Identifying the impacts of Cool Choices' game at Miron Construction: energy savings from player actions
2013 | This report summarizes findings from a billing analysis and participant interviews a year after the end of the game at Miron Construction. Participants scored by taking and reporting sustainable actions related to energy, water, indoor air quality, waste management and food. Impacts of the...
Tip sheet: Calibration and commissioning for energy savings from daylighting
Impacts of climate change on the energy use and economics of NASA facilities
2013 | The goal of this project was to examine the impacts of climate change on the energy use and operating costs at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC), located in southern Mississippi.
Specifically, we quantified the expected impacts on future energy consumption, peak energy demand and...
Minnesota multifamily rental characterization study
2013 | The study was completed on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Commerce to characterize energy use in the state's multifamily sector and to identify untapped energy efficiency opportunities.
Working with Franklin Energy, the field study gathered characteristic data for 120...
Utility energy efficiency programs and manufacturing facilities: connections in the Great Lakes region
2013 | The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of energy efficiency programs on manufacturers.
This research was funded by the Joyce Foundation.
Commissioning for optimal savings from daylight controls
2013 | Automatic daylighting control is an energy savings strategy employed in many sustainable building projects. While considerable effort is often expended in the architectural and lighting design of daylighting control strategies, the actual execution of the controls is an area for substantial...
Minnesota stakeholder meetings for energy savings goals
2013 | In late October and early November 2013, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) held two stakeholder meetings and four technical workgroup meetings with identified parties to gather input on the state’s energy savings goals. These meetings were held pursuant to a directive from the Minnesota...
From the classroom to the construction site: packing the pipeline with energy efficiency
2012 | Paper for ACEEE 2012 Summer Study by Sandra Henry, ComEd; Karen Koski, Melanie Lord, Ingo Bensch, Dave Vigliotta and Kathryn Schiedermayer (former director of education), Energy Center of Wisconsin. This paper presents results, highlights areas for further research and presents suggestions...
Miron Construction's iChoose Game: results of a post-game survey and analysis
2012 | The Energy Center analyzed the impact of a game implemented by Cool Choices for employees at Miron Construction Company in 2011.
Energy efficiency investment: turning utilities from reluctant to eager
2012 | Paper for ACEEE 2012 Summer Study by Gary Ambach and Sean Weitner, Michaels Energy; Steve Kihm, Energy Center of Wisconsin.
Energy efficiency programs often presume their cost recovery mechanisms are sufficient to motivate investor-owned utility involvement. This stance is at odds with...