Stories with the tag: Energy Conservation
Highly insulating triple-pane windows keep a house snug and cozy, but it takes two decades or more for the windows to pay off financially based on utility-bill savings.
Release Date: 12/4/2013
Putting new super-efficient rooftop HVAC units in broad use would be about equal to taking 700,000 cars off the road each year in terms of saved energy and reduced pollution, according to a new PNNL study.
Release Date: 10/28/2013
A single advanced building control now in development could slash 18 percent – tens of thousands of dollars – off the overall annual energy bill of the average large office building, with no loss of comfort, according to a report by PNNL researchers.
Release Date: 6/18/2013
PNNL will present some of its ARPA-E projects related to solar power, electric and natural gas vehicles, magnets, and heating and cooling at the 2013 Energy Innovation Summit, Feb. 25-27.
Release Date: 2/22/2013
Vorbeck Materials has licensed an enhanced battery technology that was developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and could reduce the time it takes to charge cell phones and other battery-powered devices.
Release Date: 1/30/2013
PNNL has been awarded $2.8 million to adapt its energy-efficient adsorption chilling system for field military bases. The system could use up to half as much diesel as today’s technology, which could also save soldiers’ lives by reducing attacks on troops who transport fuel in the battlefield.
Release Date: 1/24/2013
Today the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project will begin a two-year period of collecting energy use data from its 11 participating utilities, in order to evaluate how a smarter grid can help deliver electricity more efficiently to the region.
Release Date: 10/24/2012
PNNL’s detailed analysis of the resources needed to make, use and dispose of light bulbs found light-emitting diodes, also known as LEDs, are more environmentally friendly than compact fluorescent and incandescent lights.
Release Date: 9/5/2012
Small commercial building owners could save between 28 and 67 percent on their heating and cooling energy bills if they added four efficiency controls to their rooftop HVACS.
Release Date: 4/19/2012
In addition to emitting less carbon dioxide and using less water, sustainably designed federal buildings cost 19 percent less to maintain, according to a new PNNL report.
Release Date: 11/17/2011