An EETD Seminar on September 12, 2013 - Speaker: Mark M. MacCracken, CALMAC Manufacturing Corp.
Whether the reason is Energy Independence, National Security or Climate Change, reducing our use of Carbon will be critical to our society’s future. One critically important aspect about fossil fuels is that they are not just forms of energy, the are “stored” energy. If we are going to reduce our dependence on them by using renewable energy like Wind or Solar, which are forms pure energy, we will also have to replace the storage aspect of the them. Energy Storage on both the Grid side and Building side of the meter will be discussed.
An EETD Seminar on Sept. 11, 2013 - Speaker: Jonathan Wright, Loughborough University, UK
Model-based optimization and sensitivity analysis techniques provide designers optimized design solutions together with the sensitivity of the design goals to potential changes in a design solution. An analysis of the optimized trade-off between conflicting design goals (these often being energy use and capital investment), and the sensitivity of the goals to changes in the design solution, can result in the robust selection of a design solution for construction. This seminar gives an overview of the relationship between multi-objective design optimization methods and techniques for uncertainty and sensitivity analysis.
An EETD Seminar on August 6, 2013 - Speaker, Danny Parker, Florida Solar Energy Center
The Home Energy Saver (HES) suite – developed by EETD researchers – offers popular online simulation tools that enable U.S. homeowners and energy professionals to rigorously evaluate home energy use and develop recommendations on how energy can be saved across all end uses. The underlying analytical system is also available as a web service to power third-party energy analysis tools....
An EETD Seminar on July 22, 2013. Speaker: Lance Wallace, EPA (Retired)
Ultrafine particles (UFP) are implicated in morbidity (oxidative stress) and mortality (cardiorespiratory disease). They are so tiny (less than 100 nm in diameter) that they can evade cell defenses and perhaps can bypass the blood-brain barrier. Unlike larger particles (PM2.5, PM10) they are not monitored regularly in outdoor air. This has left a gap in our knowledge of outdoor concentrations and the major outdoor sources.
An EETD Seminar on July 19, 2013
Speaker: Arman Shehabi, Sustainable Energy Systems Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
The energy use of data centers is a topic that has received much attention, given that these buildings currently account for 1-2% of global electricity use. Cloud computing holds great potential to reduce data center energy demand moving forward, due to both large reductions in total servers through consolidation and large increases in facility efficiencies compared to traditional local data centers. However, analyzing the net energy implications of shifts to the cloud can be very difficult, because data center services can affect many different components of society’s economic and energy systems. This presentation will summarize a six-month research collaboration with EETD, LBNL’s Computational Research Division, and Northwestern University to begin addressing this net energy analysis challenge.
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