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Smart Home Income Eligible Pilot

Project Launch Date: 11/01/2021

Income Eligible
Active

Partners: Slipstream, Ezlo

This project is in partnership with the ComEd Innovation Lab to test the viability of novel smart home product solutions for income eligible (IE) customers without broadband internet access.

Income Eligible Electric Heating Heat Pump Barriers Research

Project Launch Date: 09/01/2021

Income Eligible
Active

Partner: Resource Innovations

This study assesses the all-electric income-eligible market in ComEd’s service territory and how to best serve this customer segment.

Secondary Glazing Systems Market Characterization

Project Launch Date: 09/01/2021

Commercial
Complete

Partners: Slipstream, Nicor

This project is a collaboration between utilities to assess the existing secondary glazing system market and determine the growth potential for this technology.

Affordable Multi-Family Electrification Demonstration

Project Launch Date: 08/01/2021

Income Eligible
Active

Partners: Elevate, Slipstream

This project is a field evaluation of installed heat pump equipment as part of the full electrification of an affordable multi-family building in Chicago.

Bronzeville Next Generation HVAC Demonstration

Project Launch Date: 08/01/2021

Commercial
Active

Partner: Slipstream

This project seeks to better understand the needs of the Bronzeville community and its businesses. Through a more comprehensive community-driven outreach approach, the project team will examine how innovative technical solutions and methods of delivering energy efficiency may be able to help address those needs.

Gear and Hydraulic Oils Efficiency Evaluation

Project Launch Date: 08/01/2021

Industrial
Active

Partners: Leidos, ExxonMobil

This field evaluation examines the energy savings potential of energy-efficient gear and hydraulic oils. The project team is currently recruiting demonstration sites.

Passive House Affordable Housing New Construction Portfolio Integration

Project Launch Date: 08/01/2021

Residential
Active

Partners: Slipstream, Passive House Institute US (PHIUS)

Buildings in this pilot will pursue PHIUS certification, resulting in long-lasting energy savings and healthy, comfortable living spaces while increasing market adoption of best-in-class building energy efficiency.

Thin Triple Windows Market Characterization

Project Launch Date: 08/01/2021

Cross Cutting
Active

Partners: Resource Innovations, Nicor

This project is a collaboration between utilities to assess the existing thin triple-pane window market in ComEd's service territory.

Variable Speed Heat Pumps as AC Replacement

Project Launch Date: 08/01/2021

Residential
Active

Partner: Center for Energy and Environment

This field evaluation assesses the performance, energy savings and cost savings of variable speed heat pumps as replacements for air conditioners for residential customers. The project team is currently recruiting for demonstration sites. If you are interested in participating, please email Ben Schoenbauer at [email protected] or call 612-244-2413.

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
Complete

Partner: Frontier Energy

This research project assessed 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 [email protected] 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
Complete

Partners: 360 Energy Group, SEDAC, Kone Engineering

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

Residential Dryer Moisture Sensor

Project Launch Date: 12/01/2020

Residential
Complete

Partner: Gas Technology Institute

This project was 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 HVAC Systems for Cold Climates

Project Launch Date: 08/01/2020

Commercial
Active

Partner: Slipstream

This field evaluation examines electricity savings, demand savings and cost effectiveness for retrofitting buildings with variable refrigerant flow HVAC systems. The project team is currently recruiting for 2022 demonstration sites willing to retrofit a VRF system. New construction projects or sites with recent installations of VRF systems may also be eligible. If you are building owner interested in participating in the project, please email [email protected] or call 608-210-7162.

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.

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