Publications and Resources

Research Report - December 02, 2015

The benefits of energy efficiency extend beyond energy savings. Homes, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities gain comfort, health, and safety benefits from energy efficiency programs. Additional benefits for businesses include savings on maintenance, materials, and the costs of...

Research Report - November 12, 2015

Utility energy efficiency has seen tremendous growth over the past decade, and much attention has rightfully focused on investor-owned utilities. Much less attention has been given to public power sector, even though it accounts for one-fourth of US electric sales and will need to be a key...

Research Report - October 29, 2015

This report reviews the implementation of the energy efficiency provisions of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), including vehicle fuel economy standards, the light bulb standard, appliance and equipment standards, energy use labels, building efficiency policies, federal...

Research Report - October 21, 2015

For the past nine years, the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard has measured the progress of state policies and programs that save energy while also benefiting the environment and promoting economic growth. We use data vetted by state energy officials to rank states in six categories—...

Research Report - October 02, 2015

Many cities and municipalities lack the resources to prepare for and respond to threats like extreme weather, economic volatility, and aging infrastructure. Energy systems are particularly vulnerable because of their interactions with other systems that allow communities to function and thrive,...

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...

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