case study describes how to assess and carry out the combustion safety procedures for appliances and heating equipment that uses indoor air for combustion in low-rise residential buildings. Only appliances installed in the living space, or in an area freely communicating with the living space, vented alone or in tandem with another appliance are considered here. This document is for inspectors, auditors, and technicians working in homes where energy upgrades are being conducted whether or not air infiltration control is included in the package of measures being applied. In the indoor combustion air case, guidelines summarized here are based on language provided in several of the codes to establish minimum requirements for the space using simplified prescriptive measures. In addition, building performance testing procedures are provided by testing agencies. The codes in combination with the test procedures offer comprehensive combustion safety coverage to address safety concerns, allowing inexperienced residential energy retrofit inspectors to effectively address combustion safety issues and allow energy retrofits to proceed.

  1. Effect of residential air-to-air heat and moisture exchangers on indoor humidity

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    Barringer, C.G.; McGugan, C.A. )

    1989-01-01

    A project was undertaken to develop guidelines for the selection of residential heat and moisture recovery ventilation systems (HRVs) in order to maintain an acceptable indoor humidity for various climatic conditions. These guidelines were developed from reviews on ventilation requirements, HRV performance specifications, and from computer modeling. Space conditions within three house/occupancy models for several types of HRV were simulated for three climatic conditions (Lake Charles, LA; Seattle, WA; and Winnipeg, MB) in order to determine the impact of the HRVs on indoor relative humidity and space-conditioning loads. Results show that when reduction of cooling cost is the main consideration, exchangers with moisture recovery are preferable to sensible HRVs. For reduction of heating costs, moisture recovery should be done for ventilation rates greater than about 15 L/s and average winter temperatures less than about (minus) 10{degrees}C if internal moisture generation rates are low. For houses with higher ventilation rates and colder average winter temperatures, exchangers with moisture recovery should be used.

  2. Results of a forty-home indoor-air-pollutant monitoring study

    SciTech Connect

    Hawthorne, A.R.; Gammage, R.B.; Dudney, C.S.; Womack, D.R.; Morris, S.A.; Westley, R.R.; White, D.A.; Gupta, K.C.

    1983-01-01

    A study was conducted in 40 homes in the areas of Oak Ridge and west Knoxville, Tennessee. Concentrations of CO/sub x/, NO/sub x/, particulates, formaldehyde, and radon, as well as selected volatile organic compounds, were quantified. In addition, information was collected on air exchange rates, meteorological conditions, and structural and consumer products. This paper summarizes some of the results and provides specific examples of increased indoor concentrations of pollutants due to the operation of a kerosene space heater, a gas range, and a wood/coal stove. Results showed formaldehyde levels frequently exceeded 0.1 ppM; were highest in newer homes; and fluctuate diurnally and seasonally. Radon levels frequently exceeded 3 pCi/L and correlated strongly with house location. Organic pollutant levels were at least an order of magnitude higher indoors than outdoors. Combustion sources (especially unvented) significantly increased levels of CO/sub x/, NO/sub x/, and particulates. Air exchange rates were increased nearly two-fold by operation of the HVAC central air circulation fan.

  3. Measure Guideline: Combustion Safety for Natural Draft Appliances Using Indoor Air

    SciTech Connect

    Brand, L.

    2014-04-01

    This measure guideline covers how to assess and carry out the combustion safety procedures for appliances and heating equipment that uses indoor air for combustion in low-rise residential buildings. Only appliances installed in the living space, or in an area freely communicating with the living space, vented alone or in tandem with another appliance are considered here. A separate measure guideline addresses combustion appliances located either within the living space in enclosed closets or side rooms or outside the living space in an adjacent area like an attic or garage that use outdoor air for combustion. This document is for inspectors, auditors, and technicians working in homes where energy upgrades are being conducted whether or not air infiltration control is included in the package of measures being applied. In the indoor combustion air case, guidelines summarized here are based on language provided in several of the codes to establish minimum requirements for the space using simplified prescriptive measures. In addition, building performance testing procedures are provided by testing agencies. The codes in combination with the test procedures offer comprehensive combustion safety coverage to address safety concerns, allowing inexperienced residential energy retrofit inspectors to effectively address combustion safety issues and allow energy retrofits to proceed.

  4. Should Title 24 Ventilation Requirements Be Amended to include an Indoor Air Quality Procedure?

    SciTech Connect

    Dutton, Spencer M.; Mendell, Mark J.; Chan, Wanyu R.

    2013-05-13

    Minimum outdoor air ventilation rates (VRs) for buildings are specified in standards, including California?s Title 24 standards. The ASHRAE ventilation standard includes two options for mechanically-ventilated buildings ? a prescriptive ventilation rate procedure (VRP) that specifies minimum VRs that vary among occupancy classes, and a performance-based indoor air quality procedure (IAQP) that may result in lower VRs than the VRP, with associated energy savings, if IAQ meeting specified criteria can be demonstrated. The California Energy Commission has been considering the addition of an IAQP to the Title 24 standards. This paper, based on a review of prior data and new analyses of the IAQP, evaluates four future options for Title 24: no IAQP; adding an alternate VRP, adding an equivalent indoor air quality procedure (EIAQP), and adding an improved ASHRAE-like IAQP. Criteria were established for selecting among options, and feedback was obtained in a workshop of stakeholders. Based on this review, the addition of an alternate VRP is recommended. This procedure would allow lower minimum VRs if a specified set of actions were taken to maintain acceptable IAQ. An alternate VRP could also be a valuable supplement to ASHRAE?s ventilation standard.

  5. U.S. Department of Energy's Request for Hearing and Answer to...

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    a Hearing and Answers the State of New Mexico Environment Department's (NMED) ... a civil penalty for violations of the New Mexico Hazardous Waste Act (HWA), NMSA 1978, the ...

  6. Slide 1 | Department of Energy

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    Capstone Workshop Portfolio Department of Energy Quadrennial Technology Review Clean Electricity Workshop Department of Energy Quadrennial Technology Review Grid Modernization ...

  7. Energy Department Announces Five Research Projects to Improve Mining

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    Efficiency | Department of Energy Research Projects to Improve Mining Efficiency Energy Department Announces Five Research Projects to Improve Mining Efficiency May 5, 2005 - 12:42pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - As part of the Bush Administration's continuing effort to make more efficient use of America's domestic energy resources while maintaining sound stewardship of the environment, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the selection of five new research and development

  8. Office of Technology Transitions Leadership | Department of Energy

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    About Us » Office of Technology Transitions Leadership Office of Technology Transitions Leadership Jetta Wong Director Jetta Wong joined the Department of Energy in July of 2012. Before joining the Department of Energy Jetta worked for the United States House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. She worked on a wide range of energy and environment policy issues related to civilian research, development and demonstration programs at the Department of Energy and the

  9. Energy Department Driving Clean Energy Development and Sustainable

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    Solutions in 16 States | Department of Energy Driving Clean Energy Development and Sustainable Solutions in 16 States Energy Department Driving Clean Energy Development and Sustainable Solutions in 16 States August 22, 2016 - 5:00pm Addthis The Energy Department today awarded $5 million to 16 states to advance innovative approaches for clean energy development that will reduce energy bills for American families and businesses, protect the environment by reducing carbon emissions, and

  10. Public Affairs Department

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    Public Affairs Department Public Affairs Communications Community Public Affairs Org Chart Education Creative Services ⇒ Navigate Section Public Affairs Communications Community Public Affairs Org Chart Education Creative Services The Public Affairs Department serves Berkeley Lab's scientific and educational missions by: Providing timely information and perspective about scientific discoveries to all of the Lab's internal and external audiences, ranging from potential scientific collaborators

  11. Presentations | Department of Energy

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    Information Resources » Presentations Presentations Energy Department presentations allow stakeholders to learn and engage around innovative technology development. Source: Geothermal Resources Council Energy Department presentations allow stakeholders to learn and engage around innovative technology development. Source: Geothermal Resources Council Douglas Hollett, former office director for the Geothermal Technologies Office, addresses over 1,000 during his keynote address at the annual

  12. Deputy Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, and Safety

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    The Office of the Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety, and Security (AU) provides corporate leadership and strategic approaches for protecting the U.S. Department of Energy's...

  13. Recommendations for Analyzing Accidents under the National Environment...

    Energy Saver

    population. The environment includes biota and environmental media, such as land and water. U.S. Department of Energy, Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance July 2002 4 With...

  14. Radiation Safety - Protecting the Public and the Environment...

    Energy Saver

    The Department of Energy has a stringent program for protecting its workers, the public, and the environment from radiation. This web area has links to tools and aids for the ...

  15. A crossover design study to evaluate the effectiveness of appliance inspection and servicing for lowering indoor nitrogen dioxide concentrations

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    Colome, S.D. ); Billick, I.H. ); Baker, P.E.; Beals, S.A.; Rubio, S.A.; Cunningham, S.J. ); Wilson, A.L. )

    1988-01-01

    Some researchers have suggested that natural gas appliances are significant contributors to indoor air pollution. Indoor unvented combustion appliances, such as gas-fired ranges, unvented space heaters, and portable kerosene space heaters, have been associated with a wide variety of pollutants, including carbon monoxide (CO), nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO{sub 2}), sulfur dioxide (SO{sub 2}), formaldehyde (HCHO), and respirable particles. Previous indoor air quality studies have demonstrated that indoor NO{sub 2} concentrations often exceed outdoor ambient levels when gas- burning appliances are used. Cooking with gas has been the focus of many of these studies, although other unvented appliances, such as space-heaters, have also been associated with elevated NO{sub 2} concentrations. Some epidemiologic studies of exposure to NO{sub 2} in homes with gas ranges have indicated a higher prevalence of respiratory symptoms and illness. However, other studies contradicted these findings and failed to show any significant effects associated with gas cooking.

  16. Utilities | Department of Energy

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    Utilities Utilities Below are resources for Tribes about utilities. The Economics of Electric System Municipalization Looks at the economic environment in California to determine ...

  17. | Department of Energy

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    FutureGenFactSheet.pdf More Documents & Publications Before the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Environment FE Transition Deliverables...

  18. United States Department

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    That commitment is an integral and urgent part of our mission. EA provides an internal management assessmentfunction that examines activities relating to the environment,...

  19. Mission | Department of Energy

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    field elements with interpretation and integration of health, safety, environment, and ... abreast of emerging national and international developments in public and ...

  20. 2006 Department of Energy Strategic Plan | Department of Energy

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    Plan 2006 Department of Energy Strategic Plan Major DOE Laboratories & Field Facilities, Table of Contents, and Operating Principals 2006 Department of Energy Strategic Plan (2.35 MB) More Documents & Publications U.S Department of Energy Strategic Plan 2006 Department of Energy Strategic Plan - Scientific Discovery and Innovation 2006 Department of Energy Strategic Plan - Linking Strategic Goals to Annual Performance Goals

  1. Geoscience/Environment

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    GeoscienceEnvironment GeoscienceEnvironment Print From the high pressures at the Earth's core to the vacuum of outer space, the ALS has tools for investigating samples from ...

  2. Blog | Department of Energy

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    salute to the Department of Defense for their heroic efforts when it comes to saving electrons. November 10, 2015 An insulated door was an easy upgrade from the steel cellar door...

  3. Department of Energy

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    Energy.gov Solar Decathlon 2015 Solar Decathlon 2015 The competition is heating up at U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 Go to energy.govsolardecathlon for full...

  4. News | Department of Energy

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    their invention of the blue light emitting diode, a game-changer in the history of LED lights. | Photo courtesy of Soraa. Energy-Department Supported Scientist Receives Nobel Prize...

  5. Department of Energy

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    ... The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), may have audit cognizance for other than DOE ...

  6. KAHUKU | Department of Energy

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    KAHUKU PROJECT SUMMARY In July 2010, the Department of Energy issued a 117 million loan guarantee to finance Kahuku, a 30-MW wind power generation project. Located in Kahuku, ...

  7. Standards | Department of Energy

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    FOREWARD This U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) standard supersedes DOE-STD-3020-97 and is approved for use by DOE and its contractors. This standard was developed primarily for ...

  8. MOJAVE | Department of Energy

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    MOJAVE PROJECT SUMMARY In September 2011, the Department of Energy issued a 1.2 billion loan guarantee to finance Mojave, a 250-MW parabolic trough concentrating solar power (CSP) ...

  9. Contacts | Department of Energy

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    information to contact the State and Local Solution Center by mail or email: U.S. Department of Energy State and Local Solution Center Mail Stop EE-5W 1000 Independence Ave., SW...

  10. Blog | Department of Energy

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    million gasoline-powered cars off the road. December 17, 2015 Small Business Award to Sage Energy Trading The Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of a Firm-Fixed...

  11. Picture | Department of Energy

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    Picture Picture Picture of a fireplace Picture (62.15 KB) More Documents & Publications Re: Regulatory Burden RFI Regulatory Burden RFI from HPBA Department of Energy Request for Information: Reducing Regulatory Burden (Reply Comments)

  12. Blog | Department of Energy

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    in April 20, 2015 Energy Department employee Bill Vandermeer tunes a bicycle as part of Earth Day events at National Renewable Energy Laboratory last year. Biking to work can...

  13. DEPARTMENT OF I Office

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    DEPARTMENT OF I Office of ENERGY Science SLAC Site Office SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory 2575 Sand Hill Road, MS-8A Menlo Park, CA 94025 DATE: January 11, 2012 MEMORANDUM ...

  14. Blog | Department of Energy

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    7, 2016 Carbon capture is an important part of the Energy Department's Fossil Energy research and development efforts, but it can be hard to understand. This infographic breaks it...

  15. Electricity | Department of Energy

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    Department and our partners. June 16, 2014 Ministers Meet in Addis Ababa for U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial Learn more about the U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial, held June 3-4,...

  16. Department of Energy

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    No. AL 2013-08 Acquisition Regulation Date 06192013 Department of Energy No. FAL ... of a violation of any law, rule, or regulation, or mismanagement, a gross waste of ...

  17. Contacts | Department of Energy

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    Contacts Contacts For information about Solid-State Lighting, contact James Brodrick Lighting Program Manager Building Technologies Office U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 1-202-586-5000

  18. Leadership | Department of Energy

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    Andre H. Sayles, Ph.D., joined the Department of Energy as the Principal Deputy Director ... More about Andre H. Sayles, Ph.D. Neil Schuldenfrei Deputy Director, Office of Civil ...

  19. Kentucky Department of Agriculture

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    At the August 7, 2008 quarterly joint Web conference of DOE's Biomass and Clean Cities programs, Wilbur Frye (Office of Consumer & Environmental Protection, Kentucky Department of Agriculture) described Biofuel Quality Testing in Kentucky.

  20. The Department of Energy

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    S. Department of ENERGY Draft Workforce Restructuring Plan for the [Name Site] DATE: [Insert Date] WORKFORCE RESTRUCTURING PLAN For the [NAME SITE] Table of Contents I. INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................................................................... 1 Executive Summary ................................................................................................................................................ 1

  1. Department of Energy

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    Enhancement Act of 2012 2013-09 062813 Revision of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 350.1 and Special H Clause 2013-10 061913 Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers under ...

  2. Biota | Department of Energy

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    Welcome to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Biota Web site There is increasing ... Purpose of the Web Site This Web site was designed to provide a central access point to ...

  3. CSKT Department of Energy

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    CSKT Department of Energy Brian Lipscomb, Director November 15, 2012 1 Salish, Pend' Oreille, and Kootenai * Furthest Inland Salish Speaking Tribes * Southern Most band of Kootenai * Reservation established by Hellgate Treaty of 1855 ~ Steven's Treaty November 15, 2012 2 CSKT - Our Government and Businesses * Tribal Government - Tribal Council - Sovereign Entity with Government-to- government relationship with US - CSKT - 30 Agencies/Departments, 1200 Employees * CSKT has several businesses -

  4. Assessments | Department of Energy

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    Assessments Assessments The Department of Energy's (DOE) Enterprise Assessments programs provide DOE line management, Congress, and other stakeholders with an independent evaluation of the effectiveness of DOE policy and line management performance in safety and security, and other critical areas as directed by the Secretary of Energy. This information provides assurance to our stakeholders and identifies areas for improvement to our leadership to support the safe performance of the Department's

  5. Coal | Department of Energy

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    Coal Coal Coal Coal is the largest domestically produced source of energy in America and is used to generate a significant chunk of our nation's electricity. The Energy Department is working to develop technologies that make coal cleaner, so we can ensure it plays a part in our clean energy future. The Department is also investing in development of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies, also referred to as carbon capture, utilization and sequestration. Featured FE-Supported

  6. News | Department of Energy

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    News News News July 13, 2016 Department of Energy Cites BWXT Conversion Services, LLC for Worker Safety and Health Program Violations The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to BWXT Conversion Services, LLC (BWCS) for violations of DOE worker safety and health requirements. DOE's enforcement program holds contractors accountable for meeting regulatory requirements and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. September 2, 2015 Nuclear Executive

  7. News | Department of Energy

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    News News News November 2, 2016 U.S. Department of Energy Grand Junction Office Listed on National Register of Historic Places October 18, 2016 Weapons to Wetlands: A Decade of Difference More news Featured Articles Unmanned Aircraft Systems Used to Improve Methods for Estimating Groundwater Discharge by Plants Summer Wildfire Engulfs Edgemont, South Dakota, Site Florida Department of Environmental Protection Issues Completion Orders for Two Pinellas Sites Ecological Engineering Remedies

  8. Department of Energy

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    March 2, 2012 MEMORANDUM TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ELECTRICITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE From: Patricia A. Hoffman /s/ Assistant Secretary Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Subject: DOE Responses to EAC Work Products I want to thank all members of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) for your hard work during 2011. The work products delivered by the Committee during 2011 are listed below. The purpose of this memo and its attachments is to provide

  9. Department of Energy

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    March 2, 2012 MEMORANDUM TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ELECTRICITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE From: Patricia A. Hoffman /s/ Assistant Secretary Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Subject: DOE Responses to EAC Work Products I want to thank all members of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) for your hard work during 2011. The work products delivered by the Committee during 2011 are listed below. The purpose of this memo and its attachments is to provide

  10. Skylights | Department of Energy

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    Design » Windows, Doors, & Skylights » Skylights Skylights A skylight can provide lighting, ventilation, views, and sometimes emergency egress. | Photo courtesy of Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon A skylight can provide lighting, ventilation, views, and sometimes emergency egress. | Photo courtesy of Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon A skylight can provide your home with daylighting and ventilation. When properly selected and installed, an

  11. Thermostats | Department of Energy

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    Thermostats Thermostats A digital programmable thermostat set for energy savings during the heating season can save energy and money. | Photo courtesy of Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon A digital programmable thermostat set for energy savings during the heating season can save energy and money. | Photo courtesy of Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon You can save money on your heating and cooling bills by simply resetting your thermostat when you are

  12. Notices DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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    255 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 11, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED-2016-ICCD-0052] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Program for International Student Assessment (PISA 2018) Recruitment and Field Test AGENCY: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a

  13. Contractors | Department of Energy

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    Contractors Contractors The U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management uses three prime contractors to conduct its major cleanup projects at the site. These companies include URS|CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR), North Wind Solutions LLC, and Isotek Systems LLC. UCOR is the Department of Energy's primary cleanup contractor for the DOE Oak Ridge Reservation, primarily focused on cleanup of East Tennessee Technology Park (the former Oak Ridge K-25 Site). UCOR is also engaged

  14. Enforcement | Department of Energy

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

    Enforcement Enforcement The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Enforcement promotes overall improvement in the Department's safety and security programs through management and implementation of the DOE enforcement programs for safety and classified information security that are authorized by the Atomic Energy Act. The office is independent of the DOE offices that develop and implement policy and programs. The office conducts enforcement investigations using systematic enforcement practices

  15. Bioenergy | Department of Energy

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

    Sources » Renewable Energy » Bioenergy Bioenergy Biomass is an organic renewable energy source that includes materials such as agriculture and forest residues, energy crops, and algae. Scientists and engineers at the Energy Department and National Laboratories are finding new, more efficient ways to convert biomass into biofuels that can take the place of conventional fuels like gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. Learn how the Energy Department is working to sustainably transform the nation's

  16. FOIA | Department of Energy

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    FOIA FOIA OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL (OIG) FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA) What is FOIA? FOIA is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. Refer to http://www.foia.gov/ for additional information. How do I submit a FOIA request for OIG information? The FOIA process for the OIG is administered by the Department's Office of Information Resources, Office of Management. For additional information on the Department of Energy FOIA process, refer to Energy

  17. Fossil | Department of Energy

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    Fossil Fossil Ever wonder how carbon capture works? This <a href="node/1524606/">infographic</a> breaks it down. | Graphic by Carly Wilkins, Energy Department. Ever wonder how carbon capture works? This infographic breaks it down. | Graphic by Carly Wilkins, Energy Department. Fossil energy sources, including oil, coal and natural gas, are non-renewable resources that formed when prehistoric plants and animals died and were gradually buried by layers of rock. Over millions

  18. Graphics | Department of Energy

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    Graphics Graphics The Visual Media Department consists of a team of graphic artists, photographers and visual librarians working together to provide a wide variety of visual media for the Department of Energy. Graphics Offices Forrestal: Room BH-071, (202) 586-2732 Germantown: Room E-065, (301) 903-5165 Graphics@hq.doe.gov Certificates, Plaques and Special Awards Design Presentations Enhance and Print Your Files Exhibits Posters and Banners Brochures, Pamphlets and Handouts If you have need of

  19. Leadership | Department of Energy

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    Leadership Leadership Rickey R. Hass, CPA Acting Inspector General Rickey R. Hass was named Acting Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Energy effective October 4, 2015. As the Acting Inspector General, he is responsible for a nationwide, independent program of audits, inspections, and law enforcement efforts related to the Department of Energy's programs and operations. More about Rickey Hass John Dupuy Deputy Inspector General for Investigations John Dupuy was appointed as Deputy

  20. Mission | Department of Energy

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    Mission Mission The Mission of the Office of Management is to provide the Department of Energy with centralized direction and oversight for the full range of management, procurement and administrative services. Administrative Services Technician replacing nameplate The Office of Management provides many of the administrative services that keep the Department of Energy Headquarters operational. These services include managerial support functions that are critical to supporting the mission of the

  1. Photography | Department of Energy

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

    Photography Photography Photographic services include the Photography Office and the Energy Technology Visuals Collection (ETVC) Visuals Library. Photography Forrestal: Room BH-071 Phone: (202) 586-1350 The Photography Office is a fully digital in-house lab that serves all of the Department of Energy's Facilities. Requesting a photographer for an assignment: The department photographers cover photographic assignments within DOE buildings and other locations. All requests for services must be

  2. Recycling | Department of Energy

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    Recycling Recycling In support of the Department's goal of implementing environmental sustainability practices across the complex, all DOE employees and contractors should incorporate the three "R's" of wise resource use as a core principle of their daily activities: reduce, reuse, and recycle. The Department's recycling program at Headquarters earns monetary credits from the GSA which is then credited to the Sheila Jo Watkins Memorial Child Development Centers for tuition assistance

  3. Services | Department of Energy

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    Services Services Secretary Ernest Moniz takes a holistic view to diversity, recognizing that the goal of ensuring equal access to participation in the Department's programs and policies comes through in our workforce, our partners, our research, our policies, our education efforts, and our work with the general public. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about the ways we'd like to work with you to support the mission of the Energy Department. Minority Business and Economic

  4. Terrachanics | Department of Energy

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    Terrachanics Terrachanics Terrachanics Terrachanics is a puzzle game developed for the public by the Department of Energy. It is designed as a recruitment tool to help drive interest in careers with the department, and inspire the public to learn more about the energy technologies of tomorrow. Reroute energy networks to provide resources to key hotspots! Recover and utilize cutting-edge energy technology to prevent disaster! Command specialized Units to open new energy pathways and implement

  5. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

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

    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DELEGATION ORDER NO. 00-0XX.00 (If amending, insert alpha character behind number) TO THE (INSERT DELEGATEE'S TITLE AND OFFICE) 1. DELEGATION. Under the authority vested in me as (insert Delegant's Title) and pursuant to section (insert section number) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (Public Law 95-91, 42 U.S.C. 7252), and the authority pursuant to my delegation, I delegate to the (insert Delegate's Title) authority to take the following actions: (When

  6. Computing environment logbook

    DOEpatents

    Osbourn, Gordon C; Bouchard, Ann M

    2012-09-18

    A computing environment logbook logs events occurring within a computing environment. The events are displayed as a history of past events within the logbook of the computing environment. The logbook provides search functionality to search through the history of past events to find one or more selected past events, and further, enables an undo of the one or more selected past events.

  7. Technology Solutions Case Study: Ventilation System Effectiveness and Tested Indoor Air Quality Impacts

    SciTech Connect

    A. Rudd and D. Bergey

    2015-08-01

    Ventilation system effectiveness testing was conducted at two unoccupied, single-family, detached lab homes at the University of Texas - Tyler. Five ventilation system tests were conducted with various whole-building ventilation systems. Multizone fan pressurization testing characterized building and zone enclosure leakage. PFT testing showed multizone air change rates and interzonal airflow filtration. Indoor air recirculation by a central air distribution system can help improve the exhaust ventilation system by way of air mixing and filtration. In contrast, the supply and balanced ventilation systems showed that there is a significant benefit to drawing outside air from a known outside location, and filtering and distributing that air. Compared to the Exhaust systems, the CFIS and ERV systems showed better ventilation air distribution and lower concentrations of particulates, formaldehyde and other VOCs.

  8. Characterizing Indoor Airflow and Pollutant Transport using Simulation Modeling for Prototypical Buildings. I. Office Buildings

    SciTech Connect

    Sohn, M.D.; Daisey, J.M.; Feustel, H.E.

    1999-06-01

    This paper describes the first efforts at developing a set of prototypical buildings defined to capture the key features affecting airflow and pollutant transport in buildings. These buildings will be used to model airflow and pollutant transport for emergency response scenarios when limited site-specific information is available and immediate decisions must be made, and to better understand key features of buildings controlling occupant exposures to indoor pollutant sources. This paper presents an example of this approach for a prototypical intermediate-sized, open style, commercial building. Interzonal transport due to a short-term source release, e.g., accidental chemical spill, in the bottom and the upper floors is predicted and corresponding HVAC system operation effects and potential responses are considered. Three-hour average exposure estimates are used to compare effects of source location and HVAC operation.

  9. Department of Energy (DOE) Webinar Transcript | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Department of Energy (DOE) Webinar Transcript (145.56 KB) More Documents & Publications Welcome to the Department of Energy&#8217;s Recovery Act webinar on reporting in to federalreporting Department of Energy (DOE) Webinar Transcript Title

  10. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGYCONTRACT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT | Department...

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    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGYCONTRACT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGYCONTRACT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CONTRACT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT PDF icon...

  11. Audit Report: IG-0839 | Department of Energy

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    9 Audit Report: IG-0839 September 20, 2010 Environment and Worker Safety Control Systems at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Kansas City Plant The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration's Kansas City Plant is located within the Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City, Missouri, which also houses the General Services Administration and other agencies. Current and former employees and families of former employees of the Bannister Complex have recently raised

  12. Inspection Report: IG-0746 | Department of Energy

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    6 Inspection Report: IG-0746 November 29, 2006 Work Packages for Site Support Services at Los Alamos National Laboratory The Department of Energy's Los Alarnos National Laboratory (LANL) enhances global security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile; developing technical solutioils to reduce the threat of weapons of mass destnlction; and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health and national security. Site support services at

  13. Inspection Report: IG-0821 | Department of Energy

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    1 Inspection Report: IG-0821 September 11, 2009 Fire Suppression and Related Services at Los Alamos National Laboratory The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL operates in "unique" hazard environments, to include special nuclear materials, explosives, and hazardous chemicals, that create special fire suppression and emergency management

  14. Integrated Safety Management (ISM) | Department of Energy

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    Integrated Safety Management (ISM) Integrated Safety Management (ISM) The objective of ISM is to perform work in a safe and environmentally sound manner. More specifically, as described in DOE P 450.4, Safety Management System Policy: "The Department and Contractors must systematically integrate safety into management and work practices at all levels so that missions are accomplished while protecting the public, the worker, and the environment. This is to be accomplished through effective

  15. Integrated Safety Management Policy | Department of Energy

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

    Program Management » Quality Assurance » Integrated Safety Management Policy Integrated Safety Management Policy This Integrated Safety Management (ISM) System Description (ISMSD) defines how the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) integrates environment, safety, and health requirements and controls into Federal work activities, and oversees implementation of ISM within EM federal and contractor activities. It explains our safety values, objectives and

  16. Calendar Year 2006 | Department of Energy

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

    6 Calendar Year 2006 December 18, 2006 Audit Letter Report: OAS-L-07-04 Inquiry to the Hotline Complaint on Possible Design Mistakes and Cost Overruns of the Linac Coherent Light Source Project at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center December 18, 2006 Audit Report: IG-0750 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Program to Oversee Hydroelectric Dams December 14, 2006 Audit Report: IG-0749 The Department's Energy, Science,and Environment Sites' Implementationof the Design Basis Threat December

  17. Katrina D. Lee | Department of Energy

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    Katrina D. Lee About Us Katrina D. Lee - Administrative Support Specialist Katrina D. Lee Katrina Lee is an Administrative Support Specialist with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. Ms. Lee has been with OSDBU since April 2012. She previously served as the secretary for the Office of Transportation and Packaging, within the Office of Environment Management. Katrina is also an Air Force Veteran having served two tours in Misawa Japan and ending

  18. Policy, Guidance & Reports | Department of Energy

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    Reports Policy, Guidance & Reports The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EHSS) administers DOE-wide health, safety, security and environmental policy, programs and guidance, and related federal requirements that support DOE's mission accomplishment in a safe, secure and environmentally responsible manner. Guidance documents are developed to support effective implementation of directives and standards and provide technical positions on

  19. Dr. Ernest Moniz | Department of Energy

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

    Ernest Moniz About Us Dr. Ernest Moniz - Secretary of Energy View a high-resolution photo of Secretary Moniz. Download high-resolution portraits As United States Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz is tasked with implementing critical Department of Energy missions in support of President Obama's goals of growing the economy, enhancing security and protecting the environment. This encompasses advancing the President's all-of-the-above energy strategy, maintaining the nuclear deterrent and

  20. Clean Air Act | Department of Energy

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

    Services » Environment » Environmental Policy and Assistance » Clean Air Act Clean Air Act The primary law governing the Department of Energy (DOE) air pollution control activities is the Clean Air Act (CAA). This law defines the role of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state, local and tribal air programs in protecting and improving the nation's air quality and stratospheric ozone layer by regulating emissions from mobile and stationary sources. The CAA contains titles

  1. Conservation Standards Enforcement | Department of Energy

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

    Conservation Standards Enforcement Conservation Standards Enforcement The Office of the General Counsel is working to ensure that manufacturers of consumer products and commercial equipment meet the nation's conservation standards. Through its new focus on enforcement, the Department of Energy will save money for consumers and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "For the sake of our environment and our economy, it's critical that we enforce our energy efficiency regulations," said Scott

  2. Chioke B. Harris | Department of Energy

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

    Chioke B. Harris About Us Chioke B. Harris - AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow (ORISE) Chioke B. Harris Chioke Harris is an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow placed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office in their Emerging Technologies (ET) program. His current focus is on energy-water nexus issues in the built environment, in addition to supporting a wide array of ongoing ET programs. Dr. Harris was most recently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of

  3. Standard Contracts Team | Department of Energy

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

    Standard Contracts Team Standard Contracts Team The Standard Contracts Team has responsibility to: Act as Federal contracting officer for contracts with the nuclear power utilities; Evaluate materials related to the on-going Applications for Allowable and Reasonable Costs (claims) pursuant to settlement agreements; Support proposed settlement discussions and litigation preparation and court proceedings for the Deputy General Counsel for Environment and Nuclear Programs and Department of Justice;

  4. Building America Update: August 2015 | Department of Energy

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

    superior insulation, air sealing, and construction quality; ultra-efficient heating and cooling systems; superior lighting and appliances; and a host of indoor air quality...

  5. Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy

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

    Consider Ventilation When sealing any home, you must always be aware of the danger of indoor air pollution and combustion appliance "backdrafts." Backdrafting is when the various ...

  6. City of Chicago - Green Permit Program | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    timeline for projects which are designed to maximize indoor air quality and conserve energy and resources. Green Permit Program Incentives Projects accepted into the Green...

  7. Department of Energy Planning Cookstoves Research, Releases Biomass...

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    indoor air pollution from these cooking devices is responsible for the deaths of 1.6 million people every year from pneumonia, chronic respiratory disease and lung cancer. ...

  8. Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Ventilation When sealing any home, you must always be aware of the danger of indoor air pollution and combustion appliance "backdrafts." Backdrafting is when the various...

  9. Protecting Whistleblowers at the Department of Energy | Department of

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

    Energy Protecting Whistleblowers at the Department of Energy Protecting Whistleblowers at the Department of Energy August 4, 2016 - 5:14pm Addthis Employees and contractors are at the heart of the Department of Energy's mission areas -- and the Department is committed to protecting them against retaliation for raising concerns about health, safety and management issues. | Energy Department file photo. Employees and contractors are at the heart of the Department of Energy's mission areas --

  10. Hearing Before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee |

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

    Department of Energy Environment and Public Works Committee Hearing Before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee 02-24-16_SEPW_Gruenspecht (556.42 KB) More Documents & Publications Hearing Before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power - Committee on Energy and Commerce Market Drivers for Biofuels

  11. Department of Energy Response to Hurricane Katrina | Department...

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    PDF icon Department of Energy Response to Hurricane Katrina More Documents & Publications Fact Sheet Department of Energy Response to Hurricane Katrina PRICE GOUGING PRICE GOUGING

  12. U.S. Department of Energy Booth Education Sessions | Department...

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    U.S. Department of Energy Booth Education Sessions U.S. Department of Energy Booth Education Sessions PDF icon Detailed Agenda More Documents & Publications SSL TECHNOLOGY...

  13. 2015 ARTICLES | Department of Energy

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    ARTICLES 2015 ARTICLES LED Performance Under Tough Conditions (222.38 KB) LED Watch: Where It's Needed, When It's Needed (722.06 KB) LED Watch: A Specifier's Guide to Color-Tunable Lighting (487.96 KB) LED Watch: NGL Tells Us the State of Solid-State (594.06 KB) LED Watch: Unlocking the Full Potential of Indoor Systems (83.42 KB) LED Watch: Is Your Design Already Out of Date? (65.56 KB) Designing for the Active Classroom (219.17 KB) LED Watch: How Safe Is the Light from LEDs? (1.98 MB) What's

  14. EERE News | Department of Energy

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    January 30, 2013 Energy Department Announces New SunShot Projects to Harness the Power of Big Data As part of the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative, the Department announced...

  15. Databases | Department of Energy

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    Databases Databases CORPORATE REPORTING AND SAFETY PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS chart The Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EHSS) manages corporate reporting databases and provides analysis of DOE-wide performance in protecting the public, the workers and the environment while performing the missions of DOE. EHSS manages a number of viable safety indicators applicable to most DOE contractor operations that provide Departmental leadership, line management, and stakeholders with timely

  16. PNNL: Interfacial Dynamics in Radiation Environments and Materials (IDREAM)

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    Interfacial Dynamics in Radiation Environments and Materials (IDREAM) Interfacial Dynamics in Radiation Environments and Materials (IDREAM) The Interfacial Dynamics in Radiation Environments and Materials (IDREAM) Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) is a national resource sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) focused on new knowledge that will fuel innovation in the treatment of the nation's high level radioactive wastes. Innovation is needed to accelerate the processing of wastes that

  17. Effects on the Physical Environment (Hydrodynamics, and Water Quality Food

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    Web) | Department of Energy and Water Quality Food Web) Effects on the Physical Environment (Hydrodynamics, and Water Quality Food Web) Effects on the Physical Environment (Hydrodynamics, and Water Quality Food Web) 57_mhk_modeling.ppt (7.28 MB) More Documents & Publications Effects on the Physical Environment (Hydrodynamics, Sediment Transport, and Water Quality) Free Flow Energy (TRL 1 2 3 Component) - Design and Development of a Cross-Platform Submersible Generator Optimized for the

  18. Gregory H. Friedman: Before the Subcommittee on Environment and the

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    Economyof the Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives | Department of Energy Environment and the Economyof the Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives Gregory H. Friedman: Before the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economyof the Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives June 1, 2011 Before the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economyof the Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives Statement of

  19. Energy Blog | Department of Energy

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    RSS October 3, 2014 Saluting Daniel Poneman's Service to the Department of Energy The Energy Department is saying farewell to Daniel Poneman, the longest-serving Deputy Secretary...

  20. Energy News | Department of Energy

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    2015 Energy Department Announces Six Clean Energy Projects through Partnership with Israel U.S. Department of Energy and Israel's Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and...

  1. Energy News | Department of Energy

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    January 30, 2015 Energy Department Sells Historic Teapot Dome Oilfield Today, the Energy Department finalized the sale of the historic Teapot Dome Oilfield located 35 miles north...

  2. Recovery Act | Department of Energy

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    With the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), the Department of Energy (Department) will have new responsibilities and receive ...

  3. Appeals | Department of Energy

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    Appeals Appeals stars-932873_960_720.jpg The Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552, and the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552a, contain the principles under which executive agencies make information accessible to the public while also protecting privacy rights. The Department of Energy's FOIA and Privacy Act regulations, 10 C.F.R. Parts 1004 and 1008, respectively, state that individuals may request information from the Department of Energy (and in some instances make corrections to that

  4. Built Environment Energy Analysis Tool Overview (Presentation)

    SciTech Connect

    Porter, C.

    2013-04-01

    This presentation provides an overview of the Built Environment Energy Analysis Tool, which is designed to assess impacts of future land use/built environment patterns on transportation-related energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The tool can be used to evaluate a range of population distribution and urban design scenarios for 2030 and 2050. This tool was produced as part of the Transportation Energy Futures (TEF) project, a Department of Energy-sponsored multi-agency project initiated to pinpoint underexplored strategies for abating GHGs and reducing petroleum dependence related to transportation.

  5. Built-Environment Wind Turbine Roadmap

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    Built-Environment Wind Turbine Roadmap J. Smith, T. Forsyth, K. Sinclair, and F. Oteri Technical Report NREL/TP-5000-50499 November 2012 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Built-Environment Wind Turbine Roadmap J. Smith,

  6. Modules Software Environment

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    Environment » Modules Environment Modules Software Environment NERSC uses the module utility to manage nearly all software. There are two huge advantages of the module approach: NERSC can provide many different versions and/or installations of a single software package on a given machine, including a default version as well as several older and newer versions; and Users can easily switch to different versions or installations without having to explicitly specify different paths. With modules,

  7. Department of Energy (DOE) Webinar Transcript | Department of Energy

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    (DOE) Webinar Transcript Department of Energy (DOE) Webinar Transcript Department of Energy (DOE) Webinar Transcript (95.26 KB) More Documents & Publications Welcome to the Department of Energy&#8217;s Recovery Act webinar on reporting in to federalreporting Department of Energy (DOE) Webinar Transcript Title

  8. Department of Energy Corporate Overview - 2012 | Department of Energy

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    Corporate Overview - 2012 Department of Energy Corporate Overview - 2012 This book provides an overview of the Department of Energy (DOE). The opening sections describe the mission areas, organizational structure and upcoming critical issues of the Department, followed by brief descriptions of DOE's goals and programs. Later sections provide overviews of the Department's budget, staffing, contract management, project management, Congressional jurisdiction, Government Accountability Office (GAO)

  9. STAR Test Environment

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    STAR Test Environment STAR Test Environment These instructions describe how to set up the STAR environment independent of the production environment in order to test different installations in $OPTSTAR and $GROUP_DIR. If you want to modify those installations you will need access to the starofl account. Bypass STAR envionment login Edit your ~/.pdsf_setup file changing the STAR_LINUX_SETUP to "use_none" and start a new session. You should not see all the STAR environmental variables

  10. XML Engineering Environment

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center

    2006-07-27

    The XML Engineering Environment is a reconfigurable software system that allows users to translate, enhance and route data from sources to sinks.

  11. Extreme Environments (EFree) Center

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    Extreme Environments (EFree ) Center LLNL Co-PI: Jonathon Crowhurst e-mail bio Novel materials for energy applications Ultrafast reflectivity measurements under high pressure...

  12. Energy Department Joins Navy and Agriculture Departments to Invest in

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    Drop-In Biofuel for Military | Department of Energy Energy Department Joins Navy and Agriculture Departments to Invest in Drop-In Biofuel for Military Energy Department Joins Navy and Agriculture Departments to Invest in Drop-In Biofuel for Military September 25, 2014 - 12:35pm Addthis Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman joined Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Secretary Ray Mabus of the U.S. Department of

  13. Department of Energy

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    Regulation Commission Energy Efficiency Incentives Workshop | Department of Energy Decoupling: Mechanics and Issues, Presentation to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Energy Efficiency Incentives Workshop Decoupling: Mechanics and Issues, Presentation to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Energy Efficiency Incentives Workshop Decoupling: Mechanics and Issues, Presentation to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Energy Efficiency Incentives Workshop Decoupling:

  14. Carlsbad | Department of Energy

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    Carlsbad Carlsbad Administrative Compliance Order HWB-14-21 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant EPA I.D. Number NM4890139088 U.S. Department of Energy's Request for Hearing and Answer to Administrative Order Requiring Compliance and Assessing a Civil Penalty

  15. Honoring Energy Department Vets

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    Chu, Steven; Majors, Alvan; Underwood, David

    2016-07-12

    Veterans from the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and the National Guard who work at the Department of Energy met Wednesday with Secretary Steven Chu, who hosted more than a dozen former service members to thank them for their continued service to America.

  16. Department Seal and Flag

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

    1992-05-18

    This directive sets forth the policy governing the use of the official seal and distinguishing flag of the Department of Energy (DOE) as described in Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1002. Cancels DOE O 10002.A dated 1-8-90.

  17. Energy Department Management and Operations | Department of Energy

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    Management and Operations Energy Department Management and Operations January 17, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis The Energy Departments headquarters is located at the Forrestal Building in Washington, DC. | Energy Department photo, credit Quentin Kruger. The Energy Departments headquarters is located at the Forrestal Building in Washington, DC. | Energy Department photo, credit Quentin Kruger. Melvin G. Williams, Jr. Melvin G. Williams, Jr. Former Associate Deputy Secretary Our main effort is for a

  18. Department of Energy STEM Mentoring Program | Department of Energy

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    Department of Energy STEM Mentoring Program Department of Energy STEM Mentoring Program The Energy Department STEM Mentoring Program is now running its fourth cohort of participants. The program began the fourth session in September 2014, matching undergraduate students in the DC area with STEM professionals who work at the Energy Department for in-person mentoring, lectures & events, and training sessions from the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer at the Energy Department. 2013 -

  19. U.S. Department of Energy Launches Real World Design Challenge | Department

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    of Energy Real World Design Challenge U.S. Department of Energy Launches Real World Design Challenge October 20, 2008 - 4:14pm Addthis Goal of New Competition Is to Inspire High School Students to Study Engineering WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched the Real World Design Challenge (RWDC), a new annual competition that provides high school students with the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a collaborative environment. The purpose of

  20. Understanding the Energy Policy and Regulatory Environment

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    Understanding the Energy Policy and Regulatory Environment Douglas MacCourt Senior Policy Advisor Department of Energy, Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs 2 Presentation Agenda * Regulatory and Policy Considerations o Legal Issues, Interconnection, permitting considerations, Clean Power Plan * Federal, State, & Utility Incentives o Net metering, Renewable Portfolio Standards, ITC * Tools 3 REGULATORY AND POLICY CONSIDERATIONS 4 Legal Issues Legal issues to consider in exploring your