Efficiency Planning, Research and Development

 

Leveraging our relevant experience dating to the beginning of building-focused energy efficiency programs in the United States, Solarc has periodically engaged in energy efficiency research and development projects. Solarc’s research experience includes:

 

  • Strategic advising on efficiency program development and content
  • Development of analysis tools and resources
  • Energy code research efforts
  • Institutional strategic planning related to energy and greenhouse gas emissions

 

In these activities, we have supported both large and small building owners, governmental agencies, national energy laboratories, utilities, and non-profit energy and market research and policy organizations.  Recent project engagements include:

 

  • Field research on energy code control requirements involving 25 buildings throughout the Western United States. Client:  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  • Secondary Glazing Energy Savings Calculator Tool:  A simplified analysis tool to estimate savings associated with secondary glazing retrofits in commercial office buildings; Client:  Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA)
  • Strategic plan and budgeting for building-related greenhouse gas emissions reductions; client:  City of Eugene, Oregon.