Accession Number PB2013-108893
Title Renewable Energy Guide for Highway Maintenance Facilities.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 248p
Personal Author D. Panich J. Cohen J. Mello R. Lorand
Abstract This report presents a guide for the application of renewable energy technologies to the heating and cooling, lighting, and electrical power requirements of highway maintenance facilities. The guide will be of immediate interest to staff of state departments of transportation responsible for the planning, design, construction, and operation of these facilities. The objective of the project was to develop a guide for the planning, design, and operation of new and retrofitted highway maintenance facilities that are sustainable and energy efficient over their service lives through the effective use of energy capture technologies. In this project, the term highway maintenance facility was defined as a building used to garage, repair, and maintain vehicles and equipment, with associated storage, shop, office, and other occupied spaces. The term energy capture technology refers to the use of both active, renewable (such as wind, solar, and ground-source) energy sources and passive (such as solar-thermal) building and site modifications.
Keywords Construction
Cooling systems
Design
Electric power
Heating systems
Highway maintenance
Lighting systems
Management planning and control
Project planning
Renewable energy sources
Retrofitting
State departments of transportation


 
Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
National Academy of Science Transportation Research Board
NTIS Subject Category 50A - Highway Engineering
50C - Construction Equipment, Materials, & Supplies
97O - Miscellaneous Energy Conversion & Storage
Corporate Author Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1320
Contract Number N/A

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