The NREL data center uses an innovative hot water, direct-to-chip, data center liquid cooling technology that removes heat from the central processing units, graphics processing units, memory modules and other hot spots within the servers. The all-liquid path captures heat from the servers to be reused to heat the facility in cold weather.
The awards were presented at the 2013 International Conference for High Performance Computing Networking, Storage and Analysis in Denver.
DOE's Honors NREL with Two Housing Innovation Awards
DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy recently honored NREL with two of its top awards in its first-ever Housing Innovation Awards. The awards recognize the best in energy efficient building technologies for commercial facilities and residential homes.
NREL won in the category of Advanced Technologies and Practices for its development of ways to significantly improve real-world energy use by window air conditioners. The recommendations NREL developed from its laboratory findings have been published as a homeowner's guide for better window installation. NREL researchers say the tips should result in 5% to 10% cooling energy savings enough to pay for the air conditioner over its lifetime. If all window air conditioners were improved in this way, the nation's energy use could be reduced by 40 trillion Btu per year, saving consumers $400 million each year.
In the same category, NREL won for its contributions to development of Home Performance eXtensible Markup Language (HPXML), a standard data definition for building and efficiency measure information. NREL facilitated an industry collaborat
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