Category: Information tools

Webinar: Three Years in the Making: Calibrated, Validated and Publicly Available End Use Load Profiles for the U.S. Building Stock

Oct 28, 2021 11 am CDT
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End-use load profiles describe how and when energy is used and are critically important to utilities, public utility commissions, state energy offices and other stakeholders for a variety of purposes such as valuing energy efficiency, demand response, and distributed energy resources. The U.S. Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Lab and Berkeley Lab present a free webinar on October 28, 2021 to provide an overview of the project, options to access the end-use load profiles and share information on two forthcoming reports documenting the project, “End-Use Load Profiles for the U.S. Building Stock: Methodology and Results of Model Calibration, Validation, and Uncertainty Quantification” and “End-Use Load Profiles for the U.S. Building Stock: Applications and Opportunities”.

Sandia creates global archive of historical renewable energy documents

Read the full story from Sandia National Laboratories.

Sandia’s solar researchers and librarians have spent the past few years collecting, digitizing and cataloging a host of reports, memos, blueprints, photos and more on concentrating solar power, a kind of renewable energy produced by using large mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto a receiver on a tower to generate electricity. These historical research documents are now in a publicly accessible digital archive for other concentrating solar power researchers, historians, corporations and citizens to view.

EcoCommons – mapping the future in environmentally challenging times

Read the full story from Griffith University.

Griffith University is driving the construction of EcoCommons, a world-first collaborative platform for analysing and modelling ecological and environmental challenges.

GHub: The new place to be for ice sheet scientists

Read the full story from the University of Buffalo.

With NSF funding, ice sheet and computer scientists have created a new online platform that aims to reduce bottlenecks in research on ice sheets and sea level rise

PFAS in cosmetics: Clearya and GSPI found PFAS in 1,000 products from 120 brands

Read the full story from Clearya.

Clearya is a browser plug-in and a mobile app for iPhone and Android phones that works automatically while consumers are shopping online. When users browse products on Amazon, Sephora, and other online stores, the cosmetics’ ingredients are automatically analyzed. As a result, the user is then instantly notified of unsafe chemicals it detects, including PFAS. The goal is to make it easy for shoppers to choose products without chemicals of concern and make informed decisions.

The Green Chemistry Teaching and Learning Community

Read the full post at the GCI Nexus blog. I’m a proud member of the leadership committee for this project.

My name is Dr. Jonathon Moir and I am thrilled to be writing to you today as the new Program Manager for the Green Chemistry Teaching and Learning Community (GCTLC). The GCTLC—an online platform set to launch in 2023—is a joint initiative announced in December by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute and Beyond Benign that will help revolutionize the way green chemistry educational resources are shared and further catalyze collaboration, networking and mentorship among educators, students, industry stakeholders and community members.

Oliver Wyman launches multi-industry tool to identify most impactful climate actions and strategies

Read the full story at ESG Today.

Management consulting firm Oliver Wyman announced the launch by its research and leadership community Oliver Wyman Forum of Climate Action Navigator, a new tool aiming to enable public and private sector leaders identify and assess meaningful actions in order to meet climate goals.

Climate in the United States

The United States has experienced a wide variety of extreme weather over the last 125 years, impacting people, communities, and geographies. This tool from USAFacts allows users to track monthly data on how counties experience severe weather, including precipitation and temperature.

USAFacts is a a not-for-profit, nonpartisan civic initiative that makes it easy for all Americans to access and understand government data.

NOAA upgrades climate website amid growing demand for climate information

Read the full story from NOAA.

NOAA’s Climate Program Office today launched a newly redesigned version of, NOAA’s award-winning, flagship website that provides the public with clear, timely, and science-based information about climate. The redesign expands the site’s already significant capacity to connect Americans with the resources they need to understand and plan for climate-related risks.

Want your jet to fly on emissions-cutting fuel? This interactive map shows where to find it in the US

Read the full story at the Robb Report.

As demand for sustainable aviation fuel grows, environmental consulting firm 4Air has created a map showing all US refueling locations.

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