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World Interior Design Network - Maximum Building Energy Efficiency Research Laboratory secures LEED Gold
— The recently completed $14.3m Maximum Building Energy Efficiency Research Laboratory (MAXLAB), designed by Cannon Design of St. Louis, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, has received LEED Gold certification.

Green Building News - MAXLAB Built Green for Energy Research
— Construction on the $14.3 million Maximum Building Energy Efficiency Research Laboratory (MAXLAB) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) was completed last August, with installation of research equipment ongoing throughout the year and plans for a dedication ceremony later this summer. Because of its high-tech design, it recently achieved LEED Gold certification.

Knox News Sentinel - The List: ORNL dominates in number of LEED projects
— Department of Energy-related projects in Oak Ridge dominate the rankings (of Knoxville-area LEED-certified commercial projects). Fourteen of the 33 projects surveyed are tied to Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Several years ago, the lab committed to the "Sustainable Campus Initiative," meaning all new construction as well as renovations must meet energy-efficiency standards.

ENERGY.GOV - Hot New Advances in Water Heating Technology
— Here at the Energy Department, we are working with our National Laboratories, private companies and universities to develop the next generation of water heating technologies that are energy efficient and affordable for consumers.

InsideHPC - Autotune: Supercomputer-assisted Calibration for Better Energy Models
— One way to improve the energy efficiency of buildings is through energy models that simulate various aspects such as power, cooling, and heat loss through windows. Until now, however, building accurate models for diverse building designs has been very difficult.

WATE - ORNL unveils new $20.5 million MAXLAB
— The recently completed $20.5 million Maximum Building Energy Efficiency Research Laboratory (MAXLAB) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is aimed at making homes and other buildings better, and to save money at the same time. The 18,000-square foot lab was completed two months ago.

PRWeb - PIMA Honors ORNL’s André Desjarlais with Lifetime Achievement Award During Association’s 25th Anniversary Celebration
— The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) announced today it honored André Desjarlais during the association’s 25th Anniversary Washington Outreach Reception.

Knox News Sentinel - Stimulus funding was boon to Oak Ridge facilities; created 3,800 jobs
— The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge office received about $1.9 billion from the 2009 Recovery Act. About $1.2 billion of that windfall was designated for projects — ranging from environmental cleanup to construction of new research facilities — to be carried out in Oak Ridge. Now into the fourth year of the program, DOE still holds tens of millions of dollars to be spent in 2013.

Knoxville News Sentinel - ORNL gets 'Sustainability Award' from DOE
— Oak Ridge National Laboratory has received a Sustainability Award from the U.S. Dept. of Energy for water conservation, according to info released by the lab.

Oak Ridge Today - ORNL roof, attic design proves efficient in summer, winter
— A new roof-and-attic system tested at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory keeps homes cool in summer and prevents heat loss in winter, a press release said.

 
 
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