Technical Publications

Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems

Published Papers and Reports by Fraunhofer CSE Researchers

 

"Energy Savings from Five Home Automation Technologies: A Scoping Study of Technical Potential"

B. Urban, K. Roth, and C. Harbor

Final Report by the Fraunhofer USA Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) to the Consumer Technology Association

April 2016


“The Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Impacts of Telecommuting and e-Commerce”

D. Harbor, K. Roth, M. Zeifman, and V. Shmakova

Final Report by the Fraunhofer USA Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) to the Consumer Electronics Association

February 2015


"Smart Meter Data Predict Household Propensity to Enroll in Energy Efficiency
Programs”

M. Zeifman

Paper presented at the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) National Conference and Expo.

Orlando, FL

February 9-12, 2015


"Nonintrusive monitoring of miscellaneous and electronic loads"

M. Zeifman, C. Akers, K. Roth

2015 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE), pp. 305-308.

2015


"I Know What You Did Last Summer: Smart Meter Data Accurately Predict Household Intention to Enroll in Energy Efficiency Program"

M. Zeifman

Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference

Washington, D.C.

December 7-10, 2014


"Smart meter data analytics: Prediction of enrollment in residential energy efficiency programs"

M. Zeifman

2014 International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC), pp. 413-416.

San Diego, CA.

October 5-8, 2014


"Thermal Load Mitigation and Passive Cooling in Residential Attics Containing PCM-Enhanced Insulations"

J. Kośny, A. Fallahi, N. Shukla, E. Kossecka, R. Ahbari

Solar Energy, v. 108, pp. 164-177

2014


"A Data-Driven Framework for Comparing Residential Thermostat Energy Performance"

B. Urban, K. Roth

Fraunhofer CSE and Nest Labs have co-developed a new data-driven framework for comparing the energy performance of residential thermostats. This paper identifies the key challenges facing thermostat assessment and proposes a framework that can help overcome those challenges. Savings due to setpoint adjustments (largely behavioral and highly variable) are addressed separately from more automated HVAC-control based savings (largely mechanical and more consistent). We conclude with an illustrative example of a data-driven simulation approach for quantifying setpoint-based performance using anonymous data from selected thermostat users.

2014


"Rapid Prototyping of Energy Management Applications with FRESH"

B. Lim, K. Roth, S. Nambiar, H. Rayakota

Proceedings of the ACEEE 2014 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pages 209-221. Washington, D.C: ACEEE.

2014


 

"Residential Consumer Electronics Energy Consumption in 2013"

K. Roth, B. Urban, V. Shmakova, B. Lim

Proceedings of the ACEEE 2014 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pages 308-320. Washington, D.C: ACEEE.

August 2014


“Energy Consumption of Consumer Electronics in U.S. Homes in 2013”

B. Urban, V. Shmakova, B. Lim, and K. Roth

Final Report to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

June 2014


"A review of high R-value wood framed and composite wood wall technologies using advanced insulation techniques"

Jan Kosny, Andi Asiz, Ian Smith, Som Shrestha, Ali Fallahi

Energy and Buildings, Volume 72, Issue null, Pages 441-456

April 2014


“Lab-scale Dynamic Thermal Testing of PCM-enhanced Building Materials”

N. Shukla, P. Cao, J. Kośny

ASTM Selected Technical Paper (STP) − Symposium on Next-Generation Thermal Insulation Challenges and Opportunities 2013

Jacksonville, FL.

October 23-24, 2013


“Thermal Mass Effect of Solid Block Aerated Autoclaved Concrete”

B. Urban, D. Elliott, N. Shukla, A. Fallahi, J. Kosny, and M. McDonough

Proceedings of CESBP 2013, 2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics

Vienna, Austria

September 9 - 11, 2013


“Experimental and Numerical Energy Performance Analysis of PCM-enhanced Building Envelope Products and Systems”

J. Kosny, A. Fallahi, N. Shukla

Proceedings of CESBP 2013, 2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics

Vienna, Austria

September 9 - 11, 2013


“Experimental Hygrothermal Study in Wood and Wood-based Materials”

N. Shukla, D. Elliott, D. Kumar, C. Misiopecki, J. Kosny

Proceedings of CESBP 2013, 2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics

Vienna, Austria

September 9 - 11, 2013


“Optimization of Window Installations in Deep Energy Retrofits Using Vacuum Insulation Panels”

C. Misiopecki, J. Kosny, A. Fallahi, and W. DuPont

Proceedings of CESBP 2013, 2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics

Vienna, Austria

September 9 - 11, 2013


"Fraunhofer PV Durability Initiative for solar modules" (solarmediastore.com)

D. Meakin, C. Schmid, G. Kinsey, C. Ferrara, S. Stecklum

Photovoltaics International

20th Edition, 2013


"A Case for Thermostat User Models"

B. Urban, C. Gomez

13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association

Chambéry, France

August 26 - 28, 2013


"For Better or for Worse? Empirical Evidence of Moral Licensing in a Behavioral Energy Conservation Campaign"

V. Tiefenbeck, T. Staake, K. Roth, O. Sachs

Energy Policy, Volume 53

June 2013 


"The PV Durability Initiative"

C. Schmid, D. Meakin, G. S. Kinsey, C. Ferrara, S. Stecklum

PV Rollout 2013

Atlanta, GA

February 26 - 27, 2013


"Advanced photovoltaic inverter functionality verification using 500kW Power Hardware-in-Loop (PHIL) complete system laboratory testing"

Mather, B, Kromer, M, and Casey, L.  

Submitted for publication in the Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, Feb 2013.


"Understanding a Potential for Application of Phase-Change Materials (PCMs) in Building Envelopes"

J. Kosny, E. Kossecka

ASHRAE 2013 Winter Conference 

Dallas, TX

January 26 - 30, 2013


"Automatic Recognition of Major End-Uses in Disaggregation of Home Energy Display Data"

M. Zeifman, K. Roth, J. Stefan

2013 International Conference on Consumer Electronics

Las Vegas, NV

January 11 - 14, 2013


"Cost Analysis of Simple Phase Change Material-Enhanced Building Envelopes in Southern U.S. Climates"

J. Kosny, A. Fallahi, N. Shukla

Prepared for the US Department of Energy Building Technology Program

January 2013


"Cold Climate Building Enclosure Solutions"

J. Kosny, A. Fallahi, N. Shukla

Prepared for the US Department of Energy Building Technology Program

January 2013


"Comfort, Indoor Air Quality, and Energy Consumption in Low Energy Homes"

P. Engelmann, K. Roth, V. Tiefenbeck

Prepared for the US Department of Energy Building Technology Program

January 2013