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California Energy Commission Awards $3.4 million for the Healthy Zero Energy Buildings Program
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will conduct a six-year, two-phase multidisciplinary program.
CA, June, 2011 – The California Energy Commission awarded Lawrence
Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) $3.4 million this year through its
Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program to conduct research for
the Healthy Zero Energy Buildings program. The team at LBNL, led by
Michael Apte, will gather and analyze scientific information on
commercial building ventilation rates necessary to maintain occupant
health, comfort, productivity, and performance.
Currently, heating, cooling and ventilating commercial buildings represents 29 percent of their total on‐site energy use, with roughly one‐third of this energy used to heat and cool ventilation air. As buildings strive to become more energy efficient in response to programs such as California’s Zero Energy Buildings mandate, energy consumption from building ventilation could be one of the limiting factors in achieving energy reduction goals.
The Fact Sheet with detailed
information on this research contract funded by the California Energy
Commission PIER program is available online on the dedicated PIER page
of the E Source website.
see periodic postings of other PIER Technical Briefs and Fact Sheets,
you may subscribe to the free PIER Newsletter from E
End-Use Energy Efficiency is a program area of the California Energy
Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program. PIER
supports energy research, development and demonstration (RD&D)
projects that are helping to improve the quality of life in California
by bringing environmentally safe, affordable and reliable energy
services and products to the marketplace.
For more information visit www.esource.com
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