Reports & Materials

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Passenger Vehicle Secondhand Smoke Particulate Measurements

This paper was presented at the 2016 ASHRAE Indoor Air Quality Conference.

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The Context for Energy Storage to Facilitate Renewable Electricity in Minnesota

The objective of this paper is to assess the need for energy storage to facilitate increased penetration of variable renewable generation in the regional electric system that serves Minnesota.

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Condensing Boiler Optimization

Presentation given at the 2016 Duluth Energy Design Conference.

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Ventilation Retrofit Case Study: Reducing Supply Ventilation Flow

This case study gives an overview of ventilation systems and the retrofit commissioning done on the systems in a 24 story residential high-rise. The retrofitting resulted in energy savings of $6,899 with a payback of only 2 months.

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Ventilation Retrofit Case Study: Reducing and Balancing Exaust Ventilation Flow

This case study gives an overview of ventilation systems and the retrofit commissioning done on the systems in a 14 story residential high-rise.

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2014 Minneapolis Energy Benchmarking

Report outlining the findings from the third year of Minneapolis' energy benchmarking and disclosure policy.

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Destination Medical Center: Sustainable Energy Options

"Destination Medical Center: Sustainable Energy Options" was developed by CEE to provide the DMC Corporation (DMCC) Board with options for how this considerable development can meet climate and energy goals outlined in the DMC Sustainability Framework.

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Combustion Safety Simplified Test Protocol Field Study

This project developed and evaluated a simplified combustion safety test procedure that could quickly identify the potential for water heaters, furnaces, and boilers to have significant spillage issues during normal operation.

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EnergyScoreCard Pilot Program

These two reports looking into the impact of a 2-year pilot program to study the effectiveness of an energy and water benchmarking service in multifamily buildings in Minnesota.

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Human-Building Interaction (HBI): Design Thinking and Energy Efficiency

This whitepaper introduces the concept of Human-Building Interaction (HBI), a user-centered approach that focuses on how occupants interact with buildings to consume energy.