Sarah OConnell
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Seeking Novel Applications of Thermal Storage

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 9:13am 0 Comments

Through its JUMP platform, Oak Ridge National Lab has partnered with Trane to host a technology challenge on thermal storage.  It is crucial that innovative techniques and materials be developed that efficiently condition occupied spaces, contribute to improved occupant comfort, and have low product and installation costs.  Such energy, comfort and cost considerations will best enable…

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Seeking Innovation in Roofing Systems

Posted on May 12, 2017 at 12:47pm 0 Comments

Oak Ridge National Lab has partnered with GAF to host a technology challenge on roofing systems.  The challenge is part of the online crowdsourcing site, JUMP, and aims to identify innovation solutions for ensuring energy efficient and durable low-slope roofing systems employing concrete decks.

The National Roofing Contractors Association’s 2014-2015 Market Survey indicates that concrete decks represent about 14 percent of the new and retrofit low-slope construction market. In recent…

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Crowdsourcing for Innovation

Posted on March 24, 2017 at 10:30am 4 Comments

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Novel Building Envelope Design for Increased Thermal Performance

In 2014, more than 40% of US primary energy and 70% of electricity was consumed in residential and commercial buildings, resulting in annual energy costs of more than…

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At 4:22pm on February 27, 2016, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Sarah,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros. Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

Don't forget to upload your profile photo.

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Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

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