National and Regional Initiatives to Promote Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Through State Energy Offices Award Number: DE-EE0004556 CX(s) Applied: A9, A11 Weatherization & Intergovernmental Programs Office Date: 09/08/2015 Location(s): VA Office(s): Golden Field Office
Consumers who are planning to go solar can now save hundreds – or even thousands – of dollars in the process, thanks to a new invention that was funded by the SunShot Initiative’s Incubator program. It’s called the ConnectDER, and in addition to its consumer benefits, it soon might appeal to utilities, too.
Sweet Hydrogen: High-yield Production of Hydrogen from Biomass Sugars Catalyzed by in vitro Synthetic Biosystems Award Number: DE-EE0006968 CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Fuel Cell Technologies Office Date: 05/21/2015 Location(s): VA Office(s): Golden Field Office
Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready home in Charlottesville, VA, that achieves a HERS 33 without PV. The 2,572-ft2 custom home with daylight basement, has 2x6 advanced framed walls filled with R-21 cellulose plus 2-in. rigid mineral wool insulation over the plywood sheathing, 4-in. rigid EPS under the slab, 2 in. rigid EPS on foundation walls, R-70 blown cellulose in the vented attic, triple-pane windows, two slim-duct heat pumps with short ducts for heating and cooling, and a heat-pump water heater.