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View Resource A Decision-Making Tool to Support Integration of Sustainable Technologies in Refurbishment Projects

An eight-page building simulation explaining the aim of the European SSHORT (Sustainable Social Housing Refurbishment Technologies) project, which is to increase and promote rational and efficient...

http://www.ibpsa.org/proceedings/BS2003/BS03_0055_62.pdf
View Resource A Quest for Batteries to Alter the Energy Equation

This article from the NY Times explores battery developments in Allentown, PA. In a gleaming white factory here, Bob Peters was gently feeding sheets of chemical-coated foil one afternoon recently...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/28/science/28batt.html?pagewa...
View Resource Air Conditioning System Operation Strategies for Intermittent Occupancy Buildings in a Hot-Humid Climate

An eight-page building simulation paper. For many buildings, continuous operation of the air conditioning system is not necessary for achieving thermal comfort during the occupied periods. Depending...

http://www.ibpsa.org/proceedings/BS2003/BS03_0115_122.pdf
View Resource Creating Impact - Feed-In Tariff Laws: Making Clean Energy a Reality for All

The brochure describes evidence from fifty governments that Feed-In Tariff (FIT) policy speeds the transition to clean energy production and use.

http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc13700/
View Resource Domestic Wind Turbines

The results of a two-year research study on the viability of small scale wind turbines in urban areas, addressing issues, such as the emerging market for small wind technology, turbine performance,...

http://www.ata.org.au/projects-and-advocacy/domestic-wind-tu...
View Resource EnergyDigger

Daily energy news from planet earth.

http://www.energydigger.com/
View Resource Exergy Analysis Of A Low Temperature Radiant Heating System

An eight-page paper on a study to gain insight into the process of heating a room with a low-temperature radiant heating system and solar energy, considering energy conversion and heat transfer steps...

http://www.ibpsa.org/proceedings/BS2003/BS03_0071_78.pdf
View Resource Feed-in Tariffs for Renewable Energy

A description of how feed-in tariff laws could increase the renewable energy market and overall capacity with links to ATA papers on ?The design of a feed-in tariff? and ?The case for a feed-in tarif...

http://www.ata.org.au/projects-and-advocacy/feed-in-tariff-f...
View Resource France Moves to Levy Carbon Tax on Fossil Fuels

PARIS -- France is likely to begin taxing carbon-dioxide emissions by both households and companies starting next year in the hope that consumers and producers gradually shift to more environmentally...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125259026423099435.html
View Resource Greenhouse Gases

Many chemical compounds found in the Earth?s atmosphere act as ?greenhouse gases.? These gases allow sunlight to enter the atmosphere freely. When sunlight strikes the Earth?s surface, some of it i...

http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/1605/ggccebro/chapter1.html
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