Partnered with AWS Truepower, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Energy Department’s Wind Program released maps in December 2014 that highlight the potential for wind energy development using more advanced wind turbine technologies with higher hub heights of 110 and 140 meters.
In 2014, EERE’s Federal Energy Management Program issued a final rule that requires verified energy and water performance for new and retrofitted federal buildings that are certified by private sector green building certification systems.
The use of green building rating systems advances federal high performance buildings by focusing on modernization, and integrated building systems that minimize inefficiencies and waste, as well as enhance cost-saving benefits.
Suzanne Singer is working at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as an Energy and Thermal Fluids Analyst where she has an ongoing project to produce Sankey diagrams to analyze energy data and life cycle flows on tribal lands. Applying the knowledge and insights she gained from her work at LLNL, her internship, and her science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, Singer is educating Tribes on how to use their own resources and land to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
In April 2014, twenty-eight college and university teams from the U.S. and Canada participated in the inaugural U.S. Department of Energy’s Challenge Home Student Design Competition at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.
The Eighth Annual National Conference on Health Disparities was held November 5 through 8, 2014, in Long Beach, California. Like past conferences, it focused on policies and programs to reduce health disparities. However, the 2014 session saw one panel address a new topic—the impact of health issues, including disparities, on our nation’s military personnel and national security.