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Eneref Collaboration Partners

Eneref Institute gratefully acknowledges the basic research by other institutions to create Eneref Reports. Our Eneref Reports are used by applied scientists and engineers to make improvements on existing products, technologies and processes. Our applied research is accomplished by exploring the economic, social and environmental benefits of advances in sustainable development within various market sectors. We seek to solve practical problems, employing rigorous research methodologies.

Universities provide Eneref basic research that is often driven by curiosity and motivated by a desire to expand knowledge. Basic research does not have immediate commercial objectives.

Universities

  1. Cornell University

    Cornell University provided research assistance to Eneref Institute on how new modular skylights modernize space. Cornell University is an exemplary comprehensive research university.

    Eneref Report:

    Architects Choose Modular Glass Skylights For Cornell University

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  2. Emory University

    Emory University provided research assistance to Eneref Institute on how ventilation was critical to comfort and humidity control, as well as reducing risks from toxins in the construction of their dormitory.  Since 1836, Emory’s mission—to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity—has guided the university in its work to drive discovery, serve the common good, and prepare leaders to make a difference in the world.

    Eneref Report:

    Room Air Conditioner Improves Ventilation in Emory Univesity Dorm

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  3. University of Las Vegas

    University of Las Vegas provided technical guidance with two reports by Eneref Institute. UNLV’s diverse faculty, students, staff, and alumni promote community well-being and individual achievement through education, research, scholarship, creative activities, and clinical services.

    Eneref Reports:

    Group Residence Puts in Solar Hot Water Using Southwest Gas Rebate

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    Installation of Solar Hot Water Yields a Southwest Gas Rebate

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  4. University of Southern California

    USC provided research assistance to Eneref Institute on codes and safety protect against severe weather events as a result of climate change implemented in the construction of Fertitta Hall. The University of Southern California is a leading private research university located in Los Angeles — a global center for arts, technology, and international business.

    Eneref Report:

    Above-Code Steel Frame Windows Specified For USC Fertitta Hall

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Eneref works with municipal, national and international laboratories that conduct scientific research and development in areas related to energy and technology.

Governmental Research

  1. Charleston Board of Architectural Review

    BAR provided research data with an Eneref Report on historical community preservation. The Charleston Board of Architectural Review operates for the preservation and protection of the old historic or architecturally worthy structures.

    Eneref Report:

    Climate Change Drives New Window Specs For Charleston Library

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  2. Department of Energy

    DOE provided research assistance to Eneref Institute on the significance of human-centric benefits of natural interior daylight in an office space. The U.S. Department of Energy takes on energy-related programs throughout various federal agencies, since 1977.

    Eneref Report:

    Natural Light Inspires Worker Productivity For Staff Zone HQ

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  3. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    HUD provided research to Eneref Institute on a building renovated by the Atlanta Housing Authority. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is responsible for national policy and programs that address America’s housing needs.

    Eneref Report:

    Inverter Air Conditioner Cuts Energy Use In Atlanta Highrise

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  4. DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory

    The Laboratory provided expertise with various Eneref Reports. The DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) focuses on research, information exchange, and education in energy topics.

    Eneref Reports:

    Examination Of The Market And Sales: US Solar Heating

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    Market Obstacles to Best Practices in Commercial Lighting

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    Examination of The Market and Sales: US Solar Heating

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    Examination of The Market and Sales: US Solar Heating

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    The Seven Market Obstacles to Daylighting

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  5. Office of Energy Resources - Rhode Island

    OER works closely with private and public stakeholders to increase the reliability and security of Rhode Island’s energy supply, reduce energy costs and mitigate price volatility, and improve environmental quality. The mission of OER is to lead Rhode Island to a secure, cost-effective, and sustainable energy future.

    Eneref Reports:

    Balcony Windows Bring Fresh Air Into Rhode Island Home

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  6. DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    The Laboratory provided expertise with various Eneref Reports. The DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) focuses on research, information exchange, and education in energy topics.

    Eneref Reports:

    Market Obstacles to Best Practices in Commercial Lighting

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    The Seven Market Obstacles to Daylighting

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  7. Environmental Protection Agency

    The EPA provided research assistance with four reports by Eneref Institute. The Environmental Protection Agency focuses on research, information exchange, and education in energy topics.

    Eneref Reports:

    Examination Of The Market And Sales: US Solar Heating

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    Market Obstacles to Best Practices in Commercial Lighting

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    Examination Of The Market And Sales: US Solar Heating

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    Solar Heating Cuts Manufacturing Costs at Milwaukee Brewery

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  8. Federal Emergency Management Agency

    FEMA provided research assistance to Eneref Institute on the improvements made to homes and buildings to protect them from hazardous winds. The Federal Emergency Management Agency helps people before, during, and after disasters, and make sure America is equipped to prepare for and respond to disasters. 

    Eneref Report:

    Enforcing Mandatory Robust Building Codes

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  9. National Institute of Building Science

    NIBS provided research reports to Eneref Institute on improvements made to homes and buildings to protect them from hazardous winds. The National Institute of Building Science supports advances in building science and technology.

    Eneref Report:

    Enforcing Mandatory Robust Building Codes

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  10. Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach

    PFPB provided research guidance to Eneref Institute on a Palm Beach home. The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach is dedicated to preserving the architectural and cultural heritage and the unique scenic quality of the Town of Palm Beach.

    Eneref Report:

    Steel Windows Enhance Natural Daylight In Palm Beach Home

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  11. Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    The town of Tuscaloosa, Alabama provided research assistance to Eneref Institute on their polished concrete floor system. Tuscaloosa is the regional center of industry, commerce, healthcare, and education for the area of west-central Alabama known as West Alabama.

    Eneref Report:

    Polished Concrete Floor Decorates Newly Built Performing Arts School

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  12. United Nations Environmental Program

    UNEP provided research assistance to Eneref Institute on solar thermal heating in Africa. The United Nations Environmental Program focuses on research, information exchange, and education in energy topics.

    Eneref Report:

    Overview of the Potential Market for Solar Heating: Africa

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  13. US Department of Defense

    DoD I&E provided assistance with two reports by Eneref Institute. The US Department of Defense, Office of Installations & Environment focuses on research, information exchange, and education in energy topics. 

    Eneref Reports:

    Examination of the Market and Sales: US Solar Heating

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    The Seven Market Obstacles to Daylighting

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Eneref works with leading professional organizations whose members are subject matter experts. We leverage their research to help diversify our data.

Professional Organizations

  1. American Society of Civil Engineers

    ASCE provided research to Eneref Institute on reports examining  improvements to homes and buildings to protect them from hazardous weather from climate change. The American Society of Civil Engineers stands at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society’s economic and social engine – the built environment – while protecting and restoring the natural environment.

    Eneref Report:

    Enforcing Mandatory Robust Building Codes

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  2. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

    ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and its more than 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.

    Eneref Report:

    Classrooms Optimized With Natural Daylight Increase Student Performance

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  3. IAPMO

    IAPMO provided assistance with three reports by Eneref Institute. The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials focuses on research, information exchange, and education in energy topics.

    Eneref Reports:

    Examination of The Market and Sales: US Solar Heating

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    Examination of The Market and Sales: US Solar Heating

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    Examination of The Market and Sales: US Solar Heating

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  4. Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety

    IBHS provided research reports to Eneref Institute on improvements made to homes and buildings to protect them from hazardous winds. The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety provides science and translates it into action so they can prevent avoidable suffering, strengthen our homes and businesses, inform the insurance industry, and support thriving communities. 

    Eneref Report:

    Enforcing Mandatory Robust Building Codes

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  5. National Grid

    NG is one of the world’s largest publicly listed utilities focused on transmission and distribution of electricity and gas. As the world changes to embrace cleaner energy and businesses shift to operate in a more responsible way. National Grid is focused on finding ways to decarbonise the energy system; from building interconnectors to allow the UK to share clean energy with our neighbours in Europe, to investing in renewable energy generation in the US.

    Eneref Report:

    Balcony Windows Bring Fresh Air Into Rhode Island Home

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  6. North American Insulation Manufacturers Association

    NAIMA provided research assistance to Eneref Institute on collective insulation expertise in homes and buildings, Atlanta HighRise. The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association is the voice of the insulation industry, bringing together North American manufacturers of fiberglass and mineral wool insulation products.

    Eneref Report:

    Continuous Wall Insulation In Homes And Buildings

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  7. National Institute of Building Science

    NIBS provided research reports to Eneref Institute on improvements made to homes and buildings to protect them from hazardous winds. The National Institute of Building Science supports advances in building science and technology.

    Eneref Report:

    Enforcing Mandatory Robust Building Codes

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  8. Solar Energy Industries Association

    SEIA provided research for three reports by Eneref Institute on solar thermal heating and cooling. The Solar Energy Industries Association focuses on research, information exchange, and education in energy topics.

    Eneref Reports:

    Examination Of The Market And Sales: US Solar Heating

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    Examination Of The Market And Sales: US Solar Heating

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    Examination Of The Market And Sales: US Solar Heating

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  9. Underwriter Laboratories

    UL provided research assistance to Eneref Institute on the flammability of chemical refrigerants in heating and cooling systems. The Underwriter Laboratories focuses on research, information exchange, and education in energy topics.

    Eneref Report:

    Examination Of The Use of R-32 Refrigerant in Window Air Conditioners

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