Local & Community Initiatives

(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...
(Press Release - 1/22/2013)
ACEEE and AWE Announce Award-Winning Water-Energy Efficiency Programs Washington, D.C.—The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) today announced the first-ever awards for exceptional...
(Document - 1/22/2013)
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...
(Document - 11/15/2012)
A comprehensive approach to transportation energy efficiency at the federal, state, and local level must include a combination of strategies targeted at both vehicle fuel efficiency and travel behavior. While the federal government, together with...
(Document - 10/17/2012)
Community-based social marketing (CBSM) is a concept that has received a lot of attention lately, but may not be particularly well understood across the entire energy efficiency community. In this webinar, we unpack and describe the core concepts...