Projects

How Smart Do Intelligent Buildings Need to Be?

This project wills provide guidance for successful Intelligent Building implementations that account for building type, space use, occupants, and operations and maintenance.

Optimizing the New Generation of Grocery Refrigeration Equipment

This project will field test design features that provide savings opportunities in carbon dioxide refrigeration systems.

Heat Pump for ACs: Energy Savings and Modernization of Cooling Systems

This study will examine ASHPs as direct air conditioning (AC) replacements with no changes to the furnace, or for joint replacement with the furnace when both are needed.

Energy Savings from Residential Zoned Air Distribution Systems

This white paper will explore the potential to apply newly available zoning equipment for new and existing air distribution systems.

Overcoming the Market Barriers for RTU Retrofit Enhancements

The project will establish the statewide energy savings and carbon reduction potential of proven RTU retrofits.

Air-to-Water Heat Pumps: The cold climate solution for high-efficiency cooling, space heating, and w

This project is a field study of AWHPs to characterize and evaluate their efficiency, performance, and cost-effectiveness.

Advanced Controls for Residential HVAC Fan

This project will research the energy savings potential of a fan control device designed to reclaim HVAC losses by extending post-purge times, as well as research the market for such a product.

Save to Give Challenge

CEE is working with Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy on a pilot program in rural Wisconsin that will reward local charities when households in the community take energy efficiency actions at home.

Power Plant Transition in Host Communities

This study seeks to illustrate the impact of the shift away from power plants on six Minnesota communities that host power plants.

Aerosol Sealing of Existing Residences

The goal of this project is to develop a best practice guide for cost-effective aerosol envelope sealing of unoccupied, existing residences, to help increase envelope tightness by 75 percent.