Integrating Technical Education and Training into Energy Efficiency Program Delivery: A Strategy to Drive Program Participation and Create Short Term Impact and Long Term Market Effects
2010 | Education and training is essential in transforming the market to use energy efficient technologies and practices. While incentives can motivate and marketing can raise awareness, training bridges the gap between theory and practice. ComEd has developed an integrated approach to support...
Reflection of Ourselves...How Households Interact with In-Home Feedback Devices: Results from a Treatment/Control Experiment
2010 | This ACEEE paper presents the results of an assessment of the electricity savings from such a device (BlueLine Innovation's PowerCost Monitor (PCM)), and shows that savings are dependent upon individual household behavior. (Authors: Andy Mendyk, Steve Kihm, and Scott Pigg)
Evaluation of the Market Impact of the ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides
2010 | This analysis, conducted on behalf of ASHRAE, focuses on the guides for small office buildings, small retail buildings, K-12 schools, and small warehouse/self storage facilities.
Also see the presentation of final results.
Focus on Energy: PowerCost Monitor Study
2010 | If consumers are given immediate feedback on their electricity consumption, will they make changes that reduce their consumption? That was the primary question the Energy Center of Wisconsin sought to answer for Focus on Energy through a study of the PowerCost Monitor™ feedback device.
Electricity Savings Opportunities for Home Electronics and Other Plug-In Devices in Minnesota Homes: A Technical and Behavioral Field Assessment
2010 | This report summarizes an investigation of electricity savings opportunities in Minnesota homes related to home electronics and other plug-in devices.
Three datasets from this research are also available for public use. Energy researchers are most likely to find these data of...
If we ramp up, will they come? Assessing employer and workforce readiness to accelerate energy efficiency in three Midwestern states
2010 | In this ACEEE paper, Marge Anderson, Claire Cowan and Nick Sayen discuss the Energy Center's research of energy efficiency program planning efforts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois as these states respond to the ever-increasing demand for a skilled workforce.
Unplug for Savings
2010 | The September/October 2010 issue of Home Energy Magazine features an article on the Energy Center's plug load study by Ingo Bensch and Scott Pigg.
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...
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.
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.