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Fact Sheet - March 01, 2017

How large is the energy efficiency “industry”? At least 2.2 million people work in whole or in part on energy efficiency in the United States. If supporting jobs and jobs due to energy savings are included, the total is at least three times as large. The jobs are spread in multiple sectors and...

Research Report U1603 - May 10, 2016

The multifamily sector can be hard to reach when it comes to energy efficiency programs. Besides being diverse and complex, the sector presents a unique set of challenges to efficiency investments. The result is that multifamily customers are often underserved by energy efficiency programs....

Research Report - April 20, 2016

Energy burden is the percentage of household income spent on home energy bills. In this report, ACEEE, along with the Energy Efficiency for All coalition, measures the energy burden of households in 48 of the largest American cities. We find that low-income, African-American, Latino, low-income...

Fact Sheet - October 27, 2015

Lowering the amount of energy we waste reduces our need to burn coal and other fossil fuels to generate electricity. Those reductions in pollution mean big gains for health, as pollutants from fossil fuel combustion contribute to four of the leading causes of death in the United States: cancer,...

Policy Brief - December 13, 2017

Congress should:

  • Pass legislation to set energy efficiency improvement targets for building energy codes and compliance rates, and to increase federal assistance (in S. 720 and S. 2012). Advanced residential and commercial model energy codes (2013/2015) have already achieved cost-...
Fact Sheet - March 30, 2017

The Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office is helps families save almost $500 per year on their energy bills, helps businesses create jobs, fosters innovation in technologies, and provides assistance to state and local governments. This fact sheet provides statistics and examples...

Research Report - March 28, 2017

Electricity markets in the southeast are facing many changes on the customer side of the meter. This report looks at how energy efficiency, photovoltaics (solar electricity), electric vehicles, heat pumps and demand response (shifting loads away from periods of high demand) might all affect...

Research Report - March 21, 2017

Residential electric rates are in a period of change as utilities in many regions of the country are experiencing flattening and declining sales. At the same time, technological advances are driving increased deployment of advanced metering, electric vehicles, and residential rooftop solar. All...

White Paper - March 06, 2017

The Maryland State Legislature is currently considering legislation that would extend the EmPOWER Maryland energy efficiency program. The first phase of EmPOWER was highly successful, with Maryland utilities reducing per-capita electricity consumption by 10% and saving consumers over $4 billion...

Fact Sheet - March 01, 2017

How large is the energy efficiency “industry”? At least 2.2 million people work in whole or in part on energy efficiency in the United States. If supporting jobs and jobs due to energy savings are included, the total is at least three times as large. The jobs are spread in multiple sectors and...

Regulatory Filing - March 01, 2017

Comments submitted before the Louisiana PSC regarding a rulemaking to study the possible development of financial incentives for the promotion of energy efficiency by jurisdictional electric and natural gas utilities. Submitted by ACEEE and SEEA, the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance.

Research Report - February 27, 2017

Smart buildings use information and communication technologies to integrate building systems and to automate operations and control. They consume less energy than conventional buildings while enhancing occupants’ comfort and productivity. This report provides an in-depth look at various smart...

Research Report - February 22, 2017

This report updates ACEEE’s 2013 assessment of multifamily energy efficiency programs in US metropolitan areas with the most multifamily households. Using housing, policy, and utility-sector data from 2014 and 2015, we document how these programs have changed in the context of dynamic housing...

White Paper - February 16, 2017

This paper provides up-to-date estimates of the benefits of national efficiency standards for consumers and businesses in each state and for the United States as a whole. Average household savings, by state, ranged from 11% to 27% of total consumer utility bills, with a national average of 16%....

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