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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... MORE

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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... MORE


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... MORE


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. MORE


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... MORE


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... MORE


Performance of an LED lighting system in a parking application

2013 | The Energy Center completed a study of the performance of the LED lighting system at The Brewery parking structure in Milwaukee, Wisconsin including energy use monitoring over a two-year period. The study, funded by Focus on Energy and We Energies, included illuminance measurements within... MORE


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. MORE


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... MORE