Projects

Commercial Energy Codes Support Program

This research project assists design, development, and code enforcement professionals to improve compliance with the most commonly neglected, high-impact energy code requirements.

Retrocommissioning of Condensing Boilers

Increasing boiler efficiency through development of a new programmatic approach for installation and retrocommissioning of high-efficiency condensing residential boilers

Hot Water Recirculation Controls in Hospitality Buildings

Report investigating energy savings and performance of new hot water recirculation control technology in hospitality and commercial buildings.

Racked Tankless Water Heater

This project will conduct an evaluation of central condensing tankless water heating systems.

Driving Wastewater Treatment Energy Efficiency

This project will take learnings from previous research and develop a cohort training and implementation plan.

Field Study of Tier 2 Advanced Power Strips

This project’s goal is to establish the energy savings of new Tier 2 advanced power strips to encourage adoption in commercial buildings.

Wisconsin Embedded Data Center Market Characterization

Quantifying the energy impact of EDCs in Wisconsin and better characterizing their needs to incorporate into utility programming.

Best Practices and Guide to Potential Residential Cooling Solutions

Is it Time to Reconsider Minnesota Cooling Loads? Researchers look into the diversity of potential residential cooling solutions and produce a best practices guide.

Field Study of Standalone Dehumidification Efficiency Opportunities

This project will characterize stand-alone dehumidification in Minnesota, monitor the energy performance and efficacy of stand-alone dehumidification, and examine alternative solutions.

Pay-For-Performance: A Development Tool to Incentivize Ongoing Building Performance

This project will determine if a commercial pay-for-performance incentive model is cost-effective for Minnesota.