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Research Report - January 01, 1989

This paper discusses the results of a field survey of new commercial buildings that examined how current construction practice compares in lighting energy intensity to the proposed ASHRAE/IES standard. The conclusion is that the proposed standard will be easy to meet in most buildings....

Research Report - January 01, 1989

Existing U.S. HOV facilities are reviewed and critiqued in this study. An analysis of potential national fuel savings from extensive use of HOV facilities is also included.

Research Report - January 01, 1989

This is a concise overview of transportation energy use in the U.S. The paper includes an analysis of the historical changes in energy intensity by transportation mode. Trends in highway travel and light vehicle fuel economy, and factors that contribute to their change are discussed....

Research Report - January 01, 1989

This paper recommends ten major energy efficiency policy initiatives and analyzes the energy savings, economic savings, and carbon dioxide emissions reduction that could result from their adoption. Report concludes that given widespread but realistic energy efficiency improvements, it is...

Research Report - January 01, 1989

This report responds to a widely referenced study by Robert Crandall and John Graham, which concluded that federal automobile fuel economy standards have caused increased highway fatalities. It critiques the study and concludes that improved automobile fuel economy and auto safety are not...

Research Report - July 07, 1988

The objective of this report is to describe the national minimum efficiency standards for fluorescent lamp ballast that were passed into law in 1988 and to estimate the electricity, peak demand, and dollar savings from these standards.  The report begins with an overview of the current state of...

Research Report - January 01, 1988

This report examines trends in residential appliance efficiency, opportunities for further improvements, policy initiatives that could have significant impact on equipment efficiency, and residential energy use forecasts. It was prepared for the Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress...

Research Report - January 01, 1988

In this report, trends are examined in commercial building equipment efficiency, opportunities for further improvements, policy initiatives that could have significant impact on equipment efficiency, and commercial sector energy use forecasts. It was prepared for the Office of Technology...

Research Report - December 01, 1987

This compendium comprehensively describes the range of rebate programs conducted by 59 utilities and profiles each. Conclusions about how rebate programs can be designed and evaluated most effectively are offered. Prepared in cooperation with the Consumer Energy Council of America Research...

Research Report - February 01, 1987

This study documents ways in which electricity conservation can save consumers and utilities billions of dollars. It demonstrates that cost-effective, more efficient end-use technologies can reduce electricity consumption in the ECAR region— a major acid rain-emitting area of the Midwest — by...

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