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  1. Austin's Home Performance with Energy Star Program: Making a Compelling Offer to a Financial Institution Partner

    SciTech Connect

    Zimring, Mark

    2011-03-18

    Launched in 2006, over 8,700 residential energy upgrades have been completed through Austin Energy's Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program. The program's lending partner, Velocity Credit Union (VCU) has originated almost 1,800 loans, totaling approximately $12.5 million. Residential energy efficiency loans are typically small, and expensive to originate and service relative to larger financing products. National lenders have been hesitant to deliver attractive loan products to this small, but growing, residential market. In response, energy efficiency programs have found ways to partner with local and regional banks, credit unions, community development finance institutions (CDFIs) and co-ops to deliver energy efficiency financing to homeowners. VCU's experience with the Austin Energy HPwES program highlights the potential benefits of energy efficiency programs to a lending partner.

  2. New rocket propellant and motor design offer high-performance...

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

    New rocket propellant and motor design offer high-performance and safety New rocket propellant and motor design offer high-performance and safety Scientists recently flight tested ...

  3. Federal Energy Management Program Training Offers IACET Continuing...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Federal Energy Management Program Training Offers IACET Continuing Education Units Federal Energy Management Program Training Offers IACET Continuing Education Units Video explains ...

  4. Department of Energy Offers $2 Billion in Conditional Loan Guarantee...

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

    of Energy Offers 2 Billion in Conditional Loan Guarantee Commitments for Two California Concentrating Solar Power Plants Department of Energy Offers 2 Billion in...

  5. POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM #29 Employment Offers Letters Performance...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    29 Employment Offers Letters Performance Management Responsible Contacts Lorrenda Buckner HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST (PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT) E-mail lorrenda.buckner@hq.doe.go...

  6. Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Cape Wind...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    ... Addthis Related Articles DOE Offers Conditional Commitment to Cape Wind Offshore Wind Generation Project Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Cape Wind Offshore Wind ...

  7. Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate (Offered by 16 Utilities)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Bright Energy Solutions offers energy efficiency cash incentive programs to residential and business customers of municipal utilities that are members of Missouri River Energy Services. In Iowa,...

  8. Business Energy Efficiency Rebate (Offered by 16 Utilities)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Bright Energy Solutions offers energy efficiency cash incentive programs to residential and business customers of municipal utilities that are members of Missouri River Energy Services. In Iowa,...

  9. Federal Energy Management Program Training Offers IACET Continuing

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

    Education Units | Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program Training Offers IACET Continuing Education Units Federal Energy Management Program Training Offers IACET Continuing Education Units Video explains how the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) offers International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) continuing education units for eTraining core courses

  10. POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM #29 Employment Offers Letters Performance...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM 29 Employment Offers Letters Performance Management (61.48 KB) ... More Documents & Publications POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM 38 EXCEPTION TO ...

  11. Experts Offer Marines Energy-Efficiency Advice

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    As an early adopter of cutting-edge technologies, the United States military is pioneering energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies in the field. Recently, the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps sent a team to visit bases and camps in Afghanistan to assess and make recommendations on the supply and use of energy and water.

  12. DOE's Tribal Energy Program Offers Resources

    SciTech Connect

    Douglas C. MacCourt, Chair, Indian Law Practice, Ater Wynne LLP

    2010-06-01

    This handbook is an accessible reference for those who are new to tribal energy project development or who seek a refresher on key development issues as they navigate the project development process. Building upon the wealth of feedback and experiences shared by tribal and other participants in tribal energy workshops conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, it is designed to provide tribal leaders, tribal economic and energy enterprises, and those supporting them with a general overview of the renewable energy project development process. It includes information on how to structure a renewable energy project transaction to protect tribal interests, with an emphasis on joint project development efforts undertaken with nontribal parties; a general overview of key energy development agreements, including power sale agreements, transmission and interconnection agreements, and land leases; and a detailed discussion of ways tribes can finance renewable energy projects, the sources of funding or financing that may be available, the types of investors that may be available, and federal tax incentives for renewable energy projects. The guide also includes a glossary of some of the most commonly used technical terms.

  13. Partnering With Utilities to Offer Energy Efficiency Programs Webinar Transcript

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Partnering With Utilities to Offer Energy Efficiency Programs Webinar Transcript, from the U.S. Department of Energy Technical Assistance Program (TAP).

  14. Sandia Energy - Sandia Report Offers Reliable Way to Evaluate...

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

    SunShot News & Events Photovoltaic Research & Capabilities Solar Energy Assurance Microgrid Solar Newsletter Sandia Report Offers Reliable Way to Evaluate Unintentional...

  15. Department of Energy Offers $17 Million Conditional Commitment...

    Energy Saver

    of New York State's Electrical Grid Department of Energy Offers 17 Million Conditional Commitment to Improve Reliability of New York State's Electrical Grid August 2, 2010 - ...

  16. Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate (Offered by Several Cooperative Utilities)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Associated Electric Cooperative and many of its member cooperatives offer rebates to residential customers who purchase and install energy efficient equipment for the home. Eligible equipment...

  17. Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Alcoa to Support...

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

    of Aluminum for Automotive Sector Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Alcoa to Support Manufacturing of Aluminum for Automotive Sector March 26, 2015 - ...

  18. Department of Energy Offers Conditional Loan Guarantee Commitment...

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

    Commitment for Innovative Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant Department of Energy Offers Conditional Loan Guarantee Commitment for Innovative Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant June 15, ...

  19. Department of Energy Offers Conditional Loan Guarantee Commitments...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Commitments to Support Nearly 4.5 Billion in Loans for Three California Photovoltaic Solar Power Plants Department of Energy Offers Conditional Loan Guarantee Commitments to ...

  20. Utilities Offering Federal Utility Energy Service Contracts | Department of

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

    Energy Utilities Offering Federal Utility Energy Service Contracts Utilities Offering Federal Utility Energy Service Contracts The Energy Policy Act of 1992 (codified as 42 USC Section 8256 (c) Utility Incentive Programs) authorizes and encourages agencies to participate in generally available utility programs to increase energy efficiency; conserve water; or manage electricity demand conducted by gas, water, or electric utilities. The following maps show utility service territories

  1. Xcel Energy- Commercial and Industrial Standard Offer Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Xcel Energy Large Commercial and Industrial Standard Offer Program (SOP) pays incentives to businesses for retrofit and new construction projects that save energy in peak summer demand periods and...

  2. Department of Energy Offers Conditional Commitment for Loan Guarantee...

    Energy Saver

    Department of Energy Offers Conditional Commitment for Loan Guarantee to Support Solar Generation Project in Nevada May 19, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis Washington D.C. --- U.S. Energy ...

  3. NREL Offers Renewable Energy Award at International Competition

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

    Offers Renewable Energy Award at International Competition For more information contact: e:mail: Public Affairs Golden, Colo., May 13, 1998 — The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Midwest Research Institute will offer a special renewable energy award May 14 at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Fort Worth, Texas. Held annually since 1950, ISEF brings together more than 1,000 of the brightest young scientists from across the globe to compete in what is known

  4. Department of Energy Offers Conditional Commitment for Loan Guarantee to

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

    Support Solar Generation Project in Nevada | Department of Energy Loan Guarantee to Support Solar Generation Project in Nevada Department of Energy Offers Conditional Commitment for Loan Guarantee to Support Solar Generation Project in Nevada May 19, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis Washington D.C. --- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of a conditional commitment for a $737 million loan guarantee to support a 110 megawatt molten salt concentrating solar power (CSP) tower

  5. Department of Energy Offers Conditional Loan Guarantee Commitment for

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

    Innovative Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant | Department of Energy Commitment for Innovative Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant Department of Energy Offers Conditional Loan Guarantee Commitment for Innovative Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant June 15, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis Washington D.C. --- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of a conditional commitment for a $359.1 million loan guarantee to Mesquite Solar 1, LLC to support the development of a photovoltaic solar generating

  6. Department of Energy Offers Conditional Commitment for a Loan...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Addthis Washington D.C. --- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of a conditional commitment to Record Hill Wind LLC for a 102 million loan guarantee....

  7. Department of Energy Offers Abengoa Bioenergy a Conditional Commitment...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Washington D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of a ... create jobs and decrease the nation's dependency on oil by using a sustainable, ...

  8. Department of Energy Offers Support for Arizona Solar Project...

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

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of a conditional commitment to Agua Caliente Solar, LLC for a loan guarantee of up to 967 million. The loan guarantee will...

  9. BPA offering grants in science and energy education

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

    offering grants in science and energy education 462015 12:00 AM Tweet Page Content Students from East Valley Central School in Yakima, Washington took a field trip to the Cle...

  10. Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Alcoa to Support

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

    Manufacturing of Aluminum for Automotive Sector | Department of Energy Offers Conditional Commitment to Alcoa to Support Manufacturing of Aluminum for Automotive Sector Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Alcoa to Support Manufacturing of Aluminum for Automotive Sector March 26, 2015 - 9:46am Addthis NEWS MEDIA CONTACT (202) 586-4940 As part of the Administration's effort to support advanced vehicles that are more affordable for Americans to drive, strengthen U.S. leadership

  11. Department of Energy Offers $102 Million Conditional Commitment for Loan

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

    Guarantee to U.S. Geothermal, Inc. | Department of Energy 02 Million Conditional Commitment for Loan Guarantee to U.S. Geothermal, Inc. Department of Energy Offers $102 Million Conditional Commitment for Loan Guarantee to U.S. Geothermal, Inc. June 10, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. --- Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of a $102.2 million conditional commitment for a loan guarantee to U.S. Geothermal, Inc. to construct a 22 megawatt geothermal power project in

  12. Department of Energy Offers Conditional Loan Guarantee Commitments to

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

    Support Nearly $4.5 Billion in Loans for Three California Photovoltaic Solar Power Plants | Department of Energy Commitments to Support Nearly $4.5 Billion in Loans for Three California Photovoltaic Solar Power Plants Department of Energy Offers Conditional Loan Guarantee Commitments to Support Nearly $4.5 Billion in Loans for Three California Photovoltaic Solar Power Plants June 30, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis Washington D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced offers of

  13. Department of Energy Offers Support for Arizona Solar Project | Department

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

    of Energy Arizona Solar Project Department of Energy Offers Support for Arizona Solar Project January 20, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis Washington D.C. --- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of a conditional commitment to Agua Caliente Solar, LLC for a loan guarantee of up to $967 million. The loan guarantee will support the construction of a 290-megawatt photovoltaic solar generating facility located in Yuma County, Arizona that will use thin film solar panels from First

  14. Department of Energy Offers Support for an Oregon Solar Manufacturing

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

    Project | Department of Energy an Oregon Solar Manufacturing Project Department of Energy Offers Support for an Oregon Solar Manufacturing Project February 17, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis Washington D.C. --- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of a conditional commitment to SoloPower, Inc. for a $197 million loan guarantee to support the retrofit of an existing building and installation of additional equipment to operate a thin-film solar panel manufacturing facility in

  15. Energy Expo Offers Latest In Renewable Energy, Efficiency - News Releases |

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

    Tracking Database, INL Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program | Department of Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Tracking Database, INL Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Tracking Database, INL Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Tracking

  16. Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Support Nevada

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

    Geothermal Development with Recovery Act Funds | Department of Energy Support Nevada Geothermal Development with Recovery Act Funds Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Support Nevada Geothermal Development with Recovery Act Funds June 15, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington D.C. --- Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced a conditional commitment to provide a partial guarantee for a $98.5 million loan by John Hancock Financial Services to the Nevada Geothermal Power Company

  17. New rocket propellant and motor design offer high-performance and safety

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

    New rocket propellant and motor design offer high-performance and safety New rocket propellant and motor design offer high-performance and safety Scientists recently flight tested a new rocket design that includes a high-energy fuel and a motor design that also delivers a high degree of safety December 22, 2014 Rocket flight test at the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center launch site near Socorro, NM. Rocket flight test at the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center launch

  18. GovEnergy 2011 Offers Federal Energy Professionals Strategies...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Our goal is to lower costs, reduce pollution, and shift Federal energy expenses away from oil and towards local, clean energy." That's why over 4,000 federal, private sector, and ...

  19. GovEnergy 2011 Offers Federal Energy Professionals Strategies for Reducing

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

    Energy Use | Department of Energy GovEnergy 2011 Offers Federal Energy Professionals Strategies for Reducing Energy Use GovEnergy 2011 Offers Federal Energy Professionals Strategies for Reducing Energy Use September 13, 2011 - 11:08am Addthis Timothy Unruh, Program Manager for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Image: Energy Department Image | Photo By Mark Bealer (Contractor) Timothy Unruh, Program Manager for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Image:

  20. Energy Department Offers $10 Million for Energy-Saving Lighting...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    U.S. research, development, and manufacturing of solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies. ... the past 10 years has helped accelerate SSL technology deployment, yielding an energy ...

  1. Congress Offers OSHA Praise on VPP | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Congress Offers OSHA Praise on VPP Congress Offers OSHA Praise on VPP Recently, members of a House panel questioned John Henshaw, Assistant Secretary of the Occupational Safety and...

  2. POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM #29 Employment Offers Letters Performance Management

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This memorandum is to ensure compliance with DOE 0 331.lC, Employee Performance Management and Recognition Program, Section 4d {1)(d), and provide consistency throughout the Department in providing information to incoming employees on the applicability of the agency's performance management system.

  3. BEST OFFER EVER ACCELERATED TEXAS UPGRADES | Department of Energy

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

    BEST OFFER EVER ACCELERATED TEXAS UPGRADES BEST OFFER EVER ACCELERATED TEXAS UPGRADES BEST OFFER EVER ACCELERATED TEXAS UPGRADES In Austin, Texas, air conditioners hum constantly from April to October, which creates a powerful opportunity to eliminate air leaks in homes and other buildings. That's also why contractors often find themselves with more than enough work during some months of the year but are quite slow in others, often resulting in layoffs. To tackle this challenge, municipal

  4. FEMP Offers Training on Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluations...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    The U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) is presenting ... energy and facility managers but are open to all individuals through the FEMP Training. ...

  5. Residential Energy Efficiency Rebates (Offered by 11 Utilities)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Rebates are offered for a variety of efficient technologies and measures including: appliances, HVAC, lighting, and custom projects.  Rebates vary from one participating utility to another.  For ...

  6. Business Energy Efficiency Rebate (Offered by 11 Utilities)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Rebates are offered for a variety of efficient technologies and measures including: compressed air system efficiency, HVAC, lighting, VFDs, cooking equipment, and custom projects.  Rebates vary f...

  7. BEST OFFER EVER ACCELERATED TEXAS UPGRADES | Department of Energy

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

    ... and control. Read more in the Austin Energy final report. Approaches Taken Austin Energy experimented with a combination of financial incentives, marketing techniques, and ...

  8. Customer Incentives for Energy Efficiency Through Program Offerings

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    2010-02-01

    Summarizes the approaches used by energy efficiency program administrators when assessing the range of financial and other incentives to be used in energy efficiency programs.

  9. Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Support Nevada...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    and injection systems that enable energy to be extracted from rock and fluid below the Earth's surface, and a power plant that converts geothermal energy into electricity. ...

  10. Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Support Nevada...

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

    achieve energy independence," U.S. Senator Harry Reid said. "Northern Nevada is the Saudi Arabia of geothermal energy and I thank Secretary Chu for recognizing the Silver State's ...

  11. FEMP Offers Training on Distributed-Scale Renewable Energy Projects...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) is a new e-Training core course: ... FEMP core courses are designed for Federal energy and facility managers, but are open to ...

  12. Labor Department Offers $500 Million for Clean Energy Job Training

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The U.S. Department of Labor recently launched five grant competitions, totaling $500 million, to fund projects that prepare workers for green jobs in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries.

  13. FEMP Offers New Training Series on Renewable Energy Technologies...

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

    the grid. By completing the series, participants will learn to: Understand geographicclimate considerations, renewable energy technology capabilities and constraints, and...

  14. Energy Department Offers $50 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Moniz Announces Nearly 50 Million to Advance High-Tech, Fuel Efficient American Autos Energy Department Invests More Than 55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicle...

  15. Department Of Energy Offers $60 Million to Spur Industry Engagement...

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

    experts in the conceptual design of the initial nuclear fuel recycling center and advanced recycling reactor as part of President Bush's Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP). ...

  16. UNICOR Renewable Energy Group Solar Program and Service Offerings...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    meeting held in November 2009-discusses a solar project implemented by the Federal Prison Industries (FPI), which is also known as UNICOR. More Documents & Publications Energy...

  17. Think Again! A Fresh Look at Home Performance Business Models and Service Offerings (301)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Better Buildings Residential Network Peer Exchange Call Series: Think Again! A Fresh Look at Home Performance Business Models and Service Offerings (301), call slides and discussion summary.

  18. Interior Offers First Right-of-Way for Renewable Energy Transmission...

    Energy Saver

    Interior Offers First Right-of-Way for Renewable Energy Transmission in Federal Waters ... American jobs, develop clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, Secretary of ...

  19. Department Of Energy Offers $60 Million to Spur Industry Engagement...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Secretary Clay Sell today announced that DOE will provide up to 60 million, over two years (FY'07-'08), to engage...

  20. Department of Energy Offers Conditional Commitment for a Loan...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Washington D.C. --- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced a conditional commitment to provide a partial guarantee for a 1.3 billion loan in support of the world's ...

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

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    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.

  2. Department of Energy Offers $102 Million Conditional Commitment...

    Energy Saver

    geothermal resources to be used for power generation. "Our nation needs to transition to ... The water's thermal energy is used to heat a secondary fluid that is vaporized and ...

  3. USDA Offers Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies for Rural Businesses

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on September 7 the availability of grants of up to $50,000 for agricultural producers and rural small businesses to conduct feasibility studies for installing renewable energy systems.

  4. USDA Offers Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies for Rural Businesses...

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

    by the 2008 Farm Bill, the program is only available to biorefineries that were in existence when the bill was enacted on June 18, 2008. Lincolnway Energy started making ethanol...

  5. Cutting-Edge Building Technologies Offer Big Energy Savings Potential

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Energy Department's Building Technologies Office partners with national laboratories, industry, and universities to advance research, development, and commercialization activities for projects expected to reach the marketplace in five years or less.

  6. USDA Offers $118 Million for Renewable Energy, Smart Grid Projects

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $73 million in funding for renewable energy projects and $45 million for smart grid technology as part of more than $1.8 billion in funding for electric utility infrastructure projects in 25 states and one territory.

  7. Energy Savings Performance Contracts ENABLE: Energy Conservation Measures

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

    Summary | Department of Energy Contracts ENABLE: Energy Conservation Measures Summary Energy Savings Performance Contracts ENABLE: Energy Conservation Measures Summary Presentation summarizes energy conservation measures that are offered through the Energy Savings Performance Contract ENABLE program. Download the ENABLE presentation. (46.24 KB) More Documents & Publications Energy Savings Performance Contract ENABLE Briefing Rooftop Unit Suite: RTU Challenge, RTU Advanced Controls and

  8. FEMP Offers New Training on Energy Management Basics | Department of Energy

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

    Training on Energy Management Basics FEMP Offers New Training on Energy Management Basics May 18, 2015 - 12:12pm Addthis The U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present a live training course on June 24, 2015, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time on Energy Management Basic Training: Tools and Resources for Results. This training is presented in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Army, Office of Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management.

  9. Energy Department Offers $25 Million for U.S. Solar Manufacturing |

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

    Department of Energy Offers $25 Million for U.S. Solar Manufacturing Energy Department Offers $25 Million for U.S. Solar Manufacturing February 19, 2014 - 12:00am Addthis The Energy Department announced on February 12 that it is offering $25 million in new funding to boost domestic solar manufacturing and speed up the commercialization of efficient, affordable photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power technologies. This funding, provided by the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative in

  10. Department of Energy Offers Conditional Commitment for a Loan Guarantee for

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

    New Transmission Project to Deliver Renewable Energy to Southwest | Department of Energy for New Transmission Project to Deliver Renewable Energy to Southwest Department of Energy Offers Conditional Commitment for a Loan Guarantee for New Transmission Project to Deliver Renewable Energy to Southwest October 19, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the offer of a conditional commitment for a $350 million loan guarantee to develop the One

  11. Efficiency Works- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Offered by 5 Utilities)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Efficiency Works for Homes is a residential energy efficiency rebate program offered by four utilities through the Platte River Power Authority: 

  12. Interior Offers First Right-of-Way for Renewable Energy Transmission in

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

    Federal Waters | Department of Energy Interior Offers First Right-of-Way for Renewable Energy Transmission in Federal Waters Interior Offers First Right-of-Way for Renewable Energy Transmission in Federal Waters November 17, 2014 - 2:42pm Addthis As part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank

  13. Superior Energy Performance

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Superior Energy Performance cm Certification Protocol December 7, 2012 cm Superior Energy Performance Certification Protocol 1 December 7, 2012 2012 Energetics Incorporated ...

  14. High Performance Energy Management

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

    Performance Energy Management Reduce energy use and meet your business objectives By applying continuous improvement practices similar to Lean and Six Sigma, the BPA Energy Smart...

  15. Department of Energy Offers $245 Million Conditional Loan Guarantee to Red

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

    River Environmental Products | Department of Energy 45 Million Conditional Loan Guarantee to Red River Environmental Products Department of Energy Offers $245 Million Conditional Loan Guarantee to Red River Environmental Products December 9, 2009 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, DC - Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of a $245 million conditional loan guarantee to Red River Environmental Products, LLC to build an activated carbon (AC) manufacturing facility near Coushatta,

  16. Department of Energy Offers $90.6 Million Conditional Commitment Loan

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

    Guarantee to Support Colorado Solar Generating Facility | Department of Energy $90.6 Million Conditional Commitment Loan Guarantee to Support Colorado Solar Generating Facility Department of Energy Offers $90.6 Million Conditional Commitment Loan Guarantee to Support Colorado Solar Generating Facility May 10, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis Washington D.C. --- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of a conditional commitment for a $90.6 million loan guarantee to Cogentrix of

  17. FEMP Offers Training on Distributed-Scale Renewable Energy Projects: From

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

    Planning to Project Closeout | Department of Energy Distributed-Scale Renewable Energy Projects: From Planning to Project Closeout FEMP Offers Training on Distributed-Scale Renewable Energy Projects: From Planning to Project Closeout April 25, 2014 - 5:03pm Addthis Now available from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) is a new e-Training core course: Distributed-Scale Renewable Energy Projects: From Planning to Project Closeout. The course focuses

  18. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJ BPU) offers a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program for residents that want to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. The program is set up...

  19. Energy Savings Performance Contracts

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    An Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) is a partnership between a system owner and an Energy Services Company (ESCO). The ESCO conducts a comprehensive energy audit for the facility under...

  20. Energy Savings Performance Contracts ENABLE: Energy Conservation...

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

    Contracts ENABLE: Energy Conservation Measures Summary Energy Savings Performance Contracts ENABLE: Energy Conservation Measures Summary Presentation summarizes energy conservation ...

  1. NREL Offers an Open-Source Solution for Large-Scale Energy Data Collection

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

    and Analysis - News Releases | NREL NREL Offers an Open-Source Solution for Large-Scale Energy Data Collection and Analysis June 18, 2013 The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is launching an open-source system for storing, integrating, and aligning energy-related time-series data. NREL's Energy DataBus is used for tracking and analyzing energy use on its own campus. The system is applicable to other facilities-including anything from a single building to a

  2. FEMP Offers Updated Training on the Guiding Principles for High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presents an updated series of training courses focused on the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance...

  3. Superior Energy Performance Video

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Energy Efficiency, Competitiveness, Transparency. These are the tenets of the Superior Energy Performance® (SEP™). SEP is a market-based program that helps manufacturers to improve their plants' energy performance, which in turn helps to make them more competitive.

  4. Renewable energy is focus of New Science on Wheels programs offered by

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

    Bradbury Science Museum Science On Wheels Renewable energy is focus of New Science on Wheels programs offered by Bradbury Science Museum The classes are designed to generate interest in science and renewable energy by students at schools throughout Northern New Mexico. September 21, 2010 Bradbury Science Museum Bradbury Science Museum Contact Steve Sandoval Communications Office (505) 665-9206 Email The main goals of Science on Wheels are to interest children in science, help develop the

  5. Interview with Dr. William F. Brinkman offers insights on Energy Department

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    directions, R&D | OSTI, US Dept of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information Interview with Dr. William F. Brinkman offers insights on Energy Department directions, R&D Back to the OSTI News Listing for 2012 In its "Trailblazers of North American Research" edition, International Innovation explores a spectrum of groundbreaking research and development activities, including those at the nation's largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences - the

  6. Delmarva Power- Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Incentive Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Delmarva Power and Light Company offers the Home Performance with Energy Star Program, which provides incentives for residential customers who have audits performed by participating contractors. ...

  7. PEPCO- Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Incentive Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) offers the Home Performance with Energy Star Program which provides incentives for residential customers who have audits performed by participating...

  8. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (WPS Customers Only) | Department...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Energy-saving products and installation: Free Summary Through the Home Performance with Energy Star program, Focus on Energy offers in-home energy audits and cash incentives for...

  9. OSTIblog Articles in the product offering Topic | OSTI, US Dept of Energy

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information product offering Topic OSTI: The Storefront for the DOE by Philip Ellis 14 Nov, 2011 in Science Communications 4734 Open%20Sign.jpg OSTI: The Storefront for the DOE Read more about 4734 The Department of Energy has made a formidable contribution to the advancement of the scientific and technological knowledge frontier. In particular, DOE sponsors more basic and applied scientific research in the physical sciences than any other U.S. federal

  10. Energy Performance Contracting

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Provides an Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) overview and summary of ESPC resources, including training, sample documents, and guides from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Author: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

  11. Department Of Energy Offers $60 Million to Spur Industry Engagement in Global Nuclear Energy Partnership

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Secretary Clay Sell today announced that DOE will provide up to $60 million, over two years (FY'07-'08), to engage industry experts in...

  12. CdTe portfolio offers commercial ready high efficiency solar - Energy

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

    Innovation Portal Find More Like This Return to Search CdTe portfolio offers commercial ready high efficiency solar National Renewable Energy Laboratory Contact NREL About This Technology Publications: PDF Document Publication MktgSummary CdTe.pdf (117 KB) Schematic illustration of a typical CdTe superstrate thin-film PV device. In this design, the layers of the device are deposited onto a glass "superstrate" that allows sunlight to enter. The sunlight passes through the

  13. Energy Performance Score Report | Department of Energy

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

    Energy Performance Score Report Energy Performance Score Report Energy Performance Score Report, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program. Energy Performance Score Report example (1.55 MB) More Documents & Publications Be a Smart and Engaged Homeowner Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 12. Energy Renovations-Insulation: A Guide for Contractors to Share With Homeowners Home Energy Score Sample Report

  14. Energy Savings Performance Contracting Webinars

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Provides a listing of past Energy Savings Performance Contracting webinars and associated files. Author: U. S Department of Energy

  15. Energy Savings Performance Contracts | Department of Energy

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

    Contracts Energy Savings Performance Contracts Fact sheet describes the benefits of energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) and details Federal Energy Management Program assistance and resources available to federal agencies interested in implementing ESPC projects. Download the Energy Savings Performance Contracts fact sheet. (300.08 KB) More Documents & Publications Funding Federal Energy and Water Projects Energy Savings Performance Contracts: FEMP Assistance Best Practices and

  16. Superior Energy Performance Overview Slides

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation provides a comprehensive overview of the Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program.

  17. Sandia Energy - High Performance Computing

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

    High Performance Computing Home Energy Research Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) High Performance Computing High Performance Computingcwdd2015-03-18T21:41:24+00:00...

  18. Superior Energy Performance | Department of Energy

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

    Superior Energy Performance Superior Energy Performance 3M, Schneider Electric Escalate Energy Savings with SEP and ISO 50001 3M, Schneider Electric Escalate Energy Savings with SEP and ISO 50001 Initial rollout provided the opportunity to compare traditional approaches with ISO and SEP frameworks: energy performance improvements at the certified facilities were significantly greater-up to 65%-compared to the non-certified facilities. Read more Cummins Receives Top Global Energy Management Award

  19. Energy Performance Score Report | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    Program. PDF icon Energy Performance Score Report example More Documents & Publications Home Energy Score Sample Report Be a Smart and Engaged Homeowner Building America Best...

  20. Superior Energy Performance: Certifying Increased Energy Productivity...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Introduction to the Superior Energy Performance program Certifying Increased Energy Productivity under ISO 50001 July 2016 Deloitte Sustainability Survey A global survey in 14 ...

  1. Contacts for Federal Energy Savings Performance Contract Projects |

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

    Department of Energy Energy Savings Performance Contracts » Contacts for Federal Energy Savings Performance Contract Projects Contacts for Federal Energy Savings Performance Contract Projects The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides agencies with contacts who offer expert assistance with implementing federal energy savings performance contract (ESPC) projects that are technically, legally, and financially sound. Program and Support Staff Program and support staff are available

  2. Superior Energy Performance FAQs | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    A downloadable PDF version of these FAQs is available at the bottom of the page. Superior Energy Performance (SEP(tm)): The Basics What is Superior Energy Performance? Why is ...

  3. Columbia Water & Light- Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Rebates

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Columbia Water and Light, a municipal utility, offers rebates to its residential customers who make certain energy efficient improvements to the home. Under the Home Performance with Energy Star...

  4. Energy Savings Performance Contracting | Department of Energy

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

    Savings Performance Contracting Energy Savings Performance Contracting Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) is a budget-neutral approach to make building improvements that reduce energy and water use and increase operational efficiency. By partnering with an energy service company (ESCO), a facility owner can use an ESPC to pay for today's facility upgrades with tomorrow's energy savings-without tapping into capital budgets. State and local governments can implement ESPC projects in

  5. Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs)

    SciTech Connect

    2012-09-01

    Energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) allow Federal agencies to conduct energy projects with limited to no up-front capital costs, minimizing the need for Congressional appropriations.

  6. Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has supported the Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program, which provides industrial facilities and commercial buildings a framework for achieving continual improvement in energy efficiency while maintaining market competitiveness.

  7. Superior Energy Performance Fact Sheet

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Superior Energy Performance® (SEP™) is an energy management program within the Advanced Manufacturing Office. It is a voluntary certification that industrial facilities earn by demonstrating continual improvement in energy efficiency.

  8. Energy Performance Score Report

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Natural Gas: Electric: Natural Gas: Carbon Carbon Score Energy Score *See Recommended Upgrades *See Recommended Upgrades With energy from renewable sources This score measures ...

  9. Savings by Design (Offered by five Utilities)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    In conjunction with the California Department of Public Utilities, Savings by Design offers services and incentives to help owners and designers of commercial buildings raise energy performance....

  10. Energy Performance Indicator Tool | Department of Energy

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

    Technical Assistance » Energy Performance Indicator Tool Energy Performance Indicator Tool October 22, 2014 - 10:57am Addthis The EnPI V4.0 is a regression analysis based tool developed by the U.S. Department of Energy to help plant and corporate managers establish a normalized baseline of energy consumption, track annual progress of intensity improvements, energy savings, Superior Energy Performance (SEP) EnPIs, and other EnPIs that account for variations due to weather, production, and other

  11. Xcel Energy- Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Customers are not eligible to receive rebates from Home Performance with ENERGY STAR as well as other Xcel Energy programs for the same improvement. More program details and requirements are avai...

  12. FEMP Offers New eTraining on Federal Energy-Efficient Procurement

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presents Contracting for Efficiency, a new eTraining core course.

  13. Superior Energy Performance: Certifying Increased Energy Productivity...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    ... years + 30 Best Practice Scorecard points Gold 10% energy performance improvement over 3 ... 2) Schneider Electric Columbia, MO GOLD SILVER 3M Company Cordova, IL MedImmune ...

  14. DOE Announces Webinars on New Energy Savings Performance Contracting

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

    Resources, Better Buildings Challenge, and More | Department of Energy New Energy Savings Performance Contracting Resources, Better Buildings Challenge, and More DOE Announces Webinars on New Energy Savings Performance Contracting Resources, Better Buildings Challenge, and More July 22, 2014 - 4:58pm Addthis EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce.

  15. Standard Financing Offer Template (IDIQ Attachment J-12)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Document features a template to help communicate a finance offer as part of an energy savings performance contract (ESPC).

  16. FEMP First Thursday Seminar Offers Training on New FederalEnergy...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    On April 3, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) ... and facility managers but are open to all individuals through the FEMP Training database. ...

  17. Entergy Texas- Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Entergy Texas offers incentives of up to $5,000 for energy efficiency home upgrades and installations.  The home must be within Entergy's service territory. After a home performance evaluation, a...

  18. Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Cape Wind Offshore Wind Generation Project

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Department of Energy today announced the first step toward issuing a $150 million loan guarantee to support the construction of the Cape Wind offshore wind project with a conditional commitment to Cape Wind Associates, LLC.

  19. Xcel Energy- Residential and Hard-to-Reach Standard Offer Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Note that Xcel Energy provides the incentive directly to the Project Sponsor, who then determines what to do with the incentive payment. Charges vary by Project Sponsor and no incentives are paid...

  20. Energy Department Offers $25 Million for U.S. Solar Manufacturing...

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

    in support of the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, will help to further lower the cost of solar electricity, support a growing U.S. solar workforce, and increase U.S....

  1. Introduction to Energy Performance Contracting

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Provides a tutorial in the fundamentals of Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) for policymakers who need to understand how ESPC fits into the broader context of energy efficiency policy and programs. Author: ICF International National Association of Energy Services Companies for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  2. Voluntary Offer Safeguards Agreement and Additional Protocol with the International Atomic Energy Agency

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

    2006-12-15

    The Order defines requirements for Department of Energy (DOE) compliance with the Agreement between the United States of America and the International Atomic Energy Agency for the Application of Safeguards in the United States, the Protocol to the Agreement, the Additional Protocol to the Agreement, and the Subsidiary Arrangements to the Agreement and Additional Protocol. Cancels DOE O 142.2. Admin Chg 1, 6-27-13.

  3. Voluntary Offer Safeguards Agreement and Additional Protocol with the International Atomic Energy Agency

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

    2006-12-15

    The Order defines requirements for Department of Energy (DOE) compliance with the Agreement between the United States of America and the International Atomic Energy Agency for the Application of Safeguards in the United States, the Protocol to the Agreement, the Additional Protocol to the Agreement, and the Subsidiary Arrangements to the Agreement and Additional Protocol. Supersedes DOE O 142.2. Admin Chg 1, dated 6-27-13, Supersedes DOE O 142.1A. Certified 12-3-14.

  4. PORTFOLIO PERFORMANCE | Department of Energy

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

    PORTFOLIO PERFORMANCE PORTFOLIO PERFORMANCE NOTE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The U.S. Department of Energy's Loan Programs Oce (LPO) provides the critical financing needed to deploy some of the world's largest and most innovative clean energy and advanced technology vehicle manufacturing projects to date. Despite its mission to help finance innovation, which carries some degree of financial risk, LPO has maintained strong financial performance, even when compared with private financing of

  5. Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Support Nevada Geothermal Development with Recovery Act Funds

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced a conditional commitment to provide a partial guarantee for a $98.5 million loan by John Hancock Financial Services to the Nevada Geothermal Power Company (NGP) for a 49.5 megawatt geothermal project in Humboldt County in northwestern Nevada.

  6. Department of Energy Offers $102 Million Conditional Commitment for Loan Guarantee to U.S. Geothermal Inc.

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of a $102.2 million conditional commitment for a loan guarantee to U.S. Geothermal, Inc. to construct a 22 megawatt geothermal power project in Malheur County, in southeastern Oregon. U.S. Geothermal estimates that the planned project will create 150 jobs during the 20-month construction period and employ 10 skilled full-time workers when it begins operating in 2012.

  7. Energy Savings Performance Contracts: FEMP Assistance | Department...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Energy Management Program (FEMP) for energy savings performance contract (ESPC) projects. Download the Energy Savings Performance Contracts: FEMP Assistance fact sheet. (1.48 ...

  8. Energy Performance Contracting in State Facilities

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

    EPA Clean Energy-Environment Technical Forum Energy Performance Contracting in State Facilities April 2008 I. Introduction Energy performance contracting provides a one-stop...

  9. Missouri Gas Energy (MGE)- Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) offers rebates to its residential customers towards the cost of an ENERGY STAR Home Energy Assessment and a portion of the installed efficiency improvements. Home...

  10. Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE Program

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) ESPC program by offering an alternative ... Investment Grade Audit (IGA) utilizing FEMP- provided survey tools. * Contractor ...

  11. Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE Program

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) ESPC program by offering an alternative ... Park Visitor Center (South Rim), AZ. FEMP strives to attract small facilities ...

  12. Building Performance Database Analysis Tools | Department of Energy

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

    Commercial Buildings » Analysis Tools » Building Performance Database » Building Performance Database Analysis Tools Building Performance Database Analysis Tools The BPD statistically analyzes the energy performance and physical and operational characteristics of real commercial and residential buildings. The Building Performance Database offers two primary methods to analyze building performance data. These are "Explore", which allows users to browse a single dataset within the

  13. Developing an Energy Performance Modeling Startup Kit

    SciTech Connect

    Wood, A.

    2012-10-01

    In 2011, the NAHB Research Center began the first part of the multi-year effort by assessing the needs and motivations of residential remodelers regarding energy performance remodeling. The scope is multifaceted - all perspectives will be sought related to remodeling firms ranging in size from small-scale, sole proprietor to national. This will allow the Research Center to gain a deeper understanding of the remodeling and energy retrofit business and the needs of contractors when offering energy upgrade services. To determine the gaps and the motivation for energy performance remodeling, the NAHB Research Center conducted (1) an initial series of focus groups with remodelers at the 2011 International Builders' Show, (2) a second series of focus groups with remodelers at the NAHB Research Center in conjunction with the NAHB Spring Board meeting in DC, and (3) quantitative market research with remodelers based on the findings from the focus groups. The goal was threefold, to: Understand the current remodeling industry and the role of energy efficiency; Identify the gaps and barriers to adding energy efficiency into remodeling; and Quantify and prioritize the support needs of professional remodelers to increase sales and projects involving improving home energy efficiency. This report outlines all three of these tasks with remodelers.

  14. Federal Energy Savings Performance Contract Project Performance Reports |

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

    Department of Energy Project Performance Reports Federal Energy Savings Performance Contract Project Performance Reports The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory performs annual assessments of the realization rate of energy and cost savings from DOE's energy savings performance contract (ESPC) program and publishes the findings in annual performance reports. These documents are based on the information reported by energy service companies carrying out ESPC projects

  15. Superior Energy Performance at Schneider Electric | Department of Energy

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

    Technical Assistance » Superior Energy Performance » Superior Energy Performance at Schneider Electric Superior Energy Performance at Schneider Electric Superior Energy Performance logo This presentation from Schneider Electric discusses the company's experience and results managing energy and participating in the Superior Energy Performance® (SEP(tm)) program. Superior Energy Performance at Schneider Electric, 2014 (673.35 KB) More Documents & Publications Superior Energy Performance

  16. Superior Energy Performance: Better Plants Webinar | Department of Energy

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

    Technical Assistance » Superior Energy Performance » Superior Energy Performance: Better Plants Webinar Superior Energy Performance: Better Plants Webinar Superior Energy Performance logo This presentation provides an overview of ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance® (SEP(tm)). Superior Energy Performance: Better Plants Webinar (December 2013) (1.39 MB) More Documents & Publications SEP Presentations Materials Superior Energy Performance Fact Sheet Save Energy through the Superior

  17. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

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

    Home Performance with ENERGY STAR 2014 Building Technologies Office Peer Review Ely Jacobsohn, Ely.Jacobsohn@ee.doe.gov Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program Manager Project Summary: Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Timeline: Key Partners: Start date: 2001 Planned end date: Ongoing Key Milestones 1. Program Action Plan: Jan ͛13 2. D̯χ̯ D̯ν·̼Ϊ̯ι͇ν΄ D͋̽ ·13 3. ͜Σ͇Ϣνχιϴ ΡΪιΙ GιΪϢζ΄ ̯ͧΣ ·14 4. Sponsor Guide (ϭ1΅5)΄ ͱ̯ι ·14 Budget: Total DOE $ to

  18. Energy Savings Performance Contract ENABLE Webinar for Energy...

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

    ENABLE Webinar for Energy Service Companies Energy Savings Performance Contract ENABLE Webinar for Energy Service Companies Presentation shown during a webinar for energy service ...

  19. Energy Systems Integration: Systems Performance Lab, NREL (National Renewable Energy Lab)

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

    SYSTEMS PERFORMANCE LAB ENERGY SYSTEMS INTEGRATION ESI optimizes the design and performance of electrical, thermal, fuel, and water pathways at all scales. We evaluate technologies that are making homes and buildings smarter The newest generation of connected appliances, home energy management systems (HEMS), photovoltaic inverters, and energy storage solutions offers enormous potential for energy optimization and smart control. To help advance these systems and enable effective integration with

  20. The Business Value of Superior Energy Performance

    SciTech Connect

    McKane, Aimee; Scheihing, Paul; Evans, Tracy; Glatt, Sandy; Meffert, William

    2015-08-04

    Industrial facilities participating in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (US DOE) Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program are finding that it provides them with significant business value. This value starts with the implementation of ISO 50001-Energy management system standard, which provides an internationally-relevant framework for integration of energy management into an organization’s business processes. The resulting structure emphasizes effective use of available data and supports continual improvement of energy performance. International relevance is particularly important for companies with a global presence or trading interests, providing them with access to supporting ISO standards and a growing body of certified companies representing the collective knowledge of communities of practice. This paper examines the business value of SEP, a voluntary program that builds on ISO 50001, inviting industry to demonstrate an even greater commitment through third-party verification of energy performance improvement to a specified level of achievement. Information from 28 facilities that have already achieved SEP certification will illustrate key findings concerning both the value and the challenges from SEP/ISO 50001 implementation. These include the facilities’ experience with implementation, internal and external value of third-party verification of energy performance improvement; attractive payback periods and the importance of SEP tools and guidance. US DOE is working to bring the program to scale, including the Enterprise-Wide Accelerator (SEP for multiple facilities in a company), the Ratepayer-Funded Program Accelerator (supporting tools for utilities and program administrators to include SEP in their program offerings), and expansion of the program to other sectors and industry supply chains.

  1. Save Energy through the Superior Energy Performance Program | Department of

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

    Energy Technical Assistance » Superior Energy Performance » Save Energy through the Superior Energy Performance Program Save Energy through the Superior Energy Performance Program Printed in Chemical Engineering Progress, September 2014 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Reprinted with permission of AIChE. Save Energy through the Superior Energy Performance Program, September 2014 (310.9 KB) More Documents & Publications ISO 50001 Conformant Energy Management Systems Superior

  2. Superior Energy Performance Industrial Facility Best Practice...

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

    Industrial Facility Best Practice Scorecard Superior Energy Performance Industrial Facility Best Practice Scorecard Superior Energy Performance logo Facilities seeking to use the ...

  3. Energy Savings Performance Contract Success Stories | Department...

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

    Success Stories Energy Savings Performance Contract Success Stories Fact sheet describes three case study success stories showcasing energy savings performance contract projects at ...

  4. Superior Energy Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol...

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

    Superior Energy Performance logo This Measurement and Verification Protocol for Industry defines the procedures that will be used to confirm conformance with the energy performance ...

  5. Standard Offer Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Note: H.B. 40, enacted in June 2015, changes the name of the Sustainably Priced Energy Enterprise Development (SPEED) Program to the Standard Offer Program and replaces the associated state...

  6. Energy Savings Performance Contract Program Overview

    SciTech Connect

    2009-07-27

    Overview of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) energy savings performance contract (ESPC) program.

  7. Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2012-09-01

    Overview of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) energy savings performance contract (ESPC) program.

  8. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR -- Webinar Slides | Department of Energy

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

    with ENERGY STAR -- Webinar Slides Home Performance with ENERGY STAR -- Webinar Slides "Existing Homes Efficiency - If You Want BetterBuildings - Go with Home Performance with ENERGY STAR," webinar slides from the U.S. Department of Energy. Webinar slides (4.49 MB) More Documents & Publications Home Performance with ENERGY STAR -- 10 Years of Continued Growth! Home Performance with ENERGY STAR - 2014 BTO Peer Review BetterBuildings: Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

  9. Buildings Performance Database Overview | Department of Energy

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

    Buildings Performance Database Overview Buildings Performance Database Overview Buildings Performance Database Overview, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. bpd_overview_2014.pdf (2.19 MB) More Documents & Publications Buildings Performance Database (BPD) - 2014 BTO Peer Review Buildings Performance Database - 2013 BTO Peer Review Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database

  10. Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)- How to Select an Energy

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

    Service Company (ESCO) | Department of Energy How to Select an Energy Service Company (ESCO) Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)- How to Select an Energy Service Company (ESCO) Provides a one page summary on key steps and considerations in selecting an energy service company for an energy savings performance contract. Author: U.S. Department of Energy How to Select an Energy Service Company (ESCO) (100.78 KB) More Documents & Publications Energy Savings Performance Contracting

  11. Saving Energy and Money with Energy Savings Performance Contracts |

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

    Department of Energy Energy and Money with Energy Savings Performance Contracts Saving Energy and Money with Energy Savings Performance Contracts July 25, 2012 - 11:38am Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy On the Energy Savers Blog, we talk a lot about what you, our readers, can do to make your homes, workplaces, and vehicles more energy efficient. We love to hear from you about what you think about some of the

  12. Home Performance with Energy Star (Existing Residential)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Efficiency Vermont works with homeowners on comprehensive energy efficiency projects and offers several incentives. Single-family homes, as well as multifamily properties with up to four units are...

  13. Home Performance with Energy Star | Department of Energy

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

    Performance with Energy Star Home Performance with Energy Star Residential Buildings Integration Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review resbldgs05_jacobsohn_040313.pdf (1.79 MB) More Documents & Publications Home Performance with ENERGY STAR -- 10 Years of Continued Growth! Home Performance with ENERGY STAR - 2014 BTO Peer Review Residential Buildings Integration Program

  14. U.S. DOE TAP Webinar: New Energy Savings Performance Contracting Resources Part II

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This month, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) is excited to offer a webinar reviewing new resources on energy saving performance contracting (ESPC).

  15. Superior Energy Performance: Certifying Increased Energy Productivity...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    5 Energy & cost savings over time Elevates and integrates energy into normal business systems, as has happened for safety & quality Involves staff from the board...

  16. Superior Energy Performance | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    savings from ISO 50001. To become certified, facilities must implement an energy management system that meets the ISO 50001 standard and demonstrate improved energy...

  17. SEP Energy Performance Improvement Report | Department of Energy

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

    Energy Performance Improvement Report SEP Energy Performance Improvement Report sep_logo_borderless.jpg DOE maintains documentation of Superior Energy Performance® (SEP(tm)) certifications as the SEP Administrator. SEP Verification Bodies that certify facilities submit the SEP Energy Performance Improvement Report to the SEP Administrator. The SEP Verification Body provides basic information about the energy performance improvement, how it was achieved, how models were applied from the SEP

  18. Energy Savings Performance Contract ENABLE Energy Service Companies |

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

    Department of Energy Project Financing » ENABLE Process » Energy Savings Performance Contract ENABLE Energy Service Companies Energy Savings Performance Contract ENABLE Energy Service Companies Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE projects use the General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule 84, SIN 246-53 to select a qualified energy service company (ESCO). The ESCO is required to complete a two-step qualification process to become an eligible ESPC ENABLE

  19. Energy Savings Performance Contracting: Guidelines for Developing...

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

    Energy Savings Performance Contracting: Guidelines for Developing, Staffing, and ... This document was developed by Linda Smith of 9kft Strategies in Energy, LLC, Chani Vines ...

  20. Superior Energy Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Superior Energy Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol for Industry November ... with the U.S. Department of Energy, for the management and operation of the ...

  1. Performance Plans | Department of Energy

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

    Performance Plans Performance Plans November 10, 2016 Combined Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Annual Performance Results and FYs 2017 and 2018 Annual Performance Plan Combined Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Annual Performance Results and FYs 2017 and 2018 Annual Performance Plan November 13, 2015 Combined Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Annual Performance Results and FYs 2016 and 2017 Annual Performance Plan Combined Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Annual Performance Results and FYs 2016 and 2017 Annual Performance Plan November 6,

  2. Healthcare Project Performance Benchmarks | Department of Energy

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

    Healthcare Project Performance Benchmarks Healthcare Project Performance Benchmarks Reports five major performance metrics that can be used to benchmark proposed energy service company projects within the healthcare industry, disaggregated and reported by major retrofit strategy. Author: U.S. Department of Energy healthcareprojectperformancebenchmarks.pdf (1.76 MB) More Documents & Publications Public Housing Project Performance Benchmarks Federal Government Project Performance Benchmarks

  3. Photovoltaic Cell Performance Basics | Department of Energy

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

    Performance Basics Photovoltaic Cell Performance Basics August 19, 2013 - 4:55pm Addthis Photovoltaic (PV), or solar cells use the energy in sunlight to produce electricity. ...

  4. Maximum Performance Group MPG | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Maximum Performance Group MPG Jump to: navigation, search Name: Maximum Performance Group (MPG) Place: College Point, New York Zip: 11356 Product: Technology based energy and asset...

  5. Vehicle Energy Consumption and Performance Analysis | Argonne...

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

    Consumption and Performance Analysis Vehicle Energy Consumption and Performance Analysis Argonne researchers have applied their expertise in modeling, simulation and control to ...

  6. Performance Metrics Tiers | Department of Energy

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

    Performance Metrics Tiers Performance Metrics Tiers The performance metrics defined by the Commercial Buildings Integration Program offer different tiers of information to address the needs of various users. On this page you will find information about the various goals users are trying to achieve by using performance metrics and the tiers of metrics. Goals in Measuring Performance Many individuals and groups are involved with a building over its lifetime, and all have different interests in and

  7. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® | Department of Energy

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

    Residential Buildings » Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Homeowners across the United States can find trusted contractors who follow a comprehensive approach, recommended by ENERGY STAR®, to save money on energy bills while improving home comfort. The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program provides homeowners with resources to identify trusted contractors that can help them understand their home's energy use, as well as identify home

  8. Superior Energy Performance FAQs (Sept. 2014)

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

    Superior Energy Performance TM : The Basics ....................................................................................................... 3  What is Superior Energy Performance(tm)? ............................................................................................... 3  Why is SEP important? ............................................................................................................................ 3  Why should my facility become SEP certified?

  9. Energy Savings Performance Contract Federal Project Facilitators |

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

    Department of Energy Energy Savings Performance Contract Federal Project Facilitators Energy Savings Performance Contract Federal Project Facilitators The following are U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) approved project facilitators who are required under the DOE indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to develop federal energy savings performance contracts. Name Agencies Served Steve Dunnivant All agencies Shellie Feather All agencies David Frank All agencies Timi Goebel All

  10. Seventhwave: Accelerate Performance | Department of Energy

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

    Seventhwave: Accelerate Performance Seventhwave: Accelerate Performance Lead Performer: Seventhwave Partners: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State DOE Total Funding: $1 million Cost Share: $1 million Project Term: August 1, 2015 - July 31, 2018 Funding Opportunity: Advancing Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Commercial Buildings (2015) PROJECT OBJECTIVE Accelerate Performance is designed to harness the energy savings

  11. Energy Savings Performance Contracting | Department of Energy

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

    implementation proposal, which identifies potential energy conservation measures (ECMs). ... in facilities, the types of funding sources that can be applied, the minimum size ...

  12. Energy Performance Monitor | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Kingdom Cost: Paid OpenEI Keyword(s): Building Management, Building Systems, Compliance, Energy Management, Lighting, Reporting, Sustainability, Tools, Water Western Europe,...

  13. New Energy Performance Database Being Used to Speed Energy Savings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Technology Performance Exchange™ allows technology manufacturers, evaluators, utilities, consumers, modelers, and researchers to share energy performance data for building-related products.

  14. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Lead Performer: U.S. Department of Energy - Washington, D.C. Project Term: Ongoing Program Funding Type: Direct Funding Program Web Page: Home Performance with ENERGY STAR PROJECT ...

  15. Saving Energy and Money with Energy Savings Performance Contracts...

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

    the Savannah River Site. EM is Leader in Use of Performance-Based Contracts to Save Energy and Money New Energy Dept., Berkeley Lab Report on Energy Service Company Industry Growth...

  16. Energy Savings Performance Contracts for Renewable Energy Projects

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    An energy savings performance contract (ESPC) is a partnership between a Federal agency and an energy service company (ESCO) that enables the agency to achieve energy savings projects with no up...

  17. Annual Performance Reports | Department of Energy

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

    Annual Performance Reports Annual Performance Reports The Annual Performance Report provides key performance information that demonstrates DOE's accountability to ensure America's security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. These reports are produced as an alternative to the Performance and Accountability Report. Documents Available for Download March 29, 2016 FY 2015 Annual Performance Report

  18. Performance Management | Department of Energy

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

    Performance Management Performance Management Documents available for download November ... concludes on December 15, 2015. These documents provide a detailed overview of both ...

  19. Performance Assessment | Department of Energy

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

    Assessment Performance Assessment Performance Assessment The Office of Project Management Oversight and Assessments (PM) provides a monthly assessment of DOE's portfolio of capital assets projects, which is summarized in the monthly Project Dashboard report. The current portfolio consists of 38 active projects with established scope, schedule, and cost performance baselines. Based on current performance, projects that are expected to meet their performance baseline are assessed as GREEN,

  20. Federal Energy Savings Performance Contracting Steering Committee |

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

    Department of Energy Contracting Steering Committee Federal Energy Savings Performance Contracting Steering Committee The Federal Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Steering Committee shares experiences and lessons learned and coordinates process and procedural improvements among federal agency implementers to promote improved ESPCs throughout the federal government. This includes: Discussing practical application of the ESPC authority to identify problems, barriers to the

  1. Department of Energy Offers $17 Million Conditional Commitment to Improve Reliability of New York State's Electrical Grid

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    First Battery-Based Energy Storage System Project to Be Selected by DOE for a Conditional Loan Guarantee Commitment

  2. Developing an Energy Performance Modeling Startup Kit

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    2012-10-01

    In 2011, the NAHB Research Center began assessing the needs and motivations of residential remodelers regarding energy performance remodeling. This report outlines: the current remodeling industry and the role of energy efficiency; gaps and barriers to adding energy efficiency into remodeling; and support needs of professional remodelers to increase sales and projects involving improving home energy efficiency.

  3. About Federal Energy Savings Performance Contracts

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) are a partnership between a federal agency and an energy service company (ESCO). After being selected for a potential award, the ESCO conducts a comprehensive facility energy audit and identifies improvements to save energy. In consultation with the agency, the ESCO designs and constructs a project that meets the agency's needs and arranges financing to pay for the project.

  4. Process for Procuring a Federal Energy Savings Performance Contract...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) helps agencies implement energy savings ... Resources FEMP offers guidance documents, templates, forms, and other resources to make ...

  5. A Utility Regulator’s Guide to Data Access for Commercial Building Energy Performance Benchmarking

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    A Utility Regulator’s Guide to Data Access for Commercial Building Energy Performance Benchmarking offers policy options and considerations to state utility commissions in providing access to energy use data to help commercial customers manage energy costs through building energy benchmarking.

  6. Energy Savings Performance Contracting: Guidelines for Developing,

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

    Staffing, and Overseeing a State Program | Department of Energy Contracting: Guidelines for Developing, Staffing, and Overseeing a State Program Energy Savings Performance Contracting: Guidelines for Developing, Staffing, and Overseeing a State Program The report, "Energy Savings Performance Contracting Guidelines for Developing, Staffing, and Overseeing a State Program" (Program Guidelines) provides information, best practices, and resources on how to develop an energy savings

  7. What is Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)

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

    Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)? * Looking for ways to maximize and leverage funding? * Interested in learning more about how to finance your energy conservation measures without any upfront capital costs? If so, consider Energy Savings Performance Contracting. ESPC is a financial mechanism used to pay for today's facility upgrades with tomorrow's energy savings - without tapping your organization's capital budget. An ESPC constitutes a partnership between a facility owner and an

  8. Buildings Performance Metrics Terminology | Department of Energy

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

    Performance Metrics Terminology Buildings Performance Metrics Terminology This document provides the terms and definitions used in the Department of Energys Performance Metrics Research Project. metrics_terminology_20090203.pdf (152.35 KB) More Documents & Publications Procuring Architectural and Engineering Services for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Transmittal Letter for the Statewide Benchmarking Process Evaluation Guide for Benchmarking Residential Energy Efficiency Program

  9. Energy Savings Performance Contracts Summary

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    EM enters into contracts where the contractor is paid based on the amount of savings EM realizes due to lower energy costs as a result of upgrades the contractor provides.  Learn more about this...

  10. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Slides presented in the "What’s Working in Residential Energy Efficiency Upgrade Programs Conference - Promising Approaches and Lessons Learned" on May 20, 2011 in Washington, D.C.

  11. Surface Additives for Enhanced Electrode Performance - Energy...

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

    ...efficient and almost non-polluting, making them an attractive alternative for energy generation. Some solid oxide fuel cells burn ... High performance additives then can be ...

  12. About Energy Savings Performance Contracting Model Documents...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    of the Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Model Documents to be used when developing or updating procurement and contracting documents for ESPC projects and programs. ...

  13. Federal Energy Savings Performance Contract Training | Department...

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

    ... This course takes about three hours to complete and awards 0.40 IACET CEUs. Financing and Pricing Evaluation for Energy Savings Performance Contracts: This webinar helps federal ...

  14. Overview of Energy Performance Score (EPS)

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

    ... performance rating system * Establishes exemption from property taxation for buildings, structures and improvements that meet specified criteria relating to energy efficiency. ...

  15. Accreditation Management of Superior Energy Performance Program...

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

    Since its inception, Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program accreditation has been ... DOE's Advanced Manufacturing Office will continue to act as the SEP Program Administrator. ...

  16. Performance profiles of major energy producers 1994

    SciTech Connect

    1996-02-01

    Performance Profiles of Major Energy Producers 1994 is the eighteenth annual report of the Energy Information Administration`s (EIA) Financial Reporting System (FRS). The report examines financial and operating developments in energy markets, with particular reference to the 24 major U.S. energy companies required to report annually on Form EIA-28. Financial information is reported by major lines of business, including oil and gas production, petroleum refining and marketing, other energy operations, and nonenergy businesses. Financial and operating results are presented in the context of energy market developments with a view toward identifying changing corporate strategies and measuring the performance of ongoing operations both in the United States and abroad.

  17. Building Performance Database | Department of Energy

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

    Performance Database Building Performance Database Building Performance Database The Building Performance Database (BPD) is the nation's largest dataset of information about the energy-related characteristics of commercial and residential buildings. The BPD combines, cleanses and anonymizes data collected by Federal, State and local governments, utilities, energy efficiency programs, building owners and private companies, and makes it available to the public. The web site allows users to explore

  18. Achieving Deeper Energy Savings in Federal Energy Performance Contracts

    SciTech Connect

    Shonder, John A.; Nasseri, Cyrus

    2015-01-01

    Legislation requires each agency of the US federal government to reduce the aggregate energy use index of its buildings by 30% by 2015, with respect to a 2003 baseline. The declining availability of appropriated funding means that energy performance contracting will be key to achieving this goal. Historically however, energy performance contracts have been able to reduce energy use by only about 20% over baseline. Achieving 30% energy reductions using performance contracting will require new approaches and a specific focus on achieving higher energy savings, both by ESCOs and by agencies. This paper describes some of the ways federal agencies are meeting this challenge, and presents results from the efforts of one agency the US General Services Administration -- to achieve deeper energy savings in conventional energy savings performance contracts.

  19. Achieving Deeper Energy Savings in Federal Energy Performance Contracts

    DOE PAGES [OSTI]

    Shonder, John A.; Nasseri, Cyrus

    2015-01-01

    Legislation requires each agency of the US federal government to reduce the aggregate energy use index of its buildings by 30% by 2015, with respect to a 2003 baseline. The declining availability of appropriated funding means that energy performance contracting will be key to achieving this goal. Historically however, energy performance contracts have been able to reduce energy use by only about 20% over baseline. Achieving 30% energy reductions using performance contracting will require new approaches and a specific focus on achieving higher energy savings, both by ESCOs and by agencies. This paper describes some of the ways federal agenciesmore » are meeting this challenge, and presents results from the efforts of one agency the US General Services Administration -- to achieve deeper energy savings in conventional energy savings performance contracts.« less

  20. General Dynamics Case Study for Superior Energy Performance ...

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

    Technical Assistance Superior Energy Performance General Dynamics Case Study for Superior Energy Performance General Dynamics Case Study for Superior Energy Performance ...

  1. Model Energy Savings Performance Contract, Schedules, and Exhibits...

    Energy Saver

    Model Energy Savings Performance Contract, Schedules, and Exhibits Model Energy Savings Performance Contract, Schedules, and Exhibits An Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ...

  2. FEMP Offers New eTraining Core Course on Fundamentals of Life Cycle Costing for Energy Conservation

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    FEMP presents a new e-Training Core Course that providing skills to improve Federal economic-based decision making, determine the total cost of ownership of project alternatives, and inform decisions for energy and water efficiency investments.

  3. Superior Energy Performance Enrollment and Application Forms

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Enrollment and Application Forms for SEP Industrial Participants. The Superior Energy Performance® (SEP™) program, built on ISO 50001 framework, provides a globally recognized system that U.S. industrial facilities can use to improve their energy management and performance.

  4. Sustainability Performance Office | Department of Energy

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

    Operational Management » Sustainability Performance Office Sustainability Performance Office Forrestal's Rooftop Solar Array Forrestal's Rooftop Solar Array National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility Savannah River Site's Biomass Steam Plants Savannah River Site's Biomass Steam Plants Pantex Plant's Wind Farm Pantex Plant's Wind Farm Argonne National Laboratory's Mira Supercomputer Argonne National

  5. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    by utilities or by NYSERDA, including and the NYSERDA Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR. For further information on this program, please consult the program...

  6. Energy Technology Cost and Performance Data | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Performance Data This data indicates the range of recent cost estimates for renewable energy and other technologies. The estimates are shown in dollars per installed kilowatts of...

  7. Procedure to Measure Indoor Lighting Energy Performance

    SciTech Connect

    Deru, M.; Blair, N.; Torcellini, P.

    2005-10-01

    This document provides standard definitions of performance metrics and methods to determine them for the energy performance of building interior lighting systems. It can be used for existing buildings and for proposed buildings. The primary users for whom these documents are intended are building energy analysts and technicians who design, install, and operate data acquisition systems, and who analyze and report building energy performance data. Typical results from the use of this procedure are the monthly and annual energy used for lighting, energy savings from occupancy or daylighting controls, and the percent of the total building energy use that is used by the lighting system. The document is not specifically intended for retrofit applications. However, it does complement Measurement and Verification protocols that do not provide detailed performance metrics or measurement procedures.

  8. Performance profiles of major energy producers 1989

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1991-01-23

    Performance Profiles of Major Energy Producers 1989 is the thirteenth annual report of the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Financial Reporting System (FRS). The report examines financial and operating developments, with particular reference to the 23 major energy companies (the FRS companies'') required to report annually on Form EIA-28. Financial information is reported by major lines of business including oil and gas production, petroleum refining and marketing, and other energy operations. Domestic and international operations are examined separately in this report. It also traces key developments affecting the financial performance of major energy companies in 1989, as well as review of important trends.

  9. ESPC Past Performance Questionnaire

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Document offers a series of questions to evaluate a contractor’s performance during an energy savings performance contract (ESPC).

  10. Enabling Detailed Energy Analyses via the Technology Performance Exchange: Preprint

    SciTech Connect

    Studer, D.; Fleming, K.; Lee, E.; Livingood, W.

    2014-08-01

    One of the key tenets to increasing adoption of energy efficiency solutions in the built environment is improving confidence in energy performance. Current industry practices make extensive use of predictive modeling, often via the use of sophisticated hourly or sub-hourly energy simulation programs, to account for site-specific parameters (e.g., climate zone, hours of operation, and space type) and arrive at a performance estimate. While such methods are highly precise, they invariably provide less than ideal accuracy due to a lack of high-quality, foundational energy performance input data. The Technology Performance Exchange was constructed to allow the transparent sharing of foundational, product-specific energy performance data, and leverages significant, external engineering efforts and a modular architecture to efficiently identify and codify the minimum information necessary to accurately predict product energy performance. This strongly-typed database resource represents a novel solution to a difficult and established problem. One of the most exciting benefits is the way in which the Technology Performance Exchange's application programming interface has been leveraged to integrate contributed foundational data into the Building Component Library. Via a series of scripts, data is automatically translated and parsed into the Building Component Library in a format that is immediately usable to the energy modeling community. This paper (1) presents a high-level overview of the project drivers and the structure of the Technology Performance Exchange; (2) offers a detailed examination of how technologies are incorporated and translated into powerful energy modeling code snippets; and (3) examines several benefits of this robust workflow.

  11. Sharyland Utilities- Residential Standard Offer Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Sharyland Utilities offers the Residential and "Hard-to-Reach" Standard Offer Programs, which encourage residential customers to pursue energy saving measures and equipment upgrades in their homes....

  12. Sharyland Utilities- Commercial Standard Offer Program

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Sharyland Utilities offers its Commercial Standard Offer Program to encourage business customers of all sizes to pursue energy efficiency measures in their facilities. Incentives are paid directly...

  13. Energy Savings Performance Contract ENABLE Briefing | Department of Energy

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

    ENABLE Briefing Energy Savings Performance Contract ENABLE Briefing Presentation describes the Energy Savings Performance Contract ENABLE program. Download the presentation. (1.22 MB) More Documents & Publications ESPC Best Practices from Life of Contract Field Reviews Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Meeting: Washington Update Using ENABLE in a UESC

  14. Performance profiles of major energy producers 1993

    SciTech Connect

    1995-01-01

    Performance Profiles of Major Energy Producers 1993 is the seventeenth annual report of the Energy Information Administration`s (EIA) Financial Reporting System (FRS). The report examines financial and operating developments in energy markets, with particular reference to the 25 major US energy companies required to report annually on Form EIA-28. Financial information is reported by major liens of business, including oil and gas production, petroleum refining and marketing, other energy operations, and nonenergy businesses. Financial and operating results are presented in the context of energy market developments with a view toward identifying changing corporate strategies and measuring the performance of ongoing operations both in the US and abroad. This year`s report analyzes financial and operating developments for 1993 (Part 1: Developments in 1993) and also reviews key developments during the 20 years following the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973--1974 (Part 2: Major Energy Company Strategies Since the Arab Oil Embargo). 49 figs., 104 tabs.

  15. Optimize Deployment of Renewable Energy Technologies for Government Agencies, Industrial Facilities, and Military Installations: NREL Offers Proven Tools and Resources to Reduce Energy Use and Improve Efficiency (Brochure)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2010-01-01

    The National Renewable Energy Lab provides expertise, facilities, and technical assistance to campuses, facilities, and government agencies to apply renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

  16. Manual for Implementation of the Voluntary Offer Safeguards Agreement and Additional Protocol with the International Atomic Energy Agency

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

    1998-06-12

    This Manual provides detailed information for implementing the requirements of DOE O 142.2A, dated 12-15-06; the Agreement Between the United States of America and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the Application of Safeguards in the United States; the Original Protocol to the Agreement; the Additional Protocol to the Agreement signed by the United States and the IAEA on June 12, 1998; and the Interagency Procedures for the Implementation of the U.S.-IAEA Safeguards Agreement. No cancellation. Admin Chg 1, 6-27-13

  17. Manual for Implementation of the Voluntary Offer Safeguards Agreement and Additional Protocol with the International Atomic Energy Agency

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

    1998-06-12

    This Manual provides detailed information for implementing the requirements of DOE O 142.2A, dated 12-15-06; the Agreement Between the United States of America and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the Application of Safeguards in the United States; the Original Protocol to the Agreement; the Additional Protocol to the Agreement signed by the United States and the IAEA on June 12, 1998; and the Interagency Procedures for the Implementation of the U.S.-IAEA Safeguards Agreement. No cancellation. Admin Chg 1, dated 6-27-13, supersedes DOE M 142.2-1. Certified 12-3-14.

  18. Borla Performance Industries, Inc. | Department of Energy

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

    Borla Performance Industries, Inc. America's Next Top Energy Innovator Challenge 1830 likes Borla Performance Industries, Inc. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Borla Performance Industries is a 35-year technology leader, manufacturer and marketer of exhaust for the automotive industry, delivering innovative, patented exhaust systems that enhance the performance of internal combustion engines. Borla has an option to license a novel, nano-pore membrane technology from OakRidge National Laboratory.

  19. About Energy Savings Performance Contracting Model Documents

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This page provides more information about the creation of the Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Model Documents to be used when developing or updating procurement and contracting documents for ESPC projects and programs.

  20. Energy Savings Performance Contract Success Stories

    SciTech Connect

    2009-07-27

    Three case study success stories showcasing energy savings performance contract projects at Dyess Air Force Base, Food and Drug Administration White Oaks Campus, and the Harold Washington Social Security Administration Center.

  1. Installation and Performance | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    group of men moving a rectangular solar panel. DOE partners with the solar industry to help reduce labor costs and maximize system performance so that solar energy can be more...

  2. Sustainability Performance Office Calendar | Department of Energy

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

    Sustainability Performance Office Calendar October 2016 < prev next > Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu ... 9:00AM to 12:00PM EDT Utility Energy Service Contracts Training for Utility ...

  3. Superior Energy Performance Enrollment and Application Forms...

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

    Superior Energy Performance (SEP(tm)), built on the ISO 50001 framework, provides a ... connected to the latest information on ISO 50001 and SEP. APPLY To become certified to ...

  4. Budget Performance Planning | Department of Energy

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

    Performance Planning Budget Performance Planning The Office of Budget assists with planning by providing guidance such as the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Guidance for Multiyear Program Planning. EERE Guidance for Multiyear Program Planning: Phase II Guidance The Multiyear Program Plan (MYPP) Template provides guidance to EERE programs on developing effective program plans. It provides a general framework for multiyear planning, and includes the rationale for the

  5. HVAC Installed Performance | Department of Energy

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

    Installed Performance HVAC Installed Performance This presentation was given at the Summer 2012 DOE Building America meeting on July 25, 2012, and addressed the question HVAC proper installation energy savings: over-promising or under-delivering?" issue3_hvac_installed.pdf (89.79 KB) More Documents & Publications Issue #3: HVAC Proper Installation Energy Savings: Over-Promising or Under-Delivering? A PDI for your HVAC System Guidelines on Airflow and Refrigerant Charge Verification

  6. Performance Profiles of Major Energy Producers

    Reports and Publications

    2011-01-01

    The information and analyses in Performance Profiles of Major Energy Producers is intended to provide a critical review, and promote an understanding, of the possible motivations and apparent consequences of investment decisions made by some of the largest corporations in the energy industry.

  7. Improving Access to Foundational Energy Performance Data

    SciTech Connect

    Studer, D.; Livingood, W.; Torcellini, P.

    2014-08-01

    Access to foundational energy performance data is key to improving the efficiency of the built environment. However, stakeholders often lack access to what they perceive as credible energy performance data. Therefore, even if a stakeholder determines that a product would increase efficiency, they often have difficulty convincing their management to move forward. Even when credible data do exist, such data are not always sufficient to support detailed energy performance analyses, or the development of robust business cases. One reason for this is that the data parameters that are provided are generally based on the respective industry norms. Thus, for mature industries with extensive testing standards, the data made available are often quite detailed. But for emerging technologies, or for industries with less well-developed testing standards, available data are generally insufficient to support robust analysis. However, even for mature technologies, there is no guarantee that the data being supplied are the same data needed to accurately evaluate a product?s energy performance. To address these challenges, the U.S. Department of Energy funded development of a free, publically accessible Web-based portal, the Technology Performance Exchange(TM), to facilitate the transparent identification, storage, and sharing of foundational energy performance data. The Technology Performance Exchange identifies the intrinsic, technology-specific parameters necessary for a user to perform a credible energy analysis and includes a robust database to store these data. End users can leverage stored data to evaluate the site-specific performance of various technologies, support financial analyses with greater confidence, and make better informed procurement decisions.

  8. White House Meeting Honors New Superior Energy Performance Members

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    New Superior Energy Performance members from industry and the utility sector formally joined the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Industrial Superior Energy Performance Accelerator Program on December 3.

  9. What is Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)? | Department...

    Energy Saver

    Process Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)-Opportunities and Advantages Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)- How to Select an Energy Service Company (ESCO)...

  10. Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)-Opportunities and...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    (ESPC)-The ESPC Process What is Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)? Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)- How to Select an Energy Service Company (ESCO)...

  11. Guidance on Basic Best Practices in Management of Energy Performance...

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

    on Basic Best Practices in Management of Energy Performance Buildings Guidance on Basic Best Practices in Management of Energy Performance Buildings Building energy management best ...

  12. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program Winners Are Committed...

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

    ... Organizations that typically offer HPwES programs include utilities, states, municipalities, financial institutions and non-profit organizations that promote energy efficiency and ...

  13. Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE Program

    SciTech Connect

    2012-06-01

    The Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE program, a new project funding approach, allows small Federal facilities to realize energy and water savings in six months or less. ESPC ENABLE provides a standardized and streamlined process to install targeted energy conservation measures (ECMs) such as lighting, water, and controls with measurement and verification (M&V) appropriate for the size and scope of the project. This allows Federal facilities smaller than 200,000 square feet to make progress towards important energy efficiency and water conservation requirements.

  14. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    available until June 30, 2015 or until the funds are exhausted. NJ Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program includes both rebate and loan as incentives. This program is listed...

  15. Energy Technology Cost and Performance Data | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Data: Homepage" 2.0 2.1 2.2 NREL data Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleEnergyTechnologyCostandPerformanceData&oldid514400" Feedback...

  16. EnergiePerformance Sugg GmbH | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    GmbH Place: Karlsruhe, Baden-Wrttemberg, Germany Zip: 76131 Sector: Solar Product: German-based solar project developer, EnergiePerformance Sugg GmbH provides planning,...

  17. Energy Savings Performance Contract ENABLE Energy Service Companies

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE projects use General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule 84, SIN 246-53 to select a qualified energy service company (ESCO). The ESCO is required to go through a two-step qualification process to become an eligible ESPC ENABLE or Schedule 84 service provider. The two-step process includes first, becoming Department of Energy (DOE)- qualified and second, being awarded a contract under the GSA Schedule.

  18. SOLICITATION, OFFER AND AWARD

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

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  19. Performance profiles of major energy producers, 1997

    SciTech Connect

    1999-01-01

    The energy industry generally and petroleum and natural gas operations in particular are frequently reacting to a variety of unsettling forces. Falling oil prices, economic upswings, currency devaluations, increasingly rigorous environmental quality standards, deregulation of electricity markets, and continued advances in exploration and production technology were among the challenges and opportunities to the industry in 1997. To analyze the extent to which these and other developments have affected energy industry financial and operating performance, strategies, and industry structure, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) maintains the Financial Reporting Systems (FRS). Through Form EIA-28, major US energy companies annually report to the FRS. Financial and operating information is reported by major lines of business, including oil and gas production (upstream), petroleum refining and marketing (downstream), other energy operations, and nonenergy business. Performance Profiles of Major Producers 1997 examines the interplays of energy markets, companies` strategies, and government policies (in 1997 and in historical context) that gave rise to the results given here. The report also analyzes other key aspects of energy company financial performance as seen through the multifaceted lens provided by the FRS data and complementary data for industry overall. 41 figs., 77 tabs.

  20. FEMP Announces New Utilities Offering UESCs

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    FEMP is pleased to announce four new utilities now offering Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESCs) to their Federal customers.

  1. Kansas City Power & Light- Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

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    Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) offers rebates to residential customers of KCP&L's Greater Missouri Operations towards the cost of an ENERGY STAR Home Energy Assessment and a portion...

  2. Kansas City Power & Light- Home Performance Rebate with ENERGY STAR

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    Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) offers rebates to residential customers towards the cost of an ENERGY STAR Home Energy Assessment and a portion of the installed efficiency improvements....

  3. Energy Performance Ratings for Windows, Doors, and Skylights | Department

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    of Energy Energy Performance Ratings for Windows, Doors, and Skylights Energy Performance Ratings for Windows, Doors, and Skylights Before you shop for energy-efficient windows, doors, and skylights, learn about energy performance ratings. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/JamesBrey. Before you shop for energy-efficient windows, doors, and skylights, learn about energy performance ratings. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/JamesBrey. You can use the energy performance ratings of windows,

  4. Incorporating Non-energy Benefits into Energy Savings Performance Contracts

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    Larsen, Peter; Goldman, Charles; Gilligan, Donald; Singer, Terry

    2012-06-01

    This paper evaluates the issue of non-energy benefits within the context of the U.S. energy services company (ESCO) industry?a growing industry comprised of companies that provide energy savings and other benefits to customers through the use of performance-based contracting. Recent analysis has found that ESCO projects in the public/institutional sector, especially at K-12 schools, are using performance-based contracting, at the behest of the customers, to partially -- but not fully -- offset substantial accumulated deferred maintenance needs (e.g., asbestos removal, wiring) and measures that have very long paybacks (roof replacement). This trend is affecting the traditional economic measures policymakers use to evaluate success on a benefit to cost basis. Moreover, the value of non-energy benefits which can offset some or all of the cost of the non-energy measures -- including operations and maintenance (O&M) savings, avoided capital costs, and tradable pollution emissions allowances-- are not always incorporated into a formal cost-effectiveness analysis of ESCO projects. Nonenergy benefits are clearly important to customers, but state and federal laws that govern the acceptance of these types of benefits for ESCO projects vary widely (i.e., 0-100percent of allowable savings can come from one or more non-energy categories). Clear and consistent guidance on what types of savings are recognized in Energy Savings agreements under performance contracts is necessary, particularly where customers are searching for deep energy efficiency gains in the building sector.

  5. Budget & Performance | Department of Energy

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

    Energy Department » Budget & Performance Budget & Performance BUDGET Screen Shot 2016-02-09 at 2.44.04 PM.png FY 2017 Budget Request to Congress Budget in Brief Secretary Moniz's FY 2017 Budget Briefing Presentation Press Release Fact Sheet Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 4.28.31 PM.png FY 2016 Budget Request to Congress Budget Highlights Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz's FY 2016 Budget Briefing Presentation Press Release FY 2015 Budget Request to Congress Budget Highlights Secretary of

  6. Performance profiles of major energy producers 1992

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    1994-01-13

    Performance Profiles of Major Energy Producers 1992 is the sixteenth annual report of the Energy Information Administration`s (EIA) Financial Reporting System (FRS). The report examines financial and operating developments, with particular reference to the 25 major energy companies (the FRS companies) required to report annually on Form EIA-28. Financial information is reported by major lines of business, including oil and gas production, petroleum refining and marketing, and other energy operations. Domestic and international operations are examined separately in this report. The data are presented in the context of key energy market developments with a view toward identifying changing strategies of corporate development and measuring the apparent success of current ongoing operations.

  7. Effect of Intake on Compressor Performance | Department of Energy

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    This tip sheet briefly describes the effect of intake air on compressed air system performance, offers guidance on selecting intake air filters, and outlines when to pursue filter ...

  8. Creating high performance buildings: Lower energy, better comfort

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    Brager, Gail; Arens, Edward

    2015-03-30

    Buildings play a critical role in the challenge of mitigating and adapting to climate change. It is estimated that buildings contribute 39% of the total U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions [1] primarily due to their operational energy use, and about 80% of this building energy use is for heating, cooling, ventilating, and lighting. An important premise of this paper is about the connection between energy and comfort. They are inseparable when one talks about high performance buildings. Worldwide data suggests that we are significantly overcooling buildings in the summer, resulting in increased energy use and problems with thermal comfort. In contrast, in naturally ventilated buildings without mechanical cooling, people are comfortable in much warmer temperatures due to shifting expectations and preferences as a result of occupants having a greater degree of personal control over their thermal environment; they have also become more accustomed to variable conditions that closely reflect the natural rhythms of outdoor climate patterns. This has resulted in an adaptive comfort zone that offers significant potential for encouraging naturally ventilated buildings to improve both energy use and comfort. Research on other forms for providing individualized control through low-energy personal comfort systems (desktop fans, foot warmed, and heated and cooled chairs) have also demonstrated enormous potential for improving both energy and comfort performance. Studies have demonstrated high levels of comfort with these systems while ambient temperatures ranged from 64–84°F. Energy and indoor environmental quality are inextricably linked, and must both be important goals of a high performance building.

  9. Energy Savings Performance Contract Project Assistance for Agencies

    SciTech Connect

    2009-07-27

    Overview of Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) assistance and services available for energy savings performance contract (ESPC) projects.

  10. Energy upgrade as regards quench performance

    SciTech Connect

    MacKay, W.W.; Tepikian, S.

    2011-01-01

    Since the cross section for W production increases rapidly with energy, we consider the possibility of increasing the collision energy of polarized protons at RHIC. The limits of present hardware are examined with a particular emphasis on the quench training performance of magnets. Ignoring the limits of the DX magnets, the short-sample currents for the main arc (8 cm) dipoles could allow an increase of more than 30%, however we estimate 400 to 500 training quenches for the just 8 cm dipoles to reach this level. We propose that a 10% increase in energy might be achieved with the present hardware configuration. Raising the beam energy to 275 GeV ({radical}s = 550 GeV) should increase the W production rate by almost 50% from the 250 GeV level for the same optics with identical {beta}*'s at the collision points.

  11. Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 13 - Energy Performance

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

    Techniques and Technologies: Perserving Historic Homes | Department of Energy Series, Volume 13 - Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Perserving Historic Homes Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 13 - Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Perserving Historic Homes This Best Practices guide outlines energy performance techniques for historic homes. Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Preserving Historic Homes (5.5 MB) More Documents &

  12. Video: Energy Savings Performance Contracts Success Story-Northern

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    California TRACON | Department of Energy Energy Savings Performance Contracts Success Story-Northern California TRACON Video: Energy Savings Performance Contracts Success Story-Northern California TRACON See how Federal Energy Management Program eTraining helped energy and facility management professionals at Northern California TRACON complete a successful project using an energy savings performance contact (ESPC)

  13. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR -- Webinar Slides | Department...

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    with ENERGY STAR -- Webinar Slides Home Performance with ENERGY STAR -- Webinar Slides "Existing Homes Efficiency - If You Want BetterBuildings - Go with Home Performance with...

  14. Webinar: ENERGY STAR Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes...

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    ENERGY STAR Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes Webinar: ENERGY STAR Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes This presentation is from the Building America research ...

  15. Video: Energy Savings Performance Contracts Success Story-Northern...

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    Energy Savings Performance Contracts Success Story-Northern California TRACON Video: Energy Savings Performance Contracts Success Story-Northern California TRACON See how Federal ...

  16. Nissan Case Study for Superior Energy Performance | Department...

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    More Documents & Publications General Dynamics Case Study for Superior Energy Performance HARBEC, Inc. Case Study for Superior Energy Performance SEP Voluntary CostBenefit Form

  17. U.S. Department of Energy 2014 Strategic Sustainability Performance...

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    4 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan U.S. Department of Energy 2014 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan Document displays the U.S. Department of Energy's 2014...

  18. U.S. Department of Energy 2012 Strategic Sustainability Performance...

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    2 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan U.S. Department of Energy 2012 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan This document details the U.S. Department of Energy's 2012...

  19. Model Documents for an Energy Savings Performance Contract Project...

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    Model Documents for an Energy Savings Performance Contract Project Model Documents for an Energy Savings Performance Contract Project This page contains a model contract template ...

  20. Energy Savings Performance Contracting 14-hour Agency Onsite...

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    Energy Savings Performance Contracting 14-hour Agency Onsite Workshop Energy Savings Performance Contracting 14-hour Agency Onsite Workshop January 20, 2016 8:30AM PST to January...

  1. U.S. Department of Energy 2012 Strategic Sustainability Performance...

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    2012 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan U.S. Department of Energy 2012 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan This document details the U.S. Department of Energy's 2012 ...

  2. Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 13 - Energy Performance...

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    Series, Volume 13 - Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Perserving Historic Homes Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 13 - Energy Performance Techniques and ...

  3. June 30 Webinar: Measuring Energy Storage System Performance...

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    30 Webinar: Measuring Energy Storage System Performance: A GovernmentIndustry-Developed Protocol June 30 Webinar: Measuring Energy Storage System Performance: A Government...

  4. Fact Sheet: Codes and Standards for Energy Storage System Performance...

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    Codes and Standards for Energy Storage System Performance and Safety (June 2014) Fact Sheet: Codes and Standards for Energy Storage System Performance and Safety (June 2014) The ...

  5. Cost and Performance Comparison Baseline for Fossil Energy Power...

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

    and Performance Baseline for Fossil Energy Plants Volume 1: Bituminous Coal and Natural ... COST AND PERFORMANCE BASELINE FOR FOSSIL ENERGY PLANTS VOLUME 1: BITUMINOUS COAL AND ...

  6. An Evaluation of the Fort Polk Energy Savings Performance Contract...

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    An Evaluation of the Fort Polk Energy Savings Performance Contract Citation Details In-Document Search Title: An Evaluation of the Fort Polk Energy Savings Performance Contract The ...

  7. Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)- How to Select...

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    How to Select an Energy Service Company (ESCO) Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)- How to Select an Energy Service Company (ESCO) Provides a one page summary on key...

  8. Potential for the Use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts...

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    provides information on the use of energy savings performance contracts to reduce energy consumption and provide energy and cost savings in non-building applications. Download the ...

  9. Superior Energy Performance: New Website Live and Ready for Business...

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    Superior Energy Performance: New Website Live and Ready for Business January 16, 2014 - ... who want to prove their achievements in energy management and lower plant energy costs. ...

  10. Wave Energy Converter System Requirements and Performance Metrics

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    The Energy Department and Wave Energy Scotland are holding a joint workshop on wave energy converter (WEC) system requirements and performance metrics on Friday, February 26.

  11. U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Sustainability Performance...

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    Budget June 2, 2010 U.S. Department of ENERGY Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan ... 2010 United States Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 Department of Energy ...

  12. Superior Energy Performance: Getting the Most Value from ISO...

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    Superior Energy Performance cm : Getting the Most Value from ISO 50001- Energy Management Systems US Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office March 13, 2012 Aimee McKane ...

  13. Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)-Opportunities and

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    Advantages | Department of Energy Opportunities and Advantages Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)-Opportunities and Advantages Provides a one page summary of opportunities and advantages for utilizing Energy Savings Performance Contracting. Author: U.S. Department of Energy ESPC - Opportunities and Advantages (104.3 KB) More Documents & Publications Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)-The ESPC Process What is Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)? Energy

  14. Cummins Improves Energy Performance 12.6% with SEP

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    performance Learn more at energy.gov/betterbuildings/superior-energy-performance 2     From the building management system control room at the Rocky Mount Engine Plant, Cummins' Freddie Lacewell (building management system technician) can monitor energy use in any corner of the plant. Photo: Cummins Sustainability Report Learn more at energy.gov/betterbuildings/superior-energy-performance 3 Learn more at energy.gov/betterbuildings/superior-energy-performance 4 Cummins Rocky Mount

  15. How Energy Savings Performance Contracting Can Support State Climate and

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    Energy Planning | Department of Energy Savings Performance Contracting Can Support State Climate and Energy Planning How Energy Savings Performance Contracting Can Support State Climate and Energy Planning Provides states and their stakeholders with a short synopsis for what it would look like to include energy savings performance contracting in their climate and energy plans, including current activity at the national and state levels, best practices, energy savings examples,

  16. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) - Better Buildings Neighborhood Program at Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance: Home Performance with Energy Star® and Better Buildings Performance

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    Holzhauser, Andy; Jones, Chris; Faust, Jeremy; Meyer, Chris; Van Divender, Lisa

    2013-12-30

    The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (Energy Alliance) is a nonprofit economic development agency dedicated to helping Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky communities reduce energy consumption. The Energy Alliance has launched programs to educate homeowners, commercial property owners, and nonprofit organizations about energy efficiency opportunities they can use to drive energy use reductions and financial savings, while extending significant focus to creating/retaining jobs through these programs. The mission of the Energy Alliance is based on the premise that investment in energy efficiency can lead to transformative economic development in a region. With support from seven municipalities, the Energy Alliance began operation in early 2010 and has been among the fastest growing nonprofit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. The Energy Alliance offers two programs endorsed by the Department of Energy: the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program for homeowners and the Better Buildings Performance Program for commercial entities. Both programs couple expert guidance, project management, and education in energy efficiency best practices with incentives and innovative energy efficiency financing to help building owners effectively invest in the energy efficiency, comfort, health, longevity, and environmental impact of their residential or commercial buildings. The Energy Alliance has raised over $23 million of public and private capital to build a robust market for energy efficiency investment. Of the $23 million, $17 million was a direct grant from the Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP). The organization’s investments in energy efficiency projects in the residential and commercial sector have led to well over $50 million in direct economic activity and created over 375,000 hours of labor created or retained. In addition, over 250 workers have been trained through the Building Performance Training

  17. From Energy Audits to Home Performance: 30 Years of Articles in Home Energy Magazine

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    Meier, Alan

    2014-08-11

    Home Energy Magazine has been publishing articles about residential energy efficiency for 30 years. Its goal has been to disseminate technically reliable and neutral information to the practitioners, that is, professionals in the business of home energy efficiency. The articles, editorials, letters, and advertisements are a kind of window on the evolution of energy conservation technologies, policies, and organizations. Initially, the focus was on audits and simple retrofits, such as weatherstripping and insulation. Instrumentation was sparse sometimes limited to a ruler to measure depth of attic insulation and a blower door was exotic. CFLs were heavy, awkward bulbs which might, or might not, fit in a fixture. Saving air conditioning energy was not a priority. Solar energy was only for the most adventurous. Thirty years on, the technologies and business have moved beyond just insulating attics to the larger challenge of delivering home performance and achieving zero net energy. This shift reflects the success in reducing space heating energy and the need to create a profitable industry by providing more services. The leading edge of the residential energy services market is becoming much more sophisticated, offering both efficiency and solar systems. The challenge is to continue providing relevant and reliable information in a transformed industry and a revolutionized media landscape.

  18. DOE Sustainability SPOtlight U.S. Department of Energy Sustainability Performance Office

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

    Issue 42 February 2015 DOE Sustainability SPOtlight U.S. Department of Energy Sustainability Performance Office SUSTAINABILITY NEWS SPO Launces Sustainability Financial Assistance Program On January 26th, the Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) launched the SPO Funding Opportunity Announcement (SPOFOA), a first- of-its-kind program designed to expand sustainable technologies and practices across the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. SPOFOA offers financial assistance to DOE programs,

  19. Procedure for Measuring and Reporting Commercial Building Energy Performance

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    Barley, D.; Deru, M.; Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

    2005-10-01

    This procedure is intended to provide a standard method for measuring and characterizing the energy performance of commercial buildings. The procedure determines the energy consumption, electrical energy demand, and on-site energy production in existing commercial buildings of all types. The performance metrics determined here may be compared against benchmarks to evaluate performance and verify that performance targets have been achieved.

  20. Energy Savings Performance Contracting One-Day Workshop (Providence, RI)

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Workshop provides an introductory overview of the fundamentals of energy savings performance contracting (ESPC).

  1. K-12 Schools Project Performance Benchmarks | Department of Energy

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    K-12 Schools Project Performance Benchmarks K-12 Schools Project Performance Benchmarks Reports five major performance metrics that can be used to benchmark proposed energy service ...

  2. 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Sustainability Performance...

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    1 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan 2011 U.S. Department of Energy ...

  3. 2010 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Sustainability Performance...

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    0 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan 2010 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan 2010 U.S. Department of Energy ...

  4. 2010 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Sustainability Performance...

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    2010 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan 2010 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan 2010 U.S. Department of Energy ...

  5. Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs): Smart Approaches Toward

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    Energy Efficiency | Department of Energy Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs): Smart Approaches Toward Energy Efficiency Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs): Smart Approaches Toward Energy Efficiency February 10, 2015 1:00PM to 2:00PM EST Register

  6. Energy performance analysis of prototype electrochromic windows

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    Sullivan, R.; Rubin, M.; Selkowitz, S.

    1996-12-01

    This paper presents the results of a study investigating the energy performance of three newly developed prototype electrochromic devices. The DOE-2.1 E energy simulation program was used to analyze the annual cooling, lighting, and total electric energy use and peak demand as a function of window type and size. The authors simulated a prototypical commercial office building module located in the cooling-dominated locations of Phoenix, AZ and Miami, FL. Heating energy use was also studied in the heating-dominated location of Madison, WI. Daylight illuminance was used to control electrochromic state-switching. Two types of window systems were analyzed; i.e., the outer pane electrochromic glazing was combined with either a conventional low-E or a spectrally selective inner pane. The properties of the electrochromic glazings are based on measured data of new prototypes developed as part of a cooperative DOE-industry program. The results show the largest difference in annual electric energy performance between the different window types occurs in Phoenix and is about 6.5 kWh/m{sup 2} floor area (0.60 kWh/ft{sup 2}) which can represent a cost of about $.52/m{sup 2} ($.05/ft{sup 2}) using electricity costing $.08/kWh. In heating-dominated locations, the electrochromic should be maintained in its bleached state during the heating season to take advantage of beneficial solar heat gain which would reduce the amount of required heating. This also means that the electrochromic window with the largest solar heat gain coefficient is best.

  7. DOE Offers Conditional Commitment to Cape Wind Offshore Wind...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Read the full article: Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Cape Wind Offshore Wind Generation Project Addthis Related Articles Energy Department Offers Conditional ...

  8. Superior Energy Performance Chosen as Finalist for Electronics Award |

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    Department of Energy Technical Assistance » Superior Energy Performance » Superior Energy Performance Chosen as Finalist for Electronics Award Superior Energy Performance Chosen as Finalist for Electronics Award September 13, 2016 - 3:27pm Addthis The Superior Energy Performance(tm) (SEP) program administered through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) was named a finalist for the Green Electronics Council's 2016 Catalyst Award. This prestigious global competition honors creative solutions

  9. Superior Energy Performance: Getting the Most Value from ISO 50001 |

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

    Department of Energy Superior Energy Performance: Getting the Most Value from ISO 50001 Superior Energy Performance: Getting the Most Value from ISO 50001 This presentation describes ISO 50001 and explains how Superior Energy Performance can help get the most value from implementation of an Energy Management Standard. Superior Energy Performance: Getting the Most Value from ISO 50001 (March 13, 2012) (1.73 MB) More Documents & Publications Becoming a Certified Practitioner or a Certified

  10. Reducing Energy Use in Existing Homes by 30%: Learning From Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

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    Liaukus, C.

    2014-12-01

    The improvement of existing homes in the United States can have a much greater impact on overall residential energy use than the construction of highly efficient new homes. There are over 130 million existing housing units in the U.S., while annually new construction represents less than two percent of the total supply (U.S. Census Bureau, 2013). Therefore, the existing housing stock presents a clear opportunity and responsibility for Building America (BA) to guide the remodeling and retrofit market toward higher performance existing homes. There are active programs designed to improve the energy performance of existing homes. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) is a market-rate program among them. BARA's research in this project verified that the New Jersey HPwES program is achieving savings in existing homes that meet or exceed BA's goal of 30%. Among the 17 HPwES projects with utility data included in this report, 15 have actual energy savings ranging from 24% to 46%. Further, two of the homes achieved that level of energy savings without the costly replacement of heating and cooling equipment, which indicates that less costly envelope packages could be offered to consumers unable to invest in more costly mechanical packages, potentially creating broader market impact.

  11. Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide: Practical Ways to Improve Energy Performance, K-12 Schools (Book)

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    Not Available

    2013-12-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy developed the Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides (AERGs) to provide specific methodologies, information, and guidance to help energy managers and other stakeholders plan and execute energy efficiency improvements. Detailed technical discussion is fairly limited. Instead, we emphasize actionable information, practical methodologies, diverse case studies, and unbiased evaluations of the most promising retrofit energy efficiency measures for each building type. A series of AERGs is under development, addressing key segments of the commercial building stock. K-12 schools were selected as one of the highest priority building sectors, because schools affect the lives of most Americans. They also represent approximately 8% of the energy use and 10% of the floor area in commercial buildings nationwide. U.S. K-12 school districts spend more than $8 billion each year on energy - more than they spend on computers and textbooks combined. Most occupy older buildings that often have poor operational performance - more than 30% of schools were built before 1960. The average age of a school is about 42 years - which is nearly the expected serviceable lifespan of the building. K-12 schools offer unique opportunities for deep, cost-effective energy efficiency improvements, and this guide provides convenient and practical guidance for exploiting these opportunities in the context of public, private, and parochial schools.

  12. SOLICITATION, OFFER AND AWARD

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    DATA X M EVALUATION FACTORS FOR AWARD X H SPECIAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS OFFER (Must be ... Transfer as described in Contract Clause H.42 Uranium Transfer, to this contract is ...

  13. Guidance on Basic Best Practices in Management of Energy Performance

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    Buildings | Department of Energy on Basic Best Practices in Management of Energy Performance Buildings Guidance on Basic Best Practices in Management of Energy Performance Buildings Building energy management best practices 11_001_eecbg_sep_building_best_practice.pdf (206.26 KB) More Documents & Publications Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Program Guidance Grantee Letter SEP Guidance National Energy Policy Act Guide for State Energy Program and Energy Efficiency

  14. PIA - PAGE (Performance and Accountability for Grants in Energy System

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    Corporate Planning System (CPS) | Department of Energy PAGE (Performance and Accountability for Grants in Energy System Corporate Planning System (CPS) PIA - PAGE (Performance and Accountability for Grants in Energy System Corporate Planning System (CPS) PIA - PAGE (Performance and Accountability for Grants in Energy System Corporate Planning System (CPS) PIA - PAGE (Performance and Accountability for Grants in Energy System Corporate Planning System (CPS) (3 MB) More Documents &

  15. Cook Composites and Polymers Company Achieves Superior Energy Performance

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    Gold Certification | Department of Energy Cook Composites and Polymers Company Achieves Superior Energy Performance Gold Certification Cook Composites and Polymers Company Achieves Superior Energy Performance Gold Certification The case study highlights a Cook Composites and Polymers Co. (CCP) plant in Houston, Texas, as one of the first participants in the Superior Energy Performance (SEP) plant certification program. Cook Composites and Polymers Company Achieves Superior Energy Performance

  16. Superior Energy Performance Webinar: Detroit Diesel SEP Success, July 14,

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    2PM eastern time | Department of Energy Technical Assistance » Superior Energy Performance » Superior Energy Performance Webinar: Detroit Diesel SEP Success, July 14, 2PM eastern time Superior Energy Performance Webinar: Detroit Diesel SEP Success, July 14, 2PM eastern time July 6, 2016 - 2:13pm Addthis The DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) is pleased to announce the fourth webinar in its series highlighting U.S. manufacturing facilities that have achieved Superior Energy Performance

  17. FEMP Presents Latest Training Course on Advanced Energy Savings Performance Contracting

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    In this course, FEMP Technical Lead Kurmit Rockwell offers in-depth instruction on energy savings performance contracting (ESPC), including primary concepts, timelines, authorizing legislation, and stakeholder roles and responsibilities, and discusses key documents and processes related to the five phases of the ESPC development process.

  18. Project Facilitators for Federal Energy Savings Performance Contracts |

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    Department of Energy Project Facilitators for Federal Energy Savings Performance Contracts Project Facilitators for Federal Energy Savings Performance Contracts Federal agencies developing U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) energy savings performance contract (ESPC) projects are required to work with a DOE-approved federal project facilitator (PF). PFs are experienced, unbiased advisors who guide the agency acquisition team through the ESPC process. The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)

  19. DOE IDIQ Energy Savings Performance Contract Awarded Projects | Department

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    of Energy DOE IDIQ Energy Savings Performance Contract Awarded Projects DOE IDIQ Energy Savings Performance Contract Awarded Projects Excel spreadsheet summarizes the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) energy savings performance contract (ESPC) awarded projects. Data is reported at the time of project award. Selected project modification data is included. This data is subject to review by the Federal Energy Management Program and may be modified

  20. Energy Savings Performance Contracts for Federal Agencies | Department of

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

    Energy Contracts for Federal Agencies Energy Savings Performance Contracts for Federal Agencies Energy Savings Performance Contracts for Federal Agencies Energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) allow federal agencies to procure energy savings and facility improvements with no up-front capital costs or special appropriations from Congress. An ESPC is a partnership between an agency and an energy service company (ESCO). Agencies have used the ESPC contracting vehicle since 1998 to

  1. Sustainability Performance Office | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility Savannah River Site's Biomass Steam Plants ...

  2. Sustainability Performance Office News | Department of Energy

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

    Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2017" The Office ... Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2017." September ...

  3. Environmental Compliance Performance | Department of Energy

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

    Compliance Environmental Compliance Performance Environmental Compliance Performance Most Office of Environmental Management (EM) cleanup is being performed under the ...

  4. Energy Savings Performance Contracting 14-hour Agency Onsite Workshop

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Two-day workshop at General Services Administration Region 9 educates students about how to implement energy and water projects through an energy savings performance contract (ESPC).

  5. Including Retro-Commissioning in Federal Energy Savings Performance...

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

    Enabling Mass-Scale Financing for Federal Energy, Water, and Sustainability Projects Retro-Commissioning Increases Data Center Efficiency at Low Cost Energy Savings Performance ...

  6. Tri-Party Agreement for Energy Savings Performance Contracts

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Document outlines processes and considerations to help federal agencies begin U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) energy savings performance contract (ESPC) planning.

  7. Advanced Technology Planning for Federal Energy Savings Performance Contracts

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The Federal Energy Management Program helps agencies to identify and plan opportunities to deploy advanced technologies through federal energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs).

  8. HARBEC, Inc. Case Study for Superior Energy Performance | Department...

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

    facility in upstate New York implemented an energy management system that earned both ISO 50001 and Platinum Superior Energy Performance (SEP(tm)) certification. HARBEC, Inc. ...

  9. Part Two of New Energy Savings Performance Contracting Resources

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This Technical Assistance Program (TAP) webinar reviewed new Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) model documents developed by Energy Department experts and stakeholders.

  10. Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A...

  11. Utah Success Story - A Performance Contracting Program Energy...

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

    Program Energy Services Coalition 2010 performance contracting project to build a new central plant with thermal energy storage for its northern campus. CHALLENGE: Increase the...

  12. Using EnergyPlus to Perform Dehumidification Analysis on Building...

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

    ... Energy Conservation Code home, and a high-performance home in a hot-humid climate. ... Walker and Sherman (2007) showed that, for an International Energy Conservation Code ...

  13. Energy Savings Performance Contracts for Federal Agencies | Department...

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

    Energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) allow federal agencies to procure energy savings and facility improvements with no up-front capital costs or special appropriations ...

  14. Columbia Water & Light- Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Loan

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Columbia Water & Light (CWL) Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program allows Columbia residents to finance energy efficiency improvements to homes with affordable, low-interest loans with...

  15. DOE's Superior Energy Performance Program Publishes Early Results...

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

    Through SEP, industrial facilities implement the ISO 50001 energy management standard and pursue third-party verification of their energy performance improvements. Addthis Related ...

  16. Specification and implementation of IFC based performance metrics to support building life cycle assessment of hybrid energy systems

    SciTech Connect

    Morrissey, Elmer; O'Donnell, James; Keane, Marcus; Bazjanac, Vladimir

    2004-03-29

    Minimizing building life cycle energy consumption is becoming of paramount importance. Performance metrics tracking offers a clear and concise manner of relating design intent in a quantitative form. A methodology is discussed for storage and utilization of these performance metrics through an Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) instantiated Building Information Model (BIM). The paper focuses on storage of three sets of performance data from three distinct sources. An example of a performance metrics programming hierarchy is displayed for a heat pump and a solar array. Utilizing the sets of performance data, two discrete performance effectiveness ratios may be computed, thus offering an accurate method of quantitatively assessing building performance.

  17. Nissan: Automaker improves energy performance 7.2% with a four-month payback using Superior Energy Performance

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

    performance Case Study April 2016 Nissan Improves Energy Performance 24% over Six Years with SEP 1 Nissan's vehicle assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, improved its energy performance by 24% over six years by participating in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Superior Energy Performance® (SEP TM ) program. The plant first earned SEP certification at the Silver level in 2012 and was recertified to SEP at the Platinum level in 2015. Annual energy cost savings following Nissan's initial

  18. Nissan: Automaker improves energy performance 7.2% with a four-month payback using Superior Energy Performance

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

    energy.gov/betterbuildings/superior-energy-performance Case Study May 2015 HARBEC-a Specialty Plastics Manufacturer-Improves Energy Performance 16.5% with SEP HARBEC, Inc. worked with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office to successfully implement an energy management system (EnMS) that meets all requirements of ISO 50001 1 and Superior Energy Performance® (SEP TM ). HARBEC's implementation of the EnMS at its small plastics manufacturing facility in Ontario, New

  19. A Utility Regulator’s Guide to Data Access for Commercial Building Energy Performance Benchmarking

    SciTech Connect

    Existing Commercial Buildings Working Group

    2013-05-23

    Offers policy options and considerations to state utility commissions in providing access to energy use data to help commercial customers manage energy costs through building energy benchmarking.

  20. LPO Financial Performance Report | Department of Energy

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

    Financial Performance Report LPO Financial Performance Report LPO Financial Performance Report November 2014 (553.79 KB) More Documents & Publications PORTFOLIO PERFORMANCE LPO Financial Performance Report Powering New Markets: Utility-scale Photovoltaic Solar LPO_BROCHURE_CSP

  1. Measurement and Verification of Energy Savings and Performance...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Savings and Performance from Advanced Lighting Controls Measurement and Verification of Energy Savings and Performance from Advanced Lighting Controls This document provides a ...

  2. Energy Performance Benchmarking and Disclosure Policies for Public...

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

    Performance Benchmarking and Disclosure Policies for Public and Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Benchmarking and Disclosure Policies for Public and Commercial Buildings ...

  3. Energy Design Guidelines for High Performance Schools: Hot and...

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

    Design Guidelines for High Performance Schools: Hot and Humid Climates Energy Design Guidelines for High Performance Schools: Hot and Humid Climates School districts around the...

  4. Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Federal High Performance Computing...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Efficiency Opportunities in Federal High Performance Computing Data Centers Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Federal High Performance Computing Data Centers Case study describes ...

  5. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR -- 10 Years of Continued Growth...

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

    Home Performance with ENERGY STAR -- 10 Years of Continued Growth Home Performance with ENERGY STAR -- 10 Years of Continued Growth Provides an overview of the HPwES program, ...

  6. Assessing the Costs and Benefits of the Superior Energy Performance...

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

    Energy Performance (SEP(tm)) program have shown an average energy performance improvement of 10% in the first 18 months of implementing SEP with an average payback of 1.7 years. ...

  7. Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Federal High Performance Computing Data

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

    Centers | Department of Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Federal High Performance Computing Data Centers Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Federal High Performance Computing Data Centers Case study describes an outline of energy efficiency opportunities in federal high-performance computing data centers. Download the case study. (1.05 MB) More Documents & Publications Case Study: Opportunities to Improve Energy Efficiency in Three Federal Data Centers Case Study: Innovative Energy

  8. Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)-The ESPC Process |

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

    Department of Energy The ESPC Process Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)-The ESPC Process Describes the general Energy Savings Performance Contracting process, including a description and considerations for key steps as well as additional resources. Author: U.S. Department of Energy Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)-The ESPC Process (154.94 KB) More Documents & Publications FEMP Comprehensive ESPC Workshop Presentations Best Practices and Lessons Learned for

  9. Energy Savings Performance Contracts ENABLE Process and Resources |

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

    Department of Energy Project Financing » ENABLE Process » Energy Savings Performance Contracts ENABLE Process and Resources Energy Savings Performance Contracts ENABLE Process and Resources The Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE process uses the General Services Administration's (GSA) Award Schedule 84, SIN 246-53, as the procurement vehicle to award federal projects. The GSA schedule allows federal customers to quickly and easily select a qualified energy service company to

  10. Model Energy Savings Performance Contract, Schedules, and Exhibits |

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

    Department of Energy Model Energy Savings Performance Contract, Schedules, and Exhibits Model Energy Savings Performance Contract, Schedules, and Exhibits An Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) defines a project and establishes how it will be implemented during construction and how it will be managed through the entire term of the agreement, addressing construction details, roles and responsibilities of the Energy Service Company (ESCO) and the institution, and guaranteed savings

  11. Guidance on New Construction under an Energy Savings Performance Contract |

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

    Department of Energy on New Construction under an Energy Savings Performance Contract Guidance on New Construction under an Energy Savings Performance Contract Document covers the guidance of new construction under an energy savings performance contract (ESPC). Download the guidance on new construction under an ESPC. (151.99 KB) More Documents & Publications Practical Guide to Savings and Payments in FEMP ESPC Task Orders DOE Guidance on the Statutory Definition of Energy/Water

  12. Model Financing Solicitation for Energy Savings Performance Contracts |

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

    Department of Energy Financing Solicitation for Energy Savings Performance Contracts Model Financing Solicitation for Energy Savings Performance Contracts Financial firms may be competitively selected to provide financing, where the solicitation can be handled by the end-user or by an Energy Service Company (ESCO) on behalf of an institution as part of an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC). The financing agreement is a stand-alone document, separate from the ESPC, between the

  13. Guidance on New Construction under an Energy Savings Performance Contract

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

    Guidance on New Construction under an Energy Savings Performance Contract November 2013 This document provides guidance on the limitations on the use of an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) for the construction of a "new" building. 2 Guidance on "New" Construction under an Energy Savings Performance Contract Subject: Limitations on the use of an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) for the construction of a "new" building. Summary: In general, an ESPC

  14. Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Opportunities and...

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

    about how to finance your energy conservation measures without any upfront capital costs? ... with tomorrow's energy savings - without tapping your organization's capital budget. ...

  15. Occupational Safety Performance | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Occupational Safety Performance Occupational Safety Performance July 19, 2012 Occupational Safety Performance, DOE Quarterly TRC and DART Case Rates - Corporate Analysis of DOE ...

  16. June 30 Webinar: Measuring Energy Storage System Performance: A

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

    Government/Industry-Developed Protocol | Department of Energy 30 Webinar: Measuring Energy Storage System Performance: A Government/Industry-Developed Protocol June 30 Webinar: Measuring Energy Storage System Performance: A Government/Industry-Developed Protocol June 20, 2016 - 5:52pm Addthis The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Energy Storage Systems Program, through the support of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Sandia

  17. Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE Program | Department of

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

    Energy (ESPC) ENABLE Program Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE Program Fact sheet describes the Federal Energy Management Program's Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE program, which allows small federal facilities to realize energy and water savings in six months or less. ESPC ENABLE provides a standardized and streamlined process to install targeted energy conservation measures such as lighting, water fixtures, basic HVAC controls, simple HVAC system

  18. SOLICITATION, OFFER AND AWARD

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

    SOLANA SOLANA SOLANA SOLANA SOLANA SOLANA SOLANA SOLANA SOLANA SOLANA "SOLANA PROJECT SUMMARY In December 2010, the Department of Energy issued a $1.45 billion loan guarantee to finance Solana, a 250-MW parabolic trough concentrating solar power (CSP) plant with an innovative thermal energy storage system. Solana represents the first deployment of this thermal energy storage technology in the United States and is one of the largest projects of its kind in the world. It started commercial

  19. UltimateAdvisor offers

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

    UltimateAdvisor offers you comprehensive legal insurance at an affordable cost. Protect your family, finances and future from everyday legal issues without the high cost of attorney fees. ∙ Employee: $5.55 semi-monthly ∙ Employee plus child(ren): $7.62 semi-monthly Questions about your insurance? Call us toll-free at 800-247-4184 or visit ARAGLegalCenter.com, Access Code 14822lal. Your Opportunity to Enroll is Limited - Take Control Today! Legal Insurance from ARAG ® Affordable Legal

  20. Realizing High-Performance Buildings; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    SciTech Connect

    2015-03-02

    High-performance buildings (HPBs) are exceptional examples of both design and practice. Their energy footprints are small, and these are buildings that people want to work in because of their intelligent structure, operations, and coincident comfort. However, the operation of most buildings, even ones that are properly constructed and commissioned at the start, can deviate significantly from the original design intent over time, particularly due to control system overrides and growing plug and data center loads. With early planning for systems such as submetering and occupant engagement tools, operators can identify and remedy the problems. This guide is a primer for owners and owners’ representatives who are pursuing HPBs. It describes processes that have been successful in the planning, procurement, and operation of HPBs with exceptional energy efficiency. Much of the guidance offered results from a series of semi-structured conference calls with a technical advisory group of 15 owners and operators of prominent HPBs in the United States. The guide provides a prescription for planning, achieving, and maintaining an HPB. Although the guide focuses on the operations stage of buildings, many of the operations practices are specified during the planning stage.

  1. Energy Industry Days- Performance Contracting- Sacramento, CA

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is hosting several Energy Industry Day events to promote and publicize opportunities for small businesses seeking to meet DOE support requirements. Opportunities will be available for attendees to learn of potential partnerships with prime and subcontracting companies. These Energy Industry Day events would both support the agency's commitment to DOE's "Small Business First Policy" and would provide dedicated sessions that introduce Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) and other prime contract holders with small business.

  2. DOE Announces Webinars on Analysis in Clean Energy Manufacturing and Superior Energy Performance

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

  3. State Clean Energy Scorecard: Renewable Energy Performance and Policy Rankings

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This presentation summarizes the State Clean Energy Scorecard Project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program.

  4. Entergy Texas- Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Participation in the program involves several steps. A customer first selects a participating contractor, who completes an energy assessment of the home. Next, the customer selects the energy eff...

  5. SUPERIOR ENERGY PERFORMANCE DOCUMENTS INTERPRETATIONS | Department of

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    SUMMARY REPORT Department of Energy's Implementation of Selected Controls as Defined in the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 DOE-OIG-16-14 August 2016 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 August 4, 2016 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Rickey R. Hass Acting Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Summary Report on the "Department of Energy's Implementation of Selected Controls as Defined in the

  6. 2016 STRATEGIC SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE PLAN | Department of Energy

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

    2016 STRATEGIC SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE PLAN 2016 STRATEGIC SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE PLAN Document displays the U.S. Department of Energy's 2016 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan. 2016 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (574.98 KB) More Documents & Publications 2015 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan Guidance for Federal Agencies on E.O. 13514 Section 12, Federal Fleet Management U.S. Department of Energy 2014 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan

  7. 2013 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan | Department of Energy

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

    Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan 2013 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan 2013 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan, a report to the White House Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Management and Budget, June 2013, by the U.S. Department of Energy. 2013 DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan.pdf (1.7 MB) More Documents & Publications U.S. Department of Energy 2014 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan 2015 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan

  8. Contractor Past Performance Information | Department of Energy

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

    PDF icon Contractor Past Performance Information More Documents & Publications Contractor Past Performance Information Policy Flash 2015-11 Microsoft Word - AcqGuide42pt Nov 2010...

  9. Technology Performance Exchange | Department of Energy

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

    Technology Performance Exchange The Technology Performance Exchange(tm) (TPEx(tm)) is a Web-based portal that allows technology manufacturers, evaluators, utilities, consumers, ...

  10. Los Alamos offers participants hands-on experience with renewable...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Los Alamos offers participants hands-on experience with renewable energy technology Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Los Alamos offers participants hands-on experience...

  11. HVAC Performance Maps - 2014 BTO Peer Review | Department of Energy

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

    Performance Maps - 2014 BTO Peer Review HVAC Performance Maps - 2014 BTO Peer Review Presenter: Dane Christensen, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Through laboratory evaluation, this project will develop detailed data sets, termed "performance maps," of certain types of heat pumps. In fiscal year 2014, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will develop performance maps of residential variable speed heat pumps. The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program and

  12. General collaboration offer of Johnson Controls regarding the performance of air conditioning automatic control systems and other buildings` automatic control systems

    SciTech Connect

    Gniazdowski, J.

    1995-12-31

    JOHNSON CONTROLS manufactures measuring and control equipment (800 types) and is as well a {open_quotes}turn-key{close_quotes} supplier of complete automatic controls systems for heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigerating engineering branches. The Company also supplies Buildings` Computer-Based Supervision and Monitoring Systems that may be applied in both small and large structures. Since 1990 the company has been performing full-range trade and contracting activities on the Polish market. We have our own well-trained technical staff and we collaborate with a series of designing and contracting enterprises that enable us to have our projects carried out all over Poland. The prices of our supplies and services correspond with the level of the Polish market.

  13. Superior Energy Performance Program Touted in the News | Department of

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

    Energy Technical Assistance » Superior Energy Performance » Superior Energy Performance Program Touted in the News Superior Energy Performance Program Touted in the News July 24, 2014 - 2:34pm Addthis Benefits of the Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program were highlighted in ClimateWire, July 23, 2014. The article recounts how SEP led one Nissan plant to invest in operational changes that are now saving 264,000 gigajoules annually-and how a General Dynamics plant saved $536,000 in the

  14. Performance profiles of major energy producers 1996

    SciTech Connect

    1998-01-01

    This publication examines developments in the operations of the major US e energy-producing companies on a corporate level, by major line of business, by major function within each line of business, and by geographic area. In 1996, 24 companies filed Form EIA-28. The analysis and data presented in this report represents the operations of the Financial Reporting System companies in the context of their worldwide operations and in the context of the major energy markets which they serve. Both energy and nonenergy developments of these companies are analyzed. Although the focus is on developments in 1996, important trends prior to that time are also featured. Sections address energy markets in 1996; key financial developments; oil and gas exploration, development, and production; downstream petroleum in 1996; coal and alternative energy; and foreign direct investment in US energy. 30 figs., 104 tabs.

  15. Introduction to Energy Performance Contracting | Department of...

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

    (TAP) for state and local officials presentation at the December 16, 2009, TAP Webinar on energy savings contracts. Presentation 1 Presentation 2 More Documents & Publications...

  16. Energy Savings Performance Contract ENABLE Project Assistance...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    FEMP works closely with agencies to ensure successful ESPC ENABLE projects. FEMP works closely with agencies to ensure successful ESPC ENABLE projects. The Federal Energy ...

  17. Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC): FEMP Assistance

    SciTech Connect

    2012-11-01

    An ESPC is a working relationship between a Federal agency and an energy service company (ESCO). The ESCO conducts a comprehensive energy audit for the Federal facility and identifies improvements to save energy. In consultation with the Federal agency, the ESCO designs and constructs a project that meets the agency’s needs and arranges the necessary funding. The ESCO guarantees the improvements will generate energy cost savings sufficient to pay for the project over the term of the contract. After the contract ends, all additional cost savings accrue to the agency.

  18. The Superior Energy Performance program, administered by DOE, certifies industrial facilities that implement an ISO 50001 compliant energy management system and achieve improved energy performance.

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

    Superior Energy Performance® Certifying Increased Energy Productivity under ISO 50001 The Superior Energy Performance ® (SEP(tm)) program, administered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), certifies industrial facilities that implement an ISO 50001 compliant energy management system standard and achieve improved energy performance 1 . In addition DOE's SEP program adds a verification component that ensures energy savings. SEP builds on ISO 50001 and creates a roadmap that can guide

  19. Photovoltaic System Performance Basics | Department of Energy

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

    The performance of the system is therefore dependent on the performance of its components. Reliability The reliability of PV arrays is an important factor in the cost of PV systems ...

  20. Occupational Safety Performance | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    Safety Performance More Documents & Publications Acquisition and Project Management Continuous Improvement Presentation DOE ZERH Webinar: Efficient Hot Water Distribution I:...

  1. SOLICITATION, OFFER AND AWARD

    Energy Saver

    ADVANCED FOSSIL ENERGY PROJECTS Solicitation Number: DE-SOL-0006303 OMB Control Number: 1910-5134; OMB Expiration Date 11/30/2016 Announcement Type: Supplemental Supplement Date: June 22, 2016 The above-referenced Loan Guarantee Solicitation Announcement (the "Solicitation") is supplemented as set forth below (capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined have the meanings ascribed thereto in the Solicitation). Section V.A "Application Submission Schedule" is

  2. Building Energy Performance Data Transforming Markets

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update

    Statistically s igniBicant a t a 9 9.9% c onBidence i nterval Energy B enchmarking a nd T ransparency ENERGY S TAR R ating f or B uilding E f,iciency * EPA E NERGY S TAR o ffers a ...

  3. Environmental Compliance Performance | Department of Energy

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

    Compliance » Environmental Compliance Performance Environmental Compliance Performance Most Office of Environmental Management (EM) cleanup is being performed under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) through Federal Facility Agreements as well as under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) through various consent orders, agreements, and decrees with states. These agreements and orders identify milestones associated with cleanup actions

  4. EIS-0061: Energy Performance Standards for New Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Conservation and Solar Energy prepared this statement to assess the environmental and socioeconomic implications of implementing the Energy Performance Standard for new buildings, as mandated by Congress in Section 305 of the Energy Conservation Standards for New Buildings Ac t of 1976.

  5. DOE’s Superior Energy Performance Program Publishes Early Results

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Nine companies certified under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Superior Energy Performance Program (SEP) have shown an average energy performance improvement of 10% in the first 18 months of implementing SEP with an average payback of 1.7 years. These findings and other results are included in a paper presented at the July 2013 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry hosted by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and are now provided in a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) report, Assessing the Costs and Benefits of the Superior Energy Performance Program. Through SEP, industrial facilities implement the ISO 50001 energy management standard and pursue third-party verification of their energy performance improvements.

  6. Energy Savings Performance Contracting: A Primer for K-12 Schools

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The report, "Energy Savings Performance Contracting: A Primer for K-12 Schools," explains how schools can use ESPC to save money by improving building energy efficiency and reducing operating costs while increasing occupant comfort and productivity.

  7. Future Lighting Systems: The Path to Optimized Energy Performance

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Optimized Energy Performance Lightfair May 5-7, 2015 2 SSL technology is re-defining the role of lighting devices * SSL is the most energy efficient, flexible, controllable ...

  8. Accelerating Energy Savings Performance Contracting Through Model Statewide Programs

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Provides information on Energy Savings Performance Contracing (ESPC), including links to best practices and tools as well as the Accelerated ESCP initiative and types of assistance available. Author: Energy Services Coalition

  9. SUPERIOR ENERGY PERFORMANCE INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BEST PRACTICE SCORECARD

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Facilities seeking to use the Mature Energy Pathway to qualify for Superior Energy Performance (SEP)certification will use the SEP Industrial Facility Best Practice Scorecard to assess the...

  10. Energy Design Guidelines for High Performance Schools: Tropical Island Climates

    SciTech Connect

    2004-11-01

    Design guidelines outline high performance principles for the new or retrofit design of K-12 schools in tropical island climates. By incorporating energy improvements into construction or renovation plans, schools can reduce energy consumption and costs.

  11. Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)-How to Finance...

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

    How to Finance an ESPC Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)-How to Finance an ESPC Provides a one page summary on key steps involved in financing an Energy Savings ...

  12. MedImmune Case Study for Superior Energy Performance | Department of Energy

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

    Technical Assistance » Superior Energy Performance » MedImmune Case Study for Superior Energy Performance MedImmune Case Study for Superior Energy Performance MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, improved the energy performance of its Gaithersburg, Maryland facility by 8.5% by participating in the U.S. DOE's Superior Energy Performance® (SEP(tm)) program. MedImmune Case Study for Superior Energy Performance (2.49 MB) More Documents & Publications

  13. FY 2010 Annual Performance Report | Department of Energy

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

    Annual Performance Reports » FY 2010 Annual Performance Report FY 2010 Annual Performance Report Department of Energy's Annual Performance Report (APR) compares the Department's performance results for fiscal year 2010 with goals set in the President's fiscal year 2010 budget. The performance measures discussed in this report were outlined in the Department's congressional budget justifications and carried through the actual execution of the budget during the fiscal year. Performance

  14. AUDIT REPORT Energy Savings Performance Contract Review Board

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

    Review Board OAI-L-16-04 December 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 December 4, 2015 MEMORANDUM FOR THE DIRECTOR, SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE OFFICE FROM: Debra K. Solmonson, Director Eastern Audits Division Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "The Energy Savings Performance Contract Review Board" BACKGROUND Department of Energy (Department) sites use

  15. Energy Department's Loan Portfolio Continues Strong Performance While

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

    Deploying Innovation | Department of Energy Department's Loan Portfolio Continues Strong Performance While Deploying Innovation Energy Department's Loan Portfolio Continues Strong Performance While Deploying Innovation November 12, 2014 - 4:36pm Addthis Graphic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department. Graphic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department. Peter W. Davidson Peter W. Davidson Former Executive Director of the Loan Programs Office (LPO) At the

  16. Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes | Department of Energy

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

    Roadmap to High Performance Homes Building America Roadmap to High Performance Homes This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Technical Update meeting on April 29-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado. ba_roadmap_highperformance_werling.pdf (2.82 MB) More Documents & Publications Update on U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program Goals Update on U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program Goals Collective Impact for Zero Net Energy Homes

  17. Superior Energy Performance (SEP): AMO Technical Assistance Overview

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    Superior Energy Performance (SEP): AMO Technical Assistance Overview Paul Scheihing This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise restricted information. Better Plants and Superior Energy Performance DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office has two complementary programs: * Better Plants - Corporations set a goal, establish baseline, track energy use, and report data - Corporations report to DOE on an annual basis on a portfolio of facilities. * Superior Energy

  18. Webinar: ENERGY STAR Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes |

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    Department of Energy ENERGY STAR Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes Webinar: ENERGY STAR Hot Water Systems for High Performance Homes This presentation is from the Building America research team BA-PIRC webinar on September 30, 2011 providing informationprovide information about how to achieve energy savings from solar water heating, electric dedicated heat pump water heating, and gas tankless systems. es_hot_water_systems.pdf (7.66 MB) More Documents & Publications Tankless

  19. CONTINUED HIGH PERFORMANCE ENERGY MANAGEMENT COMPANY Fitesa

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    Washington, which transforms polymer pellets into sheets of non-woven fiber for diapers, wipes and filters, had been consuming about 19 million kWh of energy annually....

  20. Solar Performance and Efficiency | Department of Energy

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    August 20, 2013 - 2:58pm Addthis The conversion efficiency of a photovoltaic (PV) cell, or solar cell, is the percentage of the solar energy shining on a PV device that is ...

  1. Grid Performance and Reliability | Department of Energy

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    Systems Integration » Grid Performance and Reliability Grid Performance and Reliability 2 way power flow orange2.png As the solar industry moves towards achieving the SunShot Initiative goals, the nation's electricity grid must evolve to accommodate increasing amounts of distributed photovoltaic (PV) systems. Effectively interconnecting variable PV generation requires forward thinking and dynamic solutions to ensure compatibility with the existing grid. Projects in the Grid Performance and

  2. DOE SES PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT | Department of Energy

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    The FY 2015 performance appraisal cycle for both SES and SP members, which ... June 5, 2015 POLICY MEMORANDUM 1 Policy and Operating Procedures for Senior Executive ...

  3. Performance Systems Development | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Systems Development Jump to: navigation, search Name: Performance Systems Development Place: Ithaca, NY Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes...

  4. Cost and Performance Comparison Baseline for Fossil Energy Power...

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    blocks together into a new, revolutionary concept for future coal-based power and energy production. Objective To establish baseline performance and cost estimates for today's...

  5. BEDES: Creating A Common Data Language for Building Energy Performance...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    dictionary for the language of data. BEDES provides a standardized set of common terms and definitions that different repositories of building energy performance data can align to. ...

  6. State and Local Energy Savings Performance Contracting: Savings...

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    Savings Measurement and Verification (M&V) State and Local Energy Savings Performance Contracting: Savings Measurement and Verification (M&V) DOE's Technical Assistance Program ...

  7. Guidance on New Construction under an Energy Savings Performance...

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    covers the guidance of new construction under an energy savings performance contract. espcnewconguidance.pdf (151.99 KB) More Documents & Publications Practical Guide to Savings ...

  8. Assessing the Costs and Benefits of the Superior Energy Performance...

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    This paper focuses on the business value of Superior Energy Performance (SEP(tm)) and ISO 50001, providing an assessment of the costs and benefits associated with SEP ...

  9. White House Meeting Honors New Superior Energy Performance Members...

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    Addthis New Superior Energy Performance (SEP) members 3M Company, Cummins Inc., General Dynamics OTS, Nissan, Schneider Electric, and Volvo Group North America from industry, and ...

  10. Home Performance Contractor Pro Forma | Department of Energy

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    Home Performance Contractor Pro Forma, with program HR, assumptions, marketing actuals and costs, and more, as posted on the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings ...

  11. Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) - The ESPC Process

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    ... ESPC contract to ESCO for project implementation Fact Sheets on Solution Center: "The ESP Contract" and "How to Finance an ESPC" Model Energy Performance Contract, from ESC ...

  12. Integrating Solar PV into Energy Services Performance Contracts...

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    Solar PV into Energy Services Performance Contracts: Options for Local Governments Nationwide The guide contains several helpful resources, including a comprehensive list of ...

  13. Driving Accountability for Program Performance Using Measured Energy Savings (201)

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    Better Buildings Residential Network Peer Exchange Call Series: Driving Accountability for Program Performance Using Measured Energy Savings (201), November 12, 2015.

  14. Including Retro-Commissioning in Federal Energy Savings Performance Contracts

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Document describes guidance on the importance of (and steps to) including retro-commissioning in federal energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs).

  15. Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Savings Performance Contracts

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    Measurement and verification (M&V) activities help agencies confirm that legally and contractually required savings guarantees are met in federal energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs).

  16. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR -- 10 Years of Continued Growth!

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    eere.energy.gov energystar.gov Jason Bogovich SRA International Account Manager for Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® 10 Years of Continued Growth! 2 eere.energy.gov energystar.gov I. What is Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (HPwES)? II. How did HPwES get started? III. HPwES Successes IV. How do you become a HPwES Sponsor? V. Q&A/Discussion Agenda 3 eere.energy.gov energystar.gov * National voluntary program from the U.S. DOE * Whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency and

  17. Energy Savings Performance Contract ENABLE Webinar for Energy Service Companies

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    Presentation shown during a webinar for energy service companies (ESCOs). A transcript of the question and answers session of this webinar is also available.

  18. Home Performance Contractor Pro Forma | Department of Energy

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

    Home Performance Contractor Pro Forma, with program HR, assumptions, marketing actuals and costs, and more, as posted on the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program website. Home Performance Contractor Pro Forma (1.18 MB

  19. About the Building Performance Database | Department of Energy

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    Analysis Tools » Building Performance Database » About the Building Performance Database About the Building Performance Database Open data has fueled entrepreneurship and transformed business in industries such as weather, GPS and health. However, the lack of empirical data demonstrating the relationship between building characteristics and energy performance is one of the primary barriers in the energy efficiency market. Recent advances in technology such as smart meters, and market and

  20. Contact the Sustainability Performance Office | Department of Energy

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    Home » About » Contact the Sustainability Performance Office Contact the Sustainability Performance Office The U.S. Department of Energy Sustainability Performance Office oversees departmental sustainability efforts required by Executive Order 13693 and related Federal laws and regulations. For additional information, contact the Sustainability Performance Office, 202-586-8645. SPO Home About Contact Us

  1. Sandia Energy - PV Reliability & Performance Model

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

    15-06-01T20:13:00+00:00 This Web Demo model is a simplified "player" version of the Photovoltaic Reliability Performance Model (PV-RPM) currently in development at Sandia National...

  2. Performance Measurement of MEAs | Department of Energy

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    Performance Measurement of MEAs Performance Measurement of MEAs Presentation by Shyam S. Kocha at the October 2008 High Temperature Membrane Working Group Meeting htmwg_oct08_kocha.pdf (549.55 KB) More Documents & Publications 2016 Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell Workshop Testing Oxygen Reduction Reaction Activity with the Rotating Disc Electrode Technique Preliminary Agenda: October 2008 High Temperature Membrane Working Group Meeting

  3. High Performance Colloidal Nanocrystals | Department of Energy

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    Colloidal Nanocrystals High Performance Colloidal Nanocrystals Lead Performer: Lumisyn, LLC - Rochester, NY DOE Total Funding: $149,997 Project Term: February 22, 2016 - November 21, 2016 Funding Type: SBIR PROJECT OBJECTIVE Lumisyn has created a novel class of high-efficiency, nontoxic nanocrystals that overcome many longstanding problems with other alternatives but require improvements before being commercialized. This project will develop a model of the factors that contribute to high

  4. Superior Energy Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol for Industry

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    This Measurement and Verification Protocol for Industry defines the procedures that will be used to confirm conformance with the energy performance level requirements of the Superior Energy Performance® (SEP™) Program. The Program has two paths. This document is structured to reflect those different paths.

  5. Optical Humidity Sensors for Building Energy Performance and Air Quality

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

    Control | Department of Energy Optical Humidity Sensors for Building Energy Performance and Air Quality Control Optical Humidity Sensors for Building Energy Performance and Air Quality Control Artist rendering of the optical sensor for humidity monitoring under development. The sensor material is "interrogated" by an LED and a photodiode, and the signal is processed by the novel, all-digital phase detector. A minimal number of electronic parts are required, thus the electronic

  6. Energy Savings Performance Contracting Legislation Data and Other Resources

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    | Department of Energy Contracting Legislation Data and Other Resources Energy Savings Performance Contracting Legislation Data and Other Resources These tools provide data and information on Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) legislation across the 50 United States and five U.S. territories as well as state-specific resources and references regarding ESPCs. ESPC Resource Library.xlsx (195.5 KB) ESPC Legislation.xlsx (564.96 KB) More Documents & Publications Current Size and

  7. Energy Department Announces $13 Million to Advance Fuel Cell Performance

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    and Durability and Hydrogen Storage Technologies | Department of Energy 3 Million to Advance Fuel Cell Performance and Durability and Hydrogen Storage Technologies Energy Department Announces $13 Million to Advance Fuel Cell Performance and Durability and Hydrogen Storage Technologies July 6, 2016 - 12:28pm Addthis Today, the Energy Department (DOE) announced more than $13 million in funding for the advancement of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. These selected projects will leverage

  8. Energy Savings Performance Contract ENABLE for Federal Projects |

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    Department of Energy Contract ENABLE for Federal Projects Energy Savings Performance Contract ENABLE for Federal Projects ESPC ENABLE is a streamlined procurement process for small federal projects to install targeted ECMs in six months or less. ESPC ENABLE is a streamlined procurement process for small federal projects to install targeted ECMs in six months or less. Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE is designed to permit a standardized and streamlined procurement process for

  9. Energy Savings Performance Contract Federal Project Executives | Department

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    of Energy Contract Federal Project Executives Energy Savings Performance Contract Federal Project Executives Federal project executives (FPEs) help agencies launch energy savings performance contract (ESPC) projects. FPEs support agencies by helping with acquisition planning tasks. This includes: Providing an initial briefing to educate staff and management about ESPCs Helping to determine whether an ESPC project is feasible Helping to gain management support for an ESPC project Helping to

  10. High Performance, Low Cost Hydrogen Generation from Renewable Energy |

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

    Department of Energy Performance, Low Cost Hydrogen Generation from Renewable Energy High Performance, Low Cost Hydrogen Generation from Renewable Energy 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation pd071_ayers_2011_o.pdf (1.38 MB) More Documents & Publications Catalysis Working Group Meeting: June 2015 2014 Pathways to Commercial Success: Technologies and Products Supported by the Fuel Cell Technologies Office 2015

  11. High Performance Dielectrics - Energy Innovation Portal

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

    High Performance Dielectrics Sandia National Laboratories Contact SNL About This Technology Publications: PDF Document Publication Market Sheet (342 KB) Technology Marketing Summary Current dielectric materials are limited and unable to meet all operating, temperature, response frequency, size, and reliability requirements needed for uncooled high-reliability electronics. To address this problem, scientists at Sandia have developed a method for producing dielectric materials using engineered

  12. High Performance Window Attachments | Department of Energy

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    Window Attachments High Performance Window Attachments Emerging Technologies Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review emrgtech20_curcija_040413.pdf (2.09 MB) More Documents & Publications Fenestration Software Tools Advanced Facades, Daylighting, and Complex Fenestration Systems OpenStudio - 2013 Peer Review

  13. New Pilot Study on Sea Level Rise Offers Approach That Can Help Communities Assess Possible Impact of Sea Level Rise on Energy Assets

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    As part of our commitment to improve the resilience of our electric grid in the face of extreme weather events, OE has released findings of a pilot study that explores the feasibility of assessing the impacts of sea level rise on energy infrastructure. The goal of our study was to develop a method to identify energy facilities exposed to sea level rise (SLR) through 2100 that is flexible and scalable, uses existing and robust data sources, accounts for global and local sea level changes, and can incorporate results from regional studies.

  14. Sustainability Performance Office Calendar | Department of Energy

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    Tractor & Trailer | Department of Energy SuperTruck … Development and Demonstration of a Fuel-Efficient Class 8 Tractor & Trailer SuperTruck … Development and Demonstration of a Fuel-Efficient Class 8 Tractor & Trailer 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting vss064_jadin_2012_o.pdf (2.16 MB) More Documents & Publications SuperTruck … Development and Demonstration of a Fuel-Efficient Class 8

  15. NREL: Energy Systems Integration Facility - High-Performance Computing and

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

    Analytics High-Performance Computing and Analytics High-performance computing and analytic capabilities at the Energy Systems Integration Facility enable study and simulation of material properties, processes, and fully integrated systems that would otherwise be too expensive, too dangerous, or even impossible to study by direct experimentation. With state-of-the-art computational modeling and predictive simulation capabilities, the Energy System Integration Facility's high-performance

  16. Superior Energy Performance Industrial Facility Best Practice Scorecard

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Industrial facilities seeking to use the Mature Energy Pathway to qualify for Superior Energy Performance® (SEP™) certification will use the SEP Industrial Facility Best Practice Scorecard to assess the maturity of the facility’s energy management system. This scorecard describes credits that can be earned by implementing energy management system activities, processes or procedures that are “above and beyond” the requirements of ISO 50001.

  17. How to Finance an ESPC (Energy Savings Performance Contract)

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

    How to Finance an ESPC * Looking for ways to maximize and leverage funding? * Interested in learning more about how to finance your energy conservation measures without any upfront capital costs? If so, consider Energy Savings Performance Contracting. ESPC is a financial mechanism used to pay for today's facility upgrades with tomorrow's energy savings - without tapping your organization's capital budget. An ESPC constitutes a partnership between a facility owner and an energy service company

  18. Roadmap Toward a Predictive Performance-based Commercial Energy Code

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    Rosenberg, Michael I.; Hart, Philip R.

    2014-10-01

    Energy codes have provided significant increases in building efficiency over the last 38 years, since the first national energy model code was published in late 1975. The most commonly used path in energy codes, the prescriptive path, appears to be reaching a point of diminishing returns. The current focus on prescriptive codes has limitations including significant variation in actual energy performance depending on which prescriptive options are chosen, a lack of flexibility for designers and developers, and the inability to handle control optimization that is specific to building type and use. This paper provides a high level review of different options for energy codes, including prescriptive, prescriptive packages, EUI Target, outcome-based, and predictive performance approaches. This paper also explores a next generation commercial energy code approach that places a greater emphasis on performance-based criteria. A vision is outlined to serve as a roadmap for future commercial code development. That vision is based on code development being led by a specific approach to predictive energy performance combined with building specific prescriptive packages that are designed to be both cost-effective and to achieve a desired level of performance. Compliance with this new approach can be achieved by either meeting the performance target as demonstrated by whole building energy modeling, or by choosing one of the prescriptive packages.

  19. The Department of Energys Administration of Energy Savings Performance Contract Biomass Projects

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    Administration of Energy Savings Performance Contract Biomass Projects DOE/IG-0892 August 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 August 26, 2013 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "The Department of Energy's Administration of Energy Savings Performance Contract Biomass Projects" BACKGROUND Currently, biomass is the

  20. Revisit of Energy Use and Technologies of High Performance Buildings

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    Li, Cheng; Hong, Tianzhen

    2014-03-30

    Energy consumed by buildings accounts for one third of the world?s total primary energy use. Associated with the conscious of energy savings in buildings, High Performance Buildings (HPBs) has surged across the world, with wide promotion and adoption of various performance rating and certification systems. It is valuable to look into the actual energy performance of HPBs and to understand their influencing factors. To shed some light on this topic, this paper conducted a series of portfolio analysis based on a database of 51 high performance office buildings across the world. Analyses showed that the actual site Energy Use Intensity (EUI) of the 51 buildings varied by a factor of up to 11, indicating a large scale of variation of the actual energy performance of the current HPBs. Further analysis of the correlation between EUI and climate elucidated ubiquitous phenomenon of EUI scatter throughout all climate zones, implying that the weather is not a decisive factor, although important, for the actual energy consumption of an individual building. On the building size via EUI, analysis disclosed that smaller buildings have a tendency to achieving lower energy use. Even so, the correlation is not absolute since some large buildings demonstrated low energy use while some small buildings performed opposite. Concerning the technologies, statistics indicated that the application of some technologies had correlations with some specific building size and climate characteristic. However, it was still hard to pinpoint a set of technologies which was directly correlative with a group of low EUI buildings. It is concluded that no a single factor essentially determines the actual energy performance of HPBs. To deliver energy-efficient buildings, an integrated design taking account of climate, technology, occupant behavior as well as operation and maintenance should be implemented.

  1. Missing transverse energy performance of the CMS detector

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    Chatrchyan, Serguei; et al.

    2011-09-01

    During 2010 the LHC delivered pp collisions with a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. In this paper, the results of comprehensive studies of missing transverse energy as measured by the CMS detector are presented. The results cover the measurements of the scale and resolution for missing transverse energy, and the effects of multiple pp interactions within the same bunch crossings on the scale and resolution. Anomalous measurements of missing transverse energy are studied, and algorithms for their identification are described. The performances of several reconstruction algorithms for calculating missing transverse energy are compared. An algorithm, called missing-transverse-energy significance, which estimates the compatibility of the reconstructed missing transverse energy with zero, is described, and its performance is demonstrated.

  2. Solicitation, Offer and Award (SF-33)

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    RATING PAGE OF PAGES SOLICITATION, OFFER AND AWARD 1. THIS CONTRACT IS A RATED ORDER UNDER DPAS (15 CFR 350) 1 373 2. CONTRACT NO. 3. SOLICITATION NO. 4. TYPE OF SOLICITATION 5. DATE ISSUED 6. REQUISITION/PURCHASE NO. DE-RP36-07GO97036 SEALED BID (IFB) NEGOTIATED (RFP) 12/21/2007 36-07GO97036 7. ISSUED BY CODE 8. ADDRESS OFFER TO (If other than Item 7) Department of Energy Golden Field Office Golden, CO 80401 See L.8 NOTE: In sealed bid solicitations "offer" and "offeror"

  3. Optical Furnace offers improved semiconductor device processing

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    capabilities - Energy Innovation Portal Optical Furnace offers improved semiconductor device processing capabilities Award winning solar manufacturing process National Renewable Energy Laboratory Contact NREL About This Technology <p> <em>The highly versatile optical furnace provides semiconductor manufacturers with energy efficient methods to process devices in a high throughput capacity. &nbsp;</em></p> The highly versatile optical furnace provides semiconductor

  4. Fact Sheet INDUSTRIAL SUPERIOR ENERGY PERFORMANCE (SEP) RATEPAYER...

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

    How Do ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance (SEP(tm)) Fit into SEM? Published in 2011 with input from 56 countries, ISO 50001 is an international standard on best practices ...

  5. Home Performance Contractor Pro Forma | Department of Energy

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

    Excel sheet for program model, expenses, HR, and marketing, as posted on the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program website. Home Performance Contractor Pro Forma (1022.61 KB

  6. Researchers use Edison to Improve Performance, Energy Efficiency of

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    Bioinformatics Application Researchers use Edison to Improve Performance, Energy Efficiency of Bioinformatics Application Researchers use Edison to Improve Performance, Energy Efficiency of Bioinformatics Application September 13, 2016 Contact: Jon Bashor, jbashor@lbl.gov, 510-486-5849 wheat pasture grazing A team of computer scientists and geneticists from Iowa State University, the University of Maryland and the University of Arkansas have demonstrated significant speedups of the epiSNP

  7. BEDES: Creating A Common Data Language for Building Energy Performance

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    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) developed the Building Energy Data Exchange Specification, or BEDES, to overcome a key barrier preventing the exchange and integration of building performance information: the time and expense involved in sharing data.

  8. Energy Savings Performance Contract ENABLE Notices of Opportunity Released

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    via the General Services Administration eBuy | Department of Energy Notices of Opportunity Released via the General Services Administration eBuy Energy Savings Performance Contract ENABLE Notices of Opportunity Released via the General Services Administration eBuy Energy service company (ESCO) selection is done by an agency to pursue a proposed project. The selection process begins when an agency issues a request for quote or notice of opportunity (NOO) for its proposed project via the

  9. A New Model to Simulate Energy Performance of VRF Systems

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    Hong, Tianzhen; Pang, Xiufeng; Schetrit, Oren; Wang, Liping; Kasahara, Shinichi; Yura, Yoshinori; Hinokuma, Ryohei

    2014-03-30

    This paper presents a new model to simulate energy performance of variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems in heat pump operation mode (either cooling or heating is provided but not simultaneously). The main improvement of the new model is the introduction of the evaporating and condensing temperature in the indoor and outdoor unit capacity modifier functions. The independent variables in the capacity modifier functions of the existing VRF model in EnergyPlus are mainly room wet-bulb temperature and outdoor dry-bulb temperature in cooling mode and room dry-bulb temperature and outdoor wet-bulb temperature in heating mode. The new approach allows compliance with different specifications of each indoor unit so that the modeling accuracy is improved. The new VRF model was implemented in a custom version of EnergyPlus 7.2. This paper first describes the algorithm for the new VRF model, which is then used to simulate the energy performance of a VRF system in a Prototype House in California that complies with the requirements of Title 24 ? the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The VRF system performance is then compared with three other types of HVAC systems: the Title 24-2005 Baseline system, the traditional High Efficiency system, and the EnergyStar Heat Pump system in three typical California climates: Sunnyvale, Pasadena and Fresno. Calculated energy savings from the VRF systems are significant. The HVAC site energy savings range from 51 to 85percent, while the TDV (Time Dependent Valuation) energy savings range from 31 to 66percent compared to the Title 24 Baseline Systems across the three climates. The largest energy savings are in Fresno climate followed by Sunnyvale and Pasadena. The paper discusses various characteristics of the VRF systems contributing to the energy savings. It should be noted that these savings are calculated using the Title 24 prototype House D under standard operating conditions. Actual performance of the VRF systems for real

  10. Nanolubricants to Improve Chiller Performance | Department of Energy

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    Nanolubricants to Improve Chiller Performance Nanolubricants to Improve Chiller Performance Emerging Technologies Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review emrgtech14_kedzierski_040313.pdf (902.2 KB) More Documents & Publications Solid-State Energy Conversion Overview Vehicular Thermoelectrics: The New Green Technology Working Fluids Low Global Warming Potential Refrigerants - 2013 Peer Review

  11. Deep Energy Retrofit Performance Metric Comparison: Eight California Case Studies

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    Walker, Iain; Fisher, Jeremy; Less, Brennan

    2014-06-01

    In this paper we will present the results of monitored annual energy use data from eight residential Deep Energy Retrofit (DER) case studies using a variety of performance metrics. For each home, the details of the retrofits were analyzed, diagnostic tests to characterize the home were performed and the homes were monitored for total and individual end-use energy consumption for approximately one year. Annual performance in site and source energy, as well as carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions were determined on a per house, per person and per square foot basis to examine the sensitivity to these different metrics. All eight DERs showed consistent success in achieving substantial site energy and CO2e reductions, but some projects achieved very little, if any source energy reduction. This problem emerged in those homes that switched from natural gas to electricity for heating and hot water, resulting in energy consumption dominated by electricity use. This demonstrates the crucial importance of selecting an appropriate metric to be used in guiding retrofit decisions. Also, due to the dynamic nature of DERs, with changes in occupancy, size, layout, and comfort, several performance metrics might be necessary to understand a project’s success.

  12. An evaluation of the Fort Polk energy savings performance contract

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    Hughes, P.J.; Shonder, J.A.

    1998-11-01

    The US Army, in cooperation with an energy services company (ESCO), used private capital to retrofit 4,003 family housing units on the Fort Polk, Louisiana, military base with geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). The project was performed under an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) that provides for the Army and the ESCO to share the cost savings realized through the energy retrofit over the 20-year life of the contract. Under the terms of the contract, the ESCO is responsible for maintaining the GHPs and provides ongoing measurement and verification (M and V) to assure cost and energy savings to the Army. An independent evaluation conducted by the Department of Energy`s Oak Ridge National Laboratory indicates that the GHP systems in combination with other energy retrofit measures have reduced annual whole-community electrical consumption by 33%, and natural gas consumption by 100%. These energy savings correspond to an estimated reduction in CO{sub 2} emissions of 22,400 tons per year. Peak electrical demand has been reduced by 43%. The electrical energy and demand savings correspond to an improvement in the whole-community annual electric load factor from 0.52 to 0.62. As a result of the project, Fort Polk saves about $450,000 annually and benefits from complete renewal of the major energy consuming systems in family housing and maintenance of those systems for 20 years. Given the magnitude of the project, the cost and energy savings achieved, and the lessons learned during its design and implementation, the Fort Polk ESPC can provide a model for other housing-related energy savings performance contracts in both the public and private sectors.

  13. FEMP First Thursday Seminar Offers Training on New Federal

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    Energy-Efficiency Standards | Department of Energy First Thursday Seminar Offers Training on New Federal Energy-Efficiency Standards FEMP First Thursday Seminar Offers Training on New Federal Energy-Efficiency Standards February 24, 2014 - 5:26pm Addthis On April 3, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present a First Thursday Seminar on New Developments in Federal Energy Efficiency Standards. This training session will be led by Mark Halverson,

  14. Measure Guideline. Energy-Efficient Window Performance and Selection

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    Carmody, John; Haglund, Kerry

    2012-11-01

    This document provides guidelines for the selection of energy-efficient windows in new and existing residential construction in all U.S. climate zones. It includes information on window products, their attributes and performance. It provides cost/benefit information on window energy savings as well as information on non-energy benefits such as thermal comfort and reduced HVAC demands. The report also provides information on energy impacts of design decisions such as window orientation, total glazing area and shading devices and conditions. Information on resources for proper window installation is included as well.

  15. About the Sustainability Performance Office | Department of Energy

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    About the Sustainability Performance Office About the Sustainability Performance Office The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) oversees departmental sustainability efforts required by Executive Order 13693, Planning for Sustainability in the Next Decade and related Federal laws and regulations. SPO was created in 2010 to consolidate and streamline Departmental sustainability efforts. DOE Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability, outlines the roles and

  16. Mixed Analyte Performance Evaluation Program Flyer | Department of Energy

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    Mixed Analyte Performance Evaluation Program Flyer Mixed Analyte Performance Evaluation Program Flyer This flyer will explain the MAPEP program, its quality assurance oversight for environmental analytical services, and additional contact information about this program. MAPEP provides quality assurance oversight for environmental analytical services by performing semiannual proficiency testing and evaluation of laboratories managed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of

  17. Secretary Chu Offers $117 Million Conditional Commitment for Hawaii Wind

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

    Power Project | Department of Energy Offers $117 Million Conditional Commitment for Hawaii Wind Power Project Secretary Chu Offers $117 Million Conditional Commitment for Hawaii Wind Power Project March 5, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington DC --- U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced that the Department of Energy has offered a conditional commitment on a $117 million loan guarantee to finance the construction and start-up of an innovative 30 megawatt (MW) wind energy project in

  18. An Evaluation of the Fort Polk Energy Savings Performance Contract

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    Hughes, Patrick; Shonder, John A

    1998-08-01

    The US Army, in cooperation with an energy services company (ESCO), used private capital to retrofit 4003 family housing units on the Fort Polk, Louisiana, military base with geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). The project was performed under an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) that provides for the army and the ESCO to share the cost savings realized through the energy retrofit over the 20-year life of the contract. Under the terms of the contract, the ESCO is responsible for maintaining the GHPs and provides ongoing measurement and verification (M&V) to assure cost and energy savings to the Army. An independent evaluation conducted by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory indicates that the GHPS systems in combination with other energy retrofit measures have reduced annual whole-community electrical consumption by 33%, and natural gas consumption by 100%. These energy savings correspond to an estimated reduction in CO{sub 2} emissions of 22,400 tons per year. Peak electrical demand has been reduced by 43%. The electrical energy and demand savings correspond to an improvement in the whole-community annual electric load factor from 0.52 to 0.62. As a result of the project, Fort Polk saves about $450,000 annually and benefits from complete renewal of the major energy consuming systems in family housing and maintenance of those systems for 20 years. Given the magnitude of the project, the cost and energy savings achieved, and the lessons learned during its design and implementation, the Fort Polk ESPC can provide a model for other housing-related energy savings performance contracts in both the public and private sectors.

  19. Analysis of Photovoltaic System Energy Performance Evaluation Method

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    Kurtz, S.; Newmiller, J.; Kimber, A.; Flottemesch, R.; Riley, E.; Dierauf, T.; McKee, J.; Krishnani, P.

    2013-11-01

    Documentation of the energy yield of a large photovoltaic (PV) system over a substantial period can be useful to measure a performance guarantee, as an assessment of the health of the system, for verification of a performance model to then be applied to a new system, or for a variety of other purposes. Although the measurement of this performance metric might appear to be straight forward, there are a number of subtleties associated with variations in weather and imperfect data collection that complicate the determination and data analysis. A performance assessment is most valuable when it is completed with a very low uncertainty and when the subtleties are systematically addressed, yet currently no standard exists to guide this process. This report summarizes a draft methodology for an Energy Performance Evaluation Method, the philosophy behind the draft method, and the lessons that were learned by implementing the method.

  20. Performance of fuel cell for energy supply of passive house

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    Badea, G.; Felseghi, R. A. Mureşan, D.; Naghiu, G.; Răboacă, S. M.; Aşchilean, I.

    2015-12-23

    Hydrogen technology and passive house represent two concepts with a remarkable role for the efficiency and decarbonisation of energy systems in the residential buildings area. Through design and functionality, the passive house can make maximum use of all available energy resources. One of the solutions to supply energy of these types of buildings is the fuel cell, using this technology integrated into a system for generating electricity from renewable primary sources, which take the function of backup power (energy reserve) to cover peak load and meteorological intermittents. In this paper is presented the results of the case study that provide an analysis of the energy, environmental and financial performances regarding energy supply of passive house by power generation systems with fuel cell fed with electrolytic hydrogen produced by harnessing renewable energy sources available. Hybrid systems have been configured and operate in various conditions of use for five differentiated locations according to the main areas of solar irradiation from the Romanian map. Global performance of hybrid systems is directly influenced by the availability of renewable primary energy sources - particular geo-climatic characteristics of the building emplacement.

  1. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR: Utility Bill Analysis on Homes Participating in Austin Energy's Program

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    Belzer, D.; Mosey, G.; Dagher, L.; Plympton, P.

    2008-01-01

    Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) is a jointly managed program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This program focuses on improving energy efficiency in existing homes via a whole-house approach to assessing and improving a home's energy performance, and helping to protect the environment. As a local sponsor for HPwES, Austin Energy's HPwES program offers a complete home energy assessment and a list of recommendations for efficiency improvements, along with cost estimates. The owner can choose to implement only one or the complete set of energy conservation measures. Austin Energy facilitates the process by providing economic incentives to the homeowner through its HPwES Loan program and its HPwES Rebate program. In 2005, the total number of participants in both programs was approximately 1,400. Both programs are only available for improvements made by a participating HPwES contractor. The individual household billing data - encompassing more than 7,000 households - provided by Austin Energy provides a rich data set to estimate the impacts of its HPwES program. The length of the billing histories is sufficient to develop PRISM-type models of electricity use based on several years of monthly bills before and after the installation of the conservation measures. Individual household savings were estimated from a restricted version of a PRISM-type regression model where the reference temperature to define cooling (or heating degree days) was estimated along with other parameters. Because the statistical quality of the regression models varies across individual households, three separate samples were used to measure the aggregate results. The samples were distinguished on the basis of the statistical significance of the estimated (normalized) cooling consumption. A normalized measure of cooling consumption was based on average temperatures observed over the most recent nine-year period ending in 2006. This

  2. Validation of International Atomic Energy Agency Equipment Performance Requirements

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    Chiaro, PJ

    2004-02-17

    Performance requirements and testing protocols are needed to ensure that equipment used by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is reliable. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), through the US Support Program, tested equipment to validate performance requirements protocols used by the IAEA for the subject equipment categories. Performance protocol validation tests were performed in the Environmental Effects Laboratory in the categories for battery, DC power supply, and uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Specific test results for each piece of equipment used in the validation process are included in this report.

  3. Renewable Energy and the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol

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    Walker, A.; Thompson, A.; Mills, D.; Kats, G. H.

    1999-04-14

    The Renewables Subcommittee for the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) is developing a section of the IPMVP treating the special issues related to performance measurement of renewable energy systems. An industry consensus framework for measuring project benefits is important in realizing the promise of renewable energy. This work represents a voluntary, consensus-building process among sponsoring organizations from 21 countries and several disciplines. Measurement and Verification (M&V) can provide a common tool for standardization to support performance-based contracting, financing, and emissions trading. M&V can ensure that savings and generation requirements in energy projects will be achieved accurately and objectively. The protocol defines procedures that are consistently applicable to similar projects, internationally accepted, and reliable. Actual M&V project results can demonstrate success and provide developers, investors, lenders, and customers with more confidence in the value of future projects.

  4. Renewable energy and the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol

    SciTech Connect

    Walker, A.; Thompson, A.; Mills, D.; Kats, G.H.

    1999-07-01

    The Renewables Subcommittee for the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) is developing a section of the IPMVP treating the special issues related to performance measurement of renewable energy systems. An industry consensus framework for measuring project benefits is important in realizing the promise of renewable energy. This work represents a voluntary, consensus-building process among sponsoring organizations from 21 countries and several disciplines. Measurement and Verification (M and V) can provide a common tool for standardization to support performance-based contracting, financing, and emissions trading. M and V can ensure that savings and generation requirements in energy projects will be achieved accurately and objectively. The protocol defines procedures that are consistently applicable to similar projects, internationally accepted, and reliable. Actual M and V project results can demonstrate success and provide developers, investors, lenders, and customers with more confidence in the value of future projects.

  5. High Performance OLEDs with Air-stable Nanostructured Electrodes - Energy

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

    Innovation Portal Building Energy Efficiency Building Energy Efficiency Find More Like This Return to Search High Performance OLEDs with Air-stable Nanostructured Electrodes Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Contact LBL About This Technology Technology Marketing SummaryScientists at Berkeley Lab have modified the cathode-organic layer of an OLED device to significantly enhance electron injection efficiency and reduce the sensitivity of the cathode to environmental degradation by water

  6. High Power Performance Lithium Ion Battery - Energy Innovation Portal

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

    Energy Storage Energy Storage Advanced Materials Advanced Materials Find More Like This Return to Search High Power Performance Lithium Ion Battery Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Contact LBL About This Technology Hybrid Pulse Power Characterization Test (HPPC) results for 3 coin cells of various AB:PVDF ratios. Hybrid Pulse Power Characterization Test (HPPC) results for 3 coin cells of various AB:PVDF ratios. Technology Marketing SummaryGao Liu and colleagues at Berkeley Lab have

  7. High-performance Electrochemical Capacitors - Energy Innovation Portal

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

    Energy Storage Energy Storage Find More Like This Return to Search High-performance Electrochemical Capacitors Nanoscale metal oxide coatings on 3D carbon nanoarchitectures Naval Research Laboratory Contact NRL About This Technology Publications: PDF Document Publication ENE05FactSheet (310 KB) Technology Marketing Summary A capacitor comprising an anode, cathode, and an electrolyte, wherein the anode, the cathode, or both comprise a composite of porous carbon structure with a coating on the

  8. Request for Comments on Including Onsite Renewable Energy Generation under Energy Savings Performance Contracts

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) released this Request for Comments on February 1, 2016, in an effort to obtain information about potential obstacles associated with the implementation of onsite renewable energy generation projects under the federal Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) Authority, including potential issues with regard to project eligibility for the federal solar investment tax credit and the use of the ESPC ENABLE program for such projects.

  9. Request for Comment on the Tax Treatment of an Energy Savings Performance Contract Energy Sales Agreement

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) released this Request for Comments to gather information on the potential for an Energy Savings Performance Contract Energy Sales Agreement (ESPC ESA) project to qualify as a service contract under 26 U.S.C. § 7701(e) and thus remain eligible for the 26 U.S.C. § 48 solar investment tax credit (ITC).

  10. Measure Guideline: Energy-Efficient Window Performance and Selection

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    Carmody, J.; Haglund, K.

    2012-11-01

    This document provides guidelines for the selection of energy-efficient windows in new and existing residential construction in all US climate zones. It includes information on window products, their attributes and performance. It provides cost/benefit information on window energy savings as well as information on non-energy benefits such as thermal comfort and reduced HVAC demands. The document also provides information on energy impacts of design decisions such as window orientation, total glazing area and shading devices and conditions. Information on resources for proper window installation is included as well. This document is for builders, homeowners, designers and anyone making decisions about selecting energy efficient window. It is intended to complement other Building America information and efforts.

  11. High-Performance Computing and Visualization | Energy Systems Integration |

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    NREL High-Performance Computing and Visualization High-performance computing (HPC) and visualization at NREL propel technology innovation as a research tool by which scientists and engineers find new ways to tackle our nation's energy challenges-challenges that cannot be addressed through traditional experimentation alone. Photo of two men standing in front of a 3D visualization screen These research efforts will save time and money and significantly improve the likelihood of breakthroughs

  12. Energy Savings Performance Contracts ENABLE Process and Resources

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    The Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE process uses General Services Administration Award Schedule 84, SIN 246-53 as the procurement vehicle to award federal projects. The Schedule allows federal customers to quickly and easily select a qualified contractor to perform an investment grade audit and ultimately develop and install the project. The Schedule also distinguishes vendors that hold small business designations, allowing customers to execute small business set asides if included in their acquisition planning strategy.

  13. Energy Proportionality and Performance in Data Parallel Computing Clusters

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    Kim, Jinoh; Chou, Jerry; Rotem, Doron

    2011-02-14

    Energy consumption in datacenters has recently become a major concern due to the rising operational costs andscalability issues. Recent solutions to this problem propose the principle of energy proportionality, i.e., the amount of energy consumedby the server nodes must be proportional to the amount of work performed. For data parallelism and fault tolerancepurposes, most common file systems used in MapReduce-type clusters maintain a set of replicas for each data block. A coveringset is a group of nodes that together contain at least one replica of the data blocks needed for performing computing tasks. In thiswork, we develop and analyze algorithms to maintain energy proportionality by discovering a covering set that minimizesenergy consumption while placing the remaining nodes in lowpower standby mode. Our algorithms can also discover coveringsets in heterogeneous computing environments. In order to allow more data parallelism, we generalize our algorithms so that itcan discover k-covering sets, i.e., a set of nodes that contain at least k replicas of the data blocks. Our experimental results showthat we can achieve substantial energy saving without significant performance loss in diverse cluster configurations and workingenvironments.

  14. Habitability and energy performance of earth sheltered dwellings

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    Boyer, L.L.; Grondzik, W.T.

    1980-12-01

    The High Plains region of the central United States has become host to an emerging dwelling concept which incorporates the use of earth shelter technologies. Traditionally, inhabitants of this region have been sensitized to the need for windstorm protection. More recently, dramatic potentials for energy savings have served as a strong secondary inducement to the exploration of earth sheltered housing as an energy alternative. Habitability and passive energy design of earth sheltered structures are key focal elements being investigated at Oklahoma State University. Habitability aspects have received little treatment elsewhere, and existing passive energy design strategies have generally not considered the passive cooling benefits of earth sheltered construction. Extended questionnaires were used to obtain earth sheltered occupant responses to both habitability and energy design aspects including measured energy usage. Preliminary analysis has been completed on about 80 (eighty) projects in the State of Oklahoma, and the study is being extended to 8 (eight) additional surrounding states. Initial results indicate that occupants are generally satisfied with such attributes as structural safety, thermal comfort, and acoustical environment; but have some reservations concerning daylighting, site design, and energy design and performance. Energy usage patterns tend to indicate that, in fact, sizeable savings are being realized by owners of current generation earth shelters. However, it is anticipated that with optimized passive systems design, the presently realized savings could be further increased by perhaps a factor of two. An appropriate design balance must be realized between passive heating and passive cooling needs.

  15. Model Energy Savings Performance Contract, Schedules, and Exhibits

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    The Energy Savings Performance Contract defines the project, establishing how it will be implemented during construction and how it will be managed through the entire term of the agreement, addressing construction details, roles and responsibilities of the ESCO and Institution, and guaranteed savings through measurement and verification.

  16. Program optimizations: The interplay between power, performance, and energy

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    Leon, Edgar A.; Karlin, Ian; Grant, Ryan E.; Dosanjh, Matthew

    2016-05-16

    Practical considerations for future supercomputer designs will impose limits on both instantaneous power consumption and total energy consumption. Working within these constraints while providing the maximum possible performance, application developers will need to optimize their code for speed alongside power and energy concerns. This paper analyzes the effectiveness of several code optimizations including loop fusion, data structure transformations, and global allocations. A per component measurement and analysis of different architectures is performed, enabling the examination of code optimizations on different compute subsystems. Using an explicit hydrodynamics proxy application from the U.S. Department of Energy, LULESH, we show how code optimizationsmore » impact different computational phases of the simulation. This provides insight for simulation developers into the best optimizations to use during particular simulation compute phases when optimizing code for future supercomputing platforms. Here, we examine and contrast both x86 and Blue Gene architectures with respect to these optimizations.« less

  17. Energy Design Guidelines for High Performance Schools: Arctic and Subarctic Climates

    SciTech Connect

    2004-11-01

    Energy Design Guidelines for High Performance Schools book detailing DOE's EnergySmart Schools Program for Arctic Climates.

  18. MedImmune Improves Energy Performance 8.5% to Achieve Quick Payback

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

    Case Study July 2016 Learn more at energy.gov/betterbuildings/superior-energy-performance 2     Learn more at energy.gov/betterbuildings/superior-energy-performance 3 Learn more at energy.gov/betterbuildings/superior-energy-performance 4 Learn more at energy.gov/betterbuildings/superior-energy-performance 5       Learn more at energy.gov/betterbuildings/superior-energy-performance 6 Monitoring and Metering Equipment $6,000 4% Energy Management Software $11,000 8%

  19. Nissan: Automaker improves energy performance 7.2% with a four...

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

    USA, Superior Energy Performance Nissan Automaker improves energy performance 7.2% with a ... Nissan's corporate Green Program 2016 promotes sustainability and sets ambitious ...

  20. Energy Performance Testing of Aseteks RackCDU System at NRELs...

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

    Energy Performance Testing of Asetek's RackCDU System at NREL's High Performance Computing ... and Chris Ravenscroft National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technical Report NREL...

  1. Targeting 100! Advanced Energy Efficient Building Technologies for High Performance Hospitals: Executive Summary.

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    Burpee, Heather; Loveland, Joel; Helmers, Aaron

    2015-09-02

    This research, Targeting 100!, provides a conceptual framework and decision-making structure at a schematic design level of precision for hospital owners, architects and engineers to radically reduce energy use in hospitals. Following the goals of Architecture 2030 and The 2030 Challenge, it offers access to design strategies and the cost implications of those strategies for new hospitals to utilize 60% less energy. The name, Targeting 100!, comes from the 2030 Challenge energy reduction goal for hospitals; a 60% energy use reduction from typical acute care hospital targets approximately 100 KBtu/SF Year, thus the name “Targeting 100!”. Targeting 100! was developed through funding partnerships with the US Department of Energy and the Northwest Energy Efficiency’s BetterBricks Initiative. The technical team was led by the University of Washington Integrated Design Lab supported by deep collaboration with Solarc Architecture and Engineering, TBD Cost Consultants, and NBBJ Architecture. Through extensive research and design development, Targeting 100! provides a framework for developing high performance healthcare projects today and into the future. An online tool houses a Targeting 100! knowlegebase and roadmap. It can be accessed at: www.idlseattle.com/t100. The webtool is structured from high-level overview materials to detailed library with modeling inputs and outputs, providing a comprehensive report of the background, data, and outcomes from the project.

  2. How Energy Savings Performance Contracting Can Support State Climate and Energy Planning

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

    How Energy Savings Performance Contracting Can Support State Climate and Energy Planning energy.gov/eere/slsc/EEopportunities March 18, 2016 2 About this Presentation Slide Overview * Summary * Purpose and Benefits * Current Status * State and Local Role * Best Practices in Implementation * National Savings Estimates * Savings Examples from States * Cost-Effectiveness * Evaluation, Measurement, & Verification * DOE Support * Additional Resources * On the Horizon This short presentation is

  3. Nanofilm Coatings Improve Battery Performance - Energy Innovation Portal

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    Energy Storage Energy Storage Advanced Materials Advanced Materials Find More Like This Return to Search Nanofilm Coatings Improve Battery Performance Argonne National Laboratory Contact ANL About This Technology <p> TEM 2.5-nm-thick nano-coated ultrathin film on lithium-ion cathode particle surface; coating is highly uniform, in contrast to films applied through conventional technology (for reference, bar in lower-left corner measures 5 nm)</p> TEM 2.5-nm-thick nano-coated ultrathin

  4. BigHorn Home Improvement Center Energy Performance: Preprint

    SciTech Connect

    Deru, M.; Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

    2006-04-01

    This is one of the nation's first commercial building projects to integrate extensive high-performance design into a retail space. The extensive use of natural light, combined with energy-efficient electrical lighting design, provides good illumination and excellent energy savings. The reduced lighting loads, management of solar gains, and cool climate allow natural ventilation to meet the cooling loads. A hydronic radiant floor system, gas-fired radiant heaters, and a transpired solar collector deliver heat. An 8.9-kW roof-integrated photovoltaic (PV) system offsets a portion of the electricity.

  5. Methods of performing downhole operations using orbital vibrator energy sources

    DOEpatents

    Cole, Jack H.; Weinberg, David M.; Wilson, Dennis R.

    2004-02-17

    Methods of performing down hole operations in a wellbore. A vibrational source is positioned within a tubular member such that an annulus is formed between the vibrational source and an interior surface of the tubular member. A fluid medium, such as high bulk modulus drilling mud, is disposed within the annulus. The vibrational source forms a fluid coupling with the tubular member through the fluid medium to transfer vibrational energy to the tubular member. The vibrational energy may be used, for example, to free a stuck tubular, consolidate a cement slurry and/or detect voids within a cement slurry prior to the curing thereof.

  6. Potential for the Use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts to Reduce Energy Consumption and Provide Energy and Cost Savings in Non-Building Applications

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    Document provides information on the use of energy savings performance contracts to reduce energy consumption and provide energy and cost savings in non-building applications.

  7. Interim performance criteria for photovoltaic energy systems. [Glossary included

    SciTech Connect

    DeBlasio, R.; Forman, S.; Hogan, S.; Nuss, G.; Post, H.; Ross, R.; Schafft, H.

    1980-12-01

    This document is a response to the Photovoltaic Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-590) which required the generation of performance criteria for photovoltaic energy systems. Since the document is evolutionary and will be updated, the term interim is used. More than 50 experts in the photovoltaic field have contributed in the writing and review of the 179 performance criteria listed in this document. The performance criteria address characteristics of present-day photovoltaic systems that are of interest to manufacturers, government agencies, purchasers, and all others interested in various aspects of photovoltaic system performance and safety. The performance criteria apply to the system as a whole and to its possible subsystems: array, power conditioning, monitor and control, storage, cabling, and power distribution. They are further categorized according to the following performance attributes: electrical, thermal, mechanical/structural, safety, durability/reliability, installation/operation/maintenance, and building/site. Each criterion contains a statement of expected performance (nonprescriptive), a method of evaluation, and a commentary with further information or justification. Over 50 references for background information are also given. A glossary with definitions relevant to photovoltaic systems and a section on test methods are presented in the appendices. Twenty test methods are included to measure performance characteristics of the subsystem elements. These test methods and other parts of the document will be expanded or revised as future experience and needs dictate.

  8. DEEP: A Database of Energy Efficiency Performance to Accelerate Energy Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings

    SciTech Connect

    Hoon Lee, Sang; Hong, Tianzhen; Sawaya, Geof; Chen, Yixing; Piette, Mary Ann

    2015-05-01

    The paper presents a method and process to establish a database of energy efficiency performance (DEEP) to enable quick and accurate assessment of energy retrofit of commercial buildings. DEEP was compiled from results of about 35 million EnergyPlus simulations. DEEP provides energy savings for screening and evaluation of retrofit measures targeting the small and medium-sized office and retail buildings in California. The prototype building models are developed for a comprehensive assessment of building energy performance based on DOE commercial reference buildings and the California DEER prototype buildings. The prototype buildings represent seven building types across six vintages of constructions and 16 California climate zones. DEEP uses these prototypes to evaluate energy performance of about 100 energy conservation measures covering envelope, lighting, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, plug-loads, and domestic hot water. DEEP consists the energy simulation results for individual retrofit measures as well as packages of measures to consider interactive effects between multiple measures. The large scale EnergyPlus simulations are being conducted on the super computers at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The pre-simulation database is a part of an on-going project to develop a web-based retrofit toolkit for small and medium-sized commercial buildings in California, which provides real-time energy retrofit feedback by querying DEEP with recommended measures, estimated energy savings and financial payback period based on users’ decision criteria of maximizing energy savings, energy cost savings, carbon reduction, or payback of investment. The pre-simulated database and associated comprehensive measure analysis enhances the ability to performance assessments of retrofits to reduce energy use for small and medium buildings and business owners who typically do not have resources to conduct

  9. NREL Evaluates Performance of Fast-Charge Electric Buses, Highlights in Research and Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    This real-world performance evaluation is designed to enhance understanding of the overall usage and effectiveness of electric buses in transit operation and to provide unbiased technical information to other agencies interested in adding such vehicles to their fleets. Key Result Initial results indicate that the electric buses under study offer significant fuel and emissions savings. The final results will help Foothill Transit optimize the energy-saving potential of its transit fleet.

  10. Analysis of Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Measure Packages

    SciTech Connect

    Baker, J.; Yee, S.; Brand, L.

    2013-09-01

    Through the Chicagoland Single Family Housing Characterization and Retrofit Prioritization report, the Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit research team characterized 15 housing types in the Chicagoland region based on assessor data, utility billing history, and available data from prior energy efficiency programs. Within these 15 groups, a subset showed the greatest opportunity for energy savings based on BEopt Version 1.1 modeling of potential energy efficiency package options and the percent of the housing stock represented by each group. In this project, collected field data from a whole-home program in Illinois are utilized to compare marketplace-installed measures to the energy saving optimal packages previously developed for the 15 housing types. Housing type, conditions, energy efficiency measures installed, and retrofit cost information were collected from 19 homes that participated in the Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program in 2012, representing eight of the characterized housing groups. Two were selected for further case study analysis to provide an illustration of the differences between optimal and actually installed measures. Taken together, these homes are representative of 34.8% of the Chicagoland residential building stock. In one instance, actual installed measures closely matched optimal recommended measures.

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

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (WPS Customers Only) Through the Home Performance with Energy Star program, Focus on Energy offers in-home energy audits and cash incentives for...

  12. Technology Test Drive: PNNL Offers Exploratory Licenses | Department of

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

    Energy Technology Test Drive: PNNL Offers Exploratory Licenses Technology Test Drive: PNNL Offers Exploratory Licenses May 10, 2016 - 11:59am Addthis News release from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, May 9, 2016. RICHLAND, Wash. - Signing a two-page agreement and paying just $1,000 can get U.S. companies an opportunity to test drive promising technologies through a new, user-friendly commercialization option being offered at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National

  13. EERE Success Story-Software Platform Offers Underserved Smaller Buildings

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

    Sector an Innovative Solution for Cutting Energy Costs and Waste | Department of Energy Software Platform Offers Underserved Smaller Buildings Sector an Innovative Solution for Cutting Energy Costs and Waste EERE Success Story-Software Platform Offers Underserved Smaller Buildings Sector an Innovative Solution for Cutting Energy Costs and Waste August 4, 2016 - 11:34am Addthis BEMOSS deployment in Equipment Bureau building in Arlington, VA, for control of lighting circuits. Photo Courtesy:

  14. DOE Guidance on the Elements Necessary to Qualify as an Energy Conservation Measure Under an Energy Savings Performance Contract

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Document provides guidance on the statuatory definition of "energy conservation measure" (ECM) for the purpose of a Federal energy savings performance contract (ESPC).

  15. Energy Savings Performance Contracting-Savings Measurement and Verification Transcript 2-24-2011.doc

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Energy Savings Performance Contracting-Savings Measurement and Verification Transcript 2-24-2011.doc

  16. Wind Energy Technology Trends: Comparing and Contrasting Recent Cost and Performance Forecasts (Poster)

    SciTech Connect

    Lantz, E.; Hand, M.

    2010-05-01

    Poster depicts wind energy technology trends, comparing and contrasting recent cost and performance forecasts.

  17. State and Local Energy Savings Performance Contracting: Savings Measurement and Verification (M&V)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    State and Local Energy Savings Performance Contracting: Savings Measurement and Verification (M&V) Webinar.

  18. Energy Department Updates Home Energy Scoring Tool for Advancing Residential Energy Performance

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    As part of the Energy Department's commitment to helping families across the U.S. save money by saving energy, the Department announced today its first major software update to the Home Energy Scoring Tool, developed by the Department's Building Technologies Office and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

  19. DOE Announces Webinar on Tying Energy Efficiency to Compensation and Performance Reviews, and More

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

  20. DOE Announces Webinars on High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Tribal Renewable Energy, and More

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

  1. Assessing the Costs and Benefits of the Superior Energy Performance Program

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

    Presentation | Department of Energy Presentation Assessing the Costs and Benefits of the Superior Energy Performance Program Presentation Superior Energy Performance logo Nine companies certified under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Superior Energy Performance® (SEP(tm)) program have shown an average energy performance improvement of 10% in the first 18 months of implementing SEP with an average payback of 1.7 years. These findings and other results were presented at the July 2013

  2. Diversification and performance in the US energy industry

    SciTech Connect

    Mayo, J.W.

    1982-01-01

    Several fundamental questions about multiple output firms and industrial structure are addressed. What factors might motivate multiproduct operations. Into what product lines is a firm likely to expand. What relationships emerge between multiple-product operations and firm costs. What are the likely impacts of multiproduct operations on firm prices. A framework relating firm motives, action, and performance is posited in which these questions are addressed, both in general and in the specific case of multiproduct energy firms. Next, the multiproduct characteristics of major energy producers are examined and provide a basis for empirical analysis of these firms. Potential motives for energy-firm diversification and the subsequent impact on performance of the firm are e investigated. Four potential motives are identified: technical economies, market power, financial economies, and government regulation and taxation. In order to examine the possibility that technical economies motivated petroleum-firm diversification, the theory of the multiproduct firm is drawn upon and extended empirically. The general conditions under which firm diversification for the attainment of financial economies are identified and are examined for petroleum-firm diversification into coal. Finally, several ways that government regulation or taxation may motivate petroleum-firm diversification are identified.

  3. A review of technologies and performances of thermal treatment systems for energy recovery from waste

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    Lombardi, Lidia; Carnevale, Ennio; Corti, Andrea

    2015-03-15

    Highlights: • The topic of energy recovery from waste by thermal treatment is reviewed. • Combustion, gasification and pyrolysis were considered. • Data about energy recovery performances were collected and compared. • Main limitations to high values of energy performances were illustrated. • Diffusion of energy recovery from waste in EU, USA and other countries was discussed. - Abstract: The aim of this work is to identify the current level of energy recovery through waste thermal treatment. The state of the art in energy recovery from waste was investigated, highlighting the differences for different types of thermal treatment, considering combustion/incineration, gasification and pyrolysis. Also different types of wastes – Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) or Solid Refuse Fuels (SRF) and some typologies of Industrial Waste (IW) (sludge, plastic scraps, etc.) – were included in the analysis. The investigation was carried out mainly reviewing papers, published in scientific journals and conferences, but also considering technical reports, to gather more information. In particular the goal of this review work was to synthesize studies in order to compare the values of energy conversion efficiencies measured or calculated for different types of thermal processes and different types of waste. It emerged that the dominant type of thermal treatment is incineration associated to energy recovery in a steam cycle. When waste gasification is applied, the produced syngas is generally combusted in a boiler to generate steam for energy recovery in a steam cycle. For both the possibilities – incineration or gasification – cogeneration is the mean to improve energy recovery, especially for small scale plants. In the case of only electricity production, the achievable values are strongly dependent on the plant size: for large plant size, where advanced technical solutions can be applied and sustained from an economic point of view, net

  4. 2010 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan |

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    Department of Energy 0 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan 2010 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan 2010 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan developed as required by Executive Order 13514. doe_sspp.pdf (1.16 MB) More Documents & Publications 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan DOE Sustainability Performance Office FY14 Budget At-a-Glance Department of

  5. 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan |

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    Department of Energy 1 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan developed as required by Executive Order 13514. doe_sspp_2011.pdf (1.42 MB) More Documents & Publications 2010 U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan DOE Sustainability Performance Office FY14 Budget At-a-Glance Sustainability

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

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    Hutchinson Utilities Commission- Commercial Energy Efficiency Program Hutchinson Utilities Commission (HUC) offers rebates to commercial customers in Hutchinson who perform energy...

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

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    for energy efficiency improvements to eligible facilities. The program will perform a free energy assessment study and provide the customer with an "offer sheet report",...

  8. Renewable Energy Optimization (REopt) (Fact Sheet)

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    2014-06-01

    REopt is an energy planning platform offering concurrent, multiple technology integration and optimization capabilities to help clients meet their cost savings and energy performance goals.

  9. Smith Newton Vehicle Performance Evaluation – Cumulative; Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO)

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    2015-04-29

    The Fleet Test and Evaluation Team at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is evaluating and documenting the performance of electric and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems in medium-duty trucks across the nation. U.S. companies participating in this evaluation project received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to cover part of the cost of purchasing these vehicles.

  10. Appendix A: Chapter 1 - Energy Savings Performance Contracting

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    A-2 | page 0 April 2016 APPENDIX A: Chapter 1 - Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Appendix A-1: Owner Process Steps Appendix A-2: Overview of Debt Guidelines for a State ESPC Program A-1 | page 1 April 2016 APPENDIX A-1: Owner Process Steps There are several steps a client will need to complete in order to participate in a state ESPC program. After learning about ESPC and deciding whether it is a good fit, competitively select an ESCO, work with the ESCO to develop an Investment

  11. Energy Department Helps Cities, Counties Evaluate and Improve Building Energy Performance

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    Many states, counties, and cities are implementing their own building energy benchmarking and transparency policies to improve ways owners, tenants and others can access a building’s energy use. The main goal is to increase the awareness of energy usage to encourage businesses and communities to save energy and reduce pollution through efficiency upgrades while increasing the real estate valuation for high performing buildings. To help jurisdictions measure the impact of their benchmarking and transparency policy efforts, the Energy Department recently released the Benchmarking & Transparency Policy and Program Impact Evaluation Handbook. It walks jurisdictions through the evaluation steps, providing both a strategic planning framework and standard methodologies to measure the impacts of benchmarking programs and policies.

  12. DOE Offers $72 Million Conditional Loan Guarantee to SAGE Electrochromics |

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    Department of Energy 72 Million Conditional Loan Guarantee to SAGE Electrochromics DOE Offers $72 Million Conditional Loan Guarantee to SAGE Electrochromics March 5, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington DC --- Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the Department of Energy has offered a conditional commitment for a $72 million loan guarantee to SAGE Electrochromics, based in Faribault, Minnesota. The deal will support the financing of the construction and operation of a 250,000 square

  13. Potential for the Use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts to Reduce Energy Consumption and Provide Energy and Cost Savings in Non-Building Applications

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    for the Use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts to Reduce Energy Consumption and Provide Energy and Cost Savings in Non-Building Applications A Joint Study by the United States Secretaries of Energy and Defense Authorized in the Energy Independence and Security Act 2007 by Congress Prepared by US Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Federal Energy Management Program For questions and comments please contact: Schuyler Schell Federal Energy Management Program

  14. Superior Energy Performance: New Website Live and Ready for Business

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    Superior Energy Performance™ (SEP) announces its new website—a valuable resource for manufacturers who want to prove their achievements in energy management and lower plant energy costs.

  15. Sustainable Energy Utility- D.C. Home Performance

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    Personal Home Energy Coaches are available to help you review your home energy audit and provide guidance on what improvements will help you achieve the most energy savings.

  16. SUSTAINABILITY NEWS NREL Develops Web Portal to Compare Energy Performance of Building Products

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    NREL Develops Web Portal to Compare Energy Performance of Building Products The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently launched a web-based tool for comparing the energy performance of promising building technologies. The Technology Performance Exchange (TPE) partners consumers, manufacturers, vendors, researchers and utilities with the hope of providing centralized access to product energy performance data to reduce evaluation costs and increase adoption of promising energy

  17. Assessing the Costs and Benefits of the Superior Energy Performance Program

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    | Department of Energy Assessing the Costs and Benefits of the Superior Energy Performance Program Superior Energy Performance logo This paper focuses on the business value of Superior Energy Performance® (SEP(tm)) and ISO 50001, providing an assessment of the costs and benefits associated with SEP implementation at nine SEP-certified facilities across a variety of industrial sectors. Assessing the Costs and Benefits of the Superior Energy Performance Program (July 2013) (349.77 KB) More

  18. M & V Shootout: Setting the Stage For Testing the Performance of New Energy Baseline

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    Touzani, Samir; Custodio, Claudine; Sohn, Michael; Fernandes, Samuel; Granderson, Jessica; Jump, David; Taylor, Cody

    2015-07-01

    Trustworthy savings calculations are critical to convincing investors in energy efficiency projects of the benefit and cost-effectiveness of such investments and their ability to replace or defer supply-side capital investments. However, today’s methods for measurement and verification (M&V) of energy savings constitute a significant portion of the total costs of efficiency projects. They also require time-consuming data acquisition and often do not deliver results until years after the program period has ended. A spectrum of savings calculation approaches are used, with some relying more heavily on measured data and others relying more heavily on estimated or modeled data, or stipulated information. The rising availability of “smart” meters, combined with new analytical approaches to quantifying savings, has opened the door to conducting M&V more quickly and at lower cost, with comparable or improved accuracy. Energy management and information systems (EMIS) technologies, not only enable significant site energy savings, but are also beginning to offer M&V capabilities. This paper expands recent analyses of public-domain, whole-building M&V methods, focusing on more novel baseline modeling approaches that leverage interval meter data. We detail a testing procedure and metrics to assess the performance of these new approaches using a large test dataset. We also provide conclusions regarding the accuracy, cost, and time trade-offs between more traditional M&V and these emerging streamlined methods. Finally, we discuss the potential evolution of M&V to better support the energy efficiency industry through low-cost approaches, and the long-term agenda for validation of building energy analytics.

  19. U.S. Department of Energy 2012 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan |

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    Department of Energy 2012 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan U.S. Department of Energy 2012 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan This document details the U.S. Department of Energy's 2012 strategic sustainability performance plan. doe_sspp_2012.pdf (3.25 MB) More Documents & Publications 2015 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan U.S. Department of Energy 2014 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan 2013

  20. Developing, Staffing, and Overseeing a State Energy Savings Performance Contracting Program

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) webinar held on March 26, 2013, dealing with energy savings performance contracting.