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October 1, 2013
This Halloween, keep energy vampires at bay -- while saving energy and money -- with these home energy efficiency tricks. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department
SEP Success Story: Warding Off Energy Vampires and Phantom Loads

Tennessee’s Office of Energy Programs (OEP) is working to wipe out energy vampires and phantom loads with its EDGE project, which could serve as a model for other energy efficiency projects throughout the country. Using Recovery Act funds made available by the Energy Department’s State Energy Program, OEP distributed Kill-A-Watt® Meters to program participants to measure “in use” and “standby power” of at least five of their devices or appliances at home or work. Participants then report their findings and pass the Kill-A-Watt® Meters on to others to use. Learn more.

September 10, 2013
Participants in Safety Fest Tennessee receive a hands-on demonstration about electrical safety.
EM Supports Program that Fosters Region’s Safety Culture

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Oak Ridge’s EM program is participating in this week’s Safety Fest Tennessee, an annual safety training event for the region’s workplaces.

August 28, 2013
CX-011127: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Natural Refrigerant High Performance Heat Pump for Commercial Applications
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 08/28/2013
Location(s): Tennessee
Offices(s): Golden Field Office

August 27, 2013
Oak Ridge’s K-1206 F Fire Water Tower falls into an empty field during a recent demolition project.
Oak Ridge’s EM Program Demolishes North America’s Tallest Water Tower

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Oak Ridge’s EM program recently demolished one of the most iconic structures at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP). The 382-foot checkerboard water tower — the tallest in North America — dominated the site’s skyline since its construction in 1958.

August 20, 2013
Girls from Martha O'Bryan Community Center and Maryville Christian School visiting Director Dot Harris at Oak Ridge National Laboratory discussed STEM careers, educational opportunities, and exploring science this August.
Proud to Be a Girl - A Visit to Oak Ridge National Laboratory

There’s an old axiom that you can’t be what you can’t see. Perhaps if you think about what inspired you to enter into your current job, or line of study, you’ll recognize a role model or two that inspired you to take your current path.

August 19, 2013
EERE Success Story—Tennessee: Da Vinci Fuel-in-Oil Reduces Emissions, Wins R&D 100 Award

Developed jointly by Da Vinci Emissions Services Ltd., Cummins Inc., and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Da Vinci Fuel-in-Oil (DAFIO™) technology uses a fiber optic probe to obtain real-time measurements of oil in an operating engine to quantify the fuel dissolved in the lubricant oil.

August 16, 2013
R&D 100: Lab Researchers Contribute to Public Safety

Scientists at two Energy Department Labs and the Y-12 National Security Complex received R&D 100 awards -- also known as the "Oscars of innovation" -- for technologies that advance national security and public safety.

August 16, 2013
EERE Success Story—Tennessee: Ground-Source Heat Pump Receives Innovation Award at AHR Expo

Trilogy 40 Q-Mode heat pump receives 2013 AHR Expo Innovation Award.

July 26, 2013
EERE Success Story—MA3T Model Application at ORNL Assesses the Future of Fuel Cell Markets

New model simulates market potential of fuel cell electric vehicles over time.

July 24, 2013
The ORNL researchers conducted a test in which they sprayed the scintillating phosphor on simulated debris material marked with technetium-99.
New EM Technology: Spray Lights up Contamination Hot Spots

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers have developed a new technology to determine the extent of contamination in Cold War facilities that could replace costly and time-consuming traditional survey methods used by EM.