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Submitting Content

Before preparing content for submission, please check with Cheryn Metzger (Cheryn.metzger@pnnl.gov, or 707-623-7091).  Please review and clear any content for submission to the Building Science Education Solution Center using your organization’s internal peer review process. PNNL will host a re-review of all content prior to posting on this site.  If your submission includes numerous files and/or large files, contact Cheryn to send you a link for transmitting files via PNNL’s file transfer tool. PNNL staff cannot access DropBox.  

Images

Submit images as PNG, JPG, or GIF files. Photographs are typically best in JPG format. All images should be cropped, if necessary, to eliminate excessive space around the image. Image files will typically be 50 kb to 5 mb. There is a system maximum file size limit of 500 mb.

The images should also be inserted in the Guide document where you would like them to appear in text. In the Word file, immediately after the image, please include the following information: 

  • a caption under the image

  • the file name (core_competency_subject_figure#.jpg)

  • the image source

    • If from a government funded source: link to website or report

    • If from other source:

For Published Images

Figure Source:

Title of source: Low-Cost Interior Duct Systems for High-Performance Homes in Hot Climate

Authors: Fonorow, Jenkins, Thomas-Rees, Chandra

Organization: FSEC

Publication Date: October 2010

URL: http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/publications/pdf/FSEC-PF-451-10.pdf

One-liner: Report describing a cost effective method used by four Gainesville, FL, builders to construct interior ducts in over a dozen site-built homes.

 

If the image is not from a government source or was not produced with federal funds, a copyright permission form must be submitted to PNNL confirming that we have permission to use the image in the Solution Center; see Permission Forms below.

 

For Unpublished Images

If the image is unpublished, after “Figure Source:” please note “unpublished figure” and provide the name of the organization (or individual) who prepared the image and a url to their home page. If the image is not from a government source or was not produced with federal funds, a copyright permission form must be submitted to PNNL to confirm that we have permission to use the image in the Solution Center; see Permission Forms below. 

               Figure Source: unpublished figure, Calcs Plus, www.calcs-plus.com

Permission Forms

All images in the Solution Center are available to the public for free download. A permission form must be filled out for any figure or picture that was not created using federal government dollars. Stock images or images pulled from the Internet cannot be used. To help save time, forms can be filled out with inclusive language to cover multiple images from the same source.