An EETD Seminar on May 29, 2014 - Speaker: William Miller, w/EETD's Windows and Envelope Materials Group
In an effort to significantly expand energy efficiency in the US, the US DOE began several efforts to advance the practice of energy efficiency program evaluation in the US. The goal is to shift to quicker, less costly, sufficiently accurate savings measurements. A significant driver for these improved approaches arises from the possible role of savings measurements in regional or national regulatory schemes. Other drivers include developing evaluation approaches that accelerate self-funded or privately funded energy efficienc. These developments take advantage of maturation of existing approaches, the spread of new technologies, and efforts to expand the types of entities pursuing energy efficiency.
Dr. Miller will tie together these developments in the context of a recent article on EM&V 2.0 in Electric Light and Power News (Feb. 12, 2014) and the EM&V goals of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s State Energy Efficiency Action EM&V Workgroup.
An EETD Seminar on May 27, Speakers Yufeng Zhang and Peng Ren, South China University of Technology
The talk will cover three areas:
1) Design criteria for built thermal environment
Based on 4-year field surveys and 3894 sets of raw data in residential buildings, design and calculation criteria for built thermal environment were obtained for hot summer and mild winter zone of China. Values of indoor air temperature, humidity and air speed are provided for designs and simulations of natural ventilation buildings, buildings using fans and air-conditioners.
2) Quick prediction of architectural microclimate.. AND 3) Urban thermal environment...
An EETD Seminar on May 12, 2014 - Five speakers (see names below), all with the EET Division at LBNL
(This is the second in a series of EAEI Tools Seminars.)
What technical resources are available through EETD's Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts (EAEI) groups? Come look for collaboration opportunities, learn about innovative approaches, and better understand activities outside your own group.
EAEI develops and makes available a wide range of tools, models, software, and data resources to inform and assist policymakers, support innovation in industry, and advance the impact of research in laboratories and academia.
Tools presented in this seminar:
1. LBNL Benefits Calculator Model (BC Model) - Quantify the impacts of EE, DR, and/or DG on utility shareholders (reported as earnings and ROE impacts) and utility customers (reported as customer bills and rates). Can also assess the resource costs and benefits of various portfolios of EE, DR, and/or DG. (Presenter: Andy Satchwell)
2. LBNL Energy Efficiency Revenue Analysis (LEERA) - Quantifies the amount of self-financing (i.e. financing for efficiency from revenues created by the same efficiency improvements) available for appliance efficiency incentive programs. Results are country-specific and appliance specific. (Presenter: Anand Gopal)
3. National Impact Analysis (NIA) - Assess aggregate impacts at the national level, as measured by the net present value of total consumer economic impacts and the national energy savings, of potential efficiency standards for appliances and commercial equipment. (Presenter: Helcio Blum)
4. Policy Analysis Modeling System (PAMS) - Provides robust techno-economic analysis to support Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling programs (Presenter: Virginie Letschert)
5. Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool for Low Carbon Cities (BEST Cities) - Provides officials a comprehensive perspective on their local energy and carbon performance. Recommends city authorities with strategies to achieve energy savings and citywide CO_ emissions reduction. (Presenter: Gang He)
An EAEI Tools seminar: VTAG - Vehicle Technology Adoption for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Presenter: Corinne Scown, EETD
(This is one of the tools discussed during the Feb. 13, 2014 EETD Seminar)
VTAG - Vehicle Technology Adoption For Greenhouse Gas Reduction - VTAG is a Python-based model for applying sales-based alternative vehicle consumer adoption curves to baseline U.S. Annual Energy Outlook vehicle sales projections in order to model the resulting automobile-related energy use and greenhouse gas emissions through 2050. The model is implemented on a county level and accounts for population growth, regional differences in driving behavior, and changes to fuel availability and vehicle fuel economy.