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PE, LEED AP, Senior Energy Engineer
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In his role at the Energy Center, Scott consults with architects and engineers on energy efficient building designs and systems. He conducts applied research on various energy efficiency technologies through both field monitoring and extensive energy modeling.
Scott has expert knowledge in advanced systems. He utilizes this knowledge to assist utilities in the development and implementation of efficiency programs. Scott holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, as well as a certificate in energy analysis and policy. He is an active member of ASHRAE and the Wisconsin Green Building Association.
Scott's work includes
- Commissioning for optimal savings from daylight controls
Published: 2013. This project provided the opportunity to measure, analyze and demonstrate the importance of commissioning daylighting systems, with specific focus on the calibration and functional testing aspect of commissioning ...
- Hybrid ground-source heat pump installations: experiences, improvements and tools
Published: 2011. Install a hybrid geothermal heat pump system and reduce the cost of implementing geothermal heating and cooling on your building project ...
- Utility Programs
The Energy Center offers services for utility customers through ComEd/Nicor's New Construction Program, Wisconsin's statewide Focus on Energy program, and customers of utilities We Energies and WPPI Energy.
- Hybrid geothermal systems: less is more
Published: 2011. In this webinar, Scott Hackel discusses the hybrid geothermal approach and reveals the results of an Energy Center study that examined three working hybrid systems to assess how and why they were designed, how well they are now working, and lessons learned along the way ...
- Energy recovery ventilation for small commercial projects
Published: 2011. Article written by Scott Hackel for Wisconsin Perspective magazine, the primary source of information for the plumbing, heating, and cooling channel across the state of Wisconsin ...
- Impact of Passive Building Design for Northern Climates
Published: 2009. This webcast addresses basic passive design building techniques for minimizing energy use in commercial buildings in northern climates.
- Energy efficiency and demand response potential for Iowa Municipal Utilities for the years 2012 and 2018
Published: 2009. By 2012 Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities members could save 58 ...
- Energy Efficiency and Customer-Sited Renewable Resource Potential in Wisconsin for the Years 2012 and 2018
Published: 2009. Technical and policy analysis to determine the amount of energy use that can be displaced through efficiency programs and other initiatives ...
- Ten-year Update: Emissions and Economic Analysis of Geothermal Heat Pumps in Wisconsin
Published: 2009. This analysis determines the cost-effectiveness and environmental impact of geothermal heat pump systems ...
- Campus Energy Independence: University of Wisconsin River Falls
Published: 2008. In 2006, UW-River Falls was selected as one of four Wisconsin college campuses to participate in a pilot program to achieve energy independence by 2012 ...