Providing Boiler Tune-Ups for Multifamily Buildings, Efficiency Improvements and Contractor Training
Fourteen multifamily boilers in need of efficiency improvements received tune-ups from one of the Minneapolis Energy Office's five multifamily program contractors.
Non-Heating Electric Use and Conservation Potential Among Energy Assistance Program Recipients in Minneapolis
Low income energy programs in Minneapolis have focused on gas used for space and water heating. After high electric bills were found in one program, Northern States Power Company and the City of Minneapolis undertook a joint study of electric use among Energy Assistance Program recipients.
Determining Applicability of Front-End Modular Boilers, Modeling Retrofit Performance Assessing Project Management
Shortest payback periods were for those buildings that had the largest boilers relative to the building heating demand. The average pre-retrofit efficiencies for the three DHW system options examined were nearly equal.
An Evaluation of Coordinated Energy Services, A Comprehensive Low Income Conservation Program
In 1985, six Minneapolis government and non-profit agencies formed Coordinated Energy Services (CES) at the prompting of the local gas utility.
Optimizing the Conversion of Heating Systems from Two Pipe Steam to Hot Water
Based on investigations in three multifamily buildings, options for reducing costs and optimizing performance of TPS conversion were considered. A variety of boiler retrofit options, zoning techniques and control strategies were studied.
Measured Energy Savings From Foundation Insulation in Minneapolis Single Family Homes
The Energy Office is participating in a more intensively monitored and controlled study of foundation insulation conducted by Robinson Technical Services for Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Heating Cost Allocation: An Update on Activities in the U.S. and Europe
Heating cost allocation systems (HCA systems) are combinations of monitoring devices and accounting procedures designed to allow the energy costs in centrally heated multifamily buildings to be divided among the individual apartments on the basis of use.
An Evaluation of the Community Energy Workshop, An Energy Conservation Pilot Program for Low Income Households
In 1984, the Minneapolis Energy Office and Minnegasco launched a comprehensive energy pilot program aimed at decreasing gas use and arrearages in the low income population
Aircraft Noise Research Project
The pilot program described in this proposal is intended to test the feasibility, cost effectiveness and desirability of a combined approach to the problems of residential energy use and the intrusion of airplane noise on residences near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Multifamily Pilot Project Single Pipe Stream Balancing Hot Water Outdoor Reset
In the fall of 1984 the Energy Office initiated the Multi-family Pilot Project to test a delivery mechanism and to refine the technology for conservation retrofits in single pipe steam and multizone hot water apartment buildings.