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Blog Post | January 3, 2013

Conquering the New Year’s Resolution

Welcome to the New Year! 

On January 1 of each year, 40–50% of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution. The most common resolutions we find ourselves making include quitting smoking, losing weight, and exercising more. In other words, New Year’s Resolutions often reflect a desire to change a behavior.

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Press Release | July 3, 2012

Report Provides Lessons Learned from Chinese Best Practices on Building Energy Efficiency

Paris—Today a new report entitled Building Energy Efficiency Policies in China: Status Report was released jointly by the Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN), the China Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP) and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). This is the first report of this kind issued internationally that provides a comprehensive English summary of Chinese studies on building energy policies in China.

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Press Release | June 5, 2012

ACEEE: Major New U.S. Energy Find Could Offset Nearly a Quarter of Nation's Power Use

“Not Your Father’s Energy Efficiency”:  New “Intelligent Efficiency” Discoveries Focus on Interconnected SystemsNot Devices such as Cars or Refrigerators; Shift in Emphasis Could Slash 12-22 Percent of Current U.S. Energy Use.

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Press Release | February 23, 2012

Large-Scale Studies Find Moderate Savings from Smart Grid Feedback Devices

Real-time feedback provides more control over energy use for many customers

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