Reports & Materials

Technical Report

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.

Technical Report

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.

Technical Report

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

Technical Report

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.

Technical Report

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.

Technical Report

Evaluation of the Multi-Family Pilot Project

In the fall of 1984 Minnegasco and the Minneapolis Energy Office (MEO) initiated the Multifamily Pilot Project (MFPP) to demonstrate the effectiveness of an energy conservation installation program for multifamily buildings.

Technical Report

Converting Steam Heated Buildings to Hot Water Heat: Practices, Savings and Other Benefits

As part of an effort to gather reliable information on conservation measures for multifamily buildings, the conversion of steam heating systems in older buildings to hot water heating systems was investigated.

Technical Report

Heating Cost Allocation: Centrally Heated Rental Housing, Energy Conservation Potential and Standards Issues

Economic analysis showed that the owners could achieve a one year payback while increasing tenants’ total average costs by only five dollars per month. Owners reported generally positive tenant reactions and no long term increase in turnover or vacancy.

Technical Report

Characterization of 5 to 9 Unit Residential Buildings in Minneapolis

A study done by the Minneapolis Energy Office (MEO) characterizing 5 to 9 unit residential buildings in Minneapolis was conducted as one segment of an overall multifamily baseline study.

Technical Report

Achieving Even Space Heating in Single Pipe Steam Buildings

The Minneapolis Energy Office has been involved with research and testing of steam heated apartment buildings for four years. This paper summarizes and reports the results of our testing and the conclusions of our work to date.