Local & Community Initiatives

(Blog Post - 6/24/2013)
Any day now the legal and technical advisors to the City Council of New Orleans are expected to make recommendations for the proposed integrated resource plan and 2014–2017 energy efficiency programs for the city. New Orleans has been an efficiency...
(Document - 5/30/2013)
This study finds that energy efficiency potential is largely untapped in Louisiana, and that a set of policies and programs can cost-effectively meet 5% cumulative of statewide electricity needs by 2020, increasing to 16% cumulative by 2030; and 3...
(Document - 5/30/2013)
The homes, buildings, and other facilities in New Orleans hold great potential for improved efficiency, which together can reduce energy demand and save consumers money by avoiding the need for new traditional energy investments. Energy efficiency...
(Document - 5/22/2013)
ACEEE is undertaking a multi-year project to improve and expand utility energy efficiency programs for multifamily homes. Despite the tremendous opportunity to improve the energy efficiency of multifamily buildings, very few utility programs are...
(Blog Post - 3/29/2013)
Last week I participated in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Water Conservation Showcase as part of a panel on tackling the energy-water nexus. Conference attendees overflowed the room, and after our panel presentation, my fellow panelists and I...
(Document - 3/27/2013)
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...
(Press Release - 3/27/2013)
Study Recommends Nine Strategies for Designing Successful Programs Washington, D.C.—For utilities seeking to meet energy efficiency goals, the multifamily housing sector represents a sizeable opportunity to achieve energy savings through...
(Blog Post - 3/5/2013)
Whole-home energy retrofits are growing in popularity across the country, but what if you are one of the more than 20 million American households that live in an apartment or condo? What if you own or manage an apartment building? Multifamily...
(Document - 3/5/2013)
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...
(Blog Post - 2/15/2013)
Cross-posted from the blog of the U.S. Green Building Council, Northern California Chapter The President’s inauguration speech sparked renewed dialogue about the need for a comprehensive energy plan to address climate change. Recent decreases in...