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Daily Quiz (76)


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved a Clean Air Act permit for Empire Offshore Wind LLC’s Empire 1 and Empire 2 projects, which could power over how many homes each year?


Scientists announced that research was being conducted using combinations of silicon dioxide and zirconium dioxide to provide what for solar panels?


The U.S. Department of Energy announced a Request for Proposals for its Transmission Facilitation Program, which aims to expand and modernize what?


The largest solar-plus storage project in the U.S., which includes over __ million First Solar modules, is now open and operating.


Scientists from the Institute of Tropical Technology developed a nano heat-reflective paint product, which can save up to __ of energy consumption for cooling devices.


Researchers developed a self-cooling, water-based paint to provide an energy-efficient solution to extreme heat, with the paint designed to reflect __ of the sunlight that hits it.


A project from Horizon Europe is looking to develop an efficient way to create what out of captured carbon emissions from wastewater sludge?


Cooling __ technology from the University of Maryland aims to combat rising global temperatures by turning down indoor heat without electricity.


Researchers at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China are researching options in next generation photovoltaic technology, including __, to develop a clean and low-cost blade coating for solar panels.


Scientists at the City University of Hong Kong are studying what type of solar cells that can potentially be adapted for use as an option for renewable energy?


A U.S. Department of Energy report found that the Better Buildings Initiative collectively cut carbon dioxide emissions by nearly ___ metric tons since its inception.


The U.S. government will offer $30 million in funding for technologies that can enable energy efficiency, electrification and decarbonization in commercial buildings, which will result in more than ___ the number of technologies in the program.


Aikido Technologies is developing a new type of offshore wind turbine that could be __ to __ less expensive than current offshore wind.


The National Energy Technology Laboratory has announced a new development in advanced sensors for the detection and prediction of corrosion in what?


A team has developed energy-efficient coating that mimics the qualities of __ to keep buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter.


A new kind of color paint from Stanford University was able to reduce the energy used in artificial cool conditions by ___.


Researchers from Bayreuth University developed an upcycling process that transforms what household item into energy-saving films using polymer coatings?


The U.S. Department of Energy announced $46 million in funding to develop building technologies and ___ practices to cut energy waste emissions in residential and commercial buildings.


Work has begun for the nation’s first net-zero energy government office building made from what in San Mateo County, California?


The International Maritime Organization announced that they have adopted a new strategy on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships, with a goal of reaching net zero emissions from international shipping close to what year?


The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $251 million in funding for 12 projects to expand __ transportation and storage infrastructure.


Out of the three energy subcategories in The Consumer Price Index, which was the only subcategory to show decreased prices in April?


New York plans to require a ban on fossil fuel equipment in the construction of new buildings starting in what year?


The U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced funding from a new grant program to improve public safety, protect public health and reduce what from natural gas distribution pipes?


A recent report from the International Energy Agency found that the global energy sector produced nearly ___ million tons of methane emission in 2022, an increase from the year prior.


Inspired by the skin of ___, a new multilayered fluidic system for windows has the potential to reduce energy costs in buildings.


The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration is preparing for the launch of what type of station?


The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory examined an ultrathin protective coating designed to protect ___ against environmental factors.


Researchers found that a “space skin” could help protect spacecraft and satellites from ___, while also collecting energy for future use.


Ohio-based startup Aeroseal has recently made its energy-saving systems available in ___ and building envelopes for rental properties across the United States and in 29 countries.


Gecko Robotics recently entered a collaboration with an energy provider to offer ___ robotic inspection services across Europe.


At the end of last month, which major U.S. city passed an energy transformation code that would adopt and exceed the 2021 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)?


Energy company Woodside reportedly developed equipment that performs ___, in response to COVID-related supply chain risks.


In September 2021, renewable energy company Siemens Gamesa installed the first ever commercial, fully recyclable ___ for cleaner energy.


Which state recently passed a compromise bill, mandating several green incentives, to stay on track with a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050?


BMW unveiled a car that can do what to reduce the amount of energy on the vehicle’s electrical system and lower the amount of fuel or energy consumption?


True or False: Congress is considering using tax incentives as a way to push building projects toward energy efficiency.


A team of researchers recently developed concrete that generates ____ as a way of contributing net-zero energy.


The Department of Energy has reported that its investment in solar energy have allowed solar costs to decline by how much?


The U.S. Department of Energy announced a “Connected Communities” project, which would make 7,000 homes and businesses energy-efficient, leading to _____ in savings per year by 2030.


True or False: Developers plan to install solar panels that are designed to float in human-made bodies of water in Massachusetts.


In an effort to promote sustainability, partners Ørsted and Eversource announced the first-ever American-built offshore wind substation, along with the report that between __ and __ of a wind turbine can be recycled.


Tesla Energy, along with Brookfield Asset Management, Inc. and Dacra, announced an initiative for a neighborhood run largely on what type of renewable energy?


Based on a report released by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Biden administration believes solar power could represent how much of the U.S. electrical generation by 2035?


True or False: California’s adoption of the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards will provide code for clean, low-carbon technology for residential homes only.


After going live with its microgrid, the Pittsburgh International Airport is now entirely powered by what type of distributed energy?


Using Veolia’s recycling process, the use of one wind turbine blade weighing seven tons equates to the consumption of how much coal?


Roughly how many megawatts of energy is the United States’ first large-scale offshore windfarm, Vineyard Wind 1, slated to produce once its completed?


What is slated to be the nation’s first large-scale offshore windfarm?


According to an archived D+D article, customers were reported to have saved how much on overall energy bills after installing a cool roof coating?


True or false: On two heavily corroded, 350-foot transmission towers cleaned to SSPC-SP 2 and SP 3, a coating system consisting of one full coat of 100-percent-volume-solids epoxy penetrating sealer, followed by one full coat of silicone alkyd enamel has been used, according to a recently published case history.


In mid-2019 the US Green Building Council issued a report that listed the top ten states having the most LEED-certified residential structures. What state headed that list?


A “titania” coating is being developed with support from a Federal grant for what application?


The United States Department of Energy recently announced $33.5 million to fund grants for advanced research with the goal of increasing the overall energy efficiency of buildings by what percentage?


True or false: California has set a policy goal that all homes constructed in 2040 or after must be energy-neutral.


What organization partnered with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to create an energy savings calculator?


True or false: According to recent Department of Energy calculations, 40 percent of all energy used in the United States is consumed by buildings.


True or false: A California survey conducted by an energy provider found that 80 percent of homeowners preferred having both natural gas and electricity rather than an all-electric home.


True or false: According to a Department of Energy report, air infiltration accounted for greater energy losses than any other component of the building envelope, including fenestration.


True or false: An executive order issued in 2015 mandated a reduction in energy use of 2.5 percent per year for the next 10 years in federal buildings.


True or false: The Department of Energy’s 2014 Windows and Building Envelope Research and Development Roadmap for Emerging Technologies states that the cost of an air barrier system for a new building can be recovered in less than five years.


What country is the partner of the United States in the Clean Energy Research Center for Building Energy Efficiency?


With specific values required in several energy codes, reflectance is an important performance property of a cool roof coating. What is another?


True or false: In a recent JPCL article, the authors state that Belgian offshore wind farms being developed in the North Sea will generate energy equivalent to 2.5 nuclear power plants.


What organization is holding the event “Delivering Near Zero Energy Buildings Conference” on Friday this week (November 14)?


According to the Department of Energy, buildings are responsible for how much of the nation’s energy use?


Twelve air barrier suppliers, Syracuse University, the Air Barrier Association of America and what other organization jointly worked on research to determine the energy performance of air barrier materials?


True or False: Dark colors can be used to meet Energy Star requirements for reflective roofs.


True or false: Studies by Texas A&M University on about 8 million square feet of campus building roofs show an energy savings payback in three to four years for SPF roofing systems.


What organization produces the main standard that provides minimum requirements for energy efficient designs for buildings except for low-rise residential buildings?


The Oak Ridge National Laboratory and what other organization are partners in a research study to quantify the energy-efficiency gains achieved with air barriers?


True or false: Studies by a major university in Texas on 8 million square feet of campus building roofs show that spray polyurethane foam roofing can achieve energy savings payback in 3-4 years.


True or false: Buildings of all kinds, residential, commercial, and industrial, consume about 20% of the energy used in the United States.


The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code for the first time gives air barrier performance requirements for what building constituents?


Which of the following material types is used to improve the energy efficiency of buildings?


True or false: An air barrier, in addition to improving the energy efficiency of a building, minimizes moisture transport through the building envelope.


 
 
   

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