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As PNNL's Energy & Environment organization, our mission is unique in its diversity, from discovering efficient sources for renewable energy to providing scientifically defensible solutions for legacy nuclear waste. Through grid modernization and hydropower research, to buildings and appliances, our wide-ranging research areas are creating a safer environment while moving new ideas from the bench to the market. We are dedicated to a cleaner future, restored environment, and a stronger economy.


  • PNNL Scientists Edit Book on Energy-Efficient OLED Lighting

    PNNL Scientists Edit Book on Energy-Efficient OLED Lighting

    A new, comprehensive book on the energy-efficient lighting known as organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs, became available in June. The book was edited by PNNL researchers Dan Gaspar and Evgueni Polikarpov.

  • PNNL Data Aggregation Approach Protects Privacy, Enables Efficiency

    PNNL Data Aggregation Approach Protects Privacy, Enables Efficiency

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), through its Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator program, is using the results of a 2014 PNNL study to help local governments engage utilities in sharing energy-efficiency data in multi-tenant buildings, while preserving privacy for tenants. The program consists of 16 regional partnerships between cities and utilities.

  • Tank Farm Data Rises from Ashes for Public Viewing

    Tank Farm Data Rises from Ashes for Public Viewing

    Together with the DOE Office of River Protection, PNNL developed PHOENIX, a source of credible information regarding the Hanford Site. In April 2015, a new application focused on Hanford's tanks farms was introduced.

  • The Better Buildings Summit Announces Two Energy Efficiency Programs

    The Better Buildings Summit Announces Two Energy Efficiency Programs

    Each year U.S. building owners and managers spend 400 billion dollars on utility bills to keep their buildings healthy and comfortable. The Better Buildings Challenge strives to lower this cost by reducing building energy use by 20 percent over the next 10 years. They contribute to this goal by hosting the annual Better Buildings Summit, an annual meeting held in Washington, D.C. where participants discuss energy efficiency challenges and share successes.

  • Major Shift in Building Codes Rewards Innovative Building Science

    Major Shift in Building Codes Rewards Innovative Building Science

    Building designers, owners, and operators are in line to benefit from the most significant change in performance-based energy code compliance to happen in more than 25 years. Approved by ASHRAE in April 2015, the recent "Addendum bm" to Standard 90.1 provides a fixed and independent baseline for energy-saving building design improvements.

  • PNNL to Study Effectiveness of

    PNNL to Study Effectiveness of "Salmon Cannon"

    There are more than 2,500 hydroelectric dams in the United States. Current fish passage systems, such as ladders, fish lifts, and trap and haul programs, can be costly and in some cases harm fish. In an effort to reduce the impact of hydropower dams on migratory fish, PNNL is evaluating the viability of the Whooshh Fish Transport System, also known as the "salmon cannon."

  • The American Ceramic Society elevates Ram Devanathan to Fellow

    The American Ceramic Society Elevates Ram Devanathan to Fellow

    Energy and Environment's Ram Devanathan was elevated to the grade of Fellow of The American Ceramic Society (ACerS). Devanathan was highly recommended by the Panel of Fellows and the ACerS Board of Directors unanimously approved his selection.

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