Jul 17, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Beat Blog highlights a few of Seventhwave's recent initiatives: window-to-wall ratio, commercial plug load and rooftop units. Read the full post.
Jul 11, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Energy has selected Seventhwave and its partners to study and discover the energy and cost savings associated with integrated controls. "Seventhwave is proud to contribute to a national effort to drive innovation in reducing energy usage of our nation’s commercial buildings. We will investigate and share the impacts and trade-offs from integrating LED lighting, daylighting, plug load controls, and zone air flow controls," said Scott Hackel, Director of Engineering for Seventhwave. "This can empower owners and designers to aim for a higher level of energy performance, and improve indoor environmental quality—which also benefits building occupants." Seventhwave will partner with leading lighting control, plug load control, and window film providers as well as Xcel Energy, the State of Illinois, Hennepin County, and the University of Minnesota to test this approach in the Midwest. Read the U.S. DOE's full announcement.
Apr 06, 2017 — The April issue of Facility Executive features an article penned by Seventhwave engineer Jennifer Li about the lighting controls research we conducted in Minnesota. Also visit our webpage to watch our webinar and download the fact sheet and report.
Mar 23, 2017 — Lighting controls allow buildings to achieve significant energy savings in daylit facilities, but improper installation can reduce these savings. Commissioning to the rescue! Check out Net Zero Buildings Magazine's interview with Seventhwave engineers Jennifer Li and Scott Schuetter.
Mar 15, 2017 — The January 2017 issue of ASHRAE Journal features the article "VRF Design Considerations in Cold Climates" by Seventhwave's Scott Schuetter and Scott Hackel. Variable refrigerant flow systems are not widely implemented in cold climates because they typically lose capacity and efficiency in low ambient temperatures. Several strategies are analyzed for using these systems in cold climates that achieve good energy performance and reduce capacity degradation. Read more about this research, download our white paper, and more.
Mar 13, 2017 — The spring 2017 issue of Home Energy Magazine features an article by researchers Scott Pigg and Dan Cautley of Seventhwave along with Paul Francisco from the University of Illinois' Building Research Council. The authors discuss their research conducted during a national evaluation of the federal Weatherization Assistance Program.