Water Heating

Blog | December 15, 2014

Congress wraps up with a flurry of activity affecting energy efficiency

Over the weekend the 113th Congress largely wrapped up its work. It looks like this Congress will pass just over 200 bills, the lowest number since World War II. However, before leaving home for the holidays, Congress took action on several bills that will affect energy efficiency:

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Blog | June 30, 2014

The good news, and the not-so-good news, on the new DOE water heater test procedure

On Friday, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a new test procedure for residential and some commercial water heaters. The new procedure addresses a number of longstanding testing issues in order to better replicate real-world usage and to more accurately measure energy consumption across various technologies. Unfortunately, DOE missed an opportunity to ensure that one of the most energy-efficient technologies, the electric heat pump water heater (HPWH), performs as expected in cold temperatures.

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Press Release | March 5, 2014

ACEEE Statement on the Passage of the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 (HR 2126)

Today 191 Republican and 184 Democratic members of the House joined to pass the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 (HR 2126), sponsored by Representatives David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT). The bill includes several provisions to save energy in buildings:

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Press Release | October 5, 2011

Efficient Water Heating Technologies Can Save Consumers Nearly $18 Billion

Emerging Technologies Increase Consumer Choice and Improve Performance


Washington, D.C.—New energy-efficient water heating technologies and practices can save residential and commercial buildings on average 37% more energy than conventional technologies. These energy savings could be worth nearly $18 billion, according to a new study of emerging technologies released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

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Press Release | May 10, 2011
Blog | January 6, 2011

2010 a Year of Mixed Progress on Energy Efficiency

2010 was a mixed year for energy efficiency with significant progress at the state level, but ultimately only modest success to show on the national level, particularly from Congress. As our 2010 ACEEE State Energy Policy Scorecard documented, progress continued to be made at the state level.

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Press Release | December 16, 2010

Congress Likely to Extend, But Modify, Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives for Appliances, New Homes, and Retrofits to Existing Homes

Washington, D.C.The tax package that passed the Senate yesterday and is likely to pass the House of Representatives soon includes extensions and revisions to three existing federal energy efficiency tax incentives: for appliances, a one-year extension; for new homes, coverage for  2010 and 2011; and for home retrofits, one year with modifications.

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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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