Local & Community Initiatives

(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...
(Document - 10/15/2012)
In the face of sustained high unemployment, policymakers continue to seek lasting solutions that will reenergize the American workforce and create permanent job opportunities. Energy efficiency catalyzes employment opportunities that draw upon the...
(Document - 10/10/2012)
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. This white paper is the first in a series of ACEEE papers...
(Blog Post - 10/4/2012)
On October 10, ACEEE’s Behavior and Human Dimensions of Energy Use Program will be releasing the first in a series of white papers on popular approaches for driving energy efficiency using social science methods and insights. This paper, Reaching...
(Blog Post - 9/6/2012)
The economic benefits of energy efficiency extend far beyond lowering energy bills for consumers. Efficiency also contributes to economic development and job creation. But who benefits most from these economic opportunities? At every step of the...
(Document - 8/31/2012)
This fact sheet provides information on the variety of energy efficiency policies available to local governments. Local policies related to energy efficiency—those implemented at the scale of a municipality, county, or metropolitan region—can...
(Document - 8/31/2012)
The economic benefits of energy efficiency extend far beyond lowering energy bills for consumers. Efficiency also contributes to economic development and job creation. But who benefits most from these economic opportunities? At every step of the...