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Projects Resulting From STAC Solicitation 05-STAC-01 Energy Efficiency Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment

The projects are grouped in four categories, Buildings, Industrial, Transportation, Distributed Energy Resources, and Rebuild America. Additional information, such as abstracts and project news can be found under the links for each project.

Building Technologies

1. Reducing the Waste: Improved Fossil Fuel Water Heating Systems

This three-year project will develop and evaluate three alternative storage-type gas water heater technical concepts; map performance of and develop performance curves for Integrated and Domestic Hot Water (DHW)-only Systems; document infiltration impacts of gas-fired water heaters with draft hoods; review test procedures, economics, and routes to market transformation; and disseminate information to aid market transformation and market incentives.

17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-8399
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512
(518) 862-1090 x3214
Contact: Peter Douglas
Email: [email protected]


Linked Partners:
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

California Energy Commission (CEC)

Energy Center of Wisconsin (ECW)

2. Residential Heat Pump and Air Conditioner Research, Demonstration, and Deployment; Improving Pacific Northwest Utility and State HVAC programs

This two-year project will lab test heat pumps designed to the 2006 Federal standards in both heating and cooling modes to establish benchmark performance targets. A low cost monitoring method will be developed and used to monitor up to 30 systems. The information collected will be used to develop a new field analysis and commissioning method. A training curriculum, DVD video and field guide will be developed and tested in actual training conditions. Results will also be published in ASHRAE and ACEEE publications.


Idaho Department of Water Resources, Energy Division
322 East Front Street, P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
(208) 287-4895
Contact: Ken Eklund
Email: [email protected]

Idaho Department of Water Resources, Energy Division

Northwest Power and Conservation Council

Bonneville Power Administration

Energy Trust of Oregon

Oregon Department of Energy

Washington State University Extension Service

Ecotope Inc.

Stellar Processes

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

plus representative utilities

3. Reliability Development and Field Demonstration of CO2 Heat Pump Water Heaters

This three-year effort is aimed at improving the reliability of CO2 heat pump water heaters and demonstrating the results at field test sites in Maryland and Tennessee. The development work will concentrate on the bearing/lubrication system, CO2 solubility in the lubrication system, compressor testing at the limits of the operational envelope, field endurance testing, and the development of a load sharing algorithm for multiple unit installations.


University of Maryland, College Park

Office of Research Administration and Advancement
3112 Lee Building

College Park, MD 20742
(301) 405-6276
Contact: Barbara O'Malley, Sr. Contract Administrator
Email: [email protected]

Technical Contact:

(301) 405-6276
Contact: Dr. Reinhard Radermacher
Email: [email protected]

University of Maryland, College Park

Tennessee Tech University

Maryland Energy Administration

United Technologies Research Center

Industrial Technologies

4. Development and Field Trial of an Advanced Indirect Heating System for Metal Heat Treating Applications

This eighteen-month project will optimize the design of an advanced indirect heating system for the steel industry with respect to efficiency improvement, lower emissions, radiant tube temperature uniformity and lower internal tube temperatures. The work will progress through concept evaluations, modeling and engineering of the selected concept, fabrication of a prototype unit and laboratory test of that unit, and finally fabrication and field-testing of an alpha prototype unit in an Ohio heat treating facility.


Ohio Department of Development
77 South High Street, 26th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-7429
Contact: William Manz
Email: [email protected]

Ohio Department of Development, Office of Energy Efficiency

University of Texas at Austin

Gas Technology Institute (GTI) Sustaining Membership Program

Akron Steel Treating Company

North American Manufacturing Company

Energy Solutions Center

Transportation Technologies

5. Hybrid Electric School Buses; the Road to Reduced Fuel Consumption, Healthier Children and Cleaner Air

This three-year project will partially fund the purchase of approximately 20 hybrid electric school buses from one of three major school bus manufacturers, demonstrate these vehicles in school districts around the country gathering operational data, and disseminate this data through an updated economic feasibility study with real-world data.

Advanced Energy
909 Capability Drive

Suite 2100
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 857-9028
Contact: Ewan Pritchard
Email: [email protected]




NC Department of Public Instruction

NC Department of Public Instruction

FL Department of Education

Durham School Services

Little Rock School District

Sigourney/Keokuk Community School District

Keota Community Schools

Nevada Community Schools

6. Multi-fleet Demonstration of Hydraulic Regenerative Braking Technology in Refuse Truck Applications

This twenty-two month project will demonstrate the use of hydraulic regenerative braking through an in-use demonstration in two refuse trucks- one in New York City and one in Baltimore, Maryland. The project will include development of the specifications and design for the two platforms, installation and instrumentation of the systems, pre-trial testing of the trucks, and field-testing and data collection for a minimum of twelve months.

17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-6399
(518) 862-1090 x3228
Contact: Joseph Wagner
Email: [email protected]

Maryland Energy Administration

Maryland Department of the Environment

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Shurepower, LLC

New West Technologies, LLC

Parker Hannfin Corp.

Autocar, LLC

City of New York Department of Sanitation

City of Baltimore, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Solid Waste


Distributed Energy Resources

7. Creating and Demonstrating Incentives for Electricity Providers to Integrate Distributed Energy Resources

This two-year project will create new business models and regulatory approaches that reward electricity providers for integrating DER into their systems where there are demonstrable benefits, by developing state-or utility-specific business and regulatory strategies, demonstrating the most promising approaches through actual pilot projects in Massachusetts and California, and conducting outreach in public and industry forums.

Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 727-4732
Contact: Gerry Bingham
Email: [email protected]

Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources

Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

California Energy Commission

Electric Power Research Institute

San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Southern California Edison

National Grid


New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Solar Turbines

8. Expanding Small-scale CHP Opportunities Through More Efficient Use of Trading Programs: An Analysis of Market Opportunities and Regulatory Issues

This eighteen month project is a multi-faceted study examining procedures and protocols for facilitating participation by clean, efficient CHP projects in the Northeast region emissions reduction credits (ERC) markets as well as in markets for NOX emissions allowances (EA). The team will determine the magnitude of the opportunity for replacement of aging and inefficient oil-and-coal-fired boilers with high efficiency CHP and recommend a regulatory and administrative framework for ERC/EA creation through small-scale CHP.


17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-6399
(518) 862-1090
Contact: Nag Patibandla
Email: [email protected]


Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

Pace Law School Energy Project

Energy and Environmental Analysis, Inc.

Rebuild America

9. National Database of Energy Efficiency Policies and Incentives

This three-year project will expand on the existing Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) to include building energy efficiency financial incentives and regulatory policies from State, local, federal and utility sources. The team will develop and maintain an accurate expanded database through literature searches, communication with its extensive network of State, local and utility contacts, reviewing utility and agency websites and attending relevant conferences.

North Carolina State University - NC Solar Center
Campus Box 7902
Raleigh, NC 27695
(919) 513-3078
Contact: Susan Gouchoe
Email: [email protected]


North Carolina State University

Texas State Energy Conservation Office

Washington State University

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Energy, Innovations and Technology Deployment

North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA)

10. Midwest Regional Rebuild America Application Center

This eighteen-month project will provide Midwestern States with information, education, and technical assistance. The Center will establish an advisory committee of eight Midwestern State Energy Offices, establish targeted market sectors, evaluate current and past efforts, identify barriers to project implementation, and work with stakeholder groups from the targeted market sectors. An information clearinghouse will be formed, targeted workshops conducted, site report and project profile protocols developed, technical assistance provided, and quantifiable measurements and project reporting procedures established.

University of Illinois-Chicago, Energy Resource Center
851 S Morgan Street (M/C 156)
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 953-9631
Contact: Henry Kurth
Email: [email protected] 


University of Illinois at Chicago

Energy Center of Wisconsin

Illinois State Energy Office

Indiana State Energy Office

Michigan State Energy Office

Iowa State Energy Office

Minnesota State Energy Office

Ohio State Energy Office

Wisconsin State Energy Office

Missouri State Energy Office

Iowa Energy Center

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

11. Southeast Rebuild Collaborative (SRC) Public Sector Energy Efficiency Project

This 30 month collaborative project is aimed at influencing at least 1,300 institutions to promote a culture of energy efficiency and best management practices and have at least one building upgrade project underway in at least 10% of those institutions in this time frame. The aim is for the collaborative to be self-sustaining after the 30-month period. The collaborative has established a team of contractors who will provide quick response to institutions needing guidance to move projects from concept to completion, selection of institutions to assist in defining projects, on-site technical support for projects, and verification and documentation of results.


Florida Department of Environmental Protection - FL Energy Office
2600 Blair Stone Road, MS-19
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
(850) 245-8279
Contact: Michael Ohlsen
Email: [email protected]


Mississippi Development Authority
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation
Southface Institute and Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable

Sarasota County (Rebuild Partnership)

Georgia PTA-GA Green and Healthy Schools Initiative

Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)

Institute for Building Technology and Safety (ITBS)

Public Technology Institute (PTI)

The Sheinkopf Group

Council of Education Facility Planners International (CEFPI)

Catalyst Financial Group, Inc.

2006 State Technologies Advancement Collaborative
Send comments, Questions or Suggestions to: [email protected]

Last Updated: 12/22/06