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Understanding Water Solution Providers

Project Launch Date: 09/01/2020

Cross Cutting
Complete

Partner: Axiom Marketing Inc.

This research project sought to deepen the understanding of business goals and needs of water solution providers so ComEd can collaborate with them to implement significant water and energy savings.

Cooling Tower Future Opportunities

Project Launch Date: 08/01/2020

Cross Cutting
Complete

Partners: Alliance for Water Efficiency, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

This research project reviewed the technical savings and market potential of several alternative cooling tower technologies to save both energy and water in the ComEd service territory.

Variable Refrigerant Flow HVAC Systems for Cold Climates

Project Launch Date: 08/01/2020

Commercial
Active

Partner: Slipstream

This field evaluation examines electricity savings, demand savings and cost effectiveness for retrofitting buildings with variable refrigerant flow HVAC systems. The project team is currently recruiting for 2022 demonstration sites willing to retrofit a VRF system. New construction projects or sites with recent installations of VRF systems may also be eligible. If you are building owner interested in participating in the project, please email gmarsicek@slipstreaminc.org or call 608-210-7162.

Water Heating Technology Opportunities

Project Launch Date: 08/01/2020

Cross Cutting
Complete

Partners: Evergreen Economics, GDS Associates

The project team conducted research into water heating equipment technologies with significant energy savings and market potential for ComEd residential and commercial customers.

Fan Energy Index

Project Launch Date: 07/01/2020

Cross Cutting
Complete

Partner: Slipstream

This research project examined the market readiness of the recently developed Fan Energy Index and identified how to incorporate this index into the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program portfolio.

Smart Vents for HVAC Energy Savings

Project Launch Date: 07/01/2020

Residential
Complete

Partner: Slipstream

This project researched the state of internet-connected adjustable vent products (smart vents).

Municipal Water Infrastructure Leak Reduction

Project Launch Date: 06/01/2020

Industrial
Complete

Partners: TRC, Rezatec

This project created water and energy savings by identifying leaks in municipal water infrastructure and opportunities for infrastructure upgrades.

Online Choice Engine Program Model

Project Launch Date: 06/01/2020

Residential
Complete

Partner: Enervee

This project tested the evaluable energy savings impact associated with the Enervee Efficient Choice platform and its potential fit for the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program.

Switched Reluctance Motors Field Evaluation

Project Launch Date: 06/01/2020

Commercial
Complete

Partners: Slipstream, Turntide

This field evaluation sought to better understand energy savings and economic viability of switched reluctance motors in commercial HVAC applications in the ComEd service territory.

Water Energy Savings with Strategic Energy Management

Project Launch Date: 06/01/2020

Industrial
Complete

Partner: CLEAResult

ComEd’s Strategic Energy Management offering tested how commercial and industrial customers can reduce their water consumption in addition to energy savings.

Illinois Building Energy Code Advancement

Project Launch Date: 05/01/2020

Cross Cutting
Active

Partners: Slipstream, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

This research addresses the feasibility of achieving and attributing energy savings from a utility-led building stretch code and retrofit code/ordinance program.

Networked Lighting Controls Market Adoption Research

Project Launch Date: 04/01/2020

Commercial
Complete

Partner: ILLUME Advising

This research surveyed customers and energy efficiency service providers to understand the barriers and drivers to adopting networked lighting controls.

Permanent Magnet AC Motor Market Adoption Research

Project Launch Date: 04/01/2020

Commercial
Complete

Partner: ILLUME Advising

Qualitative research helped define the drivers and barriers for customers and energy efficiency service providers to adopting permanent magnetic alternating current fan motors in walk-in coolers and freezers.

Refrigeration Thermal Energy Storage

Project Launch Date: 04/01/2020

Commercial
Active

Partner: Slipstream

This field evaluation examines the savings potential and economic viability of thermal energy storage in commercial refrigeration applications. The project team is currently recruiting for 2021 demonstration sites. If you are a commercial refrigeration facility owner interested in participating in the project, please email Lee Shaver at lshaver@slipstreaminc.org or call 608-210-7145.

Industrial EMIS

Project Launch Date: 02/01/2020

Industrial
Active

Partner: Leidos

This project tests new program design approaches for implementing energy management information systems that help industrial customers optimize their energy use.

Plug Load Research

Project Launch Date: 07/01/2019

Commercial
Complete

Partner: California Plug Load Research Center

This research identified and prioritized energy end uses with high-potential impact on plug load consumption, and assessed the effectiveness of different energy efficiency program design approaches on these device categories.

Home Energy Reports Target Rank

Project Launch Date: 06/01/2019

Income Eligible
Complete

Partner: Oracle 

Oracle field tested a Target Rank module in their Home Energy Reports for residential customers with the aim of providing greater savings motivation than their Neighbor Comparison module.

Income Eligible Paging Display

Project Launch Date: 05/01/2019

Income Eligible
Active

This project aims to provide a simple and inexpensive real-time messaging channel to ComEd customers without requiring access to the internet, smartphones, computers or similar devices.

Passive House

Project Launch Date: 05/01/2019

Income Eligible
Complete

Partners: Slipstream, Latin United Community Housing Association

This project studied the energy savings and non-energy benefits of the Passive House standard in affordable new construction multi-family buildings.

Energy Efficiency in Two-to-Four-Unit Buildings

Project Launch Date: 04/01/2019

Income Eligible
Complete

Partner: Elevate

This market assessment of small residential buildings in the ComEd service territory focused on two-to-four-unit buildings to identify new energy-saving opportunities for retrofits and new construction.

Home Energy Reports Paperless Experience

Project Launch Date: 04/01/2019

Residential
Complete

Partner: Oracle

This field test of monthly electronic Home Energy Reports and High Bill Alerts for residential customers by Oracle helped determine whether savings can be generated in a more cost-effective manner.

Water Market Analysis

Project Launch Date: 04/01/2019

Cross Cutting
Complete

Partner: Axiom Marketing

This research project identified the greatest opportunities to reduce both water and associated energy consumption in the ComEd service territory.

All-Electric Residential New Construction (EHNC)

Project Launch Date: 03/01/2019

Residential
Complete

Partner: Slipstream

Slipstream conducted a market analysis and testing of an incentive offering for all-electric new construction homes in Illinois to determine the viability of a program offering.

Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Project Launch Date: 03/01/2019

Cross Cutting
Complete

Partners: Greenprint Partners, MIST Environment

This research project identified municipalities in the ComEd service territory with the greatest potential for adopting green stormwater infrastructure in order to create new energy savings opportunities in the wastewater treatment sector. The potential energy savings and non-energy impacts of adoption were then quantified.

Multi-Family Benchmarking Outreach

Project Launch Date: 03/01/2019

Income Eligible
Complete

Partners: Elevate, City of Chicago, Institute for Market Transformation

This project tested a novel targeting and outreach strategy for the income eligible multi-family sector by using energy benchmarking results.

Public Housing Needs Assessment

Project Launch Date: 03/01/2019

Income Eligible
Complete

Partner: Smart Energy Design Assistance Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana

For this research project, SEDAC identified ways to increase participation in ComEd’s energy efficiency offerings among public housing authorities.

Refrigerated Display Cases with Propane Refrigerant

Project Launch Date: 03/01/2019

Commercial
Complete

Partner: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

NREL’s research partnership with ComEd examined the technical aspects and potential energy savings of refrigerated display cases cooled by R290 propane refrigerant.

Savings for Seniors

Project Launch Date: 03/01/2019

Income Eligible
Complete

Partner: Green Home Experts

This outreach pilot established partnerships with senior care agencies to better reach income eligible senior customers with energy efficiency measures.

Smart Pressure Independent Control Valves

Project Launch Date: 03/01/2019

Commercial
Complete

Partners: Slipstream, FlowEnergy

This project explored the potential savings from smart valve technology in chilled water systems at commercial sites in the ComEd service territory.

BIT Building Neighborhood

Project Launch Date: 02/01/2019

Income Eligible
Complete

Partners: Slipstream, Southface, Illinois Green Alliance, Environmental Defense Fund

This project assessed the effect of using the BIT Building Standard as the basis for a workforce training program and the impacts it may have on the energy efficiency of multi-family buildings in income eligible communities.

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