Reports & Materials

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Energy Efficiency, Economic Development and Reduced Emissions: An Action Plan for Minnesota

Unlike most energy plans, the Action Plan focuses on the economic benefits of the recommended actions and views the environmental benefits as a direct outcome of greater efficiency.

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Demand-Side Management for Municipal Utilities: A Practical Guide and Reference Manual

The goal of this manual is to provide a practical, step by step guide to assist municipal utilities in planning and carrying out demand-side management activities.

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Madison Gas & Electric’s Neighborhoods Energize Wisconsin Program

The overall goal of the NEW project was to demonstrate a program through which MG&E could achieve measurable electric efficiency improvements by delivering a coordinated, neighborhood-based environmental service to program participants.

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Gas Industry Load Research Source Book

This Source Book presents profiles, cross-reference charts and summary statistics describing overall load research program activities at 28 gas utilities, as well as 70 completed and current load research projects, 13 planned load research projects, and 55 monitoring projects.

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Gas Dishwasher and Booster Heater Savings Evaluation

This study monitored the energy consumption and heating load of an existing electric booster heater and conveyor dishwashing machine and a replacement gas booster heater and gas fired conveyor type dishwashing machine.

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A Study of Compliance with the Lighting Provisions of the Minnesota State Building Code for Small Commercial Buildings

The first phase of this study involved two telephone surveys that were administered to lighting designers and contractors and to code officials. The second phase involved plan reviews and site visits to determine the code compliance of a sample of recently constructed commercial buildings.

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Measured Energy and Demand Impacts of Efficiency Tune-Ups and Thermostatic Expansion Replacements

The overall goal of this study was to assess the potential for cost-effective reductions in energy consumption and peak demand in existing small commercial and industrial cooling systems through efficiency tune-ups.

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Measured Change in Multifamily Air Leakage and Airflow Due to Air Sealing and Ventilation Treatments

This paper summarizes the results from field studies to evaluate the effectiveness of air sealing and ventilation treatments to reduce environmental tobacco smoke transfer between units in six Minnesota apartment buildings.

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MWX90: Minnesota Low Income Weatherization Procedure for the 1990's

In this manual, we define the procedures and guidelines for providing cost-effective weatherization in a heating-dominated climate.

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Seasonal Efficiency and Off-Cycle Flue Loss Measurements of Two Boilers

In situ input/output measurements were performed on a hot water and a steam boiler, both of which are used in apartment building central heating systems.