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Author: Bernard L. Ungar
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: security, leased, facilities, owned, federally, responsibilities, building
Number of Pages: 56
Published: 2003-01
ISBN-10: 0756729920
ISBN-13: 9780756729929

In the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, this report discusses the respon. of 22 Fed. agencies for the protection of the Fed. bldgs. they own &/or occupy. It determines: the roles & responsibilities that Fed. departments & agencies have in providing security for office space they occupy; whether security assessments of facilities had been completed; the types of security forces & technologies used to secure & protect Fed. bldgs; funding for security oper.; the coordination of security efforts within & among agencies to improve or enhance bldg. security; & impediments that make it difficult to tighten se

Author: Steven J. Emmerich
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: ventilation, technology, application, controlled, demand, art, review, co2, state
Number of Pages: 47
Published: 2003-11
ISBN-10: 0756728363
ISBN-13: 9780756728366

The control of outdoor air intake rates in mechanically ventilated bldgs. based on indoor carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, often referred to as CO2 demand controlled ventilation (DCV), has the potential for reducing the energy consumption assoc. with bldg. ventilation in commercial & institutional bldgs. CO2 DCV has been studied for 20+ years, but questions still remain re: the actual energy savings potential as a function of climate, ventilation system features, & bldg. occupancy. In addition, questions exist as to the indoor air quality impacts of the approach & the best way to implement CO2 DCV

Author: William J. Hall
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: frame, construction, moment, steel, guide, policy
Number of Pages: 36
Published: 2008-07
ISBN-10: 1437900941
ISBN-13: 9781437900941

Prior to the 1994 Northridge and 1995 Kobe earthquakes, engineers believed that steel moment-frames would bend under earthquake loading, but not break. As a result, this became one of the most common types of construction used for major bldgs. in areas subject to severe earthquakes. The discovery of the potential for fracturing in these frames called to question the adequacy of the building code provisions dealing with this type of construction and created a crisis of confidence. In response, FEMA issued this policy guide to provide a non-technical summary of valuable information, an understan

Author: Eugene Zeller
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: buildings, structures, commentary, new, regulations, recommended, provisions, seismic, nehrp
Number of Pages: 380
Published: 2001-06-01
ISBN-10: 0756706297
ISBN-13: 9780756706296

Chap. 1 sets forth the general require. for applying the analysis & design provisions contained in Chap. 2 through 12 of the Nat. Earthquake Hazards Reduction Prog. Recommended Provisions for Seismic Reg's. for New Bldgs. & Other Structures. It is similar to what might be incorporated in a code as administrative regulations. Also includes info. on: quality assurance; ground motion; structural design criteria; architectural, mechanical, & electrical components; seismically isolated structures; & design require. for foundation, steel structure, concrete structure, composite steel & concrete stru

Author: Katherine Siggerud
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: spent, outcomes, expected, funds, understanding, increasing, publics, recovery
Number of Pages: 424
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437935559
ISBN-13: 9781437935554

A hallmark of efforts to implement the $862 billion Amer. Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) is to be transparent and accountable about what the money is being spent on and what is being achieved. To help achieve these goals, recipients are to report every 3 months on their award activities and expected outcomes. This report covers 11 fed. programs focused on broadband, energy, transport., fed. bldgs., and civil works activities, representing $67 billion in ARRA funding. The report: (1) describes how the OMB and fed. agencies implemented the act to report funds' uses; and (2) assesse

Author: Mark Gaffigan
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: measure, emission, meet, term, bldgs, goals, gas, greenhouse, management, energy, addressing, challenges, clarifying, plans, federal
Number of Pages: 52
Published: 2009-06
ISBN-10: 1437911269
ISBN-13: 9781437911268

The fed. govżt. is the nation's single largest energy consumer, spending approximately $17 billion in FY 2007. A number of statutes and executive orders have established and revised goals directing agencies to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions -- such as carbon dioxide, which results from combustion of fossil fuels and natural processes, among other things -- and increase renewable energy use. This report determines the extent to which: (1) fed. agencies met energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emission, and renewable energy goals in FY 2007; (2) fed. agencies have made prog

Author: Mark Holt
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: house, committee, energy, commerce, reported, analysis, gas, legislation, summary, greenhouse
Number of Pages: 115
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437918786
ISBN-13: 9781437918786

A report on H.R. 2454, the Amer. Clean Energy and Security Act. The bill would amend the Clean Air Act to establish a cap-and-trade system designed to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 17% below 2005 levels by 2020 and 83% below 2005 levels by 2050. The market-based approach would establish a cap on the emissions and would allow trading of emissions permits (żallowancesż). The bill contains energy efficiency provisions that cover grants, standards, rebates and other programs for bldgs., lighting and commercial equip., water-using equip., wood stoves, industrial equip., and healthcare faci
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