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New TRM Smart Measure™ library rolling out, training offered


Conservation Improvement Program (CIP) staff is in the process of building and testing a new Smart Measure™ library on ESP® representing the measures in the 2014 Minnesota Technical Reference Manual (TRM). The TRM Smart Measure library will be available to all Minnesota utilities for free on ESP. The TRM Smart Measure library is a set of pre-approved, real-time calculators for a wide range of energy efficiency and conservation measures.

In consultation with utilities and partners, CIP staff has selected a priority subset of measures from the TRM to implement as Smart Measures, targeted for release by Friday, Feb. 28 (see the list of priority measures below.) In addition, several measures that have been requested by utilities but are not currently in the TRM are being created, including residential LEDs, programmable thermostats, and various load management/demand response measures. Additional Smart Measures will be created following this initial roll-out.

Once released, the TRM Smart Measure library on ESP will be ready to use immediately for program activities in 2014 (including activities prior to the February 28 roll-out). In order to help new users get started using ESP to manage their programs, Commerce will be hosting training sessions in conjunction with Energy Platforms on Wednesday, March 5. Look for an announcement soon with more information. Please contact ESP/TRM Project Manager Joe Plummer with any questions.

Priority Electric Efficiency Measures
  • C/I Lighting - CFL Standard to Low Wattage Retrofit
  • C/I Lighting – Controls
  • C/I Lighting - Exit Sign Retrofit
  • C/I Lighting - Exterior Retrofit
  • C/I Lighting - Fridge Freezer Retrofit/New Construction
  • C/I Lighting - High Pressure Sodium Retrofit
  • C/I Lighting - Incandescent Over 100W Retrofit
  • C/I Lighting - Incandescent Up to 100W Retrofit
  • C/I Lighting - Mercury Vapor Retrofit
  • C/I Lighting - Metal Halide Retrofit
  • C/I Lighting - New Construction
  • C/I Lighting - Pulse Start Metal Halide Retrofit
  • C/I Lighting - T12 8-Foot Retrofit
  • C/I Lighting - T12 Up to 4-Foot Retrofit
  • C/I Lighting - T8 Delamping
  • C/I Lighting - T8 Standard to Low Wattage Retrofit
  • C/I Motor Retrofit (Early Replacement with NEMA Premium Efficiency)
  • C/I Refrigeration - Anti-Sweat Heat Control
  • C/I Refrigeration - ENERGY STAR Refrigerator and Freezer
  • C/I Variable Speed Drives for HVAC
  • C/I Refrigeration - Evaporator Fan Motor Retrofit
  • Commercial Beverage Machine Controls
  • Commercial Hot Water – Electric Water Heater
  • Commercial Hot Water - Faucet Aerator (1.5 gpm) with Electric Water Heater
  • Commercial Hot Water - Pre-Rinse Sprayers with Electric Water Heater
  • Commercial HVAC Unitary and Split Systems
  • Residential Appliances - ENERGY STAR Clothes Washers
  • Residential Appliances - ENERGY STAR Dishwashers
  • Residential Appliances - ENERGY STAR Refrigerators and Freezers
  • Residential Central AC/ASHP
  • Residential ECM Blower Motors
  • Residential Hot Water - Electric Water Heater
  • Residential Hot Water – Electric Water Heater Setback
  • Residential Hot Water - Faucet Aerator (1.5 gpm) with Electric Water Heater
  • Residential Hot Water - Low Flow Showerheads (1.5 gpm) with Electric Water Heater
  • Residential Lighting – CFLs and ENERGY STAR Torchieres
  • Residential Lighting – LEDs
  • Residential Load Management - AC Cycling
  • Residential Load Management - Electric Water Heater Cycling
  • Residential Load Management - Off-peak Electric Water Heating
  • Residential Load Management - Off-peak/Duel Fuel Electric Space Heating
  • Residential Programmable Thermostats
  • Residential Secondary Refrigerator/Freezer Removal
Priority Gas Efficiency Measures
  • Commercial Boiler Modifications, Space Heating Only
  • Commercial Boilers, Space Heating Only
  • Commercial Hot Water - Faucet Aerator (1.5 gpm) with Gas Water Heater
  • Commercial Hot Water – Gas Water Heater
  • Commercial Hot Water - Pre-Rinse Sprayers with Gas Water Heater
  • Residential Furnaces and Boilers
  • Residential Furnaces Tune-Up
  • Residential Hot Water - Faucet Aerator (1.5 gpm) with Gas Water Heater
  • Residential Hot Water - Gas Water Heater
  • Residential Hot Water – Gas Water Heater Setback
  • Residential Hot Water - Low Flow Showerheads (1.5 gpm) with Gas Water Heater
  • Residential Insulation and Air Sealing
  • Residential Programmable Thermostats