The Project Team identified and described product categories eligible for evaluation through the Hub in a series of characterization reports that are organized by 9 technology sectors. Each report provides:

  • An overview
  • Characterization of energy benefits, non-energy benefits, differentiation, installation pathways and dependencies
  • List of products
  • Quantification of performance
  • References

Electric Space Conditioning (view report)

Electric space conditioning provides heating and/or cooling without using fossil fuels. Product categories evaluated:

  • Heat Pumps
  • Motors
  • Ventilation Products
  • Evaporative Cooling Products
  • Thermal Distribution System Controls
  • Aerosol Sealing for Ducts and Building Envelopes
  • Thermal Comfort and Indoor Air Quality Products

Electric Water Heating (view report)

Electric water heaters heat water without the use of fossil fuels. Product categories evaluated:

  • Heat pump water heaters
  • Grid enabled water heaters
  • Solar water heaters

Commercial Refrigeration (view report)

Commercial refrigeration use a refrigeration cycle to create low temperatures suitable for storing refrigerated or frozen products. Product categories evaluated:

  • Merchandise display cases
  • Walk-in refrigerators and freezers
  • Automatic commercial ice makers

Energy Management and Information Systems (view report)

Energy management and information systems use sensors and controls to collect and report building energy-related data, detect faults, and automate building systems. Product categories evaluated:

  • Energy information systems
  • Fault detection and diagnostic systems
  • Building automation systems

Building Fenestration and Windows (view report)

Building fenestration and windows includes window and shading products that reduce heating and cooling loads in buildings. Product categories evaluated:

  • Highly insulating windows
  • Dynamic glazing
  • Exterior shading
  • Retrofit films
  • Ventilation through the facade

Plug Load Products (view report)

Plug load products reduce the electricity used by devices that are plugged into wall outlets. Product categories evaluated:

  • Plug and receptacle controls
  • Enterprise servers with integrated power management
  • Networked EV charging management services with grid integration

Lighting (view report)

Energy efficient lighting includes direct current lighting, lighting controls, light sources, and indoor lighting quality. Product categories evaluated:

  • Direct current lighting
  • Lighting controls
  • Light sources
  • Indoor lighting quality
  • LED horticulture lighting

Agricultural Irrigation Systems (view report)

Agricultural irrigation systems include irrigation and pumping technologies that save electricity and water. Product categories evaluated:

  • Pumping
  • Irrigation

Energy Storage (view report)

Energy storage products store electrical (e.g. batteries) or thermal energy to manage electricity demand. Product categories evaluated:

  • Peak electricity management
  • Battery technology

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Rachael Larson.