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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 Energy, City of Chicago, Institute for Market Transformation

This pilot 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
Active

Partners: Slipstream, FlowEnergy

This project is testing the potential energy savings for chilled water systems of smart valve technology in commercial sites in ComEd® service territory.

BIT Building Neighborhood

Project Launch Date: 02/01/2019

Income Eligible
Active

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

The BIT Building Neighborhood project is assessing 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
Active

Partners: Slipstream, Faith in Place

Slipstream and Faith in Place are partnering with community organizations to recruit and train residents to become trusted energy advisors in their neighborhoods.

Healthy Homes

Project Launch Date: 02/01/2019

Income Eligible
Complete

Partners: Elevate Energy, 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 Energy, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)

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

RTU 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 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
Active

Partner: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

NREL’s research partnership with ComEd will examine the technical aspects and potential energy savings of switch reluctance motors in conveyor applications.

Breathe Easy

Project Launch Date: 12/01/2018

Income Eligible
Active

Partners: Elevate Energy, Illinois Institute of Technology

Initially funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, this study investigates 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.

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