Project Learning

Assessment of Through-the-wall Condensing Furnace/AC Packages

Demonstrate the effectiveness of through-wall condensing HVAC packages in MN multifamily buildings through a field assessment and onsite measurements and performance evaluation of installed units.

Small Embedded Data Center Program Pilot

Improving the operational efficiency of small data centers in commercial and industrial settings through field studies and stakeholder engagement.

Energy Recovery in Minnesota Commercial and Institutional Buildings: Expectations and Performance

This field research is identifying common issues affecting the effectiveness of Energy Recovery Ventilation in Minnesota buildings and developing a protocol to optimize their performance.

Market and Performance Characterization of Commercial Rooftop Units

Characterization of the Minnesota market for RTUs and monitoring of energy use to better understand indicators of high and low performance issues.

Statewide Natural Gas and Electric Efficiency Carbon-saving Potential Study

This study will evaluate natural gas and electric demand-side management efficiency and carbon saving potential in Minnesota.

Statewide Electric Utility Infrastructure Efficiency and Carbon Saving Potential Study

This study will quantify the potential in Minnesota for improving efficiency and reducing carbon emissions through electric utility infrastructure improvements.

Advancing Electric Utility Infrastructure Opportunities

Explore advancing electric utility infrastructure efficiency opportunities in Minnesota through stakeholder engagement.

Using an Aerosol Sealant to Reduce Multi-Unit Dwelling Envelope Air Leakage

This field testing assessed the reliability and cost-effectiveness of aerosol sealing to achieve consistent and verifiable air-tightness levels in multifamily buildings.

Condensing Boiler Optimization

Field study to quantify how operating conditions impact the installed energy savings of condensing boilers and determine the potential for optimization through low-cost upgrades.

Minnesota Solar Pathways

This project undertakes stakeholder collaboration and technical analysis to support Minnesota’s deployment of solar electricity.