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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.
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.
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
Northwest Power and Conservation Council
Bonneville Power Administration
Energy Trust of Oregon
Oregon Department of Energy
Washington State University Extension Service
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
College Park, MD 20742
Tennessee Tech University
Maryland Energy Administration
United Technologies Research Center
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
University of Texas at Austin
Gas Technology Institute (GTI) Sustaining Membership Program
Akron Steel Treating Company
North American Manufacturing Company
Energy Solutions Center
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.
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.
Maryland Department of the Environment
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
New West Technologies, LLC
Parker Hannfin Corp.
City of New York Department of Sanitation
City of Baltimore, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Solid Waste
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 Technology Collaborative
California Energy Commission
Electric Power Research Institute
San Diego Gas & Electric Company
Southern California Edison
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
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.
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
Pace Law School Energy Project
Energy and Environmental Analysis, Inc.
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.
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.
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
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.
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Last Updated: 12/22/06