Publications and Resources

Research Report - December 19, 2013

As the first comparative analysis of utility-run behavior programs, this report lays the groundwork for further program development by developing a classification scheme, or taxonomy, that sorts programs into discrete categories. This study counted 281 such programs, many with multiple...

Research Report - December 10, 2013

Under traditional utility regulation and rate structures, utilities face financial disincentives for investing in customer energy efficiency programs. Unless these disincentives are addressed, utility investments in customer energy efficiency programs work against their shareholders’ interests....

Research Report - December 02, 2013

In the hunt for energy savings, multifamily buildings are widely seen by energy efficiency program administrators as hard to reach. Due to a number of challenges for multifamily building owners in undertaking energy efficiency in their properties, and for program administrators in designing and...

Research Report - November 14, 2013

Mississippi has built a solid foundation for energy efficiency in the last year, such as the passing of energy efficiency rules at the Mississippi Public Service Commission and the adoption of ASHRAE 90.1-2010 standards for commercial building energy codes. The intent of this report is to...

Research Report - November 04, 2013

Governors, legislators, regulators, and citizens are increasingly recognizing that energy efficiency is a critical state resource. In fact, a great deal of the innovation in policies and programs that promote energy efficiency originates in states across the country. The 2013 State...

Research Report - October 31, 2013

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The Local Energy Efficiency Self-Scoring Tool (Version 1.0 BETA) gives small and medium- sized...

Research Report - October 24, 2013

Information and communication technologies (ICT) are making possible analysis and levels of performance that could not be achieved as recently as ten years ago. Equipment and systems used in buildings, transportation, and manufacturing are becoming adaptive to environmental inputs, anticipatory...

Research Report - October 11, 2013

On June 25, 2013, President Obama called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to propose a rule to regulate greenhouse gases from existing power plants by June 2014. Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act is likely to be the authority upon which EPA relies to draft the rule. With the...

Research Report - October 03, 2013

Water and energy are inherently linked, intersecting at both the supply side (electric generation and water/wastewater facilities) and the end-use side (residential, commercial, industrial, and agriculture sectors). This intersection is commonly called the “energy-water nexus.” The water-energy...

Research Report - September 16, 2013

Energy efficiency may be the cheapest, most abundant, and most underutilized resource for local economic and community development. Local leadership and commitment to energy efficiency is strong in many communities around the United States. The specific responsibilities of local governments give...

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