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Residential Dryer Moisture Sensor

Project Launch Date: 12/01/2020

Residential
Complete

Partner: Gas Technology Institute

This project was a savings evaluation of a product that converts a standard clothes dryer into a smart dryer, informing users when clothes are dry.

Flash Gas Condensers Field Study

Project Launch Date: 10/01/2020

Commercial
Complete

Partner: DNV

This field evaluation intended to assess the potential savings of a refrigeration technology that may benefit ComEd commercial customers.

Liquid-Cooled Server Racks

Project Launch Date: 10/01/2020

Commercial
Complete

Partners: Franklin Energy, LiquidCool

This field evaluation project examined the energy savings from a server rack using liquid immersion cooling.

Voltage Optimization

Project Launch Date: 10/01/2020

Cross Cutting
Active

Partner: Sentient Energy

This pilot will test new grid-side hardware and software solutions that can enhance ComEd’s Voltage Optimization efforts and increase customer energy savings.

Commercial Interior Insulated Shades

Project Launch Date: 09/01/2020

Commercial
Complete

Partners: Illinois Institute of Technology, Parata Solutions LLC, Amatis Controls

The project team evaluated savings from an insulating shade system in conjunction with a building control system in a high-rise office building in Chicago.

Indoor Agriculture Future Opportunities

Project Launch Date: 09/01/2020

Commercial
Complete

Partners: Energy & Resource Solutions, ACEEE, D+R International, Resource Innovation Institute

This research project aimed to help ComEd better promote energy efficiency to indoor agribusiness, determine the current marketplace’s baselines and standard practices and evaluate the challenges and opportunities the indoor agribusiness sector faces in the ComEd service territory.

Normalized Metered Energy Consumption Targeting for Energy Efficiency Programs

Project Launch Date: 09/01/2020

Commercial
Complete

Partner: Power TakeOff

This research project explored how ComEd might use a normalized metered energy consumption approach to identify customers with high energy savings potential.

Real-Time Virtual Commissioning

Project Launch Date: 09/01/2020

Commercial
Active

Partner: Power TakeOff

This project tests whether more granular usage data provided in real time can result in deeper energy savings for virtual commissioning projects.

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.

Utilizing Smart Meter Data to Improve Program Cost-Effectiveness and Customer Outcomes

Project Launch Date: 09/01/2020

Commercial
Complete

Partner: Recurve Analytics

This project tested how smart meter data can be utilized to predict customer and program performance in demand-side energy efficiency programs, improve savings and boost cost-effectiveness.

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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.

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