Tag Archives: ORNL

q-sync motors

Q-Sync Motors Benefit Consumers and Utilities

Q-Sync Motors Benefit Consumers and Utilities

Bryan Kilgore, ERS, for Zondits QM Power’s advanced new Q-Sync motor provides improved efficiency versus shaded-pole and electronically commutated (EC) motors. Not only do Q-Sync motors benefit businesses through energy and demand savings, but they also benefit the utilities at the source by reducing apparent power (total power delivered from the grid) through power factor

clothes dryer

Cutting-Edge Ultrasonic Clothes Dryer Studies

Kerri-Ann Richard, ERS, for Zondits Common household appliances like dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, cooking equipment, and laundry equipment make up over 12% of the US residential energy consumption. Of that, clothes dryers alone account for about 4% of the total electricity use. Yet, it has not been until recently that there have been any significant changes

JUMP Initiative

DOE’s JUMP Initiative Calls for Innovation in Energy Efficiency

Innovation challenge for crowdsourced ideas for energy-efficiency in residential buildings NREL, May 20, 2016. Image credit: geralt The Energy Department’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with industry partner CLEAResult, will launch a Call for Innovation as part of the DOE JUMP initiative during the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif., on May


Crowdsourcing Opportunities for Efficient Building Technologies

Valerie Eacret for Zondits, March 16, 2015 The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) recently launched a website to crowdsource ideas for new and more efficient technologies for buildings. The intention is for researchers, product developers, and deployment teams to collaborate, although anyone who is interested may participate. The website is organized

ORNL Whirlpool

ORNL Building Tecnologies Could Cut Refrigerator Energy Use by 40%

ORNL signs agreement with Whirlpool Corp. to develop new energy-efficient refrigerator ORNL, February 25, 2015 The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Whirlpool Corporation are collaborating to design a refrigerator that could cut energy use by up to 40 percent compared with current models. The goal of the cooperative research and development agreement,


ORNL’s Smart Sensors Improve Building Energy Management Systems

Innovative wireless sensor technology yields better energy efficiency R&D Magazine, March 2, 2015 Regulating comfort in small commercial buildings could become more efficient and less expensive thanks to an innovative low-cost wireless sensor technology being developed by researchers at the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Buildings are responsible for about