Publications and Resources

Research Report - March 27, 2013

CNT Energy and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) examine the factors that contribute to effective energy efficiency program design for multifamily buildings.  The report provides an introduction for utilities and other energy efficiency program administrators to the...

Research Report - March 18, 2013

The United States has made much progress in energy efficiency in recent decades. U.S. energy use is approximately half of what it would have been if we had not improved our efficiency over the past 40 years. Still, there are large, cost-effective opportunities to increase energy efficiency much...

Research Report - March 14, 2013

The Deep South Ethnographic Project at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has been a multi-sited, qualitative research project looking into everyday energy practices across the sectors of buildings, agriculture, and transportation.

The Behavior and Human...

Research Report - March 05, 2013

This report provides an assessment of the current landscape of multifamily energy efficiency programs in the 50 metropolitan areas with the largest multifamily housing markets. The authors describe spending on utility customer-funded programs for the primary utilities in each metropolitan area...

Research Report - February 18, 2013

We estimate that in 2010 between $480 and $670 billion (midpoint of $574 billion) was spent on energy-efficient goods and services.  Of these expenditures, between $72 billion and $101 billion (midpoint of $90 billion) was the incremental cost of efficient goods and services relative to...

Research Report - February 13, 2013

Over the next decade, a host of federal air regulations will impose restrictions on the emissions of multiple pollutants from stationary sources such as power plants and industrial facilities. These air regulations create a demand for low-cost and rapidly deployable emissions reduction...

Research Report - February 06, 2013

At the beginning of President Obama’s second term, tax reform has become a frequently-cited concern.  Both Democrats and Republicans are supporting tax reform and actual work on legislation is likely to begin in 2013.  Key elements of reform are likely to include simplifying the tax code in...

Research Report - January 22, 2013

Energy and water have an inherent relationship. Energy is needed to transport, treat, heat, cool, and recycle water and, conversely, water is needed in energy production. As a result, saving water saves energy and saving energy saves water. This intersection and interaction between energy and...

Research Report - January 09, 2013

Energy efficiency programs for utility customers are incorporating new technologies, program designs, and marketing approaches as they strive to achieve high energy savings as required by various state policies and regulations. Such programs are rising to meet numerous challenges created by...

Research Report - December 13, 2012

There are several developments coming together in the last few years that make a strong case for the involvement of utilities in advancing adoption, implementation and compliance verification of building energy codes. First, every state that received funding from the American Recovery and...

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