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CARD Program Webinars & Videos

View webinars or videos related to the Conservation Applied Research and Development (CARD) program from the collection below, including recordings reporting on the results of specific RD projects, or documenting general program activities and events.

CARD 2016 Stakeholder Meeting
Minnesota Department of Commerce – Recording of February 2016 stakeholder meeting on the CARD program, including a description of the RFP process, tips on creating successful CARD proposals, a response to questions about CARD, and an opportunity for participants to offer suggestions and feedback regarding the CARD program

Webinar Slides (.pdf)

The ABCs of Hotel Energy Efficiency: Advanced Technologies, Benchmarking, and Comfort
Michaels Energy – Results from a CARD energy efficiency program pilot for Minnesota hotels which show significant opportunities to reduce energy use with no negative impact to guest comfort and paybacks frequently 2 years or less. Recommendations for utilities, hotels, contractors and regulators on how to better serve this market sector are shared.

Hotel Webinar Slides(.pdf)

Demand Control Ventilation: Maximize Savings with Practical Approaches
Seventhwave – Results of a CARD field study which investigated demand control ventilation (DCV) in several Midwest commercial buildings. The primary focus of the presentation is on DCV for variable air volume systems and will include discussion of field study results as well as best practices for implementation of DCV systems.

DCV Webinar Slides (.pdf)

DCV Fact Sheet(.pdf)

Hit the Right Note: Task Tuning for Commercial Lighting
Seventhwave – Results from a CARD field study which monitored several commercial building spaces before and after applying task tuning to the lighting systems. The presentation shares proper task tuning techniques and discusses overall research results, including verified energy savings and how task tuning could be included in utility conservation improvement program offerings in Minnesota.

Task Tuning Webinar Slides (.pdf)

Task Tuning Fact Sheet Link (.pdf)

Aggregate Economic Impact of the Conservation Improvement Program 2008-2013
Cadmus – Results from a CARD project conducted by Cadmus which quantified and describe the impacts of statewide CIP-related activities and resulting energy savings that accrue through 2032 for eight economic barriers: employment, employee earnings, household income and savings, business revenue, industry production, capital investment and innovation, state domestic product and utility electricity and natural gas rates.

CARD Stakeholder Meeting Webinar Slides (.pdf)

Residential High Users: Causes and Opportunities
Energy Center of Wisconsin - Results from first part of CARD project conducted by the Energy Center of Wisconsin which looked at 100 high consumption homes in Minnesota and identified possible causes as well as the technical and behavioral opportunities to reduce usage. The second part of this study will develop and test potential utility program approaches to address high users.
Optimizing Existing Rooftop Unit Energy Efficiency
Minnesota Center for Energy Environment - Results from a CARD project conducted by the Center for Energy and Environment which investigated advanced technology retrofits such as variable speed drives and optimized controls for commercial rooftop units in Minnesota.
Energy Efficient Technologies for Roadway Lighting
Results from a CARD project conducted by Energy Management Solutions which examined the major design and specification concerns of roadway lighting, and quantified the costs and benefits of upgrading to more efficient street lighting.

Highway Lighting PowerPoint (.ppt)

Roadway Lighting Webinar QA (.pdf)

Improving Energy Efficiency in Convenience Stores
Results from a CARD project conducted by Michaels Energy which identified the opportunities for improving the energy efficiency in a sample of 50 Minnesota convenience stores, and recommended a program design for Minnesota utilities to more effectively capitalize on those opportunities.

Convenience Store Energy Efficiency Webinar presentation (.pdf)

Large Building Air Leakage Testing
Minnesota Center for Energy Environment - Results from a CARD project conducted by the Center for Energy and Environment which is developing diagnostic procedures to identify air leaks and methods to calculate the savings from air sealing large commercial and institutional buildings. This video demonstrates a walk-through of field testing procedures.
Drain Water Heat Recovery Systems: Energy Savings and Practical Applications
Energy Center of Wisconsin - Results from CARD project conducted by the Energy Center of Wisconsin which installed and monitored drain water heat recovery systems in four commercial applications, including an apartment building, a restaurant, a self-service laundry, and a student housing facility.
Implementation of Successful Daylighting Control Systems
Energy Center of Wisconsin - Results from a CARD project conducted by the Energy Center of Wisconsin which measured, analyzed and demonstrated the importance of commissioning daylighting systems in a group of 20 spaces located in a variety of Minnesota commercial buildings.
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