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Online Choice Engine Program Model

Project Launch Date: 06/01/2020

Residential
Active

Partner: Enervee

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

Switched Reluctance Motors Field Evaluation

Project Launch Date: 06/01/2020

Commercial
Active

Partners: Slipstream, Turntide

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

Water Energy Savings with Strategic Energy Management

Project Launch Date: 06/01/2020

Industrial
Active

Partner: CLEAResult

ComEd’s Strategic Energy Management offering is testing 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
Active

Partner: Oracle 

Oracle is field testing a Target Rank module in their Home Energy Reports for residential customers that aims to provide 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
Active

Partner: Oracle

This field test of monthly electronic Home Energy Reports and High Bill Alerts for residential customers by Oracle will help 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

Project Launch Date: 03/01/2019

Residential
Active

Partner: Slipstream

Slipstream is conducting a market analysis of the all-electric homes market 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
Active

Partner: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

NREL’s research partnership with ComEd examines 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.

EcoAdvocates

Project Launch Date: 02/01/2019

Income Eligible
Complete

Partners: Slipstream, Faith in Place

Slipstream and Faith in Place recruited and trained community residents to become trusted energy advisors in their neighborhoods to boost participation in energy efficiency offerings.

Healthy Homes

Project Launch Date: 02/01/2019

Income Eligible
Complete

Partners: Elevate, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, AMITA Health, Sinai Urban Health Institute

This pilot targeted income eligible communities with high numbers of severe asthma patients. The objective was to determine whether both health and energy efficiency outcomes could be achieved in patients’ homes using a coordinated service delivery model.

Income Eligible High User Needs Assessment

Project Launch Date: 02/01/2019

Income Eligible
Complete

Partner: Evergreen Economics

In order to better serve income eligible customers with high energy use, this research project identified key factors that limit their participation in the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program.

Heat Pump in Cold Climate Applications

Project Launch Date: 01/01/2019

Residential
Active

Partner: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

NREL has partnered with ComEd to research the technical aspects and potential energy savings of high-efficiency variable-speed air-source heat pumps in cold climates.

Residential Real Estate Opportunities

Project Launch Date: 01/01/2019

Income Eligible
Complete

Partners: Elevate, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)

This project sought to expand the amount of home energy information available to homebuyers with the goal of increasing participation in the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program.

Rooftop Unit Motor Study

Project Launch Date: 01/01/2019

Commercial
Complete

Partner: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

ComEd's research partnership with NREL examined the energy and peak demand savings potential of new rooftop unit (RTU) technologies.

Street Operating System

Project Launch Date: 01/01/2019

Income Eligible
Complete

Partner: Blacks in Green

This outreach pilot studied the impact of increased community-based infrastructure and communication on awareness of the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program in the West Woodlawn neighborhood.

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