Teaching commercial building energy dynamics through simplified energy modeling tools
2012 | Paper for ACEEE 2012 Summer Study by Lee DeBaillie, Energy Center of Wisconsin.
Building energy modelers work daily with computer simulations of the various energy interactions within a wide variety of building types. However, building energy modeling is too complex and difficult to be...
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.
Dehumidifier Metering Study (article in Home Energy Magazine)
2011 | The January/February 2011 issue of Home Energy Magazine features an article on the Energy Center's dehumidifier metering study by Andy Mendyk and Dan Cautley.
Achieving 25x'25 Goals for Energy Independent Communities: Results from the 2010 Pilot Program
2011 | The Energy Center of Wisconsin provided analytical support for the Wisconsin Office of Energy Independence's Energy Independent (EI) Communities 2010 program. The 11 entities in the pilot, representing 23 local units of government, were asked to assess their baseline energy usage, set a goal...
Wisconsin Residential HVAC Equipment Market (2011)
2011 | Since 1995, the Energy Center has tracked appliance purchasing patterns in Wisconsin, publishing results every two years. Since 1997, Focus on Energy has contracted with the Energy Center to collect quarterly shipment information on residential forced air furnaces, air conditioners and...
Small commercial customer energy efficiency barriers and opportunities: a qualitative exploration of implementation barriers (executive summary)
2011 | Small business customers comprise a market sector that is notoriously difficult to reach for energy-efficiency programs. Commonly accepted barriers for greater participation include small business customers' limited time, inadequate knowledge of energy efficiency and restricted capital...
Hybrid ground-source heat pump installations: experiences, improvements and tools
2011 | The Energy Center of Wisconsin with assistance from the University of Wisconsin Solar Energy Laboratory studied three working hybrid system installations to compare their economic and environmental impacts with other HVAC systems.
State of Massachusetts: industry practices and policies on energy efficient program rebates/incentives
2011 | Tetra Tech and the Energy Center of Wisconsin conducted a scoping study of energy efficiency program incentives to help inform the discussion on rebate and incentive levels for statewide programs in Massachusetts and to support fourth quarter 2010 programmatic planning.
Energy recovery ventilation for small commercial projects
2011 | Article written by Scott Hackel for Wisconsin Perspective magazine, the primary source of information for the plumbing, heating, and cooling channel across the state of Wisconsin. Posted with permission.