Initiatives and Results
Ductless Heat Pumps
Partners: CMC Energy, Franklin Energy and Mad Dash
This pilot tests high-performance, cold-climate mini-split ductless heat pumps for income eligible customers living in multifamily buildings in the ComEd market.
Income Eligible Program Design
Partner: Franklin Energy Services
Franklin Energy is testing a variety of program design and outreach strategies to improve the delivery of ComEd’s single-family income eligible weatherization offering. The pilot brings together local community-based organizations to serve as trusted advisors to homeowners in Elgin, Joliet, Aurora and Rockford.
Total Connected Savings Thermostat Optimization
Partners: Whisker Labs and Honeywell
ComEd and Nicor Gas are collaborating to test an over-the-air deployed algorithm that uses real-time weather data to convert connected thermostats to smart thermostats.
Partner: Nest Labs
Nest Labs is testing whether their Seasonal Savings schedule optimization program can save customers even more energy than a standard smart thermostat.
Commercial Geothermal Advancement
Partners: AECOM, Geothermal Alliance of Illinois and University of Illinois Chicago Energy Research Center
This pilot creates a streamlined incentive for geothermal heat pump installations in the commercial, light industrial and public building sectors.
Ultra-High Efficiency Public Housing HVAC
Partners: Franklin Energy, Gas Technology Institute and Rockford Housing Authority
This project tests new technologies with standard weatherization practices to reduce HVAC energy use in a public housing authority complex by up to 50 percent.
LED Holiday Light Exchange
This pilot offers customers the opportunity to exchange their traditional holiday light strands for energy-efficient LED holiday lights.
Partners: Elevate Energy
Elevate Energy is exploring the value of energy savings from water conservation to discover new energy efficiency measures that could help ComEd customers save water.
Partners: Seventhwave and Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA)
This pilot studies the energy savings and non-energy benefits of the Passive House standard in affordable, new construction multifamily buildings.
Partners: Seventhwave and QM Power
This pilot studies the energy savings and demand reduction from retrofitting refrigerated cases and walk-in coolers with synchronous motors.
Adsorbent Air Cleaner
Partners: Seventhwave and enVerid
This pilot assesses the energy and indoor air quality impacts of the HVAC Load Reduction Module manufactured by enVerid, a new technology that filters, cleans and recycles indoor air to reduce a building’s need for energy-intensive ventilation.
Save and Share
Partners: EnergySavvy, MeterGenius and Faith in Place
The Save and Share mobile app allows users to share their energy savings with community organizations and provide up-to-date energy data to customers.