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Design, development, and demonstration of a promising integrated appliance. Phase I: design. Final report

Description: The combination or integration of appliances for the economical recovery of energy which is normally wasted during the operation of heating systems, air conditioners, water heaters, stoves, clothes washers and driers, and refrigerators in homes and commercial buildings was studied. The potential energy savings achievable by using waste heat from one appliance as heat input to another, e.g., water heaters, was estimated, and the economic benefit to the consumer calculated. Six integrated applian… more
Date: September 1, 1977
Creator: Lee, W. D.; Lawrence, W. T. & Wilson, R. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Renewable Resources: a national catalog of model projects. Volume 2. Mid-American Solar Energy Complex Region

Description: This compilation of diverse conservation and renewable energy projects across the United States was prepared through the enthusiastic participation of solar and alternate energy groups from every state and region. Compiled and edited by the Center for Renewable Resources, these projects reflect many levels of innovation and technical expertise. In many cases, a critique analysis is presented of how projects performed and of the institutional conditions associated with their success or failure. … more
Date: July 1, 1980
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Results of the radiological survey at 12 Long Valley Road, Lodi, New Jersey (LJ054)

Description: Maywood Chemical Works (MCW) of Maywood, New Jersey, generated process wastes and residues associated with the production and refining of thorium and thorium compounds from monazite ores from 1916 to 1956. MCW supplied rare earth metals and thorium compounds to the Atomic Energy Commission and various other government agencies from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s. Area residents used the sandlike waste from this thorium extracting process mixed with tea and cocoa leaves as mulch in their yards.… more
Date: November 1, 1989
Creator: Foley, R.D.; Floyd, L.M. & Carrier, R.F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Results of the radiological survey at 17 John Street, Lodi, New Jersey

Description: Maywood Chemical Works (MCW) of Maywood, New Jersey, generated process wastes and residues associated with the production and refining of thorium and thorium compounds from monazite ores from 1916 to 1956. MCW supplied rare earth metals and thorium compounds to the Atomic Energy Commission and various other government agencies from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s. Area residents used the sandlike waste from this thorium extraction process mixed with tea and cocoa leaves as mulch in their yards.… more
Date: December 1, 1989
Creator: Foley, R.D. & Floyd, L.M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Stirling total energy systems study. Final report, May 15, 1976--June 13, 1977

Description: The application of Stirling cycle prime movers to total energy power generation systems was investigated. Electrical, heating, and cooling demand profiles for a typical residential complex, hospital, and office building were studied, and alternative Stirling total energy systems were conceptualized for each site. These were analyzed in detail and contrasted with purchased-power systems for these sites to determine fuel-energy savings and investment attractiveness. The residential complex and ho… more
Date: August 1, 1977
Creator: Lehrfeld, D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Manufactured Homes Acquisition Program : Heat Loss Assumptions and Calculations, Heat Loss Coefficient Tables.

Description: This manual is intended to assist builders of manufactured homes in assessing the thermal performance of structural components used in the Manufactured Housing Acquisition Program (MAP) sponsored by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). U-factors for these components are calculated using the ASHRAE (1989) parallel heat loss method, with adaptations made for the construction practices found in the Pacific Northwest manufactured home industry. This report is divided into two parts. The first… more
Date: May 1, 1992
Creator: Davis, Bob & Baylon, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Passive incentive requirements: a regional assessment

Description: The nation's goal of 20% solar contribution by the turn of the century will be achieved, in part, by the construction of residences heated by virtue of their passive solar designs. These designs are not economically competitive against all conventional fuels in all locations. Some degree of government incentive will be required to assure a competitive position for these designs. A methodology is presented which is used to assess the magnitude of the government incentive required to assure feasi… more
Date: January 1, 1980
Creator: Ben-David, S.; Kirschner, C.; Noll, S.A. & Roach, F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An analysis of residential energy consumption in a temperate climate

Description: Electrical energy consumption data have been recorded for several hundred submetered residential structures in Middle Tennessee. All houses were constructed with a common energy package.'' Specifically, daily cooling usage data have been collected for 130 houses for the 1985 and 1986 cooling seasons, and monthly heating usage data for 186 houses have been recorded by occupant participation over a seven-year period. Cooling data have been analyzed using an SPSSx multiple regression analysis and … more
Date: June 1, 1987
Creator: Clark, Y.Y. & Vincent, W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Project to design and develop an energy-related program: For public housing residents and renters: Volume 1, Final report

Description: This demonstration project was undertaken as a result of an unsolicited proposal submitted by THE ASSIGNMENT GROUP (TAG) to the Office of Minority Economic Impact, Department of Energy (DOE). The problem to which the proposal responded was how to minimize the costs associated with public housing tenants in standard public housing as well as under homeownership transfers. A related problem was how to graduate the tenants to another level of responsibility and self-sufficiency through resident bu… more
Date: May 1, 1988
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Estimated risk from exposure to radon decay products in US homes

Description: Recent analyses now permit direct estimation of the risks of lung cancer from radon decay products in US homes. Analysis of data from indoor monitoring in single-family homes yields a tentative frequency distribution of annual-average /sup 222/Rn concentrations averaging 55 Bq m/sup -3/ and having 2% of homes exceeding 300 Bq m/sup -3/. Application of the results of occupational epidemiological studies, either directly or using recent advances in lung dosimetry, to indoor exposures suggests tha… more
Date: May 1, 1986
Creator: Nero, A.V. Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Solar Energy System Performance Evaluation: seasonal report for Wormser, Columbia, South Carolina

Description: The Wormser Solar Energy System located in a four unit townhouse apartment (5400 square feet) in Columbia, South Carolina was designed to provide 50% of the hot water and 70% of the space heating by the Wormser Scientific Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut. The Solar Energy System consists of 266 ft/sup 2/ of pyramidal optics, flat-plate liquid collectors, a solar window area of 1152 ft/sup 2/, a 2500 gallon thermal water storage tank, an energy transport system (water), heat exchangers, pumps,… more
Date: August 1, 1980
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Renewable Resources: a national catalog of model projects. Volume 1. Northeast Solar Energy Center Region

Description: This compilation of diverse conservation and renewable energy projects across the United States was prepared through the enthusiastic participation of solar and alternate energy groups from every state and region. Compiled and edited by the Center for Renewable Resources, these projects reflect many levels of innovation and technical expertise. In many cases, a critique analysis is presented of how projects performed and of the institutional conditions associated with their success or failure. … more
Date: July 1, 1980
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Radiological assessment report for the Lansdowne property, 105-107 East Stratford Avenue, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, October-December 1984

Description: Areas with elevated levels of radioactivity were found throughout both residences, as well as on the surrounding property. Contamination was also found in the garage behind the 105 East structure. The 105 East residence had substantially more contamination than the 107 East residence, as was expected. The chimneys, particularly the rear chimney, from the 105 East residence had extensive contamination, indicating that contaminated materials may have been burned at the site. The high background r… more
Date: September 1, 1985
Creator: Wynveen, R.A.; Smith, W.H.; Sholeen, C.M. & Flynn, K.F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Krakow Clean Fossil Fuels and Energy Efficiency Project

Description: In Karkow, Poland almost half of the energy used for heating is supplied by local, solid-fuel-fired boilerhouses and home stoves. These facilities are referred to as the low emission sources'' and are primary contributors of particulates and hydrocarbon air pollution in the city and secondary contributors of sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide. The Support of Eastern European Democracy Act of 1989 directed the US Department of Energy to undertake an equipment assessment project aimed at developi… more
Date: May 1, 1992
Creator: Butcher, T.A.; Pierce, B.; Krajewski, R.; LaMontagne, J. & Kirchstetter, T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Impacts of the national energy programme on solar economics

Description: The National Energy Plan (NEP) sets as a goal the use of solar energy in two and a half million homes in 1985. A key provision of the NEP (as well as congressional alternatives) provides for the subsidization of solar equipment. The extent to which these subsidies (income tax credits) might offset the impact of continued energy-price control is examined. Regional prices and availability of conventional energy sources (oil, gas, and electricity) were compiled to obtain a current and consistent s… more
Date: January 1, 1978
Creator: Ben-David, S.; Noll, S.; Roach, F. & Schulze, W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Residential and commercial space heating and cooling with possible greenhouse operation; Baca Grande development, San Luis Valley, Colorado. Final report

Description: A feasibility study was performed to evaluate the potential of multipurpose applications of moderate-temperature geothermal waters in the vicinity of the Baca Grande community development in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. The project resource assessment, based on a thorough review of existing data, indicates that a substantial resource likely exists in the Baca Grande region capable of supporting residential and light industrial activity. Engineering designs were developed for geothermal distri… more
Date: May 1, 1980
Creator: Goering, S.W.; Garing, K.L.; Coury, G.E. & Fritzler, E.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Indoor concentrations of radon 222 and its daughters: sources, range, and environmental influences

Description: The author here reviews what is presently known about factors affecting indoor concentrations of radon 222 and its daughters. In US single-family homes, radon concentrations are found to average about 1.5 pCi/1, but substantially higher concentrations occur frequently: perhaps a million US homes have concentrations exceeding 8 pCi/1 (from which occupants receive radiation doses comparable to those now experienced by uranium miners). The major contributor to indoor radon is ordinary soil underly… more
Date: April 1, 1985
Creator: Nero, A.V. Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Thermal testing of the proposed HUD energy efficiency standard for new manufactured homes

Description: Thermal testing of two manufactured homes was performed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) Collaborative Manufactured Buildings Facility for Energy Research and Testing (CMFERT) environmental enclosure in the winter and spring of 1991. The primary objective of the study was to directly measure the thermal performance of the two homes, each built according to a proposed new US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) standard. Secondary objectives were to test the ac… more
Date: June 1, 1992
Creator: Judkoff, R.D. & Barker, G.M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An analysis of residential energy consumption in a temperate climate

Description: Electrical energy consumption data have been recorded for several hundred submetered residential structures in Middle Tennessee. All houses were constructed with a common energy package.'' Specifically, daily cooling usage data have been collected for 130 houses for the 1985 and 1986 cooling seasons, and monthly heating usage data for 186 houses have been recorded by occupant participation over a seven-year period. Cooling data have been analyzed using an SPSSx multiple regression analysis and … more
Date: June 1, 1987
Creator: Clark, Y.Y. & Vincent, W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Conceptual design and systems analysis of photovoltaic power systems. Volume II. Systems. Revised final report

Description: Conceptual designs were made and analyses were performed on three types of solar photovoltaic power systems. Included were Residential (1--10 kW), Intermediate (0.1--10 MW), and Central (50--1000 MW) Power Systems to be installed in the 1985 to 2000 time period. Detailed descriptions of each of the three systems studied, descriptions of the necessary subsystems, and discussions of the interfaces between them are presented. Included also are descriptions of system performance and system cost use… more
Date: March 1, 1977
Creator: Pittman, P.F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Renewable Resources: a national catalog of model projects. Volume 4. Western Solar Utilization Network Region

Description: This compilation of diverse conservation and renewable energy projects across the United States was prepared through the enthusiastic participation of solar and alternate energy groups from every state and region. Compiled and edited by the Center for Renewable Resources, these projects reflect many levels of innovation and technical expertise. In many cases, a critique analysis is presented of how projects performed and of the institutional conditions associated with their success or failure. … more
Date: July 1, 1980
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Results of the radiological survey at 15 John Street, Lodi, New Jersey (LJ087)

Description: Maywood Chemical Works (MCW) of Maywood, New Jersey, generated process wastes and residues associated with the production and refining of thorium and thorium compounds from monazite ores from 1916 to 1956. MCW supplied rare earth metals and thorium compounds to the Atomic Energy Commission and various other government agencies from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s. Area residents used the sandlike waste from this thorium extraction process mixed with tea and cocoa leaves as mulch in their yards.… more
Date: December 1, 1989
Creator: Foley, R.D. & Floyd, L.M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Control of indoor radon and radon progeny concentrations

Description: There are three general categories of techniques for the control of radon and radon progeny concentrations in indoor air - restriction of radon entry, reduction of indoor radon concentrations by ventilation or air cleaning, and removal of airborne radon progeny. The predominant radon entry process in most residences appears to be pressure driven flow of soil gas through cracks or other openings in the basement, slab, or subfloor. Sealing these openings or ventilation of the subslab or subfloor … more
Date: May 1, 1985
Creator: Sextro, R.G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Experimental and theoretical study of thermal performance of a hybrid solar system at Living History Farms. Final report, September 19, 1977-August 31, 1980

Description: This report chronicles the development and study of the salt gradient solar pond and hybrid solar house at the Farm of Today and Tomorrow at Living History Farms. The background of the project is given and includes conceptualization to present status. The construction history is summarized. The instrumentation and experimental results from the solar pond are discussed, as well as conclusions in regard to solar pond operation and gradient zone stability. To date the solar pond has operated for o… more
Date: January 1, 1980
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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