The information tabs below contain links to CIP-related resources intended either to help utilities develop or expand program offerings, or to provide utility customers and program implementers with information useful to the application of measures recommended in utility programs. To get the resource, click its title. To read the research report on which the resource is based, click the project number at the end of the title.
Emerging Technologies from Publicly-Funded Research (CARD 138930)
Series of fact sheets highlighting energy-saving technologies being developed and tested using public R&D funding in California. This fact sheet package addresses five topic areas: Commercial HVAC; Wastewater Treatment; Food Services and Grocery; Other Commercial Building Technologies; and Program Adoption Insights from Consumer Studies.
Public Pool Optimization Recommissioning Guide (CARD 73813)
Outlines the most important energy saving measures that should be investigated for every indoor public pool facility, including 17 operational checks that identify no cost, low cost, and moderate cost recommissioning opportunities that can be made without major equipment upgrades.
Public Pool Optimization Operators Guide (CARD 73813)
Outlines the most important steps that a pool technician or operator can take to optimize energy use in a pool facility, including 15 operational checks that identify no-cost and moderate-cost changes that can be made without major equipment upgrades.
Multifamily Ventilation Assessment and Retrofit Guide (CARD 55802 no separate final report)
Identifies the most common multifamily central ventilation deficiencies and the most cost-effective remedies for these deficiencies. The standardized protocols for screening, diagnosing and retrofitting systems that is outlined in the guide can be used by utility energy conservation programs as well as weatherization programs.
How-To Manual for Selection of LED Roadway Luminaires (CARD 36352)
Provides cities and municipalities with a simplified 10-step process for properly requesting and selecting roadway luminaires from manufacturers. Two tools intended for use with this manual, the LED Roadway Lighting Economics Calculator and the LED Roadway Lighting Specification Form, are included in link.
Note: Some tools are housed on the websites of the grantees who created them.
Emerging Technology Research Database (CARD 138930)
Database of publically-funded research from California’s EPIC program created to screen technologies and strategies for applicability in Minnesota. The database can be downloaded from the project website which also has links to other project deliverables: a package of fact sheets, the White Paper, and a recorded webinar.
Minnesota Potential Study Utility Reporting Tool (CARD 121430)
Utility-specific reporting tool that enables results of the Minnesota Energy Efficiency Potential Study to be examined in more granular detail, including by individual utility (both electric and natural gas), building segment, end use, and measure. The utility reporting tool is useful for anyone looking to translate the results of the study into utility specific potential estimates, or dive into the full list of measures that contribute to those estimates.
Electric Utility Infrastructure (EUI) High Level Screening Tools (CARD 121576)
Excel spreadsheet containing several screening tools to help determine the conservation value of EUI projects (estimated savings and cost-effectiveness). These are high level screening tools (NOT design tools) intended to reduce the effort required by utilities to consider EUI projects in their CIPs.
Interval Data Screening Tool for Agricultural Sites (CARD 105478)
This Excel-based screening tool is designed to analyze electric energy consumption interval data to identify anomalies that may indicate opportunities for energy efficiency and conservation in the agricultural sector. Though designed for agriculture sites, the tool can be used at any type of site where interval data is collected.
Homeowner Heat Pump Water Heater Calculator Tool (CARD 55640)
Using several simple inputs, this application will help homeowners determine the savings and payback period for installing a heat pump water heater as a replacement for a standard electric resistance water heater in a specific situation.
Utility Heat Pump Water Heater Impact Tool (CARD 55640)
Using several simple inputs, this application will assist utilities to forecast the effects on utility load profiles resulting from increased implementation of heat pump water heaters in their service territories.