The project team will conduct contractor training sessions to increase the adoption of the Fan Energy Index metric (FEI).
Previous research on the Fan Energy Index demonstrated significant energy savings potential from adopting equipment with an FEI exceeding code requirements. While ComEd currently offers FEI-based incentives through the Standard program, additional market development and promotion of the FEI metric for distributors and designers would improve adoption of FEI and achieve increased energy savings.
The project team will investigate the optimal program pathway for promoting FEI exceeding code requirements through interviews with ComEd program teams, distributors and design engineers. The team will also conduct training sessions for distributors and designers to educate them on the benefits of adopting the FEI metric. Training session recordings and other educational materials will be hosted online.