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Aug 1618

Green Transportation Summit & Expo
The Green Transportation Summit & Expo welcomes fleet professionals in the clean fuels industry, with half the conference attendees representing fleet management, operations, and maintenance from corporate, municipal and private fleets.  SEE EVENT⟶

Publications

Modeling Savings for ENERGY STAR Smart Home Energy Management Systems report graphic link - July 2021

Modeling Savings for ENERGY STAR Smart Home Energy Management Systems Report
Methods for estimating the enegy savings and peak demand reduction potential of home energy management systems (HEMS) that meet the minimum requirements of ENERGY STAR.
READ MODELING SAVINGS REPORT⟶

BayREN Energy Efficiency 2020 Annual Report

BayREN Energy Efficiency 2020 Annual Report
BayREN has enhanced the typical incentive program model with customer-focused technical assistance, innovative financing, marketing and outreach, and capacity building services.
READ BAYREN REPORT⟶

Approaches to Zero Net Energy Cost Effectiveness in New Homes Report, April 2021

Approaches to Zero Net Energy Cost Effectiveness in New Homes
The final report for a CEC project that analyzes multiple low cost pathways to achieve net zero energy use in residential buildings through a combination of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy storage technologies.
READ ZNE HOMES REPORT⟶

Demonstration of High-Efficiency Commercial Cooking Equipment and Kitchen Ventilation Systems Report March 2021

Demonstration of High-Efficiency Commercial Cooking Equipment and Kitchen Ventilation Systems
The final report for a CEC project characterized the energy use of foodservice equipment at six different test sites: a hotel, a hospital cafeteria, an airline caterer, a grocery deli, and two restaurants.
READ FOODSERVICE REPORT⟶

Low-Cost, Large-Diameter Shallow Ground Loops for Ground-Coupled Heat Pumps

Low-Cost, Large-Diameter Shallow Ground Loops for Ground-Coupled Heat Pumps
This project developed and validated modeling tools for simulating a ground heat exchanger technology that provides a less expensive method for implementing ground-source heat pumps and significantly reduces energy use in many California climate zones.
READ HEAT PUMPS REPORT⟶

2019 Cost-Effectiveness Study: 2020 Analysis of High-Rise Residential New Construction Report link

2019 Cost-Effectiveness Study: 2020 Analysis of High-Rise Residential New Construction
Focusing on new high-rise (8 stories and higher) multifamily residential construction, the analysis evaluates both mixed-fuel and all-electric residential construction, documenting performance requirements that can be met by either type of building design.
READ HR RESIDENTIAL REPORT⟶

2019 Cost-Effectiveness Study: Existing Single Family Residential Building Upgrades Report link

2019 Cost-Effectiveness Study: Existing Single Family Residential Building Upgrades
This report focuses on requiring upgrades to existing single-family buildings which could be triggered when a remodel is submitted for permit.
READ SF RESIDENTIAL REPORT⟶

H2@Scale in Texas and Beyond

Frontier Energy announced [email protected] in Texas and Beyond,
a DOE EERE funded project with GTI, University of Texas at Austin, OneH2, Texas Gas Service, SoCalGas, Toyota Motor N. America, Shell, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Air Liquide and PowerCell Sweden AB. Renewable hydrogen can be cost-effective for transportation and stationary power.
READ [email protected] STORY⟶

Indoor Air Management Strategies to Reduce Coronavirus Transmission

Indoor Air Management Strategies to Reduce Coronavirus Transmission
Ventilation and filtration strategies can be effective at controlling the transmission of viral aerosols in commercial and residential buildings. The U.S. EPA cautions that increasing ventilation and filtration are helpful in limiting viral spread, but not enough to protect people from COVID-19.
SEE INFOGRAPHIC⟶

2019 Mid-Rise New Construction Reach Code Cost-Effectiveness Study

2019 Mid-Rise New Construction Reach Code Cost-Effectiveness Study
This report documents cost-effective combinations of measures that exceed the minimum state requirements, the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, for new mid-rise multifamily residential construction.
READ REACH CODE REPORT⟶

Community Choice Aggregation Provides an Opportunity for Enhanced Energy Efficiency Services - Topic Brief February 2020

Community Choice Aggregation Provides an Opportunity for Enhanced Energy Efficiency Services
CCA authorities provide consumers with local control over their electricity supply. Through energy procurement activities, many CCAs are successful in lowering the cost of energy.
READ CCA REPORT⟶

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The One and Only Electrification Lexicon
Language matters, particularly as its being written into policy, regulations, and goal setting. It’s apparent that we need a new, shared lexicon around what it means to design, construct and operate low-energy, low-carbon buildings and vehicles.
READ LEXICON⟶

Above-Code PV for EV Charging Economic Analysis - White Paper cover

Above-Code PV for EV Charging Economic Analysis – White Paper
Energy modeling to assess impacts of EVSE in new developments and energy efficiency measures and construction cost impacts.
READ EV REPORT⟶

Vanishing Renewable Premium by Jay Zarnikau, Frontier Energy and C.K. Woo, Education University of Hong Kong - EEnergy Informer October 2019

Vanishing Renewable Premium
As more renewable resources are added to the networks across the world and as the cost of renewable generation continues to fall, the renewable premium is beginning to vanish in some key markets.
READ RENEWABLE REPORT⟶

Residential building electrification in California study - April 2019

Residential Building Electrification in California
The study examines costs, savings, and emissions for electric and gas appliances, and closely evaluates the consumer cost perspective.
READ RESIDENTIAL REPORT⟶

The California Fuel Cell Revolution - 2030 Vision report

The California Fuel Cell Revolution
A vision for advancing economic, social, and environmental priorities in a new era of zero-emission fuel cell vehicles and domestically produced, renewable hydrogen.
READ CaFCP REPORT⟶

CPS Energy Program Portfolio Evaluation, Measurement and Verification

CPS Energy Program Portfolio Evaluation, Measurement and Verification
Annual report to utility and municipal leadership on savings impacts of CPS Energy’s energy efficiency, solar, and demand response programs.
READ CPS REPORT⟶

Presentations

CHP’s Role in GHG Emissions Reductions, Daniel Robb

CHP’s Role in GHG Emissions Reductions
Energy Solutions Centers 2021 Q1 Technology & Market Assessment Forum, February 23-25, 2021.
SEE CHP PRESENTATION⟶

Designing for Economic Inclusion - Mikela Topey, Frontier Energy

Designing for Economic Inclusion
Increased workforce and soft-skills development for vulnerable communities foster engagement for a stronger economy.
SEE INCLUSION PRESENTATION⟶

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Multifamily HVAC Retrofits
Frontier Energy’s Multifamily HVAC Retrofit Program was an innovative approach to energy efficiency retrofit services for income-qualified multifamily buildings.
SEE MULTIFAMILY PRESENTATION⟶

Dry Climate Forum 2019 presentation - A wethead’s approach to comfort and efficiency, David Springer

Dry Climate Home Performance Forum 2019
Going with the Flow – A wethead’s approach to comfort and efficiency.
SEE CLIMATE PRESENTATION⟶