Commercial Building Retrofits Follow Ultra-Low Energy Trend

Commercial Building Retrofits Follow Ultra-Low Energy Trend

The ultra-low energy trend has finally expanded from new building construction to envelop retrofits for commercial buildings, according to a 2017 white paper from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Ultra-low energy buildings are defined as ones that produce as much energy as … Read more…

Businesses Looking for an Energy Efficient Utility Might Mull Massachusetts

Businesses Looking for an Energy Efficient Utility Might Mull Massachusetts

The more energy efficient a utility is, the more likely that business customers will be paying less when it comes to their electricity bills, and a new scorecard from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) indicates that Eversource Massachusetts and National Grid … Read more…

Boston Tops List of Most Energy Efficient U.S. Cities

Boston Tops List of Most Energy Efficient U.S. Cities

Boston remains the top U.S. city for energy efficiency – receiving 84.5 out of a possible 100 points in the third edition of the City Energy Efficiency Scorecard, released on May 10 by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. That’s an improvement of 2.5 points over its score in the 2015 study.

New York’s REV: Energy Efficiency is a Mixed Bag

New York’s REV: Energy Efficiency is a Mixed Bag

New York State’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) includes energy efficiency goals that vary widely, according to a blog post by Steven Nadel, executive director of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. On the positive side, writes Nadel, National Grid, the state’s second largest … Read more…

ACEEE Evaluates the Impact of Performance Incentives on State Energy Efficiency

ACEEE Evaluates the Impact of Performance Incentives on State Energy Efficiency

Performance incentives are an important part of a comprehensive state policy strategy that includes energy efficiency savings targets and utility business model tools, according to an American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) report. The report describes the foundation necessary for energy efficiency to thrive … Read more…

Pennsylvania Legislation Would Let Large Energy Users Opt Out of Efficiency Goals

Pennsylvania Legislation Would Let Large Energy Users Opt Out of Efficiency Goals

A Pennsylvania state representative has introduced legislation that would allow industrial customers to opt-out of the state’s Act 129 energy efficiency targets. State Senator Lisa Boscola recently introduced the Large Commercial and Industrial Opt-Out of Act 129 legislation, according to an ACEEE blog posting. Allowing … Read more…

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