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Field Notes Research Update — August 2015

Center for Energy and Environment conducts technology and market assessments to identify tomorrow’s best clean energy strategies. For over 30 years, our research staff has produced technical studies on building science, mechanical system performance, and program policy design...

Field Notes Research Update: Summer 2017

This blog post is taken from our Field Notes newsletter which features updates on CEE's research projects.  Sign up for Field Notes  to get this information in your inbox! CEE awarded funding for two new research projects The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologi...

Commercial energy codes program sheds light on energy savings & compliance

Although there have been several programs focused on comprehensive energy code compliance implemented in other parts of the country, they have yet to be tested in Minnesota — despite the fact that they can contribute considerably to our state’s 1.5% annual savings goal for CI...

Statewide Electric Utility Infrastructure Efficiency and Carbon Saving Potential Study

Why this research is needed The electric power industry is the largest single user of electric power, higher than any other industry, consuming an estimated 12-15% of the nation’s electricity production. Losses occur from plant auxiliary loads, transmission and distribution,...

MN Legislature: Energy Conservation & Optimization Act of 2020

  Update: Disappointingly, the ECO Act did not make it to a final vote in the regular session of the 2020 Minnesota Legislature. With several legislative priorities left unresolved, a special session is likely.   On April 23, 2020, both the House and Senate energy c...

Wisconsin Embedded Data Center Market Characterization

Objective Seventhwave and the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) collected information from Wisconsin business owners about characteristics of their business and small embedded data centers (SEDCs) — information that helped Focus on Energy address savings opportunit...

Energy Policy the 'Minnesota Way'- Part 2: Modern Era

In part two of our Energy Policy the 'Minnesota Way' blog series we start with Mike's answer on what motivated CEE to take a more cooperative and progressive energy policy framework. We will then move on to look at how the modern day 'Minnesota Way' came about. Con...

Small Embedded Data Centers: High energy use suggests high potential for savings

CEE’s research team explores and identifies cost-effective energy efficiency measures to improve utility programs and related policy efforts. We conduct field research in buildings ranging from homes to high-rise office towers, analyzing valuable data on the energy savings...

Staff Voice: Small steps, conversations pave way to greener future

Read Jarad’s recent post about the UN’s IPCC report and the impact of local change. As part of an energy counselor-auditor team, I conduct home visits to help residents reach their energy efficiency goals. After talking with the homeowner and taking a tour of the...

Energy Fit Homes℠

Goal: Make their home energy efficient enough to qualify for an Energy Fit Homes Certification Progress: Home is officially certified as an Energy Fit Home. Partners: Neighborhood Energy Connection , Energy Fit Homes Energy Fit Homes has certified its first home!...

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