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Funding Research for Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings in Connected Communities Considered
April 8, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced solicitation of public input on a potential funding opportunity to demonstrate and evaluate the capacity of energy efficient buildings to interact with one another and the grid to provide greater degrees of demand flexibility at scale. These “connected communities” include grid-interactive, efficient buildings with diverse, flexible, end-use equipment that collectively work to maximize building and grid efficiency without compromising occupant needs and comfort. The DOE’s request for information allows a wide range of stakeholders to work with DOE on issues related to connected communities and help design and shape the goals of a potential “Connected Communities” funding opportunity.

Between 4-6 projects will be awarded — up to $7 million each — in the form of cooperative agreements, for a total of up to $42 million. Responses to the request for information must be submitted electronically to no later than 5 pm EDT, May 12, 2020. A webinar will be offered to provide more information: April 15, 2020, from 3-5pm EDT, register here.

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Funding Research for Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings in Connected Communities Considered
April 8, 2020

Between 4-6 projects will be awarded up to $7 million each.

AMCA Revises Standard 204
April 8, 2020

Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc. announces the revision of ANSI/AMCA Standard 204, Balance Quality and Vibration Levels for Fans.

Flammable Refrigerant Webinar Announced
April 7, 2020

Informational and review session regarding compliance with new standard.

Researchers Study Quadrupling Turbines To Meet Wind-Energy Goals
April 6, 2020

The United States could generate 20% of its electricity from wind within 10 years, without requiring any additional land, according to…

Cooling Cells Studied As Way To Help Treat Concussions
April 6, 2020

In the future, treating a concussion could be as simple as cooling the brain.

LightFair 2020 Canceled Due To Ongoing Coronavirus Concerns
April 3, 2020

The May 3-7, 2020 LightFair trade show and conference, previously announced as postponed, are now canceled…

New Standard 70 Helps in Estimating Hydraulic Properties of Groundwater Systems
April 3, 2020

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently announced that their newest standard, Estimation of Aquifer Hydraulic Properties by Inverse Numerical Modeling of Aquifer Pumping

Soil Fertility Monitor May Benefit Agriculture
April 1, 2020

Development of a rugged continuous electronic monitoring device to detect soil fertility in farm fields could be a boon to agriculture…

New Materials Developed For Improved Single-atom Catalysis and Future Electronics
April 1, 2020

Researchers at Penn State and Purdue University have developed new materials for improved single-atom catalysis and future electronics.

Comprehensive Overview of Wind Loads Provisions Provided
March 31, 2020

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently announced that Wind Loads: Guide to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-16 provides a comprehensive overview of…

Wireless Sweat Sensor That Detects Stress Levels Produced
March 31, 2020

Wei Gao, assistant professor of medical engineering at Caltech, has produced a wireless sweat sensor that can accurately detect levels of cortisol…

Study Focuses On Better Management Of Reservoir And Dam Systems
March 30, 2020

Researchers seek to develop a better understanding of reservoir-dam system management.

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