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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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2013 | We characterized energy use in Minnesota’s multifamily sector and identified untapped energy efficiency opportunities. We also explored energy-related behaviors and attitudes of multifamily building owners and tenants. Our research team sampled 120 buildings across the state; gathered...

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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.

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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...

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2012 | Results of the 2011 Midwest Energy Survey. Prepared for Focus on Energy.

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2012 | The Energy Center analyzed the impact of a game implemented by Cool Choices for employees at Miron Construction Company in 2011.

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