Operation and Control of Power over Ethernet Technologies
This project will demonstrate the use of IT network switches to power and control lighting, plug loads, and HVAC, resulting in energy saving possibilities.
Date: November 1, 2017 | Author: Lester Shen | Category: Commercial, Program Design
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.
Date: July 7, 2017 | Author: Ben Schoenbauer, Alex Haynor | Category: Indoor Air Quality, Multifamily
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.
Date: June 29, 2017 | Author: Lester Shen | Category: Commercial
Geotargeted Distributed Clean Energy Initiative
This project will conduct planning for distributed clean energy projects in two communities within Xcel Energy’s Minnesota service territory, and select at least one area to implement a pilot program.
Date: June 20, 2017 | Author: Jenny Edwards, Josh Quinnell, Ph.D., Rabi Vandergon, Lauren Sweeney, Carl Nelson, Jon Blaufuss | Category: Policy, Program Design
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.
Date: April 15, 2017 | Author: Josh Quinnell, Ph.D., Dave Bohac, P.E. | Category: Indoor Air Quality, Commercial
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.
Date: March 23, 2017 | Author: Mark Hancock, P.E., Alex Haynor | Category: Commercial
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.
Date: March 13, 2017 | Author: Mike Bull, Carl Nelson, Jenny Edwards, Dave Bohac, P.E., Christopher Plum | Category: Policy
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.
Date: March 13, 2017 | Author: Carl Nelson | Category: Policy
Advancing Electric Utility Infrastructure Opportunities
Explore advancing electric utility infrastructure efficiency opportunities in Minnesota through stakeholder engagement.
Date: March 13, 2017 | Author: Carl Nelson, Mike Bull | Category: Policy
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.
Date: January 3, 2017 | Author: Dave Bohac, P.E., Ben Schoenbauer | Category: Multifamily, Aerosol Sealing
Minneapolis - Downtown
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite 560
Minneapolis, MN 55401
St. Paul - Midway
1754 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55104