Energy Efficiency Reference/Proposal

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Proposal[edit]

Abstract[edit]

The goal of the Energy Efficiency Reference project is to develop a comprehensive web-based reference. The main body of information will be drawn from energy audit work completed by the Oregon State Energy/Efficiency Center over the last 20 years, consisting of over 500 audit reports, numerous theses as well as manuals, references and books. The reasoning behind developing the reference is to open this vast knowledge base to the public, which will in turn promote the goals of moving the United States towards a more energy independent nation.

Introduction[edit]

The goal of this project is to develop a comprehensive web-based reference regarding energy efficiency and conservation. The main body of information will draw from energy audit work completed by the Oregon State Energy/Efficiency Center over the last 20 years, consisting of over 500 reports, numerous theses as well as manuals, references and books. The reasoning behind developing the reference was to open this vast knowledge base to the public.

To accomplish this, several employees of the E/EC will gather and compile the various information needed to create the Energy Efficiency Reference. In order to accomplish this, a wiki-style method of collaboration will be utilized that will allow for contributors to easily add and update information. In order to expand the reference, experts from other universities around the United States will be asked to edit and add relevant content. Currently, 2 other universities, San Francisco State and the University of Missouri, have already committed to the project.

The development of this reference is important, especially as the energy efficiency field continues to grow and become more important. The amount of information that will be contained will greatly assist those working in industry, as well as academia, and hopefully allow for a more diverse dialogue to be opened by those already working in this sector. Similarly, the reference will act as a training manual for entities looking to learn advanced energy auditing and assessment techniques.

The Energy Efficiency Reference will mainly focus on subsystems, such as Compressed Air or Refrigeration. This is key as the most important aspect when doing an energy audit is dividing the large system into the smaller subsystems so that the assessment is easier to manage.

Tasks[edit]

  • Assign administrators to specific subsystems to act as editors for the site
  • Port information from past IAC work to the new site
  • Ensure that information is accurate and well organized

Personnel[edit]

  • Joe Junker - E/EC Director
  • Cosmo Prindle - E/EC Operations Manager
  • Michael Koch - E/EC Assistant Operations Manager
  • Kevin Ng - SFSU Industrial Assessment Center
  • Stephen Roderick
  • Bryan Kilgore

Budget[edit]

  • Total: $4000
  • Hours: 400

The hours will be spent organizing and compiling information on the following subsystems:

  • Boilers & Steam
  • Compressed Air
  • Fume Hoods
  • HVAC
  • Refrigeration
  • Lighting
  • Motors
  • Pumps & Fans
  • Process Heating
  • Solar
  • Other

Information[edit]

Grant Proposal[edit]

   * Title page
   * Abstract
   * Introduction (statement of the problem, purpose of research or goals, and significance of research)
   * Literature review
   * Project narrative (methods, procedures, objectives, outcomes or deliverables, evaluation, and dissemination)
   * Personnel
   * Budget and budget justification