Reports & Materials

Technical Report

Minneapolis Energy Pathways: A Framework for Local Energy Action

This report reviews leading legal, regulatory, and program options for the City of Minneapolis and recommends actions to further its energy objectives.

Technical Report

Retrofitting Forced Air Combi Systems

This project analyzed combined condensing water heaters or boilers and hydronic air coils to provide high efficiency domestic hot water (DHW) and forced air space heating.

Webinar

Counting the Capacity that Didn't Hatch: The Rate Mitigation Effect of DSM Programs

Minnesota’s electric utility efficiency programs have saved approximately 68,000 GWh of electricity since 1992.1 This conserved energy, which has been called “negawatts,”2 can be considered a system resource analogous to a new power plant. It allows utilities to serve their projected load with available supply resources by reducing demand rather than increasing supply.

Webinar

The Value of Air Leakage Testing in Large Commercial Buildings – Study Findings

for conducting air leakage testing. The findings speak not only to potential cost-effective energy savings, but also to tools and programs that may be developed to help capture these energy savings.

Technical Report

Direct Install Plus Multifamily Pilot Program - Final Report

The Center for Energy and Environment designed, recruited participants for, and completed a pilot program for 10 multifamily buildings with a total of 306 units to determine the viability of a “direct install plus” program design for Minnesota apartments.

Webinar

The Impact of Window Energy Efficiency: Part 1

John Carmody and Kerry Haglund of the Center for Sustainable Building Research share an overview of how window specification can impact building efficiency, tools to guide smart specification and building design, how to use these tools, and their interesting implications.

Presentation

Building Leakage Test Results

Presented at "A Design Professional's Introduction to Achieving Effective Air Barriers", hosted by AIA Minnesota.

Video

Large Building Air Leakage Testing Video

A walk-through of field testing procedures to diagnose air leakage in large buildings.

Presentation

Counting the Capacity that Didn’t Hatch: The Rate Mitigation Effect of DSM Programs

Presented at the 2013 ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource.

Video

Roof Top Unit and Economizer Animations

Animations illustrating cooling and heating, ventilation, and economizer operation for rooftop units on commercial buildings.