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...
Accelerating energy efficiency one hour at a time: the internal, external and social returns of online education programs
2012 | Paper from the ACEEE 2012 Summer Study. Has the combination of convenience, accessibility and variety of the Energy Center's online programs made a difference in the professional lives of our learners? In this paper, we examine the internal, external and social returns of producing online...
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...
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...
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.
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...