Breaking New Ground
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Research Homes Simulate Occupancy
POPULAR SCIENCE FOCUSES ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECT
A recent article in Popular Science provides an entertaining look into ORNL’s approach to simulating occupancy in three of TVA’s residential research homes. The project, which lasted six years, analyzed the real-world impact of energy efficient construction and appliances.Read more
Latest Building Technologies News
Newsletter highlights cutting-edge research
ORNL’s fall issue of Building Technologies Update covers news and technical highlights associated with innovative building technologies and related research activities and projects, breaking new ground in energy efficiency.Read more
Supermarket Refrigeration Advances
ORNL explores CO2 as environmentally friendly gas
By experimenting with CO2 refrigerant systems and new refrigerant molecules, ORNL researchers look to mediate and minimize conventional refrigeration’s environmental footprint.
ORNL R&D Graces ASHRAE Journal Cover
"Living Lab" Platform for New Technologies
An ORNL co-authored paper became the cover story for the Sept. issue of the ASHRAE Journal. The technical feature article titled, "Energy Performance for ASHRAE Headquarters," discusses the creation of a "living lab" with three types of mechanical systems that enable research on different technologies.
DOE Invests in ORNL Buildings R&D
ORNL to lead 6 new BTO-funded projects and participate in 2 others
DOE’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) awarded funding for 15 total projects, 8 of which include ORNL building technologies researchers, that will contribute to advancing early-stage, breakthrough energy-efficient solutions for buildings and homes. ORNL will lead 6 of these projects, partnering with industry, academia, and other national laboratories. It is anticipated that ORNL’s post-negotiation awards will total just shy of $6 million with about $4 million for research by ORNL.
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