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This current awareness service is prepared by the WSU Energy Program Library with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program. This information is provided for energy professionals and interested members of the public to highlight recent energy-related news, articles, and reports that discuss energy efficiency, energy conservation, and renewable sources of energy in engineering and policy circles.

 

Category: Windows

Windows


High-Performance High-Rise

Building Operating Management, Apr. 2016, by Saied A. Nazeri.
http://www.facilitiesnet.com/hvac/article/High-Performance-HVAC-Helps-Bring-LEED-Platinum-to-350-Mission--16545

"The HVAC system at 350 Mission [San Francisco] aims for top marks in both energy efficiency and occupant satisfaction."

EERE Success Story—Energy Efficient Windows to Reach Market Quicker with New Tool

U.S. Dept. of Energy, EERE, Mar. 31, 2016.
http://energy.gov/eere/success-stories/articles/eere-success-story-energy-efficient-windows-reach-market-quicker-new

"PPG eView Construct incorporates LBNL’s WINDOW 7 software engine and is backed by North America’s largest repository of glass-product performance data, which was developed by LBNL with the cooperation of PPG and other glass manufacturers. Construct allows users to mix and match glass, coatings, and gas fills into a virtual IGU [insulated glass units] design and to virtually analyze performance under standard Natural Fenestration Rating Council environmental conditions. Users can perform side-by-side comparisons of multiple IGUs and export reports of their selected IGUs for easy inclusion into bids."

Secondary Glazing System (SGS) Thermal, Moisture, and Solar Performance Analysis and Validation

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Aug. 19, 2015, by Robert Hart, and others from LBNL. 
http://neea.org/docs/default-source/reports/secondary-glazing-system-(sgs)-thermal-moisture-and-solar-performance-analysis-and-validation.pdf?sfvrsn=6

"NEEA contracted with the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to conduct a study, from which this report is based, which simulates and physically validates the thermal and solar performance characteristics of seven window attachment secondary glazing systems (SGS), also known as Fixed Window Panels, using industry standard practices. Where industry standard practices do not exist, such as condensation resistance (CR) between base glazing and SGS, this report introduces new methodology and software capabilities. This report also evaluates the annual energy savings and condensation potential of all SGS systems in prototype commercial buildings."

New Rating System for Enhancing Window Energy Performance [Window Attachments]

U.S. Department of Energy, May 18, 2015.
http://energy.gov/eere/buildings/articles/new-rating-system-enhancing-window-energy-performance

"Window attachments, such as awnings, shutters, drapes, and solar shades, are often used for cosmetic purposes and to help control the amount of light entering a room. However, many Americans aren’t aware that identifying energy conserving window strategies are cost effective in homes and commercial buildings. Enter the Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC). The Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) will cost-share Energy Department funding to help consumers realize potential energy savings from window attachments through the creation of a comprehensive energy ratings and certification program."

A Starring Role For Universal City [Hotel] Retrofit

Engineered Systems, Sept., 2014, by Tony Ghaffari.
http://www.esmagazine.com/articles/96738-a-starring-role-for-universal-city-retrofit

"A Hilton in the heart of show biz transformed into a sustainable destination hotel with the help of chiller and cooling tower overhauls and improved BAS and ventilation strategies. Don’t miss the final plot twist before the system’s big launch party."

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