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.
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.
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.
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.
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.