Digital publications


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Biomass Resource Assessment for Farmers Cooperative Supply and Shipping Association

2010 | With assistance from the Cooperative Network, the Energy Center presents a resource assessment of woody biomass in an area surrounding West Salem, Wisconsin. The report examines primary residues including forest harvest residues, maintenance cuttings, other removals, low-value pulpwood, and... MORE

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Energy use by residential gas water heaters: a technical field study in 10 Wisconsin homes

2010 | As part of a larger national project investigating the performance of residential gas-fired water heaters, the Energy Center of Wisconsin has monitored and evaluated performance of several types of water heaters in 10 southern Wisconsin homes. MORE

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Dehumidification and Subslab Ventilation in Wisconsin Homes

2010 | Does subslab ventilation (Active Soil Depressurization) reduce basement humidity loads and what is the impact on electric loads? These were the two questions Energy Center researchers tried to answer through this field study. MORE

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Market Impact of the ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides: Presentation of Final Results

2010 | Claire Cowan and Scott Schuetter present results from this analysis conducted on behalf of ASHRAE. The assessment focuses on the guides for small office buildings, small retail buildings, K-12 schools, and small warehouse/self storage facilities. Also see the evaluation of the design... MORE

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Small Footprint, Big Impact:Supercharging the Workforce with Interactive Online Education

2010 | This ACEEE paper discusses best practices and lessons learned through the production of online courses that integrate industry expertise with effective teaching methods. (Authors: Andrea Minniear Cherney and Kathryn Schiedermayer) MORE

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Small Footprint, Big Impact: Supercharging the Workforce with Interactive Online Education

2010 | This ACEEE paper discusses best practices and lessons learned through the production of online courses that integrate industry expertise with effective teaching methods. (Authors: Andrea Minniear Cherney and Kathryn Schiedermayer) MORE

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Ten-year update: emissions and economic analysis of geothermal heat pumps in Wisconsin

2009 | This analysis determines the cost-effectiveness and environmental impact of geothermal heat pump systems. We used building models to compare geothermal systems with conventional systems in otherwise identical buildings. This study is an update of the study completed in 2000: Emissions and... MORE

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Energy Efficiency and Customer-Sited Renewable Resource Potential in Wisconsin for the Years 2012 and 2018 (Wisconsin Potential Study)

2009 | This technical and policy analysis was performed to determine the amount of energy use that can be displaced through efficiency programs and other initiatives. Prepared on behalf of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to inform program goals, priorities and funding levels. MORE

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Energy Efficiency Guidebook for Public Power Communities

2009 | The Energy Efficiency Guidebook is a comprehensive resource for community-owned electric and gas utilities. Funded by the Energy Foundation, the guidebook serves as a roadmap for energy efficiency program planning and provides step-by-step recommendations for program design, implementation,... MORE

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Uncertainty, real options, and industrial energy efficiency decisions (paper and presentation)

2009 | The Energy Center's Research Director Steven Kihm presented a paper on the use of real options in industrial energy efficiency decision-making at the 2009 ACEEE summer study on energy efficiency in industry conference in Niagra Falls, New York. The paper was co-authored by Claire Cowan. MORE

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