Initiatives

05.12.15 | The manufactured home market offers an affordable housing option—and sometimes the only option—for many would-be homeowners. Residents of manufactured homes (also known as mobile homes) are more likely to be low-income than residents of other single...

Publications

04.07.17 | The manufactured home market offers an affordable housing option—and sometimes the only option—for many would-be homeowners. Residents of manufactured homes (also known as mobile homes) are more likely to be low-income than residents of other single...
04.11.14 | 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...
09.20.12 | This report summarizes a field study of exterior duct leakage in 19 new Wisconsin homes. The goals of the study were to quantify duct leakage in homes with exterior duct runs and to compare several methods for assessing duct leakage.
09.20.12 | Central air conditioning is an important and fast-growing electrical load among Wisconsin households. This report compiles key findings from several recent research efforts to better understand the nature of central air conditioning electricity use...
09.20.12 | Our carbon and home energy use fact sheet presents facts about household CO2 emissions and where opportunities exist to reduce our carbon footprint.
09.20.12 | We also characterized Wisconsin’s rental sector based on a statewide sample of 180 rental properties, ranging from single-family rental homes to large apartment buildings. The study provided a statistically representative picture of building...
09.20.12 | Article written by Scott Pigg. Posted with permission from Wisconsin Perspective magazine, the primary source of information for the plumbing, heating, and cooling channel across the state of Wisconsin.
09.20.12 | Field tests and monitoring of 31 new Wisconsin furnaces showed that multi-stage furnaces with electronically commutated blower motors (ECMs) use significantly less electricity than conventional new condensing furnaces, especially when operated in...
09.20.12 | Report examines the effectiveness of various ventilation techniques in two dozen new Wisconsin homes, 18 of which were Wisconsin ENERGY STAR® homes. The study covers bathroom and kitchen fans, central exhaust-only systems, heat recovery ventilators...
09.20.12 | Wisconsin Residential Moisture Monitoring Project: A Field Study (213-1): This field study examines moisture performance of common residential wall systems. Moisture in Cold-Climate Wall Systems (336-1): This case study examines moisture performance...
09.20.12 | This is the residential characterization study—the first and most complete picture of energy use and energy efficiency in Wisconsin housing. Established a baseline of energy use and verified the energy savings potential of the Wisconsin housing...
09.20.12 | Report summarizes research conducted with residential renters and their landlords to characterize the rental market. Information was collected on rental unit, the building, ownership structure, other rental properties owned or managed, and attitudes...
09.20.12 | Examines trends in residential gas usage in Wisconsin, focusing on an apparent decline in average gas usage in the late 1990s.
09.20.12 | This study used a computer model to estimate space-heating loads in Wisconsin homes. Researchers estimated electricity and gas consumption patterns for homes in some Wisconsin utility service territories, showing how factors such as insulation,...

Webinars

09.13.16 | The manufactured home market offers an affordable housing option—and sometimes the only option—for many would-be homeowners. Residents of manufactured homes (also known as mobile homes) are more likely to be low-income than residents of other...
12.04.14 | High energy users in single-family homes present the greatest opportunities for energy and cost savings, yet relatively little is known about what is happening in these homes or how energy efficiency and utility programs can engage these consumers...

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