Zi Betty Liu

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Since 2001, Texas has been proactive in initiating clean air and energy efficiency in building policies. The Texas Emissions Reduction Plan legislation (SB 5, 77 TH Leg., 2001) mandates statewide adoption of energy codes, creates a 5% annual energy savings goal for public facilities in affected counties through 2007 and provides approximately $150 million(More)
i EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In the 79 th Legislature (2005) the Energy Systems Laboratory was required to develop three alternative methods for achieving 15% above-code energy savings in new residential, commercial and industrial construction. The Laboratory continues to work closely with code officials, energy raters, manufacturers, state officials and other(More)
In many states building code officials rely on certified, code-compliant simulations to determine whether or not a residence satisfies the energy code requirements using a performance-path analysis. In the United States, certification of residential code-complaint software is performed by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). Unfortunately,(More)
Ca2+ has been considered as an necessary ion for alleviation of stress-induced damages in plants. We investigated effects of exogenous Ca2+ on waterlogging-induced damage to pepper and its underlying mechanisms. Pepper seedlings under stress were treated by spraying of 10 mM CaCl2. Applying exogenous Ca2+ increased the biomass of pepper leaves and roots,(More)
• Lower energy costs • May help avoid tax hikes, may provide more funds for instruction • Cushions the district from any future energy price " shocks " or shortages • SB 300 requires ISD energy plans • May be able to obtain assistance grants or low-cost loans • Reduces air pollutants, particularly ozone and greenhouse gases • Geothermal air conditioning and(More)
In many states building code officials rely on certified, code-compliant simulations to determine whether or not a residence satisfies the energy code requirements using a performance-path analysis. In the United States, certification of residential code-complaint software is performed by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). Unfortunately,(More)
Disclaimer This report is provided by the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). The information provided in this report is intended to be the best available information at the time of publication. TEES makes no claim or warranty, express or implied, that the report or data herein is necessarily error-free. Reference herein to any specific commercial(More)