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Strategic Petroleum Reserve discussion draft and Title IV energy efficiency : hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, first session, April 30, 2015.
Oversight of the GSA and energy efficiency in public buildings : hearing before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, April 22, 2009.
Since co-founding the social networking site Facebook as a college student at Harvard University, Mark Zuckerberg has risen to become one of the most visible figures in the technology industry. Readers will learn how Zuckerberg created his groundbreaking web site, how Facebooks popularity spread throughout the world, and what he has planned for the future.
Energy efficiency : long-standing problems with DOE’s program for setting efficiency standards continue to result in forgone energy savings
The Department of Energy (DOE) sets energy efficiency standards through the rulemaking process for certain consumer product categories, such as kitchen ranges, and industrial equipment, such as distribution transformers. Congress reported in 2005 that DOE was late in setting standards and required DOE to report every 6 months on the status of the backlog. GAO examined (1) the extent to which DOE has met its obligations to issue rules on minimum energy efficiency standards for consumer products and industrial equipment and (2) whether DOE’s plan for clearing the backlog will be effective or can be improved. Among other things, GAO convened an expert panel on energy efficiency standards to identify causes and effects of delays and assess DOE’s plans. DOE has missed all 34 congressional deadlines for setting energy efficiency standards for the 20 product categories with statutory deadlines that have passed. DOE’s delays ranged from less than a year to 15 years. Rulemakings have been completed for only (1) refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers; (2) small furnaces; and (3) clothes washers. DOE has yet to finish 17 categories of such consumer products as kitchen ranges and ovens, dishwashers, and water heaters, and such industrial equipment as distribution transformers. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory estimates that delays in setting standards for the four consumer product categories that consume the most energy––refrigerators and freezers, central air conditioners and heat pumps, water heaters, and clothes washers––will cost at least $28 billion in forgone energy savings by 2030. DOE’s January 2006 report to Congress attributes delays to several causes, including an overly ambitious statutory rulemaking schedule and a lengthy internal review process. In interviews, however, DOE officials could not agree on the causes of delays. GAO’s panel of widely recognized, knowledgeable stakeholders said, among other things, that the General Counsel review process was too lengthy and that DOE did not allot sufficient resources or make the standards a priority. However, GAO could not more conclusively determine the root causes of delay because DOE lacks the program management data needed to identify bottlenecks in the rulemaking process. In January 2006, DOE presented to Congress its plan to bring the standards up to date by 2011. It is unclear whether this plan will effectively clear DOE’s backlog because DOE does not have the necessary program management data to be certain the plan addresses the root causes. The plan also lacks critical elements of an effective project management plan, such as a way to ensure management accountability for meeting the deadlines. Finally, the plan calls for a sixfold increase in workload with only a small increase in resources. DOE plans to manage the workload through improved productivity. Timeliness of DOE Rulemakings That Have Come Due Timeliness of rulemaking02468101214161810 years to 15 years512821420246810121416185 years to <10 years1 year to < 5 years< 1 yearOn time0LateCompleted rulesIncomplete rulesNumber of rulesSource: GAO analysis of DOE data.
How to Work At Home is the compilation of the author’s experience and expertise in setting up a system of working from home that is do-able and enjoyable. Learning what to do and what not to do, the writer shares her experience with the reader.
Heating and Cooling of Buildings: Design for Efficiency, Revised Second Edition (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series)
The art and the science of building systems design evolve continuously as designers, practitioners, and researchers all endeavor to improve the performance of buildings and the comfort and productivity of their occupants. Retaining coverage from the original second edition while updating the information in electronic form, Heating and Cooling of Buildings: Design for Efficiency, Revised Second Edition presents the technical basis for designing the lighting and mechanical systems of buildings.
Along with numerous homework problems, the revised second edition offers a full chapter on economic analysis and optimization, new heating and cooling load procedures and databases, and simplified procedures for ground coupled heat transfer calculations. The accompanying CD-ROM contains an updated version of the Heating and Cooling of Buildings (HCB) software program as well as electronic appendices that include over 1,000 tables in HTML format that can be searched by major categories, a table list, or an index of topics. Ancillary information is available on the book’s website www.hcbcentral.com
From materials to computers, this edition explores the latest technologies exerting a profound effect on the design and operation of buildings. Emphasizing design optimization and critical thinking, the book continues to be the ultimate resource for understanding energy use in buildings.
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YouTube was created by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim in 2005. When these three friends wanted to share a video from a party, they realized they were on to something. They thought other people would want an easy way to share videos online too. The website they built quickly became the most popular online video community in the world. But how did they go from tech-savvy young adults to founders of one of the Internet’s most visited sites ? Discover how Chen, Hurley and Karim came together to build an international platform for video sharing.”
2016 Title 24, Part 6 Nonresidential Envelope and Solar Ready Application Guide (California Title 24, Part 6 Application Guides) (Volume 1)
This is one of seven guides designed to help builders, designers, contractors, and others involved in the compliance process become more familiar with California’s 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings (Energy Standards) in Title 24, Part 6 as they apply to projects. It is designed to serve as a resource for industry professionals involved in the design, construction, or retrofit of California’s buildings. The guides include compliance requirements and recommendations for implementing the Energy Standards in new construction, addition or renovation projects. It was developed and provided by Energy Code Ace, a sub-program of the California Statewide Codes & Standards Program, which offers free energy code training, tools and resources for those who need to understand and meet the requirements of Title 24, Part 6 and Title 20. The program is funded by California utility customers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission and in support of the California Energy Commission. It is implemented by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas and Electric, Southern California Gas Company and Southern California Edison.
If you have a small business, you’ll love the Google tools that are available at little or no cost. Google Business Solutions All-in-One For Dummies shows you how to use them all! Eight self-contained minibooks cover Google Apps, Google search tools for business, highlighting your business, creating a Web site with Google Sites, Google tools for your site, Google Ads and Analytics, securing business information, and getting noticed with Google Gadgets.
As if that wasn’t enough, there’s a Google AdWords™ gift card worth $25 inside the book, too!
- Get e-mail, calendar, online documents and records, and more, free in Google Apps
- Provide directions to your business, reviews, access to products and services, and even coupons online with Google Maps and Google Base
- Use Google Docs, Checkout, and other tools to give your site all the e-commerce features
- Track traffic and get advertisers with Google Ads and Analytics
- Choose tools to keep your e-mail, servers, computers, and files safe
- Create gadgets that promote your business and add value to your site
- Learn the secrets of search engine optimization the Google way
You’ll also find out how to use coupons effectively, how to keep e-mail and instant messaging safer, and how to make the most of Google AdWords. Google Business Solutions All-in-One For Dummies really DOES have it all!
Energy Use in Global Food Production: Considerations for Sustainable Food Security in the 21st Century (SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition)
This Brief examines the sustainability of energy use in global food production and processing. The nexus between food, water, and energy are explored against a background of climate change. Current efforts to reduce the energy intensity of food and increase sustainability are explored. Food waste and its impact on energy is covered, including regional variations and nutrient recycling methods. Energy Use in Global Food Production uses case studies to illustrate how food production and processing is a significant contributor to anthropogenic climate change. Modern industrial agriculture uses fossil fuel to grow crops and produce fertilizers, pesticides and farm machinery. Additional energy is used to transport and process food at a primary and secondary level. With the median forecast for global population at more than 9 billion by 2030, a 30% increase over the current population, energy efficient food processing will be of increasing importance. This Brief provides an overview of current energy efficient food processing methods looks at the way forward as demands continue to increase.
- Energy Use in Global Food Production Considerations for Sustainable Food Security in the 21st Century SpringerBriefs in Food Health and Nutrition
Home appliance energy efficiency standards under the Department of Energy : stakeholder perspectives
Home appliance energy efficiency standards under the Department of Energy : stakeholder perspectives : hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, second session, June 10, 2016.
The energy consumption issue in distributed computing systems raises various monetary, environmental and system performance concerns. Electricity consumption in the US doubled from 2000 to 2005. From a financial and environmental standpoint, reducing the consumption of electricity is important, yet these reforms must not lead to performance degradation of the computing systems. These contradicting constraints create a suite of complex problems that need to be resolved in order to lead to ‘greener’ distributed computing systems. This book brings together a group of outstanding researchers that investigate the different facets of green and energy efficient distributed computing.
- One of the first books of its kind
- Features latest research findings on emerging topics by well-known scientists
- Valuable research for grad students, postdocs, and researchers
- Research will greatly feed into other technologies and application domains
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WordPress Security for Webmasters 2017: How to Stop Hackers Breaking into Your Website (Webmaster Series) (Volume 7)
In 2016, it was estimated that only 44% of web traffic was genuine human visitors to a site. The other 56% was made up of bots, hacking tools, scrapers, and spammers. With an estimated 30,000+ websites being hacked every day, website security has to be be a main concern for anyone running a website, no matter how small. Securi (a top internet security service) releases a quarterly report on hacking attempts. Their data from the third quarter of 2016 suggested that WordPress made up 74% of all infected websites. Hacked sites can be used for a variety of purposes, such as redirecting your traffic, stealing customer details, deleting files, changing your login details to lock you out, sending spam emails to millions of people, SEO for the hackers site, and so on. And don’t think that your small, insignificant site is safe from hackers. To a hacker, a site is a site. They’ll use computer software to scan millions of websites for vulnerabilities and then attack the soft targets. There is no softer target than a newly setup WordPress website that’s run from someone’s bedroom. There is obviously good reason to be concerned about your website security. However, I don’t want you to think that WordPress is an insecure platform that should be avoided, it isn’t. WordPress is actually very secure and if a security hole is found, it is usually plugged very quickly by the WordPress security team and pushed out to all WordPress installs – automatically. The real security issues come from the people running the websites. They often don’t have enough knowledge to make educated decisions about the content they put on their site, the plugins they use, or the themes they install. This book has two aims: 1. I want to give you the knowledge you need so that you can understand where the main threats come from. With that knowledge, you will understand how your administrative actions can affect the security of your website. This knowledge gives you the power to stop hackers. 2. I want to give you a step-by-step solution to make your website as hackproof as possible. We’ll install a single WordPress plugin and go through the entire setup process. Simply follow along on your own site as I secure one of my own. If you are not very technically minded, don’t worry. This book assumes no technical ability and no programming skills.
2 Second Lean will flip your world right-side up. It’s a practical way to improve your life every day by making a simple 2 second improvement. Join author, business expert, radio show host, and international speaker, Paul A. Akers, as he takes you on a LEAN journey that will transform every aspect your life… from your home to the office. **3rd Edition includes 5 New Chapters
Cat food can play a vital role in a feline companions health and longevity.
As a responsible pet owner, you want to ensure that your feline companion is in the best possible health.
Your cat health concern is appropriate, because as with any domestic pet, the attachment and companionship is important both to the owner and to the animal. While certain genetic conditions cannot be corrected, general guidelines for nutrition and care will help provide a long and happy life for your cat.
Cats, especially older ones, fall prey to many of the same type of illnesses as do their human companions. This does not necessarily mean that diseases such as diabetes are passed directly from human to cat or vice versa, but cats do get diabetes. They also get irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis and allergies, just to name a few. There are a few exceptions, notably when the owner of the cat is pregnant, but this cat health concern can safely be set aside with just a few reasonable rules.
Do not give you cat whiskey (duh).
There is a significant amount of disagreement amongst cat experts as to the correct food for an indoor cat. Much of cat food sales come from presenting cats as being finicky, or needing fresh food, or high protein diets. If you look at the diet of the cat in the wild, you will see that it receives both carbohydrates and protein, since it will eat the entire captured kill. Given that you do not want your cat ingesting wild captured food such as birds or rodents, particularly in your house or apartment, what food comes closest to providing the required nutrients?
Almost any commercial cat food will ease the cat health concern, but some types of preparation will provide added benefits. For instance, if dry food is offered, also provide plenty of fresh water for the cat to drink. Dry food has the advantage of cleaning the teeth which takes care of another cat health concern. Cautions to be aware of include not feeding your cat dog food or human table scraps, as neither one provides balanced nutrition for the cat. Besides, feeding table scraps will create make kitty a nuisance in a very short time.
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Foods which do not use dyes are better for cats. Also avoid use of preservatives which can cause liver damage. Finally, even for indoor cats, some grass such as oats or wheat planted for your cat will provide needed nutrients and may help in protecting your other indoor plants.
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EN 50598-2 Ecodesign for power drive systems, motor starters, power electronics & their driven applications – Part 2: Energy efficiency indicators for power drive systems and motor starters – This European Standard specifies the energy efficiency indicators for power electronics (e.g. complete drive modules, CDM), power drive systems and motor starters, all used for motor driven equipment in the power range of 0,12 kW up to 1 000 kW. It specifies the methodology for determination of losses of the complete drive module (CDM), the power drive system (PDS) and the complete motor system. It defines IE and IES-classes, their limit values and provides test procedures for the classification of the overall losses of the motor system. Furthermore, this part of EN 50598 proposes a methodology for characterization of the best energy efficiency solution to be implemented. This depends on the motor driven system architecture, the speed/load profile and the operating points over time of the driven equipment. The methodology of the extended product approach and the semianalytical models are defined in Part 1 of the series. The structure of this EN 50598 contains the following: – the losses of a standardized reference PDS (RPDS) and the mathematical model for their calculation are given and classified, – the reference load/motor (RM) and the reference CDM (RCDM) are defined and can be used to determine the efficiency class of a motor system when one of its constituents is unknown, – the requirements for determining the losses of a real PDS are given and are classified in comparison to the RPDS, – the requirements for the type testing and the content of user documentation, – some illustrations of losses in an overall system as an example are given in annexes, – information about system and drive topologies are given in annexes. Specific data for power losses of RCDM, RM, RPDS and IE/IES-classes are given for low voltages (100 V up and equal to 1 000 V), single axis AC/AC power driv
A modern and unique perspective on solar and geothermal technologies for heating and cooling buildings
This book will have a broad appeal reaching practising engineers in the industry as well as students. With introductory sections for each technology described, material includes chapters on: geothermal energy use for the heating and cooling of buildings; a chapter on electrically driven heat pumps/chillers; material on night radiative cooling, photovoltaic thermal collectors, temperature modelling and thin film photovoltaic modelling.
- Includes general introductory sections for each technology with market potential and applications
- Covers an increasingly important component of energy courses
- Considers a broad range of alternative renewable energy supplies relevant to the building sector, such as geothermal energy with heat pump
- With a special focus on solar cooling, provides detailed physical models of all technologies and example calculations
- Unique in covering the fundamentals of meteorological modelling
Documents such as vital records are important and everyone should have their own copies or a certified true copy with them. Vital records such as birth, death and marriage certificates are usually available in the State Health Department although in some cases such as the Marriage Records Ohio, these are available from the county clerk. Vital records contain information that might be helpful in claiming of spousal benefits, social security, death benefits as well as determine one’s legitimacy.
For people who want information pertaining to their parent’s marriage records or just about anyone who was married in Ohio, they can check the Office of the Vital Statistics. The Office houses a large database of marriage index and these starts from 1950 up to the present. For marriages that happened before the date mentioned, the person requesting can check out the county where the marriage record was created. The indexes or abstracts only contain basic information about the marriage and for those who want only the basics can do so by requesting the abstracts from the office. They can also make an appointment if they personally want to check the files.
For certified copies of the marriage, the person requesting can go to the county probate court where the license was issued. Other records that one can also request for include license made by the minister, marriage consents as well as marriage returns. Each county has their own indexes and some can even date back to the 1900. To preserve the records, some are microfilmed.
For people requesting for the marriage records in Franklin, they can request for the copies via online, standard mail and even in person. Each certified copy costs about $2 and transaction fee costs $1. For online requests, they can fill up the online form and then pay for their request via money order. For copies requested via mail, the person requesting must include all the pertinent details concerning the marriage, a self-addressed stamped envelope and attach the payment in cash or money order. The county charges for postage fee and this depends on how many copies one would request for, though at present, the county charges $.46 for every 4 abstracts requested.
In other counties such as the Belmont County, individuals asking for marriage records should send their request via mail. They should include a cheque or money order, marriage details and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Each certified copy is priced at $3. The procedure is different on the other hand with the Clark County. Clark County allows the person requesting for information to check the database him or herself, though they have to know the details in order to open it.
There are other ways for one to obtain records of marriage as these services available depend on the county probate where the marriage was performed. For those who are looking for a faster and more convenient way to check basic marriage information, they can do so by checking online sites that offer professional search records faster and easier.
Have you observed the development in the food solution sector in the last few years? You could not lose out on this simple and also obvious truth. The food sector has actually developed over the ages as well as progressed versus all probabilities. It has actually turned from a reduced income earner to a multi-billion buck market and also as it is; it is rupturing at the joints with risks of boosted development still. Try these Kitchen sites for your kitchen equipment needs.
A number of those that have the wherewithal have actually capitalized the ever before increasing market. If you nonetheless enjoy carefully, you will certainly observe in spite of development as well as development in the food solution sector, not all company could claim on their own they have actually been experiencing a compatible development in their individual organizations but also for the quick as well as active, there has actually never ever been a much better time for their company.
Those that achieve success as service providers in the food solution market could vouch for that, in addition to their very own experience, just what has actually helped them greater than other point are their devices. Keeping the prospering market that the food solution sector presently provides is essential for the globe economic situation. The Business cooking area tools are just what are hard to aid maintain a trustworthy and also reliable manufacturing circulation.
The solutions made by Food Company are unquestionably elected as a significant social demand. With their tactical positioning, they have actually had the ability to offer the worldwide town for a long time currently. Scenarios could nevertheless develop when their solutions could not have the ability to meet needs. Time as well as area restrictions are among the commonest. There are times deals with are much better taken in your home and also not at parks or dining establishments as well. The only means after that to proceed life like not is missing out on is to offer your satisfaction in the house what these service providers would certainly give you ought to you go seeing them.
It is feasible for you to appreciate unique minutes in your home in seclusion or among your family and friends when you obtain the ideal kitchen area tools for your house. There are shops as well as stores you could go where you will certainly be revealed a variety of food preparation devices that could offer both business as well as house usage objectives. The food solution sector has actually been sustained by suppliers that maintain ending up brand-new tools with their concentrate on quality in addition to the requirement for temperature level policy, institutional demands, transportability, health and wellness as well as sanitation and also double function in industrial and also residence usage.
The driving force behind writing this book is so that people can make the correct choices and be fully armed with all the information when it comes to earning money from home. In this book, you’ll explore work at home jobs & opportunities and the potential of a work at home business to determine: – Is it truly possible to make money from home, a realistic living and not just occasional sales or part time job or gigs? – Are there actual people in business currently working from home and what are they doing to make money? – Are there currently people in the workforce that could benefit from doing work at home? – What is some of the most successful work at home jobs or businesses someone could start and have a reasonable chance of success with low start up costs? Of course, we will explore much more about working at home because the more you know the greater the chance you will make a real success out of whatever it is you love to do.
Modern Gas Turbine Systems: High Efficiency, Low Emission, Fuel Flexible Power Generation (Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy)
Modern gas turbine power plants represent one of the most efficient and economic conventional power generation technologies suitable for large-scale and smaller scale applications. Alongside this, gas turbine systems operate with low emissions and are more flexible in their operational characteristics than other large-scale generation units such as steam cycle plants. Gas turbines are unrivalled in their superior power density (power-to-weight) and are thus the prime choice for industrial applications where size and weight matter the most. Developments in the field look to improve on this performance, aiming at higher efficiency generation, lower emission systems and more fuel-flexible operation to utilise lower-grade gases, liquid fuels, and gasified solid fuels/biomass. Modern gas turbine systems provides a comprehensive review of gas turbine science and engineering.
The first part of the book provides an overview of gas turbine types, applications and cycles. Part two moves on to explore major components of modern gas turbine systems including compressors, combustors and turbogenerators. Finally, the operation and maintenance of modern gas turbine systems is discussed in part three. The section includes chapters on performance issues and modelling, the maintenance and repair of components and fuel flexibility.
Modern gas turbine systems is a technical resource for power plant operators, industrial engineers working with gas turbine power plants and researchers, scientists and students interested in the field.
- Provides a comprehensive review of gas turbine systems and fundamentals of a cycle
- Examines the major components of modern systems, including compressors, combustors and turbines
- Discusses the operation and maintenance of component parts
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