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Smart Controls for Small and Medium Buildings

Project Launch Date: 04/01/2021

Commercial
Active

Partner: E Source

This market and technical potential study will help ComEd to develop a plan to improve energy efficiency in small and medium commercial buildings by identifying smart control technologies with the greatest energy-saving potential and best suited to meet the needs of these customers.

Dipper Wells Market Potential Study

Project Launch Date: 01/01/2021

Commercial
Active

Partner: Frontier Energy

This research project assesses the market potential for efficient dipper well technologies in the ComEd service territory.

Municipal Energy Planning Engagement

Project Launch Date: 01/01/2021

Cross Cutting
Complete

Partner: Slipstream

This research project explored the opportunity to provide future service offerings for strategic energy planning and implementation support for municipalities to meet their energy and carbon reduction goals.

Scalable Community Building Energy Modeling

Project Launch Date: 01/01/2021

Cross Cutting
Active

Partner: Mapdwell

Through geospatial data, remote sensing and energy modeling at the individual building level, this project will identify aggregate energy efficiency opportunities for ComEd.

Very High Efficiency HVAC Systems

Project Launch Date: 01/01/2021

Commercial
Active

Partners: Institute for Market Transformation, Slipstream, Ventacity Systems, Fujitsu, Charles M. Stephens

This field evaluation examines electricity savings and cost effectiveness for retrofitting buildings with Very High Efficiency (VHE) HVAC systems. The project team is currently recruiting for 2021 demonstration sites. If you are a building owner interested in participating in the project, please email vhehvac@imt.org or call 503-477-0851.

Hybrid Heat Pump Systems and Future Beneficial Electrification Opportunities

Project Launch Date: 12/01/2020

Cross Cutting
Complete

Partner: Center for Energy and Environment

This research project reviewed various use cases for residential air source heat pumps as well as a range of potential future measures related to electrification.

Innovations in Efficient Elevator Systems

Project Launch Date: 12/01/2020

Commercial
Active

Partners: 360 Energy Group, SEDAC, Kone Engineering

This research project explores potential energy savings from several measures related to modern elevator operation.

Residential Dryer Moisture Sensor

Project Launch Date: 12/01/2020

Residential
Active

Partner: Gas Technology Institute

This project is 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
Active

Partner: DNV

This field evaluation will 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.

Commercial Interior Insulated Shades

Project Launch Date: 09/01/2020

Commercial
Active

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

This project is a field evaluation of an insulating shade system in conjunction with a building control system in a high-rise office building in Chicago.

Customer Targeting Through Normalized Metering Energy Consumption

Project Launch Date: 09/01/2020

Commercial
Active

Partners: Recurve Analytics, Power TakeOff

Two separate research projects for commercial and residential customers will explore how ComEd might use a normalized metered energy consumption approach to identify customers with high energy savings potential.

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.

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.

Cooling Tower Future Opportunities

Project Launch Date: 08/01/2020

Cross Cutting
Active

Partners: Alliance for Water Efficiency, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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.

Variable Refrigerant Flow for Cold Climates

Project Launch Date: 08/01/2020

Commercial
Active

Partner: Slipstream

The project team is conducting research to determine whether and how cold-climate variable refrigerant flow systems could become an impactful ComEd Energy Efficiency Program measure.

Water Heating Technology Opportunities

Project Launch Date: 08/01/2020

Cross Cutting
Active

Partners: Evergreen Economics, GDS Associates

The project team will conduct 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
Active

Partners: TRC, Rezatec

This project is designed to create water and energy savings by encouraging municipal infrastructure improvements.

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.

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