Reports & Materials

Technical Report

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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Energy ScoreCard 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.

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White Paper: Heat Pump Water Heaters

This report looked into the performance of heat pump water heaters in Minnesota.

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Window Retrofit Technologies

Replacing the energy inefficient windows in existing buildings can resolve heat transfer issues.

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e21 Initiative: Phase I Report

Phase I Report: Charting a path to a 21st century energy system in Minnesota

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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.

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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.

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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.

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