Six years ago, researchers in LBL's Energy and Environment Division helped establish an unusual collaboration that joined California's utilities with researchers at colleges, universities, and laboratories around the state. Two weeks ago, the fruits of this effort were apparent when the California Institute for Energy Efficiency (CIEE) conducted its fourth annual conference in Berkeley.
The conference brought together CIEE researchers from throughout the state who are involved in a broad program devoted to energy efficiency and related air quality issues. In addition to the exchange of information that took place between researchers, the conference also gave utility professionals, policy makers, and regulators a look at the new technologies being explored by CIEE. Likewise, the conference showcased new information about the state's energy-related environmental problems and new approaches to dealing with them.
CIEE Director Jim Cole of the E&E Division gave the opening remarks at the conference, which also featured three keynote speakers.
Norm Bryan, chair of the CIEE Board and PG&E vice president, spoke about the future of the utility industry and the role of R&D in helping to serve future customer needs. In his address, C. Judson King, vice provost of the University of California (and LBL researcher), identified CIEE as a model for university, industry and government collaboration to develop new end-use efficiency technology that benefits California residents and the nation as a whole. Peter Fox-Penner, DOE principal deputy assistant secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, congratulated CIEE on its accomplishments in developing and demonstrating new end-use efficiency technologies.
E&E researcher Haider Taha provided new analyatic insights into the effects of the "Cool Communities" Initiative. The project, now a key component of President Clinton's Climate Change Action Plan, proposes to cool hot cities by increasing the number of trees and by replacing dark-colored roofs and roads with white surfaces. This should lower air temperatures, reduce air-conditioning needs, and improve air quality.
Taha modeled the effect of this proposed project on California's South Coast Air Basin. His results quantify the effects of increased vegetative cover and white surfaces on air temperature and urban ozone concentrations in the basin. The model shows that feasible increases in the reflectivity of building roofs, parking lots, roads, and other surfaces within the air basin would reduce temperatures between 1 and 2 degrees C and reduce overall ozone concentrations by 20 parts per billion.
E&E's Mark Modera discussed what is being discovered about improving the air distribution systems in both residential and commercial buildings. He said past studies show that the air leakage and conduction losses from a typical residential duct system can be as high as 20 to 40 percent of the energy used for cooling. To remedy this, Modera has designed and performed lab tests of a system that can be used to seal duct leaks from the inside. The technology, which should cut duct-sealing costs in half, is being patented by LBL.
Steve Selkowitz, LBL's Building Technologies program leader, discussed how an integrated approach to the design of commercial buildings can make them more efficient. He noted that a range of tools--including energy-efficient lighting, glazing, daylighting controls, and architectural design software--are now available. However, Selkowitz said, these tools have the greatest impact when they are employed as a package rather than piecemeal.
Researchers currently are involved in a multi-year project to develop an integrated system where the components work synergistically. This not only maximizes the benefits but minimizes the necessary architectural and engineering efforts.
A number of other LBL researchers spoke at the conference. They included Nancy Brown, David Faulkner, William Fisk, Helmut Feustel, Nance Matson, Joe Huang, Francis Rubinstein, Guoping Li, Jeronimo Garay, Greg Traynor, Michael Rubin, Deborah Hopkins, Corina Stetiu, and Jan Maurer.
The CIEE partnership includes the California Energy Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Pacific Gas & Electric, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas, and the U.S. Department of Energy.
LBL is one of the primary co-sponsors of a two-day "interactive" conference during which scientists will be matched with business executives to discuss ways in which companies can participate in and benefit from the development of new technologies. The conference, which starts on Thursday, Sept. 8, will be held at the Red Lion Hotel and Inn in San Jose. On September 9, attendees will tour selected research facilities, including LBL.
LBL researchers are needed as participants in the conference's concurrent breakout sessions on September 8, starting at 1:15 pm. Scientists willing to meet with business executives who have expressed interest in their field of research should contact Susan Weintraub in LBL's Technology Transfer Department at X5947. Participants should have expertise in one of the following areas:
PHOTO CAPTION -- Jerry Lee, a student at San Francisco City College, answers a question about the project on DNA repair that he worked on in Priscilla Cooper's Lab in the Life Sciences Division.
Andrew Draeseke, a UC Berkeley junior, chats with AFRD's Andy
Sessler at the poster session. Draeseke worked in Sessler's lab on
computer simulations of crystalline beams.
Photos by Paul Hames
If you will not be at the cafeteria next week but wish to complete a survey, please contact Sue Yoshioka (X5211) to receive a copy. Results of the survey will be published in early September.
Introduction to MS-DOS, Aug. 23-24, 9 a.m. - noon, 1023
Introduction to QuickMail, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. - noon, 1063
Introduction to Meeting Maker, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. - noon, 1064
Beginning Microsoft Excel 4.0 - MAC, Aug. 16-18, 9 a.m. - noon, 1068
Basic Macintosh, Aug. 12, 9 a.m. - noon, 1070
Introduction to FileMakerPro, Aug. 23-25, 10 a.m. - noon, 1071
Beginning Microsoft Excel 4.0 - PC, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 9 a.m. -noon, 1072
Basic Macintosh, Sept. 2, 9 a.m. -noon, 1077
Beginning Microsoft Excel 4.0 - MAC, Sept. 27-29, 9 a.m. -noon, 1076
Intermediate FileMakerPro, Sept. 20 & 22, 8:30 a.m. - noon, 1078
Introduction to MS-DOS, Sept. 22-23, 9 a.m. - noon, 1081
The Department of Energy and the State of Texas have reached a settlement of the state's claims arising from last year's cancellation of the SSC. DOE has agreed to pay Texas $210 million, which is less than half of the $539 million the state sought. The agreement includes a cash payment of $145 million, plus a $65 million grant to pay for completion of the SSC's Linac, which Texas plans to use for proton-beam treatments of cancer and for the production of medical radioisotopes.
NEW NATIONAL SCIENCE POLICY:
President Clinton has announced a new national science policy that pledges to maintain "world leadership in basic science, mathematics, and engineering." The Clinton pledge moves away from the winning-the-cold-war rationale that has been the basis of Federal support for science for the past 50 years and instead focuses on strengthening science to serve "core national interests." These core interests range from improved health care and a stronger economy to "ennobling the human spirit" through deeper understanding of the natural world. Clinton called on the nation to boost government and industry support for science by 15 percent, which would put spending as a percentage of the GNP on a par with funding levels in Japan and Germany. Though acknowledging the need for more spending, the President said there will be little added money for research until the government's fiscal condition improves.
Sarah Tolbert and Paul Alivisatos of LBL's Materials Sciences Division and UC Berkeley's Department of Chemistry have authored an article appearing in the July 15 issue of Science titled, "Size Dependence of a First-Order Solid-Solid Phase Transition: The Wurtzite to Rock Salt Transformation in CdSe Nanocrystals."
WHAT ON EARTH IS LBL DOING?
Representatives of the Energy and Environment Division have designed a program titled "What on Earth is LBL Doing?" for the UC Berkeley Museum of Art, Science & Culture at Blackhawk. The hands-on demonstration is part of the museum's "Greenhouse Earth" exhibit and lecture series, and will feature the Laboratory's latest research on energy efficiency. Michael Wilde of the Center for Building Science organized the program in which the following researchers will discuss and display the latest in energy efficient alternatives: Michael Siminovitch (compact fluorescent lighting), Brent Griffith and Ian Sundly (superwindows, gas-filled panels, infrared thermography), Paul Berdahl (heat islands in urban centers), and Deb Hopkins (automobile window glazings). The program is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m., and is free with admission to the museum. The address is 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville (736-2280).
MINORITY CONTRACTS SOAR:
DOE contracts with minorities and women-owned companies will soar to nearly $2 billion this fiscal year, according to Department figures. This substantially exceeds the $712 million awarded to such companies in FY92. The rise reflects the committment of Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary to diversity in conducting DOE business. O'Leary released the contract figures at a press conference in Washington last week to unveil DOE's new "Strategic Plan for Diversity." The new plan not only renounces discrimination, it also advocates professional and business opportunities for individuals regardless of race, religion, age and other circumstances.
Watch Currents in the coming weeks for course map and other information. There will be no entry form required this year.
For more information, contact LBL Recreation Coordinator Kathleen Handron (X5474), or Steve Derenzo, Runaround course coordinator (X4097).
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B V R Y O P H A R I S E E S L I
V E L B P T S H L I H S Y S P R
L I G Y U Q R O T V K L K N X
N P L G R Y U P D V T N G.
-- U. N. B P I H A P I
PHOTO CAPTION -- Come and get it! --
LBL's summer students enjoyed a festive farewell lunch at the
second annual Summer Student Picnic, held last Friday on the
Bldg. 50 patio and lawn. More than 200 students attended the
event, which was organized to honor and thank them for their
contributions to the Lab. Members of the African American
Employees Association, the Latinos and Native Americans
Association, The Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Association, and the
Work/Family Committee joined forces to host the event with help
from the Office of Work Force Diversity. Other employees also
volunteered their time to help make the picnic a success.
Photos by Paul Hames
All levels of bowlers are welcome. Bowling shoes and balls are available at Albany Bowl. The league meets every Wednesday; the first game begins at 6 p.m.
An informational meeting has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, at Albany Bowl. If you are interested in being on a team but can not attend the meeting, please call one of the following league officers: Cynthia Long (X6672), Terry White (X6853), Danny Schoen (X7966), and Harold Blair (X7685).
8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 2-100B; Radiation Protection - Radiological Worker I (EHS-430), concludes on Wednesday; pre-registration required, X6612
16 tu e s d a y
9-10:30 a.m., Bldg. 48-109; Earthquake Safety (EHS-135); pre-registration required, X6554
9 a.m.-noon, Calvin Seminar Rm.; Chemical Hygiene and Safety Training (EHS-348); pre-registration required, X6612
LESBIAN, GAY AND BISEXUAL ASSOC. MEETING
noon, lower cafeteria
PHYSICS DIVISION RESEARCH PROGRESS MEETING
4 p.m., Bldg. 50A-5132; C. Witzig, BNL, "Searching for Flavor Changing Neutral Currents in E787 at Brookhaven," Refreshments, 3:40 p.m.
17 w e d n e s d a y
8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 2-100B; Radiation Protection - Radiological Worker I (EHS-430), continued from Monday; pre-registration required, X6612
9-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 66 Aud.; Introduction to Environment, Health & Safety at LBL (EHS-10)
LATINOS AND NATIVE AMERICANS (LANA) MEETING
Noon, lower cafeteria
18 t h u r s d a y
10-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 66-316; Medical/Biohazardous Waste (EHS-730); pre-registration required, X6612
SCIENCE FOR SUPPORT STAFF LECTURE
11 a.m., Bldg. 66 Aud.; P. Richards, LBL/UCB, "From Superconductivity to the Big Bang: Exploring Infrared and Millimeter Waves"
SURFACE/CATALYSIS SCIENCE SEMINAR
1:30 p.m., Bldg. 66 Aud.; K. Hermann, Fritz Haber Institut, Germany, "Binding and Reaction of Small Molecules with Metal and Oxide Surfaces: Cluster Models"
PHYSICS DIVISION RESEARCH PROGRESS MEETING
4 p.m., Bldg. 50A-5132; A. Ricker, Aachen, "Testing the Gluon Self-Coupling in Four-Jet Events from Z Decays," Refreshments, 3:45 p.m.
19 f r i d a y
CENTER FOR BEAM PHYSICS SEMINAR
10:30 a.m., Bldg. 71 Conf. Rm.; J.-K. Lee, Pohang Univ. of Science & Tech., South Korea, "Low-Frequency Self-Oscillations and Chaotic Behavior in FEL and Low-Temperature Plasma Systems"
X-RAY SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
4 p.m., Bldg. 2-100B; D. Kern, Univ. of Tubingen, Title to be announced, Refreshments, 3:30 p.m.
Split pea w/ham
Jumbo chili dog
South of the Border
Berry French toast
South of the Border
Biscuits & gravy w/eggs
Hofbrau-style roast beef
Santa Cruz chicken
South of the Border
Big blueberry pancakes
Manhattan clam chowder
Philly cheese steak
South of the Border
Broiled salmon steak
South of the Border
'76 TRAVELALL wgn, huge, partially rebuilt, new all weather tires, will sell for parts or trade for labor. Elise, X4574
'82 TOYOTA Celica, 5-spd, a/c, sun roof, hatchbk, shade kit, $1750. Tom, X7704, 527-2068
'83 MAZDA GLC, 2-dr hatchbk, 93K mi., red, gd cond., $1500/b.o. 841-6127
'85 HONDA Accord LX, 4-dr sedan, dk gray, 94K mi., p/s, pwr locks & windows, a/c, am/fm cass., exc. cond., clean, all maint. records avail., $4K/b.o. Zaf, X5784
'85 NISSAN pickup, cosmetic damage to front & back but runs great, a/c, stereo, 170K mi. but engine is well taken care of, has long bed & shell, $1100/b.o. Paul, X6775, 841-1241 (eve.)
'86 TOYOTA 4x4 pickup, beige, a/c, 4-cyl, alloy wheels, gd cond., 146K mi., $3400/b.o. Mark, X6554, 236-5980 (eve.)
'89 HONDA Civic, 3-dr hatchbk, silver, 4-spd auto, a/c, am/fm/cass. stereo, 24K mi., new battery/muffler, orig. owner, $5700. Claude, X6359
'89 NISSAN Maxima GXE, 4-dr sedan, a/t, p/s, a/c, pwr windows & locks, am/fm cass., tilt wheel, cruise ctrl, keyless entry & exit, 58K mi., asking $10.5K. (415) 661-0718
'92 PONTIAC Firebird, t-top, V-8, dk grn, 30K mi., 19 mpg, very clean, $9900. Charlie Matuk, X4658, 283-6111
ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE (ATV), Kawasaki, 300 Bayou, 4W-type, perfect cond., used less than 10 hrs., garaged since new, runs perfect, $2500. David Piepho, 803-9939, 516-2358
SCOOTER, Honda Elite 250cc, 3K mi., like new, clock, locking trunk, complete service manuals, $1400. X6972, (415)564-7881
49ERS, lower box, 5 yd line, 8/26 vs. Seattle, 3 seats, $39.75 ea. Daryl Horler, X5901, (707)643-2895
BOWLERS for LBL Bowling League. Cynthia Long, X6672, Terry White, X6853, Danny Schoen, X7966, Harold Blair, X7685
BUNK BEDS, prefer wood. Claude, X6359
CAMPER SHELL for '89 Ford Ranger, prefer w/lumber rack, but w/o is OK. Tom, X7704, 527-2068
CAMPER VEHICLE to rent for vacations, can pay $50/day negot. Tom, X7704, 527-2068
CARPET PIECES to cover my garage flr, new/used remnants, anything larger than 4x8' that isn't filthy. Matty, X4167
CHILD CARE JOB for woman from Kenya, speaks perfect English, she is in No. Berkeley area, fantastic, looking for an infant to care for, starting 9/1. Millie, 528-2614
REFRIGERATOR, used but in gd cond., white, frost free. Tony, X6470
STEPLADDER, 10 or 12 ft. Monte, X6761
78 RECORDS, 250 RCA Red Seal Classical, all major artists, Toscanini, Heifitz, Caruso, etc., exc. cond., $150. 376-3241
BEDROOM SET, '20s French burl walnut, dbl bed, dresser w/3 pc. mirrors, curio cabinet, marble top side table, gd cond., $975/b.o. for 4 pcs.; diamond & sapphire bracelet, was $2200, $1K/b.o.; child's stool, $20; (2) teak side tables, $50/pr.; French antique chair, $125; weight bench & weights, $50; Duncan Phyfe table, 2 pedestals, fair cond., $125; French provincial mirror frame , $50; (2) pedestals, oak base, marble tops, need work, $75 ea.; African mask, $100; old-fashioned wicker bassinet,$75/b.o. Elise, X4574
BICYCLE, Miyata road bike, 21" frame, tires 700x23C w/Presta valves, Shimano equip., 12-spd, incl. lights & lock, gd cond., $175/b.o. Jonathan, X4704
BICYCLE, '92 Bianchi Virata, 58 cm, Shimano 600 components, Tange Prestige frame, under 22 lbs., under 300 mi., barely used, new $1K, must sell, $600/b.o. Gina, X7737
COCKATOO, young male Moluccan, tame, healthy, $700; answering machine, Record-A-Call, exc. cond., $30; Casio Pulse watch, like new, $20. X6972, (415)564-7881
COMPUTER, Macintosh IIci 17/105 w/Seiko 14" color mon., ext. keyboard. Bill, X7499
CRIB, white, w/mattress, sheets, extras, exc. cond., $150; mini-blinds, 72"x72", brand-new (sealed), $15. Steve, X7702 or Suzanna, X7370, 655-6616 (eve.)
DESK/CHAIR, contemporary style, b&w, converts to drafting table, $35; mini blinds, blue 29W, $5; curtain rod, $3; window shade, new, 31W $3; shower rod, $3; misc. dishes, jewelry boxes & jewelry, $1-5. 843-2097
DIAMOND RING/SETTING, woman's, 18K gold setting w/24 diamonds (approx. 1 carat total weight), perfect cond., $2K. David Piepho, 803-9939, 516-2358
EXERCISE BIKE, stationary w/multi-function electronics meter & tension adjustment, $45; exercise compact rowing machine, $25. 235-3983
GARAGE, storage only, locked, on Coventry Rd., Kensington, $75/mo. Robert G. Bergman, 642-2156, 642-7714 (FAX), 527-2937
HAM TRANSCEIVER, 400 watt, National NCX-3, perfect cond., $100. Bob, X6181, 845-3753
HP100LX 2MB, all packaging, manuals, etc., Connectivity Pack Software, manual, RS232 cable, RS232 adapter kit, extended warranty thru Oct. '96, best offer over $550; HP95LX 1MB, all packaging, manuals, etc., Connectivity Pack Software, manual, RS232 cable, RS232 adapter kit, 120V 60Hz pwr adapter, HP 9VAC 750ma, extended warranty thru Feb. '95, best offer over $300. Randy, X7530
LITHOGRAPH, Oakland Raiders, 1979, collector's item, #12 of 100, framed, 19x21, exc. cond., best offer. Monte, X6761
MACINTOSH IIsi, 5 RAM 80 hard drive w/14 in. color monitor, extended keyboard, Word, Excel, Pagemaker, Filemaker, Illustrator, used very little, $1500. John, X7343, 848-9526
MOVING SALE: Qn-sz mattress w/box spring, $100; couch hide-a-bed, $100; lamp, $5; bed spreads, sheets, pillows, couch pillows, coffee mach., toaster, popcorn machine, hand mixer, 2 folding chairs, 2 lounge chairs & more. Heinz, X4555, 256-4061 (eve.)
NINTENDO SYSTEM, Super Mario Bros., $40; mini refrig., $30; dot matrix printer, $10. Linda, X4633
SOFA SLEEPER, $40; Lazyboy, $20; end table, $10; coffee table, $10; dresser, $10. 653-6203
TOURING BIKE, man's, Motobecane, 19-1/3" frame, 2 lights & generator, side pull levers on brakes, gold color, 10-spd, ctr pull brakes, carrier, exc. cond., $100 firm. 525-1152 (after 1 p.m./msg.)
TWIN BED, Simmons maxipedic, almost new, wicker headboard, $150/b.o. (415) 567-1080
ALAMEDA, share 2-bdrm beach front apt, sun porch, ofc. space, 1-bth w/dbl vanity, lots of closet space, weight rm, laundry, pool, must like cats, $550/mo. + 1/2 utils. Cathy, 769-7396 (msg.)
ALBANY, unfurn. 2-bdrm, 2-1/2 bth condo, frpl, sec. gate & garage, nr trans. & E.C. Plaza, no pets, non-smoker, $1K/mo. Mrs. Kim, 524-4199
ALBANY, furn. rm w/new queen sz. bed, short term OK, clean & modern condo, carpets, balcony, 1-1/2 bth, kitchen privs., coin-op washer/dryer, nr public trans. & shopping, safe, quiet, 3 mi. from UCB, st. parking or $25 extra for carport, prefer male, non-smoker, share w/male UCB employee, $475/mo. incl. utils. except phone (line hookup w/phone in rm), $200 ref. dep., willing to reduce $100 for some tutoring. 559-8009 (5-10 p.m.)
BERKELEY, nr Solano Ave., part. furn. 2-bdrm, 1-bth home, formal dining rm, frpl, yd, gas range, oven/broiler, microwave, refrig., dishwasher, washer/dryer, sublet for 1 yr., avail. 8/15, $1100/mo. + sec. dep. Gloria, 528-9488
BERKELEY, on Channing/Dana, studio avail. for 2 mos., Sept.-Oct., $473/mo. David, 841-7196 (msg.)
BERKELEY, upstairs, furn. 1-bdrm apt w/parking & ext. deck, 20 min. walk to UCB/LBL shuttle, avail. 8/15, $645/mo. 548-9869
BERKELEY, Ocean View area, unfurn. studio apts., nr shops, cafes, bus, 25 min. walk to UCB/LBL shuttle, $400 & $435. 540-0385
BERKELEY, Oct. sublet, 1-bdrm apt., furn., linen, cookware, coin-op washer/dryer, 5 min. walk to UCB & LBL bus stop, $550 incl. utils. Adrian, X5784, 845-8437
NO. BERKELEY, Indian Rock area, rm avail. in house, laundry, 25 min. walk to LBL shuttle, 1 blk from bus, $415/mo. incl. util. X4425, 524-3691
BERKELEY HILLS, Euclid/Cedar, 5 blks from UCB, furn. rm in pvt. home, kitchen privs., washer/dryer, deck, view, nr trans., shops, tennis cts. & Rose Garden, non-smoker, no pets, must be clean, prefer visiting scholar/ft working person, $450/mo. + util. Laura, 642-8517, 548-1287
NO. BERKELEY, furn. 1-bdrm apt., lg. kitchen w/gas stove, refrig., microwave & dishes, TV, dbl bed w/linens, sun bench in porch, clean, safe & quiet, elec. entrance, 1-1/2 blk from UCB, LBL shuttle, trans., shopping, restaurants, banks & post ofc., laundry rm, patio, garden, st. parking or secured inside bldg. w/fee, prefer 1 person, non-smoker, no pets, $1200/mo. 548-8658 548-6528 (FAX)
NO. BERKELEY, nice area, part. furn. in-law, pvt entrance, studio & living room, 1-bath, kitchen, laundry, $600/mo. incl. all utils. except phone. 527-8675
EL CERRITO, share 2-bdrm apt., sunny, lg. living rm, frpl, nr trans. & shopping, must like cats, prefer female, $500/mo. + share utils. Pam or Janice, 642-8718
WALNUT CREEK, 2-bdrm, 1-bth home, wooded setting, nr BART, furn. optional, non-smokers, no pets, $1095/mo. 895-3584 (msg.)
WANTED: UC grad student, 40+, seeks unfurn. 1-bdrm apt, by 9/30 for long term rental. 526-5709
WANTED: Responsible, non-smoking older couple (pianist and Fulbright scholar) seek apt/studio for rent/house-sitting, from 8/15 thru 9/30, will water plants, care for pets, etc. X4093, 849-4847
NEAR ROME, ITALY, farmhouse in Sabine hills overlooking Tiber, 3-bdrm, 2-bth, furn., TV, cent. heating, avail. Sept.-June incl., long term, $400/mo. Morris, X4403, or Mr./Mrs. Kadish, Italy, 011-39765-570105 or London (after Aug.) 011-4481-4511559
CAT, 2 yr. old, indoor, neutered male, Lynx point Manx, not gd w/children, prefer giving to older couple or single, very independent. Jackie, X6325
COMPUTER, old, IBM PC; TV cart. Linda, X4633
Mary Bodvarsson, X4014
Mac QuickMail, fax X6641
Deadline: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday
Deadline: 5 p.m. Friday
Mary Padilla, X5771
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