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PNNL Engineer Wins Brodzinski Award for Early Career Achievement
Kalsi's methods are solving problems for future energy systems
October 2018
Developing Buildings of the Future, Wang Wins Lab Director Award
PNNL engineer conceptualized, led teams to develop energy-efficiency tools for homes and buildings
October 2018
Getting More Out of Control All the Time
"Control Day at PNNL" brings attention to capabilities for improving the operation of the power grid, buildings, transportation systems and more
October 2018
PNNL's Osman Ahmed Helms International Technology Management Organization
Early exposure to American ingenuity helps fuel a career focused on innovation
March 2018


Jud Virden "Building" Interest with Congressional Committee
Senators hear from PNNL about opportunities and challenges to make buildings more energy-efficient
December 2017
VOLTTRON™ User Community Expands Overseas
Researchers at PNNL collaborate with South Korea-based institute to pursue energy-efficient neighborhood
September 2017
Kalsi Selected for Caltech Appointment
Staff member will partner on control theory for large-scale complex systems and proposal development.
August 2017
VOLTTRON™ Team Recognized by PNNL Director
Director notes excellence of VOLTTRON™ platform with 2017 Award for Exceptional Team Achievement in Science & Technology
August 2017
Power Over Ethernet — Power Over Lighting
Converging capabilities and requirements may deliver energy savings for connected lighting systems
July 2017
Building Controls Measures Can Reap Substantial Energy Rewards
Study concludes application of proper building controls, low-cost sensors and other methods will improve building operations and substantially reduce energy use
July 2017
Wireless Metering Challenge
Commercial buildings benefit from DOE challenge for market solution to reduce energy use, improve operations
June 2017
Regional Project Reveals the Potential of Transactive Control
PNNL experiments test new methods for managing the nation's buildings and energy system
April 2017
Ahmed Elected to Third Term on International Association of Management of Technology Board of Directors
Two-year term allows for knowledge acquisition and thought leadership
March 2017
Grid Smart: Special Issue Features PNNL Transactive Energy Expertise
IEEE's Electrification Magazine focuses on understanding and effectively deploying transactive systems
February 2017
ASME Special Issue on Buildings of the Future
Vision seeks to inform future research and strategic planning for built environment
February 2017
Tune-Ups: Servicing Buildings from the Roof, Down
Timeline highlights successful development of building Re-tuning™ methodology
February 2017


Controls Engineer Named Fellow of Renowned Engineering Institute
Zhenyu "Henry" Huang elevated for his contributions to dynamic analysis and high performance computing
December 2016
PNNL Economist Elected President of Economics Conference
Patrick Balducci chosen to lead Pacific Northwest Regional Economics Conference
October 2016
Guide for Documentation and Validation of Energy Storage System Safety
New compliance guide helps ensure timely deployment of safe energy storage systems
September 2016
PNNL-Led Campus Project Expands to Multiple Buildings
Experiment deployment and results, and partner progress on energy storage and solar activities, mark strong first phase
September 2016
Air Conditioning That's Out of This World
New materials enhance the cooling effects from outer space to reduce energy use in small- to medium-sized buildings
September 2016
ACEEE Served for Building Efficiency
Summer Study draws visionaries focused on reducing climate impact of buildings
September 2016
Emissions Calculator for Modern Grid Investments
PNNL and utilities partner to develop and test new Emissions Quantification Tool
July 2016
Transactive Times: Three PNNL Researchers Featured in Special Issue
IEEE's Power & Energy Magazine focuses on transactive energy
June 2016
DOE's Patricia Hoffman Keynotes Energy Storage Symposium at PNNL
Experts convene to discuss future of energy storage and battery technology
June 2016
If the Grid Becomes a Value Exchange, How Do We Assign Value to it?
New report details pros and cons of applying valuation methods to Transactive Systems
May 2016
New Method Shows Promise for Turning Energy Peaks into Valleys
Researchers are testing an innovative control approach to improve efficiency in buildings
May 2016
Pursuing Grid Flexibility, Avoiding Grid Lock
New software busts through time barriers that prevent new energy resources from getting onto the grid
May 2016
Developing a Community for Connected Buildings
Buildings Interoperability Landscape report addresses barriers and establishes baseline goals for advancing building connectivity
April 2016
Perfect Score: New Tool Makes Energy Efficiency Easy
PNNL's Building Energy Asset Score offers standardized efficiency evaluation
February 2016
Modern Grid, Massive Potential
PNNL involved in 40 projects as part of sweeping national effort toward power grid modernization
January 2016
Beg, Borrow, and Share—A Unique Solution to Balance the Power Grid
PNNL project team wins Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy funding
January 2016


Connected Campuses to Test Transactive Energy
PNNL partners with Washington State's two biggest universities to advance smart grid efforts
November 2015

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