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Thom Elected President of Washington State Academy of Sciences

A member of the 280-member organization since 2010, he will serve a two-year term

December 2018

Ron Thom, staff scientist emeritus at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Marine Sciences Laboratory in Sequim, Washington, has been elected president of the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

Heat Pump Water Heaters Gain Status as Proven Energy-Efficiency Measure

PNNL Lab Homes' research lends support in acceptance of heat pump water heaters in utility incentive programs

December 2018

Earlier this year, the Pacific Northwest Regional Technical Forum accepted heat pump water heaters as a fully reliable, proven energy-efficiency measure. This determination was made, in part, due to research conducted at PNNL's Lab Homes, where a research team answered questions about heat pump water heaters and whole home energy efficiency.

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