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Blog | October 11, 2017

Why do people invest in home energy upgrades? We have answers

It’s not just about money. People invest in home energy upgrades for a variety of reasons, including reconstruction after heavy storms. Our new report explores their motivations and unveils, based partly on a representative survey of nearly 2,000 homeowners, the best strategies for encouraging them to invest in energy efficiency.

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Blog | December 1, 2016

How understanding the psychology of energy efficiency can help protect the environment

Why do some people take action to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprints while others do not? Environmental psychologists, behavioral economists and other social scientists have all investigated this question, and come up with a variety of answers.

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Blog | October 18, 2016

Our new guide helps separate the Pikachus from the Digletts of energy efficiency behavior-change programs

In the energy efficiency world, programs that reduce energy use by targeting human behavior are relatively few, but proliferating quickly. In 2013, some US states claimed as much as 28% of their energy efficiency savings from behavior change programs. Like Pokémon Go characters in the wild, some behavior change programs are common, well-known, and seen everywhere. Others are rare and largely unknown.

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Press Release | May 16, 2012

Energy Efficiency Gains Traction in Lagging States

Despite Long-Standing Barriers, Opportunities Abound for States Furthest Behind on Energy Efficiency

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Press Release | December 8, 2010

Special ACEEE 30th Anniversary Awards Celebrate Visionaries and Leaders

14 Awards Presented to Those Who Advance Energy Efficiency

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Press Release | September 8, 2005

Water and Wastewater Roadmap Calls for Rethinking Energy Use

Washington, D.C. — Today the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released a roadmap report on improving energy in the municipal water and wastewater industry. This report documents the results of a roadmap workshop held in July 2004 that brought together 50 leading experts in water, wastewater, and energy, and provides recommendations on steps that can be taken to make the industry more sustainable.

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