DOAS Studies



As part of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) efforts to support California’s energy and climate goals, the PG&E Code Readiness program is searching for buildings with specific energy efficient HVAC technologies to participate in one of two different studies. On behalf of the Code Readiness Program, the 2050 Partners team is reaching out to the building design community to find potential project sites for this research.


Both studies will evaluate the real-world performance of high-performing HVAC technologies. Each study site will be monitored for 12-18 months and the site owner will receive valuable building performance information.


Please click on the links below to download flyers for more information regarding these studies:


  1. Dedicated Outside Air Systems (DOAS) Field Monitoring Assessment. We are seeking existing sites that have already retrofitted their HVAC system with DOAS / Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) and a separate heating/cooling system. The benefits to the building owner/manager include a building diagnostics and engineering review, which will help with ongoing tuning and building performance. We also offer a modest stipend to recognize the time and contributions from building managers (or other team members). We are currently seeking sites between 10,000 and 50,000 square feet located in California climate zones 2, 5, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, or 16.

  2. Technology Demonstration Projects.  We are seeking new building or major renovation projects that are under development to participate in a technology demonstration project. The program is primarily focused on buildings installing new HVAC with DOAS. Ideally, buildings should also be planning on some level of improvements to the lighting controls. We are recruiting a limited number of small to medium nonresidential sites (ideally office buildings from 3,000 to 25,000 square feet, one or two stories) to demonstrate high performance building strategies. The program is able to provide a few qualifying projects each year with engineering support for deep energy savings and financial inducements to support implementation, as well as detailed building performance information during the monitoring period. We are currently seeking sites located in California climate zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, or 16.


Do you know of any projects that may be good candidates for either study? Or, do you know of others that may help us identify candidate sites?


We very much appreciate any help you can provide in identifying sites or contacts. Please contact or the individuals listed on each flyer.


Thank you!