Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

(Blog Post - 11/28/2017)
Intelligent efficiency technologies such as learning thermostats and smart watches are making it easier to track and quantify the many benefits of saving energy. Fitness trackers are allowing researchers to evaluate the health benefits, new software...
(Document - 11/27/2017)
In this report, we discuss how information technologies and communication networks are enabling new ways of tracking and analyzing the many benefits of saving energy. When stakeholders can quantify the coincident benefits of energy savings and put...
(Blog Post - 4/26/2017)
Our new research reveals that sales of learning thermostats, a very popular form of intelligent efficiency, are expected to be three times as high this year as they were in 2013. This surge suggests broad future use of technologies that can save...
(Document - 12/16/2015)
Information and communications technologies (ICT) can automate and transform the evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) of energy efficiency programs. In both the residential and the commercial and industrial sectors, ICT enables the...
(Press Release - 12/16/2015)
Washington, DC—ACEEE and Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) released new reports today that analyze the current and future impacts of information and communications technologies (ICT) on evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM...
(Blog Post - 10/9/2015)
Intelligent efficiency, a suite of new technologies and approaches, is taking us to a place we have long sought: a future where energy use is optimized automatically. It’s already changing how buildings are managed, organizations are evaluated, and...
(Blog Post - 1/5/2015)
The New Year is usually a good time to take stock of the year just ended, and to look forward to the year ahead. Regarding energy efficiency, 2014 was generally a good year. Energy-saving technologies and practices continued to advance. For example...
(Blog Post - 12/10/2014)
Chances are you’ve seen examples of intelligent efficiency in action in the transportation sector, whether you realize it or not. If you rely on a smart phone app to tell you when your train or bus is arriving for your daily commute, that’s an...
(Document - 11/12/2014)
The U.S. economy shows signs of weakening. Among the reasons for less vigorous economic activity is the inefficient use of resources—and especially the inefficient use of energy. New information and communication technologies (ICT) make possible...
(Blog Post - 11/11/2014)
History teaches us that technological advances often lead to new opportunities to reach greater heights. A precipitous decline in the cost of computing power and data storage, and dramatic improvements in programming science, have resulted in the...