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AESP Energy Awards On-Demand Webinar

Recorded August 12, 2021

Register to view this on-demand webinar to examine innovative marketing and data-driven customer engagement campaigns that can be applied to energy efficiency programs. Highlights include an exploration of the award-winning ComEd Energy Efficiency Program virtual commissioning offering.

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Emerging Technologies Webinar: Crafting a Great Proposal

Recorded August 27, 2020

The Emerging Technologies Team has reviewed hundreds of proposals for energy-saving projects. So what makes a proposal successful? Tim Cycyota from the Emerging Technologies Team lays out the keys to a great proposal.

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BWISE Webinar: Emerging Technologies Initiative

Recorded June 10, 2020

Black Women in Science and Engineering hosted Jes Rivas, a representative from the Emerging Technologies Team, to discuss the Emerging Technologies initiative. Jes explained the funding opportunities available, shared project examples and outlined how organizations and companies can get involved.

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WBDC Webinar: ComEd® Emerging Technologies Offer

Recorded October 30, 2019

In this webinar presented by the Women's Business Development Center, Kelly Mulder from the Emerging Technologies Team provided an overview of the program and how your organization can get involved.

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Income Eligible Webinar: Call for Ideas

April 3, 2019

Learn more about the outcomes of our 2018 Income Eligible Call for Ideas. During this one-hour webinar, we provided an overview of our progress and pilots to date and reviewed some initial results.

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Energy Management Systems—Expanding Beyond Large Businesses

As part of the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program, our Emerging Technologies Team recently completed a study to gain insights into energy saving opportunities for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). We specifically examined smart control technologies to determine which are best suited and offer the greatest energy savings potential for this sector. View highlights >

Making Best-in-Class Even Better

In partnership with Power TakeOff and Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the Emerging Technologies Team launched a Real-Time Virtual Commissioning (VCx) pilot in late 2020. The project quantifies the impacts of integrating real-time Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) usage data into our current AESP award-winning VCx offering at select schools, helping CPS find energy-saving improvements for their building operations. Over 4 GWh of savings are expected to be generated from the first half of the pilot, which included more than 25 schools. When the pilot is complete, more than 50 locations will have undergone real-time VCx, allowing CPS to save money and energy while providing a better indoor environment for its students.

Highlights from our Smart Valves Pilot

As part of the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program, our Emerging Technologies initiative explores innovative ways to better serve our customers. We recently piloted smart pressure-independent control valves (“smart valves”) to examine their energy savings and usability as a commercial HVAC retrofit in the ComEd service territory. View highlights >

Impacts of Passive House Standard Examined

Recently, in partnership with LUCHA, we studied the energy savings and non-energy benefits of the Passive House standard in affordable new construction multi-family buildings. We compared the standard to the best practices seen in the ENERGY STAR® multi-family building certification. View highlights >


DHPs Versus Status Quo: The Results Are In

We recently completed a project that tested high-performance, cold-climate mini-split ductless heat pumps (DHPs) for income eligible customers living in multi-family buildings in ComEd’s service territory. The results of the study indicate there is energy savings potential for DHPs, but barriers still exist when it comes to the integration of this technology into income eligible energy efficiency programs—especially surrounding cost effectiveness. View highlights >


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