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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.

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
Complete

Partner: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

NREL’s research partnership with ComEd examined 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.

Switched Reluctance Motor Conveyor Systems

Project Launch Date: 01/01/2019

Commercial
Complete

Partner: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

NREL’s research partnership with ComEd examined the technical aspects and potential energy savings of switched reluctance motors (SRM) in conveyor applications.

Breathe Easy

Project Launch Date: 12/01/2018

Income Eligible
Complete

Partners: Elevate, Illinois Institute of Technology

Initially funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, this study investigated the health impacts of installing mechanical ventilation systems in the homes of income eligible customers.

Energy Incentive Acceleration

Project Launch Date: 10/01/2018

Commercial
Complete

Partner: AECOM

AECOM tested new strategies to introduce information about ComEd energy efficiency incentives to commercial real estate customers and better understand how to take advantage of the limited selling period to motivate building owners.

Energy Usage Baseline and Potential Study

Project Launch Date: 10/01/2018

Cross Cutting
Complete

Partner: Itron, Dunsky

Itron surveyed ComEd customers to understand the current landscape of energy use as well as the energy savings potential for more efficient equipment and behaviors in program design.

Income Eligible Weatherization Program Design

Project Launch Date: 10/01/2018

Income Eligible
Complete

Partner: Franklin Energy Services

Franklin Energy tested a variety of program design and outreach strategies to improve the delivery of the ComEd single-family income eligible weatherization offering. The pilot brought together local community-based organizations to serve as trusted advisors to homeowners in Elgin, Joliet and Aurora.

Ductless Heat Pumps

Project Launch Date: 09/01/2018

Income Eligible
Complete

Partners: CMC Energy, Franklin Energy, Mad Dash

This project 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.

Upstream Small Embedded Data Centers

Project Launch Date: 09/01/2018

Commercial
Complete

Partner: Slipstream

This research project evaluated the market potential for an upstream program targeting small, embedded data centers for commercial customers.

Adsorbent Air Cleaner Field Study

Project Launch Date: 04/01/2018

Commercial
Complete

Partners: Slipstream, enVerid

This pilot assessed the energy and indoor air quality impacts of enVerid’s HVAC Load Reduction Module, a new adsorbent air cleaning technology that filters, cleans and recycles indoor air to reduce a building’s need for energy-intensive ventilation.

Commercial Geothermal Advancement

Project Launch Date: 04/01/2018

Commercial
Complete

Partners: AECOM, Geothermal Alliance of Illinois, University of Illinois Chicago Energy Research Center

This pilot helped create a streamlined incentive for geothermal heat pump installations at commercial, light industrial and public sector buildings.

Save and Share™ App

Project Launch Date: 04/01/2018

Income Eligible
Complete

Partners: Uplight, MeterGenius, L3 Agency, Faith in Place

The ComEd Save and Share™ mobile app was designed to give eligible residential customers weekly targets for reducing their energy use and Save and Share Dollar rewards, which they could share with local, participating community organizations.

Synchronous Motors

Project Launch Date: 04/01/2018

Commercial
Complete

Partners: Slipstream and QM Power

This pilot studied the energy savings and demand reduction from retrofitting refrigerated cases and walk-in coolers with synchronous motors.

AMI Data Analytics for Program Administration Enhancement

Project Launch Date: 03/01/2018

Commercial
Complete

Partner: Uplight

Through analysis of customer usage and energy efficiency program participation data, EnergySavvy will detect program trends with potential to benefit the Residential HVAC and Small Business offerings.

Smart Home Interaction Study

Project Launch Date: 03/01/2018

Residential
Complete

Partners: Slipstream, Green Marbles

This pilot examined how residential customers view and interact with smart home technologies by analyzing bundles of connected devices in customer homes.

Energy-Water Nexus Savings Research

Project Launch Date: 01/01/2018

Cross Cutting
Complete

Partners: Elevate

This research project helped ComEd quantify the system-wide energy savings associated with water efficiency and explore new approaches to encouraging ComEd® customers to save water.

HVAC SAVE

Project Launch Date: 01/01/2018

Residential
Complete

Partners: CLEAResult, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

The HVAC SAVE pilot trained contractors to perform Quality Installations for residential air conditioning units and ensure they are performing at optimal efficiency.

Retrofit Chicago Roadmapping 2.0

Project Launch Date: 01/01/2018

Commercial
Complete

Partner: AECOM

Building on the 2012 Gateway Energy Roadmaps developed for customers participating in the Chicago Energy Retrofit Challenge, AECOM developed and tested an improved Energy Roadmap process to help achieve greater energy savings for ComEd customers.

Variable Frequency Drives for Refrigerator Condenser Fans

Project Launch Date: 01/01/2018

Commercial
Complete

Partner: Slipstream

This pilot studied the energy and performance impacts of adding variable frequency drives (VFDs) to refrigeration system condenser fans in supermarkets.

Alternative Refrigerants

Project Launch Date: 12/01/2017

Commercial
Complete

Partner: Slipstream, Alltemp

Slipstream assessed the energy use and performance impacts of using an alternative refrigerant product in commercial walk-in coolers and freezer refrigeration systems.

Total Connected Savings: Thermostat Optimization

Project Launch Date: 12/01/2017

Residential
Complete

Partners: Whisker Labs, Honeywell

ComEd® and Nicor Gas collaborated to test an over-the-air deployed algorithm that used real-time weather data to convert connected thermostats to smart thermostats.

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