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…

US Economy Still Wasting Energy, Report Finds

US Economy Still Wasting Energy, Report Finds

Despite overall improvement in the overall state of energy efficiency in the US, the economy has made only moderate progress toward becoming more energy efficient, a report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy finds. ACEEE said that the US need to be far more … Read more…

Multifamily Housing Energy Efficiency Programs Could Save $3.4B Annually

Multifamily Housing Energy Efficiency Programs Could Save $3.4B Annually

  Energy efficiency programs targeted at the multifamily housing sector can create sizable savings for utilities, according to a report released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and CNT Energy. The report, Engaging as Partners: Introducing Utilities to the Energy Efficiency Needs of … Read more…

Behavior Change Critical to Southern Energy Efficiency

Behavior Change Critical to Southern Energy Efficiency

Southern states are interested in energy efficiency — but they want a neutral source of information they can trust about what activities and behavior changes best suit their needs and industries, according to a report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

In producing Trusted Partners: Everyday Energy Efficiency Across the South, the Deep South Ethnographic Project at ACEEE visited sites in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana and found a lack of effective energy efficiency policies in the South hurt businesses and residents who may pay lower rates but have some of the highest electricity bills in the US.

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40% of Largest Multifamily Housing Markets Lack Utility Energy Efficiency Programs

40% of Largest Multifamily Housing Markets Lack Utility Energy Efficiency Programs

Energy efficiency programs funded by utility customers represent a significant opportunity to save energy in multifamily buildings, according to an American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy report.

However, multifamily buildings present unique challenges that can easily be overlooked when grouped into programs for single-family and/or commercial buildings. By failing to effectively deliver programs that reach this market segment, utility-sponsored programs miss out on significant energy savings potential.

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$150 Million in Tax Credits Available for Energy-Efficiency Projects

$150 Million in Tax Credits Available for Energy-Efficiency Projects

The US Departments of Energy and the Treasury have announced the availability of $150 million in tax credits for clean energy and energy efficiency manufacturing projects across the country.

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Utilities Can Save Big with Next-Gen Energy Efficiency Programs, ACEEE Says

Utilities Can Save Big with Next-Gen Energy Efficiency Programs, ACEEE Says

Next-generation energy-efficiency technologies and programs can help utilities save 27 percent of forecasted electricity use and 19 percent of forecasted natural gas use by 2030, according to a report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

Frontiers of Energy Efficiency: Next Generation Programs Reach for High Energy Savings says these new technologies combined with innovative program designs can help meet the aggressive saving targets being set by many states.

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ACEEE Forecast: More Energy-Efficiency Spending, Legislation in 2013

ACEEE Forecast: More Energy-Efficiency Spending, Legislation in 2013

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy says while 2012 was a good year, energy-efficiency wise 2013 looks to be even better.

In a blog, ACEEE Executive Director Steven Nadel points to 2012 highlights, including weatherizing more than 1 million low-incomes homes and apartments with federal stimulus dollars, and establishing energy-efficiency loan programs in more than 30 states.

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