The Building Technologies Office aims to reduce the energy consumption per square foot of American buildings by 30 percent from 2010 to 2030—a massive challenge considering that America is home to 124 million building structures.
The lab’s scientists are focused on a new architecture for transferring the grid’s data using “dark,” or underutilized, optical fiber to build a private, secure communication network.
EPB’s grid also serves as a living laboratory for researchers at ORNL, just over an hour’s drive north. Since 2014, the lab has tested a wide range of technologies on the EPB system, such as
From keeping the lights on to energizing phones and laptops to controlling indoor climate and fueling transportation, a reliable flow of electricity is essential to daily living.
Elizabeth Herndon believes in going the distance whether she is preparing to compete in the 2020 Olympic marathon trials or examining how metals move through the environment as a geochemist at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
In the vast frozen whiteness of the central Arctic, the Polarstern, a German research vessel, has settled into the ice for a yearlong float.
The black cottonwood tree, or Populus trichocarpa (poplar), serves as a model organism for scientists studying the structure, growth, development, and genetics of plants.
Using the Titan supercomputer and the Spallation Neutron Source at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, scientists have created the most accurate 3D model yet of an intrinsically disordered protein, revealing the ensemble of its ato