Breaking New Ground
Capabilities And Apparatus
ORNL Expertise Recognized
ASHRAE Awards Som Shrestha with Technical Paper Award
Dr. Som Shrestha receives 2018 Technical Paper Award from ASHRAE for the paper, “ Evaluation of Alternative Refrigerants for Mini-Split Air Conditioners” presented at the ASHRAE winter conference
Helping Homes Get Smart
Heather Buckberry Manages New Testbed
A few miles from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) sits a quiet house in a suburban neighborhood. The exterior is just like the neighbors', but inside the home there's a unique buzz of activity supervised by Heather Buckberry, a mechanical engineer with a wealth of experience designing new buildings for maximum energy efficiency.
The Right Stuff for Buildings
Database helps builders, home designers make informed construction decisions
A new system being developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory will help builders and home designers select the best construction materials for long-term moisture durability. Researchers will couple input from structural and materials experts with data gleaned from running approximately 800,000 building envelope simulations on ORNL’s Titan supercomputer.
ORNL Cools With Propane
Window Air Conditioning Prototype Proves Efficiency, Cost-Savings
Cooling homes and small office spaces could become less costly and more efficient with new early stage technology developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Researchers designed a window air conditioning unit that uses propane as the refrigerant, cooling the air with 17 percent higher efficiency than the best ENERGY STAR® commercial units.
ORNL Partners on Smart Neighborhood Research
Homes Get Smart
An ORNL team is working with Southern Company and Alabama Power on its Smart Neighborhood, a research project that will implement state-of-the-art appliances and an innovative energy optimization system in a 62-home subdivision in Hoover, Alabama.
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