Reports & Materials

Technical Report

Partners for Energy Efficiency: Building Recommissioning Market Development

CEE’s RBA project focused on developing the market for recommissioning services in Minnesota.

Technical Report

Legal Research Regarding Smoke-Free Buildings and Transfer of Environmental Tobacco Smoke Between Units in Smoking-Permitted Buildings

A summary of the law, relevant trends, and the consensus recommendation of the author of this report and the legal advisory committee for this project (which included attorneys who routinely represent property owners and managers, tenants, and the public housing sector).

Technical Report

Environmental Tobacco Smoke in Rental Housing - Perceived Problems & Interest in Smoke-Free Buildings

Six hundred Minnesota renters were surveyed to determine the perceived extent of secondhand smoke transfer in multifamily buildings and to assess the marketability of smoke-free rental housing.

Technical Report

An Investigation Into Zone Pressure Diagnostic Protocols For Low Income Weatherization Crews

A project team comprised of staff from the Center for Energy and Environment, Michael Blasnik & Associates, and the Energy Conservatory developed and tested protocols for ZPDs used by weatherization crews and developed methods for determining the accuracy of ZPDs.

Technical Report

Survey of Multifamily Building Owners and Managers in Minnesota Regarding Movement of Secondhand Smoke in Buildings and Designation of Smoke-Free Buildings

The goal of this project is to build a sound base of knowledge that will facilitate two types of actions to reduce renters’ exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in their homes.

Technical Report

Survey of Minnesota Renters Regarding Secondhand Smoke Movement in Apartment Buildings and Interest in Smoke-Free Buildings

The goal of the project as a whole is to build a sound base of knowledge that will facilitate two types of actions to reduce renters’ exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in their homes: designation of smoke-free apartment buildings, and treatment of smoking-permitted buildings to minimize transfer.

Technical Report

Using Renewable Energy in Minnesota Parks: A Guidebook for Park Managers

It is the hope of CEE that park staff across Minnesota use the lessons learned in this guidebook to duplicate the technically feasible and cost-effective technologies described here.

Technical Report

Two Roads Diverge: Analyzing Growth Scenarios for the Twin Cities Region

The Sprawling and Smart Growth Scenarios were used to analyze growth impacts inside the seven-county metropolitan area and analyze growth impacts in the six outlying counties.

Technical Report

Achieving Energy Efficiency In A Restructured Electric Utility Industry

This report focuses specifically on how the benefits of energy efficiency can continue to be realized by Minnesota in a restructured electric industry.

Technical Report

Energy Improvements in Public Ice Arenas

This project's technology assessment and on-site engineering analyses have demonstrated the potential to cost-effectively reduce ice arena energy costs by an average of 30 percent.