Cost-Effective Boiler System Retrofits
The cost of energy is a significant portion of the operating expenses for any commercial building. Yet these same energy expenses are often the single largest controllable cost of operations.
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Identifying Effective Biomass Strategies: Quantifying Minnesota's Resources and Evaluating Future Opportunities
The profile of bio-power (electricity generated with bio-mass fuels) is rising with America's concerns about the effect of fossil fuels on the environment.
Measured Change in Multifamily Unit Air Leakage and Airflow Due to Air Sealing and Ventilation Treatments
This paper summarizes the results from field studies to evaluate the effectiveness of air sealing and ventilation treatments to reduce environmental tobacco smoke transfer between units.
Secondhand Smoke in Apartment Buildings: Renter and Owner or Manager Perspectives
This study explored the views of Minnesota renters and apartment owners or managers about environmental tobacco smoke transfer between units in multifamily buildings and about smoke-free housing.
Indoor Air Quality in Bars and Restaurants Before and After Implementation of Smoke-free Ordinances in Hennepin and Ramsey Counties
Indoor air quality monitoring took place before and after the implementation of smoke-free ordinances that went into effect for Ramsey and Hennepin counties on March 31, 2005.
Reduction of Environmental Tobacco Smoke Transfer in Minnesota Multifamily Buildings Using Air Sealing and Ventilation Treatments
The two goals of this project are to build a sound base of knowledge that will facilitate the designation of smoke-free apartment buildings and the treatment of smoking permitted buildings to minimize ETS transfer.
Market Characterization Study of Minnesota Multifamily New Construction Practices and Building Improvement Opportunities
The goal of the study is to determine the impact of multi-family housing in the region, characterize multifamily new construction practices, and identify potential opportunities to encourage better building performance.
Ventilation and Depressurization Information for Houses Undergoing Remodeling
The overall objective of this study was to provide information on ventilation needs and depressurization concerns for existing houses in Minnesota that are being “tightened”. The results were obtained from indoor air quality (IAQ) test data and survey results from houses near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Partners for Energy Efficiency: Building Recommissioning Market Development
CEE’s RBA project focused on developing the market for recommissioning services in Minnesota.
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).