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Seeking Novel Applications of Thermal Storage

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…See More
Jun 28
Sarah OConnell posted a blog post

Seeking Novel Applications of Thermal Storage

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…See More
Jun 27
Sarah OConnell's blog post was featured

Seeking Innovation in Roofing Systems

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 years, the…See More
May 17
Sarah OConnell posted a blog post

Seeking Innovation in Roofing Systems

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 years, the…See More
May 12
Beverly Lerch commented on Sarah OConnell's blog post Crowdsourcing for Innovation
"Fireplaces are one of the biggest sources of energy loss in the home.  Many people use old buildings and homes for their "home offices".  The fireplaces are no longer being used for heat, as when first installed.  Wood…"
May 4
Sarah OConnell's blog post was featured

Crowdsourcing for Innovation

Share Your Ideas!Novel Building Envelope Design for Increased Thermal PerformanceIn 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 $430 billion. The envelope of the building, which refers to…See More
May 4
Craig Savage commented on Sarah OConnell's blog post Crowdsourcing for Innovation
"Thanks Sarah Crowdsourcing can be a powerful tool. And the JUMP program is a good use of DOE funds, IMOP.  A wall that used less labor, consumed less costly materials, leaked less air, insulated better; which part of those incremental changes…"
Apr 3
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Sy Richardson commented on Sarah OConnell's blog post Crowdsourcing for Innovation
"We offer an insulated roofing tile that transforms the attic into a conditioned space. Lowers energy footprint up to 35%. FSEC report for EE improvement existing housing stock http://eternatile.com/reports/FL-Solar-Energy-Center.pdf"
Apr 3
tedkidd commented on Sarah OConnell's blog post Crowdsourcing for Innovation
"With Home Performance nearly irrelevant in the marketplace, what problem does this solve? How about solving the sales problem first? Once Home Performance is mainstream, THEN incremental improvements can have meaningful impact!"
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Mar 30
Sarah OConnell's blog post was featured

Crowdsourcing for Innovation

Share Your Ideas!Novel Building Envelope Design for Increased Thermal PerformanceIn 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 $430 billion. The envelope of the building, which refers to…See More
Mar 27
Sarah OConnell posted a blog post

Crowdsourcing for Innovation

Share Your Ideas!Novel Building Envelope Design for Increased Thermal PerformanceIn 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 $430 billion. The envelope of the building, which refers to…See More
Mar 24
Diane Chojnowski left a comment for Sarah OConnell
"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…"
Feb 27, 2016
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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Partner Meeting at Hilton Austin (in conjunction with 2016 ACI National Home Performance Conference)

April 4, 2016 from 8:30am to 5pm
Join us for a full day interactive meeting that focuses on investment through innovation and collaboration!  Be prepared to share ideas, discuss industry trends, and simply learn about where HPwES is going! See More
Feb 24, 2016
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Sarah OConnell's Blog

Seeking Novel Applications of Thermal Storage

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 6:13am 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 9:47am 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 7:30am 4 Comments

Share Your Ideas!

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 1:22pm 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.

Thanks!

Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

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