Appliance Sales Tracking: 2003
2004 | This Focus on Energy report presents the 2003 results of a biennial residential appliance sales tracking study implemented by the Energy Center of Wisconsin. The report addresses ENERGY STAR awareness, appliance purchase rates, consumer purchase experiences, thermostat fan settings, and...
Variable-Speed Furnaces Come of Age
2004 | Article written by Scott Pigg. Posted with permission from Wisconsin Perspective magazine, the primary source of information for the plumbing, heating, and cooling channel across the state of Wisconsin.
Education by design: creating lasting market behavior change through education & training
2004 | In this ACEEE paper, Marge Anderson presents the Energy Center's systematic model for education and training and addresses the six key elements that ensure consistent, measurable and significant results in terms of lasting energy efficiency behavior change.
Copper Plumbing Failures in Southeastern Wisconsin: Impacts on Water Loss and Energy Efficiency
2003 | This study surveyed leaks in copper plumbing in 49 ground water and surface water utilities in southeastern Wisconsin. The research investigated the causes of these leaks and assessed potential impact on water loss and energy efficiency.
Energy Use at Wisconsin's Drinking Water Facilities
2003 | This report sets a baseline for energy use at Wisconsin's drinking water facilities. It also reviews energy saving measures that water utilities use.
Commercial and Industrial Equipment Supply Chains: An assessment of the HVAC industry
2003 | Examines the supply side of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment market in Wisconsin. Describes supply chains, product flows, market actors, attitudes and information sources related to energy efficiency in the industrial and commercial sectors.
Commercial and Industrial Equipment Supply Chains: An assessment of the food processing industry
2003 | This Focus on Energy report provides in-depth market information on the distributors, manufacturers and designers who supply equipment to the food processing industry and how energy efficiency factors into their activities. It examines how equipment moves through the market, and the...
Performance Monitoring of a Daylit Commercial Building
2003 | Report presents the results of detailed energy use monitoring of the Hoffman Corporation headquarters, a daylit building located in Appleton, Wisconsin. Includes analysis of lighting energy use, chiller energy use, lighting levels and employee satisfaction.
Energy Investment Decisions in Wisconsin Industry: Results from In-Depth Interviews with Management Decision-Makers
2003 | Analyzes views of industry management on energy use and costs, energy investments, and energy efficiency as related to production. Based on 59 in-depth interviews with management decision-makers at 46 businesses in Wisconsin.
Net Energy Balance and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Renewable Energy Storage Systems
2003 | Evaluates life-cycle impacts of three common energy storage technologies--pumped hydro, compressed air, and advanced batteries--when coupled with wind and solar electricity generation.