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Research Report - July 31, 2012

Manufactured homes are an important source of affordable housing for nearly seven million Americans, particularly low-income residents. Unfortunately, energy efficiency in manufactured homes lags behind that of site-built homes. This study examines the potential for and benefits of energy...

Research Report - July 11, 2012

This report is the first-ever ACEEE International Energy Efficiency Scorecard. It ranks 12 of the world’s largest economies across 27 metrics to evaluate how efficiently these economies use energy. These metrics are divided roughly in half between evaluation of quantifiable results...

Research Report - July 03, 2012

In recent years China has been adding about 1.7 billion square meters (18.3 billion square foot) of new floor space on an annual basis. In 2010, the total area of existing buildings in China was approximately 48.6 billion square meters (523.1 billion square foot). How to improve the building...

Research Report - June 27, 2012

Providing programs to electric utility customers to reduce their energy use through improved energy efficiency is an innovation with roots in the energy crises of the 1970s. The concept that energy utilities should substitute electricity savings in new and existing end-uses for more costly...

Research Report - June 26, 2012

In 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed joint fuel economy and greenhouse gas pollution standards for new cars and light trucks. These proposed standards would reach the equivalent of 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) and 163 grams of...

Research Report - June 21, 2012

Recent studies have shown that information and communication technologies (ICT) can help shift the global market to a more energy-productive and low-carbon economy. Against that backdrop, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, or GeSI, wanted to identify the key areas where the ICT sector can...

Research Report - June 05, 2012

The potential for new energy efficiency remains enormous. While a large portion of our past efficiency gains came from improvements in individual products, appliances, and equipment, and these device-level technology improvements will continue to play an important role, looking ahead we must...

Research Report - May 16, 2012

In recent years, many states have embraced new energy efficiency policies and as a result, investments in energy efficiency programs have been increasing steadily. But a group of about a dozen states remains year after year at the bottom of the ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard...

Research Report - May 02, 2012

Initial investments have already been made by thousands of local governments in energy efficiency projects, programs, policies, and expanding staff capacity, but most federal funds that have supported these efforts are expiring. Some communities have considered or adopted sustainable funding...

Research Report - April 05, 2012

Industrial energy efficiency investments are some of the most cost-effective energy efficiency investments to be made. The industrial sector also has the largest potential for energy savings of all major energy-using sectors of the U.S. economy. To capture these savings, a variety of...

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