Daylight controls glossary
Drain water heat recovery: a field study of commercial applications
2013 | Drain water heat recovery (DWHR) as discussed in this report is the recovery of useful heat through a heat exchanger placed in the building drain system. This project was an effort to characterize the performance of drain water heat recovery systems as installed in commercial facilities. The...
Searching for savings opportunities in commercial new construction programs
2013 | Utility-sponsored energy efficiency programs for commercial new construction are designed to push building efficiency beyond what is required through compliance with building codes. Yet there are opportunities for increasing the efficiency of new commercial buildings through these programs...
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.
Public attitudes, beliefs, and practices on energy efficiency and climate change
2012 | Results of the 2011 Midwest Energy Survey. Prepared for Focus on Energy.
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...