2015 Gulf of Mexico dead zone ‘above average’

Read the full story from NOAA. Scientists have found this year’s Gulf of Mexico dead zone — an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and marine life — is, at 6,474 square miles, above average in size and larger than forecast by NOAA in June. The larger than expected forecast was …

Webinar: Energy Models 101 for Building Owners, Managers & Tenants: Strategies for Using Iterative Energy Models to Drive Project Savings

Tue, Sep 8, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8918651553020288002 This webinar shares strategies and resources building owners, managers, and tenants can use to transform the energy model from a one-time report provided at the end of design to an iterative tool used throughout the design process to drive energy savings. The …

New Advanced Refrigeration Technology Provides Clean Energy, Low Utility Bills for Supermarkets

Read the full story from U.S. DOE. Traditional supermarket refrigeration systems found in most U.S. grocery stores require a substantial amount of energy to keep fruits and vegetables fresh year round. An average supermarket consumes nearly 2 million kilowatt hours per year, and refrigeration accounts for nearly half of that. They are also prone to …

New DOE Report Estimates LED Savings in Common Lighting Applications

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released its latest report in a series analyzing markets where LEDs compete with traditional lighting sources. The new report, Adoption of Light-Emitting Diodes in Common Lighting Applications, reveals a wealth of insights into promising pathways for SSL technology development, providing estimates of the energy saved in 2014 due …

Development and Evaluation of a Sandia Cooler-based Refrigerator Condenser

Download the document. This report describes the first design of a refrigerator condenser using the Sandia Cooler, i.e. air-bearing supported rotating heat-sink impeller. The project included baseline performance testing of a residential refrigerator, analysis, and design development of a Sandia Cooler condenser assembly including a spiral channel baseplate, and performance measurement and validation of this …

What’s Green Worth?

The effect on a property’s value is usually one of the first things to consider before a building is retrofitted with green features.  For example, building owners might want to know – how much more will my office building be worth if I add a new state-of-the-art LED lighting system? What if the building has …

DOE Seeking Information on Design and Construction of High-Performance Tenant Spaces

The Building Technologies Office has released a request for information seeking stakeholder input on the design and construction of tenant spaces that achieve high levels of energy efficiency in commercial buildings. The deadline for this request is September 30, 2015. The Energy Department will use input from this Federal Register notice to inform a study …