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Title: Beetle Kill Wall at NREL

Abstract

When it comes to designing an interior decorative feature for one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the world, very few would consider bringing in a beetle to do the job. But thats what happened at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Research Support Facility (RSF) located on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) campus.In June, the RSF will become home to more than 800 workers from DOE and NREL and building visitors will be greeted with a soaring, two-story high wall entirely covered with wood harvested from the bark beetle infestation that has killed millions of pine trees in the Western U.S. But, the use of beetle kill wood is just one example of the resources being leveraged to make the RSF a model for sustainability and one more step toward NRELs goal to be a net zero energy campus.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1048061
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; DOE; NREL; RSF; BEETLE; WOOD; KILL; NATIONAL; RENEWABLE; ENERGY; LABORATORY; GREEN; DEPARTMENT

Citation Formats

None. Beetle Kill Wall at NREL. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
None. Beetle Kill Wall at NREL. United States.
None. Mon . "Beetle Kill Wall at NREL". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1048061.
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place = {United States},
year = {2010},
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