Mark P Ternes

Mark P Ternes

Program Manager, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program

Bio

Mark Ternes is a Program Manager at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He manages the Laboratory’s work on the DOE Weatherization Assistance Program. His expertise includes developing energy and other audit tools to select weatherization and health and safety measures for existing homes and multifamily buildings, field testing the performance of weatherization measures and energy audits in heating and cooling climates, and evaluating weatherization programs.

Awards

Energy Technology Development Award awarded by the Arizona Department of Commernce, Energy Office in 1991.

Publications

  1. Mini Malhotra, Mark Ternes, Gina Accawi, and Brandon Langley. “Health and Safety Audit Design Manual,” ORNL/TM-2017/498, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2017.
  2. Bruce Tonn, Erin Rose, and Mark Ternes. “The ORNL Indoor Air Quality Study: Re-Cap, Context, and Assessment on Radon” ORNL/TM-2015/519, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2015.
  3. Michael B. Gettings, Mini Malhotra, and Mark Ternes. “The Weatherization Assistant User’s Manual (Version 8.9),” ORNL/SPR-2014/696, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2015.
  4. Bruce Tonn, Erin Rose, Richard Schmoyer, Joel Eisenberg, Mark Ternes, Martin Schweitzer, and Timothy Hendrick. “Evaluation of the National Weatherization Assistance Program during Program Years 2009-2011 (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Period),” ORNL/TM-2011/87, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, December 2011.
  5. Mark P. Ternes and Michael B. Gettings. “Analysis to Verify and Improve the Accuracy of the Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA),” ORNL/CON-506, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, December 2008.
  6. Lance McCold, Richard Goeltz, Mark Ternes, and Linda Berry. “Texas Field Experiment: Performance of the Weatherization Assistance Program in Hot-Climate, Low-Income Homes,” ORNL/CON-499, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, April 2008.
  7. Mark P. Ternes. “Validation of the Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA),” ORNL/CON-501, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 2007.
  8. Mark P. Ternes, Martin Schweitzer, Richard Schmoyer, Bruce Tonn, and Joel F. Eisenberg. “Design of the National Impact Evaluation for the DOE Weatherization Assistance Program,” Proceedings of the 2007 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, August 14-16, 2007.
  9. Mark P. Ternes, Martin Schweitzer, Bruce Tonn, Richard Schmoyer, and Joel F. Eisenberg. “National Evaluation of the Weatherization Assistance Program: Preliminary Evaluation Plan for Program Year 2006,” ORNL/CON-498, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 2007.
  10. Mark P. Ternes and Michael B. Gettings. “MHEA Comes of Age,” Home Energy, pp. 6, January/February 2004.
  11. Mark P. Ternes, Matthew Pesce, and Rick Diamond,."1999-2002 Public Housing Partnership: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Department of Energy," ORNL/TM-2003/12, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 2003.
  12. Thomas W. Petrie et al. "How Insulating Concrete Form vs. Conventional Construction of Exterior Walls Affects Whole Building Energy Consumption: Results from a Field Study and Simulation of Side-by-Side Houses," Proceedings of the 2002 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Vol. 1, pp. 1.235-1.246, August 18-23, 2002, ACEEE, Washington D.C.
  13. Mark P. Ternes and Ho-Ling Hwang. "Field Test of Aerosol-Spray and Best-Practice Duct-Sealing Approaches," Proceedings of the 2002 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Vol. 1, pp. 1.313-1.325, August 18-23, 2002, ACEEE, Washington D.C.
  14. Mark P. Ternes. "Weatherization Test Drives Spray Sealant," Home Energy, Vol. 18.6, pp. 33-42, November/December 2001.
  15. Mark P. Ternes and Ho-Ling Hwang. “Field Test of Advanced Duct Sealing Technologies Within the Weatherization Assistance Program,” ORNL/CON-480, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 2001.
  16. M. P. Ternes, J. Cavallo, and C. Applegate. “Successes from Rebuild America’s Housing Partnerships,” Proceedings of the 2000 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Vol. 2, pp. 2.299-2.310, August 20-25, 2000.
  17. M. P. Ternes, M. Barcik, and D. Creech. “Achieving Sustainable Construction in Affordable Housing,” Thermal VII Conference, Clearwater, Florida, pp. 217-226, December 7-11, 1998.
  18. B. Coyne and M. P. Ternes. “Habitat for Humanity: Building an Environment for Sustainability,” 1998 Affordable Comfort Conference Selected Readings, Affordable Comfort, pp. 27-33, May 1998.
  19. M. P. Ternes, S. E. Livengood, D. Creech, and M. Barcik. “Incorporating Energy-Efficiency into Affordable Housing Construction Practice,” Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Excellence in Buildings Conference, Energy Efficient Building Association, November 5-8, 1997.
  20. M. P. Ternes, S. E. Livengood, and R. W. Wendt. “Energy-Efficiency Design and Inspection Guides for Affordable Housing Construction,” Proceedings of the 15th Annual Excellence in Buildings Conference, Energy Efficient Building Association, November 5-8, 1997.
  21. M. P. Ternes. “Guidebooks for Military Family Housing,” Public Works Digest, Vol. 8, No. 7, pp. 18-19, October 1996.
  22. M. P. Ternes. “Guidebooks for Military Family Housing,” Energy Matters, Vol. 2., No. 3, U.S. Department of Defense, pp. 9-10, September 1996.
  23. J. Brinch, M. Ternes, and M. Myers. “DOE-HUD Initiative on Energy Efficiency in Housing: A Federal Partnership,” 1996 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Vol. 2, pp. 2.25-33, August 1996.
  24. M. Ternes, D. Parker, H. McLain, and S. Barkaszi. “Modeled and Metered Energy Savings from Exterior Wall Insulation,” 1996 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Vol. 10, pp. 10.171-179, August 1996.
  25. M. P. Ternes and R. L. Wendt. “Saving Energy in Military Family Housing,” Home Energy, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 10-11, July/August 1996.
  26. R. L. Wendt and M. P. Ternes. “A Design Guide for Energy-Efficient Military Family Housing,” Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings VI Conference, pp. 457-464, December 1995.
  27. W. P. Levins and M. P. Ternes. “Are Air Leakage Reduction Elements of Weatherization Programs Effective?” Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings VI Conference, pp. 189-196, December 1995.
  28. J. O. Kolb and M. P. Ternes. “Investigation of Air Distribution System Deficiencies and Repair Benefits in Phoenix, Arizona,” Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings VI Conference, pp. 379-387, December 1995.
  29. M. P. Ternes and W. P. Levins. “Saving Energy in Military Housing,” The Military Engineer, Vol. 87, No. 574, pp. 57-58, December 1995.
  30. W. P. Levins and M. P. Ternes. “Saving More Energy in Family Housing Units,” Installations, Vol. III, No. 1, pp. 14-15, January-February 1995.
  31. M. P. Ternes and W. P. Levins. “Potential to Save Energy Remains in Military Family Housing,” Public Works Digest, Vol. VII, No. 1, pp. 20-21, January 1995.
  32. M. P. Ternes, K. E. Wilkes, and H. A. McLain. “Cooling Energy Performance and Installation of a Retrofitted Exterior Insulation and Finish System on Masonry Residences in the Southwestern United States,” Development, Use, and Performance of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS), ASTM STP 1187, Mark F. Williams, Richard G. Lampo, and R. Gabe Reitter II, Eds., American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, 1995.
  33. W. P. Levins and M. P. Ternes. "Energy Efficiency in Military Family Housing:  Monitoring to Support Revitalization Guidebook," ORNL/TM-12723, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 1994.
  34. W. P. Levins and M. P. Ternes. "Impacts of the Weatherization Assistance Program in Fuel-Oil Heated Houses," ORNL/CON-327, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 1994.
  35. W. P. Levins and M. P. Ternes. "Energy Efficiency in Military Family Housing: Inspection Results," ORNL/TM-12692, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 1994.
  36. W. P. Levins and M. P. Ternes. “Are Heating-System Retrofit and Tune-Up Programs Really Increasing the Efficiency of Oil-Fired Systems,” Proceedings of the ACEEE 1994 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Vol. 5, pp. 5.143-5.151, August 1994.
  37. M. P. Ternes and W. P. Levins. “Weatherization Assistance:  The Fuel-Oil Study,” Home Energy, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 13-15, July/August 1994.
  38. M. P. Ternes, K. E. Wilkes, and H. A. McLain. “Cooling Benefits from Exterior Masonry Wall Insulation,” Home Energy, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 33-35, March/April 1994.
  39. W. P. Levins and M. P. Ternes. “Evaluation Results in Fuel-Oil Heated Houses,” Energy Exchange, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 16-20, February 1994.
  40. M. P. Ternes, K. E. Wilkes, and H. A. McLain. “Exterior Wall Insulation in Arizona Homes,” CADDET Newsletter, No. 4, ISSN 0921-9811, International Energy Agency, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, pp. 18-20, December 1993.
  41. W. P. Levins and M. P. Ternes. “Impacts of the Weatherization Assistance Program in Fuel-Oil Heated Houses,” 1993 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, CONF-930842, pp. 703-710, August 1993.
  42. M. P. Ternes. “Affordable Cooling With Window Air Conditioners,” Home Energy, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 23-29, July/August 1993.
  43. M. P. Ternes and K. E. Wilkes. “Air-Conditioning Electricity Savings and Demand Reductions From Exterior Masonry Wall Insulation Applied to Arizona Residences,” ASHRAE Transactions 1993, V. 99, Pt. 2, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Atlanta, pp. 843-854.
  44. M. P. Ternes and W. P. Levins. "The Oklahoma Field Test:  Air-Conditioning Electricity Savings From Standard Energy Conservation Measures, Radiant Barriers, and High-Efficiency Window Air Conditioners," ORNL/CON-317, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 1992.
  45. M. P. Ternes and S. Scully. "Energy Efficiency Evaluation of the Housing Community Plan Developed for Shaw Air Force Base," ORNL/TM-12033, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 1992.
  46. M. P. Ternes, P. S. Hu, L. S. Williams, and P. Goewey. "The National Fuel End-Use Efficiency Field Test:  Energy Savings and Performance of an Improved Energy Conservation Measure Selection Technique," ORNL/CON-303, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 1991.
  47. T. R. Sharp and M. P. Ternes. "The North Carolina Field Test:  Experimental Plan," ORNL/TM-11339, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 1990.
  48. M. P. Ternes and W. P. Levins. “Measured Space-Cooling Electricity Savings from Standard Energy Conservation Measures, Radiant Barriers, and High-Efficiency Window Air Conditioners,” Proceedings of the ACEEE 1990 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Vol. 9, pp. 9.299-308, August 1990.
  49. M. P. Ternes. “Energy Savings and Performance of an Improved Energy Efficiency Measure Selection Technique,” ASHRAE Transactions 1990, Vol. 96, Part 2.
  50. M. P. Ternes. “Single-Channel Temperature Recorder,” Field Monitoring for a Purpose, International Energy Agency Workshop (Gothenburg, Sweden, April 2-5, 1990), Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, March 1990.
  51. M. P. Ternes. “Planning Building Energy Monitoring Field Tests,” Field Monitoring for a Purpose, International Energy Agency Workshop (Gothenburg, Sweden, April 2-5, 1990), Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, March 1990.
  52. M. P. Ternes and H. L. Hwang. "Implementation of Blower Door and New Client Selection Concepts into the Iowa Weatherization Assistance Program:  Experimental Plan," ORNL/CON-282, August 1989.
  53. M. P. Ternes and T. K. Stovall. “The Effect of House Indoor Temperature on Measured and Predicted Energy Savings,” Proceedings of the ACEEE 1988 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Program Evaluation (Volume 9), pp. 9.169-181, August 1988.
  54. M. P. Ternes et. al. "Field Test Evaluation of Conservation Retrofits of Low-Income Single-Family Buildings in Wisconsin:  Summary Report," ORNL/CON-228/P1, July 1988.
  55. M. P. Ternes and J. M. McDonald. "Energy and Cost Savings Due to the Installation of Condensate Return Lines:  Final Report - ECIP Project Validation," ORNL/CON-243, April 1988.
  56. M. P. Ternes and J. M. Morrison. "Energy and Cost Savings from a Water-Side Free-Cooling System Using a Heat Exchanger:  Final Report - ECIP Project Validation," ORNL/CON-237, April 1988.
  57. M. P. Ternes. "Pre-retrofit HVAC Energy Consumption Data and Updated Economics of a Planned HVAC System Retrofit:  Final Report - ECIP Project Validation," ORNL/TM-10254, October 1987.
  58. M. P. Ternes. “Guidelines for Retrofit Performance Monitoring,” Fourth Annual Symposium on Improving Building Energy Efficiency in Hot and Humid Climates, pp. 179-185, Houston, Texas, September 1987.
  59. M. P. Ternes. “A Data Specification Guideline for DOE's Single-Family Building Energy Retrofit Research Program,” ASHRAE Transactions, Volume 93, Part 1, pp. 1607-1618, 1987.
  60. M. P. Ternes. "Single-Family Building Retrofit Performance Monitoring Protocol:  Data Specification Guideline," ORNL/CON-196, June 1987.
  61. J. M. McDonald et. al. "Commercial Retrofit Research Multi-Year Plan, FY 1986 - FY 1991," ORNL/CON-218, October 1986.
  62. M. P. Ternes. "Whole Building Evaluation System (WBES) Performance Evaluation," ORNL/CF-85/1, February 1986.
  63. M. P. Ternes. "Results on the Characterization of Gas Hydrate Formation in a Direct Contact Heat Pump Cool Storage System," ORNL/TM-9212, July 1985.
  64. M. P. Ternes. “Characterization of Refrigerant-12 Gas Hydrate Formation for Heat Pump Cool Storage Applications,” 7th Annual Energy Sources Technology Conference, ASME paper 84-AES-12, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 1984.
  65. M. P. Ternes. “Studies on the R-12 Gas Hydrate Formation Process for Heat Pump Cool Storage Applications,” Proceedings of the DOE Physical and Chemical Energy Storage Annual Contractor's Review Meeting, Conference 830974, pp. 29-34, Arlington, Virginia, September 1983.
  66. M. P. Ternes. “Earth Thermal Storage-Assisted Heat Pump,” Proceedings of the DOE Physical and Chemical Energy Storage Annual Contractor's Review Meeting, Conference 820827, pp. 420-425, Arlington, Virginia, December 1982.
  67. M. P. Ternes. “Earth Thermal Storage For Enhanced Performance of Air-to-Air Heat Pumps,” Proceedings 17th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Vol. 4, pp. 2065-2069, Los Angeles, California, August 1982.
  68. M. P. Ternes. “Thermal Energy Storage Test Facility,” Proceedings of the DOE Thermal and Chemical Storage Annual Contractor's Review Meeting, Conference 801055, pp. 22-23, McLean, Virginia, October 1980.

Patents

Mark P. Ternes and Robert J. Kedl. "Gas Hydrate Cool Storage System." Patent #4,540,501. Granted on September 10, 1985. Abstract: A process for formation of a gas hydrate to be used as a cool storage medium comprising (a) partially filling a container with water, a refrigerant capable of forming a gas hydrate, and a surfactant, (b) agitating said water, refrigerant, and surfactant at a rate sufficient to effect mixing thereof, and (c) lowering the pressure within said container by vapor removal until the temperature and pressure for formulation of gas hydrate is reached.

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