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.
Window Retrofit Technologies
Replacing the energy inefficient windows in existing buildings can resolve heat transfer issues.
e21 Initiative: Phase I Report
Phase I Report: Charting a path to a 21st century energy system in Minnesota
Advanced Rooftop HVAC Unit Controls Pilot
This pilot is field tested two advanced rooftop HVAC unit control strategies to determine cost-effective energy efficiency retrofit options for small to medium-sized businesses.
Why Pay for Two Condensing Systems When One Will Do?
This paper covers the CEE's ongoing assessment and guidelines for combined domestic space and water heating systems.
Multifamily Ventilation Assessment and Retrofit Guide
The research for this project included the assessment of 18 multifamily building ventilation systems, with a focus on the following system types: apartment central exhaust systems, corridor ventilation systems and trash chutes.
Meeting Utility Resource Needs with Solar
Lindsey Hemly and Nathan Franzen of Geronimo Energy discuss about the company, the design and technical merits of the Aurora Solar Project, and the potential benefits to the utility, ratepayers, and the environment.
Energy Fit Homes: A Tool to Transform the Market for Energy Efficiency in Existing Homes
A state-level energy-efficiency certificate approach for homes that achieve a basic standard of energy efficiency could scale up residential energy efficiency. This paper describes the rationale for this program as well as the proposed standards and program process.
Minneapolis Energy Pathways: A Framework for Local Energy Action
This report reviews leading legal, regulatory, and program options for the City of Minneapolis and recommends actions to further its energy objectives.
Retrofitting Forced Air Combi Systems
This project analyzed combined condensing water heaters or boilers and hydronic air coils to provide high efficiency domestic hot water (DHW) and forced air space heating.