Publications and Resources

Research Report - September 22, 2015

Among the many benefits ascribed to energy efficiency is the fact that it can help create jobs. Although this is often used to motivate investments in efficiency programs, verifying job creation benefits is more complicated than it might seem at first. In this paper we identify some of the...

Research Report - September 15, 2015

Higher equipment standards and more stringent building codes are squeezing the amount of savings that energy efficiency programs can harvest. No single measure will yield a dominant share of energy savings for utility program portfolios, as have lighting programs in the past. This report...

Research Report - August 26, 2015

The Local Energy Efficiency Policy Calculator (LEEP-C) version 2.0 Beta is intended for use by local policymakers and stakeholders interested in advancing the adoption of energy efficiency in their communities. The tool is capable of analyzing the impacts of 23 different policy types from 4...

Research Report - June 30, 2015

In 1980, energy efficiency researchers formed the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). As we turn 35 years old this year, we thought it would be useful to look at energy efficiency progress over the past 35 years and to also look at possible and recommended pathways for the...

Research Report - June 23, 2015

This report details the wide range of benefits of energy efficiency to the electric utility system, including traditional avoided cost of energy as well as many other economic benefits. These benefits accrue to all utility customers, including those who have not participated in programs. The...

Research Report - June 16, 2015

This report describes the multiple benefits of energy efficiency in multifamily retrofit programs and discusses particular ways of establishing their value so administrators can include them in cost-effectiveness testing.  Multiple benefits are the impacts of energy efficiency improvements...

Research Report - June 09, 2015

This report is one in a three-part ACEEE series on utility business models for energy efficiency. The two others examine state experience with lost revenue adjustment mechanisms and present an...

Research Report - June 09, 2015

This study is one in a three-part ACEEE series on utility business models for energy efficiency. The two others are a state-by-state examination of utility performance incentives and, an overall...

Research Report - May 19, 2015

The second biennial ACEEE City Energy Efficiency Scorecard measures the progress of city policies and programs that save energy while benefiting the environment and promoting economic growth. We ranked 51 large US cities for their energy efficiency efforts across five policy...

Research Report - May 06, 2015

Phase 2 of the rule for the fuel efficiency and GHG emissions of heavy-duty vehicles will be adopted early next year. It offers major opportunities for further progress on fuel efficiency and for improvements to the structure of the standards. This report describes technologies that are...

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